My Honeybear and her family are safely back in Vandenburg county Indiana now – and my Bride and I are rapidly re-adjusting to our more quiet island life style….. kinda. We went to bed unusually late last (11:00ish) after watching a movie we both later we admitted we have seen before – but enjoyed [and forgot enough] we both watched it again. Tom Selleck…. Jesse something or other…Stone Cold. He always plays such manly roles and does such a good job at it…….. definitely worth a second watch. We also watched Coming to America 2…. (I’m with holding comment on that one) and – as such – we slept in a teeny tiny bit this morning but were both out of bed by 7:00-ish. Not to many things to do today other than get Shawn & Cynthia hauled to the airport…. which we did. The plan was to ALSO get at least one yard mowed today (ours or the ATV yard) – but a very early rain put the kybosh on that. I thought maybe after I got back from the airport, I could get at least one of them knocked out. Enter [stage left] a really FUBAR’d back. What’s that ? I didn’t mention that ? Silly me. Yesterday morning when I got up…. I made my usual slow motion ‘try not to disturb‘ my bride exit from the bed. Happy and proud to say I have it almost down to an art…… almost. I cleared the bed, but as I reached down to grab my shorts – I apparently was still trying to navigate into my flip flops, as I bent over [and simultaneously turned] O.M.G.~! something ‘popped’ and it felt like a dozen hot ice picks sliding into the base of my spine. Right above my hips…. Butter my butt and call me a biscuit~! I have not had a pain like that in a long, long, very long time~! I leaned on everything I could and finally made it into the bathroom. It hurt so bad – I could not bend at the waist to wash my face or brush my teeth without leaning on the sink… OMG. I felt like an invalid trying to get the most basic things done…….
LOTS of aspirin, lots of booze, some muscle relaxers and more booze have kept me operating the last couple of days. The original plan was to get the ATV yard mowed tonight before we start tours tomorrow morning…. but rain showers and an ugly tender back just ain’t gonna let that happen~! I can get up and move mostly pain free now [compliments of booze and muscle relaxers] – but tomorrow should prove to be a real interesting day – out bouncing around on the muddy trails up in the rain forest. All that bouncing is either going to make my back a lot better [fingers crossed] or a lot worse. Dammit Emmit. I’m definitely hoping better as I have already scheduled boat dives for my couple of days ‘off’. As they say…. no rest for the wicked…. or weary…… something like that~~ Trails tomorrow~!
Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!