Tuesday, February 5, 2019
This is my new great grandson, named for his father Corey. The kids were visiting here from Halloween to right after Christmas. They left a couple of times to travel to Florida where Alyssa's family is and to take care of their business there.
When they left for home, the baby was due in a little less than a month. It is a 30 hour drive from our house to where they stay. We were on pins and needles until they got home because they headed right into the first snow storm that hit here. They travel in a 5th wheel so they could stop whenever they needed to. It took them 5 days to get home.
We were so relieved when little Corey was born healthy and happy. I already know I'll call him Corey J. (J for jr.)
I already introduced you to Max. He is turning out to be a great little dog. HOWEVER, Harley did have a bit of a time adjusting to the attention Max gets, but it's all good now except that Harley is teaching Max all of his bad habits, and Max is teaching Harley the ones Max already knew.
One thing Max taught Harley is that it's OK..NOT...to climb on the table. Well my sewing machine is now on the dining room table. When we left the house the other day, I cleared the table except for my machine. I put the foot pedal in my sewing room and didn't think they would mess with the cord which on the table next to the machine. Well I was wrong and that darned Harley destroyed it. Which leads to the NEXT January issue.
Terry's Motorized Recliner:
Terry has a recliner that has a motor that lifts the leg rest. The motor died with the leg rest raised. A replacement motor is $150. He thinks he can fix it with parts he has in his back garage but it's been too cold to go out there. I switched places with it and another recliner we have. I told him not to bother fixing it because I will buy a new one in the spring. BUT, he tried the electric cord from it on my sewing machine and VUWLAH....Sewing machine is fixed.
Computer Issues Resurfaced:
I was AWOL from the internet for a little while. It seems that Microsoft wants my Win 7 to be Win 10. I had downloaded a file to deny that update as MS is trying to do it without permission. But some issue happened in my last episode so off to the shop it went and it's all good now.
The REALLY distressing News:
Terry's sister that has been battling cancer for the last 3 years is losing the battle. The docs told her they cannot control it any longer. She is now under the care of a Hospice Doctor.
His brother's daughter who is about 50 fell and injured her back. A few days later her leg swelled with a terrible infection...not related to the fall. She has been in the hospital for a week with the back injury, the infected leg, fluid around her lungs, Pneumonia and now an MRI showed spots on her lungs and liver. No diagnoses on them yet so we are keeping faith there is no cancer involved.
I am grateful for oh so many things. In particular right at this very moment I am grateful that we have not let all these issues get us down.
I really just needed to make this post to put January and all it's issues behind us.