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Saturday, February 02, 2019

When Hell Freezes Over

Blue Ocean is coming along, but slowly.  It's about 10 inches wide by 50 inches long so far.  I'm currently in the 4th section which is the blue variegated, though it's a bit hard to see that as it's on the needles.  I'm getting the itch to cast on something else for variety, so may do that in the next day or so and then switch off and on between the afghans.  Like all, or almost all afghans I knit or crochet this will be donated through my charity blog, Bridge and Beyond to benefit the homeless.


I'm currently watch Mcleod's Daughters.  It started a bit slow, but I'm enjoying it.  It's about strong women, heartbreak, and an outdoor life on a working farm in the bush.  I'm watching this through my Amazon Prime Membership.
Spotted this on Facebook the other day and just couldn't resist saving a picture of it.  It seems to be so very appropriate for the weather right now in Central Ohio.  We've had 3 snow storm is the last 2-3 weeks, we've had temps at -3 and -4, so it sure seems to me, When Hell has frozen over has happened!


I am not a baker, it's been years since I've made cupcakes, but I thought this was cute.  I'm not into horses either, but know many people are.  

My last post was a full blown rant about medicare, and the hospital.  We never did resolved the fact that despite Dad was physically a patient in the hospital for 5 days, in a hospital bed, being cared for by only hospital staff, he was never actually considered an in patient.  What a horrible situation that is and I know many people have suffered because of it.  We did manage to get Dad admitted to a rehab hospital, where he was an inpatient for 2 weeks or there abouts and got very intensive physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.  That did qualify him for coverage with his medicare for a skilled nursing facility for on going care and therapy, though less intense than the rehab hospital.  In a few days he will be discharged from the skilled nursing center into an assisted living care center.  This process has been extremely frustrating and very time consuming.  He will be 93 in a few weeks, and is past time to live alone in his house.  

Our next big hurdle is either selling the house or getting him signed up for VA benefits.  We've been told we probably can't sell the house if we get VA benefits.  More territory to explore.  I've read so much about the process on the internet that I've feel like I've OD'd.  We have an appointment next week with an elder attorney and hopefully we'll be able to get more information to better understand the situation then.  He will file the paper work for the VA benefits, which we understand takes time, and everyone suggests you not try to do that yourself.

Hope you're all staying warm and safe wherever you are.  Come on Spring!  

Anyone doing the Saduko puzzle in my right sidebar??

So many of my blog mates are using google account as the ONLY choice for making a comment, I'd like to ask why?  For the person leaving a comment it's several extra steps to leave the url of the blog you're visiting from.  I leave hyper links with my comments which take you to not only the blog I'm visiting you from, but also the actual blog post that is the current one or the one I'm visiting you from.  Typically when I write a new blog post, I visit everyone on my blog log to read their blog post and leave a comment.  When google only is the choice vs name and url...I have to make a hyper link right in the comment section <a href=" after the " you do a cut and paste of your blog post url"  and end that cut and paste with more "Sandy's Space</a>  ends the hyperlink.  The Sandy's Space is the name of my blog obviously.  I can't put the exact cut and paste here or it would be a hyper link and only show up as Sandy's Space...that's what those of you who use google as the only option to leave a comment see.  If you click on my name you go to my profile page where you see all 3 of my blogs.......but if you click on the hyper link  I leave, you will come directly to the correct blog and in fact, blog post.  So, I'm curious why so many only list google as the option to leave a comment....vs name and url so folks are directly linked?

17 comments:

  1. Love the afghan, Sandy. I do think that starting another for variety’s sake is a good idea. I often have 2 or 3 projects on the needles at a time for that very reason! Keep your needles flying! 👍

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    1. Thanks Sally appreciate the visit and thoughts on 2nd ghan. So nice to see you here.

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  2. You can't believe it, my 91 year old Dad went into an assisted living home two weeks ago. Everything you describe is so much like our family's situation. I know just what you mean about OD on the info on the VA help. It is so complicated. So much worry. My husband and I spent 5 hours with him yesterday. He seemed so depressed. Wish us luck and I will do the same for you. God bless. P. S. I hope my blog is easy for folks to leave comments, I am not sure!

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    1. Wow Kay...we're both going through the same thing. I will keep you and your Dad in my thoughts as well. We'll have to compare notes and help keep each other up-beat.

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  3. … yes, that horse cup-cake cake looks great :)
    Hope you get your Dad and all the paperwork sorted.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan appreciate the visit and supportive comment.

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  4. It's so good that your Dad has you there to help him navigate all this paperwork and options.

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    1. It's been like a full time job Debra, and then some. I really don't know how seniors without family around manage. Was just saying that last night to my husband.

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  5. What a fun cupcake cake, very clever, some people are so talented. I hope you manage to get everything sorted out for your dad, it's hard enough when someone's ill without having all the extra things to sort out too.

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    1. Right you are Jo on both accounts. It's consuming.

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  6. Those are very cute cupcakes!

    Yes, I know what you're going through with your dad. My husband and I have aging parents. It isn't easy. Good luck!

    Regarding the hyperlink, I don't think most people know how to add it as you do. I'm going to try it and see if it works.
    It did not work. It said it could not be accepted. So, the blog is: https://gonegarden.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sorry you two are dealing with the aging parent thing, it can be very consuming. Your hyperlink would be and without a space after > you would type Gone Garden and then also without a space after Garden I'll try to test it for you. Thanks for the visit.

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    2. This is testing your hyperlink and then I'll try it on your blog as well.
      Gone Garden

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  7. That Hell picture is definitely appropriate.
    I didn't know you're making afghans for donations. What a golden heart you have.

    As far as bloglinks and google comments, it's all so much more complicated than it seems or should be. In the past 5 years or so, Google has been making it harder to blog and respond. That's my general answer to anything bloggy.

    Be well and warm, Sandy.

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    1. I think when they added google+ which thankfully now is a thing of the past, blogging really got screwed up cause they wanted everyone to switch to their format and the masses didn't and their project failed. But, other than that, it's actually easier than it was when I first started blogging long ago. I used several other sites before coming to blogger because you had to know a fair amount of code to make blogger work and then it improved.

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  8. Sure is hell in many a spot these days with the weather. So much one has to go through to get anything done, sadly, with health in any fashion.

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    1. Right you are Pat about having to do so much with anything related to health issues.

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PLEASE leave your name and url, NOT a profile link, not a google or google plus. Only name and url will take me directly to your blog to return the favor of a comment.