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  • 08/21/2002
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Hey everyone!

I’ve been lurking the last week or so, since I’ve not had too much to report or comment on. Since I’m thoroughly addicted to this place now, I can’t help getting online almost everyday just to see how everyone is doing.

My feelings go out to all of you who are so far away from the fires and your SO’s, it is so frustrating when decisions have to be made and your guy/girl is not there. Normally I’d be in the same situation (and have been fairly recently), but life saw fit to throw me a curve and I thought I’d share it with you – maybe it will give some of you a laugh!

Just when I was finally coming to grips with this 14 days on/2 off thing, and taking everyone’s advice to get myself busy and preoccupied, guess who shows up? That’s right. My SO. Totally unannounced! Calls and says he’ll be home in about 15 minutes. Now generally this wouldn’t be a problem, but I had decided that I would start a project when he left (a surprise gift for him) to keep myself busy. I’d been working on it non-stop since he’d left, so the house was a total zone. And the surprise was sitting right out in the middle of the mess, too big to hide! So… long story short, he saw his surprise before it was done and then gave me s_ _ _, for the house being in the condition it was! Oh well…What can I say? I’m just a slob at heart!

It was pretty funny to see me doing the mad dash around the house to get things picked up before he made it home! I think I threw a bunch of clean clothes in the hamper along with the dirty ones, I’m not sure. Those fifteen minutes were kind of a blur!

On the up side it was great to have that empty spot in the bed filled even if it was for just one night.

Got to go for now! As my friend from Scotland always says…Keep your pecker up! (that’s Scottish slang for Keep a stiff upper lip). It used to crack me up when he’d say this to me!

Heli Groupie

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