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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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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 12:14:07 AM

DG...I hear they give good meds! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:55:10 PM

Oh, now I see, Tru. Thank you for explaining.

You have to be careful about what brand of supplements, like anything else, IMO. Some brands may use fillers, artificial colors or other things. Even the active ingredients may be from different sources or be different versions, some of which are worthless. Calcium supplements are a good example of that. Some forms are not absorbed or utilized by the body. And anything made from the sea I am extra cautious about, b/c so much in it is polluted these days.

I know you probably don't want to try any again, but if you ever do, let me know and I'll give you a link to the company I order from. They are trustworthy, have very good prices and a very good return policy, if something doesn't work for you you can send it back postage-free. Some of their own label products are very inexpensive. I also like their website and use it to learn about products, esp. new things that I don't know about.

Sorry you didn't get to be treated to something from Taco Bell.

Glad you got some rain today. I hope it's more than just a little.

Hi DG, kind of coolish today, eh? And dropping from here.

I went outside to water the tomato plants and had forgotten about the Gerbera daisy plant that is still out there. It has not bloomed again for a long time, but the leaves have really been filling out. I'm thinking it might be worth bringing in, even for the greenery.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:44:38 AM

Sorry Goldie l used the wrong term when describing things l have taken. They were not homeopathic but rather supplements and over the counter non prescription drugs and that type of thing. Can't think of the word.

We have blessed rain today, light but steady. So happy to get anything.

Was to have taken friend to buy gas and she was going to treat me to her favorite food at Taco Bell, but couldn't go til 3 pm. Way too late for me. Then another lady was to come along and then they would also stop to shop, that did it and l said NO. She called in a m when l was going to take her and cancelled, so l started cooking and baking anyway.
They are late risers and don't want to leave house til after her soap opera anyway.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:24:31 AM

DG, I wish!

I just looked out the window and saw a couple of little green tomatoes and a few flowers on the old tomato plants. I better go water them, which I haven't been doing, since taking off all the ones that I thought might be viable.

Tru, sorry you had those reactions, but I am very surprised. I've never heard of anyone having a reaction to a homepathic, and I've also heard it isn't possible. Maybe you had an off-brand that had some extra additives in it. And since they are absorbed under the tongue, they don't go through the stomach, so shouldn't have an effect there. Puzzling. But it is what it is (or was).

Glad you aren't taking more meds. That's good.

DG, if you need any appliances, I've been hearing ads for Warner Stellians St. Paul warehouse sale this weekend. It sounds good. Wish I could get a new dishwasher, but I'm not ready for having it put in. Ad says they have Bosch for as low as $399, as an example.

Or maybe if I get a plumber, I can use my old one again. I'm afraid that the what-cha-ma-call-its are dried out.

Have a nice weekend, y'all.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:35:02 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope you have a fun Saturday.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:56:28 AM

MadDog, Come on over to the fun side. ;)

db, Very nice weather today. :)

goldieolds, Maybe the chair is growing. ;)

trugas, That's very good only taking that few pills. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:01:33 AM

About the gas question, yes l do drive more than once a week. Short distance but try to get out on the freeway fairly often as well to counter the effects of stop and go and short distance driving, as l did yesterday. I drive one to 6 times a week. Don't feel good week then it is only once to buy fresh food. Feel good and have money l go out up to 6 times. LOL.

I understand what you are saying Goldie, opposite effect by minor dose or whatever...when you are injected with flu to prevent flu..type of thing.
I have tried several homeopathic drugs and found l have allergic or stomach reactions and so avoid them and regular drugs as well, as much as l can. I only take a minor drug for B/p and thyroid. The rest are all over the counter things like baby aspirin and ant acid etc. Cough drops. Nasal sprays. Breathing sprays. But for pills just 3 prescriptions. Acid reflux and B/P pill and Thyroid. And l have cut back on all but the Thyroid...with dr permission. Every other day for the acid reflux, and 1/2 the B/p twice a day. I remember taking as many as twelve or more even doses a day at one time. Quit it all. I took cholesterol (that was very popular for awhile) and hormones and two or three things for b/p like water pills along with regular, now take only 1/2 a pill at a time. I don't remember what all l took that l didn't really need apparently.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:18:33 AM

"Ma'am, you're no lady." ;) (re the bugs)
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:10:16 AM

A-looo-ha!

DG, it's only one of quite a few things that I take advantage of. But I'm glad, too, to have more preventatives and other things to prevent having to take drugs, which usually have "side" or other unintended effects. And can become a downward spiral. When I had my routine colonoscopy last year, the nurse said she was impressed b/c it was rare for her to see people my age not taking any drugs. I did show her my list of supplements.

I believe there is a lot of wisdom in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). They've been using and perfecting it for thousands of years. In China they now use some Western medicine, too, and I believe that integrated approach makes the most sense. Once someone explained it to me this way: Western medicine looks at the body like a machine. Eastern looks at it like a garden. I liked that.

No, balcony door is still immobile, but I did open the two little ones for a while. And guess what found their way in? Those little lady beetles, or whatever they're called. :(

This summer I moved the furniture around, both inside and outside, to be able to use the little door into the bedroom. It's filthy, though. I never cleaned it after not being used for many years. That made it easier to carry the water out, b/c it's closer to the bathroom where I fill the watering cans. I'd been using the little door in the den, since the sliding door stopped working last year. I have to squeeze between the big heavy chair and the wall/door knob, and I can tell I'm gaining weight b/c that squeeze is getting tighter (as if I couldn't tell from the mirror and the clothes).

Friday is supposed to be the best day, and the weekend good, too, but cooler. Then next week, it's downhill.

(oops - didn't get this posted in time.)



[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/24/2014 6:16:37 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:24:52 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope today is nice as well.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:42:13 AM

DG...if I could, I would be left more insane than some claim I already am! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:53:31 PM

db, A beautiful day here. Almost felt like spring. :)

goldieolds, Glad homeopathy is the right option for you. Hope you are able to open the patio door and let some of the warm air in. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:43:44 AM

Hi.

DG and Tru, to clarify (slightly), you can't judge a homeopathic remedy based upon its ingredients as you would a chemical or biological substance. It is based upon the "Law of Opposites". There are even substances in them that are normally poisonous. But they are diluted to the point where very little, if any of that substance remains in it. That's why they are considered to work more on an energetic level. I've taken homeopathic remedies that contain ingredients that I am normally allergic to. It *may* help to think of it similarly to an allergy shot, which my brother used to get all the time growing up. I think those contain the allergen, but they don't really work in the same way.

Dr. Mirman explains it better than I can, so if your interest is sparked, I recommend reading or listening to what he has to say, at the links I posted on Oct. 22. Obviously, I am not a doctor or scientist and don't want to tell anyone they should or should not take something. I'm only trying to share what I've learned that has helped me, over 40 or so years of looking into such things. Homeopathy is better known in Europe and elsewhere around the world.

It was helpful to *me*, though, to write about it the other day. So maybe that was the real reason I wrote - to myself. I think to take it after a traumatic type injury, such as a fall, but forget to use it on a more routine basis. My jaw was very sore (have TMJ but it is usually under control now). Writing about arnica reminded me to go take some. :) My jaw is feeling better. Can't say how much it helped, but I believe it did and am glad it's feeling better. I think it was from eating a Clif Bar that was too old and hard as a rocky cliff. But I was soooo hungry. ;) Also my chiro had done some work on my jaw, just prior to eating the hard bar. Muscle work, not an adjustment.

I'm looking forward to getting in to my PT next month and hopefully she'll do some Cranial-sacral therapy, which really helps my jaw a lot. I say hopefully, b/c often other things, like my back & hip, need attention more, and there isn't time to do it all. She's an incredible healer and has done a lot to open up my hip and regain some of the lost mobility. She gets me into positions that if anyone else tried, I'd slug them. ;) But I know it will help me afterward.

Sorry to write so much again, but you know me by now, that I get carried away in the moment.



[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/23/2014 8:52:28 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:23:30 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope your Thursday is a good one.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:13:56 AM

Dino, That's just with regular gas. Gas with ethanol leaves a whitish film on parts. I forget the exact problem you were having with the blinker but have you tried a new "flasher" fuse? If not that, have you tried googling your make car and the problem. Sometimes you run across someone else who has had the same problem.

MadDog, Been there, done that. lol I'm in Hawaii. Are you sure you can't read what's left of my mind? ;)

goldieolds, Whenever I have to take something I look at the possible side effects. Seems like I too would get an allergic reaction from Arnica. :(

db, I missed it again. lol

three30, Good thing you went swimming before eating. ;)

trugas, I have heard that if you keep fresh gas in the carburetor or fuel injection system you can avoid that. Hard to do if you have a mower that you can't start in the winter but easy to do with a car. Even if you don't drive a lot, I'm sure you start your vehicle about once a week. :)

wackiness, Nice to see you. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 1:08:22 AM

HELLO
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:45:29 AM

Uh Oh...think DG is heading to Hawaii again! Hope she doesn't forget after that brain surgery! LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:20:26 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

The saga continues.

Got a call last week from the garage that I've taken the Dodge to for the pesky blinker problem. They came up with an idea to reprogram the codes on the power module using a computer from a former dealership they are in touch with in Parkersburg. I'd heard of the dealership and decided "At this point, what do we have to lose?" Mrs. K took it down today and, yes, you guessed it. Same result. To quote our own ohyeah, "GRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

Now the mechanic wants to take a couple of days to trace the wiring and look a bit closer on the situation. They said they wouldn't order a new part for the fact that they can't return it unlike the used parts they've tried. Luckily, the mechanic did not charge us today since they didn't get the problem fixed. But I know he's got to be as frustrated as we are.

With all this in mind, I'm taking tomorrow night off meaning you get Dino's Jukebox tonight. The "Q" artist does not have "Queen" in their name anywhere.

Tonight's tune comes from the year 1966 and has been claimed to be the tune that started the punk rock movement. The band took it's name from a 1957 Japanese film titled "The Mysterian" in which aliens from the destroyed planet Mysteroid try to conquer planet Earth.

The song was a #1 smash in 1966 selling over a million copies and is ranked #213 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest rock songs of all time. The band is headed by lead singer Rudy Martinez who officially goes by the name "Question Mark" or "?" I guess he beat Prince to being referred to as a symbol by over 30 years.

Q - Question Mark & The Mysterians - "96 Tears"

Have a great weekend buddies. If all goes well, see you Monday night at the earliest.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:49:59 PM

Tru, good question about the gas. I'm interested in the answer, too. The question that came to my mind was about cars whose owners go away for the winter and let their car sit for several months.

I'm not trying to talk you into it, but fyi, homeopathics work more on an energy level than on chemical or biological. There are no known interactions, side effects, etc. For specific remedies, either they work or they don't. No adverse effects if they don't, but it is not always easy to find the correct remedy for the specific condition. However, Arnica Montana is a more general remedy, not for a specific condition.

I have a lot of allergies and have to be careful, too. For example, I'm allergic to chamomile, which is in a lot of natural and even "hypo-allergenic" items. As I understand it, it is in the same family as ragweed, and I have a diagnosed ragweed allergy. Before I started avoiding chamomile, my forehead would be red after washing my hair and I didn't know why.

Here's the website of local doctor, Jacob Mirman, MD, and this link will take you to a summary of homeopathy.

Here's a link his book, "Demystifying Homeopathy". You can read it right there, online. I have a copy in an audio file in my iTunes. There's a link on the lower right of that page, to download it, if you have the capacity to listen on your computer. I don't know exactly what you'd need on a p.c. iTunes is free to download and is compatible w/ PCs, too.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:54:00 AM

Thanks everyone, l needed the sympathy. It was quite the tumble but getting the Advil in and laying down to let the muscles relax , did the trick. Overnight it was painful to turn over ..and l turn a lot during the night, but next day, yesterday, l needed nothing. Was fine. But the arthritis is back today. Neck etc. That is normal.
I have heating pads, linements, and some salve the dr uses for his tennis elbow, but l am too lazy to use them. So what l did worked fine. Thanks again.
Goldie l did look up your suggestions and would fear to trigger the allergies, if used the pill, and like l say l am too lazy to apply things. I am afraid l am one of those who just pop an Advil. Not too great for stomach, but l try not to overdo.

Question.. By the way l buy gas.. filling up at quarter of a tank used, that leaves a whole lot of old gas in the tank. My question is "will that old gas bother my cars engine?" I never or not often let it get down to near empty. Or is the stored and unused engines discussed her for winter storage the only way old gas left would bother?
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:26:32 AM

Hi Dirt Girl,

Yesterday out at LaSalle Lake, I swam in the cove, had a snack in the grove then I rented a canoe.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:19:26 AM

GM all.tru- May you have a swift recovery.dg- Have a good Hump Day.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:51:00 AM

Hi DG and all!

Tru, I am soooo sorry about your fall. :(( I hope you recover quickly and really didn't break anything. But if pain persists it might be a good idea to get x-rays (and I don't readily recommend x-rays). This would be a good time for the homeopathic remedy arnica. It's amazing how it can help calm things down and speed up the healing. I'd recommend first and foremost the oral kind that you dissolve under your tongue, and also the topical kind to rub on the painful areas. I've experienced it myself and have many friends who also swear by it. When I fell on the ice outside my friend's on the way to her New Year's Eve gathering a few years ago, when I walked in and said I'd fallen. Everyone in the room said, "arnica, arnica, arnica". LOL My friend went upstairs and got some. IMO everyone should have it in their medicine cabinet. I kept taking it all night after I got home. My hand got worse and worse and I thought, "this isn't supposed to happen, I took arnica". It got to where I couldn't use it AT ALL, even to floss my teeth or remove my robe. I took some more and rubbed some on before I went to bed. Also did some mental, energetic things. When I woke up the next day it was like a miracle healing. No pain and the only thing I couldn't do with it was lift a gallon jug of water.

Other times I've used it, the result wasn't that extreme, but it did decrease the pain and speed the healing process. Another remedy, the Back Flowers Rescue Remedy, is also very helpful.

These remedies are available in most drug stores or health food stores nowadays, but are cheaper bought online (or telephone mail order).

When my mom was living here with me, she fell in the kitchen. For a couple weeks or so she complained about pain and we'd say, at least we were grateful that nothing was broken. Then pain got worse and I took her to an orthopedist who said the sacrum was broken. He didn't recommend anything and sent her home. The pain got very bad and we had the worst weekend of my life. With my back, I wasn't able to help much when she couldn't get in or out of a chair or bed. We borrowed a wheel chair, but still had to get her in and out of it.

Now that I think about it, I don't know why I didn't think to give her those remedies. Wish I had. Maybe she wasn't open to it.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:12:51 AM

DG....You should visit Nova Scotia sometime! They are an hour difference from me!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:52:32 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG I have heard about gas breaking down after it sits for awhile. Didn't know about it sticking to the carburetor. Good advice.

goldie thanks for the congrats on Emily's grades.

tru sounds painful. Maybe a heating pad and Ibuprofen is in your future. Hope you recover quick.

For the first time in about 3 1/2 years, we are paying under $3.00 for a gallon of gas. I remember back when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005 and we jumped locally from $2.69 to $3.09 just in time for Labor Day weekend. It was sticker shock at it's worst. Technically we're still over in Moundsville, but both Kroger and Speedway are advertising $3.02 with 3 cents off with their rewards cards. Never thought I'd be rejoicing over $2.99/gallon.

The kids got the house decorated for Halloween. The neighbors used to be nortorious for going all out, but they have since moved and left the house abandoned. I guess that's a Halloween decoration all its own.

Next week, I'll be putting the jukebox into overdrive. I've got some Halloween-themed tunes to play throughout the week and will be able to play one by an "R" artist on Thursday. I'll save the suspense, it's Ray Parker Jr.

Rainy day here. Temps have dropped into the 40s for the evening. Time to grab and extra blanket. L8R
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:46:48 PM

Dino, If it's regular gas you can use stabilizer but it's really better to run it out. Gas is only good for about 3 months and then it changes, attracts moisture, causes varnish like build-up on the carburetor, etc.

MadDog, I've traveled to both coasts to gain or catch up. :)

db, It's either feast or famine. lol

Hi goldieolds. :)

trugas, Ouch, hopefully you will feel better tomorrow. I'm so glad you didn't break anything. :)

three30, As long as there weren't 3 witches around the cauldron talking about boiling and trouble. lol
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:53:44 PM

Hi Dirt Girl,

Yesterday when I was in Kilbourne, IL, I dipped my cup of soup back from a gurgling, crackling cauldron in some train yard.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:11:29 AM

Dino one of the things about it getting dark early is that l cannot go out to eat dinner as it gets dark before l would be able to finish eating, so l eat late lunches then.

Yes Goldie when ill i don't need a housekeeper to pull something out of the freezer and heat to eat, l can do and do that much myself. I now stagger into the kitchen no matter how sick l am and heat up something,,,even just soups. But l would eat a whole meal, probably if someone cooked for me.

Took a fall yesterday, and as l was going down l almost got my balance back, and l remember feeling happy that l did...............then l continues the fall. My whole left side is sore and my kidneys yesterday, but l am much better this morning than l thought l'd be. I think because l came home took advil and lay down to let the muscles fully relax. My understanding is that tightening muscles cause pain. Where l hit the ground hurts..my hip and knees, my wrist and heel of my hands. I continue to have good luck and don't break a hip. That would be so devastating to me. And then l really would need a housekeeper who could cook.!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 4:27:23 AM

GM all.dg- Hope today is a bit less hectic for you.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:06:56 AM

Hi all.

Dino, congrats on Emily's good grades. Is sounds like that one B is really a B+. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:30:50 AM

DG...I have on occasion...lol Sometimes ahead of time...lol
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:31:12 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG I have heard that it's good to run all the gas out for the Winter. I'll definitely have to check on that Stay Bil. I've emphasized to her that the grades come first from the day she first started playing at Lubeck four years ago.

tru when we "Fall back" in a couple of weeks, we'll see sunset at nearly 5:30 with it being around 5 by the first day of Winter in December. I don't care much for those dark Winter days either. I like those warm summer nights and daylight until nearly 10 PM.

Trying to find the Steeler game radio broadcast this evening. No luck. Their flagship station, WDVE in Pittsburgh, will come in, but faded and they will not stream the broadcast online. I've settled for checking the score off and on.

Mild temps and off and on rain this evening. L8R
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:51:51 PM

Dino, Fwiw, if you have ANY ethanol in that gas, run it all out of the mower. It's not worth the repair bill. If the leaves fall off the trees in your area, use the mower to mulch them. Those are some pretty good grades and you are right, you have to have the good education as a base, everything else is extra. :)

MadDog, It helps to know how to time travel through the GB. ;)

db, A busy day and now only 4 left. :):):)

trugas, I think for some people trying to learn the computer is like trying to learn a foreign language. Sounds like a good idea for buying and cooking less for the freezer. :)

goldieolds, The area that I took the picture from is about the same height as the wooded part of the rock outcroppings in the picture. I think it probably looks higher because the bare rock is at a lower elevation. The picture was taken from the northeast side of Shovel Point looking to the North (technically East).
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 3:29:50 PM

DG, your photo has such a high vantage point. At first I thought maybe it had been taken from helicopter, but realized there are treetops in the foreground. Standing on a ladder? ;-)

Tru, I think maybe you need to do the same thing I need to do: eat more of the food from the freezer. I've been trying to make a conscious effort to do that. OTOH, you've talked about wishing you had a housekeeper that knew how to cook the way you like, in case you get sick. It sounds like maybe all she'd have to do is take something out of freezer and heat it up. :)

It's nice that you get so much enjoyment out of your computer. I do too. I don't think that most people your age aren't quite capable of learning new things, like the computer. I think for many it's about something so new to them, maybe a fear of trying, or not understanding how much they'd like it. One of my neighbors who's about your age has a computer, but not internet.

My Dad did have trouble learning new things when he got older. In his 60s, I believe. I think his short term memory loss, needed for learning new things, was the early stage of Parkinson's and dementia that was to come, but was yet undiagnosed. Not too many years before that he'd gone back to learn about selling health insurance and passed the licensing test. (He'd sold life insurance only, previously.) So not being able to learn how to use an IBM Selectric typewriter, for example, was deterioration of brainpower that he'd previously had. I wish we'd had his vitamin B12 level checked. Some of this sort of thing is preventable, in some cases.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:08:16 AM

Yes our daybreak is later too Dino, ours is 7:30 and when the daylight savings starts it won't be til 8:30 or later in the morning. That is mid-morning to me. l like getting up early. Don't like getting up in the dark. But l do like it being a little bit longer daylight in the eve. Not much but a little. Not a fan of winter darkness, or days of gloomy weather. Like the sun and sunny days.

Dirtgirl l have thought of that (having only about 2 days to eat everything in the freezer in power outage) but no big concern, as our outages rarely last that long. The longest l ever recall , admitting a bad memory, the longest was about 10 to 12 hours. Well within the safe zone. Still l think l need to cut back on the amount of food in the freezer. It is hard, coz l put all kinds of homemade jelly and left overs, breads and stuff in it l should just forget doing, and stick only to the expensive things. But on the other hand, even bread is $5 now. And l was taught not to waste food by tossing leftovers etc. So another thing l am doing is to stop cooking in such large quantities and stop buying for my son. I think I will now just give him a cash card once in awhile, he is a good shopper. I have in the past bought larger than l need amounts of say chicken breasts because my son loves them. Way more than I need. IF l confine the freezer to just my needs then l might, l say might, have less in it.

I can't believe that people my age aren't quite capable of learning new things, like the computer...but maybe their interests are elsewhere. I just really like being able to ask the computer things like l just did a latin quote l saw on USMCturtlehead's site. Or how to care for a certain plant to see if l would want to buy it. Things like that and lately l have been looking up menus of different restaurants. Use the computer for oodles of stuff. Instant info. I have an inquiring mind. And am too impatient to wait to find out stuff. LOL.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 4:31:40 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:00:55 AM

DG...lol...I see it's been good to you!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:03:39 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG at least she's my monster. And that's all that matters to me. Thanks for the compliments.

Slow weekend for me. Got the yard mowed for the last time this season. Tried to run the gas out of the mower and will look into added some Staybill that my Dad recommended. He's my lawn mower expert.

Wanted to touch base about my long Thursday. Emily's Parent Teacher Conference went well. She is sitting on 4 A's and 4 B's with one of the B's being a 92%. A 93% is needed for an "A". Grades close this week for the first nine week grading period of the year. Got to pick her brain as we were in there for over an hour. This was one of my only chances to see what she's doing in school and how she's doing it. I love going to the basketball games, but I've tried to emphasize that the grades come FIRST. As I told her in a text "Good Grades=Basketball."

Speaking of basketball, will have two teams to follow this up and coming season. The first one is obvious as the Lady Bobcats will take the court in about 6 weeks. Probably less. The second one is the Knights of the Middlebourne Youth League. Dylan has signed up to play again this year so it'll be two sets of games to go to. Yes, I'm giddy about this. Another team we'll be watching is the Lady Patriots of Parkersburg South High School. Their starting lineup from last year will return this year as Seniors. They should be poised to make another run for the state title in class triple A. I promised Emily we'd go to Charleston if they go back to the title game.

Cooler days for us. Daytime temps in the 50s. Daybreak not until after 7 AM right now. Back to work tonight for me. Have a great Monday buddies.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:51:58 PM

MadDog, Hawaii is pretty darn nice, thanks for asking. ;)

goldieolds, Yes, I did take it. I got tired of the fall pic but I guess I took this one in early fall because I see a bit of color. The last time I looked, I think lamb loin chops were around $13 a pound...I can live without lamb so I don't look anymore. lol

db, Another relaxing day. More beautiful weather. :)

trugas, At least your freezer is full so if there is a power outtage you're good for about 15 hours or so. The picture is part of Tettegouche State Park which is why there are no roads...well, there is an access road to some of the camp sites but most are carry or cart in.

[Edited by: dirt girl at 10/19/2014 9:53:12 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:20:47 PM

Tru, I admire you for trying. Many people your age would not even try to use a computer, esp. w/o grandchildren close by to teach them. I have a cousin in SoCal about your age or so, and he won't even try to use a computer. Even at the library, when he was volunteering there. But he's a Luddite, too. Many in my building, also, that don't use computers.

I don't think there is a difference for pictures. I just tried the link I made yesterday to your freezer pic and it worked fine. I made it the same way as any other link. It's about the URL (address). When making a link on GB, you have to delete the "http//" that is automatically there, or else not copy that part of the URL. You don't want it repeated. But I don't think that's what happened, either, since there was nothing after the "http//". Probably just a minor error. Somehow the URL didn't get copied.

My bottom freezer drawer is full of bagged frozen veggies and such. I buy them on sale and store. Probably some other things in there, too.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:26:22 AM

Goldie l looked it up and just thot l would try it. Kinda different for pics l guess. l will try another time. I don't even use the copy and paste anymore. Don't really have much need for it.

That drawer is full of chicken. The top shelf is mostly beef, but you see l shove other things in.

Sorry dirtgirl about the link, but l haven't fully learned l guess. Beautiful coastline, lots more trees up to the edge than most of ours. Ours has roads along the edge of land.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:33:30 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you have a relaxing day.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:26:52 AM

Hi DG. Love your new avatar photo. Did you take it?

Agree that loin lamb chops are the best. That's the kind my parents always made, but they have gotten too expensive for me now. Normally, if I bought a shoulder chop I'd consider putting it in the slow or pressure cooker, and maybe I will, but the meat counter guy at WF where I bought it, said it would cook as good as the loin chops. Don't know; haven't tried it yet.

LOL, Tru, your freezer looks like mine. But maybe a bit better organized. And I think I have more stuffed into the basket on the bottom.

FWIW, they say that a full freezer is more energy efficient.

Kudos for trying the link! There wasn't anything after the "http" so maybe the "paste" didn't work? Keep trying, you'll get it. Let me know if you have questions. :)

Cat 1 tropical storm approaching Hawai'i, so not the best place to be right now.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:08:34 AM

Trugas...I totally agree with you! Leftovers are nasty!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:08:12 AM

DG...you have a good point! BTW...how is Hawaii treating you? LOL
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:31:54 PM

goldieolds, Loin chops are usually better but also smaller and more expensive. Lamb is usually cheapest around easter but nothing is sure anymore. Have you tried lining the bottom of the oven with aluminum foil. That will help some with the splatters. :)

db, Very relaxing. Also a very beatiful day here. :)

trugas, Your link doesn't seem to work. I don't mind eating leftovers either but can't do it for more than a few days. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:58:33 PM

My freezer
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:02:09 PM

Also l used to cook 9X12 pan of lasagne and freeze more than half of it. I found it is not as good rethawed, it gets too watery.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:34:43 AM

NO NO NO! I DO love leftovers. l have many in the freezer. But it doesn't seem to taste as good to me after being frozen, and potatoes other than mashed, don't freeze well.
Stew has to have only certain veggies to re thaw nicely. I like to eat stew for a couple of days then no more. Unlike Midnight l cannot eat the same thing for days on end, with one big exception...thanksgiving dinner l will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For as many days as it lasts. Smile.

The stew l made yesterday l ate twice and one more helping left. That is just right for me. I have the beef bones to finish and some liver to cook today. I have recently taken some soups out of the freezer and they don't look very appetizing. Something happens to the carrots and such after freeze and thaw. Some work some don't .

Crock pot cuts out a lot of standing over stove. Just veggie prep is time consuming, but some frozen by fast freeze method is just great and all the work is done. Like these stir fry veggies l have been buying lately. I cooked butternut squash yester day , only one half of it. Had to use a hatchet to cut it open and acorns are even tougher. I think l read somewhere to poke a few holes and micro a few minutes to soften the tough skin.
Anyway l ate some of the squash and took the rest and smashed and bagged it and froze it. Things freeze nicely that way and easy to reheat. I have zucchini fixed that way as well, and who knows what else as l don' t have a list of my veggies. I need to go thru them and sort them like l did the fruit section. I have been eating frozen fruits for breakfast and desserts lately.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:59:57 AM

GM all.dg- Hope today is relaxing for you.
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