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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Cayla » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:31 pm

I picked Ron up, and now he is off to work. :no:

I need to be back in a half an hour, as I have a meeting with a drug rep at 1:00pm.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

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I picked Ron up, and now he is off to work. :no:
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Post by Elara » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:54 pm

It's a gloomy day. Luckily, other than normal, everyday things, I have nothing to do. This is my "vacation" week (no store runs, no doctors, nothin!). :yes:
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Somebody should invent heated boots. And gloves. And hats. And clothes. And underwear.
Heated socks and insoles exist, but the good ones aren't cheap. However, I have decided to invest in some next year. I can't take walking on frozen boulders anymore. :no: :lol:
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This is what my husband does for a living. Estimate, draw up plans, project manages, and sometimes carpentry work. One would think he would build me a place to live, but he does work for everyone else. All our stuff is half done. :lol:
Isn't that normal with people in that line of work? My brother, who is a mason, has been working on his house since they bought it, so almost... 25 years? The ceiling in the kitchen is still haphazardly patched with plywood and plastic. But the outside looks like a castle. :lol:

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:44 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Yep, I'm running late again....
Cayla wrote:
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I picked Ron up, and now he is off to work. :no:
I admire his work ethic, but I hope he doesn't hurt himself. Did the hospital give him any restrictions?
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RJ, I'll try to watch Shape of Water this weekend.
You won't be sorry. It's not a sequel to Creature From The Black Lagoon, because it's from a different studio, but there's nothing in the story that prevents it from being a sequel to Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Cayla, glad to hear Ron is coming home. Maddy, not sure I want a Loser meal -- are there Winner meals? :lol:
Just chocolate, I would imagine.
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Have a dental appointment today.
Ouch. Good luck. :afraid:
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Isn't that normal with people in that line of work? My brother, who is a mason, has been working on his house since they bought it, so almost... 25 years? The ceiling in the kitchen is still haphazardly patched with plywood and plastic. But the outside looks like a castle. :lol:
Doctors make the worst patients.

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Lupine » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:06 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:44 pm
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Have a dental appointment today.
Ouch. Good luck. :afraid:
It was just to get my replacement parts, though I'm not sure of them yet.

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Post by Gary » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:29 pm

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^^ :lol:

Speaking of lazy and irresponsible -- I just had a nice long phone chat with a friend from grad school whom I hadn't heard from in years. He's 59 like me, but unlike me, he waited until last week to have his first colonoscopy (which they recommend you have at age 50 or younger).

So of course they found a "big mass" which they're doing a biopsy on. My friend is scared to death as you can imagine. They'll let him know the results on Tuesday.

The good news is that he's symptom-free which suggests that if it's malignant, maybe they've caught it early before it's metastscized.
My friend in Virginia said she's going to get one this year but was fretting over finding someone who could take her. I told her I'd come out since I know how daunting it can be. That way, no last minute cancellations will affect her. Meanwhile, I know people nearing 50 who gripe and complain at the very thought of getting one. Since I've been there twice, I lay it out straight that they're freaking out over absolutely nothing.

What I find maddening is the orthodontist's assistants advise their patients to take OTC pain reliever whenever their braces are adjusted. The amount of discomfort lasts just a few days, so I think they're doing people a disservice by recommending medication. Maybe it's me, but I think the US public have turned into the biggest weenies in the past 35 years, always wanting a little pill to cure all that ails. Some years back, a co-worker was telling me how I'd be on cholesterol medication "like everyone else"? :wtf: :wtf: He proceeded to point out several people in the office who were on one form of medication or another. I told him since I don't eat the Oklahoma diet of fried everything washed down with a soda that I wasn't worried. Blood pressure medication is another over medication trend (IMO), and I found it disturbing that several blood pressure medications were recently linked to cancer.
Yep, I was okay when the stupid nursing home stopped giving me my meds and the va never said a thing about that, so I got out of the horrible nursing home went into assistive living where I was no longer locked in and hopped the bus to get out and get good healthy meals , whch are not available at nursing homes or assistibe living since they are not there to autally take care of us, at whole foods I overhearnd a couple of old guys talk about beet juice so I started drinking it every day and not only does it taste good, ut it is good for you. Unlike the statin drug for blood pressure control beet5 juice actually brourght my blood pressure back down to where it used to be when I was 50. Yay! No more
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Cayla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 am

Good evening!

I'll fill you all in about how crazy I can be...Addison's Gizmo called me, while I was on my way to pick up Ron. The Gizmo is a watch-type object for her to call for help in an emergency. I'm one of the contacts. I answered it, and no one was there. I tried to call it, and there was no answer. I panicked. I was unsure of what to do...call my sister? Call my ex brother-in-law? Call the police? Then I told myself to be rational, and I realized she was in school, so no one tried to kidnap her. Phew! But then...and here is where I get crazy... I thought, "OMG! What if there is a shooter at the school, and she is hiding in a bathroom or somewhere else in the school?" All logic exited my brain. I was going to go to the school, and find her, shooter be damned. At that moment, she sent a text apologizing for accidentally calling me on it, while she was in class. It made me realize that I don't know what I would do if she really did have an emergency, other than get myself into trouble, too.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:27 am

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Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 am
I'll fill you all in about how crazy I can be...Addison's Gizmo called me, while I was on my way to pick up Ron. The Gizmo is a watch-type object for her to call for help in an emergency. I'm one of the contacts. I answered it, and no one was there. I tried to call it, and there was no answer. I panicked. I was unsure of what to do...call my sister? Call my ex brother-in-law? Call the police? Then I told myself to be rational, and I realized she was in school, so no one tried to kidnap her. Phew! But then...and here is where I get crazy... I thought, "OMG! What if there is a shooter at the school, and she is hiding in a bathroom or somewhere else in the school?" All logic exited my brain. I was going to go to the school, and find her, shooter be damned. At that moment, she sent a text apologizing for accidentally calling me on it, while she was in class. It made me realize that I don't know what I would do if she really did have an emergency, other than get myself into trouble, too.
I would have done the same thing and probably called the police, too. Better to get yourself in trouble than to risk something bad happening. Kind of sad that one of the first things we think of is a school shooter. :no:
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Post by scottydog » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:01 am

Yikes, Cayla. You can never say that you lead a dull life :lol:

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Elara » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:38 am

Cayla wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 am
Good evening!

I'll fill you all in about how crazy I can be...Addison's Gizmo called me, while I was on my way to pick up Ron. The Gizmo is a watch-type object for her to call for help in an emergency. I'm one of the contacts. I answered it, and no one was there. I tried to call it, and there was no answer. I panicked. I was unsure of what to do...call my sister? Call my ex brother-in-law? Call the police? Then I told myself to be rational, and I realized she was in school, so no one tried to kidnap her. Phew! But then...and here is where I get crazy... I thought, "OMG! What if there is a shooter at the school, and she is hiding in a bathroom or somewhere else in the school?" All logic exited my brain. I was going to go to the school, and find her, shooter be damned. At that moment, she sent a text apologizing for accidentally calling me on it, while she was in class. It made me realize that I don't know what I would do if she really did have an emergency, other than get myself into trouble, too.
Absolutely would have reacted the same way, and yes, "shooter be damned". Hopefully calming down before I did something dumb, but no guarantees. :lol:

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Post by Madeliaette » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:27 am

GM. 3.5 hours of work lie ahead today - very windy here - still sleepyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:27 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Today I must go in to HQ. Hopefully the rain stops before I have to leave. :rain:

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Post by scottydog » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:44 am

Happy Thursday, everyone :hello:

Today's my heavy teaching day. The good news is that The Wife and I have ballroom dancing tonight to look forward to :dancer:
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Today I must go in to HQ.
I'm so glad you now have a reliable car to get you there. Seems like a long time since you've last added a car problem to the Broken Things thread (knock on :wood:)

Good to see you again, Elara. I hope jgc can find time to check in today :yes: And I hope Ron is now home :house:

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Post by Cayla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:50 pm

Good morning!

Ron is home. He is on some potent antibiotics for the next 2 weeks. When he is finished taking them, he will have a CT scan, and an appointment with his surgeon. He also has an appointment with his Primary Care doctor in March, but he does not understand why he needs to see him, if the surgeon is taking care of this problem. The hospital also wanted him to schedule an appointment with another primary care doctor in their network, since his is not. He told them where they can go with that. :lol:

Today will be a day of cleaning, and maybe some genealogy research. I also have a book I want to finish reading. It is about 2 country doctors in Northern Ireland, during the 1960's, and how they deal with the quirky characters of the village. After I began reading it, and enjoying it, I found out it is one of a series of 13 books. Now I have to read the other 12 books. :lol:
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Post by Lupine » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:49 pm

^It's always good finding a new series though. :yes:

Good morning, all. :yawn:

Will try to get some writing in today. Have to find firewood at some point.
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I'll fill you all in about how crazy I can be...Addison's Gizmo called me, while I was on my way to pick up Ron. The Gizmo is a watch-type object for her to call for help in an emergency. I'm one of the contacts. I answered it, and no one was there. I tried to call it, and there was no answer. I panicked. I was unsure of what to do...call my sister? Call my ex brother-in-law? Call the police? Then I told myself to be rational, and I realized she was in school, so no one tried to kidnap her. Phew! But then...and here is where I get crazy... I thought, "OMG! What if there is a shooter at the school, and she is hiding in a bathroom or somewhere else in the school?" All logic exited my brain. I was going to go to the school, and find her, shooter be damned. At that moment, she sent a text apologizing for accidentally calling me on it, while she was in class. It made me realize that I don't know what I would do if she really did have an emergency, other than get myself into trouble, too.
Yikes. Glad it was a false alarm, but wow.

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Post by Cayla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 pm

I forgot I had a dentist appointment, this morning. Thankfully, I received a text reminder 45 minutes prior. I went to my previous employer, downtown. He was happy to see me, and gave me a nice discount.

Afterwards, I had to take Ron his lunch. Then I stopped at the store to exchange something. This was followed by a trip to the bank, and then to the church. I owed the church secretary's daughter money for letting the dogs out after school, while I was on vacation. I haven't been to church since before Florida. Pastor showed up, so I ended up staying and chatting with them for over an hour. Needless to say, I haven't done anything else that I said I was going to do. I'm already in my jammies, and making a pot of spaghetti sauce. I think I will leave the house work for Saturday.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:39 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Yep, I'm running late. No HQ today, though. That's next week. Good thing I checked my calendar. :mellow:
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I'm so glad you now have a reliable car to get you there. Seems like a long time since you've last added a car problem to the Broken Things thread (knock on :wood:)
Yeah, it's been working out very well. It handled the extreme cold very well. I can't wait for the weather to get better so I can take it up the Blue Hills and stuff.
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He also has an appointment with his Primary Care doctor in March, but he does not understand why he needs to see him, if the surgeon is taking care of this problem.
Well, they call them primary care for a reason. :lol:
It is about 2 country doctors in Northern Ireland, during the 1960's, and how they deal with the quirky characters of the village. After I began reading it, and enjoying it, I found out it is one of a series of 13 books. Now I have to read the other 12 books. :lol:
That sounds like a gift idea for my Mother. What's the title?

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Post by Cayla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:53 pm

^
The author is Patrick Taylor. The book I am reading, An Irish Country Christmas, was purchased at a rummage sale. It is the 3rd book in the series. It has some humorous parts to it.
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Post by Lupine » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:06 pm

We got hit with a power-outage due to maintenance Edison forgot to warn us about. :warn:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:18 pm

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The author is Patrick Taylor. The book I am reading, An Irish Country Christmas, was purchased at a rummage sale. It is the 3rd book in the series. It has some humorous parts to it.
Cool. Looks like the first one is An Irish Country Doctor. Just in time for my Mother's birthday in three weeks. Thanks. :D
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We got hit with a power-outage due to maintenance Edison forgot to warn us about. :warn:
You'd think they could do maintenance without knocking people's power out these days.
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Post by Lupine » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:23 pm

^One would think. But a simple warning would have been nice.

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Post by Cayla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:41 pm

RJ there is a box set with the first three books. I saw it for $19.99, but cannot remember which site. It may have been Amazon.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:35 am

They do have it on Amazon for about that price, but I already ordered the hardcover. That's okay, because I think she is actually more likely to actually read a hardcover than a paperback.
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Post by scottydog » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:43 am

Our dance lesson tonight was intense. We have a million more moves to memorize for this group formation exhibition that we may have to do in public in a month or so. :scared:
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I haven't done anything else that I said I was going to do. I'm already in my jammies
Why is it that it feels so satisfying being in one's jammies in the middle of the day? :D
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Yeah, it's been working out very well. It handled the extreme cold very well. I can't wait for the weather to get better so I can take it up the Blue Hills and stuff.
I'm glad the car is working out. We have Blue Mountains here in Virginia. Who knew hills and mountains could be so depressed? :lol:
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We got hit with a power-outage due to maintenance Edison forgot to warn us about. :warn:
The man's been dead for 100 years, I'd cut him some slack...... :peekaboo:

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Post by Elara » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 am

Most of the day was spent dealing with snow, ice and winds.
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Good to see you again, Elara.
Good to be seen. Thanks, scottydog. :)
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Pastor showed up, so I ended up staying and chatting with them for over an hour. Needless to say, I haven't done anything else that I said I was going to do. I'm already in my jammies, and making a pot of spaghetti sauce. I think I will leave the house work for Saturday.
Any time you get caught by someone, you can be certain you'll get nothing done. :yes:
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We got hit with a power-outage due to maintenance Edison forgot to warn us about. :warn:
They always seem to forget to warn about these things, even when they promise to warn before power is cut. :no:
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Our dance lesson tonight was intense. We have a million more moves to memorize for this group formation exhibition that we may have to do in public in a month or so. :scared:
:Ahhh: Good luck!
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The man's been dead for 100 years, I'd cut him some slack...... :peekaboo:
hmmm... No. :lol:

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