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Re: Trails for Two

Post  Mark B on Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:52 am

Hey-ho. Just wrapped up the antibiotics yesterday and I'M STILL A MUCUS FACTORY. Gaa!

Not as much as before, but sheesh. Cough, hack, gag. Sneeze, drip, glop. 

Can't complain too much. One of my colleagues at work has had this #$%@! thing for 11 weeks. 

Whatever it is, it's nasty. alienalienalien

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Post  nkrichards on Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:22 pm

@Mark B wrote:Hey-ho. Just wrapped up the antibiotics yesterday and I'M STILL A MUCUS FACTORY. Gaa!

Not as much as before, but sheesh. Cough, hack, gag. Sneeze, drip, glop. 

Can't complain too much. One of my colleagues at work has had this #$%@! thing for 11 weeks. 

Whatever it is, it's nasty. alienalienalien
Ugh!  Don't like the sounds of that...not fun at all.

I'm improving...still congested and have a nasty cough but I'm back to running and swimming a bit.  I've heard the cough may last for weeks...

Going to be a rough winter for training at this rate isn't it!

Hope you're feeling at least a bit better.
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Post  Mark B on Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:48 am

@nkrichards wrote:
@Mark B wrote:Hey-ho. Just wrapped up the antibiotics yesterday and I'M STILL A MUCUS FACTORY. Gaa!

Not as much as before, but sheesh. Cough, hack, gag. Sneeze, drip, glop. 

Can't complain too much. One of my colleagues at work has had this #$%@! thing for 11 weeks. 

Whatever it is, it's nasty. alienalienalien
Ugh!  Don't like the sounds of that...not fun at all.

I'm improving...still congested and have a nasty cough but I'm back to running and swimming a bit.  I've heard the cough may last for weeks...

Going to be a rough winter for training at this rate isn't it!

Hope you're feeling at least a bit better.

Getting better, but I'm still dealing with occasional heads full of snot and rubble from this cold that bounces around like pachinko balls in my lungs before I can finally cough it up. It's been nearly a month now, and it's driving me nuts. 

I did manage to get outside for a walk yesterday at lunch, though. I went about a mile and a half at our shiny new waterfront development. I was surprised how even more out of shape I've gotten this past month. It felt longer than 1.5 miles. Sheesh.

It sounds like you may have something similar. So very sorry. Don't push yourself too hard!

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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:17 pm

I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
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Post  ounce on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
I know what you mean. silent

It's a miracle you and I haven't caught it, since HE'S the ADMIN!
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Post  nkrichards on Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:07 pm

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Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
I know what you mean. silent

It's a miracle you and I haven't caught it, since HE'S the ADMIN!
Maybe it was Mark that spread it my way and not the grandkids...after all they didn't get nearly as sick as I did!

Hope Mark is continuing to improve and get out for at least some mid-day walks if running still isn't an option.  It's been wet in Portland and that would be miserable with a cold!!
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Post  ounce on Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:24 pm

@nkrichards wrote:
@ounce wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
I know what you mean. silent

It's a miracle you and I haven't caught it, since HE'S the ADMIN!
Maybe it was Mark that spread it my way and not the grandkids...after all they didn't get nearly as sick as I did!

Hope Mark is continuing to improve and get out for at least some mid-day walks if running still isn't an option.  It's been wet in Portland and that would be miserable with a cold!!
Maybe he has delegated the mid-day walks to a couple of his minions.  Spreading the bad health.

Oh, Mark, there's a new movie coming out on Valentines Day that you might be interested in...at least maybe photoshopping Alita's photo.



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Re: Trails for Two

Post  Mark B on Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:28 am

@ounce wrote:
@nkrichards wrote:
@ounce wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
I know what you mean. silent

It's a miracle you and I haven't caught it, since HE'S the ADMIN!
Maybe it was Mark that spread it my way and not the grandkids...after all they didn't get nearly as sick as I did!

Hope Mark is continuing to improve and get out for at least some mid-day walks if running still isn't an option.  It's been wet in Portland and that would be miserable with a cold!!
Maybe he has delegated the mid-day walks to a couple of his minions.  Spreading the bad health.

Oh, Mark, there's a new movie coming out on Valentines Day that you might be interested in...at least maybe photoshopping Alita's photo.



Get back to work.  You're not getting paid to realize your own ideas.

So last weekend, I spent too much time close to a backyard fire and coughed so hard I pulled a muscle in my rib cage. Sleeping was tricky there for a couple of nights, and waking up was worse. Bad words were used. It was so bad that at one point, I felt a huge sneeze coming on and started the aaaaahhHHH air intake portion of the sneeze and went from aaaaaaaahhhhHHHH to AHHHOWWWW! when (it felt like) somebody skewered my side with a spear and the huge sneeze that was coming on... just went away. Like a dandelion in the breeze. Poof. Sneezus interruptus. I don't recommend it.

Still, ibuprofen is my friend, and we've spent some quality time together this week. It's getting a lot better, and the lingering remnants of my disease (now more than a month after getting it) are s-l-o-w-l-y going away. Not gunk free yet, but getting there. 

Whatever this virus was, don't get it. 

I've been totally inactive for the past month, so I feel very bloated and out of shape. Need to work on both of those soon.

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Post  nkrichards on Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:01 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@nkrichards wrote:
@ounce wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
I know what you mean. silent

It's a miracle you and I haven't caught it, since HE'S the ADMIN!
Maybe it was Mark that spread it my way and not the grandkids...after all they didn't get nearly as sick as I did!

Hope Mark is continuing to improve and get out for at least some mid-day walks if running still isn't an option.  It's been wet in Portland and that would be miserable with a cold!!
Maybe he has delegated the mid-day walks to a couple of his minions.  Spreading the bad health.

Oh, Mark, there's a new movie coming out on Valentines Day that you might be interested in...at least maybe photoshopping Alita's photo.



Get back to work.  You're not getting paid to realize your own ideas.

So last weekend, I spent too much time close to a backyard fire and coughed so hard I pulled a muscle in my rib cage. Sleeping was tricky there for a couple of nights, and waking up was worse. Bad words were used. It was so bad that at one point, I felt a huge sneeze coming on and started the aaaaahhHHH air intake portion of the sneeze and went from aaaaaaaahhhhHHHH to AHHHOWWWW! when (it felt like) somebody skewered my side with a spear and the huge sneeze that was coming on... just went away. Like a dandelion in the breeze. Poof. Sneezus interruptus. I don't recommend it.

Still, ibuprofen is my friend, and we've spent some quality time together this week. It's getting a lot better, and the lingering remnants of my disease (now more than a month after getting it) are s-l-o-w-l-y going away. Not gunk free yet, but getting there. 

Whatever this virus was, don't get it. 

I've been totally inactive for the past month, so I feel very bloated and out of shape. Need to work on both of those soon.
 Is the pulled muscle getting better?  Sounds suspiciously like my pneumonia symptoms last winter...just saying.  As long as you've had this crud I wonder...

I guess I got off easy compared to you.  I got sick right after Halloween and other than the cough that's still hanging on I'm pretty much over it.  I can breath most of the time.

It's to cold and wet to run so enjoy some time with the family while you continue to recover.
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Post  ounce on Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:05 pm

@nkrichards wrote:
@Mark B wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@nkrichards wrote:
@ounce wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I know why I stay away from here sometimes - it's cause I don't want to get the "bugs" you are all passing around out there on the left coast.  Hope you feel better!
I know what you mean. silent

It's a miracle you and I haven't caught it, since HE'S the ADMIN!
Maybe it was Mark that spread it my way and not the grandkids...after all they didn't get nearly as sick as I did!

Hope Mark is continuing to improve and get out for at least some mid-day walks if running still isn't an option.  It's been wet in Portland and that would be miserable with a cold!!
Maybe he has delegated the mid-day walks to a couple of his minions.  Spreading the bad health.

Oh, Mark, there's a new movie coming out on Valentines Day that you might be interested in...at least maybe photoshopping Alita's photo.



Get back to work.  You're not getting paid to realize your own ideas.

So last weekend, I spent too much time close to a backyard fire and coughed so hard I pulled a muscle in my rib cage. Sleeping was tricky there for a couple of nights, and waking up was worse. Bad words were used. It was so bad that at one point, I felt a huge sneeze coming on and started the aaaaahhHHH air intake portion of the sneeze and went from aaaaaaaahhhhHHHH to AHHHOWWWW! when (it felt like) somebody skewered my side with a spear and the huge sneeze that was coming on... just went away. Like a dandelion in the breeze. Poof. Sneezus interruptus. I don't recommend it.

Still, ibuprofen is my friend, and we've spent some quality time together this week. It's getting a lot better, and the lingering remnants of my disease (now more than a month after getting it) are s-l-o-w-l-y going away. Not gunk free yet, but getting there. 

Whatever this virus was, don't get it. 

I've been totally inactive for the past month, so I feel very bloated and out of shape. Need to work on both of those soon.
 Is the pulled muscle getting better?  Sounds suspiciously like my pneumonia symptoms last winter...just saying.  As long as you've had this crud I wonder...

I guess I got off easy compared to you.  I got sick right after Halloween and other than the cough that's still hanging on I'm pretty much over it.  I can breath most of the time.

It's to cold and wet to run so enjoy some time with the family while you continue to recover.
Nancy, I think Mark is at the age where healing is extended and the phrase 'I can't heal like I used to' is reality.  Hopefully, he's using his AARP card for the various discounts he can get.

I, too, had a pulled muscle or cartilage strain in my rib cage a couple of years ago related to coughing.  I just hope I never get my ribs sawed open for some medical procedure.  1 rib strain is bad enough.

Hang in there, Mark.  You'll get through it.  Running related abnormalities are a couple of years down the road, yet.  Maybe buy some of this stuff that Betty White used in 1954.  She's still alive!
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Post  Mark B on Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:02 am

The cold is gone! (Well, mostly...) And the ribs have stopped hurting.

But... I tried to break my big toe on a curb on Friday as we were traveling to eastern Washington for a college preview session for Alec. It made walking around campus the next day not the most fun thing I've ever experienced. And my toe is quite colorful. I'll leave it to your imagination.


Good news, though: An X-ray yesterday showed no fracture. Whew. Just a very bruised and battered piggy that went to market. Here's hoping the bruising and swelling goes away soon.

(Public service reminder: This is a good example of why it's not a great idea to wear shoes that are almost too small, with little space between the tip of the toe and the end of the shoe, and shoes with fabric uppers that have little to no toe bumper. I was in testers, and I loved the shoes right up to that moment. Now, I'll at least get 'em a half size larger, and watch where I'm walking.)

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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:23 pm

Getting old seems to be Quite b*tch these days!  Take better care of yourself - ok?
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Post  Mark B on Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:57 am

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Getting old seems to be Quite b*tch these days!  Take better care of yourself - ok?

Ha! Thanks, Michele, but I think all this proves is I'm the same old klutz I used to be. 
Well, soft of a klutz. I can scramble up mountains and along cliffsides, but put me in a "normal" environment, and I'm doomed. Doomed, I say! affraid

The toe's getting better every day, and I can *almost* walk without favoring my big toe. Progress!

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Post  nkrichards on Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 pm

@Mark B wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Getting old seems to be Quite b*tch these days!  Take better care of yourself - ok?

Ha! Thanks, Michele, but I think all this proves is I'm the same old klutz I used to be. 
Well, soft of a klutz. I can scramble up mountains and along cliffsides, but put me in a "normal" environment, and I'm doomed. Doomed, I say! affraid

The toe's getting better every day, and I can *almost* walk without favoring my big toe. Progress!
LOL  Why am I not surprised?

Hope the toe is continuing to improve.  Am I wrong in assuming that your ultra may be postponed?
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Post  Mark B on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:28 am

Toe is continuing to improve, thanks! It's still multicolored and sore, but not nearly as much as it was a week ago, thank goodness. I can pretty much walk normally on it now, though not for great distances. The toenail looks fine, so there's a bullet dodged. Whew!

Ultra? Yeah. Well... we're still talking about Elijah Bristow in June, but we're going to figure out how to get ready for it with our schedules if we have a prayer of making it work.

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Post  ounce on Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:56 pm

@nkrichards wrote:
@Mark B wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Getting old seems to be Quite b*tch these days!  Take better care of yourself - ok?

Ha! Thanks, Michele, but I think all this proves is I'm the same old klutz I used to be. 
Well, soft of a klutz. I can scramble up mountains and along cliffsides, but put me in a "normal" environment, and I'm doomed. Doomed, I say! affraid

The toe's getting better every day, and I can *almost* walk without favoring my big toe. Progress!
LOL  Why am I not surprised?

Hope the toe is continuing to improve.  Am I wrong in assuming that your ultra may be postponed?
You kids are so funny.   Laughing
@Mark B wrote:Toe is continuing to improve, thanks! It's still multicolored and sore, but not nearly as much as it was a week ago, thank goodness. I can pretty much walk normally on it now, though not for great distances. The toenail looks fine, so there's a bullet dodged. Whew!

Ultra? Yeah. Well... we're still talking about Elijah Bristow in June, but we're going to figure out how to get ready for it with our schedules if we have a prayer of making it work.
I guess amputation wasn't an option?

I hope you've retained all those anti-bodies.  I hear newsrooms have bugs, listening devices, and REPUBLICANS...even in the Couv!  I hope you stay healthy.  The Cougs are depending on it!

Any new ideas on Anita's increased hearing?
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Post  Mark B on Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:01 am

@ounce wrote:
@nkrichards wrote:
@Mark B wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Getting old seems to be Quite b*tch these days!  Take better care of yourself - ok?

Ha! Thanks, Michele, but I think all this proves is I'm the same old klutz I used to be. 
Well, soft of a klutz. I can scramble up mountains and along cliffsides, but put me in a "normal" environment, and I'm doomed. Doomed, I say! affraid

The toe's getting better every day, and I can *almost* walk without favoring my big toe. Progress!
LOL  Why am I not surprised?

Hope the toe is continuing to improve.  Am I wrong in assuming that your ultra may be postponed?
You kids are so funny.   Laughing
@Mark B wrote:Toe is continuing to improve, thanks! It's still multicolored and sore, but not nearly as much as it was a week ago, thank goodness. I can pretty much walk normally on it now, though not for great distances. The toenail looks fine, so there's a bullet dodged. Whew!

Ultra? Yeah. Well... we're still talking about Elijah Bristow in June, but we're going to figure out how to get ready for it with our schedules if we have a prayer of making it work.
I guess amputation wasn't an option?

I hope you've retained all those anti-bodies.  I hear newsrooms have bugs, listening devices, and REPUBLICANS...even in the Couv!  I hope you stay healthy.  The Cougs are depending on it!

Any new ideas on Anita's increased hearing?

Annd.... I'm back on antibiotics again! Woot! The sinus infection came roaring back about a week ago, and I'll be VERY happy if this flavor of antibiotics finally knocks it out. This is nuts.

On the upside, the toe is much better now. There's still a prominent little bruise right where the pointy ended toe guard (who makes toe guards come to points?) drilled into the tip of my toe. But the rest of the toe looks normal now. It's still a little tender, but not horribly so. And I'm now MUCH more attentive around curbs.

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Post  ounce on Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:02 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@nkrichards wrote:
@Mark B wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Getting old seems to be Quite b*tch these days!  Take better care of yourself - ok?

Ha! Thanks, Michele, but I think all this proves is I'm the same old klutz I used to be. 
Well, soft of a klutz. I can scramble up mountains and along cliffsides, but put me in a "normal" environment, and I'm doomed. Doomed, I say! affraid

The toe's getting better every day, and I can *almost* walk without favoring my big toe. Progress!
LOL  Why am I not surprised?

Hope the toe is continuing to improve.  Am I wrong in assuming that your ultra may be postponed?
You kids are so funny.   Laughing
@Mark B wrote:Toe is continuing to improve, thanks! It's still multicolored and sore, but not nearly as much as it was a week ago, thank goodness. I can pretty much walk normally on it now, though not for great distances. The toenail looks fine, so there's a bullet dodged. Whew!

Ultra? Yeah. Well... we're still talking about Elijah Bristow in June, but we're going to figure out how to get ready for it with our schedules if we have a prayer of making it work.
I guess amputation wasn't an option?

I hope you've retained all those anti-bodies.  I hear newsrooms have bugs, listening devices, and REPUBLICANS...even in the Couv!  I hope you stay healthy.  The Cougs are depending on it!

Any new ideas on Anita's increased hearing?

Annd.... I'm back on antibiotics again! Woot! The sinus infection came roaring back about a week ago, and I'll be VERY happy if this flavor of antibiotics finally knocks it out. This is nuts.

On the upside, the toe is much better now. There's still a prominent little bruise right where the pointy ended toe guard (who makes toe guards come to points?) drilled into the tip of my toe. But the rest of the toe looks normal now. It's still a little tender, but not horribly so. And I'm now MUCH more attentive around curbs.
Guess you didn't retain any of the anti-bodies from winning your first battle against the infection.   No

Hope this round of drugs eradicates that sucker.  Good luck with that.
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Post  ounce on Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:57 pm

Hey there, Sicko!  

Stick out your tongue.   
tongue
No   Hmmm.  Not good.
Any trouble when you stand up quickly?
pale
Yeah.  That's what I figured.  Nausea?
silent
Fever?
Embarassed Embarassed
I guess you've missed some work.  How are they handling your absence?
Mad
Do they believe you're sick?
Suspect
I don't believe you're sick.
Shocked
Not really.   Wink
Rolling Eyes
Now, now, just checking to see if your sense of humor is there or not.
confused
How do you feel about the length of your sickness?
Money

What do you want to do?
Shots
Nah, that's not ethical.
lol!
How does your family feel about your sickness?
Very Happy
What is their prognosis for you?
clown
I guess you don't like that much?
Crying or Very sad
Tired of being sick? 
Exclamation
How do you feel about blood letting or leeches? 
cyclops
Well, all I can say is why did you come to your dentist for a sinus infection?


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Post  nkrichards on Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:57 pm

Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year!
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Post  Mark B on Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:45 pm

@ounce wrote:Hey there, Sicko!  

Stick out your tongue.   
tongue
No   Hmmm.  Not good.
Any trouble when you stand up quickly?
pale
Yeah.  That's what I figured.  Nausea?
silent
Fever?
Embarassed Embarassed
I guess you've missed some work.  How are they handling your absence?
Mad
Do they believe you're sick?
Suspect
I don't believe you're sick.
Shocked
Not really.   Wink
Rolling Eyes
Now, now, just checking to see if your sense of humor is there or not.
confused
How do you feel about the length of your sickness?
Money

What do you want to do?
Shots
Nah, that's not ethical.
lol!
How does your family feel about your sickness?
Very Happy
What is their prognosis for you?
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I guess you don't like that much?
Crying or Very sad
Tired of being sick? 
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How do you feel about blood letting or leeches? 
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Well, all I can say is why did you come to your dentist for a sinus infection?


Merry Christmas.

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Nicely done, Ounce. And if this comes back after a second round of antibiotics, I might be willing to give leeches a try.

Merry Christmas! Hope Santa was good to you! 


@nkrichards wrote:Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year!

Thanks, Nancy!

I'm hoping the second round of antibiotics has given those sinus critters the eviction notice. So far so good! And to make it even better, I was able to take a few pain-free running steps the other day. The toe damage is nearly healed up! Thank goodness. I'm hopeful that 2019 will be a much healthier year for all of us.

Hope your Christmas was happy and that your family is well.

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Post  ounce on Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:26 pm

Yeah, Mark, you need a 'healthy' New Year and a son feverishly looking for scholarships replete with boo-coodles of 'community service.'

Oh, two questions, sir.

1.  How's the next step on wifey's hearing coming along?
2.  Being the editor of a major metropolitan newspaper, do you get to go on Editor association trips to hob knob and otherwise network?

Happy New Year to your tribe and maybe even Fluff.
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Post  Mark B on Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:53 am

@ounce wrote:Yeah, Mark, you need a 'healthy' New Year and a son feverishly looking for scholarships replete with boo-coodles of 'community service.'

Oh, two questions, sir.

1.  How's the next step on wifey's hearing coming along?
2.  Being the editor of a major metropolitan newspaper, do you get to go on Editor association trips to hob knob and otherwise network?

Happy New Year to your tribe and maybe even Fluff.

Healthy is good, Ounce. Definitely.

We did go for a nice hike over in our local forest on New Year's Day - even brought the kid - and I'm trying to get back to walking at lunch again. It's a good thing, even to make sure I don't outgrow my clothes. These past few months have been rough on my waistline! 

Questions, answers:

1) No progress on hearing. We'll eventually need to get a second opinion and then figure out how we're going to pay for a hearing aid.
2) The editor gets to go, but I'm the metro editor, the second banana, so I stay at home.

Here's to finding good scholarships in the new year. Money

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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Try Costco for hearing aids.  A friend of mine got hers there as they had the best pricing, and she loves them.
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Post  ounce on Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:44 pm

Well, keep at it #1 and may the Schwartz be with you.
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