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Old 08-04-2011, 11:49 PM   #8241
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Been hanging out in the big city helping DD with DGD. DD was finally awarded main custody of GDG (after 4 years of court). I guess the judge decided that since she is starting school she needs more stability in living arrangements. This is huge for us. So now we're hustling to get her signed up for the local school, filling out paperwork and doing the required medical stuff. So yesterday I got to hold her down for a chickenpox vaccination while she was sobbing "I want to go home" and "I'll give you a quarter if you don't do this". Man, she knows both my weaknesses (empathy and cheapness).
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:26 PM   #8242
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Been hanging out in the big city helping DD with DGD. DD was finally awarded main custody of GDG (after 4 years of court). I guess the judge decided that since she is starting school she needs more stability in living arrangements. This is huge for us. So now we're hustling to get her signed up for the local school, filling out paperwork and doing the required medical stuff. So yesterday I got to hold her down for a chickenpox vaccination while she was sobbing "I want to go home" and "I'll give you a quarter if you don't do this". Man, she knows both my weaknesses (empathy and cheapness).
Wow...it's been four years? Oh my...

Well, congratulations on finally putting this issue to rest.

Sounds like you've been patient and a good boy...I'll give ya fifty cents.
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Last night I was told the DH of one of my cousins died...he was 61. This morning DH was told of the passing of one of his high school classmates...she was 57.

Too young I think.
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Played with kids. Took a nap. Washed dishes. Cooked supper. Studied sales papers and went out for the best specials for things we will use. Saved $23 off what Walmart sell these things for.
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Back from a two week overseas deployment, including extended time on a fresh water vessel...

(Our ship is the inside one in the nested pair, the Avalon Luminary.)
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I woke up at 11 AM, rolled over and promptly went back to sleep. Mr B woke me up at noon, I allegedly mumbled something at him, so he let me sleep until 1 PM.

We went out to the local casino last night for drinks and a lounge floor show featuring a very excellent female singer and 2 gogo girls in silver sequined dresses and gogo boots on elevated pedestals. The singer was emulating Tina Turner in dress and stage style, plus she did excellent Cher, Gloria Gaynor, and Donna Summer imitations. It was very kitchsy but fun.
She roamed the audience with a cordless microphone and got people to sing a few lines with her. I did the choruses of Cher's "Do You Believe In Love?" when she walked up to me dancing alone. She kept pointing the mike at me so who was I to disappoint her by not doing a duo on the chorus with her ? She grinned at me and gave me a big thumbs up.
I danced my legs off doing the Electric Slide and quite a few 1970s disco songs. Mr B is not into disco or dance music, so he sat it out and guarded the chairs (in very high demand) while I danced. I am definitely bold enough to go up to a dance floor and dance by myself.
We hit Denny's for a wee hours breakfast and finally got to bed around 3 AM. It's fun acting like we're 20 again.

Once I got my lazy keister out of bed today, I got showered and dressed in 19 minutes. We went to a family picnic at the local Legion (his AM coffee place) and pigged out on BBQ chicken, hot dogs, sausage and salads. It was too hot and muggy to hang out in the pavilion, so we came back and enjoyed a nice cool house. Aaaaahhhhhhh...

We are watching the Red Sox/Yankees game right now. I'm a Mets fan, so no problem there.

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Very nice. No sea pay, but no midwatches or drill sets?
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free, I totally need to party with you! I'll even leave you the singing, but we could surely have a good time dancing! Wooooeeeee!
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free, I totally need to party with you! I'll even leave you the singing, but we could surely have a good time dancing! Wooooeeeee!
Cool.

I neglected to mention just how sore my feet, legs, and hips were the next day. I had 3" heels on and shook things that hadn't been shaken in quite a while. I had a heck of a good time. Mr B just sat there on chair guard duty and grinned.

Today was a "2 heads are better than 1" day. Mr B and I tried to get my 2007 vintage PS3 back up and running, to no avail. Last time I had it running, it got locked up in an automatic system update and just died.
After 1 hour of deadlock, I had no choice but to turn it off and try again. Big mistake.
Since then, I cannot get it to come back up normally nor in Safe Mode. So I am sending it in for reprogramming for $140 including shipping and tax.
I miss playing my arcade style spaceship/asteroid shoot-'em-up and race car driving games.
I will not be using it in any sort of online mode. None of the new games interest me at all.
I'll need something to keep me occupied on a blizzard night while Mr B studies.
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Had to have my teeth cleaned by my perio since I had surgery a month ago. This is the third time I've had my teeth cleaned this year. But my teef sure look purty!

So.......

I'm checking out casino/hotels in Shreveport. Momma needs a little fun in her life. Will make our reservation this afternoon.
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Very nice. No sea pay, but no midwatches or drill sets?
Oddly enough, no drills or midwatch, but lots of lock practice. It's like entering drydock, but without the three days of briefings and practice beforehand.

I also noted that the mess cranks were unusually well dressed. They didn't appear to have the basics such as bug juice dispensers or the ever-popular soft-serve machine. Quarters were unusually roomy, as I could sit up in my bunk without banging my head, and DW could sleep next to me, instead of above or below.

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Worked at my Semi-retirement J*b in the morning. Picked my son up from the airport in his car. He was visiting his sister in DC. Had him drive me to the shop to get my car which was in for repair.
I went to the Periodontist and had a dental implant completed. I was the last patient of the day and he said it had been a rough day and was glad it was over.
I told him about the Dow dropping 600+ points so everyone was having a bad day.
He had no idea as he had been working all day. I Probably made his bad day worse. Went to the pharmacy to fill the prescriptions that the dentist gave me. Stopped at the Supermarket to get some soups and other mushy foods for the next day or two.
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pills before starting the procedure. Dentist just called to see how I was doing.
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Lena had her Sestamibi scan today, and it went well because it showed which of her parathyroids is the naughty one, and where it is. The tech allowed me to look at it but said he couldn't help me interpret it. But he couldn't resist making comments.

This is good news because it is a hard test to do, and this tech didn't have much experience with them.
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DW and I went to a local Fidelity office to open an TIRA account for her. She had been trying not to see the business news but the Fidelity office has TV's all over so DW could not help seeing the bad economic news. She made her 2011 contribution but unfortunately (or fortunately), the check will not clear for 4 days so she can not buy stocks.

Then, we went to Ikea nearby because she wants to splurge. She: "Why will I LBYM to save a few $ when we are losing way way more?". We still did not buy anything.

Also went to Sears to buy a battery to replace the original battery for the 2004 Subaru.
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Cool.

I'll need something to keep me occupied on a blizzard night while Mr B studies.
OK why is everything reminding me that winter is coming now that I am sort of used to it being hot. I have a boat load of stuff to do before winter.
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We're back from a trip to DE for a family gathering, lots of fun, saw some relatives we haven't seen for over a year. On the last day we went back to the hotel, both of us dozed off for a while but couldn't sleep so at 1:00 am decided "Well, since we can't sleep we might as well leave. We're sure to miss any traffic on the (Chesapeake) Bay Bridge that way".

It's kind of neat driving over the bridge at 3:00 am. We could see one other car on the westbound span and there was little sense of being on a bridge since we couldn't see how high we were.

Got home at 5:30 and crashed until noon.
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Started yesterday with dawn patrol and then attempted to get a Zostavax shingles vaccine. I have a prescription but now I have to find someone who actually possesses the vaccine.

After my lunchtime nap we bought a new toilet (perhaps it'll be today's home-improvement project) and then went to taekwondo. It's our daughter's first day back in a few months so there was plenty of talk story. She started telling her Navy summer training stories, and by the end of the conversation she'd been invited on a helicopter ride with a retired AF Reservist. Where were these people when I was 18 years old?!?

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I also noted that the mess cranks were unusually well dressed. They didn't appear to have the basics such as bug juice dispensers or the ever-popular soft-serve machine. Quarters were unusually roomy, as I could sit up in my bunk without banging my head, and DW could sleep next to me, instead of above or below.
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I watched it rain cats and dogs today. It stopped for a little while, but I can tell we are in for more. So much for mowing the back forty.
I noticed a lot of weeds coming up back there, so I will have to try to find some leftover bags of weed and feed pellets in the local hardware stores. If I turn up empty handed, I guess I can spot spray some weed killer on the biggest problem areas. I did not do the usual broadcast application this year because I was too lazy to save money. My property is over an acre, so lawn treatment products are a considerable cash outlay. No regrets on skipping on that annual cost.
Mr B is taking his usual afternoon nap while I play 1970s tunes at a very low volume. I have boneless pork tenderloin strips in the crockpot, cooking in low salt soy sauce. I will slather them in red Ah-So sauce and crisp them up in the convection oven later. Yummy!
Mr B made some noise about making some homemade french fries as a side dish. I gave him "the look". Maybe I can get him to have a salad instead.
In a parallel universe, perhaps.
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I had my first doctors appt this morning since I turned 60. Asked about the shingles vaccine. My doctor's office sometimes has some on hand but didn't today. I am on the list for the next shipment that comes in.
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