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Car Fixed & POOL!

Kaleb's car is fixed. YIPPEE!

Kaitlin bought a 12 ft. x 3 ft. pool at Walmart on Sunday. After putting it up and half-filling it last night, we decided it was too unlevel, so she had to drain it this morning, move it and refill it. We're hoping to be able to swim by tomorrow night. I'll post pictures soon!

I'm back at work, such a glorious place to be this week (NOT!). The folks whose jobs were most recently eliminated - MANY, MANY years of service in this last group - left last Friday. The two most devastating to me, not only personally because they were friends, but professionally, because they were dedicated long-time employees, are greatly missed. They were the only 2 ad assists who handled retail ads. Since the layout portion of my job involves laying out those ads, this has created a GIANT hole from which we will not soon recover. The timing couldn't have been worse since this is a holiday week. Suffice it to say that morale is not good right now.

My current book read is Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah. VERY good book. Short synopsis: From Publishers Weekly: "...tells the addictive soap opera story of a feral child and the adults who rally to help her. The cast of stock characters is led by child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates, whose reputation was ruined when she failed to prevent a teen patient from staging a Columbine-style massacre. Her sister, Ellie Barton, a smalltown former homecoming queen–turned–chief of police, summons Julia from Los Angeles to their Pacific Northwest hometown of Rain Valley to take on the case of a mysterious lost child, who appeared one day on the edge of town, presumably raised by wolves. With the dashing doctor Dr. Max Cerrasin at her side, Julia works diligently to tame the mute girl, whom she names Alice. Max, like Julia, is running from demons of his own. Though she initially rebuffs his overtures ("When I love, I risk my heart. All or nothing," Julia declares), their romance inevitably blossoms while they work to solve the mystery of Alice's parentage. The novel's real love story, though, is the passion between Alice and Julia, and it's hard not to root for the vulnerable little Wolf Girl." Very interesting storyline...

I haven't posted a quote in a while, so here goes: "Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring - all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -- Leo Buscaglia

Comments

Heather rules said…
Glad the car is fixed.
I agree about work. blah. As of Monday, it just seemed like a whole different place.

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