Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Yay! A new era begins!

It's finally here.

The new leg is here. Finished and ready for final adjustment. For the first time since Mid-December, I'll be able to walk normally and do regular stuff again, like bike-riding, hiking, dog-kicking, etc.
Following December's minor surgery, my reliable regular legs no longer fit. The downside of sitting around for months without a leg is that you can't help but lose muscle tone and put on a bit of weight, and it doesn't take much before a custom-sized leg no longer fits. This new one was made so that I can start working out again and hopefully in short order, I'll be able to get back into all three old ones--walking, running and swimming legs. For now though, I just have this one for walking.
I can already tell that there's going to be an adjustment period, but so far it feels good. And now that I'm able to start walking around again, I thought that it was only fitting to take my pals out for a turn around town.
I haven't walked them together since early December, and even then not much. They didn't really like each other back then as Belle was still new, but as you can see now, they're buds and they work together like a matched pair of pack animals should.
"We looks both ways at the corners!"
"Restaurant smells good. We go in here!"
"NO!"
"Dammit."

We could have done this all day long. You can't know how good it feels just to walk along on a sunny day unless you've been unable to walk for four months.

And to cap things off, I got home and found a letter from those nice people at BATFE. I'm officially good to go on my latest SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) project. Not that I'm keen about asking permission or writing a $200 check for the privilege or anything, but I've been waiting on this since October, and if I got this one, another expected NFA goodie can't be far behind.

22 comments:

  1. Great news! Good day for a test drive too it looks like.

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  2. Congrats on the new leg! And what Keads said, too. :)

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  3. All I see is a, er.., leg.. were is the rest of ya?

    But glad to hear you now have real mobility.

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  4. D$mn, with that new leg, the babes are going to flock to your door!

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  5. Good deal. Glad you're up and about and getting ready for Indy!

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  6. Great news! I'm sure the dogs are excited to be your exercise partners. (got to be better than hamsters.)

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    1. Hamsters don't pull nearly as hard on the leash.....

      Congrats on the new shoe holder. Not being able to walk would drive me sane.

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  7. Is Belle still being treated for heartworm? Shaved back in pictures.

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    1. No, she's done with that. All you're seeing there is some silver speckling in her fur.

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  8. Outstanding (literally) :-)

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  9. I see you're becoming more Christian. You're once again part of God's e-legged.

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  10. One more graoner You have a leg up on Murphy and Miss Belle

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  11. Congrats ML!!! Man, I think it's ride time my friend.

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  12. "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."

    Did you get Jaime Sommers in the package?

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    1. It was offered, but I'm holding out for 1970's Farrah.

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  13. Definitely good news! The pups are lookin' good!

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  14. WONDERFUL!!! Praying adjustment goes well & you are quickly back to fitting your other legs...Superman Ross the only 4 legged man we know.
    Love you
    PS Still jealous of TWO GSDs

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  15. Don't know Peter, but love his comment!!!

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