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Author Topic: Eviction notice... Update #4 - still in limbo  (Read 9806 times)

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Offline Ann

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Eviction notice... Update #4 - still in limbo
« on: January 19, 2007, 10:24:23 PM »
I've had one of those days. Actually, I've had one of those weeks and it reached a crescendo this afternoon, just when I thought things were settling down again. I discovered I'm being evicted - but it's more a good thing than a bad thing. It's a long story and I decided to write about that and what else 2007 has in store for me in a blog. Buckle Up Tight and Strap on the Helmet!

I might be a little scarce around here for the next week or so but I'll drop in when I can. Wish me luck, stamina and a strong back! Please!  :)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 03:11:22 PM by Ann »
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 10:30:44 PM »
Dear Ann

I'll  be sending you good thoughts/vibes and hoping for improved health, better numbers and a good housing transition for you !

Paul

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 10:36:28 PM »



   Goodluck Ann...
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 10:37:01 PM »
What what?

I saw "eviction notice" and freaked... but this actually is turning out to be a good thing!

Huzzah for house living!  I hope your move goes well... I know they can be a bitch and a half.

And I hope your catchildren take to the move well, too! 

Good luck!
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 10:37:57 PM »
generally, individuals dont like change. looks like you'll find out which kinda individual you are. best o luck!
and ......even though you may not remember me????.... i always remember how kind you were to me.
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Offline marco23

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 10:40:07 PM »
Oh Ann,
I'm so sorry to hear that!! All my best wishes going out to you!! You'll be absolutely fine, not only do you have a strong back, you have a strong spirit! Hey, my shoulder is always here for you to lean on!!
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 10:47:34 PM »
moving 1000 books doesn't sound enjoyable.
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 11:04:31 PM »
Oh Ann! Sorry, really so much, about the eviction notice. One of those days, one of those weeks is right. If it makes you feel any better, the last time I moved I had to move... 3,000 books. Not fun. Wish I were on The Rock to help out.

And I hope your daughter's "defection" to California means that you'll be in the States more. Many drinks to be had, stories to be shared.

Love, Jay
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007, 11:24:33 PM »
Well, as long as you say it's a good thing!!  I made a vow when I moved into my very own hovel (yay capitalism and the burden of property!!) in 1999 the only way I'm leaving is in a body bag.  I'm even more dedicated to that vow now. 

Good luck over the next week and may the moving deities be with you.

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007, 11:29:51 PM »
Well, I buckled in a and strapped on the helmut & read.   Wow!  Talk about a lot going on!  As much work is involved, it still does sound like a good living upgrade.  As for the meds...girl, we can talk if/when that time comes.  I am MEGA adherent to my regimen.  I can give you all sorts of tips and support in that arena.  You'll do great when the time comes.  Good luck with all the work you have ahead with the move.  

Speaking of meds...time for me to run to the kitchen and take mine!
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007, 02:06:07 AM »
Wow, things really are stacked for you. It is funny how public housing goes, it took me about 3 years to get where I am and they lost my application twice. Some people just came to work to take up space I guess. But I'm glad the fire inspectors got you in a place much faster.

I'm kinda in the same boat as you with starting meds, I haven't started yet but I think the time is drawing near. Not much I can say but you gotta do what ya gotta do. I say thank the Goddess for Atripla and it being once a day because it will make it that much easier. But you can also get a pill box too, that really helps me to remember to take my diabetic meds. I would remember to take the am dose but would often forget the evening dose or was scared I'd take too much. Anyhoo, congrats on the new place and good luck with the move. Please keep us posted on your adventures.
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2007, 04:21:17 AM »
Good luck with the move Ann..BTW did you ever get that antique writing desk? if you did be careful when moving it you won't get another one like it I'm sure.

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2007, 06:29:07 AM »
I'm off to work this morning, and so won't be able to read the details until tonight, and even though you suggest that it's a good thing and I can grasp that concept, you will still be moving and I can't wish that on anyone for any reason (other than if their home has been gutted in a fire) so wish you, Ann, all strength, GOOD weather, reliable helpers, no drama during the process and peace in the new space.  Win
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2007, 07:32:49 AM »
Ann,

I'm sending good thoughts your way. I know moving is a bitch, but it sounds like you will be in a much better place.
Your attitude with all that is going on is great, you are a strong woman and will come out of this just fine.

Take good care of yourself

(((HUGS)))
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2007, 08:04:40 AM »
Hello Ann,

I know and understand how difficult it is that starting meds may soon be in your future. But I do believe as you stated, that you are handling this "Calmly".  I wish that I had done the same back in 2003 prior to starting on meds. I completely shut myself down and dismissed wanting or needing to start on meds until it was almost too late. I wish I had found this site sooner then I did. I certainly could have used a kick in the ass in more ways then one, to get myself moving and motivated. I even had Ed into believing that  I didn't need to start meds....

Sorry about the eviction, it is always a pain in the butt to have to move, but it won't be long until you you will have a new place to call "Home"


Good luck/ Take care of yourself-----------Ray
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2007, 08:14:19 AM »
 :),


PS what would you like as a house warming gift?



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2007, 08:15:53 AM »
I really feel for you, I hate moving even if it is for the better.

Sending you energy and best of luck.

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2007, 08:23:46 AM »
Good luck on your move Ann. Hope things go smooth sailing on your new house and you finally get what you well deserve. Did I hear you say "PARTY AT ANNS"LOL. Oh well it would be nice if one morning you woke up and the whole gang from aidsmeds was at your door to give you a big house warming party. Oh well good luck. Take care.

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 10:16:28 AM »
Hey Ann,
I remember a photo of your flat you posted at one time. If memory serves, your flat could best be described as "historic."

So, maybe the move is a good thing after all. Historic is fun, but not if you are in danger of becomming a cinder.

Central heating? What's that? It's been years since I had central heating. I don't know if I could deal with it. Its just, well, too warm.  ;)

Good luck on the move. Once you're settled, maybe you could post a photo of your new digs.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2007, 10:35:58 AM »
Ann - Best wishes in your move...  Will say a few prayers for everything to work out for you...

Love

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2007, 10:55:18 AM »
Hey Ann:

Yikes!  That's what I first thought when I saw the title of this thread.  Scared the bejeesus out of me.  Glad to read in your blog though that, while moving is going to be a pain, the new digs will most definitely be better.  Like Mark remembering the picture he mentioned, I remember the one you took from a distance of your flat (I think it was of your bedroom window viewed over the rooftops of the neighboring buildings) I liked that picture a lot.  But I also remember last year you commenting how cold your flat was, in fact so cold you were literally living in just one room cause that's all you could keep warm. 

So as you said it does seem like this is a good thing.

About the possibility of starting meds, well woman I've already shared my feelings with you on that one.  And just let me remind you if adherence becomes an issue, I will use the strategy I told you about!  UHUM   ;)

Good luck!   :-*

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2007, 11:04:03 AM »
Ann,

Good luck with the move honey.....moving is NO FUN, I hate it.   I hope it goes as painlessly as possible for you.

hugs,

Alan
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2007, 12:28:52 PM »
Ann I am going to be sending you all the positive vibes I can muster!  You can crash at my place if you need to.  Im not TOO far, if you use Mars as your definition of "a long ways".
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2007, 01:17:33 PM »
Best of luck with the move Ann.  And it is great that it is going to be an upgrade for you.  But I know it still causes some stress.  It sounds like 2007 is going to potentially be a landmark year for you.  Best wishes with all you have going on.  I wish I had a good suggestion for moving all those books!!!!
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2007, 01:22:05 PM »
HEY ANN,

I AM SENDING AN EXTRA DOSE OF ENERGY AND STAMINA TO HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

KEEP IN MIND THAT, IN THE PROCESS,  YOU WILL FIND THINGS THAT YOU THOUGHT WERE LOST FOREVER, AND YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET RID OF THINGS YOU WILL NEVER NEED!  KINDA LIKE A SNAKE SHEDDING A LAYER OF SKIN!  (SOMETHING LIKE THAT)

IN THE END YOU WILL BE GLAD IT HAPPENED....AND WE WILL BE GREATFUL FOR YOUR RETURN TO THIS FORUM!!  BEST OF LUCK!!

BE WELL...

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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2007, 02:00:33 PM »
Well....take care of yourself. Good luck.
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2007, 04:38:30 PM »
Hi Ann,
You do sound really calm in your blog for all that is going on. You will get through the move, and it will be a good thing.

And for the meds...when it is time for you to start, you will have all of us for support. There are lots of tricks to help one remember...medication alarm clock, cell phone alarm, pill box, check list.

Good thoughts and wishes going out to you!

Christine
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2007, 05:19:32 PM »
Ann,

Lift with your legs.

Kindest,
Drew

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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2007, 05:54:29 PM »
Ann: I am chiming in today to support you with your transition that is taking place. I trust that all will go smoothly for you.


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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2007, 06:41:52 AM »
Here's to smooth sailing Ann,  :-* Joe

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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2007, 07:11:12 AM »
Ann,

All the best with the move. Sounds like you'll be in a better and more secure situation.

Daniel
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2007, 02:04:46 PM »
Yeah for the central heat!

Good luck with the move. That is one thing I absoutely hate doing...packing and the unpacking!

Hugs
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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2007, 10:32:58 AM »
How did I miss this thread ???  Ann, it sounds like your move will be to a more comfortable place and that central heating sounds terrific in the climate where you live...As for starting meds, well you numbers are slowly going south so here's hoping that all works out...And best of luck to your daughter going to school in California...If she is nearly as bright as her wonderful mom then I'm sure she will ace her studies and really enjoy the change in weather as well...Take care, be well and let us know how the changes go down.

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Re: Eviction notice...
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2007, 10:43:19 AM »
Good luck Ann!!!

I am glad you have such a great attitude about it! Way to go!
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2007, 03:18:56 PM »
Hey Ann, you sound really excited about the move I hope it all goes smoothly I can vouch for the stress of a house move i've done it 5 times in the last 5 years!  It feels good when you are in the new place and all sorted though.  Keep us updated.
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2007, 08:25:48 AM »
Hey Ann,

I know things will  fall into place sooner than later and please keep us posted when you resume.
In case you forgot, you are the one who literally welcomed me into the forums and held my hand to show me how to, as i wrote my first introductory thread something like two years ago.

Much love and see you soon.

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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2007, 09:27:25 AM »
Thank you, each and every one of you, for your support and well-wishes. I can't even begin to tell you all how much it means to me to have you guys on my side.

I was in a kind of a limbo all weekend, not knowing where I was going to end up or when, exactly, it was going to happen. My head has been spinning to say the least! (yes, kinda like Linda Blair in the Exorcist!)

The house that was suggested on Friday, when the fire inspector was here, seemed ok. I know the woman who lives there now and she let me have a look around. I was supposed to get confirmation yesterday (Monday) and I did - initially. Then later on in the afternoon it was all up in the air again.

This morning I was told that I'm getting a different house, but this one won't be ready (it's getting new wiring, kitchen and bathroom) for a few weeks yet. I may be able to move in, at least for sleeping, around the end of next week (possibly February 1st). In the meantime, it looks like I'll have to stay in a bed and breakfast. The B&B they want me to go to is across town but I'm going to see if I can go to one that is right around the corner from my flat. I am allowed to leave everything in my flat for as long as I need to, but I cannot sleep here after Thursday night. The cats will have to stay here and my dog will be staying with my partner.

The house I've been allocated needs to be painted from top to bottom (because of the re-wiring) and it also needs carpets throughout. It's going to be a LOT of work in the next few weeks, but I can start before the tradesmen are completely finished. It also has a very nice garden, something the first house didn't have. On the downside, it's a fair bit smaller than the first place and I am going to have my work cut out for me in trying to figure out where my desk and library will go. I have a feeling I'm going to end up with bookcases and shelves scattered all over the house.

So, as it stands now, I'm going to have an "interesting" few weeks, but it will all be worth it in the end. I'll be ok as long as I can keep the end result in mind and not get too discouraged over the inconveniences of staying in a B&B etc.

I'll be around as much as I can. Now that I've got a better idea of what's going to happen, I'm calming down and I'll have a clear enough head to get back to work in Am I and the rest of the forums as well. I'm anticipating a couple days where I won't have internet access at all, but that probably won't be for a few weeks yet.

I'm hoping I can start getting some decent sleep. Haven't had a good night since last Thursday, before the fire officer dropped his bombshell on Friday. It's just all the uncertainty - giving me strange dreams and making it difficult to drop off in the first place. I'll be glad when this is all over and I'm in my new place. In the meantime, keep sending that positive energy my way - it's one of the things that's kept me going over the past few days. It really does make a difference!

Thanks again... just for being here for me.

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Re: Eviction notice... Update #1
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2007, 10:01:15 AM »


   Ann,

     To tell the truth I always found bookshelves all over the house to kind of give it that comfy feel.  While staying in the BB will you also be getting all the conforts they have to offer?  I know here in the states they can be quite charming.  I hope this is the case for you, however I do know nothing beats being "home".

     Once you do get in I see you are in for some "work in the next few weeks".  While this additional hassle to moving kind of sucks, at least you can add your personal touch to the walls and flooring.  Regardless I do admire your positive attitude on the whole matter, even if you are doing the head spins like in the Exorcist.  Just stay away from the split pea soup and don't being doing anything nasty with the crucifix.  Don't know if you ever saw the uncut version of the Exorcist, but she does something really cool with the cross.  Well cool in this sick demented mind of mine anyways.  If you have not seen the uncut version let's just say she was not a virgin after the Exorcist. 

    Damn I am straying a bit...  I think I always had a thing for Linda Blair when I was a kid.

   Back to you...

   I hope everything gets smoother for you from here on out and hope the transition is one you are happy with when it is all said and done.   Goodluck and please keep us updated.

   Thomas
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Re: Eviction notice... Update #1
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2007, 10:08:53 AM »
LOL... yes, poor old Linda Blair. Didn't she have a close encounter with a broom handle a couple years after the crucifix? I guess I better stay away from crucifixes, split pea soup and broom handles too, just to make sure. :D

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Re: Eviction notice... Update #1
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2007, 11:14:06 AM »
Hi Ann,

I've been busy at work and haven't had a chance to keep up with all the threads....somehow I missed this.  Good luck with the move and the decision to start back treatment. 

The trip to the Rock didn't pan out.  But fingers cross that maybe another one will.

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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2007, 12:41:09 AM »
Hey Ann~~

I hope the move goes smooth for you. While you and Thomas were discussing the exorcist, I got to thinking, not sure what religion you follow but once you move in and if you can stand the smokiness, buy some sage and burn it throughout the house. It cleanses the house of negative energies of the previous tenants or the guys that are doing repair work that may have brought negative vibes in with them. I'm sure Mark could prolly add to what I'm saying or Rev Michael. Just saying....Cause I don't want you to think I lost my marbles.
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Re: Eviction notice... Update #1
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2007, 07:11:34 PM »
Hi Cliff, and thanks.

I'm not going back on meds, so far I'm treatment naive. I'm just aware that the time is getting closer and all this probably isn't helping.

Hi Akasha, and thanks to you too.

I know about sage and I have a smuge stick ready. I've also got a bell. ;) I just don't know when I'll get to use them yet.

Everyone - I've posted an update in my blog. Things aren't going so well at the moment. I'm hoping tomorrow is a better day.

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Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2007, 07:28:44 PM »
Are you being churlish? Hell no! In your position I'd be fuming, making angry but well-composed speeches to every bureaucrat, and retaining a bulldog lawyer (at least pretending to retain one).

I don't know whether this would work on The Rock so I'm not suggesting you try it. But in my experience of bureaucracies, a two-pronged attack is the best defence against consitutional apathy. If they're making veiled threats, call them on it; and make some of your own. And if they shrug their shoulders -- the I'm-just-a-cog-in-the-machine response -- hold several actual individuals responsible. If there is one thing every bureaucrat fears it is personal responsibility. Angry tears are a great device.

Fuming on your behalf. Sorry it's been such a pain.

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Re: Eviction notice... Update #2
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2007, 01:55:11 PM »
Ann, you're in my thoughts.  I know living uncertainty is hell. 

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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2007, 06:13:46 PM »
Thanks Jay, thanks Spud.

I've written an update in my blog again. ;)

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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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Re: Eviction notice... Update #3
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2007, 06:31:48 PM »
It is beginning to sound so cozy and fine, although temporary, Ann, that it makes me look to the east.  I hope that things continue to progress as they seem to be doing.  Best, Win
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Re: Eviction notice... Update #3
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2007, 07:24:23 PM »
Dear Ann

It's good to read about the positive turn of events for you these past few days. I hope your weekend is good and restful with no drama in sight.

Sending you my best thoughts and wishes through cyber space from Australia. Keep us updated.

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« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2007, 12:25:17 AM »


  Ann,

     Glad to hear about those numbers going in a positive direction.  I hope everything else continues to improve, hopefully there will be a solution to all this next week.

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« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2007, 01:44:47 AM »
Ann,

The garden sounds lovely... sorry for all the trouble.

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Re: Eviction notice... Update #3
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2007, 07:47:15 AM »
Ann,

I'm happy to hear that things seem to be getting better for you. Sounds like you have a nice place to rest your head at night. Everything else will work itself out.
I know that you are very pleased with your lab results...Good going!

Hang in there sweet lady!

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