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  • so_P_bubble: why doesit always happen on a holiday lol
    November 03, 2019, 03:07:09 am
  • so_P_bubble: Thanks Oldie for being our saving line.  Why dies it always happen on a holiday?...
    November 03, 2019, 02:51:40 am
  • Oldiesmann: Going pretty good. Still looking at some options but I've found a few that I'm interested in
    November 02, 2019, 05:06:12 pm
  • Amy: Oldiesman Thank you so much for getting us up and running. How is the car hunting going?
    November 02, 2019, 12:20:00 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Everything should be working now. Apologies for the extended downtime
    November 01, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Good luck in your search, maybe you will be lucky and even get a better bargain than last!
    October 21, 2019, 04:12:06 am
  • Amy: Oldiesman Hope you found a car today..
    October 19, 2019, 03:22:27 pm
  • Oldiesmann: I guess on Saturday I'll go out and get my stuff out of the car, but I'm now back to searching for a car
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:54 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Heard from them this afternoon. The cost of repairs ended up being far more than they originally estimated and about $1200 more than what they say the car is worth (which is a little more than what I paid for it), so they're going to total it.
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Fingers crossed! I hope the final cost for repair will be lower than previously estimated!
    October 16, 2019, 01:17:17 pm
  • Oldiesmann: It was towed to the local body shop on Friday so I should know more this week about whether they want to repair it
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:22 am
  • Oldiesmann: I believe he meant "borderline" in terms of cost of repairs vs how much they think the car is actually worth
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:00 am
  • so_P_bubble: the yearly licence. Big loss. and I cannot do without a car.
    October 12, 2019, 04:59:02 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, that does not sound good, especially for your own security. Maybe you could sell as spare parts and find another bargain? A few months ago mine was stolen during the night and the security cams showed it fleeing toward the Palestinian territories - gone forever. I had just paid the yearly l
    October 12, 2019, 04:57:34 am
  • Oldiesmann: Bubble, the insurance company is having it taken to a local body shop to further inspect it. The appraiser did say it was "borderline" repairable though, despite otherwise being in good condition and having low miles (less than 76,000)
    October 07, 2019, 09:28:19 pm
  • brian: when  I   klik   FORUM  I just  get   soapbox
    October 07, 2019, 02:36:34 pm
  • brian: nobody   said    a  long   while--------------    never   answered  my  question
    October 07, 2019, 02:35:14 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, so sorry about your accident. That was really bad luck but we are all glad that you didn't suffer any personal injury.  I hope you found a good repairman/garage to make it safe for driving again.
    October 07, 2019, 12:18:46 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Brian, what is your problem with how long it has been? There won't be a chat here for a very long while.  If you want to chat, please find some other place more compatible to your needs.  Most of our members much prefer the forum discussions which are perfect for our different time zones.
    October 07, 2019, 12:14:43 pm
  • brian: pooch    mind  yer own  business 
    October 07, 2019, 11:06:57 am

Bosom Buddies

Started by Pat, March 29, 2016, 01:17:18 pm

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Good morning, Buddies.  I slept late due to staying up to finish a lengthy novel I have been reading.  So all I've accomplished this morning was eating breakfast, cleaning up the kitchen, and my very warm morning walk!  I plan to stay inside the rest of the day.  I have some laundry to fold and another load needs to go into the washer.  After that I'll spend the afternoon reading.

Jane, I hope Ray will have a good day today.  I think the idea of Ice Cream treats and other sweet things he likes will appeal to him and will hopefully induce some weight gain.  It must be depressing for you to see him lose weight.  I remember those days when Bob didn't want to eat anything.  He just didn't have the energy to eat.

Hello to Every Buddy looking in.  Have a great day and STAY COOL!


Hi Buddies!

We're having a few really nice (for July) days - highs in the mid80s and low humidity.  I got out for a haircut, but that was all.  I'll play bridge here at the Terrace after supper, but that's pretty low key.

Stay cool!
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Sue...that's where Ray is tired he can barely walk 5 steps without stopping to rest.  Last night was a rough one...indigestion and then upset some water all over everything on his nightstand and floor.  I heard the noise, leapt out of bed and got it mopped up, etc. but at 3:00 am it's disturbing.  I finally had to take some meds to calm me down and get back to sleep.  We're both zombies this morning and may spend the day just being "slugs"...may stay in "soft clothes"...aka "jammies" all day long.  It's easier for me to stay here upstairs than to be running up and down, worrying about him.

Tomorrow my Tx-Ia friend Joan is coming up for lunch with me downtown and then a short visit here with Ray. She's the one  who lost her beloved Jim in June from the amputation of his foot and his dementia.  Then on Saturday other Tx friends who live in WI are coming to Cedar Rapids for their grandson's baseball tournament game and will make a short visit on Sat. morning.  Ray golfed with Pat often in TX and we met for lunch, etc. often there.  It'll be good to see them.

The weather is more agreeable...cooler in the morning at least, so I can leave the downstairs and stairway windows open to take some of the heat from the oxygen concentrators out without having to run the AC.

Take care and have a good Thursday, Buddies.



Mary...glad you're having a good break in the awful weather.  AND a haircut!  and bridge later. It sounds like a good day!



jane, sorry this is taking such a toll on you both.  And I know the heat just compounds the situation.  Glad your Texas friends are making brief contacts.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Good morning, Every Buddy.  I'm dressed and have cleaned up the kitchen and am waiting for Eddie to come to take me to the library and Kroger.  I just have a short Kroger list, so we won't be out very long.  I have books I didn't finish from the library, so won't linger there.

Jane, being a slug after a tough night sounds like an excellent idea.  I can remember those days when Bob couldn't sleep and I was up and down with him.  It's hard to deal with as missing sleep is very difficult--and I was still teaching school then.  Thoughts and prayers for both of you from here in Auburn.

Mary, we're having somewhat cooler days here, too.  I've been able to get out for my morning walk most mornings earlier than usual, so not too hot.  However, we're expecting hotter days the rest of the weekend.

Hello to all the Buddies looking in.  I hope you're having a cooler day and able to stay out of the heat!



Joan and I have had lunch and she came back and visited with Ray and showed him pictures she's had of Jim.  She stayed about an hour and left a bit ago for the 2 hour drive home.  She said it was an easy drive for her and she'll come back in 6 weeks or so.

Today has been a much better day.  It didn't start off that way.  At 5:00 am a loud siren went off and I thought it was the oxygen concentrator going off, so I was out of bed and it turned out it wasn't that, but our alarm system.  ADT called about that time and said the west door of our family room was open. I went down stairs and it had somehow blown open. I hadn't locked it last night, obviously.  My adrenaline was sky high and it took me a long time to settle down. 

Tomorrow other TX friends are coming by for a short visit. I hope that's the end of visitors then for a few days.



Good morning Jane and Every Buddy looking in.  I've been up for a while, read the paper, had breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen.  I've now dressed in my usual walking duds and will go outside soon to get my outside walking done before it's much hotter.

Jane, I'm glad you and Ray had a better day yesterday.  I'm sorry about the loud siren and the upsetting noise so early in the morning.  I hope your Texas friends don't stay over long as I know that must be hard for you and Ray.

I'm dressed now and will get outside shortly for my morning walk.  My plans for the rest of the day are to stay inside and read! 

Have a nice day, Every Buddy!


And the roller coaster continues...bad night...Ray  was like a drunk wet noodle strength, loopy, etc., so I called one we know who was on call...Dr. Wilbur. She called me back within 15 minutes, told me to take him to the ER .  I called Gary who came up and helped me get him downstairs and into the car. Dr. W had called the ER so they whisked us right in...and they're pumping him with IV fluids and will keep him overnight and hopefully for a day or two.  They did a head scan in case of stroke or cancer, but negative , so that's a relief. 

Sharon...are you OK?  Your message on FB sounded as if you were in ER, too.

Hope everyone else is having a better day.



jane, so sorry for the ER visit - but all for the best, it sounds like.  I hope both of you get some rest and improvement.

I saw that from Sharon, too.  I didn't know if she meant for the original injury, or if she had just been back.

Definitely sending good thoughts to all of you.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


 Ray says he feels better than yesterday, but Nurse is talking to me about Bipap and then possibly ventilator.  Those of you who've gone through this with husband's illnesses, know how low I'm feeling right now.  I know it's coming, I do, but I hate the thought of losing him.  She talked about getting Home Health Care back which I'll have to do.  I can't do all of this alone, I guess, esp. if he's not able to get out of bed.  His oxygen needs go up and down, depending on his activity level, of course.  I do hope they keep him for a few days. 

I came home when he fell asleep and I need to get some laundry done, the bed changed, etc. and maybe some sleep for me.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.



jane, so sorry for what you both are going through. John refused to be put on a ventilator.  Tough decisions all around.  I'm holding you in my heart.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Jane...very sorry to read this about Ray...I walked that journey losing my husband....continued prayers for a healing miracle if it's Gods will...and prayers and strength for you....hugs


Me not having gone through what you and others in This Forum I just feel for you at this time. Just get all the help you can. He has been through so much this past year. You watching it must be so hard. You are a strong lady. Get some rest while he is in the Hospital if you can.


Sending prayers Jane. time for you to get some much needed rest as well as the help. You n[robably don't ant to  hear this, but has anyone mentioned Hospice. They are wonderful people.


Happy Monday, Buddies!

I'm thinking of jane & Ray and Sharon this morning.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Good morning all.....very warm and humid this morning...barely got in my mile's hoping Ray and Sharon are having a better day.....stay cool and Hi to all


I just read on FB that Ray is going to be coming home with Hospice care.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Good morning, Every Buddy.  Mary, thanks for the update from FB that Ray is coming home with Hospice Care.  Jane, if you're looking in, I'm praying for you and Ray--and I hope he'll be able to rest and enjoy being home.  Staying in the hospital isn't fun for anyone!  Keep us posted.

Mary, I'm also thinking of Jane, Ray, and Sharon.  It's tough to hear the sad news and I hope all will be better soon.

Darlene, I don't walk a mile daily, but do get out for a walk every day and by the time I get home, I'm glad I went although it's not easy!  Good for you for making a mile!

Good morning to Marilyn and other Buddies looking in.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy---and stay cool!



I'm trying to reach Callie--from Oklahoma. Last week I met her friend who has recently moved here.  I need a sub for my Thursday bridge group which is meeting here on Thursday.  Callie's friend is now living at Azalea Place--where I met her and played bridge with her (one round).  It would be nice to be able to call her at Azalea Place, but I don't know her last name or her phone number.  If you have met her and know her phone number, could you please let me know?  Thanks, Sue.


I'm dropping in because Sue put her Bosom Buddies post in the Soda Shoppe where I suspect she meant to put this one.
Just letting you know I received a private message from Sue and have replied.

Looks like a Great Group here but I'm not "eligible" for this topic.
Maybe we'll meet in another forum.


Love having you visit, Callie, but hope you never have to join us "for real".  ;)
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


I hope the doctors find out soon why Sharon cannot walk.

Thanks, Darlene and Mary, and Sue.  I know you three have, unfortunately, walked this journey.  Ray also has DNR order.  He's said over and over "this is no way to live." 

Marilyn...yes, he's coming home with hospice care.  The equipment will be delivered tomorrow morning, and I suspect he'll be transported home shortly thereafter. 

He's so very tired from all the work his lungs are trying to do. 

Our dear niece is on her way and will be here in a few hours.  One of our new ac units is acting up, so I left a key with them to get in and fix it. 

Wonderful friends came last night and got things moved out of the dining room so they can bring the extra long bed in, etc. and cleared path for bed and Ray to be brought in. 

I came home to "rest" but had a number of things on my mind I needed to see about....appointments this week to cancel, getting to drug store, bank, and insurance office, etc.


Hang in there, jane.  Glad you're getting the support from your family, too.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


He had an "acute" incident while I was gone. He'd been sleeping and the respiratory people came in with the nebulizer and his pulse and oxygen both dropped to 30! They called me at home and said I'd better get up here. Thank heavens, we're just a mile away.  Patricia and I have been here since and he's just slept.  I'm staying the night with him.  She said Don and the boys are coming down tonight.  They finally got electricity back about 3:00 pm after 10 days without!

Thanks for letting me share/vent here.


Love and hugs, jane!
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."



Sending prayers Jane.


Jane, I'm so sorry about the new problems Ray is having.  Thoughts and prayers here for better days. Keep us posted when you have a few minutes to spare (and I know you probably don't have many minutes to spare.)  Love and hugs to you and Ray.

Good morning to Mary, Marilyn, and Jane especially.  I hope today is a better one for you and Ray.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Not much else to say here, except I hope Every Buddy is OK today. Take care, Every Buddy.


Prayers and hugs Jane......