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1 hour ago, Jeepers said:

I mistakenly thought if I could see the book th

 

If you see it on your Kindle, it was downloaded to there, right?

 

MtRider  ....ALL mine on my Kindle have check marks.

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1 hour ago, Littlesister said:

Mt. Rider have you tried using a nettle pot

Naw...I'm just gonna move to HI and breathe the salt air.  That'll cure me!!!!   Seriously!

 

:lol:  and seriously, I cannot use a netti pot [or the squeeze bottle thing I have] unless I was in DIRE NEED.  I have some convoluted nasal passages and the water doesn't come back out.....for hours....every time I lean over, more pours out....  :grinning-smiley-044:   Not an option.  I try standing on my head to get it all to drain and it does not!  :shrug:

 

MtRider  ...but if I lived in VA or any coastal state, I'd be fine.  Doesn't have to be close to the ocean. 

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Naw...I'm just gonna move to HI and breathe the salt air.  That'll cure me!!!!   Seriously!

 

:lol:  and seriously, I cannot use a netti pot [or the squeeze bottle thing I have] unless I was in DIRE NEED.  I have some convoluted nasal passages and the water doesn't come back out.....for hours....every time I lean over, more pours out....  :grinning-smiley-044:   Not an option.  I try standing on my head to get it all to drain and it does not!  :shrug:

 

MtRider  ...but if I lived in VA or any coastal state, I'd be fine.  Doesn't have to be close to the ocean. 

 

Wonder if you used steamed water and just held your head over that with a towel over head to get steam to loosing everything up if that would help. You might could add salt to the water to see if that helps. Might be worth a try.

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I've tried that too.....many times.  Out of desperation.  It works only minimally since I can't stand up there for longer than 10 -20 minutes to hang my head.  At this point w/o foot balance.....  :shrug:   

 

I used to run salt water in a humidifier but it does dreadful things to everything else in the room and ruins the humidifier.  :whistling:  

 

This morning I used my old standby - chew peppermint gum hard!  If not that, I think I would have had to use inhaler.  Other than during bronchitis, I've only used that twice in 8 months.  And one was smoke inhalation.

 

MtRider  ...breathing pretty good yet tonite.  No smoke outside right now since it usually settles low in the night air.

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Thursday night, we went kayak fishing. Saw a coyote and a bobcat crossing the road.  Enjoyed a peaceful night, watching the stars, we could even see the Milky Way.  Around dawn, the bats were swooping in droves, to munch the bugs near the surface of the water.
 

 

Then, I started catching bluegills.  DH caught one about 2 inches long.  Because of how it was hooked, he took it out to deeper water and caught a 5 lb. flathead cat fish. We let it go, but kept the 7 little fish.  :happy0203: 
 

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Saturday, Possum visited from Seattle.  We had a wonderful visit.  
 

Today is house cleaning day, and, I need to get some shopping done.  I go to TX on Wednesday, so, things need to be ready for DH.

 

Keeping you all in my prayers, God knows.

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MtRider,  can you use marshmallow root?   (Not the junk food marshmallows)  

I can take the capsules and it helps with my sinuses some.    It doesn't work for DH at all. 

Marshmallow is one of those duc....... things( I forget the word), sticky, gooey in your guts,  like aloe and slippery elm, where you should space it from other medications and supplements because it can mess with the absorbtion. 

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Shopping report.  WM, cheapest, closest store to us. 
 

Found zinc, Vit C, alcohol, peroxide, they had a lot of hand sanitizers, different brands now. On to the canning section, I took the last two 1/2 gallon canning jars and took one of the 3 remaining pint jar cases.  They had a lot of lids & rings-Ball & Kerr.  No generic. Over to groceries, took one of the last two 50lb bags of dog chow, no generic butter, had to get Land of Lakes at twice the price.  All the laundry soap isle was stocked full.  Dish soap & cleaning supplies were stocked also.  As was TP & paper towels.  Didn’t look to see if they had wipes, we don’t use them.  
 

The soda isle was slim, half empty.  I took one of the two 7-up cases, for DH.  Cheese, deli, spices, sugar & flour were stocked well, no unbleached flour and still no yeast, but DH ordered 40 lbs. of flour and a pound of yeast on-line, the yeast will go with the other pounds I got 5 years ago, in the freezer.  The veggie isle was slim, stocked up on canned corn, and green beans, about all that was stocked on the shelves.  Cup of soups were almost all gone.  Got some more canned tomato products and headed out....  aww darn.... forgot the AA batteries, I kept looking at my list, silly me.  
 

Oh, Jeepers, can you believe they had frozen flavored/spiced Brussels sprouts?  Made me smile & think of you.  
 

Now that most everything is put up, I’ve got to go to the P.O. & the local market, then, start cleaning house.  Knuckle brained dogs, decided to play after I watered the lawn,  muddy toes all over the house.  :sigh:  We had another thick dust storm yesterday evening. The wind took the tarps off the yaks & UTV.  Whoosh!!! 
 

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Good morning! Walked first with very little pain in hip! Didn't start until I was 2/3 of the way through.
Already have 2 loads of laundry done, eBay photos done and walked dogs.
Next up is to cook green beans that were gifted and cut up chicken that I cooked yesterday for pups.
Called in prescriptions to VA for DH. This afternoon will give Peanut Butter a bath.
Good times!

 

Thumb still pretty much stuck in one position but I can get a little movement sometimes.  Only 2nd day on prednisone so still hopeful!

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Miki, glad that your hip isn't given you to much pain.  As for the thumb, I know how that is. I have arthritis in both hands now and have had surgery twice on the Rt. hand and they said I need to have knuckle replacement but that is not going to happen. My fingers are the worst but working with what I have. 

 

Took DH for his first heart rehab appt.  He seemed better about going after he saw what they would be doing. Though I ended up asking all the questions. I was able to go in with him for the first visit but after that I have to wait in the car.  So I will carry a book and catch up on reading while I wait. It was funny when we got ready to leave as DH never wears shoes in the house.  So we started out to garage and I looked down and he was sill bare footed. Had to have him turn around and go get his shoes on.  I think he would have gone to appt. with no shoes. Just sitting here now thinking about what I want to fix for dinner. To many choices. 

 

Ann it sounds like you had a successful trip.  I am trying to get DH straight so I can leave him home for more than an hour at a time. I have 3 stores I need to go to and it will take me a few hours to get what I need done. But will get there hopefully in a couple of weeks or so. 

I did go to Food Lion and bought some frozen corn. The Hanover silver queen in the 2 lb. pack.  I bought 4 of them as I am going to use some for more veg. beef soup and maybe some more succotash to can as well. 

Bought two shelving units to put in the small bedroom for all the canned foods.  Each shelve holds up to 800 lbs. each but I don't think I will have that much weight on them. There are 5 shelves on each unit.  Only thing I hate is that I will have to put them together. Looks like a job for son in law. Going to try to clear out that room this weekend.

DH has his surgery tomorrow and will be home on Wed. So I will start to get things out of the small bedroom on Thursday as I will be free from doctor appts. till Wed. of next week.  Then the rehab starts 3 days a week. 

I need to get the small bedroom cleaned, window washed and curtains put back up after I get them washed. And need to clean the floor as well. Then I can move the shelves into the room where I want them and get all the canned goods on there where I can find things and to a better job of inventory. I have no idea of some of the things I have right now. It is a big mess. But a good one. 

 

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19 hours ago, Mt_Rider said:

Nurse Practitioner said to add the nasal spray if the pill didn't work in 2 wks.  Well, things were very good and then slowly I got more and more plugged/COUGHING again.  So this morning I did just ONE squirt of the spray...well, two total. 

 

 

This is from a news report on  local TV station. I'm posting it for you, not so much for the covid angle, but because it seems like a pretty good generic anti-bacterial nasal spray. It's always good to have more options. :thumbs:

 

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Redding, Calif. —

Doctor George Domb is an ear, nose, and throat specialist in Redding. He has been practicing for more than 40 years and he says he has a simple way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Doctor Domb says combining "Povidone Iodine”, brand name betadine, with a saline nasal spray is a powerful way to kill coronavirus. He says when a high proportion of ENT doctors started dying, others started using it to protect themselves. "Somewhere along the line after I started using it in the nose to prevent myself from getting COVID-19, I started giving it to my patients, the ones in my office, and then a little while ago I started thinking the whole pandemic could be squelched if enough people throughout a community use it," Dr. Domb explained. It is all available over the counter at your local pharmacy.

 

Povidone Iodine is a disinfectant, and you want the solution, not the scrub. Dr. Domb says to mix half a teaspoon of the 10% Povidone Iodine solution with a 44-mL spray bottle of saline nasal spray and shake it up.

 

He has given it to his family members. Amanda Domb, Dr. Domb’s daughter said, "I use it four times a day, it's super easy to use, it doesn't hurt or anything. You just do it twice in each nostril, sniff a little bit and it's done. It's like really easy to add towards your morning routine and after you spray it in, if you just kind of tilt your head back that helps as well. It's just an easy precaution to take. I also am always wearing my mask, social distancing, but this is just like that extra layer of protection that is helpful."

 

Dr. Domb says studies can take up to a year. And having three daughters in Los Angeles, a COVID-19 hotspot, pushed him to speak out now. "I'm saying it kills it 100% in the laboratory, it's 100% safe, and we've used it for years and we know it kills bacteria in the nose. So, to me it was just common sense," continued Dr. Domb.

 

Dr. Domb has taken this all the way to the Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines doctor who told him they're awaiting results from studies. Finally, he says this will not work for an estimated 10 to 15% of the population.

 

Do not use it if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have hyperthyroidism, are being treated for thyroid cancer with irradiated iodine, or hypersensitive to iodine. It should not be used on children younger than 6.

 

https://krcrtv.com/news/local/redding-doctor-says-he-may-have-a-solution-to-prevent-transmission-of-covid-19?fbclid=

 

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2 hours ago, Annarchy said:

 

On to the canning section, I took the last two 1/2 gallon canning jars and took one of the 3 remaining pint jar cases.  They had a lot of lids & rings-Ball & Kerr.  No generic.

 

 

I just had to return several boxes of the WM brand pint size lids because the gasket material had slopped over the edges of some of them. I wasn't going to mess with the possibility of a poor seal and they refunded - no problem. So, IF you buy their brand, OPEN them ALL up and check them for this problem. I opened up several boxes and condensed the return down to only two. :canning:

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Thank you, MM, I usually check all the lids when I get home. I have a great stash already, so, because I wanted to increase it, that’s the reason I noticed. I usually get Kerr, if avail, Ball brand, if there’s no generic.  

Oh, and slopped over the edges, on the generic, have never failed to seal.  I’ve had Ball & Kerr fail, but never their Great Value brand.  It might just be our area.  IDK. 
 

Quote MM: “Povidone Iodine” we used diluted iodine to clean our cow udders, before milking, back in the ‘60’s. Actually, Kraft, who bought our milk, recommended it, and we used it twice daily on our cows when we milked (by hand), and mom made solutions for our “Owweeiiees”.  Even had a Jersey with a huge udder, step on her udder slicing it almost in half, iodine solution actually healed her in a few weeks, and she was back to normal. Lol. Dang, that dates me.    :behindsofa:

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Littlesister, praying for your husband's surgery tomorrow and a speedy recovery!

 

I'm bare foot all the time too so know the feeling of forgetting shoes. I always wear shorts in the house, if that. I can't stand anything bunching up around my knees. In the winter I just throw a throw over me. And a T shirt braless. The perks of living alone. There have been times when I was out shopping that I had to check to make sure I was fully clothed. Seriously. Split second panic.

 

Miki, glad your hip pain is easing up. Hopefully the thumb will follow suit soon too. 

 

Annarchy, I had forgotten about the iodine wash on udders. I don't know where I remember it from but I do remember that wash. 

 

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Lol, Jeepers, yeah, been using iodine all my life, even make sure my salt

has It in it. I guess it’s from the A-bomb era. :008Laughing:  

 

Lately, more home meds advice are going to the violet stuff. I’ll pull a bottle & post it, maybe tomorrow.  Good for ears,dog, human, etc.  

 

I’m so over the “new & improved”, meds being pushed on us.  Gimme my old fashioned stuff!  Sigh.  They never failed to work. I really respect my dentist, he gives me old fashioned penicillin when I need a tooth pulled.... God bless him. 

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On 8/16/2020 at 1:10 AM, Jeepers said:

portable DVD player

 

We keep one in the "cubby hole" of Miss B.  The cubby was once a place for a small tv, but the previous owner didn't have one so we've just used it for the portable dvd player as well as a small fan and a small heater that run off the house battery.

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21 hours ago, Mt_Rider said:

I cannot use a netti pot

 

We have started stocking Tonic Water for our little steam inhaler machine.  If you read the ingredients in Tonic Water...Quinine.  Who woulda think it!  We watched a homesteader that uses it for him and his family.  

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3 hours ago, Annarchy said:

Povidone Iodine

 

Years and years ago I had sinus problems.  The DO took Betadine swabs and stuck them up into my sinus cavities and that did the trick.  We keep Betadine set back.

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Picked Elderberries from our friends farm yesterday afternoon.  I have 7 trays on my dehydrator.  I just use a hair pick to comb them off into my very fine mesh strainer, give them a short rinse and onto the leathers they went.  Still have about a half of another 13 gallon trash bag.  I'll do them tomorrow...even though they've already begun to "seep".  That's okay...I'll give the bag a good shake and let what falls off fall off, then comb the rest. I'll get them on the dehydrator tomorrow.  

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Some of you may remember that I posted a link to an article by Dr Wes Youngberg and a video where he talked about using a dilute iodine spray for the sinuses, throat and even just spraying your face to kill viruses, when the Coronavirus was first becoming a thing in the US. We've been using the iodine ever since then and it cleared up a chronic sinus problem that I had had for weeks and weeks. My head above my eyes was so sore, I couldn't even touch my eyebrow hairs without great pain! The links are in the coronavirus thread if anyone wants to check it out.

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Thanks for the iodine comments, all of you.  Sending that link to DH.  That would be simple, right? 

 

Had a touch of rain to clean the air.  Not so much smoke-from-elsewhere drifting in today.  Laboriously made it down our 15 steps to car....go for ride with DH and dog.  Up the stairs was worse but made it. 

 

MtRider  .....and heard from an old college friend  :)  

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Mt. Rider, do you think you might need some sort of diagnostic testing on your foot? Maybe an X-Ray or some sort of scan to check ligaments or soft tissue or something? Obviously I don't know what I'm talking about. But one time my grandma fell and hurt her foot pretty badly. She let it go and it grew back in the wrong position. She had a lot of pain in that foot for the rest of her life. Maybe something like an air cast properly fitted would help now and in the long run. Don't mean to scare you...just thinking out loud. :hug3:

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Woo-Hoo. I just got a notice that my auto insurance will be going down 11%. Since Covid, it seems drivers aren't on the road as much hence fewer accidents. Awesome. 

 

Granted, I'm a senior, no one else lives in my house driving my car, squeaky clean driving record and the last two incidents I had (big dog and the bumper, big bump and broken window) I paid for myself. We get one free claim before our insurance goes up so I'm saving that for something major. I pay twice a year so I should see it on Oct. bill. 

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Did my walk first thing and stopped to pay for my auto sticker at courthouse, fed dogs, washed sheets and blankets. Next up is pickled jalapenos with a couple of bell peppers thrown in to make it 3 pounds.

 

I have a couple of tomato plants left in a lick tub so I will fertilize them for the last time and pull up the last of smaller tomato plants in garden. I got the inside fencing and stakes all pulled up and put away yesterday.

Later I will give Peanut her bath that I forgot yesterday when I went out to work in the garden.

 

No pain in hip today and my thumb seems a little bit better! Will keep working at the tendon and stay on prednisone for now. Haven't gained any weight but haven't lost any either.
You all have a good day!

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4 hours ago, Jeepers said:

Mt. Rider, do you think you might need some sort of diagnostic testing on your foot? Maybe an X-Ray or some sort of scan to check ligaments or soft tissue or something?

 

Well, I would have done that except for a couple factors.  I've had no swelling.  And if I'm off the foot [and DH puts the arch back up where it belongs....a chiro skill with his "clicker" device]  then there is no pain.  The reason I keep trying to lightly walk on it is cuz there isn't pain ....initially.  But then I do too much ...which is very little at this point....and then it begins to hurt.  So I get off it again.  DH says that it's the normal process of rehab-ing it.   :shrug:

 

The real pain is the rest of my body.....working around the one part taking a vacation.  :buttercup:  But mostly, it just makes me exhausted cuz human locomotion is supposed to be bi-pedal. 

 

It's hammering home the idea of losing weight and not slacking on my walking......when I get back to the point I can do that!!!   I've lost a few pounds, despite being sort of immobilized.  [.....cuz it's too hard to get to kitchen to snack!]  :lol: 

 

MtRider  .....I'd definitely get x-ray if there had been swelling or regular pain.  Just really slow to heal [esp. in older folks...so I hear]

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Hooray!  We FINALLY fishished the temporry garage (with our short working periods it only took a couple weeks. LOL)  Learned a lot along the way, so if we get a greenhouse kit we will look for the dome type.  This one was a bear to put up - parts missing, instructions & pics did not go together (what else is new, LOL) and the insturction writer obviouslly was a man with a 7 foot reach.  But we figured it out and got it done.  Improved on it some - ground was too uneven & rock to put on ground so we built a deck and set it up on that.  The cats love it, LOL.  We wanted something with more concealment than a tarp to move some items from the carport (which is open for the world to see and covet) so we can sort and thin out what we moved in such a rush and organize what we want to keep....and not.....We are only allowed 4 buildings per lot, and we already have 3 so we opted for a temp one, it does not "count".

2 nights ago we had small arms fire from behind the house, and when Mary went out to lock the red truck she heard a shot whiz by her.  Dunno if it was poachers on the lumber company land, or our drunken neighbor behind us, but either way....not nice. Nobody has tried to shoot the deer we feed....yet....we have a 6 point buck and a couple smaller ones, plus a doe with babies.  They are our wild pets, kinda.

 

We are debating adding livestock if things continue to get wierd....we figure chickens or geese, goats, and bees  for eggs, milk & honey to supplement our garden, foraging, fish and game.  There were pigmy goats for sale this week locally but $50 for one male and we are not sure whether that price is good or not.  We want to start with females anyway.  Maybe some of you ladies have an idea as to what would be a good price for some pigmy goats? That way if the zoning folks object we can stress that they are  "pets".  I have already scoped out some beehives with half-size supers (the honey holding part) since the full size ones run 60 lbs when full and we are both not eager to lift those!   There are several beekeepers nearby who sll queens and hive "nucs"  (nucleus) as they are called so no worries getting started there. 

 

But we would have to build a good STRONG chicken area to keep the coyotes at bay.....unless they are dumb enough to trap.  Generally the local hunting club with rights to hunt the lumber company land keep them thinned down nicely.  One nearby (well a couple miles away) couple has chickens and sell their spare eggs for $3.50/dozen.  One thing at  time though!  Fiinances are not all THAT, dontcha know?  The prep-stead starts to shape up......

 

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