COLD this morning. Frost, too!
Tweety, Your temp was 38 degrees. It was 20 here this early AM and warmed up to 42 degrees. Which is not to say it was warm, exactly, but it felt good to be able to say that we were warmer than Florida! (But you can keep the disappointed tourists; we had them here during a not-too-colorful Fall-leaves Season.)
BCg, do you remember Juicey Brucie Bradley on WBZ radio, intoning "FROST ON THE BOGS!" ...it was the cranberry bogs to which he was referring. I don't know if the frost on the bogs signified something, or if he just liked to say it that way. I still like to say it, but ain't nobody down here knows naught about cranberry bogs. So I guess I just say it for my own amusement. I am easily amused.
j22, Good Grief! Quite a busy and confusing day you had! I would be ultra-annoyed with the eye-doctor's office. But AT LEAST, the GOOD thing is that you missed out on connecting with The Crazy One and having to deal with her questions!
Joe, sounds like you also had a rather crappy day. My theory about work is that every time they hire someone new, that new person comes up with yet another 'better' way to deal with something. Then, when their method falls through (or they quit), something new is pulled out of someone's, uh, 'abyss'. I cannot tell you how many times during my 30 years with that one agency, things that were touted as being a big improvement would suddenly END! Once there was a big hullaballoo about company policies; there was a mandatory meeting and everyone was required to sign up. We were issued a 3-ring notebook and given 10 or so pages: printed copies of paper which included a table of contents, and the first of the policies. We were instructed to keep this 3-ring notebook in the trunk of our cars, for easy and quick reference. Well. Imagine my astonishment when there were -- no more meetings, no more page copies, no nothing, and nothing said about why it was started or why it ended. I carried that nearly empty 3-ring notebook in my car for a year and a half and finally tossed it all out. What incredible STUPIDITY that company frequently displayed. Why pull together a table of contents if there were to be NO MORE contents? Wasted time, wasted paper. Pfftt!
I did the grocery shopping today. When I got back, and was going through the front door as Nannie was going out the back door. (Hubby was up in his room) When I came down to the den, I saw ... no Nannie anywhere! And there sat her unused walker. So, I went out the back door as she came back around from the front of the house. She had on NO COAT, a turtleneck jersey. a pair of thin pajama bottoms, ankle socks with thin little shoes, and she was carrying her purse, a dry wash cloth, a kleenex, and an entire roll of toilet paper. She said she was trying to find out if she was going to get a ride to the meeting at the church or if she was going to have to walk. (It's approximately 2 & 1/2 miles away)
Got her back inside, told her there was not any meetings going on at the church. "Why didn't they call and tell me?" ... / ??What, you mean call you to say there is nothing is going on? There was nothing scheduled in the first place! / "Well they should have called me." / Nannie, you haven't been to that church for two years! /"But, I had an excuse." / That's not the point. Their schedule is written on the back of the Sunday program-notes. If there is something scheduled, it notes what it is and when it is. If there's nothing scheduled they don't have to inform everybody that nothing is going on. / "Well, (harumph) That is no way to run a business." / It's a church, not a 'business'.
THEN she said, "Well, who are those two women in your car? I thought you were going to give THEM a ride to the church." / There is nothing to go to at the church, and there are no women in my car. / "I saw their heads! Two women!" / What you saw was the headrests. / "No, I saw them and they were waiting for you." ..... and etc.etc.etc.etc ...
Oh herring! Flea-Bite-Us? Oh no! Glad you got rid of them and got a new bug-proof mattress. For years I slept on a foam mattress on the floor, and everyone who saw it said I was a hippie! In later years, I got son-in-law to build me a sturdy platform bed. I like it better than box-springs.
In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun?!