Monday, March 12, 2007

Try, try again

Tomorrow is the day. Tuesday the 13th. The Dr. will turn his skills with a drill, a saws- all and pair of pliers into a bionic knee replacement for me. Oh, I forgot the hammer. I don't know if I'm going to the hospital or a muffler shop. By noon it should be over and then several weeks of teaching the muscles to live with a foreign object. I'll be ship shape in a month or so. My personal goal is to be able to walk a mile in three weeks. Once I can do that I'll be ready to go back to work in another week or so, if they will take me back. I need to get back to work on the bunker too. It's time to do the gates and the wall around the courtyard. All the parts are there and a couple of trips should be enough to get it under control.

UPDATE: 3/15/07.....Home already. The knee went like clockwork and the pain was so tolerable that I didn't have to resort to morphine at all. I was up walking Tues evening and on Wed morning I walked the whole sixth floor hall (between a quarter and a half mile). Dr was pleased and sent me home today and the pain is still tolerable but worse. Like a giant charlie horse, the joint is not involved but the muscles that hold every thing in place hurt like a tooth ache. I'll work on it.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Eclipse at the Bunker

Originally uploaded by neillsmth.
The eclipse was almost over when the moon came up. The bite out of the top lasted about 10 minutes and by then the moon had lost its red glow and was just another Full Moon over Fort Davis. I doubt it looked any better from the observatory across town. Oh, and by the way the temperature was about 15 degrees this morning but at least the wind wasn't blowing like it did Saturday.