Thanks for the thought regarding helping me set up my bird feeders. I just have to try to convince a neighbor to help me. Sometimes he offers to help me with things, other times not. Anyway, eventually I will get them set back up.
Unfortunately, left out the lawn furniture over the winter, and they have fallen apart now, so... not much real use for me to put up the feeders, except that I expect the birds are just waiting, they have been fed by me for the past 10 years or so... lots and lots of bird seed, and lots of Thistle seed for the Goldfinches... they are so beautiful, especially when there are 10 or 12 of them flitting back and forth from the crab apple tree and the thistle feeder they love so much.
Marie-So sorry to hear about Reed's fall and broken hip. I hope he heals properly, considering his age. I will pray for him and keep him in my thoughts. That was very nice of Tom to keep us informed. I will, of course, send him a card. Hope you are doing OK. Have a good week. Cat
Well in my parents youth and when I was young. Few had alarm clocks. So they paid the 'Knocker Upper', might be a penny a week. He walked down all the streets (Every Knocker Upper) had their own area!! The carried a 12' pole with a small leather pad (home assembled) and tapped on folks bedroom windows between 5 and 7 am to wake them! Our house was 3 floors above the street and he could only reach 1st floor. (it was a long road with a hundred families in it!So first family up shouted to the next floor and then the next ha ha! Things were very sociable in those days. We had to learn from childhood no matter what went on we never heard the neighbours!! except for wake up calls :-)
We also had the 'Lamp Lighter' who rode a bicycle and carried a 9' pole and switched on/off the streets gas lights! The milk man pushed his milk cart until he could afford a horse. Fresh mild daily to the door. Children all got 1/2 pint milk free in school every day! No one had a garage so the street was where we made roller skate from old roller bearings and bits of wood and string. Go Carts from fruit boxex, discarded lumber, nails and baby carriage wheels and axels! The roads we our playground! Life was simpler then! WE also used our voices and hand writing to communicate hahaha! Now guess which 14 year old lad is me?
Hi Mary. I think I see a photo of you here (They are looking at me!!) :-9
It didn't open, hope you can do it Marie. I'm coping ok I guess. Lost another 16 Lbs though I dont feel it! How are things now, and so sorry I have been distracted dear but I'm safely through my 69th birthday, and spring is her. My melon seeds have already sprouting Labellia and Allisum in the pots, (I now live in a Pent,)
You would love it here. The knife sharpener man has just gone by on the street playing his Pan Pipes to let us know he is here. So quaint, so lovely. Just like London when I was a kid, we had a lamp lighter to and a knocker upper. Did you ever hear of them? :-)
Marin..I think they screwed up. These portables are 5 feet tall and on wheels. They would have to go in back seat. I have seen portables that people carry on them.LINCARE coming Friday and,hopefully,we can get this fixed. HUGS,Reed
OH Marie. Life will change. He has to wear it all the time even in bed. I thought he would just squirt something. It is in the Florida room and there is enoigh tubing he can go to all the rooms. He has to sleep with it. I had a terrible night. Up all night. Why? I do not know. Went back at 5 and slept until 10. TOPS tomorrow. I do not have the Program. I do not think Russ will like this at all. How are things with you? Give my best to Ed. HUGS,Reed
Good Morning Marie. Yesterday I was very depressed. Paying $250 only to be told LIVE WITH IT. I had a good night. I slept until 8:30. BG108. Russ measured his oxygen 74 it should be 88 or better. I hope the oxygen tank comes soon. Just making beds gets him out of breathe. They say a bad storm this afternoon. I need to get to the CPA as my taxes are done, I hope I do not owe anymore. How was your night? I hope good. Give my best to Ed. Take good care. HUGS,Reed
Dear Marie. I read it. I never realized how pricey pumps were as well as all the other things you need. Russ's insurance WILL NOT paid for a battery operated tank. They cost big busks BUT they will pay for a gas operated one. I guess we will have to wait until it is delivered. Russ asked if he lights it with a march. All this will be new, The only good news I got Friday was my Pariknsons will always be MILD. I will never have full blown. That article blew me away >How do people with no insurance pay for it?? Take care. Love,Reed
Good Morning, Marie. I did not go to church today. I feel awful. Did not sleep and I can hardly walk. God will forgive me as I am over 80 and excused. TOPS comvention is in Daytona Beach. Bette's A1A Cafe just up the road. We went to Martins. Very good food but too much of it. Got home and the heavens opened up just like a hurricane. Russ getting used to buffing. Oxygen comes Monday. My Bg106. How are you doing> Give my best to Ed. Take care. HUGS,POPS
Hi Marie :) I was watching HLN the other morn... talking about this woman who made cakes.Took pictures of them and posted them-I think on fb ..and her business took off.I saw her work and she made the cutest cakes.She is talented for sure.I thought of you and your talent for baking..Hope your day has been a nice one.So glad the Spring time is here :) take care friend.
Hello Marie. Busy morning. Russ was at doctors at 8:20. He does have COPD he was 1 point away from being dangerous. He has buffers inhalers and they are delivering oxygen. He is discouraged, Then I went to Neurologist..your legs bad LIVE WITH IT. You will never have full blown Parkinsons.See me in 6 months. BG102. Still sleeping good. 80 degrees here. Tom will type out directions for Russ he intends to forget, Tom went into the doctors with him. I hope we get do the Ravine tomorrow. Russ has a buffer to carrt when he goes out if he loses his breath. Old age is not for sissies. I hope you are doing ok. My best to Ed. HUGS,Reed
Hi Marie-I am happy to have rec'd my Nano kit. Actually, I have 2 kits. I got 1 from my Ins. company and 1 from a voucher on the Accu-Chek site. I run them together and with my Compact Plus. They are all within 15% of each other. I will have to get used to test strips not in a drum. I don't know if I like the Fastclix with the drum. I seems like a waste to use a lancet only once. I still have 300 lancets for my Softclix and will probably use that. They also sent me 500 drums for the Fastclix. I just had an A1c it was 6.5%. My last one was 6.3%. I would like to bring it down a little more, but I guess I have too many 200's. I hope you are feeling OK. It is great to finally see the spring flowers blooming. Hopefully the winter weather is over. I hope the car business picks up for Ed. The quilt on Reed's page is just beautiful you certainly do wonderful work. I am jealous of your talent. Have a nice weekend. Cat
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