It’s afternoon and around 63 degrees – tonight’s forecast low… 47. Feels like fall but, it’s July 1st. Amazing. This past Monday we turned on the AC for the first time. By Tuesday, it was off. Can’t complain though as we never turned on the AC all last summer. We’ll make up for our enjoyment of summer’s cool weather during the winter, I’m sure. And it’s supposed to be 90 by Sunday.
Dad’s house is still for sale. It had a few showings in June but so far, no buyer. It’s rented for two weeks this month and another week in August. Between getting it cleaned up for renters and the showings, we’ve been over there each weekend working. Back when people had money, most homes on Squam sold within a week so this has not been fun.
Moffett and I are now a “Bionic Couple.” I’ve been using my Animas Ping Insulin Pump since December. As of Saturday, Moffett will be the well rested (hopefully!) user of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. He was supposed to do the testing over a year ago but dad died about that time and he never got around to it. Two weeks ago he went to the sleep center and was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. Last week he went back for another night but with a CPAP. He called that morning as he was leaving and was jubilant at how much better he felt. On the first night, a tech came in and woke him up to turn over. He asked the next morning why… They told him he was snoring loudly. So he then asked, “Well, did it help to turn over?” Answer, uhhh, no. (I could have told them that…) This week has been a not so great time dealing with insurance. Many hours spent on the phone speaking with very nice people (some of them in Overland Park, KS, where we used to live) but – Between the home healthcare company, the billing company and the insurance company, I’ve spent hours listening to unpleasant music and many, many, many assurances that my call is important so please wait. Thank God for speakerphones. As of this afternoon, all the paperwork is in all the right places (yeah!) and the respiratory therapist will be here tomorrow afternoon with the machine, the mask and all the other stuff.
We’ve had some hungry baby birds sitting on our deck rails as mom and dad have fed them. (We’re not sitting there as it’s too cold.) It was fascinating to watch them. The picture I took as the mom/dad bird was feeding them is not good but, you get the idea. And the baby bird on the left was fed the most often, until the one on the far right moved them out of his way and took over the left spot. Yup, real excitement up here in the woods!