Monday, June 22, 2020
Self Imposed Surgery Prep Quarentine in Effect Here
We have entered the 2 week period leading up to Jeff's total knee replacement surgery and therefor are doing a 2 week modified quarentine. Jeff still has to go to work, but he really only works with two people for very limited time periods and they all wear masks. Most of the time he is alone in his truck making deliveries throughout the night. He is really good about making sure that he keeps his hands and his truck sanitized for his own protection and has been doing this all along.
Jeff has his pre-op walk through this coming Friday and then will have to get a Covid-19 test about 6 days before surgery and then will have a "quick test" done right before surgery again. Covid-19 cases are on the rise in our state and in our county (although we have not been slammed like some of the counties around us) so it is a day by day waiting game on whether I will even be allowed to be there with him before and after his surgery.
We finished getting the last minute items this past Sunday so I think we are set for the most part. We are going to have some medications that were not in just mailed to us to take less of a chance of possible exposure to the virus. The propane tank is now refilled, I got the last of the garden plants I wanted and they are now planted in the garden. Jeff got the mulching of the front garden done today and I hope it will help things along. It has not been a good year so far for the garden and I am praying that next year will be much better after a layer of our homemade compost from this year is added into the garden beds next Spring, along with all the woodchips we have been using as mulch break down over the Winter. The bigger weeds that I can't pull up and the ones I am allergic too have now been pulled out by my hero hubby. That was a huge job all by itself.
The pantry and freezers, along with the fridge, are stocked with only one "casualty" happening. A sausage rope fell out of the freezer in the garage and Jeff missed seeing it. I found it very warm laying on the floor in there today. Luckily, it was one I got at the Dollar Tree, so it is not a huge monetary loss by any means. I even stocked up on some "treats" to help us get through the boredom of having to be home so much.
Things like TP, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, toothpaste, etc. are all topped off as are bags of cat food, dog food and kitty litter. We planned for two months worth of needs, just in case. The fur babies are not sure if we are having a feast or if something is up at the moment, so they follow us around the house suspiciously. 😉
We are going to take this time to get the house in order and work on some projects we have here before Jeff's surgery. There are rooms to be reclaimed after becoming more like storage units. They need to be purged and organized, which Jeff is amazing at. We promised Bradley and Isaiah that we would get the top bunk bed, which is now used to store extra blankets and things, all cleaned off so they don't have to share the bottom full sized bunk bed any more when they come to stay with us. We would like to be able to do a sleep over with all three of the grandsons here in the near future so Steven will have to share that bottom bunk with someone. He has done sleep overs at his cousins house before, so it is not a new thing for him. Plus, they all wear each other out and sleep very soundly this way. Bonus!
I'm digging out board games, playing cards, etc. to have on hand for Jeff and I to play while he recovers and can't move around much. Josh is also gifting us Disney + so we can watch that channel too and enjoy all the old movies and new one that they have to offer. That should be fun!
These next two weeks will be busy getting the last minute things done around here and then we get into the surgery and recovery phase. I am so glad that Jeff is finally going to be able to get this done. It is desperately needed.