Strictly Over 50s Thread

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Mission21

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I turned 65 last year.
- New phase on my journey.
- Refocus: priority, task..etc.
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Being careful about 'long distance' driving.
Change in diet.
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Still learning..how to adjust/cope.

Blessings,
 

JaumeJ

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It is possible, I do not see how, but possible that replacing the washer may remedy the noise problem. I replaced all the workings inside my toilet. It now flushes quieter than ever except the las few seconds it makes a low pitched squeal.

Forgot, don't forget to shut off the water supplier before removing the old washer. A rubber washer should be a matter of pennies.…...….
 

tanakh

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Huh I’ve never heard of any of them I’m in the U.S.

curious though you said people will find out?
I'm really surprised that you have never heard of either of them. Do you live in a cave? Even Donald Trump knows Boris Johnson.
In the UK we have blow by blow accounts of US politics. I confess I am not familiar with every Senate representative I get the main picture.

Jerome Corbyn is leader of our main opposition Party he is Marxist by inclination. Believes in scrapping NATO and was quoted as calling Venezuela a Socialist Paradise. I could go on but his views and proposals make your left leaning Democrats pussycats in comparison.
 
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On my 50th birthday I can say to myself "now am eligible to join a group on CC" *Sobs emotionally. 27 years to go.
 
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but i have to agree , the present generation is kinda weird . I wish there were horses instead of cars and more of nature.
 

PennEd

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Hey Hey Hey its UK Election Day

Its the day we decide whether we will finally leave the EU with Boris Johnson at the helm or end up with a Marxist Government
Opinions seem to be generational which is partly why Im posting this stuff here. People between 18 and 35 mainly go for Corbyn. otherwise Boris has the vote. Corbyn fans didnt go through the 1970s here. I believe in following the ABC of politics. Anyone But Corbyn Why you may ask should it interest people on site living outside the UK? If God forbid we elect Corbyn you will soon find out!!
Any word?

Praying the Lord will spare you the Marxists!
 

Magenta

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I can understand that, she is wise at least for not jumping into a mistake.
I agree:) She was premature (born at 24 weeks gestation), and did some research on the effects of that, stats and such, and one of the things she told me about it is that preemies are not risk takers. We share a lot in our perspectives on life, perhaps especially sentimentally, though I have lived my life quite differently. For instance, she still lives at home (with her dad, her aunt, and her grandfather) whereas I left home as soon as it was feasible to do so, at eighteen: quit school, and started working to support myself... though I did allow myself to be talked into attempting to get my grade twelve diploma (was one credit short of that due to having been put on independent studies in English because of my love of reading) and a year later went to college for a year, where I discovered my love of working with photographs in the darkroom (as opposed to simply taking pictures). I dropped out of college, too, early in the second year, but pursued lab work, and started my first lab job on my 21st birthday, which I have always considered a gift from God, since it was the only thing I knew I wanted to do professionally. My daughter has been employed for almost six years now at an animal clinic, which is also the only thing she really wanted to do. She was blessed in that regard also, since she had had no training in it. She had, however, volunteered for a few years at a cat sanctuary, where she went in once a week for half a day to care for felines with terminal illnesses. I had considered working with animals also when I was younger, much younger, but did not like the idea of dealing with sick, injured, and dying animals. She deals with it quite well :) She has interesting stories to tell :D
 

TabinRivCA

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I agree:) She was premature (born at 24 weeks gestation), and did some research on the effects of that, stats and such, and one of the things she told me about it is that preemies are not risk takers. We share a lot in our perspectives on life, perhaps especially sentimentally, though I have lived my life quite differently. For instance, she still lives at home (with her dad, her aunt, and her grandfather) whereas I left home as soon as it was feasible to do so, at eighteen: quit school, and started working to support myself... though I did allow myself to be talked into attempting to get my grade twelve diploma (was one credit short of that due to having been put on independent studies in English because of my love of reading) and a year later went to college for a year, where I discovered my love of working with photographs in the darkroom (as opposed to simply taking pictures). I dropped out of college, too, early in the second year, but pursued lab work, and started my first lab job on my 21st birthday, which I have always considered a gift from God, since it was the only thing I knew I wanted to do professionally. My daughter has been employed for almost six years now at an animal clinic, which is also the only thing she really wanted to do. She was blessed in that regard also, since she had had no training in it. She had, however, volunteered for a few years at a cat sanctuary, where she went in once a week for half a day to care for felines with terminal illnesses. I had considered working with animals also when I was younger, much younger, but did not like the idea of dealing with sick, injured, and dying animals. She deals with it quite well :) She has interesting stories to tell :D
God bless her for her care of animals and who knows maybe she'll bump into a fellow animal caretaker, lol. You are indeed talented with the panels you create. Are we going to be blest with a 'Magenta/CaliBob Christmas card' this year?, lol.
 

JesusLives

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In a few days I will be two 32 1/2 year olds….. I'm sticking around since I started collecting SS in February this year. I love this stage of my life. Lots of the stress I used to have to deal with is gone. Daughters are grown one married with 5 children the other is living upstairs and will probably move to TN with us and start over there.

My biggest problem is I don't breathe as well as I used to and I'm over weight which is part of my breathing problems but not all of it as my parents were heavy smokers in the house and I breathed that for years as a kid...the joys of second hand smoke...

Still get around even if it is slow and have most all of my marbles, Tourist may question that at times. But can't really complain start Medicare this month and they suck out about 1/3 of my SS check along with the supplement ins. Our grandparents had it good they didn't have to pay anything....oh well, I guess that's how it goes for being a part of the Baby Boomer problem....lol

I do get tired of politicians saying these are entitlement programs when we have paid into this stuff all our lives. You bet I'm entitled I have paid my way for it....at least that's how this Blond feels about it.
 
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I'm really surprised that you have never heard of either of them. Do you live in a cave? Even Donald Trump knows Boris Johnson.
In the UK we have blow by blow accounts of US politics. I confess I am not familiar with every Senate representative I get the main picture.

Jerome Corbyn is leader of our main opposition Party he is Marxist by inclination. Believes in scrapping NATO and was quoted as calling Venezuela a Socialist Paradise. I could go on but his views and proposals make your left leaning Democrats pussycats in comparison.
Yea I do kind of do, I watch some news but I’m not totally up to date on world affairs
 

TabinRivCA

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In a few days I will be two 32 1/2 year olds….. I'm sticking around since I started collecting SS in February this year. I love this stage of my life. Lots of the stress I used to have to deal with is gone. Daughters are grown one married with 5 children the other is living upstairs and will probably move to TN with us and start over there.

My biggest problem is I don't breathe as well as I used to and I'm over weight which is part of my breathing problems but not all of it as my parents were heavy smokers in the house and I breathed that for years as a kid...the joys of second hand smoke...

Still get around even if it is slow and have most all of my marbles, Tourist may question that at times. But can't really complain start Medicare this month and they suck out about 1/3 of my SS check along with the supplement ins. Our grandparents had it good they didn't have to pay anything....oh well, I guess that's how it goes for being a part of the Baby Boomer problem....lol

I do get tired of politicians saying these are entitlement programs when we have paid into this stuff all our lives. You bet I'm entitled I have paid my way for it....at least that's how this Blond feels about it.
I qualify for medi-cal here in CA, don't have to pay Dr's. Idk if it's the same where you are.
 

Magenta

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God bless her for her care of animals and who knows maybe she'll bump into a fellow animal caretaker, lol. You are indeed talented with the panels you create. Are we going to be blest with a 'Magenta/CaliBob Christmas card' this year?, lol.
Thank you very much, Tabin, I do very much enjoy being engaged in the creative process, that has pretty much been a life-long pursuit with me. When I was younger I drew and painted a lot, though I am careful to let people know I do not draw the elements in my panels, as they are collages put together from images offered online for people to use for personal projects as long as there is no commercial gain. I do individual searches for things like flowers, butterflies, birds, backgrounds, special effects etc and then put them together in a way that is hopefully pleasing :D The main purpose is to display Scripture or offer a prayer for someone... and I have thought about a Christmas card for this year, though last year's was Bob's idea, and he has not suggested anything for me yet LOL :giggle:



^ ^ Last year's card :D The theme was the little drummer boy :)
 

Magenta

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I qualify for medi-cal here in CA, don't have to pay Dr's. Idk if it's the same where you are.
My daughter has informed me that in the new year we will no longer be paying medical premiums. We were the only province that did in the first place, and the cost was quite high for a while after being somewhat reasonable for a long time, so having the cost removed completely is wonderful :) I suppose financial support for the medical system will come out of our taxes as it is meant to, and how it worked elsewhere across Canada. We do have a two-tiered system now after much resistance to the idea for decades, meaning, some doctors will still charge full price for their services as they are not covered or part of the medical services plan. Apparently going that route really speeds up the process for special care needs, but of course the cost is prohibitive for most.
 

TabinRivCA

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My daughter has informed me that in the new year we will no longer be paying medical premiums. We were the only province that did in the first place, and the cost was quite high for a while after being somewhat reasonable for a long time, so having the cost removed completely is wonderful :) I suppose financial support for the medical system will come out of our taxes as it is meant to, and how it worked elsewhere across Canada. We do have a two-tiered system now after much resistance to the idea for decades, meaning, some doctors will still charge full price for their services as they are not covered or part of the medical services plan. Apparently going that route really speeds up the process for special care needs, but of course the cost is prohibitive for most.
So this debate over the medical system there, how do you like it esp compared to the US set-up here? I didn't realize you are in Canada, is it very cold? Cold to me is under 50F.