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    Imperial Hybrid (7)
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    Hey Sweetie ! I just got your message from like a month ago. Yeppers, been dealing with health issues. After all the B/P , thryoid crap ...I have residule "dizziness" ... actually its more like motion senstions ..like elevator or escaltor movement....or boat moving, call rolling...Its a senstion. anyway ...it its crazy. makes me afaird to drive. etc. I don't have it all the time, but I never know when its going to start and why it comes on. blah. Lots to catch up on here I see....and I will try to be more frequent. You should have emailed me direct...you still have it don't you? What are you up too We will touch base more soon. :)

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    Typical Ghoul Next Door
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    Long time not see!

    I'm so sorry for your family's loss - that is wonderful at least that you had such a close relationship with your MIL and I'm sure she cared about you very much.

    WOW about the job sitch! That's good that the nasty boss is mostly gone and soon to be completely gone. I know how hard it is to work with difficult people and it SUCKS.

    I ended up getting the flu during Halloween and did a half-arsed job setting up since I was running a fever and needed to get away from exposing all the TOTS. At least I've got lots of props that got very little exposure last year. ;)

    Glad to see you back here!! :)

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    Hey AZ it is sooooooooo good to hear from you!!!!! I was worried!!!
    Things are going pretty good for me. My party/haunted trail was last saturday and it was a hit!!! I had 80 signatures on the guest book and I know some missed!!! I did not get my trail opened to the public this year, but next year is a go, things are in motion already,lol!!!
    I'm sorry to hear about your boss being wicked, ugh!!!! Sound like he/she needs a swift kick in the a$$, ha ha!!!!
    Well keep in touch!!! Have a great halloween yourself, and scare lots of those TOT's ;)

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    Typical Ghoul Next Door
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    So sorry things are weird with your work... hope they improve soon!
    Glad to see you pop in, tho. :)
    Happy day before HALLOWEEN! :D

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    Hey Az I was just checking in on ya and saw the reply!! That is too bad that you had a falling out. You are right the potential is there!!! I really need to start doing some checking also. At our local haunted trail they were charging 12.00 a person and it was horrible I know I could better than what they had, although they are closer to a big city, but I am kind of in the middle between small towns and not too far away from the big city. My hubby and me were doing the math in our heads and we thought they would of had to brought in at least 20,000 to 30,000 just that night, yikes!!! Well keep me posted on what you decide!!! I am going to do some checking on my trail see ya

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    I just wrote a long rambling reply and finally deleted it. Though cathartic, I'm sure more than you want to read. Suffice it to say that my "friend" from the Lions (of which I am not a member) and I have had a falling out. I don't know what it is about or why, since she won't tell me. Frankly, I don't think any of them have the creativity nor will invest the time it takes to make it successful. I think the volunteers at the historical site would commit more time.the location is better.
    I keep thinking there is a way to do it for profit. When I originally figured it, I thought it would take far too much money to be feasible, but a lot of these places are using volunteers for their labor. That was the biggest expense I had figured... minimum wage here is something like 7.75 and taxes etc. I was looking at around 150 people.
    Now I'm thinking it could be done for around $30,000, including rent , insurance, supplies, etc. I have a person I think would invest that... but I'm not sure. To pull off something like that would take a major commitment of time, and I work full time. It has potential to make LOTS of money. The local places get between 30 and 40,000 people. I figured at worst, with what they charge, they gross around $200,000, best figures are over 1 million. BUT I have a family, and insurance with my job. So, I'm being a chicken. With the economy, I'm not sure I want to risk it. Yet, the potential is so great. :sigh: Well, you got a long answer anyway... not as long as the one I deleted LOL and hopefully not too boring.
    It's been raining here nonstop. A little over an inch since yesterday. Might go to Fresno and meet up with DD to see the movie Lycan. Not sure I want to go out and about. type at you soon.

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    Hey AZ I am good, now I got busy,lol. Yikes do I ever know about being under the gun!! I am going to throw a big party once I get this inventory system done. I haven't signed up for the group project, I really should, right now I am pressed for time, but I'm sure everyone is.
    So far we have had a mild winter, it was 60's yesterday, but today guess what it is snowing, yuck!! The Historical site sound amazing have you found any groups yet? Why are the Lions thinking about not holding it again?? It sounded like it was pretty sucessful. Well I got to run pick up the kids, ttyl

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    Hey AZ!! How are you?? All ready for the big Holiday?? I finally got started, some gifts bought and the tree is up yeah!! There is hope for me yet. Have a great day

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    Imperial Hybrid (7)
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    Just want to let everyone know I am not ignoring you or the forum. Been busy with house hunting and buying house for my daughter. We close tomorrow. Its a long story....lol ! to which there isn't enough memory on the forum to allow me to tell. But all is good here.
    Except for this RED HOLIDAY in my way. LOL. ah, Halloween almost put away. Tree up and has lights. No ornaments yet....and was wondering if I could get away with not putting them on... But I HAVE GRANDBABIES this year ( they will being living roughly 1 mile away) So I will have to put up ornaments. Darn. Anyway looking forward to joining in the prop build on this forum. Happy Holidays to all , in case I fail to do that as the date gets closer.
    AZ - oh my friend, there is so much I want to catch up on with you . Alas I do not have the time. But I do miss our chats and your how tos I should email you ...and perhaps I will. Hugs sharron
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