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January 30, 2024

Just got a scare. Turned on my lap top and went to Flight Aware to check on my sister's flight home.

It came up in RUSSIAN. Of course my first thought was I had been hack by a Russian cyper hacker. So I closed it down and shut off the computer.

I wait a bit then I turned it on again. Went to Flight Aware and it was fine.

There is a button in the top right hand corner where you can change up the language, but Russian isn't one of them.
Although all seems fine, I do have a lingering anxiety that I have been hacked.

October 17, 2023

Thank you, Thank You, Wonderful DU'ers.

I couldn't possibly respond to all the heartfelt notes you have left for me to read. For you all to reach out with sympathy, poems, reflections on your own loss of a beloved pet, words of encouragement and caring was more than I ever expected.

What a truly wonderful, caring and yes loving group we have here on DU. Thank you so much. Your kind words are helping me get through waking up this morning with my girl not here to greet me.

Thank you all.

October 16, 2023

Said Good Bye to my Baby Girl today.

She was a 17 year old cat that I found as a 4 month old Baby Girl kitten in my neighbor’s driveway.

She has been my best buddy ever since.

Because of renal insufficiency in Jan 2022, my vet thought she’d only last 6 months to a year. She hung on much longer. Almost made it to January 2024. But she had a good life those 22 months.

She acquired an upper respiratory infection last month which seemed to clear up after getting an antibiotic injection. Then late last week she was diagnosed with an UTI after I saw blood in her urine.

She got an another antibiotic shot and she seemed to be doing better. Today not so much. Again blood in her urine with a constant need to urinate although there was very little urine. I called the Vet. He pretty much said she was failing. Along with the UTI not responding to the antibiotics and negative results in the blood panel he took last week. So had to make the hard decision.

I am going to miss my girl. But I believe she’s in a better place.

Tuesday 10/17/2023 8:51 pm
Please See Post #72 below

October 10, 2023

Wordle 3 / Hurdle (am) 4 / Dordle 4 & 6/ *SPOILERS*

Wordle 843 3/6
⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜ Raise
🟩⬜🟩🟩🟨 Stain
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Snail

Word Hurdle 1261 4/6
🤍🤍🤍🤍💛🤍 Raised
🤍💛🤍💙🤍💙 County
💛🤍💛💙💛💙 Phoney
💙💙💙💙💙💙 Openly

Daily Dordle 0624 4&6/7
🟨🟨⬜⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Raise
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ Count
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Grade
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Grape
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 Bully
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Bulky

Puzzle #121

October 9, 2023

Wordle 3 / Hurdle (am) 4 (pm) 4 / Dordle 4 & 5/ *SPOILERS*!!

Wordle 842 3/6
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ Raise
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨 Count
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Truth

Word Hurdle 1259 4/6
🤍💙💛🤍🤍🤍 Raised
🤍🤍🤍💛🤍🤍 County
🤍💙💙💙💙💙 Baking
💙💙💙💙💙💙 Waking

Word Hurdle 1260 4/6 #wordhurdle
🤍💙🤍💛💙💙 Raised
🤍💙💙🤍💙💙 Lasted
🤍💙💙💙💙💙 Cashed
💙💙💙💙💙💙 Washed

Daily Dordle 0623 4&5/7
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟨⬜🟨 Raise
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Count
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ Point
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ Joint
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 River

Toughie today. Last selection was out in left field
Puzzle #120

July 9, 2023

There's a number of text-based conversation network apps. Now THREADS seems to be taking over.

What text-based conversation network app are you currently using?

If you are using more than one, select your favorite.

If you would suggest another similar social texting network what would it be?

Thanks for your participation.

June 14, 2023

I had been in touch with her until late April. She had been my neighbor and we were friends.

She was one of the few people I could talk to about politics, and we were DU buddies.
She had moved several years ago, but we stayed in touch. She told me she was terminally ill in Feb and then she stopped taking my calls and answering her texts in May. I spoke with her daughter in late May and she told me Ann was in palliative care. My heart is broken to know she is gone. But she knew what her fate was and told me she was OK with it, she had lived a good life. She lost her beloved dog Boogie within the past year, so I know they're having a wonderful reunion.

Rest in peace my friend.

April 19, 2023

The simplest and best site I've used is photoimage

It is sooo easy.

The picture must be in your picture file first, so copy the picture and save it in your picture file.


1. Go to POSTIMAGE https://postimages.org/
2. Click on "Choose Image"
3. Open your picture file
4. Double Click on the picture
5. A new page will open on postimage
6. Copy the "Direct Link"
7. Paste the direct Link in your email, post, whatever.

There you have it, done! 

November 2, 2022

19 years, 20,000 posts.

If, anyone told me when I made my 1st post on 11/2/2003, I would still be posting and reading Democratic Underground 19 years later, I would have chuckled and said, "I don't think so".

But here I am reading DU; the 1st thing I do each morning with my cup of coffee.

I'm not as prolific, profound or inciteful as many DU'ers; you've kept me informed and educated on so many topics. We've also shared the sad times as well.

Thank you for your support, wisdom, chuckles and even a bit of criticism when needed.

Would have been fun if I hit 20,000 posts at 20 years, but I'll celebrate 19 years with 20,000 posts and will celebrate 20 years next November.

Thank you all, especially EarlG, Elad and Skinner, who made this experience possible.

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