Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Spoke too soon

So I though I had kicked the head cold from the weekend, until last night.  That familiar unpleasant burning in the chest, the wet cough...all meant I had to see a doc today.  When I get this crud, I have to be proactive and get meds adap, otherwise it gets established, and trends toward walking pneumonia.

So off to the Doc in a Box clinic, as I haven't yet gotten established with a regular doc up here.  Two shots, one Zpack and an inhaler later, I got nearly all the meds I usually get issued for a bout of the lung crud.  Only failed to get real cough syrup as this clinic doesn't prescribe any of the stuff that actually works for me.  Oh well, since I got this quickly, maybe I won't need it.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Battles, practice and fosters...

Since our move this spring, we are no longer as close to our friends at TIRR Rescue.  That makes it difficult for us to foster a dog for them, as we are 100mi from their nearest monthly adoption event.  So, we joined the local humane association, and are on our second foster dog for them.  Since the Lamar County shelter is a kill shelter, fostering certainly helps save a life, by keeping a dog run open for new intakes.

We took in Rudy, a little pup of the Black Mouth Cur variety.  He's very sweet, and kissy, plus full of puppy jumps and nips.  Luckily, he has someone already lined up to be his forever home, but it will be the end of month before he goes home.  So he is our responsibility for August.

As for battles, well, let's just say it's a good thing I have to deal with the insurance company, and not my husband.  They're giving me the runaround on his diabetes CGM (continuous glucose monitor) supplies.  This particular company has a history of denying valid claims, often multiple times, in hopes that the patient will just pay instead.  You just have to keep after them, and beat them like a rented mule.

And practice...yes, we both need it.  We did get to our new range a couple weeks ago, and found it is a lovely facility!  So this weekend we are hoping to get back out there and put in some more practice.  I need to go get a stack of 1x2's for making target stands.  I also need to decide what exactly I want to go shoot.  I have an itch to go shoot rifle, but I really need to see how things work with my contact lenses reversed (rt eye near vision, left eye distance), when shooting pistol.   Plus there's a desire to dust off my favorite wheelgun.  And luckily, we also scored a nice stash of .22LR this week, and at nearly-normal prices too!

The other practice I'm doing involves this device, the Cabela's 3qt deep fryer! 
DH found a basic recipe for Lumpia, aka Filipino egg rolls.  He fell in love with them back when he was in the P.I. in the Corps.  So I get to try to reproduce them.  The recipe itself is simple.  The hard part is going to be rolling them and frying them up I think.  We bought a bunch of wonton wrappers, and egg roll wrappers to try.  One makes little rolls, the other standard big ones.  If you see me posting next week, you'll know everyone survived the experiment!

Update:  This was supposed to have posted Saturday morning.   Oh well.  The update is that the ins co denied the claim,  so now I have had to get his doc involved.   This is just a pain...

And sadly we did not get out to the range Saturday either.  But we did get the attic ladder safely and  securely reinstalled... And DH's shoulder MRI is Wednesday.