Monday, March 9, 2015


Especially after we've moved the clocks forward.  I feel as if I've lived three days today.  And it's still going.

This morning I woke up with my cell phone going off and a message that the repairman was on his way.  I threw on some clothes, left Joe sleeping and went downstairs thinking I could clean off a couple of tables before he showed up.  Do your tables become collectors of all things paper?  Mail, newspaper, ads, etc.  Mine do and they are always a mess.  Before I could do anything there was a knock at the door and he was here.

He was here less than five minutes.  I told him what happened and had him look at the jack.  He pulled off the splitter and filter, plugged the phone directly into the jack and it worked!  I said, "But what about the internet?  Don't I need to have that plugged into the jack?"  Well, it turns out our new internet runs off of a cable, not the phone line.  In fact what I thought was the internet line wasn't plugged into anything.  It was just laying on the floor.  *sigh*  I could have done that myself days ago.  Why, oh why didn't I figure it out?  I guess because I didn't know the internet wasn't running off of the phone line.  I don't feel too dumb because Joe didn't figure it out either.  But we have our phone back!

Then I got ready to go to the doctor.  He was really nice.  He agrees that it sounds like esophageal spasms.  I have to have an endoscopy done.  He said there may be scar tissue from my surgery and if there is, he can use the scope to open it up and straighten out the bends in the esopagus.  In the meantime he gave me a medication that he feels will help me.  My brother takes the same medication and it helps him.  It would be nice to eat or even drink water without feeling like it's going to come right back up and without the pounding in my chest.  So I have scope done on the 20th.  I've had it done before and there's nothing to it.

Then I came home and made lunch for Joe (I didn't want any) and took a nap.  My afternoon naps are great.  I feel so much better in the evening if I take a nap.  Can't wait till I retire and I can do that every day.

I got my Bible studies and Joe's Bible studies all typed out for the next month.  All I have to do is print it out each week.  That's a good place to be.

I made pork chops and zucchini with mushrooms for supper.  It turned out so good.  Joe even complimented me on it.

I have so much more to do, but it's very late and it's going to have to wait until the morning.  And so the week moves forward.

Monday's weather
High:  57 degrees
Low:  33 degrees
It was a beautiful day!
Sunrise:  7:21 a.m.
Sunset:  7:00 p.m.
Length of visible light:  12 hours and 32 minutes
I'm loving it!


  1. Glad to hear you have your phone back! I think everyone has had a "it's that simple" moment. It's always better to call a professional 'just in case'. Yes,I have a table that is a paper magnet. No matter how often I try to go through it,more accumulates. Oh well....
    Will keep you in prayer on the 20th!

  2. What a day you had!
    I am impressed that you could fly around after jumping out of bed.
    Also impressed with typing out a months worth of Bible Study for both of you!
    Trust me, retirement is even better then you could imagine, especially the naps.


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