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  • so_P_bubble: why doesit always happen on a holiday lol
    November 03, 2019, 03:07:09 am
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    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
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    November 01, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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  • 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

Soda Shoppe for MAY 15,2019

Started by so_P_bubble, May 14, 2019, 11:02:52 pm

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CallieOK

May 18, 2019, 01:23:56 pm #60 Last Edit: May 18, 2019, 01:26:48 pm by CallieOK
Shirley, think of the helmet as setting a good example for the children., who will probably fuss at you, too. ;D

JaneS

CALLIE, you took the words right out of my mind!  Still not feeling up to par but I will!

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Shirley

Et tu, Brute?  :tissue:  , Callie? But I don't want to be an example, I want to just cruise along. I'm trying to think of how to set the various controls to the simplest usage, different settings for speeds so why pedal?  I did think "step through" was going to be lower, but practice will help. You were right about the rain heading for Lloyd. We got a little rain so far but the thunder was interesting (to say the least). It would rollllll & rolllllll some more, like I remember hearing as a kid. Another band of storms to the west but looks like they may go north of us. Keeping the temps down, that suits me fine since it got a little warm in the house yesterday. Says it is 66° so will open the doors again & chill the house down.

Jane, I have 2 crape myrtle shrubs growing so fast I am afraid to wait to move them until cold weather. Also a hawthorn tree that I am excited to get planted in a permanent spot. Have a circle cut in the concrete in the pool area that will grow anything faster than I can replant. You wouldn't believe how many red bud trees I moved to that spot when a few inches tall & in a year they were waist high. I just wiggle them with a long butcher knife that I bought at an estate sale for that purpose.... long pointed.... my mother had one like that she kept in the yard all the time. I pull them out dry root & put them into a bucket with "root tone" & pour some of that into the hole when I plant. The yard guy that I was married to hated to mow around anything but the guys I hire can't complain or they can mow somewhere else! If you can't have things the way you want than you switch gears & have what you like, right? Do hope you feel better fast, we lose a lot of muscle strength when we go down even for a day or so. Hugs to you.

Here it is, 3:18 pm & I have nothing to show for the day. Had a nice nap, though, & a bowl of grapefruit sections waiting to eat. I do love that stuff but the big jars are so expensive. When in season I will buy a bag full & peel them all & put in a big Tupperware bowl with lid, refrigerate & eat out of it. Yum.... of course, I put lots of sugar in mine so probably not as good for the body .... but I don't have a problem with sugar. Like I said before, life changes so we may as well enjoy every day as much as possible. This is the first time in my life I have nobody else to ask what or when to eat, can't change the conditions so smile and make the best of it. Good thing we aren't all alike or the world would be one silly place!   Jane,  :P   ;)

Amy

Wood is all piled, laundry in off the line and put right back on the bed, the front lawn is fertilized and that is it for the day!!

Calling for rain tomorrow and Monday. Rhubarb may get picked and put into a rhubarb pineapple sauce too!!

Jane, rest, drink lots of water and don't forget Shirley Epsom salt bath to sooth your muscles/back ache.

Shirley, growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. I like to think we are all kids at heart no matter how old we are.

Larry, we have two ramps one from the garage to the house and one at the front of the house to the verandah. Kyle built them for our friend to use, little did we know that we would also be using them and the ambulance people too! They are a blessing to us.

Going to put my feet up, I think...
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

well it is time to bid you all sweet dreams and and goodnight. the children brought Nancy home so batching is over for now. sure did miss her also. it is amazing how many time that I turn my head to where she normal sets to say did you see that or ask what did they say. yes I have what is supposed t be state of the art hearing aids provided through VA by you tax paying people that have income. they are just a little better than nothing at all. I still find my self asking what did they say.Hope to see you all tomorrow. good night.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm sitting here trying to decide if I feel well enough to get ready and go to church.  If I have a morning like yesterday, I wouldn't want to be among people, even good friends like those at church.  I'm one of those who want to be left alone when I'm sick.  I think I'll go take a shower and see what develops!  Wish me well!  As I wish all of you well!

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phyllis

I was up at 5 but awake at 3.  Just one of those nights that from time to time happens and that we just have to get through.  Not feeling bad just couldn't sleep.

I'm the same as you, Jane.  When I don't feel well I just want to crawl into bed and have everyone leave me alone.  Of course, I want them somewhere close by in case I need help.  Guess I want it both ways.  ::)

I'm glad you will at least think about a helmet, Shirley.  A hot helmet is a much better option than a concussion or a fractured skull and it only takes one miss-hap at even a slow speed to have a bad outcome.

I'll get off my soap box and go get another cup of coffee.  I have a feeling this is going to be a day that I spend a lot of time in the recliner doing as little as possible.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Shirley

Good morning, Friends!  Fitbit tells me I got one minute shy of 5 hours sleep. That is pretty good for a Sunday morning. I will nap another day, this one will be busy taking the cover off the pool & doing what is necessary (putting the pump back together, draining & refilling with fresh water AFTER doing the blasting with the power washer, etc)... Gr-son & son wanted the job this year & it would have been less stress for me if the pool guy was doing. It is at least a $250 job either way & hopefully give the gr-son experience to earn more than "hourly" at his part time jobs during college. We don't get back from church & breakfast at McDonald's until about 9:30 so will be a long day, rain or shine. I am seriously envying everyone not having to worry about house maintenance.....  Must go eat a little breakfast so I can take my aspirin... can't take on an empty stomach & skipped yesterday as I'm guessing it was the cause of "stomach burn" this week. Maybe it was stress with everyone nagging me about wearing a helmet!  :2funny:   Wishing all a Super Sunday with smiles from ear to ear!

Gloria

Good morning everyone, another bad night so not really up to the computer this morning. Really just going to read and catch up what  you are doing. Then will turn on the TV and lay on the couch for the rest of the day hoping I will sleep at  times.

JOAN  like you when I don't feel well I just want quiet and no one around.

Have a good day doing just what you want to do.

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Amy

Good morning everyone..

We had rain overnight and we are to have more today. I did not want to get up, well at least my body didn't it was quite happy in the comfy spot I finally found. No more wood until the next order comes and that is it!!

I agree with Jane ,Phyliss and Gloria, I too like to be left alone when not feeling well.

Going to do a lot of nothing today.

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

Lloyd Hammond

well the weather guesser says it is 58º and sunny here heading for 68º for high today. but he /she lied it is cloudy here, the clouds are moving to the east. at least they are gentile not loud roiling like yesterday. i hope it settles down by time we get the RV fixed and on the move.at least by time we get to Tampa. I would like to put on a swim trunk's and go to the beach an fined some sea shells under the pear. have a great day as you all like it.

Lloyd

larryhanna

Hi Everyone.  It is another clear and soon to be a very hot day in the mid to high 90's.  I saw on the weather map that yesterday we had the hottest temperature in the whole USA and they expect us to get to 100 this coming Saturday.

I am going to be brief in my comments this morning as it is already after eleven am and I am just now getting to my office. I do want to share the great news (think we all needed some of that after this last week) and that is Oldiesman posted in CP that he will be taking over ownership of this website and so our discussions will be able to continue.  Aren't we fortunate to have such a kind and caring man who is willing to do this for us all.  I know this is a big concern to probably all of us.

Sandy

Thats ok Shirley,
it is only going to take you one
good bang on your noggin before
you realize the error of your ways.   

 :2funny:  :idiot2:  :coolsmiley:

We don't love the people we love
 because they are perfect.
We love them because they are.

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

JaneS

Yay Oldiesman!  Thank you for stepping up!

I made it to church, stayed for coffee hour and even went by WM and replenished some of my supplies.  My daughter stopped by around noon or so and asked me if I have any white thread.  I said, "doesn't everyone?"  She admitted that she didn't but she does now. 

I went looking for something in the bathroom closet yesterday and ended up cleaning it out.  I have a rather large bag of throwaways and nice clean shelves and neatly stacked items.  And I know what's in there!

It's supposed to start raining any time now but it's not cold with it.  The temp got into the low 80s today.  I'm loving it!  Also feeling better!

I hope you are all having a good day and feeling up to par!

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Shirley

Haha, but Sandy, I've already had many really bad cracks on the noggin from rollerskating backwards to doing a flip on the concrete porch & head flipping back hard enough on a brick wall to need a stitch, (no time for X-ray). Seriously, I am as comfortable on a bike as I am walking.... in fact, probably safer, I tripped over a cat when I cracked my head that last time.

Pool is all done, it wasn't so bad to need draining & fresh water put in & will be sparkling in a couple days IF we don't get a lot of rain to wash all the dirt that had settled around the cover back into the water. They were at it so fast I didn't get a chance to wash that dust away & rain tomorrow will do it's dirty deed to dump back into the pool. Got the bottom vacuumed & will need to do it again tomorrow as it settles the ickies out of the water.

Larry, I am more than relieved at the news from Oldiesman.... and hope that includes us as well as CP. Thanks! Sure hope you don't have to get out in that heat, nothing drains my energy more than to get too hot. I've told the doctors for years that, "I don't have a thermostat in my body".... temps keep going up like sitting in the sun in the car & the AC down so cold it would almost freeze water... but my blood just starts to simmer.

I'll join the rest of you girls in being alone when I don't feel well. I can't relax when anyone else is in the house but no problem "doin' nuthin" when I'm alone.  Going to try for a couple hours sleep since I had expected to be working on the pool all afternoon, Sunday is a day of rest, right?  Nasty weather predicted for tomorrow & next day.

Jane, 3 cheers for a clean closet! I have a couple boxes in one closet with shirts/tops that I wasn't ready to get rid of last time I went through things & have not opened them since. Should I even look inside or just take to the DAV or Goodwill?  Guess I will look, more times than not I find clothes from years ago that I like better than what I've been wearing.

Amy

This is where oldieman posted if you want to go and say thank you.

https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=717.msg155525#new

Jane, so happy to read you are feeling better. I need to shock a few of my cupboards/drawers also.

Shirley, I do understand about the biking, I feel the same way when I kayak and folks tell me to put my life jacket on. So used to going without as we were all taught to swim like fish!
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

Shirley

And, Amy, I can't tread water so wouldn't go near without a life jacket. It is all what we are & born to be. The pool is already pretty & blue just hours after taking the cover off. I've vacuumed it twice because the filter dumps the ickies to the bottom & I couldn't wait until tomorrow to see it sparkle. Been here more than 30 years & first time it has been this little trouble. Thanks for the link, I'll go thank the new "boss".

Gloria, hope you are feeling better this evening. I'm ready to go have a bowl of the grapefruit slices... I could eat that whole big jar full BuT... actually tastes better today than the Russell Stover turtles I bought at 75% off after Easter! I have about half that box gone since discovering it in the little frig in the basement. ;D  I'm feeling my oats today, one more major job taken care of.

mycheal

Thank you Oldiesman

Mycheal

Lindancer

Good Evening, still very tired. slept 10 hours yesterday unheard of for me ,  /still felt tired.  I had Ferina and blue buries to day, but do not feel like anything else.  Shirley is wanting to to have a dish of grape fruit,

Mary Ann they did have nice weather for the golf although they kept saying rain.

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Shirley

Gloria de... I have not heard of Ferina since I was a kid! My mother used to fix for us, all the different cooked cereals. We never had cold cereal that I can remember. I also loved sweet rice (milk, sugar & cinnamon), I did make that for my kids. Sure wish I could share my appetite with all of you that are never hungry!

I'm going to get ready for bed, the cats had their "midnight snack" early & are all outside. They are tired today because Andy & his son, Evan, were here working on the pool so they were out in the pool area & down to the basement where half the stuff they needed was stored. The cats have seen them since they were born but they don't think anyone else belongs in their house so they ran from one area to another!

JaneS

good Night All!  I'm off to dreamland and I wish you all happy dreams, peaceful sleep and a good tomorrow!

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CallieOK

I'm amazed at the number of schools and services that are closing tomorrow (Monday) because of the threat for severe weather.  Weathermen are all saying they have never seen conditions like we may have statewide.
If you don't hear from me for a while, it may be because I've blown to Shirley's or Lloyd's.  :)

Hope my cell phone doesn't squawk with a warning too early.

Sleep well, Everyfriend and have pleasant dreams.

Amy

Good morning everyone..

We didn't get the storm that the weather guessers were calling for  but we may get one today. We did take more garbage to the dump yesterday ,old tires and the recycle went. Made a pot of baked beans and it only took one hour in the Instant Pot!!! Today will be spaghetti and this will take 10-12 min...amazing machine it is.

Callie, stay safe ...don't want to see you blowing in the wind..

Gloria de....we haven't had Ferina but have had Red River or as I call it bird seed ,Cream of Wheat and oatmeal all good hot cereal.

Hope everyone is feeling good today..

Enjoy your day..
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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, weather forecasters were off again. Forecast was for a dry sunny week end. Saturday was beautiful, yesterday cloudy and periods of rain. That makes 14 weekends in a row with rain.. Rained overnight again, every thing is wet outside again. As much as I dislike the space it takes up I think I will be asking my son to put my AC in. Getting warmer and humid.  I really cannot take the summer weather anymore. Supposed to get up to 79° today, hope they are wrong again. Don't think my son would be happy with a call asking to put the AC in, they just got back from 2 weeks in Hawaii.

SHIRLEY  I agree with the others, get a helmet. You would scold your family members for not wearing one but you are one stubborn lady with the attitude of "cannot happen to me".

LARRY  thank you for the news from Oldiesman. I think we were all worried what would happen to S&F.

OLDIESMAN  thank you so much for taking over and keeping us together.

Think I will either go back to bed or lay on the couch, keep yawning, not good way to start the day.
Have a good day.

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JaneS

I'm up and attem.  The doggies have had their pill and breakfast, I had breakfast and next on he agenda is getting ready to put in an appearance at WM. 

I hope the storms all pass around you and you stay safe and in place. 

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Joy

Good morning to all the early friends.

Amy, Jane, Callie, and Gloria.... you all are up and "at em" early.

I have had breakfast and just stopping by here for a few minutes.  I need to do a few chores before I get my hair done at 12:30..   Those couple hours will fly by so quick.  I just do not get things done as quickly as I used to.

It is a pretty sunny morning and supposed to be up in the 80's and humid.  Most of the time, those temperatures are for down in the city and we usually are several degrees cooler than what the weatherman says.  I hope to sit outside for a little while later.

Gloria, many times when I get up, as soon as I have breakfast, I snuggle up in my recliner and go back to sleep.  I always have such a hard time waking up.  I am definitely not a morning person.

Jane, have a good day at WM.

Callie, hope your weather doesn't turn out as bad as the prediction.  Please be safe !!!

Amy, I sure wish I could get around to using my Instant Pot.  Everytime I think I am ready to take it out of the box, I see a lot of people telling all about their "failures" and that really discourages me.  I know people that just love their IP, but I am not as thrilled with what I read as I was before I got it.  I have not even taken it out of the box.  One of these days, I guess I will just have to "bite the bullet" and just do it.

I hope you all and all the other friends will have a wonderful day.

Thanks to Oldiesmann for keeping us all together. 

Joy
BIG BOX

phyllis

Well, I'm up but not really 'attem.  I was aching a lot last night so took a couple of Tylenol at bedtime.  I slept very well but am still so groggy this morning that I feel like a zombie.  Coffee is helping me rejoin the world.

Amy, I have resisted getting an InstaPot but you you make it sound very appealing. But, where on earth would I put it???  The cupboards and countertops are full of other stuff I thought I needed to make cooking easier.  :(

Michael (Oldiesman) has several websites that he maintains so it is very generous of him to take on responsibility for S&F and keep it going.  He understands how important this site is to us more....ahem...."mature" people.

Good morning, Joy.  I'm usually better in the morning than later in the day but not this morning.  I'm trying to stay away from the recliner but it looks really inviting today.

Must get the day started.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Lindancer

Good Morning

Not to with it this morning.  I feel a little on the nausausa side.  When I do not feel good, I always go to Fernia with natural sugar.   see you later

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CallieOK

Merry Monday,

Still here and, so far, no storms in the immediate area. Shirley and Lloyd don't need to get out the nets for a safe landing just yet.  :D

Joy, I was actually up late with my last post.  You'll probably never see me "at 'em" as early as Amy and Jane.  As I've said before,  I'm not slow; I just do things "leisurely" - and mornings are definitely at leisure!

Will probably spend most of my day in the recliner or at the computer.....hopefully not in the "hidey hole" which, in my case, is a closet in the middle of the house and behind my bathroom.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.

larryhanna

Hi Everyone.  Been very busy morning so just checking in to say I am fine this morning and will try to come back and post this afternoon.