Well, it's been 8 days since my back said "Whoa!" I've spent quite a few hours applying ice, then heat, then ice, then heat, etc. You get the picture! My back has been getting better everyday. So good, in fact, that today I went on a bike ride with Nancy. We pedaled slow and easy just to make sure I was OK. I rode a little over 10 mile then turned for home while Nancy kept going for another 10. I was very careful with my moves and my back felt good when I was finished.
Nancy left for work at 10:30 and would be gone until 8:30. I really had no plans for the day as I usually play golf while Nancy works. ;o) But today, I figured I'd give my back a rest from golf. I can't believe I just said that!! I always do the Sunday Paper crossword and today was no different. Unlike most other Sunday, I finished the entire puzzle in less than two hours -- NOW WHAT!?!
I changed into old clothes, loaded up the pressure washer and drove to Nancy's moms vacant house to put the finishing touches on it. I spent a couple hours pressure washing her house. I took my time and was very careful not to put any unnecessary strain on my back. It actually felt good to do something physical for the first time this week. I'm not ready to run any marathons but, I will continue to stretch every morning and do some brisk walks with Nancy this week. It is still hot (in the mid 90's) so our exercise will be done early in the morning before work.
On another subject, the selling of our house, we have had very little activity. Just a couple of showings with no hint of an offer. Our real estate agent called and said she is going to do a mass mailing to prospective clients in the next week or so. We'll see if that generates any interest. In the meantime, Nancy and I are keeping the house in "show" condition -- just in case! As we have learned in the past (this is house number 16), "you only need ONE buyer!"