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    From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to All on Thursday, April 25, 2019 14:57:12
    The date was wrong for the makenews/printnews program, sorry about that. :( I rehatched with the proper date for yesterday so you'll see two hatches of fidogazette in your inbound <sigh>

    You'll notice the wrong date in the msg. echo, but the correct date in the archive ...

    The second file I hatched today has the correct date...

    We had a situation last night.. Aunt Gert (who is 97) decided to go for a walk around 4AM - I woke hearing lots of activity last night so I sent Ron downstairs to check on her. She had her winter coat on and was heading for the
    backdoor (again).. we keep it locked but you know, it would be just our luck for her to figure out the lock this time ... geez... Glad we caught her before something bad happened.

    I'm definitely in need of sleep.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Janis Kracht on Thursday, April 25, 2019 18:30:21
    Hello Janis,

    25 Apr 19 14:57 at you wrote to All:

    We had a situation last night.. Aunt Gert (who is 97) decided to go
    for a walk around 4AM - I woke hearing lots of activity last night so
    I sent Ron downstairs to check on her. She had her winter coat on and
    was heading for the backdoor (again).. we keep it locked but you know,
    it would be just our luck for her to figure out the lock this time ... geez... Glad we caught her before something bad happened.

    I'm glad nothing happened to her. I'm sorry you're losing sleep. I understand exactly what you're going through though.

    Later,
    Sean

    ... A feature is a bug with seniority.
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Outpost BBS * Limestone, TN, USA (1:18/200)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Thursday, April 25, 2019 22:25:00
    Janis,

    I'm definitely in need of sleep.

    Welcome to the SSS -- the Slumbering Sysops Society. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Sean Dennis on Friday, April 26, 2019 00:21:36
    Hi Sean,

    geez... Glad we caught her before something bad happened.

    I'm glad nothing happened to her. I'm sorry you're losing sleep. I understand exactly what you're going through though.

    Yeah, I sure didn't want to have a rewind of the last time this happened when she did make it outside ... in her nightgown at about 6AM when we were sleeping. Police at the door... talk about a nightmare.

    When her sugar is really, really high I think she loses it? And it's been really really high. Scary. I'm careful with our dinners, but we think she has
    drawer full off sweets hidden in her room. She went shopping with her caregiver and you know...

    Take care,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Janis Kracht on Friday, April 26, 2019 09:31:46
    On 2019 Apr 25 14:57:12, you wrote to All:

    We had a situation last night.. Aunt Gert (who is 97) decided to go
    for a walk around 4AM

    maybe get one of those tracker pendants or bracelets for her?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=tracker+pendant

    )\/(ark

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    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:42:00
    Janis,

    When her sugar is really, really high I think she loses it? And it's been JK>really really high. Scary. I'm careful with our dinners, but we think she JK>drawer full off sweets hidden in her room. She went shopping with her JK>caregiver and you know...

    Diabetes is obviously nasty...but for older pets, (especially dogs),
    it's quite common.

    Daryl

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to mark lewis on Sunday, April 28, 2019 14:17:12
    Hi Mark,

    We had a situation last night.. Aunt Gert (who is 97) decided to go
    for a walk around 4AM

    maybe get one of those tracker pendants or bracelets for her?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=tracker+pendant

    Good idea, thank you... she already wears on pendant around her neck, I forget what that one is for though :(

    Take care,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Daryl Stout on Sunday, April 28, 2019 14:19:10
    Hi Daryl,

    I'm definitely in need of sleep.

    Welcome to the SSS -- the Slumbering Sysops Society. <G>

    Finally caught up last night.. I went to sleep around midnight, and slept until
    11:00AM this morning :) That felt good :)

    Take care,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Daryl Stout on Sunday, April 28, 2019 14:23:00
    Hi Daryl,

    When her sugar is really, really high I think she loses it? And it's been
    really really high. Scary. I'm careful with our dinners, but we think she >> drawer full off sweets hidden in her room. She went shopping with her
    caregiver and you know...

    Diabetes is obviously nasty...but for older pets, (especially dogs),
    it's quite common.

    Doesn't surprise me, as older people like Aunt Gert, also often suffer from it.
    I think she started with Diabetes as a much younger person though...

    We still have to get in her room when her caregiver is giving her a shower to check for evidence of more 'sweets'... Maybe this Monday...

    Take care,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Sunday, April 28, 2019 19:13:00
    Hi Daryl,

    Hi, Janis...

    I'm definitely in need of sleep.

    Welcome to the SSS -- the Slumbering Sysops Society. <G>

    Finally caught up last night.. I went to sleep around midnight, and slept un JK>11:00AM this morning :) That felt good :)

    I'm not an early riser, either. The only exceptions are when I have:

    1) To do an early morning ham radio license exam session
    2) An early morning medical procedure or appointment
    3) To shut the BBS down because of thunderstorms

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Sunday, April 28, 2019 19:18:00
    Hi Daryl,

    Hi, Janis...

    We still have to get in her room when her caregiver is giving her a shower t JK>check for evidence of more 'sweets'... Maybe this Monday...

    I heard of one woman, who ate an entire birthday cake with a ton of
    rich, sugar, frosting. It shot her blood sugar above 700, and she had to
    be rushed to the Emergency Room.

    When the doctor walked in, he condescendingly asked "Have we been a
    bad girl??!!". :P

    Reminds me of the time when I had to have a cardiac catheterization
    done through the groin. You can NOT urinate on your back...male or
    female. When the nurse came in, and asked "Did we spring a leak??", I
    growled, "No, I just felt like p!$$!ng in the bed!!" :P

    Along that line (I don't remember if I've told this or not, but it's
    a true story)...this one ol' boy was constantly aggravated by this
    nurse who always "talked down to him", as if he was a little child.
    Whenever he was in, she always had to come in, and ask for a urine
    specimen.

    Well, either one of his friends suggested this to him, or he thought
    of it himself. He ordered a small container of apple juice, and he hid
    it away. When the nurse came in, she asked for the specimen, then said
    "I'll step outside while you urinate in the cup". Well, unbeknownst to
    her, he poured the apple juice in the cup!!

    When she walked back in, she looked at the specimen cup, and groaned
    "Oh!! A little dark!!". Normally, that means your urine is highly
    concentrated, as if you're not drinking enough water. He grabbed it from
    her, and said "That's OK, I'll run it through again!!", and promptly
    swigged down the apple juice.

    The nurse fainted dead away. <G>

    Daryl

    ===
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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Janis Kracht on Sunday, April 28, 2019 20:27:18
    Janis Kracht wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Yeah, I sure didn't want to have a rewind of the last time this
    happened when she did make it outside ... in her nightgown at about 6AM when we were sleeping. Police at the door... talk about a nightmare.

    My grandmother didn't wander off, thankfully, but she broke her neck three times and survived. Evidently there is a little "pin" made of bone on the
    top of your spine that your neck sits in. If that breaks completely, you're dead. She cracked it three times.

    What killed her, sadly, was her dislike for water. She literally
    dehydratede herself to death even in a nursing home. She flatly refused to drink water.

    When her sugar is really, really high I think she loses it? And it's
    been really really high. Scary. I'm careful with our dinners, but we think she has drawer full off sweets hidden in her room. She went shopping with her caregiver and you know...

    As a diabetic, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have to resist
    the urge to buy sweets. I am trying to limit myself to once a week but it
    is difficult. If my blood sugar gets too high, I do get into a bit of a
    "sugar fog" but that's rare for me these days.

    Later,
    Sean

    ... Anthony's Law of Force: don't force it, get a larger hammer.
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  • From Roman Litvinenko@1:267/67.1 to Ward Dossche on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 21:51:50
    Hello Ward!

    Replying to a message of Ward Dossche to Daryl Stout:

    The nurse fainted dead away. <G>
    I've been in sports quite a lot and there was this guy who had used a performance enhancing substance. Fearing he would have to provide a
    urine sample during a doping test, he had his girlfriend pee in a
    small bottle.
    He was selected, managed to put the urine of his girlfriend into the testing bottle of the lab. When the results came back, it had a note "Congratulations, you are pregnant".
    He was barred from competition for 2 years.
    The real kicker, he wasn't the father.
    That is one hell of a story!!! :))))

    Best regards,
    Roman!

    --- FleetStreet 1.27.1
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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Roman Litvinenko on Thursday, May 02, 2019 07:35:39
    The real kicker, he wasn't the father.
    That is one hell of a story!!! :))))

    And actually true.

    In a more modest way the trick has been used several times but female urine has
    some different hormonal components so they're now always tested for ... in male competitions as well as female. In the former it should not be, in the latter it has to.

    They're now also checking the quality of the pee because it varies depending on
    the activities of the individual throughout the day.

    \%/@rd

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    * Origin: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards (2:292/854)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Sean Dennis on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 08:53:10
    Hi Sean,

    Yeah, I sure didn't want to have a rewind of the last time this
    happened when she did make it outside ... in her nightgown at about 6AM
    when we were sleeping. Police at the door... talk about a nightmare.

    My grandmother didn't wander off, thankfully, but she broke her neck three times and survived. Evidently there is a little "pin" made of bone on the top of your spine that your neck sits in. If that breaks completely, you're dead. She cracked it three times.

    Yes, I knew a person that happened to, though years ago. Absolutely freaky when you hear about things like that.

    What killed her, sadly, was her dislike for water. She literally
    dehydratede herself to death even in a nursing home. She flatly refused to drink water.

    Oh that is so sad... :( I know sometimes the elderly can be _very_ stubborn about not drinking or eating something they've decided they don't want to have.. we see that over here as well but not with water, thank goodness.

    When her sugar is really, really high I think she loses it? And it's
    been really really high. Scary. I'm careful with our dinners, but we
    think she has drawer full off sweets hidden in her room. She went
    shopping with her caregiver and you know...

    As a diabetic, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have to resist the urge to buy sweets. I am trying to limit myself to once a week but it
    is difficult. If my blood sugar gets too high, I do get into a bit of a "sugar fog" but that's rare for me these days.

    Maybe you can find Sugar-free Butterscotch candies... My mom who was diabetic towards the end of her life (she died of about a bazillion cancers, it was a trip) kept a stash of those around. I'm not how sure they actually would help cravings though they did help her with it.

    ... Anthony's Law of Force: don't force it, get a larger hammer.

    I could have used a hammer last night on this system <laugh> Some tic got stuck
    in my BinkD mailer for one of my downlinks and it drove me nuts.. couldn't find the sucker "anywhere" but BinkD was sure it had already been sent... and kept saying it couldn't finish the transfer :(

    Take care,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 08:56:26
    Hey Daryl,

    I'm definitely in need of sleep.

    Welcome to the SSS -- the Slumbering Sysops Society. <G>
    Finally caught up last night.. I went to sleep around midnight, and slept un >> 11:00AM this morning :) That felt good :)

    I'm not an early riser, either. The only exceptions are when I have:

    1) To do an early morning ham radio license exam session
    2) An early morning medical procedure or appointment
    3) To shut the BBS down because of thunderstorms

    When I need sleep, nothing keeps me "alive" it seems... I guess that's good to some degree :)

    Take care,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 08:58:02
    concentrated, as if you're not drinking enough water. He grabbed it from
    her, and said "That's OK, I'll run it through again!!", and promptly
    swigged down the apple juice.

    The nurse fainted dead away. <G>

    ew! (laugh)

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 16:43:54

    The nurse fainted dead away. <G>

    I've been in sports quite a lot and there was this guy who had used a performance enhancing substance. Fearing he would have to provide a urine sample during a doping test, he had his girlfriend pee in a small bottle.

    He was selected, managed to put the urine of his girlfriend into the testing bottle of the lab. When the results came back, it had a note "Congratulations, you are pregnant".

    He was barred from competition for 2 years.

    The real kicker, he wasn't the father.

    \%/@rd

    --- D'Bridge 3.99 SR41
    * Origin: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards (2:292/854)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Janis Kracht on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:41:10
    Hello Janis,

    30 Apr 19 08:53 at you wrote to me:

    Oh that is so sad... :( I know sometimes the elderly can be _very_ stubborn about not drinking or eating something they've decided they
    don't want to have.. we see that over here as well but not with water, thank goodness.

    I have to be careful too as I can be the same way though with it getting close to 90F today already I tend to chug a lot of water in the heat. I like soda (a little too much) but the only thing that keeps me cool is water. I have hyperhydrosis, meaning I sweat too much, so I am especially prone to getting dehydrated quickly.

    Maybe you can find Sugar-free Butterscotch candies... My mom who was diabetic towards the end of her life (she died of about a bazillion cancers, it was a trip) kept a stash of those around. I'm not how
    sure they actually would help cravings though they did help her with
    it.

    I have to be careful with sugar-free stuff. Anything with "-ol" in it usually will cause me to go screaming to the bathroom.

    It's best for me to just not eat anything sweet or carb-heavy. Though I have lost a lot of weight in the past few months since the car accident...

    I could have used a hammer last night on this system <laugh> Some tic
    got stuck in my BinkD mailer for one of my downlinks and it drove me nuts.. couldn't find the sucker "anywhere" but BinkD was sure it had already been sent... and kept saying it couldn't finish the transfer
    :(

    I have had that issue. I usually will shut down the BBS, go through and clean out the inbound and outbound directories, fire MBSE back up, and et voila! it magically starts working again.

    Later,
    Sean

    ... An honest politician is one who, when bought, stays bought.
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Outpost BBS * Limestone, TN, USA (1:18/200)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Ward Dossche on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 17:53:14
    The nurse fainted dead away. <G>

    I've been in sports quite a lot and there was this guy who had used a performance enhancing substance. Fearing he would have to provide a urine sample during a doping test, he had his girlfriend pee in a small bottle.

    He was selected, managed to put the urine of his girlfriend into the testing
    bottle of the lab. When the results came back, it had a note "Congratulations,
    you are pregnant".

    He was barred from competition for 2 years.

    The real kicker, he wasn't the father.

    hahahahaha... good one ;)

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JANIS KRACHT on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 18:09:00
    Janis,

    concentrated, as if you're not drinking enough water. He grabbed it from JK>> her, and said "That's OK, I'll run it through again!!", and promptly
    swigged down the apple juice.

    The nurse fainted dead away. <G>

    ew! (laugh)

    She never bothered him again. <BG>

    When I was in severe pain from a combination of bladder spasms in a
    urinary catheter awhile back, I was in a local Emergency Room, in tears, screaming in pain...naked on the hard table.

    Finally, these two very pretty nurses came in, and said "You're not
    going to like us. I sobbed "I'll kiss you if you make the pain go
    away!!". They said "we have the pain medicine, but it's an oversized suppository.

    They gave a whole new meaning to the term SHOVE IT!! But, it did the
    trick.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to WARD DOSSCHE on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 18:10:00
    Ward,

    I've been in sports quite a lot and there was this guy who had used a WD>performance enhancing substance. Fearing he would have to provide a urine WD>sample during a doping test, he had his girlfriend pee in a small bottle.

    He was selected, managed to put the urine of his girlfriend into the testing WD>bottle of the lab. When the results came back, it had a note "Congratulation WD>you are pregnant".

    He was barred from competition for 2 years.

    The real kicker, he wasn't the father.

    LOL!! Revenge is a dish best served cold!! <BG>

    Daryl

    ===
    OLX 1.53 Lawsuit: What attorneys wear to court.
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