Island Musings

Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it

First hot month

leave a comment »

As mentioned here previously we installed a heat pump back in the dark of Winter. As Herself built a proper kennel on the back of our house we installed a second smaller heat pump in that section of the house. Last Year my highest electric bill was mid June to mid July as we were running two window air conditioners. This year for the same period and running two heat pumps for air conditioning the electric bill is down $90. We have found that 22 C is quite comfortable and during hot humid days when outside temps have reached 31 the house has stayed at a comfortable 22 C. 

Written by humblebub

July 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

Posted in Blog

Oh!

leave a comment »

I don’t like the sound of this

Written by humblebub

July 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

Posted in Blog

What is the big secret 

leave a comment »

From the CBC 

The P.E.I. Environment Department has denied a Freedom of Information request from CBC News for background information on high-capacity wells. 

Written by humblebub

July 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

Posted in Blog

Bit of a breeze 

leave a comment »

Written by humblebub

July 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Posted in Blog

Emerg 

leave a comment »

First let me say I am fine. 

Last week I was feeling particularily unwell so I wobbled in to my family doc. He tools one look at me and said I should be at hospital. He disappeared in his office and told me he has called QEH and I was to go to the emergency room and they would be expecting me. 

When I’m went I I noted on the board that urgents were on one hour wait. Less urgent was 4-5 hour wait and that 21 people were being treated by the one doctor at the time. I presented myself to the triage nurse who to my surprise was aware of why I was there. She took my basic info and sent me to the registration  window. I was registered and returned to the triage nurse who did more clicky clicky on her computer and told to have a seat. Anyplace but on the green sofa. 

I waited for an hour and 10 minutes and then was called in to the inner rooms where I was told to,take off my shirt and someone would be in to see me. An hour later the pharmacy lady came in with a list of meds I was taking. She had it from the provincial data base and it was accurate. An hour later the doc came in and asked why I was there!  Bah!  So I explained. 

He did the usual doc things. Poked and prodded, listened  to the important bits, took six vials of blood, gave me an EKG and told me to wait in the rapid access waiting room. I waited another hour while results from lab etc came back. 

Finally he came in and told me he was pretty sure I was having an adverse reaction to one of my meds. I had suggested that when I had arrived. 

At the end of close to six hours I was sent home with instructions to see my family doc to change medication. The med I was taking was for chronic back pain and I was one of the unlucky ones to have all of the side effects. Bah!  To bad as the med was effective. 

Saw my family doc. Changed med. All is good. 

I am not sure that the system really has a grasp of urgency. One doc. Handling over 20 patients seems Like a lot but I have no way of knowing the degree of urgency of other patients. I did notice that an ancient lady was brought in by ambulance and plopped on a bed across from me. She was clearly in distress and I did not see anyone attending to her while I was there. 

I did not find the system friendly but I suppose that may not be part of the mandate. 

Written by humblebub

June 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

Posted in Blog

I am not a fan of Rex Murphy

leave a comment »

But I enjoyed this

Written by humblebub

June 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Posted in Blog

Very cool

leave a comment »

Written by humblebub

June 20, 2014 at 7:14 am

Posted in Blog

Father’s Day 

leave a comment »

Written by humblebub

June 13, 2014 at 6:18 am

Posted in Blog

Nothing like a threat

leave a comment »

To make our Ghiz led overlords cave. Let’s see who blinks. The wieners or the people who care about our future. 

Written by humblebub

June 13, 2014 at 6:13 am

Posted in Blog

Mayor George LeBlanc

leave a comment »

I have heard it said that in difficult circumstances leaders are born. During the recent tragic occurrence in Moncton Mayor LeBlanc was often present in various media.  I have no idea of his politics, but he impressed me. He appeared as an elequent thoughtful leader. He would have my vote. 

Written by humblebub

June 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Posted in Blog