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Monday, June 8, 2015

Crutches and other things

Photo from the school picnic- more on trade school blog!
Garry is on crutches (I hope he's still using them, he says that it makes his bad ankle... the one he normally limps on, hurt, and his hand hurt that he injured when he fell in Turkey.)

You remember he fell on Friday a week ago, landed on his "good foot" got it x-rayed on Saturday and was told it wasn't broken. On Monday he only worked half the days at the "new house" (on the plumbing I think) and made strawberry jam in the afternoon while he was "taking it easy."

I talked to him Tuesday morning via the internet, apparently shortly after that he was walking around the kitchen cleaning up from the day before's jam making, when he felt something pop in his injured heel. He was in a lot of pain so Max Rudei drove him to Dnepropetroesk and Victor went to the hospital with him. I believe he said they did more tests, did not see anything there, but they think there was an embolism there that broke, like an giant blood blister inside his foot.

They gave him crutches and told him to stay off his foot if he wants to walk somewhat normally in a month or two... and Jessica's wedding, when he needs to walk her down the aisle is in six weeks! On one of his trips to the hospital he took the hand x-ray (you get to keep them is Ukraine) and that doctor looked at it and thought he may have cracked a bone in his hand, which is why it is still bothering him. So using the crutches makes his hand hurt and his bad ankle hurt since its doing all the work. I told him he should not walk so much then, but he was heading to church and had dinner plans with friends in Zaporosia, so I imagine he'll be sore when I talk to him before I go to sleep (when he wakes up Monday morning.)
Looks like white was the winning stucco color

He says it feels better everyday... but Saturday morning he said he was sore in both feet and his hand, after working with the students during the day (they were doing the last coat of stucco and finished the ceiling in the shop) and going on the picnic in the evening!

Now some pics for Garry to look at of things here in Manitoba...

This is what's left from last  year silage... lots

new hay mower
Josh mowed down a little alfalfa to try out the new equipment Saturday morning... then it rained, and later it rained more. So far today, no big rain, although I've heard thunder and Jess called to say there was hail in Morden. The boys hope to get the hay into a silage pile this week.

the old cat (he'll be 12 this summer)

New cat (moving after the wedding)
 I've been busy with more wedding prep, crocheting and working on slideshows. This week I went to Winnipeg for Jessica's dress fitting. I now know the secrets of putting the train up for dancing, and I found and bought  a dress to wear to Jessica's wedding at the store!

Saturday all the boys and wives (or  fiancee) and grandkids were here for lasagna at one o'clock. We need a bigger table! It was hard to squeeze 16 around and we will need room for Garry, Jess and James...
wedding decor crocheting

Fun with a kitten before dinner

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