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  1. Done. Jan, I have heard stories of...

    Done.

    Jan, I have heard stories of translators becoming citizens, but not about the outpouring of help. That's awesome!!
  2. Thanks, Jen, but remember, I haven't done a darn...

    Thanks, Jen, but remember, I haven't done a darn thing yet. I'm just talking aloud and brainstorming.

    I'm meeting with her this afternoon (giving her a ride to a Souq, where she wants to buy...
  3. I agree. But it is pretty darn hard to turn...

    I agree.
    But it is pretty darn hard to turn your back when you do find these amazing individuals

    I'm exploring the USAID website, thanks for that idea.

    Realistically tuition based at giving...
  4. I've thought about this considerably. I agree...

    I've thought about this considerably. I agree uprooting isn't ideal, but that's what she did to leave the situation she was in, and to come here and work. She came with no English and now speaks...
  5. Thank you for the clarification. I don't want to...

    Thank you for the clarification. I don't want to hijack the thread, but yes I am in a very safe part of the Middle East currently on a locum position. Later when I am in Afghanistan there are more...
  6. Thank you for your interest in me, but my first...

    Thank you for your interest in me, but my first born child is not available (and this post wasn't about me).

    @PeteyPie thank you! This is the sort of information I was looking for... That someone...
  7. I'm thankful someone understands. GED programs,...

    I'm thankful someone understands.
    GED programs, as far as I've read, won't allow her to get a student visa. For example, Wellington HS is not on the approved school list.
    However, I did find one...
  8. In case you we bored... A brownie goes to the first person who can find...

    A university or college that will accept an illiterate woman and also is on this list (http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/school-search) so she can get a student visa to come visit America. I've been...
  9. And to think, it wasn't even the Douche Bag that...

    And to think, it wasn't even the Douche Bag that did it!

    I think you jinxed yourself by telling me how good the baby was being just before all this happened :D
  10. True story. Thank you for remembering. I was sick...

    True story. Thank you for remembering. I was sick of folks hiding behind a computer sending me nasty grams while I
    1) worked my ass off becoming the first doctor in my family (yes, veterinarians...
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    A very short list, as there is so much more....

    A very short list, as there is so much more. Thanks to COTH:

    -I was encouraged and supported to on a charity trip to Romania (with special thanks from one COTHer, who I hope is still online and...
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    The place that a very few "in the trenches" know...

    The place that a very few "in the trenches" know about? No.
    They are in a prime spot to seize the attention and credit cards of animal lovers who aren't educated on the issue and could be lead to...
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    There are no decent tracks in Colorado, only one...

    There are no decent tracks in Colorado, only one very small one.
    However, this does seem like a great way to raise more money.
    Proper education, a half-sentence is not sufficient, IMHO.

    Carry on
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    I'm surely the outcast here, but kinda wish that...

    I'm surely the outcast here, but kinda wish that money went to helping the horses, or properly educating the people locally who are still selling their horses at a sale thinking that the horse won't...
  15. Sannois, GOOD for you for just picking an...

    Sannois,

    GOOD for you for just picking an option :) YEAAAHHHH!!!!

    I personally don't think you'll *need* an RV. It sounds like you've realized it's not the "stuff" in life ;) I've wandered...
  16. "Life is too short to wake up in the morning with...

    "Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
    So, love the people who treat you right, Forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason.
    If you get a...
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    Sticky: Lycoming County, PA (Central/Northern PA): I...

    Lycoming County, PA (Central/Northern PA):
    I have a small not-fancy extra bedroom for someone who could benefit from it. Bring a horse (it needs to be boarded, but that can be arranged) and a 4...
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    YESS! '02 Civic, 235,000 miles, has been chewed...

    YESS! '02 Civic, 235,000 miles, has been chewed on by my horse, tossed in a ditch by an ex, rear-end the week before boards, and the transmission started slipping 1.5 years ago but never got worse. ...
  19. What to do with all your antiquated wardrobe and electronics after Christmas?

    Those faded polos, the mini-laptop that is too small, last year's ipod, the gift that keeps getting regifted and is sitting in your closet until next year...

    Last year many of you stepped up to...
  20. I wouldn't have, either. That's what his...

    I wouldn't have, either. That's what his homeowner's has said, that FEMA will get there before their adjuster, and they literally said, wait for FEMA first.

    I wanted to share what some of the...
  21. Done

    Done
  22. My cousin in Montclair ran out of gas trying to...

    My cousin in Montclair ran out of gas trying to find gas but was tipped off at a place online and able to get some.

    In Jackson and Point I was told 2 hour waits, limits on how much you can get. ...
  23. Mean people really suck

    Mean people really suck
  24. Ah, I didn't catch she was 6. It's a bummer that...

    Ah, I didn't catch she was 6. It's a bummer that doesn't work out bringing her to work. One of the best kids I knew basically grew up in the back of a vet clinic since she was about that age, and...
  25. Mean people suck

    Mean people suck
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