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Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2

Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/03/21 02:31 PM

I have to say that I am thrilled to see how popular the Break Room has become! So many new faces posting in Mixed Bags! yay

Come one, come all, share your daily thoughts, conversational chit-chat, maybe a joke or two and all the little things that really don't need its own thread.

There are plenty of seats available, so don't be shy and come chat!

Previous thread can be found here.

And.....we are off! Go! car

Ana rah
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/03/21 02:54 PM

Happy Saturday morning, everyone!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/03/21 05:19 PM

Good morning everyone,

It's raining quite heavily today so I may as well spend the day cleaning. We might cook our small turkey tonight if my husband feels like he could eat a big meal. It'll be good for another day or two so we can decide later.
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/03/21 05:39 PM

Drac, so very sorry about your cat cry I've never had one, but a pet's a pet, no matter where they come from. yes

Well, almost ordered my window treatments yesterday. I'm working with JC Penny which was highly recommended to me by several friends. Found what I want for 3 windows all of which will have some kind of blinds. The rest, which are smaller will have curtains. I learned the company that bought out Penny's has changed it a lot which is why the measurers and installers are a separate phone call. They used to be employed by Penny but not any more. Also found out that the color and pattern options changed to plainer, and not everything shown or available in the store. Sales rep told me she always finds herself apologizing to customers about the lack of choices. For me, fewer choices help with making my decision; too many overwhelm me, Took 90 mins to look at everything and I was pooped. Now I just have to go online to look at other options for rest of windows (rods and look of curtains). Call to get final measurements done. Once I am ready, because I don't a Penny's charge card, I have to return to the store to submit full request and pay on a different charge card. Penny's was a frequent shopping place for me years ago until they stopped offering the kind of clothes I liked.

Next project is to update my handyman chores list. I have a few names to contact, hopefully someone or two will help with a few things. I can't do any of it myself. Getting those kind of chores done are the only thing I miss after being married to a handyman for 30 years. Finding someone has been a trip in itself. Could write a short book about it crazy


Looks like it's gonna be warm week, heading into 70s. Time to put a chair in my garage so I can sit outside for a while.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 08:48 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 11:33 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Happy Easter, having family and a few close friends over for Easter dinner. summer
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 01:33 PM

Happy Easter!

Hubby and I were up early yesterday and headed up to the mountains for a hike. Then up even earlier this morning for a beautiful sunrise service. Headed out to a hill with 500 other folks to celebrate as the sun came up. Could not have gone if I had not had both shots.

Then home to send Happy Easter gifs to the kids followed by phone calls. It was cool this morning but supposed to be nice by the afternoon, so hoping to get out for a nice stroll this afternoon.

Drac, I am so very sorry about Voldemort

I hope you all have a most wonderful and blessed day
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 02:31 PM

Had a nice Easter meal with my DIL's family yesterday afternoon. Our granddaughter was home on a VERY short leave from her Army base in Fort Stuart, Georgia. She is so thrilled to finally have graduated from her Intelligence Analyst training last month and have a permanent base. She was an A++ student in high school and could have gone to any university she wanted, but she wanted to join the Army after she graduated last summer! She is a striking 6' tall and fit as a human can be!

Have a wonderful Easter, everyone!
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 02:53 PM

Drac, I am so sorry to hear about Voldemort. So sorry
Posted By: Tristy

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 03:47 PM

Happy Easter all! Going to a nature preserve this morning with my boyfriend and his mom. The weather here is beautiful today, so it should be nice! Enjoy this beautiful spring day, everyone! smile
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 04:15 PM

Thank you, Winfrey. It was pretty sad when I went up to the hayloft to feed the other barn cats yesterday.

It sounds like everyone but hagatha is having beautiful weather!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 05:04 PM

Originally Posted by Tristy
Happy Easter all! Going to a nature preserve this morning with my boyfriend and his mom. The weather here is beautiful today, so it should be nice! Enjoy this beautiful spring day, everyone! smile


That sounds like fun! I hope you have a good time today. smile

And I hope that everyone has a pleasant Easter Sunday. wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 05:15 PM

Happy Easter to ALL from me, too flowers

I celebrated last night - with family - so a quiet "rest of the holiday weekend" for me, now smile
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 06:09 PM

Happy Easter, everyone.

I did cook our turkey yesterday and we shared it with our friend and neighbour from across the road. He's been such a good friend to us through my husband's illness. They watch sports together and play darts and drink beer, and it gives my guy a sense of normal even when he's not feeling too well.

After we ate we watched a couple of episodes of Jeeves and Wooster, an old Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry collaboration based on P.G. Wodehouse's books. It's silly and hilarious in the way that British humour can be.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 06:57 PM

Happy Easter one and all laugh

Off to walk myself and Little Soot to get the day's morning exercise completed ... spring is heating up!

wave2
Posted By: Tristy

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 08:01 PM

Thanks Marian. wave It was very nice (some beautiful spring flowers were in bloom here in our desert), but it actually started to get a little hot, haha! So now we're back home in the nice air conditioning. grin
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 08:32 PM

Happy Easter from here too! I took Nugget out for a few mile hike this morning after a few random acts of kindness on our local Buy Nothing Facebook page. If anyone is on Facebook I highly recommend that they check out there local Buy Nothing Group to give away things that are good but no longer needed. I gave away a one year old lawn mower (I have a service since my shoulder surgeries) to a kid looking to earn money for college in the fall. Made me quite happy! After that I went kayaking with my friends who is legally blind. We saw lots of minks, and a coyote hot on their trail. I love kayaking up a quiet creek because the wildlife pays no mind.

Ana wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 09:43 PM

Kayaking on a stream sounds heavenly. Since they are so quiet, you can hear and see lots of things.
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 10:23 PM

Forgetting to say Happy Easter to you all. thumbsup

I did a bit of work outside and looking what I can change in my flowers beds.

And with my two sons we took off the temporaire car port. We had a good sunny day. joy

Take care.

wave
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 10:48 PM

Sounds like everyone is enjoying their Easter and that's certainly a good thing! Here at my house everyday is the same - we don't do anything special or different on Holidays. However, the Easter Bunny decided to make a trip to my home anyway and he placed some Russell Stover Cream Eggs around my house while I was lazing out in bed laugh.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 11:38 PM

What a nice Easter bunny that was, oldbroad!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/04/21 11:41 PM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: ScarletDragon

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/05/21 02:28 AM

I'm late responding to the birthday wishes. Thanks so much. I got my second Covid shot on Thursday. They warned me I might have an unpleasant reaction since I had antibodies from having Covid last year. The reaction was supposed to occur about 12 hours later. I was expecting the worst but 12 hours later I felt fine. The next day was my birthday and I still felt fine and went out for breakfast, then played cards with friends. Aha, 36 hours later and I thought I had been run over by a very large truck. I laid on the couch and slept most of the day, then went to bed and slept all night. This morning I woke up my usual sunny self with no further ill effects. I guess the vaccine is worth one day of feeling really bad if it provides immunity.

Happy Easter! I opted not to decorate the golf cart and join the Easter Parade because every Holiday I buy decorations and get ready to go, it pours rain. In an effort not to jinx the parade for others, I watched from the sidelines. Sure enough, the day stayed beautiful and sunny from start to finish. I'm no scientific genius, but I think I may be onto something. Me + golf cart parades = stormy weather.
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/05/21 04:56 AM

Happy to see you enjoyed your birthday ScarletDragon and that you survived your 2nd Vaccine shot, I am anxious to get my 1st one, still not at my age group yet, but soon I hope.
I hope everyone here had a good Easter despite the restrictions. Take care and stay safe everybody.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/05/21 11:01 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Lunch and Netflix with a friend today. Meeting at the Eagles tonight, have a good day. summer
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/05/21 03:51 PM

I'm not into Easter but am sure glad warmer weather is here. Between that and vaccine, makes me feel free to have outside fun, even something as wonderfully simple as sitting outside my home with friends eating an early dinner provided by Subway.

My closest friend contacted me from southern Illinois where her husband's family lives. First time they'd seen them in a year.

What a relief to be inching toward the end of the worst of the virus; hopefully it stays that way dance

Had acupuncture on Sat which, after about 10 treatments I'm starting to bounce back from quicker. At first, I was exhausted and couldn't think much the first few days after treatment. Lucky to get one exercise and chiro treatment in. The initial exhaustion is waning away. Yesterday, tired but more energy that after previous treatments, actually got a few things done. Today a bit more tired, think I'll just enjoy some gaming time. Maybe take a lawn chair (the base has a rocker type of mechanism) out from under the tarp and put it in garage so it's ready. I like to go out mid-afternoon to read, close my eyes, and wait for my dog to come home from playing.

lab wavegirl
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/05/21 07:43 PM

same thing.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/05/21 08:26 PM

It's been sunny but chilly and very windy. Still, it's lovely to see the sun. It might be nice to take a drive down the coast this week if the weather holds because it's too cold and windy for boating.

I'm starting to see an improvement in my lung capacity after a couple of months on the bike. My asthma is not nearly as bothersome these days. I can get a full breath now. I'll never be able to go full tilt and I doubt I'll ever be able to get through an actual spin class, but I'll find it easier to tackle steep hills when I go walking this summer. I've always been the one who has to stop half way up a hill and it would be nice to just be able to keep up.
Posted By: ScarletDragon

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/06/21 12:32 AM

Florida got a slow start with the vaccine rollout, but once the feds opened up huge walk up sites, we really started showing progress. The age limit dropped every week and now 16+ and any age adult can get a vaccination. Nursing homes and extended care facilities are done and they started on prisoners this week. High hopes things are under control very soon and we can try to get back to normal, if anybody remember what normal used to be. I can't wait to go fishing and to the beach.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/06/21 05:01 AM

I'm still not eligible for my shot until May. thumbsdown
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/06/21 11:18 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Enjoy your day everyone. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/06/21 03:38 PM

Good morning everyone laugh Great!!! I see there are still donuts in our break room ... I'll have a sprinkles ... thanks Connie! You'll get there Hagatha and who knows maybe the date will get pushed earlier ... in the meantime, stay smart and stay safe.
penguin
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/06/21 04:45 PM

hagatha, I don't have ashtma, but I get more windy now than I did a few years ago. Good for you for pushing forward to feel better. I like to notice every little bit of positive change. Slow but sure. Problem is, it takes patience lol As for your vaccine, May will be here before you know it. yes

Almost warm enough for AC today; but heading back to 50s and 60s after that for a while. That's ok, long as I can open a window for fresh air.

Renewed my driver's license online, but gotta go in anyway cause, since I last did it, I added a po box to my address and they insist I come in to verify it. What a pain slapforehead

Seem so me the more they try to make things more efficient, the more complicated they become woozy
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/06/21 08:46 PM

I was just reading that the vaccine lasts "at least 6 months". I'm sorry, but that hardly seems worth it when it takes that long just to get it. I'm not old enough yet but don't really plan on getting one. My brother is hoping to someday get one but will not deal with all the hassle right now.

I opened my bedroom window for some "fresh air" today but all I'm getting is warm stuffy air. At least I hear some birds for a change. The world is very quiet without birds.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 12:14 AM

Finally a nice, still day for boating.

We went out for a spin and tried our luck fishing, but nothing was biting. We decided to come in a bit early, which was a good thing because the tide table was way off and we're moored in a tidal river. There was about 2 feet of water as we inched past the barge under construction in the river's harbour. If we'd stayed out as long as we intended it would have been a looooong, cold, hungry wait until the tide came in. lol
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 12:32 AM

Oh, dear! That could have been a tad awful this time of the year!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 01:13 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 11:17 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Dinner and karaoke with friends tonight. Worked in the greenhouse and yard yesterday, it was a beautiful day for it. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 03:01 PM

Good morning, everyone! Well, MY day started off with a bang. I had a message from Razer that I had won one of their gaming chairs! If you're not familiar, Razer is a well-known company that sells very high end gaming laptops and accessories. Winfrey and hagatha both have one of their high end gaming laptops. They had a contest a few weeks ago giving away two of their gaming chairs... one on Facebook and one on Instagram. All you had to do was write a post on why the Iskur gaming chair would be the best chair in the world for you. So I did a post about being an over-70 gaming great grandma. And I won the chair given away on Facebook. I about fell over... this chair is $499 on their website!

Razer Iskur Gaming Chair

Think I'll have one of Connie's Danishes with my coffee to celebrate!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 04:07 PM

Wow, Drac! That is really exciting! How wonderful!! bravo
Posted By: ScarletDragon

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 04:29 PM

Awesome Drac. Enjoy gaming in your new fancy FREE chair.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 05:17 PM

Drac, congratulations! What a great prize.

Razer has such good peripherals. I should stay away from their website! It's dangerous.

Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 05:20 PM

Drac, that is sooo cool! Good for you rah

Really perks a person up to win something! Years ago my folks put in a few $ enter a church raffle. They were shocked when the church called to say they won a few hundred, which went a long way in the 60s,

Shortly after my ex and I were married, during 80s, we entered raffle held by a local youth group and were shock to get a call saying we'd won the first prize, a 16" RCA color TV with remote. This was a major piece of wood furniture, and remotes were still a new thing. We had it about 15 years, before replacing with a computer type screen model, shortly after those started coming out. Gave the RCA to a church youth group.

wave2
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 05:26 PM

Well Done You, Draclvr !!!! laugh

That is ONE spectacular prize yay yay yay
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 05:34 PM

Congrats Draclvr. rah
Posted By: copper

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 05:54 PM

What a great prize, I expect it will be all the more comfortable for being free!!!!!

Well done!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 06:57 PM

woot woot Drac!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/07/21 09:39 PM

Woah!! How incredibly awesome Draclvr! I saw the contest on Instagram and went "eh...I'd never win" and passed it up! You rock!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 12:40 AM

same thing.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 01:01 AM

Totally cool Drac ... congratulations!!
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 01:19 AM

Good for you. bravo

Enjoy. grin

wave
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 01:31 AM

Congrats Draclvr, I am happy for you, jealous but very happy for you, you deserve it, enjoy your new chair.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 10:53 AM

Good morning, Donuts and Danish in the Break Room. Enjoy your day everyone. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 12:39 PM

Good morning everyone... all right, we still have donuts!
Have a great day!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 06:41 PM

Afternoon all.

I'm not a happy camper today. I just received a notice to call about jury duty next month. I really cannot handle that again! I don't know why they keep bothering me. I've never had a license or been registered to vote (which is how they say they get your info). frown cry
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 07:11 PM

The last summons for jury duty I got was for Federal jury duty about 4 years ago! I would have loved to do it, but I would have had to drive an hour into downtown St. Louis every day for it. I had to testify for one of my cases when I was working at the Federal courthouse and the parking was a nightmare. The guy had a Federal arson charge after he set fire to his gas station just hours after I had done an inspection of his gasoline tanks. He was convicted and sentenced to 5 years. Four years ago, I had just had major surgery and got an excuse from my doctor to excuse me. It was accepted. Maybe you can get one too???
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 07:29 PM

Last time I went I was 10-15 miles from home at 9:30 pm with no buses running to get home. Had to trust a fellow juror who I had a bit of a language barrier with to get me home. Probably would have been there all night except half of us changed our votes to match the other half so we could get the heck out of there. Jury duty is a joke in my book, except it's not a funny joke - it's a dirty joke!

I can't get a doctor's excuse because I don't have a doctor.

This is only a "stand-by" notice but I'm sure nobody is wanting to do jury duty during the pandemic so I'm sure I'll have to go. That's how my world works.

The first time I went I was even farther from home with no bus service at the time we got out. It was in the daytime but a suburb and the bus didn't run for several hours during the day. That time I sat in the middle of the court house (didn't go into the courtroom waiting room place for at least a half hour because I didn't realize I was in the wrong place. I had asked somebody but they would not help me, just told me to "move along". I finally figured it out by observing while sitting.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 07:37 PM

I got a summons for jury duty a couple of weeks ago. I got a 4-month extension for the time being, but I have several excuses for not being able to go at all, so I am hoping that they will see things my way when I get another summons in June. The courthouse I get summoned to is 45 miles away and I would have to rent a car to get there because our car has a slipping transmission and we don't go anywhere in it except for shopping, etc., which is three miles away. There was a courthouse about 10 miles away, but they closed that down several years ago.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/08/21 07:57 PM

oldbroad, since you rely on public transportation, I wonder why that wouldn't be a good excuse for you? You have to way to get home? They can't expect you to sleep on the courthouse steps?!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 02:12 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 11:12 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Have a Lovely day everyone. summer
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 03:44 PM

WOW!!! WOW~~ Way to go Drac!!! A Razer chair.... would love to have one...... not cheap! lucky, lucky you!!!!!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 05:44 PM

A while back, I was getting summoned almost every other year, and ended up on two juries; a malpractice, and one with punitive damages from a fatal car crash. But were interesting, educational experiences in civil law suits, and both were in main federal building in downtown Chicago. The last summons I had was to appear at the criminal courts building, the world of harder criminals. I was scared about even being around that neighborhood and had no one to go with me, so my therapist wrote up an letter which they honored. Knock on wood, I've not been summoned since. Thank God.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 07:51 PM

butterflybabe - If you mean 26th & California, that's the one I was at at 9:30 pm! The other one I was stranded at was in Skokie. Downtown was okay when I went but not anymore. This time (if I have to go) is in Maywood. I checked the buses - not going to happen - 2 buses and a 2 mile walk, one on each end of the buses. Now, to be perfectly honest, my brother will take me and pick me up, however, I don't feel that is the way it should be!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 09:01 PM

And they don't need to know that either. Just plead transportation issues and that you don't drive.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 09:35 PM

The rules in my county say that if you have transportation issues that you need to appear the first day of the summons for jury duty and tell that to the judge, who will then possibly excuse you if warranted. I said to them when I called - how am I supposed to show up on the first day of court and tell the judge that I have transportation issues, if I don't have transportation to get there to tell them that? They did not directly answer my question, but instead gave me a 4-month postponement. When I get the next summons in June, it will be interesting to see how they reply to my question.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 09:44 PM

Exactly Marian. I know that they will actually tell you how to get there using public transportation but don't take into consideration all of the factors, such as how often that transportation runs and how late etc. That was my issue in the past, it was not considered a reason.

Good luck to you! Are you old enough to get out for your age? If I was a couple of years older, I could use that!

I am just not sure if I should call and open up that can of worms for a "stand by" notice but if I wait then it's right there in my face and no option except to go or ignore the summons.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 09:44 PM

In my county you have to be 70 years old to get out of it due to age. Not there yet.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 09:52 PM

I thought they changed it from 70 to 65 here, but in re-reading it, one page says 70 and a second page says 65 so I am not sure. Maybe you have to go for possible selection until you are 70 but if you are between 65 and 70 you can then turn them down in person??

PS - I know you are not 70, but was not sure about the rules out there smile
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/09/21 10:12 PM

I am not sure about whether the rules consider 65 years or older a reason to be excused if you appear before the judge. I was going by the fact that the jury summons itself only shows possibly being able to excuse yourself if you are 70 years or older.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/10/21 12:45 AM

sports and chores.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/10/21 11:28 AM

Good morning, Donuts and Danish in the Break Room. Shopping is on the agenda for today. Dinner and karaoke at the Elks with friends tonight. summer
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/10/21 05:37 PM

Hi all.

Oldbroad, I wish I could help with your dilemma. I know how hard it is to have to rely on public transportation that isn't set up for more rural routes. In my days at York University, when I didn't drive and had no car, I was often left taking public transit late at night when I felt unsafe waiting for hours for a bus connection. At the time, York was at the very northern edge of Toronto and the bus service was infrequent. I'd come home from my part-time job downtown in the winter and it would be dark and very cold, and I would freeze while waiting. It's exhausting.

Finally, spring is really here. The garden is absolutely full of gormless young birds being fed. The nesting material I put up is torn to shreds, so there's nest-building everywhere.

I've been to the garden centre and bought some lettuces and a few wild currant bushes for the butterflies and hummingbirds. I'll put the currants on the south slope that fronts the water, so we can be entertained when we have a fire on the beach.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/10/21 08:54 PM

Good afternoon everyone -- wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Great, I see a Danish left happydance

wave
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/10/21 11:52 PM

same thing.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 12:43 AM

Another yucky day! I feel like family with "same thing!" Raining, cold and very windy. Just came in from the barn and am huddled by my heater now. Another slug day. Oh well, at least yesterday was sunny and I spent most of it running a friend who doesn't drive to the doctor. Was grateful for my good old Dodge Dakota pickup with 4-wheel drive and a manual transmission as I have to drive through TWO creeks to get to her place!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 01:02 AM

Just keep thinking about that chair, Draclvr ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 01:05 AM

I am, Mad! Still dealing with Razer.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 12:58 PM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning, strong storms today. kitty
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 02:27 PM

woot Good morning everyone laugh Connie, I'm going to grab one of those glazed donuts this morning ... Wishing you all a great Sunday!
wave2
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 03:26 PM

Sun! There is sun today! summer So no slug day for me then! Cleaning. Got up this morning and it looked like a cat had exploded in the living room! One of my so-called barn cats thinks she should be a house cat and I let her inside a lot because she's a $650 barn cat because of persistent UTI's and is supposed to eat a VERY, VERY expensive food. Miss M is shedding like mad! It thundered 200 miles away, so the smelly Bloodhound was in the house last night and she is shedding like mad too. Don't come to my house if you don't expect to leave covered in pet hair! Hope soot leaves me one of those glazed donuts!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 04:46 PM

Good morning, all. No doughnuts for me today, but coffee, yes please, in large quantities!

A beautiful sunny day here, too. My cat is already asking for a walk. Like a dog, she knows what the word, "walk" means. But lately we have this nagging suspicion that she also understands it when we spell the word out loud. We have already established that spelling the word, "fish" won't get us off the hook. Animals are so much smarter than a lot of people given them credit for.
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 05:48 PM

oldbroad, you're right. It was 26th and California; not the greatest neighborhood at all. Few years ago, my closest friend was summoned to that courthouse. I was worried, but she assured me that she had had to visit that courthouse 10 years prior and felt she could handle it. Her husband even cautioned and offer to drive and go with her. She felt it was unnecessary. Later, she said she admitted she had been wring, and was surprised how much that area had changed. Since the last time I had jury duty, my last name changed with my divorce. Waiting for them figure that out. I don't think I had jury duty before I was married. Interesting info about the age issue cause I didn't know that. Course, I was much younger than and that was no where near an issue for me.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 06:06 PM

Originally Posted by hagatha

My cat is already asking for a walk. Like a dog, she knows what the word, "walk" means. But lately we have this nagging suspicion that she also understands it when we spell the word out loud. We have already established that spelling the word, "fish" won't get us off the hook. Animals are so much smarter than a lot of people given them credit for.


Toddlers, too !!

When my eldest Daughter was just a toddler spelling the word "sweets" was common place because even though I didn't let her have many at all, she did know what the word itself meant.
Anyway, one day my Sister in law called round and she had brought a small bag of Dolly Mixtures for her.
She said to me "where should I put these s -w -e -e -t -s ??". [Spelling out rather than actually saying the word.]
Whereupon my little girl immediately went to the sideboard and pointed to the one of the small locked doors there !! lol
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 09:09 PM

That's a great story, Mad!

i had a great run at the park on a gorgeous day! Took delivery of a new frig and am doing laundry and checking the net.

Have a great day, ya'll wavegirl
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/11/21 11:47 PM

Originally Posted by Mad


Toddlers, too !!

When my eldest Daughter was just a toddler spelling the word "sweets" was common place because even though I didn't let her have many at all, she did know what the word itself meant.
Anyway, one day my Sister in law called round and she had brought a small bag of Dolly Mixtures for her.
She said to me "where should I put these s -w -e -e -t -s ??". [Spelling out rather than actually saying the word.]
Whereupon my little girl immediately went to the sideboard and pointed to the one of the small locked doors there !! lol


That's adorable! lol

Yes, that's pretty much the reaction we get. If we spell the word "fish" my cat immediately goes over to her bowl.

These days the word "chicken" also must be spelled out, but she hasn't learned to spell that word yet so we're still safe. Of course, if we actually have chicken for her we do get her going by saying that word in a rooster squawk (if you can imagine..."chiKEN, buk, buk, buk...chiKEN, buk, buk, buk. She gets the picture pretty clearly. grin
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/12/21 12:33 AM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/12/21 10:53 AM

Good morning, Donuts and Danish in the Break Room. Lunch and Netflix with a friend today. summer
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/12/21 08:55 PM

Connie, what are you netflixing right now?

We have gorgeous weather. I was able to get out to park and enjoy the weather while I imitated a hamster. The rest of the day has been so busy. Aaahh, it's nice to have a moment to sit and surf and snack.

Hope it's been a great day for everyone wavegirl
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/12/21 10:13 PM

Good afternoon everyone woot

Hope your day was a good one laugh

wave
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 01:10 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 11:25 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. L4L, we've been skipping around trying to find a new series we like. We may go back and watch Haven again. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 02:35 PM

Good morning, everyone! Just grabbing coffee this morning... got a busy day ahead. Have to work on a computer for an elderly guy. He always gives me a bottle of wine when I leave!

I've been thinking of watching the Longmire series on Netflix again. Also looking forward to the "Mare of Eastwood" new series on HBO MAX starting this weekend.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 05:02 PM

Good morning ya'll puppy

It's a gorgeous day out there. Supposed to be record heat with a cool down later in the week following rain.

I've had a great morning and now must go work on taxes for son. That's not going to be quick or easy as apparently at least one of the kids' SS number was stolen so it will be a series of "file this, send this, etc."

Ya'll have a great one wavegirl
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 07:33 PM

looney4labs - that sounds like a nightmare regarding the SS number. Good luck.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 08:31 PM

Thanks, Oldbroad, it will most likely be a lesson in patience, but we will get it done eventually. wavegirl
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/13/21 10:32 PM

Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone laugh Whew, busy day at work ... afternoon exercise completed ... time to garden, listen to music and rest ... need to get here earlier for donuts!!!

wave2
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/14/21 12:03 AM

Howdy all! I've been trying to wrap up my workdays by 9 and getting in at least a half hour of playtime on my VR games. I promised myself in January and it never came to light but I am on a 5 day roll! Woohoo! It makes me a little less cranky to do something just for me.

L4L, I am so sorry to hear about the SS woes. That is horrible!

soot, enjoy the rest of your evening! **passes you a donut
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/14/21 12:37 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/14/21 11:20 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Dinner and karaoke tonight with friends. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/14/21 05:30 PM

Hello everyone laugh ... whew, made it in time before the donuts were all gone happydance

Wishing you all a great Wednesday wave
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/15/21 01:39 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/15/21 11:57 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Lunch out, and shopping with a friend today. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/15/21 12:03 PM

Good morning everyone laugh Just in time to get some the "good" donuts before they are all gone happydance
And time to hit the road for work ... have a wonderful day
wave2
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/15/21 01:29 PM

Is it Friday yet? Long day today and I want to go back to bed already. lol

Have a good one!
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/15/21 02:15 PM

Good morning to you all. thumbsup

soot, I think that I will take one of those donut also. joy


Rain, rain and more rain for today and tomorrow.

TV, reading and jigsaw to keep busy.

Take care.

wave
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/15/21 08:13 PM

It's a gorgeous day in the neighborhood. Lil Soot and I had a gentle stroll around the hills. I'm on tap to help with dinner tonight, so am grabbing some rest while I may. Then Soot and I have Bible Study and Bedtime!

It's been a busy one. Ana, sounds like your day has been long. I hope it's nearly over and tomorrow is "shorter"

Hi ya Chief :wavegirl Whatcha reading?
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/16/21 01:14 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/16/21 01:55 AM

L4L, I'm reading a book by Louise Penny.

The title is "All the Devils Are Here".

It's a series with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as the main actor.

The action is usualy in the Province of Quรฉbec except for this one that is in France.

It's the 16th book by Penny with Gamache that you can read in French or in English.

They are all very interesting.

wave
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/16/21 10:56 AM

Good morning, Donuts and Danish in the Break Room. Enjoy your TGIF everyone. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/16/21 02:17 PM

T.G.I.F. good morning everyone ... have a wonderful day! I'll grab a Danish to go Connie and enjoy it at my desk thanks

wave2
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/16/21 06:20 PM

Thanks, Chief, I'll have to look for the first one!

It's a bit overcast out there and chillier than I thought, but that was enough to get me to move a little faster at the park than I intended. I hope you all have a wonderful day wavegirl
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 03:24 AM

sports and chores.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 11:44 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Shopping is on the agenda today. Working the kitchen at the Eagles for our dinner tonight, Trivia to follow. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 02:15 PM

lab

Good morning everyone laugh

Saturday is here yay

Shopping on the agenda here too Connie ... looking for a small fridge to store WOM's EOs ... and then the normal requisite of exercise, chores (like Family), projects, gardening & music.

Have a wonderful Saturday everybody

penguin
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 02:32 PM

Just coffee this morning. Fixed hubby his Saturday biscuits and gravy, eggs and bacon breakfast. I have a giant box with a new 50" TV inside waiting for me to set it up. Not looking forward to it! Loved the old one, but ever since we had 4 huge lightning strikes next to the house last fall, the HDMI ports have been wonky and they finally quit working.

Grandson is bringing his girlfriend and her daughter for supper tonight. It was just going to be him, but he just called to ask if it was OK if he brought them too. Need to change my menu a bit!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 09:09 PM

Drac, sounds like a fun day lol

Hubby and I did errands. Then headed home for lunch and he headed out to do more errands and I headed to the hills with Lil Soot! Both back home. I'm finally getting a peak at the net. Hope you are all having a wonderful day wavegirl
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 09:52 PM

TV is up and running without TOO much tearing my hair out! Hubby is happy and that's all that matters - he doesn't like change!

Mustard basted pork loin on the pellet grill, chicken tenders ready to go for the youngster - don't know her age, but could be only 2! - mac and cheese, fresh asparagus from the pasture, my own spiced applesauce I canned last fall and home made brownies for dessert. I don't think anyone will go hungry!

Now if only the weather would have been nicer. I have to put on my big girl panties and get prepared for the very good possibility of SNOW on Tuesday! Yikes!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 09:58 PM

Wow, dinner sounds wonderful! Snow sounds fun, but only because we never have it rotfl
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/17/21 09:59 PM

I will be happy to send it to you should we get some!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/18/21 04:24 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/18/21 11:43 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Enjoy your day everyone. I will take some of that snow, haven't seen any since 62. kitty
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 01:09 AM

Good evening everyone wave

Enjoyed a great hike today, just watched Godzilla vs Kong and now it's time for some sleep ... see you all tomorrow

sleep
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 02:01 AM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 11:39 AM

Good morning, lunch and Netflix with a friend today. Meeting at the Eagles postponed until tomorrow night. puppy
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 01:49 PM

lab

Good morning Connie, Family and gang laugh

It's time for work, coffee and donuts!!

Have a wonderful Monday everyone wave2

L4L hearts

penguin
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 01:51 PM

Good morning! We have a possibility of snow tomorrow. Up to 3.5 inches. Good thing, it'll melt in no time, but it'll be a slushy, yucky day to work outside. It's a rainy day today, of course, it starting now as I'm ready to start my work day. lol

It was a great weekend, went on a day trip Saturday to a State Park for a hike with Nugget and my sister. It was wonderful. Yesterday was a get caught up on GB work day, but I'm all caught up and ready for the week!

Have a great one!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 05:59 PM

Good afternoon all. Hope everyone has a good week.

Ana, how is your back doing?
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 07:09 PM

Good afternoon, this morning was fast and furious! The afternoon (and indeed the whole week) is looking to be the same.

Hubby and I had a great day of hiking yesterday with Lil Soot. The wee man is amazing on the trail. Never seems to get tired, and goes to sleep quickly in the car on the way home.

I'm going to workout gently to give my body time to recover, and head back into the day.

Hope you all are having a wonderful one puppy
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 09:51 PM

same thing, and getting t shirts for covid-19 shot.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 10:08 PM

Glad you are getting your shot, family. luck
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 10:30 PM

oldbroad, other than my tailbone still being sore if I sit too long (more than 15 minutes) I am great! I forget about it all day till I get home and sit at the desk or drive too long.
Thank you for asking!

L4L, Lil soot sounds like Nugget. She can go all day hiking and swimming!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/19/21 11:01 PM

it is next week, on monday.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 04:08 AM

I finally get my first COVID shot on May 6th, although British Columbia is now open for everyone, I think.


I took the plunge and had my first Shingles shot last fall. I had a sore arm for a couple of days. I had the second Shingles shot last week and was in bed for two days. blech I still have muscle pain in my arms. Hopefully the COID shots won't affect me the same way.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 04:36 AM

I've been reading some things saying POSSIBLY - meaning no scientific proof - if you have a more severe reaction to the vaccine, it may indicate you would have had a severe case of COVID. Hubby then said if that was the case, his two days of feeling like cr*p were well worth it!!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 11:08 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Rescheduled meeting at the Eagles tonight. summer
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 12:44 PM

We lost my little snuggle bug boy kitty this morning. My heart is broken right now. I stayed up all night with him. Not quite 13 years old.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 01:14 PM

So very sorry to hear that, oldbroad hug
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 01:23 PM

I am so very sorry to hear that, oldbroad. My heart is breaking for you. It is so painful to lose our furry companions. They are so much more than just a pet.
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 01:55 PM

So sorry to read this, oldbroad. My heart goes out to you.๐Ÿ’•
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 02:22 PM

Oldbroad, I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 03:30 PM

I am very sorry about your kitty, oldbroad. It really hurts to lose our little furry family members. hug
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 03:40 PM

Originally Posted by Draclvr
I've been reading some things saying POSSIBLY - meaning no scientific proof - if you have a more severe reaction to the vaccine, it may indicate you would have had a severe case of COVID. Hubby then said if that was the case, his two days of feeling like cr*p were well worth it!!


Yes, I've heard that, too. I'm now the only person going out for groceries so I'd better stock up before my shot.

This Spring my husband tried to do some of things he's always done in the past, like clearing the weeds from the greenhouse and power-washing our deck and the driveway, but he's slowly realizing that he simply cannot do any kind of physical work any longer. His back is just too painful now.

We have a shared property, an unusual duplex on the water, so he was feeling pretty guilty about not doing our share, but our bubble neighbours all came over to help with the yard work. We supplied the beer and pizza and it all turned into a nice little social event. We're so lucky to have such good friends around us now, since we can't see our Lower Mainland friends or our families.


Oldbroad, I'm sorry about your cat. Losing them is so hard.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 03:41 PM

Thanks Mad, Ana, Winfrey, Drac, and Marian.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 05:52 PM

We have a shared property, an unusual duplex on the water, so he was feeling pretty guilty about not doing our share, but our bubble neighbours all came over to help with the yard work. We supplied the beer and pizza and it all turned into a nice little social event. We're so lucky to have such good friends around us now, since we can't see our Lower Mainland friends or our families.


That sounds like a very nice arrangement, hagatha. Lovely for you to have such nice neighbours thumbsup
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 06:10 PM

hagatha, I think is the classic making lemonade out of lemons! They were happy to help you out and you were happy to supply the good time!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 10:51 PM

Yes, it turned into a great day. The weather was perfect; not a cloud in the sky, no wind at all, but not too hot. We have a giant deck looking out over the water and it was so nice to be able to just hang out. Normally it's too windy to sit out there.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 10:53 PM

Thank you hagatha. Your arrangement there sounds wonderful!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/20/21 10:57 PM

Oldbroad, i am so sorry for your loss. Gentle hugs!
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 12:23 AM

Oh my OldBroad ... I am so saddened by your loss ... losing our little companions is never easy ... so happy you were able to spend the night with him
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 12:59 AM

same thing.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 01:03 AM

Thank you looney and soot.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 11:13 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Oldbroad, I'm so sorry you lost your kitty. hug Dinner and karaoke tonight with friends. summer
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 03:52 PM

Thanks connie.

Good morning everyone. Long time since I'm actually able to say that since I've gotten in the habit of sleeping half the day and staying up most of the night. Since I hadn't slept at all the night before I went to bed early last night and got up at a decent time this morning. Not sure if I'll try to stay this route or stray back to the other.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 10:08 PM

same thing.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 10:30 PM

Busy busy week for me. Finally got to touch my computer rotfl Wanted to say "hi" before i go off to find dinner wavegirl
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/21/21 10:44 PM

Good afternoon everybody laugh

Woo Hoo Hoo wishing you all a wonderful evening wave
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 01:35 AM

Argh! Boating plans sidelined by heavy wind. cry We were going to go up Phillips Arm or maybe even Bute Inlet to look for Grizzlies on the beaches, eating the new sea grass.

Instead I pruned some wild roses on the beach path and watched Netflix.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 11:16 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 02:20 PM

Good morning everyone

Time for work

Take care and stay safe

wave
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 02:22 PM

hagatha, sorry the wind scuttled your plans.

It's a cool day (to me) so I'll be working out inside. Then I'm Flirting with the idea of heading out to do shopping today, but may just take today as an "ahhh" day as those have been sorely lacking lately.

Whatever you end up doing, may it be a wonderful one!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 03:57 PM

Sorry, I've not been here for a while, too many doc appts make me frustrated and tired; all I want to do is play games; and doc appts not done yet.

Last Friday saw reg doc for 6 month and we talked about my hip pain. Time to go to ortho doc. Reg doc suggested the same ortho doc I went to a few years ago for my knees, which also aren't doing good. Have an appt with him for next week. Meanwhile, pain in my left foot made me think screw inserted 6 years ago needed to come out. Nope. I've got a stress fracture in the middle bone. Doc noted I've been walking on outside of my feet where the bones are less sturdy. Didn't even realize I was doing that; probably due to balance issues. Came home with ortho boot which is challenging my balance again. Been a long time since I've worn one, and trying to remember how I got things done the last time. I'm exhausted. And, still have 3 other 'reg' appts that are overdue. Tired of working my life around that stuff razz At least I have good docs... rolleyes

TRYING to look on bright side; winter is over which makes life a little easier, and I no longer have work responsibilities so don't have to account for my time, and push myself to get that done too.

oldbroad, so sorry about your kitty hug
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 06:03 PM

butterflybabe, that sounds exhausting. We go through that periodically with the husband's health issues, and we both just get to the point where all we want is a day in bed with a cup of tea and a good movie.



Draclvr, we were pretty disappointed, as the wind is up again and it can go on for a month or more in the Spring. It's sad because we're aware that my husband's boating opportunities are fleeting at this point.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 06:30 PM

Thanks butterflybabe. I know this sounds stupid to most people but I just don't bother with doctors. I cannot handle all that going to different doctors for different things and different tests here and there. When I lose consciousness, somebody can take me in. It was a big fiasco just to get an appointment to have my cat cremated (appointment to bring him there tomorrow). Too much phone tag. Does every business just have voice mail with 10 different options and then "leave your number"?

Anyway, I hope all goes well with your health butteflybabe, and hagatha, I hope you get to go out boating real soon!

Have a good day all!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 07:14 PM

I have no problem with going to doctors and at least "trying" to be healthy. Both my husband and I would be dead already if we hadn't. I would have died 5 years ago with the ovarian tumor and last summer with the blood clots in my lungs. Nope, I've got lots more to do in my life yet - such as getting Razer Gaming Chair put together as I finally got it! Seeing doctors is a small price to pay. However, I agree with butterflybabe and hagatha... sometimes I just want to take a nap after days of appointments!

Even my doctor adverse friend who runs a 501c 3 foundation for caring for elderly, sick and unadoptable animals finally agreed to let me take her to a doctor - she doesn't drive and lives out in the middle of nowhere. Turns out she has CLL, a chronic leukemia. I'm taking her to get a CT scan tomorrow and then taking her back to the doctor next Tuesday to discuss a treatment plan or to just monitor it with bloodwork. She also hates all the blood tests here and the scans there and this doctor and that doctor. But as I told her, she has a lot of animals dependent on her.

oldbroad, it doesn't sound stupid to me at all. It's just your decision to live your life the way you want to!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 07:28 PM

I truly applaud all of you who DO go and do what you should do!

Glad you got your chair Drac. I hope you enjoy it!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/22/21 09:00 PM

I will have to post a picture... but that will involve me cleaning off my desk! This chair is SO heavy! The box said putting it together was a two-man job. Hah! I put it together myself, thank you very much! The thing is like a rocket ship and I haven't figured it all out yet.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 01:33 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 03:09 AM

Good for you, Draclvr .... I'm useless at "building" anything !! laugh
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 05:28 AM

Originally Posted by Draclvr
I will have to post a picture... but that will involve me cleaning off my desk! This chair is SO heavy! The box said putting it together was a two-man job. Hah! I put it together myself, thank you very much! The thing is like a rocket ship and I haven't figured it all out yet.


Sounds wonderful. Let us know how it is. I've seen gaming chairs before but nothing nearly as attractive as the Razer chair. Is it the one with the coloured trim?
Posted By: Kaki's Sister

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 07:36 AM

Good Morning everyone. its been a while since I've visited the Break Room. Oldbroad sorry to hear about your kitty. I miss mine still and it has been a few years...don't know if I will ever be able to adopt another. Butterflybabe hope your health issues don't keep your spirits down...sending healing thoughts your way.

Coffee and tea are ready. summerWishing everyone a sunny day! summer
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 11:03 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Gerry, it's good to see you. Happy TGIF everyone. summer
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 02:40 PM

Wow, Drac, I am impressed but not surprised. You are an amazing woman.

Gerry, so good to see you. We've missed you

Connie, what's your weekend look like?

I was up Early (for me) and out to get an MRI. Found the place, survived the traffic, and home now sipping coffee and getting ready to work out. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 02:57 PM

I don't know about amazing... mostly just persistent, l4l! And yes, hagatha, it's the one with all the green Razer stitching and logo. I've switched the color scheme to all my Razer peripherals and my computer case to Razer green!

I've got time for coffee and to get some garlic bread ready for a steak cook at our American Legion tomorrow night and then am heading out to pick up my friend to have a CT scan done today.

Hope everyone has a really wonderful day!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 03:14 PM

L4l, I'm going to a craft and foliage festival tomorrow. Dinner and karaoke with a friend tomorrow night. Breakfast out Sunday, then what ever pops up. lab
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 05:09 PM

oldbroad, be assured I hate having to go to doctors, but I find it extremely difficult to enjoy life when I'm hurting. As it happens, my life has been a series of them going beyond the regular checkups. I was born with a double hare-lip and cleft palate, which took 10 surgeries before my face looked 'normal'. One of them caused my sleep apnea. As my body aged, my feet started talking to me causing another bunch of surgeries. Without the health care I've received, I'd be in a wheelchair, unable to easily breath and feed myself, maybe even a shorter lifespan. I don't mean to be dramatic, but the surgeries, painful and aggravating as they've been, changed my life for the better. Now I need to find out what to do to get my balance back, cause that's what's causing the pain and stiffness from tension. I need to know for sure what's going on and figure out my limits.

But, I agree with you about the frustration of calling doc offices. New technologies, as well as new generation of office personnel bring on other challenges. Everything is computerized now. I hate having to have a password for every 'patient portal' set up by doc offices to update and provide info. In some ways I like it, others I don't. Every time I go into the meds section of my profile, always one or two still listed that I said to remove. I recently cancelled a dental appoiintment for which I had been asked to fill in my med history via a texted questionaire. Didn't get to it. After cancelling, called the doc's office to ask them to resend it and was told can't do it until I've an appt. Huh? Nope, can't do it ahead of time. Receptionist agreed would be smart and easy to do it that way, but system not set up that way. Go figure!!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 06:00 PM

Thanks Kaki's sister. We still have 3 more cats and don't intend to ever have more. For our sake as well as theirs.

butterflybabe, I am constantly amazed by what some GB members go through here and try to get inspiration from you all. There are several reasons (excuses) why I don't go to the doctor but as I stated earlier, I truly do applaud all of you for keeping up with your health issues! The most I've done in over 20 years is have a tooth pulled (several in fact).
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 08:04 PM

We had a nice morning pottering around the house.

Spring weather is definitely here, and the bird life in our garden is wonderful. The goldfinches arrived a couple of days ago and the house finches are in blazing colour at the moment.

The humpbacks should be here fairly soon, too. Hopefully the wind and tide will allow for some boating opportunities. My guy may not have too many of those left -- he's definitely losing ground, though very slowly. Getting out on the water perks him up, especially if there's something to photograph.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/23/21 11:19 PM

Hey Ho everyone ... T.G.I.F. happydance

It's great to get started on the weekend yes

wave
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 01:27 AM

sports and chores.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 11:44 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Going to the Arts and Foliage Festival today. Shopping will follow the Festival, then dinner and karaoke tonight with a friend. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 03:00 PM

Good weekend morning to one and all. Little Soot and I enjoyed a walk in the rain this morning ... which means I can have 2 donuts today!!! happydance

Have a wonderful day wave
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 04:25 PM

A good day to you all. happydance

We are at 60F today. Planting the flowers in the flowers beds is near.

I will plant close to 25 geraniums (my favourite) and 10 coleus and possibly buy a few perennials. joy

That will keep me busy for a couple of days starting around 15 or 20 th may.

A quiet day today and tomorrow as usual. Just finish my walk.

Take care.
wave
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 10:17 PM

Not much happening today. Getting used to ortho boot. Removed a piece that was digging into my leg and feels better. It's just stiff and heavy to lug around.

Weather staying in 50s and 60s most days; 70s should start soon. Before ya know it, we'll be complaining about the heat and humidity. Staying inside to cool off in stead of warm up yes

Funny dog story. Yesterday morning, when doggie day care came to pick up my dog, two people came, one of the usual guys (Jake) had brought a new staff member to meet Huey and explain how to work with him. Huey was snoozing in his bed and the guy called him out. Slowly, Huey started ambling over. The guy hunched down with Hueys leash and collar, ready to hook him up, but Huey, having noticed the other person walked right passed him to greet the woman. Maybe you had be there, but I laughed my head off. Now Jake a sweet kindda quite guy. Last week, he had to actually walk to Huey's bed to coax him out and get him moving, another laughable situation. Counter that with another staff, Tara, who is fun to chat with, comes into my home with a loud Hello Huey lets go, and stoops down to pat him before hooking the leash. He doesn't need any coaxing when she comes. Lately I've come to take more notice that Huey seems more apt to jump up and run with the ladies, and take his time with the men. I've have to pay more attention and report back grin

If my dog had his way, I'd be up feeding him by 4 am, and that ain't gonna happen thumbsdown Some days, if I don't sleep well, I'm up around 5am. Other days, he's whining by 5:30am. If I happen to oversleep and not get up until 6, he's frantic and overly thrilled that I finally woke up. Anyway, by the time the day care folks arrive about 7am, I'm just about alert and thinking of breakfast. But no matter how I feel, watching him run or not run to day care staff, he makes me laugh. During the really cold days, sometimes the staff will pick him up so he doesn't have to walk on the ice or snow. What a life. haha
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 10:40 PM

Yep! I hope to come back as a beloved pet in my next life! catrub
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/24/21 11:42 PM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
Yep! I hope to come back as a beloved pet in my next life! catrub



I'm definitely coming back as a cat.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/25/21 04:27 AM

butterflybabe, my stepdaughter had to wear one of those and she called it her Frankenfoot!

I've said too that I'm coming back as one of my cats or dogs!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/25/21 10:23 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/25/21 11:12 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning, then not sure what's on the agenda.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/25/21 04:17 PM

Good morning everyone laugh

Mmm, a Danish sounds marvelous ... and my kind of calories ... virtual!!

Have a great day wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/25/21 05:09 PM

"Mmm, a Danish sounds marvelous ... and my kind of calories ... virtual!!!"

lol lol lol
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/25/21 10:50 PM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy and 2nd covid-19 shot.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 12:15 AM

family, is the weather nice in Georgia and you can go take walks with your dog? It's SLOWLY getting nicer here!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 12:52 AM

no it is cold.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 12:58 AM

family, it'll be in the 80's by you all week. That is quite warm where I live!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 01:01 AM

Oh, my, family! The 80's! Sounds like heaven to me! We're supposed to get a couple of days like that this week - heck I'll just take the 70's! I will DEFINITELY be outside working! Sounds like you will have some nice days to spend some time outside too, family!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 03:33 AM

Our nice weather has turned into rain, rain and rain. That's given me a chance to finish Cyberpunk, which should be soon.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 11:04 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Netflix and Lunch with a friend today. My youngest son and his wife are taking me to Punta Gorda for a week. We will be leaving Saturday, they have rented a vacation home on the water. I'm very excited. summer
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 03:36 PM

Draclvr - haha zombie Hardest part for me is that it makes my foot hot; not a lot of air gets in there, still better than a cast. rolleyes
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 03:42 PM

butterflybabe, exactly what my step-daughter said!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 03:52 PM

Connie, that sounds lovely! I hope you have a wonderful time. happydance
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 05:46 PM

Have a good week everyone!
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/26/21 10:49 PM

Oh my Connie ... that's great ... my folks used to go their every summer ... they loved it! Enjoy and have fun!

Have a wonderful evening everyone wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 12:01 AM

Connie, that sounds like paradise! Have a wonderful time!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 12:08 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 02:02 AM

Hi connie ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have a GREAT time !!!!

Cheers.

Mad ๐Ÿ‘
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 11:03 AM

Good morning, Donuts and Danish in the Break Room. Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to the trip. summer
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 03:31 PM

Draclvr, how long did your daughter have to wear hers? Mine is on for a month.

Tomorrow I see ortho for hip pain which has gone up cause boot has a bevel on it causing me to be even more off balance. Hope he has an answer and can give me some much needed relief. I'm getting really, really tired of this.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 07:08 PM

I want to say it was at least 6 weeks. I know it was driving her nuts!

Didn't have time to grab a Danish this morning. Took my friend over to the doctor again for final diagnosis and treatment. She will be getting four 4-hour infusions once a week - not chemo. Mostly to try to get her back on her feet because she has to take care of so many animals.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 10:26 PM

Good afternoon everybody laugh Hope your day was enjoyable and your evening even more so!! yes

penguin
Posted By: Jarkeld

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/27/21 10:44 PM

Had to work on tuesday (King's Day) 13:30 to 22:00. Quite busy, many people in the hospital, ER was very busy andd there was a possible full exchange transfusion for a newborn baby. Luckily the bilirubin values started to drop under triple lamp uv therapy. Unwinding at the moment. Reading Temple of the Winds.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 04:21 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 04:27 AM

Jarkeld, so happy the baby made it without having to undergo the transfusion! Strange how something as simple as that UV lamp therapy can bring those bilirubin values down Definitely sound like you need to wind down.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 10:55 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Dinner and karaoke with friends tonight. summer
Posted By: Jarkeld

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 01:03 PM

@Draclvr: the uv light breaks down the bilirubin very fast. Faster than natural light. Luckily it works in most cases. The baby nearly had to go to Amsterdam.

I now have a couple of days off. I really need it. The kids have their May holiday as well. I'll be making a few bike rides along the flower fields. Very beautiful at the moment.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 02:18 PM

Happy Hump Day all! Busy week this week but wanted to say hey and hope all are well!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 07:26 PM

Seeing as I've now had both Covid Jabs, I visited my first brick & mortar shop in 13 months today !!

To collect my prescription from a small local Pharmacy smile

Wore a mask, used the hand sanitation post at the entrance and was served from behind a screen. So all felt very safe.

But not ready to tackle a supermarket yet lol
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 10:30 PM

Well-done, Mad! It certainly gives you a little bit more freedom and I'll take it! I frequent a rather large local supermarket. They require masks and have people with their shopping carts wait in a line. When a checkout station is open, someone waves you forward. Someone wipes down the keypad for credit cards every time. I feel very safe shopping there.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/28/21 11:27 PM

I felt like I was in a whole new world when I went shopping last week. The first time I'd gone in a year and a half.

Hubby and I leave first thing in the morning to go to daughter's house. She is promoting to Master Sargent on Friday! So blessed to get both my shots in time to attend We haven't seen her in 2 years, so really looking forward to the trip We'll be back Sunday. Til then, you all take care of yourselves wavegirl
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 12:08 AM

Enjoy your visit L4L!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 12:13 AM

Congratulations to your daughter, l4l! That is so exciting!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 12:48 AM

same thing.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 01:13 AM

L4L and soot, safe travels and congratulations and a huge thanks from me for your daughters service. hearts
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 01:19 AM

Wow !! How brilliant on all counts !! I hope you all have a wonderful time together bravo bravo bravo
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 02:29 AM

Have a safe trip and congrats to your daughter. thumbsup

wave
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/29/21 11:40 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. L4L, Congrats to your daughter. Shopping and lunch with a friend today. summer
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/30/21 01:32 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/30/21 11:11 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Have a Lovely TGIF. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/30/21 01:59 PM

Wow. Woke up to sunshine and nice warm temps. Everything is so green and pretty. Perfect day to work outside. Must remember my sunscreen!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/30/21 07:40 PM

We've had very little rain in my part of the UK during the whole of this month so once a week I've dragged myself out to water both front and rear gardens. Because I have a LOT of big planters that need plenty of water.

And the same was forecast for the whole of this week too .... No Rain.
So out I went to do it all again on Wednesday.

And then on Thursday it absolutely poured down !!!!

(The air was "blue" .... And not from the cold .... ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 04/30/21 08:31 PM

We've had rain in the forecast quite a bit the last couple of weeks but have only been drizzled upon by my house. I do hope it doesn't all come down at once one day.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 01:36 AM

So, are you saying YOU turned that air "blue" Mad?! joy2
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 01:50 AM

Yep. Absolutely did !! evil
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 02:28 AM

watching nfl draft and chores.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 11:14 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Leaving for Punta Gorda about noon. summer
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 02:01 PM

Beautiful day out here today, Sinus is preventing me from enjoying it though... also we decided to sell our lake house in California it is on the market and I can't seem to concentrate on much else.... I will be leaving a piece of my heart there........
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 02:33 PM

Oh, no! That is such a beautiful place, Winfrey. Didn't you and Carol get married there?

On the schedule for today is to plant my tomatoes. It's about a week earlier than I would like, but we are supposed to have a lot of rain starting tomorrow and then who knows when the garden wouldn't be just mud!

Kind of excited to have put out my first 1/2 gallon of sugar water for my hummingbirds! I've had travelers, but my resident hummers are finally here. I can tell the difference because the travelers are afraid of me and my resident birds will buzz me if their feeders are empty!
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 04:55 PM

Have a great trip Connie! The weather over here is wonderful!!

We are waiting for our humming birds ro return also Drac

Have a wonderful day everyone laugh
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 05:00 PM

Drac, we did get married in California but not at the lake house. We did however go up there afterwards. If you are interested I can send you a link to the virtual tour. She did a marvelous job.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/01/21 06:20 PM

Oh, please do! I would love to see it!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/02/21 01:01 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/02/21 02:25 AM

Family, I see you are having pretty nice weather there. Are you able to get out and do some things outside?
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/02/21 11:32 PM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy, thuunder storm coming.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/03/21 12:36 PM

Good morning everyone laugh

Have a great day!! wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/03/21 01:57 PM

Grabbing just a cup of coffee this morning. Plan is to head in town to start buying flowers for all my big outdoor pots. We got 114 tomato plants in the ground Saturday! Now to see how many survive the heavy thunderstorms tomorrow. I took a good week to harden them off to the outdoors, so I think they will be fine. A couple of certain dogs with VERY big feet are the most danger to them! But I have at least 100 extra plants if they are needed. Then I will start giving those away.

Enjoy your Monday, everyone!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/03/21 03:05 PM

Wow, Drac! Hope they all make it!

We are back from a great but busy visit with daughter! Go go go, and more people than i was comfortable with, but that is ok. MSgt is a big deal!

Was raining earlier!

Busy day here getting everything put away, washed, cleaned up, and back to rights!

Now time to Move my Body for a minute!

Hope you all have a most wonderful day
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/03/21 10:28 PM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/04/21 11:11 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Having a Wonderful time, we went to the island of Captivia yesterday. Not sure what's planed for today yet. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/04/21 12:54 PM

Groan.... coffee please. Had to get up at the a** crack of dawn to take my friend over to the next town for her first round of infusions. It was still dark out and I whined a lot. She told me it was bad enough to have to go through this, but also having to get up so early! She operates a Foundation for unadoptable animals and has around 30 dogs she had to get up and let out and then get back in their kennels. She said it was like herding cats! Now we have to worry about whether she can get back in this afternoon because of rain! I have to drive through two creeks to get to her house and if it rains a lot, they won't be passable.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/04/21 06:09 PM

Wow, Drac, sounds like a lot of not fun stuff going on there. Thank Goodness you are there for her!

Back from my run and waiting for the rain that is scheduled to be here about now. Off to walk Soot before that!
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/04/21 07:06 PM

Pretty bad weather here also, Hope everything turns out for you Drac.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/04/21 07:56 PM

So nice of you connie to put the donuts and danish out even though you are on vacation. Glad you are enjoying yourself!

Drac, you sound like a very great friend to have!
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/04/21 11:22 PM

Hello everyone and good evening laugh

Storms are running through us right now ... 60 MPH!! We've battened down the hatches and I'm turning PC off in case we lose power

Have a wonderful evening everyone wave
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/05/21 12:57 PM

Good morning everyone

Have a great day

I brought donuts this morning

laugh
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/05/21 01:37 PM

same thing., weather, raining, thunder, lighting, wendys system was down, had to eat a big mac combo, love it, but messy.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/05/21 02:34 PM

We lucked out on the severe weather - yay! So the creeks didn't rise and I got my friend home. She said her first infusion has already make her feel better - double yay!
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/05/21 03:24 PM

Good morning. happydance

Raining here today. Not much but enough to stop me going for my walk.

And a good friend is doing some painting in the kitchen, the corridor and the stairs going to the basement. thumbsup

Tomorrow, he will do the ceiling of the basement.

Take care.

wave
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/05/21 11:08 PM

thunderstorm over, snn came out. going be cloudy, same thing.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/06/21 02:22 PM

Good morning everyone ... Happy Thump Day ... I brought bagels and cream cheese this morning for the break room laugh

Have a great day! wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/06/21 02:30 PM

Bagels and cream cheese! Now THAT'S my kinda yumminess! I'll have one, thank you!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/06/21 06:48 PM

Such a gorgeous day here in AL. Blue skies, bright sun, low humidity dance

Hope you are having a wonderful day wavegirl
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/06/21 07:58 PM

I've been craving a bagel with cream cheese so thanks soot!

Mostly cloudy here today but the sun seems to be trying to come out. Earlier in the day the police were in our neighborhood handing out food boxes to those in need. That is the first time ever for something like that in this neighborhood. We passed on it so hopefully somebody who really needs it can benefit.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 01:26 AM

same thing, weather the same.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 02:21 AM

Hi everyone! It's been a really full week so far and looking forward to the weekend. I have a 6 month old golden coming for a long weekend for boarding. She's a cutie!

Can I ask for prayers and positive thoughts for my big sister please and thank you. She came down with Covid on Saturday and hasn't had any improvement. She is the sister who just lost her husband to pancreatic cancer. She lives alone and I'm really worried about her. hearts
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 02:42 AM

Oh, no. I am SO sorry to hear about your sister... COVID is so scary. I pray she will be one who escapes with only minor symptoms.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 04:04 AM

Prayers and positive thoughts for your sister Ana! I hope she will be okay, and soon! hug
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 05:24 AM

Sorry to hear about your big sister BrownEyedTiger, Prayers and positives thoughts sent to your sister and to you. I hope your sister gets through this OK. Take care.
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 10:56 AM

So sorry to read about your sister, Ana. Several members of our family had Covid so I know how worried you must be. Sending prayers and much love to you both.

Mary hearts
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 02:03 PM

Ana, I will be keeping your sister in my prayers and in my thoughts. So sorry to hear this. hearts
Posted By: judith

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 03:48 PM

Oh no, I'm so sorry Ana, keeping her in my thoughts & prayers.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/07/21 10:19 PM

Oh Goodness Ana, we will pray of course. Thank God we know more about it than we did. Gentle hugs
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 12:12 AM

Thank you so very much L4L, judith, Marian, Mary, starcom, oldbroad and Drac, much appreciated! My sister is a nurse practitioner and owns a wellness clinic. Her patients/clients are missing her terribly. She has been knocked off her feet with no improvement so far. Thankfully, no real breathing issues, just headache and severe exhaustion.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 12:15 AM

prayers and hugs on the way. i hope she get better, sports and chores.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 03:08 AM

Please keep us posted.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 05:57 AM

Ana, let's hope she has a mild case and gets back on her feet soon.

This virus has gone on for a long time, now. I got my first shot yesterday, the Pfizer vaccine. No issues with it except for the usual sore arm.
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 01:27 PM

Sorry to read about your sister, Ana. I hope she is improving My thoughts and prayers are with her.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 03:05 PM

Good for you, hagatha! We got Pfizer too... Although we are still being super careful, we actually met some very good friends at the local Mexican restaurant for margaritas and dinner last night. Kim is two weeks out from her second shot and it was heavenly!
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 03:37 PM

Sorry to hear about your sister Ana ... will definitely add her to my prayers. angel

Finally made it to the weekend happydance

I stopped @ Panera Bread and brought some Cinnamon Crunch and Asiago Bagels for everyone wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 03:51 PM

Be still my heart! I dearly LOVE those Cinnamon Crunch bagels from Panera! I had to close the Ranch the other night and I found a big box of them in the kitchen... you KNOW I grabbed one and took it home to eat at midnight!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 04:01 PM

Our bubble neighbours have all had their first shot, too, so we're all feeling pretty good about our small gatherings.

My husband hasn't had a shot, and I'm not pushing it because he isn't well now and has a severe needle phobia to boot. He rarely goes out because his mobility is poor, so I think he should be pretty safe within our small group. I might be able to persuade him to have a shot if we can get a Home Care Nurse over to administer it, for when things open up again and we can go out for meals, etc. We've got a couple of resorts nearby that have outdoor seating and it would be lovely to have lunch out on the deck.

We still haven't seen any humpbacks We were just checking our records, and they seem to show up anywhere from the end of April to the end of May so they should be back any day.

We did see a huge pod of Pacific White-Sided dolphins last week, followed about an hour later by a large pod of Transient Orca -- usually the Transients travel in small family groups but they will congregate with other groups for a hunt. They are mammal eaters, whereas our Resident Orca are strictly fish-eaters. The Residents are in trouble for lack of food, especially the Southern Resident pods, so salmon fishing is closed until further notice. Last year it was shut down until July. I'm hoping it never gets opened at all this year, just to give the babies a chance. The value of those animals to local economies is immense -- we have several whale-watching tour companies here just in our small city and they're packed all summer long.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 06:21 PM

Hope your Sister is starting to improve, BrownEyedTigre. I send my best for her hearts

Roll on the day when enough people have been vaccinated that the risk of infection becomes rare !!
But rather a long way to go yet yes
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 06:23 PM

hagatha, that is all so fascinating to me!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 08:25 PM

Thank you family, Drac, hagatha, Winfrey and soot. She is on day 8 and has been bedridden the whole time. She will get the new monoclonal antibody infusion on Monday if she doesn't start turning the corner. Since it leaves your immune system compromised we are hoping to see improvement so she won't need it. I believe in the power of prayer and positive thoughts so I can't thank you enough!

hagatha, I am so envious of your surroundings! I wish you shared photos of your area! hearts
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 09:34 PM

Originally Posted by BrownEyedTigre


hagatha, I am so envious of your surroundings! I wish you shared photos of your area! hearts



I'm not techie enough to do that! lol I can't even get my photos off my phone.

I fi had instructions I could, though.

I was actually going to post a link to my husband's photo website, but for some reason it doesn't load properly, and I'm not sure whether he's been maintaining it lately.


EDIT: Okay, so his web site isn't loading properly, and the fellow who was maintaining it is really busy, but here you can scroll through some of the photos. The verticals don't load properly, so they're cut off, and the horizontals are too big, but you can get a sense of what's what. It's really too bad we can't get this up and running again because it's really important to me.

Anyway:

http://www.johnlowmanphotography.ca/



Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 10:29 PM

Great story and photos hagatha! I have only looked at the birds so far. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 10:55 PM

Thanks for that, hagatha. I very much enjoyed seeing all those photos. Just wonderful bravo
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 11:55 PM

I only wish it was loading correctly. The proportions in some of the photos are completely wrong. I'm hoping we can find someone here in town who can help us get it running properly again, since it's kind of a legacy.

You can see a couple of pictures of the white baby orca from two summers ago.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/08/21 11:57 PM

Fantastic photo's Hagatha thank you for sharing yes
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 12:11 AM

same thing, weather cloudy and sunny.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 12:21 AM

hagatha, those photos are phenomenal! Thank you so very much for sharing! Your husband is very talented!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 01:10 AM

Thanks so much for sharing the website with us, hagatha. Your husband is very accomplished.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 03:07 AM

He is very talented. It's honestly too bad you can't see the pictures properly.

The photography is one of the main reasons we moved here from Vancouver, though when we moved we had no idea that the humpbacks had returned to the area after 60-odd years -- they were hunted right down to the very last one. We saw them up in telegraph Cove about 15 years ago, and they had only just arrived that year, again for the first time in 50 years. It's nice to know that nature can rebound if we stop killing everything!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 05:32 AM

Holy cow, that is simply wonderful. I was only able to get a couple of pictures loaded, but I would love to see the rest. I'll try again tomorrow.
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 12:47 PM

More prayers for your sister, Ana. hearts I hope she turns the corner soon. Such a worry for you!

Hagatha, what beautiful photos! I loved the owl shots. What a talent your husband has. Thank you for sharing with us.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 05:21 PM

Hugs and prayers for your sister, Ana
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 05:40 PM

Thank you Mary and L4L!

Ana mother
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 06:00 PM

mother to all of you GameBoomer moms.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/09/21 08:44 PM

mother

Happy Mother's Day to all of our moms!!! bravo
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 01:16 AM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 09:11 AM

Hi BrownEyedTigre smile

It's Saturday since I last posted my best wishes for your Sister. I do hope she has improved over the weekend ?? hearts
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 11:09 AM

Good morning, Danish and Donuts in the Break Room. Ana, prayers and Positive thoughts for your sister. I had a Wonderful vacation with my youngest son and his wife. Lunch, Hulu, and Hallmark with a friend today. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 01:54 PM

Welcome back Connie ... glad to hear you had a wonderful time ... they're keeping me busy at work
wave
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 02:14 PM

Morning everyone, this has been one crazy week for me. I posted we were selling our lake house... boy, there is a lot of paperwork associated with this. Thank heavens for this thing called Docusign that lets you log in and sign documents online. Between that and all the bids coming in it has been crazy. I never would have thought that the renting of a truck would end up being one of our biggest problems. UHaul sucks to say the least! We made reservations with them to rent a truck then proceeded to buy tickets to fly down. With everything set we get a call from UHaul stating that they no longer can get a truck for us and instead want to send boxes to us to fill and they would pick them up... no way would they be able to get those down our mountain driveway.. we said no we did not want to cancel.. they said they would try and get a truck.... 2 days later they called and said no they could not but we could use a truck and fill it and drive it to them and they would put the stuff into boxes and send the boxes to us> WHAT.. we can have a truck for a day only... this wouldn't work.... thank Heavens for PENKSE TRUCK Co. They have guaranteed us a truck! eek
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 04:40 PM

Good grief! U Haul doesn't seem to want your business very badly! Glad you found an alternative. I was wondering how the sale was going to go. Around here, it's an extreme seller's market. Even in our small town, a house goes up for sale and there is a bidding war!
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 06:32 PM

Yes, Drac it is a sellers market right now. We had amazing offers. We are pending right now. I hope all goes smoothly.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 10:10 PM

woot No jury duty for me tomorrow. I hope they lose my name for a couple of years. I am not feeling well today so I really don't know if I would have went anyway.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/10/21 10:36 PM

Yay!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 12:11 AM

same thing.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 12:49 AM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
woot No jury duty for me tomorrow. I hope they lose my name for a couple of years. I am not feeling well today so I really don't know if I would have went anyway.


That's a relief.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 02:00 AM

Happy Monday everyone! I'm happy to say that after 10 days, my sister has turned the corner and is starting to feel better. She can now stay awake all day instead of sleeping which is a huge difference. She still gets exhausted after just feeding her cat and ferals and needs to rest, but sitting and watching tv or reading is better than completely zonked out. I'm so happy! Thank you so very much to all of you for the prayers and positive thoughts! I believe they all helped!

Winfrey, that's craziness! Glad you found a good moving company. My friend just moved and rented from Uhaul and they received a significantly smaller truck than they reserved. They had to get rid of stuff because there was no more time to wait. Ugh!

connie, welcome back!

be back...
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 02:15 AM

Oh, thank heavens for your sister, Ana! I've checked in several times this evening hoping to see some good news!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 02:24 AM

That is good news Ana. I hope she continues to improve quickly!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 02:45 AM

Very good to hear, BrownEyedTigre bravo
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 02:59 AM

Thank goodness your sister is starting to improve, Ana. I was thinking about her. hearts
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 04:49 AM

Great news BrownEyedTiger, I hope she continues to improve and still more prayers and positive thoughts are on the way. Take care.

Winfrey , good luck with your moving, I hope all goes well the rest of the way.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 11:40 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Ana, Wonderful news your sister is feeling better. summer
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 12:03 PM

Hello Boomers, hope you are all keeping well and safe!

Ana, that is great news about your sister! Will continue to pray for a complete reccovery. hearts

Got a load of washing to attend to today. Oh, the joys!

Much love,

Mary hearts
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 03:17 PM

Terrific Tuesday ya'll puppy

Ana, that is great news about your sister.

It's a beautiful day here. I've been busy and now am heading out for a gentle stroll around the neighborhood. Not sure why, but my hamstrings are sore, so won't run, just walk a bit.

Hope everyone has an amazing day!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 04:34 PM

Hello friends,

Haven't been here for a few days. Dealing with the boot on my left foot has been exhausting, specially since it tends to aggravate the pain in my right hip. Working with the velcro makes me cuss like crazy. I don't care cause there's no one else around. grin Yesterday got the results of abdominal CAT scan, which shows a small benign nodule protruding from my right kidney. Five years ago, I had to use a wheelchair for a month so I could stay off my left foot while it healed from a major break. It was nothing fancy. A simple borrowed, folding wheelchair that I borrowed and it met my needs. I'm not a physically strong person, never have been, and it took a lot to move myself in and out of the wheelchair. Hit myself numerous times, apparently bruising my right kidney. Cussed a lot then too. grin The CAT scan shows a small benign spot which, after talking with ortho yesterday and primary physician today, seems that the spot may be scar tissue from the bruise that is touching a nerve and that is causing the pain. Next step is physical therapy. The hope is the PT will identify the problem area and help my body learn to avoid it. So I feel a bit better now that things are starting to make sense.

Last few weeks, while getting used to the boot and knowing it has to come off while driving, some friends have provided transport to doc appts. They were more than willing, but it was humbling to have to ask. Once I had an early appt, so used a cab. Tried to get a cab again after appt. I was surprised to find the call was voice activated. The system correctly repeated the pick up address, than asked where exactly at the building the cab was to go. When I said 'entrance', the system asked to choose from a list of addresses, none of which were what I had originally said. I called several times, each time was worse. Luckily, being later in the morning, a friend was awake and came out. Yesterday, decided enough was enough and carefully did what I needed to do to drive myself to my appt. Though I still mildly cussed blech, getting boot on and off is getting a bit easier. See foot doc next week and pray it comes off.

Sending good thoughts to everyone else dealing with life's challenges.

Last week, a friend took tarp off my lawn chairs and put them in garage, so time for friends to come over and chat. Even if it rains, can still relax in comfort of garage. Still want to fix patio, but garage is better than nothing. yes

hugs to all wave2
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 08:49 PM

Great news, Ana.

Finally we have an afternoon that's good for boating. No sun, but it's not windy and the tides work in our favour.

Still haven't seen any humpbacks, and the whale-watching boats are still going north to look for grizzlies, so I guess the humpies are not back yet. I think we'll just do a quick spin around Mittlenatch, which is a small island that hosts large bird nesting colonies and many, many Stellar and California sea lions. Still lots of migrating birds at this time of year, too.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 09:04 PM

same thing, great news ana..
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 09:21 PM

Enjoy the boating hagatha!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 10:19 PM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
Enjoy the boating hagatha!


Thanks. It's important for my guy. It's the only time he forgets about the cancer and is able to just be.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/11/21 10:21 PM

Great news Ana woot

Hope your boating was fun Hagatha!

Keeping you in my prayers ButterFlyBabe for your foot and no boot!

Ah ... too late for donuts I see ... I need to stop in before I go to work wink

Have a wonderful evening everyone wave
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 02:13 AM

Thank you all so much! Sis is doing much better, still gets exhausted quickly but is definitely feeling much better.

hagatha, hope you were able to enjoy the day with hubby on the boat. hearts

Butterflybabe, sorry you are going through a rough patch. SEnding positive thoughts your way!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 05:09 AM

Yikes! I was just reading the online news and there is a story about my next door neighbor having been scammed of his life savings by somebody who called him posing as an Avast employee and talking about a refund. They refunded him more than what they said and then wanted him to return the money, convinced him to allow remote access to his computer and wiped him out. His money disappeared in Bangkok. frown
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 05:12 AM

Oh, good grief! I get so sad to hear about these scams... I preach never, never, never even answer these calls.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 11:30 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Positive thoughts and Prayers for all who need them. Mani/Pedi today, then dinner and karaoke with friends. A very dear friend lost her hubby last week. They had just celebrated their 50th Anniversary, please keep Ruthie in your prayers. kitty
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 11:58 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Ruthie ... there are events in life that are onerous ... I'll grab a bagel and scoot to work wave
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 12:52 PM

oldbroad, so sorry to hear about your neighbor. It is just amazing to me how many fall for these scams. I get at least 3 a week, via email, text and voice mail (I never answer unknown numbers).

connie, my condolences to your friend. Prayers for strength.

soot, have a great day!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 02:28 PM

Originally Posted by oldbroad
Yikes! I was just reading the online news and there is a story about my next door neighbor having been scammed of his life savings by somebody who called him posing as an Avast employee and talking about a refund. They refunded him more than what they said and then wanted him to return the money, convinced him to allow remote access to his computer and wiped him out. His money disappeared in Bangkok. frown



I'm very grateful that my 89-year-old mother is utterly skeptical and just won't fall for any scam.

I'm constantly getting fake calls from "Canada Revenue Agency" threatening me with arrest if I don't "pay up" immediately (as in, get to the bank right now). The voice message starts with an assertion that the police are literally on the way to my house. About a year ago the voice messages started being recorded in Chinese, with ghastly loud music playing in the background. The calls are targeting recent immigrants, who might not understand that our tax agency doesn't work that way. No police, no screaming sirens, no night in a cold cell.
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 05:14 PM

After having my computer frozen by a scammer and meeting one on a dating website, I've become very cautious. Thankfully, I didn't lose any money and a friend unlocked my computer, but I learned a lot. Main thing is, if you have to call a number or open a file to find out something, that's just a huge red flag. Every time you think you figured it out, they try something else. Once got a VM warning that I was going to get arrested for an IRS thing and gave a 'case' number and phone number to call to find out what it was all about. I hadn't gotten any mail from IRS which is how they contact you, not by phone, so I ignored it. But, it's all scare tactics. You just gotta not fall for it.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 08:17 PM

Some calls of that nature that I get here in the UK are "recordings" but if an actual person has the audacity to call I will sometimes join in and ask awkward questions or give ridiculous made up answers .... just to annoy them as much as they are annoying me !!

Then, after blocking the number from calling again, I report it to an appropriate SPAM address.

Not that that does much good because I already know most of those type of numbers can't be traced and/or dealt from within the UK thumbsdown
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 09:51 PM

Unfortunately, I barely trust anybody or anything anymore, so you may legitimately need some help and I won't trust that you are not scamming me. And that is truly sad!

Connie, prayers for your friend!

Have a good evening all!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/12/21 10:50 PM

I'm with you, oldbroad. My phone went off with a number in another state and of course, I didn't answer. I get scam calls like this every day. Then I got a voice mail that it was a friend who actually needed some assistance with her computer! But if they don't leave a voice mail, they are blocked and deleted.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 01:25 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 11:14 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Celebrating a friend's Birthday tonight. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 01:17 PM

Good morning, I'll grab a bagel to go please ... yes, the majority of calls we get are scam/telemarketing ... WOM doesn't answer if the call is not on our contact list (kin & close friends only) ... I'll usually answer as there are times I'm expecting a call but am not sure how their ID will appear ... don't know that we'll ever solve this issue think ... Have a fun time tonight Connie ... everyone stay safe
wave
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 01:56 PM

Condolences to your friend, Connie.

Sorry your neighbour was scammed, oldbroad. These types have no conscience.

Hagatha, hope your hubby is doing better.

Ana, glad to read your sister is doing much better!

Hi, soot, butterflybabe, Mad, Draclvr and family wave

Well, got a real surprise in the mail this morning! A citation for Jury Service. Oh, the joys! I will, of course, apply for exemption on the grounds of disability and also due to the fact that my husband is shielding. Nothing is ever simple though. I have to get a letter from my GP. He has to confirm that I'm a double amputee and that my condition is long-term and unlikely to change! rotfl I first did Jury Service over 10 years ago and attended every day for 5 days. On the fifth day I was summoned on to the jury only to have the case collapse within the first half hour due to evidence tampering!
There are no guarantees that I will be excused. Keep your fingers crossed everyone!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 04:57 PM

MsMercury,

At my urging my husband went to our GP to look at a chronic recurring infection he has over the site of his surgery. It was badly inflamed again and making him very ill. He's been treated with a heavy-duty antibiotic and is much better, better appetite, much more clear-headed and he doesn't spend all day sleeping. There's no question that he's fading slowly (it is an extremely slow-growing cancer and hasn't done much growing for the last year), but he's still totally up for boating and visiting our neighbours and barbeques on the beach; just not every day. We're getting close to 7 years on with this disease, and I'm not counting him out just yet. Nobody expected him to last this long. It's clear that having a strong will to live is very important and he's willing to put up with a lot just to stay on this Earth a bit longer. The good days still outweigh the bad.

It's a gorgeous day here so I think we'll take a run down to Courtenay/Comox and hang out on the beach at Goose Spit., maybe take a picnic lunch.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 06:35 PM

Good afternoon. I'll take a cheese danish if there is one available please.

MsMercury - are you kidding me? Even with the issues you have going on in your life, you may still have to attend jury service? That is crazy.! My fingers are certainly crossed for you!!!

I hope you all enjoy your day!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/13/21 08:32 PM

We are having a beautiful day here. In the 60's. In May! Amazing!

Hope you all are having a beautiful day! wavegirl
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/14/21 01:03 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/14/21 11:06 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. It will be a beautiful day here, low 80's. summer
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/14/21 11:51 AM

I only wish I was kidding, oldbroad! With any luck there will be a letter from my GP waiting this afternoon.

Hagatha, happy to read your hubby is doing much better after your intervention. Hubby's cancer is high-grade and very agressive. He's still in a fair amount of pain and this after 5 rounds of radiotherapy and 6 rounds of chemo. He's on Zomorph slow-release twice a day and Oramorph which he can take every hour if he needs to. Some days he has 3 doses of Oramorph, some days 2 doses, and some days he doesn't need it at all. Sometimes he needs it through the night. He has to have a telephone consult with his GP with a view to weaning him off Oramorph. Zomorph has made a difference but not that much that he can do without Oramorph. We shall see. I'm so glad your hubby continues to beat the odds and may he continue to do so. I'm totally convinced this is due in no small part to the love and support he has from yourself. Thinking of you both always hearts

Hey ho, off I go! Got some ironing to get through and other odds and ends.

Wishing all of you a great day!

Much love,

Mary hearts
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/14/21 09:55 PM

Good afternoon everyone laugh I see you all polished off the goodies...well that's to be expected. I had a good day at work and now can celebrate T.G.I.F. properly ... @home!!!!

Have a wonderful evening all wave
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 01:30 AM

sports and chores.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 02:11 AM

So nice tonight. We did our "date night" at a local restaurant and stopped at the American Legion. ALL the people we interacted with have been fully vaccinated, so it felt so GOOD to see so many of our friends again!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 11:45 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Shopping is on the agenda today. Working the kitchen for our dinner at the Eagles tonight, trivia to follow. Enjoy your weekend. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 01:56 PM

Good morning everybody laugh
wishing you all a wonderful Saturday
it's time for projects and chores and other things too
in the meantime you all have a wonderful day too
wave2

Love the cinnamon crunch bagels happydance
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 05:32 PM

We're having a beautiful sunny day, but it's very windy so boating is off the table.

We're starting to see a few yachts now, a couple of big ones, although we haven't had anything in the "superyacht" class go through here for a couple of years now. A marine site I use tracks vessels that have transponders, so it's fun to see yachts here and then a few months later look up where they are in the winter. A lot of them end up in the Mediterranean, of course.

Still no humpbacks, but a large pod of white-sided dolphins went by yesterday. They hung around for a while in one of the fishing holes nearby. They really are the most sociable and friendly of marine mammals. We've encountered them many times out on the water and they actually do rush over to say hello and hang out with you.
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 08:16 PM

Hagatha, your place sounds like such an idyllic spot to live in. I can just picture what you are describing! Sorry the wind is preventing you from getting some boating in.

Hi all, a quiet day spent with hubby and youngest son who is 'on shift' with us until Wednesday. He surprised us by cooking dinner. I really appreciated that as I had a very restless night last night with not much sleep. Thank goodness for my Kindle. I spent most of the night reading or playing my favourite word game.

Mary hearts
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/15/21 11:29 PM

Had a wonderful day! My older son lives close by, but I've only seen him once in over a year! He came by to pick up my old office chair and stayed for a couple of hours. Then my friend Jennifer and her boyfriend came by to pick up a bunch of my left over tomato plants and stayed and talked for a couple of hours too! It was SOOOO nice! They said this was the first time they'd done that too.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/16/21 01:18 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/16/21 11:24 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning, not sure what's on the agenda after that. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/16/21 12:48 PM

Little Soot and I got our 2 miles in at the park at sunrise and just finished breakfast. Time for a treat --> bagel
Baseball game with son and grand boys this afternoon. L4L gets needed quiet time! Have a wonderful Sunday.
penguin
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/16/21 02:38 PM

I'll have to pass on the goodies this morning, but that'll leave more for everyone else! I have one of my favorites for breakfast... cold leftover pizza and black coffee! When my friend Jennifer left yesterday, it was already 6:00 and too late to start anything for supper, so Hubby just ran in town and picked up a couple pizzas.

Doing some last minute bedding laundry and cleaning before my sister and my nephew arrive tomorrow evening. They are heading out from NW Iowa to spend a few days down here - I haven't seen any of my Iowa family for 3 1/2 years and I'm SO excited!
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/16/21 04:05 PM

Love pizza, just as much for breakfast. Nice to be able to start seeing relatives again!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/16/21 04:09 PM

We had leftover pizza for lunch AND dinner yesterday as neither of us felt like cooking. It has all the food groups anyway. lol We're lucky that the only place in town that delivers makes fantastic pizza.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 12:07 AM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 12:18 AM

family, are these same shows on every day, even on the weekends?
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 04:13 AM

Originally Posted by Draclvr
family, are these same shows on every day, even on the weekends?


I was kind of wondering that, myself. I've never really been a daytime TV person, so I know nothing about any of these.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 10:47 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Lunch and Netflix with a friend, meeting at the Eagles tonight. summer
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 12:46 PM

Hubby had his second COVID jab yesterday. He was fine until the middle of the night when he woke up shivering, teeth chattering and with a pounding headache. Poor soul couldn't warm up at all. I, on the other hand, had trouble regulating my inner thermostat and was rather too warm. I gave him a couple of Paracetamol which dealt with the headache but it really took about an hour for him to warm up. He's fine today. I'm still waiting for a home visit for my 2nd jab.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 01:57 PM

Yay for your hubby! The second one is the one that really kicks in the immune system, so my hubby felt awful for about 12 hours too. Me, I had nothing with either one! I almost wish I HAD!

hagatha, I never watch daytime TV either, so I found it odd that the same shows are on every single day and even on the weekends! But since I don't watch, maybe they run 7 days a week. I would get bored - but then I'm someone who likes to be outside working if the weather permits.

I'm so excited that my sister and great nephew will be driving here from NW Iowa today! I haven't seen any of my Iowa family for 3 1/2 years - since my mom's funeral. They will be here for just a few days as Mason just graduated from high school and has to work this weekend. He's been working part time as a nurse's aide at the same nursing home my mom was in. I think he'll be working there full time before he heads off to the Univeristy of South Dakota for a nursing degree this fall.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 03:45 PM

woot Good news for hubby getting his 2nd jab Ms Mary ... can't wait to hear of you getting yours too!

Have fun during your visit with sister and great nephew Draclvr!

Grabbed a Cinnamon Crunch bagel on the way out the door this morning to work happydance

wave
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 03:58 PM

Nice day outside, finished morning chores, going out for my first lunch with family in a very lone time!!!
Posted By: copper

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 07:11 PM

Must be a bagel day, I had a cheese bagel with cream cheese!

Looking forward to my second covid jab in June, not looking forward to the side effects.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 08:25 PM

Copper, maybe you'll get lucky like me and have nothing!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/17/21 11:35 PM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/18/21 10:58 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Copper, I had no side effects either. summer
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/18/21 01:09 PM

Good morning. happydance

A good donut and some work on the flower beds will make my day. I stll have some flowers to plant in.

Take care.

wave



Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/18/21 01:35 PM

Rain, rain and more rain! I would LOVE to get into my flower beds to pull weeds, Chief! Not gonna happen today though! But I have my sister and great-nephew visiting from NW Iowa, so we're going to go bumming around anyway.
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/18/21 03:13 PM

Hey all, with any luck at all, I'll get this dang boot off my foot tomorrow. Then it's straight to the chiropractic to start putting me back together again. Had my annual appt with neurologist for my Sleep Apnea. She noticed change in sleep habits since boot has been on. Increased my air flow a bit. It's 9:50 am and, though tired, my brain is working well enough to do computer stuff. That's an hour earlier than usual.

My dog's health is deteriorating a bit again. He's still happy and relatively energetic but slowing down. Twice now, when dancing around eager to get to his food bowl, his front legs fold under him and his jaw hits the floor. First time was when the day care taxi brought him home and, before the driver could reach in to help him out, he jumped out of the cage and landed jaw first on the driveway. Other day, after driver got him into the house, and removed the leash, he turned around fast and same thing happened. The whole thing takes just a few seconds. No blood, recovers fast like nothing happened. He will not get up on the couch anymore. He looks like he wants to but is afraid to try. But he gets close enough, I can lean down and lift him up onto the couch. When he's home, his favorite and safest place is his own bed. Though I try not to think about it too much, I'm a realist, and am slowly preparing myself for what I will need to do for him as the disease progresses.

Drac, enjoy your trip!

puppy
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/18/21 07:03 PM

Good Afternoon Everybody!

Butterflybabe - hug
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 12:15 AM

ButterFlyBabe ... keeping you and Huey in my thoughts and prayers

Have a good evening everyone laugh
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 12:18 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 10:58 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Dinner and karaoke with friends tonight. summer
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 06:49 PM

Well, Lake house just sold. I can't believe how smoothly it went. I've linked a few pictures of it if you care to look... if you look closely you can see a piece of my heart that I left behind.

House

View from deck

view

Dock
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 07:05 PM

Great photos, Winfrey! As you know, I am only about five miles away from there, so it all looks very familiar. It sure sold fast!

The last home that Ken and Roberta Williams from Sierra Online (King's Quest, Phantasmagoria, Gabriel Knight series, etc.) lived in, prior to selling the company and moving to Seattle, was right on this lake.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 07:21 PM

Beautiful and peaceful looking. Thanks for sharing. Glad it went smoothly!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 08:41 PM

Winfrey, I would have had a hard time letting go of that lovely place. Looks like heaven. I'm not surprised it sold so quickly.
Posted By: copper

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 09:59 PM

What hagatha said!!!!

I'm sure I'd think I'd moved to heaven if that was my view.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 10:19 PM

Oh my Winfrey what a lovely house and location

Hey everyone ... I survived my day at work and now it's time to unwind and relax

Have a wonderful evening wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/19/21 10:21 PM

What a beautiful place, Winfrey !! And thank you for letting us see it smile
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 12:25 AM

Just a gorgeous property and home! Glad it sold quickly and smoothly, but also sad to see a piece of your heart leave too.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 01:03 AM

same thing.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 01:14 AM

Winfrey, I'd have a hard time letting it go tool! Glad it went smoothly.

Marian, I'd be outside all the time hiking if I lived there!

soot, another survivor here! Two more days to go!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 10:57 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Winfrey, a Beautiful home. Lunch out with a friend today, then swimming at another friend's house. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 12:00 PM

Good morning everyone ... have a wonderful day! wave
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 03:41 PM

Lovely day here, but that darned wind won't stop. It got so cold last night I had to pull out the down comforter again.

I'm at my two weeks since my shot, so apparently I'm 90% immune now. My hairdresser finally got her shot yesterday, so I'll be able to get my hair cut soon. Yay! It's never been this long before and it is a real pain to take care of. Takes me about 15 minutes to get a comb through it.

Have a good Thursday everyone.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 04:30 PM

That's a pretty good feeling, isn't it! I just enjoyed a 3 day visit with my sister and great-nephew because we are all fully vaccinated! Haven't seen them in 3 1/2 years!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 04:51 PM

rah Got rid of the boot yesterday rah

Doc went over with me shoe restrictions and medicine to help with arthritis in that area. He also added some PT, so that will be added to what is already scheduled for my hip. So June will probably be filled with chiro and PT appts. Thank goodness I'm retired and it's summer lol Dealing with PT and med issues while working was a royal thumbsdown

Last night dog did something weird. Typically, he eats 'dinner' around 5:30/6:00, so just after 8 pm he wants a snack. Around that time, if it hasn't happened, he'll come over to remind me. He didn't do that last night. Instead, even though I purposely made noise putting a few teeny cookies in his bowl, he didn't move. So, I went over and gently woke him. Told him his cookies were ready, and pointed in the direction of his bowl. Slowly he got up, ate and went back to bed and slept til 5 am. BUT, the day before, when brought home, I learned he'd had quite the day because there is a new member who is just 6 months old. Apparently, Huey had some fun chasing and playing with it. Glad he has fun over there grin

lab
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 07:59 PM

Originally Posted by Draclvr
That's a pretty good feeling, isn't it! I just enjoyed a 3 day visit with my sister and great-nephew because we are all fully vaccinated! Haven't seen them in 3 1/2 years!


Unfortunately my guy hasn't had his shot yet. He has a severe needle phobia (he went 50 years without any kind of shot or blood test) and keeps putting it off. I worry about it, but I feel as though I need to start getting out of the house more before I go crazy. At some point I'll put my foot down because the last thing I need is another thing to worry about. My own health has been suffering and now that I've got my recent blood test results back I see that my Thyroid disease is not being properly controlled and I need to increase my medication. My cortisol levels are very high as well. I need a break.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 08:28 PM

You certainly do! I would insist sooner rather than later and just get it over with.
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/20/21 10:50 PM

Hi hagatha, tell your guy to: 1) Don't look at the needle, look away 2) It is very quick and you can barely feel it, when I got my shot I had to ask the medic if he actually gave me the needle, that's how smooth and painless it was 3) If he does not get the shot, I will send him some painful Virtual Cuffs behind the Ears which would be more painful than the needle.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/21/21 01:25 AM

same thing.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/21/21 03:16 AM

Originally Posted by Starcom
Hi hagatha, tell your guy to: 1) Don't look at the needle, look away 2) It is very quick and you can barely feel it, when I got my shot I had to ask the medic if he actually gave me the needle, that's how smooth and painless it was 3) If he does not get the shot, I will send him some painful Virtual Cuffs behind the Ears which would be more painful than the needle.


His phobia is much, much worse than that, unfortunately. We have managed his blood tests by using numbing cream and a face mask, plus a ton of Ativan, but a jab in the arm is far more traumatic for him than a blood test.

He may have decided to just not ever get the shot. He doesn't really go anywhere any more. Because walking is very painful for him sometimes, I do all the shopping, get his beer and other happy stuff from the local government store and grab his medications from the pharmacy, so he isn't really at risk anyway. His choice, I guess.

But I went out today and actually shopped, put my dollars back into local stores. I'm very good at that normally grin , but I've been staying away for 18 months. Came home with a good haul. Shoes, kitchen stuff from the local gourmet store, a lovely summer dressing gown, some very tasty oils and vinegars, and prawns for dinner.
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/21/21 05:02 AM

Well as you say hagatha if your guy hardly goes anywhere and you are vaccinated then it probably dosen't matter if takes the shot, too bad they can't come out with pill form.
Glad you finally enjoyed going out there to shop and buy stuff.
Take care, and I have cancelled the Virtual Cuffs cool, no worries for him.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/21/21 10:53 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Working in the yard today, before the upper 90's next week. summer
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/21/21 10:33 PM

Too darn hot! Broke down and turned the air on! summer winter
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/21/21 10:43 PM

Good evening everyone laugh

The weekend has officially arrived and I see we still have a cinnamon crunch bagel in the breakroom ... thanks Connie

woot
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 01:06 AM

Bagels come in cinnamon crunch? Is this really a thing? I've been missing out!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 01:16 AM

I had never heard of it either hagatha until soot kept grabbing one. Apparently they are available at Panera Bread which I've never been to.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 01:43 AM

sports aand chores.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 01:51 AM

The Cinnamon Crunch bagels are to die for! We have them from a place called Panera Bread.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 05:15 AM

So, we saw our first humpback of the season, a big one, moving south about 150 yards offshore. I guess the mothers with babies will be along soon. Now, if only that darned wind would go away.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 11:25 AM

Good morning, Donuts, Danish, and Bagels in the Break Room. Dinner and karaoke tonight with a friend. Enjoy your weekend. summer
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 01:41 PM

Good morning, well my days have gotten busier. My farrier said to stall our horses, one is Insulin Resistant and his crest is really hard. The farrier is afraid of founder. Rosie the other is slightly but does not like not being near 8Ball. So they are stalled except for 5am to 10 am for a week or so. They if his neck is better I can let them out at night... So I am up early letting them out and it seems constantly mucking out their stalls! They are not happy campers. That plus the pollen count..... what can I say..... perhaps 2 donuts are in order.. woozy
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 02:09 PM

I am thinking 2 donuts are for certain Winfrey...I imagine your horses are like us... not really excited with changing our routinewink

I am also thinking 2 bagels are in order for me... the weekend's here woot

In the meantime it's time for projects and chores

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone

wave2
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 02:09 PM

That is awesome hagatha! Hope you can see the babies soon!

connie, enjoy your day!

Have a great weekend everyone! Off to the eye doctor this afternoon. Woke to a very painful eye today. Love when you can go to sleep fine and wake up not so great. lol
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 02:26 PM

Oh, Winfrey, I have been there and done that with one of my mares! Had to dry lot her. That is something you will have to watch for the rest of his life... founder is SO awful and hard to deal with. And if that coffin bone turns, they have to be put down. Happened to me. Good luck with yours - especially this time of the year, the grass can be dangerous.

It's not raining for a change here and my sister went back to Iowa. So, I'm heading out to plant my pepper plants and finish doing a few big pots. Then I just shudder to look at all the weeds just waiting for me!

Ana, that sounds awful - hope it's nothing serious.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 03:00 PM

Sorry I missed your posts Winfrey and soot! Looks like it took awhile for me actually hit submit from the time I started. lol

Winfrey, I'm so sorry about your babies! I'm not very educated in horse diseases but I am so sorry to hear and hope it can be made manageable if not curable. hearts

soot, hope your chores and projects go smoothly!

Drac, hope you can get all your planting in! We are so very dry and hot here. It hit 87 yesterday and will hit 90 today.

Off to run Nugget before the heat hits!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 03:43 PM

oldbroad, I agree with you! I in a suburb northwest of Chicago, and got my AC started. It's not the heat as much as the humidity that insists on coming with it. yes slapforehead Temps in 80s in May is early. Hope it's not a sign of a hot, hot summer. But I'll take that over ice and snow any day.

Mostly trying to get laundry done today. Boot wore me out so much, I just got bare necessities done.

have a great one wave2
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 06:27 PM

same thing.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 06:31 PM

Who thought I'd be learning about horses today. shocked

Winfrey, I'm sending my best hopes for your horse and you! hug
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/22/21 09:55 PM

Winfrey, so sorry your babies are not doing as well as we'd like.

Ana, hope your eye is soon better

It's been hot here. No surprise. Humidity is climbing but not in full force yet. Monday is supposed to be 98. It is safe to say my AC will be running, prayerfully.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 03:35 AM

98 degrees! I could not stand that. I do love living on the coast. We get a LOT of rain and gray, gloomy days and wind, but it never gets very hot. I'm originally from Toronto, so I do know what hot and humid feels like. Years ago I told my mother I would would only ever visit her in October, the only month in Southern Ontario that is remotely bearable. Spring (which is May) has bugs, bugs and more bugs, summer is deathly hot and horribly humid, October is lovely, and November through April are bitterly cold and horribly wet and mucky and dirty at the same time.

Winfrey, I do hope your equine babies get better.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 11:33 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning. Ana, I hope your eye gets better quickly. Winfrey I hope your babies get better. Hot, Hot, Hot, here this coming week. Could hit 99 to 100, AC will run non stop. This week has been beautiful cool and low humidity. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 02:10 PM

Yikes, Connie! I think we've got one day that will push 90ยฐ but mostly in the mid-eighties. For us out here in the country, that's not enough for the AC because the nights are still quite cool. We're working outside most of the time, so don't spend a lot of time in the house anyway.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 03:48 PM

Good morning Connie, Drac and everyone else laugh Yes Connie it looks like we'll both be in the 90s this week ... I'm pulling for the mid 90s!!
woot I'm in time for cinnamon crunch bagels

I've brought a couple of Cater Tek 96s with a dark French roast and light Breakfast blend for everyone.

Have a wonderful Sunday wave

penguin

Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 05:13 PM

Late !!

But hope your eyes are getting better, BrownEyedTigre AND wishing you all the best with your horses Winfrey yes

hug hug
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 05:26 PM

I'll go for a vat of the dark roast, Soot.

What's a Cater Tek 96?
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 05:42 PM

Hey Hagatha ... it's a container for beverages used by caterers


Cater Tek 96
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 06:18 PM

Thank you for asking, hagatha! I had no idea either! But I WILL take some of that dark roast!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 09:58 PM

Ah. So I really CAN have a vat of dark roast! Plenty for everyone.

A National Geographic cruise vessel just went past, going north. I guess they've resumed their tours, which are part cruise, part education. I'd love to go on one. More of the larger yachts are appearing, too. This town could really use a good tourist season. We lost a few businesses last year, though the community did pull through for a couple of local coffee shop/restaurants.
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 11:08 PM

Good evening everyone. I just thought I would share a picture of my horses in their stalls. They are finally getting to like the idea. They are waiting for me to let them out into the front part of the barn to eat their grain and munch on some more hay. (yes they have hay and water in their stalls..)

Rosie and 8Ball
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/23/21 11:15 PM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 12:50 AM

Thank you so much, Winfrey ๐Ÿ™‚

Wonderful to see the lovely animals our members look after praise
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 01:47 AM

Maybe they will learn to love not having to deal with biting flies!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 10:23 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Lunch and Netflix with a friend today. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 01:16 PM

Connie, I'm always curious. When you say Netflix with a friend, what kind of shows do you watch on Netflix?
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 02:00 PM

We like science fiction, light comedy, some romantic, and shows like Ozark and Haven. We mostly watch series. We are also watching The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, and The Good Witch on Hallmark. I guess you might say anything that strikes our fancy. smile
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 02:21 PM

Excellent series... I love Ozark! If you ever find Longmire, that one is really good too.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 03:17 PM

I like Longmire, too. Although I haven't seen it over here lately ....
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 06:08 PM

I've had Ozark on my watch list for a while. Maybe it's time to have a look at it.


Over the last year I've watched some pretty wonderful streaming TV. My favourites were Justified and Dark, followed closely by Sons of Anarchy.


Connie, if you like science fiction, Dark is fantastic, but it is very, very dark. You have to watch it in the original German with English subtitles as the dubbed English ruins the acting.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/24/21 09:35 PM

Hey Ho & Hello everyone laugh

Happy Monday to one and all ... it's my favorite kind of work week with a 3-day weekend looming on the horizon yes

Have a wonderful evening all wave

penguin
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 12:10 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 10:56 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Not sure what's on the agenda for today, maybe some gaming. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 12:33 PM

Good morning everyone. I'll grab a cinnamon crunch bagel Connie ... brought some Italian roast coffee and Scottish breakfast tea this morning. Have a great day.
wave2
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 01:22 PM

Thanks for the goodies, connie and soot! I'll definitely have some of the Italian roast coffee. I have to go work on computers for two people today. When I get home, it's back to the weed pulling. I'm making great progress! Hubby is working on getting the pool open before the grandkids from Colorado get here next weekend.
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 01:24 PM

Good morning, off to get a haircut then grocery shop. I already let the horses out and mucked stalls anyone want to learn how to muck. ๐Ÿ˜
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 01:44 PM

He, he! I've mucked more stalls at Longmeadow over the 11 years I've worked there than I care to remember! I'll just leave it to you!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 06:24 PM

Mucking out stalls sounds like a lot of very smelly work! And here I am complaining about the cat's litter box. lol
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 06:43 PM

In my very long ago teenage years, I was able to get a free riding lesson on a Saturday morning if I volunteered for some "mucking out" during the week.

Oh, the thrill of it all !! lol
Posted By: copper

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 10:15 PM

I also remember a long long time ago.....I was taking a horse husbandry lesson, one day it was mucking out the stall.
There were about ten of us, all sent to different stalls to do our first ever "muck out" and then put fresh bedding down, on finishing this task we were to meet at the stable office, on arriving there, last, I was so embarrassed, there was everyone else, neat as new pins, me, I was cover in bits of hay from head to foot. I still don't know how everyone else stay so clean????
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 10:34 PM

We have had a beautiful day in AL...in the 90's but with humidity still in rare-for-Al comfortable levels. i had a great run in the hills, lots of family time via the phone, and a little time to sit under a tree and read. Hope you all have had a wonderful day
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/25/21 10:42 PM

I don't care how low the humidity is, 90's is too hot for me looney! Sounds like you had a very nice day though smile
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 12:28 AM

Copper, proper stall mucking does NOT leave you neat and clean!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 12:58 AM

same thing.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 03:16 AM

So, in the last two days, pods of dolphins have gone past three times! Really nice to see them. The pod that went by tonight was only about 100 yards offshore, close enough to hear the splashing and the little puffs when they breathe. All the neighbours were out on their decks watching.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 10:41 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Dinner out with a friend tonight. Hot, Hot, Hot here. summer
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 03:02 PM

Cold here, and rainy. Plus, a certain four-legged person scratched on my bedroom door at 3 am so I'm utterly zombified today. Now she's sound asleep on her heating pad while I stagger around the kitchen making coffee.

On the other hand, restaurants are open again and we can travel within our Health Region, which for us is Vancouver Island, so I can visit my relatives in Victoria soon.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 09:30 PM

Good afternoon everyone ... hope your day went as fast as mine ... have fun at dinner tonight Connie, it's starting to feel a lot like summer here too ... send that cold and rain down here Hagatha!!!!

Have a wonderful evening everyone wave
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/26/21 10:26 PM

Soot, I would love to send you some of our rain. We have more than enough here!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/27/21 12:40 AM

same thing.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/27/21 09:01 AM

Good Morning Everybody! I am just going to catch some sleep! Happy Thursday!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/27/21 10:56 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/27/21 09:10 PM

Hey Ho Connie and OldBroad ... it's TGIF eve happydance

Wishing everyone a wonderful afternoon and evening wave

penguin
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 12:27 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 12:31 AM

POURED rain here today, so all outside activities were off. The weeds will still await me! I did get my order of The Chief's Bloody Mary mix from Waddy's Bar and Grill in Hudson, South Dakota! Voted the best bloody in South Dakota! We get some every time we're visiting in my home town. But I was needing a Waddy's Bloody Mary and they just started offering on-line ordering. Enjoying a Waddy's Bloody right now!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 01:08 AM

Raining here, too. Miserable. I went out for a coffee and since the only seating is still the outdoors area I ended up sitting in my car listening to music. I must say, Spotify's recommendations for me are becoming remarkably canny and on-target. Found some cool new music while I sat there. Actually new old music. Stuff I missed back in the day.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 01:42 AM

That actually sounds kind of nice!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 04:40 AM

The song that really stood out for me is "Soon," by Yes. I hadn't heard that before, or I heard it back in the day and rejected it for being too wistful and dreamy. I don't necessary like all of their music but some of it, such as Owner of the Lonely Heart and Your Move/Seen All Good People, is on my current main playlist of faves.

Also rediscovered Agnes Obel's "Familiar," which I remember from the series Dark. Haunting song for a haunting series.

I was listening to my Nocturnes and Sonatas playlist the other day and Spotify sent me off on a recommendations playlist with some lovely stuff, notably Max Richter's "On the Nature of Daylight."

Kind of a nice change of pace from my usual Rock/Blues/Big Band and older Jazz.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 04:45 AM

This makes me want to go listen to some Yes. I wasn't a huge fan back then, but like you, really like some of their music. Spotify sounds like a very good investment for you right now - especially with with so much going on!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 04:54 AM

I love Spotify. I have thousands of music CD's and DVD's that I keep intending to digitize, but then it's all on Spotify already., except for specific recordings of classical music.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 11:04 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Enjoy your TGIF everyone. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 01:35 PM

I ripped all our CD's to digital files and then transferred to a small home server. Now I can listen to all our old music anywhere. I am now able to get rid of all those hundreds of CDs... but HAVE I? Nope!
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/28/21 04:31 PM

Good morning everyone laugh

I took the second step after ripping all of my music CDs Draclvr and actually let go of them cry

Connie, I'll grab a couple of Cinnamon Crunch bagels ... I brought some Italian Dark Roast and Scottish Breakfast tea to share

T.G.I.F. everyone wave

penguin
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/29/21 11:23 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Shopping is on the agenda for today. Dinner and karaoke at the Eagles tonight. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/29/21 01:10 PM

woot
The weekend is here!
Shopping and projects ate on my to-do list for today with a liberal sprinkling of music
penguin

French roast and breakfast tea for you early birds

wave2
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/29/21 01:11 PM

sport and chores.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/29/21 03:32 PM

Good morning and Super Saturday! It's a beautiful day in AL. I'm getting ready to workout and then maybe i'll play a game after my walk. Hope you all have the most wonderful day
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/29/21 07:35 PM

It's nice here, too. Did my bike ride and we're looking at getting out in the boat once the tide comes in, though we've been having extremely low tides for the last few weeks -- we have to have 5-6 feet of water in the river to get out, and that may not be until 5 pm today. Still, it's enough time for a quick spin to look for humpbacks.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/30/21 02:17 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/30/21 11:12 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/30/21 02:48 PM

Good morning everyone laugh
Happy Sunday yay

OJ, coffee and breakfast tea in the break room wink

Jane a wonderful day

penguin
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/30/21 04:28 PM

Coffee, for sure. Need...more...coffee... zombie
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/30/21 09:27 PM

Started a mini heat wave today, here in the UK, which I hate because heat makes me feel so ill. And next will come the build up of humidity .... even worse sick

I'm much happier with cool, even wet, weather !! laugh
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 12:00 AM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 11:14 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Going to Wild Kingdom today with Robert. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 02:08 PM

Good morning Boomers laugh

Enjoyed Scotch Eggs this morning with WOM [Linked Image]

Have fun Connie!

Enjoy some Black Label coffee, grapefruit and/or orange juice with your bagel or donuts today

Happy Memorial Day USA angel
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 03:12 PM

Colorado grandkids are here. I'm sure most of the crew will sleep quite late. My son and the youngest granddaughter are up and she's already outside playing with the Bloodhound. They also brought my granddog, the sweetest little Chihuahua ever. They are usually very unpleasant little dogs, but Sascha is a lovebug. My older son who lives nearby and his family are coming over later today. I'm doing chicken shish kabobs.
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 03:50 PM

Good morning, heading out to the animals... at lest itโ€™s warmer. I thought we were heading back into to winter!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 04:11 PM

Can't believe how tired my body was after getting that boot off. Trying to get other stuff done and frustrated when things become more complicated than they ought to be. Main concern right now is getting my driver's license renewed. Did it online but got letter from USPO questioning my address, which I can only think is because, since the last renewal, I added a PObox, and they won't deliver to a box. The area I live in is a cul-de-sac that has communal mailboxes. Mine is at the end of the block, which is a nuisance in the dead of winter when area leading to and surrounding it is messy with ice and snow. Decided I'd had enough of that, so checked at po and got a box which works well otherwise. Tried several times to get a DMV appt but couldn't do it. Recently learned that, as a senior, I can just go to the front door and ask for help, esp now that I'm back on my walker to help with balance and ease back pain. Guess I had to acknowledge the perks to 'admitting' my age lol

PT for my back and hip starts end of this week. Starting next week, PT 2 days and chiro 2 days. I really, really, really hope that after that I'll start being able to move around easier, so I can enjoy walking again. Now that boot is off my foot, also need to get caught up on other chores and doc appts that I've been putting off.

My pooch puppy is doing fine. Much skinnier than he used to be but still full of life and enjoying people.

wave2
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 06:57 PM

Fingers crossed for you Butterflybabe
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 11:00 PM

same thing.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 05/31/21 11:29 PM

We saw a baby humpback and its mother swim by just now! When they're tiny, they're still the size of a small bus, but compared to the adults they're ever so cute. They have to come up for air more often than the adults because their lungs are that much smaller, so they kind of bob along behind the adults. The vapour puffs when they blow are tiny, too.

We're dying to get out in the boat, but although the weather is perfect, the tides are against us.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/01/21 11:15 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Had a Wonderful time yesterday at the wild life refuge. You drive thru, as the animals get to roam free. We got to see a baby that was just born that morning. Lunch and Netflix with a friend today. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/01/21 03:49 PM

Good morning everyone laugh

Wow ... what a site that must be Hagatha & Connie ... Mother Nature in all its beauty! yes

Coffee, tea and cranberry juice in the Break room with Connie's treats.

Working work...

penguin

Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/01/21 09:46 PM

same thing.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/01/21 10:11 PM

Connie, what are you netflixing these days?

It's gorgeous in AL right now! Humidity is low for June, which is Amazing and Fantastic!

I've had a great day getting stuff done, working out, and working on a Deadbolt mystery game. While I had many brilliant ideas, none of them were the ones that occurred to the designers. rotfl Brain workout.

Son is making an awesome salmon salad for dinner.

Hope you all had the most fantastic day!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 04:23 AM

We had an absolutely gorgeous day here, 76 degrees and sunny, sunny, sunny. We went out around noon and came back in at 8:30 this evening, which was hard on my husband but we had to wait for the tide to come in before we could get up the river.

While were out we saw two massive humpbacks, a pod of Pacific White-sided dolphins, Dahl's porpoises, and of course the usual Stellar sea lions and Harbour seals. The water was so calm we did a long tour north up to the inlets on the Mainland .

Close to shore on the Quadra Island side we saw something neither of us has seen before; the water was literally red with Krill for about a two-mile stretch, and the water was teeming with herring feeding on them. The sound of the herring jumping out of the water was like rain. The two humpbacks we saw were feeding along the edge of it, and there must have been 25 Bald Eagles diving for the herring.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 07:15 AM

Sounds like a lovely time hagatha, other than having to wait for the tide to come in. I'm afraid I would feel stranded which I wouldn't like.

Pretty blue border around my typing smile
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 11:07 AM

Hello Boomers!

Mad, I'm with you re hot weather. I'm definitely a winter person. It's been sunny and hot here too for the last few days and I can't seem to keep cool despite the fact I have a fan right next to my desk! Night time is brutal!
Hagatha, sounds like you had a lovely day. Hope your hubby is doing better. Hugs to you both!
Connie, glad you enjoyed the wild life refuge. Sounds wonderful.
Draclvr, enjoy your time with your family!
Butterflybabe, hope your PT and chiro works well for you. Fingers crossed!
soot & L4L, hope you are both well!
Hi oldbroad!

Washing on the agenda for today, then it will be ironing at some point!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 11:42 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. L4L, we just started watching The Kominsky Method with Micheal Douglas and Alan Arkin. Dinner and karaoke tonight with friends. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 12:55 PM

Good morning all laugh Off to work with a Danish ... leaving a pot of Folger's Breakfast Blend, English Breakfast Tea and lemon water. Have a wonderful day.

penguin

[Linked Image]
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 02:02 PM

Good morning everyone! I feel like I've been gone awhile! Life has been busy to say the least and on top of that I had food poisoning that was the gift that kept on giving. lol That's what I get for deciding to get a bowl of soup from Panera after being out in the cold and rain last Friday. I won't be eating from there again. I'll make my own.

I'm off to work, but I'll try and swing by tonight. Have a happy day all!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 04:29 PM

NOTHING more miserable than food poisoning! How awful.

Cold and rain and more cold and rain. No pool, Colorado grandkids are getting bored. But we do have a little bit of excitement this morning! Weโ€™ve had a hen that went broody setting 15 eggs. This was day 21 and so far she hatched out 12 chicks. 1 egg wasnโ€™t viable and the other two may or may not hatch over the next couple of days. Hubby had left her in this tiny little nest hardly big enough for her even after I suggested he put here in this large dog carrier. So one was pushed out of the nest and fell to the floor about 3 feet down. It was very cold, so after we moved her to the dog carrier โ€“ NOW he does what I suggested! โ€“ I put it under her, but it may have been out too long or even injured.

The kids are all quite excited. Weโ€™re going to just leave her alone until this afternoon and then let them go out and check them out. For the next few days, theyโ€™ll pretty much stay under the hen.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 07:47 PM

Ana, glad you are feeling better puppy
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 09:43 PM

Hope you are fully recovered now, BrownEyedTigre, and certainly hope that you reported it ??

Food poisoning is no minor affliction thumbsdown
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/02/21 10:43 PM

same thing.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/03/21 02:49 AM

Drac, that is so cool! Will you be keeping all the chicks?

L4L, thank you!

Mad, I did not report it. I'm better today but it flared up my ulcer so it'll be awhile.



Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/03/21 11:13 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/03/21 02:01 PM

Good question with the chicks, Ana! Yes and no! Half of them will grow up to be roosters, we will need to make decisions about them in 6 months or so. I have three roosters right now and there is relative peace as the other two respect the head rooster, Bob.

But for now, they are adorable little balls of black and tan fluff about the size of a large cotton ball!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/03/21 10:07 PM

So how many of your roosters crow at the same time, Draclvr, or does the Boss one reserve the right for himself ?? lol
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/03/21 11:28 PM

Happy Friday's eve everyone laugh

Roosters would be a great alarm clock!!

wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 12:40 AM

They all just crow kinda all the time! I don't even hear it any more!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 01:08 AM

Drac, too funny! I do not have a good relationship with roosters. They are mean. lol And I know what you mean about crowing all the time. I hear them all day long while I'm working. Chickens and roosters are a big thing around here these days.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 01:11 AM

Luckily, none of mine are mean. If they ever get mean, they are outta here!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 01:59 AM

That's good! They can peck really hard when they want to.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 02:19 AM

Yes, if you've never been on the receiving end of those spurs, you haven't lived!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 02:45 AM

lol Drac!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 04:21 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 11:10 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Becky has a vet appointment for her shots today. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 12:19 PM

Colorado grandkids are heading back to Denver this morning. It's going to be strange and quiet for a little while! With 7 of us in the house, it's been barely controlled chaos! But fun in spite of the horrid weather. Sun finally came out enough for them to put a couple of kayaks in the water and jump in the VERY COLD pool yesterday!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/04/21 07:16 PM

Back to gloomy, so we enlisted a friend for power-washing our badly neglected upper back deck and put together our new deck furniture. Now its like another living space. We can only use it in the late afternoon because it gets too hot out there, but for an evening barbeque it's just perfect. Some pretty new pots and a few perennials and we'll be all set!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/05/21 01:02 AM

sport and chores.
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/05/21 09:56 AM

Ana, sorry to read you have been sick...hope you are fully recovered now. kissy
Drac, hope you had a great time with your family!
Hagatha, soot, L4L, family, Mad, Connie...hope all is well with you!

It's a nice day here so I will be getting out for some fresh air....son is taking me shopping.

Have a great day guys!

Much love,

Mary hearts
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/05/21 11:22 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Working the kitchen for our dinner at the Eagles tonight, trivia to follow. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/05/21 12:52 PM

Good morning everyone

That's wonderful Mary ... enjoy your outing with son car

Sounds like a good plan Connie and fun to boot yes

Shopping, chores and projects accompanied by music are on the docket for me ... needs to store 'energy' this weekend as next week will/might involve very long days and short nights; we'll see how the week unfolds at work wink

Italian Roast, Scottish breakfast tea (with a fantastic malty flavor) and lemonade in the Break Room.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone wave

penguin
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/05/21 04:43 PM

I'm going to have to find some of that Scottish breakfast tea. I'm a Chai gal these days, but sometimes I just want a plain cup of tea.

Gloomy and windy again. We're watching the French Open instead of going out anywhere. Federer is up this afternoon.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/05/21 09:54 PM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 11:28 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 01:26 PM

Good morning Boomers laugh

I brought a pot of Kopi Luwak coffee, a pot of Green Tea and a jug of cranberry juice to supplement Connie's treats yes

Enjoy breakfast Connie

Hope your chores are quick Family so you can get down to serious sports watching

Hagatha, I enjoy a good cup of Chai at times too

Wishing you all a Super Sunday happydance

wave2

penguin
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 02:16 PM

I'll try some of that Kopi Luwak coffee! I'm still in recovery mode after the grandkids headed back to Colorado. I ran the dishwasher 3 times a day and finally got the last load in the sink cleared out yesterday. Got the kitchen cleaned up and will tackle bathrooms today. Then it's time to work in the tomatoes!

Enjoy your day, everyone!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 04:56 PM

Hi Everyone,

Well, driver's license chore done. rah Headed to front door of facility, followed directions to red stop sign for seniors and handicapped. Was told to go to Manager's line. Next staff had me take a quick pic, signed some paperwork, not a colored temp license and was told actual license would be in mail soon. Apparently, they wanted proof that the p.o. box was assigned to my address. Whole thing took 15 minutes. I gotta remember to take advantage of the perks of my age.

Started PT on Friday, lots of stuff to work on. I have 2x week appts thru mid July. I was lucky to get all appts with the person I worked with a few years ago. She told me's booked cause people are dealing with physical PSTD from being quarantined. Bodies aren't used to basically sitting in one place all day without having to transport to stores or work.

Always amazes me how we go from freezing cold in Feb to blazing hot a few months later. We've got daily temps in high 80s, and it isn't even officially summer yet.

Ana, I've had food poisoning too and didn't report it either. It's hard to prove. Got it from a place I'd been enjoying food from for several years. Haven't been back there since. Periodically, I remember how good it tasted, but can't bring myself to eat it again.

Pup is slowing down. Sleeps most all day on Sunday when play care is closed. He's not skeletal, but leg bones are becoming more prominent, and I notice his leg doesn't lift as high to go to bathroom. I may have mentioned something about this before, but day care told me they have a new 6 month old client who has been playing with Huey, poking and chasing him around. At least he's having fun. puppy

wave2
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 05:08 PM

None of that coffee for me. The animals are caged.
Posted By: Chief

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 07:34 PM

Good afternoon to you all. wave2

We are having a hot sunny afternoon of 88F right now with a small wind.

All the flowers are growing as it must and my yellow rosebush must have around 40 roses. joy

I did my walk this morning when the temp was good for it.

All have a good week. thumbsup

wave
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 09:22 PM

Yellow roses, so beautiful
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/06/21 11:37 PM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 10:45 AM

Good morning. Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Lunch and Netflix with a friend today. summer
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 12:16 PM

same thing.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 02:24 PM

Well-done, butterflybabe! So glad you finally got your PT going. I have a feeling that's going to make a huge difference for you!

Coolish this morning, so an excellent time to head back and try to make more headway against the weeds!

Supposed to be in the 90's here by Friday, so we will be glad for the pool!
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 04:48 PM

Thanks Drac! Another factor may a sleep issue. Neurologist having me come in to try on some other masks. Had my current 'brand' several years now but now air keeps leaking out. I don't hear it but stats show on data rad out. If a new mask works better, that may also help my body recover faster and better. Even the tiniest bit of lack of healthy sleep slowly deteriorates the body. Couldn't get in for that appt until end of June, but that'll come soon enough. I had having to take so much time with doc appts, but if the result is feeling much better, and back to when I could walk without pain, that's all I ask.

Have a great day, everyone!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 05:20 PM

Good sleep is definitely huge in healing and general well-being. Sleep issues are even related to things like high blood pressure. I totally feel your pain with all the doctor's appointments! There have been weeks where hubby and I check the calendar not to see IF we have doctor's appointments, but how many! But once you get through them all, it's worth it to feel well. Hubby is having a ton of them to deal with back pain... another MRI today. I have a friend who never went to the doctor because she was "never sick." When she started having a lot of fatigue and issues with lymph nodes, I nagged her until she went. Turns out she has CLL, a type of lymphoma and has probably had it for a long time. She had her last chemo Friday and her bloodwork is now perfect. However, during all this she also found out she has had uncontrolled diabetes for a long time. She is finally getting some control over that, but still has a long way to go with her blood sugar. Since she is the sole caregiver for about 50 special needs animals, it's critical she stay well! Plus, she will be 70 this year, so this is when stuff starts happening! I'd rather stay ahead of it like you are. I think she has also learned her lesson.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 07:40 PM

I'm glad your sleep is being looked after now. Sleep is pretty much every thing. I've always had bad insomnia, since I was a kid. Eventually it got so bad my doctor gave me sleeping pills so I could work. Once I retired I was determined to sleep naturally. I did all the things you're supposed to do, but it t never happened. I was a two-to three-hour a night sleeper. I got to the point where I felt I couldn't drive safely and I was having severe dizzy spells and blood sugar crashes. My current doctor put his foot down and put me back on sleep medication.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/07/21 10:59 PM

Hello everyone laugh

Day 1 of busy week successfully under my belt thumbsup

Have a great evening!!

wave2
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/08/21 10:49 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. summer
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/08/21 12:10 PM

Not being able to sleep is the pits. I haven't slept well for months, often getting by on 2 hours max. I don't nap during the day but it made no difference. Even getting out during the day for some fresh air did no good. Last night, however, I slept for a solid 12 hours! Couldn't believe it. I guess my body had just had enough of sleepless nights. Feeling much refreshed today!

Not much on the agenda for today, spending it quietly with hubby. Probably watch a movie or two or one of our favourite series.

Much love,

Mary hearts
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/08/21 01:30 PM

Mary, not being able to sleep is horrible and I am so glad you got a good nights sleep last night. I get insomnia from stress and it makes working all day hard sometimes. I bet it feels great!

Hi ho...hi ho...it's off to work I go!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/08/21 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by MsMercury
Not being able to sleep is the pits. I haven't slept well for months, often getting by on 2 hours max. I don't nap during the day but it made no difference. Even getting out during the day for some fresh air did no good. Last night, however, I slept for a solid 12 hours! Couldn't believe it. I guess my body had just had enough of sleepless nights. Feeling much refreshed today!

Not much on the agenda for today, spending it quietly with hubby. Probably watch a movie or two or one of our favourite series.

Much love,

Mary hearts


I'm not surprised your sleep is bad considering the stress you must be under now. Has your doctor suggested any medications? I know that I would have collapsed a long time ago if my doctor hadn't insisted that I take sleep medication so that I can deal with being the primary caregiver for my husband. It makes such a difference.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/08/21 05:18 PM

Mary, so glad you got some sleep. It is, indeed, a wonderful thing Enjoy your day with hubby.

I've had a busy morning and just found out I'm going to have a busy afternoon, so heading down to find some lunch. Have a great day all wavegirl
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 12:17 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 10:51 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Mary, I'm very glad you finely got some good sleep. Dinner and karaoke tonight with friends. summer
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 02:34 PM

Nothing for me this morning... leaving shortly for a dental appointment. VERY hot and steamy this morning, so it's going to be toasty today.

Finally got a pic of those tiny little chicks that hatched out on June 1st. Hope this link works! So far, no black snakes have found them. They are at least twice as big as the day they hatched!

Baby Chicks

Have a good day, everyone!

Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 04:10 PM

Aww. So cute. Do you breed them for eggs? All along the backroads here people sell fresh eggs. We bought some once and my husband freaked because they were all different shapes and sizes and colours. I think it was a little bit too close to the actual hen's anatomy for him. lol But they were tasty.

Still too windy for boating. This is shaping up to be just like last year, where we only managed to get out about 15 times all summer.
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 04:34 PM

Since several of you posted about the importance of sleep, let me share with you bit more of my 'story'. I began having major problems over 20 years ago. At first it was mainly insomnia brought on menopause and restless legs (inherited from my mom). I was using OTC and then was given a script to help calm my legs, which helped for many years. Then, at annual physical, my physician was concerned about how tired I looked and suggested I get tested for Sleep Apnea. My initial treatment started with a simple mask that covered just my nose, and was later switched to a full-face mask.

I spent 5-10 years trying to find a mask and headgear that were comfortable. My cranium is small. What fits me best is a small adult mask and child size headgear. But the equipment is not sold by the piece. Everything is in sets, and parts are not interchangable. The challenge was finding a way to adjust the straps from the headgear so that the mask was secure and relatively comfortable, without the bottom strap irritating the top of my neck. It wasn't until 2 years ago that I had the bright idea to put on a shower cap before the putting on the mask so that the headgear goes over the cap, so I feel the cap material and not the strap. Hugh difference!

I've dealt with 4 different neurologists and tried/worn about 10 different masks. The air machine itself used to weigh a ton and the computer chip had to be brought to the doc at each visit. Now it's about 3 lbs and data is recorded and downloaded via internet. Doc can pull up my record and make adjustments without my having to visit the office. That is brand new within the last few years.

I learned that it's the quality, not amount of sleep that is important. You can sleep 9 hours, but if your brain keeps waking up, it doesn't go into REM mode which is deep relaxing dream sleep, then it's not healthy. My first sleep test showed that I was getting a just a small percentage of healthy sleep, so my brain and body weren't hardly resting at all. One of my neurologists told me that he had patients concerned that they weren't or couldn't sleep more than 3 or 4 hours. He said if you feel rested and wide awake the day, than that's all you need.

I've had people say 'how can you wear that thing' or 'I could never wear that thing'. My response is, if I don't wear it, I can't think, my body is sluggish and, basically, it leads to a slow death. No, thanks. Believe me, I can tell the difference. I finally purchased a special back up battery for my air machine. Though it's rare where I live, if the electricity goes out, I'll loose sleep, and that's scary.

A few years ago I drafted a small book about my experiences and frustrations with the whole system of finding the right mask, as well as specialists I've dealt with. Now that I'm retired, and I'm hearing more talk about it, I'm starting to get inspired pull that draft out again and get moving on it. There may be books about the clinical side, but a personal story always tells a different side.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 05:40 PM

Butterflybabe, finishing that book would be wonderful from a personal perspective, and it could be so valuable for other people. I don't have apnea and I've had trouble sleeping since I was about 7 years old, so my insomnia is chemical in nature, some hormone or gland is off-kilter and nobody can figure it out.

I love writing, though I've let it slide over the last few years. I've got a full draft of a novel sitting around on a disc somewhere, though I'm sure I'd be horrified at it now!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 06:07 PM

Good Day everyone.

Danish for me please, connie.

Cute chicks Drac.

One of my biggest problems sleeping (I have a few) is my cat. Every time I fall into a good sleep she starts pawing at my eyes. I'm thinking it's the eye movement under the lid. Anyway, she is dangerous as she doesn't always just use her paw but likes to stick her claws in. I get afraid to shut my eyes. The other day she rudely woke me up digging her claw into my head up near my temple area. If she does that to my eye, I'm in trouble!

Many moons ago I started trying to write my memoirs. I wish I would have kept at it but that was a lot of work. smile
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 06:33 PM

oldbroad, what if you wore one of those eye masks at night? I'm afraid THAT kitty would be sleeping elsewhere for me!

A good friend thought he had urinary problems as he was up a dozen times a night. Checked prostate and no problems there. He also had to take multiple naps every day. A sleep study diagnosed sleep apnea and once he put the mask on, he no longer got up to pee all night long! His wife also said the epic snoring stopped.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 07:31 PM

oldbroad, I've had to banish the cat from the bedroom. She's as good as gold for a few hours, and then she launches herself off the bed, which wakes me up. Also, the little jerk will come and sniff my face or tap me on the cheek if she wants food.
Posted By: Winfrey

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/09/21 09:01 PM

Quiet day here, Rosie had a visitor yesterday. He stayed there while I opened the door to feed Rosie.. you can see her in the background. I named him Ralph.

Ralph
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 12:17 AM

Oh, I LOVE Ralph! Last night we were sitting outside watching the chickens and cats and saw a frog come jumping out of the tall grass to where Dave had mowed and then just sit there. A couple of minutes later, a black snake came out of the tall grass and headed for the frog. So that explained that! It was a pretty leopard frog, so I walked down there and the snake beat it back to the brush pile and the leopard frog hopped off to safety!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 12:35 AM

Ah, wildlife grin
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 12:53 AM

same thing.
Posted By: Mad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 04:51 AM

One of the times I lived in N.Ireland I worked at a poultry centre where farmers brought their poultry and eggs - and every time a new batch of chicks or ducklings arrived in their wooden crates they were temporarily brought to my office for a few hours.

So cute !!

But I couldn't believe how much noise they were capable of when they all got going together lol
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 04:57 AM

They are something else, aren't they! Very noisy for such tiny little creatures!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 11:09 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. summer
Posted By: MsMercury

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 12:24 PM

Ana, I can understand how your workday would be affected without a good night's sleep.
Hagatha, I haven't contacted my GP about my sleep issues yet but I think it's time I did. Last two nights were same old, same old with just a couple of hours. Hope the wind dies down and you can get out in your boat.
Thanks L4L, it did make a big difference.
Thanks Connie.
Awww, cute chicks Draclvr. Hope you can keep them safe from the snakes.
Butterflybabe, go for it with your book. As Hagatha says, it would be an invaluable source for other people.
oldbroad, that kitty would be put out of my room! Naughty kitty! lol
Hi family, Winfrey (don't like frogs!) and Mad; hope you are all well.

Some washing and ironing today; Diana's here until Friday/Saturday.

Have a great day everyone.

Much love,

Mary hearts
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/10/21 02:09 PM

Hot and steamy here again. Waiting on a part for the pool that is supposed to be here today. I think I'm gonna need a dip after working outside today!

I wear a Fitbit watch and like it for the sleep tracking as much as anything. It shows you when you were in light, deep and REM sleep. Night before I spent a lot of the night in light sleep and not as much in REM sleep. So, last night I exceeded REM sleep recommendations by a ton! It's very interesting.

You should definitely ask your doctor about your sleep issues, Mary. Good sleep makes such a difference in how you feel and your overall health.

I agree, butterflybabe... go for that book!
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/11/21 01:40 AM

same thing.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/11/21 11:17 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Mani/Pedi today, then lunch out with a friend. summer Hot and Humid already this morning.
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/11/21 11:49 AM

Good morning everyone ... I survived the long hours at work and look forward to getting back my normal routine yes
Mocha & Espresso this morning with Connie's treats
TGIF woot
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/11/21 02:02 PM

Picking up and taking my friend to the doctor later this morning. She had her last chemo last Friday and has bloodwork and sees the doctor this morning. So far everything looks really good. Now, if she could just get her diabetes under control. It went untreated for so many years it's proving quite stubborn.

After that, it's date night with hubby! Dinner out somewhere and maybe a stop at the American Legion for a couple of beers and then home early. Made excellent headway on the weeds this week, but need to hit it again tomorrow.

Have a good day, everyone!
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/11/21 03:21 PM

Good morning and Happy Friday ya'll puppy

Waiting on the fridge repair guy. Have waited for weeks and of course, on the day he is supposed to come (he no showed last time), it is temping just fine :rotfl;

Hot and humid and rainy here.

I'll be spending the day doing odds and ends, paying bills, doing laundry, washing and spinning large amounts of greens, and reading Way of Kings and listening for the door.

Hope you all have a most wonderful day! wavegirl
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/11/21 09:17 PM

More Juneuary weather here, cold and windy and rainy.

I managed to pot our back balcony plants before the rain started. This year I decided to forego annuals in favour of container perennials like Hostas and large Sedums, and chose dark purple and pale green foliage colours to keep it simple. It looks pretty nice if I do say so myself. We have an outdoor carpet coming, too, but I'm not sure how it will look. It's one of those fake worn-out Persians, which can look really nice in the right settings, but I think I may have chosen the wrong colours. We'll see when it gets here.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 12:06 AM

sports and chores.
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 11:25 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Shopping and a Sam's trip is on the agenda today. Diner and karaoke with friends to night. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 02:22 PM

Good morning all laugh Projects, chores and music in store for me to start the day and then it'll be time to hunker down with my book and rest from the week.
Cappuccino and Scottish breakfast tea in the break room.
wave
penguin
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 03:48 PM

Soot, I bought some Scottish Breakfast tea after seeing you mention it. It's quite different. I like a nice strong tea, though, and it fits the bill.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 06:18 PM

I actually went out and looked for it. Can't find it around here though. Too hot outside to do much of anything. I'd REALLY like to tackle the weeds in my front flower beds! And to think I just did a laundry load of sweatshirts from a week ago! Hope it's the last one till fall!
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 06:25 PM

I think you can get Scottish Breakfast tea at Amazon Drac. And, yes, the weather this year is pretty weird so far isn't it? I think I had my heat on at the beginning of this month, at least at the end of May. Now it is hot, hot, hot and humid! And very, very dry (no rain). It seems like we've had rain in the forecast for weeks but nothing has fallen in my area of the city.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 06:41 PM

It was 34 degrees here the other morning and later this week it is supposed to hit 106 degrees. Having a low humidity is the saving grace in this situation.
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 06:57 PM

We're in the mid to low 50's here, with rain, rain, rain. Typical weather for us here, though the wind is much worse than usual. The sun peeks out, looks around, and decides to go back to bed.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 07:44 PM

Well, I talked the rain up. We are having a little right now. It is quite dark out and thunder is rumbling, but so far the rain is light. I'm not complaining as I do not want flooding but I also know we need some rain.

I thought I read that it was very hot out west so I'm surprised to hear it was only 34 degrees Marian.

I do not like when the wind whips up too much hagatha.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 10:30 PM

It's been a really hot week here to work outside. 90's and humid. I welcomed todays thunderstorms, except that I was with my boss and our dogs about an hour away from home hiking and letting the dogs swim. We made it back to the car in time!

Hope you all are having a great weekend! I have a Bernese Mountain Dog here as a boarder, she's always such a joy to have.

Ana wave
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/12/21 10:50 PM

So you had a lot of rain Ana? We just had that brief light rain again and then it cleared up. Glad you got back to your car in time.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 01:07 AM

same thing.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 01:47 AM

oldbroad, we had quite the downpour and fairly high winds for well over an hour at my house after I got home and I don't know when it started here because I was in Batavia.
Our grass and plants sure sighed in relief!
Posted By: connie

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 11:18 AM

Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Breakfast out this morning. May be going to karaoke tonight, will find out later. Very Hot and Humid here, no rain. We are on water restrictions. summer
Posted By: soot

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 01:02 PM

Good morning everyone, dark roast Sumatra and Scottish breakfast tea in the Break Room.

Drac ... I buy my Scottish Breakfast tea on line as normally can't find it locally either ... I've enjoyed Taylors of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast for quite some time now.

R&R on the docket for me today yes

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone wave

penguin
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 02:01 PM

Found it on Amazon and ordered some Scottish Breakfast tea!

Work in the tomato forest for me today. In the 90's with extremely high humidity, so a dip in the pool later will be on the agenda!
Posted By: hagatha

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 04:37 PM

Gale force winds here, the kind that shuts down the small local ferries. Out garden is full of singing robins this morning, which has my Willow chattering and lashing her tail on the balcony.
Posted By: butterflybabe

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 06:00 PM

Ana, I know we both live in Chicagoland area, and we could definitely use more rain where that came from. I haven't been able to put out my whirlygigs cus the ground too dry.

Hagatha, check out that book draft. Who knows you might want to improve on it.

Much as I love my pooch, he's caused me to rearrange my sleep habits. I'm not a morning person at all. Can't start thinking until at least 7. But he's up at 5:30 for breakfast. Course, that's after sleeping form 8:30 pm the previous night. HAH

Thanks everyone for your supportive push on writing about sleep apnea. Truth, I've got about 5 other books I want to write about different phases of my life, and maybe even a couple of fiction. Got to concentrate on my gaming right now. Always put playing on the side; retirement demands some attention to that first. I recently learned about an 86 yr old woman who just authored a book about her life as a nun. She chose that profession during 1940s, and their rules made her whole life go a different path than she had wanted. I don't plan to wait that long, still impressive that she did it at that age.
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/13/21 08:36 PM

hi butterflybabe , yes good luck with writing about sleep apnea, my brother has that and from I hear it is a Real Adventure re: Mask, water tank, etc.

As for your Pooch we have had dogs and cats most of our life and we had dogs waking up early like you mention, and you also mentioned he or she sleeps from 8:30 PM on, what we did is change their sleeping habits, when we see that they are going to retire to early, we would wake the up and make them walk around, play with them and made sure they didn't sleep until later. Doing this does not harm them unless they are very Old or very sick, all our dogs lived a Long and Happy life and so did we.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/14/21 01:17 AM

butterflybabe, I have dog boarders here that come from all kinds of households with different morning and evening routines, I have them switched to my schedule by the 3rd day tops. First thing to go, is he isn't eating at 5:30am. lol If they have to go potty, that's one thing, but no big interactions, just do your thing and go back to bed. Feed him at his old time. He will stop waking you if he doesn't get what he wants.
Posted By: family

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/14/21 01:28 AM

court shows and even perry mason, and chores, starting with perry mason, america court with judge kevin ross, the people court, judge greg mathis, justice with judge mablean ,the verdict with judge hatchett, judge judy.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/14/21 01:33 AM

family, did you know Judge Judy filmed her last Judge Judy Episode? She will have a new show starting in the fall on Amazon Prime Video streaming.
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/14/21 01:55 AM

I heard that about Judge Judy too.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 - 06/14/21 02:13 AM

Time for a shiny new thread! Come chat here.

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