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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Desert View - Day 55 - Mice?

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8:13 am - Thursday - January 4th - Grand Canyon - 20º F, 42% humidity, wind 2 mph out of the north by northeast.....forecast high is 54º F with clear blue skies......BP at 126/81.......sweet!

Now that I'm one week into my post stroke life my blood pressure has stabilized, my weight has stabilized.....no retention of water anymore.....I weigh exactly the same thing every single day.....now I need to get back into a workout mode to begin losing weight again.  It was so frustrating when my weight continually went up and down from day to day  I had no idea I was retaining water, and that it was the reason my weight would fluctuate from day to day.  I didn't think I was taking in too much salt, but apparently I was.  I rarely add salt to anything I eat, but I usually do add pepper.  It really came down, I guess, to TLE changing the way she cooks for me.....she needs more salt than I do.  Since she altered her cooking style I still think my food has plenty of taste, but now I am officially on a 'low sodium' diet.  I still get tired pretty easily, but that is also improving on a daily basis.  

For the first time in over a year we discovered we had an unwelcome tenant in our Newell.....when we got home Tuesday night from our day in Flagstaff TLE discovered some mouse droppings in our large pan drawer under the oven....there had been none the day before, so this mousy intruder had only just arrived.  I washed all the mouse traps (we have 4), and then added new 'attractant' to each one.....first thing Wednesday morning I checked all the traps, checking under the pan drawer last, and there I found the mouse.....dead as a door nail.  Whenever we have suspected we had a mouse in the past, and have deployed the mouse traps, we have always scored the very next morning.....it has never failed.  On Thursday, when I have my next day off work I will empty out the storage bays to see if there are any other unwanted tenants.....I'm hoping this doesn't mean we have mice, only a singular mouse....we shall see.

After a single day off Tuesday I was back at work Wednesday working the 'close' shift.....TLE had two days off in a row.....I relieved Ian at the register about 12:15 pm after clocking in and counting my money into my cash drawer.  As soon as I put in my drawer it became busy, and stayed busy all the way to 5 pm.....I ended up dropping almost $800 which is a pretty busy day for just 4 hours and 45 minutes at the register.  I think I sold close to 30 t-shirts during my shift which is a  lot.....usually I might sell 5-6 per shift.

Right at the end of my shift our manager, Dakota, came in to buy a frozen pizza and a frozen TV dinner.....while I was ringing him up I forgot to give him the 20% discount for employees.  When I went to reverse it, which is usually a simple process, my computer hung up, and it took over 30 minutes for me to complete the reversal of the initial transaction, and then scan the items again and give the discount, so by the time I went to count down my cash drawer it was already 5:40 pm.....I'm usually home by that time.  I did finally clock out around 5:56, and was home by 6:05.  By the end of my shift I was feeling less tired, and more energized, which was a good sign.  We watched the first episode of the 30th season of the 'Amazing Race', and were in bed shortly after that.

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