Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gas tank adventures

So today was disconnect day. The pig went back to the Center. I decided I was Finally hungry. I know I know. How is this a decision? LOL. Blame the drugs.

Liz was upstairs asleep so I called her to ask her to Waffle House for brunch for me and breakfast for her..... which she happily accepted.

I get done with my disconnect processes as head out. Text Liz ad tell her I’m on my way. I get there no Liz. Ok she had to shower first. I get a hot tea while I wait.

Then the call comes. She’s run out of gas. Hahahaha karma for saving my cat in empty after coming home from Virginia. Ha!!

I explain to the server what’s going on but I’m going back. Save my booth or not, your choice. They waved me off on the tea. And I went to save Liz.

I pulled up to get her so she could get the gas can to fill her car. She was in luck. There was gas in the garage and off we headed. When taking off her gas cap she dropped it. BUT it didn’t go under the car. It went into her tire assembly - yikes!! I had her pull forward and HALF of it popped out. Hahahaha. It was the outer part so she crawled under again and found the inner part and popped it all back together. All was well with the world.

We continued on to Waffle House and enjoyed our breakfast/brunch and she was admonished a few times to check her gas gauge - hahahaha. Love it!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chemo Number Five!!




I literally woke up to take this picture. Ha!
I had a rough night with a gallbladder attack at midnight. Why don’t these happen in the day? Sigh. So up and down and taking aspirin at midnight and 6am. Just miserable and in and out of sleep. Sigh.

So I chose the sunny side of infusion center. They offered to shut the blinds. NO way! I wanted to curl up like a cat and sleep. And sleep I did! I slept through the first 30 minute infusion and then went RIGHT back to sleep!! I think I slept the whole time. I only got up to pee just before I was done with the infusion - yet 2 HOURS of sun soaked sleep!!

It was glorious and the first time I really relaxed during the whole thing. I can not state how much I slept this day either. I slept pretty much all day!! Yay me. Caught up up on all the sleep I needed!!

Symptoms are a bit more this go round. More cold sensitivity in my feet and hands without much cold to set them off. Ah well, that’s life. Throat has icy feeling but I’m only doing hot drinks so far so that makes it better.

I was to have an ultrasound on my gallbladder this morning but I screwed that ip by eating one tiny danish part. Sigh. I could have waited until 2pm but without water and food. Nope. Not happening. I rescheduled for Friday at 7:45. I will seriously have to hang signs around to say “do not eat or drink”

NYC day Five

Last day :(. We had plans of taking a final taxi to 72nd and the park walking In and seeing the bridge and the lake BUT we woke up to rain. Bummer. Not a walking day.


View from our hotel room.


Down onto the street. It had been marked with no parking for a film shoot but no clue what was filming. We didn’t see anything while we were out. Janet and I ventured out and about to shop for souvenirs.

But first a story about our room...


Night one someone who will not be named took a shower and said to us how nice it was to have an emergency pull in the bathroom. We all just went along with it. Linda went in and laughed when she saw the emergency cord / aka clothes line in the bath. We all chuckled over that a bit :)


Something you don’t see in newer hotels. This hotel was built in 1931.


I wonder who will know what the razor slot is for. The bottle opener above was also unique.

On our walk one final shot of Times Square. Wonder why I took it BEHIND the TKTS booth? To show you just how close the hotel is to Times Square!





Straight ahead. You can see the 2017 ball even.


And just past the white sign is a sign for Hotel Edison. Yep THAT close.

And with that we all shuttles to the airport but even though we all on Delta we were in different terminals :(. Bummer.


In the back of the bus!
And with that ....


We are off towards Home.
It was a GREAT fun trip!!!
I think these northern states need to be reserved for summer months! No more north in the winter. Burrrrr!!

NYC Day four


















































After we got off the bus we discovered the uptown bus was done. Sigh. So we had our first taxi ride to get a buggy ride. It wasn’t bad really. Easy to hail as well. We loaded up and headed up. It want too far and only $4.50.


The skating rink as seen from the carriage ride.


All loaded up in the rig before we got out. It was a fun ride big we need to go back in warmer weather and daylight. It gets dark so early here - 4:30. Weird!!


My new boyfriend Billy. Sweet horse.

We learned something about where they are boarded. They are boarded in Hells Kitchen. In a four story building with ramps. They store the carriages on floor one and horses on two and three and grain on floor four. Really. And with stalls big enough for the horses to roll. Big stalls! They rotate two of this drivers horses every other day. They have four horses total and they even rotate those with only two in the city at a time. So they have good lives those horses

We hailed another cab back and it was 5.30. Not sure I looked at the one can after he flicked a switch that bumped it up a bit more. The first guy didn’t stop me, so who knows. When we were walking back to the hotel we were approached for the night bus. We decided to grab a hot drink and jump on the bus! Mom opted out her hip wasn’t doing so hot by then and she wanted to get warm. I don’t blame her!!


We on the other hand are hitting for
Punishment so hopped on the bus and enjoyed the hot drinks while they lasted and enjoyed the NIGHT bus!!


Freedom towers seen from the Manhattan bride.


Freedom tower with an edge of the oculus


Wide boulevards! And the Empire State Building (I think) in the distance.


Yep that was it!!


Glowing eyes. Scary!!

When I gig back I decided to check the temps as they were warming up a bit. But not THIS much. Hahhaha.


Well we are in Hell’s Kitchen.
Too funny. I never did get a good temp for that night.

NYC day three




Temperatures today on our adventures. It was to warm up to 40s I think.


Mom and I chillin on the bed before heading out.


Wrapped up and ready to see the sights from the top of the bus. I am double gloved and have thermals on. Scarf OVER my hood to make it warm and wind proof. It worked. I did learn however that I can’t take pictures from the top of the bus as if required me to un-glove. That was a hard nope.

Then off to the Empire State Building. The lines were surprisingly short. Could be that thee was a parade going on right outside!!

Top of the tower.














That’s our airport in the distance.


Mom and I were taking a break.


Then Janet joined us.


Heading to the NEXT level.


Where it’s outside.


On the WARM sunny side. Squinting into the sun for a selfie with the City.


Looking uptown.



Selfie on the windy and COLD side of the building (aka north side)


The parade was outside. There is a Santa in that truck!!

From there - still avoiding the traffic we headed south to China town for dinner (early) I didn’t get any pictures of dinner. We were cold and wanted a warm meal. We had hot tea. I was the only one who wanted it, but the servers didn’t really help out on menu things. I ordered sesame chicken with rice, Mom had sweet and sour chicken with rice, Linda got a mushroom soup and Janet got a pork sweet and sour over noodles. And I ordered some pork dumplings. The pork one was interesting. It was almost BBQ flavored. We all tried everyone else’s food. It was all tasty.

On the way home we picked up a variety of desserts for later that night. It was quite fun and some of it was tasty.


And with that we had an early night.