For an early Christmas present Tom bought us a new shell for our hot tub. Our old one lasted over 10 years, but it had sunk into the soil where the moisture rotted the cedar boards. He cut the old one in half and we are hoping to making planters with them. Here’s the old hot tub disassembled:
He also bought a cement mixer to help make a pad for the new tub so it will last longer. He got this in a deal orchestrated by his Uncle Gene:
Pretty fancy huh? As long as it does the job, I am happy.
This next photo I just thought was cute. This is one of our black lambs, Abbey, insisting on eating the hay under the feeder rather than the hay in the feeder, and in the process getting hay bits all over herself. Gotta love those Shetland lambs!
So Vanessa had a set back last week when she was out on a brief walk/potty break. Mopar, our large German shepherd, Lab, Beagle, Border Collie and Rottweiler mix dog, decided to play with her and jumped on her hind end. Vanessa’s been limping really bad since. But at her rehab appointment yesterday (yes, she is going to doggie rehab), they said they did not think any harm was done, and she is progressing nicely.
I am not progressing so nicely. The numbness and pain in my legs and feet is worsening and almost constant despite almost 2 months of “conservative” treatment. I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon Friday. Plus the day before Thanksgiving I started shaking badly. I am now diagnosed with Essential Tremor. This is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes tremors, commonly in the arms and head/neck but can occur other places. For now I have stopped drinking coffee (which is very difficult), am eating more regularly and am trying to avoid stress and fatigue. At some point I will likely need to start medication, which have potential unpleasant side effects.