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wholderman's picture
Friday, August 15, 2008 - 11:18am

I read a story about a woman who was sued by her neighbor because the "flushing of her toilet, running up and down the stairs, banging doors shut, and other household noises including ironing (what?!?)" were such a nuisance that eviction was being threatened. Talk about thin walls...the apartment resident did confess to double-flushing after each toilet use! And the sound of ironing clothes?-whoa!, she must have used too much starch! Yikes!


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 2:14pm

I spent 45 minutes in the  Minute Clinic in the University Village, Seattle. And my very achy chest seems pointed in the right direction. Handy, not the University of Washington ED, hospital-based medicine. But the walkaway is:



  • I got seen immediately, was assessed in a way that was handy; thorough; and by a nurse practictioner who said she'd previously been a traveler nurse in Madera.

  • Yes, I did suggest she consider working for Community Medical Centers.

wholderman's picture
Monday, August 11, 2008 - 5:00pm

I was talking to a staff member last week and we discussed my heartfelt philosophy about the significance and importance of every employee and that even though each role may have varying accountabilities, no matter what your "title" is, each one is very special and has something valuable to contribute to the organization.


jtaylor's picture
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 2:56pm

Arrive in Seattle an hour early. Maybe the sked maker is trying to say "sorry" for making wife/me hang around the Plasterboard Palace (aka Fresno Yosemite) until 1 a.m. the previous day, awaiting son's arrival from Chicago.


So early there are no rooms ready at the Seattle hotel. So, a-wandering I go through the University District, cloudy, humid -- ah, steady droughts of fresh air! Walking, legs burning, what's that? The Travelodge says, "Free Wife"? Oh, yeah, "i" before "e" suddenly makes sense to my blurry eyes.


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Friday, August 8, 2008 - 5:06pm

Well, in 1967 maybe...my husband and I love watching Andy Griffith reruns...just gives me a "feel good" experience, you know, the simple pleasures of life, the warmth of Aunt Bee's kitchen, Andy's easy-going style, Barney's wacky attempts to keep crime off the peaceful streets of Mayberry, and Opie's innocence.