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Our lives are in this crazy, hugely stressful spiral right now, but all you can do is laugh. The hubs is supposed to wear this fancy cardiac monitor for 30 days. It came last week, but we didn't start it up right away. We were just distracted 1/
We are in the midst of a kitchen remodel to repair water damage that happened last summer and fa in the middle of more afib worries and trips to Mayo. So, we have no sink and no countertops and cabinets were just put in last week 2/
Have only been able to unpack some of the bins. But it's going. Cooking, needless to say, is a challenge. I delayed the project more because it took me forever to choose flooring and buy a countertop, which seemed a little too much like buying a car. 3/
Couldn't find a sink, but ordered countertop. Now counter guy is waiting for me to get a sink. Ordered yesterday but a snafu with the big box home improvement store flubbed the order and it had to be redone today. 4/
Meanwhile, we're changing a bandage on his toe every day because he dropped something on it & had to have stitches 2 weeks ago. Yes, elaquis is a lifesaver but it sure makes life interesting. So the heart monitor, with no current pressing symptoms, had not been my priority 5/
After calls from Biotel asking me what the heck we were doing, tonight we decide to try to get this thing assembled. First up - shaving his chest. Are they kidding? This is a grandpa with LONG chest hairs and he's a bleeder! We soap him up, he starts to shave and cuts himself 6/
I take over and he holds tissue to stop the bleeding. We realize we have to shave more because it's a bigger spot than we thought. (We STILL didn't get it all!) Then they say use this scrub pad for a minute. More blood. Sigh 7/
Get monitor all put together and nothing. Call company. Super customer service rep walks us through all steps. Dang thing is dead. Pull patch off. More bleeding. I tell her a little of our story and she's like OMG!! Box up monitor & I remember we haven't changed toe bandage 8/
And this is the best part of being married 40 years. I'm wrapping gauze & I just start laughing hysterically. Then he starts laughing, because what else are you going to do right? So it's midnight and we're crying with laughter over gauze, tape, scissors, heart monitors 9/
And little blinking lights that aren't blinking like they're supposed to and his surprise that I didn't ask the customer service rep what color tile she would buy for a backsplash. And we are debating the merits of removing the rest of the hair on his chest. Nair? Wax? 10/
The stress of the moment melts away and we will be giggling tomorrow over what to do about the hair. Either way he'll have a day to heal before the monitor gets here. Between the gall bladder surgery & toe, he's had a whole summer with no swimming. Some days are really tough 11/
And here's the kitchen. Still searching for sea glass tile. Do kitchens really need sinks? #SendNair #PrayforthePulvers
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