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#14401 biodork

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:49 PM

Update on my sister:

 

Surgery Monday went well. They discovered two more orange sized tumors in her when they went in... and her entire abdomen was full of blood. She was in pretty bad shape. But, her incision is holding together and they let her go home yesterday. She's having some problems, but overall it's positive. Complaint is just that this whole mess was allowed to get that bad... and that she has no choice but to go back to the idiot doctor who missed it all. Can't get in with another GP for months. 

 

Eyy EichSnipe- I may be down in Columbus to help her out- if so I'll give you and yours a shout! We'll grab a beer if there's time :)

:o Thank God it wasn't any longer before she had surgery... I'm always shocked at how quickly they'll send people home from something that major.  Here's hoping it's all downhill for her from here.

 

The saga with my mom continues... my brother asked me to try and intervene after another blow-out over the weekend.  I put together a very carefully worded email expressing concern about their situation and trying to offer impartial suggestions without assigning blame and while making it clear that we both care very much about her.  Today she replied with another diatribe about how we and the universe at large have aggreived her while again refusing to take any responsibility for her part in the situation (which is probably 75-80% of it).  If she weren't living with my brother with no means to move (and seemingly no interest in trying to change that, in spite of how unhappy they both are), I'd wash my hands of her for my own mental health until she finally accepts that she needs counseling, and lots of it.   :wacko:  :(



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:55 PM

First day back to work after vacation. That is reason enough for complaint, init?

Oh, and I was informed today that my boss volunteered me to lead our lean processes project. Oh, joy.


Aww you get to 5S everything!

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:33 PM

I've been following your updates on your sister, but I didn't put two and two together that she was in the Columbus area. Should have because I know of your Ohio roots and then you said she works with Honda (presumably in Marysville?). My BIL works for Honda up there. In a roundabout way, it's why I'm living here now.

If you are down here, definitely shoot me a PM. Happy to meet up and grab a well deserved beer with you. Sounds like mixed news on the surgery- not good that they found so much, but good that she's already well enough to head home and feel okay. Hoping to hear some positive updates of recovery!

Small world! 

Yeah, she lives in the Delaware area and works there in Marysville. I hear endless complaining about the white uniforms they have to wear haha 

 

I'll def let you know if I'm in the area! Thanks! 


:o Thank God it wasn't any longer before she had surgery... I'm always shocked at how quickly they'll send people home from something that major.  Here's hoping it's all downhill for her from here.

 

The saga with my mom continues... my brother asked me to try and intervene after another blow-out over the weekend.  I put together a very carefully worded email expressing concern about their situation and trying to offer impartial suggestions without assigning blame and while making it clear that we both care very much about her.  Today she replied with another diatribe about how we and the universe at large have aggreived her while again refusing to take any responsibility for her part in the situation (which is probably 75-80% of it).  If she weren't living with my brother with no means to move (and seemingly no interest in trying to change that, in spite of how unhappy they both are), I'd wash my hands of her for my own mental health until she finally accepts that she needs counseling, and lots of it.   :wacko:  :(

Yeah- several docs have told us she was at a "critical" point had she waited any longer. 

 

 

Sorry to hear that- being the monkey in the middle sounds so frustrating :( <3 

I wish mental health and counseling were less stigmatized. So many people could really benefit from a bit of support in that department. Be better for everyone in the end. 



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:45 PM

I wish SC Johnson was a publicly traded company. If these mild winters and soggy spring/summers is the direction this global warming thing is headed, I would definitely invest me in some Raid.

 

I know they are harmless, but earwigs can go screw. Same with those fruit fly gnat thingies.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:26 PM

Minor complaint but annoying, I had to come home early from our vacation in the woods because on the first night I absolutely crushed the tip of my pinky finger. I popped the nail off (did you know it extends like an inch under your skin? I didn;t until I saw it hanging out) and needed stitches to close the laceration, and also found out that I broke that bone in half and there are splinters everywhere so I might need surgery. Sigh. 



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:51 PM

Well that sounds painful.  :(



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:07 AM

I have quite a bit of experience in my professional career at this stage. I had a coworker the other day explain simple parts of my job to me in extreme detail even after I cut them off numerous times to say "yes I already know that, that isn't what I am asking or talking about".  It was a meeting of frustration and annoyance. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

This rain tho



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:36 AM

I have quite a bit of experience in my professional career at this stage. I had a coworker the other day explain simple parts of my job to me in extreme detail even after I cut them off numerous times to say "yes I already know that, that isn't what I am asking or talking about".  It was a meeting of frustration and annoyance. 

 

I've had it a few times in my career where co-workers would do the exact same thing to me. I think they figured I didn't have as much experience in my field simply because I was new to the company. I'd give them a pass for the first couple of times, but when I tell them "yes, I've had plenty of experience with that in the past", you'd think they'd get it.

 

A current co-worker who has been at my company for over 20 years (I've been here for about 6) continues to be condescending when they explain specific things. This person also doesn't trust anyone and always wants us to pay for an outside consultant to come in and give their opinion. They still haven't caught on - the consultants usually give the same answer I do. Waste of time & money.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:33 PM

This rain tho


All of my friend's basements are flooded.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:49 PM

All of my friend's basements are flooded.

Cowlesville has been a star of Channel 4's coverage so far, I came down off the hill and realized how bad it was. People are kayaking on Clinton street. My friend's yard has a spot that's chest deep right now because of the way it's collecting the water. I'll have to drive him to work tomorrow in all likelihood.

The creek there is cascading over the bridges, and wedged a tree through the guard rails of one of them. I've never seen anything like this.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:12 PM

Cowlesville has been a star of Channel 4's coverage so far, I came down off the hill and realized how bad it was. People are kayaking on Clinton street. My friend's yard has a spot that's chest deep right now because of the way it's collecting the water. I'll have to drive him to work tomorrow in all likelihood.

The creek there is cascading over the bridges, and wedged a tree through the guard rails of one of them. I've never seen anything like this.

Dang, that's bad! 

Josie is over in Cheektowaga with my brother right now trying to help pump one friend's basement out. Then once they get that done she's probably going to the next friend with the pump to help them. Luckily my family has a bunch of extra old sump pumps and stuff around for just this kind of situation. I wish I wasn't stuck at work or I'd go help. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:20 PM

I don't normally post here but I hate summer time. It's disgustingly hot and humid outside with no end in sight until October.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:23 PM

This afternoon I spent about 2 hours coaxing a cute Beatrix Potter mouse out of my office.

 

A half hour ago I turned around and there is another one ... I can see the first one playing outside in our garden, so it isn't the same one.

 

Stand by ...



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:43 PM

All of my friend's basements are flooded.

Why does your freind have more than one basement?


I have a sump pump and a generator. I'll take the rain over this heat any day. Ugh.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

This rain tho

Last night at around ~3 it was clear overhead with a thunderstorm slowly approaching from the distance. It was beautiful.

Dang, here the rain isn't bad at all.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:20 PM

Dang, that's bad!

Josie is over in Cheektowaga with my brother right now trying to help pump one friend's basement out. Then once they get that done she's probably going to the next friend with the pump to help them. Luckily my family has a bunch of extra old sump pumps and stuff around for just this kind of situation. I wish I wasn't stuck at work or I'd go help.


Did they call their local fd? Most volunteer departments do pump outs.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

Did they call their local fd? Most volunteer departments do pump outs.

Josie told me that a lot of people on that street were in way worse shape, so it's probably better that they just handled it on their own. Let the FD take care of the bigger messes (waist high in some houses :o ). I guess they've got it almost pumped out, so that's good. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:31 PM

Josie told me that a lot of people on that street were in way worse shape, so it's probably better that they just handled it on their own. Let the FD take care of the bigger messes (waist high in some houses :o ). I guess they've got it almost pumped out, so that's good.


Oh wow yeah that is bad. Glad they're almost done though.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

Cowlesville has been a star of Channel 4's coverage so far, I came down off the hill and realized how bad it was. People are kayaking on Clinton street. My friend's yard has a spot that's chest deep right now because of the way it's collecting the water. I'll have to drive him to work tomorrow in all likelihood.
The creek there is cascading over the bridges, and wedged a tree through the guard rails of one of them. I've never seen anything like this.


Fack, that is some serious runoff for that locale. Don't drive that consistently, so certain I've never seen it in really bad rain conditions, but have driven past there at least 1,000 times & have never seen remotely close to what you describe.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

5" of water in the basement this morning, according to the gf.   Who was shocked (literally) when she tried to put stuff in the dryer located in said basement.  She's ok.

 

The upside?  One hell of a sump pump, because it's just a couple of puddles left.

 

Still, I can tell from the water lines on boxes, etc., that she was right.  It was about 5".



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:56 PM

5" of water in the basement this morning, according to the gf.   Who was shocked (literally) when she tried to put stuff in the dryer located in said basement.  She's ok.

 

The upside?  One hell of a sump pump, because it's just a couple of puddles left.

 

Still, I can tell from the water lines on boxes, etc., that she was right.  It was about 5".

 

There is an inappropriate joke right there waiting for someone to go after it.

 

I may burst from the pressure.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

Speaking of water in basements... we pulled out of the house we had gone into contract on. Unfortunately, A LOT turned up during the inspection. Monday was exceptionally rainy, which was a great test for the basement. There were big time leaks at the entry slabs. With a little investigation, we discovered major water damage that had been covered up. One wall in the basement was bulging about an inch. That's nothing to the naked eye, but it's right about when you need to reinforce with I-beams. Also major issues with electric throughout the house and garage- nothing grounded, many things disconnected. In the garage, there was a leak in the roof that actually filled a light switch with water. Imagine my surprise when a live light switch rained on me. Some windows were replaced with plastic to look like glass. Oh, and it failed the radon test too. A mediation system is required.

 

Some ###### tried to cover up a lot in this house. The outside looked great. The inside looked even better. But he literally polished a turd. I fell for it in the viewing, but our inspector was fantastic. Some lessons don't come cheap. This one cost me over $500. But I guess that's nothing compared to the $20,000+ I think this home needs in hidden repairs. 

 

Back to searching! 



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Posted Today, 08:31 AM

I think I posted it somewhere in here.  My house has now been uninsured for a month.  The company never bothered to process paperwork needed for the renewal, so my policy was canceled.  I have now called three times post-cancelation to get this taken care of.  Each time, they acknowledged the error, said they had the file, and told me they are expediting the process to have it reinstated within 48 hours.  Later today is the 48 hour cutoff for the latest attempt.  If that once again falls through (and I'm sure it will), I'd imagine that my next phone call will be to a lawyer.

 

Yes, I know that I should shop around for a new policy.  But I still need them to take care of this so that I don't have any lapse of coverage on my record.  I'm already shopping around.  The one fun thing though is that I got an email last night from one of those automated surveys asking how my customer service experience was.  I can't wait to have some fun with that.







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