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I have posted at youcaring.com URL is https://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

May I post this in the lounge?


Did Papa John's Pizza, discontinue...........

letting customers choose whether the coin toss at the Super Bowl will be heads or tails? They've done that the past couple years, if you were right you received a large one topping pizza.

I would choose heads, and my 84 year old mother would choose tails (using her email address), therefore we were guaranteed a pizza.
It's not the best pizza, but some nights you just don't want to cook.

They probably stopped the contest, because of people like me.

I hate charley horses.............

I had one this morning in my left leg. I was laying in bed & just screaming. My 84 year old mother was awake (11 a.m.) and completely ignored my screams. The pain lasted about 3 minutes.

4 hours I have the left over soreness. I hate them.

Why is it that those who can least afford it..........

tip me, and those who in all probability can afford it, don't tip me? The disparity of this hit me last night. I drive for a ride sharing company. My last trip last night was taking a guy and his girlfriend home at about 2 a.m. They had been drinking and the woman fell asleep. I had a conversation with her boyfriend, where I learned that he had totaled his car a couple of months ago, and due to his currently not working he was unable to buy a car at this time. When I got to their home, (located in a City middle class neighborhood) I learned that no bus runs on their street and the closest bus stop was about 3/4's of mile away. So when he does find a job, without a car, it will be a trek for him to get there.

When the trip was over, fare was $22, he handed me $5, when tipped, I always thank the passenger and I also added to him last night, that I truly appreciated it.

Last night's experience made me reflect on those passengers I have picked up from their homes that are in neighborhoods where the houses are valued at $300,000 and above (and from conversation I find out that my passenger(s) are attorneys, architects, bankers & other such professionals) and I've taken them on rides that have cost anywhere from $10 to up to $97 and no tip was added to the fare or given to me.

I don't ask for tips or have my hand out waiting for something to be handed to me & am pleasantly surprised when I find that something has been added to the fare.

I asked my 84 year Mother the same question I'm asking here and Mom's response was that those who can't afford it can empathize with others, and those that can afford it expect to be served and feel that they don't have to "pay" extra for the service being given.

Prayers needed for family of a friend who died Saturday..........

My friend was 59. Earlier this year she complained that she had broken several toes on her one foot. She was able to work from home (CFO) of a start up. I did some shopping for her & made bank deposits for her firm. In March she was found unconscious on her bedroom floor, I was there and saw that her one leg was completely black. Needless to say, she lost that leg. She was found to be diabetic and had cardiac issues. She had been unconscious for at least 24 hours.

Over the past 9 months she has been in and out of hospitals and nursing homes. She had lost a lot of her memory and died this past Saturday in a Nursing Home.

She did not believe in Doctors and would not see one for the broken toe issues. I think she knew she was diabetic as she asked me a lot of questions on how I controlled mine.

Her family has been stressed for the past year and this Christmas will be hard.

Prayers and thoughts needed to help strengthen them.

Thank you.

I'm staying the hell out of GD in the future......

I'm getting banged up over there


Screw the ACA

#1. It's not health care, it's insurance
#2. It's expensive
#3. Last year I qualified under Federal guidelines for Medicaid, but my State didn't expand so I couldn't receive it and went uninsured
#4. I probably will go uninsured for 2015, last week I viewed plans and the cheapest would cost me $3600 for the premium plus another $3000 deductible, so $6600 I give the insurance company before it pays for anything, that's about 25% of my gross income and about 40% of my net income.
#5. The ACA website pages aren't loading.

I don't want insurance, I want health care. I want what my 84 year old mom has, Medicare. I want a one payer system for everyone under 65. You shouldn't have to qualify for health care based on income, age, sex and pre-existing conditions. I have seen a few plans out there asking the question(s) about health issues.

I am so happy about my nephew.......

He is 23 a year and a half out of college, 6'7" tall, former college football player, a gentle kid, but tough and very liberal and progressive. I am watching as he is becoming involved in his community.

After college he entered AmeriCorps and has been working to rehab housing for the underserved and senior communities. His contract is up in December. He interviewed for a position with a non profit in our city. He got the job and he inspects housing of seniors in our community.

He also is Asst. Varsity Basketball Coach for the grade school he attended. I think he's sticking around.

A complete surprise to me...........

About an hour ago my doorbell rang. I answered it and found it was a woman who lives 2 floors above me. She's in her 50's and has some mental health issues. I don't go out of my way to talk to her (have found her afraid of conversation), but when she's on the elevator, I usually say something to the effect of "take care". She walks everywhere and will not take a ride if asked to get in the car.

Well anyway, this morning she hands me an envelope & she says "I've been wanting to give this to you." I opened it and found $500 in cash and a note stating to keep up the good work and her prayers are with me.

I will not offend her & attempt to give her the money back, but I will drop her a note of great thanks.

The question of whether or not she can afford this, will come up in this post. I believe she can, her brothers own the unit she lives in, if she's paying utilities it will be for electric and cable. Gas, water and sewage are in the monthly maintenance fees. I also understand that her parents left a trust for her. I know this information from the time I served on the Condo Board.

What would you do?

Why of why..............

I stopped in the local Rite-Aid tonight to get some cough syrup. My allergies are so bad, I've developed an evil cough. I bought a small bottle of Rite-Aid's brand of Adult tussin cough and chest congestion DM, non-drowsy and alcohol free. I also purchased a bottle of shampoo and a muffin for breakfast.

The cashier scans the items and then asks me for my ID, I said for what & he points to the cough syrup. I said "absolutely not, if you want a birth date make one up". I further stated "If it's on the shelf available for ready purchase (not having to go to the pharmacy to get it) then there's absolutely no reason for my ID".

The cashier put in some imaginary birth date and I took the cough syrup home. FYI, I'm 2 years short of 60.
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