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Old 10-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #121
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Hopefully I'll skip right past level 2 and on to fresh air ... just in time for the Frankenstorm. Although week 2 apparently has its own new amusements, from what I gather. However. Not going to borrow trouble!

Preparing for Frankenstorm is a good distraction. I'm taking tw's suggestion about freezing gallon jugs of water to use in the refrigerator as needed. Cooling may not be my first need, though - I'm in the area predicted to get heavy, wet snow. Power outage seems likely due to snow/ice on the power lines. Liquid water, light, and heat may be more to the point.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #122
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Look, orthodoc, you get to use the Cancer card a few times. I don't know exactly how many, but I know I've done it myself.

IF your power goes out you go to the hospital, take over one of their MANY unused beds (we all know they're there) and say, "I"ve got cancer, goddammit, and I need electricity! and meals! and hydration! And MEDS!"

See how that works?
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:58 AM   #123
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Trilby has a very good advice for you right there. Do eeeet!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #124
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I'll keep it in mind ... the ironic thing is, I'm on the list of providers for emergencies in this area. I'm fairly likely to get called up for duty! I can always decline, of course (and I would, it won't help anyone if I keel over from fatigue or whatever in the middle of working) ... but there will be people who need help more than I do, honestly. If I become acutely ill I'll go in, no question, but so far, so good.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #125
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I think I mentioned my friend, a Neurosurgery LPN, who rebelled against the hospital administration by wearing "Dago" red nail polish and not wearing any underwear.

Shortly afterward she completely succumbed to burnout and changed careers.

(The story gets very interesting but I have to
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:27 AM   #126
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I think I mentioned my friend, a Neurosurgery LPN, who rebelled against the hospital administration by wearing "Dago" red nail polish and not wearing any underwear.

Shortly afterward she completely succumbed to burnout and changed careers.

(The story gets very interesting but I have to
you have to what? go?

Anyway- this happens more often than you'd think.

Nurses, like policepeople and dentists, flip out a LOT. It's b/c they have to work with the public. Anesthesiologists flip out coz they have too much pressure on them (as a friend once said, you're not paying them to put you to sleep, you're paying them to wake you up again) and I'd imagine BMV people and the post office folks are pretty xanax'ed up just to get to work never mind to interact with the public. The public are an exasperating bunch, you know. And when you see people at their worst - like when they're sick or on bath salts or beaten senseless by their bath-salt snorting boyfriend who doesn't pay you ANY child support but you refuse to leave him because you luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv him - you tend to burn out.

And then you think about buying a cabin in the woods, far, far away from people.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:36 PM   #127
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I decided not to participate in Halloween tonight. The SOLD sign is in the front yard, I've given out regular size candy bars for 18 years, there's nobody to help me do it, the bushes by the steps haven't been weeded, the banister on the front steps is actually unsafe, and the dog shouldn't be excited right now because she goes into cardiac spasm and could die.

For some reason I still feel guilty about this.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #128
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I'd say, put all the lights out and enjoy the quiet and Pearl's company. Don't feel guilty about doing what's important for you. Be good to yourself.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:25 PM   #129
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I'd say, put all the lights out and enjoy the quiet and Pearl's company. Don't feel guilty about doing what's important for you. Be good to yourself.
Seriously. Do this and eat all the candy for yourself. No chocolate for Pearl.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #130
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Don't feel guilty. 'T'aint like the kids will be short on candy because of you not participating :P

Seriously though: Pearl's your priority and that's just how it should be.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:06 AM   #131
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I hope you and Pearl had a nice bit of quality time together in the dark.

Sent by thought transference.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #132
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you have to what? go?

Anyway- this happens more often than you'd think.
At least three times a day, more actually, if you include #1.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #133
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I had an 1 1/2 hour grueling interview at the JOC (Joint Operations Center). I'm sweating it because my medication makes me have a dry mouth and I didn't take a drink in with me. By the time the interview was over, they could barely understand me
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #134
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As I posted last summer, my G-son moved out of his apartment
(next door) to work for the Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife.

We have been gradually moving his stuff over into his new place.
Today, we got to the last things... his potted and planted (outdoor) plants.

He's completely on his own now, living independently on his own salary.
We are a little more than a "tad" apprehensive, but we're also quite optimistic.
Maybe it's too soon to tell.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #135
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Congratulations on your g-son's independence! I would stick with the optimism. If he has a significant number of indoor and outdoor plants, he probably has the ability to organize himself enough to take care of things.
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