Monday, June 14, 2010

It’s Been Five Weeks Today

It’s been five weeks today since my surgery, and I’m feeling really good.  In fact, I’ve retired the cane! Today I rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes, going about 6 miles.  And I walked an additional 2 miles back to the condo.  I wonder how I’ll feel tomorrow.

This last week we’ve done a few things.  I’ll start with the important things, Linda got her hair cut and styled and I got a haircut.  Linda looks better than me, but then again she always does.  We also had to take Pearl in the Vet, as she’s not doing real well.  It turned out she had a urinary infection.  So we go some antibiotics and some additional pain pills for her hips.  It seems we’re all going to the Doctor for some reason.  On Wednesday evening we went to the Spring Fling dinner for the RV club in the village.  They’re a great group, but we wish we could go on a rally with them.  The timing is always wrong.  Now they’re not going anywhere until the fall. 

On Thursday Linda went out to Hemet to help Suzanne close down her room at the end of the school year.  There’s always a lot of cleaning up and putting stuff away for the Summer, and Linda was happy to help.  And she didn’t have to put up with me all day, a real dividend.

I’m volunteering in the camera digital lab as a supervisor a couple of times a month.  It’s fun to play with all of the neat computers and printers, and I might be able to help some of the other members.  And I might start printing some of my photos for our walls.

Linda is getting active in the beading club, and we’re starting to attend some of the committee meetings to find out how the village operates.  I went to a broadband meeting today that manages the cable TV network and the Internet access.  The big issue today was that they turned off two of the Spanish stations because of a change in the fee structures.  They not only wanted fees, but also wanted it retroactive 18 months, which would be over $200,000.  A lot of the residents were unhappy, but when they heard about the fees they calmed down a lot.  The cable system is included in the HOA fees, so the channel lineup is always a difficult decision and no matter what is decided, someone is going to be unhappy.

So that’s all the news lately from the Hubers.  I have been to inactive lately with the surgery, so I’m planning to step it up a bit with more hiking, and maybe some swimming.  They have 5 pools here that are real nice.  I’m only afraid that someone will make a mistake and think a whale has invaded the pool.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Linda’s Green Thumb

Here in Laguna Woods Village all of the maintenance is provided by the HOA, including all of the common areas.  It doesn’t leave much space for gardening, but Linda’s found a few areas to get her hands dirty.  Here’s a little planter box.IMG_2689

And here’s a little area by our patio.  If we add plants to the area we have to maintain them.IMG_2686 We planted some marigolds for a border, but they’re almost gone as the bunny rabbits seem to really enjoy them.

The have garden plots that we can lease, but there’s a long waiting list and we don’t seem to be moving up fast.  It’s amazing how many people enjoy gardening.

As for my new hip, it’s healing really well.  I’m driving the car again, running errands, and starting to ride the stationary bike for my PT.  Everyday I try to do little more, but I don’t want to rush it and face a setback.  Slow and steady, that’s my game.