Sunday, June 12, 2011


One of the few times I actually missed getting on the web this weekend, other than on to find some info and back off. The place in my mouth where the nut cut the gum seems to be pretty bad, left a pretty decent hole. I wear my teeth in public but it hurts pretty bad so I take them out at home. Lucky Denise, lol.

I've helped Misty & Matt with their pool. The 30 minutes grading work ended up being almost 2 1/2 days... slightly underestimated that one, but it's done now. They are having a ball in the pool. Most of what I done was with a tractor but it wore me out. We rode bikes yesterday evening, but I wasn't quite up to par on it, still me and Denise both needed it. Denise has been stressed at work lately so she more than I. We sheared a bolt at the top of the radiator but Missy & Richard and Dale turned back and we strapped it to the frame. We still ended up riding for a few more hours, no problem.

I still need to finish making stringers for the beans to grow on and fix the bike. We've got some new neighbors up from us that walked down this evening while I was doing some of the stringers. We never exchanged names but they seemed nice. She looked at the pool and asked how the ground was cut (it's cut about 3-4 feet deep into the bank). I told them then they asked if I could cut theirs to level a spot. We walked up and looked, it don't need much, few hours at best. Not like I really don't have things that need done but... nothing that won't wait. Weather permitting I'll do that tomorrow when the heat sets in, my tolerance for sun just ain't good lately even with the hair.

I seem to not be healing and my blood is thin, along with my skin. Every time I play with teeth and ears (Misty's dog) I end up with torn skin and blood everywhere, freaks Misty out, we play rough like always. I bump into stuff and the skin tears like paper. Maybe that is partly why the gash in my gum isn't healing. I got an appointment the end of the month with Rathfoot and if I remember I may bring it up and ask why.

We got home last night after 11pm and I crashed, never heard the storm, lol. Today we just goofed off and I tried to build back some strength. At one point we stopped last night and my legs trembled, thank God riding only takes balance, which I was short there too. My cold is healed up enough to return to the wall, but I'm running on empty right now. On the good side though, I made it 3 or 4 days before I ran out this time. I know that I will never be in the shape I once was, but maybe I'll get close, and if not it won't be from lack of trying.


David said...

Your last point is a good one, in my opinion the point isn't getting back to where you once were. The point is simply feeling good about yourself. Comparing never ends well with anything in life, so I'm glad you aren't leaning too much in that direction.

Just focus on feeling good. Don't worry about what you can or can't do in terms of tasks. Just feel good about yourself (which I think you do a great job in doing, by the way), and the rest just falls into place. :)

anthony7 said...

Thanks David. I'm slowly learning. I do until I can't, the take a break, then start again,,, usually, then keep that up until I'm done. Slow but steady. :)

CourtneyC said...

I'm so inspired that with all you have going on, you still promised to help neighbors you don't even know. What a kind and generous man you are! I hope you know it.

anthony7 said...

Thanks Courtney. She seems like a nice lady and I think the guy is nice too (her boyfriend ?) We talked a little and she lost her husband a little over a year ago. Tonight she and him were filling her pool up.