Aging Sucks but Happy Summer!

Big surprise! Well not really. The curvature of my spine has gotten worse over time, so the doc wants me to try using a higher lift. My right I-T band is trying to compensate, and that is where the pain I’ve experienced lately is coming from. The fix is relatively inexpensive, stretches for the I-T, new lifts, and a different supplement than what I had been taking. Easy enough. It’s just that whole aging thing sucks, really sucks.

One really good note, on that note, is that riding bike is absolutely a-okay. No running, no more frog kicking when I swim, but biking is not a problem. Yay! That was the best news of the day. Well, maybe not as good as no surgery required (you know how your imagination gets carried away when you’re waiting to see a doctor), but still, really good news. I like riding bike.

I’m going to the mountains again this weekend. I’m looking forward to getting out of the heat. Hiking will give me a really good opportunity to see if I’ve made any progress on the I-T band.

Sitting on the patio, listening to the rain patter down on the awning is the ideal way to end a day. Have to say, the rain was hardly measurable, but it cut the heat and that ain’t bad.

I’m investigating putting solar on my house. I am surprised at how little it actually costs now. Or I should say, I expected it to cost a lot more. Anyone have any recent experience with solar? I know the technology is improving all the time. It sounds like they expect the battery storage will improve enough in the next five years for a person to go off grid. Won’t that be the ticket? It’s sure worth a thought. Hackers can’t take away your power if you aren’t on the grid.

Long distance grandkids are coming soon. Happy Summer everyone!

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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