PICKIE98's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PICKIE98 PICKIE98's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ July 4, Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955379 I am having a such a wonderful day today! <BR> I had eight and half blissful hours of sleep, got up once for rest room. Rose, showered, finished my laundry. I did my grocery shopping, saved a LOT of $$, picked up some beautiful Traverse City cherries, their festival is this week, so the cherries are all over Michigan. I love buying fresh produce from the market! <BR> <BR> The best part of today is actually from last night. I called Steve Harmon, owner of Harmon's Birchwood Resort in Pa... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:43:35 EST July 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954986 A VERY busy day at work. I actually had to stay and sit down just to cool off long enough to drive home. I was so hot I could hardly see ! <BR> <BR> Others were doing the same. People want you to hop to, be on the move constantly, regardless of how hot or frazzled you are and look! <BR> <BR> I came home with not a lot of traffic, so far. I would not want to be on the road later on.. <BR> Locals always know enough to stay away from the businesses these few days. I stock up, have car ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 14:20:42 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954503 Slept great last night, workday was very stressful. I worked a little over , but am glad I could go home and get on the treadmill. WHile I was in the basement, I went around and organized the used library books I have not read yet. I still had some from two years ago, plus some very good ones that are antiques(Will Rogers, etc) I never sell my Erma Bombeck, Clive Cussler. <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful day outdoors too! We are going to have great weather for the largest fireworks display i... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:53:30 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953977 Another great day: I had a horrible night last night. Doc confirmed what I figured a few years ago.. hips are bad with arthritis, but this darned right hip is the worst. I tossed and turned a few times, then woke up for a rest room break and my left arm was numb. Drat. <BR> That right hip just kept me awake. I take an aleve at bedtime with my other meds, but last night it was no help. <BR> <BR> However, since I had a stress free day at work(boss still sick)I was determined to start exerci... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:11:47 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953412 It was a nice day at work except the extreme heat and humidity. Boss is sick, laid-back managers here.. <BR> Came home and relaxed, had a snack, no falling asleep in the chair. That is my gauge. <BR> I DID wake up for a rest room break last night..First time.. I was so comfortable I did not want to get up, but... <BR> NO bills in the mail, so all in all, a good night and day.Predicted rain has not arrived yet... <BR> I would love to access the memory card in my cpap machine,, The company... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:03:08 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953411 It was a nice day at work except the extreme heat and humidity. Boss is sick, laid-back managers here.. <BR> Came home and relaxed, had a snack, no falling asleep in the chair. That is my gauge. <BR> I DID wake up for a rest room break last night..First time.. I was so comfortable I did not want to get up, but... <BR> NO bills in the mail, so all in all, a good night and day.Predicted rain has not arrived yet... <BR> I would love to access the memory card in my cpap machine,, The company... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:03:07 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952821 i BOUGHT A NEW WIRELESS keyboard yesterday,, where the heck is the caps key??????? <BR> <BR> Now I have to get used to a new one.. I turned in my empty ink cartridges for a rebate check and used an old gift card,, I hope this setup works better than the wireless one I bought a few years ago. <BR> <BR> Good day at work, kind of quiet, nice people working today... boss day off, ,, <BR> <BR> Nothing much new here ,, I again slept over 8 ours without waking up. I am still trying to wrap ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:13:07 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952105 Answering a few questions here first: I am on room air,, this whole apparatus is the size of a tissue box. I simply fill the reservoir with distilled water, place the head piece on and press start. IT is all programmed to my specifics, the memory card in place, is on auto-shut-off within five seconds of removing the nasal pillows for any reason. Digital readout displays all of the info, all I do is lie down and breathe. <BR> <BR> I again, slept 5.40 hours, BUT I did get up at the end fo... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:46:46 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951660 I am up way too early:that machine has me seeing that I will have more energy, BUT I was so excited about that thought, that I woke after only sleeping for about seven hours. Again, I did not wake up to use the rest room..very BIZARRE. <BR> <BR> I feel groggy, but again, I was told that will happen when I wake up in RAM.. I have lots to do today and it all begins soon. DD is still asleep, so I showered, did my morning things. already have my shopping list, coupons organized. We will ... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:32:02 EST Friday, finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951404 I do not have to ask if everybody is sitting down,,DUH! My cpap recorded that I slept for ,,Drum Roll please!! <BR> <BR> EIGHT AND A HALF HOURS STRAIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I walked in my bedroom, put the pillows in my nose, turned the pap on, lay down, within about five minutes I was asleep. At 5:52 A.M. I woke up. I did not get up to the rest room, I did not open my eyes, I did not awaken at all!! I have not slept like that in over 33 years!!!!!! Not since before my DD wa... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:25:24 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950974 I went to my cpap training appointment.. Very thorough training, fitted me for my headgear and nasal pillow. I just got home.I t was all fitted to my head.. I was so thrilled to start getting some oxygen to my brain starting tonight.. I ahve it all set up except to add the water and plug it in! <BR> <BR> Had a nice big green salad and am ready for bed.. One more day and then I can relax. <BR> Maybe later on, I will tell some more stories..I have lots of interesting ones of my own... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:23:47 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950343 Linda asked if there is any commercial fishing in Michigan..How wonderful that you asked that. Yes, the Native Americans have fishing rights in their treaty, and to use a seine. My great-grandfather and his partner started the Bayport fishery back in the early 1900's. It is still open today, but obviously not with great grandpa or his partner. You can drive up and watch the boats come in, walk in and buy whole fish by the pound, still alive.. Whitefish and perch are the mildest fish here.... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:42:34 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949764 To answer Maringal: You live in Marin County. Hahaha!! Cold to you i s60 degrees. We are swimming in water colder than that!! People that have never been to MIchigan, don't realize that just because they look like blue fingers in a vast country, , think about Lake Michigan. To take the ferry across, from the western-most part of MIchigan to a direct area in Wisconsin, takes 4-6 hours!! This is a huge, barge-like ship that carries trains, buses, people, etc. Not a slow moving boat. ... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:36 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949232 A hot nice day here,, we were supposed to get another thunderstorm.. it is getting overcast here now at 2pm.. we are supposed to get golf ball -sized hail too.. Everybody is battening down the hatches, covering cars with blankets,etc... <BR> <BR> I had a nice day at work after the boss left. She always has to find fault with something I am doing..I don't care if I am just moving an object from point A to point B, she will find a way to tell me that I should be doing it differently.. Today w... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:14:25 EST Summer Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948632 71 degrees, sunny, light breeze, slightly humid.Marking this on this page to record it because it may not happen again until next year!!! <BR> <BR> I miss spending time with my dad today, hugging him, hearing him say how much he likes the card and gift we give him,..no matter what it was, he loved it and appreciated it. Every day is fathers day to me,, I miss him and cannot wait to be hugged by him for eternity.. Him and the Father too! <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:03:04 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948248 Tried an experiment last night. DD hauled out some OTC meds for my nasal congestion at night. HOping to stop that, I took one benadryl. I slept six hours in bed, got up, did laundry, put bills in mailbox, prepared shopping list and coupons, went shopping,, came home and fell asleep in chair for two hours. I stll feel groggy. I also slept three hours in the chair before I even took any meds. <BR> <BR> Scratch off benadryl during the week, I would never be able to make it to work!! TH... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:36:52 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947805 We had a very scary storm last night,.,.possible tornado.. I could not see teh neighbor's house or the end of our front yard... The rain was just DUMPING on everything... I think we got a half inch in fifteen minutes.. That isa LOT of water,even for Michigan. <BR> <BR> DD followed me to dealership and I dropped Vito off to get a water test. His trunk is leaking... Rob says it probably is from the seal around the taillight assembly.. <BR> <BR> We are to go back before closing at five to g... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:50:20 EST Second sleep study finished! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947185 Much easier than the first one. It seemed to go much faster, but I know that is because I knew what to expect. I now wait for doctor and medical supply company to contact me regarding getting a cpap machine. I tested three types of masks,, <BR> <BR> I will also be going back to get another study about six weeks after I start using the machine.. <BR> My oxygen level was way higher than the last time, I only woke up ONCE in the night.. that alone is almost unheard of for me... <BR> <BR>... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:24:08 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946760 An absolutely gorgeous day!! It is beautiful out and I have so much to do before the sleep study. No outdoors time left today..I may leave early and walk the riverwalk a few minutes. I am getting frustrated about the spark tracker..It shows I have 80 steps so far..It has not shown anything since 6:30 this morning... I have no idea what is left of my goal unless I am to believe I only walked 80 steps in 10 hours... <BR> I know it is supposed to synch after five minutes of activity, but it ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:19:18 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946163 Busy, stressful day at work today, but thankfully, I leave before the REAL fun starts!! Had to go to dealership to sign yet another check from my insurance company to the dealer for Vito's surgery. <BR> We now have water in the basement due to the gullywasher we got the past two days of rain. It rains so hard I cannot see our mailbox!! <BR> Just got a call reminder for the sleep study tomorrow evening. I actually went to bed an hour earlier last night(nine hours sleep) to try to make u... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:38:32 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945588 Good day at work, extremely humid(100%) humidity!! Everybody is just sitting still and the perspiration just rolls off them!! ICK! <BR> <BR> Not mush going on here.. just waiting to get to the sleep study and see if I work well with the cpap... <BR> Many Sparkies are using cpaps and I was wondering if anybody would offer suggestions or tips after I get one. I just hope the noise of the machine is not what keeps me awake... <BR> <BR> SO, today, anybody out there who is experiencing pain ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:27:28 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944777 Dark,rain, humid, headache. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:32:22 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944331 Woke up with a sinus headache,, not blinding yet. got to get over to Debbie's and pick up the Laid Back chairs I bought from her.. hope this headache goes away...our supposed bright, sunny 74 degree day is coola nd overcast now at 7:24a.m. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:24:08 EST Stormy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944144 Farmers really needed the rain, but we got a gutter-guzzler!! IT was very windy, water gushing out of downspouts..I had to give my friend a rid home and he lives out in deep farmland.. We say the drain pipes from the fields pouring out water so fast, there was no air space in those pipes! The irrigation tiles were really earning their keep today. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will be going to another friends home to buy the chairs I spoke about earlier..tomorrow afternoon I am going out of town... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:57:03 EST THursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943287 I have a different workday today, so am up a teensy early, but despite the apnea, I feel SOMEWHAT rested.Five more days to sleep study and I have lots to get done. I was busy non-stop after work yesterday. I finally finished up the sewing I have had on the table for two weeks!! Piles of mending.. Two hours of that, then swept the kitchen floor, prepared dinner, hand washed dishes, loaded dishwasher, completely scrubbed backsplash(I made pork chops) and entire exterior of stove, knobs and al... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:29:13 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942718 Woke an hour early this morning, so rose and got some little things done. So grateful to be able to get up, not need hep, I am not in a wheelchair, not needing help with my ADL's, I am able to work, walk, breathe, eat and talk on my own. God's blessings. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:50:15 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942433 NOt much happening here.THe humidity percentage dropped from 100% to about 55% now.The first thing that I thought of when walked outside the workplace: What a beautiful day to go to the beach. Not me, but that is what I thought..Lol! <BR> <BR> I am having more and more bad sleep nights. SUnday night I was up 5 times for rest room, but could not stay breathing.. <BR> one more week before the sleep study. DD and I will be going north in August , bar anything happening to mother then.. Her... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 16:01:02 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941554 It was so nice yesterday,, inside the house..100% humidity outside, in the 80's.. <BR> I finished one book and read a whole other book. IT was nice,, The last book was about dreams and was Scripture related. Got some rest and am ready to tackle the week!! Mon, 8 Jun 2015 06:18:48 EST Overcast Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941148 We had a great trip to Soaring Eagle and the show was funny!! Shorter than I thought, but, then, no commercails!! <BR> <BR> Since I was never there before, after the show we walked all teh way down to the hotel..It is about two football fields away indoors. We did not go into any of the restaurants or enter the hotel, but did walked down the center of the gaming area. When we got to the place earlier, teh very first thing I smelled was UGH! CIGARETTE SMOKE!!! In the parking lot!! <BR> ... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:55:43 EST VITO IS HOME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940563 I finally have my wheels back after 15 days of waiting!! That is the longest I have ever been without a car since I started driving!! <BR> I called Rob when I left work and he told me after three or even this morning, early. I had many errands to run and a haircut appointment morning, so I really, really wanted Vito home then. ROb delivered and they cleaned my car inside and out!! Not that it was dirty, but they wiped everything off, cleaned my leather, etc. NO wax job for a month due to ... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:07:39 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940012 I slept much better last night, propped up on two pillows. IT was not hot in the house either. I am up early and cannot wait to get my workday finished. DD and I will be running errands today instead of weekend because of going out of town for the show tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> We will be leaving in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend all! Fri, 5 Jun 2015 05:47:23 EST Queen of techno-challenged!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939712 Ting!! I just spent 45 minutes on the telephone trying to figure out why my health insurance provider has not been deducting the co-pay automatically!! I got a letter in March about the plan to get auto-withdraw from my checking account. Cool. I went online, spent ten minutes filing out everything, providing them with all of my info, again, re-reading the letter,to the point of calling a friend and reading it to them and they agreed it was automatic withdrawal taken out every month.. okay.... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 15:19:20 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938875 I am leaving for work now,, it is dawn.. I hope everyone has a nice day,, drink that water and move, move, move. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 06:27:39 EST Got our tickets!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938563 Radio station never called us back, so I called them and left a message twice, but finally, today after work, I called again..Got a human and she told me the tickets just came yesterday!! The show is Saturday evening!! (Kathy Griffin) <BR> She also told me that we had to pick the tickets up. DD drove us there and we are the first ones to get ours. DD was angry because the lady told her that they would have mailed them.. Lady told me we HAD to pick them up.. <BR> <BR> Well, if they are as... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 15:23:56 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937972 A regular day at work,, had to drop off some paperwork across town after work,,DD drove me there. I cannot wait until they finish fixing poor Vito and I can get back in the saddle again!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 15:51:54 EST Sunday, very windy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937296 The winds are about 40mph today.. It has not let up one bit! I slept fairly well for me, but after checking my BS and having some breakfast, I was out again in the chair for another three hours. DD finally got tired of yelling for me to wake up and I slept. <BR> <BR> My sleep study is scheduled for June 17. I have a full work week scheduled this week, do not get my schedule for my future week until Thursdays. One advantage I DO have is knowing the routine, the techs, and that I alre... Sun, 31 May 2015 13:25:44 EST Next step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936742 I got a call from the sleep clinic yesterday: I now have an appointment for another sleep study. turns out, my test was so bad that my O2 level went down to 60%. Also, the cutoff point of stopped breaths per hour, to diagnose sleep apnea, is 5 breaths missed/hour. I missed 108! <BR> Doctor ordered me to get there asap to hook me up to the machines again plus the Cpap machine. They waned me in there immediately, but I was sick yesterday and MOnday I am already scheduled to work. <BR>... Sat, 30 May 2015 11:17:58 EST Sick.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936309 home sick from work.. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:56:04 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935540 Back to work, , another scorcher ... I slept better last night inmy own bed, but still feel tired. Thu, 28 May 2015 06:35:14 EST Wednesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935145 Well, I did the sleep study lat night. IT was about 99% easier than I thought it would be. The most annoying thing about it was the wires attached to my legs. I toss and turn all night, as I am a side sleeper. they kept getting stuck around the sheet. THe other wires were not a big deal. The bed was a nice queen size, nice pillows, but I did bring my own. THe bedroom had a nice tv, temp control, fans, recliner, private bathroom, sitting area with table and chairs. <BR> <BR> Everythi... Wed, 27 May 2015 12:22:05 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934566 It is still very muggy: 100% humidity!! high 80's again... I was very happy to get out of work a few minutes early today.. I really raced to get my job done and get out. DD and I went right to Kroger to fill up her gas tank and our many gas cans.. It was the east I have paid for gas in over a decade!! $1.94/gal with my $.70/gal discount!! <BR> <BR> We use much more gas with mowing two large lawns.. Dad's 1 1/2 acres and our almost an acre. My tractor has more ponies under the hood, so ... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:59:19 EST Stormy MOnday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934010 I got home from work an hour ago,,just got a snack, showered, and five minutes ago the skies opened up.. We ere just about to take shelter in the basement because I saw trees go flying over our yard!! The street is flooded, the yard has about an inch of water on it,,all in five minutes!! Trees were bent over, I thought there was a tornado.. <BR> <BR> We have not lost power yet,, but it just stopped raining. Scary! It is in the high 80's with 100% humidity,, like breathing through wet ... Mon, 25 May 2015 13:56:39 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933475 Wake up, church, relaxing,, doing little things around here,, not crazy about going back to work tomorrow, but $$ talks. <BR> <BR> It is beautiful outside,, Sun, 24 May 2015 12:11:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933121 An absolutely beautiful day today!! I am just enjoying some alone time here..doing laundry, watching my old videos, doing little tasks around the house.. <BR> DD left early to go to her dad's house until tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Talked to a friend, just enjoying away from work time.. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:32:15 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933120 An absolutely beautiful day today!! I am just enjoying some alone time here..doing laundry, watching my old videos, doing little tasks around the house.. <BR> DD left early to go to her dad's house until tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Talked to a friend, just enjoying away from work time.. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:32:14 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932359 Hoping for a WAY better day today. Five minutes after I posted yesterday's blog, I got into a car accident. Nobody was hurt except Vito, my devoted car. He is now at the Buick body shop for major repairs, at least one half of my car,, rear bumper, taillight assembly, entire rear and top quarter panels from what I can see. <BR> DD will be out of town for he weekend, so I will be here, without Vito. He will still be out of it for my sleep study, so DD ''s car will be driving me there and ... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:34:33 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931809 I am up early and getting ready to leave for work. Our connecting street is closed for construction now, so I have a longer drive home.. Hoping the boss is again gone today..forever... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:53:24 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931483 Had a half night of sleep.keep waking myself up by stopping breathing, ,, When i wake for the day, I feel like I should be going to bed, not rising..still sleepy, dragging.. <BR> One more week until my test next Tuesday night.. <BR> <BR> It is cool here now, but nice to sleep as far as the temps.. <BR> <BR> I had a nice day at work today since the owner was not there. Everybody had fun, lighter atmosphere. IT was my longest day this week, back to 7:45a.m. tomorrow. Even though I am n... Wed, 20 May 2015 15:17:08 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930606 Despite a runny nose during the night, I got some rest last night..Covered my pillows with tissues and sleep much better.. <BR> One more week until my sleep study,, <BR> <BR> It is still extremely humid outside..We are playing it safe and keeping teh A/C on and staying indoors. Beats a trip to E.R for asthma attacks... <BR> <BR> Off to work I go.. Tue, 19 May 2015 06:53:08 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929977 Darned sewing machine!! I spent hours yesterday trying to mend some shirts and trousers, jeans. The spool thread kept breaking!! I thought it was the needle, tried to change it, could not get another needle in the slot!! Tied to get the old one back in, it would not go back in! I literally tipped the machine upside down to try to get those needles in place!!! <BR> <BR> Finally got it ready and the thread kept breaking again.. i then thought the thread was bad, old,, switched spools, still ... Mon, 18 May 2015 07:10:29 EST