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Old 12-04-2015, 11:03 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Just wanted to let everyone know that my mom fell and broke her hip this morning. After getting her to the ER, they were able to do surgery this afternoon. She made it through the surgery just fine and has been sleeping most of the time since. We are hoping she will be able to get around a little better and will fully recover.

We had to put my dad in a memory care unit early in the year and he is now on hospice and not really doing very well. So it has been a busy year for my sister and me. Thanks for letting me share.
That's such a difficult situation to be in. Most of us have been there. I hope your mom makes a full recovery. At least you have your sister helping you--that is something you can be grateful for. Good luck to you and don't worry about sharing problems here. Most people are compassionate and helpful.
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Just wanted to let everyone know that my mom fell and broke her hip this morning. After getting her to the ER, they were able to do surgery this afternoon. She made it through the surgery just fine and has been sleeping most of the time since. We are hoping she will be able to get around a little better and will fully recover.

We had to put my dad in a memory care unit early in the year and he is now on hospice and not really doing very well. So it has been a busy year for my sister and me. Thanks for letting me share.
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That's such a difficult situation to be in. Most of us have been there. I hope your mom makes a full recovery. At least you have your sister helping you--that is something you can be grateful for. Good luck to you and don't worry about sharing problems here. Most people are compassionate and helpful.
Indeed. Be grateful for your sister, because in some families one adult child does it all. In addition to sharing the workload, the mutual moral support is a wonderful thing to have. Best wishes.
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Backintheville - Tough times for sure. Prayers for both your parents and TG you have your sister.




OK - on another note: So, this morning I ambled into the kitchen, turned on a dim light, saw what I thought was the toy mouse I got for "the cat". I bent down to pick it up but something stopped me. I turned on a brighter light and e-e-e-e-e- it was a real mouse, dead and all slobbery wet. I almost touched that thing - eeww.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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No, no and NO!! Just because one thread is closed doesn't negate all the rest. People can still read all that's posted there and they can start their own threads so I don't see any problem. Once a thread gets that big it usually does get shut down but I don't consider than any problem. Besides, there are some great people here...including you!...so you HAVE to stick around.
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I, too, have considered getting away from CD. The last insult was when I said on another forum that I probably would never consider eating squirrel (which others are doing in AR),and I was told I was close minded and snotty. I reported that person and it was taken down.

But still, when the learning opportunities are far less than the smacks, I keep thinking maybe I should give up. Yesterday someone told me I should be using "an" in front of RM (reverse mortgage) rather than"a ". LOL Who cares????????
Barb, you are adored, don't ever leave.

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4 degrees this morning with snow on the ground. I'm standing looking out my window, hot cup of coffee, fire in the wood stove. Silently I say the retirement blessing, "have fun worker bees!"
I love you, man. Go fishing.

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probably doesn't make much difference to most, but I don't think the squirrel I ate as a child were the little grey ones I see in my yard. I don't think there is enough meat on them to make them worth dressing.


At my old place, I had a big red fox squirrel. I think that's the kind we ate.


please don't anyone leave. If you leave, they win.
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Wouldn't it be cool to have a virtual CD-Retirement living facility in which we were all inmates? What fun to meet up at mealtimes and activities and carry on our animosities toward each other. I always thought some seniors live forever because they're so argumentative, lol.

Now what's wrong with eating roadkill??


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newcomputer and PhxBarb: You two are so cute. It's people like you that make CD a fun place to visit.
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Remember I posted a photo of my front parlor?

Guess what? I'll post a new picture in the next several days. The modern glass top table - I think - has been sold via Craig'sList. I have a smaller, more ornate - but still glass top coffee table that better fits the room. More importantly, I got a new Chinese "Aubusson" wool rug with burgundy red in it to better match the drapes. I would have preferred an Oriental or Persian rug, but they were just out of my price range.

Sorry to bore you with my home decorating news, but it's a major hobby of mine ... fixing up old dump which was sadly neglected for so many years.
Do post, love your taste in home decor!!!!!!!!!! Rock on!!!!!!

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There have been a lot of generation wars in the Economics Forum, to the point they had to put up a sticky saying generation wars are not permitted there. Now recently in the Urban Planning Forum, in a thread entitled "Why millenials are driving less", someone wrote that the world will be a better place when everybody born before 1960 has died off. Pretty extreme, no? That must have been taken down, because I went back and looked carefully for it just now but it was no longer there.
eff 'em ER.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that my mom fell and broke her hip this morning. After getting her to the ER, they were able to do surgery this afternoon. She made it through the surgery just fine and has been sleeping most of the time since. We are hoping she will be able to get around a little better and will fully recover.

We had to put my dad in a memory care unit early in the year and he is now on hospice and not really doing very well. So it has been a busy year for my sister and me. Thanks for letting me share.
Hugs and prayers BITV. So sorry.

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Backintheville - Tough times for sure. Prayers for both your parents and TG you have your sister.




OK - on another note: So, this morning I ambled into the kitchen, turned on a dim light, saw what I thought was the toy mouse I got for "the cat". I bent down to pick it up but something stopped me. I turned on a brighter light and e-e-e-e-e- it was a real mouse, dead and all slobbery wet. I almost touched that thing - eeww.
EEk did that about a month ago, damn vision ain't what it used to be.
Thankfully I have a new barn cat who lets no roadkill go uneaten!
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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CCgirl: You are so funny. You should have a late night show.
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:00 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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NYgal2NC, I couldn't answer, but if you are reading, see you soon.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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So, this morning I ambled into the kitchen, turned on a dim light, saw what I thought was the toy mouse I got for "the cat". I bent down to pick it up but something stopped me. I turned on a brighter light and e-e-e-e-e- it was a real mouse, dead and all slobbery wet. I almost touched that thing - eeww.
You are such a wuss. I hope it wasn't a baby. Once I rescued a bambino mouse from a tray of molasses in a food coop. Must have come out overnight and OD'd on the drip tray under the spigot. I picked him up and washed him off in the janitor sink and sent him on his way. He gave a little hiccup going out the door. I think of him as Sonny.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Cleveland retirees, here's an option.

These Students Are Dumping Their Dorms for a Retirement Home - NBC News
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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OK - on another note: So, this morning I ambled into the kitchen, turned on a dim light, saw what I thought was the toy mouse I got for "the cat". I bent down to pick it up but something stopped me. I turned on a brighter light and e-e-e-e-e- it was a real mouse, dead and all slobbery wet. I almost touched that thing - eeww.

I sometimes have a mouse problem in my house. Earlier this year I thought I saw the last of them ... until ... just a couple of nights ago I went into the kitchen, turned up the light (there is always some light on down there throughout the night), and a little field mouse darted across the room. Had a conversion about it with Professor Robert who is skilled at getting rid of the critters (he claims they love nuts and peanut butter - but he poisons it! ). I refuse to use the glue traps ... it just seems so inhumane to me. At least the old fashioned mousetraps meant a quick instantaneous death.
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I sometimes have a mouse problem in my house. Earlier this year I thought I saw the last of them ... until ... just a couple of nights ago I went into the kitchen, turned up the light (there is always some light on down there throughout the night), and a little field mouse darted across the room. Had a conversion about it with Professor Robert who is skilled at getting rid of the critters (he claims they love nuts and peanut butter - but he poisons it! ). I refuse to use the glue traps ... it just seems so inhumane to me. At least the old fashioned mousetraps meant a quick instantaneous death.

Get a cat - they have this "thing" - a sense that there's something that doesn't belong there and will stalk it then catch and play with it til the poor thing dies of a heart attack.
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