This just made me laugh

@dawnald (84071)
Shingle Springs, California
February 16, 2011 12:09pm CST
So on Monday, Valentine's day, how tacky, I took my signed settlement agreement, and I sat down and started working through all the papers I would need to fill out to make this divorce final. I got partway through them and I realized that the agreement would need to be notarized, so that night I dragged R to a notary to take care of it. After all, if he could give it to me on the anniversary of the day he proposed, to make some kind of silly point, why can't I have it finalized on Valentine's day, to make a point? Well really, the point is, that the marriage is over, and I am done procrastinating the paperwork. So yesterday I went through the rest of the paperwork. It was intimidating at first. This online help site said I needed these forms, and that online help site said I needed those forms, and at mid-day I was confused and intimidated. But by end of day I had it all nailed down, and all I needed from R was one more signature on a waiver form (so I wouldn't have to fill out all the financial crapola all over again). Last night before bedtime I asked him for the signature and explained what the form was, and he went all ballistic on me. But I calmed him down, got the signature, got a wee bit upset, put up with him being oh so sorry for 45 minutes, and finally went to bed. So now all I have to do is make sure I have the right number of copies, sign and date things, get two envelopes with the right postage, and then either mail or take the whole mess to the courthouse. Hopefully I've done everything right. Anyway this morning I was Googling something about "online divorce", don't know why, just because I wanted to see if I would get a Swagbucks reward, I guess, and I came up with this site: http://www.divorcerecovery101.com/ And the first thing that I saw on the site was: [i]OUR GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with your progress, you can have double your miserable feelings BACK anytime you choose.[/i] Made me laugh so hard. I think I'm going to bookmark this site and visit it often. And on the subject of being a single parent, the girls got mad at each other and kicked each other right in front of me. Let the good times begin! lol
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@vandana7 (71411)
• India
17 Feb 11
That had me also smile. :) How are you doing Dawny.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
I'm good. I was wondering where you have been...
@vandana7 (71411)
• India
17 Feb 11
Issuing ultimatums. :) I gave dad the final warning. He has to choose between me and his relatives. If he wants to keep in touch with them, I walk out. I know it is not nice, he is aged and he has his sentiments. I do feel bad about it. But when it comes to my physical security, I think what happened here was for my best. :) There are still some steps to be followed. But that can wait. Over this last couple of months dad has realized that his relatives dont care for him as well. Now he is willing to travel and go out on holiday with me. This is positive. We never had it for real real long time. :) Thanks to you, and all the myLotters. My life is improving. :)
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Feb 11
I'm very glad to hear that!
@marguicha (122272)
• Chile
17 Feb 11
Hi Dawn, All I can say now, being in a hurry, is that, hooray! you are finally doing it. I am so glad! I have been following your ordeal with pain. Why is it so easy to get married and so difficult to get a divorce? JEEZZ!!! By all means, lick some stamps on those envelopes (is that still done?) and send them to the courthouse.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
I'm going to DRIVE them to the courthouse, so that if I missed something they don't get mailed back to me for correction.
@marguicha (122272)
• Chile
17 Feb 11
Better still, take a plane. And make someone there check that you have everything well done and stamp an ok to each page.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Feb 11
There aren't an airport from here to there...
@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
23 Feb 11
So, its really happened? Wow. I missed you all the while I was away, had you on my mind and would pray you were doing well. Are you? I hope so. Good to be back here with my friends despite finding out you had to go through this mess.
@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Feb 11
It's good to see you back! I was wondering where you had been....
@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
23 Feb 11
My computer was hit by lightening, then I lost my job, then I got my job back, had LOTS of things to do with my money before I could buy another computer and get back online. I was using the computer at work, but the boss nixed that after someone printed a dirty pic and the printer in the boss's office kicked it out. So, NOW I have bought a new computer and can afford my OWN internet.
• United States
20 Feb 11
Yea!!! You did it! He Finally , Finally signed the papers!! I'm so happy you are on your way to freedom. I'm so proud of you , You didn't need thwe wiseguys or the tall building, lol! Take care. Write if you ever need me , or just to vent!
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Feb 11
Now must tell children. Ouch.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
Best of luck. Write if you need to talk.
@rameshchow (5283)
• India
17 Feb 11
Its a new thing to me, in america you are searching for divorce in online. But the word divore is a beeeeeeeeeeeg(big) issue in my locality. It will change the entire family status. And you were really busy with lots of moments on V-day, but i am calm, because i have no one to propose... or to express my love. All my friends are busy with their girl friends, they are enjoying, but i am sticking with computer and books...
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
You will find somebody eventually! So will I.
• India
18 Feb 11
Hahahaha.... An angle is waiting for me.... I am also waiting for her, (you are my friend, be my frnd forever) hahahah hahahah
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I sure hope ya have every thing right and I beleive I would take it to the court house make sure it gets on the books and not get stuck in the mail!
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
I have the day off Friday...
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Feb 11
the very day to do it!
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@jellymonty (2354)
16 Feb 11
Dawnny Dawny tut tut tut... I think you deserve a big basket of brownies for making me laugh so bad.. Knock knock... I've left them on the front door!
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
OH thank you. Want one? :D
16 Feb 11
ta
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Feb 11
Now this is what i've been waiting to see. I think it's safe to say you've finally come out (been spat out? ) the other end. Let the good times roll indeed.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Feb 11
Now I have to get back and look it over again....
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
19 Feb 11
That's just so wrong! So wrong, it's funny. Hi Dawn. Admittedly, I've become one of the followers of the soap opera of your divorce. I'm glad that you're moving on to the next chapter. And it is inspiring that in a way you're documenting it. Even if it is only here in myLot. Goodluck in the next chapters. Or is it the next rounds?
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Feb 11
Next step: getting up guts to tell children. Am I weird or what?
@savypat (20245)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Wonderful story, I am going to remember this. I can think of so many places to use it when dealing with others. Thank you. You Go Girl you are almost through.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
going going going... lol
@sid556 (30997)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Hi Dawn, That's awesome! Love it! Also glad to hear you got those divorce papers done. I know what you mean about the paperwork being confusing. I did my own divorce too. Once it was all done though, I realized it was much easier than I would have imagined. I think your going to feel so so much happier once it is all over with. Good luck!
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
It wasn't nearly as intimidating as I originally thought, but it wasn't exactly a piece of cake either.
@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 11
Finally he surrendered and bowed to your demands. I think he finally realized that the marriage could no longer be salvaged. I believe you are strong and ready to face life as a single parent. Good luck to you.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
He saw reason because 1) he would rather negotiate with me than with a lawyer and 2) he doesn't want any of our money to go to a lawyer.
@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
17 Feb 11
nothing like kids to make you wonder why you ever bothered in the first place...
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
Aw, the good moments far outweigh the bad...
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@webearn99 (1743)
• India
16 Feb 11
Going through what you are at this moment, you are holding on to your sense of humor. Count that as a blessing. I wish you luck in the new chapter of life about to begin.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 11
If you can't laugh, what have you got?
@GardenGerty (112611)
• United States
16 Feb 11
It seems as if you both are making this a really memorable occasion. The girls would kick each other regardless of your relationship. I hate paperwork. Yes, walking to the courthouse with the paper work sounds like it will expedite things nicely.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
"memorable occasion" lol
@Alexanda (47)
• China
16 Feb 11
dawnald,i like ur humour and attitude,hope u goes well,good luck
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
Well thank you. :D
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Apparently the site host(s) have already been there and done that. It's great that you can still laugh. I can remember that I was laughing at nothing during such a trying time and was into the 'hate-everything-and-everybody' phase. Took a while to get back to normal feelings. I tend to isolate when things are going badly. Of course, that's difficult to do when you have others around all of the time.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
I have my "mad at the world" moments, that is for sure....
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Well it looks like you are headed in the right direction! At least they are signed! A guy at work and his wife..soon to be ex also did theirs on the internet...much cheaper then getting a lawyer! Good luck with being a single parent!
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
I just point out every so often that he will be better off negotiating with me rather than a lawyer. He doesn't like it, but he sees the logic, or at least the $$ savings.
• United States
16 Feb 11
Cute! Glad you are making progress with the whole divorce situation and that a girl, life can be so sweet if we simply laugh hard sometimes.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
Need more laughs, send laughs...
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
16 Feb 11
Hello, Dawn. I'm laughing too, because I can see you haven't lost your sense of humour. Okay, there are going to be hard times ahead, but you can do it, girl, and I think you're just realising that yourself. Good luck, my friend. You're doing the right thing for you, and that's all that matters.
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 11
Nope, the sense of humor will be the last to go! :D