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Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 5:57pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Momma Bear, to clarify, as things did work out, my landlord decided not to plug the old chip wagon into the house that he is paying the hydro on (mine/his), but did give the deal back to M. who runs the ceramic store. So, she did get her deal back. She is getting her potential break with the hydro. I am not clear if the landlord is getting anything for renting him the actual land that he is parking the chip wagon on because it is my landlord's land, but no, the chip wagon is plugged into M.'s store and the landlord has effectively been cut out of the deal.
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[i]I forgot.[/i] But, it was in the hands of the landlord to allow that, no? I mean, does the landlord get a cut? Didn't you say the electric at that unit was more commercial? I mean, did the landlord decide to just turn the whole deal over without taking a "cut"? Is it his property he is renting to her?
Trying to figure out why he suddenly decided to turn the whole deal over. I mean, the commercial grade electric [b]is[/b] in [i]his property[/i], no? Just confused that's all. Having trouble seeing the big picture here.

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 6:03pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]I am not clear if the landlord is getting anything for renting him the actual land that he is parking the chip wagon on because it is my landlord's land, but no, the chip wagon is plugged into M.'s store and the landlord has effectively been cut out of the deal.........
.......Call Public Health? Call City Hall? And say what?
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Do you think presenting your concerns to "M" would be an option?

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 11:49pm
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Honestly, I think you just need to move now. I'm actually surprised you stayed this long with all the problems you have had at this particular place.

Posted on: Fri, 06/04/2004 - 3:56am
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My understanding is that Cindy is intending to move next month. However, these things take time. She just can't pack up and be out of there - with nowhere else to go, in fact - immediately. This is a terrible situation that could really happen to any one of us if we live in an area that has any commercial zoned property near by. I remember that we were looking at a house once, that was several blocks away from a MacDonalds. We could really smell those fries cooking!
Hopefully the oil is "safe". My guess, from what I have read about peanut oil, is that it most likely is. However, just the idea of peanut oil gives me the shudders. The idea of a pa child smelling this day in and day out is very upsetting to me.
Cindy, I am concerned that you keep asking people to come and shoot you. Especially when you mentioned that your children would be well taken care of. Your children need [b]you[/b]. There is [b]no[/b] substitute. Yes, you are going through practically every hell that a sane person could be expected to endure. I cannot imagine how overwhelmed and helpless you may be feeling right now.
There are so many people who love you and care about you. Hang in there and I [b]know[/b] things will get better.
{{{hugs}}}
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Fri, 06/04/2004 - 8:12am
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I had to leave the house this morning when I took the kids to school and I ended up having to go straight to their school, without stopping home, to pick them up and take Jesse (and Em) to a specialist's appointment.
By the time we all got home at 5:00 p.m., the chip wagon was gone for the day (which I do find kinda strange for a Friday night, but it must be something to do with the special events thing).
Anyway, he's gone 'til Monday now so I can't get any answers 'til then.
Interestingly enough, I passed another of the same owner's chip wagons to-day on the bus when I was downtown here and I looked at the menu from the bus, and sure enough, the same thing, giant peanut at the bottom with the words coming out of his mouth.
So, I'll check Monday.
e-mom, I leave here at the end of July month. Just not sure where to hang my hat this time 'round. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
California Mom, no need to worry hon. Honestly. Things can be pretty depressing and I did have something horrid happen yesterday in the morning and I had said to M. next door that nothing worse could happen (she said, don't say that) and of course, I find out the chip wagon is frying with peanut oil.
I'll probably e-mail you the horrid story, I don't think I'm up to posting it, California Mom, but by the time I had talked it out with M. next door (thank heaven for her actually - she's a couple of years older than me, so "my" age) we had this one mental image that had us both in stitches and kept us laughing for the rest of the day.
No, I am okay. I'll be okay. I have, however, thought of up-ing my Paxil but I haven't. That whole God doesn't give us more than we can handle thing. But thank you for your concern.
Oh, and it is such an apt expression right now because I do live in a house that looks like a barn.
However, on an up-side, talked to a dear family friend to-day (family friend as in friend of my DH and I) and there is just something really really nice (and you'll all have to forgive me, I do not get out in the *real* world and I do not get to talk to big people very often), but a handsome man, the same age as you are, calling you hon or honey. Just calling to see how you are honey. You'll be okay, hon.
I did ask him last week if I could have him for my third husband, but since he would be considered my husband's best friend, the offer was declined graciously. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
He's just such a cheerful guy and I don't think there are that many 45 year old men who call all women sweetheart, dear, honey, hon, etc. I know my DH does and some women mistake it for flirting. Both I think they both must have gotten it from their Fathers. I know my Father was very much like that. Thank-you, dear.
Anyway, it was an uplifting conversation with a dear friend hundreds of miles away. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 06/04/2004 - 10:55pm
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Cindy,
I definitely wasn't being snotty in my post. I just think that with all you have had to deal with on this particular rental property (freezing rooms during the winter, frozen water pipes, too many others for me to rememeber at the moment and now this smelly peanut oil making machine in front of your house. Well, if it were me, I would start looking for a new place right now.
Yes, I realize that no one call actually just pack up and move without having another place in mind. This is what I was suggesting though -- for you to start looking NOW and not wait until the last minute. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I just thought that it would help you finding a better location as many people tend to move after the school year is over.
Hey, if you were even comfortable enough to tell me where you wanted to move to, I'd even help you (via internet) find a new place.
I just thought that moving now would be better so you and the kids wouldn't have to interrupt your summer to do it.
Just a few sites below. Take care. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[url="http://www.relocatecanada.com/toronto/rentals.html"]http://www.relocatecanada.com/toronto/rentals.html[/url]
[url="http://canada.themovechannel.com/"]http://canada.themovechannel.com/[/url]
[url="http://www.escapeartist.com/canada/canada4.htm"]http://www.escapeartist.com/canada/canada4.htm[/url]

Posted on: Sat, 06/05/2004 - 12:59am
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You know what I think is utterly fantastic about you e-mom?
Not only can you offer heartfelt empathy and honest concern, but you offer it with [i]potential solutions[/i]. Something wonderful about that.
Something reminiscent about mustard seeds................

Posted on: Sat, 06/05/2004 - 11:18am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]You know what I think is utterly fantastic about you e-mom?
Not only can you offer heartfelt empathy and honest concern, but you offer it with [i]potential solutions[/i]. Something wonderful about that.
Something reminiscent about mustard seeds................[/b]
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img] MB, you know what I FIND fantastic--is that you noticed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Hey, I just try to help--that's me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Thank you, I really try to speak from the heart when I post. Even if it is something that someone doesn't want to hear. I think that a good friend is someone who will tell you the truth and a good friend is also someone who can appreciate the truth and not someone who is always agreeing with them. Does that make any sense? I just had several beers (went to a graduation party of neighbor's son). so excuse me if this sounds like gibberish!! LOL
Completely off topic (sorry), my ex-neighbor is dating a woman from the Toronto area. She was at this party. Nice woman. We discussed PA. I told her about me having some friends from Canada (including the Toronto area) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] and she then told me that she and her daughters have tried repeatedly to sing our national anthem--hehe LOL.
(continuing to be off topic) The one thing that I was wondering is that how can our 2 countries be so close (connecting) yet know absolutely nothing about each other?

Posted on: Sat, 06/05/2004 - 1:32pm
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Hi Cindy,
I'm glad you were uplifted by the phone call with your old friend. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] It is so important to have things like that to cheer us up.
Please do e-mail the other story. I will be waiting to hear from you.
Take care Hon,
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] Miriam (I know it's not the same from a chick, but I'm trying!) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 9:31am
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Well, Friday afternoon there were sightings of an aged hippie man in my town and he is just catching a bus in 3 minutes tonight, so I haven't been on the computer. Wonderful wonderful sightings. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
e-mom, I didn't think your post was snotty at all (the first one). Made sense to me. I think California Mom did make a good point in that even a home owner could be faced with the same problem if there is any commercial property nearby. But, I didn't read your post as being snotty at all.
I do appreciate the links you provided and I'll check them out later. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I've been doing web searches (previous to this week-end) trying to find some place any place to live. As I said in my previous post, I'm just really unsure as to where to hang my hat this time 'round.
However, had a week-end of what I believe was some clarification, although me being me and my life being my life, it may well be all blown out of the water by the time I go to bed tonight.
I definitely know that I need help or could use help with my search. I have e-mailed friends and family just saying hey, if you see any rentals in your area, please let me know.
Another PA.com member, no longer posting, a couple of months ago, actually went and took pictures of a home I wanted to rent in the part of my province she lives in. She was so gracious, caring, and compassionate, just as she was when posting here.
My biggest problem is the whole packing thing and that's why I did take the extension until the end of July month so that I have more time to pack. I am the worst procrastinator.
At this moment in time, and as I say, it may change before I go to bed tonight, but I think I'm leaving this town and going somewhere else. This town has not been kind (nothing but problems with the rentals) and I really have a strong need to go closer to "home".
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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