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Tuesday January 7, 2014

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Good Morning to you all this frigid day,

 

Please be safe and rug up well if you have to venture out in this weather, I so feel for my colleagues having to get out with those thin scrubs on. Hubby heard that they were thinking of having this day off and using on call to manage call in from patients, have not seen anything in our work email about that yet.

 

Fever is up this morning but have only had one day's worth of those so am praying fever comes down and pain in ribcage eases today. Having a lot of pain when breathing but when I cough it is pure agony and I am a tough l'il cookie but OUCH.

 

Heading back to bed shortly when I have managed to drink my cup of tea, I think the cough syrup with codeine is making me feel slightly nauseated.

 

LOL Well let the dogs out to pee, they ran, conquered their needs and soon came dashing back in. I guess it is way too cold for them as well but now they are snuggled in their beds nice and warm.

 

Praying this Polar Vortex heads north and gives us all a break. We made history with the coldest morning since they started recording temps WOO HOO. LOL

 

Again please take care if/ when heading out in this mess, do not want any frozen AN buddies now do we?

 

Ok I am going to try and get this cup of tea in then head back to the horizontal position.

 

Much love to you all.

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Sabby I hope you feel better soon. I'm sure this cold weather isn't helping either.

Quiet day for me yesterday with the office closed. Spent most of my time indoors, was only out briefly to warm up the car. Applied for several more jobs, plan to do the same today.

Today the office should be open, so I'll be back to work. Behind, of course, but right now everyone is. Kind of glad I've been off since Friday, I needed a bit of a break.

Weather will be getting a lot better after today.

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Good Morning -

Sabby_NC - Sorry to read that you still feel miserable complete with fever and aching ribs. :( As Joe said, the frigid cold temperatures outside probably ain't making things feel better. If I recall correctly, frigid-cold air goes a long way in exacerbating pulmonary problems, especially for asthmatics. Please, YOU stay warm . . . and drink PLENTY of fluids and get some rest. Hope the crud goes away soon for you.

Joe - Hope the job search is fruitful. I haven't done any serious job search in a long time. I would not know where to begin. (Actually, one year I had FOUR different jobs with one completely out of clinical nursing. For many reasons, that was not a good year.) Again, wish you only the best as you move forward with your career plans.

Well. . . There's something that I need to share. You might find this hard to believe but I am NOT very handy when it comes to tools and DIY projects around home. It's probably been decades since I handled a hammer. LOL! Well, yesterday I broke tradition of being the worst handyman in this part of the country. Together with the help of my loving wife, I put a new water spout thingy in our kitchen. (Please, simmer down with the applause and accolades.) Realize that at this very minute, I can NOT remember the exact name of the thingy that I put in our kitchen sink that spouts water. (Although I do remember the name of the soup dispenser. It's called a soup dispenser.) Yep. took out the old water-thingy and put in a new! Feeling pretty proud. Pretty proud! LOL! Amy saw me in a different light, yesterday. Literally, she saw me from the light of a flashlight as I worked underneath the kitchen sink doing the handy-dandy stuff. LOL! Everything works as intended! Water comes out of the thingy and there's no more drip - drip - drip of a leaky water-thingy.

I'm working the next three nights. This means, of course, that I do the usual "Eat, Sleep, Work" thing. Gotta love routine.

Friday, Amy leaves for Florida for several days. She'll be visiting her mother. It's travel plans that have been postponed a couple of times last year. She hasn't seen her mother in two years and apparently there are some financial things her mother wishes to go over with Amy. (Amy is the legal spokesperson for her mother's affairs.) This leaves the entire house to myself for the duration! Who knows?!?!? I might try some more DIY projects! Some even with a hammer!!! LOL! :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: I don't think so! LOL! Actually, I hope to work on the two music projects that have been procrastinated on since forever. (I actually did some work on one composition last night! Yea!)

I see that First Coffee is almost finished. Must be time for Second Coffee.

Take care. . . please be warm for those experiencing frigid-cold weather. . . be safe.

Ted

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Good morning Sabby, Joe, Ted, and all who venture to this little coffee/ tea gathering.

Sabby, please be a good patient and take it easy. Lots of tea and chicken soup and rest.

Joe, everything around here is closed due to the cold. 3* now with the wind chill of -17ish. If this was our norm it would not be so bad. As I told a friend yesterday, as another person informed me that I was used to the cold, being in AK, no way! I had the correct clothing then. Not now. I figure I am staying in today. I may start a pot of soup just because.

I will not take my dog out. She is paper trained for just such occasions.

Ted, Glad your water spout thingy turned out well. I would suggest no hammer while the wife is gone. A good husband says "yes, dear" puts it on the honey do list and promptly forgets it until the wife can properly supervise.:cheeky:

For you who are not in the "vortex" enjoy your warmth. Fortunately, this is short lived for us who live too far south on the east coast to own heavy clothes. A friend was complaining yesterday that he does not even have a pair of Carrharts.

Well, enough whining about the cold. I think I will put on another pair of socks and relax.

have a good day.

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Good morning to everyone! The current temperature is 0, with a wind chill of -23. I believe the temp is going to drop some more before it starts to get better. All the schools in the are close. Unfortunately, I have to venture out there, because my job, just like show biz must still go on.

The past few days have found us busier than usual at work. It will be interesting to see what today brings. It never fails to amaze me how many people will venture out in this weather to get to the ED.

Stay warm everyone and have good day!

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Hello - quick note as I woke up late.

Sabby - yes, the cough syrup with codeine can make your tummy feel nauseous if you take it on an empty. It is the codeine. I took codeine once for strep throat and was on the floor with stomach pain. My doc said always take it with food.

Other than that - Spidey is c/o of not feeling well but unless he has a temp or is white-as-a-ghost . . I'm sending him to school.

Have a lovely day regardless of the weather . . . . our poor weathermen have nothing to report for us because the weather is so nice. All they do is talk about you-all.

:)

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Thinking of you who are still experiencing such cold.I'm glad the governors closed the schools.

I hears on the radio that in several cities police are forcing homeless people into shelters.

ted's story reminded me of a patient decades ago. He had just come from the shower when his wife's wedding ring went down the drain in the kitchen. The were recently married.

He got his plumbers wrench and was under the sink naked when the cat swatted him. He hit his head and passed out.

He needed stiches and an overnight stay for neuro checks, (No CT scans then)

He was Ok and even kept his sense of humor when we woke him up all night long. I imagine him deciding when to tell his grandchildren that story.

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Hello - quick note as I woke up late.

Sabby - yes, the cough syrup with codeine can make your tummy feel nauseous if you take it on an empty. It is the codeine. I took codeine once for strep throat and was on the floor with stomach pain. My doc said always take it with food.

:)

I have a very poor appetite but have tried to have something like yoghurt or the like in my tummy but still get a little nauseated. I am thinking it is fever, meds etc that are working nicely together. Oh well back to the horizontal position and pray this fever comes down soon. x x

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Sabby, I have great faith in tea and the horizontal position, added to abx, antipyretics and warm blankies.

Dogs and cats surrounding one one a bed are therapeutic as well (sorry Steph ;) ).

I hope you feel MUCH better soon.

Joe, good luck with the job search.

I am watching. :)

Wow, Ted, I AM impressed with those skills!

Once I tried to change a bathroom faucet.

Didn't get far; chickened out.

Called a plumber.

Job was done quickly and WELL. No flooding. No injuries. No cursing. No multiple trips to Home Depot.

Again: kudos to you!

At the risk of incurring injury, I will report I spent yesterday off work and at Disneyland.

It was 77 degrees.

No, wait.

78 degrees.

A friend and I went to attend the last sets of the band, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.

After 20 years performing at the park, Disney corporate minds decided to "retire" the band this year.

We are totally bummed.

We did enjoy seeing their last sets, FULL of energy, and emotions ran high all day.

Dh had to work (saving days off for our vacay later this month: the bluegrass jam cruise), but says he is glad he didn't go, as it would have been very sad for him to see.

There was also a lot of standing involved, which his condition doesn't allow him to tolerate.

It was a good day and a bad day.

We will see what happens; we can still follow their band via FB, and hope they get some good (local) gigs, so we can continue to see them.

Yes, I know change is inevitable.

But Disneyland just won't be the same without them.

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Dianah - You can run but you can't hide! LOL! It's very nice to read that you're enjoying warm weather! Regarding the kitchen faucet. ("Faucet" is the word I forgot when I wrote the original post, by the way. LOL!) We hired a plumber to install the new faucet, but he wasn't able to come over yesterday. He wasn't sure that he would make it over today, too. In the meanwhile, Amy and I were looking over the "How To" instructions that came with the new faucet. Interestingly, it was mostly pictures with very few words. Apparently the assumption on the part of the manufacturer was that people can't read, which may be true for some. As much as I dislike reading (I really don't like reading at all), I was wishing for more words to help explain things better. As it turned out, the pictures were enough. The toughest part was taking out the old faucet. The nuts and bolts holding the old faucet together were on quite tight. Installing the new kitchen faucet was the easy part. No water was spilled (we turned off the water at the turning-off-thingy on the pipe), and no body part was injured! (Well, I did bump my head as I went to get up from under the kitchen-sink counter.) Before we knew it, the new kitchen faucet was installed! We did it!

Now, Amy wants to do other things like paint rooms and take out walls between the kitchen and dining room. LOL!

aknottedyarn - I must be honest. Amy was the supervisor when during the whole process! LOL!

herring_RN - Again, no body part was seriously injured! (At least there was no injury that required stitches.) LOL!

We all have our talents and strong points. Likewise, we all have our things which may not be our "forte". The whole thing with tools and being handy actually missed TWO generations in my immediate family. I had grandparents and I have uncles that are very, very good with building things. I admire them. Such talent skipped both my father and myself. What can I say. LOL! I guess there's always an opportunity to learn. :)

Regarding the weather. . . Dianah, it is now 2 degrees F outside. It's winter time in the northeast! :)

Peace. . .

Ted

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