Porch Light Volume 715 is CLOSED!!!!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Granniluvsu, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Porchies,

    Granni, I think I'm the worst "W&Per" on here but my fingers just get away from me. I figure if people don't want to read it all, they can skip some, or all, of it. Coming here is the highlight of my day. The reason I had to use only cold for two days is because it was inflammation causing all my pain. Heat would only have increased the inflammation, in theory. Doc said alternating would be good. That cold felt really good the first day. The young couple's kiss lasted just a tad longer than what I was brought up to think was OK but it certainly didn't rise to the level of outrage Mrs. Angry was yelling about. When he was helping her with her top, his hands never strayed into the chest area. Mrs. Angry is hated in her own courtyard and in her daughter's courtyard, where she often goes to babysit the boys. They use both areas. All the time she is outside, she is yelling about what a horrible place this is and how nobody likes children. We like the little boys, who are sweet; it her we don't like. Despite her personality problems, she doesn't cause any real trouble so we just let her go. Those poor little boys, though, are being harmed by being in her presence. I feel sorry for them. You were very young on D Day. I got a lot of my info on WWII from all the movies made after the war. I think the more current "Saving Private Ryan" was the bloodiest, and likely most realistic, portrayal of the taking of the beach.

    Nink, our condo village has 167 units, some townhouse types and some condo bldgs. Our doors all open to the outside, no interior halls. There are only 8 units in my bldg. and that's just right. This neighborhood is 20 years old but the condos look just like the new ones being built. The location is perfect, close to the beach and airport. Shopping has moved more out toward the new areas, though. We still have stores near us but the bigger malls and outlet mall are a bit down the coast. I don't have the NRG for those places and most everything I need is close by. We are not supposed to feed feral cats because we have raccoons and possums and food outside draws them to our bldgs. Simon, the cat I feed, knows when my kitchen light goes on, he can expect his breakfast bowl and water to come out. He eats and leaves and I bring in the bowls before some other critter can come by. A couple of times, I fell back asleep on the sofa watching the news only to interrupt our resident possum scarfing down Simon's food after he had left. I chased the possum down the balcony hissing at him to scare him away. He hasn't been back. Most of our dog owners pick up after their dogs because if they don't and anyone sees them, mgmt. gets on their case and can fine them. Dogs must be under 20 pounds. One lady has a fat poodle but she is on a diet, the dog, not the lady. :D Our condos can only be rented out on a yearly lease or for three continuous months, usually seasonal winter months. Anything less and the neighborhood can be considered a resort and it makes it really difficult for anyone to get a mortgage. Most of our units sell for cash as Baby Boomers retire and sell their houses up North. This is a really nice place to live. The challenge will be to keep it that way. I think we can. Most of us retirees plan on living here for the duration.

    Julie, GPA looks great for 93. My Mom died at 92 but still looked great too. I hope I got some of those genes. It's gonna be hot here too and I could just go next door to our pool but I feel like staying inside in the A/C. I need to go to Bealls and Costco but that'll have to wait for another day. I got the lazy bug today.

    I have no residual pain nor exhaustion from my workout at the pool. The most surprising part to me was the ability to work up to my target heart rate and keep it up. That means that I need to increase the duration. It's so boring that adding another 5 mins. doesn't appeal to me. Still, when I think of all I've learned about heart disease recently (it runs in our family, the side I take after) I think it's well worth the effort. The beauty of working out in the pool is that it doesn't impact my joints and keeps me cool out in the FL sun. It's much warmer this morning and humid so I don't think I'll have coffee outside. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to do that. I will do my PT stretches to keep my bod limber and tomorrow or Mon., I'll hit the pool. Another thing I could do is water aerobics five times a week instead of three. AACK!!! There are no easy choices for a couch potato like me. :(

    Love you all,

    Mikie
  2. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member

    Julie: thanks for sharing the pic. of Gpa.....he looks great, as everyone has said. I guess it's this week for the "big unveiling" of his wrists. I hope it's good news. I know he's anxious to get home to his life at his place.....just wish sis wasn't there to run the show. Did I understand it correctly that HE wants to do the mowing once he's home?

    And mikie......about the mower! LOL I know it's Julie's disneyland ride, full chills but NO spills.

    And mikie: I bought one of those Icy Hot tens units. First night, after reading all the warnings and deciding it's NOT for my neck, I put it on my painful hand (thumb). Within 10 secs. my index finger and thumb were jumping and twitching so I turned it down. I have to say it did help with the pain. A lot of my pain comes from my shoulder areas, so I'm wondering if that would be safe to use it there? Last night I put it on a painful area in my calf and wore it for 30 min. The problem with FM is I hurt all over!

    Is the colonoscopy this week? I've never had one but with all the troubles that stemmed from DH not getting one I've decided I need to bite the bullet and just do it.

    Spring: I looked up that spice you use with the okra......never heard of it but apparently it's similiar to garlic so I'll substitute that. I use cumin or fresh cilantro a lot, and toss in tumeric with many stir fry dishes, garlic and onions in everything....sometimes mustard seeds (fun to see them pop and jump). A lady years ago told me she always keeps a jar of finely chopped garlic, onions, fresh cilantro in olive oil to add to her mexican dishes, but I've found it's useful for any type cooking and a time saver.

    And all of you......I didn't realize it was 70th anniversary for Dday until yesterday.....hearing all the personal stories from those involved. I'm like Mikie......had to learn about it from movies. I don't think we ever studied it in school.

    Well, I interviewed a new cleaning lady at a more reasonable rate and had to call my other one on the phone and left a message. I hate having to do that but this past wed. I KNEW she was breezing thru the work so she could get to her new large cleaning job. $40 an hr. is just not acceptable for just so so work. This new one charges $25 and said it would probably take about 4 hrs. to do our house. And I like her very much.....felt like I knew her forever

    Julie: I just read your post.....a big congratulations on your anniversary. You two seem so very content with each other. I wish you many more happy years.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2014
  3. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    Just got back from a crawfish boil outside for some K of C that worked on the fish frys during Lent.. The food was great but it was pretty hot (90 or so) even under the tarp or whatever you call it wit a fan blowing. Came home after a couple of hours. It was fn though but a bit warm. Don't think we could have stood it if not covered,

    Julie - A very Happy Anniversary to you and Den !! I think you should go celebrate when things have settled down a bit to have a proper dinner/celebration. Not much time to post but wanted to pop in anyway. Think DH will be calling me to watch that possible triple crown horse race. Is your big weekend next weekend for the reunion/Father's Day that Amy is helping you with?

    Sun - Glad you have found a much nicer and reasonable cleaning lady. I agree with you.

    When is school we had HISTORY (American and World), & GEOGRAPHY. It seems like they teach little or none of this anymore - very SAD !!!!

    Hi to everydobby inc. Nink, Mikie, Rock, Spring Water , Jam, Diane, and everyone I cannot remember - duh.!!!

    Love to all,
    Granni
  4. ninkinindy

    ninkinindy Member

    Lydia 1 - we have a size limit for dogs too; a few ppl go over it but as long as they don't create a problem, no one minds. Now that I'm thining about it, one of my closer neighbors has 2 collies. But she takes good care of them, exercises them regularly, and they're very laid back, so no one objects.

    I've known a few cats that would exceed the 20 lb limit.:)

    Mikie - sounds like we have very similar rules. Here, the problem is students like med school and law . I wish i had the problem of beach bunnies, though!