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    Default Monday Roll Call, 11/7

    Good Morning
    Hope this finds everyone survived their weekend!
    I am here. Rested and yet tired. I think the tired is mentally. Just dealing with my brother and this sickness is mentally wearing.

    Teens are raking leaves today. It needs it. BADLY.
    And washing their bedding. It needs it. BADLY!!LOL

    2 kiddos. I need to finish my ad for my available spot and get it up.
    Need to find and set out our Thanksgiving books.
    Some cleaning today.

    DH made me mad yesterday. He decided to put his soda in the fridge. Fine. He is on soda cutback, so he only gets 2 a day. And has ZERO willpower. So, I am only putting 28 sodas in the fridge every 2 weeks.
    We have extra of everything. Just in case, it is a short month, etc. He starts taking down the spare sodas, which normally would be fine as we rotate the extras. BUT our male puppy decided to mark the cardboard box of sodas sitting on floor. So THOSE were ones that were going in fridge, AFTER I washed soda cans. Nope, DH was going to stick that box up in cupboard. And couldn't understand why I flipped out. No. There is food up there. We are not putting a box of basically pee in the cupboard. Then I will put them in the fridge. NO. You are only getting 28 cans. Why? I can not drink it. *sigh. Sad part is, he thinks he can. but he can't. Even his boys know this.
    Therefore, he didn't talk to me and pouted the rest of the day. SHEESH

    And now it is Monday. I need a good week. I need a couple of extra ME's to get things caught up. I need to check out the Xmas lists for family and order last of stuff to take down at Thanksgiving.

    And that is it from here. I think. Until the next drama.
    Only upside, today is my Gram's 87th birthday and I got the casino my Mom is taking her to, to do an overhead announcement of a birthday wish from her grandkids and great-grandkids in Oregon!!! Hope they actually do it.

    Have a MARVELOUS Monday!
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    My birthday is Wednesday, my husband works that day and tomorrow is election day so we're going to hide most of the day after voting. So special birthday stuff is happening today. We're going to the aquarium today. This is the first time since I had that whole renew/expired issue, so hopefully this goes smoothly.
    Yesterday we tried to get breakfast at our favorite place for breakfast but they stopped doing breakfast. It's a bakery cafe, they have great cupcakes, cookies and sandwiches but we all were really looking forward to breakfast so that was disappointing.
    I also super messed up an international shipping label through paypal. I was able to void the first one, and print a new one but it looks like USPS takes forever to approve a refund. I'm trying to mail girl scout cookies to our friends in Sweden. We're mailing to one person and then he's using local postage to pass on the rest. I've learned my lesson though, double, triple check the customs form. We're going drop that off today.
    I have a drawing sitting on my board I haven't worked on in a few days. I need to go on finishing that up. I also need to make a decision on a reference photo for a colored pencil piece. I want to have another colored pencil drawing to bring. I might just make use the one photo that I wanted to work with again anyway.

    ugh for the pee soaked boxed and the clueless husband. I need to cutback on my soda intake too. I even have a cute cup for water, I just need to use it more.
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    And apparently the scratch I got from standing up under the pet food cabinet yesterday, gave me a GIANT bruise on back of my calf. Startled me in the shower this morning, looked down and something dark was on my leg!LOL

    Then stubbed my pinkie toe last night. Nothing new, I do it so often. But it was hard enough that is made me gasp and get shaky for a few minutes. Got better once I iced it. How is it not black n blue today?
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    Good morning friends!

    Hopefully will have the "formal" withdraw forms turned in today with the high school and we can start homeschooling tomorrow!

    Reorganized the house a bit to make a comfortable work room for son.

    Seems the fall weather is moving in, and time to prep the porches, rake leaves, mow the lawn one last time, trim the bushes, and get the garage ready for winter. Lots to do.

    We moved this year from the city to the country. Neighbors have warned us that power can go out often, and roads do not get plowed as often as we might be used to. Searching for a Generator to power the fridge and freezer. Anyone used generator for backup power source? Pro/Cons? things to watch out for?
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    My inlaws have one to run their Monitor heater/stoves if power goes out. That is their only heat source.
    I can ask them what brand and size.

    YAY on turning in papers and starting homeschooling! CONGRATS!
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    The country life! We also have a generator, but have yet to hook it up. So I have no advice for you there. My parents and a couple of our neighbors have the natural gas version that automatically kicks on when the power goes out. Expensive, but still so jealous.

    Anyway, with country life, also be sure you have some extra water stored if you are on your own well system. Pump won't work w/o electricity. We have enough for a couple of weeks, but have never needed it more than a couple of days.
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    Good point Inmom!
    We have enough for a few days(emergency preparedness) plus we have rain barrels outside that can be used for animals w/o boiling and for us if needed with boiling.
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    I need a couple of extra ME's to get things caught up.
    When you figure out how to make that happen, can we talk? I need at least one more me - two would be better.

    SDHandler - congrats on homeschooling! Can I infer from some of your other posts that you adopted your son? That's awesome. My DH and I are foster parents and hope to adopt someday, but we just do littles. There is such a huge need for families for older children. I admire you.

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    You bet! I don't want Multiplicity kind of idiots though. Just need a couple so I can get house caught up, bills, daycare kids and I get a nap.
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    When you figure out how to make that happen, can we talk? I need at least one more me - two would be better.

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    If I had two more of me, we'd all refuse to do the stuff I hate. So that would be no help!

    SDhandler, congrats on official withdrawal!

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