Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wish I Was Sailing Away Today
It's been a long week. I've been getting over a virus. A friend recently lost her battle with cancer. A co-worker is still sick with a viral infection. My hubby put in the range hood with more grief and noise than I'd wished. Tax measures passed in Oregon this week that should never have been brought from the government in the first place. I just wish I was sailing on the Columbia River. Stop for lunch at a restaurant without even getting out of the boat and sailing on. Away from the noise, frustration of life and care, even if it's for a day!
But there's brighter days ahead. I'm feeling a bit better every day. Sleep isn't too difficult if the hubby wouldn't snore so loud. And if I will quit coughing and wheezing.
My friend who died is now in a better place, no longer suffering. It's a good thing, even though she will be missed. There is hope in the Lord.
I can't do much for my co-worker except pray. I did give her a loaf of homemade bread, which she said that she'd like to have.
The range hood was a gift from my father-in-law for Christmas. I actually bought it with money he sent us. I'm grateful for a hubby that will install electrical equipment, even though it took some time and effort on his part. Installation is never easy. He had to do some retrofitting from old hood, since vent hole in new hood was bigger than the old hood. Mess. Noise (insert grinding of drill here) (Vacuum cleaner noise) (Drill)(Saw)...so I was in and out of the dining room while I was trying to get some work done. The noise was the worst. Never know if he'd ask for help, which he rarely does. Daughter went across town for shopping. But now it's all in and nice, after all the clean up! Now my stove and range hood match. Next is to get a new refrigerator. Now if I can only find a good coupon for that purchase!
The tax issues are annoying and hopefully not too many people will lose their jobs. Taxes for businesses are retroactive to Jan 1, 2009. That doesn't seem right for any business, especially small businesses. Prices on goods and services will probably increase. How does that help out the population of our state as a whole? We will just have to wait and see. We will just pray that our ship won't sink.
Photograph is of Columbia River, on the Washington side, by Beaches Restaurant, Vancouver, WA, Feb 2009. Photo by Grandma Becky.