Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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gaylejackson2
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Re: Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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Hello friends,

Cold today now too, 4*F (-15-5556 C), with realfeel of 0*F ( -17.7778 C), though temps are slated to rise to 26*F.

Our drive to Salt Lake yesterday was uneventful, other than seeing a semi truck whose pup trailer had overturned on the snowy-icy road. We’d stopped in Roosevelt on way out, to discuss things with the hospital there, and us doing that gave the farther-out roads time to melt off or dry.

Dh got his things picked up for work, then he made a couple of sales calls, then we went to Trader Joes for GF pie crusts, Then Dh decided we needed GF flours, so we drove across the valley to my fave bulk GF foods store, then we got up to Huntsman.
Dr Ward’s NP Gon (a pretty Asian girl) came in first to go over details of my ‘cancer history,’ then he came in & said, that because my tumor was so small, I’d had a mastectomy, and no cancer was found in my lymph nodes, I could basically consider myself cured and not need chemo. However if I chose that route, then I should know there is a 8-12% chance of cancer returning. IF I was to choose chemo, then my recurrence rate would drop to about 3-5% (funny to me, Dr Matsen said 1-3% chance of recurrence with chemo). As I’ve always felt strongly from the beginning that I needed to do the chemo, I told him yes to chemo.
Then he said because of my small tumor, I would need only do it 1x a week every 3 weeks for a total of 4 doses of chemo, with the last being in mid-January right after my 45th birthday, and adjusting for the holidays.
First visit is Wednesday Nov 6, then all times afterwards would be on Thursdays as they work better with Dh’s work schedule. I’ll add more details later in my cancer update thread.

I had started a bulky yarn men’s hat, but finally got frustrated and frogged it on the trip out. Lol, I even threw the yarn in the backseat (I think I needed to use larger needles). I cast on another hat using Caron Simply Soft yarn, with same pattern as the previous hat, it will be gray with black stripes.

All kids are going to school today, girls so they don't miss the Halloween parties, and boys to keep up on schoolwork. End of trimester is next Friday Nov 8.
I’m actually looking forward to having a day on my own.

Dh took the girls as early as he could, so he could get to a meeting at work.
One of his drivers got in an accident yesterday right about the same time Dr Ward came in to talk to us, about 4pm in sunshine, dry roads. Dh’s driver was slowly coming down the mountain with a load of crushed limestone in both trailers; the other semi was starting up the mountain going twice the posted limit on that curve with an unsecured double-trailer load of scrap metal, and His pup trailer overturned into, and completely smashed, dh’s driver’s semi-tractor and both trailers. In looking at the pictures we were sent, I have no earthly idea how that driver survived, I’m calling it a miracle!!
Dh left me at home at 9:30pm then headed up the mountain as he was soo worried and anxious. He told me that we saw the “good side” of the smashed truck & trailers. For an idea of cost, this tractor-trailer setup is between $500,000 to $800,000—as this was a new tractor and newer trailers 700-800K is the better bet.
Dh is extra stressed now because his trucks are spread around the state, and they’d had the bare minimum working the limestone haul project, I do not know how they’ll cope other then having to haul at night which is dangerous too.

Furnace is running this morning, I should turn lower it and/or build a small fire.

Today I’m soo thankful that Sully is Alive, with only minor scratches.
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Jackielou
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Re: Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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alliesmama4 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:41 am
Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate.

We have our first hard freeze of the season (27 F) ( -17.7 C) with a light dusting of snow falling. We broke the record for lowest temp on this date but not the first time for snow. Right now I can hear the wind picking up but it is too dark outside to see the snow.

Yesterday I went for my gastroscope. I have gastritis and a polyp on my esophagus. He did a biopsy of both areas and I am to get the results on Monday. He is referring me to a specialist at a hospital in St. Louis, MO for the polyp he feels it should be removed. Who knew you could have a polyp on your esophagus..lol. It always amazes me how Drs keep getting more and more specialized. He himself is a specialist from St. Louis but has an office on this side of the river too and sees patients at several hospitals over here. He has been my Dr for about 14 years for colonoscopies and gastroscopes. I usually see him every three years for a colonoscopy due to forming polyps in my colon so often. I slept well last night most likely a lit bit of a anesthetic lingering in me.

On the way to the hospital yesterday I saw that someone knocked my mail box over. Actually sheared off the post and parts of the mail box was scattered and my mail was sitting in a puddle. They must have hit it hard since this mail box is suppose to be one that can take a hit and still not be damaged. Late evening I drove my car down the driveway to pick up the debris. Will have to wait until next week to pick up a new mailbox. This is the fourth one taken out by careless drivers.

Not much planned on today other than puttering in the house.

Gayle hope your trip to the hospital for your chemo goes well. Hope the roads are safe. Take care.
Sorry Janet but changing that Fahrenheit temperature to the proper Celsius temperature it is actually just -2 C.

gaylejackson2
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Re: Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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alliesmama4 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:13 am
Interesting. Not sure if the kind I buy can be painted? They are the heavy duty kind that we use in rural areas due to vandalism. Sometimes it is a "sport" for teenagers to go out with baseball bats to see how many rural mail boxes they can take down. However something to check in to. Thanks for the suggestion.
We used spray paint on ours.

The teens here like to “bat” the mailboxes too. Our old house’s one was very battered but we used it because the lid still closed.

A neighbor had a friend who Is a welder, and had that friend weld together a steel frame that fit over her mailbox. The frame was shaped like a house with two angled sections then two straight sides. We used to see remains of baseball bats around her mailbox, the morning after we would find our own mailbox looking more smashed.

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Re: Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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Good morning fellow frugalites,

It is actually a balmy morning here at just below the freezing mark. That scares me a little bit as when it gets this warm it usually rains and makes life miserable for the entire winter here.

I am thinking I slept in big time today due to the sleeplessness of the night before. When I do this I end up with a headache and feel kind of blah most of the morning. Hopefully this will not last long.

Today will be a repeat of other days this week. It seems like taking that hour out of the middle of the day just sends my daily schedule crazy. As well getting the items back into the living room seems to be taking much longer than getting them out did. Perhaps it is because I am decluttering as I do so.

I will take a short walk outside instead of on the treadmill this morning, come home and have a big bowlful of oatmeal and start to do the daily chores. Hope to have many of them completed before we leave to make deliveries. Then this afternoon I will continue on the quest to get more of the boxes unloaded into the living room. I was going to put the bookcase in a different spot, but Hubby says if I do he will need to paint the back which will mean waiting even longer to get the house under control once again. I just want my normal living conditions back as soon as possible.

Frugally this will be a no spend day if not a no drive day. I will be decluttering and catching up on chores that were missed from the beginning of the week. I don't think I will make it into the sewing room at all but will work on my knitting instead.

Our spending has to be entered into the budget spreadsheets and I need to file all the bills.

Meals will be made at home using what is on hand in fridge, and cupboard.

Supper tonight is the leftovers from Tuesday night. I will serve them with some raw veggies and dip.

Today I am grateful that we have a few days without snow and horribly cold temperatures for this time of year.

Everybody have a great day. Take care.

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Re: Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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Jackielou wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:01 am
Sorry Janet but changing that Fahrenheit temperature to the proper Celsius temperature it is actually just -2 C.
You are right I just rechecked my converter and I must have put in the wrong Fahrenheit number. Thanks for letting me know.
Janet Alliesmama

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Re: Daily Check-in October 31, 2019

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gaylejackson2 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 am
Hello friends,

Cold today now too, 4*F ( C), with realfeel of 0*F ( C), though temps are slated to rise to 27*F.

Our drive to Salt Lake yesterday was uneventful, other than seeing a semi truck whose pup trailer had overturned on the snowy-icy road. We’d stopped in Roosevelt on way out, to discuss things with the hospital there, and us doing that gave the farther-out roads time to melt off or dry.

Dh got his things picked up for work, then he made a couple of sales calls, then we went to Trader Joes for GF pie crusts, Then Dh decided we needed GF flours, so we drove across the valley to my fave bulk GF foods store, then we got up to Huntsman.
Dr Ward’s NP Gon (a pretty Asian girl) came in first to go over details of my ‘cancer history,’ then he came in & said, that because my tumor was so small, I’d had a mastectomy, and no cancer was found in my lymph nodes, I could basically consider myself cured and not need chemo. However if I chose that route, then I should know there is a 8-12% chance of cancer returning. IF I was to choose chemo, then my recurrence rate would drop to about 3-5% (funny to me, Dr Matsen said 1-3% chance of recurrence with chemo). As I’ve always felt strongly from the beginning that I needed to do the chemo, I told him yes to chemo.
Then he said because of my small tumor, I would need only do it 1x a week every 3 weeks for a total of 4 doses of chemo, with the last being in mid-January right after my 45th birthday, and adjusting for the holidays.
First visit is Wednesday Nov 6, then all times afterwards would be on Thursdays as they work better with Dh’s work schedule. I’ll add more details later in my cancer update thread.

I had started a bulky yarn men’s hat, but finally got frustrated and frogged it on the trip out. Lol, I even threw the yarn in the backseat (I think I needed to use larger needles). I cast on another hat using Caron Simply Soft yarn, with same pattern as the previous hat, it will be gray with black stripes.

All kids are going to school today, girls so they don't miss the Halloween parties, and boys to keep up on schoolwork. End of trimester is next Friday Nov 8.
I’m actually looking forward to having a day on my own.
Gayle glad you opted to get the chemo. I would rather be proactive like you are doing. Glad it will not be a long course of treatment also.
Janet Alliesmama

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