Flowers, a knee, and a floor

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My dear blog friend, Christine, sent me this lovely bouquet of flowers for suggesting our art for books swap.  I had mailed my four books to her in exchange for two of her paintings. Thank you, Christine, I was so surprised to receive this gift from you.  I can’t wait to see your paintings next week.

Meanwhile, David consulted with an orthopedic surgeon about his sore right knee.  The doctor told him that he can postpone knee replacement surgery for two years, because the problem does not warrant such an extreme measure at this time.  He injected David’s knee with cortisone, and my husband will have a series of six lubricant injections on both knees starting in mid-April.  I just hope he is well enough to travel to the East coast in August.  The money we have already spent on air fare and hotels is non-refundable!!!

Sooner or later, we will have to remove the carpet in our entertainment areas, because it is becoming unsightly.  David wants carpeting again, but I want vinyl tile as a permanent solution.  It is such a hassle to keep moving the furniture to change the carpet every few years.  As we get older, this will become an ordeal.  Some people I know recommended wood.  However, installing vinyl tile would not generate the sawdust that installing a wooden floor would.  I just don’t want sawdust all over the place.  Besides, vinyl tile can simulate wood very well.  There are all kinds of designs to choose from.  It’s so exciting to consider the possibilities!

12 Responses to “Flowers, a knee, and a floor”

  1. R.Ramakrishnan Says:

    Lovely flowers & great news for David ! Have a nice week end. Cheers Ram

  2. Christine Says:

    Gigi the flowers look fabulous! Well as a last resort David would have to get a wheelchair for the trip, you can’t lose your money. There are so many choices in floors these days good luck!

  3. DJan Says:

    Here’s hoping his knees serve him as well as they did in India, when you had the same concerns. It turned out he was more mobile than you were, if I remember correctly. :-)

  4. Arti Says:

    The gift from your friend is so very beautiful. Glad to hear that Davids knees will not require to be operated upon, at least not immediately.
    We too do not prefer carpets as cleaning them is a hassle!
    Have a lovely weekend Gigi :)

  5. Suzanne Says:

    What a beautiful display of flowers. Good luck with the knees. Maybe in 2-years the technology/replacements will have improved too. Medicine seems to improve so fast in some areas.

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Beautiful bouquet.

    David should probably postpone surgery for as long as he can stand it. Those artificial joints wear out and many of those jogging Baby Boomers are onto second and third knee replacements.

    I sympathize with your floor issues. Mine are dreadful looking. I am thinking about rugs again. Carpeting is definitely not on the list. After taxes, after taxes. Dianne

  7. Hattie Says:

    We have Pergo flooring in the kitchen, guest room and upstairs bathroom. They are maintenance free and look very good. The kitchen is faux bamboo and the bathroom and guest room faux oak.
    I hate carpet, because it never is really clean.

  8. Ana Says:

    oh man… we always talk about this stuff because my father-in-law has pretty bad knee pain. We were just amazed we were able to do stem cell therapy on our dog for his hip arthritis but my father-in-law has to consider knee replacement. :(

  9. denise Says:

    Happy to learn David doesn’t need surgery yet. Those flowers are gorgeous! We are in the same way regarding needing new flooring and have seriously thought of wooden.

  10. Kay's Musings Says:

    What a lovely thing for Christine to do! The flowers are gorgeous! We’ve given up on carpeting too and have gone with synthetic wood slats. It’s just easier to maintain.

  11. Kay's Musings Says:

    Forgot to say how bad I feel for David. Ouch!!!

  12. Linda Reeder Says:

    It sounds like David is getting good care for his knees. He will be all right. He just needs to keep moving.
    I see from reading your latest post that you went with a vinyl wood solution. I think you’ll be happy with your choice.

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