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#7306 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 06:19 PM

You have snow and it's 72° on my front porch!

 

Bite me KennyP!  :rolling:  :smilewink:


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 06:26 PM

Bite me KennyP!  :rolling:  :smilewink:

I second that!


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 07:16 PM

Oh, and I did my good deed for the day.  As we were about to enter the restaurant, 2 elderly ladies asked if it was slick.  I thought they meant the roads, but they were worried about slipping & falling walking to their car.  So Teresa's Dad and I escorted the ladies to their car.  They were so appreciative and kept thanking us.  I told them they needn't thank us as it was our pleasure to help.  I asked if they were ok driving home, and they weren't worried at all about that.  Felt good helping them.   :thumbs:

  It was snowing so hard, we looked like snowmen when we got back to the door.  :rolling:


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:18 AM

Up here in Northern Indiana refill windshield wippers are sold only behind the counter @ autozone. (Dont no about the other stores). I complained but they told me there under orders and it wont change. They want u 2 buy the whole arm.
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Fed silage, then back dragged snow off the sloped areas of farm drives.  Rain getting close, so much of this 5" of snow will be gone soon enough.  Gonna tinker in the shop some, then maybe go to town later.  Roads are all perfectly fine this morning.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Up here in Northern Indiana refill windshield wippers are sold only behind the counter @ autozone. (Dont no about the other stores). I complained but they told me there under orders and it wont change. They want u 2 buy the whole arm.


Do what I do. just walk back and look for yourself

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 04:11 PM

Do what I do. just walk back and look for yourself


No, back behind the counter where u can't get to them.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:10 PM

No, back behind the counter where u can't get to them.

I still walk back there and help myself. They have gotten used to it. 



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Mostly running errands all day.  Stopped at Mom & Dad's to check on them and see if they needed groceries.  Got a few things I needed for GT's, and some stuff needed on the farm, then a stop at the grocery store. Maybe the first time that everything on my lists were actually on the shelves!  But then my list was short this time.

 Had 20 cents off on my Kroger card for gas, so filled up for $1.35/9.  Then we dropped off their groceries and between the both of them, we left confused and with heads beginning to ache.  Plus they keep their house so warm, I can actually begin to feel sick before leaving.  

  Mom had us confused about her breathing meds, so Teresa called the pharmacy & got it straightened out, but trying to convince Mom is a whole different matter!  Mom seems to be declining mentally & physically, with Dad about the same, doing fairly well.

 Both forget so much so fast, so it's tough at times telling them things over & over.  It's sure not an easy thing when one's parents get to this stage of life, but we do the best we know how.   It's hard seeing them decline.  Dad wants so bad to work, but those days are gone.

  I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers, but most of their care is on my plate, as 4 of my sisters have health issues that keep them from being able to help much, and the 5th sister lives a ways away and still works full time.  My oldest brother (retired) lives close enough, but doesn't help with things like this, and my other brother still works full time, but does help whenever needed.

  I should be hearing from Southern States this week about starting needed paperwork for my upcoming job with them.  Next trip to town I'm checking in with them.  I have to pass a physical also.  I'll be working long hours up to 6 days a week, so I won't be available to help my parents much, and I hate putting more on my wife to do.

  My blood sugar number has been climbing a lot recently, so I have to crack down on myself and stop eating so many snacks.  I love chocolate, but it doesn't love me anymore.  

  Oh how life has changed so much for myself and family these last few years.  Sometimes it seems overwhelming, but I just have to adjust and keep on grinding at it.  Lately I've even begun to miss the former life of dairy farming.  At least back a few years ago life was much simpler....crazy, but what I was used to. 

  Having so many friends here at GTtalk has a lot to do with keeping me sane.  I can vent, share, and ask for opinions or advice.  I also learn how others have similar circumstances in their lives, many which have far worse circumstances than mine.  That also keeps my perspective on level ground.  So thank you all very much!  OK, my going on & on is over for the moment....carry on!


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 07:10 AM

Hang in there Daniel, We are praying for you, and family.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:09 AM

yep, everyone is here with an open ear. At least a few of us have gone or is going through the same things as you and others also so we can all lean on each other. GTT is much more than just garden tractors!!! :thumbs:


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:24 AM

It's a tough thing to have to change. Were so used to doing things a certain way for so many years ,that when we change we'd wish it was like it was before.. It takes awhile to get used to doing things differently but it will all work out in the future.It just takes some time to adjust to the new way. As for what your going through with your parents I was the one who was far away like [1150 miles ] and didn't do really much of anything for them in there later years. When I did get a chance to see them etc: it was heart breaking to see how they had changed in even one year [ wished I was closer] now that there both gone its seems to be a bit easier in knowing that they can actually see me from above when I'am doing stuff etc; [or this is what I believe] I guess with both my parents having [Dementia] I had lost them about 5 years earlier then there passing. It was tough to see them change over that time [even thought it was only once a year. Anyway you still have them even though things aren't like it used to be , just be thankful for everyday that you can actually talk to them and see them. The time will come one day that you'll wish that you could talk and see them even with how they've changed in there older years. Just cherish the time you have left.You'll be wishing for it back one day.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 01:06 PM

I still walk back there and help myself. They have gotten used to it.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 05:35 PM

Calmer day today.  fed silage, then put out some round hay bales.  Then spent the afternoon running for stuff.  Stopped by Southern States to make sure I still have a job coming up, and I do, just the rainy weather has pushed it back some.  Likely won't start work till mid-March.  Otherwise, all is good!


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 05:14 AM

Good to hear it.




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