Wednesday was a Billings day–a new doctor for me and a haircut. The new doctor kept me waiting in a freezing cold exam room for 25 minutes–and of course I wasn’t exactly dressed warmly! He entered the room apologizing profusely and he was all forgiven after writing a prescription for a low dose hormone patch. Guy readers–if you don’t want to read the rest of this, skip on down. I started menopause at 54 years of age and about a year after that I started using a hormone patch to control the hot flashes and insomnia. My previous physician thought I should stop the hormone patches by the time I turned 60 but I didn’t. Last December at the age of 62, I stopped the patches on my own. The hot flashes weren’t so bad but I begin to once again have insomnia–go to bed, fall asleep, wake up five minutes later and be awake for two to three hours–awful. When the insomnia first started early this year, I would have 2-3 bad nights and then several good nights. Lately, every night was bad and no sleep makes for a crabby me. I have an old prescription for sleeping pills but I hate using them as they can quickly become habit forming. I would only give in and take a sleeping pill after I had had several nights of little sleep. And it seemed as if the hot flashes were ramping up once again–waking up at night all sweaty is disgusting!
This physician saw no reason why I couldn’t use the hormone patches once again. He gave me many good reasons why it would be OK and so I am sleeping! The very first night I slept eight solid hours and the same the next night. I am a happy camper.
OK guys–you can start reading now. 🙂 What’s wrong with the Cowboy–only once in our almost 24 years of marriage has my dear husband taken a vehicle to a repair shop. We did take our newer, under warranty truck to the shop but that’s different. The Cowboy’s pride and joy–the 1997 Ford F350 is sick–it won’t go into overdrive. The Cowboy ordered one part and installed it but that didn’t fix the issue. Thursday morning we took the truck to Livingston to a transmission shop. I’m thinking the Cowboy has had enough “fixing” with all the repairs he’s had to do on the motorhome and that’s entirely OK–someone else can work on the truck!
We’ve had rain/snow and very chilly temps–the snow didn’t accumulate except up on the mountains.
You know it’s fall when the crows begin to gather and you see lots of bald eagles–we’ve seen about six on our way to town at various times in the last two weeks.
We bought that spruce tree at Costco when it was about two feet tall–it’s grown beautifully–being under the lawn sprinkler system doesn’t hurt!
Our neighbor is supporting lots of deer! And a little restoration–we continue to shake our heads over this motorhome and it’s missing pieces. No generator, no stereo system, no remote controls, no sink and stove covers and the refrigerator was missing several parts–a door handle, the vegetable/fruit bins, and the drip tray under the cooling fins. We finally located a door handle on eBay–it was actually a pair so now we have matching door handles. The drip tray and veggie bins have been impossible to find so today, the Cowboy created a drip tray out of copper–won’t rust. The refrigerator is original to this 2001 motorhome but someone had installed a new Amish cooling unit so hopefully the refrigerator will last a while!
Today was a beautiful sunny but windy and very chilly day!