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  • welcome back Seaweed. I am pleased that you survived the weekend ok

    Originally posted by seaweed View Post
    i dont even bother locking my house unless the exhubby is in town. no point as you can just break a window or bash the door and no one would hear you.
    I never have in the past, but heaps of things pinched around us, and the insurance doesn't cover it, if the house is unlocked. Our security system is so over the top for NZ, however I wonder if the people who built this house had some security issues back in the States !!!

    there is even a huge inbuilt floor safe, but I have never used it. I am hoping no-one ever shuts it, cos I wouldn't know how to unlock it !!! LOL

    I have made huge inroads this morning with the wedding preps. So am feeling good about that. However I now need to eat something !
    I had a terribly bloated gut last night, and I think it was the cheese. Had a small piece after none for ages, so maybe...just maybe I am diary intolerant.
    Middle DD, who has a degree in agriculture, reckons we cannot handle it as we get older....however I LOVE cheese. Especially blue, gouda, etc...
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • Middle DD, who has a degree in agriculture, reckons we cannot handle it as we get older....however I LOVE cheese. Especially blue, gouda, etc...
      i know dad only worked out he was celiac when he was over 60. since i reckon celiac is just the end of the road of gluten intolerance, i think maybe it is just that it is a progressive thing so a little intolerance builds to a bigger one and so on. frog in a boiling pot. i love dairy so i am with you on the denial. cheese is fermented tho so maybe it isnt. what sort of cheese was it? it could be a mould or a yeast thing? when you say none for ages, no cheese for ages or absolutely nothing with dairy in for ages?

      I never have in the past, but heaps of things pinched around us, and the insurance doesn't cover it, if the house is unlocked.
      i hadnt even thought about house insurance. i'd worry more about them letting the dog out by accident, than thieving anything lol he's worth more than anything in my house from a $value pov. other than maybe 2 of my rugs but it would be marginal.

      i am going to go for a ride on my motorcycle soon and then i am going to set up the treadmill so as i can go for a run tomorrow. i'm too rinsed today still from lack of sleep while i was away.

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      • She still wronged *me* though. To me, just going after a married man is bad juju. Doesn't matter whether or not he did anything. It matters that she actively went after him *knowing* that he was married. She was actively seeking to harm our relationship, and therefore me (as well as my husband really -- destroying something good that he had) -- and that is not appropriate or right.

        I lock the doors here. Lots of burglaries around us. I don't need to, though, really. Other than our computers, there's nothing worth stealing. And our computers are usually with us anyway.

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        • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
          what sort of cheese was it? it could be a mould or a yeast thing? when you say none for ages, no cheese for ages or absolutely nothing with dairy in for ages?
          I have been having .5 cup of cream each day, but no cheese what so ever. It was just cheap old tasty from countdown.....I don't know ???
          Maybe a small amount of any food can react after eating clean for so long ????
          Good luck with the treadmill. I used to love mine, but just haven't gotten back into it for a while....however after this wedding is done, dusted and paid for.... I'll be in !!!!
          Do you play guitar ?? We so need to get practicing for our caveman conference. Nothing quite like a guitar around the campfire !!

          Oh and the burglar thing, we all have things that mean heaps to us. They might not be worth anything money wise, but if they were stolen - we would be devastated. And i mean the photos of your dying pet rat that are on the camera, not yet downloaded onto the computer, or the puter that has a lifetime of photos, or the tatty looking blanket that great Aunt Eucalypta knitted before she was run over by the number 8 bus........ you get the picture. A big concern of mine is the feeling of someone in amoungst my things. Sniffing around, opening, closing stuff. I don't like that thought !

          Originally posted by zoebird View Post
          She still wronged *me* though. To me, just going after a married man is bad juju. Doesn't matter whether or not he did anything. It matters that she actively went after him *knowing* that he was married. She was actively seeking to harm our relationship, and therefore me (as well as my husband really -- destroying something good that he had) -- and that is not appropriate or right.
          I can sort of understand where you are coming from Zoe, but I perhaps wouldn't have looked at it from that perspective. Great that your DH didn't even notice. That is classic !
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
            She still wronged *me* though. To me, just going after a married man is bad juju.
            Agreed! Used to have a friend that had a little mantra, "No friends' lovers, no lovers' friends, no married men."

            I grew up during a fairly sexually permissive era. Free love and all. I don't think I could forgive an affair because that means feelings/heart are involved, but a one night indiscretion is a different organ all together.


            Gwamma, between the security in your house and the fact that those Americans were denied residency, maybe they were bad guys. Just think, maybe you bought what was originally going to be a mob safe-house!
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

            B*tch-lite

            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
              Gwamma, between the security in your house and the fact that those Americans were denied residency, maybe they were bad guys. Just think, maybe you bought what was originally going to be a mob safe-house!
              Joanie, that is really interesting that you have mentioned that - because we have found out some interesting things about these people !!!!!! And honesty was not top of their priority list !!!!


              Now I need some advice from our darling American friends - Joanie, Jersey Jim and Zoebird. I have booked primal con 2013 and have just recieved an email saying I can change from Oxnard April 2013 to Lake Tahoe Sept 2013 - if I would like to. Any thoughts ??? from anybody for that matter. I have only been to America once, and that was San Fran, for 3 days. Amazing place, and was so like the lethal weapon movies, especially those steep streets. However I would love to see more of 'off the beaten track america' - but don't know if I should change or not . DH probably won't come with me either or, but we will make a seperate trip to pick up DD in august....what to do ??????? and I am gonna have to get saving some munjabs !!
              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

              ...small steps....

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              • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                Joanie, that is really interesting that you have mentioned that - because we have found out some interesting things about these people !!!!!! And honesty was not top of their priority list !!!!


                Now I need some advice from our darling American friends - Joanie, Jersey Jim and Zoebird. I have booked primal con 2013 and have just recieved an email saying I can change from Oxnard April 2013 to Lake Tahoe Sept 2013 - if I would like to. Any thoughts ??? from anybody for that matter. I have only been to America once, and that was San Fran, for 3 days. Amazing place, and was so like the lethal weapon movies, especially those steep streets. However I would love to see more of 'off the beaten track america' - but don't know if I should change or not . DH probably won't come with me either or, but we will make a seperate trip to pick up DD in august....what to do ??????? and I am gonna have to get saving some munjabs !!
                Hi Gwamma, I live in Lake Tahoe.

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                • I can't help you - don't know much about Oxnard or Lake Tahoe. Oxnard is on the ocean and Tahoe is a lake, although it's one big honkin' lake. Oxnard will probably be beautiful weather in April. Might be a bit chilly in Tahoe in September. Gambling is legal on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.*

                  You know who would probably know a lot? Paleobird. She's in CA.

                  *It's also easy to get married on the Nevada side, which I did in my twenties, 13 days after meeting him. Oh my slightly lurid past.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                  B*tch-lite

                  Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                  • Originally posted by Grok View Post
                    Hi Gwamma, I live in Lake Tahoe.
                    heres my baby boy, how you doing ? brilliant, i could come and visit you ????

                    Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                    *It's also easy to get married on the Nevada side, which I did in my twenties, 13 days after meeting him. Oh my slightly lurid past.
                    Not planning on marrying anytime soon LOL, actually existing DH would not be a happy camper !!!!
                    He must have been quite a catch !!!!
                    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                    ...small steps....

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                    • Of course. Maybe I can get my friend who is a native to the land here to give you a tour.

                      In the native Washo Indian language, Lake Tahoe is pronounced Da'oh Aga and the land surrounding the lake is called Da'oh Aga'wa.

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                      • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                        Oh and the burglar thing, we all have things that mean heaps to us. They might not be worth anything money wise, but if they were stolen - we would be devastated. And i mean the photos of your dying pet rat that are on the camera, not yet downloaded onto the computer, or the puter that has a lifetime of photos, or the tatty looking blanket that great Aunt Eucalypta knitted before she was run over by the number 8 bus........ you get the picture. A big concern of mine is the feeling of someone in amoungst my things. Sniffing around, opening, closing stuff. I don't like that thought !
                        I think that, for me, this doesn't really matter.

                        First, I don't think anyone WANTS Auntie's tatty blanket, or most of the random things that I have.

                        But, when I was in university, I 'lost' a lot of things. It didn't take me too long to figure out that people were stealing things from me. LOL I lost about 1/3 of my clothes over time, plus several other little decorative items for my room, plus several CDs, and one time a little TV/VCR that I had.

                        Honestly, and I do mean this, I was mostly like "that's a bummer" and wasn't too worried about it. I just figure that those people must *really* need those things if they're going to steal them. Particularly things like my bed coverlet or one of my oxford shirts.

                        I figure that anything anyone would come in here to steal. . .they must *really* need it.

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                        • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                          I think that, for me, this doesn't really matter.

                          First, I don't think anyone WANTS Auntie's tatty blanket, or most of the random things that I have.

                          But, when I was in university, I 'lost' a lot of things. It didn't take me too long to figure out that people were stealing things from me. LOL I lost about 1/3 of my clothes over time, plus several other little decorative items for my room, plus several CDs, and one time a little TV/VCR that I had.

                          Honestly, and I do mean this, I was mostly like "that's a bummer" and wasn't too worried about it. I just figure that those people must *really* need those things if they're going to steal them. Particularly things like my bed coverlet or one of my oxford shirts.

                          I figure that anything anyone would come in here to steal. . .they must *really* need it.
                          I do agree with you Zoe to a point. We had an absolute darling woman who was our housekeeper for 10 years. She only did 3 hours per week but it just helped so much when we were farming 24/7 and I had my own buisness in Hanmer Springs etcc... anyway really sadly, she moved away from our area, and a few years later committed suicide. The gossip was that she had been stealing from all of us, and a new client caught her. I said to anybody that dissed her that if she needed money, and took it from me, I am pleased that she did, because I would have given it to her anyway, and she obviously needed it. Well the back lash that I got from that was incredible.
                          Heres this poor woman, not struggling obviously financially, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors.
                          It was really really sad.
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • i cant be bothered with the stress of worrying about people stealing things. people dont always steal coz they need stuff unfortunately. i've got my valuable things insured but the kids and the animals are really what is important. everything else i can replace. and i poss would be upset if i lost the last pic of my dead cat but i remember them in my mind so no one can take that away.

                            feeling bloated today. roast venison and yams for dinner and too much coffee. i think i wore myself out at the weekend by not having enough sleep. men stress me out too lol

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                            • It is really sad.

                              I think that minimalists -- you know, my sort -- are basically moving to a point where you are ok with what you have, and what you don't have (by loss, theft, fire, whatever) is ok to do without.

                              But by the same token, I will defend my business from losses. There were people who refused to pay rent, so I took them to tribunal. The previous owners did some hinky things too, and so I also took them to tribunal.

                              But for me, that wasn't really about the money or object of the money. It was about what was right, what the contracts stated, and ultimately, about my survival needs.

                              If I only had two sets of clothes, or even one, and someone stole it from me -- then I would have an issue. And, I saw these people harming by business through their actions as taking food out of my son's mouth. And when I looked at it that way, I was heading to tribunal to get what was rightfully ours: the money that provided the food for us.

                              It was about survival.

                              But when I look around my house -- which honestly has nothing worth stealing -- and someone were to come in and take some of my clothing or some of our blankets or pillows or even some furnishings . . . well I don't see these as essential to my survival. And, if I do need to, I could replace them -- so no big deal there.

                              So, it's really like that to me.

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                              • I have been having .5 cup of cream each day, but no cheese what so ever. It was just cheap old tasty from countdown.....I don't know ???
                                Maybe a small amount of any food can react after eating clean for so long ????
                                Good luck with the treadmill. I used to love mine, but just haven't gotten back into it for a while....however after this wedding is done, dusted and paid for.... I'll be in !!!!
                                Do you play guitar ?? We so need to get practicing for our caveman conference. Nothing quite like a guitar around the campfire !!
                                missed this bit earlier. i told you i am still half asleep. i sometimes seem to react to things i shouldnt. so i dont know. it may not have been the cheese, especially if you have been having cream all the time anyways. i have been sorta borderline sick the last few days which has bloated me. nasty nasty sore throat at night. lips that feel like rubber. fat stomach. subtly stuffed up nose. i think i am over it now but it was irritating indeed. especially as i was way out in the middle of nowhere without any vit C with the heater in the ute blasting out hot air. i was stressing about my poor dog too being unceremoniously bundled into a dog box on the back. i know he is a dog but he is my dog and he is spoilt lol

                                i played the guitar what seems like several life times ago now so i doubt i would be much good.

                                treadmills are one of my addictions. i used to love running with my mp3 player on and just forgetting about everything. awesome for keeping scrawny but not much good for keeping on top of everything in life. it sorta goes downhill too coz if you dont get your daily escape, you get ratty and irrational as well. i still now, if i go out and put the mp3 player on and head up a hill get that junkie like rush. it is pretty dubious with the roads around here at the best of times as you need to be able to hear what is heading your way. plus i usually take the dog so i dont do it much anymore. currently the treadmill is misbehaving and wont unfold. the guy at elite never told me how to unfold it but i can see what i think should work. and it doesnt so if the nice man who lent me the gun comes to get it tomorrow morning, i will get him to rescue me. he is a mechanic so is pretty onto those sorts of things. failing that, i will ring elite when they open and ask.

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