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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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m6gm
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 3:58:26 PM

We got one of those dreaded phone calls this morning; Trish's brother died late last night. He'd had some health problems but was only 56.

geez, my car came with red factory antifreeze. Except for RVs and boats, I thought antifreeze was antifreeze and you could use whatever you preferred.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:28:33 AM

I am all set now, or will be as soon as l receive my large basket l ordered. It attaches to the back of my scooter, it will hold a load of laundry perfectly. I guess the info on it will tell me how much weight to put in it for use as shopping cart as well. If too flimsy, l will continue just using the floorboard beneath my feet for bulkier items.

Today is normally laundry day, but l will wait til l get the basket. So l will dust and do the floors today and already ran the dishwasher. It stopped 20 minutes sooner than it used to for normal wash, but everything looks clean. I turn it off before the dry cycle, as they dry in minutes anyway.

Called my sister yesterday in MN and she is doing ok. Scared of falling in snow but otherwise is fine. Someone gave her a heavy coat.

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:51:03 AM

M6, other than a few flurries we were spared. While it's not uncommon for us to get some lake effect snow from time to time, the real accumulations of it are significantly west of here.

Sounds like axle seals, Jan. As for the antifreeze, there is reddish stuff in some vehicles now. Unfortunately, you can't just pull any jug of the stuff off the shelf anymore. you need to know which type your vehicle uses.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:31:17 AM

Hi Janrey,

When I was in Onieda, IL yesterday all the folks there were doing the shing-a-ling, the skate, the boogaloo AND the philly. But none of them can do any of those better than me.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:36:09 PM

Good evening! It is actually warm here, by my standards at least. And it will be warmer yet tomorrow, but also wet and windy. Should be exciting!

M6, I agree about nice white s*** rather than messy mud.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 6:49:29 PM

Rain rain and more rain and now thunderstorms and wind!!

Hoping to take the horses on a road trip tomorrow if the rain will ever stop.

Geez I think the final verdict on the suburban was a heat shut off valve was leaking. That was the red fluid although it leaks antifreeze which I thought was always yellow. Turns out the bigger problem was back brakes with a leaking thingamajig. Had to replace both axles (don't hold me to that even though only one was leaking). The paperwork is in the suburban which I will finally get out if and when it quits raining!!!! Anyway it was $700 :-(

M6 did I miss something about a circulating pump?
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 5:07:12 PM

tru around here, we have "strip pits" where you can swim. They are what's left when the coal has been stripped from the ground. Before 1975 or so, coal companies just left them open; now they're required to fill them in to reclaim the land. They are excellent for skinny dipping as they're out in the country.

Claudie, I saw the last 24 seconds of the Falcon's game. Until that last pass completion, they had a chance.

geez, did all that snow bypass you?

BB, I'd rather have snow than mud.

jan, did you ever mention a circulating pump to the barn owner?
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:05:37 AM

Is that how you work it M6? l have a pool here and can do the same. Think l will take basket off until needed for laundry or if l plan a trip to the store.

Yes Baylee l did think of that and looked in my book which said it was a no no. No one can stand up behind me to catch a ride either. l really liked the idea of a wagon and didn't even know how to hitch anything on the back but now l see how it is done. I had a pin in the warranty book plastic envelope to keep the item locked on. Never noticed it. Would be great tho to haul heavier items like a bucket full of soil to the front etc.

We are getting more and more power wheelchairs here and the sidewalks are too narrow to pass, so with my scooter, l can take off across the grass and let them stay on the sidewalk. I bounce along and can pretty much go anywhere on my scooter. It has 3 inch clearance. I made sure to get as much clearanc as possible.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:12:58 AM

geezer, that's not possible; the Dome is smack downtown (Atlanta) and they shut the streets off for all the foot traffic and goings' on around the Dome. Our parking lot is about a mile from the stadium; thankfully some of the walk IS indoors.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:21:12 AM

Claudie, have that spouse of yours drop you at the nearest point to the gate, then he can go park out in the boonies and get soaked. Misery loves company, and you might as well be dry company.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:44:53 AM

Good morning, jan,

Oh, my gosh! It is absolutely pouring outside right now.....and we're headed to the Falcons game in a few hours (thank goodness the game is inside)! Hope it eases up somewhat, though, it's supposed to be rainy pretty much all day long. Don't relish the thought of getting soaked going from the parking lot to the Dome and then back again later. At least I have a hooded windbreaker and the trusty ol' umbrellas!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:02:43 PM

Tru, I think it would look cute if you towed something to hold your stuff -- ideally a little red wagon. And I'd be glad to lend you a dog to ride in it!

It is actually above freezing here! Won't last of course, but it felt very warm. It must have been just the contrast, because it's not really that warm, got up to about 36F. But it is now raining instead of s***ing, so the driveway is a mess. I had to use two sets of cleats to get out of the slush, and when that is washed away we will be left with a layer of mud. Yuck!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 5:38:08 PM

tru, that basket is also great for holding your clothes when you go skinny dipping in the Pacific.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 1:24:31 PM

You got it right Geeze, the smogging is a check to see if the car is adding to the smog conditions. I don't need to do it but once every other year.
That costs about $30 to $40 and l always look for coupons.

Tow card is AAA, Not AA, AAA ok?

The sun came out a few minutes ago, surprised me as l hadn't seen it in a day or two.
Might get up to 68. I am thinking less and less about going out this morning, dog sitting in afternoon while waiting for dishwasher repairman. Since l seem to be last on the list, usually, l don't expect him til 5 or 5:30. If he waits til dark, l won't let him in.
Earlier l had thought of going out to buy a basket to hook onto the back of my scooter, for laundry and extra bulky groceries/no geezer l won't hang my laundry there to dry. I will just fold it and put it in the basket after it is clean.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 12:26:02 PM

Other than wanting to know why you'd want to clean steam, no opportunities presented themselves, Tru. I have to ask, what's "smogging?" I'm guessing there might be a special charge for smog testing a vehicle, or something along those lines. Also, is a tow card something like AAA?

It's colder than the ex wife's stare here so far today, but a warm-up is coming tonight.

Enjoy your quiet day at home, Claudie.

We've been to two grandkids' basketball games this morning and tonight is a soccer game - at 9 freakin' fifteen! Mrs. Geezer is long into dreamland by 9:15, so she's going to be a little cranky tomorrow morning.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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trugasCA
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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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m6gm
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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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BayleeBuggy
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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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trugasCA
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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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Claudie
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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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geezer
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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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BayleeBuggy
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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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