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Old 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #3741
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It's okay CG. Sometimes it is difficult to express one's attitude in the proper manner it was meant with just the printed word and in lacking facial expressions. Perhaps someday there will be forum in real time, other than Skype whereby we can exchange conversations with facial expressions. I am one of those folks who can find humor in the most serious situation. (Don't ever take me to a funeral.) You will notice that when a member will post a most difficult situation for them, (illness, pain, etc.) I don't respond only because I manage to find the humor in their problem. It would be my first and most inappropriate response. So I keep my mouth shut and fingers still.

For the past couple of weeks since this snafu came to light over the medical coverage, I had visions of me walking around a large room saying to folks sitting at computers, "Coffee, tea, Valium? Coffee, tea, suicide kit? Coffee, tea, murder kit?"

I am glad you found a solution to your problem. And I do hope our government gets this mess straightened out. I am just one of the wacky folks who refuse to get depressed or very upset with life.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #3742
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Well I have a belly full of chinese food and the house is warm. I have a rental car. Could be worse I suppose!

I may have to go to the gym to take a shower, I left the gym to come home to take a shower, that obviously hasn't happened yet...
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:13 PM   #3743
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Oh no! BC, can you perhaps move this water heater into your house?

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I like it where it is, because if it fails it won't flood my house! When I get it replaced soon, I'll have some heat tape installed on the pipes so I can plug it in if we get a freak cold snap like this again!
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:18 PM   #3744
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I like it where it is, because if it fails it won't flood my house! When I get it replaced soon, I'll have some heat tape installed on the pipes so I can plug it in if we get a freak cold snap like this again!
Oh I see. This has been very cold for us in NC!

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:24 PM   #3745
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I like it where it is, because if it fails it won't flood my house! When I get it replaced soon, I'll have some heat tape installed on the pipes so I can plug it in if we get a freak cold snap like this again!
Yes, "freak cold snap" is the right phrase. You wouldn't usually get a cold snap like this down south. So glad the pipes didn't burst!

Seriously, you may want to consider a hair dryer, they're really handy for thawing out stuff!
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:00 AM   #3746
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I like it where it is, because if it fails it won't flood my house! When I get it replaced soon, I'll have some heat tape installed on the pipes so I can plug it in if we get a freak cold snap like this again!
When you get your heat tape invest in one of these so you can leave the heat tape plugged in year round. Many versions exist, this is just one example.

Thermo Cube: Thermostatically Controlled Outlet
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:33 AM   #3747
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Yesterday I had an appointment with the surgeon for a consultation. When I left the hospital in early December, they sent to Winthrop notice of the appointment they made for me with the surgeon. It is up to Winthrop to make arrangements for my transportation. So yesterday's appointment never happened. When I called Winthrop, they informed me that they never got the notice. El Toro Poo Poo! They just forgot to enter the date into their program for patients appointments. Not the first time this has happened. Last week I had an appointment with my cardiologist at 4 p.m. They send my transportation at noon time. I am only ten minutes away from where my appointments are. I am not leaving at noon for a 4 p.m. appointment. So I refused to go. I know that I have always called to verify the appointments with Winthrop. Dr., time, and building. I do it for every appointment, because I know how they are. Transportation could not come back at three as they had other patients to pick up and deliver. Understood.

Once a month I go Winthrop to get my vitals checked and recorded into their computer. About a 15 minute ride from my house. Only because of all the one way streets. Pickup time was 9 a.m. Here it is 10:15 and I am still sitting here all dressed. I am not going to call them. Either the nurse who called me and set up the appointment forgot to let the front desk know, or the secretary at the front desk again forgot to enter it into the computer. And I am not going to call them. Let them figure it out. The nurse will realize something is wrong when she looks at the board and I am the only one who hasn't been checked off yet. And I get to stay inside where it is nice and warm. I am so sick of this crap.

I could file a formal complaint against the secretaries at the front desk. It is their responsibility to make all transportation arrangements. I really like these two women. One is sort of ditzy. The other one has her head on straight. But they are so nice. You just can't imagine anyone not liking them. The only real inconvenience to me is that I had to get dressed instead of staying in my nightgown all day. That is not a bad thing. As for the waiting, I sit here at the computer or watch TV while I drink a cup of coffee. And to tell the truth, I hate going to Winthrop just for my vitals. I am there for just 15 minutes. How long can it take for your temp, weight, oxygen level and BP? Then I am out of there and on my way back home. It is when I have to go for my six month checkup that I am there for all day.

I just wish I could make my own appointments and transportation arrangements. But due to contractual arrangements with Winthrop, I can't. I can make the appointment, but not transportation. GRRRR!
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:22 AM   #3748
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They can't fix it if they don't know it's broken, Addie.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:21 PM   #3749
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They can't fix it if they don't know it's broken, Addie.
So true. Sooner or later I have to address this problem. I was thinking of having a private talk with the ditzy one since she is the one mostly responsible for transportation arrangements. That front desk is a job I would never do. Constant interruptions, people coming and going, keeping your eye on the door to make sure no one escapes, etc. She can be in the middle of something else when I call in an appointment, then before she can get it into the computer, someone comes up to her window, someone wants to be buzzed out, someone else walks into her area and says something to her, and before you know it, she has forgotten about the appointment. I understand how this happens. That is one reason I don't want to file a formal report against her. I would rather handle it myself and see if it improves. She may not even be aware of how often this happens.

Whereas, the other woman in the office works on one task at a time and has no problem asking someone to please wait. She will put someone on hold instead of trying to talk to two people at the same time like ditzy does. She totally has her act together.
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Sounds like they need someone who just runs the window. Again, they can't fix it if they don't know it's broken. Maybe they need three people to do the front counter work. The person's making appointments and arranging transportation don't need the other distractions.
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