Monday, July 13, 2009

Bandage free, at last!

Though not healed completely, my leg finally is closing and as long as I avoid shoes most of the time I'm getting by. Never thought I'd be working in the garage wearing flip-flops!

Yesterday I put the lattice work over the last window on the garage, the hubcaps back on my truck after re-torquing the lugnuts for the 3rd time, then John came by and changed the oil in both his vehicles as the hazardous waste drop off is this next Saturday and I didn't want 4 gallon jugs of engine oil hanging around for the next month (I already had one from Jordan's Galaxie and will catch Dottie's Malibu one night this week when she comes home to change it before our trip).

One of the benefits I "lost in the shuffle" was the 5 free office visits we had won in the last contract; they actually took those away last year about a month after I retired. With our slowly sinking financial status I've been avoiding the clinic ($55) or the doctors office ($65 and up) except under the direst circumstances. Tomorrow will begin a round of that as I need to refill my blood pressure medicine so have to go in for my "annual". The one "they" don't like to pay for...

Timing being everything, at least the bill won't come in 'til after Dottie's vacation! When I bought the manual for my truck last week the guys at the parts house made sure I left with a job app and though it's further than I'd like to drive, I won't be quite as worried about leaving at closing time as I would be in my own neighborhood.

We're still in the "rain cycle" here and since it's been dry for about 36 hours and the next batch is about 2 hours west of me, I'm heading out to mow...

May the week be kind to each of you!

alan

9 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Glad you are healing. Hang in there!

Green tea said...

Keep an eye on that wound, infection comes so fast.
We need some of that rain here :D

CrackerLilo said...

I'm glad you're healing, too. You can't improve anything else in your life if your health is a mess, but you know that.

ryssee said...

Glad you're healing up-the body is an amazing thing.
No one should have to weigh finances vs good health. Hoping for some decent health care options in our near future.

Sassy said...

You work too damn much! lol

breathethenexhale said...

Alan I am glad you are healing! I wish that retiring actually meant retiring for you...

Puffer said...

I just left a comment. Hope your foot is healing well.
Can you do some jobs around my house?

Dr. Deb said...

Hey, don't do too much as you heal!!!!

Lim Sze Wei said...

not been dropping by here for some time.
was surprised to read about your injury. however, i'm glad you're healing well. take care and don't overwork to prevent further infections :)