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Shawnee123 01-13-2009 02:21 PM


DanaC 01-13-2009 04:21 PM

Funnily enough it's the Cellar that's making me happy today. Well, for the last few days really. No one thing in particular. Just a few things that have gone on or been said, which have brought home to me afresh, how much this community means to me. How real a community it is. The fact that what happens to the people in here really matters, just as much as what happens to my local friends matters. The sheer joy of being able to disagree fundamentally with someone and it not be a problem, (almost) nobody holds serious enmity and nobody is looking to do real damage to anyone.

This place keeps me rooted (as the actress said to the bishop......) and makes me feel like I am starting from a position of strength.

@ Sundae. Good goin babe, you're doin great. Incidentally, I got paid this week, so I can send you a 'Build your own second hand bookstore' kit this week :P

DanaC 01-13-2009 04:25 PM

Oh forgot to say: Cic, nicely done:)

glatt 01-13-2009 04:27 PM

I'm happy that my son's ear surgery went well today. (tubes in ears)

He woke up after they knocked him out, and that's always nice. :)

richlevy 01-13-2009 07:21 PM

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Last night I found a good photo for the inside cover of my tea chest. I keep a tea chest at work. It basically a wooden box with compartments. The inside cover is plain, so I selected an appropriate photo off of the Internet and printed it on 8.5x11 photo paper.

After I taped it up in the tea chest, it matches perfectly. It looks like it was made for it.

It's the little things.

DanaC 01-14-2009 04:32 AM

Oh that's lovely! That looks bloody brilliant!

@ Glatt: glad to hear it went well. Must be nervewracking for a parent, when the little-uns have to go under. My only point of reference is my dog. I spent the entire day terrified he wouldnt wake back up last time he had to go under.

Shawnee123 01-14-2009 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 521983)
I'm happy that my son's ear surgery went well today. (tubes in ears)

He woke up after they knocked him out, and that's always nice. :)

Good to hear glatt!

And what Dana said. :)

glatt 01-14-2009 08:18 AM

I was with him when they knocked him out, and it surprised me how it made me sad. Just to see him looking in my eyes as I spoke softly to him, and then those eyelids fluttered and he was gone. I got a lump in my throat as I left the operating room.

But then he came back only 15 minutes later, and it's like night and day now with his hearing and his personality. There had been fluid in his ears for the last month or two since his previous tubes fell out, and his hearing had gotten really bad. This caused a noticeable change in his demeanor. He was a real pain in the ass lately. But now he's a happy little boy again who can hear everything. I love modern medicine. (Turns out both ears were infected and the doctor thought one eardrum was on the verge of rupturing. So the tubes went in just in time.)

Shawnee123 01-14-2009 08:21 AM

My nephew, now 18 and in the army, had tubes put in as a kid. He took a long time to start talking, and they realized it was because he couldn't hear.

You're a good dad, I can tell. :)

classicman 01-14-2009 08:43 AM

Good for your family glatt. Thats really wonderful to hear. Modern medicine really can do some absolutely amazing things. Image the same scenario just 50 or 100 years ago. Heres to a speedy recovery.

Shawnee123 01-14-2009 01:55 PM


Yep, signed up for cable and internet. I'm tired of fussing with the antenna, and wondering what tv channels I'll get on any given day, and my converter box wasn't working well, and I missed pron, and I want to go to Toontown and play games and chat and research and learn on and so on.


Oh noes! What have I done?

Won't be installed until the 24th. Maybe I should change my mind? I feel frivolous and impetuous, after all this time without all that stuff. And it feels goooooooooooddddddd. :)

Cicero 01-14-2009 02:26 PM

Great news Glatt! It's amazing how something like that can make all the diference in the quality of their life. Awesome. :)

Woooo-hooo! Finally. jfc. It really isn't frivilous, it will probably almost take place of most of the old items you have. It's more of an upgrade...Hey that's only 10 days! Awesome!

Saturday the 24th Chat Party..Be there people. ;)

limey 01-14-2009 02:34 PM

Good going everyone, especially SG. One step at a time ...

sweetwater 01-14-2009 02:47 PM

My dogs are freshly groomed, happy & worn out from a nice long walk and then pirouetting and dancing for cookies, and are sleeping (snoring) comfortably. Now I can do some quiet reading while listening to tunes. Right this minute, life feels very good right here.

Pie 01-14-2009 02:54 PM

We survived my Mom's 17-hour visit. My husband fixed her Dell laptop that we got her for her birthday in November (the letter 'q' was broken; he had to replace the whole keyboard). We took care of a bunch of random errands, and she 'approves' of the house. We got her a limo to take her to Dulles -- I was not looking forward to braving D.C. traffic this week.

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