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Murph

Derby, KS

#69814 Aug 9, 2013
LizW wrote:
Good Morning All
Murph I'm glad GS is doing better. How's your other GS fiance doing now? Did the contractions stop? The jungle theme nursery sounds adorable.
I'm glad this week is over. My taxi needed a break and so does Noah. This varsity football deal is kicking his butt. When I picked him up last night he looked like he was ready to fall asleep in the car.
Jordan did you check out the your local career builders ( it might be called something else). It might be a good avenue for your BF to pursue. I believe it's mostly just based on what type of work he's done before and what he's interested in doing now.
Good morning, Allbodies. I hope you have a really nice day.

Liz, my GS saw GS's fiance yesterday afternoon. She was working and told GD that the boss said she couldn't leave because they were short staffed. Her out of town doctor finally returned her call and told her to come there (45 minute drive) to the hospital. GS couldn't get off work, so she drove herself over there.
The last I heard was yesterday evening. Daughter was here and she called GS. By then, he was off work and over there with her. He said she was on an iv and they were giving her some kind of drug to make the contractions stop. He said his impression was that, once the iv was finished, they were going to send her home. Which means tonight, when he gets off work, he will have to drive back over there with someone, and get her car.
I really, really wish she had gotten a doctor here in town. This is too scary, thinking of them racing over there in the middle of the night, if the contractions get bad. 27 days until they are scheduled to do the C-section.
Murph

Derby, KS

#69815 Aug 9, 2013
I'll bet that football practice was really intense. This is second youngest GS's first year of high school football. He has conditioning in the mornings and practice in the afternoons and some evenings.

I cannot believe he will be in high school this year. Of course, youngest GD, who is only 8 days older than him, started high school last year. They went to different grade schools and had almost identical scores on their state tests. One school believed in moving them up a year, one school believed in giving them accelerated classes. I'm glad GS didn't get moved up a year--that would have been a real disadvantage in athletics.

“FOOTBALL”

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Since: Aug 08

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#69816 Aug 10, 2013
Good Morning All

Murph did you find out yet if the contractions have stopped?

It sounds like your GS football programs works similar to the one here. Last week and this week they have training camps. The week after will be double sessions of practice and the kids will get a idea of exactly where they stand. Actually they'll know where they stand, none of the positions are sewn up yet, kids have been leaving the program already because they know they won't get playing time.

What position does your GS play?
Murph

Derby, KS

#69817 Aug 10, 2013
LizW wrote:
Good Morning All
Murph did you find out yet if the contractions have stopped?
It sounds like your GS football programs works similar to the one here. Last week and this week they have training camps. The week after will be double sessions of practice and the kids will get a idea of exactly where they stand. Actually they'll know where they stand, none of the positions are sewn up yet, kids have been leaving the program already because they know they won't get playing time.
What position does your GS play?
Yes, daughter said the iv meds stopped the contractions.

My Ya-yas came today. It was a lovely day. They hadn't been here since my birthday, so I not only got birthday gifts, but also gifts from Scotland and Ireland. Two of them just got back from there.

GS was running back in Middle school, but I don't know if that is where they will play him in high school.

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

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#69818 Aug 11, 2013
Good Morning All

Murph that's good news about the contractions stopping. My cousin sent a note yesterday and said Bella might come off the ventilator this week-end.

What kind of gifts did the Ya-Ya's bring? Hopefully no more hoses. Did you all go out for lunch?

I hope GS gets to keep his running back position. It's tough when the kids get moved up to the high school level and there's already kids from the team in that position. Noah started off as a WDR and safety. The past couple years he's been a RB and tight end. Now that he's playing with the seniors it's hard to tell what the coach is thinking at this point. His Dad has been going to some of the practices and it looks like Noah has the tight end position sewn up but lost the starting RB position. So far during the scrimmages he's been in the slot position. Meaning the coach will tell him the plays and send him in as RB for a couple plays , then pull him out until they need him to go in with new plays.

Level 3

Since: Jun 13

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#69819 Aug 11, 2013
Howdy Murph and all! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!!!
Murph

Derby, KS

#69820 Aug 11, 2013
Good morning, Allbodies. I wish you a lovely Sunday.

That is good news about Bella, Liz. I pray that she continues to grow stronger.
SOme of the gifts I got were a 'welcome' angel, a butterfly wind chime, and cooking utensils with Fat handles, that should be easy to hold onto. Some of the souvenirs were a real shamrock, a wolf rock, fuzzy black faced sheep for the fridge and a magnet with 4 fuzzy black faced sheep(she got one for all 4 of us, so that is now our official Ya-ya card) a wolf rock and something else wolf--I will have to look through them better when my hands aren't as painful.

I don't like for anyone to see me hobbling like this, so we went to our favorite restaurant, which is the one farthest from me, and I just went along to get out of the house. They said our order would take 20 minutes, so we drove around, then went back and got our food and brought it home. It felt good to get out of the house.

Word War Z, I hope your Sunday is wonderful, also.
Murph

Derby, KS

#69821 Aug 11, 2013
I thought this was pretty cool: sometimes when my cousin is here, from a certain way she turns her head, I think she looks enough like one of my Ya-yas that they could be sisters.
Yesterday, when Nevaeh was here, she talked to all my Ya-yas but stayed by the one that I think looks like my cousin.
My ya-ya said, "Do you remember me?' and Nevaeh said, "Yes. You are Big Mama's cousin." --Guess I am not the only one who sees the resemblance!

DIL and GD brought Landyn. He was wide awake and being very sociable. They all got to hold him and love on him.
Murph

Derby, KS

#69822 Aug 11, 2013
My cousin has always collected cookbooks. The tornado took her really large collection. Now, any time she goes to a flea market, she tries to find at least one cookbook.

Yesterday, daughter was in St Vincent De Paul and found a cookbook from Shawnee Mission kitchens, from 1946. It is all handwritten and has sketches throughout. It originally sold for $1.25. Get got it for my cousin. Cousin is going to Love it!

Level 7

Since: Mar 12

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#69823 Aug 12, 2013
Murph wrote:
Good morning, Allbodies. I hope your day is just what you want it to be.
We have been getting rain every night. There is standing water everywhere--no way the mowing man can get in, and the rain has caused the grass to grow really thick and tall. And shaggy.
Jordan, about 3 1/2 years ago, my grandson went through what your bf is going through now. He had to pay child support even though he had the child more than she did, and just couldn't find a job, even though he had graduated and had several hours of community college.
Every day he would drive to where ever there was any kind of construction going on. He would ask if they needed any help and, if they didn't, he would give the boss a little card he had printed himself. He had worked some as roofer's helper and drywall helper while he was in high school, and also construction clean-up.
He also stopped where he saw a yard needed mowing and offered to mow. He picked up several regular mowing customers and construction bosses who would call him if some of their regular help didn't show up. It was really rough and he barely made enough to pay child support, gas, and insurance. He did that for almost two years before he got a good job with good health benefits for himself and his daughter.
Your bf will find something, but I know it seems like it takes forever. Don't give up hope. Keep encouraging him and praising him for trying.
The economy is worse now than it was then, but there are still jobs out there. There are some employers who don't really care how much education a person has; they want someone who will show up every day and put in a full day's work and be able to pass the pee test. Keep praying.
Hi Murph, thanks for the kind response. I think if just one employer would see what a hard worker he is, they would hire him in a second. When he does do tree work, he is the owners only employee. He uses him and it makes me so angry because he knows when they have a job he will bust his ass. So many customers have told the owner how lucky he is to have a guy like him because they've seen a crew of 5 not do what he does. And I would b!tch at him and tell him, slow down, your just makin this guy more money the more jobs you do and you get nothing more. But he tells me, I go to work to work, thats how my grandfather raised me. And it would make me so upset when he came home so tired and wore out, back hurting and ready for bed and the owner cant even give him a bonus for all his hard work. I mean, my bf could say im not doing all this anymore and he can hire another guy to help with the groundwork when my bf is done cutting and he would have to pay another guy like he did before the last guy quit over a year ago, and he just knows my bf is a hard worker and he can use him. I hope and pray everyday something great comes his way. He is always looking for side jobs, some have came through and some people just bs saying they want this done then never call. The child support matter is a whole other issue. I have a child and I fully believe in men supporting their children, but the system here is crazy.

I just want to let you guys know I am so grateful of your prayers, they mean the world to me.

Level 7

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#69824 Aug 12, 2013
More prayers for you and yours jordan115. Your bf sounds like a really great guy. Something's bound to turn up for him!
Murph

Derby, KS

#69825 Aug 12, 2013
Good morning, Jordan and Yoohoo and Allbodies. I hope you have a really nice day.
Jordan, here we have a 'vocational rehab' program, through the human services department.(used to be called SRS). It takes some tenacity at first--forms, meetings with case workers, etc., but they are all about getting people jobs with a living wage. I helped a young woman four or five years ago, to go through the process. The field she wanted to get into had classes about an hour from here. They paid for her enrollment, and gave her a voucher for gas to get to school. It probably goes by a different name in your area, but worth checking into. Let your guy know what a hero he is to you.
Also, if the court has ordered child support, you should be able to have them take the money out of your ex' check. Here, it is taken from the paycheck and sent to the mother through court services. Back support is taken from the income tax refund.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#69826 Aug 12, 2013
Pledge of Allegiance Official Day, December 28th.

Originally written in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance was not officially recognized by the U.S. Congress until December 28, 1945. In 1999, a New Hampshire resident contacted the office of Senator Robert Smith to inquire why the Senate did not follow the House, which had incorporated the Pledge into its proceedings 11 years earlier. Spurred by this inquiry, the Senate amended its standing rules on June 23, 1999, providing for the presiding officer to lead the body in the Pledge at the start of each daily session.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 10

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#69827 Aug 12, 2013
"Never let someone's opinion become your reality. Never
sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out."

Les Brown
Murph

Derby, KS

#69828 Aug 12, 2013
zazz wrote:
Pledge of Allegiance Official Day, December 28th.
Originally written in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance was not officially recognized by the U.S. Congress until December 28, 1945. In 1999, a New Hampshire resident contacted the office of Senator Robert Smith to inquire why the Senate did not follow the House, which had incorporated the Pledge into its proceedings 11 years earlier. Spurred by this inquiry, the Senate amended its standing rules on June 23, 1999, providing for the presiding officer to lead the body in the Pledge at the start of each daily session.
I didn't know that. Thank you for the information. Now I can quiz the grands to see if they know it.--And pretend like I knew it all along. Heehee.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 10

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#69829 Aug 12, 2013
Jordan, I'm so sorry you and your B/F are having these difficulties. I am praying that someone recognizes his potential and hires him soon.

He really should learn to pace himself and not kill himself working so hard. Usually when someone overdoes it, the employer doesn't appreciate it and just takes advantage.

If you tell me your state I can see what programs he might be eligible for. There are job training programs, government sponsored, which will help him find gainful employment.

In Florida if a person owes child support it is easy to collect unless they work off the books and lie to avoid it.

Here's hoping your problems will resolve themselves in a positive way and become distant memories.

Y'all are in my prayers.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 10

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#69830 Aug 12, 2013
In 1921, John Macready used an airplane to dust a 6-acre grove in Troy, Ohio. It was the first crop dusting from an airplane. Use of insecticide and fungicide for crop dusting slowly spread in the Americas and to a lesser extent other nations in the 1930s.

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Level 8

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#69831 Aug 12, 2013
In 1498, Christopher Columbus first discovered Trinidad during his third voyage to the New World.

Trinidad is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and lies about 7 miles off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. It is also the fifth largest in the West Indies.

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Level 8

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#69832 Aug 12, 2013
July 18 was the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile's Birthday. The
first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile hit the road on July 18, 1936, and is now on display in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn,Michigan. The nephew of Oscar Mayer invented the car.

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Level 8

Since: Mar 10

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#69833 Aug 12, 2013
Murph wrote:
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I didn't know that. Thank you for the information. Now I can quiz the grands to see if they know it.--And pretend like I knew it all along. Heehee.
LOL.

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