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Becky B’s PastSquares: Spotlight on a 1965 Corvette Convertible Roof

The various themes Becky used in #PastSquares are:

  1. Flowers
  2. Sky
  3. Circles & Squares
  4. Roofs
  5. In the Pink
  6. Time
  7. Spiky
  8. Blue
  9. Lines
  10. Words containing the word ‘light’
  11. Top
  12. Perspectives
  13. Kinda
  14. Up
  15. Bright
  16. Trees

My Choices for Today

I am so late getting this post out today. If I moved any slower it would almost be yesterday. 🙂 Prepare to be dazzled. Today the highlight of my post is this delightful blue 1965 Corvette Convertible.

This post also works for Amy’s Lens Artist Challenge #172, A Day of My Week.

Roof, roof with a few reflections, too.

It was Saturday morning, October 16th, and our friends from California were visiting us to make sure that Vince and I were surviving in Prescott after my summer of accidents. The weather couldn’t have been better, cool and bright. It was one of my first trips to a restaurant since mid-September. I could now sit for about an hour with my feet touching the floor instead of reclining.

In the limelight, this historic Corvette sat unoccupied in a parking lot on the opposite side of the street from the restaurant where we had a half-hour wait before we could get in for breakfast. We were all lightheaded and delighted about our luck!

My husband said the blue Corvette has three taillights instead of the original two. The paint job looks messed up on the back, but those spots are bits of sunlight shining through the leaves from the tree above it. The car was as pristine as the time it rolled off the factory floor.

“Three taillights.” my husband enlightened us.

Update on my DVT Health Scare for Natalie’s Coffee Share #43

Natalie, I’m using this share as another update on DVT. The best advice I have to avoid DVT is to KEEP MOVING even if it hurts!

Since Sept 15:

  • 4 days in the hospital September 15-18 could barely walk from the bed to the bathroom. Painfully walked 75 feet before getting out. Used a walker. Needed oxygen the whole time I was in the hospital.
  • 4 surgeries from September 20 – October 19 to clean out the clots from my left leg
  • September 18- Not able to recline for more than an hour before moving. Still used a walker outside for about a week.
  • Breathing exercises still needed, but pulmonary embolisms had disappeared – September 20
  • 1 round of antibiotics completed for pneumonia September 23. Our son and his girlfriend visited us from CA. I spent most of the time reclining or lying in bed. I cooked one meal – very exhausting! She cooked our next meal together after a full day of hiking that almost killed my husband. They went out to restaurants the rest of the time. I rested at home.
  • went from too big for any compression socks to size large compression socks and am now comfortable in small to medium compression socks
  • Friends visited us from CA October 14-18. I stayed home while they golfed, but took two short walks with my friend, one to photograph Halloween pictures – my first walk uphill on a street.
  • October 18 – I learned that I only have to be on blood thinners for 6 months and the cause of the DVT was definitely the torn meniscus injury and being immobile for 5 days – not the Moderna vaccines. None of the doctors recommend a third vaccination right away.
  • visited another CA friend in Mesa between doctor’s appointments on October 18 and toured the Natural History Museum and went swimming for the first time since last summer in CA
  • Coughed severely during surgery on October 19 Left in a wheelchair.
  • started taking a second blood thinner and more antibiotics for my cough on October 20
  • enjoyed my first hike on Peavine Trail with my husband on October 29 – Walked 6,600 steps.
  • lost 17 pounds since Sept 15 when my leg swelled.
  • Feel good with very little coughing. Walked 4,544 steps today. The swelling in my legs seems completely gone. Without the surgeries some people live with the swelling in their legs for the rest of their lives.

Now It’s Your Turn

Join Becky’s PastSquares challenge before it’s too late.

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  1. oh my I knew you had had a tough summer but hadn’t realised quite how scary. So glad things are finally progressing in the right direction – and yes keep moving. In fact all of us must move as much as we can .

    Fantastic car – surprised your husband wasn’t tempted to convince the owner to let him borrow it!!

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    • The owner was probably across the street in the restaurant having breakfast watching us take pictures and drool all over his car. There were two other ones there as well, but I liked the roof best on this one. Another challenge another day. 🙂

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  2. The car is gorgeous, glad you explained the spots. After the explanation one can clearly see the leaves of the tree. But oh my gosh Marsha, what a horrific health experience you’ve had. Thank goodness you’re headed back to normal after such a difficult time! “Back on your feet” quite literally!! Thanks for joining us this week – great to have you back.

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    • Thanks, Tina. I took a complete break from blogging for nearly a month. Cee did all of our PPAC posts for about a month. She’s been such a amazing support to me during this time. I’ve been slowly coming back to visiting and participating in other challenges, but I think I’m back. 🙂 Thanks for your comment. I do love the LAPC and all of you! I am doing a Challenge Host Interview of Biasini soon, rather my teddy bear, Manny is for her experience guest hosting the LAPC. He may go to Florida to meet them. We haven’t worked out all the details yet. 🙂

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  3. Marsha, Thank you for your update and linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare. What a health ordeal you’ve been through, one scary experience after another. I’m so glad you’re recovering well and getting back to normal. I hope Vince is doing OK, too. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. I love blue, blue cars, and old cars. And I am happy you are not feeling quite so blue. When I life of my trip you seemed to be on the road to recovery and it looks now like it was just beginning. What a fight. 6600 steps is a lot for many people so good on you. Keep resting, walking eating good food, and listening to your doctor. Your spirit will continue to lead you in the right direction. Better hurry, your husband needs YOU as a hiking partner. You are loved. Donna

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  5. Great photos of this 1965 corvette! So glad you are over the worst, Marsha!
    Sorry for being late here. For some reason, I just saw your post.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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