Of course, you all know the way my luck runs. The first thing we found out is that there is no shutoff valve on the kitchen sink, and the plumber can’t get here until tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the general contractor has removed the toilet (which did have a shutoff – go figure). Thank heavens we have a half-bath upstairs.
Despite a number of recent family medical events (including my eye infection, more on that later), I managed to go yesterday to Home Depot to buy the new vanity, medicine cabinet and lights. I can only hope they’ll all fit. Well, the vanity will, anyway. I bought the smallest they had because it’s a small bathroom, and the next larger size wouldn’t fit in the back of my SUV without putting down the back seat- which I can’t do right now because we have a tarp tied to it to protect it against Puppy Cody’s snowy/muddy paws when we take her to my daughter’s house to run (thank you, crooked fence guy).
I did find a new fence contractor and signed up, again giving the required one-half down payment. Of course, I again used the credit card – just in case. Hopefully, the fence will be done by March, or as soon as the ground thaws.
It’s warmer today (up almost to freezing), for which I’m grateful as both the front and side doors are wide open for easy access by the construction crew. Puppy Cody has barricaded herself upstairs (such a great watchdog!), and I’ve put gates across the bottom of the steps to keep her up there. She’ll get extra hugs tonight once construction has been completed for the day, and the demolition noise has ceased.
As for me: During the wild weather last week, I felt a sharp pain in my eye, and that pain not only did not go away but became accompanied by significant redness and swelling. I tried using over-the-counter saline solution, with no effect. Fortunately, on Friday I finally realized I needed medical intervention, and my eye doctor was able to fit me in. Turns out it’s a viral infection, like a cold sore, on the white of the eye. Also fortunately, the doctor was able to give me samples of the three different eyedrops I need to take, and the prescription antiviral pills carried only a $10 copay. It will take awhile to heal as I can’t take certain antibiotics due to my ulcerative colitis, but as of yesterday, I could at least read the eye chart properly. When I first went to the doctor last week, I could not read even the top line of the chart – with my glasses on!
Enough rambling for today. I hate blog sites that are basically just personal diaries, don’t you? But mine is so much more entertaining than the rest, right?
Enjoy the remainder of your day, folks.
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