I had to be downtown at 10:00 a.m. this morning and the fog was very heavy. The GPS kept trying to get me on the freeway, but I continued along Folsom Blvd which runs roughly parallel to it. I hate going to this med center because of the metered on-street parking, combined with some very compliance-minded meter personnel. But I got my EKG and since I would have to wait for a while at the lab for the potassium test, I got a list of their neighborhood clinics. I went to one not far from home, and was in and out in about 10 minutes total. I love it when that happens.
I am getting edgy and distracted, and it will probably get worse during the next 3 weeks. I will be more relaxed when I figure out how I'm going to get to the surgery center by 8:30 in the morning; who will pick me up; and who will take me back the next day for the 1st post-op check. Everyone I know is either working by that time, or has children & babies, and I don't intend to cause such an inconvenience with the kids. None of them like being strapped in those horrible carriers anyway, and I don't need to hear the yelling before undergoing surgery. For 2 cents I would drive myself there, but then someone would have to pick me up after the surgery, and then come back to pick up my truck.
I have always hated to impose on anyone and would do anything to not have to ask someone to go out of their way. I also don't like to ride or drive on the horrible Cap City freeway, and since the surgery center is right off it, most people would go out of their way to take a freeway rather than stop for a couple of traffic lights on the city streets - it's a straight shot over the streets. I really fear for my life when on that particular freeway - just what I need before undergoing surgery.
I'll get it all worked out in the end, but right now it's causing me a lot of stress. I would almost prefer to increase my alcohol consumption to try to avoid worrying, but find myself not even wanting to drink - maybe one beer in the evening. If you wonder how I can make a 12 oz beer last all evening, I will say that I take very small sips. I figured out that the sips approximately correspond to the draws I would love to be taking on a few cigarettes! You'd be surprised how many drags are in a bottle of beer. It works for me, although I still crave smokes from the time I get up in the morning, but of course I don't drink beer then, just coffee. :}
I am having printer troubles again, with both printers, and boxed up the one I've been using to take back to Staples tomorrow. Now I just have to find the receipt. I tried everything I could think of including complete re-installation, but nothing works. All I get is that red flashing error light. Running it through the basic system check it seems that I have plenty of toner, and if I didn't the toner light would start glowing. I'm fed up with it and wish I could get by without one. For the most part I can, and do, but there are those odd times when you really need to print something. They just don't make them like they used to, and I will always believe that the more functions, buttons, lights, little screens etc., that they add to the machine, just makes it more likely that something will go wrong. I know most people don't agree and like all the bells and whistles, but I don't!