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Old 03-13-2010, 03:38 PM  
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I felt compelled to slip them a twenty for it.
Compelled is the keyword here. . .
Anyway, you da' Ma'am!


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You guys are mean.
Savy, we are not mean, we just want you to have realistic expectations, thats all.

and Buds wrapped up in American Idol right now so....


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My reality perspective is always a bit skewed. Still, it makes me try stuff that you wouldn't think would work, but it does. For instance, my shower tile project. I don't know if you boys have ever heard of Freecycle.org, but it's a place to offer and ask for stuff for free. I put up a want for any amount of RedGard. I actually got it! A guy had a quarter pail he didn't want to throw away.

In the end, I bought a house expecting my dad to be available for questions and support, maybe even coax him out for projects. Who knew computer solitaire was deadly?

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In the end, I bought a house expecting my dad to be available for questions and support, maybe even coax him out for projects. Who knew computer solitaire was deadly?
Savvy, sorry to hear about your dad, we are here for support if you need us, just ask and I'm sure he's proud of what you are doing on your own.

Now go update those before pics!
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I hope he at least got to live out his allotted ~85 years.
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Interesting thing about it is that my grandfather, his father, died at the age of 77 in November after coming in from working outside. He was just going to close his eyes for a few minutes while grandma fixed his lunch. He just died sitting in the chair. My father had always said he hoped he went as quickly and peacefully as his father.

So, in November, at the age of 77 (four days before his 78th birthday), dad was waiting for mom to come back from pool therapy and fix lunch. Decided to knock out a few games of solitaire on the PC. That's how mom found him.

I don't begrudge him that exit one little bit. In fact, it's kind of comical, and my dad was a happy guy and we were raised being able to laugh at ourselves. He would have gotten a kick out of it.

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That is quite a story.

"American satirist and writer Mark Twain was born on 30 November 1835, exactly two weeks after the comet's perihelion. In his autobiography, published in 1909, he said,

'I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet.'
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"Then, just before he died Halley's Comet passed over. "

And these two, Will and Ariel,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Durant
possibly willed themselves to die.

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That's not so far fetched. I worked for a cemetery/mortuary for a few years, and far too often to be coincidental, a surviving spouse would die just weeks after the death of the other. My grandmother, dad's mom, *refused* to die until she spoke to him. My parents had gone on vacation an someone's condo, and my aunt called in the morning saying grandma didn't have long and wanted to talk to dad. We didn't have the phone number for the condo and it took half the day for us to reach them. Dad spoke to her for a little bit and they hung up. Not two minutes later my aunt called back and said grandma had passed.

What a dreary topic of conversation! All I can say is I vote for going mike dad and grandpa. Just motoring a long and lights out! I'm an admin for trauma surgeons and I know there are far less pleasant ways to go.

Now, about my fireplace...

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far too often to be coincidental
These Finnish dudes [or women?]
Mortality after the death of a spouse: rates and causes of death in a large Finnish cohort.
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I knew it wasn't my imagination!

I'm about to post over in Brick and concrete. Change of venue.



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