Wow, wow, wow…….WOW~! What a week. I should have looked at my last post and see where I left off, but I didn’t and just too tired to…… I am going to presume most of you know my Bride has been under the weather. As it turns out… that is putting it mildly. She has been all over the place, feeling good and feeling bad. She spent two days in a row mostly sleeping (which is a really good thing) she had a ‘better’ day after that and then went back to feeling poorly. Yesterday we decided she needed to go to the clinic. Good call. We spent a couple of hours in the clinic, where Angie had several breathing treatments and an X-Ray. After several tests it was determined she has pneumonia. Crap~! She has a little bit of water in one lung and the other lung has *?**?**?**?**?** (top of the lung has folded over a little bit). Doc’s weren’t overly concerned with either issue, saying with the right treatment she will be fit as fiddle in “no time”. With that being said, they directed us to the Emergency Room at the local hospital. I’m going to digress here a minute and comment on our local hospital. I have only been in there one other time and that was for a blood test and to pick up some documents. Now I have to tell you— I have heard multiple “horror” stories of our hospital. From what I saw….. they are all accurate. OMG – Our Emergency Room looks like something off of the set of Hill Street Blues. Pathetic is the first word that comes to mind. Ancient outdated [empty] cabinets in nasty dis-repair, worn faded paint on the walls, the rails of the beds (IF it had rails) were covered in rust. Pretty sure none of the floors have seen any wax since the 90’s. The admin office looked like something you see under a bridge in San Francisco. Now granted, comparing it to anything in the states (which is all I can do) may not be fair……. but it sure does not instill a sense of  comfort or security…. wow~! Anyhow — the nurses and the ‘Doc’ were all personable and seemed like they were proficient (bar the one nurse that could not get a needle into Angie’s arm) in what they were doing. They [finally] took multiple blood samples, gave Angie another breathing treatment and then held her for several more hours to ensure she was responding to the medications she had been given and that her temperature had come down to a safe level. Long night, not getting back to the house until close to 11:00PM. I got her settled and happy to report she had a pretty decent nights sleep. Today she seemed almost like her ‘old self’…. to the point where I “chastised” her for trying to do do much today and I think I have her convinced to keep her narrow little ass touchas on the couch and take it easy. We’ll see. I have stopped diving until I’m comfortable leaving her alone for more than hour or so. Today I got laundry done, grocery shopping (so we are now stocked back up) and the yard mowed. Tomorrow we are both gonna take it easy. Sorry for missing writing so much~!

Good Night Ya’ll + + + + + + + + + + + Thankx for stopping in~!



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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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