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C Moon

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I had to share this photo of my dog. Maybe it will brighten someone's day.

My wife took the picture with her iPhone today at a park in San Pedro, California. She sent it to me, and I thought it was beautiful.
I guess it's the green openness behind my smiling pup that makes it.

I was laid off 2 years ago, and after the agony of trying to find FT work, I decided to...

freelance /contract (whatever you want to call it).
There was some work here and there, but I would only find work in pieces and then it would grow silent. This went on for over a year—and I was still looking for FT work during this time.

But suddenly, in the past month, I'm up to my ears in work. I'm actually concerned that I may have to say no to a couple of projects.

One of the projects came over because the skeleton crew at a company, said there was no way they could handle a certain project. And this company (and others) seem to want to keep me around, so they give me bit work ahead of time, to lure me in for more work in the future.

What I'm beginning to think is that the companies that scaled back their work force since the "Great Recession," are now having to scramble to find help—because their skeletons are getting PISSED!

I hope so. I hope things are improving and this isn't just another hiccup.

Keep your fingers crossed. FWIW.

A friend of ours signed up for Obamacare...

She drives 50 miles each way for part time work. Her mom is on welfare.

She signed up with ACA and is paying $1 a month. She's permitted 3 visits per year, and the co-pay is $60.
I don't know about emergency care, etc.

Although I feel this doesn't cover much, before ACA, there is NO WAY Blue Cross, Kaiser, etc would have offered her something like this.
Hopefully, she can improve her income and find better health care, but at least she now has something.

After hearing her story, I am so hoping the public option will one day make it's way to the US. Another wish: I don't know if ACA deals with dental, but I feel dental insurance is so important, and the two should not be separated—I've never understood why dental and medical are separate.

Happy 4th of July (made it with 2 minutes until midnight)!
...although, my pup isn't happy on the 4th of July

My very best furry friend and firework fear: Thundershirt?

When fireworks start (and there are some loud M80 types months before and after the 4th around here) our pup paces, pants and wants to go to the garage to go into the car—probably wants us to drive her somewhere else.

Last year, we gave her the vet recommended medication, but I don't like how it just makes her limp. I read that the dog can still fear the fireworks, but just is unable to move.

Has anyone else used a Thundershirt with good results? I just now wrapped a back brace around her, and it didn't notice much difference in her reaction.

Thanks for any input DU'rs!

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