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SUBJECT: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2021

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August 05, 2021, 07:43:14 AM #60 Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 07:45:29 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Lloyd...i go to bed around 10.30 or 11 pm often reading a book before i drop off UK time...i sleep until 5.15 am usually with 3-2 hourly out of bed bladder emptying's..

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   


Good Morning All Y'all.  This is just a quickie...

Mickie is back at the Vet.
Cooper is here
Laundry is in the dryer.
Wash is in the washer.
And I'm off to the shower and then lunch with old friends.

I didn't know if I'd be able to make lunch but the vet is not going to call me until after 4.  So I'm going.  Have a good day!

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Good Morning Everyone
from the still cooler then usual,
rocky coast of Maine. 

Thanks Amy for reminding me that
I haven't posted in a while!

All is well here .. I am liking
Summer this year as it is much
easier to go out in and enjoy.

Shirley,  my advice is to find the
space for everything that will make
your life easier NOW (What ever that means
for you)

I think that I read that Patricia
is celebrating her 70th  birthday.. 

Congratulations!!   (Fun is just beginning !)
Enjoy every minute.

Hi to everyone.. Good to see you all!! 


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?


Good morning from another wonderful sunny day in the eighties! According to the weather reports, this weekend may be the last of this heat as next week will be in the sixties and back with rain. They've, construction company, worked on the building's other side's balconies all last week, and with rain expected, I don't know when we'll have our turn.

Jane, I hope all goes well for Mickie at the vet, and she's home soon.

Sandy's right, I spent yesterday at friends enjoying a birthday party for another friend whose birthday was on July 22nd and me. We had good food, good friends, and three dogs to play with and save our meals from. We ate outside while admiring her garden flowers and veggies.


Lunch with friends was nice!

Mickie is coming home with medicine and special food.  We'll see how that goes!  I have to go pick her up in about a half hour.  Gonna be a whoe new life for both of us.  We have to get used to it and keep Cooper for a week while his mom is on vacation.  Fun, fun, fun!

Gotta go change my clothes!  Enjoy the rest of the day!

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Jane, always nice to go out with friends and just have fun! You have your work cut out for you trying to get Mickie to eat new food.. Maybe with Cooper there she may be more inclined to get it before he does??
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


August 06, 2021, 06:04:22 AM #66 Last Edit: August 06, 2021, 08:12:48 AM by Amy
Good morning...
  Going to be another warm one today. Crows hollering for the breakfast woke me. I would put it out at night but other critters would get it on them. Off to do some grocery shopping this morning. Then home to can hamburg and work around home.

Jane hope you, Mickie and Cooper had a good night..

Be back later..

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

Lloyd Hammond

well I made it, i was sighing In and it wanted to do updates, gave me a hard time, but I think I have made it. but I will be lost again I bet. It Is 67ยบ @6:09 AM. clear skies. worked on rebuilding the raised beds yesterday not done yet. I also went to get the RV inspected and new license 40 miles from us where we have to go and they were closed  another day for that. I will try to get the beds completed today. Have a great day everyone.



Good morning everyone, ysterday was a day of sleep for me. I sat here at te computer yesterday morning and sat  back in this comfortable PC chair and dozed off. Thought no a smar t place to fall asleep so laid on the couch and fell asleep unt il the phone ran g and it was Yve tte calling from down in the foyer to be let  in. 2 hours later she lef t and I was on the couch having another nap. Of course it was another rainy gloomy day so that didn't help. Slept  8 hours last night but feel awake now. I just heard on local weather that we had a months worth of rain yesterday in less  than 3 hours. Bad enough in July we had just over 12 inches of rain, now it looks like August weill be a wet one, too. If this means we will be snowed in come win ter this year I be tter stock up on food in cans.

AMY  the sun slept all day yesterday here so I just joined in the sleep, too. What better way to spend a gloomy day?  My oldes t son Mike and Yve tte bot h say we should start  stocking up while we can. Mike told me to start stocking up on Spam. Guess I had  too much of it back in WW2.

JANE  I nissed something about Mickie being back at the Vet's. I know how much we get to love our fur babies and will do every thing we can for them. Hope she is home now and feeling better.

SANDY  love Fe's smile showing her missing tooth. Reminds me of my 6 year old grea t grandson when she started losing his baby teeth. He would not let anyone pull them out, he did it himself. So independent.

Better go make breakfast and get on with the day.

Have a good day everyone and be safe and cool and dry or we t depending on where you live.

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's going to be an unusual week here!  We have Cooper all day and all night while Frankie is on vacation and Mickie is still in recovery mode.  She sticks to me like glue and when she wants to go out it's urgent!

I'll be in when I can but it's going to be "iffy" when that will be.  Have a good day, Everyfriend

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Good morning from a partly cloudy, sixty degree, with showers expected Interior! Nothing new here, some lagging housework that needs to be done, and some laundry.

Jane, I'm hoping you and Mickie make it through these next few days and come out easily on the other side.

Gloria, I wish I'd had your sleep; I slept went to sleep easily and slept good for about two hours, and then it was nap and then wake up every hour or so. It's just been too hot to sleep, and I never thought I'd say that! I finally got up at five.

We have a mated pair of ravens, and they've been very vocal the past couple of days, casing the area parking lots. They've been known as a group to even tear into loads in the back of pickups, looking for a meal.

Have a good day everyone!


Patricia, I just read about the tour helicopter crash near Ketchikan.  So sad.


Thanks, PATRICIA!  It ain't easy but we're hangin' in there!  She likes the new food and that a big part of the doings!

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Lloyd Hammond

well the gremlins did it again. I had a post ready to post and they gobbled it up. the question I was asking was? why I got a message saying my battery was nearly dead. and the Laptop is plugged into a battery power pack. not straight into electric outlet. the old Laptop did not do that. I have had a laze day plenty Napping. May not sleep good tonight?



Sorry, LLOYD, I can't answer your question.

It's been a very unusual day and I'm going to take the doggies out, go to bed and try to forget today!  Good night all.  I pray your day was better than mine!  And I pray mine is better tomorrow than my today was!

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Lloyd, is it possible your battery pack is down ... needs to be re-charged?  They do even wear out after a lot of re-charging. I have a couple small battery packs that will charge my phone & iPad and even the laptop if I wanted to (I think) but don't use them any more than necessary when out in CO camping (no electricity in the mountain campgrounds). When we go into town to eat we always take along all our electronics to charge while we're eating! Of course you do realize "I know nothing" when it comes to electronics!  :uglystupid2:  ;)

I'm so relieved to hear Mickie likes her new food, Jane. When our German Shepherd was in her last days the vet wanted us to try this food that looked like burned grass, she wouldn't touch it & it broke my heart. We knew there wasn't any hope but she didn't seem to be in pain. We made up our minds on a Friday that I would take her in for the last trip on Monday and I fed her her favorite foods until then. Only during Sunday night she died and saved me having to make that trip. My heart still breaks remembering. She was 11, normal age for GSs....but none of us were ready. Kids went to school & Cas to work, but she was my buddy all day and I wasn't alone until.... so I watch with concern when Mickie has a problem. Hugs..

Good night to all, I watched the show about BTK tonight so am feeling sad for his daughter & all the families he affected. What a wasted life he lived, I hope he wasn't allowed to see it. We were here when all that was going on & feared for our daughter who was in college at the time. Her male student friends walked her to her car when she had night classes. 


August 07, 2021, 12:57:21 AM #76 Last Edit: August 07, 2021, 01:05:28 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Shirley...one of my first dogs my father brought home when i was 11 or 12 was a German Shepherd or Alsatian as we called it, her name we called her was Sheba...My father had a soft spot for Alsatian's as one had befriended him ( he shared his food with it so i remember he told me ) when he was missing in action during WW2, think whilst he was in Italy..

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   


Good morning..

Going to be another hot one here ,already humid. We are off to another city to hopefully pick up the washing machine. Then home to label the 9 pints of hamburg 5 pints of chicken and 5 pints of cherries that were canned yesterday. Then I can get into laundry...oh boy!!

Jane, I  hope today is a better day for you with no surprises or worries.

Gloria, I am packing foods and paper products away for winter. Already some things are difficult to find here.

Patricia, how are the wild fires in your area?  I hear crow outside hollering for breakfast now. Crow has a pile of corn that I put out but is waiting on his bread.

Better get everything gathered to go.

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, loo like today will be a nice day but more rain for tomorrow in the forecast again according to wht I jus t saw on the TV. Of course we know they are seldom right. Well they have a 50-50% of being right I guess. A few days ago a woman with a child in her car was stopped at a traffic light in Providence and was surrounded by a group of dirt bikers, they pulled her out of her car and beat her up. Sure glad I no longer have to go to Providence, not saying much for our state capitol.

JANE  looks like you will have to keep an eye on Mickie so she does not have an accident in the house.Good thing she is well trained to let you know she needs to go out. Hope you get enough of those ZZzzzzzzs at night and she is able to go most of the night without going out.

PATRICIA  all that sleep is nice but nothing gets done in here and it feels like I am sleeping my life away.

LLOYD  a couple of days ago I slept most of the day and still slept good all night. Hope you sleep good.

SHIRLEY who or what is BTK?

AMY  Yvette has been telling me  tha t some shelves in markets are already getting bare. I really have no room to store much of anything but it scares me at times. I think the rationing in WW2 was better than this hoarding of today. We never went hungry as with the rationing there was food for everyone.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Lloyd Hammond

August 07, 2021, 09:33:00 AM #79 Last Edit: August 07, 2021, 09:45:56 AM by Lloyd Hammond
good Morning everyone. thank you Gloria, It seams like you are putting us to bed and wakening us up both Lately. well took two hitches but I had  a reasonable sleep. If mother nature had more patience it would be better. Have a good day just as you like it. It is overcast here @8:31 AM. I plan on trying to get the raised beds finished putting to gather today. and filled with dirt, so can get them planted with fall grading. my beds have bows over them so can add to both ends of the growing season. Like Lettice and radishes and other early plants.



Good morning from the second day of rain and cooler Interior! We still have five or six fires, including the Munson fire. However, we're expecting to continue with the rain and cooler fifty and sixty-degree temperatures, changing the arid conditions.

Gloria, BTK, was a sadistic serial killer whose initials stood for bind, torture kill.


I guess I didn't miss much in here today!  I'm off to the haystack after a demanding day with the doggies.  I sure hope the haystack is loaded with zzzzzs because I need them!

I hope you all had a good day and that you have a restful night.  I pray for a better day tomorrow!!!!  Please!!!!

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Yesterday was a perfect day., We took off around 7 am leaving the dogs home. We arrived at our destination at the agreed time and met by a gorgeous hunk! There he was with the most melting brown eyes. voicing our arrival to his owner. Getting  the OK from his owner I gave this huge hunk some dog cookies. Bruno the Bull Mastiff  enjoyed the treats, as long as multiple treats were handed to him as the tiny cookies got lost in his mouth. . Picked up the washer and headed back home. Once I figured out how to work this machine  5 loads of laundry were done and laundry hung on the line.

Today  is a day of much needed rest.

Jane, Rescue remedy to the rescue last night!! The rain came which was needed and oh boy did the thunder roar!!

Phyllis, sounds like the fires are getting under control and thankfully the rain is helping. On our travels yesterday a bear crossed in front of us. walking at first but when we got closer he picked up his paws and loped :)

Gloria, can you put extra goodies eg canned goods in a box under your bed? Just things that you use every day...coffee jams or canned vegetables.

Lloyd, fresh lettuce and radishes will taste great in the fall!! Hope you got a good nights sleep.

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


August 08, 2021, 07:37:55 AM #83 Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 07:40:33 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S...hoping there has been an improvement on your Mickie...

Lloyd Hammond...it is so much better being self sufficient growing our own vegetables when we can...they taste so much better..

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   


Good Morning Everyfriend!  LLOYD, Mickie is sleeping all night which is a blessing but she's still having problems with food.  But we're working on it!  Thanks for asking!

AMY, yay for the RR!  It's nice to have a calmer doggie isn't it?  I thanked Suzi (my niece) every time it worked on my doggies!  The last time I saw a bear up close and personal (not in a zoo) it was begging outside our van in Yellowstone National Park.  One of my 14 year old Girl Scouts had been saying the whole time we were there "I just want to see a bear, just once!"  She got her wish!  It was outside our windows standing looking in practically in her face!

Gotta go see if I can tempt Mickie with some food this morning.  Gotta get something for me too.  Seems the only one eating regularly around here is Cooper!  He sure doesn't understand what's going on here!

Hope your day goes well!  Congrats on the new washer, AMY.  Let me know when David will be in this area!

Have a good day Everyfriend!

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Good morning everyone, oh boy my son brough tme more tomatoes from  the farm yest erday and I had a nice tomato sandwich for my supper last night and enjoyed every little bite. Mike has a suny area for his garden but  Bill does not have the acreage Mike has and the area he has for a garden soes not get enough sun with the trees on the other side of his fence. Some beautiful huge maple trees and the branches shade most of the yard back there. Those trees belong to the town so he cannot even cut the branches down that overhang a good part of the back yard. Since he and I are the ones whe enjoyed the  toma toes when I lived there there was enough for  the 2 of us. His wife and daughter only like  the cherry tomatoes and he always plants one of  those so they have plenty.

LLOYD  know wha t you mean abou t Mother Nature waking us at  the wrong time. Mos t times I can go back to bed and sleep but  at ot hers i t is close to the time I would have woke up anyway so stay up.

PATRICIA  thanks for telling ne what BTK means. Yes terday we had a wonderful cooler sunny morning but a lit tle aft er noon it  got cloudy for the rest of the day but no rain. Thia morning it is once again a gray sky but no rain in the forecast.

JANE  I hope Mickie did not keep you on the go letting her out and in  and she slept better last night. Glad she likes the new food.

AMY  yikes a Bull Mastive would have made me st ay in the car. A close neighbor of my daughter has one who had pups and he tried to talk Regina into taking one of them. Her Chuhuwa would fit in it's mouth. She declined. It would have taken up a lot  of room in their house, too. If it decided it wanted to spend the night in the bed it would have had them sleeping on the floor. I already have stoage boxes under the bed but I need someone who can  take them out of there when I need something. For vegatables I only eat fresh or frozen. Only food in cans are tomatoes for spaghetti sauce, cream corn for when I make shepherd's pie and sauerkrout. I am a fussy eater. I had some can vegetables for so many years they spung leaks.I have 4 cans of coffee and since I bought the Keurig I get the Kcups. I do have  the hlolders that can be filled and used in the keurig so if it comes to a coffee shortage I will be OK. I like keeping powdered milk and evaporated milk in the closet. Tanks t o Yvette I already have a stock of paper goods.

JANE  I would no t want to get any closer  to a bear  than a mile.

Have a good day and sray safe.

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August 08, 2021, 12:53:12 PM #86 Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 12:57:16 PM by patricia19
Good morning from the Interior, where we've graduated from steady rain to partially cloudy and a few expected afternoon showers. This is our expected normal August weather, and the remaining month will be in the sixties.

Due to the Delta variant, we had five local covid deaths over the latter part of the week, so  I expect any previous re-openings will be closed again. We've gone from high to low and to intermediate and now high again. This building never reopened fully, and now they're saying perhaps next spring.

They were working on the balconies on the front side of the building before the rains, so I don't know if they'll get to our side this coming week or not. Also, the idea of maintenance coming to do full repairs apartment by apartment seems to be on hold. We have one person on call by day and another at night with security the same.

I thought about the ones working pre-pandemic and wonder if they've been let go or reassigned to one of the other six buildings? It's a bit jarring to have maintenance come into your apartment masked up and wearing plastic coverings over their shoes.

When I was last shopping, I remember seeing some empty shelves. I couldn't get peroxide or cornstarch, and I saw they're back to rationing paper purchases. The small ethnic groceries I loved to shop at have been closed for over a year now, and I doubt they'll be back, which is unfortunate.

School here begins on the eighteenth of August and ends on the nineteenth of May, with teachers began on the twelfth of August and ending on the twentieth of May according to the local school calendar. When I was in school, it began after Labor Day, and even then, many students returned later because they were still out on fall hunts which were normal and expected. School ended in early May. I remembered going outside afterward and seeing my cousins still in school.

Jane, I had a finicky dog as a child and hope Mickie, and you find a way to her eating again.

A couple living down the street from my building has a Cane Curso. Now that is a large dog! He's very well trained, good with children and other dogs from that training, but he's always supervised when out in the yard. I've talked with his owners, mainly about their vegetable and flower gardens, but I've heard a bit about Sam. He's very protective, reserved with strangers, and wouldn't be happy during an attempted robbery. His owner is retired military and trains other dogs for a living.

I've seen a few bullmastiffs in the area, and I imagine they're kept for protection or bear dogs. Speaking of bears, twice, my husband and I cleaned up and repaired cabins a bear had broken into. The strength a bear has is scary; one time, an 18 cubic chest freezer had its locked lid completely torn off. So, I have a healthy respect for them.


Brutus was a sweet laid back dog. I do believe it is all in how you raise an animal and it shows. The young fellow was easy going also, his Mom and Dad could /should be proud of him.
Patricia, my cousin ws out in BC camping and said that a grizzly had opened up the garbage container, rolling back the metal top. As you know those containers are made of thick steel!! An animal to show great respect to..
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


About the end of Sunday but still a birthday party attend. This one is for a gr-son & his sister's husband, so she is throwing them the party. I have only been to one or two gatherings this last year & they were basically outside. I'm still concerned the little ones under 12 can carry & we never know until too late. I remember when my neighbor called, after our girls had spent most of the day playing together 3-4 years old.... she took April's shirt off & was covered in measles. She had older brother & sister to catch everything from. With this virus nobody really knows how young they can carry.

Anyway, I was told "not to bring anything" so have mixed up some of the meat spread (the host's fav food) just for her & since she is the one that remembers I keep a little vase with a flower in it on my kitchen sink window nearly year around. I have crape myrtle blooming right now & one sprig with 3 little fern type leaves from yarrow will go along to her. She can put it on her bathroom vanity, no kitchen sink window, her sink is center of the room.

I think she is the one most indignant about me not being around the kids this past year.... haha, her little darlings wouldn't give me COVID! They have been involved with every sport possible all year & the youngest is exactly like his gr-father, always on the go & getting hurt so many trips to the ER. Those two are my red heads. I am looking forward to seeing them, they will be the only little ones there. The other family is heading back from the East Coast after visiting the oldest gr-daughter & family, with a stop off in St.Louis to see & spend a night with their gr-parents. They have 3 kids so drove to St.Louis & spent a few days together & then flew back east, breaks up a long trip.

We had some wind & rain last night, I didn't pay attention, heard & ignored. Cats were all accounted for. Got a lot of leaves in the pool so will clean that tomorrow. Looks like we have a heat warning for tomorrow & hot all week, I was hoping we'd miss more of the 100s but August is usually the hottest month for KS & MO.


I'm about ready to head for the haystack.  It's been a busy day but I didn't have to clean up any floors today!  I think Mickie might be on the mend.

PATRICIA, Mickie has never been a finicky eater but when everything you put in your stomach comes up it kind of makes you not want to put anything down there.  And she has a new Vet Pharmacy Food to get used to.  I've been feeding her more often and smaller meals and hoping she'll sleep until it digests and it seems to be working.

I made a jar of my canned carrots in the air fryer today and boy were they good!  I'm going to have to can more carrots.  I think I only did 6 or 7 pints and one of them is a good lunch!

I'm heading for the haystack now and hoping for a good night's sleep!  I'm ready for it!  I hope you all have one, too!  It's gonna be a hot and humid one here tomorrow!

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