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    Default Wednesday Roll Call, 9/28

    Good Morning

    Busy day.
    No kids today. Appts. I have to take care of.

    Then some errands. Kinda nice to have a day.

    Sunshine.

    Good Neighbor Day
    Though our neighbors behind us are ANNOYING us. We share a hedge. It is technically on their property. Runs the whole length of the block. Our peeping tom neighbors have once again trimmed it low enough to see over. *sigh. 6-7 ft. FINE. We keep our side trimmed. 5 ft, no.

    Oh well.

    Sunny today but not as hot.

    Have a great day!
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    Hi. I actually have a few minutes to catch up today. So what have I missed?

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    Went to the zoo today with my grandparents. Kind of happy they hate the idea of going to the aquarium. Just getting them there was miserable. They argue so much all the time. We got there a little too late in the day so the zoo close before we could see everything.

    The good news I already have a field trip scheduled or just us in three weeks. We'll see everything then. Now I'm home and I really need to fold towels and make dinner but I just took some cold medicine so I think I'll have a nap first.
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    So quiet today.

    So weird to be home, in middle of week and not have any daycare kids.
    DH and I are watching TV and supposed to be relaxing but.....

    Need to run to store in a bit for fresh stuff for dinner but......

    Sorry Riceball about the Zoo and grandparents. UGH We don't take inlaws places because of that. They might enjoy it but sure don't act like it. They look angry and peeved the whole time and just ruin it for us.
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    shoot me now. Our official closing day has been moved back 15 days! 15!!! And that's assuming the sellers EVER get them the necessary paperwork (they were supposed to have it in by Tuesday at the latest...it's wednesday, and bank STILL doesn't have it. ) How hard is it to EMAIL paperwork? you don't even have to go to the post office, or drive up to the bank! JUST f'ing EMAIL IT! And now, because of the delay, we'll have to come back to our old county to vote in. Because 2 weeks isn't enough time to get new voter registration cards. If we weren't already a couple thousand into this house for inspection, appraisal, earnest money, etc, I swear I'd just walk. I'm so frustrated with the sellers I could scream. Thankfully, I will NEVER meet them or I'd be tempted to whack them upside the head for being complete idiots.

    RM, that sucks with the grandparents. I refuse to go anywhere with my m-i-l for that reason.

    A&W, an entire day with no kids in the middle of the week? Wow, that is special! (if only errands didn't get in the way of quiet time.) Also, until I moved to NY for a bit, I thought the hedge as a barrier thing was something that only existed in Europe. They don't really do them in the Southeast.

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    Aselvarial, that has to be rough, depending on someone else to complete their part of the deal. Many people don't do well with lack of control and get understandably frustrated. I hope this house deal gets completed soon.
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    Welcome back, lknomad!

    Aselvarial - that sucks, so sorry youre depending on incompetents!

    @RbM... imagine, if you went to aquarium, and had some membership fiasco! Sorry you didnt get to see everything you wanted at the zoo.
    If I take a nap, nothing productive is coming from me for the rest of the day.

    Which is pretty much been me all week.

    Tomorrow is a field trip Ive been looking forward to for weeks, though!
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    Ya, told DH that I could get used to this. Almost might want to give up Fridays and do M/T daycare, off Wed and then Th/F daycare, then weekend off. 3 day weekend is nice but this break today is nice too. If it hadn't had important stress appts. in the AM, it would have been great.

    That STINKS about the house and sellers. WTH! Karma, will bite them in the butt later.

    And yep on hedge. We both have fences but there an alley in between apparently but maybe wide enough for a lawnmower. So sometime back in the 50's probably when neighborhood was built, someone sold English Laurel to everyone. Our whole block has it, down the center. And neighbors claim it is on their property, we don't know. Don't care. Used to expand onto our side 11 feet in x 100 ft. of property. We cut it back to fence and got 1100 sq. ft of yard back. That Spring/Summer SUCKED as they cut their side too and it was just bare branches for a year. Now it is back and lush and we keep our side trimmed to the fence. They cut the top down to I can see over it. THEY can see over it. The hubby likes to ALWAYS putter in that corner and look over our fence at us, the daycare kids, our chickens and not being neighborly, just being creepy peeping tom. 6-7 ft. tall was maintainable and perfect. 5 ft ish is NOT.
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    Ugh! Today is a typical wednesday. Got a call from mom that something went up OVER their 6 foot fence, into the chicken coop, and killed all 4 2 month old baby chickens. I'd warned Dad that the top needed to be totally covered but the first set was totally fine so he didn't think it needed it. Mom thinks feral cats got them as they've had an issue with a feral in the neighborhood. So now I can't take Tech over to my parents because he loves those baby chickens and Im not adding THAT stress either. And they had to make an appointment with the vet today to have my dog that moved in with them 5 years ago to be put to sleep this weekend. She's almost 14 and is now deaf, blind, losing her sense of smell, and can't remember things like, where the food is, or that the potty is outside. It's one of those weeks where you wonder WHY you got up in the morning.


    So, if any of you with chickens have any ideas on how to totally wire up the dog run he keeps them in to keep the NEXT set totally safe, let me know. Before he gets more in the spring, I'm going to turn that chicken area into a predator proof fortress. Right now I'm planning to have him dig up the ground under and around it, bury hardware cloth underneath, hardware cloth the entire top, and the the rest of the sides (he already has the bottom 2/3rd's wired). If I could get spikes pointing down from the top, I'd do that as well. Fort Coop.

    On a lighter note, Tech told me last night that he could no longer sleep in his bedroom as that is his OLD bedroom for when he was shorter (his term for younger). That he can only sleep in the NEW bedroom in the NEW house now. He was perfectly serious too. I told him soon, but for now he had to tough it out in his shorter room.

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    Tarp the roof. We use dog runs, full roof and a full house for them at night. Does he lock them up at night? Ours are locked up in a predator proof house every night.
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