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femmecreole
08-29-2008, 05:33 AM
Oh, it's going to be a wait and see game for the next couple of days here but it doesn't look good. I still need to lay in a few more hurricane supplies and then just hope for the best. We are planning on staying since we are not that close to a big body of water. It's the wind I'm worried about since we are surrounded by huge pine trees.

Yesterday afternoon I was on bus duty at school when my phone rang. We are not supposed to get calls at work. It was my daughter calling. Day before yesterday was her birthday and she and BF had gone to Mexico for a couple of days of R and R. (she lives in L.A.) I told her I couldn't talk but would call her back as soon as I could. I called her about 20 minutes later when I got home and she said "I'm kind of busy right now, I'll call you back in a few minutes?".

About a 1/2 an hour after that my oldest son came in and shouted "hello!!" and I yelled back "I'm in the back!" I heard his boots on the wooden floor and they sounded kind of "clacky". I looked up from the computer and there was my daughter standing in the doorway!!!!!! My jaw dropped to the floor. I've only seen her once in over a year and was so thrilled. She is supposed to fly back out of New Orleans on Sunday. uh oh. I might get to keep her longer if she can't get a flight out of Baton Rouge back to LA. Obviously she and BF were NOT in Mexico. She got to N.O. at one o'clock yesterday morning and my ex husband picked her up there and they got to spend the day together and my son came in from Baton Rouge to join them after he got finished with his classes. I have never been so surprised in my life. Not the best time for a visit though with so much going on with the storm. But I'm not complaining!


AutumnRose
08-29-2008, 06:23 AM
Good morning all! Nothing new to report here, looking forward to the weekend. I plan on planting my rear end outside by the pool for the duration! It will be nice to just have a relaxing weekend with no plans, usually we have *something* but there is nothing for three days. My hopes are that the kids will sleep in at least a little bit!

Cat - that is awesome that your daughter came. How exciting!

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 07:17 AM
oh CAT what a GREAT GREAT surprise! I hope and pray Gustav is not too much trouble.

Autumn have a great weekend..


Me: same old same old it's raining WW points w/SBD seems to be working I ate great yesterday all beachy food, within my points. scale is creeping down.

bagel is having a rough time with his lyme disease right now and with Tropical Storm Hanna my Hannah keeps looking at the tv thinking they are calling her name.


Ruthxxx
08-29-2008, 07:25 AM
Can you believe I slept until nearly seven and the dogs are still asleep! I need to crash out to the kitchen to make coffee and will wake them up. Hershey's new meds may be affecting her and Daisy is a Hershey disciple.

Cat, what a nice surprise! :) I know you've really missed your daughter. I will be thinking of you as that darn storm moves - wind and pine trees frighten me.

Autumn Rose, a weekend without "stuff" sounds great! :cheer: Enjoy! Sitting beside the pool sure sounds good to me.

Nothing not self-inflicted on my schedule today - laundry, getting beds ready and some cooking for the Pyper onslaught tomorrow. John, 17, is bringing a buddy but also bringing a tent so the boys will sleep out in the meadow. I am flipping the switch on the power out there so they don't decide to play guitar all night.

I'm outta here to make coffee, do meds and get the first pee sample of the day from Hersh. I should have paid more attention to yesterday's potty discussion so I could collect it via a Cheerio! :rofl:

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'Morning, Ladybugnessa. I'm glad to see you still posting in here. There's no reason why WW wouldn't work if SBD principles are followed. I didn't realize there was yet another tropical storm brewing! Now I know why I live in The Great White North.

mandyleigh
08-29-2008, 07:28 AM
Cat...what a GREAT suprise!!!! Enjoy her company!!!!

Yep...wait and see around here. I have to go get a GOOD map so that I can maneuver my way to work on sunday....they're saying now that they will start evacuations and contraflow and all that lovely stuff...so traveling should be fun!! I'm hoping to stay....not really wanting to leave town. Just want it to go away!

CyndiM
08-29-2008, 07:45 AM
Cat & Mandy & Zeff - :crossed: Here's hoping it fizzles out. I wish I was close enough to be useful. I'd be happy to put any of you up here but it is kind of a long trip.

Cat - What a lovely surprise! Have a great visit.

Autumn- How nice to be a woman of leisure all weekend :)

Nessa - Glad to hear WW is helping and the scale is creeping in the right direction!

Ruth - The dogs must have known you needed to sleep in before the Pyper onslaught :) I'm trying the cucumber chips today. Hope they are good because our zucchini didn't like all the wet weather this year.

Me - It's a work at home half day. I've got data entry stuff to do so may just blow off this morning and parcel it out over the weekend. Food preservation is on the agenda. I'm filling the dehydrator with cucumber chips, tomatoes & green peppers today and fruit tomorrow. Refrigerator pickles are also on the list along with flavored vinegars (I used all the bottles my Mom had leftover in bean salads so decided I need to make my own this year!). I'm making a crock pot of those beans Laurie mentioned yesterday. I love having something to grab a bowl of on weekends.

Hawk watching has officially started so a hike up the mountain is also in the plan. That will be my reward for getting the dehydrator set up :)

Have a good day Chicks

Schmoodle
08-29-2008, 08:09 AM
I did NOT want to get out of bed this morning, I think I hit the snooze 4 times. Still got everybody up and moving on time, just did not get my "me" time before they were up. It is gray and drizzly and a great day to spend in bed with a book if I could. But it IS Friday, and that's a happy thing. Also peeked at the scale and I think I lost another pound this week, which just makes my August goal. :dance: I will wait until Sunday and see if it sticks before I move my ticker. Back to school night was fun last night, just to see everybody after the summer - many nice comments on my weight. I had a fifth grader last year, so I already knew the classroom drill and all the teachers.

Not much planned this weekend. I hope the weather cooperates so we can get to the pool for the last time before it closes. I think I'm signed up to work pool closing. Last movie on the green on Saturday. Otherwise, the usual stuff.

Cyndi, your day sounds perfectly lovely.
Cat, what a wonderful surprise! As long as the storm isn't too bad it might be fun to ride it out all together. A hurricane party!
Good morning Nessa, Ruth, AutumnRose, mandy.
Take care LA, MI, FL chicks.

phxsunflower
08-29-2008, 08:21 AM
Good Morning all,

Cat-What an wonderful thing your kids did.

Autumn- Now that sounds like great long weekend plan. Remember the sunblock!

Ladybug- Glad the scale is moving for you. Did you join the WW group or are you trying to go on by yourself?

Ruth-Happy sleep in day. Maybe the animals know what is coming and they are resting up also.

Mandy-Hope you can stay but do be safe.

Cyndi-I would love to see your pantry at the end of summer! All full of good summer eats. I bet it would remind me of my aunts.

As for me it is just trying to hang on to the weekend. All the kids want to go in different directions and only 1 staying at home. I love they have plans hate they expect me to get them there and on their times. I guess I should treasure these moments but...(sorry for the whine). Enjoy the day ladies, LA group be ready, be safe.

Have a great day and a safe one too!!

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 08:24 AM
Schmoodle great news on scale movement.

Cyndi sounds like a nice weekend is planned....

phxsunflower. I rejoined WW on Wednesday night... it's worked for me before. my problem with them is that my goal is set so low (not that i've set a goal yet) I can't even imagine ever getting to 141!

Pearlrose
08-29-2008, 08:32 AM
Good morning,

Cat that is a wonderful surprise- I am watching the storm since my parents live in Gulfport- praying it just dies down

AutumnRose- have relaxing by the pool

Nessa- glad to hear the combining programs is working for you. I need to get my butt in gear

Ruth- Have a great Day

MandyLeigh- Praying for you gals down their.

Cyndi- I am wfh today as well, hopefully since it is Holiday weekend we will be slow today.

As for me yesterday was totally off plan- did not to well eating but today is a Fresh day and plan to eat p1 today to kick yesterday. I am going to re-read book for motivation to get back on track instead of just going back onplan without doing that.

Have a great day

GONNABE165
08-29-2008, 09:19 AM
Happy Friday!

I am so looking forward to this 3 day weekend which is gonna be a busy one. Tonite of course is Friday family dinner nite, Saturday is the memorial service for my cousin who passed away and then we are planning to go to the movies and see Hose Bunny. Sunday is church and working on redoing our bedroom and Monday will be more work on the bedroom and dinner at Longhorn.

Cat what a super surprise. You guys be safe with that crazy storm

Nessa congrats on rhe day you had yesturday I hope today goes just as well

To everyone else have a great day and a super weekend - be safe

little chick
08-29-2008, 09:34 AM
Morning Chicks, that goodness it is friday. The house is pretty quiet today. And a slight arguement breaks out as I speak. I am pretty much have my house organized and clean and ready for tuesday. Whoot whoot. I am going to make my menu plan, I am back on track tuesday. I am feeling fat and unfit. ( I need the week end to finish up my pina coladas) Well gonna dash take care everyone and Cat,Mandy and Zeff- I will be thinking about you girls and watching the news. Take care and be safe.

zeffryn
08-29-2008, 10:17 AM
Cat - yay! It must be nice to have such a surprise.
I'm on a mission to find water today. I've been to all the wal-marts in town, one of the Targets, most of the other grocery stores...nothing. I hear that the Target on the other side of town has plenty, so I'm headed over there this morning. Good luck getting your supplies.

Autumn - have a nice weekend.

Nessa - haha! Hopefully hanna doesn't turn out to be anything bad, it will get even worse!

Ruth - have fun with all of that. Sounds like you have a busy day/weekend ahead of you.

Cyndi - sounds like you have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead of you, enjoy!

Schmoo - Congrats on the scale moving! I love that little bouncy thing.

Phxsunflower - I don't think Mom's are supposed to appreciate being a taxi pulled in all directions ;)

Pearl - here's to some great motivation!

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I've checked all but one store in lafayette for water....and all I have to show is 2 packs of 12 .5 liter bottles. We could go through that in a day, easily. I'm going to head to a different target and the Sam's club to see what I can find. Sources say they have plenty. Other than water, we have enough supplies - batteries, canned/dry goods up the wazoo, crank flashlights, candles.

We decided to not go to the hurricane party that we had scheduled - especially if the storm keeps its track and increases severity. It just wouldn't be responsible to bring a child. We've tried finding places to stay farther north, but so far really haven't found anything. I have a few more places to call today.

I'm moving DS' bed into our bedroom today as he has 3 eastern facing windows in his room and large trees outside. Our bedroom only had north-western facing windows and shouldn't have a problem with flying debris.

It's so weird, I'm used to tornadoes and have had to completely re-educate myself on the workings of hurricanes.

Loriann7
08-29-2008, 10:19 AM
Wow, I better find work fast, I'mnormally up at 4:30... I woke up several times last night, but just got my lazy bum out of bed... at 10!!!!!! I feel like I could sleep all day. I wasn't feeling well last night, thought I was going to vomit! The sleep felt OH so good! I weighed in this morning and back down to 180. I tried eating a little more yesterday, but I couldn't stomach much so I had a couple glasses of milk.

((((CAT)))) What an awesome surprise! I know you'll enjoy having dd home for however long she can stay, even if it's storming out or on the way!

Rose, enjoy your long weekend!

Lady, watching points may not be such a bad idea! Glad you found something to bring the scale down a little!

Ruth, enjoy a day of "self infliction"...

Mandy... if they say go, make sure you go!

Cyndi, I wish I could find a job I could do at home more! :)... of course, right now ANY job would do!

Congrats Schmoodle on moving the scale! ((hugs))

Phx, enjoy them now! :)

Pearl, one day misstep, I like your attitude, get right back up and into the program! Just don't stay p1 for long!

Sounds busy Gonna! Sorry about your cousin and have fun remodeling the room!

Chick, enjoy the weekend!

Me... I got a call from the people that took Tucker, they decided he's too much. I told them find another home, as I'm in too much pain to deal with him. I'm disappointed because I stressed to them he's a handful.. "oh, no problem!" he told me. Of course, when I seen how he was trying to get the dog to do a simple "sit" (by pushing his but down) I should of known this guy didn't have a clue on obedience. OH well, I made the decision.

I'm not feeling well I'm looking forward to a few days to lay around the house. but if I feel any better Sunday, I'm gonna sneak out and visit a church, I need company! I haven't found a good church to fellowship and I've grown frustrated with that!

Loriann7
08-29-2008, 10:20 AM
Hi Zeff, simulposting... Good idea to move ds's bed... I hope you find a safe place to go to for a short while till the hurricane blows over!

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 10:21 AM
zeff do you put plywood up or do you have shutters?

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 10:22 AM
oh i'm so sorry about the dog lori. who pushes on a butt to make them sit?

scoop out their legs they fall right into a sit.....

Loriann7
08-29-2008, 10:28 AM
Nessa, they dont even need that with the right comman and hand motion!

Heck I had my dog in a down position, showed her ONCE a new hand motion to go from "down" to "sit",,, a day later, she wanted some meatloaf, so I did that motion and she went from down to sit!

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 10:29 AM
oh yeah now. my guys sit on voice OR hand commands...

but to TEACH THEM......

Loriann7
08-29-2008, 10:31 AM
Tucker knew sit, he just wouldn't do it without a treat in your hand! :rofl:

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 10:33 AM
yeah bagel works for food too.

GONNABE165
08-29-2008, 10:35 AM
Loriann I hope you get to feeling better soon. sorry about the dog situation

Nessa i think we have all worked for food in one way or another

Zeff you guys be safe

zeffryn
08-29-2008, 10:35 AM
zeff do you put plywood up or do you have shutters?

We don't have shutters and I'm not sure if DH is going to put plywood up....especially right now. I guess if in the next few days it still looks like it's going to hit bad, he'll plywood up the windows towards the east and tape the rest.

We just moved DS' bed. He looked very confused. We told him that we're going to have a sleepover for the next few days....he's SO excited. He brought me a movie that he wants to watch during the "sleepover" and asked if we could have cookies and popcorn.

Jenskihere
08-29-2008, 10:38 AM
Good morning ladies.
Zeff, you convinced me to give up sugar in my coffee. I had it today with Spenda. I just need to deal with it and eventually I'll get used to it, right? :-)

Hope everyone stays safe with the storms!

ladybugnessa
08-29-2008, 10:43 AM
We don't have shutters and I'm not sure if DH is going to put plywood up....especially right now. I guess if in the next few days it still looks like it's going to hit bad, he'll plywood up the windows towards the east and tape the rest.

We just moved DS' bed. He looked very confused. We told him that we're going to have a sleepover for the next few days....he's SO excited. He brought me a movie that he wants to watch during the "sleepover" and asked if we could have cookies and popcorn.

do you have a portable DVD player that runs on batteries?

hmacneil6
08-29-2008, 10:47 AM
Good morning all! Before I start with personals, I must share the best breakfast I made this morning: Sauteed onion, zucchini, red bell pepper, mushrooms, add 1 homemade turkey sausage patty, add one egg to scramble in. Turn heat off and add a handful of fresh spinach and 1/2 tomato. SOOOOO YUMMY!!!!

Cat - How fun that your daughter came in to town. What a sweet treat for you! I'm seriously praying for you that Gustav calms. Hang in there and be safe!!!

Autumn - Enjoy your quiet weekend. Sounds like a splendid idea!

Nessa - Glad to hear that points & SBD are working for you. I hope it's a winning combination. And, yes, I totally agree with you regarding their "goals' I think that for some they are totally unrealistic.

Ruth - Were you successful in getting that sample???Have fun getting ready for the Pypers today!

Mandy - Whatever you do..please just be safe. We're all praying for you!

Cyndi - Nice that you can be home today. Cucumber chips sound interesting. I wouldn't think they would work well in the dehydrator. Have fun making your pickles. And as soon as you can, have Julie catch some pics of the hawks to share with us.

Schmoodle - Glad to hear that you go everyone out on time. I hope you can enjoy your quiet time at home. I'm swinging by facebook after this to look at your albums. Your family looks so sweet.

Phnxsunflower - Here's hoping that being a taxi this weekend doesn't become too much of a hassle.

Pearlrose - Sounds like you've got a good handle on what you need to do to get back on track! Good job, and keep it up!!!

Gonnabe - Have a great weekend...it's going to be busy!!!

l/c - Enjoy your drinks this weekend and then get back on track with us. You've had a good summer, but now it's time to start working on yourself again.

Zeff - I can't even begin to imagine how to prepare for hurricanes and tornadoes. I hope everyone stays safe and that you find water soon. Sending prayers your way.

Lori - Church on Sunday is probably a great idea. Sorry to hear that the dog (even when he's gone) is still an issue for you. I hope the new owners are able to find a suitable home for him.

Jenskihere - You'll get used to Splenda soon enough. It's actually a great sweetener substitute. Good luck with it!

Me - So I'm feeling really good about being back on Phase 1. The scales are showing my work, which is great. Went to dh's company picnic yesterday, had a lot of fun. And the food was OP and good. Today I go back in to work for a short day to prepare for next Tuesday when we do in-service for all staff. I'm hoping that today moves smoothly. They tonight we're headed to friends for BBQ and finishing up the Bachlorette.
I'll be good to get back into a regular routine....I actually like normalcy in my life. I think it grounds me some. Well I'm off to figure out my menu for next week.
Have a good Friday ladies!!!
ENJOY!!!

Belle Mer
08-29-2008, 11:07 AM
Cat - yay! It must be nice to have such a surprise.
I'm on a mission to find water today. I've been to all the wal-marts in town, one of the Targets, most of the other grocery stores...nothing. I hear that the Target on the other side of town has plenty, so I'm headed over there this morning. Good luck getting your supplies.

Autumn - have a nice weekend.

Nessa - haha! Hopefully hanna doesn't turn out to be anything bad, it will get even worse!

Ruth - have fun with all of that. Sounds like you have a busy day/weekend ahead of you.

Cyndi - sounds like you have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead of you, enjoy!

Schmoo - Congrats on the scale moving! I love that little bouncy thing.

Phxsunflower - I don't think Mom's are supposed to appreciate being a taxi pulled in all directions ;)

Pearl - here's to some great motivation!

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I've checked all but one store in lafayette for water....and all I have to show is 2 packs of 12 .5 liter bottles. We could go through that in a day, easily. I'm going to head to a different target and the Sam's club to see what I can find. Sources say they have plenty. Other than water, we have enough supplies - batteries, canned/dry goods up the wazoo, crank flashlights, candles.

We decided to not go to the hurricane party that we had scheduled - especially if the storm keeps its track and increases severity. It just wouldn't be responsible to bring a child. We've tried finding places to stay farther north, but so far really haven't found anything. I have a few more places to call today.

I'm moving DS' bed into our bedroom today as he has 3 eastern facing windows in his room and large trees outside. Our bedroom only had north-western facing windows and shouldn't have a problem with flying debris.

It's so weird, I'm used to tornadoes and have had to completely re-educate myself on the workings of hurricanes.


Zeff, try gas station C stores and drugstores for water too. We always find water at Walgreens or CVS when we travel.

Belle Mer
08-29-2008, 11:11 AM
Hi all,

Today started off a little crazy, we slept in when we were supposed to get up super early to drop hubby's work van at the repair shop. So we had to scramble around this morning to get it over there. In the midst of this, puppy is having "runny" potty problems, if you know what I mean....LOL

Anyway, nothing new with me. I'll be reading, writing, and cooking up a big batch of puppy's food today. Hubby goes out of town again on Monday, so we're hoping to spend some relaxation time together over the weekend.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Praying that Gustav dies out in the middle of the gulf!

zeffryn
08-29-2008, 11:17 AM
do you have a portable DVD player that runs on batteries?

unfortunately, no. But we can watch the movies this weekend and we have a backup battery for the portable dvd player - it should last about 8 hours with both batteries charged fully.

Plus, we have our laptop and a spare battery for that.

I bought some toddler friendly board games yesterday that should keep us entertained.

Thankfully I'm already pregnant....that is what DH and I did during Rita ;)
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Zeff, try gas station C stores and drugstores for water too. We always find water at Walgreens or CVS when we travel.

I checked most of the Walgreens around our house and the CVS' too....I had no idea there were so many! A few said they were getting more water in their shipment tomorrow.

Barb0522
08-29-2008, 11:54 AM
I'm keeping my fingers crossed about the hurricane. They are already making plans in Dallas in case people from south Texas or LA need to be evacuated to here.

One of our senior staff members on the Oct Wood Badge course had to drop out due to a bad case of Lyme disease so we have a meeting next week to figure out how to pick up his responsibilities. I'm having enough trouble getting all the scribe stuff done but I'll help where I can.

They had a problem at work that lasted all night and may need to me to help out late today. If it looks like that will happen, I'm heading home at lunch to work from home so I can get Brian on time. I've also promised he can see his Dad at 8 tonight so I made sure my boss knew about that.

Brian did get to see his Dad last night. He is restrained so he won't damage anything and when Brian and Connie first walked in he told her to get Brian out so they wouldn't tie Brian up too. Michael came in a bit later and went in and talked to Robert so he now understands where he is and what is going on. I guess he was really confused with being sedated so long. Brian got to see him again after that and it went well.

I'm almost back down to my August weight. I probably won't show a loss for this month but at least I should recover from the vacation damage. I would like to try to do a few days of phase 1 next week but I'll have to see how things go.

Fat Melanie
08-29-2008, 12:15 PM
Femmecreole, that sounded like a very nice surprise. :)

Barb0522, I'm glad to see that Brian got to see his dad. Any news on if you're getting stuck with the bills or not since you're still legally married? I hope not! Was Robert aware that you were also there? (Well I guess he was, since Brian was there, but I mean was he trying to start any trouble? I'm hoping that he'll see how good-hearted you are by bringing your son to the hospital to see him. In a lot of bitter divorces and battles, some people are spiteful enough to NOT bring the children to see the parent in such an event, and it's really sad. I'm sure we've all known people of that calibre. I think you're definitely a decent human being for not resorting to low tactics like that. You're kind... hope that your ex-husband/soon-to-be-ex will see that.)

Pacergal29
08-29-2008, 12:20 PM
I was starting to think I wasn't meant to post here today, everytime I clicked reply it would ask me if I was sure I wanted to log out. :?: Ummmmm no.

Having some issues with DD new volleyball coach and very torn on wether to get involved or not. To make a very long story short DD is a sub on the team (she is slightly more blessed in athletic ability then her mother). The coach refuses to let the subs play even when it is very obvious the starters are worn out. DD was put in for ONE play lastnight and SCORED and was immediatley pulled out??? Explain this to me please? They lost after winning the first 2 matches and giving up the last 3. Afterwards the coach informed the girls they are the worst team she has ever coached and called a practice for MONDAY! We are going to Michigan this weekend and when DD explained this to her was told if she is not there she will be benched! HELLO she played one play lastnight, how much more can she be benched? ARG! Enough of my rant.

Stay safe everyone in the path of the storm, I am thinking of you! Many prayers!

Oh and Cat what a great suprise!

Barb0522
08-29-2008, 12:45 PM
Mel - I have no idea yet how the bills will be handled. I'll worry about that when he recovers more. I don't think the hospital is likely to bill until he is out of the hospital. If I get a bill sent to me then I'll see what my lawyer says. There is no way that I would keep Brian from his Dad, especially when he is still critically ill. I do have scouting plans two evenings next week so I may not be able to take him every night but he will be there as much as possible especially since he wants to be there. Brian has to come first.

Fat Melanie
08-29-2008, 01:02 PM
That is why I like you, Barb. You recognize that the child comes first. I have seen my parents do the most incredibly evil things towards eachother following their seperation and divorce (when I was in 7th grade), using we kids as weapons. It was always all about them, not us. I've made a vow to myself to never let that happen, no matter what happens between my boyfriend and I, I can never let myself sink to that level and use my son as a pawn in some sicko game to hurt him, because in the end it hurts the child way more than anybody else. I wish people would just recognize that before they act.

So, I admire you for how you're handling things. You're a role model for anybody who is a divorcing parent. And I hope things work out!

Loriann7
08-29-2008, 01:27 PM
Barb! Kudos! I left my ex when my son was a year old, and I only with held my son from visits when his father showed up drunk! or showed up the next day! I had plans and couldn't wait around for him to decide it was time to get his kid, and sober! Over the years he learned to show up on time, and sober! I only found out later (after ds moved out) that his father would leave him home alone to go out drinking, and sometimes all night so he could go to a gf's house, or bring her back to his apt! I'm appalled... but nontheless, my conscience is clear in that I never withdrew my son unless harm was obvious! (If I'd known then what I know now, I'd of made it to supervised visits!)

Your right, worry about bills later! Hugs

Barb0522
08-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Thanks, ladies. I held off on divorcing Robert for years because I wanted what was best for Brian. It was only when I felt that him being around us when we were arguing was causing more harm to him that the divorce would that I felt I could file. And I did feel bad about filing when he had no job.

I do feel a lot of anger and frustration at how difficult the accident is going to make things but it isn't going to make anything better by focusing on it. Robert didn't want to get hit and we just have to deal with what life hands us. I have some very real fear as to what will happen now but at least it looks like he will survive. The rest I'll just deal with as I can.

Barb0522
08-29-2008, 04:29 PM
250 patients from hospitals in Beaumont and Port Arthur are being flown to the Dallas area tomorrow morning so that they won't have to worry about the loss of power in their hospitals if the storm heads that way.

And 1200 buses are being sent to south Texas in case they are needed for evacuations.

I hope this doesn't do as much damage as we all fear.

Fat Melanie
08-29-2008, 05:12 PM
I think you're doing a great job of dealing with what life is throwing at you in this particular time. I like to believe that in the end, good people get what they deserve and everything works out. :D

Is this Gustav that is heading towards Texas? Or the other one, my BF watches the news fanatically and said something about some other hurricane or storm that has been given a name (Fay, I think?) I hope everything is okay.

Loriann7
08-29-2008, 05:22 PM
Barb, at least they aredoing something! I seen a dateline or 20/20 on a nursing home in New Orleans that lost a lot of patients, had they of moved the patients when warned many would not of needed to die! :(.

Ruthxxx
08-29-2008, 05:36 PM
Scary as heck! Sometimes I'm glad to live in The Great White North.
Stay safe. Beachies! As Mel says, you are all very brave and coping really well.

femmecreole
08-29-2008, 06:37 PM
Zeff and Mandy, I just went to Walgreen's to drop off a script. They are closing at 2 tomorrow and won't reopen till after Gustave passes. So if you need anything from there, get there NOW.

There is a a national guard amory around the corner from me and there are now soldiers all over the place with tons of vehicles that have moved in. Shades of Katrina helicopters hovering for weeks. I want my Mommy. Wish my Dad was still here. He was an excellent weather forcaster and was never wrong on a hurricane path.

On a good note, my whole family went out to eat. All my kids and my precious future daughter in law. it was the first time we've all been together in a couple of years. I was loving it.

mandyleigh
08-29-2008, 07:22 PM
thanks for the heads up cat....I actually do need to go there