Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mid-week In Mid-January

Hey, Y'all,
Didja ever think about how people can work outdoors in the coldest weather? Didja ever drive along and look out your car window, and see guys huddled around a car, looking at its innards, and quite often they would all be in shirt sleeves, looking macho? Then you would wonder how in the world they could stand being out there in the cold and not be cold? I have often wondered how they could do that.
Anyway, all that being said, my neighbor and his 13 year old son, have been working today in very cold temperatures closing in the back of my carport, thus turning it from a wind tunnel into a warmer place. It was about 19 or so degrees this morning when they began their work. Of course, they are warmly dressed, but in my book, it would be tooooooooo cooooooooooooold for me to even try to work in those temperatures.
Isn't that a beautiful ramp that they built to my back door. My husband has no trouble at all now, getting in and out the back door. We feel truly blest for having it. I don't know why I hadn't thought of it before I did. But anyway, we have it now, and are thankful for it.
I did manage to get down to the mailbox on the road this morning. I dressed warmly and took the hundred and twenty or so steps down to the box and then back up.
My brother went to see his cardiologist today and the dr. increased his lasix from 60 mg once a day to 80 mg. twice a day. He also had an echocardiogram, but won't get the results from that until next week when he goes back. Hugh had not been out since January 2nd and it was quite difficult for him, but he made it okay. No doubt, he probably had a nap this afternoon. I know I did, but it was in my computer chair. Ha.
I will be going to see my eye specialist on Friday (weather permitting) and get the right eye zapped with a laser to break up a membrane that developed following the cataract surgery that I had nearly eight years ago. Hopefully, it will improve my eyesight in my right eye.
Isn't it amazing how quickly this year has gotten off to a start? We are close to mid January and the days just seem to roll by. I was telling Gramps this morning that we get up, eat, do a few things during the day, and before we know it, time for bed again. The days seem to be quite similar day after day. I'm not complaining, you understand, because some days are quite delightful, and we quite often talk about happenings of the past and remember fun things that we have done.
Sometimes, we sit at my computer and see pictures that come up on it when it is sitting idle. I have it set up so that when it sits idle for about 10 minutes, it performs a slide show, and I have all kinds of pictures from years past on it. It helps keep his memory alert of things past.
Speaking of that, when I got up this morning, about 7 a.m. he stirred and said, "Are you leaving the station? How did you get out of the hamburger place?" I just said, "It was easy. I just went out the door, and now I'm going to have breakfast". I straightened his covers and he went back to sleep. Then he got up about noontime, and had his breakfast.
I think for supper I will probably open a can of white beans, make some mac and cheese, and have a lettuce salad or open a can of greens. Bread will probably be hot biscuits.
Well, I need to stop this and work on the baby quilt. I want to get it finished by tomorrow afternoon, and I can if I get with it. (Pictures later). Tanya, Brian, Kevin, and Adam left today to go back to California - Sarah and Josh headed back to California on Sunday - Rachael and Jason are on their honeymoon cruise - Jessica is waiting in Sevierville for the birth of her baby. Allie is back at work and Mark is working at home.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. May each of you have a great evening and good night. Love to all of you. Bye for now.


Tanya said...

I am so glad we got to see you. The boys love their talking toys. Adam can't squeeze it so he puts in on the floor and steps on it to make the penguin giggle it is so funny. He giggles right along with it. Thank you so much. We all love you. I wish I could have seen uncle dubby :( I know he is not feeling well. Bry has big plans for your basement I can't wait to see what happens with that.

Grammy said...

Thanks, Tanua,
I have yet to take the pics of the basement, but will do so soon.
Glad the boys liked their toys, too. It wsa wonderful to be able to spend some time with you guys.
Love you all,
Aunt Ruby

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