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Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)

21 Dec 08 - 10:22 AM (#2521352)
Subject: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: SINSULL

If you are not following the Portsmouth shanty sing thread, you may not know that Tom had the episoodies Friday after shoveling snow. His doctor insisted he get checked out in the hospital where they kept him overnight. Of course, now there is a Nor'easter moving in and he may be stuck for the weekend.
So far he is having precautionary tests
But I bet he would like some sympathy...as would Linn who is hauling firewood.

Dammit Tom, get home!
Love,
Mary


21 Dec 08 - 10:27 AM (#2521354)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: wysiwyg

Yes. OUT, at once!

~S~


21 Dec 08 - 10:27 AM (#2521355)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: katlaughing

{{{{{BI GIANT HUGS}}}}} for you both! Sorry I mentioned no broken limbs this year...NOW, there is Thanks being given that you are SAFE and SOUND, where'r ya be and you, Tom, are back home as soon as it is safe.

luvyabucketskat


21 Dec 08 - 10:29 AM (#2521357)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: gnu

Thoughts and prayers for both!!!!


21 Dec 08 - 10:38 AM (#2521361)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Bobert

Bummer... Bad 'nuff havin' an episode shovelin' snow, which BTW ain't all that unusual and 99% of the time turns out to be nuthin' but...

...to be stuck in a germ hostile having to eat lousy food takes the cake (no pun intended)...

Here's my advice, Curm-ie... Tie yer bedsheets into a rope and sneak out the window...

Plus, I hope yer fellin' better now... Hey, just not shovelin' snow has to be better than the opposite...

Bobert


21 Dec 08 - 11:04 AM (#2521380)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: SINSULL

He's been sprung. Batty is on her way to get him before the worst of the storm heads in.

GOOD NEWS! Now both of you stay warm and safe.


21 Dec 08 - 11:06 AM (#2521382)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: catspaw49

This sucks on a lot of levels..........Do well and may you be homeward bound instead of snow bound asap...

Spaw


21 Dec 08 - 11:21 AM (#2521389)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: John MacKenzie

Glad you're making a getaway Tom. Them there hospitals is full of sick peeps.
Be well

John 'G'


21 Dec 08 - 11:28 AM (#2521395)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: bfdk

Sorry to hear about your plight, Tom. There you were, thinking you'd set yourself up for a cozy, comfy spell in a warm hospital bed, pampered and petted by likely-looking nurses standing by to do your every bidding, and here's Linn to take you home already?

Geez... I do feel sorry for you..!

I hope everything's ship-shape now and wish you both a wonderful Christmas.

Bente


21 Dec 08 - 11:33 AM (#2521400)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: jacqui.c

So glad that they let you out Tom. Now make sure that you take it easy for a while. Linn needs you fit to cook dinner on Christmas Day!


21 Dec 08 - 11:40 AM (#2521410)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Megan L

Continue the improvement or I might have to send Granny over :)


21 Dec 08 - 11:47 AM (#2521416)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Leadfingers

I suppose there ARE worse places than hospital at Christmas - All those Holier Than Thou Folkies coming round the wards bellowing Carols !
Stay well mate ! and have a good one


21 Dec 08 - 11:59 AM (#2521429)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: maeve

I wish we lived closer to you, Linn and Tom. TL and I could do some hauling with you. Take good care of one another.

Love,

maeve


21 Dec 08 - 12:22 PM (#2521449)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: katlaughing

That IS good news!! Be careful and take care okay?!!


21 Dec 08 - 12:27 PM (#2521456)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: gnu

Thank goodness!

Linn... I hope you can let neighbours know what's transpired so they can keep in touch with youse guys. And, of course, I hope you can find time to keep Mudcatters updated.

More thoughts and prayers on the way.


21 Dec 08 - 01:04 PM (#2521506)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Stilly River Sage

Shoveling snow is one of those make or break activities, isn't it? Sounds like its time for a blower or a device of some sort to move it for you.

Save the shoveling for when it really counts--in the spring when you're putting in the garden!

Stay well, both of you!

SRS


21 Dec 08 - 01:13 PM (#2521511)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Micca

Hope you are home and feeling better, and definately on the road to recovery!!!!!, shovelling snow??? are you MAD!!!!on that great LOOOOONG driveway of yours!!, potty thats what I say, still, stay safe!! and see you soon (I hope)


21 Dec 08 - 01:30 PM (#2521522)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Bee

Glad you're out, but take my advice - cut back on something else and use the money to pay someone to plough it out for you!

We have our own ATV with plough, works great, but before we had a good neighbour who used hers to help us clear after heavy snowfalls.


21 Dec 08 - 01:39 PM (#2521528)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: SINSULL

They have a plower. You still have to dig the car out.


21 Dec 08 - 02:33 PM (#2521575)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: kendall

The worst thing you can do is operate an "Irish Banjo" (Sorry Mick)


21 Dec 08 - 03:18 PM (#2521614)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: Jeri

Linn called me a while ago. They got out but checked into a motel because the driving was getting difficult.


21 Dec 08 - 03:29 PM (#2521623)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: gnu

RATS! Maybe it's for the best.


21 Dec 08 - 03:32 PM (#2521628)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: kendall

A Motel, eh? That can be hard on the heart too!


21 Dec 08 - 03:40 PM (#2521636)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital
From: gnu

Hmmmm... I can think of worse ways to bow out. Like shovelling snow.


21 Dec 08 - 11:49 PM (#2521926)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: CamiSu

OK guys. Be safe. I didn't come back just to lose you!

Driving here is not too bad, considering there's been about 24" in the last 30 hours. No one's on the roads, which makes it a LOT better. Then there is the occaisional crazy who HAS to pass you the instant you get on the interstate. Total nutjobs! Just stay at the motel for the time being...

*hugs*

Cami


21 Dec 08 - 11:53 PM (#2521928)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: katlaughing

Best to be safe and accessible to help if needed. Glad to hear they are tucked up for the night. Take care all of you!


22 Dec 08 - 12:47 AM (#2521933)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: Barry Finn

Hi Tom, glad you're back among the infernal, was it the phone song that got you perked up?

Barry


22 Dec 08 - 01:09 PM (#2522253)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: Bat Goddess

Sorry, didn't see this thread right away after we got home this morning and Mudcat came back up. I just finished doing all the shovelling I intend to do today (deck, paths to woodpile and driveway) and we're waiting for our plow person to come and finish the plowing job he'd done earlier (probably before it had stopped completely, but enough for us to safely navigate the long driveway on foot to the house).

Right now I'm going to curl up with a book and something warm to drink upstairs while Tom probably heads out to the store to get the wherewithall for a good supper. The fridge and freezer are still pretty bare after our six days without power.

Here's my post to the Portsmouth Shanty Session thread where I tried to update everybody when Mudcat came back online --

Have I mentioned yet that I'M REAL TIRED OF WINTER?!?

Got up and out of the Motel 6 around 9-ish this cold but sunshiny morning. Made the very necessary stop across the street at McDonald's for Tom's coffee -- he's been seriously caffeine-deprived since Saturday. Despite the fact that his doctors say there's no proven connection between caffeine and heart afflictions, the cardio floor at Portsmouth Regional is caffeine-free.

Fortified with coffee (Tom), orange juice (Linn) and sausage McMuffins we managed to get home having only once to stop and clean the road crap off the windshield (and get gas in the ol' Suburu, too).

Home is good. The cats are happy (and Rufus is chasing Sabine to prove it). The house is getting warmer. More real coffee has been made and consumed.

When Tom brings my shovel back down from the head of the driveway, I'll finish clearing off the deck (I've already used his shovel -- less than optimal for me -- to clean off the steps and uncover the firewood I'd left on the deck yesterday morning) and shovelling a path to the woodpile.

It'll be good to sleep in our own bed tonight. I'm feeling beleaguered by winter and exhausted physically and mentally, but a good dinner, hair wash, and sleep will probably hae me feeling better before I go to work tomorrow noon-8:00. The other good news is my coworker who originally wanted to take about a month off really wants to work more hours again (I think she's gotten her medical issues ironed out) and is working for me today and it looks as if I'll be back to my previous schedule in the next week or so.

Yesterday was really strange, not only staring out the fourth floor window at the raging storm outside (most of the time we couldn't see the shopping mall across the street -- just McDonald's and Longhorn Steak House), but watching television which we NEVER do. Eight hours of the Food Network wasn't bad, but I still have no desire to try to schedule any TV watching until the next time I'm stuck with it.

Linn


22 Dec 08 - 01:37 PM (#2522280)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: SINSULL

Scary when McDonald's is the only proof of civilization. you missed the Twilight Zone marathon, Linn. Great fun.


22 Dec 08 - 04:49 PM (#2522457)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: Joybell

I missed this thread too. Busy taking buckets of water to the vegetables. No chance of a white Christmas here. Stay safe and well both of you. Happy, sunny thoughts from Aus.
Cheers, Joy


23 Dec 08 - 03:18 PM (#2523207)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: Herga Kitty

All best seasonal wishes to you both, C&BG, from me and Derek - and stay well!

Kitty


23 Dec 08 - 11:32 PM (#2523520)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: Naemanson

Linn, tired of winter? Move to the tropics! It worked for me. I started the day trying to figure out what was wrong with the lawn mower and then mowing the lawn.

I did bring an ice scraper with me. I find it now and then and laugh at it nastily.


24 Dec 08 - 08:08 AM (#2523741)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: SINSULL

Ah Brett. Now you are on the same list as Amos. Any chance you and Wakan will make the Getaway this year. Tami and I need time to plan our revenge. We are considering an insulated box full of snowballs.


24 Dec 08 - 12:44 PM (#2523940)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: Bat Goddess

Ha, Brett! You COULD attach a magnet to your scraper and use it as a humorous piece of refrigerator art.

I like the change of seasons, but really wish the snow would confine itself to ski areas with a decorous dusting in yards. None on roads, cars or sidewalks. Ice should be contained in glasses of libations or festive table sculpture.

I've had my winter fix -- it can go away now, anytime. (Right now it's drizzling and fogging on top of the 20+ inches of snow we got -- temps in the fortiesF. so not freezing...yet.

Yak!

Linn


24 Dec 08 - 03:16 PM (#2524039)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Hey, Linn and Tom- hang in there! I just saw this thread, after 12 days with no power, but our health is fine. You two need to cuddle down and wait out the winter in relative safely and health, ok?
Allison


24 Dec 08 - 03:18 PM (#2524043)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: gnu

12 DAYS! yOU POOR DEAR. Thank goodness all is fine.


24 Dec 08 - 05:05 PM (#2524099)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: curmudgeon

Many sincere thanks for all of the well-wishes. The only discomforts that I experienced were those of sensory and gustatory deprivations in the hospital; the food wasn't bad, just boring, and there was no caffeine in the cardiac unit. And at least Linn and I were together in the equally sterile Motel 6, still without coffee. The totally painless body blow I experienced was nothing in comparison.

A most joyous Yuletide to all; there's a better year coming - Tom


24 Dec 08 - 11:57 PM (#2524255)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: GUEST,kaytig

Sorry to have missed hearing & seeing you both when I made it to Portsmouth last Sat w/the Gloucester crew.
You have my sense of kinship Linn in the miserable task of keeping a house going in a power outage while worrying about someone else.
It is a good thing that nothing lasts forever & J. Frost will have to give way to Mr. Green eventually.
Hope sailing is smoother now,


25 Dec 08 - 12:05 AM (#2524258)
Subject: RE: Curmudgeon in the hospital(was)
From: katlaughing

Ah, they're newlyweds...they don't need any power to keep them warm!**BG** (Seriously hope you get power back fast, 2Ls!)