Greetings from South Texas where summer is here and Texas is going to be opened up on 1 May 2020.
Some good news! We were advised last Tuesday that Clay was Number One on the list for his Heart Cath and Aorta Valve Replacement for 1 May! We are so glad! We will not know which way they will replace the AVR until the Heart Cath is done Friday. We will be there at 6 AM and the procedure will start at 8 AM.
Friday I had an eye appointment and Clay had an appointment at BAMC for a checkup. It was an interesting day getting out of the house since we had not been anywhere but curbside HEB for groceries for 6 weeks! I picked up some things at Whole Foods and as I came out of the store it felt like it was just yesterday that we had been out and about.
So for those who have not been out yet, believe me, once your area opens up, you will have the same feeling.
Today Clay had an appointment for Therapy at BAMC this morning. He had purchased a gift for his surgeon Major David Wilson. We were told Friday that he would be deploying in the next week or so and we would not see him again. This morning we stopped in at the Clinic to leave his gift – a set of Oak Leaf Clusters that he will pin on when he is promoted to Lt Colonel hopefully by the end of the year. We had prepared a card for him expressing our gratitude to him for saving Clay’s hand. We left the Orthopedic area indicating we were heading to the Business Office to pay another bill. When I came out of that office I looked up and here came our beloved Major Wilson looking for us to thank us for the wonderful gift and card! I will admit that we broke all the rules because I gave him 2 great hugs and Clay also gave him a hug. If we could adopt him we would! LOL. This was the highlight of the day for us!
Sunday our new yard man, Roger, did the yard! He is absolutely one of the hardest working individuals that we have hired. I do believe we have a permanent yard man forever, as needed.
I have been working on Celebrating Mary Brown this month (and it is not a lot). I have mostly bought books or patterns (like I needed more) and gave up on OMG – difficult focusing. I have finished 3 of the last 4 leaf blocks for Mary Brown. I am almost finished with the 4th and hoping that it will be a quiet day tomorrow and I can do that! So here is what I have done. The blocks will go on the bottom of the quilt. I have not done the blocks with the Vase’s.
Here is a picture of the right hand corner of the quilt.
Lot of work yet to do to catch up, but I will be happy to finish the 4th block of leaves.
Again, I have not really had time or ability to focus on reading other Blogger’s post! We are praying that things go well and our lives will return to normal in June, if not before. I believe that our 2020 will begin in July which is fine. We have received so many many blessings this year it is unbelievable.
Today was no different because we were unaware that the Base entry rules had changed and we had to go back to the Visitors Center to get Clay a temporary pass (I have a permanent one because I am a retired Civilian). IF that had not happened, we would have been in the Orthopedic Clinic 30 minutes earlier and Major Wilson would have not been able to chase us down. Life is good, even when we do not understand why things happen when they do!
Wish all a great week and will try to get an update out in a week or so!
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