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Old 10-28-2016, 06:53 AM   #2221
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Last night we went out to dinner, then headed over to an Irish pub for a pint and live music - fiddle and pipes. First time I've heard uilleann pipes, and it was a most enjoyable evening.
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Kahn, Glad to hear you are out and hope you are feeling better.
MRG, Don't pay attention to Dr. Google or Dr. Blurt-it-out. Wait for the neurologist to review the tests and give your wife his findings.
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We were going to go vote early but when we got to the courthouse the line was out the door to the sidewalk so we just kept on going and went to the gym, followed by a grocery store run. This is the third day of early voting so we'll try again next week.

Bought Halloween candy for the kids and are having a devil of a time staying out of it. DW made me hide it in the basement, I put it in the bottom drawer of a tool cabinet. If I die before Halloween it'll be months, maybe years, before she finds it.
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:33 PM   #2224
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Ordered one of the new MacBook Pro laptops for DW. Her old MacBook Air got so slow after installing the latest MacOS that it was an easy decision. Nearly six years for a laptop is pretty decent.

I find it fascinating that the new machine is so vastly more powerful and capable, yet weighs virtually the same (3 lbs) as the one being replaced.
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Spent 3 hours at clinic, with IV of some new antibiotic.
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Spent 3 hours at clinic, with IV of some new antibiotic.
Get well soon.
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Spent 3 hours at clinic, with IV of some new antibiotic.
Khan,
How often do you have to do that?
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Kahn, Glad to hear you are out and hope you are feeling better.
MRG, Don't pay attention to Dr. Google or Dr. Blurt-it-out. Wait for the neurologist to review the tests and give your wife his findings.
+ 1 on both of these thoughts.
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DW and I went into the city today and got our flu shots. Then spent a little while at the Natural History Museum. A bite of lunch and an afternoon recital of Mozart and the like at Georgetown. Home for dinner and DW's Cubbies on the TV.
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How often do you have to do that?
Supposed to be a one time thing.
Follow up appointment in 10 days.
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Supposed to be a one time thing.
Follow up appointment in 10 days.
YAY! Got my fingers crossed for you.
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We drove the RV up to a state campground in northern AZ to spend a few days. Tomorrow, we will board a scenic rail trip.

We visited Prescott downtown yesterday. The last time we were here was more than 30 years ago. Wow, it has grown.

A poster in another thread was surprised that AZ has only 2.4 million people outside of Maricopa County which contains the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Maricopa has 4 million. It's a big county area wise too, almost twice as large as Los Angeles County, and Los Angeles County is big.

2.4 million is a lot considering that the entire state of Wyoming has less than 600,000, and Montana has only 740,000. Even Idaho has but 2,000,000.

How about Alaska, the largest state with only 740,000 for an area 12 times the state of New York? NY's population is 20 million!

No wonder it feels crowded here in AZ. Too many newcomers.
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Caught a one hour recital by a Mezzo-soprano at the local college. Stunningly good, as usual.
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Drove back from Denver area visiting my sister. Drove up there Fri and then back today, about 425 miles 1-way. Kind of a long trip for the relatively short time we were there.
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Drove with DS to State College PA. I've lived here for years and never saw the Penn State campus. We went to Penn's Cave. A cave tour by boat- really enjoyed it. We had racked up so many gas points at the store that we had free gas but nobody's gas tank was close to empty. This gave us an excuse for a Sunday drive to empty a gas tank and get out of the house. DH was busy all day-tech day at the theater.
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Next time you go to Penn State, don't miss a stop at the Creamery for ice cream. You won't regret it.

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DW was on a purging kick to get rid of stuff that she didn't use and was going to take a bunch of clothing to Goodwill, so I joined in and tossed in a winter coat I haven't worn in years and tossed out some shirts and old jeans that I haven't used in years either.

We now have noticeably more room in several closets.
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4 months into FIRE (still honeymoon period): Up at 5:30, made my wife her lunch and kissed her goodbye as she left for work. Spent some time reading news and drinking coffee. Did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen. Went to the gym. Took my new M&P .45 to the gun range and put 150 rounds down range. A great morning!
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Found out today that my favourite aunt back in the UK has been diagnosed with cancer. She is only 69. It is the same cancer that killed my father nearly 30 years ago.

Very sad. Helped my 83 year old mother make contingency plans to fly home to bury her youngest sister (out of 5) should the worst transpire.

Glad we are semi-ER. Makes the decision to fully ER that much easier. Carpe Diem and all that.
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Kahn - continued recovery wishes!!!

I started my day with a very nice walk on the beach. Then did accounting homework. After lunch I picked up the kids from school then took older son to an oral surgeon. At his teeth cleaning 2 weeks ago the dentist noticed a soft spot on his jaw that was suspiciously like a cyst.

Turns out whatever it is - there will be surgery. If it's a cyst it's a very large dentigerous cyst... the unerupted wisdom tooth was at the bottom of whatever this mass/hole is - and attached to jaw bone. It might also be an ameloblastoma - but I've got my fingers crossed it's the dentigerous cyst.

Either way - biopsy, then surgery. In the meantime he's banned from water polo because whatever this is has eaten away at his jawbone - it's VERY thin.

I was hoping this was something minor and I'd just pay out of pocket - now I have to get it all transferred to Kaiser since it's appearing to be something medical insurance will cover.

Spent the evening writing emails to the pediatrician at Kaiser (to get the referral to the maxillofacial surgical department) and to his orthodontist (to get the panoramic xrays from the start of his orthodontia sent to the doctor)

Trying to stay off google till we know what we're dealing with - not being very successful.

And here I thought we'd won the HDHP/ HSA lottery this year (after losing it last year)... Oh well, it's only money.
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