• Birthdays

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Thu Dec 26 11:43:00 2019
    Nancy,

    ... Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. - Anonymous

    For my brothers 58th birthday the other day, the card I got him noted
    "Beer and birthday cake don't go well together".

    Then, you open the card up, and read "I guess the cake has to go". <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jan 4 19:04:18 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 26-Dec-2019 11:43 <=-

    ... Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. - Anonymous

    For my brothers 58th birthday the other day, the card I got him
    noted "Beer and birthday cake don't go well together".

    Then, you open the card up, and read "I guess the cake has to go". <G>

    And he's a beer drinker....? Cute... :)

    I'd agree for myself that beer and birthday cake don't go well together,
    but then I totally detest beer... :) For people who like them both,
    they might go fine, actually... Beer is supposed to be high in B
    vitamins, as is flour.... Beer and bread go well, I understand, both
    being made from grains and yeast.... ;)

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jan 5 21:50:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Then, you open the card up, and read "I guess the cake has to go". <G>

    And he's a beer drinker....? Cute... :)

    I'd agree for myself that beer and birthday cake don't go well together, NB>but then I totally detest beer... :) For people who like them both, NB>they might go fine, actually... Beer is supposed to be high in B NB>vitamins, as is flour.... Beer and bread go well, I understand, both NB>being made from grains and yeast.... ;)

    Beer is also a diuretic, similar to iced tea...but not as potent as
    Lasix. Yet, I don't want to risk a DUI. And, with incontinence and
    urgency (nature tends to call at the most inopportune time), I'd rather
    "drain the radiator" before I start on a long drive.

    It's true...when on a trip, when you don't have to go to the bathroom,
    there are bathrooms all over the place (gas stations, etc.). But, you
    get out in the middle of nowhere, and nature calls...and there's not
    even a tree to be found to hide behind.

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jan 11 21:26:00 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 05-Jan-2020 21:50 <=-

    Then, you open the card up, and read "I guess the cake has to go". <G>
    And he's a beer drinker....? Cute... :)
    I'd agree for myself that beer and birthday cake don't go well
    together, but then I totally detest beer... :) For people who like
    them both, they might go fine, actually... Beer is supposed to be
    high in B vitamins, as is flour.... Beer and bread go well, I
    understand, both being made from grains and yeast.... ;)

    Beer is also a diuretic, similar to iced tea...but not as potent as
    Lasix. Yet, I don't want to risk a DUI. And, with incontinence and
    urgency (nature tends to call at the most inopportune time), I'd
    rather "drain the radiator" before I start on a long drive.

    And best to take one's diuretics at home when one can stay put for a
    while in any case.... ;)

    It's true...when on a trip, when you don't have to go to the
    bathroom, there are bathrooms all over the place (gas stations, etc.). But, you get out in the middle of nowhere, and nature calls...and
    there's not even a tree to be found to hide behind.

    Just be thankful you aren't a woman... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jan 12 00:40:00 2020
    Nancy,

    And best to take one's diuretics at home when one can stay put for a NB>while in any case.... ;)

    Especially after that last bladder surgery. They gave me a massive
    dose of Lasix, and 10 pitchers of ice water. I'll give you 3 guesses
    what I was doing every 5 minutes for the next 12 hours, and the first 2
    don't count. :P

    But, you get out in the middle of nowhere, and nature calls...and there's not even a tree to be found to hide behind.

    Just be thankful you aren't a woman... ;)

    The late Richard Pryor, in one of his routines, illustrated that "the
    woman can cut the flow of urine off in a heartbeat"...such as being
    scared of a warning of a bear approaching. The man, on the other hand,
    is dribbling urine all over the place, trying to get his member back in
    his pants, looking like a fool.

    It reminds me of the joke where the mother and her young daughter are traveling on vacation, and stopping at Interstate Highway Rest Areas
    (this was LONG BEFORE you had to worry about predators, perverts, etc.
    at these places).

    Momma instructed her daughter to "look for the restroom with the
    LONGER NAME -- and it was usually "WOMEN" and "MEN".

    Well, they're traveling, and after stopping off for a picnic lunch,
    her daughter has "to go potty" before they leave. She remembers Momma's advice...but the signs note "LADIES" and "GENTLEMEN" -- guess which one
    is longer?? <BG>

    Well, the little girl innocently walks in there, and sees a little
    boy, naked as a jaybird, in front of the urinal, and asks him "What are
    you doing??", and spying his "member", asks "What have you got there??".

    The boy explains it to her, and the little girl replies "Boy!! That's
    a handy thing to have along at picnics"!! <BG>

    I would've liked to seen the look on Momma's face when she told her
    <LOL!>.

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jan 18 21:49:54 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 12-Jan-2020 00:40 <=-

    And best to take one's diuretics at home when one can stay put for a
    while in any case.... ;)

    Especially after that last bladder surgery. They gave me a massive
    dose of Lasix, and 10 pitchers of ice water. I'll give you 3 guesses
    what I was doing every 5 minutes for the next 12 hours, and the first
    2 don't count. :P

    That P looks appropriate... <G>

    But, you get out in the middle of nowhere, and nature calls...and
    there's not even a tree to be found to hide behind.
    Just be thankful you aren't a woman... ;)

    The late Richard Pryor, in one of his routines, illustrated that
    "the woman can cut the flow of urine off in a heartbeat"...such as
    being scared of a warning of a bear approaching. The man, on the other hand, is dribbling urine all over the place, trying to get his member
    back in his pants, looking like a fool.

    Nice routine... but I've known plenty of women that can't cut off the
    flow like that, even if they have done plenty of Kegel exercises... ;)

    It reminds me of the joke where the mother and her young daughter
    are traveling on vacation, and stopping at Interstate Highway Rest
    Areas (this was LONG BEFORE you had to worry about predators, perverts, etc. at these places).
    Momma instructed her daughter to "look for the restroom with the
    LONGER NAME -- and it was usually "WOMEN" and "MEN".
    Well, they're traveling, and after stopping off for a picnic lunch,
    her daughter has "to go potty" before they leave. She remembers
    Momma's advice...but the signs note "LADIES" and "GENTLEMEN" -- guess which one is longer?? <BG>
    Well, the little girl innocently walks in there, and sees a little
    boy, naked as a jaybird, in front of the urinal, and asks him "What
    are you doing??", and spying his "member", asks "What have you got there??".
    The boy explains it to her, and the little girl replies "Boy!!
    That's a handy thing to have along at picnics"!! <BG>

    I would've liked to seen the look on Momma's face when she told her
    <LOL!>.

    Maybe she was smart enough not to mention it... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jan 19 07:32:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Especially after that last bladder surgery. They gave me a massive
    dose of Lasix, and 10 pitchers of ice water. I'll give you 3 guesses what I was doing every 5 minutes for the next 12 hours, and the first
    2 don't count. :P

    That P looks appropriate... <G>

    It sure does, now that you mention it. <ROFL!>.

    Nice routine... but I've known plenty of women that can't cut off the NB>flow like that, even if they have done plenty of Kegel exercises... ;)

    I've got a deal on the BBS, describing Kegel exercises for men and
    women. The arthritis is so bad in the hips now (and throughout the
    body) that I use a cane daily...but have a walker, and a wheelchair at
    the ready. I have been doing rather well gettting around at recent
    square dances. The hard part is driving long distances...for the
    traffic, construction zones, and your foot is basically in the same
    position for a long period of time.

    I would've liked to seen the look on Momma's face when she told her
    <LOL!>.

    Maybe she was smart enough not to mention it... ;)

    Hard to say. As the late Art Linkletter's show noted, "Kids Say The
    Darndest Things". <G>

    I remember one episode, where he was interviewing this young girl, who
    said she wanted to get married and have a ton of children. He asked her
    what she wanted to be, and she replied "A nun" -- the look on his
    face was priceless!! <BG>.

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jan 25 18:39:58 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 19-Jan-2020 07:32 <=-

    Especially after that last bladder surgery. They gave me a massive
    dose of Lasix, and 10 pitchers of ice water. I'll give you 3 guesses
    what I was doing every 5 minutes for the next 12 hours, and the first
    2 don't count. :P
    That P looks appropriate... <G>

    It sure does, now that you mention it. <ROFL!>.

    They do want to flush you out well after the surgery... don't want any
    stray pathogens lurking to make trouble later....

    The arthritis is so bad in the hips now (and throughout the
    body) that I use a cane daily...but have a walker, and a wheelchair at
    the ready. I have been doing rather well gettting around at recent
    square dances.

    So are you able to actually get out there and be part of the dancing
    still, or are you going just for the company...?

    The hard part is driving long distances...for the traffic, construction zones, and your foot is basically in the same position for a long
    period of time.

    Yup, that does tend to tense things up... which only makes the pain
    worse...

    I would've liked to seen the look on Momma's face when she told her
    <LOL!>.
    Maybe she was smart enough not to mention it... ;)

    Hard to say. As the late Art Linkletter's show noted, "Kids Say The Darndest Things". <G>

    True... but occasionally kids (and adults) have the sense when to not
    say something... <G>

    I remember one episode, where he was interviewing this young girl,
    who said she wanted to get married and have a ton of children. He asked her what she wanted to be, and she replied "A nun" -- the look on his
    face was priceless!! <BG>.

    Hmmm... she apparently had missed something there... Of course, a
    teaching nun would have a ton of children herself.... and be able to go
    home afterwards and relax without them... <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jan 26 22:48:00 2020
    Nancy,

    That P looks appropriate... <G>

    It sure does, now that you mention it. <ROFL!>.

    They do want to flush you out well after the surgery... don't want any NB>stray pathogens lurking to make trouble later....

    This is true. With this coronavirus now (started in China, and has
    spread to Europe, Canada, and the US, if not elsewhere), you're afraid
    of going to a hospital or clinc, for fear you'll come down with it. Like
    many forms of cancer, the coronavirus has no symptoms in its early
    stages.

    So are you able to actually get out there and be part of the dancing NB>still, or are you going just for the company...?

    Both. I tried a line dance last night to the tune of "Hot Buttered
    Popcorn" (that sounds good by itself, with extra butter, please <G>),
    but my legs and hips were giving me too much grief. I don't do too bad
    with the square dancing, as long as I'm not standing in one spot for too
    long.

    I'm debating on going back up to Judsonia on Thursday night, for the
    clubs "Amateur Night". I did amateur calling years ago, and it's not as
    easy as it looks!! I originally was using these 4 sets of wooden dolls,
    each a different color, with 1 for the man and 1 for the woman (who says
    "men don't play with dolls??" <G>). I would move the dolls around to the various position, and write the moves down, then memorize the "figure".
    So, if the dancers tried to screw me up, it wouldn't work. <G>

    Well, at one Amateur Night years ago, I did my opening figure, then
    one each for the head couples (facing the front and back of the call),
    and the side couples (facing the side of the hall). Then, I said "Heads,
    Do A Right And Left Through, Star Through, Pass Through, Step To A Wave,
    and Swing Through". At that point, I realized "Wait a minute!! This
    isn't what you wanted"...but decided "What the heck??!! I'll try to get
    out of it!!".

    Now, I had no prior "sight calling experience", and had no "pilot
    square to key off of", so I just started pulling stuff out of the hat;
    just as regular callers do, anyway...as it's extemporaneous. After a few minutes, I finally figured out who was dancing with what, and I resolved
    it...I was amazed!! But, while I'd like to get back into it, I'm doing
    far too much right now to add anything else, square dance wise. Plus, I wouldn't be able to serve as an officer.

    Yup, that does tend to tense things up... which only makes the pain NB>worse...

    In so many areas, I don't know why they have speed limit signs...so
    many folks act like they're not there. The signs in construction zones
    note "Fines Double In Work Zones When Workers Are Present". To me, it
    should be much higher than that, along with permanent revocation of ones drivers license.

    Hard to say. As the late Art Linkletter's show noted, "Kids Say The Darndest Things". <G>

    True... but occasionally kids (and adults) have the sense when to not
    say something... <G>

    I need to practice that <blush!>.

    Hmmm... she apparently had missed something there... Of course, a NB>teaching nun would have a ton of children herself.... and be able to go NB>home afterwards and relax without them... <G>

    In that regard, yes...but I thought that being a Catholic priest or
    nun, you had to be celibate. However, I don't want to stir up a
    hornets nest by going any further on this.

    Daryl


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jan 27 10:03:00 2020



    DARYL STOUT wrote to NANCY BACKUS <=-

    So are you able to actually get out there and be part of the dancing
    still, or are you going just for the company...?
    I'm debating on going back up to Judsonia on Thursday night,
    for the clubs "Amateur Night". I did amateur calling years ago,
    and it's not as easy as it looks!! I originally was using these 4
    sets of wooden dolls, each a different color, with 1 for the man
    and 1 for the woman (who says "men don't play with dolls??" <G>).

    They're 'Action Figures'!!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Wed Jan 29 09:39:00 2020
    Barry,

    I'm debating on going back up to Judsonia on Thursday night,
    for the clubs "Amateur Night". I did amateur calling years ago,
    and it's not as easy as it looks!! I originally was using these 4
    sets of wooden dolls, each a different color, with 1 for the man
    and 1 for the woman (who says "men don't play with dolls??" <G>).

    They're 'Action Figures'!!

    But, I couldn't check to see if the lady had her pettipants on. <G>
    There's a "fun badge", in the shape of pettipants, with the word
    "OOPS!!" on it. They say "you only forget them once"...never mind when
    you twirl, you think "it seems a bit breezy in here". <G>

    ... U R Redneck if you have ever written a check for less than a dollar.

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    Next month, it was the same thing, with a SECOND NOTICE -- again, he
    threw it away.

    Then, he got a nasty note, with a threat of turning him over to a
    collection agency. So, the guy sat down, wrote a check for $0.00, and
    sent it off. He wasn't bothered again.

    Daryl


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 30 15:38:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I'm debating on going back up to Judsonia on Thursday night,
    for the clubs "Amateur Night". I did amateur calling years ago,
    and it's not as easy as it looks!! I originally was using these 4
    sets of wooden dolls, each a different color, with 1 for the man
    and 1 for the woman (who says "men don't play with dolls??" <G>).
    They're 'Action Figures'!!
    But, I couldn't check to see if the lady had her pettipants on.
    <G> There's a "fun badge", in the shape of pettipants, with the word
    "OOPS!!" on it. They say "you only forget them once"...never mind
    when you twirl, you think "it seems a bit breezy in here". <G>

    One same for the gentlemen? Things could get a little breezy with a bit
    of forgetfullness following the rest room or one of those crazy
    Twister-type calls!



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    This guy got a bill from a business for $0.00 -- he threw it
    away. Next month, it was the same thing, with a SECOND NOTICE --
    again, he threw it away.
    Then, he got a nasty note, with a threat of turning him over to
    a collection agency. So, the guy sat down, wrote a check for
    $0.00, and sent it off. He wasn't bothered again.

    That sounds typical!

    Not quite as bad and only sort of along the same lines I recently
    received a bill my annual urological exam last month. The amount due
    had a big red wide felt tip pen type oval around it. I'm immediately
    thinking "What??!! Nothing's past due!" Checked the dates, not overdue,
    plus also noticed it's a new format to their usual statements. Went in
    to pay as travelled within a couple of blocks; I 'lightly commented'
    something like "sure can see what the amount due is!" and the
    receptionist commented that wasn't being all that well-received. First
    time she received a payment with it she didn't think it was from their
    office. (So the billing is being done at another site.)


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Feb 1 19:27:38 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 26-Jan-2020 22:48 <=-

    That P looks appropriate... <G>
    It sure does, now that you mention it. <ROFL!>.
    They do want to flush you out well after the surgery... don't want
    any stray pathogens lurking to make trouble later....

    This is true. With this coronavirus now (started in China, and has
    spread to Europe, Canada, and the US, if not elsewhere), you're afraid
    of going to a hospital or clinic, for fear you'll come down with it.
    Like many forms of cancer, the coronavirus has no symptoms in its early stages.

    Actually, that's true of quite a few illnesses, both contagious and
    not... I don't really worry that much about it... not much one can do
    anyway, and no point in worrying one's self sick just from the worry... :)

    So are you able to actually get out there and be part of the dancing
    still, or are you going just for the company...?

    Both. I tried a line dance last night to the tune of "Hot Buttered Popcorn" (that sounds good by itself, with extra butter, please <G>),
    but my legs and hips were giving me too much grief. I don't do too bad with the square dancing, as long as I'm not standing in one spot for
    too long.

    I was wondering since you've been talking about needing the cane and all
    just how active you were able to be... :)

    I'm debating on going back up to Judsonia on Thursday night, for the
    clubs "Amateur Night". I did amateur calling years ago, and it's not
    as easy as it looks!! I originally was using these 4 sets of wooden
    dolls, each a different color, with 1 for the man and 1 for the woman
    (who says "men don't play with dolls??" <G>). I would move the dolls around to the various position, and write the moves down, then memorize the "figure". So, if the dancers tried to screw me up, it wouldn't
    work. <G>
    Well, at one Amateur Night years ago, I did my opening figure, then
    one each for the head couples (facing the front and back of the call),
    and the side couples (facing the side of the hall). Then, I said
    "Heads, Do A Right And Left Through, Star Through, Pass Through, Step
    To A Wave, and Swing Through". At that point, I realized "Wait a
    minute!! This isn't what you wanted"...but decided "What the heck??!!
    I'll try to get out of it!!".
    Now, I had no prior "sight calling experience", and had no "pilot
    square to key off of", so I just started pulling stuff out of the hat; just as regular callers do, anyway...as it's extemporaneous. After a
    few minutes, I finally figured out who was dancing with what, and I resolved it...I was amazed!!

    That sounds like quite the fun experience... ;)

    But, while I'd like to get back into it,
    I'm doing far too much right now to add anything else, square dance
    wise. Plus, I wouldn't be able to serve as an officer.

    Something to save to get back into later, perhaps... ;)

    Hard to say. As the late Art Linkletter's show noted, "Kids Say The
    Darndest Things". <G>
    True... but occasionally kids (and adults) have the sense when to not
    say something... <G>

    I need to practice that <blush!>.

    It can be useful at times... <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Sat Feb 1 03:22:00 2020
    Barry,

    One same for the gentlemen? Things could get a little breezy with a bit BM>of forgetfullness following the rest room or one of those crazy BM>Twister-type calls!

    Now, I have to punch extra holes in the belt, to keep the pants up.

    Then, he got a nasty note, with a threat of turning him over to
    a collection agency. So, the guy sat down, wrote a check for
    $0.00, and sent it off. He wasn't bothered again.

    That sounds typical!

    Your tax dollars at work.

    receptionist commented that wasn't being all that well-received. First BM>time she received a payment with it she didn't think it was from their BM>office. (So the billing is being done at another site.)

    Darned outsourcing.

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    I guess so. All these "sources" must come from that family.

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    Sounds like the size of the manual on "How To Completely Understand
    Women". The size of the Congressional Budget doesn't come close. :P

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Feb 2 00:36:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Actually, that's true of quite a few illnesses, both contagious and NB>not... I don't really worry that much about it... not much one can do NB>anyway, and no point in worrying one's self sick just from the worry... :)

    True...but one still has to practice good hygiene. There was a cartoon
    from the former comic strip "The Far Side", where this guy is coming out
    of the restroom. Suddenly, siren goes off, and lights flash...with the
    sign screaming "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    I was wondering since you've been talking about needing the cane and all NB>just how active you were able to be... :)

    Getting in and out of the car, as well as in and out of the dance hall
    can be tough. Plus, I use the cane to help get back up from a seated
    position (the chairs can devour you). But, when I'm moving around, I'm
    OK. Yet, with the surgery, and "local dance schedule", I won't dance
    again until our Sadie Hawkins Dance in late February.

    That sounds like quite the fun experience... ;)

    It was. A former caller (he died several years ago from colon cancer), learned to call via "a mental image". You could do whatever you wanted
    to try to screw him up with his "pilot square", and it wouldn't phase
    him. <G>

    Something to save to get back into later, perhaps... ;)

    I don't like going out at night anymore...especially in bad weather.

    True... but occasionally kids (and adults) have the sense when to not NB>> say something... <G>

    I need to practice that <blush!>.

    It can be useful at times... <G>

    Janice got me fat on salted crow and humble pie while we were married.


    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Feb 6 20:14:20 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 02-Feb-2020 00:36 <=-

    Actually, that's true of quite a few illnesses, both contagious and
    not... I don't really worry that much about it... not much one can
    do anyway, and no point in worrying one's self sick just from the
    worry... :)

    True...but one still has to practice good hygiene. There was a
    cartoon from the former comic strip "The Far Side", where this guy is coming out of the restroom. Suddenly, siren goes off, and lights flash...with the sign screaming "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    That might get someone's attention... ;)

    I was wondering since you've been talking about needing the cane and
    all just how active you were able to be... :)

    Getting in and out of the car, as well as in and out of the dance
    hall can be tough. Plus, I use the cane to help get back up from a
    seated position (the chairs can devour you). But, when I'm moving
    around, I'm OK.

    Ah, that's reassuring... :) I'm not using a cane or a walker (yet), but
    I do hang on to the stair rails and such for support to get up steps and
    down halls and such... ;)

    Yet, with the surgery, and "local dance schedule", I
    won't dance again until our Sadie Hawkins Dance in late February.

    You'll likely be raring to go by then... ;)

    Something to save to get back into later, perhaps... ;)

    I don't like going out at night anymore...especially in bad weather.

    Can't say as I blame you... it does tend to come along with getting
    older... ;) Probably a bit of the growing wiser, too... (G)

    True... but occasionally kids (and adults) have the sense when to
    not say something... <G>
    I need to practice that <blush!>.
    It can be useful at times... <G>

    Janice got me fat on salted crow and humble pie while we were
    married. <G>

    Good influence on you.... <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sat Feb 8 23:10:00 2020
    Nancy,

    coming out of the restroom. Suddenly, siren goes off, and lights flash...with the sign screaming "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    That might get someone's attention... ;)

    You would hope so. But, they've gone overboard with the sanitizer
    soap, etc. The kids nowadays don't have a chance to build up
    immunities...I remember growing up kids eating dirt from mudpies, etc.

    Ah, that's reassuring... :) I'm not using a cane or a walker (yet), but NB>I do hang on to the stair rails and such for support to get up steps and NB>down halls and such... ;)

    With the bladdder stone surgery yesterday (Feb. 7), being on that hard
    gurney and table...combined with the degenerative disk disease in my
    spinal column, and arthritis in my hips (and through the entire body for
    that matter), they got me on the table, and I felt like I was being put
    in stirrups...and it wasn't for riding a horse. <G> They originally were
    going to put the COLD anti-bacterial soap in the groin area (don't need
    a UTI) after they put me to sleep, but I said they could do it first. It
    was COLD -- I guess they wanted to be sure I was awake before they put
    me to sleep. <G>

    But, with the position I was in, and trying to get into the passenger
    side of my car, I think I got a pinched nerve from the left hip, down
    the groin, into my thigh. I've used a walker last night and today. I
    went to the square dance, but only as club reporter and chaplain...I
    decided it was better that I not dance tonight.

    You'll likely be raring to go by then... ;)

    I hope so...the exercise is good for me.

    I don't like going out at night anymore...especially in bad weather.

    Can't say as I blame you... it does tend to come along with getting NB>older... ;) Probably a bit of the growing wiser, too... (G)

    While I am better than I was before cataract surgery (I had to quit
    driving at night 25 years ago, and was that way until 2011, IIRC, when I
    had the cataract surgery. The visual acutiy went from 20/2000, to 20/20,
    with a little astigmatism. I have intraocular lenses in both eyes, and
    have reading glasses when I'm at the computer, or have to look at the cellphone...but I don't need them while driving.

    Janice got me fat on salted crow and humble pie while we were
    married. <G>

    Good influence on you.... <G>

    It's hard to believe she has been gone nearly 13 years. :'(

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Feb 15 19:55:42 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 08-Feb-2020 23:10 <=-

    coming out of the restroom. Suddenly, siren goes off, and lights
    flash...with the sign screaming "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.
    That might get someone's attention... ;)

    You would hope so. But, they've gone overboard with the sanitizer
    soap, etc. The kids nowadays don't have a chance to build up immunities...I remember growing up kids eating dirt from mudpies, etc.

    It's one thing to need to avoid transfering germs from one sick patient
    to another in the hospital... and another to think that removing any interaction with germs would keep one from getting sick... ;) My son
    has more than once thanked me for letting him develop a good immune
    system by not over-protecting from germs as he was growing up... ;)

    With the bladdder stone surgery yesterday (Feb. 7), being on that
    hard gurney and table...combined with the degenerative disk disease in
    my spinal column, and arthritis in my hips (and through the entire body for that matter), they got me on the table, and I felt like I was being put in stirrups...and it wasn't for riding a horse. <G> They originally were going to put the COLD anti-bacterial soap in the groin area (don't need a UTI) after they put me to sleep, but I said they could do it
    first. It was COLD -- I guess they wanted to be sure I was awake before they put me to sleep. <G>

    Probably why they usually would wait until one was under... <G>

    But, with the position I was in, and trying to get into the
    passenger side of my car, I think I got a pinched nerve from the left
    hip, down the groin, into my thigh. I've used a walker last night and today. I went to the square dance, but only as club reporter and chaplain...I decided it was better that I not dance tonight.

    Sounds like a wise decision... :)

    You'll likely be raring to go by then... ;)

    I hope so...the exercise is good for me.

    They do say that moving arthritic joints helps keep them limber and less painful in the long run... I've seen that be the case a number of times...

    I don't like going out at night anymore...especially in bad weather.
    Can't say as I blame you... it does tend to come along with getting
    older... ;) Probably a bit of the growing wiser, too... (G)

    While I am better than I was before cataract surgery (I had to quit driving at night 25 years ago, and was that way until 2011, IIRC, when
    I had the cataract surgery. The visual acuity went from 20/2000, to
    20/20, with a little astigmatism. I have intraocular lenses in both
    eyes, and have reading glasses when I'm at the computer, or have to
    look at the cellphone...but I don't need them while driving.

    That's good, then... :)

    Janice got me fat on salted crow and humble pie while we were
    married. <G>
    Good influence on you.... <G>

    It's hard to believe she has been gone nearly 13 years. :'(

    Very true.

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Mon Feb 17 17:37:00 2020
    Nancy,

    It's one thing to need to avoid transfering germs from one sick patient NB>to another in the hospital... and another to think that removing any NB>interaction with germs would keep one from getting sick... ;) My son
    has more than once thanked me for letting him develop a good immune NB>system by not over-protecting from germs as he was growing up... ;)

    He was a smart one, and I know you're proud of him. :)

    Probably why they usually would wait until one was under... <G>

    They offered to that, and I said "I don't mind"...so, I was "asking
    for it". At least it wasn't a block of ice!! :P

    Sounds like a wise decision... :)

    I hope to do some dancing on Saturday.

    They do say that moving arthritic joints helps keep them limber and less NB>painful in the long run... I've seen that be the case a number of times...

    I take an Ibuprofen (400 mg) once a day, sometimes twice...but no more
    than that. If I take it late into the night, it helps me get to sleep
    faster, but I'm groggy the next morning.

    It's hard to believe she has been gone nearly 13 years. :'(

    Very true.

    There is a classic country legend song, "Love Me"...the lyrics of the
    refrain are as follows:

    "If you get there before I do, don't give up on me. I'll be there as
    soon as my chores are through. I don't know how long I'll be. But, I'm
    not going to let you down, just you wait and see. So, between now and
    then, until I see you again, I'll be loving you. Love, Me".

    It's hard to not tear up every time I hear that. :'(

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Feb 22 21:27:14 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 17-Feb-2020 17:37 <=-

    It's one thing to need to avoid transfering germs from one sick patient
    to another in the hospital... and another to think that removing any
    interaction with germs would keep one from getting sick... ;) My son
    has more than once thanked me for letting him develop a good immune
    system by not over-protecting from germs as he was growing up... ;)

    He was a smart one, and I know you're proud of him. :)

    Generally... :)

    Sounds like a wise decision... :)

    I hope to do some dancing on Saturday.

    And hopefully you were able to... :)

    They do say that moving arthritic joints helps keep them limber and
    less painful in the long run... I've seen that be the case a number
    of times...

    I take an Ibuprofen (400 mg) once a day, sometimes twice...but no
    more than that. If I take it late into the night, it helps me get to
    sleep faster, but I'm groggy the next morning.

    Those don't touch pain for me, so I don't bother with any of the
    analgesics....

    It's hard to believe she has been gone nearly 13 years. :'(
    Very true.

    There is a classic country legend song, "Love Me"...the lyrics of
    the refrain are as follows:
    "If you get there before I do, don't give up on me. I'll be there as
    soon as my chores are through. I don't know how long I'll be. But, I'm
    not going to let you down, just you wait and see. So, between now and then, until I see you again, I'll be loving you. Love, Me".
    It's hard to not tear up every time I hear that. :'(

    But, so true... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Feb 23 10:53:00 2020
    Nancy,

    I hope to do some dancing on Saturday.

    And hopefully you were able to... :)

    I did, but with the weather change, the arthritis was aggravated. So,
    I didn't dance as much as I would've liked.

    I take an Ibuprofen (400 mg) once a day, sometimes twice...but no
    more than that. If I take it late into the night, it helps me get to sleep faster, but I'm groggy the next morning.

    Those don't touch pain for me, so I don't bother with any of the NB>analgesics....

    I stay away from "the hard stuff" (narcotics, opioids, etc.), unless
    it's an emergency...but at that point, I'm usually in the ER anyway.

    "If you get there before I do, don't give up on me. I'll be there as soon as my chores are through. I don't know how long I'll be. But, I'm not going to let you down, just you wait and see. So, between now and then, until I see you again, I'll be loving you. Love, Me".
    It's hard to not tear up every time I hear that. :'(

    But, so true... :)

    It is. But, we have to pick up the pieces and go on.

    We lost a lady who was heavily involved in the D-Star mode of Ham
    Radio on Friday. They first diagnosed her with breast cancer, then she
    had a heart attack and a stroke...with complications ramping up a week
    before her death. She was one of the few females that are active on the
    air.

    Daryl

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