Venturing Out….

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Today we took a day trip to visit an old friend( 20+ years ) who lives in a neighboring community 24 miles to the northwest of where we are. Many of our friends migrated up this way from South Florida through the years. But she is one of the reasons we chose this area to call home. She is a good friend.

Besides needing a change of scenery, and a chance to catch up with her, as we haven’t gotten up that way in months, I needed her help with a verification letter for our food assistance application.

She is not online, and has been dealing with some biggies of her own, including the loss of her husband and some of her own health issues that have surfaced since his death. She also has her grown son, his gf and a granddaughter living with her now, which presents other issues for her. Jinny is one of the most positive people I know, but has been down a lot lately. She’s had it tough too.

Regardless I knew I wanted to visit with her besides needing her help, but because of what she herself is dealing with and because of the gas expense, we have been putting it off. Only $10 for gas, right? BUT, it’s hard to spend it, when you don’t have it or need to spend it on something else. In our situation I can give myself a headache, with all the strategizing. We always have to ‘plan’ our trips wisely.In this case, were able to justify the expense, but barely.

We couldn’t put it off any longer and very glad we went. We had a nice visit though left to leave for our journey home mid-afternoon because my husband wasn’t feeling well and I actually drove home which is rare. I know I don’t talk of my husband’s health much but there are some issues and when he has these episodes, I worry about him.

He seened to get over -heated, and began sweating profusely We know from recent blood work he has some metabolic disorders, as well as high blood pressure and long untreated ulcers.

We are in the midst of a very slow process of applying for Medicaid for him because we don’t have insurance and he has several ailments that need tending to. Right now he is getting some primary care through our local health department but even so, his medical expenses are mounting up.

Once home I made him drink plenty of water and take a cool shower and then we took a nap.

All is well this evening but I wanted to explain my absence today. Smiles.

Will catch up with you all tomorrow.

SO for now. I wish you all sweet dreams and an awesome week!