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May 21, 2018, 04:57:08 PM
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Joom

May 20, 2018, 09:55:56 PM
Worked the first half of the day, then kids and grandkids came out for the afternoon.  Didn't know it, but one of the granddaughters is studying to be a pediatric nurse in the Air Force.  Go figure.  From all the news, just doesn't seem like a good time to jump into the military...
 

Joom

May 20, 2018, 01:02:21 AM
It did, Smurf.  Met some new neighbors, got to see a couple we hadn't seen for a while, and just had a good chat.  And everybody enjoyed the food.  We enjoyed it.  But now tomorrow and Monday will be cleaning up and moving a ton of stuff again...
 

Smurf

May 20, 2018, 12:49:05 AM
I'm glad to hear that so many did show up with the weather being so sucky, and glad everyone had a good time! ;D

That included you folks also, right?! 8)
 

Joom

May 19, 2018, 09:40:02 PM
Well, after all that work it's over.  Did rain all day, so it was an inside affair.  And of course the rain kept a few from coming, ended up with 36.  All had a great time chatting and eating, it was worth the work.  And I have leftovers.  Now, song stuff...
 

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May 19, 2018, 03:44:08 PM
I hope today is going well for you my friend!
 

agradeleous

May 19, 2018, 10:28:37 AM
Morning strangers .
Hey Joom no coffee outside this morning .
 

agradeleous

May 19, 2018, 08:56:30 AM
Welcome to my world Joom hope it all works out ;) there’s always left overs :)
 

Joom

May 19, 2018, 01:01:11 AM
Well, everything is ready to go, whether it's inside or out.  Tons of prep work, lots of food ready to cook, and today the wife baked 4 cakes and 50 cupcakes for dessert.  We have food for 50, but with the rain I don't expect more than 30 or so.  In any case, won't be back here till tomorrow night...
 

Joom

May 18, 2018, 05:08:45 PM
Some probably won't come, and the rest will all have to fit in the house somehow.

Why me Lord?
What have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the days that I've had

Ah well...  :P
 

Joom

May 18, 2018, 05:05:07 PM
Ahhhhhh!!!

Got the 2 picnic tables hauled in and set up today, 30 lawn chairs ready to go, tables to cook outside, lots of other crap, and just saw that now they're calling for rain tomorrow...  :o >:( ???
 

Joom

May 17, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
Computer problems all fixed for the day.  Just corrupted system files.  They're happy.  Now to the real work stuff...
 

Joom

May 17, 2018, 10:43:50 AM
Well, gotta go fix a computer problem, then back to prepping for Saturday.

Have to find time in there somewhere to write a song...  ???

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Taking a break...
« on: January 28, 2018, 07:04:57 PM »
Sunny day here in the north, so I finally decided to take a break today and go for a ride.  One of our favorite pastimes is riding through the back roads and trails, daytime rides and midnight rides.  The midnight rides are fun because you sometimes see things you don't normally see during the day.

We used to always do it with dirt bikes and/or quads and/or side-by-sides, but a while back I decided I wasn't as fond of dust/rain/wind/cold, so I picked up a Geo Tracker with a lift kit and other addons, and we mostly use that now.  Heat (when it's cold), AC (when it's hot), radio, no dust or bugs or weather issues, and plenty of space to take coffee and a picnic lunch.

And we don't just take our rides in good weather, but today was a nice sunny day.  Oh, and I grabbed a pic while we were out.  Not much snow at all for this time of year, compared to back in the day...
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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 07:51:27 PM »
Sounds chilled out bliss. In contrast I’ve spent all weekend in the toilet.

No I haven’t got the runs. I’ve been decorating. God I hate it. I hate stripped old paint off doors and skirting board. I hate rushing to paint and realising the paint I didn’t scrape off looks silly alongside where I did manage to get it off.

But I mostly hate it cos I’ve put my back out! Guess I’ll be phoning thenosteopath in the morning 😕

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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 08:05:32 PM »
Just take a break and do something fun, One, then come back and look at it from a new perspective.

Of course, that's never helped me when I'm working on something that's not going well, but you never know.  8)

Otherwise, I just say "Enough, it's fine the way it is", and go have coffee.  (-!)

Hope the back gets better, I know how you feel.  Not much I do anymore without first putting on my Dr. Ho belt and pumping it up.  It does help...
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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 11:13:49 PM »
Do those Dr Ho belts really work J?


He was advertising on the Info Advert Channels here some time ago

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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 11:35:02 PM »
It really does help, Dino.  Not a cure, but it does relieve the pressure.

I have a couple of the stretchy ones that support the back when working, and they do also help, but wearing the Ho belt for 2-4 hours a day makes an overall difference in separating your discs (decompression), which helps long term.

Mine uses a hand pump that you connect to a valve on the belt, and I pump mine up as much as it will go.  You can feel it lifting your back and relieving the pressure on the discs as you pump it up.  I can see that it might be hard to use for someone with a lot of belly mass, but even then it would help.  And when I'm done and let the air out to take it off, you can really feel your back coming back down.  But not as much as before you wore it.  Very similar to traction, but much easier.

I also have a traction machine with a hand crank, but I like the belt the best.

I wear it sometimes too when we're out riding down bumpy back roads and trails, it keeps the bumps from affecting my back.

Overall, I'd recommend it for anyone with back problems...
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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 12:18:50 AM »
Hey Joom, I’ve not heard of dr ho belt. I need to investigate.

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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 02:52:25 AM »
I have also watched the info-mercials on the "Back Bubble" but not sure if that works


https://www.amazon.com/Back-Bubble-Spinal-Decompression-Relief/dp/B01LMOS1SU

I actually have had sciatica problems for a while so maybe the Dr Ho will work?
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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 05:21:04 AM »
The 'Back Bubble' would also help, Dino, but like the inversion chairs-

https://www.amazon.com/Teeter-FDA-Cleared-Inversion-3rd-Party-Engineering/dp/B01BSCN9DS

you're stuck in one place while using it.

Basically, they're all a form of spinal traction like you would receive in a medical office, and there are lots of different types on the market.  They would all help your back to some extent, but I like the belt because I can wear it for longer periods and it doesn't tie me down (I can keep doing things).

Besides herniated and compressed discs, I also have problems with the sciatic nerve sometimes.  Hurts when it's irritated, but serious pain when it's pinched.  Like can't walk or even stand.

I have a couple of the stationary systems similar to the Back Bubble, and they do help, but I much prefer the belt.  After I bought the Dr. Ho belt, I also bought a couple off-brand belts that work the same way, and found them to work just as well as the Dr. Ho.  And they're much cheaper.

If you get any of these systems, use it every day and give it a few days to really start to see a difference.  One use can produce a small but noticeable effect, but it takes a few uses to really start working.  Either way, good luck with it and I hope whichever you choose helps.  Back pain (especially sciatica) sucks.

And let me know how it goes...
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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 11:06:14 AM »
Hey, you guys should get over here, to the UK, and commit treason. I hear they have some great stretching machines in the Tower Of London....  ::)
You won't be tied down, either. They use chains..... hee, hee, hee.....  :P
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Re: Taking a break...
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 11:30:23 AM »
Hmmmm...... So in most people that would create a chain reaction, eh?  8)
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