Life is slowly getting back to normal.  This week I was able to go shopping for a couple of hours without much pain.  I completely dress myself now although I still cannot operate the hairdryer and comb at the same time. Soon!  Yesterday we went out and did a little exploring.

Judy and David, Paul’s sister and son, are visiting from New York this weekend and since David is learning about the civil war and we are in the south, a trip to one of the battlefields was the easy choice.  We went to the Bentonville Battlefield which was one of the last battles in 1865.  It is hard to visualize 80,000 men running through these fields fighting because now there are lots of farm homes with corn and tobacco growing.  At the site is the Harper House which was one of the homes that was taken over by the Union during the 3 day battle and used as a hospital.  Just imagine a war right outside your door and having to move upstairs so the enemy could take over your home for their cause!

David, Judy & Paul on the steps of Harper House

The Harper House Kitchen

The day was capped off by a night of Bingo at the local Moose Lodge.  We had a couple of winners at our table.  Congrats to Paul’s sisters Judy and Carol who both got to yell BINGO and come home with more money than they contributed for the evening!  Some people have all the luck.

4 Responses to “Finally!!!”

  1. says:

    Glad to hear you are up and about and checking out the sites at ground level!! Have fun! di

  2. Candy Tyner says:

    Yea… you are getting better… very good.
    Tex would love to see the battlefields… glad you are able to check out the sites.
    Tex and Candy

  3. says:

    Sorry to hear about your mishap, and you said that you were done going up ladders a long while ago. So glad to hear you’re getting better. I was just up in the cherry tree reaching for those outer cherries wondering about my hand and shoulder strength. I have been going to bed achy and wake up feeling achy from training Shiloh. He can walk well in residential areas, but at the park with other dogs around it is all PULL. Keep getting better!

  4. Denise says:

    I can see the healing in the distance! A long haul but when you drop a 53 old off the 10′ ladder I guess healing in 3-4 weeks is pretty good!