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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: Oct 30, 2014 11:22:09 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG Wolfman Jack was a legend in my book. My earliest memory of him was a TV variety show he did in the '70s. I remember him being a significant figure on "American Graffiti" as well. Another air personality that was a companion courtesy of the AM radio.

Me work hard? How long have you known me;-)

Had a great evening with the Mrs. and Dylan this evening as Trick or Treat took place in Middlebourne tonight. I'm enjoying a Twizzlers right now. Emily, at almost 13, has decided that she's done with dressing up:-( Yeah, I know, this day was coming.

Was unable to get the jukebox tunes out last night. So, let's get caught up. Don't worry, I have extra quarters if anyone needs them.

What haven't I already said about this guy. Greatest selling album of all time, seven top 40 singles from this album, and the late, legendary Vincent Price doing a "rap" on this tune. As close to rap as I'll do on the jukebox. The actual video runs about 14 minutes long so I decided we'd go with a home made version with emphasis on the song.

Michael Jackson - "Thriller"

The second Halloween-themed tune was a huge hit for this guy in 1981. It was sampled in 2009 by Kid Rock and that particular version sits atop my list of songs I absolutely hate. The original Warren Zevon song is one of my all time favorites. How can you go wrong with lines like "I saw a werewolf drinking a Pina Collada at Trader Dick's?"

Warren Zevon - "Werewolves Of London"

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without this classic from 1962. And this one does have a cute video with it.
Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "Monster Mash"

Finally, the regular weekly Jukebox entry.

For this week's regular jukebox entry, I came across some fascinating trivia connected with it. The song is "Ghostbusters" from Ray Parker Jr. In some countdowns it peaked at #2 being kept out of the top spot by "When Doves Cry" from Prince for the movie Purple Rain in 1984. When the sequel to Ghostbusters came out in 1989, Bobby Brown was called upon to make the single from it. It also peaked at #2 being kept out of the top spot by.... you guessed it, Prince. He was a #1 with "Batdance" from the movie "Batman." No other artist has performed this unique feat and was a definite one in a billion shot for the Pop charts. Have a safe and happy Halloween buddies. See you back here after we flip the calendars and set the clocks back.

R - Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:05:20 PM

Dino, Don't work too hard. :)

trugas, We're going to put you in charge of any get-togethers here. ;)
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:03:48 AM

I changed my mind about the food, and decided to lay out sliced turkey and cheese and all sorts of condiments to go along with that and soup. Then l had cheesecake thawed out. Worked out well except one lady cancelled due to her feelings getting hurt by Fearless Leader "smart comments" and didn't want to be around her. I fully understood, but she came by after they all left and was ringing her bell and blowing a little toot horn coz Giants won.
I told leader she should apologize, as l did when l hurt her and she did. But said "I apologize so you can come to the get together" and l said That wasn't much of an apology. You didn't even say you were sorry. She agreed she has a big mouth. Reason l interfered was they are longtime friends and share gardening and l thot got along well. Don't want their friendship to end over a small comment. It wasn't that bad, but the lady was already touchy about the item discussed (her garden)because the office has been on to her about it's watering and size. This lady who got her feelings hurt was all decked out in team colors and is really into the festivities. She even colored her hair in strips. Orange and black. I took her picture for her. She calls me her BFF. Tho we aren't really that close, it is a fun thing she started. Even gave me a coke with BFF on it.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 4:08:09 AM

Good evening all

It has been a super busy night for me. I wanted to stop in and say a quick hello while I eat my 4 AM lunch. We'll try to catch up Thursday night.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:50:48 PM

Dino, Sounds like you have a good mechanic. Hopefully it won't cost you too much. That's one of Alice Cooper's better albums after the original group. Another song you hardly ever hear on the radio is Clap for the Wolfman.

trugas, You are more active than lots of people 20 years younger than you. Let the cleaning lady do her job and save your energy for something that you want to do...not need to do. Sounds like a good potluck. :)

db, A pretty good day. Was just thinking there is a whole generation out there that has never heard a record skip on the radio. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:20:37 AM

Watched the Giants lose yesterday. One more to go...
Good food and lots of fun at the get together. Popeye's chicken and salad, pumpkin pie and brownies.
I come home early..Poor man moved all his furniture out except chairs couch and TV to accomodate us. These apts are too small for company of 6 people without doing all that.
That is why we have our potlucks out on the grass in front of apts.

Goldie Costco has Red Yeast Rice on sale in NOV. and l wrote it on my list tho l don't take cholesterol meds anymore. A dr in clinic in Fort Bragg years ago recommended this Red yeast Rice to me. I tried it and had side effects and quit. That is another over the counter alternative drug l cannot take. Don't know why. So won't buy it again. I have very good good cholesterol which overcomes the bad, but my triglycerides are high.

Todays game l have big crock pot full of chicken veggie pasta things l will provide and
Fearless leader will bring polenta. Someone will provide dessert l am sure.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 4:28:03 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope your Hump Day goes well.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:55:26 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

Tonight's jukebox extra is not really a Halloween tune. The title goes along with the Halloween theme, though. As DT would say, it's one of those songs that the radio just doesn't play anymore. Even the o*dies stations. It was a #3 hit in 1968.

Classics IV - "Spooky"
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:09:09 AM

Just glad l am still able to get out and do physical things once in awhile. Feel so wimpy sitting around while housekeeper works. I could have done her job yesterday, as my energy level is high now. But l didn't, so she can work. She has most things caught up here. I do maintain tho, unlike some people she works for and tells me each time she goes it is like her first time there. They expect her to do a weeks work in 2 hours. She works really hard to do it all and l keep telling her to do only what she can do in 2 hours and leave the rest. But l guess then it would just keep on getting worse.
She is supposed to be a "support system" for us, not wait on us hand and foot.

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 11:20:03 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

goldie I have been in there once. My former Mother In Law shops there and recommended an herbal supplement to cure anxiety attacks. It seemed to work well also.

DG the mechanic working on the problem now is the second opinion. He's been more than fair with us and so far I'm only out $125. But he does want to look into the whole system a bit further.

Monday evening here and have already made one trip to Moundsville today. We stopped in to pick up some basketball shoes for Dylan as he will return to the hardwood this winter for his second season. He found a pair he liked and then, as we're heading back toward home, he discovers the two shoes he has are different styles. Luckily we hadn't gone far and did a U turn to get him two that matched. We stopped off at Wendy's for some dinner and I got the opportunity to try their new BBQ pulled pork sandwich. I got the smoky barbeque sauce and it was good. I do recommend it.

Dino's Jukebox is playing extras all this week featuring Halloween-themed tunes. The first selection comes from one of the originators of "Shock Rock" because of his elaborate stage shows. His first releases date back to 1969 with his first solo work starting around 1975. In the late '80s and early '90s he was perceived as a hard rock artist although that's not always been the case. It's time to enter the Halloween-themed Dino's Jukebox with a simply courteous welcome...

Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"

[Edited by: Dino72 at 10/27/2014 11:21:00 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:21:25 PM

Dino, It might be worth a second or even third opinion given the cost of the repair.

db, A wonderful day. :)

Hi goldieolds.

trugas, Sounds like you had a very busy day. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:23:42 AM

My son has a term for it. "Thinking outloud" When someone talking about doing something, but not saying "for sure". For me it's a "might or should". But l went right out and did what l was talking about. I emptied the half barrel into smaller containers. Got to coughing badly from cigarette smoke. Went outside and looked two doors south of my garden and there he stood, breaking the rule as usual. So l said "would you please not smoke as l am coughing from it when l am trying to work out in my yard". He hesitated but then said OK l will go out in front.(That is the rule no smoking on this property)Thanked him and went back to digging. Rested after first barrell emptied and moved to new spot.
Then decided to fill that barrel from the second barrel l wanted to empty. Thereby giving different soil to grow a tomato should l change my mind.
That was all fairly easy and l was encouraged. The dirt was dry and not too heavy.
But l went ahead and tried digging out the Clematis from wet soil and unbelievable root system. Long story shortened a bit...Pulling it up after much loosening, was really hard. Finally got it into the barrel and guess l broke it a lot but it might survive.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 7:23:35 AM

Dino, now that you know what it is, do you know a reliable mechanic that isn't at the dealer and could replace it less expensively?
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:37:39 AM

Hi all.

Dino, in my car the fuse kept going out that controlled the interior/map lights. Mechanic said there was something causing it to keep blowing, but they would have to track the whole electrical system to find it and that could be very expensive, too. So now I keep a flashlight in the car for when I need light inside the car. But you can't hold a flashlight out the window. At least not on the passenger side when you're alone. ;)

I thought I'd written that last week, but scrolling down, I don't see it so I must have forgotten.

Do you shop at the Mother Earth store? I like that type of store. That's interesting architecture, with that little piece that looks like it was an afterthought. The building looks like more like Southwestern than eastern.

[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/27/2014 4:41:31 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:17:05 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 11:28:23 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

DG I did Google the problem and according to the dealership I went to, they said it was an internal fuse that need replaced. However, the whole cluster had to be replaced instead of just one at a cost of $900. That's why it still isn't fixed.


A schedule conflict prevented me from taking the car down to get checked out this weekend. It was Emily's last basketball game for the Fall league as well. It was a loss, but Emily did get 2 points, 1 steal, and a couple of rebounds in the game that stayed close, but the girls came up short losing 19-13.

While I was down there, got some pictures as well to pass along to you. If you have trouble getting to these, I will eventually make them available on an album here and on FB as well. I have plenty to upload for here, just a matter of taking the time and getting the house computer working. The internet is currently disconnected on it.

Former Stout's Pharmacy They were locally owned since they opened their doors in 1897. They finally closed in 2013. The pharmacy was to the right, and a coin shop was in the space to the left.

Stout's Pharmacy Sign when they closed they wiped the letters off both the side of the building and off this sign. You can make out just barely that they were established in 1897.

Former Jungle Drive Inn Theater This was the last of the drive inns in the area. This one went dark after the 2013 Summer season.

Dudley's Florist If this looks like a 7-11 to you, it's because it used to be one. Dudley's used to be across the street from this until fire destroyed the location in 1998. Not sure about the connection, but they are located at, approprietly, 2300 Dudley Ave.

Mother Earth Foods This place is alive and well and has been in business since the 1977. They specialize in herbal supplements and organic foods.

Sports, other than Emily's basketball team, did well this weekend with every football team, except for Tyler Consolidated, I follow winning this weekend.

Warm temps ahead of us this week. Temps pushing 70 through the week. Time to get this work week kick started. L8R
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:02:46 PM

db, It was a fun saturday and no partying. lol

goldieolds, I don't need any appliances right now but I do know they have very good service there. Loving this warmish weather. :)

MadDog, You'll never know if you stay on the "normal" side. lol

trugas, If gardening is becoming too much for you, then it might be the time to give it up. You still have your patio and you can sit out there and enjoy the nice weather or eat dinner out there. :) As for the freezer situation, I got the impression that you weren't going to buy any more deals for the freezer. I don't think that you ever mentioned that you weren't going to cook stuff to put in your freezer. :)
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:02:32 AM

I had heard it was to rain all day yesterday, but it didn't rain past 10 a m.
Got sunny and in 70's and that is what they predict now for a week or so. Back to watering the plants. I woke this morning from a semi-dream where l empty all the dirt from 2 half barrels and put my clematis in one, and move the other to the center of the patio for more sun. It is a lot of work and my back would kill me, so l don't know if l want to bother. I am about to give up on any real gardening. I seldom eat the tomatoes l grow. The beans didn't have a chance against those little birds. Most everything else is just as good from the stores.
I also thought l should empty and refill them OUTSIDE of my patio. That way my son wouldn't have to deal with them when he has to close out this place.
I know l said l wouldn't and freezer was too full, but l looked up foods that l can make and freezer - for when l can't cook- and l made turkey tetrazini and froze 4 quart bags in a nice flat condition. Snuck them in on the beef section and also froze my left over stew. So that's a start and l am thinking of doing (as l get room)Chicken enchiladas or spaghettini, and chicken cacciatore. I saw a recipe called Rumblethump and thot l would try that. I have some mashed and frozen butternut and regular italian squash, and off and on l put mashed potatoes in.
Rumvlethump is English potato cabbage dish.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:42:36 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you aren't still partying from Friday night. ;-)
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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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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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