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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  9. 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...
  10. Sounds like a great way to do cauliflower! And...

    Sounds like a great way to do cauliflower! And getting to that concert was inspired!
  11. 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...
  15. 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...
  24. Thread: Jim's Journey

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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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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)?
  55. 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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    Has your doctor thought about the possible...

    Has your doctor thought about the possible Rituxan connection, Linda?
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    This article is 15 years old and probably of...

    This article is 15 years old and probably of little value but I ran across it and thought it might be of some use anyway--from the British Medical Journal, "Treatment of stiff person syndrome with...
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    Maybe you were a quiet little girl, Virginia?...

    Maybe you were a quiet little girl, Virginia? Yes, I've known some loud little girls--quite loud.

    My daughter, who wasn't usually loud, sold Girl Scout cookies. They were quite good at the time,...
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    nuthatch, here are your links. There was a...

    nuthatch, here are your links. There was a problem with them in your post.

    Sales taxes in California counties:

    https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/cdtfa95.pdf

    Podcast, "The Homeless: It...
  60. I've been keeping an eye on MS research since...

    I've been keeping an eye on MS research since 1980 and have noticed that years ago it was often stated that "MS may turn out to be an autoimmune disease," but nowadays it's pretty much accepted as an...
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    I'm staying right where I am, Virginia--don't...

    I'm staying right where I am, Virginia--don't worry. I live in one of 5 states that have no sales tax.
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    That sounds like something they don't do very...

    That sounds like something they don't do very often--could you be in a special category, a Highly Valued Customer or some such?
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    It's nice when cats get along. Often two cats...

    It's nice when cats get along. Often two cats simply can't be in the same room together without a faceoff and all of the ferocious cat routine-- growling and hissing and puffing up and prancing...
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    Any language that doesn't use our alphabet...

    Any language that doesn't use our alphabet strikes me as harder to learn than the languages that are in our alphabet, but both Chinese and Japanese, as well as quite a few other languages, have added...
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    This is from today:

    This is from today:
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    Tom Cat hopes to get his computer issues...

    Tom Cat hopes to get his computer issues straightened out eventually but in the meantime he'd like to say Hi to people here. I'll post more in a day or two when I'm less occupied but here are a...
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    Yes, that's it exactly, ANN and Sunshine. Every...

    Yes, that's it exactly, ANN and Sunshine. Every day there's a to-do list, and I try to figure out just how much of it I can get away with trying to do--and when during the day I would be best able to...
  68. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Rose, if you ever have a spare moment, I'd be...

    Rose, if you ever have a spare moment, I'd be interested in knowing how you dealt with the ant invasion you mentioned.

    I've had problems with ants here for 10 years now and understand that ants...
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    If it's any comfort to you, Albuterol has been...

    If it's any comfort to you, Albuterol has been around for a while. It was one of the inhalers my daughter used for asthma. That was 25 years ago.
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    Step counts over the last week: 1/13/20 - 2334...

    Step counts over the last week:

    1/13/20 - 2334 steps
    1/14/20 - 2268 "
    1/15/20 - 1562 "
    1/16/20 - 1486 "
    1/17/20 - 1499 "
    1/18/20 - 1841 "
    1/19/20 - 1375 "
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    Oh my. I'm so glad you weren't badly burned! ...

    Oh my. I'm so glad you weren't badly burned!

    Years ago I gave up on china and glass and just never use them any more. It's all plastic (I like Lexan) but food and beverages really don't taste...
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    I'm so sorry you've lost a friend, Jeanie. It's...

    I'm so sorry you've lost a friend, Jeanie. It's hard to lose a good friend and neighbor of 20 years.
  73. Exactly, Rose--it's clearly just meant for those...

    Exactly, Rose--it's clearly just meant for those who want to have some fun zipping around.

    I am a bit concerned though about whether these "wheelchairs" might become so popular and common that...
  74. New electric wheelchair crashes on test but will be available next year

    This new type of electric wheelchair crashed into a wall during a test but aside from that little episode, which doesn't seem to concern the Segway manufacturers much, what's your opinion of its...
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    Um, she trudges through airports rather often in...

    Um, she trudges through airports rather often in efforts to help her mother who lives quite a distance away.

    Traveling seems to sap energy very fast. She should get a lot of extra points for all...
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