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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis, Leg Pain, and Those Crazy Water Main Guys

I have had a blast today watching the city and county workers out front to fix the water main break. They got here about 8:30 this morning, broke up a piece of asphalt about 1 yard square around 10, then slept until lunch in their trucks. After lunch they looked at the hole for a few minutes, then got back in their trucks to sleep until they left at 2:30. The funny thing is, that's not what I called to complain about. I complained that they threw their trash out on the street before the left, bad form!

The night crew got out front about 3, they waited for the Miss-Utility guy to finish marking everything before they dug any hole. I don't understand why the utility company needs someone to tell them where the utilities are, but what are ya going to do? They dug a hole finally about 4, put a pump in, and pumped the hole out for 3 hours before they turned the water off! They went for dinner, took a nap, and are out looking at the hole right now. There were a total of 17 guys here at one point working in a hole big enough for one guy. Maybe that's why our water bill has gotten so expensive?

I had a neuro appointment, but they canceled on me, I'm trying not to take it personally. They rescheduled me for next week, so it's not that long a wait. One of the things I plan on asking is what I can do about my legs always hurting. I think I need a new chair to help with the pain, the ones I have aren't working. If I don't have the leg thingy up, my legs dangle, causing them to hurt. It's not always good for my lower back to have my legs up. I also need to figure a way to get up out of the chair easier. I have a small hitch I need to work past when standing up, that almost standing, almost sitting position. I need something to grab hold of, to either pull or push myself up.


Slammermike said...

Look at all the entertainment you'd miss out on if you had a well

froggysoprano said...

Didn't the LDN help? I thought it was helping. Some furniture stores will make an ottoman to order. Maybe you could try that, the height and width you need. We had one made and it helped my leg pain because my feet don't touch the floor because I am not tall. It helped a lot. Keep your spirits up.

awb said...

It's too early to know for sure what the LDN is doing, but I'm hopeful, and sticking to it.

awb said...

Slammer these guys are killin me! This makes precinct runs look like an efficient operation!

Slammermike said...

Maybe some of the "P" guys are in charge of the water workers