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Faucet Nose

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I have been totally miserable for the last couple of days. I started thinking about it, and I can recall once that I had a cold during all the time we were living in an RV, and never during the last seven years while we lived here. While we were in Mexico, during 1993, most people, including the BW, were miserable for a couple of weeks, but I had a flu shot and never got sick.

I am taking all sorts of home remedies and patent medicines, but nothing works for very long. The one thing that worries me is that I'm living with three other people now, and I'm trying hard not to spread it around. I had head a couple of times that something was going around, but didn't think much about it. This is like being a kid again, in Ohio during the winter, having a few miserable colds each year. It's really frustrating. The hot shower is best, but once you get out it fades away fairly quickly.

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TUDI4480 12/30/2010 3:51PM

    Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Take good care of yourself. Be gentle. Get good rest. Look forward to 2011.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALEXTHEHUNN 12/29/2010 8:35AM

    Just be generous and gentle with yourself and allow yourself to get past this.

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DREWOFOLE 12/28/2010 11:51PM

    Nice reading your posts .When I saw the sailboat picture then the jacarranda tree I knew You were in Florida.Best wishes to ya.Andy

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MRDPOLING 12/28/2010 9:42PM

    first, sorry you are under the weather. Hope you get better fast!

Secondly, I misread your headline as "Faucet Noise" and kept wondering why you weren't writing about the noisy faucet. hehehe!

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MS.ELENI 12/28/2010 9:26PM

    All you can do is get plenty of rest,fluids and chicken noodle soup always tastes good. Feel better

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LADYRH 12/28/2010 7:42PM

    Sorry you feel punk, have you tried a warm water humidifier?
Drink lots of water and take lots of C this is a natural antihistamine.
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No Walk Today

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I have been walking the dogs a couple of miles the last two days and woke up with a raw esophagus this morning. I didn't walk them today, and haven't left the house. I guess that makes it a good Sunday, but I wish I didn't feel misery coming on.

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MS.ELENI 12/27/2010 8:41PM

    Sounds like you are getting sick.The weather isn't the best to be out and about in. Stay warm and feel better

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S3XYDIVASMOM 12/27/2010 12:34AM

    I wish also that you didn't have the misery coming on. Y'all take care of yourself and I'm sure you'll be walking the dogs shortly.

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ALEXTHEHUNN 12/26/2010 8:16PM

    So sorry you're feeling bad. Treat yourself gently and allow time to recover.

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BREWMASTERBILL 12/26/2010 6:43PM

    Gargle salt water. Drink lots of water and/or green tea, double up on vitamins. Any time I feel a little something coming on, I do this and I haven't been sick in nearly 3 years. I also do zinc lozenges, but based on research, it's probably a waste of money. But I'm not messing with my "magic formula". heh.

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MRDPOLING 12/26/2010 6:29PM

    Hope it is just a single day bug and that you feel better tomorrow. Try some hot tea with whiskey in it. hehehe!

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TUBLADY 12/26/2010 6:24PM

    Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. I hope you are soon feeling like you are ready to walk the dogs .
I am sure they will miss those walks.
Take care of yourself.
Hope you are fit as a fiddle to start the New Year.
I am still enjoying the winter weather in Aspen, having a good time. emoticon emoticon

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Clay Bar

Friday, December 24, 2010

At my age I would have thought that I knew all about cleaning the outside of a car, but there was an article in today's paper on Detailing. The news (for me) was that there is a "clay bar" sold at auto supply stores, and the clay bar and a special lubricant (or car wash liquid) removes contaminants, such as tar or sap, which are stuck to the paint. That was news to me, and I feel the need to buy a clay bar before I wash a car again. I'm pretty lazy, and I only get around to actually washing every six months or so. When I do wash them, I wax them too.

The other bit of news was that there is a way to get the black deposits on the wheel covers. You use "liquid wheel cleaner" and an old toothbrush. The front wheel covers on the Dodge have been getting slowly blacker over 10 years, and I can't get it all off. There is a little more every year and they don't look so good close up. I plan to look for liquid wheel cleaner too.

I have touch-up paint for both cars, an air compressor with a blow nozzle on a quick disconnect, a shop vacuum, and everything else it takes to clean up a car (I think). Now I know that there's always something else cropping up while my back is turned.

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MS.ELENI 12/26/2010 2:55PM

    This is the area where I pretend to be helpless and tell Bill it is a man's job. emoticon emoticon

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ALEXTHEHUNN 12/25/2010 8:16AM

    I've never heard of the clay bar thing either, but there's tons of stuff I don't know about cars, so it doesn't mean much.

Merry Christmas!


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MRDPOLING 12/25/2010 7:12AM

    Clay? Car washing? On Christmas? Must be a Florida thing. hehe

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S3XYDIVASMOM 12/24/2010 11:11PM

    I have a braand-new car but I'm not thinking about washing it until the weather warms up.

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PICKIE98 12/24/2010 6:11PM

    That is the fun of spare time and a cool car: looking at it, enjoying it, babying it!! In Michigan, we are lucky NOT to have rust, so baby them whne we can,, my car dealership has a free drive through car wash,, just like downtown!! Today is is only 21 degrees, so I have to wait until it warms up over 32 degrees to go through it or the doors and locks freeze up!!
Detailing is for those five months of the eyar when it is warm enough to be outdoors..

I am wondering if that clay bar works like rubbing compound, ,, only more dense.. have fun!!

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Picky Body

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I drove down to the Old Town Café in downtown Palm Harbor this morning to have coffee with Annie and Jerzy. I sat there in a t-shirt, long sleeved oxford shirt, and heavy hooded sweatshirt and was cold. Annie and Jerzy sat there in t-shirts with bare arms. Jerzy was comfortable, and Annie was too hot. She was sitting in the sun, and I was sitting in the shade. We traded places, and then we both were comfortable.

This whole thing reminds me of the early 20th century where the English or French troops would travel to Egypt and then spend three months acclimating themselves to the weather there. I remember when we first came down here in the winter and I thought it was wonderful - and one January when I was out at China Lake in the morning. I was standing there with my suit coat unbuttoned and my tie flapping in the breeze when a native came by on a bike wearing a heavy winter coat, gloves, and a hat with ear-flaps pulled down. I couldn't believe it then.

I guess after seven years living in Florida full time I've become acclimated to the summer instead of the winter.

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MS.ELENI 12/26/2010 2:58PM

    is theOld Town Café nice.We have never been there. I am always hot when everyone else is cool.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 12/22/2010 10:25PM

    We have a China Lake near here. It's 35 feet deep and this time of year it's frozen solid. I challenge you to visit our lake with your suit coat unbuttoned and your tie flapping.

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MRDPOLING 12/22/2010 4:06PM

    LOL! I can picture you walking the streets of Florida in January wearing a bright orange, overstuffed, Parka and fur lined boots! LOL!

If I can down there right now I'd probably be running around the streets in a Speedo! (Don't picture that or you might go blind!) hehe!

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Visiting Happy Campers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The sun is shining (both yesterday and today) and Annie and Jerzy think it's warm, although I still think it's cold. I gave them my car and the BW and I are getting along with just one. They're out running the streets again - we only see them in the morning and at night because they're out for coffee in the morning, then shopping for food, etc., or at the beach. I think 70 degrees with a brisk wind is nasty, but they're happy.

We agreed that there's too much food and we will eat leftovers for dinner tonight. The cabbage and sausage soup the BW made is still here - more than a gallon of it, the fried pork quinoa that I made is still in the refrigerator, and there is leftover fish from last night.

Although Betty had said that tomorrow was an open day, Annie called and something was wrong. They decided that we would all go to Ocala on the 30th, which is fine by me.

We all did watch television last night - a British show called Doc Martin. It's a series that runs through four seasons, and the BW found it on one of the PBS stations here. I found all four seasons, and we started with season one. Each week you would get one 45 minute show on the air, but with Netflix we watched the first three shows last night, which was equivalent to a fairly long movie. I was surprised but Annie and Jerzy wanted to watch more shows too, and the BW commented that she is glad that we have a subscription now. I guess that's a good Christmas present - she told me not to do it three times, but had asked for four years (intermittently) about signing up for it. It's hard for me to understand what she wants because she won't just tell me.

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TUDI4480 12/22/2010 1:09AM

    70's with a nasty wind sounds pretty good compared to the stormy 40's we've been having on our coast.

Happy Holidays to you and yours REXTINE1...May all the blessings of joy, health, abundance, and gratitude continue on through 2011.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 12/21/2010 8:53PM

    I have to agree with Annie and Jerzy. 70 sounds pretty warm. I guess it all depends on where you're coming from.

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MRDPOLING 12/21/2010 8:12PM

    I've heard good things about Doc Martin. Got to try to catch it on the tube someday.

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