Last Wednesday in October. Lord willing, this time next week will be November. NOT my favorite time of the year. The thermometer was showing 30 degrees this morning. Tonight will be no better. 44 right now. Worse, in the not too distant future, 30 degrees will be "warmer" than the so-called "high" for the day. Some people love this time of year. I do not, never have, no matter where we lived, but certainly not in this part of the country. Our former home in Alabama is 77 right now, with temps in the 80's for the next 10 days. Our former home in Arkansas in 72 right now, with temps in the 80's and mid-70's for the next 10 days. Our former home in Tennessee is 71 right now, with highs between the upper 70's and low 80's for the next 10 days. Much better sounding to me. That is what we gave up, in part, in the relocation.
And we were at the doctor office this morning, fortunate to get in. She has, at the very least, a big-time sinus infection, verging on to pneumonia. She's real REAL sick. So we came home, then I went to the pharmacy and picked up antibiotics prescribed, she took the first one and will take a 2nd one for the day before turning in. Generally, it takes at least a day and generally two, before they begin to really take effect. She feels lousy, and will for the rest of the week at least.
Of course, we had not budgeted for the gas used in a 40-mile round trip. Or for the out-of-pocket cost of the meds, all paid out of pocket.
She was supposed to "watch" the great-niece tomorrow. I went next door to let niece know that probably can't happen. What's bad is that niece's mother-in-law lives two doors up the street, but refuses to "watch" the little one, her own grand-daughter. The other grand kids, yes. This one, no. Some "interesting" dynamics at work there. I'm staying out of it. She'll see if her mom, or her sister-in-law can take care of it. She's been sick herself, and is already half tempted to call in sick herself. I'd watch the Little One, but a great-uncle watching a little girl just looks bad, and wouldn't be great for anyone.
But we are better off than we often have been. Blessings all around.
The reading for the day from the Old Testament is chapters 17, 18, and 19 of Jeremiah.
Our New Testament passage is chapter 6 from 1st Timothy.
I Timothy 6