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Forum: Other May 26th, 2020, 01:50 PM
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Posted By snafu
landscaping

DH and I have finally found a tree to replace the one that "self-destructed" in our front yard years ago.

We both like the flame thrower redbud. Sadly, its too late this year to plant one, but...
Forum: Other May 26th, 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By snafu
Re: !!! Fleas !!!

DH has been vacuuming daily, I've been doing laundry with basil scented stuff (supposedly repels fleas), and been praying the house with basil scented air freshener.

We've not seen any lately.
Forum: Other May 26th, 2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,978
Posted By snafu
Re: Deck/fencing help

snerk - here it is a year later and DS and I are washing the fence by hand.

I've tried to discuss renting a power washer with him (I rent, he washes) but .... sigh
Forum: Open Chat May 26th, 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,803
Posted By snafu
Re: random acts of kindness

Tried to do a random act the other day, but failed. I tried to pay for the order of the police car behind me at a drive thru. The person taking money said police get their stuff free.
Forum: Open Chat May 26th, 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By snafu
Re: I have quarantine brain

I feel as if I'm losing IQ points due to a lack of mental stimulation. I'm frequently forgetting things & feel as if my social skills have atrophied.
Forum: Step-families May 26th, 2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,332
Posted By snafu
Re: DSD and me

last time DSD was home she and DS hung out and chatted for a while (that's a first!)
Forum: General Health May 26th, 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By snafu
Eye Dr

Well - I need new glasses again, figures.


The real issue is that I'm having a slight buildup of cholesterol on my eyes!

Guess I've had too much bacon/egg sandwiches from Bread Co.

I'm...
Forum: Open Chat May 26th, 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,567
Posted By snafu
Re: shopping - hold me back

...and my clothes arrived today....happy dance
Forum: Children May 26th, 2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,276
Posted By snafu
Re: Teaching DS to cook

DS made the main course last night, while DH and I made the side.
Forum: Open Chat May 26th, 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By snafu
Re: Random Stuff 2

'nother random thing - I had DS help me with math nerd stuff


I was making scones, but didn't want to make 2 6" pans, but didn't want to ruin them so....

I figured the volume of 6" pans and...
Forum: Open Chat May 26th, 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By snafu
Re: Random Stuff 2

I got my hair cut!
Forum: Open Chat May 20th, 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,567
Posted By snafu
Re: shopping - hold me back

My job was transferred (about 10-15 min further away)

I have work!


...and it's a temporary transfer....
Forum: News and Current Events May 19th, 2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,364
Posted By snafu
Re: Corona Virus

I have think we're going to have a spike.
Forum: News and Current Events May 18th, 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,364
Posted By snafu
Re: Corona Virus

My area is starting to reopen today - the lines at hair salons were long. I also saw lines at a mall. (I was doing my one day a week running errands for my DM/myself)


I'm waiting a week or two...
Forum: Other May 18th, 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By snafu
!!! Fleas !!!

Wild critters have been in our area (one pooped on our deck a while back) - I wonder if they are the culprits. We've never had fleas.

About 5 weeks ago I found a flea, about a week or so later DH...
Forum: Other May 18th, 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By snafu
Re: ex MIL

Found out from DS that ex MIL isn't following best practices for Covid :(
Forum: In-laws May 18th, 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,442
Posted By snafu
Re: learning from MIL

I made pickles for DH - had to call MIL for help.


Next time I make pickles I'd like to have her over, for the last day, to lend her expert advice. :)


(its a 10 day process - I am able to...
Forum: Open Chat May 15th, 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,567
Posted By snafu
Re: shopping - hold me back

:(

My part time job has been cut. So should I return the clothes?

I'll wear them, if I have them.

I just don't know when I'll get called back, if at all.
Forum: Parents May 15th, 2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,186
Posted By snafu
Re: DM not doing well

She's rying to coordinate her schedule with the home health care person's schedule.

The senior apartment staff don't want to let me in (safety rules), but right now I'm the only one who is...
Forum: Parents May 14th, 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,186
Posted By snafu
Re: DM not doing well

She's back in her home now. It's been a really long time since she was.
Forum: Hobbies and Crafts May 14th, 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,400
Posted By snafu
Re: Knitting

kaykay, what patterns can you do?

I've just recently learned to do the basket weave - so that doubled my repertoire. (I can do stockinette)


I was wondering what might be a next good pattern...
Forum: Open Chat May 14th, 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,845
Posted By snafu
Re: "Brain Farts"

The lack of routine/mental stimulation is really throwing me for a loop.

I've been having lots of little brain farts.
Forum: Open Chat May 14th, 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,567
Posted By snafu
Re: shopping - hold me back

I got 2 new pairs of nice shoes for summer


I wear an odd size & and have foot issues, the store I go to keeps records of what you've bought in the past (I wonder how many years it goes back). ...
Forum: News and Current Events May 14th, 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,364
Posted By snafu
Re: Corona Virus

My state is going to start opening up gradually next week.

(DS's college town has only had 2 reported cases of corona so far)
Forum: Children May 14th, 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,276
Posted By snafu
Re: Teaching DS to cook

DS is now 21

He does some cooking when (cough, cough) "encouraged".


He can make tacos and corncake :)
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