@McDuckie Yes and I felt it coming, I just thought it was time to re-wick until I happen to notice I hadn’t opened the juice flow!
I got a phone call from the police last night. They had decided to come and check it out after all.
If I could be present in the morning please.
So I got there this morning, whole place blocked off with tape and lights, loads of people walking up and down with all those gestures they always have.
One van from the ministry of defence, one overseer, two guys in rubber suits and one cop.
I’ve been standing there for over an hour watching them find nothing.
They were having great fun. One was mucking about with a metal detector and the other one was going over the bottom with a big magnet.
He looked up at me, smiled and told me that you shouldn’t really use a magnet when you’re dealing with a potential grenade.
Which for some strange reason gave me the impression they were not really taking this thing all that serious.
To make a long story short, after listening to my description of the thing and showing me pictures of hand grenades, they think that is is probably one of those ornaments you see on steel fences.
Next time, they told me, don’t pick it up. I promised I wouldn’t and if I ever was this stupid again, I would put on the rubber suit myself and go in to look for it.
I just read a study done in the US and according to it, vaping causes adults to handle hand grenades!
It’s worse than that, it vaporises your brain completely. Handling hand grenades is probably just among the first noticeable side effects.
God only knows what comes next. I might be lugging cruise missiles through the area.
Waiting at the hospital to see/speak to a dr
No bueno @Sevencasper. I hope everything is alright bro!!
Hoping everything’s ok.
@Sevencasper did you mean you ARE waiting to be seen ?
Dealing with snakes working for corporations sucking people dry. I have almost lost my voice from literally screaming at a woman through the phone a few days ago.
I have one of those toilets in my house for sad old cunts that can’t get up from those kiddy bowls any longer.
You have to apply for these things at some care organisation that deals with all of that, and if they approve, the corporation will place it in your home.
So I asked about one for my new home when I was there signing the contract. She told me I had to apply for one at the WMO.
If they had been interested in the people they rent houses to, they would have known that some judge has decided, and he knows all about it because we all know judges scrape through the month on a minimum income, that people living on a basic income are perfectly capable of paying for adaptions in their houses that cost less than 29000 euros.
Since my brain is still not fully functioning, see the grenade episode, it didn’t occur to me at that time, that I already have one of those toilets in my house, that was approved years ago, so I said that I would look into those plastic toilet seats they sell.
So I mentioned it to that woman on the phone and asked her if their corporation could have the decency to remove the special toilets and other things people have gotten because they really need them, and put them in their new houses.
Offer it to them before they move as a service, not make them plead, beg and fight for it.
She told me that I already said I would get the seats. The ones you have to check all the time to make sure it’s still solid before you fall off and break your neck.
When I told her that wasn’t the point, she started quoting standard procedures at me. What it came down to was that she was perfectly fine with people getting their special toilets smashed up by some renovation company to be replaced with one they cannot use, because you know, procedures.
I was so furious I completely lost my temper. After which she hastily offered to see what she could do for me, which made me even more furious so I ended up screaming even louder.
She ended up telling me she was going to end the conversation.
Apparently the woman thinks everybody is like her, when I’m alright everybody is alright.
Now I hate having to scream at people. In the 21 years I’ve been dealing with these non humans, I’ve lost my temper twice. She was the second one.
I happen to care about my neighbours and what happens to them.
This woman with a headscarf doesn’t give a toss about anyone but herself.
That’s the reason I call her a woman with a headscarf. If she had been a Muslim, she would have know the meaning of the word compassion.
I had to see her this morning for the pre-inspection of my house.
She shook my hand when she came in. If you can call getting a wet wipe over your hand a handshake. I felt a little sick when I felt that warm fish touching my hand.
I thought I would see her again on the 17th at the final inspection, but she told me that’s another department.
I felt a weight falling of my shoulders the moment I heard that. I knew I was extremely fucked up the last couple of days, but put it down to the stress of moving.
It was dealing with the rattlesnake that did it.
So what will you be sitting on at the new place. The old tried and true or new shiny plastic? You just gotta keep saying by George Costanza’s father from Seinfeld ‘serenity now’.
Well, since I have the luxury of having two toilets, I will be sitting on the old and true downstairs and use the plastic one upstairs. I will have one in reserve in case I finally grow some fat and break the thing.
100 kilo is the limit. I’m around 48 so I still have a lot of eating to do.
I have as much trouble gaining weight as other people have losing it.
Being bombarded with emails from people who want to kill me by losing 20 kilo in two weeks doesn’t really help to cheer me up.
The video did. Thanks!
Thanks guys, things have not been okay. I had a splitting headache/migraine 10/10 pain on the weekend.
Went to hospital on Sunday, pain relief x 2 at hospital did nothing.
Dr diagnosed nerve pain & possibly shingles, no rash was visible at that point.
Sent me home with pain relief & anti viral meds. Told to come back if further concerns.
Rash developed on right side forehead Monday.
Tuesday had new psych appointment that could only be rescheduled in a month.
Wed woke with right eye almost completely swollen shut. Not sore though but thought a dr should check.
No dr available in town this week!
Advised to go to hospital for nurse to review (no dr at hospital as local dr is responsible for on-call at hospital).
Nurse reviewed = wait to speak to dr on duty in next town, could be by phone, video call or maybe will have to drive to the next town.
Yes, this was two hours after seeing the nurse.
After 6 hours @ 5.30pm the dr phoned & said I needed to have Urgent review by ophthalmologist- go to emergency department in city.
Come in in the morning for some scripts.
Thurs, got scripts spoke to dr who said that if I could find a private ophthalmologist who would fit me in, he would arrange a referral ( to save sitting in ED for hours).
Travel to city (3hours). On way rang private eye clic at hospital where ED is to see if they can see me. Yes have dr phone registrar, they can triage me & make an appointment. Left msg with dr to phone registrar.
Ph dr against n when arrived, has he spoken to registrar? No, told you to got to ED. wtf - whatever….
Registered at ED, explained situation…did the dr give you paperwork for us? No
Expected wait time at ED 2.5 hours. After 4 hours, announcement made that wait time is now 6-8 hours!
Thankfully I got in soon after the announcement.
Examined by registrar “the dr could have had you reviewed by an optometrist in the first instance to save you the trip”
“No you shouldn’t be taking the steroid he prescribed you”
There is no eye involvement (apparently that’s quite painful, so likely I would know).
Go home, continue with antivirals & have optometrist review in 7-10 days.
Arrived home midnight Thursday.
Spent yesterday on the couch.
Swelling is starting to go down today.
Oh no, that all sounds horrible. Sorry you’re going through it, and I hope you get some relief soon.
Thankyou I hope so too, I’m just taking it easy now & keeping my fingers crossed that everything will will resolve from here.
Same here @Sevencasper
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Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO), then representing the Clinton-Gore administration as U.S undersecretary of state for global issues, addressing the same Rio Climate Summit audience, agreed: “We have got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” (Wirth now heads the U.N. Foundation which lobbies for hundreds of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help underdeveloped countries fight climate change.)
Also speaking at the Rio conference, Deputy Assistant of State Richard Benedick, who then headed the policy divisions of the U.S. State Department said: “A global warming treaty [Kyoto] must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the [enhanced] greenhouse effect.”
In 1988, former Canadian Minister of the Environment, told editors and reporters of the Calgary Herald: “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
Stephen Schneider, who authored The Genesis Strategy, a 1976 book warning that global cooling risks posed a threat to humanity, later changed that view 180 degrees, serving as a lead author for important parts of three sequential IPCC reports. In a quotation published in Discover, he said: “On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, on the other hand, we are not just scientists, but human beings as well… …To do that, we need to get some broad-based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of the doubts we might have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
and more than a dozen more, Jacques Chirac, Mikhail Gorbachev, Obama…
Being all excited about getting the linoleum on the floor, waiting for them to turn up to be told that half of my linoleum turned out to have a fold in it and couldn’t be used.
I’ve been stamping my feet as loud as I could, told them put something else down that they have in store, I don’t care, just do it today. They found a shop that had a roll of something similar, but the best they could do was tomorrow afternoon, somewhere between 12 and 8.
If I wanted the same kind, it had to be ordered all over again. That’s another 8 days waiting.
It will be a surprise what they turn up with tomorrow. Since I’ve been living on the bare wooden planks of this house for 21 years, it will be a step up, no matter what it is.
Fortunately there’s not much heavy stuff for upstairs, I still have to buy most of it. I have a roomy shower, my nephews will have to stash it in there until the linoleum is down and I can put it in.
I thought I was going to have a heart attack hearing that news come out of the guys mouth.
They had it wrong first and said they didn’t have any for the living room. That would’ve been much worse.
Where would I leave all the furniture? Outside in the pouring rain?
I hope they got it done on the second try.
They better turn up this afternoon or I will have that heart attack. The burial ground is just on the other side of the road, so I won’t have to move far.
I want to put my bed up when the stuff is laid and get a decent night sleep. I can finally stop running around from one house to the other.
I went with the dog most of the time and walked around 7 kilometres a day. Until I started to walk like I was drunk and was forced to take the bus the last few days.
I’m exhausted. It doesn’t help my recovery. Things have worsened. Dizziness, hearing has gone down, but I still manage Connections
Sounds like you needed a trailer for your electric bike
Please look after yourself, I know it’s hard, you have lots to accomplish but Fudge needs you