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  1. Thread: July chit-chat

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    I'm sorry but I have no information for SuzE-Q. ...

    I'm sorry but I have no information for SuzE-Q. If anyone does know of a way of contacting her, I hope you will try to reach her to let her know that she's missed.
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  2. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Going out in that much weather is a major...

    Going out in that much weather is a major expedition. Happy landings!
  3. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Jeanie, I admire you for putting that printing...

    Jeanie, I admire you for putting that printing job off so cheerfully. I often dread going near my printer just because it so often has a problem--usually it won't print because it seems to like just...
  4. Thread: Haiku

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    When I went looking for ways to prevent moth...

    When I went looking for ways to prevent moth damage without mothballs, I found several places advising the freezer method. This Wikihow site recommends storing wool items in the freezer for a few...
  5. Thread: Haiku

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    Woolens in freezer Overnight to destroy moths....

    Woolens in freezer
    Overnight to destroy moths.
    Moths don't dare come near.
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    Linda, would one of those chillable neck rolls be...

    Linda, would one of those chillable neck rolls be of any help? I used them for a while. One was filled with flaxseed (I think) and needed to be chilled in cold water. Another one had inserts for...
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    Linda, this must be a very stressful time. And I...

    Linda, this must be a very stressful time. And I think it's hot there as well? I hope you can do whatever you can to make things easier for yourself.
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    If it's that hot, it's time to cancel...

    If it's that hot, it's time to cancel appointments and just hunker down at home with the AC. Around here they send out "heat advisories" in extreme heat. People with MS are among those vulnerable...
  9. Thread: Politics

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    It certainly looked to me as if he was basking in...

    It certainly looked to me as if he was basking in the crowd's chanting--moving his head from one side to the other and looking on in a way that seemed to me to be appreciative. It certainly wasn't...
  10. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Sounds as if you're almost there, Jeanie! Think...

    Sounds as if you're almost there, Jeanie! Think back to where you were a while back--you've come a very long way, seems to me. And it was an uphill battle, what with some goofups that weren't your...
  11. Thread: July chit-chat

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    There was a recent poll of the thousands of...

    There was a recent poll of the thousands of people here, soliciting their opinions on the hens:

    "Feels like Big Brother," one person was heard to grumble.

    "I don't do Caring," said another.
    ...
  12. Thread: July chit-chat

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    The hens here might have to scratch around when...

    The hens here might have to scratch around when SuzE-Q is missing. All I know is that her last post was on July 6. Hope she'll check in soon.
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    How nice to know that the hospital was willing to...

    How nice to know that the hospital was willing to extend itself by smoothing the way for him! Of course the whole fiasco shouldn't have happened in the first place but hospitals are staffed by humans...
  14. Thread: Politics

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    533 days until a new US President can be...

    533 days until a new US President can be inaugurated.

    I was thinking of getting one of those tickers for counting down the days but I don't know of any Website offering them that doesn't look a...
  15. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Yes, today's experience was nobody's fault but...

    Yes, today's experience was nobody's fault but mine. I don't know how I was stupid enough to forget to make the call I should have made. I schedule rides 2 months in advance when possible and try to...
  16. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Um, Howie, the kittens aren't to be eaten. I...

    Um, Howie, the kittens aren't to be eaten. I kinda think you might have to feed them.

    No problem! They'll let you know if they're hungry.

    I've been at the podiatrist's for my annual visit. I'm...
  17. Thread: Politics

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    He has it made, apparently. Every time things are...

    He has it made, apparently. Every time things are getting too hot for him--if people are paying too close attention to the Muller report, or if Stormy Daniels or this latest woman, the advice...
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    Virginia, you were doing your exercises even on...

    Virginia, you were doing your exercises even on your birthday then? That's true perseverance.
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    So sorry about this, Linda! I hope the situation...

    So sorry about this, Linda! I hope the situation can be brought under control soon.
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    Oh good. Since Howie has had more than one...

    Oh good. Since Howie has had more than one birthday per year in the past, that means more kittens will find homes. Or at least they will turn up on his doorstep in a basket more than once during the...
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    Maybe someone is sending Virginia a basket of...

    Maybe someone is sending Virginia a basket of kittens as a surprise? (JK!)
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    Tomatoes and corn are great but a little...

    Tomatoes and corn are great but a little chocolate on the side wouldn't hurt. Unless of course you don't like chocolate or it causes problems for you.

    Wow, Rose! This place is really partying now...
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    Happy birthday, Virginia--July 16!

    https://sandiegan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/happy-birthday.jpg

    Hope you'll do something special for your birthday, Virginia! And have many more happy birthdays ahead!
  24. Thread: July chit-chat

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    That is so true. I'm always asking questions via...

    That is so true. I'm always asking questions via Google. It's especially good for computer problems, particularly if you have an error message you can enter into the search window.

    I've seen...
  25. Sticky: The MSAA will apparently be issuing MS research...

    The MSAA will apparently be issuing MS research updates every other month. Here is the research update for July 2019:

    http://bit.ly/2xLdTcJ
  26. Thread: Instacart

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    You can tweak Instacart a bit to get it to work...

    You can tweak Instacart a bit to get it to work better for you. Some of those fees are negotiable in a number of ways, for instance.

    I like the way it lets you know how your shopping is proceeding...
  27. Thread: July chit-chat

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    The explosive fireworks are still sounding here....

    The explosive fireworks are still sounding here. Talk about "bombs bursting in air."
  28. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Happy birthday to Howie's brother! Virginia, a...

    Happy birthday to Howie's brother!

    Virginia, a while back you mentioned getting a personal response system. I've been wondering how you like it?
  29. Thread: Instacart

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    When I had to change pharmacies a couple of...

    When I had to change pharmacies a couple of months ago, the new pharmacy simply called the old one and they faxed over all my rx's. I probably had to give my permission but don't recall filling out...
  30. Thread: Instacart

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    You might want to keep an eye on Peapod and...

    You might want to keep an eye on Peapod and Instacart because they claim they're always adding new areas to the localities they serve. And I've noticed that Instacart used to list only a couple of...
  31. Thread: Instacart

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    I happened to be browsing at the CVS Website...

    I happened to be browsing at the CVS Website because Walgreen's, where I usually order nonrx pharmacy items, wasn't operating well today, and noticed that CVS offers home delivery of rx's using...
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    Linda, have you checked out your doctor's ratings...

    Linda, have you checked out your doctor's ratings and reviews--on Yelp, for instance?

    I looked up my ophthalmologist there and found a lot of reviews. Most were favorable but a couple of less...
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    That's really too bad that he didn't have a...

    That's really too bad that he didn't have a better experience. It must have been trying and stressful to have to keep going back and to have that worry. A somewhat longer recovery time may be par...
  34. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Another person on the board once indicated that...

    Another person on the board once indicated that she thought you knew her personally at one time. This was at a time when you'd suddenly disappeared and the hens were frantically scratching around,...
  35. Thread: July chit-chat

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    I have a vague memory of her. Didn't she live not...

    I have a vague memory of her. Didn't she live not far from you, Howie? I'm so sorry you've lost a friend.
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    If someone can spin a good yarn and put me into...

    If someone can spin a good yarn and put me into another world for a while, that's a really good reason for reading, IMO.
  37. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Virginia, sorry you haven't been feeling up to...

    Virginia, sorry you haven't been feeling up to par. I sent you a PM via Facebook a day or two ago, and another one at the MS Speaks site. Sorry you didn't get them but sometimes I've found messages...
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    There you are, Virginia! This post by you should...

    There you are, Virginia! This post by you should quiet the hens down. Hope you're doing OK.
  39. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Maybe a computer problem? I've tried sending PMs...

    Maybe a computer problem? I've tried sending PMs by two different methods but no reply so far. She has a birthday coming up on the 16th--might she have got together with family, I wonder?

    I have...
  40. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Good morning to everyone! ...

    Good morning to everyone!
    ...
  41. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Something connecting diverticulitis possibly to...

    Something connecting diverticulitis possibly to red meat consumption (Medical News Today, July 20, 2019):

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315105.php?iacp
  42. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Sunshine, that idea in California should...

    Sunshine, that idea in California should certainly help the situation. For years I've been wondering just how many doctors are really willing to treat (or to give equal treatment to) Medicaid...
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    Thank you, Cherie. If there is one lifestyle...

    Thank you, Cherie.

    If there is one lifestyle change that has meant the most to me, it is learning to slow down. It's a hard lesson to learn for anyone living in this fast-paced time when there are...
  44. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Quite a few loud explosions still going on here,...

    Quite a few loud explosions still going on here, on July 11. People out here think this is still the Wild West.

    I believe at least one very serious forest fire recently was the result of...
  45. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Jeanie, I'm so sorry about your good friend. It's...

    Jeanie, I'm so sorry about your good friend. It's so sad when someone is failing. It's too bad he had to have surgery. Maybe he will be more himself again after he's recovered from that.
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    I have a distinct impression that many people...

    I have a distinct impression that many people find that MS makes a severe dent in their pocketbook. I've read many accounts of bankruptcies, loss of property, used-up savings, and skyrocketing debt...
  47. Thread: Standing frames?

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    I ran across this standing frame, which was used...

    I ran across this standing frame, which was used in a clinical trial done in the UK and reported in a couple of articles in The Lancet (August 2019). The researchers supplied people with progressive...
  48. Thread: Haiku

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    Library, meeting, Shopping order, alarm check,...

    Library, meeting,
    Shopping order, alarm check,
    All in one brief day.
  49. Thread: July chit-chat

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    There are always prunes or prune juice...my...

    There are always prunes or prune juice...my remedy of choice. And stepping up the fluid intake, as well as increasing any possible exercise.

    I've found it useful to find out what my recommended...
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    Sunshine, I've had to do this...

    Sunshine, I've had to do this potassium-monitoring in the past and just hope I can still raise the level to normal this way. I check the potassium on most foods I typically eat, and try to opt for...
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    I may actually be getting stronger. The last lab...

    I may actually be getting stronger. The last lab test results about 6 weeks ago were good except that the potassium was low, and I told the doctor I'd try to bring it up by some diet changes. I've...
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    Step counts: 7/1/19 - 1152 steps 7/2/19 -...

    Step counts:

    7/1/19 - 1152 steps
    7/2/19 - 1143 "
    7/3/19 - 1156 "
    7/4/19 - 1536 "
    7/5/19 - 1108 "
    7/6/19 - 1275 "
    7/7/19 - 1197 "
    7/8/19 -1528 "
  53. And it's interesting and nice to know that there...

    And it's interesting and nice to know that there are inducements for doctors to give volunteer service:



    This is an eye-popping figure--$100/year for malpractice insurance. The typical US...
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    This thread has dropped to page 3, and so maybe...

    This thread has dropped to page 3, and so maybe it's time to bring it up again.

    I just finished Room with a View by E. M. Forster. I'm a Forster fan and had seen the TV dramatization of this novel...
  55. Thread: July chit-chat

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    nuthatch, I know what you mean about smartphones....

    nuthatch, I know what you mean about smartphones. I use a stylus with mine because I find I'm too apt to make mistakes if I use my hands. And I actually have a manual but even with the manual, I'm...
  56. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Wow, Linda! That was truly brilliant--asking...

    Wow, Linda! That was truly brilliant--asking someone to pour a bucket of water over you. Have you tried that before?

    Sometimes if I'm in a place where I'm going suddenly weak because I'm already...
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    I've heard good things about tai chi and have...

    I've heard good things about tai chi and have seen it done. Has anyone tried it?
  58. Thread: July chit-chat

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    No deaths or serious injuries known of so far in...

    No deaths or serious injuries known of so far in the 7.1 California quake, and that's good news.

    These earthquakes/hurricanes/tornadoes, etc., may be Nature's way of reminding us that we're not...
  59. Thread: July chit-chat

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    So glad to know that those affected by the...

    So glad to know that those affected by the California quakes are doing OK. Your 7.1 must have been entirely too much drama, particularly right after that other one. Hope things will calm down now. I...
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    Linda, I've heard so many people say that...

    Linda, I've heard so many people say that cataract surgery is a piece of cake that I'm believing it--though I'm not signing up for it yet. I'd need somebody to get me there and back at least twice,...
  61. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Howie, you're turning into a cat, with a cat's...

    Howie, you're turning into a cat, with a cat's tastes.

    Virginia, poppyseeds are from poppies while sunflower seeds are from sunflowers. They're not the same at all. Poppyseeds are excellent in...
  62. Thread: Bird Watching

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    Elegant looking birds!

    Elegant looking birds!
  63. Thread: July chit-chat

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    I've never heard of Poppyseed Market. Does it...

    I've never heard of Poppyseed Market. Does it specialize in poppyseeds? I love poppyseeds.
  64. Thread: Instacart

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    They send me an e-mail asking for a rating, and I...

    They send me an e-mail asking for a rating, and I was able to give that experience 5 stars with comments about how excellent it was. I want to encourage these people.
  65. Thread: July chit-chat

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    nuthatch, I hope you'll check in. It looks as if...

    nuthatch, I hope you'll check in. It looks as if you might have felt that earthquake--?
  66. Thread: Instacart

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    Another thumbs-up for InstaCart! As I've said...

    Another thumbs-up for InstaCart!

    As I've said before, I've been uneasy about InstaCart because of the way they seem to insist that you be available for text messaging. Even though I now have a...
  67. Thread: Robocalls

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    She might not be someone you'd want to add to...

    She might not be someone you'd want to add to your friends anyway....
  68. Thread: July chit-chat

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    There were tanks. You'll see some here but I'm...

    There were tanks. You'll see some here but I'm not sure of just where they were actually rolling along.
    ...
  69. Thread: Robocalls

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    Maybe it was my friend "Catherine."

    Maybe it was my friend "Catherine."
  70. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Right, everyone here has known this about...

    Right, everyone here has known this about Sunshine for a long time but hearing it from your doctor, who sees all kinds of people in all kinds of situations, is really special.
  71. Thread: Robocalls

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    The only calls I can get are on my landline...

    The only calls I can get are on my landline phone. It has the captioning feature, and I just haven't got in the habit of having a cellphone turned on.

    I just had a third call from this...
  72. Thread: Haiku

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    Whoa, California! Whole lotta shakin goin on...

    Whoa, California!
    Whole lotta shakin goin on
    The end is not near
  73. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Rose, I hope nothing was damaged. That must have...

    Rose, I hope nothing was damaged. That must have been really unnerving for you! You've been in my thoughts as I've been watching CNN where people are describing it.

    Howie, you were the one who...
  74. Thread: Robocalls

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    I've had two of these calls today. They show up...

    I've had two of these calls today. They show up as coming from my own number (???) but they're robocalls. The voice starts out saying, "This is Catherine from Microsoft" and then goes on to tell me...
  75. Thread: Politics

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    For anyone who feels up to reading, this is from...

    For anyone who feels up to reading, this is from today's New Yorker, entitled "Little Rocket Man"--about DT's July 4:
    ...
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