View From My Window

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 — Some highs and some lows and some surprises! The highs: got in to see a nurse practitioner and she did a COVID test on me. Whoo hoo!!! I’m clean! ROFL here… I’ve had a sinus infection for what seems like ages and I had an asthma attack this morning that lasted for a couple of hours. It scared me when I couldn’t get the coughing under control, plus my right eye was hurting again. <sigh–I know, whine, whine, whine) So I tried calling my dr’s office–several times, in fact, and all I got was gobbledygook and then a message saying the number was out of service. Wow… never got that one before. So I went to the Internet and got the phone number for the office in Bakersfield–managed to get a 3:30 p.m. appt. today. Hooray!

Showed up early for the appt. and discovered their computer and phone systems were down. They were surprised that I was able to book an appt. Took me in after a bit and when I gave my symptoms, out came the COVID swab… Ah… and then another swab to check for Mersa. Never had that one in my life! When she pulled the swab out, I told her I could recite the alphabet for her she was in so deep! She cracked up. Lungs were clear, but my nose had an infection and so she put me on an ointment and a double-down dose of Prednisone.

Went to WalMart to get the prescription filled — handed the two prescriptions to the clerk and asked if I could wait for them. She said, “30 minutes.” I said, “I’ll be back!” Off I went to do a bit of shopping (not like I needed anything, but you know — what do you do in a store when you have to kill 30 minutes? You shop! I walked around for what I thought was 30 min. and went back to the pharmacy. I wound up sitting and waiting for the prednisone but there was a problem with the other prescription so it’ll come in a day or two. Finished paying for the few things I picked up while waiting for my prescription then headed out to the car. When I thought I saw it, I did a double-take — it was filthy! So, I got my things put in the trunk and hopped in and headed for the car wash. Went through like a charm — swish, swish. Got out the other end, made a right to head out onto Tucker Rd. and I notice this stream of water–it takes me a bit to realize it’s INSIDE the car and dripping from the rear view mirror. Arrrgh… my mind is racing all over the place… a) it’s summertime so no need to panic and have it fixed right away, b) it’s always stored in the garage, c) should I declare it when we’re trying to sell it? d) wonder what it will cost to get the seal redone. <sigh> and above all, “Should I mention it to Robert?”

Pulled into my driveway and Robert came out. I’d stopped mid-point because there was something in the front of the garage–it was a mouse, caught in the mouse trap I’d set in the corner of my garage. It had caught his tail and he was dragging it around… I wouldn’t drive into the garage and Robert kept motioning me in — I kept pointing down to the ground and he finally took a look. I rolled the window down and said, “Go get a grocery bag from the kitchen counter and put the mouse and trap in it.” Well, he got the bag, put said mouse and trap in it and began trying to tie the handles together. He was having a horrible time because his brain wasn’t working right then, so I got out and he’d just got it tied once and handed it to me. I tied it again and said, ‘Put it in the brown can in your garage.” He headed out to the front of the house and I said, “Your garage door is closed.” His reply, “But I know how to open it!” And he did… the mind was working again.

Got inside and we found ants crawling in the living room and our bedroom. Never a dull moment… Robert’s speech was really off today, and he said he was really tired. He always says, “I don’t know why I’m so tired; I didn’t do anything today.” Well, except try to think, I say to myself.

Tomorrow is another day. I hope it’s a better one for him. Be safe, be well, and please tell those you love that you love them.

p.s. I forgot to add another ‘surprise’ item — I received a call from the title company, letting me know that my paperwork to purchase the other home was ready to be signed. I said that I couldn’t sign because there’s a contingency clause on the purchase and we haven’t had a single bite on the house. Oh, says she. Well, let us know when you want to come in and sign the papers. Will do… LOL

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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9 Responses to View From My Window

  1. 67andgood says:

    Your life is so busy it makes ME tired! Hope all is well today.

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    • tehachap says:

      Didn’t get dressed until just before my caregiver book Zoom meeting. LOL I turned my camera on and realized I hadn’t got dressed! Aaach! LOL The mind is a terrible thing to lose!!! ROFL here…


  2. dkzody says:

    All of that made my anxiety levels rise. My OCD cannot handle too much of those off-kilter things in one day. Poor Robert, no wonder he’s exhausted.

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  3. mageb says:

    Thinking is very hard for him sometimes. You are doing so very well.

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  4. Joanne Noragon says:

    Worst case, you’ll just have two mortgage payments for a while, if someone can make an offer on your new house. That happened to me.
    Glad you got through today, and hope tomorrow will be better. You know, water, ants…

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    • tehachap says:

      Well, I went to Home Depot for a second round of the bait traps. Picked up two of the ‘used’ ones and discovered they weren’t as empty as I thought — had to clean up the mess. :/ Grrrr. I’m afraid to go out downstairs and check the mice traps (glue traps so the victim will still be there if it worked at all–replaced the trap in my garage but no bites yet (pun intended). LOL


  5. Dan Antion says:

    Life is hard enough for both of you. Appointment and prescription snafus can’t help.


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