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8:59 Monday 07.28.2008

Don’t know if I mentioned it — but a…

Filed under: food,health,home repairs — Cait @ 8:59 am

Don’t know if I mentioned it — but after the workmen left — my cable was essentially out upstairs — I know that the downstairs and upstairs wiring split somewhere — and then there is a booster for the signal upstairs — located in the garage attic — which I currently can’t reach because they closed the door and stored all sorts of stuff under…. So I don’t have digital (ie dvr) upstairs at all — and otherwise a very crappy analog signal!!!! I record mostly upstairs — the dvr upstairs is much more reliable, and most of my vcrs are upstairs as well… I am very, very upset about this situation.

Spent more time online — but not blogging — I guess because I was upset….

So — to catch up…..

Internet stream of conciousness…. I was looking for mushy peas ( very British — commonly served with Fish and Chips :) and Marmite (which is something I like but can’t find locally) — which led to Jolly Grub — Marmite which I had found before — lots of good stuff! :) And since I was researching Mushy Peas — I found I great blog about an American girl married to a UK guy and living in Scotland — Girl Alive — lots of posts about British foods — and also a blog — which lead to — You tube — weezer !! My expensive, broadband connection with Comcast has trouble handling it – I think Comcast needs to tweak my connection — but I can’t have them out until I get the upstairs problem resolved. At least the problem didn’t affect my internet connection :)

I want to order Marmite, Jelly Babies ( Doctor Who favorite), and real English tea! And of course — Mushy Peas!!!

Found some recipes – but I haven’t found the British breakfast with the funny name — which is also one of my favorite newsgroups…. Must keep looking….

Have been having major problems with fluid retention — can’t wear my shoes — my ankles and feet are very swollen — even first thing in the morning…. Don’t know what is causing it — the first time I noticed this problem was ~12 years ago — when I was taking ibuprofen and other nsaids for bone and muscle pain — in my feet (from standing) and my back….. and then it intermittently would return in the heat of summer, etc. But I am not taking any medicine, and I stay in a cool place… so none of the former causes are responsible. Perhaps the same cause is also responsible for my lethargy, insomnia, weight gain, etc., etc. I am so exhausted! and breathing is sometimes a problem, as well — although slightly better now that I have the vacuum… My feet are so swollen I can barely walk! Yikes!

Don’t know what is going on down the street — I hear sounds of jackhammers — wonder if they are tearing up the street or the sidewalk? And for what purpose?? Last time there was *noise* it was Verizon laying cable — my yard still looks awful as a result — and the new Fios services aren’t available yet, either — so no benefit, just destruction!

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