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Linda (Earth Angel) needs all the prayers you can spare

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225 posted 02-23-2011 03:59 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Linda,

Will write more in a bit .. my lines are FINALLY all thawed and cleared.  A week of hell and now I know more about plumbing than I ever wanted to know.  Off to run some errands, but I am thinking of you.

Love you, girly girl.
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Angel one, you, who  have  beem an angel to all of us, we are delighted to hear you are home. Do not worry about anything but getting your self well and bouncing again.

Love to you dear friend. jo
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Well, Linder Lou, I am back just like a bad penny!  How are you doing, sweet one?  Did you make me my bagels yet?  I like Rosemary bagels (just in case you feel inspired).  Seriously, I hope that you are doing better.  Please have Shannon send me a # and I'll call you.  Yay!  More Alison drivel over the phone!  Okay, admit it - you talk more than I do and I never thought I'd find anyone who talks more than me!  Maybe that is why I love you so much .. or one of the reasons!

Well, after what? [counts on my fingers] nine days of fighting frozen-clogged-frozen (did I mention frozen?) pipes, I am finally all thawed out.  This is where I put in a plug for Mr. Rooter (my second set of Pumping & Thawing guys -- nothing like a name like Mr. Rooter to make a lady blush!  Good thing I never claimed to be a lady, but let me tell you about his snake!)  Well, to make a long story short, he broke his snake in my pipe ( I am not kidding - laughing but not kidding) and he had to come back the next day to steam and thaw.  Anyway, three cheers for the Rooter guys - their number is in my little black book.

Oh and the two and half feet of snow?  Well, not much to midwest-east coast standards, I am sure - but I cleaned out my drive way with my little snow blower and am now known as the local Snow blower Queen (why does everything sound so suggestive?  It certainly is not in the way that I write it, is it?).  So .. well, I am not going any further with this thought or we will be reading this off the Adult board!

Oh and then the power went off on Sunday ... at that point, I just gave up and got out the tequila bottle.  Just stared at it lovingly because I was not sure if I would have to drive.  So, I made goo goo eyes at it and told it that it always has a place in my heart.  Then I put it away.  Okay, I admit it.  I did sniff it and I did inhale.  Hmmmm.

So, Linda my darling friend, I am exhausted mentally and physically worn out and so damn happy that I get to go back to work tomorrow!  I have been gone since my little pipe games started.  I actually miss being there.  

I love you lots - and ain't you glad that you asked how I am?  Oh wait!  You didn't did you.  I just needed to vent on you.

Ily,
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228 posted 02-24-2011 10:12 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

As I wrote in my last reply, it's great to be home again!
Oh, my! I have just been reading more of all of your wonderful replies, poems, 'letters', and personal stories. I feel as though I have gotten to know so much more about each one of you kind, loving, and talented pipsters! You make me so proud to be a part of this poetic family. I still need to conserve my energy at this time. There is more healing that is needed ~ but heal, I will! I'm brimming with hopefulness and faith!

Thank you again from the bottom of my healing heart!

Linda/EA/Earth Angel xo xo xo ...
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229 posted 02-25-2011 01:05 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Dear Linda,

To read your message first thing in the morning has put me in such a wonderful frame of mind.  There's is so much to be grateful for in this topsy-turvy world of ours and today I am grateful for so many things not the least of which is the fine example you set for all of us here.  Hey, you're one "upbeat" lady, you know, and when I grow up ...  

Take it easy - nothing wrong with baby steps.  

Lots of love
Helen
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230 posted 02-25-2011 12:08 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Sent up to here.  (Sending still, even though you can see them yourself now, to save you having to do so.)

Oh, what a happy day for me!  I have been 3 days (actually I think it must be 4 days) without an Internet connection and I came online today to find a REAL LIVE EMAIL FROM L–I-N-D-A!!!!! And then such a lovely message from her in Pip!  

If I can have Vodacom 3G reception here, I will be able to have a TELKOM-LESS life.  My service provider hasn’t yet tested whether I DO have reception here, nor phoned me to arrange for me to take on the contract.  If I do and when they do, it will take about 2 weeks from then, but AFTER THAT I should have no more connection problems except the very odd few that NORMAL people have!  Not that I am accusing myself of being normal – Heaven forbid!    Then I should be able to send messages every day with no problems.  

For now, I will just hope that my Telkom connection will last for as long as possible.  

Linda, it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lovely to have you back, but please don’t overdo things and REST as often as you need to (and more).  

Lots and lots of love and light and POWWWWWWWWWERPUNCH prayers
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WooHOO...I got a real email from Linda Loo too!...

And it's the best thing to happen to me ALL year!

It can only get better from this point! Linda, like I mentioned...watch that wall...it'll bite your butt before it falls on you, so don't push it.

'Cause if you do, we'll all sic our Guardian Angels on you!

Love...

Sunshine

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232 posted 02-25-2011 10:08 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Dear Linder Lou-Lou,

See how we all love you.  Yep, we do too!  How are you feeling – are you resting and getting better?  

I started this in PiP and had a witty little letter going, but my power “blipped” and I lost it.  So now, I am writing and saving; writing and saving.  We are having winter in Alaska.   Lots of snow, wind, white-out conditions, drifts, trees falling, etc.  One of those trees fell across my driveway and took down a power line with it.  I am surprised that I have power.  The line is across my road and the tree is mildly on fire – not a raging inferno.  I don’t like it – I will admit that.  So I went to my neighbor’s house, parked there and walked the long way home.  Called the power company and suggested that fire in a windstorm is not a good combination.  But, as a good resourceful Alaskan, I am prepared.  Flashlights, headlamps, chocolates, Red Vines, trashy books and a People magazine.  A girl has to be ready at all times, right?

I should be bringing in wood instead of writing this to you – but you are my priority.  I’ll do the wood thing in a bit.  Know what really miffs me?  I just snow blowed my driveway the other day.  Remember?  Pumping, thawing, snow blowing?  And now?  The audacity of it all.  It’s all snowy again.  

Well, darlin’ dear, I love you; but do have to get cracking.  If nothing else, I am going to take my dogs out to play.  They are worried that I am going to discover that they got into the garbage in the garage (again).  Little do they know that I did discover it and decided to forgive them this time.  I normally don’t have it out for them to get – but … it’s been a hectic week.  So, I am closing one eye and whistling a happy tune when we walk passed where it was when I came home.

I love you lots.
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233 posted 02-25-2011 11:43 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Yay!  No more burning bush, errrr .. tree!
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yay Linda Angel! it's SO good to read your words! you make me smile just by being you!
love and more love!
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235 posted 02-26-2011 01:27 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Sending up to here.

Dearest Linda

As I said, I am still sending you your messages – well, yes, it IS partly to save you the time, but also because I would miss sending them if I didn’t, so please bear with me.  

Yesterday, when I came home, I found that my copper water pipes had been stolen – quite a common occurrence here, though we are getting the level of crime down as low as we can in our area, using various community measures.  So there was water spurting out all over the place and had been for about 4 hours and a visit from the plumber and a high water bill to pay next month and a plumber’s bill to pay and ugly polycorp pipes to see.  However, in comparison with what Alison has been going through it has been a ride on the merrygoround.  

I feel so guilty about saying in response to her poem called O of C (Out of Control) Wind, that I was glad she had the wind otherwise we wouldn’t have had the poem – I knew she had the frozen pipe problem, but didn’t realise quite how bad the wind was until I came in here and read that she did the Moses thing with the burning bush/tree and all the rest of her troubles.  Also didn't realise the frozen pipe thing went on so terribly long.  What a schlep.  So sorry, Alison, I am trying to wish you didn’t have cause to write that poem – I have found the solution – I will wish that you wrote it from your imagination.  Am I forgiven, Alison?

So far so good with the Internet connection.  I am holding my ears and crossing my elbows that it stays that way until I have 3G (IF I have reception here).  That poem I told you I am pregnant with (Life After Telkom), will only be born after at least a week or a month of having 3G, just to be on the safe side.  

Lots and lots of love and light and POWERPUNCH prayers
Owl
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236 posted 02-26-2011 02:10 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Hey Dianna (and Linda too - see you are better so you have been reduced to an aside ) ...

The wind is still trying to howl, but it is weakening.  I live in the part of Alaska that is known for extreme cold in winters.  The trade-off is we are not supposed to have wind and high humidity in the winter.  That's a law (I think it was burned up by the burning bush!).  Interior Alaska is a winter desert - normally very dry and normally with very still air. Wind and humidity is associated with the coastal part of Alaska and the interior is cold, still, dry.

Ha!  I say.  Heck, I'll say it again.  Ha!

First, my pipe issue.  It normally would not take so long, but my freezing came on after a bout of -45 degree below 0 (F) weather.  So others had similar problems.  Then the problem had to be diagnose.  First, it was assumed it was a septic issue with frozen pipes.  Then it was diagnosed as simply frozen pipes.  After thawing them twice (once myself - I learned how to use the big heaters and find the clean-out valves), it was discovered that part of the pipe was clogged and frozen.  All this discovery took days - and then we got three feet of snow, which delayed getting help to my house.  I had to blow out my drive-way.  I live out of town and it can be dicey getting to my place when conditions are bad.  So that's my plumbing story and it has a happy ending.  Things work, flush and drain as they are supposed to.

The wind was like a freak thing coming down from the Northwestern coastal areas in the state.  It drifted all the new fallen snow.  Took out some trees, one of which was mine.  And areas had no electricity.  It's all minor compared to other areas of the country which have a huge population.  Things like this can cripple or more urban area - here .. it's rural, and we are all okay.

I love you for caring as you do.

xoxoxo
Alison

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Sending up to here.

Dear Alison (and Linda! Ditto what Alison said!  But I know you understand what she and now I am saying – huuuuuge hugs to you Linda), how can I help but care about somebody as lovely as you!  But thanks for the thanks anyway!  I love you, too, for being who you are.  I am glad it is all sorted out, but it must have been awful at the time – frustration, fear, discomfort, cold, inconvenience, et al, et al, et al.  I am very glad to hear that the wind is not a usual occurrence.  I had never thought of anywhere having high humidity in winter – but it makes sense, if one thinks about it – here humidity is a problem in summer and people can faint, etc, if they don’t drink  enough liquids.  

One of the 2 pipes the plumber put in (badly) in several ways, in place of the pipes that were stolen on Friday, are leaking in two places.  I phoned him and he said he would come out to fix them and didn’t.  Fortunately the two places are just dripping – not pouring, but he didn’t even ask how badly, so he doesn’t know that.  His work and reliability and professionalism have fallen far short of the mark.  I certainly won’t call him out again after he has fixed the 2 leaks.

Linda, I hope you are resting, then resting and then resting after that.  Let everyone do what they can do for you – they WANT to, so LET them.  That way, you will recover sooner, which is a favour you can do ALL OF US!!!

Lots of love and light and POWERPUNCH prayers
Owl
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238 posted 03-01-2011 02:22 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Sending up to here

Dear Linda

I hope you are doing as you promised and resting well.

As if copper pipe theft and water spurting all over the place on both Friday and Monday, wasn’t enough, today I had an intruder on my property who must have climbed over a sheer 6 foot metal palisade fence with very sharp point on the top!  My little hero, Benji, barked to tell me the intruder was there and I spoke to the intruder through the window and then phoned my security company to send out a reaction officer, and I went back to the (heavily burglar-guarded) window intending to keep him talking until the reaction officer arrived, but he had hot-footed it all the way across the garden and over the 6 foot fence and was walking down the road and when he got to the corner he turned into it and ran towards the railway line.  I phoned my son and he parked across the road and followed him at a distance having organised for backup from a fellow off-duty police reservist and the police, but the backup arrived too late and the intruder got away.  

Oh, well, at least one can say my life is not boring, but boring sounds great to me!

I hope all is going well in Alaska for Alison.  I’ll take my intruders any day before your weather and frozen pipes and burning tree!  

Lots of love and light and POWERPUNCH prayers
Owl
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Thank you all for the warm "Welcome Home"! I seem to have been over-doing it a tad. I'm such an eager beaver and find it difficult to lie low for long.
It grieves me to read of all the illnesses and misadventures some of you have had. You are real troopers in getting past them. Diana and Alison certainly have had more than their fair share of them. Alison, did you receive my email? I know that Diana did.
I may not be replying as often as I once did, but slowly but surely I hope I can get back up to speed. I am fighting battles on several fronts and they tend to tucker me out. I need some new, fresh spring energy to spruce up my aura!

Love to you all,
Linda xo

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Welcome Home Linda! I am so glad that you are doing good enough to be home. May God Bless You and heal you soon
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241 posted 03-02-2011 02:28 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Dearest Linda

WHAT are you doing answering here when you are supposed to be RESTING??  Smiles, but please rest.  We love to hear from you, but right now is not a good time.  You need to get over the current hump first.  

As though copper water pipe theft on both Friday and Monday wasn't enough, I had an intruder here on Tuesday as well!  He climbed over a 6 foot palisade fence with very strong sharp spikes at the top of each metal post.  My little hero, Benji-dog alerted me to him, and while I was calling my security company to send somebody out, he hot-footed it all the way across the garden and over the fence again.  I called my son and he flew out here and followed him, keeping him in sight, phoning for backup from the police and a fellow reservist, but although the backup was quick, they weren't quite quick enough and they lost him.  Today the finger print policewoman was here and got some finger prints, so if the backup had arrived earlier, the intruder could have been proved to be the copper thief!  Well, it was nearly.  

As though that wasn't enough, I had a day from hell today - but no more intruders!  Anyway, it is nice to be in here tonight where nothing is going wrong.  I am going to get an early night tonight and perhaps I will try getting up on the other side of the bed tomorrow!  Smiles.

Now, Linda, you rest!  

Love and light and POWERPUNCH prayers
Owl

Sending up to here.
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quote:
I need some new, fresh spring energy to spruce up my aura!




You, dear Linda Angel, you ARE Spring personified. Yes, I understand it must be frustrating for you to obey the orders of those who want you to lie down, but listen to them ... and also to your body, those "communications" are the best.

Thank you so much for the light and love you spread. I feel it permeating me all the time.

Much love and hugs.
Margherita - dolphina

Best wishes to the "water-resistant ladies"
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Sent up to here.

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Dearest Linda

With the posting of your beautiful poem today, I give up my privilege of sending these messages to you daily - with sadness because I have loved doing it - but simultaneously with great joy because you are doing so well.  

So, welcome back to the fold where you belong and where you have been missed so much by everyone.  

Silly old me - you won't believe this, but the silly old goat that I am, I have tears running down my cheeks, at this being the last message in this thread - but at the very same time I am laughing sheepishly (have always been partial to sheep and all other animals - as though you didn't know!) at myself!

However, I know you have a long road to go still, so I will console myself with my POWERPUNCH prayers for you every day!  Smiles.

A very silly owl
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smiling big and bright*
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Nope, not gonna be the last message - I still have stuff to say.  Thought I had my pipe issues solved, but I don't.  So, I might be a bit quiet as I am sulking at the moment.  And I am contemplating moving to a warmer climate ... Like SA to move in with Owl.  I am off to bed, will write some tomorrow and catch up.  Just know that I am thinking of you, Linda and you, Diana.

You both are beautiful women.

xoxoxo
A
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(((((((((Alison)))))))) stay warm and serene.  

Hugs to dear Linda and dear Diana too.

Love,
Margherita

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Today, my dear, I woke at 5:30...but it felt like 6:30. As it was Saturday here, I allowed myself a little extra rest...but got up at 6:00 which felt like 7:00.

In other words, your "spring" is coming sooner than you might think, being that it truly will spring forward next weekend! And with that, my friend, you will receive your source of light and energy very soon indeed, if not even now!

But I do indeed know "those walls" that we can hit, so please continue to take care, and indulge yourself a little bit in those friends who want to care for you, for I know they are many in number, and you must allow them their moment to help!

Sending loving hugs [p.s., send your real number to my email...we need to talk!]

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dear eager beaver

I agree with Karilea!
winter does not last forever
it only seems that way
soon spring will peek round your corner

int the meantime, take care of you
for those of us who care about you!



 
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