Friday, October 22, 2010
Things we did today
The pharmacy was actually quite busy - not because there were so many people waiting for service, but because there were so few pharmacists. I wonder about that, people dealing with medicine who are obviously professional, but at the same time VERY busy, quite overwhelmed.
At any rate, we managed to get a flu shot & it was even covered by our insurance. This year's shot included the "pig flu" shot that was so scarce last year (and which I never did get), so we should not be oinking any time soon. (I said OINKING, pay attention). And of course we spent some money on the way out, which I'm sure is one of the reasons they offer flu shots there in the first place. We were classic flu shot customers.
On the way to get flu shots, we took advantage of early voting in North Carolina, voting at the Connelly Springs Town Hall. We were approached by a couple of ladies while in the parking lot - and one gave us a sheet telling us all the conservative candidates to vote for. They may have technically broken the law by approaching us in the parking lot - you have to be a certain distance way from the polling station, and that may have been too close - but they looked like a cross between Aunt Bea and your favorite grandmother, so I doubt the Burke County police will slap them in the hoosegow any time soon, unless Barney Pfife shows up. They were very nice, and we thanked them, but I'm pretty sure I didn't vote for anyone on their list.
Today we also dealt with installing a new DVR box, which was a lot more difficult than it should have been. But basically all that had to be done was put the TV input (or is it output) cord on the correct post & pull out and re-seat the smart card. Took a few minutes to figure that out, especially the smart card. But now we are back in the 21st century. We can once again DVR programs, pause live tv and skip the commercials. Skipping commercials is important. It's how I get past all the political ads, and in a month or so, it'll keep me from going crazy because of the Christmas ads. The old box suddenly quit working yesterday, and they got the new one to us today - pretty quick. We have to send the old one back, so that'll be fun to deal with.
The day started with a dog walk, as usual. We took the long way up to the cemetery, which means I got to walk up lots of hills, but only one way. Not like in the old days when you had to walk up hills both ways, thanks of course, to modern engineering. The last few days have been very pleasant, warm days, cool nights, clear skies, and the mountains are quite visible. The leaves are changing, and things are very beautiful. I hear it's going to rain though - fine with me, let it rain. Just means Pickles and I will get wet when we go for our walks.