Sawaboof

I love books, beer, coffee, tea, SciFi, espresso, music, baking, cooking, eating, food, laughing, riding my bike, going for walks, and living in Milwaukee.

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  1. Oh come on!

    Oh come on!

     
     
  2. Watch out, here comes a heat wave!

    Watch out, here comes a heat wave!

     
     
  3. Winter Forever

     
     
  4. A moment of silence

    I just realized that, if the Orange Fit had survived the Great Highway Ice Patch event of 2012, it would have been completely paid off this month. 

    Let’s take a moment to mourn the potential of Reduction of My Debt. Another victim of the harsh Wisconsin Winter.

     
     
  5. She thought, briefly, she saw a flash of something on her car. The Giver called it “blue”. “Once, before the salt, all things had color.”

     
     
  6. Hey, Wisconsin Drivers

    It’s hard to see through all of the fog, but the rain is definitely freezing into layers of ice on the roads. So, make sure you’re speeding, tailgating, and passing within inches of the car in front of you, all with your headlights off.

    Assholes.

     
     
  7. So much traffic congestion in Wisconsin, made worse by hazardous road conditions and construction on every major road and highway.

    If only there were some kind of reliable, efficient, alternative transportation system. Something high speed. Perhaps using a system of rails.

    Too bad we’re years away from that kind of technology and progressive thinking.

     
     
  8. What a lovely September evening!

    What a lovely September evening!

     
     
  9. Anyway I just used my lunch break to make a color-coded spreadsheet of State Fair foods for tomorrow.

    And the Milwaukee Air and Water Show is this weekend and I’m going on Sunday and I can hear the Blue Angels practicing outside my office!

    This is my life, you guys. :-)

     
     
  10. Update on last week’s Medicare fiasco. My member is still in the hospital because:

    1. Under Wisconsin law, someone with a developmental disability cannot be admitted to a nursing home without a need for skilled nursing care, which he has so

    2. He needs a pre-admission screening to prove he needs the nursing home level of care but

    3. Since he won’t need to be at a nursing home for 30 days or longer and he would be discharged to the nursing home from the hospital he’s exempt from this screening, however

    4. Now the nursing homes we were looking at are refusing to admit him under this exemption because, let’s be honest, a lot of group homes have a tendency to give a 30-day notice to residents once they go to a nursing home, and the nursing home, rightly, doesn’t want to be stuck with a new resident, so

    5. His group home manager is calling the intake coordinator at the nursing home to assure them that my member will be returning home once his IV Antibiotics are finished.

    Meanwhile he’s still in the hospital. By the time this is all sorted out, he can probably just go home.

    This could have all been avoided if Medicare would just cover the goddamn outpatient IV Antibiotics.