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Hello Lynne,

Your days are long…Praying you got some rest…

I have a bone density due in November! Time does fly! It’s hard to,believe it’s been two years! Your doctor sounds so wonderful…very compassionate & caring.

It’s good to hear you were able to get some answers & understanding about the facility. It will put your mind at ease. Glad he’s settled in. Praying they will find a course of treatment that will agree with his body systems.

Jim mailed the care package off yesterday…Paula will get it on Monday. I did find a couple of red, white, & blue things to put in the box that fit. It will be festive! Continued prayers for Paula…

I bought a small password book & transferred all my passwords yesterday….it’s alphabetized so I can find a password quickly! I had a smaller one & it wasn’t in alphabetical order…it was such a hassle! There is no way I could have passwords for things if I didn’t have them written down. Sad, huh…. Old age.

Alright, I hope you got some sleep. Praying for you & Jim. Happy Friday!




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Hi Rose,

Today was just as crazy, I worked until 12:30, off to the grocery store, then to my doctor's appointment, then to see Jim, then home to take care of the dogs and out to dinner with Sue. I just got home around 9 pm.

Dr appointment went well. She said everything looks good. I have to do labs and a test a bone density by December! Can you believe my surgery was 2 years ago on the 25th of this month. We looked at wedding pictures and she cried. I will have to send you the pics from the hospital. She said all the doctor's who saw Jim in the hospital loved him. They called her and kept her aware of his progress.

It was better at the hospital with Jim today. I spoke with the case manager and told her what transpired. She said she would address it. Apparently the patient was moving to another facility and that is why they tested her. That is protocol now days. I just told her it made me very uncomfortable to leave him there. She said understandable.

Seeing as they believe the Keytruda caused Jim's lung issue hospitalization he can no longer do any other Immune therapy. She said he has other options and we would discuss it when we see her. I love my doctor. She was happy to see he is progressing.

That is so nice you got Paula all those fun gifts. One of the girls I work with did a similar thing for me. All kinds of word search and adult coloring books. I enjoyed doing it during chemo. She will have a lot of time on her hands.
Continued prayer for Paula. She will get thru this.


Praying for Ken Sr. that they will get the right treatment. Praying for Corey that he will get the right job that he will love. Praying that Ash will love school and get along with her roommate. Glad she found someone compatible.

Okay well tomorrow is another busy day, so I need to head for bed, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

Oh, you poor dear! Your day was so long…& so trying. Prayers for you & Jim. It may be worth the time to find out what the policies of the rehab center are…about everything. And my guess is you’ll be visiting often, just to keep an eye on them.

I read up on the treatment Paula is going through. It is quite successful, if done early. I did buy a few items to put into a small box to send out today. I put a small basket inside the box & filled it with an sleep mask that has sweet dreams written on & comes with a lavender pillow spray, aromatherapy calming body lotion, assorted (peppermint, lemon ginger, & sweet dreams) teas, peppermint hard candy, lip balm, aloe infused fuzzy socks, ginger lozenges for nausea, & a word search book. I will get something for the Fourth of July to put on top of everything to be festive! And a cute cheery card. It makes me smile to see it all arranged in the box….I hope it makes her smile too! Sent with love!

Ash called yesterday. She said Ken, Sr. Is undergoing radiation treatment now…continued prayers. And she told us she has her room assignment & has a date in August to report to school! She already picked & has met her roommate! They are much alike! Needless to say…she’s excited! And Corey has a THIRD interview with that company he very much wants to work for! Sending positive thoughts his way!!! Fingers crossed!

Alright, sending positive thoughts YOUR way! Praying Jim has settled in & is doing okay. And I hope you got some rest, dear lady…

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Hi Rose,

What a day. I rushed over to see Jim after work to find out they had d/c him to the other hospital and would be picking him up at 6. I was just going to go home as the dogs and I had not eaten and I knew they were going to access him and such so I wouldn't get to see him much and he insisted I go there. Finally at 7:45 they let me in his room and visiting hours were over at 8. The nurse had me stay and answer questions about his health. I was less than impressed as the director was asking the nurse about the patient next doors Rona test. Why would they put him next door to someone suspected of Rona? Can you say Hippa? Oh and the transport came to pick him up with no oxygen on board. They had to borrow it from the hospital. I am pissed off! Sorry but first impression is not good. I hope I can sleep. Needless to say it was almost 9 when I got home.

Yes the nurse on the Oncology floor Jim was on was telling me about people who have the leukemia treatment Paula is having. I think they keep them 6 weeks to 3 months. She said they have their own refrigerators in their room and how they have to kill off all their blood cells. Oh my that's awful. Praying for Paula for a full recovery. You are such a sweet friend sending her all those goodies!

Praying for Ken Sr too. I'm not sure what they are going to use to continue to treat Jim either. They believe his medication turned on him.

Glad Monica is happy with the new job. Praying for Allan too.

I have my Oncology appointment tomorrow. I think it is like my 2 year surgery check up. Wow that went quick.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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Hello Lynne,

Praying for calmness & strength as you go about your days. One day at a time…

Continued prayers for Jim. Prayers for strength & courage. I can understand his anxiety…there’s a lot going on with him, health wise. Uncertainty too.

So sweet of Sue! What a great friend!

I spoke with Paula yesterday. She is in good spirits. She will be hospitalized for up to two months. The only visitor allowed is Wayne. She is trying to fill the time with watching movies & reading. I am gonna send her a small care package…I will get some stuff today. An adult coloring book, some snacks, etc. I read up on what type of gifts to give to someone with cancer & I found a whole list of things that can fit in a small box. I hope to get a box in the mail by tomorrow.

Lisa told us yesterday that Ken, Sr. Stopped his chemo treatments yesterday. They are not working. She didn’t know what the next step will be. Continued prayers for Ken, Sr.

Monica called last evening & said that they are sweltering in record heat in Vegas! It’s supposed to be 115 today! Yikes! She worked 12 hours….she’s been busy!

Alright, enjoy going out with Sue! Praying you got some sleep!



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Hi Rose,

Yes lots of stress . I sucks. I just try to move on in front of it but it doesn't always work that way.

Jim continues to improve and when he can get to 4 liters he will be moving to the long term hospital. The average stay is 7-28 days. They want to have him where he can go to the restroom w/o exertion and some walking. Jim is getting a little anxious.

I went after work and was almost home and Sue invited me over tonight for dinner. We are going to maybe go out tomorrow night because it is her daughter's last day here and then she is back to Maryland.

Woohoo on the haircut and color. I have mine in a couple of weeks.

Well, I am pooped so we'll talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!





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Hello Lynne,

I understand you’re having difficulties. Not sleeping well & all the stress….I don’t know how you do it. And working. It’s all stress. I worry about you. Praying for strength.

I was able to get to the gym. I was fine once I was there. I always am. I have no excuse for not moving or not wanting to move. I did talk with the doctor about it & he said that my blood count is probably still off. He said it’s not unusual to have low energy after surgery. I don’t care. I need to get past this! It’s only about moving…but it’s about motivation. I have none. And I desperately need some now!

Continued prayers for Jim…

I have a hair salon appointment this morning. Cut & color!

Alright, I hope you got some much needed rest & had a good work day.



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Hi Rose,

I am getting out for my morning walk but that is close to about at the exercise I get. My weight managed to go down about 2 lbs, but back up again. Too much stress not enough sleep.

Jim butt dialed me at 1 am and then reset the cable at 1:30 from the hospital on his phone. Needless to say not much sleep last night. I am watching the swimming for the Olympics and my favorite all time swimmer Michael Phelps is on. Love him! He so inspired me when I hurt my back to swim and I lost a ton of weight. I may have to go back to the pool to jump start the weight loss.

Jim is still on the mend and needing less oxygen. He really looked good today. Just needs to build up his momentum. God is good all the time!

Okay, well I hope you get some energy and get some stuff done, and I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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6/14/21 4:55 A

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Hello Lynne,

Good news! Continued prayers for Jim! And God bless wonderful neighbors!

I have no energy what so ever & no drive to do anything. It seems to be getting worse. I did absolutely nothing yesterday. I will get to the gym today. I don’t want to, but I will go.

You have a good work week. Happy Monday.

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Hi Rose,

Jim is improving daily. He is down to 9 liters of oxygen. Yesterday he was at 10. We are taking it one day at a time. The medication they gave him yesterday doesn't work overnight it works overtime, and can be given every 6 weeks if needed. The put him back on his bi-pap machine tonight. His stats are staying in the 90's.

Wow I bet it was the heat. Too bad. Maybe a little dehydrated ?

No rest and was out at the girls house last night. I was there until about 9 and then we came to my house. They ordered Outback and we had dinner. We had fun.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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6/13/21 6:41 A

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Hello Lynne,

Hallelujah! Thanks be to God! I know you’re relieved…& I’m sure Jim feels better. Continued prayers!

Not many showed for the rally…but there was a handful of us waving our flags & signs. It was brutally hot! I had to call it quits at 11:30 because I started feeling sick. I drank water but it didn’t help & made me feel worse. Once I got in the air conditioned car, I was fine. It was the heat!

Jim & I are cleaning today…oh boy! Lol

I hope you were able to get some much needed rest! Have a good day!

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Hi Rose,

Just a short note! We finally had a break thru today! Thank you Jesus! The CT scan from last night showed improvements.in his lungs. The inflammation is leaving. The immune therapy caused inflammation in his lungs. So much so he couldn't breathe. He is on regular oxygen! Woohoo! It has been a great day!



I will post more tomorrow trying to get to bed! Have a wonderful day! I will talk to you tomorrow.







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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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6/12/21 4:37 A

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He.lo Lynne,

Praying for Paula. You are blessed with good neighbors & friends! Continued prayers for Jim.

We are doing the Back the Blue rally this morning from 10 - 12. We’ll be flying our flags high!

I wish there was something I could do to lighten your load, dear lady. I know you’re going through so much right now, i wish we lived closer to one another…it would make it easier.

Alright, I hope your weekend goes well. Take special care…



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Hi Rose,

Praying for Paula. Thank God they caught it early. That is just too much. Praying for both of them.

Yes I have awesome neighbors. I went to Sue and Joe's tonight. We had tacos. Her daughter is here and we get along really well. Her twins were here too. They are all grown up. We had fun.

Jim not much change although his CT scan was in tonight and I haven't viewed it yet. They are still learning towards fungal or pneumonitis, inflation of the lungs due to the Keytruda. They may use a arthritis drug for the inflammation. They are tsh

I will have to check out the wesite this weekend this weekend. It sounds good.

Enjoy your time with the family in both statutes. I love it! Enjoy.

Okay well have a great day. I will talk to you tomorrow.





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Hello Lynne,

I will walk with you this year…if possible! I’m so over cancer too!

Wayne called yesterday. They suspect Paula has a type of leukemia called acute promyelocytic leukemia. It’s an aggressive type of acute myeloid leukemia. They already started treatment. From what I read, they’ve had great success when treatment starts early enough. Praying for Paula…

God bless your neighbors! Good to hear Jim is stable! Continued prayers…

My orthopedic appointment went well. No issues. Follow up in November.

Yeah! You aced your evaluation! I knew you would! Congrats!

We leave in two weeks for Ohio! Time flies! Then we’re off to Vegas! We will spend four days in Ohio & 7 in Vegas. We will be there for the 4th of July! I got the portable dvd machine. It’s small & will provide entertainment for our 5 hour flight! Nice!

I just signed up for a website called “FatSecret”. It is a site similar to SparkPeople! They have groups to join & challenges, just like SP. it will take some time to figure it out & navigate, but I think it’s worth a try! Many Sparkers are transitioning over! I learned about it from a sparker’s blog. Check it out when you get a free moment.

We were contacted about making the final payment for our Italy trip. The trip is on! I spoke with the rep. & he said everything is open. My concern is that it is mandated we must wear a mask in & out everywhere. Not happy about that. A trip of a lifetime…& having to wear a mask everywhere isn’t appealing. I think Mike & Michelle are wavering about going. I don’t think Frank & Anna are very happy either…lots to think about. I wonder if we should just postpone again. Sighing…

Alright, I hope the workday went well! Happy Friday!

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Hi Rose,

Yes praying for all. Ken Sr, Allan, Jim, and Paula. We are so worried about Covid and what about finding a cure for cancer! I think I will definitely walk for breast cancer this year. I have wanted to for 2 years and I think it is time. I am so over cancer. It is just too rampant!

My neighbor and his wife came over tonight and brought me dinner. Chicken, a wonderful salad, and homemade Alfredo, but it wasn't heavy sauce, it was more tossed and with fresh tomatoes and basil. I only ate half and will eat the rest for lunch tomorrow. It was so yummy. They said if I need any help to call them. She is the one that looks like your Monica.

Jim remained the same today, but the positive is it didn't get worse. I am better today. Tears help!

Hope you had a good appointment with ortho and prayers you are progressing and healing like you are supposed to.

Oh veal went well! Forty four average calls a day. Forty is meets. Woohoo!

I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.



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6/10/21 5:05 A

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Hello Lynne,

You poor dear…you have to be so exhausted & stressed to the max! You’ve been through so much these past weeks…with the wedding, family visiting, wedding preparations, work, & Jim’s illness & subsequent hospitalization. I don’t know how you do it! A melt down is the perfect response! I know it would be mine! Sending you hugs & love from a distance.

Sending positive thoughts for your quarterly review. I know you will do well!

Cancer sucks, that’s for sure! Monica is worried about Allan. She called yesterday. He’s scheduled for a bunch of tests…they suspect his cancer has returned. Praying for Allan.

Continued prayers for Paula & Jim. And I can’t forget Ken, Sr. He’s still fighting the battle. And Sue’s sister has had a reoccurrence of her cancer…adding her to the prayer list. Healing prayers for all….

I see the orthopedic surgeon for follow up today. Early appointment…

Alright, I pray your day goes well! Happy Friday’s Eve!

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Hi Rose,

Thank you for the prayers. He almost went off the one machine the high flow oxygen onto a nasal cannula with water. They would just have to turn it down another 5%. He was very short of breath though. They turned it down 10%but had to hike it back up 5.

I had a meltdown down today in front of my neighbors who asked how Jim was doing. I helps to cry and let it out. I guess with everything that has happened in threats few weeks I just couldn't take anymore. Hopefully I will do better tomorrow.

Tomorrow is my quarterly review#2. I am sure it will be all good. Busy day I did over 50 today.

Oh will definitely pray for Wayne and Paula. I HATE CANCER! It sucks! Praying for strength and peace to get thru it all. Please keep me updated.

Okay falling asleep so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.



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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Hello Lynne,

Praying for Jim & you. This has to be difficult for you both. Hoping they will discover what’s causing the infection & be able to treat it.

Wayne called yesterday & said Paula was admitted to the hospital to rule out Leukemia. She had been feeling poorly the last two weeks & thought she was suffering from allergy symptoms. The season has been dreadful in NE Ohio! They did lab work & found disturbing lab values. They are doing a bone marrow biopsy today. Wayne is a mess & was very upset when he called. He’s also dealing with an elderly aunt & uncle who are dealing with Alzheimer’s. He is beside himself, trying to care for them. Praying for Paula & Wayne…

Honestly, I am devastated SP is shutting down. It’s been such an important part of my morning routine for over 10 years now. I realize that in my old age, routines are vital to my well being. It’s what grounds me! And change doesn’t come about easily….sighing. I know it’s inevitable…but I don’t have to like it. And I don’t. Not one bit. I will miss my daily writings…

Yeah on the kids helping you out! You are blessed!

Alright, I hope work isn’t too stressful. Happy Hump Day!

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I guess we will have to use our private mess or call each other! It will be too weird not talking daily! emoticon

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Hi Rose,

No worries on the article. I just know why I can't pull up email on it any longer. No new email is falling in, but it is on my phone.

They are still awaiting specialty lab results on Jim. One for TB, and one for some type of fungus. So frustrated today. Now they want to send him to a long term hospital for rehab. They can only have visitors between 2- 6 pm but apparently it is closer than what I thought. It is only 12-15 minutes away. They said he would have more 1 on 1 care there to get PT/OT. I was very upset about that! Trying to come to grips with it.

Janelle and Oscar came over and made me dinner tonight. Taco Tuesday! They are coming over Saturday and help me clean the house.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

I know the size of the document I sent you was small….but I thought you could enlarge it to read. Sorry….

The gist of it is that SP will be closing down on August 17. They will be starting a new platform called SparkAmerica. It’s more for businesses & organizations. I signed up for something called Spark360, which from what I can tell is about challenges among cities. I don’t know much more. There will be a SparkPeople Alumni group set up on Facebook, for those that want to remain in touch. That’s all I know. If you google SparkPeople closing, the letter explaining the closing will pop up. So sad…

Continued prayers for Jim…praying they can clear up the infection.

My Jim focuses more on just “getting it done”, & not much on taking special care of the clothing items. It’s just his way.

Hoping work doesn’t get too intense! You have enough on your plate!

Alright, you take special care…sending my love.

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Hi Rose,

My little tablet is no longer showing new emails and one of my friends reposted it on the thread on the Disney team, but when I clicked on it , it said it had been removed. You will have to better explain it to me as I could only read it on my phone and it was dinky. Crazy, I got it was a financial thing.

I will have to send you the pic of Oscar, climbing through the window! It was hilarious.

Jim was kinda tired and crabby tonight. I go after work. They turned down both of his side's on the oxygen and he was struggling to stay above 90. They still don't have a definite what it is. As Sue always says they are practicing medicine. I am getting a bit frustrated. We are on day 11.

My Jim has been banned from laundry since we were dating. I did his laundry and he mowed my grass! Fair trade. Plus his clothes looked better! I made sure Jeff learned laundry when I homeschooled him. Laundry 101, because obviously no one ever taught Jim.

Work was okay. We had a one day reprieve. Tomorrow double the work load.

Okay I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a great day.

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Hello Lynne,

Did SparkPeople change something? I am getting an error message with almost everything I have tried to do this morning. I saw someone write something about changes…what did they do??? Ugh! I will have to investigate. I just read that SP is closing? Have you heard that? Sighing…. We will have to talk.

Oh geeezzz….glad the kids are back. Sorry they locked themselves out. We have no keys anymore. We have one of those electronic key boxes that requires a code. It makes it easy. I hope they didn’t have to break a window.

Continued prayers for Jim. I never heard of it either. Praying they find the treatment that will help clear up the infection.

Oh yes, Jim is banished from ever doing the cold wash. I do appreciate the fact that he wants to help. I don’t appreciate him ruining any clothing. This is not the first time he’s done this…

Getting to the gym today…then grocery store.

You have a good work week! Continued prayers for Jim…

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Hi Rose,

Janelle and Oscar are back today. They were locked out of their house. Oscar had to climb thru the kitchen window. It was crazy.

They did get infectious disease involved and they now think he has, fungal pneumonia. Janelle had to look it up. We both never heard of it. They took him off the Vancomycin and put him on a heavy duty antifungal. They can't scope him so they keep guessing. He wasn't responding to the antibiotics so they are trying something else. He is going to send his sputum out and culture it. That and he ordered a ton of blood tests. Continued prayers.

Oh it stinks when the hubs try to help and ruin something. You have to appreciate them helping, but you want to scream at them on the other hand. Glad you could find another online. Don't throw away a small one. When you lose weight you will have your favorite shirt back.

Okay I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

It sounds like Janelle & Oscar are having a wonderful time! Continued safe travels as they enjoy their honeymoon!

Continued prayers for Jim…

Jim was helping me with the laundry yesterday & threw a bunch of cold wash items into the dryer. He shrank one of my new favorite tops! I was gonna air dry it. I was very upset & went shopping to try to replace it. No luck. Then I went on the internet & found it by accident! I ordered it & another in the same style, but a different color. Jim was relieved…he was upset too. We agreed that he won’t do the cold wash anymore. Good thing!

Alright, you have a good day. Safe travels for the kids! Prayers for Jim!

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Hi Rose,

So glad things are going well for Monica. It will be nice to visit with them soon. I know you will enjoy.

I haven't really talked to Janelle in a few days, so I don't know what they thought of St. Augustine. They sent one pic and they looked like they are having a good time. Today they were going tubing in Ocala. They are actually staying in the Swan Dolphin in Disney World where we always stayed when she was growing up. Jess used to work for that hotel brand so we got a special rate. Love that hotel.

I did a bunch of laundry and running today and visited Jim for about 2 hours. I need to get over to his doctor's office and get my FMLA paperwork filled out so I can continue it. I think I need it more now.

Jim is continuing to improve as they took him down another 5% today. They are also getting infectious disease involved, just to make sure they haven't missed anything. They will probably see him on Monday.

Okay full day so I am going to go to bed. I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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Hello Lynne,

Continued prayers for Jim….

I know about having to be tested. I heard when we travel, that we will have to be tested for covid, even with having had the vaccine. And then we will be tested again in Italy, but we won’t have to quarantine upon arrival. It’s a lot! I know. But, it is, what it is. It’s the price for traveling now days.

Monica loves their new place! We offered to buy her a table…she has been buying furniture little by little, & still needs a table. She is very grateful. We will be there in a couple weeks! I can’t wait to hug her!

We loved St. Augustine too! It was on our bucket list. Safe travels for Oscar & Janelle!

Congrats to Rebecca! Glad it’s someone you like…

Endo appointment went well. No issues. I will follow up in Sept. she scheduled me for a bone density in November. Oh boy! Lol

Alright, have a good weekend! Praying Jim is released from the hospital soon!

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Hi Rose,

We actually got to talk to the respiratory therapist to see how much oxygen he is on as this machine he is on 8 liters of oxygen, but he was on 10 liters, so he is getting better. It may just be a slow process.

I am not sure about the Covid in Italy. Even though she had the vaccine they are making her take a covid test. I will ask her when I talk to her. Her trip is like 40 hours again.

So happy for Monica in her new job. Glad she likes it. Janelle is very happy in her position too. How's the new house? Do they like it?

Janelle will be home on Sunday. They are in St Augustine now. Somewhere I have always wanted to go.

Work was fine! Our Lead is moving to another department, so one of our teammates will be our new Lead. It is Rebecca who just lost her FIL. I'm happy that is who she picked. She knows a lot about or accounts.

Okay I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a good day!








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Hello Lynne,

Good news on Jim! I pray he is released fro the hospital soon! Safe travels for Jess! How is Italy doing with covid? We will know soon if we are able to travel to Italy in September. Perillo will be making the decision based on what the Italian government with allow. Fingers crossed.

Dental appointment went well, no issues. I have an endo appointment this morning. I see the orthopedic surgeon next week.

I spoke with Monica last night….she loves her new position! Lots for her to learn! She is in the endoscopy unit & there are so many procedures she must learn. She is catching on quickly. She loves the unit & new hours.

I hope the work day went well. Happy Friday & happy weekend!



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Hi Rose,

They turned it down even further and he is still maintaining in the 90's. Hopefully he will continue to improve.

Yes memories photos do it for me too! I can't wait to see the pics the photographer took. I bet there will be a bunch of good ones.

Also Jess is leaving in the morning for Italy. She was going to spend the night but got too far behind on packing so I will see her in the morning when she drops off the dog and Janelle's car. Jeff is picking her up and taking her to the airport.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

Woohoo! Good news! Good to hear Jim’s breathing better! Thank you Jesus!

You have lots of memories now…as does Janelle! They will last a lifetime! For me, it’s the photos that bring back a moment….it’s so important!

I didn’t find the portable DVD player at any store. So I ordered one online. I hope I picked a good one! Many people have issues with them so I hope mine isn’t gonna be one of them! I did my research & made the best choice…

Dental appointments this morning for Jim & I. Oh boy!

Have a good work day! Happy Thursday!

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Hi Rose,

We finally had somewhat of a break through! They turned down Jim's oxygen today and his sats were at 96 when I left. He is no longer getting winded when talking and is coughing up all kinds of stuff! So thankful. Baby steps but any improvement is a good thing. WooHoo!

Agreed the pictures are awesome! I didn't even notice Janelle's expression on that picture. It made me tear up too. I'm glad I could share the pics with you too. Thank you for the compliments on our dresses and how we looked. It was a beautiful day.

That is so awesome that you and Jim put away money for the grandkids education. How nice for them.

Back to work today. It really wasn't bad at all. Most stuff was caught up. I was very thankful and it wasn't hectic.

So I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

It was great to talk with you! Continued prayers for Jim. Thank you for the photos! You & Janelle were so beautiful! Those dresses were gorgeous! The pic with Janelle & her dad made me tear up….it’s precious! And Julia is so cute! You are blessed! And have so many precious memories!

Yum on the couscous! It sounds interesting!

I am dropping Jim off to work & getting to the gym. I want to run up to Best Buy afterward.

Jim just transferred monies out of an account that he started for Ash when she was born. It’s an educational fund he started when all the kids were born. The boys got theirs when they went to college. Ash gets hers now. It’s will help her pay for her first semester. It’s not a whole heck of a lot compared to what school costs these days…but it’s a very nice gift, for sure. Ash is very appreciative! Jim is happy to finally get to close that account! Ash gets more than the boys because Ash’s account grew nicely under President Trump! The boys had Obama…& it didn’t do as well, growth-wise. Jim is keeping a couple thousand out of that account for us, for Italy.

Alright, you have a good work day. I hope you got some rest! Jim & I have dental appointments tomorrow & I see my endocrinologist on Friday. Oh boy!



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Hi Rose,

Busy day. Glad we got to chat today and I got to send pictures. Just wanted to say hi again as it is late, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

Jess made me Moroccan cousecuse. It was relishing!

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Dear Lynne,

Praying all is well…I hope you were just too busy to post. I know you still have family in town. How is Jim?

Jim found an under seat bag for traveling. It’s quite big & will fit quite a bit in it…it’s a freebie item on the airlines. I didn’t find my portable DVD player. I will look for one at Best Buy…otherwise I will order one online.

Well, you take care…I don’t know if you’re back to work or not. I know you said Jess leaves on Friday, the same day Janelle & Oscar get back. Safe travels for everyone!

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Hello Lynne,

Awe, safe travels for the happy couple! How fun! We went to St. Augustine a couple of years ago with Wayne & Paula! There is lots to do in both Savannah & St. Augustine! I hope they enjoy!

Enjoy the family! When do you return to work?

How is Jim doing? I can imagine this is a very emotional time for him…praying he’s feeling better & his breathing has eased up some. It is awesome that the kids married in the hospital first, so he could be witness to the happy occasion! They do sound cute!

I hope you can get all done that you want & need…safe travels for all the family!

I did absolutely nothing yesterday! Not a thing! It felt good to veg & not hurry off to anywhere. Jim & I will go shopping today for a travel bag for Jim. His fell apart this last outing & he will need a new one before we fly to Ohio & Vegas in a few weeks. It has to fit under the seat so it can’t be too big. He wants to pick it out. I’m gonna try to buy a DVD player to take on the plane, too. Frontier doesn’t offer any WiFi or movies & 5 hours is a long time to do nothing sitting in one place. Watching a movie will pass the time.

Alright, I do hope you are able to get some rest, dear lady. Remembering all those men & women who sacrificed & fought for our freedom in America. May we never forget…



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Hi Rose,

Janelle and Oscar are in NC at a cabin. Then they are going to Savannah a few days and then St Augustine. They will be home on Friday. I haven't heard from her but I don't want to bother them. She has posted on FB.

My SIL is still here until Tuesday morning. My BIL and FIL left today and BIL and SIL leave on Wednesday.

Glad you are feeling better. Glad the rally was a success.

The wedding was awesome, both of them. Janelle and Oscar are so happy and cute. They stopped here before going to Ft Lauderdale and he was straightening her hair. How cute. Jim cried all day. He was so happy she decided to get married in his hospital room first!

Jess is leaving on the 4th and Janelle will be back the same day. Jess wants me to shopping in the morning and I am so tired, and have laundry to do. We already made plans with Joe and Sue. She has been here a month and now she wants to spend time with me.

So I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

It only lasted for a few hours, my sickness. I ate a piece of toast & my stomach calmed down. I took Tylenol & my headache went away. I showered & felt good enough for us to go to the Back the Blue rally. A dozen of us were there…waving our American & thin blue line flags. This group was only for backing the blue, so no negative Biden flags or Trump flags. We were all there to support the police!

I know you’ve been running ragged…it’s almost over now & you will be able to rest. Are you back to work on Tuesday? Safe travels for your guests! Are the kids on their honeymoon? Best wishes!

Take special care. How is Jim? Prayers for him.

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Hi Rose,

I hope you are feeling better soon. I had that one day last week. I am beat. Slept 3 hours last night, and have been running all day. We just brought Jim wedding cake! He said it was awesome.

Jess got her 2nd Covid vaccine today. I will check on her tomorrow. She leaves on June 4th. Off to Italy. Brian left today. Jim's Dad and brother tomorrow. Barb on Tuesday, and Rob and Cheryl on Wednesday.

So tired talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

Continued prayers for Jim…Congrats on your Daughter’s wedding. Congrats to the happy couple.

I woke up with a headache & nausea this morning. No fever. I threw up. We are supposed to go to a back the blue rally this morning. Maybe not…

I hope you get some rest. Enjoy the weekend.

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Hi Rose,

I don't know how long Jim will be in the hospital. Day two and he still is struggling to breathe. Janelle's old supervisor texted me as she was at the wedding and gave me her number and said to call her any time I have any questions or concerns about Jim. We had the ceremony at the hospital and it was great!

The wedding was great. A lot of people came and we enjoyed the day. I will tell you more tomorrow so exhausted.

I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

Oh my, I’m so sorry to hear about Jim! Praying he’s breathing better soon! How wonderful you all are having the wedding in his room! What a surprise! You all are great! The party sounded like it went on without a hitch! Go family!

It felt good to sleep in my own bed! Oh, the little things can make me so happy!

Gonna get shopping for groceries this morning.

Enjoy the family & the blessed event! Praying for Jim!

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Hi Rose,

We bought way too much food. The party was awesome. My two sister in laws took over and made everything happen, and my son too. So the party started around 3:30 and I got home at 6:30 from the hospital. They took Jim by ambulance to the ER where he was admitted with pneumonia. He was only 90 on 10 liters of O2. So he won't be attending the wedding tomorrow, but we have a surprise for him. We are going to the hospital at 3 and doing an immediate family wedding in his room. I will tell you more details later during the week.

It is like 11:53 pm and I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a wonderful day.

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Hello Lynne,

Wow…lots of food! And family fun! Enjoy the party!

Continued prayers for Jim…praying for ease in breathing. Praying for better news from the doctor.

We enjoyed the horse park! It was a nice morning! We stopped in Southern Georgia for the night. Stopping off at Lane peach farm before heading home this morning. They open up at 7 am.

We’re sleeping in our own beds tonight! Woohoo!!!! It will be nice to be home!

Enjoy the festivities! Praying Jim will be able to participate….praying his breathing eases. Praying, praying….

Happy Thursday!

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Hi Rose,

We finished shopping for food today. We have so much food! Enough to feed an army! It is crazy ! I will be so busy the next few days.

Oh you are going on more adventures on the way home. Enjoy your road trip home.

We did our mani/pedi today. The place was not the best.
Jess had to have her nails done over. We reserved as a party and they kinda split us up.

Please continued prayer for Jim. Fighting to keep sats above 80 today. The pulmonary doctor sent orders to get a CXR in the mail today, so we will get it before seeing the Oncologist tomorrow. I will let you know. Tomorrow is the party and I will be busy all day.

Okay I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Hello Lynne,

Chris is good. Praying for Terri & Tara…

We didn’t get to a distillery as planned. One was so small & not in a good neighborhood. I didn’t want to go in. The other We couldn’t find by GPS! We gave up & went to find where the horse park is so we could find it easily today. We went to dinner & walked around downtown for a bit. It’s cloudy this morning….it’s gonna rain this afternoon. So we are planning to get to the park when it opens to see as much as possible! It is a very large place with lots to do!

Thank you for the prayers!

Enjoy the time with family! Praying for Jim…may he find the strength to participate in the wedding & walk Janelle down the aisle. Praying…

Please take special care & enjoy this week…

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Hi Rose,

So glad you all enjoyed everything and everyone! How is Chris doing ? Did she totally recover? Wow prayers for Terri. Thank God her life was spared. My niece was just in an accident too and we are hoping she can come to the wedding. She was rear ended as she lives in Orlando. Her car is all pushed in. Prayers for Tara my niece too.

Prayers for safe travels for your return trip home.

Jim's sister and I did some shopping for the party. We did pretty good. We have to finish in the morning. We are getting mani pedicures tomorrow. I still have to buy shoes. I just got my dress back about a week ago.

Jim is doing fair. He couldn't stabilize his sats today. They were low again. We see the Oncologist on Thursday and I am going to see if she will skip one treatment. He can't do anything and just concerned. Please pray for him. He so wants to walk Janelle down the aisle.

Okay I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day.




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Hello Lynne,

Glad to hear all is well! Sorry to hear Janelle is so stressed. This is a beautiful time in her life…I hope she can come to appreciate it for what it is. Sometimes we just get so caught up in the details…it’s so easy to do.

Leaving this morning. We will be in Lexington, Kentucky this afternoon. We had such a nice visit this time…weather was perfect! Now how often can I say that about Ohio! Lol

We met up with Chris & Mike. It was a nice visit…then met up with my friend Terri at dinner time. She was in an unfortunate car accident 9 days ago so it was so hard to hear how she has been struggling with the whole situation. Her car was totaled & she has broken ribs & is quite sore. She just started a new job…it is quite a miserable situation. A dog ran across the interstate & four cars were involved. Someone crossed over into her lane to avoid hitting the dog. Her car spun around & hit the wall median. She was lucky she wasn’t killed. She is having issues with getting the police report & insurance issues, & she needs a rental car. She is using her son’s currently. Praying for her, that is all gets resolved.

Enjoy the family! You will be inundated with family & friends! Making lots of memories!

Alright, gonna have my coffee & then get going…lots to do this morning before we leave! Have a great day!



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Hi Rose,

Much better today. We woke at 6 am and Breakfast at 8:30 and I was almost done with my cleaning by then. I just had a few things to do. We have been running all day. Relaxing some.

Oh wow your trip did go quick. You made some good memories. You got to see so many people.

Janelle is getting a bit stressed. She got a nail in tire today. It was her last day of work. Oscar worked on some of the decorations today.

Jim's sister is here from Iowa and she will be star with us for a week.

Okay well safe travels for you and I will talk to you tomorrow and I will talk to you tomorrow.





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Hello Lynne,

I know you’re really busy! Please take special care! And try to enjoy the moment…

We spent the whole day out at the marina. Ken & the fam were working on getting things set up there. They have a whole new plot on the river, all to themselves. It’s much nicer where they are…& they have a lot more space. Ken took everyone out on the boat…we went to dinner off the boat to a restaurant on the lake. It was a perfect day for boating! Everyone we encountered were so happy for the freedom of being outside & without masks! The weather was delightful!

We are having lunch with Chris & Mike & will meet up with Terri after work for dinner. Then are time is done here & we will be heading out tomorrow morning. Gosh, the time just flew! We will be back in Naples by Thursday…

You have a great day! I know you’re laser focused! Take time to smell the roses, dear lady. After all, it’s the memories you’ll have after it’s all said & done…you will have many! Happy Monday!

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Hi Rose,

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. It's so nice you get to see everyone. I am so exhausted I still have a few small things to do in the morning. Jim's sister will be here at noon.

I will talk to you more tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

Yes, Ash is a beautiful young lady! And a good kid too! She is very respectful & kind. And considerate of others….just a great kid!

You are blessed with family & good neighbors! Please don’t over do it! Things will get done…you don’t want to get hurt.

We didn’t do much yesterday. We cooked out with Anna & Frank…& just relaxed. After running around the last few days, it felt good! I even got to take a nap! Lol

We are going to Ken’s boat today…so we will hang out at the marina. It’s starting out to be a beautiful day, but I do believe there is rain in the forecast for later. We shall see!

Tomorrow, I am meeting up with friends Chris & Mike for lunch. They are the ones who came to visit us this past February. And we will be meeting up with Terri, my long time friend, for dinner. And we will be leaving,Tuesday morning, heading to Lexington, Kentucky. We want to see a horse Farm along the way…it’s right off the interstate, so we are stopping there. They are closed on Tuesday, so we will get there & checkout a bourbon distillery & have dinner. Then get to the horse farm on Wed morning. There is a lot to see there! We can stay the day & hit the road afterward.

Alright, I hope your day goes well! Happy vacay!

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Hi Rose,

Oh Ash has grown up to be such a beautiful young lady. She got so tall. So Ken and Lisa are going to be empty nesters. So glad you got to go back up and enjoy the ceremony long or not and just spend some quality time with her. That's nice that you enjoy shopping together. I enjoy shopping with Janelle. We both dread shopping with Jess as she has to touch and try on everything.

I had Jeff and Oscar here today and they were a big help. My lovely next door neighbors spent 3 to 4 hours in my backyard, taking up my leaves and making it look manageable. They are the best neighbors ever.

I did so much today. My body is aching and I am going to bed. So I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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5/22/21 6:41 A

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Hello Lynne,

Continued prayers for Jim….

So good to hear you’re getting help from the boys! That’s wonderful! They can do all the heavy stuff you need done!

Awe, thank you! I was still clicking on the wrong one, once in a while…old habits die hard!

Ash’s graduation was lovely! Weather was perfect & she was so beautiful! So grown up! Ceremony was long, again. Last grandchild graduating from high school! Time is flying! Ash had both sets of grandparents at her graduation…ain’t that something!



I bought her flowers but forgot them at Frank’s place…sighing. I was so mad at myself. I will bring them to her today. She is working this morning. I did spend part of the day yesterday shopping with her…she says she loves shopping with me! We are two peas in a pod when it comes to shopping! We both love looking at things. Lisa was never a shopper & doesn’t care for it. You can tell Ash is my granddaughter! Lol

Hanging with Frank & Anna today. Everyone else is headed to the boat today. They changed docks because of their new boat’s size…they are on the river side now. Anyway, they are relocating everything this weekend. We will be heading up there tomorrow to see it all & take a ride on the new boat.

Frank is working a few hours this morning. Jim wants to go to the flea market, so I am tagging with him. Should be interesting…lol.

Alright, I hope to get a bunch of pictures from Lisa & Ken from the last two days….I will post if I can!

Enjoy the weekend! I know you have a lot to do! Busy! Busy!

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Hi Rose,

Oh I am exhausted. So glad I don't have to work next week. I had to go to the pharmacy again as the ARNP called with Jim's CXR results and believes he has an infection too. She said with the cancer and chemo and underlying COPD it makes him more susceptible to infection. And we got the Nebulizer so he has done 2 treatments today and will do another before bed. I ran to Aldi's and took Cassie for a walk, made dinner, and cleaned up.

The boys are coming over to help me clean tomorrow. Jeff and Oscar. Yipee! Hopefully we can finish it off. Then I can focus on the wedding.

Oh the post, I figured out how to move it back to 1st place, just for you.

Oh my Ash looks so grown up! That is great she will be going away for school. That is great she is going for the sciences. My Jeff loves science. I hope you all enjoyed the day. Wow pretty busy and that is a pretty long ceremony.

That is great Cory is going for interviews. Prayers that he lands the job of his dreams!

Okay I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.


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Hello Lynne,

Guess what? This post is back to the top! Lol. What the heck??? Hahahaha…

The ceremony was long yesterday….weather was great! The ceremony for the HS will be in the same stadium. It’s the HS football Stadium! Dang covid! Everything is outdoors…



Ash is going to Bowling Green…a private college here in Ohio. She will be living on campus. She will major in environmental sciences. She is interested in working with water…much like Corey did with rock. His degree is in the environmental sciences too.

By the way….Corey has a second interview with a large company in Toledo…he really wants that job….I pray he gets it! He has a first interview elsewhere today too. He is desperately trying hard to get a job! Go Corey!

I hope all turned out well & all the equipment arrived in a timely manner. May his breathing ease. Praying for Jim…

Yeah on the countdown! 7 days!

We spent a few hours with Ash at lunchtime yesterday. We took her shopping for a little jacket to wear to cover her shoulders at the ceremony last night. She wasn’t permitted to have her shoulders showing…since her dress had thin straps. She will be wearing her cap & gown tonight. I am taking her shopping for white shoes this morning & take her to get her nails done. Grandma-granddaughter bonding!

Alright, you have a nice end to this work week! You’re off all next week, right? Enjoy!!!






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Hi Rose,

I'm glad you enjoyed Savannah. How nice everything fell into place, the weather was nice. Glad you enjoyed it.

Glad the weather is more reasonable this time around. It sounds awesome. Hope you all enjoy your time as you celebrate Ash! She is going to be a busy girl. That is great. Where is she going to college? Glad you didn't run into any gas issues. I will tell Janelle. We did find one has station on our way to E Ft Myers that only had diesel fuel today. Do enjoy the whole family sounds like fun.

Today was quite the day. I came in late after I got him an appointment with the Pulmonologist. It was for 12:50. We saw the ARNP. I used to work with her sister at the hospital. She felt like it is inflammation from the chemo so she put him on steroids and ordered him a nebulizer. We should get it tomorrow. She wants him to do it 3 x a day. Then we went to the pharmacy where we waited 45 minutes. Then we drove to E Ft Myers to get a canister of O2, and we were trying to get the doctor's office to fax the nebulizer order so when they dropped off the oxygen tomorrow they would drop off the nebulizer too. Their fax wasn't working so finally when I put the O2 in the car I realized I asked them for the paper order and I had it in the backseat. So they were closing and I ran it back inside quick before they closed so we will get it tomorrow. They did one in the office and it did make a difference. I am exhausted. At least Sue brought me all the leftover food from the potluck, so I didn't have to cook! I worked only 4 1/4 hours today.

Eight days left until the wedding. We are on the countdown.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a good day. Have so much fun!



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5/20/21 6:30 A

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Hello Lynne,

Yes, the plan was only to stay in Savannah for two nights…I think we could have used another day. Three nights would have been perfect. But no matter…we did enjoy our time there!

Praying for Jim…may his breathing become easier.

We arrived in Ohio early afternoon. The weather is perfect! It’s supposed to be lovely all through the weekend…lucky us! What a difference from our last visit! Traveling here was a breeze! No gas issues….we did see a few pumps covered more than usual….but Jim was always topping off the tank everywhere we went, so no issues. We decided we weren’t wearing a mask either…& besides getting a few eye ball looks…no one bothered us. I do notice more & more people are going maskless.

We met up with Brennan for dinner…he was the only one available. Lisa was tired & had a headache, so we will see her today. Ash, Ken, & Cor were working. Frank & Anna too.

We are going to Ash’s graduation from the criminal justice program this evening. Ash will be available late morning for a couple of hours, so we will pick her up for lunch to visit with her a little. She has graduation rehearsal in the morning…& graduation tonight.

Then tomorrow is her graduation from the HS. It’s also in the evening at some stadium. Both ceremonies will be outdoors. We plan to attend.

The weekend is open. I do believe we will have dinner with Frank & Anna on Saturday. Either cookout or out somewhere. Sunday we are expecting to be out by the boat…everyone is headed their Saturday, late. They plan to sleep on the boat. Yes, it’s that big! Lol

Alright, I hope work goes well…& it’s not too crazy! Happy Thursday!



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Hi Rose,

Oh I didn't know you were leaving so soon. Glad you got to do so much. Nice you stayed in Kentucky and only have a few hour drive to your next stop.

Jim is having breathing issues again. His stats are very low again and so we had to increase his oxygen. This happened before as well. We were supposed to go to church for a potluck tonight but apparently this has been going on for two days. He just failed to tell anyone.

Anyway Sue and Joe are on the way and are bringing food from the potluck so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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5/19/21 6:09 A

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Hello Lynne!

We are in Kentucky! We left Savannah after I took some photos around Savannah in the morning. We followed the map we had of all the sites & squares so we could get pics of the things we wanted to. It was a nice morning! We traveled all day & ended up in Lexington, Kentucky for the night. We now have 5 hours of a drive into Medina, Oh. Not bad!

Good to hear the weddings plans are being refined to everyone’s liking! It will be a perfect day!

I bet you can’t wait for your vacay! Woohoo!

Thanks on the birthday wishes! Getting older is such a thrill! Not! Lol

Have a good day! Happy Wednesday!

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