Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ready to Roll!

Well, today is the last day at Whispering Pines and tomorrow we head north for our first attempt at taking off.

My first stop was to the Home Medical Supply to try a different face mask for the CPAP machine.  This one just straps on to the nose and has little nostril things.  I wasn't sure if I felt more like Miss Piggy or a rhino with the tubing going up to my forhead.  I can't wait to get to bed tonight and "slip into something more comfortable".  I thought it was a bit rude that she asked me if I could keep my mouth shut.  If you don't have the full face mask (like my Hannibel Lector style) you need to breathe ONLY through the nose. Any of my friends would have said no!  Wow, while typing that last sentence I missed the R in friends and realized that my group is only one letter away from being fiends.  That's very telling.
this is what ia actually looks like

I had some time to kill so I did another drop at Good Will and left my beloved bo staff at TASK Karate studios with a note for Randy.  Hopefully he will be able to find some young student with a need for it.

Then after a stop at People's Coop for some fresh berries and some dishsoap that is cruelty free (it's harder to find that you might think).  They also had some lovely parfait glasses that matched the other two I bought.  I was just thinking the other day that I wished I had two more of them...and now I do.

With my errands completed I went over to Taste of India to meet up with Marti, Colleen and Karen for one more Indian buffet before leaving.  We were our usual loud and racous selves, I'm really surprised we haven't been asked to leave yet.  After having seen the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (for the elderly and beautiful) I was thinking we needed to rename this restaurant the Best Exotic Taste of India for the Elderly and Beautiful.  Mainly because I'm beautiful and they're.....well....old.

On my way home I stopped at the hazardous waste center to dispose of the old drugs and medicines like a good girl and was handed one back.  Apparently you can only bring those in on special days when the police are present.  I'm trying to do the right thing here, but they seem to make it difficult.  I had tried before to take them to a pharmacy, certainly THEY know what to do with old drugs but they refused also and sent to me the Hazardous Waste Facility.  Now I don't know if I should take them to a police station or sell them in some dark alley.  I just want to get rid of them in an appropriate manner!

When we got home we took down the awning and put the golf clubs and chairs in the car.  Then we managed to hoist the scooter on to the carrier behind the car.  We really need a ramp, I don't want to have to lift that too many times - too heavy!  We're hoping the carrier holds and the scooter on it.  We'll know by the time we get there if this is working or not.

I started putting away some of the indoor things and although I've put my garden "to bed" many times in my life, I've never put it "to bath".  It is important to not have more plants than your bathtub will hold.

So, wish us luck for a safe journey and we should be set up again tomorrow night.

Long Live the Queen of Whispering Pines


  1. Goodness, how do you sleep with that contraption on your head? I love the cartoon. Where do you find these gems? I'm getting ready to leave for work and wanted to wish you good luck on your first day on the road. Hope your day is fabulous! Hugs, Edna B.

  2. Bon Yoyage, Mon Amie! (See, you can't change 'amie' into anything fiendish!)

    :) Becky