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Happy Spring

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Well its supposedly the second day of spring today. You wouldn't know it by looking outside - we have got about a foot of snow (AT LEAST) since last week. Its disgusting. The only saving grace is that my back stopped hurting (FOR NOW). I still get the odd twinge in between my should blades but I can live with THAT demon. I will post some pictures perhaps tomorrow. TGTF.

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CHESAKAT41 3/26/2013 11:37PM

    Everyone is longing for spring this year. I remember about 7 years ago when I first move back to LI, NY we had tons of snow and I couldn't wait for spring especially coming up from a warmer VA. But, I am retired and don't have to go out in it unless I want to. When we got that 3" of snow last month my car was buried for 4 days - I can imagine how it was in the Big Apple! I have a feeling it is going to be super hot this summer and then we will pray for Autumn. I hope you have a glorious day tomorrow filled with joy, happiness and love...LI, NY sends you a wave...

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    We are under a winter storm warning from 10 A.M. today till 7 A.M. tomorrow. We may get 6 inches of snow. UGH. This is southern Illinois, not Alaska!!

I'm glad your back is better.

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DOVESEYES 3/22/2013 12:35AM

    The warm sun when it comes will warm up your back and soothe it :)

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/21/2013 10:00PM

    Happy Spring ... and it is still kkkkk cold on the High Plains where I have been running.

Comment edited on: 3/21/2013 10:01:32 PM

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Hello again

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Well I think I finally figured out why I have been a (progressively worse) cripple this week - I guess it serves me right to being bullheaded and moving a treadmill this weekend (into the house by myself mostly including the stairs). I am going to be even more stupid and pump iron tonight as so far doing nothing and eating painkillers like they were M&M's (remember those - sure you do !!) -I should ask Dr House for some Vicodin.

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GAYLLYNNE 3/14/2013 8:52AM

    Be careful. Don't do more than your body can handle. You'll be great, just hang on and keep moving!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/13/2013 11:38PM

    Be careful!

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DOVESEYES 3/13/2013 11:09PM

    OUCH that must really hurt. Take care of yourself. Rest ing when in pain is as much of the routine as working out.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/13/2013 10:47PM

    LOL. I remember M&Ms. They were my vicodin. I was formerly addicted to them. Ate a bag of peanut ones every day back in the good old days.

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MOMMAGINI 3/13/2013 10:32PM

    Why???? If you are still hurting from something you did over the weekend, perhaps you should stick to cardio and gentle strength training while the muscles heal?

You will feel better and make progress as long as you stick with your good habits, but you don't need to abuse yourself!

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Awkward but good for my soul

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Well as its Lent, we went and did ( what was a one time a commoner thing) to our church the diocese had a "confession day" (where the parish priest is supposed to hear confessions today and supposedly be available for a 12 hr window- I know I am not doing a good job of explaining it). Anyway its the one thing I really have mixed feelings about at times. Especially when you know the clean feeling ain't gonna last.

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 3/8/2013 4:31PM

    God knows what is in your heart. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    LOL. Planning on sinning again right away? LOL. My dad and brother are Catholics. I'm not. I always wondered about their confessions. Jeff's language would curl anyone's hair and Dad is really wild and is quite the commandment breaker. I guess it gives the priest something a little more interesting to hear than my 87 year old God mother confessing to being rarely cranky and snappish.

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ELLENIRENE 3/7/2013 4:58AM

    I always hated confession. still do.

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DOVESEYES 3/6/2013 10:41PM

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over a month

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Hi I really miss spending more time on here but it feels likes its been more and more hectic - like last week I was having trouble with the washing machine NOT draining (it goes into the floor drain in the basement and started backing up) I managed to try to unblock it (and managed to mangle my hand in the process as the drain is about a foot under the floor and it goes right into a trap - there should be MORE room to negotiate a snake into the stupid thing but I keep thinking whover poured the floor was slovenly. Therefore it ends up being like inserting your hand into an inside-out bacteria infested cheese grater (don't forget it is a SEWER). A couple of days later after feeling sort of sorry for myself and my ineptitude as a "handyman" I happened to be down there looking at the water level in the drain and happened to notice it move UP and DOWN several inches. I happened to ask my wife a couple of minutes later as she came downstairs (I thought perhaps she had had a shower but she had just flushed the toilet). I started to suspect that perhaps there was more to the story, Later on that evening the sewer proper back up (not a lot but enough to announce its PRESENCE) . I went and called the city and they came out the next day as there were calls ahead of us (thankfully the fire dept doesn't operate in a similar fashion). Anyhow they put a camera down (after BREAKING my plug to my cleanout) and determined the blockage was 30.5 m out (roughly 100') so it was determined the the blockage was on the city property, They ran a snake down and unblocked it (apparently they had to connect 5 sections together). Not to mention I guess that save me having to rent one and do it myself (I have done that NOT a pleasant job). Needless to say I am glad that was taken off of my shoulders. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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DOVESEYES 3/3/2013 1:49AM

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/2/2013 11:55PM

    Glad to see you back.

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    I was wondering if you were dead!!! And from the sounds of the gross stuff you have had to deal with you almost were. Total ICK!!!! I really feel for you. Nightmare!!!

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almost friday

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thanks for the support. I am feeling somewhat better. (I better be the antibiotics are GONE) emoticon . Even though I thought I had a good handle on things I still woke up upset a few times this week (I think I was dreaming about Sam) I also had a couple of dreams about a place I used to work for (that basically is a shadow of its former self). I get the unenviable pleasure of moving ,y mother in law this weekend (I think she is NOT looking forward to leaving her home).

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/31/2013 10:16PM

    I just started antibiotics today and prednisone. Ugh.

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