Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday’s Story



(You thought I was going to write “Tale,” didn’t you, LOL! Alliteration isn't everything, you know...)

I left early on Tuesday morning so I could pick up a new square head driver at Home Depot. I paid way too much for it, but figured it might last a little longer than the last one. Then I went to work.

I remembered my jacket this chilly morning, so the 10:00 a.m. walk wasn’t so bad.

I was still fretting over this finding a new doctor business until I recalled I am a member of Angie’s list. I joined years ago, although I can’t recall why.  So, I logged on and searched for primary Care Physicians within five miles of my house. Great! Then I checked on how many that were part of the St. John’s Hospital network (where I got my spinal fusion and excellent treatment). NONE!

Okay. I suppose I can live with that. Then I remembered that I need a physician that is “in-network” with my health plan (or I’ll end up paying a fortune). So, I called HR to ask for a book of in-network physicians. They directed me to a website (doesn’t anybody use paper anymore?) I checked that out and found two that were on both lists.

So, I have a start. I’m still not sure how to get my medical records transferred. Then I called CVS to ask it any of my current meds could not be refilled at least one more time. Thankfully, they all had refills available. So, I have a little time.

So, what’s next? I make an appointment and fill out 14 pages of my medical history just to get in to see the doctor and then decide if I like him or her? Then repeat until I find the “right” doctor? And do I have to physically go get my medical records from my old doctor and take them to my new? This sucks so bad!

I went to the Feed Store and bought two more bales of straw at noon. I took them home and dropped them off. So, my trunk was full of bits of straw again. I made a BLT for lunch. By then it had warmed up enough that I could leave my jacket at home.

When I got home after work, I retrieved the empty trashcan and left the car outside. I treated the cats and checked the weather report while I changed clothes.

Then I went into the garage and finished the workbench project. It took a while to put all the remaining screws back in, but I didn’t run into any real problems.



At one point an older couple walked by (it was a good day for walking), so I waved as I always do. The woman pointed and called out “I really like the bench you made!” I yelled, “Thanks!”

And, some people say I don’t interact with my neighbors enough…

Actually, the hardest part of the evening’s work was pushing it back in place. I cleaned off a few things and put them back. I am confident that, now that the miter saw is on its own cart, I won’t have all that sawdust on everything. So, the workbench and its contents should stay a whole lot cleaner.



Before

After

But, it was getting dark out, so I pulled the car back in, shut the door and quit for the night.

I warmed up a repeat of my Sunday supper (meatloaf, squash and parsnips) and ate that for dinner.

I watched a little TV, but went to bed early.

3 comments:

  1. "I’m still not sure how to get my medical records transferred."

    When you go to the new doctor, they'll have you fill out a release. Then they'll send it to your doctor and your doctor will send back your records.

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  2. Bench looks nice...next time, listen to your kids and build it right the first time. That would have saved you a lot of work.

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  3. @ Jake: Thanks. Hard to believe but I haven't looked for a doctor in almost 35 years!

    @GPF: Thanks. Hard to believe but I haven't listened to my kids in almost 49 years!

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