May 30th, 2018

off to the vet we go

LJ says that Zoey has thyroid issues so we're off to the vet today. I'm waiting for the house cleaner to get here and the rush hour traffic to clear. I'll probably go after I finish this entry. Also today is senior discount day at Goodwill so I'll probably go there, too. And that's it for plans for today. Oh wait, I need to return a book to the library but I can drop it off at that little branch near the Goodwill.

Every once in a while I think about how much time I spend in this condo. Never going anywhere. Just enjoying my home and think well, heck, I could do that anywhere. I could move to someplace I've never been before like Alaska. Or some place remote and cheap. As long as Amazon could get there and the internet connection was speedy, that's all I need.

And then I remember my Goodwill store, Uwajimaya, the Mariners Diamond games! The Seattle library. 13 Coins. And those are just the places I frequent often. There's having a wonderful vet who doesn't need appointments and is open 7 days a week. And having the wonders of Seattle available easily, always. Oh and my pool and back up pools if something happens to mine. Again. And that's the tip of the iceberg.

I always planned to move to downtown Chicago next. When I landed here, I expected to be here 18 months, maybe 2 years and then move to Chicago for a couple of years. But, Seattle sunk its teeth in to me and even though I feel like I spend all of my time inside here, I'm so glad that 'here' is in Seattle. Sorry Alaska and Chicago. I don't think you are going to make the cut after all.

Spotify knows my spot

I've always heard about Spotify's weekly playlists curated just for you. There's a Daily Mix that when I click on it, it keeps saying I hadn't listened enough for them. BUT today in my library, I found two playlists Just For Susandennis! One is Discover Weekly and the other is Release Radar. I'm listening to Discover Weekly now and they nailed it. They get me. Fun.

My cell service is Project Fi. I pay for data. If I use less, I pay less. So I'm too cheap to use my phone as a car radio. Except Spotify lets me download and then run in offline mode. Also I use offline mode on my swim player to save battery.

The only downside is that all the music is cutting into my podcast time.

Zoey lived through her vet visit. Although she might try to argue that. She complained loudly and constantly all the way to the vet and all the way home. Holy crap, you'd think she was being tortured. They got blood and urine out of her and are running $110 worth of 'senior panel' tests for all kinds of things. Neither the vet nor the technician were able to find anything else - poking prodding, looking. She was bright and perky and sat still when they needed her to. We should hear the Senior panel results in 12 or 3 days. They guided me into hoping for thyroid issues and hoping it's not a kidney problem. So that's what we're doing now.

She is happy to be home and I'd say chances of getting her back into that carrier anytime soon are absolutely non existent.