Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The Good, the Bad and the . . .
It's Christmas again! Two of the packages promised from home (you know, the ones mailed over a month ago!) arrived in the mail yesterday! In fact, 40 packages arrived in the mission yesterday! It's surprising what a package from home can do to lift one's spirits! I think we managed to get everything in the picture. As you can see, everything arrived in great condition. There was one Reece's that was partially smashed and that was it!
And every single items is just what the doctor ordered! We are really going to enjoy this stuff!
On a more solemn note, Sister Caldwell went to the doctor today. The news wasn't exactly what we had hoped for. It would have been nice had he at least replaced that big old cast with a smaller one. What he did do was rewrap the original one and tell us it has to stay on for at least two more weeks!
He did replace the bandages, as mentioned. And in the process was able to wrap it so that the cast is supported much better. That has helped. We just hope the next two weeks go by really fast!
But the other couples continue to be a great support and help. One of the senior Sister's is a registered nurse. She accompanied Sister Caldwell to the doctor while I taught a workshop that was scheduled some time ago. Then, she rounded up some larger clothes, had Sister Caldwell try them on, and altered them to accommodate the cast. Melba now has a new wardrobe -- one she can wear with the cast, thus allowing her to get out and about more. For both of us! I could use the help at the office!
There is a small silver lining in all this after all!
Note: In the last post, Dave Osborn commented about getting out of the apartment in the event of a fire, in view of all these locks. Good observation. Hadn't really given that much thought. However, I think a major fire is pretty much impossible in these old buildings. The walls, ceilings and floors are all of concrete. And we mean ALL of the walls -- outside walls, inside walls, partions -- everything! A fire's not goin' far in this old place! Might manage to burn the wallpaper off the walls, but I doubt it!