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Old Apr 20 2014, 05:51 PM   #2161
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Old Apr 20 2014, 07:17 PM   #2162
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Old Apr 20 2014, 07:45 PM   #2163
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Will try to get a few more photos soon. Only now is it actually starting to look like a house inside at least. Hard to really get a decent photo outside as the place is so well shielded from all sides!

Thanks for the positive thoughts folks. It's been a bit of a rocky road getting here and the wishes from you folks have really helped.
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Old Apr 21 2014, 03:42 AM   #2164
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Nice place,

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Old Apr 21 2014, 10:01 AM   #2165
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Ah Milton Keynes. How I miss the general area! (Okay, so not really THAT area. I miss Olney and Newport Pagnell) Nice looking place, Zelandeth. Newer build?
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Old Apr 21 2014, 02:21 PM   #2166
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Circa 1981, was built for the Homeworld 1981 expo as one of several eco homes on Bradwell Common. Must have looked quite the part back then.

We all like MK, it's quiet and generally uneventful which suits us, everything is within fifteen minutes and the redways are ideal for walking. Especially good as we will be getting a dog very soon, so ideal exercise areas is a bonus.
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Old Apr 22 2014, 02:25 PM   #2167
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That is neat, I hope to have more information about my leg today. I'm unsure when I'm going to back online.
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Old Apr 22 2014, 05:32 PM   #2168
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Circa 1981, was built for the Homeworld 1981 expo as one of several eco homes on Bradwell Common. Must have looked quite the part back then.

We all like MK, it's quiet and generally uneventful which suits us, everything is within fifteen minutes and the redways are ideal for walking. Especially good as we will be getting a dog very soon, so ideal exercise areas is a bonus.
There's a decent theatre presence there in MK too... or, at least there was ten years ago.
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Old Apr 22 2014, 08:48 PM   #2169
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Old Apr 23 2014, 08:08 AM   #2170
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Today I'm meeting the lady who has framed a couple things for me. I'm taking her the portion of the Moreta book cover by Whelan that I did for a second time for myself. I have a spot on the livingroom wall planned for it. I would not do this again. After doing the full picture for Anne and part of it twice, that is enough! There have been times when I have thought about giving this away but Anne's work brought so much of interest to my life, some bad but mostly good that I think having it here is only right. When it's hanging I'll take a picture.
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Old Apr 23 2014, 12:56 PM   #2171
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Congrats again, Zelandeth! Looks like you had a nice day when you took the picture, the Saab looks at home
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Old Apr 23 2014, 01:27 PM   #2172
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Dr. gave up on Seth having seizure at hospital & sent him home yesterday. Typical little boy, as soon as Melissa got him buckled in he had one. She is suppose to take him back today for a sleep study. Not sure if she is going to or not. I think she has seen enough of UVA for a few days at least. Emmi has a no sleep EEG on the 29th.
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Old Apr 23 2014, 03:22 PM   #2173
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I'm having a X-Ray/MIR Thur, something is blocking my left leg at the knee, what I don't have a clue, I'm unsure how mobile I'm going to be, 'blushing"

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Old Apr 24 2014, 10:39 PM   #2174
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Good luck everyone with all the tests.

Cilla, I look forward to the picture.
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Old Apr 25 2014, 01:04 AM   #2175
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Cilla, I look forward to the picture.
I too look forward to see the picture

I had the X-Ray/MIR and waiting on the answers, and my dad is home in Wild Rose, WI
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I've been digging dandelions out of the lawn. It seems like for every one I dig out, eight pop up. Darn weeds. We put some stuff on the lawn last year that was supposed to get rid of them. That was a waste of money.

We're leaving Friday for DisneyWorld. I can't wait. I am so looking forward to being warm, maybe even hot. It has been a long, cold winter. I sure hope the Seven Dwarfs ride is open. It should definitely be open when the kids go in late June but we want to ride too! We have tickets to Cirque de Soleil. We've watched it on tv and we're excited to see it live.

I'm afraid getting the picture framed is going to have to wait for me to find a different framer. This person did a great job on the other two items but since she has moved and started working from her house she's become rather flakey and flighty. I just don't trust giving her something that took me many months to make. When we get home I'll find someone else.
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Old Apr 27 2014, 03:54 PM   #2177
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Have fun in Florida, Cilla!
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Old Apr 28 2014, 09:40 PM   #2178
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Went to Ravencon in Richmond Va over the weekend.

The charity auction had something I REALLY, REALLY, wanted. A Pern box, it had several paper back books, which I already had. It also had the Pern atlas & the Pern board game. The only other person bidding was able to easily out bid me. Oh well maybe next time.

Kibby has fallen in love with the Steam Punk look. I had gotten a corset for me that was way to small and gave it to Kibby a couple of weeks ago. Someone at the con was able to show me how to lace it right. I'll post a pic of Kibby in it later.

I mostly went to writers panels and work shop, which were all good. Kibby spent the weekend live action roll playing. She had a great time. Sat. she stayed at the con hotel instead of coming back with me to our hotel. We were 2 miles away. Hubby went with us, but mostly stayed in the room. He is having problems with a knee. He did manage to make it to the dealers room, which was much better than the last con I went to.
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Old Apr 29 2014, 02:05 PM   #2179
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Good new from my niece's house hold. Madison (9) won first place in a writing competition
for all of Lynchburg city elementary and I think middle schools. There will be a special award ceremony at Popular Forest on thurs. It is good to hear some good news from Melissa for a change.

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Have fun Cilla!

I like the steampunk look too, Mawra. I'm glad you heard good news. Congrats to Melissa's daughter.
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I know we will. It is currently 40 degrees and raining here. The weather channel forecast for Orlando next Monday to Friday is 88 degrees and 0% chance of rain. Hooray!

That is lovely news, Maw. It sounds like writing runs in your family.
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Old May 2 2014, 12:29 AM   #2182
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I'm sorry to take so long to get back, I got the information back that its an irritated nerve that should come back to normal.

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I hope you'll be feeling much better soon, Ginny!

Also, M.I.C.K.E.Y. M.O.U.S.E.
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Why does my family attract all the rear medical problems? Melissa got the MRI from Emmi back. She does not have Chiari Malformation like Seth or Tuberous sclerosis complex like Robin. Hers is completely different. She has a cyst pressing on a glad deep in the brain.

It can cause major behavior problems and sleep problems. I am not sure what else. There are only 3 Dr. experts in the world for this. One is in Texas, one in L.A and one in Australia. None anywhere near us. The Dr. has not told Melissa very much about it yet. From what was found on line there is a surgery for it, but since it is so deep into the brain it is very risky. Some people never have symptoms. With the behavior problems she is having she is not likely to be symptom free.
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Hugs Mawra. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Ginny, welcome back and may you have a quick and full recovery.
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Today I mostly...

1. Washed the Saab and Peugeot after they were both attacked by a blackbird that has a nest near to the driveway.

2. Started cleaning the lockblock paving around the side and back of the house. It's actually red brick, not concrete grey as appeared to be the case before. Now just another three and a half square miles to clean...

3. Did a "dry" build of the BBQ that I'll be building properly tomorrow to ensure I had enough bricks laying around. No problem it turned out, and I could probably build three of them.

4. Attempted to enable our solar water heating system...and discovered that it appears to already be enabled...Oh well, one less job I need to do!

5. Replaced the low temperature warning lamp for the above system.

6. Did battle with my web server. Firstly moved it to the other side of the house as the wireless coverage where it was simply isn't good enough. Will probably route some cat5 cable to that location in the end as it's an obvious place for it.

Then discovered that it was playing funny business. Was still randomly dropping off the network, and then that it was randomly losing comms with the hard drive. Initially suspected that the drive may be dying (it's ancient...see also, about 8 gig in size and it's sounded as though the bearings are made of gravel for years), but some further poking eventually revealed that it was all due to a dodgy USB cable of all things. Now seems to be up and running again. Fingers crossed. Failing that I might need to actually give it some attention and see what else I can find in the scrap box.

7. Last job for the day, replaced the lamp in the mains power on indicator on the heating control panel, as it being out was driving my OCD mad. Also means that it now makes the utility room look like a mad scientists lab at night.
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Zelandeth, shows once more that your network is only as good as your weakest link in it! Networks can be fickle but checking every connection is always the way to go.
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Today I mostly...

Dismantled, packed, moved and reassembled the pool table that we bought last week.

Will get it properly levelled tomorrow and see how it plays. Little bit of cosmetic work needed just to tidy it up, but nothing that a bit of work can't sort.



I officially never want to move one again however, as I had forgotten how heavy they are!
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Boaz, my oldest, was hospitalized today. He was having a hard day at high school, then started talking about suicide even including a plan so a 50/51 was called. The department of mental health came out, spent time with him and decided he was serious. He is currently in Alhambra on a 72 hour hold. I will go see him tomorrow. I don't know if he was serious but I do know that he refuses/can't/won't (I don't know and he may or may not know) to deal with the core issues concerning his dad that have him angry, hurt and so much more. I just know he's been building up to this and I'm glad he's there instead of arrested. He doesn't want to hurt anyone, its just when he loses it he breaks things or hurts himself and as a 6 foot 1 inch 16 year old, he scares people who don't know him. Every time the school called I was afraid they would tell me he had been arrested. I love him deeply. I've done everything I know to help him deal with the problems he has but he's just continued to self-destruct. I really hope he seeks help dealing with his emotional traumas. Thanks for listening.
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Boaz, my oldest, was hospitalized today. He was having a hard day at high school, then started talking about suicide even including a plan so a 50/51 was called. The department of mental health came out, spent time with him and decided he was serious. He is currently in Alhambra on a 72 hour hold. I will go see him tomorrow. I don't know if he was serious but I do know that he refuses/can't/won't (I don't know and he may or may not know) to deal with the core issues concerning his dad that have him angry, hurt and so much more. I just know he's been building up to this and I'm glad he's there instead of arrested. He doesn't want to hurt anyone, its just when he loses it he breaks things or hurts himself and as a 6 foot 1 inch 16 year old, he scares people who don't know him. Every time the school called I was afraid they would tell me he had been arrested. I love him deeply. I've done everything I know to help him deal with the problems he has but he's just continued to self-destruct. I really hope he seeks help dealing with his emotional traumas. Thanks for listening.
And on MSN this morning there was a story about a 16 year old who made a bomb threat. He was arrested, part of his school and apartment building was evacuated when police discovered what looked like a partial bomb in his room. Turned out it contained no explosives, but was a very well made dummy.

I read through it and decided, much to my great relief, that it wasn't your son. I sure hope he's doing better.
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Really sorry to hear that Moonlady. Really hope that things work out. We had similar issues with a member of our family a year or so back so can understand how hard it is. Will be keeping my fingers crossed for some good news.
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Sorry to hear that Moonlady. I iwsh you and him the best in this horrid situation.
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I am so sorry to read about your son. I hope he will get the help he needs!!!
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