Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday and a Trip to Springfield to Conference

I slept well last night and got up shortly before 5:00AM to get myself ready for the day and finish packing for our overnight at Springfield, Missouri, for the Mission Center Conference. I am to be out at Leslie's at 10:00AM this morning. I will leave my car in her garage. She has a 9:00AM meeting tomorrow morning before the conference starts. We won't be back until later Saturday afternoon.

I have had my oatmeal and coffee and fed the cats... Two yellow ones, one the father of the other, ...came and one gray kitten came and ate. They will miss my food this evening and tomorrow morning since I will be gone. I am all packed. I hope I haven't forgotten anything. I always make a list but I may have missed putting something on the list. This time I had to add the two by two gauze patches and the fungicide and tape. After my bath, I always have to add the fungicide and the bandage and tape it in place and then wear a sock over it so I won't lose the bandage in the night.

I am waiting to see the CBS news that comes on at 8:00AM.

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I spent the rest of the morning until 9:30 puttering around. Then I left and went out to Leslie and John's and left my car in their garage. Leslie and I left for Joplin where we were going to have lunch at  cracker barrel.

Then we left for Springfield. We are to have dinner with the Mission Center group. Afterward we went over to the church and set up chairs and tables for 80 people for the Mission Center Conference tomorrow. After that, we went to our Hotel and got ready for bed. We were very tired after our trip and the evening's work.

No more until I get back on Saturday evening.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday and Laundry and Cleaning

I slept better last night, thank goodness! I got up at 5:30AM and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I started my laundry early.

About 9:00AM, Nancy called and wanted to go to breakfast so I went with her and ate breakfast. All I had had about 5:30AM was a small bowl of oatmeal so I was ready to have something more. She bought! I left the tip.

I went to Dollar General after I took her home and bought cat food.  Then I came back home and washed my bare floors and got ready to vacuum. I will do that in a little while.

John texted me a day or so ago and told me he had bought another puppy. He named her Echo and she is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Blue Heeler.....a Texas Heeler. She will produce Cowgirl Corgis when mated with Hoover, their male Corgi. Right now she is only 8 weeks old so it will be awhile. It will be next fall before she is mature enough to go into heat. Her puppies will also be called Texas Cowboy Corgis.

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Keith called this evening and visited with me again.  If they can work it out, they may go to Scott and Ginger's for Christmas too. He and Scott have discussed it.

I went to Nancy's this evening for a little while and  took her the write up for the day tour of Topeka on December 3rd. David's sister in law had called this evening though and wants her to go to David's at Christmas. She does not want to go. She is unsure of herself when flying.

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I took my bath at 7:00PM and watched another episode of "Murder She Wrote"  before going on to bed at 9:00PM. I was very tired.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday and Breakfast With Bob and Hair Appointment

I slept fitfully last night. I finally got up about 5:30AM and dressed and fixed myself some coffee and oatmeal. At 6:30AM, I left for Coffeyville to pick up Bob. He is going to buy breakfast this time. Afterward I will go out to Woodshed and buy gas. It is still $2.19 a gallon. Then I will go to my hair appointment at 9:30AM. I will make some more copies of the class challenge for the class of 1953. I am sending out eight more today. I am keeping track of my expenses since the Coffeyville ReAwakening group is going to repay my expense. So far I have spent $95.13 on this project. When I finish the last group, I will submit my expense record.

I went out to church to assemble the packets and address the Manila envelopes.  Then when I got back to Caney I stopped at the Caney post office and  mailed off those I had prepared.

I need to eat lunch yet. There were no game days today. On the second Tuesday of the month, they play Bingo at the senior center but I don't make an extra trip over there if I don't have to.

Now I am going to eat something for  lunch.

I ate a Walmart singles dinner for my lunch and half way through the afternoon I went out to Sonic and had a banana milk shake.

I watched the local news and they are forecasting rain for this evening and all night and tomorrow too. So about 5:00PM, I went out and mowed the front yard. It had been since last Friday since the front was mowed and there were a lot of leaves on it too. So I went out and mowed it in about twenty minutes. It looks so much better now. The back still looks fine and Nalani mowed the west side last night. I must have done the front just in time because now it is beginning to rain. It's 5:25PM now and I will watch the news and then take a bath around 7:00PM and try to get to bed about 9:00PM.  I slept fitfully last night. Hopefully tonight will be better.

I will clean the apartment tomorrow and do laundry too. Then I will need to pack for the Friday and Saturday since Leslie and I will be in Springfield for the Mission Center Conference.

I took my bath and bandaged dressed my toe again about 7:30PM...after I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime.  There is nothing I am interested in watching on regular TV anymore except "Bull" and "Dateline" and "20/20". It's hardly worth $109.00 a month...that's for sure.

I will plan to go to bed about  9:00PM/ I hope to sleep better tonight.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday and a Trip Back to Independence

I slept well last night. I have had my oatmeal and coffee and got myself ready for the day and then fed the cats. The little yellow one and the mama cat were waiting for me to refill the dishes.

I baked my cake for next week this morning and will take it to Bob tomorrow when I am in Coffeyville and he can put it in his freezer at home. That will keep him from having to stop at the church next week.

I checked my bank account again and found the K-Wash had still charged me $10.00 for the $4.00 car wash so I decided to go back up to Independence and try to get a refund. They had no listed telephone number.

So I made another trip to Independence 22 miles up there and 22 miles back. For nothing. The girl who works there said it was a"security"issue and tomorrow the charge would be $4.00. I looked today, 24 hours after the car wash, and they still had $10.00 charged to me for the car wash. At least now she gave me their number so I can call them if they don't refund my $6.00. I definitely will not use that car wash again. That's outrageous! What is is that a car wash needs to charge $10.00 for an ordinary express $4.00 car wash?

Anyhow, on the way back home, I stopped at the kids' and saw the puppies again. They are so cute! And again, I forgot to take some photos of them.

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Now I am charged just $4.00 for the car wash. They refunded the $6.00 charge.

Now I ate the rest of my cashew chicken from Sunday for my lunch. Then at 2:00PM or so, I went out and mowed the back yard.  I will ask Krystal if she will get one of her daughters to mow the west yard for $10.00. That's the largest area. I did the front last weekend and the back this afternoon.

I addressed some more manila envelopes for classmates this afternoon too. I will need to make some more copies tomorrow morning after I get my hair done. I will need to go to Dollar General and get some more folders too and I will need some more manila envelopes before next week. Then when I get back to Caney, I will need to get them in the mail.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday and a Doctor's Appointment

l slept well but woke up with a stiff neck. I must have slept crooked.

I dressed and took a couple of Aleve and it is getting better now.  I have had my oatmeal and coffee and checked my checkbook against the bank web site. I  am .02 off somewhere. I will find it eventually.

I am to see the podiatrist in Independence at 10:00AM this morning so I will leave Caney about 9:25AM.  If everything looks good to him I should be able to start taking a full bath and get my right foot wet again. I am ready! Getting out of the tub with one leg hanging over the side creates a big struggle. :) I am a little old for that. Luckily, I have not broken my neck this past week.

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Mama cat is guarding the cat food against her own kittens. Tsk! Tsk!

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I got up to Independence about 9:45AM ans went by a car wash and washed my car. Then I got to the doctor's office at 10:00AM and got in immediately. He came in about five minutes later and took a look at my toe. He said it was healing wonderfully. I was out of there in 15 minutes. I have another appointment in six months On April 6th at 10:00AM. If the toenail is coming right along, we will talk about redoing the left foot with the failed bunion surgery and the turned in big toe.

I got back home about 10:30AM. It's a beautiful day and I might go to Bartlesville just for something different to do. The apartment is clean and the yard looks fine. The laundry is done too.

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I decided not to go to Bartlesville  after all. I got as far as the highway and turned around. I had just been there with Leslie last Friday.

Instead I came home and spent a couple of hours on the phone with Medicare trying to decide whether to sign up for Medicare Advantage. They have a plan called Avantra Freedom PPO through Aetna that sounds pretty good! No premium and no deductible. It includes vision and 50% on the dental. The dental will pay 50% of the bill for restorations, extractions and dental surgery.

On the vision, there is no copay for the exam, frames, or contacts.

Any psychiatric care is paid 100%.

Skilled nursing is paid the first 20 days and after that they pay $167.00 per day 

The primary care doctor must be in their plan and agree to accept the 80% payment the plan would pay plus $5.00 per visit from the patient. You can't have a supplement and have this plan. It would enable me to cancel my supplement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and save the $289. a month I pay for that.  I would have to pay $73.59 per month as a penalty for not signing up for prescription drug coverage when I took social security and medicare in 2000.

I am thinking it over. I couldn't sign up for it until October 15th anyhow.

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I had a terrible shock this evening. I checked my checking account online and found that the $4.00 car wash I got in Independence this morning cost me $10.00. I'm going to go back up there tomorrow and tell them about it and see if they will give me a $6.00 refund. I was supposed to have been charged for the express car wash ($4.00) and that is certainly what it said and what I got.

I am trying to stay up to watch "Bull" this evening but that is 45 minutes away so I may just record it and watch it in the morning.  I have had my bath and am in my pjs already. It was certainly nice to be able to have a full bath this evening with my right foot in the tub getting washed,.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sunday and More Rain

I slept well last night and was up at 5:00AM. I dressed and go myself ready for the day then got the coffeecake ready for baking first and then ate my oatmeal. It was pouring down rain but two of the  cats braved the rain to eat cat food. I went out and refilled their bowls.

The coffeecake is out of the oven and iced and I am ready to leave for church pretty soon. It is almost 8:00AM now. I will need to get the coffeecake in and also the groceries I have to bring for the food basket. They are perishable so I will need to put them in the frig there. Leann will pick them up and distribute them.

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Considering the weather, we had a pretty nice sized congregation at church.  I only have one piece of coffeecake left and I will give it to Nancy later today.

Karan and Bob and I went to Great China for lunch after church. We all had a nice lunch there and all of us even brought some home for another meal.

When I got home I got several newsletters done and out on the mailbox to be picked up tomorrow by the mailman. It is 3:15PM now and I have been busy ever since I got home.

I want to watch "Bull" this afternoon. I missed it last night because of the football game but I recorded it so I can make it up.

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I watched "Bull" and then watched  60  Minutes then took my bath and dressed my toe with a clean dressing. I am listening to Kenny Rogers  music on the Echo now. In a bit, I will  watch another episode of "Murder She Wrote".  Then I will go on to bed.

I used the blueberries  and made up a smoothie. I drank one glass of it and covered the second glass with Saran and will save it for tomorrow. They are very good and very good for us. I use a cup of  blueberries, 1 cup of Greek yogurt and 3/4 cup of 2% milk, 2T sugar, 1/2 t. of vanilla extract, 1/8 t of nutmeg. I put all that in a blender and blend it. It makes 2 big glasses. I drink one and cover the second one and refrigerate it.

The cats are back having their supper now. I will need to cover the twin dish or the snails will get into their food. I don't know how to get rid of the snails except to cover their dish.

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I watched "Murder She Wrote" and then went on to bed about 9:45PM.