Month: September 2014

Adventure No. 3

Just didn't think it was possible for life to get any more exciting. Today we had GP visits in the morning, followed by dental visits in the afternoon.

We went to visit Dr. D at 11am. I thought it was odd we both had the same time. OMG – we had a group appointment – I don't know if we got a family rate discount. I guess this is the in thing to do. It was ok, because neither one of was there for anything serious. I could have skipped looking in Lou's ear, but didn't want to hurt the doctor's feelings.

I forgot to take pics at the docs – should have taken a group photo! I did get one at the lab downstairs – you can see this place wasn't designed for tall people:


Just like earlier, there was No One there:


Our dental visits were just typical cleanings – no surprises.

No way I was opening my mouth …


Adventure No. 2 – Defeating the Evil Empire

I ventured out for a second adventure today. Lou stayed home and played with his trains. Today was time to wipe the evil from our house. I was returning all of the Comcast TV equipment and canceling our HGTV (and the rest of the shows). Take that, Evil Comcast!

We will get Dish or something similar when we come back to Florida in December. We just got tired of dealing with Comcast technology (no Anyroom DVRs) and unexplained price increases. Our bill had increased to over $200 a month – even I can't watch that many home decorating and real estate shows.

I ripped the four Comcast boxes (hmmm, that might be part of our high cost – 4 TVs requiring HD boxes). Like the hulk, I carried everything to the car, gearing up for at least an hour long wait at the Comcast office.

Side note: I was supposed to do this before we left for Maine in July. I tried, but at that time I was physically unable to do all the disconnects and cable ripping that needed to be done, and didn't ask Lou because he would think I was a wimp (um, I guess he had probably already figured that out since I hadn't moved from the chair in a month). Having failed to rid the house of Comcast Evil, I have been in the doghouse for the last few months.

Back to today's story. I loaded up the front-end loader at Comcast and pushed my way through the door with my ton of DVRs, HD boxes, and remotes. OK, I just stumbled through the doors, overloaded with everything in a bag. I had elected to go without my scarf. Surely, they would take pity on me and let me skip to the front of the line.

Surprise! There was NO ONE in line. Clearly, no one is spending this summer in South Florida, or the zombie apocalypse hit when we weren't looking. I was beckoned to the counter by a Comcast rep, who was very helpful, in between conversations with co-workers about their social activities.

Mission Accomplished!!! We are free of Comcast TV and I am hopefully out of the doghouse – at least for this transgression. Also demonstrated more evidence of the return to normalcy wrt physical activity.

There are no maple frosted donuts in today's adventure, not that there were any in yesterday's, of course. Beth – can you believe Abby Road is now a very large Dunkin' Donuts???

In other news, Kathy reports she and Steve are being well-supervised by the pups. We sure appreciate their willingness to take care of our trouble makers.

Another Day, Another Adventure

We started this morning with another beautiful humid Florida morning (I like the humidity, someone else does not). I had an early appointment at the lab for bloodwork. Lou had an early appointment with his train layout.

I decided I would not wear my Buff (scarf) into the lab. I should not be scary to people in a medical facility. Even though I like the humidity, it gets a tad uncomfortable with a scarf when it is hot outside. Success – I don't believe I scared anyone in the lab (mostly because there was no one there – this is South Florida in the summer; it's still deserted).

My lab work was completed so quickly I had time for a stop at Dunkin' Donuts for coffee. Of course, I had no intention of getting a maple frosted donut, even though it is my favorite in the whole world, and I had just been fasting for 12 hours. I mean, one of my lab tests was for glucose levels, so of course I wouldn't be silly enough to get a maple frosted donut. Of course not!

Sorry, got sidetracked there. I had fully intended to put my head scarf on to go into the Donut Store. Picture it – I don't quite have the G.I. Jane look going yet, and the sides are gray, so I may even have a bit of The Walking Dead Zombie aura going on. And then, I thought, maybe they give free donuts to zombies (even though, of course, I wasn't having a donut). Oh heck, I don't know anyone in there! Stop over thinking this and just walk on in.

I go in without the scarf – but with my Maui Jim's (that's sun glasses) jauntily pushed up on my head – I'm rockin' the almost bald Grandma look. There's a good-sized line. And no, elderly zombies got no free donuts and no line cuts today! As I approach the counter, I hear a voice I recognize. Oh my God – there is someone in here I know. Fortunately, he was with colleagues and didn't notice me, or just ignored me too.

I then went to my dermatologist's appointment and was told my skin was in the best shape ever. Well, gee, that's nice. But, I think I'll skip the skin-enhancing chemo treatments in the future.

I realize there are no photos to accompany this entry. I would have taken a photo of the maple frosted donut, but of course, there wasn't one. So instead, here's a sneak peak of the top of my head:



Thanks for following along. I apologize for doing yet another entry all about me. Lou either doesn't have adventures, or is just not willing to share.