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Old 11-23-2017, 12:16 AM   #3011
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:38 AM   #3012
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:38 PM   #3013
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Plinth is such a funny word!
It is! Sometimes I wonder what people were thinking when they invented words for things. The etymology of words has always fascinated me.

Got an update on my tire order. ETA is nov 28th after 6pm (which is after the tire section/service center closes-- I believe they close at 4pm). So, probably won't get the tires on until the 29th at the earliest.

They charge $2 per tire for "disposal" fees. I told them I want to keep the old tires and the employee claimed that it doesn't matter-- that if they take the tires off the state makes them pay/charge it anyway. Other places I have had tires replaced at didn't have that fee. So she's either lying or they just don't know how to file the paperwork for it.

On a side note, the person who was coveting the rims on my brother's former truck (the chevy) actually got pissed off that our friend hauled the truck off. Said it was like my friend thought he was going to steal stuff-- and my friends said from their experience, if the person was mad about it, he was probably planning to steal stuff. LOL. But now it's safely at the friend's house with a bunch of other broken down vehicles and parts.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:31 AM   #3014
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The state has no idea how many tires they dismount and in bet they don't even count the ones they do recycle
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:42 PM   #3015
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The state has no idea how many tires they dismount and in bet they don't even count the ones they do recycle
I don't think my state even recycles them. Louisiana is one of the worst states for recycling/ecology/environment stuff.

I was hoping to avoid stores on Thanksgiving but around 5pm my brother decided he needed more ingredients for the stew, I was out of milk, and my mother wanted some cranberry sauce in a can. We made it to Walmart to find they were starting their early Black Friday sales so the parking lot was full. I dropped my bro off and went to find parking. Saw some friends on the way in and hugged them. Fortunately, the sale stuff hadn't started yet so people weren't going crazy, but the place was packed, sections were cordoned off, and I couldn't get through with a cart. So, my brother squeezed his way through to get the stuff we needed a few pieces at a time and brought them back to the cart. After several trips we had what we needed and headed to checkout-- or tried. They wouldn't let us through and said we had to work our way to the back of the store, around and then back to the front. We went back a bit and then squeezed through a shortcut to get to the other side and then go to the front. We were unloading on to the conveyor belt just when the clock hit 6, the employees all blew into cardboard/paper horns and the noise started so we were like "OH $#!+! Time to get out!" and hurried the hell out of there, wishing cashiers and employees luck as we fled. Everyone we encountered was polite though. Made a lady happy bc we gave her the cart when we were done and I let someone who was circling for a parking space know I would be leaving so they got my spot. Had a nice beef stew with mushrooms, potatoes, and carrots for dinner.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:21 PM   #3016
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Luckily, we have another supermarket here. I will not go to Walmart on Thanksgiving, black Friday or Sat. (return day).
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:29 PM   #3017
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I can't even get out of my drive way today .And if i did i would just be in a parking lot in front of my house ..
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:20 PM   #3018
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My new tires arrived (according to the e-mail alert). Gonna be fun seeing if the monkeys at Walmart can actually find them when I go to get them put on today. I'm going to bring my friend's girlfriend so she can do some shopping while my tires are being put on. Have to wait until after she and my friend go to the funeral home to make arrangements for my friend's father, who died suddenly yesterday. I think he was 47. My friend is taking it hard and hasn't told his daughter yet. She spent most of her time with "PawPaw" so she's going to be devastated. Apparently yesterday she was refusing to go to school because PawPaw wasn't there to take her and she didn't know why and she's been asking for him. They are planning to tell her sometime today.

My sister said she hasn't bought her tickets to come out to visit just yet but that she thinks she'll be here on the 22nd. That gives me a bit of time to do some cleanup in the house. Instead of tackling a whole lot at once and feeling overwhelmed, I've been doing a little bit at a time. I also need to clean the truck out before we drive my sister home in January.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:51 PM   #3019
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That's going to be rough ..
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:11 AM   #3020
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I mentioned on other forums. My friend was trying to sugarcoat it and tell his daughter that PawPaw went to heaven and was with the angels and couldn't come back. He said she gave him a horrified look and said "PawPaw is DEAD?" and started crying. It wrecked my friend. Fortunately, being a child she didn't dwell on it for too long and was back to playing like nothing had happened later on. She sometimes says she misses him.

The funeral today was rough. My friend's grandmother was sobbing and wailing, which made it worse for her surviving sons and my friend. It was open casket and the granddaughter was being held so she could see the body. She put one of her favorite My Little Pony toys in the casket with him and said "I wish he could come back to life" (but she wasn't crying or sad then). It wasn't until later on when she noticed her father (my friend) crying that she got upset. My friend's mother was holding her but she wanted to go to her father. She hugged him and cried on his shoulder and then sat back and was putting her hands on his face and wiping the tears away. There wasn't room on the family bench for my friend's girlfriend so she was next to me. She leaned on me a few times when she was getting hit with waves of grief. She started sobbing when she saw my friend cry, so I held her and did my best to comfort her. I think I went through half a pack of tissues-- seeing other people cry always makes me cry.
Saw some friends that lately we only see at funerals.
I also noticed a tradition that I'd never noticed in other places where we lived. Vehicles going the opposite direction pull on to the shoulder and stop (or just stop in the road) out of respect for the funeral procession.
The cemetery part was very short, thankfully. Although, one of the preachers said something about how one day the souls would return to the bodies in the cemetery and they were going to rise up and my first thought was "zombie apocalypse" (which I whispered to my friend and he laughed). His grandmother gave me a big hug and thanked me for all the help we've given her son and asked us to always be there for him. Lots of hugs all around. She invited my mother to come over and visit her for coffee and such. I'm hoping my mother will take her up on the offer because she needs to get out of the house more.
One of my brother's old friends from school now works as a prison guard and was telling my brother they need more guards so my brother might apply there. He also helped my mother up from the seat because she was having trouble. I told him "We have to stop meeting like this!" because the last time we saw each other was at his grandmother's funeral.
I'm hoping there won't be anymore funerals for a long time, but I would like to see the friends again in a happier setting. Maybe arrange some sort of gathering someday.
My inner Grumpy Cat was cringing through a lot of the funeral-- I hate funerals. They spent less than 2 minutes talking about the actual deceased and the rest was all sermon and how people are going to hell if they don't believe. I almost laughed when they said the guy was "gentle" because he was known for busting people's faces, breaking arms, and generally beating the crap out of people if they crossed him or his family. Of course, they weren't going to bring that up. Also, they played country music and I hate country music. I was sitting there thinking "I'm at a funeral with people crying, my nose is running, and they are playing country music". It was the trifecta. LOL.
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