Friday, July 3, 2020

How Can It Be Friday?

Well, because after some stuff to do yesterday, I took a nap. How does sleeping from 1:00 p.m. till just after 9:00 p.m. sound? My husband is so understanding. "You need to rest when you can."

So the reason it is Friday is that I slept half of Thursday. Today was another day for a couple of errands. We got an adjustment on escrow so a deposit was made. And then, the huge cable bill arrived with an almost thirty dollar increase per month. I got on the phone "chat" with their employee. Many years ago they mentioned bundles. That term must have gone away. An offer was made to take away channels we don't watch. That's what I had been hollering about for a long time. Well, I said YES. That knocked it down $42 and he said it would never go up again. He most likely realizes that I have his name and the number. 

It it is raised, they will hear from me!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wrong Date

I had an appointment at the clinic today. On one calendar it said 11:45 and on the other it said 9:45. Somehow I picked the wrong one and missed the early time.

The nice clerk rescheduled me for 3:45 p.m. We were out early  at 8:00 a.m. to pick up animal food and it was cool. Not so nice in the afternoon. It was a hot 92.

This the second time in a week that I have had the time wrong. Right on the calendar and  wrong in my head. I told Lee I need a helper and it is him! We are both going to double check dates and time. So embarrassing and IRRITATING! Along with leaving the water on, I think I need a Keeper - not a helper!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

So It's Hot

What better meal to enjoy than beef stew. Lee loves it and I do too. Two pounds of stew beef. It comes in one pound packs so I use that. Five cups of vegetables and on McCormick envelope of stew mix flavoring.

It will be done at 12:30. 

We went to the podiatrist yesterday for Lee. Tomorrow it's another doctor for me. As one of my favorite doctors used to say, "After fifty, it's patch, patch, patch." So far we've retired three in our sixty two and a half years here in Hutch. And they were all our favorites when they were our family doctor!

Now at the hospital, you see a hospitalist whom you have never met before. Times do change.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


Yesterday was not a nap day. It was a go to bed early day and sleep late this morning day. And it's a miracle - I am not as tired today. I actually finished some things that needed to be done. Laundry and ordering groceries.

Maybe I should try an earlier bedtime more often. The only hitch is, after about 3 1/2 hours I am wide awake for about two hours; then back to sleep for another four. Strange sleeping patterns for these later years!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Dumb Thing

Yesterday was the day of the "lulu."  I was in the shower and I  heard Lee calling me. He said the water was running in the kitchen sink. I said, "Turn it off."  His answer, "I did."

So when I got out and was dressed, I was ready to go mop up the mess. This was when I found out that even though the sink we had installed in 2008 after we moved in had no overflow drain, it was constructed with a lip around the edge. The divider between the two sinks, was lower and the water had gone over that barrier like a dam and drained out the other side. Luckily, I hadn't blocked up that side with the drain stopper. Nothing was on the floor. I just wasted a whole lot of water. 

This is the first time I had done this since we were in an apartment in Dodge City, KS, in 1955. I would bet that land lady never forgot the idiot girl who did it then. My record has been clean on this error for sixty-five years. I am determined to pay attention what I am doing from now on.

What could have distracted me? 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Easy Open

Over a year ago I was given Ensure while I had a short stay at the hospital. It is supposed to be full of vitamins and good stuff. So we have been buying it and drinking it. It couldn't hurt. Right?

Well, Lee picked up some that is High Protein and Easy Open.

I was having trouble opening my first container. After struggling and trying to pull up the plastic from the point of the lowest arrow, it dawned on me that the arrows were pointing DOWN !

How dense can you get? I hated to do it but I mentioned it to Lee. He said he had the same reaction - he had tried to pull the tab up. Maybe for us dummies they should replace the words Easy Open with Pull Down.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


We did get one and 35 hundredths inches of rain.  And we are a little behind for the year.

I got a call from the east and my Skype buddy fell this morning while carrying laundry upstairs. Thank goodness nothing was broken, no concussion and her phone landed close by. She was able to call her daughter. She has had enough trouble for half a dozen people.  She is ok and her pre-planned surgery is still on for tomorrow. She's a strong woman.

I am still trying to figure out how to set up speed dial on a flip phone. After a couple of hours, I gave up. Then Lee told me he knew how to get to my cell number with only two steps. Wish I'd know that earlier!