?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Marilee J. Layman

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
04:20 pm: The Bed
Steve (from the library book group) just finished the bookcase headboard, and it looks great! He's reading the instructions for the bed now. We (mostly he) took the old mattress, boxsprings, and bedframe out to the van and then to the dumpster. Getting the mattress in was interesting. The folks who were originally to pick up the vanity backed out because of the distance (which was annoying because Craigslist has you put where you live on the post). The second couple came last night and tried to get it into their car and it didn't work, so I emailed the next person that sounded reasonable and her mother and brothers came to get it today. So there's only a small night table (really an end table that I bought years ago at a Goodwill store) left to move out (the bookcase headboard will take its place) and I can carry that to the van and to the thrift store.

I've been working on deconstructing the boxes and strapping foam pieces to each other to take to public works recycling and the dumpster, respectively.

I have a half-size Billy bookcase in the box and another library book group friend, Andrew, is coming tomorrow to assemble that.

The cats are terrified.

Tags:

Comments

[User Picture]
From:janetmk
Date:October 7th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
(Link)
I'm pleased to hear that assembling is progressing well. Did you hear back about the wrong pieces?

[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
(Link)
No, although they may not work on weekends. We had two pieces with damaged veneer/laminate on the bed, but he went ahead and put them on and I forwarded the first email with the new info. He said it would be trivial to swap those out for good pieces. We'll see what happens Monday.

I'm gradually putting the sheets and such on the bed because I'm really tired, too, and when I put the mattress pad on, I just lay down for a bit and accidently went to sleep until Giorgio stuck his wet nose on the bottom of my foot! Then he came up to the top and jumped into the left bookcase part and settled in. I wasn't planning to put much there, maybe I'll put a towel in and see if they want to sleep there. As long as they don't roll over on my head.
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
(Link)
Sounds like a busy weekend to me!
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
(Link)
Yes! Next week is not so bad. So far.
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
(Link)
That 'so far' sounds pessimistic!
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Well, I think I will end up resting a lot. By the time I went to bed last night, I needed the walker, and I think that may happen tonight, too. I'm considering putting off groceries until later next week so I can just rest Monday and Tuesday.
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Oh dear. Does exertion cause pain? I hope you're not suffering.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Well, exertion makes my left side stop working very well, and sometimes stop working completely (but I usually have enough feel for that ahead of time to stop) so my balance is off more than usual and I needed the walker last night. My right foot does hurt -- almost all my gout is on the right side -- because I wore shoes for eight hours yesterday and will be about two hours today (I have one more light trip out to the van). Usually I only wear shoes when I'm out running errands. At Minicon, I wear slippers the entire time unless I go out to eat with folks.
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Eek. I just got diagnosed with gout, and find it moderately annoying, but it hasn't impaird my mobility in any significant way that I've noticed. It does keep me up at night, though.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Ah, you have gout because of kidney disease, too? The least likely cause for gout. I always get the least likely things.

At normal times, it's my hand that hurts more than my foot, but wearing a shoe that long just makes the toes hurt like crazy when the shoe is on and for a while after. A couple of the gouty joints in my right hand are really sensitive to cold, and sometimes they define cold as 70F, so I wear gloves for a while inside.

The left-sided weakness is from the big medication-caused stroke and coma I had in 1987. Usually I parcel errands out through the week so I never do too much, but besides feeling a little guilty that I couldn't help with putting stuff together (I could have done it myself when I was well), there really was a lot of stuff that had to be deconstructed and so forth and taken out and I could do that.
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I have gout, and I have kidney disease; the former the result of the latter, the latter the result of long-untreated hypertension.

You've gone through a hell of a lot. I wish I could offer more than sympathy.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
(Link)
It's okay, I've been living with this stuff a long time.

For me, the hypertension came with the kidney disease. I have glaucoma (in remission now), but not the third sister, diabetes. Those are the three most common secondary diseases for kidney disease.

The first renal failure was ibuprofen poisoning. I didn't take too much, less than on the bottle, less than my secetary, but I turned out to be sensitive to it. It was while I was in the hospital with that that the doctor ordered the med that caused the stroke & coma.
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Eek! That's scary, very scary. So far I haven't got diabetes, but I do have glaucoma.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:October 7th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I've had kidney disease for 20 years and haven't gotten diabetes yet, so it's possible to keep from getting it!
[User Picture]
From:fledgist
Date:October 7th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
(Link)
It sounds so!
Powered by LiveJournal.com