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  1. I'm so sorry to hear this. Many first responders at Ground Zero have the same pulmonary issues. Someone I know is on oxygen a good part of the time. Many Americans don't understand the magnitude of the sacrifice first responders make.
  2. The do debone the Dover Sole at the table. I haven't had the branzino, but if they do the sole, why not that, too?
  3. I replaced windows in 2005. Three of them have failed and are streaked badly. They need to be replaced but I can't find the warranty. I remember I put it somewhere safe, but I can't figure out where that is!
  4. When I did the new siding last January I did have to rebuild a bit of the back wall of the house in my bedroom area. This was due to water damage from an improperly installed roof years ago. I can't tell you how many people I had out to check that roof and all the things they tried. I finally replaced the roof again, long before it should have needed it. I also had to replace some of the plywood decking for the roof. In the wall I had to replace studs and headers. Grrrr. I would have gone after the first roofer but he packed up and moved to places unknown.
  5. I had that happen in the original oven I had and was able to have the coil replaced. Wall units may be another story. I remember when my sister left me with three teenagers to feed and no oven while she flew off to Switzerland for two weeks. Her wall oven went bad and they had to wait to get one in that fit the space. We grilled a lot while they were gone. I've been in my home for 34 years now and as others have said, I am redoing what I redid. But, that is all ok. Mostly just cosmetics, no big reconstructions right now. In the past two years I have put on a new roof and new siding. I also had a front porch built and did some landscaping and tree pruning. Money pit! This year I am painting.
  6. Good morning, everyone! It looks like we have a couple more summery days in store here in northeast Ohio before the fall weather hits us on Saturday. Of course, that is subject to change. I will celebrate the emergency nurses and have enjoyed being on a dig for fossils in the past. I am skeptical of the skeptics these days. Today's meal sounds pretty good to me. Chicken posole can also be spelled pozole. And, as usual, there are variations. The first recipe is for Easy Chicken Posole. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/155184/easy-chicken-posole/ Please note that you do not have to add the cilantro. You can leave it out entirely or substitute parsley. Next is a recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Posole Verde: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/268876/instant-pot-chicken-posole-verde/ And a recipe that is a little more on the traditional side: https://www.cookingclassy.com/chicken-posole/ Happy Day!
  7. I didn't think of a taser. Let's hope that is what it was. Although, the man was down and not moving before the incident. Something I'll never know.
  8. We really enjoyed our Pinnacle Grill breakfasts on the Nieuw Amsterdam in September. It was a first time experience for us. We had great wait staff and they made a point of taking great care of us. If we had had a server earlier in the week they always stopped by and said hello. It became kind of like family.
  9. Good afternoon, all. @Crazy For Cats Oh, my gosh, Jake! I would have frozen on the spot. So glad you guys were able to get out of there. I once saw a policeman shoot someone on the side of the road. The man was on the ground face down and hand cuffed. I heard the shot and saw the man jump when he was shot. I have no idea why he was shot or what the outcome of the incident was. @mamaofami Unbelievable that the agency would send someone to another person's home that wasn't completely vaccinated. I also have to wonder about the aide who waited so long to get vaccinated. As a potential patient I want to know that the people providing my care are vaccinated. If I need their help I am already in a vulnerable state. I don't need them giving me something else to complicate things further. My procedure went well today. Boy, they did a good job of finding those nerves. There was one point where the nerve lit up all the way down my leg. Other times my leg would start pulsing. The doctor said that was ok as it wouldn't cause any damage. It was uncomfortable though. It will be worth it if I get the same good results as I did on the other side. I was able to walk around the block this morning without a cane and only had to stop momentarily a couple times. We'll try again tomorrow.
  10. Good morning, everyone. @rafinmd You can take my nephew and his kids off the prayer list. My sisters report the kids are as energized as the bunny and doing very well. My nephew has recovered quite rapidly as well. Now that they are recovered, another nephew's family all went for testing on Sunday. Only one came back positive - one of the boys and he probably picked it up at school. He has a very mild case so far. I was supposed to have lunch with friends tomorrow but they called and said we need to postpone because they were exposed to COVID through their grandson. The grandson picked it up at daycare. Both of my friends are vaccinated, but we are taking the cautious approach. I have the second part of my nerve ablation today. Hopefully it will go as well as the last time. It may be uncomfortable on the table, but the results are worth it. Nothing the doctor is doing is painful, just me and my hip. X-rays showed nothing, so it must be nerves and coming from my back. Today's meal is a great one. I love salmon and this would be a great way to fix it. I might leave out the honey due to the sugar content, but we'll see. This is also a great way to do chicken. For this first one get your cast iron skillets out. You're going to pan fry and then put it under the broiler. https://cafedelites.com/easy-honey-garlic-salmon/ Here is the baked variety: https://www.wellplated.com/honey-glazed-salmon/ Have a great day, everyone!
  11. Good morning, everyone! Our forecasted high today is 81. It is hard to believe this is mid October! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends. And here's a suggestion for those of you who have to bring a side: Today's meal is an advanced peek at what all the Thanksgiving celebrants can have for dinner the rest of the week. You don't have to use ground turkey in this, you can use shredded turkey. The slow cooker gives all the flavors time to blend. This first recipe claims to be the healthy one. You can decide. https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/slow-cooker-turkey-chili/ The Pioneer Woman gives us her take on things. She says add some corn for a pop. https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a36984320/slow-cooker-turkey-chili-recipe/ And this one offers some suggestions for variations. By the end of the week you'll want to change things up with all that left over turkey. https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/slow-cooker-turkey-chili/
  12. Good morning everyone! Yesterday was forecast to be gray and rainy and it was beautiful out. Today is supposed to be partly sunny and dry. Let's see what happens. Some great celebrations today. Many communities are turning away from celebrating Columbus Day due to his reputation of not being such a nice guy. Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate. When on the Nieuw Amsterdam in Alaska we attended an EXC talk about the indigenous people of Alaska and the attempt to wipe out their culture and language. The wine today is a good one. It is one of my go to white wines. The drink sounds like one I would like. Today's meal is one that probably tastes wonderful, but it certainly wouldn't work for anyone watching their diet. I imagine it started out with something like this: https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chicken-bacon-ranch-bubble-up-bake/70e5c155-0012-46b5-ae98-5d198fb284fc And, as recipes go, we tinker with them to improve them and come up with the following: https://drizzlemeskinny.com/creamy-chicken-bacon-ranch-bubble-up/ The above recipe cuts the calories and fat to levels that aren't lethal. This one falls between the two above calorie and fat content wise. It is more towards the healthier end. https://theskinnyishdish.com/loaded-chicken-bubble-up-bake/ Enjoy!
  13. I used Google Chrome on my iphone on the Nieuw Amsterdam and had no problems posting to Cruise Critic or any other site.
  14. Oh, my! I'm sorry you lost those pictures. I save to the cloud and also to a flash drive. It is nice to have back up. I was really intrigued with St. Anne's. I didn't realize the area was so prone to earthquakes that they used a rubber mortar between the bricks so the building could move without damage. Really interesting.
  15. I'm thinking we must have gotten credit for the drinks or the package or something because we got 7 out of 7 days spending credit. I know we didn't spend that much! Unless they gave me credit for all those unused Pinnacle Grill reservations I didn't really have. Just to explain that - there was a software glitch somewhere. We had two reservations but it was showing up as 3. I had it fixed in the Neptune Lounge. The PG manager then said I had 5 reservations. I told him to ignore that because only two of us were coming. He changed it. Next thing you know, I had 7 reservations. I decided to leave things alone because I knew where this was going.
  16. We walked up from our cabin after we ordered. I don't recall that they gave us a time. Since we were there both times when the order was completed we didn't get a notification. It may have been available for New York Pizza. We didn't try that.
  17. We visited Quebec in 2018 on a b2b Canada/ New England itinerary aboard the Rotterdam. It was a great cruise and this is one of our favorite itineraries. Since it was a b2b we were in Quebec twice. The first time we went to Montmorency Falls and St. Anne de Baupre. On the second visit we walked to the funicular and searched for French Onion Soup and crepes. We were successful in our search.
  18. Good morning everyone! It is going to be another gray day here in northeastern Ohio. Rain this afternoon. Of course, they promised rain yesterday afternoon and it didn't happen. I have a board meeting this morning for the non profit I manage and then off to the pool. The rest of the day is relaxation time. Fire prevention is a daily thing, but it is nice to highlight it and make people more aware. And, I'm all for curious. I like the La Crema Chardonnay, so may have to give this wine a try. Today's meal looks scrumptious. There are a couple variations and one recipe for the slow cooker. The first one is with an onion gravy.https://cafedelites.com/smothered-pork-chops/ The next recipe has a nice gravy, but omits all the onions. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/smothered-pork-chops-recipe-1941069 And we have our slow cooker recipe: https://www.thecountrycook.net/slow-cooker-pork-chops/ Enjoy!
  19. We did it twice on our Alaska cruise in September. It was a breeze to order and then we went up to the Dive In. We checked in with the gentleman who was directing customers and had our food within a minute or two both times. We chose a table and they brought it out to us.
  20. I'm going to work in some walking and weight machines as well as the water aerobics. It is a good idea to mix things up and do a variety of types of exercise. Weight bearing exercise is important for us as it can affect bone density. Aerobic exercise helps burn fat and calories. The weight machines help build muscle.
  21. Prayers for a successful surgery for your DGD. Cooking is a productive way to work off nervous energy.
  22. Good morning, everyone. It is kind of a grey day here in northeast Ohio. We're supposed to have heavy thunderstorms later this afternoon. I woke up several times during the night with leg cramps and had to get up and walk them out. It will be a long day for me. Thanks to all who have voiced concern and have offered prayers for my nephew's kids. They are all quite young so they can't get vaccinated. As adults, it is our job to protect them and that wasn't done well. As for now, the kids are doing well. Fortunately, they have mild cases. The pork chops sound great. I love anything garlic. As a kid one of my favorite meals was scalloped potatoes and pork chops. I made that a lot when I was in high school and mom was working. I was in charge of making dinner every night. Here is a basic recipe for the pork chops: https://food.theffeed.com/2020/02/29/garlic-rosemary-pork-chops/ This one, from Carb Manager, is slightly different. Ghee is clarified butter. https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe-detail/ug:0a1abb39-dd65-4d6f-0c13-95f3d29764a4/keto-garlic-rosemary-pork-chops This one uses some balsamic vinegar and then grills the chops instead of pan frying. https://www.food.com/recipe/grilled-rosemary-garlic-pork-chops-69903
  23. I am thankful I don't have to go into the schools today. As my sister (the grandma) said, it is the job of the adults to protect the kids and the schools aren't doing it.
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