Cave Dwellings: Such is life…
Cave Dwellings

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

Monday, November 7, 2016

Such is life…

A bit of a disappointment today..Dennis had his second colonoscopy in 3 months and the Doc was not able to complete the removal of this nasty polyp..We need to go back one more time in February for a 3rd and final colonoscopy. The reason it couldn’t be completely removed yet is because they did so much cauterization at the site, the Doc didn’t want to perforate his colon. This creepy polyp is like a cling on, and the spot where it is located is a very thinning part of his upper colon..Sooooo, it’s going to be a very looooong Winter.

Having said that,I totally understand that health trumps vaccations, and in the grand scheme of things, we are both healthy , happy and able to “tolerate” another Northern Illinois Winter..and yes, I am spoiled…and I do know we are blessed in comparison to others..Enough of my rant…Here are just a few reminders of one of our last Winters home…Feb 2, 2011..




Not sure why I look so darn happy…You can see the snow blowing across the road out behind me in the distance…


These were taken 4 days and about 6 more inches later …My trusty Owl got blown off the gas grill on our deck and Dennis heard  him “WHOOOOOING” under the snow…Who???


A little worse for the wear, he will survive to guard our deck 5 more years..and is still standing guard on our deck grill…I hope he hangs in for yet another year!

So……It  looks like I might have to segue from beach and blue skies, running around in shorts and flip flops to ski caps, boots, mittens and mukluks for my blogs..Hey, I will try to find humor in almost anything..and Old Man Winter isn’t going to get me down….(I might have to wade through the snow drifts to have cocktail hour by our fireplace in the Hiker a time or two,though…)





  1. Can't you go down for the winter and fly up for the test?

  2. Not...We have other issues too...extended family things..this is just not a good year to leave..Thanks for the idea, though...

  3. We'll miss you at Ortona this year but health and family is more important.Hope all goes well.

  4. I am so sorry! Poor Dennis and his polyp!! Having colonoscopies every 3 months is horrible! Tell him to hang in there. Maybe a trip preparing 😊