Yesterday, Ed had the cataract removed from his right eye. His surgery went well, and we both survived 🙂 One eye done, one more to go, in about another month. The whole experience was an interesting one, but it’s one I’ll share it in another post.
The toughest part of the surgery, so far, has been keeping Ed relatively inactive. He’s not one to sit around much, but he can’t bend or lift anything very heavy right now. He was thrilled, this morning, when, at his post-op check-up, the doctor cleared him to ride his new lawn mower tomorrow! Me? I’m not so thrilled with that idea!
Guess what?! We are continuing to get rain! It rained another inch yesterday, and, once again, our yard is underwater. However, after watching the local news the other night, I’m not going to complain anymore! Some people, in nearby towns, actually had their homes and cars flooded, this week. Thankfully, we’ve avoided that catastrophe, so far. Suddenly it doesn’t matter so much that our yard looks like a pond or that we have to wear rain boots to walk outside! At least it’s still dry inside!
We’ve also been having some random lightning strikes, along with our evening showers. This week, a football player at a nearby university was struck by lightning during football practice! Fortunately, he survived the strike, but the incident served as a bold reminder of just how dangerous lightning can be.
We had another interesting encounter with a Dish Network technician, this week. Our service went out on Monday night, and Ed called to report it. The representative blamed our signal interruption on the rain, and said she couldn’t do anything to help us until the weather cleared. The problem is, it wasn’t raining here at the time!
So, I called and reported the problem to a different representative. He, also, tried to tell me it was due to the weather, but I told him it was not raining here at the moment! I then proceeded to tell him that we had a spliced cable that had been taped together with electrical tape–and then buried! The rep finally agreed that we needed a service tech, but said he didn’t have an available appointment until two days later!
When the service tech arrived, two days later, he informed me that he had a “quick fix” for me–moving the satellite dish to my flower bed! I.think.not! The tech was not a happy camper when I declined his “quick fix”, but he smoked another cigarette, then remorsefully dug a long trench and buried a new piece of cable. We’re back in service again.
Sorry about that last fragment, it was a long one, but that’s it for this week’s edition! I’ll be linking my fragments with others, over at halfpastkissintime.
Have a great weekend!