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KK Chat -- 2 June 2019, Part 1
« on: June 02, 2019, 06:12:09 pm »
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:22 PM EDT] Join KK has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:25 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi KK!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:31 PM EDT] <Demercia> Hi KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:33 PM EDT] <jerusha> Hi KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:34 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hi Demercia, happy Birthday!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:37 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hello KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:38 PM EDT] * Evie pushes platter of leftover birthday cake towards Shiral and KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:41 PM EDT] <KK> Hello, all. Sorry I'm a little late.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:48 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Better late than never!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:51 PM EDT] <Demercia> Thank you Shiral
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:18:55 PM EDT] <jerusha> Yepper
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:04 PM EDT] Quit revanne (revanne@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.DFC254) has left this server (Connection closed).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:17 PM EDT] <DesertRose> We're going to have to duct-tape revanne's feet to the floor.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:26 PM EDT] <jerusha> The closet gremlins got her
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:29 PM EDT] <Evie> Or hot glue
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:38 PM EDT] <Demercia> Itís the curse of the new tablet
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:38 PM EDT] <Shiral> OOps and Happy Birthday Revanne when she rejoins us
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:45 PM EDT] <Evie> If she's wearing shoes, at least
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:46 PM EDT] <DesertRose> How are you doing, KK?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:49 PM EDT] Join revanne (revanne@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.DFC254) has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:52 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Rehi rev
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:56 PM EDT] <jerusha> rehi revanne
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:58 PM EDT] <Shiral> Happy Birthday, Revanne
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:19:59 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Rehi revanne
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:20:06 PM EDT] * Evie hands revanne the hot glue gun to glue her shoes to the floor
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:20:13 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I missed the tab key and hit the caps lock. :)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:20:22 PM EDT] <revanne> Haven't got the hang of this new tablet yet.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:20:29 PM EDT] <revanne> Thanks Evie
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:20:49 PM EDT] <revanne> Thanks Shiral and hi
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:20:50 PM EDT] <KK> Doing ok. Cameron arrived late Friday afternoon, so we've been beavering away at stuff that needs taking care of.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:02 PM EDT] <revanne> Hi KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:03 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Today is Demercia's and revanne's birthday, so we're having cake and ice cream.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:08 PM EDT] <Evie> Glad he's there to help you
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:09 PM EDT] <Shiral> So....Edge Hill now has a nice new dam?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:21 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Good that he's there to help and hopefully to take some stuff.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:23 PM EDT] <bynw> back from my errand
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:24 PM EDT] <KK> Happy birthday, Demercia and Revanne.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:25 PM EDT] <bynw> Hi KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:26 PM EDT] <Demercia> And whatever you like to drink
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:27 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi bynw
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:28 PM EDT] <Evie> Weather in his part of the country sounds really awful this month.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:35 PM EDT] <bynw> Happy birthday to the birthday girls!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:38 PM EDT] <Demercia> Thanks KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:39 PM EDT] <revanne> Hi Bynw
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:47 PM EDT] <Shiral> Glad Cameron's there to help you with the "To Do" list KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:47 PM EDT] <jerusha> Hi Bynw
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:49 PM EDT] <Demercia> And Bynw
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:21:49 PM EDT] <revanne> Thanks
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:22:27 PM EDT] <revanne> Had a surprise party thrown for me after church today
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:22:35 PM EDT] <jerusha> Nice!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:22:42 PM EDT] <Demercia> Now officially old, entitled to free prescriptions and a senior railcard with a third off train fares
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:22:53 PM EDT] <Evie> :-D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:22:58 PM EDT] * DesertRose loads the trebuchet with beaver tails (hey, it was considered "fish" for Lent during the Middle Ages) and fires it at Shiral.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:00 PM EDT] <KK> He woill take away stuff. And yesterday, we made the first of what I'm sure will be many to the landfill/recycle center, where I learned that they will still recycle stuff that the city no longer accepts. Which makes it worthwhile to go to the landfill. Decades of saving recycleables,should not go to waste.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:10 PM EDT] <revanne> Had a cake and what I think you call pot-luck lunch.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:12 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Oh, that's good to know!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:26 PM EDT] * Shiral hastily erects her Defense wards
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:27 PM EDT] <Demercia> Our junior church made me a cake
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:38 PM EDT] <revanne> That's good KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:23:54 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I know my city has a center for recycling things that you can't put in the bins. I took the old foot pedal for my sewing machine to the center after I put the new pedal on and tested it to make sure it worked.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:24:16 PM EDT] <jerusha> We have made several trips to the landfill lately
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:25:06 PM EDT] <DesertRose> My building doesn't do recycling, sadly, because it would be a logistical nightmare, but my parents were issued two new bins a couple of years ago, one for regular trash/garbage and one for recyclables.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:25:50 PM EDT] <Evie> I picked up one of these this week, since I discovered that when it's set on its side, it looks like a house-shaped roombox. I painted it this morning after church.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:25:50 PM EDT] <Evie> https://www.target.com/p/large-stackable-wood-toy-storage-bin-natural-pillowfort-153/-/A-17478760?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Bath%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Bath&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9012551&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247068&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAjw583nBRBwEiwA7MKvoPCxnDQosh0wRekRgTIC-k2Vuvb22Aw1iH1qelbMGjyZZwI7mz_COxoCy50QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:25:54 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Since they live in a single-family house. Probably some apartment complexes recycle too, but I'm not sure how they'd make it work for a high-rise.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:26:23 PM EDT] <DesertRose> :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:26:32 PM EDT] <Evie> Separate bins/dumpsters? But yeah, trying to get everyone to comply would be a pain.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:27:04 PM EDT] <KK> The one at the landfill has separete bins for various kinds of recycleables, which saves manual sorting when the bins are consolidated. They still take steel cans and aluminum soda cans, which the city no longer does
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:27:24 PM EDT] <Demercia> We have three bins, for regular rubbish, recycling and then garden waste. Someone made off with my recycle bin last week - Iím trying not to make a drama out of it
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:27:45 PM EDT] <jerusha> I must dash off to call my Dad and then prepare for the grandpuppy invasion. Everyone have a good week!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:27:54 PM EDT] <revanne> And you
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:27:55 PM EDT] <Demercia> You too
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:27:57 PM EDT] <Evie> Goodnight, Jerusha!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:28:00 PM EDT] <KK> I've always recycled separate bins. Started with glass and worked my way up. But no one is taking plastic anymore, which is a shame.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:28:05 PM EDT] <Evie> Grandpuppy invasion sounds fun. :-D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:28:22 PM EDT] <revanne> That's a shame KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:28:26 PM EDT] <bynw> night jerusha
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:28:59 PM EDT] <Demercia> It is KK. Some of our big stores here are cutting right back on plastic packaging
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:29:28 PM EDT] <Evie> At work they take plastic and cans. At home it's plastic, paper (as long as it wasn't part of a food container), but not cans.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:30:24 PM EDT] <KK> True, Revanne. But China is accepting less and less, so it wasn't making economic sense. Makes environmental sense, though. We need to develop plastics that will biodegrade after a certain amount of time.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:30:30 PM EDT] <Evie> They also recycle paper/cardboard at work
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:31:28 PM EDT] <Shiral> OOps missed Jerusha
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:31:51 PM EDT] <revanne> I am trying to reuse plastic as much as possible but I've got into lazy habits over the years.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:32:10 PM EDT] Part revanne (revanne@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.DFC254) has left this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:32:41 PM EDT] <Evie> As revanne goes offline in penance.... ;-)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:32:45 PM EDT] * Shiral enjoys the leftover birthday cake and ice cream, and adds strawberries to the chatroom tea table
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:33:15 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Re: recycling at my building, we have a trash chute. They'd have to find a way to separate trash in the chute or install addtional chutes for recyclables; I can't really see anyone volunteering to pick up bins of recycling outside everyone's apartment door.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:33:15 PM EDT] Join revanne (revanne@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.DFC254) has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:33:20 PM EDT] <Demercia> Demercia refills the teacups
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:33:20 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Rehi revanne
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:33:44 PM EDT] <revanne> Please can I have a cup of tea?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:00 PM EDT] <revanne> This new tablet is doing my head in
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:06 PM EDT] * DesertRose passes revanne a cup of tea, with optional whiskey or rum.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:18 PM EDT] <revanne> Rum please.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:22 PM EDT] <Demercia> Demercia passes a cup of tea
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:23 PM EDT] <Shiral> Glad that I just have to haul my recycling bin to the curb on Thursday mornings. Half of it is for paper, the other half is for plastics and glass
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:43 PM EDT] <Evie> Hm. I wonder how they do it at my parents' apartment complex, or if they do recycling? I know they have valet garbage pickup (i.e., they set their garbage bin outside their door daily and someone picks the trash up), so if they do recycling too, it might work the same way.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:34:59 PM EDT] * Shiral secretly passes Revanne a nice tropical drink with rum?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:35:04 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yeah, it's easier to do curbside recycling when each residence in any given area has a curb (kerb).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:35:23 PM EDT] <revanne> Thanks Shiral
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:35:42 PM EDT] <Shiral> Very much so. When I was moving I was determined that when I stepped outdoors, I'd be stepping outside, not into a hallway
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:36:06 PM EDT] <Evie> There's a street (with parking) that runs outside their apartment, but it's some 20 feet from their door, and even the upstairs apartments get garbage pickup too, so I'm not sure how that works.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:36:22 PM EDT] <Shiral> OR rather when, I opened my front door, I'd go outside, not to an indoor hallway
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:36:59 PM EDT] <KK> Maybe the garbage picker uppers then sort the recycle stuff before it goes to a more central location.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:37:20 PM EDT] <Evie> Yeah, that would make it easier. And that's the style of apartment that they have. There's not an interior hallway. So it would be easier in that sense.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:38:18 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And honestly, we have enough elevator trouble that I'm not sure I'd want to see what would happen if they started a recycling service with bins we'd set in the hall outside our doors.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:38:22 PM EDT] <Evie> I don't think I'd want to see trash cans out in an interior hallway in any case. Ew.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:38:40 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yeah, yuk.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:20 PM EDT] <Shiral> Ew..too much potential for smelly messes
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:24 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Indeed.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:26 PM EDT] Join Demercia2 (~Mibbit@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.FE30C8) has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:29 PM EDT] <Evie> Since my parents are both in their 80s, they appreciate not having to carry trash bags to a central dumpster.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:43 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Carys has shown up and is taking up a good portion of my desk.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:46 PM EDT] Quit Demercia (~Mibbit@OWIRCN-5e9b678a.static.as9105.net) has left this server (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:48 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi Demercia2
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:39:53 PM EDT] <Evie> Or drive the trash to that dumpster every day
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:40:47 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I do like having a trash chute, because I don't have to remember when trash pickup is, and I don't have to walk very far to throw away a bag of trash.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:41:29 PM EDT] <Shiral> I also like being able to step outdoors and see my potted plants in the sun
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:41:56 PM EDT] <DesertRose> But since the building wasn't built with recycling chutes (which, it was completed in 1974, so I'm not sure anyone was thinking about that then), recycling is just not feasible.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:42:36 PM EDT] <Shiral> Probably nobody was thinking about recycling at that point, no. It was stlll an infant industry in the 1970s
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:42:42 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yup.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:42:54 PM EDT] Quit revanne (revanne@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.DFC254) has left this server (Connection closed).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:43:27 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And given that this building has only two elevators (for a fifteen-story building, fourteen of which floors are full of apartments, and the building was built to be housing for elderly and disabled people), I don't credit the architects/contractors with much foresight anyway. :P
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:44:10 PM EDT] <Demercia2> Or even common sense
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:44:16 PM EDT] <DesertRose> That either.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:44:42 PM EDT] <Shiral> Well no. Although my mother's community has 11 floors and three elevators. There are fire escapes at either end of the building, but evacuating in an emergency could be difficult.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:45:24 PM EDT] Join revanne (revanne@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.DFC254) has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:45:31 PM EDT] <Demercia2> Sadly I am falling asleep here! So will say goodnight. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. See you in July.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:45:44 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yeah, we've got fire escape stairwells on either end too, but they're narrow and oddly shaped; I wouldn't like to see someone try to get a stretcher (like, from an ambulance) down those!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:45:48 PM EDT] <DesertRose> G'night, Demercia2!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:45:56 PM EDT] <revanne> Night Demercia
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:46:03 PM EDT] <Evie> Goodnight, Demercia!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:46:05 PM EDT] Quit Demercia2 (~Mibbit@842092.C19ECF.0C8257.FE30C8) has left this server (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:11 PM EDT] <Evie> *crickets*
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:31 PM EDT] Join kiwi_33 (kiwi_33@7F791F.1DE43C.7A71FB.E1190D) has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:31 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Carys decided it was Pet Me O'Clock, so I was cuddling a kitty.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:32 PM EDT] <bynw> i'm sure the cats in the channel will take care of those crickets in no time
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:37 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi bee
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:48 PM EDT] <bynw> hi bee always coming in under a generic name :)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:48:55 PM EDT] Nick kiwi_33 is now known as The_Bee.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:49:09 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hi Bee
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:49:16 PM EDT] <revanne> Hi Carys
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:49:21 PM EDT] <revanne> Hi Bee
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:49:35 PM EDT] <Shiral> Oops, missed saying goodnight to Demercia
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:49:45 PM EDT] <KK> Hi, Bee.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:51:03 PM EDT] <revanne> I'm going to say goodnight too.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:51:08 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Okay, g'night, revanne
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:51:14 PM EDT] <Evie> Goodnight, revanne!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:51:14 PM EDT] <bynw> good night revanne
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:51:23 PM EDT] <Evie> And Columcil
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:51:28 PM EDT] <Shiral> Night, Revanne. Hope this is the start of a great year of reduced fee public transport. =o)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:52:46 PM EDT] <KK> DR, I know you still play SCA. Do you guys do Scottish country dancing? Because I have a cassette of the music, and a little notebook with cheat notes for dancing same, that I'll send you, if you're interested.t
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:53:03 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Hi KK and all. I had a #@$! of a time getting here. After trying for over half an hour, i got a message thet Rhemuthcastle.com refused to connect me.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:53:28 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I think we do; I know my daughter did a lot of dance when she was still playing.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:54:20 PM EDT] <KK> Send me your address in an e-mail, and I'll send it on. Maybe some other SCA-type stuff. I hate to just throw this stuff out.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:54:23 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I don't actually do much dancing myself, originally because I was just busy doing other things, and now it'd be difficult with the cane, although I was wisecracking with one of my friends about using the cane as a defensive secondary for rapier fighting.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:54:28 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Will do.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:55:04 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I can probably find a good home for the music/notebook, even if I personally don't use it.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:55:41 PM EDT] <The_Bee> I attended the Highland games once in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The action was so far from the viewingstand I could barely see anything.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:55:46 PM EDT] <Evie> Might be a good idea to transfer the music from cassette to a digital format anyway, since cassettes tend to degrade over time
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:55:57 PM EDT] <Evie> and it's harder to find players for them
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:56:17 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yep, and I'd imagine someone somewhere in the SCA dance community knows how to do that or can find a way to get it transferred.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:56:19 PM EDT] <KK> Evan if I were still playing, my knees aren't up to that kind of exertion, these days. Not to a cane yet, but it's probably coming. But I see an orthopedist on TUesday, who may try giving me a shot in the knee, and we'll see how it does. My physiotherapist has recomme3nded it.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:56:39 PM EDT] <KK> Rented fingers tonight.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:56:42 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Usually the cortisone shots are helpful, or at least, the ones I've had have mostly been.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:03 PM EDT] <Shiral> Knees can be cranky joints
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:26 PM EDT] <KK> I'm not looking forward to it, but I don't look forward to the knee pain, either. It's worth a try.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:27 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Indeed. I read recently where someone called them "failure pulleys." :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:30 PM EDT] <Evie> LOL! My mom just arrived and knocked on the window to let Dad know she was about to come in. Dad said "I think that's either Mom or a very big termite!"
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:36 PM EDT] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:54 PM EDT] <KK> I'd go with Big Termite. ;-)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:57:59 PM EDT] <The_Bee> LOL!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:58:09 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Evie, I think your mom just acquired a new nickname. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:58:10 PM EDT] <Evie> Yeah, that must be it, KK. We grow them large in 'Bama. :-D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:58:15 PM EDT] <Shiral> She's tough on the woodwork.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:58:26 PM EDT] <Evie> No, she's Teeny Termite. She's only 4'9" or thereabouts.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:58:49 PM EDT] <The_Bee> termites bigger than cockroaches?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:58:51 PM EDT] <KK> Speaking of 'Bama, how are the floods affecting you? The weather is really wreaking havoc this season.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:59:02 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Re: cortisone shots, they've given me upwards of three months of pain relief in all but one case, so I'll take five minutes of owie shot in exchange for that. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:59:15 PM EDT] <Evie> We have had nothing but sunshine here all week, so no floods in this area.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [5:59:36 PM EDT] <Shiral> Glad you're not having to contend with that, Evie
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:00:01 PM EDT] <KK> I'll keep that in mind. But I understand that they can only repeat that treatment about 3 times, after which it doesn't work anymore, plus it starts to do more damage to the area. Or so I gather.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:00:18 PM EDT] <The_Bee> any more tornados lately?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:00:23 PM EDT] <DesertRose> They can repeat it no more frequently than every three months. I'm not sure about only three times.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:00:47 PM EDT] <KK> Ah. Maybe I was misremembering.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:00:48 PM EDT] <Shiral> At some point, we have to work at keeping the bend in our knees
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:02:12 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And there's another medication administered via intraarticular injection that they'll often try when cortisone isn't cutting it any more but they're trying to avoid or postpone surgery, but I can't remember the name of it.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:02:26 PM EDT] <The_Bee> The vet says Melantha's bloodwork has improved. She gave me a gadget to get the azodyl tablets into her mouth.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:03:00 PM EDT] <Evie> Sorry, distracted. My mom's friend is here too and is talking to me, so it's hard to carry on two conversations at once.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:03:23 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Okay, there are several, Synvisc, Euflexxa, and Orthovisc. They help the body regenerate the joint fluid.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:03:41 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Good re Melantha's bloodwork, and I hope you can get the meds into her.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:03:59 PM EDT] <KK> Intraarticular? I've never heard of that. THey give it in the artery instead of a vein? Whywould that be?
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:04:02 PM EDT] <Shiral> Medicating cats--one of my least favorite things
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:04:04 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Into the joint.
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:04:19 PM EDT] <The_Bee> She's lost weight, which is not good.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:04:25 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Poor kitty. :(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:04:38 PM EDT] <bynw> medicating cats is a difficult task at best
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:04:46 PM EDT] <KK> Poor Melantha. Remind me again how old she is?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:05:15 PM EDT] <Shiral> The cat's absolute resistance to the process never helps
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:05:35 PM EDT] <The_Bee> She needs kidney-helping food, but the main thing is getting her to eat SOMETHING.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:05:59 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yeah, cats are not generally fans of doing anything they don't want to do, and taking meds is pretty high on that list.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:06:19 PM EDT] <The_Bee> She'll be t August. Andshe lost a kidney to cancer in 2015.hirteen in
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:06:43 PM EDT] <KK> Will she eat sardines? That helped one of our elderly cats, gave him several more years of good quality life.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:06:51 PM EDT] <The_Bee> thirteen in August. My computer has rented fingers.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:06:55 PM EDT] <Evie> I probably ought to go. I now have two Filipina chatterboxes here with no concept of me being in a virtual conversation and needing to focus, so I guess I need to return to the non-virtual world.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:03 PM EDT] <Shiral> Neither is bathing. Or sub-Q hydration.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:17 PM EDT] <The_Bee> glad you made it for a while.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:18 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Okay, g'night, Evie!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:23 PM EDT] <bynw> night Evie
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:26 PM EDT] <Shiral> IT's a time when cat lovers really need about three sets of extra arms
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:26 PM EDT] <KK> Gus has just joined me on my lap.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:28 PM EDT] <Shiral> Night, Evie
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:33 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi Gus
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:48 PM EDT] <KK> Nighters, Evie.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:52 PM EDT] <Evie> Evie steps onto the Transfer Portal and disappears in a shower of blue-violet sparkles.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:54 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Hi, Gus ! Skritches to you
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:55 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I shudder to think of Merlin needing to be pilled.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:07:57 PM EDT] <Evie> Goodnight!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:04 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hey Gus, I hope you're doing your best to be good company for Katherine
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:30 PM EDT] <KK> He is my bed-buddy. And spends most of his time now on my bed.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:42 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Awwww!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:43 PM EDT] <Shiral> Glad he knows you need some extra love
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:52 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Carys didn't love it (the one time I've had to do it, for a kitty cold), but she tolerated it, especially since she got a treat afterwards.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:56 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Sweet Gus!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:08:59 PM EDT] <bynw> cats and pills dont mix ... you cant just mix it in with their food. they find it and spit it out or dont eat it to begin with ... unlike a dog which will inhale any food items or near food items
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:09:47 PM EDT] <Shiral> The late Panther would accept the pill in his mouth, then sit there giving me the evil eye. as soon as I would let go of him, he spat the pill out
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:10:18 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Melantha is supposed to get the Azodyl on an empty stomach. How do I know when her stomach is empty/
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:10:51 PM EDT] <Shiral> Best to do it before you feed her first thing
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:10:54 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I don't like to do this, so I don't unless it's absolutely necessary, but if you put the pill in the cat's mouth, close their jaw, and cover their nostrils with a finger, they'll swallow the pill so they can open their mouths for a breath. It sucks, but it gets the job done fairly quickly.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:10:58 PM EDT] <bynw> you probably would have to put food out of reach and give it to her in the morning
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:11:23 PM EDT] <The_Bee> //////////////////that might work.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:11:37 PM EDT] <bynw> that's a good tip DesertRose, not a nice thing to do to a cat but i'm sure it works
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:12:08 PM EDT] <Shiral> you have to wait until they lick their nose with their tongue to know if they swallowed it. I got better at pilling at the end of Pan's life. He had less fight in in him, and I had my technique perfected
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:12:10 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Melantha is very good at clamping her jaw closed.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:12:46 PM EDT] <KK> Nicholas gets a quarter of a kitty-Rimaadyl tablet every second day, poked into his mouth as he's starting to chow down on breakfast. Most of the time, it stays in and he swallows, but maybe 1 in 3 or 4 times, I have to retrieve it and try again. But it does help. And because he's really focused on breakfast, that distracts him enough so that the pill goes down.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:13:13 PM EDT] <Shiral> Until at last, the vet said the pillls weren't helping anymore. I just couldn't bear to put an 18 year-old cat through chemo even if I'd had the money then. So, we said farewell. But he'd had a good life.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:13:20 PM EDT] <The_Bee> She's supposed to wait 2 hours before eating, but she's also supposed to get lots to eat.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:00 PM EDT] <KK> I hear you, on recognizing when it's time to let them go, Shiral. When Warner was diagnosed with lymphoma, the vet said we'd try to shrink the tumors with prednisone, and when/if that didn't work. chemo woult be the next step. I decided then and there that I wasn't going to put him through that. So we released him to the Rainbow Bridge, and I told him to find Scott and Oswald. He was a good dog, and I still miss him.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:38 PM EDT] <DF64> hi everyone!!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:40 PM EDT] <Shiral> I hope he, Scott and Oswald are taking wonderful afternoon walks together in the summerland, KK.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:41 PM EDT] <The_Bee> When was this, KK?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:46 PM EDT] <DesertRose> HI DF64
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:56 PM EDT] <Shiral> It's very hard to say farewell to beloved animals, though.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:59 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hi DF
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:16:59 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Hi DF64
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:04 PM EDT] <KK> The friday after Scott died. That was not the best6 week of my life.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:09 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yikes, no!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:16 PM EDT] <The_Bee> bummer
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:29 PM EDT] <Shiral> May is hard, as I had to say goodbye to Nina in 2010, and Francesca in 2016
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:33 PM EDT] <KK> And then, Sasha on GOod Friday, also from lymphoma.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:40 PM EDT] <DesertRose> :(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:42 PM EDT] <Shiral> To say the least, KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:56 PM EDT] <The_Bee> :(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:17:58 PM EDT] <DF64> And saying goodbye to my dad last year
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:18:46 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Is Gus your last remaining animal, KK?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:19:03 PM EDT] <KK> But we carry on. And Booker is no longer searching the house for his absent brothers. Seems to be adjusting to being an only dog.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:19:05 PM EDT] <bynw> i'll 2nd that comment about May being hard
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:19:31 PM EDT] <Shiral> Spring seems to be hard on my pet population. I had to let Isadora go back in March of 2004, and Pan in April of 2006
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:19:38 PM EDT] <KK> No, Bee. Still bave Booker and Nicholas.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:19:45 PM EDT] <KK> have
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:20:04 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hope Booker too, is looking after you well, KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:20:21 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Oh, good
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:20:21 PM EDT] <The_Bee> 1
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:20:37 PM EDT] <DesertRose> So the household is Gus, Nicholas, Booker, and you now?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:20:53 PM EDT] <KK> He's very protective; sleeps in front of the bedroom doorway at night. I know he'd eat any bad person who tried to come through during the night--if I didn't shoot the guy first.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:15 PM EDT] <KK> Yes, DR. And for the next few weeks, Cameron as well.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:28 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Dogs are like that. Even the friendliest, most sociable dogs will jump all over anyone who threatens their humans.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:31 PM EDT] <bynw> you can always shoot the bad guy and then Booker can eat him
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:41 PM EDT] <KK> True. And that works for me.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:41 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi judyward
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:46 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hi Judyward
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:51 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Does Nicholas try to boss Gus around?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:53 PM EDT] <bynw> hi judy
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:21:54 PM EDT] <KK> Just don't want to shoot Booker.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:22:01 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Ack, no!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:22:05 PM EDT] <Shiral> No, that would be a sad event
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:22:13 PM EDT] <bynw> yeah that would be very sad
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:22:28 PM EDT] <KK> No. THey mostly ignore one another. Nicholas lives in his own little 19-year-old world, mostly in the cat pantry.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:22:36 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I feel bad enough if I accidentally step on Carys' toes or tail.
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[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:22:46 PM EDT] <Shiral> And hopefully, nobody will be dumb enough to try to intrude at Edgehill
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:02 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Never mind that would happen a lot less frequently if a certain feline would refrain from being directly underfoot at all times. ;)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:03 PM EDT] <judyward> Hi, y'all!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:16 PM EDT] <KK> I make no secret of the fact that I'm armed and dangerous. ;-)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:17 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Hi Judy
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:20 PM EDT] <bynw> hi judy
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:23 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Rehi judyward
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:23:50 PM EDT] <judyward> Everyone OK?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:24:01 PM EDT] <DF64> 12AOK!!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:24:02 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hanging in there. :)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:24:21 PM EDT] <The_Bee> same here.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:24:31 PM EDT] <Shiral> Bumbling on.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:24:31 PM EDT] <KK> Hanging, too.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:24:55 PM EDT] <judyward> Lou is on crutches but I'm fairly good.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:25:00 PM EDT] <bynw> doing alright ... it's now June and that's a pretty good month. May is behind us and 1 day in May always sucks. Ask me in the middle of July and it will be different, a suck day there
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:25:04 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Ow, what happened to Lou?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:26:12 PM EDT] <DesertRose> June is usually a pretty decent month, yeah. I'm hoping to get to an SCA event in a couple of weeks, and Father's Day this year ought to prove amusing.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:26:30 PM EDT] <judyward> He was getting out of the tub and stepped out with his right leg (formerly known as his "good" leg) twisted to get left food out, right knee popped. soon ER people came to get him as he couldn't walk at all.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:26:36 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Ouch!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:26:38 PM EDT] <KK> And this past week, we got the front porch column scaffolded and the rotten capital hacked out; waiting for a new one to be made. Also got the dead crown molding hacked out and the wall smoothened out, profile drawn for replacement moldings, wall paint scraped where necessary, and hopefuly all will be reassembled in a week or two.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:26:49 PM EDT] <Shiral> Is there a particular reason why Father's Day is more amusing this year, DR?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:26:54 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yay for renovations getting there.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:27:22 PM EDT] <judyward> Oh, you are really making progress on the house, KK!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:27:22 PM EDT] <Shiral> Wow, work is definitely proceeding well, KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:27:32 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Last year for my stepdad's birthday, I bought him this: https://postimg.cc/jWhKqx8X
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:27:46 PM EDT] <The_Bee> I bet you'll be glad when all the repairs and renovations are done, KK.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:27:48 PM EDT] <DesertRose> The lighting in that photo is a bit weird; the cup is white, not light blue.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:28:03 PM EDT] <Shiral> That sounds about right for me, too
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:28:08 PM EDT] <KK> I like that, DR. I think I'd like your step-dad, too.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:28:22 PM EDT] <judyward> Love the cup, DR!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:28:32 PM EDT] <KK> Indeed, Bee.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:29:32 PM EDT] <Shiral> Hope just the right new home comes along at the right moment, KK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:02 PM EDT] <judyward> Timing is everything.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:14 PM EDT] <Shiral> It sure is
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:19 PM EDT] <The_Bee> and luck helps too.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:35 PM EDT] <Shiral> Definitely
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:49 PM EDT] <KK> Yes, and the sooner I can get this house on the market, the better.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:50 PM EDT] <DesertRose> He liked it so well my mom asked me to order another. https://postimg.cc/Y48Z5S7z
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:30:53 PM EDT] <judyward> Yep, good luck plays a big part when buying or selling.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:31:02 PM EDT] <DesertRose> That one actually IS blue. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:31:36 PM EDT] <judyward> It's just adorable. But we'd have to have dogs.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:31:56 PM EDT] <DesertRose> It comes in pink, too, but I didn't think he'd go for a pink one. Although, in the right mood, he might just to be contrary. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:32:25 PM EDT] <judyward> Hey, he might, or he might let your Mom drink out of it.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:32:43 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Well, Mom isn't a coffee drinker any more, and she doesn't cuss anywhere near as often as he does. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:33:22 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Since his birthday is in May, the Pod-Child and I went in on this set for Mother's Day for Mom and birthday for my stepdad: https://www.etsy.com/listing/214256244/his-and-her-gift-his-coffee-and-her-tea
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:34:03 PM EDT] <judyward> The older I get, the more I cuss. I need to stop because it would probably shock people in the nursing home if I end up in one.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:34:07 PM EDT] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:34:41 PM EDT] <judyward> Those are great!!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:34:42 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Funny, my stepdad is like that. He never was all that careful about adult language, but the older he gets, the fewer damns he has to give and the more he says. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:35:26 PM EDT] <KK> brb
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:35:48 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I wasn't even looking for that set when I found it; that same Etsy shop has a mug that reads, "Only the best moms get promoted to Mimi," (the Pod-Child calls my mother Mimi) and I was looking at that when I saw the set that was just perfect for my parents. :D:
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:36:08 PM EDT] <judyward> Good choice!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:36:15 PM EDT] <Shiral> People forget that those living in nursing homes have been around the block a few times and have a life-time of experiences, good and bad. If they weren't straight-laced when they went in, why should they suddenly become that way when they are residents?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:36:38 PM EDT] <DesertRose> We're not all coffee drinkers, but do not talk to any member of my family until we are sufficiently caffeinated.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:36:46 PM EDT] <DesertRose> True, Shiral!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:36:58 PM EDT] <judyward> Just a quick note, we are now catless for the first time in 38 years. Jethro passed last Mon at the vets.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:08 PM EDT] <Shiral> Very sorry, Judy
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:11 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And as for the staff, medical personnel have seen and heard A LOT.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:12 PM EDT] <The_Bee> :(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:24 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Aw, I'm sorry. Poor kitty. :(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:32 PM EDT] <judyward> Thanks. He went downhill very quickly.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:39 PM EDT] <Shiral> Dmitri has suddenly realized it's Kitty Supper time. Better go feed the pygmy lions
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:42 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Sometimes that's how it is, but it sucks.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:37:44 PM EDT] <Shiral> BRB
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:38:55 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Carys has been shedding like a fiend, but her coat doesn't seem any thinner and I don't see any bald patches, so I'm guessing it's just this godawful heat (even in the air-conditioned comfort of our apartment). It's been 95+ for the highs for over a week, which is freaking ridiculous for late May-early June. It'd be a heat wave even in August.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:39:15 PM EDT] <judyward> It's getting really warm, too.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:39:28 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And she isn't otherwise acting off, either.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:39:32 PM EDT] <judyward> It was 80 when I got up at 8 this AM
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:40:05 PM EDT] <bynw> upper 70s today and very low humidity .. .it was a nice day out
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:40:15 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I went out to the supermarket last night at about 9 pm, and it was still horribly hot and muggy, even a good hour after sunset.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:40:26 PM EDT] <judyward> We've been in the lower 90s but not over 95 so far.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:40:34 PM EDT] <DesertRose> bynw, can you ship some of that weather this way please? ;)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:40:50 PM EDT] <bynw> what your describing right now DR will be my july and august
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:41:01 PM EDT] <judyward> No kidding! I'd love a 70s day!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:41:13 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Oh, for anyone who came in later, Laurna is out with her sister and DerynifanK is attending her grandson's concert but may pop in afterwards.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:41:26 PM EDT] <judyward> OK< thanks!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:41:55 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And Jemler is still in the hospital, where he has been for three weeks and counting now (per his sister, on his FB). :(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:42:29 PM EDT] <judyward> Oh, no! I hope he will be better soon!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:43:20 PM EDT] * The_Bee sends better-health woodgies in Jemler's direction.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:43:57 PM EDT] <Shiral> I have returned
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:44:03 PM EDT] <judyward> YAY!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:44:06 PM EDT] <Shiral> Oh dear! =o(
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:44:06 PM EDT] <bynw> the lions fed?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:44:25 PM EDT] <judyward> Must feed the lions.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:44:37 PM EDT] <Shiral> Yup Lions are now happy
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:44:52 PM EDT] <KK> I'm back. Had to feed Mr. Dog.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:00 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Booker says, "Chow, please."
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:06 PM EDT] <bynw> i have a kitty meowing at me, i guess she wants to be the center of all attention
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:12 PM EDT] <KK> Poor Jemler! I hope he's getting better.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:16 PM EDT] <Shiral> I made a sheet pan dinner with roasted shrimp last week. I had enough left over to share a shrimp a apiece with the cats. OH they were so happy!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:25 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I have a kitty on my desk, making a pillow out of my mouse mat.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:30 PM EDT] <bynw> i bet they were Shiral
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:47 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yeah, I can see kitties being VERY happy with shrimp as a treat!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:45:49 PM EDT] <KK> And Judyward, so sorry to hear about Jethro. In a way, it's good that they often go downhill rapid.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:46:13 PM EDT] <Shiral> I had to pick up Dmitri and walk into another room with him, or he would have finished Tati's share for her. He complained very loudly the whole time!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:46:25 PM EDT] <DesertRose> The current flavor of cat treats I have are salmon flavored, and Carys is most fond!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:46:27 PM EDT] <judyward> Thanks, KK. I was glad it was not a long illness.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:46:30 PM EDT] <The_Bee> We want them to be healthy til the end.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:46:52 PM EDT] <Shiral> Sometimes a short illness can be a blessing. But it's still hard to say farewell to the cats and dogs we love
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:46:58 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Indeed.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:00 PM EDT] <bynw> very
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:11 PM EDT] <KK> ly. That's what happened with Sasha. He'd suddenly lost a lot of weight, while I was otherwise occupied dealing with Scott's passing. And when he stopped eating, on top of the weight loss, that was curtain time.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:14 PM EDT] <bynw> my surviving baby bengal kitty is 13 years old now
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:21 PM EDT] <judyward> Yes, he was fairly happy up till then. If you want to see pix of him, it's on my FB page
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:36 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I mean, they don't live long enough to suit me (or any of us, I imagine), but I'd rather they not suffer a prolonged illness/decline.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:41 PM EDT] <judyward> 13 is not necessarily old for cats.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:54 PM EDT] <DesertRose> It's not all that young, though.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:47:58 PM EDT] <Shiral> Poor Sasha. It was definitely a hard spring for your two footed and four footed animal family this year
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:48:31 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Melantha's been on borrowed time since she lost a kidney to cancer.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:48:34 PM EDT] <KK> Sasha was 16, so he'[d had good innings, but it was still hard to let him go.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:48:51 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Sometimes it's harder in a way, when they're old, because they've been with you so long.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:48:55 PM EDT] <judyward> It never gets any easier.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:49:10 PM EDT] <bynw> 13 for an indoor cat makes them about 68 in equivilant human age
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:49:27 PM EDT] <Shiral> There's no good time. But clarity about the necessity to let them go helps
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:49:28 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I cried like a toddler when we lost Catarina and Roxanne within two months of each other (ages 20 and 18 respectively) in 2009.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:49:33 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yes, true, Shiral
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:50:03 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Even though they were straight-up venerable in terms of cat ages.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:50:04 PM EDT] <Shiral> I knew I had to let Nina go, and the same with Francesca. But neither of them had been with me for very long.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:50:58 PM EDT] <Shiral> Pan spent 18 years with me, convinced he was actually my husband.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:51:26 PM EDT] <DesertRose> KK, I've been re-reading the "author's cut" of your first trilogy on Kindle lately. (Obvious subject change is obvious. ;) )
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:51:46 PM EDT] <Shiral> But a good idea. =o)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:52:00 PM EDT] <judyward> I've been thinking of reading that.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:52:28 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I have bookshelves now, but I want to leave my personal library boxed and wrapped until November to avoid Bed Bug Infestation: Part Deux.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:52:54 PM EDT] <judyward> Having bedbugs would make me paranoid about them too.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:53:14 PM EDT] <DesertRose> But they are pretty bookshelves, and they will wait patiently a few more months until I can get the boxes of books and load the poor lonely bookshelves with all my lovely books. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:53:37 PM EDT] <DesertRose> So a lot of my recent reading has been on Kindle or in library books.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:53:37 PM EDT] <judyward> Then you'll feel at home.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:53:38 PM EDT] <The_Bee> "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite!"
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:53:51 PM EDT] <KK> Kindle books are probably the best bet for now.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:53:54 PM EDT] <judyward> 'Night, Bee!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:03 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Heavens love the library; public libraries rank VERY high on my list of "the best ideas humankind has ever had."
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:06 PM EDT] <KK> Night, Bee.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:09 PM EDT] <judyward> Oh, sorry! Bedbugs! Duh!!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:17 PM EDT] <Shiral> Night, Bee
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:37 PM EDT] <The_Bee> I'm not leaving, I was just quoting something we used to say when I was young.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:45 PM EDT] <Shiral> I agree, DR. Oh Sorry, Bee
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:50 PM EDT] <bynw> i dont think she's leaving ... just quoting
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:54:58 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I think a lot of people expect me to be anti-E-reader because I majored in English.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:00 PM EDT] <judyward> And I misunderstood & thought you were leaving
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:12 PM EDT] <The_Bee> That's okay
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:18 PM EDT] <KK> And the "sleeping tight" refers to the ropes that used to support the mattress in the old days--which would be pretty uncomfortable if they got too saggy.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:20 PM EDT] <Shiral> The text is the same--you're just reading it in a different form
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:25 PM EDT] <judyward> We used to say that every night with Mom when we were kids.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:45 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I'm a "both is good" kind of English major. I still love a nice paper book and the smell of a used book shop is one of my favorite things, but e-readers are handy and particularly nice for keeping luggage weight to a minimum when traveling.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:55:48 PM EDT] <The_Bee> I never knew that, KK!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:20 PM EDT] Join Derynifank (uid323731@8027A0.235D62.FE55A7.F8500A) has joined this channel.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:27 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Hi Derynifank!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:27 PM EDT] <bynw> hi Derynifank
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:29 PM EDT] <The_Bee> Hi DFK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:29 PM EDT] <judyward> HI, DFK
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:32 PM EDT] <DesertRose> How was your grandson's show?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:33 PM EDT] <Shiral> Reading matter without bulk or weight is good when traveling
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:56:45 PM EDT] <Derynifank> Hi everyone. Sorry I'm late
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:57:15 PM EDT] <KK> True. Now, if I can just locate my tablet, amid all the "stuff" that's accumulated in my office. Making good progress, though.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:57:40 PM EDT] <DesertRose> And having the Kindle app on my phone (plus another e-reader app that is library-specific) is awfully nice for when I end up having to kill time somewhere out in public and I didn't bring a paper book with me.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:57:56 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Since I generally have my phone with me anyway.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:57:56 PM EDT] <bynw> no need to apologize we are open 24/7 here :)
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:57:57 PM EDT] Quit DF64 (Mibbit@FD3571.B3FC33.875C81.72B15B) has left this server (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:10 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Ack, DF64 got mibbited!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:22 PM EDT] <Derynifank> The show wAas terrific. He is in a jazz group at school (among other musical things, and they are really good.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:31 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Cool!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:35 PM EDT] <Shiral> Decluttering prior to moving is a great way to find things.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:39 PM EDT] <The_Bee> How old is he?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:43 PM EDT] <judyward> Sounds like a talented kid.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:58:59 PM EDT] <KK> I also now have Scott's former tablet, though I've yet to get it set up for much used besides shooting bubbles. I'm sure Cameron can sort it out. And I've temporarily misplaced the power cord for my little laptop--and this, after Anna very kindly reconfigured it so it acts like my desktop.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:01 PM EDT] <Shiral> I found my bike lock keys on my bedroom floor when I was getting decluttered before my move
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:09 PM EDT] <DesertRose> The son of a friend of mine auditioned yesterday for our city's youth orchestra. I think he's going to wind up at the same high school the Pod-Child attended (magnet school for the arts).
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:27 PM EDT] <Derynifank> He is. He plays several instruments and is the main arranger,transriber for the band
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:29 PM EDT] <judyward> Great!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:32 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Oh, wow!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:41 PM EDT] <judyward> What did Pod Child do?
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:47 PM EDT] <Shiral> They would be lucky to get him!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [6:59:50 PM EDT] <DesertRose> She was a film/television production major.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:00 PM EDT] <Derynifank> Cool DR. I love seeing kids involved in the arts
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:04 PM EDT] <judyward> Oh, that's an interesting field!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:30 PM EDT] <Shiral> Tati is here to say hello
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:31 PM EDT] <DesertRose> She has been a good photographer since she was a little Pod-Child, and while she knew fairly early on that she wasn't going to pursue cinematic arts as a career, she got a lot out of the program and enjoyed it.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:34 PM EDT] <Derynifank> He is 17 and will be a senior next year. Is planning a career in music.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:35 PM EDT] <KK> Yes, Shiral. When when I had to clear the dining room so the plasterer could work, that necessitated moving all the bric-a-brac into another room, and touching each and every pirce--which told me a lot about the editing that will occur before the room is reassumbled. And that's a liberating thing.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:44 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Please convey my greetings to the Grand Duchess. :D
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:00:45 PM EDT] <KK> reassembled
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:03 PM EDT] <Shiral> It's amazing how much we can accumulate
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:33 PM EDT] <KK> Indeed.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:34 PM EDT] <Shiral> She sends you a check rub along your ankle and a meep in greeting, DR
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:35 PM EDT] <The_Bee> and lose
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:43 PM EDT] <DesertRose> You never realize how much STUFF you have until you have to move.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:55 PM EDT] <Derynifank> In downsizing you do find some things, but I found I also lost some things that were never found Havee no idea where they went
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:01:56 PM EDT] <bynw> thats very true
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:02:10 PM EDT] <KK> And Scott was a collector, and of many different kinds of things, so there's even more to deal with.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:02:11 PM EDT] <DesertRose> My mom lost her high school class ring in some move somewhere along the line.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:02:15 PM EDT] <Shiral> In the process, you find things that make you think "WHY did I ever buy YOU?"
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:02:25 PM EDT] <KK> Yes!
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:02:39 PM EDT] <DesertRose> I think it may have been either when she and my stepdad got married and we moved in with him or when they bought the house and we moved from the duplex he'd been renting into the house.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:02:47 PM EDT] <Shiral> I deal with miniature urban sprawl
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:03:00 PM EDT] <The_Bee> One former apartment was such a mess, I just left almost everything behind and bought new furniture.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:03:01 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Because I remember seeing it when I was little; it had a blue stone because her school colors were blue and white.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:03:03 PM EDT] <judyward> Both happy & sad when you find things. Happy you found it; sad it was missing so long.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:03:09 PM EDT] <Derynifank> My DDH is a collector too so I dread the next time we move
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:04:07 PM EDT] <Shiral> I remember finding a favorite pin of mine in my closet, pinned to the front of a blouse I hadn't worn since the previous winter. I was so happy at the time, since was afraid that pin was gone forever
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:04:16 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Oh, and speaking of rings with blue stones, I finally got off my duff and got a price on having a sapphire (the Pod-Child's birthstone) added to my mom's ring that already had her birthstone, mine, and my stepdad's, and it's now at the jeweler's.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:04:17 PM EDT] <judyward> My brother is my executor and I've told him he will have to sort.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:04:44 PM EDT] <Derynifank> That is lovely DR
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:05:02 PM EDT] <DesertRose> It's hard to find an actual jeweler any more though.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:05:07 PM EDT] <Shiral> When my mom downsized to sell her old house, we had a day with all four of us dividing up the things she was giving away.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:05:17 PM EDT] <judyward> So if she's already on the ring, why are you adding again. DR
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:05:46 PM EDT] <KK> Mom is there, not pod-child.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:05:51 PM EDT] <DesertRose> Yes, KK beat me to it.
[Sunday, June 2, 2019] [7:05:57 PM EDT] <judyward> Oh, OK.
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James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

 


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