What was that making all that racket? Ah, the alarm going off since we needed to be up and out by 7 am. Today I had an appointment for my pre-surgery workup at 8:30 am at Marion Community Hospital. Rubbing the sleep out of our eyes we struggled out of bed at a most un-retired time of the morning, threw some clothes on and we were on our way.
I will say that surgery this time is a whole different experience than dealing with the VA. I’m not knocking the care the VA provides, it has been excellent in some respects but absolutely horrible in other cases. The process now, however, beginning with preparation for surgery is truly first class and the model of efficiency. They make sure you understand everything from a to z and leave nothing out. I honestly feel so much better this time around. I’m still nervous but that is to be expected. Two hours later the process was finished and we were on our way home.
Once home it was time to take care of business since I doubt I’m going to be able to do much after Dec 10th. First and foremost was an inspection of the seams between the roof, and the front and back caps. I also wanted to check the caulking around all the vents and other items going thru the roof. There were a few areas that needed to be re-caulked but nothing really bad. I also needed to repair the solar panels that were staring to come apart at the corners. A bit of Gorilla glue will hold them together until I decide what I’m going to do in terms of solar in the future. With those projects out of the way I turned my attention to reorganizing the folders and files on my computer.
While I was doing all this Barbara was putting together a delicious mid-day pot roast dinner. She also made some peas and bow tie noodles. Oh, I almost forgot the brown gravy. It was in my own immoral words, yummy and tummy filling!
Time now for Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. It is really nice being able to watch two of the TV shows we really enjoy. We’re getting to the point that we’re almost ready to take TV for granted. But I know that when we do this crazy Dish setup will do something to pull the rug out from under us.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. It was a great day but not the kind of day I really enjoy. I enjoy being on the go, sightseeing and discovering new places. I just have to be patient because I know those days will come again in the future.
Thanks again for joining us. Have a question? A suggestion? A comment? Just let us know. For now I’m going to say goodnight but before going something for all of us to think upon:
As always, if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God. After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.
Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye. Till tomorrow.
These are the voyages of Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before
See you on down the road