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    For those who observe Rosh Hashanah--Happy New...

    For those who observe Rosh Hashanah--Happy New Year, and it's 5780:


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    September 28--Happy anniversary to stillstANNding!

    September 28--Happy anniversary to stillstANNding!
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    I'm entirely in agreement with you....

    I'm entirely in agreement with you. Unfortunately, as I probably posted a while back, I've had an odd change in my reaction to stress, and it's been going on for a year or two now. I can't take much...
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    Rose, most people will still be here, I believe. ...

    Rose, most people will still be here, I believe.

    This isn't as simple a rift as it might seem. I'll send you a PM. It's not something I can share here on the board.
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    Rose, I'm afraid that may have already...

    Rose, I'm afraid that may have already happened--and been happening for quite a while. We were more or less assured that there would be a way for us to discuss politics here even though it wouldn't...
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    Yes, that's one way of looking at it--picking up...

    Yes, that's one way of looking at it--picking up my marbles and going home. But there's also the stress involved in dealing with cyberpeople. Some people aren't up to dealing with stress well any...
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    I've removed the data about Ikoiko's past posts....

    I've removed the data about Ikoiko's past posts. And I don't want to inhibit anyone here. I won't be here any more.
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    In defense of my post (#133), I did feel that...

    In defense of my post (#133), I did feel that Ikoiko deserved a reply.
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    Ikoiko, some of us are trying hard NOT to make...

    Ikoiko, some of us are trying hard NOT to make assumptions. I for one, and when I posted about what is known about you and what might be going on in your life, I tried to make it clear that I had no...
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    Sure enough. ...

    Sure enough.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterno

    I've seen cans of Sterno being sold in supermarkets but never bought any.

    I have heard of alcoholics helping themselves to cough medicines...
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    Ikoiko, it sounds as if this was a while ago?...

    Ikoiko, it sounds as if this was a while ago? That doesn't make it any less relevant now but I think many people have learned over time that, as you say, the Internet is people--good and bad. And...
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    Good idea, Howie. Each of us has real-life...

    Good idea, Howie. Each of us has real-life problems we're dealing with.

    Today brought news of the death of a friend of mine. We've been friends for 47 years. My son and her son are still friends....
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    I'm having problems with the stress too,...

    I'm having problems with the stress too, Virginia, and know what you mean. We're most of us old timers here--including of course Ikoiko.

    Your suggestion about another way it could have been...
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    Jeanie and Virginia, if Ikoiko's posts were among...

    Jeanie and Virginia, if Ikoiko's posts were among Cherie's reasons for leaving, that may be because Cherie must have been pretty upset lately. I've read through all of Ikoiko's previous posts,...
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    Howie, it's only a matter of time. You will be...

    Howie, it's only a matter of time. You will be found out.
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    I've got through an annual trip to the neuro in...

    I've got through an annual trip to the neuro in spite of making a mistake about the time (my error) and therefore having problems rescheduling rides. I waited 2 hours in a drafty entryway for the...
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    Ikoiko, I don't think you chased her away. There...

    Ikoiko, I don't think you chased her away. There were reasons why she left, and you weren't one of them. Anyone with a public presence (teachers, real estate people, businesspeople, etc.) is taking...
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    More power to you, Jeanie! You know what you want...

    More power to you, Jeanie! You know what you want to do and you're going to do it. That reunion will include you, I'm sure.
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    I hate to quibble about the wording of your post,...

    I hate to quibble about the wording of your post, Rose, but you surely don't need the word "possible" in that sentence....:glee:
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    Jeanie, as I read your post my mouth was hanging...

    Jeanie, as I read your post my mouth was hanging open in astonishment. You have clearly been working hard on your recovery. A trip of 300 miles would take several hours, right? I hope you have a...
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    I had already set up two possible rides with a...

    I had already set up two possible rides with a return pickup time at 1:15--figuring that I'd have over an hour for the appointment that I thought was at 12:00. But since it's 12:30, the doctor's...
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    Jeanie, I'm so glad I've been able to be on...

    Jeanie, I'm so glad I've been able to be on Medicaid all along. It seems to work so much more efficiently than the different private insurance plans. I go in with my Medicaid number or card, and...
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    One more major goofup on my part. Or on...

    One more major goofup on my part. Or on somebody's part. I goof up and quite often it's because I haven't heard right. That's what I think happened this time. It's scary.

    Weeks ago I set up an...
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    Rose, a daily banana has been part of my routine...

    Rose, a daily banana has been part of my routine for many years. I check every food I eat for potassium content (though it's not always listed) and try to choose whichever one has more of it.

    I've...
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    I do have to take potassium supplements. I've...

    I do have to take potassium supplements. I've been taking the maximum dosage of them for many years. That was the problem--even with that maximum dosage, I had a low potassium level some months ago. ...
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    I've had some really good news. About 3 months...

    I've had some really good news.

    About 3 months ago I had routine blood work done, and the potassium was low. I've had this happen before, and each time I've managed to bring it back up. This time...
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    I recall the days when I had to transport garbage...

    I recall the days when I had to transport garbage cans. It was hard then, and I was healthy then. Jeanie, I don't know how you even got the thing to fit on your scooter. That's amazing.

    In Chicago...
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    Sunshine, now that I know about those Gripmaster...

    Sunshine, now that I know about those Gripmaster gadgets, I of course have to have one. I'm putting it on my list of "must-haves." I can add it to my collection of hand-strengthening devices. This...
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    These little annoyances will strike most people...

    These little annoyances will strike most people here as laughable nonproblems but here they are:

    The night before last I was trying to open a bottle of pills. I have trouble with the childproof...
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    Whew! So glad you saved the MRI report, Howie. ...

    Whew! So glad you saved the MRI report, Howie.

    Virginia, it's so nice that you're gathering up things to send to the people in need in the Bahamas. It sounds as if many have absolutely nothing...
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    Sounds as if he's determined to be the hero. I...

    Sounds as if he's determined to be the hero. I hope he'll let himself be persuaded.

    Better yet--I hope that Dorian calms down or changes its course.
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    Virginia, I hope he can stay out of it somehow. ...

    Virginia, I hope he can stay out of it somehow.

    Hope he can keep in contact with the outside world by phone at least. And he's in a place where there are people in charge of taking care of him, is...
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    I've seen this stuff around but never used it....

    I've seen this stuff around but never used it. I've often thought it might be handy in a power outage though--Sterno?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterno
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    If you're doing Sunshine's suggestion, you can...

    If you're doing Sunshine's suggestion, you can throw in some cereal like Wheaties or bran flakes or even rolled oats, along with chopped up dried apricots too. I often eat one of these mixtures...
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    Virginia, do you like beef jerky? I've never...

    Virginia, do you like beef jerky? I've never tried it but seen it often in stores.
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    You may be right, Rose. I didn't find much...

    You may be right, Rose. I didn't find much information online about this printer but I did learn that laser printers like this one have a little belt in their innards that wears out. It becomes...
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    nuthatch, nice to see that Tula still has the...

    nuthatch, nice to see that Tula still has the curly hair. Cute photos!
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    While others are coping with hurricanes and still...

    While others are coping with hurricanes and still managing to come here and post, my only problem has been dealing with a printer that failed.

    It failed a few weeks ago but this happens to be the...
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    Thank you for starting this thread, Virginia! ...

    Thank you for starting this thread, Virginia!

    It's hard to believe August is over. Where did summer go? I loved having so many days with no rain and temperatures only around 80 this year.

    My...
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