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  1. Good Morning World. Happy Canada Day to us Canadians, Matt, Canada Shakes, K-Man from Ottawa, Lady from Kitchener, Bev, Trevor,Alberta Girls, anyone else. Enjoy the Holiday. Our Michael J. Fox has been awarded the Order of Canada medallion for his acting career and more importantly for us; his work on behalf of Parkinsons. If you Americans run into him down there tell him to come home and get his medal. Emma, have a better day today. Everyone have a safe and happy day. Remember that smiling releases good chemicals into your bloodstream. I know it is corny, but I like watching Americas Funniest Videos. j
  2. Well, It is a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day to be a Neighbour. Good Morning everyone. Em, I think that the trifle sounds yummy. I love the substitutions. LAD, busy and upbeat as always. Linda, You have a very strong faith and I can see how it sustains you. Pathfinder, I have trouble with low blood pressure sometimes making me feel faint. Is that what happens to you. I remember when my Dad had to stop driving because of his Alzheimer condition. It was a difficult thing. Welcome aboard Manolo. Whazzup on the Delta.? Hi Ella, and Serenity, wise observations. And here we are in the 2nd half of the month of May, in the year 2017, as we record years. It is time to get my garden planted but it is still too cold and wet. We have been eating lots of asparagus and rhubarb has started. I cut the grass yesterday for only the second time. We have had lots of rain, but not enough heat for hay and stuff to really grow. Well lots of jobs and errands to get done today. Heartfelt thoughts go out to Manchester and the loss of lives in that despicable bomb attack. (Rot in Hell; Bomber) All the best to my Parky Friends. jb
  3. Good Morning PWP, Good work LAD. Look at all the postings you pulled out. Hi Em, and Dianne, LAD, you talked about the Wizard of Oz, and the green colouring of the Witch in "Wicked" . I thought of that the first time I saw our Marcia with the green skin.But Marcia is not a Witch. OMG, maybe that isn't our Marcia, maybe that is an imposter Martian. That would explain the green. You just hang on Marcia, we will save you. Soon! Yesterday on a drive to Toronto, I stopped at a service station and used the rest room. After washing my hands I walked to one of those blower hand dryers. I stepped in to one between two other men. The floor tiles were sorta wet from water dripping from hands and I slipped on a wet spot and fell rather quickly to the floor. I caught myself on my hands without whacking my head on the floor. One guy helped me back up and asked if I was ok. Yes fine I replied. Just sort of embarrassed. I think that my balance is not so good. And my jerky walking didn't help matters. And that pair of shoes are slippery. Perfect alignment for a FOYA. (Fall on Your Ass). Be careful, everyone.!! (And upon further reflection of that incident, I am glad that I was just walking up to a hand dryer on the wall and not trying to get closer for a better view over the edge at your Grand Canyon.) Em,, you and your Son have a very strong bond and relationship. He is a real blessing to you I think. Dianne, I think of you often and the ache you must have for the loss of your son. Mothers day must amplify all these emotions. And I know that we people with Parkinsons have a steady supply of emotions. Good days to everyone,. jb ps Em, tell me more about that Sherry Trifle sometime please.
  4. Good morning ParkyWorld, I trust that you all have had some yummy pills and your morning coffee and your spouse has brought you the Newspaper and they are rubbing your feet for you right now as you shake out the sports section. Huuh? Anybody? Hello LAD, I will be gone for the day. Maybe you and FF can get Marcia out of the green bottle today. How are you today Feisty. I am quoting you, your final thought : And I agree, I hope that everyone knows that they can come here and blow off steam like you did yesterday. You felt better after didn't you Feisty? I read through your long post again yesterday FF. Lots of nuggets of gold in there. Little Kids say what they think, No malice, agenda, no intent or holding back, they say just what they truly think in a manner that is so refreshing. AND sometimes shocking. good days to all. jb
  5. good morning everyone, I hope that everyone feels free to say good morning as you usually do. I started to write a little story to flesh out my thinking that sometimes I wonder where everyone is. My story such as it is can fill in around the daily stuff so keep it coming please, add your ideas to a chapter, do a chapter. I certainly wasn't trying to block anyone but rather trying to pull more people in. The nature of this thread is not much without all of you. Good morning Feisty Folder. Does that feel better. I must of gotten up in the night, thought I heard the teakettle starting to boil but it was you posting I think cause the steam was coming off of my computer. It sounds like a challenge you have with your Mom, (and Dad) but I can see your love and devotion for them shining through. I am glad that you took time to express yourself so well. I hope that today you have a good day. All the best to you FF, Good days to everyone.
  6. Hello Miss Marcia, Quiet day here today eh? I think your new green face icon is pretty cool. But I wonder... Can you hear me inside that bottle of green dishwashing soap?. Who shrunk you down and put you in there anyways? At least they gave you a peep hole to look out. Oh., I may be wrong about that. Maybe you are on a cruise ship, the waves are high, the ship is pitching and rolling about and you are sick sick sick to your stomach and totally green from nausea and you are looking out the port hole window wondering if it would be better to open it up, wiggle through, drop to the ocean below your window and swim to shore. I think that you better hang on there Marcia, try some gravol or at least Pepto Dismal. I'm sure the weather will change. Your shade of green does remind me of Hulk. But you are totally different than that guy. I don't think you ever fly into a rage with fury enough to turn green. And if you did have a rage attack, you would soon tear your way out of that cotainer with a peep hole that you are trapped within. While you are in there, do you have any idea where the simple story that I started can go and retain any sort of , well, "story line". It takes so long to type. If I could tell you what the story is and you typed it with your condensed and wise short phrases, it would save a lot of typing for me with all the run on sentences I write and can't seem to stop writing them and they go on so long and repeating themselves over and over and I should have a key on my keyboard that says "and" instead of hitting the three keys a n and d everytime. We could do a chapter about the Cook, if that would help entice you. You did say that you like Cooks in stories. We could title the chapter "The Cook and the Door to Door Vegetable Salesman With a Horse and Cart And He maybe Has Parkinsons". You maybe could shorten the chapter heading a bit. Perhaps it should start out with an explanation that He, the vegetable salesman has parkinsons, not that horse named Jake. And the Cook is preparing a hugenourmous banquet that night because the Banker who owns the big Manor House, surrounding Farms and hires all those people, has returned from a big holiday in Europe with his wife after touring Ireland, Great Britian, Isle of Wight, and Spain on the French Riviera. No, he wasn't to France Marcia, "French Riviera" ,is the name of the steamship he sailed home on. Yes, that is confusing. Okay then, Lets call the ship Lollipop then, The Good Ship Lollipop. And as the banquet is wrapping up, The Cook announces that she has been saving her wages, and has purchased the property by paying the unpaid taxes and the near penniless previous owner has returned home to nothing. Well, he can sleep in the goat shed tonite, And the workers are going to reopen the Manor as a Micro Brewery and Dance club with a Boxing gym at the back. Or do you have any other plot line we could use. Have a good day Marcia..
  7. Good Morning everyone, It is a new day, grab onto it and squeeze as much good out of it as you can. Peace, that could be a start to a story. It also could be a jumble of ideas that end up going nowheres. I encourage posters to keep the Hellos and How are you and Whattzzupps coming on the Good Morning Thread. Ella, Me rite book? Ha. not me. I like to project out ideas but that is usually as far as they go. But thank you for the encouragement, That is nice. LAD, if there was anymore cheesecake in the fridge, I would carp diem it again. But it looks like Shreddies today. Oh well. ( sigh) Nashville Predators are doing pretty good against the Ducks of Anaheim. Music City is being renamed by some as Smashville. Ottawa and the Pittsburgh Penguins are having an excellent series as well. You Americans must be very happy to have had Wayne Gretzky and the NHL introduce the worlds best sport, our game of Hockey, to you many years ago now. I better get going, good days to everyone. jb
  8. Hi, Good description of a scary incident DaveN. I made my living in the construction business. I could carry a bundle of shingles over my shoulder, up a ladder, onto a roof and continue walking across the sloping roof surface. That was then, now is now. It is not easy to see something that needs to be done requiring the use of ladders and knowing that with my balance issues that I really shouldn't do it myself. Mr. Parkinson can be very generous when he starts to dish out portions of Frustration soup. Stump, you stumped me with BTDT, took me a minute but I got it Hi Linda, two things happen when you fall, you get physically hurt, and your self confidence takes a hit too. Murph, I can only imagine trying to function with 2 broken wrists. Are your wrists healed up now? The indignities of it all indeed.!! It isn't easy being a person with Parkinsons. Stand Tall guys. You too Linda
  9. He knew better than to look backwards and walk, especially of late and he stumbled over his own two feet that he had always walked upon. If not for a tight grip on the horse's reins and its steadiness, he would have fallen, yet again. Thank you Jake he said and gave him an unsold carrot from his pocket and a pat on his neck. Its my old boots, they are worn out he said to the horse. He stroked the neck of the draft horse, smelt its sweat, or was that his? But who cares he thought. Do you care Jake? The sun was warm and he felt a weariness that he couldn't shake. He lead Jake off of the laneway and into some shade. With the wheels quiet now, standing still, he listened to the world and the buzz of flies. Tired out, he closed his eyes and leaned against the horse. Moments later, distant noises brought him out of his horselike standing nap and his eyes lifted back the few hundred yards to the rear side of the Manor and its servant doors and sheds. Maybe he was imagining it but that sounded like a door swinging shut. And there was the sleeping cat very much awake now and strutting like the Owner himself; out past the chicken coop and to the goat pens.. "Quite a cat there Jake old boy that can swing a door shut after itself" he told the horse and himself. When fresh smoke rising from the Cook's chimney met the gaze of his squinted eyes he knew there were people back there. Was that a face looking out from behind the heavy curtains of the library windows? Had he returned to the yard right away he would of seen the Cook scraping the porridge from the pot into the dogs dish. She announced to the milk maid who was wrestling a goat out of the henhouse, that there was enough cake and cheese left over from last night for the breakfast. Efficiently, not one to waste trips outside her kitchen and thinking of suppertime, the Cook seized a chicken that ventured too close to the dog's porridge for the last time.
  10. He swung the door open and stepped in, The cat slept by the fire which was burned down to a few glowing embers. Someones porridge was on the stove cooling in a pot. Mud from someones shoes lay on the floor not quite dried out to plain old dirt again. There were dishes on the side board waiting for their turn in the sink and he recognised different cloaks hanging on the wall. Where is everybody?, he wondered aloud. With hat in hand he called out good morning. Louder he called again and he heard his voice echo down the hallway and bounce about the Great Room. Hmm he wondered, and stepped back outside and pulled his toque down onto his head. He swung the heavy back door shut with a clank as the heavy latch fell into its worn seat and started back out the lane leading his old cart horse, looking back over his shoulder at the house. Good morning everyone, Hope everyone has a great day!! jb
  11. Good Morning, I hope that everyone had a good weekend, a good nites sleep and has ideas for a good week . Yesterday, my Mom came out to the Farm from the retirement Manor for Mothers day. She is 88, needs to use her walker, but is ready to go anywheres. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters with spouses and kids,and some grandkids that were coming for lunch. Some of my cousins that live nearby came as well. Everyone brought salads and butter tarts, cheese cake and the usual assortment of summertime food. I cooked some pork loin roasts for sandwiches the night before. I still had lots to do to get ready for the 25 plus people coming for lunch when I got up Sunday morning. Vacuuming, clean the bathrooms, get myself cleaned up, put the extra leaves in the dining table, slice the meat and all that stuff. I used to be able to fly through a list of those things. A 5 minute shower use to take me only 3 minutes. I could vacuum with one hand and dust the cabinets with the other. Unload the dishwasher, and fill pickles dishes at the same time. But not now. I realized that dragging that unwelcome, leeching companion named Parkinson that has been riding my back for the last 10 years is causing me trouble. He is getting heavier, my back gets sore, my arms sometimes feel like lead, My feet drag across the floor like I was wading through waist high molasses. I was up at 7:00 to finish preparing, People would be arriving at high noon. I said to myself, "Self, just relax. What gets done, gets done. It is just family, the food will get served, Everything will be fine" I was running the vacuuum with short pushes and pulls, one eye on the clock, and tottering around, wondering if I really took pills this morning when my Sister from next door came in. An angel to my rescue at about 10:30. She, I often call her St. Susie, soon had me on track to finish things needing to be done. Instead of skittering from job to job with no accomplishment. She took quick and efficient steps as she always could, and soon had the kitchen stuff organised, table set and we were ready when people started to arrive. I swear, she could organise violent rioters in the street into a Sunday School Picnic. I think everyone had a good day, Everyone got filled up with yummy food. There was still a dozen people stayed for supper of leftovers and a big feed of asparagus which quickly disappeared. I even had leftover cheescake for breakfast today. Yesterday reinforced two things that I already knew: One being that my parkinsons symptoms are more pronounced and stress makes them worse to the point of freezing up. The faster I go, the slower I am. And second, but first, I am lucky to have grown up and lived with my own family within a bigger family that has always been close and supportive of each other. I hope everyone has a good day today and can pull some contentment out of this trainride called Life: with its delays, detours, unmarked stations, speeding downhill runaways clinging onto tight bends, dark tunnels, high trestle bridges over vast gorges, and slowly chugging uphill tracks. But always with new views and outlooks, challenges and rewards: travelling this railroad, knowing where you have been, wondering whats around the next bend. jb
  12. Hi Peace. Wise words well spoken. I agree with you that Marcia is very wise. Nobody says so much with such few words. She appears a little green in her new icon. I hope she hasn't eaten too much aspargus. This is the time of year that I have to be careful that my horse Max doesn't eat too much green grass and gets into trouble. Asparagus is wonderful, Asparagus is fine, I love asparagus, I eat it all the time. Nice pictures of your Sons LAD. I hope all the Moms here had a great day. jb
  13. Good morning, I hope that this inserted picture sticks. I hope that it doesn't blow up the whole forum with asparagus sprouting all over the place. I spend my days hoping with fingers crossed for different things.. I have been trying to stick this in a post for an hour now. I had trouble loading it into my photobucket account. I had lots of trouble with that site. It was trying to smother me with ads, one being I could eliminate ads for as little as 14.99 a year. It operated very slowly; screens rotated showing pictures, albums, recent uploads. It was taxing my patience. And I can be very Job-like. Anyways. It looks like the asparagus stuck. This was the year that I would get all the grass plucked from the 'spargus patch. Okay, I didn't get that done either. But it is growing now and tastes great. It also means that spring is here. The first meal of it is a small one, maybe 3 or 4 tender sticks of it. The next one is bigger. The third meal of it more than I should of cooked. The 4th meal is eaten at my Neighbours table by them, a rite of spring around here. Roy likes to sneak in and steal it from me; then like a 5 year old, he makes sure that I know he stole some last night. Well, I just pulled back the disappearing spargus picture with a control Z. I am posting while it is still there. Good days to everyone. This planet earth will feed and sustain us with good healthy food like Asparagus (even if it makes my pee smell). We just have to use common sense and don't demand too much of it and put some work and effort back into this planet. Oh yeah, I was done writing and ready to hit post wasn't I. Hope everyone has a good weekend. jb
  14. Good morning tonite to everyone. I like slogans too Lad, keep them coming. Your son can turn them out too eh? Like mother like son. My dad, rest his soul, used to make us laugh by screwing up common phrases and words. Commenting on something; I remember him once saying that he would not do that for "all the hay in China" All the "tea" in China I corrected him. He replied that they have lots of hay there too. Another time we were all together talking about a story in the news that day about a pet snake in an apartment building moving around through the piping and suddenly appearing in someones toilet. My Dad stated that those pipers can be as thick as his arm and very long. I said "Dad, I have heard of pythons and vipers but never pipers. What are they?" He quickly replied that they are big snakes and live in pipes. You just can't argue that. I have two older sisters and three younger brothers and we can sit around and recall lots of "Jackisms". I miss talking with him. Have good days everyone, jb
  15. Mr. Stump, your adventures are very interesting. Hiking, hunting, trekking, kayaking, fishing and now cooking. You could do a reality show, but the camera and production crew would rob you of the quiet and solitude that you seem to seek in nature. Keep up the good stories please. And be safe!
  16. Good morning Marcia, Linda, Ella, Dianne and Everyone else here in Parkysville. Marcia, Echo Beach is in ones mind. An escape destination. As in the song. It is another Moon River. It is a great tune. Lots of flooding across the country, especially around Ottawa and Montreal. My brother was affected some by this record water height and flooding. He lives in Ottawa and came down to stay at my sisters house for 5 days but returned to his home yesterday. Well, I am off for a little walk . Maybe see if I can get my arms and legs swinging a bit better. I think that when I get out of bed in the morning I must look a bit robotic, And not a good Robot. Like a home made one by a kid in the sixties. Powered by a rubber band twisted up tight. Too tight, the band has to be poked and flicked to start its unwinding and making arms and legs jerk into motion. And the wooden arms thrash around and the legs run, then stop and the joints have to be better than nails through cardboard and maybe it should have batteries cause the rubber band just expended all it's power,. Marcia, we have to be careful of Ticks here too. That lymes disease is the big worry here, although not many cases are reported that I know of. A walk to the woods is always followed by a tick check. The dog takes a pill, well actually, I give him a pill. To kill ticks that attach to him. Why don't I take one of them? Hmm, Have a good day everybody. jb
  17. Good evening everyone, or the ones that read this thread. Nice to see you Marcia and I am not buying into that don't know anything stuff. You know how to shrink yourself and live in a green bottle of dish washing soap and peek out an air hole. How do you do that? And you know all about movies cause you explained K-Pax to me one day. And I thought I lost this post and then I remembered that red button up higher that you told us about. AND don't forget that you just explained job lists to us and how if you don't write it on the list , it doesn't have to be done. Hmmm! Don't tell me you know nuthin. Hi Linda. Hope you and everyone have a good weekend. Well. I am tired out. I may go to Echo Beach and sleep on the sand tonite. I think they don't allow the stage coach and horses onto the beach area. Be strong everybody. jb
  18. And Good morning tonite. Hope everyone is having a good week. Rather, had a good week. This is Friday morning isn't it. I just wanted to catch up on some replies and comments. The Count..I like your sign in name. Were you a big fan of the Muppets per chance? Azilect......I was on it. Very e$pen$ive and didn't seem to do much for me. But drugs work different for different people. Good Luck with it. And I am more emotional now than I was. Parkinsons, drugs, older, I don't know. Lad., you like slogans and such. A long time ago, we had a thread about what we would put on T shirts for Parkys . I wonder if I could find it again. You like to go hiking. When you stood on top of that mountain, did you sing the Rocky theme song to yourself? Twitchy M and Linda, sometimes when I run into someone in town and they say , oh you are looking pretty good (healthy they mean), I think to myself yeah, but you should of seen me before I felt good enough to drive in here. And like a CinderFella, there is a time constraint and I better be home before these damn pills wear off. Hi Serenity. Feel free to post on this thread whenever you want to. Feisty Folder, your evolving television production is very interesting. Tom, I'm glad that you are not getting washed away with the storms in Texas that we hear about and see on the news at night. And that is a lot of dogs. Do they all get along with each other? Hi #57 from Wisconsin. Dianne, I am glad to see you on the board. I hope you are feeling more comfy. FF, you have a sweet and Tender relationship with your Mom I am thinking. TM, you will love BC. Right Bard? And EM, I think I saw you talking to your neighbour and I did wave to you and tossed a litre of syrup to you. I think it landed in Ireland. Hmm. Wonder if Lucy picked it up... Ella, its the price of gas and the low Canadian dollar that restricts me from the USA food truck market. That and the protective trade barriers and pancake protectionists and syrup sanctions and subsidies. Its a real waffle war going on there. And Dianne again, hope you win your battles with pain, doctors, landlords and government. And then, the hour getting late, I selected a sleeping pod that was designed to look like an old stage coach of the west. I set the timer for 6 hours and climbed up into it and pulled the door shut. Photo strips of the Wild West played on the wall to create the illusion that I was actually moving. Or was I really? The mini bar was actually a mini Walgreens and there was a full selection of Parky medications. I decided on a couple Mellow Yellow Levadopas and washed them down with a drink from a bottle that said Rotgut Whiskey but I knew it was really just orange juice. I adjusted the sound track of a six horse team galloping down a rocky road with a teamster whistling out to them and geeing and hawing on the reins that made slapping sounds over the rhythm of 24 steel horse shoes striking the flinty road while another voice, that would of belonged to the guy who would be riding shotgun, sung "Get Along Little Doggies". I settled in for a nice sleep on the horse hair cushioned bench. It had a massage feature so I thought what the heck and pushed in a couple coins and set the movement for "Realistic Stage Coach Ride" but then reduced it back to the "Let the Horses Walk While I Sleep" setting after falling out of the bed to the floor a couple times and getting my Roy Rogers pyjamas all dusty. I ended up sleeping good, but I awoke in some place called Abilene when the timer went off and I don't even know where that is. Now what?
  19. The rocket thundered on takeoff from ``other places``, or was it Outer Spaces, picked up shuttles that clicked onto our Rocket from other galaxies, skimmed through Milky Ways, Black Holes and Time Warps. The online show was a new sitcom produced by a Miss Feisty Folder and proved very interesting. The flight was ``Out of this`World``. Pun intended. Very modern it was, But with very little ceremony they prepared me for exit and my return Home and I was ejected out of the Air Canada Rocket by an older than me gentleman, a former WW 2 Air Force Crewman, a bomb aimer I believe he may of been, who calculated wind drift, our Mach 7 ground speed my weight and the heftiness of my carry on luggage that I clutched,(hoping he wouldn`t discover my Trail Mix raisins and peanuts from some other stratosphere), and pushed me out the Arriving Somewhere Rocket Exit Tube as we passed over Kilkenny on the next orbit of the earth. I fell, the chutes opened, I drifted, I saw land, I saw ocean, flooded rivers and cars and cows and people and landed in my backyard. The horse knickered for a bale of hay and the dog needed out to pee. It was nice to get home. Oh gosh Linda, nobody is more ParkyBrained than I am. I'm sorry if that posting above caused any confusion. There is really nothing there to understand. The truth is that last week I did go on a short trip to Minneapolis, ( a beautiful city that is by the way. Lots of good food, lots of nice people) and I returned on Sunday. What I did post on Wednesday was just a flight of fantasy, a science fiction breakaway, a Tom Swift moment of imagination. I don't know where Marcia is. Usually she points out to me that I am having a Walter Mitty Moment. So Linda, if it made no sense to you, that is probably a good thing.
  20. The rocket thundered on takeoff from ``other places``, or was it Outer Spaces, picked up shuttles that clicked onto our Rocket from other galaxies, skimmed through Milky Ways, Black Holes and Time Warps. The online show was a new sitcom produced by a Miss Feisty Folder and proved very interesting. The flight was ``Out of this`World``. Pun intended. Very modern it was, But with very little ceremony they prepared me for exit and my return Home and I was ejected out of the Air Canada Rocket by an older than me gentleman, a former WW 2 Air Force Crewman, a bomb aimer I believe he may of been, who calculated wind drift, our Mach 7 ground speed my weight and the heftiness of my carry on luggage that I clutched,(hoping he wouldn`t discover my Trail Mix raisins and peanuts from some other stratosphere), and pushed me out the Arriving Somewhere Rocket Exit Tube as we passed over Kilkenny on the next orbit of the earth. I fell, the chutes opened, I drifted, I saw land, I saw ocean, flooded rivers and cars and cows and people and landed in my backyard. The horse knickered for a bale of hay and the dog needed out to pee. It was nice to get home.
  21. Hi Everyone, I am gone away for a week, Be good, be safe , be strong. jb
  22. Good Morning Everyone. It made me very happy to see all the posts that have been put up here in the last week. Just friendly, informative, positive conversation that is open to everyone. I want to empathise that again. It is open to everyone that wants to post just to say hi. You don't have to write an essay. Marcia, I love that green circle spy glass. You should start an Avatar Consultant Agency. And if I understand correctly, if the list of things to be done is lost, one can assume that the list is completed. I could try that. That Elf thing did not work out. I went to bed last nite and left a mop and a bucket of hot water for the floor, left the can of paint and paint brushes and rollers in the room that needs painting. And a plateful of cookies. I awoke this morning to a bucket of cold water, untouched paint equipment, an empty cookie plate and a fat little housedog who didn't want his breakfast. Why did the Elves make shoes for the shoemaker? Ella, nothing is easier than growing daffodils. and they just keep coming back. Emma, you would be surprised if you looked out your window and saw me planting geraniums in the garden. Having floated a couple thousand miles in a rowboat on the North Atlantic Gulf Stream all the way to Ireland. Wouldn't you be ? Linda, good to see your presence. Hello Olotorin.Whazzup for you today? Ah LAD, a fainter. I can relate to that. I tend to have low blood pressure too. The ER story with your mom in the next room is funny.! Dianne, I hope that your repaired duopump is bringing relief to your body this morning. Fingers crossed for you. Oh, Marcia. Don't leave screwdrivers and other tools lying around where the cats can get them. They are devious creatures not to be trusted. Have a good Saturday Everyone, jb ps.. Marcia, I just about lost all of this post and then I remembered what you said about that red box; Thanx Whiz Kid!
  23. Good Morning Everyone that Peeks in at these pages, Hi Pathfinder from the previous page. It is easy to get lost at the bottom of the page when a new page gets started. It sounds like you were going to have a great day with your husband. I hope that you did. And LAD, it looks like you got it all figured out how to post pictures on this forum. Good Work! Cute picture! It rained quite a bit here in the last couple of days. I will have to get out my lawnmowers, get them gassed and oiled and such and likely have to cut the grass on the weekend. Daffodils will likely bloom in a few days as well. There is lots of stuff to rake up, trees to prune and stuff to do. The seasons roll on with a relentless nature, presenting to me every day; jobs that are to be done. Cause that is what I always did, but I must admit that I don't get as much done in a day as a used to.. Sometimes I wish that there was a pause button that could be used to take a time out on the Calendar, get an extra 4 weeks to catch up on jobs, a 2 week block of time for relaxing and reading a good book, and then maybe a 3 week period where I go on a fishing trip up North and while I am gone, Good Elves come into my home and house clean, paint some of the rooms that need it, and while they are at it, do a couple little renovations and repairs that I should of done over the winter. Oooops, that adds up to nine weeks. That may really screw up the world to take a 9 week pause. I may have to rethink it and line up some super elves. Have a good day everyone. jb
  24. Good Morning Everyone, Welcome aboard Otolorin. How are you today Pathfinder. Hello Count and Dianne, your appointment for pump reattachment is drawing near. And hello LAD. I hope everyone had a good Easter Weekend. LAD, Marcia is the inserted picture xpert here. I will try to explain. You have to have the picture in a program like PhotoBucket. It will host your picture and assign it an URL number. On this forum, when you want to post a picture click the button which is on the lower right which says "insert other media" , and then you go into photobucket and copy the URL assigned to the photo you wish to post, and paste that url as the inserted media and then your picture appears. I hope that this helps. Marcia could tell you with her clarity of the written language with 2 verbs, 3 adjectives and perhaps a dangling participle. Good Luck LAD. We are all looking forward to pictures now. Safe and Happy days to everyone. jb
  25. Good Morning tonite., I remember those years too LAD when the kids would come home for reading week or Easter. It was nice to have them back and their friends would drop round and it was all good and the house was alive. Now when they come home for an overnite, ( A Son and a Daughter who both live only about an hour away), they bring their spouses and 3 grand boys and 2 dogs and it is still good. Hi Em, happy Easter to you and Sean. Good luck on your Easter egg hunting. If you do that. Make sure that after the hunt is done that you share them up equal. I did get some chocolate when grocery shopping on Thursday and I didn't hide it good enough. Or I was too good of a hunter. Anyway it was all gone last nite. I still have lots of syrup though! Family dinner at my Sisters house at noon. There will be chocolate there. And a trade will take place. I give her maple syrup and she gives me the best homemade strawberry jam. Happy Easter Everyone. jb