I got my first sick-pay check today. It was for three weeks, so it was for an amount similar to what I’d get for a busy week at work. From here on out, the checks will be weekly, so they won’t be very big, but they’ll still be better than the zero’s I’ve been receiving. This past month, we’ve bought groceries and gas on money from selling personal items that we’d planned on selling anyway. I’d applied for food stamps, and was going to get some, but I figure I won’t get them, since I’m drawing sick pay now. I’ll try to find out tomorrow. I’ve decided to apply for disability, but have no idea if I’ll get it. If I do, it will pay about 40% more than early retirement, which I was going to go for in a couple years. Either way, I may have to get some piddly little job to make ends meet. I doubt if I’ll be able to keep my CDL after having A-Fib.
My checks are mailed to the shop for some reason, so I’ll have to pick them up there. I find it telling that I’ve not received one card or phone call from anyone at the company to see how I’m doing. I’ve gotten none from the two neighborhood churches where I used to attend, either, though I know I’m on the prayer list at one. I realize that my wife and I are a bit reclusive, but not to THAT degree. Maybe I’ve somehow just made enemies of them all over the years.
I stopped by my doctor’s office today and found that my urinalysis and blood-work both came back “perfect,” according to the nurse. A week ago, I peed what looked like straight blood a couple times, so I quit taking the blood-thinner, but stayed with an aspirin or two a day. She told me to drop the aspirin and go back on the thinner and see what happens.
I’m finding that I’m beginning to miss driving truck. You might guess that I’d be four years on a job I hated (telemarketing), but only a little over a year on one I like. I suppose the Lord has His reasons, though, so I should quit grumping and try to figure out they are.
My stepson and his wife, and her little granddaughter, came out for a visit yesterday and my wife and I really enjoyed seeing them. The little girl is a sweetie. Knowing her mother and grandma, I think it must be genetic.
We had a busy day, after a couple laid-back ones, and I’m feeling tired. The evening is half over, so I think I’ll join my wife and the dog and go nap in front of the TV. Sorry if I seem unsociable. © 2015