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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #150 on: May 19, 2017, 08:24:29 PM »
Good suggestions, Amy.  Maybe I'll stop in the Goodwill store and see if they have any little tee shirts cheap.  And you did beat me into the jammies. 

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #151 on: May 19, 2017, 10:40:46 PM »
Bis, I think you will be very content with your apartment. You will have everything you need, without a  bunch of responsibility. My bullding is Independent and assisted. Gary was wise when he chose it, so when I really need assistance I won't have to move. Price goes up of course, but it relieves my family of care and concerns. And you are going to find a great joy knowing your family is nearby. I am so happy you are making this move.

Jeanne Lee, I am so sorry you have this problem, and I hope it can be taken care of quickly. You will be missed here, that's for sure.

Janie, I hope your Annie heals very quickly. You have enough concerns,  you don't need to be worrying about her scratching. I hope you can find a help.

I am going to close down and get ready for book and bed. We had to turn on the A/C today, but it has cooled down enough where I can open the windows for the night air.

Sleep well dear hearts. God is watching over us. Hugs and Love. June

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #152 on: May 19, 2017, 11:15:16 PM »
Good evening.

We have just returned from our three grandchildren's piano recital.  They all did wonderful and we were very proud of them.  The oldest, Matt, has been playing for a few years, but Luke and Kate have only been playing for 6 weeks.  Kate did well with a fairly simple piece and Luke is a natural.  He played a piece that was quite difficult and played it like he had been playing for a long time.  There were 10 total and they all were so casual about the whole thing....it was very enjoyable.  When I played in a recital back in the day, every one was stiff and scared to death! 

JOAN, it is good to see your new home in Fairhope.  I know you will be comfortable there and having the family close will be so nice.  Living by Finlay will be so nic...good for you and good for him.  I am very happy for you.

AMY and JANE, we used a "onesie" for our granddog when she was spayed....it worked great except for the matted hair it caused...besides she looked as cute as could be. The snaps on the bottom area allowed her tail so be out and it was easy to pull up when she had to go outdoors. 

JEANNE LEE,  I am sorry you are having electrical plug probl Ms. 

JANE, you have had a lot going on, so no wonder you are worn out!  Poor Mickie...she was not happy to be left at home....hope her voice will return soon.  Happy Annie seems to be doing well.

CAROL, what would the age be of your friend that was born and raised in Leadville?  There is a very good chance he might know of my family also.  As CALLIE said, she and her late husband knew my aunt and uncle.  It is a pretty small world. 

LLOYD, I am happy to read that you and Nancy will continue to live in your home. 

JUNE, we are around 6k feet here in Highlands Ranch. 

HAL, it is always sad to loose our firemen in a fire...

Pleasant dreams to all....sleep well.

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #153 on: May 20, 2017, 01:16:15 AM »
I've read all the posts, nodded in agreement, smiled & sent hugs as each needed..... but Jenny, can't go by without a "thanks for the memory" about those recitals.  My sister started piano before I did, she was used to performing but still didn't like recitals. On the other hand, I refused to perform... even refused to walk down the aisle for my aunt's wedding as flower girl.  I told 'em I would not do it after the rehearsal so they got another of the cousin/niece girls about my age....maybe 3 or 4. I have a great gr-daughter so much like I was, strong willed we call it now.  ;)

My teacher gave gold stars for each perfect play back each week... and I always got gold stars without ever practicing.  By the time I came along (#5), Mother realized we could grow up without her watching every move  and made us responsible for doing what it took.  Each week I'd play the music I was supposed to have practiced, get a gold star on the page, then the teacher would go through & have us play several songs we were to practice & play for her next week. 

When the recital was looming ahead we were allowed to take our sheet music & didn't have to memorize the whole thing.  I was to play "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" for my first (and last) recital.   I played about half way through, lost my place & folded the music up, took my bow & walked off like it was over.  The large room was full of people but I had not mentioned it to my family, they knew I didn't perform.   ;) I never went back to lessons again.  Mother didn't push the extras on any of us, allowed us to be individuals.  I was never bashful, never met a stranger, but I didn't perform!  I have always been grateful for those lessons and learning to read music.  Years later I played the drum & enjoyed being part of the marching band. 

My grands were involved with so many activities I felt sorry that they never had free time to just play, and the great grands are so occupied with lessons of all kinds they don't know what it is to do nothing, they have to be entertained constantly.  They don't know how to make up games or create something from whatever they can find.  Piano lessons was about the only extra activity anyone I knew ever participated in, no sports or anything in grade school, none of my grands had piano lessons, but we bought a piano & I saw to it our kids learned to read music early on.  Was it like that for the rest of you "back in the day?"  Times change.
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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #154 on: May 20, 2017, 03:07:02 AM »
mother Nature woke me up ans said time to get a drink of water ( dry mouth).
Back to bed I go see you all later. it is still raining here very light, it has not got violent here but not many miles away has. sweet dreams to all. Shirley you should go back to bed and get some good rest also.

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« Reply #155 on: May 20, 2017, 05:29:29 AM »
Good Saturday morning, Everyfriend.  There's assorted mini muffins to accompany your coffee or tea . I wish everyone a nice day!!

 
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CHUCKLES

The New Horse

A champion jockey is about to enter an important race on a new horse.

The horse's trainer meets him before the race and says, "All you have to remember with this horse is that every time you approach a jump, you have to shout, "ALLLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly in the horse's ear. Providing you do that, you'll be fine."

The jockey thinks the trainer is mad but promises to shout the command.

The race begins and they approach the first hurdle. The jockey ignores the trainer's ridiculous advice and the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump. They carry on and approach the second hurdle.

The jockey, somewhat embarrassed, whispers, "Aleeee ooop" in the horse's ear. The same thing happens--the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump. At the third hurdle, the jockey thinks, "It's no good; I'll have to do it" and yells, "ALLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly.

Sure enough, the horse sails over the jump with no problems. This continues for the rest of the race, but due to the earlier problems, the horse only finishes third. The trainer is fuming and asks the jockey what went wrong.

The jockey replies, "Nothing is wrong with me--it's this bloody horse. What is he--deaf or something?"

The trainer replies, "Deaf?? DEAF?? He's not deaf--he's BLIND!"


Food For Thought

What's Done Cannot Be Undone
By Fred Bultman


Scripture Reading: Matthew 27:1-8
Judas threw the money into the temple and left.
Matthew 27:5

What was Judas trying to accomplish when he threw those thirty pieces of silver back at the priests who had paid him to arrange Jesus' arrest? Did Judas think he could throw his own guilt back at them? Or that he could unload the evidence of his guilt-that noisy, clanking evidence he'd been carrying around for the past 12 hours?

But the deal was done, and the betrayal of innocent blood could not now be undone.
I believe that even Judas, however, could have turned around where he was and confessed his sin before God, and that God would have forgiven him-just as God has forgiven so many other betrayers who have come back to him in repentance. No sin that we are sorry for is too great for God to forgive.

But what had seized Judas was not a spirit of repentance but a spirit of remorse. Judas was sorry for himself. An old confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, describes repentance as running away from sin and finding wholehearted joy in God through Jesus. Judas ran away, but as he fled, he tried to ditch the evidence of his sin and to run as far as possible from God and Jesus.
Feeling sorry for yourself-that is not repentance. Being sorry you got caught, being sorry someone else got hurt, being sorry things didn't turn out is not the same as saying "have mercy on me, a sinner."

Forgive me, Lord Jesus, for I have sinned. Use my sorrow to turn me to you and your cross. Holy Spirit, please make the Lord, whom I betrayed, my Friend again. Amen.
 

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"You may never know what results come of you actions, but if you do nothing there will be no results."

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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 morning, Everyfriend.  There's assorted mini muffins to accompany your coffee or tea . I wish everyone a nice day!![/color][/b][/size]

 
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CHUCKLES

The New Horse

A champion jockey is about to enter an important race on a new horse.

The horse's trainer meets him before the race and says, "All you have to remember with this horse is that every time you approach a jump, you have to shout, "ALLLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly in the horse's ear. Providing you do that, you'll be fine."

The jockey thinks the trainer is mad but promises to shout the command.

The race begins and they approach the first hurdle. The jockey ignores the trainer's ridiculous advice and the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump. They carry on and approach the second hurdle.

The jockey, somewhat embarrassed, whispers, "Aleeee ooop" in the horse's ear. The same thing happens--the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump. At the third hurdle, the jockey thinks, "It's no good; I'll have to do it" and yells, "ALLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly.

Sure enough, the horse sails over the jump with no problems. This continues for the rest of the race, but due to the earlier problems, the horse only finishes third. The trainer is fuming and asks the jockey what went wrong.

The jockey replies, "Nothing is wrong with me--it's this bloody horse. What is he--deaf or something?"

The trainer replies, "Deaf?? DEAF?? He's not deaf--he's BLIND!"


Food For Thought

What's Done Cannot Be Undone
By Fred Bultman


Scripture Reading: Matthew 27:1-8
Judas threw the money into the temple and left.
Matthew 27:5

What was Judas trying to accomplish when he threw those thirty pieces of silver back at the priests who had paid him to arrange Jesus' arrest? Did Judas think he could throw his own guilt back at them? Or that he could unload the evidence of his guilt-that noisy, clanking evidence he'd been carrying around for the past 12 hours?

But the deal was done, and the betrayal of innocent blood could not now be undone.
I believe that even Judas, however, could have turned around where he was and confessed his sin before God, and that God would have forgiven him-just as God has forgiven so many other betrayers who have come back to him in repentance. No sin that we are sorry for is too great for God to forgive.

But what had seized Judas was not a spirit of repentance but a spirit of remorse. Judas was sorry for himself. An old confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, describes repentance as running away from sin and finding whole hearted joy in God through Jesus. Judas ran away, but as he fled, he tried to ditch the evidence of his sin and to run as far as possible from God and Jesus.
Feeling sorry for yourself-that is not repentance. Being sorry you got caught, being sorry someone else got hurt, being sorry things didn't turn out is not the same as saying "have mercy on me, a sinner."

Forgive me, Lord Jesus, for I have sinned. Use my sorrow to turn me to you and your cross. Holy Spirit, please make the Lord, whom I betrayed, my Friend again. Amen.
 

Thought of the Day

"You may never know what results come of you actions, but if you do nothing there will be no results."

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #156 on: May 20, 2017, 06:48:42 AM »
Good Moring Everyfriend!  And a very good morning to you, Joanie and a special thank you for the goodies this morning. 

Annie has had her pill that she takes on an empty stomach and we're in "wait" time for breakfast.  When the beeper goes off, we'll all eat.  I think the dogs are getting used to this because when they hear the beeper they head for the kitchen.

I have to go out for a bit today.  I need to return some books to the library, get coffee creamer, look for a tee shirt for Annie at GoodWill and drop the ribbons off at the church for the Acolytes Award Ceremony tomorrow.  I think that's all there is.  I might pick up some English muffins to make breakfast sandwiches for the freezer, too.  The past week has been so busy and I've been so tired that I've eaten most of the breakfasts and lunches that I had prepared in the freezer.  I have to restock. 

We are supposed to have rain again today.  it figures!  We haven't had any for a week now.  I wish you all a lovely day filled with whatever you wish for!

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« Reply #157 on: May 20, 2017, 06:55:38 AM »
Good morning, Janie.  I think you have your sweet dogs well trained.  They keep saying we will get rain, but it doesn't happen.

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #158 on: May 20, 2017, 07:03:40 AM »
Good morning everyone..

I really pounded my pillow last night, felt good to sleep so sound.

Going to be a beautiful day out today.The gazebo top will go on today, a trip to the dump with a pile of branches  and laundry hung on the line. Might just squeak in some cookie baking  also.

Jane, amazing how animals know the time and even adapt better to the time change than us.

Joan, thank you for breakfast

Enjoy your day everyone..

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« Reply #159 on: May 20, 2017, 07:45:53 AM »
Good Morning everyone. I am up now for the day I think.Partly Sunny and 61º
here. I am going to the shop and do what I should done yesterday.
Have a great day.

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« Reply #160 on: May 20, 2017, 07:48:16 AM »
Good morning everyone, I felt like a zombie yesterday. I di lay on the couch when I finished here and next ting I know my ohobe was ringing, my CNA was calling from downstairs for me to let her in. I did not get out of my jammies and robe all day. Last night I did sleep better. A cold front came in over night and this morning I shut the AC off and is is quiet in here now. Will be able to open windows again.

JOAN  as long as we see you here that is what we look forward to. Not just your “stuff”. Getting ready to move is a lot of work and I sure hope you are not doing anything strenuous. Just let your family do most of it with you telling them what you want to take. I wish you many good years close to your family once again.

LLOYD  glad you got the rain you needed. We have rain in the forecast for Monday.  Those with allergies will like that sw it will cut down the pollen in the air now.

JOY  I do feel bad for those whose family ignore them. Those people will be old one day and I would not wish them to be ignored but it would be what they deserve.

JANE  glad that Annie is moving like she wants and hope Mickie gets he voice back. She must have felt so lonesome alone for so many hours. I thought right away honey to soothe her throat but is it OK for dogs? Two days in a row we broke records for heat. Thursday and Friday we were in the mid 90's.

HAL  the heat with a good breeze is one thing but with the humidity climbing with it  is time to stay inside with the AC running. Sad when a fireman dies doing his job.

LLOYD  looks like having your grand daughter and her husband living there sounds like a good plan. You will miss all that bug machinery but it is time to let them go. As long as you heave your woodworking shop you will always have something you enjoy doing and less stressful on you.

CALLIE  glad you and your family were not in the path of the latest tornadoes.

CAROL  I remember when we had a May snow storm and how so many trees and flowering bushes broke from the weight of the wet snow.

LARRY  glad you could make it earlier for echo cardiogram.

JOAN  it is so tiresome when a lot of people come and go in our homes. I hope you had time for yourself to rest.

GLORIA de  we should enjoy today's weather after the last 2 days. Yesterday we broke a record of 89° set in 1906.

JOAN  which floor plan will be yours? You did say something about a 2 bedroom before. I would like living there.

JEANNE LEE  hope it does not take too long to get those outlets fixed.

AMY  wonderful. I imagine your hubby is happy to be finished with those trips and the sitting there. Prayers now that he is 100% cured forever.

SHIRLEY  “back in the day” we played out in the fresh air and used our imaginations for entertainment. These days kids are in front of the TV or computers and going to organized things.  How many kids do we see out playing anymore?

JOAN  love your chuckles today. Food for Thought reminds me of how often I wondered how Judas felt for his betrayal. Thank you for today's goodies. Hope you have a quiet week end.

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« Reply #161 on: May 20, 2017, 09:56:23 AM »
Good morning everyone. Setting on the patio enjoying my coffee and visiting with you. Nice and cool with a little breeze.  Still no rain.  Nothing much on tap here today.

Amy, do you have to assemble your Gazebo every year?  Do you have any wild Stawberries around your place.  I was invited to some friends summer place when I was in Canada and the lady of the house fixed some preserves from Strawberries growing nearby, yummie.  So many small lakes in Canada, it seems everyone had access to a cottage. 

Hey, I felt something fall on my head that was wer.  Hope it was rain
lol.......

Joanie, enjoyed the nourishment for the body and soul.

Gloria, hope your day goes well and you get some energy back.

Have to agree about kids of today, the all seemed to need expensive things to be entertained.  Even when out to a meal, they want some electronic gizmo to play with, they never just sit and listen to the adults conversation, as we did. 

Hope you all have a good day.

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« Reply #162 on: May 20, 2017, 11:22:21 AM »
Hi everyone.  It is an overcast and very humid morning as I found when I went to put letters in the mailbox. 

I have been busy this morning and made myself a to-do list of things I hope to accomplish today and have several done already but had to sit down and rest.  I have fixed Pat's sausage muffins and they are in the oven. I have grated the two pounds of cheese.

On Wednesday Scott rearranged our family room furniture so that my easy chair is facing the TV, as does Pat's. rather than be to the side.  I was finding that if I watched the TV my neck started hurting so we put the divan where my chair and side table had been.  Now the electrical cords are visible back of the end table next to my chair so I need to get them hidden as much as possible as they are unsightly.  We have a plan in mind and hope it will work. I also need to bring Pat's laptop down and get the software all updated, which is not a hard job. 

Last evening we went to the other new restaurant in North Augusta that opened last week. It is called Diablo's and is called a Southwest Grill.  It was quite tasty and I know we will go back from time to time.

Lloyd, I totally misunderstood sometime ago when you spoke of your pending change of situation on the farm.  Thanks for the clarification. 

Joan, what is a semi-circle baseboard?  Is that your heating system? Thanks for the link to where you are moving.  I read through the information on the link and it sure looks like it will be a fine place to live.  It seems the rates are very reasonable compared to what they are in a lot of places.  I would never consider going into  a retirement community where I had to upfront a huge amount of money and the monthly rental basis seems ideal.  I sure hope you love it there and know being where your family will be easily available will be a joy for all concerned.  It sounds like a wise move to not move furniture and just select new items that will fit your new home. Will you have a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment.  The floor plans look good. 

Sandy, I take it you have no A/C in your apartment building.  Keeping the air moving certainly makes things more tolerable. 

June, you are right although sometimes we may push a little too hard.  My mornings are my best time so like today I try to get anything that involves much effort done early. 

JaneS, I sure hope your handyman can get the squirrel out of your attic.  We went through a bout with them over 20 years ago and they can sure do a lot of damage.  Glad you are getting things fixed.  Please take care of yourself and get rested up as you have been under a lot of stress.

Amy, so happy for your husband and you that those trips for chemo are finished.  Do you get frequent electrical outages.

Jenny, I well remember the piano recitals I played in for the seven years I took piano.  I think I was always nervous.  With three youngsters practicing the piano it sounds like the instrument gets a lot of use.  Is it possible for a grandparent to hear a sour note--I wonder!  :)

Shirley, I bet you were a pistol when you were little.  What am I saying I bet that really hasn't changed and good for you.  You march to your own drummer and nothing wrong with that.   My sister and I both had hour lessons and it cost fifty cents each.  Sometimes I think it was about the only time my mother could stop working when she took us and rested while we had our lessons.  The piano is my favorite instrument but seldom play it anymore.

Gloria, our humidity this morning is really high and we supposedly have 90% change of rain tomorrow and 100% on Monday.  I sure hope the weatherman is correct.  It is a same we don't see kids out playing very often.  Our former neighbor across the street has two boys and they were often out playing in the driveway or the street and I really liked to see that. 

Hal, I am shocked when I see the price of toys for kids.  My great grandchildren get so many gifts at Christmas that it looks like a blizzard of wrapping paper.  I well remember we would get one main gift like an erector set, a new box of crayons or truck and maybe three or four smaller gifts plus a stocking with some candy an orange and maybe some very small items. When our children came along we didn't overdo at Christmas for them and they certainly didn't get everything they said they wanted.   

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Re: Soda Shoppe 5-14-17
« Reply #163 on: May 20, 2017, 12:22:38 PM »
Sandy:  Before I forget, I saw an article about using fans almost as good as an air conditioner & the picture showed a box fan flat on the floor.  Can't find the item but I wonder if that is a new way to move the air?  You could put it at a slant perhaps? 

Callie and Jenny:  Ray Kitt was born and raised in Leadville.  He and Ann lived in Denver when we met them - I think they were born in the 30's well before us. 

Amy: You are a good example to me - I went downstairs and did some more intricate (to me) sewing yesterday and quit when I finished one little piece of the pattern.  It just looks daunting overall.  It sounds like you are handling things very well.

Joan:  The places all look so nice and easy living too.  Best of all, you will be closer to family.

Jenny:  Love those grands - I know you do and so do I.  A granddaughter is flying back from Portland today and one grandson is driving from Minnesota.  We are awaiting reports.

Larry:   Isn't it the pits when you do one little different movement and aches and pain follow?  Glad you are setting things right.  Take care you two!

There is still snow on the ground but roads are now dry - icy last night.  There are two new birds nests - one in front in an ironwork item and one in back under the staircase.  One will be the same Robin - the nest looks just like last year. 

That is all from Highlands Ranch - the Ranch is no more.  We do take a walk in a park area where Swiss farmers  would take their cheese to market and the trips covered several days by wagon.  Now, we have to drive a ways to see cattle or horses but there is still some open space. 

 




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« Reply #164 on: May 20, 2017, 12:47:41 PM »
Good morning.....sun is shinnng and it is to start warming up!  The snow is melting quickly!  It is still predicted to freeze tonight.  Will have to keep plants wrapped and ones that can be brought in will be! 

LARRY, absolutely not.....no way can we possible hear a sour note!  I had to chuckle at a piano lesson being 50 cents!  Currently, each lesson for the grands requires an extra zero behind your 50 cents! 

SHIRLEY, now days every second of a child's life is scheduled for them, and I find it very sad.  The schedules are so tight that choices have to be made constantly of what to do when commitments over lap!  Pitiful is what it is!  Had to smile as I read about your days of performing.  Need I say it did not surprise me one bit!😜 Love you! 

Thank you, JOAN, for the enjoyable offerings for today.  It is so good to have you back! 

CAROL, of course I know exactly how it is to wait for word of how our traveling family is doing!  Aren't we blessed to have that in our lives?  Do you know what Ray Kitt did for a living in Leadville?  More than likely he had something to do with mining, but maybe not?  I will ask my dad if he might remember him.

I am so happy with our Smokey.  He has settled in very nicely and we are sure happy to have him.  He now seems to show that he is MY cat, rather than Bob's.  He pays attention to both of us, but seems to want to spend more time on MY lap and he cuddles with me at night.  😸

🇺🇸 Today is Armed Forces Day.  🇺🇸   We have always attended open houses at military bases and watched fly overs, etc.  Sadly, I do not know of any here to go see😪

Enjoy you SaturdayEVERYFRIEND 😍

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« Reply #165 on: May 20, 2017, 01:21:55 PM »
It must be time to say "Good Afternoon" because I just heard the usual Saturday straight-up-noon test of the warning sirens.  The sun is shining or they wouldn't be tested.

So far, this is an "Upside/Downside" day.

Upside:   The annual Neighborhood Yard Tour is this evening from 5:00 - 7:00.  Since the neighbors on either side of me put their back yards on the tour, I also put mine on. I put new lights in the flower beds yesterday morning  and they all came on last night, even though it was really cloudy all day.

Downside:  When I started to take a shower last night,  I discovered I had no hot water.

Upside:  Repair person arrived soon after my call this morning.

Downside:  As I suspected, I need a new water heater and have to wait until Monday for installation.

Upside:  That's already scheduled and the new system will be much more efficient and "earthquake resistant".
Also - because of the water issues in the country home in which I grew up,  I can manage with kettles of boiling water until Monday.

Carol,  We didn't know anyone in Leadville named Kitt.  However,  "born in the 30's is not "way before" me.  I was born in 1935.   ;D

Everything in the yard is ready for visitors except sweeping the patio;.  Will do that this afternoon so I don't have to do it twice.

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« Reply #166 on: May 20, 2017, 02:23:26 PM »
Nurse and lady that does my grocery shopping have come and gone.  I am making piles of things I want to be packed for shipping.  For those who asked, I believe my apartment is 2 bedroom.  Joe signed the lease.

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« Reply #167 on: May 20, 2017, 04:06:58 PM »
I am home for the day. Blood pressure was 184 at six o'clock this morning, and that was sour grapes to start the day with. I decided to thumb my nose at it and go about the day as usual, but the body didn't agree, so around ten o'clock I changed into comfortable relaxing clothes and am staying at home. A good choice.

Bis, Food for  Thought throws a new light on being sorry for sin, for sure. It will be nice to have a spare bedroom Bis. That way if family wants to spend the night the opportunity will be there, and in the meantime, you will have a place for an over-flow of "stuff". Now when Dan and Nancy come down from Santa Cruz, they stay with Gary and Dori. Isn't it a great comfort to have Joe and others making decisions for you ? I love it !

Gloria, I am doing your "Zombie thing" today. I am completely worthless, and just accepting it.Too tired to fight it.

Callie,our here the "earthquake resistant" was metal strapping that went around the water heater, and then secured to the walls of water heater closet. It is a good plan.

Bis, I do hope you take rest periods during your choosing of stuff to ship, and as long as you will have extra space in the second bedroom, if you have a question of "take it or leave it", Take it ! You can always dispose of it later if it is not needed. At the same time, if you wish you had not taken something and wished you had….there is still good old Amazon, no matter where you live.

I'm going to go put a frozen Marie Calendar Chicken pie in the Microwave, and that will be the main meal of the day, plus some fruit..apple sauce or diced pears.

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« Reply #168 on: May 20, 2017, 06:06:57 PM »
Hello again, Everyfriend!  It sounds like you've all been busy "being friendly" with one another.  I only have a minute because Mickie is getting her voice back and she says it's suppertime.

I did some errands today and the putzed around the house a bit and I was feeling tired so I checked the couch out for zzzzs and by darn, there they were.  I pulled Isabel's afghan over me and that was it.  I was gone for 2 hours.  At first I felt a bit washed out when I woke up but I feel pretty chipper right now. 

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« Reply #169 on: May 20, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
Carol and Sandy, I wonder about putting a box fan flat on the floor.  The air is brought in from the back of the fan and if the fan is flat, it might not be able to draw enough air to cool the room.  I have a hassock fan that I can adjust the position and there is space between the floor and the fan.  If you do put the fan on the floor, maybe you can put a book or two under the fan to raise it. 

Jenny and Shirley, today there are so many more things for kids to do, some quite tempting but not necessarily good for them, that it  behooves parents to try to pick worthwhile activities.  My cousin’s DIL kept her kids busy so they would not get into trouble.  They did not have time to get into trouble and they turned out to be very nice adults.

Callie, I had a similar experience one time when going to take a shower.  I was more lucky than you because all I needed was a thermocouple to start things going again.  When I did need a water heater it was because the WH leaked.

June, 184 blood pressure is nothing to ignore.  What was the lower figure? 

Joan, the floor plans of the apartments look very efficient.  I think you will be very happy living near your family.  You should see them more often and vice versa. 

Dot’s new glasses have not come yet so she still cannot drive.  Therefore, we will not be going to church tomorrow. 

Jane, it's good to hear Mickie's voice is coming back.  It must have been frustrating to her.

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« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2017, 03:56:42 AM »
Mary Ann
your post was not to me / but if you do not have the fan propped high enough so it can freely draw air it will over heat and burn it's self out and could cause a fire. not quite sure what you are trying to do. we have ceiling fans in in most every room . they have revers switches on them. they can be set to move air up or down as desired. hot air rises up on its own.  winter when we have them on turning up draws the cold air up off of the flower and out and down the walls   and makes the room warmer and more even temperature. hope this helps. some times have them on slower speed so doesn't make a draft on you but room more comfey. have a great day.

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« Reply #171 on: May 21, 2017, 05:46:25 AM »
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up a bit early but that's OK.  Today is church day and maybe I won't have to rush.  Also have to straighten up for my human dynamo cleaning lady tomorrow.  She's going to finish the deep cleaning that she didn't get to and then give the rest a once over.  After that, we're goint try a twice a month thing until we see how the time an money go.

I didn't realize it but it's actually beginning to be daylight around 5 a.m.  Not light enough for this old lady to drive but light enough that I don't have to turn the outside light on for the doggies.

I guess I better get started on what I have to do this morning.  Have a lovely day Everyfriend.  Don't do anything you don't feel like doing!

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« Reply #172 on: May 21, 2017, 06:49:16 AM »
Good morning everyone.

Over cast here and they are calling for rain. I did hear some fireworks going off last night but not the big bang ones that scare the girls, hope tonight will be the same.

I did manage to wash floors yesterday only after I found some  of Janie's zzzz's  2 hours worth of them!!! Didn't get my baking done but  may try to do some after VON leaves today.

Hal, the frame work is left up over winter, it is just the canvas top and sides I have to put on/up.

Larry, no we don't get too many but even one is an inconvenience. This last outage was caused by wind damage and some folks were still without power yesterday. We were lucky ours came back on Thur night.

Jenny, I loved the idea of a "onesie" not sure they come in the size I would need as my girl is 85 lbs! Will keep that in mind though to tell others with a smaller dog.

Carol, I hope you post a photo of your quilt when done.Daughter in love is putting borders on one of hers and she is mitering the corners!

June, hope your BP is a better number this morning.

Gloria, thank you for your prayers, we just heard that a friend of ours is back taking more chemo..hers came back. Hope you had a good nights sleep last night.

Callie, we can get through times like this but how would some of the younger generation handle it? Cooking from scratch is also another one that some can't or won't do too.

Mary Ann, I agree with Lloyd make sure you have good air flow under your fan..maybe set in on 4 chairs if you can.

Jane, a robin starts singing every morning at 4'30 ish.....and sings its heart out, right outside my bedroom window. I do try to ignore but it is loud.

Joan, good morning.

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« Reply #173 on: May 21, 2017, 07:43:03 AM »
Good Sunday morning Everyfriend.  I am sorry I have no graphic or "stuff".  That will have to wait until after I move.  I wish you  blessed day.

Janie--Good morning.  My cleaning people are going to have a huge job to do this time after the flood and painting.

Good morning Amy.  They are predicting rain here mid-week.  I sure hope they are right.

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« Reply #174 on: May 21, 2017, 08:52:10 AM »
Lloyd and Amy, it wasn't for myself that I was mentioning the fan on the floor.  Someone suggested it to Sandy and I said something should be put under the fan to give it some air intake.  I have a hassock fan that can be adjusted to face in any direction to distribute the air.  Thank you both for your advice and I hope Sandy sees it. 

Dot still is not able to drive, so we are not going to church or OTB this morning.  Tuesday I am leaving for Indps and will return Saturday but I don't know how I will feel Sunday as to whether I want to go to church or not.  I will be quite active this time in Indps as I will go to the rehearsal dinner, then the wedding and reception following.  That's a lot of activity for an old lady!

We had a storm go through about a half hour ago and now it looks as if the rain will leave the area and things will be clear.  Maybe the rain is headed toward Amy.

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« Reply #175 on: May 21, 2017, 08:57:28 AM »
Maybe I can still help a little, Joan, until you get settled, with a  graphic now and then to start a new week.  HERE

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