Thankful Thursday, 5/2/19

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Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A RS152252A

I had to empty my pool this year because last year, I wasn't able to keep enough chlorine in the water.  No matter how much I added, when I took the water to be tested, it was low.  The pool company suggested that since I haven't emptied the pool since it went in about 15 years ago, that we should try that.  

I went and bought myself a nifty little electric pressure washer and I thought I'd have a few hours of zen while I power washed the walls and floor of my now empty pool.  I never read directions but for some reason, this time I did.  One of the warnings was that if you had a pacemaker, you should call your physician before using the power washer.  Something about the EMT's or something or other.  Sigh.  I got in touch with the nurse practitioner in my cardiologist's office and his response was something along the lines of "gee, never heard of that but you'll probably be okay.  Just don't use it for the first time when you're alone and if you feel faint, shut it off right away.".  Really?  I'll probably be okay? He felt it would be fine but the electrical magnetic somethings and the vibration could throw my pacemaker off.  He did add that my heart beats pretty much on its own and the pacemaker kicks in only occasionally, but still, "don't use it for the first time alone".  

Photo by Tyler Nix on UnsplashIf I had my druthers, I would have just went ahead and used the power washer and hoped for the best.  My 22-year-old was adamant that I was not, under any circumstances, to even touch it.  He and his sweet friend Joey were out there the other day and did most of it. There's about another hour or two of work left and then it'll be done.  Today, I asked again.  Just let me try it and you can stand right there.  No.  He said, "mom, I'd rather have you alive than not, okay?"

So, today, I am very thankful for my son Max and his friend Joey.  Both of my sons are wonderful and they have THE best friends.  Respectful, sweet, and I love seeing them.  Some of them still call me Mamagigian! And I get a hug from every one of them every time they visit!

I hope you have folks who pitch in and make you thankful too!

Carpe Diem!

 

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Susan C. Mangigian

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1595 Paoli Pike, Suite 101,West Chester, PA  19380

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Leif Price
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They could also use the dip themselves, probably. You have a loving son and there is so much to be thankful for.

May 02, 2019 06:18 PM #1
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Roy Kelley
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We might need to borrow your son for a few days.

Enjoy your pool this summer.

May 02, 2019 06:28 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Susan- I love your post!!! And I'm glad you listened to your son!  Hope the pool is ready for the summer. 

May 02, 2019 06:49 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Susan, what a great post and I am having a hard time visualizing that you have a 22 year old son... if you said 10-12 I would find that more believable:)) seriously glad you took his advice.... Now we want to know if the lack or shortage of chlorine issue is resolved, Endre

May 02, 2019 11:21 PM #4
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Kat Palmiotti
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Although it must have been frustrating for you not to be able to do it yourself, it's fantastic that you had a few willing helpers. I'm glad you listened and let them do it!

May 03, 2019 02:44 AM #5
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Liz and Bill Spear
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So you wanted to answer Yes!  to Dirty Harry's "Do you feel lucky?" question???

May 03, 2019 01:24 PM #6
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We are looking forward to the update , had a good laugh at @Liz and Bill Spear comment, Endre

May 07, 2019 11:42 PM #7
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