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    Hulky already got an email in response to my "ad" to the town email list! They need the garage cleaned & organized, as well as some yard clean-up. I wonder how much they would pay for this. I don't know if he has enough time to do it, since they wanted it finished before Saturday. He'd be home from work by 3 PM tomorrow and Thurs, but that would be a lot of work.
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    I'll go be quiet in my corner in a minute, I just wanted to gush again. Hulky got 3 emails from people after seeing my ad. Even if he doesn't earn enough to quit this job early (it is seriously soul-sucking) before he goes off to Maine for class, it will help a lot. Any amount will help. It looks like there's one larger job, one small job, and a job that could either be 30 minutes or a whole day, depending on severity. I'm not sure how he'll sort out rates and it's possible he'll get paid less than he could, but even if this just covers gas & our contributiones of groceries for the lakehouse, that would be amazing (it will cover more than that)!
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    Hell, I'd pay Hulky to come clear out my basement. He'll make good money doing that - maybe he could ask for estimates/pricing from local competition (in a stealthy way of course) to get an idea for a fair rate of pay?

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    Good for Hulky for stepping up and being willing to take on extra work to help with the finances! What a good thing for him to do since his illnesses took him away from his job for a bit.

    4 days.............. tick tock tick tock.......... time to start counting down the hours! Does anyone besides you, hulky and the officiator know that this is going to be more than an engagement party?
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    Well, aside from you guys... One friend knows because Hulky accidentally told him while drunk and my godfather knows because we wanted him to be prepared with the reading. This is what I chose:

    To love very much is to love inadequately: We love — That is all. Love cannot be modified without being nullified. Love is a short word but it contains everything. Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe the air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us. Love is not a word. It is a wordless state indicated by four letters.
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    It's been an exhausting couple of weeks. I am exhausted from not sleeping well and grumpy from the same. I think Hulky and I will order a pizza tonight. Flat belly be damned.

    I suspect I am feeding my gut bacteria and that it is full of bad bacteria. I honestly don't think I can have a fulfilling meal without starch. Meat & veg is not enough. I have to eat a LOT of meat to fill the gap because that would be an absurd amount of veg fiber otherwise. Man, what did I used to eat? Was I always hungry? I forget how to low-carb.
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    Low carb is pretty easy. Eliminate fruit first off. Or eat only berries I guess they are pretty low on the carb scale. Lots of veggies are very low. Like a small zucchini is very low carb. Try googling low carb veggies and see what comes up. I'm sure you can find something on the list that is to your liking.

    Sorry you aren't sleeping well - that makes everything else harder for sure!

    the reading is beautiful Is someone going to video - and if so are you going to share with your cyber buddies on MDA?
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    I do want to film it, but it'll be tricky because of how the backyard is shaped. Not sure you'd be able to hear anything.
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    Low carb is fairly simple, but you're right, it takes a fair amount of meat/ veg to get there, unless whatyou're eating is downright greasy. When I'm eating "native" to what my body usually wants, a full day's intake is roughly 1/2- 3/4 lb meat, a tablespoon or less of whatever oil/ grease we use that day (usually butter, olive oil, or pan grease), and probably 3-5 cups of veggies, with maybe an aside of a couple handfuls of the berry/ cherry of the week or a piece of a larger fruit. Mind you, that comes in a myriad of forms, but that's what it boils down to. On a fat heavy day, I end up eating less meat and more cream or butter. On a veggie heavy day, the meat can dial all the way back to a single chicken breast with probably easily 6-8 cups of veggies going down my gullet.
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    My low carb looks like this:

    breakfast: 4 eggs cooked in butter or olive oil
    Afternoon snack: pork rinds or jerky
    dinner: a large beef patty or some other meat or fish cooked in its own fat or a little butter or olive oil.

    No veggies, no fruit. Pretty basic and very simple. Unfortunately also pretty boring. Not sustainable for the long haul but okay for a couple weeks - then I need to add some variety.
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