What’s left of Tuesday 26th October

I can hardly do a Today is………….. post because the day is almost over and it’s nearly our bedtime!
It’s 8.20 in the evening and I have only just signed into my blog.

It’s been a very mixed day.
Hubby’s INR has gone DOWN instead of up, but this could be to do with the stuff they pumped into him over the weekend. He will continue with the tummy jabs and an increase warfarin dose for another week and will have another test next Tuesday.

We had a snack out as we had some running around to do, which included some basic shopping. The shelves here are almost empty of cereal, frozen stuff, toilet rolls, cleaning products and cakes and there was little choice of fresh fruit. Bottled water had sold out.
We came home, had a late lunch then Hubby started working on the cabinet and has got as far as he can. Tomorrow will see us buying the board for the top and making sure the cooker fits inside.  There’s no reason why it shouldn’t.

Around 5pm we had a call from Kela’s owner to say she wasn’t feeling well and was worried about the dog. I went round with a thermometer and our pulsox which showed a normal temperature and oxygen level. Her BP was down though so I stayed with her for a while and asked if she wanted to call the alternative emergency health number. She said No, but asked if I’d walk Kela for her. This was no problem so I said I’d be back just after 6.
She was lying down on the settee under a blanket then and I asked if she was cold and wanted another.  She said she was feeling OK and for us not to worry. Hm. Can’t help that.
Anyway, we walked Kela but she didn’t do anything, and when we got back, she’d made herself a cup of tea and had some more colour. We’ve said to call us, whatever the time, if she feels unwell again. She knows we’ll look after Kela in an emergency.

Our neighbour at the end of the garden passed away this morning.  She had been moved to another hospital on Sunday and by all accounts, it was very peaceful. Thank goodness her dog is being looked after and will hopefully be adopted by the guy that took him in.
A very sad business all round.

Keep safe everyone.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to What’s left of Tuesday 26th October

  1. murisopsis says:

    My condolences on the death of the neighbor… Glad you got a puppy fix with Kela – hope her owner is feeling better soon. The grocery rearranged their shelves to fill in the blank spaces. Definitely less selection. I was looking for canned mandarin oranges and there isn’t even a space on the shelf anymore!

  2. I wish I had a good neighbor like you! Hope all of you have a more peaceful day tomorrow!

  3. It’s refreshing to read about neighbors like you! Supportive and reliable are rare these days. I’m so sorry about your neighbor, but it comes to us all eventually I suppose. I had a large shock today when I got the news that a dear neighbor here had died (last week) and, although it was widely known at one time that we were good friends, nobody bothered to let me know. I had a premonition just before I moved up here that this present situation would come to pass, and here it is. A lot of neighbors (far more than when I moved here certainly), and nobody much knows anyone else, nor cares to get to know them. It’s anonymous and faceless and soul destroying. I’m grateful to have the two ladies as neighbors that are like you. I do hope whomever moves in the neighbor’s house to yours becomes a good friend too. *sigh*

    • We think there will be a lot of paperwork and red tape to do beforehand. We don’t know anything about her really, but her house is in a dreadful state as it appears she was unable to care for herself. We know a lot of people on the estate, especially those with dogs, but there are a couple we have become very close to so we ‘look out’ for them.

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