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Posted March 09, 2016 - 03:51 PM

That stuff is going around. Daughter has it. Son has it. My mom has it. Seems like it's sweeping around.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Posted March 09, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Better rest if you can! Glad to hear of the 8 hrs!


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 05:36 PM

I drove the Kubota out to the plow fields and flag marked the little field tile "sinkholes" so just before plow day I can fill them in.  Did some assembling of things I'll have for sale at plow day, then started feeling worse (stomach) and came on in.

  I have to take Dad to 2 different Dr's appointments tomorrow morning/noonish unless I'm not feeling up to it, then maybe my BIL can take him.  He has to see his urologist and cardiologist.

  I texted my new boss to see when I am to be there for work and it's 8am.  That will be easy enough.  I figured he'd say 7.


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 07:16 AM

Fell asleep watching TV and got 10 1/2 hours of rest.  Feel better, still crappy, but enough better at this point to take Dad to his 2 Dr's appointments.  Rain on my west and should start getting wet before noon.  Chances of rain through the weekend.  Likely my work week at Southern States will start slow at least.  I'll likely still be a little slow myself, but I'll give them my best.


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 07:24 AM

Glad you can sleep! That will help you feel better. Hope the crud leaves you soon!


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 08:56 AM

Been out feeding rolled hay.  I've only had to feed 120 rolls so far, and I have at least 250 rolls left in much better preserved shape, so maybe 3 times they hay still in reserve than I've fed.  I am debating having Steve plant beans where my fading alfalfa is.  Not much alfalfa left in there.  I'll still be rolling grass hay off 35 acres of pasture, so I'll have plenty of hay even if I continue raising heifers for Brad.

  After getting outside & active, I feel 10x better than yesterday.  I guess I've passed the plateau of this head cold.  I sure hope so anyway.  Sinus are open and I can breathe while eating even!  :D

  Head out in 20 minutes for Dad's urologist appointment.


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Good to hear you're getting your head above the mucus.
Not being able to breathe sucks.
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Posted March 10, 2016 - 02:16 PM

Dad's Dr appointments both went well.  Numbers are all good.  His cardiologist gave him a prescription of antibiotics for his head cold just to be on the safe side.


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 07:02 AM

Good that you are feeling better! Hope your Dad gets over it soon!


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Back to feeling rough again.  I have gotten the old roofing sheets cut in-two and off trailer onto saw horses this morning.  Trailer took up too much room.  That has whipped me already.  Gotta go today to give my new boss copies of my drivers license & SS card.  

  I'd like to start on insulation on the other half of shop ceiling, but I just don't have the strength left in me to begin.


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 05:48 PM

Sounds like that cold sure took a toll on you.It's either that or getting older has slowed you down more then you realize. LOL



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Posted March 11, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Sounds like that cold sure took a toll on you.It's either that or getting older has slowed you down more then you realize. LOL

All the above, plus all the stress associated with my parent's health.  I hope it's the stress causing my neck to ache more lately, but my 3 fingers on each hand are getting more numbness in them, mostly in my left hand. 


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Mom & Dad had tons of company today.  When I went out there, about 9 family members were there.  After a while, we all left except one of my sisters who stayed the rest of the day while Mom took a nap.  I drove the Kubota out to take stuff to service Dad's zero turn mower.  Oil was topped off, fuel topped off, and greased all fittings.  I took my jump box, but it's battery was ready to go and fired right up.  Right side caster tire was flat, so aired it up, but it's always leaking down, so I'm going back later to add a few ounces of slime sealant.  Dad loves to mow, so I didn't do any mowing....just got it ready for him.

  Not felt great today as my head cold is still keeping a grip.  Sure hoping I feel better Monday morning for my 1st day at work.  I'll give my best no matter how I feel.


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Posted March 13, 2016 - 06:13 PM

Getting anxious about starting work tomorrow, but I'm sure things will go fine.  It's just the first time ever making any of my living off the farm, so it's all new territory in a way.  But then most anything I'll be doing for them I've done for myself, so truly isn't that big a change.


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Posted March 13, 2016 - 06:16 PM

I am sure your dad feel like he is accomplishing something when he mows. Good that he still wants to do it. 

 

 

Good luck with the job. Don't show them up too bad. You might just wind up running the place!


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