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The Worst Thing Today

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon January 9th, 2012, 11:55 am

Oh that's stomach churning SM. I'm so sorry! Sending you positive vibes. You'll get something sorted because you have to, but what a horrid situation. :-(
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Mon January 9th, 2012, 2:27 pm

I'm so sorry SM! Many positive thoughts headed your way! Think of the Sound of Music "Whenever God closes a door, he always opens a window." Hoping you find the window quickly and without much trouble!
Brenna

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Postby fljustice » Mon January 9th, 2012, 4:07 pm

So sorry to hear that, SM! Leaving a beloved home can be emotionally wrenching and the stress of all the details enervating. Will you be able to stay in the same general neighborhood or city? After several moves, I found the most difficult thing to cope with is what I call "root shock" the loss of all the small supports you build up in a community (kid's school, favorite grocery, hair dresser, health professionals, etc.) and have to replace when you make a big move.
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue January 10th, 2012, 7:25 pm

Oh Sonja, I am so sorry! I can't imagine what that must be like. Try to deal with one thing at a time if you can and remember to take time for yourself in the midst of everything. You're all in my prayers.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri January 13th, 2012, 3:03 am

Thank you all for your words of comfort. I'm hanging in there, barely. I've already started to declutter the house, with help from mom (as much as she can that is) and Harm, when she's not at school. Filling out forms for housing. But I'm so scared that we'll get everything done and not have a place to move to.

It would really help if I had boxes to start putting stuff in and since I don't drive and we don't have any real friends on the island, I'm not sure how we're going to get any at the moment! ARGH!

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Fri January 13th, 2012, 2:17 pm

Stores are usually pretty good at giving away boxes. I don't know where you live, but grocery stores especially are willing to give away boxes because then they don't have to worry about breaking them down or trashing them. I would just try some local businesses first and go from there.
Brenna

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri January 13th, 2012, 3:42 pm

Every time I look on the 'free' section of Craigslist there are many people giving away moving boxes. If it's close enough, you might get them to deliver.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri January 13th, 2012, 5:40 pm

Brenna: I know where I can get them, I just can't get them home, I don't drive and Access can't take stuff they can't strap down for safety reasons, and I don't have any island friends who can bring them to me.

MLE: Unless they're on the island I'm not sure they'd want to spend the money to come over here, but I'll check it out.

Thanks ladies!

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Postby rebecca » Sat January 14th, 2012, 1:10 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Brenna: I know where I can get them, I just can't get them home, I don't drive and Access can't take stuff they can't strap down for safety reasons, and I don't have any island friends who can bring them to me.

MLE: Unless they're on the island I'm not sure they'd want to spend the money to come over here, but I'll check it out.

Thanks ladies!

SM


I am so sorry about what has happened Sonya and as a non driver I know how difficult it is to get around. Is there a charity in your area where you can phone explain your situation and ask if they can drop the boxes off to you for a small fee? Just to cover their petrol expenses?

I do hope things work out for you.....

Bec :)

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri January 20th, 2012, 12:59 am

I've caught some nasty bug that makes me feel kind of tingly/achy/weak and has given me a rather bothersome headache. Spent most of today in bed. Good thing I didn't come down with this on the weekend. That would have been caused bedlam.


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