Search
  • balzaccom

Hamstrung

I spent this weekend up at our cabin, organizing the woodshed for the coming winter, and fixing a ton of little things that had been hanging around for months...and even years.

Since we only go up for a few days at a time in the winter, we don't need that much wood...but we still haven't burned up all the wood we created by cutting down a few dead trees and rebuilding parts of the deck. And over the years it had grown into a mass of a mess. So I pulled out everything from the woodshed and put it back into place. What fun.


And once I did that, I also took a few hours to dig some larger beds in front of the cabin where we can plant some groundcover---all part of making the place look a little more like part of the living forest, and a little less like a desert compound.


So imagine my delight when i started doing a few stretches this morning and felt a pop in the back of my leg as a pulled a hamstring muscle. I haven't done in nearly fifty years---and that was back when I was playing very competitive soccer.


So now i get to loll around and do very little. Just what the doctor didn't order for someone my age. As a dear old friend of mine liked to say: "getting old sucks. But it beats the alternative." Sigh.

12 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Snake Season

This from Cal CDFW Spring is here and with it brings warm weather and hot, dry conditions in many areas of California. Human encounters with snakes are more likely as these elusive animals become more

Road Work--Passes are beginning to open

April 16 The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened Monitor Pass (Hwy 89) over the Sierra Nevada, with the focus now moving to Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) and Sonora Pass (Hwy 108). Monito