I awoke Saturday morning praying that I wouldn't feel anything like I did the day before. I had a ray of hope that the script for Levothyroxin the doc had written for me would make some sort of difference. It's a tiny pill that is basically synthetic thyroid hormone. As I understand it, if your thyroid gland doesn't produce thyroid hormone like it should, your entire system can get all off kilter. Hmmm, sounds like my life the past three years.
At 6am I popped a pill and went back to bed for an hour (you have to take these on an empty stomach, so I couldn't have breakfast or anything). The alarm summoned me again at 7am and I started my day feeling much better than I have in weeks. Today is Sunday and only the second day of taking the little magic pills, but I am noticing a difference and I like what's happening.
So, after some grub I packed a few tools and headed to Carvins Cove to install some trail signs we've been working on for a while. Brain and I stopped by the Roanoke County Parks & Rec building to pick up the Ditch Witch SK500 trail machine and the fancy auger attachment.
We met up with Paul, Adam and his wife Kim and the Grandfather, who's truck was full of trail signs and posts and all ready for installation!
We drove the caravan of vehicles as far as we could into the Cove before unloading the DW and augering out the first of many holes. After some experimenting with different augering methods, and a quick 45 degree chainsaw cut to the top of the post (so water runs off) we placed the first sign of the day in the ground at the intersection of Happy Valley, Schoolhouse and Little Bell. Looks good, doesn't it?
As the day progressed, my little magic pill I had taken continued to work just fine. I felt great all day and more "normal" than in a long, long time. I pray it continues. We worked until about 4:30pm and knocked out most of the signs on the "lower" trails. We hope to head back out there to complete the job next Saturday.