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Been busy this week with our big Volksfest....our yearly Backfischfest. Food, drinks, rides and music.....been there yesterday with my cousin Frank, who came down from Hamburg.......I think I had one beer too much.....hahahaha....just one though, not worth be called a hangover
Sounds fun, track!! Glad you guys are having a great visit with Frank!


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Whew....I woke up Monday morning and hit the ground running...I got home at 5:00 today and haven't been out of my chair since....

Tomorrow we have a dr. appointment...excited. Sunday we are going to go baby shopping and put the finishing touches on the room. I dreamed both nights last weekend that the baby was born tomorrow...when I walked into the buidling Monday, one of my friends ran up to me and said "I dreamed the baby was born on my birthday...my birthday is Friday." I about passed out.

The anticipation is building and it's dominating my thoughts...can someone please tell me how to handle the anticipation because it's driving me CrAzY!!!!!
Don't try to contain it. You are about to enter the greatest time of your life. I am very jealous. Our son is now a senior in HS. I have loved the entire experience of being a parent. The bad part will be when he goes off to college next fall. I encourage you to listen to the Harry Chapin song "Cats in the Cradle". It is a great song for any dad to remember. Every time my son asked me to do something with him, that song would pop into my head. Spend as much time with your child as you can and cherish those times. They will be gone before you know it.
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Stacey , I am so sorry to read that you are facing these obstacles. It must be very stressful for you and Adrian. Are their any online sites/forums for people in your business to share experience and advice? It would be great for you to hear from people who have been in similar situations, perhaps they can give you some advice. What about contacting fellow students who did the course with you, perhaps they can share their approach? I admire your determination and I think the supplemental income is a good idea. I know this is a very complex and hard situation to be in but hang in there a bit longer and don't give up without a fight if it's your dream. If things don't work out you will atleast take comfort knowing that you gave it your best shot. Thinking of you mate and praying that things are resolved. (((Big Hugs))xx



Hi Frosty nice to see you, we are just enjoying the final few days before school re opens. We have not watched any christmas films yet. Sounds like you are having alot of fun with the girls!



Hahahahahahaaha this made me laugh. Even I have to agree that The NOtebook is hardcore chick flick. Hope you made it through!



Unfortunatley this anticipation will only build as it gets closer . But your are managing it well by baby shopping and preparing. Enjoy every minute of it Coach and make sure you and the wife are getting alot of rest beforehand!
Thank you for the kind thoughts & advice, Sam!
I will look into an online forum, that's a great idea. The course I took was through the WI Realtors Association, and basically self-taught. You read the course materials & watch corresponding lectures on DVD, do the assignments, and take the quizzes & tests. So I missed out on the classroom experience, but it just worked out best while we were in the process of relocating from Nevada to Wisconsin. I'm sure there are good forums in general, though, regarding real estate. I am talking to some fellow agents in my company, and they are giving some tips as well. The reality, though, is that they sometimes struggle to break even, with necessary fees of the business, advertising for the client, marketing yourself, etc. It comes down to can we afford to continue to pay these bills? And will I be happy in the long term? It's a lot to figure out, but I am hopeful. In the least, I am proud of myself for taking the chance =]
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my eldest, Jeannine, is 30 years old today! wow, I do not recall getting older myself but apparently she did.

Going out to camp this evening and will enjoy some cake and a glass of wine at that time to toast this milestone celebration.
Happy 30th Birthday to Jeannine!! 🎉
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Good morning!
Oh my goodness, I miss all of you!
Its been almost a week since I last posted. My husband has been finishing the wood floors in the house. We borrowed our friends camper to stay in but I decided that wasn't going to work out. The girls and I packed up and brought the cats and dogs to my parents house. My parents went to their place in Pennsylvania so we could have the house to ourselves. They are the best, I am so thankful they did that for us. My husband told me that it would take about three or four days to finish the floors but it took longer. He probably should have planned on taking a couple of days off from work. It was a big job for him to do alone, especially when he only had the evenings to work on it. I am hoping and praying to be home tonight. I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope everyone is well. I will post pictures of the floors when I can. It will probably take me a couple of days to settle back in at home and get the house in order.
Take care and have a great day!
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Snowflake, im sorry u have to go through this hard time....I will pray for You
Thank you, track!! I really appreciate that!

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Morning! It's Friday!

It's the last weekend before school reopens, I honestly do not know where the last few weeks have gone! I kind of feel a little sad that summer holidays are coming to an end. I am also thrilled that we are heading into autumn and the start of fall festivities! Mixed feelings are good though, it refreshes my spirit.

Not sure what our plans are for the weekend but hopefully quiet and layed back. I'm looking forward to the start of September. I have a couple more summer books to get through and then I will begin my autumn reading. For my birthday Mr. Festive gave me Bloomsbury first edition copies of the first two Harry Potter books to add to my collection. It 's inspired me to reread them and I always like doing so in autumn/winter. Harry Potter is an absolute favourite!

Happy Labour Day weekend to all of you celebrating! I bet you all have got some exciting and fun things planned. Have you got any Labour Day traditions? What are you looking forward to?
Enjoy your weekend, Sam!!

We are going to grill out, and possible drive to La Crosse to see my family. Not sure just yet. If not, I may meet my sister halfway for lunch in saturday. And Adrian plans to kayak from Eau Claire to La Crosse. That is making me kind of nervous, but he really wants to do it so I'm supporting him! Lol

Your first edition Harry Potter books sound like a wonderful tradition, especially for this time of year. Enjoy!!

I want to start reading a book that I ordered for this Fall season, called Murder for Halloween. It's a collection of suspense & short stories. Hope they are filled with mystery!

Hope you & yours have a lovely weekend!!

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Good morning!
Oh my goodness, I miss all of you!
Its been almost a week since I last posted. My husband has been finishing the wood floors in the house. We borrowed our friends camper to stay in but I decided that wasn't going to work out. The girls and I packed up and brought the cats and dogs to my parents house. My parents went to their place in Pennsylvania so we could have the house to ourselves. They are the best, I am so thankful they did that for us. My husband told me that it would take about three or four days to finish the floors but it took longer. He probably should have planned on taking a couple of days off from work. It was a big job for him to do alone, especially when he only had the evenings to work on it. I am hoping and praying to be home tonight. I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope everyone is well. I will post pictures of the floors when I can. It will probably take me a couple of days to settle back in at home and get the house in order.
Take care and have a great day!
Hey HmG!!
We miss you!!
Glad you guys went to stay at your parents, and are comfortable. I bet the floors are looking beautiful!! Take good care, friend. Hugs to you, Molly, and Maggie!! ❤🐾


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TGIF everyone. Looking forward to the 3 day weekend. We will be heading to Myrtle Beach this afternoon. It is about a 7 hour drive for us. My brother and his family are taking our parents down. It is only about a 4 hour drive for them. All of us are staying at a house we rented for the holiday weekend. My mother is really looking forward to seeing the ocean probably for her last time. It will be a bitter/sweet stay.

I've killed 2 copperhead snakes the last 2 days. They were the first adult ones I've seen near the house this year. Can't wait until cooler weather with no bugs and/or snakes.

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TGIF everyone. Looking forward to the 3 day weekend. We will be heading to Myrtle Beach this afternoon. It is about a 7 hour drive for us. My brother and his family are taking our parents down. It is only about a 4 hour drive for them. All of us are staying at a house we rented for the holiday weekend. My mother is really looking forward to seeing the ocean probably for her last time. It will be a bitter/sweet stay.

I've killed 2 copperhead snakes the last 2 days. They were the first adult ones I've seen near the house this year. Can't wait until cooler weather with no bugs and/or snakes.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Stay safe! Hopefully that cool weather sneaks in soon.

Thinking of you, friend. Cherish this special time in Myrtle Beach with your family. I know it will be bittersweet, sending you all lots of love.

Have a blessed holiday weekend!!

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