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Fun With G.Grandma
|Great Grandma AKA Grandma AKA Janet has been with us for the last week, and She and Jordan have been making great use of their time! You can see in the picture above they are having a blast playing ark (just about every morning!)|
|Jenny and I had fun getting ready for her stay; We put in some new french doors in the Parlor to turn it into a more comfy bedroom. We finished up the last pieces of the door/lock mechanism 5 minutes before we walked out the door to pick her up from the airport. The doors came from the Habitat for Humanity Restore They were a great deal, if they maybe took a bit more work then otherwise may have been neccesary.|
What a blessing for the whole family to be able to have this time together. Three of four generations under one roof!
Recovery At Home
So today has been a slow day, Jenny has slept a lot, spending most of the day in bed or on the couch. So far she has been feeling pretty similar, but worn out from the ordeal at the hospital. Nothing much new to report other then that.
So much for the Calm Night at Home
1:29am 6/22 - We are home and getting to bed; for everyone/anyone who was up praying for us, thank you very much!!
12:41am 6/22 - The results from the CT scan are back, Jenny looks to be in great shape. We are going home, with orders to keep an eye out for worsening pain, shortness of breath, or major changes in Blood Pressure. The Dr. thinks that it may be musculature strain in the chest as opposed to anything related to the heart. If everyone would continue to pray that Jenn would heal, and nothing else would be wrong!
12:15am 6/22 - So Jenny just got weeled off to her scan. Hopefully it won't take long and we can get home! I think we are both ready for it. Will post results once she is done and we hear back!
10:45pm 6/21 - The Dr is pretty sure that it is not a blockage in arteries, They are going to perform a CT scan to rule out a number of other rare problems. After that if everything is clear, we will head home with instructions to watch the blood pressure, and some pain medication. Please Keep Praying. We are in a room with the Dr right now. Update shortly.
10:15pm 6/21 - We have seen triage and the took an EKG which came back good.
9:30pm 6/21 - Jenny has been having these pains since shortly after dinner, but had been ignoring them. After a while, she was concerned so we decided we neeed to head to the hospital.
Jenny and I are at rex as I type. Jenny has been having unexplained chest pains, and "crazy" blood pressure. If you could please pray for us we would appreciate it!
What a Week!
Its been a heck of a week, but God has taken care of us, albeit not always the way we might have envisioned for ourselves. First our upstairs air conditioner broke , and then Jenny's car died; right in the prime of its life! Jenny and I had been headed out on a date; and I was picking up the baby sitter. Fortunately I was near their house so was able to get a ride back home from a good friend Troy Henry. Granted I did have to wait a while in the warm summer sun for the tow truck. At that point I just thought it was some kind of minor belt failure... Later we would find out that the belt failure cascaded and eventually spun broken parts into the timing belt which caused the engine valves to be destroyed. XG300 you were a nice car while it lasted.
God provided some AC relief via a free window unit that Don found for us, he even drove it up and helped me "rig" it in the window. It will work for now, but for sure isn't a permanent installation LOL God has clearly been taking care of us; its not enough to cool the whole upstairs, but it is keeping the bonus room useable, and we have moved Jordan into the bonus room at nights and for naps. As for us, we are sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of the family room! God has provided several outstanding people who are helping us out with the AC, and hopefully it will be fixed by Monday this coming week! God really is good.
To finish off this week, Friday I took a half day from work. I was going to test drive a ford freestyle that a local dealership had. It was 1000$ out of the top of our budget; I was mostly going to test drive it since carmax had a similar one down in charlotte that they would transfer. I drove, it was really nice, and I told them that if they dropped a thousand off of it, I'd drive it home show Jenny, and buy it if she liked it... the price was already very competitive for all the features, leather, gps nav, DVD, 6 disc CD, rear backup sensors... I figured there was no way they'd knock off a thousand. They came back with a 500 dollar offer... made it intruiging but not enough to delay my departure to go test drive a honda pilot... I told them that and they came down 800; that was enough! Took it home. Jenny loved it, so we are now the proud owner of a fully loaded 2006 Ford Freestyle with only 33k miles on it.
Unfortunately this means we are back in debt :( It was a nice feeling, not having any loans besides the house, but unfortunately we have only been free of the last car for 6 months, so we had definitely not built up a whole new cars worth of money. With God's help, we will definitely get back out of debt; God has been very generous towards us and given us more then we could possibly deserve starting with his Son, Jesus Christ.
So what have we been up to? You might Ask? Well we have been busy in the Yard for sure! Check out our new Garden: For more details checkout the Veggie Garden!