Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Springtime 2006 in Celebration

Hey everyone.....sorry I haven't updated in a while, we've had a lot going on. Bill has gotten a job at a local dry cleaner. It started out as picking up at a few local hotels and dropping off at the plant, Monday through Friday. It would take about 1 1/2 hours.

Now he is working full time at the cleaners from 7:30 - 6:00, Mon. - Fri. and 9:00 - 12:00 on Saturday. I go and visit him sometimes, we play Scrabble, I sew buttons on shirts (Bill has no idea how to do that), or we have lunch together.

Also, on a more serious note, my dad passed away on March 10th, after a brief battle with lung cancer. He has suffered with many other health problems for the last 30+ years, including kidney stones, migraines, and a debilitating back injury since I was a child. I don't think I ever remember a day when my dad was truly healthy, but he has seriously declined over the last 10 years, and the last 2 weeks have been the worst. However, he is now no longer suffering and my mother no longer has to care for him day and night along with her own full-time job. She has been incredible through this entire experience -- I give her a ton of credit, she is amazing. It was nice to see all of my sisters together, and my uncle Ray (daddy's brother) and aunt Pat came down from Ohio; and my mother's brother, uncle Jerry, from Daytona came over for the funeral.

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