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NJShore
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Hi all,

I am still reading as many posts as possible, but during work hours.. you all know the drill. We have been super busy trying to get our kitchen finished, pool open, now we mow weekly.. and getting ready for surgery next Friday, but wanted you to know I think about you all every day, and can't wait til next week, I can keep up! while recovering..

Hugs and Prayers,

Kari

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jcortney
Posts: 426
Joined: Sep 2012

Kari,

I know no one tucks you in quite like Phrannie, but know I'm doing it too.

Joe

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NJShore
Posts: 411
Joined: Nov 2012

Joe,

Thank you very much.. starting to get a wee bit nervous here and there.. but just keep saying... it's better than the alternative.. :)

Kari

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debbiejeanne
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Joined: Jan 2010

kari, will be praying surgery goes well and u have a smooth recovery.

God bless,

dj

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NJShore
Posts: 411
Joined: Nov 2012

Debbie,

This recovery feels like the first time I will have time to really sit down in a year.. A year ago Dan and I started redoing rooms in the house, working our jobs and then working another shift painting, etc.. getting ready for my son's wedding and the family that would be coming in from out of state and staying.. the day they started to arrive we got his diagnosis, a wedding 11 days later, his moms huge bday party here a week after that and surgery/treatments, and now my surgery - it's enjoy the summer from here.. and try not to make plans!

Kari

 

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CivilMatt
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Joined: May 2012

Kari,

Of course you are still here, where else would you be?

Now this kitchen, what are you doing, is it a full gut or just a sprucing up?

Sounds like you have plenty of “irons in the fire”, good luck with each of them.

Matt

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NJShore
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Joined: Nov 2012

Matt,

It's a full gut. We bought our house 3 years ago, and the kitchen was cheap construction circa 1980's.. and breaking down. So when we finally got my bachelorette townshouse sold, we decided the money would look good in the kitchen.. we took up the tile (cement and chicken wire) and put down a maple floor.. the sheetrock, windows, the electric.. it got bigger than originally planned fast. Fortunately we waited til that townhouse closed! And when we got home from treatment, I couldn't think of any reason not to do it... it kind of worked out great.. since Dan never knew what he wanted to eat until it was time to eat - why not take out? But it's been a long 2 months. Only 3 cabinets came in the wrong size, then the replacements were lost in the store.. fortunately once everything gets put through the dishwasher in 2 weeks and put away - we won't remember the inconvienences!

Good news is the counter top will be here with in 8 working days, the back splash a week later.. then cleanups with electric and plumbing tucked in too.. almost there!

So when I recover, timing will be perfect to move and start cooking again!

Kari

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jim and i
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Good to hear from you. Don't stay so busy you forget to enjoy life.Cool

 

Debbie

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NJShore
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Joined: Nov 2012

Debbie,

That's the plan -- to spend a few months getting back to what ever normal should be.. a few hours in the sun and gardening, and simple fun is very much a cherished idea!

Kari

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

Glad for you, somewhat...., LOL

Back to the grind...

But, being here and getting to enjoy the things you love, your livelyhood, family and friends makes it all worth it.

Congrats to a job well done...

I believe you are now eligible for membership..., membership into the Clan of the Abi-Normal...

JG

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VivianLee5689
Posts: 546
Joined: Aug 2012

Glad to hear from you Kari.  I will pray about your upcoming surgery.  I bet you will be glad when things slow down.

katenorwood
Posts: 1863
Joined: May 2012

I am so glad they finally got that surgery schedualed for you !  I will be thinking of you next Friday, and knowing the surgeons hands will be guided by the best of the best.  Hugs sent !   Katie

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Ingrid K
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Joined: Mar 2011

Kari

WOW, you have a lot on your plate.

Wishing you the absolute best in your upcoming surgery.  Will be thinking about you on Friday.

Prayers and cyber HUGS coming your way.

p.s.  Your surgery and recovery will seem like a vacation to you....You will get some much needed rest !!

 

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cureitall66
Posts: 879
Joined: Aug 2012

Kari,

Like you, I am always reading posts...nearly everyday...especially at work...yes, I know the drill. Laughing

I'm glad you keep us posted on how things are going and what you are doing with life to get through tough days.

We all appreciate the encouragement.

Best wishes on the surgery.

~C

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