Cave Dwellings: One more trip to the “surgical suite”….
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Saturday, July 19, 2014

One more trip to the “surgical suite”….

  Not much happening around here these days.  After our trip to Hayward, Den and I have been chilling in the peace and quiet. Our weather here has finally straightened out…well, at least it has stopped raining for a few days. Seems like the minute Den finishes mowing he gets right back on and starts again..I use to be really glad we had a big yard, but lately I feel the day coming when we really don’t need all that grass!

Today Dennis went over to our son’s house to help him cut down a “couple” bushes…Pretty soon I saw this pulling into our driveway…

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Hmmmmmm…Looks like we are about to have a “burning pile” in out back…Now here is one BIG advantage of our large back yard..We have our own little big burning pile that is ongoing.

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If you look closely at the photo on the right you will a dark line on top a little hill. You see my nemesis…the dreaded railroad tracks..

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What we have here are two firefighters at play…They love nothing better than to work with fire…Like two  little kids, right?? I was a little concerned at all of that brush going up in flames at once. A few years ago our neighbor (who has a burning pile too) lit a fire in his backyard and almost burned down that telephone pole you see behind Kel in the  photo on the right..Kelly looked me in the eye and said, “Don’t worry, I’m a “trained professional”…

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…Yep, he surely is, as you can see above. That’s him on the top of that ladder…These photos were taken at “Fire School” quite a few years ago. Kelly is now a Lieutenant on Oswego Fire Dept…Dennis was the Hose Captain on Sandwich Fire Dept…Den’s Dad was a volunteer firefighter for the old Sandwich Fire Dept…It’s in the blood.

OK, next Wednesday I am going “under the knife” to remove one of my parathyroid glands which has something called an “adenoma”attached to it. Adenoma is a fancy word for growth. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this out patient surgery will be the answer to my “moans, groans and stones”…Maybe I am hoping for too much, but this surgery cannot come soon enough..

Senior surgeon (angrily) : 'For goodness sake, nurse, get me my auriscope.' [a medical device which is used to look into the ears].

Distracted young nurse : 'But doctor, I don't even know your star sign.'”


  1. I hope all goes well with the surgery.

  2. We hope you have a successful surgery with a good outcome.

  3. Will say a prayer and think happy thoughts for you on Wednesday!!!! I am sure all will go well and you will be feeling sooooo much better when this is over. :-)

  4. That looks like it is going to be a big fire:) All the best with the surgery!

  5. Hoping you will get thru the surgery with flying colors !!!! Always want to pass on to you that the award for GOOD HUMOR and GREAT LAUGHS go to you !!!! It is a joy to read your posts and reactions !!!!

  6. Now if that was me I would be planting those shrubs instead of burning em. Best of luck at the Chop Shop:))

  7. Our prayers go with you and the medical personnel that will be caring for you.

  8. Thank you all for your encouragement...We are blessed with such great friends, some of which we have never even met!!!!!!!

  9. good luck and thanks for following my blog... :)

  10. Hope all went well and that the surgery makes a difference :-)