Created by and for people with physical disabilities.

Ways to Save

Oct 02, 1997

This is an archival transcript of one of our past meetings. We don't have scheduled topical meetings anymore, but we're not opposed to the idea of bringing them back if someone is willing to commit to hosting them on a "long term" basis.

Participants already present:
  HandiBot ([email protected])
  Fenicia ([email protected])
  CincyKid ([email protected])
  Mooooooo ([email protected])
  kb9kyy ([email protected])
  Mimi ([email protected])
  Disabled ([email protected])
  ChanServ ([email protected])
  DopeHat ([email protected])
  HelloKit ([email protected])
  Mooooooo via Telnet ([email protected])
kb9kyy: is the log open?
phoenyxx: is that the topic tonight?
Mooooooo: yes
kb9kyy: I got a good way... fill in number of fingers you have here] finger discount...
HelloKit: Oh boy guys... do I ever feel like an idiot.
DopeHat: ok how do i save my mind
kb9kyy: nc
kb9kyy: don't leave yourself open like that....!
phoenyxx: ways to save.....use Pespi for paint remover :-)
kb9kyy: quit smoking dope, hat
kb9kyy: :-)
Mimi: lol
HelloKit: Okay, as most of you know... I'm an idiot and completely forgot about the meeting.
DopeHat: yep
Mimi: really?
kb9kyy: don't insult yourself like that, let us insult you!
HelloKit: LOL shut up Mimi
phoenyxx: I was getting ready to do an MST3K treatment on Party of Five when I remembered the meeting :-)
* kb9kyy smacks mimi with a large power transistor
HelloKit: I have an excuse, but I won't bore you.
Mimi: whatever that means, Simon :o)
HelloKit: Instead I'm just going to wing it.
kb9kyy: He was stuffing his face
kb9kyy: *g*
*** al2 has joined #disabled
Mimi: hello al2 :o)
HelloKit: Hey al2.
kb9kyy: yo al
* DopeHat gives hugs and smooches to Emilie, Mimi, and
HelloKit: al2, I was just telling everyone that I completely forgot the meeting and am going to have to wing it.
phoenyxx: Party of Five is the closest thing on Earth to a black hole :-)
phoenyxx: brb.....
* Mimi is lost
HelloKit: So anyway... um, Daniel is the log on?
kb9kyy: when aren't you lost, mimi? *g*
al2: is nobody talking or am I really lagged?
Mimi: *HUGS and SMOOCHIES* Keith
kb9kyy: really lagged
Mimi: I'm lost because Simon is talking, as usual :o)
Fenicia: see you later :))))
Fenicia: XXXX
Mimi: bye!
*** Fenicia has left #disabled
al2: what's a good server?
kb9kyy: irc.tyme.net
Mimi: no, al2
Mooooooo: irc.worldnetla.net
kb9kyy: shut up mimi
DopeHat: mimi you've been getting lost alot lately
Mimi: irc.worldnetla.net
HelloKit: irc.1stnet.com or irc.worldnetla.net
*** al2 has left irc (Leaving)
HelloKit: Although I had trouble with worldnetla
DopeHat: awwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Mimi: Blame it on my shrunken brain, then, Keith
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kb9kyy: one sixth of the meeting time is over, and you're all blabbing about nothing!!!! (i can't talk, i'm doing it too...)
HelloKit: So the first thing I'm going to ask you guys, is how many of you have a significant amount of equipment or assistive technology that you use regularly?
kb9kyy: me...Voice synth and scanner
* al2 raises his hand
kb9kyy: (to read mail, etc.)
DopeHat: geez i give hugs and smooches and only one woman returned
HelloKit: I have a wheelchair, custom made hairbrushes, wall-mounted dressing hooks.
* HelloKit smooches Keith.
kb9kyy: don't complain, be glad one did!
Mimi: You know who loves you, then, Keith ;o)
HelloKit: Anyone else?
Mimi: I don't have any
Mimi: oops, wrong...
Mimi: Yes, I have sunglasses
Mimi: and a bite splint
* kb9kyy smacks mimi with his cane
Mooooooo: i have $550 glasses
HelloKit: Sunglasses, Mimi?
Mimi: what now, Brad?
HelloKit: Yikes!
kb9kyy: ^--Don't get any bright ideas!
kb9kyy: Yes, I have sunglasses
Mimi: Yeah, my anticonvulant medication makes my eyes very sensitive to light
kb9kyy: oops, forgot the <Mimi>
HelloKit: Ah...
kb9kyy: oh...never mind
kb9kyy: sorry mimi
Mimi: s'ok Brad, don't know what you're doing anyway :o)
Mooooooo: my medicine costs about $15 a day for all of them
* kb9kyy is crying 'Nobody likes me!'
Mimi: mine is $1 a day
DopeHat: i have motorized chair, lift in room to pick me up
kb9kyy: mine is none a day...(Don't take medicine)
kb9kyy: pick you up?
HelloKit: Is anyone having to pay for their equipment out of their own pocket? (ie. insurance doesn't cover, etc.)
kb9kyy: me...I couldn't get assistance on my computer equipment
DopeHat: yes
Mimi: nope, ins. covers my meds
* Mooooooo pays cash for everything
kb9kyy: (good thing I got it used)
al2: i have to pay for some
HelloKit: My parents' insurance has just changed their prescription program... and only covers drugs bought at certain select pharmacies.
kb9kyy: eek
HelloKit: And they won't cover any pharmacies in our town, so all of our family's prescriptions are paid out of pocket now.
*** kb9kyy has left irc (Leaving)
Mimi: that's awful