It has been quite a while since my last post. Posting from my iPhone has become a challenge of late.
First, I need to apologize to a few people for not commenting on their blog posts.
- Lynn Claridge has a fantastic blog about her home in Gloucestershire, England. Seriously her blog is rich in history – her personal history – of an ancient house she and her husband restored and have lived in for the past 30 odd years.
- Marilyn has a trucking blog she recently started and is struggling with to get followers.
I’ve been trying to comment on both of these ladies blogs and have had so much difficulty using my phone to do so. Crapazoid!
Joe and I finally got the Chehalis, Washington trucks delivered to Houston, Texas last Thursday. We both got sick with some upper respiratory thing about last Tuesday. Between the two of us we blasted through three boxes of Kleenex. Couldn’t hear a flipping thing with our ears so plugged up with this head cold thing. Hacking and coughing like we were trying to throw a lung.
I later learned, through our daughter the nurse, the flu shot we got earlier in the year was not the correct shot for the viruses this year. The shot we got would not protect us from the malady we were afflicted with recently.
By the time we got home late in the afternoon on Friday we were about done in. We spent the weekend trying to get the necessary sleep required to rid our bodies of this flu. Seeing us in action you would have thought we were no more than stop action figures. Only the stopping was far longer than any action going on.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were spent getting necessary errands done. Joe needed to get his CDL updated since it expires the end of this month. I had to get my DOT Physical done since mine expires the 27th of this month. I also got my CDL updated early since it expires in August of this year. Just driving to these appointments were enough to ensure we were recliner bound the remainder of the day.
When I talked with our daughter, the nurse, about wanting to get off the road and find some different work she suggested that I check into being a “Unit Clerk” of a hospital. I would need to have a course of some kind that would get me familiar with the medical terminology used in the charts and such. I did clerical work for a lot of years and this seemed like an avenue worth checking into.
I made an appointment with a local college which specializes in the medical field to see what they have to offer. I’m in the midst of doing research into the online courses available to me which would not require a Bachelors or Associates degrees.
Let’s face it. I’m nearly 60 years old. A degree is not something that I feel necessary to have at this point in my life. Something that will give me the necessary certification to do the job and allow me to get in at an entry level position in the medical clerical field.
This way, GOD FORBID, if anything happens to Joe and he is no longer around to keep me in the lifestyle I’ve become accustomed to I can take care of myself and maintain my home.
As I indicated in a different posting, December is when I say Adios to the trucking industry. It is time to get into something different and allow me to be home nightly instead of only briefly each month.
Recuperating from this flu has been my main focus over the past several days. We will be leaving, once again, later today for Arkansas to deliver trucks up to Michigan. We have 10 trucks to move in the coming couple of weeks and will need to be physically able to do the job.
This current flu has smitten so many people. It is making the rounds and hitting pretty hard this time.
So, in case you have been wondering why the silence from me I can blame it on my phone and on the flu. Hopefully things are back on track.
Hope you all enjoy a great weekend as it comes around. Time to hit the swimming pools to cool off and get the grill fired up for hamburgers and hot dogs. Maybe some sprinkler time with the kids in the back yard as they cool off if a pool is not available 😀