A Day Off…But No Rest

Posted by on February 28, 2012

Michael was given today off because he worked on Saturday and put in extra hours last week.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t a day ‘off’ as he had three appointments scheduled and we had a few errands to complete.

We had breakfast before we headed off for his first appointment at the Maxwell clinic with his primary care manager, Major Stohler.  His appointment was pretty brief as it was pretty much an appointment to get refills for meds.  Major Stohler wants him to come in to see her in June for a physical before his retirement.

Maxwell AFB Clinic

On his day ‘off’, Michael needed to stop in at the office quickly and put orders in for a couple of people to go to a military schooling in Atlanta.  Thankfully it was a quick stop and only took about half an hour.

Michael at his desk

Michael in discussion with 1LT Reeves & the new Supply Sgt SSG Cohen

US Army Reserve Center - Michael workplace

Instead of going home before his next appointment we decided to have lunch at one of the best places (in our opinion) in Montgomery, Peyton’s Place.  Peyton’s Place is the typical meat+3 restaurant that we’ve found in the Alabama/Mississippi area.  They have very limited hours and are very busy when they are open so we usually only go when Michael has a day off during the week.

Peyton's Place and next door the Faulkner University Dinner Theater

Lunch - Fried chicken, rice & gravy & green beans - YUMMO!

Michael’s next appointment was at 1:30 with the Chiropractor.  He has been (un)lucky enough to inherit a bad back (bulging discs & degenerative disc disease) from his father.  He does ok for a while but then he gets to be in so much pain he has a hard time walking and standing up straight.  It’s at that point that he goes to see the chiropractor and they try doing an adjustment.  He now has 3 follow-up appointments in the coming weeks.

Thankfully, all of his appointments were in the same building because his next appointment was at 2:00 with the dentist.  I thought this appointment would be a quick in an out as it was just to have a permanent crown fitted.  Holy smokes…we were there for almost 2 hours!  He has another appointment at the end of March…sure hope that one is quicker!

While Michael went to each of his appointments I waited in the waiting room with my trusty Kindle.  I don’t usually do much reading other than for at bedtime so it’s a nice little treat to read during the day.  I was able to finish the book I was reading – Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber the 7th in the series of 9.  Looking forward to starting the 8th book, Hannah’s List, tonight!

The last item on our agenda was to stop at the commissary and do my weekly grocery shopping.  We have 2 commissaries in Montgomery.  The main commissary is on Maxwell AFB and is much larger with a bigger selection.  The second commissary is on Gunter Annex and is smaller in size and offers a smaller selection as well.  The Gunter commissary is only about 5 or 6 miles from our RV park so I do a lot of my shopping there now.  If I have appointments or am going to the Ceramic Shop I will shop at the commissary on Maxwell.

Maxwell AFB Commissary

We left the house at 8:15 this morning and by the time we got done at the commissary it was going on 5:00 pm and we were hungry!  We decided to take the long way home and go through Prattville and stop at my favorite restaurant for dinner, Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse.  We enjoyed our dinner and then headed back home – which was now about a 30 minute drive.  By the time we got home it was after 7:00 pm and we were both ready for a little relaxation.

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