Sunday, August 27, 2017

I can see clearly now....

The forest is gone.
Sigh, the land next to us sold. At least, the bit right next to our house did.
It was all woods, with no neighbors to be had for a mile. Now, they've cleared it,
and are waiting on the piled up brush to dry before moving in their home. At
least, I think it will be a mobile home. They could build, I'm not sure. We have yet
to meet them. Sure hope and pray they are nice and quiet!

View from our front porch, where forest used to be. There goes the privacy!

In other news, I might see clearly (the lot next door), but I'm speaking with bugs in my mouth. And hair, and all over my car, porch, and everywhere else. Why? It's love bug season! I'll be glad when these jokers are gone. What a mess.

You can read about them here:

This is two of them, mating. They fly around like this, connected, and get everywhere. Go outside, and you are swiping and waving like mad to keep them off you. They don't bite, but are just aggravating. At least the love bug season is short. Yay.

Hope you're all doing well!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A kidney for Tony

Hi all,

I think I've mentioned, either here or at my other blog (untangling the skein), about my husband's PKD. That's polycystic kidney disease, and he's in stage 4. He is also on the transplant list at Mayo Jacksonville.

We are humbly asking for help with anticipated expenses. Meds (initial, they won't let him leave the hospital without $1000 worth of them, not covered by insurance), lodging and food for me while he's in Jax (we must stay 30 days after surgery to be close to his doctors), and home expenses until he's able to return to work. 

I've estimated these to be around $7000. A scary prospect, and more than a little overwhelming.
Would you prayerfully consider donating? We appreciate it, and to God be all the glory!