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Old 07-24-2018, 04:29 AM
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STD, it took me a while to let go of "stuff" of my parents' when they died.

Thank God I lived 3500 miles away from them and that made it problematic for me to bring any more home than I could fit in one pickup truck load. But I packed that thing full-up - and my place is teensy and was already full enough. I moved piles around for...a while.

I know you know this, but drinking wouldn't solve it.

Soldier on, my friend. Git 'er done. Stressful, though.

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Old 07-24-2018, 04:31 AM
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Dang, that was so cute.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:57 AM
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It's 31C here and 39% humidity. Not too bad. I used to struggle with temperatures above 25C but then I lived somewhere for 3 years where during summer the temperatures would go up to around 38-40C (around 100F) for a period of 2-3 weeks or so. Since then I am okay with the hot weather.

But I don't care much about the weather today because I just received 3 new jigsaw puzzles in the mail today!! Woooohooo!


Support to you too PJ, I hope you get enough good sleep while being so busy!

Feel better soon STDragon!
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:04 AM
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My weather (no one else's) is hot and mostly very dry...I prefer it that way. I suppose that is logical - since I have lived here my whoooooole life
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:21 AM
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Ooooops. Just caught up... and SR says at the top of the page that I haven't posted in a while..... never seen that message before.
So hi everyone, hope life's treating you ok.
Hugs to all... especially those that need one.
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When I relapsed, 2014, I got a message from SR....and email which helped save my life. I literally got a message that said that....you haven't posted in a while. And when I opened up SR, it was at the top of the page.

I dunno....programming heroes? It was pretty magical.

Lovely to see you petals.

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Old 07-24-2018, 07:35 AM
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The heat and humidity here has been worse. So I win. Ha.....fantastic. Not.

Dragon....sending so much love.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:46 AM
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It’s actually been rainy and cool where I am for the last week.

I hope it’s sunnier and warmer when I go to the shore in a couple of weeks!
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:01 AM
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Greetings, all. I have missed you.

I can finally see out of my right eye again so typing is much easier. The lesion under my eye is healing but still looks dreadful - I would probably scare young children and other innocents on the street.

Dragon, I hope that you are feeling better. It is hard to see my happy friend sad. Love to you, my friend.

Dragon, when my Mom died, it took ages to go through my Mom’s things/make decisions on what to keep,/what to donate, and then how to sort and divide among her children and grandchildren. It was a hard process as so many decisions were made based on sentiments and memories, rather than value. My Mom’s final years were horrendous; her days and nights were filled with terrifying and dark altered realities and hallucinations - symptoms and manifestations of the Lewy Body Dementia. Right before her dramatic decline, she offered me one of her jackets to wear as the temps had dropped during our visit. It was only a short scoot to my car but she didn’t want me ‘to catch cold’. It was the last nice thing that my Mom did for me; I simply couldn’t give that jacket away (and it is in no way something that I would buy) because of my Mom’s ‘care’ that day. Every time I open the hall closet and see that dreadfully ugly jacket my heart warms with love and helps to banish some of the horrendous memories of those final years. (Beware, you may end up with something odd or ugly hanging around ).

It is going to take me ages to catch up. Off to read back and hopefully catch a glimpse of MidnightBlue.

Love to all.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:08 AM
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I'll be at my (late) dad's apartment for the final clean out on Monday. I will have my car with me this time, so I'm planning on bringing a few things home. Thankfully, there isn't much there I want/need, but there are some sentimental things I'll have to keep. One is an ugly pot that my late uncle, who was a potter, made for him a long long time ago. It's personalized. This thing is not something I will display, but I cannot, will not, get rid of it. It was in our house when I was tiny. So I get it about ending up with ugly things.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:03 AM
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I get it, MLD

So nice to see you.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:14 AM
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I am glad you are healing Leigh. At least bruising around the eye tends to heal fairly quickly. As a former drunk I know that.

My car passed its inspection test woot! Off to collect it in a minute.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:30 AM
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Leigh, what happened to your eye? I must have missed that post!

I’m glad it’s healing!
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:06 AM
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yes, I missed the post about your eye also Leigh, where you practicing for Pirate day and than got carried away? Very glad you are feeling better though!

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Old 07-24-2018, 10:11 AM
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I'm guessing it was a slow news day in Islington.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:56 PM
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Leigh, what happened to your eye? I must have missed that post!

Iím glad itís healing!
I had a lesion removed from directly below my eyelid in 2015. All seemed well for a while but it recently returned with a vengeance. It and four other lesions (thought to be early basal cell) were removed by cyrosurgery last week, along with one on my chest which was very close to the basal cell which was excised in August, 2016. If this doesnít work, the one on my chest will be removed via excisional and I will be given some sort of chemo cream (fluridicil sp.?) to be used on my entire face.

My entire eye area swelled in response to the treatment below my eye and the treated area had several large blisters arise (and rise they did).
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Ugh! I’m sorry, Leigh! That sounds both serious and horrible! I hope everything just cooperates and settles down properly now.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:20 PM
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Thanks, Gilmer. So do I
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:03 PM
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by venuscat View Post
The heat and humidity here has been worse. So I win. Ha.....fantastic. Not.

Dragon....sending so much love.
It could have been worse, a few days ago in a place called Ouargla, Algeria the temperature hit 51.3 C or 124.3F
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
STD, it took me a while to let go of "stuff" of my parents' when they died.

Thank God I lived 3500 miles away from them and that made it problematic for me to bring any more home than I could fit in one pickup truck load. But I packed that thing full-up - and my place is teensy and was already full enough. I moved piles around for...a while.

I know you know this, but drinking wouldn't solve it.

Soldier on, my friend. Git 'er done. Stressful, though.

Aww Bim, I love you. Thanks for that! made me smile all over again.
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