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Old 10-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #381
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No, I really don't need one any more (yes, I did). If I carried one now I think it would be to smack rude people! I'm trying to get back to normal, and I don't really need a cane any more. If I were to carry one (and, yes, I have one) it would just be for an outward sign for people to get the h#$% out of my way when I ask politely. Usually people in this town are very, very polite and occomodating. But this particular even draws in a lot of people from Chicago who seem to think those of us who live here should just get out of their way.
Claire, there are times when I don't need my cane, but I have learned to take it with me when I am out, specially if there is a lot of walking and/or crowds involved. Often I just have it hang on my wrist by the strap, but more often I actually walk with it just so a) I have my balance and b) so people know why I am walking slowly across the street, or am needing a seat on transit (which I find difficult to take in the first place).

I have come across rude people whether I have my cane with me or not. But the truth is, whether we have a disability or not and carry a cane or not, people have no business being rude like that. To quote the Princess, GRRR...
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #382
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I don't know why by I can't seem to get going today. Can't even decide what to make for dinner. Been staring at the freezer for 3 hours lol! Wish I could somehow get myself to love chicken again. Maybe I'll give it another go, most of my best recipes contain chicken.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:30 AM   #383
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My petty vent for today is...I cant stand hot weather

I have been lucky to be at home in the air conditioning all day, but still hate the hot weather
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:44 AM   #384
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I can't stand hot weather either! Don't like sweating, never gor the point of sunbathing either lol!
I fry my food, don't want to partially cook myself ;P
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Is it hot over there Snip in Summer?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:50 AM   #386
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Is it hot over there Snip in Summer?
Yes! It's 29 C today and it's spring. Summer it goes up to about 35-38 C.

Lived in Botswana for 8 years, it goes above 50 C in summer there
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:04 AM   #387
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Your Summers sound like ours here!

OMG...very hot in Botswana
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #388
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Your Summers sound like ours here!

OMG...very hot in Botswana
Our weather here is almost identical to yours. Friend of mine that lives in Sydney says it feels just like here. She forgets sometimes she's not home until someone speaks and the accent reminds her
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Claire, there are times when I don't need my cane, but I have learned to take it with me when I am out, specially if there is a lot of walking and/or crowds involved. Often I just have it hang on my wrist by the strap, but more often I actually walk with it just so a) I have my balance and b) so people know why I am walking slowly across the street, or am needing a seat on transit (which I find difficult to take in the first place).

I have come across rude people whether I have my cane with me or not. But the truth is, whether we have a disability or not and carry a cane or not, people have no business being rude like that. To quote the Princess, GRRR...
And if one is feeling snarky enough, one can whack someone with the cane.

I have thought about bringing mine with me when I take the bus, but I'm afraid I might lose it. Most people don't think I look my age (62), so they don't stand up for me unless I ask, and not always if I do. I really don't want to stand up on the bus because I have osteoporosis and I don't want to get knocked down or to fall.
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Liquid bandage is made for ticks... if you put it on them they back out on their own because they can't breathe...no digging! Vaseline works, too!
When we lived in Tacoma, I was managing some apartments. Some military tenents had gone home to Oregon for a week. My son was down in their apartment when they were unpacking. That night when I went to give him his bath, I saw a tick in his testicles. OMG. I took him to the ER and they kept pouring alcohol over the tick. It backed out and they put it in a spec jar. It was the kind that will give you Rocky Mountain Fever. A killer.

The next day I had Public Health folks at my door from Wash.DC, Wash. State and the city. It seems that there are no ticks in Wash State. How did it get there? It was in the tenants luggage. Jumped on my son's shorts and found a nice warm place.
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