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    I'll be transmitting your replies to him, as well...

    I'll be transmitting your replies to him, as well as bringing another message from him over here too but sometimes I'm slow. It's possible I may not get to it until late on Sunday.

    The bazaar I...
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    Rose, sure enough--that photo wasn't showing for...

    Rose, sure enough--that photo wasn't showing for me either. Odd because yesterday it was showing. I've tried again, and we'll see how long this one lasts.

    I'm sorry I can't answer your question...
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    Takeout has improved vastly compared to the times...

    Takeout has improved vastly compared to the times when the only options were Chinese food or pizza. Many more options out there. Back when I was still doing "serious" cooking, I tended to forget that...
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    Not sure where to put this, and it's probably...

    Not sure where to put this, and it's probably preaching to the choir here, but this came to me by e-mail thanks to Jeanie Z and I thought it should be out here for others to see. I'm sorry not to...
  5. Thread: July chitchat

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    I don't ever want to ask people why they're not...

    I don't ever want to ask people why they're not wearing masks. Some people have medical reasons for not wearing them. Others may be making a statement of some kind ("Nobody is going to tell ME what...
  6. I haven't had nearly as bad a day as Linda but...

    I haven't had nearly as bad a day as Linda but I'm just about done in.

    Several days of trying to clear out the apartment that belonged to the neighbor/friend who died and I'm ready to rest. I took...
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    Will be be firing off a few rounds from my swivel...

    Will be be firing off a few rounds from my swivel gun cannon today for the 4th. My friend Joe will be here with wife, Joanne. I might put on my gentleman's clothes for the period. Lacy shirt, button...
  8. Happy July 4th to all! It's a relief to know...

    Happy July 4th to all!

    It's a relief to know that Sam is wearing a mask.

    The neighbor who is helping with the apartment we're clearing out turned up today in a T shirt that was bright red on...
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    I don't know how you manage to cook so much with...

    I don't know how you manage to cook so much with all that you have going on, Sunshine, but I hope you're rewarding yourself with one of your special meals, maybe the yummy one you mentioned on June...
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    You hang onto the vehicle door frame while you...

    You hang onto the vehicle door frame while you hoist yourself up onto the stepstool. It pays to grope around on the door frame for anything like a handle. There often is one.

    I've had a little...
  11. Thread: July chitchat

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    Howie, I'm hoping you won't have to get out your...

    Howie, I'm hoping you won't have to get out your pliers. Trips to the dentist can so often mean more trips to the dentist, and today's trip was like that.

    There's a lonesome molar remaining in my...
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    Virginia, in post #6 I meant your brother's...

    Virginia, in post #6 I meant your brother's vehicle, the one you said was too high to get into.
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    Virginia, could you get into the vehicle if you...

    Virginia, could you get into the vehicle if you brought along a small lightweight stepstool? I have one that I've used for years. I picked it up at a supermarket on an impulse and it's been a good...
  14. Thread: July chitchat

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    July chitchat

    Somehow we raced through June and here's July. The loud fireworks started up here over a week ago, and so I knew July was on its way.

    What's going on in your life?

    I'm on my way to the dentist...
  15. Thread: June chitchat

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    Yes, it's these major life events that are...

    Yes, it's these major life events that are putting quite a strain on everyone because everything has to be done differently or not done at all--graduations, funerals, birthday celebrations, weddings.
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    I didn't escape the lingering effects. They're...

    I didn't escape the lingering effects. They're still lingering. The sciatica kicked up and kept me awake much of the night on Sunday night but not so bad last night. If I get too tired, I start...
  17. Thread: June chitchat

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    Virginia, a son and a daughter are in states...

    Virginia, a son and a daughter are in states where the coronavirus is bad. The son is 75--the daughter is still working but probably past retirement age herself. They can't travel here because of the...
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    I've been so busy lately that I haven't been...

    I've been so busy lately that I haven't been posting about my exercise, but a couple of days ago I racked up 3,500 steps. That's a record for me.
  19. Thread: June chitchat

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    I'm sorry I've been so busy lately that there...

    I'm sorry I've been so busy lately that there just hasn't been much time or energy for posting.

    It's annual housing recertification time, and the first interview is today. There needs to be at...
  20. Thread: June chitchat

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    I suggest asking Sam about the missing key.

    I suggest asking Sam about the missing key.
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    Virginia, the paratransit vehicles here have a...

    Virginia, the paratransit vehicles here have a new policy: one rider at a time. That's only temporary of course but for the time being it means a far easier ride arrangement for me. No two-hour rides...
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    I'm finding that some masks are hotter than...

    I'm finding that some masks are hotter than others. It might be good to try out several types.

    Rose, you cut 3 inches off your hair? There's no way that my hair would ever grow 3 inches. So far...
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    I've never seen a red squirrel "in person"...

    I've never seen a red squirrel "in person" either--just the gray ones but some are very very fat--almost porky!--and others are pathetically thin.
  24. Indeed there is. I keep expecting to find a post...

    Indeed there is. I keep expecting to find a post by her--maybe with some more lovely photos. It was so nice of her to share her life with us!
  25. Eye movement problems are scary. They happen with...

    Eye movement problems are scary. They happen with MS too.
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    There's even a shortage of coins

    The coronavirus has caused a shortage of coins, as I found when I requested a roll of quarters (for laundry) and was told I couldn't get one.
    ...
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    Here is the red squirrel mentioned in the...

    Here is the red squirrel mentioned in the previous post:
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    And this one is from over a week ago. Just...

    And this one is from over a week ago.


    Just has a little excitement out of the living room window. Two hummingbirds were divebombing an oriole that was sucking up their sugar water. The oriole...
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    Another message from Tom Cat: ...

    Another message from Tom Cat:
    ...
  30. (Abstract) Eye movement abnormalities in SPS

    Sunshine, if you have this already here, I will be happy to delete this post--"Eye movement abnormalities in stiff person syndrome":

    From PubMed, referring to an article in Neurology (November 8,...
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    Older women who don't have resources are in a...

    Older women who don't have resources are in a very bad spot. This is the 4th such person I've tried to help, over the years. There just wasn't enough help available for them without at least some...
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    I'm in favor of the mask-wearing, Virginia. ...

    I'm in favor of the mask-wearing, Virginia.

    Lately I've been involved in dealing with my 97-year-old neighbor friend's apartment. She gave me the keys long ago, and now it's time to use them....
  33. Thread: June chitchat

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    At last! T'pol is the animal model! The one...

    At last! T'pol is the animal model! The one nobody thought existed. All this time they thought MS didn't occur in animals.

    T'pol needs to be on one of those wonderful MS drugs ASAP but I doubt...
  34. Thread: June chitchat

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    That sounds so impressive. We've stuck it out...

    That sounds so impressive. We've stuck it out here. We could have been joining the Twitterverse or traveling to exotic places like outer space or being major barflies or whatever.

    Instead we...
  35. Thread: June chitchat

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    I probably shouldn't have mentioned it. I believe...

    I probably shouldn't have mentioned it. I believe we're not supposed to give out any information about anyone unless the person has authorized it first.

    It would be OK if Howie had mentioned his...
  36. Thread: June chitchat

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    Yes, Howie. Wear your mask too. You won't be...

    Yes, Howie. Wear your mask too.

    You won't be identifiable in a lineup after you've broken into the ATM.

    I believe you had a cat named after T'pol?
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    Virginia, I hope you're feeling better. I...

    Virginia, I hope you're feeling better.

    I haven't tried GrubHub or Uber Eats but many years ago my son and I tried Delivered Dish a couple of times, and it works similarly. It's been taken over by...
  38. Thread: June chitchat

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    Let's hope it's not COVID-19, Virginia. I'm...

    Let's hope it's not COVID-19, Virginia. I'm hoping it's gone now.

    We're vulnerable, unfortunately. Something I don't like to think about but it's a fact.
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    Sent by Tom Cat on Monday (sorry I'm late with...

    Sent by Tom Cat on Monday (sorry I'm late with this!):

    A nice day here with the high 50's this morning, going to high 80's by the afternoon. The living room window bird feeder has a few gold finch...
  40. This message is from Tom Cat. Actually it was...

    This message is from Tom Cat. Actually it was sent on Tuesday. I'm sorry not to have posted it sooner--I've been tending to some problems and have been busy.
  41. Thread: June chitchat

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    Thanks for the movie suggestion, Sunshine! I'm...

    Thanks for the movie suggestion, Sunshine! I'm going to look it up and request it from Netflix. I've definitely heard of Dalton Trumbo but didn't know a movie had been made about him.
  42. Thread: June chitchat

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    It's posts like this that make it very clear that...

    It's posts like this that make it very clear that these communications people have us all by the short hair. They've discovered that we really like communicating with one another and they've raised...
  43. Thread: June chitchat

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    Jeanie, I'm so sorry about this tragic and...

    Jeanie, I'm so sorry about this tragic and shocking news. It must be quite horrible to lose a child to suicide.

    I've heard of quite a few funerals and memorial services that were held long after...
  44. Thread: June chitchat

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    Congratulations on learning the remote, Howie....

    Congratulations on learning the remote, Howie. I've had this remote for about 5 years now and I'm still learning it. Or maybe I should say I've given up on learning it and am content just to find the...
  45. A message from Tom Cat after I had let him know...

    A message from Tom Cat after I had let him know this sad news--she attended the online memorial gathering for Cat Dancer:


    Sorry to hear about nuthatch's passing. Yes, I had some communication...
  46. I remember her as cheers too. She contributed so...

    I remember her as cheers too. She contributed so much to this place over the years--posting beautiful photos and music links as well as letting us know what was going on with her and her family--and...
  47. Such very sad news! Yes, she mentioned some...

    Such very sad news! Yes, she mentioned some cardiac concerns recently but it sounds as if this was something else.

    I'm so very sorry--and will send a note.

    Thank you, Virginia, for letting us...
  48. Thread: June chitchat

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    Thanks so much, Rose! Most of us have been around...

    Thanks so much, Rose! Most of us have been around here for years, and by pulling together, we just might figure out how to post images one of these days.:triumphant:
  49. Thread: June chitchat

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    I'm sorry! It seems to be a photo of two tigers,...

    I'm sorry! It seems to be a photo of two tigers, side by side. The one on the left has typical tiger coloring--orange with black and white stripes--and the one on the right lacks the orange. It is...
  50. Thread: June chitchat

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    Rose, does this work? ...

    Rose, does this work?

    ...
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    Thanks to Jeanie Z for this-- ...

    Thanks to Jeanie Z for this--

    ...
  52. Thread: Restoration Saga

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    Lovely! I hope it holds up well and is easy to...

    Lovely! I hope it holds up well and is easy to maintain and gives you years of trouble-free use!
  53. Thread: June chitchat

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    Actually, Rose, he wears a thong, and I'm sure he...

    Actually, Rose, he wears a thong, and I'm sure he could just get by with wearing the thong tomorrow. The cable guy won't mind.

    Wasn't there someone on this board a long time ago who talked about a...
  54. Thread: June chitchat

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    That sounds like a reason for giving up on the...

    That sounds like a reason for giving up on the antenna. I don't think I'd like having to rescan. Not my sort of thing at all. Howie, it sounds as if you're going back to cable?

    A while back I...
  55. Thread: June chitchat

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    I didn't eat anything out of the ordinary except...

    I didn't eat anything out of the ordinary except that I tried a variant of my usual yogurt--vanilla-flavored Chobani instead of the plain Greek yogurt. It was so good that I'm ordering more of it...
  56. Thread: June chitchat

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    I think you're right. Catbirds are gray.

    I think you're right. Catbirds are gray.
  57. Thread: June chitchat

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    It may be too lazy to go lurking and stalking and...

    It may be too lazy to go lurking and stalking and doing so much cat activity and so it's just waiting for dinner to show up?
  58. Thread: June chitchat

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    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1019...

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101982196_954988184937471_4363324788597325824_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_oc=AQnk3A5zVtlxjjL6YrGpusxbzziF0madAznB4GYkvcz1dBw_mdydfG5ScFAqmXSPZy8&...
  59. Thread: June chitchat

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    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO LINDA (LAZARUS) AND JOHN! ...

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO LINDA (LAZARUS) AND JOHN!

    Howie, how many are you still missing?

    The whole TV situation has me tearing my hair. Aging people who are constantly harking back to the good...
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    From Tom Cat on Saturday (I had referred to a...

    From Tom Cat on Saturday (I had referred to a fish fry he had mentioned):


    I wasn't exactly out for a fish fry. It was around 6 hand-size or bigger pan fish (bluegills, sunfish or pumpkin seeds,...
  61. Thread: June chitchat

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    June chitchat

    Here it is, June. At least some of us should have some fairly decent weather this month even if we're wearing masks and limited in what we can do.

    Once a week I've been doing FaceTime with my...
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    Many thanks to funnylegs4, ssusan, and...

    Many thanks to funnylegs4, ssusan, and stillstANNding for the birthday wishes! They mean more to me than I can say.


    :applause: :tickled_pink: :glee: :rapture: :tears_of_joy: *veryhappy
  63. Thread: May chitchat

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    Hmm--I hadn't heard of this and so looked it up....

    Hmm--I hadn't heard of this and so looked it up. Looks as if proceeding with caution is a good idea but I hope you can find a solution that works.
    ...
  64. 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):
    ...
  66. 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...
  71. Thread: May chitchat

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    MOM = milk of magnesia

    MOM = milk of magnesia
  72. 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...
  73. 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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  74. National MS Society MS treatment guidelines during coronavirus pandemic

    The National MS Society has issued some MS treatment guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic:
    ...
  75. 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...
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