It was still dark when I walked out to the Jeep this morning & I was reminded of my days getting up in pre-dawn hours when still part of the work force years ago. Many jobs in many places had me getting up at lots of weird hours back on those days. Some days or nights whichever the case was at the time were jobs I looked forward to while others not so much. Fortunately this morning I was not firing up the Jeep to head off to some kind of employment somewhere. Happy for the most part to have those days behind me know. This morning's destination was of a different nature.
HERE’S PHEEBS DOUBLE CHECKING TO MAKE SURE I GOT THAT NEW FANGLED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IN THE RIGHT GEAR
We rolled out of our driveway at 5:40 a.m. arriving at London's University Hospital in London Ontario 65 minutes later. I was surprised at how light the traffic was all the way & especially in London. Dropped Kelly off at the hospital's main entrance & wished her well with her upcoming liver biopsy in a few hour's time. My next destination was clear across the city for an 8 a.m. appointment at the The Trailer Hitch Center. Again light traffic & I had no problem finding the place as this was our third vehicle hitch installation in 9 years. I was there in good time complete with a Tim Horton's coffee stop along the way. They took Libby in sharply at 8 & I made myself comfortable in their waiting room for the next 3 hours. Luckily I had brought my Kindle as well as my Toshiba lap top. No internet of course but I was able to gobble up a bit of time with an early start on tonight's post.
NICE CLEAN SHOWROOM, WASHROOMS, BIG TV, COMFY SEATS, & A KEURIG COFFEE MAKER
THIS IS WHERE I SPENT MY MORNING
NO IDEA WHY THIS TRUCK IS ALL BEEFED UP EXCEPT MAYBE FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES
Cell phone rang at 10:45 with a hospital lady at the other end saying Kelly's biopsy had gone well & she would be ready for pick up by 11:10. Hitch folks said Jeep wouldn't be ready to go until at least 11 & it was a half hour drive to the hospital so told the lady I'd pick up Kelly at the hospital's front door at 11:45. It was exactly 11:15 when I left the hitch place & with a lot of green lights cooperating along the way I was at the hospital 25 minutes. Kelly came out the front door with a big smile & two Tim Horton coffees in her hand. Big difference from when I picked her up from her botched Stratford liver biopsy last summer when a nurse brought her out in a wheel chair. And that time she was not feeling well at all & later developed a large lump around the site & as I recall we had to return to the hospital a day or two later. Kelly said the procedure in London's University Hospital went very smooth with a minimum of pain, unlike Stratford. Only took 10 minutes & she said she could have easily hopped off the table & driven home. Speaking of home we were back in Bayfield shortly before 1 p.m. On June 18th we will return once again to University Hospital where Kelly's specialist will go over the biopsy results with her. Thanks to commenters for their well wishes.
THE VISIBLE PART OF OUR TOW PLATE INSTALLATION
THIS IS A BLUE OX TOW PLATE
HOOKED UP TO OUR NEW TOW PLATE
Caught us a lucky break with the weather today as well. With a 60% chance of rain we dodged any & all rain clouds making it to London & back without driving through any downpours. Around 5 o’clock we did have a fast moving storm come in off the lake & dump some rain on us before heading off inland.
THIS FIELD OF CORN IS JUST EMERGING FROM THE GROUND & WILL RAPIDLY GROW TO 7 & 8’ TALL OVER THE COMING MONTHS
LOOKS LIKE A GREEN FUZZ SPREADING OVER ALL THE BROWN RECENTLY FERTILIZED & PLANTED RURAL FIELDS
GROANER'S CORNER:(( EVENING CLASSES FOR MEN! OPEN TO MEN ONLY - ALL ARE WELCOME Note: Due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants. The course covers two days, and topics covered in this course include:
HOW TO FILL ICE CUBE TRAYS
Step-by-step guide with slide presentation
TOILET ROLLS - DO THEY GROW ON THE HOLDERS?
Round table discussion
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAUNDRY BASKET & FLOOR
Practicing with hamper (Pictures and graphics)
DISHES & SILVERWARE - DO THEY LEVITATE/FLY TO KITCHEN SINK OR DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES?
Debate among a panel of experts.
Losing the remote control - Help line and support groups
LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS
Starting with looking in the right place instead of turning the house upside down while screaming - Open forum
EMPTY MILK CARTONS - DO THEY BELONG IN THE FRIDGE OR THE BIN?
Group discussion and role play
HEALTH WATCH - BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH
REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST
Real life testimonial from the one man who did
IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS?
LIVING WITH ADULTS - BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR SPOUSE
Online class and role playing
HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION
Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques
REMEMBERING IMPORTANT DATES & CALLING WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE LATE
Bring your calendar or PDA to class
GETTING OVER IT
Learning how to live with being wrong all the time,