VICTORY!!

A month or so ago I told you about some folks who were in jeopardy of losing their home – The “The Just Plain Wrong” portion of The Good, The Bad, and the Just Plain Wrong. Last night the Township Supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution to ban the condemnation of these two properties for use in building a new park or anything else. The Township building was packed with concerned citizens – we didn’t all fit in the actual room and spilled out into the foyer. As you can imagine, there was much applause when the resolution was adopted.

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When Todd lived at home he would gripe at his dad for not turning the heater on in the early mornings. (Contrary to what some of you may think, early morning in SoCal can be pretty chilly) Now that HE’S the homeowner it’s like pulling teeth to get him to turn on the heater. Thankfully for the rest of us, he’s out of town. Monday night I turned the heater on and it’s a good thing I did. It was 34 degrees yesterday morning! When I told him I turned on the heater he said, “But it’s only October!” I may need to put a lock on the thermostat so he can’t turn it off when he gets home!

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I watched about an hour of the debate last night. I couldn’t stomach any more than that. This is a totally bipartisan opinion. I’m sick and tired of the lying, the embellishing, the partial truths, the mud slinging — both sides are just as guilty as the other. Frankly, I don’t know who or what to believe. I can’t decide if it keeps getting worse or if it’s just that I keep getting older and am paying closer attention. Whatever the case, I’ll go vote my conscience on that first Tuesday in November and pray for our country and whoever ends up in the White House.

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Now for the really big news! I’m picking up Sing 4 Joy and God’s Guitar Girl from the airport tonight! Then tomorrow I’ll get to meet His Girl and a few other Chicas! And they’re even going to let me hang out with them on Friday evening and Sunday evening!

Tomorrow I’m taking S4J and GGG into Philadelphia and dropping them off to do their thing while I take the kids to the Franklin Institute to see the Pirates Exhibit (Argh!) and then we might get to catch up with our Hawaiian friends for a bit!

Busy, busy, busy, but FUN, FUN, FUN!

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As for the hair cut, I’m loving it!! As far as putting a picture on my blog, well, you’ll just have to wait. I’m sure I’ll be posting a few photos from this weekend and you can see it then. But don’t hold me to that!!

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Okay. I’m off to make my house somewhat presentable for the girls. Gotta go!!

14 Comments

  1. DeeMarie on October 8, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Glad you’re able to be warm!!Have fun with His Girl, S4J and GGC!!!I’m so right there with you as far as the elections are concerned. I’m just praying and voting my heart.Have a great day!

  2. His Girl on October 8, 2008 at 9:09 am

    WWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWW!!! see you S.O.O.N.!!!

  3. Gretchen on October 8, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Have soooo much fun!!!And, you are preachin’ to the choir re: the whole political thing. While I’m so very thankful for a chance to vote and that our country is led by democracy; I find it disheartening and sick that all this garbage must be included in the package. Okay, okay…the rose-colored glasses are coming off now. BUT only for a little while. 🙂

  4. Monnik on October 8, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I’m so glad your friends won’t lose their house! It just goes to show what community involvement will do. That’s awesome!Have fun with the girls!!

  5. The Daily Bee on October 8, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    It’s getting coolor… quick! We haven’t had to turn the heater on yet, the last couple of days ahve been in the mid 70’s, but it won’t stay like that for long. I’m in agreement with the whole dislike of the debates. I just ignore them and move on.lolHave fun this weekend!!

  6. SweetAnnee on October 8, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Now you need to email me a picture if you don’t post one girl..I gotta see..I want to lose weight too..but I can’t right now!! LOLand my hair is still attached..but leaving a bit at a time..so send me a pic!!!I mean itteeheeeGlad the girls (singers I assume)are coming..woohooenjoy,Deena

  7. Cheryl Wray on October 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    How FUN that you get to hang out with some of your friends!! Have a great time!I’m with you and the politics. They pretty much all get under my skin! But I will vote…

  8. Lainey-Paney on October 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    October or not, 34 degrees is 34 damn degrees. Heat it up!

  9. Cheffie-Mom on October 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    How fun! Have a super time!

  10. Colorado Writer on October 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Have fun! Would love to see the haircut. I’m thinking of cutting mine drastically again… Be well!

  11. beans on October 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    How fun! I can’t wait to hear how your adventures were~

  12. Shauna on October 12, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Oh, that sounds like TONS OF FUN! I’m a bit jealous that you’re all able to get together. 😉 I’m sure you’ll share loads of laughs and make a million wonderful memories. I’m looking forward to living vicariously through you and your blog, so be sure to dish the details for your Canadian pal. 🙂

  13. radioactive girl on October 14, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I used to complain about how cold my dad kept the house. Now that I have to pay the bills, I sort of understand…but I still don’t keep it freezing!I want to see your haircut!

  14. Becky on October 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Praise the Lord on that wonderful victory! I prayed about that for them, because we knew of a family who lost their home (for other reasons) while the wife was battling lung cancer. It’s just cruel to put something like that on folks when they’re just barely getting by as it is. I LOVE that the entire community rallied in support of them that way! Yay!Haircut! Haircut! Haircut! (a chant in favor of you posting pics of it, lol)

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