|Montage of Danielle and Nick's wedding|
The van breaking down in March was sooo maddening! We had to get around via bus, taxi, medical transport, or walking for over two months! The story is a long one in what led up to the van being repaired.
About six weeks before we were to go on the trip, one of Rachel's friends, who claimed to be a mechanic (that was a lie) said he'd fix the car for $400. When this joker, who didn't
|John, Denise, Ethan,|
Maria, and Adriana
simple stuff that a mechanic should know. Yes, he knows alot of mechanics, but that doesn't make you a mechanic. No, we didn't pay this guy.
When the van was not fixed and we only had a couple weeks before the trip, our neighbor gave Jack the name of his mechanic. Jack called him. He got the van fixed within a week..In the end, Jack found a car on Craigslist that had the proper motor because ultimately that's what was wrong. We had a blown motor.
We were able to go on the trip to California. The trip had its up and downs. There were more ups than downs though. The downs just basically reminded us why we moved away from California.
|Framed "Heaven" for Micki|
|Rachel and me in Yosemite|
|John and Rachel after swimming|
|Sarah Acceptance Letter|
Since my last post, my health has declined. I have had Degenerative Disc Disease as well as Degenerative Joint Disease for several years. I started having major pain in my lower back and the back of my thighs. Walking is a chore quite often. it just hurts too much. These diseases have been in the neck area of my spine and shots helped ease the discomfort. Now they are in my lower back, which effects my walking. I am also going to have bunion surgery on July 27. The normal complete recovery time for that is about four months. Because of my pre-existing conditions, recovery time could be quite a bit longer. I could also end up in a nursing home at the beginning of recovery.
|Life's Little Tangles.|
I'm planning on giving "Psalm 23" for her birthday. She loves the Chapter. I did frame and give "Heaven" to my great girl friend, Micki. I am stitching "Life's Little Tangles" for my house
I have a feeling these projects will get alot of stitch time after my surgery, when I cannot put ANY weight on my foot for an extended period of time.
Hope everyone is doing great!