So far 2009 has been an exciting year and this is only the second week. We had water pouring through the ceiling, which hubby fixed successfully. Then our neighbor, Marrianne, who lives alone, fell and ripped the tendon out of her knee. Subsequently, she went to the hospital and stayed there for 48 hours before surgery was performed. This morning I picked her up and brought her home. She can't do much for herself, so I am helping her out when I can.
Two nights ago, hubby slipped on the ice when he was working and did something to his back. He was in a lot of pain and today I phoned a chiropractor, who agreed to see him. He came home feeling much better and his wallet was a lot lighter. I guess it won't put as much strain on his back not having that $75 to carry around. He has to go back Monday for another treatment, which will make his wallet another $30 lighter. Seems to me that his back will not be under as much strain. Hopefully at that point he will feel much better and not have to go back. Keeping my fingers crossed.
On a happier note, Brandon phoned on Friday and asked if he could stay overnight. He arrived about 7pm and we watched a bit of TV and then had two games of Mario Baseball. The first game he beat me 15 to 1. He was ecstatic. However, the first time I batted in the second game, I hit a homerun. He said, "Okay, Grandma, no more mercy for you," and beat me 9 to 1. At least I did better the second time, but he was thrilled that he won both games. This morning, Brandon and I went to Zellers (Canadian department store similar to Wal *Mart.) I happened to see comforters in a bin in the center aisle. They were marked $19.95. I didn't expect I'd find a Queen for that price but found two and I bought both. That is a great deal. Comforters are usually very expensive. I bought a cream one with roses and a black and white one. When I get the camera working, I will take photos. When it rains, it pours. Some negative things have happened this year, but have also received a few blessings. One counteracts the other and that's what life is all about. ~Blessings, Mary~