January 18th, 2018

How lucky am I??

My brother told me how lucky just this morning!

Last Friday, they cleared the football stadium parking lot and started setting up gynormous tents. They set up two probably 50 yard long tents there and then a couple of giant but smaller ones in front of there and more along the side under the colonnade that connects the event center to the stadium. No clue WTF was happening. Nothing online, nothing on the event calendars. My brother said "don't they have a boat show this time of year?" So I looked that up and it doesn't start until a week from this Friday - January 26. Surely that's not it. But, this morning, one small parking lot nearby is already filled with boats so I told him that it turns out, he may not be wrong...

you are so lucky to have a brother who would never say I told you so... 🙃

Still, weird that they would give up so much parking revenue just to have those tents sitting there waiting.

Swim 5
Yesterday 4

This morning's swim was a mixed bag but ended up being not terribly suck-y. I had to stop a lot way more than once every 15 minutes. Until I got to the last 20 minutes and then I was able to go like always - without stopping. Plus, the tracker says I had a great swim. So on average, I'm ok with it.

The walking is now the big deal. Next Wednesday - 6 days from now - I am going to a special Mariner gig for season ticket holders. It's at the stadium - a half mile walk. It's flat but it's long. It's stupid to even consider driving plus I don't know the path from the parking to the event so that could even be an issue.

So today starts training for the event. ha! Seriously. I just want to be able to walk there and walk home and know that I can. (I don't want to sit through the whole thing worry about how I'm going to get home.) Plus, it's good to have goals.

I actually already feel better this morning than I did yesterday so maybe there's hope.

I'm looking forward to the day when my entries will no longer be about lungs. Between what Dr. Lung said and further internet research, it appears as if my latest round of prednisone may have actually set my recovery back about a week and a half but, I'm totally fine with that. It was worth it.

My credit card is now showing that the pharmacy did, indeed, fix the over charging situation. Whew.

The pajamas I made yesterday are great. They look pretty hanging on the pegs and are very comfortable for sleeping. I need to make one tweak to the neckline. I don't have any more good fabric in my stash for making a backup set but next time I'm fabric shopping, it's on my list.

It was raining hard this morning when I left for the pool BUT it does not appear as if there is any new leakage. So maybe fixed???? This would be great. I still need to fight for them to fix the current damage but if there's no more damage, then YEAH!

Ok. Time to get on with the day... or at least get dressed.

Lungs. I'm not happy with mine.

I walked to the end of the hall and then back down the full length and then had to stop to get back (my door is in the middle). Then I rested for a bit and went to Grocery Outlet. Not a good experience at all. Not even close. I'm pathetic. At this rate, I'll never get to the Marines statement on these two feet next Wednesday. I'm beginning to worry about the first game at the end of March.

But, now I've been sitting for an hour and things are better. But ugh.

On the up side, lots of rain and no leaking. And Sandy called twice - once to see if I wanted to go get lunch and once, later, after the rain, to see if there was a leak. There was not. I also told her that I had been remiss in not whining loudly and more often over the past year and a half about the leak. I told her I would not be using that method about getting the damage fixed. She was pretty cool about it.

But, lungs. I had just eaten lunch so I turned her down but if I had not, I'm not sure where we could have gone that I could have walked to without gasping. Sorry, I don't have enough breath for lunch. Embarrassing.

Not the boat show after all... We got this email today:


Amazon's post-holiday party is tomorrow night, Friday, 1/19, in the North lot.

Late announcement due to an error at First and Goal – they apologize and have given us an emergency contact.


Expecting 40,0000 Amazon people, they will begin arriving at 4pm.
6pm Occidental street closure. Florentine will be allowed in ONLY WITH FLORENTINE STICKER on car window. See Jathan if you do not have a vehicle sticker.

All entrance and exits to our garages will be via S. King Street.
We will NOT be allowed to turn right out of our garages as Railroad Way will be closed.

8pm-midnight the Live Music band will face the north plaza with speakers facing away from the Florentine but you will still hear the music.
“Silent Disco” without music will be on the Florentine side (seems strange but ?)

Jathan will have a contact with cell phone access should there be an emergency issue.

Sandy on Behalf of the Florentine Board

That should be quite the sight. Also cold and rainy in a tent. Party ON!

I'll be in here trying to breathe.