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Sunday....it's warming up again...

Sunday, July 08, 2012

It's almost 90 degrees today and grandson is cleaning out the gutters today. I don't think he will last too long out there in the hot sun.

Perhaps the gutters will work a little better if they are cleaned out....

Eventually they need replacing and hope to get drain tiling done in the basement.

It seems there is no end to repairs, upkeep etc with home ownership.

However, I haven't lived in an apt for about 30 years and wonder if the adjustment will be difficult.

I am thinking of other possibilities (like buying a smaller house in a less expensive suburb), but for now I am waiting for the real estate market to recover. I have noticed quite a few houses selling in our neighborhood so am hopeful selling will be a possibility in a few years.

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UMUCGRAD 7/8/2012 6:42PM

    I live a home that's part of my employment so I have no costs. and, like a renter, I just call when something needs doing. I don't miss owning my own home. It was ALWAYS something. I hated it. And I'm not handy at all so I always had to get somebody to do the work. I plan to retire to a community where all the upkeep is part of the price. Easy (albeit more expensive) living.

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MSLZZY 7/8/2012 12:41PM

    Pluses and minuses to both sides but for now, I can
handle maintenance. 10 years down the road, it might
be a different story. Stay cool. HUGS!

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NESARIAN 7/8/2012 12:14PM

    I agree home ownership is a constant to-do list. The perks are so nice though that I do not mind!

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Strange work week...seemed like 2 Mondays...

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Today almost everyone was tired and yawning from staying up too late watcing fireworks and partying. (I went to bed early and woke up to the local fireworks.)

But then I tossed and turned most of the night. Hope tonight is a better sleeping night, though it is still about 90 degrees at 9:00.

Our heat wave is going to end on Saturday and I am looking forward to that. It has been too hot to go anywhere other than work. emoticon

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QUORNDAWG 7/6/2012 3:36PM

    It does seem like 2 Mondays. On the flip side, we had 2 Fridays

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MSLZZY 7/6/2012 7:39AM

    The heat is to break later today and I will be happy to
see it go. Yesterday did feel like another Monday but
for now, emoticon it's FRIDAY!
HUGS and get some sleep this weekend!

Comment edited on: 7/6/2012 7:40:19 AM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/6/2012 2:19AM

    After all the fireworks last night, Mother Nature decided to get in on the act. We had thunderstorms and lots of lightning for over an hour.
Drink plenty of water and stay in the AC whenever possible.

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Rheumatologist agreed with my plans to prevent further osteopenia...

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I need to exercise more (especially walking) and take 1200 mg of calcium per day.

That seems pretty simple but he said it was not severe enough for any prescription medication as it is only osteopenia and not osteoporosis.


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SHEILA-45 7/5/2012 11:13AM

    Sunshine, walk, and added calcium - that's what's called for! You can get extra calcium from dark leafy greens too. Fresh spinach salads, broccoli and kale are a few. My sister recommended eating the broccoli stems - they are very sweet; just cut them up in long strips like carrots. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2012 12:44AM

    Great news!!! Hope you had a safe and blessed Fourth of July.
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MSLZZY 7/4/2012 10:30AM

    That's good news! Have a safe and healthy 4th of July! HUGS!

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worked 2 hours in yard before it got hot today...

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

It was around 80 degrees but so humid...I did get quite a bit done on my patio and planted my container garden except for the seeds. I want to have some radishes, lettuce and peapods. It turned out to be a bigger job than expected but am glad I got an early start. I have tomatoes, parsley, coriander, and basil so far from plants I purchased. Tomorrow will plant the seeds and am excited to have some homegrown produce. emoticon

We gave the grandson the day off as the actual temperature is supposed to be about 102 degrees, so there is no point in him working today. He will come again on

It was so hot yesterday the road crew (redoing our road) closed early afternoon as it became unbearable. I am sure they are glad today is the 4th, also.

I hope they do the blacktopping soon as it is so inconvenient not being able to use our road from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. every day (Monday thru Friday). Sometimes they even work on the weekend and we have to park at the end of the block and walk through our neighbors front yards (not easy if you are carrying anything). I think the weather is supposed to cool down by the weekend. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2012 12:43AM

    Glad you decided to wait until the weekend for your grandson to finish up. We are under a heat advisory here through tomorrow night as the heat index is to be 100+. Hope they will get your road finished soon. Be careful in this heat and be sure to drink plenty of water.
Blessings and hugs,

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MERRYMARY42 7/4/2012 6:12PM

    it seems like everywhere they are tearing up streets, adding curbs, driveways and sidewalks, they are even planting trees in the frontage areas, well good if it is putting someone to work,
I sure do hope it cools down soon, I picked some cherry tomatoes this morning and I have several winter type squash that looks ready to harvest, not sure, I too love to plant and harvest them, but it is a lot of work in between fighting the weeds, and watering everything, but I do enjoy it.
Happy Fourth

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MSLZZY 7/4/2012 10:32AM

    Stay safe in this heat! We will have that loveliness next
year when they tear up our street to replace the 80+
year old sewer system. Way overdue!

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Urgent care for broken toenail....

Monday, July 02, 2012

I ran my bare foot into the wheel on my bedframe about 10 days ago and thought I had only broken off the end of the nail until I went swimming on Saturday and the whole thing just popped off the top of my 4th toe except for about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the corner which I tried to dislodge but the pain was too much. So on Sunday morning when the Urgent Care opened at 9:00 a.m. I walked in and had the doctor finish removing it for me. The last part require some anesthetic but most was done without it until I just couldn't hold still. Luckily I will be able to go to work and bought some men's sandals so I can wear some shoes that won't hurt my toe today at work.

I am glad I took care of that yesterday cause it could have gotten infected and I didn't want to take time off work for a podiatrist appointment. On Tuesday this week I have to work a split shift to have a follow-up with my rheumatologist and I will discuss my bone scan results with him as I wasn't very happy with the reaction from my internist (none). I am hoping to find out what to do to prevent further bone loss, especially in my hips which showed a low level of osteopenia. Thank goodness I won't have to work on the 4th and my grandson will come again to finally put the finishing touches on the yard which looks very spiffy. I hope he can clean out the gutters that day and help me with planting my patio garden. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2012 12:36AM

    So glad that you were able to get that toenail taken care of. Glad it didn't have a chance to get infected. I can't imagine how that must hurt...shuddering.

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WINACHST 7/2/2012 7:58AM

    Ouch! I dropped a log on my foot last fall and lost a toenail because of it. Good that you got your taken care of so it did not get infected.

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NELLJONES 7/2/2012 7:52AM

    I have also had the badly stubbed toenail that had to be removed. It takes forever to grow back, but it will.

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MSLZZY 7/2/2012 6:54AM

    Glad you took care of that yesterday. We have to drive
35 minutes to find a clinic open on a Sunday. Otherwise
you visit the ER and that gets very spendy. Take good
care of your foot and enjoy your "spiffy" yard! HUGS!

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