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Name: Char
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Char
Sep 23, 2017 4:50 AM CST

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Welcome to the Porch Swing!

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Can't believe it is Fall already. Looking through my images for the avatar I found this view of the mountains from Fall last year. A perfect spot for a porch with a swing. Smiling

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Name: Nikki
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Scatterbrain
Sep 23, 2017 6:07 AM CST
More bad news about FIL-- he has had another fall and has now broken his shoulder, so in the space of a few weeks he has fractured his spine, cracked a rib and broken his shoulder.

They have finally admitted that they aren't able to cope and have agreed to let my BIL find some sort of sheltered/assisted living near him but I can't help thinking that FIL really needs to be in a care home now as he has the cancer as well and he needs more than carers coming twice a day to get him in and out of bed which is what he is getting now.

He is incredibly frail and MIL can't understand that he needs to eat high fat foods now even though explained by the doctors that that is what he needs, she insists that "fatty food isn't good for you".

I think they are just in denial about it all.
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Sep 23, 2017 6:47 AM CST
I went through exactly the same thing with my parents and it wasn't easy. I hope you can get the appropriate care for your FIL. Group hug
Name: Nikki
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Scatterbrain
Sep 23, 2017 6:49 AM CST
Thanks, Valerie!
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Sep 23, 2017 7:39 AM CST
Talking about apple pie, in my family, apple pie was served with a slice of cheddar cheese. I still like it that way, but love ice cream, too! I think I am going to pick a few apples and make a pie, yum Hilarious!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 23, 2017 5:09 PM CST
I hope your FIL gets the help he needs. It's so hard for some older people to change things we've been told are bad for us but hopefully they will listen to the doctors.
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Sep 23, 2017 10:27 PM CST
I agree with the ladies.....
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Sep 24, 2017 9:56 AM CST
So yesterday, I got the harness on Jasper, and well, he kind of ran around for a hot second, then he ran upstairs and froze at the top of the steps! Okay, so that's hard earned money down the drain for a harness and retractable leash! Gonna take them back. Not sure about the harness, though, since it has his scent on it.😕

So after giving up on that whole idea, I just said, "Let 'er rip!" and let him outdoors! I had lots and lots watering to do, so I was able to keep an eye on him (mostly Hilarious! ) and that little guy was happy as a kid in a candy store! Amazingly, he mostly stuck around our property, coming back to me, on occasion, to rub against my legs, but then it was only day one! He had a ball batting at leaves in the gardens, pouncing on newly fallen tree leaves, and exploring in general! Lovey dubby I read that kittens who are kept indoors, for several months, will tend to stick nearby, once allowed outside. We'll see how long that lasts! Hilarious!

I had let him out a second time, yesterday, and I just sat at the patio table, waiting for him. Well, there was no sign of him, so I went up front, and sure enough he was hanging out on the porch, laying at the edges of the porch floor, all stretched out, watching the goings on of the neighborhood, and moving from one spot to another, here and there! Lovey dubby

So now, if I could just remember to complete registering his microchip!! D'Oh! D'Oh!

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Registration completed today (9/24) Hurray!

I did let Jasper outside today, for a spell, while I sat on the porch and read a book, and once again, he would show up periodically, almost like he was checking in with me! I put a bowl of water on the porch bc it's terribly hot and humid, and I only let him stay outside for an hour, so that's all the roaming he'll get for the day Group hug and he's been napping ever since he came in! Smiling
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 24, 2017 4:39 PM CST
Sounds like he enjoys being outside as much as you do. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 24, 2017 9:03 PM CST
I just watched the Premiere Episode of the new Star Trek Discovery Series on TV on CBS. Only an hour and so loaded with commercial time that it seems like it was really only 30 minutes of show. And now if you want to watch the rest of the series you have to pay to get CBS All Access, their Subscription service. I don't have that, won't be paying for it so that is the end of my watching that new show.

I really am a Trekkie, love Star Trek. But not that overly impressed with this new show. Maybe it gets better as it goes on but of course I won't be seeing it. Missing a real pointed ears and all Vulcan, No Android like Data in the other series either. And what was with that uglier than dirt officer that is a real negative nellie? Oh well, never mind I can't watch it anyway. Grumbling
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Yesterday I picked a nice portion of green beans and ate all of them with dinner. Today I picked twice as much again. Had to pick you don't want to leave them to get overgrown. Guess I will skip a day and have green beans again tomorrow.

Of course I had tomatoes to pick also and I picked peppers. Lots of veggies for late September!!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2017 12:38 PM CST
I already have Fios with HBO and SHOWTIME. And I have Netflix DVD Subscription. So I feel I have plenty of Entertainment Options. Not wanting to pay another fee for yet another Subscription service like that CBS All Access. Maybe I will change my mind come Winter as I spend far more time indoors in winter than I do the rest of the time.
Name: Charley
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Charlemagne
Sep 25, 2017 2:47 PM CST
Got our pumpkin!

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Charley
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Name: Nikki
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Scatterbrain
Sep 25, 2017 3:03 PM CST
"Uglier than dirt"! Rolling on the floor laughing

Never heard that phrase before, Rita! Over here we say "ugly as sin" or "he/she has a face for radio"!.
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2017 3:09 PM CST
Scatterbrain said:"Uglier than dirt"! Rolling on the floor laughing

Never heard that phrase before, Rita! Over here we say "ugly as sin" or "he/she has a face for radio"!.


Was supposed to be some sort of Alien. Remember it is a Science Fiction Series. But I just don't see why they want to make a leading character so ugly. Shrug!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 25, 2017 3:44 PM CST
I thought you were talking about Charley's pumpkin Whistling D'Oh! Hilarious! Nice pumpkin Charley Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2017 3:45 PM CST
That is a rather strange looking Pumpkin!! At least it will not look like the ones everyone else has.
Name: Charley
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Charlemagne
Sep 25, 2017 3:57 PM CST
We made our choice from;

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They rolled into the farm market from Rocky Ford Colorado, usually loaded with cantaloupe but a hail storm destroyed their crop last week (dad gum it, we have been living on their cantaloupes for breakfast all summer long.) That is a three and a half hour trip one way. Tough being a farmer.

Charley
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Name: Charley
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Charlemagne
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:That is a rather strange looking Pumpkin!! At least it will not look like the ones everyone else has.


Thinking of all of the strange things we saw in New York City the two years we lived there, our pumpkin is rather ordinary Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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Name: Ginny G
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Sep 25, 2017 4:03 PM CST
Good point Charley Hilarious! Hilarious!
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