Archive for September, 2011

29
Sep

5 Years Ago

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Well most of you don’t know this but 5 years ago today I retired from Anderson County Arson Unit. Today was much like that day 5 years ago, I just had a quite uneventful day. I am proud of my time I worked as a dedicated Anderson County Fire Commission employee. I am so proud of the 27 fire departments in the county because the fire commission may have not waved good bye but the the fire departments and firefighters sure did. I have lifelong friendships that were forged and nothing can ever break them. You know one of the great things is when I retired 5 years ago I only had about six months left to live short of a liver transplant according to the doctors. I now wonder how many bets were lost as you can tell I am still here, in other words I am not writing from the grave. I will have to say that my new job, Mr. Mom is the best job but the pay not so much, kind of compares to my pay as a public servant.

Well the pneumonia is better but still here, I was however able to go to Piedmont this afternoon to watch Abigail play softball, they tied and played a great game. I am looking forward to going to North Augusta Wednesday to watch Justin’s team win again.

I am going to say good night now I think the game and travel has wore me out so I am headed to bed.

God Bless You & Good Night,

Pel

26
Sep

Happy Fall

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Well I know this is late, but not really! I wrote a post Saturday night but forgot to push the post button at the right time. I looked and looked but could not find it anywhere so I will combine Saturday’s post with this one. I first of all bragged about those Tigers.

Now all of those numbers and everything else is old news now so I won’t give you all that information again, I will just tell you how great them Tigers really are. Oh yeah I am sure you have not heard but that school that has a yard-bird on the side line got lucky on their game Saturday also.

On to other things happening. Well this mess called pneumonia is something to deal with. I feel worst now than I did last Tuesday when I went to the doctor’s office, but they say I’m doing OK. I called this morning and said I feel like, well just say the white stuff on the top of chicken poop, by the way do you know what that white stuff is?? Homework question! They told me I needed to give the medication a few more days to work,  really good pills I guess at nearly $17 each. Looks like the pills would call me and tell me I am doing better but anyway I took the last one this morning hopefully soon I’ll get that call and tell me I am better.

You know good true friends are hard to find but I sure have lucked up in my life to be surrounded by such good true friends. Just one example as I have been sick and trying to keep Abigail active has been a challenge for Claire and myself. I carried Abigail to softball practice but did not feel like staying so I came home and got a text message and it said one of the moms would bring Abigail home, Claire was busy late at one of her patient’s house, that was great news that I did not have to go back after Abigail. When the mom got her home she then explained the other arrangements she had made for Abigail for the next couple of days, she said she knew I would not feel like doing all the traveling and she is right.

Claire sure has been extra sweet to me while I have felt bad as she has been so busy with her really sick patients but has made sure everything was just perfect for Abigail and I. She has worked so hard she is still doing paperwork now so her patients and me are taken care of. I Love You, Sweetie.


The night has drawn near an end, I have woke Chief up and made him move twice and he has still not made it to his bed and Samson is just wishing we would be quite and close his crate so he can’t hear Chief snoring. I have watched the news so I know all the bad stuff that has happened today and drank my glass of Happy Cow Butter Milk, prescribed by Farmer Tom. I guess at this point there is nothing left to do but go belly up for a few hours and get ready for another day.

One last question on your journey today did you take time to tell someone about Jesus and how much he loves them. In your daily prayer ask God to give you a long crooked patch so you will have more chances to share the love of God with more people.

God Bless You,
Pel

If you meet me and forget me you lose nothing…………
If you meet my God and forget Him you lose everything…….

22
Sep

Rainy Days In Possum Kingdom

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Good Evening Everyone,

Well I guess if you are going to be sick, be sick on rainy days and you won’t feel as lazy for sitting around in the house.

Well I have been good at following most of the directions that has been ordered, I was grounded for Abigail’s Softball game on Tuesday and Justin’s Football game on Wednesday and guess what happened, both of them lost their games. As most of you know that since my transplant I have had some issues with my blood sugar. The numbers were coming down and things looking good until this week. I have not cheated much on my diet and have eaten very little of the things I should not, but yesterday after a good breakfast and eating nothing else at 2:00 PM I check my levels and it was over 400. I called my doctor and he said for me to stop the Prednisone and I did and my levels are dropping slowly. I have figured out one thing the Prednisone was working on the pain because the pain is coming back. If I am not a lot better by Friday, tomorrow I am suppose to call the doctor’s office, not sure what to do right now.

Well I guess I should say good night because Chief is resting so well I don’t want to wake him.

God Bless You,

Pel & Chief

21
Sep

Change The Weather and Look What Happens

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Good afternoon,

Well as I have stated before I am trying to do better about posting so here goes.

This cooler weather sure has has felt good and I have felt good therefore I had a productive weekend. I have been working on a big walk in closet and I finally got the walls ready to paint, found out why God did not make me a sheet rock finisher. I started putting on the primer after I removed the wallpaper and pulled the facing off the sheet rock, therefore it sucked up the primer, so after two coats of primer and 2 coats of paint, 4 gallons total later we have a Butter Cookie colored wall. Saturday Daddy had put the cows in the barn and we separated them from the ones going to the sell barn and the ones we are keeping, then church on Sunday and practice before and after Sunday evening service, just a good busy weekend.

Monday morning got Abigail to school and returned home felling great, while I was brushing my tooth with my right hand I had an terrible sharp pain in my left lung area. It was not a heart pain but in my lung, so no fussing. I thought it would go away just as quick as it came, but it did not. I had to carry Abigail to the dentist and my lung doctor is in the same building so I dropped in to see what they though. They ordered a x-ray and made an appointment Tuesday for the results. The results shocked me because if the sharp pain was not there I felt ok. The results showed that I have pneumonia so I am grounded for a few days and loading up on high powered antibiotics and prednisone, so a few days of being lazy I should be ready to harass my family and friends once again.

Time to hit the chair again and be lazy, happy rainy day to you all.

God Bless You,

Pel

If you meet me and forget me you lose nothing…………
If you meet my God and forget Him you lose everything…….

15
Sep

Changing Of The Seasons

   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Good afternoon,

I sure hope you are having a great day and I hope you are looking forward to the cooler weather and to the beautiful colors God has planned for us this fall.

I wanted to post a quick note and let you know how much it means to me for you to take your time and check in on me. I am sorry for my lack of postings. I am still doing well and now I only get to go to Charleston once a year to eat shrimp and grits and oh yeah I stop by and see the doctor then also. In the past four years I have been blessed to learn the corner on which Shawn, my donor fell so I stop by there and lift up a prayer to Almighty God in Shawn’s remembrance and pray for his family, my family and thank God for my health.

The doctors are all pleased with my blood work, the last one showed everything right in line of where it should be, except for my blood sugar. It has been creeping up in the past couple of years and now I am on some oral medication to help control it. I have also tried to learn what foods are better and which ones act like poison to me and will spike me blood sugar level and put me to sleep.

Claire tells me my birthdays are catching up with me because I now have to wear reading glasses on rare occasions. You know if it is the birthdays catching up I am proud because if you remember my birthdays almost got canceled back in 2007. God is Great.

Justin has just started his second season at North Augusta Middle School as head football coach, Daddy, Deda, Abigail and myself traveled to North Augusta last evening to watch them whoop up on Paul Knox Middle School, final score NAMS - 20 and PKMS - 12

Abigail has just started fall softball and Tuesday night she got the game ball for hitting not one but two home runs, yelp I was a proud Daddy.

Well my list of things to do today is still look pretty long to me so better get busy, I would hate to lose my Mr. Mom position.

Have a great day!

God Bless You,

Pel