I have been reading, in a lot of my favorite blogs, that they too do a lot of thinking about not blogging anymore. Until I read Al’s post the other day, I was sure I was the only one experiencing these feelings. It’s good to know I am not alone in this. I have been writing a blog since 6-26-07, and there have been plenty of times when I thought I would just quit, but then I would get a heart warming note from one of my readers, and it would change my mind. I know at least a couple of family members would really be upset with me, if I quit. So, I trudge on. The hard part for me is putting into words how I feel about our experience. I honestly hope that someone out there is getting a little out of what I write. I try to relay the fact that even on a low income, like ours, it is still possible to travel and live fairly well. Ok, enough on that, but thanks Al for your great post on this subject.
Just got off the phone with Uncle Boone. Good news on that front. When he went in to have his blood count checked this week, it was still up to 9.7. The Doctor told him he wouldn’t even have to get his count checked this next week. This hasn’t happened since he first found out about his illness. Also his platelets have fallen way back down. The only problem he is having right now is the weight loss. He is a very big person, 6' 3”, and he is now down to 162lbs. He thinks he has quit losing though, so maybe it will go the other way now.
A few months ago, Uncle Boone’s truck was broken into, and all of his fishing rods and tackle were stolen. This was about the only hobby he could still participate in. He would take a lawn chair, his poles, and just sit beside a stream in the fresh air. The nurses at the Nursing Home were asking him about his Hobbies, and he told them the story. A couple of days later one of the nurses came back in and asked if he would be offended if she brought him some fishing tackle and rods? One of her friends had a bunch of fishing equipment that he no longer used and wanted to donate it to Uncle Boone. This story made my heart swell, till I thought it would burst. Just when you think this world has turned into a horrible place, something like this happens, and restores your confidence in our society.
I took a couple more pictures of the area where we are staying and will share them with you.
Talked to my best Buddy earlier today and she is doing very well too. Her platelets have come down, so looks like she is on the mend.
Hope you all have a great Sunday. We are just kicking back and taking it easy. We will be watching the Broncos later, but that’s it.