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Close Call, etc.

November 1st, 2013 at 01:32 pm

My brother works at LAX, but today he was in downtown LA when the shooting took place. He said that he parks in the same lot where the gunman came from. His co-workers were all sent home. I am so glad that he is safe.

Today is my Friday off, and I seem to have a set routine -- take DD to school, laundry, boot camp, and then more laundry. I also stopped by a local women's shelter with a donation of clothing, books, etc. Turns out that they can use those reproducing white grocery bags, so I will definitely stop by and bring them lots. I will also stop by our local library bookstore with a donation of magazines and books as a start to my bike ride.

I am (still) going through boxes of stuff and am finding many, many things that I forgot I ever had (and probably will not miss). Books are my weakness and I need to read and pass them on. But that can be tough because I always figure that I will read the same book time and time again. sigh.......

Halloween was a pleasant surprise. We had lots of neighborhood kids, and got rid of almost all of the candy! I will take the surplus to work on Monday -- the guys will gobble them up. I will make sure that these go into the other trailer. This way I would have to make a conscious effort to eat them myself. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

6 Responses to “Close Call, etc.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear your brother is safe.

  2. Buendia Says:

    Yikes! Also glad to hear your brother is safe!

  3. Wino Says:

    What do they do with those bags?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad your brother is safe. Our world is crazy!

  5. SavingBucks Says:

    The shelter's thrift shop uses the bags for customer merchandise. I get plastic bags for free where I shop (I use cloth bags whenever possible). However, a lot of the customers as well as the volunteers live in an adjacent city which has banned plastic bags. As a result, I will be quite happy to pass them on!

  6. Looking Forward Says:


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