Monday, December 18, 2023


Had our phone not rang this afternoon I would not have had anything to write a post about tonight.  It was Dr. Garach's office in Sarnia Ontario calling with a confirmed date for my hip surgery.  February 13th is that day.  Before that, I will have to attend a pre-op information meeting in Sarnia but we don't have a date for that yet.  The lady we talked to today gave us a run-through of things and of course, the one I remember most is the 6-week temporary driver's license suspension following surgery.  For Pheebs and I that is sure going to mess up our morning Jeep rides all the way to March 27th.  I'm going to have to figure out a way to gently break that news to her sometime in early February.


Al's Music Box:)) Turn Around Look At Me  In 1968, The Vogues released their remake of this song as a single. This version was by far the most successful, reaching #7 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


GROANER'S CORNER:(( Be extra careful on the roads with Christmas around the corner.  A lot of men will be drinking and getting their wives to drive.

- Happiness is having friends with the same mental disorders that you have.

-If someone asks: "Are you crazy"?  Simply reply: "Yes" And just like that, it's the end of the discussion!!

"When I saw you driving down the road, I guessed 55 at least."  "You're wrong, officer, it's only my hat that makes me look that old."

- Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips?

- Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID he just whipped out a quarter?

- Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

- How can there be self-help 'groups'?

Jeff Dunham: Walter, your wife is a lovely woman.
Walter: She's getting old.
Jeff Dunham: Well, you know, they say that women age like fine wine.
Walter: She's aging like milk.




  1. Six weeks probably sounds like a really long time to go without driving,
    however you will really enjoy. being far more pain free in the coming years if you follow the advice of the medical professionals
    I imagine Pheebs loves being with you anywhere,it needn't be in the car,Mary

  2. So next summer you'll be kicking up your heels and dancing in the garden!!

  3. Congratulations. You will be so happy to be our of pain. Contessa

  4. All 3 of you can go for drives for a while, you will really enjoy just getting out.

  5. Happy to hear things are going to be getting better soon. Six weeks is a short period when to think of how long you have already suffered, and not been able to do things. By spring you will be going to the pond to BRING the frogs back.


  6. So, so glad you finally have a date. According to friends who have had this same surgery, you will be amazed at how much better you will feel. And it's possible depending on how well you progress that it may not be six weeks before you can drive.

  7. I remember the first time I drove after hip surgery. I took extra care turning to get out of my seat and out of the car. Your Subaru will be the prefect height but your Jeep might be a little too high to get into at first. Yes, no pain after surgery, I was amazed.

  8. I hope you have some good backup for Kelly in case she needs to go to appts. Such good news tho!