Recent Events

Sylvia said, “I see a couple of deer.”  I looked out the window and saw one.  Then two, which were followed four, seven and more coming.  When I counted nine, I went for the camera.  Then there were ten.

I used a spring operated clothes pin to lift one of the slats on the blinds.  I raised the camera only to find it was off.  I turned it off and back on.  Dead.  Battery flat.

I put the battery in its charger and hoped for the best.  Then there were twelve–some reclined on the ground others grazing on the lawn.

Maybe I had enough charge in the battery for one shot.  I did not.

Then they left.  First one, then three followed quickly by the rest.

Surgery Successful

Not really my surgeon.

Not really my surgeon.

Friday afternoon, I went in for a bunionectomy on my left foot.  Fortunately, that went well, and I’m at home recovering and watching too much TV.  I’m also trying to listen to an audio book.  I say “trying,” because I keep falling asleep.  That’s okay.  If the body needs sleep, then let it sleep.

There are two wires coming out of the big toe.  These will be removed in about a month, and there will be no hardware left behind.  Color me delighted!

First follow-up appointment this afternoon.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

8 thoughts on “Recent Events

    • They can do a lot of damage. Most years are not too bad, but winters with much snow makes it difficult for them to find food. When that happens they like to chew on our shrubs.

  1. Pleased that your “procedure” went well. Heal quickly– sleep promotes that, you know. Sorry about the photo fail, but you enjoyed the show anyway.

    • Thanks. I’ve been dozing quite a bit, which is fine by me.

      It was fun to watch that herd, even if they do cause a lot of crop damage to our neighbors and eat some our prized plants.

  2. Darn toes! I would not consider it a treat to have 12 deer in the yard. We often have 6 or so anyway. Don’t they eat your flowers?. Mine are awful.

    • Treat? I don’t think so. Photo Op? Yes, that’s it–if it works out. They did in all of our crocuses (crocii?) and I do miss those beauties. They also chewed up some cedars and yews in our last tough winter.

  3. Wow! That is amazing to have an entire herd of deer in your yard! No worries about the photo. Some things just need to be experienced and not recorded. That’s the beauty of it.

    Glad your surgery went well. It is important to listen to your body and not push it. I still take it easy after my surgery…put the feet up…rest…..Feet take a long time to fully heal because of the weight we put on those poor things.

    • It was a wonderful experience.

      Not pushing it on this end. Well acquainted with the extended time for healing. I do get very restless and don’t enjoy sitting so much.

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