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  • 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 November 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, November 02, 2019, 03:29:20 am

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. Good to see everyone here. Peter thanks for the surprise visit good to see you. sorry you are having trouble still with your legs. I can relate to that same with my legs. some time soon I would like to get hooked up with you on Skype If possible. we have a court date tomorrow over the ownership of our place. wish us good luck and gods way. Have a good day and a better tomorrow.

Lloyd

phyllis

All is well here.  The sun is shining now and then with the occasional cloud dimming it.

Trying to decide if I want to get out today.  I have to be out tomorrow to tend to end of the year financial stuff.  I think I might stop at our new library that just opened on Sunday.  It is a two story Regional Library and cost 10.7 million dollars to build.  We have a wonderful library system in Wake County that includes 22 libraries, several large regional libraries and the rest are community libraries, with more being built every year.  When we moved here in 1984 there were 7 libraries n the county.  This area has grown so large.  In some ways that is good because we have so many services close by that we used to have to go into Raleigh for.  But, along with that comes more congestion and much more traffic!  Cary has run out of land to expand so now they are building up.  Adding taller buildings in the older parts of town and "gentrifying" the older neighborhoods.  We are changing so much and so fast.

I must get breakfast.  I hear David is up and moving around so I must get the day started.
phyllis
Cary,NC

JaneS

Just a quickie because I have to leave pretty soon. 

GLORIA and EVERYFRIEND,  I'm not counting days until I'm finished....I'm counting HOURS!  As of this morning, I have 44 more hours to work! 

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Amy

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

Mary Ann

Jane, I made my decision to retire 18 months ahead of time.  I took some cross-section paper and marked off 18 squares and put a number in each.  At the end of each month, I would cut off one of the squares.  I did not tell anyone of my plans until I got to the last month.  Retiring was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Mary Ann

JaneS

MARY ANN, I'm beginning to think it's one of the best decisions I've ever made, too.  The only thing I will REALLY miss is the customers!  I don't know if it's just my line or if it's WM customers.  They're the greateest.  Today, when I told someone I would be retiring Dec. 1 he said, "What days do you work?"  I told him I work Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings.  He said, "I hope I can remember to do my shopping on those days!"  He's one of my regulars!

4 down and 40 to go!

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Mary Ann

Jane, I've been retired 33 years now and I still get together in nice weather with four other company retirees - which amounts to summer months.  I have given up other groups, but not my retiree friends.  And, since I no longer drive, Tom goes with me but sits apart from us.  You may find yourself doing the same - or similar.

I'm so happy for you that you made the decision.

Mary Ann

Gloria

Good morning everyone, 35° this morning and just heard a new weather report. Will be in the 20's tomorrow night and we are back into the snow tonight. This is the third weather report for tonight into tomorrow. Snow then rain and now a few flakes. Will wait like years past to see what it is like in the morning when I first look out.

LLOYD  good luck to you in court.

PHYLLIS  we have 2 libraries in this town, a new one just around the corner from where I live. I have not been in it but have been told it is big and wonderful. We have a "library" here in this building with a lot of books and those are what I have been reading. People in here buy books and after reading them they put them in there, need more shelves because they are piling up all over the room. Some hard cover but mostly paperbacks.

JANE  hours? That is only a week left ;) My daughter and her husband retired the same day, she is 5 days older than him.

MARY ANN  I had been out of work with bronchitis and was released by the doctor to go back to work. Well it was the day of my 65th birthday and I went into work but went into the office and told them I was going to retire. I still was not feeling too great and did not think I would be able to be on my feet all day. Glad I did. That was 23 years ago.

AMY  I beat you in this morning!!!!

Have a great day to all who come in later.

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Amy

Good morning everyone...
Woke to a white covered ground, one of these days it will stay!

Nothing important on the agenda today just jobs about the house. Nice to get my hair cut, last time I was there was April so it was time.

Lloyd , prayers for you and Nancy  that you win .

Gloria, yes you did beat me. I was snuggled down and having a good sleep! Tis 22° here this morning. To the west of us they have 6 inches of snow!

Have a great 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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm late getting here.  I've been up to my eyeballs in bill paying.  Frankie is coming over later to "hang out" with me and I can't do anything that takes thinking when I want to visit so I did the thinking first.  Seems no matter how much thought you put into paying the bills, they still want money!

GLORIA, I already told myself it was really only a good weeks worth of work.  Sounds easy, right?

I guess I better get dressed and ready to meet Frankie.  Wonder if she wants to go to the store with me.  I still need a few things. 

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

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Mary Ann

We have snow this morning but I can't measure it in inches yet - maybe two inches?  I know my deck furniture has snow on it and I can't cover them with snow.  We are at 26 degrees now.  Even though it's still November, do you think winter has arrived here?

Jane, the time will just fly by and you'll be retired before you know it.  Does anyone give you a farewell coffee or party?  It was traditional when I retired and maybe still is that there be a farewell coffee for the retiree.  I don't remember if the donuts were charged to the company or not, but it was "coffee and donuts" and a gift was given.  I received a mantel clock with Westminster chimes and it is still working 33 years later.

Mary Ann



roley

Hello again.  As promised, here is my latest 'Armchair Walk' that I hope you will all find interesting, even more so as the Curator of this ancient site and Museum is American,  click on part 2 at the end of this video. (Step Free, for those of us who have difficulty climbing them !. :)   Enjoy.  Roley.
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CallieOK

Good Morning,

It's a cold, wet, raw day in central Oklahoma. Temperature just above freezing and wind chill in the teens.  Not supposed to get out of the 30's all day.  Morning news reported slick roads farther west.  My street looks okay but I'm not going out to test it or any others.

Miss Ellen reports lots of snow in The Dells, Wisconsin.  Hope that doesn't affect the "Holly Jolly Christmas" opening night tomorrow night.  The theater posted a Facebook video of the opening number dress rehearsal.  Miss Ellen wasn't "featured" but she's "front and center" in the group.  Unfortunately, the web site doesn't have the video so I can't provide a link.

Roley,  the armchair walk of Abingdon Abbey looks so interesting.  I plan to watch it when I have a bit more time to sit at the computer.

Washer is "yoo-hooing".  TTYL 

Carol

Roley:  I will look at the site of Abingdon Abbey later, thank you.  I worked for an airline company that sent me to Washington, DC and lived in Abingdon, Virginia.  Not many people know of that place - apparently George Washington attended church as I saw that reminder. 

A Minnesota cousin and wife are visiting another cousin this week and we will have a little meeting at least one day. 

We signed on to save money and save the planet apparently as well - it is an effort to not use much electricity during prime hours.  For instance, using the dishwasher after 9 PM. 

JaneS

November 07, 2019, 09:27:06 pm #74 Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 09:29:07 pm by JaneS
MARY ANN, I've made some good friends at my job at WM but most of them are a lot younger than me and will probably be working there or somewhere else for many years yet.  However, I still have good friends from my office job at Pennsylvania House Furniture Co.  and we get together once a month for lunch.  Then there is a larger group from the same place but lots of different offices who gather about  4 times a year for dinner.  I'll make an effort to keep those times.  I also have a group of school friends who graduated with me and we gather for breakfast once a month.  I really enjoy these get togethers.

I made a great dinner today!  I just put some bite size pieces of chicken to cook in my little crock pot and when they were pretty well done I added rice and some oriental spices and let it simmer until I was ready to eat it.  It turned out pretty good.  And there's enough for several meals.

I'll be off to bed in a little while so I'll bid you all "Good night".  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Denver

November 08, 2019, 01:23:51 am #75 Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 01:27:43 am by Denver
I am still alive and kicking, but not much to report. 

Baby Jonah turned 11 months old yesterday....not sure how that many months have already passed.  He is a very active boy, walking all over the place and getting into everything.  He babbles like crazy and seems to be carrying on a full conversation🤣🤣

ROLEY, I enjoyed your "Armchair Walk" on Abingdon  Abbey.  Thank you for sharing this with us.

I have not seen a post from you SHIRLEY.  I do hope you are doing OK.

Pleasant dreams to all. 

Jenny

Amy

Good morning everyone..

Snow in places from yesterday and we are to get more today and Sat. Nothing on the agenda other than putz about the house. Have some drawers that need rearranging so that might be today.

Roley, thank you for the stroll. Really enjoyed it.

Callie, I enjoyed your video  of Miss Ellen and I would dearly love to be in front seat watching the whole show!

Jenny, time seems to go so fast anymore. I bet he is a real cutie! Joy is also missing..

Have a great 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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, a whole 26° now and not going  out of the 30's today. When I pulled up the shades this morning and loo out the ground is dry. So much for the weather guessers and their expensive tools to tell us the weather we will get. Still better to look outside and see for ourselves.

AMY  I was hoping to see a bit of white here this morning and I don't mean frost either.

JANE  I always worked a full time job and overtime a lot so what is a week, right? For you it is about  3 more weeks, right? :) Hope you had a fun day with Frankie.

MARY ANN  my last  job the had a going away party in the cafeteria. I never gave then a chance. After I went into the office and retired I went to the department I worked in to say good bye to my co-workers.

ROLEY  I enjoyed both videos of the Abby. Must have been a huge church when it was there. A shame to see something like that destroyed. Thank you so much for finding such interesting places in England.

JENNY  like you I cannot believe my little great grandson is now  years old already. I remember holding him when he was only 2 weeks old.

AMY  we have snow in the forecast for Tuesday, will not hold my breath till then.  JOAN got it right when she started calling the forecasters Weather
guessers.

Have a good day.

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JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I've been up and attem for a good hour now.  The doggies went out once and are asking for seconds now.  I ground up the chicken I cooked for their food and made food for them.  They've eaten and are restless.  So this will be short.

ROLEY, I too enjoyed your Armchair Walk.  I love seeing the old buildings and the small towns in England.  I'd love to be able to do those walks in person but doing them your way is a real pleasure.  I always look forward to them.  Thank you for finding them and sharing them with us.

I'll have to be getting ready for work soon.  I'm on a 9-1 today and that will be another one down.

Frankie and I had a fun day and when I dropped her off in front of her apartment house, I told her, "It's always fun to have company...even if they take a nap while they're here."  She laughed and told me it's easier to sleep at my house because there isn't anything demanding her attention.  True!

PHYLLIS, I've had two minor attacks of vertigo in the last few days, both when I was getting out of bed.  I remembered the PT instructions the last time and I rolled over on the other side and eased myself up this morning and I didn't have on today although when I woke up I felt the start of it.  She said it's caused by the way I sleep.  I can't change that but I can change the way I get up. 

I guess I better go take the girls out and then get myself ready for work.

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

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Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone. 19º and clear here today calling for high of 44 and sunny. Hope everyone has a day just like they want. we go to court today. prayer is god has his way and we are on same track.

Lloyd

phyllis

Sorry about the dizziness, Jane.  Not fun.  I always have to get up from bed slowly, make sure I'm steady on my feet before I move away from the bed.  The dizzy spell happens when I lie down, too, but it passes in a few moments.  It always embarrasses me when I have to lie back so far to get my hair shampooed because I have to fight the dizziness.  Lately I've been washing my hair at home before I go for a haircut.  Full blown vertigo with room spinning around, unfortunately doesn't pass as quickly.  That can last from several minutes to days, sometimes.  I'm very grateful that I haven't had that for a few days now.

Our high temp. for today is supposed to be around 50 deg.  Really chilly for us.  The sun is shining brightly now so it is a pretty day.

I managed to get out to the broker yesterday to take care of end-of-year stuff.  It took longer than I expected so didn't have time to stop and look at our new library.  It is big and beautiful but not as easy for me to get into as our smaller old library was.  The only parking is in an adjacent parking deck with a longer walk under a covered walk-way into the library.  It isn't difficult for most people but for disabled users it is a bit of a challenge.  I plan to try again when I don't have other errands to tend to first.

Grocery shopping today and then back home to rest and relax, I think.

Roley, I enjoy your armchair walks, too.  When my husband and I visited England and Scotlad we walked around many of the ruined abbeys.  There was always a feeling of peaceful calm for me in them.  I didn't feel that ghosts were walking there but did feel the weight of history in each place.

I will be thinking of you today, Lloyd, and really hoping for a good outcome for you and Nancy.

Take care, All.   
phyllis
Cary,NC

Joy

Good morning on this pretty sunny morning, but it is very cold.  I have the thermostat pushed up until it gets warmer.

I had a rough morning yesterday.  I had some skin cancers removed from my face and I look like I have been in a fight.  Everything went well, but I look terrible and therefore, feel terrible.  Two big bandages and several places where she froze.  I won't be going anywhere for a while.

I did not sleep very well, so since I do not plan on going anywhere, I am thinking about going back to bed.

I did not even get on the computer yesterday, at all.  I did not go back and read any of the previous posts.  Just hope everyone is doing well, and keeping warm, if you are in those colder areas. They are calling for some snow early next week. Not looking forward to that.

I just wanted to mark my place and I will try to write more the next time.

Have a great day.

Joy
BIG BOX

Mary Ann

It is a chilly one here this morning.  At 8 am, my trusty thermometer read 17 degrees and the other visible one read 20 degrees.  The last one now reads 31 degrees but it is in the sun which is why it is not my trusty one.  The sun is shining brightly and I think we'll have a nice, but cold, day.

I am not prone to dizziness, but I know it's possible.  My dentist is always on the alert to warn me when I get out of the chair.  And one day I was dizzy.  It surprised me and it was soon gone.  I know dizziness is no fun.

Phyllis, I am starting to collect necessary stuff for taxes.  I do my own with the help of Turbo Tax.  I do have investments but I have nothing unusual otherwise. 

Lloyd, good luck today.

Gloria, I was given a coffee at my retirement and it was good to see so many people come.  At noon, my two bosses took me out to lunch and that was it.  I had 15 minutes after I got home, wondering if I had done the right thing and at the end of the 15 minutes, I decided I had done the right thing.  I've never looked back in 33 years.  I wonder if that is what has allowed me to live to be 95?  Norm used to say he never had seen such a happy retiree as I was.  Still am.

Mary Ann

Lloyd Hammond

November 08, 2019, 07:47:51 pm #83 Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 07:49:36 pm by Lloyd Hammond
Good evening everyone. well court is over and we got everything mostly as we wanted,God i think swayed thing as should be. also our life time friend never got into it and shook hands as we were leaving. the judge had a good and wise head on his shoulders and used it.he ordered the Pearson causing the trouble to get his opion out of it and stay away from here. we came home thanking god. also, we thank all of you for your Prayers. good Night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Amy

AMEN Lloyd, I am so happy for you and Nancy! Now you both can rest easy tonight.Have a good night.
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

JaneS

Oh, LLOYD, what good news!  God heard all the prayers and he answered the in the best way!  Good for you and Nancy!

I'm off to bed now.  It's not been an easy day and I'm glad it's over!  Tomorrow should be better! 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Shirley

Well, fooey... had a long post ready & not sure what happened but the page flipped to something else & MY POST did not get posted!  I tried the back arrow but no retrieving it.

Joy, I was telling you that Cas had those cancers removed every 6 months & the guys he played golf with in the same boat so they never stopped going to play golf. Smart lady getting them taken care of! Hugs, though, bet they sting.

Lloyd, glad you are satisfied with the way everything turned out and nice that you could shake hands when over. Expect all will sleep better tonight.

Peter, thanks so much for the link, love it. I got to watch the first part but will see the rest later tonight. I can't sit at the computer very long or this bum knee starts locking up & then doesn't want to straighten out when I stand. Sure had changed my life in a hurry!

I did get the 3 smoke alarm batteries replaced today, not easy as they were all different models.

Supposed to get up to 72° tomorrow. Got the young couple coming to work on the yard & also vac up the spiders that build webs all over the brick & under eves outside. They build around one particular light fixture & zap it out... it was a new fixture this spring, LED so supposed to last a long time. It went out a week or so ago & I do miss it. I can see the whole pool area at a glance when it's on.

Bedtime in Kansas.... wishing all sweet dreams, God Bless.  Shirley

so_P_bubble

Shirley, when you lose a post, before anything else, try doing a Ctrl + Z. It usually helps.

Amy

Good morning everyone..

No new snow ..yet.I am still doing the  :nanadance:  :nanadance2:  :nanadance:  happy dance at Lloyds news. What a blessing that is to have over.

We are off to a craft show this morning. My friend has all her quilts and baking in it. Lots of things to see, so many talented people there.
Will have the laundry done and out on the line if possible.

Bubble ,thank you for the tip.

Shirley, thank you for the reminder to put a battery in one of the smoke alarms.

Better get laundry started.

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend! I'm up but I'm not sure if I'm ATTEM yet!  I think I'll play this one by ear.  If I feel like it, I'll do it! 

The doggies are waiting out the boinger and Annie has already told me she thinks it's slow this morning.  It's really hard for her to wait.  She thinks she knows what time it is and she doesn't mind telling me so.

I have some financial things to deal with this morning and since the money is scarce, it's going to take some time to figure out who gets paid and who waits.  But that's always been the story of my life so I'll figure it out. 

We have a "plethora" of feral cats living in an abandoned house nearby.  They are leaving their "calling cards" all over everyone's yards and those of us with dogs are getting a little ticked off.  SHIRLEY, I apologize for these feelings but when 30 plus cats are allowed to run free and do their jobs wherever the feel like it and I have to take my dogs out in my own fenced yard on leashes there's definitely something wrong here. 

No one seems to know what to do about it except the young girl across the street who goes over there with food and milk EVERY day...sometimes twice a day!  They'll never go away and the township has told at least two people that there is nothing they can do about it.

Boinger is goin off so I'll stop complaining and go feed the doggies. 

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

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