Delayed Progress

I am continuing the process of reducing the items in the house and deep cleaning every inch.  I have had a slight delay.   

My Beast has been sick for two weeks.  He is still home recovering.  I was able to resume more normal activities this week.  Even with him here.

I never do house-keeping chores when he is home.  I will wash clothes or do the dishes, but not much more than that.  That’s no problem when he is working, but this is week three of him home.  I don’t really know why I don’t like to work on my bigger chores when he is home.  I just never did when we first married.  I was home full time the first nine years so I was used to working when he was out of the house.  He doesn’t do house work or cooking or anything like that, so it’s not as if we cook and clean together.  Our arrangement suits us and is nobody else’s business.

What progress have I managed?  Yesterday, I cleaned his bathroom thoroughly top to bottom using a toothbrush when needed.  And both the iceboxes have been cleared up and cleaned today.

Today also had some special time.  He and I went to the lease and filled deer feeders.  It’s late getting done.  Last week he was in the ER with post-plague pneumonia.  He finished his meds yesterday, so he figured it was time to get something done.  We took the tractor and used it to haul the corn to the feeders.  I rode sitting up on the side with him like we have done for so many years.  It’s one of my favorite things to do, going with him on the tractor or the buggy.  It was especially nice today after his having faced off with the plague and won. 

We give all the glory to our Lord.  His help and healing are what we prayed for in faith.  No. He isn’t completely over it.  But the Lord is completely involved with us. 

First Monday

Today is my first Monday as a retired person. I have been working on some projects and doing a few household chores. When it cools off later this evening, I will need to go outside and pick up around the yard. Put away some chairs and things. Forecast shows we will have some wind and rain from both of the storms in the Gulf. Marco, then Laura a day or two later.

It looks like our daughter’s household will be able to stay in place. Glad for them to be at less risk. They sure took a hit in Harvey. Our son’s household will be fine, too, I’m confident. As will ours. Just wind and rain, but lesser force than others will endure.

Not really how I thought my first week would play out. Still glad to be able to be home. Love and prayers for my kinfolks and friends and neighbors all over.

Rain lilies will be popping up again soon all over the yard.