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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by F.W.K., Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    yes to Elderberry!!! I take it every day
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  2. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    My Mom is sick. Please say a prayer. She has 102 fever. She's going for the covid test this morning. she lives in florida. I'm in NYC. I don't know what to do, if I should take a flight there or not. Florida is in bad shape right now. Ugh
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  3. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Hope she recovers soon @Michele, this virus is a dirty lowdown stinker and Britain gonna get hammered this winter.. People just don't seem to give a fck unless it affects them, fingers & toes crossed for your mum, better days ahead :-B
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  4. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

  5. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    She has to wait THREE days for the results. But they told her she has diverticulitis and an infection so right now she's on anti biotics.
  6. Soon the Elderberrys be ripe round here OG..ide say the start of next month and they will last untill late September.with a bit of luck that is.
    ill be fucking killing em.and the blackberrys..they already starting now round here the blackberrys,but they small,bitter at the mo, and need leaving untill next month.
    Elderberrys fucking rock man.
    we also have junipar berrys round here.
    then,after the Elders start to diminish,we get Chestnuts.
    your right on the Elders;they grow at the side of the road and people dont even no about em.same with blackberrys to,round here they grow wild down river banks and even next to peoples gardens.
    i hammerd the wild garlic in spring to.that also is fucking every were.find a river and youll find wild garlic.
    i cooked with it(very nice)i made teas with it(nasty)and i even just picked it of the floor and ate it(bush style).
    its got some serious atioxidents in it...

    There they only wild edibles i realy go for..though i have ate and made teas with Sorrel and Nettle to.and im always reserching wild edibles and learning all i can about them...
    theres a lot of pine not to far away and im sure you can make tea out of pine?
    there is also plenty of berch and silver berch not to far-it can be taped,and the water drained from it is just pure goodness,ive never done it.i imagine it to be like coconut water perhaps?coconut water good for ya.dear though.
    in the autum we also get plenty of mushrooms,but im realy not up to date with them.or other fungis.
  7. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Autumn elderberries straight off the tree, what could be better?
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  8. I agree...
    I think you can do a lot with em if ya know how.
    you can use the leaves for tea.eat the berrys any way you like,even make like a jam/sause out of em.(you can with blackberrys to)you can press the juice out of em.
    and you can make a potent wine out of em.i dont no how to do that?.im not a wine drinker.if it was the last drink on earth i would not drink it.

  9. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

  10. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

  11. Aseelman

    Aseelman Pup

    Come on man, your blessed to be back to work like a real man. We have to have the mindset to get everyone back into the work force. Be great full for what you have as there’s always someone in deeper water
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  12. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Oh I agree but the reality was I made more money on unemployment and got to stay home and mess with dogs all day. Was probably the best 3 months I've lived as an adult, no lie. It's just hard to want to go back to working your ass off for shit pay coming from being off that long when you hate your job. I was raised to work hard by people who did just that who came.from people who did just that..

    I will say though, the counter to that phrase you used, that by the way my parents have preached to me my whole life is,

    it could also be a lot better....
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  13. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Being a man is taking care of your responsibilities and being able to provide and protect your family. Going to work or not going to work don't make one man, I know a ton of bitch ass lazy Mfers that work and they are straight up children mentally. Being loyal to a job that don't give 2 squats about you makes one a loyal sucker and slave to debt, not a man. Being a man makes one a man. Not being able provide very well when working as opposed to me not working and making more don't equate to being a man or not, it makes me smart because I can better provide. If anything, it allowed me to actually not only get ahead of everything bill wise but also fix my credit and get things I've been wanting or needing for years and just couldn't get because there is never enough money.

    I used to be that loyal break my back for a company type person until I got smart and realized my job will be posted before my obituary hits the newspaper and they would work me to death if I allowed it and think.nothing of it. Lol a job don't make a man it makes a complaint worker so you can make millions for someone else while they pay you hardly shit.

    Obviously one has to work as that money well will dry up but I aint got to like it. Lol.
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  14. Aseelman

    Aseelman Pup

    I hear you brother, sorry I was a little harsh. You see I worked my ass off too when I was a young man. I did new construction painting and worked out in triple digit heat for contractors who didn’t give two shits about you. I did this for 20 years for several outfits and then my boss layer me off as he said he was paying me to much and he could hire illegals to replace me and pay them half of what I made. That was a wake up call and I decided to get my painting contractors license. I worked twice as hard and made decent money but I was small time just me and a helper. I was now my own boss and could do the kind of work I could be proud of. I’m now retired and enjoying life but at the moment life is crazy. I wish you well, if there’s something your good at take a leap of faith and see what you can accomplish, take advantage of this delima were in.
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  15. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Lol that's by biggest problem. I have a hard time taking chances. I'm not a gambler at all. I prefer sure things. It takes a lot to get me out of my comfort zone and do or try new things.

    I hate where I live yet I stay here because it's less upturn of my life and everything I know is here. I Stay at a job I loathe because frankly, I've worked my way into a corner in my profession and have no where to go with at least 25 more years of working left,, probably longer because I have no 401k or savings etc. I pay my bills and there just aint enough left for savings.. Going back to school at this stage of the game isn't going to happen either, sure I might make more money but I'll be paying school loans on around 100k+ until I'm retirement age lol so it don't seem that would work well for me either. Since I've spent the last quarter century doing what I do I'm not really qualified for much else.

    I quit my job for 8 months a few years back to try and get out of Healthcare completely and do something else. Problem is, I'm very qualified for a job in a health-care setting or OR but not really anything else. No one even would call and ny resume looks phenomenal,,,,, If applying for a job in Healthcare though. I ended up at TSC hating it worse than my previous job at a huge pay cut so I didn't last very long before I was right back in a local hospital where I've been ever since. I don't blame life or any one person other than myself so don't take this as a whoa is me looking for sympathy type post, it's not. I am my biggest and hardest obstical in my life and I will talk myself right out of trying something new with the what ifs. It's something that was so drilled into me growing up that I've never really been able to shake loose that way of thinking and just take the chance.

    I do tell my folks occasionally if they only would have just raised me to bend a knee and kiss an ass or 2 instead of do your best and work as hard as you can (even if you hate what you do) and one day, someone will notice and it will elevate you significantly professionally. That shit just don't happen like it did for my parents generation, it's more who you know than what you know. I'd probably be running one of these joints by now but instead my hard work just gets me more work with absolutely no financial gain or self satisfaction.

    I'd be really surprised if my boss even knew wtf I do day to day.

    Thankfully I have a happy type personality and an extremely good sense of humor and do really feel blessed in a lot of areas of my life. While I have my shortcomings at certain things I'm generally a pretty happy person so I guess happiness really is not about money but........

    I think I'd be a lot happier with more of it. Lmao...
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  16. Aseelman

    Aseelman Pup

    That’s good that dispite what life has thrown you that you have a happy attitude. You know Jesus went through hell for us and he still kept a positive attitude. I wake up each morning and thank God for blessing my wife and myself for another day of life. I’m sure you find a lot of peace and joy in your dogs wich is a good thing. I used to have Bulldogs years ago, and have also been into Gamefowl for 35 plus years and I get a lot of joy from my hobby. So yeah life is tough but we just have to keep a good attitude and be thankful for the good in our life
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  17. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Well I kinda lost my temper on my old job , been with them a long dam time .Over 20 .Knock on wood I was able to get another job bout 1/4 mile down the road .Money is there and close to what I was . Everybody said man you crazy you won't find another job right now.Well I did and don't take this as me bragging .I just got lucky and knew people and the Lord looked out for me.
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  18. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

  19. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have worked for the same company for 20 years this month. I came there from another chemical/pharmaceutical company and there we worked a lot more than we were paid. The company I am at now, in comparison to other similar companies, over pays for what we do. Most every thing is automated now. They are making $30+ dollars an hour to push a button and wait for the magic to happen. Since the majority never put their hands on the actual pumps and valves when the magic does not happen they are as lost as last year's Easter egg.

    We are on the other end of the pandemic as if someone is around some one who is around someone who is around someone who is positive then they stay home til they are tested or do 14 days at home. Paid.

    We have a couple here and there who are taking advantage of the free time off.

    So these are 'men' who are working and providing, but fucking a co-worker to do so. Sort of demeans the definition of 'man'. But that is just my opinion.

    Best of luck and be safe. Michele hopefully your mom is OK. Thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    Thank you for your prayers. My Mom ended up having diverticulosis. She had to take anti biotics and she's feeling much better. My mom is in Florida. She's old but she still drives, volunteers and never sits still. This quarantine is making her crazy.

    As far as work goes, I've been at the same job for 24 years. I've seen three lay offs in my company and tons of changes over the years. Do I love my job, NO. But, it pays the bills and puts food on the table. The health benefits are great and so is the vacation. I feel grateful because I know there are a lot of people that are struggling.
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