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Coffee Klatch

   MeiDei  Do you remember getting up out of bed without making sound effects?
17 hours ago .

   Gram77  How funny and yes I remember. Used to be that I was up and on my way. No more. : )
About an hour ago .

   MeiDei  tell me how they do it .....

Yesterday at 21:03 EST .

   GO3  Rollerskates?
Yesterday at 22:52 EST .

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   MeiDei  Evidently not, see:

the same group
Yesterday at 23:49 EST .

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   GO3  The second video shows they are not as smooth as the first, but apparently no roller skates. I did notice the stage floor seems to be very highly polished. Maybe this allows their shoes to skim over the surface with multiple small foot movements. This is pure speculation though.
Yesterday at 01:46 EST .

   MeiDei  I thought roller or ice skates at first but cancelled that out since they never bent their knees to accelerate; then I thought magnets & gave myself a head slap for that. No, they just have superior upper body control as well as the legs. I think they're remarkable as do their audiences.
23 hours ago .

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   Gram77  I googled this and cannot find a specific explanation of how they use/move their feet. However, it explained their training and it makes ballet we are used to seeing a picnic in the park. Training is not kind and those women work very, very hard under constant scolding and being screamed at. Whatever, it is truly beautiful.
18 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Find the doggy
   September 20 at 16:18 EST .

   Gram77  Left row, 3rd one down and how cute is that dog!
September 21 at 08:30 EST .

   MeiDei  Cute enough to want one!
September 21 at 12:01 EST .

   MeiDei  OK - a weekend hidden object quiz, find the following objects & place their whereabouts in your answer i.e. embroidery scissors - lower right edge, side of 2nd drawer [unopened]. Here's your list, good luck:
Baby bunny

   September 1 at 20:52 EST .

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   MeiDei  Click he photo to make it bigger.
September 2 at 19:12 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  bunch of lazy critters out there Mei. If I can find these with one working eye, what's their excuse ?
Orange on the shelf
revolver on the settee
cane behind
coat rack next to chair
bunny in the chair
bullet and travel flask on settee
horseshoe on the wall
key center on overhead rack
Shelf- book, fish bowl, tea pot, cat, lamp
Travel trunk - pearls, vest, apple, perfume, gobblets, spoon
Turtle on the floor, and now I'm pooped
We got the shutters up and DH had to make a trip to the Manatee Port for a load of perishables to Atlanta. I'm ticked, but w/his clearance he was activated, he is too old for this shiiite and I don't appreciated being home alone fretting. This is going to be very very bad. Francis removed all our trees years ago but I worry about flooding.
COME ON party poopers, where are you ?
September 7 at 20:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  Very well done indeed! - and here I was ready to delete this for lack of interest ; )
September 8 at 14:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  can you find Clancy the cat?
   August 21 at 16:08 EST .

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   Tulsa  Yes I can. It's sitting on the credenza between the yella box and the name on the tv. Left-ish side.

This black on black bidness is both obvious and difficult. too. Don't stop.
August 23 at 11:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  Well done Tulsa, more to come ; )
August 25 at 10:34 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  I was just made aware of a Medicaid scam. My next door neighbor is Mexican. Don't know if they're citizens, but are here legally. Her mother-in-law was staying with them for a month, then went to a daughter's home a few blocks away. The MIL has cancer. She's having chemo and radiation here. Neighbor said Medicaid is paying for it. I was confused and said she lives in Mexico. Neighbor said she' s a legal resident. She comes and goes. She sure does. She comes here for benefits and then goes back to Mexico. Neighbor's father did the same thing a couple years ago. I was confused but never asked how he could be covered by Medicaid for his chemo. What seems to be happening is the adult children say they'll sponsor mami and papi. They get their green card, hop,back to Mexico and come here when they need medical care. This is wrong on so many levels. Am I the only one that didn't know about this scam?
August 16 at 19:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  You don't know how disturbing it is to read this!
August 21 at 16:10 EST .

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   Tulsa  Flaming Sword. I called locally and found that SHIIP is not called SHIIP in each State. It's called SHINE in FL. It's called OSHIIP in OK, etc. But by calling the 800 number I listed below, they can give you the 'SHIIP' office in your city or state and that office can tell you if there is a senior org in your city that helps you enroll in Part D or answer any and all Medicare questions about supplemental ins or anything else.

Our pharmacy is too busy too help, tho they would certainly do so if asked.
August 7 at 12:01 EST .

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   Tulsa  By increasing our homeowner deductible from $1000 to $2000 per incident, we saved $400 annually. In 15 yrs we have had one claim from 3 hail storms in a row one roof required.
August 5 at 13:08 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Ok, stupid question time. I turned 70 in May. Applied for Social Security for the first time. I still work at a full time 40 hr week job with insurance, 401k, etc.. SS signed me up for Medicare-basic part A at the same time. I assume my company will balk at the double coverage soon? Where does one go to find about supplemental coverage, what I should take? All of it,some of it? I am totally in the dark about this. Do I need to sit down with a professional to explain this to me? Where do I go? I have no intention of relying on the internet for something so important. I don't know Part A,b,c,d,e,f, from a hole in the ground.
July 29 at 19:07 EST .

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   Jerico  Well medicare is always your primary insurance. Anything else is secondary. Medicaid always pays last. Part A = HIB or inpatient hospital. Part B = SMIB or supplemental medical insurance benefits-covers dr bills, er, etc. Medicare D-RX you have to sign up for a plan. It is best to speak with your pharmacist to see what plan is going to benefit you the most. There are HMO plans also. Medicare B and D have a cost. D's cost depends on which plan you pick.

I hope this helps
July 31 at 06:24 EST .

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   Tulsa  You should receive Medicare & You 2018 in Sept. or Oct. Section 1 explains the Parts.

Part A is free. Part B is dr. and is deducted from your 'award check monthly'. Federal taxes are deducted monthly.
Part D is deducted monthly if you designate it so when signing up annually. Part D is optional.

You sign up for Part D (prescriptions ) annually from Oct. 15 thru Dec. 7. You may go on line to sign in and compare part D plans. Which meds they cover is as important as the cost of meds.

If you are on meds and join a Part D plan, they must fill your meds the first time. That gives you time to be pre approved (required of some meds ). You will see a PA by the medication. If a med is not on the drug plan you may request a formulary exception. They will fax your dr office and see if you can take something they offer. Your dr. simply as to say no, I want the patient to take what I prescribed and they usually approve the exception.

Medicare pays '80%' (it doesn't ) and Supplemental pays '20% of what Medicare pays. (note Medicare does not pay 80% ) Most drs. write off the difference. Some will bill you the difference. Same with hospitals.

The supplemental you chose is yours FOREVER. Their rates can and will go up and you have no say. You can not change plans. You may pay them or have this drafted from you checking acct.

There is an organization called SHIIP 1-800-224-6330. Call them and ask if there is a Seniors org in your town that will help you sign up for Part D if you want part D. Once you what them do it, you can do it yourself on line.

They also supply prices for Supplemental plans and which plan they recommend for seniors.

Another senior you know can be a big help with all this.

Best wishes
August 5 at 13:03 EST .

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   Tulsa  I may be incorrect, but I believe you must be signed up for Part A and Part B to get part D (prescriptions ) which means you are receiving a SS check. Part C is medicare Advantage and covers more like ? possibly prescriptions?(Pls verify this with SHIIP ) The info I provided in my first comment is for 'original medicare'.

Understand medicare does not pay 80%, so supplemental is paying 20% of what medicare determines a dr or hospital 'should be charging'. You have to see the numbers to believe it.

And medicare only kicks in after your annual deductible is met. Your supplemental may or may not pay that deductible. Each plan is different.

It's rilly and truly not this confusing after the first year. And there are entire organizations for seniors that walk you thru it. Call your local 'meals on wheels' office and ask if they help seniors with medicare and part d (if you want part d ).

A trip to the SS office may be required. You can not have medicare and ins from your employer. It's one or the other. So unless you are retiring, do not sign up for Part B. ...or get part D (presc ) or Supplemental until absolutely necessary.

But you MUST ask SHIIP if there is a penalty for waiting to enroll in Medicare and sign up for SS. Please, please forgive typos...I'm rushing.
August 5 at 13:41 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Thanks everyone. This is so confusing.
August 5 at 16:44 EST .

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   Tulsa  Flaming Sword. More info. For Part D (prescriptions which is optional ) all your medications are entered at and you are able to compare plans annually. There are senior organizations that will do this for you. Once your scripts are entered, they are usually there year after year even tho plans change. Plans come and go. You pay a monthly prem which can be deducted from you SS check if you mark the box when signing up for a Part D plan on line. You are given a number which is yours alone and allows you to find your list of meds which can be changed as needed. Meds added or removed, etc. Pls Note: Once you start Part D, if you fail to keep a plan (for a certain number of days/months ) and then try to sign up again, there is a fairly substantial penalty.

These plans can be very reasonable if you only take generic meds.
August 7 at 10:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  A bit different, locate - by area - the objects listed below the picture. Use your zoom ; )
   July 9 at 13:16 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  good grief, maybe I am 'seeing things' that aren't there. A birdcage, sword, cake, 3 parrots, dustpan, cigarette, 2 bottles and a genie bottle, maybe that's the perfume. Golf ball, lemon,tassle and fan, OK.
July 9 at 14:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  location, location, location ??? - (laughing )
July 9 at 15:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  who can find the mink coat & give its location?
July 11 at 13:05 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Is it on the back wall between the lampshade and birdcage ?
July 11 at 13:40 EST .

  10 people like this.

   MeiDei  Good eye EC! How about locating the others?
July 11 at 16:58 EST .

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   Gram77  The mink coat is hanging up rather high by the window at the rear of the room. This is neat...more please.
July 12 at 12:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  How about solving this one first - where is the tassel, fan, lighter, lemon, golf ball - set of bongos, gold coin, pillow, heart, bookmark, etc.? I've one or two others to post once this one is solved. ; )
July 12 at 14:11 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh, there is this much more? Sorry.....even so another one would be fun when we finish this.
July 12 at 16:03 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  The lemon is on the seat behind the pianist.
July 12 at 18:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  The heart is located in the backrest of each dining chair ; )
July 13 at 04:18 EST .

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