AN 09 SUNRISE AT THE RANCH LAST DECEMBER (no current pics so these are from the Ranch we stay at near Douglas Az.)
By 8 o'clock this morning my fingers were busy on our desktop telephone dialing the number of the Goderich Medical Center. Enough was enough!! Had been optimistic yesterday about feeling a bit better but by 10 last night the coughing fits had started again & I had another miserable night. Tuesday will mark the 11th day I have been dealing with this!!
DAILY SAND HILL CRANES
They fitted me into an early afternoon appointment with my Nurse Practitioner. I have actually had a Doctor for the past 3 years but have never met him. As I said before I haven't had any medical issues serious enough to see my real Doctor about. The way it is done here is a different way of doing things in the medical world. Everyone is assigned a Nurse Practitioner (NP) who is a fully qualified registered Nurse. It is the NP that you see when making an appointment. She determines if your case is serious enough to require an actual Doctor. I think it's a great idea because it saves our Doctors having to spend precious hours of their days dealing with things like sniffles, colds, bumps, scratches, sprained ankles, bee stings, prescription renewals & people overdosing on peanut butter sandwiches. I have a great NP lady & she did consult with the Doctor this afternoon on one of the prescriptions I was prescribed. I have now started on anti-biotics & am looking forward to a better night with a second codeine based prescription. We'll see what the next few days bring.
OUR SPOT AT THE ARIZONA RANCH FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS
Needless to say I do not have a lot to blog about tonight & the highlight of my whole day was Jeeping myself to & from Goderich this afternoon. What a greatly simple little vehicle this Jeep is & it is precisely that which I find attractive about it. A whole lot less stuff to go wrong with it. No computer this & that. The Jeep is a very easy vehicle to keep clean because there simply isn't any massive surfaces & the whole outside of the vehicle is easily reachable by hand. The engine compartment is as I remember them years ago. Lots of room & everything is readily accessible & easily worked on. You would be lucky to land a fly in today's SUV engine compartments. And, I am beginning to understand why Jeep Wranglers are referred to as toys. What a nice piece of luck to end up at this stage of the game with something that is not only sort of practical & useful, but a fun thing to play with every time I get behind the wheel. Almost like being a kid again. And y'know, at nearly 66 what's so gol darn bad about that!! There will be readers who will shake their heads & not understand...........but I do:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Did you know......
-A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.
-A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.
-A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
-A closed mouth gathers no foot.
-A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
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