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Morning

Quiet day yesterday.   Got the fingerprints done for the Michigan license.   Did the cooking and ran a few errands and that was it.  Was hot and humid so I stayed indoors and watched TV and cross stiched

Today I'm headed outside as it's significantly cooler and rain is unlikely.  Not sure if I'm meeting dad today for lunch, forgot to call him until fairly late last night and left a message.  

Skipping Svengoolie again tonight as he has Mr Sardonicus which is a dull one.

Was odd yesterday, had relatively little to do and it was't even Saturday

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Good morning!
 

Hi Joe, have a good day whatever transpires.

Dianah and Herring, was reading about the new earthquake and the fires it spawned.  Yikes.

J22, that's a long time for someone to expect you to wait.  What an odd policy.

Steph, not sure I would do well with a pizza parlor so close.  It's a comfort food.  I could see me in times of stress and weakness indulging.  

Ted, glad that Mason checked out okay.  Elder dogs can be a challenge as their personalities do indeed change.  

Stars, I actually got lost driving around the NC mountains once on a solo vacation there.  I pulled into an old timey gas station and the accents were so thick I could barely understand.  They were soo redneck, this city gay boy was a bit nervous.  😂

Had a decent day off yesterday.  Cooks some lentils and Greek lemony potatoes and enjoyed that.  Meeting best friend for dinner out somewhere.  He's more mobile but can't manage steps.

 

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Morning-

It's hot and humid today, with thunderstorms expected later.  Today will be a do stuff around the house day.  I have to empty my old bureau that wouldn't make it up the stairs, and put everything in the new bureau upstairs.  I can probably weed out some stuff that I haven't worn in a while.

We went to CT to see Fiance's brothers and Dad yesterday. Fiance's grandfather had a beach house on Long Island sound where he spent his childhood summers.  His younger brother ended up buying it from their father, tearing down the cottage, and building a year round home.  He and his family never go near the beach, and he doesn't have anything to do with his neighbors.  He's a bit of an odd duck, with some interesting views on things. We went to the beach and talked to a lot of the old timers that still remember Fiance as a child.  They all asked why his brother was so standoffish.  We spent a little time with his father and other brother, but they didn't stay long.  Fiance's mother will not come down because she's afraid of the nuclear power plant that is not too far away.  She is convinced it "gave her cancer".  I think the 40 years of 1-2 packs of cigarettes a day is a more likely cause, but what do I know?I 

Joe-I hope you get to see Dad today.  I think we're getting your cooler weather tomorrow.

Tweety-Glad that BF is getting out of the house.  Greek lemony potatoes sound delicious!

Hope all have a good day.

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Good morning, my wait ended shortly after I posted yesterday. dh was pretty groggy, a little nauseous but made it hope without "issue". I was mildly irritated that they didn't tell me until the time of  the appointment he would need a liquid diet for 2 days, and pureed for 1-2 weeks, although I guess he would need soft foods. Then the office attendant said he would need pureed for 8 weeks, and the oral surgeon said 4 weeks. He got bone grafts, so has to be careful. The pharmacy said the insurance declined to pay for 2 days of percocet. Whatever. 

I need to go get my pre-procedure blood drawn this am. I should have done it yesterday but forgot. And I got a bill from the hospital for my ablation that I haven't even had yet. They "generously" said I could wait to pay my estimated cost of $1500 on day of procedure. Packing is on the agenda for camping trip that starts tomorrow. And dh wants the lawn mown, youngest ds has 2 pairs of pants that need shortening. Going to be busy. It is 61 and overcast, so I guess that's good for getting work done, but I wants sunshine! 

Dh got turned turned around driving from Appomattox Courthouse to Bristol, TN. He thought he would get off the interstate for a leisurely drive. He said he it started to look like the movie Deliverance and he got a little spooked. He did say it was beautiful, though.

 

 

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Good Morning!

It's a hot, humid and sunny (for now) day in this part of the world. I was going to mow. But, dang! It's hot and humid. Supposedly, we're getting thunder storms in a few hours. Because of this, TOMORROW is supposed to be less oppressive, weather-wise. So, (cough, cough), I plan on mowing tomorrow. (Chuckles to himself.)

For those living in California. . . . Gosh, I hope you all are safe!!! Another earthquake. According to the news, it was 7.1 on the richter scale! This is alarming. Again, I hope that these recent earthquakes are precursors to The Big One! But then, what constitutes "The Big One"?? (Seen too many Hollywood movies about catastrophic earthquakes in California.) You all are welcomed to come over here in this part of the world. There're less earthquakes here. (But we do get them, on rare occasions. Teeny-tiny ones.)

The Agatha Christie play, that Amy is in, is going well. Amy is enjoying her time on stage, of course. She said that the seats were almost full, and said that the audiences are enjoying the play. It's good to see Amy involved with something that she loves to do.

Mayson was gorked this morning after getting his medication last night. He slept well, which was nice. But, he had a hard time getting himself up to walk and eat this morning. That is not cool. However, it seems that the medication quickly wore off after he ate his breakfast. He spent a good portion of the morning roaming around outside, sure-footed and focused. More importantly, his spirits seem good. Again, we'll see how well Mayson responds to this medication. We will stop it if it effects him in a negative way. This is all new to us. It is disconcerting, to say the least.

Nothing much else going on. To those who live in California, be safe! To those who live in hot and humid areas, keep cool. To everyone, hope you all have a pleasant weekend. 🙂

Ted

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Many neighbors were frightened by the long lasting shaking and rolling here more than 100 miles away from the epicenter. If it had been here there would have been many buildings damaged, more fires, electrical outages and such. 

I've walked around West Hollywood. It is high density with houses and apartments full of residents. Almost every block has a park like vacant lot with a drinking fountain, benches, shade trees and flowers. Some even have restrooms and/or playground equipment. Lots of friendly people were walking dogs. When I lived there in the sixties it was nice too. Almost everyone was Jewish or gay. Now there are young and old people with MANY backgrounds. 

I'm glad it happened where people from all over the state could respond and help.

BUT after the quaking last evening I thought about how that lovely community would be damaged. I'm not sure about here. 

Have a good Saturday nurses!

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Shaking Rattling, and Rolling...not my idea of fun! Someone asked me if my brother in CA felt the earthquake, but I have no idea. Last year I emailed him to find out after an earthquake, how they'd fared, he said earthquakes are a dime a dozen and he had slept through it. Acted kind of like I was stupid for asking, which made me p.o'd. I said to pardon me for being concerned about a relative. Same thing with the big fires, although that time he did say that he and his wife planned to go to stay in their boat if their area was to be evacuated. Never did hear how that all panned out, but I remember my sister saying she'd contacted him and he said their area was not burned.  Way long ago, he had wanted to get as far away from family as he could, and he did, physically. Now he is further away than ever, ignoring all of us. I don't understand, but 'Ppfftt!' on him!  He doesn't have to call, but an email now and again would be nice. Dream on, Stars.

Hubby is mowing the lawn AGAIN! I didn't think it was long enough to mow yet. Nannie says, "He just loves that riding lawn mower. He's so proud of that yard. He mows and edges and uses the thingamajig (blower) and waters the flowers and feeds his birds. He's so proud of the yard!"  Ted, you'd not care to being around Nannie, as she is The Lawn Nazi. After he is through with the yard work, if it doesn't rain, she will go out and walk the periphery of the yard, inspecting everything. She always complains about the very back, downhill part of the yard, beyond the fence of our neighbor's yard, where their property abuts ours. That grass down there is uneven, or longer, or whatever. Hubby tells her it is part of the neighbor's property and he does not mow their property, nor does he have any control over WHEN or how the neighbor mows it. Nannie thinks "it doesn't look very good", when the 'mact of the fatter' is that NOBODY CAN EVEN SEE IT! It's in the back, it's downhill, and if you stood on our roof you still couldn't see it!

Yeah, well, he is and he isn't mowing because he's happy with his new mower and the way the yard looks. He always liked to work in the yard when we lived in the mountains, but SOME of what he is doing NOW is more like getting out of the house and away from Nannie!!!! And who can blame him? It's the perfect get-away excuse, and avoids her Lawn Nazi comments about how the yard got 'messed up' from the wind blowing leaves and small branches down last night. A couple of weeks ago she started in on how "someone" was going to have to clean up in the very back, where there are tipped over trees and tangled bushes beyond the lawn. Hubby said that area has NEVER been cleared out in the 44 years she's lived here, and it isn't part of our lot, anyway. 

Nannie is telling me things she remembers about when I had a broken ankle, but she was never there for that. I went to a family reunion for hubby's dad's family and was wearing a walking boot by then; that's when she saw me. And earlier than that, after we were married, she says she remembers how one time ....GET THIS!...I stayed at my husband's ex-wife's house and she had put up a little cot for me to sleep on...HUH? I didn't contradict anything she said until she got to that part, I mean, uh, no-no-no-no-no-NO-WAY! Not sure who she has me confused with, but she keeps on telling me things she remembers, but wow, what a scattered, erratic conglomeration of mixed-up fragments. She murmurs in rising and falling sounds that are supposed to be words, all said from the back of her throat in that exaggerated Southern accent, so it is almost all incomprehensible. She used to be a soloist singer (soprano) for years at church, so I know she was once familiar with using her diaphragm to project her voice. Not no mo', though. 

Guess I'm going to go make my bed so I can get away from the jabbering. She is now telling me how my oldest grand-daughter is married and she got an invitation to go to the wedding, but nobody else did. What she's thinking about, but doesn't realize it, was when the gr-dgt graduated high school 6 months ahead of her class . She does have a boyfriend, but isn't married. OH BROTHER! It is getting weirder and weirder!Nannie's husband was alive when in fact he'd already passed and her grand-dgt, she named as having died, and the graduation/supposed wedding and OMG!!!!!

Two hours until the Braves play today. Last night Nannie went to bed early because it was "the stupidest thing, all they are doing is playing around"...hubby said, they are PLAYING a GAME. Gonna be an 'interesting' ballgame with her so scrambled up!

Eeesh! Outta here!

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Stars, people around here can be a bit like your brother about hurricanes.  People stock up on booze and have a party.

Ted, glad you had another excuse not to mow.  😂

Herring, I think the same thing about hurricanes.  We are so vulnerable here in my county where there about a million people in a small county.  It would be horrendous compared to other areas on the coast.  A big one hit just south of us and it wasn't as populated, and like you said the more populated areas could send help.

My parents (and me because I was very young) lived through "The Great Alaskan Earthquake".  I think I told this story before.  There was no fear in me, I was in a nursery while my parents were out shopping and we just went outside.  Must have drove my parents nuts to be away from us.  Mom said the initial earthquake while terrifying didn't wreck her nerves as much as the "aftershocks" did for days afterwards.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Alaska_earthquake

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Tweety: I barely remember the Alaska quake in the news. From your link I now know it was really a bad one, a magnitude 9.2, with tsunamis, collapsed buildings, damaged roads, and 131 deaths and many injuries. Glad you and your parents were OK.

I was 19 living with Grandma, attending college, and working in a donut shop. (I ate enough free donuts for a lifetime so they don't tempt me) 

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When that 1964 Anchorage earthquake happened I was in an oblivious-to-the-world state, being as how I was not-quite-14 years old. I may have seen a picture or two in LIFE magazine, but I can't say I really remember it. The photo of 4th Ave looks horrendous!

I was watching a World Series game when the earthquake hit LA. I wasn't even following any team that year, but I was home, and bored, so I thought What the Heck, I'll watch the World Series. When the camera started shaking, I was puzzled, until the announcer said, "Is that an earthquake? We're having an earthquake!" I was standing in my living-room with my jaw dropped open and was holding my breath! YIKES! Watching a live-action earthquake as it happened, was unbelievable!

Have you seen the movie about the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco; it was starring Clark Gable and Jeannette MacDonald. Without any computers, the special effects they used in the 1940's when the movie was made, were pretty astonishing and realistic. At least they looked so to me!

It would scare the crap out of me to 'be there' (anywhere!) when an earthquake was occurring!

 

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When the 1994 Northridge quake happened I was at work giving an alert ventilated patient a bath. The basin and water went to the floor. The lights went off, on and then off again. (The back up generator in the basement had fallen off it's base)

I put a blanket on the wet floor and began bagging her. Someone outside yelled, "Get out! The place is going to blow!" (it did not)

We had a great charge nurse hero who helped get ambulatory patients in rooms with the ventilators. Pulse oximeters and IV pumps worked for about 30 minutes. Good thing we Spicy (seasoned) nurses remembered how to count drops. 

The ceiling became paper mache falling in clumps because of a leak. Many of us had flashlights that shined when squeezed so we held the with our teeth. It was DARK. So much had fallen on the floor we couldn't get in the med room. We charted on whatever paper we could find. All out patients did OK. 

NICU staff took the babies to the ER where they had a working generator. 

It was SO GOOD when the sun began to rise and we got light through the windows.

Many off duty staff and managers came in to help. During the day our building was evacuated and ICU and CCU patients went to PACU. There was just privacy screens between us an where they put L&D. Our patient were really great and when a baby was born the old ladies cheered.

When I got home and in bed the cat was really upset. He scratched me in the ear canal. Using a stethoscope was torture for about a week.

Glad the Ridgecrest hospital had less damage.

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herring,

WOW!  😮

Good Lord!  😟

Amazing!  😯

SCARY!   😖

YIKES! What a time you all had!  

And how well y'all handled it! 👏

herring -- ❤️ You are some kind of woman, lady!!!

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