A bit quiet today, but getting a few things done.
Wife, her niece, and her sister (niece's mom) are across town holding a "garage sale" or whatever. Sounds more like a "hen party" to me, and guys are conspicuously absent. I had to go over yesterday to "help set up", having been "volunteered" for that. She rode over this morning with Niece and Great-Niece. I've been doing laundry, doing some heavy-duty cleanup (more below), etc. Heading out very shortly for the Pharmacy, one of Wife's many meds has been refilled and I need to go make the retrieval.
Have delayed, waiting for the mail. We are owed a substantial (meaning over $100) refund for something dating back several years. We were promised it would be here yesterday, it wasn't. We could certainly use it. Definitely. So I'm waiting on the US Postal Service to aroint themselves (good Shakespearean word, that) and deliver same. We are on an "odd" route: the PO station is less than two blocks away, but our route is an "overtime" route, meaning we generally don't have the same carrier very often. Overtime people from other offices, some 20 miles away. And mail may be here by 09:00, or not until after 5:30 p.m., both have happened in the last month. Makes detailed planning impossible.
But I may just have to go on regardless. Problem is, we are tied to one of those multi-state banks, with the closest branch 15 miles away. If/when check arrives, I'll want to go to the branch to make the deposit, so it is in the account immediately and not subject to a bank-to-bank fee for the electronic hands-off transfer. This is known as "progress" supposedly.
And we may need the money. Without excess detail, our life over the last 13 years (more, actually) has been a financial catastrophe. We went through a series of four state-to-state moves as my employers collapsed, or downsized, or were bought out and gutted, or the like. One literally in the middle of our relocation that they paid for!! We lost pretty much everything we had, and Wife's health issues were and are very very expen$ive. Very. And care for her conditions hard to find. My SS retirement and her Disability keep us eating, barely, but we're living in a 20+ year old mobile home with leaky roof, leaky plumbing, cracked windows, and soft floors. The door we mostly used has an 15" hole in the floor just inside the door. Our bathroom tub has multiple cracks, long ones, in it, worsening, and the sub-floor is about gone below it, so the potential for falling through is real. Brother in law is promising to come over tomorrow or Sunday and help me address some of this, it's beyond what I can physically do alone. We have the wood to make at least some repairs, and have bought a roll of vinyl flooring to put over it. So I've been clearing access all morning with more to do.
But I've lived through much worse, and so has she.
On top of that, we have Father's Day approaching. We have two daughters, neither of whom will talk to us. One is enraged that we would not support Bernie Sanders in the last election. The other has, one hears through alternate routes, decided that she's really a guy. Not sure what her husband thinks of that. So a kind phone call or gift is unlikely, and neither acknowledged Mother's Day either. Makes for some unhappiness.
But no one is shooting at me. Right now, at least.
The Old Testament reading is chapters 29, 30, and 31 of 2nd Chronicles.
This is more of the downward spiral of the nation and of the culture. Yes, here we have King Hezekiah who was one of the good kings But his son was not, as we shall see tomorrow.
The Lord did some mighty things during his reign, and good things were done. But, as we say, too little too late, the rot was too advanced.
II Chronicles 30
II Chronicles 31
The New Testament reading is verses 1-23 in John's Gospel chapter 18.
Jesus is betrayed, and taken by the soldiers.