If I had a hammer..

There are several things I might use it on. These may be just small nails that stick out, a good whack might push them back in place.  In no particular order:

  • Why does an MRI machine have to make so much noise? This is 2012 (almost 2013), people please, somebody invent the quiet MRI machine
  • When my test was over today, 30 minutes of mind numbing noise, it would have been nice if they let me sit up on the table for 30 seconds to get re-oriented.  I was in another time/place when the test was over. Hopping up and leaving immediately was a challenge. I can’t imagine how it is for the elderly. That is not yet me.
  • College can’t come soon enough for DS3. As my brother the weather man said “That boy needs a break from driving”.  Tonight he is taking his girlfriend to the 10:30 movie. Gets him home after 1 am or so. He better make it home with no phone calls.. Nothing good happens after midnight.
  • The wasp nest from the other night appears dead. I guess the wasp and bee killer I sprayed it with did the job. I was out picking tomatoes in the garden today and there was no activity around the nest.
  • Saturday we head to Annapolis to see the Chesapeake Bay Hawks play the Denver Outlaws in professional lacrosse. We hope to go kayaking Saturday afternoon for a few hours. We are staying a bed and breakfast in Annapolis for the night. Their website can be found here.
  • My brother only had one goal last night. This correction is brought to you be the AARP, for older Americans (LOL)
  • Two of my worlds collided today. One of the guys I play lacrosse with in Lake Placid emailed me today to ask if I was “Limeguy”. I said yes, and where did you find me. He said a “friend” had been searching for pictures of Lake Placid and had found my blog. Small world.

My DW worked a half day. She walked me through the check in process at her hospital before her shift started. We went to break after my test. I was her driver today. Drop off and pick up service.  I worked from home. I spoke with a few of my favorite customers today. They all had odd problems that we got resolved. DS1 worked a full day. He needs to use an outdoor shower before coming in the house. Note to self: build an outdoor shower with said hammer.  DS2 worked a full day at the deli. Tonight we discussed some possible parameters for studying abroad. He has much reasearch to do. DS3 worked half a day as well. He had a doctor’s visit to wrap the care for the infected leg. His leg is much, much better and the allergic reactions on the rest of his body have stopped and subsided.

Tonight’s pictures are again from my Lake Placid trip last weekend. Enjoy!


Foolish, not stupid (time will tell)..

Last night’s blog was devoted to my run in with the player from an opposing team and the subsequent injury to my left calf.  This all happened Saturday evening in Lake Placid. The blog further details my attempting to play with the old guys on Monday night and how my leg “ended” the night early. Now that we are caught up, read yesterday’s blog for the details, we can move forward. This afternoon I went to see the local orthopedic/sports medicine doctor about my leg. Imagine that. a sports injury at 51 years old! Foolish, not stupid?

The doctor is a family friend and two of his children play/played lacrosse. They attended the same high school as my children and supported the lacrosse parents association that I was the president of. Good people. He said three if not five times in the 15 minute office visit that I should have called him at home (or on his cell, I have both numbers) and gone to his house for the exam.  I thanked him for the offer, and told him that I would save that favor for a real emergency.

His final opinion was that the whacking of my calf by the opposing player bruised and weakened my calf muscle so when I played last night the interior part bulged through the exterior part. These are layman’s terms of course!. He asked about last night, saying “Did you stop running when you felt the pop in your calf?” Umm, yea.. foolish, not stupid! He said no lacrosse for two to three weeks and to get a neoprene sleeve for my leg for the first few weeks when I go back to playing. Also a MRI has been ordered just to be sure.

In the garden tonight, while I was cooking the steaks and looking around, bored. I noticed a huge (basketball sized) paper wasp nest in the garden. I was out there yesterday walking through the garden, picking tomatoes and cucumbers and never noticed it. I don’t know how fast the wasps can build a nest, but Wednesday afternoon I ran the lawnmower through that area, not noticing a thing. Several ideas have been floated about eliminating the nest. My favorite idea is thumping the nest in the dark and expecting the wasps to go find another home. During a rainstorm this also might be a good plan. Or, I could send a child out to handle the problem. Foolish, not stupid.

Tonight’s picture is of that wasp nest. Maybe tomorrow night you will see it split open, or pictures of the welts on my body. Which would that be, foolish or stupid? Time will tell. Enjoy!