As an aside, I only gloated a little bit about our Prez-to-be and what a wonderful day it was to be alive and a citizen of the USofA in this new and hopeful era! *grins*
Amazing what one can get done if one ignores any type of distraction. You know. Phone calls, email (Except for the ones I was working from), Instant Messenger, pleas for help, bitching team mates, folks from Brazil or India, car fires and burning buildings, fire and brimstone falling from on high, etc...You know, just the usual stuff. *grins*
So what the hell was I supposed to do with the rest of my day? I called the respiratory therapy folks and setup an appointment for this afternoon, that's what!
To get the Darth Vader Machine re calibrated. Set an appointment up for two in the afternoon. This would leave me with enough time to get home (on the bus), grab some lunch, pack up the machine and drive across town to my appointment.
Called BBFH's cell. She didn't answer, of course. So I left her a detailed message saying I was taking half a day off. (Take THAT for your unplanned vacation bitching). Then followed up with an email to My Asian Overlord AND BBFH. Basically said this was a medical thing (it IS!) and I was bailing at lunch to take care of it because sooner would be better than later. POW!
She did IM me to whine about it, but since I don't really work for her, as she is fond of pointing out when I ask her for something, I was having none of it. Logged off at around 11:00 and walked out to the bus stop. Uneventful ride out to the Park and Ride, and thence (it is a word!) into the car and to the house.
*Aside - I just looked outside. Jeebus! It ain't even 6:00 PM and it is DARK outside - And not just a little either. Gonna take me a bit to get used to this*
I pull into the driveway and The Queen's car is in the driveway. This in itself is pretty unusual, but she was sound asleep upstairs. Merciful heaven! She must be some kind of sick. This hardly EVER happens.
I pack the Darth Vader Machine ™ up as quietly as I can. Program the address for where I'm going into the TomTom ™. And quietly leave. Stop and get some lunch *DON'T ASK WHERE*
And then set off across town. I arrive and every one is very friendly and helpful. Arturo, the respiratory technician resets the machine, gets me a new water reservoir, hose, some filters, and a NEW MASK! Dude! All for the low price of about $30.00! My part. Insurance's part is much larger. But that's why we pay them!
He fits the mask for me. Takes my money and courteously sends me on my way.
I am really excited by this change. I am hoping to get that same feeling I got when I first got The MACHINE ™ Even after as little as 5 hours sleep I was bouncing (BOUNCING I TELL YA!) out of bed in the morning.
Kinda like a crack head after the first time they smoke it. They spend the rest of the time trying to get that same rush! And usually never do! Only this is in a good way!
I feel like I have been productive as HELL today.
Oh! And the fence guys have finished. Except for the hauling all the crap away! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!
So that was my day. What did YOU do?