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  1. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS growing old wasn't all the fun I thought it would be but, the senior discounts are nice. Plus I get complements for looking young (67) because I travel on the bus with others who are 80, 90, and even a couple 100's..
     
  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all

    A quick update while I grab a coffee to go....

    Things are not so flash here. The house we arranged turns out to be full of cat urine. Lots of it. Trying to get out of the contract as we speak (on the grounds that it is unfit for habitation), which is really stressful. I am hoping this is a clear breach of contract, being that the contract states the house must be clean when we move in. I will find out tomorrow if I can get out of the lease.

    My head is healing up ok after the knock I got the other day, but some of my hair is starting to fall out. This, I suspect, is stress related.

    Re the whole Boy vs Girl discussion, as someone currently in the IVF process, I can tell you I really don't care if I have a son or a daughter, as long as I can have a healthy baby. I do have a longing for a son, but a healthy child is the main thing.

    I honestly don't think I would raise either sex any differently - I played with trucks as a child, and grew up to run a quarry office - the same quarry my Dad worked at for 40+ years. Now I work on the farm with hubby and am probably more consistent than many of the blokes there. Gender means nothing as far as what you can do and achieve in life. It's what you make it.

    Must say, I'm a fan of the froggie print too [​IMG] Very sweet, although it must be said the others are gorgeous too.

    Krista x
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you can back out of the house deal, that is horrible. The only people that don't notice the stench of cat pee are the ones that live there. I hope you prevail
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    My band-aids are currently marvel super heroes. My son took all the iornmans. but that is okay I like the hulk.
     
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  5. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry about the house Krista! [​IMG] I can just imagine....
    I suppose they wouldn't change the carpets and clean / deodorize and paint the walls for you???? It is going to have to be done sometime for sure. They should just go ahead and get it done! I might could offer a bear rug for your house but the big boy seems to be awol....

    I was a "No blood, No Bandaid" kind of a Mom and I only bought the boring cheap ones. Figured they could just draw their own picture and tell a good story.
     
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  6. prostar

    prostar Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol Margie my mom was the same- it was only as I got older I got into the "fun" ones.

    Krista: yikes. That is absolutely disgusting. Had a place I rented that previous tenants let the cats pee and spray all over the place - I even bought a carpet cleaner, that smell does not go away :/ was so happy when I ended up buying my cute lil house...(even though I ended up losing money aplenty when i moved down here...sigh) hopefully they either let you out of the lease or properly remedy the situation! Cause that's just gross!!!

    I've lurked and read over some of what you've been dealing with, and just want to give you so many great big hugs. Hoping your next go at it, when things are settled again, goes well.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When I was a young child, we didn't get bandaids - maybe we were poor - who knows. Instead my father would paint a sun on the wound with merthiolate which didn't sting as badly as iodine.
    Worse yet if we got a wood splinter. He would have kitchen table fixed up like a surgical unit, and stick a sewing needle through the flame on the stove. I was so afraid of him armed with a hot needle I quickly learned how to dig and yank my own out. Funny but my son had at splinter at pre school and they called to say he was hysterical about it . I suppose I treated them like my father did. I guess he made a good case against me - because his teacher got it out without bloodshed.
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Krista - was this the place that you couldn't figure out why it seemed so cheap? Man that's a bummer! And I agree with Margie, they are going to have to clean it up sometime, if they want to keep a renter, they better do it now! Ugh! Good luck!

    Band-aids... I don't remember seeing the cute decorated ones when I was little. Not even the nice, soft, flexible, fabric kind like you get these days. I only remember the plain old stiff ones lol. I did get the cartoon ones for my son while he was little. My hubby's company owns a shopping center building that includes a national drug store. The guys that sweep the parking lot every morning would always check the dumpster. The store would throw out inventory once it got to a certain age, I suppose. We got loads of bandages, wraps, all kinds of that stuff. Not only medicated stuff with expiration dates, but plain ole stuff! I don't know why band-aids would have a shelf life... their shelf-life in my house is many, many years!! lol Hubby uses black electrical tape for cuts instead of band aids.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I stockpiled tons of bandages and stuff - whenever I had meaningful coupons and found a sale. I'm discovered that ones I put away years ago are dried out and don't stick, mainly the foam type, that's good if you walk a lot. I guess I should have rotated my stock and used the oldest first. Even the wrappers just fell off of them when I took them out of the box. All those wasted - makes me mad.
     
  10. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I know more about the inner workings of my dryer than I ever cared to. Heater coil broken and $64 bucks for the part. I was thinking that while I was fixing things on it, I should replace the door handle, right? $50 for the door handle? I think I will just continue to pry the thing open.... I also found a lot of change and layered dust bunnies within the machine; who knew it was a wildlife sanctuary in there...
     

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