Such a fun day today. I had a doctor’s appointment, still having problems with getting the new power chair. So, since I spent most of the night fighting with my computer, I didn’t get any sleep. Maybe a few winks here and there, but not much. And to make things even more fun, it was just plain cold this morning. Getting out from under the nice, warm blankies, into the cold room is not my idea of a good way to start a day. But then again, I can’t sleep in a hot room, so I have to keep the heat off at night. See the problem? Then you turn off the nice hot water in the shower and have to eventually open the curtain and crawl out, again into a cold room, and that just adds insult to injury.
Well, to cut to the chase, I got up early, braved the cold apartment, got dressed and ready to be picked up to see the doc. My best decisions are definitely not made before noon. I did wear a long-sleeved shirt, but I guess I just thought it was still the middle of summer outside, because it just didn’t occur to me to grab a coat. I do, however, keep my magic raincoat on the back of my power chair, just to make sure I don’t get rained on. My experience here is that if I’m prepared for rain, it doesn’t happen, but if I go out unprepared, even if the sun is shining brightly, I will definitely get rained on at some point. So, my motto is the same as the Girl Scouts…Be Prepared! When I got downstairs and to the hall to wait for the bus, it was just flat-out COLD!!!!! The raincoat shielded me from the wind that was cutting thru me, but still, it isn’t lined, so not much heat there.