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Chicago, IL

Aldi's is the Worst Supermarket Chain

Then don't shop at Trader Joe's either because they are owned by the same German company  (Jul 14, 2012 | post #23)

Chicago, IL

Amy 7-14

LW1: Agree that bedtime rules can be relaxed a bit at Grandma's but the bath thing was off the charts. So I would drop said child off already bathed or just tell Grandma that a bath is not necessary. If she does it a second time, then I think you have a bigger problem on your hands and you will need to curtail overnights at Grandma's. LW2: I maintain that women who have to pick out their own engagement ring need to get over themselves. Are you going to pick out all of your own gifts for the rest of your lives together and never let your husband make a decision? Good luck with that. My engagement ring was NOT something that I would have picked out for myself but I love it anyway because it came from my husband's heart.  (Jul 14, 2012 | post #8)

Bolingbrook, IL

Bolingbrook Report Is Closing Up Shop

It's about time! Don't let the door hit you in the behind on the way out.  (Jul 11, 2012 | post #2)

Bolingbrook, IL

Bolingbrook fireworks

http://www.bolingb rook.com//info/pdf /BB4thofJuly2012.p df Doesn't look like you would be able to bring your own grill. I've never been but from what I understand, it gets pretty packed. I wouldn't bring anything but a small cooler because you will have to drag it on the bus.  (Jun 25, 2012 | post #2)

Bolingbrook, IL

Community Area for Fireworks

All fireworks of any type should be banned from anyone but professionals. My husband's co-worker's kid spent last 4th of July in the ER and came close to losing his sight and both hands. Idiot - and he's over 18. Illegal fireworks are a danger to everyone around and our property as well. Don't be that douchebag that sets the neighborhood or yourself on fire.  (Jun 15, 2012 | post #5)

Bolingbrook, IL

Boughton Rd. road work

Thanks for the update on the construction. Now I know to avoid this area for the foreseeable future. There's nothing that exists in that area of town that I can't get to somewhere else. I feel sorry for the newer businesses in the area.  (May 10, 2012 | post #12)

Bolingbrook, IL

Which candidate would you most likely vote for in next Bo...

None of these people are even qualified to run for dogcatcher. They are pests that need to go find some other axes to grind.  (Feb 22, 2012 | post #13)

Bolingbrook, IL

Puppies Infected with Distemper Sold at DG Store

Tom, I totally agree. When you are ready to obtain a pet, you need to do a LOT of homework. And even then, there is always the chance that you might have a problem. I think you have to factor that in as well. However, I would think that statistically, you have less of a chance of a problem with a shelter pet (especially one that has already been checked by a vet) or one from a reputable breeder than one from a pet store that likely came from a puppy mill.  (Jan 29, 2012 | post #5)

Chicago, IL

hhgregg is the best electronics and appliance store

Beware of getting installation from HH Gregg. A friend just had a very bad experience with the installers who came to install a whole new kitchen full of appliances. Damage to her home and a threatening attitude from the installers when she pointed it out. She now has to go through a claims process to get the damage repaired.  (Jan 29, 2012 | post #14)

Bolingbrook, IL

Puppies Infected with Distemper Sold at DG Store

No stores should be selling cats or dogs. Places like Happiness is Pets and Furry Babies should be shut down. If you want a cat or a dog, you should be getting it from a shelter or from a reputable breeder on which you have done your homework. Buying a cat or a dog from a pet store is just asking for trouble.  (Jan 29, 2012 | post #3)

Chicago, IL

Abby 10-13

Thanks PEllen. I'm putting off Medicare as long as possible. I'm still working full time and carrying private insurance. Gotta keep the other half insured, ya know. The amount of money my insurance company is paying the dialysis center is just short of obscene compared to what Medicare will be paying them when I am forced to switch to Medicare primary in a couple more years  (Oct 14, 2011 | post #79)

Chicago, IL

Abby 10-13

I can only speak for myself, but I have an autoimmune disease that has destroyed my kidneys. I have known about it for a little over 10 years and it was just simmering all those years until last winter when things took a quick turn for the worse and I had to start dialysis and get listed for a transplant. No one knows why the poop hit the fan when it did. That's really one of the problems with kidney disease. It's slow to develop and the symptoms are usually very mild until the end. For me, it was just hypertension and a slightly eleveated creatnine level, both of which were carefully watched by my doctors. Out of nowhere, I started retaining fluid badly (gained 30 lbs quickly!) and I was so full of toxins and fluid that I could barely walk, sleep or eat. Started dialysis and lost 15 lbs. in a week and boy did I feel better. From everything I understand, if you are a live donor and develop kidney problems yourself in later life, you are automatically put at the top of the deceased donor list  (Oct 14, 2011 | post #72)

Chicago, IL

Abby 10-13

I have sent you a PM. Thank you very much  (Oct 13, 2011 | post #21)

Chicago, IL

Abby 10-13

LW1: Sadly, this letter could have been written by me. I am in need of a kidney transplant, I am currently on the deceased donor waiting list. My parents were tested to be donors but both failed testing. I do have a younger sister. However, she lives several states away and has a very young child. So while it would be wonderful if she were to volunteer to start the testing, I can understand why she is not. She may also feel that she wants to save her kidney in the event that her daughter may need it someday. Again, I totally understand. While dialysis does suck beyond belief, I would never try to coerce someone into being a donor. Like PEllen said, the transplant teams can see through that pretty easily and will reject a donor based on that alone.  (Oct 13, 2011 | post #8)

Chicago, IL

Amy 7-26

LW3: Let's move on from the seat recliners to a new topic...the seatback grabbers. On both segments of my most recent trip, the person behind me felt compelled to use my seatback as a handrail when getting in and out of his/her seat. Just what I really wanted - being shaken around on what was otherwise pleasant flights. If your sense of balance is that bad, then use the armrests or your seat to balance yourself, not mine.  (Jul 26, 2011 | post #4)

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