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Elf Magic (Update, with Ale)
09/19/2011, 18:33:50

    The Elf Herself writes:

    That old Elf Magic my granny taught me back in Skara Brae centuries ago still works; I'm (almost) aw' better now. Three months ago, I couldn't raise my right arm above my shoulder or walk more than half a city block without extreme fatigue. Now I can hang the laundry out to dry (I'm old-fashioned enough to prefer line-dried clothes to dryer-dried. They smell nicer.) I had to report for jury duty a couple of weeks ago (no, I wasn't selected and rode the city bus to the courthouse for a week. The stop is maybe a kilometer away, which I walked briskly.

    So enough about me. Let's all quaff down a mug or two of Recovery Red Ale to celebrate! Bones, if you'll please pour? Thank you! Here are two or three kegs to serve everybody.

    Love to you all,
    Elf

    P. S. The only reason it's "almost" but not "completely" healed is because of the bruise I STILL have on my right knee, and the rib and scapula that occasionally let me know that they're not completely knit. Pain about one-half on that famous hospital query, "On a scale of 1 to 10, how intense is your pain?"





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Welcome back, dear Elf. To your health!
09/20/2011, 01:32:37

    Bones writes:

    It sounds like you're doing all the right stuff. Keep it up!




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Thank you. (Samples some brew.)
09/20/2011, 21:09:46

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That's great!
09/20/2011, 06:01:47

    Peter2 writes:

    Here's to your health, may it continue to improve! *drinks*

    I was talking to a perfumer many years ago about the smell of line-dried clothes (this was in my previous job). He said they'd tried to identify the components of the smell. They couldn't do it - the only one they could pick out was, would you believe, soot!





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Clean laundry
09/20/2011, 21:07:53

    The Elf Herself writes:

    I read somewhere that the main component of line-dried laundry scent is ozone. Wonder if that's true?




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I would be surprised if that were true.
09/21/2011, 05:58:38

    Peter2 writes:

    Ozone is a gas, and would have to be present in perceptibly higher quantities on the clothes than in the surrounding environment for you to pick out the smell. I guess it's possible for the sunlight and the oxygen in the air to act on something in the fabric to generate an ozone precursor which then slowly releases the gas, but off-hand, I cannot think what it would be. Ozone is very reactive.

    Incidentally, ozone is a powerful oxidant, and it smells very like chlorine bleach.





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That's good news
09/20/2011, 23:31:45

    Brian writes:

    Very glad to hear you're much better!




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