Return to Fleet Farm

The last time Bob and I stopped by the Appleton Fleet Farm was last December. After our visit that day, I noticed swelling in his legs. That meant a different ride, to the Emergency Room at St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay.

Today, was the first time the two of us went for a ride to the Appleton Fleet Farm alone–we had stopped at the Green Bay store with Rachel after an oncology appointment, but that doesn’t count. Today we were on our own.

Bob wanted to get a new chain for his small chain saw. It turned out they were out of stock, so he just got a file. When we came home, Bob set about sharpening the dull chain he had.

I was not prepared for this quick trip. My plans for the day included planting canna lilies I had saved last fall. Too bad for my flowers. Bob really wanted to take the trip to ‘his’ store, so we went.

Of course, we couldn’t get out of the store with one item. Other animal treats also came home with us, which pleased Sunny, our dog, and Othello and Cruella our cats.

Still, doing something ordinary like taking a trip to Fleet Farm felt good. It had nothing to do with doctors or medicine and that was a good feeling.

Now I’m going outside and hope to get my tubers planted before Bob comes up with another chore for me–BTW: he’s riding the lawn mower now. He put his saw aside for the time being.

Bob’s favorite store
Photo Rachel took May 16th