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    Re: May 22

    Greetings friends,

    Cloudy & cool here but that made it easy to get a little outside work done this afternoon. Things are growing so fast it’s hard to keep up with the pruning of shrubs, etc.

    Sam, so happy to hear the wedding went well despite not perfect weather.
    Retirement is awesome, you can be as busy as you want, haha! I hope it can happen soon for you. We’re all mighty grateful to remain AF & avoid the idiot speech when we think we’re speaking just fine, haha! Take care!

    Mick, I see your traffic jams are a lot like the ones we have around here, Lol. You never know what you’re going to see walking down the roads here.
    I’m happy to hear the bunnies are well & Julie’s dad as well. Maybe he was just ‘resting’ for a few days, who knows?

    Hello to PQ, hope you are well. How’s the smoking quit going? I just passed my 13 yr anniversary, wow.

    Cyn, hope you are also well.

    Hello to Pauly & Det.

    Have a nice night all. Please say a prayer for the 14 children & a teacher who died in a texas elementary school mass shooting today. We suck as a country, it’s so sad.

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    Re: May 22

    MAE ALL...

    It was one of those putting out fires all day! Sure made the time fly but I never to get to the work I was planning on doing. The goal tomorrow is to get that done, have my one-on-one meeting with the boss, there's a lot on my agenda. Then it's bridge Thursday afternoon and I'm taking Friday off. WooHoo!

    Sam...glad the wedding went ok despite the weather. That's done and dusted, now onto the catch up. Yes, this place has saved my bacon a couple of times, we're all grateful.

    Mick...the pics of your flowers are great, well done you. I bet you were well chuffed when she asked to take her own pictures. Glad Julies Dad is doing better, got a feeling it'll be off and on days for some time. As long as he's getting the care he needs, which it sounds like he is. Good plan on limiting Jeeves' time outside. Maybe he'll get the hint, not! One of my coworkers took the day off today, she had to have her dog put down. He had been suffering from increasing seizures so I do believe he's in a better place.

    Lav...glad you had some cooler weather and was able to get some outdoor chores done. We were warm and sunny today but the sky is turning black as I type. At least there's no snow in the forecast. The quit is not going so good. I found the Champix made me nauseous, strange because that never happened before. I did manage to cut my use in half though and I have a consult with my clinical pharmacist on Friday so she may have some more ideas for me. One thing for sure I'm not going to quit quitting. I will be saying a prayer for the children and teacher in Texas, so sad.

    Have a good night all...PPQP

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    Re: May 22

    Mae everybody, Lav I broke into tears on hearing about Texas! Those poor babies all probably happy cuz it was their last day of school and that shit happens I don't know what the answer is to all this madness and it makes me furious and sad,waves to the gang and much love to all! Have a great BF Wednesday all
    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 22

    Hello everyone and how are we today then? Hope everyone is doing OK. Firstly let's remember all those who were cruelly massacred Yesterday. I agree with the American constitution in as much as the right to bear arms To defend lovely your life the life of those around you and Property. In this country we do not have that, But I do think there should be some sort of constraints put on that allowance over there. I am no politician nor am I looking for an argument over the political feud, But it does seem crazy to me That time and time again The news reports of killings and shootings and not just singular. As I say we have the opposite as I say we have the opposite over here whereby we have no rights yet we have no right to carry weapons Perhaps there should be a happy medium I don't know. I have lovely carried weapons in the past obviously, Which didn't at the time bother me in the slightest however however over the years my attitude has changed very much so . As I say this is not about causing a political argument it's just to give it some thought which clearly cannot be done by the political leaders.

    Hiya lav how are you today then?raining here so not a lot getting done. Julie is painting the kitchen so out of the road I stay!!I fully concur with your comments about retirement. Now then what shall I do today!!!

    Hiya ppqp how are you doing ?hope you get the work done that you need to then bridge tomorrow and Friday off?go for it over here everyone is getting ready for the Queen's platinum jubilee. Street party time we go away on the 4th. Here's a crazy one. Part of the platinum jubilee the Queen gave city status to 10 towns .one of them being Doncaster where Amy lives by making it a city,it has upped the house prices by £10k hope you have a good day.

    Hiya all, wherever you are take care and look after yourself
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    Re: May 22

    Mae all,

    Glad to hear that everyone is safe and well. I was driving back to NE from Minnesota yesterday, and heard the first reports of the shooting, then kept hearing more as I drove through blinding rain the next few hours. Such a tragedy for the families... sending prayers non-stop. I lived in Connecticut when the Sandy Hook massacre happened, and I drove through that town many times in the following years... maybe more people will now wake up to the dangers...

    Pauly, thank you for stopping in... you were on my mind yesterday - anyone with school age children must have been absolutely terrified. Sending you hugs, friend.

    Mick, glad to hear that you have a "plan" to keep Jeeves healthy. I loved the pic of your "traffic Jam"... looks like they were on their way to get the momma sheep sheared! Glad to know after the fact that you didn't slip off of the ladder, yikes. Thanks also for the picture of the peony - I could almost catch the scent of it...

    Sam, so good to know that the wedding went off well. Sorry about the weather, but I think rain is supposed to bring wealth to the couple, right? Thank you also for acknowledging the power of this site, and of the sober friends here. So many lives saved.

    Lav, glad to hear that your weather has improved! And good luck with all your embroidery - I hope that you can still get out and enjoy the sunshine. Cloudy and rainy here again today, but I am grateful for the rain, it is badly needed. And thanks for that mini-instruction on how to get elders out of bed! I didn't have to do that part, as my person's regular overnight helper was always able to be there. But if I need that info at some point, I'll be ready!

    PPQ - hope you get some good help from your medical people. In the meantime, it's great to hear of your resolve. In the words of Winston Churchill, "never, never, never give up!"

    Today is the second anniversary of my husband's passing... I am concentrating on gratitude, being so thankful that we had years together. He loved children... I am seeing him greet the lights of the children that passed yesterday, and welcoming their spirits...

    Sending everyone comfort and wishes for all safety ---

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    Re: May 22

    Greetings friends,

    Still feeling grief over yesterday’s massacre in TX. Total count today, 19 children, 2 teachers & the shooter himself. This is just not OK, it breaks my heart every time something like this happens.
    We NEED massive change in this country & we NEED it now!
    Despite being retired I find myself busy with plenty of things to do every day. Started with a 10 am appt with my new NP. She was great. She said she doesn’t mind taking care of a cranky old retired nurse, Lol
    My BP has been in the happy range for some time now so I’m happy. From there it was a run to Walmart for some stuff then a stop at Walgreens to pick up my renewed meds. Then it was time to get the grandson home from school & finally meet up with my embroidery customer to deliver her things. She ordered more so I will continue my busyness

    PQ, hope the meeting with the boss went well for you. Sorry to hear the Champix was bothering you. I did real well on the nicotine replacement lozenges, just saying. I hope you can work out something that agrees with you& congrats on cutting down. Baby steps

    Mick, we need to replace every stinking Republican in the senate, they’re all owned by the NRA & will always do their bidding. Next, we need to ramp up our ability to identify these nut jobs & do something BEFORE they act out their plans. It’s been reported the shooter was all over the internet boasting about his plan & no one thought to call 911
    I think you like retirement as much as I do. Staying busy is key.

    Cyn, glad to see you. We’ve had clouds for a few days but it’s mild & dry. Rain will be here for the weekend I believe.
    Transferring an older person from bed to chair is not difficult provided they are able to put their full weight on their feet. Otherwise you are basically doing a lot of lifting & that can open you up for injury depending on their size. Hopefully you won’t have to do a lot of that.
    I’m glad you are leaning on your happy memories of your husband

    Pauly, we both have grandkids in school & it’s a constant worry about their safety. I don’t know what else we can do but vote out these Republican gun nuts & get some decent gun legislation passed.

    Hello to Det & Sam.

    Have a nice night all!
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    MAE ALL...

    The boss is ready to pull his hair out! Apparently the prog coord has been approved for long term disability and now he has to wait until October to find out what happens next. He told the board he would be the next person to take disability as this is driving him crazy. He has emailed the lawyer to find out his options. He has no intentions of having a program coordinator position and if she came back he doesn't know what he'd do with her. His plan is to hire two part time people to cover off evenings and weekends. Take some of the pressure off me and himself and use part of her salary to give me a raise. YAY

    Don't know if you remember that awhile ago I asked the boss if I could purchase a laptop using an employee purchase agreement of $100/pay cheque totaling $850, which he agreed to. Today he told me in appreciation of stepping up and doing the programs they have decided to pay off my laptop. The current payments will stop and I will be reimbursed the money I've paid so far. I was flabbergasted! It sure felt good to be recognized for my commitment.

    Pauly...I'm sure we all shed a tear for the kids. I am so grateful for our gun regulations in Canada. Hope you had a good day.

    Mick...when I was visiting my sister in London I thought it was really strange that the bobbies only had batons to stave off the bad guys. I am always nervous driving through the states especially the ones that have open carry laws. It just looks so strange to see people walking around with guns strapped to themselves. Nope, still haven't done the work I was planning on and quite frankly if it doesn't get done tomorrow morning it can wait till next week. I am in bridge and vaca mode and that's not going to change. LOL

    TG...you and your driving through blinding rain! I going to have to send you a weather app! Glad you made it safely. I can't believe it's been 2 years! I really like your attitude, you've got this.

    Lav...we had almost summer weather today but like you we're expecting rain on the weekend. I have transitioned to Nicorette gum and spray. I can use the gum for long term nicotine replacement and the spray is supposed to help with the habit part of withdraw. I will ask about the lozenges. I will go over all this again and make a new plan.

    Waves to Sam & Det. Have a good night all....PPQP

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    Re: May 22

    hiya everyone how are we today then? It is blowing a hooley over here today..really really windy.I ve stayed out of the road and Julie finished the kitchen off....without me being there .I decided to go out on a bimble to come back ...job done with no interference from me !thunderstorms forecast and then bright sunny weather after .

    hiya ppqp how are you then?thats brilliant about them paying off the laptop.as for the disability for the co-ord ..yep I guess it is good to see the back of her,but you have got to wonder about the justice in her getting a payout.

    Bobbies over here now have come on a little bit since the days of truncheons only ..most bobbies now have extendable batons,and then they have those with tasers ,and then armed bobbies top of the pile .In the prison service ,only now are they trialling tasers ...there is no lethal force ..in my day on the landings we had wooden truncheons ,but hey .you enjoy your vacation and bridge mode ...you deserve it.

    hiya Lav, glad your blood pressure is ok ..good for you .I watched a load of stuff on the news about Trump addressing the NRA...that just about sums it up. why is everyone so hooked on the constitutional rights to bear arms ?on the other hand everyone has the right to a private life in safety and security ,...so when you get a just turned 18 year old able to go out and buy semi automatic assault rifles and then ruins /destroys 21 peoples right to life ,then I would say the constitutional blanket right to bear arms must be re visited.
    On another note ..yep I def enjoy retirement ...I work because I want to work and when ..Im at the dentist tomorrow ...check up thats all.


    hiya teegee ..Im glad you managed to focus on the good times with your husband ..he is still with you in spirit and your heart ..take care and stay safe.look after yourself .

    big shout to everyone else .
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    Re: May 22

    Greetings friends,

    Still gloomy here but no rain has arrived yet. Looks to be the typical damp Memorial Day weekend here. I may try to do a cookout on Monday - we’ll see.
    YB’s truck is in the body shop to get the tailgate damage repaired after the Amish guy ran into him with a corn planter, haha! Now I have to share my car I guess.

    PQ, congrats on the laptop payoff, that’s great!! Obviously the boss values you & your work ethic
    Here’s hoping the program coordinator is gone for good, things seem to be running much better without her presence.
    Glad your Quit Smoking plan is evolving, good for you

    Cyn, thinking of you & hoping all is well.

    Hello to Pualy, Det & Sam.

    Have a nice night all!
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    Re: May 22

    Hello to all -
    Mick, you must enjoy a windy walk to head out when itís blowing a Hooley! Glad that the sun came out... is Jeeves still doing okay? Hope so...

    Lav, how wonderful that you have more orders from the same person - no surprise! Anytime someone sees your work, they will always want more...

    Pauly, sending love - give those babies hugs from all of us.

    PPQ, congrats!!! A boss that sees your worth... nothing better than that... (and canít the PC just be fired? Sheesh!!! Good luck with that...

    I am trying to get through some jobs here at my apartment before I go to be a part of grand-nieces graduation, and then house/dog sitting for a few days.

    Greetings to you Sam, and anyone else dropping by... take care ... Wishing all well ó-

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