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Another season has just about passed and the weather is changing-at least that's what I'm reading on various websites about how the weather has "gotten downright chilly".  

Here in Orange County, CA-we had a "chilly" day-why we just about froze this past week when the temps plunged to 75. I even wore the bottoms of one of my actual sets of winter pajamas under my husband's tee shirt. I did have to take them off sometime during the night, but I DID put them on and even wore socks for a couple of hours.

Thank goodness, the weather improved and is back into almost the triple digits. I was almost hoping for a bit more cold weather. My mom knitted me a beautiful throw and I'm really looking forward to using it.  

This whole summer has been a challenge in so many ways. On July 6th we started remodeling the upstairs bathrooms. The contractor swore (like I believed him) that the small bath would take 3 weeks, tops. I laughed. Here we are over 2-1/2 months later and the darn thing is still not done. Close, but not done.

As for the Master-I must say, they started off with a bang (literally, if you want to count the swinging hammers on the tile) and the bathroom started looking pretty darn nice until we went to Vegas.

Seems that must have stopped their train of thought process. Came back and no one knew what the next step was supposed to be. Ahhh. I think the only thing that really got done was my blood pressure going up from dealing with everyone telling me that they "were fighting for me because they knew they couldn't work until so and so came and did their part".  

Out came the cell phones and the conversations amongst themselves. Of course, I was standing right there hearing it all. I suppose this was a good thing.
So far I have a beautiful amount of tile work done, a toilet and tub hanging out in my bedroom, a small bath that my husband has upholstered with butcher paper (this to stop the crew from damaging stuff when they eventually come in to finish it) and 4 people crammed into a 5×4 foot ¾ bathroom.

Then we've had our son and future daughter-in-law going through hoops to get their first place. They finally got the keys this past week. Like all the young people on "My First Place"-they are all smiles and giddiness and a bit of trepidation. Yes, they now are realizing that they will have to pay utility bills, cable bundle and trash bills, buy furniture, food and a whole lot of other stuff-it's fun to watch their faces.

That's not all; the summer season has seen us go through some health issues. Our daughter had some surgery, I had more physical therapy and both Steve and I are going through "parent" issues. My mom was in the hospital and is still having some issues. His mom is, well, his mom.

This week was another medical week for me. Oh the fun. It's not enough to have rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative discs in my neck, sciatica and complex regional pain syndrome-nope; I now have severe bursitis, 3 bone cysts and osteoarthritis in my right hip. Nothing says fun quite like 3 cortisone shots (these followed the one in the same general area from last month) in your most tender spots.

Yes, autumn is here-but I think I'm in for a really long fall.

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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Sep 18, 2009
    • wait til the plumber gets there......then you will be looking at cracks, and not the ones that you can just fill in with plaster! happy happy joy joy..ugh ohhhh



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 18, 2009
    • don’t I know it.  I’m honing in on the day I can use my new whirlpool.  will that be enough?  we shall see.



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      Mztracy wrote Sep 18, 2009
    • Well, the bright side is you have a roof over your head I guess. And thankfully one bathroom to use.  

      I love the fall as it is the best time and weather for my MS. I can actually go outside in my chair.  

      You should talk to your doc about ‘facet’ blocks. Less painful than cortisone and they last much longer.  

      My dd’s friend [13] was diagnosed with RA. She almost had to stop cheerleading, but thankfully the new meds they have her on seem to help. So she can still be a cheerleader, and she is doing swimming!  

      Hope the house gets back together soon for you!



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 18, 2009
    • I hear you mz-for me the best time is any day that’s warm and DRY.  hot and humid is just as bad as cold, windy or rain.

      I’m on Enbrel-works pretty well.  now if I could find something for all the rest.  I use my TENS unit a good deal.  those lidicaine patches are worth nothing though.

      glad to hear your dd friend is able to continue w/ her fun.  I sure miss dance class, but happy to be doing whatever I can do to stay toned and in shape.  not easy, as you know.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 18, 2009
    • it’s been a gut job-we now have the tile work about 80% done, waiting on the cabinets, the counter/bath top, all the plumbing and the electrical to get done.  Plus the porcelain all has to be installed along w/ the tub, shower doors and the medicine cabinet, mirrors and the rest.

      big job and the small bath had the same done, except it’s a shower/tub combo.  I just would love to have them do the tiny bit that’s left there so we could enjoy it!



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