The past week has been a really non-stop busy, crazy week. There was good and not-so-good things. I will try to bring things up to date, in hopes of getting back on track.
Bill was due home last Monday. His truck broke down, needing major repairs. Unable to finish his delivery and then come home, he was struck at a semi-truck dealer/repair shop, two hours from home.
I was packing to get ready to fly out to Arizona to see my doctor at Mayo Clinic. The Internet went out. I tried to get re-connected, to no avail. A repairman was to come out the next day. I went to pick Bill up from the repair center. By now it was Monday evening. He could not leave his load, until the other "swap" driver picked it up, taking responsibility for it.
We got home about midnight, Tuesday morning. I was able to re-connect to the Internet, as it suddenly prompted me to do. By the time I succeeded, it was time for me to shower, dress, and leave for the airport. I had to be there at 4 AM. I left Milwaukee in a rainstorm. I arrived in Denver in a snowstorm. They had to de-ice the airplane wings three times before we could leave Denver.
Phoenix was warm and sunny. Wednesday I was able to take a little walk through the Mayo garden, and appreciate the blooming cactus. Being such a "North Woods" girl, it is a treat to experience such unique beauty. I visited my favourite statue, "Transformation of the of Shaman". She is a beautiful bronze statue along the garden trail. This is the statue I had painted on my cast last year, after my ankle revision surgery.
The rest of the day was spent in Radiology and with physicians. The revision surgery was successful. I will have to have future surgeries on that ankle and the other ankle, too. For now I am happy that this part is over; Mayo Clinic was able to repair the first unsuccessful surgery.
Thursday morning, I left Phoenix at 7 AM. It was a very long day, with another layover in Denver. I got back into Milwaukee in the evening. Bill picked me up at the airport. He had spent his time doing chores and projects around the house and spoiling the Girls: Maggie, Grizelda & Chloe Jo.
The Internet was out again when I got home. I spent Friday waiting for the repairman. He finally made it to the house about 6 hours late. He then spent three hours fixing the wires to our neighborhood, and exchanged our modem.
Saturday was spent running errands and catching up. Bill also shocked me by trading in our old Dodge Durango. He bought me a brand new car. I now have a red 2013 Ford Focus! I love it! It was truly a surprise. Bill really is a wonderful guy, I cannot stress that enough. I am blessed.
We have talked about adopting a dog. The past couple of years, we lost our three dogs very close together. They were 16 & 17 years old. Maisie & Wiley were Shelties; Polly was a Border Collie/Coydog. This past Sunday we were approved by a Sheltie Rescue organization. We will be adopting a Sheltie as soon as she is available. We have one that we are very drawn to, who really has had a struggle. She deserves a good life, and we want to provide it. I will share her story at a later date.
Bill's truck was towed back to "The Yard", to be repaired at the company headquarters. In the meantime, he took a bus down to Florida to "rescue" another truck. He will either drive it back to "The Yard" or use it until his truck is repaired.
I hope that things will get back to some semblance of normal. I am not entirely sure what "normal" is, so I just hope it settles down. I hope Bill is safe on his "rescue mission". I hope things ease back into a routine here at home. I hope we get to bring home our Sheltie soon!
I'm back. Thank you all for your good wishes, patience and understanding. I appreciate it.