(knock-knock) Well, hello! Bet you're surprised to see me! Yeah, been way too long. I've drank coffee all morning, but I will take a glass of cold water.
I'm on my way to town to get some things and just thought on a whim, I'd pop in and catch up. Things have been a little crazy as of late. Oh, we've had water pump troubles and cooling system troubles on my car. But all that's fixed now, thank God!
Yes, Bubba took a new job. More money and will be considered a full-time employee and eligible for insurance. Which that boy needs. He's a welder's helper, but once again is supposed to be trained in welding. At this shop it is all heli-arc. Would be another good craft to learn. But the drive is so long, and they are working 50 hour weeks....I hope it doesn't burn him out.
I hate you couldn't come to Hannah's birthday party. It was a blast! Plenty of food, water balloons, water guns, pinata. Not many little kids showed up. But she still had a blast. Those in their teens and twenties got to cutting up and playing. Ended with a round of tossing the football and Frisbee in the rain. I'm so glad she had a good time. As things were about to take a turn for her.
Saturday and Sunday she complained a little that her nose was sore inside. Well, that didn't raise too much suspicion as she'd had a little runny nose and allergies for over a week. Monday evening she went to vacation bible school. When she got home she said that near the end she got so cold and couldn't warm up. So, we took her temp, 100.4. Gave her some Tylenol.
Monday, when I got ready for work and went to kiss her goodbye, I thought it seemed her nose was larger than usual right around the edge of the nostrils. Very strange. But I lay it off to some allergic reaction. Told her to take benadryl when she got up. When I came home Monday evening there was no doubt her nose was larger. Still had a temp hovering around 100. But she said she could breath well. So Tuesday I went on in to work. Hoping the benadryl would start to work, as she was beginning to look like W. C. Fields!
When I checked on them the middle of the day, no change. So I called to make her a doctor's appointment. Nothing at all open until 11 the next day. Then low and behold that very night, a co-worker's father was attacked in his home while he was asleep! Beaten badly. The bad guys had his wallet and keys. So she couldn't come in and I had to leave Pete to take Hannah to the doctor.
Her doctor said she had the worst infection in her nose he had ever seen. Appeared to be a boil. And he arranged for Pete to take her straight down to the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. I met them there. By now, Fields nose was on Bug's face! He confirmed it was an abscess. Said it could easily land her in the hospital. Needed surgery to drain it, first thing Thursday A.M. Blood work done. Pre-registration at the surgery done. A shot of strong antibiotics and a prescription of cow sized pills.
The surgery went fine. The staff were all so wonderful! She came home and did splendidly. Of course mama had to do some round the clock nursing and dressing changes. Was afraid I wouldn't be able to be there for her on Friday, missing two days work in one week would hurt my pocket book pretty badly. But God provided! A gentleman Pete had done a little work on his truck for earlier in the month showed up Thursday night right at dark with exactly as much cash as the extra day would have cost me! God often does that....provides exactly what we need. Not more, not less. Exactly. I think that is so we recognize his hand in it.
Friday I took her down to get the packing removed. Monday she goes to get the drain out. And now she feels so well she is driving me crazy! We almost have to sit on her to keep her inside and quiet the way the doctor wants her.
The dry weather and heat has gotten the best of whatever garden we had left. It seems the heat has Pete feeling worse than usual. We finally got our stimulus check. But now the hard part of figuring out the best way to spend it on him. Which direction will yield the answers he so desperately needs.
Oh, by the way, my co-workers dad is doing well and the police caught the bad guys!
Here I am just a running on and on. Guess I just needed to get it out of my system. Thanks for the water. Do you need me to pick up anything at Wal-Mart for you? Or do you want to grab your purse and ride along?
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