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  2. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday December 5 2019

    amoLu, I can see how that would be a scary living situation. Isn't there someone there familiar with your situation who might have at least checked in on you during or after the hullaballoo of the big fire?? I mean, YIKES! Kind of a P.I.A. to have to start planning, but the fire provides a good incentive to get going on something that puts you in a much safer living situation. I had a friend who described sudden epiphanies as "being hit between the eyes with a dead, wet, cold squirrel. " A colorful description of something that gets your attention in an unpleasantly shocking way. Anyway, I would/will hope you can find a place that is safe, convenient, and not too expensive. I await the next 'chapter' ... YIKES! PS: what is Twsp?
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  4. amoLucia

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Housing development really needs to be carefully planned. I live in a small condo community with small multi-unit quadriplexes (like 4 small units come together at the interior point, like AZ, UT, CO & NM in the 'Four Corners' west states. I really only think of my next-door neighbor as my neighbor, like in a semi-attached home where our center wall is adjoining. Well, about 1 month ago, there was a BIGGGG FIRE in a unit building abutting the communal parking lot across to my unit. It made all the local TV news accounts. I SLEPT THRU IT!!! Never awoke from the noise or smell! That situation has really caused me some deep thought. I'm homebound, totally dependent with my walker, and I move slowly. I think - what would happen if that fire jumped the parking lot? Add to the situation that I have supplemental oxygen tanks for my cpap. And only a front door. Damn! I don't want to be an evening news bulletin! I believe the unit that started that fire was Twsp-owned. I don't know but they may have provided some special housing arrangement. And we do have a few unit rentals that are limited in numbers because too many rentals in a community makes for difficult mortgaging & financing. I'm really giving some thought to my safety and that on a larger scale. Am posting this not to lose it. To be continued ...
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  6. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Just dropped by to say all is well. No big symptoms to battle. And Nannie has been good (hope that is not like the "Q" word; like maybe I should say she's been "G"?) all day and throughout sunset. Nice change!
  7. nursej22

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Hello, enjoying my day off. My jog/walk this morning was not the struggle that it was a couple of weeks ago, so that feels pretty good, except that I may have a touch of Achilles tendinitis, so doing lots of stretching and massage. Bedsheets are in the dryer, bird feeders are full, and bills paid. Stars, this is not what you needed, especially now. Hopefully it passes by the end of the day. Poison Control knows their stuff. Please take care. Joe, you are a rock star! I hope you have fun at the convention and get to see lots of old friends and perhaps make some new ones. Herring, housing is quite an issue here as well. Our county has been struggling to build affordable housing, as well as shelter for the homeless. Mother-in-law units, or accessory dwelling units are become popular for single family homes to use as rentals. My little town is considering waiving property taxes for 7 years on multiple-family dwellings, but question is who will pay for the impact of more families , such as roads, schools and fire/police. Dianah, we have a white elephant gift exchange coming up, so I need to hunt around for something fun. You need to post a pic of you and dh once your Dickens garb is complete. Ted, wishing you a steady, but not busy shift. Hullo to everyone who comes along...
  8. Ted

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Good Afternoon! Just a very quick "hello", unfortunately. Just woke up from Second Sleep. Will be getting ready to go to work, shortly. Work was a nice and steady busy, last night. I was "Mr. Shift Director" last night. The most challenging thing that was done, last night, was helping out to calm a very confused and forgetful individual who was insisting on going home. After much persuasion, the poor soul eventually calmed down and went to sleep. "Vitamin A", given by the person's nurse earlier, might have had a helping hand with that. The ER was its usual busy for part of the night. As for tonight?!? Who knows where I'll be working. If there're no patients in the ICU, I could be working anywhere. Looking forward to the 3-day week-end off. Will be spending part of the week-end ensuring that the financial stuff associated with the hurt Jeep will be squared away. Gosh. . . Got to get going. Hope all have a peaceful night, tonight. Cheers! Ted
  9. No Stars In My Eyes

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Boogitty-boogitty-SHOOP!
  10. herring_RN

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Oh No Stars! I'm praying for you to feel recover from this and feel better as the day goes on. The debate was somewhat interesting. Both debaters were real estate developers building apartment and condo building.They mostly agreed, but had different views on some things. One will not buile in a single family house neighborhood, because neighbors will be angry. They both agreed that more multi home buildings will not make traffic worse because people who now drive two hours or more one was to and from work. I left soon after Q&A began.
  11. herring_RN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    He is doing it with an executive order because Congress would not vote those changes in the Farm Bill. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-signs-executive-order-pushing-work-requirements-to-receive-welfare-benefits/
  12. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Jeepers Creepers! This morning I took my usual meds....and then I realized when I got my Bupropion refill yesterday, the pharmacy had given me a different size and shape pill ---without the notice that the med may be a different size and shape. SO! I have taken a double dose, and darn it all, it's an extended release tablet. GADS! I called the pharmacy, then my doc's office, who forwarded me to Poison Control. EEPS! But the very calm pharmacist at poison control said that since I have been on this med for several years, maybe I don't have to worry QUITE as much as I have been. I can expect to feel really jazzed up (not the pharmacist's words), which I am feeling....shaky hands, headache, irritability (oh joy) But, I don't have to be the one to go grocery shopping today because he told me to not drive, and stick close to home! Yeh, some folks will do anything to get out of grocery shopping. I just hope and pray that I don't have a seizure; never have had one, and don't care to start today! Anyway, I am to call the Poison Control folks back if it gets bad, and also call them back around ten o'clock tonight, to check in with them. This AM's coffee is decaf, and I have a large sippycup of water to drink frequently through out the day, as instructed. Some of my jitters are from being scared and nervous, but I do feel reassured after talking to Poison Control. dianah, thank you for your lovely post to me at the end of yesterday's Daily Diary. I probably won't post until later this evening because my fingers aren't cooperating very well on the keyboard. Just wanted to share this morning's excitement.... Laydah!
  13. toomuchbaloney

    First word that comes to mind.....

    The pony
  14. toomuchbaloney

    Impeachment

    A joke. That's bad journalism right there. It was an analogy and it was not wrong. It was not insulting to the love child. It definitely triggered Gaetz. Melania's response was right on cue, she quickly tweeted so that the witness would stop saying mean things about her husband, who can name his child Barron but can't make him a baron.
  15. dianah

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Hello Joe! Congrats on getting the quota of questionnaires done! That's a load off your mind! I am excited for you, having the convention coming up! Kind of like me going to a bluegrass festival: it's different every time, and you look forward to the differences, but you also kinda know what to expect re: format. I slept well. Am getting things together for a gag gift for the White Elephant gift exchange, this Friday. Will fill you in later. Also, I ordered a frock coat for dh to wear to the Currier and Ives Christmas event, a week from Sunday. I am anxious to see how the costumes look all assembled, and am anxious to see if things arrive in time for Friday's party. We should have more rain on the weekend. Have a good day!
  16. No Stars, this is very good to hear. I could not have cared for my MIL, honestly, and she was less of a "case" than Nannie. I am so relieved you have a treatment lined up for the gypsies, you and dh are supporting each other during these trying times, you have mental health/wellness support from someone who knows you well, and that you were able to turn up the burner just a notch for appropriate MD support and treatment changes for Nannie. Better and safer for ALL of you. Again, hang in there!
  17. Joe NightingMale

    Thursday December 5 2019

    Morning Productive work day yesterday, with 2 completed questionnaires. So that leaves little to do today And I only work a half day today. Will do laundry then run by the convention to get registered. Took more than an hour last time, hopefully it will be quicker this time Had dinner with J last night, thankfully he let me know he was running late and we pushed dinner plans back a bit. Seems things are going well with the new puppy, the other dogs don't seem to mind Tomorrow I'll probably spend the majority of the day at the convention. Might get out for a hike in the morning as the weather should be nice
  18. No Stars In My Eyes

    First word that comes to mind.....

    I'm going to have to look up jazz dances from 1948, 'cause I can't think of a single one!
  19. No Stars In My Eyes

    Wednesday - December 4th, 2019 - Good Morning!

    I've got an appt this coming Mon. for a shot in my right shoulder bursa, and 2 days after Christmas for a shot in the right L-4 area. Makes more sense than amputating my whole right side, so that's how that's going to go. Hubby spoke w/ Nannie's previous doctor, who has been a long-time church friend, and had years of experience w/ Nannie and has a good amount of seniority over the newer doctor. Hubby explained details of how Nannie's actions and speech/words have gone downhill weekly. So, she called the newer doc, who then called hubby. He said that as hard as we have been trying, it very well may be that we aren't going to get to keep her at home if there are too many more nights like last night, throwing things at us and her increasing belligerence, and the incredible confabulations and hallucinatory people and events that occur daily. He said he wants us to 'keep in close touch w/ him', observe and report her behavioral changes for a while longer. [Not sure about the psych evaluation, which I understood to be something that takes place over the phone?] He said he may double her med to quiet down her outbursts, if she keeps it up the way she has been. Her next option might be a facility w/ a locked Alzheimer's-Unit. As odd as it may sound, I feel less heavy and a bit more hopeful. [It goes to show that sometimes it really is WHO you know, y'know?} My psychologist is wonderful; my having seen her off and on for 35 years makes getting down to the nitty-gritty easier. With our history, there's so much I DON"T have to catch her up on or explain about myself. And hubby brought me a double bouquet of Crazy Daisys, which I love, soooo bright and colorful, because he said her never expected to have to put me through all we've had to deal with, and to express how grateful he is for all the things I've contributed to help with Nannie's care. I don't mind the actual old-fashioned nursing care, for me, that's just on automatic and not particularly hard. To tell you the truth I have always begun a case with a one-shift 'try-out' with PD patients. I would have requested to be off Nannie's case in a heart-beat. I am much, much better with very crabby old guys, than women-who-always-whine, and over-dramatize. If I had a nice old lady to care for I'd stay with her. But even with 2-3 year long cases, I DID get off-duty and go home after 8 to 12 hours. I think things are heading in a better and 'right' direction.
  20. Good evening! Slept really well, only drawback was I had to wake up with an alarm, to get ready for work! Woke up to rain, too (which was not unexpected). Got in the car to go to work, and as it was raining, I activated the windshield wipers. Funny thing was, only the driver's side was getting cleared. What????? I asked. OH! Someone had stolen the windshield wiper blade!!! I stopped the car, stopped the windshield wipers, and phoned dh to notify him. After work I did a couple errands, starting with getting a new wiper!! Honestly, some people's children!! To steal a windshield wiper!! Really??? No rain forecast tomorrow. Am home now, tummy is full, and we watched a Father Brown episode. It was a crazy day at work. Just crazy, but we all got through it. Ds and dil are on their way back to Ohio. It was sure nice to see them, and enjoyed spending time with them. Christmas will be quiet. Will likely get a couple gift cards for oldest ds and that's it. Dh and I don't need anything, really. We had a lot of trips last year that were very special, I count those as early Christmas gifts. Hope you have a good evening.
  21. Hi. My usual half day turned into 6 hours. Quick stop at the grocery store and then a message from husband that he won't be home for dinner. Went for a walk/jog, then fell asleep with the dog in my lap. Was going to scramble some eggs with broccoli and cubed potatoes, but we are out of eggs. Reminds me of an old joke " I have the Midas touch, every thing I touch turns into a muffler." Yeah, Ted, body work is expensive. My understanding is that doors are actually pretty complicated. They may just replace the whole door. Oh, one good part of today: at the all staff breakfast this morning (this is a December tradition) we had a trivia contest and my table won. They had various questions about public health. After 4 tie breakers, we won.
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  23. No Stars In My Eyes

    Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty In Death of Trayvon Martin

    Seems to me that Zimmerman is the one who fabricated 'evidence'. He should have been jailed and kept there for lying through his teeth; He murdered Trayvon.
  24. toomuchbaloney

    Impeachment

    Matt Gaetz is really triggered.
  25. toomuchbaloney

    Impeachment

    Louie Gohmert is just a gift to this process. His comments are so comical.
  26. No Stars In My Eyes

    Wednesday - December 4th, 2019 - Good Morning!

    It's 12 noon~ Have a 3:15 appt with the PA at the Neuro-Spine place about my R shoulder bursitis, and the renewed hip, leg, knee, shin, ankle aches, pains, and spasms. Supposed to be sunny and in the low 60's the next three days. I have to go get Nannie dressed now.
  27. GrumpyRN

    Game of Groans

    Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree? Shows you it works.
  28. GrumpyRN

    Game of Groans

    Talking of elephants, why do elephants paint their toe-nails red? So they can hide in cherry trees.
  29. Morning Ted. That is a lot of money Stars that sounds like e good plan. Sorry Nannie has been so difficult lately Work was kinda tiring, had a meeting, and two people who requested I call them back in the afternoon who then didn't answer. I made some additional calls and finally found someone willing to talk and answer the questionnaire. Work is now saying they'll be more flexible with the productivity standards. I'm still going to try to do a questionnaire per day. Need one more for this week and Ill be good Did grocery shopping yesterday. Just need to get laundry done and I'll be ready for the convention. Some people I know are arriving today Meeting J for dinner at one of our usual places
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