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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby hippopotamus » 26 Dec 2017, 10:20

toomanyhatz wrote:Marvelous, Charlie! Great to hear!

My family is coming over later tonight - my mom's first Christmas since she's been living in her assisted care place - and all the cliches are true - the biggest gift of all is being together and all alive and (relatively) healthy. She's also looking forward to seeing Roscoe. It's been a rough year, but here we are. We made it.



I just read through each little update... Phew!

I'm really glad you got happy news this Christmas. Maybe they are small things, maybe they are big things... But health and family togetherness are really what's important. Sometimes we need a reminder (sometimes we could do without the drama).

Merry Christmas, anyhow. I hope you get to enjoy some days of peace for the rest of the holiday.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Dec 2017, 00:48

Charlie O. wrote:Short update: Mom is dramatically better today - talking, even making sense a lot of the time, cooperating with the nurses instead of fighting them... She’s still struggling to remember some things, there’s a little bit of “word salad” occasionally, and I think she’s vaguely disturbed that she can’t remember much of anything from the last day and a half (a blessing, I think) - but I really wasn’t expecting her to make this much progress this quickly. A wonderful Christmas gift.


There have been some wonderful drugs for dementia the past couple years. My only warning: this could be short term.

But I'm glad she's better. It's draining on everyone.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Dec 2017, 08:47

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Neige » 28 Dec 2017, 09:40

Lady Neige got released from her work as manager of a shoe store yesterday, an euphemism for being sacked.

Her relationship with her direct superior had been deteriorating steadily during the last year, due to incompatibility on a human level as well as unclear roles within the company. I suppose things had come to a head before the Christmas holidays and it was an "either her or me" situation on the business manager's side).

In a way, it comes as a relief because the tension had become so hard to bear I started suggesting she go to a doctor to get sick leave.

It's still a shock.

She gets her pay for another two months, but has to look for something else (not easy at 54).
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Postby the masked man » 28 Dec 2017, 11:02

Sorry to hear that, Neige. Sending good wishes your way.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 28 Dec 2017, 11:46

Very sorry, Felix. Best wishes to Lady Neige and you.
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Postby Samoan » 28 Dec 2017, 12:25

The weather dude from ITV news, Martin something, the one that looks like an overgrown cheeky schoolboy was in the queue behind me in Sainsburys this morning.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Dec 2017, 16:08

My son got a drone from his uncle on Xmas and already got it stuck in a tree and lost it.

We were walking into the park to fly it yesterday and a couple said, "Someone got a nice Xmas present."

I replied, "I bet it lasts a week."

I was off by five days.

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Postby Nick?? Dougie?? » 28 Dec 2017, 16:33

Neige wrote:Lady Neige got released from her work as manager of a shoe store yesterday, an euphemism for being sacked.

Her relationship with her direct superior had been deteriorating steadily during the last year, due to incompatibility on a human level as well as unclear roles within the company. I suppose things had come to a head before the Christmas holidays and it was an "either her or me" situation on the business manager's side).

In a way, it comes as a relief because the tension had become so hard to bear I started suggesting she go to a doctor to get sick leave.

It's still a shock.

She gets her pay for another two months, but has to look for something else (not easy at 54).


What a time of year for that to happen. I'm sorry Neige.
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Postby Six String » 28 Dec 2017, 17:14

Sorry to hear the ge bad news Felix. It might be a blessing in disguise though as you say, finding work at 54 could be tricky. It's something I worried about in the back of my mind as I got older. Thankfully it never happened. I hope things get sorted for you you and the family soon.

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Postby Charlie O. » 28 Dec 2017, 19:12

I'm sure things'll work out, Felix. And hopefully her next employer won't be such a pain.
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Postby Neige » 28 Dec 2017, 19:19

Cheers, guys & gals

I do see it as a blessing in disguise too.

sloopjohnc wrote:My son got a drone from his uncle on Xmas and already got it stuck in a tree and lost it.

We were walking into the park to fly it yesterday and a couple said, "Someone got a nice Xmas present."

I replied, "I bet it lasts a week."

I was off by five days.


That certainly worked as comic relief today, sloop. :lol:
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Postby Nick?? Dougie?? » 28 Dec 2017, 19:53

They just had Vic and Bob on Radio 4. Bob sounded terrible :(
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 28 Dec 2017, 23:09

sloopjohnc wrote:My son got a drone from his uncle on Xmas and already got it stuck in a tree and lost it.

We were walking into the park to fly it yesterday and a couple said, "Someone got a nice Xmas present."

I replied, "I bet it lasts a week."

I was off by five days.



Our wee guy bought one with his Christmas money £70, three of the propeller guards are already in pieces.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby yomptepi » 29 Dec 2017, 01:15

Jeemo wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:My son got a drone from his uncle on Xmas and already got it stuck in a tree and lost it.

We were walking into the park to fly it yesterday and a couple said, "Someone got a nice Xmas present."

I replied, "I bet it lasts a week."

I was off by five days.



Our wee guy bought one with his Christmas money £70, three of the propeller guards are already in pieces.


I remember when I was about 10 my dad bought me a battery powered plane, which flew straight over the garden wall never to be seen again. :( Nothing really changes.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Dec 2017, 15:55

yomptepi wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:My son got a drone from his uncle on Xmas and already got it stuck in a tree and lost it.

We were walking into the park to fly it yesterday and a couple said, "Someone got a nice Xmas present."

I replied, "I bet it lasts a week."

I was off by five days.



Our wee guy bought one with his Christmas money £70, three of the propeller guards are already in pieces.


I remember when I was about 10 my dad bought me a battery powered plane, which flew straight over the garden wall never to be seen again. :( Nothing really changes.


No, it doesn't. Almost everyone has gotten a toy car, plane or something where it's crashed, got stuck in a tree or sunk right after getting it.

After it happened, my son asked me, "Can you get insurance for these things?"

I asked, "For it, or you."

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby never/ever » 29 Dec 2017, 20:50

We sell those things.
Had someone come in-store last week and told us that his kids flew their drone into a wall and it fell apart.
He reckons we owe him a new one now as this should not have happened with a 600 dollar drone.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 30 Dec 2017, 00:30

sloopjohnc wrote:
yomptepi wrote:
Jeemo wrote:

Our wee guy bought one with his Christmas money £70, three of the propeller guards are already in pieces.


I remember when I was about 10 my dad bought me a battery powered plane, which flew straight over the garden wall never to be seen again. :( Nothing really changes.


No, it doesn't. Almost everyone has gotten a toy car, plane or something where it's crashed, got stuck in a tree or sunk right after getting it.

After it happened, my son asked me, "Can you get insurance for these things?"

I asked, "For it, or you."


:lol:

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Dec 2017, 01:55

never/ever wrote:We sell those things.
Had someone come in-store last week and told us that his kids flew their drone into a wall and it fell apart.
He reckons we owe him a new one now as this should not have happened with a 600 dollar drone.


This was $69.

Oh, well.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Dec 2017, 16:45

The funny thing is even though my son lost the drone, I had a yo yo in the closet and my son has been playing with that much more than the drone.

I think I bought it for less than $2.