Fall keeps flirting with Summer as our temperatures alternate between being in the 90s and then dropping 10 to 20 degrees for a day or so. When will our SoCal seasonal weather stabilize here in the foothills?
^ ^ ^ Life events are erratic for me, too. On a positive note, I've finally been consistently sleeping each night, so my efforts to realign my metabolic mechanism without resorting to medication or other aids is becoming effective to date. I'm getting deep sleep, even remembering some dreams, despite at least one interrupting tour each night to survey the bathroom.
^ ^ ^ On a less positive note, the mechanism on my car's moon roof has become inoperative with diagnostics unduly expensive, plus with the potential of uncertain part(s) needing repair also is not cost effective -- if a motor is needed, they aren't even made any more.
I don't want a different car presently as this one, intended to last the rest of my life, has plenty of good mileage left and the rest of the car is in very good condition. Plus, the timing is poor for purchasing another vehicle right now. Consequently, I have had the slightly opened vent position sealed as-is on my vehicle to prevent any rain's infiltration as we, hopefully, but doubtfully given our drought, enter our rainy season. Am I being too optimistic?
^ ^ ^ What really irritates me is another issue -- when credit is due customers, all too often the amount is not automatically given. After two months of receiving no credit for the week I was without internet service, partly due to my provider's comedy of errors which I described previously HERE, I had to contact the company to request they provide me the credit which was long overdue. They offered no apology for not having already given me this credit. I should be able to impose a late charge.
^ ^ ^ An annual medical appointment I anticipated keeping was rescheduled but not until next year in January. I guess the doctor figures I won't die between now and then, at least that's how I'll look at it.
^ ^ ^ The final recent aggravation occurred when I contacted a special designated L. A. County phone number that scheduled an appointment at a drive-thru site as I requested to receive my Pfizer booster injection to prevent the Covid infection. Later, I decided to phone that site directly just to be sure that, in fact, the site was giving drive-thru booster shots. They were not, only walk-ins. I can get a walk-in injection at any number of much closer sites.
A pharmacy may have a drive-thru business for prescriptions and other purchases but that does not automatically mean they provide injections as I needed. I would have expected our County special services number personnel to have realized this, but apparently not, so I'm glad I double-checked. I'll wait a while longer to see if a drive-thru site(s) is eventually scheduled in my area since I don't feel rushed to get that booster injection.
I mask when out encountering others, which is infrequently, anyway. I did forget to put my mask on when JAZZ musicians conversed with me at a distance outside my car where I sat for their patio concert as I've previously described. We had all been vaccinated.
^ ^ ^ Oops! The assaults are not over ..... a letter just received today, as I write this, informs me an insurance policy we've had for years through my husband's employer is now terminated. The Insurance Company could not be rehabilitated so all Cancer Reimbursement Plan Policy/Certificates that company has underwritten are cancelled.
This policy was to cover some costs ordinary health insurance didn't. Fortunately, we never needed this insurance. Now, I hope I never will regret no longer having the coverage. Apparently, we should remember that in life there are no guarantees all insurance policies will remain in effect, or that we won't need the coverage they offer at some future time for that matter. (I'll contact my husband's employer from whom he retired to see if they will be offering a replacement policy at reasonable cost.)
Well, I hope the coming week proves to be go a little more smoothly. Keep smilin' and laughin' is my motto.
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Aging has had me making adjustments in my home to be more compatible with how my physical activities have changed as I've become older. Those of us choosing to live in place sometimes find it necessary to modify our homes in numerous ways. Some modifications can become necessary to make living not only safer but more comfortable.
Numerous web sites provide lists of recommendations and other suggestions to aid our determining what changes or additions we may need or want to make where we live. One such site is Assisted Living.org. For example, one of the most appreciated changes for me has been replacing the commodes in my bathrooms to taller ones.
One unresolved problem I've encountered is changing light bulbs in ceiling lights. In the dining area adjacent to my kitchen is a pull-down light over my table which is perfect, allowing me to easily change burned-out light bulbs. Why not have pull-down lights for those in the ceiling in other rooms?
There are numerous pull-down lights I found in my web search but most are much too fancy as is their price, and that of even the few more appropriately plain ones given they're all considered vintage. There were no pull-down lights revealed that I find acceptably appropriate for bedrooms which is what I need.
I did find a rather plain, simple light, with a frosted glass square having curled corners similar to what I have, that softens or mutes the two bare light bulbs above. This light fixture would be ideal if only it was pull-down. I've inquired of one light distributor whether or not such a light pull-down adaptation could be made by the manufacturer.
I would think there might be a market for such a pull-down light to others besides me. This pull-down light could be what older people living in place need in order to change light bulbs safely -- no standing shakily on the bed if you're tall enough as I anxiously watched my husband once do, or climbing on ladders, having to ask a friend, or hiring a handyman when bulbs burn out, especially important for those who live alone. Granted we have longer-lasting light bulbs now but they, too, ultimately burn out and need to be replaced.
Could numerous others use pull-down ceiling lights?
Do you ever encounter challenges having to pursue getting credit to which you're entitled?
What modifications have you found to be beneficial or some you need to make to be safe and comfortable where you live?