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Whining [Oct. 30th, 2007|09:05 am]
Lanette
I have my car down at Renton Honda to get a few repairs plus normal maintaining stuff. The last bus to Maple Valley leaves at 5:39pm from Renton. This means I missed the last bus. No taxi companies would come get me! I was starting to panic with no way home, and spent almost 3 hours in the cold and wind. Thus I have a sexy "somewhat chapped" face. I had to hire a town car to get home. Normally Craig would have picked me up, but his car had to be towed to get repairs. They couldn't identify and fix the issue yesterday, so we have no cars at all today. Craig got up at 5am and just NOW got to work. The bus service blows. To make matters worse, the last bus North (To Renton) leaves at 3:30pm, so if my car isn't ready early, I won't be able to take a bus to go get it. Add the car repairs on top of the already costly vet bills, and the financial situation isn't going to great at the moment either.

I'm a little stressed about work as well. I try my best to set reasonable expectations and exceed them. Others feel it is better to set unreachable goals and fail to meet them. It's a difference that is hard to adjust to.

2 unpleasant doctor's appointments yesterday and I'm feeling quite bummed and sore.

In happy thoughts, we both have Friday off work and are headed to Leavenworth to stay at a bed and breakfast. We already put down the money, so we have to go. It should be fun, and my car will be in good condition to safely get us there, plus, it has snow tires.



Plus, I didn't eat enough yesterday. My weight is within 1.5lbs of going out of range on the bottom end. I'm cooking dinner tonight for sure. Chicken, veggies, and acorn squash.
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[User Picture]From: anunnakigirl
2007-10-30 04:08 pm (UTC)
Oh my....I read that as after your doctors your bum was sore.....
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 04:11 pm (UTC)

The Medical TMI

Well, that isn't far from the truth. Due to my endo surgery, I have to get extensive pelvic exams every 6 months including pap plus an up the butt exam to make sure endo and scar tissue aren't growing out of control. It's icky.
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[User Picture]From: anunnakigirl
2007-10-30 04:17 pm (UTC)

Re: The Medical TMI

So weird, they never did that with me when I had mine....though it was 8 years ago. I get the bum exam too if the doctor is aware enough to be giving me one, but to check my colon. Apparently this is something alot ob/gyns should be doing on people our age.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 04:19 pm (UTC)

Re: The Medical TMI

In my case, I had a ton of endo behind the uterus and I think that's why they check both. Not a good time, but I think it's good that my doctor is willing to give the best exam for my health even if it is annoying.
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[User Picture]From: anunnakigirl
2007-10-30 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: The Medical TMI

I was the same, even has some ON my colon that they couldn't even get to (actually they couldn't get to a lot behind my uterus for some reason) Maybe they have better ways to do it? I guess the plus side is that I haven't had any problems since thanks to being on Depo.

:o)

And it is better safe than sorry!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 04:28 pm (UTC)

Re: The Medical TMI

My doc knew that I had alot behind the uterus before the surgery due to him giving me painful exams and me wanting to kick him. If the know in advance they have a special tool which allows them to get back there, so luckily he did have that tool. I'm glad the depo works for you. It has already grown back some, but is WAY improved since May. No stabbing pelvic pain that takes my breath away.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgirl
2007-10-30 06:32 pm (UTC)
wow! what a pain!

i don't think i could live in a place with that poor public transportation.

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 06:38 pm (UTC)
It's very annoying. Luckily, my car will be ready tonight, so I can go pick it up on the way to work tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2007-10-30 08:42 pm (UTC)
Sadly, if you live outside the Seattle transit core, the transit situation is... amusing? Getting directly to my parents house, on the weekend, on the bus is pretty much impossible (they live near to Lanette) and even on a weeknight, all the buses are "commuter" oriented, so there are only four or five buses in a couple hour time frame.

They've passed some funding legislation (and we're voting on more this election) to improve the situation, but it will take time. And this being Seattle they have to talk everything into the ground before any improvements actually happen.

This is, after all, the city that turned down comparable funding from the goverment that gave DC the Metro and BART to SF.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 08:43 pm (UTC)
Considering that you can't leave downtown seattle past 4:45pm on a weekday and still get to Maple Valley, how is that commuter oriented? As a commuter, I think it is a joke.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2007-10-30 08:48 pm (UTC)
That's why I put commuter in quotes. ;) I have heard that some of the new transit money floating around is earmarked for expanding the 143/149, but I have no idea what the timing is like on that.

The people who set schedules at Metro are on drugs, I swear to god. I theoretically take a route with 10 minute frequency during peak hours... except when it's randomly 20 at some intervals for no reason that I can determine.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 08:51 pm (UTC)
I couldn't believe it, but seriously, to get home on the bus taking the last possible bus, I'd have to leave work shortly after 4pm from Fremont, and to take the bus there, I'd have to leave at 6am and still not get to work until shortly before 9, so basically, I would have to work part time to take the bus.

I did, however, vote YES on transits, and somehow Craig's ballot never arrived. Poor republican, not able to cancel out my vote just yet. Ha!
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2007-10-30 08:59 pm (UTC)
One of my coworkers takes the 143/149 to and fro every day, but luckily we don't have to worry about downtown connections. I suspect that it will be at least 20 years before we have a system that works well enough to actually motivate people to not drive from outlying areas.

That said, from talking to friends who work in DC, even though you can take Metro from the far ends of Maryland to West Virginia, a commute on the train can still be upwards of 90 minutes. Though certainly I have friends in the UK that commute two hours or more on the train every day.

Perhaps we need to figure out how to make that cultural shift away from our puritan work ethic so working part time is as much work as we need to do in order to function. Though there are enough economists argusing both sides of that issues in terms of productivity that it will never happen. ;)

I always vote yes for transportation infrastructure and education, they're the two things that if you don't spend money on now... you end up paying more for later.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-10-30 09:06 pm (UTC)
Taking the train really was working well for me, but now it takes so much longer than driving that it isn't a real viable option.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2007-11-01 09:06 pm (UTC)
OK, your sister doesn't live that far away and can give you rides in situations like the one described. I could have been to Renton in 30-45 minutes and standing in the cold rain for that long sounds much better than 3 hours to me. Next time, CALL ME! I'm sure I'm way cheaper than either a taxi or a town car. Sheesh!
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