Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Well, it has been awhile and there is lots to tell. I went down to NH on the 14th for my grandaughter Mia's 6th birthday. At the time my Aunt in NJ was very ill and coming home on Hospice and I was trying desparately to get my 85 year old mother down to see her one last time. It was a terrible situation and we couldn't get there in time. She passed away Sun morning. We could't get there and Mom was just devastated. I did, however get to spend some great time with the kids. I was the babysitter so their parents could go out for valentines night as I had previously promised. Returned home late Sun evening and when I got to about Augusta I called to see if anyone wanted anything from the store on my way. Teddy was home from college and said "noone is here, Kelly fell and is at the Hospital." After a very brief rain, on top of a ton of snow, the driveway was a skating rink. Kelly only got to the "Watch.." part of watch out for the ice. She now is the invalid of the week with a broken arm. It is very painful and a week and a half later she can barely move her fingers. So I am at work and she is off for 4-6 more weeks, if all heals well. Actually we have 3 nurses out with ice and snow related injuries. Welcome to Maine. She has Jasmine and Ted up from NH for this week of school vacation and is enjoying the time with them. We got 26 inches of new snow on Sun and Mon. Still digging out, trying to make paths to the barn, woodpile and propane tanks so they can be filled. Yesterday we went to our first beekeeping class in Ellsworth, about an hour away and she was miserable by the time we got home. The class however, was great. Understand we have had bees for a year but this is the first class available. Thank God for the internet. This weekend is the basketball finals for Teddy and Thomas College is currently #1 in the division, so we will try to get to this. Keep you all posted as I am able. Thanks all your support - Alex

3 comments:

LindaSueBuhl said...

Oh my goodness - sorry to hear about being "winged". and very sorry for the sadness of not being there "in time" for a person's passing. BTW - it is 95degrees here today - just thought you'd be amused! 'course y'all live in a cold climate because you want to live there - same for me in hot Texas. Designing a coop and run for our soon to be bought chickens! Woo Hoo~!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your aunt's passing and that you could not make it to her in time to say goodbye. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm also sorry to hear Kelly fell on the ice and broke an arm! I live in fear of doing something like that around here. Be careful and think spring!!!

Penny

Peggy said...

Tell Kelly to take it easy and enjoy the pampering. LOL You be careful so you don't join her!