|Another successful trip to Lockport!|
Here it is already with half of the weekend gone. Where did it go? It seems that time just flies by lately and not just when we're having fun. The more work there is to do the less time there is in which to do it--and that's NOT fun.|
With just two weekends left of his summer vacation Sid will be starting school on the 4th of August. Unfortunately aside from the fact that vacation will be over there is a lot more than two weekends of work left to do. Fortunately there is still lots of daylight left when he gets home from school but he'll also have school work to do so what's a guy to do--I guess he'll do like he always does and that's just to do the best he can and get done whatever can get done.
This past week he did some work while I was here with Randi and while we were gone he did additional work. While I was here he added a small area of cement next to the front porch just enough to make it safer to walk from the carport to the door. He did an excellent job if I do say so myself and using it since I've been back has been really nice. He also added several shelves in our utility/bath room and another over the door leading to that room. GREAT!
Where have I been you might ask? Well you might remember that Mom had an appointment with her retinal specialist and I had a couple of appointments myself. So let me start at the beginning of this week's adventures.
First of all Sid Randi and I left the Cottage around 10am on Thursday planning to stop at Waffle House for brunch. That worked out just fine and we enjoyed the meal and the time to relax. After our meal Randi and I continued on to Lockport while Sid ran over to the new Wal Mart and got some stuff he needed to do some of the work at the Cottage.
Randi and I stopped in Thibodaux to do a couple of things. One was to check on the location of the doctor that Mom was going to see on Friday. I had called the office to get directions but the info the young lady gave me did not jive with what I remembered being told. So I stopped at the office address she gave me and spoke with a good friend who used to work in the Mathews office. She assured me that I was correct; Mom's appointment was NOT in that office so... She gave me the address where the doctor was going to be seeing his Mathews patients from now on.
Not satisfied with just having the address I decided to drive by the place to make sure I could find it with Mom. There was parking space available so I parked and went into the office to speak with the people there. They were very nice and told me that this indeed was the place where Dr. Willson would be on Friday so I felt good about that. The only problem I could anticipate was with parking; the parking area was very small and was also for patients of a dentist in the same building. Over-flow parking had to use the street and that is in fact what we had to do on Friday. No big deal--but it does add to the problems with Mom.
While in Thibodaux I also stopped at the AT&T office to get some help with my new phone. Those people are fantastic and I will definitely write to compliment them on their attitudes and friendliness whil helping me.
Randi and I visited with Mom a little while. I brought her some of the pound cake that my SIL Bess had made for my birthday. I also brought a 6-inch ham/cheese po-boy from Subway which Mom really likes. After that visit we headed off to Bec's so I could drop Randi off with all her clothes and stuff from our trip to Alabama. Next stop--Jess' house.
At some point on our trip I realized that I did not have the little bench that I use to help Mom get into my car. Sid had moved it so we would have more space in our packing area for our trip and we forgot to put it back in the car. So after relaxing a bit at Jess' I took off AGAIN for W/M and found just what I needed. When I got back to Jess' it was for the night.
On Friday I left Jess' around 9am because it had been raining all morning and I needed to make sure I had enough time to pick up Randi get Mom into the car and to load her wheelchair into the back of the RAV. Thank goodness for Randi's help! Since we were a little early I filled my car with gas on the way and we arrived at the doctor's office right around 10am for a 10:45 appointment.
Mom received her injection in her eye as scheduled and everything went well. After the appointment she wanted to eat but getting her in/out of the car is just too difficult to do again so we went to SONIC another of her favorites. She did well with that even though her eye was patched and she did have difficulty seeing anything. Instead of going directly home we picked up some food for Rett at a little diner near his house and dropped that off; then we brought Mom to her house.
Because all of this had taken a lot of time Randi came with to the hospital for my MMG (mammogram). St. Anne General has a new MMG machine that is fantastic--it's digital and almost painless. Also the results were sent immediately to my doctor so he could discuss it with me at my appointment scheduled for 3:30 the same day.
I brought Randi to her house and went to the ob/gyn office knowing full well that I would have to wait because I was a little early. No problem! Gave me time to relax a little. My doctor is just the sweetest guy and is one of two that I usually see. After the regular check-up he showed me the MMG and said that everything looked fine. I was relieved since my last one had shown some mild problem which turned out to be nothing thank God.
Next--the long trip back home. I got back here around 7pm. On the way I drove through lots of rain but by the time I got back here the rain had stopped. Sid and I decided to have supper at Morel's even though we don't usually eat that late--8pm. There were only a couple of couples there so it was really nice--quiet relaxing calming. We ate appetizers of fried fish and I got my usual salad. Simple small scrumptious! Nothing more to be said.
Today found Sid working on more tree branches with even more discovered as we rode to the back. This is a never-ending project but there has been a tremendous amount of progress this summer. We went to the vigil Mass at St. Mary's but there is a substitute for Fr. Bob saying Masses while Fr. Bob is on sabbatical for a couple of months. This priest was excellent!
Father spoke about the Gospel of course but he reminded us of how we all have to have direction in our lives and how we need to have some kind of reference point in order to know if we are drifting from the person we believe ourselves to be. The reminded us that "we are already God's children we just need to remember that and accept His gift of Himself"--we do not deserve it; we have not earned it; but it's ours. All we have to do is accept it! WOW!
Well now that your eyes are exhausted and you ever wondered why on earth would you have started reading this I'll stop for this entry. Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
QUOTE: "Grandmother/grandchild relationships are simple: Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love." --Anonymous
NOTE: I hope my grandchildren think that 'cuz I know for sure that they are loved by me--and by their grandfather--as much as life itself. Oh yes we have to correct when necessary but we then bathe them in love--and all is forgiven. We have twelve grandchildren each one special in his or her own way--and I thank God each day for our children and their children the people who add happiness to my life every moment of every day. I am blessed in all ways--a wonderful husband great kids loving grandchildren (no none of them are perfect but they are all good people and make my life so blessed). God is good; ain't no question about that and HE has made my life good. Hmmmm--I guess I'm recognizing His wonderful gift of Himself in our family.