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Old 10-21-2014, 12:42 PM   #21641
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Ummm, your post-WWII parents didn't have reliable birth control .
Probably mattered to others then, but it took my folks 10 years before I was born. And I'm the only one. Don't know what took so long other than the little interruption known as WWII. Dad came back October of'45, I came around in June of'51.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:55 PM   #21642
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SO is turning 65 in December so Ive been helping her sign up for Social Security, Medicare and supplemental insurances for Medicare parts A, B and D. The red tape is mind numbing.

Also reviewing insurance companies and their offerings to determine if I should change companies.
Social Security is supposed to announce the COLA increase tomorrow. (10/22/14) It doesn't look good. Less than two percent.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:06 PM   #21643
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Social Security is supposed to announce the COLA increase tomorrow. (10/22/14) It doesn't look good. Less than two percent.

That's what I read too. SO starts in December and gets a raise after one payment.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:10 PM   #21644
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That's what I read too. SO starts in December and gets a raise after one payment.
Andy, is she going to keep working? For every two dollars she earns, they deduct one dollar from her Social Security check. But that money they take from her paycheck each week for FICA, will be added to her COLA increase next year. So she will get a double benefit.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:16 PM   #21645
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I am waiting to hear from the Mom about "our" little girl. She was up all night crying with pains in her arms, legs and tummy. She has quite a fever as well. She really loves going to her daycare so the fact she didn't want to go yesterday and today shows she isn't feeling well.

I am also waiting to hear from the vet about Violet's ear swab. She has finished all the medicine (an ordeal just to get her to take it) but is still whiny and rubbing it. The swab looked so much better but he thinks there still might be a small amount of infection deep in the ear.

I hate when any of my "adopted kids" are sick - human or furry.

On a brighter note, I am going shopping for a new camera lens today. I have been saving up for a Nikon telephoto lens and the one I want is on sale!
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:35 PM   #21646
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Andy, is she going to keep working? For every two dollars she earns, they deduct one dollar from her Social Security check. But that money they take from her paycheck each week for FICA, will be added to her COLA increase next year. So she will get a double benefit.
She got a P/T job at Market Basket in their food court kitchen.

The first $15,480. she earns in a calendar year is exempt (this amount may increase in 2015). If she earns over that amount then the 2 for 1 deduction kicks in.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:37 PM   #21647
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I just got an email from my daughter. For Mother's Day we will be going to see "In The Mood" this coming May. It is a two hour salute to music of the big bands of the 40's. Big bands as well as the band singers. Also the dancing of the era. I have a big, big smile on my face right now. I love going to the theatre and if it is a musical, even better.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:39 PM   #21648
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She got a P/T job at Market Basket in their food court kitchen.

The first $15,480. she earns in a calendar year is exempt (this amount may increase in 2015). If she earns over that amount then the 2 for 1 deduction kicks in.
Good for her. Keeping busy. And some free cookies and other goodies for you.
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I just got an email from my daughter. For Mother's Day we will be going to see "In The Mood" this coming May. It is a two hour salute to music of the big bands of the 40's. Big bands as well as the band singers. Also the dancing of the era. I have a big, big smile on my face right now. I love going to the theatre and if it is a musical, even better.
That's awesome, Addie. I would love that myself. You really have something to look forward to!
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That's awesome, Addie. I would love that myself. You really have something to look forward to!
At the theatre where it is being played, they have a handicap section for wheelchairs. I have a light chair that is easy to fold and pick up and place in the car. They even have a separate bathroom for us, and an usher that stands by during the show in case I might need emergency help or just a drink of water. I just love being handicapped! This is the theatre it is being shown in.

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