Not A Great Way To Start The Day!

A man goes to the hospital and says, “Doctor, I think I’m a bit hard of hearing”. The doctor replies “Can you describe the symptoms?” The man says “Sure. Marge has blue hair, Homer is fat and bald”.

At 7:30 AM I headed to the LB Airport as my plastic surgeon is in the new buildings at the east end of the runway. He took out the twenty stitches and I returned home to get Sue clothes needed for coming home and cleanup a bit. No sleep for 26 hours so far.

The traffic was horrible getting to the 8:30 AM appointment…we never go out that tie of the morning and forgot about the traffic caused by schools! I just took my time and listened to Glenn Beck on Am 1150!

Traffic in front and in back…Bumper to bumper along Spring Street

Sue was in a regular room and was feeling a lot better. She was tired of the bed so she decided to watched the foot traffic along the hallway (I think it was easier to ask everyone if she could go home). The janitor said she could but I convinced her that was not a great answer!

I visited several times during the day and Irene came and stayed a while after she taught school over at Los Alamitos High.

At 4:00 PM I went home to get a hours sleep and of course the doctor called. He said they were running a blood culture. A blood culture is done to: Find a bacterial infection that has spread into the blood, such as meningitis, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, a kidney infection, or sepsis. A culture can also show what type of bacteria is causing the infection. Blood samples are processed by a machine, and it may take a few days for the results to be available.

The bad news that she had to stay another night because they want to watch her for any further signs of sepsis and be able to administer the proper antibiotic as soon as possible.

“I want to go home”

My last visit was at 6:00 PM and I stayed until 7:00 PM but finally departed as she had dinner, I brought her fake wine, and I needed some sleep… I was going in 36 hours without sleep. I was fading!

Looking west as I departed for the evening

We and I noticed that there were many more black nurses that before and none of them knew Dr, Rucker. We thought this odd. After striking up a conversation with our nurse and she said she lives in Florida, we were further confused. Then I remembered, the Los Al nurses were on strike and these folks came in from all over the country to fill in. They did a magnificent job! They knew everything including the procedures, equipment, etc. Our male nurse was from Mississippi and he was happy to be here and away from tall the heat and humidity.!

One last look at the entrance before we slipped off to Staples before going home!

On the way home the Grey Ghost reminded me to stop at Staples and pick up the manual on the Sony Alpha-6000. Joe, our son, gave me the camera as he heard me complain about the old Canon 60D being so derned heavy! I had Staples print the manual on 8 1/2 x 11 paper so I could read it.

Sony ILCE6000L/B Mirrorless DSLR Camera w/ 16-50mm lens was just what I had been looking for! I can test the limits of my creativity with the premium mirrorless DSLR that’s focused on speed and doesn’t weigh five pounds!. Every artistic shot —from fast-action to candid—benefits from 24.3MP detail and the world’s fastest auto focus. For capturing crucial moments that go by in a blink, the a6000 can shoot 11 photos in one second. It’s compact and easy to use, too. Two quick-access dials let you change settings on the fly. Very intuitive.

Amazing features but so light!

All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs – The ?6000 is a super compact Mirrorless camera that’s about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR, yet it has the same size APS-C image sensor as most DSLRs.

One at 8:00 PM, I did our bills in the office after talking to Robin and Lisa Chartier! At 8:30, 36 hours with no sleep, I crashed. I fell asleep in about ten seconds. Of course, that’s why I am finishing off the blog at 4:00 AM! The house is wide open, the temperature is down to 74 degrees, and I plan to get a few more hours sleep starting right now!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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