User Info

Welcome, Guest. Please login.

Random Image


Views: 266
By: Magda K


  • 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 August 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, August 15, 2019, 12:00:01 am

Previous topic - Next topic


Today has been an interesting day for sure. We did go to the Garlic festival where you can buy 20 or more varieties of garlic..and even garlic butter tarts but that didn't sound all that tasty to me. Met friends we hadn't seen in a while and had a good chat with them then came home.
No hanging laundry out as it rained but that is ok, we do need the rain!
 Neighbour came over and said the next door neighbour to him had a bear in his yard and our neighbour had a cougar!! Now we have to be careful letting the dogs out at night.

My engine light came back on so into the shop we go on Monday.

Jenny, not news one wants to hear for sure Michele is a fighter and will get through this plus she has a remarkable family backing her!! Tell her to get all the rest she can.
Happy birthday to Matthew and good luck on the game!!

Jesse is bugging me to play Frisbee, so I had better go tire him out :)
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


Everything I planned to say went out of my head with your report about Michele, Jenn.... I am so sorry. I could not be any sadder, disappointed, heart sick. I can only imagine how each of you feel, not just for Michele but for the kids, for a husband that knows what each set back means.. for all of you with your breaking hearts watching those kids live this nightmare. Prayers continue, if there was any way to share your heartbreak, I would offer, hugs are sent your way.

Amy, our wildlife is not as big or vicious as yours, but a constant worry with the cats being out all night during the summer months. Not sure if my imagination, but one night I forgot to close the gate to the pool area (still have a fence with padlocks around the whole back yard "regulation" size for pools... but the cats looked accusingly at me because any of the smaller critters (like fox & coyote) could come on into their hide out. Fox & coyote bone structure is small enough to hop through the 5" width of wrought iron fence, but the pool fence is maybe 2" width up to about the first couple feet off the ground, designed to keep raccoons & other critters out. The cats feel safe but know if any of the climbing types want in, they can get in. Callie climbs the fence like a ladder & doesn't use her claws to climb the posts.

Bubble, I didn't get many photos today, the sun came out & all activities were in the back yard, they have a "yard size" water inflatable with slide, etc.. that they put up for the summer parties. The parents all stick around while the kids play & this old lady finally excused herself, ran errands & came on home. It is HOT & humid. If I get them off the camera I may send to you if any are good enough to post. Bright sun & most were aimed into the sun (because I was too lazy to go down into the yard & walk around to the other side). They have a 2nd floor deck that overlooks the back yard. Hey, that was a pretty bouquet you posted....thank you! I need to get to bed tonight, Sunday morning comes early, up & dress, feed cats & me & leave the house by 7:00 am. I've had my shower & ready for bed, so will leave the camera until tomorrow. Thanks for the offer.


JENNY, my heart aches for you and your family!  You are all in my prayers constantly!

Today WAS a better day than the rest of the week has been!  Thank you very much!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


Good morning everyone, 70 to start the day and already the humidity is up.  What we expect for this month.

BUBBLE  love your good morning, a cheerful way to start the day.

JENNY  such sad news about Michele. She has been so brave through all this fight. She is in my prayers with all the family.

AMY  seems one would have to love a lot of garlic to enjoy one of those tarts.

SHIRLEY  I take terrible pictures. I have a tendency to move the camera when I click the shutter button/lever.

JANE  hope today is even better than yesterday for you.

Have a good day

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Good morning everyone..

Looks like more rain if the forecast which we need. A day of rest, sort of as I have a batch of pickles to finish off and the garbage needs to be taken away. A friend is bringing more zucchini for me, said he doesn't sell them but adopts them out. So a jar of relish will go his way.
I want to make Jane's zucchini cake and will give him one of those also.

Gloria,I really don't like the humidity we are fun at all!! I love butter tarts  and garlic but separate!

Jane, may today be the start of a great week for you. Any word from the traveling two Lloyd and Nancy?

Shirley ,my thought is that this is the wild life  home, and we should mind our manners in their home. Now should there be a problem then steps will be taken.

Better get a boogie on..

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.  I've pretty much just been hibernating because it is still so hot and the humidity has been very high.  Because of that, I've not done much of anything including no cooking.  I've been doing a lot of reading but even get tired of that after awhile.

Jenny, I wish the news about Michelle was better.  I'm so sorry for your family and having to live through these very difficult times.  But, don't lose hope.  Prayers for all of you.

The days are getting shorter.  Surely, that means fall is getting closer.  Our schools start this seems early to me.

Take care, All.


Good morning.  Pretty sunny morning, and supposed to be another hot day.

So sad to read Jenny's  message.  I can just imagine what the family is going through.  But, keeping the family in my thoughts. 

I am just making my place.  Too early for anything to report.

Hope everyone will have a good Sunday.



Jenny: Prayers for you, Bob and the entire family. 


Good Morning (so far)l  I've been to church, the Farmers Market and made a stop at WM.  I have laundry in that should have been in yesterday.  Just didn't feel like doing it yesterday. 

I don't think the "travelers" are traveling yet.  They had a complication with the RV and I'm pretty sure LLOYD said they would not be leaving until Sunday (today) or Monday! He has his email set up in the RV and he didn't have the RV.  He called me.

I've become the dumping ground for my daughter's paper to be shredded.  She ordered a shredder from Amazon and had it sent to me because she knows I've been looking at them but putting off buying.  She did warn me that she was doing this and asked if it was OK.  I think it's just her way of buying me something I want.

The dryer stopped.  Time to get stuff out of there and finish making the bed and put more stuff in the washer.  Also time for lunch.  The doggies told me so. 

AMY, how do you watch out for bears and cougars when you take your dogs out at night?  Do you carry a shotgun or a rifle? Or do you take along a guard?  Do the Northwest Mounties cover a situation like this or must you find your own guard?  I think I might be glad there are only squirrels, skunks, possums and groundhogs around here! ;D  :2funny:

I'm off!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


August 18, 2019, 05:39:45 pm #39 Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 05:41:19 pm by Tomereader1 Reason: addnl. info
for the discussion on Melatonin, the "mcg" designation is micrograms, not milligrams and as such, mcg is much smaller dose if it even comes that way. some supplements are in mcg; some in mg.  My biotin comes in micrograms. ps: my melatonin doesnt help me sleep either.

Lloyd Hammond

well I was in here this morning and read but it would not let me post'
well JaneS I  am going to work on the Joe dolly tomorrow and modify it so I can hook the van on it and pull it behind the R V. so when we get to a place where we want to stop for a few days,we will have it to drive around local. I am tired and have not had an

Lloydy nap today so I think I will try for one Now. see you all Later.


I guess I'll see you when/if you come this way, LLOYD. 

AMY, I hope the bears and cogars didn't get you!

Good night, Everyfriend!  Sleep peacefully!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS well we will be heading your way soon. Nancy is cawing at the bit to just leave in the R V, but I want to work on the Joe dolly so we can pull the van behind the R V. and have it to do local driving in. I want to do that today. Have a great day everyone.



Good morning everyone..
Just marking my place and will be back. On the run again!!
Nope Janie, scared them all away!! :)))
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


Checkin' in on my way to work!  Later!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


Good morning.

I am just marking my place.  Way too early for anything exciting to talk about.  Will try to get back a little later.

Jane and Amy and Lloyd,  hope you all have a good day, Lloyd, good luck with getting the RV all set up to leave on your trip. 

A good day to all the others, too.



Good Morning from the
warm and overcast soon
to be rainy,  rocky coast of

Two more weeks of August and
Hurray for September...  Time
just goes by so fast these days..

The news is not always good but
hasn't been for a while.   I just
watch it less and less all the

I guess that is the way they want

The news here from me is good.   I
have no complaints that aren't boring..

My thoughts are also with Jenny and
her family... I hope that they can
receive some better news soon.

Have a good day,  Everyone

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

  Duluth Harbor Cams:


Good morning everyone, did something I have not done in a long time. I woke early and went back to bed and fell asleep for 3 more hours. Had a thunderstorm last evening. Nothing on the weather about any so it was a surprise. I was on Skype with my daughter and said a fast goodbye and closed the computer down. T V was already off. I will not have either on in a storm, had a TV get hit years ago because the EX would not shut it off.

Now I think I will go have breakfast and shower before CNA gets here.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Vegetables are all cut up for zucchini relish to do after 6 pm. and there are 3 loaves for pina colada zucchini bread in the oven. Will put some in the hidey hole when it cools. See Jane what you have started..oh my it is smelling so good!

Dropped into the garage and they will look at the vehicle tomorrow ,picked up a few things at the grocer store and the engine light went out. Stopped back in and told him and will still take it tomorrow.

Gloria, you must have needed the sleep or you wouldn't have slept.

Sandy, I am with you!!! Hurray for the beautiful cool Fall. Jays are starting to squawk more now, leaves are starting to turn..subtle signs of Fall.

Joy, hope you have a wonderful day. I think my get up and go got up and went so I may just sew or read..

Phyliss, hope all is well your way.

Loaves are done...

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

well we bought a brand new Trailer to haul the van on behind the R V. got Bob to come over and fix the wiring so have no over loaded crickets to throw the barkers. they had both overhead A C compressors on same cricket. Now it cools it off good. so we are ready to load the R V tomorrow. and Bob is cumming back tomorrow and put the other half of the new trailer plug on so we should be ready to hit the road.



Amy, my check engine light was on when I drove out of the dealership last time they changed oil, but I was too tired to turn around & go back. I didn't know that was what it was because the salesman had a look at it to see what they'd offer to trade (I was not even seriously considering trading). He made the comment that "we have one that has everything yours does except for the parking assist"... since I didn't know it had parking assist, that wasn't a problem, I just am not ready to get rid of it, has less than 25,000 miles on it, soon be 6 years. It only gets town driving. Anyway, my son explained to me that was the check engine light (not a parking assist light) he has all the tools from when he worked in a garage during college. He checked, said "it's running lean" the code... turned the light off but it came back on. Off & on the next. Last week when I went across town to have the window put in I stopped at the dealership to see what it needed. The guy that checked said he couldn't tell... so I told him what my son said. He said his meter wouldn't turn it off so maybe I'd need to bring it in for a full analysis. Light was still on, but when I stopped for a bite to eat right after & turned it back on... light stayed off & has been off ever since. I know it can come on if the gas cap isn't sealed good, but since the "code" didn't show anything serious, maybe just not as good gas?  Hope yours is a happy ending as well.

Gloria, I finally got 8 hours & 45 min sleep last night with 2 naps today. Been running on 3-5 hours for over a week so needed those zzzzzzzzzs. Got a full tummy right now & ready to go to bed as soon as I clean up the kitchen & feed cats their midnight snack.

Made another big pot of taco soup, cleaned up all I put in the freezer for camping so had to make more. This is especially good & don't feel guilty about not eating veggies, has several kinds of beans, corn, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce & V8, of course onion & garlic & lots of scrambled & drained hamburger, can of beef broth, plus a package of taco seasoning. Waiting for it to cool to put in the frig.

Lloyd, hope all goes well with pulling your van. I would like to have a car with me but too chicken to pull... I know I'd never be able to back it up if in a pinch, I can back that RV right to the post to connect with electricity but know I'd have to unhitch a car if caught in a traffic jam. Good luck with yours.

Good night & sweet dreams to all. I got out today but that heat index was 110 & this old lady melted. Made several stops & will get out in the morning to do the rest.


August 20, 2019, 01:03:01 am #51 Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 01:11:54 am by Denver
Posting late.....I thought maybe I would have a chance to speak to Dave tonight after the children were asleep, but he did not call.

  I was not able to talk to Dave tonight at dinner regarding details as the children were with us.  He called me  just after he talked to Michele, and she had spoken to the oncologist.  He said Michele was in good spirits and said she was told everything was pretty much as they thought it is, but there were a couple of details he would discuss with me later. 

I did talk to Michele a little bit.  She said the chemo is suppose to be helping to fight the cancer in her head, however it does not work well due to the veins being so small.  She will have another gamma knife procedure done ASAP.  She hopes before her next chemo in two weeks. She continues to be strong and determined to beat this nasty cancer. 

I thank you all again for your continued prayers and support and I will post more when I get a chance to speak to Dave.

Pleasant dreams to EVERYFRIEND


Lloyd Hammond

 Denver tell her to eat lot of Asparagus. she can eat it cooked sauteed or pureed,can also blend in favorite juice and drink it. Asparagus is known to lower the numbers and or cure it. I like Asparagus so we eat it lot different ways. think about it and try,cant hurt.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  And HUGS to you JENNY!  I continue to keep Michele and the whole family in my prayers!  God be with you all!

Today will be another busy day beginning with voting in a special election to replace our congressman.  Then there are bunches of errands to run and some time to spend with a friend.  Things to do in the kitchen and some other household jobs!

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


Good morning everyone. Beautiful morning here with a temp of 44°F. GREAT sleeping weather for sure. Have a few errands to run before taking the van in. I did get the relish and loaves done yesterday so have to label and put away the jars. Kyle got his licence back Dr sent the forms in and now we have to see the insurance fellow.

Shirley, he did mention a gas cap leak and I said that the van would say that but he said it is such a small leak it may not??? We shall see today.

Jane, enjoy your day and time with your friend.
Jenny, hugs to you. Michele is a fighter and will come through this....prayers heading your way for all.

Lloyd ,safe travels for you and Nancy. Enjoy your time away, you both have earn this!!

Better get ready for the day.

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!  I'm still here and functioning reasonably well.  I don't do well in this heat and humidity but since I can't do anything about it (that is 'way above my pay grade ;) ) I just set my mind to get through it.  I had to go out yesterday and across town to return some cable TV equipment and I thought the car AC would never cool it down.  I finally "cut the cord" and so far/so good.  And, it wasn't as bad an experience dealing with Spectrum cable as I thought it was going to be.  Now we are on indoor antenna and get all the local stations plus I have some streaming channels that I subscribe to as well as a whole bunch of free channels on Roku.  It is more than enough to entertain and inform me when I get tired, or bleary-eyed, from reading.

I haven't cooked for the last couple of days....just re-heated some things...but, today I must use up some apples I bought and make some applesauce.  The IP won't generate much heat, thank goodness.

Jenn, Michelle is such a strong young woman. I think of her and all your family so often and pray that things will take a turn for the better soon.

Lloyd, safe travels for you and Nancy.

Amy, 44 degrees sounds like heaven to me.  Our low temp. last night never got below 70 and humidity was even higher.  The AC and my bedroom ceiling fan made it cool enough that I slept pretty well.

Make it a good day, everyone.


Good afternoon.  I tried from around 6 this morning to get in-yep another sleepless night. I restarted the PC a few times and didn't work. I got desperate and finally emailed BUBBLE and I have no idea what she did but finally got in. Hooray, I would be lost without our cyber "family".

AMY  I think I start looking forward to the September crisp cool days on the first too warm spring day. Last 2 days have been terrible wit h the humidity, At the time my daughter and I would be on Skype we have had thunder storms and I shut the PC and TV off. Would hate to replace both and hate to think of what would be lost from the PC. Most of what I really want is on the external drive and don't know if it would be OK if the PC got struck. Did lose power for a short time.  Very windy and some pea size hail.

SHIRLEY  my son calls those lights that keep coming on and no mechanic as ever found out why-Idiot Lights. I will tell you how much sleep I did get this morning after 6:am. Maybe 3 hours. Was awake all night. Been a bad week for me.

JENNY  Good thing that Michele has such a positive outlook. That helps her. She is in my prayers every day.

LLOYD  have a wonderful trip. Drive safely with that big RV and pulling the van.

Have to go, CNA is here and time to get her busy.

Have a good day.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Jenny:  Thinking of you and your family. 

Phyllis: We rarely have humidity here - things get crackling dry. 

Gloria:I hope you can get back into a longer sleep habit soon. One sleeping pill is enough for me to get at least six hours plus a light doze sometimes.

I have made it one week from the neck surgery.  Two more to go - Don is doing great at changing the bandage.  It is at least a six-step ordeal and I can't do it looking at the mirror.  Just wondering why I have times of exhausting during the day.

We saw a story on the news of a trashed kitchen - a bear got in the house.  Bears are always hungry and get mad when they can't get the food fast enough.  Hungry as a bear - do you remember that  saying?

Keep cool all!

Jenny:  You are in our thoughts daily.   


Just getting in here. 

I was busy this morning.  I had to go down to the office to sign papers  to renew my lease.  It isn't up until November, but they like to get all the paperwork done early.  So many of the people here do not like the manager, but I find her to be a very pleasant person.  She has always been fine with me.  We had a nice talk about cooking and se was telling me about some of the vegetables she fixes.  I really don't have too much contact with her, except to pay my rent, and see her in the hallways at times.  I know some people here can always find something to complain about. 

When I got back upstairs it was lunchtime, so I had a tomato and cheese sandwich. The tomatoes have been so good.

Then I had a nap.

I need to start thinking about what I can have for dinner. It is still very hot outside, so, nobody is sitting outside now. I might go down a little later when it cools off. The trees outside of my window are blowing a little bit.   

I, too, am thinking about Jenny and Michelle and her family.  So hard on the whole family, but she is a strong lady and staying positive is good.

I hope Lloyd and Nancy got off on their trip.  When we had our motorhome, we did tow our car behind,  Can be a little scary at times.

I hope everyone is having a good day.



Another day is on its way out. Managed to get some ironing  done and another row sewn on the quilt, one more row and I can put the border on it.

Will take my van in next Mon with hopes that this is the last time.

Shirley I forgot to mention we do that in one year with all the Dr visits in the city.

Carol, hope your recovery is fast with no problems.

Gloria, I wondered where you were this morning, thought maybe you were lucky enough to sleep in.

Phyliss, I don't like the heat and humidity either, I am so looking forward to Fall.

Joy, I know some people that no matter what you do, there is no way of pleasing them. Can't imagine going through life like that. Our tomatoes are still green but one of these days we will have a sun warmed tomato sandwich.

Pup is calling......frisbee time..
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