Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hello All. Somedays I just feel like I need to back on a Cruise Ship looking at a Sunset over water or looking at homes up on a mountain. ( California Homes & Sunsets) Today is just one of those kind of Days
Have a Great Day & What Do You Think?
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Hello All, Well here's the story so far. This is my season the yard sale, garage sale season. This is where I go hunting for my holiday gifts that I give and for my other reasons. I have found a few liars in the bunch of yard sale holders and this is what I mean by liars.
When I read a yard sale post they will state that they will have 5-8 families on the block doing yard sales. When I get there they have only 1
In some advertisement for yard sale/garage sales they will say I have this and that to sell. I will drive 25 miles for that certain items and when I get there they don't even have the item they were advertising . When I ask about it they play dumb like they don't know what I am talking about. Liars
Then you get to other yard sale holders and you see that they stated they have the good stuff that they are selling and it' really cheap junk.
Here's another one you get to a yard sale and they have some good stuff your want to buy. The yardsaler has priced their stuff at retail prices not yard sale prices. Some people really do think they have gold at their yard sales.
Why tell all these lies to make people drive so far to look at your junk? Or overprice so junks so that people don't want to buy it.
If your doing a yard sale be truthful and don't waste people's time and money getting to your sale and you have nothing of value to offer or your overpriced. Gas and time both cost $$.
So what do you think?
Monday, June 4, 2018
Hello all well here's the story for the week. Yes that's me in the picture I had a yardsale yesterday. The weather was nice here but yesterday it was cold felt like 50 degrees. I will admit Sunday was not a day to do yard sales. I made a big...…. $21 dollars for the whole day. Most of the stuff that did not sell will be donated to charity.
I see that yard sales even the ones I go to don't have a lot of people like they use to. I guess people don't have the money like they use to or they don't need the stuff that people are selling. Including me.
Today is the first Monday in June and I am now 4 days behind my $1 challenge. I have not made any money yet and right now I am not a happy camper. My yard sale money doesn't count that's was earmark for something else. So I have to try and find jobs or coupons to make me $30 dollars this month. Got any suggestions?
I need my money I did a mystery shop last month and got my check today in the wrong darn name. The mystery shopping company made the check out in my email name not my real name. I was pissed. Now I have to call the company so that they can reissue me my check in the correct name. If they think I am going to let them have my $15 they are mistaken.
Well that's my story so far what do you think?
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Hello all where is my story for today. But first Happy Memorial Day to all of you. Have a safe and happy one. Now on to my story.
I get my American express statement yesterday and I scan it to see what I have on it. Why am I seeing a $59 dollar charge for Caesars Hotel for a no show on May 17-18.
I called Caesars and told them that I had canceled that reservation and made a new date to come down. I gave the women my canceled reservation code and she told me that was an old code. I could not get made because this women was so nice. I told her I cancelled this reservation for the date the company was charging me for. She told me that she would put in the system for the manager to listen to the tape of me cancelling my reservation on the phone and if they screwed up which they did. They would refund my money. This I have to wait for 2 days to get a call back from A manager at Caesars Hotel since this is the holiday weekend. This year Caesars hotel has been trying my patience. I think for the future I will be going to Tropicana in A.C. They treat me better
After all of this what I am saying is always check out your statements because you never know who's trying to get some money out of you falsely.
That's my story what do you think?
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Hello All . Sometimes you just need a good Sunday Book Review and here it is
So what do you think?
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Hello Everyone, Here's the story for this week. Mattress problems. I have been sleeping on a mattress for the last 10 years that was about 20 years old( that's another long story) but I decided it was time to get a new one. My body was telling me that because my back, side and legs were always hurting when I woke up. The old mattress had to go. I went to about 6 different stores and the mattress ran from $2600-1300. I tool the $1300 mattress set but the problem was......
The Mattress King store was a small store who had great prices but it was in New Jersey. And 3 hours from where I lived. The delivery charge was going to be around $150 dollars. Which with all that I was getting mattress, sheets, box spring, mattress covers, etc it would be ok until.....
I happen to go in to another mattress store closer to me and I was looking at a mattress that I liked but it was to expensive. When the sales women showed us all she had. We decided to walk because the mattress we wanted was $1900 not including delivery, taxes etc. Our deciding to walk was the best deal because she matched what the deal was in Jersey that we were getting plus to be honest the mattress store that we purchased from was $75 less then the New Jersey store. We still got all the bells and whistles for less then what we originally was going to pay. It's pays to shop around and walk out of a store if you had to . So you could save some $$.
So that's my story what do you think?
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
This would never happen to me. Because if It did I am in there. Stuffing twenty's dollar bills in places I can not mention with my face covered. ( LOL). What do you think?
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Hello Everybody, well here's my story so far. Yesterday I was sitting home watch some judge program when I hear out my window the sounds of a leaf blower. I just knew it was to early for my Gardner to come because it's only April 23 and it's the end of the month. He usually starts on the first of the month. Anyway my doorbell rings and sure enough it's the Gardner saying that I owe him $200 for Spring yard clean up? You know I looked at him like he was crazy. I told him what did you do for $200 bucks? I said did you do this, that. this. and also that and that. He told me yes. You know he lied. When I checked after he left he did not do half of the things that I wanted done. My conclusion is that his A** is fired and I will be keeping my money in my pocket and going back to doing my own yard work.
My doctor called. I hate when he calls me after I get test done with news I need more test done. This is the scary part for me because my mind always goes to the serious stuff medical stuff . Like I don't have enough wrong with me already. The only thing I can say is thank god for insurance because without that I would be screwed!
well that's about it so far What do you think?
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Hello all here's my story for the week. I am in love with a place not a person. I love Vegas and I am looking to move there in the near future. Like 3 years from now. I have a lot of clean up I have to do to get my house in order before I move. But I have been looking at apartments online. I am also thinking about getting a condo there. I'm in the research stages right now. I know one thing I have to get the Heck out of New York, It's to expensive and the money that I have saved over the years will not last me long if I live in New York during my major retirement years.
Repairs are for the birds I ran all over town yesterday trying to find a place to repair my DVD Recorder. Since I try and record all of my TV shows on it because it's cheaper then getting cable. But I had no luck. Most of the places I went to like best buy and other electronic repair places keep telling me to buy a new one or they can fix it for $500 bucks. Really?? The system did not cost me $500 so why would I repair it for that much! On top of that they do not make this system anymore so where could I possible buy a new one at??? Everyone is pushing cable thanks but no thanks. I will think of a way to get this thing repaired or I will just miss my TV shows that's all
Summer is coming I know it. New York has been pretty cold for spring but summer is coming and with that instead of me going to yard sales I will be doing a few. Need to clear out a whole lot of stuff. Will keep you posted.
So what do you think?
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Hello All well here's the story for the week. I am trying to get my life and my mess in order. I am dumping all my unnecessary stuff and selling the rest. I need the money to go on my Hawaii cruise next year and I want to live a minimalist lifestyle. So out the junk goes and believe me I have a lot of stuff to get rid of. Want some of it?
My taxes were ok this year I just knew my favorite uncle , Uncle Sam was going to bless me with a nice refund. Instead I had to pay the fed $1000 and the state gave me $300. So I am out $700 from my personal pocket. What kind of Uncle is that to take $700 from a non- working person. A bad one that's what.
My Challenges the coupons one is not going to well and the dollar a day is not bad. I made so far about $38 on the dollar a day challenges. The coupon one about $7 I saved for the month of April so far.
Life in general is good it's getting warm out so it's time to hit the street and start my walking. God I need to put down the cake and start thinking about my weight. I want to look good for my cruise next year. Suppose to be going to Atlantic City this week will tell you how it went later on. Hope to win some money. Lord know I could use it. So that's my story What do you think?
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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Hello All, One of my favorite things to do is to watch how much people will spend on foolish things like this over the top burger. This burger is way more then the price of a burger king or even a Five Guys Burger. Crazy People with Their Crazy Spending Love it!
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Hello All here's my story for the week. I am on a mattress hunt. I need a new one because the one that I am sleeping on is pretty old. But the part I want to tell you is that when did mattress get so darn expensive. Here what I am talking about
First Stop Sleepy's Mattress store found a queen size mattress, box spring, pillows, mattress covers, free delivers and removal of old mattress, sheets and bed frame all for $1800 tax not included in the price
Second Stop P.C. Richard they were having a mattress sales, Serta queens size mattress, box spring, frame, pillow, mattress protector, free deliver and removal all for $ 1998.
Third Stop Raymore & Flannigan Serta Queen size mattress, box spring, frame and free delivery but if I have them bring me a headboard it would cost me $65 for delivery. Even though the mattress and the rest of the stuff is free delivery. Cost would be $2500.
When did getting a comfortable bed get so expensive? And now a days you have to fight with the salespeople for free stuff for the price that they want which is about $1800 on average.
Needless to say I am still looking for a good Serta mattress cheap. Any suggestions?
So what do you think?
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Friday, March 23, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Hello All well here's my story so far. I am not even suppose to be talking to you today. What I am suppose to be doing is gambling and drinking my butt off in Atlantic City. I had to cancelled my mini trip because of the big snow storm that New York was suppose to have on Tuesday. What we got in New York was light snow and rain . Some Snowstorm! . Now A.C will not see me until April. The real reason I go is because my mother lives down there and I kill two birds with one stone I visit her and gamble a little all for the price of getting there which cost me about $60 bucks including gas and tolls on the bridges.
My D**N mechanic ain't worth his weight in beans. This is what happen we have a car that has cost us about $3000 in repairs. Yes I know we need to sell it and we will , But we gave the car to our mechanic because he needed to fix a problem with the car that he made. Our Mechanic or shall I say Ex-mechanic keeps our car for 4 months setting in his shop. Then he had the nerve to return it to us stating that he could not fix it. When he said that I wanted to strangle him. Why did you keep my car so long if you knew you could not fix it in the first place? I could have had someone else look at it in the time that your lazy A** kept it.
Other then that I am trying to liquidate all of my doll collection and toys that we bought as collectors. Know anybody who likes Vintage Babies, Marvel legends & Hot Wheels?
Well that's my story what do you think?
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Monday, March 5, 2018
Hello All, I have been watching these video about people living in their vans full-time and working to travel. I think I could do this for about a mouth or two but realistically I need to stay in one place. I could defiantly live in a tiny house somewhere. What do you think about Van living?
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Hello All Happy March 1th. Well here's the story So far. I am in Love! Yes I said it I am in love with a guy that I saw on YouTube. Well not the guy but his lifestyle. He travels the county doing seasonal work and he's a minimalist .I would love to be like that to travel, work seasonal jobs and save money. He also has a great voice.
Next The Challenges for January Dollar A Day, Coupon Challenge and Coin Challenge was Good, Bad and down right Ugly. The Good The Dollar A Day Challenge I made $108 for the month of January. The Not To Bad Was The Coin Challenge I save $50 bucks in coins for February.
The Ugly The coupon Challenge was zero. I could not find coupons to used so that I could save $$.
Next Thing was that I was feigning for a trip this year. I think I got cruise fever. So I looked on line and find an Ok deal when it came to a Thanksgiving Cruise out of New York. For two people it will cost me about $4500. But it's for 14 days and we will be getting $240 back in onboard credit, specialty dinning, free internet, free cruise phone usage( whatever that is) $100 per port tour credit. We can use this to go sight seining almost free. The person that we spoke to when booking this cruise was very helpful and she really pointed out ways for us to save $$.
It's Over The chocolate 28 day challenge is over. I did not have one piece of chocolate for the month of February and I am proud of myself. Let's see what I can get rid of for March. I am thinking bread.
That's my story what do you think?
Monday, February 26, 2018
My question is when did the movies became so expensive? I remember movies use to cost me 75 cents when I was growing up then it went to $3. Last time I went to the movies it cost me $8 not $18. That is why I will wait until this movie comes out in the library on DVD. I get to see this movie for free. I will spend the $18 might be less that people spend just to see it in the theater on dinner and a movie junk food. That way I can watch this movie in the comfort of my own home and I can pause it because I go to the bathroom a lot.
That's about it for me for this past week. Told you it would be short and sweet. So what do you think?
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Hello All well here's the story for the week. First Happy Presidents Day. Now on to what's going on. First I am happy to say after 2 months of collecting coins. I managed to save $50 bucks worth. Which I wrapped today because I am to cheap to use the Constar machines at the grocery store. They charge to much just to count your coins. I can save the money and do it myself. This money will be going in my Kellogg's stock. You know the stock that I try and put $25 dollars in to once a month. I collect my coins and invest them when I get $25 dollars of course.
Also today I got a call from my dentist. I love my dentist been with her for 15 years she's just that good. And to be truthful I hate going to the dentist but with my dentist the trips and procedures are not so bad. Anyway I get a call from the dentist telling me that my insurance did not go through and they even called my insurance company for me. They told my dentist that my birth date was incorrect on the insurance form...... But you have been paying my dentist for the last 3 years that I have been using this insurance company so now you tell me I have a birth date problem?
When I personally called the insurance company they told me that yes my birth date is wrong but they could not tell me how wrong it was. I would have to call my employer since I am on a group policy so my employer can correct my birth date on there end. Thank god they gave my dentist the ok to do my teeth this week even with the birth date problem.
I hate dealing with insurance companies they will screw you if you let them.
Oh well that's been my week quite and frustrating. What do you think?
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Hello All Well here's my story so far. It's Hard. I am on a no chocolate eating for the month of February it's a short month so I figure I can do this. Wrong you just don't know how much you crave stuff until you stop eating it. I need my chocolate but I am fighting the good fight so far.
They took my money- I looked on my credit card bill and I saw that my door man charged me the $500 that I owed him. I thought since his men where here doing the last adjustments on my doors and windows that I ordered. When they left they forgot to ask me for the $500 I owed them So I figured that it was a wash since I had already paid them most of the money for my windows and doors anyway. Not the case they took the last $500 I owed them off of my credit card. Well darn you think they could have called me first to tell me without me having to find it out by looking at my credit card statement.
Making Money it's going well for me I managed to get about $90 in mystery shopping for my challenges and $75 in my online stores for the month of February. This is turning out to be a good month for me when it comes to my challenges . You know the $1 a day one.
Water Bill- I just got my water bill for the month of January.For 3 months the bill was $103.15 this bill belongs to my rental that I have but darn that's a lot of money for plain water for 3 months. It did go down last time I paid the bill it was $230. Thank god my tenant is paying because if I had to pay for this out of my own pocket I would trying to use water like twice a week at most. I remember when my water bill was just $78 dollars every 3 months back in the day.
Well that's my story what do you think?
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
This is gona be such a cute movie, Will be seeing it!
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Hello all well here's my story so far. I went to the mall yesterday and I saw where the Girl Scouts had set up a table selling cookies. I love my thin mints so I picked up a box. It was mighty light. Felt like it had about 6 cookies in it. When the women told me $4 I almost gave her back the box of cookies. Is it me or is $4 kinda expensive for a small box of cookies?
I am happy this week because I am finally working my butt off when it comes to mystery shopping. I was able to get 8 shops this week. Which will give me about $100 for the month. Which you think might be small but for me that's pretty good because remember I am not working so every little bit helps. Besides this money helps me with my dollar a day challenge, Yes I am still doing that.
Surprised bills. Yes I get them from time to time. I got a bill yesterday from my eye doctor who I had seen in Nov 2017. The bill was only $25 dollars thank god . That was just the portion that my medical insurance didn't pick up . Thank God for medical insurance.
Well that's my story so far what do you think?
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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Hello All, Well here's the story for this week. First I had the nerve to go into an Entenmann's discount bakery place. You know the place where they sell all the breads and bakery products that were damaged in production but still good at a cheap price. I usually go there to get my english muffins and bagels since you can get 3 for $4. Which is way cheaper then my supermarket. My partner went crazy yesterday when he pointed out that they had a sale of buy 8 cakes, cookies , donuts or mix for $8 that's $1 dollar each compared to $6 in the store. So what they might be damaged in a small way they still taste good going down and they are fresh.
So I gave in and purchased 8 boxes of bakery products and my 3 packages of bread all for $12. Did I mention I was a sweets junkie.
Worries , do you worry about not having enough money to retire, enjoy your life, not enough money for medical expenses etc. I worry all the time. Mostly about having enough money to live my life. when my partners is no longer in the picture. I have to figure out a way to live. Since we live on his pension & social security checks. I am to young to collect on my pension and social security right now. So I have to find a way to live on the money we have saved if something were ever to happen to him. I am covered up to 3 years on his medical insurance after that I have to get a job to keep my medical insurance from his company. I don't see how housewives use to do it depend on someone else for their livelihood. I have depended on someone for 4 years now and it's killing me. Since I am use to making my own money and doing my own thing. So yes I worry and eat a lot of cake.
So that's my story what do you think?
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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Hello All, Well here's the story for the week. First I had a plumber come in to fix my radiator. Yes in my home I still have the old fashion one. It's cast iron to. Well he came in to fix it because it was making funny sounds. After he fixed it the bill is what made me scream. It cost me $250 just for him to come and put a small piece on the radiator. I could have purchased that piece anywhere and much cheaper then $250. I even asked the plumber would he take $200 and he said no. So I had to cough up the $250 and I was mad about it. Plumbers are expensive.
Home Depot is hiring. I was in Home Depot yesterday and I saw this sign. I picked up a flier for their hiring information and went on line to apply for a part-time job. After I did some research on what it was like to work there from fellow employees. I also saw how much they pay their part-times anywhere from $10.87-11.04 an hour. Depending on what position you have. I said I will pass. Why because most of the past part-time employees who use to work for Home Depot stated that you will only get between 16-20 hours a week. If I work 16 hours a week at $10.72 an hour my check would be $171.52 a week minus gas and lunch money, let's not forget good old uncle Sam. I would probably see about $80-90 a week if I am lucky.
I decided that it might not be worth it to stand on my feet all day and deal with rude and sometimes nasty customer and management. I did that before Hey I was a Case Worker for Welfare. Need I say more. I now just have to figure out how to make my $80 dollars a week. Hey I would take $100 a months as long as I am making money.
Well that's my story what do you think?
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Hello All here's the story so far. Well I was suppose to go on a cruise in September to Quebec and a couple of other Canadian places. But NCL contacted me and said that the cruise was cancelled. They did give me a choice that I could use the deposit of $100 toward another cruise or I could get a refund. I got the refund. NCL was also giving you a $25 on board credit for your troubles. But that was being cheap only $25 on board credit why not $100. At least with $100 you could afford something on their overpriced ships.
I decided that maybe it was the best that we did not vacation this year. Our home needs works. I mean it needs a lot of repairs. I need my bathroom redone, new carpeting, new radiators and a bunch of other things. I also wanted to sell my car and just get my house and life in order.
So to do all of that it will take time. Beside that I could use my $100 deposit back to put toward my 2019 cruise to Hawaii.
So far for the first 2 weeks of 2018 it was not to good for me money wise. I did not make any so now I owe myself $14 toward the dollar a day challenge. Finding coupons has also been hard. In New York there just aren't any good coupons. So that's my story what do you think?
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Hello All, well here's my story for the first full week of 2018. I am bummed out here are the reasons why.
My $1 a day challenge is not going so well. I made no money this week. But I did have a few no spend money days since it was to cold to go outside. But this is not the challenge that I was going for.
I tried doing surveys that state they will pay you to answer these questions. Yes you get paid like 2-4weeks from the day you complete the survey. By that time I won't even remember what I did let alone how much I did it for. So surveys in my book Suck!
Mystery Shopping seems to have dried up for the winter. The shops that I was counting on to do for the winter months are missing in actions. The shops boards of some of the companies I mystery shop board have nothing that I can do. So I am out getting money from that source for a while.
If you have not heard let me be the first to tell you I did not win Powerball or Mega Millions. I just knew I would be the winner of all those millions. So you know I am really bummed out about that.
My diet plan fell through. I am a serious sweets junkies. I see that now and I will have to fight with myself to stop my addiction to junk food and lose weight. I am so upset with myself. I never realized how serious my addiction to junk food was until now.
What do you think?
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Hello All well here's my snow story for today. Remember when I told you that I ran around getting bags of ice melt because of this snow storm. Well I got 2 bags and I paid about $40 bucks for the two. When the storm hit it gave New York a lot of heavy wind and snow. That's was ok because I was ready for it until...... My Gardner rang my bell today saying that he would shovel my snow and do my driveway and salt all for $100. I told him I will pass then he said $80 I said no thanks I will do it myself. Then he said I will do it for $75. I said Deal!!!
The reason I spend so much is number one he did a damn good job and I threw in extra stuff for him to do like clean the snow off all of my cars( I have 3) and dig my frozen garbage cans out. Which he did. He had a big snow removal machine plus 3 men with him. He did my house in less then 15 minutes. It would have taken me about 2 hours plus to do what he did in 15 minutes.Plus it's about 10 degrees outside with the wind blowing 50 miles per hour. So yes it was expensive but it was worth it for me not and possible get sick from it.
So far the start of the year has cost me more money then I wanted to spend but hopefully the pay offs will be worth all that I am spending this year. So what do you think?
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Monday, January 1, 2018
Hello all , Ok here's the story for the holidays. The week between Christmas and New Year's my hot water started acting funny. I mean I didn't have any. I called the company I deal with Petro because I have a contract with them to service my heating unit. Which might I add it's a brand new system that I spend several thousand dollars for. Anyway the hot water is out I called a guy from the company to come fix it. He comes and states that I need a new heating coil which is not under the contract that I paid extra for. The coil will cost $300 but I have a $250 credit. So I called the company to see if they would eat the extra $50 since this is a new machine and breakdowns should not be happing so soon. You know I am still waiting for a call back from the company. Happy Holidays to me the ending of and old year 2017 started with me paying money for a part that's not even under contract Darn!!!
For the first day of the New Year it was quite I got rid of a lot of stuff by ripping up and shredding all my old papers and credit cards. I cleaned house now I am ready to start the New Year right. I am looking for ways that I can earn money on and off line. I have a vacation I need to fund.
Besides all of that I hope that you and your family have a Safe and Happy 2018.
So what do you think?
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