Got up early, turned on the computers, did a little surfing, bugged the hell out of Skip (he’s still not 100%, I don’t think he’s even 60%, I wish he’d eat more or at least eat when I’m watching), ate the breakfast Brian made, checked the interwebs for the delivery of my keeYOOT computer, OMG, it’s in San Diego! I hope it’s not delivered today, what if it is? OMG! I called FedEx, was told “it’s not scheduled to be delivered until tomorrow”, went into the garage and got a fresh can of A/D, put it in the bathroom, went and found Skip, carried him inside, in the bathroom, opened the can of A/D and started scooping food up on my finger and putting it in his mouth, he ate about a third of a can, let him out, he ran under the sofa, got into the shower, couldn’t find my shower cap and didn’t want soaking wet hair at the dentist’s office so just put it up, got out, dried off, dressed, checked the FedEx website again, went outside, asked Brian, who was sweeping the pool, when he was leaving for work, would he be here until I got back, he said no, I came back in and typed out a note for the FedEx guy, just in case he showed up while I was gone (at the dentist, I’ll be back home sometime today, dentist is less than a mile from here, here’s the address, you can bring it to me there….), stuck it to the door, made the bed, grabbed my purse, put my phone and wallet inside, got my reading glasses and Kindle and was out the door.
Got to the dentist’s office, right in to a room, he deadened my mouth and I read while I waited for it to be fully gone, they started working on my tooth, used a lot of water and I kept swallowing, which is really hard to do when two people are messing around inside the mouth and I could hardly move my tongue. Hard to swallow without a little tongue movement. The old filling and the top of the molar history, he started the procedure to make the cap (they make them inhouse). I read, kept thinking about Skippy, worried about him, a lot, thought about my new computer, ambivalent, I want it today, but I don’t want it until I’m home, should I make an appointment for Skip or just keep trying to get him to eat, worry about anorexia for him, then hepatic lipadosis, read some more, check the time on the Kindle, 8:47, they’ve blocked me in until 9:30, I’m hating this, finally done around 9:35, wait to pay the bill, have $826.00 cash, they get $741.00, I hand over eight one hundred dollar bills and one one dollar bill, I get sixty back, they don’t have sixty dollars, I take back one of the hundreds, hand over the twenty five I’ve got, hand her my credit card, told her put the rest on the card, it should be fifteen dollars and she said “no, that’s not enough”, uh, yeah, it is. Come on, come on, I want to get home, check on Skip, check on FedEx, too much to do, need to get gone.
Finally she figures it out, I walk out, my mouth feels funny, I’m thirsty, drive down the street, they’re doing work on the road, they motion for me to make my turn, I get home at 9:44, my FedEx message is still on the door, guess it will be here tomorrow, start putting everything back where it belongs, empty the purse, hang up the keys, I hear the gate, it’s FedEx! Not even home five minutes and my computer is here! Yay!
Now I search for Skip, he’s still under the sofa, I bug him until he gets out, see him out in the yard, he pees, I wait then go see how he’s doing. He meows at me, lets me pet him a little, last time I saw him, he was laying curled up on his side in the sun. Much better than meatloaf. I’m going to do what I can to get that whole can of A/D in him today. I want to make sure he’s keeping it down before I give him more.
Now, it’s time to relax and gaze upon my new computer. Which in the world of naming computers (you know how when you set up computers, you name them?) I’ve christened mine “adorable”.