And it is Friday again, another Weekend looming... Will the Rain go away?
Oh yes, looks like a good Day ahead on my Forecast, clear and 43 Degrees now at 5:30 a.m.
Then partly Sunny and heading to 72... That does sound a lot better than the last Three Days
Time not flying by yet this Morning... Most all my Computer stuff done and it's only 6:30 a.m.
But I do have some activity sort of planned for the Day, rearranging the Grow Lights on the Kitchen shelves
My new light was delayed in shipping but I can get started on where to put it
Thinking what may be the best of several arrangements I am thinking about
But then, it may be better to wait until that new Light gets here to see how and where it will fit in
Now a gripe? What's with the US Postal Service now? Seems slower and less dependable
But Amazon is getting better, faster and more dependable and easier for anything I order
To add to that, someone broke into my up the hill Mailbox and I have had to go downtown to get my Mail
Yesterday I saw the Box had been repaired but still a few Days of my reported Mail aren't there
Checked at the Post Office and the Mail was not there either.. So what's going on?
OK, Starting on the Shelf Lighting rearrangement... Taking everything off the middle and top Shelf
Then lower the top Shelf to just above the middle Shelf and then add another top Shelf
Then back to my Kitchen Garden, added the shelf to the Middle, slipped the Six Lights in and hooked them up
Then the new top Shelf added, set the Trays and Light and Plants back on top
And now, just waiting for the new Light that will go above the plants on the right side Shelf
OK, let's get started here! Well I'm already started... Checked the Bank, My Email, Checked Facebook
Worked my Puzzles and uploaded Wednesday's Blog.. What's left? Well... start this one
So what's the Weather? DAG NABBIT! Says 47 Degrees out there and Rain! And then only heading to 49
After that dreary end to Wednesday with heavy Clouds and wet I sure do not want any more today... NUTZ!
So what's for today? Just go get some Lottos and nothing else at the moment... No gardening outside for sure
All I have left to plant out front are those several Planters, probably just put Marigolds in them
Oh yeah, I do have several Large empty Pots, have to think of something to put in them, whenever
And then... Several Photos to edit and add to my Month of April Video, like I need more Videos
I have a stack of them on my Shelves in the Living room that no one sees and I seldom look at
And then online at Vimeo there are 719 more that I do play now and then and a few others do see them
All of those will disappear when I drop off and don't pay the online fee to keep them there
So will all my Hundreds of Web Pages and Blogs... But it's fun for me to have them there for now
Off at 9 a.m. on that drippy dismal day and headed to the ATM, then down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Navru not there... Where is he on Thursday? Anyway got my Handful and headed back
Scratchng away and saw the guy had given me several duplicates, should I holler about that?
Nah, I won $45 back anyway, not a bad deal... But where to next?
Well, Price Chopper of course, traded in $50 of Wins, got $50 worth back
Then scratched off a $5, $10 and a nicer $20 Win... Are we done yet? Maybe
Waiting for my new Grow Light from Amazon, ordered three Daya ago and no light for the Peperomia
But it looks like it is doing fine so far, the new Light expected today
And on into a very long and nothing much doing Afternoon
Then my TV and Dinner evening, nothing special the rest of the Day, my Light didn't show up
And that was it for a Ho Hum Dreary outside Day
Scheduled to head over to Clay Platte Medical today to check with the Doc about my last Hospital trip
See what they can do about my eternal dizziness and I am also going to ask about this pain in my chest
Last time I had some pain in that area it was Colon cancer, maybe see what they can find this time
Well a gorgeous Morning on Tuesday then a cloudy Afternoon, then again sunny at sundown
What do we have for today? I think they said maybe some rain... So let's take a look
Yep, says 57 degrees and mostly cloudy out there now and then up to 64 with Rain Showers
Well my newly planted Cannas and Coleus could use a little water, maybe I won't have to do it
9 a.m. Well those puzzles took loger than usual... DUH!... Well such silly words... Mein Gott!
So what's the plan for the Day? Plan? Since when did I plan? Oh yeah that Appointment
Well that isn't until 1:30 p.m. And I was thinking of heading back to Larry's first
But I'll put that off until a Sunny Day... So, just off to the Fast Stop
And Navru us in a happy mood dancing around... Gimmee some winners! Got my load
Headed back, then scratched off only one dinky $5 Winner, that ain't no way to get rich
So on to a nothing much Day until my Appointment... Bah... Humbug!
And a light rain falling about Noon time, good for the new Plants in the Pots
Just finished trundling the Bush clippings down to the Gully, stopped a minute to chat with Chris
And then, back to bizzness... Got online to United Healthcare to order some OTC Medical atuff
Included with my new Medicare plan, and saves some bucks, Ordered Vitamin B-12 and D-3 again
Then my EZ Lax Powder and Tylenol and that saved me about $50...
The Clock ticked on to a little after 1 p.m. and then it was time to head out to see the Doctor
Made it there quick, checked in and then the shortest wait ever to get in
Then the checks from the Tech, then the questions from the Nurse, then the long wait for the Doctor
My usual Doctor was not there, this one was the one I started with years ago, now old and fat
But funny and friendly as I remember, and then on with the questions, then an X-Ray of my chest
Finally a decision to refer me to other Tests and Dcctors, so into the lab for Blood Samples
Then check out to wait for further notices of what's to come
Headed Home, stopped on the way for Glucerna and more Lottos, then back to wind down the Day
And that's all she wrote and that was more than enough for me
OK, now it looks like a warm Tuesday and what for the Day?
Well Monday gave me several ideas for the Springtime we are now sampling...
I started by trimming and cleaning of the Front Gardens some and now thinking of planting
Checking the Weather reports ahead it does look like it would be OK to start that
There have been Freezing temps well into April in some years but maybe we can get lucky this year
So, when the mood hits it looks like I will head over to Larry's in Riverside
OK, most all my morning Computer runaround done... the Puzzles went well... Now what?
Well, do another BP check? It was high when I had that dizzy spell that sent me to the Hospital
And stayed high the Two Days I was there and also when I left, then that Night it dropped way low
But the next Morning it was 'normal' and has been close to that every time I have checked since
So, now just checked again and yeah, 125/84 and that's pretty good and so
They gave me two new Prescriptions, another for High Blood Pressure, one for 'temporary' dizziness
Looks to me like I don't need either one and I'm not filling them, I can handle the dizziness
And my present Blood Pressure Prescriptions seem to be doing OK, was just something temporary looks like
10 a.m. and off to the ATM, then down the Hill to the Fast Stop, Navru's car not there
So I flipped around and headed back up to the Price Chopper for my daily supply (first that is)
I still have that Lotto Prize and Stimu;us Money and using it everywhere... And so, got them at the Chopper
Back then to win back only $25 of my $45 Try, Oh well, still have a couple Thousand left
Shall we try again? This time at the Service Counter, cashed in my Winners, got more
Then back again to head home to only win back $15... NUTZ!
Noon time, what now? Well some bush clippings out front to load in the Cart and trundle down to the gully
Nice Day, back out to clean up the bush clipping some more., loaded up the Cart
PArked it then thought I might as well head out to Riverside for some Plants
Off I went, got there, the Parking space in front was fill excepr for a space for me
Git me a Cart and headed in to find Five Coleus Plants and Four Cannas, loaded up and headed back
And unloaded and it was sir and plant time, Nine pots full... Then set the Cannas in place
It was windy so I left the Coleus back on the Porch until later
Then back in to finish out the good Day on the TV with the last of that Easter Gift Dinner
So... a busy enough and good enough weather Day on Sunday, can Monday be as good?
Well my Weather Report sure looks as good, saying 58 Degrees out there now and then Sunny and headed to 81
So, another beautiful Spring Day ahead and soon we will be griping about the Summer heat
A start on the front Gardening on Sunday digging old plants out of the Pots
Soon I will be taking another trip over to Larry's in Riverside for some new Plants
Now Coffee time and headed to my Puzzles again... I don't have a 'Schedule' just kind of a Routine
OK, been there and done that and now what? Well a little adding and editing to my April Video
Coming right along already and looking good (to me anyway)
Lotto time and off to the Price Chopper, hit the ATM for some Ammo, headed to Machine One
Home then to scratch off $15 in Wins, back to the Price Chopper again
Cashed in an earlier $25 Win then the new $25 Win, bought $40 in Tickets and won $45 back
Well of course I ignored the advice 'Quit while you're ahead' and headed for the Fast Stop
Cashed in again, bought my load headed back to only win $5... Phoooey!
Then on into the Afternoon and a little more Gardening, trimming the Rose Bushes
And watering a little here and there, getting ready to head over to Larry's one Day soon
Then around back to get my AeroCart and Rake and back out front to clip and rake and load
Sunday again, what's for today? Looks like another nice Weather Day
Says 53 and Clear at 6 a.m. and then Sunny and 81, couldn't ask for much better than that
And of course nothing planned so we can just coast and enjoy the Weather
Oh yeah, that March Video, watched it on my TV last night, looks like I just might edit it a bit more
But nothing at the moment so off to see if I can work my Puzzles for Today
Phooey... Worked my Jumble in Five Minutes but then they had a rerun of the same Crossword as Saturday
And of course my other favorite Crossword does the same, so all done with my Games... What now?
Well, yesterday I found Two $2 Tickets left in the Machine I was using, worked them and no wins
But there was also a large entry Ticket to some kind of KC Baseball Drawing with big Prizes
Said to enter it on the Internet site for a chance for free Tickets and Cash... so I just did that
And now... Pour a Cup and Take a look at that Video to edit
And... 8 a.m. That I did... Removed one tedious Video, then added another Photo, next removed Two Photos
Re-edited those two and added the new edits back, then set the Video to render to replace the original on Video
Probably no one but me would notice much difference nor is it of any importance...
But I just like things to be as good as I can get them, I am my most picky audience
And then off to find my Fortune, first the Fast Stop, traded for $45 worth
And then headed back to scratch off $40 in Wins, well, OK, a $5 loss then
So I needed some stuff at the Price Chopper and headed back, cashed in my Winners
Then picked out another $40 in Tickets from the Service Counter, grabbed a Cart and off we go
Got my selection of stuff from here and there and headed home, this time to only win back $25
And then what? Well I took a Photo out front, then a Video across the Front
Then headed to the Editor to start on my April Video... Added the Video and Photos from the Last Few Days
And now I have a good enough start on another, I hope, good enough Monthly Video
On through a great Sunny warm Sunday... Went out to water some Plants
Saw Chris and Julie out front so I headed down for a lengthy chat with them and their neighbor
Then back out front to sit and dig old plants out of a couple of Pots, planting time on the way
And then it was TV Time, catching up another episode of 'The Mentalist' and a knock on the Door
It was one of my new Neighbors upstairs and she was holding a big Dish of Easter Dinner!
I hadn't remembered it was Easter, just planning my regular fare, took me a minute to realize it was a gift!
So then Thank You! Was wishing I had some way to return the favor, such unexpected generosity!
All I can think of at the moment is to show you what a great gift it was... and it sure was Tasty too!
Happy Easter to you too!
OK, 'Let's get started here'... 8 a.m. and been waking up doing my Puzzles
And that second Crossword was a bit tedious... Wish they would use real words
So, on with the Morning and what's the Weather? Hard to beat what we had on Friday
Says 46 Degrees now and then Sunny and heading to 74... That should do quite nicely
And then the rest of the Week looks good too, looks like Spring has Sprung!
Another look at those Plants in AeroGarden Three...
Instructions say to clip Plants that reach the Lights
I did clip the ones under the lights but let the outside ones go, just see what happens
Looks like one branch is reaching for the Sun but there isn't any in here
And then, filled a bucket with water and out to dump it in that big Tomato Pot
I saw that Chris and Julie were sitting out front next Door, they waved and said something
I couldn't quite hear what they were saying so I tripped on over for a long chat
Then it was back home to hit the TV for the News and some more 'Dexter' and 'The Mentalist'
Finished an old Movie and then off to dreamland
Hey Hey! Made it to Friday... And I do hope a better Day, what's with this dizzy stuff anyway?
The last Two Days sure weren't much fun, lots going on though but seemed forever to get through those Days
And so far, they haven't answered my question... What's causing this and can they fix it?
And what's wrong with my Blood Pressure Meter? On Wednesday it was reading way too high
That reading and along with more intense dizziness, is why I went to the Hospital and didn't feel any better all Day
But at the Hospital their Meters read way too high also and still were when they sent me home
So then last Night I checked again on my Meter and it was reading very LOW! What's the deal anyway?
So, Today, up at 5 a.m. Still some dizzy, had my Juice and Coffee, Two Days of Blog to update
Got that done... Now starting the Day After and what's to report so far>
Well I could check my BP again... And that I did, first reading a bit high around 144
But I checked it several times and every time it dropped a bit, last two checks were 130
And that's a lot lower than yesterday and really not such a bad reading anyway
And an extra yesterday, some Tech came in and gave me a Covid Test, haven't heard back on that though
Well now what? 10 a.m. Checked my BP again and looking GOOD! Checked 4 times in a row
Read 122, 127, 129 and 125 over 80 which is GOOD, now if it just stays like that
They gave me a prescription for a new Pill, I'll have to look that over before I start taking another one
And... near Noon already... Off to the Fast Stop, traded in $25 worth of Winners
Got my Daily Dose and headed back to win $25 back, that ain't no way to make a profit>
Then up the Hill to the Price Chopper for some Glucerna and then dowm to the Post Office for my Mail
I saw Mail on my Email report but none in my Mail Box... Passed by my Box and I saw the Door was Open
So, told the Postoffice Clerk about it, he found my Mail and said they were scheduling a repair
Well then what? On thrugh the rest of the Day just taking it easy
I did visit Chris and Julie when I got back from the Post Office to catch them up on the news
And then, just the usual wind down to bed time
And nothing going on for me except a Nurse or Assistant in and out for this and that
I was there waiting for that MRI... And when would that be? A long Morning and then close to Noon
Here comes the Guy with the Wheel chair and we set off for a very long ride to the MRI Room
My Hospital Room was on the 6th Floor in what they call the Pavilion Building
The MRI was in a room on the Ground Floor at the farthest end of the original Hospital Building
So it was a long (inside) ride to the old building and down the Elevator to the lower floor
And then a long ride there finally to the machine Room, out of the chair and onto the ramp
And have you ever had an MRI exam? Wow what an experience! I only had one before and remembered it was noisy
But this time? She warned me it would make noise and take 20 Minutes then put a set of Headphones on me
Then the noise began, a whir and rattle and thumps and back and forth under the Beam and I mean LOUD!
Now and then I would hear the Attendant on the Phones asking how I was doing or telling me what was happening
And it was really a long long and unpleasant experience but I managed to survive until the Machine went quiet
Then it was that long ride back to the Room, and back in bed for a long Afternoon, later a visit from the Doctor
He said they would study the Exam and advise later... Later the Nurse came in to say I would be released that Day
Then another Nurse came in to go through a bunch of Reports about this and that, what to do and new Medicines
Gave me a bunch of Papers, then said I could make my arrangement to leave
So I called Pat, she was leaving for a long afternoon trip, OK, then called Navru who would be off work then
He said he could make it, so I gave him directions and got dressed and ready to leave
And AHA! Finally... Down to the Lobby and out to wait for Navru, he showed up and off to Home, Thank You!
And,,, finally... Back home at 6 p.m. Still not feeling up to par as if I ever do...
Found me some Dinner and back to the TV to last until 9 p.m. then off to bed
And that's all she wrote for a very unpleaamt Two Days.. Oh well could be worse I spose...
But there are some ups to the Day, I have a $60 Lotto Win waiting to be disposed of
And Pay Day Tomorrow and I still have 3 Freebie Check deposits bigger than my Two Pay Checks still in the Bank
Oh well, I'll find a way to get rid of that surplus... I always do...
And what did they say about the Weather for Today? WHAT! It says it is 34 Degrees out there! Vas ist los?
Says Sunny but only heading to 49 and that don't sound too happy to me
And now 9 a.m. Well I didn't get up until 7:30... And still not feeling too hot, a bit better maybe
Not happy with that cold outside but I do like that Sun in my Window, looks like a boring Day so far
But... Let's say goodbye to March with another look at those Tomato Plants, just won't quit reaching for the sky
So then, headed out for my Lottos down to the Fast Stop, got my samples
Back to scratch off $25 in wins, Oh well, on to the Day
But... What's wrong, still not feeling good, started feeling worse... Started out dizzy
On through the Morning, not feeling any better and after my trip for Lottos... and more dizzy
So, checked my Blood Pressure, usually around 120 which is OK but WHAT is this!
First reading was 144, haven't seen it that high that I can remember, if ever
So I tried again, then 154... Is my Meter broke? Tried more and every time it was higher
And I was feeling worse too, that dizzy feeling worse than usual, not getting better
Back to check again and still very High so what's going on, shall I head to the Doctor?
I was thinking of Driving, but then considered that as I was sort of stumbling around, better hit 911
So, they were here quickly, seemed less than Five minutes, then the questions, and inside tests
Then loaded me up and off to the Hospital and into the ER Room for the usual
Then the parade of people in and out with questions and tests, and long waits between
A talk with a Doctor and then he said they wanted an MRI Test and would have to transfer me upstairs
OK, that was the Last Of March, see you again in April and the story 'To Be Continued'