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  1. Nor should anyone store preparation H anywhere near the toothpaste.
  2. I think I have decided that I like the longer Christmas season. If money is a little tight it gives you a little longer to do all you want to do and with 5 dd w/SOs, my hubby and three grand kids here, I could certainly use the extra time. Not to mention we also have six birthdays and a couple anniversaries during the holidays. We will definitely start decorating before Thanksgiving.
  3. 81%. I could probably do a little better as I was watching my grandson at the time and therefore wasn't giving it my full concentration.
  4. This is roughly how my school year was set up as well. Starting after Labor Day and going through until Thanksgiving, off the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Friday after and then back to school til Christmas break which started a few days before Christmas and went until the first school day after new years. Then back to school until sometime around Easter when we did have a few days off and then school again until the first week in June depending on how many snow days we had. This was in Virginia and Boston. It was basically the same for my older children in Buffalo and Wisconsin. It wasn't until we moved south that I ran into this radically differently school schedule starting in August with so many days off and ending in mid May. Down here there is a Fall break of at least a week, at least two weeks off for Winter break, a week long Spring break plus tons of miscellaneous single day holidays, teacher work days and other such breaks.
  5. I have had chicken pox twice, once as an infant and then again when I was about 30. The first case was supposedly very mild and I don’t think it conveyed much immunity. My brothers had CP when I was 8 and I didn’t get it but I did when my children got it. All but my youngest got CP and one of them got a mild case of shingles when she was 16. We caught it early and she got the anti-viral. The youngest is an adult now and has had her titers done and is not immune so I think she is planning on getting the CP shot before she gets pregnant. I am in my mid fifties now and I am ambivalent about getting the shingles shot.
  6. I don’t know any teetotalers at all. I have met very few in my life and certainly none at that young of an age.
  7. I found that it interfered with sleep.
  8. Ft. Worth is a much nicer zoo. I would definitely hit it if you only have time for one.
  9. I am absolutely certain that I am loved and also certain of the love I have for my family. And that my mother was a better woman than I gave her credit for and certainly a stronger woman than I am.
  10. I have never once found a person I was looking for on FB, not even with full names and relative birthdates and of course where they lived when I knew them.
  11. A mechanic with his own business put the wrong size oil filter in our car which caused all of the oil to leak out of the engine and then the engine to burn up, We went to small claims court to recover the cost to replace the engine. We won and received a judgement. The court and legal system refused to do anything else for us. No garnishment of wages, no seizure of property, no other help of any kind. We were told in no uncertain terms that it was up to us to collect the money ourselves. This was in Niagara Falls, NY in roughly 1995. Of course, we have not bothered to try small claims court again. It may be different in other places, I was just warning that this result is a possibility.
  12. Just a small warning, even if you do win in small claims court, they do not collect for you. You are left to do that yourself and it has been my experience that people who are unwilling to do the right thing in the first place are no more likely to pay after a court case.
  13. I agree with Willie Nelson, Morgan Freeman and Paul McCartney.
  14. Yay! Congratulations. Grandbabies are the best. Do your best to help any way you can and maybe direct her to services that might help. As a single mother she will probably qualify for WIC, maybe food stamps and AFDC. A social worker at one of those places might be able to refer her to other services. Of course, she will be eligible for child support. Have you guys consider the possibility of her moving closer so that maybe you could provide childcare if possible? I know it seems overwhelming right now but you guys will figure it out.
  15. The House with the Clock in it's Walls series. They're quick, they're easy, they're fun and they have some of the same magic as Harry Potter., perfect summer reading. I read them as a kid when they first came out and they have remained some of my favorites ever since.
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