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Feb 10, 2018 06:30PM
TaRenee - our first was to be a rehab. We had some bunnies. Didn't get too involved with rehab at our own place once we got the skunks which were all adoptions after their families decided they did not want to deal w the oddities and wild habits like pooing in corners. Well, you just gotta put litter boxes in said corners and keep a rug in front for them to scoot their butts on bcz that is how they wipe. No licking, not skunks.
Felingfeline - I wish I had more pics of them, I have a lot but never enough.
This one has a caption. Pooh and Jeronimo HATED Sage when we got him. We could have the older two in yard and they stayed at house w us. Sage had to be in the pen-over. Caption is, "Let's dig him out and KILL him!"
Sas - I did publish as skunk book, all about Pooh and Jeronimo. Skunk Medicine : There's a A Skunk In the House! and Other Tail-raising Stories. Once we got Lacey and Blossom, the girl skunks later I thought I would publish that book too. And probably, given enough time, I will. I also wanted to write a book about Bear Medicine - which would be stories about the Newfoundland dogs. Right now I am outlining a book I am calling in working title End of Days. Tongue in cheek, this journey, the good and bad and ugly of it.
The deposition videotaping went well yesterday. I am done w that hurdle. Was overprepped and that is how I did so well. Very few questions really. I was calm, intelligent, fragile, pathetic, funny, pleasant, endearing. And all taped. My attorney questioned me, I knew the role by heart and did perfect. Then Driver 2's attorney asked me 2 questions, I could tell he thought the whole mess I was in was bull, he really showed he felt for me. Later he told my attorney that he will push my ins co attorney to get this settled asap. So I know I read him right. Then my ins co attorney asked about 10 questions on pain and accident injuries, not much else. I think he feels bad but it is not in his control what corporate does w his work, he is in effect the middle man. And so they ar videotaping me. I started out by not letting my attorney get his objections in, he had objections and cases #s after each ? the other attorneys asked. I would start answering before he started objecting. Then I knew I had to just wait. So I started to make these grimace faces at the camera guy when I would interrupt or almost interrupt. I was not thinking of the jury seeing it later. Also I would listen to the ins co ? then turn and give the long Newfoundland face while waiting for my attorney to do his objections. Looked like this. I got giggles today realizing it.
Not even thinking this was on tape for a jury to see. And a few times the ins co attorney asked a ? and then my attorney objected and I would know my answer but by the time my attorney finished the objection list I didn't know the question anymore and had to turn back to the ins co attorney and politely asked him to repeat the question. I nearly giggled on tape doing that. Because he would, very nice, then my attorney would do the objection list again while I am sitting there thinking, no the answer is no, sir. no, sir.
Our attorney signed us off on accepting the settlement from driver #1. So they are out of the case now unless called to trial. But I don't see a trial coming. I think this will be settled soon since our ins co only risks us being awarded a lot more from a jury than they will offer. And we do not want and cannot really wait for a trial.
My attorney asked me 1st to explain why the videotaped deposition was being done. I said I was told over 2 mo ago to contact hospice. And now I am in palliative care with Dunes Hospice for stage 4 breast cancer. That was my first statement. Nothing else about the cancer was mentioned.
So that is it. Hurdle over. Next I have the med exam by pain specialist that my ins co has requested. But they may just cancel that and settle. Especially if they realize I am going in there and telling their doc that it is ironic I am there with stage 4 bc and liver lesions very large and the accident pain from 3 yrs ago causes me more pain on any given day. Hand, fingers, wrist, feeling of hot water pouring up arm toward elbow, fingers getting stuck after typing for half an hour, all of that. So we will see.
Fed tax return deposited in our acct today - we filed on 2nd of Feb. One week and done.
Got to have dinner w my sis and bro last night, Hubby too. Long day.
And before the deposition Hubby and I were two hours early to it because we had to cross time zone and have very little brains, even between us. We don't know why we cannot do this, but oh well. So we went to the funeral home to get me signed up for cremation and give them my info and partially filled out death certificate and obituary. I told the woman who will be my rep, Tammy, that Hubby would be in next and get arrangements made. And the story about Hubby not wanting cremated, the pull him into the meadow story, my sister figuring out how to do it and set the meadow ablaze. You dod know we ar kidding, right? Tammy laughed so hard. I said and now you too have the story. I forgot to tell her that my sister lovingly calls Hubby, "The Bastard" everytime he does something nice for me and I complain.
And I found my urn! I am going to purchase this and recycle it, using scattering bags each time. Me, sister, Hubby all want cremated. Here it is. Ceramic. Viridian Sky Urn. Hubby offered that I could buy it early and have to look at. I said no, but now I think yes. Why shouldn't I enjoy this exquisite jewel on my coffee table? I may not use it for a few decades either, we just don't know these things.
Have to get back to bed. Was in for 2 1/2 hrs and no sleep. Try try again.
"Every mistake I have made has proven to be invaluable information for someone. Namely, me." Me. Diane
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