October 31, 2010

Correct Tool

Wendy is putting a shed in the back yard. Naturally it requires to be on a concrete pad. Which needs to be dug about seven inches down. Which had a pipe that use to hold a clothes pole in the back yard. Her did not want to be removed.

Just happen a small "Three Inch High Speed Cut Off Tool" from Harbor Freight. Cut through the steel, does not seem to be hollow, cuts more than just steel. Cut it all the way around the pipe, whack it with the sledge, and find out why it was hard to cut:

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October 30, 2010

Behind the Ear

A Rexton BTE (Behind The Ear) hearing aid. It sits over the ear, behind, has a thin clear tube to the front to into the ear canal. The tiny thing you can see below the canal opening is actually a handle for pulling the tube out of the ear.

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October 26, 2010

Catch-22

AT&T wrote a letter, GET TO WORK! You are no longer on disability.

OK. So I went to work, to talk to my Supervisor. He asked, "Why are you here? Have you been released by the doctor that I am able to go back to work?"

"No," I said, "I have not been released by my doctor to go back to work."

Second question he asks, "Are you capable of going the your full work function."

DUH! I have Aphasia & Apraxia, I cannot and probably ever will be back having the verbal communcation tools that I need for my FULL job function. I have lost about 80% of the vocabulary I used to have. Bottom line, "No."

"Go home. And give me your Company ID and keys. You may NOT go back to work!"

Great! What am I suppose to do? I need to be on disability or at work. OR they can force me to take my retirement -- with SS or SSDI.

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October 18, 2010

NOT Barking

Wendy says I am supposed to walk for at least a half hour, briskly, while walking one of the dogs. Today was Sandy's turn. We saw a cat, or two, I don't think Sandy ever noticed the Orange Cat as he was over three feet off the ground (right top in the photo.) The Calico Cat was sleeping!

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Sandy just quietly stood there. Finally I spoke, "Kitty Kitty Kitty." He looked. She looked. Both quiet. Eventually I took Sandy for us to continue. She stopped across the drive and sat, watching as the cat went and sniffed. Finally Sandy and I continue our walk.

She never barked. She is a Jack Russell. Jack Russells are notorious killers. Quiet killers....

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