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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue December 9th, 2008, 3:14 am

"Susan" wrote:Hope you feel better soon, Misfit. Maybe you can make a big dent in your TBR pile!


I just might make the 100 book read challenge on goodreads after all :)

Susan your new avator reminds me of Anna and the King, or am I mistaken?

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue December 9th, 2008, 3:24 am

It's too bad I'm not closer to you, I could help you out if it was!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue December 9th, 2008, 3:34 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:It's too bad I'm not closer to you, I could help you out if it was!

SM


Thanks SM. When and if I'm a bit better I should be able to use Metro Access, but that's still dependent on getting up and down the stairs. They're not quite grasping at the office (at least one of them) that this is not a one week fix.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue December 9th, 2008, 3:39 am

"Misfit" wrote:Thanks SM. When and if I'm a bit better I should be able to use Metro Access, but that's still dependent on getting up and down the stairs. They're not quite grasping at the office (at least one of them) that this is not a one week fix.


My mom and Harm are on Access and I'm their attendant, and I've learned to always have a book or two with me cause wait times for pickups can be long at times.

A monthly pass is $18, it went up from $13.50, stupid gas prices!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue December 9th, 2008, 3:52 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:My mom and Harm are on Access and I'm their attendant, and I've learned to always have a book or two with me cause wait times for pickups can be long at times.

A monthly pass is $18, it went up from $13.50, stupid gas prices!

SM


Thanks, I am guessing that's not going to be a viable option. I know I see their buses coming through here all the time and a neighbor used the several years ago when he was handicapped and unable to ride.

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Tue December 9th, 2008, 5:12 am

Poor you Misfit!

Please take care and do as the dr says!

Happy reading!
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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) » Tue December 9th, 2008, 6:20 am

Thanks for the condolences, all. And lo siento mucho, Misfit. DO NOT PUSH THAT KNEE! They are very unforgiving of abuse, as the human anatomy goes.

I speak from experience here. I tore my 'interior cruciatus tendon' -- something I didn't even know I had, but I'm guessing the name has the same root as 'excruciating' -- falling through a snowbank on an early-summer packtrip several years ago, and I ignored the knee doctor's warning because I had a big packtrip six weeks later and I didn't want to disappoint all those people. Stupid, stupid mistake.

I now use a pair of hiking sticks religiously to take the pressure off the lower joints. the bright side of that is that pushing down on those sticks actually pulls up on the spine, and over the last several years my posture has improved and my back problems have vanished. So when you are feeling better, I heartily recommend them. You don't have to get the fancy spring-loaded titanium ones at REI, basic models are now in the sporting section of cheap stores for a pittance.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
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 December 9th, 2008, 8:19 am

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Hope your knee feels better soon, Misfit.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue December 9th, 2008, 9:40 am

OUCH! Poor you! And having to deal with stairs all the time.

My sister snapped her patella into two pieces a few years ago now. Very painful, and hten very awkward for ages.
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Postby EC2 » Tue December 9th, 2008, 11:46 am

:eek: :eek: :eek: Misfit, my goodness! So sorry to hear about your accident.
Hope you can get groceries delivered to your door and that you've got a good supply of books in stock! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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