I just got back from dropping Charlie off for his acupuncture and laser treatment. Boy, it’s cold outside.
Yesterday before physical therapy I had to deal with a foot of snow on the hood of my car. I had not been out at all since last week.
This morning I knocked most of the rest of the snow off.
Holly, my physical therapist, is wife to my ankle surgeon. She was really shocked when I told her that I had 8 trigger fingers. Holly worked on the soft tissue of my palms with some sort of lotion.
She kept telling me that she couldn’t wait to get home to tell her husband Nate. Because she’d never heard of someone having developed 8 trigger fingers at one time.
I guess that’s the kind of thing a couple working in the medical field might talk about.
I have finished the steroid pack and hope my fingers don’t stiffen back up as bad as they did last week.
I Ordered These From Amazon:
I may have to order more of the finger braces if they give me relief.
The other night I woke up with my whole right hand in terrible pain. I got up and looked for a wrist brace, which I know I have somewhere. But I couldn’t find it.
So I found an ace bandage and wrapped my hand tightly in that and was able to go back to sleep.
Kendra & Her Flip Houses:
Oldest daughter Kendra told me that sometimes she can’t feel her hands anymore. It’s from all the painting she does on her flip houses. Repetitive motions.
And I told her, this can be hereditary and she’d better try to switch up her way of making money. Or not completely gut every house she buys.
If she did a bit less with the properties they might take more than a day to sell. But she wouldn’t have to spend such an exorbitant amount of money and do less to them.
And most importantly, not do herself in in the process.
She even had the little cement porch resurfaced because she thought it would look better. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I would notice such a thing as scratches and little holes in the cement.
But that’s just the way she is.
The flip house outside looks great. New modern house numbers, new roof, the added 600 square feet and a new fence. I’m sure I’m forgetting something.
She had her carpenter build 2 square wooden containers to put plants in for either side of the front porch, which is pretty small. Then she stained the porch ceiling the same color as the wood containers.
She’s very much a perfectionist. Which means everyone wants to buy her flip houses. But she’s doing herself in.
She never seems to like what she hires someone else to do because they aren’t as picky as she is. Then she ends up doing it over again.
Her hope is to buy three more rental properties over the next few years and then retire. She already has two. Kendra gets good money from the rent houses because they are close to the university.
She’s like me. Goes and goes till she drops. She thinks she already has carpal tunnel in her wrists. And if you can’t sometimes feel your hands, that’s not good. Now she also said she has tennis elbow.
She’s also working on the other flip house she bought in October. No rest for the weary I guess.
Somehow I can’t see her retiring. Kendra wouldn’t know what to do with herself. She can’t sit still two minutes as it is.
Ivy & Her Fascination With Shoes:
Last night I went to put my shoe on and Ivy had crammed a Q-tip into it. I don’t know what it is with Ivy and shoes. But she loves to put things in shoes.
She wants to play fetch and sometimes brings me a Q-tip she’s snatched from the drawer.
After I throw it and she’s bringing it back, it looks like she’s smoking a cigarette with the Q-tip sticking straight out.
Oh, that cat keeps me highly entertained.