Monday, May 2, 2022

My Pump, My Job, My Energy




 Yes, sexy picture I know.  I have been a bit busy.  I got my insulin pump about two weeks ago.  AMAZING.  It tells you all kinds of things.  So, the first little while, I was looking at the little computer every time it beeped.  Now I'm used to it and hardly have to check.  It is an amazing product.  The biggest problem I have is not letting the clip come loose from my clothing and dropping the computer to the ground.  I'll tell you more later, just a quick share.  And, my numbers are really good now.  

Other good things.  I got a call from my old apartment manager to confirm that I am still on the list for the new apartments they are building.  The good and the bad: They will not have senior priced apartments but all apartments will be income restricted so I will still qualify.  I took a drive by them again the other day.  I can't say I love their look.  As my friend from the old apartments said, they will be like the housing projects you see on tv or maybe a hotel/motel with straight rows of front doors.  I'm judging it before it is even finished so I really should wait to see before I comment.  The truth is I will get such a good price for the area that I can't complain.  

However, here is the kicker, I also got a new job last week.  The new job will throw me over the income levels but the apartments won't be ready until around the first of the year so I will have to figure out what to do then.  Truth is I can afford to live in those apartments with just my SSA pay check so I'll face that decision when the time comes. 

New job: Well, it is for a single divorce attorney who plans to expand her firm.  The Texas courts are still on Zoom (which I didn't even know) so she is running her office remotely even though she does have an office downtown. The way I understand it is that there are three divisions of the work.  One lady answers all the phone calls and schedules new appointments. Another lady does all the document production. And I will connect everybody's work and all incoming documents to the data management system.  

I will work from home and since I've never done that, can't imagine how much easier it will be with no drive downtown in peak traffic.  

My energy level since wearing the pump has increased so much.  Buddy and I have been walking so much more to burn off my excess energy.   If I can't think of a chore I want to do, we just go for another little walk.  I feel like my old, pre-diabetic self.  It is incredible.  I never thought I would feel that way again.  

More later... 

13 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, such good news about the insulin pump! And now so much more energy -- congrats! The new job sounds fab too -- extra money is always welcome! I'm glad everything's going so well for you -- enjoy!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

This is such great news!! I am so happy to hear this Barbara. Yeah. Working from home is all I've ever done in my life so I think you will find it easy. You will make your schedule and you'll find it so nice to do this in your casual clothes and to have Buddy near you. Sounds like everything is coming up roses! Yeah!

Suemn said...

I'm so happy for you with the new insulin pump and getting your energy back. Also, congratulations on the new job.

Olga said...

That is great news about the return of your energy level. I have a friend who lives in an apartment building very much as you described. Her apartment is lovely and the whole building is incredibly energy efficient.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Can't wait to hear more about the new pump. In the meantime I'm happy for your good news as well.

Arkansas Patti said...

Sooo happy you got the insulin pump and it is doing the job for you. Plus, energy and a new job? Things really are looking up. Glad you will be able to work from home. Think that is the coming situation for the future workers.

BootsandBraids said...

That's the thing about the new senior complexes. They're so closed in, built like a box, a hotel, rows of doors. I can imagine the walls being thin, noise coming at you from both sides. Congrats on the new job. Good to know you're feeling better.

Marie Smith said...

This is such good news about the insulin pump and your health. It sounds like you have a new lease on life, Barbara.

Tom said...

Boy oh boy, you have lots to think about ... mostly positive. Good luck!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What a lot of good news you had to share. Glad the new pump is working out well.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The new pump and the New You are the best news ever! I'm so happy for you my friend.
And the job? Sounds awesome!

What a pickle about the apartment rent issue! I have faith that it will work out in your favor.
Take care-

kath001 said...

So happy to hear your good news updates!

Marie Smith said...

I missed this post somehow. Great news on many levels! Buddy must love all the walking!