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    ((((((Hugs to All))))))

    Ann ~

    With my focus on reporting bad news, I failed to thank you for starting the thread. Thank you! Hope the inclement weather doesn’t reach you.

    Howie ~

    It looks like you might have rain on Monday. I hope you have enough supplies until the storm passes.

    Virginia ~

    Sometimes, like during a pandemic, we can only do what we can do and nothing more. I have 30 loads of laundry in huge bags in the garage. Every time I see them, I just sigh and think, “Oh well.” My energy is directed toward the work that matters, just as you are doing.

    I am sorry your nephew is out of work. This isn’t your golfer nephew is it? He isn’t working now either I assume.

    The storm may be heading your way too, so I hope you are prepared. Looks like a lot of rain.

    Sunshine ~

    How affected will you and DH be by the hurricane? I don’t want the residents surrounding mar a lago to suffer, but it sure would save taxpayers a ton of money, if a certain property was damaged.

    Agate ~

    Thanks for sharing that sign. Very true and especially during a pandemic.

    Keeping you all in my prayers ~

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    Agree on Mar-A-Lago!

    I don't know the situation of the golfer. This is his older brother who has worked since age 9. Now, obviously he didn't go out and make a living at age 9, but he begged and begged until his parents let him cut some grass right around their house for them and a couple of other people they knew. They thought he was too young however my brother finally said let him do it "he will only cut one lawn, and he will quit". He kept it up and as he got to about age 11 he had quite a neighborhood of clients. At age 12 he had saved enough money to buy a second hand golf cart that he could put his equipment on to haul around in the neighborhood. He worked that business, growing until he only did very high priced lawns and commercial businesses, having several crews that worked for him, until last year. He sold it and of course all his equipment.

    He had been toying with the idea of getting a big tractor trailer rig (one of the biggest) and going to all the fairs and taking his own stand, which he had to set up at each fair. He loved it. He met all kinds of people that he liked a lot. He had gotten this idea from one of their neighbors when he was growing up. The neighbor had a smaller one and he would hire my nephew to work for him when the fair was here in Raleigh. Well, needless to say he is deep in debt for all this big fancy stuff that he has. It even has tables that sit out front so people can sit down. I have not talked to him in person and don't know what he is going to do. There are so many people who are out of work. It is hard to know this is happening to someone who has put in the hard work and very long hours when it is in your family. It is hard for me to hear people I don't know talk about it on TV.

    Our country is in a mess right now. A lot of it due to the fact that we didn't all do as we should from the beginning of this pandemic. I don't want anyone to go without a place to live or something to eat, but a lot of the same people who wouldn't do the mask and social distancing, etc still refuse to believe that they should. I don't get it.
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    Virginia, Mom has not let anyone in since March until yesterday. She had been declining blood work but finally agreed to it if Quest would follow precautions. The woman who came left her shoes and her bag on the porch and wore a mask. After she left, Mom Lysoled the area around her chair and wiped the door knobs. She has not had her house cleaner in.

    We havenít had anyone in, either but are thinking of having the house cleaned while we are on vacation. We cancelled our reservation at a condo in Truro. Too many people in that complex and everyone has close balconies- not adjoining but close. Instead, we rented a private cottage in S Wellfleet. There is still risk but less risk. We missed our vacation last year when Mom was so sick.

    Rose, about the thirty loads of laundry - if you do one every other day youíd be done in two months. Too much? Maybe a schedule of some sort would help.

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    I don't want anyone to go without a place to live or something to eat, but a lot of the same people who wouldn't do the mask and social distancing, etc still refuse to believe that they should. I don't get it.
    Don't worry about them, they will soon be dead.
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    Well, after just looking at the forecast, I'm going to do my store run tomorrow. I have my bills written and ready to be mailed.

    I would really like to just stay up all night so I can hit the store at 7am, but I may just sleep, and whatever time I get up, go then. I don't think the store is very busy on Sunday, but now with the virus keeping so many folks at home, lots of folks could be planning an early store run.

    So I may go to bed, or I may make more coffee. Decisions, decisions!
    "Searching for the Purest Blue".

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    Another idea about the 30 loads of laundry, Rose--could some of it be disposable? Sometimes when my laundry has piled up to the point where I'm very unhappy about it, I look it over and find an item or two that really should be tossed out.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    What a day so far. I didn't sleep last night. But I didn't feel like doing my running around. I got back in bed, but that brain just wouldn't have it. So I reluctantly forced myself to get up, and go.

    And the news Rose told me about rain on Monday sealed the deal. I mailed off the bills I had ready, went to the ATM, then went to the store. I did forget a few things as they pop in my mind after I get home, but nothing that can't wait.

    So I'm sipping on a mug of coffee, and feel glad that the store trip is behind me. Everyone have a great day, and new month.
    "Searching for the Purest Blue".

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    :) Hurricane Isaias has left. It stayed sunny mostly but we got some rain. At 5 AM I was still awake. I took some Melatonin and went back to bed. I stayed in bed until 3:30. Andy came but I did not get up.

    Jim called and their power went out twice. Once he heard a loud thud. The power crew had cut down his neighbor's traveler palm and it fell over Jim's fence and demolished a small shed.

    Poor Lacy has been shaking a lot. She feels the barometric pressure. Stay safe. Jeanie :)

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    Folks in Florida must have to be tough as nails.

    You don't need this stress, Jeanie. I hope this storm will blow over. Or blow some place where you're not.
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    ((((((Hugs to All))))))

    Jeanie ~

    I am so relieved that the storm has passed, and you are okay. Sorry about Jimís shed. Poor Lacy. I feel so bad for all the critters during storms. I hope you can get some sleep tonight.

    Virginia ~

    How sad for your nephew to lose his business after a lifetime of dedication and hard work. I hope he is able to recover his losses somehow.

    The storm is heading to NC now with predictions of surges and flooding. I pray that it weakens before it reaches you.

    Ann and agate ~

    I donít know whether my washer and dryer can withstand this much laundry. They have worked pretty hard for the last 15 years. I have to run the dryer twice now per load, so it might be a strain to work them that hard. It would be a strain on me too to wash that often.

    I put the laundry in leaf bags before the garage wall was destructed for restoration. I sorted and organized the laundry. I did throw out many things. Probably half of the bags are Jim and Jon related. I plan to donate their clothes to the half way house sponsored by the reconstruction supervisorís church. He took bags of clothes which needed to be washed after being in the moldy closet. He said the church would wash them.

    The thing is, I am just so tired. I get worn out just cleaning and doing my laundry. It makes no sense, since I am sleeping more than I ever have in the last 50 years. It is only me here now, so I am not caring for Jim or Jon. I rest a lot. Maybe it is a reduction in adrenaline.

    Grief has taken the wind out of my sails. So I try not to expect too much of myself. I canít heal or recover in 3 months.

    That is why I walk by the bags of laundry and say, ďOh well.Ē That laundry has been sitting in the garage for years, and I donít need anything in it. I may never get it done. But I donít care.

    The past few days, I have been clearing out the office so the cable guy can install new cables. I am eager to have a good connection after 5 years of intermittent signals. I need my computer. The iPad has been a blessing, but the eye strain is getting to me.

    Howie ~

    I am glad you ran errands. You may not get rain until Weds. now, but you are safe and settled and that is all that matters.

    Prayers for all ~ be safe, well, and content.

    Love and Light,



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