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AnnaMayZing
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 2:37:14 PM

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Welshdreamer42 wrote:
I'm mulling over a Time Warp challenge piece. Still geek I must get it written.


What? You didn't do one for that? Come on, Don't keep us waiting! coffee kekekegay hello2


That double espresso that Rune made was delicious. Could I have another, Please?

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
gillianleeza
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:13:07 AM

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Just when you think things are going forward smoothly life says no. My parent's house was under contract and near the closing when the buyer suddenly lost her funding. What a mess.

Having to go back to showing the house again is not compatible with what is going on with my father's dementia. Sigh... I wish I had some help, but my only sibling seems to feel he doesn't need to pitch in.

I might have to start consuming caffeine. I don't like coffee so I'll have a coke as I steel myself for more meetings with realtors, doctors, and the staff at the retirement community.

I'm also going to miss the trip to Newfoundland my husband and I had planned. He will be going on his own since he already has the time off. I can't leave in the middle of this mess.

Okay, I am done with my self-pity party. Things could be much worse.

I hope the week is going well for everyone.

Cheers!
Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:12:17 AM

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My sympathies for your troubles, Gill. We can commiserate and remember doing the same kinds of things years ago for my wife's mother. What a mess and it went on for years.

In our case, the siblings were not much use either. Why is that always the way it seems to go? One child takes the reins and the others simply go along for the ride.

I'm lucky one way. I enjoy coffee. So I'll have my first cuppa java for the morning.

Cheers. flower





All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Adagio
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:24:51 AM

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Coffee inspires me to tinkle.
gillianleeza
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:17:15 PM

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Survivor wrote:
My sympathies for your troubles, Gill. We can commiserate and remember doing the same kinds of things years ago for my wife's mother. What a mess and it went on for years.

In our case, the siblings were not much use either. Why is that always the way it seems to go? One child takes the reins and the others simply go along for the ride.

I'm lucky one way. I enjoy coffee. So I'll have my first cuppa java for the morning.

Cheers. flower



Thank you. Dementia is such a hard thing to watch someone you love go through. I do the best I can to make things easier for both my parents.

The sibling thing I have no answer for.

Hopefully, the right buyer will come along soon to buy their house. In the meantime, I am enjoying the pool every chance I get. Soon I won't have that luxury.

I'll have lemonade to enjoy poolside.

Cheers.
Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:27:44 PM

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gillianleeza wrote:
Survivor wrote:
My sympathies for your troubles, Gill. We can commiserate and remember doing the same kinds of things years ago for my wife's mother. What a mess and it went on for years.

In our case, the siblings were not much use either. Why is that always the way it seems to go? One child takes the reins and the others simply go along for the ride.

I'm lucky one way. I enjoy coffee. So I'll have my first cuppa java for the morning.

Cheers. flower



Thank you. Dementia is such a hard thing to watch someone you love go through. I do the best I can to make things easier for both my parents.

The sibling thing I have no answer for.

Hopefully, the right buyer will come along soon to buy their house. In the meantime, I am enjoying the pool every chance I get. Soon I won't have that luxury.

I'll have lemonade to enjoy poolside.

Cheers.


I've tried to speak to the heartbreak of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's in a micro-fiction story here and a poem on another site.

I will always have those poor souls in my thoughts.

It's time for a simple Sprite about now.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
elizabethblack
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:49:43 PM

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gillianleeza wrote:
Just when you think things are going forward smoothly life says no. My parent's house was under contract and near the closing when the buyer suddenly lost her funding. What a mess.

Having to go back to showing the house again is not compatible with what is going on with my father's dementia. Sigh... I wish I had some help, but my only sibling seems to feel he doesn't need to pitch in.

I might have to start consuming caffeine. I don't like coffee so I'll have a coke as I steel myself for more meetings with realtors, doctors, and the staff at the retirement community.

I'm also going to miss the trip to Newfoundland my husband and I had planned. He will be going on his own since he already has the time off. I can't leave in the middle of this mess.

Okay, I am done with my self-pity party. Things could be much worse.

I hope the week is going well for everyone.

Cheers!


Gill, I sure feel for you. What a load of work you have already done and there is no end in sight. I used to read about the "part of your life when you take care of your parents" and it was always portrayed as very difficult. But my mother stated she would refuse to live with any of her four children and go to a "retirement" home. Sadly, while she was so strong physically, her mind slowly but then more quickly deteriorated. It took better than 10 years of caring for her and fighting her to go to assisted living. She kept burning things living on her own. And sideswiping other cars, etc. I was so lucky to have 3 siblings that pitched in. But it was not a part time job for those 10 years. You do everything you can to make sure you make yourself a priority. I am so disappointed you can't go to Newfoundland. (thanks for the lovely peach cobbler on my wall).

Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:13:42 AM

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The day has started well enough. We had rain last night so the lawn service may not get the grass mowed today.

The coffee is brewed and I've poured my first cup for the day.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:07:48 PM

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gillianleeza wrote:
Just when you think things are going forward smoothly life says no. My parent's house was under contract and near the closing when the buyer suddenly lost her funding. What a mess.

Having to go back to showing the house again is not compatible with what is going on with my father's dementia. Sigh... I wish I had some help, but my only sibling seems to feel he doesn't need to pitch in.

I might have to start consuming caffeine. I don't like coffee so I'll have a coke as I steel myself for more meetings with realtors, doctors, and the staff at the retirement community.

I'm also going to miss the trip to Newfoundland my husband and I had planned. He will be going on his own since he already has the time off. I can't leave in the middle of this mess.

Okay, I am done with my self-pity party. Things could be much worse.

I hope the week is going well for everyone.

Cheers!


I sympathise too, Gill. I am trying to take care of my Mum from a distance since those who are nearer seem incapable. She also has mild Dementia but I feel that her days are becoming shorter now. Next week she will be 95 and, although she is physically well, I feel she has given up and is letting herself slip away. There is nothing I can do but make sure that she knows she is loved. In one month I am hoping to go away to Germany for a couple of weeks but I am wondering now, whether I will be able to. My dad died 36 years ago and she is the last of her generation.

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
gillianleeza
Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:00:57 PM

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I'm not feeling as sorry for myself as I was earlier. Taking a day away from my responsibilities has been helpful. I made sure my parents had everything they needed for the day.

I am now tentatively planning a trip to the beach in late September or early October. Hopefully, everything will be settled by then.

Thank you to everyone for being so kind and understanding. I know everyone has problems and I tend to complain too much.

I'm relaxing with a glass of wine before bed.

I hope everyone is having a good week.

Cheers.
Survivor
Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:15:13 AM

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It has been raining all night, quite heavily. It is raining still and I doubt the pup will venture out.

I will get the coffee brewing shortly.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Survivor
Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:25:04 AM

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Another damp morning. The pup and I went for a short walk. He has done his job for the moment. I will take my own walk when the dampness goes away and there is not a chill in the air.

I have my coffee pot brewing. I've checked for any new members. None this morning. And all the birthdays are for folks who haven't stopped by in years. flower

Cheers.



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019 5:48:19 PM

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*waves hi * brought my own large sweet tea
Hope everyone is having a good day


elizabethblack
Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:32:56 PM

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Hi, it is almost time for bed, but the day has been very good indeed. Have a delightful day tomorrow Sara and my dear Larry. I got the windshield replaced in my car yesterday and today took it up to my daughter's to borrow until her car is repaired. Nothing is smooth for more than a few days it seems. But that is life.



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Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:52:33 AM

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Good morning. It is sunny and dry today but there are warning signs put up on the walking/cycling paths to beware of the streams. They have flooded recently and now contain high levels of bacterial content. Kids and dogs should definitely avoid the streams.

I got a short walk in after I took the pup out. Now the coffee is brewing.

I saw a new escort service attempting to be a member here. Reported to the admins.

The only birthdays showing up today are accounts that have been inactive for years. I may send a "happy birthday" anyway.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
gillianleeza
Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:25:13 AM

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It's a calm and quiet morning, so far. My oldest son is visiting so we all stayed up too late, but we had some lively discussions and good laughs.

Now waiting for everyone to wake up and decide what we want to do today. We'll spend some time with my parents but not sure what else. Maybe we'll do some baking.

I'll just sit here with lemonade and enjoy the quiet while it lasts.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Cheers!
Adagio
Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:09:03 AM

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Humid here is marsh but I would have it no other way.
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Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:26:26 AM

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Concerned about the people of Whaley Bridge whose homes are threatened by a potential collapse of a dam above the town. I have at least two close friends who are affected, one of whom is the CofE viceroy Whaley Bridge. The parish church is also at risk.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/03/whaley-bridge-residents-allowed-to-return-for-15-minutes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other



For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
elizabethblack
Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:28:41 PM

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Kavyansh wrote:
Concerned about the people of Whaley Bridge whose homes are threatened by a potential collapse of a dam above the town. I have at least two close friends who are affected, one of whom is the CofE viceroy Whaley Bridge. The parish church is also at risk.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/03/whaley-bridge-residents-allowed-to-return-for-15-minutes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other




Oh Keith, how terrible this is. I'm so glad their representative is asking for answers as to why the damage happened and to see that it doesn't happen again.
I do hope all goes well for your friends, the church and and all residents.

DenimAngel
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Such sad news about Whaley bridge

Today is a quiet day and I'm curled up in my favorite place


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Awaiting the brewing of the coffee. The flooded parts of the walking/cycling path are cleared mostly now so one can get some walking done.

Today would be a good day to write if I had some good ideas. We'll think about it.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Survivor
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2019 7:31:48 AM

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Good day. Coffee is hot. Too hot to sip yet.

Really need to get some writing done today. That's the priority. No appointments until Thursday.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:44:20 AM

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Sip, sip. Trying to get that first cuppa java.

I posted some pix of the landscaping we've done on the back of our home.

I did get some writing done yesterday. I wrote a free-verse poem. It's had a nice reception.

Now, today, on to other writing projects.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:06:34 AM

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The coffee is hot and ready. The pup is lying on my pillow resting from a hard night of sleeping.

It's raining again outside. It is doing a good job on the newest yucca I planted out back last month.

Getting to some writing today.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:39:02 AM

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Larry, concerning your poor pup being pooped out from a hard night's sleep -- any idea where the line, 'Working like a dog' originated?

And in conclusion, let me just keyboard that's its been a real experience to spend time electronically communicating with you. ;)

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Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

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OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

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Good day. I'm just finishing my first cup of coffee for the day. I'll be off to the oral surgeon in a few minutes for a quick check-up.

The yard service is getting to the mowing today, a day late because it has been so rainy.

It's only in the 70s right now but it will get warmer in the afternoon. Still, nothing like how harsh it has been earlier. It's rather easy to get my walk in now with the temperatures lower.

I'll be off momentarily. Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:18:10 AM

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Hi ya, Larry. Sure hope the check-up goes well.

Have you started your 'Moon' challenge? I've decided to shelve my idea for a story about drunken college guys riding in cars speeding down an interstate while 'mooning' one another. ;)

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:28:27 AM

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Hello, Bill. I've been working inside my head concerning the Moon challenge. It will be something of a fantasy I think. But I do have to follow the rules as best as I can. I'm sure that's why you decided against the highway mooning festival.

Since there is no closing date for the challenge there might be folks posting stories to fulfill it for months to come.

I see that Gav has done a little work with the badges again. That's my only comment on that quarrelsome subject.

Now to move on to attempting some writing this afternoon.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
DenimAngel
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:26:17 PM

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*climbing up in a big comfy chair* I brought my sweet tea with me . I'm working on a moon adventure for scamp and sparky


AnnaMayZing
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:50:13 PM

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Kavyansh wrote:
Concerned about the people of Whaley Bridge whose homes are threatened by a potential collapse of a dam above the town. I have at least two close friends who are affected, one of whom is the CofE viceroy Whaley Bridge. The parish church is also at risk.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/03/whaley-bridge-residents-allowed-to-return-for-15-minutes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other



I take my hat off to all those involved in saving the dam and the town. They have done an amazing job of reducing the water level. I particularly though, as an ex-RAF engineer, have to say what a fantastic job the crew of the Chinook did in placing over 500 Tons of aggregate so precisely on the crumbling face. That is a huge helicopter to operate in such a challenging environment. Well done to all. Applause Applause Applause

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx


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