Monday, October 4, 2010


This morning someone is coming to install our phone/internet/TV. I was told installation could take 4 hours. There is a 2 hour window during which the installer is supposed to arrive. Of course, my morning appliance delivery last week didn't happen until 2:00 in the afternoon, so I'm not overly optimistic. Much of the day is going to be spent waiting-- waiting for the installer to arrive, and then waiting for him to finish. There is obviously still plenty of work to be done around the house, but there are also many errands that need to be run and phone calls that need to be made.
It will be like being back in Tiny Village, but the county seat is 20 miles away, and I need to go there to pick up a medicaid application for Daughter. She needs to have that approved before we can set up the assessments to get her services. I also need to get that so I can get her set up with doctors. Some of her prescriptions run out at the end of this month, and I will need a primary care doctor in order to access the specialists she will need. The doctors will need to get her medical records from her old doctors.
It took 2 hours to get driver's license, state ID, and the car registered on Friday. Brother and Sister were questioning why I went on the 1st of the month, when the office would be extra busy, then they were questioning why I hadn't done other things yet. I explained to them that I had to establish residency to do all those other things, and that in order to establish residency, I had to spend 2 hours getting driver's license and state ID on Friday. Things have to happen in a certain order. There is lots of waiting involved.
One of my friends gave me a card. It has a photograph of a woman looking harried as she carries a mattress through a narrow corridor lined with junk. Inside it says, "Moving-- a little bit of hell on earth." My friend was afraid I'd be offended. I was delighted. I think it is a wonderful description of moving. Now it's time to get Daughter up out of bed and get busy compiling the to do list for the week. Happy Monday!


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