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I don't know anyones occupations or special interests so I'm not much help. They'll have to nominate themselves.

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I think Evie volunteered to be a milker. :P

How 'bout a teacher. I'm going to be homeschooling mine, but I assume that we'd have the kidlets go to our own school.

Rachelville

Population (not sure haven't counted)

President: Rachel

Mayor: Andrea

Minister of Defense: Cissi

Newscaster: Celia

Decor Advisor: Patti

Computer Tech: Vincent

Pichard: Coach (for community sports) Oh and Diver for all our sea food..sorry you got 2 jobs

Christine: Nurse (you work in a hospital right?)

Okay who were the cow and goat milkers?

Hee hee I'm sitting here totally alone entertaining myself ... and I'm having fun! Something is wrong with this picture <_<:lol:

(just a start help me add on)

:lol::lol:

Celia, you need to be the planner. :P

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Yeah but I forget who likes to do what...I'm sure someone will volunteer :D Okay... gotta go edit and add Evie as one of the milkers

Yep, sure did, even if I can't have milk now but am sure I will again by the time this all gets set up!! :) doing a good job with all this planning. I am getting tired now, Night all. :D

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I leave for four hours, OH HOLY LORD YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME!!!!! :lol::lol::lol:

Okay, gotta put my two cents in....

first of all, I have a couple of dingo-ish dogs here that like to herd, they would REALLY like to be in charge of geese, on some level :rolleyes:

Rachel is the mayor but she also helps in the design of living quarters - have you seen the photo of her craft room? (I will help with design also - I have a small business, Yellow Dog Arts, that none of you know about, been designing/decorating/party planning/floral arranging/faux finishing/botanical illustrating/jewelry making and painting children's furniture for over 20 years! :ph34r: ) [it left me for a while, the desire to do any of those things, but the good news is, it's all coming back!]

I will absolutely have to take charge of garden aesthetics and paint color selection - - am somewhat of a color savant and can name the pigments in the chips when I go into paint stores....a freakish and mostly useless talent.....except that all of my friends make me recreate the colors for them.....kind of hard.....

OHhhhhhhhhhhhh can't we have our cult by a lake?? Or, maybe we could just have a giant farm somewhere but we'll ALSO have a cabin in the Adirondacks or something?? We could drive there in our Amish buggies on weekends!

Yes, yes, ditto to the above about our happy little sleepover family cult group, Vincent, we all HAVE been through such a journey to get here and isn't it nice we all found each other!? :)

Shopping......hate to shop but will go if forced. Need some proximity to Home Depot for sure.....

Can you imagine, if some poor hapless observer of the board came to the last 40 pages or so of this post, what the heck they would think???? :blink:

YOu guys are awesome. Have to water the plants outside so the poor babies don't cook to death.....

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Sounds great Susan...you're hired.

You and I can be the ones that hate to shop. :P

I like the idea of a lake or stream setting with the mountains as a backdrop also. We'd just have to figure out Celia's dolphins. Maybe we could have a cabin on the ocean. I also like the ocean, just not the storms where she is and it's always incredibly windy here on the Washington coast and California is too crowded and too expensive.

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:) Okay, Susan, I think we must be related somehow. I am a gardener, artist, decorator, Home Depot, and Lowes addict. I pick up those little paint chip sample cards because well..... I dunno, I think I just love colors :blink: So, please let me help in the landscape/gardening design of our community. I do like to shop and am addicted to the same stores Susan goes to --Marshalls (miss it here) TJ Maxx and the local nursery! Gardening is the big part of any commune. I am a herb/veggie grower--maybe we can sell our produce to support our commune. Make candles and soaps too. (I am way too tired :blink: ! ) I better go to bed guys !! 'Nighty :)

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OK...I see everyones been really busy planning out Rachelville. :lol:

ROFLMAO...Susan, you are soooo right about newcomers popping into this thread...only to find...well...alot of talk about the building of a small gluten-free town called "Rachelville", a place where we milk our own cows, who are diligently patrolled by geese, which are herded by a couple Dingo's. :blink:

I just want to add that even though I'm already President I soooo want to help with the building/designing and also the landscaping. I'm really good at stuff like that! I'm another Home Depot/Lowes addict...soooo over the hill there must be HARDWARE!!! We can just send Mitch and his truck to haul all the big stuff that we cant carry. :D

And YES....Andrea...you MUST be the teacher. That is so you!

Also,

The lake idea, we definately need a lake. It will be stocked with fish....for those who like to sit and relax with a fishing pole....like me. :D

The lake will totally add to the scenery as well. I thought about bringing my jet ski but decided it would be too loud for the peaceful, quiet, serene "Rachelville".

Plus it might scare the geese and cause them to scatter and then all of Rachelville will be in turmoil. :P

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With all of the creative, talented landscape, decorator, gardners we have in our community it will be the best ever. We better be careful of glutenville will want to come crash the party. Hey Susan, are your dogs watch dogs?

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I am gone for a mere 12 hours and Rachelville appears. :lol:

Okay, we need rich farmland by the ocean, with mountains at our back to provide fresh spring water. Rachel will be President of Rachelville, and who did we elect Mayor? I'll accept the position of Minister of Defense in Control of Geese, if you'll give me time off for shopping excursions. The shopping mall will be on the other side of a mountain, through which we'll dig a tunnel for the use of our shopping trucks. We'll each have a little house, with fireplaces in each; and we'll keep booze in our houses if we so choose. Manner of dress will be as individual as we are. If anyone suggests nudity, I'll undress to buck nekkid, and so scare the h*** out of everyone that the subject will die, although in the future Grandmothers will whisper that horror story to their shuddering grandchildren as they huddle around their fireplaces.

Cissi, I will rest easy knowing you and the geese are on patrol. :D

Today my sweetie and I took a country drive, we travelled about a hundred miles west on the TransCanada Highway to my brother's place in the country. He's moving so we went to help and check out his yard sale, naturally we came home with stuff. :ph34r: Then we drove birth through some really pretty country, flax and canola blooming lilac and gold for about an hour, then spruce and poplar forest, picked up our old airstream and drove home. There were lakes but no oceon, sorry Celia. :P:) It was a beautiful summer day but it is great to be in Rachelville again. :lol::lol::lol:

Has anyone here had a CT Scan? I went for one early this morning, strange on a Sunday, but I wouldn't let them give me the liquid to drink or inject me with the dye and they went ahead and did the scan anyways but they said it wouldn't be as effective. I'm wondering what experiences other have had? My mother told me that she had a very bad reaction to the dye and after reading the possible side effects I was sure I didn't want it in my body. Here they are:

1) Normal side effects: warm flushing, metallic taste in mouth, sensation of needing to urinate

2) Signs and symptoms of possible reaction to IV contrast are: itchy rash, unusual swelling of face, throat, tongue, eyes, eyelids and extremities, difficulty breathing or choking :huh:

ROFLMAO...Susan, you are soooo right about newcomers popping into this thread...only to find...well...alot of talk about the building of a small gluten-free town called "Rachelville", a place where we milk our own cows, who are diligently patrolled by geese, which are herded by a couple Dingo's.

Rachel, I think it is delightful that everyone has thrown themselves into this imagining of another possiblity (and not just Rachelville) and I agree with Victor that much of this has to do with the road we have all taken to get here. A friend, not an old friend but a new one, one I hoped to know for many years, will most likely die tonight or tomorrow. On his 43 birthday just three weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer and now he is throwing clots and they cannot operate. They have done everything for him they can. He and his wife have small children and it is immeasurably sad. It is also so brutal on everyone when illness and death are so sudden. Perhaps with our illness there is a recognition that life can be brief and that all that "fussing and feuding" are really a waste of our time when we have the opportunity to say, "hello, nice to meet you, can we be friends?"

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Has anyone here had a CT Scan? I went for one early this morning, strange on a Sunday, but I wouldn't let them give me the liquid to drink or inject me with the dye and they went ahead and did the scan anyways but they said it wouldn't be as effective. I'm wondering what experiences other have had? My mother told me that she had a very bad reaction to the dye and after reading the possible side effects I was sure I didn't want it in my body. Here they are:

1) Normal side effects: warm flushing, metallic taste in mouth, sensation of needing to urinate

I've had lots of CT scans. Some only involved the liquid. Twice I was injected with dye. The liquid caused no side effects and to be honest it tasted good to me. :huh:

The dye only caused the normal side effects listed above. Yeah...it totally feels like you've pee'd your pants but the guy had warned me of this ahaed of time. My radiologist was really nice and he held my hand through the whole process....until the actual scan where he swiftly abandoned me. :P

A friend, not an old friend but a new one, one I hoped to know for many years, will most likely die tonight or tomorrow. On his 43 birthday just three weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer and now he is throwing clots and they cannot operate. They have done everything for him they can. He and his wife have small children and it is immeasurably sad. It is also so brutal on everyone when illness and death are so sudden. Perhaps with our illness there is a recognition that life can be brief and that all that "fussing and feuding" are really a waste of our time when we have the opportunity to say, "hello, nice to meet you, can we be friends?"

That is sad news Rinne,

I know in my own case....illness has changed me and my perspective on life. Its changed my priorities and how I look at my surroundings and the people I meet in everyday life. I find myself to be a much friendlier person now.

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Rachelville

Population (not sure haven't counted)

President: Rachel

Mayor: Andrea

Minister of Defense: Cissi

Newscaster: Celia

Decor Advisor: Patti

Computer Tech: Vincent

Pichard: Coach (for community sports) Oh and Diver for all our sea food..sorry you got 2 jobs

Christine: Nurse (you work in a hospital right?)

Okay who were the cow and goat milkers?

Hee hee I'm sitting here totally alone entertaining myself ... and I'm having fun! Something is wrong with this picture <_<:lol:

(just a start help me add on)

Floridian-

you better put me on the staff- I have been feeling bad so not posting as much but Im still following. I'm a really good cook- especially working around food intolerances so maybe I should just be the chef.

Miamia

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I have had a few CT scans, and a simluar scan for the heart called MUGA, in fact I have to have the Muga like twice a year. I have not drunk any liquid, but I do the dye. The dye feels freaking ODD when they inject it. But I have never had any other reaction to it.

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:) Okay, Susan, I think we must be related somehow. I am a gardener, artist, decorator, Home Depot, and Lowes addict. I pick up those little paint chip sample cards because well..... I dunno, I think I just love colors :blink: So, please let me help in the landscape/gardening design of our community. I do like to shop and am addicted to the same stores Susan goes to --Marshalls (miss it here) TJ Maxx and the local nursery! Gardening is the big part of any commune. I am a herb/veggie grower--maybe we can sell our produce to support our commune. Make candles and soaps too. (I am way too tired :blink: ! ) I better go to bed guys !! 'Nighty :)

Robbin - - - *sniff* can it be true? Do we have another set of reunited long-lost twins in Rachelville?? and about the paint chip cards....never was I so excited in Monterey, where I was visiting Sherwin Williams every day, when they handed me my own entire contractors' book of paint samples....I cherished it - - then got the SECOND updated one....I have made soap......still make glycerine soaps but not the lye kind (too taxing) AND candles, grow herbs, oh what fun we will have in our Rachel cult...yes we will need our hardware stores and our Marshall's, for sure.....oh Big Lots is fun too - scary fun.

Miamia - so sorry you're not well - - just read along and enjoy until you feel better.

Rinne - what a lovely day you had (except the CT scan, I did have one last December and no problems) - - AND except for the news about your friend. I'm so so sorry about that....I dare hope for a staggering miracle and recovery, but it's not always the case. :(

Andrea - were you the one that asked? The dingos definitely are guard dogs - - well, one of them is, the other will just lick everyone to death....

GUESS WHAT ELSE - - - because of YOU guys, haven't eaten the Mesa Sunrise cereal in three or four days, and no more D! I cannot believe that might have been causing it.....I'll try it again next week and see waht happens.

Good morning to everyone and happy posting..... :)

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Morning everyone,

I'll be reading but not sure I will be adding... my head hurts so bad today... and no I didn't drink wine :lol: It started yesturday afternoon.... I hope I don't end up puking.... I haven't had a migrane since going gluten free... don't know what caused it.... I have Rx for this but it only helps if I catch it before it starts to hurt, when I first start noticing my tunnel vision.... I've had to go to the ER before to get help... didn't want to bum out Rachelville.... miamia you can definitely be our cook!! Love to all B)

Celia, so sorry about the headache.....hope you feel better soon...maybe TODAY you need some wine?? :blink:;)

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Morning everyone,

I'll be reading but not sure I will be adding... my head hurts so bad today... and no I didn't drink wine :lol: It started yesturday afternoon.... I hope I don't end up puking.... I haven't had a migrane since going gluten free... don't know what caused it.... I have Rx for this but it only helps if I catch it before it starts to hurt, when I first start noticing my tunnel vision.... I've had to go to the ER before to get help... didn't want to bum out Rachelville.... miamia you can definitely be our cook!! Love to all B)

Oh no, Celia--sorry you're not well today :( Take care of yourself, rest and just read along if you feel up to it. I'm sending "feel better" vibes down to you--and since we're twins, they will be extra strong!

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Has anyone here had a CT Scan? I went for one early this morning, strange on a Sunday, but I wouldn't let them give me the liquid to drink or inject me with the dye and they went ahead and did the scan anyways but they said it wouldn't be as effective. I'm wondering what experiences other have had? My mother told me that she had a very bad reaction to the dye and after reading the possible side effects I was sure I didn't want it in my body. Here they are:

I've had a few on my sinuses, but never had to drink anything or have any dyes injected, so no help there from me.

A friend, not an old friend but a new one, one I hoped to know for many years, will most likely die tonight or tomorrow. On his 43 birthday just three weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer and now he is throwing clots and they cannot operate. They have done everything for him they can. He and his wife have small children and it is immeasurably sad. It is also so brutal on everyone when illness and death are so sudden. Perhaps with our illness there is a recognition that life can be brief and that all that "fussing and feuding" are really a waste of our time when we have the opportunity to say, "hello, nice to meet you, can we be friends?"

Wow, how incredibly sad and how profound at the same time. I am speechless on this except to say thank you and I'm so sorry.

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Rachel, I think it is delightful that everyone has thrown themselves into this imagining of another possiblity (and not just Rachelville) and I agree with Victor that much of this has to do with the road we have all taken to get here. A friend, not an old friend but a new one, one I hoped to know for many years, will most likely die tonight or tomorrow. On his 43 birthday just three weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer and now he is throwing clots and they cannot operate. They have done everything for him they can. He and his wife have small children and it is immeasurably sad. It is also so brutal on everyone when illness and death are so sudden. Perhaps with our illness there is a recognition that life can be brief and that all that "fussing and feuding" are really a waste of our time when we have the opportunity to say, "hello, nice to meet you, can we be friends?"

Two comments...

Frist, I am very sorry to hear this. :(

Second, why is it that everyone class me VICTOR around here? LOL this is the only place it happens....

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Wow, again, adding replies to OLD news, lol.

Hum, I think I have to be on the security detail somehow...I can be downright formidable if I have to, lol. That pesky ant wouldn't have lasted a minute in MY house. :lol: (It would have, of course, had a happy life in the great outdoors). ;):lol:

I can do the typing for the group. There would be lots of typing needed I'm sure. B):lol:

I like the idea of being the shopping consultant. I like shopping. :ph34r: Just don't put me in charge of the finances. :lol:

Oh Celia, I'm hoping you are feeling much better!!

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I want to be warm but others like rainy and yet others like cool weather... thinking it has to be a place that has it all..... I just decided you'll have to be the enviromental coordinator :D

Have some family friends in Beirut right now... they're still stuck there :( I wish the world lived like we do in Rachelville)

Gosh I'm sorry about your friends in Beirut! That has to be really scarey!

I think if we have an ice house on our farm (shouldn't be located next to the drunk shack) I'll be fine. I can do sit in there anytime I'm too hot. :)

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[quote name='DingoGirl' date='Jul 16 2006, 10:15 PM'

I will absolutely have to take charge of garden aesthetics and paint color selection - - am somewhat of a color savant and can name the pigments in the chips when I go into paint stores....a freakish and mostly useless talent.....except that all of my friends make me recreate the colors for them.....kind of hard.....

And you will need some help in the flower garden, I have BUNCH of flower gardens (mostly perrenials that need less work), we will need several gardeners for veggies and flowers!! Must keep our area beautiful.

Does everyone like hostas for shade + gladiolus? I took white ones to church Sunday. Very hot and sticky here again today, talk of a drought. :angry: stay well, evie :):)

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Celia, I'm soooo sorry you have a migraine. :( I have been there and know how awful they can be. I find an ice pack, one of those soft ones, wrapped round the back of my neck and head often helps, I think it cools the blood to brain and I guess when my brain is hot it is HOT. :lol: Don't feel you have to answer this if reading along is all you can do.

Rinne, I am very sorry.
Thank you Picard, I suspect it is a little like the person you mentioned, (I was sorry to hear about such a young man's death), in our friendship being more of an aquaintanceship, I am sad but not devastated.

Second, why is it that everyone class me VICTOR around here? LOL this is the only place it happens....
VydorScope, B) I don't know who started it, I'm only a follower. :lol::lol:

Yes it is so sad, I keep hoping for a miracle, I can't quite believe it is true because he is such a funny man and turns all adventures and misadventures into hilarious stories. I so deeply wish that he would live so he could turn his 43rd birthday diagnosis into yet another outrageous adventure. Last saturday night a resident walked into his room at 11:00 p.m. and asked him whether or not anyone had talked to him about end of life issues. :angry: I sometimes think these people must be complete idiots, he was all alone, he looked at her and said, "I'm Mennonite, we start out early talking about end of life issues". :lol::lol:

I have lots of friends who are Mennonites and I'm sorry I wasn't here for that part of the thread. Up here we also have Hudderites, they live in their own communities, much like the Amish and they dress a little like them but they also use modern technology.

GUESS WHAT ELSE - - - because of YOU guys, haven't eaten the Mesa Sunrise cereal in three or four days, and no more D! I cannot believe that might have been causing it.....I'll try it again next week and see waht happens.

That is great and thank you for your kind words.

Wow, how incredibly sad and how profound at the same time. I am speechless on this except to say thank you and I'm so sorry.
Thank you.

I like to cook - I ran a small organic deli for a while, I think we should produce a line of gluten free food, we could have a commercial kitchen to help support our community. :)

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