Calamities/ThursdayDoors

This was quite the week for the whole family.

  • Youngest daughter learned of her car eventually needing a new engine and warranty won’t cover it until it actually fails. This is pretty frustrating.
  • Eldest daughter was without electricity for 8 hours, hot water for 4 days, and then internet and cable were cut accidentally during repair of said hot water issue.
  • A ‘trustee’,aka convict, escaped from the Missouri State Fairgrounds who house these people to clean and work around the fairgrounds when most folks are in bed. (More on this in a bit)
  • And finally, the husband was in the hospital with afib and released Wednesday evening after a battery of doctors coming in an out with differing opinions. The VA is good at that. No offense. I could go on about this too but I will refrain.

First the Doors…

Double Door in the ICU -- Columbia, MO VA Hospital
Double Door in the ICU — Columbia, MO VA Hospital

Ron I’m happy to say has lost 80 pounds in the last couple years. But much of it is due to 4 stomach surgeries that involved removing tumors that have been bleeding. Thankfully they are benign, But if they keep returning it will involve a more involved surgery. This is a direct result of dismantling too many meth labs while in law enforcement before they really understood what the effects of meth were. I am very proud of my husband’s service in law enforcement. He fought the good fight. I know of many who are not so good, sadly.

My opinion is probably not appreciated
My opinion is probably not appreciated

With all that about the hubby’s career out there, you can summize that I know a few people in our local law enforcement community. There are many aware of my daycare that has been here since 1995, on the Katy Trail. I can only think that they felt I was in good hands with my husband’s presence and I didn’t need to be notified. Guess what?! He may not have actually been here. A simple phone call or text would have been greatly appreciated as I took it upon myself to do a self-directed lock down after my mother-in-law and a neighbor’s mother notified me. (Thank you both!) And oh, by the way, he was apprehended on the Katy Trail, albeit in the opposite direction. I’m pretty peeved at the whole incident. This is the not the first time the trail has been used by escapees.

Thank you to anyone who read the whole paragraph. I will not get on my soapbox any further. At least not today 😉

To conclude today’s late Thursday Doors entry, I’ll ask you to please take a moment or two to visit Norm 2.0 and see all the week’s door entries, beginning with Norm. It’s a wonderful group of people and they won’t disappoint. Following with some blooms of the week from the garden.

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Loch Lomond for Our Veterans

L is for Loved:
Honor Flight is making our Veterans feel “Loved” by escorting them via air on dedicated flights to visit memorials built to give tribute for the sacrifices they made.

One local photographer has documented in pictures his trip with one of these Honor Flights.
For a commentary of Kevin Walker’s experience as well as more pictures, see Here:

I wanted to present it to you in a slideshow with music. Hope you’ll thank a Vet today.

If you are a Veteran,

God Bless You!

Reblogged from my ‘other blog’ http://stephaniesstuff84.blogspot.com/2015/04/loch-lomond.html

In Honor of Veterans—Letter L

For Letter L, Loch Lomond on the 5-string with a slide show of a Honor Flight given in their behalf. Hope you’ll check it out

http://stephaniesstuff84.blogspot.com/2015/04/loch-lomond.html

Special thanks to Kevin Walker for allowing me to present the slideshow with his photos. See His page Here

I Love Your Face!

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I decided to blog about the faces of “my kids”. Morgan, my daughter by self-proclamation, has joined the modeling crew of Katy Trail Creations recently. She in return gets to eat at my home anytime she wants 🙂 FYI we eat Lots of home cooking.

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Noah is one of my daycare veterans who recently dropped in for a visit. Love when they do that!! Noah nicknamed me Nini when he was just a toddler. On my other computer I have tons of pictures and sometime I’m going to go on a memory lane trip and blog it!     I promise no embarrassing stories Noah 🙂

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This is the face of baseball! Gonna see them in action this weekend and proud to be a LongTime Royal fan. I own an 85 World Series hat that I bought from a street vendor back in October 1985 in downtown Kansas City while the Series was in town. It was a gift for my dad who was “the Cardinals fan”. We had on our game faces that week in 1985. So my advice to the Royals…..

Keep Calm and Ace It!

Love Your Face!