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Made it to Seattle

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

True to form, our vacation is off to an adventurous start. In Birmingham the airline couldn't find our reservation. When we got to our gate in Atlanta, the attendant said it was moved to another gate, when we got there, it was in another terminal and loading. Had to run (with MIL in wheelchair) to catch plane. The plane had "mechanical problems" and a replacement (different flight number) was at the gate. Got on the plane, found our seats and had a little old lady sitting next to me. She ordered a salad and Jack Daniels for lunch. You got it, threw it up soon there after, yup, on me too. Arrived in Seattle (beautiful area) and had rented a car from Enterprise. The only car rental agency with no office at the airport. Had to take a shuttle to their office to get the car. Finally got the car, and made it to DH's cousin's house. They treated us to dinner at Beach Café. GREAT food, beautiful views. Tomorrow we get a tour of the town.

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MAKULEWAHINE 9/12/2009 12:30PM

    You couldn't have picked a better time to visit Seattle. I live in Olympia and believe me when I say this is the best it gets...even if it were in July. Glad you got all the misfortune over with at the beginning. It means the rest of the trip will be awesome. (And some people wonder why I don't fly anymore!)

Enjoy our area.
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EDWARDS1411 9/11/2009 11:52PM

    Wow - the start of your vacation sure sounds like Murphy's Law kicked in!! Have a great time!!!

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TEXQUILTMAMA 9/8/2009 11:01AM

    Hey Lady,
My mom and her family and mine all live in Seattle and around that area.. I wish you could have fit me in your suitcase..Have a wonderful time, it is a gorgeous city and say hi to her majesty..That beautiful mountain is what my aunt says good morning to every morning on her way to work!Have fun.. Joyce emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRDRAPES 9/8/2009 7:31AM

    My sister lives in Seattle-enjoy your time, it is beautiful scenery!

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GRAMMYEAC 9/8/2009 6:08AM

    Enjoy, Bev.

If you have the chance to do some long touring, take in the Olympic Peninsula. There are gorgeous sights to be seen there! And, there's a picture of me in the Skagit Valley (north of Seattle) on my Spark Page.

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Not back yet

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

After 5 days on my antibiotics for the diverticulitis, I'm still not quite back to normal yet. The low residue diet doesn't provide a lot of substance, but helps with the discomfort. I rode 14 miles this morning, and probably should not have. It was very hot and even drinking lots of water and eating before the ride, I got over heated. May skip the ride tomorrow, or stick to the tandem.

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MAKULEWAHINE 8/11/2009 4:34PM

    Take it easy girl. I know it's frustrating, but sounds like you should back off on the heavy exercising and just do light stuff. The tandem sounds good unless your partner likes to push it hard. Relax...easier said than done, I know. Hang in there and you will be back on track soon.

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1BEARWIFE 8/11/2009 3:28PM

    Hey Woman!! What are you doing to yourself?? Why not give your body a chance to heal? You won't fall into a heap and gain 20 pounds if you miss a few days of heavy workout. Either you take care of yourself, or I am heading to your house to do it for you!!!
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How not to spend the night.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Yesterday started out just great. Went for a short (18 miles) ride on my new bike, had a great lunch, took the grands to get back to school shoes. But as the day progressed, I just didn't feel well, and by 10 was cramping, had a fever and felt crummy. So off to the ER I to. I was the only patient there (hard to believe, I know), and got straight in. Seems my diverticulitis has flared up and I will be sidelined for a few days. I have 7 days of Flagyl and Cipro, low residue diet, no exercise. Spent a miserable night freezing, cramping, and not sleeping, but other than that, all will be well. You just never know what to expect when you get up in the morning.

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1BEARWIFE 9/14/2009 10:30AM

    18 miles for a SHORT ride???? I'm worn out just thinking about it! Stay well, my friend! Sandy emoticon

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MEEPMEEP09 8/7/2009 2:23PM

    wow, long night for you. Get better soon!

18 miles is a short ride on your bike? What's a long ride?
I'd be gasping for air!


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NANA2AVALIAM 8/7/2009 10:49AM

    Hi, I hope you are feeling better today! Val

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 8/6/2009 1:12PM

    great job on the bike ride. I am so sorry about your night in the ER. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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JGMK55 8/6/2009 11:07AM

    Sorry you are feeling so poorly. I hope it doesn't take long until you are back on your feet and feeling awesome! But, wow - 18 miles is incredible!!!! Janice

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GCHUNG 8/6/2009 9:04AM

    Wow - I hope you feel better. I am not familiar with diverticultis but the symptoms don't sound very fun. Hope its a short bout and you're back on your wheels.

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Adventures in life

Monday, July 06, 2009

What is life but one big adventure. You wake up in the morning and anything can happen.

We started slowly redecorating the house, made it through the bathrooms with out a divorce. That is good. Started on the Grandboys' playroom, got the closets emptied, ceiling painted, and started painting the closets when the air conditioner went haywire. The condensation pan rusted out and started running through the secondary drain into the floor of the storage room .... Of course the unit is located in the attic over the play room, which is now in danger of having the ceiling flooded. OK, we survived that, got the AC replaced (another adventure) and started back painting. Ran out of paint and had to get more. The company changed the base and even though it is the same "color" it isn't the same "color" which means another coat. Sure hope we have enough paint this time. Will 4 gallons do a 14 x 15 room?

Next, went to the orthodontist Friday. Got rubber bands. They say wear them 24/7, eating, brushing, sleeping, everything. I don't remember having to wear them to eat or when brushing last time I had braces. But being the good patient, I have tried it this weekend. I may can manage the eating part if I cut very small bites and don't eat anything harder than a scrambled egg. But the brushing can't be done. Nope, can't be done. What harm can 10 minutes a day without rubber bands do? We shall see.

Next adventure, brought home 8 dozen ears of corn to put up in the morning. Gotta love that fresh corn.

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JGMK55 7/6/2009 2:36PM

    You are one busy lady!!! Corn isn't in yet here in western NY, but I can't wait. One year, when our adult kids were little, we froze 45 dozen ears of corn. The 'kids' still remind me that although they hated the work, it was the best year for corn they can remember. I don't think they would 'volunteer' to do that many ear again! Have a great day. Janice

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Spring adjustments

Sunday, April 05, 2009

I think I am finally getting used to the braces. I have settled into a new routine of eating-cleaning and things are getting better. I still have difficulty with crunchy things and won't be able to bite into a fruit till they come off, but I can slice my fruits up and who needs crunchy anyway.

With the improved weather DH and I have been getting out and riding more. He finished building the new mountain bike tandem and it is a dream. So light I can pick it up with one hand. It is much stiffer than the old one so I get more bounce in the back, but it really takes the hills well. Too bad it is going to be cold next week, I would love to ride more. But we gotta get ready for the MCMC on the 11th so there won't be a lot of riding.

The Florida Safari is coming up too. We will leave 17th and I can't wait. Sure missed going last year and it will be nice to see old friends and meet new ones. We have lots of people we have met on other rides that will be making their first Safari this year, hope they love it as much as I do.

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JGMK55 4/5/2009 3:16PM

    Bev, Congrats on the braces. I never needed them but my grandson sure does - at 8 yrs old we know it's just a matter of time before we're taking him to the orthodontist. How awesome you had the courage to do this as an adult. Way to go and have fun on the Florida Safari (what is that, by the way? LOL). janice

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