Jump to content
  • Welcome to the TransPulse Forums!

    We offer a safe, inclusive community for transgender and gender non-conforming folks, as well as their loved ones, to find support and information.  Join today!

Good morning All. Coffees on.


KymmieL

Recommended Posts

@JoniSteph Cute Miata.  I have a black one that my GF gave me a couple years back.  I don't drive it much.  Actually, I don't drive anything very much.  But a convertible is very nice for mild spring days.  I'm guessing that you do your own car work? 

Link to comment
  • Replies 23.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Willow

    2053

  • KymmieL

    1660

  • Mmindy

    1397

  • Ivy

    1198

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

  • Forum Moderator

@JoniSteph  Very nice.  I have a '95 Miata with 110K miles on it.  So much fun!!

Looks like you've got some tasteful interior modifications.

 

Jani

Link to comment

@awkward-yet-sweet I do what I can except for the mechanical and oil changes. As I do not have an enclosed area to work in and this old body is falling apart, haha, I do the time consuming little jobs.

I put about 8,500 miles on it in the 6 months of favorable weather. :)

 

 

Have a great day all

Big Canadian Hugs all around

JoniSteph

Link to comment

Hi @Jani, glad to see others enjoy the greatest little sports can going. I know - matter of opinion. Lol

Other than the few mods, the car is original. No body work though a repaint was done at some point.

 

Have a great day all

Big Canadian Hugs all around

JoniSteph

 

Link to comment

My plan is that I have an agreement with my therapist that I can text her anytime. I always start by saying I am not going to do anything to myself and then say but this is how I'm feeling. It really helps because she knows me and understands my issues and I feel validated about my feelings just by texting her. That true validation of my feelings makes me feel like I can value myself for real. She will call me to talk if I need it. I haven't needed that particular phone call so far, but if I did, I would start by saying I am not going to act on what I am about to say. Prevents those horrible (I've heard) visits by police. 

Link to comment
29 minutes ago, Dillon said:

It really helps because she knows me and understands my issues and I feel validated about my feelings just by texting her.

That's true progress when dealing with the medical community. I realized a few years ago that I had amassed so many medical "helpers," and each time I'd meet with one I'd be asked, "Tell me again what your situation is … " It was exhausting. In the end I chose the doctor I felt was most interested in me and always seemed to remember my "situation" so I'd not be asked to explain it all over again. Well done, Dillon! ––Rianon 

Link to comment
1 hour ago, JoniSteph said:

Intended to attach pictures, but had a brain fart and forgot. :)

 

Have a great day all

Big Canadian Hugs all around

JoniSteph

 

miata .jpg

Miata Interior.jpg

Beautiful Miata!! We had a '91 but had to seel it. Bought a '96 BMW Z3 new and am still driving it - just under 100k miles at this point.

Link to comment
1 hour ago, JoniSteph said:

@awkward-yet-sweet I do what I can except for the mechanical and oil changes. As I do not have an enclosed area to work in and this old body is falling apart, haha, I do the time consuming little jobs.

I put about 8,500 miles on it in the 6 months of favorable weather. :)

 

 

Have a great day all

Big Canadian Hugs all around

JoniSteph

I can sort of do an oil change, but that's about as far as I get into the equipment.  My husband is pretty handy and has a lot of tools.  He doesn't have a lot of time, but sometimes he'll do basic stuff with me, and often his kids help.  Last time we changed oil, his 9 year old daughter did most of it.  

 

My GF has a large shop - 10 bays.  She's a serious car girl.  When she stopped working a job to be a stay-at-home mom, she went into business for herself working on classic vehicles and fixing up several houses that she rents out.  When she got me the Miata, she painted it, installed a turbo, and rebuilt the transmission.  I hate to tell her that I don't put my foot in it enough to actually feel a difference 🤭.  I tend to be pretty careful.

Link to comment
36 minutes ago, Rianon said:

dealing with the medical community.

She's like that because she's gay and she mostly gets it. All the clients at the agency where she works are seniors and lgbtq. I'm lucky that's available here. I've had straight therapists and omg. 

 

What you've experienced with medical people is all too common. The lack of training is frightening. And I'm sure they have several trans patients each year and act like it's new to them each time. 

Link to comment

Still washing down cold medicine with my coffee this morning, but trending better. Having some friends passing by my area on their way home from a road trip. I've known them both since college and one since we were 8, we belonged to the same YMCA. It's a nice day mid 70s.

 

I'm afraid I have never been a car person but I do like to go fast. Last time I worked on a car myself was Jan 1977 in the midst of the 'new ice age' in Chicago. I had to replace a brake line on Volkswagen Beetle on a major street at 19 below laying in slush and getting sprayed with slush by a city bus. every 20 mins. Couldn't afford to get it towed anywhere.

Link to comment

Science class has a sub and the work took about 10 minutes, so hi

Link to comment
10 minutes ago, miz miranda said:

I had to replace a brake line on Volkswagen Beetle on a major street at 19 below laying in slush and getting sprayed with slush by a city bus. every 20 mins.

Things seem to tear up at the worst time.  I used to do all our mechanicing before everything went to computers.  Since we always had older vehicles that was many years.  I quit changing my own oil when I realized I spent as much on the supplies as I could go to the oil change joint.  Plus, I didn't have to crawl up under the greasy thing.

Back in the day, we swapped engines and transmissions under a tree in the driveway.  One of my daughters went to the NASCAR school and is a mechanic now.  These days I don't do any more than I have to -- and grumble about that.

Link to comment
1 hour ago, Dillon said:

She's like that because she's gay and she mostly gets it.

My doctor is straight but she's a total sweetheart. Totally gets it! I sit down and she and I begin right where we left off the last time.

Link to comment
1 hour ago, ShawnaB said:

Found out my sister planned something for me for lgbt pride month,a photo shoot with me as Shawna.Found the lady that does this supports this community,she is bisexual finding out about me.Going to be one weekend

That sounds wonderful!! Your sister is awesome!!!!!

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Hi

 

Not feeling my normal self right now.  Somewhere between angry, upset or depressed.  The evening had started out decent but has gone to hell.  
 

Dog is unhappy, wife still stuck in Las Vegas airport and conversation turned ugly.  Oh and I’m not expecting it to get any better tomorrow presuming she makes it home.

 

So, I  like the Miata.  We’ve had a Fiat X1-9, and a Toyota MR2.  Both were POS’s but fun to drive.  I was constantly working on the Fiat, or fix it again Tony.  And the MR 2 was a paddle shift transmission.  Not exactly a stick, no clutch, but not an automatic either.  The transmission (or parts of it) went out 3 times in the four years we had it.  The first time was the first day we had it. I should have told them to scrub the deal.  We had it for 24 hours and they had it for the next 2 weeks.  Then about a year later a different part quit working and finally 2 years after that it quit again.  Never ever will I own another Toyota.  Id sooner buy a fix it again Tony.  Really got screwed over by Toyota and Toyota Financial Services.

 

 

Link to comment

Oh, @Willow, I'm sorry you're having a difficult evening. I know I can't do much to help but send good thoughts your way. And your F.I.A.T. comment made me laugh out loud. 

 

I hope everything works out better than you expect.

Link to comment
27 minutes ago, Willow said:

 Never ever will I own another Toyota.

Glad you enjoy the Miata.  Unfortunately, I've had issues with a Mazda truck that turned me against them.  I'll never buy another Mazda.

 

I hope things work out better than you expect.

Link to comment

Good morning, everyone!! I'm working on my first cup of coffee - looks like this day will require substantially more. My spring allergies seem to be kicking into high gear. Much cooler weather today so it looks like a day for indoor projects and reading.

 

I think I'll move my winter clothes downstairs into the storage closet and make room for some new lighter clothes. I'm loving expanding my wardrobe - watching for the 70% Off sale at Talbots. There are two popovers I'm dying to get and hoping that my size doesn't sell out before the price gets down to where I feel comfortable buying them. If not, it just wasn't meant to be.

 

Be safe and enjoy this beautiful day!!!

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning everyone,:coffee:

It has taken some time for me to catch up, after being gone camping for a few days.

 

I'm not a motor-head, car fanatic. However I really enjoyed working on cars and trucks in the 1970s and 1980s before computer circuit boards became mandatory. After that, I became more of a body work person, dealing with frames, suspensions, and exhaust. I agree with @Ivy and the oil change quick-lube places. I've owned commercial fleet trucks and SUVs since the 1990s and let the dealership worry about maintenance. That's one of the perks of owning a small business that teaches about transportation safety. 

 

I really love my health care team, and therapists since getting on medicare with a popular supplement care company with no premiums, and small co-pays. Oh and today is the day we pay taxes for a government that seams to be working to erase us. While I pay my taxes quarterly, April is the catch up date. It's always a pain in my bank account.

 

The warmer weather is a plus. I'm one of the fortunate who don't seam to have allergies to anything, and I love doing yard work.

 

Hugs,

 

Mindy🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

 

 

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning 

 

I’ve had my coffee, walked the dog and when I complete my thoughts I’ll have breakfast and go to the airport to pick up my wife.  She finally made it out of Vegas to Detroit and is now on a plane home from there.  
 

I learned to work on cars and motorcycles as a teen.  Like everyone else, there is no working on a computerized car at home. It takes many thousands of dollars for the specialized equipment.  No more replacing distributerpoints, rotor and cap.  They don’t exist.  If you really want you can still replace brake pads and a few other parts that can break but there isn’t much for the shad3 of a tree anymore.  And yes, it doesn’t cost anymore to go to the quick lube than to change oil yourself.  Last repair I made on my Explorer was it split the harmonic balancer and I replaced that and the belt it destroyed.  That was too much for this Septogenarium so I’m for sure done.

 

I was once in charge of a fleet of 10 class 6 40’ trucks, but maintenance was always done by a dealer or at a full service truck stop.

 

just a little added point about the Fiat X1-9, the distributor was between the engine and the firewall. Most home repairmen would cut a hole in the firewall to get a wrench on the clamp nut.  Never a good idea putting a hole in the firewall.  It’s called that for a reason.  There was actually a special wrench that the parts department of your local dealer claimed didn’t exist.  I had to tell them, just order this part number for me.  Sure enough a few days later they had my wrench.  It had the shape of a c with an extension on the handle end.  Hard to remember which way to turn it since you were working backwards.

 

Willow

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

As some can tell I am a motorhead through and through. I love working on something vehicle wise.

 

Well back to the grind today. I just hope I continue being employed.

 

My drugs in me, 1st cup just about gone. Then I need to get something to eat. get dressed. Then figure out if I want to show up early to work or not. I would go in early to do some writing on my stories. I have to figure if they deserve me showing up early. However, it is still my time. I can use it where ever I want.

 

TTFN, all.

 

Hugs,

Kymmie

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

We listed our house for sale.  The listing went live last night.  Right now, it has been up for only 22 hours and we already have 7 showings booked!!  Holy crap!  I knew the market was tight, but that is ridiculous.  The good news is that there could be a bidding war and we might get more than our asking price for it.

 

And, on the other hand, the house we have our eye on to buy isn't getting the attention the sellers want.  They contacted our realtor and asked if his clients (we) were still interested.  So they might be more willing to be flexible on their (high) price and we might be able to afford it.   Good for us both ways.

 

Gotta go and vacuum the place now.

Link to comment
18 minutes ago, KathyLauren said:

We listed our house for sale.  The listing went live last night.  Right now, it has been up for only 22 hours and we already have 7 showings booked!!  Holy crap!  I knew the market was tight, but that is ridiculous.  The good news is that there could be a bidding war and we might get more than our asking price for it.

 

And, on the other hand, the house we have our eye on to buy isn't getting the attention the sellers want.  They contacted our realtor and asked if his clients (we) were still interested.  So they might be more willing to be flexible on their (high) price and we might be able to afford it.   Good for us both ways.

 

Gotta go and vacuum the place now.

What awesome news on both accounts!!!!  Sending good thoughts that the sellers accept your bid!!!

Link to comment

Finishing my first cup. I want to go back to sleep, but I have the seniors lgbt center today. i added a second day, today, to my schedule because I spend too much time at home. I hope I'm up for it physically. Two people on their small staff are trans, so it's helpful to spend some time there. There's also one other trans member in addition to me, but she won't be there today.

 

Really, there are some people I think just don't know they're trans in the general membership, but that's up to them.

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Who's Online   11 Members, 0 Anonymous, 65 Guests (See full list)

    • awkward-yet-sweet
    • Jet McCartney
    • Susie
    • SamC
    • Lydia_R
    • MaryEllen
    • VickySGV
    • Ivy
    • Betty K
    • Genny
    • RaineOnYourParade
  • Recently Browsing   1 member

    • Mmindy

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      80.8k
    • Total Posts
      770.4k
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      12,111
    • Most Online
      8,356

    SimplyMadeloeine
    Newest Member
    SimplyMadeloeine
    Joined
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. austin_4
      austin_4
      (17 years old)
    2. Britany_Relia
      Britany_Relia
      (39 years old)
    3. Emily S
      Emily S
      (67 years old)
    4. Hoof Arted
      Hoof Arted
      (22 years old)
    5. n3eeko
      n3eeko
  • Posts

    • Lydia_R
      Totally!  I started HRT 21 months ago.  I'm 53yo now.  I mostly did not want the feminine genes of my family to take me over.  I told my doctor I wanted athletic breasts.  She has kept me on fairly low doses and I'm avoiding progesterone so far.   It's mostly mental for me.  Taking the pressure off from not having erections is soothing and changes my thinking.  I just want that stuff gone.  I had fun with it, but I'm over it.   I'm extremely happy with what has happened with my breasts.  Perhaps it took more than a year, but they have a feminine, athletic appearance now.  I don't notice changes in the rest of my body.  I've always enjoyed being thin and straight and have no desire for curves.  I can dig that butch with a feminine touch look.  I was upset at cutting my hair, but I'm liking it now.   It's fun to see all these young transwomen in my environment.  Everyone has their own style and the younger generation has a style of their own compared to us older people.   OK, back to baking a pie and doing some knitting....
    • Jani
      Quite the pairings!
    • Ivy
      I have one daughter who is left handed.  But she is fairly ambidextrous.  Apparently you have to be.
    • Ivy
      The time I spent "on the street" was mostly in the woods.  I dislike cities.  Even now my "bathroom" is out in the back yard, and has been for years.  When you're used to it, it's not so bad.  Helps one keep up with the seasons. I have no desire to live on the street in a city. Most of my adult kids live in cities.  It's nice enough for a visit, but I still prefer the country.
    • Jet McCartney
      ambidextrous in all areas haha
    • Ladypcnj
      It's amazing how we can use either hand to write with, not too many people can do that.
    • RaineOnYourParade
      Y'all be holding pencils like left handed people but I just hold my pens/pencils in ways that make people go "what the actual [squid]"
    • Ladypcnj
      Hi Ivy, I can relate to that holding my pencil in my left hand although I'm right-handed.
    • EasyE
      So I am two months into E therapy as of this week. What can I say? I am now a busty blond supermodel who doesn't look a day over 25. This stuff is amazing!   OK, so I exaggerate, lol ... Seriously, the effects have been subtle so far. I would say very slight "plumping" in the chest region. More pronounced feelings at times (especially anger, which I don't necessarily like). The downstairs feels ... different...  I can tell something is going on to affect that region. Things come and go. I do feel overall ... different. Still dealing with fatigue though not as much as last week...   Back story: I had treatment for head and neck cancer 20 years ago. One surgery removed a tumor in my lymph nodes. They took out a whole bunch of stuff from my neck that was anywhere close to the tumor, including part of my shoulder muscle on the left side. Since then, my shoulders are lopsided and things (i.e. my chest) tend to sag on that side. I have long joked that I had a "uni-boob". Well, maybe the other side is going to catch up a little? Right now, I wouldn't pass for female upstairs except for the uni-boob (and the fact that I keep everything shaved).    I nearly quit HRT last week. I have been pretty discouraged overall with my life, career, relationships, direction. I feel pretty rudderless at times, and nothing seems to be going anywhere. For a day, I just felt like HRT was going to add to the misery: who is going to want a "man with boobs" (I still really crave the affections of a female, which is why a lot of this is very confusing). But those feelings seemed to have passed or at least are on simmer... For now I will keep going.    I just don't think I can ever give up wanting to dress female or desiring to have a more feminine body shape. Where that leads, who the heck knows... What a strange life this is turning out to be ...
    • Lydia_R
      I've been feeling for decades about how completely awful the bathroom situation is in America.  We have these portable restrooms all over the place in the cities with people coming to empty them but there is a sewer right underneath them.  When I lived on the streets, at night if I had to go, I often walked 12 blocks to a portable restroom only to find that it is locked and then I would scour the city for a 20oz coke bottle to pee in.  It was sad when society had to fight stupid people making restrooms in parks unsafe.  It seems like things were better in the 70's.
    • Lydia_R
      Totally.   Coffee is too expensive this morning, but last month I hunted down some nice ginger and had that stored well in the meat drawer of my fridge that I don't use for meat.  Made a nice pot of ginger tea and played piano while it was boiling.   D-7  Bbmaj7  G-7  Bbmaj7  A7#9  repeat the cycle   Cmaj  Emin  Amin G  F  C/E (or is it E-?)  D (lydian!)  G   Fun stuff.  The Navy had me playing Jamiroquai's High Times on bass around South America.  Fun bass line on a 5 string bass!  I played it for the first time in 25 years the other day.  Sure was fun!  Not too into the lyrics.  Jay Kay is wonderfully melodic though.   Put on Allentown, sitting at my computer.  Someone has to do this work.  I can't really afford it, but I need a battery for my watch with hands.  I'm likely going to ride the bus there because I'm working on healing my feet.  I hate the bus, but this guy at that store can replace the battery in 20 seconds.  I'm lost without my watch.  My stupid clock in the kitchen went on "power saver" mode and the clock goes to sleep.  Not a good way to cook.  I use my watch for all kinds of things though.  I've got my old men's Timex on the ear of the stained glass owl in the entry.  It has a dead bat too.
    • Vidanjali
      "In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer." -Albert Camus   "Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God: God alone suffices." -St. Teresa of Avila
    • Lydia_R
      Happy Monday!  The cycle of it all....
    • Ivy
      I wonder about this sometimes.  If it were so, they would be in their 50's by now. It's not impossible.   Guess I'm a girl with a past.
    • Ivy
      Just a casserole with macaroni and leftover hamburger.  It will last me a couple of days or more. I frequently use my wok, but in the kitchen.
  • Upcoming Events

Contact TransPulse

TransPulse can be contacted in the following ways:

Email: Click Here.

To report an error on this page.

Legal

Your use of this site is subject to the following rules and policies, whether you have read them or not.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
DMCA Policy
Community Rules

Hosting

Upstream hosting for TransPulse provided by QnEZ.

Sponsorship

Special consideration for TransPulse is kindly provided by The Breast Form Store.
×
×
  • Create New...