Rock: Lucky Orchid club members! Ask Gordon what he plants his epidendrum in......potting soil, bark or what? I used to have 5 gallon plants of them, blooming like crazy, but don't know what the problem is now. I think I repotted about 4 years ago and now no flowers. The notice for Fanny's new book came in and I have until Dec 3 to pick it up so will do that when we get back from trip. I don't want to take a library book with me.....my luck I would lose it. Granni: I was wondering how your DD was doing. It's very hard to break and addiction but it's the person themself who has to want it bad enough. Someone very close to me is still going to AA meetings every morning, this after 30 days in a rehab two years ago. Mikie: I hear you about the smells, noise and confusion at the Legion. I used to love all of that but now carry ear plugs with me to cut the chaos but that's why I choose most of the time to forgo something. When are you leaving? I hope you have a wonderful time and no pain whatever. I've been busy sorting thru things I HAVE to bring on the trip. We leave sunday for 8 days. Top of the list is my heating pads, rice filled assortment, meds, muscle rub (can't put in carry on anymore.....such restrictions on lotions, gels, etc.) The temp in Portland is in the 40s or lower. The cold doesn't bother me but the rain and cold is hard to take. I went to Kohls yesterday to buy some long sleeve pullons for my husband, picked up a few for myself too. I like to layer since I get HOT a lot of the time. This morning I was burning up, took my temp and I was barely breaking 95. A broken body I would say!!!! The gas company is finally doing something about all the gas leaks in our neighborhood!!!!! Over 5 years we've all complained of the terrible smells. One neighbor had all her bushes and trees die from it. My neighbor on one side of us has a sick looking tree and we figured that was probably why it dropped all it's leaves early. The neighbor on the other side had a leak fixed 3 weeks ago. I talked to a supervisor yesterday as I was driving by. He told me sooooo many bad leaks, and they're working on replacing all the lines. I told him I hoped it wouldn't turn into a San Bruno situation.