Coco and I went down to Westcliffe on Sunday for a few days to take care of some things. The new solar batteries have not been installed yet so the power situation was a little dicey. The generator is fixed, though, and it just needed a starter. That was a relief.
There were several things around the house that needed fixing -- it is amazing how a house that isn't being lived in can have so many little problems -- so I spent some time figuring out how to fix things.
On Monday I took Marshall's truck (with the help of a neighbor) to the dealership -- they had told me they would buy it back -- and since I could not keep up with two vehicles I decided to take them up on it. But when we got there with the truck and with my car, the salesman suggested I might trade in both vehicles and get a new car. That was very appealing because my car had nothing but bad memories. Marshall and I had gotten that car just to transport him back and forth to his ugly appointments and every time we were in the car he was in pain.
So they gave me a good deal and after a long day at the dealership, I left with a new car and my car payment was cut down to 1/3 of what it was.
I had dinner with friends Monday night and then Tuesday morning Coco and I headed back to Thornton. Coco was pretty sick all day Tuesday. I hope it was just because of the different surroundings and he was missing "home."
Then today Marshall's cousin from Chicago was in town and I met him for a delicious dinner at Shanahan's [as in Mike Shanahan] Steak House.
Tomorrow is my weekly doctor visit to get my blood INR checked. Also I need to talk to them about the pacemaker. It is giving me little electrical jolts that don't feel right.
I called the ophthalmologist and he can't see me until June, but I went ahead and made the appointment anyway.
I also made an appointment with a primary care doctor so I can get a local medical relationship going.
And I'm still not totally unpacked from my move. I just can't get motivated.
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