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Nope, it's seasonal. Aug. 31 through winter.

Posted By: Adminitrator (nm) on 2006-09-15
In Reply to: DS told me that is delicious, but is it year around? - coffee addict


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Has anyone who has hay fever ever tried any "natural" therapies which help?  I take Claritin and/or Allegra but hate the way they make me feel, plus cannot shake this headache !
Actually, it sounds like you have seasonal allergies
and/or swimmer's ear that may have nothing to do with your headphones.  How is the roof of your mouth?  Itchy at all?  Do your tonsils itch or feel raw?  I take a loratadine/pseudoephedrine combo when my ears are full of fluid and itching.  Don't overclean with Q-tips no matter how itchy they get.  Allow the water to fully drain from your ears after swimming or bathing.  Also, can you work without your headphones for a while?  I sometimes listen through my speakers and send the kids out of the house when I need a break from headphones.
I suffer from seasonal depression
and am using light therapy.  This has been about two or three weeks now, and I cannot believe the difference in my mood.  It is wonderful.  I put in a fluorescent light fixture in my office that takes four 4-foot bulbs  I bought bulbs at Home Depot.  They had a large selection.  I bought ones that say they imitate sunlight.  Now working under them for my regular shift, I have felt a huge difference in my mood.  I thought I was going to have to go on medication, but now I feel so much better. 
Nope, I don't feel "LUCKY" to be treated like an imbicile by my company. Nope, No way.
Just for giggles this winter sm
I used my electric potpourri pot with some liquid potpourri added to the water. I helped out tremendously while adding a nice scent to the air.  It didn't toss out white dust like my cheapie humidifier did and the noise of a running humidifier wasn't there either.  I also put bowls of water in front of the register in both winter and summer for a little humidity. 
Winter wonderland in NH
I guess we are supposed to get about 10 inches.  Its awful to say this but I had no idea it was even going to snow, I've been so busy lately working and doing errands that I haven't watched TV.  It was a shock to me when my neighbor called and said the kids were getting out of school early today because of the weather, I looked out side and was like why, it wasn't even snowing :)  Oh well, its the start of my weekend so I guess I can't really complain...stay warm!
YIKES!!!Got our oil contract for this winter and almost passed out!!!

Last year I paid $845 for  600 gal of oil with a 2 months to pay. Yesterday, I recieved our contract for this winter and it would cost $1517!!!!!

Guess who won't be taking the contract.  That's ridiculous. The country is going to go broke at this rate. They want $759 for 300 gallons. That takes us 3 months into the winter, but......where do they think the seniors  and others are going to get this money?

Guess old Mamma Bear is coming out of storage this year. Wood is no problem for us. We have a stockpile for the garage coal & wood stove and a friend that has 11 acres of woods he likes certain areas cleared every year.

I feel bad for others who have no access to another heating source.

Anybody go south for winter and continue working?

Hubby and I are thinking of going south for the first time this coming winter.  I've found some sublets with internet access, mostly wireless, one wired.  My work uses DocQScribe and internet based.   I use a desktop computer for work but have a laptop capable of the job. 

Have any of you done this?  If so, what was your experience?  Any tips or precautions as far as wireless internet security?  At home we have a wired network with a hardware firewall/router so no experience with wireless.  I'm not high tech but not a complete novice either.

As for paying bills and accessing cash in a different locale, did you use online banking and ATMs or some other method?  I confess some hesitation about online banking even though most of my friends and neighbors have used it for years!

Thanks to anyone who can help. 

We just signed up for our propane for winter.. It's gone up a dollar per gallon...
from last year.  There is no shortage of propane as far as I know.  They just raise the price because they can.  We're paying 1.89 per gallon.  Thank goodness we have 2 wood stoves, but I'm sure a cord of wood will double too. . You can't win.
Space heaters can be very expensive as I found out one winter
by just trying to heat my office and leaving the reest of house cold. The cost to use the space heater was more than the gas furnace would ahve been.
Ya know, winter doesn't officially start until tomorrow

And, I'm already tired of the cold,

tired of all the snow,

but my kids love it and I can't move.

Then consider the heat bill.....now I'm crying

Only during the summer. Wild colored toe socks in winter.
Work some holidays - don't really mind during the winter months, but
when summer rolls around, I am at the beach on the holidays and do not work them. As an IC, we get nothing extra as far as $$ just the extra work.

Can't complain - have plenty of work all of the time.
I heard crickets til I realized it was winter. Was really the start of chronic
i still use my fan even during fall/winter and turn it towards the wall but drowns out noises. nm
How are you planning to deal with the oncoming high winter heating bills?
I'll be bumping the thermostat back another degree or 2, down to whatever leveI I can  not be cold at.  Otherwise there will be less "fun" money spent if it has to go to the oil companies!
The HandEze gloves are nice w/the wrist support. I like them in the winter. Other brands to
I use regular thin winter gloves and cut the fingertips off. Works great! nm
I want my bread crumbs white so I let them dry up in the open overnight (winter brings low humidity)
a very good way not to waste stale bread (aside from pudding).
I did that for a while, gave QA, my TC everyone my private email and then I got an email and phone call from my TC, no longer would I receive emails from them unless I did it through Imail..and now this new darn system..I dont need this drama in my life, for pete sake, Im just trying to make a paycheck, ya know??

not if being paid on production. Questions and blanks go straight to QA. But this could  depend on how much experience you have.

nope! nm

Did someone ask you what you think????? Nope!!!




I would just chalk it up to experience and move on. Actually, that is just what I did, or had to do. If I was counting on them to either pass my tests, or offer me a position, I would have starved to death long ago. I had even found THEM work with a small company that was looking for an MTSO to do some of their accounts. I was promised that since I found the positions for them, that I would be one of them to test for the jobs. NEVER happened. They gave the testing and the positions to three others. When I questioned them about it, they told me that they had not even gotten the accounts, even after I learned they had signed the contracts. Consider it a loss, and take it off next year's taxes. That is the only way you will get any compensation back, and a lesson learned. But frankly, I am still bitter. Even though I found some pretty good positions and am doing now what I love. Good Luck.
You would burn them up in no time. I would recommend unlimited services like Vonage or zerocents.com
I would do this if not verbatim

She is a 66-year-old white female, recently transferred to our practive with diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, who I refer, blah blah
Nope, not for you. sm
Sorry. I must have gotten the Florida thing wrong. I thought she also said she was going to Florida, so I'm sorry for having the wrong destination. And I wasn't trying to pick some sort of fight. I was merely posing another opinion/option. There's nothing wrong with not taking the kids on a BUSINESS trip. BTW, thanks for the all-caps on the BUSINESS thing. It didn't come off at all snotty. So, no, my response wasn't meant for you. Thanks for asking, though.
Gave up holidays years ago and have never regretted it.
you are mistaken here. type 0-9 in three lines in NotePad and save it as a file. You will see 30 bytes, not KBs.

Been there done that. The online classes are a joke and it is almost completely self study. Wish I had saved my money.
Nope, not to much to ask and we never should

have to!  That said, while I tried all the usuals, nothing got my kids attention as much as no clothes to wear, no clean glasses and their rooms smelling like something died in them. 

MOM, where's my jeans?  How should I know, I did'nt wear them, usually led to finding them on the floor under 3 feet of whatever.  They all got the same printed list of how to do's and now they do them well.


the company I'm involved with puts food on the table and pays my bills........I don't exactly call that "gotten to me".....

Sorry, but it's all hype, and potentially dangerous.  If you research it at medical sites, the phrase perforated colon is usually mentioned! 





Nope. You really don't get it, do you? sm
I don't think any amount of explaining is going to make you understand, either. The same thing that was MISSING when you posted seeking medical advice for what could have been an emergency is the same thing that is keeping you from understanding why people are annoyed every time you post anything. Go back. Start at your post and the content of it. Begin at square 1 and read your post and the responses, followed by more of your posts. I have little hope you'll ever get a clue about anything, considering your original post.
nope. www.dol.gov -- they don't have to do that.
it's in their best interest to do that but not required to


I surely would not, though there are many things about the job I like; i.e, working at home - making great money.  What I don't like about it is always being tied down to it - can't take days off or vacation - that sort of thing.  But then, there's no job that's perfect, right?

Nope! I just tell her to go lay down, and she goes. nm
Nope, I have never
had any kind of medical terminology course or MT course. I just lucked out. I worked in the billing department for a small hospital and the HIM manager called me up one day out of the blue and offered me a job as a transcriptionist. They trained me and started me out at normal certified salary.
nope, that's not it (sm)
I wish I had my wits about me enough to have thought to snap a picture.  Trying to remember from the quick glimpses I had (at a safe distance).  The harder I try to remember the less I do.  Kinda of like the poster above who said by the end of the week it will grow as she tells the story.  I can still see that tongue flicking at me though.  Ugh.
nope, but I think there are
some sort of mystery fumes filtering through the computer screens today and people have sniffed it a little too long and it gave them a major case of WHINY HINEY.
nope. not at all
Yes. I agree with once in a while, but on a weekly or daily basis? Nope! Especially with young children at home. Married folks have to pull together, not apart.
DH and I have different interests on occasion. He is a runner, I'm a camper. I go camping with our youngest (16 yo DS) fairly often. DH would rather be on the track running in circles. So we often take a few days off and go in different directions -- me to the hiking trails, him to a track meet (and he's a gold medalist in the 1500 m Masters Nationals this year -- had to crow!). But when our kids were little, never, NEVER did he or I go and hang out anywhere on a regular basis. How unfair to whoever is left at home!
Nope that was the pay I saw for a job
That is why I asked it seemed funny
this doesn't work either but thanks for trying.
But I work on EditScript and it doesn't really interrupt anything. I don't have to worry about TAT either.
Sometimes documents get "stuck" and will stay checked out to you, but usually if you have to do an emergency shut down, power outage, etc., then you lose whatever you have done and the note will go into someone elses queue.
Nope, I think she is trying to help. (sm)
I don't understand MTs who don't think about the reaction they get from MDs and nurses who read their reports and see medical or English mistakes. (Now obviously the only people who know the recent BOS rule changes are people in the MT world, and I think it is dumb that the BOS changes rules for us when nobody is explaining them to the MDs, who must think we are idiots now, but that's a war I can't win). What I care about are medical errors, anatomical errors, formatting errors, grammar errors, English errors. Those are the errors I have seen in many place I have worked that are inexcusable. A good MT cares about quality as much as production, and should gratefully learn from whatever QA can point out as errors for them. If MTs don't think excellence is important, why in the world did they go into a clerical medical field.

Where I work currently the work I see is much better, thankfully. This must be due to hiring of good MTs and good QA.
Nope, not there. sm
Thanks for the help but there weren't any that I put in there. This is absolutely horrible. I use autotext a lot with "canned" dictation.

Thanks for trying to help me.
Well, actually I have an electronic copy on my computer which was provided by the transcription service I worked for but I think I have actually opened it up maybe twice.