I think introductions are in order

@celticeagle (119865)
Boise, Idaho
August 5, 2015 10:38am CST
I became a member about seven years ago. I had to find other sites where I could make extra money so I left this one behind when it quit paying us for the work we did here. I reached pay out several times. Enjoy many discussions. I recall a lot of characters I met here. Sort of kept up with them some on Facebook. I thought it might be nice to introduce ourselves. I am retired and disabled due to severe depression and panic attacks. I live with my daughter and grandson. He has ODD and my daughter has a slight learning disability and is bi-polar. She asked me to live here with her and help her to raise her son. It has it's moments believe me. But family comes first and I will do whatever I can to help her raise him. He is a handful. He has been pretty good lately. I was pleasantly surprised that the summer went as well as it did. I love to write. Have been doing it since I learned to put letters together to make words. No special training. My BFF introduced me to Sci-fi(Andre Norton and Edgar Rice Burroughs) but I like most genres. I have published many articles online on E-how, Helium, here, several others including Bubblews. I write some freelance now but not consistently. I have written some short stories but haven't tried to publish them. How about you? Are you just doing this for some extra money or do you love to write too?
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@PhredWreck (6051)
5 Aug 15
Hello, veteran mylottian. Things have changed a bit on this end, living in a 4 bedroom house now that belongs to my Dad...just me and 2 cats (they run the place, really). Was diagnosed with diabetes and an extremely high a1c (13.7 then) but have got it to a high 5 now. Oh geez...had a stroke three months ago that left m in the hospital for 5 days and then in a care home for about a week until I was able to get around by myself again. That was a bit scary for a few days, couldn't walk...and no warning, just dropped me at work one morning. I don't really consider myself a writer...I like to communicate, and tell the occasional story, maybe a bit of pose and poetry, but it's all just communication to me. Still at the same job I've had for 8 years now, it'll take a bit to make me leave it while I can still work. The money...well, I'm not doing it for 'extra', in fact I would have been posting here constantly except everyone had left, and I don't deal with spam well, so while I made a few discussions, it was nothing like I used to do...but that is changing again now.
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@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Aug 15
Sorry you had so many health problems. I hope all that is turning around for you. As far as I'm concerned, writing is all about communication. Those who consider themselves authors just are communicating in a different style. I started by writing long letters to special friends and pen pals. I never had much to say in my youth that I thought would be of general interest. I would have made a good "Dear Abby," since I liked to encourage people and help them get through rough places in their lives. Squidoo started me on the path to writing for a more general audience. By the time I joined Squidoo I was over fifty and had accumulated enough life experience to have something to say.
@bunnybon7 (37417)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 15
i didn't even know it had changed here till Lamb brought me back. thanks to you (formerly Lamb) i am back also
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Well, hope to see you around here a lot. Always enjoyed your input and humor. Sorry to hear about your diabetes. I am pre- myself. Just keep getting by. Doc did say, however, that if I get three 22 or higher I am termed diabetic.
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@phoonk (344)
• India
6 Aug 15
Hello, I am new here. I love to write and also need to earn a little money. I also have a blog page on wordpress. Lots of good wishes to your family.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 15
Welcome to the Lot Abhni.........
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Thank you, Abhni. Nice to have you aboard. Hope you enjoy your interactions here.
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@phoonk (344)
• India
6 Aug 15
@sparkofinsanity Thank you :)
• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Aug 15
Thanks for the re-intro sweets. But you realize you are now responsible for also re-activating one of my addictions? lol
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Oh, good. Love to turn friends back onto their addictions. Heehee
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 15
@celticeagle Love you too sweets!
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
@sparkofinsanity I think we're on the love train. Hehe
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@Dawwriter (248)
• Pakistan
6 Aug 15
Hi, I am Dawnwriter (I was Justascribbler on Bubblews). I can see many familiar faces here . I just joined a couple of days ago and still finding my feet but the site looks good and the fact that there are so many familiar people here makes me very happy. I love to write too and I love reading what other people have to say. Have a great day.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Great to have all the old folks back again. This is a real nice site. I recall we had a few problem folk but they all quickly recconded with.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Hi, celticeagle, I used to love myLot and then the format changed, so it wasn't just about the little bit of money they used to pay, although that did make it more fun. I was married 40 years to the same wonderful guy who passed about 5 years ago, and when he was with us still he got a kick out of myLot stories that I shared and also if something newsworthy happened to us or if I took a photo, he would often ask if I remembered to share that on myLot. I don't know how active I will be able to be on here now that it is back, but before it was really addictive and probably will be again!
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Yes, it is very addictive. Hope to see you around a lot. Sorry to hear of your husband. He sounds like he was a good one to be sure.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Aug 15
Rosekitty here or brownie Lady...Lost my store almost 2 years ago to a New landlord who bought the building and wanted to put in a bar after i had been there for 23 years it sure did a number on me, almost like losing a loved one..took me along time before i could drive in that direction after doing it so many years..My kids told me to retire but i will just turn 64 in a few weeks so knew i'd lose money but had no choice but to do it..Now i stay home, play with my grands and read..so glad the old gang is here to communicate with!!
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
So sorry to hear of your business loss. Much have been devastating for you. I hope to see you a lot on here.
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
5 Aug 15
Good to see you back here. I also love writing, and in the last two years I've got to the stage where I am actually earning a living from it. I run a website, write for some English speaking expat sites and magazines in Spain, and also ghost write non-fiction books for an American publisher, as well as editing work. Not enough hours in the day for my writing work these days. I'm back in here to catch up with former myLot friends and relax for a while each day.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
So you have experienced the ins and outs of publishing. Great! I may have to pick your brain at some point. We are a great group of people, aren't we? Hope you enjoy your experiences here.
@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Aug 15
I love to write. Like you, I've been doing it as long as I can remember. Except for my husband and a brother who lives far away, I have no family left. I've been married for 51 years. I am an avid reader and can't seem to stop reading when I get on a book binge.
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@bunnybon7 (37417)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 15
i never really wrote that memoirs book i always wanted either but now just write here and online. i used to write prisoners for a long time in my youth
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Hi bagarad. Glad to see you. Married 51 years to the same man? You should receive sainthood or something. LOL I have married 4 times for a total of about 25 years.
@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Aug 15
@celticeagle I think that would be much harder -- getting used to four different husbands. I'm pretty fond of the one I have. I think I'll keep him as long as possible.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Sep 15
My life has been boring, so nothing really to tell, except I am divorced for eight years. It hasn't always been easy living alone, especially when things need fixing around here. I can't afford to hire anyone, as that costs to much. I will probably get my son to fix things that need taken care of. Anyway, I have two children, and six grandchildren, five grandsons and one granddaughter. I don't see my daughter, as she lives in Missouri, and I live in Oregon. I do talk to her everyday though. My son lives about twenty miles from me.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Sep 15
That is too bad that your daughter lives so far away. it must be nice to talk to her each however. Sounds like you need to join a group or find a hobby.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Sep 15
@celticeagle Well, I suppose so, but I never thought abut joinging a group, but I do knit and crochet as a hobby.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Sep 15
@rosekiss I bet there are lots of groups out there. You could share experiences.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Hi, I am a really old timer. MyLot was my first online site and I am so glad to be back and seeing my friends. It is easier to make friends for me online. I like to communicate, have done some freelance writing, but not so much right now. I like challenge type posts, which I do on the bubble site.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
6 Aug 15
Well I learned from a different site that this site was paying again so I though I would join .. and discovered I already belong! I must have joined a few years ago and forgotten. I'm off on holiday tomorrow but hopefully I will be posting when I get back.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
I like those too, GG. Sounds like we have much in common. I recall you from before. I am glad to be back too.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
@sprite1950 Funny how that goes. Hope to see you on many discussions.
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@bunnybon7 (37417)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 15
actually both. glad to see you here again.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Glad to see you back. You didn't tell us about yourself for those who don't know. I'd like to hear more.
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@bunnybon7 (37417)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 15
@celticeagle actually most here know me. I am the complainer of my health. lol. I am still living with my oldest son. still have my youngest daughter living here with her boyfriend at times. she comes a while, then leaves when he gets to where we can't stand him another minute. she won't rid herself of him. what else should i say? its usually what i write about. the whoas of living with adult children in your old age.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
@bunnybon7 So sad. I hope she will grow tired of him in time. She'll need your help to get away from him then. My daughter has been with one for about seven or eight years. He drives me crazy. My daughter just goes with the flow.
@allknowing (69455)
• India
5 Aug 15
I do remember you talking about this in our 'myLot days'. Your daughter needs you and it must be gratifying for you to know that you are an asset around
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
Yes, it is gratifying. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out and others I just can't get enough of their input in my life.
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@bunnybon7 (37417)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 15
@celticeagle now this is one thing we have in common
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
@bunnybon7 Yep. Kids sure turn our hair grey. But it is worth it. The raising anyway. The occasional disrespect is not.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Both. I love to write, although I'm doing it for some extra money too...even if it isn't much. lol
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 15
I write on several and if I am able to spend some time on them can make a fair amount of money. It just seems like life keeps getting in the way.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Aug 15
I truly do enjoy writing, and I like to earn a little money for my efforts. =) I have also made so many friends here which I do love as well.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Sep 15
I do too. Ones I've had now for years. It is nice.
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
8 Sep 15
I do this because I love to write and enjoy discussions while getting some extra cash. I used to not come here regularly because I didn't bother much with earning extra. I only posted when I felt like it and just had fun discussing things with other people. But then, before they stopped paying, I wasn't even able to get the 2nd $ amt that had accumulated. I don't even remember how much that was but since I wasn't a regular myLotter even then I don't think it even reached $10.
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 15
thats great