Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cruise Control

Mom went out last night and bought Tyler a new car seat. He is growing and last weekend when putting him in his old one you almost needed a shoe horn. We will take it down to Alex's tonight.

Everything is smooth. Leslie went to the doctor and the doctor said the baby is over 5 pounds and is 20" long and it isn't even due till July 23. Brooke is busy with swim lessons. Leslie's backyard backs up to the city pool parking lot. It is almost like having a pool in the backyard. The city rebuilt it over the last year and it is really a nice pool with diving, zero entry, climbing walls and all the pool accommodations to serve all ages.

Darlene is busy at work, they are short handed. Our business at my work is booming. Been working Alex and the guys in the plant 10 hours a day plus Saturday. A little overtime always makes the paychecks heavier. From experience I know overtime is not fun but smiles on payday, today.

Been working so much I have only gotten mom's bathroom at 95% complete. One more wall and some trim to paint and some touch up on sheet rock to be done. My mother and sister seem happy. It's all handicap accessible and now mom does not have to pull herself up using the shower doors and sink after using the bathroom and she can sit down in the shower. A huge round of applause and standing ovation goes out to those that helped, Brian, Brandon, Alex, Joey, Paul and my sister even got into painting and running for parts, Gigi. Can't forget Darlene and the girls, they probably had the hardest job, keeping Mom entertained and away while we worked.

It's been hot in KC and I have not got our air conditioner in yet. The compressor went out and the furnace and air was 20 years old so I am replacing it all. Another one of my past skills, went to vo-tech for refrigeration and appliance repair in a past life. Got a couple estimates of $8-9000 to replace so I bought new unit online. 15 SEER ac and 95% furnace plus all new lines, $3000. That's almost crazy to pay $5-6000 to have it done. We have a reclaim unit here at work so everything was done properly with the used refrigerant. I haven't ask Mom but I think I am not allowed a motorcycle trip until I get the air conditioner put in, Friday.

Not really a lot to report except normal life. Very busy here in KC but it is a good busy. Like I said, cruise control.

To all those struggling, keep the faith. I actually went back and read some of my stuff before July 2010. Where there is life there is hope. Two years ago I could not even imagine this life. That's why appreciation for today is so important. You never can know when a profound experience can happen so take care of yourself and allow your addicted love one to make the decision. Love has more influence than anger and hurt. Alex never talks about his life back then but the one thing he did say was, "No matter anything I knew you guys never gave up on me."


8 comments:

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Barbara said...

Normal life. What a beautiful thing!

I'm working hard at believing there is hope for my son.

Tori said...

What a great post. So nice to be busy with other things instead of addiction.

I wish you were closer to teach my husband how to fix our A/C. It is so hot and ours isn't working. It feels like a sauna!

So great to hear how good everything is going.

Syd said...

A good reminder, Ron. Glad that all is going well.

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