Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Unlucky Labor Day

I’m not usually superstitious, but let me just say that next year Kevin and I will be staying in bed the entire Labor Day weekend :)

Last year on the Saturday before Labor Day I fell off my bicycle and tore my ACL. I had surgery in October, and it is still not 100%. I have been assured by the doctor that eventually I won’t even know I had surgery, and it will feel completely normal. He also said it would take at least a year to heal completely. I’m sure hoping he’s right!

This past Monday Kevin was bending down while locking up the canoes. As he was getting up, he somehow twisted his knee the wrong way. This happens to him about once a year. He injured his knee about 30 years ago playing softball, and it’s never been quite right. We know that he just has to follow the RICE plan (rest, ice, compression and elevation) for about a week, and it will get better. However, I’m starting to think Labor Day is not a good weekend for us!

So, we’re pretty much sitting around doing nothing for a few days. The nice thing is with this lifestyle, we can. We had tickets to a Milwaukee Brewers game tonight, but we’re not going. Kevin was supposed to golf on Friday with some friends, but had to cancel. He’s taking it very easy so he’ll be ready to leave Wisconsin in 10 days.

Over the weekend we had company on Sunday and Monday. We had a great time visiting with friends we won’t see again until May. Thanks for coming!

It seems like I’m constantly talking about the weather, but it has just been so strange this year. The last two days we had winds of 20 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. There are branches and leaves down all over the park! I had a hard time sleeping Monday night with all the wind noise.

Night temps have been in the mid 40s. The next few days are predicted to be in the low 70s and sunny; beautiful September weather.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!