Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jess & I had an interesting time today.

We took Dad to lunch. The little girls went with us for the last time. They should leave for Florida next week. I meant to get a picture of Dad, Jess & the girls together but when we got back to the farm there was a mad dash for bathrooms and the photo never got taken.

As we were returning to the farm after lunch we saw there were goats out at my sister’s house and her family was gone for the weekend. She just lives a half mile from Dad. One of my first thoughts when I saw the goats was “I wish I wasn’t wearing flip flops” as I knew I would have to help round them up. Jess & I found them in a pasture half way between Dad’s and Elsie’s houses. We took them on through the pasture and circled them back to their place. My brother and cousin went up and opened up the fence to let them in the back way.

Trust me, you don’t want to wear flip flops and capris while traipsing through a pasture. But there really wasn’t time to go find a pair of shoes at Elsie’s house. When we got the goats up to where my brother Bob had the fence (not the gate, it was the fence) open, she told him “Well, I can cross goat herding off my things to do list.” She can also mark off herding goats in the heat (around 100°)without enough hydro! Oh, and she was also in flip flops and my brother was in sandals. She felt pretty rough when we got done, took some extra hydro and kept the AC on high the whole way back home.

She maybe wouldn’t of felt quite so bad but this morning she weaned on her hydro. She was going to drop from 15 mg to 12.5 mg but instead just took 10 mg. Neither of us even gave it a thought when we got out of the van to go chase goats.

So that was our excitement for the day.

Justin says he is feeling better but still taking some extra hydro. Hope it’s all better soon. He has been back to work for two days. I think it tires him out.


Hi, I'm Rene said...

I hope Jess doesn't have it catch up to her today! Did Dr. F okay the reductions in hydro, or are you doing it on your own?

I love your posts as a look at rural Kansas. I can't imagine what it's like there. It's a part of the country I've never seen.

judycolby said...

She felt fine today and only took 10 mg in the a.m. and 2.5 mg in the p.m. We're doing it on our own.
Rural KS is pretty neat. You & Alex should come visit after she's feeling better.