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  • in reply to: Friday in the Midwest #5300679 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning,  It is 44* and so foggy I can’t see across the street.  They say it will clear off and be a nice day.  I’m hoping they are right.  I had plans to not take any anxiety pill today but I don’t think that will happen.  Tim is at his real job all day and this is the first day I will be alone all day so maybe I’ll cut off the pill until next Monday when I have someone around.  I do have to water in the GH because Wed is my day to do that and I missed it then.  Other than that not much planned besides picking up the house.  

    I did run to the town next door and do some shopping yesterday.  My little car is real fun to get around in.  Even with the smaller motor it drives real well on the highway.  The best part is I filled it up with gas.  Wow, it cost me 31 bucks compared to the usual 100 in my old car.  It also turns real short compared with the old one.  Makes it real easy parking and getting in and out is like sitting in a chair compared to climbing a ladder in the old one.  I bought a new pair of slippers/shoes.  This morning I have 2 cats fighting over the shoe box.  Apparently it is the only place in the house they can sleep today.  Well, I don’t have anything interesting today so I’ll just say I hope you all have a great day.  Lair


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300570 Report Abuse
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    Good evening, I just wanted to tell Carol a story of why the poem is so appropriate.  When I took Smokey in to the vet they took us to a room with chairs and a couch.  The vet came in and gave him a shot so he would slowly go to sleep.  Everyone left and he and I were alone so I sat on the floor and he layed down and put his head on my knee and gave a big sigh.  After a few minutes I heard a low snore.  I petted him and he opened his eyes to look at me and then closed them again.  Over the next few minutes he snored a little then he started moving his legs like he was running.  He let out a few low muffled barks and continued running motions.  I am sure he was in the meadow chasing a squirrel or rabbit in his dreams.  He used to dream like this a lot up until the past year so I know he was already in a better place. He was so peaceful and although I felt so bad for me I knew it was the best thing for him,   My guess is that is where I will find my buddy when I get there.  Thanks again Carol and everyone’s kind words.  .  Lair 


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300374 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning everyone, it is 42* and looks like it could rain any second.  The forecast is for rain until noon and then clear up for the rest of the week and weekend.  Temps in the low  70′s.  Yesterday was a real chore but turned out good car shopping.  After looking at several models I ended up with the first one I looked at.  I took it for a test drive all around the 3 lots of cars.  The ones I couldn’t afford, The ones I could and then the ones they wouldn’t sell me because they don’t sell lemons locally.  At least they were honest.  I then took the car to 2 mechanics and both of them gave me the go ahead to buy it and said I was getting a good deal.  Went back to the dealer and got them to come down another thousand so I am happy.  By late afternoon all papers were signed, license changed and insurance taken care of so home I came.  Car drives niice and is so easy to get in and out of so that’s a plus.  I’m sure I’ll enjoy it a lot.  

    Tim is off to work again today being a carpenter.  I’m thinking I will run and get some cat food and see what else I will need when I am there.  I am going to change my surgery date from tomorrow until later.  Can’t do anymore this week as far as stress goes.  Once that is done I’ll just kick back and do whatever I feel like doing.  Well, I better get moving, Thanks everyone for your kind words when they mean so much. You all have made a hump into a bump for me, thanks!  I’ll be back later, You all have a nice day.  Lair


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300359 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning again, I should have posted before I read the poem.  I’m having a little trouble seeing to type.  I’ll come back in a little bit.  Thank you Carol for posting this.  Yo have no idea how true ti is.  Lair


    in reply to: Wednesday in the Midwest 10-22 #5299906 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is sunny and in the upper 40′s this morning and going up in the 60′s later.  My Doctor appointment went well yesterday.  My good cholesterol is 82 and my bad is down to 40 so they were happy.  My sugar is still elevated but about the same as last year. They wanted to put me on more medication but I said no to that.  I had to tell her that I have cut my medication in half since last appointment and the sugar level has stayed the same so I am not sold that it has much to do with medication. She was concerned about a spot on my chest and wants me to have it checked.  They have already called and wanted to give me an appointment for Friday but I can’t do anymore this week so we will make it next month.  I can’t say much about the trip to the vet but will later but it was made as easy as possible by the caring people at the office.  There are a lot of voids here in the house and in my heart.  

    I’m going shopping for a car this morning.  The guy I want to deal with comes in at 10 am so I would like to be there then.  I’ll let you know how that turns out.  Carol I hope your color tour is a lot of fun for you and you have great weather.  Leroy, you have fun too at your store close out.  Get some good deals.  Everyone else have a good day.  Lair


    in reply to: VSR~ Tuesday, October 21 #5299526 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, I just had to stop by and wish Larry a happy birthday.  I know Charlene reads this at noon and I won’t call tonight when she has company.  Charlene wish Larry a Happy Birthday.  Lair


    in reply to: Tuesday October 21, in the Midwest #5299522 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is 42* and sunny today going up to 60* this afternoon.  Yesterday was grand with a high of 65* and sun.  The furnace man came and got a number of the parts he needs and they should be in today or tomorrow but funny thing the furnace started working last night and is still running this morning.  I have a doctor appointment this morning at 11 am.  Tim is off to work on his carpenter job.  He took my car so I’ll be taking his to the doctor.  I need to have it this afternoon because Smokey can’t get into mine anymore. I’m taking Smokey to the vet this afternoon for the last time.  Tim and I took turns breaking down last night and I imagine tonight will be worse.  I know it is the right decision to send him ahead of me but it is still hard.  Tomorrow I have an appointment to look at cars.  I already have lined up a mechanic to look at one if I find it.  Price is the biggest limitation I have, any make or color will be fine is there no problems with the car.  

    I have been wondering about Dena too, I hope she is doing well with everything.  Also Sandy hasn’t been around too much but I guess life just gets busy for all of us. There are quite a few who posted for a while and then disappeared.  If any of are just reading let us know what you are up to.   Well I better get cleaned up for the Doctor and my day.  You all have a good day.  Lair


    in reply to: Monday in the Midwest #5299201 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is 46 and the sun is shining going up to 60* this afternoon.  We are to have nice weather this week.  I am waiting for the furnace man to come.  I’ll be back when he leaves and it is a little warmer in here.  Have a good one.  Lair


    in reply to: Sunday in the Midwest October 19, 2014 #5298820 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, it is sunny here and 36* but the wind is out of the north at about 20 mph.  It will be chilly when I take the Smokey out, guess it coat time.  It is 54* in the kitchen this morning so I may need to get a coat for there also.  I hope they can get the furnace fixed tomorrow.  I made my list of things to do this week but I quit. Furnace repairman, visit the doctor,pay bills, go to the Vet, and go car shopping start the list.   I don’t want to do anything on the list and I won’t feel better once I get them done except for the furnace repair.  I didn’t mention that the local school came over on Friday and raked leaves.  Last year they did a wonderful job but this year was almost the opposite.  There were 16 kids that were out there and 4 had rakes and one with a large leaf bag.  The rest stood by the house out of the wind.  They were here about a half hour and filled 2 bags half full and were gone.  I even had to haul the bags to the curb for pick up.  Poor supervision is all I can figure.  Last year the gal was right there with the kids but this year the teacher was standing by the house with the kids and he was on the phone the whole time.  Oh well, better than nothing.  

    Today I am just trying to keep warm and get the recycling done.  Maybe bring some of my lawn sprays in the house so they don’t freeze.  I better keep moving so I don’t freeze in one spot.  You all have a good day.  Lair   


    in reply to: Midwest Saturday October 18 #5298512 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, Not sure what the temp is outside, I’m distracted by the temp in here.  The furnace stopped working yesterday in the kitchen.  I got the local guy over and he fixed it so it worked fine.  I got up this morning to 48* in the kitchen and no heat.  Don’t think I can call him until Monday.  It will be a chilly weekend.  Got a call yesterday saying I was over my limit and my credit card has been closed.  I called and someone has charged thousands on my account for computers and music.  I started the process to get that cleared up.  I went to the drug store to pick up new diabetes test strips.  They gave me a new machine because my old strips are not made anymore.  I’m thinking this isn’t an improvement, the new one is half the size of the old one and the buttons are so small I need to use a pencil to hit them.  The strips are 1/4 the size of a postage stamps so I’ll need a tweezers plus I am on page 24 of the manual and still have not found out how to turn the thing on.  I wish they would realize smaller isn’t always better.  It is always something.  

    Well, I need to go and see what I can do about getting Smokey up and outside.  He is not getting any better but going the other way quickly.  Can’t do anything about it today because I can’t get him in my car alone.  Like I say ” if it isn’t one thing it is two. ” You all have a good day.  Lair


    in reply to: Friday in the Midwest #5298215 Report Abuse
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    Hey Carol, glad to see you back!  The shingles shot was a problem for me.  The Doctor had to get permission to give it to me as it was elective.  The cost was to be $350.00  While I was waiting for weeks for insurance approval I talked to my pharmacist and she said for the doctor to write a prescription and she would give me the shot herself.  I called the doctor and it was done the next day.  If I can remember right the shot was under $20.00 and giving it was free.  I don’t know how they can get away with charging that much for the shot at the doctors office when the nurse gives it to you anyway.  I would try going that route but make sure it won’t effect Ray.  I didn’t find out until after I got the shot but Tim shouldn’t have been around me since he was having Chemo, he could have gotten it from me.  Lair


    in reply to: Friday in the Midwest #5298137 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Leroy and all to follow,  It is a sunny 47* here this morning. Should get up to 60 this afternoon but we will have a NW wind to keep us cool.  I went and got my blood drawn yesterday so that will be done for my next week appt.  Car worked fine but I still held my breath the whole time.  Andy came over yesterday after school and we worked on making hay for his field.  We strung dried moss like a necklace to make winrows to lay in his field.  We used dental floss for string and it turned out realistic enough.  Next thing is to make trees on a small scale.  Today I need to go the the drug store and pick up some pills.  Not sure what else I will be doing, hopefully the boys will come over to clean up a few more beds.  

    Carol, I was hoping to see you here this morning, I hope things get fixed soon. I would send you an email but not sure if you would get it.  

    Sandy, where are you this week?  I don’t think you have been on for a few days.  Let us know what’s up.  

    Mary, good to hear you have the weekend off.  A little time to relax.  

    Snow, busy, busy.  I’m still having trouble imagining planting things this time of the year.  Sure takes a lot of planning and care to do your job.  

    Jan, once you retire you will wonder how you ever had time to work.  At least my case.  Just like working full time without the check.  

    Sue, I know how tough it is to cut things back.  I brought in my Mandevilla this week and it is so full of flowers I couldn’t cut it anywhere.  

    Well, I’m drawing a blank on what to say next so I guess I will just say have a good dya.  Lair


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest #5297672 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning,  It is so bright here in my office I am having trouble seeing.  It is sunny and 44* here but going to be a wonderful day with a high in the 60′s.  I’m going into town and try to get in for my Tuesday appointment with the lab work I need done before my Doctor’s appointment I have next week.   It is just drawing blood so they should work me in.  One of the boys will be coming over to work on my fall list later.  If not today maybe tomorrow.  Didn’t get good report on my car.  I can drive it but he said I should only drive it to dealers in the next few weeks.  The same diagnosis as the dog and about the same amount of time. My Smokey isn’t doing as well the past couple of days so the shot must be wearing off.  I don’t know if I will get a nice used car or like Sandy just something to get me around.  My car looks so nice and like new in many ways but just no fixing it, at least not on my budget.  

    I got a text from Carol and she said she is without a computer.  She sent it from her phone.  I want to reply but not sure how to do it.  Hope she gets things working again soon.  Well, Tim is up so I’ll go and talk to him and try to get him to drive me to the appointment.  Be back later.  You all have a good day.  Lair


    in reply to: Tuesday October 14, 2014 #5296806 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, This morning it is 52* going for a high of 55*.  We had rain all day yesterday and it is still raining this morning.  Just spitting now but in the last 24 hours we got 3.5″ in the rain gauge.  I took my car in yesterday and they wouldn’t let me drive it home so I am carless.  As far as price they would not even venture a guess.  When I asked about the tires he said to just wait until they could see if they could fix it first.  When I got home I found part of a steering rod in the driveway so that must be the problem.  Everyone who has ever worked on my car has asked if it was in a flood because of all the rust underneath it.  I bought it with 80 miles on it so who knows where it sat before I got it.   Anyway, nothing else is going right here so I will be back when the sun comes out.  Have a good day everyone.  Lair


    in reply to: Sunday October 12, 2014 in the Midwest #5295999 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, it is 39* & sunny here this morning but I don’t think it will stay that way long.  It should be raining by noon and keep it up till Tuesday night.  We do need the rain.  Didn’t do much yesterday and hope to do less today.  I do have to get the trash and recycling together today.  Not feeling so good so everything else will have to wait.  My car brakes are making a noise so I’ll have to get that checked out tomorrow.  I guess when I am there I will finally get those tires put on.  I don’t have all my beds cleaned off.  There are still some area where it has to freeze before I can cut it back and dig the cannas.  I would like to cut some branches before winter too, maybe later in the week when we have 70* days.  Need to run, Have a good dya,  Lair


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