I'm sorry I haven't been 'round, gang. Two things have hindered my participation. Mostly lack of energy, (no idea why, just exhausted).
The doctors thought that ma's cancer had stemmed from the pancreas, but they were wrong. Looks like there's a spot on the liver, but is treatable, as are the spots they've found on her bones. The latest spot found was on her skull. She started radiation at the beginning of the week, and though she has many "spots" the prognosis from the oncologist is that everything they've found is treatable (as I told her it would be... optimism/faith is the key) and told ma she doesn't have an "amount of time" as she feared.
I want to thank you all for the prayers you put up for her... every healing thought and prayer counts and helps in her healing, and Ken and I appreciate it greatly.
Weather here in Michigan has definitely been odd this Winter; today we had March-like winds, with them right now roughly 40mph, which ripped a 3x5 foot section of shingles off our roof. Not a happy camper right now; the mindless, dim-witted, nimrod who roofed this place didn't use tar paper! So needless to say, looking at the shingles pointing upward, I was looking at bare wood, rather than tar paper, like I should have seen. So tomorrow will be spent getting together the shingles Ken said we have in the shed, and possibly buying a bundle, to patch the portion that has blown up/off until this summer, when the weather is a bit more palatable
The lube job on the truck will have to wait until another day, and now, since that b* Mother Nature/Al Nino, or whatever is going on, decided to blow my roof off, my garage will have to wait another year, as we will be reroofing the house this summer. *sigh*