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Re: Observations
« Reply #560 on: July 04, 2018, 10:41:48 am »
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is happening!  Dementia has finally reared its ugly head inside my head.

We take care of our two oldest granddaughters on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and every other Friday.  I believe I mentioned before that with the summer schedule they come to our house at around 7:15 AM.  So I always get up and unlock the front door for them before they arrive.  Then I am either back to watching TV or here on the computer.  What does this have to do with my dementia, you ask?

Today is a Wednesday.  I woke early and proceeded to unlock the door as usual.  My wife called me around 7:10.......We communicate by phone saving have to actually walk down the hall......and she said that if the girls wanted breakfast she would have to go to the dairy and get some milk.  Most times the girls eat before they come over.  7:25 and the girls are not here. 

BIG DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o

It is July 4th and my daughter and son-in-law have the day off. ::)

Oh well, Happy July 4th everyone from my demented state. :P

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Re: Observations
« Reply #561 on: July 04, 2018, 11:35:34 am »
Post Script............

I repeat that my wife said if the girls wanted breakfast she would have to go get milk.

She just came in the room and asked if I wanted some Cheerios and I said yes.

Its getting really bad.

She poured the cereal and then went to get the milk out of the fridge.

Milk that doesn't exist in the fridge.

She then decided that maybe if she went back to bed the day would get better.

I am up with that.

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Offline Diane Amberg

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« Reply #562 on: July 05, 2018, 02:13:03 pm »
Unfortunately that sounds very normal to me!  I'm well into the "I went into a room and then didn't know why" stage.  Or, I lay something down and immediately can't find it. I couldn't understand why the mail was so late yesterday... until I finally remembered they have Independence Day off too!  I hadn't been watching Game of Thrones  at all and finally had the time to binge watch it, all seasons, over several days. Now I'm stuck on it and look forward to its return with a new season. Ain't gettin' older fun?  HA!

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« Reply #563 on: July 29, 2018, 11:28:19 am »
As I sit here today I am aware that on this day 44 years ago I said some things that were necessary to say.

They were wedding vows..........in an office of a court clerk in Las Vegas.

For better or worse........mostly better.
In health and sickness.............been through a lot of that.

Ceremony was followed by a buffet lunch at the Frontier Casino and then the five hour long ride home.

In my mind this is not much to celebrate other than we got married.  She doesn't really remember much of it anymore.  And it is somewhat dim of a memory for me.  This is not like we had a big wedding with a bunch of people and having a big reception.  Well there were a lot of people at the buffet but other than my brother and his wife we didn't know anyone else. :D

So when she gets up today we will say Happy Anniversary.  We will not exchange presents mostly because we don't really need anything and if there is something we want we just buy it for ourselves.  She doesn't like cut flowers because they don't last, preferring potted plants that we don't need anymore of. 

I am wondering if our children will remember this anniversary of their parents marriage.

Probably not...........well maybe.

 ;D

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« Reply #564 on: July 29, 2018, 05:52:59 pm »
Happy Anniversary!!!!!  Yes, after so long in marriage, we run out of possible anniversary presents. But Carl and I have found that just a quiet evening at home is sometimes a present in itself. Congrats!!!!!
Age & treachery will outlast youth & skill any time !!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #565 on: July 30, 2018, 10:07:04 am »
To follow up..........

The day passed quietly with no change in the normal routine.  As for our children remembering, our daughter did call last night and wish us a Happy Anniversary and asked if we needed anything.  I asked her to pick up a few things from the store and she did.  She was going to be out anyway. 

My sister-in-law who lives in Palm Springs sent a message with congratulations.  My brother passed in 1995 and she remarried and still keeps in touch with me occasionally.  She was at the wedding in Vegas.  She called me recently to see how I was doing and there was some mention of the wedding so that probably reminded her.  Still it was nice of her to send the messag

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Re: Observations
« Reply #566 on: August 04, 2018, 12:06:18 pm »
Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 48th on July 23. We went to a seafood place and had soft shell crab sandwiches with slaw and hush puppies. Our niece and her husband and step kids stopped by for a visit on their way to Ocean City Maryland. They live in AZ, so the kids had never seen an East Coast beach. Have a great day.

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« Reply #567 on: August 09, 2018, 10:41:47 am »
Observations.........

Last night as I was off to dreamland I heard on the news the Oklahoma is now the earthquake capitol of the country.  Some attribute this to fracking.  Then my sleep timer went off and so did the TV.

In my binge watching I see a lot of the same companies advertising such as Verizon.  One of their ads features the Verizon spokesman approaching a family of four beside an ice cream truck.  One version of this ad is that the family is not holding any ice cream and there is no ice cream involved.  The second version of this is that the family is holding ice cream cones as the spokesman makes his pitch.  The third version is that the spokesman walks past the family and gets a large order of ice cream.  I am left wondering why the company felt it necessary to release all three versions.

Another is Toyota.  For months now they used a very pretty spokeswoman to do their commercials.  Over time it became apparent she was pregnant but not too noticeable.  She wore oversize tops.  Then all of a sudden she appeared all nice and thin.  On closer inspection I thought that this was not the same woman but a very close look-a-like.  I wonder how long it took them to find her.  Or maybe it is the original and she has done a fantastic job in losing the baby weight.  Hmm,

Life is so much fun.

Binge watching can be so addicting. 

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« Reply #568 on: August 23, 2018, 09:30:39 pm »
A couple of thoughts.........

Did you ever know one of those people, an acquaintance, a friend, or a relative that seems to have a dark cloud over their head?  You know the kind of person that nothing seems to go right.......ever
I have one.  My wife's sister.  This woman is now 61, divorced, a grandmother whose family all live in Idaho.  She lacks any common sense whatsoever. 

Case in point.......the weekend before last she decided to visit us for the two days.  Now normally this is a take it or leave it thing with me.  She is not my sister but I tolerate her in deference to my wife.  When she was here she was asked to do some grocery shopping for us.  She asked to use my wife's car as hers was too junked up to load any groceries in.  The next day the battery was dead in my wife's car.  Our handyman came a few days later and took the battery in to be taken care of.  As it was a fairly new battery he was able to get a replacement for only a few dollars.  I am not sure how much money she spent (she can't find the receipt) but I didn't see a lot of groceries come in the house.  I am pretty sure she was able to find room in her car for groceries for her.

This last weekend she arrived on Friday night and the next day started working in the kitchen doing who knows what but it required extra air conditioning from a small air conditioner in the window, a ceiling fan going at full speed as well as the light.  This caused the circuit breaker to go and I had to go out a nearby door to the circuit breaker, dragging my O2 hose with me, stand on a small pile of firewood and reset the breaker.  Quite a physical drain on me.  When I came back in I mentioned that she shouldn't be running all those things at the same time.  "Oh really, I didn't know that. I'm sorry."  Two minutes after my little speech the breaker blew again.  So this time I turned off the A/C before resetting the breaker and told her to keep her fat hands off it.  The following day she began washing clothes (hers) and running the dryer.  After a few hours she came to tell me that the dryer didn't work.  I asked if it was working earlier.  "Oh yeah, it's been working fine".  I dragged my O2 hose as close as I could get to the garage and checked out the dryer.  It was a goner.  This is a Kenmore bought over 20 years ago and has been a good dryer.  So we called Sears and the guy came out and said the motor was shot and that he had one on the truck.  We brought up the question to him should we get it fixed or just move into the next century and buy a new one.  He said put the motor in and it will last another 20 years, that the new ones were junk.  The home warranty service paid for the motor and the labor and he decided to waive the 100 dollar deductible.  My wife can be such a sweet talker sometimes.  She did give him 40 dollars anyhow.

I take back all the nasty things I have said in the past about our home warranty program!

As we do a lot of binge watching on TV we both pick up on errors made on shows.  Case in point one show she was watching the dialogue went something like....."Let's reschedule this for April 31st".  There are only 30 days in April.  One that I was watching which is filmed here in L.A. the lead FBI agent radios to his team to set up a perimeter from Temple north to 2nd Street.  2nd Street is south of Temple.  Anyone who has lived and worked in L.A especially downtown knows this.  Makes you laugh sometimes.

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« Reply #569 on: August 25, 2018, 09:18:04 am »
When you live in a large urban area such as Los Angeles you see things that you would never see elsewhere.

Yesterday a tanker truck was in a collision with a SUV and flipped over and caught on fire stopping all traffic on the freeway.  Now this is going to take some time to clear this up probably all day.  Imagine you are in your car and you are at the start of the monstrous traffic jam.  Nobody is going anywhere.  In the traffic jam is a food truck or as we call them a roach coach.  Smart man.......he is not going anywhere soon so he props up his window side and begins selling food to those who are stuck with him.  He probably made more money sitting there on the freeway than he normally makes.

And.........when I worked in Hollywood back in the seventies at the music store there was a saying that if a celebrity dies two more will follow.  "They die in threes" was the saying.  This month we lost singer Aretha Franklin, then TV Host Robin Leach and Rock musician Lynard Skynard all in two weeks.

Just wanted to share that.

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