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Friday, January 30, 2015

Two old people owe me......

Mercedes, TX

There is an advertisement on TV  ( I forget what for) that states a certain percentage ( I forget what %) of people over 65 fall each year.    Well last year I fell 4 times so I figure that I saved 3 people from falling.  I only hope they appreciate me taking their turn.

Last week I tripped walking up the inside steps in the Fifth wheel twice.   Once I scraped my left arm, the other time my right arm.

Last night our NOMADS team met for dinner in the church dining hall.   We were telling those sitting at our table about our daughters house in PA that was once a grist mill. It has a stream running under it that can be viewed from her living area by looking down a well.   There is thick Plexiglas at floor level and spotlights at the bottom.   One can see the rapidly moving water.   They will be looking into having a water wheel installed which will provide their electricity.  This picture was taken when they were in the process of moving in late November.   That is the well on the left.

The people at the table asked if we had pictures.   I do, on our computer and also there are pictures on the web from the Realtor.   Google 535 S. Mill Street, Lebanon, Pa to see them.   I must say the house looks nicer with the daughters furniture and arranging.

So, I went to the fifth wheel to retrieve the computer.  It was dark outside.  I was holding the computer in front of me and stepping down the outside steps.  I briefly thought I should turn on the outside lights but instead continued on.   Down three steps carefully and then I thought I was on ground level.  I KNEW THERE WERE FOUR STEPS.   I flew to the ground.  The computer flew in another direction.

The computer made it through better than I did.

Not having my phone on me, I pulled myself up and hobbled inside and called Leonard.   He and several others came running.   By then my right foot had swollen.    Warning -  ugly foot picture ahead.

The ministers wife, Jacquie, is a nurse.   She and Leonard took me to the nearby Urgent Care center.  X-rays were taken.  No broken bones.    Crutches were provided.  I know this will heal in a few days.  However, during the night I went to turn over and felt a sharp pain in my left knee.   When I move certain ways, there is a shooting pain.

Len has had 3 operations for a torn meniscus.  He tells me the pain is in the same area which I am feeling.  Speaking of which,  his knee has been bothering him again.  He is at a Knee Pain Clinic now getting shots in the knee.  Geesh, we are pitiful.

So, I've fallen three times so far this year.   It's only January.   By my count two old people owe me for taking their turns.  Wondering what the count will be by December 31.


  1. These things usually come in threes, so maybe you're done for the year!

  2. I cringe everytime I read your blog :) You two have had enough of pain this year, now stop it!

  3. OUCH! That foot looks pretty painful. So sorry. You better have that knee looked at. And no more falls - we should all do our own for the rest of the year!!

  4. Your header is lovely.

    I remember reading about your daughter's house. Very nice.

    Oh my gosh girlfriend. We are so sorry to hear about your fall. Your ankle looks awful. Please know we are praying for complete healing!

  5. Oh NO! Phyllis I hope it isn't a torn anything. Hope fully it will heal quickly for you.

  6. WOW - I'm so sorry about your fall...and about your knee. You know that San Antonio has one of the best medical teams around...there are many here in the park that have had knee and hip replacements, and all are doing well. Prayers for a quick recovery gf...let us know when you are coming to visit...we'll leave the light on for ya :)