Murphy has moved from iv_aingeal to ME!!!

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Murphy has moved from iv_aingeal to ME!!!
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 4:41pm

iv_aingeal, I'm really sorry about the hard time you are going through (I've read both of your posts).


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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 5:08pm

((OMGosh Kate))

That is an

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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 8:16pm

I'm so sorry for this terrible day, Kate. You poor dear. *big hugs* This is above Murphy's typical doing, and it must feel so terrible, to be so boxed in, so at the mercy of accident and chance. If there is any consolation, tomorrow will definitely be a better day.

You probably don't need to hear this from me, but if I were in that situation I'd probably examine my perspective just so I won't exhaust myself in anger, anxiety, and sorrow. Please remember that while the -$1897 situation isn't good, when all these things happen at once, in a way that immediately inconveniences you (the bus pass, the glasses, the linen), they can feel far worse than they would be if they had happened individually. The money will all come out of the same place, but maybe it helps to mentally separate the dental costs from the other costs.

Your friend's lifestyle won't last. It just occurred to me that since she has a new car, would she be willing to give you rides?

At least you are not pregnant???

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 5:57am
LOL, OMG, yes, at least I'm not pregnant!

I must admit, after posting this, I went to bed and cried. I had a rough night but, hey, today is a fresh new day and I'll just have to tackle each problem one at a time. I'm hoping somebody found my bus pass and turned it in. *fingers crossed*

Bad news though ... the wine didn't come out of the drapery panel. But the good news is that I managed to spread out the remaining panels and, while it doesn't have the same billowing effect, it still looks OK. So onwards to another problem!!


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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:06am

OMG, what a truly terrible day. :(

I'm so sorry Kate, when I told Murphy to leave I should have been more specific ....

Splash some wine on other areas of the curtains and you'll have a unique creation not found in stores. ;) Maybe you could sell a pair to your irresponsible insensitive friend if you overprice them and say they're a good investment.


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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:17am

Kate, it sounds like you just had all the sucky things happen in one day. I hate when that happens! Feels like the world is against you ... but at least, maybe, it's

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:42am

Yes, at least I have a job and I am grateful! It's funny that's the line my bosses keep saying every time they have bad news. "Everyone's workload is increasing but HEY! At least you have a job!" or "We need everyone to work late without pay, but HEY! At lease you have a job!" It sure doesn't create a very good atmosphere!

Everyone is holding their breaths over here as well. A departmental committee was set up to decide where the cutbacks will occur. We've already lost so many people (due to retirements, they currently don't replace positions) and we're badly understaffed. I can't imagine how we would survive any further loss of staff.

Weird how they are cutting back jobs, yet there's plenty of money to hire consultants at $1,000 per day.


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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:34am

Dear Kate,


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 10:09am

Wow, Murphy really got you.

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:57am
Hmmm, what if I said I don't even have curtains in most rooms? See if you care about these things it matters, so not caring could be a good solution to the issues. It is all about how we let things affect us.

As far as your friend with the new house - hmmm yeah, she learned how to manage money, on the backs of others!! I don't think that is in your MO, Kate. Your friend probably is looking for others to fund her retirement, too. Then again she could have gotten a great deal on a house, and it will rise in value? Who knows in the long run.

Right now I hate our house, can't understand why DH ever bought it, but we are trapped in it. We could walk away and buy something else and let if foreclose like so many others around us have done, but that is not us.

Sorry about the Merlot bottle, the glasses and the bus pass. It is hard when the days are gray, and everyone seems to be having more fun while we here up north hardly get any vitamin D.

How about a plan for a vacation? Something to take your mind off the curtains?

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 12:01pm

Ok....this board is starting to sound like a bad country song..

Someone shot my dog, I broke my booze and I'm not making enough money....da da da dee! And holy crap enough with the "at least I'm not pregnant rants LOL!!"

But in all seriousness I'm glad you had enough sense to open the other bottle of wine, that is what is important here. I once had a two set picture frame that i got on clearance. Once I got it out of the box there was tape on the edges and I had to remove the tape. It peeled off some of the paint on one of the frames. So I got out some steel wool and brushed off some of the paint on the other frame to match. Love it, looks better than before, all rustic and original. Go drapes, go!

And look at it this way, at least you know your friend is full of s^%$! You could have gotten a call from a friend who you know is completely sucessful and is doing those things and can afford them and is going on vacation. That happens to me when my sister calls sometimes and I give myself a little pitty party then move on and try to be happy for her. Whatever, life goes on!

You are destined to have a great dental year or two and buy a car with cash my dear! All you need is time, copy and paste to change the dental category to car and you are set!

And last but not least, Murphy, there are plenty of other places to visit! Leave DGS alone!