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RE: Stimulus Late in Arriving

Wife and I file jointly and the 1 payment are direct deposited into checking account. Can someone explain to me why they are getting two deposits. One for each person. Our payment hit our checking account on March 15. We both receive SS and pay taxes on it and other income.
Charlie D. 04/08/21 10:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Daschund legs

Here is an update: Took her to another vet and started cold laser and chiropractic therapy. No adjustment. Vet told us she would do 3 treatments and if no response we would have to accept her as she is. A sad thing to hear and having PTSD, she has been my therapy and she, along with her sister, keeps me active. First treatment was on a Tuesday. Couldn't tell if it helped. Second treatment on Friday. Saturday and through the weekend we could see a small improvement and when taking her outside with a strap I noticed when her feet touched the ground she would move her rear legs a little as if trying to walk. I'm thinking "maybe."When set down she would stand on her rear legs albeit wobbly for a few moments. It appeared that each morning after letting them out of their crate I could see improvement. Five days afer her second treatment I let them out, sat her down and was changing their bedding. As I turned she was on her feet but wobbly. Took her outside with a strap to do business and noticed she was moving her legs more when they touched the ground. Each day was an improvement. Third treatment 5 days later and she could walk a little but still wobbly and rear legs would collapse but she would try again. The Vet said we could continue treatment because of the progress she has made. She also showed us some excercises such as gentle pulling of her body, moving and stretching her legs and moving them a resemble pedaling a bicycle. It has now been 6 days since last treatment but snow and cold has cancelled our next appointment for treatment. Today is Monday and last Friday she was on the floor, wife in kitchen, and I was out of the room. As I entered she room she was on her feet and although wobbly had walked to the kitchen. Every evening we allow her to do so and with the exception of an occasional slip on the polished concrete floor she is very stable. I now carry her outside on a leash, set her down and she walks to do her business. We notice a widening of her shoulders and believe it, along with an always hungry look, is because of the Prednisolone. Her medication has been reduced from 3 25mg Gabapentin daily to 2 daily for a week and now once daily. Prednisolone from 2 mg once daily to once every other day. Cosoquin once daily. Appetite is good. Drinks water and has bowel movement and pee's are normal. From the time of her paralysis Jan. 13 until now she never seemed to exhibit pain. We still restrict her movements some to allow rest.
Charlie D. 02/15/21 04:15pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Exxon lost $20.1Billion - the beginning of the end for oil?

Companies dip their dirty hands on the retirement funds when they experience cash flow problems or going bankrupt. Also the last to be funded. Not as prevelent as it once was and yes, it was often underfunded. Many companies have shied away from defined benefit to defined contribution plans. Most unions leaders fought it. They put money into the employees account, in my case twice monthly, as that was how I was paid. They no longer have to have money tied up in reserves. When I was working my company matched my contributions dollar for dollar up to 6 percent. That was like getting a 6% pay raise. I contributed up to maximum by law. This was pretax and I pay taxes upon any withdrawals which is less than I would have paid. They also paid into a retirement plan. All money was in a self-directed fund and once contributed could not be touched by the company. IRS has penalties if withdrawn before retirement but there can be exceptions. IMO, this is the best of all retirement funds and a win-win for both companies and employees.
Charlie D. 02/15/21 03:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Daschund legs

I am having second thoughts of using the doggie wheels at this time. Should we allow her more time to heal? Does anyone have any idea if using it would traumatize her further?
Charlie D. 01/26/21 08:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: Daschund legs

Update She has had her fourth shot Appetite is good. Bowel and bladder works well. We will wag her tail when she is ready to do either and will spread her legs. Still on Gabapetin and Prenisonole. I found an old infrared light from many years ago. Hand held with to heat settings and used it when iI had muscle aches. Does not get too hot and I move it continuously up and down her spine and hips. She likes it. We have been able to get her to stand on her back leg briefly. Got a doggie wheel chair yesterday and tried it today. She sat calmly while we were putting her in it. Have to give the leash a little tug to get her to walk and she doesn't like it. Maybe with a few more uses she will accept it and try to walk. Little concerned about weight at 3.4 pounds but didn't see anything lighter. She weighs just under 11 pounds.
Charlie D. 01/25/21 05:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Daschund legs

Will have to check on phisical therapy clinic. I gently pinched the webbing between her toes and she was able to pull her legs feet back. I see that as a good sign. Yes/No? Wheel chair due in a few days. I am inclined to concentrate on exercise and limit the use of a doggie chair as I don't wan't her to learn to use the front to the detriment of trying to reestablish use of her back leg. Yes/No? Still has a great appetite, drinks water, pees and bowl movement on regular basis. Same dosage of Prednisole and Gabapentin. Started both of them on Cosequin.
Charlie D. 01/22/21 06:20pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Daschund legs

Thanks for the comments. Today was the second shot of Adaquin-anyone familiar with it. Belle continues to be alert. Does her outdoor business. Eats and drinks. She has never whined but when neither of us are in the room she whines and barks loudly. We continue to allow her to sit next to us in recliners. We move and handlle her only when going outside and moving to her bed.. She can widen her hip to take care of business and we think that is a good sign. Twice she has yelped when I pick her up by placing my fingers-carelessly-under her belly near her vulva. Dzoes that mean anything? Next Monday will be her third shot and will ask the Vet to see if she exhibits pain in her paws. If so, am I wrong to think she still have some feeling in her back legs. Still taking Gabapinten and Prednisole. I have ordered a doggy wheel chair and a life vest. We will start water therapy when the vest is delivered in a few days. We have a jacuzzi and wondering if using it on a low setting would help in addition to the water therapy. We will try that for a few days and may search for a vet. that does laser therapy. Relative used the therapy for hind legs for their pet but there were other issues instead of paralysis and she said it helped. Any other things we can do?
Charlie D. 01/21/21 03:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something??

Check all the connections at breakers and any other wiring connection. My home is all electric and my heater wstarted tripping. Thinking I had a bad element I call my AC guy. First thing he did was tighten all the screws at the breakers including neutrals and grounds. Solved the problem.
Charlie D. 01/20/21 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Credit Card Fraud

Be aware of any CC numbers stored on companies you shop frequently. They like to have a credit card number on file to make purchasing quicker. I sometimes use Pay Pal and they had my card number on file. I check my CC accounts daily. Pay Pal also emails me when a purchase is made. Received 3 emails at the same time. Some one did a $20./$40 and $50.Filed a dispute on line and they immediately reversed those charges. Called the CC company and they locked my card and removed the charges. I have since removed my CC from their sites so when making purchases at Amazon and Pay Pal I will now enter the card number each time I purchase.
Charlie D. 01/20/21 06:01pm Around the Campfire
Daschund legs

Looking for help with our 5 1/2 year old Isabella. We have 2 daschunds-twin sisters- and like all dogs they are lap dogs. We had the bad habit of letting them jump into our laps when we are sitting. About a month ago Belle would sit on the floor at the wife's chair wanting to be picked up so we started doing that. Belle took care of her business and trotted back to the house for her bed time treat. She weighs 10 #'s so is not overweight. Next morning when I opened their crate for their morning trip, Belle was at the front of the crate and her rear legs would barely support her. Immediately took her to our Vet and he gave her a shot of Rimadyl and prescription of Rimadyl 25mg every 12 hours on 1/13/21. She has never exhibited any pain but had a slight soft whimper 2-3 times daily. Next day she had lost all movement of her rear legs. Back to the vet, x-rays and said he had a ruptured disc and another was calcified. I do not have the location of those discs. He prescribed Prednisilone @ 5mg/daily and Gabipentin @25 mg 3 times daily after 24 hours of her last dosage of Rimydal. Because I have used Gabapentin and Prednisone I asked the Vet how long Belle could remain on it. He said the benefits outweigh the riks. Her appetite is normal other than being a little picky on her evening meal. We changed to a different food and she eats that well. I take her outside on a leash and band to support he belly to prevent her feet from knuckling under and she has a bowel movement 2-3 times daily and urinates without issue. Drinks water and loves her treats. Took her back to the Vet this past Monday and he gave her a shot of Adaquan and will continue another shot tomorrow for twice weekly for 3 weeks. He believes it may restore some function to her back legs where she can regain some use and the ability to waddle around. Because of the time she would no longer jump into our lap and getting her paralysis we believe the window for back surgery has closed. If surgery could be done it would have to be in Houston 125 miles away. In addition wife had some heart issues in mid-November. Week of Thanksgiving it became worse and sent her by ambulance to ER. EMT's did an EKG and said she had Premature Ventricular Constrictions. After observance at the ER she was better and they sent her home to consult with our PCP. He referred her to a Cardioligist who, after mutilple tests and a heart monitor for 30 days. Next visit to doctor is Feb.3 will describe a course of treat as she was found to have AFID. I have occasional flare ups of my Rheumatoid Arthrist and some days can not use one of my hands for 1-2 days before it subsides. If back surgery was still available wife doesn't feel we can give Belle the proper care and therapy. Vet said she has not reached the end of her life cycle and we agree that we do not wish to put here down. We asked about a doggie wheel chair and he said he is not in favor of that because of her age and did we really want her to use that for the next 6-7-8 years. We may still get one depending on her progression. We are hoping for some type of recovery to where she could at least move herself around. I have been studying cold laser therapy amd am willing to try that as a local Vet. does it. Hopefully Dr. Doug and some of you have gone through this and can provide incite.
Charlie D. 01/20/21 05:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Branson

ABC Campground. Near enough to everything but out far enough forpeace and quite. Great place to stay-done so 5-6 times. Discounts for almost everything. Veterans get an additional discount
Charlie D. 09/28/20 04:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Marco & Laura

When we lived in that area we liked Fairview-Riverside. 50 Amp and water and WI-FI. Has a few with sewer but they are reserved for handicap. Several good restaurantshttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g40293-Madisonville_Louisiana.html and you are close to lake Ponchartrain
Charlie D. 08/24/20 10:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

Calling the guy an ignorant idiot is just plain wrong. It is entirely possible that a large RV with 3 AC's to draw more than 50 AMPs on one leg. An RV with 3 AC's probably has a laundry, large refrigerator and possibly a dishwasher and numerous other appliances. It doesn't matter how much the other leg is drawing, the breaker trips if just one exceeds 50 AMP. Would not the AC be divided and not all on one leg?
Charlie D. 07/31/20 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: RV carport/shelter

Mine is is 20x40 for my 29" class C , I have 3 sides closed with the front open, (no door) my RV is 11' 4" to top of AC, my front opening is 12ft. This is the co. I used.https://www.carolinacarportsinc.com/ I've gotten some quotes from this Carolina Carports. They said a 10' side wall goes to 11' 6" center peak height. I'm looking to see what height the side wall would be. Little confused here. Based upon what you said the wall would be 10'. Measured mine and side wall is 12'before the arch is added and 15'3" at the center peak. Overall mine is 24'wide by 40'. What ever you do make sure it is long enough to protect the camper on the open end.
Charlie D. 07/12/20 06:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cooper Tires

Charlie D, I found on our fleet vehicles, tires with a softer rubber compound such as Goodyear Eagles will grip real well on dry pavement but wear faster. Maybe the HT3's are made that way too. Its a con for a tire that grips. I ran the AT3's on GM 2500 for about 40k before I changed them out but I was using them in deep snow and needed new deep tread. Seems to be a problem for most brands. Towing wears them out quicker. Never had an issue.
Charlie D. 07/08/20 11:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cooper Tires

Got less than 30,000 miles on a 2013 Chevy 2500
Charlie D. 07/06/20 04:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Extended warranty refund

Had the same problem on the first camper I purchased. After many calls they finally deducted it from the principal I owed. If you get it resolved and they deduct from your principal take note of what you owe now and make sure that you final payment reflects that.
Charlie D. 06/29/20 05:42pm Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Brake fluid flush

Make sure you NEVER let the master cylinder goes dry during bleeding.
Charlie D. 06/05/20 11:43am Class C Motorhomes
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