I was explaining something to a fellow garden center co-worker when I heard this voice behind me talking and turned around and there was Jean! Fortunately I didn't have too much more time to put in, so they killed a little time shopping.
|My college roomies Dotty (left) and Jean (right).|
I bought a window air conditioner for my bedroom and son came down from Socorro a couple days later to install it for me. What a blessing it has been - and oh son's help was a blessing too.
|Rufous Hummingbird from http://idyllicneedle.net/533/|
|Black Chinned Hummingbird from WikiMedia.org|
|The beautiful Texas Sage in full bloom!|
NOW FOR THE BAD. . . .
House hasn't sold yet.
Jim has had a unpleasant week. He visited the ophthalmologist earlier this week. Good news: his cataracts are "ripe"; but not so good he has macular degeneration in both eyes showing up already giving him some discomfort. So now he is considering in having the cataracts removed to give him some fairly good eyesight for awhile, meanwhile keeping a close watch on his other problem. He has started the eye vitamins to hopefully slow down the process. The pits of getting old.
Then a few days later, he visits the urologist because at his annual PSA test in April, the reading had elevated considerable from "unreadable" for the last 4 years. He had another PSA test in June and another last week. Last week's test was 50% higher than the June reading and sending out lots of red flags to the urologist about the strong possibility of the return of his prostate cancer (he had surgery in 2006 and radiation treatment in 2008). He'll have another PSA test in mid-September and if that is close to being 100% of his June reading, then he will be seeing an oncologist. The urologist said that he will probably be started on hormone therapy. Jim is in a good mood and being positive; now me on the other hand. . . .