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JaneS

Thank you, my friends!  My heart aches but my mind is full of good memories!  She was a real sweetie!

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Tomereader1

Oh, Jane.  So very sorry for your loss.  You loved Mickie so well, for so long.
We had dogs that lived 14 years and 15 years.  Like losing a loved family member.
Thinking good thoughts for you as you get through this awful time!

Joanne

JaneS

August 16, 2021, 10:09:00 PM #32 Last Edit: August 16, 2021, 10:11:21 PM by JaneS
Thank you, Tomereader (Joanne) and you're right!  I did love her so well and so long -Almost 14 1/2 years.  She was a part of me!  I find myself looking to see where she is!

I think I'm more than ready for the haystack tonight!  Don't know if I'll sleep or not but I'm going to try!  Cooper will be here around 7 a.m. tomorrow but only until a little after 1.  Frankie has a short day.

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

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Lloyd Hammond

we Had a good day Here, we got the RV license up to date. a while back we got the drive (rea end renewed) now we have to fil the water tank and check there is no leaks or bad water lines. I will fill the hold tank and flush it, make sure it is alright. I am more ascus than Nancy is to travel, But I want to take off and figure out some of your home twenty's and ratel your door's. I will try to pick a good time of day to do that. Our age Is Limited to a lot more travel. Maybe we can get some of the children to travel and do some of the driving. the living room is well suited right behind the driving and passenger seats so everyone can see the scenery as we travel. good Night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Vanilla-Jackie

Lloyd Hammond...at last you are both starting to live the life you deserve, boy, you have certainly worked hard for it, now enjoy it with your travels.....

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

Amy

Good morning...

Rain today and it has already started. Hope I can sneak out in between rain showers and pull beets to pickle. Beans were done yesterday with a last little dibs going into the dogs food with some prime rib off the roast.

We are off this morning to pick up varnish for Kyle and I need more jars. Beets and potatoes will be the last  to can....maybe a bit of turnip too.


Jane, I know I said I would try to wait on test tasting the cole slaw..well..the dish was right in front of me when opening the fridge, opened the lid a bit and got a wee bit..oh my gosh!! Can't wait till the time is up on this because what I had and without mayo was delicious!!! I will be doing a lot more of this!!

Patricia, lets hope they get the job done quicker than expected  for you.

Shirley, I did get laundry done in this new fangled machine but oh my what a difference from the old one.  It hums, whirs ,the water will come in in bits till it reaches the level needed to wash. Rinsing is a whole new ball game in this one as you don't get a tub full of water. It will spray water, spin, spray   the agitator will go one way then the next. Why anyone would make such a simple machine so complex is beyond me. I will say though I can get two loads of laundry in it...stand on tippy toes to get it out though and it spins it almost dry! Guess I will just have to learn how to use it better.

Gloria, the other day when we were at the optometrist, he was telling me how the bunny at dandelions....plus his garden too. The bunny would pick the dandelion....start at the end of the stem and work his way up to the flower and discard the flower!! Must admit that would be so cute to watch. :)

Phyllis, the next thing I am going to try in the AF is pineapple rigs dipped in cinnamon sugar. Will post the recipe if they turn out.

Lloyd, we now travel close to home. We have been across Canada and into 17 States but now stick close to home.

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  This was a strange morning!  I didn't run out in the yard in my pajamas and I didn't wait out there while a doggie took care of business.  I came out of my bedroom fully dressed and teeth brushed and hair combed.  It sure felt odd.  And I kept looking for a little black shape to love.

AMY, you'll get used to the washer.  It doesn't take long.  Mine is old but it was new when I moved here and I finally figured out that I mostly only needed two settings and I could ignore all the rest most of the time.  And that's an OLD washer!

Cooper just arrived and now he's telling me he's finished with his breakfast and ready for a walk.  It's drizzling so it'll be a "raincoat walk". 

I hope you all have a good day...better than yesterday (that's a given for me), but not as good as tomorrow!

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Vanilla-Jackie

Jane S...good morning, yes our mornings are now a strange and more lonelier place without our darling fur-babies to greet us..

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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, looks like a day for very short posts. Hmm do I follow or get long winded as always.

JANE  I am so sorry about Mickie. I know how you feel. Af ter the las t dog I really loved went over the bridge I swore I would never get attached to another one. Hugs for YOU my Friend.

AMY  my son has had fans eat the veggies coming up in his garden and he said they were so cute he could not chase them out. One bad winter the deer ate all the future buds off the lower branches of all his apple trees.In spring when the trees bloomed all the lower branches were bare.

Have a good day eveyone.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone, well I had a restless night two hitches again to get in the tattle tail on breathing Machine said 8 Hours. well that was time with it on not actually sleeping. Sun is bright here today and 70º now already. Hope you all have a good day just like you like it. I plan on after I get my morning meal working on getting the RV. filed with the water in the compartments. we will top the fuel off on the way out. I think we will figure out a good rote to Florida around Tampa. I want to get some sea shells, Live and get the meat out and cook it on the beach. I know I am turning 84 on the 27th Of this month so most likely be last one I can do.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

 Gloria you snuck in while I was posting. that is alright good to see you also as the others also. your neighbor hood is one we would like to visit. we have lot more time than $$$ but plan on having a good time.

Lloyd

Shirley

All day I planned to get a nap but kept doing things that I couldn't go off & leave. Went to Walmart about 5 miles away to get the cats some canned salmon, only had ONE can & even had a stock boy see if they had more. Came home & went to the little Walmart near me & discovered they had some in this time so got 8 cans. At least this is $3. a can & not the $5 for better brands, & they do not get "skinless/boneless"! Got home & put my load of darks in the washer, never go off & leave a washer or dryer running & always stick close to grab darks out before they bleed on each other.

Had a good look at the kitchen cabinet & there lay those darn bananas waiting to be put into a cake!  :tickedoff: After all the trouble I've gone to this week to bake that cake, (bought a new double boiler to make the 7 min icing, new baking POWDER (it takes soda & powder), dug out the cake pans & had forgotten I even bought new ones ?sometime?.  Had to call my sister for amount of baking powder because my card/recipe was faded... It's in the oven, all those bowls & measuring stuff in the sink so got to get them washed to make the icing.... and have flour on this dark oak floor  :o ...

WHY am I doing this, because I need my head examined, for sure!  I do think this cake is more trouble than the German Chocolate (scratch in both cases). Besides, not sure who will be around to help eat. This has been a family joke that "Cas married me for my sister's banana cake".... and I am not sure I ever made it for the grands & know not the great grands. Wanted to give it a try before anyone is invited to taste.... if it comes out too bad I can take down to the river & hopefully something will eat it.

Better get the cooling racks out, I forgot how to bake/cook! Can't make the icing until the cake is cool. All 3 layers better come up right!  Oops there's the buzzer!

JaneS

Well, Cooper kept me busy today!  We took two long walks and a shorter one and had a few outings in the yard, too.  He had breakfast and supper with me.  And in between, Frankie took him to the vet and got him treated for fleas and worms in his doodoos.  And she gave him a bath.  She said the vet told her that the shot she gave him for fleas works so fast that she might find dead one on her car seat on the way home.  I hope they have a good night tonight because they sure didn't have a good one last night.

I'm making a quick trip to Davy's tomorrow and I have potatoes on my list.  I have to pass them on the way to the vet and I noticed that they have freshly dug local potatoes on their sign.  Canning some potatoes should help me pass some time!

I miss my little girl and I probably will for a while.  Heck I still miss Annie and she's gone almost 2 years. It's so easy to become used to having their loving company.

I'm gonna head for the haystack pretty soon.  So I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  Ours will be rainy and it's supposed to be rainy until Sunday!  That's a lot of gloomy weather!

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Shirley

Jane, when our "pup" died I cried for weeks every day when I was alone, kids gone to school & Cas off to work. Alone is SO lonely. I am surprised how much I miss Callie, she has been part of our life for about 7 years at least. 

Not sure there will ever be another Banana Cake that comes from THIS kitchen! Those new pans are bigger than the old, so the layers are flatter. The frosting never reached those "peaks" like it did when I used Karo syrup instead of the Cream of Tartar, all in all, I have my doubts about it setting up & flaky like I remember. Have no idea why I thought I HAD to do this.
UPDATE: Icing is actually firm & flaky. :thumbup: Finally to bed.



Vanilla-Jackie

August 18, 2021, 01:05:34 AM #44 Last Edit: August 18, 2021, 05:36:55 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S - Shirley...
...even now i still pine for my three fur - babies, and they have been gone 12 - 7 - 4 years...plus my Richard 2 years, i feel i have lost my whole family...now it is just me they are waiting for...Yes, alone - lonely is a horrible place to be...Loss of dog and human atmosphere, loss of routine..

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

Amy

Good morning...

Muggy morning here and no t storm visited during the night. :thumbup:
 We are off to the lumber store this morning, Kyle needs lumber to build another trug plus a top for it. We are meeting the nicest people through this endeavor. The love of gardening has brought us all together. Trials and errors are being dealt with and hope that next year will be better.

Need to coral the dust bunnies  or rather dog hair tumble weeds today.

Friend called and we are exchanging cucumbers and recipe this morning. Then drop off some pickles to another friend.

Shirley, knowing in our hearts that we gave our furkids the best life they could have helps somewhat. Woo whoo on the icing, nice that everything turned out the way it should!

Gloria, your son helped the deer survive the winter! I hope the new apple crop will soon be in here. A nice apple pie sounds inviting. I cheated and bought a pie at Costco a strawberry rhubarb one and it was horrible! Even crows had a difficult time making it disappear! :2funny:

Best get ready for the day..better go wake Babe up as she is still in bed!

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

Good Morning everyone,  Vanilla-Jackie and amy and all that follow today. I need to get Nancy in the mood to travel. I am ready, the RV is in shape except for topping the fuel tank. as I said the other day, we are at the age our travel is going to be limited. we need to plant the seed for the mood of some of the younger ones to get in and go with us, Mabey one of the daughters and son's in Laws. I think Mabey Nancy is thinking of getting ready she said a few min. ago might want to go see one of our grandsons and his wife at Boise Idaho. that suites me also. we could go on east from there to Pennsylvania to our Cousens place. we have ben there before, but another time would be ok. it Is 66º and clear here this Morning, saying to get on up there today. Have a good day like you like just be carful.

Lloyd


JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm thankful that I still have Cooper's company.  He doesn't take Mickie's place but he sure does make his own place and he gives me company. 

It started to rain here supposedly around 3 a.m. and it's still raining.  We are supposed to have it off and on until Sunday.  I have my list ready for Davy's and I'm going to stand by their bin and clean corn ears until I'm tired of doing that.  I like bringing them home already cleaned.  Then I'll cut the corn off, eat some of it fresh and freeze the rest.  I also have potatoes on my list but I think I'll try to pick them up on Saturday and work on them Sunday and Monday while their store is closed.  Gotta stay busy!

I better sign off and get ready to meet Cooper.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Vanilla-Jackie

August 18, 2021, 07:49:16 AM #48 Last Edit: August 18, 2021, 08:19:48 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
At last i got my safety hand rails installed, man just this minute left after fitting one inside my shower unit and another outside the main front door, so i now have something solid to grab hold of on the brick wall, as i take the double step from inside my door to the ground outside...this has taken 2 & a half months of waiting...Told someone else will contact me as to fitting a ramp from the conservatory outside for getting my mobility scooter in and out to the back garden patio, so i can ride it through the back gate to the front driveway....

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

Lloyd Hammond

 Vanilla-Jackie, the scooters are a blessing. I am a veteran, VA's doctor prescribed One for me. I have a artificial Knee joint in my right leg. and my stability is still not good. i sometimes stumble and fall so I ride my scooter in to store's. I get ahold of the shopping cart with my left hand in the rt front Conner and Lead it around. if the item is too big to get and put in the cart with rt hand setting down I get up and do it. also it is too heavy I get help from another customer or a store employ. I have a Dollie here at home I can transfer it to and wheel it in the house from garage to house.  works for me. Have a good day

Lloyd

Amy

So much for chasing dust bunnies. Picked up the lumber and went to the grocery store for jars, no jars but two baskets  of dill cucumbers came home with me. Stopped at my friends and exchanged the recipe for what I thought was cucumbers for the tables but two huge bags later we came home.
Met my neighbour and shared some cucumbers with her so I just have 1/2 the cucumbers to do now. So I guess you could say we both are going to get pickled!

All this will make good eating (for Kyle)  in the months to come.

Better get at them..
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

phyllis

I've been off the computer for a couple of days again and I haven't been able to catch up with all the reading here but want to say to Jane how sorry I am about Mickie.  You will miss her for a long time but you will always remember the good times you had with her.  We lost our little Charlie Brown more than 39 years ago and I still think of him and miss him from time to time.

Hello to everyone.  I hope to get back one of these days and post more often.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

JaneS

Thank you PHYLLIS, and you are right about the memories.  They will last forever!

AMY, don't get TOO pickled!

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Amy

Jane, I am not a fan of dill pickles but Kyle loves them...and all I am smelling at the moment is the dill mixture... :(
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

Sandy



Secure railings are so important,
and I stress "SECURE"  (not those
dangerous stick to the walls kind,
or simple towel holders.   

I have four secure railings in
my tub/shower.   I wish that I
had a walk in shower,  but I
don't.  My tub/shower is very secure.

Jackie,  I hope that you get your
ramp installed so you can go outside
easier.    Glad you now have
hand railings.   

All is well here.  Looking forward
to Fall  (not falling!)

Sandy

Sing like no one's listening.
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching, and
Live like it's heaven on earth.

 :thinking:

Vanilla-Jackie

August 18, 2021, 11:47:10 AM #55 Last Edit: August 18, 2021, 12:01:38 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Sandy..oh yes, mine are secure, no more relying on a shower suction handrail...they cant be trusted...plus when it gets greasy behind them, they lose their suction and fall off from the tiles..

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

patricia19

August 18, 2021, 12:00:49 PM #56 Last Edit: August 18, 2021, 12:04:17 PM by patricia19
Good morning from an Interior at 40° with an expected high of 58°. We are on a break from the past eleven days of steady rain, and we have dense fog this morning. The rain will return soon, and our daily light has decreased as fall is here with all that portends. If all goes as usual, September and October will be cooler, colorful, and beautiful.

The construction crew has been working steadily, to my surprise, in all that rain. I imagine that workers outside envy the crew inside those large machines doing the heavy lifting and placement. This building takes up an entire block, and the front side is finished. They're working on the north side balconies, and I expect our western side's turn soon.

Good morning, Amy. I have the portable heater plugged in. I know we're not supposed to, and I know it can trick the heating system, sensors and it runs on an excess of electricity. But, management has yet to install my missing weatherstripping, and it has yet to turn on this building's heat.

Good morning, Phyllis and Jane! I still have loving memories, so many, all the way back to Polly and Rochester, my mother's Pomeranians who were a large part of my childhood.

Lloyd, a trip to visit relatives, sounds nice to me too. At this time of year in Alaska, it is like driving back in time as you leave the arctic and travel into warmer climes. We took the ferry from Haines, Alaska, to Prince Rupert in Canada and entered the US via Minnesota.

Sandy, I live in a senior, disabled building, five floors, and 189 one-bedrooms and studios.  The bathrooms here practically bristle with bolted in metal railings. I would be incapable of using my tub and shower without them! The studios all have one huge shower rather than a tub shower combo.

Shirley

Oh, YUM, Amy, I love the smell of dill. I don't have any growing that I know of but now & then will get a whiff of it when outside. I never cared for pickles but Mom canned them & always put lots of garlic in the dills. Cas loved the "zesty bread & butter" Vlasic & zesty dills. He just loved pickles as did our daughter & her kids. I used to take the pickles off my hamburgers at McDonald's & those little kids would eat them. For some reason when you ask to "leave the pickles off".... you get bare hamburgers, no mustard, catsup, mayo & onions, tomatoes & lettuce. Haha, it doesn't make sense but has worked that way and I've been to all the fast food places around!

Amy, I always heard if "you got pickled the best cure was more of the same"....Hair of the dog or something like that.  ;D

Good to see you, Phyllis.

Glad you got the grab bars, Jackie! Takes time to get everything done.

Lloyd, don't wait on the younger kids to go along, remember how busy you were at their age! I have been telling my kids to take time out to enjoy more and don't wait until they are in their 80s and the body can't do everything we dreamed of! Happy travels. I don't hesitate to stop on the "outskirts" of a Walmart parking lot, lock all the doors & take a nap. If anyone sees a near 30', tan,motorhome with 4-Winds on the front & Kansas tag on back, knock on the door & say "Hello"..... I don't shoot unless scared & so far that has never happened!  ;D

Oops, several of you snuck in & 3 phone calls, one from son that he is on his way over to fix a couple sprinkler heads... with HIS gr-son in tow.



Denver


A good Wednesday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND.

Oh no, JANE.  I am so sad for you that your Sweet Mickie has gone over Rainbow Bridge.  Everything sounded so positive that she was doing better. I know having Cooper there is helping you keep busy🙏

I had my pre-op appointment yesterday, and surgery is scheduled for 4 PM on Friday the 27th.  Being a diabetic it does concern me that the surgery is so late in the day. 😩

Seems every couple of days there is more bad news to confront me!  Sometimes counting our blessings gets a bit more difficult when our hearts are aching😩🙏

JACKIE, so glad your safety bars have been installed.  They must make you feel so much more secure when using them. I sure hope it won't take another two months to get the ramp installed😩😘

It has taken us all morning to get through my surgery instructions.  Do take this pill....don't do that stuff. 

Have a great day.

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

Vanilla-Jackie

Jenny...I have no idea as to a date for my ramp to be installed...but i am sure it wont be any day soon..

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