More Of February

February 5, 2013. 

It’s almost 5:00 p.m.  Somewhere around mid-morning the kitchen light bulb burned out again.  Given that there was plenty of time before lunch, there was the necessary trip to the office to get a new bulb in there.  (It is clearly time for things to be falling apart.)  Today’s scoots to the door included not only the lady with lunch and a lost soul at the wrong apartment, but maintenance to provide light.  It does not pay to try to be sick in bed as it’s necessary to get up.  More than usual is again in the computer.  So, things not done before still aren’t, and it’s almost nightfall.  But, the weblog entries did get published … a bit late.   

February 6, 2013. 

Today was a “government” day.  It seemed to go well.  Homemaker aide?  Even the aide service went well.  Positive notes are few and are appreciated.  There are follow ups to all of it.  If the card for social security doesn’t show up in two weeks, they have to be called.  If it does show up, there are directions to follow.  There’s an impression the aide will come again.  There was promise by someone that a microwave oven would again soon be “in house.”  And, there is one.  There also has to be a follow up call to the bank to see how the card might be used there as they don’t have an ATM system.  It’s that rare moment between big holidays. 

February 7, 2013. 

It’s time for a technical problem.  The current “accepted” Eastern Standard Time is near 11:15 p.m.  The preferred operational time (Daylight Saving Time) used largely because it’s too hard to adjust to it so it’s in play all of the time, therefore, is 12:15 a.m. February 8, 2013.  So, what day is it, Thursday, the 7th, or Friday, the 8th?  By the sunset rule, no question it’s the 8th.  Actually, nothing much happened during the no question it’s the 7th time.  There were two trips to the lobby essentially uselessly and things like that.  A lot of time was wasted just trying to get the computer to work.   Maybe it’s time to see what happens next.   

February 8, 2013. 

So, okay, it’s after sunset again, but not near the witching hour.  The fire alarm went off not long ago, and this time it may really have been a fire as the thing was wailing for nearly a half of an hour.  Based on the time, someone’s supper caught fire.  The day was a time for important calls.  One was to the medical office to find out what time a visit was scheduled for on Monday.  One collection was to a senator’s office where nothing has been accomplished.  Writing to the elected doesn’t work well anymore, but it does serve notice that one is not going to just take things without reacting.  Otherwise, it was another nothing day. 

February 10, 2013. 

There was case of “too sick to post” yesterday and also much of today.  If the nurse  practitioner had not been scheduled to come early tomorrow, a trip to the emergency room would have been today’s event, and it still may be tomorrow’s.  There may be no messages for a while again.  The situation is getting worse — the rash is spreading.  Nothing was done yesterday but a round of changing clothes and a scooter re-charge.  Nothing was done, today, either, but talk about some details in the event of a hospital stay and some necessary purchases.  From the looks of things today, it will be quite some time before there’s an improvement. 

February 11, 2013. 

Morning has come, but at this point, about 11:30 a.m, medical help has not arrived, but lunch has.  The medical matters have continued to deteriorate.  It seems sensible to just jot down a few notes here and put the week’s messages in for an automatic publishing tomorrow.  Of course, that means there’s nothing much to add to what has already been written.  A nice, thoughtful neighbor down the hall seems to be gone, but maybe not for good as her decorations are still on the door.  She was a help at times.  One thing to do is find out what happened as she’s been gone for longer than a vacation trip.  …But that’s for another time.  

It’s good that the future is unknown.

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