#1 .... I am under Dr's care for IV antibiotics daily at 11:00 and have a shunt in my left hand. I poked myself in the right pinkie and it got infected badly with a lotof pus and swelling. I had 4 sleepless nights until the antibiotics kicked in. They are being aggressive hoping to not have to cut off the finger. It is an annoyance wandering around with two bandaged hands and not being able to shower clean the house properly. I can't go to any parties either. I haven't been out for my walks as I seem to use up too much of the day with medical 'stuff' - I am being polite there. The left hand is bandaged to protect the IV shunt they left in and the right hand has the wound so needs drainage pads and protection. I managed a shower today by putting my hands in bags and taping my wrists.
Now my hair is clean. I wonder what I am supposed to learn from all this? It annoys me to not be able to crochet as I can't watch TV, even the news, and just sit doing nothing. My brother sent me some current DVDs most of which I have enjoyed, more so than the mindless drivel on TV anyhow. "The Words" and "The Promised Land" were thought-provoking. I went to church Sunday morning before going to the hospital but wore a big black wool poncho cape to hide the bandages and help to avoid questions. When folk do ask, I put up my dukes and make boxing moves and ask, "Wanna fight?"
#2......Then our renter who was doing a 'rent-to-buy' said he is buying a different house that has more room. I think he may be annoyed as we didn't accept his offer which was $20,000 below our rock bottom price. We don't want to give it away. But we really do want to get rid of the responsibility of a home. We said we would wait until the tax assessments came in to counter-offer in the Spring. So here we go again looking for a renter. I think we will list it with real estate and just get rid of it. But I don't want it empty in the winter and don't want to move back in. We are happy in this wee retirement suite. The RV hasn't sold so we are storing it for the winter up at a friend's acreage.
#3 .... Our pickup is starting to have problems too but we can't get a new one until either the house or RV sells. The clutch went and that cost $1000. That was whammie #3. However I am upbeat and trusting it will all fall into place.
We are supposed to be going to ON on Dec 10. until the 29th. It has been over a year since we have seen the grand-daughters.