I really don't have much to say - all is wonderful. Stan is getting better every day. He is so much better now than before the hospital stay. We are upgrading a few things around the house - mostly upgrades required due to aging infrastructure.
After several years where Stan couldn't really do much in the yard, he has learned to do a little at a time and really pace himself. I contribute more than I used to, and that helps. The yard is really looking nice again, but still has a way to go. The grass is still recovering from the irrigation system installation. They did a lot of trenching.
I have finally adjusted, for the most part, to the constant pain from the metal rod that was installed in my foot in March 2017. I am much more able to walk and do things now. I learned from watching two acquaintances become addicted to pain meds that I don't want to use them unless absolutely necessary. With all pain meds, I have to choose between pain and extreme itching all over. I have a slight allergy to all of them and even Benadryl doesn't help.I love sitting in our office, watching the flowers bob in the wind and the birds at the various feeders.