I don't mention Walter very often on this page, except to point out how remarkable he is and how much I love and appreciate him. I think he glances at the page from time to time, but only when he is extremely bored. That (my mentioning him, not him reading Let's Do It!) may change in the next couple of days. Walter is having foot surgery on Wednesday, and I'm reprising my role as tertiary house nurse (supporting Head Nurse Teddy and 1st Assistant Nurse Willie). I hope to negotiate a deal with the patient, where I can share endearing and perhaps humorous tales with the public, without stretching the matrimonial pledges of trust too much. What a great way to kick off National Nurses Week!
Or perhaps I would be on safer ground if I proposed to you that from time to time this summer I will publish a fictional account of imagined encounters with an unknown person (perhaps I will call him Maximillian) recovering from a non-specific malady who has very limited mobility.
Here's an installment:
In anticipation of having at least ten weeks of non-driving and an uncertain number of weeks out of commission at the gym (did you know that Maximillian was a seven-day-a-week workout guy?), Maximillian bought a rowboat (do not think I mis-typed the phrase rowing machine) to attempt to get some cardio in while he recovered. Now we just have to hope that he gets back on his feet and into the gym before drought conditions re-emerge and the lake disappears again.
Here are your two assignments until the next post:
- Maximillian's rowboat needs a name. Please suggest your first choice.
- If you have had foot surgery, give me a hint what I might expect.