Those in Authority

Luke 7:50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Mike and me, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

I called the neurologist office this morning to see if the doctor would see me without Mike, and they said yes! I was told I would get 15 minutes at 11:15am. I prayed about what I needed to cover, then I made a list of high points to make sure I talked about them. So, Mike went to lunch with the guys, and I made it over to the office and needed to wait, they were running a tad late, so I didn’t get in until 11:25 and the doctor talked with me. My 1st statement to the doctor was Mike has always been an authoritarian and he’s been the man in charge on the fire department. Being a haz-mat captain, he could have anywhere from 50-250 guys under his leadership, depending on the nature of the incident. Therefore, my being his ‘wife’ didn’t put me in a position of leadership in his mind. I told the doctor, I needed HIS authority to override Mike.

I mentioned the driving, Mike wanting to purchase a truck, the issue with the ride mower and my concerns with Mike using power tools. The doctor said in order for Mike’s license to be rescinded, he must 1st show that he has told Mike not to drive, and if Mike continues, then the license will/can be rescinded. The doctor wrote a letter to Mike stating that due to the crashes with the Nissan, the breaking of the ride mower and the safety issues with using power tools that Mike should cease any and all of those activities (not those exact words – I don’t have the letter in front of me right now)

So now I have to wait until the mower is dropped off on Wednesday at noon, and then I will give Mike the letter. The repair shop has said that whoever was driving the mower when it broke, shouldn’t be allowed to use it again! And they don’t know the situation with Mike at all.

As soon as I left the doctor’s office, the plumber guys called and they were an hour ahead of schedule, so I needed to hurry home and meet them so they could work on the sink in the master bathroom – they were pulling into the driveway just ahead of me

The plumbers got to work on the sink, and Mike was back home at 12:30. He immediately went to sleep on the sofa and stayed there until almost 4:30, then he went to the family room to watch tv.

While Mike was occupied, I cleaned up some trash and stuff around the yard, and I managed to put the winter tires into the back end of the jeep – those things are soooo heavy! Now my whole body aches from moving, and lifting, all 4 of them. After that was accomplished, I did some laundry, worked in my closet, and worked on my diamond painting project.

Then I got my shower, a cup of hot tea, and a good book. It’s time to relax a little.

Published by motherpooh

I am a Mom and a Grandma. I like photography, genealogy, scrapbooking, canning, and gardening

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