AHA, CAUGHT SOMEBODY TIP TOEING ACROSS THE LOT IN THEIR BATHROBE THIS MORNING
Hip was feeling better this morning but not to the point where I could do a full morning walk yet. But, I did do half a block & I’m optimistic Wednesday morning I may be able to go farther. Decided to work on & finish my crushed stone project because that work mainly involves upper abdomen muscles.
CAREFUL AROUND THOSE AGAVES PLEASE
A few words about wheel barrowing while I’m at it. Depending on what is being carried, wheel barrowing something from point A to point B does not have to be as hard a task as it sounds. Three important things make it easier than it looks. First, make sure the wheelbarrow tire is up to pressure. Two, do not overload the wheelbarrow & three, make sure the load weight in your wheelbarrow is centered directly over your wheel at the front of the wheelbarrow. That third one is very important. With your wheelbarrow properly balanced it’s not much harder than pushing a baby stroller down the street. (although I have never done this) And, if your using a shovel to load it, keep your back straight as possible & use a long handled shovel. Great exercise for strengthening your arm muscles & easing back stress. I also prefer long handled rakes for the same reason.
WITH EACH WHEELBARROW LOAD I DUMP OUT 3 SMALL PILES OF HALF INCH CRUSHED STONE…USING A GARDEN RAKE I THEN PUSH OR PULL THE STONES INTO PLACE
Marteen, our Mexican fence builder guy was on the job this morning at 7:05. I was at my job half an hour later with shovel & wheelbarrow in hand. Figured I had a good shot at finishing that job today, & I did. Kelly was off to Wickenburg for a stop at the bank, a couple hardware stores & Safeway for groceries. And she actually made it home today….furniture free:))
My optimism is growing regarding Crestor being the link to my hip & leg pain for these past many months. Kelly cautioned me not get too over the top in the blog just yet. (I do that sometimes you know) But, let me offer a sincere word of premature thanks for the readers writing in about their experiences with these types of drugs….& their solutions. I will have more to say about this later if indeed this has been my problem all along. Both my hip & leg definitely felt better the last couple days. Sunday was as bad as it ever was. Kelly brought home a couple bottles of extra strength 200mg CoQ-10 this afternoon too so I started on them this afternoon. Thanks guys & let’s keep our fingers crossed.
HMMMM, GOPHER HOLES OR FENCE POST HOLES >>>
It always amazes me what a small world this can be sometimes. After posting about John & Jackie’s beautiful house Monday, we had a comment this morning from THIS AIN'T FOR CITY GALS. Sheryl says, “Just wanted to say hi...I have been reading for awhile but when you mentioned John's house I had to say something...I think we are the builders of that house you are talking about and I appreciate the nice comments about it...it is a wonderful home. We are now building two miles down the road”……. Next time over at J & J’s I hope to take some photos of their house & property. Nice:))
SACKED OUT IN THE SAND PILE
Some readers have commented about getting a front end loader to move all that crushed stone around. Had we put down 350 tons of crushed stone like JB & BRENDA did at their place southwest of that Phoenix town, for sure a loader would have been the logical & right thing to do. But, for a measly 8 tons in a small area, a wheelbarrow & the willingness to do the job worked just fine. Have to keep in mind something else here too. I enjoy doing this kind of thing & the exercise I am getting is priceless. Hasn’t been the greatest with the sore hip but aside from that it has been beneficial in strengthening my upper body muscles. Especially back, stomach & arms. Been about 50 years since I last saw my stomach muscles. And no, despite all the work this week, I am not at all optimistic about ever seeing my stomach muscles again.
AS SOON AS I MOVE THAT WHITE PILE OF SAND & REPLACE IT WITH THE PILE OF CRUSHED STONE ON THE RIGHT, I WILL BE DONE…THIS IS WHERE THE MOTORHOME WILL BE PARKED
Weather here today has been exceptionally perfect for working outside at 70F. Had the great harmonious sounds of the ‘Sons Of The Pioneers’ helping me all day with every wheelbarrow load. Wow, what a day, what a day:))
GOOD THING I GOT THIS WHOLE AREA CLEARED OUT A FEW DAYS AGO
Indian Joe & friend Bill showed up this afternoon to to measure up our back door to see if a security door we bought last March will fit. It won’t. We are going to exchange that door (still packaged) for a smaller wood screen door. Wickenburg’s Stewart Hardware for that. Joe said he would be around in a couple days to load up all the brush piles I have stacked up. Figured out a better place for the Motorhome so had to trim a couple more Palo Verde trees. Maybe move the Motorhome Wednesday sometime.
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Anyway, after Monday’s long blab, I figure I had better wind this one up….now!!
While practicing auto rotations during a military night training exercise a Huey Cobra screwed up the landing and landed on the tail rotor. The landing was so hard that it broke off the tail boom. However, the chopper fortunately remained upright on its skids, sliding down the runway doing 360s. As the Cobra slid past the tower, trailing a brilliant shower of sparks, this was the radio exchange that took place...
Tower: "Sir, do you need any assistance?"
Cobra: "I don't know Tower, we ain't done crashin' yet."
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