Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Trials of Room 115

You just would not believe what all has happened since Thanksgiving. Let me try to wrap it up as easy as possible:

1)We spent more time driving on the Thanksgiving holiday than anything else. We did get home to replenish things and exchange summer to winter clothes. We also had a nice dinner with my husbands sister and her husband. By the time we got back we were ready for a rest but the next day was back to the grind again.

2)My husbands tools were stolen out of the gang box at work. Someone had literally drilled holes into the box to get in. (This is where all of the workers put their tools at the end of the day. Each morning they reclaim their tools to start the day) They are suppose to be replacing everything that was stolen. Needless to say, the night crew was all fired.

3) When I got my laptop 4 years ago (i was shocked to realize it had been this long) Windows 8.1 was installed on it. When Windows 10 came out I was given it for free. I loaded it and everything was working beautifully until they decided to have the update on this version as well. All hell broke loose on my laptop. Needless to say I was on the phone with Microsoft for almost a week working with them. They told me I could wait for the fix or else go back to Windows 8.1. They helped me to go back to what I originally had. The only thing was, the driver for the Wifi never loaded with the program. That's all I use here so we had a problem once again. I had to find a ride to the library on two different occasions to let Microsoft get back into my computer to get the driver on. So now I am back on the air I hope for a while.

I guess this post was long enough this time. Hope all are well your way.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017



We are headed home tomorrow for Thanksgiving. I have my internet off at home since we are not there. Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Be safe!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time for an update:

Andy, thank God is getting better each day. Including his allergy medication he was taking seven different things. He is now down to three. That horrible cough is still here but getting better than what it was.

I am over my sinus infection finally.

Since we have been in this hotel room we have gotten a new fridge with a separate freezer compartment, a table and two chairs, (did not have one in here) a new monitor heater/ac. The microwave groans once in a while so I am guessing it is going soon too. I was told at the office they are face lifting this place starting this month. I have not seen anything going on yet. This over haul is suppose to take two years total. Please don't get my wrong. It sounds like this place is a dump but it really isn't. It is unusual for someone to come and stay in the same room for a long time. Normally when the room is vacant everything is turned off. 

I hope I don't jinx my hubby by writing this. He is the only one that has stayed well since we have been here.

We are planning to go home for a couple days around Thanksgiving to take our summer clothes back home and restock for winter. I have been buying things here and there to keep warm so far. Our coldest morning was 12 degrees a couple days ago.

Friday, November 10, 2017

What an ordeal! As I said on my last post my birthday was on the 8th of November. I turned another decade. That 60 mark is close to retirement age and social security and then medicare. I think that is why it bothers me so much. You really are considered a senior citizen. Now with all that said let me tell you about my day:

I got up as usual in this hotel room and got the coffee brewing and the hubbies lunch made and finally got him out the door for work. Next it was the cocker-spaniel's turn. I fed him and gave him his allergy pill as usual. An hour later my day changed drastically. My Andy threw up all day long and then developed a cough.  Of course we don't have a vet here since we are just staying for work so it was off to the animal hospital. (My hubby walked in the door from work seeing me clean up yet another mess). I got on the phone and found an animal hospital about a half an hour away. Now since the time has changed it was pitch black out. My GPS on my phone didn't tell us about all the construction so we had a lot of turn arounds but we finally made it there. When the vet checked him over she asked us if he had been around any other animals. Of course! Where we are staying they had a huge dog show down the road this past weekend. A lot of the people stayed at the hotel where we are with all their animals. I am talking from Mastiff's to little ones. Anyway, by the time we came out of there Andy was given a shot for the nausea thank goodness and 4 scripts. Yesterday we had to go back over there again and get a cough suppressant because the cough was getting worse. He is slowly mending. My husband had planned for us to go out to a nice dinner for my birthday but by the time we got back to the room it was past 9pm. He had to get up at 4:30am the next morning and get to work again. Neither one of us had eaten anything but were very tired so we just went to bed. ( earlier in the day before all this happened I had treated myself to a breakfast for my birthday from Friendly's next door. I didn't get but a quarter of it down before all this started. Needless to say it ended up in the trash.) I don't think I will be forgetting this birthday too soon. Do you?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Well here I am celebrating my 60th birthday in this hotel room. Hubby of course is off working. I usually don't see him for 12 hours at a time once he leaves the room to go to work in the mornings. I have a sick dog today. But one of the house keepers here brought me a birthday card and a baggie with cookies in it. I was totally shocked on that one.

I can't believe I have turned another decade. One of my sisters texted me and told me "you are just getting that much closer for social security" Oh my!

Out of seven of us kids there is only one now that isn't in the 60's.
Forgive my ramblings.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I was really surprised to see how big Halloween is here in Pennsylvania. Sadly I won't get to see the little ones trick-or-treat this year. They are always so adorable in their little costumes.


Monday, October 23, 2017

I have just gone through a nasty week. I don't like to wish my life away but I hope that black cloud moves forward to someone  else. Ha! 
A week ago last Sunday my dog came down with diarrhea. It just kept steadily getting worse as the day wore on. (I can't change anything in his diet or he really gets deathly sick) I have to give him his allergy meds with a bite of a hot-dog. He usually eats the
Oscar Meyer brand. When I went to the store the week before they didn't have any on the shelf. So I decided just to grab another brand. Hot-dogs are hot-dogs right? I was so wrong! I had to end up calling the vet. I had to boil chicken in the electric frying pan I got for the room and mix it with rice to feed him that for three days. Now I must say this, every time his stomach gets thrown off from anything he breaks out in bumps on his back. Therefore here I am again giving him antibiotics to get rid of that. 
Now it's my turn:
After getting up at a Godly hour during the night to let Andy out (I sweat a lot from hot flashes) I caught a chill It was cold enough to see your breath. When I got up on Monday morning I was so sick. I called my doctor right away and he immediately called me in the Z-pack. (antibiotic). Two days later I called them back and they prescribed a cough medicine. I sounded like I was ready for a pine box at this point. She even told me so on the phone. Here I am at day seven now (5 days on meds and 5 days off) and I still have a touch of this stuff but much better. I am ready to empty the 2nd bottle of cough syrup. I might have to get 1 more. My sinuses are so messed up where my nose bleeds now when I blow it. At least that pine box can wait a while longer.
Now hubbies turn:
He woke up with a toothache and swears he can't miss any work. So I have a call out to the doctor's again (God bless him for working with us out of state). 
I think it is time for a good week. Don't you?