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  1. Thread: Restoration Saga

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    Rose, the changes you've been making all sound as...

    Rose, the changes you've been making all sound as if they're going to be for the good, and I'm sure that your angels are watching from somewhere and are very happy that you're doing this restoration....
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    The photos and message are from Tom Cat--I think...

    The photos and message are from Tom Cat--I think it was Monday but am not sure (sorry for the delay):
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  3. Thread: Restoration Saga

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    Beautiful tile!

    Beautiful tile!
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    From Sunday: It's been up and down weather,...

    From Sunday:


    It's been up and down weather, cold then warm, dry then rainy, but now things have started to grow on the prairies. First a few wood violets, and now the lupines are starting...
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    More flowers--oh goody! Thank you, Rose! ...

    More flowers--oh goody!

    Thank you, Rose!

    Who needs flowers though? We have a Rose!
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    Many many thanks, Jeanie, Linda, and Howie! ...

    Many many thanks, Jeanie, Linda, and Howie!

    Virginia, I now have lots of bunches of beautiful flowers, thanks to Jeanie!
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    How sweet of you! When my MS was diagnosed, I...

    How sweet of you!

    When my MS was diagnosed, I wasn't aware that I could get this far along in life with it. In fact at 39, newly diagnosed, I consulted an encyclopedia in the library that said...
  8. Thread: May chitchat

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    MOM = milk of magnesia

    MOM = milk of magnesia
  9. Hi Zelda Zelda, I'm sorry I don't remember you...

    Hi Zelda Zelda,
    I'm sorry I don't remember you or the remarks that troubled you. Some people do tend to say heartless things on message boards, very unfortunately.

    I hope you can get your...
  10. MSAA cooperating with Hello Fresh to offer food boxes to those who need food

    The MS Association of America and Hello Fresh are offering free food to persons who qualify. You probably need to speak up soon:
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  11. National MS Society MS treatment guidelines during coronavirus pandemic

    The National MS Society has issued some MS treatment guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic:
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  12. Thread: May chitchat

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    Any way of changing this for the better? A...

    Any way of changing this for the better? A caring, responsive staff might just have some good suggestions for you. It sounds as if you've tried just about everything there is.

    Is there a chance...
  13. Thread: May chitchat

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    What Rose said. I won't take any medicines for...

    What Rose said. I won't take any medicines for constipation--no laxatives, no ExLax--and have never had an enema except when obliged to (no choice in the matter). I like to go easy on my insides...
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    From Friday: Had some nice sunny days into...

    From Friday:


    Had some nice sunny days into the 70's and now it's cooled down. Things are starting to grow, and the apple and cherry trees, plus some bushes are in bloom. Time to get all the...
  15. Thread: May chitchat

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    Maybe the doctor didn't want to trouble you...

    Maybe the doctor didn't want to trouble you unnecessarily and thought that if you had no symptoms that needed attention, why mention it? I've heard that they do this routinely--note a condition in...
  16. Thread: May chitchat

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    I don't like that either, Jeanie, and have...

    I don't like that either, Jeanie, and have noticed it here as well. We never know what carrier we'll get. There are days when nobody here gets mail. The carrier just doesn't show up.

    For quite a...
  17. Thread: May chitchat

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    I've noticed that items coming in the mail or by...

    I've noticed that items coming in the mail or by UPS/FedEx tend to have lots of delays. Hope your antenna fix gets there today, Howie.
  18. I've been combing through my insurance...

    I've been combing through my insurance information but it's not covered. $22/month is a small price to pay for this though.

    I've had several falls in my apartment where I came within an inch of...
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    Recent step counts: May 11 - 1181 steps May...

    Recent step counts:

    May 11 - 1181 steps
    May 12 - 1235 "
    May 13 - 1197 "
    May 14 - 1470 "
    May 15 - 1786 "
    May 16 - 1230 "
    May 17 - 1725 "
    May 18 - 1117 "
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    More from Tom Cat: Thursday: ...

    More from Tom Cat:

    Thursday:

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  21. I thought long and hard about fall detection,...

    I thought long and hard about fall detection, which sounds useful, but the Consumer Reports article persuaded me to skip it for now:



    Virginia, it's good to know that you really can get the...
  22. Anyone know about personal emergency response systems?

    Does anyone know about personal emergency response systems?

    I found this from the AARP--seems like good advice:
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  23. Thread: May chitchat

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    *bird They're no bigger than a minute! Glad mom...

    *bird They're no bigger than a minute! Glad mom is watching over them carefully and not letting them get lost.

    You had more than your share of ironing, I'd say, nuthatch.


    Men's shirts are...
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    So sorry you're having these problems, Sunshine!...

    So sorry you're having these problems, Sunshine!

    In recent years--the last 10-12 years or so--I've noticed that I have a problem like that but never had anything like it before. If something...
  25. Thread: May chitchat

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    Howie, the same old DVDs? I wouldn't want to...

    Howie, the same old DVDs?

    I wouldn't want to put up with the same old DVDs. In fact, when I realized that the mobile library that brought me DVDs every month wasn't coming any more, I signed up...
  26. Thread: Nice thing

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    That is so very decent of them! A number of...

    That is so very decent of them!

    A number of times I've had dental work done and been told that I'd be called the next day to see how I was doing but those calls never came. I'm glad to know you're...
  27. Thread: May chitchat

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    Sunshine, I hope your down time won't last long....

    Sunshine, I hope your down time won't last long. It's great that you're swimming 3 times a week anyway in spite of not being well.

    Yes, Virginia, I think Ann is right. Do jeans really need...
  28. Thread: May chitchat

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    Virginia, 8 long-sleeved starched blouses! I'm so...

    Virginia, 8 long-sleeved starched blouses! I'm so impressed--but feel that you must be very tired after that.

    I had a long-sleeved blouse that needed starch. I loved it but hated ironing it and...
  29. Thread: May chitchat

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    Someone else who irons! I've been getting the...

    Someone else who irons! I've been getting the impression that many people just don't iron any more. Maybe they buy only clothes that are no-iron.

    Snakes definitely have the right idea. No ironing...
  30. Thread: May chitchat

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    I'd never seen wild peonies before--a real treat,...

    I'd never seen wild peonies before--a real treat, nuthatch. Is it true that peonies bloom for only about a week each year?
  31. Thread: May chitchat

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    Yes, if you're already a bit of a homebody, these...

    Yes, if you're already a bit of a homebody, these new routines aren't so difficult.
  32. Thread: May chitchat

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    I keep busy just trying to get things I need from...

    I keep busy just trying to get things I need from assorted places that may or may not deliver in weeks but some things are definitely coming through.

    Yesterday I had a truly great surprise. In...
  33. Thread: May chitchat

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    That photo of Sam must have been too dazzling for...

    That photo of Sam must have been too dazzling for most people.
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    Just doing what I usually do--trying to make sure...

    Just doing what I usually do--trying to make sure I get an hour to sit and watch movies on DVD while crocheting hats. There's less time now because of all of the time I need to spend tracking down...
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    It's 9 days into May and I'm finally getting...

    It's 9 days into May and I'm finally getting around to figuring up the average step count for April.

    Drum roll, please!

    Average step count for April:

    1687 steps/day based on 30 days....
  36. Thread: May chitchat

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    You don't happen to recall if it was a post in...

    You don't happen to recall if it was a post in the photos section, or was it a post in one of the regular threads? I may have problems finding it unless you have an approximate idea of the year....
  37. Thread: May chitchat

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    I suspect she also enjoys being talked about,...

    I suspect she also enjoys being talked about, even if the talk is critical. Anything to keep her name out there where everyone will remember it after a while. People everywhere will hear the name...
  38. Thread: May chitchat

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    Sam made me do it! She seems to like to have her...

    Sam made me do it! She seems to like to have her image posted often on the Internet. She's promoting herself as the answer to everyone's problems.
  39. Thread: May chitchat

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    Wasn't there a photo as your avatar a while back...

    Wasn't there a photo as your avatar a while back showing Sam on top of a coffeemaker? Was it red?

    EDITED TO ADD:
    No, it was black, and I'm not sure it was an avatar. I found it in the archives,...
  40. Thread: Restoration Saga

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    Rose, I'm so sorry you have unkind neighbors as...

    Rose, I'm so sorry you have unkind neighbors as an added concern.

    There are people who seem to enjoy making trouble for others--and some neighbors seem to have entirely too much time on their...
  41. Thread: May chitchat

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    Any news of Sunshine? She hasn't been here in...

    Any news of Sunshine?

    She hasn't been here in several days.
    Hope you can check in, Sunshine. You did say you weren't doing well a few days ago.

    Some spring crocuses for you:
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  42. Thread: May chitchat

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    So glad you're buying a few things, Howie! ...

    So glad you're buying a few things, Howie!

    Virginia, I've been spending quite a bit of time looking over those New York scenes and reading the stories too.

    My sister lived in NYC for a few...
  43. Thread: May chitchat

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    Beautiful photos, nuthatch! I must have missed...

    Beautiful photos, nuthatch! I must have missed something because I'm not sure what the brightly colored egglike things are in the first photo--?

    Speaking of photos, there are some interesting...
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    This from Tom Cat on Tuesday: We put in 3...

    This from Tom Cat on Tuesday:


    We put in 3 plum trees with 5 ft. diameter and 5 ft. high wire cages. Hopefully that will keep the deer out until the trees can take some wildlife pruning.

    I got...
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    How kind of you to donate books where they are...

    How kind of you to donate books where they are genuinely wanted!

    I don't ever buy books any more, not since the 1980s, when I started to get recorded books through the National Library Service....
  46. Thread: May chitchat

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    How does Sam like the new food? Did you sample it...

    How does Sam like the new food? Did you sample it first?
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    Nancy (it's nice to know your real name), I read...

    Nancy (it's nice to know your real name), I read A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW too and really liked it.

    The news broadcasts I watch on TV are often coming from the reporters' homes, and I get glimpses of...
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    There are real people here posting if that's any...

    There are real people here posting if that's any help, jingle.

    I write posts here at BT and then change my mind before posting them. I do that a lot.

    But I know this must be an uneasy lonely...
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    I keep forgetting to do those wall pushups. Now...

    I keep forgetting to do those wall pushups. Now that I've figured out how to do them, I really have no excuse.

    I haven't been getting out to walk in the nice weather either. I've been fairly busy,...
  50. Thread: May chitchat

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    May chitchat

    Here we are in May, and I don't know if anyone else is glad to see spring hasn't been stopped in its tracks by any coronavirus.

    Quite a few people here have been hurting lately, and not just...
  51. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    My understanding is that the stimulus checks...

    My understanding is that the stimulus checks aren't taxable income. They're payments to US citizens to defray any hardships incurred by the coronavirus outbreak.
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  52. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    --And if you remove them from their chosen spot,...

    --And if you remove them from their chosen spot, they'll be right back there in the twinkling of an eye.
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    More on shopping --from Consumer Reports (April...

    More on shopping --from Consumer Reports (April 29):
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  54. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    So did I! An e-mail from the bank about a...

    So did I! An e-mail from the bank about a transaction. I figured it was just another bill I'd paid that they were telling me about and I nearly fainted when I saw what it was.

    Let the good times...
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    I tried this revised exercise and I now see why...

    I tried this revised exercise and I now see why it's meant to work on the shoulders and chest and upper back muscles.

    I wasn't aware that Sam was in need of any fitness training but you never know.
  56. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Aw shucks, Sunshine. Hope it's something that...

    Aw shucks, Sunshine. Hope it's something that passes quickly.
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    No, I meant it to be the same. One person* wasn't...

    No, I meant it to be the same. One person* wasn't able to view it when I used the video icon (shown at the top of the message window). The second link is just the URL copied and pasted over here. I...
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    Let's try this way: ...

    Let's try this way:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgU3CbtQTlw
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    In this video she's on her tiptoes while moving...

    In this video she's on her tiptoes while moving forward and she's getting much closer to the wall than I've been doing:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgU3CbtQTlw

    Hope you can see this. I...
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    This "champion" is a bit of a wimp. A while back...

    This "champion" is a bit of a wimp. A while back I said I was adding a new routine--10 wall push-ups daily.

    Sometimes I've been doing them and sometimes I've skipped them. The exercise is supposed...
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    Step counts: 4/17/20 - 1300 steps 4/18/20 -...

    Step counts:

    4/17/20 - 1300 steps
    4/18/20 - 1845 "
    4/19/20 - 1341 "
    4/20/20 - 1587 "
    4/21/20 - 1067 "
    4/22/20 - 1710 "
    4/23/20 - 1744 "
    4/24/20 - 2073 "
  62. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Just a postscript to your post, nuthatch--For...

    Just a postscript to your post, nuthatch--For those who don't or can't do texting, Instacart will call you on your phone at whatever number you give them. If they don't do the phone call, they can...
  63. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Virginia, unless you bought huge quantities of...

    Virginia, unless you bought huge quantities of some of those items, I can't imagine why you were charged so much! I hope this gets straightened out satisfactorily.

    Most businesses seem to be...
  64. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Virginia, I don't remember just how I reached...

    Virginia, I don't remember just how I reached Instacart by e-mail. I kept prowling around on their Website and clicking on this and that until I found a way to contact them.

    I recall that just...
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    I didn't take this photo but it shows the...

    I didn't take this photo but it shows the Japanese garden in this town:
    ...
  66. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Virginia, you tried all of the ways of contacting...

    Virginia, you tried all of the ways of contacting InstaCart about the problem? I've had some billing issues with them and it took a few e-mails back and forth but eventually they settled it though...
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    This is from yesterday. I had mentioned...

    This is from yesterday. I had mentioned nuthatch's bear sighting:


    Bears I have some faith in. Usually if you go one way they go the other unless they have cubs. We've had bear off and on the...
  68. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Sam and any other pet cats around here may need...

    Sam and any other pet cats around here may need to be grounded for a while.

    Of course Sam isn't really a pet cat. She's a cat who has hired a human to take care of her. Whatever she is, she'll be...
  69. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Heaven help you if it doesn't... Someone will...

    Heaven help you if it doesn't... Someone will have to send in some drones to drop cases of it somewhere nearby.
  70. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    I hope that this link will work for people....

    I hope that this link will work for people. Please let me know if it doesn't. It's an article, "Quarantine Conversation Starters," from today's New Yorker magazine:
    ...
  71. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Virginia, is there a way to find out if your...

    Virginia, is there a way to find out if your refund check might have gone astray in the mail?

    Or maybe the IRS typically takes its time with those checks? It's been many years since I had one of...
  72. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Virginia, I've probably mentioned that for the...

    Virginia, I've probably mentioned that for the last 10 years I've been using delivery services for groceries because getting to/from a supermarket was just too much of a project for me. For years I...
  73. Thread: April Chit Chat

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    Could you mention that spacing issue to someone...

    Could you mention that spacing issue to someone on the hospital staff? They should be willing to move a few items in order to clear more space in between people, seems to me.
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    Rest in peace, Rose's Jim

    If you don't keep up with Rose's posts (Earth Mother 2 Angels), there is sad news today. Her husband of many years, Jim, has died.

    These forget-me-nots are for someone who won't soon be forgotten....
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    Jim's painful journey is over now but I'm sure...

    Jim's painful journey is over now but I'm sure it's very sad for you, Rose, and for everyone who knew him.

    He always managed to squeeze something good out of every day, didn't he? Even though so...
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