A Wild Week

The past week has been a really non-stop busy, crazy week. There was good and not-so-good things. I will try to bring things up to date, in hopes of getting back on track.

Bill was due home last Monday. His truck broke down, needing major repairs. Unable to finish his delivery and then come home, he was struck at a semi-truck dealer/repair shop, two hours from home.

I was packing to get ready to fly out to Arizona to see my doctor at Mayo Clinic. The Internet went out. I tried to get re-connected, to no avail. A repairman was to come out the next day. I went to pick Bill up from the repair center. By now it was Monday evening. He could not leave his load, until the other “swap” driver picked it up, taking responsibility for it. 

We got home about midnight, Tuesday morning. I was able to re-connect to the Internet, as it suddenly prompted me to do. By the time I succeeded, it was time for me to shower, dress, and leave for the airport. I had to be there at 4 AM. I left Milwaukee in a rainstorm. I arrived in Denver in a snowstorm. They had to de-ice the airplane wings three times before we could leave Denver.

Phoenix was warm and sunny. Wednesday I was able to take a little walk through the Mayo garden, and appreciate the blooming cactus. Being such a “North Woods” girl, it is a treat to experience such unique beauty. I visited my favourite statue, “Transformation of the of Shaman”. She is a beautiful bronze statue along the garden trail. This is the statue I had painted on my cast last year, after my ankle revision surgery.

The rest of the day was spent in Radiology and with physicians. The revision surgery was successful. I will have to have future surgeries on that ankle and the other ankle, too. For now I am happy that this part is over; Mayo Clinic was able to repair the first unsuccessful surgery.

Thursday morning, I left Phoenix at 7 AM. It was a very long day, with another layover in Denver. I got back into Milwaukee in the evening. Bill picked me up at the airport. He had spent his time doing chores and projects around the house and spoiling the Girls: Maggie, Grizelda & Chloe Jo.

The Internet was out again when I got home. I spent Friday waiting for the repairman. He finally made it to the house about 6 hours late. He then spent three hours fixing the wires to our neighborhood, and exchanged our modem.

Saturday was spent running errands and catching up. Bill also shocked me by trading in our old Dodge Durango. He bought me a brand new car. I now have a red 2013 Ford Focus! I love it! It was truly a surprise. Bill really is a wonderful guy, I cannot stress that enough. I am blessed.

We have talked about adopting a dog. The past couple of years, we lost our three dogs very close together. They were 16 & 17 years old. Maisie & Wiley were Shelties; Polly was a Border Collie/Coydog. This past Sunday we were approved by a Sheltie Rescue organization. We will be adopting a Sheltie as soon as she is available. We have one that we are very drawn to, who really has had a struggle. She deserves a good life, and we want to provide it. I will share her story at a later date.

Bill’s truck was towed back to “The Yard”, to be repaired at the company headquarters. In the meantime, he took a bus down to Florida to “rescue” another truck. He will either drive it back to “The Yard” or use it until his truck is repaired.

I hope that things will get back to some semblance of normal. I am not entirely sure what “normal” is, so I just hope it settles down. I hope Bill is safe on his “rescue mission”. I hope things ease back into a routine here at home. I hope we get to bring home our Sheltie soon!

I’m back. Thank you all for your good wishes, patience and understanding. I appreciate it.

20 thoughts on “A Wild Week

  1. I'm glad your visit to the clinic turned out well. My BIL had a botched ankle surgery and it's still not right after the second surgery. Bugger.

    Way to go on the new family member. Will await your post about that.

    I hope you and Bill can get things back to smooth sailing even if it's not all that normal.

    Have a terrific day. ☺


  2. WOw, you have had a wild week at your house. So glad you got your doctor appointment out of the way. I go see the PD specialist tomorrow (I think in your fair city). Hopefully she'll have some magic trick to pull out of her hat. Congratulations on getting a dog – such a beautiful breed.


  3. So many things happening in your world in such a short time. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives, or at least make them a little easier to bear. I'm glad you got thru the trip to AZ on your own. Praying for a safe journey for Bill. The car is super-cute, what a wonderful surprise! Can't wait for the new doggie update. She has surely won the lottery of forever homes! 🙂


  4. That's a bit too eventful, but we're glad to read that all went well in Arizona.

    Congrats on the new car, that's awesome. Lovely of Bill to do that.

    And wow, we can't wait to find out about your forthcoming adoption!


  5. That is a rocky week for sure. I'm glad that you are back safely home and that things went well with the ankle and I wish Bill some good luck too. Sorry about all the things that went wrong but I love your attitude of hope that everything will return to normal.

    Congratulations on your new car. It's a beauty.
    Wishing you a better week.


  6. Glad everything went well for you in AZ. I'm glad that Bill is safe and that the troubles with his truck are being taken care of….hate to have anything happen while he is driving. So he is “rescuing” another truck while you await the arrival of a rescue dog. Love it! And you think things are settling down? Wow! How will the cats take to a new dog entering the family?


  7. I had to stop and catch my breath as I read through the narative of your weeks activity … and I already knew the story :0 I like the good news the best … and the car is really awesome and really RED 🙂 The time is right for you to get your dog. You now know what the status of your ankle is and can proceed with other things. Being home alone so much, a dog is the perfect answer for you (and for Chloe)_. You may have to fight Chloe for time with your little girl … but won't it be awesome. I'm sure everyone is glad to know things are going well for you.



  8. Wow! Now that's a week! If I were you, I would be exhausted just explaining all that happened. I am glad your ankles are doing well and I hope Bill makes it back safe and sound. Oh! And I can't wait to hear all about your new Sheltie!
    *Cairn cuddles*


  9. Wow, you've been busy! We are so happy that everything went well at the Mayo Clinic. That's wonderful news.

    Your car is very nice! That Bill sure is great. We are purring and praying that he'll be safe on his rescue mission.

    Keep us posted about your upcoming adoption … so exciting!


  10. Whew! that was a week! But glad it's all turning out well! Good luck with the adoption, and congratulations on the new car–I have a deep pink 1995 Ford Escort, and I hope your red Focus serves you just as long.


  11. Definitely time for you to sit down and put your feet up. Life's certainly been crazy. Glad your appointment went well. Concatulations on the new car. Mom got a red Ford Fusion in 2011 when she had a cast on her left leg all the way to unmentionable places. She loves it, even though the engine had to be replaced before the car was even a year old. Mom also says, thanks for the book suggestion. It sounds really good. She thinks her sister/friend would also like it. Take good care of yourself. Can't wait to meet your new woofie. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josettte and from Mom.


  12. What a whirlwind!! And a new car!? How awesome! That will be a fun and different driving experience from the Durango! I had a Durango before my current car, and I honestly loved it. Miss it sometimes!

    Glad all is well despite the craziness!



  13. Finally getting a chance to read your post and am so glad that all is well. The trip and weather sounded typical for this time of year, unfortunately. Sorry to hear about Bill's truck woes but hopefully all will be well with that again soon and life will go on more normally. I am very excited about your potential new doggie!!! How exciting is that! How will the girls take to a new resident, I wonder? And congrats also on the new wheels! Since red is my favorite color I think Bill made a great choice!!! Have a great day, McGuffy Ann!


  14. The week that was! OMC. Happy to hear your doc visit went well and you are home. Very exciting about the new car and new little family member coming soon. I hope you can get a little rest and relaxation for a few weeks at leat.


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