World War III - I pushed the button

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby debbluebird » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:59 pm

EeFall wrote:I wrote an email to my son, his wife, and my wife today and apologized! I had some really good sleep the night before. Yes, I am going completely insane without sleep, no doubt about it. Sleep makes all the difference. My son called me today and all is well once again and we are going to our granddaughters 1 year old birthday next Saturday! :D :D :D :D :D



Wonderful ! :D

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:52 pm

Eefall & debbluebird -

Whoooop... whooooop.... well done, both of you.
y
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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby EeFall » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:12 am

Thanks you guys, I feel much better about that being all over. I really have more than enough to deal without family problems too. :shock:

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby rthom » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:17 am

Wow, I wish I had a chance to spend some time here earlier--great news, cherish this time and take advantage of all the positives you can. What an awesome fathers day. Do you have fathers day there today, EeFall?
Deb--maybe you could make believe you're their father?--lol-lol No surgery though-just the great vibes that come from having a special day.

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby EeFall » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:38 am

rthom wrote:Wow, I wish I had a chance to spend some time here earlier--great news, cherish this time and take advantage of all the positives you can. What an awesome fathers day. Do you have fathers day there today, EeFall?


Yes, we had Father's day. It was a nice day, sort of a funny day. My wife and I set out on a little journey south of here, just a journey of exploration, and ended up at a postage stamp size of a town called Roy. I was low on gas so decided to fill it up at the town's gas station. That is when we discovered that neither one of us had any identification, money, or credit cards/debit cards on us. We found, I think it was 26 cents, in the center console between our seats :lol: So we had to drive about an hours ride home, get my billfold, and drive to a gas station without running out of gas, which is what happened thankfully. We then went back home and headed for our lounge chairs outside and relaxed for several hours listening to music and enjoying the nice day. I had a very nice long talk with my son on the phone and will see them all next week for our granddaughters one year old birthday.

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby rthom » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:07 am

Sounds like it was a good advenurous day over-all. Our younger son got me a card and a verbal IOU for a movie at the local theater. I appreciated the effort but asked my wife about it in confidence later (made a joke about it being a dificult thing for me to do--it's about my most painful and distracting) apparently it was her idea---AAAHHH. Nobody get's it. But I really do appreciate that I was thought of anyway. The older son did not email, phone..... It is very upsetting to my wife, he was her pride and joy and now he is not looking so special--it's hard for her to see. But she just had some tears and soldiered on through the day.

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby EeFall » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:26 am

rthom wrote:Sounds like it was a good advenurous day over-all. Our younger son got me a card and a verbal IOU for a movie at the local theater. I appreciated the effort but asked my wife about it in confidence later (made a joke about it being a dificult thing for me to do--it's about my most painful and distracting) apparently it was her idea---AAAHHH. Nobody get's it. But I really do appreciate that I was thought of anyway. The older son did not email, phone..... It is very upsetting to my wife, he was her pride and joy and now he is not looking so special--it's hard for her to see. But she just had some tears and soldiered on through the day.


Yeah, the movie theater is a treacherous place for someone with severe RLS. We did successfully see Oz, the Great and Powerful at the theater several months ago, I must have had a good day. The reality is that we raise them and then they are on their own (if we are successful :D ). My dad left my mother, 6 months pregnant, me at age 8, and my 14 year old brother to fend for ourselves as he found a girlfriend half my mom's age.

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby debbluebird » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:33 pm

My daughter actually called me yesterday. I can't believe it. It's been a year since she called me. I guess my phone call to her and my e-mails helped. They are being transferred to Ft. Knox, Kentucky. She was there trying to find a place to live.

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:41 pm

My heart is filled for you :clap: :clap:
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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:41 pm

Nice to see that post :-).
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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby badnights » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:14 am

Nothing is forever :)
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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby EeFall » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:57 am

debbluebird wrote:My daughter actually called me yesterday. I can't believe it. It's been a year since she called me. I guess my phone call to her and my e-mails helped. They are being transferred to Ft. Knox, Kentucky. She was there trying to find a place to live.


:D :clap: :thumbup: :wave:

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby EeFall » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:57 am

We went to our granddaughters one birthday yesterday and it was a beautiful 77 degree day. Maybe that wouldn't be too strange but the day before it was raining and today it rained slowly all day. A few hours ago the sky decided to fall and it is still raining heavily. Not only was the day beautiful but so was our grandkids. Many people came for the party and it was great fun. Our granddaughter loved her fire engine and she learned how to use the engine (her feet) the first few minutes. I had fun pushing the kids around in the fire engine including family, friends, and neighbors. We had water gun fights and watched our birthday girl enjoy "swimming" in her blowup pool.

I had gotten some fantastic sleep the night before and had pulled weeds and mowed the lawn for 4 hours before we went to party. I had almost as much energy as the granddaughters (will maybe not that much lol). Looking forward to trip in a few days, I just hope they can help a bit to keep me going. Days like yesterday will keep me going for another several months either way :D

I'm writing this while sitting in my recliner with the VPAP on and earplugs in - could fall asleep any second - anyway the pramipexole seems to still be working and I'm pretty sure it has been getting closer to a month again. Things will get very busy starting tomorrow. Already we have been packing, trying to get everything in a couple of carry-ons plus my VPAP bag. We still have many more things to do before we actually make it back east, I just hope everything works out. My wife is really a stressed out mess about the trip, she is stressing me out. It didn't help to have Internet out all day until a little while ago. I told her she needs to be more like Doris Day and "Whatever will be will be" :lol: I doubt I will be back on here until (just fell asleep lol), until when I get back.

Wish us luck and keep your fingers crossed that we make it back in one piece (should be back on here Saturday or Sunday). Thanks!

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby debbluebird » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:31 am

Oh, how I hope your trip goes well.

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Re: World War III - I pushed the button

Postby Chipmunk » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:19 am

EeFall wrote:
rthom wrote:Sounds like it was a good advenurous day over-all. Our younger son got me a card and a verbal IOU for a movie at the local theater. I appreciated the effort but asked my wife about it in confidence later (made a joke about it being a dificult thing for me to do--it's about my most painful and distracting) apparently it was her idea---AAAHHH. Nobody get's it. But I really do appreciate that I was thought of anyway. The older son did not email, phone..... It is very upsetting to my wife, he was her pride and joy and now he is not looking so special--it's hard for her to see. But she just had some tears and soldiered on through the day.


Yeah, the movie theater is a treacherous place for someone with severe RLS. We did successfully see Oz, the Great and Powerful at the theater several months ago, I must have had a good day. The reality is that we raise them and then they are on their own (if we are successful :D ). My dad left my mother, 6 months pregnant, me at age 8, and my 14 year old brother to fend for ourselves as he found a girlfriend half my mom's age.

That must have been devastating. My daughter is 8 right now and I can't imagine what that would do to her. :( My husband's dad left when he was around the same age, and it profoundly affected him.
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