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  1. That is possible, Annarchy...... MtRider
  2. Whew...... It was grueling. Yesterday was pretty awful as he processed his anxiety with Survived that. Part of anxiety is that we were breaking heat records ....both he and I are hyperthermic [I'm much worse but he's bad too] Had an enjoyable time with my mom last evening. We did puzzles. We talked about anything after he went to bed. Slumber party! Had a fairly good nite's sleep cuz I'm in the basement and it's nice and cooool. BUT this morning I woke with a DOOZY of a headache from neck crick. Need to bring my own pillow. I took Nuprin...paced for an hour. [Cannot sit/lay down with mine!!!] Took 2nd Nuprin and paced more. FINALLY it eased off and left....about 2 and half hours. Shhheeeesh! So I'm starting out this day drained. He'd been his extreme anxious self again but finally calmed down some. No reason why.....except all the prayers going out! He took shower, came down much calmer. That and my headache release were at about the same time. I had to call to make sure our transportation could take my wheelchair. Explained, in basic terms, why the patient had 2 escorts....I was escorting the escort. They understood easily and I'm a senior too. I'd packed all my big gel and ice packs. We had peanut butter sandwiches. We had this that and the other....to handle whatever. Got our Boy Scout Preparedness badge! I actually levered my wheelchair into the rear of the mid-size SUV. Drivers were both very nice!!! My dad was fine. What a horror filling out the forms! Neither of them was up to it. I kept saying...yanno, DH always does this for me! But we finally got it done. Everyone was very nice and wheeled him in their wheelchair. I wheeled with mine and my mom's doing fine post-hip surgery. What a trio! I mostly was there to take notes so by the time we got home, someone knew what had happened; what was to do; and how to do it. I put in a few clarifications neither of them remembered. He's opting out of anything invasive.....hopefully taking pills will fix anemia. He's 90....who want's to do invasive. So he was satisfied.....tho a trip that far for just a consultation is way overboard in expectations. He nearly left his cane in bathroom. Someone ran up and got it. They both ate PB sandwich on the drive home. This driver was very friendly too. He's a volunteer from our region. Everyone was relaxed and ......TIRED! Had more substantial to eat when we got back. Tried to stay cool enough....SO hot but clouds/cooler in forecast for weekend. My mom and I did puzzles again. Told DH to wait till evening cool to pick me up. Our car A/C isn't strong enough to work for me. But we got all unloaded and mostly unpacked. I'm verrrrrrry tired. The heat. Headache. Tension. And merely the exertion it takes me to accomplish a huge expedition like this..... I'll be paying for this energy expenditure for a few days. But both my folks expressed deep gratitude that I was helping. It was needed and so....all will be well. So very grateful for prayers....esp. this morning. It was getting rather hair-raising with all that mess that was happening. Then......it stopped. MtRider
  3. https://phys.org/news/2019-02-nasa-moon.html Read this and tell me if .......I dunno......it seemed to say there is a BIG reason to hurry but didn't say what it was. They end with saying they will be taking chances. It's not that Global Warming thing, is it? Humans have always had to adapt to shifting climate and such. There's more of us.....we'll have to shift more, maybe. Somehow....it didnt' strike me as the reason for "hurry" and "risk" in this article. MtRider
  4. Good luck with figuring it all out, TheCG. Complex, especially if you don't fit into Standard Medical little boxes. Pray the next two days go well. My dad's specialist appt. is tomorrow. So I'm staying overnite with them and will go with them [ THANKFULLY on a Senior service van]. Its going to be VERY hot....upper 90s. Not even in the same league as Annarchy but.... .....I'm bringing ice and gel packs and Chilly Towels. My dad has heat issues almost as bad as me. If van has good A/C and we don't have to cross great expanses of HOT CEMENT or ASPHALT....we should be ok. And my dad's dementia has been off the chart this week. Anxious about doctor and everything! But they did get the new dryer in yesterday. Even used it with the hose pointed towards a bucket of water. Today he and his helper are supposed to install the real hose and vent valve. Praying that goes well.....and I'm not hurrying to get there. Maybe arrive at 5 or 6. Less is better right now so he doesn't target me. Cuz I need to have access to monitor what's happening with them. My mom's wearing out so......... MtRider .....Life is harsh; prayers appreciated! Thanks.
  5. Yeah, Mother. What Annarchy said. We've got some apples that we need to use. Any particular oil? MtRider
  6. Yeah, Midnight. That would get you pretty close if you know which vowel sounded like what. MtRider
  7. Did you get much rain from Barry, Miki? MtRider
  8. All of the tender tummy + G.I. tract meds would be good. NOT the time to be wanting something to STOP.....or START! So....until Ambergris gets her computer fixed.....she gets to wear a different mask every time she pops on. MtRider ....but she can't get into Fireside to continue her story.
  9. TheCG.....you might want to research Adrenal Fatigue. aka...burned-out adrenal glands. If it's that, your 'sheer stuborness' eventually won't work and you'll be much further from healing when you reach that point. MtRider ....ask me how I know. BTDT
  10. Dead DUCK! MtRider ....stay safe while holdin' down the fort you two!
  11. The property managers J & B have tried and tried to 'plug the leaks'. It's been a never-ending story in an old log cabin. It keeps settling more / different with the seasons. If they called an exterminator, they'd use poison I wouldn't like and the company would keep coming back ...cuz the mice always do. Ick. Each time we think maybe we've plugged their access......nope. We had about 7 months rodent-free when we began to use the poison and got rid of the resident population. Then last month, they got in again....and multiplied. When .....IF......we ever get out of here, they will have to do some stuff like re-chinking from the inside. I refuse to make room for them to do that while we're in residence. Could do from outside. They'll also have to do the flooring cuz we're still on the same carpet......which is kinda good cuz we certainly won't get charged for any damage from BIG dogs and old cats. It's actually held up well. I would put in this exact carpet again if I had a choice for carpet!! But that process will reveal some mouse access areas from garage underneath. It's basically a highway and if there are any down there, they are up here. Might help/might not. Two more juveniles on one glue board under kitchen sink this morning. I didn't hear any in my room all day or this morning. I did talk to J yesterday and got to tell her the erosion/flood control efforts ....diversion ditches, etc have COMPLETELY solved that problem. Didn't even think to tell her the work to keep mice out in Sept. failed ....again. Living here has always been an extraordinary challenge. I do love the creek, pond, pastures. That's been grande and very rare up here. But the house and such has been a LOT of extra work for us. Bittersweet to leave here someday....getting more sweet tho. MtRider
  12. A fine rebuttal! Very fine! MtRider ......[except the actual few who are dirty....]
  13. Sure glad you told us it was a DUCK....... Otherwise I might have thot a SNAKE had gotten into his pool. MtRider ...soooo fun to watch him!
  14. Ambergris. Hope you can hurry and get on your own computer. Can you not sign in as yourself on another computer...I do with DH's when mine is having trouble. Or don't you want to? Guest same as above.... MtRider
  15. Mouse count: two more from glue boards overnite. It's a multi-generational invasion cuz kitchen ones are very small. My bedroom ones are full grown. Ahem.. ..since I was thinking about it, I just checked the 2 locations again and we now have a 3rd dratted critter from kitchen. It was a full grown. How many babies do they have....I hate to think, but we've gotten several. So.....both areas set up again. NEXT? Did my 1/2 mile walk [give or take - I don't have pedometer] tonite. Very pleasant evening. Cool enough and no rain. I wore my REPAIRED jeans. I began to hand sew a knee patch on these jeans .....long LONG ago. Meanwhile, I've worn the match to this pair out completely....rips everywhere and beyond patching. FINALLY I sat down and finished it today! And dumped the worn pair in wash....then I'll cut out patch material from the not-worn places and toss the rest. Cross another long-drawn-out project off my LIST! Whew! Annarchy, back in the late 70s, my friend and I traveled with my pickup...camping our way thru western Canada and US. In southern tip of Utah we hit our hottest. Our thermometer only went up to 120* We spent the day sitting in a stream, reading. When we were on the road [no A/C in that old time truck] we had to roll the windows UP. Felt like a HOT hair dryer was blowing in. My friend went hyperthermic that day and dropped the costly eggs we'd just purchased. To the stream for her! Malama pono in your heat, friend! ["Take good care" in Hawaiian.] MtRider
  16. Hope Ambergris can use computer soon. What's next at her LOCATION?? Mouse count: 2 on glue board. 1 lil' one stuck in kitchen trash can. Then was the one that ZOOMED under door and into my closet. I keep the sweet potatoes in there but don't have any right now. [So they're in the dark but not too chilly down in basement. ] Found a nice mousey hang-out on top of a [fortunately] old pair of shorts that I could just trash. Some other things under the shorts, in that basket that can just get washed. Later I saw the bag wiggle again. OK, enough is enough. This is just a plastic grocery bag, hung on the curtain [clothespin] within reach of my bed. Holds my peppermint Lifesavers [stomach issues] and my lemon drops [throat or enjoy]. A mostly empty sleeve of soda crackers [stomach]. Has a small bottle of Nuprin and one of Tylenol. Has a variety of candies which I never seem to want - inside a washed-out Parmesan cheese container. Also several small bits of paper towels...cuz I often eat there....bed in chaise lounge position. We don't have room for any table in cabin. ANYway....the plastic bag wiggled again and I took the whole thing down and brought it out to porch with a spot light tonite. No mouse inside but the nasty brats chewed THRU the plastic bag and THRU the sleeve to get at the soda crackers. So they never did get INSIDE the grocery bag. Salvaged everything but the paper towels and the soda crackers. I moved all the peppermints and lemon drops into plastic containers with lids. More Parmesan containers. Everything is now enclosed...which cuts down on smell to entice them. Seems like I've done a great job of enticing them. We had several long months of no mice and now..... I'll have to figure out where ELSE I have food of any kind. The Kettle Korn really surprised me cuz I'd completely forgotten it. MICE and NO RELIABLE MEMORY TOOOOOO? MtRider ....hoping I find something on the glue boards by morning. INVASION!
  17. I've always done that too, Jeepers. Weird ...cuz it's backwards, kinda. MtRider
  18. Wow, Miki. You have really been diligent about this! And it sounds like you make such good meals. Looking very good, friend!!! If I could keep away from the sweets....... Ahem..... We rained again today. Not any downpour but gentle. Actually, that's unusual here. Usual is CRASH/BANG/BOOM/GUSH/POUR/HAIL..... ....pray for my folks this week, please. They're getting the new dryer [w/o prairie dog] Tuesday. On Wed. my dad will be installing [with help] the new exhaust tube. He's STRESSSSSSSING. Also his anemia is flared up again. Who knows if he's taking the iron pills. Told my mom to "investigate" - don't ask cuz he won't know. Doc on Friday will ask if he is. I will be traveling over to city with them - using the Senior van. Hope it rains and is cool enough for me. Or my "brains" will be of no use to them for comprehending/remembering what the doc says. That's my role. Was and should be DH's role if my dad didn't opt him out of any role due to dementia. Ach, it's challenging to just survive lately. MtRider
  19. How CUTE! The device and the boy, of course!!! MtRider ....on the farm when we were kids, we used to hook up old, leaky garden hose to have fun.
  20. Those are GREAT! A triple in #7! #11.....which is why I prefer "disabled" instead of "invalid" .... #16 ....smart pig! MtRider
  21. Initially, I would chant words to myself while driving buses - when I didn't have passengers. "Ho no oh pee ee lah nee" Highway. Actual spelling = Hono'opi'ilani Hywy. Took me a while to say that smoothly! Or "Hoo moo hoo moo noo koo noo koo ah poo ah ah" = Humuhumunukunukuapua'a ...which is that tiny fish with big name. The great thing about spelling in Hawaiian is that it's regular. [unlike English] If you know a few rules, it's really fairly easy to spell and pronounce. Once you get the hang of not leaving out any syllables. They love vowel sounds! "e" = long a .... 'i' = ee sound.... a = ah... o = long o.... The words with a backwards apostrophe means a glottal stop. Which is why the end of that fish is "ah-ah" instead "ahhhh" And Hawai'i is "ha vayee ee" the "w" in middle of word pronounced "v". At beginning of the word like Waikiki...it remains as "w" sound. Missionaries stingy on consonants. Fortunately if you break apart the word, often there are repeating syllables. Like "M ISS ISS IPP I" which Iowa kids learned how to spell by 2nd grade. Hoomoo - hoomoo nookoo - nookoo ahpoo ah ' ah ><> Kihei = kee hayee MtRider
  22. Definitely, WE2. I'd have to double the "serving size" ....even if it included sides. DH...if he was working hard, as everyone would be doing in a Post-Hooey.....would have to X4. If your emergency consists of sitting in your car on a mild day till they can tow it, fine. Otherwise, take a good second look at the actual calories, protein, and nutrition. Not weight or "servings". That's a tip that CGA gave us all years ago. I spent a few months comparing ALL the data. Commercially packaged stuff has it's uses. Having beef stew MRE's with self-heaters in the car is good for such vehicle emergencies, especially in winter. But we couldn't carry more than a couple. That's what the Ebars are for. One issue is that "LIFEBOAT RATIONS" were designed to keep folks alive as they floated on the water at sea. The caloric counts are different if you're being more active in an emergency. .....and someone tell me why Mr.Quote Box suddenly appeared below my typing? MtRider
  23. Lotta territory, Annarchy. Human cause, right? Bad enough with lightning strikes but carelessness.... Yes....Jeepers, the prairie dog was over a foot long. Like we need more trauma and drama to set off my dad? And my MOUSE..... Well, instead of waiting for the poison to have some effect, I duct taped a mouse glue board down right next to the poison block device. Since I hear it/them there all the time. I was reading for a while and then I heard big rustle noise. Get on my bed, will ya? It was so stuck, even it's face was stuck. So I yanked duct tape loose ...this is 2AM, mind you....with a pliers and dropped it over the edge of the porch outside. ....it wasn't there this morning. So we're kinda looking for a fox with a glue board stuck to his face..... One down; how many to go???? Just heard from DD2. All is quiet on Maui today. A few smoldering hot spots that they either put out or are watching. Fire personnel are probably catching some sleep. Everyone is marveling about wildfire on a dry, crispy tropical island. We got several hours worth of rain...very steady and lots. Mixed with small bit hail. Our temperature was an unbelievable 94* and with that storm it dropped. Right now it's 54*. We had zero problems with water erosion. THAT IS SO COOL! All these years we'd have to battle where the water was going and how it was damaging things. Now....no worries. Coulda done that 20 yrs ago! MtRider Hope you get rid of infection, Jeepers.
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