Archive for August, 2010

Buyer Beware

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Is it just me, or am I being too sensative? Keith brought a HD TV yesterday from Goodwill, but before we could even bring it home, noticed on the Internet, that it has MAJOR problems, which includes a recall of the TV. But is he going to take info down there as he tries to get his money back? NO! He’s going to TALK to them, when their policies are CREDIT ONLY. I told him to print some things out, but he refused. I say he’s going to look foolish without some documentation, he said it’s just people talking, and won’t mean a thing. I think some documentation is better than nothing. Opinions?

Changes to the blog

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

You’ll notice there’s been a change to the theme (background) to the the blog. I thought the other one was a bit too busy, and this one is much easier on the eyes. So, a new look for Hire the Handicapped. I really like the look of the new theme. Much cleaner.

If you have an opinion to the way this blog looks, please leave a comment.


Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Yes, I know, I haven’t been keeping up the blog. I keep forgetting to update it. I have to get into the habit of doing so… and there are times when I really don’t have anything to say every day so I think I’m going to give myself a goal of updating it every week, then in a month or so, updating it 2 days a week and working up from there. There are things that happen, I just don’t know if there’s enough for a full blog, or maybe I’m making more into this than there should be… after all, I post to my Facebook page nearly every day, although, I’ve gotten sloppy as of late on THAT too. Used to post every day on what I was doing, but I’ve stopped that too. I’ve got to get my shit together, that’s for sure.

So, for now, this is a WEEKLY blog, and I’m working on a “About Me” page, as well.

Chewie is NOT retired… Yet

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Jsut got off the phone with my dog trainer, and after talking to her for about an hour, I’ve decided that retiring Chewie is the wrong thing to do. In talking to Dana Babb, who used to run Paws-Abilities with her husband, Larry, she made mention that Chewie may have just been startled by something at Norwescon so that’s the reason he was resistant to getting out from under the club tables there.

I trust Dana. She’s been my dog trainer since I’ve had Tyler, almost 18 years ago, is when I first met her and her husband. She picked out Gillis, my previous service dog, which I call my ‘wonder dog’ and she’s helped me out with all sorts of problems.

If she says that my dog isn’t ready to be retired, then Chewie isn’t ready to be retired. This means I won’t be getting a puppy right away. I will probably wait another two years, before I get a Doberman Pinscher puppy to replace Chewie.

I’m actually very happy and relieved by this… I hated to have Chewie here at home, alone. Dana based her decision on the fact that Chewie was peeing in the house in big puddles. Not little (get back at you), piddles, but big (I have to go), puddles that were as close to the kitchen, or in the kitchen so that they weren’t causing much damage.

I hated leaving Chewie home alone, so my stress level is already dropping… maybe I’ll be able to get some sleep now. I haven’t really slept all that well since I picked Chewie up from my friend, Mike’s house about a month ago.

Things are not going well

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Just got a call from the UW Center for Pain Relief. I am SUPPOSED to be having the nerves in my knees frozen to get rid of the pain I am in on September 20th. It may not happen. The one and only machine that does this is not functional, and the machine is being shared by the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. And no one knows where the machine will be on September 20th. I don’t know what is going on, and no one seems to care that my knees are killing me, and it’s taken 2 months (or will be 2 months) before this is taken care of. I could get a cordozone shot in each knee, and I have tried, but my doctor has put in the ‘test’ dose both times… once I could understand, but TWICE? And the local doctor that WAS giving me shots, has released me from his care because I’m being seen at the UW Center for Pain Relief. Politics, I tell you, politics.

And patient care? I doubt it. And my shoulder, let’s not even talk about my shoulder. I’ve been going to Physical Therapy twice a week. at a local Physical Therapy place. It does help, but only temporarily. One hour, twice a week. Needs to be a bit longer just to handle my legs too, but I hope we’re working on it.

I just hope they decide what they are doing… I could just go tell the Center for Pain Relief to go to hell and start taking oral pain meds like I was before. I have the pain meds. My doctor gives me the prescriptions for them without my asking for them, really.