Week Ending 1/25/2020

A very busy week…………………………………………

As always, first the chronology:

1/19/20 – Sunday – Up late and usual morning routine. Downstairs to do the blog and get some things ready to take to Gary’s this afternoon. Kathy came home, we had lunch and she took off to help Julie with some things. I got ready and went over to Gary’s for the afternoon get together. Home and down to Taylorsville with Kathy for dinner at Moby Dick’s Seafood. Home and did the treadmill for 20 minutes. Chores and upstairs to bed. TV, computer work and sleep.

1/20/20 – Monday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was up early and out to help Loretta at the church cleaning out some Dare to Care stuff. I played radio and did some computer updates. Got cleaned up and when Kathy got home we went up to Bob Evans for lunch then stopped by Mike and Julie’s to see the grand children. Home and dug out more stuff for our trip next month. Kathy laid down for a nap and I played radio some more. Kathy got up and we had a light dinner. Downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters then did my 20 minutes on the treadmill. Shut down things in my room and went to bed. Watched TV and did some computer research and sleep.

1/21/20 – Tuesday – Up early with digestive issues. Kathy had to go up and pick up Chloe because she was home sick with a cold and running a fever. Spent most of the morning in the bathroom or in bed. Things finally settled early afternoon. Got some things cleaned up in the shack and some paper work done. Chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Then upstairs for dinner. Kathy brought Chinese home for me. Back downstairs to play radio. Then upstairs to bed, Big Bang and sleep.

1/22/20 – Wednesday – Up early, usual morning routine and out for a doctor’s appointment. Back home and spent most of the day working in the shack. Got some cards ready to mail and tried fixing some database issues. Watched Chloe again today. Kathy had a dermatology appointment. Stopped to pick up things for Chloe at her house and a stop at the drug store for some flu medicine for Kathy and me since we are being exposed with Chloe here. Julie came to pick up Chloe. Kathy and I had dinner. I chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Upstairs for dessert. Bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

1/23/20 – Thursday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Out to the post office, stopped at the auto service center and made an appointment to get the truck serviced Monday, then over to Lowes to pick up more hardware. Kathy was up early and over to be with Chloe. Kathy and Chloe came home and we had lunch. Then down to the shack to do some administrative things with the bank on some online things. Out to the shop and worked on making the bracket for Mike’s air hose reel. Kathy took Chloe over to her house. Came home and we had dinner. Chatted with the guys on 2 meters. 20 minutes on the treadmill and isometrics. bed, Computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

1/24/20 – Friday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was up and out early to watch our grand daughter Chloe at her house today. I played radio this morning. Had lunch and cleaned up and into J-town for a Physical Therapy appointment at 2PM. Home and waited for Kathy. Then out to the Hillview diner for dinner. Home and played radio till time to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Up to bed, PT exercises, computer work, TV and sleep.

1/25/20 – Saturday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Over to Gary’s for a couple hours to work on the remote with no improvement. Home and lunch. Downstairs to check the radio and forgot this was winter field day weekend. Back upstairs and Kathy was taking a nap so I laid down. Up and had dinner. Downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters. 20 minutes on the treadmill. Upstairs and did PT exercises and went through some things in preparation for travel. Bed, computer work, TV and sleep.

Now the specifics:

Our grand daughter Chloe got hit with the flu this week.  She was over to our house several days.  It was great having her around but she seemed to be more clinging than usual.  Needless to say I was very much exposed so when I went to the doctor Wednesday morning I got him to call in a prescription of flu medicine for both Kathy and Me.  Last thing we need is to get the flu before our trip to Florida.

The beginning of December I started having some issues with my right upper arm and shoulder.  Nothing major just a pain now and then.  Initially decided to just wait till my regular bi-annual appointment in February and mention it.  However, I have gotten a few emails from KORT where I went to physical therapy that said if I have any aches or pains to just stop by and they would evaluate things.  So, that’s what I did.  I guess I was being naive thinking I could just walk in and get helped.  But that’s what the email suggested and they made my appointment with no questions asked.  When I arrived however, they wanted a script from my primary care doctor.  I didn’t have one and they called and he wouldn’t write one without seeing me.  So, appointment cancelled and the gal that runs the place admitted that the emails were in fact miss-leading.  So, I made an appointment Wednesday to see my primary care doctor.  That’s when I got the flu medicine and he gave me the script for physical therapy.  Went back to them this Friday and they said I had issues with the shoulder and gave me some exercises that seem to be helping and they want to see me again Thursday.

Along with the exercises they gave me this week I pulled out some from when I had back issues and started doing those again as well as working out on the treadmill.  I seem to have gained almost 10 pounds since Thanksgiving and need to lose weight so I can get back into my jeans.

Big Bang has been pre-empted a lot lately so I have been watching some mini-series on various channels.  The first one I watched was The Pacific mini-series and now I’m watching Band of Brothers.  Both are excellent shows.  I would recommend them to anyone that is interested in WW2 historically accurate shows.

Got to play radio a lot this week as the bands improved some.  I got a new location called Corsica.  It’s an island off the coast of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea.  Very few HAMs on the island so it was a rare catch.  Also heard a lot of traffic from Spain, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Whales.  Hopefully things are finally starting to improve.

Last but not least we are continuing our travel preparations.  Kathy was scheduled for Jury duty on Monday and was worried it would be a week trial, but it was cancelled.  So she has the whole week to prepare.  Next week may be a brief blog as we will be on the road.

Again, hope this finds everyone well.  Have a great week to come and blog at you again next week.


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