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boswellbaxter
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue April 6th, 2010, 11:29 pm

[quote=""nona""]well after almost a month and half out of work I got three offers today, as long as my background checks out and so forth then I start at the one I picked next week *crossing fingers* and it's more than I was making before so it sounds like things are looking up![/quote]

Great news!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue April 6th, 2010, 11:37 pm

Great news Nona, still crossing fingers for you!

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Wed April 7th, 2010, 8:26 am

That's great news, Nona! Every cloud has a silver lining.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed April 7th, 2010, 8:34 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I was driving home today (from the bookstore, yay!) and found that one of my neighbors had a perfectly good chair out by their trash marked "Free." Being an unabashed scavenger (it's one of the many ways I embarrass my teenage daughter), I got my son to help me load it into the car. If hubby certifies that it's bedbug free, it'll be in the living room tomorrow!

Now if the next moving neighbor just leaves their couch behind . . .[/quote]

You remind me of my mother-in-law. She enjoys doing car boot sales and she is forever scavenging around my garage looking for stuff to sell! She would do exactly what you did, it wouldn't bother her in the slightest. I've given her some of my husband's or my clothes for her car boots in the past, and the next time I see her, she or my father-in-law are wearing it! LOL.
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Post by Anna Elliott » Wed April 7th, 2010, 1:33 pm

Yay, nona! So happy for you. And BB, I am a TOTAL scavenger. Can't even count the number of furniture items I've found on the curb, including both the bookcases in my office. It's like a treasure hunt!

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Post by chuck » Wed April 7th, 2010, 4:14 pm

[quote=""Anna Elliott""]Yay, nona! So happy for you. And BB, I am a TOTAL scavenger. Can't even count the number of furniture items I've found on the curb, including both the bookcases in my office. It's like a treasure hunt![/quote]

My spin on Curbside Treasures is.... It's Recycling/Green/Etc and it's just plain fun to find an item you can use....Bookshelves(real wood) is always a real find.....

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Post by nona » Thu April 8th, 2010, 4:14 pm

YIPPY! I start Monday and work a normal schedule, Monday thru Friday 8am to 5 pm with better pay then I expected!

my husbands first words at the good news: "So have you already thought about what book you'll buy with your first paycheck?"


lol, not a block away is a used bookstore (over 400,000 titles!!) so I know where I will spend my lunch hour at.


Thank you all for the good wishes and for putting up with my slightly over stressed worrisome nerves.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu April 8th, 2010, 4:29 pm

Congrats Nona, enjoy the job and have fun in your lunch hour!
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Post by chuck » Thu April 8th, 2010, 5:00 pm

SWEET...Knockem' out....

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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu April 8th, 2010, 6:54 pm

Congratulations, Nona! Sounds like the whole experience is a keeper for your mental scrapbook: there's always a hard time before you get to the next better thing.

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