Was it because it was Halloween or was it because my friend Nancy loves me??? Look what I got in the mail today--
Geez it was an early morning, Michael and I have become so spoiled in our retirement we both detest rising to the sound of an alarm clock but that’s exactly what we had to do today. We were out the door at 6:30am—YUK!
We left some rubber out on the highway and it wasn’t because Michael was driving as he did when a teenager—we hadn’t been on the highway three minutes--a truck was coming toward us with his lights on, Michael saw the deer cross in that truck’s headlights and laid on the brakes. SCREECH and the smell of burning rubber filled the jeep—we managed to slow down just enough to only bump the deer—he/she ran off into the dark.
I had to have blood drawn in Billings and I had to be fasting—I don’t do well without eating in the morning so this blood had to be drawn EARLY!! Michael then had an appointment with his rheumatologist who is leaving practice here in Montana heading to New Hampshire. She is a native Montanan but just decided it was time to see another part of the country—got a great job offer and so off she goes with her three standard poodles. We hate to see her go, she is the ONLY doctor who could make Michael do what he was supposed to!
Errands were next before another appointment—Harbor Freight and to pick up an airline approved pet carrier Michael found on Craigslist for $20!! SCORE as Paulette would say! We also went to Al’s Bootery and purchased Michael some steel toed work boots—he managed to find some Rollie which faintly resemble cowboy boots!
Back to the medical area and an appointment for me. If I hadn’t needed a prescription before we head out of town I would have dressed and walked out. No one should have to wait 45 minutes to see the doctor who is in private practice and doesn’t deliver babies anymore. I could have understood a surgical emergency but nope, she was just running behind. Then when I left and got all the way to the parking lot my cellphone rang, she had written my prescription wrong. Fine, mail it to me, I am not coming back in there!
Finally, off to lunch and a very good lunch I might add, at Jake’s. We had several more errands to run, JoAnn’s, Costco, Wal Mart. It was one LONG day in Billings!! We finally got to Nat’s in time to enjoy a little happy hour with him and to retrieve Emmi.