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Old 09-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #5881
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We just got all of our outdoor halloween decorations up. Making cheddarwursts for supper with fresh tomatoes out of the garden.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:47 PM   #5882
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Chopper, that looks wonderful.
Thanks. It was great to get away. Now it is back to laundry, etc. Before work tomorrow c
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #5883
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sure looks and sounds like the perfect weekend getaway for you, chopper, how lovely. and in your post you sound happy and relaxed. btw, where is this cripple creek of yours located?
Cripple Creek is an old gold mining town that has been turned into a casino town. We didn't get a chance to go to the melodrama, but will need to do that next time. It is west of where I live, on the other side of Pikes Peak from me. It is only about 1 1/2 hour drive for us. Really beautiful drive to get there, and we took a different way home just to see more changing leaves.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #5884
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We ended up going on a really long walk up in the foothills...very tiring as most of it was uphill, very steep hills too...it was nice walking back downhill
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:09 AM   #5885
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I just spent the evening watching the new "Upstairs, Dowstairs". They repeated the first three episodes and now they will be showing Season Two next. It should run into December. In January Downton Abby returns. Dang, these British shows. I am addicted to them. I also watched "Call The Midwife" earlier in the evening. That one is a little to gritty realistic of the time period. Women having ten or more babies at home. Living in crowded tenements. It is not going to be on my watch list. Too depressing.

I did laundry earlier. Unless I am planning on going out, I live in long nightgowns. Warm ones. So my laundry consists of just nightgowns and underwear. I only have to do laundry every two weeks when I start to run out of underwear. Alas! Life is so difficult.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #5886
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I woke up at four a.m. Wide awake and full of energy. What to do. I take up furniture moving. I switched places with the heavy oak table and my heavy chair and foot stool. I also had to move the little side table for the chair. I managed to do all this moving without having to remove any of the stuff on the tables. Surprise, surprise. Not one chest pain. I took my sweet time, and sat down every so often, but I got it done.

Now I can sit in the chair, watch TV and do my sewing. There is a light directly over the chair now along with a side lamp. It does make for a little difficulty walking around the foot stool to get to the kitchen. but I consider that is just a way for me to get more exercise. Mentally and physically.

I read an article on the web that stated elderly people who continue to use a computer and search the web for information stave off dementia for a longer period of time. At that rate I should start to go at 120 y.o.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #5887
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I woke up at four a.m. Wide awake and full of energy. What to do. I take up furniture moving. I switched places with the heavy oak table and my heavy chair and foot stool. I also had to move the little side table for the chair. I managed to do all this moving without having to remove any of the stuff on the tables. Surprise, surprise. Not one chest pain. I took my sweet time, and sat down every so often, but I got it done.

Now I can sit in the chair, watch TV and do my sewing. There is a light directly over the chair now along with a side lamp. It does make for a little difficulty walking around the foot stool to get to the kitchen. but I consider that is just a way for me to get more exercise. Mentally and physically.

I read an article on the web that stated elderly people who continue to use a computer and search the web for information stave off dementia for a longer period of time. At that rate I should start to go at 120 y.o.
Your arrangement sounds nice.

As for your crowding foot stool, I have an ottoman that I put wheels on so all I have to do is kick it out of the way. I've also found casters at Walmart. Some of them are especially for use on carpet. I got a set for my glider chair, which I keep pushed up against the wall when I'm not using it. They work great.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #5888
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Your arrangement sounds nice.

As for your crowding foot stool, I have an ottoman that I put wheels on so all I have to do is kick it out of the way. I've also found casters at Walmart. Some of them are especially for use on carpet. I got a set for my glider chair, which I keep pushed up against the wall when I'm not using it. They work great.
My son has put casters on all my furniture. My bed is very heavy and against the wall. With the casters I can pull it out from the wall to change the sheets. And I can also move the other furniture around for vacuuming. the table and chair though don't have them. I really never thought I would be wanting to move them. I put the foot stool on the side until I need it. That piece is light.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #5889
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Addie, good for you on all your furniture moving We are doing some rearranging ourselves.

We have two medium sized chest freezers - one in our store room and one just outside the patio doors under cover. The inside one was originally for our food and the outside one was for catering. When I stopped catering the inside one had a lot of the food I prepared for Dad's special diet and the outside was the meat and other bulk items we would get. In the last while, the inside freezer has been piled with stuff on top and the outside one has been our main freezer. It is the older one and probably on its last legs.

They are painting our outside walls today and the freezer had to be moved to get to the walls. So, yesterday we emptied the inside freezer (almost everything went to the garbage), defrosted it and moved all the outside food to there. We moved the outside freezer away from the wall and left it to defrost itself. What we do after the painting is done we aren't sure.

So, this morning I have to do "pick-up duty" from the dogs, move some light furniture we put back up by the house and wait for the painters.

My BIL is coming for dinner tonight and so I will work on that. He and SO are going to move some furniture around as we are getting a couch for DH's office from a friend - a beautiful leather love seat for free! Two of our four recliners will be going for now, more later.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #5890
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We ordered some new furniture for the living room and have to get rid of a sofa and chair and move some other furniture around. I can usually call on my SIL to help me but now I hope he has a strong friend to bring along as I can't handle the other end of the sofa to wrestle it out the door.

I'm hoping I can offer a tip to the movers so they will take it out for me.
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