June 7th, 2019


I sent the nurse practitioner in my lung doctor's office a message via My Chart on Wednesday. I said in the note that the crisis had past and I was just looking for information and possibly a prescription refill so there was no hurry. Even with the no hurry, I kind of expected a response by now. But, so far, nothing. When I saw her last, as we were leaving, she said "if you need anything, just call me or send a note in My Chart". hmmmmmm

I first signed up with my current financial adviser more than 20 years ago. He retired about 10 years ago and sold his business to Tyler. Tyler's been great. He's done a fabulous job with my money. About twice a year, he likes to get together face to face which I always think is silly but he's so nice, I always comply. And he checks in on the phone really more often than is necessary but I love that. Last December, I had a question and had a really hard time getting a hold of him. Finally I got his assistant who handled the situation perfectly and alluded to Tyler's tending to some kind of family issue. Perfectly understandable. But, now it's June, and I have not heard a peep. I don't need to particularly. And I can see my money on line any time I want. Plus his firm is with Ameriprise so I'm in no fear of a Bernie Madoff situation but still the silence is getting curiouser and curiouser

Two days ago I sent an email to an Amazon vendor requesting a return on a purchase that came incomplete. I heard nothing. Today I contacted Amazon and got the run around and now have to wait two more days before the next step.

Hey people! Quit ignoring me!! It's getting annoying.

In other news, I did not swim in my usual pool for three days in a row and consequently got abandoned, it seems. I had the whole pool to myself for most of my swim. Where are all the peops who used to swim with me?? There was one other swimmer. This woman who comes fairly regularly. She brings a lot of swim gear - paddle board, pull buoy, fins, water bottle. She sets them all up at the end of the lane and then she steps into the shower. None of this is particularly unusual. Lots of swimmers do this. But, most, unlike her, swim for more than 15 minutes. I've never paid close attention but I don't see how she has time to even use all that stuff in 15 minutes. Seems like a lot of effort for little reward to me. What evs.

Today I have one quick errand that requires the car. I think I'm going to make it happen just about lunch time and stop and pick up a poke bowl at the same time.


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Lunch of champions!


One of the people on my friends list a few days ago posted about an addiction to Diet Dr. Pepper. I, myself, am not addicted. I could quit any time. I could. Really. But why the heck would you want to????

When I first moved to Seattle. Early 1991. You could not buy it anywhere in town. I thought moving here might have been a huge mistake. Finally one day I was in Safeway and the manager was in his office and the door was open and I waltzed in and explained my dire circumstances.

He started special ordering it for me. By the case. He'd order, he'd call and tell me when it was in and I'd go pick it up. This went on for about a year. Then, one day, I went to pick it up and some yahoo stock boy had mistakenly put my case on the shelves and they sold out in a day. My manager friend, saw the light. And stocked it for real from then on.

Now you can always fine it on the shelves but usually only a lone six pack or 12 pack of cans. All stores are always out of the size I like. But, I know that they deliver to the Cash and Carry on Thursdays. So if I get there before Saturday, I can score a case usually before they run out.

I went today and got the second to last case. WHY or why does not everyone always make sure they have some on the shelves??? Oh well. I have my stash now all refilled. Whew.

And a nice fat poke bowl. Things are under control here!

postie mcposter today

I did finally hear from the lung doctor's norse practitioner. She thinks my problem is allergies meets pool chemicals that I'm not used to.  I don't think she's right but what the fuck do I know? She said that I should start Flonasing it for a a while and deep six the old inhalers.

She offered up a prednisone prescription, bless her heart. I love that stuff so much. It never fails to fix me totally. I don't need it this time. And, I have a supply on hand but she put a prescription for it in my My Chart so if I need more, I can get it myself. This is so nice. I have, in the past, had a hard time convincing doctors that it was prednisone time. Now I'm covered.

And the inhaler prescription has already been sent to Costco. So yeah! It's still going to be a while before I try another chlorine pool.

So tomorrow after my swim, I'm off to Dollar Tree - again - and this time I'm stopping at Popeye's, too and then I'll come home via Costco. It's a plan.

Dinner time here. Wish I had that Popeye's now!