Thursday, July 18, 2013
Every time it stormed, we had to go into the basement to avoid being killed if one of these trees uprooted and smashed through the roof. There are only so many "Divine Mercies" one should pray before also doing what can be done to help the situation!
As an unintended result of this project, we now have lots more LIGHT in the kitchen, mud room and garage.
Although I don't miss the big ugly dead trees, I really do miss the two pretty healthy ones that were just beyond the back deck. However, I am grateful that we made this decision and took the needed action to protect our family and our home from dangerous falling trees and limbs on windy and stormy days and nights.
The non-stop Violent coughing was the worst symptom for me, (which actually caused my rib to break!), a thousand times in each 24 hours and Sam had the very same thing. It was like a terrible Flu. In addition to his respiratory symptoms, Larry's knee(s),(arthritis and bone on bone) were severely painful making each step he took, agony. We were coming to the reality that we are ageing! What a shock. I used to be 19!!!!
We are both much better from the illnesses which took every bit of three-four weeks to shake. Larry will soon be having surgery to repair his knee and I hope and pray that it will be total success like his last one.
I found out why folks who are sick like to talk about it and realize that although it may be interesting to the ones experiencing it,... not so much to the folks who are listening to it!!!!!
The cooler weather lent itself well to the making of delicious homemade meals in the wonderful kitchen. We really enjoyed watching some cable TV all together as we don't have cable at home! It was a nice change of pace to be relaxed and not busy...
Then Meg picked up her phone and called her husband. Jon happened to be on his lunch break at his favorite place to grab a sandwich which is very nearby. He was here within 5 minutes!
Thank you so much, Jon!
The next week, we had a live bird fall into the same woodstove and Larry had to open the basement windows and then the fireplace to let it fly outside!!!!Yuck!!!
I am wondering if it is time to get a nice normal house in a subdivision!
Please Lord Jesus, be with both of these ladies, due on the same weekend, as they bring their children into the world.
I can certainly see what my MIL enjoyed about crocheting! She liked to challenge herself and used complicated patterns and intricate stitches. I am sticking to the basics for now, and enjoy this simple activity in the evening hours when my work for the day is finished. I like going to the yarn store to pick out colors and types of yarn, but buy for only one project at a time and finish each one before getting into the next. I am working on my next afghan at this time, for a certain baby boy expected in a few months!