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  • 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
  • Pooch1: Why anyone would want to chat with you, brian, is beyond me.  Put a sock in it.
    October 06, 2019, 05:38:49 pm
  • brian: there   was no answer to the  question " how  long  has it been"?
    October 02, 2019, 11:11:47 am
  • Oldiesmann: brian: The answer about the chat isn't going to change anytime soon.
    October 01, 2019, 08:56:06 pm
  • brian: predictably    no answer to MY post  LOL!!! Still    sorry  bout  accident
    October 01, 2019, 01:18:18 pm
  • Amy: Glad you are ok...this may be a pain to fix but at least you are ok.
    September 30, 2019, 02:44:05 pm

Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, June 14, 2018, 11:55:09 pm

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DANG!  I just lost my post and I'm really not up to resurrecting.  Maybe later...enjoy your day!

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G'morning all. Still brilliant sunshine in this part of the world, listening to the long range forecast earlier today they tell us this hot weather will carry on through to September !,very nice for those who can get out and about, already warnings are going out asking people not to waste water,wash cars, water lawns etc, hope that answers your question Larry, Already (10.am) it's 24c and climbing here in the south, yesterday in parts of the country it topped 32c, today I think it will be even higher, I was sitting in the back garden but it got uncomfortable in the rising temperature, so had to call my other half for help getting back into the shade !, 'I don't know what I would do without her', anyway, its back indoors for me now !.
I spoke to Lloyd late yesterday afternoon, he was telling me he still has problems with his leg and now his webcam has broken down !, he still sounded cheerful !, now I think I might sit back and relax, it's getting too hot to do anything else today, hope you are all having the weather you enjoy .  :thumbup:                                                           Cheers.   Roley.


Well, since I last spoke in here I have been in contact with Don, talking from his hospital bed, he looked pretty good after what he has just gone through,I hope I helped to cheer him up !, having gone through the same thing myself earlier this year, just thought you would like to hear the latest news.                                                           Cheers.  Roley. :thumbup:


Hi Everyone. It looks like we will have another pleasant day getting only up into the low 90's this afternoon.  We have a fairly busy morning planned.  I want to attend a meeting at 10:30 and then will come home and get Pat and we will go downtown to Great Clips for haircuts and then to the Sunshine Grill for our main meal of the day.  I will probably tune in and watch some of the golf later this afternoon.  The rest of the day should be nice and restful and peaceful.  Yesterday we just ended up staying in all day and had a nice salad dinner.  I always have tuna on my salad and Pat prefers the canned chicken.  It is a very easy meal to prepare. 

Callie, I have the same thoughts about the weather and the big deal made out of summer or winter temperatures.  It has always been hot in summer and cold in winter or some variations depending on where one lives.  I really don't need a weather warning unless a bad storm is expected in our area.  I think I had frogs legs to eat one time when we were in Florida and at a seafood restaurant where I tried a sampler platter. 

Jenny, do you remember when we used to leave the car keys in the car and didn't need to lock the door of the car when we parked it.  I wouldn't even consider doing that now.  The same with needing to lock our house doors other than maybe at night.  Now unless I have just stepped out my house doors and car doors are going to be locked.  A belated Happy Birthday to Brian.  My experience with my dad after I became a teen and then an adult was the same as Kurt's friend.  This all changed when I had the heart attack and from then on we always hugged when we greeted each other or when we departed from a visit.  However, I know a few people who are just not comfortable with doing so and that is OK for them.  I can't imagine how Kurt's friend must have felt seeing his father hug Kurt but not him.  It sounds like your 4th will be very much like ours.  We hope the kids will come over for awhile and have dinner with us since it is on a Wednesday.  I am planning to pick up a couple large Firehouse subs, get a couple of bags of potato chips and some cookies that will be our big 4th of July meal.  I will watch fireworks on TV from my comfortable easy chair and also hear some occurring around the neighborhood. 

Shirley, my legs having been cramping but that the muscles hurt in the back of my legs.  I try to eat bananas often plus take a Vitamin B complex that has potassium in it and really having had leg cramps in a long time.  I also stay hydrated probably too much as am suppose to cut back on fluids and am trying to be watchful of doing so.  Getting a dollar off a gallon of gas is worth not letting go by.  I think the most I have ever gotten off a gallon was ten cents at the Kroger gas stations and usually it was three cents.  Now at Costco I get four cents a gallon off plus the gas is usually cheaper than other stations. 

June, sounds like you had a pretty busy day yesterday.  It sounds like your place does the holidays up right.  I see you did attend the celebration.  I know you will be happy to see Gary and Dori and hope your other son is healing quickly form his surgery. 

deAngel, there have been many cases of the person being helped turning around and suing the person who tried to help them and I suppose a lot of people don't want to take that chance.  However, I certainly agree that incident was awful.  I do keep my feet up at night and they are up when I am in my easy chair.  However, my legs do swell.  They felt better yesterday and I am hopeful today will be the same.  I try not to sit too long without getting up and moving around.  I haven't done my extra waking the last two days and must do some today. 

Amy, I apparently mislead yesterday when I spoke of the my leg muscles as they weren't cramping but just hurting.  Dogs and cats don't like these bad storms we have once in a while.  Maybe you can get a nap in today.  Your mention of your dad loving frogs legs reminds me of my dad who loved oysters, especially in oyster soup.  I never cared for them and mother always made potato soup for us and dad could have his oyster soup. 

Roley, glad your wife is there to help you when you need help.  Do you have a beautiful back garden.  One of the things I so enjoy about watching TV shows or movies set in your country is all of the gardens and plantings.  Right now as I look across the street out of my office window I get to see my neighbors beautiful crepe myrtle tree that is in full blown. Thanks for sharing the news about Don.   


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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June 30, 2018, 09:10:22 am #215 Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 09:15:21 am by Joy
Good morning on this beautiful, sunny morning.  Supposed to be hot all week.   

I, too, get tired of all the comments about the hot weather..... After all, it is summer and it is supposed to be hot.  I, for one, love the summertime.  The winter is always so long and cold. I know the hot weather does bothers a lot of people, and I do understand that.  However, I think the more the weather people keep reminding us of that fact, it only makes it worse.  However, I don't have to work outside in the heat.   My son told me yesterday, they don't want to do anything this week end except to stay in and just rest.  He has been working outside all week, plus doing a side job, after he gets home, and he just feels exhausted.     So, that settles the decision as to what to do for the week end.  And, that is fine with me.

Amy, I am feeling a lot better.  Still have some issues to deal with,  but I am feeling better.  I appreciate your asking.  I even think I have a little bit more energy than I did last week.  And, I sure have a lot of things to try to catch up with.  But, I do know, that they will all still be waiting for me, however long it will take for me to get around to them.  LOL

Do hope everyone will have a great weekend and just do whatever you feel like doing.  LOL


Mary Ann

I wonder if a reason the weather people make so much of extreme hot or extreme cold weather is that people expect it now. 

I had frog's legs once and I think they tasted good, but I would not order them in a restaurant and I'd just as soon no one fix any for me.  Those poor frogs!

My folks never locked the house during the day, only at night.  And my mother put a handkerchief through the hole in the key, then would put the key at the top of a pillar with the handkerchief hanging down so Norm or I could reach it.  With Tom here, I've been a little more lax in having the door unlocked, but if we are both gone the door is locked.  Tom even locks his car in the garage because sometimes he leaves his computer in the car.  That I never did, however, the garage doors (service and overhead) were both locked.

As for hugging, I grew up in a non-hugging family.  I have grown to accept hugs but I rarely initiate them.  When I know a hug is coming, I'm ready.  Dot is the champion of all huggers and Norm's grandchildren all hug, so i accept them.  It does not bother me if someone else gets a hug and I don't, just because we did not hug when I was young, so I'm used to it.  I don't feel ignored.  I think if my mother had lived longer, we might have hugged more.

Mary Ann


OK, let's try this again.  My visiting daughter was sleeping in this morning.  She never gets to do that at home so it's a treat. Last night I got everything ready to make the red raspberry jam before she woke up and I came up 3/4 cup short on the sugar.  So I made a quick trip to WM and was back early.  I was putting the jam in the jars when she came out. 

We talked while I finished and then she made us both scrambled eggs for breakfast.  It was a very pleasant way to start the day.

Now she's off to visit with some friends who have come to town for the class reunion.  She said she'd be back in time to get ready for the 6 p.m. reunion.  And so far, that's my day!

Oh, yes, we both had the leftover fresh raspberries with our breakfast.  Not bad for a Saturday morning!

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Mary Ann, my father's side of the family was not huggers or even touchy type... but Mom's side hugged & kissed to the point my sister & I used to giggle about how to dodge those kisses!  I still have a problem with encouraging the little kids to hug but no problem at all with hugging the adult grands & older friends & family. 

My father loved frog legs & when he was young enough to "go gigging", he'd bring home quite a few. He had to clean them but Mother would fry & we all let Dad have the fun of eating. We ate most of his "wildlife" but none of us liked the thought of frog legs.

Thanks for the news from Don & Lloyd, Peter.....you are doing a great job of communicating!  I sympathize with the heat you are having & remember how much more "breath taking" it was in England with the humidity, even inside the house.  What lush flowers grew in that humidity, spectacular gardens every where there was a patch to grow.

Gloria, I got the messages & replied.... still think your daughter is a true pioneer.  So sorry you can't visit, think Skype is a blessing that you can see & talk to her every day.  Back when we were building & kids were little I would call my mother as soon as I got all out of the house.... before 8:00 am because it was half price till then.  We watched the clock & got off before that deadline. 

Larry, we figured out that since Kroger chain, often around holidays, would offer 4x gas credit on gift cards, we stock up to get those gas points. Like your trips to eat out (Ruby Tuesday) we buy gift cards & never use cash for fast food, Lowe's, Amazon, etc... & that is how we get the dollars off.  One gr-daughter always shops with them & even their up coming trip to Disney, buying the cards at our Kroger chain & had dollars off going to waste this month!  It becomes a habit & so convenient to whip out the gift cards.  I buy Amazon cards for gifts for my grands now that they are older.  I used to give them cards for Target, etc. to pick out their own toys or school supplies... for birthdays & Christmas.  $250. worth of cards when 4x means a dollar off for 35 gallons.... used to always pull cars on either side of the pump & hand it back & forth to use up that much. Was behind a lady & her mother doing that this week... now with the RV I can put the whole 35 gallons in & then some, yesterday was a "fluke" to have nobody needing the extra gas.

Joy, glad you are feeling better.  My son called to invite me over for hotdogs & hamburgers today since our family gathering will be either Monday or Tuesday evening.  With all the fireworks, we don't get much chance to visit. I don't stay for the fireworks anymore, my excuse is, "I don't drive at night"....  I need to shower & wash my hair to be there, have some things to haul over & want to get a parking spot fairly close. I would rather stay home "in this heat" but would hurt feelings if I didn't go. 

Fireworks popping all around yesterday but the city has issued big warnings about anyone shooting off the high stuff, BIG fines, and a good thing with as dry as everything is.  Poor animals, wildlife & pets, they do hate the noise.  My son's Great Dane falls apart so bad, they have tried everything to comfort him, size of a horse & shivers & shakes so bad you want to cry for him.  But the 4th is near & we do celebrate!

Oh, Jane, such a treat to have your daughter for "one on one" time.  Enjoy!


Bubble:  I am glad you were able to contact Radioman Don's son.  Agreeing with Jenny that it would be good to have a monitor on him.  Sorry that he was on the floor for such a long time. 

Jenny:  It sounds like your dad is recovering nicely.  Such a relief for you.  Yep, this heat is unbelievable - I just listened to the update from Grand Lake and as of last night the fire was 60% contained.  Son's beautiful "cabin" is not far from a volunteer fire department - he keeps trees away from the house but a fire would devastate Rocky Mountain  Park.  Son actually lives in Montana and he flew back yesterday - we were in the wild drive to the airport.   :(

This morning, we had five deer - all bucks - in the yard and ravine.  For three hours.  We see them on occasion plus fox and twice cougars have been spotted.  Never elk here - we used to see elk herds in the foothills but growth has stopped their visits.

Jane:  How nice you had a daughter visit.  It is so special to spend time with the children. 

Now I hear the owl calling - have never see it but it is certainly at home nearby.   


A good Saturday HELLO to all. 

Just talked to my dad and he sounded upbeat today.  He has not been all that talkative, but he did a bit better today.  He answers my questions, but does not sound like he wants to chat too much.  I just want him to know we are thinking about him and wish him well, so even a short conversation takes care of that!  There was no PT today, but he did say he was trying to do a bit of lifting and the like with his leg.  I sure wish they had PT on weekends as he only has so many days to be in this rehab place.  Seems that would be covered no matter hat day of the week it is.  Diane was told there will be a meeting with doctors and PT folks on next Tuesday and they would tell him on that day when he will be sent home.  Diane is in a bit of a panic as she knows she can not help him up and down and she keeps saying that he is in no way able to do that at this time.....we were told he would be there 2 weeks and the first week ends tomorrow afternoon.  Thank you for listening to me 😍

It is so much cooler today and the breeze coming in the door feels wonderful. 

We are going over to Brian’s home this afternoon.  Kurt will be there and we will all have a cook out.  Mama is smiling....  Kurt got a ride up to the Vail Mountain home this morning, so he was able to check out the house and will now drive their car down and leave it here at our house for three weeks whe he and the two boys will come back to CO to spend time in Vail. 

I am baking a Lemon Supreme Cake for Brian’s Bday.  My kiddos do not eat sweets like cake, but every one deserves a birthday cakeðŸŽ,🎈

CAROL, I was relieved to hear the fire Was better controlled in Grand Lake.  8 sure was 🙏 that you sons place was safe.  We saw a hear$ of Elk justoff of Happy Canyon Road when we came back from picking Lola Dog up in Castle Pines.  Dave said that herd has been there every evening in a nice green field munching away.  Across the road there was a family of Wild Turkeys doing the same thing.  I love being able to view our precious wild life.

SHIRLEY, I, too, remember getting THE calls made after 7 PM and to be finished before 8 AM.  WE even had to do tha5 wh n we first had cell phones!  What I remember most tho is never talking to family while living in Europe....but looking forward to the snail mail so much.  My mom was so good about writing detailed letters to us...it was so appreciated.  It ven cost 15 cents to make a local call in Germany then being charged by the minutes you talked.  The telephone line was expensive but Bob was required to have one for alerts.  I think only officers were required but I am not sure of that.  No comment about your card yet!  ðŸ'•

I have been cleaning up off and on but now it is time to start getting ready.... the cake looks and smells amazing!  I will have a piece because it is LEMON.....

JANE.....enjoy your time to visit with your daughter!  Precious moments❣️

GLORIA, I know one thing for sure....IF I ever get to see you in person.I WILL give you a gentle hug!  Bob’s Family were not touchy hugging people, but my family always wa#.....and very soon after marriage my hubby became a hugger too!

MARYANN, IF I ever get to meet you, I sure will initiate a hug....I hope that will be OK? 

LARRY, I think your 4th plans sound perfect..... I do hope your kiddos can join you.  They have cancelled so many of the fireworks displays and yet there are fireworks stands all around!  I just do not get it!  They should not allow any personal fireworks! IMHO😡😡

AMY, nighttime storms can sure cut in on your sleep.....we are getting warnings right now about sever weather in the area.....it is always concerning due to the chance of hail!  It is 2:30 PM and it is 75*!  Just a perfect day....so stay away bad storm! No comment about a card yet from Dad!  He is going to be SO surprised!  ðŸ'•

I must run....have a wonderful rest of your day....EVERYFRIEND ❣️❣️

Jenny 🦋

June Drabek

Gloria, we have nothing planned for the fourth of July here either. Most true Holidays are kept quiet here, and I think it is because families have their celebration together, s0 here they celebrate a few days ahead of time , sometimes three and four days in a row…..all depends on who is in charge.Tonight we have our monthly Hymn sing along. I plan to go down since I had a nearly three hour nap this afternoon. I plan to have a light supper at home. Have you noticed any changes since you had those visitors come in ? Were they owners or managers or what ?

Joy, I am so glad you are feeling better. You had a hard time there for a while. Let the "things to do" just come a little at a time. It is so much easier to just set aside a certain amount of time for one project, then wait till you want to tackle another.

I am praying for our Bob, and wish we had more news on him. Is he hospitalized or at home? Does he have close family nearby to help him out ? I pray he will get the safety alarm to wear at all times. It is required here or you can't live here.

Janie, it is really a disgusting feeling when we lose a whole post…I wonder where they go ?How nice to have your daughter there and I'm sure she appreciates being home with Mom where she can "sleep in".

Jenny, do enjoy that lemon B. cake. My Mom used to make one in an Angelfood cake pan…..oooo what a good memory.

I can't believe half a year has passed already. Tomorrow we are into July. Last year fireworks were going off deep into the night,which surprised me, because in my former county they were outlawed, so I wonder what will happen this fourth. Disneyland always closes with fireworks….they are only  a few miles from where I live, so I am accustomed to the sound now.

We had another beautiful day..high of 75. Started out cloudy now the sun is shining brightly. I plan to post this now…..hope I don't lose it. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.

June Drabek

AHA ! I typed my message on notepad, clicked on "save" then went to "post", and it worked. Now I can go to delete "notpad". YAY !!!!!!
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Jenny, pleased your dad is doing well. You know we old folks just like to listen and not talk to much, that from a 94 year old :coolsmiley:
Know when I was in rehab, THERE WAS NO pt ON THE WEEK  ends One aide told me she had 14 patients to take care of on the week end. I do not know how true that was.  I am such after the meeting, they will make plans to have some one to come in to help your Dad. I had a nurse come in 4 times week for 3 weeks and then they decide again
if you need the nurse to come more often

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