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  1. There have been times when I have to search through mama's bedroom to find the nighttime visitors .... butterflies, worms, bees, and insects crawling on the wall. I think some of it might be her meds, but she is SO SERIOUS when she gives me instructions to find the creatures. Good and bad days, Mt_Rider. I cherish the good days. I can't anticipate them, and sometimes am off by 180 degrees. Makes life seasoned with prayer. I helped a dear friend pack her home yesterday so she can move north. She lost her second husband and has decided to live closer to her daughter. We had a bl
  2. Has anyone tried making bread in a gas grill? DH just bought me a new Weber and it is amazing. Cast-iron to hold in the heat, too. It has a small table on either side and even a thermometer in the lid. You can tell that my little Weber Smokey Joe is past it's prime.
  3. One commentator said it best ... "Gates wants to rule the world but he can't even rule his own family."
  4. When we moved my mom in with us, we were told that moving dementia patients causes them even more confusion and hostility. Routine is critical to keep them stable. We have been blessed that she tolerated the move very well a year ago. We are going to try some respite days from her into a new state of the art senior center in the near future. It's only 4 miles from us. We're hopeful but won't be crushed if she refuses a break. Growing old is so hard on everyone.
  5. I listened to this man during the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs back in December 2020. The video is getting harder to find as time goes on. The committee is chaired by our own Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. He has since been crucified by the Social Media Giants at every turn. The state newspapers have launched a constant diatribe against him, ranting and raving about his conservative convictions, often on the front page and usually unfairly and inaccurately. Because Senator Johnson is up for reelection, the barrage of attacks are non-stop. The citizens of Wisc
  6. I am unable to open that extension. Even that talented who sits behind me couldn't find a program to open it.
  7. My niece called and said that they were gifted with 75 baby chicks (local feedmill). I could have as many as I wanted. Too bad I don't have any outbuildings, and I'm certainly not going to buy a truckload of wood to build a shed THIS YEAR.
  8. When I met DH, he built and raced cars. I remember when the guys used to make repairs (welding) to the race car gas tanks. They would fill them up with fuel and then weld on the outside. They could boil the fuel without very many accidents. I think of the gene therapy in the same way. Welding gas tanks aren't the answer, but until a better technique comes along, most cars (and welders) are saved without too many incidents.
  9. Maybe we don't need so many respirators anymore in the USA? Pallets and pallets and pallets were found at a landfill in Miami-Dade, WPLG TV reports. "From the packaging, Local 10 News traced the model and the manufacturer: Beijing Aerospace Changfeng Ltd. in Beijing. A posting from a broker shows the device selling at $26,000 during the height of need last spring, as U.S. medical workers scrambled to find ventilators for an exploding number of COVID-19 patients," the station reported.
  10. India is one of the few large countries we didn't work in in the communications field. Our Indian coworkers told us to stay away. First, we were a risk to them because we were Caucasian. Riots come from nowhere and we would be dead before 'law enforcement' could arrive. If we were yanked out 'alive' we would be escorted to jail to wait the 'sorting out' of the situation. We would die of either starvation or disease. They also went on to say there is little infrastructure except for cell phones in most areas. Non-existent power outside cities, non-existent healthcare outside cities, masses of p
  11. My niece texted me yesterday after receiving 75 free chicks. Their local farm store gives away the chicks after a certain length of time to farmers they know would take good care of the little McNuggets. Sure wish I had an outbuilding.
  12. We've been scrounging around for pallets in our area for weeks. Since we haven't lived here very long, our resource contacts are few. However, we hit a bonanza at a flooring store we used to shop at when we built our first home back in the 1980's. They're still in business! They told us to take whatever we wanted. The next day we pulled up with our truck and trailer. It was interesting watching DH trying to help me load the pallets with just one arm. The other one is still in a cast from his thumb surgery. It's so hard for a man to work without the use of a thumb. He tells me that he needs '
  13. We wrote to Schwepps years ago and they had almost no quinine in in their tonic water anymore. Maybe it's because quinine can't be bought with a script in the USA and more. Tell your doc to write a script for quinine on paper and I will give you the address of the Canadian pharmacy that fills them. Most of the capsules come from England as quinine is still used in Africa.
  14. It's been a long journey but the garden shed finally arrived and is set on the new gravel pad. DH has his arm in a cast from surgery so the alternative was to purchase a pre-made shed. We've purchased these before and really like the quality of workmanship. The prices are through the roof this year though. We had to purchase off-the-sales-lot because of the months of back-order. The surcharge was $725 because the cost of lumber increases every day. Our carpenter friends said that we couldn't build the shed for what we paid for it, so we bit the bullet and had it delivered and set-up by the mfg
  15. LC.org (April 21, 2021) The Arizona executive order prohibits all government agencies and private companies that receive government funding from requiring a vaccine passport. While it does not include schools (from daycare to university), Arizona law permits opt-outs for medical, philosophical and religious reasons. Moreover, the federal Emergency Use Authorization law prohibits these COVID vaccines from being forced on people—at least for now. In addition, the Tennessee Senate passed a bill (26-4) that would ban the state from requiring private businesses to push vaccine passpor
  16. I don't spend much time on researching the vaccine these days because I'm not interested in the jab, but found some interesting tidbits from the article. Hindsight is generally full of theories that can come true in one form or another. I did learn a lot from his phone interview, and am surprised that the info is still on the net. Here are a few of his thought. Article link at the bottom. Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer's former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory who spent 32 years in the industry leading new medicines research and retired from the phar
  17. My guess is that they use stronger, longer acting chemicals than Roundup. We used to purchase fence-line chemicals that lasted 1-5 years. Roundup is only a few weeks and extremely expensive, even in 55-gallon barrels.
  18. A dump-truck full of gravel was delivered and DH and I started spreading it over the area where the new garden shed will be located. Since DH is in a hand cast, he really struggled with moving the tractor around and 'slowly' dumping gravel from the bucket in each designated area. I'm the shoveler and raker. The shed arrives next week and DH works the racetrack this weekend. Finished the pad just in time.
  19. Generally speaking, the mild Ivory soap has been the go-to for spraying plants. That's also what I use when I need a sticker agent when spraying around the garden with organic chemicals. My grandma used to toss the dish water onto her flower beds when she was done with it. That was pre-Dawn days.
  20. Just in time for me to start spreading that FREE truckload of wood chips from our local tree trimmers. Not to mention the tons of manure I need to shovel and spread into the garden. Did I mention the seven cord of wood that needs to be cut, split, and stacked this Spring? Early on, the military was questioning the requirement of having all the troops get a vacc. When the rollout began, the paper stated that only those who wanted to serve on a submarine were 'required' to get it. Since men have to wait for years for the assignment, they were forced to get poked.
  21. Wartime Farm, a mini-series documentary on WWII in Britain also demonstrated hay boxes. I've always thought that was a brilliant way to cook. I just don't have a dutch oven. Couldn't keep mine when we started traveling around the world. I may try it again but my glass top electric stove probably wouldn't like it. Maybe my campfire ring outside?
  22. She's always pilfering through my cupboards for medicinal cough medicines. Nite Mother. My doctor feels that asymptomatic people don't have enough virus load to get sick let alone give it to others. Since his wife, also a doctor, ended up on the city health department my doctor has been spending his nights researching and using up forests of trees through his printer. He used to think that objectors to the gene therapy were wackos and conspiracy theorists. He's changed his mind. He's also finding out that much of the non-mainstream researchers are having their videos and
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