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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!
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    26 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Praying for you
    27 days ago
    Glad you all are getting things worked out. You don't have to do it all in a day,
    27 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am thrilled that Brad and Margaret are feeling better. God is reaching right in there and helping out as usual.
    27 days ago
    You did have some good news in this blog. The main one is that Brad is doing better. The second is that you defused that argument between the two men after church. How can anybody go to church and even think about politics during those moments in beyond me, the third is that Margaret was able to get dinner ready and the 4th is that Chris is giving you some help when he isn't working. I do think we will all be happy when 2020 is over.
    27 days ago
    You are ALL doing marvelously. Relax in the knowledge that what does not get done, is not really that important. Blessings & prayers, my friend.
    27 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Glad Brad got the treatment he needed and that is he doing better. Also through the ages, keeping a house, being a mother, and working have been highly underrated. I think back when my son was little, and I had to get him ready for school, take him there, go to work, pick him up and then start on dinner. My weekends were just doing housework in a major way. Hubby worked nights as a railroad cop, so his days were long. On his days off, he tended to everything that was needed outside.

    I guess it goes to show you God gives you the strength do what you have to do. He also gives you the resources to do what you need to do and he's always there carrying you along. Goes to that poem "Footsteps" It's one of my favorites. God will get your family through this just keep the faith. emoticon
    27 days ago
    Just feel like saying emoticon for all you are doing to keep Margaret going. You are a true treasure Bob. emoticon Prayers for your family. emoticon
    27 days ago
    27 days ago
    Great attitude and how I pray everyone would get it. We can agree to disagree without being so childish. Need to tell Congress that too.
    27 days ago
    Sounds like you had the right attitude to defuse the debate. It is really sad how politics have become a fighting arena.
    27 days ago
    I enjoy reading your blogs. You know how to draw me in. I’m glad you are the type to defuse difficulties. emoticon
    27 days ago
    Keeping you and yours in my prayers! God bless you and your family!
    27 days ago
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