Because this is a sewing/fiber blog, I try to stay away from personal life chit chat. However, back in Feb. 'the husband' had another cervical surgery to fix a problem from his first 6 vertebra fusion which failed. You wonderful followers have written so often asking how he's doing that I thought a final report was owed.He's still worse off then before this whole nasty adventure started over a year and a half ago. He's learning to adapt to his new limitations, which among other things is a 30 pounds weight restriction.
Neither one of us are 'sitters'.....we like to be active and hands on. 'The husband' enjoys outdoor cooking, always has. I can count on one hand the number of times I've cooked a Thanksgiving turkey in my oven. He's cooked on a Big Green Egg since we got ours in 1999. Living here has turned his interest more and more toward 'real' BBQ smokers.
This monster weight 275 lbs. and of course once the delivery man got it off his truck (or should I say dropped it off the truck!!) we were on our own. So, 'the husband' came up with this clever engineering feat to winch it up the two steps to our deck using his 'come-along', a hydraulic lifter once used for his motorcycles, and a ramp he built.
Frankly, I could barely watch....like waiting for a train wreck...but it worked and it only took a total of 4 trips to Lowe's!