Things to do while you wait: (this is not a comprehensive list, but will give you an idea of my frustration level)
I cleaned the range top (looks good) and the oven by hand (takes longer than flipping the auto clean switch) however, at the end, reaching the back wall of the oven is extremely awkward so I put it on auto and steam cleaned it. I didn’t even know ovens had steam clean options nowadays. That didn’t do it, so went for the regular clean cycle which fills the house with irritating smoky air. Should have known better.
Watch the neighbors leaves float down into your yard. Rake the yard again.
Ride bike – however the weather has to cooperate. I don’t enjoy thirty mile per hour cold winds.
Write – hampered by how many hours my eyes can stand being in front of a screen. Read – same as above. There are so many good books out there.
Research – more screen time.
Fix fence. Staples have worked themselves out of the fence. Since I enjoy my bunny-less back yard so much, I’m not about to let one sneak in over the winter.
Call old friends. Catch up. Pester them.
Drink tea. Jig saw puzzle. Contemplate an art project. Look through old family albums. More tea.
Well, I got my surgery scheduled and then found out my sister’s kidney surgery has to go first. It is more critical. So, I called and cancelled mine, will re-schedule once I know how my sister has recovered, and now I’m packing for the drive over the hill and a long stay. Calling all my friends back to let them know the change of plans. It’s all I can do. As disappointed as I am not to get mine over with, I can’t say that I was surprised. The scheduler and I just had to change things too many times. Hopefully, when I return, it will all go smooth as silk. Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement!