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I got some good news from the urology team at Bolton hospital saying the MRI,CT & bone scans were OK & the cancer hadn't spread anywhere else. What a relief. :dude:
They're sending out two appointments to see specialists as to the next course of action either homone/radiptherapy treatment or surgery to remove the prostate. I'll see what they advise as to which treatment is best. The surgery would leave me permanently incontinent though.


The recent hot spell we had recently has been good for the tomatoes (especially the variety called 'Shirley') in the greenhouse to the point where the weight of tomatoes has snapped the truss stem :shock:
I've had to tie the trusses up with cord which are laden with around 10 big tomatoes on each truss.

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I realize I sound like some kind of anarchist but something needs to be done about the disparities between wages and rising costs. Over the past 40 years the middle class has been bled dry by the wealthy and profiteering corporations who via mergers and acquisitions have all but eliminated their competition allowing them to charge whatever they please for their crucial products and services.

Our healthcare costs have been one of the prime factors behind so many bankruptcies and in some ways this has all been carefully planned to keep the middle class from becoming too well off and still dependent on employers to provide healthcare coverage even when that coverage is not as good as it once was and it's costs are far higher. Healthcare for all is opposed by politicians indebted to special interests who pay them well to prevent this from ever happening in America.

Luckily our energy costs are not as bad as those experienced in Australia or England and Europe but only because the US is a major producer of natural gas and we still permit far too many coal fired plants to operate while wealthy energy interests oppose more wind power and solar both of which have grown in efficiency by leaps and bounds.

College educations deemed to be a necessity today have also grown in cost at a far greater rate than inflation. Annual tuition at one major state university that cost $1,100 per year in 1980 now runs over $11,000 per year more than 3x times the rate of inflation and the average college student now carries $37,000 worth of debt upon graduation from a 4 year program. Add another $10,000 to that for a masters degree.

Clearly the top 1% whose taxes are clearly far less than they should be do not want anyone else joining their private club. If the middle class becomes too financially secure and too well off they lose the power and control over them they have and it is clearly the objective of one of our political parties to see that the status quo remains intact. Money and the power and control it provides is all that interests them and they are very very fearful of losing it. This is the core of what our political battles are over and have been for over 40 years now. It has to change.

Well said, You've hit the nail right on the head. 😍:applause: I foresee a Winter of discontent when the cold weather arrives across Europe with more yellow vests protests.
 

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I got some good news from the urology team at Bolton hospital saying the MRI,CT & bone scans were OK & the cancer hadn't spread anywhere else. What a relief. :dude:
They're sending out two appointments to see specialists as to the next course of action either homone/radiptherapy treatment or surgery to remove the prostate. I'll see what they advise as to which treatment is best. The surgery would leave me permanently incontinent though.


The recent hot spell we had recently has been good for the tomatoes (especially the variety called 'Shirley') in the greenhouse to the point where the weight of tomatoes has snapped the truss stem :shock:
I've had to tie the trusses up with cord which are laden with around 10 big tomatoes on each truss.

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Great news and gorgeous tomatoes!
 

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I got some good news from the urology team at Bolton hospital saying the MRI,CT & bone scans were OK & the cancer hadn't spread anywhere else. What a relief. :dude:
They're sending out two appointments to see specialists as to the next course of action either homone/radiptherapy treatment or surgery to remove the prostate. I'll see what they advise as to which treatment is best. The surgery would leave me permanently incontinent though.


The recent hot spell we had recently has been good for the tomatoes (especially the variety called 'Shirley') in the greenhouse to the point where the weight of tomatoes has snapped the truss stem :shock:
I've had to tie the trusses up with cord which are laden with around 10 big tomatoes on each truss.

ipatKj9l.jpg
Glad to hear the good news on the cancer front Ian and hopefully it can be treated non-surgically. We're all in your corner on this. :fingersx:

Nice tomato crop too. Wish I had some space to do a little gardening of my own but then would I even have the time or inclination to tend to a veggie plot if I did? My spare time has suddenly become sparse again.
 

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I’m not as involved, nor as competent a gardner as Ian, but that may change.

Due to repeated floods our growing areas are struggling to produce food and there are shortages and prices are bloody stupid. As part of my current policy of 'future proofing” I’m considering installing a large “poly tunnel” and growing a lot of food myself again. Now the solar is arranged I will start looking at this more closely.

It’s terrific growing your own veggies! Anyone else growing their own (veggies not herbs..Grin~)

16C here today, a nice day for 2/3rds of the way through our southern winter.
 

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It’s terrific growing your own veggies! Anyone else growing their own (veggies not herbs..Grin~)
We grow cherry tomatoes, garlic, peppers, spinach, lettuce, pulley onions or scallions or bunch onions, depending, fancy radishes, kale (for the birds), bok choi, and then the herbs include several varieties of basil, oregano, dill, parsley, rosemary, mint, lavender, bee balm, and chives. I’d like to do a potato barrel like @Lancpudn, and the bigger the garden, the less I have to mow in the back. I have people to do the front.
 

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Cheers Guys :yesway: I find gardening very therapeutic, It does take up a lot of your time though between Spring & Autumn which I don't mind since retiring, I'd be spending too much time sat looking into a PC monitor otherwise.

Lots of allotments here have those poly tunnels which many of the gardeners make them themselves with those 10' diameter trampoline frames that you see lots of in local adverts for someone to take away free of charge or down the recycling centre.

That "Spud Tub" and the 30 litre buckets I grow potatoes in are a great success, When the top foliage dies back I cut it off & just stack them up out of the worst of the rain & harvest them when we need them. They last us up until next March-April.

I use the wheelie bin I rescued from a skip with the lid screwed shut & front panel cut out to grow big size potatoes for Baked Potato meals.

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It’s terrific growing your own veggies! Anyone else growing their own (veggies not herbs..Grin~)
Oh good sir. You do me wrong! LOL :shock:

Given the cost of setting up anything that could produce a high quality crop of THC laden flower it's much easier and less costly to buy it from the guys who do. :D
 

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Cheers Guys :yesway: I find gardening very therapeutic, It does take up a lot of your time though between Spring & Autumn which I don't mind since retiring, I'd be spending too much time sat looking into a PC monitor otherwise.

Lots of allotments here have those poly tunnels which many of the gardeners make them themselves with those 10' diameter trampoline frames that you see lots of in local adverts for someone to take away free of charge or down the recycling centre.

That "Spud Tub" and the 30 litre buckets I grow potatoes in are a great success, When the top foliage dies back I cut it off & just stack them up out of the worst of the rain & harvest them when we need them. They last us up until next March-April.

I use the wheelie bin I rescued from a skip with the lid screwed shut & front panel cut out to grow big size potatoes for Baked Potato meals.

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Oh good effort Sir!
 

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Oh good sir. You do me wrong! LOL :shock:

Given the cost of setting up anything that could produce a high quality crop of THC laden flower it's much easier and less costly to buy it from the guys who do. :D
Oh I can assure you that wasn’t intended at anyone specifically but could imagine some of the rsponses if I hadn’t been specific.
 

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Oh I can assure you that wasn’t intended at anyone specifically but could imagine some of the rsponses if I hadn’t been specific.
Maybe I was just feeling somewhat guilty being a likely subject for growing herbal remedies if I only had the space to do so.....I don't.

One rather odd rule in the new complex I'm living in is that they don't want anyone smoking marijuana inside the building including our own indoor space. I suppose this may be in deference to those tenants who don't appreciate it's rather pungent odor when smoked.

However, marijuana is legal in Colorado and in some cases a medical remedy if not a necessity for some. If challenged over it I'd be curious to see how well the property owners anti-smoking rule would hold up in court despite it's inclusion in the lease itself.

Local laws and ordinances typically govern this and some can be both puzzling and contradictory at best which of course is why they're often challenged by tenants in court if necessary. My legal knowledge is somewhat limited but in the past I've found some interesting rulings.

Typically a property owner can legally forbid any illegal activity so selling drugs out of the property would be covered but restricting what is legal for an adult to do within his own space, space that he dutifully pays for each month may be a step too far even when a lease requires it.

In this market no one is gonna insist on removing a clause like that from a lease. They'll simply ignore it and take their chances they won't be fined or given a notice of eviction over it and if they are and wish to challenge it in court they'll have that option. Best to do only if you have a relative whose a lawyer and will represent you pro bono.....LOL.

What's even more odd to me is that smoking it on out patios would seemingly be fine because it's outdoor space yet in my opinion the odor would be even more obvious just as it is at outdoor concerts where everyone is toking especially when tenants are coming and going at all hours of the day and evening. Sometimes rules make little sense to me.
 

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I have no interest in smoking pot but I do appreciate the benefits that a few drops of CBD bring me before I go to bed.

We’re still sorting out local supply and legalities here.

SIL Roz came yesterday and we 3 went down the way to a place that has specialty pies for some lunch yesterday.
Gael & I had roast lamb, mint & rosemary pies, chips and salad. Best pies ever!

This weeks it’s back to firewood, flat out!
 

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I have no interest in smoking pot but I do appreciate the benefits that a few drops of CBD bring me before I go to bed.

We’re still sorting out local supply and legalities here.

SIL Roz came yesterday and we 3 went down the way to a place that has specialty pies for some lunch yesterday.
Gael & I had roast lamb, mint & rosemary pies, chips and salad. Best pies ever!

This weeks it’s back to firewood, flat out!

I keep saying I'll try some of that CBD for my back pain when it flairs up, Still not got around to it. :facepalm:

I made a Lancashire Hotpot for yesterdays tea with lamb, Albeit minced/ground lamb as it's way cheaper than even the cheaper cuts of lamb which is stupid expensive here. Lovely it was too.

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I keep saying I'll try some of that CBD for my back pain when it flairs up, Still not got around to it. :facepalm:

I made a Lancashire Hotpot for yesterdays tea with lamb, Albeit minced/ground lamb as it's way cheaper than even the cheaper cuts of lamb which is stupid expensive here. Lovely it was too.

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It really helps, and over here, for now anyway, there are products available with Delta 8 THC, which lacks the psychoactive properties of the Delta 9 THC in real weed, but provides muscle and joint pain relief. Oils, gummies, vape cartridges, raw flower, it‘s all available. For now, he added again.
 

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I import a full spectrum oil from the US because whilst it’s now legal, there is nothing overseas that complies with the strict requirements of Australian law, so we have to set up our own manufacturing. That will make it more expensive of course. Ours has to contain less than 2% THC, not 3%. I continue to take the risk because it takes away arthritic pain in my hands, reduces anxiety (PTSD) and helps me sleep much better.
 

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I admit that it is convenient we no longer have a need to deal with the non-legal aspects of THC laden products but recent studies have indicated there may be some limitations on THC levels coming down the pike which is fine with me.

The overall strength of what's sold today is so many times greater than it was years ago that THC content isn't a problem. It's all flower now and not leaf, stems, and seeds and even a few tokes will work quite nicely with most of it.

I've been using the 2:1 ratio CBD/THC edibles and those work quite well too. The 5 mg of THC is more than enough for a mild high and sedation while the CBD is an effective muscle relaxer and pain suppressant.
 

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I don’t seek the euphoric effects and the low level of THC in the stuff I have is negligible.

Big day on the splitter yesterday with some really heavy stuff dealt with. Almost cleared away a whole section freeing up space where I can put more rows for drying for next winter. I intended to go back out mid afternoon and slit more but my body wouldn’t let me. It was hard enough loading the tractor with wood to being over for the fires. Maybe a quieter day is called for today as I may need time to recover.
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I don’t seek the euphoric effects and the low level of THC in the stuff I have is negligible.

Big day on the splitter yesterday with some really heavy stuff dealt with. Almost cleared away a whole section freeing up space where I can put more rows for drying for next winter. I intended to go back out mid afternoon and slit more but my body wouldn’t let me. It was hard enough loading the tractor with wood to being over for the fires. Maybe a quieter day is called for today as I may need time to recover.
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That's quite a pile of timber ya' got there Rob. Is all of the land around you yours as well at least as far as we can see in the photo?
 

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I had to have a quiet day yesterday as I overdid it Monday, but back into it today. I’ve got the young bloke for a day next week so I’ll get him into it and doing some cutting also.

I wont be happy until I have this years plus the next two split, stacked and drying. Thats where I was when the fire took the bloody lot!
 


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