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    Hello everyone

    Well, I’m off for an extra extra long weekend!  A couple of girlfriends and I are heading to Las Vegas tomorrow for the next few days.  Eeek!  It’s a birthday celebration for myself (which is next weekend) and my friend Karen who is coming in from Houston.  My best friend Neera from Ottawa is also meeting us there, so it will be the three amigos!   I’m going to miss my little Matthew terribly, but I know he’ll be fine with my hubby who has lots of help lined up!   I just hope he’ll forgive his mommy for leaving him for a few days. 

    I hope you all have a great weekend…will check back in next week with some G-rated pictures from the trip!  HAHA!


Margie Gacki

Hey AJ and Deb, I painted my bedroom La Fonda Fiesta Blue--a Valspar paint color. It's listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation so I thought it would be a good color to use in my old house! I think it looks beautiful. I got the rest of my furniture moved back this evening so there's more room to walk. I still have a lot to put away but it's getting there. AJ, Don has lost about 40 lbs. during this ordeal. He'll be addressing that with the docs at Johns Hopkins next week. Margie

May 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

A.J. De Young

cont. so happy to hear thought going forward backward, forward we are having bits of better good news then bad for Don...what a trouper, now he must have lots at 15 more pounds. Hope you all stay safe back there with all tha bad weather...we are in weather heaven out here....Yea,Margie what color did you paint your room...Kids and I worked hard yesterday cleaning more stuff out for Am can just 2 people keep so much "stuff", the kids being here have been such a blessing . AJ

May 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm

A.J. De Young

Hi Everyone...surprise...nope...its not fixed but I am using my old dinosoar desktop and pJ and Margie if you email me I can return your emails but I dont' have your addresses on this Dutch kid was on phone with Dell 2 hours today and after not even 6 months it seems my Mother Board crashed...luckily we had gotten in home service and extra warranty, but what a disappointment..guess I did indeed talk too long on my emails, they are suppose to contact me to come here...eeeeekkkkkkkk AJ

May 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, I notice this blog is really slow in posting the messages today. I don't know what's up with that. Anyway, I have an update on Don. I just spoke with him & he said that almost all his electrolyte numbers are back to normal & he may be able to go home tomorrow. He does not have an ulcer. They biopsied something they found but it was not cancerous, thank God. He has a headache but hopefully that will go away soon. I'll keep everyone posted if he goes home tomorrow. Margie

May 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm


Hey Everybody, Great weather the past couple of days. Very warm! I really feel bad for the ppl in Nashville and surrounding areas, they really got hit hard. Parts of the city is still flooded, and so many communities are underwater. Most have no flood insurance, so they will be waiting for Gov. assistance. That might take awhile. AJ, hope you get your puter problems resolved soon. Margie, what color did you paint your bedroom? PJ, hope all is well with you and yours. Prayers for Don, as always.

May 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Gwen in Mississippi

Afternoon all! I had checked in this morning and didn't post because I thought JD was going to be back and start a new thread. I'll add my .02 (as Dawn says) which isn't much. It's been a busy day...payroll tomorrow. Glad to get the improved news on Don. It's always good to get those updates, Margie. AJ...hope your computer problems are in the past. Haven't heard from Deb, have we? Hope she's okay after the weekend storms. PJ, y'all stay dry! Will check in tomorrow. Gwen :)

May 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm


Hi Margie. The rain was not as bad as the storm in March. There was some flooding not much. Thanks for asking. How is your health problems, Has work gotten any better? hope all are safe and well.

May 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey PJ, I hope you didn't get too wet from all that rain that was up your way over the weekend & into yesterday. I think you got more than we did. Thanks for the update on AJ. I hope she gets her computer problems cleared up soon. It's hard to be without a computer when you use one a lot & then are suddenly without it. Hey to everyone else out there--if there is anyone else out there. The blog has been quiet the past couple days so I hope things pick up a little. Have a great afternoon! Margie

May 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm


Hi all! Hope all are well. AJ asked me to let all know she is alright , she is having computer problems. She didn't want anyone to worry.

May 4, 2010 at 11:26 am


Thanks for the updates Margie. Please tell Don I am rutting for a quick recovery. Hope all are well with this crazy weather.

May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Margie Gacki

This blog has been way too quiet today. I don't know if there's anyone out there but I thought I'd give a brief update on Don. I found a message from him on my answering machine when I got home from work. Things are slowly getting back to normal as far as his electrolytes & things and that's good news. He has a little bleeding problem with the wound vac so they're working on that. If his numbers keep getting better then his kidneys will get functioning normally soon. I'll keep you posted. Margie

May 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey AJ, my body hurts enough from painting just one room so I don't know how helpful I'd be to you! I do enjoy painting but doing it all by myself was rough. It would have been nice to have someone help me move my furniture around. I'm all tired out and my body aches, but my room looks great! Happy Monday to everyone else out there. It's soggy & humid in Cumberland. We got an inch of rain yesterday & close to a half inch overnight so things are soggy. Have a great day, all. Margie

May 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

A.J. De Young

Morning guys, going to be beautiful here today in sunny San coming over to help clean some stuff out...Gwen..thanks for the kind words again, hope you weren't too tired from the kiddies, I know, I never had that energy even as a child. Margie, went you are finished come here lots of painting needed..Deb..hope the surgery does the trick and you need a vacation from your vacation in VEGAS, tell us about it and Don.....God Bless. xo AJ

May 3, 2010 at 10:00 am


Good morning all it is 90, dark and raining in NJ.Deb hope the ex is better, Margie hope the painting went well.Gwen hope you are not to tired after having the grand kids Hope all are safe and sound from this crazy weather. Don prayers for you. Happy Birthday JD, hope you had a great trip.

May 3, 2010 at 7:10 am

Gwen in Mississippi

...At any rate, I've had a busy afternoon. They (Katie and Carter) are so full of energy. I only wish I had half their energy. Margie, Hope your painting project is going well. I need to be doing some of that. I do have painting on my "to-do" list. AJ, the butterfly ceremony sounds beautiful. What a sweet way to remember your love! Better get up from here and get some things done. Tomorrow is Monday all over again. Catch y'all later! Gwen :)

May 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Gwen in Mississippi

Hi guys! It's been raining here today, too, but nothing severe. Also, we're not experiencing the flooding issues like TN. Deb, hope you've been able to stay dry. We have friends in Nashville, but haven't talked with them. I'm hoping they're okay. I've spent most of the afternoon watching grandkids after church. Their mom (the dance teacher) is preparing for her end-of-year recital in 3 weeks, so I'm on granny duty. Their dad works nights, so he's got to sleep a bit on Sunday afternoon...

May 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm


Update, The Governor just gave a news conference, he said 8 deaths have been confirmed. 2 tornadoes confirmed, and massive flooding, and it's still raining. I had to turn the coverage off for awhile, it's starting to get me. Watching Lifetime now...but it's a sad movie. I may have to hit the Cartoon Channel! Margie, I agree about the ppl that think their cars are's just plain dumb. We are still under a severe storm watch....gosh I hope this is over soon. I am a nervous wreck! Deb

May 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Deb, I'm glad you're safe. I was looking at the radar yesterday and it looked like there was a mess all over the place down your way. With the way the radar looked, I'm not surprised there is major flooding. I hope things settle down today. It's awful when people lose their lives in storms like this. I don't know how the people were killed in your area, but what gets me are those people who think they can drive through flooded roads & wind up getting swept away. That's so preventable. Margie

May 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm


Wow, what a weather weekend! Thankfully, we haven't had anything too severe.(yet), but to the west of here, there has been major flooding and property damage. I haven't heard of the fatality count, but I know they said last night, there were several. We are still under a watch, and it's humid and dreay. It is very hearbreaking watching the news coverage of all the devastation...part of I-24 is still's looks like a river. Hope y'all have had a sunny and dry weekend. Take care Deb

May 2, 2010 at 11:48 am


I'm disappointed. :( G-rated pictures indeed. Humph ;) In case you haven't checked it out yet, my blog on SB 1070 has generated a nice stir of discussion. Hope you are all well. chas

May 2, 2010 at 11:28 am

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