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    The Kids in our Neighborhood

    Probably should clarify up above I meant my GRANDSON asked to use the potty not my son who is in his 40's. Son is now in big boy pull-ups. AKA man panties. Just thought I should `splain that.
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    The Kids in our Neighborhood

    About this time every year I was counting down the days when school would start back up. I never minded the noise of kids playing too much but we used to live around a lot of driveway basketball hoops. The ball bouncing for hours can get old real fast. Then my son got one. Now my grand son has one...albeit a little portable one, I'm sure a permanent one is in my driveways future. Little boys... gotta love em! Big boys...meh. Big news here. Speaking of little boys, mine asked to use the potty and did yesterday! AND only 7 more days until Social Security starts depositing that (big ) check every month. I've been waiting 4 years for that to start. Lord, please let me live another week.
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    Freeze-drying at home

    I found a little more info and websites. Here is the Retired at 40 site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8n_wDeUDrdDMQfoElZlfw/videos?disable_polymer=1 Here is the cost of doing strawberries. Note the cost included the can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqYJGCH03dg Here is a size comparison. These are the inserts only. Not the actual machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLGq9YIaHMw Some Q &A with a user/owner Bexar Prepper. Yay, she is back on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wibteamasl8 From the Harvest Right website. Looks like they haven't updated the site since the first of the year: https://hrlive.staging.wpengine.com/ Some random sites from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqAsabwhQYM9RKcHAjCTBRs48HN7cLPtQ Here is the PDF from the Harvest Right website: HR-WhitePaper-FINAL_3.10.17.PRINT_.pdf
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    Balance is very important in everything. Balance and moderation. Oh, and, "A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do." Thanks for the encouragement! I have started to eat better. I'm going through my home canned food which is very healthy. Exercising is tough because of my neck and back. But I could do better than I am. It isn't like I need to lose 50 pounds. Just twenty would make a lot of difference. Of course 30 pounds would be ideal. Being short doesn't help my cause either. Excuses, Excuses. I almost passed out as I was leaving the Dr. office. I just hugged the wall and went slow. I didn't want another wasted trip to the ER. I knew what it was. I have high blood pressure and when they took it it was 121/80. I average 140/85. I was okay sitting down but when I stood up and started walking, it must have dropped even more. But I'm really fine.
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    New cookbook

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    Freeze-drying at home

    I see now where it isn't as big as I thought it was. The guy has it sitting on a cart. They have a new pump now where you don't have to mess with the oil. It's oil-less. It's also VERY expensive. You can either buy it and change it yourself or upgrade to the new pump when you order the freeze dryer. I don't think they cost all that much to operate. I've been watching another guy and he did a breakdown of the total cost of drying eggs. I can't post his website right now because I'm on the Kindle. It's something like retired at 40 or something like that.
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    Freeze-drying at home

    I've never seen one up close and personal but I envision them about the size of a clothes dryer maybe. I checked out the prices of Mountain House products on his website. I was floored. You could make all of those things (and much much more) yourself at a fraction of the cost plus you would know what's in it. All you do with most of them is just add hot water or eat as is. And a shelf life of the food is 25-30 years.
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    Freeze-drying at home

    I just remembered that I will have room for a freeze dryer in the detached garage when I move. Maybe the price will come down a little more by next summer. I've been binge watching a guy on Youtube who does all kinds of freeze drying. Some things are pretty far out there but he gives it a try. It's pretty impressive actually. The name is Epicenter Bryan: Website: https://theepicenter.com/about-us Website: https://theepicenter.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EpicenterBryan/videos?disable_polymer=1
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    Hope you are feeling better Kappy. My migraine is nearly gone. It didn't last as long this time but the nausea was killer. I tried to just sleep through it. I am so very thankful that I am able to do that and not have to get up and go to work like I used to. Dr. gave me a prescription for 15 Zofran with 2 refills. Just saying... I went to the Dollar Tree. Probably shouldn't have because of the move but it's just too good to pass up. I only spent $25.00 and got so many nice things for a pre-school room set up for my g-son. I haven't decided if I'm going to turn 'his' bedroom into a fun/study area or another room that says it's a breakfast nook. Guess I'll decide when I actually see the place I'm buying.
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    Oh Lawsy, Cowgirl, I know all about that Lemon Balm. What a mess it can turn into. Some was planted next to the house when I moved here. It was planted between a brick wall and a cement sidewalk. Fast forward about 5 years. It started springing up all over the yard and was headed for the neighbors yard. I still HAVE to have a company come out 4 times a year to spray for it because my yard was becoming a mess and I didn't want the neighbors (the nice ones) to have to deal with it. I went through 2 other companies before I found one that can sort of control it. I destroyed the bed with *Round-up and salt and it's still in there. I've been here nearly 30 years and it still pops up between mowings. It has an underground rooting system! I'd NEVER EVER plant it in the ground. I wouldn't even put it in a pot and plant the whole thing in the ground. It's that invasive. Container on the deck only. It looks pretty and smells wonderful but... *I know Round-Up is vile but I was desperate.
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    That's too bad, Cowgirl. I wish some of us lived close to each other so we could share things and have canning bees. I woke up this morning with a migraine and nausea. I hate feeling sick worse than anything. Just so happened I had a doctor appointment this afternoon. I'm inching up on full blown diabetes. She prescribed a med that is supposed to slow the progression down. She said if I could lose 20 pounds I probably wouldn't have to take the med anymore. I really need to work on that. Sigh. And according to my thyroid test, I do have Hashimoto Disease. I need to read up on that. But the thyroid med is doing its job so that isn't really an issue. She was much more pleasant today than she was the last time. My nausea was so bad she felt sorry for me. She offered a prescription of Zofran. I don't know how many she ordered but those are going in my med stash. If she is reading this...I'm just kidding.
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    Cowgirl, extreme North West Indiana. I was born and raised in Indiana but in the south east end toward Cincinnati.
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    True? Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires?

    Along the lines (no pun intended) of your Without Warning scenarios, with all of the 'smart meters' they can cut the power to just a selected few homes. I can only imaging how angry I would be if my neighbors had power but I didn't. Or how angry they would be at me if I did and they didn't. Why aren't those electric lines being maintained in the first place? The flip of a switch. We are all at the mercy of a flip of a switch.
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    That's a lot of rain Annarchy! I've seen where it doesn't take much more than that to float cars. Stay safe. I'm sorry you are having such a hard time with the heat this year Mt. Rider. I guess I didn't know that Colorado up in the Rockies got so hot in the summer. Have you thought about Alaska? I know it can get hot up there too but for shorter periods of time. I think I'm going to have to call for a dumpster or 1-800-got junk before this is all over. Sneaking off to a dumpster in the middle of the night is getting old. Sigh. I hate the thought a dumpster sitting in my driveway but... It's no wonder there is so much fraud out there. I'm buying a house, did the earnest money, made inspection applications, made a loan application, going to make an insurance application and who knows what else that I can't remember...all over the phone or online. I've just e-signed everything. One good thing though, whenever I get moved, I will have new bank account numbers, credit cards and drivers license. I don't know if Indiana is different or not but by the time of closing, that house will have had 4 inspections. The owners, the buyer (me), the bank and the insurance company. Cha-ching $$$.
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    Weather is starting to heat up here. It's in the high 80's. Grass needs it again. Sigh. I've been going through my clothes closets this weekend. I'm being pretty ruthless. The walk-in closet is done. Two more smaller ones to go. So far I have 7 trash bags full. I'll probably get about 3 more. No way will I ever be a size 6 again. I don't even want to. So The Salvation Army is going to get a nice haul. I just remembered I have four of the big space bags under my bed too. I'm not even going to go through them. I probably haven't seen them in over five years. Out of sight, out of mind, out the door. I finally got the mammogram scheduled for the 19th. The last one was on the 18th. of July so I have to wait one year and a day for insurance to cover it. I have to see my doctor again on the 11th. She told me to get a mammogram, get a shingle shot and poop on a stick. Through no fault of my own, only the latter got done. It came back negative. Hummm. Either I don't have colon cancer or I'm not pregnant. I'm so old I can't remember which stick you poop on and which stick you pee on. Someone might have got a big surprise in the mail last week.
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    LOL Cowgirl. It's Mommy and Daddy doggies don't ya know. Puppies...
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    Dad went to the hospital

    Praying for your family, Babysteps. I'm sure it's shocking to hear.
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    Free Summer Kindle Reading For Kids

    Adam's Gluten Free Surprise: Helping Others Understand Gluten Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009286YQK The Moth and the Moon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AU4LL5E TJ & THE CUNNING CANTRIP COMPETITION (Stormshifters Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ALJ0GT0 Kitten & Butterfly: A story that helps you teach your child how to be a good friend. Perfect for ages 2-8. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IYR6D0M The Moustache Fairy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016CVTDDU Duct Tape Crafts (3rd Edition): 67 Ultimate Duct Tape Crafts - For Purses, Wallets & Much More! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WT67Q0K André the Five-Star Cat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077TG196S The Lonely Balloon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DDRLF96 Children Book : The Magical Zoo #1 https://www.amazon.com/Children-Book-Magical-Illustrated-childrens-ebook/dp/B015G3FC4O/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_15?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 Bees Like Flowers: a free childrens book (Mummy Nature 2) https://www.amazon.com/Bees-Like-Flowers-childrens-Nature-ebook/dp/B00PX6HXP6/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_16?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 ABC For Kids (ABCs for Kids Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/ABC-Kids-ABCs-Book-ebook/dp/B07F6WBSZK/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_18?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 BEDTIME STORIES FOR KIDS: COLLECTION OF SHORT BEDTIME STORIES TO MAKE THEM LEARN AND SLEEP (KIDS BOOK 2) https://www.amazon.com/BEDTIME-STORIES-KIDS-COLLECTION-PRE-SCHOOL-ebook/dp/B078KR6S4N/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_21?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 Funny books for boys 9-12 : 'Game On Boys! The PlayStation Play-offs': A Hilarious adventure for children 9-12 with illustrations. https://www.amazon.com/Funny-books-boys-9-12-illustrations-ebook/dp/B00K3W0KNM/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_26?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark https://www.amazon.com/Clownfish-Great-Shark-Rhyming-Childrens-ebook/dp/B008ZUQJDY/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_35?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 Kid Legends: True Tales of Childhood from the Books Kid Artists, Kid Athletes, Kid Presidents, and Kid Authors https://www.amazon.com/Kid-Legends-Childhood-Books-Kid-Presidents-ebook/dp/B076GQR1LH/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_40?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 Great Battles for Boys: The Civil War https://www.amazon.com/Great-Battles-Boys-Civil-War-ebook/dp/B0756WXHXQ/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_41?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 Christmas Stories for Kids: Fun Christmas Stories and Jokes for Kids https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Stories-Kids-Fun-Jokes-ebook/dp/B00PB850XS/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_46?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7PWKNB111QHPG50JFNE0 The Emperor Who Built The Great Wall https://www.amazon.com/Emperor-illustrated-picture-biographies-bedtime-ebook/dp/B00TAUX224/ref=zg_bs_319883011_f_52?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JCJXD7YV24YFYTGSZZ7F
  19. THESE BOOKS WERE FREE FOR KINDLE READERS WHEN THEY WERE POSTED. THEY CAN, AND DO, CHANGE FROM HOUR TO HOUR SO BE SURE TO CHECK BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THEM. I HAVE NOT READ THESE BOOKS SO I AM NOT RECOMMENDING THEM. ONLY YOU KNOW YOUR CHILDS READING AND MATURITY LEVEL. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A KINDLE TO READ THESE BOOKS. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN AMAZON APP AND READ THEM FROM YOUR COMPUTER. YOU DO NEED AN AMAZON ACCOUNT THOUGH. FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE CHILDRENS BOOKS IN THIS THREAD! Billy Has A Birthday: Bullying (Billy Growing Up Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018MDS3M8/ Cinderella and Her Prince: Adventure Five (Adventures of Alex and Katie Book 5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PHS4KBA/ The Travel Bug Takes Flight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009W2MEHY/ Scary Stories for Kids - Short Horror Stories for Children: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OQU15GI/ Orangey the Goldfish: Orangey Goes to School (Book 4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AT0AX26/ Best Friend Wars https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C22YCMG/ Toddler Books: Alphabet Book of Animals (African Animal Picture Books) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B8YKL4C/ Peach and Plum Blossom https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D2KJU0G/ John F. Kennedy For Kids https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJDN9NK/ Start With Sorry: A Children's Picture Book With Lessons in Empathy, Sharing, Manners & Anger Management https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVJDK7V/ Great Railroad Series: Our First Locomotive https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B9K9TTK/
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    We are getting storms here too AGAIN. I think it has stormed about everyday for the past week. Not quite as hot at 87 degrees. Got an email from the realtor. The owners are going to have a new furnace put in. I just need to get with them and have a new air conditioner installed at the same time. I'm buying the AC because it's old and on it's last leg so might as well get them both done at the same time and not worry about it. Plus repair people can do it all before I move in. I really don't like strangers in my house. Oh, and one service call too.
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    Praying for Mary's disability to go through quickly. As Cowgirl said, if it doesn't, don't give up. I knew some one who was denied two times before it finally went through. Maddening but well worth the perseverance. I think they plan on you giving up. Praying for Mr. and Mrs. Momo too. These are trying times for sure. Don't forget to take care of yourself too Momo. Take time out to just relax even if it's just for a few minutes. One place we used to live in decades ago put bleach in the well before it was tested too. Must be a common thing to do. Here is a list of dogs insurance companies don't want to insure. Some will but it will cost a fortune to get the policy. I take exception with the Great Dane...of course. But I do understand it. They are very sweet and docile but they are also very big and can knock anyone down in a second. And keep you down. Pit Bull Terriers Staffordshire Terriers Rottweilers German Shepherds Presa Canarios Chows Chows Doberman Pinschers Akitas Wolf-hybrids Mastiffs Cane Corsos Great Danes Alaskan Malamutes Siberian Huskies
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    Raising Chicks and Chicken Feed

    Very informative Cowgirl. Thank you!
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    I didn't get much done today. It was grandsons 2nd. birthday so we 'talked' on the phone for about a half an hour. He fell asleep and dad took over the phone. Dad's conversational phone skills were a little better. LOL. We talked about this, that and the other for over two and a half hours. We do that sometimes, but I got nothing done. I didn't really mind though. Love my boys. Good thing we don't have to pay for long distance phone calls any more. I remember back in the olden days when we would travel someplace we would say to call home and let the phone ring twice and then hang up as a signal we arrived at our destination safely. Long distance was so expensive back then. No cell phones back then either. So if we didn't have a phone we would have to go to a phone booth to call. Sometimes I miss those days and the innocence we had.
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    First Aid Kits....what's needed

    I'm pretty good in the medical supply area. I do need to switch some expired OTC meds and band aids though. I'll do it after I move so I don't have to move it. Don't forget that you can still get fish antibiotics. I'm surprised we still can!
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    Urban Survival Course by Selco

    I'm thinking the same thing Ambergris. Except I'm 1-2 years behind you. I've got a cheapy software home and yard planner guide that I want to try to work with so I can figure out a planting grid before I start digging and hopefully not make as many costly mistakes. I miss my MIL. She and I were on the same page and she wasn't afraid to forge ahead and get things done that needed doing. She really kept me alert. She was a young girl during the depression and really knew how to make due. It wasn't always pretty but she always tried. I learned so much from her during the Carter years in the late 70's. No one else in my family cares. Why bother. It's all right there in the grocery store. If Wal-Mart don't have it...you don't need it. Why bother with canning and preserving food and doing all of that work when you could be doing...nothing.

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