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Old 06-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #3071
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:13 AM   #3072
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We don't have many skeeters here. It's too dry of a climate here to support them. But up at the river about an hour away, they are abundant. We have rattlesnakes and scorpions, though. I guess there are nuisance critters everywhere.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:12 AM   #3073
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:13 AM   #3074
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We don't have many skeeters here. It's too dry of a climate here to support them. But up at the river about an hour away, they are abundant. We have rattlesnakes and scorpions, though. I guess there are nuisance critters everywhere.
I would rather have rattlesnakes and scorpions. If you leave them alone, they leave you alone. Skeeters are the animal that kills the most humans. Just saw this today:

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Old 06-16-2014, 03:02 PM   #3075
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I still have this stinking cold! And no, I don't feel any better. Looks like I will miss my PT on Thursday again.

And now The Pirate has it. He told me that was the thanks he gets for taking care of me when I was at my worst.

Right now I am waiting for my Roomba to arrive. I know it reached the Boston distribution center, but that is all I can find out. When I tried to register to receive update emails, it has this address as a commercial building and cannot register me. Evidently I am living in a warehouse or factory. Oh joy! Today it feels like I am living in Hell!
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:56 PM   #3076
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The two Indian stores where I usually buy brown basmati rice were both out. I bought some overpriced organic brown basmati at the health food store. It hardly tastes basmati and it didn't cook quite like basmati. I just read the label, "Not suitable for consumption by persons with an allergy to milk, peanut, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts and wheat." Come on guys. I shouldn't have to worry about that when I'm buying rice. I am not a happy camper. 25 years ago, I used to buy wonderful organic, brown basmati.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:00 AM   #3077
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Got a tick on me on Friday. Happened to brush the right side of my belly, just under the rib cage and felt something. I looked down and thought I had a bloody skin tag where there had never been one. I thought it odd that it could grow there, and so quickly. I was concerned because of its color. I had DW take a closer look. She discovered that it was a tick. Fortunately, it wasn't a deer tick. There is no bulls-eye around it, and so I don't believe I've contracted any nasty microbes. The tick was far too large to be a deer tick. Even so, I had ticks even more than I hate mosquitoes.

In my part of the U.P. we have lots of wood ticks, but no cases of lyme disease as the deer ticks seem to stay on the western side of the peninsula. We never had ticks through the 1980's. But we do now.

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The two Indian stores where I usually buy brown basmati rice were both out. I bought some overpriced organic brown basmati at the health food store. It hardly tastes basmati and it didn't cook quite like basmati. I just read the label, "Not suitable for consumption by persons with an allergy to milk, peanut, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts and wheat." Come on guys. I shouldn't have to worry about that when I'm buying rice. I am not a happy camper. 25 years ago, I used to buy wonderful organic, brown basmati.
Perhaps they are covering their backs (and fronts and sides!) against anyone suing them or perhaps it was packed in a factory where peanuts, wheat, etc are packed or used.
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I was browsing this thread and saw that you were awaiting your Roomba a few weeks back. How are you getting on with it? I keep looking at them in the catalogue and wondering. What happens in the corners? Is it good enough at what it does to be a "stand alone" vacuum cleaner or would it be necessary to retain a more powerful cleaner for the weekly blitz?
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Got a tick on me on Friday. Happened to brush the right side of my belly, just under the rib cage and felt something. I looked down and thought I had a bloody skin tag where there had never been one. I thought it odd that it could grow there, and so quickly. I was concerned because of its color. I had DW take a closer look. She discovered that it was a tick. Fortunately, it wasn't a deer tick. There is no bulls-eye around it, and so I don't believe I've contracted any nasty microbes. The tick was far too large to be a deer tick. Even so, I had ticks even more than I hate mosquitoes.

In my part of the U.P. we have lots of wood ticks, but no cases of lyme disease as the deer ticks seem to stay on the western side of the peninsula. We never had ticks through the 1980's. But we do now.

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That's awful that you were bitten by a tick but the good news is that most of them don't carry any disease. I hope that's true for you.

The not so good news is there are other tick-borne diseases carried by ticks in Michigan (plus other states) and by ticks other than the tick that conveys Lyme, which is Ixodes scapularis (Black Legged tick or deer tick). Those are the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), and brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and they look different from the 'deer tick'.

I assume you tossed the tick after you thought it wasn't a tick that could make you sick. Too bad. But, as I said, most ticks don't carry any human pathogens so you are probably clear.

The problem is most people go to the CDC for their information on Lyme disease instead of the groups that are knowledgeable about Lyme and co-infections.

Such a group, in your area, is the Welcome To The Michigan Lyme Disease Association!. Linda Lobes is an e-friend of mine and has been active in Michigan for more than a decade with the real truth about tick-borne diseases in her State. You can do no better than to contact her. I hope you do---- plus I sincerely hope you won't get sick with any of the many co-infections that a tick might give a person. The chances are you won't but believe me Lyme and other co-infections are nothing to be sanguine about!
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