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By: Shirley


  • so_P_bubble: why doesit always happen on a holiday lol
    November 03, 2019, 03:07:09 am
  • so_P_bubble: Thanks Oldie for being our saving line.  Why dies it always happen on a holiday?...
    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
  • Amy: Oldiesman Thank you so much for getting us up and running. How is the car hunting going?
    November 02, 2019, 12:20:00 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Everything should be working now. Apologies for the extended downtime
    November 01, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Good luck in your search, maybe you will be lucky and even get a better bargain than last!
    October 21, 2019, 04:12:06 am
  • Amy: Oldiesman Hope you found a car today..
    October 19, 2019, 03:22:27 pm
  • Oldiesmann: I guess on Saturday I'll go out and get my stuff out of the car, but I'm now back to searching for a car
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:54 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Heard from them this afternoon. The cost of repairs ended up being far more than they originally estimated and about $1200 more than what they say the car is worth (which is a little more than what I paid for it), so they're going to total it.
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Fingers crossed! I hope the final cost for repair will be lower than previously estimated!
    October 16, 2019, 01:17:17 pm
  • Oldiesmann: It was towed to the local body shop on Friday so I should know more this week about whether they want to repair it
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:22 am
  • Oldiesmann: I believe he meant "borderline" in terms of cost of repairs vs how much they think the car is actually worth
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:00 am
  • so_P_bubble: the yearly licence. Big loss. and I cannot do without a car.
    October 12, 2019, 04:59:02 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, that does not sound good, especially for your own security. Maybe you could sell as spare parts and find another bargain? A few months ago mine was stolen during the night and the security cams showed it fleeing toward the Palestinian territories - gone forever. I had just paid the yearly l
    October 12, 2019, 04:57:34 am
  • Oldiesmann: Bubble, the insurance company is having it taken to a local body shop to further inspect it. The appraiser did say it was "borderline" repairable though, despite otherwise being in good condition and having low miles (less than 76,000)
    October 07, 2019, 09:28:19 pm
  • brian: when  I   klik   FORUM  I just  get   soapbox
    October 07, 2019, 02:36:34 pm
  • brian: nobody   said    a  long   while--------------    never   answered  my  question
    October 07, 2019, 02:35:14 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, so sorry about your accident. That was really bad luck but we are all glad that you didn't suffer any personal injury.  I hope you found a good repairman/garage to make it safe for driving again.
    October 07, 2019, 12:18:46 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Brian, what is your problem with how long it has been? There won't be a chat here for a very long while.  If you want to chat, please find some other place more compatible to your needs.  Most of our members much prefer the forum discussions which are perfect for our different time zones.
    October 07, 2019, 12:14:43 pm
  • brian: pooch    mind  yer own  business 
    October 07, 2019, 11:06:57 am

Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, July 15, 2019, 12:16:57 am

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July 17, 2019, 01:34:18 pm #30 Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 02:20:10 pm by Amy
Not much has been done here...managed to do a bit of cleaning but that is it. Phoned daughter in love to make sure she has enough jars for canning as our hardware stores has them on sale.

Sandy, that made me queasy......I don't have pierced ears, figured if the good Lord wanted me to have them He would have given them to me. Love the photo of Fe!

Better get back at doing nothing..gee I am getting good at this :)
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'll get in on the "no pierced ears" count. My mother said she wanted to have it done when she was young but her father objected (her mother was dead). I didn't want them for fear I'd rip them out being such a tomboy.

It is breath taking HOT today, Tom & Callie just came in, Tom flopped on the floor exhausted but Callie headed for the dry food dish first. She is still cleaning up. Tiger came in earlier. I had planned to weed whip the berm & chop off the many redbud trees sprouting up. That job can wait! I dressed in long pants so guess I can change. #2 son is going to come by for tacos tonight, usually he doesn't want to eat but he loves tacos. I make my own hot sauce & tried it all out last night. Not bad, if I say so myself! 

Still trying to get all the insurance papers in order. Sent them a copy of what was put on in 2006, they questioned the quality of the roof, but all paper work found! When going from the thick wood shake the best of the asphalt roof price looked good at the time, in 13 years prices did go up and way more than the estimate for a 10-30 year roof instead of 50 to life! And so it goes.

Sandy, I agree with Amy, that is a darling photo of Fe. And I can't imagine doing your own ears! Had one friend that said she held an ice cube to the lobe before doing it. I can change a bandage or do necessary repairs when bleeding, but don't have the will power to HURT ME!

Gloria, saw that you were up & attum early.  Our temps were much hotter than yours to start the day, think it said "feels like" the lower 80s & I was up at 5:00 am. Sky turned almost black yesterday afternoon... quicky storm but almost no rain. It feels like it could storm today, wind blowing like crazy & clouds all around but not threatening. Can't tell this year.

Off to clean the floor, cat fuzzies... it happens! 


My HP laptop is sorta better today.  It is going to be hot but still normal temps for Denver at this time of the year. Road construction is driving everyone out of their minds.  This is not the mid-sized city anymore and people are cranky not friendly.

Gloria:  I bought this over the internet - the HP I mean. 

I have not canned anything in years.  It always had to be done in the hottest time of the year with no A/C. 


July 17, 2019, 02:37:26 pm #33 Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 02:40:57 pm by Sandy

Regarding piercing ones own
It didn't hurt that much,
but it was the crunching sound
that the needle made passing
through,  that made me queasy ...

Ha ha! 
I am not kidding though, but
I have stopped wearing earrings now
so the holes have disappeared. 
 :knuppel2: :uglystupid2:

Fe us so much fun.  I saw her this
morning and she is a very friendly
loving child.    She has so many
Aunties and Grandmothers that love
her.     Madison also takes
Fe to the Nursing Homes, 
and she engages with the people
there too...  Pretty amazing.

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

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Mary Ann

From Larry today.

Mary Ann,

Your kind help is so appreciated.  My life seems to be totally out of my control.  All I do is sleep in sort of a daze while being aware of what is going on.  Since I don't seem to be able right now to accomplish what I say I am going to do I have decided to take a leave of absence from the discussion boards.  What I thought I would be able to do or would make a commitment to I just can't seem to focus enough on to accomplish and just continue to sleep.  Therefore would you post on the Discussions that I will not be appearing for awhile and may not be able to return at all.  I hate this as you all are my friends of many years.  I will just have to take things one day at a time. My world is changing by the hour.  I certainly welcome emails but right now just can't handle the discussion boards.  Thanks.



Mary Ann, thank you for passing this message on.God bless him as this must be very trying for is good medicine for him.
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's been a long and difficult day and I thank God it's over for now.  So much to do and not enough time to do it all.  I'll be off to bed in a little while.

Mary Ann, thank you from me, too, for the message from Larry.  Unfortunately, I've been expecting it and I'm not surprised. Bless his heart, he tries so hard to keep up! 

I'm so tired I can't think straight so I'm going to shut things down for the day and start off new tomorrow.  I wish you all a peaceful night and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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It was a warm one here in the Mile High today, and will be even hotter tomorrow and Friday.  Thank goodness we have A/C.  We like to open up at night, but last night it was just too warm and even a bit humid.

MARY ANN, I am so very sad to read the message from Larry.  I knew this day would be coming, but I certainly did not expect it this soon.  I just feel so terrible sad for Larry.   

Many interruptions, so it is now bed time....pleasant dreams to all.



Nearly midnight, not sure what woke me so opened the door to see if cats were around, no sign of them but didn't take me long to shut that door to the heat. Awful!!! 

Thank you for the message from Larry, Mary Ann. This "stage" has come on much faster than I expected but at least it sounds like he is comfortable, not in pain.

Wishing Every Friend a peaceful night, sweet dreams. God Bless.  Shirley

Mary Ann

Thanks for your comments on Larry's message. Like others of you, I have been expecting this too.  Larry has been so open about his progress and I know we all hate to see what is coming.  I think he is in no pain.

Mary Ann


Good morning everyone.

Another muggy day with more to come. We didn't get the storm that was forecast ,others did including flash flooding!

I will be off to the chiropractors in a bit then onto the Dr.s to pick up my note to be excused from jury duty. Will take the day as it comes after that.

Jane, hope you are feeling alright..and today is a much better day for you. Hope you can rest a bit today and not go 150 mph!

Gloria, the weeds are just going to have to stay there until I can rely on my legs.I did see tomatoes starting and beans are in flower!

Joy, hope everything is ok with you.

Phyliss, I do not like this hot humid weather either...little is being done here too!

Shirley, has that stray kitten come back?

Jenny ,hope your Dad is doing better.

Larry, good morning should you peek in.

Better get a move on here.

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!  I've been sleeping better at night the past few nights.  I broke down and took melatonin one night when I just plain couldn't get to sleep and I felt so much better in the morning that I've been taking one each night about a half hour before I hit the sack.  It seems to be working and I wake up feeling rested. 

AMY, it seems there's only 150% or 0% to be going these days.  I'm NOT giving up!

I have jars heating and beans strung and snapped waiting for the jars.  That will be today's business. 

I hear the boinger so it's time to feed the doggies and I've finished my coffee.  I'll be getting on with my day.  I hope all of you have a lovely and loving day!

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Good morning. 

Amy, I think I am feeling better.  I am forcing myself to stay up and get myself pulled together today. I have not done anything  for the past few days.  So, I think once I get going, I will feel better. 

I am just so, so sorry to read the message from Larry.  Like you all have mentioned, his condition has certainly declined so rapidly the past few days.  I feel so bad for him and his family.  I certainly admire him for the courage and determination that he has shown the past month or more. I know it must be hard for Pat and Scott and the rest of the family.

Jane, between you and Amy, you make me tired just reading about all you both can get accomplished in a day.  I so wish I had your energy.  I know your green beans will be so good on the upcoming cold winter days.

I just want to send good wishes to all the friends who I have just not mentioned individually.  I just have not felt up to writing, although I have been reading the messages the past few days. 

I will try to get back here later. Hope everyone has a wonderful day and stay COOL !


Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone. well as for parsing ears, my opinion Is one in each ear is plenty, and any small nice looking is fine, but do not like to see many in ear and none in lips or nose. I guess each there own but that is Mine. Have a great day.



Good morning.  It is going to be hot again and I have to decide if I want to go to the store or just stay in.  I made a sudden decision to go out to the farm stand yesterday and I am so glad I did.  They had loads of wonderful looking tomatoes and peaches. I picked up quite a few of those plus some corn on the cob, sweet onion, and red potatoes.  I looked long at the green beans and they looked so good but decided to wait and try to get back to the farm stand next week.  After that I went to the car wash and ran the car through for the first time in month or so.  And then, we took a notion to go to a place called Chanticleer for lunch.  It was very busy but we found a table and the food was very good.  It was nice to get out after being shut up in the house for so long but I was tired when I got home.  After putting away the fresh veggies I made a bee line for the recliner and had a nice nap.  At dinner time we were still full from the big lunch so I made some toasted wheat bread and we had peach jam to spread on that.  It was just right for a light supper.

I'm feeling sad about Larry.  I hope he will recover enough to come back but I accept the fact that he might not be able to.  Such a hard time for his family.  I've always enjoyed reading his daily thoughts and activities.  I'll miss him.

Take it easy, Everyone.  Eventually we will all be complaining about the snow.


Good morning everyone, heard rain hitting my windows, nope not rain when I pulled the shade up. Power washing this part of the building, getting ready to finish painting. They painted the back and sides last summer but with all the rain they could not finish. They were washing the front yesterday but guess it got too late to do this area. We got a loud storm after the 2 men doing that job left for the day. Lost power for awhile.  Only thing I forgot is when we loose power I have to reset the time on the microwave. Noticed it when I was leaving the kitchen with my coffee to come here. Oh well I never use it to check the time so it can wait. Going to be a hot one again with the humidity climbing, yuck. Already 72° and for me that would be great for the high of the day. Was surprised when I saw the time I woke, after 7 and I have been waking up between 4 and 5 in the mornings lately.

AMY  you sound like Shirley and me for the heat. At least we don't get as hot as she does. Shakey legs? About time for you to cut back on some of the work you do? I knew a lady who laid newspaper in her garden, kept weeds down and it rotted into the ground for fertilizer over the winters. Did not look nice but she never weeded.

PHYLLIS  we are in for a tropical week end here. in the 90's and humidity/dew point will make it feel 110° and higher. I sure will not be going out. Hope my AC can keep up with that. Even if I have to shut bedroom door to be cool in here.

AMY  I would like to make those who start those robo calls in a room with a lot of phones ringing all the time and they would have to answer.

JANE  your fur babies are lucky, so many treat pets like they are pests and hardly even feed them, thinking they can take care of themselves. Like people they need attention.

SANDY  when my daughter pierced her ears my ear lobes hurt the whole time. Do we have a connection? We still do and know when the other needs cheering.

SHIRLEY  I always had a problem with heat and humidity so it is not old age getting to me. I will not be going out at all today. I will go down stairs if I get lonesome. First floor is always cool. There are ACs at both ends of the hallways but just enough that it is not hot in the hallways. The witch is trying to save money. Other years the hallways were cold.

CAROL  I ordered my HP online from the company. I did not want to ask my grandson to help me so did it on my own. Boy I have been sorry ever since. I don't know how my Mother canned in the summer on a stove that was heated by oil and had to be on, no gas stove, and not even a fan.

MARY ANN  thank you for posting Larry's message. I know he has helped all of us at one time or another and we all miss him.

JANE  hope you had a restful needed sleep last night.

JENNY  I keep my AC running all night, would be too hot to sleep without it.

AMY  about time you started knowing you cannot do every thing in a day.

JANE  I have been hearing a lot about the melatonin lately, wonder if I should get some for the nights I have trouble sleeping.

JOY  good seeing you here this morning. Missed you. I find I can do less every day. Thank goodness I have a CNA 5 days a week or this small apartment would be a mess and I would starve.

LLOYD  I am with you about those with piercings in nose and lip and other odd places. One in the ear is enough.

PHYLLIS  I always enjoy getting out for a few hours but get so tired it takes a few days to feel rested again.

Have a good day and keep cool if possible.

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SANDY  when my daughter pierced her ears my ear lobes hurt the whole time. Do we have a connection? We still do and know when the other needs cheering.

Gloria  ...  it certainly sounds if you guys have a connection, which I understand ...  I connect with my Kelly that way also....   Sometimes we just end up thinking a like and laugh when we realize it.   


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

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

Mary Ann

Sandy and Gloria - Great Minds Think Alike.

My mother and I would often have the same idea or thought and we'd end up saying that.

Mary Ann


JaneS  -  I'm dropping back into Soda Shoppe, to tell you that Marnie, is the only Hitchcock movie that I've never seen!  I missed it way back when when it was first released in theaters, and it's the only one that I've never seen playing on Turner Classic Movies?  I'm sure it cycles through like all the others, so I hope to eventually see it.  I'm going to follow your lead, and buy some Melatonin today.  It would be such a treat to have a restful night, and to sleep through till morning!


MARILYNE, good luck with the melatonin and good luk finding "MARNIE"!  It was really good!

Seven jars of string beans cooling on the counter!  I get such a feeling of accomplishment when I look at the fruits of my labor!

Doggies have to have some more tests.  Both have elevated liver enzymes and my vet did not understand why when we've been treating the symptoms.  So she looked at the illnesses that are particular to Scotties and found what she thinks might be the answer.  She gave me some information to look up.  I did and I don't really understand it but she does and that's all that's important.  I have to take Annie in for an Ultrasound tomorrow and then we go from there.  Mickie will not like being alone all morning!  I think I'll ask my friendly neighbor to look in on her when he has a minute.  He's retired now and he likes my dogs. 

I'm feeling nervous about the outcome of the tests and I have to keep busy so I don't fix my thoughts on it. 

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We had an awesome time ,picked up the letter from the Dr then went into the city...stopped at Habitat for Humanity and got a big bag of grass seed and another big bag of bird seed. On into the city and picked up a few things at two grocery stores....then got fed up!!! I do mean fed up at a Chinese buffet. My tummy hurts, first time in a long time I have felt like eating. Dogs enjoyed their chicken balls that we brought out .

Jane, ask your vet about milk thistle. I am not sure what your dogs are taking in meds but see what your vet says.
I liked the AH movie the Birds  also. Bet those beans look nice in your jars!!

Gloria, I had thought of the newspaper trick and just may do that when I clean the garden up. I know slowing down is no fun but need to be more careful for sure.

Better get a few things done here...

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


AMY, my babies have been taking milk thistle and dandelion for most of their lives.  My sister had a holistic vet for her dog and it was recommended to her.  She told me about it and I asked the vet and she said "if it's a natural blend, it can't hurt".  And when the elevations were found, they recommended Denamarin and that's got the same stuff in it.  One think I did notice in the readings she directed me to is that some of the meds that help other breeds don't necessarily work on Scotties.  I guess we'll find out!

I braved the 87º and went to the local Mennonite store looking for a certain kind of peppers that are required in a recipe I want to make.  They didn't have them but I bought 2 canteloupes, a box of cherries and 2 big MacIntosh apples.  Then I went to two other produce stands and didn't find them there either.  But I came home with 6 ears of corn and a zucchini.  Now what shall I do with all that stuff.

I also came home with a lot of perspiration and a great big thirst!

I think I'm in for the rest of the day!

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Lloyd Hammond

hot here also, got in the mid 90's here today. I worked on and completed one of the two sinks faucets replacements in our Master bathroom today.
I have a early appointment at VA in the morning. so I best get to bad and Hope for a good rest. Hope to see you all tomorrow. and Larry i will say a prayer in your behalf for you to get to get well soon. good night and sweet dreams everyone.



Good morning everyone, I woke before the rooster crowed this morning. Going to be a long day. No AC running last night, it cooled off and felt so good. 64° to start instead of in the 70's. Will not last long, the heat wave starts today if all the weather guessers  are right.

SANDY  when my daughter got married and moved to San Diego where her husband was born, we used to write letters. One of us would ask a question and out letters would pass going across the country. We would get the letters and the questions were answered before we even got the questions. Tell some people that and they think I am making it up. Could be that others never were close to their children.

MARY ANN  I am close to my 2 sons, too, but not like her and me.

JANE  I remember how I liked seeing all the canning jars full of what I did and knew they would last most of the winter months until fresh fruit and veggies were in season again. I never thought of canning as work, I did enjoy it. Hope the ultrasound on your fur baby does not show anything wrong. We love our pets like they are  our children.

AMY  glad you are getting your appetite back. Wish I could but would not want to gain all the 70 pounds I lost, I would be happy to get 20 back, that would bring me up to 100 pounds. I have a day now and then when I have a bit of energy and will do a bit of cooking but then I over do it and I have to lay down to rest my back. No fun. My daughters gets straw to put on her raised beds garden, No weeding at all, she does like that.

JANE  my son that lives a few miles from me and my DIL came yesterday afternoon and took me out for ice cream. I sure enjoyed  the change of routine. Stopped at their home on the way back and he picked me a small zucchini and a small summer squash. I know what I want to do with them today but my CNA will have to do the cooking. His tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes but all green. No ripe ones for at least 3 more weeks here.

LLOYD  you really do not have to send your hot temperatures east to us here. I can do without anything over 75°. Good luck at the VA.

LARRY  if you get in here know that prayers are being sent up to God for you.

Have a good day everyone.

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's going to be a scorcher here today.  If the guesses are correct, our high will be 94º!  I wish I could just stay home and vegetate but I have to drop Annie at the vet around 9 and then go to work for 4 hours.  They will call when it's time to pick her up so that will be another trip out in the heat. 

My neighbor across the steet doesn't work today so she's going to check up on Mickie.  She just really hates to be left alone and I don't like leaving her alone. 

I hope you all have a lovely day today.  Stay cool!

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Mary Ann

I see I'm not the only one up early this morning.  I was surprised to see it is 79 degrees out already at 6:45 am.  I think the forecast is for over 90 today and I'm happy I have air.  Both Tom and I are bothered by the humidity so I try to keep the thermostat where the a/c cycles. 

Today is trash day and I have to put that together.  The trash isn't picked up until around noon so I'll work on it about 10 am.

My nephew Terry's father-in-law died yesterday.  Terry died two years ago and his wife (Jan) has been caring for both of her parents as they started dementia.  Her father also had other ailments and slowly declined.  We will miss him, but he is in the better place now.

Mary Ann


Good morning everyone..
Today and tomorrow are to be unbearable with heat. Will get done what needs to be done early before the scorcher starts.

Jane, sounds like you had a productive day ,gleaning all your fruits and vegetables. Hope the vet finds an easy fix for Annie. I know how much you love and worry about your furkids.

Mary Ann, sorry to hear about Terrys father in law . I also dislike humidity!

Gloria, are you drinking Boost or Ensure to help? I also enjoy canning as we know what is in the food. Hope you can stay cool today.

Lloyd, hope you can get your work completed before it gets too hot.

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 read all the notes and send sweet thoughts to all of you! 

From years of working,I automatically wake before 6 AM. If housework is too much, it is easy to fall asleep in a comfy chair. 

As for taking a baby or any child to a retirement home - the residents just adore having babies and dogs around. I bought a doll for mom when she was in a home and it was comforting for her last days.

Jane:  Sorry to read that you had such an exhausting day.  This will make you smile:   I was royally "chewed out" by the 20 item limit checker yesterday.  I was steering the small cart & didn't bother to count - no one was there so I pushed the cart into her check-out space.  She said, "are you not aware that this has a 20 item limit?" Then, I realized there were 26 items in the cart - she was so miffed at me.  I did apologize twice.   Must pay attention next time.  Anyway,it is exhausting to shop in that WM store and they keep changing and dropping some items that are slow in sales. 

Stay safe everyone.

Thinking of Larry and his family.   

Mary Ann

Carol, I've done the same thing with getting in the wrong lane.  There was one cashier who knew my name and called me by name and I usually tried to get her lane.  One time I had James with me and he was a toddler and I wanted to show him to her.  I had a cart full of groceries but got in line so I could show him off.  She was very nice and waited until everything was tallied, then told me I was in the Express Lane.  Fortunately, anyone behind me was kind and did not complain to me!

I checked with Tom to make sure he had the dehumidifier going.  His quarters are in the lower level and while it can be cooler than upstairs, it also can be more humid.  We run the dehumidifier in the summer downstairs and the humidifier in the winter upstairs.  I wish we could strike a happy median.

Mary Ann


CAROL, I don't know where the store is that has those checkers but we are NOT allowed to tell someone they are in the wrong lane.  If they come in the express lane with too many items, we are to check them out normally an not mention that it's an express lane.

I was once on the express and a lady came through in a wheelchair.  The first thing she said to me was, "I'm in a hurry because I have a dr. appt in (a town about 30 miles away) at 4 o'clock so I hope this really IS an express lane."  I glanced at my watch and noticed that it was 3:20.  If she'd been in her car right then, she wouldn't have made it.  But I checked her out as fast as I could knowing all the while that she had more than 20 items.  When she got everything up on the counter she added a handful of embroidery floss.  As I rang them out I counted just the floss.  She had 47 of them.  And they have each be scanned alone! That was 47 in addition to the 26 or so she started with.  Needless to say, she didn't make it to the dr. appt on time.  And I hope my exasperation didn't show!

I was so hot when I got home from picking up Annie that I decided not to venture out of the house again until I REALLY HAVE to or the weather cools a bit.  I don't think the A/C is working top notch in my car and I was sweating from every pore when I got home!


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