Baseball and visitors

Two weeks into my move to Batesville I’m still getting the final details in place. I ran my portable dishwasher successfully this morning after a couple of attempts to get the right adapter to make it happen. I’ve cleaned up the crushed nuts and dropped chips of chocolate left behind by my nephew. I picked up the tools after repairing another Macbook. And I got myself picked up off the floor awhile ago after taking a nap while trying to listen to a Reds game. A gloomy day has broken finally into sunshine and I’m waiting to go shopping later with my sister. This will mark the 14th day here and the 14th day in a row I’ll see a member of my immediate family. I’ll see them tomorrow too; and Friday as well before I depart for a short trip to Milwaukee for the weekend. Whew!

It hasn’t been every day, but I’ve tried to hold true when they are available (which has been a handful of days) to pitch baseballs to my nephew (and nieces). My nephew, mostly, has been making these colorful ‘ninja stars’ that I have all over my front door frame and other select places throughout my apartment. So I’ve basically names our little baseball team the Ninja Stars and this is their ‘clubhouse’. It’s even on Facebook so it’s real! 🙂

Them coming over and my dad and other family members again has made this move so easy and comforting. It has also given me something to look forward to and helps break up my day (not to mention to help me get around to shop and to my appointments).

I did see my doctor on Monday and he is concerned about my tumor marker number going up. I will get a scan in a few weeks and will likely end my current chemo regiment for a different set of drugs. Most importantly though I meet with the oncologist here locally on Monday and once that is completed I can get into the system there to get my chemo treatments in Batesville. So in the future other than an occasional follow-up, scan, or to see a specialist I’ll be getting most of my care done here in Batesville.

The other exciting this I’m itching about is I’ve always wanted a patio with my own flowers. I finally got the patio and my preparations for the flowers are in the early stages. I should have flowers on my patio by the end of this week or early next. Hopefully that will make my patio more inviting as I need to get outside more. I have been doing a lot of walking around town, but I feel like my best work will be done on the patio.

Now that my dishwasher is in place and I have many of the last details of beautifying my new home I hope to begin making some cookies, breads, and perhaps a few other creative yummies. Have to give the kids and other visitors something to get excited about (even though they have received ice cream cones on nearly every visit).

Obviously I love being here. I’m looking forward to what is to come, or who! Hopefully you’ll be my next visitor.


About jeffbedel

Indiana native that moved to Cincinnati in January 2012. Former trivia host, beer snob, foodie, non-conformist.

Posted on May 4, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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