Today, I had a blood test scheduled for the early afternoon. I try to schedule my blood tests for the morning because they are usually fasting blood tests (although, today's one wasn't). But, I couldn't get a morning appointment for today or for next Monday, so, I selected the early afternoon appointment. I tried to fast even though it was not required, but, by 12 noon, I was getting hungry! So, I had a small serving of tomato soup and went for the blood test. I didn't have a long wait to be called in and I was glad I had asked the clinic to email a copy of my lab order (this is the one that I had misplaced and couldn't find), because the lab claimed they didn't have the one that was supposed to have been faxed to them!
After I came home, I felt a little light-headed! I don't know if it was because I had been hungry, earlier, or if it was the four vials of blood that were drawn, or if it was a side effect of the anti-histamine I had taken, yesterday (they are effective for 24 hours and 24 hours hadn't passed since I took it). Probably, it was a combination of all three. Anyway, after I came home, I had more soup, a slice of toast, drank some lemon-lime soda, and rested on the sofa.
I had planned to take some of my tomato soup to friend R, after I came home from the lab, but, I thought it would not be wise to drive when I felt light-headed! I will take her some soup, tomorrow, instead.
I had also planned to call the furnace people, this afternoon, to find out what was happening. But, someone from the company had called while I was having my blood drawn and left a message! I called back as soon as I got home and got the message. He was calling to schedule the appointment with the inspector! Yay! However, the earliest date he had available was for the first week in November! November?! November 3rd! I asked if they can't move it forward because I tend to feel cold and might want to turn on the furnace before that! He asked if the new furnace was working and I said, yes, but, I don't want to use it until the inspector had been and signed off on it, especially since there are openings in the wall so that the inspector could see the installation! He said he will check what he can do and promised to call me back within 40 minutes. I had my lunch while I waited for him to call.
He called back before the 40 minutes were up. He had spoken to one of the technicians and he had said that it was safe to use the furnace, even with the openings in the wall, that they were there only to show that the vent has been placed correctly, etc. Well, I still feel reluctant to use the heater before the inspector has inspected, but, it's good to know that I could technically use it if needed. He said he could also bring the day of the inspection forward a bit, to October 28. I accepted his offer to bring it forward by a few days. He also said that a technician will be present when the inspector comes to inspect, which is good, because if the inspector sees something needs adjusting, the technician would, hopefully, be able to tend to that. I don't know when the plasterer will be able to tend to the walls, but, first things first, I suppose. At least, things are being scheduled!
Later, the light-headedness went off and I felt OK. I did three loads of laundry, including the bed sheets, did a little embroidery (still working on the basket of fruits!), and cooked a ground turkey curry, some broccoli, and a pot of rice for dinner.
In the evening, when M was here to tend to the garden, we decided to pick Wawa Melon because the vine had started to die. It weighed in at almost 4lbs!
|Wawa Weighs In!|
|Ready for Sampling|
- Watermelon from the garden
- The blood tests were done without a fuss
- A safe drive to and from the lab
- M tending to the garden
- The furnace inspection has been scheduled!
Today's joyful activity was harvesting Wawa Melon!
Plans for tomorrow include taking some soup to friend R and vacuuming (as I didn't finish vacuuming the rest of the house).
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?
10/3 - 1 craft book
10/4 - 3 anime books (daughter's; to be donated)
10/5 - 1 pack of HP playing cards (daughter's; to be donated)
- 1 Rubik's cube-type 3D puzzle (a triangle, instead of a cube; daughter's to be donated)
10/6 - 6 bottles of old dried up craft paint
10/7 - 5 knitted scarves