The summer that my husband Dennis had his motorcycle wreck was an unusally hot summer. While we were sitting in the hospital it was over the 100's almost every day. When we finally went to Houston for rehab in August, it was in the 100 + teens. So with people going in and out working on our house remodel and ADA upgrade, my yard got very little attention. There were some who tried to help it, but it was just so hot that it was almost a lost cause . We were very thankful for the ones who did try and keep it going, (we know who you are and you have our sincere thanks). So now I want our backyard to by a haven for Dennis to go out and enjoy when the weather is nice. With SCI patients you can only tolerate about 75 degrees cold and not very hot. They can not sweat below their injury level so your body can not take the heat. Dennis's injury is very high so he can't take a lot of heat. We used to go out in the courtyard at Houston and you could cut the humidity with a knife, it would almost take your breath away. We would sit out there and feed the pigeons and be so homesick that we promised to never complain about home again. On a good night we wouldn't hear gunshots (not kidding) or see the news helicopters circling above us(not kidding again), but we just wanted to go home. We are not "city folk" and we longed for the easy laid back living of our little town. So after about 6 years our back yard is finally getting back to normal. It took a beating and it has taken awhile for it to come back.
These are the last two babiesThis is the momma and baby