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  1. Major update. With help of PT and nurse, Einstein stood up and used a walker to take a few steps.
    26 points
  2. I have bike logs back to 1992, and today's ride put me at 100,001 of recorded miles. I rode prior to that but have no records. I must say, it's flippin' cool to have ridden that much
    20 points
  3. Made it up to Ohio yesterday, Solon area this afternoon and now back to my parents house. from what I was told.. no one in the family knows it yet, but the car is leaving one family meme we and moving to Texas to be with my family from now on out.. not like many of them will actually notice it is missing. My aunt thanked me for taking the car, and getting it away from her husband.. lol he has been caring for the valiant since the late 70’s early ‘80’s. He is happy that it is coming to someone that will care for it and loves older cars.
    18 points
  4. Sleeping very well at the moment. With an Airedale on each side of him. Life is good. Yes
    18 points
  5. I am going to vent and then a kindly moderator should delete this post. I am done today-- used up. Too many dying children, too many quarantines, too many days of trying to keep a lid on things, two many days in ER. Einstein's fever is back up--- ok fine-- what are you going to do about it? I cannot make it go down. I cannot keep people from going to parties and catching COVID. I cannot control any of it. I feel like I have compassion fatigue. Common signs include: A sense of hopelessness Decreased ability to empathize Irritability and impatience Decreased productivity and job satisfaction A reduced ability to feel pleasure Trouble sleeping An urge to isolate yourself from others Self-doubt and reduced self-esteem Signs of anxiety such as breathing difficulties, muscle tension and digestive problems I have them all and when that doctor felt compelled to tell me that one out of ten people die from Legionella, that was it for me. I felt the need to tell him that he was a pompous fool with the bedside manner of an old broom. I also added that I would actually prefer the old broom to be in the room because at least it would be useful. He probably didn't deserve all that but I feel a little better.
    18 points
  6. Einstein is home from now to Monday and then cardiologist will decide if heart is recovering as it should. He wants to mow the lawn. I told him @Wilbur advises against it.
    17 points
  7. So I was doing my usual crossword the other day and the clue for 25 across was, "college degree, 3 wds". The answer was, "Bachelor of Arts". But when I wrote it out on the puzzle page, it looked like this, "BACHELOROFARTS". Of course, the first thing my 15 year-old brain saw was, "Bachelor O' Farts".
    15 points
  8. I submitted my resume' to a company based in the PHX area. Requested a work from home position that could possibly be a work in office position once we move there. They replied in 24 hours with a possible position and online application form. I replied the next day. Got an interview request in 24 hours. We found a time that would work for all of us. Could be a decent raise if accepted that might accelerate our timetable to move. We'll see how everything goes on Tuesday...
    15 points
  9. It will be a very different one being it is primarily just the ceremony and in a local park. Covid measures still don't allow guests in the numbers needed for family and friends so this is just family. Hopefully, the ceremony and reception will be held in May. You missed your chance @AirwickWithCheese. No, I am not giving my daughter away. What century do you think this is? She will keep her name. Her grandmothers are both very pleased with that.
    15 points
  10. Even if you don't like me, it's a dog pic. By SW Forum rules, you are required to give me a like.
    14 points
  11. Recovery continues. Blanket from the sunshine committee is perfect for a nap on the porch. Yes, I did try to get him to move to the sofa or take a pillow. He was against both ideas. Lindy looks more comfy.
    14 points
  12. much improved today. Walking a lot better---- you can see his ability to motor plan has gotten better. He may get to come home on Friday if his temp stays down
    14 points
  13. I rode my 3-speed for four miles. The neighborhood street was very bumpy, which jostled my hand too much, so I dropped into first gear and went uphill to the bike path along the foothills. It felt good to be on a bike again, so I rode for a few miles, then turned downhill home again while I was still feeling good.
    13 points
  14. Heart rate down which means that it was a response to the super high temperature. His energy level is recovering but slowly. We are going to try to go to the Genesee Valley Hunt Races for a bit on Saturday to see some friends. It is his birthday.
    13 points
  15. Just moved from medical room to cardiology room. EKG just done. Walking a bit better. They think he will live so now trying to get his heart back in running order.
    13 points
  16. Let’s see. Fluid in both lower lung lobes but o2 level is excellent. Respiration is high. Temp spikes to 104.8 and down to 102.5. Blood in urine. No diagnosis yet. Culturing some things. This afternoon he is oriented to day and surroundings. He still cannot walk but with help he held a cup and used a straw. He is still in ER waiting for a bed but has been officially admitted. I am tried but calm and need a nap. As an aside. I put Paulie in the wrong crate this morning so he let himself out. Then he let Ryan out. He did not let Lindy out. Next he opened the closet door and chewed on one shoe. He did not eat the mail on the table or anything really bad. I feel lucky. Lindy is pissed.
    13 points
  17. I got home. He could not move to stand up. No ability to motor plan. Seems to have happened rapidly as he made a sandwich at lunch. I thought he might be stiff from sitting so I offered assistance. He slipped in slow motion to the floor. I called 911. No answer. Called multiple times and gave up. Then they called me back finally. I am really really pissed about that. Great local ambulance team took him. I could not go. I am very worried here at home.
    13 points
  18. Getting fitted, including potentially changing out the seat (that one is women’s specific, but she’d want a seat that’s comfy for her) stem and handlebars would be part of her overall cost. Also, it’s a compact double in front, and I want a third ring on the hills. Call me mosey… The bike is literally a wall hanging right now. I’d love to pass it over to someone who wants to ride. I’ll message you the details and more photos if you’re genuinely interested.
    12 points
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  20. Bashful "One Blue Eye Brooks" is looking for the perfect match. He's a deep thinker and will spend more time analyzing any scenario before jumping right in. He must have another dog in his forever home to show him that having fun can be FUN! Although, he's not too shy for kisses!
    12 points
  21. I was moved to tears when the Amazon lady came. I found a huge box from the sunshine committee with beautiful lotus tea. I am heating water now. There was also a blanket and soap and a tumbler with lid and metal straw and straw cleaner. And lush socks and an eye mask and lotion and probably stuff I missed. I sat right on the floor and cried because my imaginary friends are so very kind. I am deeply appreciative. Einstein and I are blessed to have you all as friends.
    12 points
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  24. For the last few years, I’d been up at 5 AM, to bed at 10:00 PM. After retirement, it’s more like up at 7:00, to bed at 9:30. We’ll, this weekend we’ve been getting up earlier to see the balloons. Today, it was @sheep_herder time…4:30 AM to watch the “dawn patrol” balloons glowing when they fire the burners. Three early mornings and I am wiped out.
    11 points
  25. My youngest brother, an amateur pilot, was sorting through my Mom’s letters and found this from WW2. Her brother was on the crew of a B-17 shot down over Germany. Letter is from the pilot to my Grandmother. Sorry if the orientation comes out messed up. My uncle survived and lived a good life as a drafter for an automotive supplier in the Detroit area. But rarely spoke of his experiences in the war.
    11 points
  26. Retiring LBS owner is clearing out the last of his inventory at this Junk Jaunt weekend. I knew he had a bunch of old Schwinns in the basement. I have been thinking of getting one for a cruiser. This one jumped out at me. It was actually refurbished by my friend who is now an engineer for Trek. He converted it to 700c wheels and had built it as a single speed. John thought it would be a better ride with a derailleur so he converted it to a 5-speed cassette on back. Killer price! Can’t wait to take it out this weekend!
    11 points
  27. Stop with the politics. Stop arguing. Plenty of crappy sites out there for that garbage, don't make this another one.
    11 points
  28. Yesterday, we took two loads in a 15 foot truck and plants and lamps in the mini-van. Today, we took 3 bedrooms of furniture and various boxes, etc in a 26 foot truck. The house they’re moving into is bigger, but there is less wall space because of a fireplace, sliding doors, and built-in shelving. Built in 1966, it still has a lot of the original mid-century features. I kind of like the sunken tub/shower in the master bathroom, but not the curtain. And they’re located on a golf course, which is so much more quiet than their previous apartment. It’s time for pizza.
    10 points
  29. Ok.. as someone asked for it..so here goes.. Been working on getting the '29 Chevy to kick over and run.. guessing there is an issue with the plugs, so I am heading out in a bit to get a spark plug blasting kit so I can revamp them and not have to buy new ones. Also I don't think the engine fired over in the last 20+ years from the previous owner.. who knows what all he tinkered with that could have caused issues.. I know for a fact he screwed up the vacuum tank that I already fixed. Once I can get it running I will feel better about taking my time and getting all the paneling removed to access the wood and start rebuilding the frame to get the few dry rotted parts out. As my garage looks from the street.. kind of funny how people stop to look when the door is open. I'm guessing it's because how much crap I have shoved in there and not the cars. For the Valiant.. We had it out again last night to a small cruise-in in downtown Grapevine. There were about 20 other cars there. Wish one of these days that I'll remember to get pictures, but it's hard to do when we get surrounded as we back in by people wanting to see the car and ask questions. Last night was one of them times.. It was awesome... as soon as I backed into the space, we were met by a kid (about 15) with autism. MAN.... did that kid have a lot of questions and also knew a lot about the car already... I LOVE taking to younger kids that are excited about vehicles. I really wish I would have gotten his name. He was so full of questions and was a really great kid.. his parents did a fine job raising him so far and he defiantly has a future in older cars if he ever gets deeper into them. Here is the Valiant from the show last Sunday, and the trophy it got. As I was getting all packed up from the show (throwing my chair and trophy in the trunk), An older gentleman approached me and told me how I should have taken overall for the show. This was his favorite car by far and said it was a shame I only got second for my division. I told him there will be many more shows I'll be going to and maybe one day I'll walk out with the bigger trophy. Personally it is not the trophies or awards I like getting, it's getting to talk to all the other vehicle nuts out there. They are good people and fun to talk shop with. I'll be taking the Valiant out to another show just around the corner next weekend. Figured every couple weeks is good enough for me, you can really only see the same cars a few times before getting burnt out. I still have to sign up still for the Nov 14 paint and pistons show before all the spaces are filled up. That one is going to be a long day.. cars show up before 8am, and then pack up and leave at 6pm.
    10 points
  30. Mrs got a new pup last weekend. He's a Toy Poodle, cute as heck, but a little nipping terror. One minute he and Maggie are at fist-to-cuffs, the next minute, Maggie cries when she thinks he's in distress, will try to break him out of his kennel, or chew up his hard to chew apple slices and set them in front of him to eat. He is yet to be named, we wanted to let his personality decide. We want to name him Teddy (bear) but our grand son's name is Theodore. The breeder called him Sunny, we've been calling him Buddy, but neither seem to fit. Something like Scamp or Rascal maybe? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    10 points
  31. Played my first game of hockey last night, first time on the ice since February 2020, right before Covid shut everything down. In spite of being active, it is obvious that I use muscle groups playing hockey that I don't use doing anything else. Walking down the hall is like "ow..., ow..., ow.."
    10 points
  32. I talk to people I meet on the bike trail. I miss my wife.
    10 points
  33. We got the steps done on the patio a couple weeks ago. We still have a couple little tweaks, but overall, I’m happy with how it turned out!
    10 points
  34. I had about ten hundred jobs to get done I completed 4, maybe 5, I'm old and lose track Anyway, my wife says, 'you got some stuff done, hope you got some rest' Gotta love that girl
    10 points
  35. Sunshine committee comes and I received this via with this international delivery across 49th parallel... I think regular mail just takes time. Thank you so much ...today's delivery coincides with some bad news today from a lawyer. Long story. It is amazing how certain events in life are timed. Yes nest -- suggestion for hope for new beginnings! A real watercolour too. A medium I could never work well with. So thank you!
    10 points
  36. He has Legionella. This is what they just decided. Has not been near cooling towers in several years. Has not been in a big hotel with shared air conditioning. Has not been a pool, hot tub or fountain. They say it is not likely our well which tested excellent even before it ran through the uv just six months ago. Having it retested tomorrow. Now waiting for cardiologist and infectious disease doc to determine treatment b
    10 points
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