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Old 04-06-2015, 02:55 PM   #4101
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Aw phooey, Dawg.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:02 PM   #4102
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My feelings exactly, Tax.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:44 PM   #4103
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Taxes

After that red eye flight last week, I helped my BIL in Nassau County (Long Island) with the AARP group.
We were open today, and there were very few people coming in. We were done by 12:30
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:09 AM   #4104
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I washed my swimsuits in the machine, in cold water on delicate. My favorite black and white suit came out with orange sunscreen stains on the straps and back. I've seen the orange stains before, on tshirt swimsuit coverups. So I did what I thought would be most effective, I soaked the swimsuit in Oxyclean. Very bad idea. Now it's oranger than ever.

After checking with my friend, Google, I found out the sunscreen ingredient reacts with Oxyclean, and along with our lovely hard well water, which helps set the stains, makes everything worse. Grrrrrrr.

It's now soaking in Dawn dish detergent. I have a feeling it's not salvagable. And I'm not happy, it was a style I really liked, and expensive to boot.
Dawg, Woolen one piece with leggings went out of style at the turn of the last Century!

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:55 AM   #4105
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OOO-ER!Sorry to hear about your health woes Addie and Taxi.

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Thanks for the hugs Addie.

It would be hard to cut down the dosage. I take one pill, once a week. I am going to phone my doctor. I'm just trying to get the energy to deal with the receptionist and possibly the answering machine. I don't even know if the medication is the problem. Yeah, every other time I have broken bones they have healed in six weeks or less, but I'm not getting any younger.
Sorry to hear about your health woes, Taxy and Addie. Hopw things are improving.

We have a General Election pending over here and a would-be Member of Parliament was speaking on the lunchtime news on the radio. He said he’s “in charge” of the National Health Service (for his party, if it gets in, presumably) and was speaking about hospital Accident and Emergency admission delays. He said "People are living longer and being admitted to hospital with more complex conditions" and announced, in a rather threatening voice, "WE HAVE A WAY OF DEALING WITH THIS”

Somewhat disturbing, I feel. (Rat poison, string across the top stair?) Methinks we’d better start forging our birth certificates.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #4106
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That was an entertaining link Addie. The part about the bathing machines reminded me of a spa in Denmark. I remember staying there as a kid. There weren't any bathing machines, but there was a ladies' and a mens' pier with a small house at the end. One walked to the house, disrobed, and climbed down a ladder nekkid to go for a swim. The ladder was in the floor of the dressing room. I don't remember if the walls of the dressing room went into the water or if there were flaps or something, but no one from outside could see you get into the water.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:23 AM   #4107
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Sorry to hear about your health woes, Taxy and Addie. Hopw things are improving.

We have a General Election pending over here and a would-be Member of Parliament was speaking on the lunchtime news on the radio. He said he’s “in charge” of the National Health Service (for his party, if it gets in, presumably) and was speaking about hospital Accident and Emergency admission delays. He said "People are living longer and being admitted to hospital with more complex conditions" and announced, in a rather threatening voice, "WE HAVE A WAY OF DEALING WITH THIS”

Somewhat disturbing, I feel. (Rat poison, string across the top stair?) Methinks we’d better start forging our birth certificates.
Thanks MC, getting better slowly.

Some days I really hate politicians. How is the NHS holding up? Here, they keep claiming not-enough-money and the waiting times keep getting longer. I have a number of friends who can't find a GP who can take them as a regular patient. They have to go to walk-in clinics for everything.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:47 AM   #4108
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We went up to the tax service this morning and they were full and turning people away saying come back on Thursday. It's getting close. When we got home we tried going online but didn't understand what we were doing and DH said we will go back on Thursday, early, before they open and wait in line. I think if I could see it done online once I would understand how to do it in the future. Actually, if we would stop having the taxes withheld from DH's pension check I don't think we would be resquired to file at all, but since we gamble, I like having that money paid in to cover the taxes on gambling winnings, of which we had none this year. So we have to file to get it back.

Taxlady, I'm glad that I established myself with a GP back in my 40's so I don't have to worry about finding a doctor who is taking new patients. As long as I show up once a year for a general checkup I'm in his files.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #4109
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Instead of rushing during the last week of tax filing deadline you can always file an extension (form 4868) by April 15 which gives you 6 additional months to file your 1040. And if you know you'll owe money to the IRS an estimated amount should also be sent along with your extension.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:15 PM   #4110
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Thanks MC, getting better slowly.

Some days I really hate politicians. How is the NHS holding up? Here, they keep claiming not-enough-money and the waiting times keep getting longer. I have a number of friends who can't find a GP who can take them as a regular patient. They have to go to walk-in clinics for everything.
The good old NHS struggles on. As a friend who is a senior nurse in A&E was saying the other day, if they employed fewer "bean counters" there'd be more money to pay for what the NHS is there for.

As for GPs, they can't refuse to accept you unless they have really good reasons, which usually means their list is full up. They can't refuse you on the grounds that your illness is too expensive or for any reasons concerned with your life-style. There has been a recent change in the law which means you can sign up with a practice even if you aren't within their catchment area if they have room on their list.

Part of the problem is that people insist on clogging up the system by presenting with minor illnesses or injuries that could easily be dealt with at home. For example people go to the GP with colds or minor injuries. A problem, I suppose with a "free at the point of use" system.

All things considered and despite it's faults, we are very lucky to have it. At least no-one here dies in childbirth or loses a baby because they can't afford the proper care.
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