Did you notice that I've been writing my journal at differing times and not quite every day? Just trying to keep you guessing. Nah! It's just that when Sid's not in school, things tend to slow down around here. Of course, he's doing a lot of stuff around the Cottage, but telling you about that would be putting in a lot of repetitive info, so... Trying to write every-other-day still puts a strain on my brain to give you something worth reading, but I try. Naturally, everything I write about is interesting to us--it IS about our life together after all--but what others think about it is another thing.
After we got the telephone and computer problems tended to, we thought we'd be through with that kind of stuff for a while. No way! Yesterday, we received the lumber we purchased to build our carport, and, as the delivery guy was leaving, we noticed a wire hanging from another wire between a post in our yard and a post across the highway. The lumber guy said it was a cable wire, and Sid moved it next to the post in our yard and made a call to Charter, our cable company. Wrong move!
He also made a call to Entergy to have them remove a pole that was being used by Mis' Dot. They said they'd be here soon. Wrong again!
Today, the Charter guy came over, looked at the wire, and told us that it was NOT a cable wire, so, of course, he couldn't deal with it. So far, we have not seen nor heard from Entergy, so we're not sure where we stand on that; we THINK the hanging wire is a telephone wire, but we're not sure about that either. So---
Right now, we have a fallen wire (NOT cable, possibly telephone, possibly Entergy) all rolled up and sitting next to the post in our yard. We are waiting for Entergy to show up, and perhaps they can tell us what that wire is. Then, if it's NOT theirs, we'll have to call AT&T again and have THEM remove it. What a pain!
On to more "fun" things: Today, we finally took Mis' Dot's mailbox down, and we're using the post on which it stood to put up our own address and name. Sid did that this afternoon. This is not going to be our final/permanent post, but it suffices for now. Right now, we still get our mail at the post office, but eventually, I'd like to have it delivered here, so we'll deal with a more permanent fixture later. I haven't gone out yet to check it out at the road, but it looks pretty good sitting on the porch.
Sid has been working on clearing out the barn and has put up some braces to hang two ladders. That may not seem like much, but it totally cleared up a whole section of the barn. Gradually, he's clearing things out, and that will be a real blessing. Right now, I'm afraid to walk around in there--who knows what creatures might be lurking in all the tools, sawdust, furniture, etc. If creatures lurk, I DO NOT!
Bess and Nathan came by to see if we wanted to head over to DON's for supper on Saturday, but we had to inform them that the coupons only work on Mondays through Thursdays, so we'll have to wait. Of course, Sid and I--and possibly Bess--might still go one day next week. Nathan will be back at work then, so we'll just have to see what happens.
Our little Channie had an accident at her little school today. Apparently, she slipped and fell, causing injury to her lip. She was still crying when they called Jess to let her know--the injury wasn't serious, but it was enough that they wanted Channie's Mom to be prepared to see a "fat lip" on her little girl. Channie must have been hurting, 'cuz she wouldn't even talk to her Mom. Late news informed Jess that the injury wasonly to her lip and did not damage her teeth.
Speaking of Jess, we have wonderful news--Lance, her ex-husband, has asked her to marry him--AGAIN! And she said YES! The entire family is thrilled. Lance, or Hap as he is known, never really left the family, and we are so happy that he and Jess have decided to marry again, to bring their family back together. Please pray that the happiness they are feeling right now only gets better and better. We love Jess; we love Lance; we love their children; they love one another; they love their children---what better reasons for them to get back together. We wish them all the happiness in the world! (And, it's about time!!! LOL)
Today was Martha Anne's f/u visit with her family doctor after her knee replacement surgery. She asked me to bring her there, so, of course, I did. Her appointment was for 9:45am; we didn't get out of there until after 11am--they seemed to have forgotten her in the exam room. Can't say too much about that because when I was nursing, my doctor and I forgot one also ('course, the chart had not been put in our cubby hold, but still...). Anyway, she was told that she is doing extremely well, so the news was good.
After the appointment, MA asked me to take her to a local grocery for a "few" items--hmmmmmm--let's just say my definition of FEW is not the same as hers. It isn't that I didn't want to take the time, I got concerned about her because I could see that she was really tired. When we got to the check-out, I finally convinced her to let me take care of the groceries, and she went into the car. She did OK, but I know she was extremely exhausted.
That's it for tonight! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a terrific tomorrow. Our boys are heading to Carencro (sp?) for a baseball tourney this weekend, so please keep them in your prayers for a safe trip there and back.
HEARTFELT BLESSING: "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." --Johann Von Goethe
NOTE: You know the expression that includes: woulda, shoulda, coulda? Well, that's what this quote is all about. Don't wait for the "right day" to do something--that's a "one of these days" situation--TODAY is the right day to make your dreams come true. START today--that's all you can ask of yourself, and your "woulda, shoulda, coulda" days will become your I DID IT days!