Well, I can't think of a better thing to help to push and inspire you to work hard at any therapy you have to do and to take care of yourself.Ah, just messing with you guys. The drums arrived at my sister's place in western Washington early this afternoon!
She sent pics of the boxes, which are largely intact. She opened one smashed-looking box and said everything looked OK. Since then, we've both been at work or otherwise occupied in our different time zones, with no way to really discuss the condition of the equipment. Even so, I'm really excited!
She is going to ship it all to me via FedEx, where my brother's wife works and can get me a sizable discount. It should be here in a week or so, but I have told them there's no hurry ...
... because I go in for surgery on my shoulder next Tuesday, and I won't be able to lift a stick (or a pencil, a shoelace, a feather ...) for at least two months. I have a SLAP tear (labrum of the shoulder joint, quite a bit worse than a rotator cuff tear) and have been in considerable pain for more than a year. So I'm glad to get it fixed, but it's kind of a big deal as far as recovery time and so forth. And now I have, finally, a brand-spanking-new, full-size set of drums for the first time since I picked up sticks in 1972, and I can't even bang, or stroke, or smash, or flam, pat, flick, or beat on the damned things.
This is killing me!
LOL ... I know, I've really been flakey! In a little overwhelmed with trying to get work and home projects finished before I go in tomorrow, because I'll be out for so long. And honestly, I get really lazy when I'm on the pain meds ... at least, at this increased level! (I have a chronic pain thing that I take meds for, but it's more than usual with the busted shoulder, is what I mean.)You're such a tease Nancy!
This is particularly distressing for those of us in other parts of the world who have to spend their waking moments wondering "is Nancy OK?...will her drums heal?....has her shoulder been shipped to some strange location?"