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Friday, June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 Friday Morning

It has been a couple weeks so I thought I would check in and let you know how life has been.

Last weekend was Pridefest here in Milwaukee.  The weather could have been better but glad it was last weekend and not this.  Going to ran this weekend and be cold.  Last weekend it got to the 70s but the wind came off Lake Michigan and the festival grounds are right on the lake front.  Friday night we got to the festival around 7 PM to meet some friends.  Had a good night but left around 11 PM because even with a hat and gloves we were freezing.  Wind off the lake made it feel in the 40s, the temperature of the water.  Saturday afternoon we were at the festival from about 1 PM to 4 PM and then went back for a couple hours from 7 PM to 9 PM.  By 9 PM it was again getting very cold and we were tired and had enough.  We were lucky enough to get some free tickets so we saved the $16 ticket fee each time we entered.  Saved $64 because of the free tickets.  The festival is only a couple miles from our home since we are near downtown Milwaukee.  Sunday afternoon we spent a couple hours watching the parade and then went home exhausted from the weekend.  I am getting old.

My prostate infection is still not gone so I decided to refill my antibiotic and the anti inflammatory for another month cycle.  Was not willing to pay the $81 for the antibiotic like I did the first time and inquired about a cheaper alternative.  Got a prescription for Doxycycline Mono instead of the Doxycycline Hyclate.  For some reason they are much the same but only $12.99 for the Mono one.
So I finally got the doctor to call that prescription into the pharmacy and picked up my monthly HIV meds and food at the AIDS clinic on Wednesday.

Thursday (yesterday) I had a repair guy come to fix the ice dispenser on the refrigerator.  Got a card in the mail the other day that our warranty was expiring on the refrigerator we bought five years ago.  Forgot I bought the extended warranty and gave them a call to see if the repair was covered.  Since it was I had the repair guy come to the house.  The repair guy came and even with all the parts he realized it is a problem with the door and a entire new door was ordered.  Was told we might even get a call saying we will have to get a new replacement frig if a door is not in stock or more expensive then what we paid for the whole frig.  Sad that one door can be more than an entire fridge.  Have another appointment set for next Thursday if the repair is still happening.

The dogs are all doing great.  I still look at them and say I am the luckiest dog dad in the world.
Tony still takes Rose to work each morning and we figure out how she will get home either by me picking her up at Tony's shop or him driving her home.  While they are gone I walk my treadmill and give Bo and Casper butcher bones in the basement with me to chew on.  We then go for a walk around the block.  I recently started taking Vito then and then Kali for separate walks.  Vito is blind but love the smells.  Kali is old so we walk very slow.  When I get back from walking Bo and Casper, Vito and Kali now want a walk also.  I need the exercise and do love watching the dogs happy.

I have been keeping busy around the house.  Since I am happy to be home and feel most comfortable here I have the house just how I want it for the Summer.  Flowers are planted and the yard looks good.  I will just have to keep up with the weeding over the next few months.  I miss the pond but am happy I took it down because it has been nice to have one less thing to do each day or one less thing to worry about. 

I still get up by 6:30 AM to feed the dogs and give Vito his shot and end up needing a couple hour nap usually between 1 and 3 PM.  Then I start my day over again with a cup of coffee until I go to bed by 10 PM.  If I don't take a nap the next day seems very hard to get through.

Got an email today from someone who found my blog.  Always happy to help in any way I can and is the reason I started this blog.  I can be emailed any time.  I put myself out here so if my life and the life I live with HIV and AIDS can help anyone, I am happy to help.  I have learned that there is no cure for HIV and AIDS and if anyone tells you they have a cure they are lying.  I also have learned that if you do not take your HIV meds you will get AIDS and die.  That might sound harsh but it is true.  Your body will eventually not be able to fight the disease and you will get infections and die.  I am old enough to remember seeing my fiends in their final stages of AIDS before they died and know how horrible that can be.  Please take your HIV meds if prescribed. 

 

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