Hi, my friends! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I’m sure some of you have breathed sighs of relief to find your FeedReaders relatively unencumbered . . . LOL Don’t get too comfy, though . . . I’m hoping to catch up sometime after Wednesday.
I went with my Mum to two medical appointments. This involves taxis, and the second involved another trip to the lab while we were in the vicinity. This on top of the usual errands and all. So not much rest for this wicked one . . .
As well as busy, I’m fighting off the same lurgy as Narfie7 (can bugs get through the ‘net? someone should be checking . . .) I’m using my old standby remedy, baking soda in water, but not hot water; I’m already tired of being hot, although the weather here’s been more temperate after those two days of ridiculosity (40C !!).
In fact, yesterday, I caught the bus up the three blocks to the mini-mall north of 137 Ave. I left the apt in nice sunny weather. At the bus stop out front, I was checking my phone for the next bus to arrive and noticed a few sprinkles; bus came, I rode to the transit centre and it was raining! Walked the length of the transit centre and it was pouring, plus now there was small hail!! Still had a half block to go, so trudged on . . . note that for the first time this year, I was wearing a loose rayon top, but no T-shirt underneath (my usual preference). I had one hand over my phone case and purse (lucky it’s small) and one alternately shading my eyes and wiping the deluge from my face. It was nearly impossible to see. Now my runners were soaked (they have holes in the soles, as I’m wearing them out and also waiting to find worthy replacements) so I quit dodging puddles and plowed on through . . . arrived at the door of London Drugs just as it tapered off to sprinkles again. They have only a few windows at the front, and I was headed to the computer department at the back. People were trying not to stare . . . my clothing was soaked through to the skin, my long grey hair (luckily pinned back a bit LOL) was streaming water and my face couldn’t have been wetter if I’d cried for a day. It was such a short downpour that people had a hard time believing it even happened.
The best thing was finding an awesome deal; a regular price, not a sale price, too! I bought two flash drives for under $40 each. Yes, that’s a lot of money and I’d only planned to buy one, but these ones each hold 64 Gigs of data! I remember when kilobytes were the big deal; now I take 64Gigs in stride. I even splashed out on two lanyards to hold them. The sweet young lady waiting on me insisted on attaching the lanyards to the drives for me, telling me she liked to do the small bits. She was so nice, it took me a while to let her know, gently, that I’d been working on PCs since we booted up with floppys. I’m sure she thought I’d have trouble figuring out the lanyard attachment . . . but I had to remind myself that what she saw when she looked at me was likely a homeless bag lady in an improbably purple batik top, drenched to the bone and dripping all over the floor. lank hair and all . . . I meant to take a photo in the hall mirror when I got home, but forgot, so you’ll just have to imagine it . . . and it’s ok to laugh! I did!!
Anyway, all that chilling out (I walked all the way home, with a stop at the grocery store, so was well and truly ‘cool’ by the time I was home again. How I miss our old clawfoot tub that held enough water to reach to my chin and in which I could stretch out. I could have used that last night. Instead, I was back downstairs in dry clothes, but now with one of those hacking coughs that just don’t stop. I went through a whole package of Hall’s drops in the one night, even though I’d had two doses of Buckley’s while I was up at Mum’s. It’s one of the new clones and not the awful taste from my childhood that I love so much. And it was brown! not white and creamy . . . oh, well, I’m taking the bottle down with me tonight!
So all of that by way of saying it’s been crazy and it’s not showing signs of sanity any time soon . . . I’ll post in the next couple of days if possible, but more likely it will be after Wednesday. Hope you are all having lovely weather and a temperate pace of life! Not likely, I know.