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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fathers Day in Washington

The Everhart 10 plus 2 - met in Washington for Fathers Day. Everyone is happy that summer is here and we all have lots of adventures planned.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

I Had Spine Surgery A Week Ago - I Am Fine

At this time last week - I was in the hospital having spine surgery. I had a disk extrusion that is no more. The doctor went and removed some material that was sticking through my spine and rubbing on a nerve. It was giving me nerve pain in my leg.

The surgery was a success. Today - I am pretty well back to normal. I feel great

As you know - Lulu and I are going to London in July. Then we are going to China in August for 6 months. Lulu was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in China. I mainly had the surgery now - because I did not want my back problems ruining her studying in China. She is at the pinnacle of her career.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Train Station - Tamaqua PA

This is the train station in my old hometown of Tamaqua PA. It was very busy in the old days - one could catch a daily train to Philadelphia or New York City. Each is about 100 miles away.

Today there is a restaurant in the completely restored building. Today the building is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

In 1956 - I remember taking the train down the Schuylkill River to see the Philadelphia Phillies play baseball. I was 8 years old. The train went thought Reading and Valley Forge.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Mike Martin - FSU Plays Michigan Tonight in the College World Series

Mike Martin  - FSU Baseball coach - Number 11

Tonight Florida State University plays Michigan in the College World Series at Omaha. Coach Mike Martin is 75 and he is retiring after 40 years as head coach at FSU. In each of the 40 years - his team has won 40 games in every season. His teams have been the the College World Series many times - but they have never won the crown of that coveted 8 team series.

This year his team has not been doing very well. There was a strong possibility of his team being left out of the playoffs. Since then - they have barreled through national powers Georgia - LSU - and Arkansas - all teams in the powerful SEC. 

I ask you to tune in tonight at 7 pm and cheer for FSU and Mike Martin. Us old guys stick together.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Lithium Battery Chainsaw for Fathers Day

Lulu bought me a lithium battery chain saw for Fathers Day. It is really nice. It is very powerful - lots of torque. It is super quiet - not smelly - push button start - and does 
not vibrate. It is good for my little prissy hands with the plastic joints :-)

It cost $199 at Lowes. It comes with a 40 volts battery and charger - 2.5 amp hours if you care. I have another battery and charger form my Kobalt storing trimmer. 

It is rated at 90 cuts of a 4 x 4 treated log. I have 2 batteries so twice that. You can cut down up to a 20 inch tree. It has a 12 inch bar. It has automatic bar oil injector. 

I have a Stihl chain saw that works fine - but it is smelly - loud - and really vibrates. 
You must pull start it with a rope. I will sell it on Marketplace. 

Lulu says I cannot use it until Fathers Day. I will post a video comparing it to my Stihl chain saw. I will cut the same log with both saws.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Had My Third Finger Joint In Today

New joint in finger
I have arthritis in my fingers. They hurt from time to time. The doctor has been giving me cortisone shots that last a while. They have replaced my two index fingers.

Today I was scheduled for an operation at noon. I got a call that happily moved it up to 9 AM. We drove in - they prepared me - and I was home for 1 PM.

This time they replaced my right ring finger. I am on oxycodone - and feeling no pain. I am typing now using all my fingers.

What miracles science has provided for us!

Update 24 hours later -

My finger feels very good. I slept great last night - no pain - no drugs.The wounds dry - no discoloration. I keep a splint and pad on it. I have little hands like Donald. I look like Herman Munster.