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Island Mike    Posted 04-12-2017 at 15:11:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • My day so far.
  • Been raining all day, decided to use the pressure washer. Checked oil, too low.
    Key at bottom of engine slid up and wrecked the oil seal.
    Fetched the other pressure washer. trigger handle snapped, lousy design. Can not switch handles. Was a dumb idea anyway, would have just got wet.

    Over to the sidecar. Wrong bearing for the swing arm. Picked up the wheel. One bearing drops in too easily.

    Maybe after this very long coffee break, I will look at the big sewing machine that broke the drive belt. Have new belt.

    How is your day going? Of course some guys are at work and enjoying themselves.

    Island Mike

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-12-2017 at 16:53:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My day? Burnt two boxes just a few minutes ago just not to have to deal with Styrofoam peanuts and packing parafinelia. The wife went to the eye Dr. again with a cornea infection. I offered to drive and she declined. I am waiting for a release to go back to work from the Dr.
    It seems my white blood count was way too low on the last blood check and they declined. So as we were leaving the Dr. office yesterday, I got another blood check and now the numbers are high enough to go back. The tumor meanwhile is 1/2 the size of original and the Doc's are somewhat bewildered as to the next course of action. Surgery is still not an option. Radiation is off the table and that, as far as I can tell, brings us back to more chemo. The wife is going in pursuit of a second opinion and see if the med plan will pay for a second opinion on the outside. I guess an ol' fa*t such as myself, is not suppose to get this type of tumor and...something else. At any rate, I got called an enigma yesterday because I stumped them. Maybe that second opinion is in order. I just hope I am not directly paying for it.
    So here I sit thinking this could be the beginning of the end. Now the question is, do I get things wrapped up? Or continue on believing that I am going to get cured?
    If I wrap this up, I will be tossing a whole bunch of items I really, really desire to retain as of now. If I wait until I am sick enough to know the end is just around the corner, then I might be too ill to do anything about it.
    The wife has been making noises about all this "junk" long before this came up.
    I told her long ago, when I go, call the scrap man and have fun.
    She said, "Your NOT funny."
    Ah, the phone is ringing and it's the Dr. office. Speak to the machine. 12 inches away and please leave a message. It now appears that I have a release to go back to work. I just have to drive to the far side of town to pick it up.
    Think I will take the wife to a movie today. It's raining out there now and more wet/dry scheduled for the day.
    Back to the junk. Well... I think I will continue into the belief that this is going to get better. I had better do that. I just dropped the engine block off at the machine shop for the 881D. Pray for the best, plan for the worst? if I was planning, I would plan on making a scrap pile. Other that the 3-8N's, 1-9N and the 2N with an FEL on it siting out there....The junk TO-20...who said I'm not at least, having fun??

    Island Mike    Posted 04-16-2017 at 14:22:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I managed to fix the 2 pressure washers with new parts.
    I wish it was that easy to get you fixed Bruce. All the best to you.
    I will have to check the map and see if OR is on the way to Reno and or Bonneville. But that will likely be next year.

    Island Mike

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-12-2017 at 23:00:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I seem to have forgotten the "best" part. The big tumor shrunk by about 1/2 on chemo.
    Now, according to the cat scan, I "might" have two more small tumors that have started to grow. In a chemo environment. Really? That second opinion might tell me what I am doing for the projects real quick.
    I still feel good. The rest is up to God.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 04-12-2017 at 21:45:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I can't say that one is having a swell day if the junk pile is growing day by day.Today started on the plus side.Daughter called and said she would take "Mom" to the retenopathy specialist for me because of my not doing too well and the trip is 225mi. to and back.Daughter called from the Dr. office and the wife doesn't have to get injections in her eyes this trip.How wonderful !!!! I plan to do some weed spraying with one of my N's today so I'll see how it goes.I started but had to quit.My respertory infection has taken all my energy.Still a great day.I do "need" to talk to "HIM" about the things I've not done but should have and the things I've done that I shouldn't have.Tomorrow I hope to do better.

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