Week Ending 5/20/23

Another busy week…………………..

As always, first the chronology:

5/14/23 – Sunday – Up at the usual time.  Cleaned up and out to church with Kathy.  Home and a snack for lunch.  Then a nap.  Up and out to have dinner with the Rice family for Mother’s Day.  Home and usual evening routine.

5/15/23 – Monday – Up at the usual time.  Out to work in the yard.  Getting the mulch cleaned up around Kathy’s rose bushes.  Did the piece just outside the garage and over in front of the porch to the sidewalk.  Sprayed weed killer.  Then fixed the railing on the pool deck that came down.  Inside and cleaned up.  Dinner and usual evening routine.

5/16/23  – Tuesday – Up at the usual time.  Out for PT at 10:30.  Back home at noon.  Wife and I took off to Watson’s Pool supply to pick up chemicals to open the pool.  Then a late lunch at Hometown Craft Pizza and grocery shopping at Kroger.  Home and put things away.  Went to the shack to copy the 4PM code practice from W1AW.  Then a light dinner.  Down and chatted with the guys.  Otherwise, usual evening routine.

5/17/23 – Wednesday – Up a little late this morning.  Was planning on getting up at 7:30 but didn’t get out of bed till 8:30.  Went up to doctor’s office for another blood draw.  Home and we had Shelby again today.  Did my exercises and spent time with her.  Then lunch.  Kathy got ready to take her to the doctor.  I went to the shack and did some research.  Kathy took Shelby home then came home.  We had dinner.  Usual evening routine.

5/18/23 – Thursday – Up at the usual time.  Out to get gas and do the yard work.  Kathy went over after Shelby again today.  She was here till Kathy had to go take Chloe to the dermatologist.  I finished up the yard work around 3:30PM.  Inside to cool down and get cleaned up.  Dinner then out to church for Ascension Thursday.  Usual evening routine.

5/19/23 – Friday – Up a little early this morning and out for a PT appointment at 9:30.  Kathy was out to pick up Shelby again.  She was home sick again today.  They were back when I got home at 11AM.  Had an early snack for lunch then down to clean the church.  Back home and a short nap.  Phone calls etc. kept me awake.  Julie came to pick up Shelby.  We had dinner then usual evening routine.

5/20/23 – Saturday – Up a little late this morning.  Did my exercises and usual Saturday morning chores.  Had lunch then started on Kathy’s laptop.  It needed a CMOS battery replacement as it was losing the current time and date.  I replaced that and discovered the main battery was no good so I ordered her one of those.  Ran diagnostics and updated everything.  Have I ever told you I hate Windows?  Had dinner then usual evening routine.

Now the specifics:

The week started with Mother’s Day. So happy Mother’s Day to all you mother’s. Mike and I took the ladies to Stoney Lodge for dinner so they didn’t have to cook. We all had a good time. Nothing spectacular.

Monday we started work on the rose garden and area in front of the porch. We had been mulching every year which looked nice. But when the first heavy rain hits then the mulch just gets washed away. So, instead for doing that every year or so, we decided to go back to stone. We had the stone delivered that Kathy picked out late last week and now we are digging out all the old mulch before we put the stone down. Got a start on it Monday but have a lot more work. Again, I’ll post pictures when we get it done.

The father of one of our church members past away this week. It was his wife’s turn to clean the church. We told her after service Thursday that we would do it for her. So Friday we went down and did that so nothing got done in the rose garden.

Shelby was sick most of the week with some kind of gastrointestinal issue. So we kept her Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Not a big deal. She more or less takes care of herself. But she needed a little oversight when it came to things she wanted to eat.

Had blood work again this week. TSH is still at .01. I questioned the doctor about it and he is going to leave my levothyroxine dosage where it is. I asked my son-in-law’s opinion and he is concerned. I guess I need to go to a endocrinologist and get the answer. But I’m not sure I want to go to another doctor. Perhaps I’ll wait awhile.

PT is coming along. Had my favorite therapist last Thursday. I think I have her again Tuesday this coming week. Then I get one of the floats toward the end of the week. But she is OK. I like her. Just can’t wait till this is over. It’s been 3 months now.

I’ve been having problems getting my code speed up to where it should be. So I enrolled in the Long Island CW Club. They have classes on learning and improving your CW skills. It’s all zoom based. I’ll start Monday at 6PM with my introduction classes. We’ll see how I do with that.

Otherwise, getting ready for the Kentucky QSO party that will be the first Saturday in June. Then Field Day will be the last weekend.

That’s about it for this week. As always, hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. Stay that way. I’ll blog at you again next week.

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