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  1. Thread: May chitchat

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    Well I'll post! Home health nurse just left...

    Well I'll post! Home health nurse just left after taking blood for lab work. She was sent as I requested after talking to the NP the other day. NP looked at my records and told me that when I was...
  2. Thread: May chitchat

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    Virginia, the adult quail in the pictures is the...

    Virginia, the adult quail in the pictures is the female mama quail. Papa is much prettier but not shown in any of the pictures. He was watching over mama and babies from atop the pathway light...
  3. Thread: May chitchat

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    Ironing? No way! It was my job as the only girl...

    Ironing? No way! It was my job as the only girl in the family of 7, to do all the ironing for everyone. Many, many shirts, handkerchiefs, etc. weekly. Most Saturdays were spent ironing! My mom...
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    Oh Sunshine, I'm so sorry to read you are facing...

    Oh Sunshine, I'm so sorry to read you are facing yet another very, very challenging problem. As others have said, you are a brave and valued member of this community and we will always stand by you...
  5. Thread: May chitchat

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    My daughter sent these pics of wild peonies they...

    My daughter sent these pics of wild peonies they saw. Thought I'd share. I've never seen them before....
  6. Thread: May chitchat

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    I was wondering where everyone is too. Life...

    I was wondering where everyone is too.

    Life is pretty mundane for me, I don't have much of interest to post about. My health (as bad as it was) is failing. Can't help but wonder if it was the...
  7. Thread: May chitchat

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    Daughter sent these pictures today, taken this...

    Daughter sent these pictures today, taken this morning at a mountain lake near them. The beauty of living where she does is that there are hundreds and hundreds of acres of open spaces where you see...
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    listening to music to sooth the soul...

    listening to music to sooth the soul
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGicSSLa2ns

    If you have a lot of time on your hands and you like the Bee Gees, this is worth the time to watch!...
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    I was just thinking of you this morning and...

    I was just thinking of you this morning and whispered a prayer for you. Hope you feel better soon.
    Warm hugs.
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    Happy . . . uh . . . er . . . wiping? Perhaps...

    Happy . . . uh . . . er . . . wiping?

    Perhaps Sam will sneak out in the dark of night and tp a neighbor's house!
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    I've used Instacart before this virus was an...

    I've used Instacart before this virus was an issue. The first two deliveries were delivered by the same woman. She was great! She had all the frozen items in one bag, refrigerated in another, and...
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    Wow, Virginia, that Instacart order sure turned...

    Wow, Virginia, that Instacart order sure turned into a nightmare! Sounds like a good idea to get a new credit card. As for those unknown charges, a new card should put an end to that.
    I...
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    Oh dear Rose, I am so sorry to hear of this...

    Oh dear Rose, I am so sorry to hear of this heartbreaking loss. Through your writing, many of us have witnessed such incredible love and devotion you have shown for both Jim and your boys. Jim was...
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    Howie, whatever you do, don't flush any of those...

    Howie, whatever you do, don't flush any of those napkins! I read a news article about people flushing napkins, paper towels or baby wipes and causing plumbing clogs, due to the toilet paper...
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    Here's one for you, Ann. Tula and fam went to...

    Here's one for you, Ann. Tula and fam went to Eagle Lake today. It's the 2nd largest natural lake in California. They found some very interesting bones. Tula was intrigued.
    They didn't see...
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    My daughter, spouse, and Tula spent the day...

    My daughter, spouse, and Tula spent the day Thursday cleaning up pine needles and downed debris at their property in preparation for the fire season. While they were there they got the scan disk...
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    Clorox wipes cannot be found here either. I...

    Clorox wipes cannot be found here either. I happen to use them in regular times and had 1 container on hand. Believe me, I'm rationing them now.
    I was browsing around last night and came across...
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    Ann, suggest to your Mom that it would be safer...

    Ann, suggest to your Mom that it would be safer to put the tip in an envelope, write a note on the outside of the envelope and then tape it to the front door shortly before the delivery is to arrive....
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    Jeanie, I had steak for dinner too, but it wasn't...

    Jeanie, I had steak for dinner too, but it wasn't wiped down with a Clorox wipe! I'll have to try that recipe! LOL, just teasing.
    And believe it or not, DH made some brownies just yesterday. I...
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    Happy Birthday to Ann's Peter! We have been...

    Happy Birthday to Ann's Peter!

    We have been having off and on rain here but today was sunny and clear. All that rain is producing another beautiful poppy bloom. Again this year, it appears that...
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    Biogen helped the spread!

    . . . and now will probably profit!
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-biogen-became-a-coronavirus-superspreader/ar-BB12wGDB
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    What a lovely picture! I love the zigzag walkway...

    What a lovely picture! I love the zigzag walkway even though many ( including most of us) couldn't navigate it. It has so many steps up or down that I would wind up in the drink even if I could...
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    No chocolate cake for her! She would prefer a...

    No chocolate cake for her! She would prefer a salmon patty, I'm sure.
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    Well, I guess the Instacart strike is off because...

    Well, I guess the Instacart strike is off because I did receive my order today. Lots of substitutions but mostly just brand name changes or package sizes. The delivery choice was 1-3. He was here...
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    Happy Birthday Ann! Hope you get your fill of...

    Happy Birthday Ann! Hope you get your fill of chocolate on your special day!
    But be sure to put some in your mouth :)https://media.giphy.com/media/14f2HfZuKw9BLi/giphy.gif
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    Just saw that Walgreens is doing free delivery...

    Just saw that Walgreens is doing free delivery too. :love_heart:
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    Agate, the CVS website says that you can add...

    Agate, the CVS website says that you can add store items to you Rx delivery too. I needed cat food and litter but thought that was pushing it, so didn't add it. I put it on my Instacart order and...
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    I hope an Instacart strike doesn't affect the...

    I hope an Instacart strike doesn't affect the delivery of the order I placed Wednesday night. The soonest I could get delivery is Monday due to the overwhelming amount of deliveries they are trying...
  29. Thank you for the "opera", Laz! That was great. ...

    Thank you for the "opera", Laz! That was great. I saw many birds I see around here and many I never see too. We have many acorn woodpeckers. The woodpecker pounding on the ladder in the video...
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    Howie, I'm a heat seeker too! I'm cold all the...

    Howie, I'm a heat seeker too! I'm cold all the time now and can't sweat or warm up. It's miserable. I crave warmth. Maybe I'm part cat!

    I forgot to mention that CVS pharmacy will mail your Rx...
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    The dreaded virus is spreading, 54 cases here...

    The dreaded virus is spreading, 54 cases here today, 5 hospitalized, 1 in ICU. That's 9 more than yesterday but only a couple of days ago there were just 3! 3 of the cases are children, 20 are 18...
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    Hope your day is/was great, Jendie!...

    Hope your day is/was great, Jendie!
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    So sorry I'm late with the birthday wish, Jeanie....

    So sorry I'm late with the birthday wish, Jeanie. I wasn't on line at all yesterday which is very unusual. Spent a lot of time on the phone with two sick friends. Everyone here in CA is pretty...
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    This explains things a bit....

    This explains things a bit.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/
  35. Thank you for posting this, Jeanie. I am...

    Thank you for posting this, Jeanie. I am terrified of getting this virus, especially since I was hospitalized with pneumonia just an hour into the new year. I often wonder if I've already had it. ...
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    Got a new picture of Tula posing with Dahlia...

    Got a new picture of Tula posing with Dahlia tonighthttp://www.braintalkcommunities.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=5389&stc=1. Daughter is trying to cheer her depressed, worried mother. It did put...
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    Howie - I take no immune suppressing drugs either...

    Howie - I take no immune suppressing drugs either and am very glad of that right now. But I am taking every precaution regardless.
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    Wow TC, your pretty blue eyed Smudge sure has...

    Wow TC, your pretty blue eyed Smudge sure has some large paws. Reminds me of a six toed cat we had when we lived in Wisconsin back in 1971 (oops, dating myself here!). Brings back memories. I...
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    Those mylar blankets can't be too cosy, they just...

    Those mylar blankets can't be too cosy, they just trap your own body heat. I keep a blanket or two in my earthquake kit stored in a shed outside. I also have a blanket in the car. I think the...
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    Didn't I mention that my daughter used to work in...

    Didn't I mention that my daughter used to work in the circus as the bearded lady? LOL!

    Actually that was her spouse holding the fish while she took the picture. I doubt she wanted to hold it...
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    We have been missing some regular posters here on...

    We have been missing some regular posters here on the chit chat thread. Please check in, even with just a hello.

    Daughter took the day off today to go fly fishing or her birthday!...
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    When I placed an Instacart order yesterday I...

    When I placed an Instacart order yesterday I stumbled across this and added it to my order. Tula's daddy is a big B fan, so I had to get it just so I could send a pic to him as a joke. All organic,...
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    :hypnotysed:He says he has no tattoos, but I...

    :hypnotysed:He says he has no tattoos, but I wonder about piercings . . . is his bellybutton pierced?:indecisiveness:
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    But please put some of those nice black Duluth...

    But please put some of those nice black Duluth jeans on for the picture!
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    Aw Howie, I had such a vivid picture of you in my...

    Aw Howie, I had such a vivid picture of you in my head based on statements you've made over the years here on BT. I pictured you with long flowing white hair and beard (sometimes with just a little...
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    Ann, so glad to see your mother is doing better...

    Ann, so glad to see your mother is doing better and is going home. The things you report about her remind me of my mom, who I miss so very much . . . the lipstick, always engaging in others, etc. ...
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    Beware of Hackers!

    I thought I'd share this article here because it states the hackers are using the coronavirus scare to hack into people's computers. Never open an attachment!


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    Here is the...
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    Listening to the book, American Dirt. It's a...

    Listening to the book, American Dirt. It's a heart wrenching story about about a woman and her 8 year old son trying to flee Mexico to find safety in the U.S., after her entire family was murdered...
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    Here is an image that might put a smile on your...

    Here is an image that might put a smile on your face. Daughter sent it yesterday. Dahlia had her "hair done", complete with bows!
    Does it come through on your phone, Virginia?...
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    Little William is adorable and you look so happy,...

    Little William is adorable and you look so happy, Agate! Thanks for sharing.
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    Had a wonderful weekend! Both kids brought the...

    Had a wonderful weekend! Both kids brought the grandkids for a Valentine's weekend visit. Tula taught Everett and I how to play UNO. They also went to the beach early Sunday morning while Nana...
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    Happy Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends on Braintalk! Hope you are all feeling well and your day is filled with love.:love_heart:
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  53. So sorry I missed this! I'm sure you wore it...

    So sorry I missed this! I'm sure you wore it well, even if you're not feeling well. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Happy Birthday Parsi!...

    Happy Birthday Parsi!
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    Just started 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Dehlia...

    Just started 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Dehlia Owens.

    For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome...
  56. Happy Belated Birthday, Sunshine!...

    Happy Belated Birthday, Sunshine!
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    I hope it's not but there's this article....

    I hope it's not but there's this article.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2790794/
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    Virginia - What mortgage interest can I deduct...

    Virginia - What mortgage interest can I deduct 2019?Interest expense: Homeowners can deduct interest expenses on up to $750,000 of mortgage debt from their income taxes, though when they itemize...
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    Thanks agate. I don't know why that didn't work....

    Thanks agate. I don't know why that didn't work. I copy and pasted like I always do.
    The "Thanks" isn't showing when I hit it either.
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    Taxes. . . ughhhh! Thanks to our current...

    Taxes. . . ughhhh!
    Thanks to our current president, for the 2019 tax season, there's a new limit: You may deduct up to $10,000 ($5,000 if married filing separately) for a combination of property...
  61. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Just catching up tonight on your heart wrenching...

    Just catching up tonight on your heart wrenching but inspiring documentation of your life with your loved one's. Both you and Jim astound me with your incredible strength and amazing love for each...
  62. Thought of Rose when I read this that my SIL...

    Thought of Rose when I read this that my SIL posted on facebook. Scary!
    https://ktla.com/2020/01/20/child-attacked-by-mountain-lion-in-lake-forest/
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    Sorry for your loss, Jeanie. Hugs.

    Sorry for your loss, Jeanie. Hugs.
  64. Yep, I worry about my two cats since I've seen...

    Yep, I worry about my two cats since I've seen coyotes in my own fenced backyard. I never let the cats out before 9 in the morning and have them in by 2 in the afternoon. Only one of my cats even...
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    And that's why my daughter lives far from here....

    And that's why my daughter lives far from here. She couldn't afford to buy home here but wanted to buy a home rather than be a renter all her life. Unfortunately home values have not gone up in the...
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    FYI - Is property tax in California based on...

    FYI - Is property tax in California based on purchase price?Although there are some exceptions, a property's assessed value typically is equal to its purchase price adjusted upward each year by 2...
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    Besides the gentrification issue, many companies...

    Besides the gentrification issue, many companies are locating in areas of the country where the cost of living is cheaper. These locations can offer lower home prices, taxes ect. . . . at least...
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    The Brail Institute has an audio book program...

    The Brail Institute has an audio book program that's free. My mother used it. My older brother would pick out books for her from a list regularly.

    After my stint in the hospital I was set up...
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    Learning new things here! Thanks for educating...

    Learning new things here! Thanks for educating me, Agate, never heard of graupel.
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    Low tunnel? I have no idea what you speak of! I...

    Low tunnel? I have no idea what you speak of! I assume heating systems are different across the country and I'm on the other side of the continent with quite different weather, humidity, etc., but...
  71. Thread: Van?

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    Yes, we lost a strong and supportive voice when...

    Yes, we lost a strong and supportive voice when we lost Catdancer:sorrow:
    As they say, you never fully realize what you've got until it's gone.
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    I haven't participated in this thread because I...

    I haven't participated in this thread because I have great difficulty reading. I either fall asleep or have double , even triple vision when trying to read much.
    My sweet daughter gave me a 3 month...
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    Welcome back Jendie, glad to see you posting...

    Welcome back Jendie, glad to see you posting again! I know why you adopted Karma . . . you have a kind, compassionate heart, that's why! It's a new year with new opportunities to look at life...
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    I'm back after 6 days in the hospital with...

    I'm back after 6 days in the hospital with pneumonia. After a great Christmas, first my DH came down with a sore throat followed by the worst congested cold I've ever seen him with. Of course I had...
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    Does California get snow? This shot was taken...

    Does California get snow? This shot was taken Saturday by my son on the way home.
    c-c-c-cold!
    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=5350&stc=1
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