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I Found it AGAIN!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On December 6th I wrote that I had found an apartment. This week I learned that the apartment was no longer available. Long story. Anyway, yesterday I went out looking at apartments and I found one again. This time I paid down a deposit and decided not to pick up the key until December 29th, after Christmas. No one can help me move before Christmas anyway. I'm so glad that decision is made.

Today there is a small amount of snow on the ground. I think not more than an inch. I will be going out to TOPS (Taking off Pounds Sensibly) at 8am. Then we're having our TOPS Christmas party at "Jack & Mary's" restaurant after the club meeting. The specialty there is chicken. We'll have their party room. There will be a fun gift exchange.

Today's Positives:
1. I found an apartment (again) but this time made a deposit on it.
2. There was very little snow during the night.
3. Today is our TOPS Christmas party.

Have a good day!!

  
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KATHYJO56 12/19/2014 12:18AM

    Carolyn, I am so happy that you found a place to live and call home. I hope you enjoy living there and I hope you had fun at your TOPS party.

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RHOOK20047 12/18/2014 11:09PM

    I used to go to TOPS years ago and was the Chapter Leader for over 3 years. It was a fun time of my life. I enjoyed your blog immensely. Thanks for sharing it. Thank you for being part of our group, you never know who is impacted by your blog. Have a great weekend and take time for you this weekend.

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DIDMIS 12/18/2014 6:47PM

    Carolyn maybe God has a better place for you.
Have you read my blogs. My ammonia levels have gone up really high and I fell again.

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GINA180847 12/18/2014 12:57PM

    So glad you now have an apartment in your future. Lucky you going to the TOPS party! Have a good time.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 12/18/2014 8:12AM

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LEANJEAN6 12/18/2014 6:53AM

    very good!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/18/2014 6:23AM

    emoticon Great news, Carolyn. Now you can enjoy the holidays and begin your move to the new apartment real soon. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 12/18/2014 6:12AM

    Glad you were able to find anither apartment. Hope your day goes well.

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PICKIE98 12/18/2014 6:12AM

    So glad you did find a place.. Now you have time to pack, get organized and find friends to help you. Have Blessed Christmas!!

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I Lost It!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's a long story but I lost the apartment that I was trying to get into so now I'm again out looking for an apartment. Not fun.

I don't like the snow and ice when I am a "fall risk". I have osteoporosis and with my bad leg, an orthopedic surgeon told me to "never fall". It's dry out today but perhaps some snow will come tonight. I need to go out tomorrow morning.

Today's Positives:
1. I have a home to stay in until I find my apartment.
2. My new car is fun to drive.
3. Yesterday I heard a good Christmas program by a barbershop quartet.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  
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KATHYJO56 12/18/2014 12:56AM

    I will say a prayer that the right apartment will be available for you soon. emoticon

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GINA180847 12/17/2014 2:16PM

    Oh pooh! That was a nasty surprise for you. Good luck finding something as good if not better. I wear ice grippers on my boots as falling is not a good idea at my age (67) and it makes my life easier. The best ones around here are $40 right now which is more than I paid for my boots.

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MAMISHELI53 12/17/2014 1:36PM

    I love a good barber shop quartet!

I hope you find your own digs soon!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/17/2014 8:46AM

    The good is there of you will but look for it. An even better place to live will appear when it is time.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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SHIRLA7 12/17/2014 8:42AM

    Oh Carolyn, so sorry your perfect place didn't happen but I bet God has something even better in mind for you! Thankfully you have a nice place to stay in the mean time.
Praying that you don't fall, how scary! I am always scared of falling too not on the snow just because I'm such a klutz!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/17/2014 8:38AM

    Hoping you find a new apartment soon. Yes, do be careful and do not fall while being out and about. I am sure another apartment will show up soon. emoticon Glad you are enjoying driving your new car. Fun!

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HMBROWN1 12/17/2014 8:32AM

    Best of luck with the apartment hunting!

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I Got It!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Yep, I picked up my new to me car on Saturday!



Saturday evening I went to a Christmas drama put on at a church by my cousin who travels around doing one man drama. It was very good. I had never seen him act before. He grew up in MN but lives in IA now. I am in NE.

Today I plan to stay home, write some Christmas cards, clean my room, etc. I am actually not yet IN my own home but still in the home of a friends. I have not yet received the key to my apartment. I'll call today to see how the paperwork is progressing.

Today's Positives:
1. Today I have no where to go so I'll stay home.
2. I feel comfortable in my friend's home, even though I would prefer being in my own.
3. My asthma cough is almost over. Yes!

  
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KATHYJO56 12/16/2014 12:33AM

    That's a very nice looking car, Carolyn. Everything seems to all be coming together for you.

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DIDMIS 12/15/2014 10:35PM

    Nice car

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MOONGLOWSNANA 12/15/2014 2:35PM

  emoticon Slowly but surely all things are falling into place. You will be in your apartment soon and then you will begin to feel like you are home! emoticon

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RD03875 12/15/2014 12:35PM

    Very nice car, congratulations! Good luck with your appointment! Glad to hear all is going well.

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MAMISHELI53 12/15/2014 11:37AM

    I trust you're adjusting to living back in the States!

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GINA180847 12/15/2014 11:35AM

    Nice new to you car. When we got our new to us car people thought it was brand new and only if they pressed us about it did we say otherwise. Would be nice if you could get into your own place by Christmas but maybe not possible so aim for New Years.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 12/15/2014 9:06AM

    Nice!!!

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SHIRLA7 12/15/2014 8:40AM

    Love your new car! Congratulations!
I have asthma too, not fun. Glad you are doing better. Hope you get good news about the apartment today and you can get moved and settled in soon. emoticon

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MYTIME2015 12/15/2014 8:09AM

    emoticon congrats !!

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SWEETNEEY 12/15/2014 8:06AM

    you are transitioning nicely.

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EVIE4NOW 12/15/2014 5:52AM

  Congrats on the car. DH just got a new for him suv and I love the heated seats lol.

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ROX525 12/15/2014 5:46AM

    Congratulations! How wonderful!

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I bought it!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The TOPS members were glad to see me after a two year absence. I was pleased that my weight at TOPS was the same as it had been weeks ago at my home in Africa. I had not weighed in and had not paid much attention to what I was eating but now I know that I did not gain weight! I've been attending this same TOPS club every time I'm in the States since 2001. After the TOPS meeting some of us went out to eat.

After TOPS I went to Nebraska Furniture Mart, the largest Funiture store in America. I sat in several recliners until I found the one I wanted, and it was even on sale! I bought it! It will not arrive in Omaha until Dec 17th but that is ok since I don't have the key to my apartment anyway.

Next I went to a car lot and found a 2013 car that had a red sticker on it because it had been reduced by $4000. I tried to call a couple of people and tried the phone number of a retired Missionary thinking he might be able to advise me. I did not know that his son was at his house.... his son being the business agent who helped me buy my last car in Africa!! Guess what? I bought the car!!! Tomorrow I'll get insurance and then pick it up either tomorrow or Saturday.

Today's Positives:
1. I have not gained weight in the past weeks.
2. I bought a recliner I like.
3. I bought a car that I can get into and out of easily (a Chevy Equinox).

Have a good day.

  
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MJREIMERS 12/14/2014 10:11PM

    emoticon Your transition back to Nebraska is going well. Now to figure out when we can all meet for lunch! emoticon

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DIDMIS 12/14/2014 7:11PM

    Sounds like God Is working for you. emoticon

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SQUIRLY13 12/13/2014 6:16AM

    I'd say that was a good day!

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SPEEDY143 12/12/2014 1:52PM

    emoticon purchases... what a great way to start the weekend!!!

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SHIRLA7 12/12/2014 9:17AM

    So many wonderful and positive things happening your life! Awesome news!

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RHOOK20047 12/12/2014 6:56AM

    Sounds like you had a day of many successes. emoticon Have a great weekend and thanks for making our team what it is. You are an intregral part of it!

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ALIHIKES 12/12/2014 1:17AM

    Congratulations on your new car, your new recliner, and on rejoining TOPS!

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KATHYJO56 12/12/2014 12:19AM

    emoticon Carolyn! You are really getting yourself settled nicely.

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JAMER123 12/11/2014 11:20PM

    What a great day you had today, Carolyn!! You have been blessed. I haven't heard of the Nebraska Furniture Mart. What town is it in? Might be interested in looking when we come through with our camper.
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GINA180847 12/11/2014 10:54PM

    Fantastic that you did not gain in the past weeks and sounds like you are a great shopper. I like TOPS too. It is not an industry.

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KAYTIE22 12/11/2014 10:19PM

    It sounds like it was a "red letter" and "red sticker" day all around! You're ticking off the items on your To Do List and it's all coming together. Good for you!

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SUGARBABY60 12/11/2014 10:06PM

    you are blessed

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    It sounds like you had a good day. emoticon

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Complications!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I found out the apartment that I want will take much more time to get the financial paperwork done so I won't be able to move right in.
I called the Dr. nurse to have a prescription sent to one of the pharmacies for me and she sent it to the wrong one.
Otherwise.......

My computer which was at the Geeks, is back and repaired. It needed a new fan.

Today's Positives:
1. Omaha is warm this week, in the 40s during the day. It is to get to the 50s this weekend.
2. No snow yet since I got home which is good.
3 I'm going to TOPS tomorrow, Taking off pounds sensibly. I go each time I'm in the States since 2001. Now I can keep going since I'm not returning to Africa.

Have a good day.

  
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GINA180847 12/11/2014 11:54AM

    I am so glad you are thinking of TOPS. I think it is a good organization.

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SHIRLA7 12/11/2014 10:18AM

    That's too bad you can't move in as planned but it will happen eventually. Little bumps in the road to get past I guess. Just a little longer though and you will be settled.

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 12/11/2014 8:55AM

    Glad to read about what you are facing right now. Hope the apt. issue does not take long. Your attitude of "otherwise" I read as "in the meantime." Christmas will be extra-special for you this year. Enjoy!
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SWEETNEEY 12/11/2014 4:26AM

    You seem to be transitioning nicely

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MOONGLOWSNANA 12/10/2014 11:21PM

  I just caught up with your blogs. Glad to hear things are moving along even though the wheels seem to be squeaking slowly and getting hung up from time to time. I used to belong to TOPS and was leader for awhile back in the 80s. I lost weight then but regained it and more so I gave up. I think it's a good program and I have a bracelet full of charms! lol I think SP is helping me so much more, but maybe I am just in the right place and state of mind now. Then I was feeding and caring for 5 kids under 15 and cooking lots of kid friendly food, and eating too much of it myself. Live and learn!

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JAMER123 12/10/2014 11:16PM

    Hope your apartment doesn't take too long for you to move into. Helps not having snow. My brother lives in the area and has been spreading liquid fertilizers on farm fields which can't be done if the ground is frozen. It's been a fairly warm and nice fall/winter there.
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