Saturday, March 1, 2008

always look on the bright side of life

Next week I am going to hospital to have a total hip replacement done on my left hip. I had hip resurfacing done about 5 years ago with the hope that it would last for 5 to 15 years. Unfortunately it only lasted 5. Now I have been hobbling around on crutches for a couple of months waiting for my surgical date.So whats the upside of all this, where is the bright side of life here.
Well for starters people have become very nice to me, holding doors open, allowing me to go in first, and in general being very considerate. Secondly I got Michal my daughter to mow the lawn, maybe this will continue and become a new routine. Lynn routinely takes care of all the home maintainance that needs doing leaving me free to hobble around and build kayaks and go paddling.
What more can an addicted kayaker want. I guess all this will change when my hip is better and I am mobile again.
In the meantime I have managed to complete the stripping of the deck of the Greenland Night Heron. Up to now I have put in about 60 hours of work and will take a break till after I recover.
I have updated the photo diary and you can see it here.........
http://picasaweb.google.com/nseligster/ProgressReportForTheGreenlandNightHeron.
Today Eyal was lucky again catching 3 fish, or is he getting to be a better fisherman? I have noticed that the better you get at something the more luck you seem to have.
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