Silence Isn’t Always Golden


I’ve been silent for over a week because it’s been a bit chaotic in my corner. Found and rescued a 7 month old puppy someone dumped on our country road. I couldn’t keep her for various reasons, so, I gave her a name “Socks”, and after a trip to the Vet, a good bath and lots of hugs, I found her a good home with a lovely couple that have other dogs and kids not too far distant. Socks is now Lucy, and, I hear, very content. But now, I’m blue because I miss her. I’m so fickle. lol It’ll pass. She was a sweetie though.

My husband’s 88 year old mother is in a bad way. She’s in the hospital fighting for her life. She had been suffering from one bladder infection after another for, I think, almost a year now. Her doc couldn’t figure out why. He, quite rightly, kept giving her antibiotics to fight the infection. A few days ago, she noticed blood in the urine and rushed herself to the Emergency Room. The diagnoses is Bladder Fistula. She met with a Specialist on Sunday and that doctor recommended she not have surgery because he’s concerned she will not survive the surgery. I’m confused though. I don’t know how she can live with this horrible condition!? If he was to ask me, I would opt for the surgery and take my chances. Mother-In-Law believes in the LORD Jesus Christ as her Saviour. She is ready for the transition. But living with this condition would be … well, hellish, if you’ll pardon the word. I dunno. Maybe I’m wrong in thinking that way. Wouldn’t be the first time (that I’m wrong, that is.) 🙂 Anyway, she’s on several prayer lists. I feel so helpless though.


Sunday was my birthday. Yeah, I know, I should have posted about that. Just wasn’t in the mood, I suppose. After Church, many of our Sunday School class went to Olive Garden in Waycross. Their food has improved or something because it was very tasty and there was so much of it. I definitely took some home for another meal. Now I feel fat and wanna go on a diet … again. That’s another post. lol

Our stick built home turned 25 years old last March. For the past year or so our allergies have been epic with the sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, and general discomfort. I called a local A/C Contractor and last week they sent out a nice fellow. He did an air induction test and we were shocked at the results! The tests showed that we have a 38% heat/cooling loss. The ducting is picking up dust and other not-so-lovely things from the attic and scattering it all through our house. Plus, during the summer, the ducting “sweats” through the wrapping and down onto the floor which eventually finds it’s way onto our ceiling. So, today there’s scheduled an Aeroseal for the air conditioning ducting. We’ve prepped the house (and our check book) in anticipation of this. sigh It’s only money. rolling my eyes

So, that’s what’s been going on in our neck of the woods. I gotta go get ready for our “guests”. I hope everyone has a happy, loving and cheaper day.

dragonfly ride safe sparky siggy

4 thoughts on “Silence Isn’t Always Golden

  1. I’ll refrain from commenting on the ac issue…just did that issue with mil…I just hope your not being taken…please keep us updated.

    Happy belated birthday, I meant to send a card and plum forgot, sad to say. I am glad you found a home for “Socks”, I bet she will get plenty of love. smiles

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  2. Good to play catch up, and glad you had a good birthday. Miss Lucy now has a good home and that will help you not miss her so much. Prayers for your MIL to get relief, one way or the other. Have a good Tuesday my friend.

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  3. Happy Birthday.
    Sorry about your MIL.
    Lord Jesus please help and comfort.
    I had a guy put in our Furnace/AC years ago and started getting dust in the filter. A lot.
    He said that was natural.
    After a couple months I went in the attic and looked.
    One of his guys had stepped through the drywall between joists that is the top of our cold air return.
    The bottom being the ceiling in our hallway.
    Insulation and dirt.
    What a pain.

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  4. Ouch on the expensive AC fix. Wow! I’m pretty sure I wished you a happy birthday over on FB, but sounds like your day was good! We like Olive Garden. Ours (2 miles away) is pretty good.

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