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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:35 am

Just heard from garage as car in. Rodent chewed some harness re the ABS and its an expensive job not covered by the warranty. Not the best news and apparently the technician is having trouble repairing it. Its got to be sorted.
We have had a rat in our compositer and its eaten 15 blocks of poison without effect. Will insist husband puts trap out to kill it today. The garage said the bill will be about $300 odd! I think I will ring the insurance to see if they will cover it. Otherwise its going to be an expensive month.
Back bad over Christmas but a bit better today and also had a flu like bug which ruined New Year.
Not the best start but will blame this on 2017!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 am

Right, 2Anne. 2018's gotta be better!
10F/-13C here this morning. I have plans to vacuum and do laundry today.... We shall see.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 pm

2Anne, cars seem to be the 2018 problem. Mine is frozen until temps rise.

Today was depressingly cold. I couldn't stand sitting inside yet another day.
I put on my long, downfilled coat, a warm hat, fleece socks, warm gloves and walked around to see my youngest son and visited with our Postman while he filled the boxes. He thanked me for breaking the boredom of depositing the mail. It was just good to get out, even if it was bitter cold.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:19 pm

Iwas going to vacuum and do laundry. Dawn did them both. We took turns taking Chipper out today. Dawn took the ornaments off the tree. I took the lights off, and put the tree away. Haven't done a whole lot else today.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:23 pm

Lightfoot, I had great plans for cleaning. There is something about this cold that has sapped my energy and my ambition,
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:02 am

Most important thing to say about my first 2 days of 2018 is I am tired of being cold.

Come on spring!!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:24 am

I haven't run my car for 3 days in this cold. Hope it starts this morning.
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Post by Spice on Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Hope so too LFF. In Canada we needed block heaters and plugged them in every day.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Mine was quiet. Only the 3 of us. Didn't bother with a tree or even gifts really and I didn't miss that at all. We had a lovely Christmas dinner with plenty of ham leftover. Froze two bags for a meal some other time.

New Years was nothing special either. My husband had to work the next day so we were both in bed before midnight. At least the weather has been agreeable. I feel for all those experiencing the frigid cold and even more so those that are homeless. It still bothers me in the land of plenty that there are people with no place to go, no food.

Anyway, Happy New Year to you all. May you all enjoy a year of peace, prosperity, love, laughter, blessings.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:00 pm

My car started right up! Went to Save a Lot and Family Dollar. Came home, and shoveled the snow that had built up around my car, so I could back my car in the spot, and 10 minutes later, the maintenance man asked me to move my car so the plow guy could clear all the spaces along the sidewalk. After the plowing was done, I didn't bother putting my car back, so now it's parked up by the office. Will have to walk up there when we leave to pick up a prescription, and have blood drawn tomorrow morning.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:39 pm

I'm very lethargic with all these cold days. I would say I've had enough, but everyone is tired of it. I heard about an old woman found frozen in a park near a school. She must have wandered away from home in a confused state.
I feel deep concern for the homeless. They can find shelter at might, but those places close in the daytime. A man who knows said the only way is to keep walking. He said if they stop, they get too cold.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:26 pm

This cold weather is really aggravating my knees. I'm feeling it allll over mah body, but mostly in my knees. When we went to the food pantry, the grocery store, and the gas station, I probably looked like a 90 year old man, getting into, and out of my car..
The trip to the pantry required a long detour, due to a bridge being out, but I always leave early for appointments, for just such an occasion.

Received notice today that a new tag and parking procedure will be implemented, starting Jan. 12 here at the apartments. Each registered vehicle here will be allotted a tag with the apartment number, to be displayed on the vehicle. (Don't know how yet.☺) Primary vehicles are to be parked along the sidewalk, nearer to the apartments. Secondary and guest vehicles are to be parked on the other side of the parking lot, or in the 'overflow' area. ☺☺☺ I just saw a party from one apartment park both their vehicles along the sidewalk, so we'll see how that is enforced.☺
Received notification of when and where Dawn's surgery will take place. One of her Sisters, and her husband will be staying at another motel than the one we'll be staying at Monday night. Tammi will pick up Dawn at 5 a.m. to take her to the hospital for her 5:30prep time. Surgery will be at 7:30, and Dawn said I won't have to be there till about 9:30, to limit the time Chipper will have to be alone at the motel. We'll see how this all goes down. I'm praying a lot about it.
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Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:13 pm

I am sick of the cold but it has helped to keep busy at the church this week taking down Christmas then helping set up for tomorrow's wedding. I am very tired but hey what else is new? At least I am not bored!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:02 pm

Lightfoot, prayers for Dawn's surgery and your concerns.

Today I actually did some cleaning. However, deep cleaning cannot be done in winter. A room should be emptied to get all dust. I put on my long, down-filled coat, a pull-on hat, gloves, walked to let the doggies out. A neighbor asked who I was, said that I looked like an old woman. I replied, "I am an old woman." She said, "But you look 90."
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:39 pm

Thank you, joyous.
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Post by 2Anne on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:51 am

Bit rude to say that to you Joyous.
Horrible day with everything going pear shaped. Also lost email account and having probs getting it back.
I also cleaned the bedroom this morning and my back was not good but managed to complete the task. I do it every two weeks and it was more than ready today.
Very quiet this weekend. Just have mother in law arriving for lunch tomorrow.
Shout has gone very quiet with LFF being the loyalist supporter. I hope Glad and some of the others return or it will close down. ckn
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Post by lightfootfan on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:10 am

What's the problem with your email account, 2Anne? Do you have another address they can send a reset link to?
I also wish we could get more participation here. Glad has been very busy with her church activities for the holiday season, and should be returning more frequently soon, as I'm sure is the case for many. Joyous is in quite often too.
I wish I could be here more than I am, but retirement is anything but retirement. I'll be gone Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for Dawn's surgery.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:06 pm

Ive sorted the email thanks LFF. Did it on the mainframe computer via husbands phone. Very odd. I sent one email and they closed the account saying I was being used to send spam!
Glad when everyone starts posting again. I used to phone Glad sometimes but my free calls are gone and voipcheap who used to be 1 p a minute now charge 15 p.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Lightfoot, you're a friend and very thoughtful.

2Anne, my neighbor didn't mean to be rude. She didn't recognize me and the long, puffy coat and furry hat made me look like a homeless person. I have been kidding her about it, but she meant no harm.

I too wish we had more input. Sad that Snowden no longer is able to post.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:38 am

Snowdon is posting on Facebook. Glad your neighbour meant well Joyous.
Busy cooking here as mil comes for lunch and there is a hungry husband to feed.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:38 am

Weather looks pretty decent out there today so far, but I think I'll email my Sister and tell her I won't be out today. Will finally be warm enough this afternoon that I'll be able to take Chipper for a walk, and not have his feet freeze. Have preparations to make for our three day excursion (or possibly more) tomorrow for Dawn's surgery. Will send that email right now.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 am

Will pray for Dawn LFF and trust all goes well. We will miss you posting. Bon voyage 🙋🙋
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Post by Glad E Olah on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:54 am

Well church was cancelled today....temps are still below freezing but in upper 20's which is much better except percip is moving in which will be in the form of sleet so they decided not to have church this morning. It was sunny yesterday for the wedding and I told the pastor I probably would not be there today and he said the precip was predicted to start for him around 9 am (he is 1 hour and 15 mins away). I am taking advantage of the day by sleeping in until 8:30 then I will do things on the computer that I have seem to let go the past few weeks.

2Anne you mentioned your phone calls.....I understand why you stopped calling but I wanted you to know I did enjoy them greatly.

Looking outside.....the birds are scammering for their seed and the sky looks gray ready to open up with something white. Hope we don't much....and it should be in the 40's tomorrow which makes it nice. I don't do well with icy stuff.
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Post by lightfootfan on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:57 am

Thank you, 2Anne. I thought about taking my laptop, but I'm not familiar with it yet, I do't want to risk losing it, breaking it, or having it stolen, plus, I want to spend some bonding time with Chipper (Yes. He's coming along.) rather than spend all the time, that I'm not at the hospital, on the computer.
Take advantage of your free day, Glad!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:21 am

Lightfoot, I shall have to go back and see where it is Dawn is having surgery. I pray all goes well and not overly tiring for you.

2Anne, enjoy your MIL. I sure miss mine. Yes, Snowden does post on FB, but if you noticed, she seems confused at times. I'm very concerned and have written her son and daughter in law about the possibility of a visit.

Glad, as much as you enjoy and are blessed by attending church, I think you're wise in worshiping at home today.

I did my usual one load of laundry this morning, went to Kohl's for a quick bit of spending. Home for lunch and now it's "chillin time."
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:44 am

All the way back and only north of Holland could I find for Dawn.
Is she having the surgery in Grand Rapids?
Where ever, God's blessings. Maybe the hotel / motel will ave internet access?
:pray:

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Post by lightfootfan on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:16 pm

Was chillin' time here about 45 minutes ago. Dawn and I took Chipper for a walk on the boardwalk. That brisk wind did some chillin' fer sure! Chipper loved it though. We haven't been able to take him for a long walk for a week or more, as his feet would get too cold, and he'd stop, lift up one paw. the put it down, and lift another, etc. Times like that, I sometimes have to carry him till his feet warm up.
Anyway, Dawn got cold today, and asked for my keys, about halfway through our walk, so she could high-tail it back to the warmth of the car.
Right now, I'm sittin' here sipping chocolate milk on ice in the insulated mug I got for Christmas.
And yes. Dawn is having her brain surgery at Spectrum Butterworth, in Grand Rapids at 7:30 Tuesday morning. After viewing her latest MRI, the surgeon decided that after removing the scar tissue from fer previous brain surgery, he will remove a smaller portion of her temporal lobe.
Have a good day all!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:19 pm

@joyous wrote:All the way back and only north of Holland could I find for Dawn.
Is she having the surgery in Grand Rapids?
Where ever, God's blessings. Maybe the hotel / motel will ave internet access?
:pray:

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Supposedly, there is internet access there at the motel, but I choose to take a break from computer access, to devote time to Dawn, and to Chipper.
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Post by joyous on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:32 pm

Lightfoot, my dear mother in law spoke often of Butterworth Hospital. She and my dad in law grew up in Grand Rapids.
It's too deep to post here, but I wonder what caused Dawn's problem, what were the symptoms which led to the decision to remove scar tissue, which part of her brain is affected, etc. I'm curious because my oldest son suffered brain damage to the left frontal lobe due to being hit, from behind, by an out of control car.
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Post by lightfootfan on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Dawn had a tumor removed on the right side of her brain when she was 18, and the scar tissue is believed to be a large part of the seizures she's had all her life. The scar tissue is at the front of her right temporal lobe, and they're not sure if all of the tumor was gotten 34 years ago.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:06 pm

Hope the op is a success LFF. I imagine Dawn cant drive a car? Its major surgery but we have to trust the medics and PRAY.✝️🌹🌹
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Post by margie52501 on Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:13 pm

Prayers for Dawn's surgery. Good afternoon all. Weather has finally warmed up here. Suppose to be in the 40's by Tues which is good. But towards the weekend it's going back down to the 20's again. Oh well it's only Jan.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Thank you all for your prayers. We're praying here too. I've heard good things about her surgeon. Correct that she doesn't drive- that's why I take her places so often.
Dawn has a list here of people for me to call after she gets out of recovery- 15 people so far!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:10 am

:pray:

For Dawn, for Lightfoot, especially all medical staff.
Amen !
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Post by Glad E Olah on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:24 am

Dawn is fortunate to have you as a friend LFF! Continued prayers!
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Post by lightfootfan on Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:44 am

Thank you! Taking off now. May be back late Wednesday.
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Post by Glad E Olah on Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:24 pm

Keeping the situation in prayer LFF!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:21 am

Praying that Dawn's operation will be a success and LFF is able to cope with all the stress. candle ckn
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Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:28 am

I agree 2Anne!
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Post by joyous on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Spot on, 2Anne.

Was able to get two packages mailed. Books for little tykes and one for a niece.
Aside from trying to start the car, not much of anything. I will now go to let the doggies outside.
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Post by lightfootfan on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Got Dawn home today. Doctors say the operation went well Tuesday morning, vitals were fine. They released her Wednesday afternoon. I kept her in Grand Rapids for a night to make sure she was okay. Drove her home this morning. She has the right side of her head shaved, and looks like about 40 stitches. They cut a lot more than I thought they were going to. Dawn is having headaches, using an ice pack, a high powered pain reliever (prescription), and was still showing some confusion this morning, and is still a little slow and unsteady.
She is not to do anything strenuous for 3 weeks, although I can't really keep her down. I don't have to cook tonight. A friend of Dawn's is bringing us 2 prime rib dinners.
Oh. And I got news from my doctor on Monday. I'm not pre-diabetic anymore! She said I have full blown diabetes. Can one of you tell me what the daily readings you take are called? glucose levels, or A1C?
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:15 pm

By the way, I love the new background!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:10 pm

Lightfoot, I'm appalled that the Medical folks would release Dawn so soon after such major surgery. There will be home visits by a Nurse, right?
Also, I'm sorry to hear the "Full blown" diabetic pronouncement . Glad will be able to guide you through the maze.

My day:
I will begin with yesterday. My son asked if I would go early to check on Lacy as she wasn't feeling well when he went to work. I had to iron for my Polish lady. When I got home, the street was totally sheer ice. I barely could get into the trailer and knew I dare not walk to his place at the other end of our park. I called to ask if he could check her during his lunch break. A little later he called to tell me he found her dead. Needless to say, we were heartbroken. It must be her heart gave out because she hadn't been sick and she was 18 years old. I didn't even know she was that old. Angel, his other dog, was bereft with sadness. She is still missing Lacy today. That dog had a good, love-filled life.
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Post by lightfootfan on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:37 pm

No nurse visits for Dawn. She just wanted out of there!
Lacy did have a good life, but that doesn't help the grieving.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:38 pm

Sorry about your Polish lady Joyous. Praying for the family and for you as well. I know she was a good friend.

LFF A1C is the long term lab reading. (about 3-4 months) Did they tell you the number?

Daily readings when you stick your finger should be under 150 2 hours after eating. Mine has not been that low for a very long time now. My A1C was at 11 last time and out of control. The extra insulin seems to be helping.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:39 pm

Oh yes tell Dawn I am praying for a speedy recovery.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:22 pm

Glad, either I made a muck-up or you misunderstood.
It was my son's dog, Lacy who died. I maybe should have
worded my post differently.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:33 pm

My A1C was 7.5.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:46 am

Sorrytohear about Lacey but she was a good age for a dog and Im sure such a lovely animal is in doggy heaven now and is waiting for you Joyous.

LFF- glad Dawn is over the surgery but agree it seems an early discharge. She needs quiet and rest for a full recovery so Im sure you will look after her.
On Wednesday I fell over in supermarket car park and hurt my hand at the wrist. Thought it was broken so went to the local ER and had X rays. Pleased to report no breaks but severe sprain. Very nasty experience altogether. It was raining and my coat and pants were caked with mud as were my hands. A nice lady helped me up but it has shaken me up. 2018 seems as bad as last year so far!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 am

Things will get better, 2Anne.
I plan on taking a shower today, then head to town this afternoon to return a shower chair, get a prescription that wasn't in yet, and buy milk and groceries, but besides keeping an eye on Dawn, that's about it.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:54 am

@joyous wrote:Glad, either I made a muck-up or you misunderstood.
It was my son's dog, Lacy who died. I maybe should have
worded my post differently.

I saw where Lacy had died on facebook but did not connect while here at Shout. It is my fault for not reading your post right. Either way sorry and hope your Polish lady will be around for a long long time.

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