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  • so_P_bubble: Congrats Michael and best of like for safe driving :)
    Yesterday at 04:17:48 am
  • Pooch1: Great!  But get yourself a St. Christopher medal to hang on the rear view mirror so you can hang on to this car.
    December 04, 2019, 12:26:24 pm
  • Amy: Micheal, way to go!!!
    December 03, 2019, 05:47:47 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Got the car! Came complete with a 6-month, 6000-mile warranty as well. Just need to replace the wipers and get new batteries for the keyfob.
    December 03, 2019, 04:48:32 pm
  • Amy: Micheal,  good luck today..hope it all works out for you!
    December 02, 2019, 12:38:38 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Going to look at a car on Tuesday. 2012 Hyundai Sonata with 77,000 miles (124,000 km) and slightly cheaper than the car I wrecked so hopefully I can get financing and an affordable monthly payment
    November 30, 2019, 06:24:07 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Hopefully getting a new car in the next week. GAP insurance payment finally came through on Tuesday so now I just need to call the credit union and get the rest of the loan paid off, then decide which car I want and everything
    November 29, 2019, 01:42:59 am
  • brian: you are   fortunate  bubble      most    dont live  close-------   good  luck to you (  I didnt  know  about   wheelchair)
    November 27, 2019, 11:51:16 am
  • so_P_bubble: Brian: wheelchair... It's also wheels! I live very near the clinic and the shops. As for the dentist... I prefer to forget him, I haven't been there for over three years.
    November 27, 2019, 04:31:22 am
  • brian: bubble  how   do u  get   groceries?   how u get to  doctor?how u get to  dentist?
    November 26, 2019, 11:49:40 am
  • Amy: Micheal ..Way to go! Thing are now looking up for you...
    November 26, 2019, 11:09:49 am
  • Oldiesmann: Looks like I may be able to go get a car this coming weekend. The credit union finally got the check from the GAP insurance so I just need to call or visit the credit union for a quote to pay off the loan
    November 26, 2019, 10:25:42 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, if you were closer I would let you use my car. I hardly go out these days, maybe only once a week when I volunteer at the library.
    November 26, 2019, 05:10:53 am
  • Oldiesmann: Insurance only covered a rental car for 30 days. The accident happened almost 2 months ago so I'm paying out of pocket at this point
    November 25, 2019, 11:49:47 pm
  • Pooch1: Ins. should pay all rental expenses. Parental counsel was good advice.  Don't start afresh until all old problems are resolved. 
    November 24, 2019, 06:19:44 pm
  • Michael: ..
    November 24, 2019, 04:47:43 pm
  • brian: I once was in accident    and insurance co paid  for  rental   but  before  my car  was fixed   general motors   was on strike  so new  parts   couldnt be ordered.I had  that  rental car  over a year   for  free!!!!!!!!
    November 24, 2019, 01:18:55 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Also getting to the point where I'm trying to decide how much longer to wait it out. My parents have been saying I shouldn't get a new car until the current one is paid off but it's been nearly 2 months since the accident and the rental car is costing me a lot of money (or will when I return it)
    November 23, 2019, 12:22:54 pm
  • Pooch1: Ouch!
    November 23, 2019, 08:56:26 am
  • Oldiesmann: Still waiting for everything to be paid off with the old car. Going to end up owing about $600 after GAP insurance
    November 22, 2019, 11:31:46 am

Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, July 01, 2019, 12:29:42 am

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  I didn't sleep very well last night and I'm still tired.  And I have to go to work at 9 this morning.  Probably won't have time for a nap because I have an eye appointment at 2:30. 

I loved all the camping pictures!  My first camping trip was in a combination camper/tent that belonged to my Father's friend.  They camped first and then left it for us.  I was about 5 years old.  After that I was permanently HOOKED on camping.  I went with the Girl Scouts in every possible venue you could imagine and I took my kids.  My husband wasn't a total fan but he went along with it because it was a cheap way to travel with 4 kids.  I really miss the feeling that being in the woods always gave me and I envy SHIRLEY every time she posts about camping.  But I read her posts avidly!

It's raining here.  It rained off and on all night is supposed to do the same all day today.  The good thing is, I don't have to drag the hose around and water everything.  It's getting watered all by itself. 

I guess I better get moving.  I have a few things to do before I go to work.  I wish you all a wonderful day just as you like it!

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Good morning everyone.

Just marking my spot. Taking Kyle to the Dr today plus I hope to get a letter excusing me from jury duty again.

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


I slept better last night so that is going to help me get through the day.  Cloudy and humid today.  Callie, I'm not sure I could exist without Air Conditioning.  I hope yours is working again.

I've forgotten who mentioned Taste of Home recipes for the Instant Pot but I thank you.  I've bookmarked that site.  Some wonderful things there.  I want to make a pot of Navy Bean Soup, sometimes called Senate Bean Soup,and even though it is a hot soup on a hot day it is one of my comfort foods. I have an old, old recipe that I don't even remember where it came from but it is the one I always use and I'm sure it will easily adapt to the IP.  Now, I just have to get some ham hocks, or try Shirley's ham shanks.

MAKE it a good day, Everyone.


Good morning every one. I was rudely awakened at 7 am with a loud noise. The painters are here to finish painting this building. They started last summer but with all the rain we had they could not finish, They did get the sides and back done and now it is the front. Their truck is right in front of my windows, of course not right outside, they are way down 3 flights on the ground. ;) .

SHIRLEY at one time around here you could not go anywhere near water with  out the Canada geese being pesty. Now it is wild turkeys and they can be mean protecting their "territory".

CALLIE  like you my AC is not working right. Have to keep all doors closed just to keep it comfortable in here, do not enjoy sleeping on the couch. Will have to call my son later and ask him if he can go get me a new one. I never liked this portable one and want a window one. It is official, the witch cannot make us use only portable ones.

LARRY  happy  57 years of marriage.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to Photos. Great pictures. Sure a big place where Don is now living. This building has only 53 apartments. quite small for senior housing.

Think I will get into a cool shower, might cool me a bit.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

well as being Married to a Leagile secretary at one time I Sean and heard some of the in's and outs.the easty of getting dismised is let them think you are predigest. I was also dismissed by being kin to the lawyer's sectary one time.
But on the other hand it is a privilege to be on a panel and keep a open and fair mined. think about if you were being tried you would like the best and fairest one you could have and get.



Merry Monday.

I turned the a/c on at 9:00 p.m. and went to bed in a cool house at 11:00.  :thumbup:
Everything fine this morning.

I guess I could have gone to a movie and eaten out while the house was so hot but I don't do either of those things by myself.

Gloria, New York granddaughter has a portable ac for her bedroom but it won't work for the whole apartment.

I remember friends complaining about Canada geese on a golf course that would carry off the ball lying on the fairway after golfer hit a long drive.

Weather gurus predicting very hot and dry for rest of July.  Hope all my pretty flowers make it through.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable day.


I am not capable of posting today as am very muddled and my mind isn't working.  I'll be back when my mind clears.  


CAROL, that was me with the TOH recipes.  I've got a bunch of them copied with plans to work my way through them as needed. 

I did my shift at WM and right near the end, a high school friend came through my line.  We had a chance to chat and catch up on life in general.  That was nice.

Then I came home, fed the doggies and took the OUT and fed myself.  I had a few minutes before I had to leave again for an eye Dr. appointment.  The Dr. took time to answer a bunch of questions that I've been saving up for him and the gist of things is that my eyes will never get much better but they haven't gotten any worse in the last 5 years.  I'm holding my own and that's good news.

Now I'm off to finish making the doggie food, feed the doggies and have something to eat for myself.  I hope you are all doing well and that your day is a good one. 

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Good morning everyone..

Not much sleep last night between coughing and letting the dogs out we gathered sleep in a pint box! Yesterday went well, Dr is going to fill out forms to see if Kyle can get his licence back. Will be nice to have another driver in the family.

Lloyd, I did sit on jury duty for 11 days, made the drive 1 1/2 hour each way in March. Got called a second time and they  settled it out of court. I also believe one should do their duty and sit for jury at least once.....but not 4 times!

Janie,I went to get lids for my canning jars and they were close to 4.00 for 12 lids. Picked some up at Dollarama for $2.00 so 10 boxes came home with me.

Callie, I watch the Canada geese fly in on the neighbours yard  to eat and soon enough his little dogs and I do mean little come running out and chase the geese off. Their little legs are going a mile and minute but they do the job.

Gloria, hope you get your a/c fixed or a new one to help keep you cool. I am going to be doing cherries this morning but won't heat the house up too much.

Larry, love the photo of you and Pat . Pray today is a better day for you.

Phyllis , I put chicken in the IP turned it to 30 min and ended up with lovely cooked chicken that will be put into soup the IP.

Been meaning to ask everyone, what do you pay for celery? The bunch of celery was 1.49 to 1.99 but now ours is 4.99!! What a jump in price!!

Enjoy your day everyone.....stay cool.
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 Everyfriend!  I'm checking in this morning and then checking out.  I'm off to the black raspberry field.  The owner sends out emails and when I told her I'd be leaving to come there this morning around 8 she said that if they were all picked over, she'd let me know in time to head me off.  She hasn't yet so I'm planning to leave as scheduled.

AMY, I don't like celery so I don't buy it. But I'll check it out the next time one comes through my line.  Or if I get a recipe that NEEDS it to make it work, I'll let you know.

I've NEVER been called for jury duty.  I guess they must think I'm prejudiced so they work around me.  Interesting!

LARRY, I loved the photo...especially liked PAT'S shirt.  I hope you feel better as the day goes on!

I guess I better get on my horse!  It will soon be time to leave and I have to make a stop at the ATM before I head to the Raspberries.

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Jane ,I noticed the Scotty dogs also on Pats blouse. Lovely blouse too!
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, going to be hot today and according to the weather guesser humidity will start going up again, that is the killer for me. Nice time to go visit Australia? Are any of you fed up with all the catalogs we get in the mail? I got 3 yesterday and never  heard of them before. Last catalog unless you make another order. I just tear my name out and they go into recycle.

CALLIE  the portable AC I have is 12,500 and did cool ‌to the bedroom as long as I had a fan blowing the air into the bedroom but now is hardly keeping it cool in here. About 1 pm the sun shines full blast at this side of the building and even with the shades down it gets hot.

LARRY  time for you to rest and take care of YOU. As long as you come in to say hello it will be enough.

JANE  good news that your eyes are not getting worse. I know how my Mom was at the end when she could no longer read. Then she was diabetic, too, and it got her eyes. Not much could be done 70 years ago.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to Larry's photo. They look wonderful and those beautiful roses.

AMY  at times I wonder how I did so much canning at the end of summer in the heat. Would never be able to do it now. The older I get the more the heat and humidity get me.

JANE  hope the field of raspberries is not picked out before you get there. Oh I can almost taste the good homemade jam.

Have a good day and keep cool.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well I slept in late this AM, went to bed late also last night. the reason for going to bed Late was going through ever cranny looking for the title of the car, we traded it off yesterday.It is wore out and has a lot of dents and scratches on it. we bought a 2015 Chrysler town and country with a little less than 60,ooo actual miles on the odometer. our old car had over 3oo,ooo miles on it. Have a good day.



I'm up but not doing too well this morning so I'm just checking in and will talk tomorrow.


Good Morning, Seniors! Thanks for the photo, Larrry & Pat.... and posting, Bubble. Slow down with organizing that man cave, Larry, as my mother used to say, "Rome wasn't built in a day".  Hope you get rested up, you do mean a lot to all of us and we miss your chats & explaining what you are up to.

Amy, I noticed a big jump in the price of celery last time I bought. I can't make my meat spread or soup without it but find some often goes to waste, I don't "munch" it like the old days. I know I didn't pay $4.99 & you reminded me that I think there is some in the crisper drawer that needs to be checked on. I used to love potato, celery & onion soup with lots of butter in it, always save the heart for soups unless I am cooking "candied carrots". When I fix them I always cover the top with chopped celery leaves before covering with brown sugar. Hope you feel better soon & that Kyle gets his driver's license renewed quickly.

It is cloudy but sun was bright for a few minutes, had to squint. Have not checked radar but managed to get the bed all made up & clean pillow cases on all the pillows I pile up to watch TV on that king size bed. The cats are sure those pillows are for them since I don't sleep on them & don't watch TV in CO. I even managed to get the pool vacuumed before it got too dark last night. The body wants to go back to bed but I haven't had my breakfast.

Cats fed & not sure where they went to sleep, they spent the night out but it was humid so I didn't open the door for them to pester me. They have been unhappy because a man from "down the street" has been using the path behind my house to fish from.... he is too lazy to create his own... and the cats won't go down the hill with me as long as he is around. They sit at the top & watch. Last year I did mention to him that the area behind where he lives (rents) always had a deeper hole for the fish... but he didn't take the hint. We don't own that part that goes to the river but the rest of us respect the fact that we pay higher taxes to live here.

The city official I talked to when we first bought explained why they kept that part of the land from property owners. It was included in the "section" that was sold before this one & people built docks & closed off parts, caused a problem for the Fish & Game department. Anyway, he prevents the cats from taking a walk with me & they loved rolling in the sand & exploring as long as I was there to protect them from whatever wildlife was around. Callie was willing to go down with me since she was sure humans were okay as long as I was there to protect her. Still no sign of her.

On with the day, must check radar, it is looking grim out there.

Oops, Lloyd & Gloria slipped in. Lloyd, my little Buick Encore is a 2013 & has a little over 20,000 miles on it, but the RV is a 2015 & close to 30,000 now (I think). I thought I drive a lot! 

Gloria, our bodies are running the same, the humidity knocks me out. I feel for you with that west sun heating the walls, too bad they didn't plant trees to shade that part. On the house we built I put room darkner (thermo lined) drapes across the whole living room wall, set the rods so the drapes could open beyond the big windows, but it also helped keep the heat off the west wall from coming in the house. I don't get any catalogs cause I never order from them & nobody gives them my name, I guess. Me & Amazon do a lot of business. :thumbup:

Oh, Phyllis, sorry you aren't up to par this morning. (((hugs))) See you tomorrow.


July 09, 2019, 11:43:17 am #136 Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 11:45:43 am by larryhanna
Hi everyone. It appears we will be staying in the high 80's today with a high chance for Thunderstorms later this afternoon.

A word of explanation on my strange posting yesterday. I think I have mentioned having had a few days disappear from my memory but only affecting certain events or dates. I have now had an occasional day where I simply couldn't make my mind accomplish anything. It is a very frightening experience and one of concern. I did awaken today feeling like my mental capacity has returned. Yesterday I  I was able to make a to make two calls. One was to my dentists office to cancel the afternoon appointment as the sensitivity had cleared up in my tooth and also was able to call and reschedule another appointment with my foot doctor.

The man from Lowe's was here an hour late for his scheduled appointment but fortunately I had already made my decision before yesterday.  The good news was that the furnishings from this room, including my hospital bed and desk won't have to be moved. A PDF document is generated from his visit and the order desk at Lowe's and they will contact us in a few days to a final cost figure for a fully installed job. 

Today is Pat's 78th Birthday and she has finally caught up with me in speaking age. I am sure we will see Scott and the girls later today. Pat is still trying to get over all the medicine and is feeling better each day.

The aid called an hour early and when she got here she told me that 9 am will likely be my time in the future rather than 10 am.  I am very short of breath again today and took morphine early and will again at lunch.  This means that I will likely spend most of the day laying here on my bed.

Marilyne, the World Cup Women's group certainly have a strong case for pay parity and are to be congratulated for winning the World Title again.  Pat and I certainly agree with your comments about doing things such as cooking. Pat can't stand a dirty kitchen or bathroom.  I don't even like a messy kitchen and when I am mentally functioning I enjoy washing up a few dishes or emptying the dishwasher or dryer and then Pat gets frustrated with me for doing those things.

Rebot, I am not surprised that I posted in the wrong place yesterday.  Doing that posting took wasn't easy and was mentally disturbing.
Judy, at least you found it is your equipment and not something you have done at your house or your Internet receptions.  Pat has had ringing in her ears for years and needs some noise to counter it.  I was going to suggest  do a little research on Tinnitus and see you already mentioned.  It sounds like you may have a problem doctor who knows everything. Fortunately there are many good doctors as well.

Marilyn, I am happy to read that you are not struggling trying to keep up your house as well as Keith and the pets. I find I do pretty well in the morning but by afternoon am ready to just lay on the bed and listen to music or a funny rerun. Keith is probably doing all he can do.  I missed the Sunday services but have recorded them so not to late to listen.

Carol, I am having a problem of getting my bookmark set so that I don't have to relog in here daily.  At least I know what to look for.  I sure didn't want to post that message yesterday as I don't think it forebodes anything good but it is what it is and fortunately isn't an everyday happening to me.

Janet, thanks for the update on your visit to see your eldest sister. So sad that apparently your sister's husband is so negative to Hospice.  I was not aware of a five year limit but by the time we get to the Hospice stage I will take 5 more years anytime.  Thanks for giving me your BIL name and if you will email me his telephone number I will be able to know who is calling and won't consider it a robocall.  Even in my muddled state yesterday I asked the Lowe's man if he knew about Hospice as he has ill parents and he didn't.

Jane, while we always hope for improvement just maintaining is a victory for your eyes. 

Bubble, thanks again for getting the link to the two pictures.

Amy, I sure wouldn't be eating any celery at that price.  I remember when a single apple started costing $1 or more.  Pat has some cute blouses but ironing has become very difficult for her.  I just bought a steamer that came yesterday and I have high hopes for it that maybe it will eliminate the ironing.  If not it is a local return at Penney's.

Gloria, from now until Christmas our mail boxes will overflow with catalogs. Most of ours just go directly into the trash can. I wish they would honor what they say about the last catalog if you don't order.  I have come to the conclusion that one has to reach a certain age to be able to understand what someone our age actually feels.

Lloyd, those documents seem to have a way of disappearing just when we need them.  That sounds like a nice replacement with the Chrysler. 

Phyllis, I hope a day of rest will help restore you. 

Shirley, there isn't much more I can do until the carpet is removed.  I think Amazon probably has me on speed dial as I have ordered so many things in the last couple of months.


I am running vey slow today.  So, I am just going to say "Hi"  and try to get on with the day.  Already past lunch time and I have done nothing.  Did not sleep well again last night.  I do have a doctor's appt. in a couple weeks and I am going to try to get something to help me sleep.  I am just exhausted.

Wonderful picture of Larry and Pat.  57 years is a wonderful anniversary to arrive at.   You both do look well.  You can just tell how happy you both are.  It shows in your faces.

I need to get something to eat.  Just wanted to make an appearance and I will try to get back later.

Have a good afternoon.



I'm back from the berry patch with my black raspberries.  Now I can make jam and share it with my BIL.  it's his favorite (mine too) and my sister doesn't make it any more so I try to keep him supplied.

The farm's emails have also been pushing blueberries and my neighbor friend loves them.  I asked her if she wanted to go along this morning but she wasn't able to. So I picked some for her and brought them back.  She was delighted and I feel better about accepting her driving whenever we go somewhere.

LARRY, nice to hear you sounding so much better today.  We all have a bad day now and then and that was yours yesterday.  I hope the next several will be good ones.

PHYLLIS, take the day off!  You deserve it.

LLOYD, Happy New Car!

AMY, about the celery...with the exchange rate, $4.99 would be less here than it is there!  Maybe SHIRLEY's matched yours in price after all.  I can't remember what it is and I'm too lazy to look it up but it has to be different.

I better go clean the raspberries and get them ready to make the jam.  That will be Thursday's job unless I come home from work with energy left over tomorrow or I get a sudden urge today.  Highly unlikely!

PS,  Hello, JOY, hope you feel better after lunch!

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Got all the running around done then home to make soup and then do the cherries.  Ended up with 5 quarts and 8 pints from this  go with one bag left over to eat. :)

I use celery in salads plus soups , will take a bunch of it a cut into small pieces and freeze it just for soups. The rest I clean and wrap in aluminium foil and it seems to keep a bit longer in that.

Larry ,so good to read your post..Happy Birthday to Pat

Joy, good to see you,I hope you get a good nights sleep tonight.

The cold is making me look like Rudolf the Red nose reindeer. Will be so happy when this is over with.

Going to put away the gadgets from canning and put my feet up.
Enjoy your evening 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


Thanks for the tips about celery, Amy.... I didn't know it would freeze but then I didn't think... I know it comes in the packages of frozen mixed veggies... duh.

I finally got to the store & wouldn't you know, they had my Marie Callender "turtle" pie on sale & a dollar online coupon so I just HAD to buy one. Yum..... I got everything on my list (yes, Marie was on the list)... and only one other thing. The summer stuff was 70% off so I bought a grill brush for the next camping trip. I quit grilling for myself.

Now, Janie, I know you 'splained to me that we have to have summer but today is over the top. Humidity is so high it is actually breath taking. I feel so sorry for anyone that has to work outside, especially if they work in the sun with no shade. I hate being a mole all summer, but ....

I feel like a nap before going to bed. Tom & Tiger wanted outside (with their FUR coats on)... I am suddenly sleepy & so why not? 


SHIRLEY, I forgot to tell you...I picked the perfect day to hit the raspberry patch.  It was pretty foggy when I got up and I was a little leery but the fog lessened to just "pretty cloudy".  That's the kind of weather I like for driving.  And it stayed and not humid until about an hour after I got home.  Perfect weather for picking berries!

Tonight, my friend and I went to the local movie theater (it now belongs to Bucknell University) to see the first in a series of Alfred Hitchcock movies that they are showing this summer "FREE"!!!  It was "THE BIRDS" and it was just as good (but not as scary) as I remembered it to be.

And now I'm off to bed.  Tomorrow is another work day and I need to be chipper.  Wish me smiles!  I wish you all a peaceful night and a good tomorrow.

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Darn!  I knew I was going to forget to tell you, AMY, that I sure hope Rudolph finds his way back to the North Pole SOON!!

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Good morning everyone..

Going to be another fry day here. Happy to have the canning done yesterday. Just need to wipe down ,label and I can put the jars away. Now the floors need washing or they will pick up their skirts and head to the lake!

Shirley, you can only use the frozen celery in soups, stews or casseroles not in salads.

Jane, I love picking raspberries. Used to take my horse and head for the back fields to pick the wild ones....she also loved raspberries :)

Lloyd, I think you will be happy with the T & C as that is what we have and really enjoy it.

Oh Jane I too hope Rudolph finds his way back or folks will be using me a beacon light for airplane. My dose is sore..

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 Everyfriend!  As usual, the doggies got me up at the crack of dawn and we ventured out.  Due to my discovery, I think today will be a good day.  It seems that, while I was at the movies last evening, some good soul came by and mowed my grass!  I'm one hundred per cent sure it was my son so as soon as I'm sure he's up and moving I'll send him my thanks.  What a nice thing to get up to!

AMY, a sore "dose" isn't any fun and neither is "sdeezing" all the time!

I'll be off to Wally World this morning so wish me smiles. 

I wish you all a good day...even better than yesterday!  Go for it!

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Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone. It is hot and steamy here today, AMY we sure do so far, the ride is great and dose not sway on curves.and it is amazing how great the cruse works, how simple  changing speed up or down is on the go with the buttons on the steering wheel is or when you have a good speed to set it on the cruse. lot of things can do that I/we have not learned yet. It is the most stable comfy car I have ever driven, the only thing not good is the owners Manuel dose not contain any thing in the way of info, have to figure it out by trail and air, all in all is the best car except for the Cadillac escalade i have ever owned, Have a great day.



Good morning everyone, going up to 90 today according to the weather guessers.  After today the humidity comes back again. Yuck. Better get outside early this morning if I want to get some fresh air. Smart weather gal on one of the channels was saying that days are getting shorter by 1 minute a day. I have not noticed because I lower the shades in the afternoon and do not raise them again till morning. At least it does keep some of the heat from the sun out. Then the heat from the blacktop in the parking lot bounces up to the building.

LLOYD  hope you find that title.

PHYLLIS  hope you feel better today. Glad you did stop in to let us know.

SHIRLEY  do you ever dry the leaves from your celery? I do, I wash them good and spread them out an paper towels and change to dry ones and let them dry on a counter for a couple of days and then when good and dry I put them in a jar and use them in soups or salad or for seasoning in different things. I do the same with fresh parsley, better than what one buys in the market.

LARRY  I cannot help but laugh at that last catalog on the cover of some of those pesty things. Most I never heard of before. They go to recycle without me even loo‌king through them.

JOY  I think we all have times of not sleeping good, I know I have nights when I do not sleep at all. Thankfully those do not happen often.

JANE  blueberries will not be ready here till the beginning of August. Those my son will get for me at the farm I like. They are not those big ones that have no flavor but smaller with a tart taste like the wild ones we used to pick but bigger than the wild ones. I do freeze a few quarts of them. My oldest son has a new dehydrator and is anxious to try it out and he told me he would dry some of the blueberries if I want. I do buy the dry blueberries for my oatmeal and use with other dry fruit in my morning breakfast.

AMY  I wrap celery in a damp paper towel and then in foil and seems to last longer. Never thought of cutting and freezing it for soup or stew.

SHIRLEY  you really do not have the send your humidity this way, you are just too generous BUT I can do without that hot wet air. It will start coming here early tomorrow morning, don't need or want it.

AMY  I always heard  that summer colds are worse than winter ones. I never had one and seldom ever got a cold.

Getting noisy here, landscapers are right outside this side of the building now, between the mowers and the leaf blowers it is loud.

Have a good day and try to keep cool.

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I realize I may have messed up my postings this morning.  If so, please ignore the duplication.  I am really struggling.


This is very important to me and I hope it will make sense to each of you now and into the future.  In no way am I posting anything here seeking any sympathy or trying to get attention.  Rather in revealing what is going on in my mind on a given day I  hope to help educate about the sheer terror that folks going into dementia (I think of my mother as she faced this alone for a long time) must endure if in fact that is what is happening to my brain.  I have always hoped that I would remain like my Father with his mind sharp.  When I lay here and have no idea of how to even click on a switch I can see but don't know what to do with it I want to panic but can't.  To the extent I am able I will continue to try to be a good ambassador for Hospice but have to face the fact that I may not be able to do this in the future because I know enough about the way dementia may occur in quick steps.  Please bear with me during this journey (and today's posting may be a good example of the struggle I may face on a given day).  I hope this makes sense and you understand I am not asking for anything other than recognizing that on some days I may make no sense at all.


Larry, we can't comprehend what you are going through but we can and will be here for you.Just seeing your post, no matter how short or long it is brightens my day, as well as others I would think. Gentle hugs for both you and Pat along with prayers too!
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