Tonight I am thankful for Our Family. There have been ups and downs but more ups for which I am thankful.
I am very thankful for my health. I have lost my hearing but that isn’t life threatening and doesn’t hurt. I take no medicines except vitamins and the baby aspirin.
I am thankful for my sight, I can watch the family around the table and know they are having a good time even though I do not know what they are saying 95% of the time.
I am thankful when I go to a hospital, that I have never spent the night in one as a patient. I have spent many a night in hospitals with family and friends.
I am thankful for my adopted home town of Belmont. When here I actually do have a few roots. I have built many houses here. Just a block away from where we sit I built five houses on one street. I am still proud to drive by them and say I built those. I have gotten to know many of the folks who Sherry grew up with. I guess this is my home town now.
I am thankful for the internet. I spend a few hours a day on this machine and they are mostly pleasant times. If it was not for the internet I could not have published the books I have written. Since losing most of my hearing, it is pleasant to talk with my fingers and eyes. Funny, last night I was talking to Debbie of Kentuck, and she was asking Gary some questions for me concerning a tractor I am trying to fix. With the magic of the internet I could send pictures etc. BTW I could not get the tractor fixed. I put it all back together and cleaned up the back yard (ball field) today. That will be put on the back burner.
I am thankful for the wonderful folk I have met on here. You guys are great. I love the ingenuity, talent, wit and insights you post. I have met several folks overseas, but that was for an hour or a day or two. I can now get to know folks from other countries and it is on a sort of day to day basis. I love that possibility.
I am also thankful that you took your valuable time to read this stuff, Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
The nurse who can smile when things go wrong is probably going off duty.