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There Are So Many Things I've Missed...

With this fucking illness. For so long.

*Trying not to bitch about it, but some things should be said*

Like going out to lunch while running some errands.

Dinner Food!!

I ate at the Avalon Diner (again. So what. I like diner food) and while I was having lunch I decided to walk over to the Bed, Bath, and Beyond that's close by just for a walk about. Plus I was looking for a couple of things.

A set of wall hooks. Or two. One of those curved shower curtain rods. Could have bought them online. No matter. I can use the movement.

Besides a walk through BB&B? Who can resist that when you've got the time?


Waiter at the Avalon gave me the senior discount. I didn't even ask. Haha!

I HATE CRAPPING IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS. But sometimes you've no choice. Sorry guys. Coffee... Need I say more? Half a pot here at home and then their industrial strength mud with my BLT...

Then I left the diner... And started walking...

**Second hand smoke sucks**.

And the woman (standing outside of a Guitar Center Store) blowing it was a good distance away too. I had already passed the store and found a handy bench. But I was down wind from the entrance. I think it was more the smell than any thing else. Dunno really. It irritated me nonetheless.

That BB&B was a lot further away than I thought. I was about halfway (by my reckoning) when I checked Google.

A half mile... WHAAAAAAAT!?!

Took me a long time, but I got there. And thank the gods I had sense enough to snag a handy (and loose) Hobby Lobby shopping cart. Wouldn't shop there these days, but I'll confiscate one of their carts for my use. I could drop my air bottle and the bag with my other stuff in it and push it. Meant I could go a bit further before I had to stop. And I stopped quite a few times.

But it sure popped my step count (*not that I'm counting, huh!*) into the stratosphere. 4,998 steps for about 2 miles! And I huffed my way all around the damned BB&B too! My usual count ***(still not counting, huh!) ***averages between the high hundreds to about 1,700.

So I know what this means...

The über guy that picked me up at BB&B, Alfred, pulled up, and popped the trunk and loaded my stuff without so much as a, "By your leave!" It was more of a, "Hey Tom. You can have a seat in the back. I got this." He's from New York and we were both lively and full of conversation. I told him how surprised I was with my recent adventures with COPD both pre and post hospital. And he told me about when he rec'd a gunshot wound in the Bronx!


And I've got another tale to tell as well. The dang DAWG, Toby got by both the House-mate and I and shot out the front door last night after I took out the trash.

We spent a good 20 minutes wrangling his ass back to the house. That'll be another entry. Maybe.

**Annnnnd I cannot tell if the cut thing worked... Sheesh. I'm still a little rusty I guess.


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May. 11th, 2017 04:31 am (UTC)
May. 11th, 2017 05:18 am (UTC)
ahhh love the Avalon diner... haven't been in years. And the 59 diner!
May. 11th, 2017 01:11 pm (UTC)
Both are (or were) Houston landmarks.

59 Diner just up and suddenly closed all their locations a while back. Completely screwed all their employees. No notice or anything.

It was always my favorite.

I think their brand started eroding when the started opening new locations. Maybe they tried to grow fast.
May. 11th, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
wow!! that must have been pretty recently.... I ate at the one in Katy when they opened it just a few years ago
May. 11th, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
Last year. February I think.
May. 11th, 2017 10:12 am (UTC)
The cut thing worked :)

Maybe you should go out more often! Sounds like a nice day out. maybe you'll be a bit tired tomorrow :)

Second hand smoke does suck, btw.
May. 11th, 2017 01:15 pm (UTC)
It was pretty nice.

*My dawgs were barkin' last night, for sure.

But I'm not too sore today. Took advil last night. That likely helped.

*Means "My feet were sore"
May. 12th, 2017 09:32 am (UTC)
Ah, your poor old feet. Mine do that, too.

Thanks for the explanation. I would never have known what you were talking about, otherwise!
May. 11th, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
Sounds like all in all a good day!
May. 11th, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
It was. Kinda feeling beat up today... I'm not surprised by this. It ain't too gawdawful. Taking it easy. Still have things to do though.
May. 13th, 2017 12:56 am (UTC)
Sounds like a good day overall! As a former smoker, I can't even stand to be around someone who is smoking now.
May. 13th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
It really was a good one.

I like to hang out in bars. And this will make it a bit difficult. And then there's that whole OTHER thing too that keeps me out of my natural habitat. But once that is done, we'll see.
May. 13th, 2017 02:58 am (UTC)
You have COPD too? There's too many of us. I'm having problems with farm burning right now. Funny, moved to the coast to get away from the pollution, learned all about agricultural burning. Have to shut myself inside if I start to smell it. We might move again next year.
May. 13th, 2017 08:50 pm (UTC)
Was first diagnosed several years ago. Had my first really serious exacerbation a few weeks aqo. Ended up in hospital for 5 days.

Read back a few entries. I believe it is all there. If not, ask me.
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