Today Was Not Easy

I used to be afraid of hurdles, but I got over it.

All I could think about was Zack and Connor and how they loved their dad, and now dad is gone. I made several calls to friends who knew Mitch and they, like me, were shocked.  Fifty-five, such a short time!

Lilly, Zack, Connor, and Mitch at Old Ranch Country Club

A little good news as I stepped on the scale, it read 183.5, so I have broken the 185 barrier! 

This morning I checked my bills and paid them plus went through the Master Card charges.  A lot of little charges sure add up quickly!  

Time for a walk!  I must keep this svelt figure in shape!

Off I go with a cloud of smoke and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!”

The hood gets a little scary this time of year.  The big pumpkin was out and waving at passers by!

The decorations are really starting to appear.

The passion fruit was blooming meaning in about 90 days I can pick some fruit as the owners let everything og to seed.

A magnificent blossom and the fruit about the size of an orange.

Mary called, and she threw out her back somehow; I was thinking on the way home last night, she had a burger, and perhaps putting her feet on the dashboard may have contributed to the pain.  So, she is off to the doctor at 1:00 PM, and I will meet her at her place and nurse the doctor back to full recovery, confusing, huh?

MAry brought lunch home, and then we used a combination of icepacks on her back, followed by a long stay in the hot tub.  We alternated that process several times during the evening.

The weather was perfect, so we sat outside, alternating the ice and heat.

With the physical therapy and the pain medication, Mary was crashed by 7:00 PM.   Scout and I went for a walk, and then I buzzed out at 8:00 PM, making sure she was still asleep.

I left her a note saying I’d be back over at 7:00 AM to pick her up and take her to work as driving with a bad back is NOT fun; I know this from personal experience.

Returning home, I watched some TV, looked at some bills, and thought a lot about Mitch.  

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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