Friday, May 24, 2013
ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE KELLY HAS A DIFFICULT TIME DEALING WITH HER MEDICINE’S SIDE EFFECTS
OUR FRONT YARD FROG POND REALLY DOES HAVE FROGS IN IT
It appears Kelly's fever may have broke in the night. She woke up around 1 a.m. & her pyjamas were soaked in sweat. This morning she walked into the living room saying she was feeling a bIt better. Her breathing was easier & the pains in her chest weren't as bad. But after a short morning walk it also became clear she still had a ways to go before being out of the woods with all this. She still has her rasping cough & energy levels are remaining very low. She was due to work the week-end & I think this is the first time in nearly 10 years she couldn’t make it. Resting in her chair & on her bed she spent the whole day inside. At the time of publishing this tonight she is not feeling well at all but we think it may be the side effects of the medicine she is taking. I think these kinds of things always feel worse at night too. Thanks to readers for all their best wishes these past weeks & I'm hopeful we’ll see Kelly’s health begin to turn around over the next few days.
Being long distance property owners has it's problems. It's been nearly 2 months since leaving our Winter home base in Congress Arizona & because of the 2300 mile distance we just can't pop into the Jeep or Motorhome & slip on down to check on things. A neighbor kind of keeps an eye on our place & brings his sheep over to graze & keep the grass down but he's not an avid computer or camera person so it's rare to hear from him or see any photos of our property. The local electric company has been installing new meters in the area & we had already left by the time they installed ours. Apparently the meters are larger & the door panel covering our meter on the front of the house was just left laying on the porch by the electric company crew. Enter our good RVing friends Mike & Pat McFall who spend their winter months at NORTH RANCH just a few miles away. Pat & Mike have voluntarily dropped by our place from time to time to check on things & send us pictures of how our house & property are looking. Mike even went out of his way to put the door panel box back on our electric meter. So nice to have trusted friends who voluntarily go out of their way to help. A big thank you to Pat & Mike who are leaving within a day to begin the long drive back to Custer up there in the Black Hills of South Dakota where they will spend the summer months at their digs there before returning to North Ranch south of Congress in the Fall.
HERE’S MIKE WORKING ON FIXING OUR ELECTRIC METER PANEL DOOR
With a drive to a Clinton Accountant & a Seaforth Credit Union earlier this week Kelly was able to tie up the last few remaining loose ends of Uncle Harry's estate. A few small tax matters remaining but basically the estate has been settled. Aunt Jean was a big help when she was here last month so everything went very smoothly. And of course a big thank you to Uncle Harry himself for setting things up so well years ago before passing away last month. A few weeks ago I came across a photo of Uncle Harry I took about 4 years ago when he was living in an assisted living facility in Woodstock Ontario. I well remember taking the photo that day & had myself a little chuckle when I took it. Harry was always quite a dapper ladies man & when stationed in England during the WW2 I am sure he had girlfriends on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only an avid pool player, Uncle Harry was also a very serious card player & if you wanted to play cards with him you had better have some money in your pocket. Harry always played to win & losing was never an option. I couldn't help but think of this when I took the photo. In the photo below he is playing pool with a lady staff member at the Park Place care facility about 4 years ago. Being is his usual charming self I’m sure Uncle Harry very much appreciated his pretty opponent whether she could play pool or not. At the Ritz Villa where Harry passed away last month one of the Senior staff members told us Harry was always very well liked by the staff because he was always a Gentleman & treated all his care givers with respect.
UNCLE HARRY WOULD HAVE TURNED 97 LAST WEEK
Came across a line on GYPSY'S latest post left by commenter Dorrie Anne of DORRIE ANNE'S ADVENTURES. The last line in her comment jumped out at me & read, "Write down your thoughts. It really does help to get them out of your brain where you can see them"……. I hadn't thought of that before but it makes a whole lot of sense & goes a long way into explaining why writing is a form of feeling good for a lot of folks like myself. Seems one carries a jumble load of thoughts in one's brain which can easily become lost amidst the swirl of confusion reigning there at times. Sitting down & sorting through that swirling fog one is often able to pull something meaningful out of one’s head & transfer it to the written word on a computer screen. Or a piece of paper if you will. Sitting looking at the unscrambled words one can formulate a clearer perspective of where one is & what one is actually thinking. Kind of like separating the wheat from the chaff. The wheat appears much clearer to one's reading eye than the swirling chaff blowing around in one's head. I think Dorrie Anne hit the nail on the head when she said in part, 'get them out of your brain where you can see them'. Yep, works for me alright. Well sometimes it does anyway. Other times I just end up wandering around aimlessly in my own mind looking for a couple words to stick together………………….
GROANER'S CORNER:)) Ever wonder what would happen if you got scared half to death….twice!!
Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change.
There was a duck that went to a local store to buy Chapstick. The clerk asked if he would pay cash and the duck said, no, just put it on my bill.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.