Weather: Summer arrives with warm temperatures and some rain this week, but nothing we’re not sued to around these parts.
The week: We’re meeting friends for dinner Saturday evening and then doing some family stuff on Father’s Day. Nothing else planned for the week ahead.
My aching body: Last weekend we installed some underground water lines in our back yard so we could put some sprinklers and soaker hoses down to water plants. Early on in that project, I pulled a muscle in my back. I should have stopped right then but I kept working by scooting and crawling around the back yard in quite a bit of pain. I couldn’t stand up straight. We continued working on it Sunday and got the main part done but had a bit more we wanted to do.
Anyway the moral of the story is that I should not have kept working because I really screwed my back up. I got to where I thought I was not going to be able to get back up when I sat or laid down. Luckily sitting or lying down wasn’t too uncomfortable. I went to the doctor Wednesday and he gave me some meds and showed me some exercises to do. After 3 or 4 days I started to feel a tiny bit better but still couldn’t stand or walk for more than a short time or distance without really hurting. I’ve been using a cane for stability, otherwise I’d be holding onto furniture or whatever was near just to move around the house. I rolled our two trash bins to the street Thursday night and had a rough time getting back to the house. I never knew my driveway was like Mount Everest. I was worn out. My granddaughter came over Friday and cut the grass for me. Thanks, KT!
Anyway, I do seem to be improving a little each day now. I still can’t stand up straight but I am a little “taller” each day. Hopefully, I’ll be back to my normal before too long.
TV: We finished Catastrophe (Prime) 8/10. We started Last Tango In Halifax (Netflix) and are in the middle of season 2 of 5 but only 3 are available now. It’s about two widowed childhood sweethearts fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the Internet after nearly 60 years.
That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?