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  1. Aug 23, 2018 #1841

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    We were having trouble with our cable and internet lines. because I only brought 2 main lines in instead of 5 and had them all spliced together with cheap splitters and cheap ends. so I ran all new pre made the good ones or better be as much as I paid for them lines. out to where the cable company ties in. and hopefully that takes care of our problem. should have done it rite when I hade all the walls and ceilings opened up . and to make things worse I fell off a small latter bruised my left bicep pretty bad and not so sure I didn't tear something in my right. Soon as I could get in the doctor is Friday so we'll see.
     
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  2. Aug 24, 2018 #1842

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    Sometimes you have to add a filter I believe for better line quality.
    That's a bummer about your bicep. I hope it's nothing but, make sure you check it out though
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2018 #1843

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    Tuffy, I hope the bruise heals quickly. I also hope you get the cable situation sorted out too. I know hindsight is 20/20. There are a lot of things I would have done differently. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine to go back & get things done on the house properly.

    Last night I went to visit the aforementioned girl in the ER. She was having severe chest pains, shortness of breath, & migraine. My friend was afraid to go in to the room & see her bc they put her in the room his grandmother died in. So I sat with her and related info to the nurse & explained things to her. She's a bit on the slow side & has to be told more than twice (sometimes more than 10 times). They didn't release her until 5 min after midnight (which means they get to bill Medicaid for 2 days instead of 1).

    I tried to get some sleep but my mother woke me at 2:40am wanting me to cook for her and I had to get up early to take the girl to the social security office so she could apply for benefits (since she currently can't work & needs surgery). I had to do most of the talking for her because she didn't know what to say or do & I had to explain how to do things. They had a thing on the computer for her to fill out-- it took her over 2 hours and the last 20 min or so, I just started putting things in for her bc she's really slow. She didn't get a proper education and I think the fetal alcohol syndrome & ADHD affects her brain. People at the office were very nice & helpful. Left the house around 10am and didn't get home until after 5pm. As an aside, while at the SSI office, I found out she was taking Meloxicam which can explain the chest pain symptoms she had. It's caused by some of the side effects.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2018 #1844

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    My friend was injured at work (tore something in his elbow) so he can't work, drive, or lift stuff. On Tuesday his grandfather needed a lift to Lake Charles (about 2hrs away) for an appointment with the doctor that makes his leg braces. He has some condition where his ankles got very weak and kept turning so he was walking on the sides of his feet. They won't go straight anymore so he needs physical therapy & the braces. The braces were rubbing so he went in for an adjustment. But he was recently given some new meds & kept falling asleep every 20seconds to 2 minutes. He kept taking out his phone, dialing, and then falling asleep-- sometimes while dialing and sometimes after dialing. A few times the phone slipped from his hand. He was reading a magazine but kept falling asleep and it fell to the floor. He said he didn't understand why he kept dropping things and I said "You keep falling asleep". I started catching stuff for him. I texted my friend to keep him appraised. The old man took out his phone dialed, and I got a text saying "TF **** called me and fell asleep!" I could hear my friend shouting through the phone so I woke the old man up and told him his grandson was on the phone. During another phone call I noticed he was falling asleep so I gently woke him up. He said "Stop pestering me!" then smiled and said "I'm just messing with you".
    I went in to the room with the doctor with him to find out what the issue was with the braces (at my friend's request). Old man kept falling asleep while the doctor was talking to him. She sighed and turned to me and explained things and we discussed how he needs "aggressive" physical therapy to stretch the muscles. She was very concerned about the narcolepsy & said he needs to talk to his GP about the prescription. She said he needs to use the walker so he doesn't fall & insisted that he not drive. She added some straps to his brace & told me what needed to be done with the braces so they wouldn't rub (basically that he had to tighten them an hour after first putting them on after his muscles loosened a little). While waiting for the adjustments to be made, the old man was reading a catalog, fell asleep, woke up and sang "I saw the light" and fell back asleep again.
    We went to eat later and he kept falling asleep while trying to order. The waiter was a bit impatient and disappeared for about 30min. Once we got the food, the old man kept falling asleep while trying to eat. He was holding the food up to his mouth, then his eyes would close and he'd droop, then he'd sit back up and continue eating. When it came time to pay, he fell asleep while trying to get the money out. Waiter was more patient and actually laughed a little (but I think he noticed I was leaving a tip so he was more mellow).
    Conversations were rather interesting because he would start to tell a story and partway through he'd fall asleep. Then he'd wake up and either continue the story, start a new story, or pick up in the middle of a story he hadn't started yet. LOL.
    I gave him a neck pillow to make the ride more comfortable so he slept quite a bit. When we got back into town, he woke up and sang "Hooray Hazel, she put me down" and then went back to sleep again. After dropping him off he asked me to run to the store with my friend's fiance to grab a few things. Left the house around 7am and didn't get back til after 5pm. They made him wait 2hrs past his appointment time at the doctor's office and he took over an hour to get ready after I arrived to pick him up. LOL.
    My friend apologized for the trouble, but I found it amusing and it was interesting to hear his stories when he could manage to stay awake long enough.
    Today I took my cat to the vet for what are now weekly shots. It was a different doctor in the office this time and she reiterated what the other doctor said-- it's only a matter of time for the poor kitty and all we can do is keep her comfortable. I gave her wet food when we got home and just gave her some rotisserie chicken a few minutes ago. She doesn't seem to be in pain, her breathing is fine, but she can't really walk-- she falls over and drags herself. She's very determined to get to where she wants to go and she pulls herself up on the cat tree and pulls herself up on my bed and climbs on me for cuddles. I'm not looking forward to the inevitable.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2018 #1845

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    Turned out both vets were wrong about my cat having tumors on her face- they were abscesses. I had mentioned to the 2nd one that she had a wound open up & it drained and I asked her to check to see if they were abscesses but she declined (saying it must be tumors). Well, the "tumors" started to grow at an alarming rate and really freaked me out. Then the skin ruptured & pus poured out. I started draining them and took her to the vet asap. He lanced one of the bulges & exclaimed "Oh my God! That was a LOT!" I am squeamish about watching cutting so I didn't look. I brought her home, cleaned her up, put a warm compress on her neck (which is where the biggest pus bag was). Then she managed to crawl away and disappear for over 24 hours. I thought she must be dead. Early this morning she dragged herself back inside (she had burs in her fur so I realized she'd been outside somehow). She was lying next to the water bowl. I put fresh water in and she drank it. I fed her as much as she would eat and brought her to my bed. She slept with me for hours & then tried to crawl away. I put her next to the water bowl again and got her to drink more and eat a bit more. I put her in her hammock on the cat tree but she got out and fell, so she's now in a box on the floor with fuzzy clothes & a waterproof pad. I drained more pus and cleaned her wounds. She won't hold still for the warm compress anymore. I'm going to take her to the water in a bit to see if she'll drink again. She probably needs the pad changed too. I'm so relieved that she didn't crawl off and die.
    Went to the store and got some more rotisserie chicken. While I was deboning it, my mother's little chiweenie wanted to be near me to beg for scraps.There were two boxes stacked full of 1gallon water bottles. A total of 12 bottles. He pushed with all his might to shove them aside so he could get over to me.
    Meanwhile, I had to console my friend's fiance because one of her foster sisters was killed in a hit-and-run. She was walking on the side of the road (no sidewalks in the area) and someone just nailed her, kept going, hit another car, & ran through a red light.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2018 #1846

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    Deck Steps 1.jpg Deck Steps 2.jpg Not today, but last weekend we went out to Iowa to make my wife's folks' entry stairs a little safer. Her Dad has fallen on the steps a couple times in recent weeks, so we had to do something. They're in their early 90's & still living at home, but getting in and out of the house has become difficult. After contemplating several options, we decided to add onto the existing deck, for more room around the entry door. Stretched the steps out so the risers are shorter and the steps wider. The steps have no overhang over the risers, as that's just a trip hazard, (the reason her Dad fell on the old steps), making them easier to negotiate with their limited mobility, and hand rails for 2 handed support. We opted for steps rather than a ramp as they get a lot of ice & snow in the winter.
     
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    The new steps look great, Gary!

    My poor little kitty didn't make it. She passed away very early Saturday morning (not the recent one but one before that). She was clinging to my arm while I held her until the end.

    My injured friend's fiance fell in the hallway and got a radial distral fracture in her left arm. I took her to the orthopedist an hour away today & she's at my house resting (since my friend had an appointment for his teeth). They put her cast on a little too tight and she's complaining about it cutting off circulation and hurting her arm. They told her to keep her arm elevated above her heart for 30 min to see if it helps but if it doesn't, we have to go back and have it removed & get a new one put on.

    I've been trying to keep up with cleaning up after the dogs, cats, & my brother. Between that and playing chauffeur I'm exhausted.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2018 #1848

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    Yesterday I took Aunt to be a early voter as she will be out of town on Nov 6th. So, now I've seen what's on the ballot. Was neat. (I'm her scribe. She has macular degeneration and cannot focus well, so I help her).
     
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    I have to do the same once we get our ballots. We will be in Normandy, France on Nov. 7th.
     
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    Havasu, I hope you have a great trip! I have a friend who in that area. She's sent me pictures and it's beautiful.

    I had to take the girl back to the orthopedist to get a cast change. This time it's not too tight. I need to find out if I can vote my mail-in so I don't have to worry about trying to find the polling place out in the middle of nowhere with no street lights & not much room for parking.
     
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    You're running away to France. My goodness. You do get around. Will you get to stay a while for some touristing?
     
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    Oh yeah, 4 days touristing before we get on the long boat. I just hoped the planning director (the G/F) penciled in time to sleep a few hours.
     
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    Played around with the laser engraver this afternoon. Grandkids are scaaaaarrrrry. Pumpkin 1.jpg Pumpkin 2.jpg Pumpkin 3.jpg Pumpkin 4.jpg Pumpkin 5.jpg
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    That's amazing.
     
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    Laser carving on pumpkin is a cool idea!
    I've been sick with the flu. Spent my birthday in bed coughing & trying to sleep.
    Monday I drove my friend's fiance for her cardiologist appointment. She was getting a scope down the throat to look at her heart but they kept her awake so she had a panic attack, her nose started bleeding profusely, blood flew everywhere, & she started panicking more & screaming. So they had to stop the procedure. Today we have to go pick up the DVD of when she had the scope done before at a different hospital & then go get her cast removed from her arm. Tomorrow it's back to the far away cardiologist.

    Meanwhile in redneck drama, I think I mentioned before that my cousin's husband declared he wanted a divorce after 20+ years of marriage. Mediation is finished & divorce is finalized next month. Turns out he has a mistress that he's been spending a lot of $ on, but he got fired for being a jerk so he currently has no income. My cousin got the house (but has to sell it), half his income, & custody of the kids. He gets visitation but I hope it's supervised. For some reason he got violent with her, she called the cops, & her oldest son stepped in to help her. So, I guess his relationship wit the kids isn't great now. I can't say I'm surprised bc he's a complete tool, but I do wonder what prompted it given that he's the one who cheated & filed for divorce. His oldest daughter is no longer speaking to him. No sure about the two younger kids. It really is a shame. My cousin deserves so much better.
     
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    Divorces are ugly on all sides.
     
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    Guess what guys???!!!! I am so excited, I am getting a new roof this week! It is affordable and I know multiple people he has done roofs for and it looks great.
     
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    I am so excited about the roof, I forgot to add that I do have to have rotator cuff surgery November 8th. Not so excited about that.
    I had so many things I wanted to accomplish this summer/fall. Just thankful I'm getting a roof!
     
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    Congrats on getting the new roof!
     
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