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"I Am Getting New Flooring" & Other Tales of a Hermit

 
 
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 11:55 am
Big NO on doing any volunteer work with animals. Many "collectors" start by working with animals and then feel they have to adopt animals to rescue them. Being in such a situation will feed your weakness. You need to work with humans. What about working with children to start? Some schools look for adults to volunteer and help in the classrooms. My grandmother did it for years after my grandfather died- mostly to get herself out of the house without the pressure of a real job. In her later years, when she was mostly housebound, a couple of the students (who had by then become college students) would come and visit her. She loved their visits and always said she wished she had started working in the schools earlier in her life.
mm25075
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 01:11 pm
@Green Witch,
I have a lot of experience with children and that is a great idea. I need vto keep looking though, everything I found is looking for someone right after school and because of my work schedule it may be a bit more difficult.

....hmmmm I did see one for a Girl Scout Troop Assistant. Smile That could be fun.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 01:13 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

Big NO on doing any volunteer work with animals. Many "collectors" start by working with animals and then feel they have to adopt animals to rescue them. Being in such a situation will feed your weakness.


You are a smart lady Green Witch, I probably would be too tempted.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 01:15 pm
@Linkat,
hehe. Not sure I want to picture some people like that *gets out the brain bleach*
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 02:37 pm
@mm25075,
Well it would make you feel superior, true you may either laugh or feel disgusted. How about picturing some beer belly dude in a speedo?
mm25075
 
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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 07:39 pm
@Linkat,
EW! That's worthy of brain bleach certainly.

Knowing me and how long it's been since I ...made whoopie with someone..I'd be lucky to get a good looking married guy...probably not a good idea to envision him naked.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2010 08:22 pm
Thought you all might like to see what the place looks like after I counquered my fear of having my house in disarray over 2 weeks.

I had all the carpet torn out and replaced with tile.

Walls are freshly painted with a Sand colored hue and makes the place feel all warm like even though the tile floor is so light. To celebrate I bought a new bedroom set (not pictured) but I have become Queen of my Domain!

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/mm25075/house/NewAlbum002-1.jpg

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/mm25075/house/NewAlbum025.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2010 08:35 pm
@mm25075,
Looks great. You must be proud of yourself!

The tile guy must have gone nuts with all those angled cuts Very Happy
mm25075
 
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Reply Thu 18 Mar, 2010 08:39 pm
@panzade,
They charged a little more to do it that way and I gave them each a $15 gift card to Safeway. There were two of them doing the cutting, but the extra work was worth it!

Thank you! I am very satisfied with the way everything came together despite having my house all torn apart for a full week!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 09:21 am
It does look very nice, mm25 - congratulations!
One has to feel comfortable at home and the more you like your home
the more you're at ease with everything else too. I always feel that your
home should be like a nice hot bath - the minute you sink into it, you feel
great!
mm25075
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 10:32 am
@CalamityJane,
Thanks CJ!

I like your analogy, and now I do feel 10 times better about everything else! Very Happy
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 11:00 am
@mm25075,
That looks like a really nice space.

Now, once you get down to 2 or 3 cats in the house, it'll be poifect!
mm25075
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 11:35 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

Now, once you get down to 2 or 3 cats in the house, it'll be poifect!


Wha? Oh no no no no no no no ...my babies!!! it's perfect now. I even have plans to add steps to the walls so the kitties can climb up to that high alcove Very Happy
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 02:42 pm
Yes, make your house a cat house. Doesn't this look nice?

http://kitsandmortar.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/cat-house.jpg

or look at these designs!!

http://sarah-jones-larson.blogspot.com/2008/08/dont-forget-to-let-cat-in.html
mm25075
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 10:47 pm
@CalamityJane,
Oh yes!!!!!!!!!
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 01:16 am
@mm25075,
Does that look pristine, or what, mm?

Well done!

You have just transformed a home that was causing you grief into a place you feel really happy to live in. Almost like a new place, by the sounds of it.

You & your precious critters are going to love living in this new home.

I applaud you! Very Happy
roger
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 01:20 am
@mm25075,
But. . . . The kids look so alone.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 01:39 am
@CalamityJane,
Wonderful environment. I love it, Jane! Very Happy
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mm25075
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 09:02 pm
@msolga,
Oh msolga, you are so kind!! Smile

It is a 'new' place.

I even bought a new bedroom set in celebration. Deep dark wood, 6 ft square poster headboard. Matching dresser with beveled mirror and a night stand. This White Tiger has decorated her lair. I keep waiting for something to go horribly wrong though...it's all gone too well! lol

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mm25075
 
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Reply Sun 21 Mar, 2010 09:04 pm
@roger,
Think they need a puppy to keep them company? Heh.
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