Friday, December 15, 2017 –
I got out dealing with the piles of needles I’ve gathered and started burning them in the fire pit this morning. We’ve had no burn days for over a week. Everyone is worried the rains will come before they get to burn. I am going ahead with a warming fire every day fueled by the pine needles and scrap lumber left over from the construction that went on around here.
My Hospice Nurse, Heidi stopped by this morning with some supplies. She lives 3/10 of a mile from us. She will come by about every two weeks to check on us. Hospice is a great service and I can’t say enough good things about them.
Neighbors Mike and John stopped by the afternoon warming fire and a drink. John lost his wife to cancer or the treatments and he told me I make him nervous to be around because of his past experience. I assured him I won’t die in his arms, so get over it and have a beer. Mike lost his wife the same way.
This road has been a deathbed for several here in the past several years.
Tomorrow night is our Stagecoach Christmas Party. It’s our 5th annual this year. You may recall we were scheduled to host this year but our unknown schedule with radiation could have interfered with our being here but radiation didn’t happen. We could have gone ahead hosting but we just didn’t know the schedule back then so we asked if someone could step in for us.
Our new neighbors, Mark & Terrible Terry took over for us. They are the folks that bought Al & Jackie’s house several months ago. I’m sure it will be just as fun, although we would have liked to be able to fulfill the hosting duties.
There are only about ten houses on the road and most of us will be there tomorrow. Of course, I’ll tell you all about it then.
Lastly, I had a problem with fire today. I caught my new boots on fire. I doubt they’re waterproof any longer.