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Old 09-07-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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RiverBird -- I am sorry for the loss of your dear MIL. I hope you and Hubby have a safe cross-country journey.

 
Old 09-07-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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My dear sweet MIL died early this a.m. on the West Coast. It was expected, she was 92. She went to sleep after getting pneumonia, which is what they say is the best way to go. This latest loss underscores how those of us approaching 70 or more may want to live it up, now.
My condolences to you and the family. Doesn't matter how "expected" it is, it's never easy.

That's how I want to go too. Quite a few people in my family have 'gone' that way. Lay down for a nap after lunch and that's that.
 
Old 09-07-2015, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Riverbird, I feel deeply for your loss. Sympathy is hard to express over the internet.
 
Old 09-07-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I second that. Just know we care.
 
Old 09-07-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Best to you NEG/Riverbird. Be safe on your journey. I hope you were able to talk to her recently. We are thinking about you. Barb
 
Old 09-07-2015, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Please accept my deepest sympathies.
 
Old 09-07-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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If what you mean by a leak is that when the toilet fills back up there's a trickling noise, it means that the mechanism that shuts the water off needs to be adjusted. Putting a brick (a regular brick) inside displaces the water and makes the water level higher, which might be enough pressure to force the valve to shut the water off inside the tank after a flush. There are adjustments that can be made on the mechanism to accomplish the same thing, but in the meantime try the brick (now where to get one of those....).
The brick worked OK with older toilets. Except crumbs from the brick could mess up other parts of the water closet.

We now have ultra low flow toilets. Brick is a no- go. In fact, there's nothing user-replaceable! Last time we had a leak, the manufacturer shipped us a replacement "thing" which controlled the water closet. All or nothing.
 
Old 09-08-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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RiverBird, hugs and blessings, safe journey.
 
Old 09-08-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks everyone, for your condolences. We will not be traveling to the West Coast, as she is being immediately cremated and her other son there will be bringing her remains in October to a memorial service in Connecticut, where she is from and where still has cousins around her age and us. It is so hard when your loved ones are 3,000 mi away from you. It's understandable why she moved there, but it made it impossible for us to visit more than a few times. We missed so many good years with her. I can't think of another elder who was as nice as she was. Just loved everybody and had no complaints even in the severe pain of a botched back operation. She died in peace, as she lived.
 
Old 09-08-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Thanks everyone, for your condolences. We will not be traveling to the West Coast, as she is being immediately cremated and her other son there will be bringing her remains in October to a memorial service in Connecticut, where she is from and where still has cousins around her age and us. It is so hard when your loved ones are 3,000 mi away from you. It's understandable why she moved there, but it made it impossible for us to visit more than a few times. We missed so many good years with her. I can't think of another elder who was as nice as she was. Just loved everybody and had no complaints even in the severe pain of a botched back operation. She died in peace, as she lived.
You can't ask for better than that. We should all be so fortunate.
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