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There is not a whole lot of news. I had to go back and see the Doctor on Friday and have another test. My EKG was fine, but I am still having some skipped heart beats. He wants me to remain on this dosage for another week, and if this doesn’t solve the skipping problem, he will put me on an additional heart med. The test on my neck didn’t really show anything, just some slight build-up in my right side, but the tech said it was nothing that would require surgery or meds. A bit of good news for a change. I am supposed to let my daughter know next Tuesday, she is also my nurse, if I think I need additional meds or if it is ok. If it is ok, I don’t go back till July 6th. The blood test for Coumadin will continue for a while though.
Since we know we will be here all summer, we are trying to make our home a little more homey. I bought a couple of green plants, and Donnie planted a couple of tomatoes in pots today. Some of you asked for pictures, so I will add this one collage. Keep in mind that this is a mobile home park, not an RV Park, and from what we have heard around town, she usually only rents spaces for permanent, leased spots, but I talked to her in person, and explained what was going on, and she agreed to let us have a spot. We do feel fortunate, and are very happy just to have a spot.
The pictures above show Donnie planting his baby tomatoes, our patio, a couple of plants I bought, and our surrounding area. Bottom right, way in the back is the graveyard where Donnie’s parents are buried. The tomatoes, BTW, are Brandywine, a very old heirloom, Amish variety. We grew a lot of them at our house in the country.
We also bought a new mattress for our bed. A pillow-top. I hope we don’t regret this. We both have back trouble sometimes and usually sleep on a firm mattress, but have wanted to try one of these for a while, so we shall see. Bless my little brother’s heart. He and my best Buddy pulled up when we got home with it, and Herbie helped Donnie get the old one out, and the new one in. We took the old one to my daughter’s house for one of her spare rooms.
We also finally got in contact with the man that is going to lay our new floor. He is going to find out from his distributor if laminate will work in here, or if we need vinyl. I really don’t care which, I just want something easy to keep clean and neat.
One other thing I want to see about while we are here, is getting our dinning room chairs recovered, or getting new ones. There really isn’t anything wrong with the structure part of the chairs, but the material on them has really started to wear. I had some of my chairs, out in the country redone, and the people that did it are still in business so that is where I will go to get it done.
We also got Donnie’s TV all hooked-up and my internet is lightening speed now. All of this doesn’t come cheap, but worth it to us.
We ran into my oldest brother, Joe and his wife, Boots today while we were looking for some new dog toys. They have a little Maltese, so know all about the dog toys. We have agreed to go to their house on Tuesday evening for dinner and games. It should be fun. They love Mexican Train also.
Forgot to mention that the Doctor also told me about something to get for my sinuses. It is called a Neti Pot. REALLY??? He says they really work, and he thinks it will help me with my allergies. He really doesn’t want me on any kind of sinus meds. right now. I found one of them, but haven’t tried it yet. I will let you know if it works.
Isn’t that the weirdest thing? I just crack-up every time I look at it, but if it works :))))
We did go to Red Lobster for lunch on Friday. I had a coupon, and I love their shrimp salad and soup lunch. I had the best potato soup with my salad, and Donnie had chicken. It was all good, but their garlic biscuits are the best.
I am getting all kinds of birds at my feeders again. I think this always makes you feel warm and at home.
Later… Stay safe..