Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bright and Dark


Taken September 10, 2013.

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  1. It rained so hard this morning that the sound of it woke me up but it only lasted about 5 minutes. I went and looked on the radar and it's a blip so small with no other rain around it, it made me wonder if Joe Btfsplk was wondering through the county.

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  2. Btfsplk, hee. Happy weekend to everybody!

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  3. Good morning Andi and Jen!

    Sorry to hear about all your short lived, but obviously heavy downpour Andi. We should be getting in our heavy rain early in the morning, or either later that morning, or it might be this afternoon. If not then, then maybe next week sometimes. :)

    Jen I hope you have a good w/e too!

    I knew it was going to happen, but just not when. My legs gave out on me again, and for the present I'm using the walker once more. It's not as bad as it was previously, but I figure if you have to use a walker then it's bad enough. As I've mentioned before the people who live in the town and these apartments are really helpful and kind. Yesterday I was feeling fairly good and my balance wasn't that much off. So I had to pay my electric bill and figured I'd just hop into the car, go inside and pay the bill and then back to the apartment. Everything was working just fine until I got out of the car and started to step on the curb by the power company's door. I got my right foot up on the curb and when I started to put my left foot up, I just went down to the pavement. There were these big concrete planters by the front door and I kept trying to pull myself up to stand, but I just couldn't do it. So three of the office workers came pouring out of the front door and they wanted to know what they could do. I told them I just needed to get my breath back and I'd be OK. While I was telling them this another worker came out with an office chair that rolled. They basically put me in the chair and rolled me inside. They wouldn't hear anything about me paying the bill or getting up until I had my breath back. After about twenty minutes I got my breath back and told them I was ready. They rolled me over to the payment window and I paid my bill and then they rolled me out to my car and made sure I could stand. I forgot to mention that they kept asking me if there was someone or an ambulance they could call. I kept telling them I was perfectly fine and just had to get off my feet for a little while. So I drove back to the apartment with no problems.

    When I pulled into the parking lot I finally realized the distance I had to walk without the aid of a walker, handrail or wall. I also realized this time if I went back down it would be a long time until I got back up unless someone was coming through the parking lot.

    Well this is starting to sound like a novel, so I’ll to post the rest of it tomorrow.

    Everyone take care and be careful.

    Whit

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    1. Gentle healing hugs to you, Whit.

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    2. Damn, Whit, that had to be upsetting. :(

      You don't have to feel bad about the rain, Whit. We started getting "your" rain yesterday afternoon and it's been raining off and on every since. So far we've gotten 3 inches with more to come.

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  4. Mason is awake, lying in bed with his feet propped on the roll off guard, and coughing up a lung.

    Whit, that's awful! At least you had a cadre of people who were ready to help. And you say you aren't a writer, but you know how to set up a cliffhanger.

    Wife & I will shortly be zipping up to my mom's for a quick overnight visit before she heads back to FL for the winter.

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    1. Hope Mason feels better soon and that you had a good visit with your Mom.

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  5. Whit, that is awful - I hope that you are feeling better now. And same to Mason! Coughing up lungs is not recommended.

    Happy Saturday!

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  6. Good morning Everyone!

    We’re supposed to have some heavy rain "our rain" :P in today, but I don’t believe it. When the water starts hitting the ground, then I might believe. ;)

    Larry I hope Mason gets to feeling better soon. I'm beginning to believe Grandpa could use some more vacation time real soon.

    Now onward with the tale of befuddlement, bewilderment and complete lack of coordination.

    I forgot to mention that while I was sitting in the electric company’s office the manager bought me a bottle of water. They were so nice, I started to ask about a back or foot massage, but I figured I was pushing my luck as it was going, so I just concentrated on getting my breath back.

    So I’m finally back at the apartment and I realize it’s too far to walk and my knees and legs are starting to feel not so good. I’ve got to get to the apartment anyway and I decided to just go for it. I make it to the front of the car, I stop there knowing I can’t go an inch further. I’m leaning against my car and low and behold there an old lady that lives in my apartments that I haven’t met before and she asked me do I need any help. At that point and time I felt just like George must feel when I’m gone from home for a good amount of time. He always wants to run all around me and I know he’s thinking “Oh thank God, you’re home”. “Oh thank you, thank you and thank you”. Well that’s exactly how I felt. I told her yes I could use some help. I told her that I had left my walker in the house and could go up to my apartment and get it for me. At this point it turned into a mini-version of the electric company. From the patio came a couple of people who wanted to help, and I was continually being asked did I want them to call an ambulance or to call someone. I kept saying no and all I needed to do was to get to my apartment and put my feet up. So by the time we had gone through the questions the first lady had gotten my walker to me. Once I had the walker I felt a lot more confident in my walking. I started to thank everyone profusely, but it seemed I was not going to be able just to get back to the apartment. Nope, I had three people follow me up to my door to make sure I got there alright.

    Now in any place you live, you’re going to have nice people and people that aren’t so nice. I feel I’ve been very lucky in where I retired at and the place I retired at. Don’t get me wrong, we have a good number of people who are asses, but I’ve been lucky in meeting mostly the nice people.

    Well that’s the end of the ordeal or almost. I’ll still have to use this damned walker for a while, but I'm lucky in that too, where as I had bought it for FMom a long time ago it was automatically there for me when I needed it. I know I'm a pack rat, but it does come in handy every once in a while. :)

    Everyone take care and be careful.

    Whit

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