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Old 01-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #11551
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Shrek and I are on the inclement weather list for Meals on Wheels delivery.
Good for you. At least you know you both will be getting nutritious food into you.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:36 AM   #11552
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Today, it is FREAKING COLD! 12F. What more is there to say. What happened to our January thaw?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:38 AM   #11553
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I obviously don't understand meals on wheels.
I thought it was for people who can't get out or drive, yet I thought Fi said she had some running around to do today.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:41 AM   #11554
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I obviously don't understand meals on wheels.
I thought it was for people who can't get out or drive, yet I thought Fi said she had some running around to do today.

Maybe she and Shrek volunteer to do deliveries rather than be on the receiving end.

It sounds to me that no one in my area is going to receive their meals, because they are closed! So no inclement weather preparing OR delivering of meals on wheels.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:44 AM   #11555
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I obviously don't understand meals on wheels.
I thought it was for people who can't get out or drive, yet I thought Fi said she had some running around to do today.

Sometimes people can get it temporarily if they have been hospitalized. Or if they are unable to cook or use the stove safely.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:58 AM   #11556
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I obviously don't understand meals on wheels.
I thought it was for people who can't get out or drive, yet I thought Fi said she had some running around to do today.
This is one time PF need all the nutrition she can get. And Shrek is unlikely the best cook to feed her all the nutrients. Peeling veggies, preparing the meats, and all the rest that goes into fixing a balanced meal can be more than a recovering surgical patient can handle. And today she gets her staples removed. So she is far from being healed enough to do some serious cooking.

The doctors encourage walking. But how much can you do in an apartment. She said that Shrek was going to take her to the mall so she could do some walking. The kind that would be beneficial to her healing. Providing they can get there, the malls will be filled today with elderly who take their daily walks there in the cold weather. No ice or cold wind to contend with. Much safer than walking outside.

Unfortunately, they are now building shopping malls that do not have central walkways inside. It is mostly to discourage teens from using it as a hangout place to go to. We have three new ones that have been razed to the ground and rebuilt with this in mind. A death knell for the elderly walking on a daily basis.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #11557
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Maybe she and Shrek volunteer to do deliveries rather than be on the receiving end.

It sounds to me that no one in my area is going to receive their meals, because they are closed! So no inclement weather preparing OR delivering of meals on wheels.
During the snow storm, our service systems closed for the day to regroup and be able to continue their services, knowing this cold weather was coming. All our Meals on Wheels are running. My health plan has their own kitchen and delivery service. Should the city one be unable to make all their deliveries, our kitchen and vehicles can pick up the slack. And their vehicles are definitely winterized.
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Well...give those folks a hearty "heck ya!" from Texas. Keeping people fed is about the most honorable thing you can do.
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Interesting. I didn't know you could sign up for meals on wheels for a day or so, or on an as needed basis. I'll have to remember that.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #11560
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15F at 10:00AM and SO's car won't start. Jumper cables did the trick but she shouldn't have this problem with a battery that's not a year and a half old.
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