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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Marty just came by & looked the roof job over, and we talked a good hour.  Not seen him in quite a while.  He said he could likely save me some money on my garage doors through the guy he uses, so that would be a plus as well.  He'll do my roof as soon as time & weather allows.   :thumbs:


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Glad to hear things are really working out for you.  It is good when you have friends like that, that will help you in a time of need. :thumbs:  


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Sure was glad to close the milk parlor door behind me tonight.  My day off tomorrow and I need it.  Yesterday's getting on the roof to add the screws sure put the screws to me!  All my body aches.  Having never been in the hospital before, this has been an eye opener to how a major health event takes all your go-power away.  I can still work, but limited like never before.  But you know....it's better than being dead, which I came so close to.  Life is good!   Gonna take it very easy tomorrow.


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 08:48 PM

It's going to take a while to build yourself back up, Daniel!


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Sure was glad to close the milk parlor door behind me tonight.  My day off tomorrow and I need it.  Yesterday's getting on the roof to add the screws sure put the screws to me!  All my body aches.  Having never been in the hospital before, this has been an eye opener to how a major health event takes all your go-power away.  I can still work, but limited like never before.  But you know....it's better than being dead, which I came so close to.  Life is good!   Gonna take it very easy tomorrow.

 

Daniel, I know what you mean, I am just now able to up and running around for more then a couple hours at a time. You have had a couple very bust days and I'm glad to hear you are not doing the roof yourself. Good to hear you are taking more breaks during the work day, I have found that I sleep a lot in shorter periods, never thought this surgery would kick my butt like this. Maybe we'll catch up tomorrow. Have a great night, my Friend. 


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 09:12 AM

Sounds like you have a good deal figured out for your building, Daniel! Hope it all works out very well for you!! You'll get back to full power eventually.
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Posted November 23, 2014 - 01:01 PM

Forgot to mention...last night when milking, I needed to treat a cow for mastitis.  She never kicks, but decided to change her ways when I went to treat her.  When she brought her foot up to kick, she caught my hand between her foot & the bolt on the stall piping.  Punctured my hand, but didn't bleed that bad, but my hand is swollen from the mashing my knuckle joint took.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 01:07 PM

That last post had been sitting almost 3 hours before I just hit "reply".  In the meantime I hooked my tiller to Hogzilla to service the tiller & get ready to stir the calf bedding in the large open pens later this coming week.  I got the tiller ready, then installed a 300watt block heater in Hogzilla.  Let me tell ya....that was my day's work.  I hit my wall doing a simple task, so I'm done with even "fun" work for the day. We need to run to town for a few staples in the grocery department, but not sure if I'll even go.  Might just rest.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 01:47 PM

Well, just kick back and rest, today is the day for rest so do it. That bedding will be there next week when you feel more up to it.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 06:20 AM

Hope you have a good day, Daniel. Take care of that hand.
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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:18 AM

The swelling in the hand was gone this morning, as well as most of the pain in it.  :thumbs:   Milking though just leaves me tuckered out, but likely normal for this stage of the game.  Got a small heifer down outside the barn, so after a bite of breakfast, I have to get her inside the barn out of the weather.  I'm hoping I can coax her to her feet, but if not, Hogzilla can pull a small sled with her aboard.

 Then later today it's Dr visit time to check if my blood is the correct "thinness".


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Glad the hand is better! Hope the heifer gets up for you!


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Hoping for the best news at the doctor's office. Still glad to hear you are taking this stuff seriously, going slow. Good Luck!


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 09:01 AM

I'm glad ur hand is better as well. Was kinda worried about it.
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Posted November 24, 2014 - 09:57 AM

Feed delivered & bins didn't hold it all.  I had used a stick to hit the bin to determine feed level, and guess I'm not good guessing that way.  I don't like climbing the bins as weak as I've felt.  Next time I'll have Josh climb & look int, or maybe I'll feel like it myself by then.  It'll be over 3 weeks before feeding all this out.  The calf got up & walked into the barn under her own power.  I think she'll pull through now that she's in where it's warmer & dry.

  Time now to hit the shower to go see my Dr.


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