Day 301: A Better Friday

I managed to get some real sleep. I did awaken when Susie was up getting a snack but went back to sleep. I slept-in until 9:30ish and able to start slow and easy. I took Friday off as I was too tired to return to work without any good sleep for most of the week. I am still a bit fuzzy, but I can find my way.

Susie was up at 10ish and was catching up on her medications. Her Thursday pill was missed in the chaos yesterday from the bleeding from her surgery. Today we got back to more normal. I had replaced all of the bandages yesterday, and we had no extra bleeding today. I replaced a few today, and the wounds look as expected.

Susie had three Eggo Waffles with peanut butter. She rested while I waited for the groceries. I had them delivered from Safeway. I was surprised that it was a Dasher who delivered them; it used to be a Safeway truck. I put away the groceries and waited for the physical therapists. There was no shredded cheese; I worked out how to put in a claim. About 1/2 of the Safeway orders have been short or include things I did not order. This time I thought I good to tell them. Before, I thought I should just accept what I could get as it is a pandemic, but I think now, we should deliver right after all this time. Be it a bag of cheese or a Covid-19 vaccine.

I tried to put PT off, but today is an insurance day. Susie was assessed to need more PT, and we were also assessed to pay 100% of the cost as it is a new year. I have not yet reached 2021 out-of-pocket maximum, and so I must pay 100%. I have money, pre-tax, put in an account to cover these kinds of things. I had doubled it for 2021, and it looks like I will quickly exhaust it and reach my out-of-pocket maximum. I might not get to February this time! March was the last record for reaching the max.

I could complain, but I am happy to get Susie the help she needs and use the tools available to me to reduce the cost. Susie was timed again, and the hallway trip using her walker was 47 seconds today, better than her best. This with holes punched her legs covered with bandages!

I made beef stew and cornbread muffins for dinner. I cannot get the flavors right; it is only average stew. Someday I will get the hang of Instant Pot cooking.

Susie took a nap. I watched a terrible movie, Solomon Cane. I then caught up on the TV series The Expanse. It was another excellent episode.

Sorry, not a very interesting day. I also started to edit the most recently written and very long Howard story: Howard In Florida. This is the longest Howard story today, more than 11,000 words. Howard attends a computer convention in Florida that resembles the one I have attended. It will take a few weeks to get it all edited.

3,914 people in the USA died from Covid-19 today.

I thought God of Grace and God of Glory, Methodist Hymnal # 577, was a good choice with all the crazy.

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