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PostPosted: December 8, 2017, 6:50 pm 
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Yep, doing 3 15x14 matrices, one for each of the middle 3 windows.

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PostPosted: December 8, 2017, 6:53 pm 
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On Thanksgiving day I managed to foolishly catch my sleeve on a spinning shaft at the lathe.
Fortunate that the lathe is an old South Bend 13" and not more powerful. :ack:
Also good that the shirt sleeve was not a stronger material.
Got a heck of a bruise and a big swollen spot the next day.
I iced it immediately when it happened but the swelling was still extremely painful.
Gave in a couple of days ago and went to get it lanced by a doctor.
Must have been delirious to think a modern doctor actually does anything useful. :roll:

Dr. made a big deal of it, wanted to send me for an Ultrasound, then a Surgeon, probably $3K+ total!
Stated that it would probably heal on its own given enough time, not a real issue unless it "Burst".

Bumped it again this morning, I don't need that sort of pain in my life.
So the point of this rant is that I cleaned a syringe needle I keep for emergencies and lanced it myself!
No topical anesthetic but the skin seems to already be numb.
Clear faintly red fluid drained, swelling gone, looks and feels MUCH better.
Can now put pressure on it without significant pain. :)
Might even get a decent nights sleep tonight!

Lesson learned, it does not take the zombie apocalypse to make a few basic medical supplies useful.
Dr's are already essentially useless for minor care unless you are overinsured.
I used to have a good GP, until O'Bummer-Care drove him out of his practice. :evil:
And yes, I did call my reps to demand they enact the O-Care repeal and Tort-Reform necessary to make health care accessible again for "The middle class".

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PostPosted: December 9, 2017, 10:05 am 
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Most doctors are part of a local health care organization. The doctor is not there to treat anybody, but to support the organization financially by feeding patients into the "system" for high tech treatment for anything they think the insurance companies will pay. This was organized in the '90's and has nothing to do with ObamaCare. Try to find a Doctor that is not financially tied to a hospital. They are hard to find.

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middle class, isn't that something that died in the 80's but no one noticed till it got too late.

no good bitchin' it is only going to get worse.

soon well be saying "health care, isn't that something that died in the 2010's along with social security, and of course old people who won't get it any more.

sorry for the rant, i have no leaning towards any political party, there all a bunch of ---------.

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At the risk of getting flamed, health care is one of the reasons I am glad to be a Canuck. :wink:

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Lesson learned, it does not take the zombie apocalypse to make a few basic medical supplies useful.....


Also even little lathes can pack a bite. Glad to hear it wasn't worse.

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Been visiting my son and family in Alaska. We went fishing and I made a couple of new friends.
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Wrap in foil, throw on the fire with a little lemon. :cheers:

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Hey Chuck!
GREAT pictures! Hope y'all are having a good time. What's the temperatures like in AK this time of year?

Did your "fishing buddies" (the big, hairy ones) catch anything? I would suggest getting some distance away before you cook the fish, or they might invite themselves to dinner and not take "no" for an answer! :mrgreen:

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Got a wild mink out from under a couple's bed....yes, that's me, trying to look knowledgeable! Hey, it worked, didn't it?! :roll: :D

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mink ... sc=WjGUG6I

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Funny part is.... I really particularly like eating fish. I do like catching them. They went right to my son's freezer when we got back. Got off the boat last night and took home another 9 Silver (Coho) and 2 Pink (humpback) Salmon. The hairy friends were later in the day when the fish were in the 4-wheeler. They appeared to be more afraid of the thrown stone than our loud yelling at them.

And to answer the age-old question, "Does a bear $hit in the woods?" From my recent observation, I'd say no. They do that mostly on sand/rock bars in the river and along unpaved roads.

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Great photos, Chuck. However, on the whole, I'd rather deal with the mink than the bears, especially when I was holding their favorite food in my hands.

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That was nice editing on the mink story. It was very entertaining. Mink in B.C., Canada? I always thought of them as being from Siberia. Who'd thunk?

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Location: BC, Canada. eh?
While they’re elusive, they’re fairly plentiful hereabouts...

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finish plastered my new bathroom ceiling, now all i have to do is clear up the globs of plaster on the floor and in the bath.

probably more than i put on the ceiling.

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Pretty well confirmed that the shop I do my automotive work from is being sold out from under me. :!:
Been here several years but realtors are desperate for buildings to take commissions on, particularly since Test'e-la set up too few miles away. :evil:
Figures, since I finally have a two-post lift set-up! :BH:
Will now have to cram way too much into the MUCH smaller shop.
That's why I have some projects up for sale that I would rather keep.

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