Monday, March 4, 2019

Work, Play, Work.....

 This young man is the roofer. I went to school with his father and my girls went to school with Troy.  I stayed home to see about getting some places on the roof fixed , while granddaughter Sierra and Ted went to the Bone Marrow Complex. The high winds had torn many shingles off last weekend. Troy returned my call, even though he was swamped with calls. He came when he said he would. He quoted a real reasonable price and did the job nicely. I paid him what he said, and gave him a tip for being prompt. He also quoted us a great price for a new roof , later this spring.
  Layla got a unicorn for her birthday. LOL. She was sick in this picture but still happy. Her Gigi got this for her, knowing she loves them.
  Once Layla was much better, she celebrated with a birthday donut...see the four candles.  Cousin Max is looking on .
 Then some real play time for the little birthday girl.  She's a giggly happy girl....so I can not think of the germs on these play grounds.
  We got some snow. Not much and I am truly thankful. Funny, one drive the snow did not stick too and this front one I had to shovel. Well maybe not had to but did.
 Teddy Bear is getting some of his strength back. Not wood chopping strength but fire starter in the shop strength.  He was happy to just be in his shop...and this is an easy thing to do just to be out there.  I see his hair is growing and his mustache is returning.
  We are waiting for word form the Bone Marrow doctor. DR. Tandra.  . Ted will go to their facility and get a chemo , before the bone marrow transplant...so our wonderful Dr. Birhiray will not be involved.   I am sure  it's because of it being Franciscan Health and not St. Vincent's.
   Please keep Ted in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you dear blog family. XO

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  1. Happy that you got your roof repaired! Continued prayers for Ted, for strength and complete healing. Love the snow when it is not at my house:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

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    1. Theresa, LOL, yes, I like the snow when it's at the north pole. Thank you so much for your prayers, we need them and appreciate them. Blessings to you and yours,xoxo, Susie

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  2. We didn't get much snow either. I'm so glad of that. Also glad to hear that Ted is doing so well. I know you will be happy when all of this is over and he can start to get back to himself. Praying for you both.

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    1. Thank you so muc Kathy. I am grateful for your prayers. We are in need of them. Seems so much can go on at once till my head is spinning . Blessings to you and Joe, stay warm and safe. xoxo, Susie

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  3. It's so good to see Ted in his shop...I know that is good therapy for him! And I know he is anxious to feel well enough to work at his wood crafts again. Hope this week goes well. We keep you both in our prayers! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you my dear Diane. We are thankful for the beautiful blog family we have , plus our near family. Prayers are a way we can all help one another. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

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  4. Oh, Layla likes unicorns! I am really into them, Susie, since I have granddaughters now. And I see them everywhere! This is a cute picture of Layla playing with hers. Isn't that funny that we sometimes come across the sons and daughters of the people we went to school with? That was nice that he came right over to fix your roof. All that snow covering your porch is a beautiful sight, Susie. It's so good to see Ted back in his workshop again. I bet this picture does your heart good. Still keeping him in my prayers, and you as well, dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

    *I wish you would frame that picture of Layla sometime. It really is precious. : )

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. We truly are grateful for your pryaers and kind words. Sheri, this morning when Ted took his shower and was getting ready to go for his labs..I saw his hair was growing and I him, "hey your hair and mustache is coming back. " He just laughed about it. I saw the cutest unicorn coloring book at the $ store...so I may have to get that for Layla. LOL. It's wonderful to see those sweet little ones , isn't it? Hope you get to hug and squeeze yours. Blessings to all, love you, xoxo, Susie

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    2. Susie, thanks for letting me know about the burls. Someone else mentioned that as well, but I didn't know it may be from an injury or fungus. I wonder why they don't cut it down; maybe cause it's so old. I love the trees, especially unusual looking ones like this.

      Yes, I got to see Francesca last weekend! It really did my heart good. She's already walking and Jess has to keep an eye on her all the time. She's so funny. Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. I appreciate it. :)

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  5. Wonderful to see Ted working in his shop! I will keep praying with you about the upcoming treatments. The kids look like they are enjoying themselves. Happy Birthday Layla!

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. I am trying to keep my wits about me..although waiting is making me nervous. Layla is a sweetheart when it comes to being with her cousins. She and Max are so close. I laugh whenever I get a chance to watch them interact together. Blessings, stay warm...I have a fire going in the fireplace. xoxo, Susie

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  6. I love seeing Ted back in his shop!! It's hard to believe that real life goes on even in the midst of a health crisis. You do well in staying involved with everything. I have a tendency to freeze up and not move. That does no one any good. Praying and praying that Ted gets a good report and always praying for you, our Sweet Susie Q!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda...I honestly can feel my mind spinning when I read up on the transplant and what is ahead for us. I am scared...so I pray and pray. I try to keep busy to keep from getting into a panic. It did my heart good to see Ted in his shop. He was smiling a lot yesterday. I am thankful for your friendship. I have been blessed with a beautiful caring blog family as well as my very own family. :) Blessings to you and LD, love you guys, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Great to see Ted was able to get back in his shop! I am sure that will help with his spirit!! I am sending prayers to you both for strength!! Hugs! Annster's Domain

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    1. Oh thank you Ann. I am so humbled by everyone's kindness. We are grateful for prayers and well wishes. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Keeping you both in our prayers. Glad to see Ted feeling like being in his shop!

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    1. Thank you so much Jan. Ted was really happy to go to his shop . He smiled a lot yesterday. Chemo takes a lot out of one's physical and emotional being. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Thinking of the germs on those play areas make me squirm too. Ted is looking great!
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, Thank you. Ted does looks better everyday...so far. I am hoping he gets his treatments while he is getting stringer. Ewwee yes, those play places are gross germy. LOL. I hope Layla stays well. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Ted is always in my thoughts. I'm glad he's feeling better and stronger. And yay for your new roof!

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    1. Jeanie, I was so scared when I saw some shingles off our roof near the vent cap. So I knew that had to be repaired. This young man talked so polite and kind. I laughed when he said people should always call someone in their home town..that way if you have trouble it's easy to find them. LOL. Don't you love that. I knew with rains coming soon, we did not need a leaky roof...I could not take that on top of our busy time with Ted's treatments. Which I am praying will be soon. Thank you for your sweet words. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Good to see Ted in his shop. You all are still in my thoughts and prayers. We did get snow....too much for me when I’m longing for warmth and color!! Usually March snow disappears quickly but not this time....daytime temps in the 20’s will keep it around for awhile longer.
    Take care, Susie!

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    1. Doris, Thank you for your sweet prayers and good thoughts. We so appreciate you. Oh it was 2 degrees here this morning. That is a cold start to March. But I see it's 16 days till spring...hooray. Blessings, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Good to see Ted looking good and smiling! I'm sure it is a balm to the spirit to be in his shop! Keeping you both in my prayers, Susie!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. We are very grateful for your prayers. We will be needing many when the bone marrow transplant is done...Everything I read about it makes me hold my breath.. Ted was so happy to do a normal chore. He was tired later but still happy. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  13. I know a roofer, he likes what he takes home, but not the labor.

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    1. Usually when people get roofers, they truly need them...can not just let the rain, snow and ice in your home...so they can pretty much charge what they like. I am thankful Troy was reasonable. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Hope your granddaughter had a wonderful birthday. Glad to see Ted out and about. Janice

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    1. Hi Janice, It was nice to see Teddy in his shop. He just wanted to be out there, so he made those fire starters. Layla did have a fun day with her cousins and birthday donuts. Blessings to you, stay warm. xoxo, Susie

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  15. She is such a pretty little girl..glad she is feeling better.
    Good to hear your sweetheart is doing so well...he looks good in this photo. xoxo

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    1. Thank you BJ. I was happy to see Ted smiling in his shop. He was tire somewhat later...but still smiling. Little Layla enjoyed her play time with her cousins and donuts. LOL. Hope you are having nice days and getting ready for spring. I am longing for warmer days. Blessings to you, love, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Glad you got the roof fixed by a good friend. So great to see Ted smiling and getting back into his shop. I am continuing to pray that he will do well with the bone marrow transfer. Hugs sweet friend.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, The more I read from the book the bone marrow people sent home with Ted, the more scared I become. I pray I have the strength, at times I feel terrified. Thank you for the prayers , we so need them. Hope you are getting along and healing from that surgery. Don't try to do too much too soon. Blessings you sweet friend, xoxo,love, Susie

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  17. Hi Susie ~ Your Teddy Bear is looking good in that picuture. I know this has been such a difficult time for you and your family. I will be keeping you in my prayers, as my dearest is getting the treatment he needs for his heart, I'm finding a little more time to be on the computer. Hugs and prayers.

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    1. Wanda, I am praying for you and your husband too. Thank you for your prayers. We all need to pray for one another. We are still in waiting here. So much going on , yet sitting still. Ted will be seeing a dental surgeon this afternoon...has to be in good dental health. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  18. Susie- Ted looks amazing-out there in his shop!!! That has to be good for him, giving him strength in his mind and soul!!! My prayers continue for you both.

    Love and blessings
    Gert

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    1. Gert, I thank you for your prayers, so much. We sure do need them. Ted is getting some strength and even some of his hair back. :) But we have a tough road ahead also. I just stop what I am doing at times, and ask God to make me strong. I am scared so much of the time. I know God is with me, or I would be a crazy woman by now. LOL. Blessings, love you,xoxo, Susie

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  19. That's a great picture of Ted and I know it must be so good for him to be able to get out in his shop again. Praying for a successful bone marrow transplant and recovery!

    Little Layla is darling! Our 4 yr old granddaughter loves unicorns too!

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    1. Dewena , Oh to be a child again...I would love a unicorn too. :) Layla had fun with her cousins playing and eating donuts.
      Teddy was so happy to be in his shop...so he made the fire starters and was tired afterwards, but still smiling. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Guys like your roofer are hard to find these days. So glad he was there for you. That wind was something else. Always thinking of your Ted!

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    1. Thank you Peggy. Your kind thoughts mean a lot to us. Yes, good honest workers and mechanics are hard to find, so we have to appreciate them. I do not mind giving a small tip when I can. Hoping to get our new roof this spring. Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  21. I'm so glad you were able to get your roof fixed. We need a new roof badly. We haven't gotten any quotes yet. When we bought the cottage almost 30 years ago, we put a new one on to the tune of $9,000. I can't even imagine how much it will be now. My thoughts are with you and your sweet hubby and family. The littles are so cute..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, All I can say about your roof price...OMG. This young man roofs for a living and has a great reputation. We did not know our roof was so bad.Troy quoted us less than 1,000 for tear off, put new roof( better 30 year shingles), clean up, and haul away. I guess I better sign up for that now. I told him word of mouth is a great advertisement and I will be talking him up. Because I always slam the man that did my roof when we lived in town.He just kept adding things onto the bill and never finished the job. Not a nice man at all.
      Thank you for the good thoughts for us. We are still waiting..some times I just can't breathe , so scared. We love our wee ones here. I just wish I could hug one of them when I feel sad. Blessings to you. Stay safe , xoxo, Susie

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  22. Glad to see you got your roof fixed. That wind is ferious and can do lots of damage. We had to replace our whole roof a few years ago. I'm so happy to see ted in his shop and know he's feeling some better. Prayers still going up for you both.. Stay warm and have a nice week. xoxox

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    1. Hi Susie, Tahnk you so much for your prayers. We need them always. I keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. I wish we lived closer...so we could visit . LOL
      Ted was so happy to be in the shop. He has not been back out , but rides the stationary bike for exercise. I told him he had chicken hair this morning...I could see it was growing.LOL
      I had to get that roof repaired before spring rains and such. I am going to have that young man do the job, he has a great reputation in our town. Take care dear friend. Know that I love you and wish you the best. Blessings, xoxo, love, Susie

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  23. it's so nice to find a contractor who does what he says he is going to do. and a real plus these days if they come when they say they will. we replaced our roof a few years ago, the new one is so pretty and it doesn't leak...happy dance!!!

    prayers for ted, he looks good!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie for the prayers. It means so much to Ted and I. Blog family is a wonderful thing. It is great to find people who take pride in their work and their word. I did not mind giving Troy a tip. It was pleasant to met someone so polite too. Glad it isn't leaking at your house, dance on pretty girl. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  24. So glad that Little Layla had her birthday party. Had to chuckle over your comment about playground equipment. ☺️ I hear ya!

    What a great picture of Ted in his shop. Men do love their work spaces! Yay for returning strength. Praying also for the upcoming treatment and bone marrow transplant. May the docs all be fabulous! We already know that God is on the job!

    Here’s to spring! You don’t need anymore snowstorms to clean up. And Yay for a fixed for now roof!

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    1. Thank you so much Vee. I am so grateful for your prayers and kind words. Ted was enjoying being in the shop. He has special mats to stand on while working out there...they safe your feet and leg for becoming so tired, but he felt his leg when he made those fire starters. I tell do not over do, a little each day is helpful. We are to have rain storms today...so that sounds like spring is very near. Glad our roof is fixed to get us thru this period. Hope you are feeling much better and stay warm.Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. I'm so glad I dropped in. So glad to see that smile on Ted's face. Nothing like being in your element.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, Thankful for your visit. Hope all is well with you and your family. Ted will be hearing something this coming week for the bone marrow group. Please keep us in your prayers. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Praying for your Ted and for your family.
    God bless you all.
    This post is so positive and I'm so happy for your good news. May every minute of his treatment go perfectly well.

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  27. I am please to know that you got your roof fixed.

    Have a great day

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  28. Ted looks great! I'm glad he was able to go into his shop! I'm also glad that you were able to get your roof fixed. I wanted to thank you for the kind words you left on my post. I appreciate it!

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  29. Susie, so happy to see that Ted is doing so well, I am keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. We have been dealing with leaky roof issues also, a five year old roof shouldn't be leaking, but they just can't seem to figure it out :(
    Your grandchildren are the sweetest, I think it runs in the family :)
    Stay well dear friend,
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  30. thanks for coming by, Susie

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