Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Terrible Twos are coming...

...and I'm not ready, willing, or able!

BUT...I'll buck up and face my demons!

This week I'm faced with TWO jobs.

At my paying job, I must start training yet another gal!
I've had to train TWO already in a short (?) nine months and that was after
I had barely begun to learn the feedlot business myself!
It's exhausting trying to teach a non-agricultural person the bare bone basics of cattle
so that they can comprehend even the tiniest of reasons of why their job requires accuracy,
attention to detail and timing!

Oh well...having TWO jobs for the price of one seems to be my agenda.
Now...if you know me, you know there is more to this story of the Terrible TWOs!
As for my Non-paying job??
Cowboy...loses his TWO hands on Wednesday for TWO weeks.
After much a-do and years of excruciating pain
 ( and because I'm paying a fortune for him to be covered  with insurance at my job),
we decided it was time to see if he can be put back into good working condition
or if it was time to discard him to the Old Cowboy Wrecking Yard.
He went to TWO doctors, with more than TWO issues.
Both agreed he was old and rusty and broken down,
but there is hope that he can be reconditioned into a working Cowboy,
however never to be fully restored.

No, these "fixes" require more than duct tape and baling twine,
the only TWO items ever found in our first aid kit.

The neurologist said in his 30 years of practice, he's never seen this much damage,
with carpel tunnel progressing up to the elbow with so much nerve fraying and damage.
Let alone in TWO hands!
"How come you let it get to this point?"

The surgeon says "Do you realize, if you had ignored this and let it go much longer,
within 5 years, you'd have NO use of your hands!"
"You wouldn't even be able to hold a pencil!"
"How come you let it get to this point?"

Cowboy says to the TWO doctors...

So, in this restoration process, we can only hope his knees hold out long enough!
(I know some of you have asked, since March '09 and that is another post in itself)

The next visit with the neurologist, will be to assess and decide how to proceed with the effects of nerve damage as it has "fingered" into his back resulting from the 'compensation factor'. 
Cowboy says no matter what...there will be NO surgeries on his back!!
Just fix my knees!!
They will get to those TWO extremities~ the TWO doctors proclaim.

But the restoration process cannot happen all at once.
We cannot afford that!
Nor can this W.O.W.!
I'll be changing my name to D.O.W.
(Dumb Ol' Woman...Dead Ol' Wife)
soon enough!!
Hey, I'm tough as a tiger (ha!) and I can handle most things that are tossed at me.
I can hold down the fort. I can be TWO people.
The TWO jobs, the animals, the feeding, cleaning, bandaging, etc. etc.
but there is one thing in this TWO stepping, TWO timing life I'm faced with
that I am NOT ready, willing or able to do!
I've informed Cowboy
 that the sprinkler will be running 24/7

LL...more to your expectations?