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Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
« Reply #175 on: April 25, 2010, 09:23:48 am »
I guess "pergola" would be more accurate. 

Okay, now I can see it. 

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #176 on: April 25, 2010, 11:33:36 am »
    Warning: a serious "thump" follows, along with an unsolicited political message. Read at your own risk.

    I found out yesterday that a neighbor whom I only knew slightly and who died a couple days ago apparently was a suicide. I spent most of last night tossing and turning, wondering how much of that was a result of his being unemployed for the last year or so, and then wishing there were some way to make every Wall Street fat cat and lobbyist as well as each US congressman attend his funeral and then tell his widow why they don't think any new financial regulations are needed.

    Thanks for letting me vent.

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #177 on: April 25, 2010, 12:49:13 pm »
    My thump today was my 8 year old getting sick and throwing up all day.   :(

    But really, after reading other people's thumps, mine isn't so bad.

    I hope everyone's day gets better!

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #178 on: April 25, 2010, 01:11:53 pm »
    My thump today was my 8 year old getting sick and throwing up all day.   :(

    But really, after reading other people's thumps, mine isn't so bad.

    I hope everyone's day gets better!

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    I hope your eight year old gets better.

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #179 on: April 25, 2010, 01:51:15 pm »
    I hope your eight year old gets better.

    Thank you Gertie!  He's moaning and holding his stomach, but hasn't thrown up in the last hour, so I'll take it as a good sign.  I just gave him a fever reducer, and that usually perks the kids up.  :)

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #180 on: April 25, 2010, 05:22:11 pm »
    Warning: a serious "thump" follows

    I read this far and instantly had tears in my eyes because my first thought was oh no, bad news about Noggin.  Very glad that's not the case. 

    Sorry about your neighbor.

    And venting is what this thread is for, isn't it?
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #181 on: April 25, 2010, 05:47:01 pm »
    I read this far and instantly had tears in my eyes because my first thought was oh no, bad news about Noggin
    Me too... :( Sorry about your neighbor... wish all the unemployment offices had counselors available for the people who need it... Sorry again. I am glad your Noggin is OK.
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    « Reply #182 on: April 25, 2010, 05:59:22 pm »
    I read this far and instantly had tears in my eyes because my first thought was oh no, bad news about Noggin.  Very glad that's not the case. 

    Sorry about your neighbor.

    And venting is what this thread is for, isn't it?
    Me too... :( Sorry about your neighbor... wish all the unemployment offices had counselors available for the people who need it... Sorry again. I am glad your Noggin is OK.

    Fortunately Noggin is doing great for someone his age (about 12-1/2). The vet gave him his annual check-up while I had him in earlier this week, and his weight is good (I'm jealous), teeth are good (ditto) and he didn't flinch a bit when he got his shots. However, his thump for the week was that they then trimmed his nails, and he just hates that more than anything else in the world -- at least the way he complains, you'd think so. But as a reward he then got to go see my parents that evening, whom he loves almost as much as me. :)

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #183 on: April 25, 2010, 06:45:32 pm »
    Fortunately Noggin is doing great for someone his age (about 12-1/2). The vet gave him his annual check-up while I had him in earlier this week, and his weight is good (I'm jealous), teeth are good (ditto) and he didn't flinch a bit when he got his shots. However, his thump for the week was that they then trimmed his nails, and he just hates that more than anything else in the world -- at least the way he complains, you'd think so. But as a reward he then got to go see my parents that evening, whom he loves almost as much as me. :)
    They probably REALLY spoil their GrandDog too! :)
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    « Reply #184 on: April 25, 2010, 07:23:25 pm »
    ...However, his thump for the week was that they then trimmed his nails, and he just hates that more than anything else in the world -- at least the way he complains, you'd think so...

    Noggin just now reminded me about the other thing he hates: thunderstorms. (Guess what's rumbling it's way through the area now?)

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    « Reply #185 on: April 26, 2010, 09:04:38 am »
    Noggin just now reminded me about the other thing he hates: thunderstorms. (Guess what's rumbling it's way through the area now?)

    Thunderstorms woke me at 5:30 this morning.  They didn't let up until about 10:00. 

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #186 on: April 27, 2010, 04:27:11 am »
    Mr. VikingWarrior is back!  ;D

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #187 on: April 27, 2010, 04:41:38 am »
    Maureen is that a bump or thump!  I get them confused sometimes, bump is good, thump is not  ;D
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #188 on: April 27, 2010, 05:25:36 am »
    My oldest son, his wife and two boys live in Altoona, PA.  About a two hour drive for me, depending on Pittsburgh traffic.
    My daughter moved to Ashville, NC a couple of years ago.  My youngest son has now decided to move to Ashville also. 
    I never wanted to be one of those moms whose kids were spread out everywhere, but now I am. 
    I'm happy he's going to be near his sister.  They're very close.  But as soon as this sinks in I'm probably going to spend an afternoon crying. 
    I'm happy for him.  So many more opportunities in Ashville. 
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    « Reply #189 on: April 27, 2010, 07:38:16 am »
    deb at least they are on the same side of the country and not all that far away from you!
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #190 on: April 27, 2010, 07:46:16 am »
    Maureen is that a bump or thump!  I get them confused sometimes, bump is good, thump is not  ;D

    hahahaha..Anju, THANK YOU!   You know I'm getting old.  I was looking for the 'bump' thread and couldn't find it and thought...hmmm, maybe they renamed it to 'thump'.   

    I will retract my thump and go bump.   I'm get black and blue in the process!!  ;D

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    « Reply #191 on: April 27, 2010, 07:47:05 am »
    Dona, you're exactly right.  I know it's a wonderful move for him. 
    So many more opportunities for him. 
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #192 on: April 27, 2010, 04:09:53 pm »
    I have a very, very bad thump for all of us. Wait until you're sitting down to read it:

    Jeff I'm in shock.  Jimmy called me a few hours ago and Dona is dead.  They were having lunch and she started having trouble breathing, not choking.  He got her some water and a cold wash cloth.  Call the doctor but she was gone by the time he got there and couldn't revive her.  She will be cremated.  I had talked to her this morning and she was in very good spirits and doing well.  Please tell her friends for me.  Thank you Carolyn


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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #193 on: April 27, 2010, 04:13:30 pm »
    OMG, that just can't be true.  This is terrible.
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #194 on: April 27, 2010, 04:18:49 pm »
    Oh no. How awful.

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #195 on: April 27, 2010, 04:20:08 pm »
    OMG, she just posted in this thread this morning.  I am shocked and saddened.  Rest in Peace, Dona.
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #196 on: April 27, 2010, 04:40:19 pm »
    I'm in tears...

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #197 on: April 27, 2010, 04:45:28 pm »
    The world is a little sadder place today.
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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #198 on: April 27, 2010, 04:47:50 pm »
    Oh, that is terrible news.  I'm so sorry to hear it.

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    Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
    « Reply #199 on: April 27, 2010, 05:12:55 pm »
    I just don't know what to say.  Dona was just getting ready to move into her new house. What a sweet lady. We'll all miss her. 

    Jeff, I know you'll send our condolences to Carolyn and Dona's husband. 


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