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    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Wed Feb 19 00:56:00 2020
    Nancy,

    And did they manage that one...? They must really be backlogged from so NB>many in the area having issues with the rats....

    He got there, and said "you have the worst deal of any I've seen", so
    he made it a point to put it on the report "to get extra traps, etc".
    next Friday.

    True. I've seen it come from a clear blue sky...

    Yep, the bolt from the blue.

    Not sure. I'm waiting to see what Terminix discovers.

    Hopefully one or the other will cover it...

    What's worse, is that with the inheritance tax, the money that came
    from the Miller Trust, since I was the beneficiary, I have to pay tax on it...and from another insurance deal when it comes due in August.
    Because, I was the beneficiary, even thought I cut a check for 50% of it
    for my brother's share, I'm on the hook for it.

    The story of my life...I constantly get the shaft. But, I am NOT going
    to give up those 2 train trips...I am long overdue for a break, or I
    will have a breakdown that could kill me.

    Daryl


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Feb 20 07:19:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!


    DARYL STOUT wrote to NANCY BACKUS <=-

    What's worse, is that with the inheritance tax, the money that
    came from the Miller Trust, since I was the beneficiary, I have
    to pay tax on it...and from another insurance deal when it comes
    due in August. Because, I was the beneficiary, even thought I cut
    a check for 50% of it for my brother's share, I'm on the hook for
    it.

    Over a certain amount a gift is taxable so your brother might be
    required to pay some tax on that 50%. You might be able to deduct a
    portion of the check to your brother as a gift, which would possibly
    reduce your taxes. ...Just ideas -- see a tax professional (whose fees
    can be part of the deductions from next year's taxes). ...Mileage
    to/from doctor's visits (your's, your car, not shuttling someone else)
    can also be a deduction.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Sat Feb 22 17:32:00 2020
    Barry,

    Over a certain amount a gift is taxable so your brother might be
    required to pay some tax on that 50%. You might be able to deduct a BM>portion of the check to your brother as a gift, which would possibly BM>reduce your taxes. ...Just ideas -- see a tax professional (whose fees BM>can be part of the deductions from next year's taxes). ...Mileage BM>to/from doctor's visits (your's, your car, not shuttling someone else) BM>can also be a deduction.

    Well, I didn't hear from the folks this week, so I'll have to make
    phone calls on Monday.

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Mon Feb 24 03:26:38 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 19-Feb-2020 00:56 <=-

    And did they manage that one...? They must really be backlogged
    from so many in the area having issues with the rats....

    He got there, and said "you have the worst deal of any I've seen",
    so he made it a point to put it on the report "to get extra traps,
    etc". next Friday.

    Hope they finally can rid your place of the pesky rodents...

    Not sure. I'm waiting to see what Terminix discovers.
    Hopefully one or the other will cover it...

    What's worse, is that with the inheritance tax, the money that came
    from the Miller Trust, since I was the beneficiary, I have to pay tax
    on it...and from another insurance deal when it comes due in August. Because, I was the beneficiary, even thought I cut a check for 50% of
    it for my brother's share, I'm on the hook for it.

    Maybe legally he's not on the hook for paying tax on his share, but
    fairness would seem to say that he should pay you back for his share of
    the tax as well... Or I might have been inclined to cut his check for
    50% less what the tax on it would be.... You might do it that way for
    the insurance that comes through in August....

    The story of my life...I constantly get the shaft. But, I am NOT
    going to give up those 2 train trips...I am long overdue for a break,
    or I will have a breakdown that could kill me.

    Agreed, you do need those trips.... :)

    ttyl neb
    w

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Feb 23 08:37:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Over a certain amount a gift is taxable so your brother might be
    required to pay some tax on that 50%. You might be able to deduct a
    portion of the check to your brother as a gift, which would possibly
    reduce your taxes. ...Just ideas -- see a tax professional (whose fees
    can be part of the deductions from next year's taxes). ...Mileage
    to/from doctor's visits (your's, your car, not shuttling someone else)
    can also be a deduction.
    Well, I didn't hear from the folks this week, so I'll have to
    make phone calls on Monday.

    Good luck!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Tue Apr 14 12:57:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Hope they finally can rid your place of the pesky rodents...

    This has been a bad year for them, and so many folks have had to deal
    with them. Now, with COVID-19, their crew resources are stretched real
    thin. I haven't seen any sign of them in 2 weeks, but I have to get the strength to vacuum up the shredded carpet clumps.

    Maybe legally he's not on the hook for paying tax on his share, but NB>fairness would seem to say that he should pay you back for his share of NB>the tax as well... Or I might have been inclined to cut his check for NB>50% less what the tax on it would be.... You might do it that way for NB>the insurance that comes through in August....

    Well, the tax folks said "there is no inheritance tax to worry
    about"...and besides, it wasn't actually "willed to me". I'm working on
    getting a couple of 1099-R forms for her deal. With the medical expenses
    (the nursing home) eating all of that, I hope all that can be written
    off, tax wise, and I'll get a nice refund. But, since I paid her nearly
    $2000 tax bill last year, if I get one, I'm keeping it for myself. I
    went ahead and paid the personal property and real estate tax for my
    brother and I this year, to get it out of my hair (his was cheaper than
    mine). I don't have to worry about that again until 2021.

    Agreed, you do need those trips.... :)

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Tue Apr 14 12:59:00 2020
    Hi Daryl!

    Barry,

    Well, I didn't hear from the folks this week, so I'll have to
    make phone calls on Monday.

    Good luck!

    I talked to the tax preparers, and they said there was no inheritance
    tax to worry about. But, I'm waiting on 2 more 1099-R forms to submit
    for my late Mom's taxes. If they'll write all of the nursing home cost
    off as medical expenses, I might be able to get a good bit of money
    back.

    But, because of a diagnosed umbilical hernia, that's going to need laparoscopic surgery after COVID-19 dies down, I'm afraid my travel days outside of central Arkansas are over.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 17 08:26:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Well, I didn't hear from the folks this week, so I'll have to
    make phone calls on Monday.
    Good luck!
    I talked to the tax preparers, and they said there was no
    inheritance tax to worry about. But, I'm waiting on 2 more 1099-R
    forms to submit for my late Mom's taxes. If they'll write all of
    the nursing home cost off as medical expenses, I might be able to
    get a good bit of money back.

    Good luck again! That sort of thing is one reason why I spend a little
    more and have my taxes done with a professional company: not 'tricks'
    but knowledge of 'loopholes'. And yes, some regulations are sneaky
    while others such as the ones you might be able to use for nursing home
    costs are there as an expense recovery.


    But, because of a diagnosed umbilical hernia, that's going to
    need laparoscopic surgery after COVID-19 dies down, I'm afraid my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over.

    But you don't have an umbilicus cord to tether you to home! ...As for
    later travel restrictions, other than cost I don't see why not. The
    times I've had medical conditions complicating travel I've let the
    various people in charge know and they been accomodating. Will admit to
    using the attitude/philosophy "I have a problem, can you help me?"
    rather than "I have a problem, you need to help me".



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Sun Apr 19 11:18:00 2020
    Barry,

    Good luck again! That sort of thing is one reason why I spend a little BM>more and have my taxes done with a professional company: not 'tricks'
    but knowledge of 'loopholes'. And yes, some regulations are sneaky
    while others such as the ones you might be able to use for nursing home BM>costs are there as an expense recovery.

    Same here...they know what they're doing. Of course, it could be like
    the simple post card. Put down your gross income, and send that to the government as payment. :P

    But you don't have an umbilicus cord to tether you to home! ...As for BM>later travel restrictions, other than cost I don't see why not. The BM>times I've had medical conditions complicating travel I've let the BM>various people in charge know and they been accomodating. Will admit to BM>using the attitude/philosophy "I have a problem, can you help me?"
    rather than "I have a problem, you need to help me".

    That's like when the dachshund puppy my late wife and I bought 3
    months after we had to put down the one we had when we got married. This
    second one had "a Viagra moment", and I was so embarrassed. It was like
    he was saying "Daddy!! I have a problem. Will you help me fix it??", and
    my response was "Hell, no!!" <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 20 10:35:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Good luck again! That sort of thing is one reason why I spend a little
    more and have my taxes done with a professional company: not 'tricks'
    but knowledge of 'loopholes'. And yes, some regulations are sneaky
    while others such as the ones you might be able to use for nursing home
    costs are there as an expense recovery.
    Same here...they know what they're doing. Of course, it could
    be like the simple post card. Put down your gross income, and
    send that to the government as payment. :P

    Naw: send an envelope with the check inside!


    But you don't have an umbilicus cord to tether you to home! ...As for
    later travel restrictions, other than cost I don't see why not. The
    times I've had medical conditions complicating travel I've let the
    various people in charge know and they been accomodating. Will admit to
    using the attitude/philosophy "I have a problem, can you help me?"
    rather than "I have a problem, you need to help me".
    That's like when the dachshund puppy my late wife and I bought
    3 months after we had to put down the one we had when we got
    married. This second one had "a Viagra moment", and I was so
    embarrassed. It was like he was saying "Daddy!! I have a problem.
    Will you help me fix it??", and my response was "Hell, no!!" <G>

    OMG!! Another kids' song innocence shot to heck!! (This Old Man.)



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Thu Apr 23 11:21:00 2020
    Barry,

    Same here...they know what they're doing. Of course, it could
    be like the simple post card. Put down your gross income, and
    send that to the government as payment. :P

    Naw: send an envelope with the check inside!

    Or from the Aggie's mother's letter to her son noted..."I was going to
    send you some money, but I had already sealed the envelope". :P

    That's like when the dachshund puppy my late wife and I bought
    3 months after we had to put down the one we had when we got
    married. This second one had "a Viagra moment", and I was so embarrassed. It was like he was saying "Daddy!! I have a problem.
    Will you help me fix it??", and my response was "Hell, no!!" <G>

    OMG!! Another kids' song innocence shot to heck!! (This Old Man.)

    Actually, while it seems like they're horny, it's a dominance
    move...they are the alpha male or the alpha female.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 24 12:30:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Same here...they know what they're doing. Of course, it could
    be like the simple post card. Put down your gross income, and
    send that to the government as payment. :P
    Naw: send an envelope with the check inside!
    Or from the Aggie's mother's letter to her son noted..."I was
    going to send you some money, but I had already sealed the
    envelope". :P

    I will admit to writing a brief note on the outside of the envelope
    because I forgot to include mwhen writing or occurred/happened after
    sealing.


    That's like when the dachshund puppy my late wife and I bought
    3 months after we had to put down the one we had when we got
    married. This second one had "a Viagra moment", and I was so embarrassed. It was like he was saying "Daddy!! I have a problem.
    Will you help me fix it??", and my response was "Hell, no!!" <G>
    OMG!! Another kids' song innocence shot to heck!! (This Old Man.)
    Actually, while it seems like they're horny, it's a dominance move...they are the alpha male or the alpha female.

    Alpha nothing - gimme!!



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Apr 25 23:04:14 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 14-Apr-2020 12:57 <=-

    Hope they finally can rid your place of the pesky rodents...

    This has been a bad year for them, and so many folks have had to
    deal with them. Now, with COVID-19, their crew resources are stretched real thin. I haven't seen any sign of them in 2 weeks, but I have to
    get the strength to vacuum up the shredded carpet clumps.

    Good luck on that... I trust that's the rodents you've not seen any sign
    of, and not the exterminating crew.... ;)

    Maybe legally he's not on the hook for paying tax on his share, but
    fairness would seem to say that he should pay you back for his share of
    the tax as well... Or I might have been inclined to cut his check for
    50% less what the tax on it would be.... You might do it that way for
    the insurance that comes through in August....

    Well, the tax folks said "there is no inheritance tax to worry about"...and besides, it wasn't actually "willed to me".

    Ok, that's good news.... :)

    I'm working on getting a couple of 1099-R forms for her deal. With the medical expenses (the nursing home) eating all of that, I hope all
    that can be written off, tax wise, and I'll get a nice refund. But,
    since I paid her nearly $2000 tax bill last year, if I get one, I'm keeping it for myself.

    Right, since she died during last year, you'd need to file the personal
    income tax return for her... and probably there will be a refund from
    that... ;) And agreed, sounds like you'd be entitled to it... :)

    I went ahead and paid the personal property and real estate tax
    for my brother and I this year, to get it out of my hair (his was
    cheaper than mine). I don't have to worry about that again until 2021.

    Next year, he can pay his own property tax.... ;)

    Agreed, you do need those trips.... :)

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(

    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last forever, so
    the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the hernia is easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the financial will permit
    it also.... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Sun Apr 26 10:43:00 2020


    NANCY BACKUS wrote to DARYL STOUT <=-

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(
    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last
    forever, so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that...
    the hernia is easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually
    the financial will permit it also.... :)

    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois
    starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May. An
    e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take
    appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to get
    the facility clean and dusted. <g>



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Mon May 4 23:54:32 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 26-Apr-2020 10:43 <=-
    NANCY BACKUS wrote to DARYL STOUT <=-

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial
    issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(
    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last
    forever, so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the
    hernia is easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the
    financial will permit it also.... :)
    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May.

    I've heard rumors of elective surgeries being soon allowed here, as
    well... :)

    An e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to
    get the facility clean and dusted. <g>

    And/or sanitized.... :) I should call and see if things are opening up
    that way here as well.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Tue May 5 10:45:00 2020

    Hi Nancy!

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial
    issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(
    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last
    forever, so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the
    hernia is easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the
    financial will permit it also.... :)
    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May.
    I've heard rumors of elective surgeries being soon allowed here,
    as well... :)

    Daryl hopes to have his umbilical hernia resolved in a few weeks; I need
    to have a colonoscopy done - no rush, just slightly overdue on the
    five-year. At this point Scott County is still 'closed' so not
    considering.


    An e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to
    get the facility clean and dusted. <g>
    And/or sanitized.... :) I should call and see if things are
    opening up that way here as well.... ;)

    Today is May 5th -- I don't recall getting a 'for-certain' e-mail from
    them last week. Do need to have the left contact lens/eye checked --
    again that's not a must-do-now thing.



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Mon May 11 20:10:48 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 05-May-2020 10:45 <=-

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial
    issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(
    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last forever,
    so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the hernia is
    easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the financial
    will permit it also.... :)
    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois
    starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May.
    I've heard rumors of elective surgeries being soon allowed here, as
    well... :)
    Daryl hopes to have his umbilical hernia resolved in a few weeks;

    And that will be good... :)

    I need to have a colonoscopy done - no rush, just slightly overdue on
    the five-year. At this point Scott County is still 'closed' so not considering.

    I'm sure your GI's office will be calling to schedule once things start
    to open up.... Meanwhile, I just got a call from mine, that the
    rescheduled appt for June 8 needed to be pushed farther out, to July
    15... at least I'm not overdue on my next colonoscopy yet... :)

    An e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take
    appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to
    get the facility clean and dusted. <g>
    And/or sanitized.... :) I should call and see if things are opening
    up that way here as well.... ;)
    Today is May 5th -- I don't recall getting a 'for-certain' e-mail from them last week. Do need to have the left contact lens/eye checked -- again that's not a must-do-now thing.

    Now that it's May 11th, have you heard anything from them...? I still
    haven't checked on my doctor's office....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Tue May 12 08:25:00 2020

    Hi Nancy!

    I won't get them. With COVID-19 across the country, and financial
    issues...and now discovering I have an umbilical hernia, I think my
    travel days outside of central Arkansas are over. :'(
    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last forever,
    so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the hernia is
    easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the financial
    will permit it also.... :)
    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois
    starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May.
    I've heard rumors of elective surgeries being soon allowed here, as
    well... :)
    Daryl hopes to have his umbilical hernia resolved in a few weeks;
    And that will be good... :)

    Yes, not sure of his degree, just I know in general it's not good in
    general when "one spills their guts", especially if the part becomes strangulated. ...And now I have a picture of a kewpie doll or whatever
    they're called where one squeezes and the head/body/appendages 'explode'
    out.


    I need to have a colonoscopy done - no rush, just slightly overdue on
    the five-year. At this point Scott County is still 'closed' so not considering.
    I'm sure your GI's office will be calling to schedule once things
    start to open up.... Meanwhile, I just got a call from mine, that
    the rescheduled appt for June 8 needed to be pushed farther out,
    to July 15... at least I'm not overdue on my next colonoscopy
    yet... :)

    I received a reminder card last Fall so might not be getting anythign
    further; will call to schedule a short while after things re-open here.


    An e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take
    appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to
    get the facility clean and dusted. <g>
    And/or sanitized.... :) I should call and see if things are opening
    up that way here as well.... ;)
    Today is May 5th -- I don't recall getting a 'for-certain' e-mail from them last week. Do need to have the left contact lens/eye checked -- again that's not a must-do-now thing.
    Now that it's May 11th, have you heard anything from them...? I
    still haven't checked on my doctor's office....

    They're reopening next Monday (May 18th), though "no new fittings for
    contact lenses through the month of June". The e-mail also included
    several new rules including temperature reading on entering, multiple
    hand cleanings as move from section to section, masks, spacing of
    appointments to minimize contact with out patients.



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Mon May 18 19:14:04 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 12-May-2020 08:25 <=-

    You (Daryl) may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last
    forever, so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the
    hernia is easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the
    financial will permit it also.... :)
    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois
    starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May.
    I've heard rumors of elective surgeries being soon allowed here, as
    well... :)
    Daryl hopes to have his umbilical hernia resolved in a few weeks;
    And that will be good... :)
    Yes, not sure of his degree, just I know in general it's not good in general when "one spills their guts", especially if the part becomes strangulated.

    I've had an umbilical hernia... fixed, as well... didn't get to the strangulated stage, thankfully....

    I need to have a colonoscopy done - no rush, just slightly overdue on
    the five-year. At this point Scott County is still 'closed' so not
    considering.
    I'm sure your GI's office will be calling to schedule once things
    start to open up.... Meanwhile, I just got a call from mine, that the
    rescheduled appt for June 8 needed to be pushed farther out, to July
    15... at least I'm not overdue on my next colonoscopy yet... :)
    I received a reminder card last Fall so might not be getting anything further; will call to schedule a short while after things re-open
    here.

    I suppose an exploratory call (are you open yet?) might be in order,
    especially as you are overdue... ;) Given the special circumstances,
    though, they might be reaching out to you once they open... I'd not wait
    on that, if it were myself, though... :)

    An e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take
    appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to
    get the facility clean and dusted. <g>
    And/or sanitized.... :) I should call and see if things are opening
    up that way here as well.... ;)
    Today is May 5th -- I don't recall getting a 'for-certain' e-mail from
    them last week. Do need to have the left contact lens/eye checked --
    again that's not a must-do-now thing.
    Now that it's May 11th, have you heard anything from them...? I
    still haven't checked on my doctor's office....
    They're reopening next Monday (May 18th), though "no new fittings for contact lenses through the month of June". The e-mail also included several new rules including temperature reading on entering, multiple
    hand cleanings as move from section to section, masks, spacing of appointments to minimize contact with out patients.

    Last I heard here, it's still just curbside delivery of glasses, no fittings.... a friend at church is an optician....

    ... Why is it called chicken fried steak if it's BEEF?

    Steak means it's beef.... the chicken fried is just the method, of
    course... the batter/breading you'd use on chicken pieces to fry them...
    But you probably knew that already... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Tue May 19 11:10:00 2020

    Hi Nancy!

    You (Daryl) may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last
    forever, so the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the
    hernia is easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the
    financial will permit it also.... :)
    FWIW they're allowing some elective surgeries in Iowa and Illinois
    starting either tomorrow (April 26th) or the beginning of May.
    I've heard rumors of elective surgeries being soon allowed here, as
    well... :)
    Daryl hopes to have his umbilical hernia resolved in a few weeks;
    And that will be good... :)
    Yes, not sure of his degree, just I know in general it's not good in general when "one spills their guts", especially if the part becomes strangulated.
    I've had an umbilical hernia... fixed, as well... didn't get to
    the strangulated stage, thankfully....

    Thankfully! That would not have been at all good!


    I need to have a colonoscopy done - no rush, just slightly overdue on
    the five-year. At this point Scott County is still 'closed' so not
    considering.
    I'm sure your GI's office will be calling to schedule once things
    start to open up.... Meanwhile, I just got a call from mine, that the
    rescheduled appt for June 8 needed to be pushed farther out, to July
    15... at least I'm not overdue on my next colonoscopy yet... :)
    I received a reminder card last Fall so might not be getting anything further; will call to schedule a short while after things re-open
    here.
    I suppose an exploratory call (are you open yet?) might be in
    order, especially as you are overdue... ;) Given the special circumstances, though, they might be reaching out to you once
    they open... I'd not wait on that, if it were myself, though... :)

    No, I won't wait for a phone call nor post card reminder. Will wait a
    bit to 'avoid the rush' but of course don't want to procrastinate too
    long.

    An e-mail from my optometrist's office said they're starting to take
    appointments again starting May 5 -- Tuesday; maybe using Monday to
    get the facility clean and dusted. <g>
    And/or sanitized.... :) I should call and see if things are opening
    up that way here as well.... ;)
    Today is May 5th -- I don't recall getting a 'for-certain' e-mail from
    them last week. Do need to have the left contact lens/eye checked --
    again that's not a must-do-now thing.
    Now that it's May 11th, have you heard anything from them...? I
    still haven't checked on my doctor's office....
    They're reopening next Monday (May 18th), though "no new fittings for contact lenses through the month of June". The e-mail also included several new rules including temperature reading on entering, multiple
    hand cleanings as move from section to section, masks, spacing of appointments to minimize contact with out patients.
    Last I heard here, it's still just curbside delivery of glasses,
    no fittings.... a friend at church is an optician....

    The latest e-mail stated they were opening with restrictions: contact
    lens (because touching the eye) not to restart until June, though as I
    write this that's ony two weeks away. Appointments spaced to minimize
    contact (not the lens kind!), wash/clean hands as move from area to
    area, temperature checks, any persons accompanying the patient not
    allowed in unless required: parent with child patient, requires
    assistance, etc. Friend goes to the same medical doctor as I and
    similar standards.


    ... Why is it called chicken fried steak if it's BEEF?
    Steak means it's beef.... the chicken fried is just the method,
    of course... the batter/breading you'd use on chicken pieces to
    fry them... But you probably knew that already... ;)

    Yes, plus "beef fried steak" sounds even sillier!


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    Though now might be a good time to try to get it back: everyone's home!


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 2 18:18:54 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 19-May-2020 11:10 <=-

    Daryl hopes to have his umbilical hernia resolved in a few weeks;
    And that will be good... :)
    Yes, not sure of his degree, just I know in general it's not good in
    general when "one spills their guts", especially if the part becomes
    strangulated.
    I've had an umbilical hernia... fixed, as well... didn't get to the
    strangulated stage, thankfully....
    Thankfully! That would not have been at all good!

    Indeed.

    I need to have a colonoscopy done - no rush, just slightly overdue on
    the five-year. At this point Scott County is still 'closed' so not
    considering.
    I'm sure your GI's office will be calling to schedule once things
    start to open up.... Meanwhile, I just got a call from mine, that the
    rescheduled appt for June 8 needed to be pushed farther out, to July
    15... at least I'm not overdue on my next colonoscopy yet... :)
    I received a reminder card last Fall so might not be getting anything
    further; will call to schedule a short while after things re-open
    here.
    I suppose an exploratory call (are you open yet?) might be in order,
    especially as you are overdue... ;) Given the special circumstances,
    though, they might be reaching out to you once they open... I'd not
    wait on that, if it were myself, though... :)
    No, I won't wait for a phone call nor post card reminder. Will wait a
    bit to 'avoid the rush' but of course don't want to procrastinate too long.

    If you call, worst case probably would be "no, we aren't open for that
    yet", but then they'll know that you are wanting to know as soon as they
    do open... :)

    Today is May 5th -- I don't recall getting a 'for-certain' e-mail from
    them last week. Do need to have the left contact lens/eye checked --
    again that's not a must-do-now thing.
    Now that it's May 11th, have you heard anything from them...? I
    still haven't checked on my doctor's office....
    They're reopening next Monday (May 18th), though "no new fittings for
    contact lenses through the month of June". The e-mail also included
    several new rules including temperature reading on entering, multiple
    hand cleanings as move from section to section, masks, spacing of
    appointments to minimize contact with out patients.
    Last I heard here, it's still just curbside delivery of glasses, no
    fittings.... a friend at church is an optician....
    The latest e-mail stated they were opening with restrictions: contact
    lens (because touching the eye) not to restart until June, though as I write this that's only two weeks away.

    And now we are in June.....

    Appointments spaced to minimize contact (not the lens kind!), wash/
    clean hands as move from area to area, temperature checks, any persons accompanying the patient not allowed in unless required: parent with child, patient requires assistance, etc. Friend goes to the same
    medical doctor as I and similar standards.

    Haven't heard anything definite from any of my doctors lately... but a
    friend that recently had a retina check, and then outpatient surgery to
    put a stent in her leg, reported that in both cases she had to wait in
    the car until they were ready for her... in the latter case, her
    friend/driver had to wait out in the car ansd they called him when she
    was coming out so that he could meet her at the door of the facility...

    ... Why is it called chicken fried steak if it's BEEF?
    Steak means it's beef.... the chicken fried is just the method,
    of course... the batter/breading you'd use on chicken pieces to
    fry them... But you probably knew that already... ;)
    Yes, plus "beef fried steak" sounds even sillier!

    Well, one could just say batter fried steak... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Sun May 31 19:21:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Good luck on that... I trust that's the rodents you've not seen any
    sign of, and not the exterminating crew.... ;)

    Both. But, there was a threat of severe weather a few weeks ago, and I
    told them to take the day off.

    Ok, that's good news.... :)

    I am going to get a refund on her taxes, but it'll take about 3 weeks to
    get into the bank. But, at least I don't have to do any more taxes, etc.
    for her. It's hard to believe she has been gone nearly 10 months.

    Next year, he can pay his own property tax.... ;)

    And, I'll make him do it, too.

    You may still be able to get them.... COVID-19 won't last forever, so
    the travel restrictions will be lifted from that... the hernia is
    easily repaired, more than likely... and eventually the financial will permit it also.... :)

    Well, I'll get one last money deal in August, a year after her death...but
    I was planning to get a generator for the house. I do have one final trip planned in 2021, to Jackson, Mississipi, for the National Square Dance Convention. Health and finances won't let me do anymore. The trip I was going to take, both events were cancelled.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun May 31 19:41:00 2020
    Barry,

    Alpha nothing - gimme!!

    They are the most important creature in the house...it
    has really gone to the dogs.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jun 3 11:14:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Haven't heard anything definite from any of my doctors lately... but a friend that recently had a retina check, and then outpatient surgery to put a stent in her leg, reported that in both cases she had to wait in
    the car until they were ready for her... in the latter case, her friend/driver had to wait out in the car ansd they called him when she
    was coming out so that he could meet her at the door of the facility...

    I had the COVID19 test done with the LONG Q-Tip nasal probe up the nostrils to the base of the brain (it felt like it). I'd rather have a prostate check done with the doctor having a swollen finger. I thought I'd get a nosebleed, gag, or pass out. Thankfully, the test was NEGATIVE, so I'm having surgery on June 4. It'll likely be well after the fact when you get this, as thunderstorms are forecast this week, then the remnants of Cristobal will bring possible tornadoes next week. I also likely won't feel like doing much after surgery.

    Well, one could just say batter fried steak... ;)

    The best steak sandwich is a Porterhouse between two Ribeyes. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 8 09:03:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Alpha nothing - gimme!!
    They are the most important creature in the house...it
    has really gone to the dogs.

    Sounds like a weiner to me!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jun 10 08:54:00 2020
    Barry,

    Alpha nothing - gimme!!
    They are the most important creature in the house...it
    has really gone to the dogs.

    Sounds like a weiner to me!

    They resemble that remark. <G>

    Reminds me of the birthday card, meant for a woman, that says on the
    front, "For your birthday, I thought you'd like to see a picture of a
    good looking guy, with a nice weiner".

    <brief pause while folks minds go to the gutter <G>>

    You open the card, and here's a handsome guy...no shirt on, but he
    is wearing short pants, and the dachshund next to him says "You look
    absolutely wonderful today"!! <LOL>.

    Two other dachshund birthday cards:

    1) Cover: Have A Happy Birthday...
    Inside: Or, I'll Pee Behind The Sofa.

    2) Cover: Go Ahead. Squirt Me With Mustard. I deserve it.
    Inside: I Forgot Your Birthday.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 12 09:56:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Alpha nothing - gimme!!
    They are the most important creature in the house...it
    has really gone to the dogs.
    Sounds like a weiner to me!
    They resemble that remark. <G>

    Are we going to the dogs?!


    Reminds me of the birthday card, meant for a woman, that says
    on the front, "For your birthday, I thought you'd like to see a
    picture of a good looking guy, with a nice weiner".
    <brief pause while folks minds go to the gutter <G>>
    You open the card, and here's a handsome guy...no shirt on, but
    he is wearing short pants, and the dachshund next to him says
    "You look absolutely wonderful today"!! <LOL>.

    Like the talking bowl of free peanuts at the bar saying nice things:
    their complementary!


    2) Cover: Go Ahead. Squirt Me With Mustard. I deserve it.
    Inside: I Forgot Your Birthday.

    Should be "next year I'll ketchup"!



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 13 18:01:16 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 03-Jun-2020 11:14 <=-

    Haven't heard anything definite from any of my doctors lately... but a
    friend that recently had a retina check, and then outpatient surgery to
    put a stent in her leg, reported that in both cases she had to wait in
    the car until they were ready for her... in the latter case, her
    friend/driver had to wait out in the car and they called him when she
    was coming out so that he could meet her at the door of the facility...

    I had the COVID19 test done with the LONG Q-Tip nasal probe up the nostrils to the base of the brain (it felt like it). I'd rather have a prostate check done with the doctor having a swollen finger. I thought
    I'd get a nosebleed, gag, or pass out.

    I'm just as glad I've not had to have the test done, although I am
    curious as to whether or not I might have developed antibodies....

    Thankfully, the test was NEGATIVE, so I'm having surgery on June 4.

    And that was a very good thing.... :)

    It'll likely be well after the fact when you get this, as
    thunderstorms are forecast this week, then the remnants of Cristobal
    will bring possible tornadoes next week. I also likely won't feel
    like doing much after surgery.

    And indeed it was... your messages from 31 May, 3 Jun and 7 Jun all
    being in the same packet that arrived (I think) on the 7th (or maybe the 8th)... :) But good to have them eventually.... ;)

    Well, one could just say batter fried steak... ;)

    The best steak sandwich is a Porterhouse between two Ribeyes. <G>

    A higher grade of steak, too, no doubt... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 14 09:29:00 2020
    Alpha nothing - gimme!!
    They are the most important creature in the house...it
    has really gone to the dogs.
    Sounds like a weiner to me!
    They resemble that remark. <G>

    Are we going to the dogs?!

    This country is already there. :P

    Like the talking bowl of free peanuts at the bar saying nice things:
    their complementary!

    Exactly.

    Should be "next year I'll ketchup"!

    Good comeback.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Mon Jun 15 09:16:00 2020
    Nancy,

    I'm just as glad I've not had to have the test done, although I am
    curious as to whether or not I might have developed antibodies....

    I've heard reports that some folks naturally have the antibodies for
    it. I have to call the hernia surgeon this morning for a over the phone COVID-19 screening.

    Thankfully, the test was NEGATIVE, so I'm having surgery on June 4.

    And that was a very good thing.... :)

    Yeah, it was.

    And indeed it was... your messages from 31 May, 3 Jun and 7 Jun all
    being in the same packet that arrived (I think) on the 7th (or maybe
    the 8th)... :) But good to have them eventually.... ;)

    True.

    Well, one could just say batter fried steak... ;)

    The best steak sandwich is a Porterhouse between two Ribeyes. <G>

    A higher grade of steak, too, no doubt... ;)

    And, I haven't had breakfast yet. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 15 17:34:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Alpha nothing - gimme!!
    They are the most important creature in the house...it
    has really gone to the dogs.
    Sounds like a weiner to me!
    They resemble that remark. <G>
    Are we going to the dogs?!

    Nah: they're coming here!


    This country is already there. :P
    Like the talking bowl of free peanuts at the bar saying nice things:
    their complementary!
    Exactly.

    (And how did I leave "their" in there? Should have been "they're".)


    Should be "next year I'll ketchup"!
    Good comeback.

    I'll take the compliment with relish!



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 20 23:11:22 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 15-Jun-2020 09:16 <=-

    I'm just as glad I've not had to have the test done, although I am
    curious as to whether or not I might have developed antibodies....

    I've heard reports that some folks naturally have the antibodies for
    it.

    That's an interesting possibility... :)

    I have to call the hernia surgeon this morning for a over the
    phone COVID-19 screening.

    Just checking for symptoms now, then... ;)

    Well, one could just say batter fried steak... ;)
    The best steak sandwich is a Porterhouse between two Ribeyes. <G>
    A higher grade of steak, too, no doubt... ;)

    And, I haven't had breakfast yet. :P

    So did that push you to have steak for breakfast....? ;)

    ttyl neb

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