Monday, May 31, 2010

When I was in Colorado

I know I haven’t posted lately but I have been busy.

I helped Pam after her operation as much as I could.  She did pretty good at getting right back on her feet, but she couldn’t do any driving.  Her daughters were with her on Sunday the 16th so I drove up to my son JJ house to spend the day. He took me over to visit Jerry’s niece Barbara and her husband Pat.  After that we went for a ride up to Estes Park for dinner.

We didn’t do to much the next week. One day I drove Pam over to Washington Park in Denver to just walk. It was a nice park with walking trails, bike paths and lots of space to do what ever you want to do.


Some of the geese at the park with their new babies.


Pam with her brace that she has to wear for about 6 weeks.

On the 22nd I drove Pam up to Eric and Dolans to spend the day.



The 23rd JJ picked me up and we went for ride up into the mountains west of Denver. We went to a lot of small towns there. JJ likes to check out the bars in the small towns. So we stopped at this one in Fairplay. He had a beer but I only had a soda but he took a picture of me with his beer to show his father.


While we were in Fairplay we went into the gift shop in the Hand Hotel. We looked all around the inside of the Hotel. It was very interesting. It looked like it might have back in the 1800s.


After riding around for awhile we stopped in Georgetown on the way home to have dinner at the Black Raven. It was another interesting town. IMG_1105

I left the next morning for home on the 24th. It was a long day because I had a long layover in Chicago. Jerry picked me up in Albany about 11PM.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Well, I'm in Colorado. I flew out on the 5th. The flight was good. We made good time. Got here about 1:00. Pam had a doctors appointment at 2:30. We had just enough time to get there. She saw the doctor and he said that she should have the surgery. They set up the surgery for Tuesday the 11th. On Monday the 10th she had all her pre-op tests done. She is going to have surgery on her 5th and 6th vertebra in her neck. They were herniated and causing the spinal cord to bend and pinching the nerves that go to her hands.

The weather had been nice last week. I was able to go for walks every morning. Sunday, was Mothers Day so Pam's daughters and their boyfriends had a barbecue outside. It was nice all day. Pam has two small dogs, Belle and Little Man. They are both Chippewas. Pam's youngest daughter Amber lives with her. She has three dogs. Two big dogs and a medium sized dog. I don't know the breeds of the two larger dogs but the other one is a pug. Well, on Mothers Day her other daughter Arica brought over her dogs. She has four plus she brought along one of her fathers dogs with her. So that made TEN!! dogs here. I felt like I was in a kennel. In the afternoon some more friends dropped in and brought their dogs. So we ended up with 12. Good thing it was nice out so they were outside and there was a large back yard.
Here is picture of daughter Pam in the middle with her daughter Arica on the left with me on the right. My son Eric with his son Dolan in back.

Pam's operation went good. She stayed overnight on Tuesday. We though that she would be coming home Wed but the doctor decided to let her stay until tomorrow Thursday because she has a drain in her neck that has to be taken out before she can come home.

It turned colder on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday when I woke up there was snow on the ground. It is supposed to snow a little bit more tonight.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Last minute things getting done

Well, I am leaving tomorrow morning. I have quite a few things that have to be done before I leave.

The other day when I went shopping I bought a new rhododendron. After I got home I couldn’t decide where to plant it. So today I didn’t want to leave it in the pot until I got back so I planted it. I put it in the flower bed with the bird bath. I hope it does well there.

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It looks a little empty in that end of the bed but there are other plants that have not come up yet.

Here are a few pictures of the flowers in yard.


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These are bleeding hearts. My favorite. They probably will be gone by the time I get back.

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More bleeding hearts that I started last fall.

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Back of house with Alberta Spruce, more rhododendron and some hostas.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Going to Colorado

I will be flying to Colorado on Wednesday to stay with our daughter Pam. She asked me to come out to be with her when she has some surgery. She has been having a lot of pain in her neck and arms. She said that it isn't a pinched nerve so I can’t describe it to you. I am staying until May 24th so I don’t know when I’ll be posting again.

I have been trying to catch up on my work here before I leave. I mowed all the lawns around house,  but Jerry will have to do it while I am gone.