Monday, November 30, 2009

Not much new

Not much new here. I took the trailer down to Walnut ridge today. They did not have the part so left it there. I hope they get those jacks working right. They say that it is the stabilizers that I put on. I don't really think so but they are going to take them off and see if that does it. I'm beginning to think it is the jacks themselves binding up. Hope not as that is $$$. We had a lazy weekend. Didn't do much except church and breakfast Sun morning with Gene and Sylvia. Thelma has a Dr. appointment tomorrow morning This is with the regular dr. Six month checkup. Well that is about all from here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to those that read our blog. Today has been a dreary day. We were going to church tonight but Sylvia stopped by this afternoon and wanted to know if we wanted to go out to eat. So church tomorrow morning. The lady picks up Eli and takes him to her house and then we can pick him up but sometimes she brings him back. Yes we had a lady at Urbana Ohio that did that with Buttons. That was really neat. Not sure where we are going to eat tomorrow. Guess that's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

PS Just received an email from Bob Gurney. Darlene passed away last night with her family at her side. No visitatation. Celebration of life on Dec 2. We have know them since 1968, She will be missed.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not much new

Yesterday I did one more pass on the leaves and then put the vacuam trailer away till next year. We took Gary and family out to eat at the Catholic church east of new haven . They have a turkey ham dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving every year. We have gone the last few years and meet Gene and Sylvia there. They have ham, turkey mashed potatoes dressing green beans gravy Cranberry salad, pie or cake. Then they sell beer for 1$ a glass. Gene bought Gary and I a beer. Had email from Bob Gurney and Darlene is still on ventilator and dyalisis. She had two bypasses and heart valve replacment. They don't know at this time if that will be permament or not. They are still residents of Texas. You never know what life is going to throw at you. We have to get up early as Julia who does eli is picking him up at 7:30. SHe comes around and picks up the animals. Thats about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday the 20th

Today was a fairly nice day. Gary came out and helped me load the chipper in the truck. Went to his place and chipped up a whole bunch of branches. He had a lot. We should have done them once in the spring. Guess we weren't home enough. I can feel it tonight. I need to tear the chipper apart tomorrow and reverse the blades. They must be getting worn out as it doesn't do as good a job as it used too. Have to get the manual out for that. I looked at it once. Thelma still has some pain but think it is getting better. Had an email from Bob G and he said darlene is holding her own. They put a trach in so they could take the tubes out of her mouth. She is still on Dialysis. Wed it had been 14 days. The doctor thought maybe by Christmas she might be able to go home. That would be a nice present for the family. It will still take a while for her to get her strenth back. Well that is about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday 16

Not much new. Yea it seems like this knee is having more pain than the other one. We really can't remember for sure from the other one. Eli is one lucky dog that is for sure. But we feel pretty lucky to have him. If he just got along with other dogs. Darlene is holding her own. Not much progress as of yesterday evening. Usually hear something around 10:00 in the evening. Thats about it for tonight. Thanks for all the prayers sent Thelma's way. A couple of more weeks and she will be better I hope. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time sure flies

Well Think I missed a couple of days. Not much has happened. Thelma is still experianceing pain more than she would like. I think I have done all the leaves for this year. They are mostly down and don't think the rest will make much difference. Thelma went to church tonight and even walked up for communion. Went to Arbys and got a couple of sandwiches and brought them home. Eli loves that . He really likes roast beef. What doesn't he like. He is one spoiled dog. Well that is about it tonight. Will probably not post as much as most of the stuff is over. Will keep updating when we find out something about Darlene. She is still in Icu. Having some problems. Had email today where they gave her more blood. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Getting old?

Here it is Wed and I don't see a post for Tues. What happened. It must have not appeared on here. I guess I missed again. Today Thelma had her last therapy today. She got her graduation T shirt. Now she has two of them. We went to Concordia High tonight for a choral concert. Kristin is in the womans glee club. It only lasted and hour which was good as Thelma was getting antsy. She can't take to long sitting in one place. That was about her limit. The concert was good. It is cool here tonight Supposed to warm up later. Fri is really supposed to be good so think I will finish up the leaves. I think most will be done by then. What isn't will stay till spring. They are working on Tillman road. The company that pt in the lowest bid gets the work. They are just doing in different sections. They are not doing the whole street. The company is garcia. Now what do you think the people are. Wonder if they got green cards. They seem to work one day and then take the next off. Probably won't get done till Christmas. Well that's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, November 9, 2009

Did it again

Missed yesterday. I wanted to put a picture of the tree out front on here so went out and took the picture but then didn't get it on the puter. Here is the picture from before

Here is the picture taken yesterday Sure looks different

Thelma had therapy today. She is sore. She says the lady really works her over. Don't know what she expects Don't know too much more Bob and Darlene have rented an apartment on Superior street in Ft Wayne, They will stay there till Darlene can travel which may be awhile. Have not heard anything from Bob today. Probably later this evening. Thats it for today Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, November 7, 2009

One nice day

Boy was today a nice day. I did some more leaves. Still have a couple of trees that the leaves are hanging on . We had therapy yesterday afternoon. Went to Halls on Bluffton road to eat afterward. She has two more sessions then that is over. She goes to the surgeon on Dec 15th.
I got an email from Bob Gurney yesterday late afternoon. They took Darlene back to surgery for some bleeding in her chest cavity. I have not heard anymore since then . The surgeon said that some rest she would be okay. Prayers sent her way would be appreciated I'm sure. She is one tough lady to go through what she has. That's about it for tonight Gonna hit the shower and shave. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Guess what

I missed a day. Thought about it last night after I went to bed. I was busy typing up a notice to put in our Hoosier Chatter. Since we have taken over the Retiree director job I need to try and put something in the chatter sometimes. This is for a mini rally that we will have in May. I need to have Thelma proof read it. We went for the cumaden check yesterday. She takes it till Monday and then is done. We don't need to go out to the hospital to have it checked. Had an email from Bob G that Darlene is doing pretty good. Progress is slow She is in and out. Her heart and lungs are being assisted by mechanical means. Will keep you informed. Have therapy this afternoon. I have laundry in the dryer. It should be done pretty soon. Thats about it for now Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not much new

Today was a pretty laid back day. Went to the financial guy this afternoon. Took care af a couple of things. For those that know Bob and Darlene Gurney she had her bypass and heart valve replacement today. Talked to Bob and said it took about 8 hrs. She had a lot of scar tissue and lesions. She is in icu. Tomorrow when Thelma does blood check we might try and talk to Bob. They were going to keep her sedated till tomorrow sometime. Glad she made it through this. She has had a lot of trouble the last few years. Thelma is starting to use her cane some here in the house. Still uses the walker most of the time. She is a tough cookie. Her pain threshold is a lot higher than mine let me tell you. Thats about it for tonight. Tomorrow is Cumaden check. Maybe only one more after that. It's a little way out to Lutheran for that. Last year we did it at the Medical building on Brooklyn ave. Lot closer
Later Rn Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Surgeon visit.

This afternoon we went to the ortho Dr. They took the staples out. Couple of them pinched pretty good. The dr said it looks good. They took Xrays to make sure everything was strait and in place. Good shape. The plastic looks funny in the xrays. Then later in the afternoon she had therapy. 3 more of them to go. Oh forgot to say she goes back in 6 weeks for dr.

We had one of the bacon deluxe burgers from Wendys They are pretty good. Eli likes anything with meat in it. Only part of our leaves are down. 3 of the trees are pretty bare but 3 more are still hanging on. We have two more weeks before they pick them up again. I will probably work on them this next weekend as it is supposed be nice weather.

Think that is about it for tonight. Thanks to all for your prayers and well wishes. It works. Think we are going to put the ice thingie away. We have not used it for quite a few days. Now we have two of them Might put one in the trailer for emergency's. Thats about it for tonight
Later Ron THelma and Eli

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Almost 2 weeks

Tomorrow it will be two weeks since the surgery. We see the surgeon on Tue. They may take out the staples then. i think they did that on the other one the last time. Tomorrow is cumaden check. I got the leaves done this afternoon. Had to go get gas as the tractor went dry. Took Thelma with me and we went to Wendys for a quick sandwich. Brought them home. Eli liked that. He is like a little pig. Most of the neighbors did there leaves today also. It wasn't half bad. No wind which made it pretty nice.

We will probably be gone for about 3 months. Will leave in Jan sometime and not come back till the first part of April. Our retiree rally is in Ladson SC in March 23 to 28. We will head home from there so it shouild be the first part of April. Thats about it for tonight. Later all
Ron Thelma and Eli