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Oh, Mary, so sorry to hear that! (It has strengthened my resolve not to try to learn to ride a bike, despite some snarky young Greta-Thunberg-esque bike warrior on NextDoor asking everyone who criticizes bikers' safety-violating behavior "why don't u ride?"). It's illegal here for anyone over age 12 to ride a bike on the sidewalk (if there are no bike lanes or "shared streets" you're supposed to walk your bike--per posted signs--until you can reconnect with a safe roadway to ride). I used to try to ride my mountain bike (with 20" training wheels) in my 40s, but I never felt safe doing so and gave it up. It's not just cyclists terrorizing sidewalk pedestrians (without so much as an "on your left" or a bell)--I've nearly been mowed down by skateboarders & people on scooters (and I don't mean the mobility kind).
IMHO, just because someone reduces their carbon footprint, it doesn't give them carte blanche to blow through stop signs and even red lights, much less endanger pedestrians & dogs on sidewalks. People need to accept that they don't have a right to do whatever they want if it endangers others, just because it's inconvenient to obey the law. City-living requires giving up some advantages of living in a small town or suburb.
Just out of curiosity--anyone else here find themselves typing "z" instead of quote marks ("z" is too close to the L shift key), commas instead of periods, "s" or "d" when they mean "a" (or "a" for "s")? It doesn't happen on my iPad's "smart" keyboard or phone onscreen keyboard--just the MacBook. I often find myself closing one eye when typing or writing online (I have "convergence-insufficiency" since childhood), and having long nails (and a cat occasionally standing on my L wrist) doesn't help. It's getting to where I have to enlarge the text on the screen so I can catch my typos before I post them--and alas, sometimes after).
Currently waiting for a perishable & valuable UPS package supposed to be delivered between 2-9pm--all afternoon, according to the tracking map the truck has come within a block of my house before going elsewhere. It's so frustrating that there is no way to contact drivers or have the local distribution center contact them. We want to go to dinner tonight, and fear porch pirates. (We don't have a doorbell or camera--but judging from all the videos posted on NextDoor of porch-pirates getting away scot-free, the only defense is to be by the door, able to see the truck if it pulls up, until delivery is made and then quickly haul it inside). We had a package from Macy's porch-pirated a year ago--the mailman saw it but did nothing except tell me, "hey I just saw someone steal something off your porch and run away." Fortunately, the package contained shirts Bob didn't want because they lacked pockets, so I just asked for and got a refund.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)