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Old 07-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #8141
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That hurt just reading about it Hope you feel better very soon freebird.
Oh it hurt alright. You never realize how fast you actually walk until you bang your head into something that doesn't give way.
For the record....a scream and a string of !#*& came out of my mouth upon impact.

Poor Mr B was startled out of his chair and rushed right over to see what had happened. I was on my knees on the floor holding my forehead.

I'll be OK. Me thinks I better find the aspirin bottle very soon.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:36 PM   #8142
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The good news is no blood, just a few birdies and stars flying around my head for a moment, and the inevitable bruise will be hidden under my bangs. I have ice on it now, but I know there will be black and blue tomorrow.
Ow...Ow...Owie. A black and blue boo boo? I'm sure Mr B will give you plenty of TLC. I hope you feel better soon.
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heh...I was playing with white thick stuff today too.
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Today is cream day. I shaved my legs with shaving cream, consumed some whipped cream right out of the can and made some dip with spinach and sour cream.
Yeah, I've been trying to get DW to do that for years.

Yesterday I stayed inside because the temperature was 100 F and read The Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally. The guy is a magician with a camera and a small flash or two. Played around with the camera and SB-900 experimenting with remote flash. Pretty neat stuff that I can't yet begin to fully exploit.
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I figured out the main problem with our brake controller in the GMC Suburban. The contoller sends the signal to the travel trailer brakes. Gotta get all this working for some late summer and fall trips.

Now back to yesterday. Grilled a large sirloin and several chicken breasts. Not only was dinner last night fabulous but now we have some wonderful leftovers for sirloin salads, steak wraps, chicken salad and other wonderful meals.

It's surprising how much more fun things are when you don't have to go to w*rk!
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After getting up at 4 AM to catch an early flight to Miami, enduring a 6 hour layover and a 90 minute weather delay, we arrived in Lima at midnight. The hotel taxi had given up on us and it took an additional hour for their taxi to arrive (my mistake for not grabbing a cab then and there). Obeying the 2 hour ahead arrival time recommendation meant that we had to arise at 4 AM again to catch our 7 AM flight to Cusco, which ended up actually leaving at 1 PM due to bad weather in Cusco.

Cusco found us exhausted, sleep deprived and low on oxygen (11,500 feet altitude). Fortunately, a little Diamox, some pure oxygen and sleep restarted our engines.

In spite of the poor start, we ended up having a great time over the next 3 weeks in Manu, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. I'm glad that I baked in days for rest, relaxation and to hedge against travel delays. A huge improvement over vacations planned when I was still w*rking where every day was jam packed.
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Cusco found us exhausted, sleep deprived and low on oxygen (11,500 feet altitude). Fortunately, a little Diamox, some pure oxygen and sleep restarted our engines.
Yowza. You're sellin' the heck outta this trip. And you paid for it, too!

At least when I had to ingest substances like that they were provided free of charge, along with a Navy paycheck.
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Yowza. You're sellin' the heck outta this trip. And you paid for it, too!.................
I was hoping to salvage a few bragging rights out of my suffering.

To be fair, the good parts more than made up for the traveling hardships, but I can't see me doing this when I'm 80 years old.
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I was hoping to salvage a few bragging rights out of my suffering.
To be fair, the good parts more than made up for the traveling hardships, but I can't see me doing this when I'm 80 years old.
My spouse brags about watching GlobeTrekker...
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Ow...Ow...Owie. A black and blue boo boo? I'm sure Mr B will give you plenty of TLC. I hope you feel better soon.
Unbelievably, no bruising happened, but there is a heck of a lump on my upper forehead. Still tender to the touch after 2 days. I consider myself darn lucky the cupboard door was not low enough to hit me in the eye.

Today, Mr B and I attacked a bunch of HIS junk boxes that have been in storage for over 9 months in the lower family room. He almost filled that new particle board closet we assembled the other day. He threw out a lot of older computer components (zip drives, old modems, cables) and a slew of old software.
I cleared out some large bowls, trays, and party items from my past days of hosting frequent backyard cookout and Halloween parties. All will be donated or given away to interested friends from the Legion/VFW.
Now he has even more room for his larger "keeper" stuff.
We ran out of energy after 3 hours and decided to call it a day. Tomorrow is finishing up a few more boxes, re-assembling 2 single beds side by side, and putting the recliner, end table and hope chest furniture back where it belongs. The end result will be guest sleeping on 1 side, with a TV viewing/reading open den arrangement on the other side.
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DW's sisters are here visiting. Outnumbered 4:1.

They supported the economy by spending big bucks in the last three days on "essential" stuff. From all the sellers in the town square.
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This morning, coffee on the balcony overlooking the lake (summer has reached BC at last!!!); changed sheets and laundered bamboo ones (which I have now discovered need ironing!) took care of some emails, went for a golf lesson, practiced driving (100 balls); shopped for the freshest organic vegetables and fruits; came home and made a delicious and healthy lunch of tilapia, summer squash and asparagus, with fresh basil and a slice of lemon. Next, I'm planning a swim in the pool and then a trip to a local winery with some friends.

It sure would be nice to have a week of summer Saturdays!
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Freebird...I'm so happy you're doing well. I hope the soreness has gone away by now.


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Earlier today I went to my perio to have the stitches taken out of my mouth and have my graft examined. I was worried because I wasn't sure if my graft had 'taken' or not. I haven't been able to see it now for two weeks. The thought of having to have surgery again (and the expense) had me in a bit of a twist.

The removal of the stitches was painless and the perio said I had healed perfectly!

I have no restrictions now except I can't floss that area for another two weeks. I can eat/drink anything I want. I can drink from a straw, have my carbonated bevs and spit. I no longer have the weird feeling of the stitches in my mouth.

For a celebration, DH took me out for lunch. I smacked on bbq, onion rings and drank a soda half the size of my head...with a straw!

Ahhhhh...I can exhale once again. I think I'm gonna burp a time or two and take a nap.
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So glad to hear your surgery has healed so nicely, bbbamI!
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So glad to hear your surgery has healed so nicely, bbbamI!
Thank you....

It feels rather odd getting good news. First DH's PSA went down, now my mouth has healed well. I swear if we get a drop of rain this week, I'll prolly faint.....

btw...if anyone wants any info regarding gum grafting, please feel free to PM me. I'll be more than happy to answer any questions regarding my experience.
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Yay! Great to hear things are on the mend all around.
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Last night my DW and I went to see Chicago in concert, playing with the Colorado Symphony. The music was fantastic - 9 members of the Chicago group with about 50 symphony members! Maybe the best part of this was that the concert was held at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the foothills west of Denver. If you have never been there, I would have to say that this place is as close to heaven for a concert as one can get. Take a look at the photos on this site:
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A perfect night with temps starting in the mid 80's and ending in the low 70's. Once it got dark and you look out over the entire city of Denver with Chicago belting out hit song after hit song - well it brought tears to my eyes. Best $100 we've spent in a number of years. Chicago made 32 albums over the years and 25 went platinum. A night like this makes you really appreciate life.
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What a great experience! I always enjoy listening to Chicago.
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Last night my DW and I went to see Chicago in concert, playing with the Colorado Symphony. The music was fantastic - 9 members of the Chicago group with about 50 symphony members! Maybe the best part of this was that the concert was held at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the foothills west of Denver. If you have never been there, I would have to say that this place is as close to heaven for a concert as one can get. Take a look at the photos on this site:
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A perfect night with temps starting in the mid 80's and ending in the low 70's. Once it got dark and you look out over the entire city of Denver with Chicago belting out hit song after hit song - well it brought tears to my eyes. Best $100 we've spent in a number of years. Chicago made 32 albums over the years and 25 went platinum. A night like this makes you really appreciate life.
Sounds like a great concert! I've seen Chicago a few times in Chicago, but never in a great venue like you have.
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