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Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,253
Massachusetts
We ended up with about 18-20" of pure powder. If only I didn't destroy myself skiing it would be a heck of a ski day lol.

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bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
707
Utah, NJ
Yup Blue Bird Powder Day, yesterday must have been a good one on the slopes!
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,253
Massachusetts
Quick update:

I'm now 5 weeks out from my injury and progressing along. It's still quite painful but I've been able to cut back on the pain meds and get up and about doing some basic stuff around here. My next appointment is on Wednesday where barring any setbacks I think we'll start to plan PT.

Today was 50 degrees so the wife and I brought in some firewood then she made some kindling. We've burned around 2 cords so far this year so we're on a good pace.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Good to see you out and smiling!
 

bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
707
Utah, NJ
Nice, and the snow only lasted a few days down here.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Lol. And those first baby steps were used to inspect the wood stacks 😂
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,541
07462
How's hearths very own Franz Klammer doing?
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,253
Massachusetts
How's hearths very own Franz Klammer doing?
Haha good reference.

I'm doing as well as can be, thanks for asking. I'm now 7 weeks post injury and just started PT today. I'm still extremely limited and in a lot of pain if I move even slightly wrong but feels good to get started even though it's tough work. I'll be happy when burning season is over...it's been hard but we're almost there.

I tapped 12 of the 50 trees I had marked for maple syrup this year with the kids. I wanted them to still have some fun with it this year...next year I'll get back to grand backyard industrial sap plan. We even did out first boil. Instead of building the evaporator (it's too much work to move all the cinder blocks and bricks 1 handed) I made a little firepit rig. I defintely miss my 3 pan beast but this will work fine for this year. I'm just throwing in firepit uglies since I cant move and cut up pallets.

Here's my 6 week x-ray. If you look closely you can see all the new bone forming! Pretty cool:

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Good to see white in that x-ray! Yeah, PTs are hurtful ;p (says my wife) - but they do good work.

Glad you will still get some syrup enjoyment in with the kids!
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,253
Massachusetts
Quick update:

PT is going well. I've already made some good improvements after two sessions and my at home exercises. Maple season is also going well even in its small capacity. Boiled down 10 gallons today:

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Glad to hear! Small steps forward, and some things to enjoy along the way.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,880
Downeast Maine
Have fun boiling sap, good to hear you are on the mend.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
7,203
Northern NH
Boiling sap looks like great PT to me. Hopefully the kids are helping out dad;)
 
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