After a weekend spent doing my best impression of a vegetable, my legs are feeling better. I will ask Oldest Son to help me change the bandages tomorrow. I am using the same method used by the home care people last year. They came here once a week after I got out of the hospital, changed the bandages and re-bandaged with non-stick pads smeared with an antibiotic salve. But instead of wrapping my legs in gauze and Ace bandages like they did, I use the compression socks to keep the pads in place. It just takes more than my two hands to accomplish this and Son has been really good to help, bless him.
Youngest Son called me a few days ago. He tends to call when he is either taking a kid to an activity or when he is on his way to pick them up. He has a speaker phone thingy in his truck, so sometimes I talk with him and sometimes I talk with the grands. I love the way they stay in touch.
Anyway, I asked him to do me a favor. He is my only kid with a truck, so I wanted to know if he could pick up a new single sized bed for me. He said he could, but he had a better idea. He said that he and his wife were going to be getting a new bed for my grandson. He said I could have the old bed if I wanted it. The mattress is nearly new and it is the size I wanted. There is a bonus of four drawers and a cubby in the base of the bed, which will give me more storage space. I offered to buy the bed from him, but he wouldn't hear of it. Bless him, too!
Oldest Son brought me some herb seeds. I have basil, cilantro, thyme, parsley, oregano and sage. That's a pretty good start on my little window sill herb garden. After lunch I will get them planted in the starter pots and see if I can actually get them to grow.
I'm also working on sorting out my dehydrated foods. I package them in freezer bags and store them in banker's boxes on shelves. That keeps them out of the light. I have used vegetables stored that way that were 5 or 6 years old and they were just fine. But I got lazy and haven't put the latest dried food in their proper boxes, so that is my project for the rest of the day. Once that's done, I will know for sure what I have and what I need to dehydrate.
And that is the extent of the excitement here in my little corner of the world. :)
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