Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Monday, May 14, 2012

Getting New Parts - For Phannie and Us!



I took this photo today of a really neat little desk for Phannie we got at The Container Store.  We've been looking for something like this for ages, and we were turned on to it by a nice couple, Donna and Brian, at the RV Dreams rally in Kerrville.  While we were there, Donna and Brian invited us over to their beautiful fiver to see the desk, and we vowed to check it out when we returned to Fort Worth.  A clever design feature is that the lower section rolls out at the perfect height for a keyboard.  It comes with a nice cubbyhole module that sets on top of the desk, but we elected not to use that feature.  Best of all, it's on sale now, at $100 off the regular price.  Sweet!


So, that's the latest new stuff for Phannie.  Looks like Sandy and I will also be getting some new parts this summer.  Sandy's getting her other knee replaced in a few weeks (she had one of them done a year ago).  Then I'll get hip replacement surgery once she gets to a point where she's able to wait on me again after her surgery.   That had better be sooner rather than later, as I admit to being somewhat spoiled and fussed over by my wonderful helpmate.  I won't go too much into detail here, for fear that some of you may take her aside and corrupt her thinking.  However, I will just say, perhaps at my peril, that I have no idea how to make a bed, do laundry or, well, anything else that falls into the category of housekeeping.  (I may have vacuumed the floor at some point.)  I guess my only saving grace is that I do most of the cooking, which doesn't amount to much, as we eat out a LOT.  The other excuse I toss about is that I am still working and not retired, as she is.  Could it be one of the reasons I haven't retired is that I might have to learn to do some of this stuff that, mercifully, I have skated around up until now?    


I  failed to mention a couple of other minor surgeries that Sandy is having this summer, and one of those also has me worried a bit, as it is being done to give her some relief from carpel tunnel syndrome and involves having her left hand out of commission for a while.  


The only thing I have to say about that is that I've got to talk her into learning to fold clothes with one hand.

10 comments:

  1. It looks to this humble observer that you might have to become proficient at a good number of house bound tasks in the near future. Just sayin'.

    All the best to both of you during the upcoming bodily repairs.......

    Gordon

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    1. Thanks, Gordon. I admit to being a little nervous...fear of the unknown?

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  2. I just had trigger finger surgery and it was a breeze. Tell her to take the pain med before the numbness wears off. It seems to ease the transition. I didn't need anything the day after.

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    1. Thanks, Merikay. She's a believer in pain relievers, and I'll pass along your advice to start them right away.

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  3. good luck with surgeries!..I had the carpal tunnel surgery done on both hands, three weeks apart..Doug became quite good at putting my hair in a pony tail for me!..
    nice desk too by the way!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I'm not quite as helpless as I let on, but I do admit to being spoiled.

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  4. WOW...what a summer. We will be praying for both of you during ALL your surgeries.

    The desk is beautiful. Fits perfect in that spot. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks, guys; prayers are definitely appreciated! Enjoy your summer!

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  5. Love the desk! I think Phannie's new parts are much easier...and cheaper than the ones planned for the 2 of you. Good luck to you both!

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    1. I"m afraid you're right. Our wings may be clipped for a while, but watch out when we get our new parts!

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