The morning was to die for. Cool, fresh, lovely and my knee hurts so much I have trouble walking!! Talk about bummed out.
I swept out the barn, and semi-cleaned the feed room. Everything needs a full clean-up out there, but for now it's passable. I have to sort and clean the rugs/sheets/blankets again and build the new storage bin I bought to put them in. I may be able to handle some of that today even in my debilitated condition. And, I need to go get the storage bin for the garbage cans by the house to foil the greedy raccoon who keeps raiding me. That too might be something I can do today.
I also need to go to the municipal building to research a local issue that will fire up our campaign. And I need to go pay for my hay.
All these can be accomplished with a limp, I fear. This does remind me of what I did to my right knee nearly two years ago--I was still teaching in the other school, then. If so, it will get better on its own. If not, I will know in a week or so. With knees like mine, the damage is done. There isn't much a doctor can do. Injections will tighten the ligaments which helps, or lubricate the joint, which might help, or take down any swelling--which depends on whether there really is any swelling. So for now, I will limp in my brace.
The Boys were out in the pasture this morning. It's been so dry there really isn't much grass, but when I mowed the other day, I did find some nice green stuff amidst the weed patch in the shady area. I have a feeling they found it too as Chance was over in that direction. I think it's the first time they've actually gone out there since the mowing. The heat and the flies have been so unbearable the barn was a far more comfortable option.
Which leads to the hay situation. We are kind of in the middle of hay season here. I have a chance to get a fair amount of last year's hay at a good price. I'll do that since this is my regular hay supplier and he's ready to deliver some more today. What a prefer, as do the Boys, is the second cutting hay. It is less stemmy and softer to eat so they like it a whole lot more. We'll see just how much of it shows up in this delivery which, apparently, is a mixture of first and second cuttings.