Saturday, August 19, 2006
Another beautifully warm day. We had a good visit with family and took a lot of good pictures. The only problem is that I have a tendency to eat too much since so much is being cooked. That is actually good thing in one sense – I need to gain some more weight! The kids went shopping for clothes, etc with the Granny and the Aunts.
Life just keeps on moving – it seems like it passes so fast. When we compare pictures from years ago the kids have grown so much.
This is day two of my new chemo regimen – it is going as good as it gets – just more tired than usual.
I ate some pears today, the biggest I have ever seen. My parent’s neighbor has a pear tree by the driveway and this year it had a bumper crop. The variety is probably the kind you cook or can since they are harder than the kind you buy in the store for eating fresh. The texture is crunchy like an apple, but juicy and sweet. After eating the second one, Robin proceeds to tell me that my mom said not to eat too many at one time or else it can give you the runs. Great, now you tell me after I finished off softball sized pear number two! Well, I’ll find out tomorrow if that is true or not.
Some bad news came our way today, Robin’s mother had a cousin (and her daughter) who both died in a car accident today. The details are not in yet, however. You never know when you will be called home, so live while there is still time. Make every day a sweet one if you can, living in the fear and reverence of God doing His will. There can be no regrets in a life lived as such.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Guess what happened today – around 1:30 am. I fell asleep on the couch around 11 something and then woke up around 1:30 am. I was laying there wide awake when it happened. Suddenly, I heard a knock on either the window or the glass door right there by my head. A few of the vertical blind slats were open because of a plant that sits on the window ledge and a lamp was still on next to the door. My ‘Rambo’ mentality kicked in and I realized that I could possibly be seen by someone standing outside of the window. So, what do I do? Could that have been a bug flying into the window or glass door? I don’t know of any enemies that may be messing with me and we are to far from the street for kids to be messing around. Anyway, I got up and first turned off the lamp and then the kitchen stove light. This allowed me to see outside, but I could not see anyone or anything, so I let Robin know what was going on and then loaded my ‘friend’. (Of course I let Robin know I loaded my friend), got my MagLight, then I checked on the kids. Everything looked fine.
Then, after all of that, we realized that the A/C compressor was ‘stuck’ in the ‘on’ position. Now this has happened before and the only way to ‘fix’ the problem is to go – you guessed it – outside to turn off the breaker. Dog gone it! I was all Rambode up, but not to the point that I was looking to go outside. Shoot! So, I just decided to let the compressor run (which means the cooling coils stay cold) and I would just turn it to ‘fan’ so it would not freeze up – so basically the A/C was on from around 1:30 am to 6 am. When I awoke, the house was so cold I could have stored a side beef in it. By this time the sun was up and I went outside and took care of the A/C business. It is working now.
Church was really good. The message was, in part, about not complaining. That is a trap that is easy to fall into. Tim and Callie came over to visit the kids. They are having fun.
I be back later.