Andrew turned 16 on Tuesday, so we had him a birthday party over the weekend. I planned the party for Saturday but then some of the boys came home with him on the bus Friday and the rest came Saturday morning. They stayed ALL weekend!! I had a total of 6 teenage boys plus Hunter and the rest of us! Let me tell you they sure can EAT! Seems like all I did was cook! Anyway they had a wonderful time and it is hard to believe that Andrew is 16. We had him a cake made with a fishing theme on it and then I baked him a Red Velvet Cake on Tuesday, that is his favorite.
Saturday Hunter was playing around with the boys and all of a sudden he came to me and said that he did not feel well. I checked his temp and it was 104. So he was sick the rest of the weekend. I took him to the doctor first thing Monday morning.
While I had Hunter at the doctor, which is also where my sister works, I called mom to tell her what the doctor said about Hunter. I called the house and there was no answer so I called her cell phone. I asked her where she was and that is when she told me she was at the ER! Naturally I flipped out. So long story short....after several days of testing they said she would be fine!! Thank the Lord! They did put her on some medication and said that she should not really have any long term problems. But they did also say that she needs her gallbladder taken out. Which is a very simple surgery, I had it done a few years ago and I was running around the next day. I am still worried about her but the doctor cleared her to go back to work on the boat tomorrow! I wanted her to wait a few more days but she said that she really could not afford to miss work.
Yesterday, I took mom back down to the hospital for more testing and on the way home we came up on a terrible scene. Here is the news article on it. Right at the end of my road there was a sweet elderly couple that lived there. They were actually distant kin to me but I remember them always coming to my grandparents house when I was a little girl and I often talked to them. They were very sweet people. They lived right beside the blacktop and had a gravel driveway which is about a mile away from my house. They had turned their truck over in the pond and they both died! They were in their 80's and it was a very sad thing. When we got there the police and all the officials were there, they had pulled the truck up out of the pond and had the bodies laying beside it covered up. It really upset me. I told mom that I had just talked to her on the phone a few days before and she was telling me that she could not walk at all without her walker, so I don't think that she could have gotten out. And he was not in good health either. So sad but after being married as long as they had been.....they died together. The police still are not sure exactly why they rolled backwards into the pond. I just can't seem to get it off of my mind.
So now on to more cheery things.... Here are a couple of photos of the animals, Hunter and Richard.
Here is a link to a blog of a really nice lady and quilter! If you have time take a look she just started her blog this year! Very talented and friendly lady! jackyosews.wordpress.com