Pearl Sutton

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Chronic reader, creative dreamer, a LOT of hand skills to make things real, intense health issues that limit my activity, but not my creativity or dreams. Moved to southern Missouri with enough tools and junk to build a life that might work well with my health. One of god’s gigglers, I punctuate with smiley faces and exclamation points when I type, and smile and laugh a lot in real life. (Often at things no one else understands.) And I both curtsy at people (even when wearing grubby work clothes) and purr when hugged, both online and in real life. “Normal” is not a word that has ever been used for me.
Been organic gardening all my life, and bought 4 acres that I have designed from the ground up. Making it happen is being the most fun I have ever had in my life, the best 3D jigsaw puzzle ever! Reading Mollison’s Designer’s Manual was like coming home, ah, THERE I am! A reality where I can use all of my multifaceted talents and skills!
Dumpster diver, recycler, second hand store shopper, I tell people I am attracted to rust and lace. I have violated every warranty I have ever met, I’m a tool using animal, and I use my tools to modify everything in my world. And it only gets weirder...
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What a  good dog! I hope he got a hunk of steak for that!
4 days ago
I'd like to go see the big botanical garden in St Louis. Missouri Botanical Garden I use their website a lot, they have a plant finder that has a lot of the things I see around here. Since moving to zone 6 (from8) I have seen the Denver Botanical garden, which is zone 6, high altitude, but want to see a zone 6 similar altitude to me garden. I've seen a couple of smaller ones around here, but not the big one.  
4 days ago
They don't have to be welded, bolts can go right through those holes.
If you decide to sell them as scrap, please post here to see if anyone wants them first. I know if they were within kicking distance of me, I'd come get them. Those are WAY better than scrap.
5 days ago
Oh, snag them!!
I bet you can hook them together to make bigger sections.
If nothing else, they'd make awesome kids fort structures!
5 days ago

Ron McLeod wrote:

Carla Burke wrote:It's a no-touch door opener

Yeah - that's what I finally figured-out that it must be (wasn't obvious to me though  :( ).

I knew what it was too, because I saw one in a store and said WTH? and read the package. Weirdness.
1 week ago

Jaye Adams wrote:I have yr same symptoms with the addition of a hot flash, diaphragm tightens so difficult to breathe, and palpitations. They last 2 -10 min. Recently they are back to back. Having one now. Like every 20 min. I have a bad tooth abscess and its about to storm.. so Its really bad. Please help..they are as scary as they are debilitating.
Called EMS EKG good BP 120/73, O2 93%  so I dont know and they dont either.

HUGS! I have been there. What helped me was taking magnesium, low Mg does a lot of those symptoms by itself, mixing it with barometric is really painful. If you have any, take it. Natural Calm and epsom salts are both Mg. Take an Epsom salt bath if you can, that will help a lot of ways. (Don't drink it, it'll make you live in the bathroom for a day!)
A quick list of foods high in Mg, try eating some if you have them:
Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Soybeans, Sesame Seeds, Black Beans, Quinoa, Cashews, Sunflower Seeds, Beet Greens

A trick for the diaphragm spasms is muscle rub on all the way around your body, about 6 inches above and below the bra line (or where it would be if you don't wear bras.)

You have heard "take a deep breath" but what works better is blow OUT a deep breath, exhale as much air as you can, since you are spasming don't push yourself to the cough stage. You'll inhale deeply naturally, inhaling is easier than exhaling. Do it three or more times, it gets the stale air out and lets fresh air in. What that will do is help calm down the panic, because when you are panicking you tighten up and hold your breath, which makes it all worse.

You need to get to a dentist and get the abscess dealt wit,h it's making all of it worse. Complicated reasons why, but trust me, it is.

You can get your Magnesium levels tested, get the type of test called RBC Magnesium, it's red blood cells, not serum, gives a better idea of how much Mg your body can use.
If you need to, Request a Test does them

HUGS HUGS HUGS! Breathe, get your teeth dealt with, get Mg into you, and get tested, but I bet you are low.
Wish there was magic anyone can offer, but this is the best that can be done over the net.

1 week ago
From the website:

The Gesundheit Institute, a non-profit healthcare organization, is a project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the society, and the world. Our mission is to reframe and reclaim the concept of ‘hospital’.

Cool, I'll keep reading the site :D
1 week ago
Got any butt shots? All I see is faces...
And a scale of size?
Interesting! Your hugel has alien creatures! :D

Edit: packrat? Woodrat of some sort?
1 week ago
I was asked what size it is. The smaller section covers one finger, the longer the other 3, total width = hand wide. I'll get measurement tomorrow if no one knows.  I swear it's a common thing, and I normally know what it is....  Really hoping someone knows right off.

I want to say safety thing, if you don't put it in or pull it out, the tool won't run.
1 week ago