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    Greetings Abbers,

    Nice day here, outside time a little bit Rain coming the next 2 days, oh well.
    I guess this will be another holiday weekend with no gatherings or celebrations. Sad but a necessary evil right now.

    Mick, we’ve added two pink hydrangea tubers out front along with some Dutch Iris bulbs & a purple Ground Orchid for some summer color in the future. Hope everything grows!!
    Good Heimlich video - if only the real victims were as tiny as choking Charlie . It’s hard to handle a large adult & do the maneuver accurately but it’s always worth a try.
    We have several towns around the area that depend on guest workers from Mexico & you probably know how they’re often treated. Humanity is in a sad state these days.

    Pauly, I have saved a few choking kids, my nephew & my son by doiong the Heimlich. Watch that video a few times so you’re prepared in case your grandsons are choking. It’s muchg easier to perform on a kid, haha!

    Hello to PQ, Det, Sam, Pie & Cyn. Thinking of all of you!

    Have a nice night all!

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    Re: May 17

    MAE ALL...

    TG....thank you so much for popping in while dealing with everything that's going on. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your hubs.

    Lav...yup, she's really pissed off at me...it's trying to snow! Steady downpour of rain all day and it's only 39F!

    Mick...if your post ever does show up remind it to quarantine for 14 days! OMG with that kind of social distancing you better not move off your driveway!! Had a video conference with boss and new software supplier today...it took 3 hours!!! Then boss wanted to video chat afterwards and that took another hour! I'm putting in for overtime.

    Pauly...glad you're ok. I've had that happen to me too and it is scary! Hope everything is going ok at work.

    Shout out to Det and Sam.

    Trying a new pork chop recipe tonight, will let you know how it turns out. Stay safe everyone....PPQP

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    how are we all then?hope things are well ..this is bank holiday weekend...and yep the weather here is on the change ..woke up this morning ..blowing a real hooley outside ,and it blew the hutch cover off ...so at 3.28 am ..muggins went out and put the cover back on in the rainand its still blowing a hooley now ..

    ok brew time

    Hiya Lav ...hows you then?hope all is good ...Ive got a hydrangea in the front garden ,,,did you know that you can change the colour of it over time?you can turn it from pink to purple and then blue by adding lime to the soil ..or coffee dregs and grounds..you are right humanity is in a mess ..but peoples true colours are showing through you take care

    hiya pauly hope you are good ...going on from yesterday...here is how to do the h m on children ..holes in the back are optional.!!take aquick look ..you never know ...and somewhere god forbid you need it at least you will have a nidea

    Performing the Heimlich Maneuver on a Child or Infant - YouTube

    hiya ppqp ..hope you are ok?4 hours on a video chat?really ..i take it that it wasnt your own personal bill that it will appear on ..I would suggest he pays for it !you take care ...

    hiya everyone else ..have a nice weekend

    Despite the current restrictions, my wife hasn't lost a step keeping up her physical training at home.

    Today she demolished 40 sausages and says she's in her best form ever to go to Georgia next year for the world hot-dog-eating championship.

    As a newly qualified vet, I’m now permitted to treat animals.

    Tonight, I took a herd of cows out for drinks.

    Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland can take the first cautious steps towards easing the draconian curbs from May 28.

    As long as the outbreak remains under control, outdoor exercise will no longer be required.

    A little known fact: Television was invented during the time of The Black Death.

    Its creator abandoned the idea because he knew there'd be programmes about fck all else.


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    The metal backs of iPods are made from recycled zippers.

    Eskimos don’t believe in bridges or tunnels.

    Every sixteen minutes, someone named Richard dies.

    Billy Bob Thornton’s grandfather was the first person to own a television.

    Dolphins kill more people annually than sharks and influenza combined.

    On a dare, former President Rutherford B. Hayes declared war on Chile for 17 minutes.

    The original title for Catcher in the Rye was Hey, Look, a Carousel!

    Professionals call the top socket on an electrical outlet the “Martha,” and the bottom socket the “Jasmine.”

    In the archives at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., there are two identical snowflakes preserved in a freezer.

    Three out of every ten nickels has been in someone’s mouth.

    If you hold one nostril closed for 72 hours, you will slowly lose the ability to see color. (Your sight will instantly return to normal when you release your nostril.)

    Wave a magnet at the lower left corner of a vending machine to receive a free soda.

    The glossy paper from the backs of stickers can be used to soothe sunburn.

    To be a train conductor, you have to cut off one of your own toes during a loyalty ritual.

    The Z in Jay-Z’s name stands for “Zeppidemus.”

    Jean shorts were invented three weeks prior to the invention of regular jeans.

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    In Austria, the traditional Christmas colors are not red and greed, but purple and clear.

    Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “Baby Mama” in a satirical poem published in Poor Richard’s Almanac.

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    The average person inhales 3 pounds of spider webs in his or her lifetime.

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    Winnie the Pooh started out as a non-fiction account of mental illness.

    Reading backwards for twenty minutes burns the same amount of calories as walking a half-mile.

    The Q in Q-tips stands for “quantum,” as the small bit of cotton on the tip contains more atoms than the entire human body.

    Revolving doors were first invented as a way to keep horses out of department stores.

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    Human beings and anteaters are the only animals that can snap their fingers.

    If you soak a baseball hat in coke, and then let it dry on someone’s head, over a 3-hour period the hat will shrink with skull-denting force, causing intense pain and irreparable damage.

    Clouds cannot travel south southwest.
    af since the fourth of July 2012...howzat then America..now proudly marching into year 5..done that one..now bimbling into year 6..tick ..done that one too..as he casually strolls into numero 7


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    Re: May 17

    Mae everybody, Mick are those facts for realz or for fun? Interesting on the coffee grounds to change the color of the flowers, that's pretty cool PQ, 4 hours?!? I had a video appointment with the anxiety doc and was glad it was over in less than 40 minutes, my eyes go buggy quick looking at the screen for too long, Lav, are things opening up over there where you're at? One former member I talk to still is in NJ and says they're not opening much soon cuz the cases were extremely high there, this whole thing is still astounding to me nothing in particular just all of it, anyhoo much love to all and wishes for a great BF Fryday!
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    Re: May 17

    Good evening Abbers,

    Total washout of a day here, rain & more rain. More due tomorrow as well.
    Spent the afternoon baking bread to keep my brain from going comatose, haha.

    PQ, over that 4 hr period of time how many bathroom breaks did you take? Ha ha. No way I can just sit still for 4 hrs, no way.
    Temp is in the mid-60’s here so no threat of snow, thank goodness.

    Mick, sounds like your 3 am adventure was rather exciting, Lol. Did you hear the roof of the hutch blow off? How did you know?
    So tell us why a Richard dies every 16 minutes, that’s interesting. I do know about altering pH levels for hydrangeas, fun

    Pauly, we’re still on lockdown until June 5 in the southeastern part of the state. Other parts of the state have started reopening. I guess you have some idea how badly I need my hair cut at this point, ugh. I pity the poor girl who gets stuck with the job. NJ is opening their beaches & boardwalks in the rain this weekend. There’s still social distancing orders so it won’t be things as normal over there. Glad you got a chance to get in touch with your doc, a video call is better than nothing.

    Hello to Cyn, Pie, Det & Sam.

    Have a nice night all!
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    Re: May 17

    MAE ALL...

    Mick...that was an early rise for you, glad you were there to protect the peskies. Still cold here and apparently we got an entire month of May rain yesterday. I believe it. LOL I wouldn't mind the 4 hr video chat if it actually accomplished something. So even though I bitch about the boss not being around at work it actually is a good thing. LOL I have been ignoring all work emails today, decided I'd take a "time in lieu" day off. I had no idea you could influence the color of a hydrangea, very cool.

    Pauly...a lot of that video call was watching the boss trying to fumble around a website, idiot! At least at home, with audio muted, I can make all the smart ass comments I want. LOL

    Lav...temp in the low 30's here and it was snowing just outside the city limits. Calgary has now got the go ahead to open phase 1 one Monday. I'll now be even more vigilant if I venture outdoors. Ended up playing in a Texas Holdem tournament last night and I won!!! Wish the 250K was real money, not play money. Oh well, at least I know I still have it. LOL

    Other than that nothing much going on. I must remember to do my taxes before the end of the month. Somebody remind me please. Have a nice evening all....PPQP

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    MAE All,

    I visited the dentist for his week, and was mightily impressed with their Covid safety approach. Questionnaire, temp check, double masks with face shields plus special ventilation and air purification equipment. He appears to have spent a bundle. Hope he got one of the loans/ grants to help offset these costs.

    Foster pup was put on steroids in advance of upcoming vet visit. He’s being tested for an auto immune disorder, potentially caused by tick disease. I can tell that he’s less painful in the past couple of days.

    Glad you realized the peskies needed assistance, Mick. Hope your weather settles down.

    PQ, I’d encourage you to at least tune in to an online yoga class if only to observe. That’s what I did initially before deciding to join in. Usually, my laptop camera is covered because that’s my preference.

    Pauly, I’m reading that your casinos are about to reopen. Here, bars, bowling and bingo started back up yesterday. I feel no urge to venture out.

    Lav, I admire how you keep yourself occupied with various projects.

    It’s going smoothly on the no alcohol front. Feels like I’ve fallen back into my sober lifestyle.

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    hiya ppqp ...how are you today then?hope all is well we have massive winds over here today ...and hailstones ..so playing texas holdem and you got 250k..well done you ..as you say pity it wasnt real dosh ..as for the boss not being there ..as you say everycloud has a silver lining .have a great weekend

    hiya pauly ..hows you then today? hope all is well with you...yep the facts are supposed to be legit..over here we are opening up ..not sure if it is too soon for us or not ..hopefully not ..we shall see .have a good weekend and take care

    hiya Lav..how is you then today? yep I sawa pic of that loaf ..very nice indeed ..warmed ,sliced ad dripping in butter ..healthy option!no the hutch roof nevr blew off ..it was the plastic sheeting that covers the front of the hutch.. I heard it blowing ..I was going to do some hanging baskets today ...but too windy to leave them out .

    a big hello to everyone else...det where is ya?

    Finally, some good news for the destitute, impoverished, bereft, and homeless.

    Weatherspoons is opening.

    Cricket Bat.

    Used to be a key piece of sporting equipment.

    Now it's the set menu in my local Chinese restaurant.

    A Scotsman is touring the USA in 1989, when he drops into a bar for a drink. At the far end of the bar is a quiet Apache native American. The Scotsman asks the bartender "Who's the big fella in the corner?". The bartender replies "The Apache? He's the amazing memory man. Ask him any question. If he can't answer, he'll buy you a drink. If he can, you buy him a drink."
    The Scotsman thinks of a hard question, and then approaches the Apache.
    "Who scored the winning goal for Patrick Thistle in the game against Hamilton Accies in the Scottish Cup quarter final in 1962?"
    Quick as a flash, the Apache replies "Tom Cowie. Bartender! Whiskey!"

    30 years pass, and the same Scotsman is once again visiting the States. He goes to the same bar and is shocked to see the same Apache. He decides to say hello by using the traditional Apache greeting. So he approaches the guy with his hand raised and says "How!"
    Quick as a flash, the Apache replies
    "Diving header. Bartender! Whiskey!"

    Just seen an advert - you can now book a cremation using your computer.

    The gap between being on-line and on-fire is now just 2 convenient clicks away.

    Paddy: "They say our phones can spread the virus."

    Murphy: "That's why I don't answer mine -- you don't know if the caller is infected."

    Priti Patel has said anyone coming into the country after the eleventy seventh of Decemberary will have to self insulate.
    af since the fourth of July 2012...howzat then America..now proudly marching into year 5..done that one..now bimbling into year 6..tick ..done that one too..as he casually strolls into numero 7


    CHILDHOOD IS LIKE BEING DRUNK.EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT YOU DID,EXCEPT YOU.

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    Re: May 17

    Greetings Abbers,

    I see we have our Thanks & Like buttons back
    We had a ton of rain overnight, thunder & all that too. Sky cleared up mid-day & it’s been fairly nice ever since. More rain likely moving in overnight again. Certainly didn’t have to water anything today!
    Had a nice young man & his son come over today to lift all the remaining pavers out front & he took them home. Glad to be rid of them & all the weeds growing up between them. That’s how you get rid of stuff for free around here haha!

    Wow PQ, maybe it’s a good thing that was play money or you’d be paying taxes on a quarter of a million dollars this month!!!! Maybe that will soften the loss just a little
    Nothing frozen here but we have extra mud if you want any!!

    Mick, I forgot to mention that was a loaf of rye sauerkraut bread I baked yesterday. It’s good, kind of like a sourdough flavor & it’s good!
    For some reason I thought you said the roof blew off the hutch, sorry. Sometimes I’m overly dramatic, haha! Since the Amish don’t celebrate Memorial day I’m going to go raid their nurseries Monday for some plants for my deck pots. I held off buying anything because we had all those near freezing nights. I think it’s safe now.

    Pie, glad your trip to the dentist went well. I felt safe going last week or whenever that was because I knew they would be careful.
    Glad the dog is getting some pain relief, poor thing. The ticks are plentiful here this year so I have to be diligent for all of us. YB had a case of Lyme 20 years ago & he’s never been quite right since.
    Glad your AF days are piling up, good for you!

    Pauly, Det, Sam & Cyn - hello!

    Have a good night all!
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