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Old 04-25-2019, 12:53 PM
 
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Jim -- My goodness! When it rains, it pours. Heard on the news that a neighborhood here had a bout with the windshields shot-out the other day. I remember going out to drive to work one morning and discovering my rear window gone; officer said it was a neighborhood thing. Sorry you have to go through this. Especially sorry about the rising bread dough!!!

Been off here for a few days, in hospital again. But got out yesterday; so thankful for iv medicines. And, btw, the nurses were wonderful and had no time to even sit down or even take lunch. Kudos to them and the assistants, too!
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^ I have always had great nurses. There was one who irritated the heck out of me, kept calling me everything but my name. I didn't like her calling me sweetie, honey, dear, etc.

I'm sure she thought she was being nice, but I hated it.

Yes, I did tell her.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Saw the retina specialist today. My second visit in about 2 months. Didn't do too well. Pressure is better but vision wasn't wonderful. The new drop I'm using probably improved the pressure.

I have a choroidal detachment from retina, possibly two of them, very small. Doctor said something about surgery. I'm not very happy about it but will have it if I need it. I'll see the glaucoma doctor soon.
But the good news I am not paying co-pays for these visits. Grateful for my insurance.

But on a nicer note...... coming home I drove a slightly different route through neighborhoods. People were mowing their lawns and I could smell the freshly cut grass. Flowers in some yards, bushes, etc. So happy we are going into good weather (even tho some snow is forecast for elevated areas).

I need to do some meditation and relax more. I've been a wreck lately and there is no real reason for it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Is it my imagination or has this forum gotten grumpier?

I blame myself. My life isn't exactly rainbows unicorns and flying monkeys handing out cotton candy. I'll stop posting.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:31 AM
JRR
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I feel that the chat thread is for whatever is going on in our lives. Some of it may be cheerful; some of it will be the opposite. Nobody should feel like their posts are unwelcome if they are the latter instead of the former. It is just part of life.

It is a windy day here this morning. Wind and rain overnight has knocked down loads of my dogwood blossoms in backyard. It almost looks like it snowed there. Spring flowering trees are mostly done; now we are moving toward summer mode. My miniature roses are just starting to open loads of blossoms

Went for my knee evaluation at the outpatient therapy facility where I will be going after my knee replacement in June. No doubt it is time to do it as the therapist was wincing when he could feel the bones grinding together. I hate surgery but am really looking forward to getting this worst knee done
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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JRR, Are you still living Tennessee? I look forward to visiting the state one day.

My sister-in-law had knee surgery after putting it off for a long time. The results were fantastic and she kicked herself for putting it off. Good for you for deciding to get it done.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:41 AM
JRR
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We are still in the Cookeville Tennessee area. No intentions of moving anywhere else as we really like it here. Just past two years being here and no regrets about our choice of leaving Florida for Tennessee.

I was planning on having my knee done by now, but my wife's month long stint in the hospital and rehab from double pneumonia in Dec-Jan kind of threw a monkey wrench in my timetable. My plan now is to work really hard on the recovery and then getting the other knee done before the end of the year. With one hip already done, it appears that I am replacing all my body parts, bit by bit.

My wife just came home from a trip to the doctor. She had to fast so she stopped at Burger King and picked up something for breakfast. When she got to the window, she was told that the lady in front of her had paid for her. Never had that happen in Florida in all the years we lived there.

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Old 04-26-2019, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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jim9251[/b];55036297]I blame myself. My life isn't exactly rainbows unicorns and flying monkeys handing out cotton candy. I'll stop posting.



Oh for heaven's sakes, it's not all your fault. We can all be grumpy at times.

If I was living your life, I'd be grumpier, too.

BTW, my life isn't all rainbows, etc., either.

Keep posting.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Grumpy or not I read them all. I feel bad and happy for people, it’s life.

My day got off to a good start. I got home from walking the dog and went a few steps more to check my vanilla bean orchid and a flower was blooming, the first one! DH got on a ladder because the flower is 10-12 feet up the vine and hand pollinated it, there are no native pollinators here. I found a great video on You Tube showing how to pollinate it. It looks like there could be 40 more flowers. If the pollination works, the beans ripen in 3-4 months and then cure in a time consuming process for 3-4 months where lots can go wrong. I’m retired, I’ve got time.

Our county is giving away free native trees for Arbor Day, either a Dahoon holly or a Green Buttonwood, one per resident today and tomorrow. I picked a Green Buttonwood from a very enthusiastic and charismatic Master Gardener at the library.

And last, I got an overnight shipment of Air Potato Vine Beetles from the University of FL to eat the invasive vines on the cleared lot next to the house. I released them in the midst of the vines. They won’t eradicate the vines but will skeletonize the leaves, slowing the growth down. It’s a free program and they sent a pre-paid label to ship back the styrofoam container and cold pack.

It doesn’t take much to make me happy and to have a really good day.

Top: vanilla orchid on left, Green Buttonwood on right
Bottom: beetles and vine

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Old 04-26-2019, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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My news for today. Just got back from the heart clinic - didn't want to say anything until after my appointment. I've been having a real hard time walking and, sure enough, one of my main arteries has blockage so they have to put a stent in.

It's no longer a big deal to do that. It's now done out-patient. But, they have to get approval from medicare, then set it up.

It means a few more weeks of the pain I feel but at least it's fixable. Thankfully I have been aggressive in my trying to quit smoking, as he was sure that's what it is from. I only had 4 yesterday and, so far, only 1 today. Holding out as long as I can before I have another.

Who knows? I may not have another. That would be nice.
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