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When Autumn arrives....the pain eases up

Posted by Necee on 10/22/03 at 12:46 (134994)

Isn't it amazing how the simple pleasures in life, can sometimes take the pain away.

I still have those pain twinges in my left foot, but when I'm outside on these cool and crisp days, the pain doesn't seem quite so bad. I took a long walk in the pasture last weekend, even though I should have been resting my feet. Taking time to clear my head and enjoy the beauty that surrounded me, worked better for me than any painkiller I could have taken.

Cool gentle breezes escorted me as I walked along the cow trails in the woods, I picked several bunches of very pretty 'weeds', the yellow flowers on them got my attention. They now reside in several old crocks sitting on the porch. As I sat on a fallen tree stump, I took the time to think, to reflect, to say a prayer for friends, to observe all those little things that surround our lives daily...but we somtimes never notice, like Butterflies, birds, brilliant Autumn colors, and listening to the sounds of nature all around.

My journey that cool afternoon refreshed my soul, and eased my pain. It's amazing how good things happen when we slow down long enough to grasp everything life has to offer........it's the simple things.

Happy trails to you.....

Necee

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marie on 10/22/03 at 15:53 (135013)

I have also noticed that the cool clear days in autumn are the best....its those damp days that affect me.

This morning an eight point buck decided to take on my car. He lost and so did my car. He charged into the drivers side and hooked up an antler on the mirror and whipped back and forth. Thank goodness I wasn't going to fast. He must have been feeling rather rambunxious to take on my vehicle. I've never had one do that before. It's mating season....it's got all the guys a little jumpy.

marie

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nancy s. on 10/22/03 at 16:06 (135014)

whoa, an eight-point buck! (actually, i know nothing about buck points, but it sounds like a lot, ha). i'm sorry he lost, sorry your vehicle lost, but happy you won. you did win, right? nothing missing from your person?

nancy
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Aly on 10/22/03 at 16:11 (135015)

Egad, I'm glad you're ok! Poor car, poor buck! :P

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Rick R on 10/22/03 at 16:21 (135020)

That's what you get for trying to pass the buck. Sorry, had to do it, I have no control.

Rick

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Pauline on 10/22/03 at 16:32 (135021)

Sounds awful Marie. Do you think he was insured? Unfortunately its going to cost you a lot more Bucks to get your car is repaired. Luckily you were not injured.

Bow season must get them on the move. I think they know what's coming next.

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JudyS on 10/22/03 at 16:35 (135022)

Marie - I guess the buck stopped at your car......

(glad you're ok)

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marie on 10/22/03 at 16:36 (135023)

That's ok it's over now and I can chuckle a little myself. Yes I'm ok. But he took out the drivers side of my 2003 Tracker. I'm sure his neck was snapped but we couldn't find him as he ran into the corn field and it was dark.

I hope he died quickly. Hate to think of an animal suffering. It's bow season and mating season so the deer are on the run. I counted 3 doe's on the side of the road on the way back to work in my son's car.

thanks, marie

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marie on 10/22/03 at 16:39 (135025)

nancy,

an eight point is a hunter's dream. All my high school boys were headed to look for him with their bows after school. One to finish him off if he's wounded and two they want his antlers.

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Aly on 10/22/03 at 16:43 (135026)

Oh, Rick, that's awful! :p

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Suzanne D. on 10/22/03 at 16:46 (135029)

Oh, Marie, I know how you feel! (Although that whipping back and forth must have been very scary - worse than my experiences.) Three years ago this month, I hit a deer about a mile from home. He bounded away, but my car had considerable damage. About 19 years ago, I hit a deer on the way to school. It also got up and ran off.

Both incidents have 'stories' to go with them. When I hit the deer many years ago, I called home to tell my husband after I got to school. My then three year old daughter was quite upset with me when I got home that evening. She was convinced I hurt Rudolph (That incident was in November.) and would hardly speak to me for days!

The same daughter three years ago had out-patient foot surgery and was quite 'goofy' for several hours afterwards because of the anesthetic. My younger daughter had a new orange jacket, and she and I were going down to the corner store that evening when the one that had the surgery quipped, 'You look like a deer hunter in that jacket! Go out and get a deer!'

And we did, almost.

Hope your car doesn't need TOO much work!

Suzanne :)

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Suzanne D. on 10/22/03 at 17:25 (135038)

Necee, autumn is my favorite season. I would have loved to have been on that walk with you! (Of course then it might not have been as peaceful as I would have been talking too much!)

Suzanne :)

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Suzanne D. on 10/22/03 at 17:27 (135039)

Rick, Pauline, Judy ~ I guess we just have to 'buck up' in tough times, don't we?! :) (not as funny as your posts, but had to join in...)

Suzanne

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JudyS on 10/22/03 at 17:50 (135044)

Suzanne - I wonder if Marie's deer had buck teeth......:(PIPE)

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marie on 10/22/03 at 17:55 (135046)

I think they were crunched teeth after he hit my window. I can still hear the bones snapping.....ewwwww....ewwww, YUK. Gives me the hebee geebes.

marie

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Carole C in NOLA on 10/22/03 at 18:34 (135055)

Necee, I am so glad that your walk was like that! Your post was beautifully written, and I almost feel like I was with you after reading it.

My walk was really nice too, but then things went downhill. I'm putting that in a separate thread.

Did you hear that we're getting a blue norther this weekend? More cool weather, or maybe even cold. I am so looking forward to that. :)

Carole C

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nancy s. on 10/22/03 at 18:43 (135062)

you all are making me hysterical. stop it. i have to buckle down and work on a profit and loss statement.

nancy

p.s. i hope that deer left this world quickly. i can't stand animal suffering either.

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Carole C in NOLA on 10/22/03 at 19:02 (135067)

A profit and loss statement? That sounds too boring. Go for the hysteria! :)

CArole C

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nancy s. on 10/22/03 at 19:16 (135068)

you're right, it IS too boring. the heck with it. i'll just read this thread again.

nancy
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JudyS on 10/22/03 at 19:18 (135070)

Nancy - hope the bucks add up well in your P & L work.......

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Carole C in NOLA on 10/22/03 at 19:38 (135073)

Hurray! Nancy moves a step up in the universal order of things. There's more to life than profit and loss statements! Especially after dinner. You can only look at profit and loss statements after dinner, if that is something you've been dying to do all day but couldn't. It's an unwritten rule of life. (grin)

Carole C

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marie on 10/22/03 at 20:15 (135078)

Ok...you guys are killing me...oh sorry that's what I did to the deer. LOL.

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nancy s. on 10/22/03 at 20:30 (135081)

ok then, i did put it off till tomorrow morning, how's that? before or after breakfast?

let us hope the bucks don't add up to too much so that our self-employed uninsured selves in my house can pass the test at the medical center for help with medical bills. the night in the ER, the gallbladder operation, and the surrounding tests cost about twice our yearly income!

nancy
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Carole C in NOLA on 10/22/03 at 21:11 (135089)

After breakfast, of course! Breakfast is a zen like moment of transition between the land of dreams and profit and loss statements.

Medical bills can sure mount up! My gallbladder operation, ER, etc., in 1993 cost over $23,000 and I'm sure it's probably staggeringly expensive now. I do hope that you can pass the test for help with your medical bills! If I was the one making the decision, I'd move the working uninsured like you to the front of the line (and you're the nicest so you'd be first).

I've heard that buying insurance privately costs $200-$300/month for a healthy person of 55 these days. Is that correct? That is not easy for anyone to afford.

Carole C

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nancy s. on 10/22/03 at 21:58 (135093)

oh carole, i wish. the very cheapest health insurance available for the self-employed here in maine is now at about $900 per month for the two of us. actually, my husband read in the paper a few days ago that it's gone up -- he saw a chart -- but couldn't find it again tonight when he told me about it. that's more than a house mortgage payment. if we could afford two homes, well i guess we'd be getting health insurance.

thanks for moving me to the front of the line! that never happens to me! very nice of you indeed.

nancy
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Carole C in NOLA on 10/22/03 at 23:08 (135099)

My gosh! I am in shock. I had no idea it was that much. I was wondering because they don't advertise the price.

Can you imagine ads on TV like this? 'Get Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance! From now until next Saturday, get a policy for only 159.95/month and we will equal or beat any other health insurance quote you bring in! Hurry. If you call in the next 60 minutes, your spouse and kids will be insured FREE. Here's how to order.'

Nope, no way. Won't happen. Obviously that was a crazy idea! Ever get the feeling that we're in the wrong business(s)? Despite PF I have cost Blue Cross, Blue Shield an average of about $100/year for the past four years. Let's see. I'm half asleep but I think I can work this out. If I was self employed, they'd have made 10700% per year on their investment in my case. I'd like to make that much on my 401K this year, please. LOL

Carole C

Re: AN EIGHT POINT BUCK IS WHAT WE WOULD CALL A SPIKE HERE !!!

Necee on 10/22/03 at 23:41 (135101)

All the comments about that eight point buck really amused me, see....that is considered small here in Texas.
In the Texas hill country you would see more 10-18 point bucks.
Everyone has Ranchhand bumpers put on their vehicles, because of so many accidents involving deer.
Glad that things weren't worse Marie

Happy trails...

Necee

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nancy s. on 10/23/03 at 08:08 (135115)

necee, 10-18 point bucks?? this is quite the competition we have going here. can anyone top necee's entry? i'd like 500,000 bucks myself.

nancy
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john h on 10/23/03 at 10:56 (135147)

I think Medicare is a very good program. Choose your own Doctor. See your on Specialist. Most Doctors participate. This year the cost per month is $65.00, You have a $100 deduct each year and are responsible for 20% of cost for which most people buy a supplimental policy (not cheap). The chinc in medicare is prescription drugs as they are not covered and it is the elderly that by far and away who are most in need of medications. There are some alternate Medicare programs where you do not have Doctor choice, must be referred to a specialist,et. Some of these may even offer drugs but these programs are not really that popular. Sort of like Managed Care. Some of the really great insurance programs have been some of the Union programs put in place such as GM or some of the other large corporations. The Public Federal Employees have excellent insurance programs. People such as Congressmen,etc fall under these. Strangely Military people are not elgible for this program. Military retirees go under the Medicare Program at age 65 but do have an insurance program from the time they retire until they go under Medicare. One of the reasons I selected the Military as a career was the chance at early retirement and the medical benefits. It sure was not for the big pay. Military health care is so so depending upon where you are. You have to wait a long time at the Base Hospitals to see a Doctor and they do not have many specialist. You may be referred to a specialist in the local community. I suffered an eye injury in northern Thailand on the border of Laos. Had to go to a hospital south of Bankok for surgery. Guy next to me in the ward had some sort of knee surgery. Every day they came in to bend his knee as he screamed in pain. It would scare the h--- out of me. I decided I never wanted a knee injury after a few days of this.

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nancy s. on 10/23/03 at 11:08 (135150)

remember salina in hawaii, whose husband was in the military there? she was having a terrible time getting good treatment for her pf. i really felt for her; she had a very bad case. i often wonder how she ultimately made out and if she's ok now.

nancy
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marie on 10/23/03 at 15:22 (135177)

Oh yes we get ten and twelve points but not to often. We have a much higher population of hunters out there, not to many make it past eight point. Once deer hunting season opens it's like the killing fields...unreal. It seems it doesn't matter how many hunters there are we are still experiencing a boom in population.

marie