Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
You know, being on convalescent leave is not too bad. I mean, I get paid to lay around the house and get better. In fact, I got 18 days off for free. These days don’t count against my 30 days annual paid vacation, which is a good thing.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all good… I did run out of my drugs yesterday, and my knee hurts. The swelling persists, today is day number 8, since surgery. Walking still is a task, assisted by crutches you’ll see me hobbling around.
I think the worst thing, other than the pain, is not being able to take a shower. I am addicted to hot showers, and not being able to take a shower is driving me crazy. What I do, is stick half my body in the shower, with my bad leg out with the knee wrapped so it will not get wet, and shower that way. Hopefully, next week after my follow up I will be able to take a shower. It gets boring laying around the house.
What a boring Columbus Day. Not that I’m celebrating this day. hey, it’s another paid day off work. While reading about Columbus on Columbus Day, I stumbled upon the following:
8. Columbus was an opium addict, the same drug used in producing modern-day heroin.
9. There is genetic evidence that Columbus and his men brought the sexually transmitted disease Syphilis to Europe.
What an amazing hero! Just today’s thoughts…
The weather here in Virginia is starting to cool down, as the Summer highway quickly comes to an end. Fall is now upon us, with a nice cool Atlantic breeze blowing across my patio. The sweltering summer days are finally over. Labor Day is a matter of hours away. The stores are already starting to sell Halloween supplies. Shortly thereafter Thanksgiving and Christmas supplies will be in the mix as well. Pretty much the remainder of the year is the last of the sand in an hour glass.
With the change of seasons, comes the York Counties first day of school. Along with that comes quiet throughout the neighborhoods and throughout the house as well. A much needed rest for my wife, I’m sure. My oldest Daughter will start 1st grade, then Matthew will start 4th grade, then John will start 7th grade… Advanced I might add, taking 2 highschool courses. I’m so proud.
Work… well… I think I should refrain from posting things about work at this time.
Recently I purchased a used metal detector from Craigslist. It is notEnou a Whites detector, but a Bounty Hunter. It’s a cheaper model, probably around $100, but will do until I get my new Whites XLT or whatever model I decided. This will happen next month, and I can’t wait.
Think I close this entry up now, I’m sitting out on my back patio enjoying the cool breeze; as the sun eases across the horizon and darkness falls upon us… another day will come, and with it comes more challenges. Approach each challenge wisely!
We moved to Virginia. From Japan, we got here on July 4th. Finally moved in our house, finally got CABLE & Internet. More later… I almost forgot I even had a blog.