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Old 03-04-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. I find living in Montana so refreshing, people still take checks here, and the other day, a woman offered to do my nails, and let me bring her the money on Monday! Amazing. I had lunch the other day at a deli, offered to pay when I did my order, was told,"no, you pay when you are done."! That is unheard of...I hope this does not change...but I think it will.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Yes I agree that the idea of writing a check is still in style here!
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default ...The Ironic aspect of "everyday life"...Think about this:..

.....Read this information on a "U S Gov't website" three days apart:

The Food Stamp Program ( a US Gov't run program) is proud to announce that
the latest annual figures show it has given out the greatest number of food stamps ever!!............................................ .........

Three days later:......same website issued the following press release from another US Gov't organization...the Nat'l Park Service: Regarding the forth coming Travel & Tourist Season The Nat'l Park Service (a US Gov't Agency) asks the public......"to not feed the animals"...."The animals will become dependent on these hand-outs and will not "learn or want to "take care of themselves."

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
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.....Read this information on a "U S Gov't website" three days apart:

The Food Stamp Program ( a US Gov't run program) is proud to announce that
the latest annual figures show it has given out the greatest number of food stamps ever!!............................................ .........

Three days later:......same website issued the following press release from another US Gov't organization...the Nat'l Park Service: Regarding the forth coming Travel & Tourist Season The Nat'l Park Service (a US Gov't Agency) asks the public......"to not feed the animals"...."The animals will become dependent on these hand-outs and will not "learn or want to "take care of themselves."


OK... who told them I was feeding the bears with my food stamps????
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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Fishing...I love fishing...its catching that's tricky...lol

I see a lot of Fly fishing pictures, I assume the lake is standard rod and reel right? All I have ever needed. We have trout here in PA. I see the Fly Fishermen and shake my head. Not something I have tried though.

Hey right turn here...lol

So I was reading...yes reading...some instructions for cooking a product when I noticed a high elevation set of directions...would Missoula be high enough to have To use those directions?

While I am at it, I know modern car/trucks do not have carbs anymore, but if I were to bring up a vehicle, would I need to make adjustments because of the elevation?

Oh and do you think the bears will eat my mother-in-law? nah...forget it...
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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gfunkerror, I've seen elevation for high altitude cooking at 2000 ft. But I've lived at 8000 ft & never alter recipes. Uh oh no wonder my baking is so horrible LOL

So we found a rental cottage (actually a glorified miner's cabin LOL) in Red Lodge and are settling in . Red Lodge has one of the best thrift stores (and I am a thrift store junkie) so we were able to find curtains to (almost) fit all the windows which is a pretty amazing feat.

I've been skate skiing every day on their groomed nordic trails so I am in 7th heaven about that.

Red Lodge has beautiful old houses, the best walnut fudge in the world at the candy emporium and great views. So far, so good. You all certainly have a beautiful state.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
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Went to Troy to the Steinmart there and done our grocery shopping yesterday. Took a few pics also and a video. Even though it was rainy weather the scenery was so amazing.
We spent 400 dollars (360. of that was food stamps.. and I aint ashamed to say cause my mom worked her butt off for over 40 yrs and now she deserves all the help she can get)... dang nabbit.. forgot to buy bear food!! LOL
They have some good deals on meat there. I told Mom .. I know where to go to buy meats at from now on. Freezer stocked and cabinets stocked.
I liked Troy... not much there but the people were friendly. I saw on one realty site that there was a place there.. 25K for 1.9 acres. OMGsh.. I told hubby if I had money I'd buy it. So he better win lottery. LOL
The home health agency.. thingy... returned mom's call yesterday morning also. She wants to see if she can put me on as her caretaker. If she qualifies then I have to go sign up at a health care agency. No problem, I can do that.
Mom does need the help... thats why I am here... but to hear her tell it "she's not that bad".. BULL@#$!
She cant sweep or vacuum with out getting out of breath and/or light headed, just standing trying to wash dishes and she is in pain b4 the dishes are done (spinal stenosis).. I have noticed her being forgetful and I do remind her to take her meds. She has fallen a couple of times and I dont know what she would have done had I not been here to catch her or help her up.
I do ALL the cooking and major cleaning and yard work... etc. If I wasnt here to cook.. she'd be eating pnut butter and crackers and buying those stupid microwave meals... not healthy at all.
Right before mom moved here she had 2 stents put in her heart. Then not long after she got here she fell and cracked both sides of her pelvis and had to use a walker for a while. She had her 3rd stent put in in Sept 2011. She also has spinal stenosis (upper and lower) with spurs, COPD, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis... so yeah, I'd say she needs the help.
A few times she has forgotten the simplest things, and I have had to remind her to take her meds or to pay a bill. I also need to be there when she showers to be sure she doesnt fall.. or to help her (God forbid) if she does fall.
All of this... and she asks me.. Val.. do you really think I can not live alone??
I'm like No, Mom.. you can not. Even the doc says you do not need to be by yourself.
To look at her, you would think she is fine... but looks can be deceiving. I love my mom dearly and it hurts to see her this way. She worked in health care for years and even she knows the signs... but, just like the people she cared for .. she is in denial of her limitations.
I'm just glad I can be here for her to help her what little bit I can.
Anyway... sorry about the rant.
If you wanna see the pics and video.. you have to go to my facebook page. I got an awesome pic of some deer yesterday afternoon. Just wish I had a better camera with a zoom lens. There were about 10 of them.
Landlady bought a huge wardrobe closet thingy (cause I have no closet in my room) and I am going to try to put it together today. I told her I would do it. The man that delivered it (neighbor) said if I find that it is too much to do.. just give him a call and he'd be right over to help.
So, I got to move the bed and 2 chest of drawers out of my room so I can bring the wardrobe in here and put it together.. then when its done... bring back in the bed and 1 chest of drawers..LOL
Gonna need some strong coffee.
Will talk to ya'll later. Hope you have a great day.

ps... FORGOT to mention.. when mom and I went to doc last week for her checkup.. I weighed myself on the scales there.. I've lost 15pounds!!!!
So, if you find it.. KEEP IT .. do NOT send it back.
****pats self on back****
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
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UPDATE:
Got a late start trying to assemble the wardrobe (5pm) as I had a rough night and not much sleep due to my sinuses and then I had a severe headache.. suffered with it for a few hours before I finally relented and took a hydrocodone. As soon as it kicked in and the pain stopped I fell asleep and didnt wake until afternoon.
Managed to get the wardrobe 1/2 way done. Got the main part of it together and shifted into place.
Tomorrow I will put the doors on and assemble the drawers. Tonight I sleep on the sofa cause I'm not putting the bed in here until I am finished with the wardrobe... plus I am too tired to do anything else LOL
Celebrating my partial accomplishment with a bowl of strawberry ice-cream.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Coffee's on at my cabin and it's caffinated!

It's Grits! and the eggs are not scrambled. If I ever see another scrambled egg, I'm going to hurt somebody.

Was up early this morning and happened across this article saying that Montana is the 10th happiest state. Some of the remaining 9 are kind of surprising though.

America’s Happiest States - 24/7 Wall St.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Trash Can omellette was in store for this morning. (lots of salsa to give it flavor)

Montana is a very safe place to live. Maybe that is why it's one of the happiest. hahaha Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster - Map - NYTimes.com
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