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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2019, 06:55:30 PM »
Earl was saying something to the doctor about waiting till I got back from the few days I'd be away for the hyperbaric, since we couldn't be sure of getting him transportation to and from the hospital at that time, but the doctor said there was no problem in taking such a short break during the treatment. I'd be all for starting it sooner than later.

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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2019, 06:58:53 PM »
Hi, Linda.  I think I've bought shredded chicken at the King Soopers in Denver, which is part of Kroger's.  You might try one of them.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2019, 08:11:57 PM »
Hello Diner friends all

I hope all you northern hemisphere people get some relief from the heat soon

Bon voyage Ingy. Are the trains air-conditioned ?

Condolences on the passing of your great-uncle, Elena.

Lucky you have neighbours to help with the fallen branches, Debbie.




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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2019, 08:13:40 PM »
Hey Nancy, nothing really new, they're willing to start the hyperbaric treatment at any time, but Earl wants to wait a bit longer. The wound doctor agrees that the antibiotics did a lot of good for the wound, that it looks cleaner and doesn't produce as much discharge, quite a bit less. Even Earl seems to be a bit more optimistic, as he told the doctor today, but didn't say earlier.



This is so good to hear, Fritz. It always helps to be more optimistic when your pain level is lowered.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2019, 08:14:35 PM »
Hi, Tony.  Yes, and I don't even know which neighbors did today's work, because the chainsaws came while I was getting some more rest, in bed.  I think they had probably come to help with another house, and decided they might as well do my branches, too.

Hope you are doing well in the middle of winter.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2019, 08:20:23 PM »
Hi, Linda.  I think I've bought shredded chicken at the King Soopers in Denver, which is part of Kroger's.  You might try one of them.

I will Debbie, thanks. The Kroger's here is Smith's.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2019, 08:24:12 PM »
How are you feeling tonight, Linda?  Doing okay?
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2019, 08:26:24 PM »
Phong's shifts have been extended by an hour, so he is working full-time as of yesterday.  He starts at 11am now and works till 9pm (with an unpaid 30 minute meal break). I hope he won't find it exhausting.

We're working out a new routine with everything organised an hour earlier.

We are having lunch at home at 10.15 or 10.30 to fuel him up for work. On Tuesday night, he made a lot of tom yam kai for dinner and heated up the remaining half for lunch yesterday. Last night, I put  a sea perch fillet in foil, sprinkled it very liberally with an Australian pepper mix, topped it with several sprigs of fresh coriander and added a little white wine and put in the fridge overnight. It only needed 10 minutes in the oven this morning. I served it on a bed of steamed rice and stir-fried baby spinach. It turned out well.

I'm heading off to see my usual doctor this afternoon. He'll have the results of a blood test his colleague ordered.

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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2019, 08:27:47 PM »
Earl was saying something to the doctor about waiting till I got back from the few days I'd be away for the hyperbaric, since we couldn't be sure of getting him transportation to and from the hospital at that time, but the doctor said there was no problem in taking such a short break during the treatment. I'd be all for starting it sooner than later.

I hope the improvements continue, Frotz.

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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2019, 08:30:25 PM »
I do hope Phong's new schedule won't be too exhausting.  That's the usual here for most full-time jobs, taking a 30-minute unpaid break, but it's a lot of hours.

The sea perch you made last night sounds delicious.   :)

Good luck at your doctor appointment, Tony.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2019, 08:31:31 PM »
How are you feeling tonight, Linda?  Doing okay?

I'm doing ok, tonight Debbie. I'll probably go to bed early tonight.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2019, 08:40:01 PM »
I'm doing ok, tonight Debbie. I'll probably go to bed early tonight.

Sounds good, Linda.  I hope you do go to bed early, and are able to get some good sleep.

I'll be up for a while, because of my nap.  I'm still working on the laundry now, while playing on the computer.  Shirts are all folded or hung up, and the towels are in the dryer.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2019, 08:48:29 PM »
Hey Tony! Thanks, and good luck to Phong!

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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2019, 09:23:36 PM »
Good night, Fritz and anyone else who's around.

My dryer has finished, but I'm not going to bring the towels up to fold until tomorrow.  Going to turn out the lights now, and so on.

Hope to get out tomorrow to do some errands, since I don't need to talk to the tree people immediately, and I doubt they'll have time to return my call this soon, anyone.

See you tomorrow sometime.
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Re: The Diner - Volume 40
« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2019, 12:27:15 AM »
Hello new diner! Still lovely weather, low to mid 20/70s. Though much hotter in other parts of the country. It tends to be milder here in the west.

Woke at 5.15, dozed till 5.45 and then got up, so I’ll probably be dozing again over the tv tonight.

Fritz, glad about the positives with Earl.
Linda, 15 pounds lost - well done!!
Tony, sounds like a long day for Phong. I thought we had kinder laws about paid breaks in the UK, but turns out we don’t. :(
Elena, sorry about the death of your g-uncle, and I can understand your mixed feelings.
This isn’t supposed to be a summary of everyone in the DINER DOZEN (I think...) *waves to all*

Actually, I think it’s a little over a dozen!
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