Friday, February 24, 2023

The Snow

If you've been watching the news, as usual the media has blown everything out of proportion. 

The local weather guesser said we, here in downtown Jackson, could expect the following snow. 

Wednesday 1 to 2 inches. 

Thursday 2 to 4 additional inches. 

Over night last night an additional 2 to 4 inches. 

Here's what we got:

Wednesday about 7 flakes. The time it took to get from the couch in the living room to the kitchen window, it was already gone. 

Thursday about 12 flakes and then a little later in the day an additional 24 flakes. 

Last night: nothing. A lot of rain. 

That said, I just wanted to let you know I'm having a really hard time with the cold this year. I don't know if the last 6 months of last year and the surgeries have anything to do with it, but I barely do anything outside. 

I've managed to get some of the garden moved. I did mention in the last post about why we're moving it down to flat ground. 

Once I moved the boxes then I had to put in a walkway to roll the green recycle container and the Gorilla Cart back and forth. This photo was on 2/18. I've added some more toward the gate since then. 

Gorilla Cart. If you don't have one, they are really cool AND they dump. We use it for everything. 

If you look at the pavers in the stacks, each one weighs between 25 & 30 pounds. I can manage about 3 rows per day. Put some sand down, put the paver down, add a little sand here and there until level with the previous paver. The width of the walkway is 2 1/2 pavers. 

I have a lot more to do.

So, since it's been raining since Wednesday and is supposed to (according to the Weather Channel) continue through March 6th. Yard work and any chance of fishing (magnet or otherwise) is on hold.    

Thanks to all those who stop by. I wish I had more about fishing to report, but Summer is coming, the camping schedule is growing and I'll be fishing as much as I can then. 

Stay tuned. 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Down For The Count

Over the past couple years, I've been dealing with my left hip going South on me. I've been able to work around it doing yard work, fishing once in a while, and throwing my magnet. 

On previous visits to my regular doctor, she's been beating me into reducing this drug and that drug. On January 17th she wanted me to stop taking one of my pain meds, but before I did, she wanted me to consult with my Cardiologist the next day for his opinion. 

On January 18th I met with him and he suggested I use this pain med only when I feel more pain than Tylenol (6 a day) can stop. 

First couple days it worked well. Then on January 30th (last post) I went to Sunrise Bridge and threw my magnet for a while. When I got home I continued moving our garden off the hill down to the flat ground. Both me and my wife were having trouble falling every once in a while because of the uneven ground. At our age, this is a no-no. 

About 2 days later, all of a sudden, my right leg went South. Was it from not taking the pain med? I don't think I did anything to cause it to hurt when I went to Sunrise Bridge. It was an easy access as you can see in the photo's from the last post. Maybe it was doing the garden move. Who knows. 

But, now I have both legs in pain and it's extremely hard to walk let alone go fishing or magnet fishing. 

For now, I'm going back to the original pain med and see if that helps, but there won't be any fishing of any kind for a couple weeks. 

So check back in a week or so and I'll update when the pain med has a chance to take hold. 

Stay tuned.