With a list of items to accomplish today I began with a call to the lab to arrange a mammogram. I was immediately put off when I was told I needed to have an original film of my last mammogram sent to them so I said "forget it". I may see if I can get an appointment at the imaging center in Asheville if and when I get there. I don't intend to jump through hoops for anyone right now.
The temp has dropped nearly 20 degrees in just a few minutes, and we are being "hailed" upon pretty heavily, with thunder and lightning, very tall trees swaying all around the house, and rain so heavy it's blowing sideways in curtains across the yard.
After a not-so-good start to the day I got into my truck and drove to BJ's Warehouse to look around - it's a lot like Costco and it's just a few miles from here. Then I decided to look at cars, and ended up at a Toyota lot nearby, where I test drove a Ford Escape and a Toyota Highlander, one of which I will decide upon and buy tomorrow morning. I'm trading in the truck (rather than selling it outright), and all the male sales personnel spent a lot of time gawking at the Ford with smiles on their faces. I will truly be sorry to say goodbye, but it's time. With a 6 cylinder SUV I can eventually pull something if I am ever so inclined. I am getting a decent trade in for my Truck, just a little better than I expected.
I wanted to let my grandsons help me empty out the truck bed this evening, so I hope the rain moves on. I've already taken some things out of it.
So I intend to move forward in my life, taking care of the health issues as best I can, but refusing to be an invalid in the meantime. I do get shortness of breath when I do too much but so far it hasn't been all that bad. (Well, sometimes it IS pretty bad!) You haven't heard the last from the Gypsy!
The power just came back on after being off for several hours. I was stunned to see a huge tree branch across the driveway and nearly into the house. Nothing was damaged, and my son was able to clear a lot of the branches away so that we can drive around the bulk of the tree.
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