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Friday, May 29, 2015

Exciting Blog--Not

We have off white ceramic tile in our kitchen, mud room and bathrooms.  Over the years the grout had started to appear rather grubby and no commercial cleaning solution helped that grubbiness.  Not long ago I noticed a recipe on Facebook for grout cleaner with a before and after photo--what the heck, the recipe contained common ingredients I had on hand.  It consisted of 7 cups of water--and I thought hot water would work better.  The next ingredient was 1/2 cup baking soda--do you know what happens when you dump baking soda into hot water--a mess is what happens--I had the container sitting in the sink so no harm was done.  One-third cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of vinegar completed the recipe.

Crawling around on my hands and knees with a squirt bottle of this stuff and a brush made for clean grout and one exhausted me!  It was amazing how well this stuff worked!

Yesterday we headed to Billings--I had two medical appointments.  For about three years I've had what I call a cranky hip.  It bothers me most when sitting in a car for long periods of time and especially if Emmi is in my lap.  About two years ago I saw an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed me with bursitis--well, exactly how long does bursitis last???  The hip pain wakes me in the night and is just annoying.  So, I decided to give the medical community another shot and ended up seeing the orthopedic surgeon's physicians assistant (PA)--a delightful, young, personable young woman.  She didn't think I had bursitis, took some more x-rays and thinks I have some kind of muscle/joint strain.  I received a cortisone injection (which she performed causing me very little discomfort), an anti-inflammatory med., and a Medrol dose pack.  Last night I slept through the night for the first time in ages!

My other appointment was just a bone density scan.  A wonderful lunch at Jake's, stops at Costco and Wal Mart and we were heading home.  Michael did his Harbor Freight run while I was seeing doctors.  Emmi kept Nat company.

There are sure lots of disgruntled Microsoft Live Writer users out there and I am one of them but have decided to just put it in prespective.  It was and is a free program.  My blog is my journal for friends and family to read.  I enjoy the fact that others in the far flung world of blogging read what I have written but seriously--it's my journal.  As Sue from The MoHo And Other Traveling Tales said, it's also searchable which is important.  I have stacks of journals from pre-blogging years and it's a pain trying to find something in one of those books.

More rain equals more mud around here but today the sun came out at times.  The photos show how green all this rain has made our little neck of the woods!


  1. Don't think I've ever seen a shot of your cabin from above like that. Looks very nice!

  2. Your "neck of the woods" looks so green. We are pretty green over here as well. The rain has been good. Please tell Michael that Bozeman is getting a Harbor Freight coming mid-June. Fun then to come this way and we could meet up for lunch.

  3. Hope your injection and meds help with the hip problem. If it does happen to be bursitis, after all, the injection will take care of it. I get it in the outside of my upper right thigh. The cortisone works miracles!

    I saw that post on facebook with the grout. Good to hear it worked:)

  4. Janna you and Michael have a beautiful place.
    Sure hope you see some relief from your hip pain. Always seems that when I was seen by a PA. I got my best results.
    Also glad you tried the grout cleaner as I was needing to give it a try. I did the RV while we were out this winter and was looking for something better than what I used.
    Take Care.

  5. Ditto on the good care from PA's. I have always had the best experience with them. Getting my sciatica under control with physical therapy was such a relief a couple months ago - that pain in the butt is no joke! Your place is just beautiful, love the deck!

  6. I have a hip pain just like yours. I just thought it was from getting old. Next time I'm at my doc's I'll have to ask him about it.

    Nice pictures of your "cabin" - some cabin....not exactly a Daniel Boone type!

    Glad to see you've adapted so well to the old Blogger editor. I really like clicking on any photo and seeing the big screen slide-show popup. That's even better than LIve Writer which only shows 1 photo at a time!

  7. Curious, what is a Madrol packet? Hope it all continues to work well. These pains just erode are
    our days and nights..... No fun!
    Beautiful and lovely all your green areas.

  8. Nice photo of your place on the Boulder.

    Relief from hip pain, combined with a solid sleep, must have been a nice surprise after so many years of troublesome nights.

    Like Mike, I sure enjoy hanging out at Harbor Freight every time Jeanette hangs out at Joanne's (the fabric and notions store) in Bellingham, WA.

  9. Love the photos...........well love the post too it's just extra special to see more of your home without wheels.

  10. That orthopedic surgeon's PA was certainly very helpful. It's good that you were able to get a second medical opinion from her, as well as the proper treatments and much-needed relief. Though it will help if you are able to get checked by another orthopedic doctor entirely, just to be sure. Take care!

    Natasha Shelton @ CCOE


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