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Carolla

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Sending hugs Bette - sounds very difficult. I'll be here to listen.
 

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yes Bette very difficult, and made more complicated by them having moved. Yours may not be the only advice they are getting. Hugs to you.
 

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I'm in a bit of a mess, so bear with me. I'm struggling with a very old relationship (never lived together in 23 years), end of life stuff (or maybe not, if they get their s**t together and proceed with dialysis), and trying to do it with two questions in mind, "how do you want this to be at the end; work backwards from that" and "live your values".
Sorry Bette, the living situation sounds hard, even without the extra stuff.
I know you mentioned kidney issues, but I don't recall dialysis being mentioned before. Has it already been tried? If not, I think that would be something I would really struggle with in a similar situation, not seeing it being attempted if there's a chance for a reasonable quality of life with it. As it is, I have some thoughts regarding my Mother In Law's last year - but I was quite down the list when it came to knowing and the right to know the details.
 

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Good morning, world! Heat warning is still in effect in these parts. Coffee and water are ready for your choice of beverage. Enjoy the day.

C(_)/ c(_) c\_/ c[_]
 

GiancarloZ

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Sounds like a very difficult situation, Bette. May God(de) listen to you, and talk to you in this difficult moment.
 

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We rented a beautiful small house in a nice, walkable neighbourhood, and just a 10-minute bus ride to work.
It is a restored character building, with beautiful ceiling decorations, old crystal chandeliers, high baseboards, etc., with a big living room, a big dining room, one big bedroom, and new kitchen and bathroom. The laundry is downstairs in the basement. There's a nice backyard, a deck, and a garage.
We moved the 29, and got everything set on Sunday and Canada Day.
It is a very good sensation to finally move to a beautiful place and a good neighbourhood. I start feeling like my life is getting back to order.
 

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So, I tried the Vegemite and lived. :ROFLMAO: Actually it was fine. That being said, my taste buds may not be fully operating because of the chemo...... or perhaps I have some Aussie genes that I'm unaware of..... or I'm just weird. :cool:
 

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Sending you a hug @BetteTheRed I know this has been difficult.

Thanks for the cart Red. I have some delicious ANZAC cookies to share thanks to an Aussie friend. She and @PilgrimsProgress have been chatting on my FB feed. Stay tuned re: the Vegimite.
We now have a new cafe here with very yummy bread, cake, cookies and an international section of food- yes, including vegimite. I restraint myself from buying it, wouldn’t know what to do with it. Also had all kinds of british sweets and tea and some german stuff. Not cheap.
 

Carolla

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We rented a beautiful small house in a nice, walkable neighbourhood, and just a 10-minute bus ride to work.
It is a restored character building, with beautiful ceiling decorations, old crystal chandeliers, high baseboards, etc., with a big living room, a big dining room, one big bedroom, and new kitchen and bathroom. The laundry is downstairs in the basement. There's a nice backyard, a deck, and a garage.
We moved the 29, and got everything set on Sunday and Canada Day.
It is a very good sensation to finally move to a beautiful place and a good neighbourhood. I start feeling like my life is getting back to order.
That sounds like a GREAT place! Congrats to settling in & feeling life to be more stable :)

P.S. - how are the Winnipeg mosquitos??
 
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BetteTheRed

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Isn't Winnipeg windy and dry-ish like the rest of the prairies? (i.e. not mosquito country like N. Ontario?) Didn't spend a lot of time there. Found the MEC in Winnipeg via Google-maps. Spent one night in Brandon on way out, none on way back.

BTW, Giancarlo, love interesting ceilings. My home (a post-war bungalow) has hand-plastered ceilings and crown mouldings.
 

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Isn't Winnipeg windy and dry-ish like the rest of the prairies? (i.e. not mosquito country like N. Ontario?) Didn't spend a lot of time there. Found the MEC in Winnipeg via Google-maps. Spent one night in Brandon on way out, none on way back.

BTW, Giancarlo, love interesting ceilings. My home (a post-war bungalow) has hand-plastered ceilings and crown mouldings.
I can't compare it to Northern Ontario, but WInnipeg is known for their mosquitos.
Compared to Calgary & Edmonton, it's humid in the summer.
 

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Yes, there are mosquitoes in Manitoba. There is the annual fooferaw in Winnipeg each year about the municipality spraying for mosquitoes.
Anyway, the coffee/ tea cart is ready for service. Here, at least, it is a mosquito-free zone.

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GiancarloZ

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That sounds like a GREAT place! Congrats to settling in & feeling life to be more stable :)

P.S. - how are the Winnipeg mosquitos??
Thanks @Carolla !

Isn't Winnipeg windy and dry-ish like the rest of the prairies? (i.e. not mosquito country like N. Ontario?) Didn't spend a lot of time there. Found the MEC in Winnipeg via Google-maps. Spent one night in Brandon on way out, none on way back.

BTW, Giancarlo, love interesting ceilings. My home (a post-war bungalow) has hand-plastered ceilings and crown mouldings.
I love ceilings, too. Yours sound beautiful! I lived in a 1930s apartment in Rio some years ago which also had hand-plastered ceilings and crown mouldings, as our new home also does. But this apartment in Rio looked grandiose, as the whole building has been designed by and for an aristocratic family in a scenic location. (Some pictures of the building: Rio - Casas & Prédios Antigos)

As for the mosquitoes, a lot of people are saying they are gone for three years now. For sure there is an amount of them by dusk, but nothing crazy or unbearable. I haven't been bothered by them so far. It seem by the lake things are much worse, though.
 
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I can't compare it to Northern Ontario, but WInnipeg is known for their mosquitos.
Compared to Calgary & Edmonton, it's humid in the summer.
I remember when I used to visit Edmonton in the summer, and there were clouds of mosquitos every evening - evening especially. I got eaten alive. One year they didn’t spray for them and heading out to Klondike Days was a quite bit of a nuisance. My grandma always insisted on putting vinegar on my bites, so I smelled like vinegar the whole time I was there.

And my relatives’ cabin by the lake...forget about it. There’s no getting away from them.


Here they are around - smaller, sneaky little buggers. Almost no-see-ums. I have 5 or 6 bites in various places just from sitting in the yard for half an hour yesterday while the sprinkler was on. I am applying Benadryl spray. That helps keep the swelling down. And I had a tea tree first aid spray bottle that lasted for a couple of years, that really helped cool the itch better than the benedryl spray, but I used it up.
 
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