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  1. Jeepers

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I saw that one on the Sears web site. I have a little dolly that folds flat. It wouldn't carry very much though. Maybe about 4 cases of water or a couple of full trash bags to the curb. I needed some big garbage bags awhile back. I bought some of those contractor bags. Wow, those things are huge. I had no idea. No way could I fill them even 1/3 way full and lift them. Not sure what I was thinking. Those things are nearly 5 foot long. But they made really good covers for 5 gallon buckets. Put 2 side by side and stack them 3-4 buckets high and they are perfect. They keep the light out and dust off of the buckets. They also hide them! I wouldn't have bought them for that but since I already had them, I use them to cover (hide) my buckets.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I'm sorry Miki. Vet bills cost as much as human medical bills. Worse really because there is no insurance or government help. It's tough to have to make that decision but peoples needs have to come first. Darn it. That's the hardest part with having pets. But...you give them a good life then let them sleep. I'm still sorry you are going through this now. I mentioned hail the other day and wouldn't you know it. We just hade a huge hail storm. It sounded like it was going to break a window the way it was hitting them. I couldn't even see across the street. The sky got green (I hate that) and then it opened up and sent a deluge down. Green sky and hail can be the sign of tornado weather. I don't think there were any around me though. Jeep was safely in the garage, thankfully. I hear thunder rolling again.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    OMG....Where did you get my picture! Step...away...from...my...corn...nuts!
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Hee-hee. I meant storing the wagon when not in use would take up more storage area than one of those carts. I've seen those two wheel carts with triangle wheels meant for going up steps. That would be nice if you just have to go up a couple of steps from garage to house or front door to house. I Googled. They are calling them utility carts. I figured 'grocery cart' was the wrong description. Sigh. Looks like you can use this one as a dolly too.
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I've had to ask for help at the hardware type stores plenty of times. I've always found them more than happy to help. Especially those young stock boys. They can hoss stuff around and not think anything about it. I really need to get over not asking for help more often though. I'm not embarrassed to ask but if I get help then I think I'm perceived as lazy. I hate that. I think it's a carry over from my growing up days when I heard the family talking about so-and-so being lazy. Sigh. And all of the women in my family took such pride in the care of their house and yard. Except for one aunt. She was the "lazy" one. Bless her heart.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I ran some errands today. I still need to go to Wal-Mart. I forgot to take my list along and didn't trust myself to remember what all is on it. I was hot and tired anyway. I pulled into McDonalds for a sweet tea. Then I saw something prettier on the menu board. I got a small blue raspberry slushie made with Minute Maid juice. That little thing was so good and refreshing. The small size was plenty. A nice change from the caffeinated and soda pop
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Speaking of ramps, I was thinking about that one not long ago. My left knee is starting to bother me a lot. I have to take only one step down into the family room. I'm in that room most of the time. When I need to go into the kitchen or bathroom or go upstairs to the bedroom for the night, I have to use that step. It's killing me. It hurts my knee to go up that step but coming down that step is sooo painful. I really dread that step. It's whipping me. I'm not sure what to do about it. I thought about a temporary little ramp there. Or maybe get one of those short exercise steps to use so there would be 2 short steps instead of the one. It seems like using a whole flight of steps is less painful on my knee than that one step. It hurts worse coming down it than going up. Sometimes I think it is hurting me worse because I'm thinking about it so much every time I get ready to use it. Anticipation. I tried stepping down with the other foot first but it didn't help. Something needs to give before long because it really hurts and there is no way to avoid it.
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Yes, having things handy is important too. My long term 'incase I need it' supplies are either in the basement or the garage...somewhere. I have no outside storage at all. I bought a little pre assembled tool kit for just under $20.00. It has things like a hammer, a couple of screw drivers, razor knife, pliers etc. It isn't very big but it's just right to have upstairs when I need a quick fix for something. The tools are cheap but as I said, it's for a quick lite fix. I learned that lesson a couple of times when I went to change out some batteries and there was a small screw on the lid you had to remove before you could get to the batteries. Why do they do that?! I had to go down stairs, out into the garage to get a screwdriver and back up the stairs to change the batteries. Returning the screwdriver waited until another day or that would have been another ordeal going up and back down the stairs. Same thing happened when I needed a pair of pliers for a quick pull job. Now I have some little fix-it tools upstairs in the closet. I keep some light bulbs and batteries upstairs too. I have Advil upstairs, downstairs, bedside, chair side, purse and car. I really don't take them that often but when I feel the first twinges of pain sometimes I can minimize it if I can get ahead of it. If I ever get a first floor laundry I plan to have my laundry baskets on wheels too. I saw a nice one in a catalog that was like a cart with 3 divided sections. You could sort your dirty clothes as soon as you took them off and just wheel them all to the laundry area at the end of the week or when ever. They had a 2 section one too. Have you ever seen the shopping baskets at Michael's craft store? They are like a big hand held basket but they also have wheels on them with a retractable handle. So you can carry them or pull them around. I don't think all Michael's have them though. I like them. I'll need one of those wire basket things on 2 wheels for carrying in groceries etc. before long. I can see where it would be useful for toting other things too. Right now I'm just loading up my arms with plastic bags and carrying them in. I have to go up 3 steps to get from the garage into the house. I then have to go around 2 corners past a door that will not stay open. Two arms loaded with groceries and going up those 3 steps is hard on the back and legs. Only other alternative is to make 3-4 trips with lighter loads but that is just as daunting. I'd rather get it over with. A little wagon would be cute but it would be harder to manage the steps and it would take up more room for storage.
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    Urban Survival Course by Selco

    I get my shot on a year that ends in zero. 2000, 2010. 2020 will be my next one. Only way I can remember.
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    Lastest Update 04/24/18

    I see goat picture on Internet Explorer.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Jeep got a good washing this evening. Saved me $5.00 at the car wash. I was just thinking about my posture and gait the other day. I thought that I might have my son video me from behind sometime when I'm not expecting it to see how I'm really walking. Sometimes I stop and remind myself to stand up straight. When I was doing PT the first thing he said to me was that my shoulders were almost touching my ears. I wasn't even aware of it.
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I'll probably do that too Ambergris. I said hardwood but I meant wood, woodlike, tile, vinyl etc.
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    Urban Survival Course by Selco

    Good point! I've heard of that sort of thing happening too. Super Bugs and MRSA are far too common. My cousins husband could have lost his arm a few years back from MRSA that he got while in the hospital. It was horrible. He was on IV drugs for almost a month with a visiting nurse coming to their house every day to monitor him. The illness was bad but was compounded by the real possibility of losing his entire arm. I don't like vaccines and don't really recommend them but one vaccine I do keep up to date on is the tetanus shot. It's good for 10 years. Tetanus, AKA Lock Jaw, is a horrible way to die. It not only affects the jaw but other muscles as well. They are very painful and life threatening muscle spasms. I remember reading about a little Amish boy who was doing chores in the barn and somehow cut himself. Either nail or pitchfork...can't remember. The poor little guy suffered with muscle contractions all through his body. They nearly lost him. They said he will never really return to normal. All from just a small wound. I would never tell anyone how to handle their medical affairs but for ME 1 shot every 10 years makes me feel better. That little boy suffered so much... https://www.healthline.com/health/tetanus
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I'm pathetic. I knew it was going to rain today. It is. So I pulled the Jeep out of the garage and into (onto) the driveway this morning so the rain could "wash" it. Now I'm praying it doesn't hail. I didn't figure that equation into my master plan.
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