Monday, June 16, 2014

No Big Deal? Really?

Before 12:30 in the afternoon we went to the Tire Factory, East field Laundromat, had coffee and tea outside at the Green House on Front Street, and went to the doctor.  Whew

We must have damaged a tire yesterday on our excursion.  The Rav developed a slow leak in a tire, and it was completely flat this morning.  Luckily we have an air compressor so Dick could inflate the tire enough to make it to the Tire Factory.  They patched it up and rotated the tires for  $16!  What a deal.

We left two baskets of laundry at Eastfield, plus sheets.  You see, another switch had to be ordered.  It came in on Saturday, but the serviceman won't be here until Thursday.  Heavy sigh.

We had time to kill before we had to be at Skyview Oncology, so we watched the world go by out in front of the Green House for half an hour.  Great people watching!

Once again, at the doctor's office, I got the feeling that my case is just not very interesting to them.  I'm just an ordinary patient, nothing special.  Besides, I "look so good" and I "don't look sick"! I usually just say Thank You!  But the next time someone tells me that I don't look sick, I'll say "Well, then, maybe I have the wrong diagnosis."  It is so obvious that although this is a Very Big Deal for us, it's not important to anybody else.

After giving it some thought, I think that it really isn't such a big deal.  It just is what it is.

Meanwhile, back in the real world:

"There's a real foodie renaissance going on in U.S. cities," says  Editor Matt Carmichael. "You're seeing that coast to coast, but these cities really stand out as great places to live and eat."
Editors describe Traverse City as a food fairytale, with dozens of great restaurants and opportunities to find fresh, wholesome ingredients for home-cooked meals.
Top 10 Foodie Cities, 2014
1. New Haven, CT
2. Scottsdale, AZ
3. Boston, MA
4. Asheville, NC
5. Traverse City, MI
6. Berkeley, CA
7. Boulder, CO
8. Burlington, VT
9. Omaha, NE
10. Washington, D.C.
We really do need to get out more!