Quad Cities

3-19-12. Well, I hope everyone is getting ober their sinus infections. I think I am starting to finally, after starting the third antibiotics. The first one didn’t do it, the second one made me really, really sick and I had to quit it, but I think this third one is going to do it. I sure hope so. I’ve had a headache for over three weeks that just won’t go away. I think it’s a little better though now. Almost everybody I talk to has either got it or knows someone who does. And it’s hard to get rid of. And as for me, it’s made me really depressed.

My family met me again this year at the restaurant where Lisa works to celebrate my birthday on Wednesday, March 14. My birthday was the 16th, but they all managed to get off work to meet me on Wednesday for lunch. Anita bought my lunch and a piece of cake. She brought me a red rose in a vase and fixed up pretty with the greenery, red bow, etc. Jared, Carrie and Zoie gave me this deal that’s a fruit jar and you push a button and it looks like a lightning bug flying around in there (lit up, of course.) I told all of them, as I always do, that just being with them means more than anything to me. I am so thankful for my family.

We’ve been having beautiful weather, but I haven’t felt like being out any plus I can’t be in the sun with the medicine I’m taking.The grass is pretty and green, the flowers are coming up, the birds are singing and getting ready to nest. They brought the horses back to the farm. The redwings, Robins and probably some others I haven’t seen yet are back. Oh yes, the chipmunk is back and I saw one of the ground hogs one day.

I have really been sad about the death of my long time friend, Fred Clark. We’ve been friends for over 30 years and were neighbors for most of that time. He’s the one I always called on when anything went wrong in this house with the furnace, water, appliances, or just about anything else. Even after he and Kathye moved from over here a few years ago I asked him if I could still call him when something went wrong and he said, “Yes.” So when the furnace wouldn’t work this winter I called him and he and Kathye both advised me as to what they thought it was. Fred told me, “Faye I would come down and fix it for you if I could, but I’m not able to go anywhere anymore.” And I told him I knew he would if he could. He had just got out of the hospital then from almost dying and I asked Kathye if she thought he would feel like talking to him about the furnace and she said, “Yes.” I think that was the last time I talked to him. He wanted Walt and me to move up there close to them and said he’d watch for us a place. He and Kathye both wanted me to move up there when they did. Even offered to rent their upstairs to me. They have been true friends over all these years and stood by me through all my bad times I’ve had. And I didn’t even feel like going to his funeral. Anita went and she told Kathye I just didn’t feel like going. Anway, some of my family that’s been here to see me from Ava and Ava area knew them and that’s why I’m writing about them. I’m so far behind in everything from being sick so long. Walt did his laundry yesterday and said he’d help me do mine today. Don’t know what I’d do without him. He takes such good care of me when I’m sick. I’m lucky to have him all the time and not just when I’m sick.

Well, that’s about all I can think of right now. So take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.