I reached a milestone today.

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And not one that someone would typically celebrate.  No, the milestone that I reached today was the one where I finally could not open a jar of salsa.  So I tried a different jar because I’m sitting here on bread baking day watching “Master and Commander” on HBO and salsa and chips sounded pretty good to me.  The second jar didn’t open either.  So we tried the third and final jar it the seal finally gave way.

My fingers hurt from trying but not as much as my ego.  Yeh, that’s slightly more than bruised right now.  The fingers hurt from a tab bit of arthritis that developed from the sins of my youth.  I can take a little Ibuprofen for that and they’ll feel much better soon.  There’s not much that I can take for the ol’ ego lest it be a bit of rum or maybe some wine later on for my supper.

I went to Amazon and ordered a good jar opener.  Such is life I guess.

 

 

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19 thoughts on “I reached a milestone today.

    cathysrealcountrygardencom said:
    March 21, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Just got diagnosed with arthritis yesterday. Feeling very old! Tapping screw lids against the edge of a kitchen counter top a few times works virtually every time. Onwards and upwards!

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      Jim responded:
      March 21, 2017 at 4:58 PM

      being old isn’t because you have arthritis. being old is a state of mind. having arthritis is just something we deal with because we are well used but still productive. we just need a little oiling is all. 😉

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    Dewy said:
    March 19, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    I was going to say the same the butter knife works 😂 either that or ask a man to help. That’s how I get my jars opened.

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      Jim responded:
      March 19, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      what is it with all of you ladies trying to put a knife in my hands???

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        Dewy said:
        March 19, 2017 at 7:12 PM

        We’re trying to teach you knife skills 😂

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        Jim responded:
        March 19, 2017 at 7:14 PM

        I have knife skills when it comes to slicing and dicing and chopping. this way sounds like an accident of my own making waiting to happen LOL

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    Yinglan said:
    March 19, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    Good for you. You just once again proved there are some things in life that can be solved with a click of a button.

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    vanbytheriver said:
    March 19, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Salsa jar challenge…it was bound to happen, don’t be so hard on yourself.

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      Jim responded:
      March 19, 2017 at 6:12 PM

      OK. I still ordered the jar opener. LOL

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    swo8 said:
    March 19, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    As A Perfectmindstorm, noted, all you have to do is break the seal. A butter knife or a plain old can opener under the rim to let a little air in and you’ll hear a pop. Easy to open then. I do it all the time if my strong armed fellow is otherwise busy.
    Leslie

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    Anna said:
    March 19, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Shall I say congratulations to you for the milestone? “Pling”

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      Jim responded:
      March 19, 2017 at 3:08 PM

      it’s not much of a milestone. I think it’s one of those “Getting Older” milestones. “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 21, 2017 at 2:33 PM

        Those milestones comes in plenty. Like the bills 😉 “pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 21, 2017 at 3:49 PM

        ugh! bills! “pling”

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        Anna said:
        March 22, 2017 at 1:17 PM

        And they don’t even come with “plings”. There’s no fun at all with them. “Pling”

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        Jim responded:
        March 22, 2017 at 3:42 PM

        bills stink. “pling”

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    A Perfectmindstorm said:
    March 19, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    All you have to do is take a butter knife and put it under the rim of the lid till the seal pops. Works everytime for me. Otherwise I would never be able to open anything.

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      Jim responded:
      March 19, 2017 at 2:01 PM

      oh that would probably end up with me stabbing myself.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 19, 2017 at 2:03 PM

        Nah, it’s real easy. Try it sometime

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