Yesterday we attended a funeral for a friend from high school. I had mentioned Ellen E. before, as she was often at the Ghosh Clinic at the same time as me. Usually her husband, Ron, was by her side while she got her infusion for cancer from a severe blood disorder, and Lon would sit and chat with both of them while I had my chemo - - - and usually fell asleep. At the funeral, Ron was absolutely crushed. When talking to him, you could hear his voice break as he tried to choke back a sob. He and Ellen were very close, and our thoughts are with the whole family.
Miss Abby came and stayed with us Thursday and Friday. On Friday, after her band lesson, Alec, Ab, and I went garage-sale-ing and had a good time. I was very fortunate to find two more Willow Tree figures (which I collect and realize that I have A LOT of them) that I did not already own. WHOO WHOO! Plus, Nina and Larry had given me a gift certificate for my birthday, to buy a new piece, since they weren't sure which ones I already had, so I made a trip to the Christian Book Store and I found the perfect one entitled "ALWAYS - - - I FEEL THE STRENGTH OF YOUR LOVE". I'll have to take a picture of my collection some day and share it with you.
Since I had the last drain removed, I am doing whatever I want!!!! I have managed to mow my yard, all of the shop area, Little Ma's yard, and our vacant lot. I am going to be cautious and not use the weed whip yet, since it is kinda heavy. I don't want to risk pulling anything that shouldn't be pulled or strained. But, still, it helps my frame of mind to get some of this mess cleaned up. I am planning on mopping my kitchen floor (even sweeping was a no-no before), and vacumning (Lon and Jenna were covering that for me), and carrying a basket of clean clothes upstairs from the basement. I know it sounds like I feel like I am now walking on the wild side after so long of not doing much physical stuff, but really, it's not as though I am planning on running with scissors or anything drastic!
We are slowly getting back to normal around here. We need to get crackin' and call some businesses that do house siding and get that lined up! Just one week before the storm, I had mentioned to Lon that I had never gotten tired of our house color (green), but I wished that it was a more modern style. It was originally put on 36 years ago when we built onto the house. We have the wider 8 inch type. After saying that, a week later we were in need of new siding, and the insurance company said to go ahead, that they would cover it! Wow! Talk about being careful about what you wish for - - - it may come true. I am happy about the new siding, but it's scary how we had to get it.
Hey, Abby and I are planning a little guessing game to put on this post, involving some crazy pictures. Watch for it.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL