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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I think I am going to have to write a book! I'm going to call it "The Misadventures of A Woman and Her Scooter"

I had to go to pick up my prescription at Walmart today. I had the prescription called into the pharmacy last week and I have been procrastinating to go pick it up. One day it was raining, one day I was tired, etc.

Well , today I knew I had to go because I was running out of the pills I had! I looked at the weather report last night and it said that we would have sunshine emoticon in the morning and 30% chance of thunderstorms emoticon emoticon in the afternoon. Okay, so I planned to go in the morning to avoid the storms! ( Very smart Spark friends will see where this is headed emoticon )

When I got up this morning , it was cloudy and there was a light drizzle. Oh well, I had to go! I got my umbrella and headed out to Walmart on my scooter. It was 72 degrees and pretty nice, even with the drizzle! I went to the pharmacy and asked for my prescription. The girl at the counter looked it up and said that there was nothing there for me. REALLY?!
I told her that I had it called in last week. She looked again and said it was returned to stock." Okay, well, I need the pills today!" "You will have to go to the drop-off window and order them again" she said. emoticon emoticon
So, I "tootled" over to wait in line. I ordered the script again and was told it would be about 15 minutes. I had other shopping to do so that was alright! I did my shopping and went back and got my pills. Then I headed for the door. Guess what? It's now pouring down rain! ( as an aside, I live about 6 blocks from the Walmart-20 minutes on the scooter)
Out into the rain I went with a small umbrella that cost me 5$. I got to the Shoppers grocery store and stopped at the front where there is an roof where I could shake some of the water off the umbrella. While I was shake off the water, the umbrella handle broke in two. REALLY?! Now what?!?

I decided to go in to the grocery store and see if they had some electrical tape that I could use to fix the umbrella. No tape! They did have umbrellas, but they were too expensive! They also had emergency rain ponchos. I got one of those and some self sticking gauze to fix the umbrella.

The poncho was really a thin trash bag with a hood, but it fit over me and covered my legs, And off I went with my trash bag and bent umbrella! The poncho worked great, except for my feet in flip-flops. I dumped the umbrella in the dumpster when I got home! Luckily, I have a big, sturdy umbrella for the next time! I got out of the wet clothes, got a nice cup of green tea with honey, and curled up with my JE book to get points for my challenge!
I guess this will teach me not to procrastinate! Strangely enough, I wasn't upset! Just another adventure for the woman and her scooter! ( Oh, by the way, the sun came out as soon as I got into the house!)

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    I use a scooter at times also. they hate to get wet! LOL I have a large garbage bag (30 gallon size) for the seat and a 13 gallon one for the tiller. It has saved me a few times. I also bought a good Poly vinyl rain coat for about $12.00 and well worth the money. NOW if it rains and it does! I am covered, by seat is covered, my battery area is covered and my tiller is covered.

    Glad you made it home safe and sound!
    1723 days ago
    Oh my, don't you just love days like that? I am glad you weathered it all right!

    1723 days ago
    emoticon Hi there we need to start on those lists together and stop procrastinating. I have te same problem, emoticon

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. emoticon t
    1723 days ago
    Man - when I hear this stuff I wished I lived near you. Sumay - can you come?!? But, it sounds like you dealt with it with such a good attitude.

    That's got to be hard - but my friend in the nursing home was just like you - she never let anything get her down - she just went and did what she had to do. I love that about her. It might not always be easy - but she is some lady - and so are you!

    Seriously - you just might want to write that book!

    1723 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Great Blog. What an Adventure You had. Sorry about the Broken Umbrella and that You got Wet through it though. Other wise things went Great. A Funny Story over all it sounds like. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Happy 4th of July. Stay Safe. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    1723 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2013 7:40:00 AM
    OMG! My blog today is called My Misadventures. Must have been something in the air. I'm glad that you got your errands done and made it home in one piece.
    1724 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    It figures---the weather forcaster's, with all thier expensive equipment don't seem to get it right.
    1724 days ago
  • IS1GAR
    Karen is right the visual was perfect and you made me laugh.....I'm saying this because you admitted not getting upset about your experience. I hope you don't get upset with me now. At least the Sun Shined on you for the rest of the day.
    We all have days like this except that I'm too chicken to get in a scooter.
    Thank you for sharing!
    1724 days ago
    What an adventure! But against all odds, you made it. emoticon
    1724 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    what a day! sorry you got wet on your trip! but it made for a funny tale!

    1724 days ago
    What a visual! Thanks for the funny. I'm sorry it all happened, but I love that you shared it. I'm still chuckling from the image in my head of you in the rain on that scooter with umbrella in two parts. Glad you made it home all safe and sound. emoticon
    1724 days ago
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