Monday, September 28, 2009

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Who do you call when you have foot trouble?

The weather around here is absolutely terrible unless you are a mystery fan. We have had wind, downpours, hail, lightening and thunder - you name it. This has to be interesting stuff at the weather bureau.

No flooding in the streets, the sewers are doing great. No water in the basement, the house is doing great. And best of all - in this dreary, dismal, dank, and deplorable weather, my DSL for the computer has not slowed down at all.

I guess the Verizon repair service really did a good job eliminating problems in the lines. In the past I would have slowed down to nothing in some of these downpours.

I have to admit though, I love this time of year for sleeping. No heat on and no fans or cooling. Just good unmessed around with sleep as it was intended to be.

Oh... Who do you call for foot trouble? Easy. A tow(toe) truck, what else?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Best Prayer I Have Seen in a While

I don't know where this came from, I get a lot of emails. I wanted to save it for myself and the best way seemed to be to put it here. It is worth at least thinking about.

Heavenly Father,

Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last Christmas that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear.

Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity.

Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Working for God on earth doesn't pay much......but His retirement plan is out of this world.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Still Limping a Bit

The bum hand (fracture) has come and gone and I must admit, I do not miss it at all. Still not perfect but nothing out of line.

I still have the messed up left foot though. It really seems to be somewhat better but it is not hurrying to improve. I thought plantar fasciitis was supposed to go away in a month or two but my latest reading says more like a YEAR or two is not unusual.

Gee - someone really knows how to make life interesting! All these neat things to read about.

I still waddle a little bit when I first get up in the morning but it is nowhere near as bad as it was at first, in February and March. It isn't even really noticeable for quite a bit of the day. At least I have a hint of light at the end of the tunnel.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Two Scariest Movies I Have Seen

These are old ones but they really made an impression at the time. No yuk stuff like now days, just keep you awake at night scary.

"The Thing" and "Them" were black and whites from the fifties and each really kept you frozen in your seats. These are real entertainment.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tow Path Park

Tow Path Park is located at the foot of Hertel Avenue between the Niagara Thruway and the river. The city took a small piece of land between the Rich Marina and Marina Vista apartments and built a small park (more a parklet).

On mornings when I have the time, it is one of my favorite stops for a short walk. The scenery is quite nice. The river with Fort Erie Canada on the other side. A view of the end of the Black Rock Canal where it exits the lock. The International Railway Bridge. A view down river of Grand Island and little Strawberry Island and all the pleasure boats.

It is not much of a park but it has a very nice location.