Early Morning Walk

Our neighborhood is having a community yard sale today. We wanted to get rid of stuff and planned to participate but after a long, hard day of work yesterday I told Rose I just wanted to relax and skip the yard sale. I said we could just donate everything and Rose agreed.

Early this morning I was awakened by a loud noise. It sounded like someone was dragging something heavy across the floor. A few minutes later Rose woke me up and said, “I changed my mind, we have too much (stuff) that we need to get rid of. We need to move our cars before all the spots are gone.” I looked at the clock. It was 5 a.m. Ugh!

I hurt my back a few days ago so moving everything outside was a bit of a struggle. Once everything was outside and my chores were done I decided to take Frankie for a walk. We left the house at 6:40, which is probably the earliest we ever went for a walk.

We were out for almost a half hour and ended up about a block from home. I didn’t want to go further because I almost always have to carry him home. So I picked him up and headed home. It was a struggle because not only was my back hurting, I developed a pain in my leg because of the way I was walking with my back pain. It was a struggle getting home and it didn’t help that Frankie was struggling and hissing for half the walk.

We are now sitting outside and Frankie is keeping watch at the window.


18 thoughts on “Early Morning Walk

  1. onespoiledcat

    Nice that you’re going to donate your “stuff”……there is always somebody who finds our castoffs to be their “treasures” ! When I’m outside with Ted and HE isn’t ready to come back inside, I occasionally pick him up to carry him to the front door. At 28 lbs. this is no small feat. I’m always happy when he cooperates and comes to the door when I say “time to go in Teddy!”.

    Hugs, Pam

  2. tommyandteaghan

    Oh we feel for you. Back pain is the WORST and it takes so much energy to do anything. Frankie I’m sure enjoyed your taking him for a walk pain and all. You did good! Try to rest, relax, and breath and hopefully the pain will start to subside. Purrs, and good luck in helping others to find something special of your stuff.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      We did okay but the most important thing was getting rid of stuff. We took the rest to Goodwill. If we didn’t sell some of it we would have had to make to trips to donate it all.

  3. Brian

    Our Dad has back pain too so he can sure relate. He would rather have a root canal than do a yard sale…the people that come to those here are horrible to deal with. Not those in our neighborhood, but those that come from all over.


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