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Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Yesterday was an unusually beautiful, sunny spring day. Today, it's back to rain with possible thunderstorms.

Hope all had a relaxing Memorial Day, yesterday. Our Memorial Day holiday was quiet and peaceful. One Sister-in-Law and one Niece was over for the afternoon. We sat and chatted, reminiscing about our recent trip to Ireland & Scotland. It seems that we're still enjoying the "after-glow" of our travel vacation, appreciative that we took the time (and spent the money) to experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip. However, it was Memorial Day. The conversation gravitated to my wife's and Sister-in-Law's Uncle who died on the the Beach of Normandy. They never met him, of course. But my Mother-in-Law spoke of him often. We hope to travel there, someday, and visit his gravesite. Whether or not we make this a group trip, or if Amy and I travel on our own, remains unknown. Anyway, Amy's Uncle is one of too many who lost their lives serving in wars. It seemed important that Amy and her sister remember their Uncle.

Today? For me, it's the first of working three nights in a row. So, it'll be the usual "sleep, eat and work" thing. After these three nights of work??!!??!!? VACATION! 😄 Yep! Another one! It'll be a "stay-cation" for us, though.  We live in a lovely area of the country that lends itself to lots of hiking and canoeing. So, we hope to be doing lots of hiking and canoeing, returning to our cozy home each evening.

I read yesterday's postings. . . 

bcgradnurse - Seems like you had a relaxing week-end with the wine-tasting and beach-going. Much respect and gratitude to your Dad for his service during WW II.

Joe - So, your choir ended for the summer season. Our choir plans on singing until the end of June. (Kind of wish it would end earlier, but the choir members wish to sing until then.) Curious. Did you get any photos of any severe storms? If so, could you share them? They'd be interesting to see. Hope your last week at work is uneventful!

Tweety - Congrats on the new car! Appreciate the photos that you've shared on Facebook. Enjoy your day off from work.

Lil Nel - Interesting that you and your co-workers are thinking about creating a sitcom of your work. I have the audio & video recording equipment (as well as the modest editing suite), should you need such services! L O L! 😄 Actually, a show about unsafe, emotionally draining work experiences can make a good horror story, too, unfortunately. It is alarming to read that one co-worker had to work 18 hours to make the work situation somewhat "safe". (Actually, isn't working 18 hours against the law??) Every so often, there are openings where I work. Although my teeny-tiny hospital has its own "issues", it is a relatively nice and safe place to work (as well as be a patient). Just a thought.

herring_RN - Appreciate the photo of your Father, and the memories that you share of him and your Mom. Also. . . Happy Birthday to your "baby sister"!

nursej22 - Appreciate you sharing about your Dad and Grandfather's service. Glad that your Dad survived two wars!

NSIME - Appreciate you sharing about your family's history. Your brother's history in the service was interesting. I wonder if that shipyard in Boston, where you Dad used to work, is still operational.

dianah - Yes. It was nice to see all of the photos on Facebook of family members who served in the military. As for your week-end. . . seemed like a lot of fun with all of the blue-grass music-making! It's been a long time since I jammed along playing blue-grass music. (Unfortunately, it's been a long time since I jammed with other musicians playing ANY kind of music!)

Steph - Hope you didn't experience flooding from all of the rainfall. Enjoy your day off from work!

Well. . . gotta go! Amy is up. Gonna have some breakfast with my loving wife! 🙂

Peace! 🙂

Ted

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Good morning!

Ted, sounds like a nice day.  It seems almost all of us are affected on way or another by Memorial Day memories of family.  Hope you have a good stretch of days coming up.  

Nel, I've often said they should do a reality show where I work.  Some of the goings on are so unbelievable.  I think here in Florida by law our max is 16 hours because working beyond is just too crazy and potentially dangerous.  

Herring, that's a bittersweet picture of your uncle.

J22, did you enjoy the donut?  

Stars, glad you're over your foul mood. It was palpable in your posts.  Glad you could vent it out.  What are "musky toes"?

Dianah, enjoyed reading about your outing.  Too bad about the weather but it seemed not to dampen your spirit.  I learned what a "desert butte" is from reading your post.

Steph, interesting I've seen some criticize of people using the words "Happy Memorial Day" and having cookouts.  But while it's a somber day of reflection and thanks, it's also a day to celebrate that our heroes did not die in vain, that we enjoy our freedoms.  

Of my last day of four.  Finally got a notice from Sears after talking to them yet again that they will remove the charge for one of the refrigerators they double charged me for but it may take a few days.  There's still a third charge pending.   All I wanted was to add a warranty because best friend wanted me to get one and he was paying for it and I get charged for two more refrigerators.  Sheesh.

I did get my new car and am enjoying it.  I had to go back and get my registration and license because we all forgot.  I guess that's forgivable but you would think that would be routine for them and it's wasn't convenient, but I enjoyed the ride.

Bluetooth is set up and I was able to listen to my phones Spotify through my speakers in my car which is a cool feature.  Also during the ride home I got a text and my car notified me and read the text out loud to me when I was stopped.  Another cool feature, but probably one I won't use much.  

Today is "mop the floor Tuesday" and a routine "get ready for the bad week to come" day.  Will hope to make it to hot yoga class as well.  Best get busy.

Have a great day.

 

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Morning Ted.  Didn't get any pictures as we only had heavy rain here

Tweety hope that all those charges from Sears get straightened out

Yesterday was fairly quiet for me.  Got outside for a bike ride before all of the storms hit.  Stayed in until the evening and all the rain was past.  Made a custard pie, turned out OK especially considering I haven't made a pie in years.  Drove around a bit in the evening looking at all of the flooding

Today should be a fairly ordinary day, going to try and wrap things up at work today.  That way I can leave the rest of the week for anything that comes up

Going to be a little cooler today, no rain expected until the late evening

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Good question, Tweety and Ted. I have no idea if it was legal for the nurse to work those 18 hours, but she did.

The facility was also trying to get night shift techs to work 18 hours. The techs on my unit all said: NO.

My friend from the McGrath campaign, texted me yesterday, to ask my opinion about sending her husband, with dementia, to our facility for rehab because he broke a hip.

Her other options are SNFs.

I gave my honest opinion.

My friends in NY, the ones I am going to Nantucket with, next week, one of them is in Philadelphia, dealing with very elderly parent, who fell and is refusing treatment.

Jack, must be in his mid to upper 90s. I hope everything gets sorted out for the best.

Thanks for the equipment, offer, Ted.

We are just in the idea and writing stages.

My background is not in television writing, so I can only write in the style I know.

Someone I know from a Meet Up, has a son who just graduated from Film and Television program.

Perhaps I can ask for advice when the time comes.

My hope is that the humor, also conveys the horror.

It is hot and humid and miserable here.

Took care of Biggie yesterday, after a short nap.

Stopped to see Talli. The flys were bothering him and Stevie.

I will fly spray Talli today.

Think about bathing Biggie.

Such terrible weather, Dianah. Sorry it wasn't a better weekend.

Wonderful, you are enjoying the new car Tweety.

Hopefully, your problems with Sears will be straightened out soon.

Your dad worked in the Boston shipyards, Stars?!!

Agree about driving in snow with manual transmission.

That's why my dream vehicle is Subaru, with AWD, manual transmission.

Safe travels to all.

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4 hours ago, Tweety said:

Good morning!  What are "musky toes"?

Mosquitoes!  My husband is the Mosquite District Manager here.  Any questions about musky toes, I'll forward them to him😁

Steph, interesting I've seen some criticize of people using the words "Happy Memorial Day" and having cookouts.  But while it's a somber day of reflection and thanks, it's also a day to celebrate that our heroes did not die in vain, that we enjoy our freedoms.  

Yeah, I have no problem with having bbq's and such.  It just seemed an odd juxtaposition meme . . . 🤔

Good morning - no rain yet but the sky is gray.  

Ted, a stay-cation sounds good. I live in a beautiful area like yours.  Lots of outdoor stuff to do.  

2nd coffee almost finished and I need to get up and outta here.  

Have a great day y'all.  

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I'm so glad I woke up without hip pain today. The last three days every step hurt unless I took Ibuprofen. No pain today so it it is dry enough I plan to mow the front lawn. 

Yesterday I went to husband's lodge for an informal memorial memorial for a wonderful man who recently died. He was a Marine serving in the Korean War. Then he went to college at the University of Michigan. He played football there. After his term as lodge treasurer finished he continued to keep the books for years. 

While still able to walk he suffered pain from football injuries. One afternoon he fell getting into his car and called for "Help" for almost an hour before being found. He had broken his hip. His daughter, an NP in Detroit, came to care for him. As soon as he could travel she brought him to live with her. He lived almost a year. He often called my husband and other friends. 

After everyone spoke of their memories of Jim, a group of friends took his ashes on a boat and put them in the ocean. 

Since his official funeral was in Michigan a few weeks ago It was good that his lifelong friends had an event for remembrances.

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Have any of you received robo calls featuring a Chinese speaker?

I have gotten two, thus far, in the past five months.

Who and what is behind it?

 

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That is so nice, herring!

The statistics, for life after hip fracture, in the elderly is about a year, I believe.

I hope my friend is preparing for what is ahead.

She decided against sending husband to my facility.

With his dementia, he probably needs long-term, nursing home placement.

Very sad.

He is a retired judge.

Jack was not injured in his fall. He is just tired of living.

 

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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

That is so nice, herring!

The statistics, for life after hip fracture, in the elderly is about a year, I believe.

I hope my friend is preparing for what is ahead.

She decided against sending husband to my facility.

With his dementia, he probably needs long-term, nursing home placement.

Very sad.

He is a retired judge.

Jack was not injured in his fall. He is just tired of living.

That is what happened to our step-Mom.

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8 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

That is what happened to our step-Mom.

It is sad that our society values keeping people alive, against their will.

Jack, is in his mid-90s. His wife died, two years ago.

He is in declining health.

I completely understand his not wanting to live on.

Just as I understood your step-mom's reasons for not wanting to live on.

 

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Yo, Yez-all...

Ted, are you going to MOW on your stay-cation? 🤣  I wish I could remember the name of the shipyard in Boston (Chelsea?), but I believe it is still there; however, I wouldn't bet any money on it just on my say-so!

Tweety, say it with me: "Mos-qui-tos"...them whining, little, nasty, bitin' bugs!

Joe, your last day of work! In my head I hear Anthony Newly singing: "This is the beginning of the end...." (but only THAT line is applicable, because the rest of the song has to do with a romance breaking up.)

Nel, when I was working up in Asheville I always had in mind that my next car would be a Subie; it only makes sense, given I lived in the mountains. I didn't learn how to drive a stickshift until I traded in my broken-down Chevy-Living-Room (it was a HUGE old car!) for a Ford-100 pickup with three on the column. What a riot...I went down to the auto-shop on campus to get the truck and keys, looked inside the cab and said "UH-OH!" I had never driven a manual transmission, but it was now mine, so....the RA of my dorm taught me how to drive it. I had the WORST trouble hanging the clutch on a hill. (The whole campus was hills!) Anyway, it took me two weeks of laughing like an idiot as the truck kept jerking and I'd be saying,  my voice jerking along with the trucks movements: "Why-y is-s it-t do-o-ing thi-isss???"...before I felt competent enough to go out on public roads. After a couple of years, the cab mounts rotted out WHILE I was driving to work; it was worse than trying to drive something with no power steering. Traded it for a used Saab 4-speed, a WONDERFUL car. 

I believe it IS illegal for a nurse or aide to work 18 hours in a row. Now, if you're an intern, 36 hours in a row and that's a "so what" norm (or used to be .)....to me, that is pretty darn scary and dangerous, too.

herring, glad your hip pain has abated. I have been taking the Arth-Str-Acetominaphen along with one of the Tanzdine sp?) muscle relaxers the spine doc had prescribed. I'm not having sciatic pain anymore, but, you know...Arthur Itis and his Band of Merry Aches,  is annoying my knees now, plus muscles singing in my shoulders and elsewhere...I don't like 'em and the Tanzahooey works well with the Tylenol(ish) pills. Now I have to find out if I can get a refill, will it be from the spine guy or my PCP? Stay tuned...

No Chinese robocalls as of yet. We'll be on the lookout (BOLO in sheriff-deputies terminology)

So, I would like to thank you guys, because you have helped me deal with Nannie today and ya don't even know it! See, AFTER I get through with my daily newspaper, I give it to her to read. Today, she started reading all the headlines and parts stories to ME! Telling her I've already read it seldom sinks in, and on she reads out loud. So, during a pause between stories, I tell her...."I talk to these other nurses on line, they are all across the country." Then I proceeded with "One of the nurses has a young son who goes hunting with his dad, and he made ELK tacos..." Later, it was the story of the refrigerator fiasco in Florida, the 10-inch-high lawn up at Teds, Nel's parking lot cats and the raccoon, the horses, dianah's jamming, etc, etc. She enjoys the anecdotes (I never mention names, just that y'all are nurses and the general area where you live.) Man-oh-man, it shuts down her usual "woe-is-me-and-the-world" moaning and groaning! So again, I say a hearty THANK YOU!!!! 😊

Can't say what I am doing today, because it is pretty much nothing, and the 'day' is nearly over. I read until 3 AM, slept until noon, and when the dogs realize it is close to their suppertime, I'll take care of that. I had a salmon +dill w/ smashed avocado on Dave's 22 or 23 or 27 grain/seed/nuts bread, and it was nummy. Braves baseball tonight, and that's about it!

Have a good whatever y'all have coming up next!

 

 

 

 

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Hi-

it's been really busy today.  Just wanted to say hi to y'all, and to confirm that the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston closed around 1973.  My father worked there and was transferred to the Portsmouth, NH Shipyard (which is actually in Kittery, ME) after it closed.  That ship yard is still open.

Hope all are well.

 

 

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