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Unread postby scallywag » Sat May 11, 2019 8:48 am

Janice aboard Seaweed took a spill. Has been out of commission since April 2019. She has good advice for all of us. See her BLOG. Get well soon Janice....
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Unread postby tex » Tue May 14, 2019 3:29 pm

Yeah, guess that tuna door project she was planning is on the back burner now! Fractures aren’t great for anyone, but a tiny munchkin like Janice who does much of her own maintenance, not good.
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Unread postby ka8uet » Tue May 21, 2019 10:15 pm

Janice, I hope you are well and m obile soon. Pain free wouldl also be good.
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Re: Janice

Unread postby janice142 » Wed May 22, 2019 12:45 pm

Thanks and thanks for the nice greetings too. I'm getting better, albeit slower than I might wish.

As for Tex, yes you are correct. I won't be using Algae until the tuna door is built -- and that's no longer a Top Priority. I've put it off for next year. By then, I believe I'll be as good as I'll ever be.

The thing is, the arm itself should heal in a couple of months. Full recovery as most over 50 realize does not happen that quickly. For the time being I'll use Seaweed as my "dinghy" -- allowing her to take me to shore as needed. Here (Madeira Beach area of St. Petersburg) the local McDonald's has a dinghy dock. It is also adjacent to a Publix grocery store.

And too, while I'm rafted up, I can get rides to Walmart and such when offered. I don't like asking though, you know? And too, I tend to take longer than those on a Mission.

Women: shop
Men: buy.

There is a fundamental difference in many cases. I wander around and unless I'm on a mission, prefer that. Being hurried does not make for a pleasant experience. At least not for me.

Next week one of my friends will go out with me aboard Seaweed. I believe I can successfully anchor and dock solo, even with my bad arm. That said, a neighbor volunteered to ride with, just in case. I admit to going stir crazy being stuck here.

You have no idea how disappointed I was to fall. Mad at myself, sad that I wasn't going to get to go on the planned mini-cruise, and then too there was a bit of a Pity Party. Mostly though I was irritated that my carefully made plans could be fouled up by a moment of inattention.

I was focused on the Goal, not on what I was doing at present. Argh.
Too, it is a bit embarrassing. I'm Supposed to know what I'm doing.

Anyway, I'm working at that Humility thing. And getting better -- doing the exercises, not lifting, no pushing, no pulling, etc.
It's good to be back. I missed y'all.

I do have friends. This boy is bringing me another twig. He wants to make a next on my anchor locker. That is not going to happen. I keep giving him back his twigs.

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Re: Janice

Unread postby ka8uet » Fri May 31, 2019 4:49 am

Oh, Janice, you are so right! Especially the part about asking for rides, and shopping! :D I spend a lot of money I can''t aford on Uber bcause I'd rather schedule a ride than ask for one!

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