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Old Mar 10 2022, 11:31 PM   #721
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Peter, LOL, that was bad.
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Old Mar 11 2022, 09:58 AM   #722
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P'ter, to clarify, I love puns. Good, bad, and in between. I suppose what I should have said was that people around me, here in the Missouri Ozarks might not get it. Dispatch just isn't used in that sense in this part of the country. And a lot of other parts. We have a lot of people who have never heard of Anne, Robert Heinlein, Spider Robinson, John D. MacDonald (anyone ever read his SciFi book "Wine of the Dreamers"?), and others.
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Old Mar 11 2022, 03:50 PM   #723
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But when I had a lawyer in Ireland needing to contact me as the beneficiary of a will she never thought of looking up the New Zealand landline phonebook on the White Pages website. If she had, it would have come up with the correct spelling of my name, my phone number, my full postal address, and for good measure a Google map with my location pinned on it. It seems that I have inherited half a very run down Irish croft. - and that is for real. Or, at least, the croft and the will are real. The inheritance may very well turn out to be leprechaun gold. But it made my day. Fortunately the news came from a very respected New Zealand lawyer who has dealt with our family before - if it had been the Irish lawyer I might have thought that was a scam call too!

And I'm still laughing about the thought that I might be the proud owner of half of a very cold, leaky-roofed decrepit stone building on the other side of the world.
Anymore news on your possible Irish mansion?
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It took him well over an hour to finally get the blasted thing done. It's now been saved in 2 places on my computer and once on his.


I'm in my chair, My youngest got word that he passed his paramedic exam on the first try and 2 1/2 years of school is done. Between classes, practicum, working every shift he could squeeze in there was very little family time.

My mother-in-law is currently in hospital being evaluated for a possible heart valve replacement. We may not hear the result for a couple days though.
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That is wonderful news about your youngest, Mausey. I hope all goes well for your mother-in-law!

Last night we changed to Daylight Savings time. I wish they'd leave time alone!

I suppose unless they return here we may never know what has happened to ginnystar or BD1.
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I loathe the time change. For years "they" kept saying it was too difficult for airlines and sports teams, WELL, we've just had 2 years with minimal flights and sporting events so what's the excuse now.

Mother-in-law is doing okay but as hospitals here are still on covid protocols she can only have 2 designated visitors. Our youngest and his wife (a registered nurse) both tried to get in to see her but no go. She's hoping they can get the tests run Monday or Tuesday, it all depends on if they can get the fluid in her legs down. They were so swollen her lower legs were about twice their normal size.
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Priscilla, wasn't BD1 just having trouble with her internet about a month ago? Hopefully that's still the problem and not another health issue.
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She was having internet access problems. Hopefully that is all it is and not more health trouble.

Your poor mother-in-law, Mausey.

I am currently playing a couple nice, mostly instrumental Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CD's. I have been doing this the last couple years. I play whatever I want to hear and it can be Christmas or Halloween if I want it! I took a short string of the tiny colored lights off the tree and "trimmed" around the fireplace here in the living room where I spend most of my day sewing. They are lit all day, look pretty and make me happy.
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Sounds like M-i-L needs some serious diuretics.
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It took him well over an hour to finally get the blasted thing done. It's now been saved in 2 places on my computer and once on his.


I'm in my chair, My youngest got word that he passed his paramedic exam on the first try and 2 1/2 years of school is done. Between classes, practicum, working every shift he could squeeze in there was very little family time.

My mother-in-law is currently in hospital being evaluated for a possible heart valve replacement. We may not hear the result for a couple days though.
In the old US series Emergency it only took 6 months to become a paramedic. It was the 70s and they couldn't most of what they do today. They had to get Dr. permission to do anything.
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I took a short string of the tiny colored lights off the tree and "trimmed" around the fireplace here in the living room where I spend most of my day sewing. They are lit all day, look pretty and make me happy.
We have a couple of longer strands of outdoor "Christmas" lights... That's what they were originally, anyway... that have been permanently hung on the rafters of our porch for several years now. They're clear LED, and the covers are shaped like small unopened pinecones. We have them plugged into a timer that's programmable; on at dusk, and on-time settable to 4,6, or 8 hours, or dusk to dawn. They do a great job of acting as porch lights for the whole porch.

My mom, who just turned 98 and is now on Hospice, has a strand of colored LED Christmas tree lights that are on every day, to brighten up her living room for her.
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98 years old? Good for her! The lights do brighten up a room.

Today I'm headed to the pharmacy to get a CD made of the photos on my phone and a couple photos that I want a copy of. Then the thrift store, one of my favorite places. I have a few things to drop off and there is always the possibility of finding a treasure!

We did hear back from the company on that faucet that was sent to us by mistake. (Our address, someone else's name). First email came from the shipping company that then gave us the email of the building company that actually ordered the item. Got a UPS label from them and the box was sent back yesterday. Here is a question. IF we never heard from either company what were we supposed to do with it? Would it have been "stealing" to keep it?
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Here is a question. IF we never heard from either company what were we supposed to do with it? Would it have been "stealing" to keep it?
If you had never heard back from either company, it seems to me that you had done your due diligence and were not liable under the law for it, so you could have done whatever you wanted with it, keep and use it, sell it, or throw it out. But just my opinion as someone who has worked with and around the law over the last 60 or so of my 75 years. But laws vary from state to state, country to country, and so on, of course.
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Well, it is indeed a heart valve replacement and set for the 23rd of March.

Spring is definitely here and we can almost watch the snow melt. From a couple feet deep to mud in one day. *shakes head* always amazes me. There are already weeds and poppies coming up on the east side of our house. Not a huge amount but it's a start. Some of the pansies will push right through the snow.

My dad is 90 this year, he and mom (86) still live on their own although mom does have a lady come in twice a month to clean.
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Kibby signed up to DM at a small con, paid for everything, before job problems happened. So I am at a 3 day con for the first time in 2 years. Drooling over all the dragons in the dealer room, with no moto buy.

My sister did not get the job she wanted. She did get a job at Walmart.
Kibby has been referred to a spine specialist, for her shoulder pain. Ortho Dr. refused to give her anything useful for pain. Gave her another anti inflammation med. She has been on anti inflammation meds for years they do no good. He asked her questions & didn't wait for her answers. He got a very bad review on the survey they sent. She did get a work note for 4 hour shifts. Olive Garden has agree to let her work 2 days week for now.
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I hope you enjoy the convention. Maybe you can get business cards from the dragon making people so that when you have money in the future you could order one?

I'm sorry your sister did not get the job she wanted but at least she got a job. She can certainly keep looking. That is very frustrating for Kibby.

Mausey, best wishes for your mother-in-law.

Good for your mom and dad. We are in our early 70's, in good health and hope to live in our own home for many more years. Easier and WAY cheaper!
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I'm having fun. Most of the ones here will be at Ravencon, in Richmond, next month. I'll have a little more money then. Kibby is DMing there as well.
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Sorry to be gonatiming in real-life has tossed me a few string balls', with me and myas the person sspinning the balls, and my computer and printer and one of its ports not working, whilenot in the shop, getting the softweare to be able to read print, to me its called OpenBook, its made by the sames folks that make my Jaws program, I am going t have to learning to use a new mp3 and more a GPS that I can tell me when I amwalking or having someone driving, better able to get to some podcase, once I get that I have something related to other than nne MCqaffrey, which might help me with some of the problems , I have not listen yet to that information yet,, but when I get that information I shall try and post that information in the Beyoind sp Anne McCaffrey link.

I also hope to be able to get hold of the rest of Aububle sp books, sorry my inter net just got back, and I am still fizzed out and I hope to have mystaff to help me clean o8ut my PM box so I can get back to folks, I am still learning how to run Jaws and the new and old softweare , I haven't used OpenBook in a long time, early 92-95 were the years I hhad it, thanks to a donation and at my tech school so we could use it, I shall be reporting more on it. . I am getting very tired , listening to a AD audio described movie, that a friend gave me as a gift. Quite good more later.
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Good to be back, I don't have all the problems fixed, but my 'bluetooth' is turned on so I can hear it, not sure if both on my speakers on my phone or just on my hearing aids, had a different person change the setting, but I can hear my phone a 'smart phone' now, but its going to take time to get use to the power, now I feel like a bit like Tia and a bit like Jaxom but affter two days, I am still a bit fizze one was sick,, but I go back in the the fall, 3 years for me for testing, and things are quite harder to hear, and thanks to my tech person and a few others I can have that ability work for me, Its going to take time, but if its going to make it easier to hear soft speaking folks like my new care persos then I can try and adpt , been about five years for this pair.


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I hope you enjoy the convention. Maybe you can get business cards from the dragon making people so that when you have money in the future you could order one?

I'm sorry your sister did not get the job she wanted but at least she got a job. She can certainly keep looking. That is very frustrating for Kibby.

Mausey, best wishes for your mother-in-law.

Good for your mom and dad. We are in our early 70's, in good health and hope to live in our own home for many more years. Easier and WAY cheaper!
When I am feeling less shagged, I might have a few ideas, via PBS, shows or information, on staying in your home, and stuff like that, PS I wwas thinking of veveryone in Virginia and New England area, also down that costline wbhich wwas on a show about downsizing and had a lot of hhistory with it. more on that later, when I am not so shageed. :blushsh:
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Hello right back, might take time for me to get back to all. Its been a long time for 'seeing' folks, here my sight is now gone complete ly like Master Wasnter bbut quite fast, and I am still learning how to get a round or id 's folks that I know when I still see before my sight left me. Over fourty years of use and now gone. Maybe mnow I can ask my new help to put up an 'real update' on tings for me later, PS thanks for the reminders I shall have to stick that on my todo list.
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Mother-in-law had her heart valve replacement bright and early this morning and is feeling pretty good. She'll be shipped back to her regular hospital later today and if all goes well will be home Friday.

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Good to read, my dad needs his fixed yet, but is waiting, and one more stent I think
Nice to see you back Ginny.
My dad still needs his replaced, and one more stent, but I think the problem withwater retention is slowing that, his old water pills were not working, that really worried me,, but he is doing better, still learning how to use my smart phone, got the blue tooth turn on, the other day and I need to get use to it, thanks to a few folks who understand this problem with hearing aids and smart phones, why it didn;t work,. I also ggot my brailled playing cards, somaybe we can play some cribbage later, I need to relearn some of it, but I can read the dots mmuch easier on the newer decks of card,s for they are on plastic backed card stock so they do read a tad better, might take me time to find my reading area but that gives me something to try for , I can't read or long my feeling in my fingers are not that good as they were, they get cold fast, like when I type to long. that is partly why I make so many mistakes f for I can't tell what I am typing after a bit.
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Kibby signed up to DM at a small con, paid for everything, before job problems happened. So I am at a 3 day con for the first time in 2 years. Drooling over all the dragons in the dealer room, with no moto buy.

My sister did not get the job she wanted. She did get a job at Walmart.
Kibby has been referred to a spine specialist, for her shoulder pain. Ortho Dr. refused to give her anything useful for pain. Gave her another anti inflammation med. She has been on anti inflammation meds for years they do no good. He asked her questions & didn't wait for her answers. He got a very bad review on the survey they sent. She did get a work note for 4 hour shifts. Olive Garden has agree to let her work 2 days week for now.
Ouch Sending Zen Hugs her way, With all the problems in the news about problems with some over used, Ihope you can under stand what I am trying to say, here, I know a few here in real life that are goinghaving their own problems with pain.


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My mother-in-law has those fancy hi-tech hearing aids and really likes them. She doesn't need the tv so loud the windows shake and can hear her phone. It's so much nicer visiting now, as long as she remembers to put them in.

It was decided to keep mil in for a few more days to build her strength back up. She's feeling pretty good so all is well.
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I'm so happy to hear about your mil. I hope she continues to get stronger. Staying in a bit longer is a good idea!

We are all six of us going out to dinner for my husband's birthday. Only the second time in a restaurant since the virus started (first time was end of January for our son's birthday). Yay, no cooking or clean up tonight.
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Looks like everyone is well here.
My sister started working at Walmart. She had an interview at the hospital, working in a pod, she that she thinks went really well. Kibby goes to spine specialist tomorrow. I think they'll send her for an MRI.
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Maw I wish your sister well working at Walmart it is not for everyone.
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Going to be having my yearly medical start this week, and its starting to make me jumpty been held off a tad to long with changing mysupport staff, so I am a bit more worried and its going to make my communication a tad harder for you folks to understand , its theccalm before the storm, I don't think anything is wrong, but I could be wrong, still need themanagram done, and my primary pdr. can help me with that and I hope their referral staff ccan find me athe replacement for the other one. When I am under more stress, I don't stop to try and spell-check my work like I am doing right now to those new to MO so I am very sory maybe later I can come back and ffix or folks can re ask me later once I am in a calmmer mood. I also havent's had time to clean or del out muy PM box yet, its on my list of todo and I hope to get it to soon, but I need someone to help me re-find the downloadede file and help me run the mouse bubuttens so I can tell them what I need to do, not a task when I am under outside real life stress, which is something that I can only say its should have answers in a few weeks for so. Sooner if there is a problem. crossing my fingers in my mind while I am twhhile I am typing this post.

Otherwise so far just waiting on a few othre things that are beyond my control. @ Space CowBoy sorry for running off here, but I have to work my writing in during the calm times, and bbefore I lose the train of my idea, my mingrain is making it harder to keep my answers together for long. TThanks GinnyStar
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Looks like everyone is well here.
My sister started working at Walmart. She had an interview at the hospital, working in a pod, she that she thinks went really well. Kibby goes to spine specialist tomorrow. I think they'll send her for an MRI.
Zen Hugs to All, I also have a few things going on, some medical ssome helping keeping me here, in the next few weeks, see my post seseconded what Space Cowboy said , I just added on what I was thinking to it. while at a slower speed.

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As I haven't quite got my editing hat, or wand I am working on Harry Potter in audio just have the last one to listen to, and while thi was in the shop, I was thinking of you folks,

I am saying once more cross-posting for this new to me member has some of the bits ogfof the technology and I have added on a few to it, I thought I pass it on and try and pay it foward , for us with low or no sight, and lover of ANC
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Plus I have other themes/activitues, & would like to gather monthly via zoom, or audio free conference call (or if folks are international we could use clubhouse for a free call for everyone(unless there's a better network for that now?).

Anyways, plz call, as remember I have eye issues, so can't plan thru typing here(but will post in event section when finalized). If you're international & it's a tow-call, I will be getting Signal soon(unless I find out about something better?), so then you'll be able to call free (if you get the free signal app).

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problems sometimes get in my posts I have problems with english grammer and spelling and What is Happinging Part II I must mostly re-learn how to work here and I haven't quite got that all worked out, I have only been back here for a few weeks, or a months , being blind for a few years, and trying to learn when you have a hearing loss, and fighting with migraines and a lot of real life stuff has made it harder but let me welcome you via this post to here, a belated post., spring time greading and just ajust around thecorner is AMC birthday April 1, I am one who mimmnot the only one who miss es the dragonlady! Virginia AKA GinnyStar
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It turns out it was not for her. She can't take the standing. She has feet problems, she didn't realize how bad they were. GOOD NEWS, for a change, she did get the job at the hospital. She'll be make $19.89 an hour. That more 4 dollars more than she was making

Spine Dr is sending Kibby for an MRI. He also gave her pain meds. Unlike the orthopedic Dr. he listened to her. When he ask a question he didn't talk over her, when tried to answer. Much better Dr than last one.
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That is good news about your sister's job at the hospital. I can see being on your feet for long hours is not for everyone. I'm glad Kibby is getting some relief and has a doctor who listens to her.

Our daughter's boyfriend's cousin is going to be on one of those weight loss reality tv shows. He is well over 500 pounds, 30 years old and apparently has been regularly consuming over 7,000 calories a day for years! Anyway, things seem to be going well. They have dieticians working with him and I believe he has lost 60 pounds in a month. At the end of all this he will have gastric bypass surgery and hopefully support from the show to truly change his life. He is a good kid, we're all happy for him. The show he is on most likely won't air for at least a year from now.
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