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  • Pooch1: So what's with the car buying, Oldie?  Being without wheels is a bummer so we know you must be a travelin' man by now. 
    November 15, 2019, 07:19:17 am
  • 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

Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, August 01, 2019, 12:42:44 am

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Mary Ann

Amy, thanks, I sent him all three recipes.  We have only a 3-qt IP but Tom can cut down on stuff to fit our stomachs!  They all sound delicious and have the same ingredients as the one I made in the oven. 

What Tom cooks is tasty, but he doesn't favor casseroles and I do.  Then I have good left-overs.  I have an idea his mother didn't fix casseroles and that is a shame because she worked many years when the boys were small.

One memory I have - Tom's mother liked food well done.  Steaks were like leather, but she didn't fix them at home, it was how she ordered them in a restaurant.  I love asparagus and she knew it so one time I was there we had asparagus - and it was well done!  I could hardly eat it, it was so squishy!  I don't like the way Tom fixes it either; I just want asparagus steamed!

Incidentally, Dot is not Tom's mother; Norm was divorced before he met and married Dot.

Thanks for the links.

Mary Ann


AMY, I tried to open the Cabbage Soup recipe,too but like Mary Ann said, it was all chopped up and Lowe's ads kept jumping in front of stuff.  I tried to print it but it won't print.  And I can' copy it and print it on my word pad.  It sounds good though and pretty easy.

My cleaning dynamo left and now my house is not only clean on the outside, it's also clean on the inside.

I have to make supper or the doggies and me a little early because tonight is the last free Alfred Hitchcock movie.  It's REAR WINDOW with James Stewart and Grace Kelly.  It's another of my favorites.

Now I'm going to check out the zzzzzs on the sofa.

LLOYD, if you call, I won't be home until about 9:30 Eastern time.  That's 8:30 your time.  Can you call after that or tomorrow night?


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August 13, 2019, 04:21:07 pm #152 Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 06:17:53 pm by Amy
Jane and Mary Ann, recipe should be in your email now. I would like a bit more cabbage in it. I didn't add all the spices as hubby doesn't care for them but garlic and pepper are a must and it is so good!! I will make it again. Lots to freeze too.

Well, I did get my oil changed and my ESIM valve has a swollen line .they tried a quick fix but that didn't work so back in it goes when the part comes in.

What a mixed up day..even forgot the tub of ice cream in the van...think we did get it in time but may have to eat some..oh dear.. :2funny:
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


A full morning of throat skin cancer surgery - I have no cancer.  Still, several weeks of recovery but I am so elated....turning cartwheels.  I need to sew some small neck scarves to hide the white bandages but that is no problem. 

Jenny:  So glad you two are visiting with your sons often. Is the California boy still there?  I know he was near the fire area. 

I had to sit down and make three appointments for us and the internet and phone were down for awhile - it just stops too many things when that happens. 

Everyone!!! Take care of yourselves by making your doctor appointments.  Get a second opinion if the first one doesn't look right. 

Mary Ann

August 13, 2019, 05:50:37 pm #154 Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 05:52:51 pm by Mary Ann
Amy, I got the recipe for the soup and I will see that Tom gets it.  My "cleaning dynamo" is here now so I will wait until after she leaves.  We've done a lot of talking (she's Tom's friend) and I'm not sure how much work has been done, but that is as much my fault as hers.  I have never heard of Avocado oil, but other oils can be used (it said).

Jane, I'm afraid my "cleaning dynamo" is not as efficient as yours, but she does what I do not do, so I'm happy. 

Carol, I'm happy that you have no cancer now.  That's an awful place to have it. 

Mary Ann


Mary Ann:  thank you - I do not like to mention everything but it is so important to have an appointment with a super knowledgeable health care worker.  I am just glad the silent stress is over.

I just mash avocados with different seasonings and spread it on toast.  Really funny that is so expensive in a restaurant. 

Mary Ann

Carol, avocado toast sounds interesting and I've heard of it, but I am not fond of avocados so I probably would not try it.

Mary Ann


Can't believe today the AC went out. Blower was blowing warm air, not a good thing. I turned it off to see if it had frozen up... my son says this kind won't freeze up.  :crazy2:   He was busy so I called the company that installed the furnace & AC 9 years ago (one more year to go). The part was a quick fix, tech said it would have cost $160 for the part if not under warranty... still cost me $173. for labor... BUT it is cool again. Talked to the house insurance company to make sure there weren't any changes to my policy before I wrote them a check. Groan-groan... Roofer was by to see what the paperwork was "they" sent today, same ole, same ole. He called the man instead of the woman this time & explained that all she had to do to verify price was call the company on the list she sent him, it's the company he buys from. I feel sorry for him with all the extra time he has had to spend jumping through her hoops! If nothing else happens, I am not going to think about anything all next week since the roofer will be on vacation. I do need a nap. I'll check in before going to bed.


Thank you for the many nice comments regarding my brother.  He is doing well, but did have to be opened up VS it being done laparoscopically.  He should be released to go home tomorrow. 

SHIRLEY, glad you got someone out to deal with the A/C. 

CAROL, I am so happy to read your scare has turned out OK.  I wish you would have let us share in your concerns.  Now we ca; keep you in our prayers that the wound will heal completely with out too much pain for you🥰

AMY, not a Good thing to forget to bring in and get in the freezer quickly!  Glad you did not forget it totally.  My dad left a bag of ice on the floor board of his car and it sure did soak the carpet good! 

Pleasant dreams to all.


Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well we are up mostly dressed for the day. ready for a morning Meal and start packing cloths and last odd's and ends to R V. hope we have all we need,if not we can stop at a wall-mart. I am ready to un plug this laptop and put in R V. will try to find  a spot in a wall-mart lot to plug in tonight and post tonight or in the mourning. hope you all and we have a good day. see you all later,



Good morning  everyone

I am  up  but not attem yet.

Not sure what is happening today,  I know the zucchini  may be big enough to use so that may be one of the jobs to do.

Shirley,happy to read it was an easy fix on your a/c.

Carol, that is good news but I bet ther was a lot of worry before hand.

Lloyd, safe travels for you and Nancy.

Enjoy you 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, if you see this, I have not been able to reach you on the phone.  Your phone won't take a message.  Please don't try to call me today between 9:45 and 2:15 Eastern time.  I'll be on the register and I can't answer.  Any time before or after that is fine.  And I'm off tomorrow.

[/Good Morning Everyfriend!  We're waiting for the boinger for breakfast and then things will get busy around here.  I'll be taking the doggies for a walk and getting myself ready for WM.

I wish you all a good day!  Anyone I haven't mentioned directly (Carol and Jenn's brother in particular) I have remembered in my prayers.  I do that as soon as I read that prayers are necessary.  For most of you, I send prayers daily.  Please don't think that if I don't say anything, I don't care. I do.  I just have a very bad memory!

Now it's almost time for the boinger.  I better close and get on my horse!  It's going to be a busy day.  Make it a good one!

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Good morning everyone, had the best sleep last night than I have had for at least a month. I took another melatonin about 7 last night and by 8 I started feeling sleepy, got to bed at 9 and woke at 7 this morning.

JANE  thank you for talking about that little pill. My CNA has been talking about it too. Her grandson has to take it. I cannot imagine an 8 year old being not being able to sleep.

AMY  I liked cabbage rolls but too much work so years ago before I ever heard of the casserole I started doing it that way and my family liked it better. Like many years ago I mixed up the batter for chocolate chip cookies and ran out of energy to make cookies so put the batter into an oblong baking dish and family loved those squares. That was almost  50 years ago. Now they have a recipe for it.

CAROL  so good to read that you have NO cancer. That is always the best news. My oldest brother had throat cancer, not nice. Avocado is something I cannot swallow and my daughter loves it.

SHIRLEY  you make me glad I do not own a house. You have way too many problems for me to handle.

LLOYD  by now I hope you are on the road and going for a good adventure. Drive careful and you and Nancy have a wonderful time.

AMY  that huge zucchini would make a lot of relish.

JANE  hope the horse you got on was a gentle one that gave you a gentle ride.   

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I made this for dinner night before last.  I'm warning is dangerously addictive.....but it is a great easy and quick dessert.  I used choc. chips and salted butter instead of what the recipe calls for and it tasted wonderful to me but I don't have the picky palate that some of these recipe writer's seem to have.  Try it but don't blame me if you become addicted.

Hot, humid, and more rain here.  Not going anywhere if I can help it but I do have to get my hair cut this afternoon.

David had his second Shingrix shot on Monday and had a bit of a reaction.  He said he didn't feel too good when he got up yesterday and was sitting at the breakfast table and passed out.  He has done this before and is only out for a few seconds but it scares me to death.  When it happened a few weeks ago I called EMS and they thought he might be having a heart attack and took him to the Emergency Room.  The doctors there did tests and decided it was a Vasovagal episode.  He seemed better by the end of the day yesterday and no more fainting.

Have a good trip, Lloyd, and drive safely.


Oh, Carol... so glad your nightmare turned out as well as it did. My brother in law had that surgery of the worst kind, they removed 70% on his tongue & had to saw his lower jaw in half to replace the tongue with tissue from his wrist & then patched that wrist with tissue from his thigh. Went in at 6:00 am & finished surgery about midnight. We didn't dream he would be able to live a normal life, talk or even eat... but all these years later he is still going strong. But I wouldn't want to think of that for anyone again. Hugs to you.

Jenny, also good news about your brother. Tell your father not to feel bad about the ice... this week I was sorting some stuff in the freezer, sat a big container of cooked chicken breasts on top & forgot about it. Next day when getting something else out I saw that container (about the size of a loaf of bread!) thawed out. I had cooked it thinking it would be handy for a quick meal when someone comes by, I use all the herbs listed for "pheasant under glass" that takes a good hour & half to bake in the oven. Now it is going down to the river bank for wild critters to enjoy, just a plate size at a time, 2 more servings of it. I'm stretching my pain out having to "dump" it so I don't let that happen again!

Jane, like you, when I settle down at night and talk to God, I do remember everyone in here and ask that HE be gentle, we know he is loving with all but doesn't hurt to ask for special attention, right?

Amy, my brother fixed my sons a skillet of potatoes & zucchini & scrambled hamburger after they helped him hoe one evening, they talked about it for a long time, best food they ever ate! My brother loved to cook & would invent meals from his garden. He was the one that spent the last 9 months of WWII in a German POW camp.

It is cooler here this morning, got the sliding door open with screen closed, sure haven't had many flies this summer. I do have to get busy & eat, cats have been fed, I must vac the pool before it gets too hot.

Lloyd, hope this cooler weather heads your way to start off your journey. Safe travels.

Oops, Phyllis, you & Gloria snuck in while I was thinking & typing. I can imagine your fright with David passing out like that. Hope that doesn't happen again. Is he anemic?  I'm glad I don't have an instant pot, all these recipes sound great & I don't need anything else to entice me to eat more!

Gloria, I'm interested in the melatonin amount you take, my daughter & her oldest son have a terrible time going to sleep at times. She always went to bed early but if she doesn't, then she can't go to sleep. I am not fond of avacados but my daughter loves them. I guess they are good for us BUT....she makes fresh guacammole dip all the time.


SHIRLEY, my Melatonin bottle says 500 MG.  You are supposed to take one a half hour before bedtime.  But I found out that I still have to get up about 2 hours after I go to bed so that's when I take the Melatonin.  It helps me get back to sleep and that was always a problem for me. It also says to consult your healthcare specialist if you are taking any prescription meds or have a medical condition. 

Gotta run!  WM calls!

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Good morning.  I am just marking my place.

It is early and nothing exciting has occurred yet.  It  takes me so long to get myself going in the morning. 

I sure hope that all of you who have been having some health issues are all feeling a lot better this morning.  I , too, keep you all in my thoughts, just don't mention each individually all the time. 

I will send safe travel wishes to Lloyd  and Nancy !

It is a kind of cloudy morning, but looks like the sun might be try to make an appearance.

Hope everyone has a good day.



All that talk about zucchini relish made me envious and I went to buy all the ingredients this morning. I did only 1/3 of the recipe, for me alone and just to try. My jars are cooling now. I am already salivating at the thought  ;D


Bubble , I bet your kitchen smells so good.  I have a full batch waiting  in the pot and when time is up will do it later tonight.
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


BUBBLE, I got into this zucchini relish thing because of AMY.  A while back everyone I knew was overrun with zucchini and I have some recipes that I really love but I was running out of ideas.  So I was in here and I said, "What does one do with so many zucchini?".  AMY answered, "You could make relish!".  She sent me the reipe and I did and I've been making it ever since.  I guarantee, you won't hae enough....especially if your friends find out you made it!

I have to go and get supper started.  I have a recipe I want to try and tomorrow, I'm going to make the Pina Colada Bread with zucchini in it.  I've had he recipe lying there for a week now. 

Maybe I'll make Aunt Josephine's casserole, too.

Hi JOY, nice to "see" you!

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August 14, 2019, 04:08:44 pm #170 Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 04:23:14 pm by Amy
 Good grief...I had better pay attention..
Soon I shall have the house  smelling of relish, We are going to a garlic festival on Sat and I may get more zucchinis to make more relish. .[/color][/size]
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


Gets dark earlier now....

Relish is done and waiting to be dated and put away, a job for tomorrow. Have to take my vehicle in for a new ESIM valve and it will take about an hour to do. Hope that is it for a while..

Jane or Shirley , please turn out the lights..

Sweet dreams all ..
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


Lights out, coffee and tea all set up for tomorrow.  if I'm up early enough, I'll put some of the Pina Colada Zucchini Bread in the Hidey Hole for breakfast.  If I'm not, it'll be there for lunch. 

I wonder where LLOYD and NANCY are right now? 

I'm off to Dreamland!  I wish you all a peaceful sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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August 15, 2019, 12:13:15 am #173 Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 12:15:17 am by so_P_bubble
    Let's make a new start HERE