Not a lot going on
since the last post indicating not a lot going on. LOL.
I experienced a few
days of the mother of all gut episodes, after eating roasted brussel sprouts —
which I’ve enjoyed sprouts before with no problem. As to why the sprouts tried
to kill me this time is a mystery.
At any rate, the
episode caused me to not only miss participating in a 5K this past Sunday, but
also caused me to realize I was putting the cart before the horse in planning for
a tummy tuck instead of first having a Gastroenterologist take a look inside
and see if anything can be done to end these episodes.
Kinda reminds me of
how stupid I thought it was when a company I was working for had me send out
bids for street paving. Shortly after the street was paved, everything looked
nice and smooth, the company then decided to send out bids to tear up the new paving
to replace pipes under the road. The result being we were back where we
started, with a bumpy road, not to mention an enormous waste of money.
So not wanting a
bumpy abdomen, I cancelled the September 4th appointment at the
plastic surgery clinic and am now waiting for an appointment with my primary for
referral to an internal specialist.
I was actually
rethinking plastic surgery before the gut episode made my mind up for me, because
initial contact with the clinic was unpleasant, which I took as a sign.
Once I received
notice the referral had been accepted, now I was to call for an appointment, I called.
I responded to all
the questions the appointment secretary required to prove my identity, which
were plenty, she then asked to verify my telephone number.
She then asked, “And
the other telephone number is?”
“I don’t have another
“Yes, there’s another
number listed here”.
“Well, I don’t have
At this point I’m
thinking, as she continues to insist there's another number, what difference does it make inasmuch as I’ve already given her sufficient
information to identify myself — name, birthday, address, member number and a
telephone number which matches her records.
As she continues to insist
there’s another number and begins to tell me what I need to do to correct the
problem, I began to boil and was thinking of hanging up and forgetting the
whole thing, when she finally stops talking to me like a child and says, “But
I’ll go ahead a schedule you for a class”.
Like she’s doing me a
I really wish now
that I’d asked for her supervisor or had told her to take that class and shove
At any rate, the
second sign I should forget the whole thing was that a three-hour group class
presentation is involved.
I figured the class
would show me horrible disgusting surgical procedures that would make me
rethink the procedure, but I stilled planned to push forward — that is until this
latest gut episode caused me to realize I should put the horse before the cart.
So that’s where I am
Not seen much of the
seniors except, as I was returning from Thursday’s workout, Apache comes
running up to the car to tell me he’s gotten another one of the big wigs at
I think that’s two
notches on his belt, maybe three. I can’t keep up. LOL.
Apache has this long
running battle with Corporate and our office staff.
everything to castrate him, keep him in his place, but he always comes back
stronger than before.
What happened this time
is, late one night, Apache spotted someone on the premises trying to steal
Corporate, and office
staff, had ordered Apache, under threat of eviction, to stop patrolling the
complex, stop calling the police. And further, to not confront unauthorized
persons on the premises.
That do not approach
I’d agreed with, having told Apache many times it was dangerous for him to do
He didn’t care about
the danger, even though he’d once had his nose broken by someone he tried to
At any rate, Apache
went to the office about what he’d seen.
The office told
Apache to stay in his lane.
Apache then sent an
email to corporate, indicating that the car thief was not able to get the car,
but did damage in the attempt. He further pointed out that inasmuch as the
property is Crime Free Certified, there are rules and regulations required to
maintain that certification and corporate and office staff are in violation of
A big wig at
Corporate emailed back for Apache to stay in his lane and further “We don’t
want to hear anything else about what’s going on over there”.
It’s the job of
Corporate and Management to see that we’re protected … especially if they want to keep the crime free certification.
Apache got the proper
organizations involved and that Corporate Big Wig was fired for his email response about not wanting to be bothered with what's going on over here.
Not sure where the
new Community Manager, whom we all like, fits in all of this, but he’s still
As for Apache, that
guy is covered in Teflon. Nothing they do can stop him.
Other news is ... the Baker is out of
her unit. Well, kinda sorta.
She’s wearing a boot
and gets around on her husband’s motorized wheel chair.
So that's all I've got for now. Life is slow .... and I quite like it like this.
BTW. Last week’s Your
Opinion Counts survey, didn’t count for much. I received a “We’re sorry. Please
take 10% off your next purchase”.
As if there will be