Living issues

Here are some late life issues websites that might be of interest when thinking about retirement or serious illness or other such things you might encounter. sometime.

be prepared.

The mission of Analyze Now! is to disseminate inexpensive retirement planning tools to educate the user about the realities of retirement planning. Henry K. “Bud” Hebeler spent most of his career at the Boeing Aerospace Company in Seattle, WA finance department and now he shares some spreadsheets, computer programs, and information to help others make the most of their retirement.

POST – physician orders for kife sustaining treatment program has the goal “to effectively communicate the wishes of seriously ill patients to have or to limit medical treatment as they move from one care setting to another.” From the patients and family page:

The POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Paradigm form is a brightly colored, medical order form. Your health care professional may use the POLST Paradigm form to write orders that indicate what types of life-sustaining treatment you do or do not want if you become seriously ill.

Related to this is Making the hard decision to forgo emergency measures which goes into some of the difficulties with DNR (do not resuscitate orders)

a bit less critical but maybe of some interest are these:

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study:

Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government’s invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.

An Update On Formaldehyde: 1997 Revision if you are worried about your new trailer gassing you.

Rodent Removal, Elimination, Biology will launch you to different links concerning the biology of common household rodents, rats, mice. This might be handy of those critters are trying to keep warm in winter by crawling into your living space.

The Geo Method By Charles Bruni might be something to do to keep your holding tanks cleaned out if you can’t just leave them alone and use them properly. Bruni is really proud of his effort here and has quite a movement behind him.

Determining the R-Value You Need for an Existing House might be something to dream about if winter is getting to you or you just received your latest propane bill.

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