Friday, April 06, 2007


As the sun set last evening in array of stunning colors I took the moment to take a deep breath, and count my blessings.


Happiness (okay, mixed with periods of being the bastard I've always been, being pissed off at the world and segments of being one M-f-ing person to live with).


What more is there in this life. It doesn't get any better than this.

During these times of reflection I feel that mom, dad, grandmother, in-laws Buz and Dodie are on my shoulder, looking down from the heavens, nodding their heads, whispering in my ear, "You do good, old Bob, you do good.".

Last night my thoughts and a prayer went to our friend Gail who has been hospitalized for nearly three weeks. Gail has leukemia. This is her second bout with chemo therapy. The first stint didn't do it's job.

I learned this morning in an e-mail from Gail that a second round of three weeks of chemo has again not done the job. She looking at another three weeks in the hospital for more chemo.

There couldn't have been any worse news this Friday morning. Can you think of anything worse than spending 6 weeks confined to a hospital bed? Gail doesn't deserve this. No one does.

You realize that chemo therapy is basically therapy by poisoning, don't you? Physicians take the body to the brink of overdose in an attempt to kill the cancer - and nearly killing the patient in the process. Barbaric. You'd think that in the 21st century there would be a better way to beat this form of cancer.

Please, on this Friday - a prayer for Gail as she fights to regain her health and as she fights to keep her spirits high. Please.

On to trivial matters. It was mud day Thursday. As you can see the counter tops are looking good. Today mud will be applied to the guest bath counter top and bath. The picture below and to the right of it shows the area for the cook top. A stainless steel and glass exhaust hood will be installed just over it.

Over the weekend there will be no work. It will be two days of Ma and Pa breathing this stinking dust. I was thinking of another week to finish off the project. It's looking like two more weeks.

Rome wasn't built in a day. Neither was this remodel.


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twilite said...

Hi bob. Praying for your wife, Gail...and wishing you both a wonderful and meaningful Easter. I like the pics of remodelling in process...memories are made of these!

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