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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, so my friend should have been in the hospital last week. She has a phenomena, and is not doing too well. Hopefully she will get the care that she needs.

I guess I got confused with all of the stuff going on. So she has 2 son's here and 2 there. I remember that 1 of the wife's did not like her staying with them here. So hopefully her son will get here and drive her back. It will be a breath of fresh air once she is gone.

Very heavy thunderstorm last night. I guess we are all finished with them now. We leave tomorrow at 9:30 and now it looks like we will return home Friday morning at 5:30. That is at O'Hare.

From what you have told me about your sister, I doubt very much that she will go to e-bay and order the caps that she needs. At least you have given her the option. Out of your hands now.



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I think my sister has pneumonia too, her cough is terrible, coughs till she gags (and me too). Has almost lost her voice but continues to keep talkung, almost just a whisper and expects me to be able to hear her.

Have a great time on your trip, safe travels!
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, we are leaving at 5:15 for a 9:30 flight. I know I said are you kidding me.

So once we land it will be 80 degrees, a far cry from what it will be here. Then in the 70's , but warm for us but cold for them.

I hope your sister can get out of her and not to cause you any further problems.

You may not here from me until I get back. I am bringing my lap-top with me but I do not know how the connection will be.

Be safe,



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My sister's son got in, she did find her way to the airport. I got home about 8:30pm, we had a nice visit and then all went to bed. I got up around 5:30 just because I didn't know how early he would get up. He got up around 6 and I made breakfast for him and me, my sister didn't get up until about 7. They left about 8:30, planning on stopping for the night tonight and tomorrow night and being home by Friday sometime.

It's nice and quiet again here.

I called for another estimate for my furnace and they came out very quickly, measured everything and said they would send me a quote.

Hope you had a smooth flight,
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, we landed today at 11:30 and was home at 1. I went to work as soon as I got home, as not to have a big mess on Monday. Going there were only 5 stand-by's who got on and we were the last 2. It was a long 4 hour flight going. We got up real this morning to catch a 6 am flight back. We were the first 2 to get on this morning.

It was very bumpy coming back and the seat belt sign was on for most of the flight back. We saw a comedy show last night that was real good. When we landed on Tuesday morning the temp there was 80. However it was colder this morning and much warmer here today. All in all it was a nice break away and now back to the bump and grind. We return there for 5 days at the end of September.

So your sister should be arriving back in FL today. I'll bet it is nice to have your piece of mind back. I wonder how long she will have the car before she breaks it down.

I can't believe how warm it is just now. How long is going to last.

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Glad you had a good time and arrived back home safely. Good you got a jump on your paperwork too so Monday won't be so bad.

My sister called about 7pm tonight, the car did fine and she is home. I hope it lasts a long time gor her. I told her to make sure and change the oil every 3000 miles. She said when they got home her son checked the oil and it was so clean. That was because I just had the oil changed before I gave it to her.

It was a beautiful day today, first good one since you have been gone. Maybe you brought the warmth with you.

Went out for fish dinner with the church group tonight, won the 50/50 raffle $37.00. Not alot but fun to win.
Now up to 7 pounds lost at WW this morning. Slow but sure I hope it keeps up. I ate way too much at dinner tonight, still feel stuffed.

Welcome home, Sharon
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, good for the both of us. You of course doing so much better than me. I did loose 1.6 last week. But with what we have been doing this past week. I can only hope for the best next week.

I agree that when we landed it was very warm. But the wind shifted and by evening the temp had dropped some 40 degrees. Went to bed with much thunder and lighting. Woke up this morning to much rain. When Bill goes to bed early and before me, it means he is either sick of just really tired. Since we got up yesterday at 3 am, it was because he was just real tired. I heard that we have a lot more rain coming back for tonight into tomorrow. But at least it is not snow.

It is good that your sister got back OK. Since I do not eat fish I can not go to those fish only events. Hopefully your sister will take good care of the car, so it will last a long time for her.



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Well I have been doing WW for over 2 months so I am not doing so good. But as long as a little comes off its all good.

Awful day weatherwise today, rainy and cold. But I did get out to use my Kohls 30% and my $15 coupon. Got a couple of tops and a pair of sketchers shoes. Then went with one of the Wed night gals to the Wed night place for one of the owners birthday. They had a band but one of the guatarists played so loud that he drowned out the singer. We only stayed about an hour and got home by nine.


Did your friend get out of the hospital? Was thinking about her the other day.


Church tomorrow but no other plans,
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, yes she did get out 2 days ago. I was calling her from LAS checking up on her. So shortly I will be picking her up for church.

I agree that this weather is not so good. But at least it is not snow. This is 1 reason our flight was so bumpy with all of the storms we were flying over. So it rained most of the day yesterday and it is raining now. I guess there is rain in the forecast for most of this week.

I saw on the news yesterday that there was a shooting on the strip yesterday from someone shooting from a bus. Lucky that we were not there.

I do not like loud music either. So the main reason you did not stay much longer. But at least you were able to get out for awhile.

Have you noticed here that they are 1 hour off. I have e-mailed them and usually they respond. But not this time. I wonder if they are going to fix it?

I know if you have to get a new system for heating and A/C you will spend over $7,000. We are looking at a home warrantee system and that would only cost you about $375 for an entire year. As we are going to have to replace ours soon as well. A considerable savings.



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I saw that about Las Vegas, not only a shooting but an unrelated burglary of a jewelry store in one of the hotels. Good thing you left when you did!

I got a second quote and it is about a thousand dollars less. Seems the first one was quoting a furnace and a/c for a house of 33,000 sq ft. My house is not near that, more about 2,000 so didn't need such big powerful equipment. I have not notified them yet but will go with the second quote even though it means paying the $220 repair bill for the furnace when the first people came out a few weeks ago. They had said if I went with them they would deduct it from the total, if I didn't I would have to pay it.

I went to the show this afternoon, saw Life. It's about a spaceship that picks up an alien form of life and gets it on board. Didn't turn out too well for them needless to say.

Will get back into the routine tomorrow and go to zumba, even though it probably will be foggy again like it was this morning. At least it seemed to warm up a bit this afternoon.

Going to bed early, tired and not much on tv
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I just checked the time and the time on here is an hour earlier that the time we have. Maybe it;s eastern time.
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, I'll bet you were watching DWTS last week with all of the stars they had on.

I agree it has been damp and poor visibility. This morning fog again but not as bad as it has been, we had more visibility than other places. I heard we will get morn rain this evening.

Yes, that was crazy a man shooting from a bus and the robbery. We were at both of those places.

It will feel good to get back into your routine today. We are still looking at service places that will offer the best service contract. Paying $350, versus thousands of dollars sounds good to us. But if you are happy with the place then go with it.

Back to full time today, at least it is not as bad as it would have been today if I did not go back on Friday afternoon.


The time is an hour off and we have all of our setting correct, so it should have changed. So they are having some sort of problem as it is not at our end.



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Yes, watched DWTS last Monday and again tonight. Waiting to see who id eliminated tonight. I think maybe Mr T, but the comedian from Sat night Live is not very good either.

Just got another K1 form in the mail today, called the accountant to see if there is time to mail it to him or fax it. He had the taxes pretty well done and even though he needs the form it will not really change anything. I asked him how it was looking, he said a refund on Fed and a hundred or so I have to pay the State. Glad to hear that, was a little worried I'd have to pay more.

Got a laptop computer, never had a laptop before. Ordered it from HSN, 8 gb ram, 2TB storage, touch screen and regular, 17 1/2 in. Now have to figure out how to set it all up.

Glad your day went well,
Sharon
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