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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2005 3:29:58 PM

This is the new home of me, Dirt Girl. Built at the request of a much loved GB icon. Actually, the old place was falling down and it was just cheaper to build a new one.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 9:03:58 AM

Thanks for explaining. I better look at my bill. I meant to say, "BTW, it has (not) been THAT long since I've had a telephone problem. ;)"

Weird, though, b/c I have had them say that I'm responsible if the problem is inside the home. Well, I'll just hope I don't need to know any more, if you know what I mean. When I lived in Nordeast there were a lot of problems, probably b/c the phone company didn't bothering upgrading equipment in that neighborhood. It was always an outside problem, although sometimes it took more than one call for them to get it fixed.

Would it (linebacker, etc) be the same on both of our sides of the river?

Tru, glad your phone is fixed! That can be most aggravating. And sorry to hear about your sister. I hope things work out for her.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 8:00:10 AM

GM all.dg- May your warming trend continue.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 3:13:24 AM

MadDog, I hate everyone. More sarcastic humor than actual hate. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 2:57:54 AM

DG....I Hate topic?

I75...love the profile pic...grew up in greater Cincinnati. ..loved those trips to UDF as a kid!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 9:36:58 PM

Dino, That's quite the list of artists and holiday songs. :)

db, Another good day and a little warmer here. :)

trugas, Glad the phone problem is fixed. Hope your sister gets well soon. :)

I75, No frostbite but it's early in the winter. Hopefully none though. :)

goldieolds, Linebacker has been around since before the baby bells broke up. It was probably included in the cost at one point (pre 70's) but has been a separate charge since I can remember. The only difference is that it costs enough now that most people don't have it anymore in an effort to cut their phone bill. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:35:21 PM

My sister in MN called from the hospital again. She said one son yelled at the other son who blames them for her constantly ending up in hospital. They are not happy with each other anymore, but used to be good friends. Now one says the other dumped his mom there and it goes on and on. Meanwhile, it is her swallowing problem they believe that allows the foreign things getting into the lungs that causes her pneumonia. Now she is so weak and hoping to be able to fly to Las Vegas where one son will pick her up. I asked about an apt and she said this son figures she can get a one bedroom somewhere as he is set in a place taking care of an elderly man. She of course went thru all the negatives about her daughter in law...she never likes any of the women her sons marry.

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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 9:06:56 AM

Yikes, I didn't know that had changed. I've never heard of line baker, but it should be no surprise that if they can figure out a new way to squeeze money out of people, they will. :(

BTW, it has been THAT long since I've had a telephone problem. ;)

Tru, so you agreed to pay if they were to come out, but then they didn't have to come? Thank goodness!

I'm tired of dreariness. I'm tired of winter. What am I going to do? It's barely begun. :(
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:52:57 AM

Hey Dirt Girl! Any frostbite yet?

Just below Dino posted some classic Christmas fav's!
Usually remakes suck, but there is one that stands out as equal to the original. And I don't even particularly like this singer, but here she is:

Leann Rimes covers Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

A quick advance Merry Christmas to all!
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:31:50 AM

Picked up my phone just to check, since l called them yesterday, and I heard the awful hum, but called 411, no one around here is up, and it was clear as a bell.
You are right on, that is exactly what they told me. I had to agree to pay $55 or they didn't proceed.
I doubt anyone had to leave the office or building where the equipment is. But l am so happy to have a phone again. Call me! Smiles.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 12/19/2014 8:33:58 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 7:06:35 AM

GM all.
dg- May your workday pass by swiftly.
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:29:21 AM

Okay, additional post. The new pictures start here.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:23:57 AM

Good evening DG and Co.

He seems to be such a versatile actor. Some of his roles, however, seem boring though (The Number 23).

Adding on to my post on my rounds. Four new pictures up on the Lady Bobcats Album. I'll post the link as a second posting here.

Just pulled in from Parkersburg (about a 2 hour drive). Emily's choir concert was tonight. Made sure to get a few shots of Emily in the choir robe as 7th and 8th graders wear. 119 total vocalists tonight among this group. They sounded great. Got video of the first two songs, then when I was going for "Carol Of The Bells" my phone stated it was out of memory.

As promised some various Christmas tunes tonight. Dino's Jukebox will pick up on December 28th with the "Y" artist. The countdown will resume Sunday night with #3.

We start with the best selling Christmas tune of all time. Enjoy.

Bing Crosby - "White Christmas"

Bob Seger - "Little Drummer Boy"

Perry Como - "Frosty The Snowman"

Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"

Pentatonix - "Carol Of The Bells"

Enjoy. Have a great weekend
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:47:42 PM

Dino, For whatever reason, I don't care for Jim Carey, he gives me the creeps so I guess it's appropriate that he played the Grinch. lol

MadDog, Thanks, hopefully it will get here soon. The single chat topic is back. Guess they did it to the "I hate" topic too which is now back. Maybe an overzealous mod or another glitch in the system. :)

goldieolds, If you call the phone company here, they won't even send a guy out to check unless you agree to pay if they come inside if you don't have line backer. Now, whether they actually do or not depends on the actual technician. It's not the same repair crews they had when we were younger, as some of these guys are from Verizon and now they work saturdays and possibly sundays. I think the phone company just doesn't want to waste their time so they want to check the whole thing out at once and not have to come back. :)

Fwiw, when I used to live in the city, I did ask the neighbors if they were having problems with their phone lines. Turns out I was the only person with a land line in my building. lol

trugas, Some people call to say thanks for the card. This year the holiday is kind of sneaking up on everyone as turkey day was later this year. Lots of people still send cards though. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:29:02 AM

From what l read, l am not responsible for the wiring even inside, except the phone and connection itself. The owner is responsible for inside wiring, so l will call if l get around to it today. It's funny coz l had a lady call and leave a message telling me l had a loud hum on the message machine and l should check it out.
I don't understand what is happening here. People are calling to thank me for my Christmas card. Is that what people are supposed to do? I thot you just sent one in return.

I found out the logical reason for my posts disappearing. My pointer may be up top and pointing to delete or some other thing. So now when l think of it , l bring the pointer down. Yesterday it took me into saving folders and had a hard time figuring that out and how to get out of it. Everytime l put something in the search line, it took me to folders.
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 3:35:31 AM

Hi DG and all.

Tru, IF it works the same there as here, you can call the phone company and just have them check some things on their end remotely, without coming out. If that fixes it, fine. If not, then you can decide if you want them to come out or not. And even if they do come out and just check the lines and things in the area, then if that doesn't solve it, I think you don't have to let them come in if you don't want to. And if they don't come in, I don't think you have to pay. DG, is that how you understand it? Of course, you'd have to check to see if it is the same there.

Do any of your neighbors have a phone you can borrow just to check to see if it does the same thing?

Good luck.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 1:15:28 AM

RJ....I just found out...not happy about it. Nobody is hooking up, just chatting it up and joking around.

DG...I sent you a Christmas care package!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 11:16:23 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

First of all thanks for the comments over at Emily's new album. More pictures to come as the season progresses.

Some sn*w is approaching the area tonight. Cooler as well with temps around 30 F/-1 C. They're calling for a big storm coming next week just in time for Christmas.

Since I am doing the Christmas countdown, I will not do the regular Dino's Jukebox tune tomorrow night. Instead, I'll take care of a few requests and play the tune by the "Y" artist on December 28th.

Tonight's countdown tune comes with the various Christmas stories and movies in mind. A classic tune from Thurl Ravenscroft. He was the famous voice for Tony the Tiger on the box of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (They're Grrrrrrreat!!!). He has quite a filmography including singing the "No Dogs Allowed" song on Snoopy Come Home, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Lady And The Tramp and a handful of Dr. Seuss movies and specials. Among those include Thing One on the Cat in a Hat, the Wickersham Brother on Horton Hears A Who, and another famous movie involving Whos. One I just happened to watch this evening starring Jim Carey. The mean one who stole Christmas comes in at number four:
#4 Thurl Ravnscroft - "Mr. Grinch"
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 10:42:36 PM

Hi Dino. :)

MadDog, If that's the case, I just got a package from down there. :)

db, It's probably headed your way. ::sigh::

goldieolds, It is a little slippery in spots. :(

trugas, It's good that you have a cell phone to use if you need it. :)

roadjet, I see that. It happened once before when one of the mods thought it was a dating topic where people were hooking up. I sent a message to the mods but it seems that they are getting a high volume of messages.

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:30:22 PM

Hey Dirt Girl. It appears someone knocked down the SingleChat house.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:30:48 PM

I haven't called the phone company coz they charge to come out here if it is in house. I can't afford it. It isn't static, or someone else talking or anything but a loud hum almost like a dial tone. But constant. I have a cell so just listen to messages left and if need be l call them back ...so far only library leaving a message. I don't get many calls. Only keep landline for computer. I'll do something when l get around to it. It just isn't high on my needs list right now. I get so few calls, that l jump when the phone rings. LOL
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:28:43 PM

DG, "wet and soggy" -- eh! Better than white and slippery, but not so great.

Tru, have you talked to the phone company? As DG said, here the phone company will fix for free anything that is outside your unit. And if you call, sometimes they can tell if there is something wrong on the line that may be their responsibility. Sometimes they say they have to come out, and it still could be something outside, and therefor their responsibility. I"ve also had them come out and inside but still not charge me. But of course you can't count on that. The last time, regardingthe DSL I had at the time, was not only my fault, but a really stupid one. I'd forgotten to re-set the modem. I knew to do that, but just forgot. The repairman was really nice about it and said he liked having a call that he didn't have to work at. No charge. So it's been my experience (other times, too,) is that the repairmen have discretion whether to charge. Anyway, if you haven't already, it is worth at least calling the phone company and have them check what they can from their end.

Several years ago I read (and further looked into) that a certain generation of cordless phones were on the same frequency as WiFi and there could be interference. It wouldn't have to be your wifi, could be a neighbor's.I believe it is the 2.4 GHz phones. I think that would be intermittent, and it sounds like yours is all the time, so it would not be that, but thought it worth mentioning.

There were some times when I was talking on my 2.4 GHz cordless and I could hear my upstairs neighbor's conversation. I haven't used it since I got my wifi, b/c I never got the new batteries it needs, so I don't know how it would be affected. But my battery radio has been having a lot of static lately, and I wonder if it has to do with the wifi. Or if it's just b/c its old.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:22:03 AM

GM all.dg- Sorry to hear about the turn in the weather.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 3:11:47 AM

DG....that is cool...my place mainly deals with packages
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:18:14 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG Burl does go back a couple of years, doesn't he?

As mentioned last night, I have some photos to share with you all of Emily's games so far. Everything posted so far comes courtesy of my friend and former co worker, Robin. She's very good at these. Last night they played Parkersburg Catholic and came out with a 38-6 victory over the Crusaders. Emily had a career high 6 points in the game. The Lady Bobcats are now 1-1 on the fresh new season.

Before I forget, here's the link to get to the Lady Bobcat album. These are visible to buddies only. If you're not a buddy already, send me a request.

2014-15 Lady Bobcats

Now, tonight's countdown tune as we now sit 8 days away from Christmas. There's a lot to say about tonight's artist as he is considered the King of Rock N' Roll. I grew up listening to this one as he was one of my Mom's favorites. I was only a young lad at age 5 when we lost him, but 37 years later his legacy and music are alive and well.

#5 Elvis Presley - "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:19:44 PM

Dino, Burl who? ;) LOL

MadDog, Only partway thru my cards and some are headed to your area. lol

db, A good day but much colder. Brrrr winter is back along with the white stuff. YUK

trugas, Hope the trip to the dermatologist went well. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:30:06 AM

My phone problem is a loud hum during dialing or even if incoming calls. Nothing l have tried gets rid of it. I threw away all my old cord phones and now l have no other way to check the line. or plug. All equipment around this phone has been the same since it was plugged in. The charge lights are lit, so i am told it is not the battery or the phone indicates that. I went online and watched their videos and other than outside lines l have followed all suggestions. They are mostly for dial tones anyway. I should have gotten the service, but it cost $10 a month and now l can't get it for 30 days.
At least l have answering service if anyone calls, l can use my isty bitsy cell phone to call them back. I have been on ATT for over an hour. No help.

May go buy new phone to check it .. Just picked up the phone and can't tell if it is the hum or a dial tone. Too early to call anyone around here.

At least my third eye is going to be taken care of today. I finally pleaded enough with a dermatologist to get an appt today. The spot, sore, infection is much worse and entire thing is red and sore now. The urgent care dr was great but had no expertise in this type of thing. She may have done more harm than good by poking a sqeezing. I will find out later today.

The rain is light at the moment and is expected to become heavier later in the day. Tomorrow will be very heavy again. I saw pictures of our creek during the first and biggest rainfall and then compared to yesterdays rainfall. 3 feet difference at least. The big storm had it almost to the foot bridge going across to the rest of the neighborhood.

I made miniature pecan pies to hand out with the Christmas cards.



[Edited by: trugasCA at 12/16/2014 9:39:11 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:48:08 AM

GM all.dg- Hope today is good as well.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:07:32 AM

DG...lol Good luck with that!
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:26:26 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG and db for me, if it's from Sir Paul, It's gotta be good. Listening to some of his other tunes as I type tonight.

You'll notice my change in avatar of one of my favorite basketball players in action. A former coworker named Robin comes to the games and photographs the girls in action. As you can see, she is very good at the photographs. I will be putting together an album here on GB of several of mine and her pictures soon.

Tonight's countdown tune comes to us from the year 1965 as there are several traditional Christmas songs done and redone over the years. You heard one the other evening from John Cougar Mellencamp and another from Taylor Swift. But when it comes to this particular song, nothing tops the original performance of this one. Written by Johnny Marks for the Christmas Special "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" which is celebrating it's 50th anniversary airing on CBS, it was originally to be sung by Larry D. Mann, but was given to Burl Ives due to his singing fame. Several artists including Country performers Alan Jackson and Lady Antebellum have performed this one, but in my opinion, you can't beat the original.

#6 Burl Ives - "Holly Jolly Christmas"

[Edited by: Dino72 at 12/15/2014 11:26:39 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:08:41 PM

Dino, I've always liked that song. :)

MadDog, Doing well here. Doing my part to keep you busy. lol

goldieolds, How about a wet and soggy christmas? ;)

db, A pretty good day. Still gray and overcast outside and still better than the white stuff. :)

trugas, A way to tell if the noise is coming from your phone or the line...push any button on the phone and you will hear just the sound on the line. So if there is static on the line, you will hear it without the dial tone. Sometimes something as simple as moisture will cause it to do that. One thing I learned, is that if you have a "line-backer" charge on your phone (like phone repair insurance) they will come out and locate the problem for free. Even when you live in a multi unit building, you are still responsible for the maintenance of the phone lines in your home. The phone company is responsible for everything outside the building. At least that's the way it works here with Century Link.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 2:50:31 PM

Tru, I forgot to say, that IF your telephone is the kind with a cord, the cords can get old and cause noise/static. Buying a new cord solves it and they are not expensive. Although these days, it might be harder to find one. I don't know, b/c I haven't looked for one lately. Since phones these days have the cords removable, it is easy to switch it out by yourself.

If it is a cordless, is there anything else emitting EMFs (electromagnetic frequency waves) or radio waves that could be causing interference?

BTW, do you have an ear piece or earphones for you cell phone? Using something like that is the safest way to use them, and potentially also easier, b/c you could put it down. Although you probably don't use it that much.

My cousin's husband died of brain cancer a couple of years ago and I am really curious to know if it was on the side that he held the cell phone to his ear the most. But I felt it would be insensitive to ask, so I haven't. They live in FL so we're not really in contact.

A few years ago there was a study on this issue at one of the major Eastern medical schools. I think it was Harvard, but not sure. The results coming back were so alarming that the Professor in charge halted the study, so as not to jeopardize any more people. But the evidence is by no means conclusive and it remains a controversial subject.

Interesting article.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:03:31 AM

Hi Dirt Girl,

I was in Cordova, IL yesterday and the Conquistador there had a vulture sitting upon his silver shield.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:35:53 AM

Goldie, it was apple cider vinegar. I too use plain vinegar to wash windows etc. I am not sure l believe it disinfects tho, which some claim. I stick to good ole bleach for that.

A loud rain beating on something like a drum ,outside my bedroom window woke me and l do not feel sleepy now. So here l am, with not a real thought in my head, but l will post anyway. LOL.

I did get the sticking plunger to open finally. Still haven't fixed the loud hum on my telephone. Looked it up online and found lots of things to do and that it could be, but nothing any further than what l have tried that l can do without help. So when l want to call anyone l turn on my itsy bitsy cell phone to do that. It is so tiny that after l speak, l move it to my ear to listen, like the old tin can routine. LOL. If it gets too far away from my mouth the people on the other end say they can't hear me, and if l don't have it right up to my ear, l can't hear them.

This rain l hear (thru the pipe leading from my wall heater) sounds just as heavy as the "storm" that moved thru last Thursday. Very heavy drops. On top of that storm, we may see some more damage around here. Trees especially from the soaked ground. The river and creeks had a day to run off.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:19:43 AM

GM all.Dino- That's one of my favorite Christmas songs. :-)

dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 2:36:42 AM

♪ ♫ I'm dreaming of a NON-white christmas ♪ ♫

Tru, I've never heard of that "remedy". However, some people do believe that drinking some apple cider vinegar daily has helpful heath effects. I don't know; have been skeptical and never tried it. But that is only with apple cider vinegar, not plain old white vinegar. I think that is harsher. The only thing I use white vinegar for is some cleaning purposes. Sorry your tummy got upset.



[Edited by: goldieolds at 12/15/2014 2:38:11 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 1:24:08 AM

DG...I am ok...just working a lot of hours....our busy season! How are you? :)



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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 11:05:46 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

Glad I could introduce you to some new artists here. Some traditional tunes with a modern twist.

Back up and running tonight. We said goodbye to a great lady here at work. My Boss, Traci said goodbye after 8 years with the company to pursue another opportunity. We wished her a tearful good luck with her new job with a special gift as well as donuts and McGriddles. The North Warehouse has definitely lost one of its cornerstones and the shoes will be nearly impossible to fill.

Not a bad weekend here. Dylan's team won their first game of the season on Saturday making them now 1-5. The Lady Bobcats are 0-1 after a loss to Jackson Middle School last week. My Dad's theory for the loss was that they didn't play Emily long enough.

Dino's Jukebox Christmas Countdown edition rolls on tonight. I've said a lot about this former Beatle simply because I enjoy his music so much. I even called up the local O*dies station in New Martinsville and requested it to hear it at least once tonight. It's worth hearing again at least for me.

#7 Sir Paul McCartney - "Wonderful Christmas Time"
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:05:09 PM

db, Still warm, about 50 today but still overcast. Still better than the white stuff. :)

trugas, Glad you got the plunger to work. Sometimes they're tricky and refuse to pop up. Drinking a lot of vinegar would upset anyone's tummy. YUK.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 12:07:53 PM

Got the pump working on the facial cleanser and it worked after doing the same thing over and over. Now if l can get the hum out of the phone....
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 9:58:49 AM

I once fell for a claim that taking vinegar and honey or some such thing would dissolve the calcium deposits on my knees. Didn't do a thing, nor did l believe it would, just thought l would try. No harm done right? Poor tummy suffered from all the vinegar. That wasn't a supplement but claims are made and til they are caught, people try them.

I am gullible just like everyone else, when in pain l will try things. Hopefully not spending a whole lot of money on whatever it is.

I got that facial cleanser and now l can't get the plunger to work. l unscrewed the cap and fussed with it awhile, then gave up. I remember doing similar before, and it just popped up. But not this time. Can someone remind me how to get the squirt plunger to unlock?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 9:14:21 AM

GM all.dg- Hope your weather stays that way for as long as possible! :-)
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 7:49:41 PM

db, A fantastic day. Very warm here for this time of year. Almost everyone was out in just shirt sleeves or a sweatshirt today. :)

goldieolds, There is no way I'd pay that amount for an ice scraper, heated or not. lol

Btw, you're on your soapbox again. Go outside and play and enjoy the warm weather. ;)

trugas, I'd never thought to soak chicken in buttermilk. Sounds like it would be good. Hope you are able to find a dermatologist soon. Hard to get to see a doctor at this time of year as everyone is trying to use up their health savings accounts and get things done before the holidays.

The glucosamine lawsuit was brought because of supposedly false claims made by the manufacturer Rexall Sundown and not any bad ingredients. The court didn't find them at fault but the company settled rather than going to court as it's usually less expensive.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:18:59 AM

WOW Goldie, a person needs to have a medical degree or have been chemistry major to understand all of that. It is just too confusing for me to even go into, since l don't NEED the product especially. It is supposed to be helpful, but in my case it wasn't, so why bother? Don't have the knowledge to understand all the different complexities so give up. If my life depended on it then maybe l would take the time. Since it doesn't then it doesn't make that much diff to me. And that is just the one product. I have had several that l found l didn't benefit from or couldn't overcome the adverse reactions. I took Glucosamine/chondrotin for awhile for my knees (suggested by a satisfied user friend) and since the pain in them is not constant, then l am unwilling to pursue as thoroughly as you do the different choices. I just take an Ibuprofen if knees bother me for a day or maybe two, then l am fine.
I understand that a person with lifelong pain and problems with medicine and who has had alternative Drs and supplements that have helped, would feel strongly about them. T l have not had that experience thus am grateful that my health is fairly good for my age, and count my blessings, and just go along with the flow. PS l have had prescribed meds that l had side effects from as well, and stopped them too. I only take Thyroid, and B/p med(which l take 1/2 in am and 1/2 in pm, which is also for rapid pulse) Other than the breathing sprays etc. I am basically against taking anything l don't really need. OH l am taking vit D now and once in awhile 1/2 of B complex.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 12/13/2014 10:23:22 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 9:36:43 AM

DG, here's something you might want to add to your Christmas list. Nonscratch heated ice scraper & melter ($18)

"goldieolds, Some health problems that seniors have are actually caused by side effects of the medications they need to take."

I know that well. During the years I was caring for my mother I administered her meds, and also kept up with them when she was in the nursing home. I think she was taking 21, as I recall, and I saw how many were for the effects of other ones on the list.

Tru, note that DG said the lawsuit was against "one of the manufacturers of glucosamine", not against glucosamine itself. Not all supplements are the same, even ones that have the same active ingredient. That ingredient may come in different forms, and there can be all kinds of different non-active ingredients. A person could have a sensitivity or allergy to any of the active or inactive ingredients, and there could be additives such as artificial flavors or other things, that IMO are junk.

Think of the "pink slime" that is added to some ground beef. Other ground beef is pure beef. And even the pure beef may have different amounts of fat. They are not the same and someone might react to one, but not the other. I have found that I am sensitive to supplements (and probably other things like drugs) in the suggested dosages. I usually take a lesser amount.

Here's info about glucosamine itself, as well as mention of the lawsuit, which had to do with claims some mfrs were making. Glucosamine

I am not trying to talk you into taking it or anything else. Just trying to point out that there are many differences and other things to consider when taking a supplement. IMO one should give them at least as much, and probably more, due diligence and consideration of ingredients, forms, etc than one would give to the food they eat.

When I was in the hospital after 2nd back surgery I did not react well to the pain killer they were giving me. I didn't stop taking any kind of pain killer (thank god!) but was switched to a different version.

As matter of fact, after my first spinal surgery I had a reaction to the blood transfusion. My mother was told there are minor factors in blood that were not usually typed.

People can have reactions to anything.

[Edited by: goldieolds at 12/13/2014 9:42:22 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 8:10:16 AM

Really dirtgirl? Class action against Glucosamine? HMM May look into that just for personal inquisitiveness.

Actually got THREE loads of wash done in 2 hours yesterday. Had to sit there for over an hour while clothes dried, but took "Gone Girl" library book with me and read some. Finished that book.

The sore on my forehead is filling up again and is angry red and sore. Need to get a Dermatologist to see me. They are all either on holiday/vacation or way too busy. This is not normal. It isn't healing.

Other than that, all is well here and l am off to the store for just the antibiotic, cetaphil, and some buttermilk. I want to soak my chicken breast and then make chicken tender strips. Tomorrow l will make lemon bars from recommended packaged box. The birthday girl loves lemon bars.
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dbgindy
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 7:52:50 AM

GM all.dg- Hope you have a great Saturday as well!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 8:55:10 PM

db, A fantastic friday and the weekend is now here. :)

trugas, I remember hearing that there was a class action against one of the manufacturers of glucosamine about a year or so ago. As long as you know the otc meds you have problems with, that's the important thing. Writing them down is a good idea too. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 8:45:42 AM

Morning all...I am doing well thru the "storm" (just a whole lot of rain) and ready now to go do some laundry as soon as l see a clear patch in the raindrops. Got the dusting and floors done and kitchen needs dishwasher run when it is full. Otherwise nothing to do. One month without housekeeper. Doing fine.
I need to rearrange frontroom furniture with the walker being returned, there is a jumble of "aids" at the front entrance and hard to get in and out. Also need to turn a cabinet to make room to insert the lamp there as it is too dark in the corner where l file and print documents and receipts.

I so agree with you Dirtgirl about supplements causing problems. I can attest to that. I think l already mentioned Glucosamine and my problems with it and the one a Day vitamins etc. I know there have been others but forget just now. I don't want to go back thru my folder of things l have taken that l had to stop for one reason or another as it isn't that important to you, but there have been several. I just avoid them when l can. Even sugar substitutes caused me headaches.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 8:30:48 AM

GM all.dg- Hope you have a good Friday!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:56:21 AM

Dino, I hadn't heard that verision of "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus" and I've never heard of the other group.

db, Thank goodness for small things. lol

trugas, Hopefully things will dry out soon. :)

MadDog, Hope you're doing well. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 1:32:13 AM

Hi again DG! LOL
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