Thursday, January 6, 2011


Woke up and felt tired.  Went to see Dr. Rubin today to find out what the results of my blood work was.  Alex came along to meet him and see Bonnie.  I sat on the exam table and could have fallen asleep.  He told me I was borderline neutropenic with a wbc of 1.9.  Which means, I was headed home.  Took the car ride home and felt tired.  Tried to get to work today but was too tired to do anything.  I ended up giving up and layed down for a 3 hour nap.  Made dinner and had to sit down to rest.  It looks like all the energy I had all week has been used up!  Almost time for bed... thank god.

The most significant thing that happened to me all day was Bob being pulled over by the state trooper as we were coming off of 84.  We thought it had to be because he had a head light out - that Volvo is notorious for the lights going out and we knew of one.  The cop pulled out and came up to us on the left and slowed down.  As we pulled off onto Route 9, he came along and flipped on his lights.  As Bob rolled down the window, he described the headlight issue to the trooper but the trooper responded with the real reason he pulled us over - inspection overdue!  Well, we were both so surprised by it and we told the trooper so.  Bob simply said to him we were distracted during the month because of my illness.  Trooper left and went back to his car.  He came back and handed Bob a ticket for the inspection and he was appalled that he didn't give him a 'fix it' ticket.  Bob started telling the trooper that he wasn't humane, could have made a choice, etc.  All I could think of was how was I going to get Bob out of jail!  I am not one to confront a police officer EVER, but Bob was great!!! Eloquent in a forceful way - the trooper has no idea what will happen when Bob shows up at court and fights this!  I don't think he cares if he wins or loses, he totally enjoys the argument and cannot wait to get in front of a judge or the trooper himself.  He thrives on this... this ticket and the opportunity it presented totally made Bob's (and my) day!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now Mare, if ever there was a time for the dramatic it was then. You whip off the hat? wig? you're wearing and say "Get a load of this Smokie" ---Your pal Al