Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Fan, Continued...

Well, my company reannounced today that they are going to spend $118 million to expand and retool one of our factories because they are speculating on the success of what will be a new market for us. This, a day after giving us all pay cuts, an action touted as a necessary step in insuring liquidity/cash reserves. Months ago they cuts shifts and work days in this same plant. I'm sorry, but it makes no sense to me and is a little aggravating.

I had to schedule my unpaid days off last night. I took almost all Fridays. Might as well try to make the best of it, I figure.

My Restless Legs Syndrome flared up big time last night and I ended up sleeping sitting up on the couch in the living room. I was sleeping with my arm propped up on a throw pillow and my head propped up on my hand. I kept waking up with a numb hand. This all helped to make my mood worse today, not better.

I haven't yet heard from Billy Boy on when he is coming home. I am getting anxious to book my vacation week. I want to get home. I think that my brother's recent hernia surgery and my Dad's prostate surgery on Tuesday have helped to intensified that feeling.

I saw my kidney doctor today and he wants me to have a colonoscopy. Yuck. He thinks that I need it because my test results show great kidney function but increasing anemia, which could mean the presence of a colon polyp. He just wants to rule it out. It won't be cheap. And the thought of the preparation for it- yuck again. I won't go into detail, but- yuck.

I have vegetable beef soup for dinner, but I really don't want it. I think I'll skip it. Besides, I just had "lunch" two hours ago and I'm not really hungry right now. Maybe later.

Well, I'm off to read some blogs...


  1. I was supposed to have a colonoscopy, too. With my diabetes, I would have ended up in the ER, on that liquid, almost non-existent diet they wanted to put me on. I'll take my chances with the colon cancer. Not a good thing to say, but Holy Hannah. Yeah, they're not exactly free, either. Hugs.

  2. Extended weekends!!

    Okay, so what's up with Billy Boy?

  3. Xanadu- My grandmother died of colon cancer and it was not a pleasant thing.You should have the test. I'd hate to think of anything bad happening to you.

    Dove- I just found out- Bill was using his uncle’s truck out in San Diego and someone broke into it by smashing out the windshield, and stole all of his tools. He now has to stay out there an extra week to work another contract job to pay for the tools and the damage to the truck. I'll take the vacation early next month.

  4. Oh, that sucks! I'm sorry to hear that.