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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
We're going to get above freezing today!

Well, today is the funeral service for Floyd and tomorrow is the burial. They say that personal tragedy shows you who your real friends are, and what this is showing us is that Earl and Eric (our good friend and Floyd's son) are better friends than we ever thought. They have talked every day since Floyd's death, and Earl was even the first person Eric called after finding out. Last night, they talked for over an hour. Anyone who knows guys knows that just isn't the normal course of events! He just needed someone to talk to. I think we'll be spending a good part of the weekend with them. I know from experience that the first week, while horrible, isn't necessarily the worst because you are so busy planning the funeral and making arrangements that you hardly have time to think about it. It's after the funeral, when everyone else gets back to their normal daily lives, that the loss really begins to sink in.

OK, maybe that was a bit heavy for a Daily Thread, just something I needed to talk about I guess...
post #2 of 21
Oh hon,
I'm so sorry..

As for me, I'm hiding inside still as we had 6 inches of snow dumped on us between yesterday and today. Starting to get cabin fever though. I can't stay inside for long periods of time I've found out, it makes me crazy!
Thankfully the sun is out today and will take some of this yuck away. Brads out shoveling and the cats are intently watching him. Rocket seems to be feeling better today. He still won't let me look at his gums though. Hopefully be the end of the meds he will though.
post #3 of 21
Sorry for your loss.


We got 9 inches of snow the past few days. All schools closed early yesturday, and closed all day today. Unfortunately, I here we may get even more. It's 18 degees out and no sunshine.


post #4 of 21
4 more days until school starts back up for me. Thats about all I have
Hope everyone has a more exciting day than me!

Peace,
Brandon
post #5 of 21
Well it's the 7th here, can't believe the new year was a week ago!

I've just woken up and cooked breakfast - I'm enjoying a homemade strawberry & raspberry smoothie and vegemite on toast.

Nothing much planned today except cruise around the boards.

Have a good day everyone.
post #6 of 21
Heidi, I'm sorry today is a heavy, somber day out there. Earl is so very lucky to have you by his side.

Eric made me breakfast this morning. Malt-o-meal. With butter and milk and cinnamon. Not a bad way to start a snowy, icy commute.
post #7 of 21
Heidi so sorry to hear that the start of the year has to be like this for you and Earl

Well today was my first day back at work and because our building is really old and has been closed over the last 2 weeks it was freezing inside even though the heaters came on But, i'm back home with the kitts now and finally warmed up after a hot bath, and now i'm having shepherds pie
post #8 of 21
Heidi

Ooo...A "snow plow" just went by -- that which passes for a snow plow in this city, anyway -- I think we have two of them. Most of the country would laugh at us today. We have a snowfall warning from Environment Canada. Last I looked, they were predicting 5 cm accumulation here and 25 cm in Victoria. It's a Christmas Card out there. Traffic was moving extremely slowly as I waited for the bus to come to work, having decided that I'd rather take the bus for a day then get stranded out here with a car I didn't want to move later today. It was the right decision. The thing is we get this so seldom that we can't justify having the equipment to deal with it, and anybody who's not from somewhere else doesn't know how to drive in any kind of snow condition. I still find it weird to look at what would not have raised an eyebrow when I was growing up and find everyone in a tizzy about it, to the point sometimes of school closures and whatnot.

Fawn was funny this morning, when I let her out after breakfast. I said to her, "You're in for a surprise, Sweetie!" She, the eternal kitten, catapulted out, looked around a little, unfazed by anything, so I closed the door. Five minutes or so later, I went to see how she was doing, and found her sitting on the 4th (of 13) step from the top, with saucer eyes, following flake after flake from about the roof line down to the ground, and looking back up for the next one. A glance over her shoulder at me, and back to following the flakes She did come in the next time I looked, and then proceeded to bounce off the walls.

Sure hope this stops soon.
post #9 of 21
I wanna be part of a daily thread...

Today Baylee decided I couldn't sleep in so I got up early - we had a big temp. drop here so brrr. She had a vet visit where she impressed the vet with how good she was, and irritated her by trying to hide.

I went to the mall and spent too much money at the Bath & Body Works sale, again.
post #10 of 21
No snow, no school (till Monday), but a funeral to attend tomorrow. Today has been a total waste - my left shoulder has been bothering me for about a week (ever since I washed the windows and curtains last Wednesday), and was so bad this morning that I had to go to the ER (January 6 is a holiday here). It is/was dislocated. The orthopedic surgeon wrenched it back into place, and now I'm in a weird sort of sling (and typing one-handed). What kind of idiot dislocates her shoulder rehanging curtains? No wonder I've had trouble sleeping.
post #11 of 21
Tricia

Take care of that wing of yours! Hope it feels better soon.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47
Tricia

Take care of that wing of yours! Hope it feels better soon.
Thanks! I just can't believe that I managed to do it hanging curtains! I guess my age is catching up with me.
post #13 of 21
Mike kept his doctor appointment today, and he is going to live. He is however, no longer a "borderline diabetic" his blood sugar was still quite high. I stayed in the room long enough to ensure that he told the doctor everything he has been hiding from, and then I excused myself so the doctor could examine the wound.

The wound is healing okay, he has been released to go back to work slowly, but I am to keep an eye on him as the doc is not sure what this medication is going to do to his blood sugar. It may bring it down to low to quickly so I will have to make sure he is alert and moving okay. He is also supposed to start exercising at least 3 times a week. I am hoping he will go for walks with Kenai and me. They want to see him every three weeks until they are sure he is stablized. They were nice enough to give us enough sample medications to get us through for awhile. The doc said that mike had fiddled around so long that even if he takes the weight off now, that will probably mean that he will be a life-long diabetic. But at least, the stubborn man is still alive!
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Good to hear that Mike kept the appointment, and especially that he now has a plan set out for him to follow.

P.S. I merged the DTs.
post #15 of 21
Thanks Heidi- my apologies, I didn't see the one you started
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by jcat
No snow, no school (till Monday), but a funeral to attend tomorrow. Today has been a total waste - my left shoulder has been bothering me for about a week (ever since I washed the windows and curtains last Wednesday), and was so bad this morning that I had to go to the ER (January 6 is a holiday here). It is/was dislocated. The orthopedic surgeon wrenched it back into place, and now I'm in a weird sort of sling (and typing one-handed). What kind of idiot dislocates her shoulder rehanging curtains? No wonder I've had trouble sleeping.
Aw Tricia! Hope your arm is better real soon! *and owww at wrenching into place *
post #17 of 21
Dealing with a stubborn old man here, too. After over a week of coughing, not sleeping and having great difficulty breathing, MY stubborn old coot went to the doctor (his insurance cards came on Monday, so he had no excuse). Doc immediately sent him for a chest X-ray and loaded him up with amoxcillin. Bill's boss ORDERED him to stay away from work, until Monday.

My cold is gone and I'm actually feeling human. I've managed about 9 hrs sleep, for the past two nights. Tomorrow is payday and I don't have to pay any bills, this week. Wonder if I can find another shoe sale????
post #18 of 21
The rain has stopped and the temps have dropped - inside and out. The house got cold and I discovered all the rain is now in our basement! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Called nephew and he will try and get a pump going tomorrow.

Add to that - after Mom's doctor's appt on Tuesday, he immediatly gave her IV antibiotics for 2 ulcers on her right toes. They were almost healed, but flared up that morning. Yes, she is diabetic. Wednesday morn she checked into the local hospital and is now getting a strong antibiotic intravenously. A podiatrist wants her to get shoes made for diabetics. My mom has always loved pretty shoes and swore she would never wear "old-lady comforts". This attitude was most likely born from her being a depression era child and living on a farm. Her shoes were always sturdy and serviceable. When she started working she loved being able to buy dress shoes with heels. She gave up heels a few years ago and now she has to give up her flat dressy pumps. I don't think she is too happy about it.

So - right now I am cold and frustrated about the furnace. I have a space heater going but it is still cold by the computer. I have a new-found admiration for my ancestors who managed to exist without central heating. I also admire the folks who developed modern fleece fabrics. So soft and warm... Anyway, I will probably go sleep at sis' house tonight. Unfortunately, Jasper has to stay home. He'll be fine. If he can survive the subzero temps we had Christmas day, he can stand the cold house for a couple of days.
post #19 of 21
I did a bunch of running for my grandma since she fell and hurt her leg, she's pretty helpless right now. Spent the better part of the day mopping up my basement.

The police shut down the west side of town today because of flooding. There is no way in or out of town that way, the river is the highest it's been in over 40 years and is threatening to take out the main bridge that heads out of town. I want to go get pictures tomorrow, somehow. As far as I know, the parking lot across the way is still a safe spot. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. School let out at noon today and is cancelled tomorrow as well.
post #20 of 21
I'm especially excited tonight because my Supervisor called today with good news! Some of you know since I lost my regular case due to insurance technicalities, my work schedule has become suddenly quite bare, as has my bank account.Well, next week my company will be getting a new case that they would like me to staff full time! The best news? The child is a tiny baby and requires 12 hour shifts! I really like the 12 hour shifts since you get to knock out all your hours and still have 4 days off a week! Babies are my favorite cases, haven't had a baby in a little while now, and I'm rather excited! This is really a clear example of when God closes a door, He always opens a window!
post #21 of 21
Stephanie! How grand! and yes HE does.
You are a queen anyway!
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