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Marc and Debbie visit; pig repair; more on knees    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Warner NH

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My work area at OurHous, showing the pig cutting board in the background whose rear leg I reattached.

We inherited the old wooden pig-shaped cutting board that my Mom used to use in her kitchen for many years. We are not sure who made it, but it was probably either Paul or a grandchild. Anyway, I accidentally dropped it a few days ago and its rear leg broke off. No problem. I easily repaired it by drilling and countersinking for a screw, using wood glue on the joint, and tightening it with the screw. Now all I need to do is fill the hole with some wood putty. My little workshop comes in handy for many kinds of projects, but for this one I did not even have to get out my B&D Work Mate bench. We sure like that cutting board; aside for it bringing memories of Mom it is also a very handy size to use in the kitchen. We used cutting mats previously, but use the pig for everything now.

Knee relief; stool surprize; fun supper    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - New London NH

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Addy stands by while Dr Jenkins injects my right knee.

Once again we turned to Dr Derek R. Jenkins, MD, of Concord Orthopaedics to provide us with some relief from knee pain by giving us injections in our knees. Dr Jenkins did both my knees in November 2013 and February 2014 as well. Elaine had him do hers in November as well but not in February. The process, while not necessarily painful, is none-the-less uncomfortable as the fluid is injected into the knee joint region. For me, the injection provides about two months of relief but it can only be done every four months. We both have suffered from knee pain for several years, with it being more intense in the last couple of years. The injections have provided some interim relief, but knee surgery for us both is definately in our future. We are very comfortable with Dr Jenkins, and would not hesitate to have him do the surgeries.

Ear results; eating Lebanese    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Warner NH

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A variety of appetizers included an excellent hummus, olives, meat pies,and spinach pies

Today we had the followup visit with Dr Mark Carwell of Concord Otolaryngology so he could describe what he had found in my ear. He had already called last week and told me the growth was not cancerous. Today he said it was seborrheic keratosis, a common noncancerous skin growth in older adults. In fact, I have many of these on other parts of my body and have had for several years. So all we have to do is continue to observe it and check that it does not change or get larger. In my experience, once these growths appear they do not get larger; at least that is the situation with the others. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. So that was good news!

Kerby, Gizmo groomed; Manchester trip    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - Manchester NH

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Kerby front view: handsome guy

It was time for Kerby and Gizmo to get bathed and groomed. They were starting to smell a bit "gamy", and their appearance was getting kind of shaggy. So off they went to Woodlawn Pet Resort for their usual routines. They have been to Woodlawn many times over the last few years, and that was their regular place to go while we stayed in Warner over the winter and spring. We have always been pleased with how they have been treated at Woodlawn, and it is easy to get to since it is in Warner. And they came back looking spiffy and not shaggy, which is the whole purpose of this exercise! Though they tend to resist going into the shop when they get there, they do accept it and take it well. But they are always glad to leave in the afternoon. And that is not different from any other place they have gone for grooming! It is just not one of their favorite things to do.

Jake visit; Larry Work Light    (Click for full story)

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Warner NH

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Dave, Gizmo, Jake, and Kerby resting on the couch

We had breakfast at the Schoolhouse Cafe again this morning, this time with Marc Violette, Lisa Violette, and Bailee Violette. And we asked Marc to bring his dog Jake along so we could take him home for the day. When we were staying at Mom and Dad's house Jake was right next door, so we often had him for the day. We enjoy Jake, and it gave him a chance to socialize with Kerby and Gizmo as well. He and Gizmo got along great, and often played and romped together. Jake and Kerby got along well, too, but Kerby is not so playful.

Breakfast was great, as usual. I asked for a smaller pancake this morning; their normal  pancake is not only huge in diameter but is also thick, and way too much for me to eat. Even the smaller one was too much for me.

A passle of puppies    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Warner NH

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Thirteen boxer puppies on the lawn

This afternoon was sunny and warm, and Lisa decided it would be a good time to let their new puppies out in the yard for the first time. All thirteen of them! So out on the grass they went; Elaine was sitting on the steps leading down from the upper lawn and she got overrun with puppies! They were so all over her she could hardly sit up again. Lisa commented about getting a doggie pen, but Elaine said to just get our dog fence sections down from the back of OurHous. That worked perfectlly. The two  sections together made an area about eight feet across, so there was plenty of room for all thirteen to wander about. And it was fun to see the two momma dogs laying on the grass off to one side - close enough to keep track of the pups, but far enough away to get some peace and quiet for a spell.