Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I guess summer is really here, temperature is 101 degrees. Needless to say, we are staying inside today. Even the dogs want back inside immediately after taking care of their doggy duties.

I hope everyone had a good Father's Day. Wayne was very pleased with his. He got phone calls from all of his kids, including Terri. Garret called from England right after it turned midnight there, so he could be the first to tell Wayne happy Father's Day. We got a kick out of that. Sunday evening Wayne and I went to Lonestar Steak House for supper. It was so good, and since it was Father's Day, they gave Wayne a fifteen dollar coupon good toward his next meal there.

One of the problems with both of us being retired, it is sometimes hard to keep track of what day it is. We both thought Father's Day was the Sunday before. We stayed around home all day, wondering why none of the kids had called. Terri usually sends cards for all occassions, and Wayne hadn't even heard from her. We thought maybe the mail was just slow, and he would get a card Monday. It was sometime Monday before we found out that we were a week ahead of ourselves. Now, this has nothing to do with getting old, it is just a simple mix up that could happen to anyone.

Less than a week to go before my next colonscopy. I am rather nervous about what will happen after it. I'm not having much pain, but a lot of discomfort, and still having other signs of problems. I will be so glad when it is over. I just hope the problems can be treated with medication.

I have heard from the Scooter Store, and they are working with Dr. Botts to get me a power chair. Found out that Medicare won't pay for the scooter, but will pay eighty per cent of the cost of a chair. Blue Cross will pay part or all of the rest of the cost. I should be hearing more some time this week.

Time to start thinking about fixing supper, so will talk some other time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


We got a phone call from the police department about fifteen minutes ago. The storage shed we rent has been broken into. We had a really heavy lock on it, so someone wanted in badly. Wayne has gone out to see if he can tell what has been taken. We had so much stuff in there, both our's and Garret's. The most valuable thing was Garret's motorcycle. Hopefully they didn't take it. A lot of things had no value to anyone but us, but there were a few things of value in the shed. I am just waiting for Wayne to get home.

Speaking of sheds I have better information about one. Wayne, with help from Kathy's son Ethan, spent between two and three weeks building Kathy a shed for her back yard. They did a pretty good job. I'll have to post a picture later.

I have to admit that I enjoyed the time while Wayne was working on the shed. I haven't had much time to myself since Wayne retired, just a couple of hours now and then, and I had really missed that. I even got a few things done while he was at Kathy's house, but I also just wasted a lot of time. Enjoyable.

Garret and Kalee will be coming home from England in a couple of months. It will be so good to see them. Garret will then be stationed in Maryland, at Fort Meade, so we will be able to travel to see them from time to time.

Wayne just called. He doesn't think anything was stolen from our storage shed. He said that they went through a bunch of stuff, but it didn't appear that they had taken anything. Garret's motorcycle is still there, too. What a relief! Guess it pays to have nothing but junk. lol

Going to get off here, now.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I can't believe how fast this year is going! I was planning to keep on top of my blog, but that didn't happen. I will have to do better from now on.

I had planned to go to Denver to spend some time with Danny, but about the time it began to heat up enough that we could sit out on the patio at Pete's, I began to have some medical problems.

Ended up having to have a colonscopy, and have been on medication since then. I'm still having problems, but I was already scheduled for another test next week. I'm not looking forward to it at all. The colonscopy itself isn't that bad, after all one is medicated, but the prep is terrible. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good result, but not very hopeful. At least the doctor has said that my problem isn't caused by cancer, so that is a good thing.

Went for my six month appointment with my pulmonary doctor, Larry Botts, today. Not much change in my breathing from visit to visit, but can tell some difference when I am active. I get winded a lot faster than I used to.

The good news is that Dr. Botts thinks I would qualify for an insurance paid scooter or power chair. His office is going to look into it for me. He said that he would recommend me for it. That would be so cool. I could go to the grocery store, Wal-Mart, book stores, movies, and other places that are hard for me to go to now. Maybe I could put skis on it in the winter, and train Teddy and Jackie to pull me. Whee!

I got a haircut and body perm Saturday. The hair looks pretty good, but I was a little shocked today when I looked in the mirror while wearing sun glasses. My darling kids used to kid me about looking like Ozzy when I put on a droopy face look while my hair was shoulder length. Today I sucked in my cheeks while wearing sun glasses, and I swear I looked like Maxine!

We have had a lot of rainy weather the past few weeks, and we are scheduled for more this week. Chance of rain tonight, and there are already severe weather watches out just west of us. Some of them are fairly new, so we may get into them later. The weather channel is talking about the Kansas City area right now. They say that we will be getting hail, strong winds and heavy rain, and it will probably last around three hours. I missed what time it is expected to get here. I had better put any unpaid bills and my medicines in my purse, just in case. Wayne is at lodge, but will probably be here before the storms reach us.

I have been feeling very melancholy today. I have no idea why, but I find myself wanting to listen to sad music, etc. Feel rather weepy, too. Oh, well. This too shall pass.

Have some things I need to do, so I will wish everyone a good night. Talk to you later.