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Post by fiffur on Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:04 pm

OhMy.....bet you could've used my toyfishing tool.

Finally have a lead on a car.....but it's more than we wanted to spend. But only 10 years old, 4 door automatic, 83000 miles on it, clean, from a nonsmoker, and yet only $6500 + tax & title transfer. Everything else with that low mileage is going for nearly double that here.

Keep your fingers crossed that mom likes it and buys it.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:11 pm

Holy cow! What make/model?
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Post by fiffur on Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:01 pm

2005 Chevy Cobalt....which mom vetoed. Said it was too small, too expensive, too low to the ground. But it was only 10 years old with only 83000 miles on it. Finding a car like that is a miracle these days. My entire body groaned when she said no......

My feet constantly throb now, my knees ache, hips feel like someone tried to pull my legs out of the sockets, back is sore and I am soooooooo tired. I spend at least 3 hours a day just walking in this insane cold weather. Mom says "you aren't any more sore or tired than anyone else in this building". Really? I beg to differ.

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Post by Sue Short on Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:17 pm


JEEZ!! What does she expect a Benz.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:59 am

The point isn't the comparison of anyone's pain anyway. Does she have a way to keep her pain in control without a car? Sigh... How sad. Chevy Cobalts are pretty reliable cars too.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:31 pm


I know Becky. Sometimes the lock on my lips slip.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:18 pm

Mom apparently expects perfection. Reminds me of her mother who found fault with everything in creation. Where she thinks she's going to find a perfect car really cheap I don't know.....not this galaxy that's for sure!
She has pain meds to keep her pain down. I don't have any of that, not even Advil as I'm out.

So still no car and walking about 8 miles a day....how I keep going I don't know except maybe my need to keep a roof over my head so I don't freeze to death at night?

I can hear mom complain now after I hike 4 miles to the nearest bus stop in Beloit, WI, ride that over an hour to get to the store, and throw away $20-30 for a taxi to get back home. I just need a day off in less pain to actually do that so I can finally get to the store. It's been 3 weeks and counting.....
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:27 pm


When you work in food service and have done other such hazardous jobs you don't normally get upset when you cut yourself. Well I'm washing glassware tonight and break a glass. Would you believe this cut is still bleeding. I wonder if the two asperiens I take every day have something to do with it.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:56 am

It could. I've worked in foodservice, and you're right. Slicing a finger with a boning knife? Eh... It isn't off, so it isn't bad. My usual treatment is to wash well and put on a TIGHT bandage of gauze held on with a latex glove finger and regular old duct/electrical tape. Hold it up if it doesn't stop quick enough. Once it's done bleeding, I replace the mummy finger with a regular bandage/bandaid.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:52 pm


Well it finally stopped bleeding looks terrible and I don't want to think about how many gloves I went through today. To add insult the injury a pipe burst under the building and we had to shut the water off.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:38 am

Two aspirins will definitely thin the blood enough to make a gash like that bleed, and bleed, and bleed.....did you need to get stitches Sue? Has the pipe been fixed BTW?

I had a glass break once while my hand was in it getting the gunk out.....dishwater turned red immediately. Sliced a good sized chunk right out of my pinky knuckle. Have a nice scar there now.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:57 pm


No but it was sore for a day. Today I made sure I gloved up when I was preppring stuff for the salad bar. The pipe was fixed Saturday, the plumber came out Saturday, Pete said it took him and his helper a little over an hour. Charged us $120.00. Talk about a preachers price.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:16 am

OUCH!  your aching wallets.....

I got hurt in the storage unit garage yesterday.....10 minutes after I got there the lights went out. The electricity "will be periodically interrupted for non-payment" according to the red notice tacked to the door. Banged my knees and dropped something heavy on my head. Now have to either be lucky enough to be there the roughly 30 minutes the lights are on or use a flashlight for the hour they're off. So much fun this morning trying to dial the combination on the lock while also holding a large but dim flashlight. I need 3 hands!
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:50 pm


That sucks.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:14 pm

We got headlamps for stuff like that. 3 for really cheap. They are LED lights (very bright) that are on a band that goes around and over your head. They work great to free up your hands, and they're brighter than standard flashlights. They also have the benefit of always pointing in the same direction as you are looking. Smile
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Post by fiffur on Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:32 am

I have a small LED flashlight with a hook on it. I tried to hang it on my coat but it doesn't stay still. I've managed to be there when the lights were on only once so far.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:36 am

A week to go before we haul the furniture....I have to clear out the last in the garage, the apartment, clean and paint......................
and now I have the flu.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:50 pm



JEEZ!!!
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:15 pm

Get well soon!
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:44 pm


Well tomorrow should be interesting. The water company posted a notice on the door that they water would be shut off for five to six hours starting at nine in the morning. The whining has already commenced.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:13 pm

Time to load up buckets and trash cans so potties can be flushed. A gallon in the fridge should cover drinking water. Smile Not so bad, right?
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:21 pm


I'll fill a trash can tomorrow and another jug of water to just to make sure we have enough drinking water.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:13 pm

When I was a little kid, we lived in Turkey. The city shut off the water at 8:00 every night until 6:00 in the morning. There was a drought, and I learned a lot about how to conserve and store water. I still hate not having it on demand though. I hope things work out ok.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:34 pm


ROTFL Turns out they notified the wrong side of the street. So I had a lovely day off. lol!
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:00 pm

Heehee! I bet the people on the other side of the road weren't too pleased.
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