Authentic Compassion

Monday, August 29, 2011

End of August - time to update!



OK quickly write words or I'll run out of month!
The goat herd has shrunk to 7 animals - one wether 3 does and 3 doelings. We had 22 and that was too many animals to feed and care for. With absolutely nothing in pastures we had to buy hay -- was $100/round bale and very poor quality. All animals went to same wonderful couple who just love 'em (God bless you Craig and Leah!).






Garden all done with cleared out and containers stacked in hopes next year won't be another record breaking plant and tree killing drought year.














DH did a walking test (really - that was what they called it and yet I'm sure they billed Medicare like a hunka money!) where he wore a monitor and walked for a timed span - a technician recorded his oxygen demand.














Doctor appointments - OH SO MANY DOCTORS! Tired of doctors and places where they are - hope none of you ever ever have to be in Dallas in room HQ6.600 - no happy reasons to be in there.

















A pretty sight in parking area of a Fort Worth heart center was a blooming desert willow - almost made up for the unpleasant testing and long morning spent at this particular medical facility (where once again proved to me- do NOT leave your loved one in a room with
only medical people - they don't pay attention!) One technician decided DH didn't know what he was talking about when he kept telling her to turn his oxygen back on after she had messed up the settings. Oh well - just resulted in the test being wrong because it showed a false problem - ahhh health care. DH got to explain all this when doctor's nurse (since this doctor doesn't phone patients himself) called to tell DH to come in next day due to oxygen deficit in his testing - No Kidding??





Almosy to the end here - one sneaky picture of my guy - out looking at property.
Finally - we've had the hottest, driest summer in many decades - that was August 2011 - we worked, we worshiped (at home still - no immune system likely to appear again for DH), we gratefully acknowledge not ALL doctors are difficult - the pulmonologist DH sees in Fort Worth is a real physician - he cares for the person not the disease - what a blessing he is.
Could stick in something about changes and seasons of life and all that stuff - but we all know it already. DH read an article on internet saying blogging is dead - being replaced by twitter - might be true - I certainly don't blog on a regular basis anymore but then I don't twitter at all!
So that's the story ~of that's the glory of love - it is good on Buhlaland and for that we are deeply grateful! Below is the song my daddy loved and served as the source for my blog title - old fashioned but eternal truths aren't fads are they?

13 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry you have had to spend so much time away from your peaceful home in doctor's offices. I honestly think they just have too many patients anymore. I never really feel like my doctor spends much time thinking about what I've told him! He just throws a prescription at me! :D
I'm thankful that you found a good home for your little goats. Texas has historically been a drought ridden area. I hope y'all get some rain soon and some good years ahead.
Debbie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh dear. Thankfully, you found the words and I'm glad you did; thanks for the update. I'm sorry about the doctor's rooms; you're right, nothing much good there but I"m praying for better.
So glad you found homes for the goats and I'm amazed...$100 a round bale??? That's terrible but I do understand from the farmer;'s point of view. It's costing more and more every season to put up hay.

Pam said...

Enjoyed the update. I updated mine a couple days ago too. I don't do Twitter, but I do Facebook. It is both a blessing and a curse because it helps you keep up with everyone, but it sucks you in and eats your time!

Deanna said...

God bless you both!
It is the end of August. Ready for cooler temps.

I don't twitter....yet....time will tell. For now blogging is great fun to me.
d

Vickie said...

Hey Linda Sue - I know ya'll are both sick of Dr's offices. I'm glad that he has one concerned caring doctor. Once in awhile you find one of those. Glad you found a home for your goaties, too. It's been such a terrible summer and drought this year. We're seeing high hay prices, too, and people are selling off their livestock. I guess it's good that I don't have any livestock right now. It surely has to rain soon, Lord willing...

Wobegon Cottage said...

it is difficult when we have to depend on Doctors now. It seems the business side is first and patient is second. We had a terrible time tasking care of my in-laws back and forth to the doctors. We will pray for rain. You kids are so cute and will be missed. I love your pictures

Paula said...

I'm sorry you all have had such a tough summer, Linda Sue... Iknow the drought and heat has been bad enough but your DH having to make all these Dr. visits are no fun either, I'm sure.
I love the song~ my daddy used to sing it in church every now and then...
I tried the twitter thing but I think it's kinda dumb. I like blogging much better, but then, I'm never up on the fads. :)

Dani said...

doctor visits and tests are never fun...and you are right, you have to watch the techs like a hawk...these schools are pushing out techs with minimal training...
I like blogging and hate twitter..do have an account but seldom use it..I like facebook for games and to keep in touch with family but blogging is the best....

Maple Lane said...

Thinking of you both on this long weekend and hoping for much cooler temps soon. May God bless. Mildred

Eggs In My Pocket said...

My heart goes out to you.....I hope your husband get better each day. Being from Texas, I know what you mean about the harsh conditions we have had this year. I have lost my apple and peach trees I planted........so frustrating. But I will try again next year. Just know you and your husband are in my prayers. blessings,Kathleen

Lanny said...

August has been wrapped up well. Looking forward to September? Curious... Have I asked about winter gardening in Texas before?

A. Joy said...

Enjoyed your post but not the time you had to spend at the hospital. Yuck. Sounds like a rainy day at home would certainly be welcomed for you both! Will keep you in my prayers.

Vickie said...

Hi Linda Sue - just wanted to stop back by and say Hi and hope all's well as can be. Glad ya'll got some rain, too. My 100+ yr old oak tree in the back yard has some dead limbs on it. I'm hoping we don't lose the whole tree... I would be SO sad!