It’s A Zoom Day

Fact: You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than 2 miles away. – The world’s largest animal’s heart weighs about 400 pounds — approximately the size of a small piano.

It was cold and froggy out this morning; I could not even see the top of the hill behind us!

We were up early as the cleaning folks will be arriving at 8:30 AM, and we need to be on the road by 8:45 AM. We went to Los Alamitos Medical Center and saw my dermatologist for a six-month checkup. It is about 20 miles from our house, but all my doctors are right there in the same building, too convenient to change! The fog was still heavy when we reached the top of the hill on Cannon Street.

We could hardly see and had our lights on and going slower than the speed limit!

The first doctor was my dermatologist. When I got there, I found out he was fired today. I’m told he made too many rash decisions. All looked well but he did take three biopsies and I will know in a few days about what the plan of action is going to be.

Now, we headed off to see the dentist to get a new crown for my back tooth. That was easy, about 20 minutes, and we were good. While I was there, I asked her “What does the dentist of the year get?” She wasn’t aware that they get “A little plaque!” It probably was not wise to tease her when she had a drill my mouth!

It’s now 11:30 AM, and the hunger pains began to occur. We decided that Aces Bar and Grille would be a good stop. We both had salads and, yes, one glass of wine. The salads were fantastic. We also played the jukebox via our phones, and we had REAL music going. We talked to the owner, and we are going to go over some Wednesday evening, and he will move the furniture so we can dance. Perhaps six couples. He is excited about that!

Great food and friendly people!

One more stop before going home; CVS had two meds for me and several pictures we will give to people tomorrow at Girls Night Out.

We made it home and watered the baby; we thought the cleaning folks would be there, but alas, she was still under the weather. We stayed home about fifteen minutes before hitting the road again.

Like being shot out of a cannon, we hurried toward Tustin, stopping the Walgreens for some meds for Mary. Finally, we arrived at PT, where our bodies were bent into figures unrecognizable by most people. After thirty minutes of being mistreated, we departed.

PT is underway!

Next stop; the cleaners, and then we headed home for the second time today. We again watered Scout The Wonder Dog, and he was happy. We agree with Will Rogers, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”

We got our “meals on wheels” delivery ready and called Jan; she needs a good five-minute warning. We made one stop on the way, the post office, and we brought her several goodies, and we sat for an hour enjoying a glass of wine and walking about stuff.

Hey Jan, we’re back! Hide the silverware!

It’s a nice feeling to go to Jan’s because we can sit and talk, and time slips away. We laugh and giggle, and it is relaxing. I pulled up the photo we intend to give to the guys tomorrow, and everyone got a good laugh! I felt a little bad when the girls suggested I should have been in the picture with my hands in my lap!

See no evil; hear no evil; see no evil!

Now, it is time to head home after a lovely visit.

It’s a mile and a half to home; we can do this!

It was just getting dark when we arrived home, and Scout and I wandered around in the back forty of the house, and I snapped the last vestige of this beautiful and productive day. I couldn’t see the sunset because there was dusk in my eyes.

I was confused about dinner so I went to watch the sunset and think. It didn’t help though, it just left me in the dark.

The sun had set in the west!

I thought I had listed to Mary when she said what we should have for dinner but I think I missed, bu quite a bit.


We had a small bite to eat and hit the sack around 8:30 PM after talking to Robin and Colleen on the bat phone. Mary watched two movies and I just plain went and crashed during the first one. I managed to stay awake for the second but at 11:00 PM it was lights out.

Another good day; Mary and I work together like a well-oiled machine, especially on errand day!

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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