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And doing a damn fine job! The guys we see every year have gotten 6 so far, 2 bucks and 4 does (at last count). And considering how many deer are running around this part of the country, they could get some more and not even make a dent in the population.

And yes, I know some people get all freaked out and hysterical, but if the same disease that's in WI comes down here, we'll be killing them and burning the bodies cause they'll be useless for anything. And that would be a shame.

And slowly but surely, the boy is getting moved out of the house. They are still cleaning out Amber's house, but I guess it's all coming along nicely. We'll have to go over next week and pick up a bunch of furniture to take to the dump, it's been in the garage and isn't worth anything. Then they'll be able to get her car in it. And he's putting applications in, hopefully he'll find a job by the time he's off of leave. Can only hope.
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And doing a damn fine job! The guys we see every year have gotten 6 so far, 2 bucks and 4 does (at last count). And considering how many deer are running around this part of the country, they could get some more and not even make a dent in the population.

And yes, I know some people get all freaked out and hysterical, but if the same disease that's in WI comes down here, we'll be killing them and burning the bodies cause they'll be useless for anything. And that would be a shame.

And slowly but surely, the boy is getting moved out of the house. They are still cleaning out Amber's house, but I guess it's all coming along nicely. We'll have to go over next week and pick up a bunch of furniture to take to the dump, it's been in the garage and isn't worth anything. Then they'll be able to get her car in it. And he's putting applications in, hopefully he'll find a job by the time he's off of leave. Can only hope.
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The boy is home. And he and the granddaughter were here tonight and gave the husband his bd present (early, because of course she has to go to school on Mon). He had to go down and pick her up because the ex-mil wanted Allie to be surprised (they hadn't told her that he was home) and she was. Very definitely a daddy's girl.

Now he just has to find a job and all that good stuff. Since he'll be living in Peoria for the moment, we suggested Cat, they seem to be hiring and are partial to vets. I'm not sure whether he wants to stay in the guard or reserves or what. He has some time to decide.

But at least he's home.
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The boy is home. And he and the granddaughter were here tonight and gave the husband his bd present (early, because of course she has to go to school on Mon). He had to go down and pick her up because the ex-mil wanted Allie to be surprised (they hadn't told her that he was home) and she was. Very definitely a daddy's girl.

Now he just has to find a job and all that good stuff. Since he'll be living in Peoria for the moment, we suggested Cat, they seem to be hiring and are partial to vets. I'm not sure whether he wants to stay in the guard or reserves or what. He has some time to decide.

But at least he's home.
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There was water! It's only been almost 2 weeks, but at least now we have water!

And my son left a message on the machine that he's in Indiana. So, he'll be home in time for Halloween with his daughter! And that means his company is out of Iraq. I just hope everyone else gets out all right...

Now, if we could just get the Dish working in the upstairs before Halloween...
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There was water! It's only been almost 2 weeks, but at least now we have water!

And my son left a message on the machine that he's in Indiana. So, he'll be home in time for Halloween with his daughter! And that means his company is out of Iraq. I just hope everyone else gets out all right...

Now, if we could just get the Dish working in the upstairs before Halloween...
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Not enough of it, so far, but some is better than nothing. And it went from being 92 to 70 just about that quick. It'll make sleeping a lot easier.

My parents have no power up in Appleton at the moment, they had straightline winds yesterday and something like 20,000 people up there have no power. My brother has power at his house, but his is one of four on his block that does. They are hoping that by Mon most of the city will have power, probably longer for outlying areas. And I'm not sure what it'll do for the start of school up there, since they start on Tues.

I had to send almost a hundred dollars worth of food to the son, he sent me money to buy stuff since everything is shutting down over there. Well, at least where he is. And today, I mailed it all (took two boxes) and then told him that he owes me more money, the $120 he sent didn't cover all of the shipping. But they should be able to stretch the food (with the MRE's) to last until it's time to come home.

This is such a rambling post, but I'm trying to decide what to do next, and there's thunder rumbling (yea!) and I'm hoping for more rain! Way too dry here.
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Not enough of it, so far, but some is better than nothing. And it went from being 92 to 70 just about that quick. It'll make sleeping a lot easier.

My parents have no power up in Appleton at the moment, they had straightline winds yesterday and something like 20,000 people up there have no power. My brother has power at his house, but his is one of four on his block that does. They are hoping that by Mon most of the city will have power, probably longer for outlying areas. And I'm not sure what it'll do for the start of school up there, since they start on Tues.

I had to send almost a hundred dollars worth of food to the son, he sent me money to buy stuff since everything is shutting down over there. Well, at least where he is. And today, I mailed it all (took two boxes) and then told him that he owes me more money, the $120 he sent didn't cover all of the shipping. But they should be able to stretch the food (with the MRE's) to last until it's time to come home.

This is such a rambling post, but I'm trying to decide what to do next, and there's thunder rumbling (yea!) and I'm hoping for more rain! Way too dry here.

And So...

Jun. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm
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The boy is getting all his stuff around and took his big boxes to town to store at a friend's house (I got to vacuum my middle room! yeeha!) and then he goes back to Iraq. And in a month, he's divorced. Bleh. At least the ex is being nice. 'Course, she should be, he bought her a new tv since the old one was giving up the ghost. And he gets the daughter (on paper) more than the first draft had him. I told him this was just the black and white part of this, he and Wendi could and should decide the particulars.

Now if the daughter would get online so I could see what is going on with her...

And So...

Jun. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm
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The boy is getting all his stuff around and took his big boxes to town to store at a friend's house (I got to vacuum my middle room! yeeha!) and then he goes back to Iraq. And in a month, he's divorced. Bleh. At least the ex is being nice. 'Course, she should be, he bought her a new tv since the old one was giving up the ghost. And he gets the daughter (on paper) more than the first draft had him. I told him this was just the black and white part of this, he and Wendi could and should decide the particulars.

Now if the daughter would get online so I could see what is going on with her...
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So, another day with the granddaughter! And a haircut! Good thing, otherwise I would have been cutting on my bangs and the last time I did that, Jo really yelled at me.

Chris had "things" to do today since he goes back to Iraq on Sunday. Tomorrow he takes Allie back down to Winchester and they're going to St Louis to the zoo or Six Flags. I'd do the zoo, I'm not big on rides. Then Fri. they have something planned (no, I don't remember) and he'll come back up here on Sat. to finish packing and all that.

His "things" he had to do? Finalize all the divorce stuff. In another month, it'll all be said and done with. I'm sad for Allie, but for a change, Wendi isn't running Chris down and she knows that both of her parents love her. They both need to move on, they just simply are not happy together and Wendi is never going to want to move away from her mother and extended family. I would not be happy living like that, but that's why they make chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

Chris is planning on going back into the Army Reserve and as a Sgt he has a better shot at a decent job. So, we shall see what happens in four months or so when they come back to the states.

On the other hand, my stress levels are now back through the roof. I really could use some downtime with nothing going on at all.

So, I'm going to finish kracken's book and go to bed a little early.
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So, another day with the granddaughter! And a haircut! Good thing, otherwise I would have been cutting on my bangs and the last time I did that, Jo really yelled at me.

Chris had "things" to do today since he goes back to Iraq on Sunday. Tomorrow he takes Allie back down to Winchester and they're going to St Louis to the zoo or Six Flags. I'd do the zoo, I'm not big on rides. Then Fri. they have something planned (no, I don't remember) and he'll come back up here on Sat. to finish packing and all that.

His "things" he had to do? Finalize all the divorce stuff. In another month, it'll all be said and done with. I'm sad for Allie, but for a change, Wendi isn't running Chris down and she knows that both of her parents love her. They both need to move on, they just simply are not happy together and Wendi is never going to want to move away from her mother and extended family. I would not be happy living like that, but that's why they make chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

Chris is planning on going back into the Army Reserve and as a Sgt he has a better shot at a decent job. So, we shall see what happens in four months or so when they come back to the states.

On the other hand, my stress levels are now back through the roof. I really could use some downtime with nothing going on at all.

So, I'm going to finish kracken's book and go to bed a little early.
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My son came home from Irag last night and surprised everyone! He's only home for a couple of weeks but at least he's home.

And it's still raining off and on. Blah. At least our luck is holding out, all the really bad rain and weather keeps going north and south of us.
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My son came home from Irag last night and surprised everyone! He's only home for a couple of weeks but at least he's home.

And it's still raining off and on. Blah. At least our luck is holding out, all the really bad rain and weather keeps going north and south of us.
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Maybe I'm going to work tomorrow.

Tom's been outside, he can get the tractor out the west side of the door of the machine shed, the problem will be all the drifts and the drive which seems to be one big drift. We had around 18 inches of snow, and most of that is in big drifts with ground showing in between them.

Oh dear.

And it's our anniversary. I made roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and veg. And biscuits. For lunch. Because I knew that there was no way we were getting out today to go anywhere.

The boy is currently in Kuwait. He says that they brought the rain from WA with them. So it's cold, windy (with sand) and wet. Not sure how long they will be there, then on to Iraq. *sigh*

He did say that he bought his daughter a toy from Germany while he was waiting there. And of course, he complained about the price. But, that would be an airport store. He didn't have enough time to actually go anywhere.

And sometime this month, the daughter will be back in CA. Again, how did I end up with two in the military?
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Maybe I'm going to work tomorrow.

Tom's been outside, he can get the tractor out the west side of the door of the machine shed, the problem will be all the drifts and the drive which seems to be one big drift. We had around 18 inches of snow, and most of that is in big drifts with ground showing in between them.

Oh dear.

And it's our anniversary. I made roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and veg. And biscuits. For lunch. Because I knew that there was no way we were getting out today to go anywhere.

The boy is currently in Kuwait. He says that they brought the rain from WA with them. So it's cold, windy (with sand) and wet. Not sure how long they will be there, then on to Iraq. *sigh*

He did say that he bought his daughter a toy from Germany while he was waiting there. And of course, he complained about the price. But, that would be an airport store. He didn't have enough time to actually go anywhere.

And sometime this month, the daughter will be back in CA. Again, how did I end up with two in the military?
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So, the son is off to Ft Lewis in Washington for training (with his entire unit) before going back to Iraq. yea. And he and the wife are now divorced. And Tues. night, when he was still here and Wendi brought Allie up to see him one more time, she seemed to be much more calm and wasn't screaming hysterically at him, so it's an improvement. And even though she didn't come out to the house after Christmas, I had bought her gifts and sent them back with Chris. And she was surprised that I had done so. I almost said, but you are the mother of my grandchild, why wouldn't I give you gifts? But Allie isn't taking this whole going overseas too well, she's old enough now that she understands that Daddy won't be coming to see her every whip-stitch. But as soon as Chris has his first couple of checks, he's buying her a computer with video so that they can talk. Technology can be wonderful.

And the daughter will be coming back from Afghanistan in Feb sometime and then gets to come home for leave. So we can have more Christmas! She's trying to decide how she's going to get her extra stuff home, she'll carry her computer and Kindle, but she also has dvd's and such that she bought so... I told her to send it to Tim (same base) in CA, and if she does it late enough, she'd be there about the time it got there.

And work has been it's normal sucky self. Our lead went to a different job and one of our co-workers moved to Indianapolis and a much better job and then another one fell and broke her ankle and will be out for 6-8 weeks. And management is always farming out everyone who works in the deli (redheaded workers of wm) and so we are continually shorthanded. And next week, they still haven't given us back hours. So, it will be interesting to see how everything goes. Personally, I'll be going home when it says my shift is over, whether the jobs are done or not. They aren't really paying me to think, here.

My brother. *sigh* He is doing somewhat better. Still in the cities, going through rehab (for his leg) and taking to the nutritionist about his eating habits (or lack thereof). Tues. he has another tumor in his head removed (gamma knife, so not invasive) and they are hoping that this will help with his tasting things. That's been his complaint, that nothing tastes right. But then there is the surgery to get rid of the tumor on his adrenal gland. That will be... whenever. So, my parents are going over with a cousin to see him and Aundie this weekend. It's just a waiting game. At least his job is supportive, the guys are always showing up and visiting with him and his boss has told him that if he wants to come to work and just sit there, he'll sign his check. Tim could always to the paperwork and be the consultant, he is very good at his job. And in June, he will have worked for the Willmar Police Dept for 30 years. Pretty amazing.

Well, now that I've vented (and cried a bit) I should get busy and finish up cleaning from Christmas. And vacuum, I really need to vacuum.
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So, the son is off to Ft Lewis in Washington for training (with his entire unit) before going back to Iraq. yea. And he and the wife are now divorced. And Tues. night, when he was still here and Wendi brought Allie up to see him one more time, she seemed to be much more calm and wasn't screaming hysterically at him, so it's an improvement. And even though she didn't come out to the house after Christmas, I had bought her gifts and sent them back with Chris. And she was surprised that I had done so. I almost said, but you are the mother of my grandchild, why wouldn't I give you gifts? But Allie isn't taking this whole going overseas too well, she's old enough now that she understands that Daddy won't be coming to see her every whip-stitch. But as soon as Chris has his first couple of checks, he's buying her a computer with video so that they can talk. Technology can be wonderful.

And the daughter will be coming back from Afghanistan in Feb sometime and then gets to come home for leave. So we can have more Christmas! She's trying to decide how she's going to get her extra stuff home, she'll carry her computer and Kindle, but she also has dvd's and such that she bought so... I told her to send it to Tim (same base) in CA, and if she does it late enough, she'd be there about the time it got there.

And work has been it's normal sucky self. Our lead went to a different job and one of our co-workers moved to Indianapolis and a much better job and then another one fell and broke her ankle and will be out for 6-8 weeks. And management is always farming out everyone who works in the deli (redheaded workers of wm) and so we are continually shorthanded. And next week, they still haven't given us back hours. So, it will be interesting to see how everything goes. Personally, I'll be going home when it says my shift is over, whether the jobs are done or not. They aren't really paying me to think, here.

My brother. *sigh* He is doing somewhat better. Still in the cities, going through rehab (for his leg) and taking to the nutritionist about his eating habits (or lack thereof). Tues. he has another tumor in his head removed (gamma knife, so not invasive) and they are hoping that this will help with his tasting things. That's been his complaint, that nothing tastes right. But then there is the surgery to get rid of the tumor on his adrenal gland. That will be... whenever. So, my parents are going over with a cousin to see him and Aundie this weekend. It's just a waiting game. At least his job is supportive, the guys are always showing up and visiting with him and his boss has told him that if he wants to come to work and just sit there, he'll sign his check. Tim could always to the paperwork and be the consultant, he is very good at his job. And in June, he will have worked for the Willmar Police Dept for 30 years. Pretty amazing.

Well, now that I've vented (and cried a bit) I should get busy and finish up cleaning from Christmas. And vacuum, I really need to vacuum.
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Last night, the son called to leave some phone no. for my husband (trying to get the truck fixed) and I asked him if he was coming out to the house to pick up his mail. And to get his birthday presents.

The following proves that he is his mother's child, for the life of me, I can never remember my age and have to subtract my birth year from this year to figure it out.

C: My birthday? My birthday! I completely forgot it!

Me: Do you even know how old you are?

C: Umm, yeah, ah, oh wait, it was you guys 25th wedding anniversary, so I'm 25!


I am not kidding, that was the conversation. And yes, 25 years ago, I got married, pregnant, turned 32 and had the boy on Dec 3rd after 5 very long days of labor. And no, they probably wouldn't let anyone go that long now.

But really! How funny is that!
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Last night, the son called to leave some phone no. for my husband (trying to get the truck fixed) and I asked him if he was coming out to the house to pick up his mail. And to get his birthday presents.

The following proves that he is his mother's child, for the life of me, I can never remember my age and have to subtract my birth year from this year to figure it out.

C: My birthday? My birthday! I completely forgot it!

Me: Do you even know how old you are?

C: Umm, yeah, ah, oh wait, it was you guys 25th wedding anniversary, so I'm 25!


I am not kidding, that was the conversation. And yes, 25 years ago, I got married, pregnant, turned 32 and had the boy on Dec 3rd after 5 very long days of labor. And no, they probably wouldn't let anyone go that long now.

But really! How funny is that!

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