and settled into his apartment. He called this morning for some information to fill out more of his paperwork for his new job, then was going shopping to buy a "real" bed instead of sleeping on the air mattress he took with him.
The basement is still trickling water, but not at nearly the rate it was; another day or two and it will subside. At least there isn't anymore rain in the forecast for this week!
My older two grandchildren have been back in school for a while now; when they came to dinner last Thursday to say goodbye to Bill, they had passed the first cold of the year to their Mom, and I seem to have been the next on the list...
I had to call my friend in Colorado to find out something for Bill earlier, and then called him back to find out how he was doing; we talked for about 2 hours. He is still trying to get his roof replaced from the last storms they had there, and it's cold enough now he has been using his new woodstove these last 2 nights.
Winter is definitely on it's way!
As I watch Ike's aftermath on the screen to my left and fear for those I know in that direction along with everyone else displaced or awaiting rescue, I'm grateful I didn't take that transfer to the Gulf Coast all those years ago when we weren't sure that GM would build a new plant here.
And as I watch the rest of the news of the day, my memory goes back to the "Savings and Loan crisis" and the "Keating Five"...
"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." - Winston Churchill
I used that in a reply earlier to a friend in Britain in response to her post about the London branches of the firms collapsing today refusing to pay their staff. At the time my ancient memory couldn't remember who to attribute it to; I remember hearing Harry Truman quoted as saying it.
I was rather embarassed when it turned out to be Winston Churchill!
My eyes are burning, my head is throbbing, my nose is glued shut and it hurts to swallow...the drugs aren't helping...more drugs...more drugs...
May the week be kind to each of you!