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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 10:56 PM
Number of posts: 36,286

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Looks like a long night coming up:

We're having our first bout of hot weather all summer - up until now we've been in the 70's and high 60's.

I have a hound with a deep bark and a spitz with a mid-level bark. Both dogs love to bark - the spitz most of all. The neighbors are watching a little yappy dog and a half grown Huskie. It's going to be call and response all night.

I need some review info on the Keystone pipeline:

True or false: the pipeline will go to refineries in Houston, and all the refined oil products will be shipped to China.

Related questions: where does the oil that is shipped by rail today come from, and where is it going? Would any of the oil shipped by rail today be transferred to the Keystone?

What to do with an inherited library?

My Dad is downsizing and I have his very extensive library - we're talking 200-300 books, easily. Now some of these are out-of-date, but the bulk are solid history, philosophy and classics. We had a cousin interested in Civil War history, so he got that part of the collection. But how do I get the rest into good hands? I'm willing to give them away, but I doubt our local library would take them.

Further adventures in having recent hearing loss - tinnitus

I'm very lucky with my tinnitus - the low level background sounds like a summer's night -insect noises or little frogs.

My left ear has me convinced there is a cricket in the room. My right ear makes me think I'm hearing a windchime in the background. So, nothing too intrusive. Ironically, I can't hear actual windchimes any more.

People keep telling me that Hillary has always opposed (whatever) or that Hillary

has always supported (whatever).

Here's my problem; if these are all long held positions, why don't I know that already? Digging through old, relatively obscure speeches and statements for proof is not impressive. I really can't think of any particular issue associated with Hillary outside of being the first female President. If the Fates had chosen differently, Palin could have been our first female President. Somehow, the gender of the President is not my first concern. I've grown up in the age of the first female this or that, but women's wages are still at 70% men's. There seem to be too many important issues on which Clinton's response is "me,too".

If somone donates part of a liver for transplant, do they

receive a medical bill? If so, is this covered by insurance?

I'm new to this - I've lost (am losing?) my ability to hear highfrequency due to chemo treatment.

I'm going to wait until the chemo is finished to buy some hearing aids becuase I'm uncertain how much worse this will get.

To show how new I am at this - I spent five minutes trying to figure out why the little bells hanging over the front door weren't making any sounds.

Why do we assume that big money control who wins an election?

After a certain point, there are no more commercials to buy. My guess is that people toss most brochures received in the mail.

Chemo brain wierdness - I have a lot of trouble typing these days,

so please excuse my spelling! WHat have you noticed?

Fairy tulip - my mother used to like what she called "fairy tulips"

I think she was speaking of lily flowered tulips, but now I am wondering if she meant the tulips with a fringed edge to the petals.
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