Jim M.'s Profile
No buses or trains and we park close to where we're entering a building. We even have a handicapped parking permit that we use often. I see no use in hiking around in a hot Florida parking lot when I can exercise in the A/C at home.
Another hot day today. Yesterday the heat index was 109 degrees. Off to Donna's radiation treatment in a couple of hours.
Thanks for the morning 'E' Judith P, Carol S and Chris S -- always appreciated!!
Have a happy Friday!
Living in the tropics we connect with the outside world daily. Like most Floridians we have a lanai (patio) area that we access via big sliding glass doors. We keep them clean so we can enjoy the view from our living area.
I've spent part of this morning at our county courthouse. Donna was called for jury duty and,as last year, we replied with a form letter from her oncologist excusing her from the service. Last night I wrote a letter to the judge who manages jury service and delivered it all by hand this morning. Citing her pain & discomfort and her now daily radiation treatments, I asked to court to give her permanent relief from jury service.
Thanks for the morning 'E' Judith P, Irene K and Mindy M -- always appreciated!!
Have a great day!!
I'd say the first thing would be a bottle of water. If I keep sipping water while I'm out running errands or whatever it damps down any hunger I may have. Sometimes I include a baggie of snack chips like Cheez-It's. That combo works for me. I live in the Tropic's (26° North) and the sun is so strong here that it peals the paint off of your car. I can't carry around any food stuff's that will go bad in the heat.
Have a peaceful day!
I only shop on one retail website. I believe it's safe so I think I'll pass on this challenge.
We're so happy that we received so little from the low known aka Erika. We did get some rain and a lot of thunderstorm activity, but no wind and only minor flooding in the area.
Donna did well on her first radiation treatment. The 'unknown' elements of the process are gone and that helps calm the nerves quite a bit. we go back today and every week day for five weeks -- or until she wants to stop.
Interesting info on something i know little about. I'm getting ready to bring Donna to her very first radiation treatment today. Tough day for her. I'll be with her to keep her calm as possible.
I gave it a try, but didn't do too well. It was a little difficult to bend around that much this morning.
We're receiving a bit of leftover Erika rain today. We may get as much as 5" before the day is done. I'm just very glad that the cyclone circulation has ended. Those type of winds push seawater towards shore giving us flooding through storm surge. The center of low pressure should be right offshore of Naples tonight.
Have a peaceful Sunday.
I'll give that a try today.
I'm hoping our tropical storm turns into a tropical disturbance and sails out into the Gulf of Mexico. There's lots of tension here in SW Florida about wind and storm surge. Our Gulf waters are shallow, so a storm surge is generated easily. We have invited an elderly lady coming to stay with us if things get dicey. She an 84 y/o and lives alone right on the beach. I may get her later today just in case.
Have a good Saturday!
Challenge done & felt good. Another rainy day in Naples. I like the reports concerning Tropical Storm Erika. It sounds like the storm might not evolve into a hurricane after it hits the mountains of Hispaniola tonight. The center of the forecast track in South Florida runs about 50 miles east of us and through the Everglades.
Have a good Friday!
Hello DC friends! It's been quite a month. When I signed off last I was filling out a mountain of paperwork for Donna to get assistance from Social Security. The doctors say that her cancer is not curable, so we have to plan ahead for her care. Every single person that I've ever talked to about SS has told me their own terrible stories about problems in getting coverage, reapply, appeals, the need of an attorney, etc.
With the forms 90% complete I had Donna call the national SS phone line to schedule an appointment. We spoke with a very nice lady who took her information and set an appointment in about a month. However, when she realized that Donna's cancer was at stage 4, she told us that the local office would be in touch with us by phone within a week. The local folks called Donna the NEXT Day. A very polite gentleman took all of the data that I had written on the form via phone and cancelled the appointment. Two days later we received a letter requesting certain details. We provided the details and I hand carried the form to the local office. On 8/20 we received a letter from SS granting Donna disability status. She has a 5 month waiting period before financial benefits kick in. Their medical department read the doctor's summary of her condition and they responded to the seriousness of her illness. Oh, that original appointment date? Today, 8/27 -- thank God everyone acted fast and did their job.
As I've said before, Donna turned down the chemo treatment but will move forward on radiation therapy. We set it up yesterday. She will have treatments Monday - Friday for 5 weeks -- 25 sessions -- to blast two problem areas. We start Monday 8/31 -- if we aren't dealing with a hurricane.
Her sister came to visit from Wisconsin and I enjoyed watching the 2 girls chat & laugh next to our community pool. It was a nice break from all of the serious stuff.
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. We really appreciate every single one of them.