Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy birthday, George!!

Volunteer Village
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Modoc, SC

Another week down at the lake!

I want to take the opportunity to wish my lovely husband
a very happy 64th birthday!!
One more year to Medicare baby, woohoo!
He got calls from both his daughter, his son, and granddaughters this morning,
which made him very happy :-)

I'm taking him out for dinner to Macaroni Grill today,
so he can have his favorite dish, spaghetti!

This week we've gotten together with some of the volunteers
and went out for pizza at Michelle's.

We really like their food there!

Still no word from GM, not looking good :-(
The dealer in Florida is trying to get us
a bit more money, which is nice.

We also upgraded our phones this week to the new
Samsung Galaxy 5.
George likes new technology,
and we also switched to the new Edge plan
It will cost us basically the same, 
and we'll be able to upgrade our phones earlier.

Next Monday the 21st,
I'll be flying home to California again.
My Dad is not doing well at all.
On a recent MRI,
they found two small tumors on his brain.
One is behind his left eye, 
which is causing swelling to the point where his left eye is closed!
He's been in a lot of pain in his stomach again also :-(
He's going through daily radiation treatments for the brain tumor,
and they've stopped the chemo for now.
Please keep them in your prayers, thanks so much!

For now, George will stay in South Carolina,
keeping up our commitment to the COE.
If things go well in California,
I'll fly back before we move on to Amazon.
We should be hearing from them soon as to our start date.

Til next time...


  1. Oh Laurie such good news and such sad news. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY George!! I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I had thought things were going well. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go again to California. Cancer is relentless as we well know.

  2. Happy Birthday George, you don't look your age. Must be the spaghetti. ;c)

    Sorry to hear your dad is not doing well, we'll continue our prayers for all of you in this difficult time.

  3. So very sorry about your dad, Laurie. Travel safely. It's wonderful that you're able to spend some quality time with him right now.
    Happy Birthday George!

  4. Happy 64th gonna love 65!!!

    Very sorry to hear your Dad is not doing well. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. So sorry to hear that your father is not doing well. :'( Safe travels home.

  6. So sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope it all turns out ok, we'll think of you in our prayers. Happy birthday to George, won't be long till the big 65.

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!!! Hope you enjoyed your spaghetti! We sure miss those outings to Michelle's (and other restaurants) with the gang. We'll continue to keep you and your Dad in our thoughts and prayers! Have a safe trip.

  8. Yes, you need to go home for both your Dad and you.

    We've never been to a Macaroni Grill. Who you have thought with a name like that they would have spaghetti!

  9. So sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with him always.

    Happy Birthday, George!!

    Jim and Linda