Thursday, September 5, 2013

Funerals, Friends, Firemen and Ambulances

We had a very quiet Labor Day.  Ted went shooting and smoked some ribs and I just finished up loose ends.  With my computer not available, it took some maneuvering but I think I have all the info where it needs to be.

Tuesday we attended the funeral of our friends' 49 year old daughter.  This is one of those events that just shouldn't happen.  The day after we got home last week I made sandwiches for the funeral of a 50 year old woman from our church.  Not a great week in the scheme of things.

With that under control I went to get my nails done.  I hate when they get too long.  It makes it hard to use the I-Pad and phone.  My friend Irene offered to have me look at her jewelry to see if there was something I would like to wear with my mother of the bride dress.  So I took what I had, we looked at it all together and came up with my own earrings and bracelet and one of her necklaces.  I have never been so well decked out so far in advance of an occasion!

Yesterday I went to help my friend Judy put together a list for her book club.  I have worked on computers in a word processing capacity since 1980.  I just know stuff from some lessons on the job, trial and error, sharing "finds" with co-workers and even once in awhile, reading a manual.  She was so cute trying to write down the things I did as I created a table, turned it sideways, added more lines to it, extended columns, etc.  Once I had it set up she only needed to fill in her information.  I was happy to have helped her and taught her somethings along the way.  She loved learning about the Control keys with a letter to complete a function.  She was a great student.

She and I then met her book club ladies for lunch.  What a nice group of ladies!  Just as we were finishing up a young boy pulled the fire alarm.  It was waist high and had no cover!  The alarm was so loud we took our drinks out to the patio and watched as the fire department arrived.  When I got home Ted said he was at the barber and the fellow in the next chair had what may have been a TIA, transient ischemic attack.  He went ashen, started to shake and was non-responsive.  Ted called 911 and soon the EMTs and then an ambulance arrived.  By then he was responding but did not remember what happened.  They put him in the ambulance and Ted came home.

All I can say about this week is "you just never know."

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

William James

1 comment:

Carol said...

Oh my! Seems like you have had a very eventful week - some good, some funny, and some not so good. I hope that this week will be a little more calm for you.