I have to admit that I am tired. Frustrated. Just too much going on right now. Obviously everything that is going on with my brother and trying to work on having a service for him in Milwaukee is exhausting. I didn't even sleep last night.
I am paying some of the services that needed to be done through the funeral home and at his apartment. We can't touch the money in his estate at this time. His will also has to go through probate. It will all get worked out but being so far away from Milwaukee and trying to coordinate things with my sister in Florida are definitely challenging.
The theater people from Milwaukee, where he was a director, are anxious to have a service for him. We also need to set up something for taking his ashes out into Lake Michigan. Then you have the Delta Variant out there which is kind of scary.
We originally wanted to drive but that alone is six days there and back. Yet I am not crazy about flying. I did however find, after wearing a mask in the hospital for over six hours, that I might be able to do that on a plane. Of course some anxiety pills would help too!
Had my third knee gel injection on Wednesday and saw my cardiologist on Thursday. Both in the same area but couldn't coordinate them for the same day. My cardiologist put me at ease with all of the questions I had for him. He said my arteries were perfect. No other testing to be done. Also talked about the long term affects of the medications I'm on. Nothing to be concerned about.
I was very concerned about the A-Fib attack I had a few days after the angiogram. He made me feel comfortable about that too. I hadn't had one in 4 years. The older I get the more I might have but they are nothing to run to the hospital with and with my Xarelto I don't need to worry about blood clots forming. He did prescribe a pill that I can take if I have another one and it should settle the heart quickly.
So I'm driving home from the cardiologist and a warning light comes on in my car. I pulled over on a side street and looked in the manual. Since I was just about a mile from the dealer I decided to stop in there and see what we could do. Honestly I haven't been in for service since 2019 but also wasn't driving my car much.
If I would have continued to drive I could have hurt the engine. It was a leak in a pipe for the coolant. Actually there was about $3,000 in work that could be done which I would have liked to do because the car is going on 13 years old in September. However, I only have 50,000 miles on the car so some things just don't need to be done. Anyway what we decided to have done was $1,700.
Today, Sunday, as I type this we have a man in our garage putting in a new hot water heater. We have been in the house for almost 15 years and had a repair about 6 years ago. So $2,500 is going out the door today with this service.
Hopefully things will start to settle down. Didn't get to see James this weekend and I'm trying to push myself to do some house work and step away from the Hallmark movies on TV that I recorded.
Regardless of everything....