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Old 03-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #22216
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I came back from North Carolina with some sort of bug. It must be going around down there. (By the way, in a couple of weeks I could change my name to BenG_nc.)
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #22217
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Somewhere between falling asleep around midnight and waking up at 2.30 am I managed to twist myself into such a position that I hurt my hip (pulled a muscle?). I've done that before but not as bad that I couldn't fall asleep anymore. It's now almost 4.30 am and I'm waiting for the painkillers to kick in. I can't seem to find a position that isn't painful. I'm glad I don't have to work later today.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:48 PM   #22218
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ProfCrash, pooh, KK, BenG, Rumpelteazer, and everyone else I may have missed - Get better soon , and I'm also sending feel better vibes your way.

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Are you moving for work?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:09 AM   #22219
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:33 AM   #22220
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Thanks. Feeling better. Still a bit of a cough but it is getting better.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:19 AM   #22221
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Somewhere between falling asleep around midnight and waking up at 2.30 am I managed to twist myself into such a position that I hurt my hip (pulled a muscle?). I've done that before but not as bad that I couldn't fall asleep anymore. It's now almost 4.30 am and I'm waiting for the painkillers to kick in. I can't seem to find a position that isn't painful. I'm glad I don't have to work later today.
I know how awful it is pulling a muscle. I've pulled my back muscle between my shoulder blades so many times it's ridiculous. The last time I did it I was washing my hair under the tap in the bathtub . I had to go to physiotherapy after that. Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #22222
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #22223
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I know how awful it is pulling a muscle. I've pulled my back muscle between my shoulder blades so many times it's ridiculous. The last time I did it I was washing my hair under the tap in the bathtub . I had to go to physiotherapy after that. Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks. It seems it wasn't a pulled muscle, luckily. I think it was a cramp while I was asleep. It took two painkillers for the sharp throbbing pain to subside. Now my upper left leg and lower back are sore and stiff. Walking stairs isn't fun so the next couple of days won't be fun (3 step stairs half way into our store).
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #22224
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I so could have gone to work. I work from 6-2 and the roads were fine on myside street. I know the mainroads were treated and plowed. So I have to work extra hours on Thursday and Friday to try an save personal time. I get 40 hours a year to use for sick days, appointments, and weather. Wasting it on a day I could have worked sucks. I love spending time home with my family but am annoyed that the government shut down for a storm that has left no snow in the capitol and maybe 6 inches in the burbs.

I will enjoy my time with Lucas, the Hubby, and dogs but I would have preferred to save the time off or a true emergency.

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:00 AM   #22225
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I get 40 hours a year to use for sick days, appointments, and weather. Wasting it on a day I could have worked sucks. I love spending time home with my family but am annoyed that the government shut down for a storm that has left no snow in the capitol and maybe 6 inches in the burbs.
Sorry - your employer decides to shut the business for the day and YOU have to take that time as holiday? That sucks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:02 AM   #22226
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #22227
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Yes, happens here with Local Government too. My wife had to take holiday when the snow stopped her getting in to work.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #22228
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Also happens when corporate bean counters decide that too much money is going out, and salaries are easy to cut...so take a day off without pay (preferably), but if the employee absolutely insists on a full check, vacation pay can be used.

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:45 PM   #22229
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I'm currently reading Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea: The Definitive, Unabridged Edition Based on the Original French Texts, translated and annotated by Walter James Miller and Frederick Paul Walter (published by the Naval INstitute Press, Annapolis, Maryland and (c) 1993 by the United States Naval Institute. This is a great edition except for one thing: There is no ebook edition!!!

So I bought the paperback version and it arrived in the mail on March 7. This is the second time this year that a book I wanted to read wasn't available in an electronic format and I've been forced to revert back to reading the old-fashioned way my grandparents did it, and it sucks. I don't understand how anyone can prefer paper books to electronic ones. There are so many disadvantages to paper books. The most obvious to those of us with aging eyes is that there's no way to change the size or appearance of the font, but that's only the first item on the list. Any passages quoted as well as the notes that are made on those passages must be painstakingly transcribed by hand before they can be shared. Any unfamiliar word must be looked up in a separate dictionary, and any foreign phrase requires the consultation (for those of us who speak English exclusively) of a foreign-language to English dictionary if we're to understand what's being said. And they're so damned heavy! And the pages stick together. And the book is difficult to keep fully open without causing damage to the spine. So what's left for those who still want to claim "real" (paper) books have an advantage over electronic books? The smell? For the life of me, I can't discern a nickel's worth of difference between the smell of this heavy, cumbersome dinosaur I'm reading and the wonderful aroma of my delightful Paperwhite Kindle, housed as it is in a beautiful Oberon sleeve that puts 99.9% of all book covers ever created since the Middle Ages to shame.

Life is tough, but I'll survive. It all gives me a greater appreciation of the hardships that our ancestors had to go through to read books before the advent of electronic readers.

Viva la ebook!

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #22230
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I was just ranting about the same thing. I am reading a paper book and the small text and no light is driving me crazy. I checked the limited book catalog at my library and they don't have it in ebook. I refuse to buy it when I already have the paper back version.
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