Hoo-boy! For a while there I didn't think I was going to be able to make myself do a Thankful Thursday post. Me...the queen of the mile-long thankful lists. I was feeling pretty darn un-thankful this morning. I can say that I'm thankful to be feeling more thankful now. And that would be thankful #1 for this week.
But let me tell you how things are going. Or rather, were going.
has had an appointment for later this month with our PCP and needed to get blood work done. Since he's been feeling so bad lately, I've been pushing him to go get it done so if anything is wrong, maybe they'd see him sooner. He finally went and got it done last Friday. The office called him yesterday and asked him to come in today to "discuss test results." Uh-oh. He told them he absolutely couldn't today, but he could on Friday.
You all know how bad Tim is about keeping what they tell him at the doctor's office straight and about sharing it with me. (I don't think he likes to tell me because then he can live in denial.) With Covid-19 still all the rage, you can't go into the exam room with anyone. When it's something bad enough that you need an immediate discussion with the doctor, I want to be there! So, when I called this morning about my own appointment (also tomorrow) I asked if there was any way I could be with Tim and they said sure! That's another thankful!
Then Tim called me at 7:00 this morning to ask if I'd opened the refrigerator yet. I hadn't. Why? Oh, because when he got up he'd found that everything in the freezer side was thawed out and nothing in the refrigerator side was cold.
I spent the first half of my morning trying to find someone who does appliance repairs. Do you have any idea how few there are? I called every number I came across or was given and the responses across the board were either: No answer and no way to leave a message; out of business; not taking new clients; we don't fix that brand; we don't service your area; or we'll get back to you...and as of yet, no one has.
Soooo....Tim and I discussed it and decided I should just go buy a new, but plain, old, no bells or whistles refrigerator for now. He'd pick it up on the way home from work. We can put the other one in the shed until we can at least find someone to tell us if it is fixable for less than a new one costs.
Good plan, right?
Wronggggg. I spent the second half of my morning racing from our local Lowe's to Best Buy, to Home Depot, to a couple of local places. Our Lowe's only had high end refrigerators on hand. Best Buy said it would take at least a week to order one in. Home Depot didn't have anything in stock and said it would take 14 business days to get one in. The local places had nothing. I was pretty much being resigned to having to spend more than I wanted to when I decided to stop at another Lowe's. They had what I wanted! In the store!
Tim will be coming home with a refrigerator after all. That's thankful #3!
And the other things I'm thankful for...
** Our garbage goes in the morning. Perfect timing since I have all that food to toss.
** Mom is doing great with her rehab and even goes with out the cane for short bits now.
** Our doctor's office moved my appointment tomorrow to the time slot right after Tim's appointment.
** My physical is the last hoop I have to jump through before I can turn everything in and start training for the new job.
** Colton is loving school and doing very well. We just have to work on his fine motor skills.
** Finding out about Childhood Emotional Neglect. I'm not looking for anyone to blame or anything to excuse things I do or don't do, but it's really interesting and good to have the insight into why I feel and react about some things the way I do. And to, hopefully, change going forward. It's pretty interesting stuff and relatively new...Google it. I'm reading a book by the woman who named it. Jonice Webb, PhD.
** Trying something new with the diet doctor. Maybe. It depends on whether or not our insurance will cover enough of it or any of it.
** God's love, mercy and grace and everything he has been teaching me lately.
** Every one of you!
That's it for this week. I have some more clearing out and moving around to do before Tim gets here with the refrigerator.
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