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once I went to a huge outdoor Colorado BBQ..

Posted By: they cooked BUFFALO in the pit! YUM..nm on 2006-07-01
In Reply to: Party dilema... - gmg

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Outdoor gifts
Such as concrete statuary for flower beds.  Even a beautiful flowering shrub that celebrates every year with them.  Now is the time to plant shrubs and trees so that would be great if they have a home and not an apartment. 
Sneezing indoor/outdoor cat
Our cat who likes to go outdoors for a couple of hours every morning to get the nighttime kinks out was sneezing too as you described yours is.  Her shots are all current, etc. as well.  Took her to the vet who put her on an antibiotic.  She said that cats and outside critters carry viruses at different times of the year just like humans do the flu, etc. and if outside they are susceptible to those airborn viruses from other critters and cats that are outside.  One week of cat antibiotics and she was sneeze free!  Thought I'd pass that along!  Good luck!
outdoor wood boilers
If you live in the north, where our temp is currently 11 degrees, investing in an outdoor wood boiler is the way to go. I don't think you can have them in the city, but if you live out of town, wood is definately cheaper than propane. We can fill our tank once a year (approximately $550)
I bought an outdoor welcome mat to put under mine - nm
We are outdoor people so my suggestions wouldn't work

for you, although we have a motorhome so our camping isn't really roughing it.  

We did not take an extendend train trip, but did take an 20+ hour trip on a train.   We did not have a sleeper car as it was just as cheap to fly as it was for the sleeper car and we were trying to save $$.  Anyway the train had mice and a sewage problem and every time the train hit a rough spot that made it jerk the sewage smell would go through the whole train and gag you.   There were people in sleeper compartments that their bathrooms didn't work.   Our train originated in NY and was going to FL and we got on midway and all the better seats were taken.   The train also seemed to stop at every crossroads for someone to get on/off so sleeping was not easy.  

I grew up in Southern Colorado.  Our family just visited Denver.  I have a friend who lives in the suburbs of Denver.  All I can tell you is Colorado is beautiful, but be prepared for a much higher cost of living.  I don't know where in the south you live, but chances are the cost of liviing is less than in Colo.  We have a 200k mortage (In NE Oklahoma).  My friends in Colo have a home that is the same square footage and pretty comparable to our home and their mortage is in the low 300's!  I know we would not be able to afford a nice home in Colorado and still have all the other extras we have now.  Also, be prepared for some bad winters.  It snows a bunch in Colorado and it is not fun to get around in!  Other than that, Denver (or the suburbs) offers a lot in the way of shopping, entertainment, etc., not to mention the beautiful scenery.  Good luck with you decision! 
Hot in Colorado
107 degrees today. Cows starting to give instant milk. Jack rabbits are carrying canteens. It's not any better up north either. Denver up into the 100s also. Snowmen are disappearing in great numbers. Arkansas River is rising because of them.
Had to go to the TOP of the Poudre Canyon to go camping and it was still REALLY HOT!
in colorado?
Any Colorado MTs on here? (sm)

DH and I are considering moving to Colorado.  Anything you can tell me about how you like it, or not, the people, the climate, attitudes , would be most helpful! I would like to talk with MTs particularly who are working from home, as I do.  Thanks so much!!

P.S.  There is not much activity on the states board, as I went there for info first.

Colorado sm

Boulder is a great choice.  I would be happy to answer any questions.   E-mail if you would like. 

Colorado MTs
Where are you located at in Colorado?
2.46/gal in Colorado!
sheesh...I wish it could go down to under $2/gal..that would be awesome!!
Snow in Colorado
It snows more up north than it does out on the southeastern plains near Pueblo. I live there. We really need snow and some moisture. It's been like that for 5 or more years.
Cold in Colorado! ...
Burr is right!  I'm in northern/central Colorado, I think it is about 5 degree now with light snow ... but the wind is dying down.  Horrible hurricane type winds the last few days.  Thanks for mentioning us Coloradans!!  :)
Hi, I am from Colorado Springs. sm
I prefer the Denver area, even though I am from the Springs. The Springs is definitely extreme conservative (Bush territory). Very family oriented community. Cost of living is reasonable compared to other areas. The climate is dry and not too cold, despite what most think because it snows. We get sunshine 80% of the year. I work at home as an MT, and did very well income-wise working at one of the local hospitals. I am employed IC now, but still do well. I am not crazy about the Pueblo area. Where are you interested in living?
Colorado MT jobs
Hi - send me your e-mail. Put Denver Medical transcription jobs in Google and you will find a few. Some are a little old, but they may still need people.
Question for Colorado MTs

I'm in a little town called Strasburg.  I'm about 35 to 40 miles away from Denver, which is why I would consider the commute, especially if it was required just to get my foot in the door.  Lots of people in our little town make that commute all the time, so it's not uncommon, but it's not something I'd necessarily be crazy about!

Thank you all for the kind suggestions.  They're very much appreciated!

Question for Colorado MTs
Thank you for your reply, but I have done that. Of the ones I've looked at, I've never found openings for MTs, and when I've called, which is a long-distance call for me, I've often been told that they have a service who does their transcription. I posted this question here hoping for a reply from someone with first-hand knowledge of a hospital that did hire MTs rather than using a service.
Colorado Springs
It is a great place to live!!! Colorado Springs is about 60 miles South of Denver but we go to Denver every once in a while. I was born in Boulder (Northwest of Denver). The snow may last longer than a day if it is a decent storm, but for the most part it is gone pretty quickly! The air is fresh and clean and crisp. The autumn leaves right now are just beautiful. I moved here from San Diego and couldn't be happier!! If you have any specific questions, you could e-mail me, but I wish you well and say go for it! 
Any MTs in the Colorado area?

My husband has a possible job opportunity in the northern Colorado area.  I am just wondering if anyone on this board is out in that area?  I am wondering what the average pricing is on housing, apartments, etc.  Anything really fun to do out there?  This would be in the Fort Collins area.   Also, what is the usual temperature in the summer and winter, snow fall, etc. 

I have found most of this information on-line, but I would much prefer to hear from someone who lives around this area.  I would take a personal view over a computer anyday!  We live in Florida now, so this would be a HUGE move for our family!

Thanks for any info.

I love Colorado
Is there anything to do? You could spend a lifetime in Colorado and never run out of things to do, that is if you like the outdoors. I live east of Monument just north of Colorado Springs but at a higher altitude than Fort Collins, so it is warmer in Fort Collins in the summer but we get more snow in the winter. Summers get into the high 90s for a high. Winters get a fair amount of snow but are very sunny (and lovely). No dreary winters here! We visited Fort Collins many times when our son attended CSU for 5 years. It would be my second choice of cities to live in throughout Colorado. Don't know about housing prices, but surely not as bad as the Springs where prices are going out of sight. Fort Collins is always in the top 10 cities for retirees because of many factors--reasonable housing, climate, recreation, jobs, etc. I personally would love to live in a big university town like Fort Collins because there is always something going on. Make your first purchase on moving here a pair of good hiking shoes. You will never look back to Florida. The mountains are awesome!
Is there a reason you picked Colorado or was it
Colorado Hospital Jobs
Thank you, MT mom of 3. I'm afraid you're probably right because it's what I've found for the most part. I actually applied at a local service recently and discovered they had some of the hospital transcription, but I ended up not taking the job because they were only going to pay me 0.03 per line for some type of work to do with VR. I don't know the full details, but it seemed as though I'd be editing, and it just didn't sound all that great to me.
Does anyone live in the Denver, Colorado, area? sm

I may possibly be moving there.  What can you tell me about it?  The school systems do not matter as we no longer have children at home.  What areas are nice to live in?  I read that when it snows it usually melts the same day....is that true?

Any information from someone who lives there or has lived there would be much appreciated.


Definitely Colorado. Wonderful summers and beautiful winters!
I feel bad for the people in Colorado and Wyoming who had so much wind and cold
weather.  This would be worse than a hurricane because if your roof blows off, you are in severe sub-0 temperatures with blowing snow.  No way to get any kind of help, and no way to stay warm. 
YUP, huge fan!!!!
OMG, thanks!! That would be a huge (sm)
mistake personally for me, as I do not know how I would make out with the kids, and then to go through all that, train, and not have it work. Will look elsewhere. Thanks for the input!!
Huge, I think it's small on my end (NM)
:::huge applause for you::: nm
DH is a HUGE fan! I watch only for him.
the SEP IRA is a huge deduction...
but I can't say that I've seen people frequently posting they take $10K in deductions. That also means they spent $10K. You may be imagining that. Maybe do an archive search and then try to repost and contact them?  As has been frequently said on this post, the only difference between IC and SE is an IC pays another 7.5% self employment tax but then takes deductions. Don't see how that adds up to 10 grand.
I smell a huge rat
Is your husband up to no-good with this loser? First of all any "my baby's daddy" situation has scumbag written all over it. Second of all, if your husband doesn't mind being used by this lazy bum for a free place to live, he has to be getting something out of the bargain. I'd be doing some serious checking around if I were you.

Meanwhile, you're right to keep this piece of crap away from your kids. If your husband likes him so much let him live with this waste of oxygen alone.

Good luck.
So what if it's with huge templates....
600 lines an hour is 600 lines an hour whether it's straight typing or using templates. I WISH I had huge templates.
Anyone here Bayscribe? Have a huge ?

  for you.  When you hit SUBMIT and go into the spell check, and say there's a spelling error it picks up (for example, it's a medicine that I need to look up and verify), is there ANY WAY I can do this without having to completely close down the spell check, go to another window, look up the word, and then re-hit SUBMIT and spell check again?

I've still new to Bayscribe, but so far this has been a huge time eater-upper.  For some reason it won't let me do anything but close up the spell checker, look up the word, and then re-spell check (and of course it doesn't remember any of the fixes I've already made so I need to go back through them again). 


Ideas??????????? THANK YOU!!  

Well there is already a huge thread...
Why keep it going and going?  If you all are just now realizing that AHDI is against the MT, then have you had your head in the sand the past few years or what?  Get a grip!  Life is what you make it!  This OP obviously wants to keep bringing it up and bringing it up blocking the entire board with this crap.
I got rid of my HUGE desk...sm
i use a 20 inch widescreen laptop and i just ordered a very small rolling desk.  i use wireless keyboard, mouse, and headphones. that way, I can roll my office outdoors when the weather is nice or in my bedroom or any place I will be comfortable as I suffer from chronic back problems.
You can't. It's a huge ripoff.
It sucks plain and simple.  If you're not terribly interested in making enough money to pay the bills it might be okay for you.  Not for me.
We have a huge 4 day celebration in our little town

There is something going on from tonight right through until the fireworks on the 4th.  There is a street dance, a bean hole bean supper, a lobster bake and just tons of stuff going on.

Our town is only population 7500, but the celebration has grown to over 30,000 attendees for the 2 hour parade, followed by fun, games, entertainment and music in the park and then fireworks that start at 9:00 and last for hours. It's great fun!

I'm lucky too.  I live just a mile from the festivities, so I'm home for a long time while people are still waiting in traffic. The traffic goes smoothly though.  The events have always been very well organized with our school bus drivers giving free shuttle bus rides.

Happy 4th everyone!

I have never been SO embarassed, but I called, and its A HUGE NO!! Oh well!
Thanks! My friend's kid is a huge fan & will love this :)
NO. We have committed to huge OT today
and all weekend.
Whatever, but it would be a huge meal and take me months to eat it. nm
Huge room in a very old house.
Walls are a dark greenish gold with hardwood floors. Standard Office Max computer table where I do all my work. Bookshelves all around the room. Only other furniture is an old desk that is covered with all the stuff I don't have room for on the computer table. Four large windows facing south and east. When working I have all the important stuff like reference books, printer, etc within reach.
To all ICs claiming huge deductions...(sm)

I just met with my accountant yesterday.  I am so sick I cannot think straight.  I asked alot of people before moving ahead with an IC position and leaving employee status.  EVERYONE stated that the deductions you can write off are more than worth paying the extra SS taxes that you no longer have an employer to pay.  I even saw several people specifically state they lowered their taxable income by $10,000 or more so the IC status was well worth the headache of paying the extra taxes. 

Well, I would sure love to know how in the world you ladies come up with these deductions.  The accountant said my total deductions for my home office came to about $2400.  But then my SS taxes I owed ate up that plus about another $1500.  Are those of you reaping in huge deductions working strictly via the internet?  I have no gas, mileage, vehicle wear/tear deductions because I'm strictly internet based.  But even with considering those deductions, if I had them, I still cannot see where in the world you all are coming out so much better.  Someone please offer suggestions/comments....have I just completely screwed myself over here or do I need a new accountant??

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Hey everyone, I have a huge amount of strawberries from my
want to make a different kind of dessert with them. Every year I always wind up making strawberry shortcake or strawberry ice cream and well those are great but I'm such a creature of habit that I really want to make something completely different. If you have any great ideas, PLEASE let me know!


Wow, I'm getting a huge break compared to others...sm
Through Cincinnati Bell, I have to have their broadband, which is also the ISP.  As part of the bundle, I get Complete Connections which includes call waiting, caller ID, call block, etc.  This whole package comes to around $44 and gives you 200 minutes of long distance.  I recently asked to have unlimited added to my phone line, but it automatically goes on both lines.  The additional charge for unlimited is $10.  So I basically pay $10 for unlimited! 
I have a huge pile of laundry

But I want to buy more clothes because they are having a buy one get the next for $1 at the shopping bug.  They I can have more clothes to wash


Isn't that silly

Yes you can do huge blocks of text...
I do the same thing, whole entire procedures, combined ROS and PE sections, whole reports in some cases, and I have never come across a block of text that it said was too big. I use mine in conjunction with DQS and I even incorporate the @@ sign so that I can just move from jump code to jump code and fill in the different information that needs to be changed.

Another cool feature of IT is that you can not only make expansions for words and phrases, you can make up your own commands. Like I have one that will go up in my report and find DIAGNOSIS and change it to DIAGNOSES if there winds up being more than 1. I also have one that will delete the 1. if the doctor dictates a 1. and doesn't dictate a 2. as well as I made one that will go to the beginning of a paragraph if they dictate a 2 without dictating a 1 and it will put a 1. and 2 spaces, then go to the end of the paragraph and put a 2. and 2 spaces and then my cursor is right where I need it to start #2. It has saved me a lot of muttering and cursing under my breath about doctors who don't know how to count LOL.