Not long after the sun set on the east coast of Iowa I had a
minute to relax and realized a post hadn’t been done yet. Good
intentions do not a post make. It turned out to be a strange,
but good day.
While at the grocery store picking up my ration of frozen
pizzas we ran into a friend and began to chat. He and his wife
live next door to another friend who isn’t doing well. We have
talked to him, ran him to the hospital, and visited with this
friend yet he continues to get worse.
The other friend said he and his wife take food over when the
sick friend will answer the door. It has gotten to the point
that this guy won’t answer his phone or open his door. Back in
the day this wouldn’t have presented a problem as we would
just kick the door in, check on the friend, and fix the door.
If tried today I believe the door would win and said friend
locked inside would not come out in the cold to help me get
back up. I dislike seeing anyone give up instead of get even.
When 2 different doctors gave me six months to live years ago,
we just went to a specialist and he said I had asthma and could
live a fairly normal life.
My Aunt got the same diagnosis, went straight home and to
bed, and died 6 months later. No! At least fight for 7 months
to a year. Set a personal record, beat the odds. But never
give up. I tried today to get in touch with this friend and
will try again tomorrow, including a trip to his place if he
won’t answer his phone.
Sunday is going to be another snow day and 5-7 inches is the
target forecasters are giving us. Bring it on and make it a
feet. I have winter gear and a snowblower and I’m not afraid
to use them.
Enjoy the rest of Friday and our weekend.
Comments are always welcome.