PICKIE98   296,077
250,000-299,999 SparkPoints
PICKIE98's Recent Blog Entries

so many calls, so little time..

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sometimes life is full of busy things, things that catch up to me.. called HVAC guy to set appointment for post-surgery furnace/a/c checkup for warranty, cancelled rheumatologist appointment for 9/12:no $$ to pay for it; called hospital about financing whole procedure, called handyman Joe to get a battery out of my sink drain trap.. (another story)..
Tomorrow is my family doc appt. to clear me for surgery.. get some med clarifications since I have dropped most of my most expensive meds.
Boss informed us today that we are starting work one hour earlier tomorrow, so I will be rising again at 3 A.M. Glad I am finished at 11.. so much paperwork to do for hospital and docs, bills,etc.

Still unpacking vacation things, mostly non perishable foods that I did not use, plastic bags,etc... Trying to coordinate deliveries and services for at least a day AFTER my surgery.. Table should be delivered some time next week... The last link to my new kitchen.. now everything will be brand new except the sink and two year old window.
Decided not to do an canning this year, or put up any preserves.. I was going to make huckleberry preserves, but I bought some cheap on vacation, so will just eat the berries now, fresh for the vitamins...

Glad ex hub will help close pool with DD... a big relief..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 4:29PM

    Be sure to check with the financial department or social services department at the hospital because there may be money available to help you with the expenses. You seem to get more done accidentally than I do on purpose.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KASEYCOFF 8/30/2011 3:56AM

    All best wishes on your surgery, Linda - you're in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be looking for the post-op postings!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/29/2011 10:47PM

    The big problem with vacations is the catch up you have to do.

I could not work a 3am shift, my body gets messed up if I get up too early I usually go to bed at midnight. I hope you are able to be in bed early.
You are very wise to check out all of the medical stuff. I discovered that even the IRS gives out incorrect information. I did ask the hospital for a patient advocate, they have lots of ideas and they will work to help you get to the right people if you need help with financial matters.

HUGS LINDA Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/29/2011 9:49PM

    Wow, you have been busy but sounds like you got a lot done and it is nice to be able to cross those things off your list, huh? I am going to a class next month to learning canning techniques...too cool.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/29/2011 7:04PM

    Wow! a lot that you have on your plate,. You need to have a clone created to help with some of that stuff.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Beautiful day here!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Windy, high 70's, sunny.. dried towels, clothes, sheets on line, very quickly,, got shopping done aherad for week after next. Went to Aldis for some groceries and their sign stated they were only accepting cash due to Irene!!
I am not sure where their American base is, but I do not use a debit card anyway.. Lots of people left because they had NO cash on them!! Weird!!

Called furniture store yesterday to confirm shipping date of my new table to them.. Shipping date is day after my surgery, so it works out great!! No time restrictions!! Five more working days till I am off for awhile,, so much to do..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KASEYCOFF 8/30/2011 3:44AM

    You are really forging right ahead - great organization! Re Aldi: dunno where there American hdqtrs is either, tho I think they're a Dutch company. Not that the Netherlands had anything to worry about Irene... or maybe it was the American bank they use for the US chain? A curiousity, fer sher.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/29/2011 10:01AM

    Hi LINDA you are getting well prepared. I hope the surgery improves your arm and hand as well as our surgeries did. We are both hoping for an excellent outcome for you.

Happy to know your table will be there before you have the surgery and i hope you hve a very successful Yard sale. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Late since we lost power for just 9 hours yesterday but all is well with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonFRIEND!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 8/29/2011 6:59AM

    You are one busy gal. Will you be able to slow down when you have the surgery?

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/28/2011 9:40PM

    Glad to hear you got so much done today. Have to admit I never carry cash...cant spend it if Im not carrying it around. Glad your table date is right on schedule and hope all goes well this week!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/28/2011 9:24PM

    & so little time to do it in.

Your surgery is a week from tomorrow. I'm going to be praying for you. And your surgeon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS_BRENDA_P 8/28/2011 7:48PM

    I love that you dry clothes on a line. I've been doing the same. We've been having triple digit weather most of this summer. No reason to let all that heat and sunshine go to waste ;-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 7:05PM

    I know several people who never carry cash on them but always use their debit cards. Amazing!!! Glad you got your grocery shopping done and are ahead of the game. WAY TO GO on pinning them down to a delivery date on your new table!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

table gone: lots of memories

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ex hubs came by this morning , treated DD and I to brunch, then they loaded our big dining table on a trailer for him to take home,,, he agreed to close our pool with Kristy after Labor day weekend, as he and his wife have craft shows both weekends..
he even brought his kitchen table for us to sell in the garage sale and DD keeps the $$ from its' sale!

HE also offered to lend us his bazaar tables for our sale.. he is going to change DD oil and lube the joints.. mow our lawn,,, I never refuse his help,,
still unpacking vacation supplies, organizing my basement pantry, picked some more berries.. clotheslines full of towels,, trying to get heavy things done before next weekend..
maybe we will make enough $$ on the sale to pay for some of my surgery...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 7:02PM

    Hope you make lots of money at your yard sale!!! Praying for you that your surgery goes well and you have a rapid and complete recovery!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 8/28/2011 6:12AM

    Just had a garage sale this weekend and it was a hugh success. Good luck with yours

Report Inappropriate Comment
KASEYCOFF 8/28/2011 4:26AM

    Wish my ex had been as helpful as that... wish he'd have been helpful at ALL, lol! Re the yard sale: I used to make some decent money once or twice a year from ours. Unfortunately, they don't have yard sales here. Darnitall!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KILLERANGEL47 8/28/2011 3:46AM

    I hope the garage sale goes smoothly and that business it good! emoticon Congrats on having yor ex help you out, too. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/27/2011 11:07PM

    I hope your garage sale is very succesful for both of you.
Good for you and your ex for being civil and helping one another.
I rather doubt we will have power tomorrow night. Hugs Pat in Maine.
I hope your surgery goes well.
DH and I both have several hand surgeries over the last few years. Five for me and three for him and all have had good outcomes. I hope yours goes well fo you too. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/27/2011 7:23PM

    Fingers crossed for a great sale!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARTHASPARKS 8/27/2011 6:50PM

    Glad to hear that things are starting to go your way.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/27/2011 3:36PM

    I don't know wh your ex is an ex he sure is awful nice and caring to you. So... the garage sale is next weekend? Let's see... Use the gps and start walking in about 20 minutes I might jsut make it...

Report Inappropriate Comment
AZMOMXTWO 8/27/2011 1:39PM

  sounds like you are still able to talk with ex good luck with the surgery

Report Inappropriate Comment

library sale

Friday, August 26, 2011

Went with DD to library book sale after work. I bought a whole big box of used books for $2!! Probably about 20 or so,, hard cover, soft and paperbacks,, Don Drysdales autobiography!! I love biographies!! Ring Lardner..etc.. it was the last day of the sale so not a lot of choices, but I am content..
visited mom, unpacked more vacation stuff,,, lots to do this weekend,, not much time before surgery, must get things hauled around, prepare to close the pool..
counting my blessings..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 6:57PM

    Great deal on the books!! ENJOY them!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KASEYCOFF 8/28/2011 4:24AM

    At that price, even if they were picked over, you did really well! IMHO - wish they had sales like that here, lol...

Report Inappropriate Comment
KILLERANGEL47 8/28/2011 3:43AM

    Awesome!! Enjoy all your books! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/27/2011 12:04AM

    Ooooh, I love books and at a bargain too...good for you! YOu care all set now for recuperating, eh? Hope you have a great weekend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/26/2011 9:57PM

    Great buy at the book sale.LINDA.
I hope your surgery goes well.

Thinking of you, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/26/2011 9:58:22 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/26/2011 8:16PM

    Glad you got such great deals on the books.
How's our mum??

Report Inappropriate Comment

Thank you to all my friends!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

To those who wished me well on my upcoming surgery, I am grateful. It is not a major surgery, but my livelihood depends on it and the loss of income have me nervous,, having to pay out-of-pocket for it all, does not help. First time I wish I was on public assistance,, too rich(I work and am not pregnant, living with a boyfriend or have little kids) for help, too poor to pay for it all,,,but must get it done..Lose my job if I do not get it, no income for another eight years. but still no assistance allowed!!
Gotta love this administration!!
God will show me and HE always let's me stupidly worry and fret,, my choice of course..

I need more prayers for monetary peace, than medical ....

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KASEYCOFF 8/28/2011 4:16AM

    Oh, it's not just THIS administration, or even the last one, or the one before that. I left the US in 2000, and I was in exactly the same boat. You know what the French say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. *sigh*

Report Inappropriate Comment
EDITOR 8/26/2011 4:54AM

    Love to pray. Thanks for letting your requests be known.

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 8/26/2011 4:46AM

    You are in my thoughts and prayer, hope your surgery goes well

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/25/2011 11:57PM

    Sorry to hear about your money troubles but glad youwill be getting things fixed up...that will be a relief. I will be thinking of you and wishing you well!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYSGARDEN 8/25/2011 11:43PM

    Prayers of course! Good luck and keep us posted..... Hugs Joy

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/25/2011 11:39PM

    I am sure praying for you friend.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KILLERANGEL47 8/25/2011 7:31PM

    Good luck and I wish all the best for the operation! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    You're in my prayers. I know the feeling all too well. There have been times when I wondered what we'd eat but somehow the Lord always provides. Be the best person you can be in honor of the Lord and he will reward you. Or, because he's a most wonderful father, simply love Him. All my best,

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 Last Page