April 2021

Monday 1: April Fools Day. We saw some good ones.

Saturday 3: Julie was training a new person today in Seattle. She lives in Lynnwood, and between them, they decided that the Lynnwood location would be better for her, and Julie would prefer the nicer people to work with at the hotel in Seattle. So after a conversation with her coordinator, Julie may end up working permanently (or as permanent as anything gets in our lives) in the Seattle location. Longer travel time, but she’s OK with that.

Monday 5: We arrived home today to find this little guy staring straight at us. Even better, he stayed there long enough for us to take some pictures. This was the best one.

We bought a table to go with the 4 that we acquired when someone was moving out. The chairs are really bar stools, so we will have to come up with a mechanism to left the table about 8 inches.

Tuesday 6: We did a LOT of walking around shopping today. Too much for a recovering knee. That swollen bit is saying it was too much, and now I have to go back a few weeks and start again, resting, icing, elevating.

This is the icing process – a barrier to prevent the skin from getting burned, then the cold pack straight from the freezer, then a towel to hold it all together.

Holly helping me to keep the elevation stack in place.

Sunday 11: We invested in a cover for both table and chairs. Later, with the wind blowing, I had to tighten the cord at the bottom to prevent it from disappearing into someone else’s patio.

This is the new and improved version of the icing process – cover the leg and slap the cold pack straight on. This method can also be used to treat other parts of the legs when they start to ache. Restless Legs Syndrome is a real bugger when there are other factors in play.

Monday 12: It looks a bit better now, starting to show some curves again, although the RLS is seriously getting in the way. My left leg can start aching as early as mid morning, and continues off and on until bed time.

Lord of all he surveys.