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daddy89

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2009 3:31:38 PM

This is to replace the Hey Janrey that was deleted from this site.



[Edited by: CC at 7/6/2009 1:29:28 PM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:25:19 AM

Janrey and Claudie , you both said you made it into the 60's and that is great, coz it was only 61 here yesterday. Today is supposed to be 67 and more rain.

Let's see if l leave an opening for Geezers jokes ... I bought another steam cleaner, l have a big carpet Hoover,and no carpets now. l got a little stick type that will be quick and easy for me to keep up with the mopping around here. Would be great if l could use the disposable sheets, and l did try one yesterday, but I am not sold on that. Didn't take up much dirt, but then l may not have that much dirt. I may have to buy more regular covers and have enough to put in washing machine. I will decide after using it more. I really like how fast it heats up, my tank type l sold years ago, was bigger and heavier to drag around and took 20 minutes to heat for steam. This one has about 1/2 gallon and took about 2 minutes, is a stick type and light. I think l saved $20, but not sure as there are so many of them and so many prices, like Toilet paper, it is hard to judge. LOL.

M6 no that is the Bay Bridge - Oakland to Treasure Island. I heard that said about the orange color of the Golden Gate bridge also. Guess it's true, as otherwise it would be gray.

Janrey trying to find a ride to P/U your Suburban is the problem l have to get to the dr or hospital at times and that is why l love the new insurance. 12 one way rides free in a car you call for needed transportation......at least that is what is touted, and l have yet to hear if there are any restrictions. Two of my friends also joined right behind me.
There are a few non drivers here and they are always looking for rides to shop or whatever. Sure glad l still have a working car. Expensive as that is. Insurance, license, smogging, tow card and then there is Gas..Not to mention the repairs and oil changes.

Expecting a little more rain today and l am happy about that.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 11/22/2014 8:26:36 AM EST]
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:59:13 AM

Good morning, jan,

A stay-at-home day for me today, and that's that! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 5:46:05 PM

tru, is that the Golden Gate bridge? I read somewhere that the guy in charge of painting said that it was a primer coat, but everyone liked it so much they just let it stay that way.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:25:30 AM

Nice avatar, Tru. ;-)

Jan, what was the verdict on the suburban?
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:49:45 AM

Morning all. It's Friday for those who work, that's a good day. For me it is housecleaning day and l must get to Costco to pick up the gold potatoes in nov ad. Decembers ad arrived yesterday. Also want to see what goodies they have put on floor for Holiday shoppers. Not much in ad.I may feel that way coz l don't need anything.

My new microwave arrived yesterday. I won't open it for awhile as the one l have is working, just door sticks. Bought one with a handle this time, not push (and stick)LOL.

Still haven't rec my new calculator l ordered, and sure could use it with all the budget changes this month and next.

It's raining off and on and l am glad of that. Maybe the drought will actually end this year--if the rains continue thru the winter. I believe today will be dry, but more wet stuff tomorrow. Smiles.

Element part of dishwasher arrived early so went online to make new appt for repairman. He will come Saturday. Saturday l am supposed to dog sit Bella. Maybe l can get her to come here. Owner said go there.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 11/21/2014 8:52:55 AM EST]
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janrey
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:38:14 AM

Morning Claudie, BB, M6, geez and Tru

I'm still giggling over Tru in a motorcycle gang!!

It's already over freezing and that's warm over the past few days. Yesterday did turn out to be really nice. I think we made it to the mid-60s. Even better today or so the say. It's not like they haven't been totally wrong over the last couple of weeks :/

BB the horses inside and out wear protective clothing. No one is clipped even though Monty and Will are ridden most days. Even if they break a sweat like they did yesterday, they have plenty of time to dry out in the sun before the temps start to drop again. If you have to ride at night, it's much harder to deal with the longer coats but none of us are night riders really.

As to the water in the barn freezing on really really cold nights we top their buckets off with warm water. It's got to be realy really cold to freeze their buckets but they can break the thin ice if necessary. We break the ice in the outside water troughs for them. They generate a lot of heat in their stalls which keeps the temps up. We bring the outside horses in if the weather is really bad like snowing etc. They need to be turned out so they don't get silly. We may shorten the time but always try to get them at least a little.

Trying to find a ride to pick up suburban. Everyone is either out of town, working too late or just not available. I can pay for it today and arrange to get it tomorrow though. Not ideal but you do what you have to do.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:28:07 AM

Good morning, jan,

It actually made it to 60° here yesterday! Supposedly we'll be there again today, too. I'll take it!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 11:36:27 PM

Well, I can't really compete in the interesting-conversation category. Motorcycles have it all over crockpots, don't they?

Jan, how do your horses keep warm during cold weather? I hope the interior of the barn stays above freezing? If not, how do you keep their water thawed for them?
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 5:58:06 PM

geez, I know that's not tru, but that pic is priceless!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 1:47:07 PM

Got the oil changed in my car today after only 1600 miles driven, but 7 months.
They tried to overcharge me , but l caught it. They couldn't figure it out so gave me money off a small flashlight l bought.
Beautiful new waiting room Big TV- doesn't work- and Coffee machine out of order. LOL.
But in the pouring rain, l was one of only 3 daring people out so in and out in less than an hour...Love that!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 1:20:46 PM

LOL!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 9:46:55 AM

I thought l saw a flash from a camera as l went by!!!.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 9:36:34 AM

Jan, I found a picture of Tru on her way to the market:

Tru the Motorcycle Maven
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janrey
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:06:11 PM

Afternoon 330, gez, Tru, M6, BB and Claudie

Dang it was cold this morning!!! 16 degrees :-( 20 when I went to the barn and started dealing with am chores. That kind of cold makes everything so much more difficult :-( Obviously didn't ride but came home and once it got over 30 went outside and started dealing with all the leaves that are everywhere. Felt good in the sun :-)

Geez now you have me picturing Tru wearing leathers with motorcycle gang colors LOL
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:24:33 PM

Good evening!

Tru, LOL! But your exchange still gave me some amusing mental images.

This is insane! I have already had to park up at the end of the driveway, so I'm sure to be able to get out when I need to. That rarely happens before mid-Dec., and usually not till Jan. Maybe someone tore an extra month off the cosmic calendar by mistake?

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:00:57 PM

My scooter is blue Pride I think victory...i forget. ]

YES to all your questions Geezer,, ............................................ .NOT!


[Edited by: trugasCA at 11/19/2014 6:03:23 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 12:29:11 PM

Hi Janrey,

When I was in New Bedford, IL yesterday, I ran into a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:09:14 AM

Tru, what kind of scooter do you have? Got flames on it? Do you do wheelies, just for fun? Does your helmet have a skull and crossbones on it? Is it one of those skull caps? Got any tats? Are you in Hell's Angels?
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:01:41 AM

I use my crock pots, even just got another smaller one. Just don't always use them, l like faster meals when l am hungry, and they do take a long time to get going as l said.
I think crock pots are perfect for less tender cuts of meat. Also something like corned beef.
Baylee l have a rice cooker, and l mostly use it to make Polenta. It is also kinda like a crock pot (as in multi-use.) I like it lots too. All appliances are great to have.
I also like gas cooking, but electric is good for turning off and it keeps on cooking, which saves money, l would think. I remember loving that feature when l cooked things like mushrooms and got them going, then turned off elec burner and it took care of itself. Finished cooking. Kinda like boiling eggs. Get the water boiling and turn off and let eggs cook to proper degree you want.

M6.Saddlebags works great for the power chairs, they hang a huge bag on backrest coz there are no baskets and no foot area to speak of. My scooter has a small basket and it amazingly holds a lot, then l also have a large floor area to put things like T.Tissue , paper towels and other bulky item.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:30:49 PM

Afternoon jan, tru, Claudie, geez and BB. Even as cold as it is, we went out a couple of times today. Good practice for whatever comes the next few months. The record low for yesterday was 12 set in 1880, but it hit 9, so the new record might stand for a while. I sure hope this isn't a winter like 77 and 78. The governor closed all the roads for 3 or 4 days then and nothing melted. Not too bright.

tru, find some saddlebags for your scooter.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:51:14 PM

Good afternoon! Well, at least the sun is out and it's not as cold as it was. BUT more s*** is due tomorrow.

Tru, getting rugs is an excellent idea, especially with a couple of fur-producers who grow it faster than we can get rid of it.

I have a small crockpot that I use a bit, but in general prefer to use our gas stove. Gas is so much better than electric! The exception is a rice cooker. I used to think that it was a silly unnecessary extra, but now I love it! Got one at an amazing sale price and now if it broke I would pay a lot more to replace it. The rice never burns, and the pot is soooo easy to clean up. And in warmer weather I can cook small amounts of other things, so I don't get the extra heat from the stove.

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 10:22:48 AM

Oh poo you guys. Live in a small apt and get rid of rugs and extras and you will be able to maintain as well.
Well Geezer do you offer free shipping? If so l might consider it. As l was thinking of that mopping and decided to go back to using my Swiffer wet mop with real cloths. Buy an old towel at Goodwill and cut it up to fit the Wet mop, coz those paper things just don't cut it.
Stayed home and baked a walnut, raisin "bread" which is more like cake. Turned out well. I was going to use the breadmaker, but it took 4 to 6 hours and using my oven took 45 minutes. I wanted it for breakfast.
Same with crock pot. It took forever to start cooking the soup Zuppa l made recently and l decided it is much quicker and comes out the same to make soup in large pot on the stove.
Crock pots take too much time for me when l am hungry, but are great if l want to start food and leave for the morning to shop or whatever.
The breadmaker also leaves a hole on the bottom of bread from the two paddles when you remove the bread.
My walnut cinnamon raisin bread was delish and great breakfast, hot with lots of butter.
Scootered to store to buy a loaf of .99c sour dough to go with my Italian sausage, kale, potato soup. Clerk rang it up at $1.99 and l said no and gave her my phone # and she entered it and brought the price down to .99c. That is the good thing about "Just for You" program at Safeway. I use it and save money. That is all l bought there this week. I have a $5. off reward check from Raleys and didn't use it when l shopped there the other day. l did use their card and got my turkey for $7 tho, with another $3.50 off the pork chops l bought. Had to spend $25 to get the $17 turkey for $7.
I have eaten out three times this month, and that comes out of my food allowance and so far l Haven't spent near my allowed amount this month. Only spent around $100. of food money thanks to the freezers. Smile. So l am happy with that, especially since l have most of my Thanksgiving needs. Just need celery( tho l have some frozen) and maybe will get more broth, just coz it is on sale. 46c a can. Fresh mushrooms. Have everything else.
As l scootered home, l saw a cute little bright lemon yellow volkswagen with hood up and lady standing by and said "OH did the baby break down?" She laughed and referring to my scooter, said "that's what I need". Precisely why l bought mine. When l can no longer drive for whatever reason, waiting to get car repaired, or sell car, l will still be able to get groceries. Bank and P>O.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 9:09:31 AM

Tru, mail your dirty cloths to me. I'll wash them and mail them back. ;-)

The real cold weather is arriving any time now. it's going to be like Kentucky here in upstate Noo Yawk!
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:23:15 AM

Morning Claudie, Tru, M6, BB and Geez

Dang it's cold!! Still sitting at 28 degrees. Better get over it though because it's going into the teens tonight! Hate the weather we had yesterday. Went from 70 when those thunderstorms were rolling through to the 27 this morning. Changes like that can be hard on the horses :-(

Heading over to clean stalls, then back home to finish my dish for book club, then back to ride, then on to book club at noon.

Tru you definitely make me smile with your attitude!! I'm going to have to step up my game to be able to do what you do at your age :-)

M6 and Claudie there were doctor's and physicians assistants that visited the place where mom was weekly at the very least. She only had to go out to see specialists thank goodness!!
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:27:03 AM

Good morning, jan,

26° here this morning, feeling like 17° with the wind blowing at about 10 mph.

Ugh! Too cold for here! :(

m6gm, as far as I know, Mom's doctors (or anybuddy's else's maybe, too?) don't visit the ALF.

I was hoping with yesterday's rain (we got about ½-an-inch) and the added wind that more of the leaves would come down. Not too many did, though. Maybe more today since it's supposed to be a little windy.

I won't be taking Mom to the store today; that'll have to wait until tomorrow b/c I am having a tooth pulled this morning. It shouldn't be a big deal for me, though. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 7:55:15 PM

M6, l would go for that laundry for a fee. There are laundromats that will do your laundry for you. But going out is the hard part for me. The machines do the work, just carrying the clothes, esp wet, to the car is too much for lazy me. Oh l will do it, and probably here. $3 per load.
I did once have a lady take my laundry home with her, but messed up my one blanket so bad it was only good for a dog then. Also she folded clothes on her couch where her dog and cat were allowed. So that didn't work long.
I can do my own laundry but the walking is hard for me. The laundry room is quite a ways away. One trip to put in washer, then back to put in dryer then back to get them, is too much, so l just stay while they dry. Protect my things that way too. I haven't heard of thefts lately but for a while lots went missing.
I am trying to figure a way to transport the clothes with my scooter. The hard part is the clean hanging dresses. I will work it out.

Baylee..7am? I get up at 3 or 4 sometimes and l like to get up at 6 maybe 7 in the winter.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 11/17/2014 7:57:47 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:18:59 PM

It is sooooo cold right now. Mid 20's with a brisk wind makes it feel around 0. Supposed to get down to 10 tonight which will be a new record.

tru, it sounds like there's a money making opportunity where you live. An enterprising person could pick up dirty clothes, launder, fold and return for a fee. I thought SCAN was similar to a Medigap plan; does it take the place of Medicare?
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:17:19 PM

Tru, were you up early or late at 7 a.m. EST?

Your medical savings and doing your own housework should both save you money and give you a bit of exercise. I take heavy loads of laundry to a laundromat, and prefer to hang it outside rather than using a dryer. But that does get tricky in the winter!
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 7:06:20 AM

M6 right as that is what seniors usually need. Dental work and hearing aids and medicare doesn't cover either.

My new plan l joined (yes l made the big move) is hopefully going to be great for me. Their dental plan if it has the same coverage as the one l buy thru AARP will save me $49 a mo. That alone will nearly cover my rent increase next year.

It is scary to change all my medical procedures after 20 years of original medicare, but l am excited to try it at least for a year.

End of the month no more housekeeper either. I don't think that will be hard as l do all the heavy stuff now. They aren't allowed to move furniture or wash windows. She does the laundry and mop, which may be a challenge for me. I will buy a floor washer or something as that back and forth mopping is too hard now. Going out into the weather is not something l look forward to doing to wash my clothes, but l can and will do it. They do not allow washing machines in apts. Besides drying is the hard part in winter. I will just work in increments and that way it will make it workable.
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 4:39:20 PM

Claudie, the Falcons eeked out a win, but just barely. The reason I asked about doctor visits is that the one I see goes to the nursing homes every Monday before coming to the office. He usually has a lobby full of patients before he even gets there, so if I have a Monday appointment I make it late in the day.

tru, thanks for the information. There's nothing like that here, but it would be welcomed. I don't understand why Medicare won't pay for dental procedures, but my handbook says they won't.

We're having a rain/sleet mix right now. It'll turn to all snow later and the kids will have their first snow day of the season.
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:59:50 PM

Tru, I hadn't eaten in an OG for a long time even before they all disappeared. And you may well be on to something about why they didn't last around here. There is a large group of Italians around here that moved after WW II. And they don't settle for bad food of any kind. I think that's why we have good vegetables in most stores, and good Italian restaurants.

We generally prefer local non-chain places to eat, but the RL is an exception, since there's not a big local fishery for lobster or shrimp!

Still very cold around here, and 4 people killed locally in traffic accidents so far this weekend. And that's without he weather being very bad yet. I can't wait to get the proper tires on!
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:50:29 AM

Baylee, unless you LOVE pasta and can't cook it yourself, Olive Gardens is no big loss and Red Lobster is a great PLUS for your area l would think. Especially if they are expanding their menues. I enjoyed the scallops and shrimp with a nice salad and the biscuits of course. Esp with the free dessert coupon which l didn't have.

M6- SCAN is "Seniors Care Action Network". It is a Medicare affiliated Advantage plan, like Blue Cross, only started by a group in the 70's,in San Diego, that didn't think they were getting treated fairly by the main health plans available. They are stressing treating seniors with respect, listening to them and their concerns and helping them to optimize their coverage. I like them for that.
I joined over the phone after waiting for a few years for the plan to grow enough to reach this county. When l first heard of them, they had only reached San Francisco. Now Marin and Sonoma counties have joined in with Dr and hospitals and even Chiropractors and Dentists.
Monthly premium is free, and dr visit is $5. Specialists are $15. That is no where near the 20% l have had. Chiropractors are $10 and they allow twice the visits per year that original medicare allows. (20) They have no drs in my town which bothered me immensely as none would accept my medicare either. But they offer a transportation benefit FREE for you to be picked up in a car and taken to a dr or hospital for up to 6 round trips per year. That is unheard of.. But these people realize it is a need for seniors who may not drive. Remembering when l was taken to hospital last year and had only my slippers on (it was rainy) and no cash on me and no one to pick me up as it was dark. So had l had this plan, l could have called for a car. I had luckily a friend who was at work there and who could loan me cab fare. I was new to this complex and knew no one who was young enough to see to drive at night, and no nearby relatives. I was stuck. I asked for a voucher and was refused. I worked in a hospital ER and saw many homeless given vouchers yet l could get none. Crazy.

Was invited to join a couple of ladies to share a pizza at a new place. It was delish.


[Edited by: trugasCA at 11/16/2014 10:54:48 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 7:34:21 AM

Good morning, jan,

Hubby and I went to Daughter's house about 10 yesterday morning; hubby worked on what he had to do, and then (of course) Daughter found 2 more 'small' things for him to do. <shakes head> I got to visit with Jake and Emma. I guess we were there about 45 minutes. :)

It's supposed to warm up here somewhat today (maybe get to the mid-50s?) and be an alright day. Then tonight, 'they' say, it's supposed to start raining.....and continue to rain all day tomorrow. Wouldn't ya know it? That's the day I was going to take Mom to the store (this week). Just my luck! :(

m6gm, hmmmm, I don't know if doctors ever make visits to the ALF, but I doubt it. Why do you ask?

Hubby and I will be watching the Falcons' game (on TV) as they play in North Carolina today. Hoping for a win for my team!

Have a great day!

[Edited by: Claudie at 11/16/2014 7:34:46 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 10:31:55 PM

BB, I don't know what they are. We bought a six pack of them several years ago and they evidently drop seed and come up year after year. If tonight's cold doesn't finish them off I'll take a picture for you.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 10:07:28 PM

Good evening! Today is near the start of churches in the area having their Xmas craft sales. I made it to two, had a big hot lunch, and enough meat-type leftovers that I can enjoy it for another meal later! Saw an old friend, too, who attends one of the churches. And we have made plans to attend a couple more events in another two weeks.

Geez, are your tiny flowers a type of buttercup? That's about all we have around. And even the tamarack needles are almost gone. I've got all of the outdoor furniture, etc. put away, and had time to do more pruning around the driveway. We still have tons of trees damaged from the ice storm last year, and will never eer run out of firewood!
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 5:23:32 PM

Afternoon jan, Claudie, tru, BB, geez and 330. It was 20 when I woke up this morning, but has warmed up to 40. It's the first day above freezing since Wednesday. Something's gonna fall from the sky tomorrow night, but they won't say just what or when.

jan, maybe you need some runway lights for your driveway.

tru, that's very nice of you and I hope it won't put you in a bind. What is S.C.A.N.?

geez, LOL!

Claudie, do the doctors ever come to the ALF?

BB, I think Darden Restaurants owns the RL chain, at least down here. I heard they're expanding their lobster offerings soon.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 11:21:20 AM

Morning geez, Tru, BB, Claudie, 330 and M6

Another cold night 27 or so and lost a few more plants. Not exactly warm today but at least the sun in out and the wind died down. That's what made yesterday so miserable!!

Started my first fire of the season just for looks. So nice to flip that switch for heat!!

I helped at the barn this morning but letting one of the other women who has a horse out there that is currently lame ride Monty so she can enjoy being on a sound horse and out seeing the last of the leaves change because they are definitely on their way out!! Lots more leaf management ahead for me :/

This also gave me a chance to get my grocery shopping done in the am. Seems I just lose energy after lunch.

Tru that's a really nice thing you did for your son. Especially when you're on a limited budget yourself anyway. I've never heard of the program you use for medical though. Does it take the place of medicare or in addition to it?
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 8:46:37 AM

It's a miracle! Well, kind of. Remember the deep freeze? Well, I looked out this morning and there were a few little yellow flower still showing. They're under the walkway lights, so they must've gotten just enough heat from the lights to make it through.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 8:00:20 AM

Good morning, jan,

Hmmmm, hubby's going to Daughter's house today to work on a 'project' he started a coupla weeks ago (with the kids); I think I'll go with him for a short visit. :)

Have a great day!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:34:01 AM

I hear the chains split now or Red Lobster is being bought or some such. I loved their meal l had there and plan to return.
Now that l have someone to go out with and the lunch bunch, my budget has changed drastically. I did it myself, took on a $350 a mo payment and must pay it in one year. Decided to pay off my son's credit card so he can feel being debt free. Ties me up a bit for a year, but then l am free again too. Smiles.
Giving up my housekeeper completely at the end of the month. She is ready to quit work anyway for anyone but me, so l started discussing her health etc. to encourage her to quit. We agreed she doesn't or shouldn't work any way and is in her 70's. She loves to talk so l told her of a program l once considered myself. It is visiting elderly and maybe taking them to DR, or shopping once in awhile. Primarily tho to visit. That's what she has turned into doing with me more and more. It is right down her alley. They pay you a small amount and some transportation fees as well. I didn't follow thru because l just wanted to volunteer for 4 hours or so a week. they wanted a committment of 20 hours. To me that was a job. I didn't want to go back to work, but wanted something to do.
Stopped paying the $238 a mo for co pays and joined S.C.A.N. No drs here in town but they have a service where you call and the send a car for just you and take you to the Dr. Up to 6 round trips a year free. So l said OK l will join and now l pay only for when l see a dr. $5. $15 for a specialist. They also have a joint dental plan for only $8 a mo, while l have been paying $57 and only get cleaning. It runs thru Dec 9th so l should go get a check up before leaving the plan. All savings, but my rent is going up by $60 a month.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 10:54:52 PM

Good evening!

Tru, we don't have any Olive Gardens around here any more, but at least there is Red Lobster. For a while, we ate there quite a bit, and I was getting addicted to the garlic shrimp. And the lunch deals were good, too, with soups and salads and cheese biscuits -- yum! Both chains were owned by the same corp., I think, so it's strange that one gave up here and the other is still successful.

Yes, we are also having some chilly days, and especially nights. But the dog gets more energized by it and has to run around even more than usual.
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three30
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 9:40:00 AM

Hi Janrey,

I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form as I rolled into Little York, IL yesterday. The road there was full of mud.
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geezer
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 9:00:57 AM

I had to drive through wet snow last night. first of the season. Yuck. DEEEEP freeze last night. All is done growing now.

Tru, Olive Garden says when you're there they treat you like family. I've never gone to dinner at a family member's house and been presented with a check. Thrown out, yes, but never a check.
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janrey
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 8:30:43 AM

Morning Tru, Claudie, M6, geez and BBclaudie I'm in the 40s but only going to be 51 here and very very windy!! Looks like I didn't even blow more leaves and mow yesterday afternoon :-(

So far not sunny here either! Having my last riding lesson with one of my favorite people. She's also the one that gives me the massages. She's moving to Florida. Smart move for this time of year!! She will be missed. She's the one that took over Monty after my bad fall and has trained him to be the perfect horse for me. She's also helped my friend with her young horse who came with a very good dressage background but who was unbelievably explosive at times. Some of that they grow out of but until they do you have to learn how to manage it better and channel in the right direction.

Tru glad to hear you had a good experience with Olive Garden. It was good also on Veterans Day but they were overwhelmed with too many people and didn't staff up. I don't branch out though. I get the soup, salad and breadsticks. My son loves the never ending pasta bowl if they're still doing that. The other chain I enjoy and went to this week is Chilis. There I enjoy all different kinds of things :-)

Geez unfortunately I know it's from my car. I looked under and saw a slow drip. Just one more hassle to deal wit. UGH
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:38:18 AM

The Olive Garden surprised and pleased me. The soup Zuppa Toscana was spicy and tasty with potatoes and sausage. Very good and different from anything l make. Loved it. Then the eggplant parmesan was also different from mine, in that it was crusty and came with spaghetti. Loved that as well. The breadsticks were not dry and she gave us some to take home with extra butter. All in all with the nice helpful sweet and patient waitress, it was a great experience and l am so glad to finally be able to be positive about eating out. YEA! Cost was only $10 plus. I will go again. Next time l think l will just have the endless soup and salad for $8. What a deal. Smiles.

I want to try a buffet again. Janrey. Pick what looks good ....
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:33:56 AM

Good morning, jan,

Ugh!!

28° here and a wind chill of 18°! Thank goodness it's going to be a clear, sunny day!

Brrrrrr! Staying home today!

Well, that's the plan!

Have a great day!
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m6gm
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:47:43 PM

tru, all the Chinese places around here are buffet, so you can eat to your heart's content. Or your stomach.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:09:59 PM

Disappointed again with the Chinese Restaurant. Guess you get what you pay for, and we go to the cheapest places, or for specials. That one was lunch special for $7.25 before tax and tip. That is all it was worth if that. LOL.
Giving it a go again today. Olive Garden and my expectations are not high, but expect to enjoy soup on a day like today. Special price. Endless soup and salad and entree for $10.
I really did enjoy the Red Lobster. Applebees wasn't too bad.
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geezer
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:12:56 AM

Jan, are you sure the leak is from your car? There are a lot of fluid spots on parking lots.
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janrey
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:25:09 AM

Morning BB, Geez, M6, Claudie and Tru

I'm irritated by the leak but I do plan to have it towed as soon as I get the horse feed out of it today!! Just so irritating!!

BB I think it's safe here fluid wise as I have a gravel driveway. I didn't even notice there was a problem until I parked in a regular parking lot.

It's definitely cooler today and a bit overcast but nothing geez wouldn't mind playing golf in!! I'll be on and riding in a couple of hours. Today is a bit later start as the woman I work and ride with runs her errands today.
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