It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and no wonder. Nothing really happens and life is very isolating.
Well, it’s not true that nothing happens, just nothing good; had some family emergencies, one more sister has cancer so that makes 3 in my immediate family with the same kind. But she’s on the mend after surgery and it looks hopeful that she won’t need to have further treatment — fingers crossed. I have a loose tooth so I need a dentist rather urgently…. what else?
I was startled to find that my prescription (that a friend in another country arranges to send to me) cost less than ever before. Several years ago I used to spend $150 with insurance to get it. Now I’m getting over 5 times as much and it’ll be about $40. I believe the difference is mostly because that country is now manufacturing its own brands, and the Pfizer label now isn’t available. Another friend of mine is getting his diabetes meds from abroad and it’ll cost him one-tenth what it does here.
My friend Mike finally got his 2nd Covid shot. I’m very relieved. My youngest sister got an internship in Arizona for something geological, she’s doing something involving mapping land stuff. That’s as far as I understood. She’s very happy about it, but she’ll be living in an area with poor communication and phone service, I think. I have to find out more. She and her husband will be moving there for the duration. … Okay, this means 2 good things happened. And if I count my medicine costing less, that’s 3. Yay.
At night I’ve been binge-watching old episodes of Dallas. I’ve discovered I am a good recognizer of actors from many years ago. As soon as a man appeared in an episode as a shady police chief in the wilds of Colombia, I knew instantly he was from The Flying Nun — he was the Spanish businessman always complaining about Sister Bertrille. I think I saw that show when I was 4 or 5 and do not recall an actual episode, I have only impressions of it. In another Dallas episode, the professor from Gilligan’s Island appeared, playing a local sheriff.