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Posted: 04:32AM Sep 16, 2018
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
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Down under it was night time, getting ready for bed. The TV was on.
We had vision and voice over about the planes crashing into the buildings. As we were going though our bedtime routine, glancing at the Tv we thought it was a movie! When we realized it was real we were mesmerized by the vision and didn't get any sleep that night as we watched and listened to all the updates...
The next day at work, all my friends said they had the same experience!


Snappy Snappy Snap..Snap Snap Snap Snap!
Posted: 01:08AM Nov 16, 2018
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Papa Fish
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Just thought I would put this out there. For the last several years my lovely wife, myself, my family and several members of our church have been voluntering and helping refugees from Africa acclimate to living in the US. Helping them find jobs, apartments, learning to drive, getting English lessons, and so on, can be very hard, but very rewarding. I bring this up now because one family we work with is a young mother of three children, the oldest one, Gloria will be turning 11 this year. She was diagnosed 2 and 1/2 years ago with stage 4 kidney failure and we have been struggling with them this entire time with multiple trips to the hospital, blood tests and so on. It has been very hard on them, but the great news is that, after finally getting on the kidney transplant list last year they found a live donor for her and on 11/20/18 she will get her new kidney, two days before she turns 11!!! The other reason I am putting this out there is that her mother has to take off work for several weeks to help Gloria recover and needs financial help. We have partnered with COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) in this effort as they do not charge any fees and will help cover all expenses out of the donations received on Gloria's behalf. This is better than GoFundMe as they are a 501c3 charity and all money donated goes to Gloria's expenses as they get their funding from other donations. Please consider even a $10 donation as we try to raise $30k to cover current expenses, but also to have a fund for her continuing care and the likelihood that she will need another transplant as she gets older. The place to see her picture and learn more is www.COTAforGloriaB.com. Thank you.

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I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
Posted: 10:46PM Nov 17, 2018
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Posts: 5389

That's good to hear!

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Posted: 08:27AM Nov 21, 2018
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Perseverance
Posts: 7951

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

To all the survivors out there, perseverance does pays off, little by little. JHS
Posted: 09:30AM Nov 21, 2018
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Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9732

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!



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SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 12:18AM Nov 22, 2018
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Posts: 5389

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Happy turkey thanksgiving to you all!

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Posted: 08:26PM Jan 27, 2019
Avatar for whoviandeb whoviandebAus
Posts: 954

Family room has been quiet since November... guess that was one rough Thanksgiving!

Each day is a gift, that's why it's called the present.
Posted: 01:14AM Jan 29, 2019
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Posts: 2374

I know it was for me Deb

Sitting on a book shelf doesn't make you a book, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian.
Posted: 02:21AM Jan 29, 2019
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That's how it goes sometimes. I had a rougher Christmas, but mostly because I got sick a few days before and that threw off the whole holiday for me. But hey, now it's almost February.

Each day is a gift, that's why it's called the present.
Posted: 01:42AM Feb 1, 2019
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Technically, for Braingle it is now February! I have 25 minutes to go still. Some things will never change, some things have to change. Days are a bit longer now, and I don't mean because we are moving towards more sun in the sky at night... my personal winter storm is starting to rise. I guess every so often, I think I don't want it to end... and then I realize it has to. Sorry Deb you got sick at Christmas time... that would not be good. When I was a kid around 7 or 8, I was really sick on the 4th of July and could not go outside to light those sparklers... it was the worst 4th of July ever to look out at everyone else doing it (we were at my cousins house)... now it seems incidental; but hey, I remember that night anyway!

Sitting on a book shelf doesn't make you a book, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian.
Posted: 06:26AM Feb 2, 2019
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I feel for you RGW4. One step at a time mate!

Snappy Snappy Snap..Snap Snap Snap Snap!
Posted: 10:47PM Feb 2, 2019
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Thank you Snappy. As I told my kids a couple days ago, there are more good waking hours in the day than bad now... it is the evenings that are the hardest, because there's not as much to do but type some memories down, watch TV or read; the first two just make me think about her at times, reading is hard to concentrate on now too, so I have stayed away from it. Still a bit too cold outside to sit and enjoy the evening skies. Yep, one step at a time!

Sitting on a book shelf doesn't make you a book, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian.
Posted: 08:43AM Feb 3, 2019
Avatar for bluegrasss bluegrasssAusmod
Perseverance
Posts: 7951

Randy, Snappy and I are with you as we know what it is to take one step at a time. You are well bless with such good friends here.

To all the survivors out there, perseverance does pays off, little by little. JHS
Posted: 09:55PM Feb 14, 2019
Avatar for KDestroyer9 KDestroyer9tus
Posts: 1512

NEWS FLASH!:

As I am in 8th grade, I am going to be heading to high school next year.
Yesterday I went and took an interview as part of my application to SECA.


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"No one has ever changed the world by doing what the world has told them to do." – Eddy Zhong
Posted: 11:14PM Feb 14, 2019
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KD, being self employed has its benefits for sure. The Path must be really looked at. In 1979, I was newly married and expecting our first child. We decided she would be a stay at home mom (many today do not do this, it almost seems like both spouses have to work to make ends meet), sadly my employer did not provide insurance. It was a no brainer, I had to find work as an Electrician with someone who had benefits. I ended up working for a major newspaper in Los Angeles (no rocket science here to think who this was). At the same time of applying for this job, I applied to get my State Contractor's license. I got the job at the newspaper, and a couple months later got a test date for my license. I took it, and passed the first time. Got my license in July of 1979; but I had a full time job (mostly inside... a real benefit when it rains or is really hot). Having the license, I could have been self employed... but I stayed with this newspaper for over 26 years, using my license only on the side for the week-end. During those 26 years, I chose to transfer to a new plant some 35 miles from my house. After some 20 years there, I ended up being the Supervisor in charge. 5 years later, the plant closed, people used the internet over getting an actual paper, go figure.

For some 12 years, I fell back on my license as an Electrical Contractor. I was now self employed. Not planned, just in the cards. Having a backup plan in life is important. I retired some 2 years ago, and still get calls from my clients of the past 12 years of working. Yes, a slight brag, but I was good at what I did... and I was always honest and reliable. More than one of my clients told me that they could set their watch by when I showed up. If I told them 10 AM, I was there at 10 AM. In 12 years, only one job was held up because the current client kept adding more work because she liked what I did. I did at least call the one I was missing the appointment with... another thing many today do not consider - how others feel when you hire someone who just shows up when they feel like it. Yep, slight lesson your interviewer may not tell you, but if they do... you have a head's up. Be honest and reliable. You may not become self employed, but even if not, your employer will appreciate this too!


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Sitting on a book shelf doesn't make you a book, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian.
Posted: 08:03AM Feb 15, 2019
Avatar for KDestroyer9 KDestroyer9tus
Posts: 1512

Thanks RG.

Bonus fact: I am 12. (if you want to know how, please say so)


"No one has ever changed the world by doing what the world has told them to do." – Eddy Zhong
Posted: 11:33AM Feb 15, 2019
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KDestroyer9 wrote:
Thanks RG.

Bonus fact: I am 12. (if you want to know how, please say so)


My youngest daughter is 12, turning 13 in May and is only in 7th, so may we assume you skipped a grade somewhere along the way?


Each day is a gift, that's why it's called the present.
Posted: 09:53PM Feb 15, 2019
Avatar for KDestroyer9 KDestroyer9tus
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REASON IN A NUTSHELL:

I stayed 1 extra year of preschool, so I skipped 2nd grade to fit into my age group.
I then skipped 5th to get into Franklin High School, which was terrible so I am at Maxine Hong Kingston now.

So TWO grades, actually.


"No one has ever changed the world by doing what the world has told them to do." – Eddy Zhong
Posted: 04:56PM Jul 18, 2019
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Wow KD, I'm 1 month younger than you and I'm one grade below you.

If you keep rereading my signature, you'll get really bored of it! Signatures I like: whov, deb, celt, froggy, fun, cheese, music, rove, wheels, snow, spid, sky, Bobbi (not the rise early part!!)
Posted: 08:24PM Dec 24, 2019
Avatar for whoviandeb whoviandebAus
Posts: 954

Merry Christmas to many of you! Happy Hanukkah to others of you! And have a darn good week to the rest!

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Each day is a gift, that's why it's called the present.
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