I Hear the Train A Comin…

It’s noontime and it feels like someone found the main breaker for the economy and flipped it on.

After weeks and weeks of watching the cash flow dry up in one of my businesses, dependent on dental activity, today the orders flowed in like the virus never happened.

Offices are opening , placing orders for new supplies and the world is a little brighter.

It seems mundane but somehow it feels damn good. I called the plants in Arizona and Missouri and told them to drop the card games and get the hell back on the lines. The emotions in the voices over the phone was good to hear. I know they will hear the same when they call the resin suppliers and trucking companies.

May this continue for everyone out there hanging on by their grit and determination…

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Author: TKC 1101

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18 thoughts on “I Hear the Train A Comin…”

  1. I’d give anything if it would happen  my state.  Some counties in the west are s’posed to open May 8, but GOK how long it’ll be for us in the northeast corner,hard by NY and NJ.  Still: I’m happy for you!

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  2. Technically against the law, (Pennsylvania), but I really had to get the doggies in to get coiffed and get their nails trimmed. The little one was getting her nails caught in the carpets and crying out in pain.

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  3. Blondie:
    We start ramping back up with surgeries and procedures on Monday! I am soooo glad!

    I know somebody who’s even gladder: the patients!  There are a lot of conditions which, although not life-threatening, are life-altering, and involve living with pain and limitations, as you  know!  We have all had to endure imprisonment but those poor people have endured torture. I’m happy their deliverance is at hand.

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  4. I hear it coming, too.

    Snooks got a call from her hairdresser to schedule an appointment in two weeks.   I got a call from my dentist.

    I spoke with a client and a couple of government guys to schedule a real-life meeting in early June.

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  5. Good news! Waiting for our governor to pull the rug out from under us again. He still won’t let the western half of the state open up despite fewer than 20 deaths. He is apparently unaware that people in Bristol can go to Tennessee literally by crossing the street.

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  6. The Sinistral Bassist:
    Good news! Waiting for our governor to pull the rug out from under us again. He still won’t let the western half of the state open up despite fewer than 20 deaths. He is apparently unaware that people in Bristol can go to Tennessee literally by crossing the street.

    Yeah, that’s another thing that’s so bizarre about this.  As soon as any county in Pa within 2 hrs of us opens up, Imma go order me a non-home cooked meal!  Unless they shut down the gas stations, we’re all gonna go where the stores and services we want are open!
    (Wont be dining in NY any time soon..didja hear DiBlasio  said he won’t reopen the Big Apple till Trump, uh, coughs up  $5B in federal aid? ) 

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  7. After a 4 month wait, was able to get into my ophthalmologist yesterday. News not good but not fatal. At least I know I have macular degeneration in right eye, and it is starting in the left. Now I not only need a brace-mobility dog for staying on balance, he will need to be trained for sight as well.

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  8. KayofMT:
    After a 4 month wait, was able to get into my ophthalmologist yesterday. News not good but not fatal. At least I know I have macular degeneration in right eye, and it is starting in the left. Now I not only need a brace-mobility dog for staying on balance, he will need to be trained for sight as well.

    Welcome back, Kay! How are things up in the Big Sky Country?

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  9. Mike LaRoche:

    KayofMT:
    After a 4 month wait, was able to get into my ophthalmologist yesterday. News not good but not fatal. At least I know I have macular degeneration in right eye, and it is starting in the left. Now I not only need a brace-mobility dog for staying on balance, he will need to be trained for sight as well.

    Welcome back, Kay! How are things up in the Big Sky Country?

    Yes, we’ve missed you Kay, but…sorry you didn’t get better news.

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  10. KayofMT:
    At least I know I have macular degeneration in right eye, and it is starting in the left.

    Did the doctor mention zeaxanthin and astaxanthin to you?  These are powerful carotenoid anti-oxidants which are found in the human eye.  There is some evidence (but not overwhelmingly persuasive) that taking supplements containing these compounds may slow the progression of macular degeneration and also, for what it’s worth, cataracts.  These are available as inexpensive dietary supplements without prescription and are considered completely harmless, as they are present in foods such as maize (what Americans call “corn”), salmon, and shrimp.

    I have more details on these and links in my FourmiPharm document: zeaxanthin, astaxanthin.

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  11. Mike LaRoche:

    KayofMT:
    After a 4 month wait, was able to get into my ophthalmologist yesterday. News not good but not fatal. At least I know I have macular degeneration in right eye, and it is starting in the left. Now I not only need a brace-mobility dog for staying on balance, he will need to be trained for sight as well.

    Welcome back, Kay! How are things up in the Big Sky Country?

    Hi @KayofMT,   It is so good that you were able to be seen. Isn’t it a relief to arrive at somebody’s clinic and know that the doc has taken on, or resumed, your care? You’re not alone any more with your worries; you are being cared for. Please know that you are thought about by friends, as well.

    Do you have this helper dawg already? If you do, is Helper Dawg receiving additional training in your home? Or does he have to go stay with a trainer for a while?

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  12. It’s been a long, silent year. Mostly cold, not much sun. Not much fun either. However, their is nobody to interrupt my reading. I’ve passed my 82nd birthday still mentally in tack. I am convinced that because of my age, my doctor doesn’t give a crap about my eyes. I’ve already had cataract surgery, and I’ll pick up my new glasses tomorrow.

    Will use the links for the supplements. I’ve researched a number of foods that contain a number of things that are supposed to help slow the problem down.

    I found my notes from 10cent with my password so now can get back in. I taped it to the computer cabinet.

    Thank you all for welcoming me back.

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  13. Hi @KayofMT,   It is so good that you were able to be seen. Isn’t it a relief to arrive at somebody’s clinic and know that the doc has taken on, or resumed, your care? You’re not alone any more with your worries; you are being cared for. Please know that you are thought about by friends, as well.

    Do you have this helper dawg already? If you do, is Helper Dawg receiving additional training in your home? Or does he have to go stay with a trainer for a while?

     

    !I do not have this dawg yet. They cost a small fortune, then the trainer has to come to me to teach me how to use him/her. I don’t think it will be difficult, as I at one time raised and trained Rottweilers. There are outfits that train and give dogs for free, but not seeing eye or brace-mobility dogs. I talked to a trainer yesterday and he wants $15,000 plus travel expenses. I no longer have the ability to stay upright to train one myself. I’m using a 4 wheel walker to get around now. I can no longer see well enough to drive, so use Para-transit to get to dr. appt. I also do not want a long haired dawg.

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  14. KayofMT:
    my doctor doesn’t give a crap

    I hope you can find a better doctor.

    It is really good to hear from you again.

    Wear gloves on that paratransit ride.

    Wash Your Hands.

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  15. The para-transit is a hoot. Before the lock down, they would pick up at least half dozen or more of us and then drop us off where we wanted to go. Now, they are taking us ONE at a time. And they have stopped taking our fare. What a waist of time and energy. I have a mask and a purse full of gloves. Also think it is a waste of time and energy. We currently have 19 cases in the entire Flathead County. However, we are required by the medical office to wear a mask and gloves.

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