Mid-June 2013

June 11, 2013. 

Nursey doctor came, late (it can happen), and looked things over.  It sounds as if there will be some additional medical services authorized.  There’s no getting a thing without doctor’s orders.  Maintenance came and the new air conditioning and heating unit has been installed.  It’s too soon to tell for sure if all is well there but it just may be so.  Both the room temperature and the behind are now much less worrisome.  Hopefully the scooter will last through enough of tomorrow to cover the time of the homemaker aide and friend’s  visit.  He’s supposed to come early, which would be helpful. 

 

June 12,2013. 

Well, the new air conditioning and heating unit has proved to be worthwhile.  It was close to ninety degrees outside but the apartment underfoot was okay.  At 10:00 p.m. the desktop gadget says 80 degrees and it doesn’t feel like it at all.  A brighter (at least cool-wise) future may be ahead.  The homemaker aide came and did a usual pretty good job.  Friend also showed up, but not soon enough to meet her.  And, of course, a couple of days have passed since the scooter has had a re-charge, so presently it’s a matter of three or so hours of immobility.  And, a (needed) new mouse arrived in the mail. 

June 13, 2013. 

Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid wasting a day.  As often happens, in trying to use the scooter re-charge time as a chance for a rest period, there was a falling asleep about in the middle of it and an awakening well after midnight.  Whenever there is an awakening, it prompts a need for the likes of a bathroom which leads to more.  It was about 5:00 a.m. when the other stuff was finished off and much of the rest of the day was spent trying to get a decent night’s rest.  As usual, it did not happen even though there was no one due to visit but the lunch lady.  There was thought to go downstairs, but that didn’t happen, either. 

June 14, 2013. 

It be flag day.  Putting one up for public display is more or less a thing of the past as there’s no front porch….  Yes, a front door is enough, but there’s only a door to an apartment at the end of a hall and there around a corner.  Surprise to the occupant of same, as word came about mid-morning that a nursing service was sending someone for an interview if that was okay.  Beginning next week there is supposed to be nursing services for a while for the assorted ailments.  How long for that is not known.  There may even be something additionally.  At least once it’s expected the bandages will be “professionally” done.  

June 15, 2013. 

Another day just flew by with little to show for it.  The follow-up checking on the grocery shopping on Wednesday still has not been done, although it was in mind first thing in the morning.  And, there weren’t any accidents to clean up nor was there much playing around on the computer.  The weather was not so bad it was impossible to do anything.  Perhaps it’s time to admit to a slow down of old age, but not really today.  It seems to take a long time to get into gear, but that can be due to something else, like aches and pains.  Regardless, nothing much was done but eat, nap, etc., but there’s a new computer on the horizon. 

June 16, 2013. 

They say it’s Father’s Day, a time to make it a point to think of one’s father.  For some people that’s not a good idea since some people never had a father worth a thought.  Others have and had a father worth constant thought and respect as is the case in the apartment underfoot, and the cemetery is too far away for a visit while two people are expected to visit the apartment.    Friend is expected with a new set of scooter batteries and other equipment.  Another is expected around noontime.  Father’s day was a time to buy a big box of high-priced candy.  That was the one thing that really went over well enough. 

June 17, 2013. 

Well, friend got confused over what was said and didn’t come by last night.  So, a call was made today to his office, which revealed that the visit was to be tonight.  The scooter, meanwhile, is running on nothing.  It was decided it was about time to add funds to the cell phone account.  The system wouldn’t take what seemed to be the poke-it-in number.  That took nearly an hour and more calling to get in order (scratch cards are changing over to taped-over cards).  A call to the office of nursing services for some clarification didn’t result in much, meanwhile pills for holding stuff down are running low.  But, the day seemed nice. 

When summer is on the horizon, things seem good. 

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