Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A little Thanksgiving......

Looking out our door window or from this computer desk I see a Black junk z28, Mark is storing it for a friend who is going to make a dragster out of it. LOL
Looking out the right picture window (windshield) I see the woods and the red Probe. The last vehicle I need to fix. It need a clutch I understand.

Looking out the other picture window is the Pool house and the pool, it has a leak now and needs repair, next year I guess. hahahahaha!

This is my tractor task last night. could not get it fixed, so I put it all back together.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, this is another Christian Holiday. I am Thankful that we still know that. Seems some folk want to forget it.
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.
Nite Shipslog,

The nurse who can smile when things go wrong is probably going off duty.


shirl72 said...

I am thankful for my Brother and Sherry. They
give their time to help lots of people. Which is
what they are doing right now. I am thankful
for my blogging friends. Happy Thanksgiving to
you and the gang.


Paula said...

I'm thankful I met you and Sherry and Shirl and everyone here. I admire you for the way you except your hearing loss and I'm amazed you don't take any medications to speak of. That is something to be proud of.

Bookncoffee said...

You and Sherry have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday. Nice blessings you have mentioned! I too am thankful for health in our family and THE INTERNET! We have good connections to friends - old and new!

Sheila Y said...

I hope You, Sherry and Shirl and the rest of your family have a Happy Thanksgiving. Sheila

betty said...

what a great thankful post Jack! it is good to just stop and be thankful for all things, like eyes to see and possibly ears to hear

seems like you have some projects that will keep you busy into the new year!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Helen said...

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving with your Loved ones and those who love you. Helen

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your holiday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack...and Sherry...and I am thankful that we have gotten to meet one another...shared our time...ate a meal together...and waved you off on your way home...and I have been blessed by reading your books...your humor...and I have a hearing problem same as you...don't have any!!! but it sure didn't stop us from talking did it...??? LOL..we managed just fine!!!! God Bless you guys...cause you bless me ever day!!! love and hugs from Ora and him in Kentucky

Debbie said...

You have some wonderful thankfuls listed here. I'm thankful for too much to list and one of them is having the pleasure of meeting you & Sherry. I hope you've had a wonderful day with your family.

Love & Hugs