Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good News and A Delivery

DeBary, FL.

60 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = A mix of clouds and sun this morning followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers this afternoon. Thunder possible. High 76F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Had some good news yesterday. Linda had an appointment with Dr. Barnard, (her retina specialist, down here in FL). She was dreading going because she was sure that he would be giving her another one of those eye injections. Well, after checking and doing an eye scan, he determined that the last injection had taken care of the problem and her eyes were "stable". :-)

So, another appointment was made for the 23rd of February, when he will preform another scan to see if the eyes are "still stable".

Needless to say, Linda was thrilled!!!

I haven't posted lately because there really hasn't been anything to post about. Just everyday living.

One day, Jim and Linda went to Walgreen's, another day, Jim went grocery shopping at Winn Dixie, Saturday evening, they went to Gram's Kitchen for dinner and yesterday, after Linda's appointment with Dr. Barnard, they went to the 4 B's Restaurant where they both had nice meals off of the special's board. (Jim had flounder and Linda had Swiss steak).

Here at home, Linda has been working on her Family Tree program and catching up on paperwork and filing, some that was from a year ago that didn't get done while she was going through the cancer treatments. Jim has been helping when he could and going through some boxes and drawers that hadn't been sorted since we moved into the house.

Oh, and Saturday, the UPS delivery man brought a big box to the door!!! It was pretty heavy and when Jim met him at the door, he helped Jim set the box inside of the Florida room, which runs across the front of the house.

Soon after the UPS man left, Jim opened the box and I found out that it was a glider that he and Linda had ordered online.

Awhile back, Linda had said that she was wondering if anyone still made gliders because she thought it would be nice to have one out in the Florida room to sit on. Jim did a little research and found some. So,  ,  ,  ,  they picked out the one they liked and ordered it. :-)

It's kind of like a swing, but instead of hanging from the ceiling, it has a platform that sits on the floor and it glides back and forth on it.

It came partially disassembled but it wasn't too hard to put it together, and soon Jim and Linda were gliding back and forth. :-)  Both of them said that they liked it and have been enjoying it ever since.

Did you know that in the southern United States, porch gliders were referred to as divans? Especially popular was the "basket weave" pattern in the hot non- air conditioned South of the 1950s and 1960s.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Linda and Jim!

    Great news on Linda's eye exam! You brought back memories with the glider purchase. When I was growing up, we had a metal glider on our front porch and it used daily in warmer weather. This was before household A/C and the front porch was the gathering place for neighbors and children.
    Best wishes to you both!
    Hank and Selene