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Old 04-27-2015, 10:25 PM   #22891
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I'm in an online charity auction and bidding for a couple of condo stays. Should get really ugly in a couple of days!
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:25 PM   #22892
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:48 PM   #22893
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I was going to take the bus and pick up my car. I had to leave it in the parking lot at the ophthalmologist because they gave me the horrible pupil-dilating drops. That was at about 14h30. They tell me that they wear off in an hour. I know they take longer for me. I thought they had worn off. I started walking to the bus stop and noticed that all the street lights were still making lots of rays. I might go later this evening or I might just wait until tomorrow. Phooey.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:57 PM   #22894
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I've been hacking away at an ancient dead yew in one of the gardens, lopping off limbs and branches. It's so full that cutting it off at the base without pruning would be impossible. So now I'm all scraped up and my hair is full of needles.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:08 PM   #22895
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I've been hacking away at an ancient dead yew in one of the gardens, lopping off limbs and branches. It's so full that cutting it off at the base without pruning would be impossible. So now I'm all scraped up and my hair is full of needles.
I hate yew plants. If there is a smallest piece of paper in the air, the wind will blow it into the thickest part of the plant. And they are so prickly to work with. My sister planted one in her front yard and it lasted for just a half summer. Out it came. She lived on a busy crowded street and in dire need of being cleaned from the sidewalks the whole length of the street. It seems every piece of loose paper floating found its way into that yew plant.
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This yew has a 12" diameter trunk, and is 6' tall. And very dead. It's in a corner of our raised bed garden. What a pain.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:19 PM   #22897
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I was going to take the bus and pick up my car. I had to leave it in the parking lot at the ophthalmologist because they gave me the horrible pupil-dilating drops. That was at about 14h30. They tell me that they wear off in an hour. I know they take longer for me. I thought they had worn off. I started walking to the bus stop and noticed that all the street lights were still making lots of rays. I might go later this evening or I might just wait until tomorrow. Phooey.
I have the same problem. Now I refuse all eye drops. There are other ways they can test your eyes and see into them without the drops. And at my age, if I think there is anything, no matter how small, I will let the doctor know immediately.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:23 PM   #22898
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I was going to take the bus and pick up my car. I had to leave it in the parking lot at the ophthalmologist because they gave me the horrible pupil-dilating drops. That was at about 14h30. They tell me that they wear off in an hour. I know they take longer for me. I thought they had worn off. I started walking to the bus stop and noticed that all the street lights were still making lots of rays. I might go later this evening or I might just wait until tomorrow. Phooey.

I remember when I was in college, eons ago, and after having my eyes dialated I had to pick up a hitchhiker in order to drive home. I would not recommend doing that now.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:28 PM   #22899
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I remember when I was in college, eons ago, and after having my eyes dialated I had to pick up a hitchhiker in order to drive home. I would not recommend doing that now.
That is just downright scary in today's world.

I remember when I had drops in Hawaii. I went from inside to outside right into the Hawaiian noontime sun!. Oh the pain!!! I closed one eye and walked home with the other one closed to a slit.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:34 PM   #22900
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This yew has a 12" diameter trunk, and is 6' tall. And very dead. It's in a corner of our raised bed garden. What a pain.
My sister's yew only made it to just a few inches more than when she planted as a baby. Good luck trying to cut the trunk and digging out the roots.
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