|Eve of the Fourth of July!|
It's been quite a few days since last I put an entry in my journal. Monday in fact! WOW! We have been so busy that I hadn't even realized it had been that long. Sorry about that folks! I'll try to play "catch up" with what's been going on here and about since my last entry.|
We have been having computer problems over the past few days. First when Randi tried to get on-line the other day she couldn't! Boy! Was she an unhappy camper! We tried everything we could but nothing worked. We finally called our friendly local computer repair man--we really like him and he's very reasonable in his pricing. He came over and looked at Randi AND Sid's computers--mine was working just fine--and got both of them working. AFTER HE LEFT Randi's computer stopped working and we couldn't get it going again. Mr. Martin tried to help over the phone but no luck! He said he'd come over which he did; he spent some time working on it to no avail. He took it with him and said he would scan it to see if there was a virus or whatever not having to rush too much since we would be in Lockport for my aunt's funeral.
While we were in Lockport he called and said the computer was working just fine so he brought it back and put it in a secret place since we weren't there--LOL. I prayed all the way back that her computer would actually work--and it did; however MINE DIDN'T! Sid's computer works; Randi's worked; mine didn't and doesn't. I do have my laptop though and IT WORKS. Hmmmm--we're having the GEEK PATROL come over on Sunday to check it out. Hopefully they can solve the problem and ALL computers in the Cottage will work.
Aunt Hazel's funeral Mass was held at Holy Savior chuch on Thursday morning. Because she and her family have been away from Lockport for many years it was a very small funeral service; however my Mom was able to attend the entire service including the burial. Sid and I managed to deal with her wheelchair and lack of hearing and I know she was glad to be able to attend. We also brought Rick to the wake for a little while.
The attending priest Fr. Rogers was pastor at St. Mary's in Raceland when Sid was principal at the parish school. He was so glad to see a familiar face and he did an excellent job. This was his first funeral as pastor of the parish--yes he had only moved in a week before. Fr. Rogers gave a lovely homily; Ed Aunt Hazel's son gave a eulogy filled with loving memories he had of his Mom; the singer provided beautiful music that I know Aunt Hazel would have loved. The burial was in the parish mausoleum and Mom was even able to attend that. I think Aunt Hazel would have loved (and probably watched) this last show of love for her. Rest in peace Aunt Hazel.
After the funeral Sid and I hurried back to Jess' to babysit Channie while she went to an appointment. Jan was supposed to relieve us (like it was chore--LOL) but she had a lot of unexpected work at the nursing home in which she is an LPN so we stayed a little longer. Then we stopped at my cousin's daughter's home where everyone had stopped after the funeral. We barely got to see two of my cousins as they were leaving but we did get a chance to visit with Di and several of her kids which was really nice.
Our trip home included a stop at a religious supply store that we love so that we could get a wedding gift for another of our nieces who will be getting married next month. We also had supper at Politz' in Thibodaux one of our favorite eating place. Randi LOVES their shrimp remoulade--and so do we.
Today Sid and I took a quick trip to BR to do a little shopping. Randi decided to stay home while we went which was fine. She can handle herself quite well and we had enough food for her to have dinner which included left-over fettucini from yesterday. Sid and I got burgers at Wendy's on the way back.
Well I think you're "caught up" with our goings-on. Hope you had a good week and that you have a safe and relaxing FOURTH OF JULY! While eating and sharing with family please remember our young men and women in the military who make this celebration possible today.
QUOTE: "We hold in our hands the most precious gift of all: Freedom. The freedom to express our art our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us!" --Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider (Northern Exposure)
NOTE: All I will say about this is: Thank God for those who came before and saw the wisdom of their actions and provided for us the freedom that we experience today; thank God for those who are here now those who give up their own freedom to make sure that ours is never taken away. God bless our young men and women in the military!