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    Lav - I didn't realize that your brother lived near Sacramento. I lived there for about 3 years! From what I've heard, they've just been drenched, blowing away any previous records. I think I read that they've gotten something like 80% of their annual rainfall in the past few days. Great news from your cardiologist!

    Pav - if you're on here at all these days, how are you doing? And how is the rain/flooding in your area?

    Belle - hope your son has a smooth train trip home. What a great opportunity for him to do for the first time. Being confident with travel like that can open up a whole world (or at least show that there's a door). Sorry your daughter is struggling with friend stuff. That must be very difficult, navigating anything college-related without getting to meet in person very much.


    Hellos and waves to everyone, and happy new AF weeks to you all!

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    Hello everybody,
    Checking in and dealing with the after effects of that Nor'Easter Lav was talking about. I think (hope) the rain is done, but it is supposed to be a windy day. I had to go out to pickup groceries in the drenching rain last night. Not fun.

    Lav - I too have recently had my yearly echocardiogram. An Aortic aneurysm was discovered years ago during an MRI to clear me of a possible breast issue. Boobs were fine, but they found that. I guess that bad mammogram was a blessing in disguise. I will meet with my cardiologist in a couple of weeks, but I have read the report and basically should get another year out of this bod.

    Where is LC? I hope she is doing ok.

    Dishwasher repair today! Yayyyy! I really don't like washing dishes by hand but at least without the kids around there aren't as many dirty dishes to deal with.

    Later I'll be heading out to have lunch or early dinner with daughter. Have to pick up her prescription first as I could only handle one stop in that rain storm last night. Took the day off of work. They can stuff it if they need me!

    See y'all later!
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    Belle, I'm sorry you're down in the dumps. What goes down only has up to go, I say. Hang in there. I also find it really hard to let my kids find their own way - yet I did it. I have to remind myself that I figured the hard things out - and they can too (and NEED to).

    G, so true. This very morning I am a bit down, and was reminded of how these feelings used to derail me into thinking a "big depressive" episode was coming... when in reality, it is often a passing feeling. Somehow, when I stopped thinking that "feeling bad" was "bad", I stopped spiraling. Feeling bad is as normal as feeling joyful. It all just comes and goes and we get to ride it. So I tolerate the bad and chairish the good!

    LAV, good news about your ticker...

    Belle, yea for your dishwasher.

    My 5 year old car decided to have a major problem yesterday, and I am driving one of my parent's cars for the week, so the dealership can "try" to fit me into their schedule. Next actual appointment for a diagnostic is end of November. Labor shortages and Covid have rocked the auto industry. Feeling bummed and pessimistic. But I get to remember how to drive a standard transmission again.... I remember when I had to trade my old car in for an automatic I was so sad. Now I am remembering how much work it is to shift constantly! I miss my car and am worried. Worried for all cars actually, with what the dealership told me about parts and labor - we may be having auto issues in huge proportions upcoming. Maybe it's nature's way of saying we all need to drive less.

    Hi Wags, Ava, Slo and everyone else
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    Greetings Nesters,

    We ended up with 3.5” of rain last night, more on the way tonight too, geez. I think our total is 65” for the year so far, that’s enough!

    Wags, I never did get ahold of my brother but I have been checking in on the weather channel. Mudslides in some areas in CA, awful.
    Yep I’m happy with the Cardiologist report, now I need to nurse my aching feet from all the walking he wants me to do Lol

    Belle, WOW, you are lucky that the aneurysm was found! Any talk of the need for surgical repair or are they just keeping an eye on the size?
    I do like using my dishwasher when the family is over but don’t usually bother with it when it’s just us. I like having it ready to go if I feel like it though haha! Hope your lunch/dinner with your daughter was good.

    Kensho, I am totally lost without my car here. The closest grocery store is a 15 mile round trip & I am not walking, haha!!!
    I hope your car is OK soon.

    Hello to all & wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    Hey, Nesters.
    We got a terrible storm, too yesterday morning. It’s like Mother Nature is just p*sped off at us!
    i called the eye doc last week and he referred me to another eye doc. I called them on Friday and they said it could take up to 2 weeks to get a call back, so slow going on that.
    I think everybody is having some depression, I think we are all exhausted from everything that’s happening around us. I hope that we can start healing soon, and put this pandemic behind us. Covid effects everything.
    I kept busy today with a chocolate project. I also rearranged my pantry so that I can’t find anything. I think I need some plastic containers for organization. I secretly love plastic containers for some reason, it’s crazy. It’ll be fun to look at them at the dollar store.
    Not much going on here, you haven’t missed a thing!
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    Evening nesters,

    thats a lot of rain Lav, hope you have gumboots. i love my gummies, great for mowing the lawn. Yes mum behaved herself this trip and i am hopeful the one this weekend she is the same. she does know i wont put up with her crap so watches what she says.

    Belle, i will kill for a 9am sleep in, i do love the mornings though, i seem to get a lot of work done before people start emailing me. I just took Carl for a nice long walk and we both loved it, so good for clearing the head. We had a hot day today so i dont go for a walk until about 6.30pm. loving daylight savings.

    Work is mad with covid rules and patients emailing abuse about how incompetent the hospital is. mmm ok, i am sure we would be great if you turned up with covid though.

    Kensho, i drive a manual and love it. i think if i had to drive in peak hour traffic every day i would be buying an automatic though. hope they fix your car sooner rather than later. Apparently we are going to have a shortage of everything for xmas but i have done most of my shopping. our shops open this friday for the first time in months but i dont want to go out just yet. Aldi is still my store of choice.

    Had a great catch up with my psychologist yesterday and added to my toolbox to go away. i wont drink, i dont drink but i know things will get rough when our wee Jasper dies so i'm pulling all support in that i have to get through this time. Of course being here is what i will be doing a lot, lots of walks and removing myself from the situation if i need. Apparently my niece has taken Jasper home which is good and will make it easier to visit them.

    Time to watch The Vicar of Dibley, i do like that show, always a good laugh.

    take care xx
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    I learned to drive on a stick shift car, and drove only those for my first 6 or 7 years of driving.

    Ava, Jasper is such a cute name. I’m so sad that his lungs can’t make it even in this day & age. Good idea to shore up your tool box as grief can really up end a person, and also you might be around a fair amount of drinking. So good of you all to rally around for support.

    I’m up babysitting Mabel for a few days. Luckily her brother goes off to the day care family during the day. He’s much more of a handful. I caught his cold, and have a painfully sore throat on one side. So painful to swallow. Daughter in college has this cold-from-hell too, and she has been very sick with it for the entire month of October. Today she’s being trundled out of her dorm and off to the “sick bay” until her COVID test comes back negative. I hope I can nip it in the bud and not go into the boatload of congestion and chesty cough that she and Beckett have. Don’t want her sinus infection either.

    Son-in-law has 62 bottles of hard liquor in their basement bar, mostly bourbons. He has a drink every night, to relax and come down off of the coffee and adderall (ADD) that power him through his workday as an engineer. I hope this continues to work for him, and doesn’t develop into a dependency problem.

    It’s good to see everyone, hear about your lives, and sample some blue chocolates!
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    Greetings Nesters,

    The storm has gone so we had a dry & sunny day
    I went & met my daughter for lunch today. She was working at a school in Delaware only 11 miles from here so that was nice.

    Byrdie, I know you had a good hit from the nor’easter, tons of rain & wind.
    I’m sorry it’s taking so long to get in touch with a specialist. You probably just need a change in drops or something & shouldn’t have to wait so long.
    Your blue chocolates are beautiful, good job

    Ava, yes we both have mud shoes/boots to deal with the excess mud around here haha!!
    Good that your Mum knows the new boundaries & I hope she doesn’t cross them on your trip. It’s very sad that young Jasper is in such poor condition. It must be so hard for your niece to be caring for him at home. Prayers going out for all of you

    Slo, my brother taught me to drive stick even before I got my license. We owned VWs for years.
    I hope you feel better soon & can enjoy your babysitting time this week. I would be concerned about all that liquor in his basement too. No one ever plans on becoming addicted to AL or any substance. It just sneaks up on you when you’re too tired or busy to notice. I know for sure none of us ever want to go there again!

    Hello to all & wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!
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