Grump Central Archive: Week of 6 June 2021

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Simpler times. I never thought I'd look back on those days with any sense of fondness, but I do now, if only just a little. Funny how things can change.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Continuing with accomplishments from one year ago: last year at this time my side yard was finally, finally rid of the camper, and I was able to see my home as I'd been dreaming I might for five and a half years.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

My grandkids' benefactor has made another deposit toward their welfare. On behalf of their furriness, I thank the anonymous individual profusely!

In other news, I had another follow-up with the cardiology folks yesterday. Good news/bad news. Good: kidney function is almost back to normal (how I went from Stage 3 failure to nearly-healthy in a few weeks is a mystery I'm not inclined to try and solve). Bad: heart is showing signs of weakening further. Chief cardiologist wanted to perform a procedure to better measure my ejection fraction. However, it's already very bad—anything below 20% is considered critical, and mine is estimated to be between 12% and 15%. What's the point? A more accurate bad number is still a bad number. Not to mention that it's an invasive procedure: they stick a catheter into the artery in your neck and push it down into your heart to take pressure measurements. It involves a three-day hospital stay, plus you go home with a battery-powered IV pump to keep running 24/7 for who knows how long. The cardiology team literally gasped when I refused.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

As I said, June 2020 was very busy. Here I've finished installing my spanky new TV, and I'm testing the wall mount.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Back in 2020, June was a very busy month. On this day I installed my bathtub.

Monday, 7 June 2021

One year ago today I finished building my kitchen island, although I still have not stained the woodwork, so it still looks just like this.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

And now we're in the throes of a classic heat wave—mid-90s yesterday, today and tomorrow. If I don't open my windows during the daytime, the house stays in the 70s without AC.

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