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  • in reply to: This Is Confusing To An Old Lady #5381841 Report Abuse
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    The official name for Naked Lady is Lycoris, at least according to Brent and Becky’s Bulbs that hammered the proper names into our skulls:)


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    in reply to: update on DH and disability #5381539 Report Abuse
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    Linda I am so so sorry that this is happening to you. But I am glad he came to you to get the help he needs, it is hard especially for a man to admit that. You are both in my prayers and don’t hesitate to come to us with your concerns and worries…that is what friends do and we are all friends.


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    in reply to: Thursday 3/26/15 in the VSR #5381472 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Sue, Larry and all…I haven’t had time to read any of last night’s threads. I am so sorry that Melissa has lost her father but he is in a much better place now. I will keep them in my prayers.
    We had an inch of rain overnight so it will be too wet to work outside today. At least it doesn’t require a shovel:)
    DD is doing well, she is one tough cookie having been through so much in her life including breast cancer. Through all of her treatments she didn’t miss a day of work. My job now is to be sure she doesn’t over do it. I need to take her car to the shop for an oil change today, take trash to the transfer station and pick up a few things at the grocery store. I hope you all have a great day.


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    I just finished some beef stew. Don’t have a thing in the house for dessert and that is a good thing:)


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    in reply to: I am Running Clean #5381272 Report Abuse
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    I am glad you found a plumber you like. I finally found one this winter and he will be my first choice if I ever need one again. One time long ago I tried running a snake in the drain and it caught on something and I had to call a plumber to take the whole thing apart to get it out. That was a very expensive lesson.


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT WED.MARCH SOMETHING #5381270 Report Abuse
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    Hi Charlie, Gayle, Donna and all…It has been a beautiful day here but one of the weather guessers used the “S” word for Saturday. The weeping pussy willow is in full bloom, the forsythia is showing color and there are a lot of different daffodils blooming. It isn’t unheard of for us to get a light snow the first of April, happened once since I have lived here. They call it Mother Natures Fertilizer but I have a better name for that. Starts with an S and ends with a T. Nothing exciting going on here.


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    in reply to: Precious…… #5381219 Report Abuse
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    We will give you an A for trying. I can’t post pictures on this dino puter at all any more:(


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    in reply to: Wed. 3/25/15 in the VSR #5380897 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Sue, Larry and all..I guess I won’t complain about the chill outside today since at least it doesn’t have to be shoveled. I put DD into bed last night and took my phone to bed with me..no calls so I am hoping she slept better in her own bed. DGD will finally make it to school this morning, lucky for her she is about finished and only has a couple of classes now. I don’t remember going part time when I was in school but a lot of the kids already have enough credits to graduate. I have neglected the greenhouse the last few days so I hope I can get out there and catch up on that and I have to do some laundry or I will be totally out of clean clothes. Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers, I will keep all of you in mine.


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    in reply to: Update on DD (Molly) #5380723 Report Abuse
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    She is home, had a shower and is tucked into bed for the night. Nobody will disturb her sleep tonight so she will feel much better tomorrow. They did give her a good supply of pain meds but she probably won’t take a lot of them, she is one tough cookie!


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    in reply to: How tall does Curly leaf parsley get? #5380718 Report Abuse
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    Two years ago I let some go to seed and it sprouted again last spring but as cold as our winter was this year I may not see it again so I started more.


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    So far nothing


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    in reply to: Update on DD (Molly) #5380652 Report Abuse
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    I didn’t get everything sugar free but I got her a good supply of drinks and stuff. Charlene the Jello Blocks are a good idea I will make some for her tomorrow. I am sure by the time they get home she isn’t going to be too interested in eating. She called about an hour ago that they were leaving it is a good two hour drive and they are in rush hour traffic too. DGD was supposed to work tonight but she cancelled that in favor of a good night without interruptions.


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    in reply to: Update on DD (Molly) #5380500 Report Abuse
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    I just heard from DGD, they will give her the meds at 3pm then discharge her. I know my DH spent a lot of time in the hospitals and he always said you never get better until you are home. I asked DD this morning if she would have the procedure done in 3 months and she said absolutely NO. She is going to be on a liquid diet for awhile so I am making her some chicken broth and as soon as I can get over there I will go to the store and get her stocked up on Jello, Sherbet, broths and whatever I can find that is sugar free. Maybe some sugar free mints. Thanks again for your prayers and good wishes, it means so much to all of us.


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    in reply to: My DH might have to go on disability #5380497 Report Abuse
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    Get advice from a good lawyer. I know my DH was 100% disabled by the va and he was turned down for SS disability. He had to get a lawyer to get it for him. It is pretty darned sad when you pay into this all of your working life and when you need it they won’t pay!


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    in reply to: Prayers Needed for DD (Molly) #5380056 Report Abuse
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    Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers, I feel they have already helped. I just talked to DGD, Mom is sleeping although she is doped up. If all goes well they will let them come home in the morning.
    I feel I need to explain what the procedure is-those of you who have met her know she is overweight. They were testing a new procedure for weight loss and she spent 3 years in the blind study, which they ended a few months ago, unfortunately she didn’t get the treatment but those that did had fantastic results in losing weight. Since this is supposed to be an alternative to gastric by pass with a very small incision, they hook into the vagus nerve which controls a lot of things we do including feeling full or hungry. Attached to that is a small balloon, which they fill every 3 months with just a “dollop” more of fluid and this tells the brain that you are full. It worked wonders for the people who got the treatment so they offered it to all of the people who didn’t. It seems that DD has a very large liver and in the process of accessing the vagus nerve the liver got nicked. Since this procedure is offered free to anyone who did the study, she will be eligible to have it again in 3 months, during that time they will try to make the liver smaller…IF she decides to try again she will be on a strict diet for two months and the third month will be an all liquid diet which is supposed to make the liver smaller. Ok now you know all that I know about this but I just wanted you to know how much my garden friends and their prayers mean to me. I have been awake since 1:30 am, sustained by black coffee so I think now I will try to relax and maybe sleep.
    God Bless you ALL!!!


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