AFTER 2 DAYS OF NOT MUCH BUT DULL ACCOUNTING I HAVE ONE AMAZING FACT TO RELATE-- THOSE ALTOID MINTS... IN THE METAL BOX... THE BOX EXACTLY FITS CREDIT CARDS-- AND FIT IN A POCKET NOT TOO BADLY... AND I BET IF SOMEONE WAS SELLING THEM THEY WOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT NOBODY COULD READ THREM UNEXPECTEDLY. I CAN'T GUARENTEE THAT, BUT IT SURE WAS EXCITING TO DISCOVER THAT !! SHOWS YOU HOW EXCITING ACCOUNTING IS.
PROBLEM THERE IS-- WELL ... THERE ARE ALOT OF PROBLEMS THERE.. MOSTLY ACCOUNTANTS LOVE TO GET THE PENNIES TO MATCH-- EVEN IF THE DOLLARS DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL-
LIKE.. OUR SDP EXPENSES HAVE GONE STEADILY UP EVERY YEAR--- THAT IS A FACT
SO IF OUR INCOME DID NOT GO UP EVERY YEAR, WE WOULD BE IN TOUGH SHAPE- AND WE AREN'T-- THEREFORE--- IF THE NUMBERS SAY OUR INCOME DROPED $200,000 THERE MUST BE TYPO OR SOMETHING SOMEWHERE. I DUNNO WHERE-- BUT IT AIN'T RIGHT.
AND TEH ACCOUNTANT CAN MAKE IT LOOK BEAUTIFUL... BUT I AM THE ONE WHO HAS TO SIGN MY NAME TO THE BOTTOM. SO WE HAVE AN APPT NEXT MONDAY.
AND THAT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING...
THIS AIG LIFE INSURANCE-- WHAT A DEAL THAT IS... THE PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAYS I HAD A CASH- TURN IN VALUE OF $105,000 AFTER 30 YEARS.... IS NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT IS PRINTED ON..-- ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS INVOLVED SAY IT IS WORTH ZERO....I CALLED THE STATE INS GURU- AND HE BASICALLY SAID "GOOD LUCK WITH THAT OUTFIT"
YET I SEE ADVERTISEMENTS ON TV AND OVER THE INTERNET DAILY--
SO.... I CALLED TH GOVENOR'S OFFICE AND GOT A SWEET YOUNG PLEASENT THING WHO QUIETLY SAID SHE COUDN 'T DO A THING ABOUT IT .. AND WHEN I ASKED IF I SHOULD CONTINUE TO PAY MY TAXES SO THE STATE COULD SAVE ME FROM THIS KIND OF THING.. SHE VERY SWEETLY SAID "YES".
NOW IF THEY DO PAY UP I WILL CERTAINLY CORRECT MY STATEMENT-- BUT SO FAR THE PHONE NUMBERS GIVEN ARE
2. SELLING A CRUIZE TO ITALY
3. SPOKE ONLY CHINESE ( OR JAPANESE)
AND THE 2 ADDRESSES CHICAGO AND TENNA.
THIS NEW ( BEAUTIFUL ) WEB SITE HAS PEOPLE SENDING ME QUESTIONS LABELED " DO NOT REPLY-- WHEN THEY DON'T MEAN THAT... -- SO IF I HAVE NOT ANSWERED YOU IT COULD BE BECAUSE I DELETED THEM BEFORE I KNEW I WAS SUPPOSED TO ANSWER...
WE HAE HAD SOME VERY INTERESTING COLLEGE KIDS LOOKING FOR WORK-- OR INTERNSHIPS..
SEEMS EVERYONE WANTS TO PLAY WITH PUPPIES, AND NO ONE WANTS TO EVEN TALK WITH ACCOUNTANTS...
$%#^&*()*& IT .
DON'T YOU LOVE HIPPA???
I wanted to let you know that we tried to visit Aaliyah, the girl that is at Children's requesting a dog visit. We were in contact with Nancy who contacted you 1st, but never got the floor and room number, and because of HIPPA, were unable to find her and let her visit with Wendy. We had made a little care package, as her birthday is coming up, that we gave to a child life staff member, who was going to bring it to her. Every unit is now locked down all day and we need a floor and room number to get a "key" to enter the floor. We tried, and were upset we could not meet her request, but please know we did our best. We emailed Nancy this morning early for the info, but never heard back and if we do, we will try again tomorrow while Hunter is "asleep."
~Andy & Kelly (Hunter & Wendy's parents)
Wednesday John, Jess, and I did a presentation to about 155 kids and 30 staff in the Bradford NH elementary school. It was about 50 minutes long and included a PowerPoint presentation with lots of pictures, a 5 minute video of J&J demonstrating many different things like going up and down stairs, maneuvering in tight spaces, grocery shopping with a cart, etc. They did a live demo of a few things at the school as well. The kids were all very well behaved and had lots of good questions afterward. Jess stole the show as usual with everyone saying how beautiful and well behaved she was. When we showed the picture of her being held in one hand with her name card right after she was born the whole place did the "oooooooo". John did a great job with the kids, answering questions and talking about how Jess has changed his life. After the assembly, which was at the end of the school day, we were asked to stay and attended a staff meeting where there were some additional questions asked. We have done some presentations before but this was the largest so far. It was very well received and afterward we found out there was some staff from another school in the area who asked us to come to their junior high school for a similar presentation.
We had handouts which included all the info about SDP and the websites. We also told the teachers about other classes around the country that follow SDP and participate in various ways. There was certainly interest and hopefully some will become avid CP classes.
This is just another way that John benefits from having Jess. The help physically is so important, but the extra benefits that do so much for his self esteem are just as important.
Thanks once again for all that you and everyone at SDP do. Simply put: it is life changing. Not many people can say that about their work, but all of you can!
John, Jess, and Paul
You said you needed cut and paste. Maybe you could use this:
Stormy (aka Clipper) was the hit of the hospital ICU because they couldn't wake Patrick up after surgery. She went and found a space that wasn't covered with tubes and machines; nosed his hand and his eyes fluttered. The nurse rushed in and Stormy did it again. His hand was tied to the bed rail, so Stormy put her head under his hand. He woke up and rubbed her head. Then smiled and went back to sleep. All the nurses had to come in and see what she was doing. He was able to get his respirator taken out because Stormy woke him up.
AND SO IT GOES...