Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Block #11


Getting close to finishing the applique blocks. Only 4 more to go.

Still haven't gotten my car back -- they promise it tomorrow. I very much dislike riding in Bill's truck -- I'm a bit of a front seat, grab the dashboard, hit the imaginary brake on my side kind of rider!
So, today Bill had an appointment with his opthamalogist (My husband is 80 years old, had a cataract removed from his right eye a couple of years ago and has macular degeneration in both eyes, but the right is worse than the left). The dr told him today that his vision is 20/300 in the right eye -- and he can no longer drive at night. He can still see well enough with his left to drive during the day though. So, we stopped for groceries, came home and he left again for a dentist appointment. He stopped at his friend's down the road on the way home and when his friend asked what he was going to do if he couldn't drive at night, he said, "Hang on and scream" (inferring that he doesn't like the way I drive!). He's telling me this over dinner tonight. So, I said, "And you've learned how to do that from me, right?"!
It's good to have a sense of humor, I think. It's a real PITA getting old, but I guess it sure beats the alternative.

Note to Melanie: I'll get that chicken soup recipe for you tomorrow -- I haven't forgotten completely! Also had a great pork dinner tonight I'll post the recipe for tomorrow too.

Gratitudes:
1. I'm glad we both have a sense of humor, or life would really be tough.
2. This is just another bump in the road, but he can still drive during the day.
3. Phone conversations with two kids, one sister in law, one high school chum of Bill's, and two good friends today. I guess I was the only one that stayed home and sewed all weekend!

8 comments :

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

For a long while my Dad wouldn't drive his NEW truck at night - we all thought he just couldn't see to drive any more at night but it turns out that the truck had faulty wiring and the wires had burned so the headlights didn't work!!! Me - well, I NEVER drive at night if I can avoid it - I hate driving at night. And - you are the type of passenger that my Mom was - while I was learning how to drive - gosh!

Cheers!

Evelyn

quiltpixie said...

better he found out at the opthamologists to stop drifing at night, then finding out by hitting something... And honestly, how much are you out at night anyways? :-)

Finn said...

Hi Joanne, sorry to hear about the vision stuff with DH. I've got pretty much the same vision in my left eye..20/300 on the good days. I still see fairly well(20/35) with the right eye, but I do avoid night driving. Just too hard with one good eye.
The applique blocks are looking great!! Hang in there, Hugs, Finn

Bonnie said...

Your little flowers are so wonderful. I ooh and aah over each one. And your workmanship is excellent!
Getting old is so hard sometimes - but you are right, a sense of humor sure does help.

paula, the_quilter said...

Wow, you are just cranking those flowers out. I think I've mentioned on other blogs that I just love applique. Someday, I'll have to time to get back to it. /paula

dot said...

you have been so busy with the flowes. I am anxiously awaiting the completed quilt. I think it will be nice.

Hedgehog said...

Love those flowers!

Libby said...

The suspense is building with the applique flowers. Each one is just so doggone fun. Anxiously awaiting them all together.