We happened to find the winery on the way to Crazy Horse. We did sample some and brought a few home. Red Ass Rhubarb was one of them. We don't drink much but water either, but it was nice to check it out. We had never been to one before.
Good evening everyone. It was a warm start to September here. It was 87 when I left work, close to 100 in the plant. Lucky for me work was not bad though.
Jeanne, I have heard the same as Mimi on knee replacements. Most wish they had done it sooner. My knee damage is not near what yours is from the sounds of it and it's plenty painful. I hope you find something that helps.
I felt a little better today than the last few days. When I'm not feeling well it makes it hard for me to focus on anything else. I just don't get much accomplished. Today I got busy on my homework for leadership training. It's not my favorite thing to do, but part of the process. I have to present what I learned to the plant business team on Friday.
Here is a link to my photos from SD if it works. I tried to upload some more good shots but the ones I posted to Facebook did not load. I'm not sure why that is.
Good evening everyone. It was warm and muggy here today. The humidity was very high, not sure what it was but it looked foggy all day and it was over 80. It is still 76 with 88% humidity now at 9pm. It never lasts long here though, the fall is coming up fast.
Today the plant started back up. As usual it takes a bit to get rolling good again. It was pretty quiet on my side of the mill though. I am hurting today so that was for the best.
Orientation for the boys is on Wednesday. They go back on the 8th.The youngest is 12 and going into 6th so he will be in the high school now. The oldest is 15 and going into 9th.
Kind of a rough day so I took it pretty easy when I got home. I sat in the yard while the DW painted the back steps. It's amazing what a little paint can do to make things look better.
It sounds like everyone had a less than pleasant day. I hope tomorrow is better for us all. Take care and pace.
Good morning Mimi and all who follow. I was woken last night with right forearm and wrist pain. This is a new one for me. When I got out of bed I tried to lift from my dominant knee, the left. I quickly dropped right back down. That bugger is sore this morning along with everything else. It will be a slow start today. It is cold and damp, something that is not friendly for my arthritis of fibro symptoms.
We had a wedding to attend last night at 5. They had a beautiful ceremony outside at a local landmark. From there you could see the entire city below and the big lake as well. It was short and sweet. They had a reception with a late dinner and it was very nice with a smaller group of people. Due to later dinner we didn't get home until almost 10:30. It was a good night, just got to bed later than normal.
I was still up bright and early. The hounds needed to be let out and my cat Charlie was like a little alarm clock once he knew I was up. I sleep best when I stay on a regular sleep schedule. It programs me to sleep. When I stay up later it makes it harder to sleep well.
Mimi, my female Basset gets stressed with people. We think she was abused before we took her in from the shelter. Once she gets time to know someone on her terms she is a sweetie.
I do hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care and pace, pace, pace.
Good evening Mimi and all. It has been a tough week for me but it could be worse. The plant will be up and running Monday and things will be back to normal. I am thankful I am not a millwright anymore. I don't think I would have made it through the 13 ten hour days in a row they are working right now.
The DW has a big work list for me this weekend, I was hoping to do that stuff Sunday and fish Saturday. We will see how it goes. I am running out of weekend days to work on projects outside. Before long it will be cold again.
Things are good overall, and the weekend is near. take care everyone and pace.
Good evening everyone. Man, what a day. I tweaked my back getting my lunch made this am. It wasn't severe so off to work I went. It was cold and damp again, pain was up all over and arthritis is downright angry. I have a new lump in the middle of my right foot. It looks horrible, but doesn't hurt too bad. It's where I fractured it as a teenager. I swear it doubled in size today.
Work was not bad considering. Once home, being my oldest boys 15th birthday, so pizza was brought home by the DW. No cooking for me today. I soaked in a hot bath and was able to relax.
I have a follow up with the ear doctor on Friday. My hearing is back to normal. Hopefully he can shed some light on this and as to why it's happened again. I fear it's not the last time either. He is a very good doctor so I am hopeful.
School starts here on the 8th. I have to fly to Nashville that morning and won't be here for them. They are old enough where they will be fine, but I wish I was here.
They are predicting a harsh winter here again as well, most of them are though LoL.
I am resting up for the next round tomorrow, take care and pace.
Good evening everyone. It was colder and wet here all day today. The wind was blowing strong as well. We had some thunderstorms last night, but the rain was needed. The weather sent me into a painful place. It is what it is as Mimi says.
I woke just after 4 to my Jeep alarm going off. I never got a remote with it so I had to run outside poorly dressed to unlock and lock the door shutting the alarm off. It was my own fault, it has a short someplace and I have to make sure I don't set it. If it is locked with the power locks it arms it. I must have goofed when I locked it.
I woke with an angry back. This kept me from doing much today. I took a lot of extra time stretching and took it easy. It has been good for a long time so I suppose I was due. It has gotten better over the day.
Since the weather was not friendly nor was the back, we decided to get some school clothes shopping done. The boys hate shopping but they were very good and made pretty quick work of it. Despite a rough start to the day it went well.
It's back to work tomorrow. The mill is shut down for two weeks. I am fortunate in my position to be able to work during most lay-offs. I think it will be rocky there for a bit. We have to ride the waves much like the steel industry or many others. I am thankful for my new position. It is far easier on me.
Mimi, ouch! Sorry this happened to your little toe again. Be careful.
Nancy, I hope it goes well. I know it can be tough. When my in-laws are up staying in my little house it can get a bit heated after a week or so. Despite us all loving each-other we are eventually going to grind the nerves.
Mel, I hope you feel better.
To all have a wonderful night. Take care and pace.
Good morning everyone. We had a great vacation. The boys had a great time even though the oldest was a little home sick. I think he just missed his video games. The drive home was good and we made a few stops. We did the Badlands loop, saw the Pioneer auto museum in Murdo, and had lunch at Al's Oasis. Doing all of that meant we got home at almost 10pm. I slept very well being back in my own bed.
It was our 20th anniversary Wednesday as well. Time goes by so crazy fast. We have had our trials but are closer than we ever have been. I am greatfull to have her. -83D-E00
I received the results from my MRI. It showed a torn and displaced meniscus, bone bruising, worn cartilage, and swelling. She said this suggests an injury, but I haven't had one in many years. The did not suggest surgery yet. If it gets worse orthopedics will asses me. I noticed I have lost a lot of leg muscle recently. I am sure th is due to my knee limiting my activity.
Things are good otherwise, the weather is great today. Yesterday was cold and damp all day. I will be out as much as possible. We will try to go fishing this weekend as well.
Lisa, thanks for getting roll call started. Mimi, I hope you are doing better today. To all, have a great weekend and don't forget to pace.
Good evening everyone. It was cold and raining here this morning. We actually all slept well. I never do in a hotel. This was new and warmly accepted. We had the hotel breakfast and headed for Rushmore. The rain let up enough to enjoy it. We were here exactly 20 years ago for our honeymoon. We wanted to bring the boys and share it with them.
We went to Rushmore Cave next. It's an easy 1hr tour. Then we had lunch and headed for Reptile Gardens. We went there before as well. It has been made even nicer than we remebered. The grounds are very nice and there are all sorts of snakes and reptiles to see.
After all of that it was almost 4 and we were good for one day. Tomorrow we have a bit more rain forecasted so we are planning to head for Deadwood and maybe the Needles Highway. We will see what the day brings.
The weather being cold and damp I am not feeling very good, but I will enjoy my time here. I hope you all have a wonderful night. Take care and pace.
Good evening everyone. We left home at 4:30am to head for Rapid City SD. It's just over 700 miles. We got here without issue. The drive was good. The DW drove the first hundred miles, I took over for the next 400, then she finished up. It was hard to move once we got here but I have loosened up some now.
Tomorrow will be Mt Rushmore, Reptile Gardens, and whatever we may have time for after that. There are no tight schedules on this trip. We will take it day by day relax.
Mimi, I hope your GS is feeling better. It's no fun when the little ones don't feel good. I'm glad your foot is doing better. It's amazing how much a toe can hurt.
Nancy, sounds like a house full. Stand your ground on the chair. I know how you need your sleep. The Forester is great. The Rav is as well. I am sold on Subaru snow traction. We need it up here.
Things are good here except forgetting my computer. It took a while to find the forum with my phone. Have a good night and pace.
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