Saturday, September 26, 2020
Brad and Kati made it to NY uneventfully. It is so fortunately that she has a cousin who has a condo in NY that is not used that much. So far everything they had had an extended stay there they were able to use the condo. He called and said the antibiotic seems to have taken care of the fever and some of the other symptoms. Still a bit jaundiced. They took today as a day to relax and see NY since more of the city is opened. However restaurants are still outside dining only. They have a little Italian place they like. I am trying to figure out how Margaret does all that she does. This housework is getting to me. After vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom, and making the meals, I am beat. I don't know how she does it. Fortunately, Chris is handling the laundry, trash detail, and what ever I ask him to do. I think he is glad he works so much at the restaurant. The house is not as kept as well as Margaret does it. After I did my chores today, I stripped my bed and dusted my bedroom, and I was supposed to do the other bedroom that Margaret is using now, but I was too beat.
I went to Mass as I cantor at the 4:30 Mass on Saturday night, and the deacon asked the congregation to stay and pray for Margaret and Brad, and added an intention that God gives me the strength to do all that I need to do. It is so funny how our choir lead picks out songs that just really talk to me. The songs tonight seemed to have given me a little more drive and energy to do what was needed. Margaret surprised me by having dinner ready. I have cooked a lot of meals and froze them and Margaret will put them in the oven while I am at church. When I left Mass this evening two friends of mine, both on opposite parties, were in a semi-heated discussion, and I needed to talk to one of them, so I kind of waltzed over to them and just asked if they got anything out of the Mass? I said that we are not going to solve the problems of our country, and that getting mad is not going to solve anything. At first one of the guys was about to tell me to mind my business, and the other said "You know what he is right! Getting fired up will solve nothing. Unbeknownst to me, our Deacon was watching from the church and asked how I did that. He said the last three weeks these two get into heated discussions and asked I diffused it? I said I used some common sense. He said the Church lost a great Deacon when I was asked to leave the program due to a health issue. I hate to see how crazy the next 39 days are going to be. With all the craziness with ballots and that, I don't really see how there will be an honest election, but heck what about 2020 has been normal? As long as I have my faith, friends and family, I will survive! Hope you weekend is starting off on a positive note! Well this has been a brain dump! Well tomorrow is another day! Margaret's bed is now on the top of the list of what has to be done tomorrow!