Kris Jacobson's Journal
Written Mar 4, 2014 1:29pmWell, I saw Dr. Denlinger on Tuesday... One week ago... And she, too, was concerned about the water weight. I showed her the pic of my feet in Las Vegas and she wrote a script for Lasix. Not thrilled about the side effects... BUT, I lost 7 lbs. in 2 days. And I almost have an ankle again! lol
There is still lots of fluid in this body... Probably doesn't help much that I drink a gallon of water a day. And I'm hoping it goes down more soon so I can lay off the Lasix for a couple of days at a time. My goal will be 5 days on/2 days off if possible.
Along with most of this country (except for Sue Honda! Lol) I am thoroughly sick of this season. Spring can't come soon enough! And just for the record... the first person to complain about the heat is gonna get hit! haha
If it's me, remind me of the 15, count them, 15 storms this winter.
Las Vegas in February
Written Feb 15, 2014 5:23pmI want to go back!! Got home to more snow. The car has almost a foot of snow on it and the front walk was not done. That stinks, because I thought these guys I hired two weeks ago were going to keep an eye on any storm and knock next door if we had one. My neighbor said they showed up today (the storm was Thursday). But they didn't do my car, so I'm kinda miffed.Had a fun week. Walked too much. If I thought I had cankles before, I was WRONG!! lol My feet are SO SWOLLEN!!I can't even remember how many casinos I was in. Treasure Island and Harrahs NUMEROUS times. Danced at Gilleys. Saw Marc Savard the hypnotist. It was hysterical, but adult. If you are offended by sexual humor, it's not for you. It doesn't get raunchy, but it's definitely for adults! I laughed and laughed!!Also went to the Grand Canyon. It was chilly, and because of my swollen feet, I stupidly wore flip flops. What WAS I thinking? Oh, yeah... My feet hurt! lol Even saw some snow. What a beautiful place! I'm so glad I got the chance to see it! I took lots of pictures!And I also got to see Cirque du Soleil. Went to Mystere. It was amazing! I loved it! I always loved gymnastics and circuses, so I was enthralled! Plus a little levity thrown in! A wonderful show!Also did too much gambling. Most of you know I deal Texas Hold'em and play tournaments, so I thought I was pretty good..... Well, I thought I was, anyway! Last night Ellen and I played a small cash game. I won $22 and she won $60 so we didn't break even, but at least we got a little back.I also played blackjack, and won small amounts there, too. $25, $30, and $20. So that was nice. Paid ONE if the tournaments I was in! lolThere was so much to see, and so little time. I only did one slow down afternoon by the pool. The rest of the time I was busy, busy! I need a vacation now! lol
Written Feb 7, 2014 11:30amIt's been an interesting few days. Over 700,000 people lost power during this latest ice storm. I was one of them. There are still many people without power in this region. We were just blanketed with ice everywhere! Power is out... Trees are down... Roads are closed! They are saying it is worse than Hurricane Sandy because of the freezing cold.
I lost power Wed. morning. It was returned Yesterday afternoon around 3. Thankfully I have great friends! I stayed with one friend on Wed. night, and went to another's yesterday. I stopped here in the morning to check on the house and it was 40 degrees inside my house. I think even my furnace froze... It took quite a few hours to get it to stay running. I have a little portable heater, which ran most of the day and night.
I also got about 2" of water in my basement... No power =no sump pump. When the power came back, the sump pump started. By the time I got home, the basement was mostly dried out. Not too much damage, as most of my stuff is either off the floor or in plastic bins.
As for my large silver maple... Two LARGE limbs did not survive the storm. One fell in the middle of my backyard, the other toward my house. But although it was long enough to cover my porch, it did not reach the house, nor did it do too much damage to my porch. At least not that I can see. So I texted Nick, my ex from 2 years ago to see if he still does tree work. He offered to do the work for free if I could wait until Monday or so. I said I could, but I won't see him, as I will be on vacation. But it's so nice of him. I'm still gonna leave a little money for him, if only to pay for his gas and equipment.
I'm glad it got resolved before tomorrow as I'm leaving for Las Vegas early in the morning, for a week. And I will deal with the flood damage when I get back, as I can't leave the stuff for the trash collectors today. Actually, I COULD, since we all still have our trash cans down waiting for trash pickup. This is the 4th of the past 6 weeks where we had no trash pickup.
I'm happy to be getting out of here... More snow tomorrow afternoon (only 1-3 inches) and another storm during the week, possibly Wed. I am so done with this winter!
I hope all of you have warmth and POWER this frigidly cold week. I know a few of my friends were still without power last night... I sure hope the power is back on SOON.