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A Fall Sunday

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Today was a nice, warm, sunny day. Hubby and I went on a walk on our path in the woods and encountered...................
............. a dead possum, covered in flies. Ick.

I started gathering up my outdoor summer decorations to put them away for the winter. I got the front yard ones rounded up but didn't have time to clean them. I finished decorating the front porch for Fall. And we decorated the back yard for Halloween.

Hubby is making a new Halloween decoration. He cleaned out my drier hose which was full of lint. And he checked my son's truck over. He called for parts to fix it but they have to be ordered.

My father is in the hospital again. The cardiologist decided that something was seriously wrong with dad and decided to keep him in the hospital until he found out what it was. He has been diagnosed with endocarditis. Dad is getting tons of IV antibiotics so hopefully they will work.

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  • no profile photo CD2514968
    Hope dad gets better soon!
    3923 days ago
    One time I came back from a wedding in Birmingham, opened the back door to the kitchen to find an adolescent possum, on the stove, hissing at me. I still remember those tiny teeth.
    Possums are not pretty at eye level.
    Animal control wouldn't touch him. My neighbor figured the possum had come down the chimney. We put him in a live trap and took him far, far away.

    So sorry about your Dad. I hope he gets some rest despite the round the clock antibiotics.
    3924 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1259906
    So sad to hear about your dad, but hopefully something good and positive will come from it. Wow, decorations, I would love to decorate the yard, but hubby isn't into I put some things out in the living room for me, and gave some to my son for his new deck. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3925 days ago

    wow, sorry your dad is back in the hospital- its good they found out whats wrong and treating it..
    3925 days ago
    Sounds like a good afternoon.

    Hope today is as good.
    3925 days ago
    Jen the dawg and I returned home to the backyard to a live possum the other night. 2007 summer we kept finding littermates around the backyard; Ginger found one and it "lay dead" ... I had DH come out to deal with it (he's usually not home and boy was I excited he was this time) cause I wasn't gonna pick it up. He picked up the tail and if you can picture a cartoon of a wild-eyed creature spread eagle and screeching/hissing and DH jolted in shock - hehehe. He put him in a sack and we drove him a good 8 miles to a new home. We forgot they play possum! lol Um, yours, on the other hand was playing possum for real; the circle of life. Should keep it for Halloween ... ew. sorry.

    Re: dad, I hope the antibiotics do their job stat.
    3925 days ago
    I would love to just "go for a walk in the woods". I would have to drive at least 30-45 min to find something like that. But I am enjoying walks with my sons around the neighborhood. This is the best weather....

    My prayers are with you and your father. I hope they are able to figure out what is wrong and can help him soon.
    3925 days ago
    I know that your father is a huge concern for you right now...but at least in hospital you know he is monitored.
    3925 days ago
  • no profile photo JANC319
    My goodness! You are always so busy!
    Don't you just love a walk in the fall? I went both on Saturday and Sunday.
    3925 days ago
    I just love fall walks without the dead animals LOL! My DD is a huge Halloween fan too.

    Sorry about your Dad - we just went through the heart thing again with my DH - two stents later he is fine.

    Have a wonderful week!
    3925 days ago
    Sounds like a productive day!

    Hope they find out what is wrong with your dad! I'll say some prayers
    3925 days ago
    I'm glad you're enjoying fall -- in spite of everything. It sounds like your dad is getting great care. I will certainly keep you all in my best thoughts.
    3926 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Glad you are getting all that walking in! I hope they figure out what is wrong with your Dad and fix him up! I'm thinking of you! Maybe I should send "The Hunk" over to check him out!
    3926 days ago
    I hope the treatment helps your dad, I will be thinking of him. I hate finding dead stuff when your not expecting it. I almost stepped on a dead squirrel today, yuck.
    3926 days ago
    EEK on your woods encounter!!
    The kids decorated our house for fall/Halloween LOL!! It looks very....interesting! But they sure are proud!
    My hubby cleaned out our dryer hose this summer after I complained that it wasn't drying the clothes...I definitely could've knitted a few sweaters from all the lint. OK...I have no clue how to knit, but it sounded good :)
    Continuing prayers for your dad...
    3926 days ago
  • LLTS01
    It does feel and smell like fall. Unlike you, I only thought to clean out the summer flowers and decorations in the front but never turned it into concrete action. I cooked up a storm instead.
    I hope your father is not too uncomfortable. This has to be hard for him. Sending more hugs your way.

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    3926 days ago
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