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Very productive day

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Had day all planned out to be at dad's house. We took our laundry there so we could kill two birds with one stone,,, DD fan vacuum which we had to bring from our house,, I did four loads of laundry and shredded for about three hours, lots of papers of mom's and mine,, mostly mine,, we brought all of her tax papers home to be filed, organized a whole case of playing cards we c=fond in a drawer,, all used, but some possible collectors cards.. I d=found an unopened deck of NFL official playing cards that Dad probably bought in the 80's.. Found a deck of Disney world cards from parents trip there in 1980.

All in all we got a lot accomplished,, two huge paper sacks packed tightly with shredded papers to be recycled. Took trash out, bagged up more trinkets for sale of mom's ,,, two huge stretchy trash bags full..

Whipped up a small pan of lasagna and some garlic knots, a big green salad with green peppers, avocado, fresh mushrooms for late lunch. I am hoping to sit and pay some more bills later,, Ran dishwasher, still have hand dish washing to do, and sorting and organizing my coupons.

So much to do, so little time..

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FLEMIDG 3/10/2013 12:27AM

    Sounds like you had a busy day and got a lot accomplished. Hope you have a good night's sleep.

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PATRICIAAK 3/9/2013 10:56PM

    super! Have a good night's sleep.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/9/2013 10:56PM

    I say you are way organized. Glad you got lots done today.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/9/2013 9:16PM

    Way to go. Clearing out a house is hard work.
You never want to run out of thyme.
Rest well. Have a great tomorrow.

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RACEWELLWON 3/9/2013 6:26PM

    Be right over for dinner - Mmmm - emoticon Wow you girls got alot accomplished. Nice , cards - Have you ever been up through the wine country in northern Ca ? I really enjoyed the Oregon Coast the most. Still working on Rory for out trip , will know by next week when Laurie crashes at my house Friday before my 5k , I plan on showing her all the info you sent , cause if I can get her to drive then it will look a go ! :) - Hugs Karen emoticon

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SO glad it is Friday

Friday, March 08, 2013

Do not forget to turn your clock ahead tomorrow evening!! Spring ahead!

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HOLLYM48 3/9/2013 10:34AM

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/8/2013 9:37PM

    Thanks. Don't want to be late for work on Monday.

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LUCKYDUCK2 3/8/2013 8:24PM

    I did not turn my clock back last Fall in the bedroom. Always nice to get up and go downstairs and have that extra hour. Yep, I play mindgames with myself. ;)

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  Eeek! I'd forgotten!

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PATRICIAAK 3/8/2013 7:46PM

    I've been reminding people so no one is late for Church.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/8/2013 5:44PM

    Yes ma'am

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RACEWELLWON 3/8/2013 5:13PM

    Its about time too !

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another tax day

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Went to get mom's taxes done, found out I have to file yet another whole set of taxes for the Trust! Back to square one, had to visit trust attorney to find out about IRS papers and now I go back and do yet another set of taxes,, three every year!!
Stopped in friends business to get our laptop fixed,,

long work day tomorrow and lots of cleaning on weekend at dad's house.. snow stopped this afternoon...

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RACEWELLWON 3/8/2013 2:48PM

    Its a B____ ! But , must be done ! Your know those crafty IRS people- I know them well ! Good Luck - Congrats on Sparky Anniversary Award ! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/7/2013 10:27PM

    At least you got it all done.

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PATRICIAAK 3/7/2013 6:38PM

    You have my sympathy. I dislike all the paperwork. It would be a huge frustration to find out there was more.

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Wednesday! No snow today!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

No sun, but no snow,,

I fear that some people are under a mistaken impression of these blogs. I have been blogging about U of M helping my daughter. She is not applying for a scholarship, she is seeking medical help. It has been fully described in previous blogs, but basically she cannot work due to her severe condition, so cannot get insurance with no job or $$, so no medical help. I took her to the University of Michigan, but without lots of cash or insurance, they cannot treat her. I was under the impression that it being a world renowned teaching hospital, there would be some type of trade-off like students/interns learning from her and she get a f=break of some kind for being a teaching tool. NO go..

Applications I am filing out and she is filling out are for help with the costs of her treatment.. It may take months to find out and her skin will be back to square one by then,, it is only two hours drive there, BUT it is not an easy set of roads to drive. THe most congested and busiest and most dangerous in the state. It did not help that we were racing a big rain/sleet/snow storm when we went the first time.
Without help from U of M coordinators, there is no treatment option left for her.

I ask for deep prayers for my DD to get the help she wil need for the rest of her life.. there is no cure and very few treatment options that allow a person to function normally. She is always very upbeat with people on Sparks, but her own situation is dismal.. I wish I could take on the pain of this disease for her...

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RACEWELLWON 3/7/2013 11:22AM

    Oh boy there has to be a way to treat DD. See this stuff makes me angry - its seems that they ( Hospitals ) make the situation so difficult to get required attention. I cannot see why DD does not qualify for SS benefits. Especially when I see the dope addicts getting it - very frustrating - You are both in my Prayers - Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/6/2013 9:41PM

    Michigan has assistance programs. The Social Worker at the hospital should have talked to you about these. That's his/her job!

Hopefully, this website will help.


Also, click the link Health Care Program for Adults near the bottom of the page.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/6/2013 9:21PM

No social security disability? If she's turned down the right lawyer should be able to help.
There should be support groups for people with her illness, too. Maybe online? They may be able to give some advice.

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/6/2013 2:54PM

    And your state doesn't offer any sort of medi-caid/medi-cal? I can't believe there isn't anything anyone can do for her. I know homeless and indigent persons (in most states) can get some sort of medical assistance. I mean, especially since this is preventing her from working. They should be able to disable her? Strange. So sorry you are all going through this. Will be praying.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/6/2013 2:45PM

    I've already prayed for her. Bless her heart

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Daily hurdles

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

A good day at work, , called to make tax appointment to get mom's taxes done,but lady told me I have a better and faster chance of just walking in! I can get it done in-between appointments. I have an early day Thursday at work, so may go then.
talked to U of M coordinators for Dd. I was all worried about the application. The wording sounded like they wanted to know if I was willing to liquidate all of MY assets to pay the bill. I let my fingers do the walking and found out that I did not have to worry, that DD was to fill it out, that none of my assets were being considered. Whew!! I'm my own worst enemy, worry wart!!

I am so used to dealing with the government, that I used THEIR definition of household assets...

I am suffering with a severe pain in my right foot at the side of the great toe. It has been like a hot electrical shock since 8 a.m. and I took an Ibuprofen and am going to take another tart cherry capsule this evening. I usually take one 1,000mg capsule twice a day to reduce inflammation from fibro and arthritis. DD takes it and it eases the pain of her dermatitis and eczema dramatically.

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RACEWELLWON 3/7/2013 11:16AM

    Gosh , I hope they can help - I know , that paper work is like signing your life away ! Have been sorting through all of this paperwork for DH lately - University of Chicago hospital stay was denied by BC/BS - Hmmmm has to be some error in that decision- ya think ? Anyway I do hope that you get thing sorted out and your toes is better . Hugs K

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/5/2013 7:39PM

    I'm glad it doesn't go by your assets or income jsut hers. She ahs mroe options that way.
Hope you feel better soon

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/5/2013 6:30PM

    Good for you for sticking with it. Sorry you're hurting. Pray it gets better soon.

Just read your post from yesterday. I'm sure your dad is with you today, too.

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NORASPAT 3/5/2013 3:04PM

    sound like a plan DD should be able to get help from the U of M. One of ours sons with a 4.0 avg Deans List engineering physics was told he had to leave the campus because his bill was not paid He had paid his part but the lions share was ours. In January on the record coldest day of the year I drove up and asked for the chancellor. I got the financial aid woman . I had a copy of our sons transcript with a letter from him to discuss this issue he was over 18.
I also had his bill and the money we had to pay was the only part owing.
She said he is a grown man and we expect our students to come forward to fight their own battles. I EXPLODED. I said look at the bill it distinctly says we owe you thousands of dollars and until we apply for a loan you cannot Kick him off Campus. He is an high honors student and this year there are 85 FULL TIME football players and even more hockey players here on FULL scholarships. I asked if it was an institute of learning ot entertainment . I knew there was a board meeting and I told her I would be there with his transcript and the letter saying he had to leave Campus January 6th.
I drove back home to a message on the answering machine that his bill was paid by physics department scholarships. He left the campus with money in the bank. He had been given a job as a lab assistant as work study so he was allowed to keep all of that.
I was shaking in my shoes I was so MAD, but the squeaky wheel got the grease. He graduated CUM LAUDE in Engineering physics but there was no work for him in Maine. That is why he lives in CA , I sure wish he was here in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I hope DD is able to get as much financial aid as she needs Pat inMaine.

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SUSANBEAMON 3/5/2013 2:29PM

  sounds like a productive day.

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