Coffee 12-15-12

Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:41 am

Awful news all over the TV & radios, yet, we must go forward. Coffee is perking, I'm not sure what's for breakfast. It's that time of year that the hens aren't laying many eggs and the store bought ones just aren't the same. To make matters worse we even had a couple of bad eggs. Not rotten, but when you put a fork full in your mouth, it just comes back out. Yucccck.

Maybe today I will get to go check out that AA. I never got hold of him last Saturday. I left a message, but he must have had something come up.

Uncle Bill... a long hard week. I had to put magnetic switches on all the doors so we'll know if he "escapes". He had a couple of days of mania & couldn't be out of our sight for 30 seconds, literally! Then, yesterday, he's back to his old self & things are fine. The news for this week: No more chemo therapy. Hospice will be coming to the house to help out. Trust me, that's good news!

Hug your loved ones....every day is special.

<edit> forgot to mention... I had a big ol' tooth pulled on Tue. I put it under my pillow & the tooth fairy left me $135.... I broke even!
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:20 am

Mornin Freddy, figured you were real busy w/ Uncle Bill so here's eggs & rough cut slab bacon.Cook it as you guys need it. True saddness in Conn. Have a reflective week end with family my friends. Ya never know.
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:29 am

That deal in CT has cast a big shadow over anything else that went on this week. I sure hugged my little guy tight this morning.

On a brighter note, I had a job interview yesterday with a company in Vermont. It went very well, and they said I would get an answer next week. Nice people, great pay, great benefits...finger's crossed.

The saga continues with my plow truck. Smitty and Fred were subject to many PM's as the story has progressed. The short version is the truck started skipping and starting hard a few months ago. It needed a tune up, and that fixed the skipping...but it still started hard. I spent a lot of time checking sensors, looking for vacuum leaks, etc. The answer turned out to be something my dad suggested....it was full of bad gas! Took me a while to burn out the old gas, but once I did and put in some fresh stuff it runs like a new truck. I was out cruising yesterday and admiring how good it ran, when I hit a small bump in the road and heard a huge "bang!" in the front end. I got it home and checked it out, both leafs in one of the front springs snapped completely in half right above the spring perch. Our local spring shop has all the parts in stock, but said the plow frame has to be removed to get the "eye bolt" out. I will probably be sobbing when I get that bill next week. :mad:
Rob R.
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:29 am

Quick cup of Joe and an apple alreayd out the door. Another weekend in the T.P factory. Hope all is well with all this morning, thoughts and prayers to all those folks in up in conn. Still waitin for that white stuff to fall.
anthony7812
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:54 am

A tough week, The deaths in Conn. wow, what's going on with our society?

Freddie, I'm glad you are getting help, taking care of Uncle bill has been a difficult job. You are a good man to take that job on, and give
Uncle Bill a home and some dignity in his last days and weeks.

Warm weather continues, in the high 30's to mid 40's forcast this next week, only an occasional snow fury.

I finally had my long-delayed Hernia surgery Thursday moring.. I'm a bit sore, but modern pain meds are wonderful. I've figured out what
hurts and how to get around without huring, so I'm sure I'll be moving around fine this week.

My neighbor came over and took care of the ashpan on the AA, so nothing needed on it for a few days. sure glad Im not tending a hand fed unit.

Last week for Christmas shopping, I need to get out the cards and the checkbook, I NEVER try to buy presents for my sister or neices.. !! :mad:

Take care everyone.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:00 am

My son and I spent lots of time together last night! We ate breakfast this morning and I'm grateful for it! Ct. incident is very sad and I pray for all those effected! Have a great day everyone!
Northern Maine
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:04 am

Morning. Fresh ground espresso ,as usual this morn. Prayers for all the suffering folks in Conn.
Putting the big Sthil to work this morn. Then memorial for friend . No seat belt on ice last week ,tree took her too early.
Hope to finish last weeks water on demand job that was side tracked when friend fell off ladder trying to flip roof back on his Sandy damaged house and snapped/crushed left radius near wrist and fractured left small toe metatarsal ,then drove 1 hr to hospital in tough guy mode..... Stubbornness is Stupid :!:
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:11 am

Good morning all, I was at the shooting range yesterday and had a appt. at the bank at 1400, The guy at the bank told me about the shooting I felt like I had been kicked in the gut, damn. Will put some tobacco down for them.
Freddie, I had TWO tooth roots on a upper bicuspid yanked on Wed. Tooth fairy told me I could go and pick up that Henry rifle today, yeahhh boy!!
Will not be going back to GA for holidays. Just me, the dog and my fairy god blonde.
Cracker
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:30 am

Morning guys. Coffee and a toasted ciabatta for me. Freddie I can appreciate the Uncle Bill situation. I have my Mom here with me and ever since they changed some of her meds about two months ago, things have gotten a little weird here too. They are trying to tell me it's cooincidence but I'm not buying it. A couple days ago I went to hannafords for some groceries, maybe gone an hour and as I pull down my driveway I see a State Trooper parked in my dooryard. :shock: Ok I'm thinking what have I done now? The Trooper is on my porch talking through the door when i ask what's up? Someone called 911 asking for a Priest. Ummmmm ok, well sorry about that and thanks for coming by. :oops: Mom though it was 411 and was asking what time services were I guess or so she said. Sheesh, anyways she's great most of time but when she's not, it's rough so believe me I know what your doing and you should be commended for it.
Beautiful day on the coast here. Clear as a bell and about 19 degrees. Crisp air as I take the ashes out!. Hard not to think about what happened in Conn though. No easy answers.

Enjoy your weekend and keep your loved ones close.
SteveZee
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:36 am

Just woke up from a dream about giant falling pine trees in Florida and a chance to score with the actress Minnie Driver. Why the bizarre dreams? I gotta refrain from eating fried kielbasa and broccoli late at night :D
One evil scumbag ruins the lives of the innocent, the media jumps on the story like vultures on carrion. This will put another dent in the 2nd ammendment. The loser could have used gasoline or swords, but I have no answers or recommendations. I read a book by a brilliant author, with a lot of profound spiritual passages; the guy stated that 78% of people on earth live below the conscious level of integrity. Just tragic.
Went with the local guy to the ghetto to check out what metal roof panels are available for his barn. That's where the big roofing dealer is. We stopped by Washington Rock on the way back and saw the Freedom Tower off in the distance on the Manhattan skyline. Gotta get a dentist myself real soon, you pay exhorbitant money for the priveledge of being tortured :D
There was a big poplar branch hanging off a tree in the front yard of the church manse; I just went over and took it away yesterday. Glad I did, it fell off its own break as I trimmed the bottom branches off it. Have a couple odd jobs coming in and plenty of cleaning up to do around here so I better just carry on.
32* here and the coal fire stayed alive all night. Now all the fines have risen to the top of the pile in the shed so I have to do some raking to expose the good stove size lumps for consumption. The pile is getting used up but I still have plenty if I can get to it. I'm learning to poke the fire a little every time I feed it but it still gets ashbound and sluggish after a couple days if I don't tend to it diligently. Opened the doorstat to the shop and noticed the cold air pours in from the shop at the bottom half of the doorway and the hot air pours out on the top!
Dann757
 

Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:20 pm

SteveZee wrote:ever since they changed some of her meds about two months ago, things have gotten a little weird here too. They are trying to tell me it's coincidence


The medical people never cease to amaze me.... they see a cloudy elderly patient for 5 minutes and they know all the answers. We on the other hand, the ones that spend 24 hours a day with the person.... naaa... we can't be right. Happens all the time! I hope your Mom stays well enough to stay with you for a long time. It's tough to get old. Dialing 911 & asking for a priest isn't so bad....(bad is when she dials a 900 number & asks for personal dancers to come every Wednesday) Poor gal... it's so easy to make a little mistake & have it look like you are worse than you are. I'm betting your Mom is just fine most of the time. It's a long slow journey for most. I'm glad she can spend this time with you.

Uncle Bill seems quite relieved that he's not going back to Chemo. Maybe that's why the last couple of days have been good ones?
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:34 am

Freddy wrote:
SteveZee wrote:ever since they changed some of her meds about two months ago, things have gotten a little weird here too. They are trying to tell me it's coincidence


The medical people never cease to amaze me.... they see a cloudy elderly patient for 5 minutes and they know all the answers. We on the other hand, the ones that spend 24 hours a day with the person.... naaa... we can't be right. Happens all the time! I hope your Mom stays well enough to stay with you for a long time. It's tough to get old. Dialing 911 & asking for a priest isn't so bad....(bad is when she dials a 900 number & asks for personal dancers to come every Wednesday) Poor gal... it's so easy to make a little mistake & have it look like you are worse than you are. I'm betting your Mom is just fine most of the time. It's a long slow journey for most. I'm glad she can spend this time with you.

Uncle Bill seems quite relieved that he's not going back to Chemo. Maybe that's why the last couple of days have been good ones?


Thanks for that Freddie and you're right that most of the time she is very lucid and sharp as a tack. I think she knows there are problems some times (after the fact) and because she is a PhD and quite an intellegent woman, it's a bit harder to deal with it. I too hope she's with me for a good long time too and I actually wish that it had been "the 900 line dancers" :lol: versus the Trooper!
Anyways I hope to get the meds thing sorted out. Her long time Doctor leaft but kept his practice open with these temp Docs doing 3 month rotations and that has been the biggest problem. Each one has a different take. Finally now we have one who is staying and buying the practice. Maybe finally I can get some consistency for her. Really glad Uncle Bill is doing better too. It's all about family.
SteveZee
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: CoaLen On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:30 am

SteveZee On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:34 am

Anyways I hope to get the meds thing sorted out. Her long time Doctor leaft but kept his practice open with these temp Docs doing 3 month rotations and that has been the biggest problem. Each one has a different take. Finally now we have one who is staying and buying the practice. Maybe finally I can get some consistency for her.


I worked for the local transit here for a number of years. As supervisor I had to train our drivers on the causes of various medical conditions to enable them to anticipate and better deal with the actions of some of the senior citizens we transported daily. One thing I learned is that Alzheimers is a specific disease, dementia is a symptom of many diseases or conditions. Dementia can be caused by Alzheimers but it can also be caused by either over medicating with a drug or taking multiple drugs, some of which don't agree with each other. My mother was a good example of this. She had been to a number of doctors for various ailments and was taking a lot of drugs. She got to the point where we had to hospitalize her at the Cleveland Clinic. They carefully cleared her system of drugs and changed her medications. In a few weeks she was a new person. The transformation was amazing.
I share this with you just to encourage you to give a hard look at the drugs your mom is taking. You're on the right track!
CoaLen
 
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:39 am

Ditto on that SZ--nice post CL--it got to the point w/ my Mom that I started thinking they were useing her as a guinie pig for dementia/alzheimers drugs new to the market. It took one real serious visit from myself to have a chat with these guys at which time they stopped.
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Re: Coffee 12-15-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:15 am

Thanks guys and yes I totally agree. She was tested for alzheimers and was negative. I'm convinced this is caused from years of over medicating and probably some natural aging as well because I've seen when they have gotten it right, and the difference is striking when it's wrong.
SteveZee
 
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