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    Gutmutter, since she is into animals, is there a zoo that you can visit where you live? I like the idea of buying her an inexpensive pet, like an hermit crab. I don't know how old your little sister is, but my friend's 5 year-old has an hermit crab and he loves him. Plus, they almost take care of themselves.

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    Gutmutter, a hermit crab is a great idea! I got conned into buying a pair recently by the crab salesman at the mall and my pleading 4 YO. I thought for sure I'd regret it but they're really low maintenance...just a pinch of food every couple days and wet the sponge daily. They have really neat painted shells. Lily got a bright pink one and picked a baseball one for her little brother. I have a couple of bigger shells for the crabs to move into as they grow. The plan is to let Lily paint them herself. Maybe you could your little sis paint a shell!
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    Great idea lildago! My sister suggested starting a scrapbook of our activities with my new digital camera. I took a couple of pictures of her yesterday with my dog and had my daughter take a few of us together. We're going to start making valentines next week. By the way, I would like to encourage anyone who reads this to consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. It is only a 2 1/2 hour committment a week and makes a huge difference in a kid's life.
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    HaHA! The drain problem I posted about in the troubles thread has magically resolved itself. After I woke up this morning to a sink mysteriously full -- again -- of black water (how? HOW? How did it come IN, and it wouldn't go OUT?) I'd about resolved to call the landlord. But I came home tonight and *poof* empty sink. My ostrich approach -- pretend the problem isn't there, and maybe it'll go away -- appears to have worked.
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    Oh, Lucy, I hope you're right about that ostrich approach! I'm not sure I'd be that confident.
    Getting lost will help you find yourself.

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    The Ostrich approach usually works for me.

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    Me too, Marleybone! I've had great success with the Ostrich Method!
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    The ongoing saga of me getting my own mortgage finally ended yesterday. After hunting high and low for a mortgage company that would work with me and give me a half way decent rate on a fixed rate mortgage and after weeks of cleaning up the title from various liens and issues. I have my own mortgage and my ex signed the quit claim deed so I have my own house. Yeah! I'm saving about $185 a month over the old mortgage.

    This has been so stressful on so many levels.
    I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger

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    nlmcp - I love happy endings. Now burn a bundle of sage throughout the house to disperse any negative energy.
    Count your blessings!

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    It's not really "good news" but I'm excited anyway. Since it's exam week, I get a week off school.

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