Friday, February 13, 2009
Where did the week go? It seems as if a month has passed since I posted last. On Wednesday I finally made it to my routine doctor's appointment that I have been trying to get to for the past three weeks. Due to ice and snow storms I had to reschedule it two times. My blood work results for the HDL and LDL was within 1 to 3 mg/dl of where it should be and the triglyceride was high by 23 mg/dl. A 173 mg/dl result for triglycerides is great progress for me, because in the past it has been considerably higher. Of course the A1C results for my diabetes was 8.6% which is a bit on the high side, the average being 4.4 to 6.3%. That leaves me with the Vitamin D test, which is still showing a deficiency. So I am back on the Vitamin D medication and increasing the insulin. I will be trying my best to make some improvement in the next three months.
We ran a few errands on the way home, one of which was looking for a percolator that we could use on the wood stove to make our coffee when the electric goes out. We have been in search of one of these since the last power outage during the ice storm. Super K-Mart carries them if anyone else is looking. It was getting very close to supper time by the time we headed for the mountain. We decided to just buy something that didn't require cooking. The winds were picking up when we pulled into the driveway and the sky opened up with the rain. I did a quick check of my e-mail and started to answer one when the lights flickered off and back on. I lost what I had written of course. I tried again and once more the lights went off and back on. I gave up on the e-mail and decided to go ahead and shut the computer down. Just as we were sitting down to eat dinner the lights went off for good. We ended up with a candle light dinner. The next morning we had wonderful coffee perked in our new coffee pot. We got our electric back about noon yesterday. They reported on the news last night that some areas won't be getting their electric back until Sunday. That storm was a bad one. We were fortunate and didn't suffer any damages. I am normally pretty calm when we have strong winds, but these winds were the strongest we have had since we have lived here and they were very loud. Even in the dark when I looked outside I could see the sky. There were several times that I went to the window to look for a funnel cloud because the winds were so loud and forceful. I realize that the wind sounded so loud because of all of the trees that are around us. Reguardless, I was scared and I said plenty of prayers. Even if I don't know where the week went,I am glad that it is over. Thank God It's Friday and we made it through another week! Have a safe and happy Valentine weekend!