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Soda Shoppe for April 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, April 01, 2021, 12:03:33 AM

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Wood box is filled and we put the snow blower away...next is getting the snow tires off........
Jane, where are you????
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

Good Morning everyone, sunny and 64º and going for 80º today. this catheter is miserable. I do not know when I have had so much Pain. Have a good day.



I'm here, AMY, but the first time I came by, I'd have had to talk to myself so I went out in the kitchen and elsewhere and talked to myself while I got a head of cauliflower ready to cook, read and put away the daily newspaper, gathered up some laundry and threw it in the washer and had a text chat with my OK daughter!  All of it better than sitting on my b*** and talking to myself!

SHIRLEY, I loved the pics!

AMY, you've been to the store and back already?  Nice going!

Now I'm going to do a bit more paper work while the clothes wash and the cauliflower cooks and then it will be time for walks with the doggies and lunch!

Have a good day everyfriend!  Better one than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow!

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April 06, 2021, 03:28:40 PM #63 Last Edit: April 06, 2021, 03:38:02 PM by Denver
Good morning.  Everyday I feel so much better....sure wish I could just continue to heal rather
her than have surgery and start the process over again😩😘

I have been waiting for the hospital to call since Friday about my pre op tests.  Getting concerned so Bob contacted my surgeons scheduler this morning, telling her we had not heard from hospital yet, she emailed the scheduler Beth AGAIN and gave us the number to call Beth if we did not hear from her within the hour.  Bob then called Beth.....Beth is not there, so they looked me up.....no info on me at all saying I need pre op.  Back to surgeons scheduler and then she contacted hospital and found out that Beth is out and now they will be calling me as two schedulers are ON it🤪 

I just listened to your HALLELUJAH song again AMY to I calm my nerves😘. Yippee, snowblower has been put away! 

PATRICIA, Iam sorry your outing did not happen do to another big snow😩😩

SHIRLEY, I hope you slept well and your eye is not causing you any problems.

Have a great day

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


Been for the follow up call to the eye surgeon... all's well & even better! So much better than the problem with the other eye caused by the implanted eyedrops.  BUT the implant didn't cost me extra out of pocket & the tiny bottle was $227 (my cost) & will have to be refilled a couple more times. Sure not fair but can't be helped. I am thrilled to see so well, even with dragging out all the old glasses, the prescription from 5 or 6 years ago seems to work best until I get the new ones made. Surgeon recommends 3 weeks before testing for glasses.

Must go check out the photos Bubble posted for me. Not great at throwing bread & snapping the camera at the same time, especially with wind blowing as hard as it is. Nice fat fish, huh? They wait for my whistle & hang around as long as I talk to them. Guess they notice it isn't me if not talking & maybe realize it might be someone with a hook on the end of a pole. Not all here or maybe someone kept the others, the osprey enjoy their bread fed fish too.


This was a beautiful Spring day in Central PA!  The sun shone all day and there was a light breeze.  The temperature got into the mid 70s and it felt wonderful. We have to enjoy today because rain is predicted for most of the coming week.  At least is isn't snow!   I feel awful telling you all this when good weather stuff when PATRICIA's weather is so bad!  But I guess where we live is part of what makes us "who we are".

I got a lot done today...even made the ham slices for supper in the air fryer.  They were great!

Frankie got some bad news health wise today and we had some tears and some advice and I think she felt better when she left!

I think my eyes are just about ready to do their slamshut for the night so I better get off the computer and into the haystack!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy Spring day tomorrow.

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April 06, 2021, 11:43:33 PM #66 Last Edit: April 06, 2021, 11:47:33 PM by patricia19
Jane, when they tell you that this is only the sixth time in 106 years of this type of weather. Or that a once arid arctic has been breaking humidity records since that early 18-inch snowstorm in October. And you're in the midst of a historic pandemic, and you remember an old curse that says may you live in interesting times?  Keeping your head down may be the wisest course!   :whistle:   

Lloyd Hammond

Well when the tell you a wield storm may well be true but check out the exact
location. I do not reamer the exact day In May, but In the middle of may, when i was a chelid we Had a + of two feet Of snow I the year of 1948. My step farther was courting My mother then. And he got a 1947 chivy car that was ordered in 1947 but never came in until 1948. he got stuck in a snow drift. It took him and us three boys the better part of three days to get it dug out and get it over to our hose. about a 1/2 hour after we got there the snow plow came buy and cleared the road. have a good rest of the night  good night.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's almost time for the boinger and doggie breakfast so this will be short.

PATRICIA, I think you have everything under control in your mind and you are a true Alaskan!  Good Luck to you!

LLOYD, you sure come up with  some vivid stories of the past!  That was a good one.  My father owned a 1939 Dodge back in the old days!  It was the first (and only) car he every bought new in his life and he still owned it in the late 40s when my sister learned to drive.  She always said that because she learned to drive that old monster, she could drive anything!

Gotta run!  The boinger is going off!  Have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Good morning..

We had some rain during the night and may get more today.

Not sure what today will bring  will see.

Jane , prayers Frankie and you..

Shirley, glad to see your eyes are good even better !!

Patricia, hope today is a better day for.

Better get moving..

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


"PATRICIA, I think you have everything under control in your mind, and you are a true Alaskan!  Good Luck to you!"

Thanks, Jane, I think!  :)


April 07, 2021, 03:53:30 PM #71 Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 10:41:32 PM by RAMMEL Reason: Code error
Patricia, our temp at the moment is 68° nice sunny day.

We are going into lock down again...lets see if the people know and understand the words STAY HOME this time... we get people from the hot spots coming here.

We are allowed to go to pick up food and scripts and need to phone orders in at the other stores....eg hardware, lumber store.
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



JANE, sorry to read that Frankie had some bad heath news....so happy you are there for her.  Prayers for good answers for what ever the problem is🙏

I did get my pre op appointment done this morning and all is well and I have been almost cleared for surgery on Friday.  They want one last test to make the anesthesiologist happy..... a echocardiogram.  Of course they could not get me in for one today, so we have to drive to downtown Denver to another hospital to get it done  tomorrow afternoon.  Ugh.....getting showered and dressed and down the steps to the car is awful.....but we have to do what we have to do....so off we go! 

Getting lots of calls....better post before I loose this. 

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


PATRICIA, it was definitely meant as a compliment.  I get the feeling that you know what must be done and you do it!

AMY, good luck with the lockdown.  I hope others understand what it's all about and respect others.

Frankie seemed more composed today.  I think she's just going to wait for the rest and not dwell on what "could" happen.  I have a feeling that it's not as bad as she thought at first but we'll wait and see.  The prayers are welcome.  Thank you all!

JENNY, keep plugging away! Better times are coming!  You have our prayers, too!

Today was a gorgeous Spring day!  The high temp was 75º and it was absolutely beautiful out there.  The rain that was predicted for today came in the very early hours before we were out of bed and that's fine.  We got the moisture we needed and it came at the best possible time!

I'm heading for the haystack early tonight because these eyes just seem to have a mind of their own.  If they want to close, they do!  We'll be up early again tomorrow and I want to make a trip to the Mennonite store and then in town to do a couple errands.  I hope Frankie is on time tomorrow and has time to drop off Cooper.  He's my doggie sitter.  Mickie doesn't get so upset at being left home when he's here.  She really still misses Annie and she doesn't like to be alone. 

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

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Good Morning to anyone who shows up.  I wasn't going to post because I do enough talking to myself around the house without advertising it on here.  However, it might be a while before I can get back so I wanted to wish you a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning JaneS and all that follows. the weather is no problem. Not near as much as the water Bag hanging on my leg and fastened to my Kidneys. Life is no fun any More.



Good morning

Another lovely day here...

Picking up meds and home to work. Went to sleep listening to a chorus of frogs, first time this year. Folklore says the frogs have to be frozen in 3 times before good weather is here to stay..

Lloyd,  you can get through this..one day at a time .

Better get busy here.

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


Took the patch off my eye so I can put glasses on & feel "more right". I think a couple more nights of the patch & drops thru tomorrow should end this stage.

Son & his gr-son came over yesterday & they got the trug put together, dirt in & my tomato plants in the dirt. I'll get a photo today to show y'all. These tomatoes will be worth gold if they ever make it to the table. Already planning a "roof over" that can be installed when hail is predicted. I plan to get leaf lettuce & endive seed today when we get out, along with some clamps to hold the liner in place since the wind flaps the part that hangs over & will beat the poor veggies to pieces. Life in KS is not easy but could be worse!

Lloyd, I'm sure that is not pleasant but it shouldn't be so painful (from what I've heard from my brother that had to wear one for a long time, daughter that had to wear one even when she was working every day, she wore dresses to the floor to hide it & was under 40, but her problem did heal and that ended for her after a month or so. My neighbor also had to wear one for months after her Crohn's surgery and also healed & doesn't need anymore. Hope you/they figure why it is painful for you & fix it. Life really can be good & I'm older than you!

Jane, prayers that Frankie's issue is not as bad as first "kick in the stomach" thoughts. She sounds like such a fun person for you to hang out with. We never quit worrying about "our babies" even when they are our babies' babies, right?

My gr-grandson that got the concussion the other night was here "helping" all day yesterday & seems like his usual self. Not out of the woods yet but I am relieved to see he is "normal"... and just like his gr-father (Andy) at that age. He talks so fast he runs his words together & as hard headed as Andy (except back when Andy was little we did discipline more, Andy kept thinking of something new we hadn't told him NOT to do). Neither see/saw any danger in anything & both always with a smile & moving. Both interested in power tools & electronics, Andy delights in showing his gr-son how to do something once & he remembers.

Jenny, extra prayers all goes well with your surgery and do pray "they" can find a way to make Michele's life better. I can't imagine the agony all of you suffer watching her in such pain.

Do need to get moving, this screen seems awful bright & I don't know how to dim it down. Don't need to mess the whole computer up when it is a "flip-flip" to one of the kids & it's done. Glad the eyes are seeing so much better without that yellow cloud.  :thumbup:

Happy spring morning to all, the wind is howling, trees bending & waving. The redbuds & all those flowering trees are in their glory. My green pool grass carpet looks like it snowed with all the blossoms from the Cleveland pair tree in the back yard. They stick to that carpet when they land, & so does everything else, but still the best concrete cover I've seen. Few years ago one of the neighbors had a pebble type coating put over the concrete around their pool & after a few years it looked so awful they had to have it completely removed. One neighbor tried stone tiles & the grout was a mess... so after 3 other types of carpet we went back with the grass type that was here when we bought. BUT it is getting time to have it replaced & installers are hard to find that will take time to do it right. Hummmmmm, sorry, my gripes never end about the pool care! 


April 08, 2021, 11:11:10 AM #78 Last Edit: April 08, 2021, 11:15:36 AM by patricia19
Good morning from a COLD Interior. I've gotten everything done, but one and groceries will have to wait.

"A historic cold blast settling into Alaska this week will send temperatures plummeting far below zero, which could topple century-old low-temperature records in one city and even a longstanding state record.

The severe cold comes at a time when Alaska normally starts to thaw out from brutal winter weather."

"April is typically the time of year when Alaska is steadily climbing out of the Arctic's icy grip, with average high temperatures rising 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit from the beginning of the month to the end in places such as Utqiaġvik (formally Barrow), Fairbanks and Anchorage," AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said.

High temperatures in Anchorage, Alaska, usually start April in the upper 30s, before reaching the lower 50s by the end of the month. Fairbanks rivals this spring warmup average by rising from the mid-30s in early April and ending up near the mid-50s by the last day of the month.

"But that has been far from the truth so far this month, with temperatures running 17 degrees below normal month-to-date in Fairbanks," Duff said.

It's been a topsy-turvy start to April in Fairbanks. The city began the month with a high of 11, and low temperatures that didn't reach above zero degrees. Around Easter, the city's temperatures nearly recovered, just a couple degrees below the average high, but this was short-lived as temperatures tanked again to fall below -20, despite average lows being around 15 degrees.

This Arctic air has no intention of leaving Alaska quickly, as conditions are anticipated to be even colder as this week concludes. While Fairbanks usually sits at a high of 40 in early April, forecasters are predicting that temperatures in the city won't rise above 7 degrees on Friday, a whopping 33 degrees below normal.

"The next three days will bring historic-level cold for this time of year to parts of mainland Alaska. The state record low for April of -50F (-45.6C) might be broken," Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks said on Twitter.

"A cold snap this extreme in April hasn't been experienced in the Fairbanks area since 1911, when three consecutive record lows were set from April 9-11," Duff said. Two of these record lows are likely to be challenged during the latest cold wave, including Thursday night's record of minus 16 F and Friday night's record of minus 32 F.

AccuWeather is forecasting Fairbanks to surpass Thursday night's record by 3 degrees with a low temperature of -19 F."



Good Afternoon from the warm
and sunny rocky coast of Maine.     Nice day.

Shirley,  so glad that you got through having
both eyes operated on,  with the least amount of
difficulty ... 

I   just remember when I had mine,
how bright everything was  and how good
I could see out f my one good eye...
I feel blessed ... even though my field
of vision is extremely small (narrow) about
25 % of normal)

I know that we all get used
to living where we were brought
up  and can't imagine living
permanently anywhere else... 

I am a coastlal person,  born and
bred so living inland would never
seem like home to me.   

Even when I lived in Port Townsend,
Washington,  I was within eye sight of
the water.. 

I still am if I go up to our top Floor.

Funny how we are all so different.   

Have a good week,  everyone. 


We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


Hello All!  I managed to stick to the schedule I had planned for today and I got everything done!  I got a hair cut (a real one at the beauty parlor), did some errands in town including a short visit with a gal who has been my daughter Christy's best friend since they met in kindergarten.  Did my trip to Davy's (the Mennonite market) and came home and dealt with all the groceries I bought, ate lunch, took care of the doggies and collapsed for 2 hours on the couch.  It really takes the starch right out of me to do those errands that used to be second nature.

SHIRLEY, it sounds like you did better the second time around with your eyes that you did the first time.  I'm glad for that!

PATRICIA, I'm learning more about Alaska in this forum than I ever did in history class in school.  Maybe it's because I have a friend there and I'm more interested in learning this time around!

SANDY, you're right about that!  Where we live is definitely a part of who we are.  I'm a country girl who expects to see rivers and mountains and farmland wherever I go in my neighborhood.  I've been to visit lots of beautiful places....ocean views, much highter mountains, flat lands, farm lands as far as the eye can see, marshes and bogs, and lots of other views, all beautiful and some breathtaking but I'm always happy to come HOME!

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

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April 09, 2021, 12:38:16 AM #81 Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 12:45:12 AM by Denver
Saying goodnight to ALL💐

My echo cardiogram turned out great.....so all is well and my surgery is scheduled for 1:15 PM.  I hoped it would be in the morning, but thankful it is not any later than it is. We have to arrive at 11 AM.  Once they get me ready Bob can come back to see me then he has to leave the hospital.  They will keep in touch with him by texting.  He can come back after they have moved me to my room.

Once again,
Michele is not doing well.....her pre op blood work results came back yesterday and was not good, so they have her in ICU and are monitoring her to see what can be done.  Again, that poor girl and Dave can not catch a break!  Thank you for good thoughts and prayers🥰

Thank you all again for your support.  I just want to get it done and start the healing process. 

Take care and stay safe.

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


I'm really late getting to bed tonight... did some running around this morning & the rest of the day a blur. Cats are all outside, they are fed up with not running the house this week & ready to pack their bags & move out. I even took their food bowls outside to get them to finish eating. They are interested in all the birds & probably rabbits but so far not a lot of rabbits like other years. In fact, not many rabbits or other critters running around like other years, wonder if it is because so many people are having their yards sprayed this year. Not me, but do think all that spray takes a toll on wildlife & birds.

Sandy, I think you are right about people usually being more comfortable in the type area they grew up in. I've been to all the coasts and when I look out over that water I catch my breath and feel so lonely & sad I actually shudder. I'm sure it is a left over reaction of when I left the US from New York City to live in England for 3 years, knowing that I couldn't return (back in mid '50s there was no flying back & forth like today) no matter what happened and that it was a chance that someone in my family could die and I'd never get to see them again. I didn't talk to anyone on the phone the entire time so when my brother & his wife insisted on meeting us in NY when we returned, I was sure they were coming to tell me/us that someone was missing. It was a standing rule when my brothers were in the service NO bad news was told but they should call before coming home to hear it then. So that ocean that took me away from my family for 3 years will always make me sad, even though there was NO bad news when we hit the US. I do love the mountains but don't expect to visit them again. Some things we have to bow to.

I do think you have a great attitude about the limited sight, for sure I have been a real ninny about all this. My sister-in-law was saying tonight how fearful she is of getting the Covid shot because she's had serious reactions with shots before, passing out, etc.... but she wants to attend a huge reception for her gr-daughter this summer and only way she can go is if she gets the shot. Big decision for her.

Oops, you snuck in, Jenny. Good news for you and so sorry about Michele, so unfair for her to suffer so much. Prayers for all, including you, that you each find a way to be strong.

Near midnight so must get to bed. God Bless All, sweet dreams. Love ya, Shirley


Think I will give up on trying to get into this place as usually have to sign in 3 times.  Take care all.


Good morning..

I managed to get that dreaded freezer cleaned yesterday after I made pies and shells to in the nice clean freezer!!

Today will be shopping for us and our friend, then home to unload back into town to pick up cardboard when the store opens. Then play in he dirt, if any steam left. If not.........always tomorrow.

Patricia, that cold weather is sticking to you like gum in your hair. Hope you soon warm up there.

Jenny, prayers for both you and Michele. She is one amazing lady to come through this and for so long. Think it is time she was on the winning side of this.

Sandy, I was raised city with water not that far away, then moved to the country, we have water all around us here.I don't want to go back to city life..to much to experience here. You never know what you will see from one day to the next.

Better get ready to go.store opens at 7 for us ol folks. :)

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


Junee, please don't stop.......maybe someone can help you will the problem of signing in.
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


Oh JUNEE, don't give up!  I got a happy feeling just seeing your name as a poster.  We miss our old friends.  As AMY said, maybe there's someone who can help you. 

As you can see, we're up and attem this morning.  Frankie was going to come spend the night last night but she got started helping her friend pack for moving and she never made it.  Cooper is still here.  He spent the night but he's waiting for her to show up.

I had to make dog food this morning before I could feed Mickie so we're just waiting for the boinger right now and I'm pretty sure it's going off soon.  OH! There it goes.  We're off to have breakfast! 

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

Prayers continue for all who need them...especially JENNY and MICHELE and their families. 

Funny thing...Frankie's friend who is moving and Frankie are both nieces of my daughter Cindy but they're not cousins!  One is by Cindy and one is by her husband Jim.  Interesting that they've become good friends!

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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


AMY, I just got that message on my cell phone!  It IS a sad day for the monarchy!

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Jane, just talked with son...he was close the other day he said in Williamsburg.

Getting outside work done after meeting friends and passing off the groceries to them.

THE LOONS are back!!!! Hear one call out this morning.

Better get everything ready to meet our friends..then I can play in the dirt!~!!

Shirley, I keep forgetting to say happy to read your eyes are giving you no problems now and you can see clear to the moon!! :)
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