We have a fourteen-foot stake-bed truck that we inherited when our company closed. It has a snow plow, which has been very necessary this year with a minimum of 14″ of snow in the past month. Unfortunately, the plow wouldn’t lift. My surgery got in the way, or we would have had it repaired early in the month. I finally pushed DH into the work necessary to make it possible to drive to the repair shop. They discovered it wasn’t the plow motor that was the problem, but a very expensive computer part in the truck. <sigh> We brought it home, and DH spent an afternoon moving snow. When he came in he told me that we will need to make another appointment to have a brake line repaired. It’s always something. We have a drive that is more than 240 feet to the garage. We can’t do without it. The good thing is, when we sell the house, we will have a truck with a recently repaired snow plow to sell, too!
My great-great-grand nephew Henry, who is about seven months old, had open-heart surgery on Friday, and has come through it like a champ! He was in pain last night, which upset the entire family, but the docs have worked out his pain meds, and he’s doing much better, today.
Today, DH took me to see “Monuments Men,” which was a very interesting movie. I didn’t realize that we were able to prevent the theft of so much artwork, and return a great deal of it to the previous owners. My understanding is that there are still thousands of paintings lost, but many of them, including those by Picasso, were burned, and others were taken by the Russians, so we won’t ever have a clear picture of what might yet be found.
I am healing nicely from my hernia surgery. I’m going to return to exercise on Monday, which will be just three weeks and two days after the surgery. The doc said I could do the footwork of the cardio session, but nothing that might pull on my stitches. I need to get back to exercise or I’ll be a puddle very shortly!
I need to think of something spectacular to do for DH for Valentine’s Day! He has been an amazing nurse, and good companion, seeing me through the past three weeks. He deserves special recognition.
And, I’m ready for Spring. My mind is full of cold frames, and seeds and plant catalogs. I don’t need another month of snow, thank you very much. Everyone….THINK POSITIVE!