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Old 09-27-2016, 12:01 PM   #26341
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`i am so sorry to hear about your recent troubles, Munky.....you and your hubby are in my thoughts....but please do have your eye examinied by an opthamologist especially if you have had cataract surgery in the past.........
Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

I do have to correct you one one thing. I wasn't the one who said anything about having a vision problem. That was Addie. (I do hope she went to the ER.) Just sayin'
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:30 PM   #26342
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Awwwww, Munky. I have, in a way, been in your shoes and I know you can't describe the stress. Hang in there and lean on your DC family because we're here for you and I have been the recipient of this collective love and strength.

Sending rest and calm to you.
Thank you, and every one else for the support. I do appreciate it.

Yesterday was the worst for him. They had him up by 7 am poking him, tests, physical therapy, xrays, more therapy. He had enough and just snapped. My nerves have been shot. Shouldn't have taken what he said to heart. That's NOT him. They never gave him a chance to rest and take a nap.
Today I'll ask nicely and remind them that he's just had a quad, thankfully not the quint they were saying he might have to have. And suffered an unexpected stroke. Give him time in between the workouts.

Had I not told the Tech yesterday to tell him how to quickly relax, breathe in slow. Hold it, count 1234, exhale slowly that test would have failed. The Tech said " I give up! this isn't going to happen!" Yelled at my husband. He felt bad. Kept saying " I'm Tholly...tholly..
When it was done we all cheered him VERY loudly..YEAHHHH YOU DID IT!

Today I'm walking in ready. Will be staying the night again. Unless he's stable and can be moved. Not sure if they will let me stay there.

Where they're taking him. The don't have the monitors to see when his heart rate is too high. So they won't be able to help him.

Munky.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:41 PM   #26343
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Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

I do have to correct you one one thing. I wasn't the one who said anything about having a vision problem. That was Addie. (I do hope she went to the ER.) Just sayin'
Thanks for the correction, Chef....sorry...`i'm the one that needs their vision corrected........though `i have had bilateral lens replacements for cataracts.......my vision is nothing what it used to be nor is the brain

.still best heart-felt wishes and thoughts........`i know this is a tough, bone-knuckling time for you and your family.......hang in there., champ.......
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:26 PM   #26344
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oh, goodness.........it's 3 hours later and he's `jack Benny'ed up again.......but he will definitely be complimented screech for screech across the strings.........`i'm a teacher after all and `i know the violin is not easy.......`i just hope it's something `he wants to do and not his parents forcing him...........so far
When I was a kid, they let us choose an instrument to learn in school. I chose violin. The noises I made were horrible. Sometimes I would practice extra, in hope of improving. After six weeks, the teacher said that she didn't think violin was the right instrument for me. I was very relieved. I'm glad no one told me that it sounded good. I might have wanted to keep trying.

I would talk to the kid and find out how much interest he has. I would probably mention how hard violin is. I would let the kid's responses guide what I said.

This reminds me of a story. A friend of my mother's was a concert cellist. When he had to retire because of arthritis, he decided to teach. He kept sending his students to a friend for help with their bowing technique. One day his friend asked why he was sending them to him. "Well, they sound awful." "That's what beginners on string instruments sound like." My mum's friend decided to quit teaching - it was just too awful. He had learned to play the cello at the age of three, so he had no idea that beginners sound that bad.
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Great story, taxlady!!! `yeah, maybe `i can pay this `'child prodgy`' off to not practice so much...........my ears are not going to stand much more of this! `just kidding........`i think it's great when kids take up an instrument........
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:38 PM   #26346
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Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

I do have to correct you one one thing. I wasn't the one who said anything about having a vision problem. That was Addie. (I do hope she went to the ER.) Just sayin'
I went to the Ophthalmologist yesterday morning. I broke a blood vessel while I had a case of severe dry heaves. It is fine and fading.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:51 AM   #26347
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Today I am doing my happy, happy days dance. Pirate went shopping this morning and spend over $300 including a steamed whole lobster. Time for my lobster salad sandwich. I know, it is usually served on a New England hot dog roll. But I am happy with my lobster alone.

Then next Sunday I go shopping again for meats. When I say there was nothing to eat in this house, I mean even an ice cube.
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I have a friend who lives within 10 miles of the wildfires in California. I'm trying to convince her to pack a bag now. I will send her a list. Anything obvious that I have forgotten. She has never dealt with wildfire before.

Phone
(laptop)
chargers for above
(Hard drive with backups)
clean underwear
toothbrush
hairbrush
a few t-shirts
medications (for you and dogs, tranquilizers for the dogs, if you have)
dog food
bowls for dog food and water
water
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I have a friend who lives within 10 miles of the wildfires in California. I'm trying to convince her to pack a bag now. I will send her a list. Anything obvious that I have forgotten. She has never dealt with wildfire before.

Phone
(laptop)
chargers for above
(Hard drive with backups)
clean underwear
toothbrush
hairbrush
a few t-shirts
medications (for you and dogs, tranquilizers for the dogs, if you have)
dog food
bowls for dog food and water
water
I would grab the deed to the ranch, wills, insurance papers, bank books, stock certificates, family photos and some really good snacks!

Good luck!
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