Today marks the end of week #3 since Ed lost his job and went into retirement. It’s been the most difficult week, so far, at least for me. I chalk this up to the fact that I haven’t been feeling well all week. Nothing else has really changed.
As mentioned in an earlier post, I had a temporary crown put on a tooth, on Monday. I’ve had a lot of discomfort, since then, and will be returning to the dentist again, today. The problem is not the dentist, it’s my teeth and how they fit together, which isn’t normal. Hopefully, “the third time will be the charm”, and the dentist can get my crown down a little lower today. My gums are already feeling much better.
This week also marks the second week I’ve been reducing my HRT (hormone replacement therapy). I’ve been gradually working toward stopping HRT, for over a year, by going down to a lower dosage, last January. I recently began the process of skipping one capsule every third day, another step in weaning off hormone therapy slowly. No hot flashes, so far, but I can tell a change in my mood. I’m hoping my mood will change, for the better, once my mouth doesn’t hurt anymore!
It rained again this week, and we discovered Ed wasn’t successful in fixing the leak in our roof. He got on top of the house again, yesterday, and added more silicone. I’m hoping “the third time will be the charm” for the roof, as well as my tooth. When Ed built our house, several years ago, he put a tin roof on it. It’s been nothing but a problem for the past two years! If money wasn’t an object, I’d have that tin replaced with shingles, in a heartbeat.
Ed and I are still working on getting our business affairs transitioned, in the wake of his involuntary retirement. He was finally able to get the final date that our insurance coverage will end, so we can move forward with shopping for new insurance coverage. For the first time in our lives, we’ll have separate health insurance policies, because Ed’s on Medicare.
Ed and I took a trip to town, yesterday, to have our prescriptions filled and to stop by the grocery store. We ran into a former co-worker of Ed’s, and he told us that three people, at the hospital, had gotten their jobs back, this week. The management company discovered they’d “cut too deep”, so they had to back-track and re-hire some personnel. Hearing this has me wondering about this management company…
The big project for this week, for Ed, turned out to be re-doing our grapevines. We have several vines, and Ed hasn’t had much time to properly take care of any of them. He started with the two vines closest to our house, this week. He took down the old strands of wire the vines were running on, and replaced that with new fence wire. It will take a year or two for the vines to recover, and get properly trained, but the vines should grow much better and yield more grapes, in the end.
My projects for the week consisted of starting a new book and painting some Valentine’s Day sun catchers. I wasn’t thrilled with the way the sun catchers turned out, but, at least, the book is good. I’m reading American Sniper. I wanted to see the movie, but figured the book would be much better.
That’s about it for this edition of Friday Fragments, and I’ll be linking up with Mrs. Fours @ Half-Past Kissin’ Time. Enjoy your weekend!