Bella is out sunbathing on the front steps at the moment, and I have some time to kill before getting ready for work, so I thought I’d try writing something to update this blog o’ mine for the first time in ages.
I haven’t had an Internet connection for several months, except through my cell, so posting entries here was an exceptionally challenging task. I managed a few, but the novelty soon wore off, so I stopped. Also, I didn’t really have anything to write about. I know, that’s never stopped me before, right?
I got a new Internet provider about a week and a half ago. It’s not the best service, but it suffices. I also got reintroduced to the world of television by getting a satellite dish strapped to the roof of Casa Bill. I do enjoy that immensely. I’m not going to name either the Internet or satellite companies because I pay them for their services, and they’re not paying me for any advertising.
After two years, I finally managed to get caught up on all of my overdue crap from when I was unemployed, back in 2009. I somehow was eligible for a huge tax refund this year, and that cleared up everything, and allowed me to hook up the services I mentioned in the previous paragraph.
A bit has been happening here and there in the past few months during my absence from these pages. As I mentioned in my last full entry, I was diagnosed with diabetes back in January. It’s really a mild case; it’s such a low blood sugar count that it’s really not affecting me at all, except I have to take a few pills for it. I do need to start an exercise program, because weight-loss would definitely be a step in the right direction, but all I’m really doing so far is walking Bella daily. It’s a start. To be honest, this is such a mild case that I don’t truly believe I have it. I’m living largely in denial about it right now.
I’ve also started bringing an end to my being a total recluse for the past several years. I actually go out once per week now. My friend Dave and I both discovered that we get off work at the same time on Tuesday nights, so we’ve started going to Poncho & Lefty’s
after work on that night. It’s kinda like years ago when we used to go there a LOT. We’ve been trying to get others to join us, but so far, no luck.
I’m still working at the clinic. Over the past few months, since our organization was bought out/taken over by a medical corporation called Essentia Health
, headquartered in Duluth. There was a six-week period during March and April when the company was preparing to convert to a new computer system, so they rented a local elementary school that has been closed for a while, and gave everybody classes on how to use the new system. My department didn’t get these classes, but I got some extra hours over those weeks by being the person selected to go to the school every day after classes, and clean the building. So, I was not only a clinic janitor, but also a school janitor. Excuse me, Environmental Services Aide and Custodial Arts Engineer. That’s all finished now, so I have to find extra hours by other means.
Well, that about wraps things up for now, at least for the explanation of why this blog has been silent all this time. I’m going to close it off, and get it posted. Have a great day, everybody.
Labels: Bills, Diabetes, Tuesdays, Work