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Lyn W

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How is your knee doing and the melanoma that was removed?
The knee that I had the arthroscopy on is better thanks Ray, but I've been referred back to the specialist for the other knee now - they take it in turns to play up. It's manageable though most days but does stop me having the long walks I love.
The scar on my face is still healing. I had an appointment last week and they said that if the appearance hasn't improved by the autumn they'll send me for some laser treatment. The cancer has gone though so I'm very grateful for that.
 

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Well went to Bass pro shop for a few new fishing rods. Stopped at Sam's club for a new large cooler.
Recieved a disappointment yesterday. My prosthetic leg is not going to be ready for the fishing trip. 😖
I will still be able to fish just fine. But now I will have to depend on my walker. It is hard on my ankle because I have to hop on my good leg. Then move the walker forward and then hop again.
That's a shame Ray, those walkers are such hard work - I had one when I broke my leg and it was exhausting.
I know there's not much room on board but will you able to take a wheelchair ?
I'm sure you'll enjoy the trip anyway.
 

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Good evenooning all. It’s been a lovely sunny day today.

Rescue baby bird feeding this morning was mostly about blackbirds today. They ranged from the feathered to a single pinky whose eyes hadn’t opened and needed feeds every 15 minutes.
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I also cleaned and fed a few pigeons including one from our garden that I took to Folly on Sunday. Not sure what’s wrong with our baby; it’s still out of sorts. Hopefully today’s faecal tests will show something.
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And at home, four hedgehogs on camera
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Wow! That's quite a group of hedgehogs forming an orderly queue there
I think you're gonna need a bigger feeding station!

I hope all the chicks thrive. I can hear baby blackbirds near me. One of the houses is rented and the garden is a jungle. I worry that someone will come along and try to tidy it up. Hopefully not until after the chicks have fledged.
 

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You will make it. Just make sure you don't transfer to a different car on your way there. 😁
I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. It's a new dentist, one that's closer to my house, and I'm obsessing a little - will I be able to find it? What time should I leave? Will I like him? Will it hurt?, etc. etc. And that got me to thinking about when I was a kid.

I grew up in San Francisco, and I was a 'kid' about 70 years ago. We lived at the far southern end of San Francisco, across the street from the Cow Palace. I had to take a bus to school (elementary school) - not a school bus, but the regular SF Municipal bus. It took about a half hour to get to school from my house.

So, back to the dentist. I don't remember anyone ever going with me to the dentist, who was in downtown San Francisco. I would get on the bus down at the corner, ride that bus up to Mission Street (about 15 minutes), transfer to another bus that went down Mission Street to Third and Market (almost to Fisherman's Wharf), then walk several blocks in down town San Francisco to the dentist.

Times have sure changed. I don't think there are any places in the U.S. anymore where an elementary school age kid could go by himself on the city bus, transferring to another bus safely.

By the time I was in high school I had to transfer busses twice before I got to school. . . over an hour.

I've never been on a bus here in Clovis/Fresno. But the busses here have a whole route they follow, taking one all over the city. The busses in San Francisco just go straight up one street, for miles and miles.

Going to a new dentist has dredged up all sorts of memories from my past. Do you all think I'm going to live through this new experience? We'll see. . .
And then the dentist's office was on the 30th floor or something like that. Nobody ever took me either...
what happened to Monte?????????
 

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That's a pretty house!
Shingles would be what we call tiles or slates?

Yes - most houses in this area are covered with flat laying “shingles” made from asphalt/tar. New roof is costing $10,000 😢

➡️ Relatively lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install, asphalt shingles are the best choice for most houses. They come in sheets that are layered on a roof to give the illusion of more expensive single shingles, such as cedar and slate, that are installed one shingle at a time.
 

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Front lawn all cut before “the big storm”.....now, off to help wifey at “the house”. Today we have the start of the contractor “help” to remove old-fashioned paneling/trim and wall paper. This house is about 50 years old and seen many styles come n go. Paneling, flowery orange wall paper, shag carpets, black/white bathroom “makeover” and a mish mash of overhead fans, hardware & lighting fixtures. A refresh will make it more marketable & fetch a better price.
 

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Yes - most houses in this area are covered with flat laying “shingles” made from asphalt/tar. New roof is costing $10,000 😢

➡️ Relatively lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install, asphalt shingles are the best choice for most houses. They come in sheets that are layered on a roof to give the illusion of more expensive single shingles, such as cedar and slate, that are installed one shingle at a time.
In the Republic of Boulder, you can no longer put on shakes. Our new roof will cost at least $21,000 to put on middle-of-the line asphalt shingles on a two-story 2400 sq. ft. home. I am so done w/Boulder. Used to be a nice place to live.
 

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Front lawn all cut before “the big storm”.....now, off to help wifey at “the house”. Today we have the start of the contractor “help” to remove old-fashioned paneling/trim and wall paper. This house is about 50 years old and seen many styles come n go. Paneling, flowery orange wall paper, shag carpets, black/white bathroom “makeover” and a mish mash of overhead fans, hardware & lighting fixtures. A refresh will make it more marketable & fetch a better price.
Oh you have to leave the shag carpet.
 

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I had surgery on the L3/4 disk, twice in a fortnight, in 2004. I could only walk with the aid of crutches prior to surgery and the recovery was frustratingly slow. I was signed off work for 6 months. I also had no feeling in my left knee post surgery which made walking and kneeling “interesting”.

18 years later I still have to be careful with my back and end up in serious pain pretty regularly. Nothing like I was in the run up to surgery though. The knee mostly is OK now. If it starts to go numb I know there’s trouble with my back
That's to bad! I can relate, I have had lower back problems since my late 20's. My other pains trump my back pains at the moment. Thankfully I haven't had any horrible episodes lately.
 

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The knee that I had the arthroscopy on is better thanks Ray, but I've been referred back to the specialist for the other knee now - they take it in turns to play up. It's manageable though most days but does stop me having the long walks I love.
The scar on my face is still healing. I had an appointment last week and they said that if the appearance hasn't improved by the autumn they'll send me for some laser treatment. The cancer has gone though so I'm very grateful for that.
Great the cancer is gone. Hope they can do something for your scar and other knee.
 
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