View Full Version : Don't die.....
03-04-2005, 09:09 PM
in Wash. D.C....
Just got the last bill....less my continuing meds..the 1st wuz a bit over 90k and this one wuz 110+k......and the weather wuz bad so they used a truck to get me from calvert memorial to D.c. I wanna the chopper ride...for that price....damn good thing my insurance gotr all but 5K of it so sent the check today.....and they won't even throw in the spare ribs and choklit milkshake...
03-04-2005, 09:11 PM
Geeze Chuck, look on the bright side.
They saved your sorry arse so that you could keep us informed of how things are going. :D
Speakin' of things...how ARE they goin'?
Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
03-04-2005, 09:17 PM
You're worth every penny Pal. :D
03-04-2005, 09:48 PM
things are getting better....I sneaked out today..
my ex I usually see for an half hour in the morning when dawg gets out, then for an hour and a half in the evening to let dawg out again...Suzie, a semi retired nurse comes at noon to do all the nurse stuff (under contract to HMO) and makes lunch and walks dawg....
Kids, ex wife and everyone thinks since I am around I should sell boat all the boat stuff....sell everything and move into a place where someone can care for me....I read that as leave everything to us...you know..."dad, you could set up a trust for the grand kids.."
Well....my kids...her kids...and adopted kids all went to college....didn't have to work while there...and borrowed money to buy new car or something to keep up with Joneses.....they are never happy.....
I just wanna go sailing again....sit on the hook with a hot cuppa...nibble on fresh oatmeal raisin cookies...read a good book...smell fresh air...doodle....
Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
03-04-2005, 09:55 PM
You need one of those t-shirts that says, "I'm spending my kids inheritance". :D
Do what ya gotta do and then do what you wanna do. ;)
03-05-2005, 01:36 AM
Good on you, may things improve enough for you to be back out there soon.
03-05-2005, 02:01 PM
You couda bought a coupla Porche 911's with all that dough with enough left for a half tank of gas each. Maybe you helped the doctors get theirs anyway.
03-06-2005, 02:44 PM
hang in there. Nothin like fresh baked cookies :D
03-06-2005, 03:49 PM
Paladin...you really nailed me...yup, me too...just sittin' in a fine little craft...not to big...not to small...whateever that means to whoever..on the hook, on a hot lazy late afternoon, watchin' the sun go down...the fish slapin'..the water like a mill pond..watch'in the clouds put their paint on...
...sippin' a cuppa...munchin' on one of my dog biscuits(eh? :confused: ) ...and glad I got thru all the petty nonsense as well all the heavy stuff life can dump on us for the last fifty years...the simple life...without all the "stuff of life"...IS THE SWEETEST LIFE....oh, how true>>>"LESS IS MORE"....thats whats great about movin' on board..a great plus in having a boat you can live on..makes you shed all the crap... smile.gif ..so start takin' the deep breaths...pace yourself...you will find yourself out there.. smile.gif smile.gif ...and what Floyd said.."nothin' like fresh biscuits"..for the dog... ...havin' a waggin' tail around....beats a bottle of medicine any day smile.gif
[ 03-06-2005, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: Norske3 ]
03-06-2005, 03:58 PM
got Little critter (Cleo) a black parti colored cocker spaniel...spoiled rotten...likes to chase ducks and geese.......
03-06-2005, 04:11 PM
I got a dog at the pound...half Besenji...half Scotty...80 pounds..so that makes her half Scot and half African :D ....found her on the Internet...love at first sight..for her too, or so I thought.....at our first meeting she came out into the Vets lounge and made a bee line thru the crowd for me!...a complete stranger.I thought.."Wow, she really took to me..she really likes me..outta all the people standing around...HA!...till it dawned on me a few weeks later..DUH?..it wasn't me...it was the sofa I was sittin' on!....and yup been a couch potata ever since. smile.gif
[ 03-06-2005, 04:24 PM: Message edited by: Norske3 ]
David Tabor (sailordave)
03-06-2005, 04:28 PM
Hey Chuck, one of my club boats gets splashed and kept at Herrington South; What say we get together this spring and go make circles in the Bay? You can sit and do 12 oz. curls or nap or whatever!!!!
(unfortunately it's not that big ketch I took out a few years ago but a Lippincott 30) Still, beats NOT sailing!
03-06-2005, 05:46 PM
yure on ,Dave.....
Dale R. Hamilton
03-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Paladin- I'll always remember you for your delicious fish soup recipe. Made it several times since you posted- and while I can't buy some of the ingredients- what I can buy is really great.
Sorry to hear that you have had health problems- don't give into them.
Paladin - We just moved to North Beach from DC, so we're next door neighbors. Our boat's still in Deale, or will be once the deck work is finished in the next couple of months. Consider this another invitation - we'd love to have you aboard!
03-07-2005, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by paladin:
I just wanna go sailing again....sit on the hook with a hot cuppa...nibble on fresh oatmeal raisin cookies...read a good book...smell fresh air...doodle....Sounds like a good plan...Live to sail ,sail to live. ;)
03-08-2005, 03:08 PM
Sh!t, Chuck! I didn't know you were feeling that low... Between Dave, Bark, and I, I'm certain we can get you sailing all you want or need this spring and summer. Dave's got the go-fast club boats it sounds like, Bark's got a big boat, and we've got the little old fashioned gaffer. I think we can get you sailing ez enough - you can be as involved a passenger as you like, no worries. Jenny usually naps anyway, so I can do the laborous part of sailing.
As for the ribs and shake - my treat if your nurse says you can be bad for a day.
Cheer up, sir; we can do. -> :D
[ 03-08-2005, 03:15 PM: Message edited by: Matt J. ]
03-08-2005, 03:25 PM
Matt...and others...I'll live.....but the ribs sound good.......BUT I also have been told once a year ain't bad........and I've gotta couple of years to make up.........
03-08-2005, 03:33 PM
That's better! smile.gif
Let me know re: the email I just sent ya.
03-08-2005, 11:25 PM
I tell my kids about my grandfather. An old SOB most of the time but he did one thing right.
When I was in hi school he sold the old home place for about 2 mil. All the kids (my mother included) started in with "Who is gonna get grandpa's money?" He put up with it for about 6 months , took all the money out of the bank and went to Acapolco. He was about 60 something at the time and came back about twice a year for medical checks and bought bales of used clothing and took it with him when he left on the train. At 87, he was walking down the street in Mexico and got hit by a car and killed outright. The kids started all over again. Who is gonna get grandpa's money? They spent tohousands on lawyers and such. When everything was said and done, the five kids split $922. So that's what my kids are getting, $922. I'm gonna sail into the sunset if they start in on me.
Go sailing and live. The worst that could happen is that you'll meet Josuha Slocum and that aint a bad way to go.
03-08-2005, 11:46 PM
I LOVE IT!
03-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Bob Q, good post, as cool as. Have you heard this old saying Sir?
The first generation makes it,
the second generation preserves it,
and the third generation squanders it.
This is not something to look forward to in old age I feel, so I'm not leaving any room for any old proficies.
Any Grandkids (one day maybe fingers crossed) either get a new PFD each or funds for an hour and a half's boat hire, that's all. They can hire the dinghies through my lawyer.
[ 03-09-2005, 11:05 PM: Message edited by: Wild Wassa ]
03-10-2005, 12:37 AM
03-10-2005, 12:48 AM
Now why did it do that?????
I have heard that saying. Perhaps not as poetic but statistically, very few "family" busineses in the US survive more than 3 generations. I am fortunate, I suppose, that my kids are fighting over my tools rather than my money, not that I have that much. I do have my backup plans, however.
I have alot of stories about my grandfather and how he terrorized everyone, including me. My Dad was about the same way. I decided that I was not going to be that way. So I'll pay it forward and if any of you want to get away, come on up to Seattle and we can find a quiet cove or something to hide in. Or even the workshop, fresh shavings and sawdust can't hurt.
03-10-2005, 05:19 AM
I have a Tee Shirt that sez it all..."Sail fast ...Live Slow!"
My RX for you is to take as many invitations to sail this summer as the body allows...let others be Captain for a spell, put your feet up and enjoy the ride, for as long as you can! Afterall, they will have to do the maintainence on their own boats etc. ;)
Glad you are on the mend! It is amazing how life's purpose gets clear while recouperating from some major medical stuff HUH?
03-10-2005, 06:51 AM
Hey Chuck: I wuz thinking about you. Good to hear that you were able to sneak out. Sell the boat stuff? Don't listen to that talk. The things we're passionate about make us stronger.
About the doodling . . . I'll send you that litlle thing we talked about last summer if you're interested. ;)
03-10-2005, 07:30 AM
always look to the bright side Chucky. Here's my receipe for me when i vacate this body: my pals are instructed to place me in any one of my humble craft, salt me down, tow us out, hoist the sail, pt. the rudder east & make sure my 11.87 is firmly in my hands - dawgs don't go on this trip, no family squables just the pleasant thought that GPC (grandpa Charlie) is out there somewhere & no guilt ladden little stones to put on a marker.
03-10-2005, 07:42 AM
"SAIL SLOW AND TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE WATER LILLYS".. smile.gif
03-10-2005, 09:14 PM
So glad you're still with us, Chuck. I hope your memoirs are at some lawyers in the UK or the like, ready to light up a few people after you're gone! I can hardly wait! ;)
Ooops... on the other hand, there's no real rush! smile.gif
[ 03-10-2005, 09:15 PM: Message edited by: Meerkat ]
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