We’ve been on the run again this week. Monday we stopped to see Aunt Happy and then went over to Judy’s to wait for the exterminator for her termites. We waited and waited and finally she called to find out where they were. That’s when we found out she had the wrong date and they aren’t coming til next Monday. So we took her grocery shopping again. Back home to feed the girls and then go play cribbage. Wonder if I’ll ever win. Doubt it.
But Wednesday was the worst day. We left the house at 7:45 a.m. so we could be with Aunt Happy when she had her surgery. Picked up my sister and then got Happy settled at the eye doctor’s. Pat, the woman who stays with her at night, was also there and was going to give her a ride home. She has a car which is easier for Happy to get into.
Jim, Judy and I decided to go to Coco’s and have breakfast and then we’d go back to the eye doctor’s. We called Pat to see how things were going and found out that she had already taken Happy home. WHAT???
For whatever reason they didn’t do the surgery. Instead they did a laser procedure and will do the implant surgery next Wednesday. Needless-to-say, Aunt Happy was not happy. I really don’t know all the details, but they needed to do the laser work to shape her eye for the implant. But that’s not what they told her last week. She thought she was going to be done with this nonsense and now it’s going right into Christmas. This is all interfering with all her plans for parties and socializing. We went over to her house and visited with her for awhile until she calmed down. I don’t blame her for being angry.
After we left her house, we dropped Judy back at her house and then Jim had a doctor’s appointment up in Scottsdale. I originally hadn’t planned on going with him but we were running out of time and he couldn’t take me back to Apache Junction and then get to Scottsdale on time. So I went with him.
This appointment was with a General Practitioner. Jim has to get clearance from a GP as well as a Cardiologist before the surgery. We didn’t have either doctor down here so the surgeon referred us. Dr. Palen is a very busy doctor and they were running way behind. We were at the doctor’s office for over three hours. Then we had to go down the street to an imaging office and have his X-rays taken.
We didn’t get back to the rig until almost 5:00 p.m. Boy were the girls happy to see us. I felt so bad we had to leave them for so long. Everything seems to be looking good for Jim. The Cardiologist will do a stress test on him, but he passed his last one with flying colors. (He’s had two heart by-passes.)
Tuesday we got laundry done, ran a zillion errands, and then had John and Karen over for dinner. They are staying at our park for a week while they’re here visiting friends and going to a show at the Palms Dinner Theater. Had a great time visiting with them.
Today we’re waiting for the guy to show up to work on our trailer brakes. And Jim has had a couple of projects going. It’s been rather nice to stay home for a change. My sister’s husband arrived today which means she now has a car at her disposal so we won’t be running to Mesa quite as often. He can also help her deal with her termites.
Pictures? Who has time to take pictures!