Heading Into Warmer Weather

Good evening everyone!  I’m up way too late but wanted to stop in and visit with you a bit.  First, I’d like to share some photos of my grandkids.  They sure have put a lot of smiles on our faces.  Emily says the funniest things.  Jake is about a year and a half so isn’t saying much yet but it won’t be long.

Al and I are going to be watching them for a 2-4 hours, 3-4 times a week.  There is some overlap when Rachel goes to work and LeRoy gets home so she’ll drop them off and LeRoy will pick them up.  We are looking forward to having the time with them.  It will be nice to see them on a more regular basis, making memories.

Tomorrow LeRoy, Rachel, Jake and I are going to the Home and Garden Show at the Convention Center.  Emily is going to have an Emily and Grandpa day.  They are really looking forward to that.  She is very close to Grandpa.  LeRoy is the Garden Center manager at Fred Meyers so he is really interested in the show.  I love these kinds of things and the exercise will be good for me.

Concerning the Message Board, I have just purchased an update to vBulletin 5 Connect (we are using v4) which says it includes chat so hopefully we will be able to bring that back soon. I”m hoping this will also fix a lot of bugs on the Message Board we acquired with the migration to the new server.

I’m really trying to hard to focus on more protein and less carbs (under 200/day).  I’m still not doing great on drinking my water, especially when there is Diet Dr. Pepper is available.  The scale has been moving in the right direction, which is a good thing.

The forecast for the next 7 days is showing us in the low 50’s during the day and above freezing at night.  Hopefully the snow will finally go away until next winter.

Time for bed. 

Until next time…


Walking Again ~ I Want It Now

Good evening my friends.

My surgery on February 10th to get my screws removed from my ankle went well.  I was told I could walk with my walker and in my boot.  When I first tried to step down on the foot I was surprised it hurt so very much and that I couldn’t even come close to stepping completely on the foot.  Discouragement set in.  Now, almost 2 weeks later, I have seen a lot of progress.  I’m walking faster with my walker but still not stepping completely down on my foot.  I tried to take a step with my cane and it was a no-go for now.  🙁  I have an appointment on February 23rd to get my stitches out.  I will then get a referral for PT.  Hopefully Workman’s Comp will give me enough sessions to start walking on my own again.

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Saturday ~ January 30, 2016


Can you believe January is almost over?  Where does the time go.  Starting out todays visit with a few photos of our grandkids.  Jacob is getting so big.  He will be 4 months on February 2nd.


Emily is loving the fact that Jacob is old enough to “play with”.  She sure loves her little brother.

We just got done talking to Emily on the phone and she is quite the chatterbox.  Love EmilyJacob_2016-01-29talking with her.  She still





remembers visiting here and going to the beach and Oregon Zoo.

Hopefully, one of these days, we can get up to Spokane to meet our little grandson and see Emily again.  We sure do miss them.  Thank goodness for Dropbox and Skype.

About my work status:  I haven’t returned to work on light duty yet and don’t plan to until my screws are removed on February 10th and I can walk on my right foot again.  I’m just not comfortable in the wheelchair and going to the restroom alone.  My Primary doctor has written a note to that effect.  I haven’t heard back from the powers-that-be concerning this.  I really don’t see why my recuperating at home until I can get out of this wheelchair is a problem.  So for now, I wait to hear the latest.  I cannot wait to get these screws out of my ankle and be on my way to full recovery.

Al and I are still updating DWLZ Restaurants to Smart Points, leaving the Winning Points and Points Plus in place.  It’s a long process but we are making progress.

I never weighed before I broke my leg but I sure do feel like I’ve lost some weight these last 3 months.  My clothes are definately fitting me looser.  I’m watching what I eat but lacking in my water for the day, so must work on that.  One day at a time, no guilt and move on.  I will keep on keeping on.

Hoping this post finds you all well.  hugsandprayers to all who need it.  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.  Until next time…