Wondering about wild grapes

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year and Trying to Fly.

Sure hope 2014 turns out to be a wonderful year for all of you out there in Blogger Land.  A new year is supposed to bring new hope for the future.  Let us hope this coming year will do just that.  But, I always remember what my ole Dad always told me when I was feeling depressed.  He would say, "Son, nothing is ever so bad. . . that it can't get worse!!".  I will always remember that, then when things get better, I am pleasantly surprised (grin).

Last Friday I went out to load the two full garbage cans into the back of the Jeep to take them down to the road for pick-up and I had a little unexpected flight.  When will I ever learn that man was never made to fly on his own (well, maybe Superman could)?  You see, I was carrying two full plastic garbage cans, one in each hand, and when I took the first step to go down the porch stairs, something happened and I found myself and the cans flying through the air heading for the ground below.  Here is a couple of pictures of the porch stairs:


And of course, this picture is looking down them.  I fell right down the middle of them:


Thank goodness I was carrying those cans because I landed on them and they broke my fall.  Even though the whole experience was traumatic to my old body, it sure could have been a lot worse.

After what seemed to me to be forever, I finally seemed to have shaken my cold and cough.  Oops, I just coughed.  Oh well,  I guess I have almost shaken off my cough.  Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?

25 comments:

  1. Wow, that was a close call and I hope everything is still in place with your body. Be careful on those stairs Dizzy-Dick, none of us are as young as we use to be.

    And at last that cough seems to be slowly trailing off.

    Anyway, Have a grand and happy New Year. Only a few hours to go now. Celebrate with a nice glass of wine snuggled up close to the wife :) See you next year.

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    1. I think everything is still in the same place. Not sure if that is good or not (grin). I haven't had a drink in many, many years. So will forgo the wine part.

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  2. Ouch! well? at least you know you got good old bones ... maybe your cough will miraculous disappear entirely at midnight ... happy New Year !

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    1. These bones have served me for over 70 years so I would like to keep them in the shape they are in now.

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  3. Shaking off a cold isn't supposed to involve actual shaking. Take care of yourself there Dizzy. Have a good New Year's.

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    1. There for a few seconds I felt like Superman but the ground came up very fast and then I realized that I wasn't super at all.

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  4. Glad you didn't break anything important! Happy New Year, buddy!

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    1. The only thing that I hurt was my pride, being thrown out with the garbage. . .

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  5. We sure don't bounce very well do we. I am sore too. Now we have a good excuse to take it easy during this nasty weather.

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    1. You hit a harder surface than I did. The garbage cans acted like a pillow and saved me a lot hurt, for sure.

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  6. Happy New Year to you and yours. Lets hope 2014 brings you good health and a clear path. Glad you are feeling better!

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    1. And a Happy New Year to you and yours. Keep on blogging and keep on doing your art.

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  7. Glad you survived the fall. I find myself using the handrails more than I use to. Hope you have a great 2014!

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    1. Me too!! I still don't know why I fell the whole way down the steps. There must have been a gremlin that tripped me.

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  8. Glad you weren't seriously hurt... it just takes too darn long to heal as we get older. Happy New Year... hope 2014 is great for you and yours!

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    1. Boy are you correct about taking a lot longer to heal or get over a cold or the flu when we get older. I am really glad I didn't get hurt bad. And you have a great 2014, too.

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  9. Oh! Now you are competing with Barney.
    I hope you both feel better soon.
    Happy Tails and Trails, Penny

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    1. Yep, but I will be a gracious looser. He is worse off than I am. I landed on soft garbage pails and he hit the hard floor.

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  10. Glad those trash cans cushioned your fall. Just wondering if you got a flu shot this year? I never do but my uncle swears by them...yet he still got the flu...go figure!

    Happy New Years to you and your family :)

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    1. No, I never get them and I very rarely get the flu. I had a friend who took them and became paralyzed. Haven't had one since and that was about 45 years ago.

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    2. Hi DD, Me too. I have never had flu or a flu shot, in my 78 years, and don't intend to start getting them now.

      When I go to the doctor, they say "Where is your bag of meds so we can look them over?" They can't believe that I don't take any meds at my age. Big Pharma doesn't make any money off me!!
      Happy Tails and Trails, Penny.

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    3. You are lucky to be so healthy. I take blood pressure pills and thyroid pills. I feel lucky to be only taking these. They are low dosage pills and would like to keep them low or be able to stop them. We will see.

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