We are giving thanks for all of our good news. Thanks to the Lord and thanks to all of you.
You all know that the waiting is the hard part. Remember when you were young and you didn’t think Christmas or Hanukah would ever arrive? Mom and Dad always tried to find things to keep you occupied so you’d quit bugging them about how much longer. Getting out of school for summer, the same thing. Those poor teachers.
Well, we haven’t changed all that much as we’ve gotten older. Just that the things we are waiting for now are different – such as waiting for a lung transplant like Sherry and Charley, or waiting for a husband to wake up after four weeks in ICU for Nan and John, or waiting for the end of chemo and radiation for throat cancer like Sharon and Ron.
In our case it was waiting to find out if the cancer had spread and what course of action we can take. The best way to wait is to stay busy.
Thank goodness Jim has his boat to putz with. The weather has been lousy for fishing. Not for the fish but for Jim. We’ve been breaking all kinds of records for heat. 106 both Saturday and Sunday. 100 yesterday and again today. But he still had stuff to do on the boat. Most of it I don’t have a clue what it was but we did get him a new fish finder and I know he worked on getting that mounted and set up. I had to drag him into the air conditioning a few times.
We also bought a patio set. A couple of weeks ago Jim was sitting outside and our rocking camp chair fell apart with him in it. I think he might have cracked his tail bone. If not cracked, bruised really bad. He’s still in a lot of pain. Then last week Jan and Bill came over for lunch with us and all we had to offer them were those lousy fold up chairs that are so uncomfortable.
We have never owned a patio set and we decided now might be a good time to find one. We looked at several places. They had to be rocking chairs and I wanted padding. We finally found a set on sale at Big Lots.
And the best part of the whole thing was that Jim had to put it all together. Remember that keeping him busy idea. He could only work on it for a short time before I’d make him come in and cool off. So it did take him awhile to get it all done. In fact the table wasn’t done for a couple of days.
Now I’m hoping that Jan and Bill are willing to come back and see us again since we have chairs for them to sit on.
You’re going to have to wait until June 24th to see Jim and I all gussied up (as Aunt Happy would say) for the wedding.