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Green Room - Week 20 - Day 2

"Where is the Green Room?"

I woke up this morning to go to my doctor's appointment. I was running late for the bus, so I figured that I would just post afterward when I got to work.

I went on the bus - over the bridge - to my doctor's appointment. I went in, it was a *really* sort talk (literally she hasn't seen me in over 6 months and just asked me if there was anything she should know about and sent me on my way). I got the paperwork for the routine bloodwork she wanted, and I was off.

I walked to the usual lab - which is near the bus stop and was thinking "I will be able to make this next bus across the bridge and back to work really quickly".

I sign in. Sit down. Wait to be called. I go up, hand them my paperwork and my insurance card - and they tell me that they don't take my insurance.

Apparently my insurance company has an exclusive deal with *another* lab company. So I leave and start trying to figure out where the closest one is... walk back another 15-20 minutes to the closest stop for a bus that will take me close to that location... and then wait...

and wait... eventually a bus shows up. I get where I need to go.

I go into the lab, they have me sign in and tell me "It will be 45 minutes to an hour wait".

I look at the clock. There is no commuter bus that will go over the bridge for at least an hour and half after I'm supposed to be getting into this appointment.

I text my boss to let know that I won't be coming in. (Fortunately I took the day off, but I told them I would *try* to come in.)

And I waited... and waited... finally I got in, and they had trouble inputting the doctor into their system. So I waited some more for them to figure that out.

Finally everyone was set - and the blood work itself went smoothly. Maybe the best it ever has.

So I caught the bus back to the station where I'd be catching the commuter bus... waited about another hour and half.

I thought "I'll put the Green Room from my phone while I wait!" But my phone was almost dead. So I figured I would do it when I got home...

Ended up missing the connecting bus after I got off the commuter. Sat in downtown Tampa until the next one showed up about a half hour later.

Eventually I got home, fixed myself a snack and felt something weird,.. one of my back crowns fell out!!! Note: My dentist was about a 15 minute *walk* from where I was at the lab. If this has happened earlier, I could have fixed it easily. As it is, it will be awhile before I can get back there and have it recemented.

So that's why there was no Green Room until right now - and that's the kind of day I've been having.

How has yours been going?


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Apr. 27th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
Mercury retrograde starts tomorrow. Maybe you're having Mercury retrograde eve?

Apr. 27th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Whatever it is, it sucks.
Apr. 27th, 2016 09:16 pm (UTC)
Gah. And this is one of the reasons Americans drive everywhere, unless they live in a city with really good public transportation. Unfortunately, those are mostly in the New England area. :(

Today is not as sucky as Monday (Monday was pretty terrible), but OTOH... two entries due over the middle of a busy work-week? Ugh. :(
Apr. 27th, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
Not as bad for me. I did have a headache for much of the day, but my husband worked from home so I could go to a parent-teacher conference and hear how awesome my boy is.
Apr. 27th, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)

Oh, ugh.  Just ugh 😕

Today is our 13th anniversary (whaaat?!?) We're leaving tomorrow for a quick getaway! 

For all the bitching we do about our mass transit we truly are lucky we have it.  I honestly cannot imagine how any metropolitan area can operate without it.

Apr. 28th, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
Apr. 28th, 2016 11:24 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Apr. 28th, 2016 07:02 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary! Our 14th anniversary was in March and I had the same reaction - whaaaat?? haha! :D
Apr. 28th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!

We just looked at each other and murmured, "It's been THIRTEEN years?!?!?" LOLOLOL Then I remembered we knew each other before I knew LJ existerd! :faints:
Apr. 28th, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
lol! Yeah it's the same for us. We were together a few years before my hubby told me, "Hey I heard about this site you might like, called LiveJournal..." That was in 2001, and I've had an LJ ever since, hehe!
Apr. 27th, 2016 10:53 pm (UTC)
dayum. Poor Gary. I hope you get your crown glued back on sooner than later.

Public transportation in America....is ridiculous.

I had a good day.
Apr. 27th, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
For a moment, I had an image of you having to bus around with a vial of your own blood. I imagined you were just holding it out where everyone could see it and the passengers around you grew increasingly uneasy.

"Don't worry everyone," you would finally have to say, "It's mine."
Apr. 28th, 2016 10:05 am (UTC)
Considering Gary's in Florida, I don't think anyone would have noticed. They're used to strange things on buses.
Apr. 28th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)

Always store your dead shark under your seat.
Apr. 27th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a 'pecked to death by chickens' sort of day; I hope your tooth isn't painful with that crown off it.

I have an ear infection. I'm exhausted. My granny's going in for a knee replacement next Monday, and because she's increasingly confused, and scared about confused, and resentful that she can't take care of herself, it was a huge struggle to get her to go a preop appointment. She'd received a letter in the mail, a voicemail, it was written on the calendar - and she absolutely insisted there was no appointment today. Then said she didn't feel well anyway. and on and on and on. Thank god for my aunt; the most stubborn one of the family was here to give her a ride and managed to shove her into the car and go.
Apr. 28th, 2016 12:13 am (UTC)

I woke up at 5AM to the smell of something burning. Yeah...the partner had made himself tea (he gets up ungodly early because: DAYCARE) and forgotten that the burner he put the kettle on is the one with the knob that doesn't always work (you have to make sure you feel/hear it SNAP off, or it's still on :( ). He shuffled things about and left one of my cast-iron pans on the burner...needless to say, it needs to be reseasoned.

Got up again at seven and realized I had a migraine. Took meds, slept until 11, when a coworker called with a crisis. Handled THAT, then back to bed until 1:30, when someone else texted me and asked if I could cover for them in a meeting about the summer teaching we're doing. Handled that, it was a nightmare (left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, basically), bad feelings abound, and now I'm just sitting vaguely upright and hoping that dinner will cook itself. :| The partner offered to cook, but he's in worse shape than I am (he's got a nasty infection and actually ended up calling in a sub and sleeping all day), and I'm more or less upright now, so I should probably do it, I just don't want to.

In essence: I FEEL YOU.
Apr. 28th, 2016 12:36 am (UTC)
I feels ya, Gary.
Last year I had root canal done... which meant (of course) that I needed to have a porcelain crown put on the tooth in question.

Last week the damned crown popped loose. It didn't appear to be damaged, so I contacted my dentist and made an appointment to have the thing properly re-cemented back into place.

This morning I got up extra-early (I am *NOT* a morning person) to reach my dentist's office in time for the aforementioned appointment. The crown was firmly cemented onto my tooth and I went into work, which was only a few blocks away from my dentist's office.

Late this afternoon, the damned crown cracked while I was chewing some food.

The only good news is that I'm not in any pain... but (A) I went through a whole lot of trouble and effort this morning for nothing, and (B) because the crown is only about a year old I'm not sure whether my dental insurance will pay for a replacement. Ghod alone knows how much it's going to cost me to get it fixed...

Edited at 2016-04-28 12:41 am (UTC)
Apr. 28th, 2016 03:52 am (UTC)
I really wanted to make a joke about karma since you've been so merciless this week, but I just can't.

Sorry you had such a tough day!!
Apr. 28th, 2016 07:06 am (UTC)
That sounds like a really crap day, Gary, sorry to hear it!

Things are going well over here. My kiddo has been a little extra whiny, and he has full on lost his shit in major meltdowns recently which was a little worrisome/stressful. But overall, life is good, and I'm glad because it's my birthday as of 5 min ago! :D
Apr. 28th, 2016 11:27 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Apr. 28th, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
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