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    Live before the computer......

    If you can't see the pic, let me know and I will type out the contents. Otherwise, enjoy!
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    Can't wait to see that picture!
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    Kappy- I like the idea of the doggie runway/raceway for rainy days! I kinda, sorta, can do the same thing with my dog in my apt. It's not nearly as long as yours but it doesn't seem to matter to her as she can jump on the bed at one end or the stuffed chair in the living room at the other. (I get her to chase a laser light)
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    Happy Birthday To Jeepers!

    Let's have a par-tay! What's a par-tay without food and drink!!! And some music...............
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    More Sears And K-Mart Stores Closing

    Our Sears store (in the mall) closed about 2 yrs ago, but we still had a K-Mart; until this year that is. It has been in "close-out" mode for the last 6 months or so-not sure what the final day is, but I am pretty sure it will be rather soon. What I don't understand is how a long-standing company like Sears & K-Mart can be going out-of-business while we are getting new stores like Kohls.
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    Water alerts and panic

    We've had a sort of a water alert here too, but it involves a local swimming beach. Seems the geese have been doing an awful lot of pooping in the water. So much so that there was an e-coli alert and a warning to stay out of the water until it could be brought under control. Of course this alert went out the day AFTER one of the hottest days so far this year and the "opening" of the summer swim season!
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    Mt Rider..... Are you familiar with this Newsletter? https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/ I came across it because my sister posted a link to a blog entry from there about parking in Handicap Spaces. https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2018/02/07/multiple-sclerosis-patients-sometimes-need-disabled-parking-carded-costco/
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    Others assessing "preppers"

    The article doesn't say for sure, but I surmise that some (if not most) of the people he is referring to live in or near large(r) population centers. If that is the case, I have two mentalities in mind: The "welfare" mentality - Gov't will take care of me no matter what, so "why worry." The sheer size and importance of the place where they live will ensure that there will always be supplies available when needed. Both of these mentalities have been proven false in just the last few years, but people don't learn very quickly due to "normalcy bias." (ie: it MAY have happened THERE, but it will never happen that way HERE.) What surprises ME the most is how RECENT this article is.....May of 2018! WHY NOW???
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Who said you have to bring the wagon to the groceries instead of taking the groceries to the wagon. Keep the wagon at the top of the steps and make short trips up with the grocery bags and load it. Once all your groceries are in it, THEN take it inside.
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    You need to teach her HOW. Getting a license isn't really necessary, but she really needs to know how to drive in case of an emergency!
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    To be "thrifty," buy puppy training pads from discount/dollar stores.
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    You don't have to be "doing" anything for the heat to sap it right out of you. Just wait until the humidity kicks in.....it will kick your butt.
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    Long time away

    I was curious about the differences between a pacemaker and a defibrillator, so I looked it up: Also, here is a link to a site that has a good explanation of your condition: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/brugada-syndrome/
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    Pacemaker Needed

    I've been getting dizzy/lightheaded recently. Reported it to my cardiologist. Had a complete blood count and 24 hr Haltar test. Dizziness is not related to potassium levels. Heart rate is an average of 48 bpm with an occasional drop to 35 bpm. Cardiologist is setting up date for pacemaker surgery. Will let you know more once I know when it will be. Not really looking forward to it, but my primary was "excited" about it. He said, "You will have sooooo much more energy." The doc is very skilled at this, does it "all the time." But I think surgery is still scary!
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    Mt Rider- Every once in a while my DH would decide to take the "scenic" road home from the valley to the ridge where we lived. It too was a narrow winding road with granite on one side and a drop off to the valley on the other. In Calif traffic driving UPhill has right-of-way so every time we would approach one of the blind turns he would slow down to almost a stop and beep the horn to "warn" others we were coming. Not everybody "got the message." I was sooooooooooooooo glad HE was the one that was driving!
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    I learned something new! mordant (noun)- a substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material.
  18. ........to ME! Have a slice of cake and a cool beverage with me as I celebrate my (guess my age) birthday.
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    Happy Birthday........................

    Thanks everyone. My oldest son surprised me by coming up after work and we went to Round Table for dinner. Then he spent oodles of time trying to figure out what was wrong with my "smart phone" and fixing it for me. He wound up doing a "factory reset" on the thing which was no big deal since I bought the thing mainly because I wanted to use the camera function to upload pics via my WiFi, NOT because I needed the cell phone part of it--I already have a prepaid "flip phone" that I keep with me for emergencies.
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    Happy Birthday........................

    Yep. Following in the footsteps of the great Jack Benny, I'm celebrating my 39th birthday for the 27th time!
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    Wowser. That was a lot to catch up on! A few comments: 1. Miki, an "event monitor" for the heart is called a Holter Test. You are supposed to make a note on a paper log every time you "feel" one of the events they are looking for. That way they can match your event log by time and date to the ECG readout from the monitor. (Ask me how I know. ) It is normally worn for 24 hours but sometimes they like to monitor you for a few days. A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart's activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours or longer depending on the type of monitoring used. The device is the size of a small camera. It has wires with silver dollar-sized electrodes that attach to your skin.Jan 5, 2018 http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDiagnosisofHeartAttack/Holter-Monitor_UCM_446437_Article.jsp 2. Ann, as I have recently learned, a pacemaker is used to prevent your heart rate from dropping below 60 when they give you meds to slow it down (say, from 180). 3. Kappy, I watched a few episodes of a '"reality" show where a couple of guys paid other people to allow THEM to fell trees on their property! Imagine having someone pay YOU to clear YOUR property instead of the other way around. They were looking for knots, not sweetgum trees, but it COULD happen! 4. Ann, you know we need to see pics of that awesome sprinkler system you rigged for your mom!
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    Pacemaker Needed

    Saw the pacemaker rep again at the Dr's office. He ran more tests, experimented with settings, etc. He said there was a lot of "noise" on one of the leads (especially when I moved my arm while he was monitoring it). That sounds to me like a weakness or a break in the wire somewhere. Anyway, he turned off that lead and the twitching stopped! So, now I get to see how well I do with only one lead connected--good thing it's the one to the atria (upper chamber). Rep will talk to the doc about whether or not one lead (not coordinated dual leads) will be sufficient for my condition, otherwise I think they will have to go back in and replace the faulty wire. :/ Will follow-up with my regularly scheduled 3 month post surgery appt.
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    ~~Clutter Clearing Challenge #3~~

    Once upon a time my dogs were barking up a storm at the front window (the shades were drawn) and I told them to hush, but did not get up to investigate. The next day I walked out onto the front porch and lo and behold, the house across the street was burned to the ground! I pretty much make it a habit now to investigate what my dog is barking at!

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