We've had a quiet couple of weeks. No appointments. Just stayed home doing chores and playing. Friday Hal went to the lab for a blood test. It was the first time that, without a wheelchair, I was able to walk the length of the building to the lab and back. I was winded, but no distress. Quite an accomplishment. I've been riding a stationary bike and am up to 7 minutes, about 9-10 mph, so I'm sure that's helping. Hal took his walker in case I had to sit down.
The only excitement has been the fires. Fortunately, we didn't get any smoke until after we returned from the lab. This is a map of where the fire is in relation to Lancaster, where we live. All the green stuff is canyons and scrub, so there's lots of fuel. We're in no danger. Lots of buildings before it gets to our neighborhood, and the firefighters are doing a great job containing it. So far only one house and a couple of trailers have burned. The thin red line indicates where the fire is. It has an uphill climb, then a downhill one before it gets to the freeway. I'm confident the firefighters won't let that happen.
Hal told me there was a lot of ash on the driveway, so I took my camera out there and got this shot. Had to go back in right away; I could feel the particulates being sucked into my lungs.
And I've been working on my needlework stuff. Here's a pair of socks I finished. I had a pattern to crochet trim for kitchen towels, but I didn't like the way it turned out. I kept the towels and tossed the yarn. I'm knitting another pair of socks now.
I love the colors. It's called "Clover". It was fun watching the colors emerge as I was knitting.