Being A Wimp

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
May 162024

I’ve spent a lot of time being a wimp over the last couple of weeks. My old back injury has flared up big time, which really brings out the whiner in me. I’m sure poor Miss Terry is tired of hearing me say ouch and moaning every time I move, bend over, or try to pick something up. The other day, we had a delivery from Chewy and I couldn’t even help Terry bring it in off the porch.

I guess it’s time to see about getting another nerve ablation, like I had a few years ago. It doesn’t solve the problem forever, but the first one I had gave me about two years of pain relief. The second one didn’t do me any good at all. Maybe the third time’s the charm?

Yesterday we went to Northport to pick up the police report from the accident last week. While we were in town, we tried a pizza place we haven’t been to before, TuscNY Pizza. I have mixed feelings on this place. The pizza was very good, but rather expensive. I don’t mind paying for something good, but having it served on paper plates with plastic utensils at those prices is a bit of a turnoff.

We also tried something new yesterday. Terry needed some soil and Black Kow compost for her raised planter beds, and before we left home, she had me order it from Lowe’s with their curbside pickup. When I placed the order, it said it could take up to three hours, but less than fifteen minutes later, I got a text saying that it was ready whenever I wanted to come and pick it up.

After we finished eating, we stopped there on the way back out of town. I pulled into one of the customer pickup spots, clicked the link to say I was there and described my truck, and a short time later a young lady came out and told me where to park in their loading zone. I felt bad because I couldn’t help load everything, a total of nineteen bags, into the back of the truck, but she did it all cheerfully. I gave her a tip and thanked her very much. Now if I can just figure out how the heck to get it out of the back of the truck. 😊

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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 – At this point, shouldn’t it just be called uncommon sense?

Nick Russell

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

  8 Responses to “Being A Wimp”

  1. What I do as drop the tailgate on the truck and bring up my tractor with the loader bucket under the edge of the tailgate and slide the bags into the loader. Then I take them to the dump spot and slice them open and dump them into the spot. Saves lifting. Only have to slide the stuff. I’ve done 80 pound sack of concrete this way with minimal back pain!

  2. Front end loaders on Kubotas are wonderful for unloading things out of the back of the truck

  3. For unloading a pickup have you seen the “Loadhandler”? I had one & it was great for getting stuff out of the bed of the truck.. You do have to turn the crank so it may not help with a bad back.

  4. Do the fur babies get all excited now when the Chewy boxes arrive? 🙂

  5. You and I seem to have the same back problems. I recently found a new pain doctor here in Fort Worth who prescribed Lidocaine 5% patches. WHAT A RELIEF! I put mine on my back in the morning and it lasts for about 12 hours. You have to have a prescription for them. When I got my first ones, the pharmacy wanted to charge almost $500 for a months supply! My wife is very frugal and she had several medical discount cards like Rx, etc. Long story short, I am gitting a 30 pack for $25.36! If you have not tried these, I will send you one to try.

  6. Maybe if you lost 500 pounds your back wouldn’t hurt. Ever think about that? I know you won’t print this but it’s the truth.So tired of losers who want sympathy for things they do to themselves.

  7. Hey Mike S. Just because you have one doesn’t mean you have to be one.

  8. I know about feeling guilty when you used to do it all. Now scheduled for a Hip Replacement, I’m taking advantage of Handicap Parking.
    Be Safe.

    It’s about time.

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