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Fire_n_Ice

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Message Posted: May 7, 2007 10:31:02 AM

Stop in and meet ohyeah, a funny lady from Raleigh, who really needs her own home here. After the miles she's accumulated zooming thru GB on a daily basis, she really needs a place to put her feet up and relax. Welcome to your new home, ohyeah!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 4:44:40 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: I see Pittsburg clinched a playoff spot today. New England sewed up a first round bye. With a win next week or a loss by Denver this week or next, the Patriots gain home-field through out. Might see your Steelers in Foxborough.

I hope you have your shopping don for those girls of yours! Knowing you work at Kohl's, I can just bet where half of the stuff comes from too! If I do not hear from you by Christmas, I do hope it is a Very Merry and Happy time for you and yours!
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Have a great day ohyeah!!
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On this date, in 1891, the first basketball game, invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts by James E. Naismith, was played.

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 1:19:09 PM

Greetings ohyeah537.
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On this date, in 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million.

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:39:40 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: I head off to my first PT session tomorrow afternoon. Just need to call the referral line at the doctors office to have the referral to the PT. Found one of my errand can only be done by mail with the registry. stopped in a branch office, but unless I wanted to drive 50 miles to one particular office, it has to be mailed. Bureaucracy!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 2:26:04 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The latest update:
Friday was a big day for me. Dug the Dart out of the snow, warmed it up and cleared the windows. Fired up the Arien 28" snowthrower and cleaned up the driveway and walkway.

Went nice and slow to scrape as much snow and ice off the 200' (61 metre) drive and 50' (15 metre)walkway to the house. Used the half barrel of sand mixed w/lots of salt that the town dropped off the week before on one side of the driveway and several times on the way to the house.

Was out 3.5 hours cleaning the cars on snow removal detail, and sanding. Without a doubt the time spent was exhausting. A 3 hour nap was taken. Sleep is still erratic. Longest rest is 3 hours, once and a while 4 hours. Body needs all the sleep that can be had.

Woke up the next day, after several sleep sessions, achy w/a hip that hurt as much as it did the next day after the hip replacement surgery. That surgery was just 3 weeks ago yesterday. Am halfway thru the typical recovery cycle.

It takes 6 weeks just for bone to recover cutting through it, even if one is a healthy teen. Am about halfway through the return to a normal state of bone health. Strength and stamina will follow.

Took the Dart for my first drive on Saturday. Visited Mac's Market in Whitefield. Spent 15 minutes explaining to my meat mgr pal the hip replacement surgery and the events that happened w/the trans bus driver. He was amazed that my composure was contained.

Bought some store made 80% lean hot Italian sausage for $1.98. Always good to have in stock. Made sausage peppers, onions, and mushrooms over the w/e. Also bought cod for $6.99 and had a feast w/evoo lemon added and plenty of veggies.

Monday saw the young female PT phone to say she was to be 40 minutes late. Asked her if Tuesday would work for her as it would for me. Yes, it would for us both.

Jumped into the Dart and drove to the super WalMart on Woodsville NH. Really needed some items and wanted to go for a soothing long drive. Also been having my heart set on preparing homemade teriyaki sauce — no MSG.

Bought a veggie loaded cold cut combo, a foot long for just $4. It is the customer appreciation discount special along w/the meatball sub, $2 for a 6", $4 for a footlong until the end of the year.

Returned an opened Taster's Choice instant coffee 7 oz (198 grams) container. My hip replacement surgery story helped to pull this off.

Had a field day shopping and walking in the store w/o aid. Had a hand basket to stock and buy items my local WM does not stock. Treated myself to a premium red velvet cake slice 6" long and 2" wide. Think it was $1.75 ea. Know it was a slice of heaven.

Was fatigued big time on the drive home, nearly 80 miles r.t. Put the food away and took a long nap. Woke up to find the walking was overdone. It was painful to walk normally up my stairs. Was the next day also.

The PT gal visited early Tuesday morning. Gave me an illustrated list of 7 exercises to strengthen my hip. She added positive vibes telling me so much has been accomplished in just 3 short weeks. My last home PT w/ her.

Took my 5th rest period of the day when she left. Can be awake and an hour later be so drowsy that another sleep session is needed. Know sleep is great for healing. Also know things will be fabulous once the sleepy feeling passes. Have about 3 weeks remaining as a Good afternoon everyone!

Am 3 weeks into the 6 week representative example of recovery. The last home visit of the PT gal was Tuesday morning. She gave me moral support, hearty PT, and excellent enthusiasm during all of her visits.

Know these next three weeks will see great improvement with the pain/soreness leaving forever. Looking forward to walking up and down the road and improving my stamina.

Crossing of my legs and bending at a 90° angle are no no's at the present time. It is nice to recover at the beginning of winter and sure do look forward to returning back to hiking, ever so slowly, when my hip is fully healed.

Spring will be extra special for me. A new year and more importantly, new beginnings.

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EST. Night is 4:41 PM.

Sunrise: 7:17 AM. Set: 4:07 PM.

Length of day: 8h 50m. Length of visible light: 9h 57m. Tomorrow will be 18s shorter.

Temperature is 31° (0.5°C), the high will be 37° (3°C). There is an 80% chance of rain.

Have a fabulous day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:58:28 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Well, I have located a PT place that seems to fit the bill for what my sister wants so I will head over after lunch and set up some visits. They do take my insurance, so it should work. will run a few other errands after that.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:06:36 AM

Mornin' OY
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 5:00:09 AM

hi oh yeah and friends
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:56:37 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Still sleeping 10-12 hours daily, at all crazy times, including the afternoons. Sleep sessions are 5x a day. Fatigue can set in quickly.

Have a home hospice care young nurse/PT that visits now twice a week, down from 3x a week. Monday will be her final visit. She had no problem backing in my driveway on Monday after a w/e of fresh fallen snow.

Will begin with the drama on Tuesday. Phoned for transportation from North Country CAP last week for an appointment on this day. Driver phoned to get directions to my place.

Specifically said to hug the forest side of the driveway. He telephoned 45 minutes early and said he was at the town church and would be heading up the mtn to my property in a second.

Put on a heavy shirt, winter jacket, and used the walker in 4" of snow to get to the driveway. Heard the 10-12 passenger bus backing up on the steady dogleg driveway.

It was slow going w/the walker in the 4" of snow. Place, step, lift, place, step,repeat. When the bus was seen it was off the driveway, now on the snowcovered lawn that has an downward slope.

Immediately the 70 y/o semi retired trans driver tried to save face by saying he got stuck because the driveway was not plowed of the merely 4" of snow.

Told him no, that is not what happened. A women backed in the day before w/o a problem. Told him he backed up 5' ((1.5 meters) off of the driveway and that got him stuck w/the right side of the rig on the sloped down lawn.

Left my walker to the side of the driveway and walked inside. Phoned the Tax Collector and related the event and asked if she would be kind enough to cell phone her hubby, the Road Agent (foreman), of the town's Hwy Dept.

Returned to the trans bus to tell the fellow that the town was arriving to haul him out. Saw freshly pealed orange skins thrown into the snow and a tree.

Told him he ate an orange and littered my property w/ the peals.He said he was feeding the birds. Told him no bird eats orange peals. What kind of upbringing did you have? Pick up the peels, all of it.

Noticed that since my walker was left there a mystical being from the forest mysteriously broke the cross bar of the walker used 3x. It retails for $145.

Knew the only one in ½ mile took out his anger/frustration on my new walker. Did not say one word.

The town 4 wheel drive sander arrived w/a chain to save the day. Knew the fellow well. He also is the Recycle Center attendant. Stepped back a few feet and nodded my head, meaning no to the town worker. The message was rec'd.

Town employee looked under the bus for a few seconds and said there is nothing to hook a chain to — "You'll have to call for a wrecker." Driver asked me if there was a wrecker in town.

"Nope, none in this town." Town employee dropped a 200 pound barrel of sand, no shovel, and drove away. Back into the house for me, leaving the driver to fend for himself, alone, w/great anxiety.

Moral:
One Good Turn Deserves Another — Aesop's Fables. One sows what they reap. "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back." — Proverbs 29:11.

Phoned the surgeon and explained that the trans bus was stuck in the snow and my appointment needed to be cancelled. As the staples needed to be removed. and appointment was made late Wed afternoon.

Telephoned my neighbor to ask if he was able to drive me to the hospitable. He was. Also phoned the trans Co and explained that the driver left the driveway and made himself stuck.

Said the driver will swear this happened due to me not plowing just 4" (10 cm) of snow, already w/tire tracks from the nurse visit the day before w/o incident.

Told the dispatcher the driver left the driveway, that is why he was stuck. Did not mention the orange peel litter or the mysteriously broken walker that happened sitting out by itself in the driveway. Did not have to.

The following morning my neighbor to the north had to pick up his tractor starter fromaCoin St Johnsbury, VT. Close by was the distributer of the walker. Neighbor took the walker along w/him, stopped at the med supply Co and had them repair the walker, there and then, good as new.

Neighbor stopped back at 3 PM to take me in his pick up to the hospital for my two week follow up and have the 32 staples removed. Found out their were 40 sutures internally to close the muscle and skin.

Can not say the wire staple removal, just like what is used on paper at one's home, was painless. No pain meds were used. Yet the removal surely was far less than getting stung 32x.

A few drops of blood, some alcohol wiped it away, and the event was over. Dr visited me and asked how things were. Said stairs could be taken normally and soon a cartwheel could be done.

We talked extensively about hiking on an incline vs steps of a ladder. He said when my quads could take hours of two steps w/o fatigue, the mtns could be returned. Am not able to take a dbl step at this time.

Plan on building up as a beginner would for their first steady elevation gain. Have snowshoes ready for when the first 2' (.6 metres) or more of snow arrives.

The x-c skis wait for deep snow. My ice skates are ready, when it will be far below freezing each day.

Did stop in Shaw's after my Wed doc appointment to buy some needed goodies.

May clean the new Dart of snow and drive to Littleton to the stores. Will be my first time driving since the hospital trip 2.5 weeks ago on Nov 24.

Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EST. Night is 4:39 PM.

Sunrise: 7:13 AM. Set: 4:06 PM.

Length of day: 8h 53m. Length of visible light:9h 59m. Tomorrow will be 41s shorter.

Temperature is 29° (-2°C), the high will be 39° (4°C).

Have a delightful day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 11:49:29 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Consensus is to try some PT. If that does not seem to help, then it Radio Ablation Therapy. That will degrade the nerves ability to transmit pain. Hoo Boy!
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 10:45:01 PM

Good evening ohyeah537.
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 2:31:02 PM

Hi ohyeah!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 11:37:21 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Will see the Primary care doc today. Thought it was to be last Wednesday, but had the day wrong. Hope to garner a game plan to get a full idea of what is going on with my SI joint.

Hoping you are done with your Christmas shopping!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 7:20:34 AM



On this date, in 1972, America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral.

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On this date, in 1923, a presidential address was broadcast on the radio for the first time when Calvin Coolidge spoke before Congress

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2014 11:25:20 AM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Back from three days of skiing. Was a bit limited on how much and how hard I can ski by this stupid SI joint. Really wish I knew exactly what was wrong with it and how to fix it right. Will see my primary on Wednesday and see what she says. Not sure I want to have Radio frequency "burning" of the nerves in that area. I would like it to stop hurting, but I would like it to stop as a result of FIXING the problem!
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mornin' OY
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On this date, in 1974, the fossilized remains of a female human ancestor named Lucy (after the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) were found in Ethiopia.

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On this date, 1929 , Commander Richard E. Byrd and a crew of three became the first to fly over the South Pole.

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Good evening ohyeah537.
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Mornin' OY! Hope you had a Great Thanksgiving!
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Happy Thanksgiving ohyeah!
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Hi OhYeah - Have a great Thanksgiving...
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:55:25 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Ohyeah! ::Hugs:: The first Thanksgiving was a get together by the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Mass with the local indians to celebrate the bountiful harvest from their first year ashore. I had five ancestors at that first Thanksgiving. Seven arrived by the Mayflower, but two died that first winter. In his first term as President, George Washington declared Thanksgiving our nations first holiday. Knowing what I do now about Thanksgiving, I will never take it for granted again!
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 1:47:04 PM

Hi ohyeah, have a happy Thanksgiving
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYBUDDY!
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Happy Thanksgiving, Handsome, 330, dickc, MidnightSun, TC, pink licks (oh my goodness... very very long time no see!) and SP! Gobble Gobble Gobble
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On this date, in 1852, Lord Byron's daughter Ada died. She had assisted Charles Babbage with his "analytical engine" and is credited with inventing computer language.

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Happy Thanksgiving ohyeah!
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Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Heard from my sister this morning about PT. Now I have to see where they are and if they take my insurance. Going to do Thursday's shopping today instead of tomorrow as the weather is forecast to be bad to frightful! They still cannot tell if it will be all rain or change over to snow.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 1:57:56 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Back from skiing this weekend. My clinic Saturday had me doing some things that left me a bit sore, but I skied OK Sunday and feel mostly OK today. Will go out for a short walk later if these showers clear up!
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Hi ohyeah!
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On this date, in 1936, first issue of Life magazine hit the newsstands. The cover photograph, by Margaret Bourke-White, featured the Fort Peck Dam.

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 2:56:43 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

My last post until back home from the hip replacement. Should be on Friday. Staying at a friends tonight to sleep as long as possible for Monday's pre op at 6 AM.

Was just like Déjà vu from two Saturdays ago. Went to the Recycling Center to rid glass, tin cans, paper, cardboard, and plastic. Must say the attendant is keeping the place clean and the floor well sweep.

Saw the town gas remains at $3.04 while Littleton, for example, has gas as low as $2.87. Got may mail at the P.O., then headed to Subway for a light lunch. My first time eating out in three months.

Cold Cut combo's and meatballs are $2 for a 6" and $4 for a footlong, now thru Christmas. Got a footlong meatball, w/all the veggies at 11 AM. Only 2 customers in the place.

Read the free paper. Headlines were "Runaway Mom Turns Herself In, Lawyer Says Daughter Is Safe." Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution and Non-Custodial Kidnapping is a Big headline, even for the NH North Country.

Original US Marshall Wanted Poster'.

The former female doctor faces 3½ to 7 years in prison for fleeing the state w/her daughter late 2004. Genevieve Kelley took her daughter, then an 8 y/o to Central America to live. They lived local, in Whitefield, NH.

They first moved to Guatemala, then to Honduras where they both disappeared for 10 years. The story made People Magazine on Nov 18. It is found here. This is quite a sensational story!

Drove to the hospital for another blood type test. Seems they all expire in 3 days. Had the same Filipino phlebotomist as two weeks ago. He was very good at finding the vein and not allowing the drawing to hurt.

Was outfitted w/a new wrist tag w/the blood type and my id number. The test is to ensure my blood will be stocked come Monday morning. It is A negative. All set to get the hip replacement surgery. Just passing the hours until it is 6 AM Monday.

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 4:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:52 AM. Set: 4:12 PM.

Length of day: 9h 19m. Length of visible light: 10h 23m. Tomorrow will be 1m 55s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C) w/the high to be 42° (6°C). A 50% chance of rain on the way.

Have a splendid day!

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greetings ohyeah537.
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On this date, in 1497, Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 2:06:52 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Nov 22nd, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated when he is shot by a sniper while riding in a motorcade through downtown Dallas.

Woke up a little early, it was just after midnight yesterday and this morning. Felt rested and not sleepy. Had a desire to pan fry in evoo red and orange bell peppers, onions, crimini, turkey bacon, and ham.

Stirred in 3 large well beaten eggs w/a few tbsps of 1% milk. Evoo around the OrGREENIc 12" ceramic coated frying pan does the non stick magic. Sliced lots of pepper jack cheese and melted it on the slow cooked omelet.

A side of no fat cottage cheese really filled me up for 6 hours. Played Starcraft to my heart's content,then watched a epi of Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, and Sons of Anarchy.

Nuked half of a butternut squash, skin on, in a 2 qt Pyrex dish, just past al dente. Then boiled (nuked) some all wheat farfalle in the same water. Scoop put the flesh after cooked, then discard the squash skin, which is soft and tasty.

Nuked some broccoli florets, added some homemade BBQ sauce w/honey, thickened it w/milled flaxseed. One should not be able to distinctly taste the honey or BBQ sauce. Each taste should be equal.

Added some evoo and garlic to the bowties, then the rest of the mix. Melt some 6 Italian shredded cheese on top, then had a feast.

Civil twilight is 6:19 AM EST. Night is 4:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 4:12 PM.

Length of day: 9h 21m. Length of visible light: 10h 25m. Tomorrow will be 2m 01s shorter.

The temp now is 16° (-9°C). Lows around 7° (-14°C). Wind chill values as low as 6° below 0 (-21°C). The high will be 34° (1°C) in mostly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:13:24 PM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Had a good trip out "west". Found out my sister takes HMO Blue, my BCBS, so I called for a referral, and now she can bill BCBS for my visit. Two can play the money game. She will send her billing company a statement showing I paid my co-pay in cash to her. This also gives her certain "rights" in the Blue Cross system, like the right to prescribe Physical Therapy which she feels would benefit me. She has written the PT order, and I am waiting a few days to hear back on it as she has only a few out there she really likes, and she will contact them and see if there is a someone out here they know of that can do the PT the way they do. Many do a "generic" PT. Only a certain few really take their craft to heart and do specific muscle therapy and massage on those specific muscles. That is what she wants me to get. Am hoping she can find me one out here. I know that the odds are not that great however. A few more days will not kill me. Her treatment did help. She works by finding where you are "out of balance". By that I mean she analyses your stance, the gait of your walk, how you sit, stand up, those sort of things. She then goes to work on her treatment table checking varied muscle groups and finds those that are tight, or tighter on one side than the other. She then uses her education to put pressure in the right locations for 5-10 minutes to relax those areas. She had not looked at the two MRI's I brought with me when I left, but tells me that the term "Arthritis" is very overused by many MD's. In many cases, you DO have arthritis, as the cartilage is worn through and the bones are rubbing. In my case, unless it shows on the MRI's, it might be an imbalance issue causing irritation in the joint. Left untreated, it can become arthritis, but unless the cartilage is worn through, it is not yet arthritis, and is not only treatable, the actual arthritis is PREVENTABLE. Will find out from her in the next few days if that is indeed what she finds, that is if the MRI's show enough of the areas she needs to see to discern that.

Will be heading up to Maine tonight. Have a training class for the adaptive program I volunteer with scheduled for tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 1:44:18 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Had a wonderful sleep last night, also this morning as well. Went to bed earlier than usual and slept later than normal, until 2:30 AM last night. Begin to post my rounds, then found pages were loading forever.

Phoned Fairpoint, my phone and internet provider, to ask what was the problem. All the LED lights were lit yet dialog boxes of "Unable to connect" were seen repeatedly.

This happened on and off 3x. A Ping test at the command prompt told the story. 4 packets of info sent, 100% loss. It was my Ethernet cable. juggled it in the back of my desktop and then it worked fine. Still does.

Getting the car ready was a cinch w/the vinegar/isopropyl alcohol mix sprayed on the windshield the night before. Have a plastic tub built in under the windshield wipers to catch any runoff. Did not need to scrape at all.

My road was freshly sanded. Liked that a lot. Gas finally dropped to a reasonable $2.89 for far northern NH. This is the Smart Pay Card price, or 10¢ higher w.o.

Traveled to Littleton and saw the Yankee fan that is there every week at the same time as me. Wore my fire Red Sox winter jacket and made sure to stand where it could see. Asked him where is his cap today. He said no cap today.

Bought a few items x2 to last me two weeks. The mkt is closed all next week. Giant heads of leaf lettuce is $1.68 ea, avocadoes 3/$2, butternut squash 48¢a lb, crimini 10 oz for $2.25, broccoli crowns $1.28 a lb,

Yellow and orange bell peppers are $1.58 a lb (Passed on the red that was a whopping $2.95), black and blueberries 3/$5, cukes 67¢ ea, 5 lbs carrots $2.38 and a 1 lb bag of spinach for $3.

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Stopped at Rite Aid before 8:30 AM (They open at 8 AM) and saw a trail of shoe soil on the shiny tile floor from the front door to the pharmacy. Asked the cashier to mention it to the ast mgr.

Stopped at WM for a few items, then on to Shaw for the last day of pork country ribs for $2.19 a lb. Bought a 2.5 lb pkg to get me thru the w/e.

Returned to Rite Aid mainly to see if the cashier told the ast store mgr that the floor was dirty. She did not, said she forgot. :o

Trimmed the fat off the ribs at home, poured the remaining cooked ones in the 6 qt crock pot, then added my homemade BBQ sauce, sliced carrots and the ribs in the 1.5 qt size.

Poured 6 oz of honey on top of the ribs, plus 4 cloves of diced garlic. Slow cooked for 3.5 hours, then sampled the fresh made ribs. Tried a small amount of ketchup with the sauce and honey. Was a good experiment. A 'Small amount' of ketchup is the key.

Will be leaving early for the hospital on Monday for my hip replacement surgery. Friday looks to be the return home date. May convalesce at a friend's home, depending on my stair climbing ability. Sure would prefer to be home.

Civil twilight is 6:18 AM EST. Night is 4:45 PM.

Sunrise: 6:50 AM. Set: 4:13 PM.

Length of day: 9h 23m. Length of visible light: 10h 27m. Tomorrow will be 2m 01s shorter.

The temp is 18° (-8°C), the high will be 23° (-5°C), in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 3:51:26 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

More snow to greet first light. Only about a half inch fell. Forecast is for ambient snow each morning the rest of the week. All those minor amounts add up by the end of the week.

Could be a sleet storm on Sunday w/scattered rain showers overnight into Monday. Plan on leaving early Monday in the wee hours for the hospital. Will inch down the mtn if the town does not sand.

Enjoyed watching the Twilight Zone on Netflix, them another epi of Bonanza. Like The Zone for its unusual themed stories. Like Bonanza for its wholesomeness w/always the theme good triumphs over bad.

Played Starcraft to my hearts content. Had no time to play the day before. Got in a 3 hour nap, then decide to cook.

Sliced the last hearty thick chicken cutlet ½ inch thick, soaked them into a well beaten egg, battered it with Italian spices, parmesan and breadcrumbs w/oyster crackers broken up in thick chunks.

Topped them w/a six cheese Italian blend of cheeses and enjoyed a late lunch which will also be dinner. Was still hungry so a half pound of butterfly shrimp was prepared.

Much tastier than say pumpkin pie and icecream. Have planned the fresh food to last until entering the hospital on Monday. Will still shop at Big Papa's Market for fresh produce to last into next week. They will not be open at all next week.

Civil twilight is 6:17 AM EST. Night is 4:46 PM.

Sunrise: 6:49 AM. Set: 4:14 PM.

Length of day: 9h 25m. Length of visible light: 10h 29m. Tomorrow will be 2m 04s shorter.

The temp is 21° (-6°C), the high will be 28 (-2°C).

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 3:16:05 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up to a tad bit more than ambient snow. Big sized chunks. Glad that it did not last long. Enjoyed an early finish of my rounds, then got in a 2.5 hour nap. Felt refreshed when awake.

Got ready early for my 9:45 surgeon's appointment. Was not sure if the end of the driveway had a berm, if the town plowed the mtn road, or if the road was icy.

Had made a fresh spray bottle of 1 part water, 1 pt 91% isopropyl alcohol, and 3 pts white vinegar to take out to the car. Started the car w/a defrost on in the front side and rear windows.

Limped to the road to check it out. The town did plow over the past several days leaving softball sized snow/ice balls at the foot of the driveway. Traffic (use) of the road made it look safe to drive down the mtn.

Scrapped off an inch of frozen slush w/an inch or more of fresh snow on the windows. eased down the mtn at 10 mph in high first to use the gear as a brake. Did not see any sand or pebbles spread on the road.

Arrives 15 min early for my appointment and was taken into a private examining room. The Dr's Ast took my vitals. Loved seeing my BP 120 over 74.

The Dr entered had me lift up my blue jeans to look at the former infected area. As the cuff was lifted up my index finger tore into the shin flesh and it started to bleed.

Some gauze, a bit of triple antibiotic, and a bandaid stopped the bleeding. The Dr was happy the redness left and the cephalexin was working nicely to prevent any infection/cellulitis.

He gave me appointment in three weeks. Told him that sooner was good for me and time was of the essence. Any time soon is good for me.

He left the room for 10 minutes and returned to ask me. "How about this Monday, the 24th at 6:30 AM?" "Yes, that'll be just perfect."

Stayed later for the nurse to listen to my strong heart and give the okay for this Monday for the hip replacement. So it is now all set for Monday. Hurray!

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EST. Night is 4:46 PM.

Sunrise: 6:47 AM. Set: 4:15 PM.

Length of day: 9h 27m. Length of visible light: 10h 30m. Tomorrow will be 2m 07s shorter.

The temp is 19° (-7°C), the high will be 27 (-3°C).

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:38:39 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

It snowed just like it was winter at first light. ten cent and penny size chucks floating down from the clouds fast. It was good that it stopped two hours later.

The world in this area is a winter wonderland. It always looks so dreamy the first few snowfalls. Then the work to clear and clean it begins to take away some of the postcard perfect wonderment.

Played lots of Starcraft while it snowed. Also watched Bonanza and Criminal Minds. Did not even step outdoors. No need to.

Trimmed the fat off the $2.19 a pound country spare ribs bought on Saturday. Thawed out half of a 16 oz frozen container of homemade BBQ sauce made in October.

Added some evoo to my 1.5 qt crock pot, added some of the thawed sauce, ribs, red potatoes, some 3" sliced lengths of carrots, and 4 diced cloves of garlic. 3.5 hours on high and lunch was ribs and veggies, on a bed of brown rice.

The rest of the week will not see day temps above freezing. There is a possibility of Sunday being in the mid 30's. Winter arrived 5 weeks early this year. Hope spring is early as well.

My doc's appointment is at 9:45 AM today.

Civil twilight is 6:14 AM EST. Night is 4:47 PM.

Sunrise: 6:46 AM. Set: 4:15 PM.

Length of day: 9h 29m. Length of visible light: 10h 32m. Tomorrow will be 2m 10s shorter.

The temp is 28° (-2°C), the high,w/ a 30% chance of snow.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:11:45 PM

Good morning Ohyeah :: HUGS :: Have sore quads today. Virtually no type of exercise program can simulate skiing well enough to keep the quads in shape. Of course, I have not been exercising at all as you can guess. To ski about 40% of a normal winter total on snow that was not up to winter normal, therefore making it more difficult, is a pretty good day. Expected some soreness in the quads, but nothing I need to take any pain meds for.

Have to talk with my other (local) sister today, but it looks like I head out to Pittsfield tomorrow about 1 PM or so. Its a bit more than a three hour drive, and my sister out there wants to see me about 5:30 when she is done with her last patient of the day. She normally spends about an hour with each patient, so I expect her to spend some time with me too. Will be interested in what she feels, as well as her interpretation of what she finds on the MRI. That MRI was focused on the lower back, so it may not show what it should for the SI joint. If so, I might ask one of the other (local) docs to have another done while my deductible is fully satisfied. Two can play the money game with insurance.

The reason I need to see my local sister is because she normally does not pick up our youngest grand son at the house before my wife has to leave to get the other two. I want to see if there is a way she can get here a bit earlier and be here before the wife leaves. That way I can stay in Pittsfield overnight and come back east tomorrow afternoon after visiting for a bit. My son might be also able to do this, but I am more comfortable with the adult females than my handicapped son in caring for a 7 month old, even for a few minutes.

Net result of heading out to Pittsfield, I hope, is to have my sister give me more knowledge about what I am dealing with, hear about how I have dealt with my history of "normal" back issues, and see if she can really get a good feel for what exactly is going on in all the lower back areas. Perhaps I can head out for another adjustment or two over the next few weeks and months to help get this back on track. Lastly, I am hoping to to get some firm ideas on what I need to do daily to bring it back to health. Feel my sister is an ideal person to do this.

What a nice Patriots game last night. They put on a clinic of how to run against the Colts! Liked how good they seem to look. They overcame two Tom Brady mistakes to smother the Colts. Hoping they keep that number one seed right into the playoffs. See Pittsburgh plays tonight against Tennessee. They should win, but "any given week".
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 2:07:20 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Have been enjoying season 1 of Bonanza after my early morning rounds. Great to be able to see the ones that were missed or forgotten.Also seeing the orig Star Trek w/Bones, Scotty, and the cast. Fabulous nostalgia.

Forecast is for snow on Monday. Took a ride to Lancaster to buy at Shaw's weekly special 26-30 frozen raw shrimp $7.99 a lb, country pork ribs $2.19alb, haddock for $5.99 a lb, and a supreme rising pizza 33.5 oz for $4.99.

Wanted a grand selection of meal w/deals. What is great about the winter is that if the freezer is full mY outside fridge unplugged will hold the overstock during these teen and 20 degrees nights and days.

Returned home with thy bounty and made a 2 qt Pyrex bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup via all cooked in the microwave.

Am using diced onion, garlic, chives, celery, carrots, orange bell peppers, chicken breast, then add broccoli and spinach later along with wheat spaghetti for the pasta noodles.

Not a grain of salt is added or needed. Mrs Dash is added. Golden milled flax seed thickens the soup, adds fiber and more nutrients to this wonderfully healthy winter delight that fills one up w/little calories.

Ideal for any weight loss program. About 1 lb loss per month in my case.

My doc's appointment is tomorrow at 9:45 AM, not today. Jumped the gun.

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EST. Night is 4:48 PM.

Sunrise: 6:45 AM. Set: 4:16 PM.

Length of day: 9h 31m. Length of visible light: 10h 34m. Tomorrow will be 2m 12s shorter.

The temp is 30° (-1°C) w/the high to be 39° (4°C). Ice pellets today, snow tomorrow.

Have a pleasant day!

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On this date, in 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:14:26 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Had a pleasant time watching Season 1 Epi 1 of Bonanza. It is the second longest running western series (behind Gunsmoke) ever. Bonanza ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes.

Pleased to see a very young and stunning Yvonne De Carlo in this epi. She sure was a beauty in her day.

Yvonne was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 at West Point Grey, Vancouver, British Columbia. She passed away of heart failure on January 8, 2007 (aged 84) in Woodland Hills, near Los Angeles, California.

In 1954, director Cecil B. DeMille cast her as Sephora, the wife of Moses (played by Charlton Heston), in his biblical epic "The Ten Commandments" (1956). In 1960, she was awarded two stars (for motion picture and television) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

It was in 1964 that she signed a contract with Universal Studios to perform the female lead role in "The Munsters" opposite Fred Gwynne. Yvonne played Lily Munster, Herman Munster's wife.

Fred Gwynne, (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) a Harvard University graduate, Class of 1951, is best known for his role in the 1960s sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You?," as well as his later roles in "Pet Sematary," "The Cotton Club" and "My Cousin Vinny."

Went to the P.O. to pick up a weeks worth of mail. Then bought the w/e sale items at Shaws: 6 Italian cheese 8 oz for $1.79, large brown eggs 99¢ Essential brand pasta 50¢each. Only got the wheat penne, rotini, and spaghetti.

Civil twilight is 6:011 AM EST. Night is 4:50 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 4:18 PM.

Length of day: 9h 36m. Length of visible light: 10h 39m. Tomorrow will be 2m 18s shorter.

The temp is 13° (-11°C) w/the high to be 37° (3°C). Light snow falls.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 2:07:49 PM

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On this date, in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.

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