Friday, January 01, 2010

What's Happening Part II

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." ~ Isaac Asimov

Thanks to those who expressed sympathy for me and my family on the loss of my Father-in-law. We had a military funeral attended by an honor guard, presentation of the flag, and playing of Taps. It was very moving.

And cold.

My poor shoeless foot was friz by the time it was over, but I'd suffer through it again for Doc. He deserves so much more for his faithful service to his country and his God than a simple graveside service. The preacher did a fine job, and even included some of my words from my tribute to Doc in his sermon.

For those of you who suggested I go to the doctor (before Obamacare takes over) for my injured ankle -- I did, and the X-ray proved I was correct in my self diagnosis. There were no broken bones. It is simply a severe sprain, but I was given a rigid brace to wear to help me walk around without the use of crutches. This will come in pretty handy when I return to work on Sunday. I am already walking much better, but am still in quite a bit of pain.

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes.

And before I forget---

Happy New Year!


Trader Rick said...


Mark said...

He does, Rick.

God Bless you, too, and God bless Tim Tebow.

Joe said...

Glad it was no more serious! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, too.

Krystal said...

I'm glad the services went well. The first funeral flag folding I witnessed was my father's.

And it was very moving.

Glad nothing is broken. Happy New Year!

Always On Watch said...

As you know, I've been too overwhelmed to make regular blog rounds for some time now.

Belated condolences on the loss of your father.