I couldn’t hold a connection at all yesterday, and it’s terribly frustrating. I thought maybe my aircard/antenna setup was going bad again. So it’s 8:00 am on Friday morning and I’ve brought the whole thing out to the patio, reasoning that my AT&T cell phone doesn’t work inside the apartment, so it could be the same with my AT&T aircard. I’m sitting here in my jacket – Sacramento mornings are COLD, even when the days are warm.
I drove yesterday to get the last of my prescriptions, and then went to the library. I don’t know why it is such an ordeal to get prescriptions refilled promptly in the state of CA, but I had the same problems last year, even when I had to drive 50 miles one way to the nearest pharmacy. They never have enough of what you need – “we’ll give you 10, and you can pick up the rest tomorrow” seems to be their mantra. Only tomorrow they usually have an another excuse. I didn’t find that in North Carolina, nor was it a problem in Georgia. It is aggravating since I only drive when my vision seems to be really good, and then it has to be a time when traffic is light, which drastically reduces my window of opportunity.
So on my 4th trip back to Bel Air Pharmacy I finally picked up the remainder of what I was prescribed. I then drove to the Fair Oaks library and checked out some books. I started one yesterday when I couldn’t get connected to the internet, and read it off and on between other activities. I finally set it down at 11:30 pm with about 2 chapters to go. I haven’t done that in a while!
The economy seems to have taken its toll on the library system here. Of course I compare all libraries with the branches of the Fairfax Co. VA Public Library system, and of course Fairfax Co. makes all other libraries pale by comparison – just sheer number of books, but also the staff. I don’t mean to denigrate the staff at the local library here – they are friendly, helpful, and willing, but there aren’t enough of them. I found books out of order all over the place, which is a “no-no” for a library. If I wasn’t going to work at Lassen soon I would volunteer to come in a couple days a week and shelve (and re-shelve) books for them.
I tried my best to find something in large print that I wanted, but all books are mixed together – fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, mysteries, etc. It is frustrating to have to look through them. I guess if I didn’t have something to complain about I would have to invent something!