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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #175 on: July 12, 2020, 12:10:35 PM »
I'm grateful my hangover isn't too bad this morning.....  :-[  :cheers:
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #176 on: July 13, 2020, 08:18:59 PM »
Sheeeesh,
I have helped a retired couple for a few years now,  I haven't under cut myself, felt a bit guilty for charging them a few times, considering it was for something minor
I have learnt a lot from them, and enjoyed their friendship.
I finished a few jobs for them, a few Grab rails about the house/showers, toilets, from and rear steps, overhead cupboards, replace a dishwasher, modify a cabnet for a new oven.
Erect a 6x6 Carport.
We have never discussed payment, they have always  to leave an envelope in my vehicle without me knowing.
Got home this arvo, went to recharge the batteries(18V Makita gear), and bugger me there is an envelope.
That will help out heaps, they have found time to print off a copy of what they have deposited to my account.
So very thankful, hmmm
I am humbled.
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #177 on: July 15, 2020, 04:33:15 PM »
Still not entirely certain :-\, but yeah, sort of grateful (& I'm sure I will be later!).

Had a visit to the orthopod this morning to check out my hip, which has been bugging me for a couple of years now, despite lots of things being tried on it, & which has been getting worse these last several months :'(

He twisted it round a bit :'(, had a look at the various scans & so on, asked about how well the last cortisone shot worked, then said "Hmmm, looks like you're up for a new hip - when would you like it done?" :o

So we're away for a week from tomorrow, then into hospital the following Monday for a hip replacement!

At least I'll hae a good excuse to sit round a campfire with people bringing me a constant supply of cold beer! ;D
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #178 on: July 15, 2020, 04:36:32 PM »
That's great news mate.
Happy days.
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #179 on: July 15, 2020, 05:04:29 PM »

So we're away for a week from tomorrow, then into hospital the following Monday for a hip replacement!


Geeze, thats quick. obviously not public  >:D

Here's to a speedy recovery.
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #180 on: July 15, 2020, 05:16:32 PM »
Still not entirely certain :-\, but yeah, sort of grateful (& I'm sure I will be later!).

Had a visit to the orthopod this morning to check out my hip, which has been bugging me for a couple of years now, despite lots of things being tried on it, & which has been getting worse these last several months :'(

He twisted it round a bit :'(, had a look at the various scans & so on, asked about how well the last cortisone shot worked, then said "Hmmm, looks like you're up for a new hip - when would you like it done?" :o

So we're away for a week from tomorrow, then into hospital the following Monday for a hip replacement!

At least I'll hae a good excuse to sit round a campfire with people bringing me a constant supply of cold beer! ;D

Dare I say it Hip, Hip Hooray!

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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #181 on: July 15, 2020, 07:42:54 PM »
You won't know yourself.
 I suffered for 5 years with a buggered hip and couldn't swing my right leg past verticle when walking. Sold the ducati and jetski as I kept cramping up after sitting for long periods. Saw my doctor and he said you're to young but after another 3 months went back and got a referral. Went to the specialist and he said "You should have had it done years ago. I do them on people from 20 to 90 years old."
It's a whole new world for me now.
You'll be up and about before you know it.
And they'll give you good drugs as well  ;D ;D
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #182 on: July 16, 2020, 06:09:01 AM »
Thanks, fellas!

Geeze, thats quick. obviously not public  >:D

Could have been quicker!

He said this is what we've got to do, opened his diary, then said no, can't do it this week, how about next ??? :o

Explained that we're away for the week, back next Thursday. Oh, OK, turned another page - how about Monday 27 ???

OK!

Must admit I was a bit surprised, as even with Private, I expected a month or so ???, but I guess that's what you pay the $ for!

Oh, & the cost for a hip is $35k! :o

Still not certain of what I'll be out of pocket but looks like ~$2000, but we'll find out for sure.
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #183 on: July 16, 2020, 06:19:26 PM »
Still not certain of what I'll be out of pocket but looks like ~$2000, but we'll find out for sure.
That'll be the hip pocket, too.

Good luck with it all.
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #184 on: July 22, 2020, 11:35:00 AM »
Immensely grateful for the public health system in this country. I know it has a lot of things wrong with it, but it's there when you need it - even in this massive outbreak time!
Had the Mrs rushed to the hospital as she wasn't travelling well mentally last Friday, and I can't say enough good things about the staff, hospital and the system. Love them all.

Important message people, for god's sake look after your mental health and don't be afraid to seek help. She did, and it saved her  :'(
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #185 on: July 22, 2020, 12:07:18 PM »


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Important message people, for god's sake look after your mental health and don't be afraid to seek help. She did, and it saved her  :'(
Well said & yes  seek help.


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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #186 on: Yesterday at 06:12:18 PM »
I am grateful that I live where we do.
The Lawrence communitty is an awesome part of the world.
A nieghbour had a delivery of stones, bark fir the garden.
Access is through the back lane(grassed), everyone's storm water flows across the lane to our 2 acres, which we don't have a problem with.
Anyway, the tipper got bogged, as a true Australian, I rock up in thongs & a Tallie to see if I can help.
There is a few digging, jambing  timber under the wheels.
She isn't going anywhere.
Make a phone call and within ten a 4wd tractor is on the job.
A lot of the lane needs a Bobcat to fix it, but that is sorted.
Tipper is out, the guys can get home, have a coldie.
Nothing was a hassle or problem.
Love it when people come together and a problem is sorted.
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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #187 on: Yesterday at 06:43:52 PM »
Keeping the community spirit alive. Good on ya mate.

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Re: What am I Grateful for today.
« Reply #188 on: Yesterday at 08:33:02 PM »
Keeping the community spirit alive. Good on ya mate.

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Cheers,
That is what the effort is for.
All of our kids attended daycare, preshool, primary school here.
Fysh & myself have in someway been involved in our communitty for nearly 20 years.
It just feels right to keep giving.
Thanks mate.

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