Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trail Maintenance

I have been away from the blog due to the fact that we had a bit of a scare here at Rancho Del Chicken. Mother Hen spent some time in the hospital. The long story short is that we went to the emergency room for an Achilles tendon issue and she began to present with the symptoms of a heart attack. One of her heart values was elevated. It turns out that it was a false positive and that she did not have a heart attack – which is a good thing. While she was there she also had some water drawn off of her knee. It’s one stop shopping at the hospital these days.

What can I say? God is good. We have much to be thankful for. She is now home and recovering from her stay. We have appointments to follow up on and some changes to make (i.e. diet and exercise), which is something that we need to work on and something that we’ll be able to do together. It looks like we will be recommitting ourselves to low carb diets and getting out more for Geocaching (& hiking).

That being said, this got my wheels turning concerning our next series of adventures. Just where is next on the hit list of places to visit? I thought to myself. Where is good territory to explore and cache in these days? A quick look over at www.geocaching.com showed me that we (the EC-5) haven’t been doing too much caching recently. There are now a lot of holes in our 10-mile radius. That wasn’t always the case. Not that we are numbers junkies; no, it’s not a question of that, it’s more like discovering what’s in our own backyard; the thrill of unearthing local history and legend, the appreciation of the journey. Yadda, yadda, yadda… Well, we’ve been on sabbatical. Oh we still love the game it’s just that we haven’t been playing it recently. Sure, a lot of that has to do with the weather but we hit a bit of the doldrums. We stopped going out and we started getting larger; that’s simple cause and effect. It will be good for us to get back in the game – in a lot of ways. There is still much to see, still much to do. It’s time to make the time to see and do it.

See you on the trails.


goooooood girl said...

i like your blog......

RDOwens said...

I am very sorry to hear this. Your wife will be in our prayers. Godspeed.

mommanator said...

I will keep you guys in prayer!

Merci said...

Please, please, please call us if you need anything.

Evil Chicken said...

Thank you one and all - except you "gooooood girl" since you are only a photogenic yet souless spam bot.

As for everyone else, L (Mother Hen) has been doing well. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Whether we’re blogging at our homes or sitting in an ICU we are in bigger hands than ours.

Thanks again. Much love, talk soon.

: )