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Disability Talk / Re: Heatwaves, good or bad for you?
« Last post by JLR2 on August 05, 2018, 08:24:59 AM »
My friend's father passed away just before midnight  :-(
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I have found myself somewhat surprised by this posting. The first thing that hit me was the ending of the right to buy your motability car through the scheme. I was lucky enough, through a rather odd series of circumstances, to have begun buying my motability car years back, my second car was on the purchase scheme. Since then I have been buying my car and through the trade in route ended up with the car I have now a 207sw (my having started with the Peugeot 106) which is now paid off.

Back in 1990 as I was leaving the hospital following an outpatient appointment to do with my injuries from my car crash I was nearly knocked down by a Jaguar XJ as it reversed towards me from a set of traffic lights. The driver was the owner of a fruit market company I used to supply the shop my then wife and I ran. He offered me a lift home, to Castlemilk where I was then living. During the drive I noticed his blue badge on the dash board and told him of my surprise in seeing it. He explained that the car was his and he had used the mobility money awarded to him just to help with the costs involved in running the car.

I had wondered for a few years just how many car dealerships would handle the changes to mobility as so many claimants would be unsure just how long their entitlement to the benefit would be in place as Pip came into being and now I feel I know. The scrapping of the right to buy means claimants will never be faced with repossession of their vehicle due to non payment under a hire purchase arrangement and it will also make refusing claimants a renewal of their PiP award so much easier for the DWP as the car dealerships will not have long term contracts in place as they had under the old scheme. 
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Disability Talk / Re: Heatwaves, good or bad for you?
« Last post by JLR2 on August 04, 2018, 09:12:08 PM »
Thanks Auntie.
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Disability Talk / Re: Heatwaves, good or bad for you?
« Last post by auntieCtheM on August 04, 2018, 08:56:44 PM »
*hugs*
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Disability Talk / Re: Heatwaves, good or bad for you?
« Last post by JLR2 on August 04, 2018, 08:48:36 PM »
Just spoken with my friend, she told me she will stay over night at the hospital and that a nurse has explained to her that her father will probably pass away tonight.
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Disability Talk / Re: Heatwaves, good or bad for you?
« Last post by JLR2 on August 04, 2018, 08:23:34 PM »
As I sit here typing I'm waiting from a call from my friend in Berlin who is at a hospital in Berlin where Her father is a patient. My friend's father is 96 and for a few weeks was settling into a local carehome. He had been moved there from a nearby hospital where he had been being treated. He was hardly in the carehome when he was rushed back to the hospital suffering pneumonia, it would seem he was moved to the carehome too soon. Following a carehome staff member becoming concerned yesterday about my friend's father's health and calling in the home's doctor he was returned to the hospital having been diagnosed with pneumonia again. This with a man with very poor kidney function coming on top of the heatwave been experienced in Europe makes things scary for my friend, she has been advised by the nurses at the hospital that her father might not be with us much longer.

For me I feel really awkward as with my having just returned from Berlin recently I cannot return anytime soon and I'm not sure at all what help I can be for my friend given all I can do just now is talk via the phone. It is horrible feeling so utterly useless.
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Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by Monic1511 on August 04, 2018, 07:39:17 PM »
Just watching the European championships in Glasgow
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Disability Talk / Re: Heatwaves, good or bad for you?
« Last post by Monic1511 on August 04, 2018, 07:38:16 PM »
Just very grateful that I'm not in Portugal - one of my workmates went to Portugal for holiday last week.
Its dull and clamy where I am just now
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Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on August 04, 2018, 05:09:32 PM »
There are worse smells than soggy doggy....

Fiz, I've never heard of a driving instructor trained in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).  In fact, I've only ever come across NLP as a concept rather than anyone actually using it!

So what's the latest from you Ouchers, then - anything happening this weekend that you're looking forward to (or dreading)?
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on August 04, 2018, 04:58:24 PM »
OldTone - you made me  >lol< so you didn't fail in that regard  ;-)

Canada would be great, especially if we stay there for 'the fall' (autumn) when I understand it can be very beautiful scenery  >thumbsup<
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