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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bits & Pieces

Sometimes I hate Blogger. I've been absent for the last three days due to Blogger's refusal to allow me to sign into my account. The good people that administrate Blogger normally do a fine job but for some unknown reason, of late, they've fallen on their collective butts.

I suppose its just as well, I haven't had much to say, other than we have rain.

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To all the good people that have left comments on my recent post...I shall answer soon.

This morning I unlocked my shop to find one of my lights, when I hit the switch, refused to spark. So I will fix the darn critter as soon as I finish writing this worthless post. And, I've noticed the toilet in the shops head constantly feeds water to the sewer system...pennies down the drain. I just left word with my plumber. The shutoff valve refuses to budge. Ever snap one off....yeap, me too.

As soon as these minor chores are completed I'll be back to leave replies. I promise.

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Sweet Wife has physical therapy three times a week. She came home last evening in tears. According to her, therapy hurts, which hurts me. It rips my soul to see any loved one in pain, much less her. I iced her down and cooed and soothed as best I could and then had her take to the couch and covered her in a blanket. I hate it. Her pain.

One can't shoot pain, nor beat it with one's fist. I'm powerless over it. I mentioned to her if possible I'd take her pain as mine own. She just smiled. The pain laughed.

One of these days the pain will blink, then I'll give it good a old fashioned butt whipping.

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Like Ireland in July we've a nice steady cool rain. No complaints here, we need it. I need to hire a small boy scout troop and have them clean my yard. I must have six tons of leaves in the yard and another four in the gutters. Pine cones up the ole wazoo.

I glanced at my deck this morning to find it covered in oak leaves too. There are not enough hours in the day.

Unlike you good folks north of the Mason-Dixon, our leaves descend during Spring. Catkins like you've never seen cover my driveway and the pollen is awful. Normally my truck is silver. Now, its taken on a green tone.

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Hey, silver is down. Jump.

Please excuse me it's time for me to make a living.

Stephen


 



16 comments:

  1. When we lived in southern Missouri, we had pin oaks. They'd lose 70% of their leaves in the fall, and the other 30% in the spring as new buds appeared. It was a pain twice a year.

    I hope SW gets better soon. Prayers headed her way.

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    1. We kinda have the same here with the red oaks, water and live oaks...huge pain.

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  2. Most of the oak leaves fall in the Spring everywhere oaks typically retain most of their leaves until the sprout new ones.

    Yes, you are correct there is never enough hours int he day. Hope your wife gets to feeling better.

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    1. Some here do too...our Red's fall early in the Autumn, the rest Spring.

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  3. PT hurts, there is no way around it. Worth it for the payoff, at least for me. 6 months of PT for a back injury, but avoided surgery and the back is now fine. I'm sure she's looking forward to looking back on it.

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    1. They fill her with pain killers...still, the soreness. Thanks, Bubba.

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  4. Stephen,

    (((((Sweet Wife)))))

    I know it hurts to watch a loved one in pain. Has the doctor or physical therapist recommended Sweet Wife to take something for inflammation or pain for after physical therapy? When going through for my lower back and hips, I was told to ice the area several times a day at 10 minute intervals. I was also told to take Aleve/Naproxen for the inflammation. I was also prescribed a non narcotic pain pill.

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    1. Yes, they recommend ice, the heat. Pain killers. I feel for her.

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  5. Poor Sweet Wife! Pain is horrible - I know. At the end of February, I slipped, fell in the mud, knocked myself out & broke 3 ribs. It is taking me sooo long to recover. I hate that I can't do whatever I want.
    Please give her a big hug for me. Doctor told me the pain is a sign I am alive. Good thing he wasn't near the tip of my damn cane....

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    1. Whack him a good for me next time...thanks, my lovely friend.

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  6. That green tone has taken over our vehicles, too. I wish a good rain would come and wash it all away. Good to see your post. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sweet Lady...I miss you too.

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  7. I follow you on both Blogger and loved one's pain. I've been fighting both recently as well. Mrs. 45er has been fighting a battle the last couple of months with the unknown. I think we nailed it down today and it isn't serious, thank goodness. I'd really like to take the pain out back and give it a good old fashioned face punching.

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    1. Blogger gave me fits again today....thanks, my friend.

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  8. Sorry to hear that, and hope she finds some relief soon! And pollen in North Florida is NO fun!

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