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Mama Geek

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  1. I don't know if it is out of your price range but Daytona Beach Zipline Adventure, or there is a ropes course somewhere down near Cocoa is you get to the Cape Canaveral area. Some of the state parks also rent kayaks or canoes as another option.
  2. Could you and dh take a couple of overnight vacations while son is home?
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    It is one of those things that there aren't enough studies on. I found out about it a while ago when looking for home remedy relief from UTIs to hold me over until I could get in to see a doc. The bottle that I have has cranberries in it too which is supposed to be good for UTIs.
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    I am currently on antibiotics for one and the doc that I saw said to also take up to 600 mg of advil. The Azo, advil and d-mannose really helped since I started to get it late enough that I wouldn't be able to get it from the pharmacy until the next day.
  5. We are starting our second cycle of history and have read some classic lit along the way. How much has this helped to tie things together if you have used it? I have looked at the sample online and can't really determine what is actually in it and if it would be useful. Anyone have any thoughts on it?
  6. Thought I would hop in here for a little while. I just finished Pilgrim's Progress and am now reading part 2 of Pilgrim's Progress. The first one I sort of slogged through and then I watched the animated movie and really wanted to read part 2. I am more than halfway through and disappointed because the wife who is on pilgrimage really hasn't had to go through the difficulties because of what she learned from her husband or she had companions help her. Hopefully she will have something come along for her to really struggle through. I am also doing Little House on the Prairie with daughter as a read aloud. That series was one of my favorites as a kid and dd couldn't get into it when she was younger, even now she is kind of bored by it.
  7. The Cayman Islands - dh and I had figured on a scuba trip this year to celebrate our 25 year anniversary and dd turned 10 this summer so is old enough to be certified.
  8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon My Father's Dragon The Reluctant Dragon The Hobbit
  9. Motif works with apples, not sure about specifically Ipad.
  10. Since Seattle is one of the highest cost of living areas in the country, I figure that RV's cost more even used than the do in Huntsville. Factor in the economy crash and it may be easy to buy 1 and difficult at best to sell 1. It costs a lot of fuel to pull one and mostly RV slots are not inexpensive often times slightly less than hotel rooms. Also you can not travel as far in day with an RV. A trip staying at hotels would probably be a better option. If you can't sell it for what you want for it then you have to figure out how to store it...in our town in FL you can't have one parked in front of your house. There isn't room beside our house so it means paying for storage.
  11. I am self pay and not dealing with insurance on this and yes at least in some places PT will assess if they can treat you without a referral. I've done that before. The Chiropractor took x-rays to make sure nothing was broken and said he would refer me to a specialist after a few treatments if they didn't help to have an MRI done. He said he expects it is a torn meniscus. I originally wanted an appointment with a PT because I thought if it didn't need a specialist I would skip the doc. I have done that in the past. Where the problem came in was this place wasn't up front about not doing PT and only being a Chiropractic clinic. So what I was trying to figure out is if there is really any point in going back...will they do anything to improve things without laser treatment which they never discussed.
  12. I called and made an appointment at what I thought was a PT office that said they could do X-rays to determine if they could deal with it. Their website said PT and had it in the name. When I got there it was a chiro's office and the receptionist said she had no idea what the website said but that they hadn't had a PT in there for 3 years and that they will do the x-ray. It all seemed like a bait and switch, but I figured if nothing else I would get the x-ray out of it. They suggested a couple of sessions of soft tissue massage and ultra sound waves. I know the ultra sound waves are common and they place they worked on is a part of where the pain is coming from. They suggested seeing them a few times and if things don't get better they would send me to an ortho. I just have to wonder if PT would be better for working on mobility and then strengthen the muscles in hopes of not needing the surgery. I didn't dislike the Chiro himself. He did a good exam and thought that it was a tear and that maybe he could help. I am just really on the fence because of the bait and switch that happened. They aren't discussing laser treatment, it all appears they are mostly trying to loosen up the tight muscles by tissue massage in hopes that I will be able to get back to doing things after that.
  13. No I haven't had it imaged yet and thanks for the info everyone.
  14. Is either of them more likely to help avoid surgery?
  15. Can a chiropractor actually do anything for a torn meniscus or would PT be better. It is a long story but I am just curious if anyone has any insight.
  16. I tried to pm you but it didn't go through. I came across an old post while trying to figure out my plan for what to use after SOTW and came across the Oxford Press World in Ancient Times Set and could find those. In the thread you mentioned a midevil and early modern set as well. I am not particularly finding these. Can you provide links or titles for the? I would like to see what all there before deciding if I want to pursue it over the next few years. Thanks for your help.
  17. I voted accepting, but a little sad, but that mostly applies to my dh. Sometimes it just works out that a different day is better and it is what it is. I don't usually celebrate it with anyone other than dh and dd anyway.
  18. I am just checking in, we are about 30 miles from the beach as the crow flies and the eye is well north of here now. We have had winds in the 30-35 mph range and the rain has stopped for now. I heard there are only about 100 homes without power in my town which is a very small percentage.
  19. Update, dh is doing better, but I now have it. We have the Elderberry syrup and I have been taking zicam as well. We are still waiting on the hurricane which we will maybe start seeing tropical storm winds sometime tomorrow. Dh canceled the flight and will be able to reschedule anytime within the next year. Hopefully he can get through shortly after the storm to fly out. The people is actually supposed to interview won't know he isn't coming until tomorrow morning because they were out of the office Friday and closed today.
  20. So they had an instant pot on clearance for $35 at our local Walmart and I decided after all the talk to buy 1. We have been in survival mode trying to get ready for the hurricane and I have only cooked roasted carrots in it. Tonight I am planning tacos for extended family and thought I would try putting frozen ground beef into cook. I found a recipe, but it is for 2 lbs of meat and I want to make at least 3. How do I adjust the amount of water or does it stay the same. Here is the recipe I am planning to go by https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/how-to-cook-frozen-ground-beef-in-the-instant-pot/. In general how do you adjust the amount of liquid when you change the amount of whatever it is you are cooking from the recipe and do you change the time?
  21. He is coming down with a cold, we are in the hurricane zone although it will take a direct hit south of us by the looks of things, and he is supposed to fly out for a job interview out of state Tuesday which will likely be postponed unless somehow the airport stays open. We still have stuff to do around the house to get ready and if he isn't interviewing he knows how to run a chainsaw and really wants to help what he can after a storm. Please pray also that the dd and I don't get it.
  22. https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Farley/e/B00B2MKHFS/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 Years ago someone here told me about Mark Farley, but I think they are Kindle only. He has several that would fit your description.
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