Saturday, May 31, 2014

This, that, and the other thing...

Volunteer Village
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Modoc, SC

When we have a workamp job,
a lot of time on our days off is just relaxing,
being with friends,
and getting the chores done.
Since we were in this area last fall,
we haven't done any sightseeing around here this time.
Also, since it's been in the 90's every day,
it makes outside activities a bit difficult :-)

I thought I'd just give an update of our time spent this last week...

Last weekend was Memorial Day.
We had a very busy gatehouse,
and saw a lot of families coming through to enjoy the lake.

Wednesday we had a potluck with most of the volunteers here..

There was a lot of good food, of course.
A few of us stayed after and played cards.
There was a beautiful rainbow blessing our time there as well..

We've been spending a lot of our time with Mike & Terri as well..
either on their 'porch' or ours.

Unfortunately, they are leaving on Monday (insert very sad face here!)
We invited them and Jim & Linda out to lunch yesterday.
They had told us about a good Mexican restaurant, 
called El Alazan, it was great!

Last night we had a big storm roll through.
The clouds looked ominous!
Of course I took them with my phone through the back window.
I wasn't going outside!

At one point, we couldn't even see across the way
to the other RVs!

There was a lot of lightening, and at one point some hail.
It all finally blew over, and was quiet once again.

Today we're back at the gatehouse for the weekend.

and that 'other thing'..

I'm sad to say that my Dad's cancer has flared up.
He's been in remission from pancreatic cancer since February.
This past month or so, he's been having pain again,
so he went for a CT scan.
The results were back on Thursday,
and they found 2 tumors on his liver,
and one in his lung.
For now they're putting him on oral Chemo meds
to help with pain management.
Their 58th wedding anniversary is in June, 
and they had booked a cruise back in February,
one that is on the Maine coast.
At this point, since it's only 2 weeks away,
they are still planning on going.

Your prayers for healing and comfort are appreciated!
This is a picture of my Dad, and cousin Kalene.
She spent Mother's Day weekend with them..

Thanks! :-)


  1. So sorry to hear about your Dad…I hope they can go on the cruise and have a wonderful time. Looks like you have settled in at your new job. We are still staying on course with our working. Enjoy!

  2. Sad to hear Dad's sad news. Hope they take their anniversary trip and have a wonderful time. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. What a testament that your Dad and Mom are continuing with their plans.

    Thinking I would not be able to do any chores in 90 degree heat. Bad enough just walking down 4 steps and then another 10 feet to sign people in at the gate on those hot and humid days.

  4. Hope your Dad and Mom makes their trip East. We will keep them in our prayers.

  5. Count on us to remembering your dad in prayer. Good for him to go on the cruise, hope they have a blast.

  6. That storm looked pretty scary. Praying that your Dad weathers this storm too. Prayers are powerful.

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your dad's health problem being back again. Please know I'm praying for him. Blessings, Lynn (your fellow blogger, who has enjoyed reading every one of your entries!)

  8. So sorry to hear your dad's latest news, but so happy they are continuing their anniversary trip plans. I hope they have a wonderful time and celebrate those 58 years in style! How fortunate they are too have each other all these years. Wishing them both the best.

  9. Sorry to hear about your dad, good for them to continue with their celebration plans, he will be in our prayers.

  10. Laurel, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. May God be with him and take care of him. We will be sending prayers.

  11. Oh Laurel, so sad to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with him and with you too.

    Linda and Jim

  12. Whoo boy, those storms have been pretty wicked lately. Enough already!

    Our prayers continue for all of you.

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, hope they still go on the cruise and have a great time. I hate storms in the RV, glad it wasn't as bad as it looked.

  14. I too am so sorry to hear about your dad. We know all about falling out of remission and having the darn thing return. Tell him to go and have as good a time as he can and then get those doctors working on what to do. Glad to see Mike and Terri on your post. I wasn't sure they were still around or still anywhere for that matter. hint..hint..hint...

  15. I love your bright blue top, it looks great on you!