Yet another thunderstorm that came in from Mexico, which is due west of us. This one is a bit smaller but we did lose power and internet again for a brief few seconds. It's like a nightly deal where we get a big enough thunderstorm to knock things out and scare the shit out of little dogs. Lucy is panting next to me on the couch trying to climb up my body to my head. Somehow it makes her feel better but after a few stern NOs she will go hide under the side table and the house will vibrate, not from the thunder but from a little dog that hates storms. It's funny that she can vibrate the house like that. Well, at least my area of it.
I felt a bit better from the lupus that slammed me five days ago. I have to say that I can go weeks before it comes back but when it does it pulls the floor out from under me and the aches are monumental when it comes to pain. You feel like someone has beat you up with a baseball bat and then comes back to try to finish the bashing later when you least expect it. I was taking a shower and I nearly doubled over in pain. It was so bad that I needed David to help me out and help dry me. My arms just couldn't respond to do anything but hurt. And my shoulders felt as if some 200 lb goblin was sitting on me and wouldn't get off. Thank goodness the pain has resided a bit. At least I was able to make dinner and do a load of laundry.
Since David has been forcibly retired, he has been doing a lot of phoning to government agencies and insurance companies. He extended my insurance for the next four months through what I think is Cobra? I'm not old enough to get Medicare Part A yet. I'll be eligible in September so I have to wait. I do have Part B though. So the Cobra will cover me for my doctor visits until then.
He has also been busy around the house while I've been laid up with the pain. He tried mowing the lawn yesterday but was stopped by a sudden freak thunderstorm. I had to laugh because Mother Nature has been impeding his efforts in fixing up the house and mowing the lawn. So the yard looks strangely half cut. He has been painting the trellis posts of the front porch every morning for the past few mornings before the sun comes out. Our front porch faces east so it blazes with the morning sun. It gets really hot out there. He has, I think the other side or outer posts of the trellis to finish and then he can mark that job off as done. Yeah, he has made an actual "To Do" list that is on his laptop. Every few days he marks something as done.
Friday he insect bombed the Man Cave out back and then cleaned it out and got it back to a manageable order where he could find things. He has really neglected the Cave God while he worked at the office but now he has time and he spends it outside getting things in order again. The Man Cave God is pleased.
Well, I am going to try to plug in my other heating pad to put on my shoulders and wrap one around my right arm. The aches are coming back again with a vengeance. So I'll watch something on Demand on the cable and listen to the rain then go back to sleep if this shit lets me. Y'all have a magical safe day.