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Re: Weather and more

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  • Subject: Re: Weather and more
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 16:23:46 -0500
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Thank goodness you're ok, except for the knee of course.  Will had it to my
list!   Do allow yourself to heal, that's the most important thing right
now.  All the other stuff can wait, even though I know looking at weeds will
drive you crazy.  It did me too after I tore up my hand here a while back.
Check in when you can lady, careful w/ those crutches!

On 6/18/08, Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net> wrote:
> Wow Chris!  That's terrible.  You take care of yourself and let you family
> assist you as much as they can..and give yourself some recoup time.  Weeds
> can
> wait......
> Sending you a hug.....
> Jess
> ----- Original Message ----
> From:
> Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent:
> Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:24:57 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Weather and more
> Hi
> all!
> I'm sifting through hundreds of e-mails from all my groups and saw
> Holli's
> message. We had lightning and thunder and a downpour with lights
> flashing on
> and off yesterday.  I haven't been outdoors to check if there was
> any
> damage.
> I'm upstairs at my computer and will be scooting downstairs on my
> fanny when
> I'm done here. I tore my meniscus in the late winter and had knee
> surgery
> last Friday. I'm not putting much weight on the bad leg yet. So it's
> sitting
> with my leg elevated and reading for me right now.  My son came home
> to keep
> an eye on me while his dad is working. He fetches my meals, ice bags,
> and
> has been catching me when I have lost my balance on the crutches!  As of
> yesterday, I can put some weight on the bad leg and I have gained more
> confidence and don't require anyone to follow me to the "facilities" any
> more!
> The really bad part of this story is that due to the injury my spring
> gardening is WAY behind!  I have a horticultural society tour coming on
> July
> 15th!  If I don't feel that I can get things ready by then, I'll have to
> cancel. Once I'm able to stand, I have a ton of containers to fill and
> gardens
> to weed!
> Some of the new chorale members are panicking because they have been
> relying
> heavily on me for help learning the music for next week's concert. The
> chair
> of our daylily show is also panicking as I'm the co-chair and do most of
> the
> pre-show meeting on Saturday as she doesn't like to talk to large groups!
> I
> plan on finding someone to drive me to the meeting or she will come undone!
> I just pray that this surgery will be the end of it!  I think that the
> injury
> is mostly job related, although I don't recall that I "hurt" myself.
> 36 years
> of sitting in tiny chairs, lifting 4-years that don't want to get
> off the
> floor and join the group, moving all my classroom furniture 4 times
> a year so
> that the floors can be polished, etc. has been tough on the back,
> knees, etc.
> I'm praying for all of those people affected by the floods.
> Take care all,
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 -
> 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://www.chrispnpt.shutterfly.com
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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