I don’t have pictures to add, so I will use Ellen’s from last year.
It’s been quite a while since I did a post – 3 months to be exact! I have had trouble writing because my little finger on my left hand has put in extra letters and I have to keep going back to fix it. I have finally decided on the 2 finger hunt and peck system to eliminate as much as I can. I’ll do spell check and if there are other errors, I’d say you will be able to figure them out without any problem.
We’ve had 2 snow storms, one on the 1st of the year, the other last month. I definitely don’t go out in snow – I did my show from home rather than risk finding myself in a ditch. I would have been fine, it was smarter to do it from home. I had one I had to have a rebroadcast because I lost my voice – not helpful in radio. I feel I am getting the hang of the show after 5 months, though what seemed clear a bit ago, isn’t quite so clear. Definitely a learning experience.
Eddie has retired for the 4th or 5th time. Two weeks ago was Eddie’s last day with Andy – finance is not his thing and spending time at the aviation conference really brought that home to him. He had such a great time that week – like a kid in a candy store. He met all kinds of people and his Kaplanian Report was a hit. He is following up on contacts, talking to people and looking to creating a new venture in commercial aviation. We don’t know how it will show up or how it will look yet. Eddie has decided that at this age he doesn’t have to do something he doesn’t want to do.
That also means he is home a lot more – a big adjustment for both of us. I let him know I haven’t retired, I have my own life and business. There also my medical life,. Tomorrow is a cardiac scoring the cardiologist wanted me to do – on me. I am going to see my dermatologist on Friday to check if I have to do minor MOHS surgery or not. I opt for not. I need new orthotics, I have a list to the right since I broke my hip and I am noticing it more as time goes on. Maybe they will even help me clip my toenails, I am having trouble reaching as well as strength to clip. Both of us are dealing with runny, stuffy nose and sneezing – is it sinus or allergy? No one seems to know. Doc Pierce would rather save the antibiotics for heavy-duty situations – that’s fine with me. I prefer to go do the things I want to do and not spend so much time on medical.
My personal injury case is finally settled – it’s only been a year and a half. I got money earlier and then the second one just came recently. I called Brad to find out when he can start on the downstairs bathroom – he came by this week with ideas and a budget. He needs to schedule the plumber and electrician, so I’m not sure when he will start. Since there will be a new shower stall, he wants to dig up the old one and see what is underneath before the plumber comes. So he will do that first – Eddie can still the sink and toilet but will shower up here. Since he will probably be home, he can make the decisions for his bathroom.
We had Mr. Rooter out because the hot water went wonky. He had to replace the elements, my bad for not draining the water heater every year. It’s so lovely to have it working properly again. The joys of home ownership. I also have a new toilet seat – the other one was loose and I have a bit more bulk now, so the mix didn’t work out very well. No more loose toilet seat.
We have had more rain in the last 3 months than all of last year. Not sure why – it still feels like fall and winter even though the flowers are blooming. The crocuses were out last month – it was chilly – and they bloomed their hearts out. Then the mini daffodils are blooming and a pink Hyacinth came up from out of nowhere. Now the grape hyacinths are showing their pretty, purple faces. The Scillas have greenery all over the place, soon they will have lovely lavender blossoms. The forsythia on the bank finally bloomed, they are usually the first.
The moles have been busy off and on – Eddie is sure if he leaves them alone, they don’t produce so many mounds. Let’s face it, they haven’t helped the lawn except to maybe aerate the soil.
As you can see, not a lot of excitement or big news lately. However, I hope to get back into the groove of writing posts again – I miss it and it helps me process things.
Candy sent this lovely butterfly – great finish for the post.
Thank You both for the lovely photos you send me, I love to seeing them.