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: Soda Shoppe for April 1,2019

Started by so_P_bubble, April 01, 2019, 01:12:30 am

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well those that eat at McDonald's will be able to eat cheaper just seen on the news a fellow is sewing them over 33 cents higher than a compeater. but they may have to raise there price to cover court cost, HA HA. Have a great day. is 49º here and cloudy suposed to get in the upper 60 ty's Have a great day.



Good Morning All from the
sunny, rocky coast of Maine.

Shirley,  I am sorry to see that
you have an unwanted operation,
coming up sooner than you

Jenny, I feel so bad
for Michele and her family
with her having to fight
this awful battle.

Eating "Fast Food" can be
a lot cheaper than cooking
from scratch around the home. 
Unfortunately there are so
many negatives about "Fast Food"
with the Fat and extra Calories,
that forces us to be very
careful not to over induldge. 
Which is not easy if when we
are really hungry..

Hope that you all have a better
day today.  Weekend is
just around the corner..


Twenty years from now,
you will be more; disappointed
by the things; you didn;t do
than by the ones that you did.

So throw off the;  bowlines.
Sail away from safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your; sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
(Mark Twain)


Hi Everyone.  Kind of a dreary morning and will be a cloudy day with the temp getting into the low 60's this afternoon.  Our housekeeper will be here today.  I am going to just have to check in for today as am fighting a great weariness this morning. I sat on the side of the bed for about 45 minutes before I could get motivated to get cleaned up and dressed.  This is one of those mornings when I am having trouble holding my head upright when I am standing but can keep it upright when sitting.  I did get in the car yesterday morning and go with Pat over to Walmart to pick up the grocery order and Scott was here to help her get them in the house and put away.

Lindancer, if people don't want hugs then just let the other person know.  I will take as many hugs as I can get.  It is so sad that primary teachers are not suppose to even touch a student anymore.  I guess a few bad apples spoil the basket full.


Just stopping by to say "Hello"

I know I have been missing for a couple days.   Just been busy  "piddling" around and you can't really see anything that I have accomplished.  Worked on reconciling my checking account, had some phone calls to make, had some things to look up on the computer and  just general  straightening up.

Shirley, sorry to see where you will have to have surgery, but, I am sure you will be fine.  You are a STRONG lady.

Larry, sorry you are having so many issues in the morning.

Gloria, I know all about those inspections.  Our manager is not exactly like yours, but a lot of residents have issues with her.  I get along with her very well, and have no problems.  But, our inspections are basically to make sure everything is working properly. And I am sure they do a quick glance around.  Usually, if they are in here for 5 min. it is a long time.  But, everybody always get so nervous when the notice comes around.  But, they usually give us a couple weeks before they come.

Amy, I am so happy to hear the good news about your husband. 

Jenny, glad your daughter-in-law is feeling better.  That does take a lot out of you, but soon it will all be behind her.  I keep her in my prayers.

I am sorry if I missed anyone who is not feeling up to par, so I will just wish everyone a better day today.

Jane, as a matter of fact,  my partner and I did win our card game last night.  My partner was a substitute so I told her she was a good luck charm.  We just seemed to be able to play right into each other's hands.  Worked out good, for a change.  No big celebration, tho.

Yes, I am excited about the party for my DIL tomorrow night.  I know I will be on pins and needles all day.   I know it will be a fun evening, and I will get to see some of their friends who I don't get to see very often.

Hope everyone will have a great afternoon and evening. I need to get some lunch.



I got one load of laundry done but not much else to show for my day.  Did get a call from the Cardio office, made the appointment to visit with the doctor that does the TVAR. Asked the nurse making the appointment if it really was just a talk... or did I need to shave my legs! :dontknow:  :nanadance2: She assured me (after she quit laughing) it was just to talk. These things we want to know, right?  Thanks for the thoughts & prayers,

Spent most of the day fighting my computer because it says the Bluetooth is off.,. so it won't sync with my Fitbit. I know it is the computer bluetooth because I can sync with my iPhone.... In Windows 10 I can't find the setting to turn bluetooth off & on... when I check in settings it wants to know if I want to add a device but refuses to give me the option to add Fitbit Versa... asks if I want to UNINSTALL... Finally tonight Fitbit joined the laptop and gave me the info I was looking for. It really is a good tool to be able to show the doctor my history of resting heart rate, etc. Mine is on the high side & has been going up the past month again. I don't wear it for exercise, etc.,but is the most accurate watch I've ever owned. My daughter has hers set with emojis that mimic her activities.

Have I missed Gloria's report after the witch zoomed in?  I scrolled back & didn't find anything from her. Suppose she blew her cool & popped the old bag & they locked her up?   :tickedoff:   Check in, Gloria~~

#1 son is stopping by on his way home, to pick up that chocolate pie I made & can't possibly eat it all. Running late so was getting a little concerned. He called, last student finally left so he'll be here soon. Will check in later.


April 05, 2019, 09:23:13 pm #65 Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 09:27:14 pm by Denver
A Good Friday afternoon to EVERYFRIEND.

The long awaited day arrived for the house cleaner lady. We prepared so well for her.....making sure there was no clutter around the top of the desk was only a lamp, a container of pens and pencils and the telephone and that was it.  I have very few knick knacks at all.  Like four small things on the mantel... one vase and a lamp on a side table.  Definitely conducive to easy cleaning. She was to be here four hours for a "deep clean".  She told us she would wipe down all doors and cabinets. The kitchen cabinets appeared to be wiped, sort of, but no doors were wiped at all. No lamp shades were dusted....a few picture frames were half dusted. The sofa was not vacuumed, even tho she specifically said that was part of the deep clean. Enough of this.  I am sorry to vent.  I do not think we will have her back.  It was quite disappointing.  She charged $38. an hour.  I am not sure if I should contact her immediately and tell her she did not meet up to her discription of her services, or what?  I thought I might let her come back one more time and see how she does, but Bob thinks there is already enough evidence of her type of work and we should end it immediately.  Any suggestions from you all?

SANDY, your kind words for Michele mean so much.  Thank you. 

Enjoy the surprise party tomorrow, JOY! Thank you for your prayers. 

LARRY, sorry this is not a better day for you.  Take care.🙏

One of Dr. Dave's  very sick patients that comes to him for hyperbaric chamber treatments brings in a get well card every week for him to take home to Michele.  So many people go out of their way to show their kindness, and this is one of those examples.  We spoke to Bob's Sister in Florida today to wish her a Happy Birthday, and she tells us there is one lady at their church that ask her every Sunday how the week went for Michele.  The prayers that are being said ALL OVER THE WORLD are so heartwarming.  Those of you that have put her on your church prayer lists.....oh my, my heart is SO FULL of thankfulness.  💞💞

SHIRLEY, they just told on the news tonight how well Mick Jagger is doing after his heart operation.....that will be you SOON.  I just know you will do well also. HUGS. I see you slipped in.....glad you had contact with the doctors office.  Oh my, I sure hope Gloria did not have a altercation with the w*tch!

YIPPEE, JANE went to the Amish Store!  So happy Cathy agreed to wait for you to go along.  You know this always brings a big smile to my face, because I know how much you like to shop there.  I just wish 8 could join you!!

I wish you all a good night of rest.



Hello Friends!  I just stopped by to say...

Good night Everyfriend!  I offer prayers for all who need them.  And I'm wondering about Gloria, too.  I hope she's OK. 

SHIRLEY, I hope your "visit" with the Dr. goes well and everything is laid out to your satisfaction.

My last yard guy will be here tomorrow morning and I'm going to listen to everything he has to say.  Then I'll make my decision accordingly.  I think he's the youngest one of all of them but his is an actual business for him.  He's also the farthest away.  I'll know by next week and maybe the weather will be cooperating and things can actually get started.

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Lloyd Hammond

well I am slow tonight , but I bid you all sweet dreams and goodnight. Hope to see you all in the Morning.


Lloyd Hammond

well I went to dream land early and seam to be first in this A M. seam to dream lot's any more mostly with people already gone home, sure hop that not sign I am soon to join them on the other side? for the most part i am enjoying being here as the weather is getting warmer and more comfy. hope you all will have a day just as you like it, see you all later,



Good morning everyone..
We did get some of Janie's snow that she blew this way:) Not a lot of snow but enough to make roads wet.

Yesterday did not go as planed, we wended up in emerg  for 4 hours.Kyle was seen by a really nice Dr and he is sending hubby for a MRI. Will know more after that

Today is laundry and I may try to get more yogurt made.

Making this short ,need to get a move on..

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning everyone, foggy this morning but should be a sunny warmer day so says the weather guesser.

AMY  that left over pie dough rolled out with cinnamon and sugar and baked is something my Mom used to do and I did that, too. Sometimes I would add some chopped nuts. My 3 loved it. I wish the company would get rid of the witch, no one even wants to even say hello to her. Wonder what she will find fault with when she comes in for the yearly inspection.

LARRY  hugs always feel good. Contact with a person always feels good.

JOY  yesterday it was the owners that were here making sure everything was working and no windows or door blocked. I know she will complain about this wood floor(cheap imitation) that the finish is wearing off. You can look at it and see where I walk all the time, can see the track from the rollator.

SHIRLEY  had a good laugh at your remark about me popping the witch. Glad I don't run into  her often when I go by her office on my way in or out.

JENNY  I do not cross the witch,  she would find a way to evict me.

JANE  I have been in, I know I make sure it is posted.

LLOYD  hope you take it easy today.

Have a good day.

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I'm up and attem!  The doggies are awaiting their breakfast.  They've had their pill and we're awaiting the boinger.

LLOYD, I went through a period a few years ago when I dreamed of my parents and my grandparents almost every night.  I wondered the same thing you did but it hasn't happened yet.

As soon as the boinger goes and the doggies have been fed, I'll be off to get dressed just in case the yard guy is early.  I have the cushions of the wicker settee on the porch and I've just about decided that it needs to be painted.  I do need to do something to the legs where the wicker is coming off.  A few years ago, I taped the legs of the matching chair and it's still holding.  Maybe I'll try that.  And then paint it.

It's almost time for the boinger so I'll wish you all a good day.  Good Morning Gloria!

JENNY, still praying regulary for Michele and everyone who cares about her.

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Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS sure thank  you for the word's of support as I am enjoying my time here. sun is shining bright here this A M. weather guesser says currently 46º and shutting for the 70 tys . sore through t is mostly alright now, still a little stuffy headed. we mix honey bourbon and lemon equal parts for such conditions, I think I will go get another shot and go fiend a good western movie on the couch and take it easy today as Gloria advised. see you all Later.



Amy, I am so sorry that something else has come up for you and your Kyle.  Especially hard to take after getting good news about the cancer.  You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through another emergency.

Jenn, I think of Michelle so often and add my prayers to all of the others who are saying them for her.  And also for Dr. Dave and the kids.  They all must find extra strength at this time.

It rained all day yesterday but is only overcast today and supposed to be warmer.  We needed the rain just to wash down the pollen.  It is really bad this year and everyone is suffering.  It is just something we have to get through.  Medicine can help a little but the side effects are uncomfortable, too.

Good luck, Jane, on finding the right guy for the yard maintenance.  David does the mowing and general clean-up for our yard now but he is bothered by allergies, too, so I feel sorry for him when he goes out to do the yard work.  I've mentioned trying to find a yard guy but he says he doesn't mind doing it and it gives him some exercise.

Gloria, sorry you have to tread so carefully around the unpleasant lady in charge of your building.  I'm sure she won't find anything wrong with your apartment that would cause you to be evicted.

Hope you are feeling better, Lloyd, and no more accidents.

Larry, I'm glad you got out for a little change of scenery.  I know it made you tired but it can lift the spirits a little just to see the outside world.  Augusta and your town is going to be very busy for a few days now, aren't they?  I can't believe it is time again for the Masters.  I always enjoy watching it.

To All of our friends here in S&F......Please get well, stay well, and make it a good day.


AMY, I somehow missed your post about Kyle's adventure in the ER.  I'm so sorry and I'm sending extra prayers your way.  Please let us know as soon as you know something.

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Hi Everyone. We are in for another cloudy day with a high in the mid-70s.  It is sort of like day and night the way I felt all day yesterday and last evening and how I am feeling this morning.  I actually feel a little more human today and looking forward to the day.  Late this afternoon are the last two semi-final games in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  They are getting started early enough that I should be able to watch all of both of them. 

The top Amateur women golfer from around the world are competing in the final round of the first Annual women's golf tournament ever played at the Augusta National Golf Course.  This is the only round they will have played on the true Master's Course as the other two days were played at another course.  I am sure I will watch quite a lot of the men's Tournament, which gets underway Tuesday with special events and then the actual tee off for the Tournament starting on Thursday.  Even if one doesn't care for golf just looking at the magnificent golf course and all the beautiful blooming plants is worth while.  This is considered the premier golf course in the world.  Many people fly in using their own or company planes and the roads are clogged and the restaurants and other businesses love it. Many people rent out their homes for this week for thousands of dollars.  The schools have their Spring break this next week and many residents leave town.  Our Church services have reduced attendance, except we older folks plus many of the activities of the Church are cancelled for the week.

I have read all of the postings but don't see anything I could have said other than what you all have already posted so will just do this check in for today and wish you all well.


Just a quick good morning.  I have a couple things to do until I need to get ready to go out later this afternoon.

Larry, I do hope that you feel better this morning.  And, that you  will have an enjoyable day watching the ladies play golf. Quite an honor to be able to play there.

Amy, I was also sorry to hear about your husband's trip to the ER.   He had just had such a good report from the scans he had had, so hope this wasn't anything related.  Just another little bump in the road.  I, sometimes, get a little tired of these "little bumps in the road".  Hope you both will be able to enjoy the week end.

I, too, continue to keep Michele and all her family in my thoughts and prayers. 

Jane, good luck in finding the "perfect"  lawn guy !!!

Gloria,  I don't think we have ever had the owners of the maintenance company go through the apartments.  It usually is just the maintenance man and the manager.  Although I have had just the maintenance man come by himself.  Also, I am on the 4th floor and our floor has not had the new smoke detectors installed.    The 1st, 2nd,  and 3rd floors , I think they have been changed, but so far ours hasn't.   And, I think the law, at least here in Maryland, was that all smoke alarms were to be replaced with ones that have a battery that will last, I think, about 10 years.  They will change the batteries if they start to beep, but every year when they change the clocks, I always have my son change the two in my place.   So, at least, I won't have to be doing that twice a year.  I sure don't want that thing to  start beeping in the middle of the night.  So far, I have not had any problems.  Last week, the maintenance man stopped and asked my alarms had been replaced yet, and I told him they had not. So, I have been expecting him to come back any day now.

Have a great day.



First of all, Amy, I've been in here twice & started a post but phone rang or someone at the door so I lost my post (didn't have time to do the size, color, etc)... I'm so sorry about the emergency, will double the prayers that this was "just a bubble" that can be over with fast. We sure have a lot of parts that can cause trouble, don't we?  Special hug for the both of you.

Just got back from Sam's Club, had a bite of the cats rotisserie chicken (straight out of their oven), then decided to have dessert before a meal. Those blackberries I cooked this week are delicious on toast, but I bought the little pound cakes today & put some of those blackberries & dollop of Cool Whip on top & fighting myself to keep from having another bowl full. SO good!

Joy, you reminded me that I still have not put my basement smoke detector back up, I changed batteries but when I tested it wouldn't give the squeal so thought it was worn out. I searched Amazon for new ones & happened to notice that one mentioned holding the test button down to make sure it squealed... well, that worked!  Don't have to buy a new one, just got to put it back up...

Larry, Cas was glued to the TV for all those golf games & would yell at me to "come see" the gorgeous flowers. He was so jealous that a parish member took our Priest to play golf on that course.... wealthy member  ;) , but that Priest delighted in talking to someone that realized how special that was. Cas was not a member of the church but any time he saw Cas he would make a point of talking golf with him. Cas was not fond of "organized" religion. His 2 best friends growing up were preacher's sons so he had a slanted view, but like I always explained to our kids, "he was quick to pray when they got sick and a believer that God was everywhere".... and he was grateful when prayers were said for him! We respected each other's beliefs and didn't try to change each other. Do hope you get some relief from being so tired when spring settles down. Glad that oxygen does help, does being outside help you?  Cas seemed to breathe easier in fresh air.

Jenn, I sure wouldn't be willing to waste more money on someone that can't do better than I will!  I've been trying to figure how I can have another pair of hands & feet to do a real spring cleaning.... working with someone that can do half again what I do. Don't know how to find one but my daughter says to price "by the job" and not by the hour. Makes sense, just make out a list of what you want done & ask how much.... I'm going to nail the pool guy down this next time, bottom line price & what it includes. Every time he keeps adding costs to what we talked about, more this & more that... & the bill is way MORE than what I expected! 

Jane, with my yard full of Bermuda grass there is no way to kill it without killing everything else (including the cats), so I'm not willing to pay $500-$1000 to make that berm look nice when a few months later is totally overgrown again. This year this whole area has a bumper crop of that purple weed.. the bloom looks like a giraffe head, don't know the name... solid mass of it between my house & the river & in many yards. I'm ready to call a truce & whatever covers the ground can stay! Reminds me, we're supposed to get rain this afternoon & think it is safe to put the rain gauge out again.  Better go do that while I think of it.

Gloria, was thinking of ways to keep the witch from your doorstep... how about holding a heavy pot when you see her coming & accidentally dropping it on her toes if she gets in your face... when she stoops over to pat her sore toes your rollator might get away from you & roll over the other toes... no? You can secretly grin next time you see her & remember my suggestion... okay? ;D 

Be back later, y'all behave (or have fun).


This day has been beautiful!! At first I didn't think I could hang laundry out, cloudy etc but it soon cleared and out went the bedding and towels!  While hanging them out a lone loon flew over so they are now back.  I put the instant pot on to make a double batch of yogurt, getting dirty looks for one pooch that there is no whey in her food! Then made 8 1/2 doz peanut butter cookies.put some in the hidey hole for you..that is it for me today.

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers ,I have a million thoughts running through my head and hope I am wrong about them all.I know how good we both felt when the oncologist gave the good news and now this.

Shirley ,thank you for the hugs.

Joy,I hope so too...with all the pot holes in the roads we sure don't need bumps in our life!

Jane, thank you..I hope we know soon. Just need to get the appointment for the MRI.

Enjoy your evening..

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

Good evening everyone. well I went to get on line and had no internet. I called the phone service and got a automated service now try talking to one of those, I am sure it is crazy but a little more of that and I would loose my sanity and and my temper both. have a good rest of the evening,



Good Late evening.  My breathing and oxygen level is not that good againto night.  One of the neighbors insist on sleeping on the couch to night . I keep telling her I am OK for the night. 

I will say good night and BIG hugs to everyone.  Prays where needed.

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Mary Ann

Lloyd, try your airplane key, if it is on you don't connect.

Mary Ann


A late night hello to Everyfriend!  I've had a busy day today and I fell asleep on the sofa twice.

The third yard guy was here this morning.  He seems to know what he's talking about and he shook my hand coming and going.  He took some measurements and my list and will get back to me by the end of the week with an offer.

After he left, I gave the doggies their snack, had a tomato sandwich and then took off to buy doggie shampoo.  When I got back, I stripped the cover off the couch, threw it in the washer and then threw Mickie in the bath tub.  She really doesn't like baths and lets me know that in no uncertain terms.  After her bath,  rested a bit and then it was Annie's turn.  She doesn't mind baths...meaning she knows it's something she has to put up with...so she's a bit easier.  But all that hanging over the tub and lifting and scrubbing and drying took the wind out of my sails. 

I cleaned out the bathtub and threw all the dog towels in the washer with the sofa cover and then I had to deal with the rest of that and supper too.

Everything is done except for changing the bed.  And THAT will have to wait for tomorrow.

I'm off to bed to recoup...I hope. 

I wis you all a great night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone.

Going to be another lovely day here. We need to take the garbage, ashes and dog landmines to the  dump today.

Jane, can you attach a removeable shower head and get in the tub with the dogs to bath them. I would get in the tub with the dogs and found it much easier to do..we now don't have a tub but a walk in shower and it makes it much easier on me.

Lloyd, hope you have your internet all straightened out.

I had better put an egg in my boot and beat it, sorely lagging behind this morning.

Enjoy your day everyone...

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Am I the only one up?  Maybe that means that everyone is having a good sleep in.  Hope so.

Very foggy out this morning.  Warm air coming in and it is supposed to be up in the 70's today.  Not too bad.

Quiet weekend so far and I hope it stays that way.

Well, there is Amy checking in.  Good morning, Amy, hope things go well for you today.  I would love to hear the loons. 

Lloyd Hammond

April 07, 2019, 08:28:47 am #85 Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 08:38:47 am by Lloyd Hammond
Mary Ann I know I am dutch y but I cant help that. I do not know what you are talking about My airplane key. I do not have a airplane.also I never put in enough hours to get a pilot's License I did take enough hours to do sallow but never finished enough time to fly.. It is 55º and calling for high in the 70 ty's in today.


Mary Ann

Lloyd, on my laptop on the function keys, over the + sign is an airplane key.  Sometimes I hit that key when I want the + and I disconnect the Internet.  It happened to me last week. 

If you don't have an airplane key, someone else will have to help you.  I don't have a plane or pilot's license either.

Mary Ann


Well, doggies.........Mary Ann, I never noticed that little airplane key before!  That's like on the phone, iPod, etc. to put the item in "airplane mode"... meaning turn off the wi-fi!!!  Glad you told us because I'm sure I've done it before & one of my kids fixed the problem of no internet without explaining to me.  Thank you!

What kind of computer are you using, Lloyd?  I am on the HP... my little airplane icon is same as Mary Ann's... right over or on top of the row of keys with numbers & then the _- and =+ keys.  If you see the + sign, look right above..,. at least on this HP laptop. Good luck!

Boy, do we have fog... worst I think I've ever seen in KS. Does anyone know if the tail lights come on when using the "auto running lights"?  I noticed a lot of cars today that rear lights were not on but were the kind that had "running lights" on. Their brake lights came on but didn't even see the cars until they stepped on their brakes. I've been doubting that mine are on but never confirmed one way or the other because it's hard to see when in the garage with light showing throught the open door & don't want to leave the car running & close the garage door. So, I've been turning off the "auto" and using manual ON when it's raining or thick fog like this morning.

Busy day, didn't get enought sleep last night so need a nap. Cats all happy this morning, Tom & Callie had salmon & Tiger got tuna. So funny to watch them sniff their bowl to see if they want what is offered... Last can of salmon so will have to do some shopping! 

Super Sunday to all.........(gotcha, Callie)  ;)


Hi Everyone. We are to have another cloudy day with it getting to 80 this afternoon.  It wasn't that warm yesterday but still comfortable to to sit out on the porch yesterday afternoon, which I did for 30 minutes or so and hope to do so again this afternoon.  I had to wash the pollen off the porch chairs.  In the past I have done that with the garden hose but can no longer get to the turn on valve. 

Happy to say I had a day yesterday that I was not anxious to have it end as was feeling a 100% different than on Friday and enjoyed the day.  This is the second day in a row my blood pressure was too low to take the diuretic as was only 59 and the doctor told me it must be at least 60 or above to take it.  The main thing I have on the agenda today is to go to Church by listening to last weeks Church service online as I can visualize being there. I did watch a couple of hours of golf yesterday afternoon and then watched the first game of the Semifinal of the men's basketball game.  I didn't try to watch the second game as came on too late.  However, when I got up to have my Camomile Tea I did catch the last few minutes of it.

Joy, actually I didn't watch the amateur women play that last round of golf on the Master's Course.  They had finished by the time I got to the TV yesterday afternoon.  I didn't realize that they had smoke detectors that would run for ten years on a battery.  Ours need to be changed every year and sometimes sooner.  I can reach all but a couple of them and they are the easiest to change than any we ever have had as the little battery case open and it doesn't require taking device off the wall and hooking the battery terminals to the battery. 

Shirley, our bodies are certainly very complex systems and it is amazing how they can work when things go wrong but aren't we thankful that they can.  I think the only way someone not a member of the club can play at Augusta National is when a guest of a member.  The members have to have deep pockets.  Even getting tickets to watch the Masters is not an easy process but a sought after ticket.  I haven't been outside very much since I became ill but know the fresh air can't be harmful and hope to do that more when we have weather in the high 70's and the 80's.  I have a very nice place to sit on my front porch that is in the shade in the afternoons.  I agree with your daughter in having housework paid for a set price rather than on a hourly basis.  At the beginning of this year we gave our housekeeper a little raise as she had done the job for 4 years without an increase and is well worth what we pay her.  It usually takes her about 3 hours to clean our little over 2,000 square foot home although doesn't often clean the upstairs sewing room although she is welling to do so. Have you asked friends for any recommendations as some of them may have housekeepers.  You deserve not having to do the housecleaning as it sounds like your cats are a full-time job.  I will not put out my rain gauge this year as can't get out to empty it with the rollator and the ground is so uneven. 

Amy, I hope your husband gets good results from his new tests.  Your worrying is not going to change the results but do understand your concern as he has been through so much. 

Lloyd, hard to get a problem fixed with those recorded phone messages.  Glad to see you are back online. Different brands of laptops set their function keys to different functions. 

Lindancer, how thoughtful of your neighbor to stay with you last night.  I do hope your breathing is better today. 

Jane, I know from some experience that washing a pet is not an easy task when they don't want to cooperate.  You were busy yesterday.  I hope you can have a quiet Sunday with your clean dogs and sofa. 

Phyllis, we have not had many mornings with fog so far this year and sometimes it stays down around the river and we are on a bluff so often miss it altogether.


April 07, 2019, 03:37:11 pm #89 Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 03:40:10 pm by CallieOK
Good Afternoon,

Shirley,  I consider myself "Got!  :) :)     

Re:  housecleaning.  I use a locally owned Cleaning Service every two weeks The same gal comes every time and she now sees things that need attention that I haven't even noticed - as well as doing some occasional extras since it rarely takes her as long as the estimated time.  I do tip her every time but don't pay her directly.  The Service bills me a monthly set fee that's based on certain services and personal needs and how long the estimated time for cleaning my # of rooms would take.  The Service takes care of getting a sub or any other change I might need.

Miss Emily called earlier to say she had finished her first Board Exams, which were today. She and friends who had also taken them were going out to celebrate but she didn't mention fog in the K.C. area.

Larry,  I also saw the last few minutes of the second basketball game last night and was glad Texas Tech won.  Always glad to see a conference team win if my Sooners or Cowpokes aren't in the running.

Gloria,  I, too, am glad your neighbor stayed with you last night.  Hope things are better today.

Not much going on around here except the "same old same old".  Did go OTL today after church.  Now ready to be a Recliner Radish and finish the paper....such as it is.  I'm too stubborn to switch completely to on-line reading and surely do miss the various columns and other things that are no longer in the print version.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.