Sandy and I are more or less tethered to our home base for the next few months as we navigate our way through surgeries to replace some of our parts that have worn out. It was just last week when brave Sandy had two procedures--a septoplasty and carpal tunnel surgery--done at the same time on the same operating table. I certainly understand her desire to get both of these over with at once, but she looked pretty beaten up for a few days. She is definitely a trooper!
Next for her will be knee replacement surgery, to be done as soon as she has the use of her hand again. This will be knee number two for her, and she's looking forward to getting relief from the pain. Next will be a hip replacement for me, but not until Sandy is pretty well mended from the knee ordeal.
Even with all of this piling up at once, we still consider ourselves blessed, as our medical issues have been relatively minor for a very long time. Many of our friends and acquaintances have suffered devastating illnesses and losses of family members to terrible diseases, so our current issues are almost unworthy of mention.
However, that will not keep me from whining about not getting to scratch our traveling itch for a while. Poor Phannie must think she has been abandoned. I am faithful to start her up, run through the gears and exercise the generator every couple of weeks, but this is just teasing her, and I'm sure she resents it.
|New Trader Joe's in Fort Worth|
Finally, I am including some helpful hint videos for your amusement and edification. I'm sure these are making their way around the web, but I hadn't seen them before--pretty cool tricks, I thought: 1) closing a potato chip bag without a clip; 2) peeling a boiled egg; and 3) getting a cork out of a wine bottle.