When I last blogged, last week, it was the day after Ed and I visited a neighboring county’s fair. It had been YEARS since just the two of us had been to a fair, and we really enjoyed ourselves. We ate a pancake/sausage supper, watched some pigs race, admired various breeds of poultry on exhibit, visited the old farm equipment exhibit, toured a very old log house, filled with antiques, and even watched syrup making and cornmeal grinding in progress. It was a nostalgic look back at a much simpler time. I think, if the truth be told, those were much happier times, too.
Ed and I were in the process of trying to take each other’s picture, at the fair, when a sweet student nurse stopped and offered to take this picture of us together.Bless her heart, it’s good to know there are still kind people among us. The picture is a little blurry, but, at least, she captured the memory.
Ed and I were able to literally experience God’s protecting hand upon us on the way home from the fair. We were about three miles, or so, from our home, when we noticed something odd in the road just ahead of us. Apparently a car accident had just happened, and before we could even process what was going on, and slow down properly, suddenly there was an entire wheel (suspension still attached, but no car) looming in the lane in front of us, while the wrecked was car in the lane beside us. Thanks to Ed’s quick reaction, we were able to swerve off the edge of the road, without losing control, and avoid hitting the wheel. I shudder to think what might have happened if our little PT Cruiser had hit that large wheel in the road! I’m so thankful we were not involved in the first accident, or in a second accident caused by the debris of the first accident. Praise the Lord! The whole incident shook us up pretty good, though. You just never know… After the fair trip, the rest of our week was ‘fairly’ uneventful (pun intended!).
Ed began the tedious work of cutting up one of the pecan trees we lost in hurricane Matthew. It was a good-sized tree, so it’s been a pretty good job for one person. It hasn’t helped matters that our chain saw isn’t being agreeable. He’s almost finished with tree #1, but a second tree is still awaiting his attention. The chain saw is still acting up.
My poor hens are still molting, and they still look awful. Egg production has stopped, and their appetite is small, these days. I actually had to buy a dozen eggs, last week! I certainly can’t complain, though, because this little flock of nine hens has laid over 3,000 eggs! I’ve decided to keep ‘the girls’ penned up and give them some medication for a few days, in hopes it will help them get back to normal. They’ll [eventually] continue to lay more eggs, but their best laying days are behind them, since their ages range from 4 1/2 to 2 years old.
In other news, our oldest grandchild, and only granddaughter, celebrated her tenth birthday, over the weekend. She’s grown up so much this year! She’s growing into quite a lovely young lady, and we’re so proud of her. Her family celebrated with a party, on Saturday, which all of the guests enjoyed.
Speaking of celebrating, tonight will mark the one-year anniversary of Ed’s heart attack. I’m SO thankful he’s alive and well to celebrate! It’s been a very special year, and we’ve treasured every day of it. A good friend, and former co-worker of mine, buried her husband, just yesterday. But for the grace of God, I could be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Ed’s death, today.
Speaking of God, Ed and I traveled to a different church, yesterday, to hear our son speak, there, for the first time. It was about a thirty minute drive to this little church, located on a little country road at the other end of our county. The church building was simple, the congregation was small, but the service was so sweet. It took me back in time, to the little country churches of my youth. Ed and I both agree, we enjoyed visiting there.
The Sunday evening service took us back to a church we had visited last Sunday evening. It turned out they were having a special prayer service for the upcoming election. Again, it was another sweet service. They invited us to join them, next week, for their 5th Sunday night sing.
I’m running a bit behind with getting this blog post written and posted, so I should stop right here, for today. Ed and I began today by having blood work done, and getting our yearly flu shot. What a way to start the week, but it’s a way of life, at our age! I’m just thankful we’ve lived to see another day, together. Amen!
Have a happy Monday!