Friday Five

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Friday Five
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:01am

1.  What did you last eat

2.  What is for dinner tonight

3.  What is the most expensive piece(s) of furniture you own and how long have you had it

4.  What is your clothing style

5.  What are your weekend plans

 

*Don't forget to change your clocks ahead this weekend*

 

 

 

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:19pm
Wow greeneyes, That's a neat story about your mom/grandmother's jewlery passed down. And I'm sorry to read of her passing.

 

 

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:29pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Did professional movers move you when you were in the military?</p><p>We've never moved ourselves, The movers always packed and bubble wrapped everything for us, And some of hte bubble krap was so tight that it would take a day just to un-do it, ugh, Lol. My kids are hard on furniture but the pieces we have can take that beating and I'd rather furniture NOT fall apart!</p>

For the most part it was moved by professionals.  We had the option of having it done professionally or moving it ourselves and getting paid 80% of what they would pay professionals (that was only an option for stateside moves of course).   We did one total move on our own.  It worked very well at the base where we were leaving as we had lots of people to help us, not so well at the other end where we knew no one so we only had our family (our kids were 12, 10 and 6) to unload everything.  So on our last move when DH retired we did a particial DITY move. Anything I could put in a box we moved.   All the furniture/appliances we let the professionals move.

From our experiences, both personal and from others that we knew stateside moves were not usually too hard on furniture but overseas ones were.  I know a few people who ended up in tears over major damage to special or expensive pieces.  In fact many choose not to move things that they considered unreplacable, they put it in storage instead.

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:37pm

laura_w2 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>DD1 has surgery yesterday so nursing her (although DH does the bulk of it), she has one pill that she had to take round the clock every 4 hours so we are back to "new baby in the house" mode. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I'm only now catching up on the board and I just wanted to say how very sorry I was to hear about your dd's diagnosis!  I hope the surgery went well and that the next stages go as smoothly as possible.</p>

Thank you.

Actually this surgery was for another DD. 

DD1 was dignosed with breast cancer.  She has had one chemo treatment so far and did well, no nausea just extremly tired.  Her next treatment is next Wed. 

   The surgery yesterday was  for DD2.  She got a deviated septum fixed and tonsils and anenoids removed.  This was scheduled before we found about about DD1.

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:48pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Wow greeneyes, That's a neat story about your mom/grandmother's jewlery passed down. And I'm sorry to read of her passing.

Thank you. It was a rough year. She was diagnosed with cancer in March, lost the feeling in her feet by May, by July was only leaving her house for chemo appts, and in October she passed in her sleep. The whole year feels like a dream! But yeah, my grandmother's ring has the birthstones of my mother, uncle, and the four grandchildren. It's quite beautiful. :)

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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In reply to: laura_w2
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:48pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<Thank you. Actually this surgery was for another DD. DD1 was dignosed with breast cancer.  She has had one chemo treatment so far and did well, no nausea just extremly tired.  Her next treatment is next Wed.The surgery yesterday was  for DD2.  She got a deviated septum fixed and tonsils and anenoids removed. This was scheduled before we found about about DD1.

I'm very glad the first round of chemo went well!  How many more rounds will she have?  Poor dd2!  That's quite a nasty bit of surgery.  I hope she's feeling better soon!

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:50pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Did professional movers move you when you were in the military?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;We've never moved ourselves, The movers always packed Generally people in the military use professional moving companies, we did for both of ours.  However you do get paid by the military if you move yourself.  But the military contracts with movers all over the country and some are good and some are not.  You are not hiring them yourself also (as I recall anyway) you get what they send you.  Frequently something is scratched, dented, broken or stolen in a move.  A friend of ours had an entire toolbox of tools stolen--but on the moving paperwork it was just listed as "toolbox"  instead of "toolbox full of tools etc" and when he got to his new house &amp; unpacked there was an empty toolbox and there wasn't any claim he could put in for it.  </p>

The worse story I have heard about moves was a co-worker of DH's picked up his car from the port that he had shipped overseas.  He noticed that the radio in the car was not the same one that was in the car when he shipped it off.  Found out that they had dropped the car, they replaced the radio becuase it had cracked to try to hid the fact.

Even though we had I think more moves than average even for the military we did not fair too bad.  We had a coffee table that was in pieces when we got it.  When we did a local move in Turkey moving from economy housing to government housing I noticed some clothing we missing.  We figured out that what what missing was our clothes hampers, so basically the dirty clothes from the day before.  The worst part of that is that DD2's favorite dress was in there. 

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 3:05pm

laura_w2 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>&lt;Thank you. Actually this surgery was for another DD. DD1 was dignosed with breast cancer.  She has had one chemo treatment so far and did well, no nausea I'm very glad the first round of chemo went well!  How many more rounds will she have?  Poor dd2!  That's quite a nasty bit of surgery.  I hope she's feeling better soon!</p>

DD1 has 3 months of chemo every three weeks followed by 3 months of weekly chemo treatment.  Then she will have a double mastectomy and reconstuctive surgury.  Then radiation.  We did get some very good news yesterday.  Her BRCA test came back negative.  Which means it is not genetic, so it is less aggressive than if it were genetic.  Also it means that her sisters and other family members are no more at risk for cancer because she has it. 

DD2 is doing ok. She is not in a lot of pain, more just uncomfortable.  We are trying to let her sleep as mcuh as possible but every 3 or 4  hours or so we have to wake her up for something, either meds or nose drops.

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 3:08pm

One of the most unusual moves was to Indianapolis, We unpacked what looked like turbans and other wraps (india/middle east clothing?) which obviously was NOT ours..  I called the movers and told them about it and they told me they would stop by to pick it up, But never did! I think I ended up donating the stuff...... We've never had big problems with moves, Any missing or breakable things were small things that they've written checks to us for and I've jsut fixed on my own, Frankly, I'm surprised they never checked our claims against their end b/c I've heard some movers can be real difficult about that, One mover even had an area rug professionally cleaned for us.  We've been pretty pleased over the years.

 

 

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 3:54pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
DD1 has 3 months of chemo every three weeks followed by 3 months of weekly chemo treatment.  Then she will have a double mastectomy and reconstuctive surgury.  Then radiation.  We did get some very good news yesterday.  Her BRCA test came back negative.  Which means it is not genetic, so it is less aggressive than if it were genetic.  Also it means that her sisters and other family members are no more at risk for cancer because she has it.

That is very good news on the BRCA test!  I'm probably being much too nosy and absolutely feel free not to give any more information, but I was just wondering whether they've figured out yet whether it's  HER2 or estrogen positive?  She and your family are in my thoughts...

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 4:16pm

[That is very good news on the BRCA test!  I'm probably being much too nosy and absolutely feel free not to give any more information, but I was just wondering whether they've figured out yet whether it's  HER2 or estrogen positive?  She and your family are in my thoughts...</p>[/quote]

I don't know. I know that they were testing on estrogen but do not know if they have any results.

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