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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Look What I Got In The Mail and Burning Rubber

Was it because it was Halloween or was it because my friend Nancy loves me???  Look what I got in the mail today--

IMG_5192Nancy grows beautiful pumpkins and my bet is on her being the pumpkin fairy and not Ted the mailman!

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.



  1. You need to set that alarm every morning to get in practice for Mike's new job. My problem is when I set it I can't sleep knowing I have to get up. Oh my, you might want to rethink this.
    James Moore

  2. I wonder how much postage would be on a pumpkin like that:) I cannot comment on waiting for doctors and their many errors for fear of getting my blood pressure up!

  3. I don't do well waiting for the doctor. I once got up and walked out on a dentist appointment, since the new person they had hired was taking way too long to do a cleaning (or something) and I just couldn't wait any longer. This was the second appointment of the day too, so this person hadn't started off very well at all. I just told the receptionist that I had another appointment with one of MY customers at nine, and there was no way I was going to be late. I don't do "late".
    It never happened again. Well, they fired that dental hygienist, so that was that.
    Being professional means being on time as far as I'm concerned. No excuses.

    1. I'm the same way--I worked with some of the most egotistical people on earth in my career--surgeons and I don't wait for doctors any longer. I've walked out without a word at times but yesterday unfortunately I needed something and couldn't get that prescription without being examined. We are so limited here due to our distance (100 miles) to decent medical care. When she finally walked in the room, she knew immediately I wasn't happy.

  4. The amazing part to me is that you don't hit a deer EVERYTIME you get on that highway. We have a lot of deer on our roads back home but that place is overrun.

  5. I hate going to town to do all those necessary things. And when you're held up, well that just puts a wrench in the gears. So glad the deer was a near miss, that could have been ugly!! You're angel is with you!!

  6. I'm with you. I do not do easily accept ineptness and certainly do not easily accept waiting patiently when others are tardy. My time is as valuable to me as others believe their time is to them!

    That was one lucky deer....and lucky for you two as well!

  7. Sure glad Mike has great reflexes and managed to stop the Jeep in time. It's amazing to see how much damage hitting a deer can do to a vehicle - not to mention the poor deer!

  8. scary hope the deer is ok...I hate waiting for or hair stylist...I always ask for the first appt of the day with our dr and we get there and the room is filled ..guess everyone ha the same idea to grab the first appt of the day...


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