In the picture, I am teaching my wife the finer points of using an Oxy-Acetylene torch to cut steel.
I had a very pleasant day and got about half of what I hoped to do [slow-- old age]. This was one of my 'pay days' and so I moved some money around at my credit union, went shopping for a few things, bought a better, more sturdy music stand, pitch pipe for tuning the guitar, etc, and 2 pieces of stew meat for my dog that stayed in the truck.
I took some pears and bananas to my Marine buddy, named Marvin Ellis and his wife Jan, Marv was sick with infection in his lungs but we practiced with his guitars for a while. My Rottweiler [Deuce] and his bitch Labrador [Jada] had a good time playing in his back yard and both got a nice piece of meat that I brought. There was a round bone in the middle of the meat, one for each dog. I am very popular in that house hold now... lol. Marvin's wife has always been friendly to me and hospitable, and I always treat her with respect, of course. She is a Catholic but Marvin attends the Sunday service were I go--VBC- Victory Baptist church. I feel that if the Lord wants Jan to progress and learn His Word-- it is not up to me to push or shove her-- but to set a good, kind, friendly example. She smokes but not in front of me, out of respect, I guess. And I like that 'live and let live' attitude. I was much more dogmatic in my younger days...and had much to learn about people.. Ha!
My wife asked me to bring back some ground chuck-beef for lunch, and she was in such a much better mood for a change and actually cleaned much of the house!! Her doctor gave her some better meds for her lung problem. Woo Hoo!! That sure put me in a milder, kinder, appreciative mood too! I HATE fights and arguments!
Shoot! We got a phone call a few hours ago --that I have an appointment with the dentist tomorrow morn at 0900 for a teeth cleaning. Then I will make another appointment to have 3 fillings done while I am there. Good old Chrysler changed the rules again so that we have to pay a 'co-pay' when we get most dental treatments. Well, better than a sharp stick in the eye, I guess. It used to all be paid for--part of the union contract. Us retirees took big cuts across the board last year-- 'hard times'.. Ha! BS, I know the greed of the companies, and it will only get worse. The Bible tells me so.
But thank the Lord for all His gentle mercies and blessings. PTL.
We found out that the power chair hoist company [Bruno] installed too small [not powerful enough] a lift motor in my truck that won't lift Sharon's power chair. It actually 'laboured' to lift my lighter power scooter [Golden Avenger]!! I know the old story-- give the customer the cheapest product you can get away with, and it will give out, wear out sooner than it is supposed to. They are supposedly trying to get things done right now...lol, duh. Hey, when you all retired you have to watch care takers and workers like a HAWK so that they do their jobs right! That's right! When you are starting to slow down and lose some of your 'faculties' [mind-brains]-- that is when you need them the most! Hint: make friends with a kind, honest, smart younger person to look after some of your affairs... an advocate. It never ends until you are safely tucked in-- heaven.
Tom Tom-- Terrible Tom