and I had our H1N1 flu shots last Saturday.
All my concerns in regards to my allergy
and the vaccine were addressed after
we arrived. The health unit
nurses, and all the staff, were thorough,
kind and competent. I received health
care as I seldom experience it!
I was nauseous all day Sunday and slept a lot; Attila felt no ill effect. Our arms were sore for a few days, but only to the point of mild irritation.
My annual Breast Screening took place last week and happily the reports have come back with the all clear.
My morning was stressful, as I attempted to make an online purchase. I tried calling in the order, to Staples, but they did not answer the telephone in a timely manner. So, I decided to try ordering online. It was quick and easy, but the fine print didn't come to my attention until the confirmation email arrived. That was when I discovered that free shipping had been discontinued for our area. After talking to them on the phone and discovering a significant shipping charge, I cancelled the order.
Next time I order anything online, from anywhere, I'll be calling to inquire about any offer of "free shipping". Rural life has a few significant drawbacks and the cost of shipping is one of them.
As I was sitting at the computer I caught, out of the corner of my eye, a large shape approaching the window to my right. I could not turn my head in time to see it clearly. It landed on the roof above my head and began to make a modest racket.
After working for a short time on the computer, I headed over to the kitchen to finish off the morning dishes, around 12:10 p.m. Just outside the kitchen window a large barred owl sat with her back to me. I believe she was the creature who had landed on the roof just over my head, a short time before. As I watched, her head swiveled and a pair of dark penetrating eyes locked my gaze, lost interest and moved on to survey the forest floor below.
She sat immobile on the same branch, all but for her head, for more than twenty minutes; she surveyed the forest floor below, with a sweeping 360 degree gaze.
I watched her for a while, from the window and took a few photos. When I moved on to other tasks around the house, I found myself coming back to the kitchen window to gaze at her, until I returned one time to see that she had gone.
The high-speed internet connection continues to entertain. Google Earth is now accessible, what fun for a geographer!
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