Sunday, December 15, 2019

DEC 15 2019
THIS COMPUTER BIT IS DRIVINBG ME NUTS--- I CANNOT FIGHT IT ANY MORE.. SO I HAVE QUIT FOR THE DAY/  THE EMAILS DID NOT GO OUT-  IT WOULD NOT LET ME  AND [PAM COUD NOT MAKE IT WORK EITHER

Saturday, December 14, 2019


my ancient computer has been removed to the front seat of my car  where it will  remail-- maybe forever-- because  I went to apple- and found it was worse than the registry of motor vehicles-- 2 people signing you in- giving you a time to talk to a tech..   I was there at 10 am... opening.. and my appointment was for 2.10   "just go walk around and shop/



if that is the way the computer world works, I am just not going to be able to be part of that

there was no handicapped parking-- and parking right behind a construction vehicle got me very severe scolding by a security guard..-- so I just plain had to leave



I did drive around exxes county and gave away about 30 of the Disney coats to shelter/daycare tyoe places... that is neatrly  the end of the ?330 coats...   I have one box which I will take to  a teacher in Ipswich---  I never could get back for a 2:10 appointment- so I canceled that.



this laptop is trying very hard to serve the daily doggie --- but I cqannot cut and paste without downloading something I do not understand.



 a basic problem is my usual computer is so old, the operating system is no longr in use and it won't even down load the pieces to correct it.



  maybe by Monday or Tuesday  I will figure something out.

change is a painful word...

Friday, December 13, 2019

DEC 13 2019
 DO NOT HAVE A TRACKING NUMBER  FOR TEH "SAGA OF THE SOUP"  AS PROMISED...

THERE IS A LOT GOING ON.... NONE OF WHICH IS EDUCATIONAL OR ENTERTAINING.
 HOW FASCINATION CAN IT BE THAT A NEW WOOD SPLITTER  ( WEIGHING 500 POUNDS)  WILL BE DE;LIVERED  TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY NEXT TUESDAY  BETWEEN 2 AND 5 PM??-- OH WE HAVE HAD 53 FOOT TRAILERS  TURN AROUND IN OUR "SAND RING" - BUT TEH DRIVEWAY OFTEN LOOKS OMINIOUS  -- AND THIS IS A NEW FREIGHT COMPANY --  FEDEX,  AND UPS DRIVERS KNOW US WELL AND BRAVELY COME IN.  I KNOW OUR  TRACTOR WITH IT'S FORK LIFT THINGS WILL JUST ABOUT LIFT A PALLET OF PURINA   WHICH IS 24 BAGS AT 35 POUNDS  = 900 POUNDS -- I KNOW IT WILL NOT LIFT THE WET FOOD PALLET WHICH WEIGHS  1000 POUNDS.-- SO WET HAS TO BE DELIVERED WITH A TRUCK WITH A LIFTGATE THING WHICH CAN LOWER THE PALLET TO THE GROUND.. AND WE RUN INTO THE BARN WITH  USUALLY MANY 2 LEGGED PEOPLE OR 2 WHEELER  DOLLY THINGS.  I SHOJULD BE OK TO GET TEH 500 POUND WOOD SPLITTER UP THE DRIVE WITH THE TRACTOR..... NEXT TUESDAY...
 SO MUCH FOR ANYTHING INTERESTING TODAY

EXCEPT--- FROM A CP......  2 THINGS....


I took a 3 month citizen's advisory board police course last year and am now an alumni; one of the most interesting things I have ever done. Learned about human trafficking , gangs, designer drugs, child exploitation, and more. I now volunteer for training exercises like school shootings, hostage and SWAT , have been a drug and explosives carrier for TSA sniffer dog training, right in the terminal, been a mean drunk in a bar and in a hotel room, etc
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 THAT COULD BE AN INTERESTING THING TO DO...????
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AND THEN... 
I had a very interesting medical test today. It is called a capsule endoscopy, and basically, I swallowed a tiny camera and wore a transmitter and a reader while it progressed through my system. It can go where a regular endoscopy and colonoscopy  ( which I had again  couple weeks ago) can't and don't go; that middle area. Unfortunately the prep is the same.🙁..The camera comes out natures way hopefully soon😦

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DEC 12 2019

immediatel;y....if not sooner... 
 cut and paste and go to    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrdIeqYRb7-IOZm228ua_cqB468iOHDQZ20lbNV3E4m8Qi9Q/viewform  and vote for teh most interesting-- which  of course must be teh millie and tarrie  photo...-- a survey charlie set up//
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*then moving on.....
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ustabeee-- as a kid, when i got thirsty ( in the house-  ) i would go pick up a glass-- fill it swig  it  rinse the glass and put it back on the little rack thing upside down  to drip - ready for the next guy--we have eliminated teh thirsty part-- i am not surre i know what it is to be thiirsty- heaven knows teh concept of a glass is long gone. it was  natures way of spreading thr e germs to give eveyone a chance to build antibodies....
germ spreading  had it's place any kid who had terh measles- had a measles party  for the local girls-- so they would get ht measles and get over it- because measles did not seem to be devastating in itself, people knew that being pregnant and getting the measles had a terrible effict on teh unborn...
i always thought  blowing out th e candles on ome kid's birthday cake was along teh same lines.
my veternarian fieinds wil get after me about this one-- but  a few years ago-- the people who market "fear"   impressed on owners of nursing homes teh  concept that dogs have worms.. which indeed they do-- 
 i am sure i will be told that one or two could be transmitted to humans  ( a zoonotic worm?)so i googled------ and found
 According to the Centers For Disease Control   (ed,,probably accurate) approximately 14% of people in the United States test positive to antibodies against roundworms. That does not mean that those people have significant, clinical disease but it does mean that at some point in time those individuals were exposed to roundworm larvae which resulted in their bodies producing antibodies in an effort to clear the infection.  


it must have been published somewhere becasue all of a sudden, in order for me to drop by and walk thru a nursin ghome  just for entertainment and to educate a young pup,, i needed to have a vet exam and stool sample result within the past month...... that was teh end of that deal-- now 10 years later they are begging us to come by and do anything !!

 THE MARKETING OF FEAR HAS NO EQUAL--- TO  MAKE SOMEONE  INSECURE FOR LACK OF KNOWLWDGE- HAS BECOME A HUGE FINANCIAL BOON TO MANY COMPANIES OR PROFESSIONS,. 
LETS FACE IT THERE IS NO LACK OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
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IN THAT VEIN...... SOMEONE HAS INVENTED....
The machine, called Beetl, is equipped with computer vision and front cameras to help them seek out the dog sh*t, and once it lays eyes on the faeces, the robot moves directly over it and uses a mechanical claw to scoop it up.
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NOW A PIOECE OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE... FROM  BUD......  WE HAD A CP SAY A GENERATOR WAS MAKING UN USUAL NOISES....
I assume the generator in ??  is barn unit which is close proximity  to puppy hill microphone
Each gen has a status indicator lamp on exterior right hand side
Glowing green indicates------- [ready to run]
Yellow---------------------------------[some type of maint. suggested]  will attempt to start during power failure and to exercise
Red------------------------------------ [alarm mode] will not attempt to start until reset or repaired if needed , even during power failure

  MUST GO DO THAT.....

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DEC 11 2019
THE DAY I HIT 3 THINGS IN ONE DAY WITH THE PLOW, I WILL QUIT PLOWING......MAYBE I SHOULD  DISTINQUISH BETWEEN SLIDING INTO SOMETHING....AS OPPOSED TO "  HITTING" AS IN DRIVING INTO....--  BECAUSE I HAVE TEH CAR/PLOW  UP HERE BY TEH FRONT DOOR- AND WHEN BACKING IT DOWN,  THERE IS PROBABLY 6 INCHES  TO SPARE.... SO ANY SLIDE AND I WILL HIT THE HOUSE OR THE TREE-- OR BOTH  AND THE TREE ALREADY HAS MANY SCARS---  SLIDING INTO THE TREE CAN GET VERY EXCITING BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO RECOURSE BUT TO PULL FORWARD-- UPHILL IN AN AREA WHICH JUST CAUSED YOU TO SLIDE DOWN HILL-
AND BEFORE ANYONE GETS ON MY CASE ABOUT BEING ABSENT MINDED, REMEMBER -- MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS MANY YEARS YOUNGER, I DROVE MY CAR UP THERE WITH TEH HORSE TRAILER ATTACHED... 
THIS SEQUOIA IS A VERY NICE CAR-- BUT THE VEHICLE I LIKED TO DRIVE BEST WAS TEH  PRACTICALLY NEW, OLD...- IT SERVED WELL --  1982  AMBULANCE. NOT ONLY COULD I FIND IT INTHE PARKING LOT, BUT GENERALLY PEOPLE GOT OUT OF MY WAY-- WHICH WORKED OUT VERY WELL.  EVENTUALLY  BECOMING A DOG FOOD STORAGE UNIT  WHICH PROVED TO BE RAT PROOF FOR NEARLY A YEAR..
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EXPERIMENTING WITH THE CHANNELS  LAST NIGHT GOT ME INTO A GOVERNMENTAL DISCUSSION ON  MATERNITY LEAVE AND MINIMUM WAGE--TWO THINGS--A VERY WELL DRESSED WOMAN TOLD OF HOW SHE HAD 6 CHILDREN AND TOOK 6 MONTHS LEAVE EVERY TIME MAKING ME WONDER, IF SHE WORKED FOR SDP, HOW WOULD WE GET TEH DOGS FED DURING HER 6 MONTHS MATERNITY LEAVE...--- I HAVE A FRIEND - MISSY--REALLY BRIGHT GAL WHO WAS AN EXOTIC ANIMAL HANDLER - HUSBAND WAS A DEALER IN VERY STRANGE ZOO ANIMALS- SHE WAS VERY PREGNANT- AND OUT HAYING  WITH HER HUSBAND- WHEN SHE WENT INTO LABOR- BEING ANIMAL PEOPLE AND DEALING WITH BIRTHS AND THINGS LIKE THAT , HER HUSBAND MOVED A LITTLT TOO SLOWLY AND SHE HAD THE BABY IN THE TRUCK BEFOR THEY GOT TO THE HOSPITAL... SHE SHAI THEY GOT INTO AN AWFUL BATTLE BECAUSE HE WANTED TO GO BACK TO HAYING BECAUSE TEH BABY WAS ALREADY BORN.
THE REST OF THE STORY-- THEY NAMED HIM "FORD" - AND HE IS TEH KID SHE USED TO SEND TO GET THE SCHOOL BUS WITH A CUP OF HORSE FEED FOR BREAKFAST---"IT IS ALL THE SAME STUFF"..
THE MORE REST OF THE STORY... THE KID IS NOW --  6'2"  A VERY HEALTHY LOOKING MAN   - LAST TIME I SAW HIM HE WAS 70 FEET UP  TEH NEIGHBORS TREE WHICH HE HAD JUST CLIMBED TO TRIM....-- 
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THE OTHER GOVERNMENTAL DISCUSSION WAS MINIMUM WAGE- WHERE SOME MAN FROM KENTUCKY WAS TRYING TO SUPPORT A FAMILY ON $8 AN HOUR.-- HE TALKED ABOUT DINING ON SQUIRRELS--- AND TEH SENATORS- OR WHOEVER THEY WERE WENT ON RECORD  SAYING TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE WAS ALL WRONG AND HOW MUCH BETTER IT WOULD BE FOR THE " LOW INCOME" TO HAVE  TEH MARKET  AFFECT TEH MIN WAGE.  WELL IF THAT WAS GOING  TO HELP THE LOW INCOME, HOW COME IT WAS TEHN SO "LOW"?  
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IT WAS AN ACTIVE NIGHT-- FROM THERE I WENT TO  TEH 4 MEN SITITING IN A ROW SAYING  "WE ARE LOOKING INTO IT " - TURNS OUT THE TOPIC THERE WAS 140,000 HOMES FOR FAMALIEIS OF VETERANS THAT WERE LOADED WITH MOLD-- AND THESE 4 CLOWNS HAD  RUN THE COMPANIES THAT FAKED THE BILLS FOR  FIXING THE PROBLEM.
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TIME TO MOVE THE CAR...

CHIP.... LET US PRAY ( CHIP IS E THE GUY WHO REPLACED MY SIDE MIRROR LAST TIME I HIT THE HOUSE)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

dec 10 2019
stitch-- sizzle's harl pup... did beautifully at the hospital while i picked up my new glasses..  he coul dnot have been better--  either  standing or sitting, he was just quietly watching everything that went on around him  with no excitement.. i did have bentley with us-- which stabalized teh situation  since he was bored with everything anyway...
there were sooooo mnay comments about 4 months old and already behaving?? --  he was so much better than a lot of dogs i see out in the world....   alive and alert-- but not confused at all... just lookin'  !!
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my soup has arrived... it no longer weighs 60 pounds because teh dry ice is long gone...  it is still cold... but i don't think it is worth the risk-- as good as it is--- they ( chat person justin)  said they would replace it-- so we wait again til friday's anticipated delivery.. in all teh world of  temp ailments food poisoning is right up there....  as soon as i get teh trackin g number i will share it  so you all can have teh thrills of souptracking.....
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GOTTA LOVE MAXINE---  AND HER 'ONE LINERS'--  CRUISE SHIP?  WHY PAY ALL THAT MONEY TO SLEEP IN A CLOSET? -- SOMEHOW TODAY-- IT HAS A FURTHER MEANING--  WHY PAY ALL THAT  MONEY TO GO HIKING AROUND TEH RIM OF A LIVE VOLCANO????

WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH TEH EXCITEMENT  NEW ENGLAND CAN PROVIDE WITH IT.S WIERD WEATHER???-- ONE SWIPE OF TEH ELECTRIC LINE BETWEEN HERE AND TOWN AND WE WILL HAVE ALL HE EXCITEMENT NEEDED FOR A YEAR.-- 
MAKE THAT TEH OVERHEAD ELECTRIC LINES  WHICH ARE ALL TWINED IT THE VARIOUS DEAD BRANCHES OF HUGE TREES. 
 50 DANES IN TEH HOUSE CROWDED AROUND THE FIREPLACE. now that would be exciting;
SO  MANY TREES SO LITTLE HELP. -- ONE BENEFIT OF TEH PARTRIDGEBERRY  DEVELOPEMENT NEXT TO US IS, BEING AT TEH END OF THE ELECTRICAL LINE, IT HELPS TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE "OUT HERE" 
ANOTEHR DAY OF RAIN AND MELT---   SOME POEPLE DON'T REALISE THAT 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS A WHOLLE NEW  BALL GAME ON TOP OF 3 INCHES OF FROST-- DRAINIGE BECOMES "RUN OFF"  WITH FEWER "OFF" PLACES TO RUN. ---
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 TEH GOAT MATERNITY WARD HAS MOVED-- THE  MOM AND BABE HAVE GONE TO THE OTHER TOPSFIELD FARM TO MAKE ROOM FOR WHAT IS POSSIBLEY A PREGNANT HORSE..  CONDITION UNKNOWN...
 OR RAther condition  to be determined by bryan    with-- not an obstrecical glove.... but an obstrecical sleeve..
  those sleeves have found thier way into many comical situations. i think i remember  johnny carson in one.
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there are so many "off product use" of medical devices ---  when my husband gave up his medical off ice , i inherited an amazing collection of things  once boiled and  repurposed,  - i don't know how households survive without a supply of  locking hemostats -- which are very cheap on ebay-- i just looked--- $7.95 for 6 ***stainless steel****-  even if you do not make small monkey fists, i don't know how you locate the scratchy ends of the annoying tiny plastic  thread that holds the labels on a  new sweater-- or holds the 2 mittons together. ---as i age and chase my salad around teh dish, i can see a future use- 
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some people-- actually 51% of the population  would recognize teh  very old wooden table in the guest house- with it's 2  very unique  towel holding devices at one end.-  teh other 49%  (men) would not have a clue...  don't even ask why our silverware is in the  stainless steel devices obviously meant to hold something.
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 moving on.....

Monday, December 9, 2019

dec 9 2019

the  on going saga of the soup----   - the 32 pounds of soup.... having been to rhodeisland -- still weighing 60.5 pounds has been to lynnfield ( closer)  and out for delivery saturday-- then sunday-- now tehy say monday--BY THE END OF TEH DAY-  i have heard that story before..  in despiration i went and bought a cuppa soup-- but it was not as good as i remnember that blount soup to be.
maybe we are into  strong desire for what we can not have.  blount seems to have 3 week delivery on any orders now-- it looks like they took december off -looks like i am soupless til jan 2020.  i will survive
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 every year the  town of i[pswich comes by with a small loaf of bannana bred around christmas tiem-- "ipswich cares" -- for the elderly--- me...last year the very nice lady  handed it to me while i was  on the tractor delivering manure to the pile... i thought that might have eliminated me from the program. however they are back again..l and it is good bannana bread... sitting here at my elbow...
made me think....
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 on tv  ??nbc?? this morning told  of a secret santa who hands out $100 bills to unsuspecting  people  at this time of year....who look like they could use $100-- and he got the town's ( detroit?) bus drivers to join in passing out the bills- amazingly  the bus drivers said they had  discovered teh unexpected  joy in giving..  certainoy that is true-- but come on americans---   there are an awful lot of you who would have a better christmas by handing out some $$ that you probably don't need anyway--instead of spending it on amazon to buy "objects"  - i get catalogs with teh heading "ideas of what to buy for the person who has everything"  what  kind of nitwit do these  catalogs think i am????  why would i want to   ..... etc.....
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ingrid--working for disney--- saw  a bunch of coats  that were no longer needed-- and packaged tehm up ( perfectly) -- like 300 of them--- many of our volunteers took one-- and then.. as they saw a need here and there-- they dished them out as they saw a need...   ingrid/disney  gave us all teh  ability to give-- everyone - both givers and takers--- had a wonderful time--it will be a long time before i forget the guy who took a coat because  as he stood ther ehelping me unload in teh 20 degree temp.... he said " this sweatshirt is all i have------ so for ingrid-- we are down to 3 dozen in the training room ,3 boxes here in the house  plus teh few over my head as samples.  we will 'distribute ' those in the next 2 weeks and be ready for any more overflow of large quantities of  corporate excess. -- 

 there are 2 other corporations who have  a similar  of program of listing something they have bought and don''t need- and will also pay to have it shipped to any charity-- which explains some of the strange things  you will see around here-- namely a full pallet 4'x4'x4'  of chlorox wipes that we have it the cellar...   they aren't soemthign we can cause much joy in distributing.....but we certainly  are using  them.. 
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yesterday-- someone got on my "case" about  why are you puttin g in a 5' garage door along side a people door    instead of just building a wall with a normal door?    i was upset at having that decision questioned--   because under interrigattion--  i could not think why.
 now writing this DD --- i remember one of the reasons-- so we can move large objects in that area with the tractor--- like pallets of chlorox wipes.  the person  questioning me had never had to deal with a 4x4x4 cube of  chlrox wipes- so i sounded  defient when all i could say was " just because " 
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and then the sleeping pill bit--- we had alot of comments... from 1 to 5 mg...

I take 1mg when I can’t sleep and I konk out for the whole night. I do feel a bit woozy when I wake up but that goes away once I’ve had my coffee. 
I can’t imagine taking a higher dose and being able to function in the morning. 
I would suggest you try 1 mg and see that helps. 
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REGARDING MEDICATION WEIRDNESS: I DEVELOPED WHAT SEEMED LIKE DEMENTIA IN LESS THAN A WEEK'S TIME. I KNEW I HADN'T HAD A STROKE, BUT I SUDDENLY HAD GREAT DIFFICULTY PUTTING TOGETHER A SENTENCE THAT MADE SENSE. I LIVE ON A CUL-DE-SAC, AND I WAS AFRAID TO LEAVE MY HOUSE TO WALK AROUND THE CUL-DE-SAC (6 HOUSES) FOR FEAR I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE WHICH HOUSE WAS MINE! TURNS OUT IT WAS MEDICATION I HAD BEEN TAKING FOR YEARS - BENADRYL (WHICH I TOOK FOR 30 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEM) AND AN ANTIDEPRESSANT I HAD TAKEN FOR 10 YEARS WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS. THE DIFFERENCE? MY AGE. (70 AT THE TIME.) BOTH DRUGS ARE IN A CLASS CALLED "ANTICHOLINERGICS" WHICH CREATE DEMENTIA-LIKE SYMPTOMS IN THE ELDERLY. I STOPPED TAKING THEM, AND MY BRAIN STARTED WORKING AGAIN WITHIN 3 DAYS. NO PROBLEMS SINCE. 
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as part of my scientific report , one must establish the degree of wooziness before and after medication.... i do--- with my suduko book- try and keep track just how woozy  i am normally as opposed to when i have taken any drugs-- if my normal  rate is 2/5--- meaning  i do have a n inherinant state of wooz, but  i have not backed into anything with my car ---,  if it gets to a rate of 4/5 and i  notice "welcome to maine "  on the route 95  signs....or i begin to hit mul;tiple things -- i probably should not drive- at least on the road...
i am sure-- people who say it does not affect them--- are wrong.  there are degrees...

Sunday, December 8, 2019

DEC 8 2019
the great soup mystery.......i am still saying .....there does exist a clam chowder... in a bag.. about a foot long  that  i was told was a BLOUNT product.........was the best clam chowder i have ever had--- but UPS  seems to have lost teh shipping-- and seeing as it i was a  frozen product, i am not sure of teh quality when they find it; also i still have to certify that it was  a blount product that i had lunched on  a week ago.
i did hear of a tractor trailer accident on 495 at exit 43 which is teh closest exit to  us..2 days ago -- at which  , my soup went from chelmsford( close) to rhode island( much further away)-- other problem is i ordered 8 bags of 4 pound chowder( 2 kinds) and the package that is lost weighs 60.5 pounds. so unless that  extra 25 pounds is dry ice--
welllllllll...... next time they weigh the package. if it is 10 pounds less, there might be hope  that the 32 pounds of soup still has 25 pounds of dry ice in it.-- if the package now  weighs  less than 40 pounds, i would guess my soup is a gonner.
tractor trailer accidents are so non personal- happen all the time-- we dismiss them as just another-- and why don't THEY ..... until your own soup is involved..
 whatever you do... there is always someone  oversimplify the situation and tell the world how they would do it differently-   however not one of thosae people ever actrually does anything about  it -- my dad would saay "advice is cheap"  and now with the help of the internet, the less anyone knows, the further the story wanders. especially now with the internet-- people know an incredible number of totally useless information-eyelids on a fly... but are totally lacking in knowledge of which end of the hammer is used to hit a nail.  may i make not that the proper hammer users are getting older and older with no apprentiships being done  to refill the gap which eventually has to be made??
mike rowe's of teh world unite!!! if he had a  MIKE ROWE UNIVERSITY... , i would hire one of his PHD students immediately--or CARLENE'S COLLEGE of hard knocks -- who's colors are black and blue.
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NOW FOR MY SLEEP STUDY--- YEARS AGO-- AFTER MY ELECTRUCUTION BY THE KONE ELEVATOR- IT WAS SUGGESTED  BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR-- THAT I  NOT USE BENYDRYL AS THERE WAS A STUDY OUT TRYING TO ASSOCIATE IT WITH ALTZEIMERS- SO I  QUIT THAT AND DIDNT GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP FOR 3 YEARS-- 
TIL IN MY LATESWT YEARLY, THE DOCTOR SUGGESTEDE MELATONIN- 5MG- SO I  TRIED THAT-- AND IT CERTAINLY ALTERED MY DREAMS- SO I WENT TO 2.5 MG- -- I THINK I HAVE NOTICED THAT 2 DAYS OFF THAT MELATONIN, AND I DON'T GET STUCK TRYING TO REMEMBER WORDS AS BADLY AS WHEN I TAKE TEH 2.5 OR EVEN 3.75 MG-- I DO WATCH THAT STUFF.... 

IT IS A DOUOBLE WAMMY ----  ABSENT MINDED BECAUSE OF NO SLEEP  OR PLENTY OF SLEEP INDUCED BY MELATONIN WHICH  THEN MAKES ME ABSENT MINDED..
JUST AN OBSERVATION.-- 
MEGAN SAID TEH STUFF MAKES HER DREAMS WILD..... I BELIEVE THAT .... ANYBODY  ELSE GOT ANY INPUT???

Friday, December 6, 2019

DEC 6 2019

MEN CARRYING BLACK BUCKETS--  GWEN IS HERE FROM THE STYLISH TOWN OF  ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA-- AND SAYS  IN HER WORLD OF MEN AND WOMEN, TEH MEN HAVE STARTED TO CARRY BUCKETS- AS GENETRIC CARRY ALLS-- APPARENTLY THE MEN BEGAN BY PUTTING "STUFF" IN THE WIFE'S  DECORATED BUCKET- SO TEH WIVES FOUND A MORE MASCULINE  ALTERNATIVE-- BLACK BUCKETS... FOR THAT QUICK RUN TO HOME DEPOT- NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS  FOR TEH GROUPING OF LIKE ITEMS....! 

SHE IS ON A BIG KICK ABOUT NOT USING PLASTICS - AND IS ONN MY CASE ABOUT THE PLASTIC STRAWS I USE TO BUBBLE THE SUGAR INTO MY COFFEE---SHE DECLARES WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT SHE  HAS REDUCED HER USE OF PLASTICS BY 90%--  WITH JUST A LITTLE ORGANIZATION-- LIKE  REFUSE ALL BAGS AND  PUT SMALL STUFF IN YOUR POCKETS... AND CARRY A CLOTH BAG--- OR A NICE BUCKET-- ALL DECORATED...

THAT BUCKET IDEA IS THE ULTIMATE IN A"WOMAN'S POCKETBOOK"  BUT FAR LESS INCLINED TO COLLECT PERMANENT  CLUTTER.  YOU CAN SEE INTO IT.
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PLASTIC BOTTLES....- SEEMS LIKE THE GOVERNMENT COULD TAX THEM OUT OF EXISTANCE.. WE COULD FUND THE ENTIRE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM   WITH  TEH TAX MONEY FROM POLAND SPRINGS ALONE...
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NOW A PROBLEM.... WE ARE GETTTING TO THE POINT WHERE DOGS WHO WE "PUT OUT" YEARS AGO, ARE AGING... AND NEED REPLACING  AS THEY TIRE- OR WORSE YET- GO TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE.  WITH 150 OR SO DOGS OUT WORKING... WE  DO GET THAT TERRIBLE CALL WHEN SOMEONE HAS TO LET THEIR DOG GO-  MY ONLY WAY TO DEAL IS TO REMIND PEOPLE YOU GIVE YOUR DOG A HAPPY LIFE- AND WHEN IT IS OVER, YOU LET THEM SLEEP- 

LOOKING AT BENTLEY AND CHAOS--- SHE IS FULL OF ODD LUMPS AND BUMPS...-- SHE IS ALSO VERY  HAPPY, PEEING ASND POOPING ON SCHEDULE- NOTHING IS OOZING OR DRIPPING-- AS IS BENTLEY- THE PROBLEM WITH BENTLEY IS A BIT MORE SPECIFIC-- I AM TOLD HIS 2 MASCULINE APPENDAGES DO NOT MATCH.--- I  NEVR WOULD HAVE  EVEN THOUGHT TO INVESTIGATE THE  CONSISTANCEY OF THE 2, --- WHATEVER, IT  DOES NOT SEEM TO BOTHER HIM- SO I GO WITH TEH STATEMENT ON MANY MEDICAL DOCTORS OFFICES..  "FIRST DO NO HARM" - AND WITH 2 OLDER DOGS - TO WHOM ANESTHESIA IS NO LAUGHING MATTER,  I HANG N THERE... MAYBE LIKE THE PERSON FALLING OUT OF A 70 STORY BUILDING.. WE ARE DOING OK SO FAR....
I DEFINITELY STOP BEFORE ANY TEST IS DONE TO SAY WHAT DIFFERENCE IS THAT TEST GOING  TO MAKE IN THE DOG'S LIFE--- WHY XRAY CHAOS TO SEE IF  THOSE LUMPS ARE LUNG  CANCER ?  FIRST SHE WOULD NOT BE HAPPY ABOUT BEING XRAYED.. AND SECOND WHAT DIFFERENCE  WOULD IT MAKE IF THEY ARE..  WE ARE NOT ABOUT TO OPERATE AND REMOVE THEM -  IF WE FOUND OUT THEY ARE CANCEROUS, IT WOULD MAKE ME MISERABLE FOR HER REMAINING YEARS WORRYING ABOUT WHAT I SHOULD DO WHEN... SHE/ THEY  WILL HOPEFULLY TELL ME WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO SLEEP.
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SO BACK TO PLASTIC CONTAINERS-- IF ANYONE WANTS 25 OF THE PLASTIC DISHES ( WASHED IN THE DISH WASHER)  TO COLLECT NUTS AND BOLTS--- OR SUGAR AND SALT... JUST SEND ME TEH POSTAGE...   WE HAVE HUNDREDS... .. DONNA THINKS   MAYBE THOUSANDS.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

DEC 5 2019

I AM TOLD THE BOSTON MARATHON IS TH OLDEST MARATHON IN THE COUNTRY---  I AM ALSO TOLD-- IT IS ON THE INTERNET SO IT MUST BE TRUE....  THE SECOND OLDEST IS TEH LEADVILLE PACK BURRO RACE    A DEFINITELY QUIRKY "HAPPENING"   I JUST READ JANINE'S "MAKE WAY FOR DONKEYS"  --- WHICH IS A CUTE NEARLY FACTUAL STORY OF RESCUING DONKEYS-- BUT IT  ALSO TALKS ABOUT .... A BOOK TO ENTERTAIN SMALL CHILDREN AND  EDUCATE  COLLEGE STUDENTS AS TO THE POSSIBILITIES OF  BURRO RACING.-WHERE PEOPLE GO WITH DONKEYS AND RUN- WALK- SIT AROUND -AND WALK MORE- OVER 15 MILES OF COLORADO HILLS...  THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL PROVIDE DONKEYS WHO WILL HAPPIY JOG ALONG - I  DON'T KNOW THE EXACT DETAILS BUT THERE IS A  PROCESS-- AND A GROUP THAT ORGANIZES MAYBE 10 "RACES" A YEAR..  HARDLY A RACE IN THE USUAL SENSE-- OBJECT BEING TO GET THERE-- . JANINE SHIPPED OUT 6 DONKEYS  TO SOMEONE IN THE EQUINE RESCUE NETWORK AND  WENT WITH A GROUP--- THE VIDEO 2019 PACK BURRO RACING PREVIEW  SHOW WHAT GREAT FUN DONKEYS THEY HAD ---  ONE RACER SAID  " YOU HAVE TO DEVELOPE A GOOD RELATIOSHIP WITH YOUR DONKEY OR YOU AIN'T GOIN' ANYWHERE...  "   WHIPS ARE FORBIDDEN--  CARROTS , AND PEPPERMINTS  ARE ALLOWED. WATCHING THOSE VIDEOS MAD ME LAUGH... DONKEYS ARE SUCH FUN  CHAracters. you could not do that with horses....

USTABEE  THERE  WAS A GREAT RACE IN MASS...  WATERTOWN TO MARBLEHEAD  26 MILES EITHER ON LAND OR SEA-- I DID THE LAND PART-- ON THAT BIG WHEEL BIKE THAT SITS AROUND HERE NOW MINUS A PEDAL--  IT WAS TEH SAME KIND OF RACE--- THE WINNER WAS ALWAYS DISQUALIFIED BECA USE THEY MUST HAVE CHEATED...-- I AM TOLD..... IT PRODUCED TEH FIRST 10 PERSON BIKE   WHERE THAY WELDED  BIKE PARTS TO A BEER KEG SO 9 PEOPLE  PEDALED AND ONE STEEREED --- NOW HAMMEKER SCHLEMER HAS PARTY BIKES FOR 10 RIDERS--- ALSO FOR $12,000    -- USED IN PLACES LIKE FLORIDA.

THE  CONCEPT OF  COMPLETING  THE COURSE IS FAR SUPERIOR TO  TEH WINNING NONSENSE

COMPETITION IN GENERAL IS A MIXED BAG-- ESPEDIALLY WITH KIDS-- TAKE POP WARNER FOOTBALL
PLEASE !  TAKE 20 KIDS - LET THEM BANG HEADS TOGETHER SO THAT ONE HOUR LATER YOU NAVE 10 MISERABLE KIDS.--I HAD THAT FEELING WITH THE HORSE SHOW BIT LONG AGO....    PUT 10 KIDS ON A HORSE IN A SHOW RING AND MAKE 9 MISERABLE FAILURES.  PERSONALLY I THINK THAT EVOLVES TO 9 
ADULTS WITH ROAD RAGE.....BUT WHAT DO I KNOW.
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GOLF IS RIGHT UP THER FOR QUIRKY PURSUITS-- WOULDN'T IT BE TEH SCOTTISH WHO  GAVE SOME MAN A BAT AND A 2" BALL AND SAID  SEE IF YOU CAN GET IT IN THAT 4 INCH  HOLE 1/4 MILE AWAY.  IN THE MEANTIME WANDER AROUND IN  THE FRESH AIR- AND IN THE WOODS AND DEEP GRASS- AND YOU CAN GET A NUMBER CALLED " HANDICAP" -- WHICH IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT , I HAVE SOME REALLY NICE EXPENSIVE BATS WHICH I AM SURE WILL REDUCE YOUR HANDICAP

AND IF YOU WOULD RATHER A LESS ENERGETIC PURSUIT,, SIT HERE BY THIS LAKE -- ENJOY TEH SCOTTISH HOSPITALITY-- FOOD AND DRINK  AND TRY AND GET A PICTURE OF A MONSTER - WE HAVE NAMED IT "NESSY" -- OH... AND CALL TEH LAKE A LOCH SO IT SOUNDS OFFICIAL. 
GOTTA HAND IT TO THE SCOTS ! 
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 WE ARE ON THE RECOVERY SIDE OF THE FIRSWT REMARKABLE STORM... IT WAS NOT A NICE ONE.
WE DID GET 10 INCHES OF SNOW-- BUT THE BAD PART WAS TEH 1/4 INCY OF  PACKED ANS LIPPERY STUFF UNDERNEATH--  THE TRACTOR IS STUCK- AND GONG TO STAY THERE UNTIL SUNDAY-- WHEN WE KMAY HAVE 50 DEGREES.-- OH I COULD GET IT OUT USING TEH BACK HOE TO SHOVE IT AROUND, BUT WHOEVER DESIGENED THAT KABOTA PUT THE LEVERS FOR  TEH BACK HOE ABOUT 6 INCHES FROMT EH SEAT-- MAKING IT IDEAL FOR  A DIFFERENT SHAPED OPERATOR THAN ME.  I COULD ... BUT .. ALSO THE BACK HOE SEAT IS NOT IN THE HEATED CAB...
SO I PLOWED WITH THE CAR AND CALLED TEH SANDER GUY AND WILL WAIT TIL THE TRACTOR GETS THAWED OUT. 
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I WAS DEVASTATED TO SEE THAT THE SANDER GUY  RICHARD WAS LISTED IN THE OBITUARY-  UNTIL I FOUND OUT HE HAD LEFT EVERYTHING  INCLUDINGT HIS NAME---TO HIS SON-- WHO QUICKLY CAME AND DESLIPPERIED MOST OF TEH DRIVING AREA THAT HE COUDL GET TO.  I THINK THERE IS SALT IN THAT STUFF HE SPREAD -- YOU CAN TELL FROM TEH DRIVEWWAY CAMERA TODAY !
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NO ONE SENT ME ANY PARTNER STORIES IT INCLUDE....I GUESS THEY ARE FULL OF TURKEY--- WHICH I AM TOLD HAS NATURAL MELATOININ????

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

DEC 4 2019

FROM TOOTHPICK HOLDERS TO BOWLING BALLS....
maybe another perfect day to sit in front of the fire and make monkey fists-- linda packaged up 35 yesterday--bizzarre??? ... what on earth do people do with them?  historically they were  a weight to enable a line to be thrown between  2 ships.  but now.... 
mostly... the 1 inch ones with a small brass snap are great zipper pulls ESPECIALLY FOR OLD FINGERS !!   --or school bag decorations-- "this monekEY  fist is made with a marble in the middle-- so when you think you have lost your marbles, you have one left." -- PLUS TEHY ARE COTTON AND CAN BE BOILED AND DYED...
 the 4 inch ones- OUT OF A "PLASTICY ROPE"  i  hang on a door knob to keep it from banging  the wall...  personally-- i use terh 2" ones on my car keys- making them nearly impossible to forget.

NOW FOR  THE EXTREME'S..... I MADE ONE WITH A BOWLING BALL IN THE MIDDLE FOR TEH  ADULT SWING SET CHIP MADE-- IT HAS OVER 100 FEET OF 1/2 INCH NICE COTTON ROPE-- AND THEN THERE IS BETSY--THAT HUGE ONE WAS EASIER THAN BETSY'S BRAINSTORM,

 YOU KNOW BETSY WHO OWNS OUR MOMMY DOGS ... SCARLOTT, MISCHA AND SKYE- LIVES DOWNTHE ROAD  SHE IS IN THE JEWELERY BUSINESS--  BIG TIME-- WITH ALOT OF FANCY STORE NAMES CARRYING HER "STUFF"    BETSY FROST'S DESIGN.
 SHE GOT THE BRAINSTORM OF MONKEY FIST JEWELERY AND GAVE ME A THREAD AND A TINY BEAD- I SHOUJLD MAKE THE MODEL- OR WHATEVER...I MUST HAVE SPENT A WEEK TNAGLED IN THAT TINY THREAD- BUT FINALLY GOT A RESPECTWABLE FIST ABOUT 1/4 INCH DIAMETER-- WITH TEH CORRECT 4 "FINGERS"   WHICH SHE NOW SELLS IN STERRLING SILVER.  BETSY IS AN EXPERT AT COPYING ANYTHING  IN VARIOUS METALS- OR AT LEAST SHE KNOWS SOMEONE...

-- IN AN EFFORT TO FIND TEH RIGHT SIZE TO  PRODUCE A "SITABLE - ONABLE SWING" I FOUND OUT ABOUT  MEDICINE BALLS- APPARENTLY DESIGNED FOR A PRESIDENT LONG AGO FOR A CARDIO WORKOUT-- AT ANY RATE -- THEY ,MAKE ALL SIZES - OFTEN 20 POUNDS.... I GOOGLED AND FOUND 
Individually constructed, stitched, and tested entirely in Columbus, Ohio, Our rugged Medicine Balls are perfect for high-speed, high-intensity training.
MADE ME WONDER ABOUT TH E HIGH SPEED INTENSITY TRAINING OF THROWING A 20 POUND OBJECT  AT  ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL IN GENERAL.-- BUT THEY DO MAKE THEM-- IN LEATHER AND IN COLOR....  I NOW OWN  2 WHICH WERE TOO SMALL FOR THE SWING PROJECT...  BUT PRETTY...I DID FIND A USED REG BOWLING BALL  FOR THAT PROJECT.

AND THEN....... THE ONLY POSESSION I REALLY WANTED OUT OF MY FAMILY HOME WAS  THE TOOTHPICK HOLDER WHICH SAT ON THE DINING ROOM TABLE --  IT IS A PERFECTLY SHAPED MINI DONKEY WITH  PACK HARNESS AND PANIERS WHICH HELD THE TOOTHPICKS..--   BETSY FOUND A PERSON TO COPY THAT  DONKEY-  SO I  HAD SOME MADE IN SILVR AND PEWTER...ANT HAVE SHARED IT WITH  SOME  DONKEY ORIENTED FAMILY  MEMBERS...AND NOW-- IT IS THE PERFECT SIZE SHAPE AND "PRESENCE" TO HOLD MY HEARING AIDS - BOTH AT MY BEDSIDE OR DESK - EVERY TIME I GO PAST THE COSTCO HEARING AID DEPARTMENT I WISH I HAD TEH CONNECTION S TO MARKET THAT MINI DONKEY AT COSTCO  AS A HEARING AID HOLDER ..  IT IS PERFECT.    WE COULD DO PEWTER OR SILVER.....   
ANYBODY GOT CONNECTIONS? 

IF MARK CAN MAKE A LIVING ON POKERCHIPS WHY CAN'T I ON TOOTHPICK HOLDERS? 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

dec 3 2019

short doggie---
 got to get the driveway open so staff can get parked somewheree... worked well yesterday-- i did the straight run and push piles-- then keagan came in to re organize teh piles  with the tractor,  into  teh drainage downhill kind into the streeem/pond..

well today at least i have a broom in the car so maybe i can see- 
my big concern is  cold.... i know why people move south...i fear teh cold----i don't fear teh quick sprint to my car which has a great heater... i fear losing heat in the house- until i realized i could fit 3 adult dogs 6 puppies and me in my  nice heated car. and take us somewhere else...

we have not got the fireplace going well enough lately...- once we get teh big stone chimney heated up, it would help --- but that was not operational last night....  budddddddddd.........i think  time has come to get teh firee going and keep it going til july 2020.  wood is all piled up time has come;.  and we do have fire startteres--

for the newcommers...  at dogfest one year- i had a fire all built with a pot of watrre hanging over it to boil corn, and i askedd 2 camera people who  were standng by if they would start  the fire--  both- in unison-  whipped out  thier cell phones to ask how to light a fire.. just as  meatcutter steve ws going by-- he said he saved his dryer lint, stuffed it in the empty toilet paper roll- and that made a perfect fire starter.    that story haqs lasted... which is why on a weekly basis , i get about a dozen toilet paper rolls stuffed with lint,   sent to us to start fires...

Monday, December 2, 2019

dec 2 2019
snow storms make for late daily doggie... i have to get out and get the staff and volunteers room to park----the usual is called the parking "pit" whch smacks of uphill to get out of it.. and that  certazinly is possibel, but very exciting with tractors and trucks doint the pulling.

ther could be 2 improvements--- undo teh electric gate and tie open( carefully replacing the cotter pin because littel pieces of metal and snow do not mix well....)   and then there is a window brush--- i did give one swipe with an arm- and then plowed with 12 lateral visabilitgy-- and i didn't hit anything-- but that could present a problem-- other than that it was easy.

i did get the  "at 82 you have no business.. yatta yatta yatta"   i will address that concep-t only  after i have hit 3 objects in the same snowstorm.   

with proper organization, i have a 20 foot walk in whatever dropped ( snow/slush.. whatever)  and into my remotley heated car  which is a super luxury for me-- days of not even having a cab on teh tractor, while   wrapped in moving blankets   which only had a bucket-- them days is gone-- hopefully forever..so as i sit in heated comfort-- with   the gizmno in my lap, teh plow can be tilted eiter direction-- another super luxury  from the  tractor bucket which only pushed straight ahead...
so instead of  freezing  in a blizzard, i sit and say to myself,  button to lift plow,  lever for car revearse -- button for angle, button to drop--lever forward  to push snow around into piles to be dealt with by anyone who thinks tractors are funj...  the one with the cab is alot funner than the smaller one.

do not ever try and sneak behind me  while i am plowing   --- i do not look--- i have enough to do with all teh buttons... next week i will try and play christmas music as soon as i figure out thowe buttons/;****
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the big  disaster of the morning was teh coffee pot got ornery-- i did get one cuppwa-- but it pointed out, we have no plan "B" for coffee making.  now that is could be a disaster.
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thus proving once again , with all the modern machinery  there is no reason a woman can not operate teh heavy equipment......  the mechanical problme of the day was teh #$%^&* coffee maker.
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that is a nice car--- janine borrowed  it to pull the trailer to a dn from the  horse aucton in penna... and said it was such a nice car that she could have bought a couple draft horses ( 2000 pounds each)  happily she did not---unhappily in that world you are buying horses by the pound.  she can save more smaller ones.
moving on...
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 i think i am finally done with the turkey and ham breakfasts-- which were such fun for a while-- but were beginnign to get to me.
food--- that blount chowder company---  i ordered chowder that was avail in 3 days ( i am pretty sure)  the money for the 16 pounds of bagged chowder has been taken from my checking account- so it  may be coming... but everthing else on that site is now on 3 weeks delay--- i was ready to fill the freezer with beef stroganoff--   they must be taking the holiday off... i hope my chowder arrives before january... that wsas good chowder.

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it is snowing again.... but keagen is due here -  young kid-  he can do the difficult  places.
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since charlie's generosity had   influenced teh shatupon bricks, i figured it was logical that his contribution be assigned to  the remaing bricks to give us our "sold out " --- then darned if he wasn't a runner up when the hen did her thing. 
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cp's  fyi

When you were a kid, bank interest was at 5% on your savings account and a notary signature was free...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

dec 1 2019

a cp made some suggestion s about  trying to  organize a better wish list..... good point... 

the support we get from the community is overwhelming-- and we are totally dependant on that support.....
sometimes when a cp sees a greatg bargain or sale of sometihng they know we use-- they often buy and send it in a bit random manner.... that randomness does work... it gets interesing  when kohl's has a nationwide sale of fluffies and everybody sends  a half dozen...  eventually we will need them. we do g o thru alot ... but..... 
if  at mail call i mention a hole in my sox, 800 people would rush out and buy me sox.    i love it ! except lets stay practical.....

 our  best support is still teh  $10 chicken brick or 2--- fits more budgets than the advantix at $69-- it is lovely to think someone couoldl keep track of the amazon wish listg-- sometimes we can--- but it does get us overloaded sometimes when we get sidetracked...  and we do get sidetracked...

 i thought i said i  personally would support the firestick project  until we get better organized--- there are too many variables.  

i am very protective of our email list and  anyone wanting to "use" our community---  we do have an amazon link off our daily blog- i will check with linda, but i don't think it makes that much money for sdp.. maybe $1000 a year?? which is nice-- but it might do more damage than good...  they are  collecting emali  addresses cheap[ly. which they are going to do anyway-- very annoying...

again -- our lifeblood is still the crazy shatupon society -  and congradulations to the permant members- some of which will be chosen today-- all the rest of you 'all certainly qualify as "supporting menbers" 
hmmm,,...... i must make out  supporting membership cards for anyone  who sends an envelope-- or is getting wometihg else sent from us...
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don't forget the monkey fists for a wierd christmas gift  fopr someonw who didn't know they needed a monkye fist.----   i have not lost my car keys since i put  a 2 inch fist on the keys.
 those small  1 inch ones....have a marble in th middle-- so when you think you've lost your marbles, you have one left...-  i will try and keep up... 
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*and tehn my commerscial displeasure--- it is not that any of these are clever or amusing-   except for teh quit smoking turkey.... i think they are all junk.
 NOW......THERE WERE... LAST NIGHT
23 COMMERCIALS BETWEEN 2 "SHOWS"... I LISTED THEM

T MOBILE 
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE
 LAND ROVER 
SKIN NEURTO
PILL PACK 
PET SMARTT
 A BOOK
CNN HEROS
BMW
BOB'S FURNATURE
CNN SHOW
METROPHELOMA LAWYER
CHEVY
SOMETIGN SWIMMING /WATCH
VERIZON
SOME VIDEO/MOVIE
VELXX NICNOTINE
OZEMPIC?
WATCH MVXXXXX 
turkey non smoking---- which gets my award for teh most  intgeresting and well done.

I REMEMBER as a kid--- there was one commercial - BETWEEN 2 SHOWS- 30 SECONDS that was it...

 THEN ONE AT THE END- AND  ONE AT TEH BEGINNING =60 SECONDS
THEN 3  90 SECONDS
 TEHN THEW WENT TO 20 SECONDS EACH
AND AFTER THAT I LOST COUND
  BUT I LISTED THOSE 23 AND I SWEAR SOME WERE 30 AND SOME 20 SECONDS EACH  
EVE IF THEY WERE 20 SECONDS EACH THAT IS  7.6 MINUTES OFF A 30 MINUTE SHOW AND I BET THERE ARE MIDDLE COMMERCIALS  PROB OR 3 MINUTES SO WE ARE DOWN TO A 20 MINUTE SHOW FOR WHICH WE MUST SIT THRU 10 MINUTES OF COMMERCIALS?????

I THINK-- FROM WHEN I WAS IN TEH COMEMRCIAL MAKING BUSINESS..... THERE ARE 27 WORDS IN 10 SECOND COMMERCIAL--so  with 54 WORDS EVERY 20 SECOND COMMERCIAL.  i give up... but you get the idea...  
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new hat at mail call--- i have a few-- but not 31 .... yet