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Old 01-04-2014, 08:53 PM   #751
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So he's found? I'm a bit confused ... but glad it appears he is fine. I hope all the issues get resolved. Will continue to pray!
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The news stations reported he is alive, however he is still missing and the family is still searching. His wife received a text from him at 11:40am, he is still not home and they are still looking, they are not sure if he is injured. Just a very sad situation, and prayers are very much needed.

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I'm back

I apoligise for being afk so long

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My DH had back surgery the 30th of dec stayed in the hospital until the 3rd when he was moved to the nursing home for rehab. He hates it there ,food is terrible and has and old guy next door who yells for a nurse every 5 min 24/7. So he's not getting much rest but it was the only open room. But he has to stay until he can get in and out of bed without using the grab bars. And be able to go up our front steps. Of course he wants me to stay with him all day. I did stay 24/7 when he was in hospital but it's not practical now. Poor guy I feel sorry he has to stay there wish he could come home.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #755
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I saw about Jennifer's husband on your Facebook page. I am praying.
Thank you Shannon!

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LIDDY! Oh my gosh....so excited to see you here! Welcome Back
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Wait. I was gone?

I'm so glad to be back!!!!! Things have been SUPER crazy with my health and the baby's health. We are both hanging in there.
AND YES, that IS a ticker! We're doing a family trip in OCTOBER (which you should come with us, DD11 has already informed me that I HAD to ask you and your girls to reschedule your trip.

If all goes to plan, DD will be performing. If not, then we still have a family vacation and Baby Sully gets his first trip!

I saw the posts all over FB about your friend's DH. Praying very hard for his safe return! Please keep us all posted.




SUZI!!! HI!!! How's things? So glad to be back!

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Awww... It's just so fantastic to have you back... I am so happy that you and baby are doing well.

October isn't totally out of the realm of things - but it's hard to explain. There is a TINY, miniscule chance that we could go in Oct, but it's really far fetching. I am just happy you are all going back - it's going to be a fanatastic tirp for you! So many things have changed since we were there!

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I also saw the posts on fb and have been praying for Casey. I hope that he is found soon.
Thank you - I will update what I can below.

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I totally understand the part where people just have to do their jobs, but this lady was just down right mean and rude. OUr planning commission is much the same (as I am sure it is for many areas) - we are an advisory agency, that is all... All decisions remain with the City Council.

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There is no excuse for any person in customer service to be unkind, rude or just plain nasty to anyone who calls for information.
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We are also experiencing below normal temps. It was 10 degrees when I let the dogs out this morning. Not sure what is with the wind chill. We got about 5 inches of snow Thursday night and I had to wear 2 pair of gloves when I went out to shovel yesterday.

Stay warm and continued prayers for everyone.
Today, the weather is supposed to start to get really bad, and into tomorrow... They are talking -50 to -70 with the windchill. And I am so nervous, because Josh has to drive up to my dad's tomorrow... I wish he would stay put for one more day.

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I really hope there is a happy ending and he is found safe and sound. We are expecting to go to -17 overnight on Sunday and I can't imagine what that would be like to be out in it. I'm praying for them.
Thank you!! I will update what I can below.

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I'm glad that he is safe but wonder what the heck he was up to. I feel sorry for his wife and other loved ones.
I wish I could tell you... Just continued prayers for his safety.

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So he's found? I'm a bit confused ... but glad it appears he is fine. I hope all the issues get resolved. Will continue to pray!
I know it is confusing, it's confusing to everyone. He is not "found" - he is alive, but that is all they know. I will update below, what I can.

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Hi Trisha! Happy to see you back here!

I am glad to hear that your DH is recouperating. I cannot imagine being stuck in a nursing home myself. Not sure if you read, but I recently had to go through much the same thing (finding a nursing home for rehabilitation) for my dad. So, I can truly relate. I hope that your DH makes a speedy recovery and he's out of the nursing home in no time.

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We did not go to see Saving Mr. Banks yesterday, to be quite honest - I was glued to this darn computer all day, trying to do what I could from here to help in Jenny's search for Casey.

I will update what I can update here.

This is what I know... Casey sent a text to Jenny yesterday right before noon, the police were able to pin point his location/area from that text and were able to find a business where he wrote a check. From their investigation, they were able to determine that Casey is alive and alone - therefore in no danger, so they called off the missing persons investigation.

However, as of this morning Casey is still not home. The family is still actively searching for him, they have had no contact since the one text yesterday.

So, even though it is confusing... I am giving prayer and support to the family freely, I may never know the real reason that Casey is missing, and that is OK - it is not a condition for my offer of prayer and support. I just want the family to find him, or for him to find his way home unharmed. I am certain that the family and Casey have a long road ahead of them, so I also offer prayers of support for them, I just cannot imagine the dispair and fear they are experiencing.

It is very dangerous out there today... Today is the start of our severely cold weather (-50 to -70 below) and it could be very dangerous to just walk from your house to your car.

If you believe in prayer and it is something you are inclined to do... by all means, please do so - for Casey and his family.

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In Disney related news, I am starting to make headway on which parks on which days... We only have 4 park days this time, so I really want to make the most of them. I believe we will be opening and closing each park every day we can (we just might not be there in the middle).

I hope each of you has a wonderful day... Please stay warm and safe out there... My prayers and good thoughts are with all of you. Tess... Have you had any updates on Gwen?

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Continued prayers for Jennifer, Casey and family. As confusing the situation is to me, a stranger, it has got to be tons more for the family.

Trip planning is good. Four days. I am interested to know if you would do all 4 parks. With the Disney trip giveaway contest going on now, the kids and I were talking about which parks we would go to if we only had 4 days. We decided Animal Kingdom because we missed so much there. We did all the headliners before the downpour started, but I feel we missed the essence of that park. We aren't sure if we would go to Epcot. Magic Kingdom for sure to check out the mine train and DHS because we had tons of fun there. If we did go to Epcot it would just be to take pictures.

I have a surprise trip in the works for the kids to Disneyland in September. Just found out Friday that we might be there the same time as Dapper Day. Marissa has been so wanting to do this since she heard about it last year. If I can pull off the surprise and Dapper Day too, I just might get mother of the year.
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Continued prayers for Jennifer and her family. It must be very hard for the family.

Gwen is finally back in PA. The viewings are today, and luckily our temps are going up, though we are having freezing rain right now. By 3 pm it should be in the low 40s. The service is tomorrow.

My brother and nephew are home. Jim came over last night with my sister and my younger brother was also here, as well as two of my cousins from Kentucky.

The weather is expected to get extremely cold over the next couple of days - I guess we will be getting some of the cold coming down from the north pole. We had record lows yesterday morning - it was -7 at the local airport and the "experts" expect even lower temps by Tuesday morning.

Stay warm everyone.
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Awww... It's just so fantastic to have you back... I am so happy that you and baby are doing well.

October isn't totally out of the realm of things - but it's hard to explain. There is a TINY, miniscule chance that we could go in Oct, but it's really far fetching. I am just happy you are all going back - it's going to be a fanatastic tirp for you! So many things have changed since we were there!
Well DD insisted that I ask and that you should go in October.

I'm anxious to see all the new stuff! I haven't followed much lately, as being in such poor shape and having the baby ... things were more important than following Disney news. But now things are better (not great, but better), I am starting to read the blogs and follow things closer! Plus, my cousin is going NEXT WEEKEND!!!! SO jealous! She's had a ton of questions, so I've done some research for her.


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We did not go to see Saving Mr. Banks yesterday, to be quite honest - I was glued to this darn computer all day, trying to do what I could from here to help in Jenny's search for Casey.

I will update what I can update here.

This is what I know... Casey sent a text to Jenny yesterday right before noon, the police were able to pin point his location/area from that text and were able to find a business where he wrote a check. From their investigation, they were able to determine that Casey is alive and alone - therefore in no danger, so they called off the missing persons investigation.

However, as of this morning Casey is still not home. The family is still actively searching for him, they have had no contact since the one text yesterday.

So, even though it is confusing... I am giving prayer and support to the family freely, I may never know the real reason that Casey is missing, and that is OK - it is not a condition for my offer of prayer and support. I just want the family to find him, or for him to find his way home unharmed. I am certain that the family and Casey have a long road ahead of them, so I also offer prayers of support for them, I just cannot imagine the dispair and fear they are experiencing.

It is very dangerous out there today... Today is the start of our severely cold weather (-50 to -70 below) and it could be very dangerous to just walk from your house to your car.

If you believe in prayer and it is something you are inclined to do... by all means, please do so - for Casey and his family.

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In Disney related news, I am starting to make headway on which parks on which days... We only have 4 park days this time, so I really want to make the most of them. I believe we will be opening and closing each park every day we can (we just might not be there in the middle).

I hope each of you has a wonderful day... Please stay warm and safe out there... My prayers and good thoughts are with all of you. Tess... Have you had any updates on Gwen?

D~
I will continue to pray hard. I understand now. I hope whatever is going on gets resolved. Regardless, prayers are going out. God knows what the family needs and He will work his ways when He is ready. I pray for healing for the family, whether it be emotional or physical.

I thought you were going for like 10 days? Why only 4 park days? I'm confused again. I know, that isn't anything new. Anxious to hear more!

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Just arrived! Better late than never, right? Sorry I missed your previous adventure though. I'm not at all caught up, but I did read the first page.
OMG!!!!!! it is SOO GOOD TO SEE YOU again!!!
i have been asking D about you forever!!! Glad to see your back and you have a trip planned!!!


OK took me forever and i am not going to lie i skipped a lot.. ONLY because i kept in touch with you on facebook and texts..

So glad your Christmas was great!! and Santa was good to you all..

bundle up baby.. i am SO NOT ready for this cold coming in...

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My prayers continue for your friend and her family.

I don't think I realized you only had four park days this trip. I know from our December trip how hard this is to plan and get the maximum done.

I am still hoping that our office is going to close tomorrow, but I'm not counting on it.

And if you could all add a little prayer for our high school wrestling team. They are making the drive back from Rochester, Minnesota where they participated in a weekend tournament, home today.
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My prayers continue for your friend and her family.

I don't think I realized you only had four park days this trip. I know from our December trip how hard this is to plan and get the maximum done.

I am still hoping that our office is going to close tomorrow, but I'm not counting on it.

And if you could all add a little prayer for our high school wrestling team. They are making the drive back from Rochester, Minnesota where they participated in a weekend tournament, home today.


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4 park days are not a lot. I hope you make the best out of the days.
Too bad you didn't get to see Saving Mr. Banks. I hope you get a chance to see it soon. -50コ to -70コ sounds A LOT.
I hope Jenny gets Casey home soon and that they figure out what ever is going on in their family.
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OMG!!!!!! it is SOO GOOD TO SEE YOU again!!!
i have been asking D about you forever!!! Glad to see your back and you have a trip planned!!!
MO!!! HI!! It's so good to see you again, too! How's things been? I have missed so much this past year.

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And if you could all add a little prayer for our high school wrestling team. They are making the drive back from Rochester, Minnesota where they participated in a weekend tournament, home today.
I just saw this and sending out a prayer, but hoping they have already arrived safely!
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I know you are ready... Alli was 2 weeks late - and boy was I READY. LOL She was just too comfy in there to want to come out. LOL

Yay that you survived the Play Doh... HOpefully today goes just as well with it.

Foot is OK - thanfully. As the day goes on, it's getting better and better.


Thankfully none of mine were late!! Early yes but not late. I'm just really uncomfortable right now. Feel like I have to go to the potty every 5 mins.

No play doh since the original day. Just haven't had time with us going through baby clothes and trying to get that all cleaned and put away. Also still need to pack overnight bags for the kids and I.

Glad it's doing ok and getting better as the day goes on.


Sorry about how rude the management office was about the rent. I get they want their money but still to act like total jerks is uncalled for. Hope your able to get it all taken care of and quickly.

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I will update what I can update here.

This is what I know... Casey sent a text to Jenny yesterday right before noon, the police were able to pin point his location/area from that text and were able to find a business where he wrote a check. From their investigation, they were able to determine that Casey is alive and alone - therefore in no danger, so they called off the missing persons investigation.

However, as of this morning Casey is still not home. The family is still actively searching for him, they have had no contact since the one text yesterday.

So, even though it is confusing... I am giving prayer and support to the family freely, I may never know the real reason that Casey is missing, and that is OK - it is not a condition for my offer of prayer and support. I just want the family to find him, or for him to find his way home unharmed. I am certain that the family and Casey have a long road ahead of them, so I also offer prayers of support for them, I just cannot imagine the dispair and fear they are experiencing.
I saw all this on FB yesterday and just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. I hope he comes home soon safe and sound and they are able to get through whatever happened.
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Continued prayers for Jennifer, Casey and family. As confusing the situation is to me, a stranger, it has got to be tons more for the family
Thank you Shannon. I have a good update on Casey below.

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Trip planning is good. Four days. I am interested to know if you would do all 4 parks. With the Disney trip giveaway contest going on now, the kids and I were talking about which parks we would go to if we only had 4 days. We decided Animal Kingdom because we missed so much there. We did all the headliners before the downpour started, but I feel we missed the essence of that park. We aren't sure if we would go to Epcot. Magic Kingdom for sure to check out the mine train and DHS because we had tons of fun there. If we did go to Epcot it would just be to take pictures.
Well, as of now, we plan to do one park each day. It kills me that we will have to accomplish everything we want to accomplish at MK in one day - it feels like it will be impossibly rushed, and we will miss a lot. Normally when we go, we spend 2.5 days in MK... It might be possible, on one of our water park days, that we can go into MK in the evening... But we will see when the trip gets closer. That is also something we can do to leave our options open, and add it when we get there.


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I have a surprise trip in the works for the kids to Disneyland in September. Just found out Friday that we might be there the same time as Dapper Day. Marissa has been so wanting to do this since she heard about it last year. If I can pull off the surprise and Dapper Day too, I just might get mother of the year.
This is super exciting!!! I sure hope you can pull it off - she would be so excited!

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Continued prayers for Jennifer and her family. It must be very hard for the family.
Thank you Tess, I do have a Jennifer update below.

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Gwen is finally back in PA. The viewings are today, and luckily our temps are going up, though we are having freezing rain right now. By 3 pm it should be in the low 40s. The service is tomorrow.

My brother and nephew are home. Jim came over last night with my sister and my younger brother was also here, as well as two of my cousins from Kentucky.

The weather is expected to get extremely cold over the next couple of days - I guess we will be getting some of the cold coming down from the north pole. We had record lows yesterday morning - it was -7 at the local airport and the "experts" expect even lower temps by Tuesday morning.

Stay warm everyone.
I am thankful that Gwen made it back and you are all hopefully able to have some closure. I know this has been so heartbreaking for all of you, and you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Well DD insisted that I ask and that you should go in October.


Hahaha... Tell her that we love her and miss her!

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[I'm anxious to see all the new stuff! I haven't followed much lately, as being in such poor shape and having the baby ... things were more important than following Disney news. But now things are better (not great, but better), I am starting to read the blogs and follow things closer! Plus, my cousin is going NEXT WEEKEND!!!! SO jealous! She's had a ton of questions, so I've done some research for her.
I am anxious to get back to work again. Today is my first day back after the holidays, with everything going on though - I feel like I could really use one more week off.

I am glad that things are going better... I know it's sometimes difficult to recouperate.

And even more - I am very happy that you are planning another trip and we get to be honored with your presence once more! Very excited to have you back Liddy!

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[I will continue to pray hard. I understand now. I hope whatever is going on gets resolved. Regardless, prayers are going out. God knows what the family needs and He will work his ways when He is ready. I pray for healing for the family, whether it be emotional or physical.


Thank you. I do have a Jennifer update I am posting below.

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[I thought you were going for like 10 days? Why only 4 park days? I'm confused again. I know, that isn't anything new. Anxious to hear more!

to D and the girls!!
Well, the original plan was 10 days... And I'd still like to go for 10 days... As of now we are still booked for 10 days - and we plan to keep it that way until the last possible moment. But Josh's brother, wife and our sweet nephew are coming over from The Netherlands next August - as it is - they arrive here the day before we do. We just really want to spend as much time as possible with them, as we have never met little Thomas and we will only get to see him rarely. So, in reality, we will only be in Disney for 1 week... 4 park days and 2 water park days... After all, it's August and we loved the water parks last year - I don't think I could ever do a summer trip and not do a water park, it's almost necessary.

Hugs right back to all of you! I hope that our paths do cross some day again. BTW... My in-laws now reside in TN during the winter - they are there now... Knoxville, I believe.

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OMG!!!!!! it is SOO GOOD TO SEE YOU again!!!
i have been asking D about you forever!!! Glad to see your back and you have a trip planned!!!
I know! I knew she couldn't stay away from us forever.

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OK took me forever and i am not going to lie i skipped a lot.. ONLY because i kept in touch with you on facebook and texts..
It's OK - you know that!!! I am just glad you stopped by to say hi!

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So glad your Christmas was great!! and Santa was good to you all..

bundle up baby.. i am SO NOT ready for this cold coming in...

are the girls off school tomorrow?

I like your ADR's...
Yes, the girls are off of school today. The Governor called off all k-12 schools last Friday already, due to the severe cold we are supposed to have today.

Yah- our ADRs are gonna be crazy! This whole trip is going to be crazy! LOL

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My prayers continue for your friend and her family.
Thank you... I have a Jennifer update below.

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I don't think I realized you only had four park days this trip. I know from our December trip how hard this is to plan and get the maximum done.
I know! It would be bad enough with just us... but considering we have BFF with, it's going to be almost impossible to accomplish everything. I am not worried about Epcot/DHS/AK - I believe we can tackle most of those parks in one day each... but I am very worried about MK - I am trying to figure out what we can do, or how we can find another day to smoosh in there. We might end up staying one more night, because I am so worried that Mk will be a disaster day, otherwise.

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I am still hoping that our office is going to close tomorrow, but I'm not counting on it.
I saw on FB last night that they closed it. Thank God!

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And if you could all add a little prayer for our high school wrestling team. They are making the drive back from Rochester, Minnesota where they participated in a weekend tournament, home today.
I hope they arrived home safely! They were only about an hour from me. The weather wasn't too bad here yesterday - cold, yes - but not as cold as it's supposed to be today.

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4 park days are not a lot. I hope you make the best out of the days.
I know - I will need a seriously rigid touring plan for MK. And I don't like touring that way - but I don't think it can be helped.

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Too bad you didn't get to see Saving Mr. Banks. I hope you get a chance to see it soon.
We went to see it yesterday... I will update about it below.

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-50コ to -70コ sounds A LOT.
It is... I am very nervous about it, actually. Normally - it wouldn't bother me, but Josh has to travel in it today, so I am a bit of a wreck.

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I hope Jenny gets Casey home soon and that they figure out what ever is going on in their family.
Thanks! I have a Jenny update below.

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I just saw this and sending out a prayer, but hoping they have already arrived safely!
Thanks Liddy! I have a Jennifer update for you all below.

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Thankfully none of mine were late!! Early yes but not late. I'm just really uncomfortable right now. Feel like I have to go to the potty every 5 mins.
Yah - Alli was 2 weeks late and V was 1 week early. Which is shocking now... because Alli is always the first to wake up in the morning and V sleeps all day long if she can. However... Polar opposite when we are trying to get ready to go anywhere... V is always the first one ready, and Alli has to primp herself forever.

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No play doh since the original day. Just haven't had time with us going through baby clothes and trying to get that all cleaned and put away. Also still need to pack overnight bags for the kids and I.
I hope you are able to get everything ready. I keep checking in the morning, expecting to hear that you're new little guy has arrived.

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Sorry about how rude the management office was about the rent. I get they want their money but still to act like total jerks is uncalled for. Hope your able to get it all taken care of and quickly.
It's just so frustrating.

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Happy to hear your dad may be moving soon!! That is great news!!
Me too! I am very excited for him!

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I saw all this on FB yesterday and just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. I hope he comes home soon safe and sound and they are able to get through whatever happened.
Thank you... I have a Jenny update below.

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First of all, I want to thank each of you for your prayers for Jennifer and Casey. I woke this morning to see on FB that Casey arrived safely home sometime during the night. Such a relief to so many. I just cannot imagine the dispair and terror Jenny must have been feeling. I know she is so thankful for all of the prayers and shares she had while they were searching. So, I wanted to pass along those thanks.

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Josh took us to see Saving Mr. Banks yesterday... What a wonderful and powerful movie. I loved it, the girls loved it, and I dare say that Josh loved it too - in his manly non-Disney-loving way. My favorite part was when Walt dragged Mrs. Travers into DL... I was jumping out of my seat because I was so excited that she got to go to DL with Walt. LOL I felt like I was right there with them. LOVED the movie.

Then, last night was the premiere of Downton Abby... The girls and I have been waiting for this for 8+ months... Wouldn't you know - a front line stalled right over the top of our house, so half of the show was missed. Didn't the weather know that we've been waiting so long to see this show? Seriously... And it wasn't an entire part of the show we missed, our satellite kept fading in and out - so it was 1 minute chunks throughout the show. Sigh. We recorded a later showing - so I think we will try to watch that tonight to see if it's any better? Hopefully we get to, at least, see the parts we missed.

Today, I am back to work on custom orders... In some ways, I am looking forward to it, and in others - I am not quite ready. But, I must go back to reality at some point.

One of the reasons I am not ready, well - there are several, actually... First of all - as some of you may have seen or experienced first hand, MN is experiencing record low temperatures today - so cold that the Governor closed schools last friday already, in anticipation of the cold weather today. So, the girls are home and safe.

However, Josh is headed to my dad's today to begin the process of packing his items and moving him to his new place. It's a 3 hour drive, and some VERY dangerous conditions. I am a total WRECK about it. I am so nervous about him traveling.

To top it off, I am an absolute wreck about my dad, his house and how everything needs to be timed perfectly... I am just a ball of nerves and soooo emotional about it. I've cried so many times over the last few days, and I just cannot seem to get over this hump... This week just has to go perfectly and it's driving me CRAZY that I cannot be there to help Josh. I am so upset and frustrated that he has taken this upon himself, with out any help from anyone, and I am even more upset that I can't be there to help him. I feel like it's MY responsibility - and no one else's - I am just having the hardest time letting someone else take the control, even though I know it must be done. I really just want to throw up.

My dad's discharge meeting is this week... So, I am going to try to get as much done in my sewing room as I can. I am also going to see if BFF can take the girls one night this week... If so, I am going to take 2 days off in my sewing room (which will mean I have to work the weekend in there) and drive up to my dad's to help Josh, then go to the meeting and drive back, in time to be here to pick the girls up from school. I don't know if this will work - but it would bring me some relief, so I don't feel like Josh is taking on a responsibility that really isn't his. I NEED to do something.

That is all... I just need to pull myself together. This week was stressful enough as it is, and now I have to worry about Josh traveling too... I just pray that everything gets done and done on time. My dad has to be completely out of his apartment by the weekend, if we are to have any hope at all of not having to pay Feb rent for him too.

It's gonna be a long week.

I did want to take a moment to share a picture that my SIL posted yesterday of her and little Thomas... Such a precious, precious little guy... I just want to pick him up and hold him! Aren't they just adorable?


I hope that each of you has a wonderful day... I know there is so much weather going on all over the country, so please stay warm and stay safe. Tess, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today - and everyone else who needs them.

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