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Freypower
08-14-2013, 05:35 PM
The previous thread reached 300 pages so off we go again.

Troubadour
08-14-2013, 06:12 PM
Just dropping in to let you know that we got home a few hours ago. We're all exhausted, so I'm off to bed shortly, but will write more ASAP. We had an amazing holiday - I completely fell in love with Rhodes. I have a busy time ahead, starting from this weekend (family reunion/birthday party, followed by moving into my new house and preparing for my new job.) It's all go, so definitely back to reality with a bump... although it is exciting. Lots of changes. Have to admit I'm already planning my next trip abroad!

zeldabjr
08-14-2013, 06:28 PM
glad you're home safe...can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Prettymaid
08-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Troub, it's so nice to hear from you, all safe and sound back home! I'm anxious to hear what it was about Rhodes that made you fall in love with it. Sleep first, though.

Prettymaid
08-14-2013, 06:57 PM
For once something interesting in my life happened today.

Had the option of opening my exam results live on an (British based) international TV station. Turned it down. Way too attention seeking for my liking.

Odd to think though, tomorrow my face could have been seen the world over by millions on the most important day of my life so far...

Lol TLR! For once something interesting happened in your life, you posted it and the thread was closed before anybody had a chance to comment! :hilarious:

Sorry, but that's funny.

It's okay, I moved it to the new thread!

That's so exciting that you were picked to be on a show like that! It's okay that you turned it down. Those things aren't for everyone. I hope you were pleased with your results!

Glennsallnighter
08-14-2013, 07:50 PM
Glad guy had such a great holiday Troub!

And TLR! Hope the results went well and that you are happy. Was it A-levels? Our school leaving results came out today as well.

Houston Baby
08-14-2013, 09:59 PM
WELCOME HOME TROUB!

WalshFan88
08-14-2013, 10:39 PM
Troub - Welcome Home!

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Today I've broken a guitar's volume knob(pot) and had a headache earlier today. Not necessarily a great day but I've had much worse and the guitar can get a new part.

I'm still feeling better and more energized, makes me think it was the thyroid afterall.

zeldabjr
08-14-2013, 11:05 PM
glad you're feeling better tonight Austin!

Freypower
08-14-2013, 11:06 PM
Lol TLR! For once something interesting happened in your life, you posted it and the thread was closed before anybody had a chance to comment! :hilarious:

Sorry, but that's funny.

It's okay, I moved it to the new thread!

That's so exciting that you were picked to be on a show like that! It's okay that you turned it down. Those things aren't for everyone. I hope you were pleased with your results!

I guess I should apologise, then.

VAisForEagleLovers
08-15-2013, 06:37 AM
TLR and PM, it is ironic, isn't it? In a thread like this, no matter where you break it to close it, it's never a good time! I swear this is the most active thread on the board, and it never seems to have a lull.

My things arrived from VA yesterday. I spent all day unpacking boxes while the movers kept piling them in. A coworker and friend surprised me by showing up in the afternoon to help and we worked flat out for over six hours. The only break we took is when our boss called us to tell us the customer is very upset with an issue that involves both of us, so today is not going to be a good one. We have to go into his office and explain some numbers this afternoon.

Prettymaid
08-15-2013, 08:25 AM
I guess I should apologise, then.

No apology needed, FP. The thread reached page 300 and was closed, as is the norm. I just couldn't help but find humor in the way TLR's post was worded, only to have the thread closed immediately after posting it! :hilarious: I'm still chuckling.

Brooke
08-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Troub, glad you are back safe and sound!

Austin, glad you are feeling better!

Troubadour
08-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Troub, it's so nice to hear from you, all safe and sound back home! I'm anxious to hear what it was about Rhodes that made you fall in love with it.

Rhodes is just beautiful. Great beaches, pretty little towns, clear turquoise water and so much ancient history. The history is probably the thing that captured me most - I am a history freak and love nothing more than going to historical buildings/sites. The history of that island is incredible and stretches back further than most of us can even imagine... There is a carving of a shipwreck in the cliffs at the bottom of the acropolis at Lindos that dates all the way back to B.C.! It is just mindblowing. We had such a fantastic time. Mostly relaxing by the pool and on the beach, but we also wandered around the towns of Pefkos, Lindos and Rhodes and went on a Lazy Day boat cruise, during which we stopped at three different bays and were able to swim and snorkel in the clear waters there. I just loved every minute of it. One of the bays was at Lindos, right in the shadow of the acropolis. It was amazing swimming in the sea and looking up at the cliff with the ancient acropolis standing on top of it.

The tavernas were pretty and friendly, and served delicious Greek food... Even as a vegan, I was able to have a lot of local fare - olives, pita and houmous, Greek salad, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and fruit for dessert. The local produce (especially fruit and vegetables) is so delicious that the Greeks finish most meals with fruit, especially watermelon - it is often brought out as a complimentary dessert with your bill.

The Old Town of Rhodes is somewhere you must visit if you go there - it is a walled town built in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, and is still very much in use along with the modern town. It's not just ruins, as you would expect. It's an integral part of the place. Lindos is beautiful, too - a small town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The acropolis towers over it, and its streets are small and crammed with shops and little tavernas and cafes. It was just all so romantic to me... I would go back there in a heartbeat. The weather was in the low 30's each day. Very hot, almost a little too hot to walk too far in the middle of the day, but perfect for lazing around the pool and swimming. The evenings were warm and we spent many of them sitting on the roof-terrace of a taverna, overlooking the sea on one side and the mountains on another.

I also discovered something cool... There was a villa right opposite our resort that we used to admire each night on our walk to Pefkos and joke about buying, because it had a For Sale sign on the gate. Well, a few days ago we found out who was selling it... only David freaking Gilmour! Apparently he comes to Rhodes a lot (unfortunately not when I was there!) We were able to take some pics of the villa, which I can post soon. It seems it has been empty for a while, as it needs some work doing to it. Still very cool to see where one of my musical heroes used to take his vacations!

Brooke
08-15-2013, 10:28 AM
Sounds absolutely wonderful Troub! I've enjoyed seeing your pictures on Fb too! They are beautiful!

I definitely think you should buy David Gilmour's villa! Then we could all come visit you! :wink:

Glennsallnighter
08-15-2013, 11:47 AM
Both from reading this and from some of the texts you sent, it sounds like you had a wonderful time Troub. And with just the right mix of R&R and activity. I'd love to do the snorkelling too! Looking forward to the pics!

And welcome back!

sad-cafe
08-15-2013, 07:05 PM
School has started again. The kids came back on Wed. Probably limit my time here.

I have already told my students that I will be absent October 8th :) after the concert we are staying in a hotel just a block or two away from the arena. :):soda:

Glennsallnighter
08-15-2013, 07:16 PM
At least you can tell them that SC. I will be saying nothing about my absence on the 8th November. And I'll be praying that flights home on the Sunday night run on time.

I'm gonna be a tired little Bunny on the Monday morning but it will have been soooooo worth it!

Prettymaid
08-15-2013, 08:29 PM
Troub, your description of Rhodes is wonderful! Of course, I followed your every status on FB, and appreciated the updates. Maybe you'll go back someday!

VAisForEagleLovers
08-15-2013, 10:35 PM
At least you can tell them that SC. I will be saying nothing about my absence on the 8th November. And I'll be praying that flights home on the Sunday night run on time.

I'm gonna be a tired little Bunny on the Monday morning but it will have been soooooo worth it!

You need to be tired on Monday, so you still look 'sick'.

Tiffanny Twisted
08-16-2013, 06:36 AM
today is the anniversary of elvis death....I remember where I was ...I was 17....do you remember where you were ?

Houston Baby
08-16-2013, 08:40 AM
I was working in a bank's drive thru as a teller when one of the police officers came in & told us. I immediately called my mom since she was such a big Elvis fan. I had seen him once at the Houston Rodeo in the '70s & always hoped that I would see him again. So sad! :-(

Brooke
08-16-2013, 10:15 AM
I remember hearing it on the news, but that's about it. Gone too young for sure.

Glennsallnighter
08-16-2013, 12:10 PM
You need to be tired on Monday, so you still look 'sick'.

Oh I'll still be feeling very 'viral' on the Monday. Luckily Tuesday will be open day so Monday will mainly be setting up for that!

TimothyBFan
08-16-2013, 12:38 PM
I also discovered something cool... There was a villa right opposite our resort that we used to admire each night on our walk to Pefkos and joke about buying, because it had a For Sale sign on the gate. Well, a few days ago we found out who was selling it... only David freaking Gilmour! Apparently he comes to Rhodes a lot (unfortunately not when I was there!) We were able to take some pics of the villa, which I can post soon. It seems it has been empty for a while, as it needs some work doing to it. Still very cool to see where one of my musical heroes used to take his vacations!

When I read your text about this, it was 4 am and hubby was getting ready for work. I read it to him and he asked if you were thinking of buying it so that we could lounge around by the pool that David probably lounged naked himself at. :hilarious: DORK!!!! But what a thought. :hilarious: Can't wait to see the pics.

So glad you had a great time. Sounds like a real dream vacation.

Prettymaid
08-16-2013, 01:06 PM
When I read your text about this, it was 4 am and hubby was getting ready for work. I read it to him and he asked if you were thinking of buying it so that we could lounge around by the pool that David probably lounged naked himself at. :hilarious: DORK!!!! But what a thought. :hilarious: Can't wait to see the pics.

So glad you had a great time. Sounds like a real dream vacation.

Larry! :blush::hilarious:

Troubadour
08-16-2013, 01:41 PM
I think Larry knows you (and apparently, me!) better than we'd like to admit...

SallyGee
08-16-2013, 02:10 PM
today is the anniversary of elvis death....I remember where I was ...I was 17....do you remember where you were ?

I was in the K-mart parking lot. I had just bought an 8 track player for my car. A 66 Nova. Dating myself a little there huh?

Glennsallnighter
08-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Maybe a lil SG!

I was only 9. It was on the morning news. But my cousins had been visiting from the UK a few weeks previously and one of them had told me how much she loved Elvis. So I remember feeling very sorry for her that day.

sodascouts
08-18-2013, 02:14 AM
I had a friend visiting from out of town last week and it's kept me quite occupied. I took her to Graceland this week (as is required for any out of town guest ;) ) and the amount of flowers and tributes placed around Elvis' grave to commemorate the anniversary of his death overflowed into the driveway.

Massive amounts of people here in Memphis this week to attend candlelight vigils in his memory and other more celebratory events such as concerts to keep things from getting too maudlin.

Love reading about what's happening in people's lives, even if I don't get a chance to respond to each one... I read them all!

Welcome home Troub! Very neat about the villa.

Glad you feel better Austin!

Hope things got sorted out at work, VA.

S-C, I can relate. School starts for me Wednesday, but the preparatory meetings started last week.

Cool about your "interesting" experience TRL, even if you did refuse.

VAisForEagleLovers
08-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Dad has been doing cardiac rehab and hasn't felt 'right' since Thursday's session. Today he was really feeling off and mentioned it. His heart rate and blood pressure were very high so they admitted him to the hospital and did part of a stress test this afternoon, second part will be tomorrow.

Personally I feel that a big part of the problem is a batch of supposedly really good moonshine given to him a little while ago. Apparently the whole family imbibed freely this past weekend, without me, and all were feeling a bit rough today. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

Tiffanny Twisted
08-19-2013, 07:07 PM
I was in the K-mart parking lot. I had just bought an 8 track player for my car. A 66 Nova. Dating myself a little there huh?
I was 17 years old and sitting in my aunts condo watching the news waiting for dinner to be done.
I remember like it was yesterday,'

Tiffanny Twisted
08-19-2013, 07:20 PM
Va prayers and good wishes for your dad.'keep us posted.

On that note....Lucas is 10 months old today and he weighs 19lbs and 5oz.
They dont have to check his sugar unless he is sick..Yippee......Luke

Houston Baby
08-19-2013, 08:53 PM
VA - I will keep your dad in my prayers. Hopefully it was just too much weekend excitement.

:yay::yay::yay: Lucas! I'm so happy that he does not have to have his sugar tested all the time now TT

WalshFan88
08-20-2013, 04:28 AM
VA - Prayers sent to your dad.

TT - Great for Lucas!

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I'm planning/thinking about the rest of this year.

I have a gig on Labor Day Weekend, then I go to Ohio on September 1st until the 5th, when I arrive in Tennessee. Then I leave the 7th to head home....

Then the last week in September is my Ausfest show, where I have all the musicians/bands I love come and play and my band plays the last show with my other friends. About 10 on stage for the last few songs. I open it with a solo acoustic thing (basically a soundcheck), and then close with and electric set. Other than I also am asked to join a friend on Gold Dust Woman on electric guitar during their set, so I'll be playing that too. They don't have an electric player to do some of Lindsey's parts.

Then in October I go see this band... You might have heard of them. They are called the Eagles. :D And I spend a day in St. Louis and have fun there. And I get to see Joe again live!

Then in December, I'm off to Florida for a couple of weeks.

Then the new year begins.

I love it, but I get bored without a plan and things to do and places to go.

Tiffanny Twisted
08-20-2013, 06:36 AM
thanks hb and austin,
'we are so so excited.'
cant wait to see his momma at work in a short while.
celebration time

Houston Baby
08-20-2013, 09:37 AM
Wow Austin! Sounds like you have an exciting fall planned! ENJOY!!

Glennsallnighter
08-20-2013, 11:48 AM
VA! Thoughts and prayers for your Dad. I'm sure he will be ok, but it will be good when that's confirmed.

TT that's brilliant news for Lucas. So good to hear of the peanuts progress, though I doubt he is still a peanut.

Austin, looks like you have a busy fall planned, hope it all comes to fruition.

Brooke
08-20-2013, 02:36 PM
VA, thoughts and prayers sent for your Dad. Hope it turns out to be nothing.

TT, great news for the bouncing baby boy!

Austin, sounds like a busy fall for you! Have fun!

Today is my son's 31st birthday! Can't believe my baby is that old!

sad-cafe
08-20-2013, 07:38 PM
sigh

I teach in an alternative school setting. We have a HUGE district in our state 12 High Schools like 52 middle schools. When kids get kicked out, they get to come to us. Currently the 2nd week of school we have 15 High School kids.

Today, I had a girl writing notes in her notebook to the guy sitting next to her. I had already warned her to not talk and to work. I walked by her computer station many times and had spotted her notes. All about getting high and rolling blunts. I thought by my walking by her several times she would put it away but she didn't. Finally had to call the principal to come take her notebook. She came back to class after a couple of minutes and called me a bitch. Called security to come get her and she came back to class with about 10 minutes left and was really angry. Ripped up the birthday card I gave her yesterday and started mouthing off under her breath about me. Kicked her out for the rest of the day.

And this is the start of the 2nd week of school I need a :soda:

SallyGee
08-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Oh SC, sorry you had a rough day. Your job must be so challenging, but I'm sure it's very rewarding at times too. Just sit back and relax. Go on over to the Timothy picture thread. I'm sure that will make you feel better!

Grey Sadler
08-20-2013, 07:59 PM
:hug: SC...I've been there...
:pray: VA's dad
:yay: Austin & HB to Brooke's son!!
and a WOOT for Mr. Lucas!!

and...late for the Elvis discussion...I was only 5 1/2...I remember watching the funeral procession on the news and thinking, "wow, this Elvis guy must have been really something...he's dead and those women are still trying to get to him!!" :-?

Tiffanny Twisted
08-20-2013, 08:23 PM
lol i love elvis still do

sad-cafe
08-20-2013, 08:24 PM
Oh SC, sorry you had a rough day. Your job must be so challenging, but I'm sure it's very rewarding at times too. Just sit back and relax. Go on over to the Timothy picture thread. I'm sure that will make you feel better!


oh yes. Most days it is really awesome. Today...not so much

zeldabjr
08-20-2013, 09:03 PM
SG gives very good advice...I can't imagine the patience it takes to deal with kids like that...you are a saint...but I think all teachers are saints!

sad-cafe
08-20-2013, 09:58 PM
it is very rewarding. When a student gets that first credit because someone can take the time to actually just sit with them and help them understand is awesome. Then they just take off and fly because they have experienced success.

Not all children are reachable, they have had such a hard life they are just too closed. This child today is that way. She is looking for someone to look up to and doesn't take well to discipline. I just hope she realizes that I want well for her and can not let her disrupt and talk about sex and drugs with other students.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Our school is different. We have very small classes, we have 3 full time security guards and the students do not go anywhere unless they have an escort. We just have to be careful. We get students that have committed various offenses from fighting, weapons to drugs.

This girl has complained about every rule we have so I don't know if I will be able to reach her. I will try each day as if it was a new beginning.

sodascouts
08-20-2013, 10:48 PM
VA - hope your dad is doing better.

Austin - sounds like fun times are ahead. :)

Brooke - I can't believe you have a son that age either!

TT - thanks for the Lucas update.

SC - How frustrating!

As for me, tomorrow I teach my first class at my new university. Hope all goes well!

sad-cafe
08-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Soda

you will do great!

Houston Baby
08-20-2013, 11:36 PM
:hug: SC! As you said tomorrow is a new day.

Have fun tomorrow Soda! Hope it is a great day!

WalshFan88
08-21-2013, 04:04 AM
Brooke - Happy Birthday to your son!

SC - Sorry to hear you had a rough day. Hope it gets better soon..

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Thanks everyone! I'm very excited.

Glennsallnighter
08-21-2013, 09:24 AM
You are doing a wonderful job SC!

Soda! Best of luck with the new position. I'm sure you'll do great

Troubadour
08-21-2013, 01:57 PM
SC - I'm sorry you had a tough day. You are a great person to do such a challenging job. You are really making a difference.

Soda - best of luck with the new term!

It's been non-stop since I got back from holiday, hence my lack of activity around here, but I have finally moved all of my stuff in to my new place and, most importantly, got my bedroom looking nice! I am just going to relax and watch a couple of movies tonight before I head to Devon to see friends tomorrow. (I'll be there until Sunday, so unfortunately I won't be able to access The Border much during those few days - only on my phone.) Everything is going okay in general though - just busy! The new school term is looming and that means my new job will begin. I'm pretty daunted, but I'll be there from Tuesday to sort out my new classroom and get ready for the 2nd, so hopefully I'll feel better once I have everything ready.

Things aren't very good with my grandparents at the moment, so I'd really appreciate your thoughts and prayers for them - the Alzheimer's is becoming very noticeable and it's hard to watch. My Grandma opened her birthday cards on Saturday morning and two minutes later said "I haven't even read them yet!" and read them all again, coming around to give us all hugs for the second time. Things like this are now quite commonplace, and it's always a bit shocking, even as you get used to them. I treasure every moment I spend with them and we always have a lovely time together, but I just worry what will happen as time goes on. There are some difficulties already with my aunt and uncle and the way that things are dealt with... I won't go into it all now, but I do worry a bit about the road ahead and how my mum will cope, especially. In the meantime, I just want to see my grandparents as much as possible and see them happy.

Unfortunately we had some sad news from my sister's ex-boyfriend yesterday. Their dog, Jake, had to be put down due to several incidents of aggression. This is not a decision that would have been taken lightly and I know that Leon would have been devastated. Jake was not a young dog - he was a Collie mix and so active and intelligent - but he did have the odd 'nipping' incident. Apparently it became worse in recent years and, after an incident with a child that could have been very nasty, it just became too much of a risk. I am really sad, but I know that Jake lived a great life out there in the country and that he was loved so much during his life. I'm going to post one of my favourite picture of him here, because it makes me smile. I posted pics in Petmania years ago, so some of you may remember him. He was such an intelligent dog and he made us laugh so many times. Bless him.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c374/Lulabelle_/JakeBeach_zpscf365be5.jpg

Glennsallnighter
08-21-2013, 03:51 PM
I'm so sorry about Jake Troub. I remember from previous posts you made that he was a lovely dog. It's a pity the aggression thing had to rear it's ugly head.

And I'm sorry too about the situation with your grandparents. It's like the situation at home with Dad, but at least Mum is able to care for him still which is good. As his consultant advised us 'plenty of tea and TLC is best'. At least your grandma does realise that she GOT birthday cards even if she forgot reading them. Things like that happen Dad all the time now. And it IS hard to watch people you love losing some of their faculties and independence. I will pray for them, and for the rest of the family too.

And I just KNOW that once you get settled into your new classroom and school you will be a FABULOUS teacher! Your enthusiasm and energy is contagious!

glenneaglesfan
08-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Troub, good luck with your new job. Very sorry to hear about Jake, it's an awful decision to have to make. Also sad to hear about your grandparents. We realised Mum was losing her memory when she kept telling us the same stories on phone calls. We knew it was gone when we had all watched a superb display by the Red Arrows over Dartmouth, and 5 minutes later she said " Have the Red Arrows been?"
If your grandparents are willing to have some help, it would be worth asking them to have a check up with their GP, as early referral and intervention can improve remaining quality of life. Sounds like you may have some problems with the family accepting this though. It's a difficult time for everyone. We'll all be supporting you here.
I'm off to see my sister in Bournemouth tomorrow. She is on the waiting list for her second hip replacement, but we are hoping she can still struggle into the sea for a swim, while the weather's good.
Continue to have great support from my two wonderful sons, and joy from my cats!

Grey Sadler
08-21-2013, 09:59 PM
:hug: Louise...and :yay: for the new school year!!

Houston Baby
08-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Troub - I am so sorry about Jake. He truly had a very loving family.

And my mom suffered from Alzheimer's before her passing so I sympathize with you and your family. I know how difficult it is watching a love one go thru this. Not only does that person suffer but the whole family does. Please remember that it does help to share the burden and sometimes just vent. If you ever want to talk or ask a question, you can pm me and it is wonderful that you have so many friends supporting you here. I will keep your grandparents in my prayers.


GA - the above is for you too. I will keep your Dad & your mom in my prayers. Sometimes it takes a greater toll on the caregiver. You may pm me too if you want to vent or ask a question. At my age, I have unfortunately watched many of my friends' parents go thru this & in the process I have learned much about the disease.

Take care ladies! :grouphug:

Glennsallnighter
08-22-2013, 05:09 PM
Thank you HB. At present Dad is not bad at all. He's not aggressive and for the most part knows everyone. Just don't ask him what day or date it is. It's not that Mum has to expend a huge amount of energy caring for him, more the stress on her is from constantly having to watch him so he doesn't get lost etc. We all try to help as much as possible

GlennLover
08-22-2013, 07:32 PM
GA, I'm praying that your dad's illness will stay at this stage for a long while & progresses very slowly. I know that it is very difficult watching the health of loved ones deteriorate. :hug:

SallyGee
08-22-2013, 09:51 PM
Troub, so sorry to hear about your grandparents. I'm sure every moment you spend with them wil be very precious. Sorry about Jake as well. I love the picture. I'm sure he had a good life.
So exciting about your job beginning soon. You will love teaching and your students will love you too.

sad-cafe
08-22-2013, 10:15 PM
aw, so sorry about Jake.

Losing parents and grandparents is so hard. Prayers to everyone for a wonderful Friday and the weekend is almost here!

thanks for all your encouragements. Some days what I do is really awesome...most days are. Once in a while we have a real stinker of a day!

GlennLover
08-22-2013, 10:25 PM
Troub, I will certainly pray for your grandparents. I went through a difficult time with my grandfather, years ago, when he was losing his memory. I also know how family can be!

Sorry about Jake as well. :hug:

Glennsallnighter
08-23-2013, 02:29 AM
aw, so sorry about Jake.

Losing parents and grandparents is so hard. Prayers to everyone for a wonderful Friday and the weekend is almost here!

thanks for all your encouragements. Some days what I do is really awesome...most days are. Once in a while we have a real stinker of a day!

Tell me about it SC! I think it's that way for most of it. But I remember one lovely teacher I knew when she was moving in a promotion to a new school that was nearer her home and the advice she gave was 'we all have bad days here, but all you can do is pick yourself up, dust yourself off and go backnin for another day'. And you know, it helps!

WalshFan88
08-23-2013, 06:44 AM
Troub - Sorry about Jake. We had to have one of our dogs put down for the same reason. It turns out that his siblings were the same, we got him from someone giving him away and then he turned on us.

Prettymaid
08-23-2013, 08:29 AM
I thought I'd jump on this morning and try to catch up.

SC, I hope that student will 'wake up' and realize that she is being given a second chance at your school. It sounds like you stayed so calm. Do you ever worry about your safety?

Troub, sorry to hear about Jake. I always wonder what makes some animals bite like that. Sounds like the right thing was done, though. Can't risk a child getting bit.

I'm so sorry to hear that your gramdmother's Alzheimer's is progressing more quickly that you hoped. I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Hope you enjoy your weekend with your friends, and good luck to you as you begin your teaching career!

I have been enjoying this week off from work, but it's gone by so fast! So far I've kept busier than I intended, doing small organizing projects around the house. Sunday Hubby and I went to Kickapoo State Park and walked a trail for a couple hours and then ate a packed lunch at one of the picnic areas. It was good to get out among the trees and nature. Wednesday I had a fun shopping day and yesterday I got my hair done. Today I'm just going to take it easy and do whatever I feel like!

sodascouts
08-23-2013, 11:41 PM
My first week on the job went smoothly! I'm already exhausted from all the driving, though. I'm going to need to move sooner rather than later.

Troub, while I'm excited for you as you begin this new chapter of your life, I'm also sorry to hear about your poor grandparents. I hope that never happens to my parents but I know it's become almost commonplace. Dreamer's mother also went through this for a few years before she died. So awful. Your family is in my prayers.

Hearing about Jake breaks my heart, too. What a shame!

Houston Baby
08-24-2013, 12:02 PM
PM - sounds like you had a very relaxing, rewarding & rejuvenating staycation! Those can be the best! And I love it when I get some organizing done. :thumbsup:

Soda - So sorry to hear about the commute. For you who will drive anywhere for hours without complaint, it MUST be long & tiring. Are there any nice cities halfway between Memphis & there?

sodascouts
08-24-2013, 01:14 PM
Halfway? No. Olive Branch is closer, but the commute would still be almost an hour.

There are cities halfway, but they are very small. It's more accurate to call them towns. While living in the countryside has its virtues, I want to be close to restaurants, coffee houses, entertainment venues, an airport... the towns in between are so small they don't even have movie theaters (maybe a couple restaurants, some of which are only open on weekends).

Right now I'm leaning towards Olive Branch. I have a friend there who also works at the college and we can carpool. However, it's still quite a commute.

Despite the inconvenience of location, this new college is such a vast step up from my prior position that it's well worth it. I just have to figure out how much I want to compromise when it comes to commute vs. town size. It's not even the length of the drive that bothers me - after all, as you say, I drive long distances often - but the cost of gas is killer. We're talking about $100 a week.

Houston Baby
08-24-2013, 01:43 PM
I totally did not think @ the cost, that is a lot per week. What about commuting to OB, picking up your friend & then sharing the gas cost from there. I don't know if that would be feasible or make a big difference in cost but it might be worth a try if your friend is willing.

Hope you find a happy solution. I am so happy for you regarding the better position! !

Glennsallnighter
08-24-2013, 04:01 PM
I'm really glad your first week went well Soda and I hope you find a nice place to live that is nearer the college. My commute is a 35 mile round trip daily and I spend about 80 per week (about $100) on gas, or petrol as we call it. I'd love to get a more economical car but the kids won't hear of selling 'Bluebell' and I ave heard (here as well as other places) that the focus is a great car to walk away from if you get a bang!

VAisForEagleLovers
08-24-2013, 07:37 PM
I have completely lost my mind. I hope I don't do this every time I have a crappy week.

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb328/vernakrose/misc/truck1_zps5639a2bb.jpg

Tiffanny Twisted
08-24-2013, 07:56 PM
did you buy a beautiful new truck?????

Houston Baby
08-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Beautiful VA!! :thumbsup:

Witchy Woman
08-24-2013, 08:52 PM
I'm currently sitting at home in pain, having just had a subtular fusion 2 days ago. I can't walk for 2 months, and the boredom is already starting to get to me. Not to mention the fact that I'm having a hard time moving around easily because I'm overweight, so that adds more fun to the mix. I've decided to have the bariatric surgery, and I'm going to get started on my diet as soon as I feel better and am able to travel to the doctor. I just want to cry. I feel so helpless.

Houston Baby
08-24-2013, 09:15 PM
WW - I'm so sorry that you are going thru this. I will keep you in my prayers. Hopefully the 2 months will pass quickly for you. Maybe you can put HOTE dvd in & watch it? :hug:

sodascouts
08-24-2013, 10:32 PM
Oh, you poor thing! How awful! I know it's hard, but try to relax and take it one day at a time, knowing that every day you're getting a little stronger and a little closer to getting back on your feet. Before you know it, the two months will be over.

GlennLover
08-24-2013, 10:35 PM
Hang in there, WW! I hope you get relief from the pain soon! HB, is right. Our guys should help you put in the time until you are on your feet again! :nod:

Soda, glad you like your new position. Good luck with your decision as to when & where to move! Yes, you've got to be near a major airport! :laugh:

VA, nice truck! :thumbsup:

VAisForEagleLovers
08-24-2013, 11:04 PM
WW, how awful! How are you getting around, in a wheelchair? Is the pain from the procedure or will you have to deal with it for two months?

My mom had the bariatric surgery back in 2008. There was more after care than she'd thought as far as needing someone with her, so be prepared for that. And DON'T do like she did and have it done during cold and flu season. Immediately after the surgery, you can't take a pill or anything that will help and with not eating, it hits you hard.

sodascouts
08-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Honestly WW I'd be a bit hesitant to undergo surgeries so close together. Maybe you should wait a bit on the bariatric surgery unless it is urgently needed for health reasons.

Glennsallnighter
08-25-2013, 04:24 AM
VA! Love the truck. Hope it drives well for you.

WW sorry you're feeling so bad at the moment. As Soda says, take it one day at a time rather than looking at a long period of convalescence. Indulge yourself in our boys and hopefully that will help! And DO think carefully before going for the second surgery.

VAisForEagleLovers
08-25-2013, 08:51 AM
Honestly WW I'd be a bit hesitant to undergo surgeries so close together. Maybe you should wait a bit on the bariatric surgery unless it is urgently needed for health reasons.

I'll let WW answer this for sure, but with Mom, once you decided to have it, it was a minimum of a six month wait. She had to undergo a lot of pretesting (it was how they found her thyroid cancer) and even go to support groups. It maybe different now since there's so many variations of the surgery.

GA, so far the truck drives like a dream!

Tiffanny Twisted
08-25-2013, 10:04 AM
va congrats and happy trails with the truck.:thumbsup:
Its so you.

ww-prayers and positive energy to you.

try and stay posititve.

Henley Honey
08-25-2013, 11:32 AM
I'm currently sitting at home in pain, having just had a subtular fusion 2 days ago. I can't walk for 2 months, and the boredom is already starting to get to me. Not to mention the fact that I'm having a hard time moving around easily because I'm overweight, so that adds more fun to the mix. I've decided to have the bariatric surgery, and I'm going to get started on my diet as soon as I feel better and am able to travel to the doctor. I just want to cry. I feel so helpless.

You poor thing!! My only advice is that you stay ahead of the pain. Don't wait till it's a "10" to take medication. Nip it in the bud at a "4" on the pain-level scale and your recovery will be easier.

It'll take some creative thinking, but you can use the two months to your benefit once you're out of post-surgical pain.
I'd download every book I never seem to have time to read, learn a few new computer programs, get my Christmas shopping done online, teach myself guitar -- things like that.

Hang in there, WW. You'll be up and around on crutches soon and before you know it you'll be dancing in the aisle at MSG in November!!! :thumbsup:

Witchy Woman
08-25-2013, 01:40 PM
Thanks, guys !!

It's easy to get down on yourself and have less than a fantastic outlook on life, but I'm trying very hard to remain positive, and looking forward to the day I can walk pain free !!

As far as the bariatric surgery goes, I'm definitely going to wait a while. I have to observe a medically supervised diet for 6 months, and I'm going to get started on it while I'm home. I have heard positive things about the sleeve, so I think that's the way to go. I've had very few medical issues, and I'd like to keep it that way !!

I have several books to read, and plenty of movies and TV to watch. In fact, HOTE sounds pretty good right now !!

Prettymaid
08-25-2013, 06:43 PM
WW, my heart goes out to you. If it's any consolation, because it always is to me, just look at your avatar. I've mentioned to you before how much I like it. I'd even go as far as to say that it is one of my favorite avatars to look at here. I always feel like Don is leaning forward to give me some really good advice. So maybe he will help you too. Just lean in and listen...

Soda, it's too bad that there is no place closer to your job that suits your style of living. I get it that you enjoy being in a city that offers the things you mentioned. I can imagine it would be Dullsville for you to live in a very small town, not to mention that you want to be close to an airport. I just hope that you can find a balance that makes you happy.

VA, your truck sure is purty! I'm going to use the ol' 'I've had a bad week at work' in the near future with Hubby and see if it gets me a new bathroom!

sad-cafe
08-25-2013, 07:28 PM
WW

We will help come up with creative ways to pass the time!

I hope everyone has a great week.

Tiffanny Twisted
08-25-2013, 09:47 PM
WW, my heart goes out to you. If it's any consolation, because it always is to me, just look at your avatar. I've mentioned to you before how much I like it. I'd even go as far as to say that it is one of my favorite avatars to look at here. I always feel like Don is leaning forward to give me some really good advice. So maybe he will help you too. Just lean in and listen...

Soda, it's too bad that there is no place closer to your job that suits your style of living. I get it that you enjoy being in a city that offers the things you mentioned. I can imagine it would be Dullsville for you to live in a very small town, not to mention that you want to be close to an airport. I just hope that you can find a balance that makes you happy.

VA, your truck sure is purty! I'm going to use the ol' 'I've had a bad week at work' in the near future with Hubby and see if it gets me a new bathroom!
Pm too funny have to rember that one

Brooke
08-26-2013, 03:06 PM
Hey everyone! I'm trying my best to catch up around here, but not doing very well! Work is crazy and hopefully after this week things will get a little closer to normal. We have put in a new meter reading system and learning how to do everything plus mistakes by the meter company is keeping us all a little frazzled! This week my co worker is off on vacation, so I'm going to be even more swamped. So if you don't see me much you all know why! I told her she would probably find me sitting in a corner pounding my head against the wall when she comes back next week! :brickwall:

Troub, hope all goes well with your new job and new home! I'm also sorry to hear about your Grandma. I'm sure it's a terrible thing to go through. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

VA, love the new truck! Enjoy!

Soda, hope you figure out where you can live with the most benefits. I was afraid you wouldn't like that commute!

WW, hang in there and feel better soon!

Glennsallnighter
08-26-2013, 03:41 PM
Take care of yourself Brooke!

Troubadour
08-26-2013, 06:01 PM
Thinking of you and sending warm wishes, WW. :hug:

I've just got off the phone to my mum. I knew something was wrong; she didn't sound good at all. My grandparents aren't doing well and they had a couple of incidents this week that were heartbreaking for my mum to witness. It is not just my grandma, it's my grandad too. It really feels like we are losing them... like who they used to be is slipping away. It is so horrible and I never expected it to get to this level so quickly. I just want to hang onto them. I am worried about my mum too, as things progress and she tries to balance looking after them with full-time work. She has no husband or partner to support her, and I feel like she could really do with the support right now, and in the months ahead. The hard thing is, I know it's only going to get worse.

Henley Honey
08-26-2013, 06:08 PM
It's heartbreaking, Troub. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers or quick fixes. People always recognize that there are physical limitations that come with aging, but don't always consider dementia and it's associated complications. Remind you mom that she needs to take care of herself first and foremost! I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Glennsallnighter
08-26-2013, 06:12 PM
I really feel for you Troub, and for all of your family. That is the worst, that you know that things will not improve at all. I hope that your family and the people closest to your grandparents will all be able to support each other and your grandparents in whatever they need.
And of course I will keep them (and all of you) in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope that things stabilise with your grandparents and that they continue to enjoy the best quality of life that they can for a long time.

:hug: :hug: :hug:

Prettymaid
08-26-2013, 07:30 PM
Hang in there, Brookie! You'll get through it!

Lou, I don't even know what to say, except that I'm so sorry your family is going through this. I guess I didn't realize that it was happening with your grandpa, too. I just thought you meant that he's unable to care for your grandmother by himself. At times like this, you don't even know what to pray for. This affects the whole family, especially the main caregiver. It sounds like that's your mom. Just know that you have me and a lot of other people sending good vibes your way.

Troubadour
08-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Thank you all.

Cathy - until recently, we didn't know that it was happening to my Grandad either. He seems to have changed quite suddenly. The doctor basically diagnosed him with Alzheimer's too but, as we know, the actual diagnosis is quite tricky... it's more an educated guess, or a process of elimination. His forgetfulness has been getting much, much worse lately and he has had a couple of incidents that have been very worrying. It is really tough. I appreciate your words and thoughts. They do help. :hug:

Witchy Woman
08-26-2013, 07:54 PM
Alzheimer's is a heartbreaking disease. I lost my Grandmother to it last year. My best wishes to you, Troub. I hope our Grandparents can be made comfortable and that you all find peace. Lots of hugs :hug:

Houston Baby
08-26-2013, 08:18 PM
:hug: Troub
I am so sorry to hear about your grandad. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. And please let your mom know that there is no shame in asking for assistance or support. She does need to take care of herself too because being a caregiver can be draining.

sodascouts
08-26-2013, 11:00 PM
I will pray for your family too, Troub. I guess all you can do now is surround them with love.

Brooke
08-27-2013, 09:36 AM
Troub, I'm sorry to hear this too. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. :hug:

Brooke
08-27-2013, 09:53 AM
This evening we are going to find out the gender of our grandbaby, if it cooperates, that is!

Whatever it may be we really don't care, we just pray for good health!

Glennsallnighter
08-27-2013, 10:24 AM
Of course Brooke! Good luck to your son and his wife. But at the end of the day, as we say here, '10 fingers and 10 toes' is what matters in the end.

Prettymaid
08-27-2013, 01:37 PM
I hope it's a boy or a girl. Lol!

GlennLover
08-27-2013, 04:15 PM
Troub, my heart goes out to you & your family. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. HH is right. Make sure that your mother looks after herself. I've seen & heard of so many cases where the caregiver gets worn out & even ill. It happened with my husband & his mom. He didn't get sick, but his doctor told him that he had to cut back or his would suffer greatly. Hang in there, I know that nothing about these situations is easy.

glenneaglesfan
08-27-2013, 08:14 PM
Troub, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandparents, and how quickly things have gone downhill. It may be that your Grandad has had a mini stroke to account for his deterioration - not much help, I know, but keeping his blood pressure controlled, checking he hasn't got a heart rate irregularity and that his blood sugar is ok would be useful. Your Mum must allow herself time off. Make sure your grandparents have all the benefits they are entitled to, especially attendance allowance, which can go towards professional carers who could give your Mum a break. I am thinking of you and know what you are going through. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in Rhodes to recharge your batteries, and the challenge and rewards that your new job will bring.
I went to stay with my sister at the weekend. She needs a hip replacement and is in a lot of pain, but I am really worried about her. Her short term memory is awful and she is fixated on the pain to the extent that she spent the whole weekend repeating how bad it was, and shuffling round with moans and groans. She doesn't take painkillers, but relies on hot water bottles. It would be unfair of me to list all the things that concerned me, but the biggest is that she is acting exactly like our mother when her dementia started, and she is only 59. I will support her as much as I can, but it's a three hour drive, and after two days with her my sanity was at stretching point.
On a positive note, I was invited to a dinner tonight to mark the retirement of the consultant I worked with until two years ago. It was a lovely evening, catching up with old friends and colleagues in the nursing and medical profession. He is an avid cricket fan, and everyone had clubbed together to buy him a VIP day at one of the upcoming one day internationals between England and Australia - he was overwhelmed!
To everyone here, thanks so much for your continuing support, and to everyone facing difficulties, know that we are all here for you.

Brooke
08-28-2013, 09:22 AM
Gef, so sorry about your sister. I hope she gets relief from the pain soon and I can just imagine how hard it was for you listening this. I'm glad you had a fun time at the dinner. What a nice thing for all of you to do for your friend.

Well, my news is......we are having a Grand SON! We are so excited and he will be my husband's late father's first great grandson to carry on the family name! The other greats are either girls or of a different last name! Our son's friends had a special 'reveal' party last night and they released balloons that were shot in the air releasing blue confetti! Lots of fun!

Henley Honey
08-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Congratulations!!! What a great idea to have an announcement party. I'm very happy for you, Brooke!

Glennsallnighter
08-28-2013, 09:43 AM
Brilliant idea Brooke and congratulations to your family on the impending son/ grandson.

GEF, your sisters symptoms sound exactly like Dads were before the hip replacement he had in 2010. Hopefully she will improve after the op.

Tiffanny Twisted
08-28-2013, 10:48 AM
congradulations brooke...

such great news...

Houston Baby
08-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Congratulations Brooke!! What wonderful news!!! I forgot when is the baby due?

Brooke
08-28-2013, 01:11 PM
Congratulations Brooke!! What wonderful news!!! I forgot when is the baby due?

January 14th!

Thanks everyone! We are all happy, happy, happy!

Houston Baby
08-28-2013, 01:15 PM
Awww, my nephew's baby girl is due at the end of January. Maybe in a few years we can get them together - LOL!! I had a onesie made for her that says "got eagles?"

SallyGee
08-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Troub Keeping your family in my prayers. I hope your mom takes care of herself. I hope she is looking into any help that is available for her and your grandparents.
GEF Sorry about your sister. Glad you had a nice dinner with old friends.
Brooke Such wonderful news. I'm sure you would have been thrilled either way, but now you can have fun buying boy things. Best of luck to all.

GlennLover
08-28-2013, 08:27 PM
GEF, I know a number of people of various ages that have had hip surgery recently & all of them have been very successful. Their pain was almost entirely eradicated.

Congrats, Brooke! Yes, that certainly was a unique way of telling people of the sex of the baby!

sodascouts
08-28-2013, 10:17 PM
GEF - very sorry about your sister. Hopefully the operation will help. At least you were able to have a nice time with friends as all.

Brooke - congrats on your grandson!

VAisForEagleLovers
08-28-2013, 10:26 PM
GEF, sorry to hear about your sister. I hope it all goes well for her.

Brooke, great news!!

What's happenin' in my life? Planning out what I'm going to pack for the trip to PA and VA and of course, Seattle in the middle of all of that. Just talked to a friend that I'm staying with in VA and making plans. Very excited about the whole trip.

Prettymaid
08-28-2013, 10:58 PM
GEF, I'm sorry to hear the news about your sister. Hopefully a successful hip surgery will bring her back to her old self.

Brooke - IT'S A BOY???!!!??? Yippee!!! I know you must be thrilled.

VA, safe travels! :wave:

WalshFan88
08-29-2013, 10:57 AM
VA - Have a safe trip!

Brooke - Congrats!

GEF - Good luck with her surgery.

Glennsallnighter
08-31-2013, 05:12 PM
What's happening in my life........?

Well I've just come up for air from this week. I would safely say its been one of the most 'full on' weeks that I have had in years. I'm back to my own teaching job now and am doing a lot of planning/ setup in my room at work. In between taking classes.

Them I've been getting Laura started in her new secondary school. It's a bit further away from her primary and is not on a bus route so for the moment I'm the taxi! And the automatic cash machine! We were also getting her bedroom done up. Of course the painter decorator was meant to come over the summer, but there was a delay!


Oh we are also settling in our new au pair!

Chris is also back but his transition into a new class is far more predictable. He's just getting tireder in the evenings

Then to top it all Laura and I did "The Great Pink Run" today. It was a 10k run (walk, jog etc) which we did to raise money to support the family of the daughter of a colleague and friend of mine who is battling Leukaemia.

Needless to say! I am exhausted! And it's only the first week! Lol

Tiffanny Twisted
08-31-2013, 06:37 PM
wow i am tired just reading about how busy and stressed you are.
but its all happy things which is good

Glennsallnighter
08-31-2013, 06:42 PM
Thanks TT! I also should say that I spent Monday morning in the hospital with Dad, but good news, his hernia is not deemed to be troublesome so he has effectively been discharged. However, they have his records on file should things change.

Prettymaid
08-31-2013, 08:02 PM
Boy GA, you have been busy! I hope things settle down soon for you and the kids. Glad your dad was able to be released from the hospital and continues to do well.

Glennsallnighter
09-01-2013, 04:26 AM
Thanks PM! I hope so too! Otherwise I'll be run tagged by Christmas

Houston Baby
09-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Wow GA you have been busy! I'm glad your dad got to go home & I hope he is feeling better. Don't overwork yourself, you have a big trip coming up in a few weeks!! :nod:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-01-2013, 11:55 AM
remembering that one year ago today,jahh and i were driving to AC...revel Beach to see the eagles.:grin:

Va and HH had other dinner plans but we met Soda , dreamer and Zelda at the HRC for drinks and dinnner before the show.(Yes BJ its been a year )The dinner reservation was in the name of Tiffanny Twisted and a guy at the bar asked me if I was a stirpper .:rofl:

I have the picture that JAHH took of all of us as we exited the venue on my wall at work. To look at it everyday keeps me happy and grounded at work.
The whole adventure was just a wonderful and fun expierence:nod:

Glennsallnighter
09-01-2013, 03:45 PM
Awwwwww TT! It's great that you can look back at those wonderful memories! And hopefully there will be so many more.

Tiffanny Twisted
09-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Ga

Your lips to gods ears. :grin:

glenneaglesfan
09-01-2013, 05:32 PM
TT, those memories will be priceless!

GA, best of luck with the new term and new starts for both your children!

Houston Baby
09-01-2013, 07:11 PM
What wonderful memories for you TT! AND to have photos to always remind you is great! One look & they can instantly take you back to that time. I also hope you have many many more Eagles related memories & hopefully we will meet at one! :grin:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-01-2013, 11:01 PM
Thanks deb!
I do hope to meet u some day soon:cheers:
Yes that picture always makes me smile...hard to believe it was a whole year ago.

cricrichan
09-03-2013, 05:16 AM
remembering that one year ago today,jahh and i were driving to AC...revel Beach to see the eagles.:grin:

Va and HH had other dinner plans but we met Soda , dreamer and Zelda at the HRC for drinks and dinnner before the show.(Yes BJ its been a year )The dinner reservation was in the name of Tiffanny Twisted and a guy at the bar asked me if I was a stirpper .:rofl:

I have the picture that JAHH took of all of us as we exited the venue on my wall at work. To look at it everyday keeps me happy and grounded at work.
The whole adventure was just a wonderful and fun expierence:nod:

Awwwww ... it must have been such an amazing and awesome experience ... I was moved at reading that ... hope to meet you too some day, guys!!!!!!! :shy:

Outlawman13
09-03-2013, 04:52 PM
That is too cool TT!!!! I love reading that.

Troubadour
09-03-2013, 05:00 PM
Busy week for you, GA! Glad your dad is doing okay, and congrats on the run. A very worthy cause.

I am just dropping in to say a quick hello before I go to bed - today was my first day at school with my new (first ever!) class. It was manic but fun, and I feel good about the year ahead, although I know it will be hard work. I am lucky to have such a supportive staff team around me - it makes all the difference in the world. I really appreciate all of your good wishes on here and on Facebook. I promise I will try to catch up properly with The Border very soon... in the meantime, bear with me. It's going to take me a while to learn the ropes at work and to develop a decent work/life balance! I will admit I'm already looking forward to the weekend, just to take a bit of a breather and process it all...

Thinking of everyone and hoping you all are doing well! :grouphug:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-03-2013, 05:32 PM
Good luck troub:applause:
Tt

Houston Baby
09-03-2013, 05:48 PM
We understand Troub! Take care of your new class & students & enjoy your first year! We are behind you ALL THE WAY. :thumbsup:

Glennsallnighter
09-03-2013, 06:28 PM
Busy week for you, GA! Glad your dad is doing okay, and congrats on the run. A very worthy cause.

I am just dropping in to say a quick hello before I go to bed - today was my first day at school with my new (first ever!) class. It was manic but fun, and I feel good about the year ahead, although I know it will be hard work. I am lucky to have such a supportive staff team around me - it makes all the difference in the world. I really appreciate all of your good wishes on here and on Facebook. I promise I will try to catch up properly with The Border very soon... in the meantime, bear with me. It's going to take me a while to learn the ropes at work and to develop a decent work/life balance! I will admit I'm already looking forward to the weekend, just to take a bit of a breather and process it all...

Thinking of everyone and hoping you all are doing well! :grouphug:

Well done Lou! I knew you would make a great start! I'm glad you are loving your new job!

But DON'T burn yourself out! You need to relax and switch off occasionally too!

Grey Sadler
09-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Yay Lou!!!! Good luck with the new class--you'll get a routine put together soon!! :thumbsup:

On the home front...my bass teacher and I took the first steps in conquering what he calls "the ultimate bass line"...Hotel California :D
I'm just getting basic chords down right now...and I can do the eighth note pattern that goes with the guitar duet...but soon :guitar:

Prettymaid
09-03-2013, 09:18 PM
Troub, I know you've been working hard just to get your classroom looking cool, and right on top of that here come the kids! Whew! Honestly, it takes a special person to be a teacher. Some of you teachers talked about starting your own thread, and I think that's a great idea. We have quite a few teachers here, and I would think it would be cool to compare notes and stuff.

Grey Sadler
09-03-2013, 09:25 PM
Troub, I know you've been working hard just to get your classroom looking cool, and right on top of that here come the kids! Whew! Honestly, it takes a special person to be a teacher. Some of you teachers talked about starting your own thread, and I think that's a great idea. We have quite a few teachers here, and I would think it would be cool to compare notes and stuff.

I'm all for a teacher thread! :thumbsup:

Outlawman13
09-03-2013, 10:37 PM
Good job Lou on your first day of teaching your new class:applause:. Good luck on everything my friend and hopefully you will enjoy it more and more. We will be backing you up each step of the way!!

And Amy, so glad that you learned some of the bass parts on Hotel California!!! I hope you will learn the rest of it soon!!! LOL.

wasl89
09-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Just now I'm realizing august is already over, I totally missed the first of september...! I was so busy working!
I even couldn't find the time to spent some time on this forum.
Luckily school's started again and that means more time for me and my hobbys (lol).

sodascouts
09-04-2013, 04:35 PM
I have had such a busy few days that I haven't even been able to post on my own forum!

I get up so early that when I get home, I just want to rest. I'm sure I will adapt but it is difficult.

Over the long weekend I went to a sci fi convention. It was fun but exhausting - I barely slept all weekend!

The good news is that classes are going well.

TT, this past weekend, I thought of our AC concerts as well. They put the convention to shame in terms of a good time!

GlennLover
09-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Soda, I'm glad that your classes are going well. We understand how busy you are. It's important that you get your rest. It's dangerous driving when you're tired. I'm reminiscing about this day in 2010 in Aspen.

Brooke
09-04-2013, 04:42 PM
It's been crazy for me for the last few days too, and I didn't have time to come here. What a bummer!

Troub, sounds like your new job is going well! I'm sure things will calm down after a week or two and you will enjoy it more! Take care.

Ga, sounds like you are busy too! I guess it's that time of year!

SallyGee
09-04-2013, 08:49 PM
Good luck to all you teachers on the new school year. I really miss teaching. As difficult as it can be at times, I think it is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. I remember how hard those first few weeks used to be. I taught preschool, so we had a lot of tears, but when we finally got a smile, it made it all worth while. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for teachers of all ages, so thank you for all you do. You are making a difference.

Freypower
09-07-2013, 05:48 PM
Well, I actually did do something yesterday. I am a member of postcard site postcrossing.com so I went down to the Rocks (Circular Quay) & met 7 other people from the site at what is called a Postcrossing meetup. They have these all the time; they seem to do a lot in Brisbane (I wouldn't go up to Brisbane for something like this; the event would have to be a bit more important.....) but we all signed the next lot of postcards we have to send & had lunch.

Glennsallnighter
09-07-2013, 07:04 PM
Sounds like a fun morning FP, and I know EXACTLY the type of event that would bring you to Brisbane......

Prettymaid
09-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Did you have a good time, FP? How was lunch? Had you met any of the others before?

Freypower
09-07-2013, 08:28 PM
Did you have a good time, FP? How was lunch? Had you met any of the others before?

Yes, I had a good time & a good fish & chips lunch. I hadn't met any of them before; this was the first meetup I had been to. Unfortunately one of the ladies is very sick with cancer & is in a wheelchair so it must have been a huge effort for her to be there, especially as she came from Brisbane. :depressed:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-07-2013, 10:11 PM
fp glad you had fun
reminds me I have a post card or two to mail you.
Just with house up for sale,,,,,I get sidetreacked,,,,,

Freypower
09-07-2013, 10:12 PM
fp glad you had fun
reminds me I have a post card or two to mail you.
Just with house up for sale,,,,,I get sidetreacked,,,,,

More?! I should thank you for the ones you have sent, plus the magnets; they are really nice.

Tiffanny Twisted
09-07-2013, 10:28 PM
fp.
I am not traveling but everyone else is.
Did I send the alaska ones .I forget?
My neighbors just got back from pr..the little boys loved it.

Glennsallnighter
09-08-2013, 04:15 PM
I still have stuff to mail you from New York too FP. I must get that done soon.

Troubadour
09-08-2013, 05:49 PM
I'm glad you had a nice time, FP.

Again, I'm sorry for my lack of activity on The Border at the moment. The first week was a whirlwind, but I'm hoping to be better this week at making sure I leave school a bit earlier. The school is pretty demanding and very specific (read: picky!) about what they want, but they are also supportive and friendly in general, so it's not a bad place to be. It's just a lot to get to grips with at first. Anyway, I have had a lovely weekend and am almost ready to settle down for a good night's sleep ahead of the new week.

Something to make you smile... I am just finalising the table groups for my children and I have named them Lion, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and... you guessed it... Eagle! I had to. ;)

Freypower
09-08-2013, 07:23 PM
fp.
I am not traveling but everyone else is.
Did I send the alaska ones .I forget?
My neighbors just got back from pr..the little boys loved it.

No; the last card & magnet I got from you were the Jersey Shore ones. Is PR Puerto Rico? I have nothing from there. Thank your friends.

sad-cafe
09-08-2013, 07:46 PM
I'm all for a teacher thread! :thumbsup:


I'm in

Tiffanny Twisted
09-08-2013, 07:49 PM
No; the last card & magnet I got from you were the Jersey Shore ones. Is PR Puerto Rico? I have nothing from there. Thank your friends.
ok..yes it is puerto rico...i thought i mailed the alaska stuff ..will have to look.
the hosue is so clean i cant find a dam thing lol:headscratch:

Prettymaid
09-08-2013, 08:53 PM
I'm glad you had a nice time, FP.

Again, I'm sorry for my lack of activity on The Border at the moment. The first week was a whirlwind, but I'm hoping to be better this week at making sure I leave school a bit earlier. The school is pretty demanding and very specific (read: picky!) about what they want, but they are also supportive and friendly in general, so it's not a bad place to be. It's just a lot to get to grips with at first. Anyway, I have had a lovely weekend and am almost ready to settle down for a good night's sleep ahead of the new week.

Something to make you smile... I am just finalising the table groups for my children and I have named them Lion, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and... you guessed it... Eagle! I had to. ;)

Hi Troub! I can certainly understand how overwhelming it all must seem right now. I hope this week is a little less hectic and you can find a nice routine so that you can complete what you need to and leave at a reasonable time. I just hope you're not thinking, "What have I gotten myself into?" You have so many people rooting for you. I hope you can feel the positive vibes coming your way. And of course I love the names you've picked for the table groups. I hope they all do well, but I can't help cheering for the Eagles! ;-)

SallyGee
09-08-2013, 09:22 PM
Oh Troub, I love your groups! Adorable! You are going to be a great teacher. The first few weeks are always a bit crazy. Hang in there it gets better.

sad-cafe
09-08-2013, 09:57 PM
agreed, routine will set in and pretty soon it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then spring break then May.

VAisForEagleLovers
09-08-2013, 10:02 PM
Well, what's NOT happening in my life??

First, I'll say that to show how totally vain I can be, I drove all the way to VA (over 9 hours) and stayed at a hotel just to get my hair done by my regular hairdresser so I could go to the concert with hair I could count on. I also delivered a new laptop to one of my employees. That was 8/31 and 9/01 and then I drove to Pittsburgh (4.5 hrs) to my sister's. Had dinner and loaded dirt bikes on my brand new truck and then went to Somerset, an hour back in the direction I'd just come from.

Sunday and Monday I did family things, then rushed to Mom's late Monday from my brothers to do laundry for the Seattle trip. HER WASHER STOPPED WORKING ON THE SPIN CYCLE! She tried drying them anyway and that broke the dryer, so I was up at 5:30 on Tuesday to go to my Dad's and do them there and they had their hot and cold water switched on their washer! We fixed that and I used their dryer, then headed to Baltimore, MD to catch my flight (booked before I moved to KY). Along the way I had to call in for work meeting that didn't go well and took 1.5 hours. Before leaving KY, my manager offered me an air card so I could literally work from anywhere on my vacation. Sweet. I got to Seattle in to the hotel around 11pm ET and much later when I went to bed.

I had a great time in Seattle, even though I had to work a lot and field phone calls and texts all day. The concert was so super fantastic that it was all worth it. I flew back to Baltimore and sat in construction traffic at 10:30pm for an hour to drive to VA to stay with friends. I do not miss DC-area traffic.

I went to a friend's house for a party, had a great time. Went to see old neighbors and saw my old house. I wasn't nearly as nostalgic as I would have thought.

Today, I drove back to KY, all 9 hours in one day. Listened to my beloved Steelers get their butts handed to them by the Titans as I drove. Kept track of the score of the Pirates' game where they were once again humiliated by the Cardinals (Kudos to Brooke). Just as I was thinking the day couldn't get much worse, the car in front me ran over road debris (or something flew off it) and smashed into my windshield WHILE I WAS TRAVELING 80+ MPH. I'm damn lucky to be alive. The windshield and wiper on the drivers side is 'totalled'. I managed to get it off the highway and called Geico. They didn't seem to care that I was stranded alongside an interstate three feet from traffic that was moving at 70+mph and asked a lot of stupid questions for 45 minutes before realizing I needed a tow truck (idiots). I finally got to my house about an hour ago and I very definitely realize that it could have been much worse. As it is, it will all be paid for with no deductible, and only the windshield and wiper arm were damaged. Thank God! Otherwise there are no scratches on the new truck.

I do have to say, I put 1800 miles on that new truck in ten days, and all that traveling doesn't count the flying miles to Seattle and back, plus all the walking we did while in Seattle. It goes without saying that I'm exhausted!

Soda asked me in a text message if it was all worth it, the time with family and friends, and of course our guys. HECK YEAH!

Houston Baby
09-08-2013, 10:16 PM
VA - I'm so glad that you have made your way back home safely after all those miles. I will put in an extra thank you tonight in my prayers that the truck incident was not worse. You are right, it could have been disastrous. Get a good night's sleep & I hope this week is a little calmer!

WalshFan88
09-08-2013, 10:20 PM
VA - Sorry to hear about the truck. Glad you weren't hurt or anyone else.

Prettymaid
09-08-2013, 10:44 PM
VA, how ironic that your windshield was damaged coming home from an Eagles concert, because, if you recall, that's what happened to us on the way home from the Louisville show!!! Kind of freaky, huh? Get some rest. Sounds like you need it!

VAisForEagleLovers
09-08-2013, 10:57 PM
VA, how ironic that your windshield was damaged coming home from an Eagles concert, because, if you recall, that's what happened to us on the way home from the Louisville show!!! Kind of freaky, huh? Get some rest. Sounds like you need it!

I do remember that now, and yours was a new car,too! That is freaky. Wow, we will have to both be extra careful when leaving Indy in about six weeks!

Tiffanny Twisted
09-09-2013, 12:08 AM
Verna. So glad u r ok.......trucks can be fixed
Sleep well and sorry but your teams losing today

Prettymaid
09-09-2013, 08:11 AM
I do remember that now, and yours was a new car,too! That is freaky. Wow, we will have to both be extra careful when leaving Indy in about six weeks!

You said it, sister!

Glennsallnighter
09-09-2013, 01:26 PM
Wow VA! Your adventures over the last week have left me breathless! But I totally agree with you. Everything we do to see our boys is definitely worth it.

I'm so glad you got home safe. Windshields and trucks can be replaced but people cannot.

glenneaglesfan
09-09-2013, 06:04 PM
Wow, VA, thank goodness you are ok, and the truck can be fixed. I can't believe the mileage you've done in the last few days.

Troub, sounds like you are getting into the new job and the kids will benefit!

Lisa, hope Laura is settling in ok at her new school. Your schedule sounds exhausting.

I'm stuck into researching my family tree at the moment after finding some old birth and marriage certificates. On my father's side it's all in South Wales but my mother's relatives were more cosmopolitan and I have cousins in the USA, Portugal and Switzerland.

Thanks for all your kind comments about my sister. The last few times I've spoken to her she sounds much more in control. She saw her doctor for blood tests and is significantly anaemic, not really a surprise as she doesn't eat meat, however she needs her blood count to improve before her hip surgery. Lots of spinach!

I've had a lovely weekend with both boys home, and have joined a local wildlife/walking group to get me out a bit more. Boys are working on me to do a road trip to California next year!

VAisForEagleLovers
09-09-2013, 08:12 PM
GEF, glad your sister is hanging in there. I think I mentioned it before, maybe not, but I did a big family tree about six years ago, maybe longer. I've thought about getting back to it, since there are even more tools out there and more information. I just haven't done it!

I called all over the place this morning and no one had the windshield in stock. It's very specialized, with the word 'Ford' on it in big letters, but they all said they seldom carry any windshields in stock. The one place who makes them and sells them said they could only do it in their garage which is all the way up in Louisville, and while the insurance would have paid to tow it again, I didn't want my truck bouncing up and down on the back of a tow truck for 50 miles, so I passed. Then one of the companies I called first called me back and said they'd go get the windshield immediately. They are very close to me, down the road a short distance and then across a shopping center parking lot, and so they came over, checked the exact type of windshield, then called me later to tell me they went and got it. They actually drove it over there since it was such a short distance, then drove it back, all by 1pm. I went to the Ford dealer and they ordered the windshield wiper arm and that'll get put on tomorrow. Everyone is amazed that there is no other damage, usually debris also hits the roof or even bed of a truck, but this didn't. Before they drove the truck, we noticed that putting a finger on the outside where the object hit, glass came off the windshield, so it was a very near thing as far as coming through. I've been thanking God so often today He's probably tired of hearing me.

Prettymaid
09-09-2013, 08:22 PM
I've had a lovely weekend with both boys home, and have joined a local wildlife/walking group to get me out a bit more. Boys are working on me to do a road trip to California next year!

Now, how do you do a road trip to California from England? :lol:

The wildlife/walking group sounds right up my alley! I love taking nature trails and looking for birds and other wildlife. I hope you enjoy it.

GlennLover
09-09-2013, 08:43 PM
VA, that certainly was a close call! I thank God that you weren't hurt! It is amazing that there was no other damage to your truck.

GEF, glad you had a nice weekend with your sons. I hope your sister is able to have her surgery soon. A road trip sounds exciting!

Troub, I'm sure that once you settle into a routine things will be less overwhelming.

Lisa, what an exhausting schedule! I hope you can 'take it easy" for a while soon.

VAisForEagleLovers
09-10-2013, 07:21 PM
Yay!! The truck is fixed! New windshield, new wiper and wiper arm! Tomorrow morning the insurance guy comes to inspect the damage...I guess I can describe it for him.

Went back to work today and it didn't go too badly, considering. A co-worker asked about my vacation and mentioned that she talked to my former boss (who now works for me) and he told her that I was an Eagles groupie, that I followed them all over the place, and that I had a crush on one of them. Seriously! I didn't realize it was a 'crush', and especially at my age! I've always just thought of it as 'a definite preference'.

Henley Honey
09-10-2013, 09:19 PM
Just got back from the doctor's office. Seems the little spill I took in Seattle was a bit worse than I thought. On Thursday morning, we had just come out of a restaurant where we had breakfast and there was a cut out in the cement walkway I didn't see and -- wham -- down I went. :thud:
I hopped right back up and shook it off. The pain wasn't that bad and the swelling was minimal. We must have walked about 3 miles afterward and I was doing fine, but as of this morning the swelling hadn't gone down so I had it checked out today just to be sure I wasn't doing more damage. Seems I have a hairline fracture of the ankle so he gave me a removable cast (which I can only remove to shower) and meds for pain and inflammation. Thank God it happened the day AFTER the concert. Good thing I'm a tough cookie. VA and HD didn't have to tell me to "man up, Mary". I'll be good as new in a few weeks and ready to dance at MSG in November!!!

Witchy Woman
09-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Wow, HH. It's a good thing you went to the doc before it got worse. We can be cripple puppets together !! Feel better soon and we WILL be dancing in the aisles in November !!

Henley Honey
09-10-2013, 09:23 PM
Wow, HH. It's a good thing you went to the doc before it got worse. We can be cripple puppets together !! Feel better soon and we WILL be dancing in the aisles in November !!


I thought of you when I was in the doctor's office, but I can't compare my tiny problem with your surgery and recoup time. But you're right. We WILL be dancing in the aisles!!

Prettymaid
09-10-2013, 09:46 PM
VA, glad to hear everything's fixed...and anybody who digs on a guy's neck as much as you do is definitely crushing. Lol!

HH, glad you went to the doctor. You're a better woman than I. I would have to be unable to walk before I'd go!

Houston Baby
09-10-2013, 10:18 PM
OMG HH! You never even complained about the pain that evening. And you are not exaggerating about how much we walked after your spin out that morning. It was miles!! You are one tough cookie! I was dragging up those hills NOT you. Hope your better half & B&B are taking good care of you. Get some rest Wonder Woman!!!:hug:

Glennsallnighter
09-11-2013, 03:18 AM
Awww HH! I'm glad it wasn't a worse break! Take it easy now for the next few weeks. Get plenty of TLC from that lovely husband of yours!

Loads of time to watch plenty of Eagles DVDs and relax methinks!

:grouphug:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-11-2013, 10:01 AM
take it easy hh:grooving:

let your dh and b and b give you losts of loving.:inlove:

get well soon

Brooke
09-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Hey guys! Just stopping in for a minute to try to catch up! I'm so busy at work that I just don't have any extra time these days. It's crazy and I'll tell you about it when things die down a bit.

Hope all is well with everyone!

VA, you make me tired! And I'm so glad everything turned out with you truck and you are ok!

Troub, hang in there! My dnl was a brand new teacher two years ago and she was a bit overwhelmed for a while, but she loves her second graders now!

HH, ouch! Take it easy!

Hope to get back here someday soon, gotta run!

Outlawman13
09-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Brooke, don't work too hard!!!!

HH, I sure hope you get better!!!

VA, glad everything is straightened out!!!

GlennLover
09-12-2013, 06:53 PM
HH, glad your injury wasn't any worse. Heal quickly.

Brooke, Take It Easy at work.

VA, glad you (and your new truck) are back on the road again.

Henley Honey
09-14-2013, 01:54 PM
Celebrating my 28th wedding anniversary today. It's a good thing my hubby is such a patient :angel: or we wouldn't have made it to our 1st Anniversary!!

I told him if we are still together, I'd give him a divorce for our 30th!!!
I think he's started a countdown calendar!! :hilarious:

VAisForEagleLovers
09-14-2013, 02:01 PM
Happy anniversary, HH (and your DH)! I was just thinking earlier today that it was coming up soon, but couldn't remember when. Hey, go buy a lottery ticket see if the day makes you lucky twice over!

GlennLover
09-14-2013, 02:57 PM
Happy Anniversary Joanie & Jesse!

Tiffanny Twisted
09-14-2013, 03:49 PM
happy anniversary
:love:joanie and jessie..:love:

enjoy your day and many more:partytime:

tt and jahh

Witchy Woman
09-14-2013, 03:56 PM
Happy Anniversary Joanie !!

SallyGee
09-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Happy anniversary HH and DH! Looking forward to meeting you both in November. Hope you do something special for your day.

Troubadour
09-14-2013, 06:22 PM
Happy Anniversary, Joanie!

Outlawman13
09-14-2013, 06:32 PM
Happy Anniversary HH!!!! I hope it's incredible and very memorable!!!

I'm going to be traveling to California and Colorado for 3 weeks (leaving tomorrow) and coming back for the Eagles concert!!!! My energy level is so high and I can't wait to get away for a while!!!! I'm more excited for the concert!!!:hilarious:

Houston Baby
09-14-2013, 06:36 PM
WOW , what a celebratory weekend for your family! You & your dh's anniversary and your mom's 85th birthday! Y'all will be celebrating all weekend. :partytime: Hope it is wonderful and here's to many many more years for all!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JOANIE & JESSE!! :love:

Houston Baby
09-14-2013, 06:44 PM
Sounds like a wonderful vacation Christy! Have a marvelous time & check in when & if you can. Have lots of fun & be safe in your travels my friend! ENJOY!!

Freypower
09-14-2013, 06:51 PM
Happy anniversary Joanie & Jesse. :love:

Outlawman13
09-14-2013, 06:52 PM
LOL thank you very much Debbie and I will have my laptop so I'll check in and say Yo!!!!!!! LOL

zeldabjr
09-14-2013, 07:26 PM
Happy Anniversary Joanie and Jesse!...I hope you two never split up for the sake of the children...

zeldabjr
09-14-2013, 07:27 PM
OLM13...hope you have a great trip!!!

sodascouts
09-14-2013, 08:01 PM
Happy anniversary J&J!!

Christy, have fun!

WalshFan88
09-14-2013, 08:05 PM
Happy anniversary Joanie and Jesse!

Have a safe trip OM13!

Tiffanny Twisted
09-14-2013, 08:07 PM
Happy Anniversary HH!!!! I hope it's incredible and very memorable!!!

I'm going to be traveling to California and Colorado for 3 weeks (leaving tomorrow) and coming back for the Eagles concert!!!! My energy level is so high and I can't wait to get away for a while!!!! I'm more excited for the concert!!!:hilarious:
Have a great trip and be safe out there but have fun:partytime:

VAisForEagleLovers
09-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Have a great and safe trip, Cristy!

Outlawman13
09-14-2013, 11:21 PM
LOL thank you everyone for the kind words. I will have lots of fun!!!! Maybe a little too much fun. LOL

Tiffanny Twisted
09-15-2013, 08:54 AM
finding it hard to believe that Mr luke will be a year old next month.
hard to imagin what it was like before that special little guy cme into our lives.

I bought him a toy guitar for his birthday but gave it to him early and he loves it .
Plays with it all the time and he gets mad if she turns it off and it doesnt play music...now if they would have made it to play eagles music it would have been perfect.
Oh yeah and tooth number one is in with tooth number two right behind

Houston Baby
09-15-2013, 10:14 AM
The little guy has been thru so much in his first year. Hoping & praying that it will be smooth sailing from now on. We do know that he is a fighter & champion!! Hooray Luke!!!

SallyGee
09-15-2013, 11:25 AM
Have a great trip OLM. Sounds like fun!
TT I can't believe Lucas is going to be a year old already! He's a tough little guy.

Tiffanny Twisted
09-15-2013, 12:20 PM
I have been shopping for his bday.
Got a pair of jeans with guitars on the back pockets and a sweater with a tie stiched in to it with matching patches on the sleeve.......very preppy....
Got him the pete the cat book and doll......he's a cool cat who plays guitar and wears chuck taylors,one red and one blue (his late grandad wore the same sneakes.

Do u guys see a pattern here?????

Henley Honey
09-15-2013, 02:17 PM
Happy Anniversary Joanie and Jesse!...I hope you two never split up for the sake of the children...



Now that's FUNNY. The children. They are four-legged, hairy and extremely spoiled!!! If we do split, he gets custody. I'll get visitation!!

Thanks for your good wishes everyone. It was a fun day. Got together with my mom, four sisters and extended family. There was NO bloodshed or hurt feelings. Always a bonus!

Glennsallnighter
09-15-2013, 02:49 PM
Belated Happy Anniversary Joanie and Jesse. I hope you have very many more years of health and happiness together. Looking forward to meeting you both again in November!

TT, delighted the little guy is doing so well. Hope you have the Eagles programmed onto his guitar.

Enjoy your trip OM13!

Tiffanny Twisted
09-15-2013, 08:01 PM
glas it was a great day Joanie:love::partytime:

Brooke
09-17-2013, 09:29 AM
Happy belated anniversary HH!

OM13, have a wonderful vacation!

I'm on a week of much needed vacation at home this week. Work has just been overwhelming the last couple weeks and no time to do much of anything but work! Disgusting! lol I now appreciate the free time I had there to keep up with all the Border news before our changeover! Hopefully things will settle down in a week or two.

I went and bought a new car yesterday. I looked around over the weekend and decided on a bright red Dodge Journey. (I don't name my cars, Pm, so Ruby is safe!) The ride is so much better than my Jeep Liberty. Love it so far!

I have to take my Mom to a couple doctor appointments today, so off to town we go pretty soon.

Hope all is well with everyone and I will try to get back here tomorrow. I think I get to stay home tomorrow. :yay:

Glennsallnighter
09-17-2013, 12:37 PM
Congrats on the new wheels Brooke and hope your Mom is ok!

Enjoy your day at home tomorrow.

Well I'm smiling. I entered a radio competition last week for tix to a Glenn Miller tribute concert at the end of the month. Didn't hear who won them.......

..... Until they arrived at my home this morning!:yay:

Son has already teased me that it's the 'wrong' Glenn! But you know, Dad loves Glenn Miller and I've often listened to his music with Dad so I know and like a lot of it. Looking forward to it!

Houston Baby
09-17-2013, 01:09 PM
Enjoy your week off Brooke! And I hope you do get some free time to enjoy your vacation and your new car!!

And everyone seems to be getting a new vehicle here. Puts me in the car shopping mood but I guess I will hang onto my little Honda Civic for a couple more years.

Congratulations GA! Enjoy the concert!! And sounds like you have a smart son - the "wrong" Glenn. :hilarious:

GlennLover
09-17-2013, 06:06 PM
TT, it really doesn't seem like a year since Lucas was born! Glad to hear that he is doing well & that you aren't spoiling him ;).

Brooke, enjoy your vacation & your new vehicle!

GA, congrats on winning the tickets. Enjoy the show. I like Glenn Miller too, but not nearly as much as his spelling namesake.

Glennsallnighter
09-17-2013, 06:27 PM
GA, congrats on winning the tickets. Enjoy the show. I like Glenn Miller too, but not nearly as much as his spelling namesake.

I totally agree! But I feel there is a connection between the two!

Freypower
09-17-2013, 07:05 PM
There is a connection in that Glenn Frey was named after Glenn Miller.

GlennLover
09-17-2013, 07:38 PM
There is a connection in that Glenn Frey was named after Glenn Miller.

That's what I was referring to when I said " spelling" namesake, as Glenn said that he had 2 n's in his name because his mother liked Glenn Miller. I don't know if he meant that she actually named him Glenn after Glenn Miller or that she just spelled Glenn that way, because she liked him.

Tiffanny Twisted
09-17-2013, 09:18 PM
trying to help lukes mom with his halloween cudtome
she wants a monkey and the first one I found was too small even though it said 6 to 12 months.
back it went
now I bought a bat with silver wings and two sock monkeys, one in size 12 m and one in 18 mon..waiting to see what has to go back lol..

He was under the weather yesterday but seems to be better today.
He through up on his parents three times yesterday but felt better after he brought everything up.....been there done that glad not to have to relive it yet...

JAhh and i are gonna take him for an afternoon next weekend and I cant wait.:blueblob::blueblob::yay::yay::D:D:D:smitten: :spin::smitten::blueblob::blueblob:

sodascouts
09-19-2013, 12:19 AM
Brooke - enjoy your new car!

TT, glad to hear Lucas is doing well.

Tiffanny Twisted
09-19-2013, 06:22 AM
Thanks soda,
Can not believe he is 11months old today.
He is still playing the guitar we bought him.
:lol:

VAisForEagleLovers
09-21-2013, 01:13 PM
TT, I can't believe little Lucas is a year old! He's been through a lot, but he seems to be doing well now, thank God!

I really have to wonder at my sanity for taking this job! We had a working group meeting at the local office this past week. My company has a small office very near my new apartment, actually, but I usually work at the customer site which is about a half hour away. I met some new people and saw some others for the first time in a while and in individual conversations they all said that I have the worst job on the whole program or wondered how I could handle the job, or as most of them said, said they'd never be able to do it or want to try. I'd say it's what I get paid the big bucks for, but I still haven't seen the big raise show up... I'm thinking I might have a word with my boss this week. I don't want to make it seem like I'm all about the $$, but I have Eagles tickets to pay for!

Tiffanny Twisted
09-21-2013, 04:19 PM
Me either.
I just returned his halloween custome...too small
Kiara is trying to get him to us so our son can meet him.
I swear mike is only sleeping here.
He came home cause he was in the wedding party .
Jahh dropped him at campus since the couple is getting marrried at the chapel but
It was right in the middle of nova football and tailgaiting .lol
So we r going to try tomorrow, when
he only has ten things to cram in his day.:shrug:

Glennsallnighter
09-22-2013, 05:20 AM
Sounds like your family is very Busy Being Fabulous at the moment TT!

VA, I hope the 'chat with the boss' goes well!

Well looks like I'll be passing the Glenn Miller tickets to my parents! Laura came home from Irish Dancing yesterday and announced she has a 'feis' (irish dancing competition) on Sunday afternoon next!

WalshFan88
09-26-2013, 06:13 PM
TT - Glad to hear he's doing well!

VA - Good Luck!

Brooke - Enjoy the new car.

GA - Congrats.

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Everything here is ok other than I go see an ENT next month! Surprise Surprise! :hilarious: I should have went back when it started. I now have blood in my left ear (the one the burst) and my hearing is very poor and I have serious vertigo issues now and off and on ringing. They now decide it's beyond their scope and are sending me to an ENT and an Audiologist for tests and to find out what's going on.

VAisForEagleLovers
09-26-2013, 06:51 PM
Austin, I hope the ENT gets you all fixed up!

WalshFan88
09-26-2013, 11:09 PM
Austin, I hope the ENT gets you all fixed up!

Thanks!!!

Tiffanny Twisted
09-27-2013, 06:37 AM
TT - Glad to hear he's doing well!

VA - Good Luck!

Brooke - Enjoy the new car.

GA - Congrats.

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Everything here is ok other than I go see an ENT next month! Surprise Surprise! :hilarious: I should have went back when it started. I now have blood in my left ear (the one the burst) and my hearing is very poor and I have serious vertigo issues now and off and on ringing. They now decide it's beyond their scope and are sending me to an ENT and an Audiologist for tests and to find out what's going on.
austin,
glad you will get to the bottom of your issues.
prayers for you I know you will turn it around now.
more later folks off to work we are gonna be short today suprise suprise lol

Glennsallnighter
09-27-2013, 08:23 AM
Hope everything gets sorted out for you Austin

Brooke
09-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Same here, Austin! Let's get you all straightened out!

Houston Baby
09-27-2013, 10:23 AM
Austin - prayers for you that the ENT gets to the bottom of your ear problem and more importantly, gets it fixed. Stay persistent!

TT - I feel your pain! We have been short of people too for the past week. I already have put in OVER 40 hours this week and Friday is just starting. Plus it will be work days tomorrow and Sunday. I can't wait to leave for Cape Cod Oct. 5th! A week's vacation!!!:blueblob:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-27-2013, 05:09 PM
oh hb

it is what it is.
all things considered it wasnt too too bad today.I just go and do my work

I forgot my lunch and medication today(pack them together so I dont forget to take...ha ha but when you forget the lunch ....lol) today was free lunch in the hosp caf but it was hoagies.cant do that ( gluten wheat soy tomato allergies)
But I walked down to the caf with friends and when I walked in my grill guy said " theres my special gal wheres her lunch".they had made me a salad with grilled chicken and grilled veggies no tomato just for me.I felt so special...
they do this two times a year and mass feed everyone and you cant buy anything. They supply a drink, and an entree and dessert.
tonight is designer bingo at for our church at our italian american club
designer bags are the prize...kate spade, coach, vera bradley and michael kors
bags are beautiful but I have no luck just fun with my lady friends..

glenneaglesfan
09-27-2013, 08:16 PM
TT, hope you have had a wonderful evening. It sounds terrific fun.

Austin, hope the ENT guys can sort you out. We're all thinking of you.

I've had a great day today. My cousin Kate from Portugal and her husband Tommy were invited to a wedding tomorrow very close to where I live. I invited them to stay and picked them up from the station. We've had a lovely evening looking at old family photos and tomorrow I'm going to show them some of our beautiful local countryside.

Later in the evening I got a rather mixed phone call from the ex...still with his 20 something girlfriend but for whatever reason feeling sorry for himself. Hmmm - most of my friends say block his number, but there needs to be some contact for business purposes.

thelastresort
09-27-2013, 08:28 PM
Move to university in 8 hours :partytime: Wonder if there's enough demand there for an Eagles Society? :hilarious:

Tiffanny Twisted
09-28-2013, 09:33 AM
TT, hope you have had a wonderful evening. It sounds terrific fun.

Austin, hope the ENT guys can sort you out. We're all thinking of you.

I've had a great day today. My cousin Kate from Portugal and her husband Tommy were invited to a wedding tomorrow very close to where I live. I invited them to stay and picked them up from the station. We've had a lovely evening looking at old family photos and tomorrow I'm going to show them some of our beautiful local countryside.

Later in the evening I got a rather mixed phone call from the ex...still with his 20 something girlfriend but for whatever reason feeling sorry for himself. Hmmm - most of my friends say block his number, but there needs to be some contact for business purposes.
so glad you have family visiting and i love that you are looking at old photos.
so heart healing jmo

making breakfast and gonna get luke for the after noon. his momma needs sleep..she has a nasty head cold so me and my boy are gonna walk this afternoon

sodascouts
09-28-2013, 03:17 PM
GEF - sounds lovely. You deserve some good times! Let any calls from the ex go to voicemail.

TLR - have fun at university!

Austin - praying for your health.

TT, glad you're doing OK.

Tiffanny Twisted
09-28-2013, 06:29 PM
thanks nancy. trying my best each and every day.

JAHH and I went and got our godson Luke this morning sohis momma could rest.
Now I need to rest.
He is such a ball of energy.
Lunch was mashed potatoes with spinach and chicken.
well he ate the chicken himself but I wore as much or more of the veggie potato mixture as he did.Then it was banana baby yougart which he LOVED.
He really was so very good. Played , sang, danced just had losts of fun.
Every phone he finds he picks up and says Hello into it.
I bought him a new book, Pete the cat and the pete the cat doll who as one red chuck
taylor shoe and one blue. He loved the stuffed cat and I sang him the story three times while he danced and clappped his hands.:yay:
we took a walk in the stroller which made him fall asleep . He wouldnt keep his sunglasses on and the fourth time he took them off and tryed to chuck them out the stroller I said to the sky Kiara forgive me and put the glasses away.

anyway I heard him laugh for the first time today and he was talking a blue streak when we went to take him back.Such a sweet little boy.But boy am I tired.
:smile:

Glennsallnighter
09-28-2013, 06:47 PM
TLR! Have fun at University. What course are you studying? And what college have you registered with?

TT! I'd say you are exhausted after the day with Lucas! But its great to hear how well he is doing and that he is eating and drinking all around him!

GEF! Delighted you got to have some time with your family and to share all the pics with them. Of course you need certain contact with your ex, but have it when it suits YOU! Not him!

WalshFan88
09-28-2013, 07:30 PM
TLR - Have fun!

TT - Very nice. :)

GEF - Great to hear about the visit!

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Thanks everyone... I'm not extremely worried but of course I'm not NOT worrying about it either, it's probably going to have to be drained but I'm no ENT. Just from what I've read about effusions.

StephUK
09-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Just thought I'd check in as I haven't been here very much recently. Life has been a bit difficult for me recently, with family illness and problems. It's been a stressful time, and still having my own health problems(ongoing from the stroke I had last year) hasn't helped.

I'm just getting around to reading all the threads for the History of the Eagles shows. From all the reviews it sounds like it's an awesome show! and the Borderers who've been have had a great time. I'm jealous guys:jealous:

I hope that the Eagles will bring the show over to the UK next year. If they do, I hope to be able to get to one or two shows. I'd have loved to be able to get over to the US and see my friend in Dallas in October, as the Eagles are playing there on the night before my birthday. But it's not to be I'm afraid. :weep: So I'll have to try to be patient and wait for UK shows.

I miss my darling Will :heart:and long to see him again & hear him play. It's been too long - 2 years - since I've seen him.

Please keep writing your great reviews, and give me lots of detail about the shows, so I can imagine that I'm there, until I can get to really be there.

:bye:Steph

sodascouts
09-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Steph, I always think about you whenever I see Will. I am glad you checked in as I know things have been hard. I hope you're doing better.

Prettymaid
09-29-2013, 11:39 PM
It's good to hear from you, Steph. Take care of yourself. I hope you're able to go to a show next year.

thelastresort
09-30-2013, 08:44 AM
TLR! Have fun at University. What course are you studying? And what college have you registered with?
!

(And to SodaScouts and WalshFan88, haven't got a clue how to multiquote on here. Sorry!)

Thanks!

I'm doing Transport Management at Aston Uni, Birmingham. Drank more in the last three days than I have in about three months, but I'm usually quite reserved and timid so the beer's helped me settle in no end. The other advantage of coming here is that it's about 95% certain that the Eagles will stop off here if they ever come across the Atlantic on HOTE. :blueblob:

I adore that smiley, so I'll post it again :blueblob:

VAisForEagleLovers
10-01-2013, 09:35 AM
Weird day at work today. Watching a good many of my co-workers walk out the door due to the government shut down. After the furloughs of the summer, they now have no idea when they'll get their next paycheck.

Houston Baby
10-01-2013, 10:19 AM
I thought about you VA when I saw all the talk this weekend about the govt. shutdown. Hopefully it will be a quick settlement! Politics give me a headache most of the time!! :brickwall:

Hang in there VA!

prayfordaylight
10-01-2013, 03:35 PM
Weird day at work today. Watching a good many of my co-workers walk out the door due to the government shut down. After the furloughs of the summer, they now have no idea when they'll get their next paycheck.

It's horrible here as well. The fiance got furloughed today and he's rather cranky.

Are you getting furloughed at all?

Glennsallnighter
10-01-2013, 03:39 PM
I heard about these problems this morning and I sincerely hope that none of my Border friends or their families are affected too much by this. A day off is always welcome but not in this uncertainty. Are teachers effected?

Steph, great to hear from you again. I'd been wondering how you have been.

Brooke
10-01-2013, 04:07 PM
As far as I know most teachers aren't affected, Ga.

Steph, good to hear from you and please, take it easy!

VAisForEagleLovers
10-01-2013, 07:35 PM
It's 'non-essential' federal government workers. Nearly all our teachers who don't teach for private schools are employed at the state and/or county levels.

Fortunately, I'm a contractor on a fully-funded contract, so it's just us and the active military at the office.

SallyGee
10-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Got back yesterday from Cape May. Went for 5 days with hubby to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was so nice to get away. I hope no borderers are affected by the shut down.
I hope the ENT helps you Austin.
I'm glad you enjoyed having Lucas TT.
Steph I hope you feel better every day.
GEF So nice for you to spend time with your family. Hope your ex doesn't bother you.

Houston Baby
10-02-2013, 08:45 AM
SallyGee - How was Cape May? I have always wanted to go there and see the Victorian houses. The town and the houses in photos that I have seen look beautiful! And BTW, Happy Anniversary! 30 years ~ that is a wonderful accomplishment in this age!! Here's to many, many more happy years!

EagleLady
10-02-2013, 09:03 PM
I'm afraid My Cat Smokey is close to dying, He's gone over under the computer to sleep and his kidneys are shutting down :(

Grey Sadler
10-02-2013, 09:28 PM
I heard about these problems this morning and I sincerely hope that none of my Border friends or their families are affected too much by this. A day off is always welcome but not in this uncertainty. Are teachers effected?


Not here so far at the elementary/HS level...I have heard concerns for Head Start (preschool) classes though...and IIRC school lunches are funded *through* October...not that I'd want to miss those anyway lately, if I were a kid :yuck:

and :hug: EL...

GlennLover
10-02-2013, 09:56 PM
EL, so sorry to hear about Smokey. It's so hard to lose a pet.

Steph, I'm glad to hear from you as well. Hope your health & that of your family continues to improve.

Austin, good luck with the ENT.

GEF, glad you are having a nice time with relatives.

To all those in the US, I hope things are settled quickly so those out of work or otherwise affected by the shutdown don't endure too much hardship.

Houston Baby
10-02-2013, 10:05 PM
EL - I'm so sorry to hear about Smokey. You both will be in my thoughts & prayers. :hug: