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Flanders
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:08 am

I haven't had power since Thursday still do not. An ice storm devastated my county. Its cold and all i want is a shower. Last night was the first night I could see my breathe in my house. I washed my hair in ice cold water yesterday because i couldn't go on feeling like that. No one I know has power. Maybe tonight I'll get power back but they've been saying everyday since Thursday. They are saying weeks for phone/internet/cable.

My thoughts with those in the California fires.
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ElPrado2
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:48 pm

Got sent home.
Gonna wind up in again. I still have stones. That first one was a leftover from 2 years ago. I told them then I had one stuck. Oh no... dr knows they are done. Now I have more coming. Been there, done that. This is case 17 of having stones. I have a badly scarred kidney, caused by a horse fall. Everything has happened on the left side since. This is getting more than a little boring. The word is painful. Add in bruising caused by falling into the side of the tub. Nothing could be called a tickle. At least my hamstring is calming down. I couldn't stand, sit or lie down without a 10 minute Charley horse.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:54 pm

The devastation from the Camp fire in Northern CA is staggering, with 77 fatalities with many still unaccounted for, 151,000 acres burned and only 66% contained. To date, 11,713 residences destroyed and 14,500 structures still threatened, and containment not expected until 11/30/18. http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incident ... Index/2277

As for the Woolsey fire, evacuation orders were lifted in more areas over the weekend. The tally is still at 3 civilians killed, 2 apparently in Malibu. As of today, the Woolsey fire has torched 96,949 acres and destroyed 1,500 homes and buildings across two counties, Ventura and Los Angeles. It's 94% contained, with Thanksgiving as the target for full containment.

Still hoping BaroqueAgain will find her home and community intact and can return home soon.

Evacuation orders lifted as tally of buildings destroyed by Woolsey Fire swells to 1,500
https://la.curbed.com/2018/11/9/1807917 ... es-ventura

Incident Report: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/in ... nt_id=2282

Area map showing the evacuation status as of this morning: http://calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com ... 6124fc53d5
Catalina
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Still hoping that BaroqueAgain made it out of there in time.
The Doctors Saint
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:12 pm

I check this section several times a day hoping that there's been contact in some form with"Baroque Again" hoping they've managed to keep body and soul connected; the aftermath of this horrific disaster will likely be all consuming for a very long time to come.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:17 pm

My best friends dad is a volunteer paramedic with the ambulance service that serves my college town. I saw him around campus Saturday night and after wed talked a bit we parted ways and he said "take this in a good way,but I hope I DON'T see you again this weekend"...after being transported by ambulance to the ER yesterday after my pancreatitis acted up...I texted him after I got out "I didn't see you but I DID run into your coworkers"...I'm told he just shook his head..I'm looking forward to a better spring semester...this semester has been rough healthwise and I know several of the EMTs and paramedics at my college on a first name basis..and they all know my dog
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:39 pm

The Doctors Saint wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:12 pm
I check this section several times a day hoping that there's been contact in some form with"Baroque Again" hoping they've managed to keep body and soul connected; the aftermath of this horrific disaster will likely be all consuming for a very long time to come.
So do I. Still hoping that we will hear from her.
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Catalina wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:39 pm
The Doctors Saint wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:12 pm
I check this section several times a day hoping that there's been contact in some form with"Baroque Again" hoping they've managed to keep body and soul connected; the aftermath of this horrific disaster will likely be all consuming for a very long time to come.
So do I. Still hoping that we will hear from her.
Me too. While I still hope/think she was impacted by the Woolsey fire in SoCal and is not among the dead or missing from the more destructive Camp fire in NorCal, recovery will be no less difficult if she was in one of those devastated areas. The Woolsey fire may not be getting much news but there were approximately 1,500 properties destroyed there, evacuations are still in place, and roads still closed.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEGINS HAZARDOUS WASTE REMOVAL FOLLOWING WOOLSEY FIRE
On Monday, December 3, the L.A. County Fire Department alongside teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin assessing and removing household hazardous waste from properties burned by the Woolsey Fire.

“The assessment and removal of hazardous waste from homes burned by the Woolsey Fire is an important first step towards reducing potential threats to public safety and health,” said L.A. County Fire Department Chief Daryl L.Osby. “Remains of everyday products like paints, cleaners, batteries and pesticides are toxic after a fire. Our hazardous waste removal teams will work thoroughly and quickly to clear the way so that the rebuilding process can begin.”

“We know people are anxious to return home after the fire. Safely removing the remains of everyday hazardous products from damaged properties before people return helps keep them and their environments safe and healthy,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Health Officer for Los Angeles County. “Safety is our primary concern as people work to get their lives back to normal.”
More: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/upl ... emoval.pdf

Woolsey Fire Recovery Maps: https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire/recovery-maps/#

This article is about the aftereffects of the Camp fire from a few days ago, but it gives a picture of what it's like recovering from wildfires in populated areas:

For thousands of displaced Paradise residents, recovery is a whole new challenge
https://www.latimes.com/local/californi ... story.html
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:39 pm

I imagine that pretty much everything will need to wait for the hazmat teams to finish.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:19 am

This just in from PITA, oops I meant PETA......
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:06 pm

stark wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:19 am
This just in from PITA, oops I meant PETA......
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Can I say this is bullshit, or is that not allowed?
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:07 pm

I think it's hilarious. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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ElPrado2
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:19 am

I am also thoroughly sick of kidney stones. They hurt. If I make it through today without a hospital stay, I won"t tomorrow.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:31 am

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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ElPrado2
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:09 pm

Well dammit, stark! Tell them to hurry up and pass! Damned Dr found a couple on the left, didn't look on the right. I need to go through that ER with a baseball bat in one hand, directions in the other. I think I'm their favorite patient. I know they've screwed up before their mentor does.
I'll live. I just am not too thrilled about it right now.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:27 pm

TampaBay looking good on national TV should help ease the pain, they won the first half!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:35 pm

stark wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:27 pm
TampaBay looking good on national TV should help ease the pain, they won the first half!
Yeah, but they reverted to the Suckaneers in the second half. :x
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ElPrado2
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:47 pm

Congratulate me. I'm in the hospital again. Kidney stones got too much. Along with passing out 3 times while trying to wash 4 cups, a bowl and 3 spoons. My thyroid is grumbling. Then I was spotted by a heart doc. I spend half my time in here dodging drs . The other half trying to get my daughter to answer her phone.
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ElPrado2
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:54 pm

After 3 days, I escaped again.
I have been taking 2 seizure meds. The heart Dr cancelled one. But he doubled the other one. Wait till Neuro spots that. Oops!! They got there an hour after I got home. Snarls in every direction.
Turf wars got nothing on me.
It gets even worse. Kidney is giggling in a corner watching them. I think the endocrine bunch is passing cheese and crackers. The bloodwork bunch brought cocktails. Juice bottles, anyway.
3 different nurses are texting me in hysterics.
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Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:58 am

does anyone else hate the holidays so much that if they had to choose between Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Justin Bieber, and celebrating the holidays, that they'd be able to tell you the girls' different fashion preferences and the musical direction changes in JB's albums, or is that just me?
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