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Jeremy, yay on your new job!  So glad you finally got started with it after all this time.  And love the fire pit! 

 

Selkie, welcome back!  Hope you heal and recover quickly.

 

Lawson's finger...  well, I figured if I took him to the ER, they would do stitches because he was there, but thought it'd be okay without them, just keep it clean and sealed.  Well.

Thursday he went to the school clinic (he's in college).  One nurse "committed blasphemy" (his words) when he took off the bandage, and the other chastised him for not getting it looked at sooner (he didn't go until after his morning classes).  They said it needed stitches, it was pretty deep, but then determined it had been too long and they couldn't do it.  So they put some steri-strips on and bandaged it up.  Last night while he slept the strips finally came off, and I got the first look at it this morning.  Ewww.  It is not healing nicely, and it has been bleeding still.  Don't think I can mush it together with butterfly bandages at this point.  Tonight I will try and clean it real good and see what I can do.

 

Lawson has really gotten into models lately, building Gundam and other anime robots.  He's doing a good job, and we can relate with minis and models, so that's neat.  He even uses some of my tools and supplies (I no longer have a self-healing cutting mat...).  He just needs to find a different way to cut the "nubs" off.  I went in his room a few minutes ago, and there he was still pulling the knife towards his fingers.  :(  Ugh.  The problem is that using small cutters scars the plastic, so I'm not sure what the solution is.

 

I went and bought some first aid supplies tonight...

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Micromark sells some knippers made for modelers to take those nubs off cleanly. I'm on my phone right now so I can't link it but they are just the what he needs.

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He does (supposedly) have special nippers, that he bought at the model store.  I'll check Micromark and see what else I can find.  Maybe those will be better.  Thanks!  

And Holly, I have got him some emery boards, and some of those model sanding films.  Hopefully those will help!

 

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Ok, so today has been one of those bad and short-tempered kind of days.... Just call me Mrs Grouchy Principal, or Grincipal or something like that... Think Grincipal may be my new nickname around here as of today ;)

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Going to my monthly therapeutic massage appointment tonite- boy do I need it badly!  :stretcher:

 

My back was already going bad and then over the weekend I had the chance to hold three precious newborns! :cloud9:  Today's pain was totally worth it!

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Had a very rare girly day. I was asked to pick up some of our clubs displays at the Boca Raton Community Center. Just a few blocks from there is Mizner Park, a lovely shopping center. In it there is a very rare (to south Florida) Lord & Taylor department store. I'm heading to Europe for a month soon so it's time to think about necessities for the trip. I found a lovely light blue cardigan and scarf. While I was having my makeup done. The attendant asked me what environment my skin is usually exposed to. I said, "Stone dust, saw dust, glues, solvents, paints and a hot garage".

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Glad to hear so many are heading out on mini trips of all sorts. I'm living vicariously through you all at this point. Enjoying your shopping and massages and camping trips and vacas and moving plans and European adventures, miniature plans and purchases, and all the rest. Whew! It's hard to keep up with you all. 

 

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Selkie, it does my heart good to hear you sounding like your old self. If we lived closer, you'd be getting TLC from me too:)

 

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My son got me out of bed at 1AM last night because the kitchen was filling with smoke. He had been making himself a cup of tea in the microwave, then went to the bathroom. When he came out he smelled smoke and the microwave had turned off. I came downstairs to see smoke all along the kitchen ceiling. Of course, the smoke alarm in the front hall, which beeps like crazy if I scorch something in the broiler,  didn't make a sound. 

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Yesterday morning, after my microwave got smoked, I started searching online to find a replacement locally. I wanted to be able to pick it up at the store, and return it just as easily if there was a problem with it.

I found the perfect microwave oven for my needs on Sears.com, but it said the store only had 3 of them left in stock, so I ordered one for store pickup.

 

I waited all day for my confirmation email and pickup slip. This morning still no email from Sears, but according to their website, my microwave was ready to be picked up at my local store. --- But I needed to bring my email, which I didn't have.

 

I called the store, got transferred to a guy in appliances who said they had 1 of them left, and gave me the phone number at Sears.com. I called Sears.com and went through a bunch of recorded messages that were of no help. I called the number back, and ignoring all the recorded messages, waited for a human. He called my local store and said I was all set, just go to the store and pick it up with the order number I had printed from Sears.com. 

 

I am so glad I printed that page, just to be on the safe side.

 

Walking into the Sears appliance department, I saw a rep who knew just what I was there for. She told me to drive down to the warehouse pickup which was down a back road from the mall. When I got there, I was told they only had the wall mounted microwaves that hung over the stove, and sent me back to the store.

 

Back in the store I found an office where I got some more assistance, because I couldn't scan my barcode at the pickup area because I didn't have an email with the barcode for my order.

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DS came along on my trip to Sears, loading the heavy box in and out of the trunk. We stopped at IHOP for lunch. The spicy chicken ranch sandwich was quite tasty.

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The back is still being a literal pain-in-the-butt, so I spent the evening lying on the coach working on wiring a couple of sconces for the Ellwanger house.

 

It's Easter weekend, and our family will be having dinner at my parents' house - - and this year we finally convinced her to let everyone bring the food so she wouldn't have to cook!  Therefore, I decided that I wanted a coconut cake for Easter this year.  So in between sconces I baked a cake.  :)  I know - the whole idea for my evening was to REST my back.  Well, it got a little rest anyway! ;)

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Coconut cake, huh? Too bad I don't live in SE PA anymore, I could go for some good coconut cake.

 

Back a pain in the butt, literally--  been there, done that many times. As long as you enjoyed the baking it's not so bad, and you get to eat cake.

 

Come to think of it my present hip pain is actually in my butt. It's been there to one degree or another all week.

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Our overhead microwave died quite awhile ago, though not quite as dramatically as Grazhina's! DH was out of town so I just bought a  table model and we've been using that ever since. Last week I finally picked up another overhead one, rebuilt (much cheaper than new) and we haven't got it installed yet. My cousin is coming over sometime in the near future to help DH install it. The beast is very heavy!

 

We had a birthday dinner for DH last night - with grilled 16-oz New York Strip steaks, sauteed mushrooms and onions, palm heart salad, and baked potatoes.  :eatyum:  Cooked it all at home and it was so much better than a restaurant.    

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Our indoor pond sprung a leak, so after a week of dealing with flooded offices, I tried to find someone to take the fish. No dice. So I found a crew to rebuild the pond bigger. Then my stove seriously overheated and cooked my turkey to a crisp last sunday and then my washer died on tuesday. So the last two and a half weeks have been chaos. But now the pond is done (except for details) and the repairman will be out to finish fixing the oven and look at the washer on monday.

Here is the pond (liner isn't trimmed yet) and one of the fish.

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Yikes - sounds like you need a break! Hope spring is becoming beautiful where you live so you can a least enjoy some beauty outdoors for free.

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