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Early to Rise

Monday, January 03, 2011

It has been warm that last couple of days, and I feel mostly well. Unfortunately, the BW and Jerzy are both under the weather. Tomorrow I have to roll out at about 3:00 to get Annie to the airport, and maybe Jerzy. Annie wanted to know if he could stay until he got better - a week or so, but the BW said she couldn't take another week, maybe two or three days. At this point I don't know what will happen.

Meanwhile I have made more copies, gotten my class list, and called everyone to remind them that they need to be there early tomorrow. With luck I will be done with everything by 5 PM, and then I'll probably just sack out. If Jerzy stays over it will cost him at least $200 to change his ticket, and he'll probably get another early flight. It's 30 miles to the Tampa airport, through traffic almost all the way. At least traffic is light at 4 AM.

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MRDPOLING 1/3/2011 10:21PM

    Sorry they are down with bugs. The belly flu has been getting passed around here. It is terrible. 3 days of shouting europe at the sink and then about another week and a half to get back to full strength.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 1/3/2011 9:54PM

    I was glad to have my company and I was glad to see them go home. Normality is good.

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MS.ELENI 1/3/2011 7:16PM

    Glad to see you are feeling better. Bill and I are so anti social we don't even have an extra bed in the house emoticon

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Better Day

Friday, December 31, 2010

I have been taking cold medicine and sleeping a lot, both night and day, because Annie gave me generic Nyquil, which puts you to sleep. For whatever reason, I felt pretty good today, and hope to feel even better tomorrow.

I went to Walgreens this afternoon after I woke up and bought some daytime and nighttime cold medicine - generic Tylenol multi-symptom nightime and daytime cold medicines. They had a buy-one-get-one-free on both, so I'm equipped for both me and the BW, who is starting to feel the cold coming on now. I suppose it might be from me, but on the other hand there are a lot of people sick in this area right now. It's ironic, because the sun was shining and the high was 75, which you don't think of as cold weather, but a couple of days ago the bird bath was frozen and the grass was covered with frost in the morning. I suspect we just didn't move far enough south.

Regardless of the weather, I hope that my cold won't last more than a week and I feel all better by Sunday without medicine.

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TUDI4480 1/1/2011 11:52PM

    I do hope you and your wife get healthy fast so you can enjoy this brand new year! Be well. All the best. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MS.ELENI 1/1/2011 9:45PM

    I hope you feel better soon

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S3XYDIVASMOM 1/1/2011 9:07PM

    We went out last night and cleared off our car in case we had to leave in a hurry. We didn't, but one of the fancy features on our new car is that it reads the outside temperature. It said it was 3 degrees. Brrrrrrrrrrrr! I was pretty much two layers deep all over and I was wishing that I'd doubled up the gloves. I'm glad your cold is getting better. I love Nyquil and all the generic knock-offs. With this on board, we can get through the cold season.

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MRDPOLING 12/31/2010 6:48PM

    Oh love me some NyQuil. It is a yummy after dinner drink when served over ice! heheheheheheh!

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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.
Blessings emoticon

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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.

Comment edited on: 12/27/2010 12:40:21 AM

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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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