Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Weekend Report Plus

The cooler weather that blew in this weekend was a much needed respite. We did not get any rain, but our hope was renewed that the weather would not be forever above 100. You would think that we would have gotten much work accomplished being cooler and Labor Day, and we did get lots done. Yet, not not nearly what I was hoping for or thinking we would do. Such is life. Plans do go awry.

Friday was a busy day for me. After homeschool and lunch with my girls, I went to Lawton to buy building materials for us to do some serious work over the weekend. Now, anytime you got to Lowes or Home Depot, you can count on things not going well. Rarely can you walk in and go right to what you need and find it easily. Friday was one of those days. While at Lowes, I had a melt-down. I don't know if it was a serious hot flash or fever breaking, but it was disconcerting to have sweat pouring off my body. Fortunately (if there can be a fortunately) it was 105 outside, so no one really noticed anything strange about me sweating profusely. I left Lowes since they could not find what I needed and went to Home Depot. Did you know that HD has 16 handicap parking spaces? Really?! Normally I would not mind parking way out, but I was not feeling at the top of my game, it was hot out on the blacktop pavement, and I had lots of things to buy and carry back to the car. It all worked out, though. I was able to pull up close and have help loading the car. They must have noticed I was abnormal hormonal.

Saturday Toby had to work some at Halliburton, but we worked on the house when he got home. We have been doing electrical work - putting in plugs, switches, and light fixtures. Deb, don't freak out, but I've been learning a bit of electrical stuff. There was that, "Toby, did you turn the power off?" Toby, replied, "Of course." Ka-pow!

Saturday evening we went with Jesse to the cheap show to see "Cowboys and Aliens." I liked it. It was certainly different, but how could you not like a movie with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Keith Carradine in it? Lindz, Shay and Janice met us there along with our other friends, Ruth and Alan . Afterwards, we went and had yogurt at the new Cherry Berry place in Duncan. Big times!

Sunday we went to WF to see our moms. Mine was not doing well. My younger brother had taken her to the doctor on Saturday, but she was still not good. More on that coming.

Monday was Labor Day, so of course we worked. I was a little disappointed that we did not get major stuff done on the house, but we did get lots of little things (important things) done. Jesse was home and helped too. The house is coming along nicely - I need to remain patient.

Tuesday, I went back to WF to take Mom to a new doctor. She had made an appointment with this doctor in order to get in with him. It was good thang, because she needed to see a doctor no matter what. We spent all day with this doc while Mom had a slow IV to get her levels lined out. He seemed to want to get Mom on the right track, and he took a real interest in her - unlike her past doctors and clinic. It was a long day. I did not get home until 8:30 PM, but there was a noticeable improvement in Mom.

Today I get to be with my BG's. I think we will start world geography - and have lots of fun with it.


Deb said...

There was that, "Toby, did you turn the power off?" Toby, replied, "Of course." Ka-pow! That just about made me spew my coffee all over my keyboard. Safety first Missy! Next time you're at the HD pick up what's called a volt tick. Less than $10, battery operated and holding it near whatever you're going to work on will tell you audibly whether it's live or not.

'Cowboys and Aliens', did you know that John Wayne's grandson is in it?

Bag Blog said...

I did not know John Wayne's grandson was in the movie, but Buck Taylor (Gunsmoke) and his son and grandson were in the movie. Kind of cool.

Thanks for the tip on the volt tick.

Buck said...

I hope your Mom is doin' better, Lou. It's a great good thing she's found a concerned doctor... I believe that's half of any health battle.

Laboring on Labor Day... what could be MORE appropriate, eh? Well, mebbe birthing (if your name is Moogie).

Geography! What FUN! Geography was always my favorite subject... I just have this thang for maps and stuff.

wv: shasodia. A very small Middle Eastern country in between Kingpoporia and Prinzcokeistan.

Bag Blog said...

When I told Toby my plans for geography, he wanted to come too. He loves maps and things too. Plus, I was just so excited about sharing places with my BGs that it was catching.

You have such and imagination!