Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. Today commemorates the awful events of 11 September 2001. Yes, it has been 15 years now. The juxtaposition of the two events will always affect us. The change in the world as we knew it, back in that 48 hour period. Awful.
Tight (to say the least) finances and her health prevented us from doing much of anything to commemorate the day. I need to get her something just as a token, but it will probably have to wait until The Check goes in 10 days from now. Skimpy doings until then.
We got no cards, calls, gifts, etc. from family or anyone else. Her sister sent a FaceBook greeting, which is something. Our daughters have refused any contact for more than a year now, which hurts, frankly. My sister said nothing, and my one brother's wife has read us out of the world -- I am evidently unfit for contact, being first of all a non-drinker and also a Tea Party type (whatever that means) who doesn't favor unions. Guilty of that last, I've had to deal with too many.
So we get by, I guess.
The money thing is a concern. Our place is falling apart, and there's no good way to say that. We have broken windows I can not afford to replace, the roof needs a coat of sealer which I can't afford, and some leaks have led to damage under both the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and the floor at both doors. As well as very soft spots in the bedroom and living room floors. Hoping it will hold together until Spring. After that, who knows. And that's with a relatively low cost to live here. If we go get an apartment somewhere -- assuming we could find one that would allow her cats -- it would cost hundreds of dollars per month more than we now pay, and we're already in tight spots. And she would be very upset if we didn't have niece and great-niece next door to be the de facto family contact she craves. So, we shall see.
And today is 9/11. Church service this morning was somber to say the least. I noted that some churches had very high attendance (based on how full the parking lots were), but we were about at average.
The Old Testament reading today is chapters 19 and 20 of the Proverbs.
The New Testament passage is chapter 3 of 2nd Corinthians.
II Corinthians 3