December 28th, Friday – More Traffic Than One Could Imagine; Up Against the Wall

Could it be?  I mean really?  Was the clock actually right?  7:30 am?  Meaning I actually slept through the night.  Amazing.  No time to waste, however, we had a PT appointment at 9 am, which was an hour away in Ocala.  So we were up and at it.  Still takes me a few minutes to get dressed.  Those pesky socks are still a thorn in my side.  In due time we were out the door and on our way.  Did we make it?  Four minutes late which was not bad.

As for PT, I’ve hit the wall as they say.   Up until now progress came relatively easy.  No more.  I’d say I’m 50% of the way to full mobility but the last 50% is going to be a slow, painful go.  At PT they’re not pulling any punches because they know, as I do, that if they don’t force things then I’ll never be normal again.  Heel slides, squats, the bicycle, leg lifts are more painful than ever.  Yes, I know the saying no pain no gain.  So I’m gritting my teeth, taking the pain pills only when absolutely necessary and pushing through.  In time I know I’ll be able to look back on all of this and smile.  I hope!

One appointment finished, one more to go.  No sweat, down I75 to Brooksville, no more than an hour’s ride and we would be there.  NOT.  We managed to get about 2 miles down I75 and everything came to a halt.  Accident 15 miles ahead. It was clear we were not going to make the second appointment.  Change of plans.  Let’s go pick up Little Graybeard.  In the end it took us over 3 hours to cover no more than twenty miles.  That’s using back roads when we were finally able to do so.  I’m so glad we have nowhere to go the next couple of days.

Home again we packed up the last package to go to the Post Office and took care of that.  We also did a bit of shopping since the freezer and storage cabinets were absolutely bare.  We now have some food in the house for the next several days.  Works for me.

That was our day on the Road of Retirement.  Not really exciting just taking care of business.  We’re both looking forward to just kicking back the next couple of days.  There is housekeeping and maintenance to attend to.  A couple of projects to begin.  More projects to get estimates for.  Nothing pressing so we are under no time constraints.  I like it like that.

Thanks for joining us again on our daily journey.  We always enjoy your company.  I’m going to wrap things up now but before I go 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 “December 28th, Friday – More Traffic Than One Could Imagine; Up Against the Wall

  1. Keep pushing on. You’ll get it. Relax over the weekend but only after you push forward with your therapy. 😑 Lots of college football to watch or maybe Dominoes are in order. Enjoy!


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