Out of the blue…..

Well the last time I wrote, I told you I was feeling pretty puny…. wowser- I didn’t know the half of it. I spent about half the night on the couch wrapped up in a hoodie and several towels (using them as blankets). I was freezing to death and burning up at the same time. Got up after a fitful night and felt like I had been rode hard and put up wet. Real heavy congestion in my chest, back felt like I had been beat with a bat…… the old fat boy was in pretty pitiful shape. What made it even worse, was it was my Bride’s birthday. Here when I was supposed to be making the day all about her – she was waiting on me hand and foot. When I am feeling poorly, as a rule, I just want to be left alone…… and my Bride, please her heart, wanted to make me feel better. I let her do as much as I could figure I could stand, but hated the fact it was her birthday and I was getting all the attention. Part of my ‘afflictions’ last night was a headache that was making me sick to my stomach and unable to focus on anything, unless I put my glasses on (I usually only need them for close up stuff) Thankfully, the headache was gone when I went to bed last night, but my back and my belly were driving me nuts. Jeez I can’t wait to see what stateside doc says…… A miserable night last night as nothing I could do to get into a position where my [very lower] back didn’t hurt. Once again my bride rubbed creams and lotions and stuff trying to ease some of my pain. I finally got up. I didn’t want to eat, but forced a piece of sausage and a half of biscuit in me to appease my Queen. She made this righteous biscuits and gravy with bacon (even though I told her I wasn’t hungry) – so I kinda ‘had‘ to eat a little something. Thankfully, no sign of a headache, but vision was still FUBAR’d. Dammit Emmit~! Wanting to try and be some what productive, I fixed the center support on our bed….. hoping maybe that will help alleviate some of the back pain….. and then after my “massive” breakfast…… I set out to mow the yard. Yeah…. probably not the smartest move I’ve ever made, but I told myself (and Angie several times) if I get feeling puny, I’ll quit. I didn’t set any speed records, but I finally got ‘er done. Cheese & Crackers this getting older stuff sucks~! I even got the ATV yard done. In my mind, I have to be able to justify “being able to dive”…. so if I can do all of that mowin’ and weed eating – I can surely dive– pay no mind to that fact I couldn’t hardly breathe~~ Seriously though (and I have already told Angie) that if my chest hasn’t cleared up any by morning, I’m keeping my happy a$$ here at the house. My vision is about back to normal now….. so there’s that I guess~~~

Happy Birthday to my Cousin/Lil Sis — Susie~~ Luv Ya Darlin’~!

Good Night Y’all – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!



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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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