"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"
Isn't that the truth??
On my way to a doctor's appointment this morning, I found two curbs piled up with what I thought might be treasures. When I got home, Louis Dean took me in the truck to further investigate. The two chairs I saw that I THOUGHT would be perfect for outside, upon closer inspection, looked like they had been used in a knock down drag out of a fight with a leg broken off at an angle on one and some serious cuts on another. Louis Dean, however, found a 'perfectly good gate' that someone can surely use!!
You just never know what you might find on a curb.
This morning I had a follow up appointment with Dr. Crawford concerning my toe surgery.
I was happy to report that I am finally improving and am now pain free in that toe.
He said it looked sturdy and the x-rays show the bone/cadaver section is growing /bonding together well. I showed him the jar of emuaid I have been using. He noted the active ingredient is Argentum Metallicum and was happy I had found something that worked for me and since it is an inflammation as opposed to an infection, this works very well.
Dr. Crawford explained to me that he had to use a pretty good section (marked with arrows) of cadaver bone to reconstruct my toe. I am pleased with the results and we scheduled the surgery for my other foot for early next month. I want to have time to welcome September and have all my decorating done BEFORE I get laid up again! Just 23 days until September 1st!!
I have a plan!
Grandson Robert paid us a visit today!
As any good grandparent would do - we made sure he ate while he was here!
I mixed up a tasty dip of cream cheese and some Dillapeno I bought at Buc-ee's while we were on our beach trip this past weekend.
We still had plenty of roast and veggies.
Our afternoon entertainment was a sharing of programs we watch.
First, Robert shared his favorite with us.....
and this was a pretty cool program. We watched it on my lap top.
Then WE shared our favorite program with HIM!
The Alaskan Bush People!
We enjoyed our afternoon and stayed inside where it was COOL.
Later, after the sun had dipped down a bit, we ventured outside to do more damage control from our elm tree. We did have professionals come out and cut it back in the spring but one long limb was apparently dead and decided to fall Saturday.
Louis Dean had already dealt with cutting the tree parts up and now we just needed to clean up the area that had become overgrown.
August is not a good time to work outside!.
It was so hot but we took breaks in the gazebo where we had the red neck water cooler running
We felt like we accomplished a good bit - thanks, in part, to Grandson Robert's help.
I cut the rose bush there at the back side of the pond way back. Louis Dean can't help me with this because of the blood thinners he takes. He bleeds with every prick or scratch so Robert's help was a real blessing.
No matter the weather, a fire is always nice.
We closed our time together eating pizza and watching the flames before we sat chatting in the gazebo for just a little bit longer before Robert had to leave.
Grandchildren are such a good source of information - we learn a lot from them.
We were talking about this tonight and Robert said the younger generation learn even more from us!
This makes it a big Win! WIN!! all the way around!