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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:43 pm

Well, I fell today. I was out snooping around our "back woods" area near the lake, and tripped over something that I did not see. Went down so hard it must have caused earthquake monitors to jump wildly.

Right now...after about 4 hours...my knee is throbbing and my shoulder aches. No problem...they will be fine in a week or so.

It just so happens that it is the same knee that took a major hit the last time I fell...4-5 months ago. The stairway was involved that time.

Moral of story:
Either don't fall so often...or, look for softer places to land. :lol:

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Poor Don! That's not fun at all, I know, having done the same myself. Do you have some liniment to ease the aches and help you get better faster? Do you have any old football padding around the house so you can be pre-armored for next time? :wink: Hopefully, you're done taking tumbles from now on. :(
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Postby ready2go » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:42 pm

Edy wrote:Poor Don! That's not fun at all, I know, having done the same myself. Do you have some liniment to ease the aches and help you get better faster? Do you have any old football padding around the house so you can be pre-armored for next time? :wink: Hopefully, you're done taking tumbles from now on. :(


The pain in my knee is much deeper than what liniment will fix. It might work for the shoulder, though. Oh...my hip is hurting now, too. It will be interesting trying to climb out of bed tomorrow morning. :shock:

I'm afraid there are no football pads around the house to use as protection during future falls. Maybe I should just pig out on food to gain 50-75 pounds so I can have some thick padding all over. 8)

Re: the football pads...

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"Oh, never mind him. That's just old Don. He slipped over the edge a long time ago. He does weird stuff like that."

:lol:

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Green Leaves » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:01 pm

Unfortunately 50-75 more pounds would probably cause other problems, Don. Better find some knee pads!

Just returned from Urgent Care on the advice of our doctor's office since they couldn't work Marty in until Thursday. He's been fighting over 103 degree fevers. Come to find out, he has strep. He had a choice between ten days of antibiotic and one potent shot of penicillin of some kind. He chose the shot and after 24 more hours will no longer be contagious. Now we hope our kids and grandkids don't come down with it.

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Postby ready2go » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:00 pm

I am a couple of months shy of 72 years old, and have never ever had strep in my life. Also, I can only remember having a sore throat 3-4 times in all those years.

Some people seem to get one or the other every year or two. What's wrong with me, anyway?

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Postby Green Leaves » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:26 pm

I think that's the wrong question, Don. What is right with you!? Your immune system must be in good shape, at least regarding those issues. Now if we can just find a way to keep you from falling....maybe wear an inner tube? :lol:
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Joanney » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:59 pm

Don, thank you for the offer of the mattress. I will be in your fair city tomorrow (Wed.), but will not have the boys with me. Not sure when I will have time to get there with the boys. If I cannot do it by the end of next week, it will have to wait until after I recover from my surgery. Is it possible that I could carry it up by myself? My appointment will be done about 11:30 so I could stop over late morning/noonish if that works. :thankssign

Oh, and STOP FALLING. :sorry Hope you heal quickly.
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:04 am

Joanney wrote:Don, thank you for the offer of the mattress. I will be in your fair city tomorrow (Wed.), but will not have the boys with me. Not sure when I will have time to get there with the boys. If I cannot do it by the end of next week, it will have to wait until after I recover from my surgery. Is it possible that I could carry it up by myself? My appointment will be done about 11:30 so I could stop over late morning/noonish if that works. :thankssign

Oh, and STOP FALLING. :sorry Hope you heal quickly.


Sure, Joanney...come on over today after your appointment.

I will help you load it into your van. I couldn't allow you to carry the mattress up the stairway by yourself, so I did that early this morning. It wasn't all that heavy...just awkward to hold onto and maneuver.

Will the 3' x 6' mattress fit inside the van? Do the rear seats fold down?

I feel much better this morning after 7 1/2 hours of sleep without waking up. 8)

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Postby Joanney » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:05 am

Oh yeah, Don. It will fit. Paul refused to buy any vehicle that would not fit a 4 x 8 piece of plywood, so a 3 x 6 mattress should fit just fine. I will see you after my appointment.
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Postby Verna » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:35 am

Good morning all,
I've been "tied to the computer" working on the book I'm publishing and missed all the news this week.

Joanney, I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I'm afraid it didn't turn out to be as special a day as you needed and deserved. May I suggest you pick another day when you are all well and you and the boys celebrate together your birthday then. I think it would be a good idea for the boys to make you a card to celebrate. (You can tell them I said so!) Even though they can't, at this point, afford to pay to make you special, a home-made card costs nothing. (That's training, too!) I'm sorry for your husband's attitude. You are much loved by God and your friends on the porch and others who recognize how dear you are. May this year hold many blessings for you.

Carol, I'm glad your home safe and your husband has a diagnosis. It has been my experience that it's the kids who make the grownups sick, rather than the reverse. I hope you don't get it, too.

Don, your falls concern me. (not that they don't you!) I used to fall far more often than I liked,
but since I've been doing balance exercises on the wiifit, I've been much steadier. You might need to get you one of those. That way you can exercise in the privacy of your home and have some fun doing it. My favorite of the activities is to dodge the soccer balls. I agree with and share your reasons for going to church.

Edy, I got a big smile out of you and your husband getting "spruced up" for the wedding. My sister says a pedicure is wonderful pampering, but I've never tried it.

Mariane, I'm sorry about your computer lemon, but you definitely are a peach!

Sending a hug to all.
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:32 am

What a delightful bunch of posts to brighten a cloudy morning! Verna, you write so cute you put a smile on my face and a chuckle in my throat! 8)

Don, I'm so happy for you that you had a good night's sleep and feel better, today. And, how wonderful of you to be willing to "downsize" a mattress to meet Joanney's need.

Joanney, I think God just gave you an unexpected birthday present to make both you and your son more comfortable! :D Isn't He just an unspeakably magnificent and loving Good Shepherd!

Trusting that GreenLeaves and company are in a blessed recovery mode by now.

Whooop-de-do praises abound! :superhappy
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Postby deejay » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:49 pm

I put a couple of posts on Hi, but it seems nobody has been reading them lately. If you did, you know we were forced to rehome Gidget. One of our roommates had planned to move out, but we had a house meeting yesterday morning and got the issue cleared up, so she's not moving out anyway. Now if only I could figure out how to post Gidget's pictures from my Hotmail account to here--or elsewhere; I forwarded them to a couple other people, but obviously that's not going to work here. Unless someone's willing to recieve the forwards and post them for me....

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Postby Edy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:18 pm

Tell us about Gidget, DJ - I almost never venture out from the porch into the cold, cruel world beyond the horizon! :wink: As for posting photos, I'm no good in that department, either. Once upon a time I was able to post something I had on a photo website, but haven't been able to make anything work in recent tries.
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Postby Verna » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:37 pm

Hi Deejay,

I, too, light on the porch--don't have time to check them all--and I am not a picture poster, here, either. I think my "tech" skills are dwindling, instead of improving. I'm sorry you won't be able to keep Gidget. We get very fond of our "pet family members." I hope something special will come along to bless you.
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Postby Green Leaves » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:32 pm

 
I had never heard this before and found it very interesting. How crows can recognize faces:

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