Sunday snicker

May 20, 2017

I’m probably going to hell for this, but will share it anyway
because it made me laugh. Enjoy

A young doctor had moved out to a small community to
replace a doctor who was retiring.

The older gent suggested the young one accompany him
on his rounds so the community could become used to
a new doctor.

At the first house a woman complained, “I’ve been a
little sick to my stomach.”

The older doctor said, “Well, you’ve probably been
overdoing the fresh fruit. Why not cut back on the
amount you’ve been eating and see if that does the
trick?”

As they left the younger man said, “You didn’t even
examine that woman. How’d you come to your diagnosis
so quickly?”

“I didn’t have to. You noticed I dropped my
stethoscope on the floor in there? When I bent over
to pick it up, I noticed a half dozen banana peels in
the trash. That was what was probably making her sick.”

“Huh,” the younger doctor said, “Pretty sneaky. I think
I’ll try that at the next house.”

Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes
talking with an elderly woman.

She complained that she just didn’t have the energy she
once did. “I’m feeling terribly run down lately.”

“You’ve probably been doing too much work for the church,”
the younger doctor told her. “Perhaps you should cut back
a bit and see if that helps.”

As they left, the elder doc said, “Your diagnosis is almost
certainly correct, but how did you arrive at it?”

“Well, just like you at the last house, I dropped my
stethoscope. When I bent down to retrieve it, I noticed
the preacher under the bed.”


Just thinking

May 20, 2017

Here on the east coast of Iowa it’s been raining and sometimes
that makes me think of fireworks. Actually it makes me think of
the impact local politicians have over the use of fireworks.

It is now legal to buy consumer grade fireworks in our fine
state while giving some “power” to cities to restrict or ban
the fireworks. Our city council can’t decide to act or leave
it as is.

Fireworks have been illegal in Iowa as long as I can remember
yet last year the police responded to 550 calls relating to
fireworks. The majority of these calls in June and July. Yet
there are those who claim those numbers are going to climb now
that fireworks are legal, and hospital emergency rooms will be
overtaken with injuries.

The problem is, if I understand correctly, the police have to
witness someone lighting off the fireworks and not just accuse
someone in the crowd of onlookers. It is an illegal act that
too many people get away with. Around the 4th of July we can’t
even see an intersection for all the smoke, and the noise is
constant.

Why is our city council even wasting the time to discus the
possible ban? It won’t stop the fireworks from goin off, and
the number of calls won’t drop. Political correctness at its
finest.

We’ll still have a snicker post later but as mentioned, I was
just thinking. Enjoy our Saturday.
Comments are always welcome.


Beautiful day

May 19, 2017

When we started our errands today it was 30 degrees colder
than yesterday and pouring rain. We got soaked twice but I’m
grinning ear to ear because it’s a beautiful day. After 17 days
in the hospital Dad is back home.

We were with him until around 10:30 this morning and a short
time later he was back in his recliner living large. He’ll need
24 hour a day assistance, but in his own house. He’s happy,
we’re happy, and a little rain won’t change that.

I’m not even upset that my agreeing to another pneumonia shot
backfired. Yesterday. I didn’t even feel the nurse stick me
with the syringe so I thought the pain wouldn’t come. I woke up
this morning with that arm feeling like somebody wailed on it
with a baseball bat. That didn’t put a damper on the day
either.

Even the constant nonsense called network news couldn’t get me
yelling at the TV today, I just shut it off. I may not even
turn it back on later tonight when Perry Mason comes on. I can
take no more of the insane accusations leveled against our
president.

It is a little hard to believe that our fellow citizens are
believing the bull the media is shipping. If Trump is so
unpopular, how did he get elected? He said he would drain the
swamp, is doing so, and the career politicians are running
scared. That tells me the president is doing exactly what he
said he would.

Enjoy our Friday and don’t worry about the weather.
Comments are always welcome.


Another non-event

May 18, 2017

The weather guessers and media were busy last night predicting
doom and gloom with sever thunderstorm warnings and tornado
warnings so frequent in made watching television a chore. We
were told high winds, pea sized hail, heavy rains, lots of thunder
and lightning, and a tornado were heading our way and to seek
shelter.

So of course I grabbed my camera and went outside to get some
amazing pictures of the monster storm. And it never appeared.
We did have wind, some rain, and few distant rumbles of thunder
with the occasional lightning. The end of a branch blew onto
our garage roof, our garbage bin blew over, and an hour after
the rain the streets were mostly dry. The damage has been
fixed.

This morning we stopped by to see Dad and he did great during
his rehab session before we left for my doctors appointment. I
saw a different doctor than our family doctor, but things went
as expected.

I got a shot, x-rays and tests are ordered, and I now have 3
prescriptions to fill instead of one. They also asked me to
return in 6 weeks to discuss the results of the tests and how
the new medicine is working.

We’ll see. Enjoy our Thursday as the weekend is only a dream
away.
Comments are always welcome.


It’s here

May 17, 2017

The roses are popping out all over and a storm is coming a
little later today which can only mean summer is officially
here. Of course all that also means the weeds are growing
faster than the grass and flowers. We’ll soon be busy in the
yard again.

While visiting Dad today he had a drop in his blood pressure
that worried the medical staff. One minute he was there and
talking and the next the lights were on but nobody was home.
His pressure did come back up after they got him back in bed
and the staff didn’t seem overly concerned.

If fact, they mentioned he may be discharged Friday if he does
good in the therapy sessions. I couldn’t help but laugh when it
was mentioned that part of his therapy involves sitting at a
computer. I could just picture him looking for a pencil and
paper.

After we got home a colorful little wren posed for a portrait
and I’ll share that.

And to top it all off, I’ve been behaving myself. I have a
doctors appointment tomorrow and have started drinking more
water. The wife wasn’t buying the bull I was shipping when I
stated I had 3 bottles of water this morning.

Technically I opened 3 but only took a gulp out of each one.
I’ll finish the rest this week. After all, we have to walk
before we run. Enjoy our Wednesday, we’re halfway to the
weekend.
Comments are always welcome.


Tuesday thoughts

May 16, 2017

Been over to visit Dad and I’m ready to do something even if
it’s wrong. Dad is doing better and the swelling finally went
down so he can move his arm without pain. He still gets a
little frustrated eating with his left hand but when the going
got tough he just picked up his pancake with his left hand and
finished it.

Before I left I got him a warm wash cloth so he could clean up
a little before therapy started. And his stitches come out
today too. Looks like he might be on schedule to get discharged
Friday and go home.

I took a little time to smell the roses yesterday even though
they are just starting to bud out.

The critters were out in force so I asked a few to pose so I
get their picture. They looked like this.

Now I think I’ll go out and smell the roses while thinking of
what kind of trouble to get into. Enjoy our Tuesday.
Comments are always welcome.


Almost back to normal

May 15, 2017

Plans made are looking good and I may even finish the chores
early. Saw Dad again this morning while he was resting to get
ready for therapy and he was in good spirits. Then we came home
and I got the mowing done.

Here on the east coast of Iowa we are experiencing a car theft
epidemic. Earlier this month the total was around 250 for the
year. People are leaving their cars running while they pop into
the convenience store and the thief jumps in and takes the car.

In other cases cars were stolen from driveways. These cars
were unlocked with the keys in the car. Police feel the
culprits are juveniles doing it for kicks. And there have been
some thefts of things left in the cars.

We haven’t heard of a problem in our neighborhood with car
thefts, but our neighbor did catch some kids breaking into his
garage. Lucky for them he was in a good mood.

Ror those going to Genesis West and use the Lombard
Street parking lots, the entrance near Marquette Street is
closed due to a water main break. The entrance off Washington
Street is open on Lombard.

I guess I can always add knock down the spider web in the
picture above if I get too far ahead on chores, but I like how
the picture turned out and may want another. We’ll see.

Enjoy our Monday as after today, it only seems like there are
four days in our work week tomorrow morning. I need to hydrate
myself after the mowing and I believe a Snicker’s ice cream bar
is just the way to do it.
Comments are always welcome.