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    Welcome, bburk64! *Welcome Here is a link...

    Welcome, bburk64!


    *Welcome

    Here is a link to the results of a search for posts about the baclofen pump on this forum:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/search.php?searchid=1194700

    And...
  2. Thread: August chitchat

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    Virginia, it might be better not to know...

    Virginia, it might be better not to know...
  3. Thread: August chitchat

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    Sunshine, I hope that some help will be on the...

    Sunshine, I hope that some help will be on the way to you right now. I guess people aren't supposed to have any medical problems in August (possibly July as well) as well as December.

    Howie, if...
  4. Thread: August chitchat

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    I'm sorry if I've been overlooking people here....

    I'm sorry if I've been overlooking people here. My printer gave out several days ago and I've been busy trying to fix it. It's 17 years old now and maybe has just come to the end of the road.
  5. Thread: August chitchat

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    Thank you, Moderator 7. I was wondering if a...

    Thank you, Moderator 7.

    I was wondering if a member who had Private Messaging disabled would still be able to send a PM to a Moderator. It looks as if that is indeed possible.
  6. Thread: August chitchat

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    Thank you so much for posting this, Moderator 7....

    Thank you so much for posting this, Moderator 7.

    I do have one question--with reference to your last sentence, about sending PM to a moderator or Mike. Some people don't have PMs enabled, and I'm...
  7. Thread: August chitchat

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    Yes, that groundhog. ...

    Yes, that groundhog.
    ...
  8. Thread: August chitchat

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    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are a little easier...

    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are a little easier to spell than Punxsatawney, for example, and so I'm glad no one thought it was that groundhog's home town.
  9. Thread: Politics

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    I never found a way to get a ticker to display on...

    I never found a way to get a ticker to display on a message board to show the days left until Trump's term ends, but this turned up in a catalog. It won't do for a message board, and I'm not buying...
  10. Thread: August chitchat

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    Actually I didn't know stillstANNding's location....

    Actually I didn't know stillstANNding's location. I meant that the violence was in Philly. I'm glad to know she wasn't in Philly.
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    One thing most of us can still do is eat. I...

    One thing most of us can still do is eat.

    I just found a new type of snack. I've been a fan of almonds (and most other nuts) as a snack for a long time but the other day I tried wasabi and...
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    It sounds to me as if you'd like someone to drive...

    It sounds to me as if you'd like someone to drive you to/from places like grocery stores--preferably someone who can handle the wheelchair and have consideration for your preferences and needs.
    ...
  13. Thread: August chitchat

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    It's Philly. ...

    It's Philly.

    https://time.com/5652401/philadelphia-shooting-officers-injured/
  14. Thread: August chitchat

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    Jeanie, I was just about to ask that question...

    Jeanie, I was just about to ask that question too. Did the aide tell you you were no longer having aides, or did the aide's employer--an agency?--tell you that? If it was the aide, I'd wonder if it's...
  15. Thread: August chitchat

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    I hope you won't do any bowing out. You've had a...

    I hope you won't do any bowing out. You've had a long track record of being supportive to everyone here.
  16. Thread: August chitchat

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    Sunshine, keeping my fingers crossed that you're...

    Sunshine, keeping my fingers crossed that you're OK and will get the matter taken care of.

    Linda, it's usually a good idea not to pick a user name that too easily identifies you. Everyone here is...
  17. Thread: August chitchat

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    Thank you, Sam, for checking in. It's good to...

    Thank you, Sam, for checking in. It's good to know you're not a bot.

    I've heard you're a cat but if so, you're a cat like no other.
  18. Thread: August chitchat

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    In another post Rose mentioned English cucumbers....

    In another post Rose mentioned English cucumbers. I hope someone is growing those?

    They are THE greatest cucumbers, IMO.
  19. There's nothing quite like personal experience of...

    There's nothing quite like personal experience of a place. The maps on the Deaconess/Beth Israel Website are a nightmare to decipher.
  20. Thread: August chitchat

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    In Ikoiko's defense, she has indeed been a...

    In Ikoiko's defense, she has indeed been a registered member here for many years. You can search her previous posts both on this board and on the archived board.
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    Ikoiko, maybe you missed some of the discussions...

    Ikoiko, maybe you missed some of the discussions here about that oddly large number of "guests" who are always listed as viewing this board. It's been pretty well established that the vast majority...
  22. Thread: August chitchat

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    Ikoiko, you've done this before, and my reaction...

    Ikoiko, you've done this before, and my reaction at the time was precisely the same --I wished you had sent a PM first rather than raising a question about a post here on the board--or communicated...
  23. https://www.bidmc.org/-/media/files/beth-israel-or...

    https://www.bidmc.org/-/media/files/beth-israel-org/patient-and-visitor-information/visiting-bidmc/eastcampusmap.pdf

    If you look at the map on the left, in the middle there is mention of a couple...
  24. Don't know if this would be of any help but ...

    Don't know if this would be of any help but
    ...
  25. Thread: August chitchat

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    Maybe the point is well taken, Ikoiko, but it...

    Maybe the point is well taken, Ikoiko, but it would go down better if it came from a moderator. And I'm not so sure it's a point that needs to be made.
  26. Thread: August chitchat

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    Such a blow to a person's dignity. I'm sure he...

    Such a blow to a person's dignity. I'm sure he must sometimes worry that he's now worthless. Probably he welcomes any reassurances that he's still of value even if he seems angry when he hears those...
  27. Thread: August chitchat

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    Rose, this project will last about 4 more weeks....

    Rose, this project will last about 4 more weeks. We've been through this here before a couple of times, and realize that it has to happen. A wood structure is going to get quite a beating from rain...
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    The whipped cream sounds like a nice addition....

    The whipped cream sounds like a nice addition. Whipped cream is almost always a nice addition, come to think of it.
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    Glad your birthday was observed in a way you...

    Glad your birthday was observed in a way you wanted. Hadn't heard of turtle pie. Would this be like it?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Turtle_pie.jpg/220px-Turtle_pie.jpg
  30. More on Selma Blair--the article also discusses...

    More on Selma Blair--the article also discusses Dave Bexfield, who has been mentioned on this board several times:
    ...
  31. Thread: Bird Watching

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    No, I hadn't heard of "Hoot" but thanks for the...

    No, I hadn't heard of "Hoot" but thanks for the information.
  32. Thread: Bird Watching

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    I've been reading a novel where this bird is...

    I've been reading a novel where this bird is mentioned because it's so unusual. I would never have encountered one but some people here may be or have been where it's found.

    Not only is this an...
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    Happy birthday, nuthatch (Joan)--August 9!

    Nuthatch (Joan) has a birthday August 9.

    Warm birthday greetings from your friends on this board!

    https://i.etsystatic.com/6581397/r/il/82e7b3/1801293617/il_794xN.1801293617_lk02.jpg
  34. Thread: August chitchat

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    I'm in the midst of the housing recertification...

    I'm in the midst of the housing recertification now, doing the final collecting of documents and quite a lot of arithmetic. So I've been busy and am afraid I can't reply as much as I'd like to.
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    No experience here either, but it seems to have...

    No experience here either, but it seems to have quite a few possible interactions with other drugs you might be taking. It's probably a good idea to read the information about it with care.
  36. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Rose, I'm so glad that John is still around. He's...

    Rose, I'm so glad that John is still around. He's been a good friend, and there aren't nearly enough people like him.
  37. Thread: August chitchat

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    Virginia, sorry you've been plagued by itching....

    Virginia, sorry you've been plagued by itching. It must be miserable.

    Rose, I have Howie's phone number but hesitate to call because (a) he usually has his phone turned off and has asked people...
  38. Thread: August chitchat

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    Toilets are weird. I can believe that one might...

    Toilets are weird. I can believe that one might explode. How terrible for the people involved!

    No word from Howie though I sent a Facebook PM this AM. He hasn't been seen here since Aug. 1.
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    Toni Morrison 1931 -2019

    RIP Toni Morrison. I've read only some of her books but hope to read others. She was one of the most significant voices in modern American literature.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison
  40. Thread: What's your age?

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    I think you're right, Linda. We shouldn't be so...

    I think you're right, Linda. We shouldn't be so coy about our ages. Age is just a number.

    79 for me.
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    I can vaguely recall a time when I tried to dust...

    I can vaguely recall a time when I tried to dust every week. More recently I dust when I'm noticing dust around. I run my finger over a few surfaces that I know tend to collect dust.

    Why am I not...
  42. Thread: August chitchat

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    Howie has been silent. I hope he's OK. And Rose,...

    Howie has been silent. I hope he's OK. And Rose, I'm so glad you mentioned some of the people who haven't been seen here lately. You're all missed!

    Virginia, the power washing is by no means...
  43. Thread: August chitchat

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    I'm always logged in too even though I may be...

    I'm always logged in too even though I may be actually reading here for very brief periods during the day.
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    Jeanie, I hope you'll keep on believing that time...

    Jeanie, I hope you'll keep on believing that time will do its work and heal you to the point where walking will be easier.

    I know this is very stale advice but it seems to be true that a positive...
  45. Thread: August chitchat

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    I was wondering if you'd succumbed to the charms...

    I was wondering if you'd succumbed to the charms of another cat or two since you did mention that possibility. I'm so glad you've found some new cat friends to adopt you!

    One of these days they...
  46. Thread: August chitchat

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    She's showing up as logged in among the "users...

    She's showing up as logged in among the "users online" at the bottom of the page. She did say not so long ago that she was keeping up with the board even if she wasn't posting.

    There are also...
  47. Thread: Haiku

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    This place is sealed tight-- Pressure washing...

    This place is sealed tight--
    Pressure washing goes forward.
    Hot day. Cool inside.
  48. Thread: Politics

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    The death toll in the Texas shooting has risen to...

    The death toll in the Texas shooting has risen to 21.

    And to DT, one Ohio city is just like any other Ohio city, apparently, because he referred to Toledo when he meant Dayton. But then he's no...
  49. Thread: August chitchat

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    How tragic about your friend, Rose. She sounds...

    How tragic about your friend, Rose. She sounds like someone who would have been greatly missed. Not fair, not fair.

    And the people in charge--government officials, politicians--are very skillful...
  50. Thread: August chitchat

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    I'm like that too, Virginia--I can't concentrate...

    I'm like that too, Virginia--I can't concentrate on reading if I'm upset. This recent news is very upsetting.
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    Average step count for July (31 days counted): ...

    Average step count for July (31 days counted): 1242

    Not as good as June (1316) or May (1288) but better than March and April by a few (1167, 1153).

    Nowhere near the 4,400 now being recommended...
  52. Thread: Politics

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    Rose, I didn't mean to suggest that the potential...

    Rose, I didn't mean to suggest that the potential Democratic candidates were motivated mainly by patriotism. Many may be partly motivated by patriotism and a wish to serve but ego plays a large role...
  53. Thread: August chitchat

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    So very sad. Yes, Dayton is where Sally lived.

    So very sad.

    Yes, Dayton is where Sally lived.
  54. Thread: August chitchat

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    Medical care can be so complex that I guess it's...

    Medical care can be so complex that I guess it's not surprising that so many times we hear about someone's care that wasn't coordinated or monitored right, but it's still upsetting--particularly to...
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    Hi Helen Olena-- Welcome back! ...

    Hi Helen Olena--

    Welcome back!

    *groupwelcome*


    I'm so sorry I don't recall you. Unfortunately there were quite a large number of people in limbo.

    Having to struggle with symptoms for...
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    Sunshine, I have water collecting in the drainage...

    Sunshine, I have water collecting in the drainage saucers underneath my plants too. That's so true about root rot as an ugly possibility. For my outdoor plants I've found it's important to keep...
  57. Thread: Politics

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    I agree that it's confusing when there are so...

    I agree that it's confusing when there are so many candidates, all stepping on one another's toes.

    But in a way it's comforting to realize that there are all of these at least moderately capable...
  58. Thread: August chitchat

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    I certainly heard about the movie "The Blob" but...

    I certainly heard about the movie "The Blob" but never saw it. The title would have put me off somehow.
  59. Thread: August chitchat

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    Sunshine, I could take the hearing aids out and...

    Sunshine, I could take the hearing aids out and just wear earbuds such as I wear at night while I listen a recorded book while dropping off to sleep. One problem is that I might not hear something I...
  60. Thread: August chitchat

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    It got postponed by another day. Maybe tomorrow....

    It got postponed by another day. Maybe tomorrow.

    It will be disturbing. There will be long stretches of time when I'll need to have all windows and the door not just shut tight but with the blinds...
  61. Thread: Politics

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    I watched only fragments of the debates but have...

    I watched only fragments of the debates but have been aware of the controversy surrounding Biden lately.

    I agree that some of the criticisms are unfair. He was never opposed to school busing so...
  62. Thread: August chitchat

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    There's a SpongeBob slime mold! That was really...

    There's a SpongeBob slime mold! That was really informative.

    I think I'd be inclined to get rid of one of those blobs if it appeared but it sounds as if some people keep them around just because...
  63. Thread: August chitchat

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    August chitchat

    Some people here are already in August--so here's a Chitchat thread for it.

    This place I'm in is getting ready for the painters who were scheduled to be here on Monday but they put it off till...
  64. Thread: What's your age?

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    The Grumpy Cat avatar has a really sinister look...

    The Grumpy Cat avatar has a really sinister look to it. If that represents what Howie looks like, I'd say he knows far more than he's telling anyone.
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    I didn't know seat muscles could be built up....

    I didn't know seat muscles could be built up. Mine have been pretty much gone since about 1983 or so. Probably one reason I can't sit very long anywhere except in the superduper-special cushion on my...
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    So sorry the tomatoes didn't turn out for you...

    So sorry the tomatoes didn't turn out for you this time, jendie. Maybe another time. I've heard that tomatoes are tricky to grow though I tried them only once briefly. I think I had one tomato plant...
  67. Thread: What's your age?

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    Every message board probably needs a mental...

    Every message board probably needs a mental challenge. Some have brain games. We have Howie.:highly_amused:
  68. Thread: What's your age?

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    Haven't figured Howie out yet though, Virginia.

    Haven't figured Howie out yet though, Virginia.
  69. It's possible your BP was taken and you weren't...

    It's possible your BP was taken and you weren't aware of it. There are ways of taking it that don't involve a cuff, and they are fast. I've had this happen a couple of times. I was amazed to find out...
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    Appreciate knowing about the Rachel Maddow book....

    Appreciate knowing about the Rachel Maddow book. I didn't follow the Spiro Agnew story much at the time and never really knew anything about why he resigned. I'll get hold of the book and find out.
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    This is my idea of a big achievement--moving 6...

    This is my idea of a big achievement--moving 6 plants and 2 stands about 15 feet across the yard so they'll be out of the way of the painters for the next month or so. I planned this out in advance...
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    Making sure no one else has started it is a good...

    Making sure no one else has started it is a good idea. Sometimes you may be doing your thread after finding that nobody has started it, and then you post it, and then you find that in the meantime...
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    Yes indeed you were the initiator of the Chitchat...

    Yes indeed you were the initiator of the Chitchat thread, Cherie--and I agree about keeping it loose for the reasons you stated.

    Input from anyone and everyone else will be greatly appreciated.
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    People to do the Chitchat thread?

    Since our dear Peg is no longer with us to post a Chitchat thread on the first of every month, it's been done by volunteers who think to do it--I believe it was Howie once and Catdancer once.
    ...
  75. Thread: July chit-chat

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    So sorry your mother is still facing an uphill...

    So sorry your mother is still facing an uphill battle. Flu seems to be very hard to get over when you're up in years. I hope some ways of getting her weight up can be figured out in spite of...
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