Where, oh where, has the time gone? How is it possible that May is almost over and all the kiddos will soon be out of school?
It's been an eventful last few months. I've been reading all the posts on the porch, but haven't really been participating much lately. As I wrote last, it's very hard to write more than a few words unless I get on the 'puter. So, here I am. Not sure what I have written and what I meant to but never got it farther than my good intentions list.
I read a few pages back a question about what is your favorite Bible. I have several favorites, but my current one is The Complete Jewish Bible. I really like the way it's written. I spent weeks reading it, along side the NKJ, comparing them to see how accurate it was, and never found anything I disagreed with. Here is a link to the online on I was using before I finally bought one, actually, I bought two, a hard copy and one for my Nook. http://www.biblestudytools.com/cjb/
This link will allow you to set it up as a parallel with whatever version you choose.
Here is a link to a page about the CJBhttp://www.messianicjewish.net/jntp/com ... bible.html
I also like to use the NET Bible. http://bible.org/
You can set it up to do several versions, verse by verse, to compare them word for word.
Let's see, what else has been happening here, oh, wow, way too much to comment on.
Hmm, about Bill's CAT scan, which I mentioned in my last writing. I'll attempt to expound on what I said.
When they called us that Wednesday evening, informing us that something had been found on his x-ray, they made it sound like it was a real emergency and needed to happen immediately. So I cancelled my Thursday apt and Bill thot about staying home to get the call, but decided to go to work. I'm glad he didn't sit around waiting to hear from them. They didn't call on Thursday, so Bill started calling them on Friday, twice he was put on hold for 45 minutes. Finally, he left work and drove to the VA hospital to talk to them directly. They looked at the schedule, said nothing was scheduled yet and they would send him a letter when it was! What!! And this was supposed to be an ASAP!
So, we did a rethink about it all, and here is what we decided. The x-ray that garnered that call was his second one in a week. Nothing was seen on the first one. So, we decided, if there was something we needed to be concerned about, like anything beginning with the letter C, was probably not what they were looking at. What they were probably seeing was from the pneumonia he was fighting. Here's the really "funny" (not) part of this. The problem has finally cleared up, the antibiotics had finally worked, the only cough left is an occasional allergy cough. But the letter finally came the other day, saying he has an apt in June. I sure hope we aren't going to have to pay for a no longer needed CAT scan!! He will probably go ahead and have it, as a "just to be sure" precaution. Gotta love gov't run healthcare. So very efficient.
For Mother's Day weekend, Bill decided to take me back up to Batesville to the Marshall Fabric warehouse. Fantastic place for anybody the loves fabric, terrible if you have allergies. So, we started off, and I was very excited about the planned day, which included lunch. Batesville is about 90 miles NE of Little Rock, in the Ozarks. It's a pretty dead town, now that the last factory that was there just closed down. But there are LOTS of antique shops and the very famous fabric outlet. So we were driving along, and were well past the halfway mark, when the little "tire low" light popped up on the dash. Bill found a spot to pull over, and yep, the tire was a little low. We went on, thinking we could get to the next exit, when Bill decided it felt funny steering. He pulled over again and walked back and watched the tire go completely flat as he stood there. Well, it's a brand new car, but, guess what, they don't include spares any more. It's a result of attempting to reach the required MPH the gov't has set. Some bright idiot engineer discovered that you could skim off a little bit of the cars weight if you left off a spare tire!
We had discovered that, shortly after buying the car. But we had put off spending the $350 for a spare, after all, we had road side assistance as part of our warranty. HAH!!!! We spend 48 minutes on hold with them. Then we waited another hour for a truck to arrive. It had to be a flatbed that the car could be lifted onto because it was a rear tire so the car couldn't be towed. We were then driven all the way back to N Little Rock, where we waited an hour for the tire to be repaired. Long story short--- we demanded a new tire, and got it, then spent $150 for a new rim and the repaired tire is know our spare.
Oh, in talking to the truck driver while going in to get the tire fixed, we discovered that we were his third PU that morning from the same area. The tire wasn't punctured, it was a slit! So something(s) must have been spilled on the road.
So, were too tired to head back, so we just went home.
Then, on Saturday, we tried again. Had a fun day, I bought lots of fabric (sneezed all day) and then we hit several antique stores. I'm very glad we have a small car, we were limited in what we could bring home.
We don't have any dining room chairs, long story there- maybe I'll share some other time—and we have been using our four kitchen chairs in the dining room. Makes it difficult if more than two people come over. Well, we found several chairs we liked. I bought one chair in one shop, then, we found a set of four we really liked in the next shop. We only bought two of the four, because that was all we could fit in the car. All three chairs look good together, same wood, spindle backs, very happy with them. Bill has decided we need to go back for the other two matching chairs. So I called them and they are holding them for us till next week.
This weekend we are finally going to take our son up on their Christmas present to us. They offered to pay for a weekend away in a really nice hotel somewhere of our choice. We are going to Memphis. Close enough that we won't spend a lot of time driving, but far enough we haven't been there yet, except to drive thru.
Okay, enough for now.