Monday, September 21, 2015
October Reminder and Every Picture Has A Story
Boscoe is resting his head on Terry's foot while he waits. Actually, he is Terry's shadow and almost never leaves his side. So what is he waiting for? Well it all started with my trip to JoAnn Fabric where Terry left me while he went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. When he picked me up he had bagged TWO battery operated Black and Decker weed eaters for $10 each, less a 15% promotion discount they were having. They didn't have batteries, but of course Terry has lots of THOSE in his tool stash. We stopped to buy string cartridges for them, but when he tried to install them, he realized another piece was missing. While I sat at the desk top searching for a phone number to call to order the part, Boscoe got tired of waiting so here he is, sleeping on Terry's foot. That dog is one of the most special dogs that we have ever friended. Maybe THE most special. So, TWO weed eaters final cost was $45.
While Terry was at the Restore, he checked out storm doors for the back porch that he has enclosed with storm windows. He saw a couple that he liked. But we have 3 Restore stores in the South Bend/Mishawaka/Elkhart area so we decided to check them all out before making a choice. Luckily we stopped at the one in South Bend after a trip to the VA Clinic and found an amazing door. I had been looking at new doors and even $150 doors were pretty flimsy and not what we wanted at all. The one we found at the Restore was $50 and too heavy for Terry and I to carry together. The top window opens to expose a retractible screen. Perfect condition with handles included. It was a steal and they even gave a senior 10% discount. I have become accustomed to asking for a senior discount where ever we shop now. You will be surprised how often they are offered and also a Veteran Discount. We are grateful for the savings and try to support businesses that offer them.
This is my little fish tank. When Terry was buying fish for the pond, I saw the itty bittiest goldfish I have ever seen and Terry gifted me them. This is a 5 gallon tank that sits across from my recliner so I can watch them. They are very relaxing. Corey's girlfriend, Brandi gave me a Red Claw Crab. He was cool, but liked to hide in the filter so I didn't see him much. It became a daily game to make him come out. But they are escape artists, no matter how well you think you have them contained, they wait for their big break. Unfortunately Boscoe was waiting too. When we thought he had brought a few bits of food into the living room, he was really eating Crab Legs.
And here is that crazy Tyson. Corey was laying on the couch and put his arm out to pet Broscoe. We watched as Tyson kind of hunched down and began backing up and ended up sitting on Corey's arm. We all scurried to get a picture. Tyson weighs about 75 pounds. Corey has strong arms!
Brandi is sitting in the chair on the left. I don't have the picture she took, but Corey and Tyson both have the same look on their face. We live on the Crazy Train!!
And finally, the October reminder. I rarely go to the doctor. I haven't had a complete physical for more than 10 years. It's become so apparent that Terry depends on me more and more everyday so a little niggling in my mind told me I should see my Doc.
Several things that I have noticed, I chalked off to older age. Hair loss, some slight memory loss, dry skin and some other things. Lab work shows hypothyroidism. I also had a mammogram. It's been so long since I had one, the record of my last one is no longer in the system. I'll check with my Doc today to see what he would have in my file. The place I had the test is not where I would have gone for my last one, as I had to stay in Network for this one.
So the early reminder for October is get your Mammo!!