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  1. mamaloya

    mamaloya <font color=blue>Blows hard and hot and boils us<b

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    Well guys, I don't want to talk too much about what is going on, but my life has just got turned upside down.

    I have to move back home, find a house, find a job, put the kids in school (I have homeschooled thus far), sell my camper and big van, etc.

    Anyone in the market for a camper???? ;)

    Not sure when we will get to go back to the fort. I am going back to teaching so that eliminates all the times we liked to go. I will be in SE LA, so I will get a Mardi Gras break, which is great, except when it falls president's week. I do plan on making one last trip to the fort after we get settled into our new home.

    I am glad we had already decided to go back to tent camping before this.

    I am trying to decide between Mandeville (north of New Orleans) and Denham Springs (east of Baton Rouge). I considered my hometown, but there are no jobs available for me. In DS, I will be close to LSU when my son starts there next fall (it is his 1st choice college). I really like Mandeville, but am not sure about the job situation there. I am in the process of working with all the lovely army acronym agencies on doing all of these things, but it will take a while. Not sure when we are moving. I will also be having one major yard sale as a lot of our stuff needs to go to fit into a smaller home. No more king bed, no more huge wall unit entertainment center. Won't need a homeschool room, so most of that furniture will go. While I am at it, I may just go with a whole new style closer to my tastes.

    My how life has a way of changing in the blink of an eye. I always liked the idea of starting over, but I just did it after Katrina, not really ready to do it again.

    Time for a new tatoo!!!! I already dyed my hair. Maybe I will get my lovely belly button pierced too. Anybody got any kungaloosh handy?:drinking1

    I really need a trip to the fort. How crowded is it over Thanksgiving? Not sure if I can go this Mardi Gras or not. Can teachers skip school to go to disney? I really need to go there right now. Flying on Soarin'. Rafting down the Kali. Walking down mainstreet. Hanging out at the Fort!!!! Swinging in a hammock on the beach while the kids run amuck at the playground. Hmmm, boy do I need to get there soon. I have looking through the pic of the day to kind of slip away from the real world every night. It is not quite the same, but is nice.

    Anyone from LA know the best place to sell a camper?
     
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  3. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure!

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  4. VACAMPER

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    Wow, i'm not gonna ask what happened. I just hope everything works out well for you. Hang in there.
     
  5. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

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    I really don't know what to say,,I am so very sorry that wonderful people have to go thru hard times. But you have those beautiful children to stay strong for. I have always found that no matter how low things can be,,theres always a way up, we just have to find it. I'm sure your children will be a inspiration for you.
     
  6. mamaloya

    mamaloya <font color=blue>Blows hard and hot and boils us<b

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    So, anyone been to the fort over thanksgiving? Is it doable in a tent? Or, should I wait and try for Mardi Gras?

    Oh, and by LA, I mean Louisiana. :)
     
  7. mamaloya

    mamaloya <font color=blue>Blows hard and hot and boils us<b

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    Oh, and as for you designers out there... Any ideas for a tatoo???? Trying to decide between ankle and shoulder blade. Maybe a hidden mickey?? I am also thinking about a cross or maybe mickey praying to a cross.

    Any ideas??? Send me some pics that I can bring with.
     
  8. BigDaddyRog

    BigDaddyRog <font color=red>Ask me about my cartoon pitch<br><

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    Im in no condition to buy it...but I am curious...how much are you looking to sell the Van&Camper for?
     
  9. stacktester

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    We go every year Thanksgiving. You're more than welcome to pitch a tent on our site. No charge. We get in early Friday morning and stay til Monday afternoon.
     
  10. ntsammy5

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    Gee Sandra, sorry to hear all this. Keep us posted when you feel like it.

    Good luck.
     
  11. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    sandra....I just don't know what to say. But there is a reason for everything. Hold on, be strong and know that you have a lot of love over here!

    I'll be on the look out for a tattoo design!
     
  12. djblu883

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    well not gonna be there until Dec. but you are welcome to put a tent up with me as well...we had 3 drop out who were going to be in a tent anyway!!!! Dec. 12-20....welcome anytime you wanna join us!!!
     
  13. BigDaddyRog

    BigDaddyRog <font color=red>Ask me about my cartoon pitch<br><

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    Sandra...maybe a little time in the chatroom will cheer ya up...or at least give you someback up!!! They male-bash all the time over there!!!
     
  14. mamaloya

    mamaloya <font color=blue>Blows hard and hot and boils us<b

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    Donnie, be careful, I may just take you up on that. I really need a disney fix right now. If I can't get ressies, you may just hear from me.

    I am hoping the movers will be moving us just before Christmas.
     
  15. Us3

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    Sandra,

    Sorry to hear about all of this...but sounds like you're looking ahead and keeping it positive....so I'll say good luck to you.
     
  16. mamaloya

    mamaloya <font color=blue>Blows hard and hot and boils us<b

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    I am actually too angry to male bash right now, but I sure will make up for lost time when I am up for it.

    As for the chit chat though, I could use some useless chit chat right now. I am avoiding my neighbors right now not knowing who knows what. I am usually outside all day everyday after school hanging out with everyone while the kids play. The army is small though and gossip gets around here like wildfire. I have always avoided gossip and have never been the center of it. It is about to get like an army wives episode around here. :happytv: Yes, I watch that show. And, no, it is not very realistic, until now. And, no, I did not do it. :confused3

    I know there are a few of you on here who became suddenly single after a few years of marriage. How did you adjust? I am not looking for dating tips, because I don't ever plan on dating again. I am washing my hands of men altogether. I am done!!!!!!!!! Just want to know how you handled the switch.

    Also, still waiting on designs on tatoos.
     
  17. BigDaddyRog

    BigDaddyRog <font color=red>Ask me about my cartoon pitch<br><

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    RvUsa Chatroom

    Come on over...theres a bunch of us there right now
     
  18. ntsammy5

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    we're playing really nice
     
  19. auntie

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    Hold off on the tatoo..it's not really gonna change anything...what ever it is that has happened. You might wind up with a constant reminder of a tough time. If you still want it in a few months..then go for it! :thumbsup2

    I've always enjoyed reading your posts, and if there is anything I can do..even if it's just a shoulder..please let me know. :hug: I will hold a good thought for you and your family.
     
  20. mamaloya

    mamaloya <font color=blue>Blows hard and hot and boils us<b

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    You do have a good point. Maybe I will hold off and do it after I am settled and get it to celebrate my success at independence. I do have a friend who kept me from burning all of his clothes. Which turns out is a good thing because he could press charges against me if I had. I still think there is one shirt I may burn, just to blow off some steam. Then I can have a weiny roast. ;) :lmao: :rolleyes1 I'll have him bring the weiny. :rotfl2:
     
  21. BigDaddyRog

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    :lmao: Get'em girl!!!
     

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