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Old 05-16-2016, 09:15 PM   #1141
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Drove grandkids to school & home. Met with owner of gardening company and got a new team. (Major cleanup was Saturday so guess that dn count but yard is weeded) Lengthened dress & denim skirt. Picked airline seats for trips I paid for before

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Old 05-17-2016, 01:00 AM   #1142
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We have a little fledgling bird hopping around the backyard. The parents are feeding it but it can't fly yet. We tried sitting on the patio today but the dog was staring at us all sad from inside the patio door. He can't come out as he tries to hunt the bird and the parent birds were squawking at us from the trees. We have all sorts of cats, raptors, raccoons and even a fox pass through the backyard regularly so I hope he takes off soon before something eats him and we can go back to our afternoon tea time (well actually its beer time) on the patio.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:07 AM   #1143
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Its back to winter this morning. About 2 inches overnight. It all melted from the roads so no plowing. That is a good thing because I took the chains and plow off the truck a week ago. It is snowing very lightly so it will be an inside day. I need to lay out the tile for the wood stove and the window people are supposed to show up with some replacement windows and screens that were not made correctly or did not fit the first time.
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Today is my birthday. I soloed on my birthday 44 years ago. Boy, that was a long time ago.
Today I passed my Biennial Flight Review, which permits to fly for another two years before I need another one.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:44 PM   #1145
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Yes, as I tell DW, the objective is to get rid of the stuff... not to maximize profit.... so I price things attractively.
I go to the auto parts swap meet as a seller to sell some of my car parts (car junk according to DW, hahaha). I always say the goal is to go home with a fat wallet and thin truck.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:03 PM   #1146
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I can't win. Just over the pain and soreness from the surgery, and I was (of all things) stomping the trash down in the can while in the garage and managed to fall out of the trash can onto the concrete floor. Now I have a huge welt on my left hip, my left knee is sore, a huge bruise on my left arm, and a blackened left eye. I have no idea how that last one happened.

Sent an email photo of me to DW's nephew with the caption "When your wife wants to redecorate, just say yes". They know us well and will laugh.

Fortunately nothing broken but glad I had some pain meds left over.
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Ouch, Walt34! About the only good thing about it is that it didn't require an ER visit. Hope you feel better before the pain meds run out.

I took Skittles to his obedience training class this morning, then dashed to the funeral of a wonderful pastor who was only 48 years old. Wonderful tribute to a great man.

After lunch, went to BestBuy to get a new DVD player so DH can try out Netflix (the kids gave him a subscription for his birthday). Then grocery shopping, and now catching up with life online before cooking dinner.
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I can't win. Just over the pain and soreness from the surgery, and I was (of all things) stomping the trash down in the can while in the garage and managed to fall out of the trash can onto the concrete floor. Now I have a huge welt on my left hip, my left knee is sore, a huge bruise on my left arm, and a blackened left eye. I have no idea how that last one happened.

Sent an email photo of me to DW's nephew with the caption "When your wife wants to redecorate, just say yes". They know us well and will laugh.

Fortunately nothing broken but glad I had some pain meds left over.
Walt!!! Oh my oh my. Does the blackened left eye mean that you hit your head on the concrete, too? If so, PLEASE please please please go to the ER and get it checked out. I hit my head hard on concrete on July 5th, and like an idiot didn't get it checked out but now wish I had. A bump of the head on concrete at our, uh, mature (?) ages can be dangerous and needs to be checked out IMO.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:38 PM   #1149
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Walt!!! Oh my oh my. Does the blackened left eye mean that you hit your head on the concrete, too? If so, PLEASE please please please go to the ER and get it checked out.
I did lightly hit with the side of my head, no bruising there. As you may recall I'm on meds to reduce blood clotting so it doesn't take much to cause a bruise. Lots of times I'll find a bruise and have no idea what I hit to cause it.

No, I didn't go to the ER and at this point it has been almost 24 hours so if there were going to be any problems they would have shown up by now I'd think. But I and DW are keeping a watch for anything out of the ordinary.
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Geesh Walt! That was quite an accident. Got you from head to knee. Kick back and mend for a while.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:48 PM   #1151
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I did lightly hit with the side of my head, no bruising there. As you may recall I'm on meds to reduce blood clotting so it doesn't take much to cause a bruise. Lots of times I'll find a bruise and have no idea what I hit to cause it.

No, I didn't go to the ER and at this point it has been almost 24 hours so if there were going to be any problems they would have shown up by now I'd think. But I and DW are keeping a watch for anything out of the ordinary.
Be aware that chronic subdural hematoma can develop slowly, over weeks or months, after a minor head injury. Ask DW to watch out for any signs of confusion, and if you develop confusion or headaches, have a CT scan.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdural_hematoma
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Okay, thanks Meadbh.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:08 PM   #1153
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:18 PM   #1154
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I restarted the effort to rearrange the spare room upstairs. Prior to taking the annual RV trek, I finished pulling the last carpet in the home, laid down laminate flooring in the last rooms, and did the stairs in oak.

Now, I need to put things where they should be permanently. My electronics hobby room is the toughest, because I have a lot of "stuff". It is a bit overwhelming now, as I have been off the mode for a while. Surfin' the Web and BS'ing here on the forum is more fun.

I need to get this done. Maybe y'all will see me less here for a while.

And then, the plan is to spend part of the summer doing the big deck in the high-country home. And there's a trip coming that's pre-planned. Man, can one be too busy in retirement?
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Yesterday I spent 4.5 hours in the dentist chair getting 3 crowns. It was only supposed to take 3 hours but all 3 crowns had to be remade due to technical issues. Didn't realize how much it wiped me out until I woke up from my 20-minute nap almost two hours later.

Today I'm at the RV repair shop getting a couple of things fixed. It took over a month to get the appointment - definite business opportunity. I've been here 3 hours and they said it might be all day. I'd go out for a walk but it's been pouring rain the whole time. Catching up on a pile of magazines.


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Yesterday I spent 4.5 hours in the dentist chair getting 3 crowns.
Wow, that sounds brutal. I think I spent two hours in the chair once and felt like I'd run a marathon.
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Some years ago, I observed that when my parents met with their friends, much of the talk revolved around exchanging stories of health problems, maladies, and treatments.

Darn, us geezers on this forum sound the same. There's no escaping the law of nature, is there?
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Some years ago, I observed that when my parents met with their friends, much of the talk revolved around exchanging stories of health problems, maladies, and treatments.

Darn, us geezers on this forum sound the same. There's no escaping the law of nature, is there?
That's for sure. I've noticed that about myself a lot recently. I'm making it my mid-year resolution to STHU about these things. When I die I want everybody to say "but he was so healthy! Never a complaint." If I was to die now, they'd say "I'm surprised he lasted this long!"
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My mother is quite vocal about her conditions. My mother-in-law who is older, nowhere as much. And my mother is in much better shape than my MIL, being also younger.

I am tempted to exaggerate my ailments every time I see my mother, so that she knows I am having problems too.
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