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daddy89
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2009 3:31:38 PM

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



[Edited by: CC at 7/6/2009 1:29:28 PM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 9:43:42 AM

Yes Baylee, she will have extra hours at first. But you will have to pick her up. LOL.

So the solution for seniors who no longer drive,is hop on a bus to shop then cab home? Well guess what ..some of us old folks cannot step up on a bus. Some busses do kneel, but not all.

Wait til you age , then you will find out all these little things you no longer can do. Stepping over the side of a bathtub was recently mentioned by GB Sneakers. He can't do that. Is having a walk in shower installed. PS...if you hate showers and want a bath , get em while you are young, cos most of us can not get up out of a tub anymore.

I used to tell my 90 year old friend who slid his feet, "pick up your feet"...now l find in my house l am starting to slide my feet in fear of tripping and falling l guess. I didn't realize l was doing it. I'm not sure why l do. Maybe my slip on slippers tend to fall off? l dunno. But old folks do things that irritate young folks, or they don't understand why and mostly we can't explain why, the body just changes.

M6 sorry you got pneumonia...but good you got to DR.
Hope all that Kentucky snow doesn't stop my "housekeeper" in Kentucky now, from coming on back to CA. She is leaving on the first of April, so stop snowing...!!



[Edited by: trugasCA at 3/6/2015 9:48:01 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:00:15 AM

How are things today, M6? Hang in there, it'll all be melted by July.

We're in the single digits this morning, but the weatherguessers say it'll be in the 40's next week, so let the melting of the white plague and water pipes commence!

Jan, I'm expecting 70's and 80's for the trip. If it's too cold for golf we're coming over to your place to camp out.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:27:17 AM

Good morning, jan,

Whoooeee! It's about 35° colder this morning than it was yesterday morning! Yikes! It's about 30° right now, but going up to about 55°, so that'll be better.

It was a good morning out yesterday, even though I did get rained on some when I was putting the groceries into the car.

Today? I am staying home. :)
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:20:02 PM

Evening geez, M6, Claudie, BB and Tru

Weather was just great yesterday!!! Sunny and 78. Today??? Well it started out warm, then more rain and wind and the bottom is falling out of the temps again. sigh

M6 wish you could have seen a Dr. sooner. I think I barely dodged that bullet myself !

Troy Bilt used to be a great brand to have! Back in the days we had the tiller, cart and chipper vac. They did their job and did it well. 35 years later I don't think anything is working except for the garden cart frame. I checked into getting one for here and the prices are astronomical and I know the quality isn't nearly as good. What a shame.

My yard is a lot bigger and we use Deere's at the barn so I got what I'm used to using but on a smaller scale! Zero complaints for year 1. Hope that continues going that way :-)

Tru glad you're getting your favorite housekeeper back! Sounds like you're such a good cook you don't need help with that :-)

BB my cats aren't exactly helpful when they get on the keyboard but yes I have seen commands that I've never seen before or since lol

Claudie I sure hope this is the last weather we see in the 20s (tomorrow night). I am soooooo ready for spring!!

Geez I sure hope the weather cooperates for your golf trip!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:06:25 PM

Man, did we get slammed last night and this morning. I thought the high end prediction of 17" was just a joke, but we had between 21" and 23" with a layer of ice underneath. They've renamed this burg "Little Boston". I don't know how the newspaper carrier got through, but when Trish went out to get the paper this morning, she was in snow past her knees. I saw some poor guy around 1 a.m. trudging down the middle of the street and was tempted to call 911, but he kept on truckin'.

geez, that's interesting to know. None of the paperwork mentions MTD, so I don't know where I'd have to take it for warranty work.

BB, we had over 2" of rain before the ice and snow started. If that had been snow, we'd have really been in trouble.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 5:13:06 PM

Good afternoon! I hope that those who haven't posted for today are just busy and not "under the weather". The big s***fall in Kentucky is making news here, and it must be worse for you guys without all the winter equipment we have.

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 9:14:52 AM

No luck on the water front yet, BB, but warmer weather is coming. The water situation in Troy is making the news here. apparently, over 50 houses are or have been without water lately, and I'm guessing more will make it known as the news spreads. The city is doing nothing about it and blaming Mother Nature. Stay tuned, this could get interesting.

M6, the Troy-Bilt factory used to be here in Troy NY. I bought a garden cart and some parts for my Troy-Bilt rototiller from the factory store. Nice place and nice people, but they closed down many years ago and I think the Trot-Bilt stuff is made by MTD now.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 5:22:25 PM

BB, one of the problems was that the town was so small there was no taxi service. We have the same problem here; one will come from Owensboro but it's about $30 just to get here.

jan, it's a Troy-bilt. I probably only have one-third to a half of an acre, so it's really just to make things easier for Trish. Went to the doc today instead of tomorrow and I have pneumonia. We're getting sleet right now and expect 8 to 17 inches of snow and ice by tomorrow. Yuck.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 12:02:59 PM

Good morning!

Jan, our last kittie was so smart that he would sat on my lap and stretch out his dainty little paws, touch my keyboard, and open new functions on the computer that I had never seen before. And yes, he also helped me type. We still miss him!

I sometimes drive through an area of TO that has a lot of public-housing apts. Peole who live in them and don't have cars can get to grocery stores -- by walking or taking buses -- then take a taxi to take their groceries home. There are always lots of cabs lined up outside of those stores. So that is one way to get a ride without paying too much extra.

Geez, any luck on the water front?

Tru, good for you getting back your favourite helper. Can she spare me a day every week or two?
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 11:20:49 AM

m6gm, we had a similar thing here, but l understood both sides. A man used to charge $10 to take people to dr or shopping. One lady complained he charged her $10 to take her to Safeway (one block) but he waited while she shopped and brought all the stuff home. I think to me that is worth it. Course if you have little money, it isn't ...Safewy charges $25 to deliver l think, so she saved $15....

It's all relative isn't it?

It's a beautiful sunny day. I had a good news phone call and good news from manager about a bench being placed out front. That is nice, but we need some between walking to mailroom and wash house. By the time l get back here l can rest inside...still it will prevent my having to cart chairs out to the front to gather with friends.

The phone call good news was my housekeeper before last one is coming back to CA a whole month earlier. So l only have 6 more weeks to do my own work, then it's lazy BJ again. Full retirement. She is such a joy to have around. Spriritually uplifting. Makes me feel so good. I don't even care that she can't cook.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 7:49:34 AM

Morning Claudie, M6, geez, Tru and BB

I had a fairly long post all ready to go yesterday and for some reason didn't hit send :-( Came home and the cats had added to it. Thought maybe I could save and edit but of course no such luck lol

The weather is horrible! Yes we had a 70 degree day on Monday with sun. But then the temp ultimately dropped to 36 and rain. I ran errands yesterday because I knew there was no hope of riding and finally just couldn't make myself even stop for gas because I was tired of being in the rain!!

Like Claudie it's very foggy outside and around 50. Let's see if it makes the predicted 80 degrees!

M6 what kind of lawn tractor did you get? I love my Deere but if I popped a wheelie I'd be afraid of a roll over :/ Hope you're feeling better!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 7:39:15 AM

Good morning, jan,

Really warm today and somewhat tomorrow and then the bottom falls out tomorrow night. Thank goodness, by that time, this moisture will be outta here.

Looking out the window right now, I see it's really, really foggy! That, in itself, tells that the temp is up.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 6:16:38 PM

geez, the neighbors that used to live across the street had another house then they (she) decided to buy a new one. They were having to pay 3 mortgages and everything else, so they sold quick just to get out from under.

tru, I once had a family living in a hotel. It was a mother, son and grandmother. They didn't have much money to begin with, or a car, and someone was charging them $15 to go to the doctor (3 miles) or to the grocery (1 mile). That was extortion.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 2:44:52 PM

I hear you, Tru. Yes, it's a gamble. However, she's had little interest in the house, and she's paying on the mortgage, taxes, heat, etc., so...
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:23:00 AM

I don't know about that renting before buying stuff. What if after she is in for 3 months she decides it isn't a good fit? Can she then back out on the buying part?

Got a $7 flatbread coupon from Olive Garden, so called over my neighbor that l go with monthly to Olive Garden to see if she wanted to go right away to take advantage. She said yes and off we went .. I printed 2 coupons and we each ordered a different flavor to try both ..Mistake, they brought 2 of same, so waitress said she would order another for me to take home. Great 2 for the price of one. We made out like bandits, so ordered a big dessert to share. Donuts to dip in chocolate ..saw and wanted to try them but $6.00 so wouldn't have ever done it. But sharing for $3.00 was fine...except my neighbor only gave me $1.50 as her share. After l gave her the savings of a coupon and all? OH WELL. I didn't say anything. Must have been a misunderstanding.

Speaking of misunderstandings. I said to my Fearless Leader that buying a $6 lunch everytime someone drove her to Dr was way too much. I went into discussion of cost of gas going up still....and l guess that is all she heard, coz she called and said "if you don't want to take me, .....will." So l had to go down and explain what l said was just the opposite of what she heard. All she heard was that gas was going up. I reminded her that the first time l took her she offered me $10 worth of gas and l said "NO WAY" it only uses about a gallon of gas to go there. So l took her several times before l actually collected on the lunch. But what l was saying was she pays people too much to take her, by buying them lunch everytime, even at Taco Bell it was $6. I told her l actually don't want payment, but sometime like once before, she might take me to Urgent Care if l didn't feel up to driving.


[Edited by: trugasCA at 3/3/2015 9:26:48 AM EST]
geezer
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:01:19 AM

BB, yes. The flashbacks are keeping me awake. Actually, they're not flash backs, they're just flashes. As for saying the house needs work, that might be a real turn off for the potential buyer. I'm just hoping we get some warmer weather so the water flows before long. Ah well, 25 days to the golf trip.

M6, I feel for you. We're a lot more used to this type of winter, so it's got to be a lot tougher on you. Hang in there, July is coming.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 7:43:47 AM

Good morning, jan,

Really weird weather we're having here, but I'll take it. Warm temps (starting yesterday; got up to almost 70°!) continuing through Thursday, and then it gets cooler again. I was able to put my plants out on the back porch yesterday, and I actually left them out there overnight; probably won't even bring them back in until Thursday afternoon when the low gets back down into the low 30s. No sunshine, though; cloudy, cloudy, and good chances for rain.

I have an unexpected stay-at-home day today. :) I did Mom's shopping yesterday b/c it's supposed to rain off-and-on today and I didn't want to take the chance of taking her out in that kind of weather (she still has that 'shoe' on her left foot)...unless I HAVE to. It'll be nice to get some 'stuff' done early this week. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 6:27:18 PM

Lowe's delivered the lawn tractor this morning. Trish let off the clutch too fast and popped a wheelie. It scared her, but it was kinda funny at the same time.

The lion part of March is coming soon. Heavy rain with thunderstorms tomorrow which will transition into ice and between 6 and 14 inches of snow following that. I know that's nothing compared to what Boston has had but it's too much for around here.

jan, I go to the doc on Thursday, provided he can get to his office.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 5:42:46 PM

Good afternoon!

Good news, Geez - and can't you just say that the house needs more work, without saying exactly what it is? Are you getting flashbacks to your other house sale last year?

Oops, I meant to post this hours ago.

March definitely came in like a lion aroung here, so I hope that the lamb part happens as it should!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 11:27:30 AM

Good and bad news on the house. Good news is there's a woman who wants to buy it, and she's been approved by her bank, but she doesn't have enough for the down payment and there's a program to help people with down payments but they're out of money until June. The real estate agent wants to rent her the house until then with part of the payment going toward the down payment. This is all good, but who knows how long it will be until the water comes back...

I can't imagine renting a house with frozen water supply, or even letting on that this has happened. I'm sure it's a rarity, and partially happening because there's no one in the house running the water, but still...

Oh, and February was the second coldest on record here and the fourth coldest month on record.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 9:11:13 AM

Had a nice Sunday. Productive. Swiffered and dusted everything in the bedroom. Venetian blinds to the runners for the closet doors and everything in between.
Sure needed it.
Then after a few minutes rest, l went to the kitchen and filled a dishpan with hot water, soap and bleach. I opened the cupboard doors and washed them inside and out and then the dishwasher, sink and stove.
Came into frontroom and washed and squeegied the windows. Went outside and hosed down the dust on them.
Later l ran the dishwasher and then went to have dinner with Fearless after she borrowed polenta and Parmesan. She felt guilty. A couple was there and they watched old TV comedies. Left early and watched 60 minutes then Downton Abbey and bed.
Good day of cleaning, and visiting friends.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 7:51:54 AM

M6 I hope you're feeling better!!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 7:45:09 AM

Good morning BB, M6, geez, Tru and Claudie

Unlike Claudie I had more rain all day long. Wasn't heavy but stayed cold. I hate this weather!!! But like BB says, it should be better by the end of the month and hoping I don't see any more single digits !

Hoping to get in another muddy ride today. Seems like this might be our only rain free day if the forecast is correct :/
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 10:45:04 PM

Good evening! Much more messy weather today, but it must be coming to an end soon - like about a month.

Geez, good going on finding the shutoff valve. I hope that things come out all right by just letting everything warm up (whenever that is!).
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 6:39:21 PM

tru, they've always got some excuse. If oil went down to $0 a barrel, the price of gas might come down to $1.50 a gallon.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 9:07:18 AM

Maybe the 20 cent increase in price of gas in LA and SF is because they are already the highest priced areas. But here we had much more of an increase. Costco was $2.25 at the beginning of Feb. l wrote it down. $2.37 in one week to $2.49 the second week. I saw that and ran down to buy gas and by the time l got there it had risen another 6 cents per gallon from Gas Buddy price of $2.53 that morning. I paid $2.59 on Tuesday Feb 17th. By the end of that, the third week, it was $2.63. One more week it was $2.85 by the 27th. I didn't look today. $2.25 from $2.85 is 6o cents in one month.

I looked and it made it to $2.95 by the 28th.. and that is our lowest priced gas station around. Most are way over $3 now. But Costco is or was at $2.95 yesterday.

I called my previous housekeeper and she STILL has bronchitis and tires easily. On her second round of antibiotics. They predicted our antibiotics would soon be unable to fight germs. True in my case of pneumonia. Over a month to get over that and for her bronchitis it has been since November.



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janrey
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 8:52:22 AM

Morning geez, Claudie, Tru, BB and M6All this talk of cutoff valves is making me wonder where mine is!! I can shut the breaker to the well off for sure but there's probably something underneath the house where I just don't want to go!!! And I have a pretty decent sized crawl space with plastic down. But still....

Claudie it's definitely raining here and has been for hours. Of course it's also 33 degrees. So tired of this weather!!

Yesterday was fun though! Had book club at a different member's house that lives 45 minutes away. We had to do it on a Saturday since several have jobs during the week but it was so much fun to do!

Tru one of the GB articles is about the price hikes in California and how it's record setting fast. Sorry :-(

This month it's at my house but I have until the end of March to whip the house back in shape. With all the mud, general bad weather and me be sick for so long I've let things slide again :/

[Edited by: janrey at 3/1/2015 8:53:26 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 8:25:19 AM

They can call, but I ain't comin'!
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 7:54:28 AM

Good morning, jan,

Well, it's not raining or anything; just really cloudy and gloomy, so I guess I can say that March is coming in like a lamb?? Maybe I need to wait 'til I see how the rest of the day is, though.

I am staying home again today, though, this day won't be as nice (outside) as it was yesterday. Rain is supposedly moving in; hope it waits until later this afternoon, so they can get the big race in. I know there are thousands of people going that hope the same thing.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:53:31 PM

geez, just make sure they don't call you back to NY after you've left for your golfing trip.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 1:36:54 PM

BB, the shutoff has been found - in a small pit in the corner of the dining room. there's a small trap door and way in the back is the shutoff, up over the sewer cleanout. We found a schematic of the water run from the street, and it isn't pretty. The water line is under the blacktop sidewalk up the side of the house, then under concrete by the spot where it comes into that pit. I'm fairly certain that the freezing is along that route somewhere and not inside the house. We're just going to have to wait it out.

The good news is that the incoming pipe is copper, so it must have been replaced at some point. A water pipe from 1926 would possibly have collapsed by now.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:41:38 AM

Good morning, jan,

Thank goodness, we've had a coupla days of drying out time here. The ground is a little soft, but not squishy any more. Just in time for some more rain (Monday-Wednesday, they say)! At least the temps are warmer than before.

Since it's race weekend in this area and since there's an outlet mall in my town, I believe I will just stay home. No need to have to deal with all those extra people. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:29:46 PM

Afternoon jan, BB, tru, Claudie and geez. Trish went to her doc to have a biopsy done on a mole near her left ear on Tuesday. She said she would take a few scrapes of skin, but she took out a fairly large chunk. Gave her some antibiotic cream and told her to take Tylenol. She's been in so much pain that she's been crying and the doc won't give her anything. That makes me furious. She can have as much pain medication as she needs from me; screw that doctor.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 1:16:49 PM

Good afternoon!

M6, Toronto used to do their water billings based on the # of rooms and bathrooms in the house. When we lived there in the 80s they were just beginning to install water meters. I was talking to the city water dept. and found out that we could get a meter installed if we wanted to, but even if we paid more that way we would not be able to switch back to the other way of computing the charges. So we agreed to switch to metering, and the bills dropped to about 1/3 of the original costs! Sounds like Troy is where TO was 30-some years ago? But there must still be a shutoff valve somewhere!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 10:07:27 AM

M6 l do not know where in Ky my friend is...Lexington would be a guess.

Janrey but 50 cent increase in less than a month? Unheard of.

I have been up for hour and half and trying to get my email. It said the error was :dropped by Imap. What ever that is...and the os isn't open til 9 or so. What a drag. Not that l get much that l want.

Didn't do much yesterday and guess l will only go to Safeway for their $5 Friday stuff today. Have no books to read, and only watched one Netflix yesterday. Can't figure out how an entire day just disappeared. Nothing in my journal, and l don't remember doing much either.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:19:06 AM

M6, as far as I can tell, Troy NY doesn't meter their water.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 8:25:52 AM

Morning Claudie, BB, M6, Tru and geez

It's Friday! I have a day off from the barn. The sun is shining and I'm feeling pretty good. Not a bad start to the day :-)

Claudie I forgot to mention we got 2.5" of rain in that last storm. We're totally underwater at the farm. No place for it to go. Just need some serious drying time!

M6 if it's anything like I had, I feel your pain dude. Hope you feel better soon!!

Tru our gas is going up also. Knew $2/gal wasn't going to last but to hear the politicians talk about more tax blah blah blah you'd think they did :/
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:15:16 AM

Good morning, jan,

Hope you're feeling good today.

m6gm, apparently LOTS of people make bread and milk runs to the store when there's a threat of bad weather. <shakes head>

Thank goodness, it's going to be another drying-out day for us before it starts to rain again Sunday evening (no threat of snow/ice here as the temps will be above freezing during that time). Hope the rain holds off b/c this is race weekend in this neck of the woods. While the race track is named Atlanta Motor Speedway, it is located about 15 miles (if that) west of where I live (in a town named Hampton). Not close enough (thank goodness) to hear the roar of the cars, but sometimes we DO see the planes 'practicing' for their flyovers, if they have them, that is. Nice. That's the part I like the best, while hubby loves the races.

As for what I'm doing today....not really sure yet. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 5:05:01 PM

Damned if it isn't snowing again.

tru, where in KY is she?

geez, I would think the water shut off would be at the water meter.

jan, Trish gave me what she had. I've been miserable since Sunday, but it just had to run its course. I like the "equestrian version of muddin'" lol

Claudie, does everyone make a bread and milk run when they predict snow there?

BB, is the Siberian Express over with for this season?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:53:18 AM

Good morning! Flakes of you-know-what in the air right now, but only a bit expected today.

Geez, there has been lots on the news about the same problems with water in TO. There was even an interview with a former city councillor, who was the chair of the Works Committee, which supervises the water system. He just got his water back on, after none for 10 days! He was able to figure out that the problem was on the city side of the setup, but there was a long lineup of others who also had the same problem.

There was also a city employee interviewed who said that everyone with no water should call the city and let them know; then it is determined where the problem is. So it sounds like you shoud do that as well - and maybe the people in the matching houses know where their valves are? With that house empty, the city could just turn off their valve and wait till things warm up, right? That may be enough to fix the problem.

We lost our water once in winter, but that was because the cover of the shallow well had an opening that allowed cold outside air to settle down into the well. The SO got to go down on a ladder and use a small propane torch to thaw pipes, and we had to fix the covering so that it was solid again.
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Since this is GAS Buddy, l feel the need to mention the biggest raise in prices in the shortest amount of time in my memory....Costco went up .50c per gallon in less than a month. Since Feb 1st. til yesterday. That is an increase of $8 per tank for me.
$44 for a tank of gas??????
I think l may be forced to stop driving, rather than choose to stop ..High cost of car insurance plus this high gas price.

Kitchen cleanup yesterday then in between and after, l caught up on Downton Abbey.
I soaked in bleach a lot of white dish clots. Still trying to get them white again from last housekeeper's misuse. I have been without a housekeeper now since Dec and loving it. Did ask one yesterday if she had any hours and she said how many hours do you have? l asked her first and when l said l only wanted someone a few hours a week she said "most of us want more than an hour here or there" so l dropped it. I dont' want full time again. I called my best ever housekeeper in Kentucky and she said that was foolish to turn down any work. Can't wait til she returns in May.


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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:12:09 AM

BB, I have no idea where the intake shutoff is. It certainly isn't inside the house and wherever it is outside, it's buried under snow and the city controls it anyway. Remember, there's no basement and the water pipes run inside the house walls. since the exterior walls are stone and 16" thick, they didn't run pipes inside them. The interior walls are thin partitions, so they couldn't run them there, either.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:26:39 AM

jan, good to hear all you got was rain. :)
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:24:43 AM

Well... We got about 5" of snow then it started to rain! BLAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:16:26 AM

Morning Claudie, Tru, BB, geez and M6

Survived another wintry mix day!! Had snow on Tues that eventually turned to light rain. Then yesterday had heavy rain that started as snow, turned to sleet then just poured all night. I'll have to check my rain gauge but I'm sure I got a lot more than 1" !!

Tru and BB you're right. I'm not totally well but feeling so much better than I have in 2 months! We've got the wheezing totally under control. Looks like I'm going to be on asthma meds for awhile....

We actually got on the horses yesterday and did the equestrian version of muddin'. It wasn't a beautiful day by any means but was just so nice to even take them out for a walk :-)

Hope to do the same today!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 7:51:49 AM

Good morning, jan,

Yesterday's doctor appointment for Mom went well (go back in 6 months). We got in and out in pretty good time, and since I wasn't really sure what the weather would be like overnight or today, I decided to go and get my grocery shopping done. That was at about 11:15. The store wasn't TOO busy, but busier than it normally is on a Wednesday. Light rain started about noon, but I had the groceries in the car by then and was on my way home.

It's reported that several counties in north GA got between 6" and 9" of snow! Whooeee! That was on top of what they got in the last storm! :( WHO says it doesn't snow in the South? BTW, we just got rain; I checked the rain gauge and there's an inch in it.

How did things turn out there?

Weather-wise (today), we are in the clear where I live. Well, not sure if there's any ice on the roads, but the temp IS 34° so maybe not. It's supposed to be in the high 40s today, so that'll be good. Already, looking out the window next to me, I can see some blue sky, so that's good, too! :)

Well, since I was able to get my grocery shopping done yesterday, I don't have any errands for today. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 12:53:17 PM

Geez, did you turn off the water intake for the whole house? When things do finally thaw, you don't want a flood inside! As well, you should leave all of the taps open after the intake is off. How warm is the interior of the house?

Tru, good point about the time needed for the drugs to work. And I bet that a relapse would take much longer to recover from.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 9:53:23 AM

Janrey you went to dr on the 17th ONE week ago to be diagnosed and put on antibiotics.
It would be a miracle to already be well.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 9:15:39 AM

Last night the local TV weatherguesser put up a chart of below zero days. Our normal number of below zero days for the winter season is ten. Last winter - the winter of the polar vortex - we had ten days below zero. As of this morning, this winter's total is 19, with more expected.

And Monday, while at stepdaughter's house for yet another plaster repair, this time due to ice backup, we discovered her house water supply is apparently frozen as no water comes out of any faucet in the dwelling. BB, we've had to take it off the market for a while to get things straightened away. ::sigh::
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:09:16 AM

Good morning, jan,

Oh, my! A very tricky weather situation here in Georgia! There is a 'Winter Weather Warning' for about the top half of the state, meaning there could be snow (a coupla inches) as far south as where I live (about 30 miles straight south of Atlanta). It's a great big watch-and-see what we'll get on the south side...could be just rain or snow (depending on where that danged weather system moves). I guess we'll just wait and see. :(

BTW, from the predictions I have seen, I am guessing you're in for several inches of the white stuff, too. :(

No matter WHAT the weather prediction, I still have to take Mom out for a doctor's appointment this morning; it's at 10 o'clock and with her 'regular' doctor (6 month check-up). Depending on the time we get out, I might go to the grocery store afterwards; I just don't know at this point. This predicted weather is just soooo iffy! If I don't go today, I'll either go Thursday or Friday, depending on the weather. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Oh, yeah, hubby and I are going to the Senior Center for breakfast first. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:31:11 PM

Good evening! M6, I've just been busy, but not all that cold except for some chilly windy nights. AND our preventive measures are keeping the kitchen taps working! I just won't want to see the next hydro bill. Geez, that means power, not water!
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