Thursday, December 28, 2017

We’re truly getting down to the end of this year. Just a few days more and we’ll be writing 2018 legitimately. Robert saw his Urologist for the last time yesterday. We had mixed feelings about the visit. We truly like the man, but at the same time we’re happy to not have to see him for Robert’s healthcare any more, meaning that Robert is well and all of his kidney/prostrate problems are history. Robert really didn’t need to go back in as he’s been fine for a couple of months now, but we felt that one last visit to say goodbye and thank you was in order. When we told the dr. that we wouldn’t be able to see him anymore, as our insurance had changed, he sounded very disappointed. We feel he likes us as much as we like him. But life moves on. . .

The mail ran yesterday and we received the anticipated shipment of track ties to go with the shipment of rail that we’d received the day before. Robert has been happily putting the two together and will be connecting the ends of the line either today or tomorrow, depending on the temperature outside. Yesterday afternoon he was working and suddenly the weather changed. The wind picked up and with it brought a freezing blast of icy air. Robert said it felt like needles blowing at his face. He did the wise thing and came indoors. He said his hands were frozen and numb in seconds. He’d not seen anything like it before, for the temperature to drop so suddenly and the wind to be that cold. Today, our sky is blue with wispy white clouds and the sun is shining and warm.

I have so many things I want to accomplish in life these days — work on my genealogy, for instance, but it seems to always fall by the wayside whenever I see my sewing machine sitting idle. I much prefer to create.

I wish all of you blessings and good health in the new year. Be safe, be well, and do be happy. Happiness always comes from within. Be sure to remind those you love that you love them. And if the opportunity presents itself, do a good deed.

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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