fonder and I hope a fresh catch up on my blog. This summer has flown by and this gal has been topsy-turvy all summer. I hope to remedy that soon and settle into a calmer routine.
To start with the blog has been quiet due to family and work. In earlier posts I noted that little brother was having some health issues and thank the good Lord above and lots of prayers from family and friends those issues aren’t as bad as expected. A biopsy was completed on his prostrate after antibiotics were used and the issues remained. The doctor expected cancer but the results were benign, praise Jesus!!! The doctors are now treating him for high blood pressure but have released him to compete in Special Olympics and he’s very excited about that. He will be competing in bowling, swimming and possibly softball and basketball. Dean is also very happy because he is working three days a week at the James River Enterprise recycling center and loves taking that paycheck to the bank twice a month. I was told last week that he has the best production of any of his colleagues there that have been working for 13 years. He still attends “Life Skills” school twice a week. This summer has been really full for him socially too. He’s taken trips to Mill Mountain Zoo, The Science Museum in Roanoke, flea markets and festivals, Mill Mountain Playhouse and this weekend is supposed to have gone to the West Virginia State Fair. He seems quite happy and rarely calls me now but I still call him every week and visit him every other weekend when he’s home.
The other thing that has kept me away from my blog during the week is a change in employment. On July 25th, I started a new job at Virginia Tech in the Aerospace and Engineering Department and it’s so very exciting. This job just fell in my lap with a call from my daughters mother-in-law and within two weeks I had the job. More pay, different working hours and change in scenery have been a great thing for me!! I miss the colleagues at the Coal & Energy Center but still run into them on campus and talk with them through email. They were a wonderful group of people!!!
Of course, the garden and homework will always keep me busy and here’s some highlights of what’s going on at home: