Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Warm Wednesday

It's kind of warm today after cooling down the past two weeks. I fixed meatloaf for lunch and friend potatoes and broccoli and Bob still had some salad. Then I fixed banana pudding and we had some snicker-doodle cookies for dessert.

I got the house cleaned yesterday and did the laundry the day before so I really have little to do today except work on a letter and a postcard about the class mini reunion we are thinking of having next year.  I will to the post office and buy 80 postcards after Bobby comes to pick up his supper.  Bob's car is in the shop and it should be finished this evening. He is lost without his car.

We did go to exercise class this morning.  And after dinner we took Missy out on the carport for awhile. She is back in now.

I will read the Reader's Digest this afternoon.

More later....

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday and Cakes again.



I have dinner ready already. It just needs to go into the microwave for five minutes.  It’s a tuna noodle casserole.  Bob will bring a salad. We will have canned fruit for dessert.

I will take the cakes up to Independence at 9:00 this morning. Phyllis brought me one she bought last evening. She had just got in from Kansas City and didn't have time to bake one.  I baked mine last night and frosted it this morning and Bob says he has his ready too. Karan and Bobby brought one over last evening.  So I have four. Then Cathy is going to do my color and cut this morning at 10:00.  Then I will look for a Coffeyville person to do it. I will try Leslie's Toni. Carol, my regular and long time beautician, has had to give up her shop since she has been ill.  I hate that. She was always able to make my thinning hair look so much better. But her health is very important so this is for the best. 

I want to drop over to the hospital this morning  to check on Leslie before I leave for Independence.

And I still have not heard anything from the hospital about a position for the SER Corporation.  Maybe Doug will call this morning while I am gone. 

More later....

My daughter turned out to have a gall stone. They are planning to take her gall bladder out in two weeks. I hope she doesn't have another problem in the meantime.  That's the latest news.

My dinner was good and I sent some of it home with Bobby too. I made snickerdoodle cookies this afternoon from a yellow cake mix. That's sure  easy and good! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Again

I never found time yesterday to post. I'll try to catch up today.

Bob and I went to Great China for lunch Sunday after church and then came home and I got my letters done and worked some on next week's sermon.  That evening I went to Living the Questions group at Keith and Joyce's home.  In two weeks we will go to Richard and Mona's for the next meeting.  After I came home last night I found that "The Roosevelt's" was being rebroadcast on PBS from 9:00 until 11:00. I stayed up to watch it.

I enjoyed Bobby's class reunion Saturday and ended up even going to Southern Supper Club that evening.  Phyllis wants me to to think about having a mini reunion next year. I am mulling it over. The trouble is..the only real help I get is from John and Larry. Everyone else comes to the meetings but when the time comes to get things done, it's just me with some help from John and Larry. I am also thinking about putting together a booklet listing all the classmates I have addresses and information for and a page for those who are deceased.  There seems to be some interest in that.

Today I hope to hear from the hospital about an assignment for SER.  I heard from Doug there on Friday and he is waiting for word from Aime before scheduling an interview for me.

Bob came over last evening. He has not been able to send or receive e-mail for a month. I tried to fix that program but was unsuccessful.  I am waiting to hear from Keith about walking me through it now. I am unfamiliar with Windows 8 and tried to look up the instructions on how to delete the mail account and then  reinstall it. It was Greek to me.

More later....

I got Bob's computer working again and he now has his e-mail too.


This morning about 9:30, Leslie called me from the emergency room. She was in a great deal of chest pain and they were working to see what was causing the pain. I rushed over there.  She could barely breathe.  She was also nauseated.  They did an EKG which was normal and a bunch of other tests.

They suspected the heart but all her tests came out fine. However, they could not seem to get her out of pain. Finally they gave her a couple of shots of morphine and after about thirty minutes, she became pain free. But the doctor wanted her to stay overnight in the hospital because women often have very strange symptoms with heart attack. They put her in room 232 for an overnight stay.

About 3:00 I took her a milkshake since  the hospital food was uneatable. That made her nauseated again and she gave it to John. He had come at 3:00 as I was leaving to get her milkshake. I stayed with her until 4:00 and when her pain did not return, I came on home.

We won’t know anything else until her blood work comes back.

It’s just a mystery.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Busy Saturday

This will be a busy Saturday. Bob and I went to breakfast at 7:00 at Eggberts. Now I am home but at 10:00 we are going to the car show at Tyro. Then when we get home I am going with Bobby and Karan to the 60th reunion of Bobby's class.  My class has been invited too so I will go.

This evening I may or may not go to their dinner at Southern Supper Club. I will see how hungry I am by then. I had  a large breakfast and will try to order something light at noon just in case.

I need to run the sweeper today. It's been awhile. Also I can do some more laundry if I have time.

More later...

I  went with Bob over to the car show at Tyro at 10:00 this morning. I did get my vacuuming done just before that though. Now I am waiting for Bobby and Karan to come get me for the reunion.

I will finish my cleaning tomorrow afternoon. I have the bathroom and kitchen floors to do and the dusting. Otherwise, the place is neat.

More even later....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bartlesville Friday

I will go to Bartlesville this morning to get my oil changed in my car.  They will want to do some other stuff too but I will wait until later in the fall to have my tires rotated. Maybe by then I will be working again.

I worked over my budget last evening and there is no way it balances. That can't be helped though until Aime finds another work site for me.  There isn't much I can eliminate.  I am thinking of giving up the TV. There isn't much on TV that I enjoy anymore and the dozens of commercials get muted.  So many of them are completely ignorant and appeal only to the ignorant among us. I would keep the internet. It's $29.95 and I can get the news there and from the radio. We get no local news on TV anyhow or even any Kansas news. Tulsa Oklahoma has the only reception Cox gets. And we are in southeast Kansas. Eliminating the TV would save me $38.00 a month.

While in Bartlesville, if it takes awhile to get the car finished, we will eat there. 

Change of plans:

Honda informed me my car's oil is only 50%  ready for a change.  I asked them to check out that fluid I have been losing under my car. The mechanic came back and told me there was a problem.  The block was cracked and it was a blue oil from the compressor leaking. I about fainted. The mechanic said the warranty had been extended to 120,000 miles because they discovered some of the 2008 motor blocks were cracking.  My car only has 55, 960 miles on it so it's completely covered.  In fact they sent me home in their 2013 Honda Accord.  The leak was bad enough they wanted to keep it there.

CRMC (Coffeyville Regional Medical Center) called while I was there and they wanted my resume' so I e-mailed it to them when I got home. If I understand correctly,  it is a position for someone to guide people through the computer to their portal to see their health care records. It would be 20 hours a week. Doug, the man who called me, will contact Aime before they schedule me an interview. We will see what happens now.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No Work Thursday

I'm out of work until Aime can find another qualified site for me to work.  I am to get my oil changed on my Honda tomorrow.  So I hope to get my resume' to the hospital this morning.

I didn't sleep well last night.I woke up before midnight and could not get back to sleep. I finally got up and read for a couple of hours and then was able to go back to bed and get back to sleep.

I have thawed chicken tenders for lunch today. We will have mashed potatoes and gravy and a veggie with that. Bob will bring a salad.  I have my cookies for dessert. I sent the cake home with Denise.  I may get some canned fruit to go with the cookies.

More later...

The hospital auxiliary supervisor called me back but did not want a paid person among his volunteers. He was going to pass my number on to another person and have them call me about a position. That person never called.  So...I am still in limbo.

I did take a short nap this afternoon. I lost a couple of hours sleep in the middle of the night last night.  Today, since I stayed home waiting for that phone call, I finished my book.

I am taking my car in down to the Honda agency in Bartlesville to get the oil changed in the morning.  I will wait until later to get the tires rotated though......closer to winter.  Bob is going with me. He has tried to check out his doctor's appointment down there twice and that office never calls him back.  He will run by their office and see what day and time it is.  The date and day they told him didn't match up on the calendar.

Dinner was fine. We had some of Bob's ice cream and two cookies for dessert.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another Short Workday Wednesday

This is another of my short workdays. I will have to go over to Braums and get some milk and yogurt today. I have yogurt for lunch.

We will take Denise and Dee out for dinner tonight for Denise's birthday. I am baking the birthday cake right now.  I will ice it after it cools. We will bring them back here for ice cream and cake after dinner.

I will contact Aime again today if possible and see what kind of  luck she's had finding me another location. I am still working alone at the museum. That is against their regulations and could cost Aime's office a $10,000 fine. Aime has e-mailed Wendy that rule but so far, nothing has changed.

More later....


Today, I discussed with Wendy that Aime had told me of the need for direct supervision for me in the program.  Wendy said she had submitted a quarterly form that plainly said the employee only had one hour a week of supervision. I assumed Wendy has read the e-mail Aime had sent to her.

I told Wendy I was probably telling her something she already knew.... that Aime had e-mailed her about that need last week but Wendy hates the computer and the only time she reads her e-mail is if someone calls her to tell her she has e-mail. I told Wendy the site there in Chanute could  have been fined $10,000 if Dallas had learned that the museum had no regular direct supervision of the SER program. She immediately had me make out a leave of absence form and fax it to Aime's office. So at least temporarily, I am out of a job.

I went by the hospital to see Bob Vanderhoof about the auxiliary position and he was gone for the day. However he will be back tomorrow and they will call me when he comes in and I will take my resume in to give to him.

So I came home and told Bob about it and we went to lunch at Sirloin Stockade. Tonight we will take Denise and Dee out to dinner for Denise's birthday.