Friday, March 25, 2011

It's always something

Cliff's brother, two hundred miles from here, found someone who wants to buy our 1988 Ford pickup and is willing to pay almost $4,000 for it.  Trouble is, the pickup has to be transported to Kansas.  I don't drive, remember, so Cliff can drive it there, but he didn't know how he'd get home.  Between him and his brother, Don, they finally devised a couple of different plans of action, depending on what's available Sunday.  
Don is a professional mechanic, and he has some projects he thought Cliff would enjoy helping on, so Cliff figures he'll stay there a couple of nights and come home Sunday afternoon.  I have no desire to go sit in a house in Kansas while Cliff and his brother are playing grease-monkey, so as much as I hated to send Cliff on a four-hour drive alone, I stayed home.  Those people don't even have Internet, for pete's sake!  That, and Don's wife and I have very little in common.  
Cliff was about sixty miles from home when I thought of his meds.  I went to his bathroom and checked:  sure enough, there was his weekly pill-holder.  He'd forgotten all about his pills.  
Now, one of my readers has cautioned me that a person should not suddenly stop taking Lipitor; her husband did that and passed away very shortly afterward.  
Cliff would only be missing two nights pills, but I don't like risk-taking when it comes to my paycheck husband.  
I called the local Walmart and told them my story; the lady there assured me Cliff could pick up enough of his prescription meds at any Walmart to get him through the weekend.  
Sure enough, the druggist in Independence, Kansas, hunted my husband up on the computer and got everything taken care of in short order.  I called Cliff and told him to stop by and pick up his two-day supply of pills.  He sounded relieved.   
All's well that ends well.

9 comments:

madcobug said...

Good ole trusty internet, good for a lot of uses. Glad that Cliff could get his meds. Hope he has a safe trip. Stay warm if it snows. It is supposed to rain here for several days starting tomorrow. Some are supposed to be strong ones. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's good to know that they can do things like that. I don't take meds but there are some in my family that do I'll have to let them know should they forget theirs when traveling that help is available. What a blessing. It sounds like Cliff will be having a good time and now with his meds taken care of you can rest easy till he is home again too. I really thought everyone had internet...

TARYTERRE said...

Thank goodness you figured a way to get him his pills. What would we do without the internet and Walmart.

Cindy Caudle said...

Yeah Walmart. Glad it all worked out.

Angela said...

I laughed at the paycheck/husband remark... gotta keep those men healthy. =)

darev2005 said...

Usually pharmacies are just a pain in the butt. Good to see them being useful for a change.

Sonya said...

You are so good! I'm sure he appreciated that.

Now what are you going to do while he is gone? lol Got that internet so it should be easy? I know you like your alone time, as much as I do. I bet you cook something good that you have been wanting that maybe Cliff is not fond of? lol

Lindie said...

It wasn't Lipitor, but Lopressor that needs you to be careful with it. But glad you came up with a solution.

Hollie said...

What a good wife you are! Glad he was able to get his meds!