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  • in reply to: ILUV, It's National Candy Corn Day!!! #5303248 Report Abuse
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    Wow, ILUV, the day is almost over and you never saw this post. You must be on a candy corn high, or maybe you went the other way and didn’t get any candy corn.


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest October 30, 2014 #5303122 Report Abuse
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    Lair, Wow, if they could get the name of the person that lived in that apartment and left that kitten behind they could be charged with animal abandonment, animal cruelty, or both. Wouldn’t you just like to slap some people upside the head. I’m sure glad the boys didn’t just leave him there. Tell them thank you from me. Maybe you should relay the story on to the girl at the vet’s office that gave the kitten a new home. She might like to know his “short life” story.


    in reply to: WEIRD…. yep just strange!!! #5303042 Report Abuse
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    Maybe your dad got tired of hearing his baby’s requests going unanswered. I pray that it works and stays working.

    If it were me, I would have called and got it fixed/replaced or whatever it took. Soft water is what you need for showers and clothes washing.


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest October 30, 2014 #5302991 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, Last night was okay. I did my thing and the other two did theirs. I charted snacks for my people but I don’t think they gave anyone they put to bed a snack. I was ticked when I did the shower of an EZStand person, and when I put the light on to get help to put him in his chair they sat in the office and wouldn’t come answer the light. I did him by myself and then I just parked him out on the carpet, and those two finally came out and put him to bed. I had already given him his snack. I’m biding my time until I can dump on these two. (insert evil laugh!)

    Lair, Love the kitty picture! That kitten doesn’t look too wild in that picture. I’m glad you got the other one a home so fast. Your new kitty looks a little bigger than mine, but not by much, maybe a few weeks. Male or Female? I would just love to slap………WTH…………….. Well, that was a big crash! I said they were terrors! Kittens up where they shouldn’t be and knocked Jerry’s clipboard off the end table and papers everywhere. Back to what I was saying; I would just love to slap people up and say, “What are you thinking? You don’t just give someone a kitten or leave it on their door step. You ask them if they want it first.” People just ASSume that you need another cat. In my own defense, I shot my BB gun out the bathroom window at an orange stray under my bird feeders this morning. I don’t think I connected but it was enough to get him running and go across the street and on his way. I’m figuring it’s the dad to the peach kittens in the drain. He was crouched and hiding in my flowers waiting for the birds to come in to eat. I hate it when they make my little birds their breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I didn’t have much room to get the gun barrel out the window maybe 1.5″, and they usually run when they hear me open the window. If one is bold enough to stay when I open the window up a foot and yell at it, it’s gonna get a BB in the butt if I can connect. I should have left the window open. I could have gotten a better shot. It usually only takes once to teach them to eat elsewhere. Now that there will be a place to take a trapped cat, I may get myself a bigger trap and catch a few intruders.

    I’m glad you had a good talk with Andy. I hope you realize how much influence you have on him. Not to make you sound old, but maybe you’re the grandfather image in his life. The man of WISDOM!

    Carol, Now why would you think I would leave a kitten on Lair’s doorstep? that would NEVER happen. I’m glad you have so many gadgets to get rid of the leaves. I only had the one tree and it’s now gone, but I have huge maples all around me. I get all the leaves that blow in.

    Snow, I hope you do okay once you get the teeth out. Take care and rest.

    Sandy, You might need to start talking to the authorities about the THEFT of your wood. Maybe they could put up a temporary surveillance camera. This is outright theft by a lazy person, and taking advantage of a woman to boot! Did Chris replace what he took? I would be getting on him even more now. Maybe you need to spray paint or somehow MARK your wood, so you can prove it’s yours if you figure out who’s doing this. Good news of the job and finance situations.

    Well, I want to try to take these two kitten up to the home for a short period yet this morning, so I’ll talk to ya later.

    I hope everyone has a great day.

     

     


    in reply to: Mid-West on Wednesday #5302636 Report Abuse
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    I’m here for a split second. I work with the witch and the bitch today, so it should be just a wonderful night NOT! We are down in count, so that has helped alot. One went home to the Lord, two went home to their own homes with a third leaving this Sat. I sure hope the DH can get some help to come in. The wife has Alzheimers BAD and she gets verbally abusive to him and others.

    Well, gotta go, be back later.

    Lair, I SWEAR I didn’t leave a kitten! My two terrors are down in the basement.


    in reply to: Mid-West on Tuesday, Oct 28 #5302195 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, I will start my 4 day stretch of work days today. DDIL is coming home to her parent’s house on Friday for Halloween with Brylie. She is supposed to be bringing Brylie over here on Saturday for a visit. I talked to DD Friday, and told her about these two coming home; she might come home with them. DH will go over and get her. DS is working his security job this weekend, so he won’t be coming home. He’s working an ISU football game at the Wells Fargo Arena.

    Kittens are becoming even bigger terrors. We have the stairway blocked off now. The lace curtains are now up over the rod, and I put the shade up so they can see out the window. Ooow, big woop! That didn’t impress them at all. They’re more interested in going over the back of the couch to the window sill and down to the floor. I reinforced the cat scratch box because it was crushing in. The garbage can with the plastic grocery sack in it has become a play toy.

    They are also finding that the dry Fancy Feast Salmon flavor isn’t too bad dry. The powdered milk replacer is gone as of this morning, so we’ll see how water goes over. They’ve snitched some of Sassy’s water before, so they know what it is. They’ve also ran through it and spilled it, so they know how to do that also. They are becoming more loving and just want to get petted at times, so that’s an improvement over us being just a cat toy; it’s mostly at night when they’re tired.

    Lair, Is it possible that Andy wants to be with you because he gets attention and has someone who actually listens to him and responds to him and answers his questions. There’s more to being a parent than just having kids. With so many kids in the house I can’t imagine Andy getting much 1 on 1 with his dad. Maybe that’s why he mentioned living with you. Maybe you need to talk to his dad and find out how much, if any, time he spends alone with Andy. Teens need to know they aren’t just a number or part of the group. ALL kids need ‘ME’ time with a parent. I found that to be the time when they will open up and tell you what’s on their mind; it when they have your undivided attention. A parent also has to know their child and recognize when they aren’t themselves. It sure sounds like Andy is craving that sort of attention right now. If kids get too desperate for attention, that’s when they get in with the wrong people and gravitate to the wrong crowd. Yes, it does take a village to raise a child; a village of GOOD people.

    Carol, How’s the leaf situation going? I think you need one of those leaf mulchers like I posted. It make such fast work of those dried leaves. If you wanted mulch you could save them. We use a mulching mower to chew them up and feed the lawn. No, Brylie doesn’t get a kitty; she already has a dog, Jasmine. I know DS would have like one, but they weren’t home during the day to be able to feed something that small. I don’t think DDIL would allow a cat in ‘her’ house. Because of something that happened, and it didn’t involve pee or poop, I think I wore out my welcome as it was by bringing these two down.

    Snow, What seeds are you sowing, transplanting these days?

    Leroy, You snuck in. How do you cook your squash? I cut in half, clean, put butter and brown sugar in the center and microwave. They taste so good at this time of year.

    Well, gotta get dinner ready and then I’ll be off to work. Talk to ya later.

     


    in reply to: Hubby got me some Airborne stuff #5301937 Report Abuse
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    I guess my post disappeared. Get yourself a good vit/mineral complex. I take 1 A Day for Women 50+. It has stuff in it that women need. They also have one for men. I took the Silver formula but it didn’t have some of the things or not enough of some things that I wanted. I think I took it for a month before I started seeing little changes. You may still get sick if you’re around sick people in an office, but it might not last as long or be as severe if you have been taking a vit/min supplement.


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    http://www.barnonedrinks.com/search/?cx=015727763658184789878%3Aqvxbohgbruq&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=punch&sa=Search

    I guess it depends on what it’s being mixed with to come up with a ratio. Here are a BUNCH of recipes and some of them are very elaborate and have multiple ingredients, so you’ll have to know what ingredients your punch has to come up with a ratio.

    I did see some I might have to go back and check out!


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    What if someone is on medication that could have a reaction to the alcohol? I agree, you better have two bowls and LABEL it well. If someone had a heart attack from a drug reaction you don’t want to ruin the festivities. Are there going to be kids at this party? Who’s going to watch to make sure they don’t get any my mistake or on purpose.

    As far as what ratio to use I have no idea.

    I’m not trying to put a damper on your fun. I’m know as the aunt that brings the wine/wine coolers to Christmas. It’s just for us ladies in the kitchen. I don’t give any to the men; the guys have their beer and pop. A good cook is a happy cook, and we all need happy cooks in the kitchen at christmas time.

    I’ve been to showers where they’ve put stuff in the punch. Sometimes they overdo and it really ruins the flavor of a good punch. I do like punch, so I’m not really one that messes with a good thing.


    in reply to: Monday in the Midwest #5301905 Report Abuse
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    Carol, You did click on word edit to go back into your original post right? You can highlight the post after you hit submit, but it won’t delete anything, only if you hit edit and then go back into the original posting can you change anything or delete it.

    Highlighting and then hitting the delete button on the keyboard should work. Maybe try highlighting some and then click on your mouse. There should be a small menu of options pop up and delete should be on there. You might have to right click a second time if it doesn’t show up in the first menu. What if you highlight and then hit the backspace button. Any of the 3 options I gave you should have deleted the text.

    If all else fails, pick a spot and click to place your cursor as a starting point. Hold down the backspace button.


    in reply to: Have you ever had a bunion? #5301868 Report Abuse
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    If it’s gout, it’s probably the buildup of uric acid CRYSTALS in the joint. I read one time that the crystals can feel like shards of glass. You might want to do a search on foods to avoid. I know alcohol and red meat are a couple of them. I have a girlfriend whose DH gets this and he won’t give up these two things. Well, if you won’t help yourself by making a diet change, then I guess you suffer.


    in reply to: Weird Things Happen Here Sometimes. #5301864 Report Abuse
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    I have had my typed post disappear before. The one time I hit the back arrow and poof, there was my post that I had typed. I hit submit again and then it went through. I don’t know if I went back once or twice but there was what I typed.


    in reply to: Monday in the Midwest #5301858 Report Abuse
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    Carol, to get rid of the words just highlight them so it turns blue and hit delete, and do it all the way to the bottom or just pieces at a time.

    Just put your mouse in front of the first letter below the picture, click and hold the mouse button down, drag to the right and down. Everything that is highlighted blue will disappear when you hit the delete button.

    Good Morning All, I told Jerry that I think these two kitten should be named Houdini and Brat. The tiger, Houdini, was on top of the box this morning when I went down to get them. How she got up there I have NO clue. She found some way to climb beside the box apparently. The other one is just a little brat and is mean to his smaller sister. I asked DH, “What are we going to do about the ones in the drain?” He said, “Nothing. They’ll get out on their own.” If the mother got them through the rain then it’s only a matter of time before they climb out somewhere. My two, with trimmed claws, can still get up onto the couch. They can jump a good 2 feet up to get on the couch. The mother is apparently still able to feed them, so I’m not too worried now. I only saw 4 ears, so I don’t actually know if there are 2 or all 4. I gave up worrying about them; St. Francis took over that duty long ago.

    Lair, I’m so glad this kitten ‘found’ you before winter rolls around. I sometimes wonder if the soul of an old cat doesn’t go into a younger one so they can come back to us, or maybe the Heavens orchestrate it so a new cat will come into our lives to replace a lost one. Is it possible, time wise, that your kitten was born at the time your other cat passed? The cat I have now is sort of a case like that. We figured she was born 4 weeks before our other cat died. That cat was only 3 yrs. old and died unexpectedly. It was the runt of the litter and the vet thought it probably had a bad heart it’s whole life. When DD’s cat died so suddenly she wanted to wait awhile before she looked for another kitten. She decided on a LONG HAIRED ORANGE. They are impossible to find, peach is easy, but not long haired solid orange. We looked for a month. My brother had a litter of kittens come into his shelter. Our kitten was the only long haired and orange kitten in the litter; the other kittens were short haired and all gray. It wasn’t solid orange like she wanted, but in the end the white didn’t matter. When he called my SIL and said he was coming up she told him what DD wanted. He brought it along from Illinois even though it wasn’t all orange. She took one look at that kitten and fell in love. It was a done deal when she held it. A child’s broken heart repaired in a split second and that was 18 yrs. ago. Even though the cat still lives with me, DD was almost in tears when she thought she was going to die 3 years ago, and asked if I thought she would still be alive when she came home for Christmas. Who knew? I don’t want to put her to sleep, but it might have to happen down the road. Cats can be aloof, but they still have that one claw hooked into our heart forever.

    Carol, I have an electric Black & Decker Leaf Blower/Bagger. I think I spent $50 for it maybe 4 yrs. ago at Walmart. It was the BEST money I’ve ever spent. You can get them with batteries now, but I don’t think a battery would last as long as it took me to do all my leaves. I just had a really long outdoor extension cord that my DH gave me. It has two really easy to attach ends, one for blowing and one for sucking up leaves. I love that thing! I can blow the leaves into a pile and then put on the mulcher end and suck them up into the bag. If the leaves are wet or dry it will suck them right in. If they are dry they are chopped into really small pieces. I take the bag off and then go to the curb and unzip the backside of the bag and dump out the leaves. Our city sweeper picks up all the leaves we leave at the curb in the fall. I even go into my flower beds and suck up leaves. The flowers rooted in the ground stay put, even if they accidentally get sucked up with the leaves. I might break one off occasionally, but not often. I see now they have battery ones, but it’s just a lot more money. The bag has a strap so you can hang it on your shoulder while you work. My bad seemed to always come off the machine when it got full. I don’t know if that’s what it was designed to do, but it worked for me. It’s just a simple twist to get the bag on and off.

    http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=Black%20%26%20Decker%20leaf%20mulcher

    If you have that many leaves maybe you should look at this one:

    http://ecoyardpower.com/black-decker-lh5000-leaf-hog-review/

    Well I have the day off and I need to use it wisely. I have some bulbs to plant. Well the bulbs didn’t happen. Too many squirrels out there digging as well. I’ll wait until it gets colder.


    in reply to: Sunday in the Midwest 10-26 #5301720 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, I just got home from work a half hour ago. I just for the heck of it decided to go check the storm drain. Jerry saw a calico cat go into the drain this morning. Well I saw a peach colored kitten and I think a white and gray patch one. These two were laying at the opening of the north side of the drain. I’m thinking maybe the rest of them are still alive also. I don’t know how, but I saw 2 for sure.


    in reply to: A VERY HAPPY 11 YEAR OLD***UPDATE >PICTURES #5301480 Report Abuse
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    The best part of this gift is that she has a teacher that can get her started, make it fun, and keep it fun. Struggling isn’t fun, but with you teaching her how to get the most out of this camera she’ll learn to enjoy it and won’t want to put it away.

    Happy Birthday to her also!


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