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Nov. 16th, 2008 @ 05:36 pm Update
I know I have not posted here in some time, but for those not following my LJ, Lucky has a luxated lens which needs surgery and also will need a retinopexy. The vet is a good one - Complete Animal Eyecare of Sherman Oaks, Dr. Bruce Silverman practicing.

I knew it was going to be expensive, but the true surprise was the cost. I knew it was going to be a lot. I just did not know it was going to be that much.

Base charges for anesthesia, one month of rechecks, fluids, injection, hospitalization, medicines and e-collar - $788

Lens removal without artificial lens replacement - $1,850

Lens removal with insertion ans suturing of artificial lens - $2,475

Transpupilary retinopexy to be done two to three weeks after the main surgery - $1,000 flat fee.

Total: $3,638 to $4,263

Of which I have on hand $2,000 after the last week of vet visits ($225), tests ($477), presurgical blood panel and x ray ($282) and meds ($138) have taken to date $1,122. Mom can't help - I'm the one sending her money. Boss said he'd help, but I don't know how much. I have commissions coming in, but they're on a 30-day cycle and I won't see them until after December 1. I'm going to put some stuff up on e-bay, but I don't know that it will sell in time.

I know it's hard times, and I know it's close to Christmas. If you can loan (just specify that I need to pay you back and how fast) or donate anything, or have me write a story, or do something in Dreamweaver for you, or anything, please - I really need the help.

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Oct. 26th, 2008 @ 08:24 am (no subject)
All right, which one of you broke LJ?
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Sep. 16th, 2007 @ 02:54 pm ANNOUNCING!
A Harry Potter fandom gift exchange!

Yes, another one.

Smut or gen. Het or slash. All pairings or none at all, bring your wishes!

Want whips and canes and BDSM games? Or schmooping and spooning and fluff? PWP or plot galore? Do you want your Hermione Snaped or with a jigger of Ginny? Popular pair? Rare pair? All will be welcome on January 6, 2008 - the night of merriment, mummery, and misrule.

More information can be found here: http://community.livejournal.com/the_12th_night/profile

Signups will tale place on LJ, but all content will be mirrored here - http://asylums.insanejournal.com/the_12th_night

atdelphi and I are your co-mods, and hope to see you there!
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Aug. 31st, 2007 @ 09:04 pm Ahem.
fandomforums.com - open for business.
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Aug. 18th, 2007 @ 08:24 am 'Tis the season...
Signed up for SMUTMAS!

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Aug. 13th, 2007 @ 09:38 pm One last thought before bed.
Does anyone else think that Amy Winehouse is starting to look like Tim Curry playing Frank N Furter?

Just sayin'.
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May. 27th, 2007 @ 09:47 am Update:
Leaving for Colorado on the morning of 5/30 - happy birthday to me - and will most likely be back on the evening of June 6. Mom needs help, and I am going out there to make sure she gets it.

I don't know what I will be doing about e-mail, and will try to voicepost as I can - you guys are my lifeline.
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May. 22nd, 2007 @ 03:43 pm manamana
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The only thing I have to say about this day is...
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Mar. 3rd, 2007 @ 08:12 am What a week...
One of the good things did not pan out, so I am a little down about that. However, we lost out to a company notorious among wholesalers for product dumping - huge amounts of shit that would not otherwise sell unless it was marked down to teeny profits - on their multi-store accounts. I give it six months.


The new system is the love of my life and I am going to marry it. Quiet, fast, and can handle shitloads of tasking without so much as a hiccup. I am still transferring data, but it's a little like undertaking a cleaning of a massive, cluttered house. I'm dropping another gigabyte of RAM in shortly.


For some reason the osteoarthritis in my feet gave me sheer hell this week - I trimmed down a sheet of memory foam to fit my boots and loaded up on Glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM/SAM-e. It felt like everything forward of my arch was being forced through a ball-point pen. This is my payment for spending ten years in 3-4 inch heels - feet that caused the x-ray tech to ask if someone had ever taken a hammer to them. I do feel better this morning - both because of freshly washed sheepskin slippers and a lovely dream where my feet were toasty warm.

But damn, I do miss my shoes.

I love my workboots, birkies, sneakers and clogs - but I miss my pretty, pretty heels. I bought them like candy, wore them everywhere, and even had favorite pairs re-soled and heeled. I had a man buy a pair right off my feet one late night in Waikiki.

"I'll give you four hundred dollars for those shoes on your feet right now."

Wow! I can buy more shoes!


*sighs* Birkenstocks just don't ring my bells the way a pair of Italian shoes can - the Italians really grok high heels.


More crossroads present themselves, and I wonder if Hecate isn't forcing me to make a lot of choices that I have slipped out of before. I keep coming back to the same damn one - the same fork, the same door, the same choice. I keep walking away from it, but who am I kidding here?

There is absolutely no reason to keep revisiting it, because the same damn thing happens every time - so it's time for the path not taken.


Brownies )
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Mar. 10th, 2003 @ 08:59 am (no subject)
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