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Postby LCW » Tue December 23rd, 2008, 5:31 pm

Yesterday my brother flew in from Japan to spend the holidays with us. I drove my fiance's SUV to pick him up from the airport thinking it's a bigger more comfortable car and he'd be tired after such a long flight. Big mistake! Right as I pulled into LAX it starts to overheat! I hate car trouble and to top it off it was rainy, cold, and miserable out!! So I picked him up and was wondering what the heck to do and I figured I'd try to see if it'd make it home. It started to overheat again outside the airport but right as it was smoking we luckily happened to stumble upon a car repair shop. We had no choice but to pull in and the owner was kind enough to take us right away.

While waiting we talked to other customers who said this guy was very honest and they wouldn't take their cars anywhere else. How lucky is that! We could've ended up getting really ripped off but it turns out the hoses and water intake pipe needed replacing and an hour and $200 later we were good to go! Whew! What could've been a really bad situation turned out great after all! :)
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Location: Vashon, WA

Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 24th, 2008, 3:08 am

Our neighbour, the same one who took us to the store yesterday, went to the food bank for us tonight. She has been so good to us this winter!

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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed December 24th, 2008, 3:55 am

it took me twelve months and twenty four days but I finally got my day shift I've been wanting.

I was sick for a week and the Dr said that it was only going to get worse if I continued with all the stress I was under so I told my boss when I got back that they were going to put me on days or I was leaving. They told me today that starting Jan 2 I'll be on days since they couldn't afford to lose one of their top people. It was nice to hear that.

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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Wed December 24th, 2008, 4:33 pm

Library closing early!! :)

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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri December 26th, 2008, 5:50 pm

We had a wonderful Christmas with almost the entire side of my husbands family there, it is a small family compared to mine though. The Childern laughed and played while the parents conversed and played cards which was exciting since we're all over dramatic players. The girls got way to many toys and enough clothes that it will give our pocket book a break, my husband of course got restaurant gift cards and clothes while I got B&N gift cards and since they are having there 50% off sale today I decided we needed a date tonight with a bit of book shopping

Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas!

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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat December 27th, 2008, 2:15 pm

A storm rolled in early this morning, I love the sound of thunder, rain and so forth. predicting I will be sitting watching movies with hubby and girls or curled up with a good book.

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Postby diamondlil » Sun December 28th, 2008, 9:17 am

Went for a walk along the beach tonight. It was windy but very nice.
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon December 29th, 2008, 10:10 am

I was sitting having my coffee this morning and I decided to make a bag! Soon, South Australia will not allow shops to give out plastic bags so instead we have 'green' bags made from recyled stuff. These bags can be a pain to carry, and TBPH, can look naff! I decided to make a bag, that can carry the naff bags, and look nice! It has a pocket for the bags, one for my Gloria Jeans thermal mug and space for my book and shopping!
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon December 29th, 2008, 11:51 am

Nice one Pat! Good thinking there. Thats a nice design.

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Postby alice » Mon December 29th, 2008, 9:42 pm

Installing anti-virus software on my computer. I've never done it before - I got my son-in-law to do it for me last time - so I feel like I've achieved something. Every little helps :D .

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