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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: Today at 06:55:33 AM »
Good morning everyone, 68, quite a bit cooler than yesterday. For a change the weather  guessers were right about a storm. No hail here and even tornado warning up for awhile. The rain looked like it was coming down is sheets and not drops. Lot of loud booms but not much lightning. Lasted about 2 hours.

LLOYD  good luck with that radiator.

JANE  hope you slept better last night. If I am over tired I have trouble sleeping.

LARRY  I only went to an IHOP a few times. There is not one close to here.  My son grought me a few books by Louie L'Amour of the Sackett series. Some of those have been made into movies with Tom Sellick.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: Yesterday at 07:50:07 AM »
Good morning everyone, going to be hot again today, already 75. We always said the dog days of August for the hottest month but July has been pretty hot and too humid.

LLOYD  did you have a pattern for the chair you  made or did you just think about it and make it? Bet you could make money selling them.

CAROL  wow a free house cleaning. After 4 years here and not being able to clean like I used to, I could sure use a good cleaning here. Doesn't look dirty but I used to wash walls and windows and everything every spring. Windows more often than that. My Mom washed windows and put up clean curtains every month. Guess I take after her in some ways.

AMY  we have thunderstorms in the forecast for late afternoon, during the traffic rush home at the end of the work day. Glad I will not be on the road, bad enough driving when it is pouring. Would rather have a light steady rain for a day or more than a downpouring rain that just runs off and doesn't sink into the dry earth.

GLORIA de  I read most of Zane Gray books, love the way he described the locations he was writing about. I always pictured the area that he was writing about. My daughter has a big collection of his books.

JENNY  have a safe trip home with no storms along the way. I know you would like to stay with your Dad longer.

AMY  I imagine the dust bunnies are multipling under the couch and under the bed. Half the time they do not sweep the floor in the bedroom unless I remind them. They are no allowed to move furniture, not even a chair.

Have a good day and stay cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:32:20 AM »
Good morning everyone, 71 had a loud and bright rain last night. Yes we finally got the thunderstorm the weather guessers have been predicting the past week. More in the forecast for today. No sun this AM just overcast and gloomy.

BUBBLE  looks like we will be calling you the picture lady. Remember that was what BUNNIE was called way back in SN?  I don't think I can remember how to post pictures anymore, been too long.

GLORIA de  maybe youshould have gone to the emergency again when it started bleeding. Hope you can see your doctor today.

LLOYD  the chair you made is beautiful, good finish on it, too.

BUBBLE  thanks for making Lloyds pictures larger.

JANE  I know you will enjoy lunch with your old coworkers.

LARRY  I am afraid my son will be bringing me more squash that I can eat. Of course I could share them with my CNAs or some friends here. I have ice cream in my freezer but did not have any yesterday. So much for celebrating.

Better get moving or my CNA will be her e before I get dressed for the day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:45:44 AM »
Good morning everyone, 69 to start and overcast. Might have showers or a Tstorm later. My #1 son came over yesterday, surprise second time in less than a week. I did cook the summer squash and the small zucchini yesterday and it came out very good. Of course I could not  eat  it all so will finish it later.  He told me I can expect more later. Too bad that squash does not freeze good. Just heard that today is National Ice Cream day. Glad I have some in the freezer so I can celebrat later.

JANE  wish someone could fix my back like that  doctor fixed your Vertigo. It will be another week or 2 before local blueberries are ready. I better work on clearing food from the freezer so I have room to freeze some.

LARRY  ny daughter was telling me yest erday they had almost an inch of rain. For that area they measure by tenths of an inch so that was welcomed. I enjoyed the second visit of my son yesterday. #2 son was here Friday instead of the week end. He has things ne needed to do on the week end. Any time either one comes is a pleasure. My Windows 10 updates when I shuutdown for the night. Have no idea how long it takes because I go to bed. It shuts off when it is done.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link for Jane's photos.

JANE  how sweet little Emma is. How fast they grow.

JUNE  I know how hot is ge ts on the hird floor especially with the sun beating on this side from noon till sunset .

BUBBLE  love your graphic for our new week. Goes with the books I have been reading. My son has a collection of books by Louis L'Amour. Most all westerns. Several of his books have been made into movies. He wrote hundreds of them and I have yet to find one that I didn't like. The story about the secretary had me laughing, better be careful what we write on checks.

LLOYD  hope you get some needed rain and get rid of the hot temperatures.

AMY  I pounded my pillow last night, too. Did not sleep much Friday night and last night was in bed at 8, stll light out. Woke at almost 7 this morning, at least I do feel better now.

Have a restful Sunday.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:23:55 AM »
Good morning everyone, 64, wonderful. By the end of next week we will be up to 90 again.

JUNE  I am lucky one son comes here most Saturdays or Sundays. The one living close calls often but does no get here that often and does not stay as long as he did Friday. I talk with my daughter every day on Skype.

JANE  yesterday worked out very good for you, wonderful.

JENNY  so glad your Dad is doig so good and everyone likes the PT.

AMY  the way you did your squash is what I do. That is when I usually have a nice crusty Italian bread to sop the juice up. It will take me a couple more days to finish it. One of those things that are as good or better warmed over.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:18:07 AM »
Good morning everyone a nice 64 this morning. Yesterday's temperature was as perfect as one could want. Busy day yesterday, #1 son alled and said he would be over and he came with 2 summer squash and 2 zucchini, nice small ones, from his garden. He stayed 2 hours (surprising) and he was in a talkative mood. Enjoyed. Then my CNA came and she cooked the fresh produce for me with peppers and tomatoes but I added the seasoning. She had a little of it with me and enjoyed it. Half hour after she left I had a visit from the case manager from my insurance. Once a year they check up on everyone. Always ask if they can do anything.

LARRY  My son bought me some Kcups when he bought the Keurig and also the flter for loose  coffee. I have 2 cans of coffee that I want to use up. So fast getting a cup of coffee in the morning now. The staff here s the witch, her slave and the maintenance man-he is the only one that is good. This is only a senior living place, as long as we can take care of ourselves and follow the rules they do not care about us as long as the rent is paid on time. Get yourself one of those long handled grabbers and you will not have to bend over to pick thing up from the floor. I have one but seldom have to use it.

JANE  glad the doctor left it up to you for the shot or the pills. I have been to one whe gave me a shot before I had any say in it. I always had a high tolerance for pain but these days there is no letting up for it, pills no longer do anything and I will not take them more than prescribed. I have aa dozen jelly jars I no longer use. I thought of sending them to my daughter but they might all break the way they toss boxes around even when fragile is stamped all over the box.

JUNE  sorry your foot  is hurting for so long.

JENNY  glad your Dad is doing so good.

AMY  hope today is easier for you.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:44:06 AM »
Good morning everyone, nice morning at 62. Too bad it takes hours after sunset to cool off. Would be great to sleep with the window open again.

JOY  price of the washers & dryers here just went up to $2.25 a load. I make sure I have a full load every time my CNA coes the laundry. I know a few here who wash almost every day and only small batches. T oday some of the beaches here will be closed because of riptides from that hurricane. Amazing how far away those storms affect those huge waves that  are rolling in this morning that just showed on the news.

JANE  have you got a can to try and keep weight off your leg when you have to walk? Hope you do not have to wait long for the orthopedist. Good luck.

JENNY  it is pretty hard staying off your tailbone. Any time we sit unless we have one of those donuts and even laying on your back. No fun.

AMY  I am not a fan of garlick  and use very little in certain food, lie a roast pork and my spaghetti sauce. Nothing much exciting ever happens here.

Just got a call from my son. he is on his way bringing some things from his garden.
Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:31:41 AM »
Good morning everyone, had rain during the night and a cooler 66 this morning. Nothing planned for today, CNA will be here at noon. The witch is on vacation and all is peaceful here. We could have high surf along the shoreline because of the hurricane at the end of the week and weekend. I am loving my new Keurig, so easy and fast and a good HOT cup of coffee. Whether with the coffee I put in the separate filter or a K cup it is good.

AMY  did not realize I missed a day posting. Getting senile in my old age? Hope not. Think I need a vacation or a change of scene for awhile? Then again it is too hard going anywhere these days. The only time I will eat potato skin is when baked and the skin is crispy and lots of butter.

JANE  how about wearing those sun glasses over your glasses? I know too much weight on the nose and ears. I tried that. I also tried those clip on sunglasses but scratched the lens edges. Seemed like every job I had I drove east in the morning and west going home.

SHIRLEY  about the only time I am out in the sun now is walking around outside and I just look down when walking toward the sun, if in a car I can just shut my eyes, that is if I trust the one driving.

DON  it is hard moving from a place you made home and moving to senior housing. Don't know how it is where you live but here it can take years to get into a good one. One lady who lived here had her name in a place for 4 years before they had an opening. The tenants in the one where I am are all very nice and when a person is not seen for a couple of days someone will knock on their door to check on them.

JANE ouch hope your knee and walking is not as painful today. Believe me I know how t feel to have pain walking bur it is not my knee. Do have an ace bandage to wrap you knee in?

JENNY  looks like the crazies all over drive like the roads are dry whether it is snow, ice or rain. Now to get the help needed at home for your Dad. Give him a hug and a welcome home from us.

AMY  surprising when  perfect radish bites you back.  Take a few to just enjoy and all of a sudden it is like a hot pepper, full of bite.

LARRY  my daughter has to keep a cooler in their vehicle when they go food shopping. Takes them an hour to get home. Right now she has stopped buying ice cream because by the time they get home it is beginning to melt even with those ice packed in the cooler. They have tried many different coolers and find the one they are using is the best one. Driving in close to 100 for an hour even with AC in the car  it gets hot after an hour. Love the story you posted.

It has taken me 3 hours to post this, think I am really slowing down. Have a good and cool day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:10:33 AM »
Good morning everyone 61 to start the day, going to be hot and humid again today.  Today is the  69th anniversary of our local NBC channel, first TV channel in RI. Remember the days when The Outlet dept. store was where ut started. Biggest Dept store in Providence. They put a TV in one of their windows and it was always crowded with people looking at it. At Christmas at a big corner window it was full of animated Christmas figures, always people standing there amazed by all of it. Like all the other department stres in the down town are they are no more thanks to all the malls around.
 Yesterday was beautiful, once I got myself started I was outside most of the day. Glad I did, today will be an AC day, today they have already said it is a bad air day. There is a big lake at the other end of the state that had been closed for swimming because of bacteria. They cannot find where it is coming from and the people living around it are getting pretty angry not being able to go into it with the hot weather. Even some of the ocean beaches were closed for swimming in the heat last week. Imagine sitting on a hot sunny beach and not being able to go into the water to cool off?
 Just heard there are 11 boys out of the tunnel and 2 more to go. Thank God. Reporter said 2 boys have lung infections. Prayers they can be cured. Imagine drinking the water in that cave? Wonder if any of those boys or the coach were/are boy scouts or something like that.

 Think I will get ready and go out while it is still cool and the sun not burning hot. Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:38:00 AM »
Good morning everyone. Just  heard on the news that they have taken 2 boys out of that cave and are on their way to a hospital. I pray they can get the rest of them out today.
 it is 58 and another good night for sleeping witn no AC.  I was outside about 4 hours yesterday, perfect day for it.

LARRY  wish you and Pat a wonderful anniversary. I know I am a day late but that's me-a day late as usual. Happy Birthday to PAT.

MARY ANN   I had my right shoulder replaced but it is the left one I twisted somehow that I am being careful with now. Still aches so am very careful what I do with it. Trying to hold that arm close to my body but still have to use it at times. With the heat we have just broken here I have been thinking about when I was a youngster and my Mom would start canning on the big old cast iron oil stove we had. Not even a fan back then.  I have had the days mixed up this week. My son usually comes on the week end and with him coming on Thursday it messed me up even more. Doesn't take much to do that these days.  Yestterday I was wondering why my CNA didn't come, she comes Monday not Saturday.

JANE  you have my mouth wa tering for some of the raspberries you picked. Local blueberries will be ready here in about 2 more weeks. Will freeze some of them and just eat the rest. I have at least 2 quarts of strawberries in the freezer already.

JENNY  my daughter heard from her son that the fire close to him was almost  out and he could rest from the threat of getting out. What your Dad is going through makes one wonder about the medical profession and hospitals today.

CALLIE  your dessert sounds like something I would enjoy.

GLORIA de  Getting so all we do these days is see a doctor or go to emergency rooms.

SHIRLEY  I seldom have anything "going on". I think my life is just plain  routine here.

AMY  I do do a lot of "nuttin". Beef Barley soup is a favorite of mine. Most any home made soup I love.

SHIRLEY  Bubble sent you a lemon potato recope? Can you send it to me? Like you I love potatoes and could make a meal of just them.

PETER  like the link you posted. I would like t he potat oes but keep the sausage. I would never want someone to use their fork in my plat e and I would never put mine in anyone's either.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to the lemon potatoes. I know my daughter would love them. She used to eat a lemon like one would eat an orange.

LARRY as of last evening the fire near my grandson only had 10% more to be put. Thank God.

Have a cool day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:31:55 AM »
Good morning everyone, I am awake and feeling good, we had rain yesterday with little thunder and lightening in early afternoon. No AC last night and window open with the fan going. Down to 52, ahh my kind of weather, can breathe again. Having a good cup of coffee from a new coffee pot. My son 2 took the rest of the week off after the 4th to use some vacation days. I had asked him to check on the Keurigs for me and he brought it yesterday. I am actually having a cup of HOT coffee after adding milk to it. Much better than lukewarm to start the day. The sun is shining and the sky a beautiful bright blue this morning. Guess you know I will be speding most of the week end outside enjoying it. Heat and humidity will return next week.

Yesterday while on Skype with my daughter she got a text from my oldest grandson. there is a new fire in the area where he has a house and they have already been alerted they may have to evacuate, that is in San Diego. He bought a house that he has been fixing up to the way he wants it and it is in the country in a canyon. Fires like canyons from what I understand.

LARRY  I am still being careful how I use my left arm, trying not to move it fast or reaching for something but at least it is not hurting like it did.

JENNY  I have been mixed up on the days this week with the holiday on Wednesday. With my son here yesterday instead of today that threw me off today thinking it was Sunday. With so many seniors living in Arizona there must be some home healthcare services. I am lucky my medical insurance pays for the help I get. Have a safe trip to your Dad.

JANE  maybe there was good sales yesterday and that is why so many came through you register with so many purchases?

JUNE  I laugh every time I hear a younger person talk about the "Golden Years".

LLOYD  not a good time for the AC to quit. Mine has kept me cool in here for 4 years but we have not had heat like this since I lived here and it could not keep it cool this time. Enjoy the wedding today.

JANE  it cooled here too and I love it.

AMY great to wake this morning to cool temperatures. Actually finally slept in bed last night and sure feel better this morning. I never could take heat and humidity, first warm/hot day in spring I look forward to the fall and cool weather.

Keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:34:00 AM »
Good morning everyone, 78 now at 7:15am. sorry I missed yesterday. Trying to sleep on the couch is not working too good. When my son comes next time I will ask him to move the AC to the bedroom. Several ponds, lakes and beaches were closed for swimming on the 4th because of high bacteria, still not open for swimming. Not good for all those on vacation this week and all the heat and humidity. They had a few emergencies at the 4th Parade in Bristol for heat stroke. some of the mardhers and some spectators, too. Imagie marching with those wool uniforms some of the bands wear in that hot sun for 2 miles or sitting and standing on the sunny side of the street. I would have been one of them is I was there. At one of the houses along the rout a laddy had a hose going and spraying the marchers as they went by. Might have felt good for a few minutes.

SANDY  I only hace 2 windows, one is each room and don't think I would like anything that keeps light out. Would not like living with lights on all the time. I do not spend my time looking out but do like day light coming in.

JANE  know I have beel complaining about the heat but glad this heat is not like this all year.

JOY  your lobster roll is the best kind. Years ago near where a niece lived there was a small restaurant and the lobster rolls there were like that and at that time were $1.25. Bet they cost a lot more these days.

AMY  warm from the sun is how I like my tomatoes, too. Best flavor.

SHIRLEY  shoulder is not as sore but not back to feeling normal. I have been careful what I do. I don't know how anyone can work in this heat.


AMY  I did not post yesterday, too worn out to sit here.

We have a chance of thunderstorms today. If we get them I hope it clears the air.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:33:22 AM »
Good morning everyone 77 already at 7:30 am. Guess I am getting bet ter at sleeping on the couch or just worn out from ladk of sleep but did sleep more last night. At least I don't feel like a Zombie this morning. This is supposed to be the last day of this heat. Will believe it when the high tomorrow is what it is here now. Could be the weather guessers are trying to make us feel better today. I do not envy those marching in the long Bristol parade today. Would not want to be even sitting along the curb waiting for the parade to go by. Along the street they march the center line in the road is awlays painted red white and blue. Oldest  continious 4th parade in the country.
We had a power outage yesterday while I was on Skype with my daughter. I called her to t ell her what happened. Then went out into the hallway to see others standing around. One lady came up on the elevator and told us it was cool downstairs. soe we piled into the elevator and down we went. The generator worked for the first floor and the elevator and the lights in the hallways. Someone called the power company and was told their generat o went down and would take a couple of hours to get back running. 25 minutes later the power was back. Just heard from weatherman that the heat index yesterday in northern RI was 106. No wonder we all felt like we wanted to just sit in front of our ACs.

SANDY  if I put up anything to reflect the sun away on the windows I would have to take it down as soon as the witch saw it. I did see some curtains in a catalog  that are supposed to reflect the heat but if they were shiny in the windows on the outside she would not want those either. Still wish my atartment was on the north side of the building. We do have white shades and the only time they are up is in the morning before the sun hits these windows.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link.

AMY  your quilts are wonderful.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July however you celebrate the day. I will be staying inside where it is cooler than the 87 it is already.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 03, 2018, 08:25:12 AM »
Good morning everyone, 73, tried sleeping on the couch again last night. With the sun shining in here from 1pm till sunset it feels like the AC just cannot keep it cool in here. It is blowing out cold air and I have 2 fans on to circulate the air but at night still hot. This is the first time in a long time it has been this hot for so many days. No official heat wave but in this northern part of the state it has been over 90 for 3 or 4  days.

Twisted my left shoulder somehow getting off the couch and it is hard to move it at all. Every time I do I have to do it slowly. My left hand is resting at the edge of the shelf the keyboard is on, hard typing.

DON  so good seeing your post this morning. Glad Bubble could get in touch with your son.Take care of yourself. Would be a good idea for one of your sons to call and check on you every day. Cannot be too careful as we age.

JENNY  I am stuck with this apartment.The lady across the hall is now in a nursing home. The back side away frm the sun where one sees trees and birds and even deer at times. The witch must have been talked to becaus she is trying to behave. Will not last long.

PETER  I r emember once being at the ocean when I was very young and picking up a bunch of small snail shells. Suddenly I felt something moving in my hand I opened my hand and threw them down. Older sister explained to me that they were alive and were caled  PeriWinkies. Never picked up anything that looked like a snail again.

JANE  after working hard at WM. you sure did not need a sleepless night. Before I finally looked into why I got bad heartburn in the middle of the night then was told it was GERD and have meds for it now, I would take a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Tasted horrible but I sure burped for awhile and finally got to sleep.

AMY  just heard we MIGHT get a thunderstorm about 4 this afternoon. When we went to my in-laws summer place in Maine we would see Muscles all over near the shoreline and the rocks. Nobody picked them. Now they are big sellers and are claimed to taste better than clams. Talked to second son and luckily he is working inside with this heat.

Better get moving. If I start now I might be dressed when my CNA gets here. Try to keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 02, 2018, 06:52:49 AM »
Good morning everyone 71 already.Even with the AC going set lower than I usually set it it was too warm in here. Did not see anyone outside at all. With the sun beating on this side of this building it did not help, shades were down most of the day. too. Just heard on local weather this heat will be with us all week.If I slept 2 hours last night I would be surprised. Just too warm in here. I do not like summer.

JOY  before I got this apartment I was hoping to get one on the north side but instead got this one on the south/west side and get the heat bouncing from the black pavement in the parking lot.

AMY  love it. a guard in a prison. Prisoners would revolt against  her, too. We really do not expect much from that meeting but sh is trying to smile and say hello. Too little too late. It tool me 2 days to clean and slice and freeze 2 quarts of strawberries. Still have a pint or more in the fridge to just snack on.

Think I;ll go see if I can get some ZZZZZZZZs before my CNA gets here at 10:30/ Laundry day.
Keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:53:36 AM »
Good morning every one 77 already this early. According to the "official" weather we only got into the upper 80s yester day but it was in the low 90s here. A difference from where they get that temperature and what we have away from the shore. so no heat wave yet.

JOY  glad you are starting to feel better. No plans for me for the 4th. I get worn out every time I go anywhere.

JANE  my son brought me 2 quarts of fresh picked strawberries yesterday. I have washed and cut them and this morning I will get them in containers and in the freezer. In a few weeks the blueberries will be ready but they are easier to freeze.

SHIRLEY  before computers and Skype we would call each other once a month on Saturday evening. The phone bills were high when we did that. Like Skype much better.

JENNY  when I went to my son and DIL's home for Christmas and all her famiy was there I got hugs from all of them. I knew some of them before my son started dating her so I was like a member of her family.

JUNE  the one at that meeting repesented the owners. The witch is trying to be nice and will smile and say hello. Most of us ignore her. Glad you used notepad. Best way I know not to lose a post.

BUBBLE  love your graphics for this month. I love seeing our flag. Yesterday some of the veterans here were talking about how disgusting it is to see people dressed up in the Stars and Stripes. Glad I am not the only one whe feels they are disrespeful of the flag and our country. Love the Perfect Son, had a good chuckle with that one.

LLOYD  we had 2 inches of rain a few days ago and it was much needed.

LARRY  the help I get is from my insurance. They are a big help for me but there are things they are not supposed to do, washing windows and moving furniture are 2 of them. I used to move my furniture often to clean beneath and behind. Makes me wonder how clean it is behind things now. A few of them have washed the windows inside but is one of their bosses saw them they could get fired.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:09:43 AM »
Good morning everyone 73 at 7:30. From what I saw on the weather looks like a gib part of the country is in a heat wave for the next few days. So thankful I have an AC and fans to move the air around.

LLOYD  glad we will not hit 100.  Try staying in the house as much as you can.

CALLIE  ar least the humidity is not high here right now.

LARRY  after the rain we had a couple of days ago my widows on the outside are all spotted from the dust that was on them. That is a job I cannot do. The CNAs I have are not allowed to wash windows so will have to live with them. Hope you are feeling better today. Like you I rather have time with my family than a gift. Means more to me. I have been saying lately tha t I have no blubber left to hold the heat in. With no appetite I do not eat the way I used to and have lost too much weight. As someone said if they look at me sideways they would not see me. Some cities here open cooling shelters but only during the days. I have lived in a city and the heat on summer nights feels as bad as during the day.

JENNY  I always have got hugs from my 3 and still do except for my daughter who is too far for our arms to reach. Older son's family are huggers too. Even my little greatgrand runs to me for hugs. Of course those I really enjoy.

SHIRLEY  I sent you a couple of emails yesterday, hope you got them.

JUNE  enjoy your 4th celebration. Nothing planned here.

GLORIA de  pretty hard to keep feet up all the time especially when one lives alone. Would like to see the doctors who say that to do it.

AMY  second son will be here this morning and when he leaves I always go out with him and walk to his car with him. Today that might be the only time I go out. I will have my shades down by 1pm against the sun.The heat also bounces up for the black pavement in the parking lot.

JANE  been awhile since I lost a post and I thype on notepad then copy/paste to the post box and make sure it is there before I close the notepad. Lost too many before I started doing that.

PETER  I try getting out in the mornings at this time of year and then stay inside away from the sun and heat. Thank you for news about  Don. Have been wondering how he is doing and praying for him.

Have a good day and keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:03:39 AM »
Good morning everyone, the sun is shining and the rain is gone for awhile 67. We got more than 2" of needed rain. For the next 5 days the guessers are saying 90 or more. First heatwave of the summer and that means high humidity, too. As long as I have my AC working I will be OK. Of course my apartment faces the south west and late afternoon it get s hot in here and being on the top floor it gets pretty warm even in winter. Yesterday the humidity was 95%. Just heard the mayor in Providence will have the water parks will open today because of the heat. The pools will be opened on the third. They are free and opened to the public. Glad he can do something nice.

JANE  ever have fresh picked blueberries in milk? Years ago where we lived a neighbor's son picked blackberries that were huge and she asked if I would llike to make some jam, she would teach me how. She sent her son to pick more. Best neighbors we ever had. She taught me about canning. Her husband and her took me to the Salvation Army in Providence for canning jars. Got 36 jars for 30. Imagine 10 for a dozen quart jars today? I do feel much better this morning, thank you.

GLORIA de  several years ago in Providence they had a group of guys attacking people walking alone. I don't remember if they caught them of not.

AMY  always the way about getting keys to replace the lost one.

JOY  only once did I have a UTI. Felt horrible for a few days and finally called the doctor but he was booked solid and saw the NP. She told me if I had waited another day I could have died. Don't know how I drove to the office and home again. Glad it was only a couple of miles away. Like you I have things in the cabinets I never use, like a set of dishes that were my Moms and I just cannot throw them away. They were her good company china and older than me. Let my sons get rid of them.

SHIRLEY  I had never heard of a UTI when it hit me. I had chills so bad that my teeth were chattering, could not stop shivering. We are from a generation who did not go to a doctor for every little thing but took care of it ourselves. Right, I will not enjoy the heat that high for 1 day and now those so smart weather folks say for the next 5 days at least we will be in a heatwave. I will not be going outside unless it is early in the morning. Doubt that will happen because my mornings start right here with my coffee. This is my second HP desktop and no problems with the other one but the hard drive was too small for all the graphics I was doing. Kept trying to delete something to give me space. I am far from knowing anything about computers, I am so thanful my grandson keeps this one going.

JENNY  the hottest I have seen it here was 105 and that was years ago and we did not even have a fan then.

AMY  glad I do not have to go out in the heat later today unless I want to.

Have a good day and keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 28, 2018, 10:06:44 AM »
Good morning everyone, 67 and it is raining lightly. No going out for a walk today. Looks like the next week we have rain in the forecast every day.  Had a surprise yesterday, oldest son came and got me to go to their home for the afternoon and supper. Got to see my great grandson. Boy is he full of energy. He likes my rollator. After I get hugs from him he looks at me and then my "wheels". I know what he wants but I pay no attention waiting for him to ask if he can push it. He will talk  and talk but not ask but looking into the big dark eyes I jst had to give in. He loves giving his stuffed toys rides on it. Of course he likes getting rides on it, too. Wow pouring all of a sudden.

LARRY  no foot rest or seat belts on a rollator so not safe to ride on. I know my son will give his granson a ride around in the house on mine but he goes slow. I have a HP printer that is about 10 years old and no trouble with it. Better than this HP computer lemon. Rather have heat on my back. 5 minutes with an ice pack and I am shivering.

JANE  I feel like I goof off every day but not by choice.

JENNY  so happy that  your Dad sounds better when you talk to him.

AMY ironing? What is that? My son brought me some local strawberries last week end and on Wednesday my other son and DIL picked some and brought me some. I had already eaten more than half of the first ones. So sweet and tasty. Love the That Age. too true.

JOY  I have 2 boxes of pictures that  I have tried going through the get rid of some but could not through any away. I will leave that to my children. I did get rid of many things when I moved here.

BUBBLE  I am so sorry to read about Don.I will be praying for him.  Please keep us informed on how he is doing. I still miss listening to him and his music on Sunday afternoons.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:48:04 AM »
Good morning everyone 58. I did nothing yesterday but lay on the couch with the TV on and dozed on and off all day. Slept good last night and do feel more energetic today. Guess staying off my feet most of the day helped with the pain. Ahh these 'Golden Years(?)"

JOY  only had a ITU once and the NP gave me just  2 antibiotics and was surprised how fast they worked.

MARY ANN  any dangling earrings are bad to wear around babies. They love to grab at them, too.

GLORIA de  that  shot is very costly. Glad your insurance pays for it when you really need it.

JENNY  the few surgeries I had I was always cold, too, and asked for another blanket. When I had the capal tunnel ones it was as outpatient and they had nice heated blankets. The first one that doctor had me sedated but the other doctor I had for the other 2 just numbed my hand/wrist. I was awake the whole time and never had to have the wake up after. I dislike being sedated, I have a hard time waaking after. When I had the shoulder replacement the surgery was at 1pm and I really did not wake till the next morning. My DIL s tayed at the hospital and said she talked to me in the recovery room but I did not remember it at all.

LLOYD  getting pretty dry here, too. We were almost 2 inches short last month and this month we have only had brief showers so we already have a big loss  of  needed rain this month.

AMY  I intend to ask my NP next month when I see her about a chiropractor for my back. I had seen one who advertised that he specialized in back problems but he is at the other end of the state, could not sit that still for that ride.

JANE  hope you are enjoying those casseroles. I like making the ones that freeze good. Of course it in one of my CNAs who does the cooking for me. Have short lines and just enough customers so you are not bored.

Had my coffee and time to get into the shower and let the warm water beat on my back as I just sit and enjoy it. Have a great day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:56:43 AM »
Good morning everyone, a real sleepy head this morning. Woke at  4:30 and thought too early to get up turned over and woke a little after 9. Still sleepy.

PETER  I did use Bubble's link late yesterday and I enjoyed that trip. I loved the history and the buildings. Thank you.

LARRY  my thought was that at times even with my rollator it is hard to walk and they cannot push me in the rollator. I had checked several sites when I bought mine online and do nor temember where I saw the one that converted.

JUNE  I feel like you did yesterday, just worn out tired of doing nothing.

CAROL  hope you have better luck with your HP laptop than I have had with my HP desktop. Have had nothing but trouble since day 1.

JENNY  glad your Dad is doing so good.

SHIRLEY  have not been able to find mothballs around here for almost 10 years. Good to have around to keep critters away. I sure would go with you to Paneras for breakfast or lunch.

Just cancelled my CNA for today. Going to either go back to bed or on the couch.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:46:22 AM »
Good morning everyone 63 now but will go up to the high 70 or low 80s later. Just heard we could have our first heat wave next week end.

PETER  in yesterday's link all I got was someone talking about an abanded canal.

LARRY  in the temperature you had yesterday I would not go out the door. Thanks for the link.  I am not ready for that yet but will save the link. Takes less room than the rollator when folded. Looks like something I saw when I went online looking for rollators. I saw one that converted to a wheel chair.

JENNY  gosh that seems fast to be out of the hospital but the lady here who had a hip replaced was out of the hospital and into rehab in just 3 days, too. Everyone was surprised. Looks like they get them up and out fast now.

JANE  hope that shift is an easy one for you.

AMY  ham is one meat that can be used in a lot of ways. I would save a ham bone and make a vegetable soup like my Mom made or a pea soup. Both soups freeze good too.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:55:40 AM »
Good morning everyone 62 and another day of possible showers and late day thunder storms. Does not feel hot enough for that.

Nothing happening around here and nothing to chat about. Anyone with arthritis knows what  this damp weather does to them. All I want to do is lay down but that does no good either.

LARRY  glad the transport chair worked for Pat and she could shop. What is a transport chair? Is it like a wheel chair? There is a wheel chair here in the exercise room for a resident to use ii needed. Wound not work for me because you have to turn the wheels and with my shoulders I cannot do that.

JANE  for many years my youngest sister in law and I would go for a walk in the snow, especially the first one of the year. I miss that. As good as the walkways here are cleaned of snow I will no longer do that but will go sit on the porch and enjoy it. I talk to my daughter every day on Skype but it is not the same as being together.

CAROL  too many new drivers every year who do not know how to drive in the snow or even on the roads at any time.

JUNE  as long as we wake every morning and can still move we are lucky.

JENNY  at times I wonder why some nurses took that career when they do not belong in a hospital.

PETER will have to try that.

BUBBLE  thank you for the link to Peter's site. I have never been good for hunting for something online.

AMY  what time is dinne? Scalloped potatoes and ham always went together for me and my daughter still makes them together. One of my favorite meals. One of my sons makes scoppoped potatoes from a package but not like home made, to me they are like glue.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:21:09 AM »
Good morning everyone, 58 and gloomy. Looks like the week end will be humid with chance of rain and thunder storms late. Not a great week end.

Larry I do better walking but cannot walk far without leaning on the handles of the rollator. I can no longer straighten my back, bending over more and more. I always stood straight and sitting the same. When I get  a glimpse of myself in a mirror I am shocked to see my back now. I do walk outside every day but not  as much as I used to. Seems like here no matter where one drives they run into road repairs. Winter weather is hard on the roads along with all the big 18 wheelers. The governor has started taxing those big rigs to travel on our roads and the truckers are furious.

JENNY  hope your Dad is not feeling much pain. Prayers for a rapid recovery.

JANE  you must be "busting your buttons" with pride about Natalie.

JUNE  thanks for posting that story. I had read that years ago, this time I saved it. Love your new picture, added it to others I have saved from the days of SN.

AMY  we need rain here, too. Last month we had too mch and this month we had less than normal.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
Good morning everyone 59 now but will warm up later. For a change I slept good last night. Feel awake and that is great. Lately feel like staying in bed.

MARY ANN  Wednesday is when the land scapers come here. They start at 7am with their mowers and weed wacjers and leaf blowers. When I first moved here I woke early and was outside early. I was wa ching the wind blow the dust into the air and realized it  was heading for my windows. Came up as fast as the elevat or would take me and shut my windows. Too late, had dust on everything.

PETER  around here when it gets hot the humidity rises. That is when I stay inside with the air conditioner running. Seldom even a breeze on days like that.

JUNE  I am sure you enjoyed all he Hawaii celebraion even if you cannot participate. Cannot open what you wanted to share.

SHIRLEY  like you I stay out of the sun. When we used to go camping at North Truro on Cape Cod I always liked a cloudy day. When I was young I loved walking in the rain or when it was snowing. There are a few more things to do in my daughter's new home inside and my SIL has been working outside clearing brush away from the house. He has more solar panels to set up and a windmill to put up. She always said she was born in the wrong century, she would have been a good pioneer. Well she is just about that now but with some modern convenients. They are both enjoying it after the noise and polution of San Diego.

Does anyone have a problem with their keyboard skipping a space when typing? I try to keep checking for those spaces so I can backspace to get rid of them. Anoying.

JENNY  I am so sorry about your Dad falling. I will be praying for a fast healing after the surgery. We have a 100 year old lady here who broke her hip almost 3 years ago. She was in the hospital and into rehab for a total of almost 4 weeks. Now her family insisted she use a rollator. Before that she never used the elevator but used the stairs. She still goes out and walks around the parking lot. No keeping her down. She is also blind, can faintly see the shape of the cars so knows where she is. She is such a wonderful lady. God knows why Mark did not get the job in Hawaii. Things always work for the best.

AMY  hope you can get that key with no problems.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:19:04 AM »
Good morning everyone 65 now but will be a possinle 80 later. Lately I have to get outside in the morning, too hot in the afternoons.

LARRY  if my rollator cannot go with me I cannot go either. I used to be able to use the shopping carts but no more. Even my walks outside are getting shorter.

SHIRLEY  I was always healthy until 6 or 7 years ago when my back got to me. Other than that I am still healthy.

AMY  now you made me jealous, going swimming. Have not done that in more years than I can remember.

Better get moving CNA will be here soon and I am still in my robe and nighty.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:28:24 AM »
Good morning everyone, I just realized I never got in here yesterday. Oh well I had nothing interesting to say. Just saw on TV about the hail in Denver. Hope Jenny and Carol had no damage.

AMY we did get some rain Monday hight but with the AC running I did not even hear it.

JANE  leave it to you to have something unusual happen like that mirror.

LARRY  I know how Pat feels. Even sitting here at the PC is getting harder to do and I do have a comfortable chair. 

Better get moving. Have a different CNA coming today, miss the one I usually have. Hope she is enjoy ig her vacation and the one today is OK.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:16:30 AM »
Good morning everyone, sky ha a hazy look this morning already, humidity starting already.

JOY  not sleeping well is no fun. I had a time where I could not get to sleep until time to get up.

JANE  the last time my daughter was here she made a casserole with sweet potatoed and pecans. She had got it from a Penzy's catalog. I tried it once but it did not come out as good as hers.

SHIRLEY  seems like several volcanoes are erupting not only that horrible one in Hawaii.

On local news they showed the beaches and already people are on the sand and in the water.

Have a good day and stay cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:19:10 AM »
Good morning everyone, for a change I am up early. Just heard the weather, into the 80's today and tomorrow hot 90's and humid. Sure will not go out if it gets that hot.

Happy Fathers day to all our Dads and Grandpas.

CALLIE  looks like you were busy. I always like fresh green beans with ham, tasty.

SHIRLEY  good luck with the new computer. I don't think I could get used to a touch screen.

JUNE  like  you I have no appetite and it is hard to cook anymore. I have tried most TV dinners but there is something in the preservatives they use that burns my throat so don't try anymore. Just making scrambled eggs wears me out and I head to the couch to rest my backand the eggs get thrown out.

GLORIA de  JOAN sure kept us fed good every morning but I liked her DD the best, she made sure ther e was always plenty or us, someone else liked the lemons, too. I think it was Amy but not sure.

AMY  my younger son and I are the radish eaters. His wife doesn't like them so never bought them. I did and would share them with him. Now since I moved here and they bother me I no longer buy them.

LARRY  A Praying Father is wonderful but it also can be said for a Mother, too.

LLOYD  have a good time at your granddaughter's home. We ate predicted to have upper 90's tomorrow. Yuck

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:27:25 AM »
Good morning everyone. La te again. I was close to the end of a book last night and just had to finish it-at 2am. I don't know about anyone else but I find it har d to get the the best part of a book and put it down to the next day. Supposed to be a good week end BUT humidity goes up on Monday along with the heat and will be into the 90's. Will not go outsice late in the day and the AC sure will be running overtime.

GLORIA de  the same aroud here with the lemon DD. They claim there is no one wanting them anymore. To you and me they are the best ones they made.

SHIRLEY  like you I have danced to some of those big bands. Here in Providence and at the end of the pier at Old Orchard beach in Maine. That was music to enjoy, not like the noise today.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link.

JANE  Emma is adorable. I know how you feel  being so far away from here. When my daughter had my 2 grandsons I went there when they were born. Missed them when I got home but she was so good at sending me pictures all the time. Back then she had to wait for the film to be finished to send the pictures. Now we have computers and digital cameras and smart phones so easier to keep in contact.

LARRY  the NP yesterday was just checking up on well the CNAs do their job and and keep up their records in the folder they have here.

Better get moving. Have a good day.

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