Monday, March 14, 2016

Rain, rain, go away!

It was raining when I woke up Sunday morning. And, it supposed to rain all damn day! Sigh... I had outdoor stuff to do. Plus, I'm pretty sure my neighbor won't be over to help install the door window.

I ate some oatmeal and then took my morning pills. Now that I know that Celebrex aggravates my GIRD, I try not to take it on an empty stomach.

I did a load of laundry and then wrapped a package to mail.

I remembered at the last minute that I needed to change the time on the programmable thermostat. I did all the rest of the clocks yesterday afternoon.

Sidebar: Friday, we were talking about Daylight Savings Time in the office. My boss suggested that anybody who forgets to change their alarm clock has to buy donuts on Monday. Courtney asked if anybody actually had clocks that didn't link to the Internet. Silly child!

Other than the computer, my cell phone and the cable box, I have clocks in every room of my house that need changing. One is a 100+ year old mantle clock from my Grandmother that I faithfully wind every Sunday.

Sidebar: If I don't wind that clock, my mother will die. Just ask Jeremy or Jake!

I headed out in the rain after noon (that's when the Post Office opens) and mailed my package. I sat in the parking lot and reset the clock in the truck display!

Sidebar: This is actually the first time I accomplished that. Never having read the Owner's Manual (hey, I'm a guy - who reads Owner's Manuals?) I have always relied on Vicky to do that (she owned a Nissan Altima before she brought her Chevy truck). But, I have watched her do it for two years and finally pulled it off myself! Sounds stupid, I know, but I was freaking proud!!!

Back home, I had another diabetic episode. My doctor warned me about these. Since I haven't been able to get my blood sugar under 200 since that stupid episode in December, she added another med to my prescriptions, but said that now I had to watch for low-blood sugar. She said if I felt faint or dizzy, I should eat some candy.

She was concerned that I live alone.

So, I had one at work on Thursday. I bent over to get something and damn near passed out. I ate two pieces of candy (they have a lot of candy at work) and felt much better.

But today, I felt light-headed again. Now, I don't have candy at home (I'm a freaking diabetic for God's sake) so I just ate two teaspoons of sugar and that seemed to work. Before I did, though, I checked my reading. I was at 95!

Sidebar: If there are any young, hot chicks who  want to watch over an old man, let me know.

Back home, I succeeded in getting off the old window frame by using my mini-prybar, a painter's knife and a lot of luck. I put it in the garage for Tuesday's trash. Then I swept up all the fresh glass I'd dislodged.

I put the last load of the weekend wash and ate a hot dog for lunch. By then it was after 2:00 p.m. and I thought it would be a perfect time for a nap. And it was!

When I woke up, I put the clothes in the dryer. The doorbell rang and it was my neighbor. He was on the way to take his wife to dinner and asked about the door window. I told him to forget it for today as it was raining and he'd end up outside in it during the install.

I warmed up the rest of the steak and the second baked potato for my Sunday supper.

I put the laundry away and checked the TV menu. I found "The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug" was coming on at 8:00 p.m. It lasted until 11:30 p.m. but my nap helped me make it through! Then I went to bed.

4 comments:

  1. “If I don't wind that clock, my mother will die.”

    Clearly, you missed a day, ya’ bastard...

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  2. 1. "If I don't wind that clock, my mother will die. Just ask Jeremy or Jake!"

    It's true, everyone. Thankfully, he always remembers and I'm looking forward to spending another summer at Lake Orion!

    2. "But today, I felt light-headed again. Now, I don't have candy at home (I'm a freaking diabetic for God's sake) so I just ate two teaspoons of sugar and that seemed to work."

    Perhaps finding a candy you like that's shelf stable and can keep around in the desk and kitchen. Andes mints?

    3. "Sidebar: If there are any young, hot chicks who want to watch over an old man, let me know.

    https://www.seekingarrangement.com/

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  3. @ Jake: you are weird, man. I got some hard candy at CVS in case of emergencies.

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