This week was much better for me! I am adjusting to doing all the chores myself since Chad is laid up and have only had a few minor mishaps this week! Chad did have to come out and help me fix one of the water fountains for the calves....it froze up and the calves had no water. It ended up taking us just over 4 hours to get it going again. I was trying to get one part done and it was taking me a long time (about 20 minutes) when he says "if I had more than one arm, I could have done this part in a minute". Yeah, guess what honey, you don't have more than one arm right now and I am stuck doing this (didn't say it, it went through my head).
Chad had a doctor appointment yesterday and the shoulder looks good. He started physical therapy yesterday too but is very limited in what he can do because it was a massive tear(they did some measurements and gave him some things to keep his hand and forearm from getting stiff). Having a massive tear delays his therapy about 2 weeks and makes the recovery a bit longer....not what we wanted to hear. We are hoping he can get it working enough to get in the tractor by April for spring planting. He still won't be able to lift by then so I might have to follow him around and load the planter and also the sprayer. We will probably have to try to hire some help for calving because he won't be able to help with that and we also have pigs going out some time in April and he won't be able to help with that much either. It's going to be a tough year....for both of us!
Thanks for all the prayers and concern for Chad and for me! It really makes my day to know that people care!