Saturday, July 04, 2020
Happy Independence Day to all. Been a while since I was here. Much is going on. Brad's surgery is scheduled for 7/21. They are going in to get the tumor from the rectum. He has to be there on 7/20 to get a Corona Virus test. He will be in the hospital for 3-4 days, before coming home. Seems unreal, almost a two years! He is very excited and looks at this as a positive move. I hear the depression at times in his voice. It just tears me up. But keep trying to give a positive attitude all the time. They are getting settled in their new house. Margaret will probably go up to take care of the kids while they are gone. I may join her the end of the week. I have my appointment with the new ortho doctor on 7/21. And I don't want to push it further out. I told Brad I would but he said not to. We are having a very quiet 4th of July. Will go to church later, and maybe dinner after church, Tomorrow I will smoke a pork butt and make a batch of pulled pork. I did one a couple of weeks ago and it turned out so well. Tried to go shopping with Margaret , we got to Walmart and my knee started hurting bad shortly after we go there. I pushed on but stayed in the car when she went to Dierbergs and Target. Iced the knees when we got home so that I can stand and walk for church. Will watch some fireworks on television tonight. Will be strange as for so many years we have gone downtown for our July 4th celebration. Used to have a huge weekend celebration with fireworks every night. Our church would have a beer booth down there where we would raise money for the soccer teams. I sit here reflecting on the state of the world. So sad, so much anarchy, and hatred. Growing up I could never imagine the world being this way. I can only pray for peace. I hope you are all having a nice holiday weekend.