So, after having more 'faintness' episodes here lately, I finally decided that everyone is probably right. I really do need to go see a doctor to see what my problem is. Now, with me, you would think the biggest problem would be in actually getting me to go to a doctor... but, turns out... I just can't seem to find a doctor in the tri-county area who is willing to take my blood (and my money)! Evidently, all the good ones that people have doted on are already filled to capacity and not accepting any new patients. I really kept pressing with one office, the one my parents go to, thinking that would be my best chance... seeing as I'd been there before years ago and there are 12 (no lie) 12 different physicians in that one office. Nope. No new patients. Anyone not seen in 2 years time - kicked out of the system. Gotta go back to square one. But, they did seem a little more inclined to help when I mentioned my parents are patients there. (Like, is this a doctor's office or some sort of fraternity or something??) So, I will try - once more - tomorrow to pull the 'family' card and see what they have to say. But, I just can't believe it is so dang difficult to get into just a regular doctor's office! I mean, c'mon people! I just need some lousy blood drawn at this point! And I haven't been in years, so obviously, I don't intend to be a 'regular'! (Good Lord willing and all I have is some sort of imbalance or something.) Who knows... maybe one day I'll actually find someone willing to get down to the problem at hand! Wish me luck!
Oh, and then, we had a managers meeting at work this morning. Business is wayyyy down, even for this time of year, which is always slow. We knew that. But, we had no idea how grim it really is or at least can turn into. Gas, we all know, is a-bust these days. And projected to go up even more next month. That affects everything. Gas goes up - freight goes up - freight goes up - product goes up... Our head 'chef' said that much of the food has doubled in its price in a short amount of time. Eggs used to be $25 a case... now they're $50. Ouch. Add that to the housing market and election year, where everybody is just either financially hurting or just holding on to see what happens... not good. So, as it stands now, it looks like Sally and I will pretty much be holding down the fort, working day and night, seven days a week between the two of us. We've cut back before on our help, but never like this. All he would afford us was, on average, 3 hours a day's help. That's not much, in case you were wondering. But, after the mention of possible 'furlough' (forced unpaid 'vacation') for managers, I will gladly keep my little overworked salaried position! I just hope to keep it for a good long while!
So, please would you all pray, not only for my health and answers regarding that, but for our little business and those laid off, as well as all the other little businesses out there that are suffering - and that our nation would just get back on track with the economy and farming and gas........ !