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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Surgery Scheduled

Location: Catskill, NY (High 78, Low 59)

It’s been another nice few days here in Catskill. We’ve had some thunderstorms cairolunch2(and are under a severe thunderstorm watch currently) but are thankful that our weather hasn’t been anywhere near as nasty as it has been in other parts of the country. I feel so sorry for the people who have been devastated by the tornado in Moore, OK.

Around here so far it has just been normal upstate NY summer weather; I think we skipped spring altogether.


Harry and I have been enjoying the relaxing pace of life since we arrived.

Yesterday my sister and I enjoyed a nice lunch at a local eatery.


Harry got the car all spiffed up, and we listed it for sale. We are hoping that we can sell it relatively quickly and have that last piece accomplished. Although there has been a time or two when it has been an inconvenience to only have the truck, it has not been enough to make us regret our decision to downsize to one vehicle. We love being able to travel together.


Today Harry and I made another trip into Albany for the surgical consultation appointment. This surgeon is the doctor who removed the staples after my appendectomy two and a half years ago. He was just as personable as I remembered, and was really good about explaining the causes of the hernia and what the options are for treatment.


After confirming that Harry did indeed want to go ahead and have the surgery (which isn’t really a choice – it’s a matter of “do you want it now or in a month or two?”), the doctor consulted his schedule and set Harry up for the surgery next Thursday. We are both looking forward to Harry being back in good condition and able to get out and enjoy being more active again. Smile


  1. nice to get a surgery date so quickly!
    enjoy your stay in Catskill! hope the car sells quickly!

  2. I know some people keep two vehicles and each drive to different locations. We see no need for that. Seems like double the cost and I am just too cheap for that.

    Good to have surgery where you are comfortable knowing the doctor, etc. And really good to get it over with.

  3. There have been a few times when it would be handy to have a small car..like when it is hard to drive or park a BIG truck, but other than that we wouldn't have a car either. Good prayers for Harry's surgery!

  4. ThAt is why we bought a motor home instead of a fiver. We put so many miles on the little car and would rather pay for 40 miles per gallon, than what a big truck would get.

    1. The higher mileage that a car gets would be nice, but even more than that, the one thing that we have found most inconvenient is trying to fit the truck into a tiny parking lot.

  5. Glad to hear the surgery will get done quickly. We will definitely say a few extra prayers for you next Thursday. Look forward to seeing you in New York. We just went to the rally in Gettysburg, it was fantastic.

  6. We want to go to that area of New York. But it looks just like Oregon! But we still want to go.
    We have our truck and we pull a Harley, but I still wish we could also pull an economy car... and a boat!