Today is our one year anniversary. I’d love to tell you that we did something special, but the governor of New Mexico has shut everything down and that’s not realistic. We did have a peanut butter snickers bar for dessert. Living in a tent in a pasture in NM doing mold avoidance certainly was not on the radar of where we’d be at a year of marriage, but it’s been a good year.
We went for a drive today up to the ranchers other ranch. We wanted to check out the outdoor air and fed the cats while we were up there. We saw a herd of I’m guessing antelope right before we got to the ranch. There’s a bunch of cyano in the dirt, and there’s so many cattle up in that area that the dirt isn’t crusted and so it blows alot. I was getting a lot of joint pain from that, but cyano doesn’t have the long lasting effects of some of the other toxins. We got up to the house and I could hear a cat meowing and I was looking for him. I looked through the window on the door, and lo and behold there’s a cute orange tabby cat inside the house. I thought maybe they had a farmhand living there or somebody renting the house, but a text message conversation with Welda quickly revealed that that was not the case. We turned around and went back and let the cat out of the room it had gotten locked in. Because we took a bag of cat food up to feed the cats, he actually had something to eat. She’s guessing that he had been locked in there for three or four days without food or water so I’m glad we were there today. This is definitely one of those instances where the sneaky cat that managed to find his way in did not get the best deal. He was a sweet cat and I told Welda I liked him. She said I have enough to share so maybe we’ll end up with a pasture kitty.
We got back to the ranch a little later than we would like to, but we got all the laundry done and dinner eaten before heading into town to take a shower. The good news is once we got back from showering, the sheets and pajamas on the line were all dry. I was pretty excited about that because the wind is supposed to pick up and be pretty awful tomorrow. It’s not good to have stuff on the line any longer than absolutely necessary when the winds blowing that hard.
We got some not so great news from my mom today. I talked with her yesterday and she thought grandpa had made it over the hump, and she was thinking the same thing today until they talked with the telehealth person for Covid patients. They recognized a couple things she was concerned about as red flags and had her take him into the hospital. Apparently the x-ray shows that he has quite a bit of infection in his lungs. The good news is that the family is all in agreement with a decision that grandpa and grandma made when they made their end of life decisions. Obviously were hoping the he kicks thing on his own because he doesn’t ever want to be connected to a respirator. Please pray for healing and the hearts of my family bc this is hard. My parents have both kicked it and are doing well, but that extra 30 years has grandpa at a real disadvantage.