Eight weeks ago I was doing this:
Yesterday I was doing this:
We haven't been to Tree Ring since mid-November. It was so nice to be back. Looks like the TRC gopher was very busy since we were gone. He seems to be looking for something - like we have buried treasure in the clearing somewhere.
I've been back to work part time since week 4 and full time starting last week. Because of the pre-existing STD clause, I won't be able to get the left knee done until June. I am on 5 hydrocodone per day and really it is for the left knee, not the right. I'll have to wean down, though, since that is still a high dose. I can't wait until I don't have to take any of this stuff anymore.
TRC was wonderful as usual. We didn't see any wildlife except for a flock of about 8 turkey hens on the neighbor's property. We awoke to a VERY loud male gobble though. That was the coolest. He gobbled about 4 times over about 1/2 hour as I walked to the dry pond.
On this trip I found a new talent - fly whisperer.
He let me pet him like 10 times. Country flies sure are strange.
I also found that I should watch those flying fire embers just a little bit.
We are hoping to go to TRC every other weekend now, if possible. The weather this winter has been spectacular. It was 75/55 this weekend.