Got a text from D&L first thing this morning asking if I could hold myself ready to help with hay if the local feed store had any. I said sure, even if I’d had other plans I’d have changed them for that.
Just got back and I have to say D is doing great for a guy who got out of the hospital from a stroke a month ago. I had to take over stacking duty which is normally his station and he didn’t like it; he worked the hand truck but kept insisting on helping me with the high bales and only admitted he was out of steam on the very last one. Complained as we were cleaning up that his abilities were coming back well enough but he got frustrated by how quickly he tired. I told him the usual (true) platitudes about how well he was doing for so recent a stroke, and that he was just going to have to get used to being told to be patient. He really is doing remarkably well.