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Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, July 15, 2020, 12:02:20 AM

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Good morning everyone. This is about the only time of the day I would go outside and walk around. I do miss doing that but if I lived out where no one could see me like my daughter does I would go out with my robe over my jammies and slippers on and get fresh air and walking in. Of course here we cannot even go out into the hallway dressed like that. Oh Gloria, stop complaining !!

BUBBLE  thank you for the ride to Photos.

AMY  those blossoms look huge. Hope you get a squash/pumpkin for each blossom.

ROSEMARY  glad you enjoyed your walk. Hard to believe something still standing from the middle ages. Also too sad to see the castle going to ruin. 59 would be perfect temperature for me.

JENNY  if I did not run my AC all night it would be too hot to sleep. Humidity rises at night and the wind is just about calm most nights, no cool breeze. Then the heat rises from the black top parking lot and my apartment faces the parking lot.

JANE  I like squash pie but not pumpkin. Might be the different spices. I have tried pumpkin different ways and just do not like the taste/flavor but I like all the different squashes except the spaghetti one.

LLOYD  hope you slept good last night.

AMY  like you I wish it was much cooler here. too.

Just saw on the news -they had some snow on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, highest place in our New England states.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  This will be a quick one because it's almost time for the boinger! 

GLORIA, technically, the "crook neck pumpkin" is a Pumpkin Squash, so I bet you'd like a pie made with this one!

I hope you all have a great day and I hope none of you FRY!  It's gonna be another hot one here and I'm not in favor of that.

AMY, safe trip to the city and good news from the Dr. is my wish for you and Kyle.  Good idea to leave the pups behind.  I don't think I'd like fried doggie for lunch!

Enjoy your day everyone!  Make the most of it!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone.we Had a thunder boomer a while ago, but only 3 tenths here but more not too far around. Gloria thanks and i did have a good sleep. slow to get my head to relax and clear, but when it did i slept very well. is 72º and cloudy so maybe we will got a little more. Hope you all get a day just like you like.


Lloyd Hammond

 Denver I can't fiend your post. they scolded me about putting My email on here. maybe my grand daughter can when she gets home she can fiend it for me.she has a lot more savey than i do any more.



Good morning.  Another HOT day coming along today.

Nothing going on in my little corner of the world.  Today it is supposed to be 100 degrees.

I need to get moving along.  Today is hair appointment day !

Stay safe and have a good day.



I'm amazed at the size of the squash/crook neck blossoms.  Hope you are ready to tackle the punkin's when they ripen, Amy.  They aren't easy to fix but are worth all the trouble. 

Supposed to be the hottest day of the year here with, maybe, afternoon storms.  That's all I'm going to say about that!

I loved the description of your walk near and through the castle ruins, Rosemary.  Sounds lovely.

I'm staying in and trying to stay cool.  Wishing the same for all of you.


July 20, 2020, 11:42:46 AM #66 Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 11:47:20 AM by CallieOK
Merry Monday,

Amy and Janie,  Either  :kitten: or :dog3:  as long as I don't have to have tuna for breakfast. Out all night carousing?? :dontknow:...maybe if I could remember how!.  :lol:

Rosemary, I do so enjoy reading your cheerful posts about the area in which you live.  I've been from Wales to Inverness and back down through Perth and Edinburgh to York and then through England. Most of us on the tour had read Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" and were thrilled when our tour guide and bus driver offered to spend their Inverness afternoon off to take those who were interested out to Culloden.  I bought my copy of the first book in the series in the gift shop there.   I thought her research must have been good if it was on sale there..  The title is "Cross Stitch" instead of "Outlander", as it is in the USA. 

Have done the usual morning routine.  Off to find something useful to do....or not.  :D

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone. Local weather here is 74º and partly cloudy going for partly sunny and 84º. most likely will go higher did yesterday,with same forecast. Have a good day as you all like I hope.



Good morning everyone, today is to be cooler only 89 in the forecast. Yesterday even Yvette complained about the heat and humidity.

JANE  I might like that crook neck but my days of doing a pie with one are so over. At one time cleaning one and cooking it would have been something I would enjoy doing. now at times I feel really useless. With the humidity and dew point so high I think we boil/simmer but with it so dry where my daughter is they either fry or dry up.

LLOYD  a prefect day for me would be no warmer than 75  with a cool breeze.

JOY  we have not hit 100 but yesterday it felt like 102. With the humidity we have been having I am glad I do not have to go out anywhere.

PHYLLIS  with the heat and the sun I will not go out of my cool apartment.

CALLIE  I have been over the border in Maine into Canada and over the border in San Diego into Mexico. That is my international traveling.

AMY  I beat you int this morning?  Hope you have a great day.

Have a good day and keep cool and safe.

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Good morning everyone.

We are into breaking weather so they say...not impressed with that! Trip and appointment went well. I did get my running shoes...two pair so I am good for a few years. I wear these all the time except  when the snow is too deep.  On the way to the city we saw some wind damage from the storm from the other night. In town we saw trees and limbs down in a cemetery, didn't see any headstone damage though.

Today is take the van in the abs lights are on and need it fixed. Back to sewing after that.

Need to get moving and get things done before the day heats up......

Enjoy your day everyone..stay safe.

Good morning Gloria, you were posting while I was typing . :)
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 feel better today than I did yesterday.  I think the "tireds" caught up with me yesterday.  I've finally reached a point with the two-room changeover that I can live with it.  There are still two boxes in the living room that have to move but they contain books and videos that need a place of their own and I've ordered a book case that I'm pretty sure will hold all of them. They will sit until the bookcase comes and is assembled. 

I went to bed last night at 10:30 and for the first 5 hours I slept soundly.  I do feel better this morning.  I realized as I was getting into bed that I hadn't said "good night" to my friends in here.  But I was too tired to go back.

Now the boinger is going off and it's time for breakfast.  So I wish you all a pleasant day.  Make it your own in every way!

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Morning all!

It is another fine day here, but quite cool. I was planning to walk with my friend but now i have to take my husband to see the GP practice nurse as he seems to have an infected finger. He must have got something in it when he was decorating on Sunday. He also decided (without telling me OF COURSE) to try to get whatever it is out by poking it with a safety pin. This is someone with a PhD. My sympathy has been somewhat limited...

Anyway, we are off there in a minute - hopefully they will give him antibiotics (you cannot buy these in the UK without a doctor's prescription, which is no doubt a good thing as we are always being told they are overused and everything is becoming resistant to them.)

Hope everyone is having a good day!



Gloria - I forgot to say, Dunottar Castle is indeed mostly ruined, but it is very well looked after - it is actually still in private ownership, but the owners do keep it in good condition. I suppose it was ruined many hundreds of years ago - it's been there a very long time!



July 21, 2020, 10:55:57 AM #73 Last Edit: July 21, 2020, 11:00:09 AM by Shirley
Rosemary, my daughter has been all over the world (company expense) and only place she really wants to go back to is Scotland. She loved the visit/stay at Balmoral Hotel in Edinborough, especially tea time. They did travel together to Hawaii and want to repeat that trip. Her husband traveled the world because of his father's occupation, graduated from the American School so attend those reunions when in the US. His one bucket list is a safari. He is still working and not sure when he will retire. By the way, in case you weren't around the many times I've recommended people "soak in Epsom salt"... sure fix for that infected finger. Can't tell you how many times I've used it for so many reasons (including a brown spider bite). It even cured a that spider bite & I have no scar, totally amazed my doctor after their antibiotic shot & round of prednisone did nothing to help. I keep a box on hand, even in the RV & use it for aches & pains or infections. Easiest way is to soak a washcloth for the thumbm wrap around the finger, put the hand in a plastic grocery bag and then the heat pad on low, watch TV for an hour or so & watch the icky stuff just pull out of the sore. End of doctor call........... 

Right now we are all holding our breath because their youngest daughter (pushing 30) tested positive for the virus and in the few days since, tested positive for blood clots in her legs so on blood thinners. We are all calculating just when we were together. She didn't make it to the 4th of July party but her parents & brother were with her and we were all with them. It will be a wait & see period, each getting tested if needed. I don't think I was exposed so not really concerned for myself. Both she & her oldest brother were exposed at work but never a sure thing, her oldest brother hasn't been tested yet and her youngest is waiting for test results, if either come back positive it will be a whole different ball game because we were all at his house for the 4th. I think that puts us out of danger since it was more than 2 weeks ago. I have turned off my worry mode and will let the others decide if I am exposed, they are all concerned about me but my kids & spouses are in that age group with me!  ;)

We had a little rain last night. I slept through, but Tiger was inside, on my bed & kept waking me up. It is "oak mite" season so cats are doing a lot of scratching. Think it is time to put that stuff on their necks again. It doesn't mention chiggers on the box so guess I won't use it on me. I have bites that are so like chigger bites but I didn't think we had them in Kansas. Been told by 2 native Kansans that we do have them here. Woe is me, I found 'em!

Gloria, yes, I'm wishing my life away in hopes we have an early fall & winter. Bring it on!

Callie, only one of the cats liked tuna at first, until I brought home a can in oil. They love that so guess they must have been needing the oil. Now I'm searching for a sale like I got the other, Chicken of the Sea for 50¢ per can. They get each a serving twice out of one can, cheapest meal of the day for them! By the way, Callie was already named before she moved in with me. We called her Lily because of her tiny white feet, but the neighbor that fed her for a few years before they moved decided since she was a calico, she should be Callie. She recognizes her name so I didn't try to change it.

Must get busy & eat, need to make a trip to Sam's Club today. Also need to vac the pool after adding a little water. These hot temps & wind suck the water right out of the pool. The neighbor's locust tree has a lot of dead leaves on it so already having to dip & vac those out. They must be the fastest growing trees of all time and for sure are the worst to dump into the pool.  Hope all have a great day, make someone smile!


I got my car back today!  And Frankie has a much newer, much nicer one!

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Shirley, oh, I knew where Callie-the-Cat got her name.  Have been waiting for a good time to smart off to you; the "tuna for breakfast" was just too good to resist.
Callie is actually the name my grandmother was known by.  When I tried to find her obituary on line using her real name I discovered "Callie" is even on it.

Chiggers attack me every time I step off my patio!  Finally discovered that Deep Woods Off keeps them away - as well as the black biting flies.  I even spray down into my shoes after I had a bite on one of my toes - even through socks and shoes.

Jane,  Hooray for the return of the car!

Had a productive morning doing errands and am now "helping" the housekeeper by Staying Out Of Her Way.  :thumbup:

Hope it's a Terrific Tuesday for Everyfriend.


I'm going to be off to bed soon so I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow!  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good evening. 

Busy day here.....laundry and shopping.  A storm moved in and the heat dissipated and we now have the doors and windows open and are enjoying the nice fresh air. 

SHIRLEY, I am sorry to read about your granddaughter.  I hope the blood thinners do the job and the blood clots will not be a major issue.  Prayers for all of the family that no one else will test positive. 

JANE, happy for you to have your car back and super happy for Frankie that she now has her own car.

LLOYD, I sent you a email with my email address in it.  Did you get it?

AMY, good to read that the trip to the city went well.  Nice that you are all set for awhile with your two new sets of running shoes😘. The way you are always running though I am not sure how long those sneaker will last🤪🤪

Have a good evening,


Lloyd Hammond

 Denver I just checked and still no email there . I will most likely get scolded for this but my email address is all lower case (bluweb37 @ gmail.com ) not my name like i use here. hope you get this before it is deleted. Maybe you can highlite cope and paste it in your address book.



Good morning all :)

Thanks Shirley for your advice, which I have passed on to The Invalid. And I do hope your granddaughter is soon feeling better, and indeed that the rest of you haven't caught anything. I'm sure 14 days is meant to be the very longest possible incubation period and that most people seem to develop symptoms within 4-5 days, so I really hope that puts you in the clear at least.

It's a dreich old day here so far. This afternoon I have to 'attend' an online preview of a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh. The gallery is attached to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in the city. The exhibition is called Eastern Encounters, and will showcase things from the Indian subcontinent that are held in the Royal Collections. These collections are massive, most of the stuff is in storage and it is quite controversial, as it seems that whenever another gallery asks to borrow anything for their own exhibitions, RC are very, very reluctant to lend them out, even though these collections really belong to the taxpayers. When challenged, they come back with excuses like 'The Queen would miss them' - which is total nonsense. There is another Queen's Gallery in London (attached to Buckingham Palace) and one journalist saw stacks of paintings just left in a side room there, one on top of one another. Anyway, putting that aside, they do usually put on good exhibitions and normally I would go to the press preview in person - I still could have done this (so few people turn up that it would not be difficult to keep one's distance) but as I am still in Aberdeenshire I am attending remotely.

I hope everyone has a good day,



Good morning everyone..

Yesterday I spent most of the morning on he phone...first talking with a nice fellow in South America...he wouldn't pin point the area. Then a lady in the Caribbean's on to another fellow in Guatemala...travelled without leaving home. :) Hope the problem is resolved but we shall see.

The afternoon was spent at the garage, my abs lights were on all the time , trouble getting to area to repair  resulted in me calling the neighbour for a ride home while they worked on the van. Hope to get the van back today.

Lots to do as not much got accomplished in the house..would like to drain the hot tub and fill back up too.

Shirley, prayers for you granddaughter..we are under mandatory mask rule here and I did hear the city that we go to is also going to masks when inside buildings.

Jenny, is there ever a day ,a whole day that the laundry basket is empty?

Jane, nice to have your wheels back!

Gloria, we are 64° at the moment heading to fry temps later on today and getting hotter at the week goes by. Calling for rain
 which is badly needed still.

Phyliss, neighbour brought the custard bowl back and she said even her husband liked it!!

Joy, good morning to you..

Better get ready to meet the day.

Enjoy your day and stay safe
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 everyone, well the heat wave should now be over, only in the upper 80's today and humidity not as high. Will see how right local forecasters are. 

AMY  glad the appointment went good yesterday. Hooray you got your shoes and 2 pair  to wear  now.

JANE  with all you have been doing moving 2 rooms around it is no wonder you slept good for at least  5 hours. The llast few nights I have been going to bed and it was still light out and slept till  5 am. Feel rested when I woke, too.

ROSEMARY  hope your husband's finger in OK now. I have a grandson who went to Ireland for the company he works for and took many pictures and all those old buildings and castles. Fascinating.

SHIRLEY  prayers that you and most of yo ur family are spared this &%&%& virus. So far I thank
God my family is all OK so far. Out governor wants to open schools the end of August ad a lot of parents say they will keep their kids home. Too dangerous to have all those kids together  even with masks on.  We do think alike about autumn and want it on the first hot day in the spring.

JANE  glad you have your dcar back. Now y ou can take  off any time you want to. I still miss not having a car and the independence I had.

JENNY  love the new avatar of your litle one. Such a good looking boy and love that smile and rosey cheecks.

Imagine having years of beautiful art and jewelry  that it is piled p and you never even see  it.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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This is going to be a quick GOOD MORNING Everyfriend!  The dog food is making and when the beeper goes, I have to do the next step so I can feed Mickie when the boinger goes.  Seems I live to answers beeps, boings, gongs, and any sound that can come from a stove, phone or timer. 

I hope you all have a great day, avoid illness, get over whatever is bothering you, walk a new path (or an old one) and just plain enjoy your day!

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July 22, 2020, 08:34:04 AM #83 Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 08:37:52 AM by phyllis
Good morning.  Just checking in to let you know I'm still around.  Everything here is the same...weather, humidity, etc......all the same.  Virus numbers are going up again.  All of the public schools will be online for at least the first six weeks of the new school year.  Some of the private schools are closing down completely.  Everyone is having a difficult time.

Stay well, Everyone.


A early evening HELLO to all.

Our day started off great.  Boston son and two grandson's who are here staying at their mountain home in Vail, came down to spend some time with us.  We had a wonderful visit and had lunch together out at one of our favorite Pho Restaurants.  I had a lunch planned but they insisted they really wanted to go for a nice bowl of noodle soup.  They are on their way back to Vail now😩, but it was wonderful to be together. 

I have not heard yet how Michele's last chemo went today, but it was a very hard lead up to it for her.  Bless her heart she is just DONE with the awful effect it has on her......as anyone would be.  This is her third time of completing the grueling 12 weeks of treatments done over 24 weeks. 😩😥  I can not thank you all AGAIN for your continued support and prayers for her over the past couple of years🙏🙏

LLOYD, I have sent you another email message!  Hope you get it.

GLORIA, thank you for noticing the new avatar of my boy! 

AMY, I hope you got your van back today.  No, the laundry basket is never empty....or at least not for long😩😩  I saw a friends trug and it sure did not match up to your Kyles!  None of them ever will, I suppose! 😘😘.

Nice to see your post Phyllis. 

I wish you ALL a good rest of your evening.



Hello, Everyfriend!  This was one of THOSE days around here.  Always busy and not much getting done.  I guess the one thing that counted was 3 loads of laundry washed, dryed, folded and put away.  Also, managed to try a new recipe for dinner and it was really good!  Watered the plants.  Mickie took me for 3 nice walks, too.

We had a bit of rain around noon or so.  It didn't do much for the dry grass but it did cool things down a bit.  The temps dipped to the high 70s with a light breeze and clouds to hide the hot sun.  It's only 75 right now and that suits me fine.

My son took advantage of the cooler weather and cut my grass today.  Of course the weeds were outdoing the grass and I'm sure glad to see them going.  I always wonder why the weeds can continue to be so healthy when the grass just dries up and fades away?

JENNY, Michele is still on my church's prayer list.  I asked them to just keep her there until she's out of danger and doesn't need prayers any more.  And the notation says, "Michele and family" and that means ALL of you!

I'm going to be off to bed in a bit so I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.

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Lloyd Hammond

Peter Winstanley thanks I got your picture. but when I tried to reply it said ear.



Good morning everyone..

We had a nice rain last night ,soaking into the ground not one that lays on top. I did get my vehicle back and it is nice to have wheels again. With the day being mixed up a lot of my work didn't get done but I have an early start on it today.

Bubble, thank you for posting the photo..

Jane, I was thinking the same thing when I looked across the lawn last night, bright green and healthy were the weed and dry brown and crispy was the grass. Now with the bit of rain we have had it is slowly coming back to life.

Jenny, I think Kyle has a break in making the trugs..so far he has done 11 with orders for 3 more come Spring. This is a far cry from the work we use to do but it keeps him busy.

Gloria, I would like the temp to be around 70° that is good working weather.

Lloyd, did you check your spam folder? Maybe Jenny's email went in there??

Ok, up and at'em

Enjoy your day everyone

Stay safe.

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 every one. We had a new paper under the door yesterday. We are all getting two fully cooked frozen chickins today. There is a chicken farm in town that serves up family style fried chicken family style dinners with all the trimmings. People come from all over the food is that good. They are doiong this chicken to all the senior homes. There are 3 in town so they will have to get lot of chickens cooked and get frozen to deliver today. I have eaten at that restaurant several times and the food was always wonderful. Yesterday Yvette checked out the freezer in the fridge to make sure they would fir in there.

JANE  glad I do not have  to anser to all those bells and beeps that you do. That would be like working again. I like being retired with no time clock to puynch a card in anymore. We had a little rain yesterday, cloudy all day but still hit 91 even with no sun.

PHYLLIS  schools here the governor want open the end of August but with this virus going up again parents say they will keep their kids home and safe.

JENNY  I know you enjoyed being with your son and 2 grands for part of a day. Like you I wish I could be with my daughter and SIL and my 2 oldest grandsons who both still live in San Diego. My prayers go up for Michele. I feel so bad for her and the family.

AMY  70 is a good temperature and  nights no higher than 65 so it is cool enough to sleep.

Take care everyone and stay cool and safe.

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