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      Happy Unhung Monday ABeroooskies!

      Mick, I'm sure the bunnies were relieved to have you back and pampering them. bunbun chewed up another one of my
      audio cables today. d-oh! what a little vandal that fuzzball.

      Lav, my that reaction has taken it's time to heal. Glad you're at least getting some kind of a break from the heat. Still
      smoking hot here by my standards. yepper, outside solar sales, which means literally outside walking around in the sun. ugh.
      But I'm giving it the 'ol college try here as I keep one eye on the jobs market for the heck of it.

      SK, I know the feeling... having your primary limb messed-up is the pits. We just get used to thinks subconsciously. Hang in there!

      AL is most certainly not a performance enhancing drug. And for me? well, I'm just freaking thrilled to have a clear head
      and steady hands.

      PPQ, still the zoo ring-leader i see! nothing but fun it seems. Thankfully I've managed to keep things fairly simple here
      lately and I really need that these days.

      BBBQ'd some chicken tonight with garlic, rosemary, honey and lime juice. weird perhaps but most yummy.

      been eating a TON of microgreens which is fantastic. Made a huge sunflower microgreen and whey protein smoothie
      for breakfast. Actually it was 1/2 sunflower and 1/2 pea shoots. I keep changing it up for fun! and I'm dialing-in my recipe
      for pea shoots pesto which is 'da bomb'.

      Mom is still in the hospital recovering from rather advanced diverticulitis. Calling her a few times per week to give support. Wish
      FL wasn't so darn far away. Now to help her with the booze thing is next. This hospital stay is the first time she hasn't been able
      to drink in many years and while thankfully the withdrawal wasn't bad, she'll return to her 18 beers per day habit without change.

      Well, time to do some relaxification i dare say... couple TED talks sounds like a plan to me.

      be well loves
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      good morning all,and how are we today then? we are currently getting the butt end of one of these storms ..Helene I think it is..It is pretty windy tho.Hasnt this year gone quick ...getting up now at dark o clock in the morning .Went to the back man yesterday ...another session of needles ,they dont hurt ..apart from 1 which goes into the nerve at the bottom of my back that kind of does!but I feel good ..I put on 3 lbs on holiday ..I can live with that ..
      ok brew time ...

      Det...respect my friend ...I admire your positivity ..you went thru some crap in life ,and moreso recently ..you are doing good mate it seems like you are on the right track at last ...fingers crossed for you .


      hiya Pauly ,how are you then today?all good I hope..Isnt it strange all the the things that were allegedly life enhancing over the years ,have suddenly become bad ...ie smoking drinking diesel cars ,plastics the list goes on .There is a big campaign over here at the moment ....sober October ... the ad is all overthe telly ...fed up feeling rubbish ,hangover headache cant function dry mouth etc ?...then quit drinking for october ...have a sober october ..If that is how you feel why not quit altogether??? This campaign has been running since 2012 as has dry July..so thats 2months of the year the govt dont want you to drink...instead give the money to charity ....hmmm,,,does that mean then that the govt run charity commission dont give as much to charities? so what they lose in revenue from booze they claw back in charity subsidy?Never trust a politician!

      ppqp ...Anew hat!!!!!!!! boss ,coordinator financier ,smoother of troubled waters andnow....traffic warden .!!!!!how much wages are you on?you will be able to retire by the time you are 40 (did you like that?)hope your day goes well....

      hiya SK ...how are you then?90 degreez? wow ..Dont know what we will do when Julie retires ,years ago we thought about moving to Portugal,went there to have a look ,it rained ,the place was pretty rubbish ,the area moreso ,so we sacked that idea...at the moment we like travelling too much ..come the day god forbid when that isnt possible then we will need to review the situation.Where we are is nice ,if we could change the weather ,and be near the sea it would be magic ..I miss the sea, tho in the current climate not necessarily a good place to live by!you take care of yourself and those cats !

      hiya Lav how are you then today?hows the allergy doing ..? Im still on the steroid cream ..dont know what this is about ...but I will give it another week.Already looking at Chrimbo hols ...a place called Amadores been there before nice weather and walks ..lets have a brew and start the day...

      hiya everyone /anyone else ....take care ...

      A police motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital because he had an inflamed appendix.

      The operation was successful and the suregeon advised him that all was well; however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch.

      He was alarmed and thought is may be a second surgery that the doctors hadn't told him about it. Finally he overcome his fear and decided to investigate. He pulled his hospital gown up to see the what was causing the irritation and making him feel so uncomfortable. He immediately saw the problem causing the irritation.

      Taped firmly across his pubic hair and private parts were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn't come off easily -- if at all.

      Written on the tape in large black letters was the sentence, 'Get well soon, from the nurse in the Jeep you pulled over last week'.


      Kinda brings tears to your eyes doesn't it?

      A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card,....

      "Rest in Peace".

      The owner was angry and called the florist to complain.

      After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist replied, "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this: somewhere, there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying,... 'Congratulations on your new location'!

      A man is in court. The Judges says,"on the 3rd August you are accused of killing your wife by beating her to death with a hammer, how do you plead"?

      "Guilty", said the man in the dock.

      At this point a man at the back of the court stood up and shouted "You dirty rat"! The Judge asked the man to site down and to refrain from making any noise.

      The Judge continued "..... and that also on the 17th September you are accused of killing your son by beating him to death with a hammer, how do you plead?"

      "Guilty", said the man in the dock. Again the same man at the back stood up and shouted even louder, "You dirty rotten stinking rat"!!

      At this point the Judge called the man to the bench and said, "I have already asked you to be quiet, if you continue with these outbursts, I will have to charge you with contempt of court. I can understand your feelings, but what relationship have you to this man"?

      He replied "He is my next door neighbor".

      The Judge replied, "I can understand your feelings then, but you must refrain from any comments".

      The man replied "NO, your Honor, you don't understand. Twice I have asked if I could borrow a hammer, and BOTH TIMES he said he didn't have one"!!!

      Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition.

      It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 18th birthday. On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake to the pub on the far side for their first legal drink.

      So when Paddy's, 18th birthday came 'round, he and his pal Mick, took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Paddy, stepped out of the boat ...and nearly drowned! Mick just barely managed to pull him to safety.

      Furious and confused, Paddy, went to see his grandmother.

      'Grandma,' he asked, "Tis me 18th birthday, so why can't I walk 'cross the lake like me father, his father, and his father before him"?

      Granny looked deeply into Paddy's, troubled brown eyes and said, "Because ye father, ye grandfather and ye great-grandfather were all born in December, when the lake is frozen, and ye were born in August, ya fookin idiot"!

      Harry met up with his close friend Chuck and told Chuck that he had just met the girl of his dreams. He asked Chuck for advise on how he should proceed!

      The wise and experienced man of the world, Chuck said, "Well, send her roses, and on the name card invite her for a home-cooked meal".

      Harry liked the idea, so he followed Chuck's advice and invited the woman.

      Next day after the dinner Chuck called Harry and asked him how did the home-cooked dinner go.

      Harry cried, "It waa a complete flop".

      Chuck asked, "Why? Didn't the girl come to your house"?

      Harry replied, "She came, but she refused to cook and left angrily"!


      Little Johnny had to take care of his baby sister while his mum and dad went shopping. To pass the time he decided to go fishing and reluctantly took his little sister along.

      "I'll never do that again", Little Johnny said to his mum, "I didn't catch a thing"!

      His mum said "Oh, next time I'm sure your little sister will be quiet and not frighten the fish away".

      Little Johnny said, "It wasn't that. She ate all the fxxxing bait".
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      MAE ALL...the site seems to be back to it's normal self, well done administrators.

      Lav...didn't realize the rash had spread that much! Hope you can get it sorted soon.

      Det...glad you popped in and that you're keeping things fairly simple. Sorry to hear about your Mom, maybe this could be a turning point?

      Mick...I can get used to getting up at dark o clock, it's leaving work at dark o clock that sucks. Hopefully that'll hold off for awhile. Only 3lbs! Must have been all those hikes you went on, well done. Freedom 40! LOL Chrimbo holi talk already! You just got home. Seems to me you're doing retirement right.

      Will be checking out Kijiji later, need a new hat rack. Have a good one all....PPQP

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      Mae everybody,Mick,love the jokes amazing how much I missed them Det ,I didn't know your mom had a problem with al,,how old is she? PQ,that sux about the painters still feeling like crap here but will get thru,much love to all and wishes for a great BF Tuesday!
      I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

      Off the table no MATTER what.

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      Hello everyone.

      Mick, you live a charmed life so I understand you wanting to stay. I, too, love the ocean. I was showing Viv the ocean life on Blue Planet, she was intrigued. That was while her mother was here and when she left Viv flipped to Annoying Orange.

      Det, I made a similar dish from Pierre Franey. friend of Jacques Pepin. I always thought Franey had an appropriate death for a chef. I think he was in his 80's and was sailing home on QE 2, after a delicious lunch followed by his favourite triple cream brie. He died peacefully in his sleep.

      Pauly, get well soon.

      Lav, I didn't realize the rash had spread so far either.

      PPQ. if I didn't mention it before, good job on being the traffic warden!

      Well, the cats have played in their hotel and unfortunately it's a launching pad to the kitchen counters. Today, they want to cuddle with me then walk over the keyboard. They cut the audio, took me to DOS and the 500% zoom remains despite me changing it every day. Their nighttime antics and crashing have knocked down framed pictures, vases, etc. Time to remove the Royal Doulton, etc. This a.m. Misty jumped on top of the couch and realized if she pawed the pictures enough they would move. I have a water feeder that puts water into their dish when it's empty and it's upended every morning.

      Last night they were both on the bed, lying down and misty was licking Herm's face, and I thought to myself, this what I hoped for, and at that moment Misty bit Herm's ear and ran away!

      It's never dull around here, but I still miss Peggy, and I think I will for some time.
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      Good evening all --

      Mick, welcome home!

      Torrential rain here last night and much of the day, but at this point there is some golden light, and it is a little less humid. My off-hours are consumed with a damp and moldy basement. Today I was able to save archival files and pictures, and throw tons of things away... in a way it's easier than dithering about it all.

      SK, hilarious stories of the kitties. I am sure you miss Peggy... even with my boy here, I still get tears over my girl who is gone. Lav, loved the FB post with the glorious Maxie. Pauly, sorry you are not well?! Hope you are better. Poor Lav, this rash stuff sounds serious - good luck.

      Great to hear everyone's stories, and wishing everybody well.

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      Good evening Abbers,

      We had the torrential rain here as well today. My rain gauge is showing nearly 6" just for the month of September so far. Crazy wet, hot weather all summer I think may be part of what is causing my skin reactions, ugh.
      The allergy doc has a few ideas & one is a possible photosensitivity problem related to a medication or supplement. I can do a lot of things but I truly cannot control the weather, duh!!

      Mick, glad your acupuncture is going well. I am a firm believer in alternative therapies & getting to the root of a pain situation. US docs are so quick to write a Rx for narcotics & now we have a huge population of addicted patients.

      PQ, your line painters thought they were going to get their work done early - oh well, ha ha!!!
      I'm happy to take any cold weather you don't want or need, for real. My redness & swelling have just about disappeared now after the Prednisone. I just hope it doesn't make a return before I get the rest of the allergy testing done. I had 6 tubes of blood drawn this morning for a big list of tests. Can't wait to see what that shows.

      Pauly, I stopped taking my Immune C because I felt it might be a problem in the allergy department. If I can I will restart it because I swear it keeps me from getting colds & other respiratory funk. Feel better soon

      SK, there are so many hysterical videos online of cats doing crazy stunts. Maybe you should set up a video camera for your kittens, LOL
      I think you will miss Peggy for a while, I know I am really missing my big girl Maxie who left us last summer. Dogs are special family members

      Cyn, great to see you! Sorry to hear you got water in the basement though, that sucks.
      We had a guy here last week to fit a new roof ring around a vent pipe but the ring we purchased was the wrong size. He did do some caulking that has kept the water out of my kitchen for the time being.

      Det, you sound like you are managing quite well, I am happy for you! One day at a time is the sane way to go

      Just remembered I need to take the trash out & it's pitch dark, oh well!!!
      Have a nice night everyone.

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      Oy Oy ABerooos!

      yawn! stayed up til midnight thinking I'd sleep in but still up before 6. Oh well, seems i've become a morning person so
      I can accept that. Mick, ditto PPQ on ONLY 3lbs after all those fun travels? well done matey.

      SK, yer sounding chipper which is lovely. Pictured the cat imagery very well
      That was indeed a classic 'chefs passing' you related. Hadn't heard of that one.

      Lav, quite a vampire day for you... 6 vials takes a few minutes and I hope you were well hydrated.

      Pauly, have someone bring you a Vietnamese 'pho' soup.... cure what ails you I say. Or a Thai 'thom yum' soup. both great.

      Treegirl, nice to have you pop in!

      ok, trying to get a bit 'hipper' and stylin' action going on in Det's trailer of high fashion got some slim-fit slacks that actually fit me
      instead of my circa 1993 baggy cargo pants. Shoe store next....

      you guys have to check out the youtube channel 'you suck at cooking' it's totally hysterical.

      well, nighty night time shortly. be well loves
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      hiyaall ...well here we are again ....we saw the end of storm Helene ....and guess what .....theres anther one on the way ....Storm Ali...so thats it back to the rain ....already looking at holidays for chrimbo ...can we move christmas to next week ...???Julie was at the docs yesterday ....results of blood tests ,,she is bang on with everything except cholestoral...its a bit high 6.2 ...the good ones (ldl?) are low the hdl high which ever way round it is ..this has gone up since she quit drinking ...how does that work ? diet is good ,pilates twice a week...the biggy is that both her mum and brother died of heart issues ...
      Det your the cholestoral man ? advice ...? the nurses are stumped!

      ok lets get on ...the trains are coming along pretty good ..but brew time ...here we go

      hiya sk ...hows you then ?Sounds like the cats are leading you a merry dance ..yuo sure you havent got the keystone cops living with you? as for the Royal Doulton ...what do you collect ? my mum used to have all the toby jugs ,and figurines ...favourite jug was the the trawlerman ,favourite figure was the balloon seller...my guess is you like the dancers ...and yes you will think of Peggy..I still miss all my rabbits that have gone ..every single one ...each of them were characters..

      hiya treegirl..hows you then?what have you been up to ,apart from clearing out a cellar?has the rain gone ? and the sunshine there now ....

      hiya John Travolta aka det ...you ok mate ....?well I have to agree with you I like both the Vietnamese and Thai foods too..

      hiya Lav ,hows you then?hows the allergy > I think mine is starting to go...shshhhhhhhhh fingers crossed...my back is feeling alot better ..Ive got another appt next Monday and then we shall see how it goes...so they think it could be due to meds .....the best of luck with that ...hope it gets sorted out quickly for you ..

      hiya pauly ,how are you feeling today then|?any better today ? I hope so..have a wunnerful wednesday...

      hiya ppqp..hows you then ?hows work doing then?line painters finished?how many hats have we got now then?yep I ve got this retirement lark boxed off ..I work hard but holidays help....hows the weather your way ? take it the snowy season hasnt started yet?

      right folks best to you all...take care

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      I got my tie caught in one once. Three minutes later I was in Hong Kong!

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      Mae everybody,Mick glad Julies blood work looks good except the cholesterol,seems like that pretty common though,loved the jokes Det,I think its a great idea to make a "new you" out with the old,I've always said that clothes hold memories so out with the old,bad,sad memories! Waves to all and have a great BF Wednesday!
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      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

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