Another doctor appointment yesterday for Dear Wife. I have one next Friday morning. They schedule us for first thing in the morning appointments, which is fine with us.
Then off to the Big Box store to visit their pharmacy and pick up some meds for her. Getting it there costs $16. Getting that same drug through the mail-order system that our insurance carrier operates, costs $63. Made that choice easy! Now, she'll start taking it in the morning, it probably won't have much effect until Monday or so.
But going there about wore her out and left her in great pain.
We're STILL waiting for the shipped prescription that is an increased dosage of an existing medicine. She had, at one time, been taking both the one we got today, and an even higher dosage of the one that's supposedly en route and overdue, but as we've traveled across the country and had to seek out new physicians in each new town, the old joke about a medical "practice" (still practicing because they don't have it down yet) seems less and less a joke, and she's suffered greatly from it.
Perhaps it will get here today. We hope.
So she'll be hors de combat for a few days at least. But we're together.
And we had to make a jaunt to the local physical location for our mobile phones last evening. My phone, one I've had for a number of years, is up for renewal (months and months ago) and its operating system is no longer being updated. So we had gone and used a very special deal we'd qualified for, one that got me a brand-new "latest thing" phone AND a free tablet AND a very nice "smartwatch" (which Dear Wife promptly appropriated). Fine and dandy and she had already lucked into a very nice online deal for a protective case for the phone. Fine. Then the reports started to blare that this latest and greatest phone's lithium batteries were exploding and/or burning. While charging and/or in use. And a worldwide recall has been issued. So we went down there, gave the new phone back, reactivated my old one. And now we wait. We were allowed to keep the watch and the tablet, they're not part of the recall. No idea how soon my "new" phone will be replaced. I still like the old one, as I said they're just not updating it any more and some things can't be done on it. Not the biggest problem in human history, right?
The Old Testament passage is chapters 3 and 4 of the Proverbs.
The New Testament passage is chapter 13 of 1st Corinthians. This is often referred to as the "love chapter", and with good reason. Love is not easy. Love is something from the Lord. It's precious.