I went to the office in the morning and got a fair amount of work done. Then, I left to go to the bone density scan.
I left the office at 1:00 p.m. and walked to the bus stop, two blocks away. I saw the shuttle bus pulling up to the bus stop as I was waiting to cross the street! By the time the light changed and I could cross, the bus had already disappeared! Never mind; the shuttle buses are supposed to run every 7 minutes or so. I counted six buses going in the other direction before one came going in my direction! By the time I got off at my stop, it was almost 2:00 p.m.! Fortunately, I didn't have too far to go to the clinic where I had my appointment, as I like to arrive 15 minutes early, because they always have paperwork for me to fill out, every time I go to a new clinic.
Except, when I got there, I couldn't find the building! I drove around the block, a couple of times, before I located it and the entrance, which was on a different street than indicated by the address (when the address said 3rd Street, I expected the entrance to be on 3rd Street, not on the street running parallel to 3rd Street!). But, I was able to park the car and present myself at the medical office with 10 minutes to spare!
Then, they couldn't find me in the system! I explained to the receptionist I had a 2:30 p.m. appointment for a bone density scan and I had called and confirmed it, yesterday. I showed her the letter of authorization for services and she exclaimed, "Oh, you are here for a bone density scan!" "Yes, Ma'am". And she found me in the system! I guess she was looking in the wrong list of patients?! Anyway, she made copies of my driver's license (a photo ID was required) and insurance card and gave me paperwork to fill out, which I did. There was a short wait, which was fine, and I was called in for the scan. The scan took less than 10 minutes, I left by 3:00 p.m., and the clinic even validated my parking, so all I had to pay was $3.00. The technician told me that the scan results will be sent to the doctor in about 4 days. I will call the doctor's office, next week to find out if they received the results.
I was almost at the freeway on-ramp when I realized that I forgot to ask for my letter of authorization back! It had the mammogram authorization on it, as well as the scan authorization! Well, I didn't want to go back, so I just got on the freeway and drove home. I will call them, tomorrow, and ask if they can scan and email me a copy of the letter, so I can have it if I need to show it to the mammogram clinic (although they are usually able to locate me in their system).
I had eaten an apple for breakfast and although I had taken leftovers for lunch, I didn't feel hungry enough for lunch before I left to go to the clinic. On my way back home, I debated stopping for fish and chips, since I was passing the fish and chips place, but, I didn't feel like having that for lunch, either (and if I am going to spend $8 for lunch, it had better be something I really want!). I decided I'll just come home and eat the lunch I packed to take to the office.
But first, since my car gas tank was reading half full, I decided to put gas to the car. Well, I took the turn to one of the gas pumps a little too close to a barrier and knocked into it! The right side rear door is scraped and dented! Thank goodness no one got hurt and nothing else got damaged! Definitely a blessing! The poor car is looking rather worse for the wear with all the dents and scrapes I've acquired, recently, and I feel very bad about it, but the door still works. Gas was $3.59/gal. and I put $30 worth of gas.
Then, I went to the grocery store across the street from the gas station and bought a few things:
|June 6 Groceries|
1/2 gal. milk = $1.99
1 package English muffins = $.69 (reg. price $1.29; on sale because 'sell-by' date is June 9)
1+ lb. red grapes @ $.99/lb = $1.35
1+ lb. bananas @ $.49/lb = $.64
Total spent = $4.67
The receipt included a recall notice for Spam.
After I came home and put away the groceries, I ate a banana and two of the English muffins, toasted, and had a cup of tea.
Then, I emailed daughter and told her about the banged up car (she was very sweet about it, pointing out that no one got hurt, the car door still works, etc.), responded to blog comments, and took a nap! A phone call from someone doing a survey on how I voted woke me up, an hour and a half later! I refused to take the survey, though.
After I woke up, I did a load of laundry, started cleaning the fridge, and ironed the sari.
Dinner was leftovers followed by some of the grapes I bought.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to go for the bone density scan
- Validated parking
- No one got hurt when I knocked my car at the gas station!
- Afternoon naps
- My daughter and her kind words
Daughter and I tried to video chat, but the technology didn't cooperate, so we just said goodnight over the phone.
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Go to the office - DONE
- Bone density scan - DONE
- Clean the litter box - DONE
- Put gas to the car - DONE
- Grocery shop - DONE
- Nap on the sofa - DONE!
- Clean the fridge - DID SOME
- Do a load of laundry - DONE
- Iron the sari - DONE
Thursday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Call the clinic re. authorization letter
- Finish cleaning the fridge
How was your Wednesday? Did you have a good day?