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Old 11-01-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Caladium, sorry you are under the weather. I have to go back to the doc today because the Cipro did nothing for the sinus infection from hell. I've had it for three months. Ridiculous.
Yeah, I hate chronic colds. I hate how you can't do all the things you want to do, hate the sore throat, hate the whole thing. Especially hate having to take it easy. I think I've spent more time on city-data in the past week than I have the entire year. My half marathon is almost here, this cold better be gone by then. Not that it's gonna stop me, but enough is enough.

 
Old 11-01-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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They are beyond adorable! These two are truly beautiful children . . . you have been so blessed!
Yeah, they'd be cute with or without costumes. Love the glint of mischief in their eyes. Nice to finally see a photo of them--now we want to see you! Or even better, you with the twins.

Halloween costumes are so cute these days. Nothing like those cheapo printed fabric things we had when I was a kid. The grade schools kids always seem to have the outfits that are clever, and the babies and toddlers had the most adorable outfits. Always fun to see toddlers go trick or treating. There's that moment when they switch from that confused look in their eyes to finally figuring out what happens when you go from door to door on Halloween.

Not so many political/topical costumes this year, or maybe that's just the way people do things down in my new town. Last year I remember seeing lots of home made topical outfits--but there was nothing like that this year. Lots of draculas, fairies, knights in armour, and so on.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Goodness, do you think a marathon while sick is a good idea? I admire your strength for wanting to be in it but it might set your revocery back a lot.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Meh, it's just a cold. Annoying, but I'm not really sick. Besides, if I don't do the race this year I may never do it. The reality of retirement projects is you do them while you can. Soon enough disability or just simple tiredness catch up with you.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Yes, the 'seize the day because you don't know if you will have tomorrow' syndrome.

We are having a lot of that now since my Dad passed unexpectedly last September.

Seize your marathon then!

'Thank you Lord for another day on Planet Earth. Through Jesus I pray.'
-Phil Robertson
 
Old 11-01-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Back to the issue of the oncoming cold weather. I am curious where people set their thermostats during cold weather. I have mine at 63 degrees Fahrenheit here in Southern California, which means the heat doesn't run at all most of the time, although it's great to have it for the 15 or 20 days a year it does run.
Mine is on "Off"

I love this time of year - both my gas and electric bills are at their lowest
 
Old 11-01-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Yeah, I hate chronic colds. I hate how you can't do all the things you want to do, hate the sore throat, hate the whole thing. Especially hate having to take it easy. I think I've spent more time on city-data in the past week than I have the entire year. My half marathon is almost here, this cold better be gone by then. Not that it's gonna stop me, but enough is enough.
I have "elder" friends who swear by the winter herbs they take for fending off colds and flu. Echinacea and elderberry extract. May be of help unless your cold has progressed too far. These remedies may help only before the cold/flu start.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Stephenville, Texas
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Back to the issue of the oncoming cold weather. I am curious where people set their thermostats during cold weather. I have mine at 63 degrees Fahrenheit here in Southern California, which means the heat doesn't run at all most of the time, although it's great to have it for the 15 or 20 days a year it does run.

I use a small electric space heater and/or the overhead heat lamp in the bathrooms for showering; if I didn't have those things I would have to keep the thermostat higher.
Here in central Texas, in winter we keep ours set at 68...maybe on 70 on the coldest days as my parents are in their 80s and prefer it a bit warmer. But our coldest days are usually in the lower 20's, we sometimes get down to around 10, but those are rare and the really cold snaps.

In Summer we keep it set on about 76, also use ceiling fans and table fans in most rooms.

I am ready for a cold snap or two!
 
Old 11-01-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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Winter--------heat set at 72
Summer.......cooling set at 75


63?

One reason I had a job during my working years was to have a comfortable house and 63 would be way too cold for me.
I am the same as Teddy52;

AC 75
HEAT 72

I am in Southwest Missouri where we have 4 seasons, oftentimes all in the same day. LOL
 
Old 11-02-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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As a child, my worst memories of visiting the "old folks" in their homes were of their stuffy and overheated living rooms. The heat would hit me in the face as soon as the door opened. It felt so "old" to me, lol. And the candy dishes on the coffee table! And here I am at the same age now...maybe that's why I need air and sparseness in my home. I've given away everything that could be a candy dish. But dang, I'm still getting old.
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