Monday, March 7, 2016

Still here!

Hi Folks,

Thought I would put up SOMETHING at least to show I haven't completely wandered away.  I've had a bit of a rough time this winter (duh!).  I have been working most of the time, but when I get home I'm pretty much done, done, done.  After a chain of three docs and two outpatient hospital visits, we seem to a have a pretty good lock on the likely cause.

I have a bit of surgery in my future, likely next month, and hopefully will be on the upswing after that.  De and planned a cruise vacation almost a year ago and, with the help of some "temporary fix" meds and a few activity changes, we will be able to enjoy our vacation before my surgery.  In the mean time, I hope I can start sharing a bit of the spring homestead plans as time and energy allow.  I also hope to start making some blog visits and see how you all are getting along.

Col. 1:9-12,



  1. I was wondering were you have gone, I hope all goes well with your surgery and its nothing too serious

  2. Glad to see you're still kicking! Prayers for surgery, too!

  3. I, too, have been thinking about you, but assumed work and everything involved with home(stead) life was keeping you busy. Sorry to hear you still haven't been feeling top-notch. Sure hope the planned surgery will take care of it all for you. Keep us updated as there are many of us who care.

  4. Hi Mark--sorry I missed this post (don't know WHY it didn't show on my reader!!!)
    Hope all goes well with the surgery and the cruise. Don't overdo on the goodie buffet.
    Looking forward to another year of posts with your chicken helpers
    Best of luck to you and hope you'll come through all this with much improved health.

  5. Mark, thank you so much for the update - I've been thinking about you and De and wondering how you are doing. Sounds like you have a handle on what's going on and that improvement is on the way. So thankful for that. You definitely will benefit from a nice vacation!