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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I haven't wanted to post anything. We have had a rough time financially since our daughter's wedding and coming home from Wyoming.

We are trying to refinance our house and get some money for gutters and windows and to pay off my husband's truck.

I took a cue from my daughter and have been using my dry-erase board to help my memory and to remind myself of things we need to fix on the house or take care of.

There were marks on the passenger side of hubby's truck like someone tried to break into it while we were away. We took off the winter pool cover when we came home, and there are two big holes in the pool liner. We don't know if someone may have sliced it.

We needed to get the air-conditioning fixed on his truck and my van. His truck air-conditioning started to work again last Sunday when we were coming home from church. That saved us money toward fixing the air-conditioning on my van.

We paid the interest on our 2010 amended tax return for federal and state income taxes.

Hubby heard from the Congressman's office about the status of his VA checks; the money is ours that we have been saving in case of a pay back to the government. He will have the amount of his checks cut this fall.

On the dry-erase board I have listed:
Decide what to do with the pool
Spouting (gutters for the rain)
Windows-10 windows on the main floor and 4 in the basement
Take our animals to the vet
Eyeglasses for me and my husband
Write Wills

For me:
Blood work

I have been keeping busy with chores and setting up appointments. We will have our air-conditioning/ heat pump gone over next week under the service contract and there is a gathering in the city I am in of a genealogy group coming up soon. My sister does that as her hobby and this year I will go to it since it will be local. I am also setting up appointments to get in wood for the winter.

I have been logging my household chores, not every little detail, but to have a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes I have to be my own cheerleader.

June 8, 2012 Vacuumed Master bedroom
June 8, 2012 Vacuumed Master bathroom
June 8, 2012 Changed batteries in thermostat for heat pump
June 9, 2012 Vacuumed kitchen
June 9, 2012 Mopped kitchen
June 9, 2012 Living room vacuumed-no furniture moved
June 9, 2012 Hallway vacuumed
June 9, 2102 Computer room vacuumed-no furniture moved
June 10, 2012 Washed my van-husband and son did the washing
June 10, 2012 Washed husband's pickup truck
June 10, 2012 Washed son's vehicle
June 11, 2012 Washed buckets from humidifier and from washing vehicles
June 11, 2012 Did laundry, folded clothes, marked Mom's name into her clothing
June 12, 2012 Vacuumed the carpeting in the basement
June 12, 2012 Vacuumed the work shop
June 12, 2012 Dusted the TV and TV cabinet, but not on the inside or on the sides
June 12, 2012 Feather dusted the Master bedroom
June 12, 2012 Feather dusted bar, green club chair, black side-table where the markers are
June 12, 2012 Wiped off tops of the washer and dryer
June 12, 2012 Cleaned kitchen sinks
June 12, 2012 Cleaned vanity and toilet in Master bathroom
June 12, 2012 Made the bed in the Master bedroom
June 12, 2012 Rearranged Rodger's clothes in walk-in closet in Master bedroom
June 12, 2012 Hung up all hanging clothes in the closets
June 12, 2012 House appraiser came with his son at 1 PM
June 12, 2012 Vacuumed the two wood boxes in the work shop
June 13, 2012 Made an appointment to have the air conditioning/heat pump cleaned and checked
June 13, 2012 Took stuff to Jackson Hewitt, mailed off checks for interest to state and federal for 2010 amended return
June 13, 2012 Put two baskets of folded clothes away
June 13, 2012 Clipped coupons and filed them
June 14, 2012 Entered Coke codes
June 14, 2012 Folded a load of laundry
June 14, 2012 Put three baskets of folded laundry away and marked Mom's clothing
June 14, 2o12 Made kabob recipe from Dash magazine. Delicious!
June 14, 2012 Took trash to the trash can outside and paper trash to the stove, replaced trash bags
June 15, 2012 Feather dusted all of the basement, but not the work shop

I got a certificate for the botched perm so I can get a free hair cut.

Our son and his girlfriend broke up and that has been rough on all of us. So there you have an insight into my daily life. As we get something taken care of, it gets erased off the dry-erase board that hangs on the refrigerator door. I also have written on it to Use: onions, garlic and ginger so that they don't spoil.

Exercise has been my housework, but that is not enough and my weight went up again from stress eating. My husband wants to quit his job when he is old enough to draw Social Security and he likes to eat when he is home. I keep telling him, he needs to act as though that is what he is living on to try it and see how we fare before he does it.

The older I get, the more I realize that I can only work on me even though I have to live by the results of actions taken by others.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/18/2012 8:34AM

    P.S. If your husband becomes so sick he can not work-he can apply for disability social security. He may be then eligible for medicare before age 65. The down side--he can not work at all or he has to repay all benefits. They usually decline you the first time and you have to get an social security disability attorney to appeal. That is what happened to my husband at age 49. He died at age 50-6 months after he applied. They then granted his application after he died and I got a small check of which 25% went to the attorney. I could not collect widows benefit until age 60.

Most of this information and more about collecting it is on the social security website if you want to investigate further yourself.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/17/2012 5:05PM

    I use my Franklin planner to jot the things I need to do and what I did. Any calendar or your dry/erase board, chalk board or piece of paper would do. It does help me to keep track of things and make me more productive. I started using this in 1993 when I became management. It has kept me sane since.

I have issues with finances as well. But I am working on solutions. I do get Social security widow benefit and have withdrawals from my IRA. I plan to wait until age 66 or 70 before I take my own SS benefits since mine will be higher than my current widow benefit. It is not easy living on the lower benefit since you can not earn more than $14, 600 or you begin to loose $1 for every $2 you earn. So if you take it at 62 and work you need to make less. This means if you make $30,000 in salary you LOOSE all your social security. You may even need to repay anything you made over the $14,600 for the past year while you took your benefit. He needs to really look at the situation realistically. If yours is less than his-collecting yours and letting him wait until age 66 or 70 you both win. See an expert before you make that choice. You can no longer pay back benefits and reapply at age 66. Also remember healthcare issues. Can not collect that until age 65.

Glad you got the free hair cut. Sorry to hear about son's loss. Things will get better. Prayers.

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MARY1313 6/17/2012 10:54AM

    Honey if I don't write a list on my dry erase board on my fridge, it doesn't get done. even though I see what needs to be done without the list, I'm usually doing something else and I think "well, I'll do that next." then when "next" comes, I have forgotten that thing and went on to something else. Menopause has made me mindless!!!!

Yep you have things that are worrying you, but please remember that most things that we worry about don't even happen.

Stop worrying about son and girlfriend. they are big people now (smile) I just had to tell my kids I was too nervous for them to tell me all their drama. Kids just have too much drama. I stopped asking questions too. the less I know the better I feel inside. try it! It works!!!

As for husband pppfffttt, he is dreaming LOL!!! Once he sees there is only enough money to munch on lettuce, he will be back working!!


Mary in Alabama

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0309COOKIE 6/17/2012 10:13AM

    Nice to see a blog from you. My you have gotten a lot accomplished! I like the idea of the dry erase board. I have to write things down too otherwise I forget things too.

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RAINBOWCHOC 6/17/2012 2:49AM

    so why were you washing your son's car???? I'm sure he is big enough to manage that for himself! I know it's a labour of love but you must take care of you too.
I hope your husband can find a way of supplementing his income when he retires or there will have to be some big changes. Could you move to a smaller place? Will he still want to chop wood for the heating when he gets more arthritic? Time to set him down to some serious thinking!!
Your Sparkfriends are here for you, keep blogging and we will be there to keep your spirits up.
ps, good to read your mother is still with you.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/16/2012 9:09PM

    Awww, sorry finances are such a struggle. **SIGH** wishing you luck with getting fixed what needs fixing.

I too need a list or it just doesn't get done. My memory isn't bad, but you know, when you have so many balls to juggle, you just have to take whatever help you need to stay organized. The dry erase board sounds like a fine tool. I use mine, too.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/16/2012 6:51PM

  I have been a list-maker for many years. If it isn't written down, there is too much danger of it being forgotten. And........there is a real feeling of accomplishment when the item or chore can be crossed off. Lists keep me honest.

I am sorry that you have had to go through so many financial upheavals. I hope that things get better for you very soon. The stress is NOT good for you in so many ways.

Take care.

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TEXASFILLY 6/16/2012 1:55PM

    emoticonDo the best you can, dear heart, and give the rest to the Good Lord~ *hugs* BB~

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ROXYZMOM 6/16/2012 8:53AM

    I love the idea of writing down what you accomplished, especially since you are staying home. I stayed home for eight years when my maids were small and can remember how I felt - doing the same thing every day . My husband and my discussions were about the kids or his work. I ended up starting a non profit group for stay at home moms - 80 joined the first month! I knew then I wasn't alone.

Is there a club or senior center in your area? My MIL is in one, goes everyday and loves it.

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Some Good News.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Our truck was $132.00. It was an add-on security system that went bad and they just disconnected it. Apparently it wouldn't recognize my husband's key.

Today he came in from work and said, "Guess what?" He found the register to the savings account in the console of his truck. I think we had it in his truck the night before we left for our trip to Kansas/Wyoming. I am relieved.

I want to try to get a refund Hair Cuttery for my body perm. Our son's girlfriend is supposed to come by and go with me since she talked to them while we were traveling and sent pictures of my hair after they permed it and then after it was styled and cut in Wyoming.

Nothing new here. I have dropped a pound and can probably say I have lost more depending on what shoes I have on. My feet are not of equal size because of a foot surgery and I wear costly sneakers to get the support I need. They are clunky shoes but serve their purpose.

We have had rainy days here and it has been overcast. Today was nice and not too hot. I sat on my park bench on the pool deck and filed my grocery coupons. My husband is going with me to grocery shop later this evening.

I think our pool leaked and that is what caused the sink hole. The cover which we bought last year is torn around the grommets and has a lot of water on it. The water level is the lowest I have ever seen it and the sides of the pools are not straight now. I am ready to have the thing bulldozed over, but I don't think we can fit a bulldozer through the gate in our fence. It is just like flushing money down the toilet for all that we use it. I love to swim, but hesitate to go by myself because nobody could see me if I was drowning. We will see what happens to it.

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ROXYZMOM 6/8/2012 7:20AM

    Congrats on finding the register, the low maintenance cost, and weight loss! A pool in the backyard sounds so nice and relaxing! I hope it's something that can be fixed easily so you can use it. Can you stay in the shallow side when you are by yourself? Water hs always been a great de-stressor for me.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2012 6:12PM

  I am so glad to read that you got some good news. We can all use that once in awhile.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/6/2012 10:58AM

    Great news about the truck! I hope you can get your money back from the Hair Cuttery. If you did get rid of the pool-would that be another worry gone?? Would it reduce some expenses?? It may lessen your load which is a good thing. Perhaps you could sell it??

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SENATOR9 6/6/2012 9:37AM

    Good to hear good news

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RAINBOWCHOC 6/6/2012 4:37AM

    well done on that weight loss, good news about the truck too.
Your pool did seem to be a lot of work last summer, lots of chemicals and not much swimming. Let's hope it's a simpler problem this year and you get some benefit.
best wishes, Sandra

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1CRAZYDOG 6/5/2012 9:19PM

    God job!!

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Saturday, June 02, 2012

I will take a little time to update everyone on what I have been doing.

Wedding preparations:

I needed to get my hair done for the trip. I went to Hair Cuttery and asked for a body perm. I was there for 3 hours and I could have done my hair better by myself. I felt I looked like Grandma on The Adams Family after the perm. I was also soaked. I lifted up my blouse and asked my stylist if I was wet. She said, "No." When I went to my van, I knew that I was. When I got home and looked in the mirror, I looked like I had peed myself.

I still needed to go to the drug store and pick up a prescription so I would have enough for the trip. I didn't go that night.

My son's girlfriend took me shopping for a dress. We found one at Ross for less than $22!!! I was amazed! I got my shoes at KMart and had almost enough Shop Your Way Rewards to pay for them. I also found a pair of flats, but they weren't on sale. My son's girlfriend, Kathryn (we call her Kaitlyn or Kate) bought them for me for Mother's Day. I also got new underwear.

We left for Wyoming on May 19th. My husband, son, and Kate took turns driving. The rest is a blur.

We were to pick up the in-laws in Kansas and drive them to the wedding. The mother of the groom just about drove us all nuts. We stayed at the groom's house in Kansas, I don't know if they will sell it or rent it out. We went to the groom's mother's sister's house for dinner and other than the meat being cooked, we had to cook the sides, set the table, do the clean up and dishes afterwards. When we went to pick up the groom's parents the following morning, they hadn't packed and our start-out time from Kansas was delayed by two hours. The woman is a hoarder and her husband is in ill health. She barely had a pathway for him to get from room to room and she packed 4 suitcases, two winter coats, gloves and ear muffs and other things to take along. We didn't get to a motel until way after midnight and she was complaining. Kate told her if they had been ready on time, we would have checked in earlier.

When we got to Nebraska and were in a convenience store, she asked me if I could spot her some money. She said she forgot to pack cash!!! Her husband had a Conoco credit card and once while he was getting it out, we noticed he had a Mastercard too. My husband told me to be quiet, that he didn't want to cause any trouble before the wedding. Had I been driving, I would have hauled them back to Kansas and set them out in front of their house. We paid for them to sleep in our motel room.

Every time we were talking about directions, she would grab the road atlas and try to take over. No matter what the subject was, she tried to top it with an experience she had. We quickly learned all about their education and degrees and that they thought of us as inferior.

When we got to Wyoming where my daughter was staying at a friend's house, this woman complained about cat hair. The friend of my daughter lost her job the week before the wedding and put up the groom's parents, my daughter, her fiancÚ, and two other women that were in the wedding party. She cooked supper for everyone and had cereal there for everyone for breakfast. This woman (the groom's mother) made everyone angry with her remarks and freeloading.

We stopped at Mt. Rushmore on the way and Kate left a national park pass in our son's car. We rented a Dodge Grand Caravan in Kansas to seat everyone comfortably, but the groom's mother surrounded her seat with stuff so that whenever we stopped all of it had to be moved for the people in the back to get out. Then when we all got back in, she put it back in the aisle way between the seats.

My daughter and her fiancÚ paid to have everyone's hair done and I got a cut that worked for the wedding. Crabby complained to the stylist and upset my daughter. The day of the wedding Kate did my hair and hers and she complained to Kate.

The wedding was held at the Powder Horn in Wyoming downstairs. The groom and some of his friends were in their military uniforms. My daughter looked beautiful in her wedding gown of white with navy blue on the train and bodice.

They wrote their own vows to each other. They had karaoke after the wedding and hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. The groom cut the wedding cake with a saber that was part of his uniform. I had the couple doing the karaoke to sing, "Unchained Melody" and danced with my husband. I sang, The Lion Sleeps Tonight for my grandcats, Baldric, Ozzy and Mickey. My husband and daughter sang, "Momma Tried" and my son and I sang, "Jackson."

The groom sang, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" to the bride about 30 minutes into the karaoke and it was hilarious! They hired a trolley to transport any of the guests to any place they wanted to go in Sheridan. Mother-in-law came up and asked my husband if he could drive her family to a quiet restaurant where they could talk. I got her purse and his handicapped sign out of our van and handed it to her and said we had other plans. I felt like they would have stuck us with the food bill for the restaurant. We went to our motel room and pulled everything out of the van and repacked it for the trip home.

The next morning, we were to meet for breakfast at 7 AM. That was pushed up to 8 AM, but nobody called to tell us. We went to the house of the father of the woman that was putting everyone one up at her 5 bedroom house. He lives near the Powder Horn Golf Course and has a beautiful home.

After breakfast, it was decided that all should watch the bride and groom open their gifts. This was part of our time to be on the road. When we finally left, we were called back. The father of the groom had peed himself and we had not noticed it and that would have been in our rental van and the probably very noticeable urine smell after traveling for awhile.

Again we left once Crabby got him taken care of and drove straight through to Kansas with a stop for supper at a Denny's. We didn't get there until 4:30 in the morning and the groom's father couldn't find the house keys. We carried all of the stuff up onto their front porch and proceeded to the groom's house and returned the van to the rental agency later that morning. We packed our son's car and headed back to Maryland. We arrived about 8 PM Tuesday night.

We hired a woman that is in college and her mother to come to our house and take care of our pets and we settled up with them and I began doing laundry. I still have my dress to wash and a load of whites then I am done. We packed half of what we would need and did laundry in Wyoming.

My husband went to see the heart doctor and he thought he was going to be scheduled for a stress test. The heart doctor said he didn't think that would be necessary. He also went to see a Congressman about having his VA disability cut and refinanced our house so that we can get new windows and spouting and pay off his pick-up truck. We had our mortgage down from $104,000 in 2008 to $86,00o and now it will be $106,000. I have been very depressed.

Crabby sent an e-mail asking me what we spent on gasoline, then she will deduct what they spent to see how much of the rental bill they will pay. I defriended her on my Facebook page. The woman is a kook.

We went to Yellowstone Park while there. We didn't take the in-laws. We went by way of the Chief Joseph Highway and didn't get there in time to see many things in the park. There was 3--4' of snow in some places. We didn't get to see Old Faithful. We did see whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope, bison, a male and female moose, a wolf, a black bear, a male and female elk and mountain goats. Two crossed the road behind our car and one went up to a guardrail post and scratched its rear end on the post. It was like he was putting on a show for us. We also saw a skunk, deer, a ring-necked pheasant and a zebra, but not in Yellowstone. I had a buffalo burger and the meat is very good. It is tender meat.

We came home by way of Burgess Pass and it was snowing and very, very foggy. There were hairpin turns and deer and I prayed a lot for our safety.

I have lost a check register for one of our savings accounts and I just can't seem to get going with anything. I cry out in my sleep and did so in Kansas, in the car, and at home. I don't feel like I can handle a lot right now and that is why it has taken me so long to respond to all of my Spark friends.

My sister told me that Mom has been going into deep sleeps and that she didn't think Mom woke up when they took her for a shower. She said Mom leaned her head into my sister's hand and slept like that for 20 minutes. My sister sent her grandson to get and aide to put Mom into her bed.

I went to see her before we left for Wyoming and noticed that she doesn't remember the names of many thing and calls things "tickets." She was looking at her fingernails and called them "tickets."

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INFLATED 6/3/2012 12:27AM

    No exercise yesterday. We ate a lot of ice cream on this trip in the form of milk shakes and floats. My weight is back up again.

I broke down on Friday. My son has likened me to being like Crabby and said God put a mirror in front of me, so I could see how that I am. I haven't found the register to the savings account and don't know what I did with it. I tried to be light-hearted while in Wyoming. I feel like I am losing it mentally since I came home.

Before the trip, I wanted some coffee and couldn't find the coffee pot. I searched the kitchen counters and looked in the dishwasher. I put the empty pot in the fridge instead of the sink to wash it. I sit at my computer and tears fall down onto my cheeks. I have difficulty remembering how to spell things and dread doing the bank statements. I wasn't pointing out Crabby's hoarding to be mean, but to me, if you had to wade through piles of stuff, why would you complain about cat hair at someone else's house. People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Yesterday my husband and son left about 11 AM and didn't get home until about 6 PM. My husband said they were going to help one of my son's friends to clean out a rental storage shed. I thought he said the name of a man in our church. I was tempted to call the man in our church to find out when they would be coming home and had I done that, he wouldn't have known what I was talking about. I had the wrong person. This is what I am dealing with and it is like I have lost it, mentally. I don't want to talk to people because I keep seeing my mistakes and can't fix whatever is causing me to make them.

I watched TV today and slept some, I never got dressed and ate leftovers from the fridge. Hubby and son ate at my son's friend's house.

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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 6/2/2012 11:03PM heart goes out to you. Praying for you too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/2/2012 10:12PM

  It sounds like you need to decompress and just concentrate on taking care of yourself. Get as much sleep as possible so that when you do decide to go back to your goal plan, you will be well-rested and able to handle everything.
There really are some strange people in the world aren't there????? Thank Goodness your daughter and son-in-law won't be living near them.
You will also need to be strong for your Mom. It is really difficult being in the Sandwich Generation. Some days I just don't have the strength to take care of my Mom and my kids.
Take care.

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MARY1313 6/2/2012 11:53AM

    Oh goodness, what a trip you had! Horrible people! Moochers too.

I'm so sorry about your Mother. It sounds like you are in a funk and I can't say I blame you!

I'm putting you on my prayer list!

Mary in Alabama

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1CRAZYDOG 6/2/2012 11:50AM

    Sorry to hear that the trip was not pleasant with that kooky woman. I would have de-friended her too!

Congratulations to your daughter. Wishing happiness to her and her new husband.

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0309COOKIE 6/2/2012 11:27AM

    Oh, what a fiasco with that crazy lady! My goodness! Glad that is over with, huh? Sounds like you had a nice time at the wedding though. Glad for that.

Sorry to hear about your mother's decline in function. That is never easy to absorb. I will pray for your mother and for your peace of mind.

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RAINBOWCHOC 6/2/2012 9:43AM

    I'm glad you are back but sorry you had to endure such a fraught trip. Your daughter will learn ways of keeping them at bay, some people never learn social skills!
Let's hope your mother is comfortable when she is sleeping, nothing worse than a "crook neck" when you wake up. I'm sure you are worried about her too.
So, I expect it's back to the 1000 days of exercise once the laundry is all done. Life just goes on!

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ROXYZMOM 6/2/2012 6:55AM

    Wow! What a lot of things to go through! I am glad you are back on blogging- it should help you work things out in your head so you don't feel so overwhelmed. I am going to pray that you can get a good night sleep!

PS. It sounds like you enjoyed your daughter's wedding day. You and your husband were nice not to drop crabby off in the middle of the road!!

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TEXASFILLY 6/2/2012 6:15AM

    O! I'm so sorry for the horrible trip you endured with your in~laws. *hugs* At least you are back home now. I hope the wedding was a great success and that your daughter and her husband will be very happy. So sorry to hear about your Mother, too, dear heart. Please take extra~good care of yourself. You have a lot on your plate. *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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A Big Scare!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

My husband had chest pains from the time he awoke 8 AM until after 8 PM yesterday. He finally told us he wanted our son to drive him to the hospital emergency room.

His EKG was fine and all of his readings on the heart monitor were fine. He was kept overnight so they could check his cardiac enzymes.

He told the doctor he had manually lifted a container full of liquid on Thursday that may have weighed over 200 pounds. Our son used to work with my husband and said it may have weighed closer to 500 pounds. We think he had muscular pain and not heart problems. I will know more today.

He was admitted, but it is counted as out-patient by the hospital to our insurance and we will be charged differently than if he had been listed as admitted.

Every day we're shufflin'

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INFLATED 5/31/2012 2:04AM

    My husband had a pulled muscle. He is okay but had to do follow-up with a heart doctor and has to do a stress test. I don't know if he has done that yet. With our daughter's wedding and a trip from Maryland to Wyoming to be there for the wedding, refinancing our house, a broken down truck (hubby's pickup truck) when we came home from the trip, I don't know what is going on. Things have to settle down first.

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TEXASFILLY 5/13/2012 12:40AM

    emoticonO goodness, dear heart! It's been too long since I caught up with you and learn this! I do hope your hubby is back to good health and that all is well. How is he doing? How are you? Please take care of each other and I will keep you both in my prayers. *hugs* BB~

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ROXYZMOM 5/6/2012 4:59PM

    Great idea to take him to the hospital, I see I am reading this several days after you wrote it -- did you find out what it was??

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1CRAZYDOG 4/30/2012 9:09PM

    Well, glad they admitted him for observation anyway. But gotta echo what was said. He should go IMMEDIATELY to ER if he has chest pain. Period. That is the only way they can effectively help him if he is actively having a heart attack!

I carry a baby aspirin with me so if anyone has chest pain (me, hubby, Mom, Dad) I am prepared with that aspirin.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/30/2012 3:54PM

  You were all wise to take him in to actually have his heart checked. Too often, we just hope it will go away and wait too long. I am so glad to hear that his heart is fine. Lifting that much weight could certainly have strained some muscles and caused the pain.
You are so right.........we just keep shuffling along......what else can we do???

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RAINBOWCHOC 4/30/2012 12:24PM

    sending love to you all

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 4/30/2012 10:46AM

    Glad your husbands heart is ok. He must be really strong to lift 200-500 pounds! It is good they kept him overnight. Hopefully they will find what is causing his pains and cure it.

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SENATOR9 4/30/2012 10:25AM

    Good to hear he's all right

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JUDYAMK 4/30/2012 8:35AM

    Great to hear it is not his heart. However you need to tell him he should never wait that long,,because if there was anything going on or any clots there is a shot called Arixtra they give him into the stomach to break up the clot, my husband was rushed to hospital with chest pains & his leg was all red & so hot, he had all the signs & gave him the shot immediately. Minutes count. He did not have a clot but the vascular DR. said he had to act aggressively in case. better to err on the side of caution than have 6 men walking slowly beside him another thing they told us if any chest pains take an aspirin right away to chew it not swallow it.I work in a pharmacy for 22 years & saw people wait too long & it was over for them or others .My mother in law had pains in the morning all the symptoms rushed to hospital she had the heart attack that night.My brother had indigestion in the middle of the night 36 years old it wasn't he had a heart. ( he lived ) My Uncle had chest pains after supper would not go to hospital, he died driving his car on the way to work the next morning.I will be praying for your husband ,

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ALEXTRAZZA 4/30/2012 8:25AM

    I hope that it is just muscle pain! Sending good thoughts your way!

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THEEXERCISER 4/30/2012 8:19AM

    I hope that your husband is okay!

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Day 218 of Chris Downie's 1,000 days of doing 10 minutes of exercise

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012 Day 218
Chopping Wood 52 minutes 621 calories burned
Heavy Cleaning 5 minutes 45 calories burned
Moving: carrying boxes 6 minutes 84 calories burned
Total Exercise Minutes: 73

Hubby turned in the rental vehicle this evening and got his pickup truck back. We will have to wait on the insurance company of the driver that hit him to settle up on the claim.

We cut wood this evening because the temperatures are supposed to drop here from highs in the 70s, to highs in the 50s and rain is expected for the next 10 days.

We drained the water off of the winter cover and the next day the ground collapsed into a sink hole. The grass never tore apart and there are no cracks in the soil but we have about a 3' in diameter hole in back of the pool.

Hubby said the damage to his truck was $4,786.55.

I was sick yesterday with stomach pain.

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ROXYZMOM 4/22/2012 9:05AM

    Glad your husband got his truck back which means you got your can back!! Woohoo!!
I hope it doesn't get too cold for you.

We had a sink hole that got bigger and bigger - it didn't crack on top either. The next door neighbor kept draining his pool in the same spot for years and the water landed there. The county came out and fixed it - there was a bunch of debris buried underground by the builder - there was a time when they were allowed to do it. The county paid 30000. To fix our backyard!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/21/2012 9:46PM

  I hope you feel better soon. Thank Goodness for Insurance!!!
We were at a friend's house a couple of weeks ago and I was admiring a Hosta in her garden, when all at once it disappeared...........sink hole. They live on a lake. and we had had lots of rain, so I guess that is why it happened?????

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SENATOR9 4/21/2012 11:24AM

    Very high price

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 4/21/2012 11:21AM

    Ouch! At least the other driver will pay for the truck. Is the pool damaged? A small sinkhole could be an opportunity for a flower bed. I had to dig some dirt away from one fence gate so it would open better. I also had some erosion issues around the base of the basement door. The extra dirt got moved to the eroded site, I got my gate working and I had dirt for my potted plants inside my outdoor small green house. One problem fixed two! Look for positive opportunities in the problems. Many problems are blessings in disguise.

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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 4/21/2012 11:08AM

    Oh my goodness spark friend.....praying you'll be better soon and that it won't be long for the insurance claim to be settled. Take care and God bless ! emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 4/21/2012 3:24AM

    I think I would be sick too with a bill like that. I hope you feel better after a gentle weekend

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1CRAZYDOG 4/21/2012 12:47AM

    Oh my . . . hope your better and sorry to hear hubby's repairs are so expensive! HUGS

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