Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Monday

I have been getting a number of questions on the cam replcement status.  Here's the scoop:

We are on a procurement freeze until 21 October.  After that, we can proceed with high priority purchase requests.  We'll do out best to get the cam and the tree service in there.  NCTC is also facing, along with the rest of the federal government a potential 8.5% across the board budget cut due to the pending sequestration.  That has an impact on our budget priorities.

We'll keep our fingers crossed...  New thread.

156 comments:

glo said...

Feather for Michael Come on Michael soar on through this and be strong.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Thanks Glo!!!

glo said...

Gosh so many of our folks are facing such tremendously difficult times. Prayers continue for all concerned.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Eagle at White Rock calling out. Love it!

Judie said...

Continued prayers for all in need.

So happy the news is good for your friends, Lowreeda.

Really nice to see Miss Megan here today.

Happy Birthday, Norma.

magpie said...

Thanks Steve.
Sequestation Cuts, I had to go look that up. I can understand how that could certainly affect the cam situation. And a lot of other things,
like jobs:
hope no job cuts !!!

Remember some of us but NORMA AT THE TOP OF THE LIST HAS ALWAYS OFFERED TO PAY YOU FOR HER TO WORK THERE !

Appreciate any and everything you and your associates can do there for what's on our Wish List



magpie said...

SequestRation. ooops

Yes, I agree Judie, sure was nice to see that flower avatar and that ever-friendly moniker when Megan passed on through earlier

magpie said...

Thinking of Jo and Ed and Michael and the Family Lennox

and Linda and Dennis, daggone it, things did not go as planned with that procedure

and also Janet's Tom, biopsy today


NatureNut said...

Hello, Monday, Tuesday!
Jo & Ed, have a safe trip to Balmer.
Hope they fix up Dennis ASAP!
One of our naturalist interns took out a group of high school students
today on pontoon boat. She saw two juvie bald eagles in trees next to River!!!She said she sees one of them a lot! Hope that's a good sign.(Hope some leaves fall in all the right places ☺)

magpie said...

Judye trucking up the coast to SC, and everyone's pretty much got something going on

Best Wisehs on all that...

workday ends for me pretty soon, will see waht's happenin' later on

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES ONCE AGAIN TO DEAR NORMA, QUEEN OF THE ONE-LINER POSTS AND ALWAYS A SOURCE OF ENORMOUS SUNSHINE ☼

magpie said...

Hey Lo

GREAT news regarding YOUR friends !

magpie said...

Kinda weird
All the towhees had left, so I thought, not I am hearing at lest one or two again...at my brother in law's.


magpie said...

holey moley my posts are full of typos LOL almost typed "tupos"

magpie said...

This day hereabout has turned out beautiful...
weather-wise

hope all our other things match up with this sunshine and nice temperatures

xoxo
ttfn

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

Have been SOOOO busy here that I haven't had a chance to post much!
Have been praying nonstop for our many crucial situations, though. That's the good thing about prayer--you can ALWAYS do that, even while doing other stuff!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NORMA!!!! Hope your day is FANTASTIC!!!

So glad to hear some good news reports!

Prayers, Lynne2, for Bro Cat to return to his NEW home!!! Or, for you to find him nearby. Such a worry!!!

Have much to accomplish today, so gotta run, but know that I am thinking of and praying for all of you! I love each and every one of you! (Emma says hello to you!)
I ♥ us!!

Eagle-Eyed's Sissy said...

Good afternoon everyone!! Many prayers for Michael and Jo and the family. Hope everyone is doing okay.

Happy birthday to our very own Normabyrd! I sure do miss her!

glo said...

I miss Normabyrd tooIf you do get to talk to her tell her Glo says Hi also. I so enjoyed that lady.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

I just talked to our Normabyrd. She said she misses everybody too and that I made her day by calling. She is getting pretty forgetful. :( I told her we would make sure she was at our next gathering, that we all missed her so much.

magpie said...

Of course it made Norma's Day, Sharon...you have been true blue in keeping in touch with her and sharing with us
Thank You !
I got my card it the mail LATE...it always gets me with this federal and mail holiday right at the same time, AND, I get forgetful too !!

(( Evening Hugs ))

Thinking of Jo and all the Family Lennox ♥

and all of YOU too

magpie said...

I'm wondering about Lynne2's
Brother Cat....did he come home...
hope so !

freeze warning coming up for places just a little West of here....
The "Potomac Highlands...."
Things will really brighten up in the trees THEN.
daylight amounts has a large effect on that also,
it's a chlorophyll thing

magpie said...

two "deets" at The Snowman Cam,
but I was hoping to see Bears !

Lolly said...

It was fun seeing the bears last night!

Worked in the yard today and harvested pecans. Not the biggest crop ever but the most we have had in several years.

I need to think of something for dinner, any suggestions? lol

stronghunter said...

Hello all,

Thanks, Steve, for the update. Keeping my fingers crossed that we will be able to get a new cam soon.

Missing Norma, too.

Got my do done this morning. Was nice to do that and a little shopping.

Talked to one of the contractors today. When I told him the name of the insurance company, he was not pleased. Has has issues with them before. Oh my.

stronghunter said...

Going to check the snowman cam.

magpie said...

Time for a Meeting, then on out to The Big House....
might be returning to Magpie's Roost for real before Thanksgiving...time will tell, but it's starting to look that way.
It's been a fun run....love the solitude! And NO Bowling Balls out there !

Love to all of you, Precious Pals
xoxo ♥

magpie said...

Shirley, I was thinking about you, glad to see You !
and, Oh My.....hope things go OK with the contractor and the insurance company...you can drop the hint that you have many friends with Eagle Canes !
Who like to travel where needed ! ☺

magpie said...

God Bless Us, Every One xoxo

ttfn ♥

Hoda said...

PRAYERS continue.

Safe trip JUDYE

The health situation is really complicated on our blog and I wish everyone invovled sees some healing and comfort.

Keep us posted JANET, LINDA, JO, and DANA...SANDI I have not forgotten about your MOM and THELMA'S BIL also...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORMA.

You will be fine in your roost when you return MARGY...I am sure of it...you make it a good situation wherever you are.

LOLLY glad the tooth is better and no I have no suggestions for supper but I am sure you came up with something already...after yoga I will have a spinach omlette again...2nd one in four days!!!

SHIRLEY not pleased that the contractor has had bad experiences with the inusrance company. They really do need to fix the holes it is not getting any warmer out there.

It was good to read MEGAN on here and it has been a while since we heard from C/A

I am off to yoga so stay well everyone and PRAYERS and GOD BLESS.

Janet said...

Good evening all.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NORMA!!!

The biopsy went well. We were in and out of the doc office in about an hour. He's tolerated foods and all well and only seemingly mild discomfort. We won't know the results of the biopsy for 2 to 3 weeks.....so its a waiting game now....and again, I refuse to give any outcome any energy other than everything is fine! Thanks for all your thoughts and energy today!!!

Been a quiet day around here....watching the birds at the feeder. Had a visit from a chipmunk today! soooooo cute. The chickadees are cute, fussing at us as we go in and out of the front door.

Hoping everyone is doing well this evening.

Janet said...

Oh, Thanks for the new thread Steve and for the update! :)

Mema Jo said...

Christine just updated the Caring Bridge

Hello-
Sorry for being short with my posts earlier I just wanted to make sure how the surgery went and all. I want to thank you all for your prayers and continued support for my father and our family. It means so much to us all and I know it would mean so much to my father. I got a phone call this morning from the neurosurgeon that they wanted to perform a partial crainotomy. Dad was taken into surgery around 7:30 and was out and in his room by 11:30. They opened the skull and removed the left side. They were able to flush out the brain and then closed him up. His part of the skull that was removed is saved in a bone bank until he is ready to have it put in which could be 6 weeks up to a year. He came out of the surgery and went directly to a CT to see if the swelling had gone down and if there was enough room for swelling which there is pleanty of room now. I was with him when he came out of surgery. He was opening his eyes but very groggy. The doctors and nurses do think he very much hears us they just do not know yet if he understand what we are saying. He is very alert when he hears voices he opens his eyes and looks at you purposfully. The doctors hopes are from teh surgery that he will regain movement of his right side which he has not moved in several days now. It is obvious he can feel on that side because if he has pain on that side he will reach for it. He just can't move his arm or leg. The doctors kept him pretty sedated today to keep him calm to let him heal and relax from the surgery. They hope to switch him back to the lower sedation medication tomorrow as long as he continues to do well. The doctors did decide today that they will do surgery hopefully tomorrow to give him a temporary tracheotomy and a PEG (feeding tube directly in his stomach). The reason for these two procedures is that it will give my Dad more comfort. At this time he is only to have family visitors. Like I said thank you all for your support and as soon as he can have visitors I will let you all know. For now he can get mail at the hospital and he is recieving some. Let's continue to pray for this is going to be a long road ahead for my Dad

Thanks! Christine

Mema Jo said...

I know you all are with the Caring Bridge - it is just that you are used to morning or mid-day reports.

We headed up out of Baltimore around 6:30. It is so dark outside - I don't really like night time driving any more.

I am praying that today's procedure helps Michael's recovery. It just amazes me with medical teams can accomplish and that they know just when to do what! ♥

Mema Jo said...

Steve, thanks for the update and here's hoping we at least get our old cam up/running!

JudyE said...

I am at the hotel I am staying at Mountain High Lodge I googled it looks centeral located for all the waterfalls

Mema Jo said...

Happy that you will be taking pictures.... I love waterfalls, Judy!

Sandi said...

Evening all - just popping in for a second - swamped with school work all of a sudden!

Prayers continue for Michael's progress - that the surgery today and relieving the swelling allow him to regain the use of his right side. As the custodian at my school told me about my mom, "If you worry, don't pray and if you pray, don't worry!" So, i am not worrying, I'm praying!!!

Prayers also for Linda's Dennis that the docs are able to fix whatever was damaged during yesterday's surgery and that his is able to start on the road to recovery.

No news from Lynne2 about Brother Cat. Hope he made it home. We are really having a time with Bandit lately - peeing and pooping in the house every day, sometimes more than once a day. Don't know if it's because of the dementia or the kidney stones, just know that I am not happy about working all day and then coming home to cleaning up messes and washing rugs! Also not happy about more vet bills when there isn't anything that can be done about the dementia and we have already decided not to have surgery to remove the stones.

Exhausted - off to bath and bed for me. Goodnight!

Mema Jo said...

Night Sandi

I have also run out of energy - Heading in to my favorite chair... I know I am missing the Terrific Tues TV shows :(

Prayers for all - especially Dennis and Linda and all others in need!

Good night ----- I Love Us ♥

JudyE said...

good night one and all long daY 600 MILES

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

For those who haven't been to Caring Bridge:
Hello-

Sorry for being short with my posts earlier I just wanted to make sure how the surgery went and all. I want to thank you all for your prayers and continued support for my father and our family. It means so much to us all and I know it would mean so much to my father. I got a phone call this morning from the neurosurgeon that they wanted to perform a partial craniotomy. Dad was taken into surgery around 7:30 and was out and in his room by 11:30. They opened the skull and removed the left side. They were able to flush out the brain and then closed him up. His part of the skull that was removed is saved in a bone bank until he is ready to have it put in which could be 6 weeks up to a year. He came out of the surgery and went directly to a CT to see if the swelling had gone down and if there was enough room for swelling which there is plenty of room now. I was with him when he came out of surgery. He was opening his eyes but very groggy. The doctors and nurses do think he very much hears us they just do not know yet if he understand what we are saying. He is very alert when he hears voices he opens his eyes and looks at you purposefully. The doctors hopes are from the surgery that he will regain movement of his right side which he has not moved in several days now. It is obvious he can feel on that side because if he has pain on that side he will reach for it. He just can't move his arm or leg. The doctors kept him pretty sedated today to keep him calm to let him heal and relax from the surgery. They hope to switch him back to the lower sedation medication tomorrow as long as he continues to do well. The doctors did decide today that they will do surgery hopefully tomorrow to give him a temporary tracheotomy and a PEG (feeding tube directly in his stomach). The reason for these two procedures is that it will give my Dad more comfort. At this time he is only to have family visitors. Like I said thank you all for your support and as soon as he can have visitors I will let you all know. For now he can get mail at the hospital and he is receiving some. Let's continue to pray for this is going to be a long road ahead for my Dad

Thanks!

Linda said...

Good Evening Eagle Friends!

I am without sleep since Sunday night, so bear with me...

Sharon - Thank you for posting my update for me. I just couldn't do more than a text today. Too much was going on...

I will try to explain more later, but this thing with Dennis and removal of a small section of bladder cancer tumors has turned into a calamity of errors.

The damage done by the first surgeon was not able to be repaired by the second surgeon this evening. Tomorrow, Dennis will have to face another procedure under x-ray and twilight sedation to try and put in a stent from the side with an incision there. The chances of this one working should be better, but more to deal with.

Meanwhile, he is still pretty uncomfortable and not ridding himself of fluids, which is not good.

I did come home tonight to take care of things here and to get a good night's sleep. I will head back tomorrow in the hopes that we get some good news tomorrow.

Linda said...

I have briefly looked through the blog and love and care for each one of you. I'm just too tired to get through the postings.

Jo - Praying fervently for Michael and for you and your family through this extremely difficult time. It must be so very hard for you and the family.

Thinking of you all and keeping you close in heart as I know you are my prayer warriors if tough times!! Amazing!!

Love you all

Night xoxo

magpie said...

May there be Peace and Comfort through the night for all,
Michael
Dennis
Janet's Tom...
..and their familes...
and to so many more..

Steady as she goes, this ship we ride upon, may the waters be still and the journey glorious


Got tagged for 4 am start to my dayshift, must go dent the pillows now

Hoda, thank you for your kind words, I appreciate your encouragement...

Prayers for Wellness
God Bless Us, Every One
xoxoxo

magpie said...
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Lolly said...

Linda, prayers are with Dennis. Know it is very frustrating when things do not go as planned, especially when it is errors!

Have been over dosing on TV the last two nights. Catching up on all the programs I missed while we were gone..Grey's, PP and Castle. Think I have caught up now. Getting a lot of knitting done.

Lolly said...

Have to tell you about a text I got this evening. At 8:10 I got "Good night, Grandmommy." Think I am going to like Joseph having a phone.☺

Hoda said...

I am glad to see JO on here looked for her on FB but missed her posts. Goodnight MEMA JO love you.

Prayers are on going.♥

Goodnight.

Lolly said...

It's that time of day!

Night all! Prayers for Jo, Michael, Dennis, Kay and last but not least Brother Cat.

SED!!!!!

Costume Lady said...

We got a lot done today...storage trailer is completely cleared out and ready for the final dismantle.
4 40 yr. old trees cut down, stil much to be done:(

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
PRAYERS FOR ALL♥

Lori said...

Good morning eagle pals!

LINDA, so sorry about the problems with Dennnis' surgery. My mother once had surgery where they knicked her kidney, but all came out well in the end. No problems. I know it's scary! Hope you get some rest and Dennis is doing better today. ♥

JO, happy to hear you are making YOUR appointments and taking care of yourself. Prayers for Michael and his progress after yesterday's surgery. Big hugs!

I had to make a bunch of appointments myself yesterday. They're coming to the house today to set up the sleep machine, CPAP. I have a stomach emptying test next Tuesday, and a colonoscopy (yuck) in December.

Lori said...

SANDI, I love that saying about if you pray, don't worry...great advice!

MARGY, glad to hear all is going well with the big house though I know you will miss it!

SHARON, what is the link to White Rock eagle nest? I need a fix!

Lori said...

WANDA, be careful that you and Gene don't do too much, but glad you're getting some things done you wanted to do. Sounds like hard work!

GLO, special treats for Dex this morning, and for DANAMO's FLYING LABS! Can't forget NICK, EMMA, RILEY, SHARON & THELMA's brood, FLASH, LUNA and all the rest.

DanaMo said...

Good morning! Wednesday...Thanks for the treat Lori. Frisbee needs extra. He is so confused that Aric is gone again. Poor baby has been waking me up the past couple of nights. Maybe it's poor me. I hope he adjusts soon.

DanaMo said...

Chemo yesterday for dad. No issues at this point. Seems to be tolerating it well and the drug he had yesterday apparently doesn't have the side affects that the other one has. He continues to be positive. Which I know is half the battle.

I like it, if you pray don't worry. Perfect!

Prayers for everyone continue.

Sandi said...

Good foggy Wednesday morning my eagle freinds! One hour school delay for me - YAY!

Prayers continue for Michael and for Dennis.

Dana, glad to hear your dad is tolerating the chemo OK - 2 weeks down, 7 to go!

Gotta hop on FB - today is older son's and duaghter-in-law's 2nd anniversary and the 34th birthday of the son of one of my BFFs, so I have some good wishes to send.

Make it a great day all! Remember, if you pray, don't worry!

Janet said...

Morning all.

Tuesday was a quiet day and quiet night around here. Tom did very well....sat around, watched tv and just took it easy.

I did much the same, a few more things, but just because I can't stand to sit still.

4 massagest today; starting @ 8 a.m. My Franklin, TN crew.

6:15 and we are off and running!

Have a great day; light, love, healing and comfort for all in need...

glo said...

Good morning all. Dex enjoys each and every extra treat he can get so Thanks Lori. Happy to read Dana's dad is doing well with chemo. Prayers continue for all. Our list remains long and we trust in our prayers to bring healing and comfort to those who are ill and those who are caretakers and loved ones. HAGD all. Tomorrow I am doing the Staff Christmas Card for the Animal Clinic. Don't tell anyone but I am "nervous".

Lori said...

Glo "Oh GREAT photographer" you have nothing to be nervous about. Your work is spectacular!

T-Bird said...

Good morning my eagle peeps.

Lolly said...

Good morning T-Bird....and all! Beautiful day here today.

I am enjoying having the house open! Love falling asleep listening to the outdoor. No owls yet!

Have already spilled coffee on my shirt...lovely.

Today birthday shopping for Joseph. Going to get hime ET movie and some clothes. He love Under Armor and it is so expensive. 12 years old and he is already acting like a teenager, but in good ways. He is mature. I love teens!

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Good morning my eagle budlets.

Thinking about and praying for everyone who needs it here.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

White Rock Eagle Cam

magpie said...

Good Morning Pleasant, Kind and Thoughful Eagle Pals


magpie said...

after setting all the alarm clocks, turning out the lights and climbing under the covers, work called and I did NOT have to go in 4 am today after all

magpie said...

Best Wishes for a Good Day,
Upbeat, Uplifting, Hopeful and Comforting on all fronts

magpie said...

going back to making dough...
wish I really COULD make dough, I could use something to eat right about now

(( All Day, All the Time Hugs ))

xoxo

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Update from Michael's Caring Bridge:

Wednesday October 9

Written 12 minutes ago

I just got off the phone with the surgeon that performed the temporary tracheotomy and PEG. She said that the surgery went well. He is now breathing through the temp trach. He will start using the feeding tube tomorrow. The nurse has not been with Dad yet this morning because of the surgery so I do not know any new information about his neuro exams and him responsiveness. I will post more information later. Continued prayers!

magpie said...

Thank You, Sharon
for bringing this over

Forever grateful for Christine's dedication towards keeping us up to the minute updated

Costume Lady said...

GOOD AFTERNOON...

Before I get too busy to comment on here, I wanted to say hello!

Yes, Margy, Christine has been a God-Send to Michael and the Lennox family...and us!
I have to wonder where she is staying and where Samantha and Izzy are...bless her heart, this must be so very hard on her~
Makes you wish you could chip in and help!

JudyE said...

Good afternoon one and all OWOW just came back from seeing 4 FALLS so pretty now gonna venture to downtown Highland to check it our pretty little town

stronghunter said...

Hi, cool day here this morning. I am hearing work being done next door and hoping to hear from my contractor today.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

There is an eagle at White Rock.

glo said...

Does anyone have a clue why if I load White Rock either cam I get sound for like 1 sec and then no more. Is this happening to all of you or am I a "special case" lol

Kay said...

Mega prayers being said for all in need. So grateful to you who are able to post the medical updates on Michael and Dennis for us !

LORI, I know the CPAP is going to help once you get used to using it. Good luck with all the other tests ! You are in the "over 50" health range---fun isn't it ? Ha, Ha ! NOT !!!

♥♥♥♥♥♥

magpie said...

Well, here's Jewels, standing right beside me!
that means I can leave soon, but I would rather be ON shift with her instead of passing like two ships in the night

Mema Jo said...

Christine and her family always stay down in Frederick at the other Mema's home. Same street as her mom and Patrick's mom. Samantha & Izzy are with them. The Red Cross got 19 days leave from the Army for Patrick. We are playing this all by ear. I am going down to visit Michael tomorrow with Christine. The anesthesia from surgery this morning is keeping him quiet and calm. They will try to wean his off sedation and just do pain medications. The feeding tube and the temp tracheotomy were the surgery this morning.

Going to dinner at Charlie/Susie's this evening! I love my family ♥

I'll try to be back later this evening and it not remember I LOVE US ♥

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Eagle at White Rock. Both are there but I only see 1. Loved watching it fly up to the nest. We need our cam so bad! I want Belle and Shep!! (Actually I want Lib and Belle but I'll take Belle and Shep).

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Then I got to see both of them fly away.

Lynne2 said...

Hi all.

So sorry to read of the problems with Dennis. So unfair!

Glad to see that things are going forward and well with Michael.

Lynne2 said...

I'm sorry to report that there has been no sign of Brother Cat. I've put out flyers in all the neighbors mailboxes, and we've still been looking.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

:( Lynne2.

JudyE said...

Hello and good evening folks wow been walking mostof the day I put four short video of falls from today on blog watER Falls I am missing on

DanaMo said...

Good evening.
Linda-were the errors with the recent surgery? (Last Tuesday?) or something from years ago? I sure hope the second surgery helps the situation. I am keeping him in my prayers.
Jo-Michael continues to be in my prayers as well.
Janet-Glad Tom is doing well and resting. That goes a long way.

Another day done. I hope the year improves with time. I do not like approaching each one wishing it for it to be over, but it sure is teaching me one day at a time. A lot of touching, poking, hitting and trying to be first in line. Gonna kill me this year. And of course with each time, parents yelling "bully". I know it's a real problem, but with these kinders it's not really malicious as much as it is no personal control!! I even had one mother tell me that when her child was at another preschool the when she asked the teacher if her son was making friends, the teacher told her there was no one worth being friends with in the class. I think my jaw dropped when the parent said this to me. Then she added she appreciated the teacher saying it! I'm sorry, every child has worth, EVERY single one! That child is someones heart and soul. How dare that teacher say that!!!
Okay enough of that soapbox. I hope I provided you with a little distraction from your every day! ;)

Costume Lady said...

GLO, I had the same problem as you...tried White Rock and got 1 second of sound and then was told to download "CHROME". I thought I had it, but would NOT re-do it. I usually DO NOT download anything to see a few seconds of something!
I am so "DOWNLOADED" I'm digging a hole and sometimes, can't get back out!

JudyE said...

Had a very nice dinner 1/3rack ribs now I need a nap gonna go see what on TV I dislike trying to find stuff when out of time I can never remember the channels my things are on that what I have a dvr for

glo said...

Wanda well it is a beautiful nest. I use Firefox and even tried iE but not too sure I want to download anything new. Guess I will watch a few clips on You tube.

Lolly said...

Good evening! Busy day today, got some shopping done and did some work in the yard. Ended the afternoon with a glass of wine on the front patio. Earlier while working on the stream I lost my footing and fell on to my bottom. Just sat down on the rocks...unplanned! And not hurt at all!!!!

Lynne, so sorry about Brother Cat. Did he have a collar on? Annie always has her collar and tags. I have suggested that Laurel to be sure PC has a collar and tags when they move. Tags returned a cat to us....two times. Also flyers helped one time. Crazy cats!

Lolly said...

I do not believe that I have mentioned that I am going to a retreat this weekend. Will be leaving Friday and home on Sunday. Really looking forward to a great time with good friends. You will not be hearing from me for two whole days!!!

magpie said...

We might experience Separation Anxiety Lolly, but I'll get all my Lolly post cards out and lay them out so I won't feel so sad
:)
xoxo Sounds like a good time coming up for you

JudyE, sounds like YOU are enjoying your make-believe retirement, yet I bet you miss that little Jordyn-Gal

magpie said...

DanaMo
thanks for sharing your school thoughts with us...
besides the teachers amongst us,
I think the rest of us can understand some of it in some small measure at least,
and I totally agree, what the teacher said is way out of bounds

Glad to hear you Dad is coming along okay....

xo

magpie said...

I hope Jo sees this:
I am having grilled cheese sammich
and tomato soup for supper, and it's ready NOW
so ttfn while I chomp down

Thinking of all, with (( Hugs ))

magpie said...

while it's cooling down:

Lynne2 - I am so sorry Brother Cat has not returned...I am hoping he will surprise you and return home very soon


I don't have "but a millisecond" of sound at White Rock either, but what beautiful views, close up and wide angle...if there are computer upgrades I need to do, it will be
awhile happenin', but I enjoy reading what other people say

Mema Jo said...

Linda, I am so thinking of you and Dennis! I know things can happen but I sure wish it didn't happen to two very caring people!

Lori - Best of luck with your Sleep machine - does it play a lullaby ♥
Just joking! How is the quilting?

Glo Seems that Dex is doing well! Thank you for all your sweet comments about this Tough Old Bird.

Lynne - I just know that brother cat is going back home - I don't like lost cats - I worry about them. Good luck finding him ♥

magpie said...

Bravo on the Red Cross for those 19 days for Patrick and Christine...
I know they will need and want longer, but these days NOW are precious for all involved, for them to be with Michael

Glo: I hope the picture-taking for the Shelter Christmas cards was not too nervous...I'm sure you did splendidly!

ttfn
stomach is roaring, supper is ready
xoxo

magpie said...

Howdy there Tough Old Bird!
It brings us warmth and comfort when you are here with us
xo

Lolly said...

lol Margy! I am sure you will not miss me....I'll be back before you know it!☺

We are thinking about going to the Big Texas State Fair Monday. We have not been in years! Always traveling. That should be fun!

Mema Jo said...

I was going to watch Criminal Minds BUT I don't like this serial killers methods........ I sometimes dream and I don't need yucky dreams...

I have scheduled all my appointments and on Nov 8 I will sit with the surgeon and listen to his plans.....

If I don't return to say Good Night to you lovely friends - It means I have gone to bed in order to get up early. Christine & Susie & I are headed to Baltimore. Jenny was there today. I hope Michael soon opens his eyes and smiles at us.
I LOVE US ♥

Lolly said...

Lori, I think you are going to enjoy getting a good night's sleep. I know that Joey is feeling so much better and Laurel loves it! No more snoring!!!! He snored LOUD! Laurel wore earplugs and sometimes slept in another room.

Lolly said...

I hope Michael opens his eyes and smiles at you, too, Jo!! That will be my special prayer tonight.

Glad you have your appointments set up, Jo. Love you! Love us!

JudyE said...

odd I put abunch of pic on facebnook but when i go on the album it doesn' tshow all 134 I was haaving issues with uploading in two seqments not by choice

JudyE said...

WANDA I am in Highlands NC and the falls all 4 are on 64 within 9 miles of the hotel

JudyE said...

BLESS THIS NEST AND ALL WHO WATCH IT
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle"

Hoda said...

Very glad to know JO made appointments and so THANK YOU JO.

Have not seen a post by LINDA today prayers continue.

DANA glad your DAD is tolerating the teratment and of course on going prayers not worry...right!

Have not seen SHIRLEY today either.

LYNNE sorry you have yet to locate BRO CAT. Flyers a very good idea.

Enjoy the retreat LOLLY will miss you on the weekend.

JUDYE thanks for your posts and for the videos.

JANET so glad that TOM had a calm time of it and healing prayers ongoing.

LORI pleased about the machine too and I hope you have a rested sleep.

I have a bit of a head cold and working on healing from it and yet I went to yoga today and felt really good about it.

Had some issues with my iphone not texting through phone rather using email...it finally got resolved today and it took the tech an hour and a half...they wanted me to do it on my own and Apple thought I should pay them 35 dollars for the service I out an out refused. Their equipment is faulty and I do not see why I have to pay...the Phone company agent did it for free.Phoning them and getting their advice and I did not have to pay.

PRAYERS FOR MICHAEL and his on going healing.

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

Praying nonstop for the many medical issues here! Hoping for complete healing for those who need it.

Lynne2, sorry to hear that Bro Cat is still missing. Hope he turns up soon!! Prayers for his safety!!

Hoda, hope you get rid of the cold very, very soon!

Lolly, enjoy the retreat! I'll miss you too!!

Miss Emma is feeling fine, and eating well, I am happy to report!
She says, "Woof, woof!" to everyone.

I'm pretty tired tonight, so going to call it a day a bit earlier than usual. Prayers have been said for everyone here, for every creature, and for all our furbabies. The porch light is on, and both security systems are enabled. Sleep tight, with SED. God bless, and goodnight. Love all of you!!!
♥♥Missing Lynn♥♥
♥♥Carolyn & Christie♥♥
I ♥ us!!!!

magpie said...

G'Night Precious Pals...
Thinking of all SEEN and UNSEEN Pals,
Prayers for Wellness, with a Capital P and a Capital W !

Good, Jo...everything you said...

God Bless Us, Every One
xoxo

Lolly said...

Toes are polished...pedicure and a manicure tonight. Hair beautified tomorrow morning. On a roll here!

Andy, you are turning in early!! lol In fact I think a lot of folks are turning in much earlier than in the old days. We used to chat up a storm at night. I miss that!!

Off to pop some popcorn and think I will talk my hubby into a
G & T. Back to say good night!

Hoda said...

Goodnight

PRAYERS♥

Linda said...

Another exhausting day for me.....

Dennis is still in the hospital today because the procedure they went in to do today was unsuccessful. I really don't understand what is going on, but it had something to do with needing more sensitive equipment and a different x-ray room to do this procedure.

They were going to try again later this afternoon, but had a couple emergencies with trauma patients and Dennis had to be pushed to tomorrow's schedule. Dennis said they use that same equipment to do vascular and angioplasty procedures, so that would make sense.

I am just so disappointed that all this is happening and that we just can't seem to get a break here. I am doing my best to trust God and know without a doubt that He is in control here. It is a struggle, for sure!

So back to the hospital I will go again tomorrow. This hospital is just about 1.5 hours from our home, so it is a lot of driving, too!

I'm praying that tomorrow's procedure will finally give Dennis relief and that he will be able to come home to heal the rest of the way!

DMo - This "mistake" was done Monday when Dennis had an outpatient surgery to remove bladder cancer tumors.

Linda said...

I do check in on Michael's status and am praying for him Jo. It is so heart breaking to see you have to go through this.

Being free from the collar and now from the tube in his mouth and throat will hopefully help you both. I know how hard it is to watch your loved one for days and days on a ventilator, with all that tape and unable to move much, and unable to see their full face, touch it and wish for a gesture.

Praying you will get a smile tomorrow and that somehow he feels that freedom. May God Bless Michael and heal his brain injury and bring him to complete recovery in miraculous ways.

Linda said...

Lynne2 - So sorry Brother Cat is missing. I do hope you find him soon. Have you tried going back to your old abode? It is amazing how many times they find their way back to what they have always known as home.

I must get some rest as I am totally exhausted once again!

Keeping you all in my prayers.........

Night
xoxo

stronghunter said...


Good night my friends. Have not read back very far, but glad to see that Jo has her appointments and hoping that Brother Cat returns soon.

Thinking about Linda and Dennis, too.

Oh my goodness, Dana. What a thing for a teacher to say. I agree with you. Wow.

Lolly said...

(((Hugs))) for you, Linda. Feel your frustration!! Prayers for Dennis!

Heading to bed now.

SED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Costume Lady said...

JUDY, you are finding some beautiful waterfalls...I love them too, ever since I was a little girl.

LORI, hope for blessed sleep for you with your new machine.

I agree, sounds like BROTHER CAT may be headed back to his furr ball home. Hope you find him, Lynne.

LINDA, I am feeling so sorry for Dennis and his NIGHTMARE FROM HELL surgery, and for all that you have been going through. Prayers♥

Sounds like DanaMo's dad is doing as well as GG did with her chemo.
Her tumor was near her spine. That was 12 years ago.

Mema Jo, prayers for Michael and your family.


Good night dear friends...love and prayers for all

DanaMo said...

Good morning
Linda-I am so sorry to hear of the mistake on Monday's surgery. Can't imagine how difficult that was to handle and now it sounds like it has lead to all kinds of other difficulties. Praying for Dennis and for you and of course the surgeons who will be doing the procedure today.

Glad this week is winding down.
Lolly-Have a great retreat this weekend. My Adam is on Kairos retreat right now with the senior class.They left last night and return on Saturday night. Woke up thinking about him, of course that might be because Boomer was stepping all over me and he usually sleeps with Adam.

Annemarie got her braces on Tuesday and Wednesday morning woke up with a bracket in her mouth loose. Guess it wasn't on good enough. We had an appointment to go back anyway for the wire.

One more day in class and field trip to the pumpkin patch tomorrow.

Prayers for Michael, Jo, Dennis, Tom, for Bro. Kitty to return, my dad, Sandi's mom, Kay, wow....I know I'm missing someone...

DanaMo said...

@Wanda-my dad had stage 3 lung cancer 11 years ago. He is a tough one!

Sandi said...

Good Thursday morning Dana and all my eagle friends! Wow, really chilly this morning!

Prayers ...
for Michael
for Dennis
for Dana's dad
for complete recoveries.


And a prayer for Brother Cat's safe return.

I miss chatting with everyone but things are hoppin' at school and then there's the school work that comes home in the evenings.

Make it a great day all!

Sandi said...

Jo, sent you an email asking if you and Ed want/need some help with closing the Fenwick house up for the winter. Let me know - we would be happy to help!

Glad you have made your appointments! Hope you get that smile from Michael soon!

Lori said...

Good morning everyone!

Running late this morning and it's pretty busy here.

Slept well with the new sleep machine last night!

Prayers for Michael, JO, DENNIS and LINDA, DanaMO's Dad and SANDI's MOM, plus KAY for a pain free day! ♥

Lori said...

Forgive me, also praying for Bro Cat's safe return!

Lori said...

SHARON, thanks for the White Rock (?) eagle nest link!

T-Bird said...

Good morning my eagle peeps.

Lori said...

Good morning, THELMA! And, Buddy!

T-Bird said...

Memories of my loved ones make me a
"wealthy soul." The 8th was my Gramps' birthday, yesterday was my mother's birthday and the 13th will be my Grandmother's birthday. I am so privileged to have been a part of their lives and I know they watch over me today.

Janet said...

Thursday again. Good morning, all!

Was so tired after 4 outcalls yesterday and then taking Olivia ice skating, then dinner/dishes....that I took a shower, watched Survivor and went to bed. Today will be an easier day; massage envy. I have a couple of errands to run after work, then a quiet night!

It is chilly this morning, 39. Skies are clear and the air is cool. It is refreshing outside!

Tom and Olivia seem to be having a nice fall break. They spent yesterday making paper beads and making bracelets and such. Today they are making salt dough. I am glad that they are doing stuff like that. I was home when my older two were little and it was fun doing stuff like that. I am glad that Tom is making these memories with Olivia. He was out to sea when she was little and so there wasn't a lot of what he is doing now; memories, bonding, fun times. These memories are things that are precious.

Hope everyone has a super day. Keeping all close in heart and thought, sending healing energies, comfort and light to those in need...
Hugs n smiles!

Judie said...

Continued prayers for all who are in need, especially Michael and Dennis.

Lynne2, I'm sure you thought of this but have you put out something with Bro scent or yours on it? Perhaps he headed "home" and something with scent would lure him? I am so very sad for you.

Lori said...

JUDIE, so wonderful to see you this morning. How are you?

glo said...

Good morning all. Prayers continue for all the needs on our Blog. I have been awake since 4 am my time. The excitement/adrenaline has kicked in.My mind is spinning with "Don't forget to..., ideas of various set ups and cute posing ideas to try. This will be a fun but challenging photo shoot indeed and i have decided not everyone is going to like whatever photo the head Vet chooses because 90% are women and you know we all hate to have our pictures taken anyway LOL. There is always something wrong with 'my" fill in the blank. I will let you know how this goes HAGD everyone.

magpie said...

Good Morning Eagle Pals...

T-Bird...thinking of you with all those birthday anniversaries...
October is one of the busiest birthday months I know of !!!

and today is
Belle the Momster Belle's Birthday !! Happy Birthday to you on 10-11-12 !! Neat numbers !

xoxox ♥ ☺

magpie said...

Glo
I think I was a little confused, big surprise.....NOT...

I see it is the Vet's and not the Shelter for your pictures...

Good Luck and No Nervousness Allowed, you will do FINE !!!

magpie said...

oh my my my....the complications with Dennis are beyond imagination...
Best Wishes for Immediate Resolution and Repair, Linda I am so sorry about all this for both of you....

magpie said...

I heard Lori my favorite radio personality this morning ! ☺ ♪ ♫
that's a GREAT reason for being up at the hours she is on ☺
Lori
Best wishes with all your procedures, hope everything gets an A+

Linda said...

Good Morning.

Lori - Happy to hear you slept great with the CPAP. Sounds like you've been sleep deprived and could possibly help you with a lot of the things that have troubled you. I pray this continues to allow you to sleep good and feel refreshed each and every day!

DMo - I surely hope your Dad remains strong through all of this chemotherapy. What a trooper his is! Praying for him, your Mom and for YOU, too!

Hoping for some good news all around today.....for Brother Cat, for Michael.....for Dennis and for so many others here.

Have a Blessed Day!

magpie said...

okay so you all know that is

10-11-12

doesn't happen very often

magpie said...

Linda!
You're up and on the go already!
I hope your sleep was 100%.
(( Hugs ))

magpie said...

Must return to the dough factory now....

wishing Jo and her family a wonderful visiting day with Michael, and that the smile occurs TODAY !

and for all, Best Wishes in all that you have on YOUR Dance Cards...

xoxoxoxox ☺ ♥

Linda said...

Thank you ALL for all your prayers and well wishes for Dennis!!

I think I better get some more coffee. I not only had typo's......I think I must have lost my grammar knowledge.....

Hopefully you can make sense of what I was TRYING to say...

xoxo

magpie said...

We make sense out of all kinds of things here, Linda...including typos...Not to worry...
Please relax...if you can...

Lynne2 said...

Good grief Linda, how horrible that there are still setbacks with Dennis's what should have been an in and out procedure. GRRRRRRRRRRR. I'm hoping at the very least they get this all straightened out TODAY. I'll be praying HARD today for that.

Praying for Michael, Sandi's MOM, Dana's DAD, MEMA JO and everyone.

Glad Emma is back to her usual self, Lori's CPAP is working, and that Judy is seeing lots of waterfalls!

As for Brother, no sign yet. He had been trying to escape from the old house for about a month, before we even started packing things up in full force. And he succeeded but we were able to capture him right away. He's been restless, howling a lot. Skynyrd has been relentless in trying to get him and Joker to play which I think is part of the problem. He almost sliced himself in two trying to get out the glass louvers on the door of the sunporch. When Skynyrd showed up, right around the same time, Brother, who had been having episodes with IBD and getting depo injections every 3-4 weeks, suddenly didn't need them anymore, and was "buffing up". He hadn't looked so good since his recovery from the Great Disappearing Act of Memorial Day Weekend 2011. Then about a month or so ago, (exact times I'm not sure of because this all was happening during our own craziness) he started looking bad again, although his appetite has been good, and no depo needed. But he started trying to escape.

He has not been out, allowed or desired, since his big escape last year. So I knew SOMETHING was going on with him. Since he was otherwise fine, I had decided to wait until we were a bit settled here before taking him to the vet for exam and blood work, etc. and this past Tuesday was the day he was scheduled.

Our former home is 40something miles from here and while ANYTHING is possible, I cannot imagine he's trying to get back there.

And he is NOT wearing a collar. I have not had one on him since he became an indoor only cat last year. I know better. I give advice to people to protect their cats during and after a move all the time, and ID is the main thing. DUH.

In all of the years I've had him, he's disappeared a few times, more so when he was much younger, but never more than for 3 days. SO today is the 4th day. My gut feeling is that he was/is sick with something, maybe cancer, and due to the nature of his odd personality, he wanted to go off and die alone. I am still hopeful that he will come back, but with each passing day it seems more unlikely. There are things outside from his old home, and our scent is everywhere in the area as we are often out, and out with the dogs. The shed door is open with food in there. It's terrible, the not knowing what has happened. Worse than that IS knowing that Brother was so bound and determined to escape from the comfort and security of his home, and my love. That's a tough pill to swallow.

Well, I've got to get to work. I'll be praying for everyone and will try to sneak a peek later for some updates!

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Good morning. Latest update from Michael's Caring Bridge:

Thursday October 11
Written 1 minute ago
Anxious to visit with Dad and see all the changes that occurred yesterday. His surgery went well for his temporary tracheotomy and PEG. He also was able to get rid of several things. They took out his drain in his head that was to monitor the pressure. He had been stable since the partial craniotomy and had not drained any csf or had any pressure. They also removed his central lk necessary and arterial line and his Foley catheter. They are trying to wean him off sedation. The nurse this morning said in the night and this morning dad was able to follow commands intermittently. He was asked to stick out his tongue and he did!!! He still is not moving his right side. I am hopeful we are on the road to recovery.

magpie said...

Very much progress in this last report, Sharon

Thank You !!! fro bringing this over

Smile, today, Michael !!
Before, during, and AFTER Mom visits !!!

Mema Jo said...

Headed down the road - hoping for a Smile from Michel.
Oops! Good Morning my friends.

Will be on later this afternoon!

I LOVE US ♥

Lolly said...

Good morning! Time for me to get ready to get to the beauty shop.

Lynne, Bro Cat's story makes me think of Toby. He was our dog growing up. Toby was really my brothers dog but was Daddy's constant companion. He traveled all over our little town. Knew his way to Daddy's business, knew where Daddy drank coffee downtown. He rode to work with Daddy sitting up in the pickup. Everyone laughed saywing they expected to see Toby driving the truck one day. Then one day Toby left. Everyone told Daddy to not go looking for him. Toby had gone off to die. That is the desire of some animals. Bro Cat knew you loved him, but if he so desperately wanted out it was not because he did not love you.

magpie said...

I agree wtih Lolly, Lynne2....
about Brother Cat....

stronghunter said...

Yikes! Opened the back door this morning and a large spider was hanging there almost in my face.

This is the second time it's happened, but I did not open the door first time. Saw the spider through the window. Web looked like it was ready to catch HUMANS. Ambitious spider.

Still, yes still, working on finding a contractor. I think they might be leery of the insurance company. It seems there have been problems with this company.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

I am absolutely sure that we have one happy Mema Jo today!

Caring Bridge
Update from hospital
Written 1 minute ago
Mema, Suzie, Patrick and I are at the hospital. Dad looks very good. He has some swelling on the left side of his face. He looks like a chip monk. He is very alert and off sedation. He gave us all smiles and he winked at Mema. He is squeezing our hands and following our eyes. He is so purposefully today!

Costume Lady said...

BEST NEWS WE'VE HEARD IN A LONG WHILE!
KEEP UP THOSE PRAYERS~

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

I hear an eagle at White Rock.

stronghunter said...

Thanks for sharing the good news, Sharon.

stronghunter said...

Made progress on the contractors this morning. I did a bit of research on the three we have contacted, made a phone call and I think we can get work started on Monday.

That will be so nice.

Lolly said...

Yea, on the report. Jo, got a wink! How awesome is that!!! Yea, for Michael! Thanks be to God!!!

stronghunter said...

Sorry that Bro Cat has not yet returned, Lynne. I am sure he is not rejecting you. It just is the nature of cats to act this way, as I am sure you know.

Lynne2 said...

NEW THREAD

Lynne2 said...

and I got a feather!

JudyE said...

just checking in from a day of some retty good falls the was Really on big falls that had 5 differnt landings the very last one was kept up like the one with rails and steps this one had no structure around the water at all and looked like it conituned on but a very dangerous terterous climb

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO I DON'T HAve any graphic to put on :^( hope you had a stellar day

I posted videos on the blog Misc
TODAYS FALLS 5 SHORT VIDEO NONE LONGER THAT A MIN SHORT BUT SWEEET

JudyE said...

the thrird video is the best oh they all are nice

JudyE said...

I don't like the connection I am getting click on something and takes forever for response and I get that nast little mssge in yellow on bottom NOT RESPONDING NO DUH
and I think my fingers are finally use to the smalll key board

JudyE said...

I shoutn't complain at least my getting pics and video on facebook and I will put picon blog it just take one and a time with it PIA

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