Our main water tower is getting a face lift. For many years, it was a plain drab white with the city’s name on it. Yes, I know, I know . . . it says Hutchinson, and some of you know we live in South Hutchinson. Just as many other people do, regardless of my actual address, I will always say I live in Hutchinson and call it my hometown because it’s where I’ve lived most of my life. I can’t find the exact date of the water tower’s next design (or a photo of it, unfortunately), but I believe it was in the late 1980s or in the 1990s that it was repainted with the city’s name and “Come Share Our Space.” This was a reference to the newly expanded Cosmosphere – Science Education and Space Museum (go to this page and scroll down halfway to read about its founding.) A side note of interest (maybe to no one but me lol): I grew up just over a block west of the Cosmosphere (in the house I had my dad leave to my son, Jeff, because I didn’t want it and that my daughter-in-law, Amanda, owns now as Jeff’s widow). The Cosmosphere
Sorry I haven’t been here for a few days. Busy lately with various things. You may remember that Elissa’s cat, Drac, was very sick with feline pancreatitis back in July. He spent a couple days at the vet while being tested, monitored, and given meds. He’s doing sooooooo much better nowadays. While he was there, the staff gave Drac wet cat food (he’s used to dry) that apparently he scrarfed down. Last weekend, they decided to buy a couple cans of that cat food just to see how he would take to it at home. This past Monday evening, Elissa opened a can, put it in Drac’s food bowl, and it disappeared within a couple minutes. She said he ate it like it was crack lol. 😆 On Tuesday, I needed to do some laundry, so Jerry and I went to their house. While the laundry was going, I spent some time outdoors doing some garden cleanup. A little before noon, I came in for a break, washed my hands, and got something to drink. As I turned around, Drac came through . . . and began puking all over the carpet where Nova and Aero play. 🤦♀️ At that time,
Good news! Amazingly – praise the Lord! – not one other child or staff or other person in the day care virus episode has become sick! The grandkids are well, John and Elissa are well…. and yes, we are well. That whole thing could have easily turned out very bad for a lot of people. Thank you for your prayers throughout this time! I know Elissa will be glad to get back to work, although she greatly enjoyed the undivided time with Nova and Aero . . . but their income took a huge hit since she had to stay home with them. It had to be unpaid leave because neither of the kids were actually sick. And even though she was only off the one week, that counted as her whole 80 hours off for COVID leave regardless. They told her it was all or none. So, if any of them do get the virus at any time in the future, tough luck. It wouldn’t have been so bad, but they couldn’t allow me to watch the kids because they were concerned with keeping me and Jerry safe and well. (By the way, if you’re asking why it was
I often shop at Dollar Tree for kitchen, bathroom, personal, etc. basics and necessities. They have good stuff that’s comparable to brand name items in other stores. How can you beat $1 per product, right?! At the first of this month, as I was detouring through an aisle to avoid a huge group of people just standing around yacking (and who were not social distancing or wearing masks 🙄), I suddenly saw an item that hadn’t been there before in the craft aisle. A cute little plastic terrarium! I have wanted one of these for a long time, but the glass terrariums are often expensive and easily prone to breakage. Yay me for finding this one! There were only two on the shelf so I grabbed one. And next to them were little packages of “insect” decorations (the usual butterflies, bees, and such). Since my favorite color is green I chose the package of two green dragonflies. I made many a terrarium when I worked for a greenhouse years back but had never gotten around to making one for myself. It took me a couple weeks to remember, but finally I snipped some pieces off the sedum plants at John/Elissa’s the
*snickers at post title* That hardly ever happens on here, huh. 😆 Quick update on the indirect exposure (previous post). So far, so good. No one is showing any symptoms of the virus in our family. Still a few days to go. Praying it stays this way. I’ve stopped reading the news. (We don’t own a tv so we don’t have that awful inundation.) I’m just tired of it all. Better to do Jesus things and wait upon the Lord. It’s going to be hot again today, then “cool down” maybe 5° to 10° for three days. It usually stays hot around here clear into mid-September and sometimes into October. Bleah. I’m working on a terrarium project that I’ll share with you tomorrow or the next day. It’s been fun to create! Hope all is well with you and yours. Stay safe and be well, my friends. Blessings!