Monday, March 28, 2016

First day out and about

The leg was better today. Much better.

To be on the safe side, I found an Urgent Care just a few blocks from work, and when I called and asked how long their wait was, the receptionist stated; "About five minutes."
"See you in four minutes," I said.
The doc-in-a-box was somewhat amused when I walked in, told him what the problem was, then told him what medication I needed and how much, all without even showing him the leg. And when I did show him, and told him the history of the problem, he agreed with both my diagnosis and proposed treatment.
"This ain't my first time around the block," I told him. "I've been here before."

Got my medicine, went back to work for a bit, then headed home, catching just this bit of horse-drawn traffic in my way.
I tried to ask this lady for better directions but she wouldn't say.

Of course the day was not without it's drama. My mother has come to town for the week to sight-see help me get my house in order, and about half way through my work day, she called to tell me how good the dogs were behaving out in the back yard. Unsupervised.

I told her to quickly check on them, and guess who was missing?

That's right...
"Gramma fell for my 'Good Girl' act..."

So I took off and drove home, only to get the cal when I was still a couple of blocks out that Belle had been out playing in the front of the house, and when spotted there and confronted by my mom, she ran right back through her escape hatch and into the back yard again. That minx.

Eventually I left work for real, and then, since my leg was doing so well, I took my mom and Murphy and Belle for a walk to the French Quarter--a first for me since I got here!

These two little girls in the background were playing classical violins for tips. They were incredible.

This guy played his drum and harmonica and sang songs.


And there's that Crescent City Connector, linking New Orleans proper to Algiers Point and Jefferson Parish on the other side of the river. The ferry is crossing ad mid-span.

Then we walked home. My mom had to stop to rest a couple of times, but she was well-protected.
Come on, muggers...make his day.

Today was good. Real good. :-)

20 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see how quickly you've recovered, and that you're finally able to get out. Congrats!

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  2. I thought that the new fence at the new house would be Belle-proof.

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    1. Yeah, so did I..

      Actually the FENCE. Is Belle-proof. She's just going around it by wriggling into the open space under the house despite the improvised barricades I put there to stop her. Smart, she is.

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  3. When my brother moved from Orange, TX to Long Beach, CA, he got a lot more visitors.

    You're gonna need to keep your guest room warmed up :)

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    1. All my friends and most of my family are welcome!

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  4. Holy smokes......he's as big as your Mom!

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  5. Thanks for sharing these pictures

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  6. Good to here you're on the mend.

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  7. Good to hear you're on the mend and settling in!

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  8. Well, Hooray! You live close enough to walk in the French Quarter? That's cool.

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    1. Just a ten minute walk away. Heck, if I've gotta live here, might as well have fun.

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  9. So glad you are up and about. It looks beautiful there. It must be so cool to live in a place that seems like you're on vacation due to all the surrounding beauty. Oh and I was thinking the same thing, either your Mom is a tiny little thing or your Murphy is a giant.

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  10. Terrific to hear!
    As annoying as she is, Belle doesn't go far, though.

    gfa

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  11. Oh, what a fascinating city to be in. Murphy and Belle are going to have a blast. Glad you are feeling better. Your mother is beautiful.

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  12. Hey Murphy;

    Glad to see you mobile....being trapped at the house sucks. It is one thing to be home because you want to..another to be there because you HAVE to.

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  13. Glad y'all had a good day, you were overdue!

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  14. I'm so happy for you! But, now I'm kinda missing NOLA, especially the horns from Mississippi River raffia. So, you're in the Marigny or Bywater? Bouie and Wendy were really good at running around under the house, tearing up dust work and such. Building on piers is good for staying dry, but not so good for corralling determined pups!

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  15. Mississippi River traffic. *sigh*

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  16. And DUCT work!! Sheesh -- Autocorrect is on a tear today!!

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