New Pilot

The new vehicle hub got to replace the one totaled in the wreck – all wheel drive, since they make them right, he said. White, far cry from the dark one had before – matches the Acura younger son has, but has decided he doesn’t like, so….what’s next?

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The Wreck

realize been a while but for the first time in a while (how long, not sure, have to look) hub actually asked/expected me to go with him to a work day he’s been going to for several years that I haven’t/didn’t go to – know that year before last dealing with the hospital issues or actually rather when really think about it, wasn’t even here, was at my dad’s where he was in the hospital; anyway, this year he asked me to go, but now I feel really bad; was it because I was with him? anyway, we were on this stretch of this particular interstate that’s not our main one but that we have to go on and the traffic – in the left lane, which I wish we’d hadn’t been on, but hub had just passed this car because it was going to slow but was in the right lane so had passed to the left (of course) but apparently he then, for some reason, had also then gotten in behind us also in the left lane – just stopped; thankfully I can take no blame for anything at that point; I was talking or in anyway distracting hub, unless it was my very presence – that did happen once but for some reason we were going through town then – I think, for some reason of mine – where the traffic lights, instead of being overhead, were posted stationary on the side of the street, and I was reading the Reader’s Digest aloud, which he claimed – and maybe so since of course I was wanting him listen, right? – distracted him so that he ran one of those red lights running into a vehicle crossing right in front of us, which of course just had to be a rental being driven by an out of country – Japanese? – over here for the local Japanese plant in that town – great – anyway nothing like that going on here, so hopefully why hub was able to avoid the same thing; did not hit the vehicle in front of us, not even any swerving involved, just was following far enough behind, saw what was happening and able to stop in time; however, for whatever reason, this car behind us did not return the favor; I never even knew anything about any of this but hub of course saw him coming in rear view mirror; says he never slowed down and was going at quite a rate of speed – well, duh, we were on the interstate – splattered his little car but did hit us with enough force knocked ours off its frame, not easily driveable anyway; we didn’t drive away, was towed to the closed yard, left in ambulance. Just thankful youngest son’s old enough to drive and had gotten him a big enough vehicle to come get us and all our stuff that was in our vehicle, since we were planning on staying the weekend plus things that were mounted in that we wanted to get out, like his ham radio, etc. Got a stay in a motel out of it and breakfast at adjoining diner plus taxi ride there.

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Happy Birthday – not

okay finally going to do this post -

last Thursday the 31st would have been our little girl’s 2nd birthday – waited the morning out on mom – we were supposed to go see her – but she’d been having her own issues – especially with her new insurance set to kick in the next day – found out this morning she’d called back to a place she’d tried before; guess thought it would work now with the insurance but wasn’t on the list so not sure why but that’s what they said when they called though don’t know why they couldn’t have just known that to begin with – anyway we did manage to finally get it done but it was really hard and I think it may have all been connected; she even sent me in to just the little local store, which may have worked out better this time anyway, to get a balloon since they didn’t have the helium ones anyway and people are getting concerned about those anyway so this year instead of releasing it we just stuck down beside her but she was having such a hard time that we really didn’t stay long so I didn’t get to do the other I was going to; instead wound up taking mom out to the ER and getting her a shot then just taking them home but by the time we got through with that and I came by the house hub was already home, a little early, and wanting to get the mowing done so I just stayed here, then he had to go get gas in cans for the mower but still I didn’t want to run off then though I’d hoped we could go together but he was wanting to get that done so just waited then any other night he would have gone to bed early but because he was trying so hard to get that done he just kept going and going; I’d called and they’d said they were open till 10, not just 9, so I’d thought there for sure wouldn’t be any problem but no, he ended up not going to bed until almost 10:00, till just maybe, barely enough time to get down there; it’s not really that far and everything might have been ok, except for youngest son, who normally doesn’t get in until around midnight came in just right after I left; now I didn’t think anybody cared about my comings and goings but he goes and asks his dad, in bed now, where I was, who of course had no idea, so…but I had told them and told them what I’d wanted to do; however, ……

Anyway I’d gotten a coupon for a free iced coffee from a local, to us anyway, restaurant called Jack’s, that I’d realized, when I got it, expired on her birthday so I’d saved it (or intended to but that’s another story) to use then in her memory. I’d thought mom and I and sis would go after we went to see her and did our balloon thing but that didn’t work out then I’d thought hub and I would go but then that didn’t work; I’d even thought possibly niece, who had stayed with her and we’d tried this last year, and I would go but that never seems to work out either, so I still wanted to go even if I went – or maybe by then especially – by myself, so as soon as he went I headed out – guess I could have told him but by then I just didn’t feel like it, couldn’t explain it; well, I could but they’d already said they didn’t understand so really I just didn’t want to have to try – just hoping to make it before they closed; well, they were still open, thankfully, but it looked like they’d cleaned everything up already, until….I mentioned that I’d just wanted a cup of iced coffee and they apparently still had some coffee left they hadn’t quite emptied yet; I’m guessing since there were still several people there they were saving that in case anybody wanted some, so…yes, they made me some but the really sweet thing is that I had actually lost my coupon so was just going to pay so don’t know if it’s because I got there so late or what but the manager said it was “on the house” even after I still tried to insist on paying so then I told him or the sweet little girl who actually fixed it and served me what my story was and it was just so sweet – it just made for a really special sweet memory that I will always cherish to end that very special day – what would have been her 2nd birthday. Thanks, Jack’s! (I did sent them a message letting them know)

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No Zoo; no Lowe either

might be a good thing with the way things are; probably don’t want to rock the boat; what with insurance starting Friday spent some time trying to find a doctor to hopefully get her back on her meds; at first thought reminded of how it was, oh, wow, 5 yrs. ago – oh, yea, right after we lost our first one – when trying to find one – was going to be months – because this time one of the first ones found said would be September! oh my – however, I think even then they kept telling us about this place in our version of our suburb that would/could get you in faster; just seemed so far away then but since has been there for a particular exam so doesn’t seem so far and ended up being recommended again by the inpatient facility ended up calling so ended up contacting them; they’re the first ones that actually wanted to talk to her, then like the whole fax thing dealt with; she tried to call and could not get through but maybe just a day thing because that was Thursday but then Friday she got them; of course it was Friday so she couldn’t promise but of course she was going to have to verify her insurance, which is what the other people were as well and said it would be 2-3 days where she promised her that if she couldn’t get it done yesterday, which she said she probably wouldn’t be able to with it being just that day, that she would call her Monday so apparently she decided she should just wait till then especially after these other people got robbed with one of the things being her food stamps card, which she was supposed to get yesterday but of course had had to order a new card so had no way of getting them even if they were put on it, which is what happened before, so when it’s time for that seems to take precedence although with the way she’d been feeling they didn’t go buy groceries last time anyway but in one sense she is feeling better right now; just doesn’t want to rock the boat; so they did go buy groceries but not till today after they got the other situation taken care of, where usually they would have done it last night plus then she said he’s having vehicle issues, which, if she’d wanted to go, we and/or they would probably have taken ours but maybe not a bad idea; like somebody said today maybe life needs to be more home centered anyway.

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No Clinic; Zoo? but first of the month

Amazing; everything was fine yesterday so no trip to the clinic, since of course we’re not going unless we actually have something going on right then, at least for something like that; we are waiting for a call back from a regular doc, however, when they get the insurance verified; said no longer than 2 weeks so will see about that; was talk about going to the zoo today; cheap $5 admission today; silly me, assumed since I was told about it, was an invite, until I made bold to ask about it as well and was asked if I were wanting to go – well, no, guess not, that’s ok, which I really do want it to be; don’t want to get into mindset of thinking have to go and participate in everything they do; had my time but would have been fun; was thinking we’d both go but forgot hub has ham radio testing; well, maybe not every month but they do it every month just not sure if they put him on the roster to actually do it every time; not necessarily I think, but is on for this one so would have had to make plans at least a week ahead to not be but of course didn’t know about this that soon but then not sure why because I’m sure it was planned so wasn’t going to try to change now, then thought I was going but couldn’t think what for and especially after had decided to leave free but then never heard anything; ok, got an email for something been wanting to do anyway so was finally able to get started on that and even better than in the past, again, not sure if something’s happened with that or not the middle of all that son got paid yesterday, being typical Friday but not so typical for it to be the first of the month – you know all those people that didn’t have to work all day or week or month to get their monthly check had all already been to the store and gotten theirs cashed so by the time poor son got his and went they were all already out of money; he really does need to get his bank stuff straightened however but that’s a different story; just rather annoyed over that

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Insurance starts today

so we’ll see what happens; didn’t go for the intensive treatment; been trying to wait it out till today; went back to the doc, got some meds, ran out, started having symptoms again, plans to go to clinic today so will see

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Starting the next round

the ob/gyn finally told dil no more pain pills so she seems to be doing better now with that but so finally got her into the new, to them, since they moved, mental health center, thanks to a no-show – somebody like her when she would make appointments – don’t they know these people can’t keep them but then on the other hand she always managed to keep the ones with the ob/gyn and we’ll see what next week brings – oh, yes, we will after the no-show there today that led to her being able to see a therapist who told her she needed immediate intensive care treatment, so why didn’t she see that she got it instead of leaving it up to her to get it herself? now, how much of this has to do with this that I’ve run across this evening

For the child taken from her home

And made to feel so all alone


which is what happened to her                                                                                                                                                                




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