Patio umbrella needed just to be removed and carried to Goodwill. It had broken again and Hubby did not want to mess with repairing yet again. #1GS smiled broadly and said I can use my truck and take it for you, Grandma! I grabbed a couple more items and that all went to the pickup, too.
|As a fountain in Springfield|
|As a planter in Springfield|
The other thrilling thing about the pot breaking was #1 GS was excited about loading more stuff in his new truck! Gotta love youth. As an aside about this guy, he won the Defensive MVP award last night. The awards 'banquet' was a Zoom meeting with only the food we had in our houses. 👵
Son and # 1 GS had the project done in no time. There are numerous items gracing our living area that originally lived on the patio. We drag our chair and love seat out each morning to enjoy the early morning sounds. The birds keep looking for the fountain. So I am not the only one missing the soothing sound of flowing water.
Hubby and I decided to rethink the patio arrangement. The objective is to gain a bit more room to move around. We decided on a rectangular shaped umbrella. The new umbrella will allow the bistro table to set closer to the patio fence. Eventually we may eliminate the round soft side planter. It was purchased when the area outside our patio was bare soil. We used it for vegetable gardening attempts. We learned several things that did not work. The petunias seem to like the area!
I'll finish this post on a totally different subject, my recovery from Nissen Fundoplication surgery. My voice continues to remain strong. I have not used any asthma inhalers in a week. Minimal nasal spray use and no issue with post nasal drip. The primary symptoms that caused the health journey over the last year appear to be almost completely resolved. Friends and family have noticed the significant change in my voice. The purpose of the surgery appears to be a true success story.
The only things left as I see it are these two. The physical recovery from all the messing around in my abdomen with the instruments. The second is the stomach adjusting to the re-enforced junction to the esophagus. The new junction and size of stomach challenge me to be very aware of the size of bites, the frequency of bites and most certainly the moisture content of foods. I have been successful some days and not so successful other days. All is going well above expectations!!!!!
That's the news from Round Rock, TX, at this one particular address. One late addition, Hubby has a torn rotator cuff. I am beginning to think old age might have a few challenges!