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The Worst Thing Today

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 5:02 pm

Got back from a weekend re-enacting at a wonderful music festival and opened facebook this morning to read that the husband of a friend (I knew her well, but not him) died last night of a stroke. He was perfectly healthy, as far as anybody knew.
And he was only 61 the same age as my Jay.
My friend is still in shock, as are we all.

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 6:19 pm

I'm so sorry! Your friend will certainly be in my prayers!
Brenna

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Tue October 4th, 2011, 12:49 pm

So sorry to hear that MLE. My husband's recent health scare made us realize that we really need to tidy up our legal affairs. You just never know...

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue October 4th, 2011, 7:59 pm

Very sorry to hear about that MLE. I'll be praying for the family.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue October 4th, 2011, 9:09 pm

Very sorry, MLE. It's such a shock when someone dies so suddenly. One of our friends died of a heart attack and she was only in her 50s. We couldn't believe it.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue October 11th, 2011, 3:06 pm

I keep accidentally sleeping on my right hand/wrist and I keep hurting it. I'm going to the doctor today for a medical consult and I'll talk to her about it then.

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Wed October 26th, 2011, 12:53 pm

It's early so the day may get worse, but over the last two weeks, I've had my car at the mechanic shop because it's been having trouble starting in the morning. They've found radiator problems and whatnot, but nothing to explain why my car is struggling to start in the morning. Battery is fine. Alternator, spark plugs, ignition switch, starter, all fine. So the last three mornings, same problem. The car would eventually start but it really struggled. This morning, nothing. Wouldn't start. Couldn't start. Luckily my husband was home so he could give the battery a good jump. Took 5 minutes, but it started. I got to work and called the mechanic. They said they need to see it "cold" in order to properly assess what is wrong with the car. Well we are getting ready to leave on vacation, so they will have a whole freaking week to play with it.

Problem? I have a doctor's appointment at 7am tomorrow morning and no one else will be home to help. Ticked off and working up to a steaming mad just because I'm completely frustrated!
Brenna

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Wed October 26th, 2011, 2:40 pm

"Brenna" wrote:Ticked off and working up to a steaming mad just because I'm completely frustrated!


So sorry to hear of your car problems, Brenna. Cars seem to be built with Murphy's Law hardwired. I grew up in the wilds of Ohio and we had to have a car. I never felt so free in life as when we moved to a city and I sold my car. No more dead batteries on the morning I had to carpool the kids. No more engine failure on the way to the airport for vacation. No more flat tires on a back country road, after dark, in the age before cell phones. (All of which happened to me.) Buses and subways aren't perfect, but they sure beat cars.

Of course, I realize, the whole world can't (and wouldn't want to) live in cities and not all cities have great public transportation. I'm just saying, I totally understand your frustration.
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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed October 26th, 2011, 4:45 pm

"fljustice" wrote:So sorry to hear of your car problems, Brenna. Cars seem to be built with Murphy's Law hardwired. I grew up in the wilds of Ohio and we had to have a car. I never felt so free in life as when we moved to a city and I sold my car. No more dead batteries on the morning I had to carpool the kids. No more engine failure on the way to the airport for vacation. No more flat tires on a back country road, after dark, in the age before cell phones. (All of which happened to me.) Buses and subways aren't perfect, but they sure beat cars.

Of course, I realize, the whole world can't (and wouldn't want to) live in cities and not all cities have great public transportation. I'm just saying, I totally understand your frustration.


I'm looking forward to the day when I can move to a city with decent public transportation (hopefully, once my daughter finishes college and I no longer have to take the difference between in- and out-of-state tuition into account). No more car payments, no more insurance payments . . .
Susan Higginbotham
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun October 30th, 2011, 9:41 pm

Birthday meltdowns are the worst kind. Especially when the birthday boy is having the meltdown. I wish I could say it was too much excitement but we're very low key about birthdays.


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