• Re: weather and trip was:

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jun 2 02:50:00 2019
    Nancy,

    There were several tornado warnings in the region...as well as
    numerous severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. 2 to 4 inches
    of rain fell last night, much of it in the Little Rock area. There were also widespread power outages, but I was lucky that I wasn't one of them.

    Indeed lucky there... :)

    There's a risk of severe storms much of this week, and a potential
    tropical cyclone may hit eastern Mexico during the week. All that
    tropical moisture will get infused into a storm system and cold front
    that are forecast to affect the region, and areas upstream...and that
    will only exacerbate the ongoing flooding situation.

    That seems to be the case in the entire mid-west, now....

    It's either feast or famine.

    That's a while to anticipate... ;) I guess you'll have time to tweak NB>little details while you wait.... ;)

    I've mapped out the itineray, the meals, etc. Otherwise, I'll forget something.

    Then, when I get back, it's the joy of putting Windows 10 Home on 3 computers. :P

    Yup... oh, what joy... ;0

    Better than having a root canal. :P

    Now that you have your trip reserved and paid for, maybe you can put NB>aside a little at a time towards the generator.... :)

    The deductible on the house insurance, is $1000 -- the same as the
    yearly premium. So, I have to set money aside for it. Now, after my Mom
    is gone, there's a death benefit with the Arkansas Teacher Retirement,
    but I don't know how much it is.

    She was much better when I saw her in the nursing home on
    Friday...compared to earlier in the week at an area E.R. She keeps
    forgetting that she has no strength in her legs, and when she tries to
    stand and walk, she obviously falls, and hurts herself. But, the law
    notes "it's the patient's right to fall"...I'm still scratching my head
    over that one.

    At 92, the nurses note "she's rather feisty"...but, her dementia is
    real bad (she tells all these events that never occurred), and she's
    hardly eating at all. I think she's down to 110 pounds...she can't last
    much longer if she won't eat.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Wed Jun 5 09:19:00 2019
    Nancy,

    I dont 'do' Facebook, either... I'm sure there were some rather NB>expressive ones... <G>

    I'm on it...and while I had cut down on the groups I was part of, my involvement with one increased. The individual who created the group, a
    fellow ham radio operator, apparently had a fatal stroke on Saturday.
    So, I'm continuing his legacy, by keeping the group going.

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 6 23:24:48 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 02-Jun-2019 02:50 <=-

    There were several tornado warnings in the region...as well as
    numerous severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. 2 to 4 inches
    of rain fell last night, much of it in the Little Rock area. There
    were also widespread power outages, but I was lucky that I wasn't
    one of them.
    Indeed lucky there... :)

    There's a risk of severe storms much of this week, and a potential tropical cyclone may hit eastern Mexico during the week. All that
    tropical moisture will get infused into a storm system and cold front
    that are forecast to affect the region, and areas upstream...and that
    will only exacerbate the ongoing flooding situation.

    Just what you don't need...

    That's a while to anticipate... ;) I guess you'll have time to tweak
    little details while you wait.... ;)

    I've mapped out the itinerary, the meals, etc. Otherwise, I'll forget something.

    And you can keep checking it to make sure that indeed nothing was
    forgotten... :)

    Then, when I get back, it's the joy of putting Windows 10 Home on 3
    computers. :P
    Yup... oh, what joy... ;0

    Better than having a root canal. :P

    Maybe.... <G>

    Now that you have your trip reserved and paid for, maybe you can put
    aside a little at a time towards the generator.... :)

    The deductible on the house insurance, is $1000 -- the same as the
    yearly premium. So, I have to set money aside for it.

    Hopefully you won't need to use it though... but that is wise... :)

    Now, after my Mom is gone, there's a death benefit with the Arkansas Teacher Retirement, but I don't know how much it is.

    When the time comes, you'll find out... :) IIRC, her funeral
    arrangements are pre-made and pre-paid, so you should be able to tuck
    away most if not all of it when you do get it... :)

    She was much better when I saw her in the nursing home on Friday...compared to earlier in the week at an area E.R.

    That's good... :)

    She keeps forgetting that she has no strength in her legs, and when
    she tries to stand and walk, she obviously falls, and hurts herself.
    But, the law notes "it's the patient's right to fall"...I'm still scratching my head over that one.

    It's a fine line they have to deal with... preserving the patient's
    dignity and independence as much as possible, and at the same time
    providing a safe environment.... Some places lean too much to one side
    and others too much to the other....

    At 92, the nurses note "she's rather feisty"...but, her dementia is
    real bad (she tells all these events that never occurred), and she's hardly eating at all. I think she's down to 110 pounds...she can't
    last much longer if she won't eat.

    True... she does need to eat reasonably well to thrive... Again, the
    nurses can only encourage, though, not force her to eat....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Fri Jun 7 22:10:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Just what you don't need...

    Thankfully, I'm high enough where river flooding isn't an issue. But a cluster of storms developed at mid-evening (I barely got a ham radio
    traffic net done), and Flash Flood Warnings were issued for the
    area...nearly 5 inches of rain fell in 3 hours.

    And you can keep checking it to make sure that indeed nothing was NB>forgotten... :)

    It's a good thing I hadn't planned a train trip to the Dallas area
    (Plano) for a ham radio event this weekend. All Amtrak service through
    Arkansas is suspended until further notice.

    I would hate to lose the trip, but in a force majeure cancellation, I
    could get a full refund.

    Hopefully you won't need to use it though... but that is wise... :)

    Yep. Already set the money aside for the house insurance.

    When the time comes, you'll find out... :) IIRC, her funeral NB>arrangements are pre-made and pre-paid, so you should be able to tuck NB>away most if not all of it when you do get it... :)

    Correct. But, it'll take time to get the death certificates, etc., and
    get what Life Insurance Policies that are Payable On Death, cashed out.

    It's a fine line they have to deal with... preserving the patient's NB>dignity and independence as much as possible, and at the same time NB>providing a safe environment.... Some places lean too much to one side NB>and others too much to the other....

    It sure seems like a stupid rule..."the patient has a right to fall".

    True... she does need to eat reasonably well to thrive... Again, the NB>nurses can only encourage, though, not force her to eat....

    True. But, her appetite was shrinking, even before she got so sick.

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 8 20:49:54 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 05-Jun-2019 09:19 <=-

    I dont 'do' Facebook, either... I'm sure there were some rather
    expressive ones... <G>

    I'm on it...and while I had cut down on the groups I was part of, my involvement with one increased. The individual who created the group,
    a fellow ham radio operator, apparently had a fatal stroke on Saturday. So, I'm continuing his legacy, by keeping the group going.

    That's a worthy cause... :) Sorry that you lost your friend, though...

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jun 9 18:45:00 2019
    Nancy,

    So, I'm continuing his legacy, by keeping the group going.

    That's a worthy cause... :) Sorry that you lost your friend, though...

    Thanks...we knew he had health issues, but from what I understand, it
    was a fatal stroke that did him in.

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 11 14:19:14 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 07-Jun-2019 22:10 <=-

    Just what you don't need...

    Thankfully, I'm high enough where river flooding isn't an issue. But
    a cluster of storms developed at mid-evening (I barely got a ham radio traffic net done), and Flash Flood Warnings were issued for the area...nearly 5 inches of rain fell in 3 hours.

    Impressive.... and thankfully behind you now.... :)

    It's a good thing I hadn't planned a train trip to the Dallas area
    (Plano) for a ham radio event this weekend. All Amtrak service through Arkansas is suspended until further notice.
    I would hate to lose the trip, but in a force majeure cancellation,
    I could get a full refund.

    So good news, bad news.... Just as well you hadn't scheduled that trip, though... ;)

    When the time comes, you'll find out... :) IIRC, her funeral
    arrangements are pre-made and pre-paid, so you should be able to tuck
    away most if not all of it when you do get it... :)

    Correct. But, it'll take time to get the death certificates, etc.,

    In my experience, at least, the funeral director gets those for you, you
    just have to tell how many you'll need, and that gets added to your
    bill... We had them handed to us at the service....

    and get what Life Insurance Policies that are Payable On Death, cashed out.

    That takes a little more time, but with the death certificate and your
    papers as executor, that won't be a problem, either...

    It's a fine line they have to deal with... preserving the patient's
    dignity and independence as much as possible, and at the same time
    providing a safe environment.... Some places lean too much to one side
    and others too much to the other....

    It sure seems like a stupid rule..."the patient has a right to
    fall".

    They certainly might have stated the principle better.... and added
    that the patient also has the right to be supported in order to keep
    from falling....

    True... she does need to eat reasonably well to thrive... Again, the
    nurses can only encourage, though, not force her to eat....

    True. But, her appetite was shrinking, even before she got so sick.

    That is often the case with the elderly as they age.... You might have
    to bring over special treats to tempt her appetite.... :) Would she
    enjoy the peach milkshake from C-F-A....?

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Wed Jun 12 14:36:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Thankfully, I'm high enough where river flooding isn't an issue. But
    a cluster of storms developed at mid-evening (I barely got a ham radio traffic net done), and Flash Flood Warnings were issued for the area...nearly 5 inches of rain fell in 3 hours.

    Impressive.... and thankfully behind you now.... :)

    For now...more thunderstorms arrive Saturday night and last into next
    week.

    So good news, bad news.... Just as well you hadn't scheduled that trip, NB>though... ;)

    To me, a trip to Dallas is "chicken feed" distance wise. I want a real vacation.

    In my experience, at least, the funeral director gets those for you, you NB>just have to tell how many you'll need, and that gets added to your NB>bill... We had them handed to us at the service....

    Well, my late father, my Mom, and I pre-arranged. I got a deal for
    "cremation only" for my brother. What I got after my Dad died paid for
    Janice's funeral.

    That takes a little more time, but with the death certificate and your NB>papers as executor, that won't be a problem, either...

    Well, I have the Power Of Attorney one...but until she's gone, does it
    do good for me to prepare the Executor papers?? I guess I need to ask
    Arkansas Asset Protection Group (AAPG) -- they do have a lawyer on
    staff.

    They certainly might have stated the principle better.... and added
    that the patient also has the right to be supported in order to keep
    from falling....

    Well, the nurses say she's feisty...at her age, I would expect that.

    That is often the case with the elderly as they age.... You might have NB>to bring over special treats to tempt her appetite.... :) Would she NB>enjoy the peach milkshake from C-F-A....?

    I'd have to ask her. I am going to try to see her tomorrow. I had to
    do laundry the last 2 days, and wait for deliveries to show up. Plus, I
    had to rebuild the message areas on the BBS.

    ... I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself, some day.

    None of us is getting any younger.

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 13 15:26:26 2019
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 09-Jun-2019 18:45 <=-

    So, I'm continuing his legacy, by keeping the group going.
    That's a worthy cause... :) Sorry that you lost your friend, though...

    Thanks...we knew he had health issues, but from what I understand,
    it was a fatal stroke that did him in.

    So at least it was quick for him....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Mon Jun 17 18:27:00 2019
    Nancy,

    Thanks...we knew he had health issues, but from what I understand,
    it was a fatal stroke that did him in.

    So at least it was quick for him....

    That's how Janice went...quickly.

    Daryl

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