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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Rare Day

Actually made it to the Range Sunday for the first time in . . what seems like forever.  Ran some AR rounds down range at various distances.  My friend said 'not bad old man".

Also worked on sighting the 454 lever gun.  Got it close, but not finished yet. 

Rode with my friend, who got a phone call.  He's an IT guy with a local manufacturing company, so we had to leave.

Thought about riding afterward, but my tendon was talking to me.  Thought it was best to rest it, so didn't go.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Started physical therapy on the Achilles tendon this week.  I found out that not only is the tendon damaged, but the calf muscle is partially damaged as well.  I walked better going in to therapy than I did leaving.  Having said that, I could tell it was a little better the next day.

I'm scheduled for 2 sessions a week for four weeks.  The doctor said to let her know after 4 weeks if I don't feel any progress, and we'll schedule surgery.  Certainly hope to avoid the knife.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Nice Weather Coming

This coming weekend is supposed to be nice for riding.  If I go, it'll be just me and my horse.  The wife can't due to her recent surgery, and the other choice will be working.

I do have a rifle to sight in, so I'll surely make it to the range.

So Far OK

Was told the surgery went well.  She now has a new model of spinal stimulator implanted.  Apparently the anesthetic used has some lasting effects.  She's been sleeping for about 4 hours since we got home.

The new stimulator and wires are supposed to be MRI friendly, unlike the old unit.  I was told that the wires, now removed, would heat up from the field of the superconductor magnet.

Too early to tell if the new unit will help her pain management, but at least she's now MRI friendly.  Apparently her titanium knee, nor my nickel-chrome-boron hip are an issue with MRI.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The First in Months

Tomorrow the Boss will be in surgery once again.  This time they will replace her spinal stimulator with a different type.  The one she has no longer masks her pain.

Since she may not be able to ride her horse for about a month, we went for a short ride today.  She's had her horse for about 2 years.  I've had mine for about 8 months.  Her horse behaved quite well, even after not being ridden for a few months.  My horse, not so much.

For some reason she tried her best to haul ass after we entered the picked been field.  So we had an argument, then went back onto the little paved road.  We had a few smaller disagreements, but not like the first.  We stayed off the trails because of the deep mud. 

Other than almost getting tossed near the beginning, it was a good ride.

Was Evidently Wrong

I had always thought, and been taught in government class, that the courts were to interpret the law passed by congress.  And the constitution is the top most level of the laws of the land.  It appears that I've been wrong all of these years.  It has become increasing clear that the court system also makes laws, just like all of our bureaucratic agencies.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Shocking Politics

I used to say that you can tell when a politician is lying because his lips are moving.  We now have a president, who is new to politics and says what he means, means what he says and at least so far follows through.  For me that's refreshing.  For others it's catastrophically shocking.  May the shocking continue, and the tears flow.