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9 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Okay, good luck, Madam Adventure. The name given to me by the Lakota Sioux was Hide Under the Bed.


The Lakota Sioux was probably just telling you where you can find the animal skin to keep warm at night. 😀

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On 06/01/2021 at 18:00, aphperspective said:

I have no idea how it got blocked, just a guess burning dirty fuel or just an age thing. On a Golf there are 2 Cats, the first is part of the exhaust manifold and hence V pricey thankfully the second is further back under the car, just 1 tube and bits. 

I suppose this should be in the "Good thing today thread" but it started here so it ends here. 

This conversation must be familiar to allot of car owners. VW Main Dealer Parts Dept "The Catalytic converter has to come from Germany, due to Brexit, Donald Trump, and Wilderbeest blocking the Autobahn it will take till next week and cost 1600 Euro to fit. My local garage (just across the road from main dealer and next door to a Motor Factor. " No problem Andy leave the keys and pick it up tomorrow 450 Euro fitted."

Got my car back today god  bless local good garages. 

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17 hours ago, aphperspective said:

I suppose this should be in the "Good thing today thread" but it started here so it ends here. 

This conversation must be familiar to allot of car owners. VW Main Dealer Parts Dept "The Catalytic converter has to come from Germany, due to Brexit, Donald Trump, and Wilderbeest blocking the Autobahn it will take till next week and cost 1600 Euro to fit. My local garage (just across the road from main dealer and next door to a Motor Factor. " No problem Andy leave the keys and pick it up tomorrow 450 Euro fitted."

Got my car back today god  bless local good garages. 

 

Yes but you don't get the free wifi and free coffee at the lttle independent garage...

Good to here you're on the road again. Get snapping!

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Mr Standfast said:

 

Yes but you don't get the free wifi and free coffee at the lttle independent garage...

Good to here you're on the road again. Get snapping!

 

 

Thanks for that due to being in total lockdown here in Ireland I can "snap" my car parked outside.🙂

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On 10/01/2021 at 09:23, Ed Rooney said:

The other name they were considering was: Dances with Voles. 🤨

Mine is “She who Eats Pie”.
They considered “Dances with BeeGees.”

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Yesterday my sickly younger sister, Mary Ann, 81, fell in her assisted living home and broke her hip. She is a rare-blood type, so an operation is not an option. She's been moved to a hospice. My nephews will be visiting her and will let me know the latest on the weekend. 
 
So, on and on it goes.
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7 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

Wow sad news Edo.  Looks like 2021 is just an extension of 2020.  

 

She is in Maryland, between Baltimore and DC. 

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6 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

She is in Maryland, between Baltimore and DC. 

 

Maryland is a great place to be.  I am liking my state more and more as I get older.  Sounds like she is around of in the small city of Columbia.  I live just northwest of the DC...10 minute drive to the DC line.  I hope she is getting good care where she is!

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:
Yesterday my sickly younger sister, Mary Ann, 81, fell in her assisted living home and broke her hip. She is a rare-blood type, so an operation is not an option. She's been moved to a hospice. My nephews will be visiting her and will let me know the latest on the weekend. 
 
So, on and on it goes.

 

Oh no, Edo. I am so sorry. I can say that hospice workers are angels. I have heard that over and over. Please be careful and stay well yourself.

 

Paulette

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12 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:
Yesterday my sickly younger sister, Mary Ann, 81, fell in her assisted living home and broke her hip. She is a rare-blood type, so an operation is not an option. She's been moved to a hospice. My nephews will be visiting her and will let me know the latest on the weekend. 
 
So, on and on it goes.

So sorry for her. It’s a painful break. My mother broke her hip.
Is she AB blood type? My husband was AB positive. He gave blood often, and when he finally stopped after getting prostate cancer, they were calling and begging for it. I’m A positive and all of our kids are, too. 
Am I wrong in thinking O is the universal donor, which makes me wonder why the Blood Institute clamored for Bob’s. Can’t they just give blood type O to anyone?

Answered my own question. It’s more complicated than I realized. Red blood cells vs plasma vs whole blood.

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You are correct. "O" can be given to any other blood group patient.

 

Or so I was told by a hospital phlebotomist.

 

Allan

 

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5 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

You are correct. "O" can be given to any other blood group patient.

 

Or so I was told by a hospital phlebotomist.

 

Allan

 

 

I understand that it's a bit more complicated than that globally, especially in Asia.  True for US and Europe.

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My daughter is sick again. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes meds to suppress her immune system. This time, a fever, headache and a raging sore throat.

The nurse told her yesterday to wait until Monday to get tested. Often, if one tests early, they get a false negative. That’s what happened to my nephew. He tested negative shortly after symptoms began, walked around exposing who knows who at work, then tested positive 2 or three days after the first test. Then became very ill for a couple of weeks. He’s recovered, now.

I’m praying my daughter doesn’t have it. This is the 4th scare she’s had since it all began. I’m terrified her luck will run out.

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17 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

My daughter is sick again. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes meds to suppress her immune system. This time, a fever, headache and a raging sore throat.

The nurse told her yesterday to wait until Monday to get tested. Often, if one tests early, they get a false negative. That’s what happened to my nephew. He tested negative shortly after symptoms began, walked around exposing who knows who at work, then tested positive 2 or three days after the first test. Then became very ill for a couple of weeks. He’s recovered, now.

I’m praying my daughter doesn’t have it. This is the 4th scare she’s had since it all began. I’m terrified her luck will run out.

 

That's awful to have that hanging your head and hers, of course.  My thoughts are with her with hopes that it is anything less serious than Covid.  

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Fortunately I can't compete with many of the bad things mentioned above  - but  - ate the last of the Xmas cake, inconsolable....

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I got an email from the hospital where I have appointments for the vaccine and it said they have had to cancel appointments because of shortage of vaccine. I still have my appointments and they will confirm 24 or 48 hours before. They said I should go ahead and try to get it elsewhere if I can.

I did try a pharmacy in my neighborhood and they make it pretty easy to check. Of course, they had nothing. I made my appointments when it was available to anyone over 75. Then almost immediately they opened up to anyone over 65. When they did that I thought it wasn’t likely they would have enough vaccine. I’m going to keep trying to get an earlier appointment but I still have the ones in Feb. and Mar. and I won’t drive myself crazy about it. As long as people are being vaccinated it should help us all. 

 

Paulette
 

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