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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Oct 9, 2017 7:09 AM CST
Group hug Group hug Group hug Sorry to hear about your husband's heart scare. I hope he's doing better, and you have no more emergencies to handle. I think you need that kitten as much as he/she needs you right now!

I know what you mean about driving being exhausting. When I take my DH to his appointments, surgery, whatever, I am totally wiped out by the end of the day. I used to enjoy driving, but now it's just a way to get from A to B while trying to avoid all the stupid A-holes that think the rules of the road don't apply to them. Do you have to fail an intelligence test to own an Audi or a BMW? Sorry, I didn't mean to go off on a rant.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 10, 2017 4:43 PM CST
Thanks June, Yes, I know what you mean about aggressive drivers. I fail to understand why some people think they can go faster than the guy ahead of me. If you pass me, you will be behind the driver who is causing me to go the speed I'm going. What about this do they not understand? The worst though, and I say this fully cognizant of the importance of agriculture, etc. are the farmers who decide that 4:30 p.m, height of rush hour traffic around here, is the ONLY time at which they must move a behemoth of farm machinery that only goes 15 miles per hour and then refuse to pull over to let traffic pass. I followed this for nearly 25 minutes one evening, with a string of traffic two miles long and never once did this moron move to the right even though there were many places where he could. Sorry...my rant... *LOL*
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Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Oct 10, 2017 4:54 PM CST
@Annie,
Hi, I came across your post and I thought I'd sympathize with your drivers in PA. Here on the Eastern Shore of MD (Salisbury) we have a lot of farms over the Delmarva Peninsula. Our drivers couldn't tolerate farmers with big equipment on the road at that hour (or any hour for that matter). There are constant accidents on our roads that we always check "Wicomico Alert" on FB before leaving the house. People run red lights and text/talk on phones while driving 60 mph. When I first moved here ('08) there was a big presence of state, local, city and county police everywhere. Now, not so much. It's like driving in the Wild West. Sighing!

Actually, the reason for all your driving is more important. I wish you and your husband all the best.

Gayle
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Oct 10, 2017 6:15 PM CST
Ah yes, the gigantic farm equipment. The farmers around here are kind and pull over to let cars and trucks by, but problems arise during highway repairs when the road is narrowed to one lane that is never wide enough for farm equipment. When the corn harvester or hay baler or whatever comes trundling along, the contractors have to stop work and move a mile of cones to let it through.

I could go on at length about the dumbness of road repair contractors, but I will not.

I hope your hubby is doing OK, Annie.

June
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 11, 2017 7:17 AM CST
Hubby is doing much better. He's been home a week now, we've got his diet/meds adjusted so he hopefully won't retain fluids again and now it's just waiting until his name comes up on the surgery list. he's feeling pretty good, almost normal, just a bit more easily tired.

RE: I have to say that MOST of the farmers in our area are courteous about moving to the right and letting traffic pass them. It's just the occasional dim-wit who seems not to care that he's causing a traffic jam. And it's not just one-sided either; on our narrow rural roads many is the time I've pulled way off the road to let a piece of farm machinery go by safely in the opposing lane. It's only courtesy.
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