Saturday, February 24, 2018

Recuperating on Saturday

I spent the day, today, recuperating.

Last night, daughter insisted that I took a Tylenol before I went to sleep, so I took one, more for her peace of mind than anything else.  She stayed up till 4:00 a.m., because she was nervous that I might get sick in the night and she might not hear me.  But I slept right through until about 10:30 a.m.  There was no pain, just a little soreness where the port had been.   

I was having a cup of coffee and checking my emails when friend R called to say she woke up with a bad headache and a runny nose.  We agreed that she shouldn't visit me, today.  She said she'll try to come tomorrow. 

I've spent a quiet, relaxed day, today.  I really didn't do anything, other than respond to comments on my blog, comment on a few blogs, and play online (sudoku, mahjong, etc.).  I called the temple to let the monks know that the surgery went well.

Lunch was a little more of the leftover Thai food.  Later, in the afternoon, I took a nap on the sofa.  When I woke up, daughter made me a cup of tea.

Later, in the evening, I recooked the curried pork chops and made it into a curry for dinner.  I had it with a warmed up tortilla; daughter had it with rice and cabbage.  I indulged in a little chocolate, afterwards (one Hershey's mint chocolate Kiss).   The sink is full of dirty dishes, but I've been told not to wash them!  I'll probably run the dishwasher, tomorrow. 

Daughter and I have been spending a relaxed evening, watching ice skating.  She also received her lease renewal to sign, so she's reading through it.  The new lease specifically states that the apartment is unfurnished, so we assume that the furniture that came with the apartment, originally, now belong to her!  In the prior lease, internet connection was included in the rent, but apparently, it is no longer included (the original lease included cable TV, as well, but that was dropped the last time the lease was renewed).  Daughter is now wondering whether it is worth it to renew the lease or to look for another place!  Oh, dear!  Here we go again!

Today, I am grateful for:
- Not being in any pain or discomfort
- A day of relaxation and recuperation
- Daughter being home with me
- Afternoon naps
- A sunny, warm day

No major plans for tomorrow, other than doing the dishes and maybe a visit from friend R.  

How was your Saturday?  What have you planned for Sunday?

14 comments:

  1. Don't you dare do those dishes lady! Rest up, it's what you need at the moment. I'm relieved you are not in any pain.
    I hope your daughter soon decides on her lease arrangement. At least it sounds like she can keep the furniture, as I assume if she decides to move that unfurnished apartments will be cheaper to rent. X

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    1. Yes, Ma'am, Jules! LOL! I guess I had better enjoy these couple of days of not being allowed to do anything more strenuous than lift a cup of tea to my lips! :D I do feel like a bit of a fraud, since I am not in any pain or discomfort. But, it won't be long before I am able to do things, like the dishes, and then...I won't want to! LOL.

      I think she will stay at the same place, simply because it is more convenient to do so, but we'll see what she decides.

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  2. Great recovery Saturday for you Bless. I was so relieved to read that you followed instructions Friday and I had misread your blog. Agree with Jules put the Saturday crockery in the dishwasher.

    My son found the same thing back when he was renting. Fewer perks offered each year but increased rent. It would seem to me why make it more difficult on a good tenant. Is there the possibility of negotiating the new lease or is the demand for this area very strong?

    Hope your friend gets to visit.

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    1. Sandy, yes, the dishes from Friday and Saturday will go in the dishwasher, today. :)

      The demand for apartments is very high in Berkeley and the surrounding area. Especially because her apartment is fairly close to the campus. However, she might be able to find something, perhaps a little further away, as students graduate in mid-June and vacate premises/before the new students move in at the end of summer. I will leave it up to her to decide what she wants to do. :)

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  3. Enjoy another day of your daughter and taking it easy while your body recuperates. Those dishes will wait on you. :)

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    1. LOL, yes, Ma'am! I felt a little bit of pain, last night, after I had gone to bed, so got up and took one Tylenol. The problem with not having a dressing on the scar is clothes tend to rub on the scar; but I was told not to put a dressing on it, unless absolutely needed, in order to help it dry up sooner.

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  4. What a lovely little nurse your daughter is! I think she was wise to insist on the Tylenol as sometimes even slight pain needs to be kept down, especially when sleeping. You did well to have a good night and sleep in. It all helps with the healing.

    I wonder if a previous renter left the furniture in your daughter's apartment? It may have been too expensive to move it or perhaps there was a new location already furnished. Even if she decides to stay put, the furniture will be useful when she does eventually move out.

    Stay warm and have a lovely day!

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    1. Bushlady, she really is a very caring nurse! Constantly asking me how I'm feeling, if I am alright. :) As I mentioned in my response to Live and Learn, above, I felt a little pain, last night, and took another Tylenol. I was able to sleep, after that, and there is no pain this morning. There is just a little tenderness, but that is to be expected, I'm sure.

      When daughter first rented the apartment, the apartments were being rented mostly to students and they came furnished. Later, when management changed, they renovated the apartments (removed the carpeting and put in laminate floors) and removed all the furniture from the apartments as they were now being rented to non-students as well. Daughter had to move out of her apartment to another one for the summer, in 2015, while they renovated her apartment and she took the furniture with her, as the apartment she moved into had already been renovated and didn't have any furniture in it. Then, when she moved back into her renovated apartment, she brought back her furniture and she still has the furniture!

      She bought a couple of additional items when she first moved in - a different desk chair, a book case, a full length free standing mirror, a stand lamp, and a stand fan. Oh, and a step stool because her bed is so high up off the floor! I gave her a sofa cover for her sofa and we stored the throw pillows that came with it and I gave her some from home.

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  5. I haven't been around for a couple of days Bless but I'm so glad to read everything went well with your surgery and that apart from the initial nausea you are fine. Your DD is an absolute treasure staying awake just in case you were ill. Having her home with you must be lovely.

    That's a nuisance for her to have to start weighing up the pros and cons of renewing, it would have been much easier having decided to stay where she was if the lease remained the same. Is decent rental property easy to come by where she is or would it be hard to find something?

    I agree with Jules, take it easy while you can. There's plenty of time to catch up on bits and pieces when you've fully recovered. Any surgery and anaesthetic takes its toll so while you have some help sit back and relax. xx

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Yes, everything went well and she is a very caring nurse, isn't she?

      Rental property is in very high demand in her area, because the university is there, because it is so close to San Francisco where rental property is even harder to find, because "silicon valley" with all the high tech companies are located up there. She might find something a little more affordable if she moved a bit further out, but, again, she will need to weigh the pros and cons. I offered to pay for the new extras - internet connection, etc. That $60 or whatever a month won't make much of a difference in my budget, whereas it makes a big difference in hers. So far, however, she hasn't accepted my offer. She's determined to be financially independent; it's important to her. So, I'll let her figure it out. It's all part of growing up, isn't it?

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  6. Glad you're recuperating without incident. As you know, I always have an opinion. Does daughter like her current apartment? It's a lot of work and hassle to move, find a new place, complete arrangements and notifications, change DL, ID, and cost to arrange utilities, mover/truck, decisions about organizing/placement every single item etc. New place always has potential for unanticipated problems. What would improve her circumstances, safer location, nearer workplace, better transportation, lower cost per square foot, facilitate your visits?

    I wonder since you plan to retire later in the year if you'd visit DD rather than have her relinquish holiday time to you.

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    1. Thanks, Hon. Your opinion of daughter moving runs similar to mine. Daughter does like her current apartment, so we are thinking she will save herself the hassle of moving. Lower cost per square foot would be ideal, but, there's very little available that is lower in the downtown Berkeley area. She'd have to move further out and that brings other things to think about, such as a longer commute time.

      Daughter would rather visit me than have me visit her. Partly because, when she's here, she gets to see her friends and do things with them, as well. Also, my visits to her have to be kept short because someone has to be here to tend to the cat!

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  7. So glad it went well and you are feeling little pain. Also you are very lucky to have your daughter home to help you. Now you rest and let her do the helping!

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    1. Thanks, Anne. Yes, I'm lucky to have her home and I am letting her help. :)

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