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Ginny replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 11:39 AM | Locked

Oh Jen, I am so sorry to hear about  Dela's problems.  It is so hard when we have to make that decision to let our furbabies go, but just think about her running and prancing about going over that rainbow bridge.    Ginny

 

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 12:03 PM | Locked

Just the thought of Obamacare coming, is already having a big effect on healthcare. My niece works for Humana, selling health coverage to businesses, and it is very hard with this looming. There are Doctor's who are, also, pulling out of the medical field because of it.  Talk to Mary. She is being hit hard already.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 1:30 PM | Locked

Jan:
Our tomato plants are getting tall now, but no flowers yet either, let alone tomatoes. But it is just August and ours usually ripen in September so you can know there is someone out there waiting. . . and waiting . . .with you.

And where do you live, Jan?  Angele in Canada is still waiting, too.  We'll have to keep posting tomato updates.  I should be able to pick mid-August to mid-September, but we can get killing frost anytime after Aug. 20.


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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 1:38 PM | Locked

Ginny:
I am having a hard time understanding all this talk about Obamacare costing everyone more out of pocket.  Obamacare has not gone in to effect.

That was my thought, too.  I think when it does go into effect, yearly maximum expenditures become a thing of the past, so that should help Mary. How awful to lose a home due to medical expenses!  DH and I each pay over $500 a month for insurance with high deductibles for any appointments and procedures, so we're trying our best to stay out of doctors' offices!  Sometimes sins of the past sneak up and bite you such as my skin cancer surgery this past year.


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Julienne replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 1:59 PM | Locked

MNnancy:

Ginny:
I am having a hard time understanding all this talk about Obamacare costing everyone more out of pocket.  Obamacare has not gone in to effect.

That was my thought, too.  I think when it does go into effect, yearly maximum expenditures become a thing of the past, so that should help Mary. How awful to lose a home due to medical expenses!  DH and I each pay over $500 a month for insurance with high deductibles for any appointments and procedures, so we're trying our best to stay out of doctors' offices!  Sometimes sins of the past sneak up and bite you such as my skin cancer surgery this past year.

Ok, I was talking to my father about this Obamacare, First it does not go into effect until 2015, but we are suppose to know everything by 2014 HA HA. It is his business to know this informaiton and he says that they send out new blurbs on it every day that contridict the day before. So it is hard to tell yet what is truely going to happen. Yes it is going to cost people who do not have have health ins a penalty every year, but the penalty is less then paying a preiumum every month. So far that is fact. That penalty is to go to the hospitals who have to write off the balance because people don't have the ins to cover it.   As I get more facts about it I will be happy to share if you would like.  My father is a Cheif Fiancial Officer of a large company who's business is to know this information. 

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 2:31 PM | Locked

Jen

I am so sorry that you had to make that really tough decision.  Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge Dela and tell my babies that I miss them.

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Jan replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 2:48 PM | Locked

MN Nancy,

I live in Rochester, NY. We are right along the south border of Lake Ontario. We usually don't dare plant until the first weekend in June.  I start them about 6 to 8 weeks earlier so they are sturdy enough to handle the weather.  The cucumbers are going gangbusters, the peppers didn't ever really grow, even though they germinated first.  The carrots are coming along. I long ago lost hope for them. So we go until the first frost as well.  Can be any time after about mid September or as late as late October.  I am a little concerned with this growing season as we have had 50 degree nights for the better part of the last 2 weeks.  A bit early for this low.  So. . .

Keep ya posted.

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Jan replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 2:54 PM | Locked

MN Nancy,

My son and daughter in law are in the same boat.  About 1200 for the 3 of them per month.  The little one had GREAT coverage. No co-pays and minimal medication cost. Like 3 for an antibiotic.  But their co-pays are outrageous.  $50 per specialist, $40 for PCP. She has MS so she sees the doctor at least 4 times a year, most visits with MRI's.  They are living in her grandparent's house paying only utilities because that is all they can afford.  They were with us for 6 years, but my oldest had a fire and needed a place to stay at about the same time Grandma and Grandpa passed away. It is crazy!

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Jan replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 2:57 PM | Locked

Julienne,

I would love for you to share information. If the group is not interested then that is OK. I will continue to watch and read and ask if I have questions.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 4:56 PM | Locked

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I love you reporting any info as you have it.  I have found all the Obamacare info to be very confusing.

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Julienne replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 5:07 PM | Locked

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Julzs

I love you reporting any info as you have it.  I have found all the Obamacare info to be very confusing.

I will continue to report then as I get it. I talk to my Dad all the time. So far it is the most confusing thing out there, esipcially for anyone on Medicare as well. I know sevral of us are, but yet I know this also affects severl with personal polices and those that work. So I will keep you posted.   I will try to get more info tomorrow. 

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 5:40 PM | Locked

Showed these on Fb. Thought I'd show em on here, too.

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Karla replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 6:22 PM | Locked

Well, the plums have been cut up and bagged, and about 6 quarts has been turned into juice to make jelly with.  

Checked the mailbox today and no new blocks have arrived, so no new pictures to show.

Picked up another rescue dog today (rescued it before it went to the Animal Shelter).  She is part Pitt Bull and part Rottweiler, and part who knows what.  She's only about a year old and is about to run poor Kaci into the ground, but except for a few little skirmishes for Mom's attention, they seem to be playing together quite well.

Picked a bunch of tomatoes and some chili peppers this morning, so may make some salsa.  Anybody have a good recipe?

 

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Ginny replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 7:44 PM | Locked

They are very pretty Sukochi.  Mine got ruined by the heavy rain we had on Sunday.  But I didn't have any colored ones.    Ginny

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 8:09 PM | Locked

Sukochi

The hydrangeas are gorgeous.  One of my favorite flowers.  They also make gorgeous dried flowers by just putting them in the vase with no water and leaving them alone.  They will dry and maintain most of their color.

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