Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby Morwenna » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:50 pm

Aging ain't for sissies.

The doctor called me today to tell me that that thyroid lump I've had for two years has grown some, so the radiologist says it ought to go. Sometime this month I'll have to have the surgery. yippee. :roll: If it isn't one thing it's another.
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Postby Padger » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:29 am

Howdy !!

Watching the weather channel tonight and it's looks as though once again the northeast is getting hammered. It's Vulcan this time. Take care everyone in the storms path. The weather has been and continues to be so eerie this winter. While you folks north have been blasted with winters storms and heavy snows we down here on the plains have been experiencing above normal temperatures and little to no snow. This week has been very warm for this time of the year with a high last Monday of 78. The forecast for the next 7 to 10 days calls for more of the same with temps in the 60's. Tell you all what, I'll send some warmth your way if you would be so kind as to send some moisture my way............... heck, I'm going to send some warmth your want any who :)

Best wishes for a successful and speedy recovery Morwenna. It's good that you and your doctor are staying on top of it and are taking the necessary steps to get rid of it. Please keep us posted :hug: .

Pot holes are a major pain the back side for sure Boots. While they don't seem to be as numerous or cavernous as they have been in previous years around here you still have to be alert or find yourself having that front end aligned. That sinkhole in front of your house reminded me of the time years ago when I was tooling around Omaha and found a similar one. My ride back then was low to the ground and needed a new oil pan after I was finally able to back it out of the danged thing. It was dark, I was young, had other things on my mind, wasn't paying enough attention and ........... well, you get the idea :|

This Friday we're going to the casino's in Council Bluffs, Iowa with our daughter, son in law and his father to celebrate Judy's birthday. Since she and I both love seafood we decided to partake in their buffet as well. Good fresh seafood around here is hard to find and the casino's have the best we've found. Then, Saturday night we're going to play some cards with more friends. It should be a fun weekend :drink:

Have a safe and fun trip to Florida Vana ! If you've never been there you're in for a real treat 8) We went a few years ago with the kids to Disney World and had a fantastic time. Will you have time to enjoy some sunshine on the beach ?

Your posts on facebook will be missed Boots. I couldn't agree with you more about the negativity of some of the comments. I've found myself spending much less time on the website for the same reasons and have significantly reduced the number of contacts I have there.

I'm about to pull the trigger on a new DSLR camera. Years ago photography was once of my favorite pass times. There's this Nikon D3200 out there that has Padger written all over it :D It's an exciting and sometimes challenging hobby and I can't wait to get back into it. It sure would be nice if we could post pictures here............. or maybe we can and I just don't know how.

Time to sign off for now. Take care my dear friends.

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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby dr_boots » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:17 am

Hi everyone,

Well that winter storm Vulcan did not live long and prosper thank goodness. It came in overnight Tuesday and dumped about 6 inches of very heavy, very wet snow. It had rained on Tuesday night and then the temperatures dropped so that there is a layer of ice underneath everything. Library was closed on Wednesday which is good 'cause I couldn't have gotten out of my driveway anyway. About 1:00 pm the sun came out. Gary, the guy who snowplows for me, and I commiserated on the fickle winter weather. Its how he makes money but I think even he is getting depressed and tired by the weather :( . Its still sunny today but colder than blue blazes and all the progress with snow clearances made recently are gone and we are back to square one :x . Supposed to be 45 tomorrow.

Morwenna :hug: , I will be thinking of you. I know you don't look forward to surgery but hopefully it will take care of any present or future problems.

Padger, its really funny watching all the local drivers that all know where the worst of the potholes are. They do so much weaving that it looks like a whole herd of inebriated drivers :lol: . You can tell the people that aren't familiar by watching through their rear window as their head bounces up and hits the roof of the car! Ouch! The low slung car in Omaha wouldn't happen to have been a 'vette would it. :) Hope you guys enjoy your time at the casino. They are springing up all over around here. We have one between MOOTerville and the next town over. I think half the people go there for the buffets. Voted best in southwest Michigan. Your talk of photography reminds me of my neighbor. She takes beautiful photographs (as does Nunke) by the score. I just wish she would post them more. After the heaviest snowfalls she was out there taking pictures of everything (including me collapsed over the trunk of the car clutching my snow brush in a death grip...really a push broom). She took some yesterday when everything was coated in snow. She said the Last Homely House looked like a scene from Dr. Zhivago. I had to beat my say through the willows by the gate, they were laden with snow and nearly touching the ground.

I order the graphic novels for the library and just came across one called Heaven's War that has Tolkien and Lewis in it. That should be very interesting. Think I will order it.

Hwesta, I have some magazines for you. The library was getting rid of the 2012 magazines so I grabbed up the ones I know you enjoy reading. Are you getting back into jewelry making. I've had several folks ask.

Well I had better forge on and get back to work. Take care and lots of love and hugs. Special hug for Morwenna.

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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby Morwenna » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:26 am

Thanks, folks. :)

This weekend we're going to an SF con, the closest one to our home: Lunacon, in Rye NY. I'll have tomorrow off from work in order to get there early. Whenever possible, I take the day off to get to the con, which almost always starts on Friday afternoon. (Not just this one--all of them.)
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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:35 am

In answer to Dr.B's question.... we will be in Jacksonville I believe and where we are going is like right on the water or very very near. Ryan called his dad to see if he was going to make it this year to the gathering in Florida and they are so excited that we are going because they will be getting there the day before we do and leaving the day after we head home. So we expect to enjoy their company lots!! We sure miss them since they moved to Indiana but keep hoping soon they will move back to Washington and our area.

What would be a good gift for a woman's 90th birthday? We want to get her something that wont cost too much and wont take up a ton of room in our carry ons. But we sure want to get her something special from us.

Morwenna I will be praying for you. I have a nodule on my thyroid that so far is not needing to be removed but is the size of a golf ball. I imagine one of these days it will have to go too. They said it was benign so I am not worried about it as of now. Wishing you a speedy recovery hon!!! :hug:
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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby dr_boots » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:53 pm

Hi everyone!

Well I've seen the first signs of spring here. A sandhill crane flying overhead and some pruning going on in the orchards. Our snow is receding rapidly so maybe I will be able to see some crocuses too.

My neighbor has decorated Sauron up for St. Paddy's day. Paddy O'Sauron as she calls him. Pictures will follow. Have one very angry and naked leprechaun glaring at him. =:)

Vana, thinking of something for a 90 year old is difficult. You might try a memory book although time is getting shorter. If the birthday lady is fairly sharp, just get her family members to write down a memory they have of her, or how they feel about her, or what they learned from her. Doesn't have to be long or elaborate. Just a sort of "I remember when we went on that picnic and such and such happened...." Just so it is personal and in their words. If you can add pictures of the family member from that time or even pictures of them with her it is even better. As much as possible have each one read what they wrote to her. I think when you get that age "things" don't matter as much as the good memories we have and cherish. Put it all together in a scrap book or album and it becomes a family heirloom to remember that person by after they have gone.

Well must go. Carol is coming over for a Dr. Who viewing. She has never seen it before but I told her that it is written and produced by the same guy (Steven Moffat) that does Sherlock.

You all take care and have a very Irish St. Patrick's day.

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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby Hwesta » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:26 pm

Hello everyone!
Here we go again. Once more it is snowing. I don't think there is supposed to be much accumulation but enough already!

Morwenna Good luck to you with your upcoming surgery. You have my prayers. :hug:

dr.b Paddy o' Sauron???? Really? :rofl: What a hoot. Thank you for snagging those magazines for me. I know I will enjoy them.
I'd like to say I have started in with the jewelry making again, but I cannot. I have tried all the usual tricks, you know, going through my notes and magazines and sorting the beads but nothing is working. I will keep at it, though. My thanks to those who are inquiring.

Vana What fun! Enjoy yourself in Florida! It is nice that you will be there before it gets miserable hot.

Padger I immediately focused on one particular thing in your post: the chance to eat really good seafood! Yum! I love seafood too, Om nom nom.

*Looks out window* Yep, still snowing, with bigger flakes coming down now. *tsk* Oh well, spring is coming.

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Postby Morwenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:57 am

I have an appointment with the surgeon a week from Thursday. So it won't be for a couple weeks, I guess.

And there's a couple who always comes to Lunacon, and she's usually on the program, and this year was no exception. But they didn't make it, because as they were preparing to leave for the con on Friday, he had a heart attack! He's supposed to have the catheterization done some time today. I suppose I'll hear what happened when I get home this evening.

Every year this con prints an "In memoriam" page in the program book for all the people--fans, authors, entertainers, etc.--who've died in the year since the last one. And every year it gets longer and longer, and with more people I've personally met, including friends.

No, aging ain't for sissies. :(
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Postby Padger » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:32 pm

Howdy !!

It was a busy and fun weekend. The seafood buffet at the casino was outstanding and it was even cheaper than the last time we were there. They had snow crab legs this time instead of the much larger and more flavorful ( imho ) king crab legs we had there last time so maybe that's the reason for the lower price. On Sunday we got a dusting of snow and it's all gone now after a day in the 60's. I just now came in from clearing some dead brush from the tree rows and it's a little breezy out but otherwise a good day to be outside.

Yes Boots, it was the 'vette :) What a fun car it was to cruise around in but for Nebraska winters it just did not cut it :nono: Some day I'd love to own another one just to get out in the fair weather months but that's probably not going to happen. Back when I bought that car it cost me about $6,900 ....... I still remember when dad and I went to the local Chevy dealer and ordered it. To buy one today would be upwards of $50,000 !

What are some ( other than the LOTR and Hobbit ) of all of you MACers favorite books ? I've checked out a few from the library but they just haven't been all that interesting to me. Any suggestions on any topics would be appreciated and I thank you :)

Have a great week everyone. I hope you all get to enjoy some spring weather soon. Take care

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Postby Vanaladiel » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:57 pm

Padger I enjoy the Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey also I love Terry Brooks and his Shannara Series. I really enjoy the Three book series of the Children of Armageddon, they are set in Seattle and actually lead up to the Shannara Series. Just to name a few authors I enjoy.
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Postby Morwenna » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:31 am

Spring is just around the corner! :yippie:

Our friend with the heart attack had one stent put in, and once they see that that one's working well, they'll put in another one.

I'll have to have a needle biopsy on the same day as the appointment with the surgeon.

Otherwise, life is good. So far. :)
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Postby Hwesta » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:18 pm

Padger You might want to check out books by Charles de Lint. His books are often called urban fantasy though he himself prefers the term mythic fantasy. He has also written movingly of Tolkien's influence on his writing.
I also like Patricia McKillip and her Riddlemaster series.
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Postby Vanaladiel » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:10 pm

Yes Patricia McKillip is also good, though some get a bit too confusing for me. I do enjoy some of them.
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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby dr_boots » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:12 am

Hi everyone!

Happy spring??????? :? :?

Like the wicked witch of the east, our snow is melting. Some rain yesterday sure helped. I know we will backslide now and then but in the end......

Padger, I remember you saying you like Clive Cussler, which was one of MM's favorite authors. Some other authors along the same line of action/adventure with a hint of the mysterious are Lincoln Child, James Rollins and Matthew Reilly. Douglas Preston is pretty good too when he and Lincoln Child co-write something. Its really odd but I like Lincoln Child when he writes by himself but don't care for Douglas Preston when he goes it alone. Jeremy Robinson is pretty good too (another of MM's favorites). Along the Game of Thrones type of fantasy..try Jim Butcher's Academ series. Also Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Steven Brust's Jhereg series is very good too.

Vana have you heard anything from Home Depot yet? My cousin is starting another part-time job for Hallmark restocking the cards in stores. Just a few hours a week but above minimum wage. She is also going to be working part-time in the nursery at the Watervliet Fruit Exchange this summer. Having all these part time jobs gives her a chance to work on her design art, some of which she sells at some of the local gift shops.

Sure be glad when I can go outside and take a deep breath of fresh air and smell green things growing and moist soil. Starting to really look at the spring catalogues.

Only a couple more weeks until I get my DOS dvds. Yay!

Thought you might be interested to know that Aidan Turner (Kili) has been signed on to star in a new BBC series of Poldark. :horse: :thumbsup: I remember watching the original which was excellent. Period drama, returning war weary soldier comes home to Cornwall and finds his family estate in ruins and the love of his life with another. Lots of action, romance and wonderful costuming. I am sure it will eventually be shown on PBS much like Sherlock.

Hwesta, I am sorry to hear that you've lost your "muse" for jewelry making. Hopefully it will come back as your works were lovely and much appreciated. Do you have anymore tests scheduled? Hopefully you won't that hanging over your head this MOOT. Still haven't heard from Nun or Hero.

Nim, thanks for the lovely article you sent. It does remind me of the front gate of the Last Homely House. That rose bush looks like The Kraken used to look before it tried for world domination. I fear I have a lot of pruning to do. Carol and I cut it way back last spring but by late summer it was grabbing unsuspecting passers by.

That's all she wrote for now.

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Postby Padger » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:29 pm

BOOOIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGGG !!!

That is supposed to be spring ....... ummmmm ......... springing

It's started off here with a bang with temperatures in the 70's today :D The rest of this week is supposed to be mild but starting next week we dip down into the 40's again with a chance for some much needed rain. We spent all day outside cleaning out the flower beds and just cleaning up the acreage.

Thank you all for the reading suggestions. It was a referral from Boots that got me to read the Tolkien books so I thought I'd go back to those of you that enjoy his writings for some good references. I plan to make a trip to the library this weekend and check out a couple. Eventually I'll get to them all :)

Made a visit to Lowes today also. Our outdoor lights were looking pretty weather worn so we bought some solar ones. A lot of the solar lights I've seen are so dim. Hopefully these are brighter or back they go.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful weekend

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Postby Hwesta » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:27 pm

Padger Here are two more suggestions for you. I can't believe I forgot them! Anyway, Robin Mckinley and Zenna Henderson both have some wonderful tales.
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Postby nunke » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:34 pm

:hihi: HELLO EVERYONE!

I just spent the past hour trying to get caught up on posts since last October. I am sorry that I've been quiet for so long. This has been a tough winter for me. Nothing bad to speak of, just the monotony and the weather. :roll:

Now it's bedtime and I haven't said anything yet. I spoke to Hwesta earlier, and she said I should just "jump in" so here goes.

Gil - I hope you enjoyed the Dean Koontz book about his dog Trixie. It made me think of you and the way you loved and miss your Lucy. I read it several times, but knew I had to pass it on. I didn't know they had made Odd Thomas into a movie. I liked the first one, but the sequels started to get tedious. I especially liked Watchers, which also has a Golden in it.

Padger - I've really enjoyed getting beat up by you in Words With Friends :x Now if we could only get connected with Scramble With Friends. I've tried to send you an invitation to play. So sorry to hear about the issues with your mom. It's so hard to lose people before you actually lose them :cry2:

Vana - hope you enjoy your trip to Florida, and how wonderful to get to spend time with family. 8)

ElRhonda - Duck quacks really don't echo? Who knew? That snow better be gone by June! The entrance to the birdhouse is sized for house wrens, so the sparrows may have a hard time fitting :doh: I'm glad they are showing some interest.

MOOT - So are we looking at the week AFTER Father's Day? I'm off the weekend, but need to submit my PTO requests ASAP for the Wed - Friday. The week before is out due to Sara having Freshman Orientation at EKU. A mom's gotta be there for that :)

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Postby siddharth » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:46 pm

Hi all. :hihi: Just dropping by one final time.

Just keeping up with the studies, though I seem to lag a bit from my schedule. Which is, bad news.

boots- if I may say so, please don't use that flashy light green font-color, it hurt my eyes. :P Might be of interest to you the DOS digital copy is actually available for download from 25th March, 4 days now. Actually, DOS has already leaked illegally, and youtube has a flurry of HD clips from the film. Have you heard the rumor that Enya is probably returning for TABA as the singer?
Wishing you a long and warm spring when it comes on your doorstep. :)

Padger. I agree with Vana, the Dragonriders series by Anne McCaffrey is brilliant. Her other series, the Crystal singer trilogy is also wonderful. Also, I'd recommend the Harry Potter books. Don't get put-off by people who say they are books written for children. They are not. They are books written to bring out your inner-child. I would heavily suggest The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Really, it is an amazing book. Not very long. But it works on so many levels, as a spiritual journey, as a fable, or just a plain simple story. I won't recommend GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire though. The first few books are great! But GRRM is mediocre writer imo, and has a tendency to drag on the story - which is exceptionally clear when reading 1000 page books.

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Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:04 pm

Oh I love the Harry Potter books too.

Dr.B No I have not heard any more from Home Depot. I guess I am not what they are looking for. But I did find out something very interesting yesterday, the store that I worked at that closed (Wholesale Sports), the building is being remodeled for a new Sporting goods store, Dick's Sporting Goods and I will be getting an application in probably by Sunday, my first day off for the week. I am working lots of hours this week and am so tired, then with the news about Rowanberry, it has just wiped me out. I am also still going to apply at the Hobby Lobby now that they have been open for a month.
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Postby dr_boots » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:25 am

Hi again,

Beautiful day today but unfortunately I am inside at work and can only gaze longingly out the window. I have Sunday off but they are forecasting possible snow. :(

Sidd, glad to hear from you. You're right about the color :P . Didn't realize until it was posted just how neon it was but then was too lazy to go back and change it :roll: . Reminds me of when I used to help my friend with his bee hives. In the winter he would leave trays of sugar water in the tops of the hives to help them make it through really tough winters, especially with new colonies. Anyway, one winter he got a "deal" on some Kool Aide and decided to mix up batches of that to use in place of the sugar water. It was mostly lime flavor and in the concentrated batches he used it was that same virulent green. Next spring when we opened the hives to remove the trays and check on the bees, many of them had green abdomens where the lime Kool Aide was showing through :shock: . It was worse than the hives he had put the grape flavor in. :P I am really looking forward to seeing DOS at home and watching the extras. I will let my cousin know about the download as she has AUJ already on her computer and had watched multiple times, sometimes just listening to it while she does her artwork and works on her website.

Vana, we have a Dick's Sporting goods here. Hope you get some good news from them. It would at least be similar to what you have done in the past. Don't give up on Home Depot, although if they do call it might be for a temporary seasonal type job. A friend of mine worked there for several months, went through lots of training and was a very good licensed tile installer, but they still let him go after about 6 months. All his co-workers were pretty shocked as he was so knowledgeable and good with the customer and even his supervisors noted him as an excellent worker. So go figure.

Nunke, I am pretty sure it is the weekend after Father's day weekend. I believe we were shooting for around 22nd or 23rd. And yes, the snow should be gone and I am hoping for a mild spring and summer.....but then I was hoping for a mild winter and look what that got me :x . One thing we won't have to worry about is it being too dry. I got a glimpse of the Withywindle and it is out of its banks right now. It never froze over this winter. I think it is just too fast moving. How did your pond fair over the winter. I am dreading when the snow melts off of mine and I have to retrieve the body of poor fishyssoise. My cousin is convinced there won't be much left to find. I am going to go ahead and empty the pond and clean it out before putting water and pump back in. Then I can get a couple of fish from Margaret's pond....though I doubt it will be the two I had to send over there at the start of winter.

I was really shocked to hear about Rowanberry. She hadn't posted a lot here at MAC but every so often she would dart in and it was always good to hear from her. She had been part of MAC from its early days and she will be missed. :( :grouphug: A good reason to hold your friends close as they can be taken from you so quickly.

Well back to work for me. Take care

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Postby Morwenna » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:26 am

Rowanberry?! I need to get over to Talk, don't I?? :shock:

On a lighter note, this is Health Information Management Week here and this place has been wall-to-wall food. There were breakfast pastries on both Monday and Wednesday, yesterday was pizza & salad, and today more desserts than I ever thought possible.
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Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:05 pm

Thank you Dr.B I will keep on them and do the application for Dick's Sporting Goods.

Yes I was totally shocked to hear about Rowanberry. I will miss her dearly!! :rose:
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Postby Morwenna » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:23 am

Regarding some earlier posts: I too am a great fan of the Harry Potter series; and I do like the Pern books, though I haven't read the later ones.

Vana, good luck with the job search! We have a Dick's here too; it's where we get most of our camping supplies.

Still can't get over Rowanberry... :(
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Postby Vanaladiel » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Morwenna I don't think any of us will get over this any too soon. :( Many friends leave us all too soon and we never get to tell them just how important they were or even our good byes.
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Postby dr_boots » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:10 am

Vana,

Just checking to make sure you are OK. Saw that horrible landslide In Washington and didn't know how you were located in relation to it. So horrible!

Have you already left for Florida? If you haven't, have a safe trip there.....and back again. :)

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Postby Padger » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:31 pm

Howdy Howdy !!

Still no rain here to speak of but there is a good chance for some tomorrow and Thursday. The weather has been very nice with sunny skies, light breezes and light jacket temperatures. Judy and I have been going for walks almost every day. I love getting outside and walking / jogging. It's so good for the old system and it sure feels good afterwards :thumbsup:

Hopefully you are not affected by that massive mud slide Vana. Please let us how you are getting along out there. According to the local news report the area where the slide happened had been declared safe by the Corp of Engineers not long ago. What a terrible disaster.

Harry Potter here I come :horse: My daughter has the entire set of books and from the suggestions of some of you they sound like good reading. I've always wanted to read them but thought they were geared for the younger eyes and interests. All of your references have been noted and I'll get to them eventually ........ the mind doesn't comprehend and the eyes don't read as fast as they used to.

It's great to hear see a post from you again Nun ! I'm still working on getting the "Scramble" app on our Ipad. As soon as I do I'll let you know. You're such a great sport and it's so much fun playing scrabble with you on facebook. My vocabulary isn't all that great and I get lucky sometimes with the bonus squares. Thank you for the kind words regarding mom.

Take care everyone.

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Postby Vanaladiel » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:03 pm

Dr. B and Padger we are not near where the landslide was but Ryan usually drives that way for delivering things for his work. He knew just where the slide was too. The saddest thing is they knew it was a slide area and yet they allowed people to build in that area. I think that is the reason there is so much tragedy to this. Anyone with a brain could see that the area had done this before by the land layout!

No we leave on Thursday night. So looking forward to it..
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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby Morwenna » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:18 am

Have a great time, Vana!

Hubby's been going regularly to a wound specialist because they keep popping up on his legs (yes, he's diabetic), and now they finally decided to ultrasound them. What they want to do now is put those little stents into the veins which constrict too much and cause the discoloration he's had for years, and the wounds too. His father underwent it years ago, when they did actual cutting surgery; now the procedure is one of those laser things that take half an hour. They're planning to do one leg at a time a week apart, but I don't know when they'll start.

Meanwhile, tomorrow I have the meeting with the surgeon for the thyroid, and then I hope I'll know when the surgery will take place.

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Re: Middle-Aged Crazy Guild Part VI

Postby dr_boots » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:35 am

:clap: :D HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELI!!!!!!! :hug:

Soooooo depressed :( . Will winter never end? We had about 3 to 4 inches overnight Monday night and another inch last night and it is bitter cold out. We actually had whiteouts while I was driving to work yesterday. Sigh..... :roll:

My only hope is that this is not going to be the new normal for winters but rather an aberration.

Vana, think of me when sunning in Florida. I know you and Guru will enjoy yourselves! Glad you two & China were safe from the landslide. Sometimes you just don't know who to blame in a situation like this....the planners that allowed building, the insurance companies that went ahead and insured the homes or the people themselves if they knowingly chose to ignore the warning signs. It seems like there are parts of California where people build and then rebuild in basically the same spot, places prone to landslides and wildfires. Maybe its a human condition to believe "it can't happen to me"

Morwenna, my aunt has nodules on her thyroid but so far they have not recommended surgery. Right now she is taking a thyroid suppressant. Just like my kitty Antonio. I guess it is a common condition of elderly cats. He's going on 14 now so I guess that ranks as elderly. I hope your husband gets some relief. I know how careful you have to be with diabetes and problems with feet and legs. My mom had diabetes and was so very, very careful about such things. At least it sounds as if medical treatment has advanced so that it is not as extreme as it used to be.

Padger, I would gladly send you some of our moisture (snow) if I could. It always seems the way of things, those that need it don't get it and those don't need it get it in spades. One series of books I forgot to mention is the Merlin Codex by Robert Holdstock. Consists of three books - Celtika, Iron Grail and Broken Kings. Its unlike any so called Merlin/Arthur story I've ever read. In fact I don't believe you actually meet Arthur. Very different story about Merlin's beginnings on a grand scale.

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Postby Morwenna » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:05 am

My surgery is scheduled for April 30; hubby's legs are tentatively scheduled for the two weeks before that, one at a time.
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