On the first full day of summer, Thursday, June 22nd, Bill took Gibbs out at 6 for his morning constitution. He put him on a leash just in case we’d caught something in the live trap at the bottom of the hill. Turns out, no, we didn’t, but something small, probably Chippy, slipped in and helped himself to the peanut butter sandwich we left. Darn!
They came back to bed and at 7, I got up and readied myself for work. It was another lovely morning with warm temps. Many windows were left open all night and we slept well. You can tell when Gibbs is hot, he sleeps stretched out across the bottom of the bed instead of in between us, snuggling up to one of our bodies. 😉 I had the Mat clean in the usual hour and picked up a couple of items at Foodland before heading home.
When I got home, Bill was trimming weeds with the whipper snipper. Speaking of Bill, many have asked how he is doing? He’s doing quite good for someone who can’t sit still for long. He really wants to be working for more than one reason, however, his right arm gives him enough movement from the elbow (he can bend it up and make use of it as it hangs in a relaxed position. This means he can quite easily work on sanding the model airplane he is building. He’s as happy as he can be right now.
As for the whipper snipper, it hangs low as he walks and is held in place by a strap, therefore not putting any pressure on his shoulder/rotator cuff. Without any physical therapy, for now, he has been using his arm quite a bit which is like his own physical therapy. He isn’t one to sit around and nurse it; we feel the avoidance of motion would only make things worse. Funny, but every few days, he notices a bit more reach.
We’ll know more after Monday when he visits the orthopedic surgeon and we will go from there. Right now, things are getting done around here, small things, and he doesn’t always have a bad night’s sleep. Actually, that is improving as well. One funny thing is that he’s lost about 7 lbs. and, although good news, it just makes no sense at all! 😊 Now you’re up to date and thank you all for your concern.
After cleaning, I did an errand with M and the rest of the day was free. Bill had also put the tire covers on the Suite wheels while I was gone. We all had a snooze after lunch and then Bill spent some time in the Hangar.
|An idea from Rob and Pat - |
I gave Gibbs a small pill bottle with a few treats in it.
It kept him busy for hours until he got the lid off. 😉
I worked in the Bunky on a new puzzle that Donna gave me but only until the border was done. Gibbs and I walked to the end of the lane and back.
|This should be a challenging puzzle|
|The corral is all trimmed up|
We may need to water down there too
|Supper was good.|
I found some water irises at the edge of the pond down there so pulled them and may try and replant them up here where I can see them more often. Chippy is still persistent in trying to get up the greasy pole, which I’ve reapplied oil to, so Gibbs is keeping a close eye. Supper was grilled sausages, fried potatoes, pepper squash and corn. Quite tasty, these are nice sausages.
It was a good day, a great day really. Thank you for the visit!