Whew,it has been busy around here. As you know (I think), Patrick is no longer in the hospital. He's been home the last two months but his recovery is a slow process and we are still making trips to Burlington for check-ups, to the VA hospital in Syracuse to see his Coumadin doctor, getting his new hearing aids, and of course, each week or so it seems, he has blood drawn. Damn vampires!
This photo is his grandson, checking out his surgery and deciding if they did everything correctly!
This Papa and his youngest grandson. Look how skinny he is -- he said "gee, I look so tall!" Hello, Clint is 3 -- duh!
Well, Papa can't have all the fun. Meme has to have some too. Here I am with Clint 4-wheeling and he's providing directions. It was cold that day but we had blast.
Yes, Meme is feeling great these days too.
Now it is Papa's turn to help put a new toy together. For once, something inexpensive turned out to be the best damn toy ever. Usually you end up with crap that doesn't last two seconds, but this sucker seems to be holding up quite nicely.
Yes, it is now May and we have had snow, rain, temps in the 20s and just flat ass yucky weather. I did manage to plant 5 rose bushes, and Clint managed to plant three flower pots with a variety of plants. We have tomatoes to plant but we are waiting to see if the weather is gonna warm up first.
My sister has been here the past week and we got busy breaking down boxes in the garage, we hauled them out them out for the garage man to take today. When he pulls up he's gonna wonder what in hell happened. We also had the lovely Lowe's experience yesterday too. Wait, it started last Friday when we bought 8 bags of mulch, 4 black and 4 brown. It was back-ordered but a good sale price. So yesterday we went to get the bags. Now this is when shit hitting the fan would have been easier. First off, it shows we ordered 8 bags of red mulch. No, we did not, we again repeated what we wanted and now we had to go customer service and get the new codes. Ok, so far we are not too upset. Sis gets back to the mulch area and is asked to bring her car around and they'll load the bags for her. No problem, she arrives and the guy says; "oh you're the lady that wants 8 bags of red mulch, right?" She looks at him and says; 'WTF! Are you from another planet? Do you not read or understand English?" He replies, you're a tad old to be using that word, you are not twenty anymore! Well, that set her off in good style. Finally she gets him to understand she wants 4 brown and 4 black bags of mulch and please put the brown bags on the bottom as they are going to Syracuse. Now she has confused him again and she is ready for a beer. In the meantime, I with Patrick as he buys a new kitchen faucet padlock and lawn tractor!
They want to charge us $70 to deliver the tractor 4 miles down the road and I said, "you know what, I would like to see the manager!" He shows up and within seconds he announces FREE DELIVERY! Okay, gotta change the sales receipt now and then, Patrick reminds her he gets a 10% military discount too. so again, another receipt change to get everything correct. And people wonder why shopping at Lowe's' is such a pain in the ass. Do they deliberately hire dipshits?
Well, you all have a good day and Justine, we are fine, thanks for caring about us.