WOW! I amazed myself yesterday.
I got up a little later than usual, but still did the day off morning routine. Sat at the computer for more than a few hours looking, reading, responding, playing a couple of games. I figure it is all okay, cause well for one, it's my day off and two, I get up (even after sleeping in a little) way before the birds do. If I wasn't sitting here, I'd be staring at the TV.
Then I was off and running. I got so much little piddley stuff done it was pathetic. I did all my laundry, folded and put away. That included washing the blankets and sheets I use to cover the couch and loveseat. Then cleaned the couch thoroughly and recovered it. (I didn't quite get to the loveseat) I mowed my lawn! (Ask any of my neighbors...I rarely do that) I changed the window crank in the bathroom. The gear had stripped and the bathroom window HAS to open in this house or the bathroom will just rot away. With four showers a day going on and sometimes up to six, there's a lot of steam going on. I cleaned out and scrubbed the bird's cage and the rat's cage.
I went to my dad's house. I had called him to tell him that my sister ratted him out about his impending pacemaker installation. His response to me was, "Geez! Gossip travels fast in these parts!" He and my brother in law were trying to repair his lawn mower. He needed to mow his lawn before Thursday and the mower conked out on him. I told him I would be right down with my mower and that I had some information on pacemakers for him to read, and that he could read that while the brother in law mowed his lawn. He laughed. So I printed out the information, loaded my lawn mower in the back of my truck (heaven forbid) and headed down.
When I got there, my brother in law was coming out of the garage. I thought he was coming over to help unload the mower, but he was actually headed for home. They had gotten the mower started and Dad was out there doing his thing!
I went in the house and visited with my Dad's girlfriend while he was finishing up the lawn. I must tell you, at this point, that when my dad is doing something, we just don't argue with him about NOT doing it, cause we always lose the arguement! He finished up and came inside and we got to visit for a little while. I gave him the papers I had printed out. If they don't answer all his questions they will bring up questions he can ask his doctor. No one at the doctors office explained anything to him, so at least this information I found will give him a little something to go on.
Today I have a dentist appointment. YAY! I have not ever had the best of dental care. So I did some research on dental plans last year and found a place called Western Dental. For $93 a year, they do a full mouth set of xrays and then do a complete look see and check out everything that needs to be done. After they know the damages they need to repair, they set you up with this great plan. I got the damage report which came to around $6500 dollars! (That would be a "real" dentist's price.) This place takes 40% off that price and then sets you up with a payment plan. I got all that information and then got to work. They did all the initial stuff, pulling, filling and cleaning. Then let me rest for a long while while I pay off that debt. I start over again, probably in October, when I pay my $93 again and go over all the x-raying and look seeing. (I will still owe them my payments from this year's go round, unless a miracle happens and the debt disappears!) For some silly reason, they left one tooth that was a problem, not a big problem, but a problem all the same. And of course, it has worsened. Yesterday, I got a phone call from them saying that I was behind in my payments. Well, unless time has somehow morphed itself well into the future, I am not behind. So I called and asked why they called. They couldn't figure it out, and told me not to worry about it. I decided since I was on the phone with them that they could just make an appointment for me to go get this one tooth taken care of.
My gosh am I ever wordy today! (nerves, I am sure, I hate going to the dentist) I am going to go try and get a few more things done, before I head to my apointment. Hopefully I will still be in a mood to do more when I get home. Or not. Maybe I will just take a nap!