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Jun 23, 2022 - 2:43:26 PM
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When I come to FHO and quickly scan the latest names posting, just so I can see really quick what’s going on with everybody…I see too many groundhog Peggy’s on there…lol…scary stuff…

Jun 23, 2022 - 2:44:21 PM
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You're on a roll!

Jun 23, 2022 - 2:53:09 PM
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When I come to FHO and quickly scan the latest names posting, just so I can see really quick what’s going on with everybody…I see too many groundhog Peggy’s on there…lol…scary stuff…


It's not too many Peggys, just too few of the rest of us. The forum could be more lively sometimes, but you're doing your part.

Jun 23, 2022 - 4:07:36 PM

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Well come on guys…don’t ever leave a groundhog to her own soliloquizing…

Jun 23, 2022 - 4:36:30 PM

WyoBob

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Well come on guys…don’t ever leave a groundhog to her own soliloquizing…


You know that real ground hogs don't have any idea how to spell "soliloquizing", right?smiley

You do a great job of keeping the FHO "up and running", you know?  And, I'm pretty happy with that!

Jun 23, 2022 - 5:22:04 PM
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Peggy, you are the Heart of this Hangout!..

Jun 23, 2022 - 6:07:09 PM
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Oh man, most groundhogs just can't spell at all...but they do soliloquize quite a bit because we just like to do that.

Well thank you, Lee...but I think you are the one who always manages to get things hoppin' at the Hangout.

I'm not fishin' for compliments...but hey if you're throwin' 'em my way I'll take 'em...lol...but seriously I just wanna see people talk about stuff...anybody got any good talkin' stuff?

Jun 23, 2022 - 8:16:19 PM
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It's been hot here. They say if you don't have anything nice to say. . . .

Jun 24, 2022 - 12:58:30 AM
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Quincy

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411 posts since 1/16/2021

Hahahaha

Jun 24, 2022 - 9:40:13 AM
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Busy with family matters (Covid, Afib, BP problems, etc., etc., etc.), so I just get a chance to drop by and scan maybe every other day.

Still here, though, and might even find some time soon to attempt to tune the fiddle and fool around a bit with it.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 11:57:31 AM
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i got stuff along same vein...
got a RSI (repetitive stress injury).
Not supposed to type, or play fiddle.
keep arm straight as much as possible, PT lady said.
one month now!!! improvement so slow, easy to backslide...
sigh.

see you all on other side of this, i hope!

been singing, since cant play fiddle or guitar...helps to keep from getting 100% depressed.

Jun 24, 2022 - 1:19:38 PM

2067 posts since 12/11/2008

Wow. I feel for you guys! My only physical fiddlin' maladies are the ringing in my left ear because the fiddle is right beneath it, and the dreaded lower-left face fatigue.

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:06 PM

597 posts since 6/11/2019

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Originally posted by NCnotes

i got stuff along same vein...
got a RSI (repetitive stress injury).
Not supposed to type, or play fiddle.
keep arm straight as much as possible, PT lady said.
one month now!!! improvement so slow, easy to backslide...
sigh.

see you all on other side of this, i hope!

been singing, since cant play fiddle or guitar...helps to keep from getting 100% depressed.


So sorry to hear...I assume left hand

Maybe Tai Chi or something similar can help accelerate healing.  

'Southwind' played for you today, and prayers sent!  Get well soon

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:16:18 PM
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Hey, Peggy--

I have not been on here lately cause I've been touring Kentucky again--this time stayed in Paint Lick a couple days and Berea College--Boone Tavern.

The Bluegrass is so beautiful: such immaculate farms and tradition. As I gaze today on my 'rough-as-a-cob' Ozarks farm, I covet Kaintuck, but I'm thankful for what I have.

Kentucky is our new regular vacation spot--the folks we met are so kind

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:23:53 PM

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gosh sorry to hear of the physical ailments making the rounds here. Hope everybody gets ok.

I've had a year full of stress and anxiety and then my eye can't see now and after that my ear started making bull dozer sounds and then my leg blew up in Jan...spent tons of money at an eye surgeon who had ideas to help but said it might work or could make it worse...so I'm like...forget that...so I'm trying to see with whatever my brain perception can get from my eye the way it is...vision coaches on Youtube, ya know. Spent a little bit more but not that much by going to an ear specialist who did tests and says I have a problem in my inner ear which he thinks will be resolving on its own in a few months.

Then went to the same orthopedic specialists who fixed my broken arm a couple of years ago...gosh they were so great with that but terrible with this knee...knee suddenly swelled up and got really painful in Jan and I went to those guys and their physical therapists for 6 months and decided they were burning up my money and absolutely nothing improving. Just now enrolled in a knee-on-trac 16 week progarm with a chiropractor...we'll see how that goes. I am believing more and more that my really bad anxiety dealiing with family who have pretty much given me the boot, plus accused me of stuff that just ain't true, to boot, I think being unable to cope with the painful feelings this has caused me messed up my eye, my ear, and my knee...all on the right side...lol...somehow seemingly symbolic of the whole mess, seems to me.

Well anyhow...yeah the physical stuff is frustrating and scary. I hope y'all who are deaing with it get all well again soon.

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:24:41 PM

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Glad you are enjoying our beautiful state, Scott!

Jun 27, 2022 - 2:02:18 PM

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Went to first chiropractic visit today...gotta go twice a week until October...lol...well...no, at some point it turns into once a week and then once every two or three...still...a long time of knee treatments. Hoping it will work so I can just go back to what i was this time last year. Shockwave and trac machine are the starting treatments...shockwave can be used for a lot of other stuff and from what I've read is the first treatment for joint issues in England, over in the old country...old country, maybe, but ahead of us in Star Trek-style medical technology.

Jun 27, 2022 - 3:15:15 PM

WyoBob

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412 posts since 5/16/2019

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It's been hot here. They say if you don't have anything nice to say. . . .


Hot?  I just watched "Field of Dreams" again.   It took place in the summer and the corn was really tall but everyone looked really cool to me in the dead of summerdevil  "It's not heaven. It's Iowa". That's what Kevin Costner said!

I spent 35 years in south central, Nebraska.   The Platte River valley, chock full of irrigation,  mosquito's, "advanced humidity" and giant winter blizzard's.   After living in north central Wyoming for 25 years, I can't handle the thought of going back to Nebraska but for the 3 nice weeks in the fall that they have every year and I will resist that with all of my being to avoid even doing that.

Jun 27, 2022 - 4:23:28 PM

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Originally posted by farmerjones

It's been hot here. They say if you don't have anything nice to say. . . .


Hot?  I just watched "Field of Dreams" again.   It took place in the summer and the corn was really tall but everyone looked really cool to me in the dead of summerdevil  "It's not heaven. It's Iowa". That's what Kevin Costner said!

I spent 35 years in south central, Nebraska.   The Platte River valley, chock full of irrigation,  mosquito's, "advanced humidity" and giant winter blizzard's.   After living in north central Wyoming for 25 years, I can't handle the thought of going back to Nebraska but for the 3 nice weeks in the fall that they have every year and I will resist that with all of my being to avoid even doing that.


Now, last night it got down to low 50's!  But the lawn will be burnt up by July 4th.  I was born here, so I'm prejudice. Traveled extensively when i worked. I do envy South Dakota. There's less than a million people in the whole state.

Edited by - farmerjones on 06/27/2022 16:30:40

Jun 27, 2022 - 4:26:39 PM
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WyoBob

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Dang, GHP, I'm sorry you're having so much trouble.  You deserve better (as we all do.)

I've been very lucky.   My $40,000 left wrist repair and year of therapy has "stuck".  Dang, at 75 years old, I can play the banjo and fiddle.   More than I ever expected.  I figured that my left arm, wrist and hand was destined to be a "hat rack".  Heck, I really didn't figure that I'd last till 75surprise

Annoying relatives?   I came up with easy solution.  I "divorced" all of my weirdo, worthless relatives years ago.   I hadn't talked to my bum of a brother for 31 years up till the day he died.   I've  had a great wife for 53 years, two wonderful daughter's and three wonderful grandson's and a sister in law.   The rest are all dead (or dead to me).

My youngest (43 year old daughter who lives in Denver and is married to a great guy and has a cool 5 year old) has a mild case of Covid now and, towards the end of July will have a left hip replacement which will lay her up for a month or so.  My wife, Peggy, will be down there to look after her.  When she heals up from that, she'll have her right hip replaced with less of a recovery time.   Peggy's dad had a hip replacement when he was in his 70's but no one else in the family has had hip problems.  My father in law's problems probably evolve from a few of his "falling off his horse episodes".  He always told his kids that the horse bucked him off and got mad if you said he fell off.smiley

From what I've been able to put together, my side of the family didn't have hip problems.  I was adopted but, a year or so ago, my oldest daughter, Kerry,  did a Ancestry search and found that I had two half brother's and half sister who lived in the Kansas City area where I spent the first 15 years of my life.   My birth mom, who lived in the K.C. area,  got "in a family way" when she was 17 years old (and not married) and put me up for adoption.   She died at the age of 95 after tripping on a trim strip in a doorway, falling and hitting her head in Dec. of 2021.  She didn't know that Kerry had found out about my family history as my birth mom's oldest son who corresponded with Kerry never told her about me (which I very much understand).   

I became good friends with her husband (not my dad) after my birth mom died, who married her after I was adopted.   He was a hoot!  We corresponded via e-mail and I really enjoyed him.  He died in January of 2022.   He was just shy of 96.   Heck, if I had his genes, I'd probably live to be 120!

Your home in Kentucky:  I've been to KY once.   We met a geologist from Denver, while hiking on a trail here when he had a "break down" day at a well site in the Powder River basin several years ago, exploring for methane gas reserves.   We "adopted" him and we became good friends.   One day, he asked me, "Bob, what do you think about "methane gas desorption"?   I said, "Gerry, I was in the cattle business for 30 plus years and have no idea what you're talking about".  He explained what was involved and it sounded interesting so I said, "that sounds pretty neat".  He told the head guy in Denver about me and was asked, "what does Bob know about working in the "oil patch" and Gerry said, "nothing, but Bob built his own airplane and flew it all over the country" so he can probably figure out how to do the technical work involved in methane gas desorption.   I got hired as an independent contractor and ended up working over 35 well jobs over a 7 year period mostly in the Powder River country.  But, I did wells up on the Montana border with Canada and northern and southern Colorado.  One of the best, most fascinating things I've done in my life.

One of those jobs was near Eddyville, KY.  I drove to Denver, picked up my work buddy and all of the gear and we drove from Denver to the Eddyville area to do the job.  We drove straight through.   The first day, on the way to the drill site, I stopped at a cafe (in Eddyville?) and ordered breakfast.  They had "grits".  I'd never had grits so thought, why not?   I now know where recycled glass goes when it dies.   If you put enough stuff on it, it was edible in a crunchy, teeth polishing ( or destroying sort of  way).   The next morning and from then one, I splurged on the hash brown's for an additional $ .50.  Well worth the upgrade!  We drilled to 1,200 feet and got -- shale, with not a hint of methane gas.  I have a section of the 4 inch drill core on a shelf here at home.   Tiny little sea shells in the core.  Pretty neat to see and realize how old the earth is and how it's changed over the last few million years.

And, because this is "off topic", I don't feel guilty about posting about thissmiley

And, if you've read this, you must be desperate for entertainmentsurprise

Jun 27, 2022 - 4:28:44 PM

WyoBob

USA

412 posts since 5/16/2019

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Originally posted by farmerjones
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Originally posted by WyoBob
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Originally posted by farmerjones

It's been hot here. They say if you don't have anything nice to say. . . .


Hot?  I just watched "Field of Dreams" again.   It took place in the summer and the corn was really tall but everyone looked really cool to me in the dead of summerdevil  "It's not heaven. It's Iowa". That's what Kevin Costner said!

I spent 35 years in south central, Nebraska.   The Platte River valley, chock full of irrigation,  mosquito's, "advanced humidity" and giant winter blizzard's.   After living in north central Wyoming for 25 years, I can't handle the thought of going back to Nebraska but for the 3 nice weeks in the fall that they have every year and I will resist that with all of my being to avoid even doing that.


Now, last night it got down to low 50's!  But the lawn will be burnt up by July 4th.  I was born here, so I'm prejudice. I do envy South Dakota. There's less than a million people in the whole state.


We have 580,000 or so population here.  It's getting pretty crowded.

Jun 27, 2022 - 6:21:45 PM
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WyoBob's tales of his family made me think of mine.. Get this: I have one brother who I met for the first time when I was 55 years old (he'd been put up for adoption).. I have another brother who was raised as an only child...Really..He was born after all other sibling were older and we all avoided my mother because of not to be mentioned reasons, so he was raised without us in his life.. (wish that hadn't happened).. Then I have a brother who died at age one... and another brother who was my other half as we grew up..Then, there are the sisters... yada, yada... Families can be strange/interesting....BTW, the "only child'' brother and the 'given up' brother only met twice in their lives.. and the second time was at my fiddling daughter's wedding party just last month.. One of the brothers can't recall ever having met the other until that day.....Obviously, we are a family in which all members are Black Sheep..I love them all.   Which brings up color... My son married a wonderful black woman, my brother married a Panamanian woman and my two 1/2 brothers are 1/2 Hispanic and 1/2 Polish... my nieces children are mixed race... We have never had a family reunion but if  we did, it would be colorful but nobody would care.. I only bring it up because I think the idea of it is....um.....colorful !!laugh

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Jun 27, 2022 - 6:37:24 PM

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Groundhog Peggy... Our neighborhood had a rash of groundhogs living under porches. Three reported today on the community news email.. The groundhog living under MY porch is starting to get the best of me.. Seems to outsmart all attempts to be live trapped, snared, or deterred.. I may have to resort to a commercial Critter Deterrent...

Jun 28, 2022 - 5:28:05 AM
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Interesting stories, WyoBob and Lee. Interesting life experiences.

To sum it all up, as I heard Doc Watson sing one time..."Life gets Teejus, Don't it?"

Jun 28, 2022 - 1:58:33 PM
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Oh...meant to say, Lee, the babies across the road from us have already left home...they don't stay more than a couple of months and then they roam around and find their own homes...so...after that it's just the mom for a long time and once winter comes she's back under again.

Jun 30, 2022 - 2:26:36 PM

10241 posts since 3/19/2009

Peggy, here is what I'm dealing with.. We had a groundhog dig a big hole under our deck.. I set out a live trap and caught a skunk..(ok, maybe a skunk dug the hole?) I took the skunk 15 miles away across a 1/2 mile lake bridge.. got home and covered the hole and just to be safe, put chicken wire all around my deck....
Later, this afternoon I smelled Mothballs...I had originally put mothballs into the hole, but the hole was covered..So... I checked.. SOMETHING as big as a tyrannosaurus had redug the hole .. So.. I set snares (2) and a live trap... This thing is obviously smarter than I am..(doesn't take much, really)...

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