Just to update on some that we have heard of...
Zach and Audrey evac'ed to Austin to stay with Amber and Derek.
Bubba and Angie (Audrey's sister) Gates, Santa Fe, seemed to weather Ike OK.
Not sure about some of the brethren/building in Baycliff...doesn't sound good.
Grandson Taylor rode it out with his parents...lost a big tree, back fence, and the chimney...all other of their extended family are OK.
My mom in Opelousas, LA lost power this morning for a few hours, but all is restored.
The LaRue's (Alan and Larry) seemed to suffer some damage, but all are OK...nothing major.
Joe Scarborough et al are OK, just a few shingles.
Bill and Lauri Baker evac'ed to Palestine (problems there, now)...Bill is on the way back to check their home and building
I think that is all I know.
Love to and prayers for all...
Hugh and Linda
A GREAT singing at Campbell Road Friday night. Uplifting, very uplifting.
My mom is "in the path" of Mr. G. Actually, he seems to be travelling so that she will be just northeast...not the best place to be. He is weakening, so that is good. My brother (and family), and some other brethren are with her (she's 83), she has a generator, plenty of candles....and lots of BlueBell and spoons!!! We are hoping to get some much needed rain from him.
We've thoroughly enjoyed having Ara and Isshah for the early part of the weekend, and now enjoy Isshah, Adam and AshleyM, and soon to enjoy AshleyL and a friend for lunch.
It was great to sleep in today (7:00 for old folks is sleeping in).
The start of school has been good for both of us. Again, I am teaching some little darlings that Linda taught in Kinder...
Had a great lunch, with some great kids. All have returned home...praying for their safe travel.
Mom just called. The wind and the rain both increased. She has lost electricity (so far for about an hour), and lost a large tree in the back of the property which took out her storage building. Not much in it of value, but all is scattered over the yards in the area. All are well.
Oh, by the way....
I had a multi-situation checkup last week.
1. Migraines seem to be in check. Only 2 this entire summer. With school starting this may change, but I can increase preventative meds if needed.
2. Kidney function has "slightly" increased. Nothing near "normal", but probably just one of those "little" ups and downs. Still laying off of salt, and drinking mostly water.
3. Thyroid situation is a little confusing, however. Lately, I have been more restless at night, hot most of the time, and shaking a bit. It seems that my thyroid levels are increasing to a point above normal again. Doc reduced the level of daily hormone and will check again in about 6 weeks. It is "possible" that the "destroyed" thyroid gland, may be rebounding. If my levels are still up at the next checkup, he will reduce my meds a bit drastically.
Nothing life threatening, just a bit bothersome.
Thanks for your concerns and prayers.
OK, here I go. A veritable feast of sports, and other things. Other things? Yes, other things, like Synchronized Diving, Gymnastics, and all other events with SUBJECTIVE SCORINNG. Athletic? ABSOLUTELY! Artistic? YES! Sport? NO!
A sport is an event that has OBJECTIVE scoring...head to head against others, where there is a way to score a point or goal. Put a ball through a basket...get points. Hit a ball so far...score a run. Hit a ball that an opponent can't hit/catch...score a point. Objective scoring, no question, not depending on anything but the opponent/fence/or object of the game.
Subjective scoring is just that...subjective! It depends on...whatever...whether the judge(s) had a bad day, a good day, a like/dislike for the country of the competitor, etc. None of this, "Well, this was better than that, and I gave them a 6.0, so this will be a 6.2, it may be better, but someone may do this better, so I will only give it a 6.1, so I can give them a 6.2", or some such ridiculous thought process. NOT A SPORT!
HAVE A NICE DAY!
The Bozeman's Bed/Breakfast (any meal, really) and Coffee shop.
Just so you know...
We live in Denton, Texas...five hours north of Houston (other areas calculate for yourself), about a mile or so West of I-35E. We are in the PERFECT spot for a sleep-over if you are travelling to points farther north (especially if you get a later-than-expected start), or if you are travelling south and get too sleepy to continue, or if you just want to visit us.
Or, maybe you are considering continuing your education at North Texas University or Texas Woman's University. Feel free to call and stay with us when you plan a visit. Linda has lived here since she was a teenager, and knows all of the local points of interest (I can drive us there), like Beth Marie's Ice Cream Shop on the square, Denton County Hamburgers, and the first names of all of the employees of every Starbucks in the 940 area code (just kidding about that one).
We meet with the saints at the West Main congregation in Lewisville, only a 20 minute drive, and have been known to provide transport (and a meal or two) for poor, lonely, isolated college students to the assembly. Linda's dad is an elder at the Eastside group in Denton, literally walking distance from TWU, and we can introduce you around there, so you can make your decision where you might want to attend.
We would LOVE to have you...just give us about 10-15 minutes notice!
Had my nephrologist appointment last Wednesday. Looks like the kidney damage is permanent, even though there was a slight improvement in function. Creatinine levels still very high, but protein levels decreased some. No major action needed, just continue low salt/sodium intake, keep weight/blood pressure in check, drink plenty of water, and stay away from ANY meds OTC or otherwise that have warnings about kidney complications.
The car was packed, so we left there for Deer Park to pick up Taylor, then on to spend a great few days at Zach and Audrey's on the beach in Galveston.
On the way back, we were blessed in attending the Kleinwood Singing. Afterward, stayed at the "Les Hodges Hotel". Visited with the Parsons' (Jill P. is Les' daughter and a childhood friend of Linda) until 2am. Went out to breakfast, walked a mall with Z&A, visited some relatives of Linda's dad, then drove home.
After Singing School and this trip, WE FINALLY UNPACKED!!!
Don't guess we'll be planning any trips in the near future, as school starts soon. *give school the BRESSE!!!*