Ticks And Pallets

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292023

Terry had a follow up visit at Pickens County Primary Care yesterday morning to go over all of the tests they ran on her when she was so sick and to check on her status now. While she is feeling much better, she still tires easily, and she has a loose cough that she says feels like she is getting over a cold, though she never had one.

According to the people there, based upon the type of antibiotics that finally cleared things up for her, they think it was some kind of a tick related illness. Terry doesn’t remember ever being bitten by a tick, but we certainly have them around here, so I guess it’s possible.

And though she hasn’t been seen by a rheumatologist yet because it takes months to get an appointment, indications are that she also has rheumatoid arthritis. I guess we won’t actually get that confirmed until she does see a rheumatologist, whenever that is. The next step is an ultrasound of her thyroid in a couple of weeks. I’m just glad that she’s feeling better than she was. It scared everyone, from the medical people to us to all of our friends and family.

Speaking of family, our son Travis loves making things from old pallets, and some of his rustic creations are pretty cool, like this bench he made for their yard, or this plant stand for inside the house.

I really like this star he made, and he’s received an order from one of Geli’s coworkers for one for a gift for her husband.

There was a time when pallets were pretty easy to come by, but these days everybody seems to want to build something with them and they are getting harder to find. So when a co-worker told Geli about a sign she saw that said free pallets, and a big pile of them, Travis asked if we could go and check it out. After Terry’s appointment yesterday we hooked the cargo trailer to the pickup and drove about 30 miles to where they were located. At first we thought someone had beat us to them, because the supply seemed a lot smaller than when Geli had driven by a couple of days before. But once we parked and got out, Travis found a bunch of them further back off the road. They were all kinds of oddball shapes and sizes, so stacking them in the trailer was a real challenge. But by the time we got done we had crammed 70 pallets in.

I think Travis was as happy as a kid on Christmas morning when we got them all unloaded in his pole barn. I’m looking forward to seeing what he makes out of them.

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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Whenever I am sad I go to my favorite place… the refrigerator.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  5 Responses to “Ticks And Pallets”

  1. The funny chuckle sign is not showing up in the blog on the email.

  2. No funny picture in the blog today, this has happened 2-3 times in the last 10-12 days.
    Thought you were like the feedback, still enjoy reading daily, have been a subscriber for a number of years now.

  3. It sounds like you are very happy to be near your son and dil now.

  4. I forgot the picture. Sorry. I have added it now.

  5. What does Travis charge for those stars? I’d love to have one in my home office.

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