Day 3, Making a List

Off and on during the night, I checked the temperature on the other side of my bedroom wall. The lowest it got when I was monitoring it was 8.8 degrees. Pushing min/max says it got down to 8.2 which is less but cold is cold is cold. Too cold for the water to suddenly thaw and wake me from a deep sleep. Currently, it’s 24 so there’s no danger tonight, either.

Earlier today, I was thinking of the things I would do when the water comes back on. Here’s what I came up with:

When I have running water, I’ll

  1. Praise the Lord!
  2. Thank (and reward) any person(s) responsible
  3. Flush the commodes
  4. Change Twinkle’s water
  5. Brush my teeth without carrying water with me
  6. Take a long hot bath
  7. Run the distiller
  8. Do laundry
  9. Run the dishwasher
  10. Clean the vaporizer
  11. Fill the vaporizer
  12. Fix something to eat that makes a mess
  13. Clean up said mess (with water!!)
  14. Wash my hands whenever I want even if they don’t need it
  15. Take another bath if I feel like it

It doesn’t hurt to dream, does it?

I kept thinking I heard noises under the house today. Maybe it was ice breaking loose? Maybe it was an animal. I don’t know. Maybe I was just hearing things.

My cousin was doing better today when I called but she still sounds a bit clogged up. She insisted she wasn’t.

A bit after 11 o’clock, I called the clinic. I guess they were swamped because I was put on hold forever. When my call was answered, I spoke to someone who advised me that I should have gotten my request in sooner so I wouldn’t run out of my thyroid med. I told her it had been faxed Sunday. Oh, but they hadn’t seen it. I gritted my teeth and said that it was probably in the stack of stuff they had when they got in this morning. She assured me it would be put on my doctor’s desk the minute it was found.

I went about my business and did a few things around the house. At 3 o’clock, I rebounded and then drank a carton of coconut water.

Calling the pharmacy, I punched in the numbers on my prescription and got the message that the pharmacist wished to speak with me. That meant my prescription wasn’t there.

I called the clinic and was put on hold again. When my call was answered (by the next available operator?) I was told the request still hadn’t been found. I said I would have gotten it in last week but I knew my doctor was out of town so I did it Sunday. That way it would be there Monday morning. I explained once again that I have one dose left and I really REALLY need to get it filled. I get a 90 day supply and this time, I wanted two or three refills so this wouldn’t happen again. But it’s a 90 day supply. Yes, it is but I want to be able to have it refilled without it having to be authorized. She took down the pharmacy (at least I think that’s what she was doing—at that point, I couldn’t be sure) and my dosage and promised she would put it on my doctor’s desk. Once again, I stressed I am down to one caplet. Anyone who takes thyroid meds knows it’s critical not to miss a dose.

The lessons have taken up part of my day. I’ve stared at the computer screen until my eyes are burning.

The Cavalry’s wife called this evening and said her husband would be here in the morning “about 8 o’clock”. I don’t know if that’s 8 EST or CST and I didn’t think about it then. She thinks the problem may be at the meter and that might be it. I can’t do anything about it if it is. I don’t have a hairdryer with a cord long enough to reach almost to the road where the meter lives.

I’m trying to stay positive but it isn’t easy. One bright spot—I walked to the mailbox and my order from ebay was there. I’ve been needing a folder for my driver license, insurance card, credit card, etc., etc. The one I’ve been using was falling apart. Doctors’ offices used to hand them out and we had some at the hospital many years ago. Not any more, though. I’d ask wherever there might be a possibility but always came up empty. This one was $1.89 with free shipping. A little steep but now I have one that isn’t ragged.

Twinkle just went into the kitchen to eat (I hope). She hasn’t had as much of an appetite today. Her drinking water supply is getting low. I don’t mind sharing with her but I wish she wouldn’t drop bits of food in and contaminate it.

Genese hasn’t played since I whammed her with that 77k word. Maybe she doesn’t like losing?

2 Responses to Day 3, Making a List

  1. Lila January 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I hope tomorrow is the day you get to do all those things on your list!

    • Tommie January 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      It’s been crazy today. I haven’t gotten them all done—yet.

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