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Offline point of grace

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What happened to you today?
« on: September 04, 2011, 02:02:08 AM »
 I was entering the bathroom at home and i see my cat peeing in the shower rack! and she looked at me, so i left the room, said "Sorry!!" and closed the door.... omg... i was kindda laughing on the floor!!!! i hate cats but i love this one!!!
also i went to the conservatory and had an ice cream with some friends =)



ps: i miss the p.s. chat!!!!!!!!!!!
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Offline nataliethepianist

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 04:23:57 AM »
Nothing.

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 06:56:23 PM »
Nothing.

maybe a good point to start working on op.111 then?  8)  :D

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 07:12:06 PM »
maybe a good point to start working on op.111 then?  8)  :D
yeah, from nothing to beethoven
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Chopin Polonaise Op. 53
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Offline pianowolfi

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 07:17:14 PM »
yeah, from nothing to beethoven

I was referring to nathalie's post number :)  why not give it a try? :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 10:42:52 PM »
Does this mean I should give Op. 112 a try now? Oh wait...

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 02:19:13 AM »
ok! yah! go for it!
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Rachmaninoff Op. 16 No. 4 and 5

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 03:01:59 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 01:45:39 AM »
That's funny! I can see that working very nicely in the next fight my sister and I conjure up, though I feel she'd be the one with the torch...

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 02:46:13 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011, 04:35:14 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011, 05:37:44 PM »
Mayla that sounds like really good and happy news :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011, 06:16:09 PM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 06:26:14 PM »
I feel like I can relate very much to all and everything that you say! I'll keep my fingers crossed!! It's so good to read from you about how it goes with your new experience! :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011, 01:06:14 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 05:28:04 PM »
Hi Mayla :) why not thumbs crossed anymore? Because I think that's more a German expression, and I confused it (like I do so many times) We say "Ich drück dir die Daumen" which means literally "I press my thumbs for you". :) and we actually perform that gesture of pressing the thumb with the other fingers. What I of course do for you.

And of course I read your news with great interest, keep us posted! :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 05:35:43 PM »
What happened to me today: I had to accompany choir rehearsals for the whole Saturday afternoon and the whole Sunday morning and afternoon. Now I'm done, and knackered! :P I am most happy about getting intensely in touch with Alessandro Scarlatti's Messa di Santa Cecilia, especially the Agnus Dei! That's one really precious sacred piece of music! :) Such a beauty! :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 06:01:48 PM »
Hi Mayla :) why not thumbs crossed anymore? Because I think that's more a German expression, and I confused it (like I do so many times) We say "Ich drück dir die Daumen" which means literally "I press my thumbs for you". :) and we actually perform that gesture of pressing the thumb with the other fingers. What I of course do for you.

And of course I read your news with great interest, keep us posted! :)


That's funny I never thought about this but you know what we say in my language when we are wishing luck to someone? We say " držim pesti" which means "I'm holding fists" which sounds really funny in English like you would wanna beat up someone or something  ;D but yes that's what we say  :P So you see Mayla we have fingers crossed and holding thumbs and fists for you, so it's gotta be all ok!!!  :)  8)
(Oh does that boy have a crush on you?  :P  :) sorry, I'm just thinking a lot about crushes lately  :P  ::)  ::) )

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 06:24:38 PM »
That's funny I never thought about this but you know what we say in my language when we are wishing luck to someone? We say " držim pesti" which means "I'm holding fists" which sounds really funny in English like you would wanna beat up someone or something  ;D but yes that's what we say  :P So you see Mayla we have fingers crossed and holding thumbs and fists for you, so it's gotta be all ok!!!  :)  8)
(Oh does that boy have a crush on you?  :P  :) sorry, I'm just thinking a lot about crushes lately  :P  ::)  ::) )

So: držim pesti Mayla! :)

Hee hee I think 5 years might be a bit too early to have a crush on a teacher :D He just said what he thought, being honest :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #19 on: September 11, 2011, 08:05:48 PM »
So: držim pesti Mayla! :)

Hee hee I think 5 years might be a bit too early to have a crush on a teacher :D He just said what he thought, being honest :)

 :)  8) Jaz tudi!! (Me too).  :)

Oh you think 5 years is too early? Well I'm not sure exaclty about 5 ... maybe... but I know it can happen at 8 or 9 already!  :P (at least it did to me  :-[  :P  ::)  :D  :) )

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #20 on: September 11, 2011, 08:13:28 PM »
:)  8) Jaz tudi!! (Me too).  :)

Oh you think 5 years is too early? Well I'm not sure exaclty about 5 ... maybe... but I know it can happen at 8 or 9 already!  :P (at least it did to me  :-[  :P  ::)  :D  :) )

(No perhaps it's not too early, I remember I had a crush on a girl from my Kindergarten class at 4 (she was really cute!) :P but not on a teacher)

Jaz tudi, jaz tudi :)
That sounds a bit like "I study I study" :) Ha! Back to the piano!  ;D
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #21 on: September 11, 2011, 11:41:25 PM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #22 on: September 12, 2011, 04:34:44 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #23 on: September 12, 2011, 07:19:40 PM »

This is a dangerous thread for me!  Do you know what happened just the other day?  It was really just the craziest thing, in my world.  I woke up in the morning and my very first thought was the answer to this very deep question about piano and specifically something from the past, which I've had for nearly a decade!  I couldn't believe it, but there it was as plain as day.  I've been working on the answer for years, and through experiences since then I have been growing towards the answer, but it wasn't actually clear until just the other morning (I've needed to gain perspective which has taken quite awhile).  weird! :)  That doesn't mean my life is solved, but I feel like what had been this gaping hole in my life is becoming something I can actually stand on and build from  :).

Of course this makes me very curious (edit: ...and interested :) )...and somehow I honestly tried to fight my curiosity (edit:but not my interest)...but with not so much success, perhaps (because otherwise I wouldn't post this) ;D

:)
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #24 on: September 12, 2011, 08:17:00 PM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #25 on: September 12, 2011, 08:51:12 PM »
Well, I've been sitting here trying to write it but to put it into words is impossible to convey its meaning.  I think I'll have to save it for music :).        

I can relate very much and I like your answer! :)




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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011, 09:44:39 PM »
Well what happened today is that I had my piano lesson (second one)... and I had everything planned because I had so many things to do, because we were taking care of one doggy during the weekend and today her owners came back and I had to take her to them and then I really needed to take a shower and wash my hair (cause I didn't do that during the weekend  :o yes I am disgusting  :P ) and so I take that doggy to her owners and I come back home and I'm thinking that I will probably have just enough time to shower and to take my doggy out and to maybe even practice a little and I come home and I open the door...... and there's a guy on the floor in our bathroom  :o that was a little shocking!! I mean it was a guy who is repairing our bathroom, but he wasn't supposed to come today!!!Well at least my dad said so  ::) but I guess it was a misunderstanding  ::) and I'm like... so how am I supposed to take a shower and my mum is like well you can't and I'm like well how am I supposed to wash my dog after I take her out, and my mum is like well you can't... and I'm like well how am I supposed to get ready to go to my piano lesson....... well yes...  ::) I was only 5 or 10 minutes late for my piano lesson then ::) (and I did everything I was supposed to do except practice piano  ::) )

Well and then after my piano lesson I went to where my music school was before they moved... because I wanted to see if the doggy is still there. And I got sad even when I was walking towards there... and then it was already dark when I came there and I was afraid to go inside so I was just looking through the fence but I couldn't see anything it was just too dark... and then I saw that the water and food bowl were still there and it even smelled like the doggy but I was calling him and I couldn't see him anywhere  :(  :'(   :( so I don't know... I really miss him!!!

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #27 on: September 13, 2011, 07:41:29 AM »
Well, I've been sitting here trying to write it but to put it into words is impossible to convey its meaning.  I think I'll have to save it for music :).        

Then you could give us the question, perhaps? :)
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011, 02:45:36 PM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #29 on: September 14, 2011, 05:09:27 PM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #30 on: September 15, 2011, 05:41:05 PM »
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #31 on: September 18, 2011, 02:25:50 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #32 on: September 20, 2011, 09:44:29 AM »
Migraine. Afterwards, nothing.

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #33 on: September 21, 2011, 11:10:32 PM »
I woke up this morning and found myself upside-down in some kind of metal container tube.  The numbers 2-0-3-1 were printed on the side.  It was all very strange.
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #34 on: September 22, 2011, 07:30:52 AM »
I talked with my choir about this last class, and they're into it!  I'm pretty excited because I think I'm really going to do it!  And, we'll do a program at the end of the semester, too!  I treat my choir like a team and my violin class like a choir  ;D ... I was team captain in two different sports  ;D ... so they're going to do one scene and then some pieces. 

Here is how I rank my favorite-to-teach classes so far:

1.  Choir
2.  Violin
3.  Piano
4.  General Music (this last time was more fun, though, but it's also the last class of the day, so...)

And some of the kids I have for 3 classes because they like music so much!  I can't put my finger on what it is that I like about teaching these classes.  I do like the balance between having some classes to teach and then also my private studio.  I like the balance, I like the balance.  hmmm ...

Where is this idyllic place where you teach? The stories you're telling seem to be from another place and time. Like the remark from that 5 year old.

No 5 year old in my 'hood would ever say anything like that except to his unwed sister's baby!
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #35 on: September 22, 2011, 01:17:31 PM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #36 on: September 28, 2011, 07:05:45 PM »
Well today we went to the vet and they took out the stitches from my doggy's belly. And she's really happy now and playing and eating a lot, she's like a puppy again :) She even started chewing her leash like little puppies again :P Like she would run and then turn back and grab the leash. :)
And also my cat got vaccinated. Well she wasn't too happy, but it wasn't too bad.
And they have a pet rat at the vet. :) She is sooo cute!!! They just got her cause someone found her in his basement but he has a huge dog so he brought her there and they adopted her and she has a really cool cage with all sorts of things in it. And when I was there she came closer and was smelling me, and my doggy wanted to see and smell her too.  :) :)

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #37 on: September 30, 2011, 11:11:32 PM »
What happened to me today?  Um, not much.  Finished a colored pencil portrait this morning.  Watched a DVD and typing this post now.   :P
Yesterday was the day that passed,
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #38 on: October 03, 2011, 08:56:34 PM »
Oh today was just great!  ::) I am sooo tired and my head hurts and I feel kinda sick and I'm so tired it doeasn't even feel like tiredness anymore!!! It just feels like I'm alredy alseep or something! Well it started yesterday at night with the aquarium filter the one for the turtles that's really big, and the water started pouring out of it  :o it was water all around it! And I had my piano things really close to it but they weren't wet yet but when I wanted to get them away quickly my piano notebook fell right into the water!  >:(  ::) well it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but...
Oh no actually it started even before it started yesterday morning! Yes my dad broke his arm!! The day before but he didn't even know but then during the night it started hurting him so much that he went to the emergency room. Yes weird! I woke up and I heard them talking about it and I knew there was something wrong cause you just know I guess ... :-\  :o Yes so now he can't drive... and he was supposed to be driving me around on Mondays because I have a lot of things, and I have my piano lesson at 2pm and then I go home (today I camr home at 4pm) and then I take my dog for a walk and eat something and then I have to go again beause we have music theory at 7.30 pm till 9 pm! And I thought my dad would be driving me so it would be a little easier but now he can't.
And when I was going home from my piano lesson I saw a dead bird :( I think it was a little one, because first I saw two pigeons and one was bigger and the other one was smaller and it was a little different colour like the little birds usually are and I thought Oh I hope it can fly ok alredy and that the parents are taking care of it and then  not that far away I saw a dead bird on it's back with one wing out to the side  :'( Just horrible!!

And before the music theory I wanted to go see the doggy but then I didn't have time.
And at music theory it was kinda a disaster.... well I mean we were writing two dictations not even melodic dictations, only rhythm and I had sooo many mistakes like never ever before!! Like if you saw it you would think it was a joke! And the teacher said: well we all know that she (me) can do this well but she's a little confused today. Well at least with the intervals I only got one wrong (out of ten). Well I started very well!!  ::) I never even had any problems with ditations like that I don't know what happened today.  :-\  I guess I'm just like the little kids, cause last year the teacher said that the little kids that are like 8 and 9, that they sometimes do everything right without any mistakes but then some days they do everything wrong so I guess I'm like that too.  :P
So yes just a great day!  :D

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #39 on: October 15, 2011, 01:23:55 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #40 on: October 15, 2011, 05:15:21 AM »
Really?   ;D  Stressed? After teaching?  Come, come...  :D You only worked just five hours in a day teaching.  Why some people have to work a whole  :o eight hours everyday.   ::)  So you didn't even work a full day.  And... It's just music.  How hard can that be?  You're just in there having fun the whole time.  I mean... It's not *real* teaching, right?  Not like you're accomplishing anything in there.  But it gives the *real* teachers a break, to get away from the kids.  You get to babysit them for 30-45 minutes.  And music keeps some kids in school and makes them happy.  That's what it's all about, right?  Just making them happy.  And music even raises test scores, or so we can believe. 

Haha...  Sorry.  I'm just amused.  And I'm not ranting at you.  (I'm ranting near you.)  It takes time to unwind after school too?  *Bob is cracking up.*  Have you just gone to sleep after work yet to recover that way? 

Glad it got better.  It just sounded so familiar.  Oi... *le sigh*
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #41 on: October 15, 2011, 05:43:20 AM »
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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #42 on: October 15, 2011, 06:21:33 PM »
Ah.  Signing up is good.  Weeds out the rifraf.  Fewer behavior problems.  And home schooled... Fewer problems with behavior and more parental involvement.  Although more demands parents too I would imagine. 

Life is what it is.  Right now.

At least if you're working in different jobs, you're spread out if something happens in one.  That's a plus.


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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #43 on: October 21, 2011, 09:09:31 PM »
I can't believe that for more than 2 hours I was reading about people who are 100 and over years old!! Do you know that the oldest person who ever lived was 122 years old (well like almost 122 and a half) and the oldest living person now is 115! And there's also this lady who is 103 and still playing piano! (there are videos on youtube).
Ahhh I have to go practice now!!!!!!!!

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #44 on: October 21, 2011, 09:15:57 PM »
I can't believe that for more than 2 hours I was reading about people who are 100 and over years old!!... And there's also this lady who is 103 and still playing piano!

http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/100-year-old-sets-record-with-marathon-finish-5

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I am either practicing or teaching or I am so tired that I can't write a word, let alone listen to anything :P

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #45 on: October 21, 2011, 09:20:31 PM »
I can't believe that for more than 2 hours I was reading about people who are 100 and over years old!! Do you know that the oldest person who ever lived was 122 years old (well like almost 122 and a half) and the oldest living person now is 115! And there's also this lady who is 103 and still playing piano! (there are videos on youtube).
Yes, the oldest known person was a French lady by ther name of Jeanne Calment. As to old musicians, there's the American composer Elliott Carter who will reach the age of 103 on 11 December this year and who is still composing; he's not yet the oldest ever composer - the Frenchman Paul le Flem died aged 103 in 1984 and Leo Ornstein died aged at least 108 in 2002 - but neither composed beyond their 90s, so Carter certainly seems already to have earned a deserved reputation as the only known composer who has continued to compose since his centenary (he is credited with some 14 works written since that date).

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Re: What happened to you today?
«Reply #46 on: October 22, 2011, 11:18:09 AM »
A word to the wise; better plan for what you will do for those last 40 years after retirement.

If you are fortunate, one day you will wake up and realize you never thought you would live this long.
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«Reply #47 on: October 22, 2011, 08:04:27 PM »
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/100-year-old-sets-record-with-marathon-finish-5

:)

I am either practicing or teaching or I am so tired that I can't write a word, let alone listen to anything :P

That's really cool... and he said in one video that he didn't feel old at all!  :P

Yes, the oldest known person was a French lady by ther name of Jeanne Calment. As to old musicians, there's the American composer Elliott Carter who will reach the age of 103 on 11 December this year and who is still composing; he's not yet the oldest ever composer - the Frenchman Paul le Flem died aged 103 in 1984 and Leo Ornstein died aged at least 108 in 2002 - but neither composed beyond their 90s, so Carter certainly seems already to have earned a deserved reputation as the only known composer who has continued to compose since his centenary (he is credited with some 14 works written since that date).

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Alistair

Oh hi Alistair!  :) Nice to see you again!  8) That's cool! It says in Wikipedia that he published more than 40 works between the ages of 90 and 100 and over 14 since he turned 100!!  8) Oh his bithday is the same as mine ( I mean just the day not month) and also the last number of his year of birth!! (well I mean actually 3 numbers of his year of birth are same as mine :P 19 and 8, just the third is different!! That is so cool! 5 numbers in our birthdates are the same!  :P ).  8)  :)

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Also, along those lines, I've heard that the school is opening up more classrooms and they are going to dedicate one *just* to my piano classes!  AND, that means I'll be able to leave it set up the entire time!  I'll have my very own piano lab!!  I'm pretty stoked.  We need better instruments, but I'll be patient and work with what we've got for now. 

If you're looking for pianos (and I'm guessing spinets would work best) you might solicit donations.I've run into several spinets during estate sales that were offered for free. They only needed to be picked up.
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