Sunday, July 8, 2018


Wife has been mad at me. I hadn't felt like doing stuff between the kids being home, my shoulder being hurt and the weather making my work environment hot... I'm mostly exhausted during the day. Last week was better, but she's mad again.
We saw The Incredibles 2 last weekend and The Avengers this weekend. Both have left me feeling less than wonderful, I'm thinking my light sensitivity may be causing my detached mood.
Ever since the bunk bed got put up, the basement was a mess. We got me a mattress when we had to clean up in the laundry room, but had no where to put stuff until my daughter's old bed was put together.
Weird to think I didn't sleep on a bed aside from when I was taking a trip for 12 years, but after my sleep schedule changed drastically from Jennifer's, I never wanted a bed when I was content with the couch or air mattress.
My night owl personality may have caused my photophobia to get worse.

Friday, June 29, 2018

handler days

Sorry, a work heavy post.
I drove 4 different trucks one day last week. Had been a while since swapped trucks a couple times in a day. Seems I havea semi regular gig of going to Monroe for pick-ups then breaking and meeting up and swapping trucks after my break. Mostly easy stuff... stuff I used to do when I was a handler, essentially.
When I get back from my truck swap, I do handling. I probably do more handling than I used to do considering I have unloaded truck a bit since getting off restricted duty.
It's easy, so I expect it to change.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

X-rays, hanging pictures, and going in a circle

On Friday, I saw the chiropractor. He said my claim was approved, so he wrote me a script to have x-rays of my AC Joint.

After four weeks, the separation is visible. Shoulder felt good for a while on Thursday, but chiropractor made the pain and soreness still there after the visit.
Actually felt well enough to hang pictures on the wall.
I hate hanging pictures. I'm not OCD, a crooked picture is beyond annoying. I'm quite happy I started and finished the wall in a reasonable time frame.
On Saturday, we went to Carillon Historical Park for some reason after we had gone to Old Navy to spend SuperCash and Burger King. I rode the carousel twice with the girls. Jennifer rode twice with the kids afterward. Would have cost $14 if we weren't carousel members.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Beds and such

Jennifer fixed up the bunk beds she had as a child so that our daughters have more space in their room. She spent quite a bit of time painting and such. They were a rustic looking stained brown, now they are a more posh white and pink.

Took apart the day/trundle bed and the 3 in 1 crib/toddler bed before putting the bunk bed in. Had to cut slats since the plywood I had made Jennifer weary. Bought a new twin mattress.

Looks nice. Might have been cheaper to buy a new bunk bed... only because I bought a miter saw to trim the slats. I need the saw to complete odds and ends around the house, so it's not a frivolous purchase.

My shoulder is still being a pain. Work is still day to day. Boss seems to think chiropractor isn't a person who should be treating my separated shoulder.

Summer has made the kids be home and annoying, it seems.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Shoulder update

I've been on light duty, so my shoulder has been getting less strain upon it. Crazy to think I separated the thing doing something I've done many times. Aside from my shoulder popping, I wouldn't have thought of how I hurt my shoulder for sure. My shoulder didn't exactly hurt, but rather felt different. I noticed an ache. The ache was always a dull pain that spiked when I raised my arm. A body ache that lasts longer than a week is when I start to think something is more than a mere ache. I then noticed I had a red spot on my shoulder from my rubbing a bump. I didn't notice the boney bump as being out of place until I realized it was unique and not on left shoulder as well.
I sound silly, but the injury isn't something I would conjure having from pushing boxes on a conveyor belt. It's a football type of injury....

Monday, May 21, 2018

shoulder confirmation

Shoulder still bothered me after a week, so I started looking into the matter on Google.
Given I have a bump, I figured I probably did something to my AC Joint.
Got into chiropractor this morning and he said I was correct in my assessment.
Very mild shoulder separation, but I got a note for work to limit my pushing and arm raising.
I feel sad. Not sure why. Just tired, I guess.

Monday, May 14, 2018

stomach bug

I wasn't on road Monday or Tuesday. When I got home Tuesday, I vomited. I went to bed without eating. I awoke to go to the restroom around 3 or 4. Both my daughters had issues at that time.
I took off Wednesday. I took off Thursday.
I went in at my normal time on Friday, and felt ok enough to work, though my stomach still felt less than wonderful.
My night at work ended after I heard and felt my right shoulder pop. I wasn't in anymore pain or such, but I've never had the experience and figured it was worth mentioning in case something about my shoulder prevented me from working in the future, thus I needed documentation.
Not sure how much I weigh. I haven't donated plasma this month. I went 8 times in April, thus taking off as much time as possible until I get lured back.
I was around 170lbs.
I would like to drop under 150lbs. to be able to donate less volume.
My stomach bug has made me consider it possible.
My shoulder problem makes physical activity less than wonderful.
Temp outside has been hot the last couple days.
So much to do this summer. I need to prioritize my priorities.