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MORNING ROLL CALL OCTOBER 2022.

MORNING ROLL CALL OCTOBER 2022.         

Good morning everyone on this first morning of October 2022. “A birthday in October can be a special treat; the harvest has begun of pumpkins, gourds, and wheat. So, on your happy day, here’s a birthday wish for you – May you gather joy and laughter, love and friendship, too.” 

October Calendar

  • October 4 marks the start of Yom Kippur, at sundown.
  • October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day. Who was Leif Eriksson and why was he important?
  • October 10 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it:
    • Canadian Thanksgiving. This holiday shares many similarities with its American equivalent. However, there are a number of things that set the Canadian Thanksgiving apart!
    • Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 12, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day.
    • Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated in cities and states across the country, often alongside or in lieu of Columbus Day. Read more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
  • October 18 is St. Luke’s Little Summer. This is a date steeped in folklore. Traditionally, around Saint Luke’s feast day, there is a period brief period of calm, dry weather. Learn more.
  • October 24 is United Nations Day, which aims to bring awareness to the work of the United Nations across the world.
  • October 31 is Halloween (All Hallows’ Eve)! Do you know the true history of Halloween? It’s not as frightful as you might think… Learn about the origin of Halloween.
 

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@catwoman500   Wow, new car!    I desperately need one too, min will be 22 years old this fall.  Will finish the move on September 15 when all the furniture is moved by the movers.  Perhaps things will be easier then.  

 

@Frozenoem  Yes I do agree being fall is a problem when you fall.  I have escaped injury many times due to my lack of height.  Except falling down the stairs.  Waiting for cooler weather.  A bit of wind sounds pretty good about now, do not want to be blown away though.

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Temperature setting on my A/C is saving me on beaucoup bucks, 79* with econ cold setting has me wearing a hoodie in house. Beats the 94* outside and humidity.

 

On that cheery note , need to vacuum the floor vents and spread the cool to bedrooms upstairs.

 

Probably another name for them 1860 house, old tech still works. Hole in floor with brass register to prevent unpleasant surprises when you fall through to first floor.

 

Register that’s it.

 

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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@MsStretch 

@LaDolceVita 

@catwoman500 

 

Saturday August 6 - Success finally, had surgery 3 days ago and have been practicing sleeping.

 

Can’t wait to speak to Doctor, all I recall is you know you’re very skinny 150, trust me I’ve 

noticed.

 

Need a gallon of ice cream in moderation and coffee. Temp is 94*, expect by September or October to be healed, until then vacation.

 

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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@Frozenoem , glad you finally got past the surgery phase, now time to look ahead to recupe and recovery and put the 'hard' part behind you. 👍

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@Frozenoem   I hope you are feeling well and not suffering pain.   Looks like we are heading into the milder part of summer, although it still feels very humid.

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@LaDolceVita 

 

Only hurts if I forget the rules, don’t move shoulder or arm higher than shoulder. Sleep only on your back, don’t push or pull more than 10 lbs with left arm, not easy for lefty.Made climbing stairs fun. Thus far still walking upright 👍, no bounces off floor or roads or trails.


@MsStretch 

 

I’ve become one of the beanpoles from other group in tapatalk land,, 32x34, doesn’t matter how much I eat, don’t gain metabolism has gone haywire.

 

Recupe I hope, need my blubber for Winter, right now a breeze of 30 sends me flying.Next problem to address, amongst others. Time to call Doctors and then maybe sleep again.Or PT for legs and back, nope need both arms.

 

Hope you’re fairing better, soon we’ll both back to hiking, miss the woods, looking at them just isn’t the same. Last night I passed a moose and calf on main drag and didn’t even bother plotting escape route, we both just looked at each other.😎

 

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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Wow, time has flown since I last checked in.  But these days every day is like the next.  Have one bad day every two weeks -- day after the infusion pump is removed, I am just resigned to staying in bed.  It's like having a really, REALLY bad hangover.  And since I haven't drank any alcohol for 30? years, I really hate the reminder.  But I keep telling myself, one more session down, one less to go.

 

@Frozenoem , glad you're getting the surgery finally.  Yeah, surgery is a PITA, too, but once you get it done, you can focus on moving forward to better things and better days and putting it behind you.

 

Got to enjoy the noise and fireworks from surrounding neighbors.  *said facetiously*  But at one point just before dark, I thought I saw someone sitting in a lawn chair on the side of the street.  Wha...???  I live at the end of a dead-end street and I wandered down the driveway to investigate.  A guy who lives across the street had set up a mini-fireworks show in the middle of the cul-de-sac for his mother.  Nothing grandiose, mostly set up in cans, little sprays and booms, but I thought it was very cool that his mother was enjoying their own private little display and I almost grabbed a lawn chair, too.  Of course, fireworks started blasting from surrounding areas and you could almost see them over the tops of the trees.  Cats were gone, but this wasn't their first 4th, although it is still traumatic for them. They always show up later looking wild-eyed and discombobulated and some yahoo always has to set off that last firecracker late at night and send everyone into a panicked frenzy again. 😒 I'm sure there will some leftovers tonight, too.

 

@catwoman500 , great fun to play those old games, isn't it?  Especially those old board games.  My neighbor and I will do that every so often.  It is funny how we will remember the rules differently though, and usually have to pull out the instructions for a refresher course.

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Fireworks in my little backwater consisted of 4, think the presence of STate PD, Wardens and drought warnings actually worked this year.

 

Might have also been earlier memory of White Mountain Forest fire.

 

Only had one wildlife type visitor last night, heard it and his mother and decided they could do as they pleases. It was a bear and cub have to warn neighbor to lock his grill in the shed in future If they don’t wish visitors playing with their kids or foo foo dog.


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, Porch Peeps,

 

@MsStretch ...I sure hope you are making some good progress even though the ugly days keep you missing one day every 2 weeks! 😾

 

@Frozenoem ...just don't go outside looking to scare the bear! LOL

My good friends who live in the woods had to take down all their bird

feeders years ago because of the pesky bear who would come around. They have been bear free for a good long time now. 🐻

 

Yes, there were loads of loud boomers on the 4th, (also the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

 😠)

Got to see a couple of the pretty ones in the sky on my way home from playing games though.

 

Time for some you know what...

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You all take care!

 

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Hey, Everyone,

Just checking in to make sure you are all surviving in the heat.

It's going to get worse before it gets better here in the Philly area.

You all hang in there. Keep cool, and HYDRATE! 🚰

 

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I’m alive and feeling every second of it, finally have a date set for surgery if I don’t catch Covid again. It’s is easier to survive with 2 shots and 2 updated boosters.The inability to catch my breath was a true PITA for a couple of days.The 3-week self-imposed quarantine was also same. flFinally have food and coffee 🥘 in house.

 

Sometime on August get my pre-surgery Covid test and lab work for day surgery 👍 and battery. Personally can’t wait , getting to be a major posterior pain falling 34” to sitting or fetal position.

 

Have been busy updating my network and computers.

Forth of July will consist of learning how to sit as intended vs laying down. Last fall put me in brace again, only for mobility, and to lessen my cussing (really, really colorful) language.

 

Hope everyone enjoys the forth, a virtual ribeye to all. Doctor recommended for my diet too many salmon filets from lake.If lucky maybe I’ll gain some weight.

 

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 I am back, trying to settle into the new house & routine.  Mom's companion left me high and dry and did not move with us.  You can imagine the pickle I was in, trying to get things  somewhat normal and having charge of mom full time.  I have not had full care of her since December of 2019.  Anyway, companion will join us this coming Monday.

 

I see @Frozenoem will have surgery soon and has had covid?  Still trying to catch up with everyone's posts.  Glad to see you all again!

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@LaDolceVita 

 

Welcome back, I’ve been at someone else’s camp without cellphone👍. My happiness is 1800 to 3600 acre lakes, for relaxing and letting the world go by.

 

I’m sure that things will improve after your settled, in at the new house and with your mom.

 

@catwoman500 

 

No worries with me and bears, I’ve lived with Maine’s wildlife since 1989, on coast and in mountains.

 

The only versions that truly scare me are wildcats or the bobcat variety, especially while in a tent. With maturity that was replaced with hard sided truck campers and real beds, or camps with actual walls.


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, All!

Holy cow, @Frozenoem, so glad you are feeling a bit better! Thank goodness for those shots and boosters. Maybe another booster coming up in the fall?

 

Fourth of July was kind of low key for me. Two friends and I went out for a meal and then back to the one's house for a game night. We haven't played games in ages, and it was hilarious trying to remember the rules and how much each card was worth. We felt like bunch of monkeys! 🐒

Of course, there was too much food at dinner, so we all have a repeat for tonight...saves thinking and cooking! 

 

Hope everyone is happy and healthy and keeping cool. Enjoy July without any severe weather!

 

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@catwoman500 

@MsStretch 

@LaDolceVita 


Dang it’s hot, even here, last night at 8:30pm 80* in the rain, today expected highs in upper 80’s again.

 

Today probably A/C in, I’m hot and moving it 14” down, pre-planning last Fall. Root cellar or bsmt is cold👍, house was comfy until 9 pm, Them heat came in, May be adding more insulation when cooler, don’t know if it will help when -50*F but, about now I’d welcome the coolness.

 

Hope all are well , cool and hydrated. 

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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