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Prompt for Yesterday: “Disappointment”

The unhappy people from the Daily Post division of Word Press, dragged themselves out of their own funk long enough to select yesterday’s prompt of “Disappointment” for us to sharpen our artistic talents on for the day.

Been One After Another

Since we left the place we were in the process of buying in Colorado back in 2004.  My husband and our two cats relocated by driving to a new state of the U.S.A.  We had shipped our household and my vehicle to the new house by way of a  moving truck.  So all we took with us was a change of clothes for a few days and sleeping bags.  Also had enough food and water for all the travellers on the trip.

I had not seen the new home except on the internet.  Had to rely on his interpretation of the site since he had actually seen the house.  Once we finally got there and walked inside let my husband know that since I was asthmatic and allergic to smoke, a wood burning stove in the basement was NOT a good enough source of heat for me!  The house was way too small for all of our stuff to fit into, considering we had a 3 bedroom house before.  One of the bedrooms was only used as an office, but my book shelves had to be placed somewhere.  Our dressers would not even fit in the bedroom with our bed in it!  Talk about cramped!  We ended up living there about 8 months.

Then we started relocating in other places in the Midwest.  Took 4 more moves and the passing of both our pets for us to end up here in our home in Minnesota.  Do not plan on moving again until the undertaker comes to take my body away for cremation!

Please Help Fight Malicious Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Closet”

The secrecy seeking people of the Daily Post group at Word Press chose the word “Closet” to light our creative fires for the day.

My Closets

Miss the old walk in closets we had at our house in Colorado.  Had a mirror on the door in which you could make sure you were suitably dressed for the day’s scheduled events.  The closets were HUGE!  Plenty of room for our clothing and other storage needs.  The master bedroom there was a big as the closets contained with in them.

The closets in our current house are a pretty flimsy affair.  My husband and I are forced to share a single tiny closet the has no doors!  It had curtains over the door way when we moved in.  The curtains were so annoying to get in the area with, had my husband remove the one on my side and put it up to cover the entrance to the upstairs bathroom door.  The actual door had to be removed so I could get in and out of the room using my wheelchair.  There is another smaller closet in the spare bedroom.  Neither of the two closets offer much above the hanging racks for storage.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Breath”

The people who apparently do not suffer from asthma at the Daily Post group of Word Press selected “Breath” for the daily prompt to make us take someone else’s breath away with our artistry.

Wish My Breaths Came Easier!

Having been diagnosed with asthma around my fifth grade year in grade school, my breathing tends to be erratic in nature.  The doctor back then prescribed me with a Primatine Mist inhaler.  He made no mention of the possible side effects.  Think I experienced each of them at least once!  My grandfather who suffered from emphysema was very familiar with the product and hated it.  I was just a small child with breathing problems, fortunately the local school gave me no trouble with keeping my medicine with me.

Was stuck keeping that evil drug at my side until I moved out of state to attend college.  In the new place, saw better medical physicians who were appalled at a young female using this antiquated drug!  Needless to say, they tried several different medicines before finding one that would let my breath come more easily.

The day after I graduated from college, I married a man that literally took my breath away.  He has been by my side now for over 20 wonderful years.  During that time my health has deteriorated steadily, since less than a year after our wedding I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  That took the breath right out of both of us.  Moved away from that state to pursue my career as a network engineer.

That career would relocate us to my dream state of Colorado, eventually.  We tried buying a house there with breath taking views of the Rockies from my office window up stairs.  Went skiing with just the two of us and then with the company I worked for.  Had a blast playing on the mountains.  The air up there was thinner, making breathing tricky at times until my body adapted to the altitude of being a mile above sea level.

Please Help Fight Malicious Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Fearless”

The brave people working at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose “Fearless” as the prompt for the day to cause us to create inspirational works of art.

Am a Chicken Now!

With all the problems I have survived in my life, I am no longer as brave as I was back when I was a network engineer in Colorado!  There I could face the CEO’s of major companies since I was able to fix their networking problems with the help of the team of people I was with.  I had the router knowledge they needed to move their data safely all over the world!

When my husband and I relocated to Wisconsin back in 2004, I basically ended up losing my mind.  Was living with excruciating pain in my legs from lack of my medicines that I used to get from my doctors back in CO.  Tried finding employment there, but no one wanted an engineer.  Tried working for a retail company that failed to follow the ADA laws.

Ended up trying to commit suicide.  With that incident, all my computer knowledge disappeared as well.  Can no longer face people now like I used to be able to do so easily.

Am no longer able to write legibly, so I type so I and others can read my works.  Started blogging using my laptop to keep my language skills from vanishing as well.

Please Help Fight Vile Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Window”

The people from the Daily Post division of Word Press finally made it all the way to the ‘W’ section where they came up with today’s prompt for our creations of “Window“!

Miss the Office Window in Colorado

We had an excellent view looking out over the Rocky Mountains from our house there.  Gave such a scope for my writings while we lived there.  Remained for seven short years which I wish could have gone on for eternity.  The neighbors were great.  Not much traffic problems in the cul-de-sac on which we lived.  Wonderful kids and animals kept us laughing all the time.

The view out our office window here in Minnesota where we now reside is depressingly bland.  To tell the truth, can not see anything out of it.  The animals here are all stray cats that like using our yard as their private litter box.  We have a strictly indoor cat ourselves.  Our cat likes sunning himself in our front room window.  Occasionally he gets too much sun and ends up barfing.  I am the only one that can stomach cleaning up his barf messes.

Regularly tell the cat he is responsible for keeping birds and animals out of the house.  That is why I open the window for him each morning.

Please Help Fight Destructive Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Shelf”

The people in charge of the dictionary at the Daily Post division of Word Press flipped to the ‘S’ section and magically landed their fingers on the word “Shelf” to be the prompt for our minds to work with for today’s endeavors.

My Shelves

Just wanted to have the shelf I had hanging in our house in Colorado mounted on the wall here in Minnesota, but that hasn’t happened yet.  We have resided in this house since August of 2014, so I am still patiently waiting for it to be hung where I can reach it.  It is 2016 already, just put the shelf up!  You may be waiting until we repaint the walls sometime in the future, I don’t know.  Just want the shelf hung up before we pass away!

Wonder how many people will use the word “Shelf” to comment on the dreaded “ELF on the shelf” that people have added to their Christmas traditions.  Exactly what does an ELF have to do with the birth of Christ anyway?  When did the ELF and reindeer snacks get added to all the other crap that happens during the holiday celebrations?  Glad I moved away long before this shit sprang up!

Please Help Fight Destructive Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Fleeting”

The people from the Daily Post group of Word Press did not expend too much thought when arriving at today’s prompt of “Fleeting“.  No long drawn out board meetings were required to select this glancing pass of a phrase!

Fleeting Life in Paradise

That is what I considered the seven years we lived in Colorado.  Had absolutely no problems finding my way around the area.  Could tell which way west was by looking where the mountains sat in relation to my position driving on the road.  If we were not happy with the temperature being too warm, we just drove up to a higher elevation!  There was snow up in Estes Park year round!  Drive even further up to the Rocky Mountain National Park where you can visit permafrost locations.  During the winter, parts of the park is unreachable due to snow and avalanche risks.

Got to enjoy skiing a few times.  Had great fun playing in the snow both on the mountain or in our front yard with the neighbor kids. Loved the neighbor’s pets.  One was a dog you would expect to be vicious, but he was a puppy at heart.  All you had to do was talk to him to let him know you were the ones outside he was hearing.  Was an escape artist, breaking out of his fence to go exploring.  One of our cats had a crush on the neighbor’s calico cat.  She was a friendly animal named Patches.

Please Help Fight Destructive Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

Prompt for the Day: “Legacy”

The people from the Daily Post division of Word Press actually chose this prompt for yesterday, but I had a doctor’s appointment, so I am using it today.  The prompt for my writing today is “Legacy“.

My Legacy

Legacy used as an adjective is basically what I started my networking career working with!  It is relating to old or outdated computer hardware, software, or data that, while still functional, does not work well with up-to-date systems.  My first full-time job working with networks was on machines that had been around as about as long as I had personally!  Wasn’t even 21 years old but was trusted with huge mainframe computer operations.  Communications between desktop computers were not using ethernet there yet.  That upgrade happened during my third year with the company.  They had been creeping along using Token ring.  (Used to joke about it being Broken ring in reality!)

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Prompt for the Day-“Drawing a Blank”

The garrulous people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “Drawing a Blank” to encourage our creative processes.  The then asked a question followed by a statement of direction: “When was the last time you walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.”

Have been Drawing Blanks since 2004

Every day I draw an endless amount of blanks, since we moved from Colorado.  Literally lost my mind after we left.  Been searching endlessly for it to no avail.  Try to find it by typing my words out now, since my handwriting is illegible now due to multiple sclerosis.  Lose a little more of my intelligence each and every day.  Keep up with my habit of reading daily and I write (type so it can be deciphered) each day that I do not have a doctor’s appointment.

Seem to always experience the “tip of the toungue” sendrom that is fairly common in MS patients.  It is also fairly common in people as they age, but I am not that old!  My husband is older than I am.  For some cruel reason, he does not experience this problem.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Kick It”

The demonstrative people from the Daily Post department of Word Press constructed the prompt for today’s work of “Kick It” to inspire us.  Then they asked a single direct question-“What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?”

My Bucket List

Does not exist.  I only set short-term goals now.  There is absolutely no way I will ever reach outer space while I am still living.  That was the first dream I ever had.  The dream was crushed when I learned there was a height requirement for astronauts during my freshman year in college.  I already got to live in the state of Colorado for seven glorious years.  Worked for many years as a successful network engineer, so I have lived the best job that I could achieve due to my short stature.

Fell in love with and married the man of my dreams.  We have been married for over twenty wonderful years so far!  Made friends all over the world, now that it is so interconnected by the internet.  (Here I thought only geeks like myself would pursue that medium while growing up back in the middle of nowhere!)

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!