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#553016 - 09/05/19 08:27 AM [Off-Topic] Why I'm not around much anymore
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As you probably have noticed I haven't been around much. There are a number of issues going on here right now. First my C drive crashed. I tried to reinstall using the latest Acronis upgrade. Like before it failed to reinstall; I am through with Acronis. So I purchased a 1TB SSD and started reinstalling everything. About 90% through that my wife fell and broke her hip. She was 65 miles (96.5 kilometers) away and was taken to a hospital in Buffalo NY (71 miles (114.3 kilometers)) that specializes in bone breakage; the Buffalo pro sports teams go there. But it as a 1.5 hour drive one way. She is now in physical therapy in Brockport NY, a mere 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) away.

My sons and I are rebuilding our homes entering steps so they accommodate a walker. Tomorrow I have people coming in to replace a couple of windows. I have our driveway rebuild scheduled for the following week but I may have to cancel. I'm looking into having our bathtub replaced with a shower and I may have to look into a stair lift for her, depending on what the therapist suggests. Thus I have a ton on my plate so if I don't respond to any questions please be patient.

PS - I'm ready for a good drinking bing wink grin


Edited by MarioD (09/05/19 08:28 AM)
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#553019 - 09/05/19 08:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Life indeed. We’ve been there more than once.

Best to all of you and we hope your wife is rapidly on the mend.

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#553022 - 09/05/19 08:49 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Best wishes to you and your family!

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#553025 - 09/05/19 08:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Wow, that is a lot on your plate!

I am impressed by the way you are withholding nothing that would enhance your wife's comfort, even though its all VERY expensive! You are a remarkable man, my friend. Do what you must, we'll be here when you get back. Thanks for keeping us informed.

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#553040 - 09/05/19 09:20 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Both you and Linda are in our prayers.
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#553074 - 09/05/19 12:04 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Sorry to hear about your wife's accident. Praying for the both of you.
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#553081 - 09/05/19 12:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Wow.... when it rains it pours.... take it one day and one step at a time. Do the things that need doing first, and do them first. Everything else can wait.

We'll probably still be here when you get back.
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#553101 - 09/05/19 02:06 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Mario, I hope your wife heals quickly and completely.

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#553112 - 09/05/19 02:33 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Sorry to hear you have so much going on in your life at the moment. Life can get hectic, but I am sure you and your wife shall find your stride and all will be well again in time! For now, you are both in my thoughts and I hope she has a speedy recovery. It sounds like she is getting the care she needs which is great!

All the best.
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#553117 - 09/05/19 02:46 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Don't sweat the small stuff. Love to you both.
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#553118 - 09/05/19 02:47 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Take care of yourself and you wife. Hope it all works out fine.
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#553130 - 09/05/19 04:28 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario,
Add my thoughts and prayers for your wifes full recovery.Keep yourself well too.Hoping that some new musical sounds will come to mind through this otherwise bad experience and the technial issues will quickly be solved urs H

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#553132 - 09/05/19 04:35 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Sorry to hear about all the things you're going through at the moment sir. Good luck in making a quick comeback!
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#553145 - 09/05/19 05:28 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: sslechta]
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Thanx all for your prayers and very kind words. You guys and gals are the best!
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It has been a joy being quarantined with my wife. We've caught up on all the things I have done wrong in our 53 years of marriage!

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#553150 - 09/05/19 05:54 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario

Thinking of you both, just do what you can when you can, and I hope your wife recovers soon.
Keep playing the music I know it helps at difficult times.
My very best regards to you both.
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#553152 - 09/05/19 05:57 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

I'm sorry to read about you're wife's fall. I'm glad she is in the recovery phase and scheduled to soon return home. My thoughts and prayers for everyone in your family. Recovery can be a stressful process so it's good to read you have a support system in place.
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#553204 - 09/06/19 06:50 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Sorry to hear you are going through this. Hope things get better soon.

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#553207 - 09/06/19 07:03 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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Mario, best to you and your wife for a fast turnaround from your current situation.
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#553208 - 09/06/19 07:03 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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I'm sorry to hear about the hardships, Mario frown

Sounds like she is in good care - here's to hoping for a good recovery!
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#553228 - 09/06/19 08:53 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Why I'm not around much anymore [Re: MarioD]
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All of us regardless of age are one major health crisis away from a complete lifestyle disaster. The home I bought in a retirement community has a walk in tub in the 2nd bathroom and a wheelchair ramp both installed by the previous owner. I'm told it was $11,000 for the tub and $7,000 for the ramp a few years ago. He died the week before the ramp was finished and I bought the place from his wife. Right now I don't need either of those things but you never know...

You're a good man Mario my thoughts are with you.

Bob
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