Archive for December, 2010


Chill In Possum Kingdom

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas my friends. The chill of winter is around and about us and the excitement of Christmas is in the air. Can you believe Santa Clause is already packing his sleigh! Well the past few mornings here in Possum Kingdom we have had some young snow (that’s a heavy frost) and some mighty cold temperatures, like yesterday morning it got down to 7.8F and this morning it was a balmy 11F. Well these cold mornings makes it a little more difficult to get up and going, so I take advantage of the need to do things in the house. Like what you ask? You know the Mr. Mom stuff and by the way the pay is way to low but the rewards are incredible.

Charleston has me going to labs once every three months and looking at the reports, my liver is just as happy as it can be, matter of fact everything is happy. I have to watch those sugar numbers they creep up and then I look at the scales and they went up. I have to keep the weight down, they want me to stay at 280 and I am at 286, so the docs won’t fuss. I have to go see Dr. Kopp in Anderson in January and Dr. Willner in Charleston in February.

Chief and I will be testing in January for our final test to become a therapy dog team, this test will be around wheel chairs, crutches, walkers, canes and of course people on these appliances. Chief says that as longs as they don’t get on his tail he won’t mind, did I tell you Chief is an English Bulldog born at Happy Cow Creamery.

OK it’s off to work now, you see Claire can tell when I posted this and she knows I am suppose to be on the clock so I guess I better get busy now with my Mr. Mom stuff. I hope you have an incredibly great day and remember to share the reason for the season with that person God puts in your path today.

God Bless You,


If you meet me and forget me, you lose nothing ……………..

If you meet my God and forget him, you lose everything…..


Time Lost In Possum Kingdom

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Well Good Evening,

I know this is a shock for most of us, but it is for real it’s really me writing again. First of all I want to say I am sorry for so much lost time. I guess one of the best excuses I can give is that I have been feeling so good I have not had time to sit down and write. OK, I know you are thing what’s wrong now, I can proudly say nothing, I just made myself sit down and write.

OK let me try to catch you up in a short post.

I hope yo had a great Thanksgiving as we did, we went camping at Calhoun Falls and had a great time and you should have seen that spread of food we had.

Me, I am doing just great, God pours out his blessing on me each day. I am still an active busy Mr. Mom, pay is still below minimum wage but it’s a great job. I am still busy with Atlantic Computers, so remember me when you have that computer need. I still go to Charleston once a year for a check up, that amounts to a drive down for some good ole Shrimp n Grits at the Charleston Crab House. Things here at the farm are going good and glad to see the rain. I have been busy with a new addition to the family, Chief. Chief, Abigail & I have been in training class most of the year from basic to advanced classes. Chief is now a Certified Good Citizen from AKC and we are headed to becoming a therapy team.

Claire has completed her BSN from South University and we are so proud of her. She finally hung up AnMed after almost 26 years with most of that being in the emergency department. She is now happily employed by Hospice Of The Upstate, Home Care. I never would have believed how happy she can be and how much stress is gone for her and us.

Justin graduated from Winthrop University in May with a teaching certificate, MajorĀ  in Physical Education and a Minor in Health. His hope of course was to teach PE some where and maybe get an assistant football coach. North Augusta Middle School hired him as the PE teacher and offered him the head football coach position, he accepted. The team had an incredible year, they completed the year undefeated and winning the city and county championships. He was also an assistant coach on the North Augusta Varsity team who made it to the third round of playoffs. It is still just him and his dog Leroy.

Abigail is doing great and making great strides in school but of course she has that pre-teen attitude. She has been playing fast pitch softball while maintaining her grades and remaining on the AB honor role. She is a Red-Neck, County, Daddy’s Girl.

Well the girls are in bed, Chief is snoring behind the chair and Sampson is wrapped up in a blanket, so I should put the boys to bed and call it a night.

I hope you have an awesome night,

God Bless You,