Thursday, March 21, 2013

The way things go

Well, Spring Break arrives.  We had planned to go to the Grand Caynon with my in-laws, but delayed that due to my mother-in-law's health and restrictions on travel right now for her.  So David took off Monday and Tuesday to spend the time with Xander.

David has been telling me that he had pulled a muscle or slept wrong for the last week.  Tuesday night when we dropped Xander off with David's parents at dinner, David tells us that he is having sharp pains in his left elbow.  My mother-in-laws first thought is heart and David tells her no, it is not in his chest.  On the drive home, he complains of more sharp pains.  I mention going to the emergency room.  He agrees to go to the doc in the box on the way home from work the next day if it is still bothering him.  Of course it is, and now his hand is actually going numb.  They give him a few little tests and tell him to go imediately to the ER. 

We go to the ER.  We spend the night sitting in ER room taking X-Ray's, EKG's, MRI's and finally being told that he has a bulging disc that is so bad that they recommend surgery as soon as they can get a surgerical room available, which looked to be around twelve hours from then.  So sent facebook messages  to keep people informed, because for once, I did not have my phone chargers on me but I did have my iPad charger and the hospital had free wifi.

David ended up having  spinal surgery on C6 and C7 Thursday afternoon.  It was only supposed to take about 3 hours but took a little longer because of the size of his bones.  The doctor said he had neck bones the size of some peoples back bones.  He finally got to his room for the night around 8:45, Xander got to kiss him good night before heading back to Decatur with David's parents.  I stayed for about another hour to make sure he was situated and then I carried out all his clothes and drove home to take care of the dogs and grab 6 hours of sleep before heading back to the hospital to pick him up to come home.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hard work done around the house by David

 As you have read, David had started painting the walls in the living room before Christmas.  He has since finished painting the walls and has now started painting the ceiling.

You can't tell it well in these photo's 

This one shows it better but only has 1 coat of paint on the ceiling

Now to the outside we go.
We have had some nice weather down here.  We had 50+, 60+, 70+ days so we spent the weekend working on the garden

We decided to splurge and buy rubber mulch and see how that works/lasts.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Painting of Ceilings

Well, David started painting the Kitchen ceiling and he finished half the Kitchen with 2 coats, the other half has not received its first coat as yet.  He has now started on the living room ceiling and 1/3 has received its second coat, another 1/3 has received its first coat with the 2/3 awaiting its first coat.  He has started hanging the screen door on the back porch but we need to go buy some spacer pieces the length (height) of the doorway to finish.  He has arranged for someone to come out next week to install the other 2 screen doors.  The doors have gotten use to using the dog door in the new screen door so I won't have to go out to finish letting them outside. YEAH.