SLAM, SLAM, SLAM, SLAM……….. was my alarm clock this morning. The trailer next to mine has a couple of road workers living in it. Normally great neighbors because they get in after dark, take care of business and are lights out by 9 pm. In the morning the vehicle doors close once each, the engine starts and they are off to work and I barely notice them. This morning must have been load the truck to go home for the weekend after work. They have not been back since this morning, so I do not expect them back until late Sunday or maybe Monday night. Several of the road workers are living here. In fact this spot I am in was occupied by one when I first got here.
After deciding that laundry needed to be done before anything else, the clothes were carted off to the park laundry and washing commenced. The magazine that had me engrossed while seated at a table reading was a left over laying around the facility. A lady came in and we talked a little bit. She has an injured heel and is itching to get back on the golf course, but her doctor is telling her to lay off a few more weeks for proper healing to happen. As we talked, something came up that I wanted to demonstrate to her.
When I started to stand, something went bad wrong with my back. This was about 10:30 am and that was the end of my significant activities for the day. The laundry did get finished at a very slow pace. A lot of ibuprofen and some aspirin were consumed before I figured out it was a pinched nerve instead of a pulled muscle . Standing was not much fun, so I went to try out a place recommended to me for supper. The Butter Churn turned out to be a buffet style place of adequate quality. The wait staff even had sympathy for me. The waitress said she would set the table and go get my tea while I make my way to the table.
On return home, the water hose occupied me while giving “my tree” some water to help its health. The pain started easing off while watering the tree. After more than a half hour with the hose at full blast, the area finally started having some standing puddles, so I quit irrigating and turned off the water.
To my surprise the back pain had diminished a great deal. In fact, The back was feeling good enough that I took a gentle stroll of about ½ mile on the golf course. This give me hope that I will be able to give a serious try at having tooooo much fun tomorrow. TheOFM