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We did go to the market and give our friend their "stuff" along with tea for her and a coffee for him.  Hung some laundry out and when I went to hang another load it started to rain. We do need this rain and hope it continues for the rest of the day..

Shirley, nice that Callie finally found her way home....and she even brought a guest!!  You can get waterproof flooring for your bathroom.

Joy, you likely did but my head is in a fog ,this cold needs to be gone and fast! Coughed most of the night so I so think a nap is what the Dr ordered. You made my mouth water at steamed crabs!!

Jane, I often talk to myself..as long as I don't answer all will be well. :)

Bubble is also mia.
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


July 13, 2019, 04:39:33 PM #181 Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 04:45:16 PM by Denver
A good Saturday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND🦋🦋

I did not get in to check on you all yesterday, and I missed you! 

I had email contact with LARRY and he is not feeling up to posting but seems to be doing a bit better.  I know we all feel the same about this dear man.......we are just lost without a post from him and all dread the day when there will be no more😢😢😢. Tears come to my eyes when I think about him. 

Kurt and the two boys came down from Vail Thursday afternoon.  We all went to dinner and then we had to get the bed made for the boys as they spent the night before we took them t9 the airport early yesterday morning for their flight back to Boston.  Kurt stayed in the guest room.  We stopped for breakfast on the way home, but then had to head down to pic) Grandson Matt up and bring him up our way to his tennis match.  Thankfully we were able to get a nice spot in the shade and watch his match easily right in front of us.  Then we had to get some lunch as he had a tennis lesson that afternoon.  Picked him up from that and took him home at 5 PM.  NOW THAT IS A LOT for us old folks in one day! 😩. We came home after a quick bite to eat and hit the "rechargers" aka recliners! 

SHIRLEY, I am so happy but surprised that Callie Cat has returned!  WOW!  Don't you wish she could tell you where all she has been? 

Yea, JANE.  A day off and your new pot has arrived.  I bet you will have fun trying it out.

AMY, did I ever tell you how much I love Strawberry Rhubarb pie??  Wish I were close enough to drop in and have a piece of yours💞💞

I must get busy and get something accomplished.......🥰🥰🥰

Have a great rest of your day!



Jenny, thank you for letting us know about Larry.puts ones mind at ease and yes we all know there will come a day...for all of us. I must admit I was so disappointed in this new recipe I tried, it called for orange zest but it over powered the pie!! Will make it again but without the zest.
I just told Kyle it takes me two days to do what I did in one anymore. Prayers for Michele, hope she soon sees the end of treatment.
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 after noon everyone. well we are home and had a great time. we while looking for tickets ran in to a deal. the sold us tickets where we ran into the two tickets for $75.00, for a Dinner cruse on the Bronson Bell and a show. we had to set this Morning for two hours listing to them try to sell us time share in a Condominium , I still some times still know how to say no,and I did. so we wound up with a great Meal and show and cruse on the ship tor total of $75.00. will talk to you all tomorrow.



Another day & must say, this life is certainly not boring! Insurance adjuster for the RV came & after much checking, decided it deserved a new roof because the "rubberized" part had so many dings that would eventually "bubble" and separate from the rest of the structure.... so that means everything on the roof, all vents, antenna, AC, etc... will have to be removed (even that ladder on the back)... replace & make sure no water has invaded any of the spaces under... & put all back. Not a cheap proposal so next is finding someone local that can do the job. All this means everything stored in those cabinets will have to be taken out (and where do I store them?) & put back in before the next trip. My full days are fuller.  :crazy2:

I walked down to the river with all 3 cats, they were thrilled that it has dried out enough for me and them to explore that area that used to be under water & became a beach a few years ago. I will have to take camera down to show you my "woods" right in the heart of a city. So neat & I do appreciate being able to live here. Pure dumb luck finding this place... Cas chose it for easy access to highway to KC. I do believe that God knew I would treasure this spot, and I do have neighbors that have the same option but never go down to their part of the river bank. How sad is that?

Amy, I checked out your link in hopes it was something that could be sprayed on.  ;)   Since this is a utility room where the litter box is I would have to have washer & dryer moved to replace that floor & didn't want to do that when having the oak flooring put down in the kitchen/family room & hall outside that utility room. We will keep the Clorox & the stuff I bought to "kill the smell"... handy & it will get scrubbed. Today I talked Callie out of going in there & offered her the door to outside & propped the door to the pool area open so she doesn't have to climb. We'll see how this works out. The kitten did not show up so hopefully it found it's way back to where ever it came from. Right now, tonight, my world is okay.

I gave up & called #1 son to check out the commode for me. He was concerned at first & expected to need to replace the whole innards (with some jerri-rigging).. but jiggled one thing a few times & explained "if it had a grain of sand or anything, it worked loose"... and stopped running. Showed me what to do if it happens again & insists this is not the time to have all bathrooms remodeled!  I am SO relieved. This was not the "flapper" part but inlet for fresh water ... in case anyone else deals with their own problems.

Nearly 9:00 pm & my supper has been heated 3 times so far so guess I'd better eat or will be time for breakfast. I had planned to get to the grocery store but never got away.

Larry, if you peek in, God Bless.... I hope you feel up to posting tomorrow. The morphine is doing what it is supposed to do, make you relax. Can you imagine that my husband, his mother & our daughter do not respond to morphine at all.. absolutely no relief from pain for any of them. Doctors can't believe but all 3 given anything else had immediate relief.

Sweet dreams for all.... and Gloria, share that angel dust that Joan sent you!  I'm expecting a good night without water running.... what a week it's been. Oh... it's Saturday night & I have to shower & wash my hair, up early for church!  I am not with it tonight.

Lloyd glad you had a good time. We listened to those sales talks in CO before. Son bought & has been enjoying theirs, they "bank" the weeks & use them in different areas, taking one week in CO soon, just he & his wife. One year they used 2 weeks at the same time & took kids & grands to Hawaii with plenty of rooms for everyone... 3 bedrooms each so total of 6. They furnished plane tickets for Christmas presents. I think they bought International ones as well as US. They are doing what his wife enjoys (better than camping)... but he still loves the camping.

All you suffering with colds or just aches & pains, I'll say extra prayers while on my knees in the morning. I go early so I have time to talk to God about my family in here. HE knows, but I explain, anyway.


Good morning everyone.

A beautiful morning here, temp is 58° and a nice breeze blowing. A day of rest here, wonder if it will take me two days to do it in. :) I know there will be a cat nap in the day some where as we both were up coughing..

Shirley, what is the base you are working on......wood? cement?? you can get an enamel paint  and the new paint today doesn't have that awful smell to it. Best check with your son and hardware store for information on it.

Jane, did you try your IP? I made supper in ours last night,figured if I served Kyle eggs again he might start crowing!! Had baby potatoes, carrots and a piece of peameal bacon ...cooked for 12 min.

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


It is still summer in NC.  The temps. for the whole week are supposed to be in the mid to high 90's.  The humidity drains me.

We ate light last night.  Didn't feel like cooking or eating.  I fried some bacon and we had BLT's with Creamy Cucumber Salad and Peach Compote for dessert.  It was plenty to eat and not too heavy for a hot day.  I bought a little spring form pan that fits down into the Instant Pot.  I want to experiment with some cheesecake recipes I found.  Jane, how is it going with your IP?  Are you having fun with it.....or second thoughts about buying it?

Shirley, glad your son fixed the commode that was running on and on.  I can't get down to shut the water off either so I'm glad David is available to do it because that water running all the time would drive me crazy.

I miss Larry but know that he can only do what his body will let him do.  I hope he will feel like coming in today.

Lloyd, my younger son and his wife have a time share at Disney World that includes all kinds of cruises or just a few days relaxation at DW or one of the other Disney parks.  They love it and go either to FLA or somewhere every year.  One time they took a Disney cruise through the fjords in Norway and another time they cruised in Alaska.  They often take a cruise through the Caribbean.

Amy, I hope the coughing has disappeared and you and Kyle can get some rest.  Have you tried some honey and lemon?

I need another cup of coffee.  Take care, Everyone.


Good morning everyone. Had a hard time getting in here this morning, was afraid the site was down. Of course this lemon PC is temperamental, yep, must be a male one.

JANE  no fun when your back hurts like that, believe me, I know how it feels.

SHIRLEY  listening to water running is sure not like listening to the ocean waves or a bubbling brook/river flowing by.  Glad in here I can reach to turn the water off except the shower.

PHYLLIS  glad you finally had a good night's sleep, that helps us big time.

JENNY  I am worn out reading what you and Bob did in one day. Glad you can keep that busy so often. Thanks for letting us know about Larry.

LLOYD  glad you finally said NO to that time share.

AMY  I cannot make up my mind what I want to do today. I know I will be staying inside, already up to almost 80° and the trees are not moving.

Hope Larry will pop in and just say hello.
Have a good day.

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July 14, 2019, 09:25:18 AM #188 Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 05:10:04 PM by larryhanna
Hi everyone on a relative cool day here in Georgia.  I am so hopeful that the confusion of the last couple of days when I was definitely in a state of memory failure is gone for at least one day.  Let me tell you it is a dreadful place to be in as everyone is telling you it will be all right when you can't do anything but plead for help.  If I don't post on a given day take it that I am back in the state where I cannot post.  I was pleading for help and all I seemed to get was people patting my hand and telling me I wasn't experiencing what I way.  Perhaps I did take too much medicine and certainly hope that is the case.  Pat thinks I have become dehydrated again.  It has never made sense to me to take a salt pill three times a day and then limit fluid to no more than 1 1/2 liters.   

I don't have much to write about from yesterday since I wasn't here.  I will try to come back and edit my posting for comments from the since I last was able to do a quick edit.

A little after noon the brother of the lady we have given the 60 inch television to came and picked it up.  Then Scott went to Lowe's and took care of the carpet and it is scheduled to be installed tomorrow.

Amy, I can't even describe what it is to be put into a dementia state and fortunately my wife picked up on the problem and started me drinking water.  It sure doesn't make sense to me to take salt pills  times a day and limit fluid intake to 1 1/2 liters of fluid.  After drinking the plain water all night I am all right again today and not even short of breath. I will be having the suggested number of electrolytes each day as well to keep a balance.  I am sure my feeble attempts to write about it made no sense to anyone but me and someone else in dementia.  Thanks to everyone who helped and now my son knows the process so hopefully this won't be a problem in the future.

Callie, glad you got your A/C fixed.  You might suggest dehydation to your friends as a potential for their suffering demenia.

Jenny, I had no idea it was dehydration again but will work hard to see that it doesn't happy again.  I appreciate your kind words and I assure you suffering from dementia is not something anyone would ever want to have if they could avoid it.  I have taken off over 50 pounds of fluid in about a five week period so that probably also contributed. I think Pat did have a good birthday and she now has the type of headphones she wants.

Shiley, I wasn't having much success on my journey with you as my mind told me one thing and I was sensing something else appaentely false.  I do remember an intern I had one time who siad about 70% of older folks come to him dehydrated so it is certainly a problem to watch out for as believe me you don't want to go there.

I think I had better end this and get on with something else. See you all tomorrow.

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. phyllis you left one important ingredient. there are three Honey Lemon and bourbon equal parts, a old drugest gave me that formula years ago he said will cure head or chest, 76º sunny and calling for High 80's here today. Have a good one.



Good morning.  Pretty sunny morning this Sunday.

So good to see Larry's post this morning.  I, too, hope that the medicine is what is playing havoc for him. Medicine can really do weird things to a person.   I have experienced times like that and it isn't fun !  Hopefully, today will be a better day for him.

I am feeling a little better than yesterday.  Not doing too much, except am waiting for my son go come down and fix something for me.  Other than that, no special plans for today.

Good morning to this morning's friends, Gloria, Amy, Phyllis, Lloyd and Larry

I hope everyone will have a wonderful Sunday.




I'm back from church & breakfast at McDonald's. Absolutely MUST go to the store today so better do it before I start thinking about a nap, did not get enough sleep last night. My own fault, didn't eat supper until nearly 10:00 pm & still had to shower & wash hair & lay out clothes. Cats all stayed outside for the night & each came in separately for breakfast. Tom smelled the salmon & tuna & didn't want any, Tiger came in as Tom went out & she didn't like the smell, either. Callie came in & cleaned up the bowl. She went out to the pool area to join Tom & Tiger. Bless her heart, she tries so hard to do what she thinks I want her to do. Guess I will have to try harder to convince her what is acceptable & even take her for a ride in the RV to see how she acts.

Haha, Gloria, this is how I looked after a night of dripping/running water.  :crazy2:  :uglystupid2:  :crazy2:   :uglystupid2:


July 14, 2019, 12:57:55 PM #192 Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 01:53:59 PM by Denver

A good Sunday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND. 

Sadly, my Dad is back in the hospital....he was having chest pains yesterday afternoon......they stopped so he thought it might be heartburn, but then they came back with vengeance.  They called the paramedics and after checking him and treating him for heart attack they transported him to the hospital.  The doctor there said she wanted to keep him and run tests today, so we shall see what it is?  Bless his heart, I just do not want him to suffer and that includes him having to go in to assisted living....he will not be happy there 😢😢

EDIT: just called the hospital and they told me my Dad is going home💞💞

LARRY, it is so good to see your post this morning.  I hope you continue to enjoy a clearer mind as I can only try to imagine how frightening it is when one can not think clearly.  Hang in there and here is a big HUG for you.

SHIRLEY, you have so much going on, I feel bad for you. You sure did not need the extra stress of having to have the entire roof replaced on the motor home, however it is the only way to go to ensure it is going to be water tight.  Best of luck getting prepared for that project to be done💞. Oh those kitties do keep you on your toes! 

JACKIE, I am always so pleased to read you were able to go to church. 

AMY, I just have to ask, what is peameal bacon?  I am sorry to read that the orange zest seemed to over take the flavor of your pie.  I bet I would have loved it any way🥳🥳

Yippee LLOYD, happy you and Nancy enjoyed a nice time in Branson. 

JANE, I eagerly await the news of what you cooked in the new IP?  I do hope you are feeling better today.

PHYLLIS, I am happy to read you are feeling so much more with it now!  🦋🦋

I need to call the hospital and find out the room and telephone number so I can check on my Dad🙏🙏

Enjoy your Sunday.


Mary Ann

Jenny, it seems in your life that when it rains, it pours.  I hope your dad comes along OK.  If he had to go to Assisted Living, could Diane go with him? 

Mary Ann


Well, I had all the pieces of the IP out and all the directions and I read everything while looking it over.  Then I did the test run and that worked fine.  So I decided to cook the chicken I bought yesterday to make dog food.  I usually do it overnight in the crock pot and then, when I get up in the morning, I still have to grind it and pack it for the freezer.  I was surprised (and delighted) that it only took a total of 16 minutes to cook it all and that included the prep time for the pot to get up steam.  I think I'll keep it.

Among other things today, I got green beans at the Farmers Market.  I think, if I come home from work with a little energy left over tomorrow, I'll make ham and beans in the IP.  Sounds good to me.

I not only got beans, I got tomatoes, peppers, corn and brussels sprouts and everything is cleaned and ready to use except the beans.  My plan is to snap beans while I watch TV tonight....some for eating and some for freezing for veggie soup to can later on.  I'm collecting all the fresh veggies I can through the summer and I'll make the soup late September or early October.

SHIRLEY, my husband once said his luck was so bad that if he was starving and it was raining soup, he'd be standing there with a knife.  I think that's your situation right now.  I sure hope you get a spoon and a very large bowl very soon.

JENNY, I just said a prayer in church this morning for your father and for Michele and her family (that includes you).  I knew Michele needed it but the one for your father was "just in case".  So there it is!

LARRY, so glad to see you posting!  You have been a good teacher for all of us and you're not finished yet.  We all need to hear what you have to say.  Want you to know that my prayer this morning included you and Pat and Scott with a "thank you" to all of the people who have lent a hand on your behalf. 

Now I'm going to grab a little nap before the fur kids decide it's time to eat.  I swear they know how to tell time.  They also know when the TV show I'm watching has 15 minutes to wrap up.  That's when they have to go out...and boy, do they ever have to go out...NOW!

Enjoy the rest of your day!  Do it YOUR way!

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Looks like everyone is handling their problems very rationally. Larry, for starters, I am surprised but so grateful that you remind us how serious being dehydrated really is. I know I don't drink enough water, never did, but each time you have another episode I give myself a kick & talking to. Thanks. I do know that when it comes to the morphine it is up to you on how much it takes to keep you pain free and calm and not have the mind play tricks. My mother's eyes were darting at the wall one evening when in the hospital.... she had requested NO pain pills at all... so I leaned over and asked if she saw something on the wall. She insisted there were bugs crawling. She was going through withdrawal but was afraid to tell anyone what was going on in her mind. She was relieved when that stage was over and remained lucid to the end, until that nurse gave her a shot that shut down her kidneys. I do hope all of you together can find the balance between what you need, including the electrolites, and the meds that keep you comfortable. I think you have a brilliant mind and truly believe it is not your mind but pills or lack of necessary nourishment (including water & salt) causing your problems. This is NOT what you saw your mother go through! Your mind is still sharp, you can tell when it "runs lean"...

Jenny, so sorry about what your father is going through & know how it pains you to not be there to help. I am guessing that when the doctors don't believe they can help someone they are willing to let them just be happy (like going home). I am convinced that when the doctors saw Cas they made a slight change in a medication and knew nothing they did was going to make a difference. By letting him come home that day he got his wish to die in his own bed. Is there any chance he may be ready for home health care or Hospice?  His doctors should know whether they are able to handle his situation and not have this stress on you.

Jane, I'm the original Pollyanna & still see each of these messes as a "blessing in disguise"... and probably the extra work is good for me because I am basically lazy & will do only what I HAVE to do unless it something I just WANT to do. These jobs should keep me out of trouble for quite a while.  ;)  Interesting about the speed of that IP.  I bought a whole chicken today to put in the Dutch oven & bake/roast. My mother used to make such delicious chicken in this cast iron pot. I know I will be disappointed with my results, but am picturing that golden brown chicken & the smell as she took it out of the pot. I have some celery & onions to put inside but what I don't remember is whether she used Crisco or butter. When I bake a turkey I use Blue Bonnot inside to make all the good juices for gravy. Even the cats are tired of rotisserie chicken, so I will share with them. My store had the chickens on sale for 77¢ a pound & this bird is over 6#... I do realize it is not like the ones my mother fixed... hers were fresh killed. (I hate to think of that). I could become vegetarian if I thought about what I'm eating too much.  :'(

Phyllis, your supper last night sounded so good... I am getting worse & worse about the evening meal & guess it is the heat. I decided those bacon bits would work on a sandwich & got a head of lettuce today & a nice big tomato that even smelled like a tomato... but that sandwich isn't going to hop together without my help so will have to get off this chair & put the body in motion!  The lettuce has been awful lately, I still like the iceberg on a sandwich. One of the hamburger places here started using leaf lettuce & I have them "hold it".

Joy, you seem to have your life on a pretty even keel these days... except for a hiccup now & then. I smile every time I read a post from you that you have actually got it all under control. How'd you manage that?  As we used to say back in the day, "I'm all ears!" 

Do hope everyone with a cold gets over soon, summer colds always scare me because infection can set in so much faster with hot humid weather.

Tom had his supper, he took a nap with me this afternoon. Tiger didn't want to come in & is laying on the step outside where she was hours ago. Callie met me at the garage door when I came home from the store. She came in the garage but wanted to stay out there when I came in the house. That is a "no-no" now, so after 10 minutes of coaxing her to come inside I gave up & turned the leaf blower on in the garage & she went on out. I feel mean about it but was hot & was leaving that door open to the kitchen & letting the cool air out. I've bent over backwards with Callie, I know she doesn't understand what I want but how many ways can you say, "come on in!"?  My window thermometer shows about 100 degrees in the shade, but Accuweather says 91. It is very still & humid & miserable.