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    So grateful for a neighbour who is a renovation contractor. I had a leak in my basement ceiling tile and he came over at 8am this morning, diagnosed a broken seal on my one toilet, bought the replacement while in town on another project and repaired it just after lunch. Wonderful!

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    Razz, don't you just love handy people who are so willing to help?? Glad you got it diagnosed and fixed.

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    That's really great Razz!

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    Grateful for this moment, sitting an airport, tired from a full day of interviewing, waiting for my plane.
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    Grateful for a quiet calm day after a couple of days of what felt like constant running. Happy to stay inside this very cold day and tidy up the house and my inbox.
    Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T. Washington

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    I seem to have so much to be grateful for these days.

    I had asked about a serviceman for all my small engine equipment with no response locally. I had read the manuals and online in depth and then looked at the all the items that needed attention. I could work my way and learn it all but was not sure I had all the tools and was not sure that I would recognize what was normal vs what was needing correction. And a BIG question - did I want to accept this responsibility along with all the others I had assumed?

    I remembered a small service shop in a village nearby that DH had bought some parts from occasionally. I phoned an auto supply in the same area and asked the name of the shop owner. Not only did he give me the name, phone number, his new larger location and address but also recommended his services. The shop owner came over this morning to pick up the snowblower, the rototiller and log splitter plus 4 chain saws to evaluate plus gave lots of advice on care and prevention. It is all supposed to be returned next week.

    According to his experience over decades, about 90% of service on today's small engines is due to the ethanol content in regular unleaded gas. Add to this, the fact that so many of the small engines are made in China resulting in very thin seals that are destroyed by the alcohol. When I asked about gas stabilizers, I was advised to simply switch to premium gasoline and run the small engine motors for 10 minutes every 3 months to prevent most problems with today's small engines. Very practical advice! I remember hearing or reading this before but had forgotten.

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    It is hard to find gratitude on a day when yet another school shooting fractures Colorado, but I can say that I am very grateful more kids weren't hurt. Our hearts break for the ones who were, we watch and wait for news of the girl in critical condition, and our gratitude goes to those who kept the others safe.

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    Am grateful to have been a volunteer today for my 5th year in a row in a holiday event to help poor kids buy $100 worth of clothes and shoes at the local Walmart. The 125 kids are bused in and we escort them around the store to help them get the right sizes. If they're under budget they can buy a little toy too. The littlest ones are wide-eyed and they are all sweet and very grateful. Really seeing the holiday spirit in action all the way around.

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    Soooo exhausted, tired all the way through my bones, and grateful that I don't have to begin work for another few hours, so I can take a nap and get myself together first....

    Thankful for my friends here. Happy holidays everybody!

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    I was dreading being bedridden with foot surgery, but surprisingly I am quite enjoying the freedom from responsibility.
    No worries about the housekeeping, chauffeuring, cooking, etc.
    Just lying in bed and watching the birds, reading, playing on Pinterest.
    Feels like the first vacation I've had in years!

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