Later Events after the Latest Events

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Sunday dawns with a hazy overcast that filters the hot rays of sunshine a little.  Still, it is August, and the world turns a crunchy brown as we long for the rains of late Autumn.  Life has settled back into a manageable routine again, but my life has changed, and I must change with it.  Still, it is nice when old routines can still comfort me, though there are few of them left.

Snookums is still recovering, though it feels like we have reached a plateau in her healing.  The major damage is to her short-term memory, but if something is important to her, she often will remember it.  I need to remind myself that she needs the gentle nudging, and it isn’t bossing her around to prompt her for a chore that hasn’t been done.  And to be fair, she seems to appreciate the reminders.  I do see that many of her old routines have returned, and she does them without prompting.  She make the beds in the morning, does the laundry and remembers to tune in to our old congregation’s webcasts.

But on the flip side, she cannot remember how to start her computer in the morning, and she never did master the art of the cellphone.  I might restore her old flip phone now that she has no use for the whiz-bang features of a smart phone.

My cardiology visit went very well, and the group that watches my kidney functions told me that the nephrologist is going to be happy when I see him next week.  But my urologist really horked me off with their delays and tries to make their incompetence in scheduling my responsibility.  I will cut off my own nose to spite my face, and after all the pre-surgery visits but before the surgery, I told them to forget it as I had lost all confidence in them.  So, onwards.

I need to assemble Snookums new computer chair today.  The height adjusting tube gave up on her old one.  But putting stuff together has become a very difficult thing for me, but I still refuse to pay someone $45 dollars to put the damned thing together.

The national news is discouraging.  I gave up on TV news sometimes back and now get most of my news online.  I am just a little weary of government that can’t govern, but can do symbolic gestures that are useless in solving the problems with inflation.  It has effectively cut my paycheck by 20%, yet you see a Congress who wants more taxes to … ahem! … fight inflation.  I can’t believe they really think they can pull the wool over my eyes.  I KNOW what it costs to go to the store, and I know what it costs to put gas in my tank, and I know what it costs to have things repaired. 

Then some butthead in Washington tells me it is not all that bad, it is just bad ‘messaging’.

OK … put that down for a bit … trying to stay on top of things and elect fiscally responsible politicians is a useless endeavor.  Then they wonder why we hate them, because they are so … like … wonderful.  Or something.

Anyways.  The day unfolds, God is in his heaven and my only job is to deal with the day as it arrives.

Good morning!

7 thoughts on “Later Events after the Latest Events

    ethansdad1954 said:
    August 14, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    I have accepted the fact it might take a few more months to finish the house…lumber has still managed to go back up

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      August 14, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      I know … I bought treated lumber for two sets of outdoor steps, and the bill that was more than the two days of labor …


    Lia Storm said:
    August 14, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    I’m glad to hear Snookums is coming along and though she may not be back fully, I bet you she will keep pushing forward with your help. All that other stuff, politicians and the shape of this country etc. You said everything I would have said if I had written about it 🙂 I just try to live life in my little world and make do even though I hate going to the grocery store because everything has gone up so much. I don’t drive much either , just take the child to school which isn’t far, pick her up and a trip to the grocery store and church on Sunday. Gas is actually down a good bit here from the high it had reached, but nothing like it was a couple of years ago before the commies took over!

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      August 14, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      Yes indeed. We have the lowest prices in the US right now, but it is still $3.30 gal

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        Rivergirl said:
        August 14, 2022 at 3:51 pm

        We’re barely seeing $4.30 a gallon here. Things drop slowly here…

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    Rivergirl said:
    August 14, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    As hard as it is to focus on the good things these days…. happy cardiologists and your wife’s return to routines are positives. These days I take them where and when I can.

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    Catherine said:
    August 15, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Your news sounds like promising news on the home front. That’s always good to hear, Rusty.

    As for the other news on TV, I watch the local weather report and that’s it. Like you, I get updates online at trusted sites. Our local stations tend to lean left, and I end up yelling at the TV. (lol)

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