This is what I woke up humming this morning. I must say I could play this score all day and not tire of it. The brilliant Michael Ball & Il Divo - what’s not to love? Yes, in case you didn’t already know, I am an incurable romantic. So shoot me!
Jeffrey picked me up early and we set out in the (suddenly) frigid cold weather. What happened? Yesterday it was in the 50s and today we’re shivering in the 28’ F range with 20 mph winds! And…I cannot wear long trousers because of the leg rash. All my summer shorts are in the laundry Jeffrey was taking home to wash for me and the only sweats I have are way too big for me nowadays. Three of me could fit in them. Not a great look, if you get my drift.
So guess who wore a kilt again today? The more I wear them, the more I love them. I wore the Scottish Wool one - and yes, with underwear - along with a tee-shirt under a long sleeve sport shirt and covered all with a hoodie. When he picked me up, Jeffrey thought I was nuts since he was bundled like an Eskimo or a frozen Elf. Take your pick.
With lists in hand, we were off!
I had sets of house keys made for Jeffrey and Nicole, so they can get in if I’m not up to opening the door, for any reason. I also shopped for a small electric space heater for the bathroom. There is no vent in there for the central heat and the thermostat died in the old heater that's 10 years old. Bought that, too.
With winter making its early debut, Jeffrey wanted to look for flannel sport shirts. We stopped at Eddie Bauer, Bass, and Dickies. Finally found one he liked, a handsome plaid and well made; I probably should have followed his lead, but thought I’ll hold off a bit and see how the money goes.
Hit the pharmacy for a refilled script that has done wonders for an annoying dry cough I’ve had since the hospital. The cough is almost gone completely. Grocery shopping was next then we headed for a few hot coffees and breakfast.
Happily, the wool kilt kept my torso and lower body warm. Because of the strong winds the only thing to get cold (now stop with the evil minds!) was my nose. The old Twig & Berries were fine, thank you. The hoodie kept my head and ears toasty and the feet weren't bothered at all.
Walked in the door around noon to a strange “chirp” sound that Jeffrey recognized immediately. I was clueless until we walked into the bedroom. The chirp was emanating from the smoke alarm, (which I thought was electrical since I had never changed a battery in the years I’ve been here) so Jeffrey asked for a 9V battery and hunted down the battery location inside the device. Thank the Goddess he was here because I could not have climbed a ladder to search for the hidden pocket.
It took him a few minutes of huffing and cursing, following wires, setting off the test alert a few times, to zero in on the exact location. Let’s just say the battery compartment is well hidden. The battery power is only used if the electrical power goes off and it functions silently. How would I have known of the battery’s existence? I wouldn’t. But FIVE years? That's some long-lasting battery.
He grabbed the laundry bag, the last of the house plants, and the new set of keys. Then he gave me a hug and headed for home.
After putting everything away, I got into bed and took a short nap. Woke up a while ago with leg and back pain, had a quick sandwich for supper and took a pain med. I am tired, so I think I’ll snuggle into bed and read a few hours until I fall asleep.
Another day of adventure and misadventures; and tomorrow begins with Labs at the Center. Not sure I can stand being out of the house two days in a row.
I am amazed.