the following picture is back in january when we started. the yard was really torn up from moving the concrete
so a story comes with this....
we had a deck started on the back of our house over 12 years ago, & never really started working on it till 2 years ago.
so the spring of 2010 we started on finishing the deck up to the space where we would eventually put the bar.
on memorial day hubby had a stroke while he was screwing in the deck boards. just an FYI to let you know it can happen to anyone.
we were hoping it was just a TMI , but was not the case. the MRI showed a scattering of 'white dead' spots.
ok let me back up a bit.
soooo he loses feeling in his right arm, & comes in the house, he is having trouble talking,,, just great. so call 911.. now since it was memorial day, our little township was having their parade at that time & the rescue squad ( all volunteer in our area) was just sitting 1/2 mile up the road. seems like a bunch of cops etc were around also, as within minutes we had the rescue squad , 2 police cars, & about a dozen emts here. seems like they wanted something to do that morning.
ok, so by time hubby gets to hospital he is regaining feeling in his arm, but speech is still slurred. ( dang). anyway, the next several days he gets all the scans & heart tests. & they find nada. which is BAD. they really want to find out something wrong. so they blamed smoking for this, could not find anything else . ok so he is back to work the next week, but takes a couple months of speech therapy to get him talking straight again.
it was pretty scary on the 'stroke' floor. many many other patients were totally bedridden with only ONE spot on their mri.... well we were told something is dead up there,, we are just waiting for the day when he gets asked a question & he has no answer for it,
well he eventually finished the deck... but he keeps wanting to re-fix it. something isn't quite square on it & he wants to unscrew the boards & re do it. I protest... but he probably will work on that part again.
anyway guys,,,,,,,, if you have ANY strange symptoms, please don't shake it off.
ok, back to the deck.
here is working on the deck behind the house now. the brown door is where it leads to the bar.
oh & hubby has strict orders from his daughter ( & me) he is not to be alone out back working on this....