I didn’t have to search far to find the photo I was after. This picture was taken on January 8th, not quite a month after Randy had open heart surgery. With very cold temperatures and quite a bit of snow on the ground, this was not only Randy’s first trip out of the house after surgery, it was his first time driving.
I am pretty sure that the doctor had told him not to drive for 6-8 weeks, but you try telling that to a man who has been cooped up for almost a month with his anxious, hovering wife and two dogs.
First, we made a trip to Safeway to get a few provisions and to pick up a prescription. I remember the line to at the pharmacy was really long and Randy suggested that he do our shopping while I waited in line. Oh, my holy stars, letting him out of my sight was hard to do. It seemed like an eternity before I caught sight of him again.
The trip to town went so well that we decided to throw caution to the wind and make a much needed trip to the garbage dump.
I am always amazed at what I see ‘saved’ in the garbage dump building. I was taking a picture of the skis, then I saw the irony in the need for a garbage can at the garbage dump. Sometimes, my mind goes to strange places.
Happy New Year !