Wondering about wild grapes

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wondering about things that are out to get me. . .

There are a lot of things around my place that are out to get me.  Today, I am just going to mention one them to keep this blog short enough to read in one day (grin).  Let me start from the beginning.  As you know we have had up to four small dogs living here with us at one time.  Sadly, we are down to three at this time.  If you want to read about my Buttons, here is a link to the blog I posted after she passed away: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3297986341537650775#editor/target=post;postID=757116746615790464
My buttons was no trouble at all but then we started to collect Shih Tzu's and decided to divide the house in half and keep the new pups in the north half which included the kitchen and family room where we live when we are not sleeping.  The south half, which included the living room was off limits.  So I got me a two foot high fence and put it in the ten foot opening between the two main parts of the house.  Yes, I know that they can jump it, but it is a physical boundary that reminds them not to pass unless I pick it up, which I do when we head in to the master bedroom for the night.  It sounds like a stampede when I pick up that gate.

Back to the subject.  That gate just reached up and grabbed me yesterday as I was stepping over it and I wound up hitting the floor a little harder that I would have wanted to.  I laid there for awhile making sure everything was still attached, moved slightly to make sure every thing worked, and clenched my teeth and got up.  To tell you the truth, I hurt more this morning than I did when it happened. I am stiff and sore but not as much as I would be if I had not gone outside and walked my quick mile with my wife.  We try to do that every day.

I now have a new respect for that fence.  I have tripped over it before but this is the first time I fell that hard.

My wife tells me that according to the advertisement on TV for the motorized scooter or chair, that I now qualify to get one.  I wonder if you can order them with a 500 cu. in. nitro methane burning engine?  Bet I could really hurt my self then. . . OK, you all have a great Christmas Ever and an even better Christmas Day, you hear?


  1. My niece's 5 yo said today is Christmas ADAM, cause he came before EVE..,lolololol.

  2. You didn't say if the dogs stampeded over top of you laughing and giggling, while you were laid out on the floor. Stay upright and have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Trouble, and she is right. I love the way young kids think. I am getting to think that way, too, because I never grew up.

    Jimkabob, you paint a funny word picture for sure. They usually do that but I don't know why they didn't this time. They enjoy jumping on you when you are down.

  4. Boy, that could have been a nasty fall! Better be extra careful, my friend. Guys our age don't need to be bouncing off the floor too often!

    Have a great Christmas and BE CAREFUL!

  5. HJ, you sure are right. You are probably a lot younger, but what ever one's age, falling down is not one of the best things to do.

  6. Sorry to hear about your fall but thankfully you were not seriously injured.

  7. Thanks MsB, I am not Dick Van Dyke and can't fall down like he could without getting hurt. Maybe I need more practice . . . Maybe not!!