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  1. WarriorPrncss

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    I love the Drive In! I wish I still had one close. All 3 of our closed down. :-( But I have great memories there as a kid and teen.

    I also saw Pitch Perfect 2 last night. It was good... but not as good as the first, I thought. And I saw Spy over the weekend, I liked it.
     
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    We have 2 Drive-ins in our county. One is practically down the street from my house and one is in the next town over. It's just really cool!
     
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    Saw Jurassic World on Friday. It was great!

    Great! :rolleyes: I better get a new computer keyboard ASAP. Somehow the space bar doesn't press down good, so I removed the key, thinking there was debris underneath, but I couldn't fix it & this space bar is dri ving me crazy!
     
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    I found my NEW guilty pleasure...organic cinnamon pumpkin ice cream. I saw it today when I was at Sprouts.
     
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    My EX's aunt passed away this morning. She had been trapped in the world of dementia for many years, yet she managed to live by herself until she broke her hip three years ago.

    I would like to go to the services, but I'm not sure I should. I went to an uncle's visitation last year, and I got a warm welcome by most everyone, but my EX, his mother, and one cousin were not happy I attended. I was in the family for close to 15 years.
     
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    If it causes the family undue stress or feelings of discomfort, it might be best to stay away. Send a condolence card to the aunt's children, find a quiet place to think about her today, and then let it go.
     
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    I agree with cza cza! Sorry for your loss.
    DH and I are celebrating our 29th anniversary today. We didn't have the fanciest wedding, in the fanciest of venues, but we do have a fabulous marriage.
     
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    Happy anniversary! :wub:
     
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    How soon do you think is prudent for packing stuff for a move? I want to get started now with the less frequently used stuff (year books, holiday decor, winter clothes, etc.) Sweets says wait a couple weeks. I plan on marking boxes with different colored tapes depending on the rooms items go to. Sweets thinks that is ridiculous, but whatever. The move will happen in shifts over time, and most boxes will land in the garage or basement until the furniture finally gets relocated at the end of July.
     
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    The end of July isn't that far away. I'd start as you planned...start packing up the stuff that you don't currently need...Throw away or donate things you don't ever use or don't think you will need so you don't have so much to take with you.

    I moved 12 times during DH's military career!! :rolleyes:
     
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    I have also moved a lot! Start packing now, and definitely label the boxes in some way.
     
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    Last move I started packing less-used stuff like a month in advance. Most of the packing was done in the 2 weeks before the move. Nothing wrong with packing early though.
     
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    Walmart already has school supplies and back to school sales going on... oye...
     
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    I'm loving the recent weather in my area & for July, this is fabulous! Cloudy all morning into midday & not sweltering in the prime times of the day either! No time feels like a hot blanket over me the moment I step outside!

    On a different note, I just found out a lady was carjacked at gunpoint in the parking structure in broad daylight (2:00 pm hour) of my local mall I go to quite a lot & my Mom goes walking there about 4-6 mornings a week before the mall opens, so there's even less people around! My area's known to be quite safe, but you can never be too careful. :unsure::mad:

    runsw/scissors, yes start now! At least a month in advance to start packing...often a bit more ahead than that.

    WarriorPrncss, no rest for the weary according to them! :mad:
     
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    Ms. I -- Check out "Damsel in Defense". It's a line of safety products geared toward women. They have a pepper spray glove that walkers/joggers can wear and not be obvious, but will dispense OC spray at the touch of your thumb. They also have tazers, which is what I carry because, regardless of how careful you are, you'll still feel a minor burn using OC spray if you're anywhere close to it. It gets used often at my current job, I hate the smell and burn. The tazers are legal in CA and many other states.
     
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    WarriorPrncss, thanks a lot. Many years ago, I actually owned an online business, selling personal & home protection items. I've already got pepper spray, but I'll check it out.
     
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    Yep, Walmart as school supplies in the front of the store. The local grocery store put out lunch boxes a few days ago. The BB&B sent out their college dorm sale circular in the mail. We got it yesterday. I have about three weeks of summer left, and I am not ready to go back.
     
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    Ms. I - that's incredibly scary. There's a WalMart near me where people are routinely carjacked/stabbed/raped in the parking lot in broad daylight. I won't go to it. Hopefully this is an isolated incident and doesn't escalate.

    Runsw/scissors - this is the exact reason I don't want to go shopping today. I went last week for a friend's wedding gift and BBB had college lists and supplies all over the store. Ugh!
     
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    Yes & I don't blame you about never shopping at yours! The mall where it happened is only about 15 min away from me! I think I heard them say they caught that guy, but that doesn't mean there's not another out there just like him. I really wish I was a black belt in some kind of martial arts....at least it may help.
     
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    Nothing's ever happened in any of my local Walmarts as far as I know but I just don't feel comfortable shopping there. There's a reason they won't put one in my town. The store just doesn't attract the most reputable people. Maybe I just saw too many "people of walmart" posts on Facebook. I just stay away. There's nothing that they sell there that I can't get elsewhere.
     
  21. Ms. I

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    Regarding Walmart, now I LOVE Target a LOT better yes, but my Walmart isn't bad at all. It's safe & depending on when I go, which is early to to late morning, I get the front parking space.
     
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    I think the Walmarts around here are safe in general. The 2 closest to me are each over 30 minutes away so I don't go much. I never go shopping too late at night so that's not an issue either.
     
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    I doubt crime at Walmart parking lots has anything to do with the business and more o do ith the neighborhoods in which one are shopping...I have no idea where the closest Walmart is to me...Target is at least 30 minutes in either direction. I can get to plenty of other stores in shopping areas within 15 minutes. And I never feel threatened but I ALWAYS have my wits about me.
     
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    Thankfully that one is not the closest to my place. Although the one close to me is not that great as far as selection and size. The one by my school is AWESOME!

    One of my friends just started boxing lessons. I feel like later this year I'm going to hit her up for some lessons in punching haha. When I think about it, I'm a little scared for what I would do in that situation. I'm pretty strong but that doesn't mean I can fight anyone. Maybe I'll be checking out the self defense line someone else posted and get me some pepper spray.

    I grew up in the middle of nowhere. Literally nothing bad happened near me. Even the sketchy walmart didn't start until I was in high school. When I hear about violent crimes near me it rattles me, just because I'm not used to having crime so close. And to think my dream was to go to college in NYC and live there for 5 years...HA
     
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    MLB711, I was born & lived in L.A. (Los Angeles) till age 13, so it's completely unheard of & unwise to not lock doors, etc. at all times.

    Due to a past ankle injury, I can't run really & I used to be a fast runner plus I don't want to reinjure myself taking the martial arts lessons! :mad: I worry about how I'd get away if I ever had a scary situation. I trust & pray that God will protect me.
     
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    Just over 1100 miles on the car between Friday morning and this afternoon! Fun shopping trip with my daughter, but I'm exhausted!
     
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    It's funny you guys are talking about Walmart, because I was just thinking today that from now on I'll stick to shopping there rather than Target--more or less the same merchandise, but considerably cheaper!
    It's a slightly longer drive (maybe 5 more minutes) but worth it!
    And I agree with CzaCza about the safety issue. I wouldn't necessarily go shopping there by myself late at night, but that goes for most places near where I live.
     
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    Glad that you had such a fun shopping trip!
     
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    I have never felt unsafe at Walmart, but I don't like going there if I can help it. The stores are always way to crowded, and ther never see,s to be enough cashiers. I'd rather shop at Target with fewer crowds and shorter lines even if it does cost a bit more.
     
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    I'm 20 miles from Walmart and 50 miles from Target . . . so you know where I go. I've never felt unsafe at Walmart, and I go there at all hours of the day and night by myself.

    Thankfully I don't live near scary places.
     
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    So a couple or so relatives are visiting by the end of this month. I'm not the type who cares to have company over. It's my Mom's sister & 1 or 2 of her adult kids, so they want to see us & they've never seen my apt yet.

    Time to gradually clean this place from top to bottom & make a carpet cleaning appt!
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    Went to my little local FM today & got some black bean chipotle hummus & lemon-flavored pita chips...haven't gotten that in a while. Also got some strawberries & green onions there.

    Also looked around HomeGoods. I want to get a new floor lamp, some other bathroom mats, & other items since a few relatives will be seeing my place for the first time.

    I've been looking around online & like these lamps so far...of which I might order one if I don't see anything similar in my stores:

    http://www.myhabit.com/#page=d&dept...ndex=121&discovery=browse&ref=qd_home_sr_3_25

    http://www.myhabit.com/#page=d&dept...ndex=355&discovery=browse&ref=qd_home_sr_8_19
     
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    Well, we are moved in. The house is a mess and most of our belongings are still in boxes. The master's closet needs shelving, and the family room needs a ceiling fan installed. Still, we are home. I love this house! All it needs is a few weeks of focused attention to clean and dress it up. Since we don't have that kind of time to give it may be Christmas before we are fully unpacked,
     
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    I usually stay in on weekday evenings, but I'm finally not doing anything & I should run an errand before the night's over since it's time-sensitive...better than doing it tomorrow. The BF's at work, so I should maybe stay out a bit & browse my outdoor mall maybe or at least get a smoothie.
     
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    First Husker game of the season is Saturday! Woo Hoo! I can't wait!
     
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    Go Big Red!
     
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    I woke up to it raining cats & dogs, which is fine w/ me since today's free day pretty much. I always love how clean everything is after a good rain!
     
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    I'm imagining how we can decorate the new house for Halloween. I can foresee a couple of skeletons sitting on the porch swing waiting to greet trick-or-treaters.
     
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    The best decoration we had when I was a kid was taking some old clothes (jeans, a plaid shirt, etc), stuffing the clothes with leaves and making a sort of scarecrow to sit on our porch bench. In the dark people thought someone was sitting on our porch all the time LOL my neighbors called one morning telling us there's someone sitting in front of the house and they were there all night too :lol:
     
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    I go more fall than Halloween. Chrysanthemums, ornamental cabbages, silk fall leaf garlands, pumpkin scented candles.
     

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