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B is for blizzard!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Supposed to get up to 11 inches of snow in the next day or so. We all knew the other show was going to drop this month,, those Great Lakes are not full of spit,it has to come from someplace!! It is coming down so hard I cannot see the neighbors across the street(about 60 feet). I have many errands to do tomorrow, but for today, once I got home from work, I was planted on home turf.
I am SO glad I got the V.A papers taken care of yesterday!! Government agencies may not be open today, I am not sure.. I am praying that those that need health care or have medical emergencies today, will be able to get where they need to be safely.

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GEMINI-SKY 2/25/2012 7:31AM

    Good Morning...We only got 3 of the 8" they said we were to get. DH is out snow plowing his elderly customers...(he only does elderly) 50 of them...They need to get their drives done so if they have a problem, emergency vehicles can get in and out.
One time I got a bunch of calls for Jimmy to come plow and I asked them what's going on. Well, one of their friends had passed away and the funeral was thet day...In a Blizzard !!!! Could you imagine, All of those fols on the roads all at one time????
I hired a limo to pick them all up and take them all at one time and in one vehicle...They were so thankfull....


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IOWARHINO 2/24/2012 9:34PM

    But Snow is so pretty!!

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NORASPAT 2/24/2012 7:07PM

    We will get some tonight so they say but we have not hady in a while. When it comes from the west it id more likely to arrive. Coming up the atlantic they move out after cape cod. Thank you cape Cod.
Stay warm inside, I hope you do not work tomorrow
HUGS Pat in MAINE. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 2/24/2012 3:51PM

    WOW! I thought it was almost spring! I hopw the weather improves soon!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/24/2012 1:55PM

    Stay safe & warm!

Snny and nice out today but yesterda was 40.

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not so bad

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I went to the county building to see the Veterans affairs guy.. HE is a local guy who represents the American Legion, was very gruff and sour acting, BUT when I told him all the hoops that the women on the phone from all over the U.S had been making me do, he grabbed my paper, filled the rest of it out, whipped out his calculator and had me sign the paper.. I told him that they told me mom had to sign it, that if I was one penny off from the exact amounts, she would lose her benefits and I would have to re start everything from scratch. HE looked at me and said, "Bull--it!!" I lugged a box of papers, receipts,etc, to him for figuring out her expenses. He told m that when he calls them and they find out who he is, they hang up and let the paperwork go through...
I was not expecting him to be on my side since he was kind of mean on the phone and never smiled..
Sooooooo.. now I know who to call when I have a problem!! Instead of hours on hold or calling four states and seventeen agents, making three copies of thirty pages every time, standing in line at the post office to WEIGH the huge manila envelope and post it, I will climb those granite stairs to the local V.A office and let 'ol Art help me out.
Got lots of cardio in too!!

What a strange experience!

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GEMINI-SKY 2/24/2012 6:58AM

    Gosh...Finally...A Rainbow !!!!

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NORASPAT 2/23/2012 10:21PM

    Now you know who to call to make the difference. I am one of those people who when I cannot get something done I call my representatives office and ask for help. It works every time. They e-mail me often and i have their names and e-mails in both computers.
LINDA, hopefully this will save you some time and effort on your part. You have gone over and above to get this set up. I hope this guy gets the job done for you. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/23/2012 3:48PM

    You ain't alone, Sweetie.
roerts dad served 25 years. they are stringing him and his mom along jsut like they did you. Grumbles. It might as well be the Government.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today and tomorrow are V.A days yet again for mom.. more piles of paperwork,, got to go th the county building tomorrow after work to get help filling out forms that are so redundant.. apparently I am supposed to plug in my crystal ball and know how much $$ will be spent on moms rehab care and medical expenses for the next 12 months!!

cannot wait for that,, then got to make that darned tax appointment to get her taxes done!! I am just tingling with excitement!!!!!!

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NORASPAT 2/22/2012 8:29PM

    This is such a pain having all this tax stuff to do. We never doi it that way in England they just tok it out of the pay checks. It was n ot nearly as complicated as here. DH and I have to have someone do it for us. Good luck with Mom"s affairs tomorrow, Pat in Maine.
I hope you remeber the razor???HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/22/2012 2:37PM

    I can imagine how excited you are...

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busy day

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Had an early work day , so made plans with DD to go to parents house,pick up some toiletries for the mom,, then to Walgreen for more old lady stuff:denture cleaner tablets, deodorant, body wash,,,
got to moms living place and she was snoring loudly, could not tap her awake, so instructed staff that we brought everything they called me about yesterday,, aide then asks:Did you bering her razors?" HUH??
It is 12 miles round trip with a gazillion traffic lights, trains, bridges,etc.. I use double the gas in my car to drive those 12 miles than I do for a whole week to get to work!!! and back!!

Razors are next trip,,, did not even ask what needs to be shaved, do not want to know either..
had lunch, doing laundry, more calls to V.A. about more paperwork..

it began snowing again during lunch...

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IOWARHINO 2/21/2012 7:51PM

    You make me laugh. I like tightwads!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/21/2012 4:31PM

    Well dang!
I wonder what a woman your moms age needs razors for, too.
they should ahve a hair salon there at her place that can do facial waxing. Mom used "Neet" or "Nair" when she was in assisted living.
I hope you got some time in with her.

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NORASPAT 2/21/2012 3:54PM

    I never thought about that. i assumed (we all know what that makes) that those kinds of things were available at assisted living. Oh dear How little do I know.
It's a good thing I have you to help educate me Linda. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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official fabric of Michigan:flannel!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Gosh it is cold out there, right to our bones! flannel everything or insulated everything!! I force myself to stand outdoors for a few minutes to absorb some free Vitamin D,, sunlight,, when the sun comes through the clouds,, this is the first day I have seen an icicle this winter!! It has not been warm enough for anything to melt after a snowfall..

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NORASPAT 2/20/2012 5:00PM

    LINDA, we were raised wearing flannel in England if it was not flannel it was wool. Not the merino They talk about on this site but the coarse itchy stuff.
My mother discovered that wool made me itch so she bought Lanolin to put on my chapped legs. They got so much worse the Dr told her not to use anything. She switched to putting vaseline and flannel on my legs and they healed. When I had skin issues over here the Allergist said I was allergic to Lanolin. I would love to try merino leggings, I am hoping to find some on sale soon so I will have them for next year. We are cold today because of high winds so despite the sun it is still no walking weather yet, J\ emoticon emoticon
Pat in Maine.

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MOSTMOM1 2/20/2012 4:17PM

    Boy, we sure aren't getting the same winter you are! And I know we're not that far away...

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    At least the sunshine was nice and warm coming in through the windows.

I just took my mother to KMart today to buy a new pair of flannel pajamas!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/20/2012 2:04PM

    ain't no sunshine when she goes...

Just stay warm.

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