Thursday, February 21, 2019

Curb Side Treasures - Our Thursday

This was day #4 to go to the gym and Louis Dean was pretty pleased with himself!

He's feeling more confident each day after the initial shock of Monday when the cardiologist told him he was at serious risk of having a stroke.

This morning I took out a small kitchen drawer that holds scissors. wire cutters, Sharpies, you know the likes - a junk drawer! Since it is right by the sink - and since over the years Lois Dean and I have both overflowed the sink - turning on the water and then forgetting about it until the kitchen drawers were full of it and it was pouring down onto the floor! We haven't done that lately but the damaged drawer remained damaged. I took the drawer in to Louis Dean to repair. In the course of working on it - his screw driver slipped and cut his hand. We have been watching and waiting for something like this to happen. He's been taking Plavix which is a blood thinner and when he cut himself, it would bleed more and longer than it would for someone not on blood thinners - but it stopped easily enough.
The new medication is stronger and the doctor said to beware of excess bleeding if and when he cut we were relieved that, while he bled a little more and a little longer than before - it wasn't a real problem to get it to stop. That right there made him less nervous about things.

As we were leaving the house this afternoon to go up to the center, we spied a work bench on the curb just around the corner from our house. We went right back home, got the truck and returned to load her up! Then we got back in the car to go up and exercise.

We spied yet another treasure sitting on the curb by the Senior Center - free firewood!
Since we were in my car - he just threw it in the trunk. And I drove slowly home as it was too much to close the lid.

He got right to work in cutting it into firewood pieces.
You can see the bandage on his left hand. The cut is actually small but it's in the groove between hi thumb and fore finger so I had to tape it up pretty good so the bandage wouldn't come loose.

You can't tell much about this first treasure we picked up but we are real excited about it!
I've been using a long table from Sam's to cook on at the ranch. It's in the front room and I use all manner of electrical appliances to cook on - from a hot plate to electric skillet to crock pot to grill to a hot air baker. This will be my new cook table. I'll repaint it with my red and Louis Dean will add a shelf at the bottom. I can hang pots and pans on the pegboard on the back. Win! WIN!!

I hovered around on the front porch while Louis Dean was out there with the chain saw.

I've been sprucing it all up for spring.

All faux flowers and plants at this point.

I really like the colorful quilt I picked up at Goodwill this week.
I knew it would be perfect for the porch bench.

I used a lot of the flowers I bought to finish fluffing out this wreath!

It's looking like spring down here in Texas!

I'm getting the spring decorations from the storage building a little at a time and I'm also going through them and pitching the things I don't truly love.

It was chilly enough to build a nice fire late this afternoon so I brewed up a pot of Earl Grey tea and used tea dishes from England that Summer gave me a long long time ago.
My treat was a red velvet cake ball from my neighbor's home bakery.
Two are pictured. I only ate one and gave one to Louis Dean.

Our dinner tonight.
This is Louis Dean's plate and he ate every bite!

This evening I have been sorting through my denim organizing trim and pockets.
I'm gearing up to make Louis Dean a Texas themed denim quilt....


I've made a couple of Texas quilts before but I'm going to try to do one similar to this ....
but maybe without the outer edge parts.

That's it for our Thursday.
Tonight when Louis Dean pulled off his t-shirt, his heart monitor came off.
We taped it back on and I hope it didn't mess up the monitoring.
He only has to wear  it until 11:30 Saturday morning!

Good night Folks!