Another quiet day. Neither one of us feeling real good. I did get some laundry done, had to. Did cat pans, which I'd skipped yesterday. Three cats, three big litter pans, but they manage to fill them up in remarkably short order. An amazement to me.
Tomorrow after church services, they're having the calling hours at the funeral home for our next-door neighbor who suffered a massive heart attack on Tuesday afternoon. Don't know if Dear Wife will be up to it. She knew him slightly, he'd once -- briefly -- been married to her best friend's daughter. So she has a connection. I don't, not really, I spoke with him a few times, but he'd only moved in last winter and we didn't get to be all that chummy. Not sure my solo presence would be welcomed, but we shall see.
We've had a light snow all day long, with weather warnings of major "lake effect" snow hitting tonight. I am told that one town a bit north of us, closer to Lake Erie than we are, got 32.8 inches of snow last night. No, we got maybe an inch or so. Not 2-1/2 feet of snow. But then I got a FaceBook complaint from a one-time colleague from Alabama, complaining of the horrible cold in Mobile, Alabama. Told him I'd cheerfully trade places. He declined, oddly enough.
change of focus.
Dear Wife is in bad shape physically, and not improving. One of those "complex conditions" that the medical people really struggle with. One reality is that she has to take a bunch of medicines every day just to stay alive. Not cheap, believe me. Well, in a meeting we had Wednesday, we got The Word about some of her meds, and the price increases hitting after the new year. Like the one that has been running about $38 per 90 supply. Going to about $500. Yes, that's is right. Another one that has been running $18 for that 90 days, now going to $288. It seems that the producers of these drugs have themselves been purchased. Remember the flap going on recently about the price rises on the Epi-Pens?? Price rises that took place when the company was acquired? Well, the same bunch that is gouging on the Epi-Pen is now broadening their operations.
Bitter? You bet!
Not sure how we're going to get through this. The Lord is still running things, I'm not, and His record is pretty good. But yes, it is a concern.
The Old Testament passage is chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Hosea.
Our New Testament passage is chapter 1 of the Revelation.
As I've said in past years, I make it a pretty consistent rule to not comment upon anything in the Revelation. I've heard disputes, some quite heated, by some of those whose qualifications are greater than mine and I have nothing to add. Read it prayerfully, and meditate upon it. Which is good practice on any Bible reading. Always.