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Title: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 24, 2022, 05:48:03 AM
welcome
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 24, 2022, 05:49:14 AM
tried to be sneaky and not create a cheers room...  LOL
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: oldguy on March 24, 2022, 08:48:25 AM
Good Morning Forum Fans

I see that Amy has been busy overnight...  so here is the new bookmarks for 2022 forums

Decorah Eagles 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2780.new.html#new
Decorah North Eagles 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php/topic,2779.new.html#new
Beak Room 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2781.new.html#new
Cheers 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2792.new.html#new
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: baziunc on March 24, 2022, 03:11:19 PM
LBL, the Cheers 2022 thread is now in the Decorah Eagles 2022 Board - by mistake, I'm sure - At that board is now your regular Cheers 2022 thread that has been here before, with all the Cheers posts from this year still in it. So you might want to ask Amy to get that Cheers 2022 thread back in the Decorah Lounge board. I'm sure she moved it to the Decorah Eagles Board by mistake.  I think its index might be messed up somehow... just an idea... But I'm sure if you ask Amy to look at where the regular Cheers 2022 thread that has been in progress all this year is now, she can get it straightened out.

Meanwhile, Have a Great Day, Cheerios!  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 24, 2022, 05:35:17 PM
Thanks for info.  I will let Paulie know she likes reading past posts if she is busy . But I am good here. I read those post already. Fresh start here :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on March 24, 2022, 08:25:39 PM
Hi!!  ;D

Hey there LB, I found you. Thanks for sending me the info. You're right about me reading past posts when I've been busy and not here daily .. like now. lol Yup! Life's been busy.

Old Guy and Baziunc thanks for heads up to LB.

LB, Is Copper following you all around this week while you're working from home?
Do the new hires still ask you questions while you work from home?

LB, I'll let jicaji know about this change then we Cheerios are good to go.  ;)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 25, 2022, 04:58:44 AM
Good Morning, yes Copper still follows me when I am not sleeping. Couldnt sleep so up early my co work is off so I have to do her work plus mine so I will get a head start cause I get off at 200 today (summer hours) So go to make sure the wor is done.  Yes the new hires will ask me questions when ot in office we have a messenger service we use.  Not as much though . My other co worker is in the offce so they bug her. she is getting me mad she is taching one girl wrong or not showing the how t do things but expects the to know.  Copper gets me up early still but I was up first today hee hee I even tooka shower already and almost done with my first of many coffees
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 25, 2022, 08:42:41 AM
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LB  you were certainly up early this morning.  I was awake at my usual 3a and finally got back to sleep about 4:30a...

Thanks Paulie for the information.  I'm here.

Went to an incredible High School play/musical last night in which my middle granddaughter participated, "Chicago."  The talent was over the top. It was so professional it was hard to keep in mind this was a HS play/musical.  Kudos to the kids.  Lots of hard work and long, long days with their rehearsals.  We were so proud.

Well, have a good weekend guys.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on March 25, 2022, 02:59:03 PM
Good Morning, yes Copper still follows me when I am not sleeping. Couldnt sleep so up early my co work is off so I have to do her work plus mine so I will get a head start cause I get off at 200 today (summer hours) So go to make sure the wor is done.  Yes the new hires will ask me questions when ot in office we have a messenger service we use.  Not as much though . My other co worker is in the offce so they bug her. she is getting me mad she is taching one girl wrong or not showing the how t do things but expects the to know.  Copper gets me up early still but I was up first today hee hee I even tooka shower already and almost done with my first of many coffees
Awww to Copper. He loves his mama. Wow you were up earlier today! You sure did get up before Copper and took a shower earlier too! Copper got a taste of being woken up early. LOL

Nice to getting off at 2pm today! I've said it before, LB, and I'll say it again .. You have excellent work ethics. Hopefully the new hires will catch on to doing the work correctly from your guidance when you're in the office.

Now TGIF for you. Enjoy your weekend!

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on March 25, 2022, 03:02:59 PM
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LB  you were certainly up early this morning.  I was awake at my usual 3a and finally got back to sleep about 4:30a...

Thanks Paulie for the information.  I'm here.

Went to an incredible High School play/musical last night in which my middle granddaughter participated, "Chicago."  The talent was over the top. It was so professional it was hard to keep in mind this was a HS play/musical.  Kudos to the kids.  Lots of hard work and long, long days with their rehearsals.  We were so proud.

Well, have a good weekend guys.
jicaji, You're welcome. The gangs all here now. lol

Congrats for your middle granddaughter! The play/musical sounds like it was awesome. I agree with you giving kudos to the kids. Good for them!

I thought you waking at 3am was an occasional thing. It happens nightly? (early morning) It's good that you can go back to sleep.

You have a good weekend too.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 25, 2022, 08:31:49 PM
Paulie....eyes wide open EVERY night aprox. 3am.  It's very rare that I sleep solidly through the night.  Ugh  At least I don't have to get up early at a certain time LOL.

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 26, 2022, 08:55:35 AM
Good Morning, I am sure you are proud of your grand daught Jacaji. It does amaze me hw thse kids have such talent!!!3 am for me when my eye opened to but managed to go back to bed until copper worke me up at 4am. I went back to sleep again until Copper decided to wake me up at 7am again.  I am so exhausted.  I may actually crawl into my bed in a littlebit to take a nap which I never do I would just usually fall asleep on couch but I want my bed today. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 26, 2022, 10:48:31 AM
2/3
 
LB....I think if ya don't sleep soundly all night, even if ya get a few hours inbetween, ya wake up tired.  At least that's it for me.

If I could quiet my brain, it would definitely help I'm sure.  I think of all things that COULD happen, then I go to worse case scenario. That's just me LOL.

Anyway enjoy the weekend ;D
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 27, 2022, 08:08:39 AM
I slept better last night didnt wake up as tired.  I was so aggrevated with copper all day yesterday, He just annoyed me with everything he di d.  Poor Copper. Looking forward to going into work tomorrow.   Oh I got my coritzone shot on Thursday, He mentioned surgury but he said I have to loose more weight to qualify I  understand that but I kno wof people heavy who had knee surgury.  I dont want the surgery yet though
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 27, 2022, 10:08:08 AM
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LB, Does the cortisone shot work for you?  It stopped working for me a couple of years ago.  In the beginning, it took some of the pain away, but then after awhile, not so much.

Glad you had a better night's sleep.

Hi Paulie....Talk soon  ;)

Have a good week
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 27, 2022, 06:22:39 PM
Hi Jacaji, It usually does work for only about 3-4 months.  This time I dont think it's working as wll as in the pass though but there is improvement 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 28, 2022, 01:38:24 PM
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LB, I had cortisone shots  a few years.  In the beginning they helped a bit, but then nothing other than the sleepless night the night of the shot.

It's actually coming down snow showers here on and off all day....temp approx. 30 deg.

So where is the March lamb????

So happy I don't waste my time watching the Oscars, and BTW, I never did like Will Smith......just 'sayin.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 28, 2022, 07:49:49 PM
cold here too we had snow squall warnings. Power at work went down accident we worked until our lap top died than went home and worked the rest of day fro home power is on now.  Actually my knee hurts  when I sleep now  maybe that is  the problem of my trouble  sleeping
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 29, 2022, 08:39:43 AM
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LB....My knee also wakes me at night.  Sometimes a pain sometimes a "pulling" sensation.   Tylenol for arthritis helps a tiny bit for me.

I'm hoping this cold doesn't kill some of my perennials that are beginning to pop up.  Can't wait to see leaves on the trees and some pretty flowers.

Still waiting for the "lamb" part of March to kick in.  We've certainly had enough of the "lion."  LOL

Hi Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on March 29, 2022, 01:54:44 PM
Well, just gave myself a primer course on bayberry, barberry, burning bush, and smoke bush.  My first thought was that KB showed a pic of my purple barberry bushes.  Did a lot of checking up on different sites.  Have three purple barberry at front of house and 2 orange/red bayberry at the back lot line.  Burning bush is also called smoke bush is what I surmised?  Whatever, they look like very reliable plants to keep for a while.  Read something about X to smoke bush because it's invasive, not used in US/North America.

P     
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on March 29, 2022, 03:08:59 PM
Hi  :)

LB and jicaji, I hope both of your knees are handling this cold weather okay.

Bitter cold and windy weather here too. Snow squalls yesterday too. I could do without these high winds.
LB, I know. I know. You love the wind.  ;D

jicaji, Same here worrying about perennials.

Temp this morning was in the teens with feels like temp in single digits. This Thursday is to be 72 then a cold front moves through with thunderstorms. Crazy.

jicaji, When I was reading past posts I was confused by your asking where's the lamb. I'm thinking what lamb. What post did I miss.
Then I read your later post about lion and March lamb! I got it!   Duh!!  ;D

Hi Puff

Plumber was here today. We've been running out of hot water while taking showers. He did all kinds of checks on the water heater which is only about 3 or 4 years old. Everything checked out okay. He was scratching his head. I am too.  ???  ::)

I had a busy last weekend attending a virtual two-day conference, 11am to 9pm Sat and Sun, with my oldest granddaughter who had been nominated a delegate to represent her high school. It was very very interesting with many speakers in the medical field. Long days/nights but interesting.

#3

jicaji, What does #4 quote say?  ;D Oh my gosh thank you!!! I really needed a chuckle today.  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 29, 2022, 05:18:21 PM

#3

jicaji, What does #4 quote say?  ;D Oh my gosh thank you!!! I really needed a chuckle today.  :)

Paulie....LOL, I MEANT #3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 29, 2022, 06:10:01 PM
HI   the corizone shot not wworking at all   :'( :'( I am so tired of wobbling. I am cranky today
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 29, 2022, 07:08:48 PM
LB I'm so sorry the shot isn't working.  Believe me, I KNOW what you're going through.  I have a feeling going forward, we are going to need the knee replacement and BTW, my right knee is giving me twinges as well now.  I've been fooling around with shots for about 7 years now....I'm so tired of wobbling too, and my stairs are a killer. 

Anyway,

SED LB and Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 30, 2022, 06:20:59 PM
Hi Paulie and Jacaji!!! As I was typin thins I kept wanting to call Paulie Pinkie!!!   I couldnt get your name in my head!!! lol
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on March 30, 2022, 07:38:15 PM
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Pinkie is nice LOL

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on March 31, 2022, 05:41:20 PM
Hi  I am off from work tomorrow but for my biopsy, finally!!! But I still have to get up early  My appointment is at 8:30  I could sleep a little later but I don't sleep anyway!! lol I guess I can give copper a little walk before I go 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on March 31, 2022, 06:08:28 PM
Hi Paulie and Jacaji!!! As I was typin thins I kept wanting to call Paulie Pinkie!!!   I couldnt get your name in my head!!! lol
3

Pinkie is nice LOL

SED
LB, Pinkie!! LOL

jicaji, You too!! LOL

I need the laughing emoji with tears running down the face right now! LOL
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on March 31, 2022, 06:15:37 PM
LB, I remembered your biopsy tomorrow because I have it in my phone calendar. I want to wish you the best good news.
Taking Copper for a walk before your appointment sounds like a very good thing to do. Get out and walk and be with nature/your squirrels for a bit.

Hi jicaji

It was in the 70s here today and sunny. A nasty thunderstorm, lightening and pounding rain just passed over. It's still raining a bit and the sun is beginning to shine. Me thinks there might be a rainbow.  :)

Pinkie is signing off for now.  ;D Later taters.

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 01, 2022, 06:47:39 AM
Good Morning Just finished walking copper.  I a mad at him.  He has peeing accidents in the middle of the night, I use puppy pads and it worked for years He is deciding nt to use the puppy pads and pees right next to it on the carpet. The caret is cheap and old so going to get another one but now I am hesitant to .  sigh.. so now I put his bed in the spot where He's peeing see what happens tonight.   Supposely we had severe thunderstorms but I slept through them I woke up with all sorts of alerts on phone
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 01, 2022, 08:55:30 AM
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LB Hope all goes OK with the biopsy.

Maybe you could limit Copper's water bowl as night approaches.  That's what we had to do with Rizzo.

Hi Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 01, 2022, 09:28:10 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Yes to hoping all goes very good at your biopsy appointment today. I've said prayers for you.

Good for you sleeping through the storms last night!

I was thinking the same as jicaji about limiting Copper's water at night.

jicajji, Hi back at ya.


There were more unexpected storms here last night about 11pm. At one point a lighting strike was very close and loud. Sunny and cool here today.

HAPPY APRIL!!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 01, 2022, 03:37:19 PM
Hi LB, It's me Pinkie.  ;) Checking to see how your appointment went today.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 01, 2022, 06:52:43 PM
Hi Paulie and Jacaji!!  It went ok no tpain at all but awkard. I had to lay on my stomache. LOL  I'm all banadaged up and the numbness is wearing off now so getting a little sore of course I was supposeo to rest but of course I idd some lifing. and OMG my knees hurts more than the procedure  LOL 

I was thinking the same thig about limiting the water but I did that once and he woke meup in middle of night cause there was no water  lol Again I woke up exhaused 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 01, 2022, 07:26:16 PM
LB Glad it didn't hurt.  Did they give you any pain pills for when the numbness wears off?  Hope so.

i think with Rizzo it's just a routine with him to go to the water at night.  He'll hit the bowl a couple of times before he finally settles down in bed.  I just leave a tiny bit in the bottom of the bowl, just enough to give him a swallow.  I leave it upstairs in the bedroom so he doesn't have to go downstairs LOL.  Yes, he's a bit spoiled ::)

Not that I am planning to go, but I would NOT plan a trip to Disney World now.  Nope....So sad.

Hi Paulie

SED and have a good weekend.


Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 01, 2022, 08:10:36 PM
LB, Good that your appointment went well. You had to lay on your stomach? That has me scratching my head but I'm not even going to ask. Lol You did some lifting afterwards! LB!
I bet this weather has your knees hurting more.
I remember now you did withhold water at night from Copper and he woke you up. Try jicaj's trick with putting just enough water to wet his mouth and swallow. Good idea!
I hope they gave you something for pain too but maybe suggested something OTC. Maybe not.

jicaji, Good idea about Rizzo's water at night. Ummm yep! His mom spoils him. Good!

When my kids were growing up none of us ever had any interest in going to Disney places then or now with their kids.
We went to other places mainly the beach and always stayed ocean front. I love the beach and it was ocean front every time.

SED to you too.

LB I hope you sleep better tonight and Copper too.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 01, 2022, 08:38:59 PM
I had a Stereotactic core biopsy:  biopsy where they go from underneth thats why on stomache  yes there is a hole in table.   LOL

what happened in disney world???
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 02, 2022, 08:12:58 AM
what happened in disney world???

LB....DISNEY GOES WOKE, WILL NO LONGER SAY ‘BOYS AND GIRLS’ WITHIN PARK and sticking their nose in a few other woke "stuff."   Among other things, they won't say welcome ladies and gentlemen either, so as God forbid not offend anyone.  Really???? 

Paulie...You KNOW I love the ocean beaches.  Just about every vacation we have involves the ocean.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 02, 2022, 09:43:29 AM
Good Morning, Copper let me sleep to 7, well I woke up at to go to thr bathroom, he usually wakes up and didnt so I went righ back go sleep .  But still tired   LOL  But I did do s lot this morning already. Wow on Disney  Took my bandage off. the incision is bigger than I thought but did not require stitches just the little bandaids that fall off on its own.  Maybe its just bruisd in area and looks bigger than it is. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 03, 2022, 08:32:31 AM
Good Morning rainy day here
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 03, 2022, 08:54:24 AM
Good Morning,

LB, I googled your type of biopsy. Less invasive and less recovery time. Good! How are you feeling today?

Nice that Copper let you sleep till 7am yesterday! You needed that rest.

jicaji, Yep I do KNOW how much you love the beach!

Gray rainy off and on day here today too. Had bright sunshine earlier but now gray again. April showers and I'm glad we've made it to April!

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 03, 2022, 09:00:54 AM
Paulie did you see the table I had to lay on???? :o
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 03, 2022, 08:09:07 PM
Definitely 1

Crummy, rainy day here too.  Tomorrow will be better, so they say.

Have a good week guys.

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Ginger52 on April 03, 2022, 10:04:43 PM
https://www.nationalworld.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/what-does-woke-mean-definition-of-woke-culture-in-2021-and-what-critics-mean-by-woke-police-3215758
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 04, 2022, 05:57:50 AM
Thanks ginger on the link to the meaning I never heard it before 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 04, 2022, 08:57:11 AM
Good Morning  :)

LB, Yes I saw the table. I understand now. Interesting about new technology and the way of doing things.

jicaji, Sunny here today. Yay! But rain the rest of this week. Boooo

Busy day ahead. Lots of errands and some things around the house inside and outside. Nothing new. lol

Take care.

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 05, 2022, 05:56:01 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 06, 2022, 06:00:56 AM
good morning on a rainy day
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 06, 2022, 04:36:02 PM
2 yesterday, 3 today.

Went to my most favorite store today....a chocolate family owned store/factory to get Easter bunnies, etc. for my grandchildren and of course, a box of chocolates for us.  Only problem, it keeps calling to me.  Sooo good.  You can put together whatever fillings you want.  OMG....Did I mention, so good???

Another rainy day here and another coming tomorrow.

Listening to the news today again re: Ukraine and the Putin war/atrocities.  It's just so maddening that the whole world is watching, wringing their hands, saying how terrible, blah blah blah, and yet no one can stop this monster because of his threats. 


Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 06, 2022, 05:02:28 PM
I agree withyou!!!!!!! Theres gotta be more to do.    Good News my biopsy came back beneign .  Rainy here today too and tomorroe
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on April 06, 2022, 07:43:39 PM
Hip, hip hooray LB.  Glad all prayers were answered.  Waiting now for good results from the other two beakers. 

P
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 06, 2022, 09:02:27 PM
I agree withyou!!!!!!! Theres gotta be more to do.    Good News my biopsy came back beneign .  Rainy here today too and tomorroe

Soooo Happy for you LB.  RELIEF

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 07, 2022, 06:25:06 AM
Good Morning Thanks all now only good news for knees
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 07, 2022, 07:50:20 AM
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Good morning.....Have a great day
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 08, 2022, 04:38:43 AM
Good Morning Yup couldnt sleep
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 08, 2022, 09:51:16 AM
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LB, sorry you couldn't sleep again.  I KNOW the feeling well.

Well, at least the rain has stopped ;)

Going to the nursery today and going to start some planting.

Hi Paulie

Have a good one.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 08, 2022, 05:22:48 PM
2 yesterday, 3 today.

Went to my most favorite store today....a chocolate family owned store/factory to get Easter bunnies, etc. for my grandchildren and of course, a box of chocolates for us.  Only problem, it keeps calling to me.  Sooo good.  You can put together whatever fillings you want.  OMG....Did I mention, so good???

Another rainy day here and another coming tomorrow.

Listening to the news today again re: Ukraine and the Putin war/atrocities.  It's just so maddening that the whole world is watching, wringing their hands, saying how terrible, blah blah blah, and yet no one can stop this monster because of his threats.
jicaji, Sounds like a really fun and delicious day at the candy store!

I 1000% agree!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 08, 2022, 05:23:57 PM
I agree withyou!!!!!!! Theres gotta be more to do.    Good News my biopsy came back beneign .  Rainy here today too and tomorroe
LB, Awesome news!! Bingo! B9. Prayers answered.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 08, 2022, 05:28:44 PM
Hip, hip hooray LB.  Glad all prayers were answered.  Waiting now for good results from the other two beakers. 

P
Hi Puff, Not sure which results you mean. I don't remember if I posted last month I had my colonoscopy. Maybe I did mention it. Anyway a polyp was found and biopsy was Bingo B9.

Thank you for remembering and wondering.

We've missed seeing you here.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 09, 2022, 09:51:02 AM
Good Morning got some very well sleep well copper woke me up at 5 or closer to 6 I went back to sleep and slept to 830
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 09, 2022, 02:53:20 PM
3 for me

Weirdest weather today.....rain, sun, rain, sun, etc etc. etc.  Enough already.

LB...Glad you slept well last night.   :)

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 10, 2022, 07:17:10 AM
Good Morning yesterdY it was sunny and raining at same time LOL Work in office enxt week but short week  Off fridy 1/2 day Thursday
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 10, 2022, 10:05:39 AM
Good Morning,

Well add me to having the same strange weather here yesterday too. Today is gray and chilly. This week warms up to sun and 70s and one day 75. I'll take it!

Family was here yesterday for a meal. Definitely had a full busy house. Was pleasant.

LB, Nice that you have a short week while being in office this week.

jicaji, Did you start buying things to plant yet? My perennials just began to perk us from last cold burst and now a frost is called for this upcoming week. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 10, 2022, 08:30:34 PM
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Paulie....my rose bushes are getting their leaves, my hyacinths are up and my lillies are popping up....no flowers yet.

LB Enjoy your shortened week.

Looking forward to going out for breakfast on Tuesday with a friend I havent seen for over a year .

Getting stuff ready for Easter.  Having my daughter and her family for Easter Brunch on Sunday.  Making a quiche, French toast with brioche or challah bread, a few croissants, fruit salad, sausages, bacon and of course, homemade crumb cake.  I saw a recipe for croissant french toast, I'll have to think about that one.

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 11, 2022, 06:38:58 PM
Hi Paulie and LB

Anybody home????

A beautiful weather day today.

Of course, right before Easter, my dishwasher pooped out.  Jim is going to try to order a replacement part before we go and buy a new washer.

Really, it's always something.

SED guys.  Hope you had a good day.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 11, 2022, 06:45:31 PM
what a crazy work day today, it just wont get better any time soon with all the supply chain issues. Passover cancelled again :( supposely the numbers are going up again and my sister doent want to risk getting my dad sick  which I agree.  I am just so triired not doing all the traditions  makes me sad
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 12, 2022, 05:45:32 PM
Hi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 12, 2022, 08:13:41 PM
Hi Paulie and LB

Anybody home????

A beautiful weather day today.

Of course, right before Easter, my dishwasher pooped out.  Jim is going to try to order a replacement part before we go and buy a new washer.

Really, it's always something.

SED guys.  Hope you had a good day.
Hi jicaji,  In reply to your questions yesterday evening I am now one evening or night later.  ;D

Beautiful weather here too and today we went to 75 and tomorrow 80. Woohoo! Easter weekend and summer down to 50s and 40s. Bummer.

Darn it to your dishwasher pooping out! Has Jim had any luck getting a replacement part soon?
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 12, 2022, 08:16:25 PM
what a crazy work day today, it just wont get better any time soon with all the supply chain issues. Passover cancelled again :( supposely the numbers are going up again and my sister doent want to risk getting my dad sick  which I agree.  I am just so triired not doing all the traditions  makes me sad
Hi LB, Crazy about the supply chain issues. Sorry about your Passover tradition being canceled. True better safe than sorry but easier said than done sometimes.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Lani on April 13, 2022, 08:07:44 AM

Happy birthday Paulie!   :)

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Post by: jicaji on April 13, 2022, 09:12:59 AM
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Paulie...I didn't realize it was your birthday.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MY FRIEND. 

Lani, love the birthday cake.

Lb, sorry about the cancellation of your Passover gathering. 

Re: the dishwasher....Jim took the control panel apart and somehow got it working again.  We'll see how it goes.  Just hope it keeps working for Easter Brunch with the family.

Went out to breakfast yesterday with a friend.  We Ordered Bananas Foster waffles.....OMG  delish ;D
Beautiful day today.  Planting a few more seeds in the deck planters.

Enjoy the day everyone.

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Post by: baziunc on April 13, 2022, 04:56:01 PM


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Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 13, 2022, 08:38:23 PM
Hi Lani! Thank you very much! My cake is beautiful and looks delicious! Thank you for remembering.  I hope all is well with Mike and your family. I wish you each the best always.

Hi jicaji, Thank you very much! Yes ma'am today's the day. lol  My family had a birthday dinner for me last Saturday since this Sunday is Easter and with everyone working and granddaughters in school we do birthdays on weekends. I had a very pleasant day today too!

Good for Jim! You're lucky he can do that type of thing. Fingers crossed for your dishwasher holding out until after Easter brunch.

Your breakfast with a friend sounds very pleasant and breakfast sounds VERY good! I know that you enjoyed planting those seeds today! Be careful your squirrel friend doesn't dig them up!

Hi baz, Thank you very much! Yes I had a very pleasant morning, noon and tonight you each made me smile more.   


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Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 14, 2022, 01:13:06 AM
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Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 14, 2022, 08:01:49 AM
Paulie sorry I missed your Birthdy !! Happy Birthday!!!
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 14, 2022, 08:04:34 AM
Good Morning  I am off today and tomorrow dentist to fix a crown today. Just got my ruggable rug. (THey are washable so will be dumping the old and put up new today.  Copper has been peeing on floor and not puppy pad lately :(
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 15, 2022, 09:52:37 AM
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Post by: jicaji on April 15, 2022, 10:37:05 AM
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LB,,,,Enjoy your long weekend. 

Happy Passover.....

Another beautiful day....Busy weekend coming up.  Cooking and cleaning up a bit ::)

Hi Paulie
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Post by: paulie on April 15, 2022, 12:04:07 PM
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Hi Lori, Thank you! The baby Bluebird is precious and the cake looks and sounds delicious. Very kind of you. Thank you and you take care.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 15, 2022, 12:05:14 PM
Paulie sorry I missed your Birthdy !! Happy Birthday!!!
Hi LB, No problem. Honest. Thank you and your card is beautiful.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 15, 2022, 12:09:56 PM
Good Morning  I am off today and tomorrow dentist to fix a crown today. Just got my ruggable rug. (THey are washable so will be dumping the old and put up new today.  Copper has been peeing on floor and not puppy pad lately :(
Very nice LB that you had yesterday off and today too. Good luck at your dental appointment. Good that your new rug is washable. I wonder what's up with Copper?

#2 I had to modify post because I noticed I had put # sign but now the actual number.  :) ::)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 15, 2022, 12:14:37 PM
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LB,,,,Enjoy your long weekend. 

Happy Passover.....

Another beautiful day....Busy weekend coming up.  Cooking and cleaning up a bit ::)

Hi Paulie
Hi back at 'cha jicaji.  :) Yep to a busy weekend coming up here too and preparing some things ahead of time.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 16, 2022, 07:49:40 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 16, 2022, 10:01:14 AM
Good Morning,

LB, How did the dentist and getting a crown go yesterday?

Hi jicaji

The cherry tree in my backyard is in full bloom and the dog wood trees and Hyacinths (smell so good!) and other plants popping up.  Sooo nice to see after a long winter.

Well geesh! I wrote this post about an hour ago and got distracted leaving my laptop doing laundry. I just sat down and realized I didn't post it!
Time for another mug of coffee.  ;D

#3





Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 16, 2022, 03:45:47 PM
I am officially broken.   It's like I have a pinch nerve in my knee.   I am using the cane on and off but I pretty much cant sit especially on my couch which is a sleeper I do have a love seat not a sleep which is better.  I am in tears.  Im calling the dr Monday to see if I can go on melaxican again.  I dont care if it affects my stomach I cant take the pain.  I ordered a sleeve/brace for my  knee that just came in  will try that . Poor poor copper I have no patience for him due to my pain  I am abe to do some things some time but when the knees starts up with the pain it is soooo  bad.   
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 17, 2022, 07:05:04 AM
Happy Easter
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 17, 2022, 09:41:37 AM
I am officially broken.   It's like I have a pinch nerve in my knee.   I am using the cane on and off but I pretty much cant sit especially on my couch which is a sleeper I do have a love seat not a sleep which is better.  I am in tears.  Im calling the dr Monday to see if I can go on melaxican again.  I dont care if it affects my stomach I cant take the pain.  I ordered a sleeve/brace for my  knee that just came in  will try that . Poor poor copper I have no patience for him due to my pain  I am abe to do some things some time but when the knees starts up with the pain it is soooo  bad.
LB, I'm so so sorry about your knee. Yes definitely call your doctor and very good that the knee sleeve/brace arrived just in time for you to use it. I just said a prayer for you. I hope you can get some rest. I'm sending hugs to you.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 17, 2022, 09:43:15 AM
Happy Easter
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Lani on April 17, 2022, 11:38:04 AM
Happy Easter Paulie, LB, and Cheers Family!
Many blessings of joy, love, peace and hope be with you and your loved ones.


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Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 17, 2022, 01:49:15 PM
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LB, I am so sorry you're having more problems with your knee.  Hopefully your doc will be able to give you something to ease the pain.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE....

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 18, 2022, 06:01:55 AM
Good Morning I work from home today so gld I can get up and pace as often as I lik LOL  will call dr this morning  trying to do exercises but forget at times. It feels a little better as long as I dont sit

Thank you lani for easter wishes
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 18, 2022, 09:04:53 PM
Lani, Thank you very much for the Easter wishes. I hope you and your family had a pleasant Easter.

jicaji How was your Easter brunch with family? Did your dishwasher work okay?

LB, Very good you got to work from home today. Let us know what the doctor had to say.

#2

Woke up here this morning to below freezing temps. Rainy and snow flurries today. Tonight now pouring rain and possible 1 to 3 inches snow by morning. I'm hoping to wake up to no snow. This weekend temps in the 70s. I'll take it.

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 19, 2022, 06:00:41 AM
Good Morning our pouring rain happened over night Dr wasnt in but will be in today so I'll know if he'll give me something yesterday was fine all day inti  I sat on the couch at night this morning was ba but it worked itself out for now. Everytim I put prssure on my foot I felt like I had to throw up
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 19, 2022, 09:42:35 AM
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Good Morning

LB...Yes, heavy rain here during the night as well. 

Strange about the reaction of pressure on your foot relates to nausea.  Curious what's causing that.  Glad you're home this week.

Paulie....Easter brunch was a success and fun.  AND, the dishwasher worked perfectly thank goodness.  Hope your Easter was a "Hoppy" one....

Cold here, but at the very least, NO SNOW.

Have a good day all.







Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 20, 2022, 05:45:18 AM
Good Morning Its b een a rough work week so far.   I hope all is doing well
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 20, 2022, 10:27:59 AM
Geesh LB, First your knee and now your foot. Maybe your foot is sore from the different pressure you're putting on it because of your sore knee? Did you hear from the doctor yet? Is work rough because of work? or because of working with discomfort? Probably both and that's understandable if so.

jicaji, Great news about your Easter brunch and dishwasher too.

Very strange ... I thought I posted here yesterday. Either I did key a post and left without hitting post tab or I thought about coming here but didn't. Needless to say yesterday was busy.

I got up extra early this morning to scoop up my granddaughters and their mother to take my oldest granddaughter's dog to vet office to get spayed then drive them to school on time because dad/my son was working. I got up early to find out one of my granddaughter's had the stomach bug that's going around .. so vet visit cancelled but still drove one grand to school so mother could stay home with sick one. Then their mom fell and twisted her ankle/foot so is swollen and she can't walk on it. Couldn't figure out how to get her to get her foot seen by Dr because granddaughter was still throwing up and their two dogs running around barking. Heaven help us.  ::) Long story short (kinda) my son is taking dil to orthopedic dr after work. I'll get other granddaughter from school today. I'm ready for a nap.  ;D
I have a hair appointment this evening. Afterwards an elftini is on order.  :) Now I'm going to tap on the Post button for sure.

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Darn I posted but forgot quotes. #1 definitely but I like all quotes today.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 20, 2022, 07:16:13 PM
Oh Paulie it's still my knee when I put my foot down the pain triggers to my kne. Not fun. Got my melaicam today.  I will take in morning.  I am ok as long as I dont it on the couch.  Strange.  But do have difficulties walking around when I first get up.  Work issues is work related.  we are having major supply chain issues.  Makes our job difficult
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 21, 2022, 06:00:14 AM
good morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 21, 2022, 08:35:57 AM
Hi LB, Gotcha about your foot and pain in knee. Couch is probably too low so when you stand up it puts more pressure from foot up to knee to stand. Maybe try putting some pillows on couch where you sit so you're up higher? Good to your medication.

I understand your work issues with supply chain issues better now. I remember you explained your work process a while back. Everything has to come together to accomplish your work for sure. These supply chain issues are getting worse I think. I also don't understand why a resolution hasn't been found yet. Tankers sitting in ocean .. backlog at ports ... I mean come on! There's got to be enough people willing to work the docks and truckers to drive I would hope. People need to earn money to make a living and support themselves and families. I don't know. Definitely frustrating. I'm getting off my soap box now.

And don't even get me started on the Ukraine situation. It's getting worse not better. God bless the Ukraine people.

Hi jicaji

#s 2 and 3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 22, 2022, 05:56:26 AM
Good Morning   TGIF
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 23, 2022, 08:52:25 PM
I had trouble getting on this morning that knd of got busy and forgot. I thought I already posted quotes. funny thing is it said there has been posts posted alreadyso I rfreshed nothing new only me from yesterday
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 24, 2022, 07:19:49 AM
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Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 24, 2022, 08:57:01 AM
Hi LB, How's your knee and foot pain? Getting better I hope.

Hi jicaji, Hope all's good with you.

I hope you both have been having a nice weekend.

Temp today supposed to be 80 and lots of sunshine. Gardens are really filling in with perennials, dogwood trees flowering and trees leafing out. Mama doe and her twins who are growing fast are still visiting here.  :)

I wish you both a pleasant Sunday.

#3 from yesterday.
 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 25, 2022, 06:20:41 PM
Hi Paulie,  Just a tiny bit better.  definitly the couch I found a firm bad to put underneath on Amazon.  I am going to get that oce I get paid.  Maybe that will help some
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 25, 2022, 08:27:11 PM
#1

Hi ...  busy week but lots of fun with my daughters and grandchildren.  Going to take it easy and rest this week.

LB...Hope your knee is doing OK.  I twisted my bad knee last week and it's still bothering me.

Paulie....Hi...talk soon...it's only 9:25 and I'm on way to be bed right now....

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 25, 2022, 09:00:10 PM
Well Hi you two! I was worried about you both. Don't do that!  ;)

LB, We'll take a little bit better on your knee. Good about the firm couch pad. It goes under the couch cushion, correct? If so that will definitely make more firm. If needed still add a cushion to sit on to raise yourself up a bit to make standing up easier. You get an A+ for effort.  :) How's cutie Copper been doing with accidents?

jicaji, Happy news about you having a busy week with your daughters and grandchildren definitely. Good that you're taking it easy this week because I know that can be exhausting.

Darn about you twisting your knee. It doesn't take much sometimes and happens out of the blue. I think you mentioned once you use Foltarin Gel. I hope your knee feels better soon.

Happened to me last week while doing yard work. I saw stars then I got annoyed and was determined to finish what I was doing.  I paid for it afterwards but I finished my work. Hard headed me? Yep.

Good to you heading to bed earlier. You won't read this until tomorrow morning but I'm telling you now there's no waking at 3am allowed.  ;)

LB, You did good with which quote to choose again.
#1

Take care all. SED


Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 26, 2022, 06:52:26 PM
Sorry about your need Jacaji!!!

Yes cushion goes under cushion in couch. I already have a  throw blankey nderneath  does no good.  Going to get cold again okay the 50;s but thats my kind of weather!!!So I am happy!!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 26, 2022, 09:11:25 PM
LB, Sounds like the under cushion support will help. Good. Same here with temp drop. Tomorrow night my area has a freeze watch for 32 degrees and below. My Bleeding Heart plant that recovered from the last frost now has pretty flowers hanging from it but after tomorrow night I fear it might go caput. Such is this weird weather.

jicaji, I hope you resting your knee has helped it.

#2

I just read the report where Mom Decorah and DM2 have pretty much stopped their regular routine at the hatchery and it's believed they are not incubating any eggs N3 this season. And another BE pair has taken up residence at and defending the rebuilt nest that was destroyed years back in a storm. And a goose has taken over and is incubating eggs at the Y nest. Life and nature changes .. Life goes on .. I miss the good 'ol days of Mom and Dad Decorah. They were the very best.

 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 27, 2022, 07:08:03 PM
I was reading the same thing too.   
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 27, 2022, 09:32:37 PM
Hi LB, We're both still keeping up reading the adventures or un-adventures in Decorah.  :)

Did your cushion support arrive yet?

One more day until TGIF for you.

#s 2 and 3

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 28, 2022, 03:05:29 PM
Paulie...thanks for the info on the nests.....YES, it was the good old days when mom and dad and babies were at the Y.  I found it so peaceful with the horses in the background and the sounds.

I'll have to go look at the Y if I can.  I thought geese laid their eggs on the ground?

LB....   #1 today and #2 from yesterday. 

So, my hummingbird is a regular visitor since we first saw him.  AND, my Grossbeak is back today.  Jim is putting the BlueBird feeder he built out today.  He gave Violet hers when she was here over the weekend.  He did an amazing job.

AND yesterday was our 53rd anniversary.  Went out for a delicious dinner.  We were going to go to some really nice local wineries and have lunch at one of them, but it was so chilly and windy we decided to do that one day next week.  They have a great big wrap- around deck outside where you can bring lunch and have some wine as well....Really pretty visuals.

Really chilly and windy here today as well. 

That's about it.  Have a nice evening everyone.




 






Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: camperstig on April 28, 2022, 03:59:47 PM
Congrats Jicaji!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 28, 2022, 07:09:22 PM
Congratulations Jacaji!!!!!!

I iddnt order the cushions yet Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 28, 2022, 09:17:29 PM
jicaji, Congratulations to you and Jim!! That is wonderful!

You're welcome for the nests updates. True about the Y and horses in the background. Good memories.
Awesome about your Hummer! I haven't made nectar or even thought about putting my feeders out yet.
Very nice Jim made a Bluebird feeder. Sounds like you're having fun colorful activity at your feeders.  :) And Violet got a feeder too! Nice.

LB, Okay to cushions. TGIF for you tomorrow.  :)

#1 I like #2 also. Very true.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on April 29, 2022, 07:26:52 AM
 jicaji  Fantastic 53!  Great achievement for sure.  Getting close to that 55; keep up the good life.

P
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 29, 2022, 09:54:48 AM
#2 for today.

Thanks for the congrats.  And it all started on a blind date when I was 17.  I had the smarts to realize he was the one even at that tender age....

Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 29, 2022, 06:25:36 PM
hi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 29, 2022, 08:59:06 PM
#2

Hi LB....How's everything?  Hope your knee is OK. 

Hopefully a better weekend with the weather....calmer winds and warmer temps.

Hi Paulie, Puff and Camper......

SED....Rizzo is ready to go to bed LOL.  He's sitting here just looking at me and waiting for me to go upstairs.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 30, 2022, 07:50:35 AM
Hi Jacaji Things arent doing well  Spent mornign crying. Knee is a little better well more than little.  Work issues not happy with the potential changes Going to update my resume.  1/2 of mt working is being taking away and I will be gttting other responsibilites but not happy with them. Got my new lease and I think I may be homeless I looked at other apartments and they are even higher I dont know what to do.  I miss having my townhouse the mortgage was cheaper than rent.  But I guess I have no one to blame but myself.  I got myself in this mess.  So will get my updated resume out there and hope for the best.  SUpposely its the new hires market compamies are paying new hires more $$$$$ Might as well check it out and keep my fingers crossed but I really dont have much luck when it comes to jobs .  I even thought of getting rid of copper  for a second but I cant . Sorry for the sob story 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on April 30, 2022, 09:19:02 AM
LB....I am so sorry you're so upset.  I do know the feeling that all is going to sh....But I would say, as do many of your quotes, given a bit of time, things do seem to work out.   You are certainly a strong, compassionate, self supporting woman who can take care of business.  I have a feeling that when you update your resume and start looking around you'll find something better suited to you and more lucrative.   I'm sure many of us have felt beaten down as you feel right now, but I Know things will work out for you.  We are all supporting you and know you'll do just fine.   

As I've said, somehow things work out going forward.

You're NOT alone and never apologize for ANY heartfelt posts here.

#3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 30, 2022, 11:12:11 AM
LB, I too am sorry things aren't going well for you right now. I agree with what jicaji said to you. Some easier said than done yes but where there's a will, there's a way and you've landed on your feet in the past. You will now too. It's just getting there.

I thought about your townhouse yesterday actually when I was trimming outside. I saw a Robin's nest with eggs in the bush I was working around. I thought about the Robin's nest you had in your backyard tree at your townhouse.

I did hear on the news that with food, gas and pretty much everything going up in price rent is too. This current economy is hitting most people hard.

Updating your resume is a good idea. One doesn't know what opportunities are out there for you. I wish you the very best always. You know that. Please keep us updated going forward. We are definitely here for you. XO

Hi jicaji

#3

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on April 30, 2022, 04:43:59 PM
Thanks Jacaji and Paulie!!! Love you both. Yes living has always been difficult being single.  Its even worse   I considered room mate but I m in a 1 bedroom apartment!!  I miss my town house so much!!!!!!!!!!sitting in the back yard was so peacuful!!! Sitting out here its jumuddu dirty and smells like Marajuana!!!!should be a rule keep windows closed when smole. Let the smokers get the stench and leave the fresh air fresh!!! OMG I am bad today .. LOL I got my 2nd booster today and its by my father so I stopped  by to see him.  I felt a little better.  I was already worried about rent for next year and this year hasnt even started !!!! IDK I am in a real slump didnt do my resume too exhausted only had a couple of hours of sleep  I will tomorrow if not during week. I will have pleanty of time.   sigh goal is tomorrow and during week cotacting realtor and look for apartments
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on April 30, 2022, 07:57:11 PM
LB, Love you too.  :) :-*  Geesh to the smells like marijuana. Nope you're weren't being bad today. Let out the frustration. Me and jicaji will listen.  ;D

I soooooo hope you find a new place to live. I'm glad you're contacting a realtor for help. Thumbs up. There's a place out there somewhere waiting for you to find it!!

Good about your booster and double good you visited with your father. I'm glad that made you feel a little better.

Don't fuss about not doing beginning your resume today. You need a breather to try to relax!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 01, 2022, 06:52:25 AM
I am not very optimistic on finding a cheaper place.   I looked briefly to get an idea  and rents have sky rocketed. townhomes up 1--2 thousand a month 1800 rents are now 2800.  apartments same way 1 bedrooms are all over $2000.  I dont know how I will survive living in NJ.  I need to find a husbad for 2 incomes.  I am at a lost.  I am ok for a minute accepting  but than panicj  comes into play  I can look in PA.  The borer of NJ and Pa the commute is close enough But not sure if I want to be too far from my father. First thing first resume.   
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 01, 2022, 01:22:44 PM
#2

Such a beautiful day today.

LB...My husband always tells me when I become overwhelmed....just focus on ONE thing at a time.  First and most important thing first.  Sometimes it helps me.  Worst time for me is anytime during the night when I wake up.  That's when all the "what if's" circle my head. 

Hope you can relax a bit today and find some peace of mind.

Hi Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 01, 2022, 01:23:27 PM
LB, Wow that's a huge jump in rental prices! If you found something on PA border we'd both be PA girls  :) if not too far from your father.
Yes first things first .. resume. You're not putting the cart before the horse. You know what you're doing. I hope you're pleasant surprised if you submit for interview(s).

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 01, 2022, 01:24:12 PM
Hi jicaji! We were posting at the same time.  ;D
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 02, 2022, 06:05:07 AM
Good Morning.  Resume done linked in is updated . Going to start looking for apartment swith no  washer and dryer  funny the older I get the less I can afford.  Shouldnt it be th opposite? MY raise doesnt even over the rent increase.  Do not feel any less stressed  sigh I still have the fear applyng for jobs that I am not good enough that is how I feel at my job now taking stuff and givin my shittier jobs.   
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 02, 2022, 10:17:30 AM
Good morning LB, Good about your resume. I wonder if eliminating washer/dryer from rental would affect the rental price that much?
The last thing you need to be doing is lugging laundry back and forth to a laundry mat with your knees and think about the winter weather.
Just a suggestion but I realize you're trying to lower rental price.

Don't sell yourself short with your job qualifications.

I'm impressed with you already completing your resume update and now looking for a new place. You are definitely not letting any grass grow under your feet .. as the saying goes. Good for you!

Hi jicaji
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 02, 2022, 11:33:30 AM
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LB....Yes, yay for you.  You are taking care of business, as Paulie and I knew you would.

Paulie good suggestion re: Laundry.

Funny re: resumes/experience/positions.....I have found that many times if you exude confidence in yourself, it sells, even if you're unsure about the job and if you qualify.  You have nothing to lose in accepting a job YOU want and then be willing to learn as you go, if you have to.  You'd be surprised at how quickly one can learn just by "hands on."  If it doesn't work out, then on to the next LOL.  So many times in my positions, I found that if people think you know what you're doing, the battle is 1/2 won......

Also, contrary to what I've just written, I'm remembering an interview I went to and the woman interviewing me was talking about various responsibilities of the job, and when she came to a couple, I actually got up and said, "Oh I don't think I can do that."  To which she responded, "You will."  AND I did for 10+ years and BTW, we became best friends to this day.  LOL

Anyway, good luck and I know you'll do well. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 02, 2022, 05:10:09 PM
Not having a washer and dryer is avout $200 cheaper  Not sure how much it would cost to do in laundry mat.  My father said I can go there...but not sure how far aay I would be probably 20 min minimum... I understand about the weather etc. My first thought along with my knees.   I was figuring math out.  If I take my raise from the 2 pay checks that will go towrd the increase so there so my raise and the little extra spendng I can.  It will be very tight...   but I am in a bind. I dont have money to pay for move or anyone to help me. I am such a loosert   Dont know what to do 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 03, 2022, 05:48:19 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 03, 2022, 08:10:08 AM
#2
Good morning.

LB, Hope you're feeling a little better today.

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Post by: paulie on May 03, 2022, 08:36:11 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Okay about laundry price difference. Considering prices on all rentals going up and then finding and being able to move to a new place maybe staying at your current rental that includes washer/dryer is best.

Hi jicaji

#s 1 and 2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 04, 2022, 10:00:41 AM
Hi LB and Paulie

Crummy rainy day here, but I did plant my marigold seeds the other day and I guess the rain is good for them.

Went to go around in my car this morning and my battery is dead.  Good thing it "got dead" in the garage and not when I was out and about.

Well, goingt to start my chicken soup now.  We got a chicken from Costco the other day....two dinners from it and tonight is soup.  Can't go wrong for 4.99

Enjoy the day guys.



Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 04, 2022, 11:34:52 AM
Hi jicaji, Well you did it again .. made me hungry.  ;D Your chicken soup sounds good especially in rainy crummy weather. You've definitely gotten a lot of meals out of that $4.99 chicken!

Same here with weather. Chilly too.

Darn it to your car battery. When I read about it I could hear you saying ... "Always Something".

You enjoy your day too .. especially the chicken soup!

Hi LB
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 04, 2022, 12:27:11 PM
Hi jicaji, Well you did it again .. made me hungry.  ;D Your chicken soup sounds good especially in rainy crummy weather. You've definitely gotten a lot of meals out of that $4.99 chicken!

Same here with weather. Chilly too.

Darn it to your car battery. When I read about it I could hear you saying ... "Always Something".

You enjoy your day too .. especially the chicken soup!

Hi LB

Paulie....Eventhough we've never met, you know me well LOL
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 04, 2022, 02:53:15 PM
Hi I forgot to post my quotes sorry . I have phone interview with a recruiter tomorrow. Its something but it's about a job I posted for.  Its going through a recruiter.  It's something 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 04, 2022, 05:35:13 PM
Hi I forgot to post my quotes sorry . I have phone interview with a recruiter tomorrow. Its something but it's about a job I posted for.  Its going through a recruiter.  It's something

LB....WOW, good for you.  Here's hoping all goes well.  Please let us know.

SED

Oh, and like all three tonight ;)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 04, 2022, 08:54:09 PM
Hi I forgot to post my quotes sorry . I have phone interview with a recruiter tomorrow. Its something but it's about a job I posted for.  Its going through a recruiter.  It's something
Yay LB! I applaud you. Excellent going through a recruiter. I wish you the best.

#2

Hi jicaji. Good night jicaji.  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 05, 2022, 06:16:45 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 05, 2022, 07:13:27 AM
2

Still no bluebirds at the new feeder. 

Hi Paulie and LB
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 06, 2022, 05:49:53 AM
Good Morning will be talking to recruiter again today nothing progressed with that.  there is a job in the flavor side of my compsny but I have to let my boss know if I apoky also I think I  would have to work in office everyday I like the hybrid I have now so thinking about also I alm afraid my boss will old it against me
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 06, 2022, 08:21:00 AM
Hi jicaji, Well you did it again .. made me hungry.  ;D Your chicken soup sounds good especially in rainy crummy weather. You've definitely gotten a lot of meals out of that $4.99 chicken!

Same here with weather. Chilly too.

Darn it to your car battery. When I read about it I could hear you saying ... "Always Something".

You enjoy your day too .. especially the chicken soup!

Hi LB

Paulie....Eventhough we've never met, you know me well LOL
jicaji, I just noticed your reply the other day. Yes I do. LOL
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 06, 2022, 08:23:53 AM
2

Still no bluebirds at the new feeder. 

Hi Paulie and LB
jicaji,  :( Maybe the ones that you had earlier were passing through. Have you seen any more Grackles? With my Bluebirds where they are Grackles are. Grackles are a pain in the butt whenever they're around.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 06, 2022, 08:30:51 AM
Good Morning will be talking to recruiter again today nothing progressed with that.  there is a job in the flavor side of my compsny but I have to let my boss know if I apoky also I think I  would have to work in office everyday I like the hybrid I have now so thinking about also I alm afraid my boss will old it against me
LB, You using a recruiter is still a good idea I think. They have more access to job openings and do a lot of the leg work for you.

Regarding you posting for the position on the flavor side of your company true you have to consider daily in office vs hybrid. If you do post for it tell your boss you're looking for advancement unless it would be a lateral move.

TGIF for you.

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 06, 2022, 08:37:27 AM
My husband and I were out of town yesterday. Went to western PA mountain. Didn't return until evening. We  said to each other .. Road trip needed. We're getting out of Dodge.  We had a very pleasant day.  :)

Yesterday was sunny with pleasant warm temps. Today it's raining, temps dropping, heavier rain and rain continues until Sunday. Strong winds too. Total of 2 to 4 inches rain. Blah.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 06, 2022, 07:51:00 PM
#2

Paulie....Glad you got to get away for the day yesterday.  Change of scenery is always good.

Light rain here today and 64 degrees.  Actually the rain felt good on my face.  It was warm.

Yes, we still have Grackles...I guess they have to eat too.

LB....Hope you can relax this weekend and have good news coming to you next week.

SED




Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 07, 2022, 09:15:23 AM
Good Morning  everyone enjoy the weekend and Happy Mothers day weekend!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 07, 2022, 09:43:57 AM
Good Morning,

Hi LB, Thank you and same to you. You're fur baby Copper's mama.  :)

Hi jicaji

Still raining, cold and dreary here. Supposed to stop sometime tomorrow.

#3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 07, 2022, 12:07:37 PM
#3 for me too

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

BTW, all the birds that come to our three feeders are now coming to the bluebird feeder.....EXCEPT THE BLUEBIRDS......Go figure....

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 08, 2022, 06:39:08 AM
Perfect weather for perfect mood.   I am spending the weekend watchin chicago med. Never seen before so good binge watching showI am also coloring I actutally finished about 6 pictures.   LOL  No not feeling anybetter but feel a little better when I am coloring.  I wonder what my boss will say when I finish my work in the off ice and I start to color at 1100 cause I have nothing to do .     I probaby be busy tomorrow dealing with problems due to the supplu chain issues will need to reschedule a lot of orders.  But that is possibly 1 out of 5. I still havent called the office of apartment to see if they wont do increase in rent or not as much but I keep chickening out.  Oh yes I am in office next week fun
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 08, 2022, 09:28:05 AM
Happy Mother's Day
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 08, 2022, 09:36:27 AM
Hi LB, Good that you're enjoying binge watching tv show and coloring too. I remember you coloring a while back too.
It sounds like a good bit of your work load went to the new hires? Not having things to do makes for a long boring day.

#1

Hi jicaji

My family is coming to my house today to share Mother's Day with each other and meal. They ordered the dinner and dessert. I purchased really pretty heavy paper dinner and dessert plates. A pleasant easy day for me.  ;D

I wish everyone a pleasant day.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 08, 2022, 07:45:17 PM
Hope all had a good day... see you all tomorrow night
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 09, 2022, 09:25:53 AM
#3  I think that covers it all.....

Had Baltimore Orioles coming to the feeder.  They are beautiful.  As well as Grossbeaks and all "my" regulars.  We are going to the bird food store today.  They are going through it so quickly lately.

Beautiful day today, although still a little "nippy."

Have a good one.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 09, 2022, 05:46:54 PM
hello  Another ough day t work as in being slow..  I may have another interview with another reqruiter about a job 10 minutes from my home!!!!! Oh if I was so lucky!!!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 09, 2022, 08:43:30 PM
#3  I think that covers it all.....

Had Baltimore Orioles coming to the feeder.  They are beautiful.  As well as Grossbeaks and all "my" regulars.  We are going to the bird food store today.  They are going through it so quickly lately.

Beautiful day today, although still a little "nippy."

Have a good one.
jicaji, That's very cool about the Orioles and all of the birds new and regulars coming to your feeders!

Have you noticed a price jump in bird seed? I have. I get 40 lbs bags, usually two at a time to not be running out to get seed so often. The price has jumped about $10 a bag for the 40 lb mixed birdseed. Wow. And Mealworms are now $10.99 a lb!
I fill all my hanging feeders in the evening so there's still some seed left in the morning. Same with my ground feeder. Probelm with the ground feeder is it's always empty in the morning because the deer eat it at night. lol
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 09, 2022, 08:49:31 PM
hello  Another ough day t work as in being slow..  I may have another interview with another reqruiter about a job 10 minutes from my home!!!!! Oh if I was so lucky!!!!
LB, That makes for a long long day.

Great news about the interview so close to your home! That would be awesome. Best wishes to you that it's what you want and if so you get hired. Keep thinking and throwing out good vibes for this interview. Keep us updated.

#3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 10, 2022, 10:38:33 AM
#3

LB, Hope you get the interview 10 minutes from your home.... sounds great to me....Please let us know.

Paulie, Jim just left to get more bird seed.  i think he gets 40lb bags as well.  I'll let you know.  I'll ask him about the mealworms.  I think he gets a pretty good deal on line....I'll check.

Got my 2nd Booster yesterday.  I'm pretty sure that is going to be my last one, hopefully.
Have a good one guys.

PS Paulie....40lb bag of mixed seed was 68 dollars....geez..  One pound of mealworms was 16 dollars....This is not to mention the suet as well, which is the cheapest acually for how long it lasts.


Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 10, 2022, 08:06:21 PM
I was going t ogo to bed and forgot quotes.  I have phone interview with recruiter for the pace 10 minutes from my house tomorrow.  I I am just flabergasted about my boss.  I hope to reme,br to explain more whn I am more awake.  Finfers crossed for myself.  LOL 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 10, 2022, 09:01:20 PM
2

LB....I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be great.  Keep up your confidence.  You got this.

Hi Paulie


Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 11, 2022, 07:49:29 AM
#3

LB, Hope you get the interview 10 minutes from your home.... sounds great to me....Please let us know.

Paulie, Jim just left to get more bird seed.  i think he gets 40lb bags as well.  I'll let you know.  I'll ask him about the mealworms.  I think he gets a pretty good deal on line....I'll check.

Got my 2nd Booster yesterday.  I'm pretty sure that is going to be my last one, hopefully.
Have a good one guys.

PS Paulie....40lb bag of mixed seed was 68 dollars....geez..  One pound of mealworms was 16 dollars....This is not to mention the suet as well, which is the cheapest acually for how long it lasts.
jicaji, Excellent about your second booster.

What?! $68 for one 40lb bag mixed seed! I pay that for 2 40 lb bags. Mealworms $10.99 one pound. Same here suet priced the same affordable but it does go fast.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 11, 2022, 07:52:05 AM
I was going t ogo to bed and forgot quotes.  I have phone interview with recruiter for the pace 10 minutes from my house tomorrow.  I I am just flabergasted about my boss.  I hope to reme,br to explain more whn I am more awake.  Finfers crossed for myself.  LOL
LB, Best wishes for your phone interview!! Like jicaji said, "You've got this!!"

Yes please explain about your boss when you can.

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 11, 2022, 07:57:11 PM
Hi when it rains it pours!!!! well ok good news first or hope. I ha the interviw it went well she will pass on my information to them to see if they will want to do a video interview...   I told her next week would be perfect.   she told me the salary and my eyes popped out of my head.   so I am raying praying pray it will solve a lot of my problems, may take a little time but will solve it I would be able to get a better apartment (a year from now) but I wont be struggling with rent withhtis place as well.  My car had trouble starting up.  I think its the key fob. I got a new battery it didnt solve it but was told that it may need to be reprogrammed. so taking 1/2 day tomorrow to get it looked at.  more $ I dont have..... I am in tears pretty much everyday I want this job without even knowing much about it I am crying!!!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 11, 2022, 08:28:44 PM
1

LB    I'm excited for you.  The interview went well and sounds promising going forward.  Fingers crossed and prayers for you.

Keep us posted please. 

CONFIDENCE.....You got this. 

Hi Paulie

Sleep well guys.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 12, 2022, 05:55:37 AM
Good Morning working from home 1/2 day Hopefully nothing too major for my car
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 12, 2022, 10:07:00 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Definitely promising and exciting news! Prayers for you from me too.

Fingers crossed about your car today. Let's keep the good news flowing. Enjoy your half day working from home.

Hi jicaji, Are your planting and busy outside?


Yesterday I power washed and hand washed each railing and spindle on deck. There's a lot! White and looking nice. Then my husband and I rolled out the carpet and set up furniture, umbrellas and fountain. We sat and relaxed on the deck last nice. Was nice!

Today I'm power washing the rear porch behind house. It runs the full width of the house and under deck. Will then wash all the furniture that goes on porch and set up. Spring and warm temps are here. Happy Happy Happy

Will be going to some nurseries for veggies to plant and a few potted plants to sit around this weekend or next week.

Wishing all a pleasant day.

#1
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 12, 2022, 10:31:07 AM
#3

Paulie....I'm going to the nursery today too.  I also have a hydrangea bush I have to plant somewhere....I'm going to get more Miracle Grow dirt. 

Lb...Hope good news with your car....

Well, off I go.

Have a good one.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 13, 2022, 08:07:10 PM
nothing major with car the key fob worked fine once there but I did gt the battery for spre key fob.  not sure what happen.  but it turned out I needed a  new head light and got oil change since there.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 14, 2022, 07:16:29 AM
Good Morning to a dreary saturday so now I have a 3rd interview with a 3rd recruiter for a potential 3rd job.  I havent heard back from the other 2 yet though . Those 2 would make my dreams come true financially fngers still crossed. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 14, 2022, 08:14:18 AM
Good Morning,

jicaji, I bet you enjoyed going to the nursery. Lots to look at! Nice to your Hydrangea. I love their flowers and have some too. What color did you get?

LB, Good news about key fob and getting new head light and oil change. Excellent about you having a 3rd interview! And two of them being great financially. You go girl! I'm wishing you the best going forward LB.

My youngest granddaughter arrives today for a sleepover. Today and tomorrow will be busy. She goes non stop. It's been a while since I've had a sleepover and looking forward to it.

#2

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 14, 2022, 10:14:05 AM
# 3,  but easier said than done....

Paulie...my hydrangea is violet, of course LOL.  I love going to the nursery....such a happy place....no stress and just beautiful flowers/plants.  I got my basil, parsley, and beefsteak tomato plants .  Also bought a few yellow and red begonias for my pots.  The begonias I get from this nursery last all the way until late fall with little to no care.  They look like roses.

Have fun with your granddaughter. 

LB....Woo hoo on the job interviews.  I'm sure good news is coming.  Good luck.  We're rooting for you.

Such a beautiful day today.  My middle granddaughter's prom is tonight.  We're going over to her house for pictures this evening with all her friends.  NO, I will NOT be in the pictures LOL

Enjoy guys.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 15, 2022, 08:45:21 AM
Good Morning,  Have fun as always Paulie.   I bet your grand daughter looks beuatiful Jacaji as well as your plants.   I love flowers. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 16, 2022, 05:59:12 AM
good morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 16, 2022, 07:45:30 AM
Good Morning,

Veeery busy weekend for me. I didn't even get to my laptop yesterday. Sleepover was fun, busy and pleasant.
My area is in line for possible strong storms today. Time will tell.

jicaji, Oh! Yes of course your Hydrangea is Violet.  ;D I agree about going to nurseries being calm and pleasant. You got lots of nice things. The Begonias sound pretty. 
I go with specific items in mind to get and usually end up getting more things that I see. lol

Exciting about your granddaughter's prom! I'm sure you enjoyed seeing her and her friends in their different gowns etc. Did you take lots of pictures?

LB, Thank you for your have fun wishes. We did! I was exhausted. Grace's energy continued on and on. lol She didn't want to leave.

Best wishes and good luck with all your interviews. We're waiting to hear good news from you!

#3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 16, 2022, 08:02:10 AM
#3

Good Morning:

Paulie....I bet Gracie didn't want to leave.  When I was at my "Nana's" house, i didn't ever want to leave.  I still miss her so much even now.  She was my everything.

LB  I have a feeling this is going to be a good result week re: interviews.

Well, food shopping day.  Bad storms coming here later today too.   I guess I'd better get dressed first LOL.

Have a good week guys.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 16, 2022, 05:05:15 PM
Just wanted to touch base I have the interviw I wanted on Thursday dutn my lunch hour/ Its a video interview . Pretty much on line. it's through Microsoft teams which I use at work I just installed it on my phone and my personal lap top. I got video no sound mbut not sure if I would hear anything I'll play around.  Thanks Jacaji Your the 2nd person who said that to me!!!  I hope you guys are right it would be answer to my prayers and help me so much   (this is the job 10 minutes from my home.)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 17, 2022, 06:00:36 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 17, 2022, 08:27:36 PM
jicaji, Good memories for you about your Nana. I hope you got dressed before food shopping. lol I don't want to ask what the bill amounted to!! Food prices ridiculous. Gas here hit $4.87 a gallon today.

LB, Great news your interview that's 10 minutes from your house is Thursday during your lunch. Everything these days is online and Zoom.  I wish you the very very best!! Oh boy I want you to be hired for this one!

We went to nursery today for veggies and some other herbs and plants. We had an early lunch at their café while there. We had the place to ourselves.  Was relaxing and pleasant. Delicious too!

#1
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 18, 2022, 06:00:28 AM
Good Morning  I spent the afterprepping for interview yesterdy since I have no work .  I went through potential questions they may ask and wrote down answers I have 4 pages of notes includeing what I do etc  good thing bideo chat so I can look ay my notes LOL  The sad thing is I dont want to leave my company but taking away 1/2 my work did it.  I am not the type that wants to do nothing.  I love the fast past busy enviroment so this is killing me. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 18, 2022, 08:43:58 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Very good prepping for interview. It's unfortunate that you don't want to leave your current employer. Blame it on the pandemic and slow chain supply issues.  I'm very sure your employer doesn't want you to leave either considering your excellent work ethics.

Everything happens for a reason. Keep doing what you're doing then see where this all leads to. You may be pleasantly surprised I believe.  ;)

Hi jicaji, Today's my day to weed veg gardens, plant veggies and other plants in pots.

I have hair appointment this evening. Looking forward to it. I'm going back to my short style. It's short now but longer version my stylist and I tried. I like it but prefer my shorter version and I can spike it when I want when short. Shorter in the warmer weather I like too. She wants to try a pixie but I don't think I'm ready for that yet. Lol Pixie yes but not reeealy short pixie. 

#1

Well I'm heading outside. Sunny and beautiful.
Wishing everyone a pleasant day.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 19, 2022, 05:53:52 AM
Good Morning 

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 19, 2022, 08:02:15 AM
Good Morning LB, Good luck and the best wishes to you for your interview today. I'm pulling for you. You are very qualified.  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 19, 2022, 11:14:13 AM
#1,2,3  All great

LB....good luck today from me too.  I know you'll do great.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 19, 2022, 03:12:22 PM
Hi jicaji, I was just checking in to see if LB posted anything yet.  :)

Hi LB,  ;D How'd it go?
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 19, 2022, 05:15:20 PM
Hi jicaji, I was just checking in to see if LB posted anything yet.  :)

Hi LB,  ;D How'd it go?

Hi Paulie...me too   Hope your weeding went well.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 19, 2022, 05:48:03 PM
Hi jicaji, I was just checking in to see if LB posted anything yet.  :)

Hi LB,  ;D How'd it go?

Hi Paulie...me too   Hope your weeding went well.
jicaji, Yepper the weeding went fast and easy. Then I worked the soil, applied Preen then last evening planted the veggies.
Today landscapers were here and mulched everywhere front and sides of house and lots of places in the backyard.
Tomorrow they're planting tall decorative grass with plums (like pampas) along a portion of the fence on both sides of the backyard. 11 on one side and 7 on the other side then mulch it all. I'm excited and looking forward to watching and seeing it afterwards.
It doesn't take much to make my happy. lol
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 20, 2022, 05:52:12 AM
Good Morning not sure if it went well. I di dgood but the job is differnet than what I currently do. This is planninf of the packing of the chocholate not the actually chochoalate so its different.  I hope they are willing to train .  WE use the same computer systmes and transactions though.  I would be surprise if I get it.  But happy,  I am jus feeling down definitly not happy with where I work , still praying I wi get the job
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 20, 2022, 12:24:45 PM
#2 for you LB.  Positive thoughts for you.

We just dropped Rizzo off for an enchocardiogram to check on his heart murmur.   I absolutely hate leaving him for a few hours.  He was fine when I walked down the hallway with him and the tech, but when I had to let him just go with the tech. through the door, he put on the brakes and didn't want to leave me.  Breaks my heart.  We pick him up around 3 or 4p. 

I'll let you know the report when I get it.

Paulie....landscaping sounds beautiful.  Jim did our mulch the past couple of days.  Looks really good, but his allergies really acted up.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 21, 2022, 08:24:52 AM
Good Morning  Th recruiter called yesterday to see how things went. I told her I would be interested in job she will get in touch with them onc she hears back she'll call me. Still praying lots of variables can happen but not sure I think they want someone more qualified. Going to try to have it manifest to happen. I am still sad.  Who would ever think anyone would woy they have enough moey to py for gas to get to work
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 21, 2022, 08:56:17 AM
#1

LB.  Fingers and toes crossed for a good report from the recruiter.

Yes, gas prices are insane.  Elections really do have consequences....We're living with it. >:(

Supposed to be so hot today, but so far it just feels like a rain forest outside. 

Hi Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 22, 2022, 07:42:53 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 22, 2022, 01:11:24 PM
Hi  :) Busy weekend and whew warm .. no hot!

LB, Very good that your interview was good and the same computer systems and transactions are used. That's a big plus.
Very good you told your recruiter you're interested in the job and she'll pass it along. I'm hoping you get this job for sure!!
So true about the price of gas and consideration to distance to work.

#2

jicaji, Feels like a rain forest at your house too. I agree and it definitely got hot fast. 90s yesterday and 89 here right now. Back to the 70s tomorrow. Give the AC a breather. My electric and water prices are going up next month.

What isn't going up in price!!

How was Rizzo when you got him after his vet appointment? Poor cutie Rizzo. He wanted you with him. I'm sure you stressed the entire time until you could get him. Any test results yesterday? If not, please let us know when you do get them.

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 22, 2022, 02:32:42 PM
Paulie....Yes, got the results and the vet feels he should be on heart meds.  Apparently the heart isn't getting enough blood pumped by the lungs because of growths on the something or other and fluid gets washed back....I forget.  She said he should do fine however and have the situation at least stablilized by the meds.  It's basically a heart murmur......that can go into congestive heart failure if not treated.

Yesterday I made a pineapple
Everytime I hear the a/c compressor going on I see dollar signs.  But, at least we have the A/C.....

LB....Again, Hope all goes well this week for you.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 22, 2022, 08:15:54 PM
I'll be in the office this week good thing boss is off tomorrow I am off Friday ...  Fingers have been crossed all weekend. I also spent the whole weekend coloring..  It does help with stress very therapeudic.  How can someone enjoy going to work like ther job and poof in one day is miserable  and no one to talk to
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 23, 2022, 09:25:30 AM
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LB....So sorry you're going through this stress.  I'm hoping for you it gets better and you'll get good news sometime this week.

Absolutely beautiful day today.  Temps down to 60's today and bright sunshine. 

Hi Paulie

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 23, 2022, 05:15:19 PM
Hi   Got through today!!! LOL  tomorrow will be worse boss will be in so I have to be more discreet
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 23, 2022, 08:32:04 PM
Paulie....Yes, got the results and the vet feels he should be on heart meds.  Apparently the heart isn't getting enough blood pumped by the lungs because of growths on the something or other and fluid gets washed back....I forget.  She said he should do fine however and have the situation at least stablilized by the meds.  It's basically a heart murmur......that can go into congestive heart failure if not treated.

Yesterday I made a pineapple
Everytime I hear the a/c compressor going on I see dollar signs.  But, at least we have the A/C.....

LB....Again, Hope all goes well this week for you.
Hi jicaji, Thank you for Rizzo's results. I'm sorry he has to be on heart meds BUT very good the meds will stabilize the situation with this treatment. That's good! What is Rizzo's age?

What did you make with pineapple? Whatever it is it sounds good. Pineapple is delicious!

Good that your temps dropped. Same here. Huge difference. This morning I wore sweatpants and sweatshirt.

Thank you about your landscaping comment earlier. It all got completed today. It looks really nice!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 23, 2022, 08:33:50 PM
LB, Good luck this week.

#s 2 and 3 this evening's quotes.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 24, 2022, 09:40:20 AM
Paulie....LOL....I made a pineapple upside down cake.  It was really delicious.  Jim's favorite.

Food shopping day today.  I bet it will be 20 dollars more today than last week.  Every week it goes up, along with gas.  Ugh

Rizzo is approximately 12 or 13 yrs.  We're not absolutely sure since he is a rescue.  We got him from a high kill shelter.  He had one day left.  It was thought by the vet we had at that time he was 2 or 3.  He is our baby for sure and gives us so much joy every day.

Later gators........
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 24, 2022, 05:49:56 PM
good day noot sure why t took me so long wo do this but copper wouldnt eat his kibble.  I decided after how mnay year mixing can with food to add water to his kibble. he's eating it all now.  So now how to I wean him off of th can food without upsetting him.  I know how to wean but he likes can I just want to cut corners in $$$ every way I can . I feel bad taking away. I guess add more kibble and maybe 1 or 2 tbs of can that can stretch out the can longer   Oh and I got my apartment complex to lower my raise in rent by a big whopping $10
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 25, 2022, 06:23:44 PM
helloi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 26, 2022, 09:20:26 AM
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Good morning LB....Hope you have a good day.

Hi Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 26, 2022, 07:30:32 PM
hi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 26, 2022, 08:06:35 PM
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Have a good night LB and Paulie....

Long weekend coming up for you LB....enjoy
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 26, 2022, 08:12:14 PM
Paulie....LOL....I made a pineapple upside down cake.  It was really delicious.  Jim's favorite.

Food shopping day today.  I bet it will be 20 dollars more today than last week.  Every week it goes up, along with gas.  Ugh

Rizzo is approximately 12 or 13 yrs.  We're not absolutely sure since he is a rescue.  We got him from a high kill shelter.  He had one day left.  It was thought by the vet we had at that time he was 2 or 3.  He is our baby for sure and gives us so much joy every day.

Later gators........
Hi jicaji , I'm lol. Okay .. a pineapple upside down cake. Mmmmm delicious. I like them. I bet Jim didn't save me a slice. lol

I agree 100% about food shopping. It definitely goes up and oh yeah ... gas too! Not good.

Wow to you getting Rizzo with one day left. He's very lucky to have you. That was meant to be for sure!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 26, 2022, 08:17:12 PM
good day noot sure why t took me so long wo do this but copper wouldnt eat his kibble.  I decided after how mnay year mixing can with food to add water to his kibble. he's eating it all now.  So now how to I wean him off of th can food without upsetting him.  I know how to wean but he likes can I just want to cut corners in $$$ every way I can . I feel bad taking away. I guess add more kibble and maybe 1 or 2 tbs of can that can stretch out the can longer   Oh and I got my apartment complex to lower my raise in rent by a big whopping $10
Hi LB, Yes water definitely helps soften and add taste but adding canned dog food I'm sure makes Copper smile big.  ;D
Maybe in weaning him still add a bit of canned but refrigerate it and stretch it longer along with the water?

Geez a whopping $10 off rent. How generous of them.

Any word from your recruiter?

#2
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 27, 2022, 11:37:52 AM
Good Afternoon  :)

Cloudy humid day today. Storms to roll through this afternoon.

We did our final food shopping today for Memorial Day cookout. Other family are brining things too. Looking forward to it.

Well I need to wash hummer feeders and put in fresh nectar before any rain storms.

Oh! I can't keep enough suet cakes in my suet feeders! They are going fast every day. Same with owners and people shopping at my local farm store. They said theirs are getting emptied fast too this year.

Later taters ....

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 27, 2022, 03:41:09 PM
No word from the recruiter.  I dont have any lucky. My boss got my see angry yesterday I told him I was looking for a new job. How stupid am I.   
Pouring here now   evere Thunderstorm warning.  But it only rumbled once while I was getting a quick walk in for Copper before it starte.  made it . Thank god I work from home next week.  I cant take being in office anymore  I applied for another job today will look again tomorrow. I just cannot believe what my company s doing I may go to HR the next time she is in our office 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 28, 2022, 06:07:56 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 28, 2022, 08:51:58 AM
LB...Curious....what did your boss say when you told him you were looking for another job?  Hopefully you'll find and get what you're looking for.  Glad you're home all week.

We had a thunder storm during the night with heavy rain.  Now that Rizzo is losing his hearing, it didn't bother him.  Usually the first crash of thunder wakes him up.

Paulie...Enjoy your family gathering. 

Rizzo has brought us so much joy over the past 10+ years.  He's such a good boy and just loves being with us.

I cannot believe our country has to import baby formula to keep our babies fed.  Disgusting....As I've said, elections have consequences for sure.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 29, 2022, 09:43:50 AM
Good Morning

Jacaji  He made a comment that we arent getting paid enough that we are under paid (he woud only know that if he ws looking) I said Yes by like $15000 but thats not the main reason why I was looking he asked why I said we already discussed this and then he nswer the lack of work I said yes and thats when I found out how underpaid we are  .  H started givng me the sam ebs lookign for more work for my on analysis etc Its like they are creating a job for me.  this all doesnt make sense.   I am at a loss and I cry every day I just dont understand how they take 1/2 my work away to give to a temp we never needed.  All becasue th emanager doesnt want to loos the head count we apparantly dont need. It's confusing but if we didnt full the head space we will loose it and if we need in future it will be impossible to get back But we dont need . Managemnt here  sucks . They sure like wasting money , I went in 1day liking my job enjoy what I am doing to being miserable 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 29, 2022, 09:58:19 AM
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LB, I am so sorry you are going through all this stress, however you are a strong woman and I know you will come out of all this stress even stronger. 

Our prayers are with you. 

Hi Paulie....enjoy your family this weekend.

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 30, 2022, 06:46:36 AM
Thanks Jacaji  I  dont feel very strong Thanks for the encouragement Going to be hot today and tomorrow!!!!  I cant wait until the fall!!!! I remember when I used to love summer not anymore  :(
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on May 30, 2022, 08:41:50 AM
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LB....I'm with you about the Fall.  When I lived on Long Island, I loved the summer...Went to the beach, which I love, and the ocean breezes at night made sleeping pleasant. I REALLY miss the ocean terribly and now that my knee is so messed up, I doubt I'd even be able to walk to the water in the sand...I loved listening to the crashing of the waves and listening to the seagulls above, etc.  All we get here is heat.  Supposed to be in the 90's here as well tomorrow.  I guess we'll be cranking up the A/C.  Thankful for that, but I hate closing up all the windows,  I see dollar signs cranking up as well.  Between gas prices, oil prices, electric prices, food prices, etc. etc. it's a bit much.....

Well, I wish you good luck this week...Give Copper an extra hug.









Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on May 30, 2022, 06:46:15 PM
LB, You most certainly have a lot of stress. I'm also sorry about that. You have excellent work ethics and have been compensated for that in the past. The explanation of why hiring a temp, head count etc is a shame that it took work away from you. You looking for another job is 100% understandable. I wish you the very best going forward. Everything happens for a reason so we have to wait to see what positive good things are ahead for you. 

jicaji, Rizzo definitely does love you. Good that the storms don't bother him now with some hearing loss. How's he doing on his new heart med?

Thanks about family cookout. We had it yesterday, Saturday, so everyone could stay late because no work or school today. Was sunny and pleasant with temp in low 80s.

Same here with the temps. 90s beginning today, tomorrow and Tuesday then a storm rolls through then temp back to 80s.
I'm different and not complaining. lol I look forward to this weather all winter.

I didn't turn on my laptop for two days I've been so busy.

LB and jicaji, Take care and I hope you enjoy your evening.

#s 2 and 3 from today's quotes.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on May 31, 2022, 06:02:27 AM
Good Morning  \\Ihope everyone had a good weekend
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on May 31, 2022, 07:06:54 AM
Bad timing here - my email account is out of use?  Worked on it yesterday, no success.

Of most importance would be the room reservations for ATF.  Those who already contacted me - no worries!!  You're OK!  There are those who need to contact me if you have to reserve a room reservation.  Our deadlines are quickly approaching as given in my last posting about 10 days ago.  I did include my contact info.  Please use land line.

                                               AFTER  THE  FLEDGE  2022

It's time to return to Decorah.  Now if we only knew all the eagles' plans.  It is almost certain that North Nest arrangements are firmly decided.  The wait for the egg (s) has started.  But, Mom and DM2 are playing a waiting game.  I'm sure local boots on the ground will give us any updates once they make the big decision.  Last report from Amy even hinted at a new, unknown location.  Patience is a virtue is our mantra for now.

Main dates of our get together for 2022 are July 14 to July 16.  Extra days can be added at separate rates before or after the scheduled dates above.

Meanwhile I do have the information for the local available accommodations.  As usual I have put them on hold for the group.  Reservations are to be done through me.  You will have to submit your credit card information; rooms will be held in your name but no payment will be required until July.   If you determine you cannot attend, there is no charge to cancel if you do so by the cut off date (date given once your information is recorded).  Prices listed do not include taxes.

Unfortunately, because of a  pre-planned large wedding, pricing at the Fairfield on Friday and Saturday is up steeply.  Pricing at the other properties did remain more typical.  This little town does have lot going on during the summer.  It is a nice town to enjoy group activities.  Please, don't delay.  If you want to join our celebration contact me ASAP.   

Quality Inn &  Suites       1 King Suite or 2 Queen Beds
               No elevator
               Thurs, Fri, and Sat  $155.00
               Closing for reservations:  June 14

Super8            2 Double Beds
               Requested first floor, no elevator
               Thurs, Fri, and Sat  $139.00
                                                            Closing for reservations:  Open 

Hotel Winneshiek         King Suite,  $259.00
               King Whirpool,  $199.00
               Elevator, downtown location
               Closing for reservations:  June 10


Fairfield by Marriott      King Rooms and Double Rooms,
               Thursday, $ 119, Fri/Sat King, $269
               Fri/Sat Double, $289
               Closing for reservations:  June 2

Prices listed are available to us through me.
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Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 01, 2022, 04:58:44 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 01, 2022, 08:38:56 AM
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Hi LB and Paulie Have a nice rest of the week ....A beautiful sunny, COOL and breezy day today.

Going to  plant a bunch of seeds I received in the mail from a charity I support.  Zinnias and Shasta Daisies. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 01, 2022, 04:45:22 PM
well I reached out to the recruiter today to find out about the job I interviewed with. I didnt get it.  I dont have enough experience with excel or capacity I deal with capacity but I dont think it's in they way they deal with it.  I know the job was totally different than what I do but similiar in away but I guess not similiar enough for them  I knew excel was going to be an issue. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 01, 2022, 05:17:35 PM
LB...sorry to hear that, but hey....onto the next better job.  You'll get there, I'm sure.

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: glogdog on June 01, 2022, 09:00:09 PM
Hey everyone!  Waving to all of you.

I don't know if you've seen this on RRP's FB page today.  Our Moderator, TX Ninja passed away recently.  We're going to have a Memorial Chat for him this Saturday, June 4, from 6-8 PM CT at the DE website.  Here's the link to Amy's post.  Hope it opens up okay for you all.

https://bit.ly/3x5pNgR

Here also is a link to his obituary: https://bit.ly/38D9LS6
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 01, 2022, 09:01:54 PM
LB, I'm sorry you didn't get that job too but it wasn't meant to be for whatever reason. Excel can be a bugger so I understand that.
If you're supposed to find new employment it's out there waiting for you to find it. That being said, if I understand a post of yours previously, your current employer is hoping to change your title and/or include more work for you? Correct me if I'm wrong. If so, perhaps you're intended to stay where you're working with more duties and maybe, just maybe, an upgrade in pay. I hope so for your sake.  Please keep us posted. And I agree to what jicaji said ... onto the next job if it's meant to be. You're not a quitter. You have excellent work ethics. There's something good ahead for you!

jicaji, Nice that you had a cool breezy day today. Still in the 90s here today but supposed to be cooler tomorrow in 80s.

Where did you plant your seeds?

#1

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 01, 2022, 09:10:10 PM
Hi Glo,

Nice to see you despite the sad news your provided.

I recall seeing Texas Ninja's name in some posts. He had a distinguished background and life. He's gone too young. Very nice in lieu of flowers to make donations to RRP.

Again, good to see you Glo. I hope all's good with you, Luna and your family.
Take care.
 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 02, 2022, 06:00:36 AM
Thans Paulie and Jacaji ,. No Paulie my title wont change salary wont change just different responsibilities but some stuff he want to give me is as his back up and the reports are only done once a month .   thank god  Im home I have been coloring LOL I am almost done with a book I should bring into work next wek to show them what they are paying me to do LOL  ;)  I actually just work Monday and Tuesday 1/2 day wednesday I took ff the rest of thee week. My birthday is next Sunday (12)so might as well make a long weekend and away from the office since I just sit there doing othing anyway after 1100
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 02, 2022, 05:46:38 PM
Hi LB, Thanks for explaining no title or pay change. It does sound like your boss doesn't want you to leave by giving you something extra even though it isn't much. I understand your frustration. My heavens you have long boring days after you get what work you do have in the morning completed. Keep looking. There's got to be a better job out there somewhere for you. There is!

Nice that you'll have a short work week and long weekend next week.

I already had your birthday marked on my calendar.  :)

#1
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 02, 2022, 05:59:20 PM
I came here this afternoon and began my post to LB when one of my granddaughter's called me asking if I'd get her from the pool she was at because it was going to storm. I scooped her up and home just in time but poured as I was driving to my home. Strong storm and it cooled things down nicely.

All of the zebra grass the landscaper planted has taken nicely and we're seeing growth and taller already. Rain is always better than regular watering from hose.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 03, 2022, 05:53:09 AM
Thanks Paulie I alays miss the strong storms, well most of the time. we just got a little rain yesterday not as heavy as NYC and north of me,  I am trying to wrk up the courage to speak to my bosses boss.  Everyone I speak to think its nuts and uncalled for to pull my work to give to a temp they are supose to help not do my work .  SHe is also allowed to work from home and she is hourly first company I know of that allows this . I dont know how I can bbe nice to my boss or the temp. Yes I am resentlful 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on June 03, 2022, 09:10:26 AM
LB   paulie  Let me just put in my 2 cents.  I've been following your job worries and events.  It sounds to me like the employer is following the rules of the game instituted by DC in order to get some $$$$$ to help businesses who got caught short either on profits or customers during the last few/2 crazy years.  One of the conditions for not having to repay the loan (?) is to not fire anyone or lay them off.  Sounds to me like that's what you're caught into.  I've never read the rules completely because I work for myself, have no one working for me, didn't take any of the free (?) money.  But, that might be part of the explanation.

P
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 03, 2022, 05:24:20 PM
Thanks Puff,  I also know it has to do with we were finally able to gt to the full head count 5 years ago  (job freeze before than)  One co worker went out on full time disability. SO they need to get a temp. if we didnt we would loose the hed count.  In the mean time we showed we dont need that extra head.  If you have efficint workers you dont need as many.   I know the manager doesnt want to loose the head count cause if we ever need that extra head it will  be hard to get it approved.   Alll I know is you dont take half the work away from a full time employee with seniority   (me) to give to a temp and have your full time employee twiddling their thumbs from 10 am to the ret of the day and have the temp with  more work.  Just saying.  LOL 

Anyway I have an interview next Friday for another company they manufacture airwcj lysol aresols.. Fuunt becaue my company manufactures the fragrances that goes into the product.  I dont recognize the name as them being one of our customers.  But sounds like a good fit to me  ;P
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 04, 2022, 06:17:50 AM
Good Morning 

I am going to my sisters tonight wippy socialization tonight LOL
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 05, 2022, 09:04:11 AM
Good Morning Hope all is having a good weekend
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 05, 2022, 09:23:48 AM
Good Morning,

Hi LB, You were just here while I was beginning to post. It's understandable how you feel about your boss and temp but the rules are out of his control and the temp looking for a job too. Unfortunately you're the one stuck in the middle. Corporate/federal regulations can be frustrating.

Puff makes good sense.

Good news about your interview this Friday. It does sound like a good fit! Fingers crossed and I wish you the best.

What's a wippy socialization?  :) The planning came together fast?


Hi Puff, Good to see you! Your explanation to LB and me is very well said.

Are you keeping busy outside in your gardens?


Hi jicaji


I've been busy with things at my house inside and outside and family was here yesterday and today a family friend is to cut down a tree for me. Not a real big one but it's half caput and leaning over so time for it to go.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 05, 2022, 10:05:27 AM
#2

LB  I understand your frustration at work.  It's got to be difficult to go in and put on a "happy face."  So difficult to work under those circumstances. 

Good luck this Friday with your interview.  It does sound like a good fit.

Hey Paulie...You are lucky to have family nearby.

My middle granddaughter was in her last HS play last night.  Of course, I felt she was incredible.  It always amazes me that there are still kids willing to go the extra mile and participate in these school activities, be it plays, chorus, band, etc.  So many rehearsals, not to mention memorizing lines, music, etc.  They were working on this play for many months.

Well, have a good rest of the day and great week.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on June 05, 2022, 06:51:41 PM
Good Morning,

Hi LB, You were just here while I was beginning to post. It's understandable how you feel about your boss and temp but the rules are out of his control and the temp looking for a job too. Unfortunately you're the one stuck in the middle. Corporate/federal regulations can be frustrating.

Puff makes good sense.

Good news about your interview this Friday. It does sound like a good fit! Fingers crossed and I wish you the best.

What's a wippy socialization?  :) The planning came together fast?


Hi Puff, Good to see you! Your explanation to LB and me is very well said.

Are you keeping busy outside in your gardens?


Hi jicaji


I've been busy with things at my house inside and outside and family was here yesterday and today a family friend is to cut down a tree for me. Not a real big one ub but it's half caput and leaning over so time for it to go.

I'm trying to stay busy but not too busy.  Take oodles of breaks, paulie.  Finally got the veggie garden turned over yesterday.  A few days of heavy planting to do.  And there's other things, too.  Have to have the hot rod checked tomorrow.  May be a brake or shock issue.  BAH.

P

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 05, 2022, 08:08:41 PM
Good night  wil be in the office next week
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 06, 2022, 08:35:07 AM
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Have a good week at work LB.

So, I have a beautiful hanging plant on my porch.  A House Wren [?] decided to lay her eggs in it.  I have been watering the plant, not knowing there were eggs in it.  It's a beautiful impatiens plant which needs watering just about daily.  I'm afraid to look in it now, as I did once when I suspected there was a nest in it and mom bird flew out in a huff.  Now my plant looks very thirsty....what to do, what do do???

Hi Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on June 06, 2022, 03:05:01 PM
Tough call jicaji Sacrifice the plant or scare off the mom.  I'd give up on the plant maybe because the next has eggs.  If she was still eggless it might be different.  Instead of spraying from the top trying water dripping at the edge?

Had a moarning dove would come each year for a  few years that did the same thing.  A couple times I cut off a branch from a bush for her.  When little doves left I shooed her off and planted flowers.

P
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 06, 2022, 05:59:07 PM
Hi Puff....I was watering from the edge, but she got spooked when I approached and flew out.  I don't want to go near it now for fear she'll leave her eggs.

My husband told me to leave the plant alone and let the bird do her thing, so that's what I'll do.  Kills me though, 'cause the plant was just thriving and looked so pretty.  It's a vibrant salmon color....well not so vibrant now lOL.  Now it looks pitiful just hanging there dying.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 06, 2022, 07:42:37 PM
Hi  spent the eventing coloring seems thats all I do these days. Almost dne with a book
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 06, 2022, 08:36:29 PM
LB   2 is for you :)

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 07, 2022, 08:08:31 PM
Jacaji I just hope it's true
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 08, 2022, 09:18:01 AM
Good Morning  :)

jicaji, Nice that you enjoyed your granddaughter's HS play. Agreed about how kids enjoy the extra activities. And it's good for them. I applaud them and their efforts.

About your plant. You could put a plastic hanging plant water retainer (has plastic arms and hooks to put on rim of hanging basket) onto your hanging Impatiens planter then just add water into the clear plastic water retainer. They work great. House Wrens are pretty docile so every few days or so when you'd add water shouldn't bother her or the little ones. Impatiens are pretty good at recovering from not being watered for a bit. I'd give it a try. It sounds pretty.

This spring I had a robin build a nest in one of my holly bushes and she'd get annoyed with me when I had to mow past it. She'd fly off nest or around me if she was perching nearby but when I was done she'd return to nest. After 2 weeks I peeked at nest to see if empty yet so I could trim the bush. Two baby robins with big eyes were looking back at me! LOL So cute and had feathers. I waited another two weeks to check again. When I did the nest was empty. They had fledged.  ;D

Puff, Definitely sounds like you're keeping busy outside too. Yes ma'am to taking breaks for me. You do the same taking breaks. I bet your veg garden looks nice turned over. Did you do your planting yet?

I enjoy your hot rod stories. Lol How'd the brakes or shock issues turn out?

LB, You working from in office. Boring.


I'm busier than ever since school ended with two of my granddaughters. My son working means he's not available to drive them to meet friends at local pool or other places. Their mother doesn't have a car. I don't want them sitting around inside all day and it's important they socialize with friends so I fit the driving back and forth into my schedule.

My oldest granddaughter turns 15 next week and she really wants a job. She's going to apply to a store near her house that hires at 15 so she's going to apply I think. She missed first honors at school by 3 points. She's proud of herself saying she made 2nd honors as a freshman. She has her sights focused doing the same as a sophomore and already decided what college she wants to attend. The same university her uncle (my youngest son) got his degrees from. He's now a professor at App State N.C. and App just began studies in the field she's interested in. He's already helping and guiding her. She's a determined young woman.

I got off topic, anyway life is busy. June is busy for birthdays for family and already begun. Birthdays: June 2, 9, 15, 16, 18 and Father's Day 19th. Family dinners for each and party with friends for granddaughter turning 15 next week. Geez Louise!

Yesterday #s 1 and 2

Today #2

I'm wishing you each and everyone a good day.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 08, 2022, 12:07:48 PM
Hi I home home early took half day I have dr apointment in a lttle bit.  Thank I am off the rest of week . Then home next week.   I have interview Friday afternoon..fingers crossed.
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Post by: jicaji on June 08, 2022, 12:26:28 PM
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I remember my Sr. year in HS when I FINALLY decided I didn't give a rat's rear what anyone thought about me or who liked me or who didn't.  Big sense of relief for sure.

Paulie...BTW, my impatiens is pretty much dead now....Sure hope those eggs hatch and fledge soon so I can get a fern plant.

LB, good luck at your Dr. appt.  glad you are going to be home from work for awhile.

Such a beautiful day.  Getting my hair done today.  I'd rather be at a beach :)
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Post by: Puff on June 08, 2022, 02:18:30 PM
Not as busy as I should be paulie Things keep getting in the way, too.  As tsk keeps reporting the weather, it just isn't cooperating.  It has been raining or muddy.  Tomorrow looks a bit more promising; hope to get an early start.  Giving myself a deadline for this weekend.

Nothing done today.  Had an early breakfast meeting at 8 this morning.  On the way home the rain started.  Also have to do something with the hair - always in the eyes when I bend down.  And, then there's the hotrod.  After this post to you I'm going to set up an appt.  Hope to get that cleared before driving over to ATF.

P
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 09, 2022, 07:38:00 AM
Good Morning
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Post by: jicaji on June 09, 2022, 07:01:18 PM
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Good Evening.....

SED
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 10, 2022, 06:35:08 AM
Good Morning I have an  in person interview later this afternoon  A zoom meeting Monday and a phone interview on Wednesday and another one in the works for sometime next week It will be phone 
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Post by: jicaji on June 10, 2022, 08:53:00 AM
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LB....Yaaay.  We KNOW you'll do well and can't wait to hear which job you get :) :)

Another beautiful day today.i i

Hi Paulie.  Have a great time with all your family celebrations.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 11, 2022, 06:44:45 AM
Good Morning  I thought the interview went well.  But dont want to jinx myself I will have to maniest it to happen ;)  They should know by the end of next week they have a few more to interview I was the first
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Post by: jicaji on June 11, 2022, 10:36:20 AM
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LB....Happy the interview went well.  Good luck with your zoom meeting and other interviews going forward.  I KNOW there's that job just waiting for you to fill it.....

Enjoy today

Hi Paulie
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Post by: paulie on June 11, 2022, 10:39:06 PM
LB, Very good that your Friday interview went well. I wish you the very best with all of your upcoming interviews!

Puff, Geez to rainy and muddy in your area. I don't know where you're located but that sounds like a lot of rain. I hope your weather improved by now and you've planted your veggies.
Any word on your hotrod yet?

jicaji, Thank you about all of the family celebrations. I have definitely been busy. Another birthday meal I'll be making tomorrow for oldest daughter. My oldest granddaughter and I went shopping today for decorations, plates etc for her birthday Wednesday.  I'm definitely keeping busy this month so far and with my regular things I do too. 

Bday dinner tomorrow for oldest daughter, Wed granddaughter Bday, Thursday husband's Bday, Saturday oldest son's Bday, Sunday Father's Day.  ;D


My youngest daughter (43) was in ER today. She's the one with lupus. Final diagnosis is Pericarditis. Lupus inflamed her heart lining. SLE inflamed her lungs in the past also. My mother had lupus. Needless to say I hate lupus. After a long day she was treated at hospital and given a script for med to take all of the upcoming week and also follow-up with her lupus doctor.

Tomorrow's a new day so let's all make the best of it.
SED

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Post by: paulie on June 11, 2022, 10:52:49 PM
LB, Happy Birthday to you!

It's a few minutes before midnight but you'll see this Sunday. I wish you a special day.  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on June 12, 2022, 06:09:46 AM


Puff, Geez to rainy and muddy in your area. I don't know where you're located but that sounds like a lot of rain. I hope your weather improved by now and you've planted your veggies.
Any word on your hotrod yet?

Tomorrow's a new day so let's all make the best of it.
SED

Appt for hotrod on Tuesday.  I'll find out about the damages (?) then.  7:30 a.m. and I'll have to take reading material since my usual ride is gone.  Not going to bother anyone else that early.

Nope, did not get much accomplished in yard or garden yesterday.  So frustrating!  I had my handyman show up for a couple needed fixes - biggest expense is all the $$$$ being lost when watering because of big leak.  All gone; let's see what's next.  He also worked on a couple other things - have to be glad  he messed with other things I had planned. 

Also did get my hair cut.  Just went as I was.  Funny. . .Beautician since about 1985, never saw me without my natural beauty.  We laughed!!!!  Now when I'm working outside I can get rid of the headband.  It gave me a headache for more than 1 reason.  Other funny was when my neighbors did a doubletake at my appearance - now no natural beauty on AND hair not blowstyled in anything deceit.  Looked like that Ghar rescue kitty posted in other channel.   Ugly.

P     
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 12, 2022, 07:54:40 AM
Good Morning Sorry about you daughter Pauie.  Hopefully she gets better quick , Thanks for birthday wishes
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Post by: jicaji on June 12, 2022, 08:30:47 AM
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LB....♪♪HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU♪♪

Paulie...Hope your daughter is doing better today.  Enjoy the birthdays with your family this week. 

So, I thought mom bird in my hanging impatiens plant had left.  When I went to look, she flew out.  I guess she's still sitting on her eggs.  I don't hear any baby birds yet???

Well, looks like a little rain here today.  Good for my tomato plants, which are growing nicely on my deck.  I see quite a few little yellow flowers on them, which is the tomato starting to grow.  Yaay










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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 13, 2022, 05:27:51 AM
Thank You Jacaji for birthday wishes
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Post by: jicaji on June 13, 2022, 08:49:07 AM
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LB...Hope you had a nice birthday...

Have a good week.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 14, 2022, 06:05:31 AM
Good Morning
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Post by: jicaji on June 14, 2022, 07:22:29 AM
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Good morning guys......
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 15, 2022, 05:52:43 AM
good Morning Jacaji and Paulie
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Post by: jicaji on June 15, 2022, 08:57:05 AM
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LB...good luck in your interview today.

Tonight we're going to my middle granddaughter's HS graduation....I go back in my mind to this sweet little baby I was holding in my arms 18 years ago.  Now I see this beautiful, intelligent, confident young lady ready to take on the world.  So proud of her and all her accomplishments.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 15, 2022, 12:45:40 PM
Cpngratulations Jacaji!!! You must be proud!!!!
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 16, 2022, 06:06:38 AM
Good morning 
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Post by: jicaji on June 16, 2022, 09:27:19 AM
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LB....Yes, I am very proud of my granddaughter.  The graduation was so nice and the weather perfect for it.  There were 300+ kids graduating and the only down part was getting a parking spot.  Luckily, we got there early, did get a parking spot pretty close to the HS football field where the graduation ceremony was held, so I didn't have to walk too far.  I did take a cane....first time.  And, we bought McDonalds with us for dinner which we ate in the car before walking to the field.  Worked out well...

Hi Pauie....Hope all is OK.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 17, 2022, 06:06:55 AM
good Morning another interview  (video) today.   with a competitor 
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Post by: jicaji on June 17, 2022, 08:22:03 AM
1 and 2 for me


LB Oh, good luck.  A competitor makes it even sweeter LOL.  I really hope you get it.

Hi Paulie

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 17, 2022, 02:16:00 PM
JUst checking in I have my summer hours today so got off a little already did my grocery shopping. Interview I hope went well but really went into debt on question probabl cause same industry I liked them. I would love to work there  prayig. I haveanother phone interview Wednesday but I am not liking that one.  30 minutes before interview they will be sending me a case study to look at.  its a panel of 4 people a pharma company. Yikes!!! Taking a 1/2 day for that nterview but it's not like I ha ve work to do that I need to be in office full day LOL SO far the 2 I interviewed I want LOL
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 17, 2022, 09:48:14 PM
Hi!  ;D  Holy mud it's been a busy week. Birthdays, shopping, meals, parties. Having 3 family members birthdays in one week has always kept me busy. This year more so for some reason. This Sunday Father's Day and everyone coming again then I need a vacation. Lol

Quick update on daughter with lupus/diagnosed with Pericarditis. After strong injection of Prednisone in ER she was given an Rx to take for a week. It's a very high dose Pred so she hasn't been sleeping well but it's doing what it's supposed to and inflammation and heart rate much better. Prayers answered.

LB
, Sweet you had an interview with a competitor.
If you like the company you interviewed with better I hope you get it.
Interesting about this Wednesday's pharma co interview and getting a case study 30 minute prior to interview.
Keep us updated. You're definitely not letting any grass grow under your feet with interviews. Good for you!

jicaji, What's happening with your Impatience hanging basket and mom bird nest?
Congrats on your granddaughter' HS graduation. Very nice that the weather was perfect and you got good parking.
Did using a cane help?
Eating McDonald's in the car in parking lot before going to the fb field stands sounds like fun! I'm glad you had a pleasant and proud time.

Puff, How did the hot rod appointment go?
I'm hoping you've accomplished more in the yard and garden by now with weather cooperating better.
Nice that your handyman got some things done for you.
You made me laugh about your beautician seeing you in your natural beauty and your neighbors too. That's funny. Sometimes we just do what we gotta do with the way we're feeling. Sometimes when I have to run an errand and I definitely don't look my best is when I think I'm going to run into someone I know. That's when wearing a mask comes in handy. Lol
Good that you were able to get rid of your headband and resulting headaches. I agree they are a pain. I ended up wearing one during the lock down and salon closed. When I finally got to go in I said, "Cut and trim it good!" I'm sure we were all in that boat at that time.

LB, jicaji, Puff, How did you each of your areas do with the strong nasty storms that rolled through recently? My area got hit last night in PA. Geez the lightening was flashing everywhere and thunder sounded like mortars going off! Rain and winds hammered too.

Rosie my Rose of Sharon tree I rescued last summer is still tied
upright and full with new branches. One side still needs to fill out but not giving up yet.

Well I sound like a Chatty Kathy not having been here for a week. I'm going to squint after I post this because it's going to look long.  :)

Take care and SED.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on June 18, 2022, 07:07:27 AM
You did get in a few (?) points and questions paulie No worries.  That's why we're here.

You asked jicaji about her use of "the cane" for graduation ceremony.  I first started using mine 2019 on a trip to Greece.  (Be forewarned Europe is not to be taken lightly by those with any walking issues.  It can be done, but be prepared.)  I purchased my first stick when Tony decided not to go with me.  Just for balance, comfort, and assistance I bought myself "my friend the stick".  Doesn't sound so old and a nuisance, more of an affectionate nic.

Also - No there was no storm problems in my area.  I'm actually about 15 miles south of tsk.  Made a BIG difference this storm.  She had a declared tornado (minor catagory 0 - never heard of that before?) winds of 85 and lots of damage.   That was just west of her about 5 miles.

As I said earlier - Chicago is a mega area, let's change that to a big area.  ::)  We can have more than 1 forecast going on simultaneously.

Seems petty to some with all the real problems going on - but I really do appreciate license plate input/ideas by Oldguy & Lilbro.  Kinda like a rock in your shoe.  LOL

P   
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 18, 2022, 07:49:43 AM
Good Morning No storms here. It seems to be north of us.  Wait.... One morning we had thunderstorms. I think Thursday or maybe Wednesday. Who knows anymore!!! I am lucky I know today is Saturday. So did I tell you the power went out in the middle of my interview. We finished through a phone call.  I am so upset bout, I was really enjoying that interview. They made me feel comfortable.  So the 2 companies I interview I will take either but I think I want IFF more. Canes ...I used a cane I think for abut a year.  November 1 will be 2 years since I havent need one.  I did use it for a few hours 1 day recently.  They help  bu I dont like them
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 18, 2022, 05:42:34 PM
Puff, Good for you going to Greece on your own along with "your friend the stick". Sounds like a great adventure.

Good to no storms in your area. That's right you did mention the Chicago area in the past. Good that tsk wasn't affected by the declared tornado! I've never heard of a 0 category either.

Sounds like you need a new license plate on the hot rod. Good that you've gotten help on that.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 18, 2022, 05:49:40 PM
LB, Good to no bad storms for you too. I'm with you remembering what day it is sometimes! No! You didn't mention the power going off during an interview. And one that you were enjoying too. Darn it! Was that the interview with IFF? Since you were so comfortable during the interview sounds like you knew a lot about what that were asking about. I hope you get the IFF since that's the one you're hoping for.

Good that you don't need the use of the cane any more.

How's Copper?

#s 2 and 3
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 18, 2022, 05:52:46 PM
Awesome cooler weather today, very windy with no clouds and sunny. I mowed and was comfy with long jeans and a sweatshirt. Big difference from temp in 90s. Still need to do some yard work yet today.

Wishing all a pleasant evening. Take care.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 19, 2022, 07:02:22 AM
Good Morning  copper is good.  Yes that was the interview with IFF.  I have a phone interview/screening Tuesday.  Another interview wednesday taking 1/2 day not like I have work to do anyway  wedneday is interview with a case study and 4 people not looking forward to that one 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 19, 2022, 08:39:14 PM
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Chilly but beautiful days here the last two days.  No big storms here, just some rain the other day and lots of wind today and yesterday.

LB,  Are the shots you got in your knee responsible for you NOT needing a cane anymore?  I got the gel shots and neither worked for me unfortunately.

LB, glad you felt comfortable in your interview.  Fingers crossed.

Paulie, well now that my impatiens plant is dead dead, I see no nest, no eggs, no moma bird,  no nothing.  Very strange.

SED everyone and a great week ahead.







Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 20, 2022, 05:22:25 PM
Jacaji It's because I lost over 100 punds. Not the shots   

Spoke to my bosses boss about my work load. waste of time. LOng story short she said I should take advantage. SMH I am speechless. Next stop HR 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 20, 2022, 06:32:15 PM
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WOW LB....100 pounds.  That's wonderful.
 
Now, a sad story....The little tiny birds died in my hanging plant.  I hadn't seen the mother for a few days and I looked into it today and saw they had died.  I am so upset.  I hadn't watered for awhile since I knew the nest was in there and saw the two little eggs, but I hardly ever saw the mom bird coming and going.  Just once I saw her a few days ago and it appeared she had something in her beak to feed the little ones, but then she just flew away.  I don't know if it was because she caught a glimpse of me, or realized they had died. I just feel terrible.  NO MORE HANGING PLANTS FOR ME FOR SURE.

SED

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 21, 2022, 06:41:38 PM
Sorry Jacaji about your baby birds.  I would be devastated.  I'm giving you hugs...
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Post by: jicaji on June 21, 2022, 06:44:39 PM
1 Definitely for me.

Thanks LB I just can't them out of my mind. 

Jim buried them in their nest.  So sad.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 22, 2022, 05:40:59 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Good that Copper is good. Good luck with your interview today. I'm still hoping you get IFF job since you like that one. Good luck with your interview today too.

jicaji, Sad story about your baby birds. It's not your fault. You tried your best. Very nice of Jim.

We were out of town for a couple days and returned last evening.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 22, 2022, 12:49:35 PM
Hi I had a half day today waiting for the case study to come around 230 I'm tired couldnt sleep last night. I went onto my liked in account and the manage of IFF looked at my profile. I hope that is saying I am still a candidate.  I hope you had fun Paulie glad your back.  UPDATE: Interview went well, I aced the case study  I wouldnt mind working here ether LOL It's Bristal myers nd squibb (BMS)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 23, 2022, 09:27:41 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Good and sounds promising that IFF looked at your profile. Excellent that you aced the case study. Kudos to you! Of course you did! You definitely know the info and procedures of fragrances etc of the process of your current job you described in the past.

Very good that you wouldn't mind working for either company. Think about which one you'd prefer because you might get offered a job from both!!  ;D That wouldn't surprise me. 

#1

And thank you. And yes we had fun and were glad to return home.

jicaji, Waving to you and hoping all is well.


Strong thunder storms and heavy rain here yesterday and last night. Temps cooler with cold front that moved through.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 23, 2022, 10:19:53 AM
#2

Paulie, glad you got away for a couple of days after your busy family gatherings.  All is well here.

LB, can't wait to hear which job you accepted :)  I know you'll get offers.

Food shopping today....Ugh....every week it seems like 5 to 10 dollars more for less groceries. 

Have a good one...






Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 23, 2022, 06:29:00 PM
Hi jicaji, Very true. We needed that get away. I'm glad all is well with you. I thought of you recently because one of my daughter's has a bird building a nest in her hanging flower pot.

Very true about food shopping prices going up more .. then add gasoline to that. Rediculous.

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 23, 2022, 06:42:16 PM
Hi Not sure if I got the job fro the interview yesterday. Only becaise I sent thank you emails and one of th emanager said it wa snice speaking to you too I wish you the best in looking for a job. Kind of sound llke thank you but no thank you but she was not the highering manager. I also neve rhad anyone respond to a thank you email.  So I have a phone screen on  Monday and an interview Tuesday (taking 1/2 day) another promising job (I hope) Thanks Jacaji for being so positive
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 24, 2022, 05:32:37 PM
good evening...
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Post by: jicaji on June 24, 2022, 06:32:26 PM
#3

LB, I'm very impressed as to how you are lining up and handling all these interviews.  Kudos to you.  I Know good news is coming your way.  I just know it.

Hi Paulie

It's been a good day.....

Tomorrow it's Air Fryer shopping day..We'll see

SED guys.




Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 25, 2022, 08:49:43 AM
Good Morning   going to be a hot weekend  yuch
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 25, 2022, 09:08:17 AM
#1

Happy Saturday.

Yes, today is going up to 86degrees.  Not too bad, but definitely A/C

Have a good one.



Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 25, 2022, 10:33:40 AM
Good Morning,

LB, My congrats to you continue for not letting grass grow under your feet with having many interviews. The right job for you is out there and you'll get it.

#2 today

jicaji, How did your air fryer shopping go? We have a Power XL. First time I tried the rotisserie for a whole chicken I got too large of a chicken than recommended. I tried anyway. lol


I slept in today. We went away again yesterday then returned last evening. Heat returns here today too. 90 today and tomorrow. I've gotten behind on my outside work and veg gardens because of not being here/us going away at times so I have no choice to go outside to get things done. Definitely will use sunscreen and water to drink.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 25, 2022, 03:31:24 PM
Paulie...We wound up buying a Ninja 8 qt 6 in1 air fryer.  Probably more than we need, but we wanted a two drawer with independent temp. controls.  After going to Target and Kohl's, we ordered through good old Amazon.....go figure.  Free shipping and return, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 26, 2022, 06:25:40 AM
I love my air fryer  I dont have the ninja thats my goal for next one  . I have the one ith basket I want the 2 shelf one
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 26, 2022, 08:52:06 AM
#1 for sure for me....
.
LB....So many of my friends love theirs....I don't know if I'll be a fan....Got it really just to get rid of frying meats, ff, etc  in oil.  It bothers my husband when he eats regular fried chicken, burgers, chops,  etc.  So....we'll see.  I have to learn how to use it first.  I like the idea of the two temp. controls which can be used simultaneously. 

VERY warm day today.  Going to the 90's I'm told.

Have a good day.....and a great week with good interview news.... :)

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 26, 2022, 09:34:13 AM
Good Morning jicaji and LB  :)

jicaji, Two drawer air fryer with independent temp settings sounds great. Same here with 90s again today. Beats ice and freezing temps to me.  ;D

LB, I second the good news with interviews this week.

#1

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 26, 2022, 11:36:16 AM
Paulie....as long as I have the A/C on in the house, I'll take the warmer temps as well.  Better than ice and freezing tems. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 26, 2022, 07:16:31 PM
jicaji, Definitely yes to A/C!! A whopper of a storm rolled through my area earlier. Got 2 inches rain. Another storm in forecast tonight and supposed to bring the temp down a bit to 80 tomorrow and Tuesday. I'll do more outside work then. Way too hot and sunny today.

I hope you're relaxing this evening.  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 27, 2022, 06:08:02 AM
Good Morning 

Jacaji, I think you will love it.  It's quick.   No heat from oven in summer.   I should use it more but keep forgetting  lol Aweome home made french fries though!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on June 27, 2022, 06:50:26 PM
#1...Guess it depends on where one lives....Loved summer on Long Island....New England not so much.

LB..Air fryer delivered today.  Will try it tomorrow night.  I think it's more than I need actully.  We'll see.

Hi Paulie

Dentist Thursday.  My back molar, one with a gold filling I got a thousand years ago, cracked a piece off the tooth.  Ugh Ugh Ugh.  I'm sure a root canal and crown is in my future.

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 28, 2022, 05:43:25 AM
Good Morning 1/2 day today interview too.   I hope I do well  I folowed up on one company and they are still interviewing I will follow up on th eoters after todays interview I wanted to get through this one befor I check the others. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 28, 2022, 09:29:41 AM
#1...Guess it depends on where one lives....Loved summer on Long Island....New England not so much.

LB..Air fryer delivered today.  Will try it tomorrow night.  I think it's more than I need actully.  We'll see.

Hi Paulie

Dentist Thursday.  My back molar, one with a gold filling I got a thousand years ago, cracked a piece off the tooth.  Ugh Ugh Ugh.  I'm sure a root canal and crown is in my future.

SED
jicaji, Hi back at ya. Fast delivery on your air fryer. What are you cooking in it today?

Darn to your back molar. I'm not going to repeat your saying, "Always ........." That cycle has to be broken.  ;)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on June 28, 2022, 09:32:49 AM
Good Morning 1/2 day today interview too.   I hope I do well  I folowed up on one company and they are still interviewing I will follow up on th eoters after todays interview I wanted to get through this one befor I check the others.
LB, You're going to be great with today's interview the same as you did with others. I have no doubt. I still think you might get more than one job offer. I wish you the best.

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Post by: paulie on June 28, 2022, 09:34:35 AM
Beautiful weather here today. Sunny, temp dropped to 80, breezy and dew point dropped to the 50s! Awesome.

Unfortunately lantern flies have arrived and are on and in our grape arbor. It's large and wide and you can walk under it. It's full of leaves and grape clusters. So much so I don't know if we can treat the entire arbor it's high and wide. Darned lantern flies!!

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Post by: jicaji on June 28, 2022, 10:08:24 AM
BEAUTIFUL weather here today as well.

Paulie....my grandmother had a grape arbor when I was very young.  Loved it.  We had a hammock under it and I remember taking my naps there with "our" dog Duke always by my hammock.  My grandmother made delicious grape jam and grandfather made wine and the grapes were soooo good.  Ahh, the memories.  If only we could turn back time if just for a day ;)

Air fryer....Eh......I threw out an egg I tried to make in it.  I guess I'll have to just keep trying a couple of days for different things BEFORE I SEND IT BACK....

LB....The Best of Luck with your interview today and previous ones.....Good news is coming I know.
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Post by: camperstig on June 28, 2022, 11:38:21 AM
bounce

Wow... my stool is soooo dusty! I read every day.  ;)

We have one grape plant that hides the structure that guides the downspout from the garage over the sidewalk into our garden. The grapes are sour/sweet. My Mom used to make jam from them.
I solved two problems this year. We removed our Linden tree, which removed most of the Japanese Beetle problem. And I placed a leftover piece of siding between the garage siding and the sidewalk, to hide the garage foundation blocks from the flock of sparrows that liked to sit in the grape and then fly down to peck at the cement to get little stones for their gullets. We had to replace several blocks a couple years ago!

TTFN
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 28, 2022, 03:53:47 PM
 :'(
Good Morning 1/2 day today interview too.   I hope I do well  I folowed up on one company and they are still interviewing I will follow up on th eoters after todays interview I wanted to get through this one befor I check the others.
LB, You're going to be great with today's interview the same as you did with others. I have no doubt. I still think you might get more than one job offer. I wish you the best.

#s 2 and 3

I hope you are right todays interview didnt go well as I thought it would but you never know.  They wont know anything until after next week  being its july 4 and some are off that week.  I have another interview Friday I was wrking with a recruiter.  THis one is 10 minutes frm me.  so hopefully.  I am so tired of interviews and tryng to get the day off or half day or doing during lunch etc.  something needs to come up soon. It may not be until aft the week of july 4 being a holiday week. my company is off Monday ad Tueday so short week for me . I'll keep ypu posted
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 29, 2022, 06:10:24 AM
Good orning Jacaji did you use the air fryer???
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Post by: jicaji on June 29, 2022, 07:38:36 AM
#1 and 2

LB....Yes I did....Last night I made sweet potato fries in it and they came out great.  Even better than fried.  Tonight I'm going to try chicken drum sticks .  They were cheap and I figured if I screw up, no biggy, I can just throw them out and not feel too bad about it.

Ya know, you'd be surprised about interviews.  Sometimes when you think it didn't go well, it's just the opposite.  Believe me, I've gone on PLENTY of interviews in my time.  AND, once, believe it or not, they called me to tell me I got the job and I turned them down. They called back TWICE, offering me more money.  I told them I'm not trying to hold them up for more money, I just didn't think I was a good fit.  But, in the end I did accept and stayed for 10+ years LOL.   So, ya never know LOL.  Keep the faith.

Have a good day.  Today is "spa" day for Rizzo.  Getting his hair and nails done....He hates getting his nails cut.  I think before we rescued him he must have had many bad experiences, including his nails.  He also gets nervous getting picked up and held.  I think since he's so little he may have been dropped by kids maybe? 

BTW, I dread tomorrow's dentist appointment.  I know it's going to be very expensive.  I bet I need a root canal and crown.

Well, have a good day.  Beautiful here today again. 

PS.Update....The chicken drum sticks came out GREAT...

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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on June 30, 2022, 06:39:55 AM
Good luck on the dentist appointment. glad you loved the chicken!!!! A really good friend of mine just lost her husband with a battle of cancer. He woud have been 52 tomorrow.   She is one of thee gals I met through the eagles, we made th memory books of the eagles we lost    I feel so bad. It has been a rough week , I cried every time she had an update, I hate seeing her in so much pain
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Post by: jicaji on June 30, 2022, 09:31:47 AM
# 3


LB, so sorry for your friend's loss.  The older I get, the more I realize how devastating the loss and pain of a loved one is.  Sad.

PS Update....Dentist was a breeze.  He just took out my very old gold filling, fixed a small cavity under it, and built up the tooth.  He said if it doesn't work, then on to Plan B.  Works for me LOL.



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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 01, 2022, 06:04:37 AM
Good Morning 

Glad dentist wasnt so bad.   well I idnt get the Brystal Myers scibb job , THey said they really liked me but it was very competitve and took someone else  :(   I look at it this way the commute wasnt so wonderful  still have 3 more to hear from and an interview today but its just the screening with HR
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Post by: jicaji on July 01, 2022, 07:52:10 AM
#3

LBSorry about Bristol Myers Squibb....better job awaits....better pay and shorter commute :)

Tonight....Air Fryer pork chops.  Fingers crossed.  Seems like whenever I make pork chops, they come out a bit tough.  We'll see....

Hi Paulie

Have a good holiday weekend

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Post by: paulie on July 01, 2022, 09:42:14 PM
Hi  :)

LB, Sorry to hear about your friend and the Bristol Myers Squibb job. You've got a lot of pokers in the fire, as the saying goes, and one of them is going to pay off.

jicaji
, Sounds like you've mastered the air fryer. Sounds delicious! Good news about your dental appointment too! Double wins.

Tig, There's always yard work to do for sure. Your stool was dusty but glad you brushed dust off.


Update on lantern flies. They're worse. Today when I reached up to cut down a long grape fine stem growing into butterfly bush when it was falling down towards me it turned over, was full of lantern flies on the leaves and fell on me. Yuck! They landed on me. While trimming my rose bushes they are on them too .. both nymphs and adults.

My two oldest granddaughter's and I had fun together yesterday. I'll be going away for the day again tomorrow. Sunday is holiday cookout with family. I'll be back here soon.

Wishing you each a pleasant weekend. Take care.


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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 02, 2022, 07:14:45 AM
Good Morning Have fun Paulie  Jacaji enjoy the air fryer I need to use it more for sure  I didnt get the IFF job either. 2 more to hear from and 2 more potential interviews .  I also applied to a couple more jobs one being another competitor.  They are always higher so I wonder about that.  Why the hi turn around   I looked them up and I dont think the salary is better than what I am making but the review may be old.  We'll see if they call  Now here goes the self esteem with al the turn downs. I just wish something good happens to me.  finger crossed
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Post by: jicaji on July 02, 2022, 08:21:16 AM
#2 for sure.  When I was a young child, it was my Nana's voice...Now it's my BFF of 60+ years.  When I hear her voice on the phone, I automatically feel better.

LB...Sorry about IFF....Just wasn't for you.  Something better is right around the corner.  I KNOW.  I also know how it feels to be turned down from an interview.  BUT, keep in mind,  it's their loss and hold your head high.  When we moved from Long Island to here, I went on a whole bunch of interviews...Some never even bothered to call me back to let me know they didn't want me...Then, my first couple of years here I actually went through and left 5 jobs in the first year and a half until I found the job I liked and stayed for 10+ years until I retired.   Oh well....  ONWARD to better things for you.  Keep the faith.

Paulie....Have fun this weekend. 

BTW, I followed a recipe for doughnuts in the Air Fryer.  I neglected to read the part of the recipe that said use FLAKED buttermilk biscuits.  Big mistake, I bought the regular and they came out like frisbees.  BUT, I ate a couple anyway....cinnamon and sugar sprinkled over them can even make frisbees taste good LOL.  Breaded chicken cutlets tonight....We'll see....

Have a good one.














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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 03, 2022, 06:48:26 AM
Good Morning.  Another muggy day they said not as muggy but so far it is!! :(  Hope  everyone is enjoying their weekend
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 04, 2022, 08:38:50 AM
Happy 4th of July
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 04, 2022, 08:40:20 AM
Hope everyone has a great day. My company gave us off tomorrow too!!
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Post by: jicaji on July 04, 2022, 11:48:28 AM
#3

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 05, 2022, 06:50:59 AM
Good Morning back to the office tomorrow. yuch
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Post by: paulie on July 05, 2022, 09:06:01 AM
Good Morning  :)

LB, Enjoy your day off today! Very nice of your company. Don't think about tomorrow .. enjoy today.  :) Darn about IFF. Good news for you will still be coming.

#2

jicaji, Sounds like you're enjoying your air fryer. Your donuts sound delicious! So does your breaded chicken cutlets.
What's for your dinner today? Oh! And dessert.  ;D


Thank you to you both for the fun wishes for this past weekend. It was fun and long. I'm tired today. lol

Wishing you both a pleasant day.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 06, 2022, 06:09:05 PM
Good Evening.  Has anyone ever gone to sleep at 6:30-7:00 .  am so exhausted I can I am only staying up to let Copper out.  :(
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Post by: Puff on July 06, 2022, 07:11:34 PM
tsk  Thanks for the verification - No knees for me but Ton could.  I think he thought I just stepped aside so he would do it. 

I did forget to mention another must - something to grab!  Be it a grab bar, a chair, a railing - you have to have something.  Is everyone listening?  If you have even one stair there has to be a railing/bar.  People like me will profusely thank you.

P
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Post by: paulie on July 07, 2022, 12:03:57 PM
Good Evening.  Has anyone ever gone to sleep at 6:30-7:00 .  am so exhausted I can I am only staying up to let Copper out.  :(
Hi LB, I hope you slept good. Interesting about your going to sleep so early and feeling tired. This whole week so far I've been extra tired even getting in a nap during the day and sleeping late in the morning. Today I woke up at 10am! I don't ever do that! And my youngest granddaughter 7 yr who doesn't ever nap anymore took a nap at her day camp the other day. Seems like there's a lot of tiredness going around.

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Post by: paulie on July 07, 2022, 12:04:48 PM
Hi Puff  Hi jicaji
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 07, 2022, 05:05:14 PM
Hi   Ok didnt get any of the jobs.   I need to follow up with th last one and theis is the one I thought I interviewed horribly. Why cant I do something right....  I guess I will keep searching there is nothing availble as of now I will look more in detil next week I guess. Paulie I think I am mentally exhasted.  I wish copper would let me sleep in a little during the weekend 

OK I found a new how to binge wat. Grace and Frankie, funny a little inappropritae but it's really funny a lot of people have been telling me to watch for yers and I finally cved in. I am glas I did. gives me quite a few chuckles that I for sure need.
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Post by: Puff on July 07, 2022, 05:24:13 PM
Sorry LB A whole lot of us were pulling for you.

Hi paulie

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Post by: jicaji on July 07, 2022, 07:38:09 PM
ALL OF THEM.....1,2,3

LBI know you're feeling defeated, but as I've told you, better jobs are waiting for you.  Patience.

OK, so the chicken breast in the Air Fryer wasn't great, BUT I redeemed myself today and bought the right ingredients for the doughnuts and they came out great.  Of course, now I have a stomach ache after eating 2 1/2

Emily in Paris is a good series on Netflix.

Paulie I wish I could sleep straight through until 10am. I am up and down all night.  Thank goodness I'm retired now and don't have to get up with the alarm at 6:30a.

SED
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Post by: paulie on July 08, 2022, 08:03:31 AM
Good Morning,

LB, We understand your feeling down. The jobs you interviewed for weren't meant for you. There's still one out there waiting for you!!
I agree with what jicaji and Puff said. Have patience. Easier said than done I know .. but your determination will pay off.
And we are all still pulling for you. It will happen!

I agree you're emotionally tired. I'm glad you found a good show to watch and it makes you laugh too. Good!

jicaji, Your determination with the donuts paid off! Good! They sound delicious.

Hi Puff
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 08, 2022, 05:24:53 PM
Hi well guess what!! I went to see the orthopedic hoping to do a shot nope I was given the name of the surgeon and was told to make an appointment for a consultation.  sigh. I might as well  now. So do  I do or not to do .  He said these knee replacements last like 50 years now  I am strong and should be able to handle the recovery if I am willing to do physical therapy. I LOVE PT.  I do  I really do LOL  snce I have no work at my job (referring taking 1/2 my work away and not giving me more) it's good as time as now and especially since I met most of my deductibles ets.  But do I hold off on looking for job?? I really need a job with more money and will I had more debt with surgery.  I do have 100% disability he said i will be only out 3 weeks or however long I am able to get in or out of the car. I would have my left knee done first since that is worse The right knee did get worse. (But doesnt feel as bad)  I just give up. I figure though I can get through the knee surgery just fine especialy after going through the achielles surgery where I couldnt walk. knee surgery they make you walk right away
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Post by: jicaji on July 08, 2022, 08:31:31 PM
#2

LB....Big decision re: the replacement surgery.  Have you called your ins. company to see how much they will cover?  100 % disability
sounds good. 

It's my left knee as well but my right knee is getting painful too.  I had the two get shots and then the Ortho Dr said that's it....next step for me would be surgery.

Hi Paulie

SED


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Post by: paulie on July 09, 2022, 10:05:56 AM
Good Morning,

LB, Wow. Difficult decision about looking for new job vs knee replacement. You've made valid points about having met most of your deductibles. I agree with jicaji about checking with your insurance co. Maybe not having been hired after interviews is an indication? Everything happens for a reason?
Important to know is when would your new health insurance coverage begin with a new employer? What would be covered? With a new insurance would knee replacement be considered pre-existing vs your current long standing one?

jicaji, Hi back to you.


My 7 yr old granddaughter is coming here today for a sleepover. Fireworks tonight from nearby park and can be seen from my rear upper deck. We're going to do some crafts today too.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 09, 2022, 12:51:31 PM
I am late today  for no reason   lol 
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Post by: jicaji on July 09, 2022, 05:25:09 PM
#2

LB  Better late than never LOL. 

Hope you're having a good day

Paulie, I know you're enjoying your day with your granddaughter.  FUN


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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 10, 2022, 08:02:56 AM
Good Morning
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Post by: jicaji on July 10, 2022, 10:22:12 AM
#3 ABSOLUTELY....if you want it, work for it....don't wait for the government to hand it to you.

Today is my middle granddaughter's 19th birthday.  OMG....19.....Seems like yesterday we were with my daughter and SIL when she was delivered.  Such a wonderful day.  Birthday cake later today and meeting her boyfriend, who she met at their college meet and greet end of last year.  Cake is going to be Italian rainbow cookie cake.  Yummmm

Have a great week everyone.

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Post by: paulie on July 10, 2022, 09:53:35 PM
jicaji, A fun day for you today at your granddaughter's 19th birthday. I agree they grow so fast. Our children did and now grandchildren!
Italian rainbow cake sounds delicious. I haven't heard of that before. Explain please. It sounds good!

Hi LB, Are you in office this week or working from home? Best wishes in the decisions you have.

Yes jicaji it was a fun sleepover weekend with my youngest 7 yr old granddaughter. I cared for her daily her first 2 1/2 years. I cared for my oldest granddaughter a full 4 years. She's 15 now. I'm very close with them both. When Grace left with her parents today she cried because she didn't want to leave. Bless her heart. I promised another one soon. It was fun and busy. I'm exhausted and missing her already.  :)

LB and jicaji, I thought of you both this morning because my left knee was swollen and hurt a lot I limped. After I took my morning Naprosyn I waited a bit then took 2 extra strength Tylenol and rubbed Voltaren Gel on knee. Lots of walking yesterday at park Fun Fest with Grace and other activities. My rheumatologist has told me for years to make an appointment when swollen with fluid behind the knee to have it drained. I haven't before and I'm not now either. I deal with it until it goes away. I'm not ready to hear what alternatives he suggests yet either. Yep I'm stubborn. 

I hope you both have a restful night and me too.
Take care.
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 11, 2022, 05:59:34 PM
Happy Birthdy to your grand daughter Jacaji
I am home this week Paulie. I totally forgot to post this mornig. 
I cancelled the interview I have on WEdnesday since surgery is up in the air.  Plus it's not  company I was thrilled about so why waste time.   

I started researching info on the knee replacemnt the surgeon recommended to me does  surgeory  where you can go home same day!!! I want that!!!!!!  I went home after my achielles.  which I didnt like how that was handled.  But not sure if I would be.  I woud need to qualify.  I am de finsitly going to ask about that. Not sure what to do  lot of my friends on FB sys go for it. I am still young and strong so recovery may be esier.  I am tired od walking like a duck   I want to go hiking I want to enjoy nature... 
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Post by: paulie on July 11, 2022, 09:25:36 PM
Hi LB, No probelm about forgetting to post this morning. You've got a lot on your mind for sure.
Good. I'm glad that you're working from home this week.
Okay to you cancelling interview this week because you have a big decision to make. Your current employer and medical insurance coverage are maybe better for you. Check it out.
You can possibly go home the same day after knee replacement?! What about recovery and PT? Also do you have stairs or are you on the first floor? First floor I think because you mentioned neighbors above you in the past. That's a good thing not having stairs. You'd get a dog walker for Cooper I'm thinking.
Very true about you being young and strong for recovery. That's a plus.
Keep doing your research and asking your doctor questions.
You've got a good attitude and outlook wanting to get out to enjoy nature.
That reminded me of your squirrels and Raggedy Ann!  :)

#s 2 and 3
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 12, 2022, 06:07:57 AM
If I was ab le to go home for my achielles I would think I can handle kneww. I hope.   first floor PT comes to my home first 10 days  regardless if I stay over night or come home I was hnkoping to save money with no dog walker I can get one of those poop scoops so I dont have to bend down. I do have a back area off o f my porch where copper can go to bathroom.  I will be walking maybe pt will show how I can walkk with copper so he can walk a little bit at first.   They do want you to walk right away of course just a little at first  I'll learn more during my consult 8/18. I am at my deducytable so surgery wont be so much where new ompany I would probaby have alot since new insurance . Plus I have disabilty at 100%
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Post by: jicaji on July 12, 2022, 08:55:39 AM
3

LB.  My ortho told  me I "should" be able to go home after the surgery and do limited walking at first.  I have stairs going to basement and up to second floor and he said "should" be no problem.  PT also for a "few" months   Sounds like for you it would be wiser to get the surgery done before going to a different job.... money wise.

Good morning Paulie


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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 12, 2022, 05:16:41 PM
Shoot I just relaized I did the sme post as yesterday!!! LOL I sure hope I would be able to go home sme day. It may be rough but at least comfort of my own home. 
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 13, 2022, 05:49:47 AM
Good Morning
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Post by: jicaji on July 13, 2022, 08:45:41 PM
2

Busy day today.

Tomorrow, hair salon :)

Paulie....The b'day cake was a big italian rainbow cookie cake.  Like the little italian rainbow cookies, only a cake.

SED
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 14, 2022, 06:03:42 AM
Good Morning
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Post by: paulie on July 14, 2022, 09:09:21 PM
If I was ab le to go home for my achielles I would think I can handle kneww. I hope.   first floor PT comes to my home first 10 days  regardless if I stay over night or come home I was hnkoping to save money with no dog walker I can get one of those poop scoops so I dont have to bend down. I do have a back area off o f my porch where copper can go to bathroom.  I will be walking maybe pt will show how I can walkk with copper so he can walk a little bit at first.   They do want you to walk right away of course just a little at first  I'll learn more during my consult 8/18. I am at my deducytable so surgery wont be so much where new ompany I would probaby have alot since new insurance . Plus I have disabilty at 100%
LB, I think it sounds like having a consult and possible scheduling for your knee surgery is good timing now with your current employer from what you've said. Good about first floor and PT regardless if you stay overnight or go home the same day. Nice about walking Copper  off your porch. So you don't have to bend there's tall poop scoopers with a handle to scoop up and bag so that way you won't have to bend.

From today's 7/14 quotes .. #1. Easier said than done.
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Post by: paulie on July 14, 2022, 09:11:54 PM
2

Busy day today.

Tomorrow, hair salon :)

Paulie....The b'day cake was a big italian rainbow cookie cake.  Like the little italian rainbow cookies, only a cake.

SED
jicaji, The cake sounds pretty and delicious. I bet you feel better after your hair appointment.
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Post by: paulie on July 14, 2022, 09:23:38 PM
I was MIA for two days because my two oldest granddaughters, 15 and and 13 next month came for a sleepover. We had fun and lots of giggling and laughs.

I miss the days when they were younger and enjoyed playing on the floor with toys. Now it's being on phones, tik tok and teenage things. We tried doing a dance together for tik tok. That was interesting. Lots of laughter. I kept messing up at one part of it!

A couple months ago my oldest granddaughter 15 and I did a tik tok (that I didn't realize she was going to post) and she got over a thousand likes. Oh my!

Like I said before .. I miss the days when they were younger ... and me too!!
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 15, 2022, 06:06:27 AM
GM, I wanna see the tik tok!!!! LOL
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Post by: paulie on July 15, 2022, 09:34:47 AM
Good Morning

Hey LB, TGIF for you!! Tik Tok LOL

Hi jicaji

Beautiful warm sunny day here today. Need rain though.

Tomorrow me, my husband, our oldest daughter and her boyfriend are driving to western PA for what's called the Annual 100 Mile Yard Sale. Once we arrive in the western counties driving through all pretty small towns the yard sales begin. There's lots of them!! We've gone before. We'll continue along the way stopping finally where we have a cabin in the mountain to rest then go to the surrounding towns there. Lots of 'stuff' and delicious food at churches and local fire department. Yum!  ;D

My husband and I say ..... Road Trip! And we're getting out of Dodge for a while.  :)
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Post by: jicaji on July 15, 2022, 09:59:46 AM
1

Paulie...have a great trip.  I miss the "littles" too.  I want to see the Tik Tok  too....

LB...Have a great weekend.









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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 16, 2022, 06:41:43 AM
Paulie have a good trip sounds like fun
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 17, 2022, 06:50:21 AM
good morning
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Post by: jicaji on July 17, 2022, 09:32:59 AM
1 and 3

Good morning Paulie and LB

LB....Have a good week and hope you get some good news.

Paulie....safe travels




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Post by: paulie on July 17, 2022, 02:57:05 PM
Hi jicaji and LB   :)

Thank you both for the have fun wishes. We did have a very pleasant time.

Today laundry and some weeding in veggie gardens. Geez it's humid outside with high dew points too. This week there's to be five straight days in the 90s.

All 3 quotes today.

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Post by: paulie on July 17, 2022, 04:49:34 PM
Happy Birthday jicaji!
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 17, 2022, 07:26:04 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACAJI
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Post by: jicaji on July 18, 2022, 09:02:13 AM
2

LB, Paulie

Thanks for the birthday greetings guys.  I appreciate it.

It was a very nice day.

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Post by: paulie on July 18, 2022, 10:54:01 AM
Good Morning  :)

jicaji, You're welcome. I'm glad you had a nice day.

LB, Hoping you have a good day.


Whew! Yesterday after working outside I was drenched with sweat so went straight into shower.  Heavy rain and storms passed through here last night. Needed the rain. More possible storms today. Dewpoint 73. Tropical starts at 70. Definitely feels tropical. lol Better than ice and freezing temps for me.
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Post by: jicaji on July 18, 2022, 03:43:00 PM
Paulie.....We got the rain and thunderstorms today.  On and off all day.

Glad for the rain as it's so dry and there was an announcement that we need to stop watering grass, etc.

Well, going to try breaded haddock in the Air Fryer tonight. 
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Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 18, 2022, 05:29:47 PM
Hello tto hot going to be in 90's next 7 days, I wanna cry
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Post by: jicaji on July 18, 2022, 05:43:15 PM
 1 and 2 LOL

LB....Do you have any a/c in your apt.?
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 18, 2022, 07:49:23 PM
Jacaji, Yes I have central air. But it still gets muggy in here especially bedroom. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 19, 2022, 05:56:14 PM
It's brital going into a 7 day heatwave today  >:(
I had a phone interview today which now is turning into a teams (video ) interview Tuesday.  I wasn thoin gto apply since deciding on surgery but sid lets tke a chance.  This one is in my town and th esalrty I want.  if I get job I will wait a bit for surgery but still going to do consult.  If I dont  get job will do surgery.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 19, 2022, 10:03:49 PM
LB, Agreed to heatwave. There's been a lot out west and central US for too long now and now has moved east. I know you're ready for Autumn.
Wow about the upcoming interview and it's in your town! Good that you're keeping consult appointment. Your choices of whether you get job and surgery or not sounds good. You'll make the right decision.

jicaji, How did the breaded haddock in air fryer turn out?
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 20, 2022, 10:30:50 AM
Good Morning  :)

Another hot day today continuing to next week.

LB and jicaji, the weather map on national news shows your states in the same heat wave.

One and maybe two granddaughters are coming here today for a sleepover then a one day drive tomorrow getting away for a bit.

Take care and stay cool!!

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on July 20, 2022, 10:57:25 AM
1 from yesterday.

Paulie, the Haddock came out good and last night strip stead came out good as well.  I'm getting there.  It's alot of trial and error.
Have fun with the granddaughters.

LB...Big decisions.  As Paulie said, I'm sure you'll make the best decision for yourself.

Hot Hot Hot...♪We're 'havin a heat wave.♪
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 20, 2022, 06:35:57 PM
Hi my next decision is now if I should go see HR I already contact her to see when she will be in our building. She said If I want to see her sooner  we can do a teams meeting. This being dne with my work by 9-11 am is to much going on 5-6 months. I think I may do teams meeting next week when I m home so its more private obvious my boss was looking at my email in what I was typing because all of a sudden he put the times and days she will be available.  I want to sooo bad but so afraid I  have been crying over this all day getting myself sick. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 21, 2022, 05:56:31 PM
good evening
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on July 22, 2022, 09:36:07 AM
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LB  I'm so sorry you are going through such stressful times.  I'm praying for you all will work out OK and better times are coming.  Keep the faith. 

Hi Paulie

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 22, 2022, 04:49:30 PM
hi all
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 23, 2022, 07:35:15 AM
Good Morning
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 23, 2022, 02:17:35 PM
1 from yesterday.

Paulie, the Haddock came out good and last night strip stead came out good as well.  I'm getting there.  It's alot of trial and error.
Have fun with the granddaughters.

LB...Big decisions.  As Paulie said, I'm sure you'll make the best decision for yourself.

Hot Hot Hot...♪We're 'havin a heat wave.♪
Hi jicaji, Good about the haddock and strip steak too. Sounds delicious. I agree you're definitely getting there!

I like your heat wave song. Well the way it looks in your post but not the actual heat wave. Definitely waaaay too hot everywhere in US and Europe too. 98 here now and tomorrow is to be triple digits.

While I was cleaning hummer feeder this morning "Peaches" (my husband named her) one of the hummers was flying back n forth at front window looking for it. She flew around to the back deck feeder. lol Then reappeared at front window when I was putting out the one with fresh nectar. This is definitely tropical Hummingbird weather.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 23, 2022, 02:24:01 PM
Hi my next decision is now if I should go see HR I already contact her to see when she will be in our building. She said If I want to see her sooner  we can do a teams meeting. This being dne with my work by 9-11 am is to much going on 5-6 months. I think I may do teams meeting next week when I m home so its more private obvious my boss was looking at my email in what I was typing because all of a sudden he put the times and days she will be available.  I want to sooo bad but so afraid I  have been crying over this all day getting myself sick.
Hi LB, Did you make a decision yet? Having the meeting from your home would give you more information about making your decision and ensuring your job is there for you when time to return and you'd have privacy from home to speak. My dad used to say, "Nothing ventured .. nothing gained."

Today's #1 quote is a good one for you.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 24, 2022, 09:30:29 AM
gmorning no decision yet.  I keep goin back ad forth my BIL ays not to it can back fire.  which I know first hand. It back fired on me yeafrs ago on another job.  I dont know why I am so upset over this. I should just take advantage of all the down time but I am petrified  I have no one to talk to who understands or who can say the right thing.   I cry everyday over this I dont know what to do. Thisx week I am working fro home  but all I know the last 6 months have gone by soooooo slow.   
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 24, 2022, 10:40:36 AM
Good Morning,

LB, What do you mean about back firing? Loose your job? I think you're upset over this because you finally have an option for your knee pain relief but at the same time worried about your employment. A valid concern. It's good you have family to discuss this with. 

Hi jicaji, It's time we go to the beach.  :)

Another hot hot day. Triple digit. Yesterday the possible storm popping up happened somewhere else nearby but not here. Nice breezy evening though.

Wishing all who visit here a pleasant day. Stay cool!

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 24, 2022, 10:54:38 AM
Good Morning,

LB, What do you mean about back firing? Loose your job? I think you're upset over this because you finally have an option for your knee pain relief but at the same time worried about your employment. A valid concern. It's good you have family to discuss this with. 

Hi jicaji, It's time we go to the beach.  :)

Another hot hot day. Triple digit. Yesterday the possible storm popping up happened somewhere else nearby but not here. Nice breezy evening though.

Wishing all who visit here a pleasant day. Stay cool!

I have no one to discuss with so I let it sit fesatering inside, its not about my knee surgery ghis has been going on for 6 months, I havent even spoken to surgeon to see if/when I can have yet.   Its aboutt most of my working taking away and I have no work from atound 10 on some imes even 9 am .  And no one seems to care I am worried I am borfed that is why I am rushing to have my surgery so I dont have to sit there pretending I have work  I will be ou tnot worrying about having no work  Having th eknee surgery is a valid w reason not working. Might as well do while I have time
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 24, 2022, 04:38:34 PM
LB, Gotcha. Noone to speak to about boring job. Your consult with surgeon is August 18 I think. I hope you get good news then to make your decision.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 25, 2022, 05:56:15 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 25, 2022, 09:04:52 AM
Good Morning LB and jicaji

Got a bit of light rain here this morning and heavy rain possible this afternoon. Fingers are crossed. Much needed!

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on July 25, 2022, 07:56:31 PM
3

Hi LB...

Paulie....what I'd give for an OCEAN beach day.  I can't even say how much I miss it. 

We were supposed to get storms here this afternoon, but it missed us.

Sooo, my husband went and bought Ortho indoor plant spray for me today.  Sprayed my avocado plant dirt this afternoon....We'll see.

Oh BTW, now the squirrels are eating my tomatoes on the deck.  Just can't win.....

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 26, 2022, 05:57:31 AM
GM stgorms missed us as usual as well
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 27, 2022, 06:02:28 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 27, 2022, 01:06:11 PM
3

Hi LB...

Paulie....what I'd give for an OCEAN beach day.  I can't even say how much I miss it. 

We were supposed to get storms here this afternoon, but it missed us.

Sooo, my husband went and bought Ortho indoor plant spray for me today.  Sprayed my avocado plant dirt this afternoon....We'll see.

Oh BTW, now the squirrels are eating my tomatoes on the deck.  Just can't win.....

SED
jicaji, Me too about the ocean and beach!

Storms missed here too.

Is the Ortho indoor plant spray working yet? Or too early to tell?

Oh my gosh! Same here with squirrels eating tomatoes. I saw a beautiful large ripe tomato ready to pick this morning. It had two bites on the side I didn't see.  >:(
Squirrels are climbing all of my very tall large sunflowers too.  :(
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 27, 2022, 01:10:15 PM
GM stgorms missed us as usual as well
LB, Did you have your team meeting yet this week?

You too with no storms and rain. Same here. Rain is needed! I bet the grassy areas where you walk Copper are dry and brown. Maybe not if the complex has a sprinkler system.

#3 from today's quotes. lol Thumbs up
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 27, 2022, 08:16:36 PM
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GM stgorms missed us as usual as well
LB, Did you have your team meeting yet this week?
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I actually havr of Su[e 4th interview tomorrow with the director of supply chain tomorrow.  I was so convinced I did horrible on the interview. 4 hours later I got email that  they wanted me to have interview with the director.  So we'll see. I dont have all the requiremnts but somehow I made it this far. fingers crossed. 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 27, 2022, 08:32:06 PM
p
GM stgorms missed us as usual as well
LB, Did you have your team meeting yet this week?
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I actually havr of Su[e 4th interview tomorrow with the director of supply chain tomorrow.  I was so convinced I did horrible on the interview. 4 hours later I got email that  they wanted me to have interview with the director.  So we'll see. I dont have all the requiremnts but somehow I made it this far. fingers crossed.
Best wishes and Good Luck LB!!  :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 28, 2022, 06:13:50 AM
GM
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 28, 2022, 11:05:09 AM
Hi  :)

Got some rain overnight. Not a bunch but will take whatever the clouds want to give!

Whew! Another hot, humid with high dew point again today.

#1

Wishing all a good day.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on July 28, 2022, 01:48:00 PM
#3

So, back to my tomatoes....To add insult to injury, the squirrels who took 6 of my beautiful tomatoes which were growing well,  didn't even eat them.  They left half eaten tomatoes in my driveway.....grrrrrr
 
Paulie, yes, the Ortho worked great after only one spray.  Don't see any gnats now.  Yaaaay

LB, good luck on the rest of your interview....and Good luck going forward.

Wasn't going to put the A/C back on today, BUT then it got so humid and hot in the house I couldn't stand it and relented.

Tootles.....



Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 29, 2022, 05:57:33 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on July 29, 2022, 08:29:07 PM
jicaji, Yes grrrrr to squirrels leaving half eaten tomatoes in your driveway! Maybe they were going to come back for them? I have a chipmunk joining my squirrels with tomatoes. I had a few deer help themselves too last year but only a few tomatoes.

Awesome the Ortho spray worked after just the first spray.

I hear ya about the A/C.

LB, TGIF for you.

#2 especially in certain situations.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 30, 2022, 06:21:01 AM
GM I witnessed and heard tghe skeetches of a cat attack a squirrel yesterday  Cant get image out of my head
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on July 30, 2022, 09:14:48 PM
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LB....OMG  that's so sad.  I know what you mean about not being able to get it out of your head.  I saw a hawk catch one of the small birds at one of my feeders years ago.  I still think about it.

Well, I don't have to worry about the tomatoes anymore.....NONE left.  I'm DONE.

Enjoy Sunday

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on July 31, 2022, 07:33:44 AM
gm none left??? Did you get any?
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on July 31, 2022, 12:00:32 PM
2

LB....Not ONE tomato and they have ruined my  marigold plants in my deck planters.  Not only climbing over them, but actually eating the blooms.  Never did that before.

Needless to say, I've lost interest.

Hi Paulie

Have a good week everyone.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 01, 2022, 05:36:23 PM
Hi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 01, 2022, 08:29:18 PM
1 is for you LB.....

Have a good night and sleep well.

Hi Paulie

SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 01, 2022, 09:04:51 PM
LB, Nasty experience you had with cat and squirrel. Poor squirrel.

jicaji, Geez your squirrels have ruined your tomatoes but your marigolds too! I understand you being done with that for this year. That's sad and definitely frustrating.

Squirrels at my veg garden are still doing the same with my tomatoes. We went out of town last Saturday for the day and as we were parked along side of house where veg gardens are when we got home there was a nice big green tomato laying on the road with bites taken from it. I'm thinking maybe it being so hot for so long, little to no rain, the nuts and berries on trees and whatever else squirrels eat aren't as available so they're eating whatever they can? Maybe?

Starting tomorrow another full week of 90s with little to no rain.

Puff, If you read this how are your veg gardens doing? Are you having similar issues this year?

Anyone else who visits here having issues this year?

My two oldest granddaughters 15 and 12 have covid again. They had it last September. They have the same terrible aches, sore throats, chills etc. Myy oldest granddaughter still cannot eat eggs since since she had it the first time and meat smelled nasty to her and she was just recently beginning to enjoy eating meat again.
One of the guys doing some work for us had covid last winter and still can't eat meat. He said his wife makes dinners for them and children but he makes himself a milkshake. He said all he wants to eat is a good steak but can't handle it yet.

Well calling it a night. Long day.
SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 02, 2022, 05:43:21 PM
My niece just got covid, it's like  a head cold for her
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 03, 2022, 09:42:47 AM
Good Morning  :)

LB, Good your niece has a mild case.

#2 lol

Hi jicaji

Another full week in the 90s. Today to be 90 not higher and lower humidity and dew point so going to try getting some outside work done today.
My trail cam in the back yard took a pic last night of a cute baby fox at feeding area. Looks like a puppy. One deer standing nearby.

Wishing all a good day and stay cool!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 03, 2022, 10:09:36 AM
#2
 
Paulie, I'm sorry your granddaughtes have Covid again. Hope it's mild.  So much for immunity after having Covid AND vaccinations, I may add. ::)

We had a red fox den years ago in the "way back."   The pups look like german shepherd pups to me.  So playful. The mom was so vigilant in looking out for them. 

LB...Glad your niece at least has a mild case..

Blood test tomorrow....Ugh


Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 03, 2022, 06:32:42 PM
hi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 03, 2022, 09:06:33 PM
jicaji, Thank you about my granddaughters. Today they are beginning to feel better. Agreed to so much to immunity.
Do you mean routine bloodwork tomorrow?

Hi LB

Heat beat my butt working outside then again this evening watering everything.

Oh! There was one corn stalk growing in one of the veg gardens (wire fencing around it) I guess a squirrel planted or bird dropped loose corn I feed. It had 2 nice ears of corn that just ripened. When I was watering this evening I saw both ears of corn are gone ............

I'm calling it a night. Rest and sleep await.
SED
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 04, 2022, 05:42:47 PM
hi
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 05, 2022, 04:51:37 PM
good evening
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 05, 2022, 09:30:32 PM
LB, TGIF for you.

jicaji, Hoping all's well with you.

Tomorrow is a busy day with youngest granddaughter and sleepover. She goes non stop.

#3

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 06, 2022, 08:22:50 AM
#3

Paulie have fun today with granddaughter.  She's not the only one it seems who goes non stop....sounds like you do too LOL.

I grew corn when we were living on LI.  It was beautiful, UNTIL THE SQUIRRELS PICKED IT CLEAN.

LB hope your niece is doing OK now.

Another hot humid day.  I'm over this summeer for sure.

Have fun guys.



 
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 06, 2022, 08:44:41 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 07, 2022, 08:03:29 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 08, 2022, 06:14:07 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: Puff on August 08, 2022, 06:44:07 AM
Mornin' tsk  It looks like you're already getting a big share of the water.  It hasn't started here yet (rescued the paper from the driveway).  Looks like we'll be saving $$$ on the sprinkler system, too.  Good day to you and Tim and Lucey.

P
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 08, 2022, 08:55:16 AM
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Good morning....

Hope you have a good week LB, Paulie

Waiting for the Fall.  Can't come soon enough for me.

Paulie....Hope you had a great weekend with your granddaughter.  I'm sure you did :) :)
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 08, 2022, 11:46:14 AM
Good Afternoon  :)

jicaji, Yes my youngest granddaughter 7 and I had a fun weekend. Saturday evening I took her to the pool. It was still hot and humid but no sun beating down. She's a fish in water and she used the new tall double water slide! It was fun and we used the concession stand for food and water.

I hear ya about this long continuing high heat and humidity. I can't believe I'm saying this because I love summer but I'm looking forward to cooler temps now too.

Wow to squirrels eating all of your corn crop!

LB, What's been happening with you. I know you hate this heat. Are you still going to your consult next week for knee replacement?


My youngest granddaughter went home at 7pm last evening. I slept in today. LOL
Later today my two older granddaughters are coming and sleepover tonight.  It's a previous sleepover that was already scheduled so I don't want to cancel on them. They're 15 and 13 (in two weeks) so they pretty much entertain themselves and we enjoy hanging out together therefore an easier sleepover.

Later this week my husband and I are planning a one day getaway road trip. Much needed!  ;D

All 3 quotes are good I think.

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 09, 2022, 06:33:14 AM
GM yes next week is my appointment with surgeon the18th
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 09, 2022, 10:25:30 AM
Whew! Another hot humid day.

LB, Good about appointment. Another step forward in making your decision.

Hi jicaji

Yesterday early evening I took my two oldest granddaughters to pool. Hot and humid. They had a blast. Concession stand too for Funnel Cakes. Delicious. My husband made us all spaghetti and meatballs afterward. Needless to say we all slept good. Lol
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 09, 2022, 07:14:19 PM
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Paulie, sounds like a great day.  Love Funnel Cakes.

LB....Good luck with your surgeon consult next week.  Very interested to hear how it goes.

So, the squirrels finished off my tomato plant....Plant is now about 1/2" tall.

SED

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 10, 2022, 06:07:47 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 10, 2022, 08:51:44 AM
1   I'm right there with ya LB....

Maybe a break in the weather today and going forward? 

Hi Paulie

Have to say, I am horrified as to what's going on in our country.....




Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 10, 2022, 08:25:46 PM
Hi,

Hi jicaji, Same here with weather. A nice reprieve from heat and humidity. #3 attests to your comment.

Hi LB

A one day road trip tomorrow.  :)

#2





Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 11, 2022, 06:16:08 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 12, 2022, 06:09:25 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 12, 2022, 08:24:13 AM
Good Morning,

Yesterday's getaway was pleasant. My oldest granddaughter 15 went with me my husband. We had a nice day and returned in the evening.

Later this afternoon I leave again with my two daughters and youngest granddaughter 7 going to stay in Baltimore to visit Inner Harbor and the Aquarium. We've been there before so we know our way around and looking forward to it. We return Sunday.

Also this weekend (Saturday) my son and dil from NC will arrive here Saturday for a few days visit. A surprise visit and we're looking forward to that too. My husband will stay home to be here Saturday for them then I'll be home Sunday.

A busy weekend for sure!

Hi LB and jicaji, Cooler more pleasant weather for each of us. I wish you both a pleasant weekend.

#s 2 and 3

Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 13, 2022, 06:48:08 AM
gm have a fun weekend Paulie
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 14, 2022, 08:31:13 AM
gm
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: lindawyos little brother on August 15, 2022, 10:06:32 AM
  Morning folks!!
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: jicaji on August 15, 2022, 01:37:03 PM
3

Happy Monday everyone.

Nice to see yu "Little Brother"

Have a good rest of the week Paulie, LB and "little Brother"

Beautiful day today.
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: LBLNJ0668 on August 15, 2022, 07:17:36 PM
hi lil brother
Title: Re: Cheers
Post by: paulie on August 16, 2022, 01:01:10 PM
Hi!  :)

Thank you LB and jicaji about having a nice weekend and week.

The weekend at Inner Harbor was pleasant. Cooler weather helped. Lots of walking. My left knee is still swollen. Ugh.

I returned Sunday afternoon and enjoyed visiting with my son and dil from NC who arrived the day before. They left to return to NC this morning.

Hi little brother. That was a pleasant "Morning folks!"

LB, Your doctor appointment this Thursday is finally almost here.

jicaji, Beautiful day here today. I had a ton of laundry to do so after fluffing it lighting in clothes dryer it's hanging outside in a nice breeze. How's the air fryer cooking coming along?

Darn. I forgot to read the quotes. Be right back ........

Okay. #1 and #3 easier said than done sometimes.

Wishing everying a pleasant day. Take care.  :)