Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday and Breakfast Out

This is my regular day to eat breakfast at Sirloin Stockade with Bob. He will be by in about 45 minutes to pick me up.

The hearing aid died this morning. I have been trying it out since Tuesday and I did hear a lot better with it but it was like wrestling a bear to get it seated.  I figured it was the battery since it worked fine when I started trying to get it in.  I got it in finally but by then it was dead. I changed out the battery but that didn't help. It's still dead. I can't do anything about it until Monday at 8:30 when Stan opens again.

I awoke at 2:30 and realized I wasn't going to be able to get back to sleep. I was wide awake. Finally, an hour later I got up and took a Melatonin tablet.  Then I did get a little more sleep. I got up at 5:30 and made the bed and dressed.

After I got my make up on, I tried to get that hearing aid in my ear.  Stan had an awful time getting it in too. He changed out the head twice. He said I had a small irregular opening to my ear. Every day I've had it, it has taken me a long time to get it in. Now it's not working at all.  Drat!

Missy and I are outside on the car port now. She loves to come out here but she's determined to wander.  I can't let her do that. She is too old to fight and would get hurt again. But it's a battle of the wills nearly every morning. I have the advantage. I can put her back in the apartment if she gets to be too much trouble. She knows that but she tries anyhow.

My right hand has been sore for days now. I try not to take Aleve very often cause it can cause bleeding and even liver damage. But it usually works and the inflammation clears up for awhile.

The mosquitoes are bad out here this morning. I should get some Deet.

I'm not sure what I will do this morning after breakfast.  I usually don't cook on Saturday and Sunday we are going to take the Rowdens with us and go over to the campgrounds for church and dinner.

More later...I have to chase Missy down again. Darn cat!

I got her back in just before Bob came to take us to breakfast. While we were in the restaurant, it began raining big time. He got me home before I was able to get soaked. I believe it's clearing now and the sun is coming out. Yes, this is Kansas. We never know from one moment to another what to expect of our weather.It can change on a dime.

I called Stan's office and got his answering machine.  I left a message on it for him for Monday about my problem with the hearing aid. .

I was very bored and so I went to Bartlesville to shop. On my way down there, Stan called me back. He has stopped in his office and checked the answering machine. He thinks the problem may be a little plug of ear wax in the end of the part that goes into the ear. I told him I used the little brush and tried to clean it out and even changed the batteries.  But he said I should really scrub on it with a towel or something rough. I told him I would try that when I got home later this afternoon.  Sure enough! That was the problem! It works fine now.

I had put some of my older clothes in a box to donate to the Presbyterian church and I have some more that are too large that I will continue to get things together for them. I have always been a medium in a t-shirt but now I am a small.  I have been a ten in jeans but at Christopher and Banks, I am a six. I bought one new t-shirt type shirt in small and a pair of white jean type crops. I get most of my clothes at Christopher and Banks. They carry a more conservative line of clothing and this 80 year old doesn't want to look like she's trying to look like a teeny bopper.

More later...

I got back home shortly after noon and spent some time cleaning my laptop computer screen. Bob came over to open his gift. It came in the mail today. It was the shoe bag he wanted to hang over his bedroom door to get his shoes off the closet floor.

After he left, I got ready for bed. I am really tired after such a restless night last night. If there is anything on TV I will try to watch until 9:00. If I go to bed any earlier, I don't sleep well.


Sue said...

Perhaps this might help. My hearing aides are the kind with a small plug that goes in the ear and a wire going to the unit that slides behind my ear. It is light weight, nearly invisible and easy to put in. When I put in new batteries I have to let the battery air for a minute or more before inserting it. I use only Ray-O-Vac batteries. They last much longer.

Also, it sounds like you have arthritis in your hands. Regular doses of pain killers might help relieve some of the pain.

I am ten years younger than you and admire how much you are able to do.


Sister--Three said...

I think you should pass on that hearing aid. It does not seem reliable and the batteries are short lived!

Margie's Musings said...

Sue, thank you so much! I used a towel to really wipe hard on the end of the hearing aid and closed the battery door again and it works! I contacted Stan's answering machine this morning and left him a message about it. He called me back while I was in Bartlesville later this morning and told me it was probably plugged up with a little ear wax. And to work it over with a cloth and he was right. My hearing aid must be just about like yours. It's called a ReSound.

Sister-Three, I'm going to give it another try. It really does help. I just need to learn to put it in the canal.

Gals, thanks for all the advice.

marlu said...

I have some hearing loss and my son says I would have better quality of life, perhaps, if I got a hearing aid. My doctor says the don't work (!) So I guess I'll just accuse everybody of mumbling....Glad you are having good luck with yours now.