Sep 19, 2014

Spending money

Hey!  The sun is out and tomorrow will be in the 70's!  Mark is in the garage cutting the fridge cabinet that Dominic made so we can get it in the house, and then put it back together.  Geez.
 
Ran errands this morning and flew through the antique shop at the mall.  I'm cheap enough to squeeze a 1938 nickel until the buffalo poops, but I've been loosening up a bit lately.  So I came home with these.  The blue bucket is an ice cream maker?  Don't know don't care.  I pictured it with greenery at Christmas on my front porch.  The little firkin (?) seems to be pretty old.  I'm not knowledgeable about antiques and values so I don't know if I paid too much.  Too late. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The guy working the counter was surprised at the reasonable price.  Does it look old?  Sure is dirty enough to have been around for a while.
Now about Carole.  She was told by a very nice doctor, to have AV node ablation this Wednesday.  Yikes.  It's not the type of ablation you get for Afib if you don't have a pacemaker, because this procedure shuts off the electrical outlet and you are totally dependent on the pacemaker.  She asked him what happens if the pacemaker fails or malfunctions, and he said "you die".  Really? "Really."  Fairly simple procedure that kills around 6% of patients within the first two days following the ablation.  It is to stop her rapid and irregular rate, but not the Afib, which I don't understand so we are going to her cardiologist Tuesday at 5, and telling the hospital to schedule her later in the day Wednesday in case she backs out.  We need another opinion even though this doctor is highly respected.  There is no going back, no fix, no reversal.  Why can't she have the safer regular ablation?  For now, she is going ahead expecting to be less weak, less breathless, and off several meds.  The one I was concerned about, the dangerous one, he told her to stop immediately.
 
I'll be back tonight with the winner of the heart.
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
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18 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Well I think that is good news about your sister but not sure. Sounds like a might big decision has to be made.

Have a great weekend.

Jacqueline said...

Well I think that is good news about your sister but not sure. Sounds like a might big decision has to be made.

Have a great weekend.

Earlene L. said...

Nice purchases!!! Looks old to me Marly
We are suppose to be 79 here tomorrow with bad storms. I miss having the windows open and fresh air blowing in.
Hope everything goes well.
Hugs
earlene

CalamityJr said...

Glad you're getting a second opinion as that seems to be a huge decision. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

love your new items! Good luck with whatever your sister decides - scary!

Barb said...

I love both buckets! My best thoughts to your sister. What a difficult decision to make.

Penny said...

You made some great purchases there.... love them both, and I think you are right... the blue bucket will look beautiful with Christmas greenery on your porch!! Looking forward to seeing it!
What a huge decision your sister has to make. A second opinion is a good idea. I will say a prayer for guidance and peace for Carole.

Anonymous said...

Hello Marly, It's good to hear that your weather is improving for your kitchen developments. Those are great finds from the antique mall. With regard to the doctor, ask as many questions and seek second opinions until you both are fully satisfied. Hoping for the best of news soon. Have a productive and beautiful weekend. SAH

diamondc said...

I do hope your sister will be okay, it is always wise to get a second opinion, from a different health facility.
Love your finds, the smaller bucket looks like a Shaker Bucket, if it is you will be happy to know that it is very collectable, there are only three yes I said three Shakers left her in the USA, they are in their 70s and 80s, they took a vow of celibacy so they did not reproduce.

Blessings to You and Your Sister.

Catherine

Frances N said...

Wonderful purchases! You'll do beautiful things with them, I'm sure!!
I'm glad your sister got off that one medicine and that may make her feel some better. You are right to get a second opinion and I'm sure you all will make the right decisions! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Berit said...

Love those buckets, esp the second, smaller one.

Well, if this doctor is a daring straight-shooter, it sounds like he is also "aware", so I think that is really good. I mean, who would go with "yah, you'd die." Treatment without conviction and reasons? It's not an "why don't you try adding more fiber to your diet my bill is in the mail".

Margaret said...

Lots of prayers that this is the right thing for your sister. I'm glad you are going to get a second opinion. Always nice to have. Love your purchases. I have no clue when it comes to authenticity, but they sure look pretty!

Vickie said...

Yikes! My heart feels weird just thinking of the decisions Carole has to make here. I am praying!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

My grandmother had similar firkins. She stored sugar in the one that I have. My mom and dad were antiquers, and they refinished everything. We call it 'the sugar bucket' and it's in my living room today.

Praying for your sister. Hang in there.

rosek1870 said...

Praying that she gets some relief and that all goes well. You and your sister are never far from my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy the nice day and your new goodies!
{{{Hugs}}}
Rose

kelley said...

so scary what's going on with your sister...praying the solution to her heart problems is found soon...hugs

Carol said...

It sounds like a second opinion is definitely in order here, Marly. I hope and pray for a good outcome for Carole. I can't imagine going through this with a family member--you need to remember to take good care of yourself, too!

Robin said...

I second getting another opinion. I am praying for a good outcome for your sister.

Robin in Virginia

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