As the needle bends

A world view thru my hobbit hole door

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Warm wishes from our house to yours

Warm wishes from our house to yours

Sorry that I’ve been so bad about posting recently. I’ve been fighting a problem with my knee since mid-October, and it’s made it uncomfortable to sit at the computer for very long at one stretch. Consequently, I’ve spent my computer time “lurking” on my yahoo groups, collecting tutorials for Christmas giftees, and trying to keep up with those of you in Blog-Land who have been prolific writers.  The doc finally decided this week that what had been treated as osteo-arthritis of the kneecap is really probably a torn meniscus, so they will ‘scope my knee and hopefully it’ll be almost good as new. Unfortunately, because of the upcoming holidays, I have to wait til January 8th, so I’m hopping around with a cane to catch me on those times that my step is not solid, to prevent my landing from being so!

Wednesday of this week found a very unusual phenomenon here in SouthEast Texas… SNOW!!!! I love snow, but much prefer it when I’m safe and warm at home – NOT when I’m trying to get home. It turned my 50 miles commute into a 2.5 hour endurance match, made even more uncomfortable by the fact that I’m in a rental car, instead of the Toyota Tundra that normally provides me a feeling of safety during my commutes. It’s in the shop because it did it’s job well last week and protected me from THIS:

Not Ford Tough

Not Ford Tough

Thankfully, the driver of this truck was not injured, and though I was shaken and sore, neither was I. Tundra did sustain some injuries, but NOTHING like Mr. Ford. The nice Toyota people said that they should have Tundra back, good as new in a week to 10 days. Then I can relax a little on my commutes, instead of nervously occupying the “rent-a-can!”

Gotta head off for work now, but I promise to try real hard to be more diligent about updating this here blog more regularly!!!


December 12, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Sorry about the knee, and that you have to wait to have it repaired. Terrible timing!

    Comment by Nancy, Near Philadelphia | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. Merry Christmas, hope you had one, and a Happy New Year.

    Doctors, another real men of genius crew. All the talk about docs running too many tests to increase $$$; I don’t believe it. Legit entities are scared of their shadow that some idiot regulator / know nothing bean counter is going to hand them their license.

    It’s another part of the political sideshow designed to distract us from the real problem; THEM.

    When I was a young lad I collected frequent flyer miles with the ortho’s, don’t know one today, can recommend a cardiologist if you ever have the need.

    Glad you are up and about and best of luck on the 8th.
    I’ll put in a good word for you.

    Comment by NAT PIERCE | December 29, 2008 | Reply

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