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😴  SWEET dreams  🤗🤗🤗

 

Doing dumpster and mailbox as soon as it is DARK enough TONIGHT for any of the In My Biz/Want To Be In It are INSIDE/lol  😂🤣

 

Mr.  🐈  is back for dinner.

 

Wonder IF he will ESCORT me to the back or fuss with me for putting him out while I am gone.

 

Can you imagine what would happen IF he woke up from one of his Handsome Naps and was LOCKED IN.  😱😱😱

 

Lady across from me NEVER locks her door even when NO ONE is home. Lol, maybe she has her 2 cats and 1 dog TRAINED as Guard Cats and Dog. Anyway, NOT leaving my door or window OPEN while I am gone.

 

Nicole  👵

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▶️** ADDED TEXT, SEE ARROW BELOW. FORGET TO ADD. @Cadee2719 

 

🏡  Cadee  , I was HOPING Josh in my apartment office would have RESPONDED to my email. He use to, but became MIA = not sure IF he is still working here.  🤔🤔🤔

 

Remember I had mentioned my email on MONDAY asking IF he is at THIS property on FRIDAYS. I stay home Fridays thru Sundays = you could NOT pay me to be out there with ALL those youngsters OFF FROM work being what WE USE TO BE, young.

 

Anyway, PLAN B will be to locate INVESTORS who bought BOTH apartment complexes to TRY to find out about a MOVE-OUT LIST so I can make sure it is done = get my CASH deposit back.

 

I am on edge as NOW I finally realize WHY all these EMPTY apts and more packing up. ▶️*** Rent INCREASED in APRIL and folks gave notice AFTER finding ANOTHER place.

 

My darling young couple already gone, just CLEANING to turn in keys.  😭😭😭  Cat will miss them TOO. Lol, their name for him is Thomas. And Roz next door who ALSO feeds him, calls him Prince. And you know he has Feeding Stations on ALL 3 LEVELS and different mames.

 

Office is on 1st level of the hill.

 

Me 2nd level.

 

And what we call the SENIORS LEVEL (expensive townhouses,retired military) is on 3rd level.

 

Luv you,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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THINKING OF YOU Grief & Loss Team!!! Diane, Marcy, Cadee, MC, Jonibee  🤗🤗🤗

 

@DianeB887812 @MarcyW882921 @Cadee2719 @mc6844 @jonibee 

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Cadee @Cadee2719 , Senior moment, FORGOT to answer your questions  🙄🙄🙄

 

How long have you lived in Virginia? Since 2015

 

Are there other sections of the state that you would like to live in? NO

 

Are there places in bordering states that you like? NO

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OUR Cadee @Cadee2719 stopped by  💃💃💃

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(2 comments) SO GLAD EVERYONE IS DOING SELF CARE!!! KEEP IT UP PLEASE. THIS IS YOUR TIME AFTER YEARS (OR LESS) OF BEING A CAREGIVER.  ‌👍‌‌👍👍

 

Please UPDATE when you can (anymore appointments?  🤔)

 

Thanks my friends,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

 

[1] Cadee @Cadee2719 - NOVEMBER appointment.

 

[2] Jonibee @jonibee - SEPTEMBER appointment.

 

[3] My bloodwork is JULY 24th. My 6-month Dental Cleaning in AUGUST. My 1st Bone Density in NOVEMBER.

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Talking about self care @SummerIsTooHOT @how are those toes?

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Lol Dr. Diane @DianeB887812 aka Dr. Walker, I stopped again. Used my busy errands for Monday thru Thursday as an EXCUSE.  🙄🙄🙄

 

Getting back on track NOW before it gets DARK and you know who is back, yes him.  🐈

 

Thanks for asking dear friend.

 

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

 


[*** DIANE wrote: Talking about self care @SummerIsTooHOT how are those toes? ***]
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OUR Marcy @MarcyW882921 stopped by  💃💃💃

 

I am definately NOT a group person but ADMIRE the fact that you jumped in and gave it a try = ended up working out!!!

 

Luv you,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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📸  Attachment  📸  Cadee @Cadee2719 , I guess our boy is spending the day with me - UNDER my bed. It is nearly 10am and he is usually GONE FOR THE DAY.  🤔🤔🤔   Max's vehicle is here and usually he is over there begging. SO GLAD Fridays are my days to STAY HOME = no need to use my broom to nudge him OUTSIDE. But when he leaves THIS TIME, that's it for now = SHUTTING my door. Hope you and your son are well. Luv you, Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

 

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OUR Diane @DianeB887812 stopped by  💃💃💃

 

I find your post about training your bladder interesting. I did ALOT of reading ONLINE once I retired and got OLD/lol  😂🤣

 

They say to empty 3 to 5 hours to avoid infections and kidney issues.

 

I now AVOID my morning coffee BEFORE leaving to do errands or medical appointments. I have ALWAYS hated PUBLIC restrooms  🤮🤮🤮  and more so as I AGE. Gone are the days when women had THEIR OWN restroom. Now we have the ones that EVERYONE uses = p.e on seats from you know who. NO THANKS!!!

 

And it may just be me being me, but it seems women bathrooms have gotten NASTIER!!!

 

So I p.e BEFORE I leave home and pray I make it back BEFORE I need to again.

 

I even now DO NOT like using other folks bathroom EXCEPT my daughter. Lol, she CLEANS AND DISINFECTS. So not into catching something...

 

🐈  Well, it is past 9am and been up since my 6am alarms went off to feed you know who. He just left AGAIN and I am about to SHUT my door. Online says they have VERY TINY stomachs and need to SNACK.

 

I guess he WALKS to digest.

 

Either way, mom has been NICE and given him 3 hours of in and out. We on the 4th one.  🙄🙄🙄

 

Luv you my friend,

Nicole 🙂

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📰  Another up until 1am ET before falling asleep with the usual alarms to wake up to feed cat and turn off porch light at 6am.  😭😭😭

 

I am the ONLY one that leaves an OUTSIDE light on. Hmmm, not smart with the way this apartment complex has gone downhill.  😱😱😱

 

In fact during YESTERDAY's up to 1am, I had the pleasure of 2 cop cars and an SUV (probably more in back, I am up front near entrance/exit) SITTING forever in my parking lot.

 

Of course the OTHER nosey member of my family (the cat/lol) walks over to check out EVERY cop vehicle. Wish I knew Cat Talk to get the details.

 

GRATEFUL I am near the MAIN STREET and not stuck in back where s.it goes on. Lol, yes - you know folks hiding out. Office does NOT care about the SAFETY of the OTHER innocent folks.

 

🐈  It is about 7:20am ET here in Cave Spring, Virginia and TRYING to keep my door open (ajar with a box,open just enough for him to get in and out) to give Mr. some time to SNACK.  🙄🙄🙄

 

We are up to 3 in and outs so far...

 

Luv you guys,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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📸  Attachment  📸  (7 comments) ANY WEEKEND PLANS?

 

Weekends I stay in now that I am retired BUT working on some OPTIONS to be ELSEWHERE.

 

Maybe a Weekend Getaway while I work on moving to a QUIET location which is SAFE & has NATURE to enjoy.

 

Luv you guys,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

 

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  I am GLAD that you are working on options to be elsewhere.  I want you to be in a place that is SAFE, QUIET and PEACEFUL.  I know it is hard with the price of rents increasing everywhere.  How long have you lived in Virginia?  Are there other sections of the state that you would like to live in?  Are there places in bordering states that you like?  My weekend will find me staying inside.  It is suppose to be 105 here!!!!!  July is suppose to be the hottest month.  One thing I am thankful of is that the homes are well insulated so the air conditioner does keep the house comfortable.  Being out in the sun makes me lightheaded and the medication I take prohibits me from being out in the sun. So I will either find a good book to read or find a movie to watch.  It will be nice to do NOTHING and relax.   Mr. Cat is simply "training" Nicole on his being there more and more and soon he will be an inside cat.  😂   I think the two of you are meant to be together.  He ❤️ you and you ❤️ him.  Have a Great Weekend.

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(2 comments) Cadee @Cadee2719 I TOTALLY LUV my CUTE Studio Apt looking out at the mountains from my hill.

 

Wish I could MOVE it to a hill of my own.

 

Being on MEDICARE and NO family in Virginia, I am somewhat concerned. My 1st Medicare doctor is leaving October 18th BEFORE my NEXT appt (#3) in JANUARY 2025.

 

Yes  made it and as of now showing with her NP who I have NEVER met. They are searching for her REPLACEMENT.

 

Then my daughter in Florida still unemployed from being laid off 4/11 of this year wanting me CLOSER.

 

Way TOO MUCH going on/lol.

 

I MAY try to find a BARTER set up while I WAIT to see WHERE she ends up. She wants to stay in Florida, but....

 

By bartering I mean maybe trade off housesitting for a TEMPORARY place to stay in PARADISE. Alot of people here RUN to Florida AFTER Thanksgiving, return AFTER Easter. Yes, have TWO homes.

 

Maybe I can keep an eye on one HERE in the MOUNTAINS during the WINTER.  💃💃💃

 

Luv you,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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  I can tell you are doing your homework.  😁  You are one SMART lady and I am certain you will come up with a solution that will work for you.  

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Thanks Cadee @Cadee2719  🤗🤗🤗

 


[*** CADEE wrote: I can tell you are doing your homework.  😁  You are one SMART lady and I am certain you will come up with a solution that will work for you. ***]
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Options are:

 

1. go back to the dog park

2. go see a movie

3. go to the mall

4. take a boat ride to scatter ashes

 

I retired 10 years ago. But while I was caring for Stephen I was very busy taking him to lots of doctors, doing the shopping or on the phone resolving some problem with medications or appointments   Now I’m back to Everyday is a weekend day. 

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(2 comments) Diane @DianeB887812 , what type of MOVIES do you like?  🤔

 

Luv you,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

 


[*** DIANE wrote: Options are:

 

1. go back to the dog park

2. go see a movie

3. go to the mall

4. take a boat ride to scatter ashes

 

I retired 10 years ago. But while I was caring for Stephen I was very busy taking him to lots of doctors, doing the shopping or on the phone resolving some problem with medications or appointments   Now I’m back to Everyday is a weekend day. ***]


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Fantasy like Lord of the Rings

Period pieces like movies about the English monarchy 

Action/Adventure Like Anything from the Avenger’s universe 

Who done it like Citizen X

Complex mysteries (surprise ending) like Knives Out 

 

 

Not into:

Horror

People  doing stupid stuff

people being mean to other people

 

 

 

 

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Diane @DianeB887812 , I CANNOT remember the LAST time I went to the cinema. Lol, probably way back in my youngster days.

 

I use to luv the ROMANCE ones = still NAIVE.  🙄🙄🙄

 

In High School us girls use to TRADE Mills & Boones Romance novels.

 

Then I moved into Nancy Drew which thankfully one of my cousins ALSO liked.

 

Lol, she would BEG her parents to BUY half of the list and I would BEG mine for the other half.

 

That way we got to read ALL her books.

 

Now in my OLD AGE, I still luv mysteries, but the Cozies. Way TOO MUCH violence and s.x of late.

 

I find myself warching my boyfriend Poirot OVER AND OVER each year. And luv when PBS features him.

 

Hmmm, cannot wait to hear WHICH OPTION happens???

 

Luv you,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

 


[*** DIANE wrote: Fantasy like Lord of the Rings

Period pieces like movies about the English monarchy 

Action/Adventure Like Anything from the Avenger’s universe 

Who done it like Citizen X

Complex mysteries (surprise ending) like Knives Out 

 

 

Not into:

Horror

People  doing stupid stuff

people being mean to other people ***]


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(1 comment) WHAT'S YOUR WEATHER LIKE?  🤔

 

Here in Cave Spring, Virginia    getting ready to STORM again.  😭😭😭

 

Time to dig out my PIG brand water absorbent mats for in front of my front door INSIDE.

 

Not sure what Mr.  🐈  will be doing, but I WILL be TRYING the huge plastic container for his food on my porch. I would put it UNDER my car during storm but the parking lot has guess what - NO DRAINAGE, so it floods.

 

Anyway, storms for several days and this OLD lady and the OTHER old lady (2006 Hyundai Elantra) is staying home and INSIDE. Lol, no need to go FLOATING down my hill or cannot come up hill.

 

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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I got a little wet this morning at the dog park but the rest of the day was dry. I’m used to hot and humid and I’m getting plenty of that. But mornings are pretty nice. There is an ocean breeze that cools things in the morning and evenings. So it’s just nice typical Florida weather. August is when the real fun starts with the tropical storms. It is supposed to be a busy hurricane season this year. We will see. 

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🐕  (1 comment) Diane @DianeB887812 I am totally looking forward to when you get another dog. Do you want male or female or does NOT matter. Puppy, teen or adult?

 

🐕  Jeremiah (Jack Russell) was my Walking Buddy and Best Pal. Still miss my boy.

 

I found this on Google, lol - you luv those feisty little dogs. They are SO CUTE and when the time comes, let me know IF you need me to post how to post pictures of him/her.

 

The Chihuahua is a small dog breed that originated in Mexico. They are known for being intelligent, loyal, and loving. They are also considered to be good companions and lap dogs.


Chihuahuas have a domed skull, large ears, and short muzzles. Their eyes are round and large, and they have a long tail that they carry over their back. Their coats can come in almost any color and pattern.


Chihuahuas can range in temperament from feisty and outgoing to shy and timid.

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I had two white chihuahuas up to December of last year. They loved going for walks with me. Everyone that met us along the way were very surprised at how well behaved they were. I got them from a breeder as babies. I had three previous dogs that were mixed breeds and came from the pound. Those dogs all had issues due to their poor experiences in their early lives. I have always loved all my dogs no matter what issues they had, but those two chihuahuas were special to Stephen and I. They were our babies. 
I will probably get a fur baby next year. I need to get myself in a good mind set so that I can raise my new puppy without any social issues. Dogs are very sensitive to their owners mental state and can be affected by an unbalanced owner. 

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(5 comments) Marcy @MarcyW882921 you know I am DYING to know about your acupuncture  🤔🤔🤔

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Nicole @SummerIsTooHOT ,

 

I had my third appointment with the acupuncturist on Tuesday. This morning I was awakened at 3:45 with pain that is typically indicative of a whopper migraine to come. I used the acupressure seeds that she placed on my ear, put my heatpack on my head and was able to grab a couple more hours of sleep before it happened again. Here is the great news...I got up, did the seeds again, had breakfast, hung out on the couch for about an hour AND the whopping headache did not materialize!! I am hopeful that this treatment might be working.

 

Marcy

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 So happy to hear that you may have found a solution to the migraines.  Take care.  ❤️

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