Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WOW, I LEFT THE HOUSE AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED


I don't have any pictures to show you, so thought I'd post this pretty winter picture.  Do you see how cold it looks?  Well that's how it's feeling.  The temperature this morning was 21*F (-6*C) with a wind chill of -1*F (-18*C).  A little chilly.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer though.  Wind chill is only 10*F (-12*C).  We are predicted to have a major snow storm on Friday and Saturday with 12 to 18 inches of snow.  The only good thing about that is that I'm retired and don't have to go to work.

I had my oncologist appointment today.  I was actually happy to go to see other people and talk to them.  I was making good time when I heard what sounded like something hit the side of my car.  I looked in the mirror, saw nothing and went on.  A few minutes later the low tire pressure light went on.  *sigh*  I've had that happen before.  I called Joe and told him to cancel his doctor's appointment because I thought I had a flat.  When I pulled into the parking lot at the hospital I took a look at the tires and they all seemed OK.

Aria Health Cancer Center

It was really busy at the Cancer Center.  It appeared that there weren't enough employees to take care of all the patients.  I took a seat and waited for awhile.  Then they called my name.  I went up to the desk and the receptionist said they did not have a referral for me.  My doctor's office had sent it over yesterday.  I had to go outside to call them.  The girl said she had sent it to over but it appears the Cancer Center had changed their ID number.  When I gave my doctor's office the new number it went right through and I was taken in right away.

When I saw my doctor I told him I needed good news from him because of the car and the referral.  So he gave me a good report.  The only thing wrong is my weight.  I gained 8 pounds in 2 weeks.  So he is assuming my thyroid medicine needs to be tweaked again.  Otherwise, all my levels were good.

The tires still looked OK when I got back to the parking lot, so I drove to my mechanic to have him look at them.  I wasn't the only one there.  Three people came in after me and said their low tire pressure light was on.  Cold weather will do that to tires.  If it hadn't been for the noise I heard, I wouldn't have even gone.  But it was a good thing I did because there was an 8 inch roofing nail in the tire.  They were able to remove it, patch the tire and reinflate it.  I love those guys.

We provide tires in Philadelphia, PA!
Ron, Ken and Charlie
I went to Wawa and got some hoagies for lunch and then took a nap.  A nice long one.

So that's what happens when I venture out and see other humans.  Wonder what will happen when I go to the library tomorrow to renew my books.  Hmm...

Now off to bed so I can get stuff done tomorrow.


And try to stay warm.

Kathy

15 comments:

  1. Love the photos! Good hearing. What a blessing you heard the noise & acted on it.Happy,happy on the good doctor report (ok,not the weight). You already suspected the thyroid med needed tweaking,right? I am glad too that you are retired & don't have to venture out except by your choice. Stay warm & snuggle in!

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  2. It's nice knowing bad weather is coming and you get to stay in a warm home. I feel bad for family and friends having to go out in it though

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  3. Kathy, I am so glad you didn't get stranded anywhere. Yes, we love our car fix it men. LOL. We got snow in the wee hours and it's still doing a little...but I have shoveled most the drive. I'll have long monkey arms by the time I get done. LOL. Take care, blessings to you and Joe, xoxo,Susie

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  4. Your photo is just awesome!! It shows the beautiful side of winter. However, I prefer the temperatures to be quite a bit warmer. It's amazing how a few years can make so many changes in our lives. In my younger days, the cold and snow would not even faze me. Now I'm rather wimpy! haha.

    I've enjoyed reading your posts, and will be back to read more of them. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  5. Glad your numbers were good. What kind of cancer did you have?
    A flat tire is scary. So glad you could drive to the repair shop.

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    1. I had breast cancer back in 2007. Free and clear ever since, thank God. Fortunately the nail was in the tire so tightly that the tire didn't go completely flat before I got to the mechanic.

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  6. I hope this new storm doesn't dump a lot of snow on you. But if it does, stay inside and enjoy your week! Take care of yourself sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

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    1. The weather people are predicting 12-18 inches. We are going back and forth about whether to have church this week or not since it's now supposed to start on Saturday and last through Sunday morning.

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  7. Glad you got your tire checked. Just never know. Our weather is wet and chilly but not as cold as yours. Have good days ahead. Did my piece of mail arrive for u? Hugs!

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    1. Yes, just the other day. Thank you so much. The calendar is hanging on my fridge. That was so sweet of you!

      I hear you are going to have bad weather too. Stay safe.

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  8. Hmm, I wonder if that's why my low pressure light came on twice recently! Glad everything worked out for you. Take care and stay safe during the coming storm!

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    1. I wouldn't doubt that's the reason. You keep safe too!

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  9. What a wonderful picture. Pleased you had some good news. Whilst I enjoy snow I dont envy you having that amount, although I suspect your services are used to it and able to cope. If that happened here everything would virtually grind to a halt and panic buying would have cleared the shelves in the food shops.

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  10. Fox News had on this morning that it is National Hug Day AND.....NATIONAL SQUIRREL DAY!! Yes, I am heading over to leave a comment for Larry. Can you hug a squirrel??

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