Up early for coffee, I had the truck down to the body shop for an 08:30AM appointment, they said it would take about an hour and a half, so I walked about a block down the street to the Glider Diner, got a paper out of the machine, and went in for breakfast. This place has been around forever, It is one of those stainless steel art deco diners that were all the rage in the 50’s and 60’s. I wish I would have brought my camera but since the truck was being worked on I left it home. Breakfast was good, all the coffee you could drink and I ordered French Toast, The bill came to a total of $4,49 almost 60’s prices still.
At 11:00Am I got Wendy’s car and took her for her first Doctor’s appointment since the surgery, I guess you can say we got good news and bad news, the good new for Wendy is her foot is healing as expected and she doesn’t show any signs of infection, the bad news is she will have the cast for 4 weeks, but she will not be able to put any weight on it for 6-8 weeks and right now he wants it to be elevated except for meals. I did the math and it looks like my stay in PA. will not be over until a few days before Christmas if I am lucky. I was hoping to be home maybe around Thanksgiving weekend but that’s not going to happen now. Oh well I guess I can plan on snow and old man winter again, I don’t have my buddy John Deere here with his plow either so I will be reacquainting myself with Mr. Snow Shovel when it snows. Hey Andy put the plow on John for me and you can do some plowing and make some change after our drive is plowed.
I see our friend’s Kevin & Ruth, & Dennis & Donna, & Al &Kelly will all be leaving for the south country soon. We will be thinking of you sitting where it’s nice and warm. I have to make a prescription run to the drug store and fill the truck with diesel, be safe out there. Sam & Donna..
Hang in there, Sam. Time flies when you're having fun!ReplyDelete
Susan & Sam
Ohoh! Glad to hear Wendy's progress is just fine.ReplyDelete
I sometimes wonder how folk with no family manage. I'm fairly certain my children will care for one another if the need arises. We have one son who is a paraplegic. He is 100% independent now but as a single man will need his siblings as the years go by.
Our lifestyle plans are on hold for as long as my mother lives. It gets tedious sometimes but I wouldn't have it any other way. It's a privilege to keep her in her own home as she becomes increasingly frail. We couldn't do this without our daughter who lives with My Mum. Mum had her 95th last May and we have a family gathering planned for this weekend.
Praise God for caring families.
OOOOOOHHHHH CRAP! There. I said it for you. Keep thinking positive and maybe she will heal faster than expected!...and PULLLLEASE don't get crazy with that heavy Pennsylvania snow!!!!ReplyDelete
Can ya rent another John out there somewhere? Or buy it on good terms. It don't sound like Wendy is going to be able to shovel much even after Christmas. I'm sure you guys will figure it all out by then.ReplyDelete
Hang in there old man I'am watching Missouri for you while your gone...ReplyDelete
You'd better start getting those Italiam turkey recipes out! :))ReplyDelete
That's a long time to be away from home, Sam. You are a dedicated brother for sure. Too bad Wendy wasn't able to go home with you for awhile.ReplyDelete
Glad she is healing so well, but sounds like your stay has been extended. What would we do without our family? I don't mind doing for my brother because I know if need be, he would do it for me. I am sure Wendy feels the same way. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
I agree - and hope she heals better/faster than expected. And that the snow holds off until February...ReplyDelete
Glad Wendy is healing well, but sorry that your stay is going to be extended. Riggs is going to forget who you are.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear your time there will be extended but so glad you are able to be there to help Wendy.ReplyDelete
Loved the email from Donna...you should send the newscaster a picture of your Riggins for her Riggins baby book :)
Take care and have a blessed day!
You are a good brother!!..a patient one too!!ReplyDelete
Ouch! For both of you. For Wendy because I am sure she is anxious to move freely again and for you becasue I am sure you are anxious to return to MO.ReplyDelete