24Feb23: Andy wants some loving…

Andy stopped by.

I could tell he wanted some loving!

That’s easy to do. I rubbed his face, head, ears, and chin, all of his favorite things!


What a day yesterday! At the corner of Burham Drive and Box Butte, about two blocks from the hospital, I drove over the hump of snow blocking the intersection after Box Butte was graded.

I misjudged how much of an obstacle it was and got good and stuck.

After failing to get free of the snow, I realized I had to get to the hospital for dialysis, on foot. I guarantee a walker in snow is not a happy thing, especially in subzero weather. I kicked on the hospital door, trying to get someone’s attention – the door is locked until five o’clock, and I got there before that time. No one heard the commotion!

Anyway, at five, the door opened, I got in, cold as heck, pissed and frustrated.

The nurses fixed me up with extra blankets to warm me up and Tanya told me she’d call Greg, her husband to see if he could get my car unstuck. Within a couple hours, she brought my keys back to me. Greg had managed to get my car unstuck and had parked it in the hospital parking lot in one of the dialysis patient parking spots. Whew!

The outcome, since this is a complication for anyone, but more so for someone with a disability, I will have to overcome my resistance to carrying my smartphone in future if there is some possibility of this sort of complication happening so I can alert them at the hospital. 

I offered to buy Greg and Tanya lunch, but Tanya told me that was unnecessary. I am grateful, regardless, that they came to my rescue.


I’m still sorting through the unwanted changes in settings on my laptop that came about from the lethal Microsoft Edge two-and-a-half-plus hour update on Wednesday. I’m having a wonderful time trying to access my bank account information online since the update wiped out my access code. I keep screwing up trying to reset it. Each time I try, I manage to have problems, then the damn account gets blocked for security reasons! I guess I should take heart. If I can’t access my own account, then neither can anyone else!