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I peeled and sliced six onions earlier..........

and did not cry nor did a tear drop from my eyes.

I have no idea how I did that.

My 84 year old mother is no longer..........

84. She turned 85 today, April 2. Nice day, she didn't want to go out for dinner or lunch, so ordered a pizza to be delivered, (Jet's, very good). Earlier this morning (3:30 a.m.) stopped at the market, talked to my favorite baker, learned her mother turns 92, also today. Picked up a very small cake for mom.

2 of 3 sons stopped by, the other one called. 6 of her grandkids either called or texted her. Now at 6:45 p.m. she's tired and will probably be sleeping by 8 p.m.

When I see what Indiana has done in regard to

religious rights, it gave me pause to think about the Constitution and relligion.

The way I interpret it, is that it is more freedom "from" religion, and less freedom "of" religion. Simply, I as a US citizen have more of a right to not be accosted by your religion, and you have to your religion but it cannot be foisted upon me. That is what this Indiana law is doing it is foisting one's religion upon all.

The world and many of its inhabitants are fucking crazy.......

that is all.

my recent travail with getting a car repair..........

Last week I was unable to use my driver's side control buttons to roll down the front windows, the lights were out on it and I could lock the doors but not unlock them from the control pane.

My first thought was perhaps a fuse or fuses were out. There were 3 fuses I replaced all 3 and that didn't solve the problem. I took it to my mechanic on Thursday and one of the mechanics checked the fuses and thought maybe it was the circuit breaker. These are not sold at Pep Boys or any other chain. I called a VW dealership and he located one for me at a Chrysler dealership. I went & bought it, put it in it didn't solve the problem.

I went to see my mechanic & he didn't want to take a look at the problem because he seldom works on VW's. (I love his honesty, been going to his shop since 1986). He recommended a mechanic who works on foreign cars. I went there and he could fit me in on Friday & together we decided I would order a door switch, which I did from a VW dealership, not mine, but one closer) and in no uncertain terms it was to be ready for me on Saturday.

On Friday I went to the new mechanic, & the mechanic yelled at me after he had checked the door. He wanted to know why I brought it to him if the switch was the problem. I told him I didn't know for sure that the problem was the switch. I left there with a tentative plan to bring the car in on Monday (they're closed on Saturdays) with the switch. I then drove to my mechanic who said that if the switch was a plug in he could do it on Monday. After the foreign car mechanic looked at the car, I could no longer lock or unlock the front doors neither would my key fob lock the doors, nor would the doors automatically lock upon hitting a certain speed.

Not done yet. On Saturday I go to the VW dealership and I stop in at the service desk, told him what piece I was picking up & asked if he could fit me in. He was taken aback when I asked an approximate cost, but he replied $105 an hour for labor. I figured I would get it done & stop running around. I go to Parts to pick up the switch & find out the "manager" never placed the order. It would now be in on Tuesday, I did get it discounted $30, but I was very unhappy and got in touch with the man who takes complaints for this dealership via voicemail & email This is a huge dealership, Chevy, VW, Infiniti, etc.

Today I picked up the part. I looked at it, it is a plug in. I took it to my mechanic, it took him less than 5 minutes to put it in. My question was "how much do I owe you Eddie?" His answer $10. We also learned (because I still could not lock/unlock the front doors) the #38 fuse I had replaced had been removed, probably by the foreign car mechanic.

Moral of the story: stick with who you know.

Mom got a birthday card from the President and his wife.......

today. Mom will be 85 on April 2. I requested the birthday greeting for her about 2 months ago. It is very nice and speaks to her being from a generation who saw much and did much for this country.

I am going to frame the card and envelope.

who were the republican senators who did not.....

Sign the letter sent to Iran

I am wary to post this........


but I gave it some thought & am doing so. I posted this fundraiser yesterday. I find myself in a pickle. I have had a hard past 6 years, physical/health and employment issues, and Mom has had health issues and this past 6-9 months it has taken a toll on her & me.
I am employed, but having to curtail my hours punched me hard.

I am not asking my fellow DU'ers to help me out, but if you know where to post this link, it would be helpful. I don't want to post it on facebook or twitter as I am a fairly private person.

Thank you.

http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

Cross posted in the Lounge




I am wary to post this........

but I gave it some thought & am doing so. I posted this fundraiser yesterday. I find myself in a pickle. I have had a hard past 6 years, physical/health and employment issues, and Mom has had health issues and this past 6-9 months it has taken a toll on her & me.
I am employed, but having to curtail my hours punched me hard.

I am not asking my fellow DU'ers to help me out, but if you know where to post this link, it would be helpful. I don't want to post it on facebook or twitter as I am a fairly private person.

Thank you.




http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

question

I have posted at youcaring.com URL is https://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

May I post this in the lounge?

Thanks
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