First things first . . Dad had his angioplasty this morning and what Mom tells me is that there were two blocked arteries that needed stents. I think those are being “installed” as I type this. A third artery was somewhat blocked but to the degree that it did not need a stent. He did have a heart attack but they think there’s no damage to his heart. My dad works way too hard for a 77 year old man. He has rental property and maintains it all himself and has been working day and night getting a new (to him) rental mobile home set up with skirting, sewer system, etc. He maintains a 30 acre farm 100 miles north of where they live. I’m going to have to go down there and explain to him that he needs to learn to relax in his golden years. Or better yet, I’ll get Vince to go down there with me and demonstrate how to spend a whole day in the recliner with the TV going! 🙂
Thanks to everyone for asking about Mom. My sister was there this morning. Not sure how long she’s staying. Mom and Dad have lived in the same vicinity for 51 years and are active in church so they have lots of friends around, including dad’s good friend and a good quilting friend right in their neighborhood. Mom has a good support group and I’ll go home for a couple of weeks as soon as I can.
Second, I went to the dentist this morning. Some how, I thought I had a crown that had to be re-done so I went in expecting a piece of cake . . take off the old crown, get an impression for a new crown, put a temporary back on and I’d be outta there. No! I don’t know where I got that idea. It was a whole new crown. Panic time! Thank goodness almost the whole tooth was a filling. The tooth had cracked but the filling was good and the dentist who is a young guy and quite good, was able to leave the filling and just drill away most of the tooth. I’m so glad I went in thinking it wasn’t going to be as bad as it was. The new temp feels better than any of my other real crowns . . which makes me feel good knowing he did such a great job.
Third, Vince went down to City Hall and filed to run for city council so he’s officially a politician. The next few months could be interesting. I would never have thought this would happen but . . well, I have to keep my mouth shut about all things involving local politics. So . . let’s just talk about quilting and cooking til after the election. Primary is February 8, then the election is April 5.
Fourth, Speck is sick again. Poor little guy. I’m going to wait and see if he’s better tomorrow before taking him to the vet to get those miracle shots they gave him last time.
If my afternoon is half as intense as was my morning, I’m not sure I can stand it! 🙂