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7/30/21 6:58 A

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Man, it's August 1st on Sunday...you know that Pam, and it's crazy how fast the time is going now. Breathe...you can do it!

I know that smoke is pretty thick for the fires being so far away. I can't imagine how bad it would to be closer. I wondered about that August 1st of appliances coming. A Sunday? Oh we'll see what happens, I'm sure you are ready for another thing to cross off your list.

We froze some corn yesterday and I made the pickle juice and now it sits for two days. This morning I have a funeral and then we'll see what happens this afternoon.

Have a great day! It may rain this afternoon, but we keep missing it out. At least it's cooler.

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What day do they come to move you? Are they coming to help you pack everything? It will be a big job training 3 new people and someone to take your spot at the same time but you are up to it and will get it done.

It's still hot and muggy here and the smoke makes everything hazy and it smells like smoke it's amazing how far it travels.

Not much going on here it's still a waiting game the appliances are suppose to come on Sunday which seems strange so we will have to see.

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It is still hot this morning. It is supposed to get better as the day passes. I am not doing any more production in Iowa. I have a shipment to organize and enter to ship to Canada. We have another big order from them so that will be an Indy project. We have a lot of orders to get out. I have three newbies starting Aug.9 over there. I hope they are super employees!
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7/29/21 6:53 A

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Pam hopefully they will have enough employees hired when you move to handle all those orders so you don't have to work 6 days a week. Your move will be here before you know it.

Joann I'm surprised that many people were out in this weather but if you had already scheduled a vacation you have to make the best of whatever the weather is.

The house is getting closer and it is nice to sit back and see how far it's come there are things we still can not find but they are here somewhere.

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I thought it would be cooler this morning, but the temp is 77 and the humidity is higher than yesterday. So i hope that front gets here soon and that will bring the more summer like temps. It was brutal yesterday.

It's a lot to ask of you to move for several months, but I know you can do it and you will do it well. You are strong and it will work out! Hugs to you, Pam. I hope they have a lot of employees to do all those orders.

How did your day go, Joyce. Another day at the camper? I hope you had a great one! You have had a big summer too, and more hugs to you! Ladies, we are too old for so many changes in our lives. But we can do it!

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I think the heat will break this evening, It will be brutally hot today. Next week will return to normal summer heat. The low to mid 80's will be so much better. The head honcho call me yesterday. He talks as rapid as he moves. I think everything is ready for the move except me. Production will be crazy over there! We are buried in orders!
I hope you ladies are having good days. Enjoy the day!

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I'm glad to hear your root canal went well; it's amazing what they have done in dentistry.

You have been working hard on that house and I'm sure it's nice to sit there and see what you've done.

The school was hot and I sat outside until people came. There's an air conditioner in there, but I didn't feel like it needed to be turned on; I had 16 people stop and I was surprised. Today I judge presentations at the county just south of here. And the building will be cool too.

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I'm glad the root canal went so well it sounds like you are pretty well ready for your trip is Mike ready to go?

It had to be hot at the schoolhouse yesterday did you have any visitors? it's been so hot I'm surprised anyone is out. It sounds like you are busy with the garden and caning.

We have most things put in a place for now I'm not sure if they will stay there or not but it's all ok for now now it is just a waiting game.

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The camper will be a nice break, Joyce. Maybe you can enjoy it into the fall. Maybe, it will be smooth sailing with the house after the electrician is done and the appliances are delivered.

Was there very many at the school house yesterday, Joann. It is just "HATEFUL" hot! Our building is air conditioned but it was still warm in there. At least, it is better than the outside heat.
My root canal went well. It was easier than I thought it would be. The gum is a little tender but it is probably bruising. It is all good!
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I've had a root canal and the worst part was paying the bill, so I hope it goes well for you too. That darn tooth will not be causing you any more trouble. Sounds like you are prepared for your trip to Indy, Pam. Good to know that the company is helping out with things so you won't extra expenses.

Did you say your appliances will be coming the first of August, Joyce. That's just around the corner. You've had such an unusual summer and it's no wonder you haven't had time to enjoy the camper.

I am at the school house this morning. I wonder if many will come since the heat is on; I see some outside places are closing early today and won't open tomorrow due to heat. I don't think that's ever happened before.
I am going to make rhubarb jam this afternoon and the cucumbers are coming on fast and furious. We can't eat all those, and I could can and can pickles, but we will see. The sweet corn is just coming on so I suppose we will freeze corn next week.

Have a great day, and I hope you both have a productive day with the dentist and the new house.

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Good luck with the root canal they are no fun. You can only do so much they should be happy with whatever you do get done. It sounds like you have your trip to Indy under control it will be here soon.

Joann it's hard to believe Fall is so close it won't be long before canning will be in full swing how is your garden doing do you plan on canning much?

We are still waiting on the electrician and the appliances then we plan on spending some time at the camper it seems like we haven't spent much time there this summer.

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I am winding down at work. A few repairs are taking place. It seems like some days are not productive no matter what. I do have a goal this week. We got a new tablet for Mike yesterday. He spilled something on his keyboard on his laptop. I offered to get a tablet for him. He uses it to google, eBay, Facebook and games. He is okay with that. He is like a child at Christmas. I think that is the best way for him go. I am getting my laptop tweaked and cleaned up. I use my laptop alot away from home. I have work that requires a good amount of typing for the company so I will take that.
We have decided on a few small appliances to take with us. A small crock pot, an instant pot and a regular size coffee maker. The rest will be picked up in a thrift store or Dollar store. The company card will be used for meals and groceries. I take too many clothes on vacation so this will be normal packing. Mike is picking up some totes to pack some of it in. It's going to be an adventure!
Are getting settled in, Joyce? It is really going to be nice when you get done!
Do you volunteer at the school today, Joann? It is an opportunity to get out. You have kept busy with guests this summer. Fall is too close! School will start and tourism will slack off. Canning from your garden will be good!
I have a root canal this morning. I hope it goes well. This is a new experience for me.

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I wouldn't know what to take for as long as you are going to be there, Pam. I think it's a good idea that Joyce has to call them to see what they would suggest. I can't imagine what you are going through to prepare to leave. We take for granted having everything we need and we don't think about what we use daily. You will get there as the week goes on, you are always so organized.

Having the internet will be great!! I hope they get there and it's hooked up, Joyce. Little by little you are getting the house turned into your home.

Yesterday morning we did some outdoor games and then they took us out for lunch; they left from the restaurant. So we had some down time after that and it was really nice to have that time. I picked some cucumbers and started the pickle process which will take 8 days. I picked a few tomatoes and they are yummy.

Have a good day and stay cool! Boy this week is going to be brutal with the heat.



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Pam it's probably best to wait and make your own decisions on the hotel some people can't be pleased regardless of what's done for them. Do you know where you will be staying I would check with them to see what kitchen things you will need a lot of them supply everything expect the food are they giving you a food allowance while there? It's hard to know what type of clothes to take and how much.

How did your weekend go Joann did you get any rest after they left?

They are coming today to hook up the internet it's surprising how much we rely on it these days but it will be nice to have it back.

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I didn't work over the weekend. I am tired of that. I looked at a few clothing items. I think I know what I am going to take with me. I worked on a list of bathroom and kitchen items that I need to take, It will be here before I know it. We are starting a new chapter in our lives. It is a bit scary
I hope your weekend went well, Ladies!

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Joyce, you are getting there. It is nice to have help from your son. Relax and stay cool today.
It sounds like you had a fun (but busy) day Joann. After lunch will be a good time to relax and stay out of the heat!
We got a soaking rain last night. We have been blessed with the moisture. I will start going over my clothes and bathroom items today. I will need to take some cookware and we have some canned tuna chicken and salmon we can take with us. We will do most of the shopping when we get there. I have been given the names and locations of a couple of really nice restaurant. He was a little jealous that we would be so close to that restaurant for three months.
We may go there one time but I want to stay close to the hotel. I have read reviews on this hotel. Some are glowing and some are very critical. I think we will just wait and decide then.

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It's nice to have your sister close enough that you can visit on the weekend. Sounds like a good time with her. And I'm sure your list is long-there's a lot of pressure to accomplish everything and then to think of everything that needs to be done before moving.

It is a good day to relax, Joyce. It's too hot to do much and you've been busy so it's nice to have a down day. I'm glad your son was able to help out yesterday-it's nice to have him close enough to be there when you need him.

The fair is over here, but we did have a town festival yesterday so went to the parade, farmers market and hit a couple of garage sales. Then in the afternoon they enjoyed our pool and more visiting before they went to the class reunion. It was really a nice day and today they are leaving after lunch.

Have a great Sunday-it looks like another hot day. What did we do without AC when growing up!

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Oelwein is a good size town it's not too large but large enough to have everything we really need it seems like a nice neighborhood we've only met a few neighbors it will take time. Joann we are only a block from Platts Park I haven't walked it yet but plan on making it my go to trail.

It sounds like you had a good time with your sister Pam you will miss her while you are gone.

Not much going on here our son came over yesterday and helped with several small things we needed help with we are still waiting on service people and appliances then I think we are done with everything major we are going over to the trailer for the day we need to pick up a few things and take a few over and a day to relax sounds good.

Joann how is the time with family going? Did you all go to the fair?

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How is the weekend going with the company? We went to Quincy to shop and spend time with sis. We had a good visit and a nice lunch. We are home. I am trying to update my laptop. I think it has to go to a computer tech to get tweeked. Time us short and the list is growing.

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You do have a lot going on in your family, Pam. The work world sure has changed a lot through the pandemic and how people work and commute or don't commute to work. I hope it works out for them in Texas. And I agree with Joyce, you have to feel comfortable in that new apartment or hopefully they find you a different place.

It looks like Oelwein is a nice size town in NE Iowa, Joyce. I see it has trails and parks which will be nice for you to walk. We visited Oelwein in 2015 as the town for Fayette county and ate at the Country Cottage Cafe and did our geocaching at the cemetery and found the Oelwein family plots. Then we walked at Platts Park. I don't remember any of this visit, but that's what I had written in my journal.

Guess I had better get moving and get some groceries before the company gets here this afternoon. I should make some cookies I guess, then I can freeze what we don't eat.

Stay cool-the long range forecast shows 100 degrees here next week. UGH!

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Pam my husband's company used the extended stay hotels a lot some were good and some not if the one you get is inferior let the company know and if they won't move you you can always come home there are a lot of nice ones out there you should not have to put up with something you don't feel comfortable in. I agree with Joann you will love retirement finally your time is yours to do with what you want.

We live in Oelwein now it has a lot but only a couple of clothing stores and no craft stores no Target or Walmart I will probably only go to Waterloo once a month or so. There is a small Walmart in independence but it doesn't carry much I can't find here.

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I spoke to my DD and SIL last evening. They are skeptical about the extended stay accommodations. They know of this hotel and they say it is not nice. It is new so maybe there hasn't been time for it to not be nice. Time will tell.
SIL has been out of work for 15 months. He found a job that will last, at least, 10 months. He says the pay is "crazy" good. He said that if he works for 10 months, he can stay at home for 3 years and do what he has done for the last 15 months. His new job is 700 miles from where he lives in Houston so he will live in New Mexico for the duration. The company will provide an airline ticket to go home once a month. They have done this before so they will be okay. DD had 2 German shepherds that protect her. She will be okay. There are too many changes happening in our family.
I did see Dan Mart on the news. I don't know about Russ. He may be a school board member or something. Either way...it's all good.
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Heís not who I was referring to, but maybe heís retiring and Dan Mart is taking over. Dan is going to be the interim superintendent for a year for the Keokuk schools.

Itís nice to have questions answered even if it makes one uncomfortable. That gives you time to adjust. I hope you are home by the end of October; then you can enjoy fall and not have to worry about work.
You re going to love retirement and having time to do what you want.

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Is Russ Derr the guy you are talking about? He is such a nice guy. We were in the same H.S. graduating class. His brother is my neighbor.

I have got a timeline now, October 29 is the day they hope to send me home. I did get alot of qustions answered this morning. It is getting too real!

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That will be nice to have your own set of appliances, Pam. I hope they get it all hooked up and it works fine. With all your quiet time at work, you can reflect on your many years with your business and how it went over the time. I'm sure overall it was a good part of your life.
You are going to miss your sister being so close, but at least your time away from Keokuk won't last very long. I noticed that you have a new interim superintendent of schools-he was the superintendent of the school I retired from.

I went to school at UNI in Cedar Falls and we would shop at Waterloo; I bet it's changed a lot. I think it's nice to shop in the small towns without all the traffic. What is your town now?

I don't have kids in the fair anymore, I just like to keep involved with 4-H. It's a small fair and people were enjoying themselves last night and today is the auction of animals. I'm helping at the library today with the book sale. It's a way for the Friends of the Library to collect money to be used for library projects all year.

Have a good day, friends!

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Joann we had Bomgarrs down around Des Moines but haven't seen one around here yet and have not heard of Runnings who would have thought there were so many different farm store chains here in Iowa.

It will take some time to get to know what stores are around here and where they are I have never shopped Waterloo but I will learn it's the closest big town around I don't plan on going often only when necessary we have all necessary stores right here.

How was the fair? How long does it run? Your kids do keep you busy but it's a good kind of busy.

Pam it's too bad they don't send your replacement down to you so you can start training them now and cut your time up there.

Not much going on here service men are suppose to be here today and tomorrow then I think we are done and can get closer to settling.

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That's great that you can get your appliances so quickly, Joyce. Our laundry set will be delivered today. Our rental was picked up yesterday and Mike's nephew will get the old dryer tomorrow.
It seems like you have company every weekend, Joann. It keeps you busy! How was the fair?
We are going to see Sis this Saturday. I may go to the Dollar store and get a few items to take with us. I don't want to take everything from here. I don't want to carry it back and forth.

I heard that there is a crew hired in Indy and one of them speaks English. I will adjust! I have alot of time to think so I have conversations in my head. I know that I am letting go of the responsibilities. I hope that the stay is just 60 days and then vacation before social security. Time will tell.

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I'm sure they want to sell the building, I hope they can do that in the business world. It's a crazy time when it comes to selling. Do you start talking to yourself during the day since there's no one else to talk to...lol. I wouldn't like to be alone all day either.

Around here we have Bomgaars and Runnings as our farm stores. I like those stores and Ace Hardware is a good one too; they have things other stores don't carry. You are lucky to get your appliances so quickly. Won't that be nice!! Isn't today your day that your washer leaves, Pam?

Raccoons have to find another patch of corn, the fence is doing it's job. Guess I'll be out watering the garden today. Then I'm going to the county fair to volunteer to watch 4-H projects for a while. They don't want people touching them or walking away with them. So that's about it for my day-should do a little cleaning since we are having company for the weekend.

Have a good day!!!

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Pam it makes sense they sell the building I can't imagine why they would keep it. It's too bad you have to work alone but it's only a couple of weeks then you'll be in Indy.

Joann Norbys is a farm store along the lines of Theisons or Farm and Home only smaller it carries a little bit of everything.

We went to Waterloo yesterday and ordered the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher they have everything in their distribution center and will deliver it on August 1st. I sometimes don't think we'll ever get settled there are so many little things that need to be done they only had curtains on some of the windows which would be OK if we were in the country but not in the middle of town we do have the major rooms put together.

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A real estate agent ( my Sister-in -law) and the owner of the agency came to the shop yesterday. They looked at it from a seller's point of view. They liked what they saw. I haven't asked the owners if they want to sell so it will be a waiting game. The wait will be short since we are moving. So many details and so little time. Working "Solo" is not fun!
Did you kept those rascal raccoons out of the corn, Joann. Something ate our tomatoes. What animal does that?
After a couple of days of unpacking, is it almost done, Joyce? It is a job but rewarding.

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Have a good day, Pam, being productive and organized. Sounds like you chose the best job to do that will cover your orders. There's a lot to think about with Mike before you move in August. You won't want to make the trip back to Iowa any more than you have to. Do you know how many driving hours it is to Indy?

What's Norby's, Joyce. I haven't heard of that store. It's nice to have a hardware store and lumber yard in the town you live in. That covers a multitude of necessary items for your home.

The electric fence worked; no coons were in the patch overnight. Yes, it is my schoolhouse day and hopefully there are a lot of people coming through.

Have a great day, it's going to pretty warm out there so stay cool.

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Pam it will be an adjustment working alone you can only do so much you already work 6 days a week so they can't ask for any more.

Joann coons in the corn is always a problem for gardeners I hope you have found a way to stop them from eating all your corn.

I needed a few small things from the hardware store so decided to check out what's in town there is a Norbys, Ace Hardware and lumber yard you can find almost anything needed it will be nice to have it all so close.

We should get internet today which will be really nice now if the electrician would get here we should be all set.

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I did get more productive as the day went on. I know the time is short so I am a little overwhelmed. I looked the orders over yesterday and decided to work on glove production. That covers many orders. I hope the fence worked for your raccoon problem. They destroyed all of ours last year. Next year, we will try the garden again and hope it works.
Today is your school house day. That sounds so interesting. Enjoy your day!
Are you getting organized, Joyce? It will be nice when it is complete.

Our washer and dryer will be delivered Thursday. RAC will pick up the rented washer Wednesday and Mike's nephew is taking the dryer on Friday. It will be a busy week for Mike. He is getting his medical appointments coordinated so his trips back will be minimal.

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Did you get a little more productive as the day went on, Pam. I think you are allowed some down time though, you are always working so hard. Itís a huge adjustment to not have any other workers around and to know your entire business will be moving in a couple of weeks.

We discovered the pesky coons got into the corn last night-the corn is no where near ready and yet they had fun destroying some stalks. But we have a surprise for them tonight-three strands of wire connected to the fencer so they will get a little shock if they try to get in the field.
It took all morning to get it up and going, so tonight Iím tired. I ran to Spencer and got the oil in the car changed this afternoon so itís been a busy day.

Enjoy your evening and Iíll ďtalkĒto you tomorrow.


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It was a nice visit with the family. The size of the family has decreased as the older one have passed. It is a much quieter time.
I know what you are saying about the raccoons with the corn. They destroyed all of our corn last year. I am glad to hear the time with the grands went so well!
You will enjoy getting everything arranged like you want it. It will be nice to step back and admire the arrangements on the wall.
I am having a problem working up the incentive to do any production now. I think I am allowing the burnout to take over. I need to snap out of it!

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Your evening sounded fun, Pam, I hope you enjoyed your time with the family. Life is going to be quiet at work now, have a good Monday! It's just crazy we are on July 19th and August is quickly approaching. You have a lot to think about.

It's good to have a quiet weekend before tackling the task of unpacking and arranging, Joyce. It does take time to get things where you want them. I hope your Monday is a great one and you accomplish a lot.

The weekend was a good one and it's quiet again. Those two little kids are quite busy and loud so when they are gone you know it. Today I think it's back to the garden and putting up an electric fence around the sweet corn. The corn ears are coming along and the raccoons have been seen in the Ring door system that we have.

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Pam your right she is no longer your problem hopefully she will not keep calling or come in and visit you often just to give you a bad time.

Joann how did your weekend go did you get to see much of the Omaha family while they were there?

It's been a very quiet weekend here now it's time to go home and get back to work we are getting settled it is just taking some time.

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I am sorry that Crazy couldn't go home but she is not my problem any longer. She will go when she can. She thought it may be in September.
The company is renting a hotel apartment. It is over 500 square feet. It has a kitchen/ living room and a bedroom. It has a stove, refridge, dishwasher, etc. It has the dishes and cookware there. I will adapt to whatever is provided.
It is nice that you get the weekend off, Joyce. Rest and relax before the unpacking continues.

I hope it has worked well having the Omaha family there. I bet you had enough canned and frozen to take care of them.

We have a family dinner this evening. I am going to take an apple crunch using the apple pie filling that I canned last fall. There will be lot of family there from out of town Visitors from Arkansas and North Carolina came for their annual visit. It will be nice to see the family.

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It is nice being back at the camper even if it's just for a couple of days with nothing that needs to be done all the time.

I went to the farmers market before we left and I was very impressed it didn't have many stands but the ones there had a lot of vegetables and everything was reasonably priced later towards fall I'm hoping to find a few things to can. It's strange to us to know we can get to a grocery store anytime it's just a few blocks away instead of 30 miles. We are having fresh green beans for supper and fresh broccoli tomorrow.

Pam it's too bad she can't go to Asia it sounds like it would do her some good to get away for awhile your move is coming up fast it will be sad but a relief when you are back home.

Joann it's nice to be able to enjoy the kids without having to cook all the time enjoy your time with them.

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I did hear that Asia was having a resurgence of the virus, so it doesnít surprise me that she canít go. Thatís really disappointing for her though. I donít know how they can even have the Olympics in another week, could be interesting. Man, you are right! Those August dates are so close! Will they put you up in more than a hotel room, that will be cramped if itís not bigger.

I didnít think the family would be here so much since they are here for a family get together on her side. They havenít been together for two years, I thought they would be at her folks condo more. So I didnít plan on meals, so we just go with the flow. Itís all good!

I worked in the garden for a little while-potatoes, green peppers, onions, raspberries and cucumbers are coming on. Good thing you didnít put in a garden this year, Pam. Now with relocating in August you wouldnít have had time.

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Crazy called me after I got home from work yesterday. Her flight was canceled. Her money will be refunded. The restictions in Asia is crazy. She is thinking September will be when she goes to the Philippians. I hope she gets there to see her Mama. She knows we are closing. I don't know how long I will be in Indy but this place will be empty on August 5th. We will go on August 7th and I will start my job over there on the 9th. It is close!

I hope you are having a relaxing weekend at the camper, Joyce. It will be a refreshing rest.
How is the visit with the family going, Joann? You will be ready for a rest!

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I thought your lady went back to the Philippines for several weeks? She must not be going this year or I was just imagining that she was going to be there. I know you have special feelings for her since she's worked a long time with you, and if she visits I hope she's on her best behavior. It's almost weekend time, hopefully you can have a relaxing time. My goodness, you are getting dumped on with rain. We did get an inch, but it's dry so it didn't last long.

Enjoy your weekend at the camper, Joyce. A break does help the brain, too much of that organizing can tire wear you out. It sounds like a nice weekend, so have a good time!

Fair judging was fine, I didn't have many kids to talk to, and they are young and excited to do projects. It's always fun to see what they can do.
The Omaha kids will come this morning and then stay all weekend. But they will be gone a lot of the time for her family reunion, so I won't have to do much cooking.

Have a good weekend, looks like a nice one here.

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Pam will the company even be there when she gets back will she behave if they are there moving you? Your life should be a lot more peaceful now.

We haven't had any more rain since the other night but it's still damp out there.

Joann how did the judging go?

Not much going on here we are going back to the trailer tomorrow and come back on Monday it will be a nice break for a couple of days.

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The rain has been crazy here. 2.75 inches Thursday morning. It is wet here.
The day has come when I will not see Crazy every day. She said she will stop in to see me. I told if she starts ranting, she has to leave. She laughed. It is very busy for one person at work. I will do what I can. The rest will be used for training in Indy.
I am glad to hear that the organizing is going well, Joyce. It takes time but it will be well worth it!
You have company for the entire weekend, Joann? That will be nice but I see a day of rest in your future. Enjoy every minute of it.

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Pam it will be a sad day for you you have worked together a lot of years it's too bad she had to ruin it the last year and a half. I'm glad to hear your tooth is feeling better when do you get the root canal?

Joann it's hard to believe it's getting close to fair time everywhere it's amazing to see what some of these kids can do have fun today.

We are getting settled major pieces are in place and we can find most things but it is a lot of hurry up and wait it will be worth it in the end.

We had rain and high winds go through last night and a tornado touch down at the school which is only a few blocks from here but we didn't have any damage just lost electricity for 3 hours.

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August 7th is around the corner-man the time is flying by. I'm glad your antibiotic helped you sleep last night; hopefully that tooth calms down and you can get through to the root canal appointment. I'm sure your lunch will be special with your crazy one-her life is about to change and who knows what it will be like when she comes back from her vacation. At least you got a good nights sleep before your last day with her.

Joyce, how is the organizing going? Lots to think about when unpacking.

Yes, I will be at the schoolhouse for many Tuesdays until the end of August. I judged the 4-H projects yesterday and it was fine. Today I am going to do a little cleaning because the Omaha kids are coming this weekend and staying with us. Their condo will be used by some of the family who is traveling to the area.

Have a good day, ladies. By the way, we got an inch of rain yesterday-everyone was talking about all the rain. Lots of terrible weather in Iowa; we had nice gentle rain.

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It sounds like you are getting settled in, Joyce. I hope all the service men came and got everything hooked up for you.
Will you be at the school house every Tuesday for the rest of tourist season, Joann. That sounds like fun! Did you judge at the fair yesterday? You are a busy lady!

There is alot of summer left but it feels like it is winding down. I guess it is for me. I will be in Indy August 7th to get settled into the apartment at the hotel. So many things left to do before the move but it will get done!
I did go to the dentist yesterday, I am on an antibiotic. I hope the infection doesn't return before the root canal. I was able to sleep last night. I slept in my recliner most of the evening and went to bed at 8:00. I slept well even after I went to bed. My Fitbit says I slept 9 hours. That never happens but it felt good.
This is Crazies last day. I am taking her to lunch. We have alot of history at work. It has been bad for the last 18 months but before that it was good. I do wish her the best and I will not miss her rants. I hope she finds something that agrees with her. Our company is not the place for her anymore.

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A toothache is no fun at all! I hope crazy is a good lady today for your sake. It's almost Thursday! You've been with that business a long time now. No wonder they listen to you, you know the ins and outs of that place. I hope your dentist appointment goes well today and you can get some relief.

Some surprises are nice, and I hope you don't have any problems with the ones that aren't so good. Isn't it fun to wait on all those people to show up so you can get on with life in your new house. Hurry up and wait.

Addy and I went to the nature center yesterday morning and then I took her to the other grandparents. So I was catching up at home in the afternoon. I watered some plants but not all since it was to rain overnight. But guess what, it didn't rain at all. So I guess I'll water later today. I am judging 4-H projects at the fair today.

Have a good day friends.

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Pam toothaches are never fun I hope they can take care of it for you. Your move is coming up fast it will be time to go to Indy before you know it.

Joann did you have fun with Addy? Will she get to come back to your house before going home?

Nothing new here we are waiting on service people so we can get internet, tv, a gas line and some electrical done before we can go back to the camper for a few days.

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Crazy is down to two days. I hope she behaves herself. I have a toothache that kept me up vey late. I am going to the dentist today. I have a root canal on the 27th. I hope I can last that long.

Surprises come with a "new to you home." Those projects will keep you busy this winter, Joyce. It will be a forever home before you know it!

Was your visit with Addy hectic, Joann? They are so much fun! She will remember the visits with Grandma forever!
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Pam that's a long time to stay with one company I hope your crazy one behaves herself for 3 more days and leaves with some good memories. Are you excited to go to Indy for a few weeks?

Joann have fun with Addy they are so much fun at that age they share everything they know with you and can be so funny they think they are so grown up.

We are getting slowly settled it will take time but we can walk through the rooms now we are finding a lot of little hidden surprised some good some not so much but nothing we can't fix or live with.

It I'll be really sad when Sparks people closes we have become friends and I will miss both of you.

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The crazy one was quiet yesterday. That scares me but we are in our last days of her employment with the company. I hope she doesn't have anything up her sleeve. I have worked there nearly 29 years and management for 25 years. It is getting real! I guess just clothes and bathroom stuff is all I need to take. I have books on my phone and tablet. I don't want to do any hand sewing projects. My hours will be 8-5 Eastern (7-4 here.) I have to adjust to that!
How is the house coming Joyce? Does it feel like home? It is a little exciting and a little tiring but enjoyable!
I know you enjoy your time with Addy and the other grandkids. It is nice that you get to see them so often. Treasure those times!

I will miss both of you when the time comes to close Spark people. We have become pen pal friends. I will miss hearing about your adventures.

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Isn't it crazy how we keep things and think we will use them or need them, Pam. How long have you worked at that company? The longer we are somewhere, the more we have. Kind of like living in a house, right Joyce. I can't believe your time is almost over with them, Pam. And it's ending so much earlier, but that's necessary to keep you healthy.

I'm glad to hear you are doing so well in your moving, Joyce. Now you can plug away at putting things away. And clothes lines are few and far between; I had one and then we took it out.

We won't see Kyleigh today; we said our good byes on Thursday. Now we are on to Addy; we met her at Briggs Woods by Webster City yesterday and had a picnic and then did some hiking and geocaching. She's with us until noon tomorrow and then she goes to the other grandparents. We have to enjoy these kids when they are young, because when they are 17 they are busy with school activities.

Have a good day, friends! I don't know what I'm going to do without these messages each day come August 17th. I hate to see Spark People close down because I'm going to miss you.

Enjoy!

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Pam it has to hard not knowing what twin will show up I hope she will make her last days pleasant. It's surprising how much personal stuff we take to the office and leave it really adds up over the years.

Joann it's sad to see the grandkids go but the older they get the harder it is for them to get away at some point they might not come at all everyone gets so busy.

We are going to the house to stay so we will hopefully get a lot put away.

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It will be nice to get settled into your home, Joyce. It is a task that takes time but it is worth it! I wish we had a clothes line in the summer. I love the smell of the fresh outdoors on my sheets and towels.
Did you get to spend some time with Kyleigh before she leaves today? Will she be home for Christmas? I know you will miss her. Did you get anymore rain? I dumped just over 5" from our rain gauge yesterday about 3:00 p.m. That has been since Friday evening about 8:00. It has been a wet weekend!
I worked in production Saturday. I got a nice head start on today's production. I worked on my office yesterday. Through the years I have collected a bunch of "stuff." I threw empty boxes away. I looked inside each one and found spare parts for cutters. I have a small box full of spare parts for the cutters and sewing machines. Unbelievable! I brought some small dishes home that has collected over the years. Pencils that I never use and stash away came home with me. I don't charge the company for that stuff so I brought them here. I won't have to buy anymore pencils ever!
I am hoping that the good twin to come in today. I have had enough of the evil twin to last a lifetime. She just has four days. I do get more done when she isn't there. I have mixed emotions. The good twin is a dear friend. The evil one is a nightmare! I just have to get through this and move on to the next phase.
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All of our furniture is in it's even in the right rooms mostly but that's as far as it got now it's matter of getting everything put in it's place we will go over tomorrow and stay for the week I'll have the washer but no dryer till they run a gas line but on the bright side I do have a cloths line.

Pam you just have a few days with the crazy one then peace you'll get so much more done by yourself without having to listen to so much garbage.

Joann it's very hard to understand some of the things our kids do we can only hope someday when it's to late they don't regret it but the main thing is the kids are happy and we'll adjusted.

We haven't got any rain this weekend it looked bad yesterday but it actually made it nice to move we were able to open up the house and air it out.

Today we made a trip to Wall Mart with a long list of those small things to make things work then to the hardware store with another list hopefully we have everything to get things hung up and put away.

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It has rained all weekend! We have about 4" so far. I wish I could send some your way Joann. There was power lines down due to high winds. Even the poles were knocked down. That was in Missouri south and west of here. It is a mess!
Did you get your furniture today, Joyce. It is fun to arrange and rearrange until you get it the way you want it. Have fun!
It is hard to imagine that Kyleigh is old enough to drive. That is a great lesson in responsibilty. She is quite the lady!

I am going throw junk that has collected at work in the last 25 years. What a mess! I am throwing things away that should have left the building long ago. Out of sight, out of mind has worked well but, now, I have to pitch it. I will work every weekend getting my belongings packed before the company guys get here and move everything. Friday, Crazy was ranting and bullying for 2 hours. I told her she's a bully and she went ballistic. I told her what the law states for severance and she got a little angrier. She went to the break room. I think she googled it because she came to my office and apolgized for her behaviors. She said she doesn't want Karma. I think it is a little late. She may get a boatload of trouble at her next job. It is what it is! I won't have her here to rant at me all the time. That is good enough for me!
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You can count the days on one hand, Pam. Wonít it be nice to have some peace and quiet! Too bad you have to do all the work now. But I bet you can get a lot accomplished doing it yourself. Itís going to be a bit of adjustment having to go to Indy in 4 weeks.

Joyce, I hope you are able to get a lot done today. And I hope itís not raining either. Howís it going?

We are getting some moisture! Any bit is welcome thatís for sure. We may have 1/2Ē which isnít much with as dry as it is. But we are thankful for whatever falls.
Pam, Kyleigh is working at Texas Roadhouse in TN. She bought a car this spring, so she needs to work to make those payments. She flies back to her home in TN on Monday.

Have a great Saturday! Iím going to do a little reading now.

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Only four days left of the Twilight zone! I am to blame for everything tyhat is wrong with this world. Just ask her! She is fixated on former employees that trash me constantly. She was on a two hour rant yesterday. She shut it down and said she didn't want any karma coming her way. It's a little late for that!
I am working for a while today. Four weeks from today, I will go to Indy for an extended stay. The length of time is going to depend on how well trained the new hires in Indy will be. I may have to Zoom from time to time but that's okay!
Moving weekend Jouce! I hope your weather is good for this. It is raining. We have 2- 3/4" in our rain gauge from last night.
Did you get some rain Joann? We are in for a wet few days.
I am glad you got to see Kyleigh and Liam. It is hard when they are so far away. Why a mother would let her children go and move so so away is a mystery. I know you have a special bond with them. Is kyleigh working this summer? She is quite the lady!

Have a great day and a fantastic weekend!

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Kyleigh and Liam were here for a month and now he's on his way back to Florida. We sure had a good time every time we saw them. Yesterday we played games, they rode 4 wheelers and then we had Pizza Ranch. I just don't understand their mother and how she could give them both up so now they live with their dads. And she's my daughter-I just don't get it!!!

Sunday Addy is coming and we decided to meet in Webster City at Briggs Woods where there is a nice hiking trail that comes to a waterfall. Her mom is bringing food so we can have a picnic-that's our plan.

It's just a huge job to move a few things like we did when we remodeled, but to move a house full of possessions-I just can't imagine the enormity of moving. You are almost there, Joyce. I think you have the fun part ahead of putting things away.

Pam, let's hope crazy lady is wore out from her rants yesterday and today is much calmer. She's at a loss of what her future is and you are getting the brunt of her frustrations. The more the main office can communicate with her, the better. It's not your fault that she can't draw a severance, and if she hears it from the higher ups, then she shouldn't be ranting. But we know her....ugh!!

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Joann did you find something interesting to do with Kyleigh and Liam the time goes so fast but the memories you make will last forever,

Pam it's only a few days and your crazy will be in the past hopefully she won't make your life to miserable till then.

We will bring all the furniture over tomorrow then the move is over it will just be putting everything in it's place I will be so glad when it's all over hopefully this will be the last move we ever make.

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TGIF! Today may be interesting. Crazy is on the warpath! I hope she is over it today. Next Friday, she will be a memory. The bullying will be history..
How was your day with Kyleigh and Liam? They are growing so fast! Did you find something in Ft. Dodge? Mike's nephew lived there for a decade but the only I have ever heard about Ft. Dodge is that it is windy all the time!

Just a few more days and you will be in your house, Joyce. That's exciting!

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Rain? I don't know what that is...we didn't see any of that yesterday, just sprinkles the day before. Enjoy that rain!

Your poor lady needs some help and I don't know how her husband deals with her-or she must be a lot different at home. What is she going to do once she comes back.

Enjoy your day, Joyce. It will be nice to catch up at the camper.

Iowa is full of fun things to do. Right now I'm trying to find something to do on Sunday. We are picking up Addy half way between her home and here. So I thought I'd find some things to do on the trip back to the farm. I'm looking at Fort Dodge.

Kyleigh and Liam are coming today-he's flying back to Florida tomorrow. So this will be our last day with them.

Have a good day, friends.

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It rained here off and on yesterday sometimes very hard but most of the time it was a nice steady gentle rain we really needed it. I hope you get some of this rain Joann.

Pam you have less than a week with your crazy one has she talked about being unemployed when she comes home.

Joann the school house sounds like fun I think every state has so many interesting things to see and do if we just take the time to find them. You and your DH do a good job of finding a lot of them but it's always interesting to find more.

We don't have much planned for today I need to do some laundry and a few things here Randy has to run over to the house to meet someone to run a gas line to the dryer but I'm not going over till tomorrow and get done what I need to before Saturday.

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Talking about Iowa is interesting! There is so much to see! I did google the Dutchmen's store outside of Bloomfield. We will take a road trip up there after work is a memory.
The crazy one told me about her dissatisfaction with the last two girls that worked there this summer. She had a very strong hate for them and took it out on me. The insanity will end next Thursday. YEA!
We have very heavy rain in the forecast for tomorrow and Saturday. We got 4' early last week. It isn't our year for a drought in our area. I wish we could send some your way, Joann.

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Only 8 more days and you are free of the crazy one, Pam. She's something else! You are going to be busy with moving, but the end of the tunnel is in sight now.

I hope your day goes well, Joyce, and you can get a lot moved inside. Is the campground busy this week? Ours seem to be full and very crowded. At least you have a place to return to after working all day on the house.

We didn't get any rain again, looked like it went north. Yesterday at the schoolhouse I had 2 people come in and the week before 25, so it's really hit and miss. What's nice is when people go to the nature center they are encouraged to come to the school. But the 2 I talked to yesterday stayed for about an hour just talking about Iowa. It was really interesting to hear of their travels around Iowa.

Have a good day ladies. I hope your day goes well and a lot is accomplished.

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It will be cooler today so we'll try to get what we need to do in the garage early then can work inside the rest of the day we need to get a lot out of the way before we can bring the furniture in.

Pam won't you enjoy not having to put up with your problem child anymore she will soon be history and you can look forward to a peaceful retirement.

Joann I hope you get some of this rain anything will help everywhere is so dry. Did you get the trees finished it's a big job but will look so good when done.

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Does the old schoolhouse have a lot of tourists going through? That would be interesting .The tourist/ vacationers flock to your area in the summer so you see a variety of people, don't you?
It will be cooler and less humid today. That will last just one day.
Moving is a slow process, Joyce. Just getting the boxes in and the kitchen organized is a big accomplishment. Enjoy it!
Crazy lady saw sane lady at the park on the fourth. Sane lady isn't such a nice person. She made accusations against Mike and told crazy that I said the things she said about the crazy one. July 15 is crazies last day and I won't have to listen to all the "high school" behaviors at this work place any longer. A sigh of relief? Probably! I will help load U-Hauls the week og Aug.2 and be in Indy Aug.9. It will be different but retirement is near!
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You two are facing a new chapter in your lives-both exciting and scary.

Pam, once this move started to place it moved at a quick pace. It's hard to think of not having that work place and all those things you made, it will take time to acclimate yourself to a different lifestyle. How will crazy lady adapt to her new life? I hope she does well without you.

Joyce, that's an exciting to think your new house will be your home soon. It will be nice to unpack and organize at your own pace since you have the camper to live in for a while.

We didn't work long with the trees, it was just too hot and there wasn't a breeze. So we both were in the house from about 2 on-today isn't going to be much better. It was 72 at 6 AM this morning and when we walked it was so humid.

I'm heading to the schoolhouse to volunteer this morning and get a few things at Walmart. Otherwise I will be home.

You have a great day!


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Pam it is sad to think your shop will no longer be there it's been a big part of your life for so long but once you get back home from Indy you will adjust to retirement and enjoy it. Working alone is not ideal but it's a lot more peaceful.

Joann you are wise to get outside work done early it turned hot yesterday I think everyone could use some rain.

We are getting organized or at least getting every thing in it's room it is nice to be able to do that before bringing in the next load today DS will bring over the trailer with the last of the boxes we will have time to get them out of the way before the furniture gets here on Saturday then we will officially be done moving all that's left is to put it all away and that might take forever.

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I didn't know there was a loft. I will have to check it out next time I go there, We spend a fair amount of time there when we go. It is interesting!

Did you get the trees finished? That is hard work! We have started that before but there is too much!
It is four weeks before the company brings moving vans. My shop will get moved to Indy. It is getting real! Crazy's last day is the 15th so it will be quiet and sad that the last days here will be without any help at all! There is alot of mixed emotions!
How's the moving going, Joyce? It won't be long now!

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You are right about the Dutchman Store being so big, Pam. And there's a loft area to shop in also, but the free ice cream cone helped...LOL! I like Stringtown and we buy candy bars and pure vanilla when we go, which isn't often at all. I wonder if we stopped at that florist shop...do they have an area outside where they have all their outdoor plants and sometimes they have an auction to buy those plants in bulk? That's the only place we stopped at that had flowers. The bakery is fun too...lots of goodies that they make right there. You had a great trip, Pam.

Today is another hot one, so we are going to do an hours worth of work in the pasture. We are getting close to the end of the dead trees, so we can do a little before it gets too hot.

That's it for our day, I hope you enjoy yours. Don't work too hard either of you and stay cool.

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