COFFEE POT June 2018. Another anniversary. 14 years old. Coffee and all the breakfast you want. Locked

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:45 PM

Hello there,

tired but wide awake.

Kinda down. Daughter found out yesterday she needs a 3rd surgery. The margin was found but to small. It's 1mm and the minimum is 2mm. Beginning to have doubts about the doctor.

Looking like daughter and family won't be joining the rest of the clan at da beach week after next.

Garden is suffering from too much rain. Odds are good at least half won't survive. Mrs' flower bulbs haven't been put in yet. Putting them in one way or another before the beach trip. 

Today I finally got the 1st tree cut up. Took the saw off the Oliver and put on the log splitter this evening. Tomorrow Mrs will run the lever while I handle the logs.

Looking like hot with only a chance of showers for a few days. Son will probably cut hay tomorrow.

Best try to sleep.

 

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by KRM on Friday, June 29, 2018 7:46 AM

Good morning,
Banks, Prayers for your daughter,  Angel
 The problem with the American health care system is not too much socialism, but rather too much capitalism. You have to be vigilant with these doctors and hospitals.
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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, June 29, 2018 11:55 AM

Had a real busy week.  Glad it is over.  Babysitting Granddogs and cat tonight until Tues AM.  Will stay at Daughter's most of the time.  Easier that way.

Banks, prayers for Daughter.

Grass to mow now in 101 degrees.

Chat later. 

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Posted by MichRR714 on Friday, June 29, 2018 12:09 PM

Banks, don't get down on the doctor yet.  The approach today is to preserve as much breast tissue as possible when treating surgically.  Stay positive and be glad that they want to make sure the proper margin has been resected.

KRM
The problem with the American health care system is not too much socialism, but rather too much capitalism. You have to be vigilant with these doctors and hospitals.

Kev, I'm not sure how your political comments apply to the situation Bank's Daughter is facing? Huh?

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Posted by KRM on Friday, June 29, 2018 12:57 PM

MichRR714

 

KRM
The problem with the American health care system is not too much socialism, but rather too much capitalism. You have to be vigilant with these doctors and hospitals.

 

Kev, I'm not sure how your political comments apply to the situation Bank's Daughter is facing? Huh?

 

 

Dr. Chas??  There is no political comment in my post. Just an observation on the health care system and how it works today. There was a day before your time when most hospitals were sponsored by a church. Today the hospitals and networks are run by business interest and conglomerates. It is all driven by money today IMHO. 

It is not a question of getting down on the doctors but getting the right choices.

I may just understand where Banks is and what his daughter is dealing with more than some. My wife Sandra went through the same cancer in 2005. It pays to question everything they do and why, to be sure they are doing everything that can be done. Things change fast and some may not be up to date. JMHO

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Posted by Banks on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:23 PM

MichRR714

Banks, don't get down on the doctor yet.  The approach today is to preserve as much breast tissue as possible when treating surgically.  Stay positive and be glad that they want to make sure the proper margin has been resected.

 

 
KRM
The problem with the American health care system is not too much socialism, but rather too much capitalism. You have to be vigilant with these doctors and hospitals.

 

Kev, I'm not sure how your political comments apply to the situation Bank's Daughter is facing? Huh?

 

Charlie,  thanks for your concern but I guess I'm tainted by 25+ years off dealing with local healthcare involving my parents, my in laws, my kids and Mrs and I.

Granted there have been doctors and nurses who've been outstanding. However there have been many issues as well. I won't go into detail but unfortunately I've had way more bad experiences than good involving both Doctors and staff.

About 20 years ago there was 2 hospitals in Altoona. Both fairly sizeable but one was considerably larger. Don't remember the how or why but they combined into Altoona Regional Health system.  Then things started going down hill. They operated both campuses for a few years. Then purchased the defunct mall in the city.

Spent several million renovating it into an "outpatient center" and closed the smaller of the facilities. The downward trend accelerated. Not enough beds or staff. Housekeeping was terrible. Patients spent days in the ER waiting on a bed. Doctors were discouraged from visiting patients in favor of "HOSPITALISTS" employed by the hospital. For the most part they had accents that made them almost impossible to understand.

About 5 years ago the hospital decided to allow UPMC out of Pittsburgh take it over. Local healthcare fell off a cliff at that point. Staffing levels fell even more. Most local physicians groups were forced to become part of UPMC or lose hospital privileges. The local health equipment suppliers are being squeezed out.

The biggest problem I see is that UPMC is also a health insurance provider and one by one refusing to accept other coverage.  I have a real problem with a healthcare provider being a healthcare insurance provider. Procedures are being denied.

Kinda like auto insurance provided by a body shop. Fix it as cheap as you can.

Maybe I know more than I should but I spent lots of time in the hospital doing the electrical work for several of the above mentioned renovations.

Rant over

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:56 PM

Good evening all,

Banks, good points made.  Prayers for daughter.  Weather hot.  Walked outside at noon.  Not the best move.  Quiet day at work.  Got yard mowed tonight.  Hot hot hot.  Go to Bloomington Saturday to help daughter pack for her move.  Did I mention weather will be hot?  Round of 16 starts Saturday.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, June 29, 2018 11:12 PM

Evening all!

Long busy day today. First day in a week without rain. Worked on cleaning the boat interior all day. Always dealing with mildew in the upholstery, so lotta elbow grease and mildew cleaner required. Tomorrow wash the hull.

Banks - prayers for your daughter Angel

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:17 AM

Hot and humid.  Back and forth to Daughter's as babysitting dogs and cat.  Came home to shower and shave.  Take a break from "lap sitting" dogs.

Banks, prayers for Daughter.

Have a safe and cool one.

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:49 AM

Morning,

Same here, HOT & Humid. Writing out bills. Then plan to stay cool.

Roy, do they make a boat dehumidifier you could use for when it is covered?

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Posted by robmcc on Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:24 AM

Morning All!

Wow! They weren't kidding about this weekend's weather. Already 90, going to hit 116 this afternoon with the humidity index. I took the pooch for a quick walk, so he won't have too much cabin fever today.

Banks/Kev - We've experienced hospital mergers and cut backs too. Even when the Mrs. had her hip done a few weeks ago, it was in and out. It's all a turnstile business now. Continued prayers for your daughter, though.

Roy - I like Kev's idea about the humidifier for the boat. Is there a way you can prop up some of the cover to allow some ventilation?

Don - I see the iguana dilemma continues........

Rich - Hope the car show isn't a bust like last week. On a side note, I found myself watching a bunch of FDNY videos on YouTube the other night. I can't believe all of the morons who were double parked or just idling in the street waiting for a parking spot. Would not want to be a firefighter in the Big Apple......

Have a good one and prayers.

Rob

 

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:15 AM

Yep hot at least 97 so they say.

Will be mostly an indoor day.

I just finished replacing the flapper and fill valve on one of the toilets. It's been tinkling for about a week..Easy and quick just lazy I guess. With 3 bathrooms I always have at least one set of these 2 items on hand. Nothing new in my train world, for the most part big ticket items are off my list now.

S.J.

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:28 AM

has been nice here, not too hot and cool in the morning. Suppose to get real hot starting thursday. Thats expected in July.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:01 PM

It's hot in OHIO today, but it will be July tomorrow.  I remember as a kid delivering the evening paper and seeing the bank thermometer hit 101 degrees at about 4 pm. in the summer.  I just kept peddling that bike that summer and that fall got an A in gym class. 

Roy..... I don't have a "magic" lamp on the layout. Mine has worked perfect for years. Why the difference? 

BTW, does anyone here collect the trains made by Kusan? 

Chief....I use PNC Bank for several things and have found them to be very good.  I do almost everything electronic except for deposits and I have used my cell phone once or twice to send a check. 

Don..... I thought the Iguana was an endangered species in California and you should let your house and lot be overwhelmed by them.

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, July 01, 2018 9:33 AM

Hello there,

Back from Mass breakfast over

Mrs and started to split wood Friday PM. Hotter than he!! so we quit ant started about 630 AM yesterday and finished about 9

Splitter

Homebuilt Log splitter. Not fast but it will split most anything.

Grandson got second in both his classes yesterday. SIL spent $$$ on new parts but times stayed the same. Me thinks there is more tuning to be done.

Daughter is having 3rd surgery tomorrow. A couple of breast cancer survivors we know are surprised at this. when they had their surgery the specimen was tested while the were still in the OR to insure the removal was complete.

The doctor she has was highly touted by some in the beginning but I've heard lots of bad rumors about her.

Got about 100 square bales to make so best get moving

 

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, July 01, 2018 10:02 AM

July Coffee Pot is open.

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