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    About the politics blog

    For those who have been posting in the Politics blog, I hope that you don't treasure your posts because they are going to disappear. If you would like to preserve them, you can probably go there now...
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    Thanks for referring someone, Sunshine! So...

    Thanks for referring someone, Sunshine!

    So sorry you're struggling though. Hang in there!
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    The paratransit van is lift-equiped. I ride up on...

    The paratransit van is lift-equiped. I ride up on the lift and get lowered on it when I'm at my destination.

    The bakery is my DIL's idea, not so much a family project. All along my son has been...
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    I realized that for the past 3 years or so, I...

    I realized that for the past 3 years or so, I haven't been out anywhere at all except to essential medical/dental appointments. I may have made one trip to the DMV in connection with my state ID card...
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    I'm back from this expedition, and truly it was...

    I'm back from this expedition, and truly it was an expedition. Going out to something social like this was almost daunting.

    I had to be ready to be out of here by 9:30, and that in itself is...
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    Spring seems to be here. One tree outside my...

    Spring seems to be here. One tree outside my window is bursting into pink blooms, and others are showing signs of green. We had an easier winter than some--no snow that shut anything down.

    I'm...
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    When I had a cat, I sometimes had to leave her at...

    When I had a cat, I sometimes had to leave her at the vet's for a week, and that went OK. It's best if you already know the vet but if you don't, and you've found a vet that will board a cat...
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    My sister was an RN and they do indeed get a lot...

    My sister was an RN and they do indeed get a lot of training. Some nurses seem to know more than some doctors, and most are better at procedures like giving shots or drawing blood, I've noticed. They...
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    Spoken by someone who doesn't have to move it...

    Spoken by someone who doesn't have to move it around...

    Just finding a place to put it can be a problem.

    In case you don't get your snow, Howie, here's some to look at:
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    I did too, Virginia! We're really smart, I...

    I did too, Virginia! We're really smart, I guess.

    This board has a truly exceptional bunch of people. :applause:
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    (Maybe OT) Medical quiz

    You might want to see how you do on this quiz. It's from a site called Women.com but the test isn't specially connected with women.
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    If anyone wants a trip down memory lane, just...

    If anyone wants a trip down memory lane, just read the thread from 2016 that someone brought up recently. I believe that the someone was a spammer (the moderator deleted that person's link) but...
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    Consumer Reports mentions Good RX in this...

    Consumer Reports mentions Good RX in this article. Though not much is said, it's mainly favorable:
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    It's played with a special deck of cards. I don't...

    It's played with a special deck of cards. I don't know why I thought it was dice.

    People here play games in the community room, right down the hall from me, and often I hear the dice rolling....
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    Great photos, nuthatch/Joan! Imagine being on a...

    Great photos, nuthatch/Joan! Imagine being on a beach in mid-February making sand sculptures--those kids will remember this time for the rest of their lives.

    Virginia, I don't know much about Uno...
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    Followup on the healthcare appointment with the...

    Followup on the healthcare appointment with the insurance company medical professional: When I cancelled the appointment, I asked what the purpose of these appointments is and why was it needed when...
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    ANN's link (post #10) really makes this new...

    ANN's link (post #10) really makes this new arrangement sound good but I still have my doubts--but then I've never used Uber or Lyft and don't know how well they work. They're quite popular though,...
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    Such good advice here! And I'm going to cancel...

    Such good advice here! And I'm going to cancel the appointment.

    I can't think of much good that would come to me from having it, and I don't really want the insurance company prying into my...
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    They've really been promoting this in a big way....

    They've really been promoting this in a big way. I've had calls and mailings several times a year for several years now. The notice I have about the appointment says:

    "At the end of your visit,...
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    Health care in-home appointments?

    I have United Health Care managing my Medicare. For several years now they've been promoting a HouseCalls in-home appointment, where a medical professional (maybe a doctor or nurse) shows up for an...
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    This is probably not advisable for anyone who...

    This is probably not advisable for anyone who wants to get more steps in but for many years I was shopping in supermarkets once a week but the supermarkets were always so big that I didn't want to...
  22. That is so true. Anybody remember this guy? He...

    That is so true. Anybody remember this guy? He was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder, I think ankylosing spondylitis, and was in considerable pain but he claimed to have discovered that...
  23. I'll need to put my hearing aids on so I can read...

    I'll need to put my hearing aids on so I can read the posts here.
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    What a good progress report, Jeanie! I have to...

    What a good progress report, Jeanie! I have to do heel lifts too--10 in the morning and 10 in the evening. Just recently I realized that that exercise is meant to stretch my legs and so having them...
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    Isolating, yes, but on the bright side, there are...

    Isolating, yes, but on the bright side, there are lots of books to read and movies to watch.

    "So many books, so little time," as I saw on a T shirt once.

    Virginia, it's good to know how you...
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    It was 91' in the shade, Jeanie? Tell me that's a...

    It was 91' in the shade, Jeanie? Tell me that's a typo, please. It's only February. It's mid-winter. I just can't believe this but then I haven't been to your state.
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    Hoping for better times ahead for you, Sunshine!

    Hoping for better times ahead for you, Sunshine!
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    She's dressed for the occasion! A day when...

    She's dressed for the occasion! A day when chocolate is called for!

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/valentine-hearts-happy-valentines-day-text-wallpaper-white-background-135373819.jpg
  29. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    What a shame he took a downhill turn, Rose. ...

    What a shame he took a downhill turn, Rose.

    I'm sure you've tried everything and heard about every possible cure for something like hiccups but in case you haven't heard this one....

    I've been...
  30. Sounds like a great way to do cauliflower! And...

    Sounds like a great way to do cauliflower! And getting to that concert was inspired!
  31. What kind of chocolate you ate, for instance.

    What kind of chocolate you ate, for instance.
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    More activities reported by TC: Good...

    More activities reported by TC:


    Good morning! Spent yesterday at the hospital having my 3-week blood draw and hemoglobin boosting shot. Something that's been going on for 4 to 5 years. One of...
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    Too bad, Virginia. Did Laura set up another day...

    Too bad, Virginia. Did Laura set up another day when she'll be able to come? Hope you'll feel better soon.
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    Thanks, Virginia. I'm keeping in mind that this...

    Thanks, Virginia. I'm keeping in mind that this newer pedometer counts more steps than the older one was doing but maybe the older one was undercounting all along. It does cheer me up to think that...
  35. Happy birthday, Linda (Lazarus)--February 11!

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQBjGLhy35Ya46LlnYLOYSDO7A94FkBHmJMbpCzZ9abxeIe-Lnp

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAZARUS (LINDA)!
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    Step counts for February: 2/1/20 - 2407 steps...

    Step counts for February:

    2/1/20 - 2407 steps
    2/2/20 - 1494 "
    2/3/20 - 1327 "
    2/4/20 - 2798 "
    2/5/20 - 1552 "
    2/6/20 - 1570 "
    2/7/20 - 2090 "
    2/8/20 - 1051 "
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    Another message: Back in the house after an...

    Another message:


    Back in the house after an hour & a half plowing 4 in of snow. Got about half cleared around the house in strips. I'll finish it when we get the other 4 in or so.

    I'm...
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    Parsi, I've passed this along to him. I don't...

    Parsi, I've passed this along to him. I don't know either. It's hard to know just what others can and can't see. I believe he uses a Kindle--?
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    I think you must be 36 today, Parsi? There are 36...

    I think you must be 36 today, Parsi? There are 36 candles on Jeanie's cakes.*biggrin
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    Rollators often have hand brakes. I keep mine by...

    Rollators often have hand brakes. I keep mine by my bedside and grab hold of its handles as a way of getting out of bed, for a bit of needed support, but do have to make sure I've set the brakes on...
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    Happy birthday, Parsi--February 9!

    It's Parsi's birthday! Hope it will be a happy day, with a happy year ahead!



    https://ooozzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/005.jpg
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    That's what I do too though instead of the iPad I...

    That's what I do too though instead of the iPad I have a cartridge player from the library. It will run on its battery or can be plugged in.

    This always works. If I'm too upset about something it...
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    I just read a short story I liked--it's by Thomas...

    I just read a short story I liked--it's by Thomas Pierce and appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of Granta. It's called "Visitors Welcome."

    https://granta.com/visitors-welcome/

    I often read short...
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    Rose, the move sounds as if it was a great idea!...

    Rose, the move sounds as if it was a great idea! And I'm glad John was there to help with the TV. I'm flummoxed by TVs too now that you no longer just plug them in. There's all of this "stuff" to...
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    A message from Tom Cat: Yesterday was Ann's...

    A message from Tom Cat:


    Yesterday was Ann's birthday, so I put some tulips on her cat grave marker. I think she'd like that. I also gave her a two-gun salute from my swivel gun cannon. I'm not...
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    I can usually get back to sleep by playing an...

    I can usually get back to sleep by playing an audio book set to turn itself off after 15 minutes or a music tape. I use an earbud so as not to disturb people, and it has a cord but I've never seemed...
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    Once I had an Instacart order delivered by a...

    Once I had an Instacart order delivered by a couple--a man and a woman.

    I've almost finished sorting and folding a load of laundry and am waiting for someone to come from the study I've been...
  48. Welcome, sarahmables! I'm sorry I don't have...

    Welcome, sarahmables!

    I'm sorry I don't have a clue about what could be causing your problems but I hope that the doctors you're seeing are taking note of the drugs you're taking and...
  49. Belated happy birthday, Sunshine--February 5!

    Sorry to be late--hope you're still celebrating your birthday, Sunshine!
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    Virginia, is cheese toast something like a...

    Virginia, is cheese toast something like a grilled cheese sandwich?
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    There's no way I would want one of those robotic...

    There's no way I would want one of those robotic vacuums even though they look nifty, buzzing around and sucking everything up.

    It's one more thing to tinker with, and it requires replacement of...
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    Anybody can sit when told to sit and fetch when...

    Anybody can sit when told to sit and fetch when told to fetch. Just why in the world would anyone want to though? Why waste your time following some human being's orders?

    The way to keep your cat...
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    Maybe she thinks it's a new type of dog? ...

    Maybe she thinks it's a new type of dog?

    There's a video of it in action here:

    https://www.iliferobot.com/
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    The poor little thing! Maybe it just needed time...

    The poor little thing! Maybe it just needed time to learn how to cope? Some devices are smart like that. Give them time and keep insisting with them, and sooner or later they get it and start...
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    Virginia, Howie's offering you a job! ...

    Virginia, Howie's offering you a job!

    Seriously, the mere thought of glass tables makes me shudder. About 40 years ago I still had a coffee table but it wasn't glass. I got rid of it because I...
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    Rose doesn't use Facebook but she posted in the...

    Rose doesn't use Facebook but she posted in the BT Politics blog yesterday afternoon. She keeps so busy that it's amazing she has time for us but somehow she manages.
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    That's good news--and your doctor must be really...

    That's good news--and your doctor must be really on the ball.

    Happiness is a day with fewer coughing spells.
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    Many of the steps are with a rollator but they...

    Many of the steps are with a rollator but they count with the pedometer.
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    Off he goes, with all of that money burning a...

    Off he goes, with all of that money burning a hole in his pocket, and the next thing you know, he's buying a car battery.:eek:
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    I'd give Windows 10 more of a chance too, Howie....

    I'd give Windows 10 more of a chance too, Howie. I had to have it even though I swore every which way that I'd never ever give up Win XP. Then the computer gave out, and the freebie I got had Win 10...
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    My average step count for January, based on 30...

    My average step count for January, based on 30 days because one day something went wrong with the pedometer situation:

    1,574 steps

    I've never had an average this high. But I'm using the newer...
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    Since you were going out, Sam fails to understand...

    Since you were going out, Sam fails to understand why you didn't bring back something a little more edible than that battery. She can't sink her teeth into it somehow and it doesn't have much flavor....
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    It's only a ball--that's what I say. All that...

    It's only a ball--that's what I say. All that fuss about a ball?

    It's amazing to me how much attention these sports events get now, compared to years ago, when all you ever heard about them was a...
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    For some reason I'm seeing a series of little...

    For some reason I'm seeing a series of little black boxes with question marks in them, and I think they mean that you posted several emojis but I'm not sure why I'm not seeing them. Other people may...
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    It should be on your keyboard--the "Windows" key,...

    It should be on your keyboard--the "Windows" key, usually on the bottom row, the key with the "windows" symbol that you'll probably recognize if you have Windows. If you have a Mac, though, you...
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    HOWIE, for some reason Social Security paid...

    HOWIE, for some reason Social Security paid today! I hope that will turn out to be true for you too.

    I've never known them to pay on the 1st unless the 3rd was on a weekend or a holiday but I'm...
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    So glad you're on the ball, Virginia, in spite of...

    So glad you're on the ball, Virginia, in spite of feeling poorly--thank you for starting the February chitchat thread for all of us.

    Some people here are seeing daffodils. I haven't seen them and...
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    Glad you got good news after having to go through...

    Glad you got good news after having to go through the test.
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    A car battery is a costly item--maybe there are...

    A car battery is a costly item--maybe there are deals online that you can find, Howie. I can't remember the name of the Website but I heard about a Website that will find you the best rate available...
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    I'd like to echo that. It sounds as if an...

    I'd like to echo that.

    It sounds as if an upgrade is in the offing. Do you have any idea when that will happen?
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    Take care, Virginia. There are so many bugs going...

    Take care, Virginia. There are so many bugs going around at this time of year. Maybe this will be one of those that don't last long.
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    Whew, Jeanie! I'm glad you weren't hurt.

    Whew, Jeanie! I'm glad you weren't hurt.
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    Emojis for Win 10 users maybe

    Trying out new emojis available if you have Windows 10. If you're in a message window, press Win + . (period) and get a pop up showing emojis.

    Didn't we try something like this a while back but it...
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    Would that be Ocrevus (ocrelizumab)?

    Would that be Ocrevus (ocrelizumab)?
  75. Sticky: More MSAA Research Updates: September 2019 ...

    More MSAA Research Updates:

    September 2019


    https://mymsaa.org/news/new-in-ms-research-september-2019/?utm_source=ms_research&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=september

    November 2019
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