This will be a tough week.
As I reported last evening, the daughter of two old friends passed away last night after a very long illness, a sickness that had some treatments but no cure and no real hope of recovery. She finally gave up, entered into hospice care, and passed in just over a week. A very tough thing, though we know that she is in a better place. I knew here parents back in the early 1970's, knew both before they met each other in fact. Their marriage was short and rocky, but provided a daughter. Both parents remarried, mom had about four or five more, dad is still on the only other and is at around 36 years now. Calling hours and funeral Mass this week. Will be "interesting" to see the interplay of persons, some of whom I've not seen for 35 years or more.
Wife's been pretty much flat all day and still is. She came out on porch in the mid-morning to see next door niece and her daughter and to oversee me harvesting a couple of enormous zucchini from the garden. A whole army of green tomatoes of all varieties and sizes, but none to pick. Beans soon, we hope. A couple of cucumbers growing but not "there" yet. Should be good.
Neighbor next door has a crew building a 2nd garage to hold his race car, he'd purchased the vacant lot next to him (side away from us) to do it. Crew started digging, and found some hidden problems. Evidently, there had been a house there at one time. For whatever reason, it was demolished and the materials shoved into the basement and covered. No one knew it. Until the digging for the foundation began. So .......... panic call for a construction dumpster to be delivered, now the stuff has to be dug up and put in dumpster, and more "fill" will be required, meaning more time and effort and dollar$$. Some people are NOT happy, at all.
The Old Testament reading is Psalms 44, 45, and 46
The New Testament reading is chapter 25 of the Acts/ Paul is off to Rome, there to proclaim the Gospel. And the Romans are paying his passage. One way to look at it.