Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Too Many "Things"?

Raining.  Again?  Still?  I'm losing track.  This has been great for my new grass seedlings, and they are filling in the Japanese Beetle grub damaged lawn very nicely.  Mowing will be a problem though - not sure the electric will be able to get through this hay field.  Just as well Ron insisted on keeping the old gasoline mower too.  Now, if it would just dry up.

Day Two of the Electrical Project, which I am guessing will take four, rather than the projected three days.  Travis worked hard all day yesterday, and didn't even finish work in the basement - but I DO have ceiling lights again, will be able to get rid of all the power cords running between rooms, and have a dedicated line for the heater/dehumidifier for the fishroom.  It was too cold and wet for walking, and I intended to play with the pups in the basement last night, but too much "project material" laying around, and when Max started running around with a light bulb in his mouth (fortunately he did not bite down or drop it) the pups were escorted back upstairs.

A copy of my home appraisal came via email yesterday and was interesting to look at.  House considered "average" for maintenance and marketable "as is".  Everything looked about right in the report, but the pictures, oh my the pictures!  Can you say CLUTTERED?  I guess everyone who knows me and has visited would consider my house cluttered, but I live here and really don't notice.  The pictures sure showed it though - no available wall space anywhere.  Furniture and pictures everywhere.  And things.  Too many things!  No wonder I go crazy several times a year and start hauling stuff to Good Will!  And no wonder my daughter feels claustrophobic here.  But what to do with all the stuff?  The accumulations of 40+ years spent in the same house?  It's not really junk, and it's not a trash house.  I'm not a hoarder.  I just own a lot of things.  Someday I'll have to move - oh my gosh!

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Me Day

A day at home with no plans or projects.  A Me Day perhaps.  The last day of taking the medication for a presumed attack of Diverticulitis, and I will be very glad to be finished with it as it makes me nauseated.  Some days worse than others, and today is one of the worse days.  At least I think it's the medication that's doing it.  Hopefully it's not something else to deal with. The pain is gone, so it worked on that I guess, but I'm looking forward to feeling like myself again here soon.  Everything else checked out fine, so hopefully this is the end of it.  I'm rarely sick, and am not a good patient - not a patient patient.  I intend to take it easy today - whether or not it works out that way remains to be seen!

The good thing about this was finding a doctor I actually liked.  When my regular doctor retired, I tried another who I ended up actually disliking.  Kept thinking I needed to change, but since I rarely saw her, I never bothered.  When she left (I hope they fired her) I tried several others without much luck, and the ones I wanted were not accepting new patients.  When I tried out a new doctor this time, I actually liked her.  Young, funny, easy to talk to, and she was good at explaining health issues and the alternate ways of dealing with them, AND she was accepting new patients.  Good deal!  I'm very happy with my health care provider (Health Partners), really like my dentist, and now I may actually have a doctor I like too.  Hopefully I won't need to see her very often, and hopefully she'll stay at HP.

Suppose I could go back to bed, but that doesn't really help much.  Maybe I'll go into work at noon if I feel a little better.  Hate using up my sick leave, although I have a lot of it since I only use it for appointments.
The houseplants went outdoors yesterday.  Hopefully Mother Nature is done with the snow and cold and they will be safe.  I only keep a few plants now, and they are all HEAVY, so moving them in and out isn't easy.

Entries are in for Max's first show.  Now, IF I could only get him to stand still for an exam!