Lets see if they still work
Well, kinda. Got the darn elastic band off my chest and now my left arm and hand are usuable again. Dr. said don't lift, push or sleep on that side and just let the collarbone heal. Splint came off my thumb but there is still a wide band of tape around it. Going to take a lot of editing when if ever I get done with this post, hand still remembers what to do just doesn't do it .
DIL stopped in yesterday aternoon she had been to an aunts funeral about 100 miles south of here and was on her way home. She stayed for a couple of hours and we got caught up on the news from the farm. Got 2 new wells drilled for irrigation where the diversion dams washed out. State Dept of Irrigation made them sign a contract that when the diversion dams were completed they would cap the wells and no longer use ground water. Even though we are right on top of the biggest aquifer in the world it too is a finite source and we should be conserving where we can.
She and a another woman bought the local weekly newspaper 4 or 5 years ago, they don't print it there but put it together and have it printed in a larger town. We have been getting a copy every Thursday since she started. Know many of the names from going to all the school activities for many years. Real folksy news likw who visited what family last Friday and had cherry pie. Runs quite a few ads but she said the biggest money maker are the legal advertisings from the school board, and the 2 little town boards plus the county commissioners meetings.
Also, she and another woman took a lease on a hundred year old house and turned it into what she calls an inn. She says it is a bed and no breakfast inn. There is no motel within 60 miles of the little town and she says the house and rooms are booked regularly with complete bookings during the fall months during hunting season. Her partners husband is being transfered so DIL is buying her partners share and now she wants to buy the house. 5 bedrooms with just 2 baths. She said the only thing they stock in the kitchen is a can of coffee, peanut butter several kinds of jellys and jams but it is up to the renters to use the toaster, coffee maker and microwave. Dishes and tableware are furnished. There is a sign in the kitchen asking everyone that uses it to please clean up the kitchen and wash the dishes. Claims that they always have. Problem, the state demands that she install a sprinkling system for each room or provide an out door access to every bedroom. Apparently it will cost her quite a bit less to have fire escapes built over installing the sprinklers.
Certainly hadn't intended to post this much, just wanted to see if the hands still worked. Now I'll go back and correct all the goofs.