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MORNING ROLL CALL 2024 JULY

MORNING ROLL CALL JULY 2024
Top of the morning to everyone on this 1st day of July 2024.
Happy Birthday to all of our July Birthday members.
 
 
 
 

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Geez it’s hotter than that dbl. hockey sticks place, or at least in my little backwater.>90* and dew points, honestly can say it felt like Phoenix for a week.Only major difference rain & thunderstorms daily.

 

Still haven’t put A/C on but, that will change soon with more temps in the 90”s.August temps in July in the mountains of Maine (yeesh).

 

Fourth of July was pleasant with rain and boomers.

No kids blowing digits off or animals being spooked.

Spent the holiday at Old camp and returned yesterday?

 

Have to avoid sunshine for 2 weeks, new script.Note-

to weather gods stay in 90’s no problem.When weatherstripping on garage doors melt to concrete, it could be a sign.

 

Stay hydrated y’all

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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HI Froze! @Frozenoem

Howz ya health?...other than havin to stay outta da light?

Just the last week....I’ve seen my Pain management Doc, my PCP, & 3 new Orthopedic Surgeons....gotta shot in my hand, ...hip, ...back ...& knees....

So many holes.....I leak when I drink water.... LOL!

This pic is my knee gel shots waitin for me!

my knee gel shots waitin for me!my knee gel shots waitin for me!

 

RE: “Still haven’t put A/C on”...well...we’ve not only had ours on most days since early May, but while I, & many in my area, have decent Home A/C systems...we also need window A/Cs for 2nd floors.... that retain heat... even at night! Let’s compare our electric bills side by side...HAHAAA

RE: “Geez it’s hotter than that dbl. hockey sticks place, or at least in my little backwater.>90*”

Well....in Middle America: expected continued dangerous heat and humidity. Was over 110 heat index today....& lookie here at da temps a comin:

expected continued dangerous heat and humidity..JPG

 

Unfortunately, I have to be outside for long periods of time, usually no shade ....& no place to sit...while waiting for my Doc rides!! Suxbigtimebutwhatyagonnado?

 

Anyway...Stay safe....&...Take care my friend!

Please have a wonderful week/end too!

☮️  🚤  🌄🍦  ~Allen 🌈   🎨 🛶

 

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Allan, the only things that hurt for moment are my left & right 1.finger salutes (swollen up) and my wrist and lower back.

 

Electric holding at $32 beats all heck outta $300, winter surprise. Furnace is off, if I want hot water kill-away can tell me how deadly that is. I can wait 10 minutes if I need hot water.

 

My cell has overheated 10 times today, ignoring calls to charge.😎We both have been enjoying sitting on ice packs.👍

 

Presently 68*, my doors are open. Must be getting old, starting to check out heat indexes , and air quaity

where I’ve considered moving. Except for Winters, Maine still has other places beat.

 

Midwest for you lotsa luck.

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hello folks!  We had a super hot 4th here, very humid.   Pretty quiet, just mowing and other usual chores.  Will be making a day trip  next week to buy peaches at a peach farm offering tons and tons of varieties.  Used to go there with the senior center back when we lived in the exurbs.  

 

Hope everyone is OK and busy having a good time.   I will have to think about annual doctor visits to eye doctor, primary care and the usual tests they want.   Will have to be brave and have a calcium score done.  ☹️

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Hi, @LaDolceVita....hope you, the PLANTS...& furbabes... & the FAM.... are all doing well!🙂

 

I’m glad I had to research what >>> a calcium score was about... (I had a limited & incorrect impression based on what I know about calcium)....as basically it’s a CT scan that looks at how much calcium is in your coronary arteries. A test can assist healthcare providers in making treatment decisions for people with borderline risk of heart disease....

When researching for medical advice & references... the 2 sites I most often go to are the:

Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/heart-scan/about/pac-20384686

And the Cleveland Clinic:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diagnostics/16824-calcium-score-screening-heart-scan

Because they are proven & trusted Clinics....& they’re so well known, that they are also treating people from around the world!

So ....may I ask...What indicators have caused some trepidation & anxiety...that have led you to need to “be brave” about? i.e. Past tests,.. Family history... etc.? (BTW: if anything needs to be confidential only.... or not want to be posted to here...as in test results, or for privacy concerns or anything else....you can always PM,...or if neither is OK on this subject....that’s just fine....& no explanations ever needed)

Regardless...

Will be concerned for you!

 

That said.....

sounds like y’all had a nice 4th of July! 🎆

Now it’s time to just get stuff done...

& then relax & CHILL!!!

 

So for next week ....y’all be heading to...

the 🍑 peach farm!🍑😄

BTW: Bring some back for the rest of us! LOL!!😊

 

Anyway....

As always, ...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌩🌦~Allen 🌈    🌞

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Do you have any 4th of July plans? 

We will be having a  lunch at the Retirement center dining room with a choice a Hamburger or Bratwurst 

along with a choice of potato salad and baked beans.

Hoping you have a great day.

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My only plan of the day is to accompany my air driven framing hammer and compressor to my old camp, then remain for dinner with new owners.

 

That’s the whole plan.

Enjoy your 4th

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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HI Froze! @Frozenoem....

HAPPY 4th of July!!🎆 😄 🎇

And to my other BEST PORCH PEEPS: Dave @DaveMcK @LaDolceVita @MsStretch @catwoman500 Nicole @SummerIsTooHOT & Lee @LeeS4949 and (& others of course)

HAPPY 4th of July PORCH PEEPS!!HAPPY 4th of July PORCH PEEPS!!

 Take care all y’all friends!

☮️ 🚤  🌄🍦  ~Allen 🌈   🎨 🛶

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Feel better Allen @Therapist4u  🤗🤗🤗

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Hi Nicole @SummerIsTooHOT

Thanks

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 Take care!

☮️  🌩🌦~Allen 🌈    🌞

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How is the weather in your neighborhood? We have had one major rain storm after another

over the last few months. 

We had 7 tornadoes this last weekend with major damage.

These types of storms are becoming the nor here in the Midwest.

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The weather has been weird, even by Western Maine standards. August type temperatures in June, upper 80’s to 90’s. Closest tornado to me was in NH border town, thunderstorms rolling thru my town are a weekly occurrence.Climate change is reality and here!

 

At least I’m finally getting relief every other night when it drops down to 40 to 50*, looks like all that insulation is finally keeping me cool in summer. Haven’t had to play with A/C yet👍

@Therapist4u 

Discovered that if I do PT exercises at night, I can actually sleep versus listening to podcasts all night, without grabbing the pain killers.

 

Actually fell asleep before Louis Black ended his show and awoke to dreams of my Dutch Shepherd, that could have been the sleeping bag I was under.🤔

 

Time to renew RX’es and and make coffee 207 dark roast is calling.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze! @Frozenoem

RE: PT & health issues...your making progress & it’s encouraging!

For me, today I finally got started on the 1st  series of the gel shots for my knees, that I’ve been waiting on for 4 months....& after the last round... it will take many months before it is slightly easier to walk & climb stairs & do chores, etc...but more improvements will come a while after the 2nd series of shots starting in 6 months, which means it really will be almost a year before there’ll be more notable improvements! But it’s worth it to delay surgery as long as possible!

RE: Louis Black..Unapologetically bold, piercing & spot-on takes of our society....very funny...just saw an older HBO special...he had the audience in stitches the entire time....he knows the timing of the rages...mixed in with quieter moments...& then he ramps up & unleashes a diatribe that no one else does, to me the closet >>>>was the late comedic genius Carlin!

RE: make coffee 207 dark roast is calling.

I just splurged >>>>for a change LOL!!...& bought Don Francisco’s 100% Arabica Vanilla Nut...great flavor & medium roast strength!  “An indulgent coffee with nutty aroma and hints of vanilla flavor. a much-loved offering...Using pristine, 100% Arabica beans, each of these coffees are custom roasted in small batches...”

ANYWAY...I’ll add more later...

 

As always, ...Stay safe....&...Take care Buddy!

 

☮️  🌩 🌦 ~Allen 🌈    🌞

 

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1 comment [Monday 6/24/24 2:15pm ET]

 

BIG BRO @Frozenoem , lol - your post about your 14 steps made me run to my window of my Studio Apartment to COUNT mine.

 

8 steps from parking lot to my front door.

 

Hmmm, I am guessing you have a 2nd floor like my daughter in Florida. She owns a Townhouse there.

 

Have you thought of moving or renovating [lift] or moving bedroom to ground floor?

 

Your VERY NOSEY little sis,

Nicole  🙄🙄🙄

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@SummerIsTooHOT 

 

Not quite like anything in FL house was built in 1870 or 1880, 3 story or 4 if you count stairs to basement.

Not planning to move my California king ever to first floor unless it’s out the door to new house or apt.Took 3 people and a 6-pack to get it upstairs in one door and out the other to get all parts and pieces up the stairs the first time.


Correction - I’ve seen similar in FL but they were really old school cracker style, and they were few and far between. Like in the keys and built by sea captains.Kinda reminds me of Hemingway house.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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(3 comments) COMPUTER FORUM [Friday 6/21/24 6:47pm ET]

 

BIG BRO @Frozenoem , thank you SO MUCH for your feedback on what device(s) and browser(s) you use for the AARP Online Community!!!

 

Really means ALOT to me.

 

Little Sis,

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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Hello Porchers.   Just checking in.  No news other than the heat.  @DaveMcK   Hope you will have a great family vacation.  No vacation for me but living in the mountains every day is like a vacation day.

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@LaDolceVita 


Heat and dew points are a real pita but, at least I have my mountains (less heat). Have been saving me temps in the 60’s make night time bearable.

 

Did my 200 repetitions for my lower back bearable, only screamed for a bit. Won’t see dr’s until August, just need to recall which Doc and for what issue🤬

 

@Therapist4u 

Pain is such a pita right.Can’t even recommend what I’m on closed group study and don’t even know what it is., or is it the combination of med’s.

 

Best I can say is PT works if applied, yep still look at my stairs to bedroom with dread (14 steps) but, less dread now! Less aches and pains👍

 

@SummerIsTooHOT 

If asked I tend to reply, when I see posts 🤣

 

Enjoy

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze! @Frozenoem

Super glad that you have “less dread now! Less aches and pains” Seems like PT is, or has, worked for you!...that’s great news!🙂👍

I also need PT so badly.... but have to wait for my new Orthos to do procedures. Saw my hand Ortho today... discussed surgery... & got a shot in my thumb area that’s all messed up with arthritis!...Actually all my main joints have been eaten up...so the diff types of shots are trying to delay surgeries as long as poss! Additionally saw a back Ortho Fri...getting some epidural shots soon for that too...

M new main Ortho gave me a shot in the hips last week for a 1st visit...it developed as a new area of pain (like I need more pain!!)🙄...while needing help...but no one was available...because of the lack of continuity of care ........& I’m starting the gel shots for my knees on Wed that I’ve been waiting on for 4 months...... since my old Ortho closed his office!

 

SHOTS FOR THIS ....SHOTS FOR THAT...I’M SO FULL OF HOLES...THAT I LEAK WHEN I DRINK WATER...HAHAAA😁

Also took so many X-Rays....I asked if they wanted me to autograph any of them...LOL!!🙃😄

ANYWAY...I’ll add more later...

Just glad you’re making some progress Buddy!

As always, ...Stay safe....&...Take care!

 

☮️  🌩🌦~Allen 🌈   🌞

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@Therapist4u   @Frozenoem   I hope you both continue to feel better, Froze with "miracle drug" and @Therapist4u  with physical therapy!  

@SummerIsTooHOT   I am still busier than I like, but some of it now is "me" time.   I had my mom on hospice for 5 years, including during the move 2 years ago.  I always looked like I fell off the turnip truck.  I was a life long exerciser, gave that up one year prior to my mom's stroke,  after my neighbor across the street became homeless and I took all of her dogs in. So for a total of 6 years I took care of the dogs and mom.   I am in a kind of recovery mode now, looking after myself more.  I still have all the dogs except the Claire and Maggie, I wrote of their passing.  But dogs are a pleasure and they keep my outdoors, even though sometimes it's not what I would like!  I DO miss being able to watch shows and read books!!  And when I am able to do those things again I hope I will be able to share them with you 😀.  

 

 

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Hi, @LaDolceVita....hope you’re doing well!

Just replied to your PM! Wrote a lot!!...you’ll see...lol!😃

 

Addressing some of your concerns & issues here! Hope to hear back from you soon!

 

Like Froze...I’m experiencing high pain levels...but I do have meds, 3 new Ortho Surgeons (one specializes in the spine & back, one for the hand & one for the knees & hips &....) & others that are trying to keep me in 1 piece LOL!

but>>>>I’m SO GRATEFUL for what I do have, & no matter how much stuff gets messed up & painful, hurtful, frustrating etc, etc ....I always end each night with a personalized ‘gratitude prayer’!🙏

Anyway....

As always, ...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌩🌦~Allen 🌈    🌞

 

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@MsStretch 

 

The baby steps were to slow, went from 20-200 incrementally. Tonight sitting in the same chair I’ve been stuck in through the pandemic. Tomorrow it’s back to Henry Miller👍and up again, since I can handle standing again.👍🤣

 

@Therapist4u 

 

My banker recommended I get into comics for easier earnings than stocks, He had more than a few while I was in college.

 
Hope yours are in acid free boxes, in plastic pouches. It’s been 30-50 years since I bought or sold any, and can’t even remember who gave the most bang for the buck.About all I recall is it was in Cambridge outside of Harvard U, across from Hasty Pudding ? Or else I need to return to Cambridge after I find my address book from that century 

 

One partner remained in comic books and the other is full Professor at ZooMass.

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze! @Frozenoem

AFA: since I can handle standing again...that’s fantastic news Buddy!!!

Especially if ya been in the same chair mostly....that you’ve been “stuck in through the pandemic”

 

AFA: comics...& “Hope yours are in acid free boxes, in plastic pouches”

Well....

Never did invest in that acid free paper or boxes, but I know they have value regardless.... Especially in their uniqueness & rareity...& while not pristine, I did keep them flat & outta sun....

AFA: Cambridge outside of Harvard U, across from Hasty Pudding ?

That reminded me of>>>>>Have earliest Lampoons....

When I getta chance maybe I can take some pics of a bit of what I have....but,....because of ‘internet bad guys’ .... if ya know what I mean ...LOL..., I might send in PMs rather than here

Anyhoot....

As always, ...Stay safe....&...Take care!

 

☮️  🌩🌦~Allen 🌈    🌞

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@Frozenoem , that's good news the PT is working.  It's never easy, but what's that they say about baby steps at first?

 

Would love to post pictures of my latest adventures, except I haven't been on any jaunts lately.  Hey, it's summer and all the trees and underbrush are green making it hard to see hidden abandoned treasures. 😁

 

@Therapist4u , do you ever use one of those riding carts when shopping?  Does anyone ever let you go in front?  I know that if I see someone using a cane or crutches, I let them go in front of me, but I always use self-checkout these days.  Can't remember the last time I stood in line for a cashier.

 

@catwoman500 , I'm feel your anguish about your latest DMV adventure.  I did the RealID thing right before everything shut down for COVID.  I had not physically been in a DMV for years (renewing everything online), and I was flabbergasted.  Wait in a long line to get a number so you can wait in another long line!  It took me hours, because there was a problem with my marriage certificate (proof of change of name) and I had to sit back down and wait yet again, while they sorted it out.  When I finally got my picture taken (with my goofy grin of relief), I almost did a jig out to my car!

 

@SummerIsTooHOT , awww, glad you were looking out for Mr. No Name 😽 and glad to hear Ms.G is back. You need to tell her to let you know the next time she disappears.  For future reference, I feed Willie Mae and Giorgio twice a day (morning and evening), but they get wet food with a side of crunchies. My neighbor/co-caretaker leaves a bowl of crunchies out on her deck all the time, but if the furkids don't eat it, the raccoon(s) and any other assorted critters will.  I don't leave food out on my deck.  I do leave water bowls out at all times.

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@Therapist4u 

 

Allan, thnx for the trip down memory lane, haven’t seen or thought of R Crum posters or comix since I needed a down payment on my first house.🤣 Funnies can be turned into cash🤣.One of these days need to get in the attic to locate the limited edition prints.

 

Doing my finest imitation of Lee to take the chill off, it’s way cheaper than the oil furnace.Or even the heating pad.And feels a heckuva lot better.👍

 

@SummerIsTooHOT 

Which means by the above it’s downright comfy in a Maine home in summer. Hot in summer by day or comfy

bt night. Well insulated home only took 30-40 years to finish it.

 

Enjoy all

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze Buddy! @Frozenoem

 

AFA: Allan, thnx for the trip down memory lane

>>>>>> U R MOST WELCOME!!

 

AFA: R Crum posters or commix.....One of these days need to get in the attic to locate the limited edition prints.... Funnies can be turned into cash......

Yes.....I have many in boxes.....most in great shape.....I’d love to sell ‘em all.....and all my albums,.....and mags like Rolling Stone....with Jimi, Janis, Tull....etc on cover... and all my Beatles stuff..... and all my 50s, 60s, 70s stuff!

 

As always, ...Stay safe....&...Take care!

 

☮️  🌩🌦~Allen 🌈    🌞

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2 comments (Sunday 6/9/24 8:14pm ET)

 

@Therapist4u and @Frozenoem sending HEALING your way.

 

Nicole  👵

 

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, with weird happenings. PT is working with side effects with more work needed.

 

Discovered myself sinking at stove, had a whiskey tango foxtrot moment.Cooking  my breakfast and the stove was getting taller, for once in months was capable of standing up without assistance.

 

This may prove interesting when my spinal column starts back talking at me.2-400 exercises for that per day, as possible. Yes, that means I’m tired of feeling ancient.

 

Modern science is working, I’ll take off a few points for my doing the unplanned squats, overworked muscle groups🤔perhaps.

 

Yes, that may take several reads to be in English had to relieve pains last night, and still a tad groggy.Sleeping bag and electric heating pad calling, after doing more exercises.

 

Enjoy all

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey Froze! @Frozenoem I’m really glad to know you’re>>>> capable of standing up without assistance....even though you might have overworked muscle groups.... and that PT is working....even though with side effects....we just have to keep on  keeping on....and keep on trucking  

 

keep on truckingkeep on trucking

 

 BTW had to lookup >>>> a whiskey tango foxtrot moment ..... so it’s used as a euphemism variation of WTF...... HAHA

Anyway....Take care my BUD & BRO

☮️🚤🌄🍦  ~Allen 🌈   🎨 🛶

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