Since there were no errands being run, the hex order did not get shipped, groceries were not topped off, etc. I was thankful that we had sufficient fuel for heat. Tractor Guy carried the car battery to the garage and put it on a charge.
Fortunately, by the time Monday rolled around and another attempt at meds and errands could be made, the old battery had picked up enough juice to go, but not trusting it, the plan was to allow the car to run while picking up the prescription and posting the hex and other mail, and then to hit Sams Club where both the prescription and a replacement battery were on the list.
The gremlins from earlier in the weekend were not done with us, though. The doctor's office was closed, due to an oil spill in the back room! After he spent about an hour calling anyone and everyone who might have by any stretch of the imagination been able to help, Tractor Guy was finally connected to an RN in the emergency room of the country hospital with which the local doctor's office is associated. We are not sure what she did or said or to whom, but it was not long after when we received a call from the office that someone was there who could hand off the prescription.
Fortunately the week did improve some after that!
The weather gods even granted us a week of very little snow --
My home health care folks are gradually abandoning me for lack of need of their services on my part. I am no longer seeing the nurse, the occupational therapist -- who finally got here -- found that I had life pretty well figured out. The physical therapist gave me cane lessons, as I have been walking about without the walker, mostly in fairly confined areas. It is nice to be able to use the cane when going to the bathroom during the day; the geometry of the small hall, narrow door and bathroom has meant I had to get creative using the walker. The cane is just easier and I am close to abandoning the walker except for early morning or evening.
I have started painting on the 4 foot Abundance/Prosperity/SmoothSailing hex sign and though I appreciate having the tall stool to perch on while painting the tulip and wheat motifs around the border, I have no problem standing and reaching to paint the central star. I also have a small indoor prosperity sign underway, and am looking forward to getting out to the garage wood shop very soon to cut the next two large sign blanks. With any luck Tractor Guy will bring home my next sheet of 3/4 plywood tomorrow. I have asked him to cut it into halves -- they don't have to be exact halves because we know I will be cutting only one 4' sign; the customer ordered a 3' one as well.
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