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post #61 of 1116
Gah, all the sick news is terrible. I am sorry and hope everyone recovers soon.

I'm in my own world right now. We have plane tickets to fly to Austin this Thursday, returning Sunday. Because of Mike's emergency trip to Alaska in January, he couldn't ask for the time off this week. So we decided we would postpone the trip. Well freaking guess what? The change fee is $150 PER PERSON in addition to any fare differences!!!! And if we cancel the trip, they still change the $150 service fee per ticket. So we either cough up an additional $450 for this trip, or we lose $450. Either way it SUCKS. I am so pissed off at the moment. This was to be our only trip of the year.
post #62 of 1116
My car is dead, as in Will. Not. Start. At all. Won't even pretend to turn over, and it's blocking the driveway so we can't use the truck either.

We might try to push it onto the street later, but it's hard to do because our driveway is so straight and the damn street is way too busy to do that right now.

Shit. I guess I'll be riding the cargo bike that I can still barely steer to get Lily to school tomorrow. We still don't have the cover attached to it, so I'm praying it doesn't rain. I would rather do that than get on the bus with all the sick people who have to go to work at that hour.



I want things to stop breaking right now.
post #63 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Lovely View Post
Gah, all the sick news is terrible. I am sorry and hope everyone recovers soon.

I'm in my own world right now. We have plane tickets to fly to Austin this Thursday, returning Sunday. Because of Mike's emergency trip to Alaska in January, he couldn't ask for the time off this week. So we decided we would postpone the trip. Well freaking guess what? The change fee is $150 PER PERSON in addition to any fare differences!!!! And if we cancel the trip, they still change the $150 service fee per ticket. So we either cough up an additional $450 for this trip, or we lose $450. Either way it SUCKS. I am so pissed off at the moment. This was to be our only trip of the year.
Yeap, thats what happened to us when we canceled the NOLA trip. Airlines suck.

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My car is dead, as in Will. Not. Start. At all. Won't even pretend to turn over, and it's blocking the driveway so we can't use the truck either.

We might try to push it onto the street later, but it's hard to do because our driveway is so straight and the damn street is way too busy to do that right now.

Shit. I guess I'll be riding the cargo bike that I can still barely steer to get Lily to school tomorrow. We still don't have the cover attached to it, so I'm praying it doesn't rain. I would rather do that than get on the bus with all the sick people who have to go to work at that hour.



I want things to stop breaking right now.
And it wont jump either?
post #64 of 1116
We'll try that later, but he didn't think it was the battery, because it didn't even rattle. I'm hoping it is, because it's really : out there, and I'm no longer used to being outside in the : Not to mention I have a cold.
post #65 of 1116
If the battery is really dead it will just click. No rattling.
post #66 of 1116
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You sound like my mom
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Have you seen that recall list lately? it's HUGE.
post #67 of 1116
Just a fly by posting:

Healing Vibes to all the sick babes and mamas :

Lee: that is totally crummy about your trip and the expense. Gah. that is why I only fly SWA. they let you use all credit or even give it to someone else, I love them. So sorry that this is happening right now for you. URGH.
Can you also remind me when the playdate at your house with Maude? My PDA died today and was not backed up.

And my TP post is about those dirty antibacterial products and the toxic chemicals that are in them.
post #68 of 1116
Do you have an article about those hand sanitizers? Breanna's preschool uses those and it drives me nuts!! Now Bre is supposed to use the sink, but I hate it when they tell the kids to "wash their hands" and they go use that stuff. Ick.
post #69 of 1116
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Have you seen that recall list lately? it's HUGE.
I check it every day just waiting for the Kirkland Signature trailmix to be added.

I always get made fun of by the other nurses for washing my hands at the sink instead of using the wall foam. We just got a new soap, though, and the active ingredient is tricloban. I'm apparently allergic to it so my boss ordered me some of my own soap. Our old soap had chlohexidine as the active ingredient and infection control thought it was not effective against some of the microbes
post #70 of 1116
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My multiquote post disappeared, so I tried again

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Did you take Hazel in to get DX or was it by process of elimination? (and don't worry, I know you wouldn't have knowingly exposed anyone to sickness. )
I took her into Dr Coughlin at BMC. He examined her and declared it RSV. Then he heard her cough and that sealed the deal. He offered to write an order for a rapid test at Emanuel, but I didn't want to take her into the lab there with all the other sickies. Plus.... we all know what kinda crazies work there

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Originally Posted by Lovely View Post
The change fee is $150 PER PERSON in addition to any fare differences!!!! And if we cancel the trip, they still change the $150 service fee per ticket. So we either cough up an additional $450 for this trip, or we lose $450. Either way it SUCKS. I am so pissed off at the moment. This was to be our only trip of the year.


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My car is dead, as in Will. Not. Start. At all. Won't even pretend to turn over, and it's blocking the driveway so we can't use the truck either.

We might try to push it onto the street later, but it's hard to do because our driveway is so straight and the damn street is way too busy to do that right now.

Shit. I guess I'll be riding the cargo bike that I can still barely steer to get Lily to school tomorrow. We still don't have the cover attached to it, so I'm praying it doesn't rain. I would rather do that than get on the bus with all the sick people who have to go to work at that hour.



I want things to stop breaking right now.
That sucks about the car. I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow!
post #71 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Hedy B. View Post
My car is dead, as in Will. Not. Start. At all. Won't even pretend to turn over, and it's blocking the driveway so we can't use the truck either.

We might try to push it onto the street later, but it's hard to do because our driveway is so straight and the damn street is way too busy to do that right now.

Shit. I guess I'll be riding the cargo bike that I can still barely steer to get Lily to school tomorrow. We still don't have the cover attached to it, so I'm praying it doesn't rain. I would rather do that than get on the bus with all the sick people who have to go to work at that hour.



I want things to stop breaking right now.
could be the starter.
post #72 of 1116
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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
If the battery is really dead it will just click. No rattling.
No sound. None whatsoever. The blower, lights, and radio do work, however.

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Originally Posted by mamanurse View Post
I check it every day just waiting for the Kirkland Signature trailmix to be added.



I always get made fun of by the other nurses for washing my hands at the sink instead of using the wall foam. We just got a new soap, though, and the active ingredient is tricloban. I'm apparently allergic to it so my boss ordered me some of my own soap. Our old soap had chlohexidine as the active ingredient and infection control thought it was not effective against some of the microbes
I find that somewhat disturbing that they rely on the wall foam to keep the germs at bay. I'm probably looked at as a high maintenance patient, but I will make a nurse wash their hands every time they come into my room for anything while I'm in the hospital.

I've had two people in my life (grandma) and a good friend develop serious HA infections though, and one died, so I have my reasons.
post #73 of 1116
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could be the starter.
That's what we think it is. He talked to his mechanic over the phone, and he told him to go out there and hit the starter, because sometimes they just get stuck in the cold, so that is what he's doing.
post #74 of 1116
How weird. My dad is pretty involved with communicable diseases and environmental health over in Clackamas county and he's very adamant about washing hands when possible, and going with the sanitizers as a second best solution. I'm 100% sure he'd take issue if the nurses at health department were using sanitizers instead of soap and water.

Also: I'm so sorry to hear about all the sick babies 'round here.
post #75 of 1116
Yeah, me too. I hope everyone is feeling much better very soon. to all.
post #76 of 1116
WOW! My Hair of the Dog love just grew 10 sizes! Organic ingredients!!! Blow me down!
post #77 of 1116
Cool! Well, it's definitely the starter. Todd and I agreed that I'm just still too iffy to be riding the bike to Lily's school. If I didn't have to take it down Alberta by the freeway entrances/exits, I might try it, but it can be hard to get it going, and that place unforgiving at best during morning rush hour.

So, I guess what we will do is stay home tomorrow, buy a new starter for the car, and I will practice riding the bike with a little more intensity, and with Lily in the bucket. I think it won't be too too long before I could take it around in the city, but the steering is freaky, and starting is VERY difficult.
post #78 of 1116
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Yeah, me too. I hope everyone is feeling much better very soon. to all.
There is a way to hook jumper cables to the battery and something else and bypass the starter to start the car. I don't remember exactly how to do it though... and this was an old muscle car so.. I don't know if it will work with newer cars.
post #79 of 1116
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Lee: that is totally crummy about your trip and the expense. Gah. that is why I only fly SWA. they let you use all credit or even give it to someone else, I love them. So sorry that this is happening right now for you. URGH.
Can you also remind me when the playdate at your house with Maude? My PDA died today and was not backed up.
I'll have to use SWA if we decide to try again. But at this point we don't have the $ for that. Mike learned today that he might only be working 3 days a week in the near future, instead of 5 days. So that would really cut down on the earnings. Sigh. Is mercury out of retrograde yet???

Maude's Tea tasting and playdate at my house is Friday, February 20th.
post #80 of 1116
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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
There is a way to hook jumper cables to the battery and something else and bypass the starter to start the car. I don't remember exactly how to do it though... and this was an old muscle car so.. I don't know if it will work with newer cars.
I think it's the alternator. We may try that. We are pretty close to a Baxter's auto parts though, so I might just ride my bike over there tomorrow and buy a new starter. Times like these I wish I had practiced harder with the cargo bike.

I could try that, but I have to go into the school with her to drop her off, so I'd have to turn the car off, then I'd be stuck.

Ah... fun times...
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