Now you see me, tomorrow you won't

@JudyEv (130202)
Bunbury, Australia
March 8, 2018 4:44pm CST
Although we’re retired our lives seem to be get busier instead of quieter. In a few hours we’ll be heading off with a carful of items to participate in a combined garage sale with my sister. I really hope we sell some of our ‘pre-loved’ bits and bobs. I’m a bit worried that we’ll have to bring much of it home again. Once we get home, we’ll be busy organising ourselves for our last outdoor summer concert which takes place on Saturday week. It will be held on St Patrick’s Day and by chance we have an Irish-born singer performing for us. One extra chore before the concert will be to do some repair work on an underground pipe which is situated smack bang where everyone will need to drive to get to the parking area. One piece of good news is that two old friends will be able to attend this concert. However the wife has what is officially known as ‘cold urticaria’. She is allergic to the cold and can go into anaphaletic shock if she gets too cold. Our evenings can get very chilly outside but I’m sure they’re used to coping with her allergy now. Just the same, I’ll have a big doona nearby just in case. Have you ever known anyone allergic to cold? I nearly forgot: I won’t be here much today and probably not at all tomorrow so be sure to behave yourselves.
We had friends to lunch yesterday. Although we exchange letters and cards each Christmas we haven't seen them for years and years. We thoroughly enjoyed their...
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@Kandae11 (40289)
8 Mar
Hope you get more sales than expected. See you when you return.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks. It would be nice to 'lighten the load'. I can't really sell some stuff through Ebay, etc as postage costs here have risen astronomically so I have great hopes for the sale.
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@moffittjc (44493)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Mar
She's allergic to the cold? I've never heard of such a thing! That's really interesting, and weird at the same time! I hope she lives in a very warm climate! haha
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I nearly fell over when she told me. I thought it weird too. It is quite serious as she goes into anaphylactic shock if she gets too cold. I'll have a big rug down at the Shack just in case. Mostly Australia is warm enough for her but she needs to be careful in the evenings.
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@moffittjc (44493)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Mar
@JudyEv It's nice to know that she has a friend like you who helps look after her well being.
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@kobesbuddy (52662)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Mar
@JudyEv At night, our body temperature drops down, naturally. She'd have to be bundled up, really well.
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@MALUSE (42636)
• Germany
8 Mar
What is a 'doona', please? Please don't use Australian slang on unsuspecting foreigners. :-)
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
I didn't know doona was slang. I suppose 'eiderdown, quilt, coverlet'. Here's a better description from Macmillan Dictionary: a large cloth bag filled with feathers or artificial fibres, used on top of a bed for keeping you warm. The British word is duvet.
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@MALUSE (42636)
• Germany
9 Mar
@JudyEv Thank you. I know the terms 'duvet, eiderdown, quilt and coverlet'. I think that's enough and I don't have to add 'doona'. :-) I've found the term on the net after some searching. "doona Doona is Australian slang for quilt or blanket. Example: It was 7º so he decided to walk around the house wrapped in a doona rather than put clothes on."
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@MALUSE I've learnt something new. Doona is slang.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Mar
Sounds like you are staying busy! Take lots of pictures to share with us!
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
My sister has some lovely roses and we have so many photos of them. We can never resist taking more though.
@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
9 Mar
I know people allergic to heat (cholinergic urticaria), the symptoms are more or less the same, the skin becomes reddish and itchy.
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@nela13 (7729)
• Portugal
9 Mar
My mom has It and every now and then especially when It starts to get hot I have the same symptons.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
9 Mar
@nela13 I have the same problem, I have to stay in the shade when it is too hot.
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@nela13 (7729)
• Portugal
9 Mar
@LadyDuck I take a suplement that helps me a lot, sunific of Lierac or solaire from Oenobiol.
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@kobesbuddy (52662)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Mar
I'm not allergic to cold, but by the end of winter, I sure don't like it!LOL Enjoy your concert and I hope you sell everything at your yard sale:)
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks for the good wishes. It would be nice to get rid of some of the items.
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@kobesbuddy (52662)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Mar
@JudyEv We had a yard sale a couple summer ago, it was great getting rid of things we no longer need or use.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@kobesbuddy It went off well and we did get rid of a lot of items. It was fun really.
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@franxav (5423)
8 Mar
Looks like you're going to have a great time. Allergy is a big bother. However, if the friend takes precautions, she can perhaps avoid it.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Now they know about it, I'm sure they take great care.
@snowy22315 (51056)
• United States
8 Mar
I have not known anyone with that condition. They wouldn't have survived where I grew up...and it can get downright chilly here too!
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
I couldn't believe it when they first told me. It seemed a really weird thing to have.
@tom_view (3915)
• Kolkata, India
9 Mar
hopefully you have a great day tomorrow.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
9 Mar
I hope so too.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Thanks and yes, it went off well. We had a fun time really and sold quite a lot of items.
@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@mydanods Thanks for the good wishes and yes, we both sold a heap of things.
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@AKRao24 (20665)
• India
8 Mar
Wish you best of luck for that Garage sale dear friend @Jud yEv! Hope you will get good amount and will end up finishing all your things there only...so don't worry about carrying them back! Regarding the Cold Urticaria I have not seen any case in human beings but in horses they have urticaria but I am not sure if they are because of Cold. We attribute the cause to some weeds. Have a wonderful time and post some pictures about the event ...till that time we assure you take care of this site in your absence! Thanks!
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks for the good wishes. I know a racehorse trainer who had a horse they couldn't swim as she would be too affected by the cold water.
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@AKRao24 (20665)
• India
8 Mar
Yes, you are righr dear @JudyEv ! Thanks! Once again all the best!
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
10 Mar
Yes, your life seems to be quite eventful but joyful too. I have not heard anyone who is allergic to cold, this is the first time I heard about it. Hope your friend will be fine while attending the concert. Enjoy yourself! I'll be busy decluttering and cleaning my home, as usual.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
My house is now a little bit more decluttered since we sold quite a few items at the garage sale.
@nela13 (7729)
• Portugal
9 Mar
It is good have a busy life, even when you are retired. Don't worry we will behave or not
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I'm back now so you can relax again.
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@nela13 (7729)
• Portugal
12 Mar
@JudyEv Did you have a good time?
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
@nela13 Yes thanks we did. We had a combined garage sale with my sister and it was fun.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Mar
You are getting busy and its just what you need to have a friend with such an odd ailment- Well your summers have probably made her feel a lot more comfortable--lol! Be sure to have some stodge on hand- it will go a long way to making her feel warm and stable---ha!
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Yes, stodge is what she needs - and lots of it!!
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Mar
@JudyEv I think we all need stodge once and awhile- keeps the bones joined-ha!
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Mar
@MarymargII That is a weird one for me though- Allergic to the cold ???
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Mar
Allergic to cold? Wow, never heard of that before. Hope it was a good concert.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
I couldn't believe it when she first told me either but it seems it is a recognised condition.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Mar
@JudyEv - Glad I don't have it, because it's only 26° F right now.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
@teamfreak16 She was rugged up like an Eskimo!
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• Preston, England
9 Mar
I dislike being cold but that isn't an allergy for me
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
It is really a serious condition in her case. She has to have an epipen with her at all times.
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• Preston, England
12 Mar
@JudyEv it sounds like a really difficult disabling condition - I would really struggle to cope if it was affecting me
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@arthurchappell Of course we don't have cold to the same degree that you do but obviously 'our' cold is still enough to affect her very seriously.
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@FayeHazel (19039)
• United States
9 Mar
Good luck at the sale, hope it goes well! That concert sounds great too! Wow, allergic to cold, I hadn't heard of it, until a couple days ago, the child of a friend's friend I guess, has it.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
Being allergic to cold is quite a serious condition. My friend goes into anaphylactic shock and now carries an epipen with her all the time.
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@FayeHazel (19039)
• United States
13 Mar
@JudyEv That's sad... I imagine certain climates are easier to avoid the cold (like where you are) - but I imagine it still is cold sometimes
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
@FayeHazel We don't have what you'd call a cold climate but it is obviously still too cold for her at times.
@Starmaiden (7376)
• Canada
9 Mar
Well...I'll certainly try. :-)
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I'm back now so you can go back to acting normally!
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• Canada
12 Mar
@JudyEv whats that....acting normally? :-D
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
@Starmaiden Good question! And I'm not really sure.
@nitirrbb7 (3599)
• India
12 Mar
Yes mam I will behave myself you don't worry
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I'm back now so you can go back to misbehaving!
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@nitirrbb7 (3599)
• India
12 Mar
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar
I hope you're able to sell your bits and bobs instead of bringing them back home. I've not heard of anyone allergic to cold before. I'm glad you're prepared. The concert sounds like it's going to be a fun one.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
We didn't bring too much home so that was good.
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Mar
@JudyEv That does make it good.
@Icydoll (23472)
• India
9 Mar
Sounds you are too busy...hope you get more sales dear friend :)
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
The sale went off quite well so we were pleased with our efforts.
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@Icydoll (23472)
• India
12 Mar
@JudyEv that's great news dear friend..glad your sale went quite well
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