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Just another interesting day. D.H. Fell over the dog !

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today -this morning I walked with just one walking buddy. We left from a different car park and that made it a bit longer. We walked 4 miles on the rail trail.
We walked for 90 minutes and I had over 10,000 steps by noon and tonight I have 16479. My body is feeling it.
I did the walk I came home and baked and did the pool and some yard work. Around 4pm I had still not spun the wheel-very rarely do I do that. I do my fasting blood sugar then the wheel. I was about to go to the computer and I heard a dog b ark and a bang an d a moan. DH was getting out of his chair , the dog went by so DH tripped over the dog and landed on the wooden floor hitting his elbow and his lower ribs.
Our son was about o leave for work but he came upstairs and saw DH lying on the floor clutching his chest. DS was looking worried and asked what happened, do you think it is a heart attack I said NO he fell over the poor dog. The dag was looking at us as if we were going to scold him.
I put a Pillow under DH Head and he was moving his arm . His arm was bleeding but he moved it so I asked him to lie flat. DS and I were going to call an ambulance but DH started to try to get up. I suggested he should take some breaths to see if the ribs are hurt badly. He was getting over the shock , DS and I helped him up and he sat in a chair. Only then did we see there was a cut and a round place that was just the skin oozing. I put on band aids an d our son had to go to work or call in. DH and I said he should go and we appreciated his help.
DH and I sat in our chairs to watch NETFLIX- "Call the MIDWIFE" B.B.C. production.

Just minutes in to the movie our GS came in saying his lap top had broken. He had tried to fix it but he stripped the screws. We needed replacement screws. DH and DIL were in the house so I went with GS to several store and eventually we bought 4 of each screw he needed just in case the others stripped.

I gave DH his supper in his chair watching Jeopardy. We never do that but we had the lap top on our table so it worked for us.
GS was getting very frustrated and frankly so was I because I was able to get the screws out using artery forceps.-great tools they are, but we could not get in to put the screws back.
DS called his mother and using speaker phone he fixed his computer.

He and I had dinner at 9 pm and that was when I tried to get to my laptop. DS had his mother send the entire PDF to show him how to do it and he did using my tablet.

Now it is after 11pm and I have barely begun so I will leave you with my complicated day.

DH is in bed and I will be there very soon. Pat in Maine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/25/2014 12:01AM

    I sure wish I could walk as much as you do.

It sounds like you ahd a full day.

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The storm came, it just brought in more moisture. Even I am sweating.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DH is always sweating but I am very rarely like that. I have actually changed clothes three times today. I gave up this time I look like a marathon runner.

Oddly enough this morning we walked our 4 miles. Then I had errands and also had to pick everything up just in case it rains and high winds. It was in the 90's the humidity was high too. When we walked I had just the right clothing on The other ladies had jackets on and they were dragging a bit today. It was noon time before I was able to start the grocery shopping.
DH appointment for the cataract evaluation will be at the end of August. We are hoping it will be done but I do not have a clue if it might mess up the degeneration. He still has good vision in one eye and so the Dr. gave him a prescription. We took his other frames and were about to pay $380 for the lenses they were marking the glasses up and I realized he may have to have new lenses after the cataracts are removed. I had to say to DH stop. If you have your intraocular lens as I did we would have that paid by Medicare and those lenses will be like mine just waiting to give them to the ELKS club. The transaction is stopped till the retina specialist explains what we will do.
I did everything wrong and we paid for lenses that were only in my glasses for one month. It was expected I would not need glasses but I had to buy another pair in the price range DH was about to purchase.
On the way out DH thanked me for bringing it up.

DH went to get rid of the brush we had taken down and now we know how the big broken branch is hanging over our Neighbor's back yard. We planted the willow over 40 years ago and after it blew down in the ice storm in the back yard. The tree people could not get in to the corner after it was cut own so it began to grow all over the huge stump. It is a wet area and that is why the willow set out 7 or 8 branches and they are thin branches but extremely high they are trunks but they are about 8 inches across. In the recent wind one high branch has broken but it has not fallen. Tonight we expect high winds and we are very concerned that the branch could damage their garage, even worse their Motor home.
I did call the tree person and he said he will call today or tomorrow.
Bad timing on our part but we just noticed the broken trunk earlier this week.

We do not want the branches being over the next door neighbors fences.
The tree people will be here tomorrow to find out how much it will cost to take so many trunks down. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Thanks my friends for being there. Pat in Maine.

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EFFIEANNIE 7/24/2014 7:53PM

    Seems like you never have an uneventful day! emoticon

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PICKIE98 7/24/2014 5:57PM

    It is always something.. Drink something warm to stay cool...

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2014 2:19PM

    Good luck w/DH's eye exam. HUGS

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LITTLEWIND53 7/24/2014 12:49PM

    Good thing you remembered and stopped that transaction. That would have been a lot of money down the drain.....

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MARTYLYNN1 7/24/2014 12:42PM

    I hope they are able to get the limb down before it falls on the neighbors garage.

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SUNNY332 7/24/2014 10:11AM

    Oh my on the trees. We know well what you mean. We had two trees removed this year after a storm came through. We didn't want either one of them to end up on the house. I miss the shade but the removal has brought some comfort and peace. Thoughtful of you to consider your neighbor's fence.

Hope your day is a little cooler. I can stand almost anything but humidity.

We had a BBQ yesterday and all three boys were here (a first in a very long time). I will post some pictures later. The high was 82 and the humidity was low so it was a perfect day for a BBQ. We had a great time and ended the evening by building a fire in the fire pit and making smores.

Do have a very blessed day. Sunny

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MSLZZY 7/24/2014 9:46AM

    Glad you caught DH in time to skip the new lenses and save money. As for the tree, at least the neighbors know about it and the tree company is coming to take care of the issue. We had a smidge of rain this morning and hope for more-without the high winds.

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    The temps here are up and down. I must admit I don't like the 90s with humidity and the upper 80s are uncomfortable here as well.

Your are very considerate of your neighbors regarding the tree. I wish ours were the same way.

I hope your hubby can get the cataract taken care of soon.

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NEEDSHELP52 7/24/2014 8:21AM

    Pat, hope today is a bit cooler for you. HUGS, Terry

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/24/2014 6:51AM

    We have had terrible humidity also. You start to sweat just stepping outside. Glad hubby is getting on with his eyes. Smart of you to stop the glasses!!
Our back yard is full of trees (grandson calls it "the forest"). We love it but keeping up with them is costly!
Have a great day! Hope the winds did no damage!

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RASPBERRY56 7/24/2014 5:14AM

    i've noticed that rains don't always help with humidity issues - *hate it* when that happens!

I wish the best for your DH with his eye situation!

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123ELAINE456 7/24/2014 2:30AM

  You had a very busy day. Hope you have that Willow Tree removed completely. You can always plant another one or a different kind in it place. It as very good of you stopping DH getting lenses now. It would have been a waste of money. Save all the money you can. Hope You have a Good Night Sleep so You can have a Great Day Tomorrow. God Blessings Always. Here is Lots of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for Everyone. Take Care. Sorry You was hit by the Storm too.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/24/2014 2:06AM

    Poor guy. he's had so many issues with his eyes.

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ALICIA214 7/24/2014 12:35AM


I love trees but they sure can cause a lot of problems when high winds are involved, I have 2 Maple trees and 2 Evergreens in my yard and they all lose branches when the wind blows. Fortunately no branches have threatened the neighbors property, but I worry about over head wires.

I hope the winds don't do any damage in your area....

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NASFKAB 7/24/2014 12:27AM

  hope it all works out with your DH & getting the trees fixed

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IOEINC 7/24/2014 12:08AM

    Another busy day for you!! Quick thinking about the glasses!! No sense in putting that money out twice!!

My hubby is doing well. Home tomorrow. Up and walking around today after PT and again after OT. No pain in his hip but had ankle pain so I told him it was from the ankle exercises he was doing. He did not believe me so I told him to ask the nurse WHO TOLD HIM THE EXACT SAME THING!!! SO home tomorrow and outpatient PT starts on Friday. So glad it is finally over and he will be home!!

Have a great day tomorrow!!

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MARITIMER3 7/23/2014 11:49PM

    Sorry that your storm didn't give you relief from the humidity. It's much better here, down to about 20 tonight so I have the windows open and fan running to cool off the house. DH says he will need a blanket soon. Some people are never satisfied! LOL,

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TERRI289 7/23/2014 11:31PM

    What a full day....hope you sleep well so you can be ready for tomorrow!!!


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Almost midnight. busy day,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Went to eye Dr, went well and alas it took two hours.

We went home and I and our Grandson tried to get a huge limb down from our big willow. We have taken a lot of limbs down and taken precautions in case this heavy storm will get to us. We always prepare but some times it does not get to us. We shall see.

I tried to get to my Microsoft account to down load an app and it has shut down my account for 30 days they do this to me very often and I am so annoyed with it. I will have to try a chat or phone call tomorrow, HUGS Pat is off to bed before the "Witching Hour. "

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PICKIE98 7/23/2014 4:03PM

    Those darned willows,, we have a fifty footer in Dad's yard, what a pain!!

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MARITIMER3 7/23/2014 1:15PM

    Hope the storm missed you

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MARTYLYNN1 7/23/2014 12:29PM

    Glad the appointment went well. Good luck with your Microsoft account!

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123ELAINE456 7/23/2014 11:48AM

  Glad that DH Eye Appointment Went Well. Call Customer Service and see if they can help You with this Computer Problem You are having with it.. Hope the storm passes you by. Hope you had a Good Night Sleep and another Great Day. Sending Good Thoughts, Prayers And Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To Everyone. Take Care.

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SUNNY332 7/23/2014 11:42AM

    Good Morning, Pat. Hope you got some rest. Good news that the eye appointment went well.

Computers or electronics of any kind are great when they are working but unfortunately sometimes they take us on a "little ride" into frustrationville.

Take care and have a good day.

Hugs, Sunny

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HARROWJET 7/23/2014 10:47AM

    I trust you slept well emoticon and are ready to face this new day. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2014 10:07AM

    i need to pick up a bunch of limbs in the yard from the last storm but am not eager to do it with this heat. We will have more storms today.

I'm glad the eye doctor went well!

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MSLZZY 7/23/2014 9:37AM

    Hope customer service can help you with this issue.

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NEEDSHELP52 7/23/2014 9:33AM

    Pat, I would probably throw the internet out the door if this kept happening to me. Good you are more patient then I am. HUGS, Terry

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EFFIEANNIE 7/23/2014 8:09AM

    Computers are so wonderful, but they can frustrate us to no end!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/23/2014 7:28AM

    Glad to hear eye doctor went well. Is vision holding steady?

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/23/2014 1:45AM

    Wonderful that the eye Dr. appt. went well.

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GOANNA2 7/23/2014 1:13AM

    Glad to hear that the eye doctor visit went well.
Microsoft is sure giving you the runaround. Just
Make sure they give you some answers when
you talk to them. I've never heard of being shut down
from your account. I just hope it's the real Microsoft you
are dealing with...Have a great sleep. emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 7/23/2014 1:01AM

    Does Microsoft ever tell you why the shut down your account? Is there something you should or should not be doing to prevent this ?

Perhaps you could ask them the next time you have to call them....

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ALICIA214 7/23/2014 12:36AM


Hope the storm passes you by.They are not fun...

Take care... emoticon

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NASFKAB 7/23/2014 12:34AM

  glad the eye test is done hope the result was satisfactory lovely having grandson around

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A long day tomorrow, DH has to have his eyes examined again.

Monday, July 21, 2014

DH has Macular degeneration and we have to have his vision re-evaluated.
Today we had a 2 hour meeting for senior college concerts. Several people were getting in to heated discussions. I thought it would never end.
DH was weary too, I know he is anxious to know how his vision is doing. -We shall see.
Grand daughter went to acting camp. She was nervous but she came homed smiling and now has an other friend in Maine.
Our 16 years old is not finding any friends in our neighborhood he has been looking which is good for him..
He and I have pruned the willow tree, cut back the junipers and I have been super busy most of the day. He will be loading our little pickup tomorrow so DH will be able to make a dump run. Grass, brush and the cardboard will get to recycling.
We are hoping to find a place where he can go but he is still loving living in our Motor home and our DIL has been taking him to look at the neighbouring communities.
Today they walked through Hallowell Maine and DIL and he had a good time together. DIL would have been in the house alone so they went out to explore.
I am off to bed. Things are going well with our home front but having to plan meals has been difficult. Now they all have in put which helps me. Our son cooks on the gas grill and our meals are proving to be very nutritious- Woo Hoo.
Salads and fruit are priorities and I like it that way. We are talking about food and compare notes. For the most part food is very simple and everyone uses the microwave if they find something they like. We never but pre-packaged I cook and leave planned-overs so they can help themselves. Pat in Maine.

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LITTLEWIND53 7/23/2014 12:59AM

    I hope all went well at the eye testing.

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Glad to hear you're spending time with your DS and things are going well. Hope the eye appointment was OK.

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MARTYLYNN1 7/22/2014 11:51AM

    I hope things go well with Fred's appointment. Glad things on the home front are going well now.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/22/2014 11:24AM

    i hope that everything is good with your hubby's eyes.

Acting camp sounds fun and it's nice they offer things like that for your GD.

Your GS sounds like a really good worker.

Most of my meals are simple too. I'm not really into fancy meals.

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BOOBERRY 7/22/2014 10:48AM

    Good Morning hoping all goes well at the DR appt you have a good day too enjoy

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TERRI289 7/22/2014 10:38AM

    I miss your cooking....hoping DH's appointment goes always, thinking of you!!

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SUNNY332 7/22/2014 10:22AM

    Hope things go well today with DH's appointment.

Sounds like everything else is going well for your blended family.

Do have a lovely day.


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NEEDSHELP52 7/22/2014 10:13AM

    Pat, Hope things went well for your DH. Your house is very busy. Glad they can help you some. HUGS, Terry

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GOANNA2 7/22/2014 9:50AM

    I hope that they can help Fred with his eyes Pat. My aunt and uncle have MD
and I worry that I may get it some day. My uncle is 88 and he gets injections
to keep what sight he has. So painful.
I'm glad that everything is good on the home front. the food discussions
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HARROWJET 7/22/2014 9:00AM

    It is good to hear that you and your family are getting things working smoothly for everyone.


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VEENAS1 7/22/2014 7:51AM

    I am glad the home front is going well. I hope your DH vision check up also goes well.

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EFFIEANNIE 7/22/2014 7:23AM

    Hope things go well your the eye doctor and you have a good day.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/22/2014 7:11AM

    Good luck with the eye appointment! Sounds like things are going well which is always a good thing!! I'm off to a sunflower farm this morning with daughter and grandkids.

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EACHMOMENT2 7/22/2014 7:05AM

  Appointment days feel so much longer than other days. Yesterday, was an appt. day for me at the dentist and my daughter at the recruiters. Had to use the dryer, cause couldn't fit in hanging the clothes up on the line. The walk at the end of the day was even better because I was so tired of sitting in the car. Hope your DH eye appt. goes well.

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MSLZZY 7/22/2014 6:46AM

    Hope the doctor's visit shows no surprises. Keep that young man busy and you'll have the whole yard in tiptop shape.

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IOEINC 7/22/2014 6:40AM

    Good luck to your DH for his vision test. We are off to the hospital this morning for my hubby's hip replacement.

Have a terrific Tuesday!!

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ARTJAC 7/22/2014 2:22AM

    hope dh eyes are good and he gets a good report emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/22/2014 2:05AM

  I hope DH Eye Appointment goes Well and He gets a Good Report. So glad to hear your GS is Loving to stay in the Motor Home. And the way He is Helping DH and You out in the Yard is Wonderful. Your DIL taking Him to see other Communities is Fantastic, They are getting to know each other much better. So Good for them. And your Son cooking is Fantastic. God Blessings Always. Have a Nice Day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going Your Way Not Me Pat. I would have love it would nave been me and if I could. My Health won't permit it at this time. So sorry to disappoint You like I did. Take Care.

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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 12:34AM

  all the best to your husband for his test, great the family is interacting

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MCFITZ2 7/21/2014 11:25PM

    Best on the vision check tomorrow.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 11:09PM

    Good luck to your DH tomorrow. And hope your Grandson finds something suitable!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/21/2014 11:04PM

    Sounds like you're all set for tomorrow. Enjoy!

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I tried a lot of programs for picures but I want an easy one.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I am trying to get this done but I cannot get to the downloading from THE PROGRAM. I have to ask about the privacy policy because it says they can copy the photos. Never heard of that so I am going to check in to it. Sorry. Off to bed Pat in Maine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/21/2014 10:45PM

    Hoping you come up with something.

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LITTLEWIND53 7/21/2014 2:19PM

    Isn't technology amazing...... (she asks with tongue in cheek)

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GINIEMIE 7/21/2014 1:48PM

    I can get pictures from my camera onto my desktop, but haven't figured out what to do to get them onto my laptop w/o a thumb drive and that's only useful if I've downloaded them onto the desktop in the first place...
Sorry, this girl is no help.
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MARTYLYNN1 7/21/2014 1:41PM

    Wouldn't have a clue of what to tell you about the Surface. I like my PC!

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MSLZZY 7/21/2014 9:02AM

    I haven't a clue on what to do differently. Hope you get it to work.

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SUNNY332 7/21/2014 9:00AM

    I have used Picasa for years and it is still my "go to" for photos. I tried some of the others and just didn't have success with them.>
Hope this helps you. Do have a good day.


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    Good luck on the pictures. My hubby has to help me.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/21/2014 7:21AM

    Hope you had a good rest!

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NASFKAB 7/21/2014 2:12AM

  hope you find something have a good sleep

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123ELAINE456 7/21/2014 12:11AM

  Sorry to hear all the problems you are having with your computer. Hope you can solve them soon. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care.

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