Thursday, March 19, 2015

When the Remodeling Exercise Plan BACKFIRES!

OK, here it is...the room is very nearly completed. A few details will have to wait until next fall but it is looking beautiful! My husband is a dear man that makes my dreams come true. I love that guy.

Remember I told you that I was working along side him working long hours and feeling great. I am stronger than ever and, of course, very proud of what we have accomplished. The door leading out of the back of the room to a patio was the last thing to be done so we are glad that is finished. Unfortunately, that was when I stumbled over building debris and whacked my knee...s. Now after a week of healing, the bruise is moving down my leg and I am sitting up in bed giving my k-nee some rest. 

So what does one do when you are a week away from a months vacation in Europe and the Dubai? You tell me! I do know that after I fell I said sh*t, sh*t, sh*t all day. Since then I have just powered through. Staying off the leg has not been possible for most of the time but now I don't think I have a choice. The same man that built this beautiful room has said he will wait on me for a while. All I can do is say thank you and hope against hope that I actually get so see the inside of the cathedrals and museums. If not I will make do.

Our grandson just finished his Bachelors of Engineering program as Oregon State and is traveling with us. Our son from Dubai will be with us all the time. My husband has worked so hard and researched this trip from top to bottom. My main job is to just stay out of the way and watch them revel in this experience. Wish me luck!

The cussing is over and I have a new appreciation for the courage of Wounded Warriors and broken people everywhere. I will keep you in the loop and post about the vacation as often as possible. Stay tuned...things are never boring around here! 

Have a wonderful day.



  1. Do you have time for lunch before you leave for Europe?

    Take it easy with your leg so you're ready to travel.

    1. I am working on getting will not be perfect but what is? I don't think lunch is in the cards this time Linda. I did so want you and art to come to my house. Next year!

  2. Oh, your poor knee! I think "sh*t, sh*t, sh*t" was the perfect response! Cheers to being back to 100% soon. What a thrill ahead as you set out—with a grandson and son alongside, no less! Have a wonderful time and share, share, share photos and stories of you adventure! Cheers!

    1. You share my attitude. How could a vacation like that be anything but wonderful. Through in my daughter-in-law, two more grandchildren and my wonderful husband and I can only think life is good!

  3. So I was just surfing around the internet and looking for info about being a snowbird since my husband and I just bought a condo in Tucson. I followed a few links and found a response I made to you 2 years ago on another blog! Ah the internet. Gotta love it! Anyway, you told me to let you know when we were going to Tucson so it looks like it will be very soon! Just have to figure out the logistics now of having two places. I hope we get to meet some time. Have a great trip!

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