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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: Yesterday at 08:26:28 AM »
Good morning everyone, 63°, first time in quite awhile I slept with window open and no AC. Slept great, too. Had some noise here around 8 last night. The fire alarm went off up here on the third floor. We are less than a half mile from the fire station but seemed to take ages before anyone got here. A new tenant right across the hall from me was taken out in the rescue. I did not open my door but heard them. I have not  met  her yet, she is very quiet. Had a few phone calls for some t hat  live in the back of the building wanting to know what was going on. Told them I did not know but rescue was here with a police car and a fire truck. Glad that does not happen often.

PETER  I enjoyed your link yesterday about George Washington, thank you.

AMY  glad I no longer have to go to the dump, this town finally has trash and recycle pick up. With no car it would be a problem for me now.

LARRY  from what  I just heard on the weather report the high today will be 75°. Nice. The flu shots here are in October. They have the notice up early this year. My first computer was an old IBM that my son had, it went to college with my grandson in his first year. My great grand has been fascinated with my rollator since he first saw it.

GLORIA de  I have the pouch under my seat on the rollator. I like that, keep what I want in there and no one can see what I have. Beats carrying a purse around.

JANE  I love kielbasa but it does not like me. I have stopped getting it for years  now.

LLOYD  every time Skype does an update something changes and not for the better. I think that last update is what messed it up and I lost it.

Have a god day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:41:40 AM »
Good morning, my grandson got Skype back and my daughter and I were happy campers and talked almost 2 hours yesterday. He brought a surprise with him, my now 3 year old great grandson with him. He sure is a chatterbox now. Loved having him here. Much cooler this morning, 63° and cloudy.

MARY ANN  I ordered this lemon from HP and it went back at 3 weeks. Told them I wanted my money back. They sent it back as working great and at 7 weeks it went back the second time. Told them I wanted a refund or a better computer but they sent the same one back. Never again anymore HP anything for me.

AMY  who knew there was so many kinds of garlic. I use little of it, mostly garlic powder.

CAROL  when I bought my rollator there weren't too many around but a lot of those walkers with those tennisballs on the legs. Only thing with mine is I wish at the time they had the bigger wheels.

JENNY  when my grandson left yesterday I asked my little one if he would like a ride out to the car, his eyes lit up and said yes. My grand sat hi on it facing forward and I rolled it out. That was the best part of his time here. He is so fascinated with it. Not enough room in here for him to push it around.

SHIRLEY  did you know  that 
Epsom salts is also good in the garden? Helps the tomato plants to produce more and most other plants, too.

PETER  will enjoy watching this video when I finish reading here. I have it on already and it looked like a beautiful area. Thanks for the link.

Have a good day and stay dry with all the rain around.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
Good morning everyone, amother gloomy day here with possible thunderstorms later. Hope my grandson gets here before then.

LARRY  where my daughter lives now she  uses her iPad all the time. They both have to use their iPhones for all communications now. They are off the grid so are all self contained. The day they have the flu shots here they will also have the shingles shot and the pneumonia ones. I also have a doctor's apointment that day and hope to get home before they finish. I seldom have apointments 2 days in a row but on that tuesday I have a dentist appointment.  My daughter has the keyboard and uses a mouse, that would be my choice, too.

SHIRLEY  my first HP was the least expensive one at BJ's ( ;ole a cosco) but the hard drive had no space left so ordered this one and was almost $1,000. Waste of money. Think my grandson is tired of it, too.

Have to go grandson is here.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:11:05 AM »
Good morning everyone, I am so fed up with this PC I am so sorry I wasted the money on it. Cannot get my PSP installed and now my Skype is gone. Had to call my daughter yesterday and tell her we would have to talk on the phone instead, just not the same. Called my guru grandson last night and he said he would try to be here Saturday. Then this morning it gave me a problem even getting online. Grrr. Maybe I should ask my grandson about getting an  iPad. At least I would keep in touch here and use face time to talk to my daughter every day.

SANDY  I bought my rollator about 8 years ago and am so glad I did. I do not go anywhere without it. Always good to have that seat when too much walking makes you tired. I bought mine at BJ's online and it was about $90.
You would never be sorry to have one.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:33:52 AM »
Good morning everyone, finally had a good night's sleep. Feel more alive, yippee. Signed up for my flu shot yesterday, that will be the middle of October. So nice to get it right here.
The gremlins are at work on the PC lemon again. My Skype has gone on vacation. Would not work yesterday so called my daughter instead. Sent an email  SOS to my grandson. Been 7 months since I had to ask for his help. That was the longest stretch on this lemon that I did not need help.

LARRY  I never used much salt but like my Mom always bought iodized salt. I salt the water when cooking vegetables and roasts when cooking but never added to the food in my plate. Wonder if a lack of salt is what took my appetite away or if it is one of the pills I have to take now. The lawn folks start here right at 7am. They might like to start earlier while it is still cool but no noise before 7. Cannot remember the last time I felt peppy.

AMY  I am a real shorty now and every thing in this building is too high. The counters and sinks ad stoves.  A lot of shorties live here and like the rest of them I agree it was a tall man who designed every thing. Then my son tells me it is the standard height that is proper these days. Fooey, that height is for the tall young ones not us seniors that this building is for.

LLOYD  I wish you real help at the VA today.

If I don't get moving my CNA will be here and i still have not had breakfast. Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2018
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:53:55 AM »
Good morning everyone, 'tis Wednesday and the landscapers are here waking everyone up with the mowers and leaf blowers. Cloudy but supposed to clear and sun shine later. Think I need some of Joan's Angel dust, having trouble sleeping the past couple of nights. Then do not want to wake up in the mornings.

JANE  if you were closer I would suggest you call my son, he was a roofer for years. How tall are you? Do you feel like you are lost with all the tall men in your family? Now the only one shorter than me is my 3 year old greatgrandson.

JUNE  my PC is here it is me that has not been up to posting lately. Do feel much better today so might write a book today.

SHIRLEY  like your sons I use much more pepper than salt. I always get the iodized salt but use very little. Occasionally I get a craving for salt and that is about the only time I will get some very salty pretzels.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new "book" to write in. Great graphics as usual from you, cute jokes, too.

AMY  have a good day.

LARRY  hello when you get here.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:27:00 AM »
Good morning everyone, sorry I have been missing. This weather is not nice to me or anyone with arthritis. If it isn't raining the humidity is so high it might as well rain and get it over with. I have spent most of the week laying on the couch and watching TV. Just plain lazy?
 Today is a holiday here. Do any of you remember 8-14-1945? The end of WW2. That day is still celebrated here on the second Monday in August.  Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates that day. Sad when so many of our men died. I am sure that there are many here who served or had family members WHO fought for our freedom.

 I am OK, just not up to sitting here responding to all of you. Just praying for some cooler and low humidity days.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:52:00 AM »
Good morning everyone. The thermometer outside my window reads 82° but on my PC it says 72°. Then on TV it says 79°. Which does one believe? All I know is it is still humid and too warm for this time of morning.

LARRY  as far as I know the first tornado was the one that hit Worcester, Mass. more than 60 years and that shocked everyone. We do not usually have summers with so much hunidint and high temperatures for so long. I think that salve needs to be applied twice a day but I cannot reach the place on my back and I only hve CNAs 2 hours 4 days a week.

LLOYD  I wish  you many happy years  traveling with the motor home. After all those years of hard wordk you deserve some good years. My son had apples bu t he went into Conn. at a place he knows and picked some peaches, very  tasty ripening on the trees.

JANE  glad you found someone that really helps your back. A chiropractor is one I have not tried. I think I am afraid they could make it worse. My son bought a machine on amazon that will spiral zucchini, it comes out like long thin strands of spaghetti. He broght me some and he coo‪ked it in olive oil for 3 minutes rill it was almost transparent and then served it with spaghetti sauce with sausage that he made, very good. He has turned into quite a cook since he retired.

MARY ANN  don't think you write long books here. I know some days mine are much too long.

JUNE  hope you get your Mac back soon.

JOY  looks nice outside from my windows and I am comfortable in inside with the AC keeping me cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 07, 2018, 07:47:36 AM »
Good morning everyone, going to be another hot miserable day. I have not been out  since Saturday. Will stay in till this heatwave leaves. There was a tornado just over the border in Mass. too close to where my grandson and family now live. The city it hit bad is where we used to go shopping. My daughter saw it on TV in Arizona and recognized the city. She called me and asked if she was right. Shocked her, this is something new here. We have had tornado warning this year and never had that before. Only one was in Worcester, Mass. many years ago  must have been about 60 years ago and was a surprise. Did a lot of damage.

LARRY  I am beginning to believe politicians like their jobs because they can line their pockets. I am so tired of it all. I do not get the annoying calls anymore. Maybe because I do not answer the phone. I ordered that salve Thursday morning and got an email mid afternoon that it was sent. I got it in Saturday's mail. I cannot reach my back so yesterday my CNA used it on the sore and it back felt  better. I only CNAs 4 days a week so will get it put on at least 4 times. My son was telling me yesterday that the wife of a friend had stage 4 cancer and started using the oil. Puts a few drops under her tongue and now she is stage 3 and tumers are getting smaller. That sounds promising.

CAROL  I get phone calls and I do not know the number I let the machine take it and so many times they hang up or they leave a message I can tell they are phishing for some scam or other.

JANE  I envy you and June for your way with words. I use to many words where a few would do. Oh I would love those cool breezes. I do not like summer weather.

JUNE   I pray that dizziness will leave you. Thank God At least I am not dizzy.

BUBBLE  my daughter can carry on chatting with everyone she meets. Her father used to say her mouth would get her in trouble but she has more good friends than he ever had.Thank you for the link, she is adorable.

JANE  love the smile on Emma. I know it hurts that you cannot be with her  and hold and cuddle her. I was like that with my daughter s 2 sons. She did send me many pictures every week.

Have a good day and try to keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:25:50 AM »
Good morning everyone. Boy was I mixed up yesterday, kept thinking it was Monday.The witch and her lackey were not here but then Monday is a state holiday. We are the only state that still celebrates VJ day, the end of WW2. They will not be here today, Yipee. Jept wondering why my CNA wasn't here at 10:30 as usual. Checjed my schedule and found she will be here at 12:30 today. I almost called the office to find out where she was. Glad I didn't when I got  up today and turned the TV on. Wondered why yesrterday why  the progras I watch during the week were not on. I really was messed up. Going to be a hot week, even at night the weather gal just said will be upper 70's at night.

SHIRLEY  i always check the number that shows on my phone and do not answer unless I know the name or number. At  night my family know not  to call me after 9pm becaus I will not answer the phone. During the day it is another matter. With Cox the number shows on the bottom of the TV. Then I will ignore or pick it up.

LLOYD  alway a thrill to hold a new greatgrand baby.

AMY  I will be glad when my CNA comes today and can spread it on my back. Have my fingers crossed.

JANE  your Starbucks freebie reminds me how Joan's DIL Kate kept her supplied with DD coffee. God how I still miss Joan.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:42:18 AM »
Good morning everyone. Today will be the beginning of a heat wave. Can already feel the humidity climbing. One of those tornadoes was quite close to the new house my grandson and his family now live and close th the house he sold.

JENNY Thursday my CNA had infprmation and the link to that CBD. I ordered the salve at 11 am. Got an email from them arou 3pm that it was shipped. It was in my mailbox on Saturday. Have not tried it yet because I cannot reach my back and left hip area so my CNA can do it today.

CAROL  I get email from Taste of Home loaded with all kind of reciped. I signed up to get this hoping to find something that would tempt me but saw several but too much work for me.

TasteOfHome@email.tasteofhome.com

I did see one for casseroles but have not checked that  yet.
I would love to try accupuncture but insurance will not pay for it. I know it does work because I have seen it done on a couple of folks I know and surprising ho fast it made a difference. Would that for surgery instead of being sedated.

JANE  that Taste ot Home site a few days ago had a lot of zuchini recpes. 

PETER  saved both links and will watch when I finish here. I am very slow getting started this morning.

Have a good day, stay cool and safe.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:44:18 AM »
Good morning everyone, going to be another hot humid one here. I am so tired of the AC noise. Sitting at the PC it is less than 3 feet from me.

JOY  I am not looking for a miracle just some relief from pain and maybe being able to stand up straight again. Like you I have heard so many good things about it. One of the CNAs was telling me her husband is using it and feels much better. We have not had as much rain up here in RI as you have been having further south.

LARRY  my first glasses were those half glasses, only needed them for reading and when bifocals were needed I never had a problem getting used to them One CNA I have prefers 2 pairs because she is afraid she would not like the bifocals.  I am getting the salve so no smoking pot, that really stinks. I want my head to know what my body is doing, not go flying up to crazy land. I use a CVS pharmacy for my meds only because the local one delivers. For a company that started out small here in RI they have expanded all across the country and I still do not like them and do not trust them. I have learned to count all my pills when I get them because they short change the count all the time. They have been sued more than once. I did call my doctor's office yesterday to tell them about them saying they never recieved the fax.

JUNE  guess we are all needing to slow down. I would not bend to pick something up if I was not holding onto something solid.

CAROL  I was fine till about 10 years ago and the suddenly my body said enough, I quit. Boy did it ever quit on me. Just plain wore out from all the abuse I gave it over the years?

JANE  bet you would love seeing that CSM every day you go to work. I am getting very interested in that icecream bread. Wonder if I could get a CNA to make it for me. Rain will be getting here later.

LLOYD  so happy to read you are finally seling your machinery and cattle and are getting that motor home and start enjoying life. You deserve to start enjoying and relaxing.

JANE  hope Mickie is OK so you can go and enjoy that reunion. You always enjoy  that.

AMY  we have some weird looking clouds  this morning.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:55:51 AM »
Good morning everyone, already 80°. local news just showed one of the beaches and alread a lot  of people on it and some in the water. Yesterday my CNA had information for me about the cannabis. A coworker of her huband uses it. Just go to a link and order it. No prescription. Expensive but if it works I do not care. I ordered a jar and it is already in the mail. Will let you know if it works. Have my fingers crossed. I do need some relief.

LARRY  I know CVS got too big and they are not dependable. I called yesterday and was told they have not received the fax from the doctor yet.

SHIRLEY  being diabetic you do have to be careful what you eat. A pancreatic flare up can happen and can cause cancer. My Mom was diabetic and I am  the only one in the family who is lucky. I am borderline so am careful what and how much I eat.

DON  it is terrible when we have to face the reality that we can no longer do the things we did and enjoyed for years. Forget who it was that said these are not the golden years but the rusting years. Take care.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:21:09 AM »
Good morning everyone, already too hot here and supposed to go into the 90s. The humidity is already climbing, yuck. Yesterdays rain and thunderstorms and the tornado warnings never happened, not sorry either,

LLOYD  better start being careful what you eat. I had 2 sisters, both diabetics who died from pancreatic cancer. You do not want that my friend. I do not say that to scare you but both of them ate many things that should not have been in their diets. We all care about you.

AMY  still have not heard from the pharmacy. I do not like CVS stores and never did but they do deliver.

Have a good day everyone.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2018
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:42:07 AM »
Good morning everyone, sorry did not make it in yesterday. Every time I go anywhere I am not up to doing anything much for a day or 2. As usual my doc gave me a new prescription that might help with the pain pills I have. Pharmacy has not called yet to tell me it is ready for pick up.
Looks like we might have thunderstorms this afternoon. Humidity is up again. Oh how I am looking forward to the crisp clear air of autumn. For such a big chain company CVS pharmacy is not that great. They started here about 15 miles from where I live and now they have stores all over the country.

Glad I am not the only one who could not get in here. Have to get moving. Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:38:41 AM »
Well I almost wrote a book yesterday but like Jenny found I could not post either. That error message is not nice to see.Hope it does this morning. Not much time to talk today. Fire chief will be here this morning to check apartments for clutter and fire hazards. He only checks a few of them by random. Have to shower soon. Doctor appointment at noon so hope he and the witch are out of here before I leave.
 I move slow these days so I better get moving to be ready for my ride. Wish me luck at getting better medication or something to ease this darn pain.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »
Good morning everyone, could be I am finally feeling more rested since a week ago when My DIL took me shopping. Was sluggish all week and then going to the vampire this past Thursday was bad. #2 son came after work yesterday because he has work to do today. Grandson is having the 3rd birthday party for my greatgrand today. Rain in forecast and possible thunderstorms later. Hope that doesn't happen till everyone leaves the party because it will be held outside. Monday I have a doctor appointment so no CNA that day. Monday is also an inspection by the fire chief here. He doesn't check all of them but mine has not been checked since I have been here. He comes in the late morning and my ride will pick my up at noon. Hope that will be the end of going out  for awhile. This old woman cannot take it anymore.

LLOYD  I am older than you but you had rougher roads than me.I never had accidents like you had.

LARRY  I know I have to keep moving or spend the rest  of my like in a wheelchair or in be. I will be asking for different pain pills Monday, the ones I have just do not work at all anymore and I dislike  taking them. All are based on the ingridiens in Tylenol  and  Tylenol never worked for me. No one seems  to care. Those freezer dishes sound great to me. I like freezing meals for later and one CNA is a good cook. Do you have the link for them?

JANE  at least the nearest Walmart here still has people at the checkouts. At least the last time I was there a few months ago.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link.

JANE Emma is beautiful.  She sure looks like she is interested in something out that window.   AMY  cherries around here are almost $6.00  pound. I only bought 1 pound but they were very good. Will not get more.

LLOYD  like that strong back and weak mind.  Well my back is weak now does it mean my brain in now strong?

LARRY  I did not want to get out of bed this morning either, woke just after 6 and rolled over and fell asleep and next time I woke was 11am. Now I just finished breakfast or should I call it brunch?

JANE  I never put plastic containers with food in the microwave. I freeze in the plastic containers and make sure the food in cold before putting in the containers.

MARY ANN  like you I worry about my younger son. He works hard and goes home and does the laundry and all the cooking. His wife and daughter do nothing. I can see how tired he is when he comes here every week end and I keep telling him he does not have to. I think coming here is a break for him. When I lived in the apartment in his house her would come upstairs after getting home from work and seemed to like talking about his day. My oldest grandson, my daughter's oldest son  42, works long hours at times 70 hours a week. He is a bachelor with a house, a fixer upper, that he is working on.He and my son are both working much too hard.

JUNE  just take it easy. we want you around a long time with us.

Think it is way past time for me to get dressed for the day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 27, 2018, 07:29:10 AM »
Good morning everyone. My son took me to visit The vampire  yesterday then took me to his house where my DIL had breakfast cooking for us. Nice surprise. Got home just as my CNA was walking toward the door. Of course by the time we got up here my back was agony so she gave me a wonderful back massage and then I lay on the couch and was almost asleep when she left and I did fall asleep. I woke to my phone ringing, my daughter wondering why I was not on Skype. So got up and tuned PC on and we had a short chat and I went back to the couch. Does not pay for me to go out anymore.

JENNY  this area was up in arms about Cox being down. Not the first time this has happened this year. They are getting worse but we cannot change to Fios in this building.  Even the buttons in the foyer did not work because Cox has charge of those, too.

AMY   when lights go out here their generator will keep the hall lights on and even the elevator will be working.

Have a good day, keep cool and dry.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:34:38 PM »
Good morning everyone. Well Cox was off  again. Went to turn to Jepardy at 8 last night and got a black screen. No PC or phone either. Finally came on this morning about 10:55. Glad I have a cell phone too incase I had to call out.

JANE  on the news yesterday they showed the flooding in Pa. Looks like the southeast has had way too much rain and in the west too many fires from no rain. Ny daughter has been making zuchini relish for years and I had some and it is very good. My #1 son has too many zucchini this year and my grandson asked my daughter for her recipe. My daughtwer has an easy pickle recipe,with onions in it too. I made it a few times but wit h only 1 small slice of onion.

AMY  never heard of zzucchini marmalade. Oldest son is the only on in the  family who liks marmalade. Would you send me that recipe, I think he would make it. My DIL is not the one who does any canning. Thanks for t hose points to ponder.

BUBBLE  wish I was still able to do canning. I used to do so much of it  and appreciated all that work in the winter months.

JUNE  like you I can no longer cook. What little I do is not from recipes.

JANE  would you share the zucchini casserole with me? Could have a CNA make it for me and my son yesterday asked how many I wanted.

JENNY  like you I will pick  porterhousei that has as big as I can find. Eat the tenderloin first. Glad your Dad is doing so good.

AMY  I am OK as long as I have my AC running. If I didn't have one with all the humidity have no idea how I would survive.

My CNA is here and will not stop talking. Will you to get back later.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:25:53 AM »
Good morning everyone, we had rain yesterday, rain and more rain. No booms or light show. Looked like it was going to clear, had a 2 second peek of sun and more rain. More in the forecast for today and Wednesday. Beginning to think we have turned into a monsoon area with the rain we have had lately.
I have an invitationfor my great grandson's 3rd birthday on Saturday but passed. Too many kids running around, more than I can handle anymore. Another contoversy in Providence, a company wants to build a tall weird shape building on land that is empty now after changing a bridge. The building would tower over everything in Providence and be modern when this is an old state (one of the original 13) so would be out of place. Now I heard in Boston they want to change
the name of Faneuil Hall because the man who built it and gave it to Boston was a slave owner. It was built before the Revolutionary
war.  I have been in that building and the stairs are well won in the center. A lot of history there. Are they going to kick out the first Presidents because some were slave owners?

JANE  had to laugh about petting 1 dog and you have to pet all 4 of them. That is so true whether dogs or cats or one of each. the coupons we get are 3  $5 ones but the resident man who is really the witch's gofer more than helping us, for 3 years has somehow has 2 books for each of us in this building, $30. can get quite a bit of produce. My son has mine now and will be getting what I want at the farm. I will get at least 2 quarts of blueberries for the freezer. They have the best corn around, too.

AMY  I was left out with the taste of onions, especially raw. If someone tries sneaming them into food telling me they used celery and I take one bite I head to the bathroom. Love the smell when they are frying but cannot eat them. Just heard on the news about the shooting in Toronto last night. Not just us now getting those mass shootings. Terrible. I like grilled cheese and ham or cheese and tomato sandwiches.

LARRY  I saw that IHOP run on TV, too about the B in their name. Really confused a lot people, almost like an April fool joke that backfired. Not a farmer that co here, the building resident helper gets the coupon books for us so we do t have to go out for them. We can use the coupons at farmers markets or farms. Since I cannot get to the farm I like I give my coupons to my son and he gets what I want.

JOY  like you we are in for rain most of this week.

LLOYD  ever wonder how people today, especially the young ones would react to having every thing rationed like we did in WW2.

JANE  that white margarine always made me wonder if it was lard. We ate different foods way back.

SHIRLEY  like you I enjoy butter and sugar and cinnamon on toast. I have a shaker with sugar and cinnamon near my toaster. How about when the milkman delivered milk in the winter and it would start freezing and the lid would would pop up from the bottle and the cream on top would freeze?

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 22, 2018, 05:56:48 AM »
Good morning every one, 63° and raining. Looks like we will have a warm/hot week with rain and thunderstorms according the the weather guessers. Some bad storms with downpours. Oh well we just have to take what Mother Nature hands us.

PETER  I enjoyed your armchair walk yesterday. Beautiful Cathederal and so many wonderful windows. Like Bubble said I would love to see them close.

LLOYD  I agree with you, these modern conveniences we have spoiled us. Nice not having to empty the pan under the icebox and have a way to make ice in the freezer and not wait for the iceman to deliver ice with his horse and wagon. I remember as a kid when he would come all the kids would get around waiting for him to give us a small piece of ice. Even an ice cream cone from the neighborhood store was a big treat.

LARRY  I first heard of the farmers coupons when I moved here and to get them you had to go to the town hall and bring proof of where you live. Now the man who helps residents arranged to have them here and we sigh up for them, when they come in we go down to the community room and get them. I gave mine to my son yesterday. They are now picking blueberries at the farm I like so he will be bringing some next week. Have to straighten my freezer so I can freeze some.

CAROL  I think  gremlins and devils were installed into this computer before I got it. So many times I felt like getting rid on it and having no more computers. Then I would miss everyone here so keep trying to be gentle with this machine.

LLOYD  I have a nephew when in grammar school went home for lunch and wanted an onion sandwich and going back to school. Yuck thinking of onion breath.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:43:48 AM »
Good morning everyone, 55° hope I have better luck today and not lose my post again. Better watch what I hit on the keyboard so I donot hit a wrong key or whatever wiped my post out. First time that happened on my notepad.

PETER  I would not make it through a summer without my
AC. Hope your storm was not a bad one.

MARY ANN  we might have a thunderstorm overnight according to local weather gal. Tomorrow the humidity returns with warmer temps again.  The B in IHPB means bur gers. I heard they have gone back to the P.

JENNY  thank you. I seem to rattle on at times, but nothing much I think after posting. We have a Farmers Market around the corner and those who have been said things are not that good and more expensive than markets. My son where I used to live goes right to the farm I always went to and gets what I want there, like their strawberries and now their blueberries are ready, soo‎n will be their tomatoes. Don't know about other states but here all seniors can get coupons for $15.00 to use at farmers markets. The farm I like accepts them, too. I have beem getting them since I moved here but they have had them longer than that. I called the farm and asked  if I signed them my son can use them for me. Since we both had been going there for years she know us and she said OK. You son and family must have enjoyed that cruise.

JANE  before I retired I would get home worn out every day. I retired the day I turned 65.

JOY  getting rides to appointments is hard at times. We do have a town car that picks seniors up for doctor's appointments but you have to call as soon as you get home to make an appointment. I have one for next year already for my eye doctor. No cost for the ride either. 2 different drivers and on Wednesday and Friday they drive a bus to go to the markets and CVS pharmacy. I tried 2 smart phones, first a Jitterbug, it now sits in the box it came in. Then I tried an iphone and tried hard with that one and it now sits in it's box. Went back to a flip-phone from Tracfone. Simple to use but do not text, does not have the full alphabet, more like a telephone with 3 letter on each button.

LLOYD  without an AC I would never survive a summer anymore.

GLORIA de  I am thankful for the town car here. The town taxes pays for the car and drivers. If they have someone in a wheelchair they use the bus instead of the car because they have the lift on the bus. My son who live a few miles from me will take me to visit the vampire next week. Then we go for breakfast. Cannot do that with the town car.

PETER  will watch your link when I post. Liked the others so I know I will enjoy this one, too. The tours you have share with us ar e great. I love the man whe describes every thing and makes it interesting.

AMY  my sons and I used to love the hot radishes. My ok=ldes son is the only one now who still likes them and hot peppers. In California it is dry most of the time so every thing is tinder dry. When the get a Santa Anna wind( a dry hor wind coming from the east from the desert and over the mountains) some of  the branches rub together and that is how some of thse horrible fires start.

JANE  my son has a lot of zucchini and when he was here last week brought me some lemon zucchini bread my DIL made, Very good and nice and moist. I made zucchini bread before but never with lemon juice in it. My daughter makes relish with it. She sent me a small jar of it several years ago and it was the best relish I ever had. My SIL will not eat anymore of the bought relish. If she doesn't watch him he would empty a pint jar of it at one meal.

I started here at 5:15 this morning. Had my coffee and my breakfast so I think it is time for me to shower and dress for the day. Keep cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:19:41 AM »
I have been using notepad to write in for a long time. Don't know what happened but  all of a sudden every thing I wrote disappeared. Am not going to start over. Have a good day and stay cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 19, 2018, 08:38:43 AM »
Good morning everyone, 53° , amd a wonderful day in start to the day. Weathe rman said it feel like fall. Now that is my kind of day. My #1 DIL-I always said she was the second daughter I wanted-called me last night and asked if I wold like to go shopping today. I said YES. I have been wanting some things for awhile and will be able to get them today.

JANE  glad you had a good sleep Tuesday night. That is like me when I have a sleepless night, so tir ed that when I finally get to sleep I can sleep 9 or 10 hours without moving.  Of course I am stiff when I get up but feel rested.  Yesterday a high moved in with the wind co‌ming from the north west from Canada.  Love it.

AMY  thanks for sendingus the cool air and low hummidity.

LARRY  Tom Sellick played the oldest of the Sackett brothers in a few of the movies.

JENNY  so that is why my ear s qwere burning yesterday. You sure do know me and how much I love western views. Nothing like that here. When my western family took me to Arizona I was fascinated with all the differ ent scenery. Wonderfyl for Mark and Megan.

JUNE  we had tornado warnings here with that storm and there was one  just over the border  in Conn.

GLORIA de  the weatherpeople here were on time with the storm here, too.

Better get a move on to be ready for my DIL. Have a great day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:55:33 AM »
Good morning everyone, 68°, quite a bit cooler than yesterday. For a change the weather  guessers were right about a storm. No hail here and even tornado warning up for awhile. The rain looked like it was coming down is sheets and not drops. Lot of loud booms but not much lightning. Lasted about 2 hours.

LLOYD  good luck with that radiator.

JANE  hope you slept better last night. If I am over tired I have trouble sleeping.

LARRY  I only went to an IHOP a few times. There is not one close to here.  My son grought me a few books by Louie L'Amour of the Sackett series. Some of those have been made into movies with Tom Sellick.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
Good morning everyone, going to be hot again today, already 75°. We always said the dog days of August for the hottest month but July has been pretty hot and too humid.

LLOYD  did you have a pattern for the chair you  made or did you just think about it and make it? Bet you could make money selling them.

CAROL  wow a free house cleaning. After 4 years here and not being able to clean like I used to, I could sure use a good cleaning here. Doesn't look dirty but I used to wash walls and windows and everything every spring. Windows more often than that. My Mom washed windows and put up clean curtains every month. Guess I take after her in some ways.

AMY  we have thunderstorms in the forecast for late afternoon, during the traffic rush home at the end of the work day. Glad I will not be on the road, bad enough driving when it is pouring. Would rather have a light steady rain for a day or more than a downpouring rain that just runs off and doesn't sink into the dry earth.

GLORIA de  I read most of Zane Gray books, love the way he described the locations he was writing about. I always pictured the area that he was writing about. My daughter has a big collection of his books.

JENNY  have a safe trip home with no storms along the way. I know you would like to stay with your Dad longer.

AMY  I imagine the dust bunnies are multipling under the couch and under the bed. Half the time they do not sweep the floor in the bedroom unless I remind them. They are no allowed to move furniture, not even a chair.

Have a good day and stay cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:32:20 AM »
Good morning everyone, 71° had a loud and bright rain last night. Yes we finally got the thunderstorm the weather guessers have been predicting the past week. More in the forecast for today. No sun this AM just overcast and gloomy.

BUBBLE  looks like we will be calling you the picture lady. Remember that was what BUNNIE was called way back in SN?  I don't think I can remember how to post pictures anymore, been too long.

GLORIA de  maybe youshould have gone to the emergency again when it started bleeding. Hope you can see your doctor today.

LLOYD  the chair you made is beautiful, good finish on it, too.

BUBBLE  thanks for making Lloyds pictures larger.

JANE  I know you will enjoy lunch with your old coworkers.

LARRY  I am afraid my son will be bringing me more squash that I can eat. Of course I could share them with my CNAs or some friends here. I have ice cream in my freezer but did not have any yesterday. So much for celebrating.

Better get moving or my CNA will be her e before I get dressed for the day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2018
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:45:44 AM »
Good morning everyone, 69° to start and overcast. Might have showers or a Tstorm later. My #1 son came over yesterday, surprise second time in less than a week. I did cook the summer squash and the small zucchini yesterday and it came out very good. Of course I could not  eat  it all so will finish it later.  He told me I can expect more later. Too bad that squash does not freeze good. Just heard that today is National Ice Cream day. Glad I have some in the freezer so I can celebrat later.

JANE  wish someone could fix my back like that  doctor fixed your Vertigo. It will be another week or 2 before local blueberries are ready. I better work on clearing food from the freezer so I have room to freeze some.

LARRY  ny daughter was telling me yest erday they had almost an inch of rain. For that area they measure by tenths of an inch so that was welcomed. I enjoyed the second visit of my son yesterday. #2 son was here Friday instead of the week end. He has things ne needed to do on the week end. Any time either one comes is a pleasure. My Windows 10 updates when I shuutdown for the night. Have no idea how long it takes because I go to bed. It shuts off when it is done.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link for Jane's photos.

JANE  how sweet little Emma is. How fast they grow.

JUNE  I know how hot is ge ts on the hird floor especially with the sun beating on this side from noon till sunset .

BUBBLE  love your graphic for our new week. Goes with the books I have been reading. My son has a collection of books by Louis L'Amour. Most all westerns. Several of his books have been made into movies. He wrote hundreds of them and I have yet to find one that I didn't like. The story about the secretary had me laughing, better be careful what we write on checks.

LLOYD  hope you get some needed rain and get rid of the hot temperatures.

AMY  I pounded my pillow last night, too. Did not sleep much Friday night and last night was in bed at 8, stll light out. Woke at almost 7 this morning, at least I do feel better now.

Have a restful Sunday.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:23:55 AM »
Good morning everyone, 64°, wonderful. By the end of next week we will be up to 90 again.

JUNE  I am lucky one son comes here most Saturdays or Sundays. The one living close calls often but does no get here that often and does not stay as long as he did Friday. I talk with my daughter every day on Skype.

JANE  yesterday worked out very good for you, wonderful.

JENNY  so glad your Dad is doig so good and everyone likes the PT.

AMY  the way you did your squash is what I do. That is when I usually have a nice crusty Italian bread to sop the juice up. It will take me a couple more days to finish it. One of those things that are as good or better warmed over.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:18:07 AM »
Good morning everyone a nice 64° this morning. Yesterday's temperature was as perfect as one could want. Busy day yesterday, #1 son alled and said he would be over and he came with 2 summer squash and 2 zucchini, nice small ones, from his garden. He stayed 2 hours (surprising) and he was in a talkative mood. Enjoyed. Then my CNA came and she cooked the fresh produce for me with peppers and tomatoes but I added the seasoning. She had a little of it with me and enjoyed it. Half hour after she left I had a visit from the case manager from my insurance. Once a year they check up on everyone. Always ask if they can do anything.

LARRY  My son bought me some Kcups when he bought the Keurig and also the flter for loose  coffee. I have 2 cans of coffee that I want to use up. So fast getting a cup of coffee in the morning now. The staff here s the witch, her slave and the maintenance man-he is the only one that is good. This is only a senior living place, as long as we can take care of ourselves and follow the rules they do not care about us as long as the rent is paid on time. Get yourself one of those long handled grabbers and you will not have to bend over to pick thing up from the floor. I have one but seldom have to use it.

JANE  glad the doctor left it up to you for the shot or the pills. I have been to one whe gave me a shot before I had any say in it. I always had a high tolerance for pain but these days there is no letting up for it, pills no longer do anything and I will not take them more than prescribed. I have aa dozen jelly jars I no longer use. I thought of sending them to my daughter but they might all break the way they toss boxes around even when fragile is stamped all over the box.

JUNE  sorry your foot  is hurting for so long.

JENNY  glad your Dad is doing so good.

AMY  hope today is easier for you.

Have a good day.

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