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1 hour ago, atexsix said:

It seems I've hurt my back again, or the pain moves, it started as right lower back, then left, now it's upper left shoulder area and it's making it difficult to twist my head to the left and right.  I might try and find a chiropractor, just hope it's not another money pit.  

Wishing you healing.

 

@mamaofami, the standard pre-flight briefing includes "If the cabin loses pressure masks will come down.  Put your own mask on first before helping others.".  Good advice not only when flying.

 

Roy

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1 hour ago, atexsix said:

Our neighbors once again reiterated their desire to watch our cat while we cruise but I don't know, one of them is legally blind and we have a lot of stairs, I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if something happened, especially when there are other alternatives.  Thoughts?

Have you checked with your vet?  They may have some alternatives and thoughts. Our son usually dog sits for us but he is always busy so this last time we  boarded him there. It’s the only place that will let us keep our dog’s sweater on (he is hairless and always cold 🥶). 

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Good Monday morning, all.  Lots to think about today, and hope for healing for those suffering.  My dear neighbour, Ruth, just told us she is having to go in later this month for surgery for colon cancer, she is 87 and has a heart condition, so it's going to be risky.  Please say a prayer for her.  We are going to volunteer to take her in for her second jab when that comes up - she is looking very frail and I worry about her standing in line for too long.  We sussed out the place when we went on Saturday, and I noticed a bunch of wheelchairs at the entrance, so I inquired about them, and we will be able to take her in in one of those.  I'll call ahead to arrange it.

 

Talking about jabs, I discovered yesterday that my shot on Saturday has not shown up in my online record - it now says "Overdue".  Pat's is properly recorded, so we went in yesterday to talk to a supervisor about it.  She said I am in the VIHA record (Vancouver Island Health Authority),  but she doesn't know why it didn't make it to the BC website.  Gee, great!  I'm not too keen to have to go for another shot - I'll give it a couple more days and then make a fuss.  I do have my card.

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4 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

Good Monday morning, all.  Lots to think about today, and hope for healing for those suffering.  My dear neighbour, Ruth, just told us she is having to go in later this month for surgery for colon cancer, she is 87 and has a heart condition, so it's going to be risky.  Please say a prayer for her.  We are going to volunteer to take her in for her second jab when that comes up - she is looking very frail and I worry about her standing in line for too long.  We sussed out the place when we went on Saturday, and I noticed a bunch of wheelchairs at the entrance, so I inquired about them, and we will be able to take her in in one of those.  I'll call ahead to arrange it.

 

Talking about jabs, I discovered yesterday that my shot on Saturday has not shown up in my online record - it now says "Overdue".  Pat's is properly recorded, so we went in yesterday to talk to a supervisor about it.  She said I am in the VIHA record (Vancouver Island Health Authority),  but she doesn't know why it didn't make it to the BC website.  Gee, great!  I'm not too keen to have to go for another shot - I'll give it a couple more days and then make a fuss.  I do have my card.

 

It's nice to hear how you are helping your neighbor get her vaccine.  Helping out others in need is a good thing!  We have a disabled neighbor who lives alone now and help him by taking his mail to his porch for him to retrieve later in the day (or night).  We also take his trash can down the hilly driveway from the top of the driveway, then return it up by the garage again after it's empty.  DH has told him to call anytime he needs something done which he can't accomplish on his own.  For instance, he's replaced the batteries in his smoke detectors before.  The poor guy had a bad fall a couple years ago and he's so slow in walking, that if UPS or FedEx ring the doorbell for a signature, he can't get there before they give up and drive away.  Sad part is he's only a couple years older than DH.  If we're going to be away from home, we make arrangements with another neighbor to take over until we get back.  🙂

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Happy Monday morning to all!  My flag is flying, as it does most days.

 

Haven’t posted in a few days.  Friday and Saturday I helped at my step-daughter’s Church with their food bank.  About 50 volunteers working to distribute a semi load of food.  It was very hard work, but so rewarding.  Glad I could help, but was exhausted yesterday.  Not as young as I once was.
 

@rafinmd, thinking of you today.  Cherish your memories.

@mamaofami, please take care of yourself.  Caregivers need to take care of themselves first, so that they can extend care to others.

 

Still no rain in this area, and we are expecting temps of 100+ all week.

 

Guess my August cruise on  Nieuw Amsterdam is a go—got the “your final payment is due” email!  
 

Today’s photos of Chile are beautiful.  Now another item on the “want to visit” list!

 

Have a great day, everyone

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Good morning, all! We celebrated Dragon Boat Festival yesterday, to keep pace with Taiwan. I use big leaf maple instead of bamboo leaves to wrap the Zongzi (rice dumplings) and was pleasantly surprised that none of them unraveled or exploded while cooking. Those, and Char Sui made the day before, and stir fried veggies was our dinner. Tonight is leftovers.

 

Maple leaf wrapped Zongzi after cooking. Not all perfectly triangular, but successful non the less!

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DH has gone to the big island (Vancouver Island) to do some shopping. I’ve stayed home to relax and enjoy the birds and the woods and do a little botanical printing. I’m trying out a new wrapping method that will either make life much easier, or completely ruin what I’ve done. Tune in tomorrow, when I will either be elated or deflated. Time will tell.

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@rafinmdRoy, thinking of you today on Rogers birthday. Time heals, but some days it opens sudden rifts and for a moment the loss is fresh again.

@atexsix those salmon tacos should be just as good open faced on toast as in a tortilla. In fact, most things that go in a tortilla are good on toast.

 

Happy Monday! Now imagine spending Monkey Around Day on your favourite BHB!
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Good Afternoon All, thanks for the daily report.  Another busy work morning, only one more planned zoom session today.  Apparently today is also National Strawberry Shortcake Day.  That is a treat I could go for anytime.  It's a rainy day here so am glad I don’t have to commute.  I hope everyone has a nice day.

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14 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

Talking about jabs, I discovered yesterday that my shot on Saturday has not shown up in my online record - it now says "Overdue".  Pat's is properly recorded, so we went in yesterday to talk to a supervisor about it.  She said I am in the VIHA record (Vancouver Island Health Authority),  but she doesn't know why it didn't make it to the BC website.  Gee, great!  I'm not too keen to have to go for another shot - I'll give it a couple more days and then make a fuss.  I do have my card.

Thank goodness it’s recorded in the VIHA system. At least if there’s an issue, it won’t turn into your word against a government computers!

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Good morning / afternoon to all Daily-ites , Rich and Roy and all contributors , I was happy to see that today it was the turn for another nice port we had been to on one of the Holland ships , Puerto Chacabuco  . We were there on Feb 2nd , 2015 with the Zaandam on our cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. 
 
In a way we were a little bit lucky to do our small group tour from the port that day because on the last cruise before ours some upset local fisherman had been on strike and occupied and blocked the bridge which was near the port and none of the groups or large tours were able to get past the strikers .
 
Beautiful scenery when we approached the port which is very small and where we had to tender. 
 
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After a short walk out of port we found our mini bus and met up with our guide 
Here we are crossing the bridge which was guarded by a number of local police so there would be no disruption or occupation by strikers .
 
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After a nice scenic ride we entered the National Parc where we admired the beautiful flora and fauna and scenery .
 
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After another short ride we stopped in the middle of nowhere had to walk through some fields and grazing lands to end up at a large hall converted from an old barn where we were welcomed by the locals with a drink 
 
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In the fire place a lamb was being roasted for those who chose lamb for lunch while I had a couple of delicious empanadas , with two different kind of fillings .
 
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After lunch it was time for a lovely show of a Folk dance teacher doing a number of dances with some of his pupils .
 
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At the end of this lovely show a couple from our tour were chosen to participate  , here is DW , Martha , glad I did not have to perform .
 
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It was than time to start to go back on a different scenic route to port .
 
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 A wonderful day was had by all , leaving than to go through all of the many channels and fjords towards Ponta Arenas where we would arrive 3 days later 
 
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Hope I did not take up too much space today but it was very hard to choose from the many pictures I had , while describing a little bit of the wonderful day and our story of Port Chacabuco.
 
Tony 😄
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2 hours ago, atexsix said:

seems I've hurt my back again, or the pain moves, it started as right lower back, then left, now it's upper left shoulder area and it's making it difficult to twist my head to the left and right. 

 

Ouch!  I hope that the chiropractor can help.

 

2 hours ago, atexsix said:

 

I might try and find a Our neighbors once again reiterated their desire to watch our cat while we cruise but I don't know, one of them is legally blind and we have a lot of stairs, I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if something happened, especially when there are other alternatives

 

I’m with Seasick Sailor on the kitty option.  I think you have a legitimate concern.  I would be concerned for the neighbour and the kitty, both.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Seasick Sailor said:

 

@atexsix In regards to kitty sitter I would chose the alternative. It will bring you peace of mind while enjoying your cruise.

Thanks, another reason I'm leaning in the direction of boarding, I know people mean well, but you're right I would worry constantly.  

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1 hour ago, dfish said:

Eat them any way that works for you.   They are messy.  At home I wear a bib to save my clothing.

That's a good idea.  I think I shy away from anything pub grubby, I avoid barbeque ribs and chicken for the same reason, such a mess!

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19 minutes ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

 

 

 

@atexsix those salmon tacos should be just as good open faced on toast as in a tortilla. In fact, most things that go in a tortilla are good on toast.


 

 

That's a wonderful idea, I never thought about toast!  I wonder if the galley would do a substitute like that?  

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9 minutes ago, kazu said:

 

Ouch!  I hope that the chiropractor can help.

 

 

I’m with Seasick Sailor on the kitty option.  I think you have a legitimate concern.  I would be concerned for the neighbour and the kitty, both.

 

 

Exactly.  I think you all realized before I did that I've subconsciously made my decision, I guess I just needed to hear it.  

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52 minutes ago, Sharon in AZ said:

Have you checked with your vet?  They may have some alternatives and thoughts. Our son usually dog sits for us but he is always busy so this last time we  boarded him there. It’s the only place that will let us keep our dog’s sweater on (he is hairless and always cold 🥶). 

I did not. I actually wasn't even going to call them because I had them do his 3 year shots last March in anticipation of our April sailing that got covid cancelled.  

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28 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:We are going to volunteer to take her in for her second jab when that comes up - she is looking very frail and I worry about her standing in line for too long.  We sussed out the place when we went on Saturday, and I noticed a bunch of wheelchairs at the entrance, so I inquired about them, and we will be able to take her in in one of those.  I'll call ahead to arrange it.

 

How kind of you, Ann ♥️ 

 

Sorry to hear of her cancer   I do hope that the surgery is a success and can help her 🙏🏻 

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1 hour ago, rafinmd said:

Wishing you healing.

 

@mamaofami, the standard pre-flight briefing includes "If the cabin loses pressure masks will come down.  Put your own mask on first before helping others.".  Good advice not only when flying.

 

Roy

Thank you Roy!  

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2 hours ago, smitty34877 said:

Tana  was  apparently  in  good  enough  shape  to  go  for  her  biopsy today. She  may  have  to  stay  in  the  hospital  tonight  so  we  plan  on  having  her  son  with  us  for  a  day  or  two. School  is  over  for  the  summer  and  since  we  have  a  very  rainy  day  today he  is  on  his  computer next  door. 

 

Glad to hear that Tana could have her biopsy.  Our prayers for good results 🙏🏻 

 

How kind of you to take care of her son again ♥️ 

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7 minutes ago, atexsix said:

Exactly.  I think you all realized before I did that I've subconsciously made my decision, I guess I just needed to hear it.  

 

Bouncing an idea off others is always a good idea. 

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4 hours ago, Mtn2Sea said:

We stopped in Puerto Chacabuco, Chile, which is a small industrial port, while on our 2018 Ryndam South American cruise.  We took an excursion which involved a bus ride through rural Patagonia.  We first stopped at a waterfall and then at a small museum along the Simpson River. Before stopping at the city of Coyhaique, we stopped at an overview where we could look down on the city and the surrounding countryside. After spending 30 minutes walking around the town, we had a light lunch prior to returning to the ship.
 

 Beautiful photos!  Thanks.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, atexsix said:

That's a wonderful idea, I never thought about toast!  I wonder if the galley would do a substitute like that?  

I’ve always found them to be amazingly flexible and accommodating- but you have to ask. I’d be very surprised if they didn’t do that for you, especially with such an easy swap.

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Thanks @sailingdutchy for the Puerto Chacabuco pictures.  We have stopped there, but not on the same tour.  We have stayed in Chile a couple of times before cruises (in Santiago) and always feel safe and comfortable in that country.  However, if I came upon that huge insect, I would not let it walk on my hand.  Just as we enjoy Taiwan and Japan when we visit Asia, Chile is the country we would spend a week in in South America.

@Horizon chaser 1957 loved your zongzi pictures.  I would never think that they could me made with maple instead of bamboo leaves.  We are having some for dinner tonight that are from Taiwan.  Bought them last week at a Chinese market near Seattle.  They were so good that we went back that same evening to stock up on a few packages of them even though it was 110 miles round trip.

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