This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

What a Difference.......

A day makes.  My Thursday/Friday routine this week was definitely a picture of life's contrasts.  Thursday was a great day while Friday was not so great.  Here's a quick summary:

Thursday - 08:30 a.m - I left Piney Point to pick up excess deck supplies from a job site to return to 84 Lumber for Brady.  Doing so netted him a $960 credit.

Friday - I left my house at 7 a.m to head up to Prince Frederick for a Mohs surgery appointment.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - Following 84 Lumber and  some other stops in Lexington Park, I met up with John Carbone in Scotland Beach and spent the next couple hours touring and enjoying his Gator Trails along the Bay and in the woods.  I took these pics including some of the old cemetery on the property along with John's dozen deer stands scattered about.  Wonderful time, very relaxing and I enjoyed it very much.  Thank you John.

One Trail Runs Along Bay; That's Sharon and Brian Barnhill Estate at Northern End of John's Property

Old Richardson Cemetery With Tombstones Dating Back to 1814 

John's Brother Vic's Deer Stand - Vic's Ashes Are Buried Beneath the Antlers On the Base of the Tree

View Across Long Neck Creek From John's Property - Buzzy's Homeplace With House My Sister Donna and Husband Jerry Taylor Had Built by Puggie Pulliam

Back to Friday - 8:00 a.m. I arrived at Anne Arundel Dermatology office in Prince Frederick to have a cancerous spot removed from my nose.   It took 4 very long hours to complete the procedure and was an awful time.  No photos here of me being cut up as I wouldn't want to gross you out by doing so (not just yet anyway.)  Here then is a shot of the office building where Anne Arundel Dermatology is located (one block behind Nick's of Prince Frederick.) 

Thursday - 1 p.m. thru the afternoon at Buzzy's Country Store we had a very nice 94th birthday  celebration for Charlie Simms.  Excellent, excellent fun time.  Lots of food and thank you to everyone who brought something.   Charlie had a good time and all in all it was a great afternoon.  Thank you to everyone for dropping by and wishing Charlie a Happy Birthday.  Couple photos here were taken by Kim Wiley.

Charlie Bending Lisa's Ear With Clutch Listening In

On the other hand, my Friday-afternoon-1 p.m.-on-time was nowhere near as much fun.  Following my surgery and Pam driving me home, I was back in Piney Point where I spent the afternoon resting but hurting in bed with an ice pack on my nose.  Here then is the gross out photo I promised you and yes, I felt even worse than I look.

Move Over Freddy Krueger Your Replacement is Here
Such is the yin and yang of life I guess.  One day it's good and the next day it's not so good.  But like the old timers say - any day that you survive is a good one.  Even though my Friday was nowhere near as enjoyable as was my Thursday, I survived it and hey, it's only rock n roll right?

Speaking of music, I had thought to play the Dinah Washington's What a Difference a Day Makes song for you. Yet that tune is more about how romance can make a difference in your day(s) and believe me there was nothing romantic about my surgery.  (OK, there was this attractive nurse's assistant who had a sexy little vibe about her.  However, in my sliced and diced up discombobulated condition, I was in no mood to entertain any kind of romantic thoughts about her much less try and flirt with her.  Maybe next time at a followup visit, but not this past Friday.  Chalk it off to another liability of getting old and infirm - when you're hurtin' you don't feel like  flirtin'.)  

Music-wise then, check out this U2 tune that is a little more apropos of what I'm trying to say here about my past 2 days: some days really are better than others.  


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