Oak Tree at the side of our drive way
My brother picking corn in back of our barn
October 22nd - Monday - Beautiful Fall Day 72 degrees
It was a beautiful day that started out with a white frost that covered the ground. We were up early and had to be in town early this morning for an appointment with Lou's orthopedist. He is still having some pain and can only lay on his back to sleep. Lou had x-rays and the doctor reported that the fracture is healing; however, it is not totally healed and will probably take another three weeks, so we have a follow up appointment in three weeks and he has asked Lou to cut back on what he is doing and give the fracture a little more area to heal. You see hunting season is on the horizon and darling husband wants to be in his best condition for the romp through the wood in pursuit of four legged deer.
We have both been having problems with our hips and have been trying to get in a mile walk each day, it has given us a great opportunity to enjoy the the fall days. I have been seeing a chiropractor weekly for three months and can't seem to keep my hips in place. I am scheduled to have some x-rays this week and take a different approach to the problem.
Despite the problems we have had, we have our fall work about completed. Have all of our spent flowers cut down and hauled away. Lou has been so good to help me divide many of our perennials and we have given many, many plants away. Hopefully, next year our beds will look better. Our Autumn Joy will need to be divided in the spring when we return from Florida. Thursday is supposed to be a very nice day and I hope to get all of our windows washed one last time and our water lines sealed for winter and all hoses put away. We need to winterize our lawnmower and then we will be finished. Will cover up the thirty roses after the ground freezes.
We got our flu injections today and Lou got his pneumonia injection, so have our bodies ready for winter also. We got the RV winterized just before the first freeze and when we did we found that a mouse had found a way in, so we set a trap and so far we have caught seven mice, so we put poison out in the barn along with more traps in the RV. Now we will have to bring the RV to the house a week before we want to go south, to clean it before we head south. We had even used the fabric softener sheets as suggested in the motor home magazines to keep the furry animals out of RV's. This is the first time this has happened to us. At least I can get it all cleaned up before we head out.
Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful fall days. I know some folks are having snow already.