Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Thursday, February 12, 2015
touch and go
Another long round trip to Odessa to see my surgeon. So far so good - bones are still aligned and evidence of them beginning to heal could be seen on the xray. I can start doing some ankle excercises to loosen it up but can expect at least 2 more months of non weight bearing. He also confirmed for me that my hardware will not have to be removed. I really feel that I am in pretty good hands ...when I asked my doctor how many of these procedures he has done he said thousands.
The trip started off very slow and slippery. My buddy Rick did the driving as we plowed through a steady snowfall from Alpine to Fort Stockton...then clear and mostly dry for the rest of the trip. Returned to Alpine around 5PM and checked in down south. Seems the area got a 1/2" of rain so I am hunkered down for another swank night at my hotel with the hope that my road will be dried out by tomorrow afternoon.