Taking pictures

Well another week has gone by and I am looking for things to do besides setting here at this computer and doing house work.So this week I got one of Brendas cameras that she isn`t using out of the closet and decided to start taking pictures and getting out more even if I don`t take any pictures I will be out walking and getting some fresh air.I went out to my parents and was going especally to take pictures but half way there I noticed that I had forgot the main thing the camera.Kind of hard to take pictures of my old truck if I don`t have a camera !! SO I just went to visit and to let my Dad read a book that I had read about Peter Larson the Paleontologist that discovered the T-Rex named Sue.If you ever follow me around then you know that I can forget something even though I was just talking about doing something but that is just me since I had the Tramatic Brain injury,that is also why I decided to quit being an X-ray technician because if you are in that line of work it is best to not forget something.It could be very dangerous to you and everyone around you.Oh well I had learned a lot when I was in that line of work but I also was forgetting a lot of what I had learned so it was time for me to move on to some thing that I thought would be easier on my back and also on my mind.So I went to work for the U.S.Postal Service,thought it would be easy just to put mail inboxes on the street and I would be outside which I love.Boy did I ever learn that you just don`t hop into an already loaded truck and deliver mail.It is a lot of work and some of the time the only reward that you get is the one you give yourself when you finish doing 3-4 routes in one day and make it back to the Post Office before the 5 O`clock deadline.This all happens when you are just a sub,and they use you so much some times you don`t have time to think let alone have a life.But while all of this was going on I was also in a Martial Arts Program and trying to get to being a Black Belt,going to every class that my Instructor would allow me to be in on.So I was there most nights and weekends when He finally gave me a key to the place and told me that I could come and practice anytime I wanted.We had become close friends and He and his girlfriend Bri became family and they would come over on Sunday`s to watch the Bronco`s play who ever they were going to play at the time.Well Bri and I got our Black Belts at the same time and we also advanced to 2nd and 3rd Degree Black Belts together.Then one day durring Christmas package deliveries I was using my pick up to deliver packages and was comming out of the back of the pick up and stepped over the tail gate to the bumper and slipped and landed with one leg up on the tail gate and the other on the ground,twisting my knee and right ankle.After 3 surgeries on the same knee and all kinds of pain from my back and knee the Postal Service came to me and told me that I was now a Clerk and that I was not to deliver any more mail unless it was in the Post office. After I found out that I had SM my doctors told me that I needed to quit working or I would as they put it need to start looking into getting a pine box and a cematary plot picked out. After a lot of nights staying awake trying to figure out how we could pay bills and not comming up with any solutions and having all kinds of pain my Supervisor came to me and said that I should retire on a disability, I would recieve 40% of what I was earning as a carrier and would have to apply to SSDI for the rest.This started out as what I was doing with the camera and it looks like I turned it into a biography,oh well just thinking out loud I guess.More later.

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Happy Easter to you and Brenda and family. You hang in there!!!! I would love to see your pics!!!! Much Love, Peach