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Ray--Opo

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That’s SO cool! How does everything fit? Does it feel good to you? I sure hope that they are just perfect. You deserve that!
Thanks Heather, The air valve that lets air out. Was leaking at the base of the leg. So he had to take it back to fix. The leg like the arms are suction fit so air leaks at the valve defeat the purpose.
 

Maro2Bear

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Thanks Heather, The air valve that lets air out. Was leaking at the base of the leg. So he had to take it back to fix. The leg like the arms are suction fit so air leaks at the valve defeat the purpose.
Interesting! If i lived a bit closer id pay a visit & help with that shed!
 

JoesMum

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Ok got my 2 new arms and leg today.
The 1 arm is controlled by a cable system that the harness fits around my back and opens the hook by moving my arm forward. View attachment 288714
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The second arm has a utility hand on it to do general chores and lifting weights. It opens and closes with muscle control in my forearm. Also my hand that I already have with 15 different finger configurations can be attached to this arm.
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It's hard to see but that is a sulcata on the arms. The photo takes away some of the detail.
The last is my new leg.
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That's not really Opo.
Oh wow! I hope you get used to these quickly. They should make a massive difference to your life :)
 

Ray--Opo

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Interesting! If i lived a bit closer id pay a visit & help with that shed!
I know you would. It seems the people I thought were friends that I saved hundreds of dollars. Working on their homes have all disappeared. Even my fishing buddy went AWOL.
But I am the kind of person that will get it done. I have Rose!
I kinda of expected it though. I was warned things like this would happen. I was attending a amputee group and listened to some of the patients there. I understand some amputees might be angry and isolated. But I have kept my humor and try to stay accepting of the situation.
Well Mark thanks for the therapy session 😁
Send the bill,check will be in the mail.
 

Ray--Opo

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Oh wow! I hope you get used to these quickly. They should make a massive difference to your life :)
Yes they will. The hand you see. Only opens and closes but has a super grip. The hook on the other arm with cable system will come in very handy. Especially while fishing!!!!!!
 

Cathie G

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Ok got my 2 new arms and leg today.
The 1 arm is controlled by a cable system that the harness fits around my back and opens the hook by moving my arm forward. View attachment 288714
View attachment 288715
The second arm has a utility hand on it to do general chores and lifting weights. It opens and closes with muscle control in my forearm. Also my hand that I already have with 15 different finger configurations can be attached to this arm.
View attachment 288716
It's hard to see but that is a sulcata on the arms. The photo takes away some of the detail.
The last is my new leg.
View attachment 288717
View attachment 288719
That's not really Opo.
That's wonderful news...and you've become part tortoise to boot. ATortoise always wins the race.😊
 

Cathie G

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I know you would. It seems the people I thought were friends that I saved hundreds of dollars. Working on their homes have all disappeared. Even my fishing buddy went AWOL.
But I am the kind of person that will get it done. I have Rose!
I kinda of expected it though. I was warned things like this would happen. I was attending a amputee group and listened to some of the patients there. I understand some amputees might be angry and isolated. But I have kept my humor and try to stay accepting of the situation.
Well Mark thanks for the therapy session 😁
Send the bill,check will be in the mail.
Yes. Everyday people are half afraid when they deal with my brother also. I've tried to explain it to BVR and other of his government counselors and helpers. Even those professionals have trouble understanding what I'm saying and they've had an education. It's fear that keeps people from trying to help more. Fear they'll hurt your feelings by asking to help. Also coming face to face with how really fragile and precious life is. So they just avoid the issues by not being involved at all. The bottom line is I feel sorry for anyone that doesn't have a Joe in their life. Or a Ray.
 

Maro2Bear

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People are always looking for beneficial insects for their gardens & good seeds (grass) to grow for their torts. Just received my weekly ARABICO update, & they have lots of covercrop seeds available.


Take a look!
 

Ray--Opo

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Yes. Everyday people are half afraid when they deal with my brother also. I've tried to explain it to BVR and other of his government counselors and helpers. Even those professionals have trouble understanding what I'm saying and they've had an education. It's fear that keeps people from trying to help more. Fear they'll hurt your feelings by asking to help. Also coming face to face with how really fragile and precious life is. So they just avoid the issues by not being involved at all. The bottom line is I feel sorry for anyone that doesn't have a Joe in their life. Or a Ray.
Thanks Cathie, that gave me a different perspective. 😁
 

Maro2Bear

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Dark, cold, rainy morning. Yuck. Bad enough most things are shut down, or crowded, or under stocked. But overcast gloom & wet & muddy means not much gardening time.

I’m continuing to add to my Christmas inventory of goods to get on Etsy or our local street markets...

Went with a dark green sparkly tree (center) instead of the brighter gold / green motif!
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Yvonne G

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It's really dark here today. The clouds are quite low and hardly any light is coming through. Supposed to rain off and on the next three days. I thought my wood-stove-fire-building-days were over with for the season, but I was cold enough in here this a.m. for me to make a fire.

I'm trying to remember that I have to get up early tomorrow morning in order to make it to the store at 6a for the senior citizen's shopping experience. I'm almost out of T-paper and there's never any on the shelves when I go in during the day, so early, early it is!

Guess I'd better go out and do my animal chores while it's still dry out there. . .
 

Ray--Opo

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Dark, cold, rainy morning. Yuck. Bad enough most things are shut down, or crowded, or under stocked. But overcast gloom & wet & muddy means not much gardening time.

I’m continuing to add to my Christmas inventory of goods to get on Etsy or our local street markets...

Went with a dark green sparkly tree (center) instead of the brighter gold / green motif!
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Those look great. What kind of wood did you use?
 

Ray--Opo

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It's really dark here today. The clouds are quite low and hardly any light is coming through. Supposed to rain off and on the next three days. I thought my wood-stove-fire-building-days were over with for the season, but I was cold enough in here this a.m. for me to make a fire.

I'm trying to remember that I have to get up early tomorrow morning in order to make it to the store at 6a for the senior citizen's shopping experience. I'm almost out of T-paper and there's never any on the shelves when I go in during the day, so early, early it is!

Guess I'd better go out and do my animal chores while it's still dry out there. . .
Wish we could get some rain here. I think its been about a month. The grass is brown. I have been watering a area to try and keep green for Opo.
 
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