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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: Today at 07:33:59 AM »
Good morning everyone Happy Autumn, my favorite time of year. When I pulled up the shades and looked at the sky the sun was just hitting the tops of the trees across the parking lot and there were a few clouds with a tinge of pink, so beautiful with the blue on the sky. Looks like we had a bit of rain overnight, everything is wet, even the tops of the cars.
Anyone know where Merrimack Valley is? A running message just went along the bottom of the TV about them getting electricity back by November 15th. If the area was hit by the hurricane seems like a very long time to be without power.

JANE  I never had grandparents, they had all died before I was born.
Living in the apartment on the second floor in my son's house was as close as I want to live with my kids. I would still be there if I could manage the stairs.

JUNE  wish I could sleep the way you do. Some nights I cannot sleep and I do lay on the couch every after noon but never sleep.

AMY  those strong winds are what I dislike. Talking to my older son yesterday he just had a couple of very tall oak trees cut down because  if they fell it would be on his house. I know for a long time I worried about those trees and now  am glad they are no longer a threat.

Have a great day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: Yesterday at 10:27:01 AM »
Good morning everyone, I was outside several hours yesterday. Felt  so good with sunshine and just warm enough to really enjoy it. The wicker chairs are still on the porches and the front porch had several other enjoying the sunshine. I sit on my rollator and leave the chairs to the others.

CAROL  I am surprised that was only a bit over 2 inches of rain the way it was coming down. There are  places in this state where it will flood with any time it rains. It always has but people built in the area and now every time it rains and it floods they want the government to buy them out.

JUNE  Now that my daughter lives in Arizona the weather is very dry with even less rain than in San Diego. They love where they are now, no noise and traffic. I would not like that, I do like some rain and I would miss snow even more.

JENNY  we now have coyotes here. Bears have been seen around at times, too. No more walking in the woods like we used to, never know what you will run into. My son found a coyote den in the woods in back of his orchard a few years ago.

JANE  looks like your son should have called you instead of telling Kiran to tell you about hem going out. Kids are known for forgetting important information.

AMY  darn cars always seem to mess up when we need them.

LLOYD  at  times I wonder if all the meds doctors prescribe do any good for us.

JOY  glad each day finds you feeling better.

LARRY  it was 58° when I got up this morning. I love those cooler nights.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:26:24 AM »
Good morning everyone, woke to leaf blowers, It's not Wednesday but the landscapers are here today. Guess they had to wait till the grass dried some after Tuesday's rain. There was still some showers yesterday and no sun at all, hope it shines today and gives me some energy.

JANE  wonderful that you will have all those generation of women all together. A few times a year I am lucky to have 3 generations of my family with  me. My older son,his son and his grandson. Love those days but I no longer have a camera to get a picture of us together.

JUNE  wish I could send you some of this rain. The rain we had Tuesday might have put out some of those darn fires.

JENNY  that rain we got has lowered the temperature, 56° now and I love it. Been years since I have been to Boston but my oldest son has been there several times bringing my grandson to the airport when he was going overseas.

AMY  OK, will get that recipe out to send you. It really is a different kind of blueberry pie. Last night I was thinking about what one you were asking for and that light bulb popped up and it hit me what you were talking about.

LARRY  this corner of RI got more rain than the rest of the state, some parts had less than a inch. At least we did not have wind. Unless it suddenly gets down into the 30s the heat will go on October 1st. We have to have our AC's out on that day.

JOY  as long as you come in and tell us you are OK we feel better than not hear ing from you at all. I have a hassock under my desk that I put my feet up on when sitting here but even then  I cannot sit here long.

Have a good day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:21:23 AM »
Good morning everyone not raining now but yesterday looking out the windows was like looking out from the back of a waterfall at times. We ended with 2+1/4 inches of rain. Highest in this state. It would stop at times and looked like the walkway was starting to dry and it started again. There was thunder and lightning at times. Thank goodness we did not get any strong winds.

LLOYD  when I was much yo unger I would have loved traveling around our beautiful country with an RV.

AMY  we talk about so many different foods what recipe do you want? Too lazy to back track to see what one I mentioned. That is me these days, just too lazy to do anything I do not have to. Of course my back has nothing to do with it. Just heard Rain in forecast for Friday here.

JANE  at least you did not have to buy a new battery. I would like to see sunshine, too. Gloomy here and still high humidity. Would like to turn the heat up to get the dampness out but heat is still turned off in the building.


SANDY  enjoy the new rollator, I know I would be lost without mine.

JENNY  I am trying to pictur e a toll road between here and Boston. Been many year s sunce I was there. I know on route 95 there are places with a toll booth but that was in Maine. They do not live right in Boston do they?

JUNE  I don't have half your energy and "git up 'n go"

JOY  no rain today but no sun either. Just gloomy.

MY CNA for today just called, not feeling well so went home.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:01:21 AM »
Good morning everyone, well the rain has started, woke me at 3 this morning hitting the window. Not steady starts and stops and then starts again.

AMY  I have never used can blueberry pie filling but I have canned them yeas ago, now I freeze them. I know I like the Fresh French Blueberry pie I got years ago in a Yankee magazine. Of course I use more than called for cooking some of them and more of the fresh ones to mix with them. Listening to the weather on different channels last nightthe Boston are will get more rain than we will. With the 3 inches we might get makes me glad all my family members live on a hill with no worry about flooding.

LARRY  we have thunder storms in the forecast for today and a CHANCE of tornadoes, too. This is the first year the forecasters have said that. Yes this is all part of Florence. Like you I love homemade soup and usually have some in the freezer. Around here it is never too hot for chowder and clamcakes. My apartment is supposed to be a handicap one but it sure is not. The counters, sink and stove are all too high and only one lady is in a wheelchair and has problems cooking and washing.

JANE  the reason I moved here is because I could not go up and down the stairs in the apartment I had in my son's house. I needed someone with me to help me and carry my rollator on those steep stairs. That house is over 100 years old. At least here I can use the elevator and enjoy going outside when I want.

JENNY  wish I could get around more, Boston is not that far from here and it would be great to meet  you and Bob.

JOY  so good seeing you this morning. I have always felt like the Soda Shoppe is lika a close family the way we worry about each other.

JANE  standing at my computer would be worse than sitting here. After half an hour sitting here I have to get up and walk around a bit with my rollator or my back gets so stiff it hurts even more.

JUNE  where I am living now I am only 3 miles from my oldest son and it is less than 5 minutes away. As long as I am near one of my sons I am content. My other son comes here every week end and he is the really thoughtful one. My daughter is also very thoughtful and we talk on Skype every day.

Guess I will get my breakfast and check email. Have a good day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:09:25 AM »
Good morning everyone. Gu ess I finally had enough sleep and was awake at 5 and wide awake. The last few days it felt like I slept the days and nights away, not like me at all. Just hear d local weather, today will be a nice sunny day but tomorrow we will wake to rain. This area might get up to 3 inches of it.  Think I should spend part of the day outside enjoying it, will not go out on Tuesday.

GLORIA de  I have seen that phone advertised, sound wonderful for those with hearing problems. Great that is is free if your doctor says you need it.

AMY  I envy you baking a blueberry pie. Think I will have to try those Pillsbury piecrusts. I am so used to home made I wonder if they are flaky or like cardboard.

JANE  I waited 18 months for this apartment, checking on some of them in the area there is a 4 year waiting list. Those are the ones everyone wants. One thing I like about this one is it has only 53 apartments and 3 floors. They have some that are 10 floors and that is not for me.

Have a great day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:19:49 PM »
Good morning everyone, well it is for a few more minutes. Fell asleep about 5 this morning and woke after 11 this morning. Was cool enough for sleeping but was restless.

LARRY  glad you weren't  in the path of that hurricane. I always thought those surf borders were crazy putting their lives in danger looking for that perfect wave to ride to shore on. We have had some bad ones here but mostly the real damage has been along the shore.

Think it is past tine I get dressed for what is left of the day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:39:18 AM »
Good morning everyone, foggy this morning. Just saw on the news the surf is higher than normal and quite a few surfers and they could hardly be seen, crazy. The waves will get higher and rougher. wonder  how many will get hurt getting knocked off their  boards.

LARRY  always looters show up when disasters strike.

JUNE  we have many tall pine trees here so we get the pollen, too.

GLORIA de  we are to get the ends of Florence here, too on Tuesday. I really could use a week of nice dry weather.

MARY ANN  there is a hairdresser that comes here and charges $15. I had her cut my hair  twice and she only took 5 minutes to cut it and it looked horrible, it takes her  30 minutes for a perm. My DIL does a better job.

JANE  with all the dampness we have been having I would like to spend the day either in bed or on the couch.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 14, 2018, 08:21:15 AM »
Good morning everyone. At last the rain has stopped for now and the walks are dry. Have been watching the news about Florence and already flooded streets. Heard they already had to rescue at least one person who was too stupid to evacuate.

AMY  I no longer have to shovel snow so now I can just enjoy the beauty of it even if I can no longer  walk in it.

LARRY  with all the rain we have been having here it wouldn't take too  much wind to uproot trees with the ground softened. We are expected to get some of the rain here on Tuesday. Could not go out yesterday because it rained all day, my CNA finally used an umbrella walking from her car to this building. Hope I can get out for a little while later.

JANE  my hair had gotten very dry si hakf hour before washing it I use some coconyt oil and rub it on my scalp and through my hair, it does help.

JUNE  would love to send you the rain we have been having and more to come. Been thinking we should start building several Arks.

SHIRLEY  wish I was going into the mountains with you. Would love to see every thing there.

JENNY  glad you brought home a few more pennies than what you started with. I would have been more interested in the views.

JANE  hope you get the registers you like today.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:54:56 AM »
Good morning everyone, boy what a night here. Thunder storms and rain and downpouring rain, still pouring.

LARRY  they are warning people here to stay out of the ocean waters as the surf will be bad with undertow and bigger waves than normal. By Tuesday next week they are saying we should be getting the rain, too, don't think we need more as it has rained every day this week. Wish we could send it out west where it is badly needed.

DON  so good hearing from you. You will soon be used to your new home. With your outgoing personality it  should not take long for you to know everyone in the facility. Prayers continue for you.

JENNY  many times here the weather people tell us that a storm is coming and nothing happens.

JANE  like you I am so tired of all this rain. It is keeping me inside and I do like to get outside every day. I will go out in the snow if it isn't like a blizzard, I still love show.

Have a good day everyone.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:50:10 AM »
Good morning everyone, just watching the news and it looks like this hurricane might stall and it could drop up to 40 inches of rain. Hospitals in the area are sending patients to hospitals further inland. Thank God for the information these days. When the 1938 hit up here there was no warning and people did not know what was coming. So many died in that storm. I still have a booklet my Mom bought after the storm and showed a ship blown out of the water and sitting on a road in Fall River, Mass. Down town Providence was flooded and on some of the buildings there you can still see where the watermark was. Since then they have build a hurricane barrier and they can close the gates so the water cannot rush in like that again.

LARRY  my niece and her husband have already cancelled their trip to the Outer Banks as soon as they heard about the hurricane.

JENNY  I was happy to see so many flying our flag after 9/11 but that did not last long. They have one here on a flag pole in front and leave it up but it is not lighted at night. They have a light near the pole but it goes straitgjt up and not on the flag so they do not turn that light on. There are a few vets living here and it surprises me that they do not gripe about that.

CAROL  ny daughter says we have so much information in our brains it takes time to pull up what we mean to say.

Have a great day everyone, feel like going back to bed but the noisy landscapers are here with their mowers and leaf blowers.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:14:09 AM »
Good morning everyone, still rain here and 62°. Last Friday they started power  washing the back of the building getting ready to paint. Of course with all this rain they cannot do much. The maintenance man said that on Friday when the men were up the staging or whatever the call that thing they have for the washing they discovered that some of the gutters are all rusted out. Of course the back of the building is the north side. 

LARRY  the lobster bisque is something I have not had in years. I have a niece and her husband who had plans to vacation on the outer Banks like they do every year but looks like they will not go this year. Last night on the news they showed cars leaving with the forced evacuation. Glad I do not live near the coast, hurricanes seldom get this far inland but when they do it is bad. I have used needle nose pliers for years already for many things I do.

JUNE  sorry about your arm. Ordering your meals delivered to you is a good thing. Wish they had something like that here but they do not provide meals. Would love to send some of the rain we have been getting to the western states.

AMY  hope my dentist never retires, she is still pretty young and the best one I ever had.

JANE  one year my daughter sent me flowers and wished me a happy birth day on her birthday. She made sure they had birth day as 2 words and not one. Talk about crying when I got that. First thing I did was call her and we both were crying.

Have a good day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:35:43 AM »
Good morning everyone, bad enough we had 3 days of overcast and damp days now we are in for at least 3 days of rain. If the heat was on here I would turn it up just to get the dampness out. Oh well cannot  fight Mother Nature. Must be our Father telling us he is not happy with this world he created. Floods, droughts, fires, extreme heat terrible storms all over the world.

SHIRLEY  I seldom order anything and mu grandson only lives 3 miles from me and orders things for friends all the time. He always tells me if I need anything to let him know.

GLORIA de  Last night I put a blanket on the bed and slept good. This morning I have my warm winter robe on again.

JUNEE  so good seeing you. Like you I never thought I would live to the age of 87 with all the aches and pains that seem to go along with it. Glad you are getting used to your new home. After 4 years here I still miss having my own place where I could do what I wanted. Take care of yourself.

AMY  I am glad I have help  4 times a week to do what needs doing to keep this place clean because i cannot even sweep the floor or dust anymore.

LLOYD  glad so far I do not need hearing aids. Bad enough my glasses keep getting stronger.

Enjoy your day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:43:22 AM »
Good morning everyone  51° on my outside thermometer this morning. I know I grabbed my winter robe then I got up and it feels good. Another cloudy day here with no sun but no rain either.

JUNE  I think I would scream if anyone woke me at  6am. Heck we are retired and and deserve to wake when we want and go to bed when we want.

AMY  i was always busy when I was younger but not like you are. I envy you your energy.

MARY ANN I have  tried everything. even what  you do but I still cannot open them,no strength left in me for much of anything.

CAROL  I will join you in raiding the rhubarb, these days if you see it in markets it is too expensive and usually not that fresh. There is a 2 seat covered glider in the back yard here but I do not get on it, too unsteady to try getting on it and only a few here use it.

JANE  thanks for the link, I think I could handle that. Nice to know I am not the only one with weak hands. I really have to get in touch with my grandson to order this and that jar opener.

PETER  it is hard to think of building being so old as that Cathedral when here few are 200 years old. The USA is still a baby country compared to England. I will watch this when I finish here, thank you for another armchair travel.

LARRY  in this mouse there is a blue plastic thing that has to be pulled up to get the batteries out. I would never be able to do that. I wish I could eat more but after a few bites I am full.

Have a great day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 08, 2018, 03:01:44 PM »
Good afternoon everyone.
Tried getting in this morning but my mouse wouldn't work.OK new batteries needed. Couldn't get the batteries out of the mouse, not easy like most are but HP always have to be different. Have to open the top instead of the bottom. Only had 1 AA battery and need 2. I knew my son was coming around noon so called him and he was almost here. OK waited till he got here and even he had a problem getting the batteries out. Then he went and got batteries for me and put them in. After that we talked for awhile and this is where I am as soon as he left.

MARY ANN  sounds like your jar opener is what I had. Opened all size jars and so easy.  I meant to call my grandson to see if he was still an Amazon prime member but he was not home and now he is at work.

JANE  I always had trouble opening jars and bottles, even the Ensure I drink every day. One of my CNAs has to loosen the covers  to last me till the next CNA comes. I wonder where I bought the one I had under the cabinet, then I would not be able to screw under one here. At least I could hand some family pictures after getting the OK from the witch.

CAROL  at times I have run the jar lid under hot water and some will loosen enough that I can use one of those rubber jar openers.

MARY ANN  the cans now with the tab to open the lid I cannot do. If the bottom of the can is normal I open it with my electric can opener. If not I have to ask someone to open them. I never have much strength in my hands.

SHIRLEY  my Mother was born October 17th and to me she was the best most loved and understanding person I ever knew. I had one sis in law that often said she loved my Mom more than her own mother.

JANE  I am too little and too weak and can no loner stand straight and stretch to the second shelf in the cabinet. I am no longer the 98 pound weakling Mary Ann mentioned but an 80 +pound weakling. Wish I could get my appetite back. Anyone know of anything?

JUNE  your good night wish last night worked for me,
had a good 8hours last night.

AMY  I am going to the hidey hole to see if there is still a couple left. Home made are the only kind for me.

JANE  Nice and cool here today, too.68° now and
 no sun at all today.

LLOYD  OK now what bed were you sleeping in that your own felt so good last night? Where have you been? Hope it was not in the hospital again.

LARRY  I have not ordered that jar opener yet, with I had the one my son got rid of.

LLOYD  I was wondering if you were at that wedding. Sure a long ceremony especially in a language you do not know. Glad you had a good time.

CALLIE  you make me glad I have no allergies. The ragweed and goldenrod here now are bothering some of the tenants here. They carry boxes of tissues with them.

Have a restful rest of the day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 07, 2018, 11:28:19 AM »
Good morning everyone, finally got a storm in the evening but about my Skype time so missed it.I will not keep the computer or TV on in a storm and shut them off. Cooler this morning at 68° and overcast. Hope I can get a walk  outside later. Yesterday I went down and out onto the porch, turned around and came back  in. Was like walking into a sauna.

JANE  what a nice surprise for Kiran.

JENNY  I do wonder about doctors these days. They sure are not like the ones of years ago that really cared about their patients. I see a NP every time I have an appointment and she is better than the doctor is.

AMY  would Lloyd be off to that Amish wedding?

PETER  good thing we have those pieces of paper we keep with passwords. So darn many of them it is hard to keep them where they belong.

LARRY  seems like I cannot open anything anymore. I either have to wait for my CNA to get here or my son when he gets here. All my meds come with the easy open caps as I cannot open those childproof ones.   No sun this morning to get it hot, hope we have a few days like this, will feel great.

SANDY  I had something similar to that jar  opener only it was screwed in under the top cabinets. My son replaced the old cabinets and it was thrown away. Could never remember where I bought it. Now would be a great time to get this one. Thanks.

SHIRLEY  I have tried everything to use to open jars and they never help since the one I son threw away.  I know before the day is over I will order one of them for me.

Have a good day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:02:57 AM »
Good morning everyone, yesterday was too busy for me. Way too many phone calls that I answered and some I did not. Another day of it being hot and humid. Might have thunderstorms late afternoon that should break this.

LARRY  there are days with Babamail I check many of those side things and there for hours and other days nothing strikes me.

Expecting a delivery from the pharmacy so better straighten up a bit. Have a great day everyone.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:45:52 AM »
Good morning everyone, woke late and nothing but phonecalls while getting in or out of the shower.  Seldom get calls at that time. Made my whole morning out of sync.  The first was from the pharmacy telling me she would be here in 30 minutes with a med. T old her I would still be in the shower, I move slow. That was on the cell phone, second was from the office where my CNA for today works. She is out today. Must have needed an extra day off, Monday was not enough. Then she told me that the other one I have has a client in the hospital and had a free time,she called her and then called me back, she will be here at noon, Good, laundry day. Still have to have my breakfast so this is short.

Do not know if anyone here gets the emails from Babamail but I saw this on one a couple of days ago.  The lady is in her 90's.

Depression cooking

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:19:08 AM »
Good morning everyone, another hot and humid day here. For the kids who started school last week and again today the schools without AC will release the students at noon. First time this has happened, usually by the time school starts it is not this hot.

LLOYD  yesterday I did go back to bed and slept a few more hours. Heck my time is my own now and can sleep if I can, right?

AMY  I will be happy when it gets no higher than 70° for a high, already 73 now. Like you I dislike the taste of kale and I like most greens.

JANE  don't know why I said niece when I know you said it was granddaughter, blame it on age?

LARRY  I cannot imagine eating any boiled nuts but I do love roasted chestnuts. I used to make my Thanksgiving turkey with chestnut dressing, so very good.  These days chestnuts are much to expensive for my wallet. We did not get into the triple digits except for the heat index.

SHIRLEY  as if Microsoft would know your phone number, I have had those calls and tell them i do not have a computer and they will call back again lat er in the day. Those robo calls should be outlawed.

GLORIA de  I am lucky I only have to see my doctor every 4 months. My back is the only thing I have trouble with.

Have a good day and keep cool.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 03, 2018, 05:28:11 AM »
Good morning everyone, going to be hot here today and for most of the week again. Might have another heat wave this week. According to the weather people we had the warmest August on record here and broke some old records for heat. Already 71° at 4:31am. Yes I am wide awake early today. Had both sons here yesterday and that was nice. Today one is going to a fair today with his wife and daughter and the other is going car races in Thompson Ct. He and my DIL both enjoy them. Around here it will be another very quiet day.

LARRY  I have had nights when my mind keeps wandering to different things and when I finally get to sleep I wake late, not fun. Wonder how long it will take my new SS card to get here. If they go alphabetically mine will be one of the last sent out. Supposed to take a year to send them all out or so I read.

JANE  glad you felt good enough to get to church yesterday.  Enjoy your niece's visit, I know it will be much too short. Prayers ongoing for Jim.

JENNY  wonderful that you will be at the baby shower for you DIL and the soon to be grand. My heart goes out to your neighbor and I pray for successful surgery.

SHIRLEY  if the iPhone came with an instruction book I might have had better luck with it. I did find one online but was not ready to print it out. So many pages to it most likely would have taken a ream of paper and would have needed more ink. I stick with a trackfone flip phone. I seldom use it so have more minutes on it than I will ever use.

JANE  you are so used to being in good health it is hard to come to terms when you suddenly get sick or twist your back like you did, I well know how a bad back feels. This feels to ‪ it has gone on way too long. No matter what I have tried nothing helps and I am so tired of not being able to cook and stand/walk on my own but am glad I can get around with my rollator.

GLORIA  de  it must be a wonderful caring neighbors you have.  I miss when I lived upstairs in my son's house, he would come up every day when he came home from work and so many time he would bring a meal up for me. If I do not get outside most days I would see no one in here. Thank goodness I have the computer and can come in here every day and visit with our cyber family.

JUNE  no staff here on weekends and we are on our own. Except for our maintenance man who is very nice the manager and her slave (we have started calling him that) we are on our own anyway unless she decides to star t picking on someone.

JENNY  don't forget me if you are emailing beautiful pictures, especially with snow. Shirley and I are alike with that.

Looks like I wrote a big book this morning.

Have a great Labor Day everyone.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 02, 2018, 08:38:13 AM »
Good morning everyone. Well Cox was at it again yesterday. No TV computer or phone again. No Skype with my daughter either. I called her on my cellphone to let her know. At least one Saturday a month it messes up. Cannot switch to any other carrier. From what my CNAs say all the senior housing buildings have Cox and you cannot change. Of course they were the first ones in the area. Looks like tomorrow we will  have a return to the heat and humidity, maybe another heatwave. YUCK.

SHIRLEY  in the more than 20 years I lived on the second floor at my son's house did we have a storm and it started leaking in my livingroom. There was a third floor and it was dry up there. My son got up on the roof and found the leak that started on the other side of the roof. He said the wind was blowing the rain so hard from a different direction that it blew the rain under a couple of the shingles and it just traveled. He did fix it and never happened again. He worked as a roofer for many years and knew what and where to look.

LARRY  my daughter has been doing things with her photos with apps on her iPhone that I did with PSP. It amazes me. I have an iPhone that is sitting on a shelf in the closet, could not understand it.

AMY  if I remember right Campbells veggie soup had okra in it years ago. I ate it but do not remember what it tasted like but in can soups everything tasted the same.

JANE  glad your BP went down.

MARY TX  most anything fried tastes good to me.

CALLIE  had a chuckle reading that your Ellen had to wear a girdle. Hope it was not tooo tight.

JUNE  sometimes we can look at some words a dozen times and know it is spelled wrong but cannot figure out just what is wrong.

LLOYD  have a safe trip to Iowa and home again.

JANE  so sorry to read that JIM is in the hospital again. Prayers and hugs for you and your sister and Jim.

JENNY  it has been many years since I watched a soap. Refuse to get attached to any again.

AMY  enjoy that slow rain today.

LLOYD 60° here.

BUBBLE  bet you giggled at some of the answers to your quiz.

Have a good day everyone.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2018
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:11:37 AM »
Good morning everyone, first night  seems like months that I had no AC running. Just open window and fan  going in the bedroom. 55° to start. Wonderful. Tomorrow is supposed to be like today BUT on Monday, Labor Day the heat and humidity return. Yuck.

JANE  glad you are taking it easy for a change, taking care of yourself and your fur babies. The way you are always so busy it is about time for a break but not really the way you want to. Hope you are starting to feel better.

JUNE  cannot remember the last time I felt any energy. Just doing what I have to do and nothing else.

MARY ANN  about the only forum I check is the SS. No more checking out any of the others.

JANE  the firemen in this town are volunteers. As far as I know only those who drive the rescue ambulance get paid.

BUBBLE  thanks for starting the month off with a clean slate. Love your frog and his message. Answer--short?

AMY  less is only 4 letters, not 5.

JANE  short is what I came up with, too.

Have a good day. Time for me to get moving.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:32:08 AM »
Good morning everyone, much cooler this morning 64° and we did no have thunderstorms either to clear the air. Cloudy but at last I finally opened windows to let fresh air in. I did not sleep well last night and if I wasn't hungry I think I would still be in bed trying to get more sleep.

AMY  like your neighbor's mother  I would not want to go into the city to a doctor. The city meaning Providence where all the big hospitals are. Traffic is horrible there and too many shootings and stabbings. I will stay here in a much quieter town.

LARRY  much better day here today. Hope to get out later and enjoy it.

SHIRLEY   my daughter has an iPhone and has been taking wonderful pictures with it. She has some different apps that she can do amazing things with her pictures. She joined a group that experiments with their photos and share tips and help each other. Almost as good as PSP. I will check your link later, have it opened in a now window.

Card Shoppe / Re: Paint Shop Pro and Other Graphics Software
« on: August 30, 2018, 08:21:02 PM »
BUBBLE  in your #3259 Beauty I had used those words in one I did with a graphic of a desert. Those words are so true. Love the different frames.

PATRICIA  last time I checked here you had bottles and glasses. Looked like party time. Like the second one of your designs. In my younger years I wore high heels and even jitterbugged in them but none as high as the heels pictured in the last one. I would break something if I tried standing in those these days.

BUBBLE  got a laugh when I saw cowboy DON and cowgirl BUBBLE. Love it.

Thank you both for the beautiful creations but I am so jealous.  I even tried the V14 that I did not like and am beginning to think the disk drive is not working. Like with the Jask 8 and V12U that I like the disk gets about halfway and stops. Wish I could get my grandson here long enough to check it out. I am getting very bored with this computer.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:38:45 AM »
Good morning everyone, today we are supposed to see the end of this heat and humidity with thunder storms this afternoon. If they materialize most likely they will be bad, usually are after the H and H we have had this week.

SANDY  the beach in front of my in-laws house on Ferry beach was beautiful but now there is no beach. The storms over the years washed it away and now they have put those huge rocks there to try and hold the road back. One of my sis in laws still goes up there every summer and she takes pictures, sad to see it now.

JUNE  oh my I do remember that song. Those old songs we grew up with, they had rhythm and were sung by singers WHO could pronounce the words so we could understand them. I find the same problem with blouses these days, small buttons and seems the button holes are too small.

JANE  about time you take time to take care of yourself. We do care about each other in this cyber family.

AMY  10 years ago I was told by more than 1 doctor that I was too old for surgery and I was still in my 70s. I am still in good health except for the back arthritis.

SHIRLEY  I do not mind bundling up in layers in the winter and going out for fresh air but the last few days I have stayed inside where the AC has been running 24/7 just to keep a little cool. I keep doors closed  to keep the living areas cool but with the sun beating on this side of the building if  never got below 80 in here yesterday. When I got up this morning it had gone down to only 77° and I had it set for 67°. Always love reading your "books"

AMY  wish I could call on Scotty and ask him to beam me up to your home. 85 humid degrees here. YUCK!! Sure hope the forecasters are right about this heatwave breaking today.

LARRY  the maintenance man goes off duty at 4pm and has weekends off. He leaves the property then so he does not get called on his own time. One time the lobby doors got stuck open on a Friday and he stayed till the company finally sent someone to fix it. Could not leave with them open as anyone could have walked in. He stayed till 9pm. The witch is supposed to pay him overtime but she will not. She told him to leave at noon on Friday till those hours were covered. On Friday he leaves for a home they have in Conn. but in the winter if it starts snowing he has to come back right away and start cleaning the snow from the walkways and in front of the entry way. When it snows during the night he will be out there every hour cleaning the snow again.  He is a hard worker and we all like him He has her on his cellphone and the ring he has when she calls him in a dog barking. Most of us would not bother him on his off hours but there are a few who thinks he should be at their beck and call 24/7. On his off time there is a main number to the main office for help and someone from the other buildings the own is supposed to come, half the time no one shows up and when they do they do not know how to fix anything.

LLOYD  with this tiny state  we are never more than 45 minutes -depending on traffic from the Atlantic so have been to the one of the beaches most of my life. I miss it now.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 29, 2018, 10:01:15 AM »
Good morning everyone, supposed to be the hotest today than even yesterday. Not a day for fresh air just for AC air inside. Weather  guesser said it will feel like 105° this afternioon. They will be doing the other half of the parking lot today. Can really see the difference in the 2 sides.

SANDY  in all the years we went to Ferry Beach at the end of the Saco river was it so hot no one was on the beach, the sand was so hot you would burn your feet.

JUNE  hope today is a good day for you. I always thought that "button up" meant to shut your mouth or shut up. I button blouses down and unbutton the same way.

DON  so very good to see your post this morning. With your personality you will soon have new freinds at Chartwell and maybe get them to put on some skits for others to enjoy. Even get your Santa suit on to entertain all the grandkids of the others at Christmas. I wish you the best at your new home.

AMY  glad you got freestones, they even taste better. For several years now in the markets they come from California or the southern east states. The only olace I find freestones are at the farm I like and I don't know where they get them, the have no peach trees. Thanks for posting Finlay's picture. He is quite the young man now.

LARRY  our maintenance man is great, he was hired before this building opened. The witch is always on his back, the word going around is that she wants to get rid of him and hire a family member, there is an apartment with 2 bedrooms that go with the job. When ours was hired he had a daughter still at home with his wife and him.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:26:57 AM »
Good morning everyone. Already 78° so another day to stay in with the AC running. Oh well September will be here soon and hopefully it will start cooling down.

AMY  Prayers for your hubby. He sure has more than enough health problems but he is fortunate to have a wife like you. Hope the peaches you bought are freestone ones. These days I am glad I no longer can peaches, even at the few peach orchards around they no longer have the freestone ones. Today's peaches are impossible to cut in half.

JANE  hope your ZZZZs worked and you feel better today.

JENNY  you really remember everyone's birthday. The ones who did
PSP and made the cards had a list of them but I never kept it. Seems I do remember Lloyd's birthday was the day after.

JANE it is hard sitting for long when your back hurts. One reason it takes me so long to post. I have to keep getting up and moving around or lay on the couch.

LARRY small staff here and the witch is taking this week off. Maintenance man has his own spot. They did paint the yellow stripes for the parking spots and the blue handicap spots on the ground, was almost dark when they finished. Today I think the let it dry good and tonight the cars get moved back to this side and they will pave the other half.

Have a good day and keep cool.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:48:44 PM »
Good morning everyone, noisy around here today. Moving cars and cleaning the parking lot getting ready to surface it again, gets ts done every year, then they paint the stripes on it. Of course the witch is taking the week off so she will escape the noise and smell.  Going into a heat wave for the rest of the week, already 80° and with heat index by the end of the day will fee close to 100°. AC s on already and about 1pm I will have my shades down against the sun.

LLOYD  when I cannot remember something my daughter tells me I have so much memory installed in my brain it is hard searching for it. I will go with that. Our brains are on overload that is why we cannot pull up what we want. Yesterday was the last nice day for this week.

LARRY  I always loved pictures of the west. My FIL had a subscription of Arizona Highways and he let me borrow them to drool over. My daughter sent a subscription to me for Christmas for years and one of their calendars for years. She started years ago putting all the dates on it for me and did it for herself, too. Now the magazine is about half the size it used to be so told her not to send it anymore, can look at it online.

JOY  I sure know how it feels not to get enough sleep. At times I have trouble sleeping and am not nice to be around.

PHYLLIS  August is going to go out with it's last bit of hot and humid weather. According to the forecast today we are to have rain and possible thunder storms on Labor day. I had read years ago that the Native Americans when weaving blankets or anything they always put a flaw in it for evil to escape.

AMY  opened both sites in new windows and will check them later. Makes me wish I could go camping again.

CALLIE  I don't contribute much here but I post anyway. We always want to see you here.

SHIRLEY  my 20 year old microwave did not make it here but it worked for the little I did with it. My some gave me a bigger one when I moved here and in a couple of months the 1 and 2 buttons did not work. Good thing there is a button to add 30 seconds. You have my support with this steamy weather. Going out the door feels like walking into a sauna. I will not be going out today at all. My AC is running and comfortable in here. Wonder if we are the only 2 who look forward to winter and dislike this summer weather. I passed on my greatgrandson's birthday party, can not take a bunch of little ones running around anymore.

JANE  right now I have tomatoes from both sons and really have been getting my fill of them, No matter what I make to eat I have at least 1 tomato along with it. Have a lot of cherry tomatoes, too.Grab a few every time I go into the kitchen.

JUNE  will watch  your link when I finish here. I do not think you would like the 40inches of rain that parts of Hawaii had last week.

GLORIA  de  are you having this heat wave we are in here? Only the first day of it and I feel cooped up in here already.

SHIRLEY  like with the other link I will check your out later.

It is now afternoon and my CNA is not here yet. 15 minutes late, Maybe she is trying to find a place to park. half of the parking lot is closed off for the repaving.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:21:27 AM »
Good morning everyone, another cool night for sleeping, getting spoiled with the last 3 nights but tonight will be the last one because tomorrow according to the forecast the heat any humidity return.

BUBBLE  I think it is wonderful now that people with handicaps can get out and travel and are not confined to their homes anymore. I know without my rollator I would never go out  of my apartment without someone helping me.

JANE  every year my daughter send me a calendar and she writes all birthdays and anniversaries on the right months/days. I would forget most of them.

LARRY  that was a long wait to see your cardiologist. It is sad here how few go outside anymore. On weekends very few go out. Those few more who do on the weekends do because the witch is not here.

JUNE  glad my CNAs can do laundry. The washers are too bog for me to get the clothes out and the dryers too deep for me to reach the back to get the clothes out.

AMY  I never minded hanging clothes on the line even in winter. Always felt and smelled better than being in a dryer.

JENNY  I was sad when I heard about John McCain's passsing this morning. I always liked him.

Have a good day.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:58:53 AM »
Good morning everyone, another nice cool night for sleeping with windows open. Tonight is supposed to be te same but Monday the heat and humidity returns with a possible heat wave. Well it is still August. Yesterday was wonderful weatherwise. More people were out  on the porch or walking around than I have seen all summer.

LLOYD  Hawaii sure has not been a paradise this year between the volcano erupting and not that storm and so much rain.

LARRY  for 2 mornings now it was in the mid 50's when I got up, love that coolness. What Gloria were you speaking to yesterday about respirator problems. Must be Gloria de because I have no breathing problems. Just the damp weather makes the arthritis worse.

CAROL  wonder if we all had a problem with getting someone to fix a problem. For me where I was living I called the landlord that my kitchen sink was plugged up. Had a problem since I moved into that apartment. I kept calling him and he kept saying he would be there. Last time I called his wife answered the phone and I told her I had been doing my dishes in the bathroom sink. He was there the next day. Mistakes? I knitted a fisherman sweater for my daughter with all the cables. Took a long time but I was very careful. When it was finished and I blocked it I saw a mistake in one of the cables near the waistband but I was not going to take the whole thing apart. She did not notice it till I told her where to look.

JUNE  when my daughter first moved to San Diego in one of her letters she said she never thought she would be tired of sunshine but would love to see some rain.

JANE  you will know when you get the bill if the roofers were there or next time it rains.

PETER  I did like that  90 mile walk. You and your wife are so lucky to be celebrating 62 years of marriage. Not many make it to 50. Will watch the link when I finish here. Thank you for all the traveling you do for us.

LLOYD  we are in for a repete of yesterday here and that was about perfect for me. I am having a problem with the Skype update, too different from what I was used to.

AMY  you only slept late because you needed that sleep.

Have a good day everyone.

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