Since my computer got fixed a few weeks ago my Picasa doesn't work so I have to download photos from iCloud, and put them in a folder and submit them here. No editing, no watermark, which really bums me out but there you have it. You see everything like my phone camera sees it.
Lots of crazy things have happened this week. The electricity in Little Buddy's room and my garage went out on Monday. I knew it was the circuit breaker but did not know how to fix it. I asked my next door neighbor to assess the situation so I knew what to say when I called someone and he offered to fix it. He is an interesting guy, quite a bit older than me, loves his motorcycle, lost his wife of 39 years to cancer 6 years ago. His house is a bit messy, he is always fixing things right out in his driveway. He is a bit scary looking at first glance, but the sweetest man ever. He went to Home Depot, bought the breaker and put it in. But the system was still tripping so he called a friend. His friend came at 9:15 and they started over. At 10:15 they felt it was still being tripped so had to come in and unplug things to see what happened. I had two guys I really don't know in my house at 10:15 at night and I wasn't at all concerned. I figured they were either going to murder me or I had two new guardians, or at least Little Buddy does. It was all fixed by 10:30 with me promising to contact them if it went out again. No payment was wanted, just a, "this is what we do, we help people when they need it." Turns out when we pushed the garage fridge back in place we knocked the old socket off the wall so everything in the freezer went bad. I of course did not know about it until Thursday so you can imagine the mess and clean up duty. And Little Buddy's ceiling fan did not work after the power went back on, so it ends up I do have to get an electrician after all, but that's okay, it will be nice to have everything safe again.
I missed my headache Botox shots on Thursday because I have shingles yet again. My fifth time to be exact. The first time was years ago and it was all over the bottom of my face, neck and chest. It was missed diagnosed as poison oak so they kept giving me steroids. It kept getting worse and worse, actually cracking in areas but I just got more steroids. What I would have given for anti viral medication to make it stop itching, hurting and cracking. Each time I get it it looks different so I take a while to realize what it is. This time was on the back of my neck and on my head on both sides. I can't see back there so I had no idea what was going on until way too late. I thought it was bites, a reaction to new city water, or poison something. Mine hurt a bit but mostly they itch like the dickens. My neurologist asked me why I got them so bad, did something happen? Was I stressed? I could have manically laughed but held it together. He is adorable, 37 warm and lovely. I keep telling him if his mother ever disowns him I will adopt him and I mean it! But no shots mean more headaches until I can get these shingles to disappear. He did give me nerve pain medication he swears will help, I am crossing my fingers it does.
Little Buddy had his Botox shots for his tight leg muscles yesterday. It was good that his computer was delivered yesterday to help him be distracted enough he did not think about them. Actually it is his biggest brother's computer that he used in college. He has not used it for several years so when we moved I thought it was a good idea to get it updated and ready for this guy. $300 later it works like a dream and should last him for years.
We went to the park near us this morning for one very hot hour. The feel like temp was 105 degrees today so we did not stay long. It is 3 minutes from our house and is an inclusion playground fit for kids of all different ability levels. It has been closed for renovation since we moved it. We spent a very hot hour there and then headed to the grocery store where I had help from a cute little boy who pushed my cart and scanned all my food. Now if I could just get him to bag things I think he might have a new job!
There has been little knitting this week, way too much emotional ups and downs that continue to wear me out. I have no reserve anymore so it is not taking much to make me feel depleted. When I was feeling better last week I made the stone path and the stone border in my backyard. I have since added the last two flat stepping stones making it a total of 10, and moved those rocks around to fit around the new stones. It looks better and prevents me from stepping in dirt as I round the corner to my side yard. The backyard is full of weeds, dirt and a bit of grass. It needs to be mowed a lot as the weeds have those pieces that cling to dog fur. That was my job early this morning before the heat set in.
That was my week my friends. I hope yours was better. Still with all that has happened I am so grateful for my family, my fur boys, my new home, work and my friends and that includes all of you!
Have a wonderful Father's Day tomorrow if you are celebrating. I miss my Dad, he would have been a rock for me and helped me get through all this mess.