Wednesday in the early-early, Frankie’s cousin Connie came and picked me up. We had a long day and a lot of driving, but we got to the funeral just in time (it got moved up to 10:30 and I didn’t get the message), then spent the rest of the day with family. Connie lives in South Alabama, so she doesn’t get up to where her family lives very often. Connie was wonderful, I did get to meet with Mari at the gravesite later (Connie went back to put flowers on the graves). I got home around 1 am. I probably ate more Wednesday than I had been in any 3 days
since my surgery.
I did get Frankie’s cellphone back from her granddaughter. Technically it’s my property… Turns out that Gloria’s granddaughter needed a cellphone and was willing to pay me $50 per month for it. Frankie had been paying me $30 but we didn’t have Internet on it, which costs another $10, so it’s still a $10 net improvement in helping me pay the bill.
I have been eating a lot less the past month or so, and have dropped 15 pounds to show for it. My low so far has been 230, I need to get down to at least 225 and 220 would be better. About 7-1/2 years ago I hit my high at 305, good to be down this low. When I was living on the river in Asheville, walking 11 miles each way to and from town, I got down to 215, but that was a combination of exercise and starvation. Right now I can’t exercise until I’m done healing from the surgery.
Anyhow, I am home. Things aren’t as bad as they were, and not quite as good as they were before I met Nan, but I’ll be all right. My car is STILL in the shop, and now I can’t get any straight answers from anyone as to what is going on with it. Just getting my car back would improve my life more than 100%.
Meade took me on my errands today, bless her. I got the cellphone mailed, got my month’s supply of pipe tobacco, and went to Voldemart for groceries, then filled up Meade’s gas tank. I’m behind on my rent, with the idea that the money can go to get my car out of the shop… not really doing that well at putting money aside, so I started paying it to my credit card and not using the credit card. It has a $500 limit, and I’m somewhere around $100 right now.
I just talked to Astarte and thanked her again for the food. Sisterhood Is Powerful, Inc. has been providing one meal a day to me, box dinners stored in the refrigerator. Between those and the little bit else I’ve been eating, that’s how I’ve lost weight. They could likely make money turning it into a weight loss program LOL. I will start sending some money to SIP next month. Of course I don’t have to… but it makes them feel more appreciated and makes me feel less like a homeless person.
Life is being very lifelike. Hope yours is going well. No news on my father, but he’s sleeping a lot… which is better than the coma he was in earlier, likely caused by the leukemia meds they’ve been giving him.