Happy November!

Holy crap, is it November already? How did this happen? It seems like things are rushing by faster and faster every day. I wake up on Monday morning and it seems to me that by evening it’s Friday. What happened in the interim? How much time DID I stand around staring at the sheep and the chickens?

A vast majority of the chickens and ducks have reached their End of Days. I’m spending @ $100 per week on feed. I also spend an inordinate amount of time caring for said livestock. The economy continues to deteriorate. Put that all together, and we feel that those chickens and ducks should be sitting in the freezer and inside mason jars on the pantry shelves instead of leaving big ol’ piles of poop on all the concrete surfaces everywhere for me to hose off.

This whole government insurance thing has people scared. There are not a whole lot of things that government does well. Health care is NOT one of them. The only people that do not seem to recognize how truly terrible government-run health care IS are the people in the government, because they have never had to use it. Everybody around here that has needed surgical repair of something but was holding out for as long as possible due to the rapid improvement in surgical technique, equipment, and outcome is scheduling surgery for ASAP. The people scheduling surgery recognize that after a couple years of Obamacare, they will be able to experience a third-world hospital experience without leaving the United States. I know their fear. I’ve been in a military hospital.

Think I’m exaggerating? I’m not. Destruction is easy. Repairing that destruction or having to start all over to rebuild something that was destroyed, now, THAT’S the hard part.

SwampMan is now scheduled for knee repair surgery. He’d hoped to put it off for a few more years, but his insurance, too, is going to be twice as expensive with large deductibles that he’ll never be able to meet on a teacher’s salary. I’ll be taking care of SwampMan after his first knee replacement in December, as well as looking after grandkids on Christmas break. That should be an interesting experience! He should be getting his second knee replacement a couple weeks later in January, right at the start of lambing season.

We need to get a lot done in the next few weeks.


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