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Altaira
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Dec 1 2012, 5:00pm

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Awwww, thanks gramma [In reply to] Can't Post

You always say the sweetest things - probably because you're the sweetest person. SmileHeart

I bet you're having trouble keeping your feet on the ground with the opening of The Hobbit so close. I didn't realize how excited I was going to be, but I couldn't take my eyes off of the live-streaming in Wellington.

Fun times! LaughCool


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 1 2012, 5:04pm

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One of the best things about the past couple days [In reply to] Can't Post

Has been seeing the mods geeking out like the rest of us! Obviously y'all have to do your mod-thing, but it's more fun when you join in the movie fever. Smile

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Magpie
Immortal


Dec 1 2012, 5:09pm

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not moving too far [In reply to] Can't Post

Just on the other side of town. I think that first move will be harder for him than me. He has two jobs. One is just blocks from our house and the other is downtown and we live blocks from the light rail which runs downtown.

Minneapolis is full of lakes so getting from his side of town to ours (for job #1) will require maneuvering around them. And now he'll have to take buses downtown which will surely take longer than light rail which is given precedence over all traffic in the corridor (says she he's had to wait through as many as 4 lights to make it across the intersection it crosses).

But when he finds a place with his fiancée, they'll probably look north of town since she works in a northern suburb. It will still be closer than if he moved out of the Twin Cities area or out of state. And her folks live in a northern suburb. All in all... not far.

No hope chest. We just on a really tight budget as we plan for the probable bankruptcy of my husband's business. The boys are making more than we are right now. But there are a number of household items I'd gladly let him take if he wants: the blender, the cast iron skillet, etc. Things he uses more than I do. And there's still the upcoming marriage when we have the opportunity to contribute to a household. For my part, I'd rather help him pay off school loans than buy him a place setting of china.

He says he plans to take everything even though he's only going to be at this first place a possibly short time. It's a house a high school buddy of his just bought who's offered to store stuff if needed. That's great since we do not have the room to store his stuff long term. This house fits four adults with little wiggle room! :-)


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Magpie
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Dec 1 2012, 5:11pm

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I am proud of them. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I hope we have those moments. I did not much with my mom once I moved out and I can't say I ever had it with my husband's mother. I want to be a place my sons want to visit. Not feel they have to or wish to avoid.

Our biggest problem is we don't have a large house and it's hard to host more than 4 or 5 adults at a time. But we'll just need to work on how to make that happen.


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Magpie
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Dec 1 2012, 5:15pm

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thanks, gramma [In reply to] Can't Post

I think, had they moved out during those tenser late teen or early 20's years... we would have been stuck dealing with the emotions that arise as kids try to break from their parents.

We went through those times but then we had to get through them. And we did find a way to be comfortable with each other as adults (although I think I will always call them 'the kids' to my husband!). I'm am grateful beyond belief that we had that opportunity.


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dernwyn
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Dec 1 2012, 11:34pm

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That is a big move [In reply to] Can't Post

from convenience to jobs, to more travel time. But it sounds like he's cool with it, and he's got everything worked out!

And you'll still have one at home. It's been good that you've had them with you during these trying times for you!

(Best of luck with whatever ends up happening!)


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dernwyn
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Dec 1 2012, 11:38pm

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Fantastic! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a great feeling it is, to have your work recognized! Cool


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dernwyn
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Dec 1 2012, 11:39pm

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That's not good! [In reply to] Can't Post

Had they not been able to fully extinguish the previous fire? Have they been able to contain it at all yet? Unsure


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silneldor
Half-elven


Dec 2 2012, 12:12am

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I concurasize with this remark.\\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 















Aunt Dora Baggins
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Dec 2 2012, 12:27am

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They had had it 40% contained [In reply to] Can't Post

but it was burning on the sides of a very steep canyon covered with fallen trees, so there was no way firefighters could get in there to fight it. They've been using helicopters for the past seven weeks, but last night the wind blew it into an open meadow on the east side of the park, near houses. One cabin burned down. The good news is that it's a lot easier for the firefighters to get in near the fire when it's in an open meadow.

This is the meadow where my great-grandparents' ashes were scattered before I was born. We'd scattered a few of my grandmother's and my mom's there too, so this photo made me cry, even though my head tells me the grass will all grow back next spring. That little charred hill in the background is what we've always called "Grandmother Hill".

On of my friends lost her home in an unrelated fire in Estes Park last summer, and her neighborhood is under evacuation orders now. That must be so traumatic.


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dernwyn
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Dec 2 2012, 2:09am

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Almost like [In reply to] Can't Post

the desolation of a dragon - all the smoke, and the charred ground. The sight is grievious! But yes, we know the plant-life there will return, and sometimes it will bring surprises with it. Look around closely, when the Spring has returned and you may walk there again.

I can understand the trauma of evacuation, and loss of home: it's what happens in this area, when there are storms coming in from the ocean! Fire and water, so different, yet so alike!

I wish the firefighters all the luck!


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Annael
Half-elven


Dec 2 2012, 2:40am

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Congratulations! [In reply to] Can't Post

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Dec 2 2012, 3:20am

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congrats Altaira :) sounds cool!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool

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Xanaseb
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Dec 2 2012, 3:24am

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that's pretty awful Aunt Dora, I can't imagine living in such a fire-threatened area :s // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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