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An Amendment

 Okay – I’ve apparently frightened people. So I’ll try a slightly different proposal, and if I get no takers I’ll know that no one loves me. Same general deal: first three people who respond, I’ll send you something cool sometime in the next year. In return – either:

Donate nonperishable goods to a food bank.

Or:

Drop something reasonable in one of the Salvation Army buckets as you’re coming and going this holiday season.

I know how scary it is when the job goes away, the bills start to pile up, and you just can’t see a way out. It was terrifying, and we never even came *close* to being hungry or homeless.

I won’t check up on you – much.

In other news, my weather stripping successes have become weather stripping woes – just like that. The side door – freshly touched up, propped open or carefully buffered with waxed paper, cured for a couple of WEEKS... just had all the paint stick to the new weather stripping. So the vinyl gasket is now squashed flat and all lumpy-bumpy, the door and the frame have had the paint ripped off of it, and I’m annoyed. Oh – and the door doesn’t close properly against the weather stripping now. And I still don’t have a sweep for the bottom. Grrr! I think I’ll replace the now gunked piece of weather stripping, and I will re-repaint that section in the spring. I just can’t face it right now.

Things I have learned: A forty foot extention ladder is excessive for our house.  But free was definitely the right price.

We’ve had the first fire in the woodstove, and I had the kitchen up to an overly toasty 76 degrees with the thermostat set at 62. I love my woodstove. As do the cats – they were worshipping the black cast-iron God of Heat.

Comments

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vynehorn
Nov. 19th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Me! Me!
Okay! I do those things normally, anyways. Me, please!
pippagrey
Nov. 19th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'd say I'd love to, but I just don't need any more stuff at the moment, no matter how spiffy (and I know your stuff would be). I need to de-clutter my own space so that I can take stock of what we actually have before I even think about adding more. If you watch numb3rs I feel a lot like Larry did last week on entering his office after several months at the buddhist monastery.
kls_eloise
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Dang - missed that one.
pippagrey
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
If you have Comcast as your cable supplier, their free In Demand section includes some of the CBS shows, including Numb3rs, under the Network Shows section, and they normally have the four most recent episodes available.

BBCAmerica is in a different section, but that's how I catch up with Torchwood when I forget to set the DVR.

merimask
Nov. 19th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
lol...I would have done your last meme but I hate to say it...with all the Etsy mailing & the holiday mailing that I'll be doing, I didn't want to take on the additional mailing responsibilities.

Also, my f-list is young & sweet but sometimes avaricious. I did this meme a year or so ago & the kids ALL wanted stuff...I couldn't cut them off after three. I ended up sending out about a dozen packages (& of course everyone got something nice that I'd made just for them...butterfly pins mostly). I don't dare do it again! Not so close to the holidays anyway. ;-)

BUT! I will very happily donate a BAG full of old Charlotte clothes to the Salvation Army (kid clothes are always needed). *smooch* That is a wonderful idea. Last spring we both donated our bridesmaid dresses from Costa Rica to the local "Make A Wish" campaign, because they badly needed prom dresses. Charlotte was very happy to do something so generous. Those were 300.00 dresses! I hope the kids enjoyed them.
kls_eloise
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Nothing wrong with that reasoning!

I actually like this concept a little better. I've always given to the food drive here at the office, even in the bad years. No year was SO bad for us that I couldn't at least scrape up something for someone who was having a worse year.

Besides I need motivation to get back to the drawing board (literally!) Inertia is a powerful force, and I have a lot of it!
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