I'm not quite sure from one minute to the next how to feel about it. The Century 21 sign went up last Thursday and I was not happy to say the least. I didn't cry, like I did when the realtor left after the paperwork the previous Friday. But it made me sad and mad and depressed. Then on Saturday, Jeremy, the kids and I were up in Orleans hanging out and we went to see a house... I fell in love with it and wanted nothing more than to run back here, pack my things and be done with New Hampshire. Then today I got a call from my realtor who informed me she is showing my house TOMORROW!!!!! and I want to cry again. I'm excited to get the ball rolling on this house we looked at, but I really love this house. And I don't want anyone to let it get run back into the ground again. I, along with Jeremy and the rest of our family, have killed ourselves trying to get this house back to what it used to be....and no, I'm no where near done.... it's 100 years old, which is code for "it'll never be done"...... this house is old, big and awesome. But being able to walk outside your house during the day and pee in your yard with no one seeing you.........that's the kind of place I want to live. Not because I have a secret love of peeing outside... I just want to be that secluded. I just wish I could move the house up North with us.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
***I am seriously hoping this is untrue. If anyone finds info to debunk this, please send it my way***
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By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann 11.7.2009 Published on TheHill.com November 6, 2009
As the suicidal Democratic congressmen proceed to rubber-stamp the Obama healthcare reform despite the drubbing their party took in the ‘09 elections, the president trotted out the endorsements of the AMA and the AARP to stimulate support. But these — and the other endorsements — his package has received are all bought and paid for.
Here are the deals:
* The American Medical Association (AMA) was facing a 21 percent cut in physicians’ reimbursements under the current law. Obama promised to kill the cut if they backed his bill. The cuts are the fruit of a law requiring annual 5-6 percent reductions in doctor reimbursements for treating Medicare patients. Bravely, each year Congress has rolled the cuts over, suspending them but not repealing them. So each year, the accumulated cuts threaten doctors. By now, they have risen to 21 percent. With this blackmail leverage, Obama compelled the AMA to support his bill…or else!
* The AARP got a financial windfall in return for its support of the healthcare bill. Over the past decade, the AARP has morphed from an advocacy group to an insurance company (through its subsidiary company). It is one of the main suppliers of Medi-gap insurance, a high-cost, privately purchased coverage that picks up where Medicare leaves off. But President Bush-43 passed the Medicare Advantage program, which offered a subsidized, lower-cost alternative to Medi-gap. Under Medicare Advantage, the elderly get all the extra coverage they need plus coordinated, well-managed care, usually by the same physician. So more than 10 million seniors went with Medicare Advantage, cutting into AARP Medi-gap revenues.
* The drug industry backed ObamaCare and, in return, got a 10-year limit of $80 billion on cuts in prescription drug costs. (A drop in the bucket of their almost $3 trillion projected cost over the next decade.) They also got administration assurances that it will continue to bar lower-cost Canadian drugs from coming into the U.S. All it had to do was put its formidable advertising budget at the disposal of the administration.
* Insurance companies got access to 40 million potential new customers. But when the Senate Finance Committee lowered the fine that would be imposed on those who don’t buy insurance from $3,500 to $1,500, the insurance companies jumped ship and now oppose the bill, albeit for the worst of motives.
The only industry that refused to knuckle under was the medical device makers. They stood for principle and wouldn’t go along with Obama’s blackmail. So the Senate Finance Committee retaliated by imposing a tax on medical devices such as automated wheelchairs, pacemakers, arterial stents, prosthetic limbs, artificial knees and hips and other necessary accoutrements of healthcare.
So these endorsements are not freely given, but bought and paid for by an administration that is intent on passing its program at any cost.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This is just a really cute picture.... I never manage to get any photos of Jeremy on here...so here's a cute one...can't tell Taylor's his daughter
Today I went to Shriners Hospital for their Thank You brunch for people who helped during their "dark days of summer". It was really nice that they did that for everyone. Normally it seems when you help someone they turn around and ask for more when your done.... not SHC. They do everything in their power to let you know just how much anything and everything you do to help is very much appreciated. I had to hold back the tears (yes I'm a sally)during some of the speaches.... I just can't imagine what we'd do without SHC. They've done so much for Taylor and for our family I can never thank them enough.
This was my mission of sorts for the last few months. I was so shocked and happy we collected almost 10 gallons of tabs from June 1-August 1, I was doing everything I could to fill up this tote with tabs by the end of 2009....well we did it....in 3 months! There was about 21-22 gallons of tabs in the bucket and bags....can't really tell by my awful picture but...I know they're there.....and whoever has to pick them up out of the mail room tomorrow will know it too :) ~~Sorry LOSNA, next time I'll make sure they're in a box or something. ....And THANK YOU to everyone who helped with "Tabs for Taylor" and for filling this enormous tote!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
No jail time in Alton road death: Judge relents to wishes of victim's family
By Gail Ober
Thursday, November 5, 2009
LACONIA — The Alton man who killed one of his passengers in a drunken driving crash in September 2008 will not serve any time behind bars, despite his guilty plea, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday afternoon.
Ryan Sell, 27, of 33 School St., wept as he apologized to the family of Robert H. Richey of Florida who died when the sport utility vehicle he was driving missed a poorly marked corner and ran into a culvert on Avery Hill Road.
"To sentence Ryan to jail will cause more grief and tragedy," said Megan Quinn who spoke for the entire Richey family, many of whom were in court for the sentencing hearing in Belknap County Superior Court.
"We, the family deserve, to have something positive come from this. We need something positive," she said as she pleaded with Judge Kathleen McGuire to allow Sell to continue with community service, but not to put him in jail. "We can't bear to see another life lost to the shuffle of the system."
Belknap County Attorney James Carroll had asked for Sell to serve 12 months for the vehicular homicide and had agreed to suspend a two- to four-year prison sentence for aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Sell's attorney, Mark Sisti, told McGuire Sell takes complete responsibility for what he had done and has "from the day it happened."
"I don't think taking a chance on Ryan Sell is taking a chance," continued Sisti, who said Sell does not have a drinking problem and has never used drugs or gotten even a traffic ticket.
After silently reviewing her notes for a few minutes, McGuire told those in the courtroom she could not remember a time in her 20 years on the bench when she did not impose prison on someone convicted of negligent homicide — until this time — a statement that brought tears and hugs from both Sell's friends and family as well as Richey's.
McGuire said she was "most persuaded" by Sell's intent that night, which was clearly not to drive.
According to testimony, Sell had gotten a ride to one area club with his mother-in-law and had walked to a neighboring club to meet his wife. His intent was to walk home.
Instead, Sell's uncle, Brian Eagles of Alton, asked Sell to drive him and three of his friends home, one of whom was Richey.
"His judgment was impaired but when he drank, he did not intend to drive," said McGuire who also agreed to let both sides stipulate that Sell did not drink between the time he left the club and the accident.
McGuire said she also considered the rainy, foggy evening, testimony stating the sign at the intersection was misleading and that Sell was familiar with neither the road nor the car.
"The wishes of both families is also critical," she continued. "And, by all accounts, he has been a positive hard-working member of the community."
McGuire sentenced Sell to 12 months in jail, but suspended that portion of the sentence on condition of good behavior. She also sentenced him to two to four years on the aggravated drunken driving, all suspended. He will be on probation for two years and will have to undergo an alcohol evaluation at his own expense. Sell must further perform 200 hours of community service.
The Department of Motor Vehicles suspended Sell's license for four years. However, he can reapply for it in two years.
When asked if he was satisfied with the sentencing, Carroll said the judge imparts the sentence and he respects the sentence.
"There was no way I wasn't going to ask (for jail time) because I think deterrence is important," Carroll said. "It's my job, and I will continue to do it."
Monday, November 2, 2009
Wednesday was the Halloween party at FMELC, Thursday Ashtyn and her classmates went trick or treating through Walpole and of course Halloween was Saturday...the girls trick or treated 2 houses and then we went to Candy Land at a church down near my Dad's house.....the whole place was done up like the game but life sized. Ashtyn had a blast, Jeremy fell in love with Princess Frostine and Taylor was a bit freaked out by the crazy grown ups in costume everywhere around her, King Kandy's beard freaked her out the most...poor guy.
MISS PRINCESS, Ashtyn's other outfit.....complete with high heels and makeup.
She decided to wear the Giraffe trick or treating.....Thanks Aunt Kathy!
First trick or treat experience...skipping all the way to the door.