September 16th, 2021


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Woke up with Spook on the bed curled up close against me. Usually she maintains some space because I tend to roll. It was a night of fewer but more painful trips to the loo. Asked for more meds, but was told to get a CT scan instead. Will have to schedule that somehow. Requested an appointment online.

Called a critter control company and they said they would have their regional manager find a contractor for me, and he would call me back in an hour. Never called. Will try another agency tomorrow.

Ran a dishwasher load, mostly good but not so good on the large bake pan and it missed one of the stacked salad bowls.

Packed up the pair of empty SodaSense cartridges and drove to the PO to drop that off. On the way back grabbed an Amazon bag out of my mailbox, BD alcohol swabs.

Training zoom session from 2-4 and group meeting 4-5. The latter was poorly attended. The former revealed that the woman who uses meth as a coffee creamer has bailed. They now need 2 more contractors. Actually they need 10 more but are in denial.

Tomorrow I was scheduled to "ride along" an actual session at 2:30, I see it has bee changed to 12:30. No notification of the change, it just appeared on our scheduler page. Next week they have me down for three overnight sessions.

Deliveries today: a supply of medical TMI, inserts for 45 RPM records, moth disc hangers (hung 5 in strategic locations and stored the 6th). And a new TP-link router. Very nice design, will probably put it in place of the Netgear on Saturday.

The morning dose of the new insulin knocked me out pretty good this evening, took a nap at 6-ish, Spook joined me. Up around 8. Consumed a packet of steamed rice with butter. And some rainbow sherbet. Or was it mint chip ice cream? Hmmm.

Watched 90 Day Single Life, Big Ed keeps blowing a good thing with his jealousy. All these people are defective.

90 Day The Other Way was reruns. 

Minimal Jade time. She needs a family, no other pets.

Plans for tomorrow:
Call another critter control referral place
Hope to get answers from CT scan and urology appointments
Ride-along session, I think it'll be a New York baseball game
Change the litterboxes
Lots of things on Tivo. Exploration X is going to Thailand, that should be a hoot.

Orioles Win a Game

Banana and PNB breakfast after a horrible night of getting up every half hour it seemed. Spook did not join me, she mostly stayed under the bed. Finally got out of bed around 6.

Lots of noise behind the house - the park sent masons to remove the very broken cinder block wall between next door house and the Wetlands service road. They put up a temporary wire fence.
Clinic called, they had better drugs waiting for me at CVS, so I went and collected them.  I think they are already helping.

Watched the latest Nevada Outdoor. They interviewed a photographer from Winnemucca  who did a book of Northern Nevada photos. I liked what they showed and went searching for the book. $700+ on Amazon. No thanks. $4.75 on eBay, okay.

12:30 work training was a "ride-along" to see how the job is done, finally. Two people shared the tasks, but the main thing is s was a full baseball game, which ended up going extra innings, in the rain. They should have called it after 5th inning, but the away team was winning by a hair and the home team was about to lose their 100th game this season. They ended up winning.

The way the stream was shared, we all got to talk about the game, sports in general, ask questions of the event operators, and banter. The quality of the video was superb. Audio was a little low but okay. Once I found the tools they were using it was easy to see what the source quality was. I think they are required to do too much documentation for the role, though.

Snacked all through it because it was a headshot only tag for each of us.

Kind of boring, as baseball tends to be, but closer to what the job description was than what our prior training indicated.

Salad and broccoli beef for dinner, apples and honey for dessert.
Watched most of a Married At First Sight episode. It is clear most of the matches are not going to work.

Plans for tomorrow:
Up at 6 for 7:15 skin cancer surgery.
Maybe join the soccer match which is tomorrow's ride-along, if I'm feeling up to it. They start at 9:30 am.
Change the litterboxes