Thanks for the nice replies gang
I was so pleased to get away for that 4 day weekend that I just about cried - the time that Tracey and I have had lately dealing with these health issues truly have worn us down and this get-away was EXACTLY what we needed.
I will add though that my memory loss has not gotten any better. I've learned a few tricks to take Short Term Memories and PLACE THEM into long term places in my brain, so I'm getting better at remembering stuff which I MAKE A POINT to remember, but I still forget simple things, like going to the store for milk (I'll literally go and get it, put it in the fridge) and then and hour later go get milk again, as if I had never gotten it - scarey stuff huh?
But, I'm alive and functional and I'm told that I'm not a candidate for early onslaught Alshiemers disease - the Lymes/Mennegitis (although it has caused "Stroke like scars" on my brain isn't a trigger or catalyst for other mind related diseases - thank God! Of course now I got this infection in my skull - ugh. Been one thing after naother since July 2001 and frankly, I wish it would stop messing with me.
Funny (strange is probably a much better word) how I have gotten to know so many of you in here, yet we have never met. I think of Beth as a "OLDER SISTER -lol (she'll read that and flip) cause I think I have her by quite a few years and Trail Twister is a closer friend to me than many people I know in my daily circle of friends. Honestly, I care for everyone here in the forum - you have all voluntarilly joined this forum and shared so much about yourselves, it's always great to know that the MOOD of the forum is always friendly and helpful and THAT reflects each and every member greatly.
I think of Big Rog as the "Jack Reacher" a character in a series of books I truly love written by Lee Child which are read (on audiotape) by the best reader on Earth - Dick Hill. Reacher carries a tough outer shell, huge in stature, solid in his beliefs and with plenty of muscle and skills to back it up, but has a spirit as kind and gentle and moral as any human on Earth.
I could go on and on, the young wisdon of Bee Boy and Buzz who are always around, even when school and girls are part of their daily lives. Sherryl who is the most out-doorsy person I have ever known (and someone I would yell "UNCLE" to in a thumb-wrestling contest before the ref yelled GO!
You guys are great and deserve recognition for your contributions. I'm sorry to the hundreds of folks I have not mentioned above - to the newer members, forgive me for NOT writing you welcome letters which is something I did for every new member until I had a relapse a while ago. I hope you understand that you are all welcomed in the forums and I hope you checkout the other forums available on my home page at www.beemaster.com
- we have a Christian Forum, Gardening Forum and Cookbook forum, all using the same software you are using in this forum - so sharing your thoughts and wisdom in the other forums are VERY MUCH welcomed.
Thanks again and yes, I do feel a lot better than a month ago. For a week or two I was confused and feeling as if every muscle was weak and achy. Now, I've been mowing the lawn, got that great 4 day trip in and very soon I'll start getting Big Rog's C3 Hive ready for transport.
When he is here, I'll be giving him the Tai Chi of Beekeeping experience of handling the bees without all that added gear, search out and find larva and eggs, spot some queens, taste some honey and get him packed up for a safe trip back home where C3 will be renamed I'm sure to C1 or something similar and we'll all get to follow it through the Fall and it's first Winter.
Talk again soon. I guess you can tell I'm feeling better, I get typing and I never hush up