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  • Carol: Sorry for the sad news on Gloria.  I have not been to this site for months or even years but did "see" Gloria on other posts.
    June 21, 2019, 03:59:52 pm
  • brian: not   everyone  would   take trouble to tell  chatters  Lindancer
    June 04, 2019, 12:48:22 am
  • brian: thanx  lindancer
    June 04, 2019, 12:47:23 am
  • Lindancer: Good morning, This is a message from one of Gloria's neighbors. I am sorry to tell everyone that Gloria passed away yesterday.  I am sure this is not the correct place to post, but I am not familiar with this site,but know that Gloria spent many hours talking to everyone here.
    June 03, 2019, 11:25:02 am
  • brian: better   do more  research  Poochers
    May 09, 2019, 11:30:48 am
  • brian: snip·ing /ˈsnīpiNG/ noun 1. the action of shooting at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range. "sniping assumed great importance during WWI, especially where trench warfare was prevalent" 2. the action of verbally attacking someone in a sly or petty way. "there has been
    May 09, 2019, 11:29:42 am
  • Pooch1: "Sniper" is a noun.  "Snip" is a verb.  Not funny to be unknowing of the difference in how the two words are treated.
    May 09, 2019, 09:03:06 am
  • brian: so military  snipers   just   snip  LOL
    May 08, 2019, 11:22:01 am
  • Pooch1: 3rd graders learn to double a final consonant preceded by a single vowel before adding 'ing.'  Snipping refers to cutting remarks.  A snipe is a bird.
    May 07, 2019, 06:46:46 am
  • brian: its  sniping  not  snipping poocharooni lol
    May 06, 2019, 11:02:33 pm
  • Pooch1: Well said, Oldiesmann.  Perhaps brian can devote his time to other chat rooms instead of constantly snipping at you.
    May 01, 2019, 10:49:02 am
  • Oldiesmann: brian: If/when I find a suitable solution, I will install it here. I run this site in my spare time and do not have an unlimited amount of time to develop/find a proper solution.
    April 29, 2019, 04:58:04 pm
  • brian: wellmycheal  looks  like its not  going to happen--------   doesnt  seem to be  a problem in my 20 years   senior  chatting with other rooms!!!!!
    April 21, 2019, 11:34:37 am
  • mycheal: Chatroom would sure be nice
    April 17, 2019, 08:11:25 pm
  • brian: almost  every  site   on the Net  has a  chat room--------  now  why is  that? I suggest you  go to a room  like [link]   and   ask  them!
    March 18, 2019, 12:24:02 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Finding one that will integrate with the forum system is not easy. If you've got some ideas please send me a PM or email with links and I will investigate further.
    March 17, 2019, 09:12:31 pm
  • brian: chat  systems  are a  dime a   dozen
    March 11, 2019, 11:53:11 pm
  • Oldiesmann: brian: The chat system we used to have on this site stopped working and I haven't found a good replacement. If/when I do I'll put one in again.
    March 10, 2019, 02:00:43 pm
  • brian: no chat  still?must  be  to technical      LOL
    March 09, 2019, 04:20:34 pm
  • joyous: Cold weather has arrived in Louisiana!  It is 30 degrees now at 8:00 A. M.  and prediction is for no higher than 49 today..  Certainly  BAD fir our traditional Mardi-Gras , but it WILL go on.------JOY
    March 05, 2019, 09:00:27 am

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Messages - maryz

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
Yesterday at 05:07:46 pm
Jeanne, I agree about the lack of service.  But the two floors that don't have access to another elevator have access to the outside through ground level doors in case of an emergency.  It's still not a good situation.

Sharon, I'm SO sorry about your knee.  It does sound like you've reached the point of replacement.  Can you get in to see your orthopedist tomorrow?
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 22, 2019, 04:44:05 pm
jane, I'm surprised, too, that they don't have someone to fix it quickly.  But the 1st and 2nd floors are the only ones that have no other elevator choice - and all these apartments are independent living, so I guess that's why they can get by with it.  But, it'll be brought up at the next residents' meeting.  And all of us have access to outside without stairs or elevator.

Glad you're getting some "me" time.  Caregivers usually don't do that often enough.  And my potter friends love that you're buying work directly from them.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 22, 2019, 11:31:24 am
Interesting here this weekend.  My apartment has a scheduled weekly cleaner again for the first time in 6 months.   :nanadance:

And the only elevator I can use is out of order.  I'm on the first floor and, because of the way the building is situated on the site, all the main services, including the dining room, are on the third floor.  Oops!  They brought me my dinner last night, and then called this morning to see what I wanted for lunch.  Still out of order...and will be so until Monday.  At least somebody will be bringing me my meals during that time.  Fun and games!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 21, 2019, 04:34:44 pm
So sorry, Sharon!  Our hearts are with you and all your family.  I know you'll keep us posted on what happens next.

Terrible temperatures, Darlene - glad we're "only" around 90...and humid.

I was awake for a couple of hours in the middle of the night, then up about 6.  At least I napped for more than an hour this morning.  I've still been pretty much "off" all day today.  Hopefully better tonight.

Stay cool, and have a good weekend, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 19, 2019, 09:37:58 pm
Sharon, I'm basically a morning person, but I don't choose to be up at 6 a.m.  That's just when I wake up and can't go back to sleep.  Although the other day, after breakfast, I came back to my chair to read the paper, and promptly went back to sleep - until almost 9!!!

Our week at the beach is 6-13 July, so just over two weeks!  :angel4:
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 19, 2019, 01:54:57 pm
jane, that's great that Ray is feeling well enough to help out...a good sign.  Hope your visit this morning went well.

Sharon, I don't remember your taking tremor meds - is that new?  Or just my rememberer not working too well.  Glad your photo book worked out to suit you.  I hope you made one for yourself, too.

Marilyn, you're definitely up-and-at-'em this morning. 

I was up about 6 - not by choice, just when my body wakes up.  I certainly would like it to sleep longer, but...    We did get about 0.5" rain between about 5 and 6 this morning, but the sun has been out since then. I got my mani/pedi this morning.  This is my last time before the beach, and I always let her "go crazy" then.  This year, she did me for 4 July - mostly red, but with one on each hand white with red stripes and one blue with silver stars.  Nothing else exciting today.

I wonder where Sue is - she hasn't been here in a couple of days.

Happy Wednesday, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 17, 2019, 12:30:29 pm
Hi Buddies!

I enjoyed my quiet weekend - looks like I didn't get in here to post, either.  Not much going on this week (so far).  I have duplicate tonight, and a mani/pedi on Wednesday, but that's all.  I'm not going to play duplicate on Friday.  Bridge centers all over the country support the Alzheimer's Support Group, and "the longest day" is the main day for that.  Our center is having morning/afternoon/evening sessions, and there will be gobs of people in an out of the building and parking lot.  I had to disappoint my partner, but I just don't want to get involved in that.  I'll contribute monetarily later.

It sounds like most of us are plugging along on these hot summer days.  Jeanne, sounds like you're getting some cooler, if rainy, weather now.  Hope you can find someone to help you with your draperies.

Happy Monday, Buddies!
Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
June 15, 2019, 04:45:47 pm
Great job, Jeanne!  Downsizing is really hard work, and you have to be brutal.  Enjoy your new spaces!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 15, 2019, 12:57:55 pm
Stay cool, Sue.  It's due to be hot here today - back to seasonable, but I get to stay in all day today, so I don't care (as long as the a/c works).

jane, I love how your family is helping you out - and even taking turns.   :thumbup:

Sharon, I hope the plugs work.  I have some dry eyes when I first wake up, but some OTC moisture drops works just fine for me.

alpiner, glad you got to have the second test on the same day.  It's great when folks will work with you to help with the long distances.  One of the good things about Chattanooga is the accessibility to really good medical care within the relatively small area of our city.

My friend got here and we had a lovely visit and meal out (even with leftovers for me to have tonight).  An added benefit was that Margaret came over to visit for a little while and brought pictures from Jesse & Darby's wedding.  My friend left about 11 this morning, so some good chat-time and then I went up for lunch here.  And now, there's nothing else going on this weekend. YEA!

Happy weekend, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 14, 2019, 11:17:33 am
Well, phooey!  The PA just called and there are some irregularities on my echocardiogram. He explained a bunch of stuff, but I don't know enough to be sure of what he said.  In any case, he's making me an appointment for a cardiology consult.  I hate having something ELSE wrong. But it would explain the exacerbation of some of the problems I've had this year.  Sigh....

On the good side,  a friend from here who has moved away is coming in town this weekend.  We're having dinner together, and then she's spending the night with me.  So some good time for chatting.

Happy Friday, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 13, 2019, 11:01:53 am
I'm back home again after going for an echocardiogram.  It was an easy test - I just dreaded the 'getting=there'.  I had to go to the biggest hospital downtown, and it's really not that hard, except mentally.  I've found a non-freeway route, they have valet parking with handicapped plates, and wheelchair transport inside.  So I really have no reason to hate going there so much - I just do.  Oh, well - it's over for today.

Darlene, glad your eyes have done so well and that you're able to get out.

Sue, glad that you're available for "potty stops" for Tim.  :thumbup:

My Kate got moved into her new house in East Central Kentucky yesterday.  She sent pictures this morning.  The new place really suits her, and I think she'll be very happy there.  But at least it's done.

Happy Thursday, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 12, 2019, 07:03:50 pm
Hooray, alpiner!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 12, 2019, 02:47:42 pm
Good news from both jane and Sharon.   :thumbup:
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 12, 2019, 12:08:20 pm
Thanks, Sharon.  I don't want to learn/use a lot of conventions - just not that interested in earning more and more MP.  I'm glad when I play well enough to earn some, but that's not why I play bridge.  ;)

Marilyn, I hope you getting rested, but sorry you're having phone problems.  I'm sure Keith just doesn't do well with change, so he needs to stay with what's familiar.  I'm glad you could get some good free stuff to do.

jane, hope all is going well with you and Ray this week.

Sue, enjoy your bridge-playing.

It's cloudy today, but not an all-day rain thing. Then back to sunshine for the rest of the week.
We have a residents' meeting this afternoon.  It'll be our first chance to formally meet our new Executive Director and hear from the other Department Heads.

Happy Hump Day, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 11, 2019, 10:46:20 am
Guess I haven't checked in for a while.  Sorry about that.

Marilyn, glad you're home, and I hope your cold goes away quickly.  It sounded like you had a great time being with your son, and seeing all the lovely scenery.

jane, sorry about the loss of your friend.  I know how tough that can be.  Great for your sister and BIL to come and help out.  Hope you have an easy week. 

Sue, sounds like Tim and Kris had a great time in Alaska.  It is gorgeous. 

Sharon, that's good that John can combine a trip to see his sister and a bridge tournament.  I finally got back to duplicate last night.  No MP, but we got about 50%, so not too bad - even if I had terrible cards (only opened twice, and rarely was able to even answer my partner).

Darlene, I hope you're getting some not-too-hot weather.  I know how changeable things can be in Texas.

There was 4.5" of rain my my gauge over the last 4-5 rainy days.  But we're back to sunshine now.
 I saw my pulmonologist yesterday.  Then this morning, I've been out for a haircut and a short trip to Aldi (they have such good blueberries and cherries).  Nothing doing tomorrow, and then an echocardiogram on Thursday. 

Happy Tuesday to all the Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 08, 2019, 12:45:10 pm
Happy Mammogram, alpiner!  I still get one every year (my BC was in 2005).

I hope jane is having a good visit with her family, and that Ray is getting some rest.

I guess I'm getting the rain before Sue and Sharon.  It's rained off and on here since Wednesday. It's up to 2" total now, with more to come over the next few days. I must say that my plants on the deck are loving it.

Happy Saturday, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 07, 2019, 03:15:13 pm
Sharon, my father was too old, also.  One of my cousins was in the Air Force (and contracted polio after the war), and John had an uncle whose ship was lost in the Pacific and never found.  That's all the close family we had involved in the war.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 07, 2019, 12:50:55 pm
alpiner, go with what works for you! 

Hope everybody else is doing okay with doctors' appointments.  I have two next week.  When is Marilyn due back?

We were in Normandy on 7 June many years ago, with our then-14-year-old grandson,  We stayed at a small hotel overlooking Gold Beach, where the Brits landed.  The town was full of Brit veterans and widows - so moving.  And our grandson, who is now 34, still remembers it vividly.  Great for all of us.  One of the most moving things we saw was a small isolated Canadian cemetery we just happened across on a side road.  It was full of flowers in beds along the headstones and obviously lovingly tended...and ringed with beautiful maple trees.

Hope everybody has a great weekend!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 05, 2019, 10:05:14 am
Darlene, glad your eye surgery went well.  Go for the 50th party - nobody will care about (or probably even notice) your eyes.  Is it a local river that floods?  I know in Houston it's the bayous, but I'm not sure where you are in Texas.  The weather there and northward has been horrendous!  I hope it's over for you, at least for a while.

Overcast here today - heading into about a week of rain - but none yet.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 04, 2019, 10:07:18 am
jane, wonderful to hear that things are going well in your neck of the woods.

Sue, enjoy your early morning cool.  Glad that Tim and Kris had a good trip.

Sharon, I, too, hope your back is better by now. I'm going for an echocardiogram next week, and hope it doesn't require being flat on my back for long.  Seems they could at least put a pillow under your knees.

Big excitement here this morning - I put gasoline in my car and picked up an order from Walmart. Whoopie!  Other than our menu-planning meeting this afternoon, that's all for the day.  It's overcast today, and then we're predicted to have rain the rest of the week - and we can use it after our 90* days.

Happy Tuesday, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 03, 2019, 12:35:45 pm
jane, it's great when you know the service people you deal with and can deal with each other as friends.

Sue, glad your picnic was a success.  I hope you get some of our relatively cooler weather soon.

Sharon, I'm glad you like your eye doc.  We all depend on our eyes so much.  I've had a floater for a couple of days.  I know it'll go away soon, but I hate seeing that "bug" flying around me.  ;)

Marilyn is safely in Hawaii - she's posted some photos on FB.

Nothing new going on around here.

Happy Monday/June to ALL the Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
June 01, 2019, 10:09:21 am
Marilyn, even the rain is beautiful in Hawaii.  Hope you have a great and unwinding time.

jane, lots of good thoughts for you and Ray, mostly for health issues, but also for the weather.  I hope the worst of that is over for a while.  I really feel for those folks downstream, though.

I hope all are out of weather danger - at least for now.  Jeanne and Darlene, are y'all clear?

Sue your neighborhood picnic sounds like fun.  Enjoy and stay cool.  I can almost taste those deviled eggs.

alpiner, I didn't know you were having bad weather out there, too.

Sharon, our weather has moderated a little bit (high only 83 yesterday) for a while.  I hope yours has, too.  Unlike the midWest, we do need some rain here.

Another quiet weekend in the offing for me.  Happy June, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 30, 2019, 03:41:47 pm
Sharon, so sorry to hear about Melanie's recurrence.  Cancer is such an insidious disesase - keeps sneaking around.  But glad that you're recuperating from your busy weekend.

jane, sorry to hear about your friend.  I hope Ray is improving, though, even with the excess laundry.

This 2-week spate of storms and tornadoes settled over the midWest has just been awful.  And I've been watching about the flooding downriver, too.  The Mississippi has been at flood stage since the awful rains during January/February.  That's really doing a number on folks downstream.

Just another 90+ day here today, but it is supposed to "cool off" into the 80s beginning tomorrow. Somebody asked about the upheavals and renovations where I live.  The renovations are ongoing, and will probably will be for several more months.  But at least we can see and appreciate the new parts at they happen.  I'm enjoying the new "look" to the building.  Plus they've hired a new executive director and new food services director, and we'll meet them at the residents' meeting next week.  Now if they could just find and hire enough food servers and housekeeping folks...

Happy Thursday, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 28, 2019, 03:36:30 pm
It sounds like jane and Jeanne are both okay with all the storms - or at least have not sustained damage.  It's amazing that the storms have been going on for almost two weeks now.  So mych damage and still more to come from the flooding.

Lovely family and ceremony, Sharon.  You and John look really good.

Hope you get some good cards, Sue.

Hugs, Marilyn, and all the other Buddies.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 27, 2019, 12:37:15 pm
Deepest condolences to you and all your family, Marilyn.  Such a hard time for all.

jane, I hope you and Ray are doing okay.  I know you're getting some of these awful storms.  They've gone on for SO long now (and we've had the record-setting heat that's the other side of it).  I hope your town isn't getting any flooding.  There'll certainly be a lot of problems from flooding as all the water heads downstream.

I'm sure Sue and Sharon are getting the same heat we are here.  Another couple of days predicted in the mid90s before it "cools off" into our seasonal mid80s, with some rain.

I hope all the Buddies are having a good holiday weekend.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 26, 2019, 04:45:41 pm
Jeanne, I'm on FB as Mary Zelle, and as I think we're friends.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 26, 2019, 01:44:08 pm
Marilyn, thinking about you and your family.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 24, 2019, 10:44:18 am
alpiner, sorry your mind wasn't in a good place.  I hope that get's better.

Marilyn, share Happy Birthday wishes with Keith from all of us.

Another day in the 90s.  So sorry about all the awful weather news in the plains states.  I hope the travelers are safe on their journeys.
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 23, 2019, 08:57:27 pm
How exciting for your grandson, Jeanne!  Congratulations to him.

Sharon, sorry about your nails.  Do you get the gel polish?  I've never had them mess up.  Anyhow, I hope you have a great weekend, and don't get too exhausted.  Jesse and Darby certainly did have a different wedding, but, as you said, it suited them perfectly.

Hugs to Marilyn and jane & Ray.

Sleep well, Buddies!
Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
May 23, 2019, 12:21:08 pm
Sharon, I guess I thought your friend request was a spam one.  I'll go hunt it up right now. Hope your weekend/wedding is fun, successful, and not too strenuous.

I hope Sue has a good time with her family, too.  Let us know about the Alaska trip.  Is this their first time there?

jane said Ray had a treatment today, so I hope we hear from her when they get back.

Hugs, Marilyn!

Happy Thursday to ALL the Buddies!