Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:12,644Points:1,717,600Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:07:25 PM Good evening/morning ClaudieDriving into work tonight Speedway was advertising $3.00 even. That's$2.97 with the reward card. Now how low can we go?The saga continues. Got a call last week from the garage that I've taken the Dodge to for the pesky blinker problem. They came up with an idea to reprogram the codes on the power module using a computer from a former dealership they are in touch with in Parkersburg. I'd heard of the dealership and decided "At this point, what do we have to lose?" Mrs. K took it down today and, yes, you guessed it. Same result. To quote our own ohyeah, "GRRRRRRRRRRRRR"Now the mechanic wants to take a couple of days to trace the wiring and look a bit closer on the situation. They said they wouldn't order a new part for the fact that they can't return it unlike the used parts they've tried. Luckily, the mechanic did not charge us today since they didn't get the problem fixed. But I know he's got to be as frustrated as we are. With all this in mind, I'm taking tomorrow night off meaning you get Dino's Jukebox tonight. The "Q" artist does not have "Queen" in their name anywhere.Tonight's tune comes from the year 1966 and has been claimed to be the tune that started the punk rock movement. The band took it's name from a 1957 Japanese film titled "The Mysterian" in which aliens from the destroyed planet Mysteroid try to conquer planet Earth.The song was a #1 smash in 1966 selling over a million copies and is ranked #213 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest rock songs of all time. The band is headed by lead singer Rudy Martinez who officially goes by the name "Question Mark" or "?" I guess he beat Prince to being referred to as a symbol by over 30 years. Q - Question Mark & The Mysterians - "96 Tears"Have a great weekend buddies. If all goes well, see you Monday night at the earliest. WKGaser Champion Author British ColumbiaPosts:449,576Points:2,894,550Joined:Feb 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:45:06 PM Good evening Claudie Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:50:56 PM Good evening, yankie, dickc49, Robustus, and sandipaws!yankie, thanks for stopping in!dick, glad the shot made you feel better; hope it lasts a while. Remind me again how long that rainy, windy weather is supposed to be there.Robustus, sounds like you had a really good day with your dad. Nice that he bought you breakfast, lunch, gas for your car and groceries. I know that really helped you out. Thanks for the prayers for Mom.sandipaws, thanks, too, for the thoughts for Mom. I talked to her one last time today about 7:30 PM. Everything was still fine and she was getting ready to watch the World Series, Game 2. Speaking of the weather...yours sounds very similar to ours. Oh, well, it IS Fall! :)Time for me to sign out for the night.Good night, everybuddy![Edited by: Claudie at 10/22/2014 8:52:17 PM EST] sandipaws Champion Author PittsburghPosts:199,310Points:2,652,980Joined:Aug 2007 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:02:09 PM Hello Claudie,Hope you mom is doing well tonight and also hope that you had a good day.Work was busy but good today. Weather here is turning chilly and a bit windy.Have a lovely evening! {{Hugs}} Robustus Champion Author GreensboroPosts:12,108Points:2,284,670Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 5:27:34 PM Good evening (evening, already!) Claudie!Glad to hear to good report on your mother! I hope it continues to get better for all of you! Continued prayers for you!Had a busy day off work, but working for Dad. He showed up shortly after 8 this morning. This time we did make plans for today rather than him showing up by surprise. He wanted to go grocery shopping but needed my help. So, he was nice to treat me to breakfast. Then, we went out my store to shop. I was pushing a separate cart to load stuff I wanted while he rode one of those scooters around (of course, I have to chase after him.) Then, to my surprise he insisted to buy my groceries for me. So, I got to spin the wheel that we offer for the customers/guests who spend $75 or more. I had bad luck. I ended up hitting the "Aww Schucks!" Then, they let me try again, and I hit again. So, they gave me a coupon to try it again next time I shop. I was hoping to get the 25¢ off/gal. of gas rewards since we already earned 10¢ shopping today. That would have made it 35¢ off. Oh well, hopefully when I spin next time, I might get it! I got 30 days before the 10¢ goes off and if we do more shopping we'll add to it. (Remember, I mentioned that at my store, you earn 5¢ off/gal. (10¢ for employees) for every$100 you spend, but don't have to spend the $100 all at once. I forget how much I have to spend to get the next 10¢. Anyway, since we were out that way, my dad is somehow making payments at the facility where Mom's at. I was unaware he was doing that. I thought we were fighting that. Perhaps, maybe he decided to do that so, they stop pestering us. He can't afford much, but something is better than nothing. Anyway, the lady who takes care of the payments was at lunch while I was there. So, I popped into visit Mom while I waited and Dad waited in the car. Since Dad was waiting, I only spent about 15 minutes there and then I was able to make the payment on the way out. Then after that was all set and done. I went back over to my place to drop off my groceries. I had to go all the way over to my dad's house to carry in his. Then, he took me back home, but he was nice enough to get my car filled up. I paid$2.94/gal. at the BJ's near me. It was nice that it wasn't over $50 this time! My car was almost bone dry because the warning light came on when I was coming home last night. Then, one last nice thing my dad did was buy me a BBQ plate at the new Smithfiled's Chicken 'n Bar-B-Q restaurant (it is a NC based BBQ chain with mostly locations throughout central and eastern NC which serves the Eastern style NC version.) So, even though the stubbornness I usually put up with ended not being the case today. It was his turn to treat me than me doing things for him. The only thing about that is now he spends all his SS money right away and by the time the month passes by, he'll be out of food again. Wow, I didn't realize I got this chatty with you. Actually, I didn't go this much in detail over at the Café this time. Again, glad to see the improvement in your Mom's condition. Still praying and hoping things only get better! dickc49 Champion Author MassachusettsPosts:38,175Points:3,120,925Joined:May 2006 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 5:09:51 PM Good afternoon Claudie,Feeling a bit better after that injection in the lower back. Was rather uncomfortable for a while! Boy is it blowing and raining right now! Nor'easter! yankiefrankie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:28,596Points:3,104,370Joined:Sep 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 5:03:09 PM Good evening y'all....... Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:16:07 PM Okay!It's been a peaceful afternoon so far. Getting ready to call Mom and see how she's doing.TUrtLE, I am taking it easy; expecting Mom will go home tomorrow, maybe later?HappyHiker, thanks for the prayers for Mom. :) Your New England tour sounds fantastic! Sounds like it was well-worth your time and money. I just love the fall colors of the trees! HappyHiker Champion Author Los AngelesPosts:14,796Points:2,501,775Joined:Feb 2006 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 3:57:13 PM Hi Claudie, so sorry to hear your mom is back in the hospital but I'll be praying that she's back home soon. You're so lucky that she lives nearby.After 4 years of retirement I finally decided to take a tour – 8 days to see “New England Fall Foliage by Rail.” We flew to Boston where we walked The Freedom Trail, then had a nice balance of motorcoach, walking and daytime rail tours for the next week. We visited all six New England states, staying mostly at very nice family–run inns with included meals. On two of our train rides our group had our own private rail car with narrator. A gourmet lunch complete with linen tablecloths and china was served on one of these. We toured Mystic Seaport CT, Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream factory in VT, and the Vanderbilt’s Breakers mansion in Newport, RI and tasted the wares of many local businesses (cranberries, blueberries, maple syrup, salt water taffy) and I had my first whole lobster dinner! The fall colors were fantastic in every state, and we made frequent photo stops for covered bridges, colorful trees and other beautiful scenery. This all inclusive trip was a great success. My iPhoto program has crashed, so I’ll need to get another photo sharing program so I can share some of the photos I took. TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:715,650Points:4,235,790Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:56:50 PM Phew!Sounds look you are in much better spirits. Quite an improvement from yesterday. Now, take it easy this afternoon. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:18:07 PM FINALLY back home and able to sit down! :)Left early; got to the doctor's office, where I got my flu shot AND the report for Mom's protimes (acceptable. Whew!); picked up Mom's 'scripts at WM; went to the grocery store (not much savings today, though, except the senior discount, which was about$2.00); gassed up the car, where I used Kroger fuel points and saved 30¢/gallon; went home; put away cold stuff; jumped back into the car with hubby and headed to the hospital to see Mom. Oh, I forgot to mention that I DID call her before I left earlier to see how she was and she sounded good and said she WAS good. Anyway, got to the hospital and visited for about 1½ hours; talked to the nurse; both sodium and potassium levels were up, but had a little ways to go. We're pretty sure Mom will be staying overnight then. Again, she looked and sounded good, was in really good spirits. After we were there for a while, she told hubby and I to just go home, she'd be fine. So we left, went and got lunch, and came on home.Whew! Are y'all tired out yet?Hello, sandipaws, senile, fliper, Scanman, wemiller, Bus Jockey, Lighting10K, and attitash!fliper, okay, read above and see what I have already done today. Good thing I WAS well-rested!Scanman, WM was fine; I pretty much just went to the pharmacy and was the first one served! Thanks for the prayers.Bus Jockey, yeah, sunny and cool here, too. Loving it! Lighting, it's a pretty nice day to be working outside.attitash, glad you were able to get some golf in this morning even though the course was soaked. Thanks for your thoughts about Mom; hoping things work out and she can go home tomorrow.sandipaws, senile, wemiller, thanks for stopping in!Rest time! attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:46,820Points:3,738,660Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:48:45 PM Good afternoon Claudie...played golf on a soaked golf course. Recent constant rain has the course in poor condition. Mix of sun & cloud with a high of 10°C/50°F. Sure feels good when the sun is out! Hope everything works out for you. Have a good day. Scanman Champion Author St. LouisPosts:63,302Points:4,084,170Joined:Sep 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:06:44 PM Claudie..So Sorry to Hear...Prayers for you and Mom! Lighting10K Champion Author AtlantaPosts:265,400Points:3,774,380Joined:Oct 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:47:15 AM Good Morning/Afternoon Claudie {{{HUGS}}}May work later today. Will see need to finish some things around the house.57° sunny sky. Low 70's today.Enjoy your Wednesday while having fun in Life............ Bus Jockey Champion Author TennesseePosts:19,465Points:3,597,370Joined:Aug 2004 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:20:02 AM Good Morning Claudie!Sunny and Cool in Tn. wemiller Champion Author British ColumbiaPosts:99,925Points:994,230Joined:Dec 2011 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:37:21 AM Morning Claudie Scanman Champion Author St. LouisPosts:63,302Points:4,084,170Joined:Sep 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:36:49 AM Morin' Claudie..Sounds like an eventful Tuesday for you and Mom..How was Wally World? fliper Champion Author TorontoPosts:100,115Points:4,039,535Joined:May 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:18:17 AM Good morning Claudie. Now that you're well rested, whatcha gonna do? senile1 Champion Author FloridaPosts:33,949Points:3,355,210Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:26:19 AM mornin' Claudie sandipaws Champion Author PittsburghPosts:199,310Points:2,652,980Joined:Aug 2007 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:53:40 AM Good morning Claudie, I agree, it's amazing what a good night's sleep can do! Went to bed early last night and feel much better today myself.Hope you and your mom's day go well. {{Hugs}} Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:17:55 AM Oh, man! It's amazing what a good night's sleep will do! :)Good morning, Robustus, Dino, MidnightSun, JM, org, mnjrfan, hmcsretired07, TUrtLE, scout, and grmoore!Robustus, thanks for all the prayers for Mom. I'm hoping when I call, and then go see, her, things will be LOTS better. So good to hear that you're getting over there to see your mom. Again...you don't have to do anything special. Just sit and visit for a while, like you did. :) BTW, I will be in and out of here at Claudie's Place today; just not doing my GB rounds today.Dino, so nice to have gas prices under $3.00, isn't it? Most of the ones around here are like that. :) Hope it lasts for a looooong time!MidnightSun, have fun playing your new StarCraft video game!JM, hoping for a good game against the Lions, too, but I don't know. :(org, hmmmm, a parachute jump from a balloon, huh? That sure wasn't a far jump. I hope the parachute had time to time.mnjrfan, alright! A new baby girl coming to your family! Wonderful! Will this be your first grandchild? As for your leaves....oh, my! LOTS of maple trees! We have lots of trees on our property, too, but they are surrounding us, meaning they're woods. Thankfully most of those leaves don't fall in the yard. As for your maples, what color are the leaves? I love the red ones the best.hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!TUrtLE, LOL! Thanks for today's laugh! I sure needed that!scout, will the work in the bathroom be done today?grmoore, oh, my! Bad news about someone using your credit card in NY. Was it a Target cc? How did you find out? Good thing it got caught fast so you can get the situation straightened out. Okay!Here's my plan for today....I have a coupla of 'errands' that HAVE to be done this morning, including getting my flu shot and going to WM to pick up Mom's 'scripts (she had called them in Sunday). I will probably call her, too, and see how things are going. When I get home, hubby and I will go to the hospital for a visit. I have a feeling Mom's going to be there until tomorrow, but we'll see.*****NOTE*****I'm taking the day off today, meaning no GB rounds. I just have waaaaay to much going on. However I will keep posting here. *****NOTE*****[Edited by: Claudie at 10/22/2014 7:22:28 AM EST] grmoore Champion Author AtlantaPosts:21,115Points:2,401,205Joined:May 2008 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:05:48 AM Greetings Claudie/friends:Happy Wednesday! 49 degrees this morning. 2.6 mile walk complete. It was a bit chilly so I dressed in layers and had my toboggan hat on.Ortho appointment went well yesterday; no new news to report there as things continue to progress in the right direction. I went to work following.Yesterday's work day was a trying and busy day so I never got back here last night. Orchestra rehearsal was the redeeming factor last night for a while; when I got home we learned that our credit card had been compromised and used at a Target in Brooklyn, NY - not a place we have been for a number of years. While the company is taking care of the issue (we're not responsible for the charges and issuing a new card) it's always an inconvenience.Off to continue the day; another day chock full of wall to wall meetings.Have a great day all![Edited by: grmoore at 10/22/2014 7:08:32 AM EST] scoutmaster Champion Author PittsburghPosts:97,144Points:3,853,565Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:45:57 AM There will be leaves to rake and grasses to tie up and some perennials to trim but the bulk is done.Back in the office today. The new tile should be going on the bathroom floor today. The electrician the line run and installed the heating coils. Mrs. Scoutmaster is off work today.Good morning Claudie~ TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:715,650Points:4,235,790Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:44:04 AM Good Morning Claudie,Synchronized Flying from Kerry Terrell.Let me know, praying for improvement for your mom. I deserve a first class seat:A blonde gets on an airplane and sits down in the first class section of the plane. The stewardess rushes over to her and tells her she must move to coach because she doesn't have a first class ticket. The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job, and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica."The disgusted stewardess gets the head stewardess who asks the blonde to leave. The blonde yet again repeats "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica." The head stewardesses doesn't even know what to do at this point because they still have to get the rest of the passengers seated to take off; the blonde is causing a problem with boarding now, so the stewardess gets the copilot.The copilot goes up to the blonde and whispers in her ear. She immediately gets up and goes to her seat in the coach section. The head stewardess asks the copilot in amazement what he said to get her to move to her correct seat. The copilot replies, "I told her the front half of the airplane wasn't going to Jamaica."HHD hmcsretired07 Champion Author North CarolinaPosts:5,308Points:997,605Joined:Mar 2011 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:15:00 AM Good morning Claudie mnjrfan Champion Author Twin CitiesPosts:2,870Points:144,340Joined:Jul 2014 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:13:09 AM Good morning Claudie and all her friends!I didn't say anything yesterday because my wife and I had always hoped our baby girl would one day have her own baby girl, and I didn't want to 'jinx' the results! Well...Yesterday my daughter had her 2nd ultrasound, and the results are?The Good Lord has blessed my baby girl with her own baby girl! She's now 19 wks and 4 days along! The baby is an absolutely beautiful little girl! It's amazing they can get such a detailed picture of the baby these days! I am are truly blessed! As is my baby girls fam!Ok, enough with my self back patting!I'm taking my Casey to the groomer today and of course, yard work, yard work and more yard work! I enjoy keeping up with the neighbors yard... HA!Yes Claudie, several mature Maples, several young Maples, several fairly large Birch trees, and the neighbors mature Maples and whatever kinda tree in the neighbors front yard and the bushes along the perimeter fence... Leaves, leaves and more leaves. Funny, I never notice the leaves until this time of year. So far I'm up to 23 bags of leaves for the garbage 'person'! Bought five more boxes (5 bags each) of those biodegradable lawn bags. I'll be buying more. I usual do 75 bags or so a season.Note to self: I should buy some of that stock... Oh well, I'm outta here! Coffee!!Have a great day all! Later org_elizard Champion Author GreensboroPosts:214,259Points:3,384,975Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:04:24 AM On this date, in 1797, Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon.Happy Hard Drive, Claudie! Now you can say that you have heard of both! JMBoykinII Champion Author ChattanoogaPosts:20,816Points:3,527,555Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 5:01:08 AM Good morning, Claudie. I hope that the Falcons do not go over to London and not play well. I will look up to see who did Roddy White surpassed. MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:91,049Points:2,152,750Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:32:42 AM Good morning Claudie!Read your two notes. Hope you mom will be okay real soon. Somehow getting my posts and rounds done an hour earlier w/o an earlier wake up. Like to be done before first light and have plenty of day left.Have not heard from the phone Co. They could have worked on the w/e problem of the modem resetting itself a number places. It is working well as this is typed.Went out to buy gas that is$3.09 in Lancaster. Was amazed that $10 gave me 3.2 gallons and a half of a tank. Went into Shaws and looked for oyster sauce. They had only one kind that read oyster sauce flavored. The ingredients confirmed my suspicions.Wanted Sesame oil, Asian toasted. Saw several on sale. Will compare the price(s) that WM charges when at that store. Want to make a Chinese marmalade and sauce w/o all the chemical found in the store bought ones.Stopped at the P.O. picked up my mail and saw the yellow card that reads an item arrived that can not fit in the PO Box. It was the StarCraft II video game ordered from eBay on the 15th and mailed on the 16th. It took only 4 days to arrive from Hermiston, OR. Gave the seller 4 stars across the board and added "Super Service" as comments. Have a new pc game to learn, play and get lost in. This rain is a perfect way to remain indoors and get lost in the three different worlds of the Terrans, Protoss, and the Zerg. The graphics are so detailed and are truly magnificent.The rain will swirl in a counter clockwise pattern due to our 6 day nor'easter w/rain. This is a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada; it gets its name from the direction the wind is coming. It feeds off the ocean and pounds inland.The ISS orbits by twice tonight, early for those who can can it. Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EDT. Night is 6:20 PM. Sunrise: 7:10AM. Set: 5:50 PM.Length of day: 10h 40m. Length of visible light: 11h 39m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.The temp is 43° (6°C), the high will be 49 (9°C) w/rain on and off. Mt Washington (6,288' 1912 m) sees snow.Have a fabulous day! : ) Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:12,644Points:1,717,600Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:06:48 PM Good evening/morning/afternoon (when you get here), ClaudieWe'll take the wins. Still have plenty of work to do to have a good season. For the first time in about 3 1/2 years, we are paying under$3.00 for a gallon of gas. I remember back when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005 and we jumped locally from $2.69 to$3.09 just in time for Labor Day weekend. It was sticker shock at it's worst. Technically we're still over in Moundsville, but both Kroger and Speedway are advertising $3.02 with 3 cents off with their rewards cards. Never thought I'd be rejoicing over$2.99/gallon. The kids got the house decorated for Halloween. The neighbors used to be nortorious for going all out, but they have since moved and left the house abandoned. I guess that's a Halloween decoration all its own.Next week, I'll be putting the jukebox into overdrive. I've got some Halloween-themed tunes to play throughout the week and will be able to play one by an "R" artist on Thursday. I'll save the suspense, it's Ray Parker Jr. Rainy day here. Temps have dropped into the 40s for the evening. Time to grab and extra blanket. L8R Robustus Champion Author GreensboroPosts:12,108Points:2,284,670Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:27:52 PM Hi Claudie!I glanced down and saw that you are not going to be here tomorrow. Then, I read something about your mom in the hospital. Then, I saw about the sodium and potassium levels. I'm sorry to hear that frustrating news. I hope and will be praying for those levels to go back up for you mom. I hope it isn't too serious to get things under control so she won't be there too long! As for me, yes, I'm back in business. Work was still slow but had a few large orders that I had to run help the cashier bag. Then, I saw my mom after work. We didn't go anywhere, so I just sat in her room and talked until about 5:15. I gave her the stuff she bought while we were out Sunday afternoon. We split one of these Hello Dolly bars which was like a brownie, but with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut. Yummy, but very sweet! It was funny that she crumbled a piece of it making crumbs all over her nice clean bed. The reason I said "funny" is that she always snacks on cookies or crackers and her bed gets full of crumbs. Not much to brush them off with your hand. Too bad I didn't have a broom to sweep them off the floor. All these visits make me wish I can take her back home with me. I really miss her and she feels the same! But, I know and I still tell her that it isn't safe for her to do so. Maybe one of these days I would like to see if they will let me take her out for a short trip somewhere for a few days. I miss that this was the first year in a while that we didn't spend a few days at the beach or somewhere together. But, it was great that I am still able to take her out for the afternoon like Sunday. Well, I am rambling on. Like I mentioned about this week, I'm working every other day. So, now I'm off again tomorrow. My dad is bugging me to go help him shop since he gets his SS check tomorrow. Hopefully this time, he won't squander it like he usually does. It would be nice if I can get him to get over to see Mom. He can't walk far enough to get to her room. Plus, I am not aware if they offer any wheelchairs for the visitors. That is one thing that upsets me about these places, they don't make it easily accessible for the the disabled/handicapped visitors. Anyway, again, I sure hope and will be praying that your mom gets well soon! I'm so sorry to hear this for you. {{{HUGS!}}} Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:04:59 PM Good evening, kathybye, sandipaws, TUrtLE, and WKGaser!kathybye, will you be going to look at that guy's work (at his wife's aunt's house) soon? The pattern you describe sounds complicated. Is that what you want for your house, too? Early days on Wednesday and Thursday? So what time do you get to leave then?TUrtLE, thanks! :)sandipaws and WKGaser, thanks for stopping in!*****NOTE*****I think I'm taking the day off tomorrow, meaning no rounds. I just have waaaaay to much to do in the morning and I need to get started early; then hubby and I will be going to the hospital to see Mom. *****NOTE*****Gosh, I hope her sodium and potassium numbers are up tomorrow! Am hoping to get a good protime number, too, so I don't have to take her back for a month. As it is, I'll have to now schedule a follow-up doctor's appointment with the cardiologist since he's the one who monitors the sodium and potassium, but at least that can wait until after Mom gets out of the hospital. Man! This is so tiring! :(Time for me to sign out for the night.Good night, everybuddy![Edited by: Claudie at 10/21/2014 9:07:57 PM EST] WKGaser Champion Author British ColumbiaPosts:449,576Points:2,894,550Joined:Feb 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:58:00 PM Good evening Claudie TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:715,650Points:4,235,790Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:30:01 PM Claudie, I meant what I said, anytime.{{{{hugs}}}} sandipaws Champion Author PittsburghPosts:199,310Points:2,652,980Joined:Aug 2007 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:15:19 PM Good night Claudie! kathybye Champion Author PhoenixPosts:15,116Points:2,415,260Joined:May 2004 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:33:46 PM Claudie:It sounds as if you have had the same kind of day I have had; nothing going right!The only good thing that happened is I was able to schedule my hair apt from today to Thursday @ 4pm. I plan to leave work early to accomplish that.I can sleep in Friday, so I do not care when I finish with my hair appt.The items left from garage sale (all but one), are clothing nobody wants, and a dog crate, which I could not get rid of for the price I wanted. I had rather take a donation receipt b/c it's worth at least $40-50.Tomorrow is an early day, as is Thursday. However, I am SO lucky to have Friday off! I did go pick up tile samples, so that hubby can look at them before we make a final decision. We will get 2 estimates. One gentleman does the work professionally full time. THe other young gentleman is a Superintendent for a high end remodelling company. He will do it on weekends, and it will take longer. We are going to look at a home he has laid tile for his wife's aunt which is north of where we live. He laid the tile on a diagonal, more time consuming and expensive. This gill give us an idea of his work. :)Have a better evening! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:12:00 PM Aaaaarrrrrggggg! This afternoon has ended up being worse than this morning! All I'll say is that hubby and I ended up having to take Mom to the ER (again) about 3 this afternoon....VERY low sodium and potassium.....AGAIN! :( She was admitted, but don't know how long she'll be in, a day or 2 maybe. This is soooooo frustrating!Hiya, three30!Glad you could stop in this afternoon. three30 Champion Author IllinoisPosts:14,925Points:479,175Joined:Aug 2008 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:57:06 PM Hi Claudie,Yesterday when I was in Kilbourne, IL, I dipped my cup of soup from a gurgling, crackling cauldron in some train yard. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:44:41 PM Hubby took me out to lunch so I would have another good thing happen to/for me today. :)Hello, dickc49 and Farful!dick, glad you were able to get all of the lawn mowed before it rained. The other part (the leaves against the fences and such) can wait. :) Yeah, I've had time to redo my 'schedule' and can get things done. I just hate to have to change things when I have things worked out. I CAN change, but I don't like to; would rather things go the way they are set up. Farful, well, the yard USED to be 'clean!' There are leaves already falling all over it! Hope the majority of them fall within the next 2 weeks, so they can be mulched up. Glad to have that consultation (dentist) appointment over with. Now I know what's going to be done and how much it'll cost. Hoping Mom's protime numbers are alright, too. Farful Champion Author Quad CitiesPosts:59,706Points:3,507,755Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:14:37 PM Good morning Claudie and All! Claudie, Glad that your yard guy was able to was able to his work completed. Nice to see a clean lawn. That must be a relief to have your dental appointment over. Need to visit my dentist too. Hope that your Mom's protimes numbers turn out well. Have a terrific Tuesday! dickc49 Champion Author MassachusettsPosts:38,175Points:3,120,925Joined:May 2006 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:48:59 AM Good morning Claudie,I went out even though I still had a little of the migraine. I got the front and the strip along the side outside the fence done and ta\hat was it. I really wanted to get to the back, but was not up to it. This morning was supposed to have showers from early to all day as that storm builds. Got up and noted it seemed dry. Had breakfast and read the paper on the heating pad, felt good enough and the radar was still clear enough to go get the mower and start. The back is done! It took over an hour to mow 1,500 feet as I had to go slow with all the leaves. Now there are almost no leaves to be seen as they are shredded into tiny pieces. There are some around the edges that need to be blown away from the fence and such, but my back has had it. If for some reason, the rain holds off and at mid afternoon its still dry, I might blow those last leaves onto the lawn and chop them up too.Too bad you could not get the errands with Mom done soon enough and have to rework the rest of the week. I hope it settles down. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:05:10 AM Grrrrrrrr! Things just DID NOT work out the way I had hoped!I DID get Mom to the doctor's office, where she got blood drawn for a protimes check, but something very unexpected came up and I had to take her back to the ALF without taking her to WM. The only other good thing (besides getting the blood drawn) was that the price of gas up her way was$2.89/gallon.Now I've got to rework plans for the rest of this week just so Mom can get to WM. Thank goodness none of those things (plans) to be rescheduled were set appointments! Gosh!sandipaws, as you can see above, it's not been a good day so far. Hope the rest of this day turns out better.scout, so since your trees still have their leaves, you still will have outside yard work to do in the coming week or so, right? Hope the bathroom floor turns out great! scoutmaster Champion Author PittsburghPosts:97,144Points:3,853,565Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:23:01 AM The trees here still have their leaves!Day off for me! The workmen are here working on the bathroom! I've got some church stuff to do today. How about those Steelers!Good morning Claudie~ sandipaws Champion Author PittsburghPosts:199,310Points:2,652,980Joined:Aug 2007 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:52:29 AM Good morning Claudie!Hope you and your mom have a terrific Tuesday! {{Hugs}} Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:48:12 AM Hiya, grmoore!So after your orthopedic appointment, are you going home or back to work?Gotta get a move on! grmoore Champion Author AtlantaPosts:21,115Points:2,401,205Joined:May 2008 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:26:54 AM Greetings Claudie/friends:Happy Tuesday! 51 degrees this morning.In for short time this morning as I have a follow-up orthopedic appointment.Back later.Have a great day all! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,860Points:3,333,670Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:08:18 AM Good morning, WKGaser, Robustus, Dino, yankie, MidnightSun, JM, senile, attitash, org, hmcsretired07, mnjrfan, and TUrtLE!Robustus, okay, 2 lazy days in a row now; time to get back to business!Dino, I see the Steelers won. :)MidnightSun, good that you did some more winterizing of the windows and doors. Hope you save lots of money from doing that. Lots of rain for you? Hmmmm, I wonder if what you're getting is the remains of what we had last week. It had LOTS of rain in it!JM, Roddy White also became the Falcons' all-time highest receiver with one of his catches. Don't remember who he passed, though. Falcons are in London right now; their game on Sunday is on at 9:30 AM (here), I think.attitash, didn't want to turn on the fireplace so soon? Well, we've had to turn the heat on, at least for the last week, b/c the nighttime lows were too cool (low 40s). Mostly it was to get the chill off the house. It hasn't been on in the daytime, though...yet!org, thanks for today's history tidbit, though, I have heard of neither the guy nor the battle.mnjrfan, only 1/3 done with the leaf-raking? Yikes! You must have a tons of trees!TUrtLE, hahahahahahahahaha! Good one!WKGaser, yankie, senile, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!It's Tuesday, so I'll be taking Mom to WM, though, a little earlier than normal. We have to go to the doctor's office first to get blood drawn for her monthly protimes check (oh, please, please, please, be a good reading!!). Then I'll take her to the store and hope to get her back in enough time for an 'event' at the ALF...a local pre-school group is visiting (they also did last year), and they'll be 'trick-or-treating' up and down the ALF's hallways (each resident will be given a bag of candy to give out). Everybuddy involved loves it! :)For me, after dropping Mom off at her place, I'll be on my way home, too. :) TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:715,650Points:4,235,790Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:42:55 AM Good Morning Claudie,First experience horse ridingA blonde decides to learn and try horse back riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. She mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion.It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. Out of shear terror, she grabs for the horse's mane but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety.Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup. She is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the Wal-Mart manager runs out to shut the horse off.Have a Terrific Tuesday! mnjrfan Champion Author Twin CitiesPosts:2,870Points:144,340Joined:Jul 2014 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:09:53 AM Good morning Claudie!Another day of yard work (exercise) on my plate for today. Leaves are about 1/3 down. Got a ways to go yet...An added bit of fun for me this morning is the Orionid meteor shower which is happening right now. Peak times are 05:00 - 07:00 this am. I had to step back inside and grab a shirt! It's like chilly out there, 40°F.Gonna be ice on the lakes pretty soon! LOL j/kHave a great day everyone! hmcsretired07 Champion Author North CarolinaPosts:5,308Points:997,605Joined:Mar 2011 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:09:48 AM Good morning Claudie