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Yes indeed, I really do have a life away from the computer. I had two doc appointments today, one in Savannah, one down in Corinth. I thought I had plenty of time in between to hit the pharmacy for the Mr’s meds, make a quick run through Wally World, fill up the “cruck” and make it down to Corinth with time to spare. ……………… Pfft! Remind me not to think! There is no such thing as a “quick run” when Wally World is involved. I’d very much appreciate if they’d stop moving stuff around. No sooner than I know where everything I need is located, they move….. EVERYTHING! Ugh!
BUT….I made it! My appointment in Corinth was 3:45, and I walked through the doc’s door right on the nose! Sometimes, I impress myself! Heh. Naturally, it didn’t matter if I was early, right on time, or an hour late, I’d still have time to do a lot of reading…daily chapter of the Bible, a bit of non fiction…just enough to piss me off, and on to the semi mindless fiction so I can refrain from throwing chairs of some such.
So, I finally get in to see the doc. “Are you still having that pain?” “Yes, but it’s more like pressure. I noticed there were two spots circled on those pictures.” “Yes, those are the blockages.” “You only mentioned one.” “No, there are two. One is at 65%, and the larger is 70%.” “Well, why didn’t you fix them while you were poking around in there this last time?” “Because they should be 75% before we do that.” “Oh, fer Pete’s sake.” “I’m going to give you some samples of another medication to take for 2 weeks to see if that helps with the pain.” “Oh joy, another drug!” “If this doesn’t help, we’ll have to go in and fix those blockages.” I repeated, “Why didn’t you do that before, but hey…maybe if you have to poke in my chest again, my insurance might pay for something.”
So, we shall see. I guess she’ll put in stints if this drug doesn’t work? Or whatever they do when you have crap blocking heart function.
I made it home, in one piece, which is surprising considering I damn near got creamed by a semi, and then a SUV. Morons!
In case anyone is wondering, I survived the surgery yesterday….at the butt crack of dawn. UGH! I’m rather surprised that she didn’t put in the stints, as she was expecting to do. That blockage that was 50% last time around is now up to 65%, and there’s another one growing in there as well. I think she enjoys gouging my innards. Or maybe she’s waiting till I actually have a heart attack? HUMPH! Well, she actually said it had to be 75%, so I’ve no doubt the next time she wants to stab me, it will be up there in her range.
Well, anyway, she didn’t, so I’m dealing with even MORE issues. Funny…the last time I had my cholesterol checked a few months ago, it was just fine. When they checked it yesterday, she decided it was time to slap another med on me (like I don’t take enough already?), and try to bring it down. Pfft! I don’t eat a lot of high cholesterol, or fatty type foods…very often, so they think it might be genetic. Gee, it’s not like I don’t have enough genetic issues, they gotta add this one as well? Sheesh! Well, I’ll try it for a month, and if it gives me trouble, it can go in the pile of other meds I can’t take. That pile sure is growing.
Needless to say, I’m still pretty sore, and am not moving around too much, not that I do that much moving around anyway, but still….. Likely, it’ll be a few more days before I’m back to my normal pained lazy. After sleeping most of yesterday afternoon in my recliner, I waddled to bed, and slept like a rock. Go figure! Couldn’t have anything to do with all those drugs the pumped me up with, could it?
I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. As you can probably tell, I didn’t spend much time on this confuser because, well, I didn’t feel like it. We had some nasty storms roll through on Saturday, knocked out the satellite at the worse time, like when there were shows on we actually wanted to watch, lost one tree way back in the back, but are very grateful it wasn’t worse. When we were out yesterday, we didn’t see any serious damage, just trees uprooted here and there. I guess the Good Lord was watching over our little corner of the world.
I’d like to say I completely ignored the news all weekend, but I can’t. However, it wasn’t a 24/7. I actually watched an old Cary Grant movie I had recorded, and enjoyed the escape. LOVE Cary Grant! Actually, I prefer a lot of the old movies to what they come out with these days, with all the special effects and such. There’s actually a STORY, without the need for the bigger and better effects. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a lot of those shoot ‘em movies, aka action films, and a good romantic comedy now and then, but ya know, as many of the more modern movies I’ve watched, few of them actually stick in my head like the older ones do. Weird huh.
I also finally got around to watching War Horse. I had read the book, which made me cry, so I have been extremely reluctant to watch the movie. Yep. Even though it’s almost impossible to put an entire book into a 2 hour movie, I have to say, Spielburg did a fairly decent job. Although, without reading the book, you don’t get the horse’s perspective. And yes, the movie made me cry, too.
Yesterday evening, we actually went out to dinner to a local Chinese buffet with some friends we had never met. Sounds odd, doesn’t it. But we had a grand time, talking, and getting to know each other. Good folks, and we look forward to future meet ups. It’s so nice to find like minded folks in the area. I was starting to wonder. LOL
I guess it’s time to check out the headlines, and see if anything grabs my interest, chaps my hide, but not make me throw the computer across the room.
Every now and then, ya just gotta cackle!
(WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAMME)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
UNITED NATIONS LIASION OFFICE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT UNIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX028
You are the cause of the delays to your payment because of the
information we got from one woman that claims to be your wife, she
said you are death. We write you to confirm that in four working days
from today, if we didn’t see any reply from you to prove that you are
still alive, we will assume you have died and will release this
payment to this woman. We have done investigation as we could and will
only conclude if we didn’t get the following from you.
Your Wife original Names and address to crosscheck with the one we
have here, if it doesn’t correspond then we will know that the
information is false information. Mind you we have once received a
threat on this your payment by the FBI who have tried to take charge
of this payment after their various investigation over payment
floating all over the world.
Contact Dr Susan Stover United Nations Paymaster General.
Finally, your wife posted to us the pictures of the burial photos we
attached here for your view. Confirm immediately.
Really? My ‘wife’ says I’m ‘death’? My ‘wife’ posted burial pics?
Ok, will someone please explain to me how, if I’m dead, I can be the beneficiary.
This kind of stuff, while annoying, cracks me up!
I’ve been rather busy the last 24 hours. First… I had to sleep. sigh… The one day I have literally NO pain, and I can’t stay awake? What the hell is up with that? Yeah yeah… fatigue is one those ‘symptoms’ I have with the other 40 or so symptoms attached to my ‘condition’. Oh yippee! Then, last night…we welcomed a new member of the family, which was rather exciting, and no, I won’t be posting pics of the little bundle cuz her parents said no. Sad. Such a cutie….naturally!
This morning, I overslept because of the weirdest nightmare I’ve had in a long time! Describing it to the Mr, it sounded kind of funny, but believe me, it wasn’t too funny when it woke me up shaking for an hour. Sweeping water from the second floor hallway, which we don’t have? A worm that kept growing bigger and bigger, to the point it had to put on leather pants? It seemed really friendly so my daughter named the dadburn thing. But I was having none of that, so I made her sweep it out the front door from a living room that I’d never seen before, and wanted to know what happened to our furniture. At least the TV was the same. There was something else in the middle of all that but I can’t remember. Then there were kids breaking into a back door in the lowest level of whatever house that was (looked kind of like the one I grew up in in Virginia, but not quite), and when I got my Kahr out, cocked it, the thing turned into a cartoon gun and kept melting. I’d put it back together, and it’d would come apart and melt again.
Yes, it does sound amusing now, but there was something going on in that dream that scared the bejabbers out of me. It’s been years since I’ve had a dream that scared me so bad I couldn’t go back to sleep for quite a while, and that was one of ‘em. Having the Sci-Fi channel and Cartoon Network take over my sleep does NOT make me happy! Weird! I don’t put much stock in dreams. I’m one of those “garbage in, garbage out” type of people. This was definitely a LOT of garbage going out!
Been kind of busy up until this point too. Yes, I actually do have a life outside of the computer! Now, my internal barometer, which causes quite a bit of pain, and the weather forecast, tells me we are expecting some nasty weather, so odds are, I’ll be shutting down my computer in the not too distant future. Last week were freezing our hind ends off. This week, we’ve had some “make me SO happy” weather. It’s 74 degrees. Gotta love the South!
I got an email this morning from Survival Life, and thought sharing the list included would be a good idea. It seems that the FBI is now keeping an eye on folks who do just plain, ordinary, day to day stuff. Odd. Very odd. And annoying.
1. Buying coffee with cash on a regular basis. (Because using cash is un-American…)
I get my coffee delivered right to my door. Hey… I’m lazy! What can I say?
2. Paying cash to get a tattoo or rent a car.
I have no tattoos, will never have a tattoo, and have only rented a car a couple of times in my life.
3. Taking “inappropriate photographs or videos.”
Do cats and grandkids count as inappropriate? Didn’t think so, but then again, we talking about the gubmint.
4. Being someplace “you don’t belong.” (Or as some may call it… profiling?)
I’d actually have to get out of the house once in a while.
5. Having a missing hand or fingers. (Not really sure how this is an issue.)
Got all appendages! I’m cool!
6. Traveling an “illogical distance” to use an Internet cafe.
Now why would I make a special trip anywhere to use something I’ve got right at my fingertips? If my internet craps out, I have other things to occupy my time.
7. Demonstrating an unusual interest in remote-controlled aircraft.
I’ve always liked watching those remote-controlled thingys, but have never had one. I wouldn’t mind having one that works in the house, just to annoy the bejabbers out of the cats! Heh.
8. Wearing a backpack when the weather is warm. (Students beware…)
I have a few backpacks, but I don’t wear ‘em around. I have enough issues with my back without purposely making it worse! They are for emergency purposes!
9. Making suspicious comments regarding radical theology or anti-U.S. sentiments that appear to be out-of-place and provocative.
Now this makes me wonder why Obama’s pastor of 20 years didn’t end up in jail. Seems he made both types of comments in one sentence.
10. Conducting financial transactions in bursts of activities within a short period of time, especially in previously dormant accounts.
Wouldn’t that require actually having money? I don’t have any!
Hmmm… I guess I’m safe. I wouldn’t swear to it, but isn’t it possible that there is a 4th Amendment issue here?
…way too early, and found nothing had changed for the better. Hence… I’m just not in the mood! Oh, there is much going on, but for right now, the outside world is just going to have to go on without me.
That fool up in D.C. is still in the White House, the Congress is still handing their power over to him and shafting the citizens, the states aren’t doing their job of preventing the continued deterioration, and I’m just fed up! I actually have things to do around here, which have been delayed due to a number of reasons, so I might as well give it a shot!
Pain sucks, but then, that’s nothing new. The sun is shining, and it’s warmer…a whopping 33 degrees at 9am. It’s a veritable heat wave! Pain still sucks!
But hey! The Russians won the gold in pairs, and quite a pair it is! Quite an impressive performance, if ya ask me. Yes, I like the figure skating stuff at the Olympics. Sue me! Although, I am rather disappointed the U.S. didn’t do so swuft, I do believe those two deserve that medal.
So, I’m actually going to do a few things I’ve been putting off, and maybe catch up on some of the crap we’ve got dvr’d! Some real life, and some not so real. Works for me! Maybe I’ll be back later to rant about something or other. It’s been known to happen.
I missed a lot yesterday, but I have several good reasons. Called life.
First, I spent a good bit of time on the phone with my insurance company. They decided it would be a good idea if I switched my plan…through them! After we got my rant out of the way about my thinking I was going to cancel the policy altogether due to the absurd rate increase, the young man, very patiently, explained a different policy that he thought I would like a lot better. Of course, I asked the major question….is this in any way related to Obamadontcare, the government, or any other entity that would raise my ire once again. “No ma’am,” he said, “this is completely through our company, and there are no governmental officials involved, including Obama and his dontcare.”
After some discussion, and question, I decided to go with the new policy, which, on one hand, raised my deductible to $6,000. On the other, it cuts out the OTHER $5,000 of out of pocket expenses. I don’t know why they don’t just call the whole damn thing a $10,000 deductible, cuz that’s what it is if YOU are paying it! Sheesh! My old policy was about $13,000 a year, plus another $10K, so basically, I was paying $23,000 a year for a catastrophic policy, that only paid 50% after all that other cash was thrown out. Hence, the thought of canceling, and paying the freakin’ fine. Or, I could go to jail, and get 3 squares, a cot, and all the medical care I needed. Tough decision!
Why had my insurance become a annual income of some people? One word….OBAMADONTCARE! And the insurance company told me that!! We just can NOT afford that anymore, thanks to Obama! Yeah, we were comfortable, and could have lived out our lives in said comfort. Not anymore! I’ve been poor, I can adapt. But THIS? What has been thrust upon this country by a socialistic government is an abomination!
Whew! Got that off my chest!
Now, with this new plan, I will be paying the $6K deductible, BUT after that is met, which for me, ain’t too difficult, everything is covered 100%. Now why the hell didn’t my other policy do that? Oh, that’s right…because I had no need for maternity care! Now how absurd is that! Well, I have it now! And let me tell ya…if I get preggers? Light the candles, strike up the band, bring out the champagne….cuz THAT would be a miracle of the greatest magnitude! Mary had the equipment….I don’t!
Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it. Joe drives to Obama’s house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood, where it’s clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year.
Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.
Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, “$9,500.”
“$9,500?” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy repair!”
“Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than that for free,” explains Joe. “It’s always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law, and it did pass earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way. It’s known as ‘Joe’s Affordable Plumbing Act of 2013.’ Surprised you haven’t heard of it.”
In spite of that, Obama tells Joe there’s no way he’s paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves. Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book looking for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses listed have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Joe’s price, Obama does nothing.
The leak under Obama’s sink goes unrepaired for the next several days. A week later the leak is so bad that Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there’s a risk that the room will flood, so Obama calls Joe and pleads with him to return.
Joe goes back to Obama’s house, looks at the leaky pipe, and says, “Let’s see – this will cost you about $21,000.”
“A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!” Obama quickly fires back.
Joe explains the reason for the dramatic increase. “Well, because of ‘Joe’s Affordable Plumbing Act,’ a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own plumbing, so there are fewer of you paying for all the free plumbing I’m doing for the people who make less than $250,000. As a result, the rate I have to charge my wealthy paying customers rises every day. Not only that, for some reason, the demand for plumbing work from the group of people who get it free has skyrocketed, and there’s a long waiting list of those who need repairs. This has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, and they’re not being replaced – nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they won’t make any money. I’m hurting now too – all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won’t pay their fair share.”
Obama tries to straighten out the plumber: “Of course you’re hurting, Joe! Don’t you get it? If all the rich people learn how to fix their own plumbing and you refuse to charge the poorer people for your services, you’ll be broke, and then what will you do?”
Joe immediately replies, “Run for president.”
Shared by Fr Sam.
…once again, Budweiser outdoes itself! Their commercials during the Super Bowl are usually a big hit. This one? If you don’t smile, or maybe shed a happy tear, then check your pulse!
H/T: My beautiful niece, Katie!
Now that my temp is back in the double digits…at least it was the last time I check….99.6…it’s definitely time for me to get a move on and get all that stuff done that was suppose to be dealt with by now. Being pretty much unconscious for 3 days, and worthless for another 2 has got me WAY behind schedule! Yes, all my shopping has been done for a while, but it’s the wrapping part I’ve put off. Yep…not a smart move. But hey….did I decide to get the flu? NO, I did not! Trust me, I’d rather have a root canal!
So, for the next couple of days, I’ll be in and out….or not. Mostly not. Just a fair warning! So, I leave you with these few humorous thoughts, shared by Jerry.
I think he makes better use of them than most folks. (click pic to embiggen)
Shared by Fr Sam.
You might have noticed, things seem to be running smoothly after the big upgrade by Bluehost. As best I can tell, no glitches from this end. I suppose I could have posted something last night, but ya know… I just didn’t feel like it!
I took a side trip to Wally World down in Corinth, and was quite surprised that there were no where near the number of people I expected, since this is the ‘shopping season’. Jeeez…I hate that term! This is NOT a shopping season, but we have sure turned it into one. This is the CHRISTmas season! Let’s get that RIGHT! Sheesh!
Anyway, I had to pick up some non fridge items to send to Afghanistan, and my latest ‘craving’…marshmallows, so I figured while I was in the area, why not! Besides, the tax is lower down there. Sadly, they have a state income tax, so that ruled out Mississippi when we decided to leave the frozen lands of Wisconsin. I suppose it all works out in the end, one way or another.
Good news from my foray into MS… my battery is good for another 2 years and 3 months. Heh. The bad news, I’ll have to go back down there again in another 3 months to make sure it’s still working. Apparently, I only had two incidents show up on my ticker readout, and they were fast beating. Told the nurse that’s likely when I was raking leaves. Heh. She agreed. Usually, there are incident of my dadburn heart stopping, which is why I need that internal mp3 player. The pumper is only 60% functional without it. sigh… If it’s not one thing, it’s another, eh? The heart, the spine issues, the nasty disease….oh well! I woke up this morning, and for that, I am grateful….to God!
So, while I was driving back from Corinth, I got to listen to the beginning of Mark Levin’s show. I just love him. Take no bull, says what he means, and gives a major slap down to whoever needs one! Ya gotta hear the show…at least his beginning monologue!
HealthCare.gov is racist! Heh! Just HAD to share this with ya!
Speaking of Obamacare, and seriously, lately, does anyone ever talk about anything else these days? Well, Michelle’s friends who ‘built’ this fiasco didn’t include any security into the site! Piece of advice, DO NOT EVEN TYPE THE WEB ADDRESS INTO YOUR COMPUTER! Jeeez! More than 3 years, and they still have a failed site, with no security? Let me ask….how long did it take for Amazon to create their site, and get it up and running, handling MILLIONS of customers, around the world? Don’t you think it would have been a good idea for the gubmint to contact the REAL experts, and get their advice, instead doing the crony thing, which is what Obama did in hiring a loser, FOREIGN company! Logic would say to shut down the site, and get it fixed before anyone has their identity stolen, and their lives ruined! But then, there is no logic in this administration, and they are spending OUR money to push for Obamacare, in another campaign to promote this disaster! Bottom line: They don’t give a damn! A REAL man, a REAL leader, would admit this was a mistake, and take responsibility. But then, we don’t have one of those in the White House, do we.
Please, for the love of all that’s holy, work to get the Dems out of the Senate, take more of their seats in the House. These people are going to kill me, and many like me, if we don’t get this Obama BS revoked! Want the problem solved? Allow people to buy insurance across state lines! Can you imagine the competition? Costs will decrease, and guess what! You don’t have to pay for something you don’t need….like maternity care…and the BIG prize…you won’t be forced to pay for the murder of children. Now, wouldn’t THAT be a novel concept? :? This idea has been proposed many times by those on the right, my own Congress critter, Mz Marsha has repeatedly introduce bills to do just that, but hey…the insurance lobbies are all about the big bucks, and they don’t want more competition.
So, the problem isn’t all Obama and his minions. It’s the lobbyists, and THEIR minions in both houses of Congress. They no longer work for us. They work for whoever donates the most money to their campaign coffers, who will reassure their re-election so they can take even MORE control of our lives. Ever get the feeling that something is SERIOUSLY out of whack? Yeah….me too!
Liberals laughed at the House in 2011 when they read the U.S. Constitution on the floor. There was a darn good reason for them to do that, but it really didn’t matter in the long run. The Constitution is just a piece of paper, written by old white guys a long time ago, and means nothing in their world. Well, it means a LOT in my world, and it should in yours as well. If we don’t get this country back on track, the way the Founders, you know, those old white guys, intended, we won’t have a country to get on any track but the one headed into the cesspool…the direction it is heading now!
I suppose all our concentrating on the Obamadontcare fiasco makes D.C. think we’ve all forgotten about the other scandals that have plagued this administration. Well, guess what! We have NOT forgotten! We well remember the murdered Americans in Benghazi. We haven’t forgotten the IRS targeting conservative groups. We remember OBAMA’S shut down of the government, his arrogance, the media pointing fingers at the WRONG people, and the disrespect shown to our greatest heroes. No, we have NOT forgotten!