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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday, I Fibromite moved a twenty foot Selkirk Chimney, during a snowstorm, with my little Jeep. Sometimes when we make up our minds something has to be done, we just do it. That's when I last thought I was going to have multiple heart attacks. The chimney, all aluminum, with a fibreglass liner, was in two long, like eight ft. pieces, with two smaller pieces, one to attach to whatever building and another with the cap. The chimney had to be moved before my parents nasty falling down house was demolished by new owner. My son was asleep, I don't like waking people up, I think if they are motivated to do something they'll get up (unless they forget -no reflection on poor soul who continues to beat herself up over making hubby wait), but regarding adult children living rent free, nope, if they mean to help, they'll line up, in time. So here I am fighting with this hugh eight foot chimney, wrestling it into back of Jeep, got it, then the next piece, same but harder since it's getting crowded back there and then two end pieces. Ok. did I forget to mention the Rottweiler that was already in the back seat. Yep, a rotty and a twenty foot chimney, in a snowstorm. Well, ok, so off I goes with them all sticking this way and that, slowly, over the nasty spring potholes to it's final resting place on my little piece of land, near the water. I also have a five hundred pound cast iron stove that goes with it but i think I will leave that for another time, sans Rotweiller. She got really grumpy with me after I dropped the chimney in it's final resting spot and refused to get back in Jeep. Well, she was spoiled rotten all her life and not only does she think she is a person, she thinks she is the boss person. So it's snowing really hard, My hair and eyebrows have icycles hanging off of them, and I am engaged in a battle of wills with a Rotweiler in the middle of the road. I want her inside the truck, so I can go home and get dry. She has other ideas which she refuses to vocalize except to go grrrawl, grrawl, grrawl. Finally my cell phone rings. Son says where are you, I thought we were doing the chimney thing? I says I am parked in the middle of the road, up here by the beach, and grrawl grrawl,  grrawl. So, come get her, please. Son says stop yelling. I say It wasn't me yelling, it was the dog. I sit in truck dripping icycles, grrawl grrawl sits next to truck, going, you guessed it, for half an hour while mister mister rent free gets his butt in gear and rescues, The Dog!

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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel like I should respond but I'm just not quite sure what to say! :-|
{{{{{{hugs}}}}}} to warm you up tho!!! :-)
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   Posted 3/31/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Tyno! You gave me a laugh. It sounds like something a fibromite would do...tackle a big job without asking for help. I hope your son was properly ashamed of himself! And I hope you don't have any ill effects from your experience.
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Who ever knew I would be defined by my diseases??

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   Posted 3/31/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
hehehe, thanks for adding that bit about hubby waiting for me. I'm over it now and so is he, but man I felt terrible for that one. I too tend to take on way more than I should and don't bother asking for help cause I figure if they want to help they would. My family and friends have been getting on me about that one saying that they sometimes just don't know what it si that would help me. Anyway, hope you get warmed up and feeling better soon :)

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   Posted 3/31/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   

I have read that fibromites are OVERACHIEVERS and I do believe it is true. Not only do we put everyone else before us, but then we don't know when to stop, when enough is enough. I think fibromyalgia is our body's way of telling us it's enough! BTW, the story about the Rottie was very funny, although I'm sure you didn't think so at the time. Maybe she just wanted to romp in the snow for a bit before getting in the truck?

gentle hugs,


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   Posted 3/31/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Tyno, You are just a kick!! I am always amazed at what you get done & I need to take a page from your book. But, I also know that you will do & do until you flare & so I am going to say "next time wake up your son & get him out of bed or you will be doing that "still" in 20 years". Your family, siblings, already expect too much from you. You make me smile so often Tyno, I just want the best for you. Love & hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11

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   Posted 3/31/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you, I enjoyed it too. I just never know what's around the next corner. I laugh at some of the escapades. We got the last of the "loot"out of the Nasty, wet, falling down farmhouse and I hear they're fixin to level her tamarra. I'll be there with weiners and marshmellows, balloons, streamers, a marching band and anything else I can find along the way. I think a great deal of folk are taking the day off for the event. Today we dragged a 200 yr. old table top (couldn't find the legs) and a water pump, thanks to my son who got real wet rescuing it (to make up for sleeping through the snow show yesterday). And the cat carrier. Then I told closest neighbor, help yourself and gave him permission to loot and plunder. Best day of my life. Later, ps. not feeling to bad actually considering the six foot of snow that blew through yesterday. 
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