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Liberalynn

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My sister and I co-own what used to be our parents house. Itis an old farm house built in the 1880's. I live here she doesn't.

The side flat roof which we had redone about ten years ago started to leak a bit last year.

Well I stayed at my sister's over the weekend. When she brought me home we found a huge puddle on the floor. The leak got a lot worse.

We contacted a roof repair guy recommended by a friend.My sister wanted it done ASAP because we are supposed to get six inches of snow then a rapid melting between tonight and Friday.

The guy came told me, whoever did the roof did it wrong, that it's not pitched right, that shingles shouldn't be used on a flat roof, that we would have to go through town for a permit and replace the whole thing which all will take at least a week or more.

I specifically told the guy about our concerns because of the storm, asked if there wasn't some sort of patch or temporary repair he could do to get us through the storm and he said there was nothing that would work as a temporary fix.

Now my sister's acting all ticked at me like it's my fault! What could I have done differently?

Update on Marnie my 11 month old German Shepherd

Okay after count them three trainers and th e collar experiment, she
is still mouthing and using her teeth on us.

The collar did control it for the most part but she was still misbehaving anytime the collar was off. I talked about it with the trainer who recommended the collar and she said just leave it on her anytime she's out.

To me that's not a solution. Electronics can malfunction, break, or get lost etcetera. I didn't want to constantly have to rely on that to control my dog.

So I contacted and am now working with an animal behaviorist who graduated from Cornell University which is one of the top agricultural and domestic animal colleges.. She says Marnie has a combination personality problem:fear dominance! She also said the dog has no respect for my authority and that the mouthing behavior is the dog's way of correcting a subordinate pack member's behavior that she is unsatisfied with.

The behaviorist said over the next month she is going to train me to become the leader and that at the end of that time the mouthing should be resolved once and for all.

She warned me Marnie's going to resist and I am going to have to cope with her temper tantrums but that in the end it should be worth it. Wish us luck. Hopefully fourth time is the charm!

I'm back!

Followed the Psychiatrist's advice and took a vacation from thinking about politics as much which necessitated a vacation from DU. She did not think it a healthy response when I told her I was rooting for an asteroid to hit the earth the day after the midterm election and that I couldn't stop crying.

Turns out it wasn't just an overly emotional response to the situation. It was a problem with my meds. The form I was on was causing peaks and valleys and half the time I was skipping doses because I thought it was making my stomach problems worse.

When I explained this to her and said I'd done much better when I was on the coated extended release capsules but had to switch because the copay was way too high like $200.00 a month, she called the pharmacy right then and there. Turns out it the extended release has since gone generic and came down to $16.00 a month. So back on that I went.

Believe it or not it was like I had been in a dark room and someone finally turned on the lights. The change was that rapid and that dramatic, exactly as the pharmacist told me it would be when I picked it up. Plus the other version was not just irritating an existing stomach ailment it was the cause.

So while I am still unhappy and ticked about the election at least I have a better perspective about life in general. So I am back at least in the Lounge. Might take a while longer before I go back to the heavy political forums.

Reminder of Hope- Too Uplifting not to share!

Know I am supposed to be on vacation,per Doctor's orders but she also said I needed to start looking for signs of Hope for the future. Had to share it here, then go.

For the past 36 hours women have been visiting Susan B Anthony's gravesite and leaving "I voted" stickers. This is the first time that I've heard of this happening. Maybe just maybe Tuesday was a wake up call.

This is being reported by WHAM13 in Rochester NY on Facebook but as usual their links don't work.

Now I have to go.

To my fellow Liberals! Forgot to share this before "vacation"

Thanks Garth Brooks for saying many years ago exactly what I needed to remind myself of today. It's helping, as music often does. Hope it helps you toohttp://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+change+by+garth+brooks&FORM=VIRE3#view=detail&mid=68E9B16F729BF6C6D6C568E9B16F729BF6C6D6C5

Sorry I wont be responding to any more threads I started for awhile.

Just got advised by my Doctor to step far away from thinking, reading, or any thing even remotely related to politics until I can gain some perspective and not just see gloom and doom because of the election last night.

Going to try, can't guarantee I can do it, but I think that means taking a vacation away from DU entirely including the more relaxing forums for awhile.

Thanks for the love and support to me and my puppy. Hopefully I can come back when I'm doing better.

Love you all!

Going to take a "Vacation"

for awhile DU. Since I am having no luck in gaining perspective right now and my Doctor just advised me to step far far away from thinking, talking, and or reading about politics for awhile, I don't think I should ignore her advice.

She said shore up your defenses and come back to the fight again another day when your stronger.

So good bye for now. Can't guarantee I can live up to self imposed exile but I am going to try at least for now.

For those saying "the country deserves what it gets?"

I could get behind that EXCEPT those who didn't vote for this are going to suffer as badly if not more than those who did but then again I've never looked as group punishment as just.

Remember they still think that old white man with his magical powers is going to come down from the skies and save their butts. I for one don't even have that false hope anymore

Came to Some Hard Truths Last night in my View anyway

Sorry for a double post because this is also a response I gave in the Political forum with some modifications and additions.

What's the point in fooling ourselves any more about our future? If people can actually look at people like Jonie Earnst and Ted Cruz, etc etc and say that's who I want representing me?

If people can hear physicists, biologists, the UN and even the freaking Pentagon for God's sake saying Climate Change is real and is reaching the point of being irreversible, but ignore all of them because Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly told them Al Gore just made it all up, what's the point? What part of irreversible as in we can't afford even two more years of deniers, don't people get?

And hey its just two more years of unfettered racism, bigotry, gender discrimination etc? I guess it doesn't seem insurmountable that is if you aren't in one of the classes being discriminated against.

Hey even more families thrown into poverty and starvation, so what some miracle working savior will just come along and wave a wand and fix it in two years?

Well guess what You can't fix Insanity or Stupidity.

It be one thing if it was just one region but it's not. All but my sister and one cousin in my family is Puke and I live in freaking New York State supposedly a last blue bastion, and even our Governor is only a Dem lite.

This is a civilization that consists of a population where over half don't believe in basic scientific truth anymore, who believe everything Faux Noise tells them, who don't even understand the definitions of socialism, communism, and capitalism let alone how they work, who think all their problems are caused by women, African-Americans and Spanish speaking immigrants, I could go on but what's the point.

They don't want to learn or grow they are happy in their own little Faux fantasy land where even if they screw up and kill this planet with pollution some kindly little old white dude with a beard is going to come down and take their righteous selves to his mansion in the sky.

We didn't loose to your parent's or grandparent's Republicans last night. We lost to the freaking crazy nutball T Party who can win elections in a dumb downed populace but can't manage to hold a sane thought between them.

As long as they and their supporters which again is now roughly half the county get to vote too there is no fixing this. That's all I can think right now. I can't see what's left to hope for? Maybe that a comet or an Asteroid gets us before the effects of slower killing. thus leading to more suffering, climate change?

No flaming here

What's the point any more? If people can actually look at people like Jonie Earnst and Ted Cruz, etc etc and say that's who I want representing me?

If people can hear physicists, biologists, the UN and even the freaking Pentagon for God's sake saying Climate Change is real and is reaching the point of irreversibly, but ignore all of them because Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly told them Al Gore just made it all up, what's the point?

You can't fix Insanity or Stupidity.

It be one thing if it was just one region but it's not. All but my sister and one cousin in my family is Puke and I live in freaking New York State supposedly a last blue bastion, and even our Governor is only a Dem lite.

This is a civilization that consists of a population where over half don't believe in basic scientific truth anymore, who believe everything Faux Noise tells them, who don't even understand the definitions of socialism, communism, and capitalism let alone how they work, who think all their problems are caused by women, African-Americans and Spanish speaking immigrants, I could go on but what's the point.

They don't want to learn or grow they are happy in their own little Faux fantasy land where even if they screw up and kill this planet with pollution some kindly little old white dude with a beard is going to come down and take their righteous selves to his mansion in the sky.

As long as they get to vote too there is no fixing this. That's all I can think right now. I can't see what's left to hope for? Maybe that a comet or an Asteroid gets us before the effects of slower killing climate change?
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