November 28th, Wednesday – The Freeze Is On; Date for Surgery; When is a Space Capsule not a Space Capsule

Some will say just grin and bear it.  I hear you and I will but I don’t have to like it.  I’m talking about the weather.  We awoke this morning to a temperature of 39 degrees.  Now tonight here it is just 8 pm and we are already down to 49 degrees.  Once again freeze

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warnings are in effect.  Burrrrrrrrrrrrr  is right and no I don’t like this at all.  Sure it is going to warm up again which is why I can’t wait for Friday.

I finally have a date for surgery and it is December 10th.  It is going to be a bit different this time around.  The day after surgery I will be discharged and sent home.  No lengthy hospital stay, no in-hospital rehab.  My doctor, Doctor Tim, believes you heal best at home.  He also firmly believes in out-patient rehab.  A whole new ball game this time.  Moreover, I’ll be good to go on December 22nd for our planned trip to Wellsboro, PA to spend Christmas with my family.

Came across this today and it was just too good not to share.  When is a space capsule not


a space capsule?  Along a lonely stretch of road in the US state of Oklahoma, lies what appears to be an abandoned space capsule. The lettering ‘NASA’ and ‘United States of America’ along with the flag is clearly visible on its side.  And then there are those thrusters (or are they) on the bottom.  So what do we have here?

What we have here is the back-end of a cement truck.  The landmark came into being by a happy accident when a concrete-filled cement mixer truck, which was on its way to help build a bridge rolled over here in 1959. By the time a tow truck arrived to haul the cement truck away, all of the cement had hardened inside the mixer. Unable to handle the extra weight, the crew decided to haul only the truck and come back for the detached mixer later, which never happened.

In September 2011, local artists Barry and Heather Thomas decided to turn it into a space capsule to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their wedding. The couple attached canning lids, garden hose, broken reflectors and other household items to the mixer to make the transformation look as real as possible.  Now how about that.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a good one, albeit a cold one.  Really, I can’t remember the last time we needed the heater on in the car.  Today was that day.  So be it we will survive.  Thanks again for joining us our journey.  We always enjoy your company.  If like us you are experiencing a bit of cold weather, we feel your pain.  In time all of this frigid weather will just be another memory.   I’m off now to gather my blankets together and put on my winter PJ’s.  In closing a thought for each of us to ponder:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road

One thought on “November 28th, Wednesday – The Freeze Is On; Date for Surgery; When is a Space Capsule not a Space Capsule

  1. WOW, you do have cold temps. Glad you have your surgery date scheduled. Will pray for quick and painless recovery. The mixer certainly does look like it would be part of a rocket. I guess no one is going to run away with that if it’s filled with concrete. Ha Ha


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