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By beckysdad on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM

It was a year ago last December that the issues with that tooth came up. The periodontist proclaimed all is well with the implant so we can move ahead with the crown now. I learned that the other dentist just got married and is away on his honeymoon. He'll be the one making the call on whether or not this crown is viewed as a continuation of the original problem or if this is a totally separate issue. I wonder if being a newlywed he's happier than usual or if he's feeling more financial pressure than ever. I'm glad things were nicer outside for you this morning. You were due for at least a little break. How did things go with the grocery run?

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By RA_BH on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM

I suspect you've had it hotter, and longer, than we've had, but we just started (yesterday) what's guessed_at, erm, ah, predicted, to be a 7-day heatwave....

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By RA_BH on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:24 AM

EDing you and BD (trying to find the elusive Venn diagram -- icanhashelp? <g>), and saw this:"Well, I just wrote a monster message and hit paste instead of copy and lost it all. @#$@! " sometimes, not always, if you do an undo (in Windows, that would be <Ctrl>z) it'll restore the note/message to what it was. be well, Rick

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By beckysdad on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:05 AM

I did the same thing with waffles. That was great fun and very tasty too. Dang...so my snarky disparaging comment had no basis in fact... I guess that makes sense as that's often the case. Snarky and disparaging is generally unfair. As I recall public opinion towards Dallas was generally pretty favorable prior to the real estate stuff. Hopefully we (I) can go back to positive once the place is sold. I prefer things that way. I'm off to the dentist this morning to test that implant to see if we're ready to move forward with the crown. Also we'll do a cleaning. This thing may be coming to a close finally. I'm curious to find out if my original dentist is going to view this crown as a continuation of the first or if this is a totally new procedure. The first one was never quite right as I think the problem he thought it was wasn't really the issue. I'm resigned to paying for another one so I'll either get an upside surprise or it will be as I feared and I'll just be whiny about it for a day.

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By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 5:38 PM

A waffler, eh? You didn't order one for breakfast... Mostly I try to roll with things but there are certain situations where one must take a stand. Bacon and the DH qualify. Mom determined that a grab bar wasn't necessary as she's going to do a more minimal bath...more of a sponge bath...so that came off my to do list. My responsibilities got pretty modest at that point. I ordered some stuff on line for them and refilled their propane tank. I cleared up some confusion for Dad on the computer and will put some chicken quarter on the grill in a couple minutes. They responded well to the articles I provided to them, It was also determined (not by me) that it was too hot to mess with the chairs today so it was almost like a day off. You worked a hell of a lot harder than I did...and in worse temps, too. I'm not suprised that Dallas wants photos of the house now that SHE"S pretty much got things finished. ;^) I played the menu game with the folks. It would have been much more fun to play this game with Dad five years ago. Today we had to offer up suggestions and he'd make choices. I was saddened by how often the discussion brought up mentions of and comparisons to Denny's....sigh. The good news is we all decided on Bone in Ribeyes and twice baked potatoes as the main feature. I was raised by good stock!

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By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Hey, if you're going to be a purist about anything you have to start with bacon...or the evil designated hitter rule. I already did part of my to-do list for today. Some estate tax and gifting questions were raised last week after the folks read one paragraph in an article written by a non-estate planning professional. They suggested I take it home with me and read it and get back to them. I read the paragraph and clarified what they were talking about and how it applied to the folks. Mom asked "are you sure?" Sigh...I was a certified financial planner who dealt with those issues for twenty years before being able to retire before hitting 44. You'd think I'd have some credibility. So I found two third party articles from actual expert sources that covered that info so I can reassure them. The other thing is I need to install a grab bar in the bathtub for them. They've never used the tub but Mom has to take oatmeal baths for a while so Mom wants me to put one in. That she trusts me with without question...something involved with her actual safety. The fact that I have no professional experience there doesn't bother her at all. The stuff I made my living at she's unsure about. I tell ya it's tough raising parents. Let's hear it for that cold front. With you taking shelter inside today you can devote that time to finding your winter clothes to prepare for this cold snap. I suspect I'll have enough capital today to begin my foray into digital sheep ranching. This could be interesting.

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By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 6:25 AM

I'm shocked that you would even suggest that I consider the possibility that canadian bacon serve as a proxy for actual bacon. That's like considering turkey bacon. I'm willing to go a long way to find common ground but I can't got there. The new season is just rolling out on September 10. They won't have anything on DVD that soon. The on-line rate for Netflix is only 8 or 9 bucks a month. Wait until the season is over and then sign up for the free trial and binge on the full season.

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By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 4:53 AM

I don't often direct you to ED SYL but I have menu comments there. Dtoh! I failed to note the ice cream in the Dove bar. I'm glad it got mentioned. Syl and I do cover a fair amount of the culinary landscape. I wonder which mainstream items we both shun... I wouldn't consider liver mainstream... I don't do Netflix on-line. I still have their DVD service. Since Netflix is producing it I kinda doubt they'll release DVDs but who knows.

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By Sylviag on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:02 AM

ED BD - no time to do anudder msg so I put stuff for u in there.

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By beckysdad on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Did you know about this? http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/columnist/2015/07/28/netflix-and--true-longmire/30805293/

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By beckysdad on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:33 PM

As I reflected on my menu I thought it might test even Ceiling Cat's ability to deliver on her no cal - no health consequence promise. As wonderful as it all has been I'm feeling a bit cheated as I was unable top work in any ribs. I think a sampler plate of beef ribs, babybacks and spare ribs should somehow find its way into the mix. Maybe lunch should have had both french fries and onion rings...How about a nice hot pastrami on rye with swiss cheese and then a side of crispy fries? Maybe there should have been a dessert bar after dinner. Imagine neither of us had any ice cream. That's clearly an oversight... I can't wait to hear Syl weigh in with her selections. There's gonna be some great stuff there but I'm afraind she's going to try to sneak in a fair amount of veggies. The weather here this past week was perfect. High 70s all day and low 60s overnight. You could just hit copy/paste on that and keep it for eternity...I suppose we should include a gentle rain from 11pm to 3am, too. Talk to Ma Nature and see what you can do about that, would ya?

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By beckysdad on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:37 PM

It's 85 out now but the AC hasn't even kicked in yet. With the house opened up overnight it really cools down so that buys me some time during the day. I don't even have the ceiling fan in the office going yet. That sucks that you still haven't got your sleep turned around yet. I'd be waaay frustrated. I was going to say I'd love to see deer in my yard but that would be bad. It's really not their habitat. I sometimes see deer in a park about five blocks from here but even then they should be there. The park itself is fine for them but it's just a small pocket a few blocks away from truly suitable habitat. That's a nice tribute to know that you'd entrust such a special meal to Chuck's cooking. You lean much more heavily on seafood than I would. I love the andouille sausage and the garlic bread though. The filet and the Dove bar would work as well. Of course I opt heavily for onions in all my meals. My lunch would be a patty melt on light rye with tons of grilled onions and swiss cheese. There would be a large basket of beer battered onions rings to go along with it. Dinner starts with a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese and bacon on top. Dinner is a thick grilled bone-in ribeye with sauteed mushrooms and onions. A twice baked potato would have to accompany the beef. For dessert I'd be content with one of my cream puffs but I suspect just before bed time I'd sit down with a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies and a huge glass of ice cold milk. I don't think I'd trust anyone else with preparing these meals. I'd prefer to make them all myself.

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By Sylviag on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:05 AM

ED house and so happy you found some realtors to get that house off your backs. Ughh, messing with insulaton is the worst. Will be in the 90s later this weekhere but we'll be gone - to just as hot temps in CA. Seahawks starttraining camp andthe artile I read is that first order of business is to make sure everyone is over the Sper Bowl loss and get started on a new season. Edyou and BD - Yeah we do cram a lot into our lives :) Probaby around Oct all will slow down and I will do my cozy neting thing. I love a snowy day - with me inside wih a fire, snuggly kitteh, my laptop and ICHC and the occasonal book. Except we may take a trip to Vegas to see Santana in Nov. Have never seen him and is on my muic buck list. You be good while I'm gone, ya hear? LOL xo

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By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Hell yes he's an investment...you wouldn't want to train a new one. It's best to keep this one in good working order. Bryan and Syl do live large and have a hell of a good time along the way.

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By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:45 AM

I'm glad Chuck found the end of his to-do list. When you get to vacuuming the attic you're really down to detail work. I can certainly appreciate you going along to protect your investment. You've put in the years and wouldn't want to see him crashing through the ceiling.It sounds like you really earned your zombiness last night. That was quite a party for Syl and Bryan. They seem to thrive on that activity level. I chuckled as I was typing this note because I glanced over to the TV. I have the local news on and the crawler at the bottom of the screen was writing to let everyone know that there would be extended coverage of our "heat wave" on their web site. Heat wave?!?!? Two of the next five days will be in the 90s with a high of 94. We really lack perspective around here.

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By beckysdad on Jul 26, 2015 at 7:12 AM

I was wondering what happened on the note front. When I first got up I saw that you'd faved something so I figured a message was coming soon. That's frustrating when long messages go poof. We never have the energy or inclination to try and re-create one of the same length. Dang I was hoping that Chuck wouldn't be alternating between thoughts of frustration and some of hope that the end is in sight. He'll get there. You guys have made huuuuge progress and the end really isn't all that far off. Yes, my brekkie would ordinarily be an artery clogger but since Ceiling Cat suspended that for the day it's not a problem. I meant to include that I could skip all the fuss of so many dishes in favor of cold pizza for brekkie, too. If not a standard lunch you could treat it as a scaled down dinner menu and sneak in a second favorite that way. I knew you'd find that one item as a sticking point. You're really going to have a problem with lunch!

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By beckysdad on Jul 25, 2015 at 4:23 PM

That's a pretty classy breakfast. I'm absolutely down with the blueberry muffin n butter. I like the Eggs Benedict as well. The fruit salad is a little froofy for me but the idea of dessert at breakfast makes up for it. And a latte to boot...a very solid breakfast...my congrats. I'd be having an omelette with sausage, linguica, grilled O's, mushrooms and bell pepper with swiss cheese. There would be crispy hash browns and plenty of bacon on the side. An english muffin slathered in butter to mop up anything I missed is a must and I'll be swayed by your latte idea. That would be nice to relax with after breakfast. I can't wait for your lunch and dinner offerings. I'm sure glad that bbq is over. There were fewer than twenty that showed up. I'm really glad I was there to help as the help that showed up early were strong believers in sitting in chairs and supervising. We broke most of it down today but left a few items for Wednesday. Becky largely did very, very well. I put down a big pillow outside for her and she was good about going and laying down when I told her to. The oldsters took to her nicely. Nobody was fearful or bothered by a big black dog being there. Once I was done grilling I had something quick to eat and then retired to the living room to watch the Giants game after telling Mom where to find me should she need something. Now that I'm home I don't see much of anything happening that doesn't involve sitting in my office chair.

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By luvmy8catz on Jul 25, 2015 at 1:05 PM

You are so right, if love would have kept them here they would have lived forever!

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By buyerbware on Jul 25, 2015 at 11:52 AM

I believe it! My red boys never could stay put. Here's why my house is never in perfect order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQRuCRyWhFE

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By beckysdad on Jul 25, 2015 at 7:53 AM

Six solid hours is what I usually get (plus naps) so I'm glad you were really able to get some rest last night. Yeah, that was pretty scary with Elf. Let's not have a repeat of that at all. Stick to noms from mom. Okay, we'll leave the murder topic behind and shift to something else entirely. Ceiling cat, in her great benevolence, has decided that in honor of hoomins caring for and feeding cats through the years will suspend the rules of health and nutrition for a day. She has set aside a 24 hour period where calories mean nothing and no ill health effects will result from eating anything you wish. What would be your ideal breakfast, lunch and dinner?

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