Well, I have bad news today. Dad dreamed up about the nursing home charges being covered. He did speak with them, but none of what he told me was correct according to what the nursing home people told my sister today on the phone. Seems these days he forms his own versions of reality a lot. What he wishes becomes "his" reality. The nursing home charges are NOT covered at all, and it is costing roughly $6,600.00 per month. When Dad told me it was covered, I thought it too good to be true, and I guess it is. Oh well, it is what it is, and so much for my feeling a bit taller. Dad called upset just a while ago, so I told him I'd go on my lunch break & get it in writing just what the financial status is. I've a feeling I have a lot of grief ahead dealing with Dad's memory.
As to work today, my boss gave me a couple great compliments. He sent me to modify a 3pt sprayer he special ordered for a blueberry grower. He said I was the perfect man for the job as he knew I'd figure out how to set it up. I got it modified and the buyer was very happy. When I got back to the store I went straight to the shop to finish putting a new air ride suspension bag under one of the transfer trucks. I texted the boss to tell him the sprayer owner was happy and that I was working on the truck. He texted in reply "You da man". Earlier today though, I had a very painful incident. While driving out a break shoe pin from the transfer truck using a 3lb shop hammer and a long drift pin, the hammer (worn rounded) glanced off the pin & hit the side of my knee joint. And I was putting my body behind that hammer. I can barely push a clutch, and when I pulled the repaired truck from their shop, I had to use my right foot due to the pain. Sure hoping it's not too bad tomorrow.
I just now got in from getting some of the sold machinery ready for towing to the new owners. Leg is hurting bad, but it's gotta be done, plus it helped some to keep busy with all the family issues going on. Yesterday I felt so relieved, but that's gone now.
I know now I must have full time employment to make ends meet, so I'm hoping & praying I can earn a spot full time at Southern States. Sorry to rant on, but sometimes it helps to just put things down in writing. Plus it sometimes comes in handy when I forget things!