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A day filled awaiting Grace

The Dual Gs had so many ‘to dos’ today that they broke they’re [new] normal Saturday routine of going on an outing in the morning. One reason, from the female DG’s point of view, is that her heel/tendon had been barking since she got the new hideously-ugly-and-bulky walking boot a couple of days ago. She’d been warned that there might be an adjustment – and indeed there was.

But for anyone else who’s transitioning from a cast to boot post Achilles tendon surgeon, here’s the good news – no more pain today. And she feeling more confident navigating on the more rolling boot bottom. (Why the boot makes it harder for someone who’s already being challenged at walking is something she’ll be asking her surgeon next time she sees him.)

All of this leads up to the event of the DGs’ day – a visit from Grace and her parents, who were good enough to make the trip across the Bay to add instant cheer. For the first time this summer everyone met out at Mike’s Cafe in the Ladera Shopping Center where there is lots to see and do even for a toddler. And yes, the DGs enjoyed every Grace-filled moment.


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Being out and about is a good idea

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As recounted over on gulker.com, the Dual G’s spent a pleasant Saturday morning walking/scooting along the Alpine Bike Path. The female DG thinks she may have scooted a bit further than yesterday; she knows it was trickier. Heading west, the bike path (which is thankfully used more by walkers and joggers than cyclists, who perfer to ride alongĀ  Alpine itself) goes slightly uphill, a fact that prompted her to scoot harder. (This uphill slant was, by the way, something she hardly noticed the many times she’s jogged the path.) The cracks on the pavement made it even dicier going coming back downhill. She had to be sure not to get moving too quickly or her scooter’s front wheels would catch and start to tip over. All this is meant to just “report the facts,” not complain. She’s darn happy that she’s not stuck on a couch and happy to be outside. Photo note: Former neighbor Mary Lemon, who they ran into at Mike’s Cafe, was good enough to take their picture – they don’t often get photographed together.

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