Changed Plan

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It is said that the best laid plans can go awry. So it is with the plan I had put together for today.

When I woke around 7:30, I immediately faced one of the worst mornings I have had in awhile. The pain and pressure was intense in my chest. I managed eventually to get my breathing difficulty eased.

With Chooey in tow, I drove across the street to the bank. There was a detour to take Chooey for a ride instead of a direct crossing the street. Once I had withdrawn my bill-paying cash, we crossed the highway to the gas station.

The local power company was working on the electric  lines. The gas pumps were not working. Unable to get fuel, I had to return home.

My plan to load my debit card and drive to Terre Haute to pick up my meds for the  month had to be shelved. Thankfully, Dad and Susie were on standby to assist.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Thursday going?

Dad (Grandpa Ivy) with grandsons: Phil Jr., Jeremy and Kev 1993

Manna from Heaven

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Today is the day I will be blessed.

While the Children of Israel wandered in the Wilderness for 40 years, each day manna fell from the skies to sustain God’s Chosen People. Likewise today, I am slated to receive my first shipment of frozen dinners at no charge to me.

I am not sure if it will be a one-month or three-month supply. I am allocated five meals per week.

Thank you, dear God.

Last evening was one which slammed me to the ground. Not sure if it was the rain, the humidity or what, but my ability to function was greatly impaired.

Today is not much better.

Received a call the other day to schedule an appointment to  receive an emergency signal device. We have been playing phone tag.

Such is life.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Wednesday going?

How I miss my boys: Gizmo (left), Frankie (right)

Welcome, August

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The first day of August, 2017 has arrived.

Today also marks the birth date of Kev’s Mom, Cathie Lorene Koons Ivy Land.

Birthday girl Cathie, me and Kev -June 11, 2017.

Happy Birthday, Cat! 🙌👏🎈🎆

My cousin Travis is expected to come over today to take Frankie to Mom’s house until we can find him a good home.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Tuesday going?

Goodbye July

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Three months down.

Three months to go.

Maybe.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your last day of July, 2017 going?

Sunday Golden Text: What Is Sin?

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

– James 4:17

Last July Weekend

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Happy last Friday in July, 2017.

Me two days ago:

On my death bed?

I think not.

A Message from Kev

Waning Interest

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As the rain falls across the Cornfield, I sit having a nebulizer treatment while I enter my post.

What has become increasingly obvious these last few days and weeks is how much my interest in almost everything is decidedly waning.

Politics holds no allure. There are no shows on television which pique my desire to not miss, follow the story line.

All I want to do is sit in my recliner and play computer games until bedtime.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Thursday going?

#ThrowBackThursday photo:

February 21, 1979 Parkersburg, West Virginia

Making It

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Best I can say on this beautiful, but cooler Tuesday morning is I am making it. The pressure remains intense on my airways.

Iohn has begun the move to live with his latest squeeze. Without a caregiver, I am doing as well as I can. Fortunately, Mom and Susie have stepped up their assistance.

I am making it. Any help is appreciated.

A Message from Kev

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your day going?

Lynn, Mom, Jack and Leticia

Yet Another Week Begins

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Today marks  the beginning of the last  full week of July. The fourth month since being informed my days are number will too soon be  upon us.

I survived the weekend of thunderstorms. Some were quite violent at times.

Susie told me yesterday she and Dad were without power several times Saturday night. Tree limbs had fallen all over their yard. While I slept my power went out once.

I survived alone with Chooey and Frankie as companions.

Iohn spent the weekend with his new interest. Iohn is helping her, her Mom and children move  to Sullivan. Iohn plans to move in with her within the next couple of weeks.

This will leave me without a caregiver. Unless I am blessed by Hailey’s efforts, I will be unable to pay someone to care for me.

A Message from Kev

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Monday going?

The family at the wedding of Kev and Hailey in Austin, Texas. Happy Anniversary!

Sunday Gospel: ‘Til the Storm Passes By

As thunderstorms roll through the Cornfield, this song is most appropriate.