Wednesday, July 17, 2019

just another update

Well, here we go again.  Mike's pacemaker has been approved so we are just waiting to hear when the surgery is scheduled.  We took him to the dermatologist Monday and now he has a suspected skin cancer on his back.  Have to schedule surgery to remove it and get a biopsy.  I'm still waiting to schedule my stomach procedure and colonoscopy.  (Whew)

The carpet has been dried out, pad replaced and carpet reinstalled.  So far to the tune of just over $500.00.  I cleaned it myself and it looks pretty good.  I'm going to wait to have it professionally cleaned because it appears the AC has decided to act up.  Thank goodness it hasn't quit entirely but it isn't handling the 100+ weather we are having.  It won't cool down past 76.  Fortunately our HVAC guy is coming out today and praying it just needs freon.  We've been taking the hits lately and we need a break!

We started moving the furniture back into our bedroom yesterday and hopefully we will finish it today.  Slowly getting things back to normal.

I've been reading a few commentators on just what this presidency has done to the country and what the long term ramifications are projected to be and it isn't pretty.  So many destructive behaviors have now become legitimized such as lying, bigotry, xenophobia to name a few.  We have accepted this behavior from the most powerful position in the world. This is what has bothered me the most.  Once people don't care about truth, honesty, decency in general, where do you go from there? 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

I need order!

So much going on I can't keep up!  Mike was scheduled to have the pacemaker put in tomorrow but it was canceled by the doctor on Tuesday but we didn't know about it until Friday.  Confused?  Just a tad!

Our bedroom carpet was ruined by a backed up drain.  We are still in limbo about that.  Have to move all the furniture out of our bedroom and store it while the flooring is tended to.  We've had fans on the carpet but it is still damp because of the padding underneath.  

I'm one of those people who has to have order to function.  Sounds funny coming from me since for the most part my whole life is chaos.  But I must have order in my surroundings to compensate for all the other things in my life of which I have no control.  (Now that makes a little more sense I think)  

So this upheaval of furniture and flooring is a REALLY big deal for me.  I have to have a place for everything so that I don't start feeling overwhelmed.  Unfortunately we do not have a garage or this would be much less disrupting.  I think I'm going to look into renting one of those storage pods they drop on your driveway.  We can put everything in it and leave my house intact so I don't lose my flipping mind.  I know everyone around me would be happy!  All of this has put me in a purging mood again.  I'm ready to get rid of excess furniture and anything else I haven't used in the past two years.  I go through these spells every time I feel like my life is out of control.  (Which occurs quite regularly) 
At these times I organize everything I can get my hands on.  It just makes me feel peaceful.  Anyone else a little compulsive or what strategies do you use for coping?

I saw the infectious disease doctor Tuesday.  He didn't see anything he thought required treating.  I told him I'm actually getting better but I didn't tell him I'm taking cbd oil.  I'm playing "Don't ask, don't tell."  I don't know why I'm hesitant to say anything I guess I'm afraid they won't like my "self treating" but hey, I was desperate.