A few rambling thoughts this Wednesday morning ...
We made a trip to Sulphur Springs a week ago. We took the 2002 Dodge that Rick traded the Suburban for, on the trailer to Sulphur Springs. Hoping to be able to turn it quickly. The desire and plans were to go to Oregon for a vacation. The First vacation of our 34 years together.
But, alas ... our plans do not always follow thru. No one wanted to buy the truck "as is".
Sigh. Hard to see the desires and plans fall out of our hands like grains of sand -- but we trust the Lord. We ask Him to order our steps, to direct our ways. Perhaps He knows better than we do ... and He is protecting us.
Anyway - so rather than selling the 2002 Dodge pickup, Rick put it in the shop over at Paris - Precision Auto. They are in the process of running a diagnostic on it. Rick wanted to have it checked out completely. Will he sell it? We don't know. It is listed "For Sale". We can't see that we need it - we have 2 other pickups. Waiting to see what the Lord will do ...
Rick had his doctor and dialysis center visit last Wednesday, too. Good report from both! Doctor said that his liver is functioning good, that the toxins are being flushed at a good level - by both the kidneys still working and the dialysis. His albumin level was up. His total blood count was good - 11.3! He has lost another 2 pounds - now down to around 248! Still working to get his phosphorus levels down, can't seem to find just the right binder to take with his meals. Sigh. Help us pray that his body will tolerate the binders better, and that the binders will actually Work!
We spent a couple of days at the old house. Visited with Rick's parents, had a couple of meals there. Tina came up with her granddaughters. Oh my! Sumer and Kayleigh are growing so much! David and Crystal better get ready! LOL.
Got to see Elijah and Brooklyn. Enjoyed the laughter and the love. Did a little shopping with Brooklyn - just her and Grannee! Bought her new ta-ta holders, LOL.
Visit with Mandy - so very proud of her! She is back at the school system - working with the challenged kids. She looks awesome! You can tell she is so happy once again. I am so glad! Life is too short to be in a job that you are miserable in - good and excellent at, but miserable in.
We left Sulphur Springs Friday afternoon after a few errands. Stopped at the QT in Greenville for a potty break. It was a busy time for the store. Rick went to the restroom, and when he came out he said there were several guys in front of him, and several coming into the bathroom, too. For whatever reason, he didn't see the "wet floor" cone. It was a collapsible cone, should have either collapsed, or at least slid out of the way when he touched it. But it didn't. He said that it was more like it was stuck to the floor, and it tripped him. He went down. Caught himself on his knees and his left arm. An accident report was filled out and turned in. He is sore - doesn't bounce as good as he used to. Pray for him - that the soreness will soon release him.
Back to Coffee Creek RV Resort. I miss these people so much when we are gone! There are some people in life that come and go ... and some people get into your heart! These are those - they have gotten into my heart! I love them!
Monday night we had the meal together. We enjoy those times of fellowship so much! No drinking, no smoking, no bad language. Just good clean fun! Laughing ... joking ... hugs ... and good food! Monday night was sandwiches, chips, dip, and a Twinkie pie! Sweet and unsweet tea, with lemonade, too. Oh and good, sweet, cold Watermelon!!!
This next Monday night will be "Bring your own meat to cook" ... everyone is to bring their meat to grill, Baked potatoes will be furnished, salad will be brought ... and as always - dessert!
We are not working at the park today. Today is payday - the time to balance the checkbook, pay the bills, medications refilled, a few groceries to be bought. Also need to clean this house, do a little laundry. Would like to finish setting up my new computer.
Oh, my new computer! About 4 months ago, Rick bought me a new laptop. This one is getting slower and slower, and the keyboard is wearing thin - to the point that some of the letters cannot be seen LOL! But, I have been so busy that the new laptop was still in the box this last week! I decided to take it to the old house and work on getting it set up and ready to use while I was there.
I opened it, plugged it in, booted it up. Uh ... it got to a point that said I had to activate Windows. ? I tried. Followed it step by step. Didn't work. I called the number for Microsoft. They walked me thru the set up - didn't work. They said they hadn't seen that happen. ? What? So, I called Robert -the guy I bought it from. Now this was a Brand-New computer, not a used one, not a re-built one. Brand New! I told Robert that I had not opened it in the 4 months that I had had it. He laughed, and gave me such a hard time over that! LOL. I told him what it was doing - or rather not doing - and he said that he had set up over 100 computers and had never seen that! Asked me to bring it back to him, said he would help me.
So, we took it to him that afternoon. At first it looked like it was going to go straight thru. But then ... it said that Windows had to be activated to proceed. He said he had no idea what to do. Hummm...well, neither did Microsoft!
He had no other laptop to exchange with me ... the only thing he had was a brand new HP All-in-One desktop, Touch screen!!! He even exchanged with me! All right! A bigger computer, a better computer! Windows 8 - taking some getting used to. Still working on getting it all ready to use - but at least it is out of the box!!! LOL
Well, one cup of coffee down ... time to fix another and get to work! God bless you and yours in this day ... and always! Love you all! Praying for you - that the God of all comfort will wrap His loving arms around you and pour out His Grace and Mercy on you, on yours!
Catch ya' later!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here