Tuesday, January 31, 2017
It is Spring here! Warm days cool nights. some frost is still in our forecast. Mom is improving slowly, Doc says she doesn't need the sling now and it's healing well he wants to see her again in a month. She complains mostly of pain and being uncomfortable...I try to help but make little difference. She is, in one word, Miserable! I am, in one word, Exhausted. Mentally, not physically. Her Dementia/Alzheimers seems to have tripled since the incident. Like today she told me she thought she spent the entire day with her cousins. (they have all passed) She was with me right here all day. Some very strange things are going on in that mind of hers. While she napped
I did some work on my shed project I have placed the blocks in a trench I dug out and made as level and straight as it needs to be. It took about 36 blocks, I had those and more around here... cost so far $0. I had all these 2 x 6's (above photo) not all the same size, so puzzled out the foundation using what I had. And then I put down the plywood floor and the back wall is in place, and one side wall is about ready to raise up and the front wall is partially assembled on the ground it will up after the side wall goes up.
3 sheets of plywood with my Lowe's discount and tax, $123.00
the front framing
...and the BEST news is my older sister (E) has arrived to help out. Thank goodness I'm now back at my house after 3 weeks of nearly 24/7 care.
I'm pretty shell shocked with the stress of dealing with mom and the executive orders flying out of DC-Comics, it has blind sided my January. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are my new email buddies, they are both Republican Senators representing SC, and I surely did not nor will I vote for them, but at this point we need them to help us get through this horrible time in the history of our Government. I got some positive feedback some not so positive, but they are at least listening, not like the Whitehouse who has turned off their contact feature, and the phone directs you to the website where the contact feature does not work...so its an alternative universe up there.
Story time - sort of: This time it's a recent event one I hope none of you will have to deal with-
A near miss! My younger sister (M)'s dog Maggie had to be rushed to the emergency vet two weeks ago about 9 pm. Maggie suffers high anxiety when she has to ride in the car...and when she is excited she drinks way too much water...my sister fed her too quickly after a water drinking episode, and she began to act weird...gagging but no vomit, pacing and restless, in obvious distress...so sis rushed her in and they did emergency surgery within the hour. She had stomach bloat and a twisted gut! Her very life was at stake. She came through very well and is now home recovering...the one clue my sister had was Maggie's belly was bulging to one side. So I hope this will help someone else save their dog. It's more common in larger sized dogs, and a good piece of advice for dogs who like to eat too fast is to feed them small amounts say three times a day instead of once or twice, still no guarantee to prevent it. During the surgery they straightened the stomach then stitched it to the abdominal wall to prevent this happening again.
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.