I went out this morning to Bed, Bath & Beyond to find something to help my aching neck. I’ve been having trouble for over a month with carpal tunnel issues (already had bilaterel carpal tunnel surgery years ago), shoulder pain and neck pain.
I found one of those cervical pillows which I have around my neck right now hoping for some relief. In the middle of the night I couldn’t sleep, so I got up and got a towel, rolled it up and put it under my neck. That got me to sleep at least.
I had a bone density test last month, and those results just came back, and there are problems with osteopenia (I think that means midway point between normal and osteoporosis) in my neck. I had a car accident 20 years ago and subsequently had various hand surgeries as well as my neck partially fused, so there’s arthritis there anyway.
Typing is painful though I’m wearing a brace on my right hand. I need one for the left hand I guess. On top of all this I found out Friday I have another bladder infection. Oh joy.
Anyway, I stopped at Braums for a few things on the way home. I bought baking potatoes, salad, yogurt and a few other things.
Naturally once I got home I realized I’d not only been charged for three baking potatoes, but also for a 3 pound bag of red potatoes I didn’t get. So I paid close to $6 for three potatoes. I’ve already called them and will take the receipt to get my money back next time I’m out. Why didn’t I look at that receipt when I got in my car?
Note to self, check receipt before you leave. Had I had more sleep and wasn’t feeling a bit poorly, maybe I’d have caught that mistake.
Anyway, that isn’t my real story. All that is just commentary leading up to it.
As I was pulling out, a man drove up on a bicycle with quite a few things attached to it. I didn’t really notice anything in particular, but quickly zeroed in on the vacuum cleaner he was carrying in one hand. A regular push vacuum cleaner.
Well, that was my moment of levity for the day. I couldn’t help but chuckle on down the road. I take my hat off to anyone who can ride a bicycle with random objects attached to it, who can also carry a vacuum cleaner with one hand.